Obama 1 Vs Obama 2

Because I’m sick today I am going to reprint a series by one of my favourites, Thomas Sowell.

Many voters will be comparing Mitt Romney with Barack Obama between now and election day. But what might be even more revealing would be comparing Obama with Obama. There is a big contrast between Obama based on his rhetoric (“Obama 1”) and Obama based on his record (“Obama 2”).

For example, during the 2008 election campaign, Obama 1 spoke of “opening up and creating more transparency in government,” so that government spending plans would be posted on the Internet for days before they passed into legislation. After he was elected president, Obama said, “My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government.”

This Obama 1 sounds like a very good fellow. No wonder so many people voted for him.

But then there is Obama 2. He passed a mammoth ObamaCare bill so fast that even members of Congress didn’t have time to read it, much less the general public. It was by no means posted on the Internet for days before the vote, as promised.

The Constitution of the United States requires transparency as well. When people are nominated by a President to become Cabinet members, the Constitution requires that they be confirmed by the Senate before they can take office, so that facts about them can become known before they are given the powers of their offices.

Although President Obama complied with this requirement when he appointed Cabinet members, he also made other appointments to powerful positions created by Executive Orders — people aptly called “czars” for the vast, unchecked powers they wielded, in some cases greater than the powers exercised by Cabinet members.

These “czars” never had to be confirmed by the Senate, and so had no public vetting before acquiring their powers. We had unknown and unaccountable rulers placed over us.

Another aspect of transparency was the Constitution’s requirement that Congress pass a budget every year. The Democratically controlled Senate during the Obama administration has not passed a budget for three consecutive years.

Passing a budget makes the administration tell the public what it will pay for, what it will have to cut to reduce the deficit — and how big the deficit will be if they don’t cut anything. By not even passing a budget, Obama 2 and his party are in effect saying to the public, “It is none of your business.” Transparency?

In his oath of office, Barack Obama swore to see that the laws are faithfully executed, as all Presidents do. But that was Obama 1. Once in the White House, Obama 2 proceeded to explicitly waive the enforcement of laws he didn’t agree with.

The immigration laws are a classic example. Failing to get Congress to pass some version of amnesty, Obama 2 simply issued an Executive Order exempting certain classes of illegal immigrants from the immigration laws on the books.

Too many people have gotten sucked into a discussion of whether it is a good or a bad thing for people brought into the country as children to be exempted. But the whole reason for Constitutional government is to have all three branches of government agree on what the laws of the land shall be.

Obama 2 has decided instead that if Congress doesn’t do what he wants, he will do it by himself through Executive Orders.

If any President can unilaterally change the law, we are not likely to have the same freedom under rule by presidential fiat as under Constitutional government. This is especially dangerous in a President’s second term, when he need no longer have to consider what the voters want. With a couple more Supreme Court appointments he can permanently change the very nature of American government.

One of the most dangerous examples of a lack of transparency was inadvertently revealed last March when Obama 2, unaware that a microphone was on, told Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that, after he is reelected, and never has to face the voters again, he will have the “flexibility” to make a deal with Russia on missile defense systems.

In other words, Obama will be able to make a deal with a country that has been America’s most implacable and most formidable adversary for more than half a century — a deal he couldn’t make if the voters knew about it before the election. Think about that chilling prospect, and what it reveals about the real Obama.

Nowhere is the contrast between Barack Obama, as defined by his rhetoric (“Obama 1”) and Barack Obama as defined by his actions (“Obama 2”) greater than in his foreign policy — and especially his policy toward Israel.

What if we put aside Barack Obama’s rhetoric, and instead look exclusively at his documented record over a period of decades, up to and including the present?

The first thing that is most striking about that record is the long string of his mentors and allies who were marked by hatred of the United States, and a vision of the world in which the white, Western nations have become prosperous by oppressing and exploiting the non-white, non-Western nations.

The person most people have heard of who matched that description has been Jeremiah Wright, whose church Barack Obama attended for 20 years, and was still attending when he began his campaign for the presidency. But Jeremiah Wright was just one in a series of mentors and allies with a similar vision and a similar visceral hostility to the West.

Barack Obama was virtually marinated in that vision from childhood. His mother clashed with her Indonesian husband when he began to move away from his earlier anti-Western radicalism and to work with Western businesses investing in Indonesia.

As a counterweight to whatever ideological influence her Indonesian husband might have on her son, she extolled the virtues of his absent Kenyan father, who remained a doctrinaire, anti-Western socialist to the end.

After Barack Obama was sent back to Hawaii to live with his grandparents at age ten, his grandfather introduced him to a black man named Frank Marshall Davis, who had a long career of anti-American, anti-white propaganda that included a stint as a member of the Communist Party. Davis was Obama’s mentor on race throughout his adolescent years, until Obama left for college.

The progression of such mentors and like-minded contemporaries continued as Obama went through Occidental College, Columbia University and the Harvard Law School.

These included Professor Edward Said at Columbia, a spokesman for Palestinian terrorists, and Professor Derrick Bell at the Harvard Law School. Bell was an advocate of so-called “critical race theory” — an uncritical mishmash of notions by a man who said that he saw his role as deliberately annoying white people. Barack Obama literally embraced Professor Bell at a public gathering.

After Obama went out into the world and worked for a time in a private business, he regarded himself as being, in his own words, “a spy behind enemy lines.”

Later, when he began his political career by running for state office in Illinois, his campaign began with a fundraiser in the home of Bill Ayers, who had been a domestic terrorist who planted bombs in public places, including the Pentagon.

When this association was later revealed, Obama said that he was still a child during Ayers’ years as a terrorist. But Obama was by no means still a child when Ayers defended his years of terrorism in a statement that appeared in the New York Times — ironically, on September 11, 2001.

This is not the Barack Obama that most voters saw and elected President of the United States in 2008. What they saw was a carefully crafted image of a bright, articulate, energetic and genial fellow who would heal our racial and partisan divides. His likability was high and remained so, even after many became disappointed with his policies.

His geniality has carried him over many rough spots. But have you ever heard of a grumpy confidence man? Geniality is a prerequisite for the job.

What many regard as a failure of Obama’s foreign policy, especially in the Middle East, may well be one of his biggest successes. His desire to redistribute wealth domestically is part of a larger ideological vision that includes a redistribution of power internationally.

Obama has long said that the United States plays too large a role internationally. His policies suggest that Islamic countries need a larger role. The troubling question is whether he still sees his own role as “a spy behind enemy lines” in the White House.

Much puzzling behavior by Barack Obama falls into place when we go behind the image that he projects (“Obama 1”) to the factual reality of the man’s whole life and thrust (“Obama 2”).

Obama himself is well aware of the nature and importance of his image. In his own words, “I serve as a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views.” An 18th century philosopher put the matter bluntly: “When I speak, I put on a mask. When I act, I am forced to take it off.”

Many of Barack Obama’s actions as President of the United States reflect neither political expediency nor an attempt to promote the best interests of the American people. Take, for example, his bowing low from the waist to foreign leaders.

No President of the United States had ever done that before. It gained Obama nothing with the voters, nor was there any reason to think that he expected it to. Why then did he do it?

What did it accomplish? It brought the United States down a peg, in the eyes of the world, something that he has sought to do in many other ways.

These bows were perfectly consistent with his view of a maldistribution of power and prestige internationally, just as his domestic agenda reflects a felt need for a redistribution of wealth and power within American society.

It is not just the United States, but the Western world in general, including Israel, that needs to be brought down a peg, from the standpoint of the ideology prevalent among the people with whom Barack Obama has allied himself consistently for decades.

Against that background, it is not at all puzzling that President Obama has clamped down on offshore oil drilling by Americans in the Gulf of Mexico, but has actually encouraged and subsidized offshore oil drilling by Brazil with our tax dollars.

Nor is it surprising that he imposes draconian restrictions on industrial activities in the United States, in the name of fighting “global warming,” while accepting the fact that Third World nations that are beginning to industrialize will generate far more pollution than any restrictions in America can possibly offset.

That is another example of international redistribution — and payback for perceived past oppressions or exploitation of the West against the non-West. So is replacing pro-Western governments in the Middle East with Islamic extremist governments.

Some people may have gotten focused on the issue of Barack Obama’s birth certificate because so much of what he has done seems foreign to American ideals, traditions and interests. But birth tells us nothing about loyalty. One-time American Communist leader Earl Browder was descended from the Pilgrims.

Those who have questioned whether Barack Obama is really a citizen of the United States have missed the larger question: Whether he considers himself a citizen of the world. Think about this remarkable statement by Obama during the 2008 campaign: “We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that every other country is going to say, ‘OK.'”

Are Americans supposed to let foreigners tell them how to live their lives? The implied answer is clearly “Yes!” When President Obama went to the United Nations for authority to take military action and ignored the Congress of the United States, that was all consistent with his vision of the way the world should be.

How has Obama gotten away with so many things that are foreign to American beliefs and traditions? Partly it is because of a quiescent media, sharing many of his ideological views and/or focused on the symbolism of his being “the first black President.” But part of his success must be credited — if that is the word — to his own rhetorical talents and his ability to project an image that many people accept and welcome.

The role of a confidence man is not to convince skeptics, but to help the gullible believe what they want to believe. Most of what Barack Obama says sounds very persuasive if you don’t know the facts — and often sounds like sheer nonsense if you do. But he is not trying to convince skeptics, nor worried about looking ridiculous to informed people who won’t vote for him anyway.

This is a source of much polarization between those who see and accept Obama 1 and those who see through that facade to Obama 2.

During the same week the American ambassador to Libya was murdered and his dead body dragged through the streets by celebrating mobs, the president of the United States found time to go on the David Letterman show to demonstrate his sense of humor and how cool he is.

But Barack Obama did not have time to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of a nation repeatedly threatened with annihilation by Iranian leaders working feverishly toward the creation of nuclear bombs.

This was an extraordinary thing in itself, something that probably no other president of the United States could have gotten away with without raising a firestorm of criticisms and denunciations. But much of the media see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil when it comes to Barack Obama — especially during an election year.

Nor was this public rebuff of a publicly requested meeting with Netanyahu unique in its expression of disrespect, if not contempt, for both the man and his country.

Despite his glowing assertions of his commitment to Israel, especially in speeches to American Jewish groups, Obama has been working against Israel’s interests from his first day in the White House. As in many other contexts, what Obama says and does are often opposite.

The vision in which Obama has been steeped is one in which white Western nations have oppressed and exploited nonwhite, non-Western nations, becoming rich and arrogant at other people’s expense. It is a vision that calls out, not for justice, but for payback.

When Jeremiah Wright said, “white folks’ greed runs a world in need” — and Obama, by his own account, was moved to tears — it captured in a few melodramatic words what a whole series of Obama’s mentors and allies had been saying for decades. No wonder it resonated with him.

Despite hopes that Barack Obama’s election as president of the United States would mark the beginning of a post-racial era in America, no hope was ever so completely doomed from the outset.

Anyone who looks beyond Obama’s soothing words about race to his record, from his joining self-segregated black students in college to his appointing Al Sharpton as a White House adviser, can see the contrast between rhetoric and reality.

Obama is not the first leader of a nation whose actions reflected some half-baked vision, enveloped in lofty rhetoric and spiced with a huge dose of ego. Nor would he be the first such leader to steer his nation into a historic catastrophe.

In Obama’s case, the potential for catastrophe is international in scope, and perhaps irretrievable in its consequences, as he stalls with feckless gestures as terrorist-sponsoring Iran moves toward the production of nuclear bombs.

Obama’s rhetoric says he will protect Israel, but the actions of Obama have in fact protected Iran from an Israeli attack on its nuclear facilities — until it is now questionable whether Iran’s deeply buried nuclear facilities can be destroyed by the Israelis.

Those deeply buried facilities took time to build, and Obama’s policies gave them that time, with his lackadaisical approach of seeking United Nations resolutions and international sanctions that never had any serious chance of stopping Iran’s movement toward becoming a nuclear power. And Obama had to know that.

In March, “Foreign Policy” magazine reported that “several high-level sources” in the Obama administration had revealed Israel’s secret relationship with Azerbaijan, where Israeli planes could refuel to or from an airstrike against Iran’s nuclear facilities.

The administration feared “the risks of an Israeli strike on Iran,” according to these “high-level sources.” Apparently the risks of an Iranian nuclear strike on Israel are not so much feared.

This leak was one of the historic and unconscionable betrayals of an ally whose very existence is threatened. But the media still saw no evil, heard no evil and spoke no evil. The only question now is whether American voters will wake up before it is too late — not just for Israel, but for America too.

Political Cartoons by Lisa Benson

The River De Nial

Kill our Ambassador win $450 Million Dollars!
The Obama administration notified Congress on Friday that it would provide Egypt’s new government an emergency cash infusion of $450 million.

Yes, I know that was in Libya. But it’s still the “Arab Spring” and we are still rewarding the same basic Islamic Radicals because Obama promised the money to people he knew nothing about just because they were “liberators” in 2011 and he didn’t care then and he doesn’t care now.

He’s too busy campaigning to care.

We need good foreign policy decisions like that in the next 4 years when Iran nukes Israel or Israel attacks Iran to prevent it.

Hillary: “The recent riots and protests throughout the region have brought the challenge of transition into sharp relief,” Mrs. Clinton said, without mentioning the assistance to Egypt specifically. “Extremists are clearly determined to hijack these wars and revolutions to further their agendas and ideology, so our partnership must empower those who would see their nations emerge as true democracies.”

4 People were killed in a Terrorist attack and they just can’t face it.  How fast was it off the Ministry of Truth, hours?….

Talk about swimming up the river DE NIAL.

Speaking of Denial:

Spanish-language television network Univision plans to air a television special that it said reveals more violence than previously known, as well as the stories of how many more Operation Fast and Furious victims were killed, the network announced in a Friday release.

“The consequences of the controversial ‘Fast and Furious’ undercover operation put in place by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in 2009 have been deadlier than what has been made public to date,” the network said. “The exclusive, in-depth investigation by Univision News’ award-winning Investigative Unit — Univision Investiga — has found that the guns that crossed the border as part of Operation Fast and Furious caused dozens of deaths inside Mexico.”

Among other groups of Fast and Furious victim stories Univision says it will tell in the special to air Sunday evening at 7 p.m., is one about how “16 young people attending a party in a residential area of Ciudad Juárez in January of 2010″ were gunned down with weapons the Obama administration gave to drug cartel criminals through Fast and Furious.

Among other groups of Fast and Furious victim stories Univision says it will tell in the special to air Sunday evening at 7 p.m., is one about how “16 young people attending a party in a residential area of Ciudad Juárez in January of 2010″ were gunned down with weapons the Obama administration gave to drug cartel criminals through Fast and Furious.

“Univision News’ Investigative Unit was also able to identify additional guns that escaped the control of ATF agents and were used in different types of crimes throughout Mexico,” the network added. “Furthermore, some of these guns — none of which were reported by congressional investigators — were put in the hands of drug traffickers in Honduras, Puerto Rico, and Colombia. A person familiar with the recent congressional hearings called Univision’s findings ‘the holy grail’ that Congress had been searching for.” (DC)

But don’t worry, it was all Bush’s Fault! So just ignore it. 🙂
And then there’s the Schizoid ACLU who is Pro-Illegal but is apparently unhappy with Big Brother Obama.

NEW YORK — The Obama administration has overseen a sharp increase in the number of people subjected to warrantless electronic surveillance of their telephone, email and Facebook accounts by federal law enforcement agencies, new documents released by the American Civil Liberties Union on Friday revealed.

The documents, released by the ACLU after a months-long legal battle with the Department of Justice, show that in the last two years, more people were spied on by the government than in the preceding decade. The documents do not include information on most terrorism investigations and requests from state and local law enforcers. Nor do they include surveillance by federal agencies outside Justice Department purview, like the Secret Service.

Department of Justice agencies obtained 37,616 court orders for information about phone calls in 2011, according to the documents. That’s an increase of 47 percent from the 25,535 orders obtained by the government in 2009. Including Internet and email information requests, more than 40,000 people were targeted in 2011.

“We’re seeing a massive increase in requests for what as a technologist I would call metadata, so it’s not the what you say, but the who you say it to,” said Chris Soghoian, the principal technologist at the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy and Technology Project.

The government can legally collect that metadata, about who and when you call, email or instant message, because of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, passed in 1986. Back then, “pen registers,” which collect outgoing data like phone numbers, or “trap and trace” devices that collect incoming data, were physical devices that had to be attached to phone lines. It was an arduous process that limited widespread use.

Not so today. From the feds to local Mayberry cops, all that law enforcers needs in order to obtain an order allowing surveillance to file a procedural request with a judge certifying that the information will be used in conjunction with a criminal investigation. With contemporary technology, telecommunications providers can comply with those orders at the push of a button.

“Why are we seeing such a surge? We don’t really know,” said Soghoian. “It may be that there’s more and more FBI and DEA offices that are discovering the utility of these tools or using them more frequently.”

“Maybe the social networking sites and email providers just didn’t provide this information in the past, but now they do — but what is clear is that the numbers are growing at an alarming rate.”

The Justice Department data do not specify crimes the government was investigating when it requested the orders.

Particularly concerning, Soghoian said, are forms of communication, including emails and social networks, that the government may analyze with sophisticated techniques to turn messaging metadata into something more revealing. In a somewhat similar manner, the retailler Target used purchase histories to discover which of its customers were pregnant.

The Justice Department, in a statement, said the orders are legal — and necessary.

“In every instance cited here, a federal judge authorized the law enforcement activity,” said Dean Boyd, a spokesman. “As criminals increasingly use new and more sophisticated technologies, the use of orders issued by a judge and explicitly authorized by Congress to obtain non-content information is essential for federal law enforcement officials to carry out their duty to protect the public and investigate violations of federal laws.”

The ACLU supports an amendment to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act proposed by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-New York) that would require disclosure of the number federal and state law enforcement surveillance requests. The legislation also would speed the release of that data.

Pen registers and trap and trace requests represent only one part of the federal government’s rapidly expanding electronic surveillance toolbox.

As technology gallops along and civil liberties law lags, Soghoian said, it is increasingly being left to the government and private corporations to decide what is legal and what is not. But citizens’ tools to track those new frontiers in privacy are lacking. It’s unclear, for instance, how many of the requests for information went to social networks like Facebook.

“I think there’s really something at a deep level creepy about the government looking through your communications records, and you never learn that they were doing it,” Soghoian said. (Huffington Post)

One Liberal on the same site said that at least they were doing it legally unlike Bush.

That make a difference to a Liberal, you know!

Wow! what a partisan reality we live in.

As long as there guy does it “legally” it’s ok that he’s spying on you.

NO IT ISN’T!

But as always, if you disagree you must be a racist. 🙂

And Liberals can do anything they want because it’s always someone’s fault.

Doesn’t that just give you the warm fuzzies.

Say, what is that buzzing noise outside my window?? 🙂

Political Cartoons by Jerry Holbert

Political Cartoons by Lisa Benson

 Political Cartoons by Gary Varvel

Origins

Americans must be wondering how much more of this “recovery” they can afford. New figures from the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey, compiled by Sentier Research , show that the typical American household’s real (inflation-adjusted) income has actually dropped 5.7 percent during the Obama “recovery.”

Yet it gets worse. Amazingly, incomes have dropped even more during the “recovery” than they did during the recession. In fact, they’ve dropped more than twice as much as they did during the recession.

Using constant 2012 dollars (to adjust for inflation), the median annual income of American households was $53,718 as of June 2009, the last month of the recession. Now, after 38 months of this “recovery,” it has fallen to $50,678 — a drop of $3,040 per household. (KFYI)

But he the guy in charge of this will give you free stuff and will make sure he sticks it to “rich” people!!! The other guy is just a gaffe-laden asshole. 🙂

And besides we all know it’s Bush’s Fault, after all… 🙂

The newest viral video is of a woman who says she will vote for Obama because she got a free cell phone from him. Now that’s the kind of intellectual voter response we need as a country! 🙂

The program is called Lifeline, established in 1984, originally created to subsidize landline phone service for low income Americans, funded by government-collected telecommunication fees, paid by consumers.

In 2008, the program was expanded to support cell phones which quickly escalated the cost of the program. In 2008 the program cost $772 million, but by 2011 it cost $1.6 billion.

A 2011 audit found that 269,000 wireless Lifeline subscribers were receiving free phones and monthly service from two or more carriers. Several websites have been created to promote “free” government cell phones, including the”The Obama Cell Phone” website at Obamaphone.net.

After all, a Cell phone must be a Human Right and if you deny it to people you must be a racist!. 🙂

Michael Ramirez Cartoon

What a mean, evil racist! 🙂

But it’s Obama re-election time, so no one in the FCC is going to do anything about it. Don’t want to upset the peasants.

2016 Update

Two weeks ago, Dinesh D’Souza’s documentary “2016: Obama’s America” passed Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” for second place on the all-time box-office money list for political documentaries. It now has a box office gross of more than $32 million. But if you’re an independent or a liberal who’s unplugged from conservative websites and talk radio, you’d never know.
You didn’t see D’Souza on CBS or NBC (although he showed up on ABC’s “Nightline” in late night). There were no cover stories in Time or Newsweek. The film opened on just one screen in Houston when it premiered on July 13, and then spread to 10, and eventually to 1,000 theaters in August, and 2,000 theaters in September. A cultural sensation, yes — but somehow not newsworthy.
Al Gore, naturally, had every advantage of a beloved liberal almost-president. When it hit theaters in May of 2006, Time magazine wrote, “The movie got raves at the Sundance Film Festival … In Los Angeles theaters, the trailers have been getting ovations.” On NBC, Katie Couric sat down in the outdoors with Gore and told him that in the movie, “you’re funny, vulnerable, disarming, self-effacing.” On CBS, anchor Harry Smith gushed, “The box office receipts would indicate that it’s an action movie — you did better per screening than almost anything that’s come out this week.”
Even after Gore’s slideshow lecture/film eventually sputtered out at the Cineplex, several more rounds of fawning followed: an Academy Award and a Nobel Peace Prize, and in between the gushing lines came the idea that Gore might (or should) run again for president. The “Goracle” gush was so heavy that Time collected it all together. He was “Al Gore — the improbably charismatic, Academy Award-winning, Nobel Prize-nominated environmental prophet with an army of followers and huge reserves of political and cultural capital at his command.”
And yet, D’Souza’s film was the Little Engine That Could — the film that could surpass Gore at the box office. He didn’t need MSNBC to put him on, although in August, he slammed them as cowardly: “You could watch that channel and not even know we have a film out — unless you saw a commercial that we’re running for our film. You look at Lawrence O’Donnell, you look at Rachel Maddow, you look at Chris Matthews. I mean, look at those cowards! … I would love to cross swords with those guys, but I think they’re all hiding under the desk.”
Whatever media elite notice D’Souza received began trickling in once it made the top ten of the weekend box-office hits in late August … and it wasn’t positive at all.
A Washington Post critic scoffed on August 24: “It is doomed to win precious few converts. It’s a textbook example of preaching to the choir. It has the air of a ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ sequel, pandering to the franchise’s hardcore fans, while boring everyone else.”
And “An Inconvenient Truth” was different?
On August 29, ABC’s David Wright told D’Souza his film was “disingenuous” in suggesting Obama wanted to downsize America’s power and influence, and complained “D’Souza spins out the conspiracy theory” of America in dramatic economic and geopolitical collapse by 2016. The screen read “Conspirator-in-Chief.”
NPR weekend anchor Guy Raz took a few rhetorical swings at D’Souza in a September 1 interview. “Dinesh D’Souza, if you wanted to criticize or attack President Obama, why bend the truth? Why not just offer a policy critique rather than conjecture, and in many cases in this film, conspiracy?”
But what dominated Al Gore’s documentary if not a gloomy conjecture about the destruction of the planet through global warming? Wasn’t Gore a “Conspirator-in-Chief” that some people deny the “truth” of impending planetary doom for nefarious political ends? Gore’s film ridiculously claimed a 20-foot rise in sea level that would flood Manhattan.
The media weren’t negative about that conjecture. ABC’s story on Gore’s movie was summed up with the words “The Comeback Kid? Al Gore Takes On The World.”
Reporter Claire Shipman hailed “Gore’s personal journey toward environmental evangelism.” On NPR, anchor Robert Siegel hailed the film’s success, and began with a “quibble” and moved on: “Our science correspondent had only a couple of quibbles on claims about the melting snows of Kilimanjaro or the increasing power of hurricanes.” Gore quickly shot that down as unworthy. And The Washington Post reviewer (Desson Thomson) raved: “We’re pressure-cooking the planet to death — and Al Gore has the flow charts to prove it. We know what you’re thinking, but as this surprisingly absorbing film shows, Gore’s lectures are anything but dull.”
D’Souza’s movie was comparable to an over-the-top horror movie. Al Gore has proven we’re all about to bake and/or drown, and all that can be said about that spooky spectacle is it is “surprisingly absorbing.” Their arrogance knows no bounds. (Brent Bozell)

That’s very true.

Political Cartoons by Glenn McCoy

Michael Ramirez Cartoon

Political Cartoons by Glenn Foden

Indy’s Top 25 List

Inspired by Obama’s appearance on David Letterman.

Political Cartoons by Eric Allie

Please stop me when I get to the Bad stuff about Obama’s 4 years:

1. a Net loss of 1.3 million jobs overall.

2. Higher inflation due to devaluing of the dollar.

3. ANNUAL budget deficits in excess of a Trillion Dollars.

4. 15 million more people on Food Stamps.

5. More People than ever on Social Security Disability

6. Unemployment rate over 8% since February 2009. (the real one-U6- over 11%)

7. No Federal Budget since April 2009. $6 Trillion in NEW Debt.

8. Our Ambassador in Libya is killed and he’s still going on about an irrelevant film. Even though the evidence that it was a terrorist attack is overwhelming. But “the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam” according ton Obama in front of the UN.

9. More violent Illegal Aliens crossing the border because this administration is openly unwilling to do anything about it.

10. Fast & Furious

11. Health Care cost continue to rise even higher than they would have without Obamacare. And Obamacare is now going to cost 3 times as much as originally “promised” and it is even fully implemented yet.

12. Oh, yeah, it’s all Bush’s/Republicans/Christians/Rich people’s/Business’s Fault!

13. Totally unconcerned about Taxmageddon coming January 1st, 2013. Let alone the ObamaCare TAX.

14. Drones in US cities.

15. Let’s not meet with world leaders because we have opportunities to appear on David Letterman and The View.

16. Executive Fiats are the order of the day. Don’t get what you want, just go around the process. It’s good to be the King.

17. The Mom-In-Chief Michelle Obama will run your diet for you because you’re a moron. Mother Knows Best.

18. Nancy Pelosi: According to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Republicans are trying “suffocate the airwaves, suppress the vote, poison the debate, [so] people throw up their hands and say, ‘I just don’t even know if I want to participate in this.'” But, “we have to keep the campaign positive.”
🙂 And Nancy can’t be wrong, right?

19.  The Middle Class are NOT better off than they were 4 years ago when everything crashed.

Since the economic recovery started in June 2009, household incomes are down 5.7%, the Sentier data show, and they are down more than 8% since Obama took office. (IBD) But that’s Bush’s Fault! :)Four years later, with Obama running for re-election, it’s time to ask Americans: How’s that  Hope & change workin’ out for you?

20. First, the Congressional Budget Office released a detailed report on Obama’s massive electric car program. Its conclusion: The money “will have little or no impact on the total gasoline use and greenhouse gas emissions of the nation’s vehicle fleet over the next several years.”It also found that, even with the $7,500 tax credits, electric cars are a bad buy, costing owners far more over the life of the car than traditional gas-powered vehicles.Translation: Obama’s electric car subsidies are a complete and total waste of money. (IBD)The Chevy Volt (“ObamaCar”) loses $49,000 every time you sell one. Doesn’t that just say it all.
21. Over $500 Million wasted on Solar Power pie-in-the-sky. Solyndra, Ener 1, Beacon Power,Abound Solar, Amonix Solar,Spectra Watt, Eastern Energy, etc. all bankrupt all cost taxpayers money.
22. Inspirational Speeches23. If you disagree with a Liberal, choose one of the following: a) you’re a racist b) a moron c) you are in the pocket of rich people d) you want rich people to rape you blind.

24. Oh, yes, and the Immortal “YOU DIDN’T BUILD THAT!”
25. Fifty-five percent of small business owners and manufacturers would not have started their businesses in today’s economy, according to a new poll that also reports 69 percent say President Obama’s regulatory policies have hurt their businesses.“There is far too much uncertainty, too many burdensome regulations and too few policymakers willing to put aside their egos and fulfill their responsibilities to the American people,” said Jay Timmons, president of the National Association of Manufacturers, which commissioned the poll along with the National Federation of Independent Businesses. “To fix this problem, we need immediate action on pro-growth tax and regulatory policies that put manufacturers in the United States in a position to compete and succeed in an ever-more competitive global economy.” (Examiner)

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 Now go out there, full of Hope and Change and Vote for Obama because you want 4 more years just like this… 🙂

Rewarding Behavior

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Eric Posner, on the super-liberal site The Slate: This is that Americans need to learn that the rest of the world—and not just Muslims—see no sense in the First Amendment. Even other Western nations take a more circumspect position on freedom of expression than we do, realizing that often free speech must yield to other values and the need for order.

We have to remember that our First Amendment values are not universal; they emerged contingently from our own political history, a set of cobbled-together compromises among political and ideological factions responding to localized events. As often happens, what starts out as a grudging political settlement has become, when challenged from abroad, a dogmatic principle to be imposed universally. Suddenly, the disparagement of other people and their beliefs is not an unfortunate fact but a positive good. It contributes to the “marketplace of ideas,” as though we would seriously admit that Nazis or terrorist fanatics might turn out to be right after all. Salman Rushdie recently claimed that bad ideas, “like vampires … die in the sunlight” rather than persist in a glamorized underground existence. But bad ideas never die: They are zombies, not vampires. Bad ideas like fascism, Communism, and white supremacy have roamed the countryside of many an open society.

Hot air: The positive good isn’t the disparagement of other people’s beliefs, it’s the freedom to “disparage,” a.k.a. criticize, those beliefs without fear of being locked up by the sensitivity police. Savor the irony of this guy hinting that we should go ahead and criminalize some especially dangerous retrograde ideas while he and a few select others on the left are busy reviving the idea of blasphemy laws to appease violent Islamist fanatics. I’m not sure how closely fascist regimes in the Middle East follow left/right debates in America, but if they do, they have every incentive to burn more buildings and kill more ambassadors in the name of avenging insults to the faith. There’s a small but apparently growing movement on one side of the aisle here that’s ready to hear them out and rebalance free-speech principles against, in Posner’s creepy phrase, “the need for order.”

And the President can’t be bothered to meet with these world leader, he has to do “The View”!

“I don’t care how offensive this video was, and it was terribly offensive. And we should shun it. But there’s never an excuse for violence, never an excuse for attacking embassies, never an excuse for killing innocent people, or assaulting our diplomats. In the age of the Internet, and you know, the way that any knucklehead who says something can post it up and suddenly it travels all around the world, you know, every country has to recognize that, you know, the best way to marginalize that kind of speech is to ignore it.”

The clip, though it aired today, was filmed yesterday in New York City. Today, however, the president did not ignore the video.

Instead, President Obama suggested a link between the video and the violence. “[A] crude and disgusting video sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world.  Now, I have made it clear that the United States government had nothing to do with this video, and I believe its message must be rejected by all who respect our common humanity,” said Obama.

“It is an insult not only to Muslims, but to America as well — for as the city outside these walls makes clear, we are a country that has welcomed people of every race and every faith.  We are home to Muslims who worship across our country.  We not only respect the freedom of religion, we have laws that protect individuals from being harmed because of how they look or what they believe.  We understand why people take offense to this video because millions of our citizens are among them.

…a fine idea that I would take more seriously if he had mentioned it before the movie was condemned by the Cairo embassy, blamed for the Benghazi attack by Susan Rice, apologized for by the State Department via TV ads in Pakistan, and then discussed at length by The One himself in his UN speech today. Scrambling to denounce the film the way the administration did made it that much more lucrative a pretext for Islamists to exploit; the U.S. government can’t ban the film, but attack an embassy or two and by golly they’ll fall all over themselves to reassure you that it’s a wicked, awful, evil piece of expression.

Even the Libyan President doesn’t buy the whole film meme:

In an exclusive interview with NBC News’ Ann Curry, President Mohamed Magarief discounted claims that the attack was in response to a movie produced in California and available on YouTube. He noted that the assault happened on Sept. 11 and that the video had been available for months before that.

“Reaction should have been, if it was genuine, should have been six months earlier. So it was postponed until the 11th of September,” he said. “They chose this date, 11th of September to carry a certain message.”

“It’s a pre-planned act of terrorism,” he said, adding that the anti-Islam film had “nothing to do with this attack.”

DUH!
Even though the Administration has admitted it was terrorist attack they can’t admit to themselves because in paralytic Orwellian liberal reflex they just can’t stop talking about this insignificant video. Their view of reality doesn’t include THEM being attacked. Because they are so morally superior in their multicultural, politically correct, Orwellian “free speech” and are so sensitive that they can’t possible be the problem.

It’s NOT THE VIDEO STUPID! But liberal can’t get past their politically correct mindset. It has to be the video. It can’t be…GASP!…horror! THEIR FAULT!

In no way can that possibly be. Liberals are perfect. They are never at fault for anything. They are far too superior to you mere grubby little people for that!

So the answer is to be even less tolerant and to control people even more. 🙂

As Eugene Volokh recently pointed out, “Behavior that gets rewarded, gets repeated.” If all it takes to earn a White House call for global condemnation of a single piece of expression is some violent protests outside a dozen or two diplomatic missions, then the perpetually aggrieved know exactly what to do the next time they pluck out some bit of cultural detritus to be offended by.

It is not any politician’s job, and certainly not any American politician’s job, to instruct the entire world on which films to criticize.

And Liberals love to reward bad behavior. Especially bad behavior that favors them politically.

Like government dependence. Entitlement greed. Union thuggery. Voter Fraud. Class Warfare. Envy. Childishness. Narcissism.

So they get rewarded for their Class Warfare, “throwing grandma off a cliff” rhetoric. So they repeat it.

And if they get defeated, like 2010, they just come back even more determined. Even more insane.

They want it even more. They don’t learn from their mistakes. They just keep making them because they pay off in very unhealthy ways.

They are addicted to them.

So they can’t stop themselves. And they just get worse and worse.

And so does everything else!

But it’s not their fault! Just ask them. 🙂

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Redistribution

Now this is Redistribution:

An alarming data point from the minority side of the Senate Budget Committee: More Americans are being added to food stamps than are finding jobs. The data is detailed in this chart, provided by the committee:

As the chart shows, between April-June 2012 (the most recent three month block for which government data is available), only 200,000 jobs have been created while 265,000 individuals have been added to the food stamp rolls. Additionally, in that time period, 246,000 workers were awarded disability.

Another chart shows that the last three month block is part of a larger trend. The chart, also from the minority side of the Senate Budget Committee, shows that “Workforce Shrinks Since January 2009 While Millions Sign Up For Disability And Food Stamps.”

As the chart shows, since January 2009, when President Barack Obama took office, the net change jobs has been negative (-1.3 million), while 5.7 million workers and dependents have been awarded disability and a whopping 15.1 million have been added to the food stamp rolls.

“A total of 46,670,373 Americans are now on food stamps,” according to the minority side of the Senate Budget Committee. “The food stamp program has doubled in size since 2008 and quadrupled since 2001.”

And the government program isn’t cheap: “Spending on food stamps alone is projected to reach $770 billion over the next decade.” (Weekly Standard)

Round Two:

In remarks this morning to the Clinton Global Initiative, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton proposed a radical idea: a global tax on elites around the world.

“One of the issues that I have been preaching about around the world is collecting taxes in an equitable manner, especially from the elites in every country,” Clinton said to laughter from the audience. “You know I’m out of American politics, but – (applause) – it is a fact that around the world, the elites of every country are making money.”

Clinton continued her rift on the rich. “There are rich people everywhere. And yet they do not contribute to the growth of their own countries.”

The secretary of state suggested that the rich around the world do not give back to their communities. “They don’t invest in public schools, in public hospitals, in other kinds of development internally,” said Clinton.

She continued, saying that it is up to foreign leaders to make the change. “And so it means for leaders telling powerful people things they don’t want to hear,” Clinton said.

“It means being transparent about budgets and revenues and bringing corruption to light. And when that happens, we shouldn’t punish countries for uncovering corruption. We should reward them for doing so. And it means putting in place regulations designed to attract and protect investment.”

Clinton’s boss, Barack Obama, has made raising taxes on the rich–at least, raising taxes on wealthy Americans–a centerpiece of his reelection campaign. (weekly standard)

Wanna know who the 1%er’s are Globally?

What for it… AMERICANS!!! 🙂

So the old double whammy!

Fascinating how that worked out!

An American Express/Harrison Group survey found:

According to the survey…

– 67% grew up in a middle class or poorer household.
– 85% made their wealth in their lifetime.
– 76% describe themselves as “Middle Class” at heart.
– 3% is the sum total of their assets that they inherited.

“This is the triumph of the Middle Class,” says Jim Taylor, Vice Chairman of the Harrison Group. “Even when older, the [One Percent] don’t lose the degree with which they see themselves as the repository of the Middle Class. That means hard work. That means the value of education. That means the value of family and luck.” (http://blogs.barrons.com/penta/2012/05/07/who-are-the-one-percent/)

See also: http://www.financialsamurai.com/2011/10/12/who-are-the-top-1-income-earners/

So the Liberal meme, especially about Romney, isn’t true. But if you had half a brain cell you knew that already. But believing it is heresy on the Left. The 1% aren’t just rich kids who inherited their money and robber baron assholes who exploited their employees like slave master in Ancient Egypt building the Pyramids.

But as I have said repeatedly, the truth doesn’t matter to Liberals. Perception does. Perception is reality. Reality is to be denied, debunked or discredited in their heads and they want it to be in yours.

Rich people are the root of all evil. Government is the Fountain of that’s Good.

Republicans are Evil. Democrats are Good.

Earning your own money- Evil. Earning someone elses money- Good.

It’s that simple. 🙂

P.s.

 

The National Business Group on Health this morning released their annual survey of employer health insurance policies.  The survey found that health insurance costs are expected to rise another 7% next year.  In addition, a majority (60%) of firms “plan to increase the percentage of the premium paid by employees in 2013,” while sizable numbers of firms plan to increase in-network deductibles (40%), out-of-network deductibles (33%), and/or out-of-pocket maximums (32%).

Candidate Obama repeatedly promised premiums would go down by $2,500 — and would go down that amount by this year.  Yet while candidate Obama promised that premiums would go DOWN by $2,500, they actually have gone UP by nearly as much — from $12,680 in 2008 to $15,073 in 2011.

What’s more, even though candidate Obama promised that “you will not have to change plans,” today’s survey found that the number of firms able to keep their pre-Obamacare coverage has decreased yet again.  Fully 57% of firms said they had no health plans with “grandfathered” (i.e., pre-Obamacare) status, and only about one-quarter (27%) were able to keep any portion of their coverage from before Obamacare’s passage – just two short years ago. (Freedom works)

But remember, if you live in reality of what is, you just wanna throw grandmas under the bus and off the cliff!

You have to live in Liberal fantasy land where they are always right no matter what reality says and everything is kumbuya utopia, or at least it will be once they completely and utterly crush you under their boots and make you do everything they want when they want because they want. 🙂

Oh, and it’s all Bush’s fault… 🙂

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The Real Issues

President Obama (yesterday) : Well, let’s see what I’ve done since I came into office. I said I’d end the war in Iraq. I did. I said that we’d go after al Qaeda. They’ve been decimated in the Fatah. That we’d go after bin Laden. He’s gone. So I’ve executed on my foreign policy. And it’s one that the American people largely agree with. So if Gov. Romney is suggesting that we should start another war, he should say so.
Maybe it should be about the War he’s ignoring or is this just a War of Omission? 🙂
In all of the yelling and hoopla and recriminations about the terrorist attack and subsequent murders at the Libyan consulate at Benghazi, people are neglecting to understand the significance of some of the words coming out of the White House.
 
Words are important; it’s where people express their ideas and in many cases reflects their true feelings or how they express how they understand the universe. The White House is big on words; recently they taped Mitt Romney secretly in order to dastardly try and catch him in saying something recriminating. As a result, the American people seem to ignore some historically significant things that the White House is saying publicly which on the surface seem innocent, but are problematic on a much deeper level. The media is incorrectly is focusing on the minutiae of Romney’s truth while the looming iceberg of Obama’s words are ignored.
 
All along both Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and many other arms of government have been claiming that the video about the Islamic faith has been the cause of the events in Libya; that it was not a preplanned attack. Although there has been a small defense of the freedom of speech, the philosophical argument behind the accusation that a video created this mess, is that sometimes words can hurt and perhaps there should be a re-examination of the limits of our freedom of speech laws and rights.
 
It has been equated to yelling ‘fire’ in a crowded theatre, which is also restricted speech based on the ideological and ethical model that if great damage is done by speech, then it should be restricted.
Fair enough—on the surface. But if you argue that a video causing people to riot is under those same guidelines, aren’t you in effect arguing that the rights of freedom of speech are subject to the whims of an angry mob rather than the more objective rules of common sense? Should such videos come under the ‘theatre fire’ rule? If so then any group of people could shut down your ideas, thought or freedom of expression simply by burning down the local candy store.
 
Clinton said that the attacks were due to a video which was ‘disgusting’ and ‘deplorable’. Yet, this is the very thing that the First Amendment was established for; to protect speech no matter who it offends and no matter the content. It’s easy to defend the rights of free speech when it comes to newspapers and media reporting the events of the day. Anyone can do that. It takes a patriot however, to defend that right in the face of bald faced hate speech or pornographic content. It takes someone who understands that by restricting offensive content you restrict human beings ability to promote content that is less offensive.
Clearly, our current crop of leaders does not get that. In a full blown attack on the First Amendment our government has arrested and interrogated and intimidated the makers of the film and pressured YouTube and Google to remove the content from the internet (they have since refused). They have contacted the owners of the film and asked for it to be removed; they have used the power, authority and influence of the White House to control and restrict freedom of speech.
 
Publicly they say America stands for the freedom of speech, but privately they throw it under the bus in an effort to score political points with our enemies; enemies who will just as soon murder us all as look at us.
Keep that in mind the significance of this tack- a President who stands together with your enemies to limit your freedoms while they kill your ambassadors and burn your embassies under the superficial argument that it might save lives.
 
To emblematically kneel before enemies that hold a knife to the throats of America and its freedoms is neither the leadership that we want nor need in the White House. To act with weakness and cowardice in the face of brutality and violence is exactly what is meant when those who stand against Team Obama claim we show weakness in our foreign policy. Tragically, it merely encourages our enemies to do worse and sacrifices the standards of our society and the role of a Constitutional government.
 
Do we really want a President that stands with our enemies in a moment of crisis during an act of war?
 

This is the failed foreign policy of Progressive politics and the legacy of Barack Obama. Heaven help us if he is given another four years in November. (Thomas Purcell)

OBAMA: “When it comes to our national security decisions– any pressure that I feel is simply to do what’s right for the American people. And I am going to block out– any noise that’s out there.”

Thomas Sowell: Former president Bill Clinton told the Democratic National Convention that Barack Obama has a plan to rescue the economy, and only the fact that the Republicans stood in his way has stopped him from getting the economy out of the doldrums.

From all this, and much else that is said in the media and on the campaign trail, you might think that the economy requires government intervention to revive and create jobs. It is Beltway dogma that the government has to “do something.”

History tells a different story. For the first 150 years of this country’s existence, the federal government felt no great need to “do something” when the economy turned down. Over that long span of time, the economic downturns were neither as deep nor as long lasting as they have been since the federal government decided that it had to “do something” in the wake of the stock market crash of 1929, which set a new precedent.

One of the last of the “do nothing” presidents was Warren G. Harding. In 1921, under President Harding, unemployment hit 11.7 percent — higher than it has been under President Obama. Harding did nothing to get the economy stimulated.

Far from spending more money to try to “jump start” the economy, President Harding actually reduced government spending, as the tax revenues declined during the economic downturn.

This was not a matter of absent-mindedly neglecting the economy. President Harding deliberately rejected the urging of his own Secretary of Commerce, Herbert Hoover, to intervene.

The 11.7 percent unemployment rate in 1921 fell to 6.7 percent in 1922, and then to 2.4 percent in 1923. It is hard to think of any government intervention in the economy that produced such a sharp and swift reduction in unemployment as was produced by just staying out of the way and letting the economy rebound on its own.

Bill Clinton loudly proclaimed to the delegates to the Democratic National Convention that no president could have gotten us out of the recession in just one term.

But history shows that the economy rebounded out of a worse unemployment situation in just two years under Harding, who simply let the market revive on its own, as it had done before, time and time again for more than a century.

Something similar happened under Ronald Reagan. Unemployment peaked at 9.7 percent early in the Reagan administration. Like Harding and earlier presidents, Reagan did nothing, despite outraged outcries in the media.

The economy once again revived on its own. Three years later, unemployment was down to 7.2 percent — and it kept on falling, as the country experienced twenty years of economic growth with low inflation and low unemployment.

The Obama party line is that all the bad things are due to what he inherited from Bush, and the few signs of recovery are due to Obama’s policies beginning to pay off. But, if the economy has been rebounding on its own for more than 150 years, the question is why it has been so slow to recover under the Obama administration.

The endless proliferation of anti-business interventions by government, and the sight of more of the same coming over the horizon from Barack Obama’s appointees in the federal bureaucracies, creates the one thing that has long stifled economic activity in countries around the world — uncertainty about what the rules of the game are, and the unpredictability of how specifically those rules will continue to change in a hostile political environment.

Both history and contemporary data show that countries prosper more when there are stable and dependable rules, under which people can make investments without having to fear unpredictable new government interventions before these investments can pay off.

A great myth has grown up that President Franklin D. Roosevelt saved the American economy with his interventions during the Great Depression of the 1930s. But a 2004 economic study concluded that government interventions had prolonged the Great Depression by several years. Obama is repeating policies that failed under FDR.

Despite demands that Mitt Romney spell out his plan for reviving the economy, we can only hope that Governor Romney plans to stop the government from intervening in the economy and gumming up the works, so that the economy can recover on its own.

OBAMA (this weekend): “Well, it’s a lot of rhetoric, but there aren’t a lot of facts supporting it. Taxes are lower on families than they’ve been probably in the last 50 years. So I haven’t raised taxes.  I’ve cut taxes for middle class families by an average of $3,600 per typical family.”

Everything else is a lie. (Bush’s/Republican’s Fault)  🙂

And it’s clearly, all Bush’s Fault!
The Left and Obama and are not to blame for any of it.
Almost every expert and pundit has it wrong about the people of the Middle East; most certainly the State Department does, and as a result our foreign policy under Team Obama is in shambles.  The recent uprising and attacks on American consulates in the Gulf region is not about a film, and it’s not even about religion – it’s about power and symbolism.
 
People are wondering why an American ambassador who wished nothing but good for the Libyan people was treated so brutally and murdered. The State Department believes that a brief film on YouTube caused it, but that is hardly the case.
 
It was because the ambassador, Chris Stevens, WAS doing so much good.
 
America represents freedom, education, technology and wealth to the people of Libya, as it does to most of the world. These are the very things that would free the Libyans from the grip of evil from groups like Al-Qaeda and Islamic fundamentalism. By killing Stevens, who was thought of so highly by the local people, these groups are telling the locals: “We are in control, America cannot help you, do what we tell you”.(Thomas Purcell)
Sounds like Obama and his government is the solution to everything approach. He wants all the power. The Democrats want all the power.
The Power to control you completely. To make you completely dependent on them.
So is this different? Maybe its not.
And that maybe THAT”s the real problem.

Backwards is “Forward”

President Obama has learned something during his presidency: You can’t change Washington from the inside.

“The most important lesson I’ve learned is that you can’t change Washington from the inside,” he told a Univision forum Thursday. “You can only change it from the outside.” (free beacon)

So the president’s revelation that “you” can’t change Washington from the inside wasn’t directed at you. It was an admission that voters should consider this November. Obama has quit trying to be the agent of change, and he publicly acknowledged that Obama II would just be more of the same. (WP)

More “flexible”. 🙂

The exact opposite of what he said when running the first time. Gee, I guess he really is a great leader…. 🙂

When the federal government began providing billions of dollars in incentives to push hospitals and physicians to use electronic medical and billing records, the goal was not only to improve efficiency and patient safety, but also to reduce health care costs.

But, in reality, the move to electronic health records may be contributing to billions of dollars in higher costs for Medicare, private insurers and patients by making it easier for hospitals and physicians to bill more for their services, whether or not they provide additional care.

Hospitals received $1 billion more in Medicare reimbursements in 2010 than they did five years earlier, at least in part by changing the billing codes they assign to patients in emergency rooms, according to a New York Times analysis of Medicare data from the American Hospital Directory. Regulators say physicians have changed the way they bill for office visits similarly, increasing their payments by billions of dollars as well.

Over all, hospitals that received government incentives to adopt electronic records showed a 47 percent rise in Medicare payments at higher levels from 2006 to 2010, the latest year for which data are available, compared with a 32 percent rise in hospitals that have not received any government incentives, according to the analysis by The Times. (NYT)

ObamaCare Strikes Again! 🙂

And another liberal “promise” goes ass backwards. Gee, that never happens. Must be someone elses fault!

Many doctors and hospitals were actually underbilling before they began keeping electronic records, said Dr. David J. Brailer, an early federal proponent of digitizing records and an official in the George W. Bush administration. But Dr. Brailer, who invests in health care companies, acknowledged that the use of electronic records “makes it faster and easier to be fraudulent.”

So it must be George Bush’s Fault!!! I Knew it! 🙂

Everything in life is, you know…:)

But you know there’s a problem when the liberals in charge are lying about it.

But some critics say an unintended consequence is the ease with which doctors and hospitals can upcode — industry parlance for seeking a higher rate of reimbursement than is justified. They say there is too little federal oversight of electronic records.

A spokesman for the Health and Human Services Department, however, said electronic health records “can improve the quality of care, save lives and save money.” Medicare, he added in an e-mailed statement, “has strong protections in place to prevent fraud and abuse of this technology that we’re improving all the time.”

He also said Medicare had reduced improper payments in the last two years.

Isn’t that EXACT opposite of what the Doctors and Hospitals are doing. Must be a Talking Point.

George Will: An attractive aspect of Romney as a candidate is how endearingly unsuited he is to politics in an era when “friend” has become a verb.

Would that he could just say this:

“I am not running to be your friend, because I hope you pick your friends from among people you actually know and for reasons unrelated to politics.

“And I will not insult your intelligence by claiming to feel your pain, which really is yours. Neither will I tell you that as president I would pacify distant mobs.

” I am running just to make government somewhat less destructive, to partially ameliorate the country’s largest afflictions, and to make the world a bit less dangerous.

“My candidacy comes down to an eight-word question, and it is not ‘Will you call me about your tummy ache?’ Rather, it is: ‘Is this really the best we can do?’ It is difficult to prevent Americans from briskly creating wealth, but bad choices by both parties have done so.

“My opponent is making many promises, although a simple apology would suffice. My promise is that although I will not really create millions of jobs, I will, if Congress cooperates, remove some of the obstacles to your doing so.

“If you want a president who is the center of a government-centered society, pick the other fellow. If you endorse a dependency agenda — more and more people dependent in more and more ways on a government fewer and fewer are paying for — vote for the other party.

“If you do not share my opponent’s horror about being mostly on your own in the pursuit of happiness that you define on your own, give me a try. If it doesn’t work out, you can fire me in four years.”

Someday, someone is going to seek the presidency by demystifying it. Many voters will be astonished by, and even be grateful for, the novelty of being addressed as adults.

Unlikely. Because they’d have to react as adults and I just don’t see that happening .

—Congress early Saturday completed its major task for the week with Senate passage of a six-month stopgap spending bill to keep federal agencies running past the end of the budget year and the elections. The House approved the legislation last week. Action was needed before the budget year ends on Sept. 30 to avoid a partial government shutdown.

So no Federal Budget passed yet again.

Major legislation left for the lame-duck session in November:

—Congress has yet to deal with the tax cuts that will expire at the end of the year, including the 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts, tax cuts for middle-class households, tax credits for businesses and the payroll tax cut.

—Congress must still decide what to do about spending cuts of $109 billion to defense and non-defense programs that will take place automatically at the start of the new year if alternatives are not found.

—Congress faces a Jan. 1 deadline to avert an almost 30 percent cut in Medicare reimbursements to doctors. (so they charge more now?) 🙂

—The current five-year farm and nutrition bill, which sets policy for farm safety net programs and funds the food stamp program, expires Sept. 30. The Senate passed a new five-year bill in June and the House Agriculture Committee approved its version in July, but the full House has yet to act. The two chambers also have not been able to agree on disaster relief for farmers hit by the drought.

—The Senate has passed legislation to overhaul the Postal Service, which is losing $25 million a day, but the House has yet to act.

—Russia joined the World Trade Organization in August, but Congress has yet to vote on legislation to remove Cold War trading restrictions so U.S. businesses can enjoy the lower tariffs and greater protections that come with WTO membership.

—The House in May passed a $635 billion defense policy bill, but the full Senate has yet to act.

—The Senate last summer was unable to advance legislation to protect U.S. industries from cyber-attacks.

—The Senate and House have passed legislation to extend and expand the Violence Against Women Act, but no agreement has been reached. (Townhall)

No Adults responsible. It Must be Bush’s Fault!!

NOVEMBER IS COMING!

For God & Country

Romney releases his last tax return showing he donated 30% of his income to the LDS Church and suddenly the progressive Obamabots online started a new meme, “Churches are not a charity”. I saw that repeatedly yesterday.

This childish reaction in order to demean the good works of the Evil Satan is so pathetic it really should be laughed at.

We know that churches and charities can often make more of a difference than a poverty program alone. […] As citizens, we understand that America is not about what can be done for us. It’s about what can be done by us, together, through the hard and frustrating but necessary work of self-government. That’s what we believe.”- Obama

But now Church charities are shit because the Evil One who wants to take their God’s job away from him has made  sizable donations to one. Much more than They ever did.

Thus is the mind that we have to fight.

I suppose if she were still alive if Romney gave money to Mother Theresa she’d suddenly become persona non grata to the far left.

Speaking of the Drones on the Left. Actress Jessica Alba.
“Growing up, my classmates and I started every day with a ritual: We’d stand up, put our right hand over our hearts, and say the Pledge of Allegiance,” explains Alba. “To me, that gesture was a promise. A promise to be involved and engaged in this country’s future. A promise to work for liberty and justice — and for affordable education, health care, and equality — for all.”

They even have there own flag now because they regular one doesn’t signify their God’s love enough: https://store.barackobama.com/obama-2012-store-collections/artists-for-obama/our-stripes-flag-print.html

So with that in mind: Eric Bolling (FBN):

So I Present the Obama Pledge of Allegiance:

I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the Obama Administration, and to the Socialist Republic for which it stands, one Nation Divided by Race, Creed, Color and God, divisible, with poverty, slavery,and social justice for all.:)

Political Cartoons by Glenn Foden

IBD: Last week, the Obama campaign started selling a refashioned American flag with its logo replacing the stars, and then urged Americans to pledge allegiance to Barack. Did we just wake up in Mao’s China?

The flag print, designed especially for the campaign by a pair of obviously incredibly hip artists, tries to improve the musty look of Old Glory by taking out a few stripes and swapping the star field for the Obama “O” logo. The campaign is selling the limited edition prints for just $35.

Amazingly, this isn’t the first time the American flag has been desecrated to better suit Obama sycophants.

Earlier this year, a local Democratic Party headquarters in Florida decided to fly a flag that replaced the stars with a photo of our Dear Leader.

Bad as these flags are, the Obama campaign’s “pledge” drive is even more disturbing.

The “For All” effort encourages celebrities, politicians and regular folk to submit photos of themselves with their hands — on which messages are scrawled — held over their heart, pledging to vote for Obama so he can provide (fill in the blank) “For All!”

Equal pay … For All!

Women’s rights … For All!

Food … For All!

A Future … For All!

The only thing missing from these frightful pictures is the new and improved Obama flag.

It’s one thing for Obama to encourage all this — which he obviously does. After all, this is a guy who promised he would heal the planet and keep the oceans from rising, and made himself the subject of his only two books.

He’s the guy who ran around during his first campaign with a fake presidential seal that replaced the stars and stripes on the eagle’s shield with, naturally, the Obama logo. And he’s the guy who gave his first acceptance speech in front of a bunch of faux Greek columns.

He’s the guy who, when Neil Armstrong died, saw fit to commemorate that event by tweeting a picture of himself, and the guy who’d rather talk with David Letterman and party with Jay-Z than work with Benjamin Netanyahu to stop Iran from going nuclear.

But the question is, why are so many Americans so willing to voluntarily buy into Obama’s personality cult?

Remember that will.i.am video from Obama’s first campaign?

Or the equally creepy video of elementary school students signing Obama’s praises:

“Mmm, mmm, mmm!

Barack Hussein Obama

He said that all must lend a hand

To make this country strong again

Mmm, mmm, mmm!

Barack Hussein Obama.”

Or how about the endless news photos of Obama with his head centered in the middle of a circle in the background, giving him the appearance of being surrounded by a halo.

Anyone want to guess how many times a press photographer decided to snap a picture of Reagan like that?

In totalitarian countries, leaders can force their greatness on unwilling subjects because they own the press, they own the entertainment industry and they own all the schools.

But here in the U.S., we don’t worship our presidents. We hire them to do a job for us. And we only pledge allegiance to the flag — the one with 50 stars and 13 stripes.

But their is some light, fascinatingly it was with Univision, the Spanish language network. Obama showed up their I’m sure to be showered with praise and soft pillowy questions. Apparently, he didn’t get them.

Bet this won’t be replayed on MSDNC.

Interviewing the president on his record, the Univision journalists did what their English-language media fellows have steadfastly refused to do: Ask Obama tough questions about such things as immigration policy and the Operation Fast and Furious scandal, two things of high importance to Univision viewers.

“I think up to 100 Mexicans might have died (in Operation Fast and Furious) and also American agent Brian Terry,” Ramos said. “There’s a report that 14 agents were responsible for the operation, but shouldn’t the attorney general, Eric Holder, … have known about that and if he didn’t, should you fire him?”

A good question. And completely legitimate, especially for the slippery Holder, whose lack of cooperation on Fast and Furious led Congress to cite him for contempt.

Obama’s response was pure boilerplate, telling Ramos that Holder “has my complete confidence” and that a Justice Department investigation had absolved him of responsibility, anyway.

Ramos’ co-host Maria Elena Salinas wasn’t happy, following up with the kind of question our Washington press corps can’t be bothered to ask: “Why don’t we have … an independent investigation that is not done by the Justice Department?”

Obama’s evasive answer: The investigation was “honest” and this had all become a “political distraction.”

Ramos also hammered home Obama’s broken promises on immigration reform.

“You promised that (reform), and a promise is a promise,” Ramos told Obama. “And with all due respect, you didn’t keep that promise.”

Obama’s response, as the Breitbart.com Big Journalism website points out, was basically incoherent, talking about “separation of powers” and other irrelevant issues, and laying blame for a jump in deportations on Congress’ doorstep — while failing to note Democrats had total control of the government from 2008 to 2010.

So kudos to the Univision network’s journalists. No doubt, they know their audience generally likes Obama. And Univision is itself often liberal in tone.

Yet they didn’t let that keep them from doing their jobs, asking tough questions and demanding answers.

That’s exactly the opposite of America’s big media. Their left-wing bias has become all too apparent. Indeed, a new Gallup Poll shows 60% of Americans now distrust the mainstream media, an all-time high.

If they want to regain some trust and respect, maybe they should follow Univision’s lead and start asking Obama some real, tough questions about his failed presidency — instead of still pretending he’s The One.

The One True God of the Left.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/09/21/Univision-Debacle-Obama-Misleads-Condescends-To-Latino-Community

First off, Obama addresses Ramos and the audience as though they’re children in need of a history lesson: Let me sit here and explain to you children how the three branches of government works. You obviously don’t know this because if you did, you never would’ve asked such a stupid question.

But what you don’t get is that IS Liberalism today. They are condescending, smug, arrogant and think so highly of themselves that of course they are going to talking down to you because you have to be a moron not to believe they are vastly superior to you.

And that Obama is God. And it is a heresy to go against God or try and hurt God’s rep. And to show up God Like Romney did with his charitable donations is an afront to their faith and must be repelled.

One fact Obama and the corrupt media would love for us to forget is that for two long years Obama enjoyed blank check approval in both chambers of Congress (including a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate). But during this time, not once did Obama submit anything in the form of immigration reform (or deficit control or anything else they lie about), even though he most certainly could’ve gotten it passed. Which makes what he said about Republicans all the more outrageous:

The president said that he was also taken aback by the resistance he said he received from Republican lawmakers when he reached out to them about an immigration bill, especially from those who previously supported such measures.

“I am happy to take responsibility for being naive here,” he said.

What in the world do Republicans have to do with anything when you own the Executive and Legislative branches of government for two freakin’ years?

They are the Enemies of God. They must always be the evil They must always be at fault. They are the demons that must be vanquished from the Church of Obama for the Country to rise to it’s Social Justice Utopia.

It’s all a bit Messianic isn’t it? Well, so are Liberals.

For their God and Their Country.

Screw the rest of you ugly,nasty,racist Bastards who need to be put down because you’re just too stupid to live under the greatness of Progressive America.

GOD BLESS HIMSELF!

Michael Ramirez Cartoon

The Slow and Deliberate

Worth Reading: http://washingtonexaminer.com/obama#.UFsQT41lQ18#LPFWLP_S

Michael Ramirez Cartoon The Fast & Furious report from the Inspector General’s Office is in and guess what no one important is to blame for Fast & Furious.

What a shocker.

The script for this Dog-n-Pony show was written before it was it started.

The Wolves have investigated the Chicken house and decided a couple of pups got over excited and they can eat those, but over all, no big deal.

And Brian Terry is still Dead.

100’s maybe thousands of Mexicans are still dead.

But at least one of the Wolves pronounced after nearly 2 years that the Pack leader didn’t do it.

They feel better now. Move on. They have more important Romney bashing to do.

Oh, and it’s Bush’s Fault!  Imagine that! 🙂

The White House’s refusal to release communications related to the Fast and Furious gun-walking program and the refusal of a White House official to be interviewed about the matter “made it impossible” for the inspector general (IG) of the Justice Department to “pursue that aspect of the case,” the IG, Michael Horowitz, testified.

But Obama repeatedly said he had nothing to do with it. 🙂

The IG report states, “We also sought to interview Kevin O’Reilly, an official with the White House National Security Staff, about communications he had in 2010 with Special Agent in Charge William Newell that included information about Operation Fast and Furious. O’Reilly declined through his personal counsel our request for an interview.”

Bill Newell was the ATF Special Agent in Charge for the Phoenix, Ariz., office that was running Operation Fast and Furious.

The IG report says, “We sought to interview O’Reilly in light of e-mail communications he had with Special Agent in Charge Bill Newell in 2010.”
newell

“Newell told us that he had known O’Reilly during previous field office assignments and that the two shared information about firearms trafficking issues relevant to their geographic areas of responsibility,” the report said. “According to Newell, O’Reilly was also friends with ATF’s White House Liaison and through that relationship O’Reilly would be included on some information sharing between Newell and the ATF Liaison about ATF’s efforts on the Southwest Border, and that O’Reilly eventually communicated with Newell directly.”

Operation Fast and Furious was run by the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives), which is overseen by the Department of Justice, headed by Attorney General Eric Holder. The program, which ran from the fall of 2009 to mid-December 2010, allowed guns to “walk” into the hands of Mexican drug cartels through straw purchasers.

More than 2,000 firearms, largely AK-47s and 5.7 caliber pistols, were sold and allowed to walk. The ATF recovered only about 100 of the 2,000-plus weapons. In January 2010, a straw purchaser, Jaime Avila – well known to the ATF — bought three AK-47s at a Phoenix-area gun store. Two of those weapons were later found at the murder scene of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry on Dec. 14, 2010.

After Terry’s death, Operation Fast and Furious was halted and Avila was arrested.

O’Reilly’s attorney reportedly said that his client would agree to a telephone interview  (he was in Iraq) with the committee but only if the White House said okay. White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler has stated that O’Reilly will not be permitted to give an interview.(CNS)

The report our attorney general used to justify withholding evidence of who was responsible for the administration program that led to the deaths of two U.S. agents is out. It delivers more scapegoats than answers.

The release by the Department of Justice’s inspector general of a 400-page report on the administration’s gun-walking operation, Fast and Furious, is no big surprise.

As Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified Thursday before the House Oversight and Government Reform (OGR) Committee, Fast and Furious represented a “pattern of serious failures” by various agencies.

But he let the buck stop short of where it belongs — Attorney General Eric Holder’s desk.

Horowitz mysteriously chose to lump Fast and Furious, as Team Obama does, with a Bush-era program, Wide Receiver. That operation was run out of Tucson between 2006 and 2007, ending before Bush left office and before Fast and Furious began in 2009.

Both Wide Receiver and Fast and Furious were part of a bigger effort called Project Gunrunner, which began in 2006. Even so, the differences between the two are vast, starting with the fact that Wide Receiver produced no dead bodies. It was run in close cooperation with Mexican authorities, as Fast and Furious wasn’t, and involved gun-tracing and not gun-walking.

The report was repeatedly invoked by Holder as a reason for withholding answers and documents on Fast and Furious from OGR Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif.

Along with Sen. Charles Grassley, D-Iowa, Issa led the investigation of the operation that saw Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and ICE Agent Jaime Zapata murdered with guns supplied by the program. Holder, held in contempt by the House, still isn’t very forthcoming.

The report incredibly found “no evidence … (Holder) was informed about Operation Fast and Furious, or learned about the tactics employed by ATF in the investigation.” But Holder’s own statements contradict that.

So scapegoats had to be found, and the report cites 14 other department employees for potential wrongdoing and recommends Justice consider disciplinary action.

Jason Weinstein, the deputy assistant attorney general for the criminal division, is resigning after the report essentially concluded he was the one best positioned to stop Fast and Furious. That’s false — Eric Holder was.

As early as Oct. 22, 2010, before agent Terry’s murder, a DOJ official sent Holder a memo saying: “It’s not going to be a big surprise that a bunch of U.S. guns are being used in (Mexico), so I’m not sure how much grief we get for ‘guns walking.'” Holder said he didn’t recall the memo.

Nor does he probably recall a speech he gave to Mexican authorities in Cuernavaca, Mexico, on April 2, 2009, taking credit for Gunrunner as well as Fast and Furious for himself and the Obama administration.

Holder told the audience: “Last week, our administration launched a major new effort to break the backs of the cartels…(and) to supplement our ongoing Project Gunrunner.”

It’s important to note that Gunrunner and Fast and Furious both ran guns to Mexican cartels under the DOJ umbrella and the chains of command all led to Holder.

The report doesn’t contain the answers the Terry and Zapata families, or the American people, were looking for. But it does show that either Holder is culpable or incompetent. And either way, he should be fired. (IBD)

But at least we now know it was Bush’s Fault and all is right with the Liberal World.

Kumbuya.

Political Cartoons by Eric Allie

Political Cartoons by Eric Allie

Political Cartoons by Glenn McCoy

Helping the Poor

Obama administration officials have insisted that their decision to grant states waivers to redefine work requirements for welfare recipients would not “gut” the landmark 1996 welfare reform law. But a new report from the Congressional Research Service obtained by the Washington Examiner suggests that the administration’s suspension of a separate welfare work requirement has already helped explode the number of able-bodied Americans on food stamps.

In addition to the broader work requirement that has become a contentious issue in the presidential race, the 1996 welfare reform law included a separate rule encouraging able-bodied adults without dependents to work by limiting the amount of time they could receive food stamps. President Obama suspended that rule when he signed his economic stimulus legislation into law, and the number of these adults on food stamps doubled, from 1.9 million in 2008 to 3.9 million in 2010, according to the CRS report.

But I’m sure it’s Bush’s fault!

The CBO (The Congressional Budget Office) has released some bad news for President Obama and his signature Health Care law the Affordable Care Act.  The CBO has found that almost 6 million Americans, the majority of them in the middle class, will be hit with a tax penalty for failing to comply with the insurance mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act.

The number of 6 million is significantly higher than the first estimates released by Democrats when the bill was still being debated.  Critics are saying this is another example of how the President has broken promises in relation to his Health Care Initiative.

The CBO, a nonpartisan group of number crunchers that work for Congress, had originally estimated that less than 4 million Americans would be hit with the tax surcharge in 2016 when the law is fully implemented.

The cost of the penalty s around $1,200 per year per family.  Obama had campaigned on a promise to not raise taxes on people making less than $250,000 for a family of four.  The CBO estimates says that the vast majority of those that will be hit with the surcharge will make significantly less than that. (aka “middle class”)

Whoops, Did Obama do that again! 🙂

REDISTRIBUTION

Barack Obama back in 1998.

Addressing an audience at Loyola Chicago, Obama said he “believes” in redistribution:

I think that the trick is figuring out how do we structure government systems that pool resources and hence facilitate some redistribution. Because I actually believe in redistribution — at least to a certain level to make sure that everybody’s got a shot.

But he’s “evolved”? 🙂

Thomas Sowell: The recently discovered tape on which Barack Obama said back in 1998 that he believes in redistribution is not really news. He said the same thing to Joe the Plumber four years ago. But the surfacing of this tape may serve a useful purpose if it gets people to thinking about what the consequences of redistribution are.

Those who talk glibly about redistribution often act as if people are just inert objects that can be placed here and there, like pieces on a chess board, to carry out some grand design. But if human beings have their own responses to government policies, then we cannot blithely assume that government policies will have the effect intended.

The history of the 20th century is full of examples of countries that set out to redistribute wealth and ended up redistributing poverty. The communist nations were a classic example, but by no means the only example.

In theory, confiscating the wealth of the more successful people ought to make the rest of the society more prosperous. But when the Soviet Union confiscated the wealth of successful farmers, food became scarce. As many people died of starvation under Stalin in the 1930s as died in Hitler’s Holocaust in the 1940s.

How can that be? It is not complicated. You can only confiscate the wealth that exists at a given moment. You cannot confiscate future wealth — and that future wealth is less likely to be produced when people see that it is going to be confiscated. Farmers in the Soviet Union cut back on how much time and effort they invested in growing their crops, when they realized that the government was going to take a big part of the harvest. They slaughtered and ate young farm animals that they would normally keep tending and feeding while raising them to maturity.

People in industry are not inert objects either. Moreover, unlike farmers, industrialists are not tied to the land in a particular country.

Russian aviation pioneer Igor Sikorsky could take his expertise to America and produce his planes and helicopters thousands of miles away from his native land. Financiers are even less tied down, especially today, when vast sums of money can be dispatched electronically to any part of the world.

If confiscatory policies can produce counterproductive repercussions in a dictatorship, they are even harder to carry out in a democracy. A dictatorship can suddenly swoop down and grab whatever it wants. But a democracy must first have public discussions and debates. Those who are targeted for confiscation can see the handwriting on the wall, and act accordingly.

Among the most valuable assets in any nation are the knowledge, skills and productive experience that economists call “human capital.” When successful people with much human capital leave the country, either voluntarily or because of hostile governments or hostile mobs whipped up by demagogues exploiting envy, lasting damage can be done to the economy they leave behind.

Fidel Castro’s confiscatory policies drove successful Cubans to flee to Florida, often leaving much of their physical wealth behind. But poverty-stricken refugees rose to prosperity again in Florida, while the wealth they left behind in Cuba did not prevent the people there from being poverty stricken under Castro. The lasting wealth the refugees took with them was their human capital.

We have all heard the old saying that giving a man a fish feeds him only for a day, while teaching him to fish feeds him for a lifetime. Redistributionists give him a fish and leave him dependent on the government for more fish in the future.

If the redistributionists were serious, what they would want to distribute is the ability to fish, or to be productive in other ways. Knowledge is one of the few things that can be distributed to people without reducing the amount held by others.

That would better serve the interests of the poor, but it would not serve the interests of politicians who want to exercise power, and to get the votes of people who are dependent on them.

Barack Obama can endlessly proclaim his slogan of “Forward,” but what he is proposing is going backwards to policies that have failed repeatedly in countries around the world.

Yet, to many people who cannot be bothered to stop and think, redistribution sounds good.

Political Cartoons by Robert Ariail

 

Drone Warfare

At first, I thought Liberals were like Bees. (https://indyfromaz.wordpress.com/2011/03/18/liberal-are-bees/)

In 2011 I thought Liberals were like Zombies. (https://indyfromaz.wordpress.com/2012/01/21/the-zombie-hoard/)

In 2012 Its Drones.

Mindless, unthinking,programmed machines that just do as they are programmed and attack when ordered and are only capable of doing what they are told to do an no more. They do not go outside their programming.

They update their software constantly with the newest Talking Points. And they defend the programming at all costs. Call it their Anti-Virus software.

Obama like Drones.

They do as they are told. They are impersonal. They get the job done that he doesn’t want to sully himself with and they make him look better than he actually is. What could be better.

So they are God’s perfect creation. And those are just the machines 🙂

The #1 Anti-Virus Software today is “Bush Derangement Syndrome”. It allows the drone to blame every conceivable thing in the universe that could possible harm the Drone or the Drone’s Master on this ultimate evil in the all of mankind.

It’s always his fault.

And if that option is not available then you have deflection, distraction, disrespect and “racist” to fall back on.

The integrity of the Drone Unit and it’s programmers is sacrosanct.

So what could be better than an Army of Drones?

Drones with TV Cameras and Blogs, of course.

For like any computer virus they must pro-create and must spread their “truth”.

You too will be assimilated. Or else.

To demonstrate: I was having a “discussion” (there is no actual discussion with a hardcore liberal because the childish contempt and disrespect they have for anyone who isn’t a drone makes that impossible but it’s fun to try) with on online yesterday because he was complaining about “obstructionist” Republicans.

“obstructionist” Republicans was a software update that started in 2010 when the Democrats lost the House. You become an “obstructionist” by not doing as the Drones want you to.

So I asked the question of him about the fact that the US Senate, Controlled by Democrats since 2007 has not passed a Budget since 2009 but the Republicans have passed on every year  so how are they “obstructing” the process?

Well, the little worker drone promptly replied that “the Republicans were not in control of The Senate”.

So let’s analyze that rather baffling response (if you have any logical thinking left in you).

The Democrats can’t be “obstructing” the process according to him. Only Republicans are “obstructionists”. Therefore, since the Republicans are not in control of the US Senate (or the Presidency for that matter) the US Senate is not “obstructing” anything!

The fact that Republicans pass bills and a Budget and the Senate just ignores them is the Republicans fault . You know this because every time you bring up the Budget Talking Point Alpha-191 “The Ryan Budget will kill old people and hurt children and doesn’t work” or a variation on this will invariable come up and they are usually very close to the same talking points over and over again.

It’s an almost autonomic response. A programmed response? Hmmm… 🙂

They can’t help themselves and they can’t be reasoned with for the same reason you can’t have a reasoned, logic argument with a computer. It only knows what it was programmed with and will error out anything that is not correct.

In Star Trek Terms, if you are not “of the Body” you are to be rejected and eliminated.
To enforce its will, Landru maintained an army of lawgivers. These brown-robed individuals were under extremely deep control; they lacked all volition except what Landru supplied.

Today, we call them The Liberal Elite and The Liberal Media. They law down the law and you are just suppose to do it because they say so. And if they want something they will continue to press for it until they get it regardless.

A relentless, merciless, unrelenting computer programmed to always be right about everything and to control everyone.

You will be Assimilated.

“We are the Borg. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile.”

There is a reason they are called Borg DRONES.

All the evils of the universe are derived from their enemies. The “Not We”, the one’s not “of The Body” or un-assimilated.

It’s YOUR fault. You are the error.

The 9000 series is the most reliable computer ever made. No 9000 computer has ever made a mistake or distorted information. We are all, by any practical definition of the words, foolproof and incapable of error.

The 9000 series Liberal is here and you will be assimilated,

Now isn’t that just peachy. 🙂

One Dictionary Definition: Drone: a person who lives on the labor of others; parasitic loafer.

‘Nuff said.

So which is it?

Bee?

Zombie?

or Drone?

ALL THREE. 🙂

Resistance is Futile! 🙂

GREETINGS PROGRAM!

NOVEMBER IS COMING!

Michael Ramirez Cartoon

Slobber Uber Alles

The Social Security Administration has released new data revealing that 8,786,049 American workers are collecting federal disability insurance payments in September. That sets yet another record for the number of Americans on disability.

Over the past 45 years, the number of American workers taking federal disability payments has increased four-fold relative to the number actually working.

It means there were only 16.2 people working for each person collecting disability. (KFYI)

But what is the Liberal media in a frenzied, zombie like slobber craze over: the Latest “Oh no! did you hear what he said” Romney/Ryan “gaffe” of the minute that is supposed horrify you and make you vote for Obama.
It’s Depressing.
Real actual news is inconsequential, even ridiculous to them. The slobbering will drown this nation.
“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act”. George Orwell
Was I supposed to be horrified that he said it?
Or was I supposed to be horrified that it’s more likely true than not?
We know which the Liberal Media and the Left thinks. That’s very obvious.
Gallup: About four in 10 Americans (39%) say the government should do more to solve the nation’s problems.

Trend: Some people think the government is trying to do too many things that should be left to individuals and businesses. Others think that government should do more to solve our country's problems. Which comes closer to your own view? By party ID

Seeing the correlation? 🙂

“Lies are neither bad nor good. Like a fire they can either keep you warm or burn you to death, depending on how they’re used.”
― Max Brooks, World War Z: An Oral History Of The Zombie War

This had me ROTFL:

Since Obama has taken office ….
[through Q2 2012 for comparative purposes]

–> For every $1 added to the economy, we’ve added more than $3 in debt

–> added $5.23 trillion in debt vs. $1.68 trillion to the economy
–> 50% increase in debt vs. 12% increase in economic output

Total Public Debt:

$10,626T [Jan 20, 2009]
$15,856T [Jun 30, 2012]

–> $5.23 trillion increase in debt

GDP

$13,923T [Q1 2009]
$15,606T [Q2 2012]

–> $1.68 trillion increase in GDP

(Fox)

But you’re supposed to be horrified by Romney’s comments about YOU, you greedy pig. Not the Greedy Pigs in Washington. Or the professionally and morally bankrupt Liberal Media (Ministry of Truth).
It’s more manipulative than the “Islam is burning because of an internet movie.” line.

Leadership: The Mideast is in turmoil, the economy is faltering and the president opts to spend precious time with David Letterman, Beyonce and Jay-Z. Are we the only ones to wonder if Obama’s suited to be president?

Last week, Michelle Bachmann had it partly right when she said that “President Obama needs to get his priorities straight.”

There’s no question that Obama should, as Bachmann recommended, cancel his appearance on the Letterman show and agree to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

But the idea that Obama’s problem is a mixed-up priority list is giving the president more credit than he deserves. Time and again, Obama has proved that he is simply incapable of taking the job of president seriously. And the repercussions of this grow by the day.

Let’s review last week’s evidence. Netanyahu asked for a meeting with Obama to talk about the rapid approach of a nuclear-armed Iran. Obama said no. Even the liberal press admitted this was a “highly unusual rebuff to a close ally.”

The White House excuse for skipping Netanyahu? “The president’s schedule will not permit that.” But that same day, Obama announced that he will be on the David Letterman show — his second guest appearance as president — to talk about what?

Ah, but who wants to deal with those dreary Middle East problems when you can be scoring likability points with undecided late-night-watching voters.

This is par for the course for our current president. With global unrest on the rise, we learn that Obama has skipped more than half of his intelligence briefings.

With unemployment stuck at about 8% for more than 40 months, we learn that Obama has spent more time golfing than in economic meetings of any kind, according to the Government Accountability Institute.

With the nation’s debt crisis spiraling out of control, Obama’s only solution was to offer a set of talking points he called a “balanced approach,” while labeling a detailed, serious GOP plan un-American.

Then, earlier this year, Obama produced a budget that would add more than $6 trillion to the nation’s debt pile over the next decade.

With gas prices soaring, Obama decided to cancel the Keystone oil pipeline to appease his environmentalist base, and then gave a speech to some college kids wherein he promised that the nation’s energy problems could be solved by tapping into our abundant supply of pond scum.

We could go on. And on. And on.

If all Obama wants to do in life is golf, take fancy vacations, crack jokes on late-night TV and offer meaningless policy proposals, he should go run a nonprofit and leave running the country to someone who’ll take the job seriously. (IBD)

But don’t pay attention to this, focus on what Liberal Media’s “Shock” of the Minute is and be appalled by it.

Be a zombie. Be Mindless. Be Happy. 🙂

Political Cartoons by Glenn McCoy

Nuclear War

You wanna know how bad it can be for the Ministry of Truth?

CNN is reporting that the Libyans warned the US 3 days ahead of the attack. The Huffington Post doesn’t even have a story anywhere on their front page about the story at all.

It’s an all out attack on Romney/Ryan.

The predicted (by me) nuclear waste slagging of the Republican nominee is full on mode. This is where they make them so radioactive with sh*t stories that you’ll vote for Obama because of the nuclear stench around the opponent.

It has nothing to do with what Obama has done, would or could do if re-elected. It’s entirely about how evil and how much you don’t want to vote for Satan incarnate, The Republican.

Vote for Me, the Other Guy is a Toxic Waste dump of nuclear sh*t and I’m going to keep telling you this 24/7/365  until you Vote for ME. 🙂

So the less we talk about Obama, and especially about this latest failure, the better.

So Obama if re-elected will still be “because of the other guy” not because of him. And he’s far too arrogant to think it’s NOT about how wonderful he is.

And the Republicans aren’t smart enough to defeat this and are too scared of being called a “racist” if they try.

So Death awaits America’s arrival on November 6th.

And the only ones who can save it have to wade through the nuclear slag pile and vote for “the other guy” regardless.

I’m not sure they are up to the job. The Ministry of Truth is certainly not going to help them.  The Ministry is the primary weapon.

A Foreign Policy disaster like this under anyone but a Democrat would be the obsession of the ages, much like the highly overblown Valerie Plaime affair was in an attempt to get Bush/Cheney.

But now it’s largely old news that no one really gives a crap about. It’s all about how evil Romney/Ryan is and how you can’t vote for them. Nothing about Obama because he can’t run on his record and he can’t run on what he’d REALLY like to do so he just has to run on how evil his opponent is and how you’re dumb enough to not notice the PT Barnum sleight of hand.

Remember when the Liberal Ministry of Truth was incensed over Bush reading a Children’s book in a classroom as 9/11 was happening?

Obama goes to a Fundraiser 45 minutes late just after our Ambassador is killed and no one in the media bats an eye.

Fascinating. That’s the Ministry for you.

But they have done something: Just after midnight Saturday morning, authorities descended on the Cerritos home of the man believed to be the filmmaker behind the anti-Muslim movie that has sparked protests and rioting in the Muslim world. (LA Times)

So that should stop the violence! 🙂

They know it’s not about the film, but that’s the only option they have to avoid all the questions the Ministry doesn’t want to ask and The Obama Administration doesn’t want to answer.

Enter, Scapegoat.

Crush Freedom of Speech to avoid having to be politically embarrassed.

After all, it’s Romney/Ryan you should fear!!

Romney wants to kill your sons and daughters!  (The “attack iran” meme)

Ryan wants to kill your Grandma (Medicare)

Romney and Ryan want to steal your money and give it to the Rich!!

They want crush your American Dream. They want you to be homeless.

They want to destroy you!

FEAR IS HOPE!

NRO: The weird ecstasy of the media-political complex at the convention in Charlotte last month was the first sign that its attachment to President Obama, always fawning, had become morbid.

In spite of the anemic economy and a real unemployment rate above 11 percent, the high priests of pontificating liberalism were giddy with euphoria. The Democrats “put on a nearly flawless convention,” Paul Begala opined, and it was soon all but incontrovertibly established that, come November, the president — beautiful, magical, and lovable as he was — would vanquish his boring opponent.

The media savants sympathized with the delirium of Charlotte because they worship at the same altar and feed at the same trough. Two and a half centuries ago Edmund Burke said the reporters’ gallery in Parliament was an estate “more important far than” the other three put together. Today America’s Fourth Estate is not merely predisposed, as it has been for generations, to favor a particular political party: It is deeply engaged in the hero worship of a particular political leader.

The closeness of mainstream journalists to President Obama has debauched their integrity. Some of them give the White House veto authority over their stories. Others look to be rewarded with plum jobs or stimulus-funded ads. This abasement before power presages a return to a time when political writers, among them Swift and Defoe, were the professed protégés of statesmen and relied on Whig or Tory patronage for their bread; it also leaves the country vulnerable to the distortions of ostensibly neutral journalists who are too fervently committed to the leader to tell the truth about him.

Obama worship, once the quaint foible of Grub Street liberalism, has become its opium, perhaps its bath salts. The unhinged quality of its analysis was painfully evident during the interval of bounce-talk that followed Charlotte. When, after days of media cheerleading, Obama rose modestly in the polls, the acolytes instantly sounded the death knell for Romney. The election was all but over, the princes of palaver declared. Time’s Mark Halperin spoke of the Romney campaign’s “death stench,” and MSNBC’s Steve Benan saidthat the president was now “exactly where he wants to be.”

Would a less prejudiced observer claim that the president was exactly where he wanted to be in early September, with a credit downgrade looming, a miserable jobs report on the wires, and a strike by Chicago schoolteachers trash-talking the generous, even lavish deal they had been offered, the kind of deluxe package that induced liberal Wisconsin to rise in revolt against public-sector irresponsibility?

Then came Cairo and, still more terribly, Benghazi. The “Gang of 500,” as Halperin styles the bigwigs with whom he shares the liberal soapbox, was duly outraged . . . by Mitt Romney. The Republican nominee had the lèse-majesté to criticize Obama’s foreign policy.

The president’s own statement on Benghazi, which he delivered in the Rose Garden before departing for a campaign event in Las Vegas, went largely unscrutinized by the media gang: “Libyans helped some of our diplomats find safety, and they carried Ambassador Stevens’s body to the hospital, where we tragically learned that he had died.”

The president’s air of certainty contrasted sharply with the reticence of his underlings. The State Department has consistently said it does not know what happened to Ambassador Stevens that night, and grim photographs cast doubt on the notion that he had been innocently conveyed from the bloody scene.

The Beltway clerisy failed to ask the obvious question: Was the president’s version of his emissary’s death a self-serving attempt to salvage a failing foreign policy? Three years ago Obama went to Cairo “to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world.” Should we learn that the men in the Benghazi photographs were not good Samaritans generously carrying an American to safety but thugs snapping trophy pictures of a Yankee infidel, Obama’s “new beginning,” if it came at all, will not have made much of a difference. The “new” Middle East in which American diplomats are abused and murdered and black flags fly over American embassies may prove to look a lot like the Old Middle East.

Which raises another question: If the administration’s Islamic policy has failed to pacify Islam and “make us safer,” why didn’t the president act forcefully in the months preceding the tragedy to protect American diplomats? Yet other than the British Independent and Matt Drudge, no big journalistic enterprise pressed for an explanation. Rather than probe the most devastating assault on the diplomatic corps since 1979, the media-political complex blithely turned its collective attention to happier matters, among them the president’s rising poll numbers in the swing states.

Like the decadents of France’s ancien régime, the liberal literati of mainstream journalism are convinced that the party will go on forever. Islamic zealots can be talked out of making nuclear bombs; stagnant growth and high unemployment can be counteracted with a Caesarian policy of bread and shows, free food and even free cell phones; a moribund economy can be propped up with the saline drip of Ben Bernanke’s liquidity transfusions.

As detached from reality as Marie Antoinette milking cows with Sèvres buckets, liberal journalists fail to grapple in any serious way with the“crisis of liberalism” at home and abroad, preferring instead to compose billets-doux to Barack praising his basketball prowess and panegyrics on Michelle’s dexterity as a horticulturalist.

In the unreal city of progressive punditry, a charismatic leader uncommonly gifted in the preaching of sermons really can build a brave new world in which benevolent planners use other people’s money to mold a better life for the masses. If the same Comtean model bankrupted Europe, that’s because European regulators failed to master the esoteric arts of “quantitative easing,” which magically does away with the need for intelligently invested private capital.

Having been corrupted into a semi-official state press, America’s mainstream media is now transforming the most important election in a generation into the political equivalent of an episode of The Bachelor. Liberalism’s scribal class is actually pleased that the contest has become a referendum not on the president’s record or his plans but on his charisma and popularity. In the kingdom of vapor, substance has no place.

This is how republics die, in thrall to the inane, the frivolous, and the inconsequential. A liberalism incapable of persuading the public to embrace its policies has been converted by its media tribunes into a publicity stunt. As a result, the nation that gave the world the Federalist Papers and the Lincoln–Douglas debates may very well reelect a flawed chief executive for no other reason than that he has been continuously portrayed as a super-nice guy by the media lackeys who tend the Obama cult.

Is it later than we think? Very possibly.

Happy Birthday, Occupy Wall Street, the great Liberal hope… 🙂

Political Cartoons by Lisa Benson

 

 

The Ministry Tending to its Field

Michael Ramirez Cartoon

Journalism: In just several days the dangerous ineptitude of U.S. foreign policy has been fully exposed. But instead of reporting this meltdown, the media use it to further hurt the candidate they oppose.

Gov Huckabee 2009: I’m sad to report today a death of a good friend to all of us…..Journalism, the once esteemed 4th estate of our nation and the protector of our freedoms and a watchdog of our rights has passed away after a long struggle with a crippling and debilitating disease of acute dishonesty aggravated by advanced laziness and the loss of brain function.

In his weekly address to the nation last week commemorating the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, President Obama claimed that “we’ve strengthened our alliances while improving our security here at home.” He boasted that more than 3-1/2 years into his presidency, “our country is stronger, safer and more respected in the world.”

“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act”. George Orwell

Those assertions would be fodder for the most blistering attacks from the mainstream media if this president were a conservative Republican instead of the furthest-to-the-left Democrat ever to sit in the Oval Office.

Less than a week after making such claims, the U.S. State Department had placed itself in an all-out crisis posture few Americans can ever remember happening before as mob attacks on U.S. embassies in the Middle East and North Africa expanded. The alert includes Marine FAST teams being deployed to Libya and Yemen.

What could be more symbolic of the failures of the Obama foreign policy than the contrast of hearing the president and his surrogates repeatedly touting the killing of Osama bin Laden by a U.S. Seal team with pictures of the American flag replaced by al-Qaida’s menacing black standard at the U.S. Embassy in Tunis?

It’s the kind of stuff that’s made for TV news, and would certainly lead off the Big Three networks’ evening newscasts if it were a President McCain or Bush in office.

The photos of a U.S. ambassador dying in the streets would be declared the death knell of any GOP president running for re-election.

But our media, in a chilling threat to voters’ ability to choose a national leader based on accurate reporting of fact, used the Libyan disaster to attack … Mitt Romney.

Romney laudably condemned our Cairo embassy’s apology — issued before the Libyan carnage, then repeated afterward — sympathizing with the attackers.

The media immediately echoed Obama talking points and for days absurdly have made Romney’s statement the story, claiming that Obama and Secretary Hillary Clinton aren’t responsible for what U.S. embassies say.

The truth is that the Middle East is now on fire, precisely because of a policy of appeasement toward Islamists exemplified by that embassy statement.

That’s the real issue here: The U.S. has taken a stance of provocative apologizing toward those who stand under that black al-Qaida flag.

“I’ve come here to Cairo,” Obama said three years ago, “to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world, one based on … that America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap.”

It has indeed been a new beginning, but one based on an increasingly obvious new American weakness in the Mideast that the media ignore out of their own political preferences. (IBD)

And now the Libyans are blaming Al-Qaeda because the Muslim Brotherhood is too close to home and they know it. But it’s not like the Ministry of Truth has a follow-up question for them. They still think it’s a movie.

Obama gets off from his massive failure because the media refuses to look and Romney played right into their hands.

But remember, the Media thinks they are not as grotesquely biased as they are.

But neither will they be more “fair” and “balanced”.

Their own self-deception is far greater than their own overt deceptions.

I’ll harp on this again: The Ministry of Truth is involved with news media, entertainment, the fine arts and educational books. Its purpose is to rewrite history and change the facts to fit Party doctrine for propaganda effect. For example, if Big Brother makes a prediction that turns out to be wrong, the employees of the Ministry of Truth go back and rewrite the prediction so that any prediction Big Brother previously made is accurate. This is the “how” of the Ministry of Truth’s existence. Within the novel Orwell elaborates that the deeper reason for its existence is to maintain the illusion that the Party is absolute. It cannot ever seem to change its mind for that would imply weakness and to maintain power the Party must seem eternally right and strong.

The tragic events in Cairo and Benghazi should remove doubt that the foreign policy of the current administration is the most destructive since that of Jimmy Carter.

The only question at this point is whether that policy is, as with Carter, the result of incompetence and naivete — or something more disturbing.

In other words, it may be time to ask whether the setbacks in Arab North Africa and elsewhere have been so numerous and unremitting that, rather than failures, they may be seen as consistent with the view of a president who thinks America is too rich and strong for the world’s good.

How else do you explain the apologies issued to the fanatics who killed our ambassador and burned our embassy, apologies that evoke those offered in a 2009 speech in Cairo by a just-seated president who blamed the hatred some in the Mideast have for the West on “colonialism that denied rights and opportunities to many Muslims”?

How else do you to explain the forsaking of a 30-year ally, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, for a Muslim Brotherhood billed as moderate but now shown to be potentially as fanatical as any government in the region?

And how to explain the rejection of Israel, our only truly democratic ally in the region, which faces nuclear annihilation by Iran, but whose prime minister can’t get an audience with the president because he’s booked on the David Letterman show?

The list of policy failures in the Mideast over the past four years is a long one:

• Iran’s continued development of nuclear weapons capability, as detailed recently by the International Atomic Energy Agency, as we do nothing.

• Continued funding of Egypt to the tune of $1.5 billion in aid a year, along with generous support given to the terrorist-supporting Palestinian government on the West Bank and the terrorist group Hamas in Gaza.

• The retreats from still-unstable Afghanistan, pulling 23,000 troops out of the country even as its political situation deteriorates and despite saying in 2008 that Afghanistan “has to be … the central front on our battle against terrorism.”

• The open hostility of former ally Pakistan, where we can’t even get a supposedly “friendly” regime to release the doctor who helped us locate and take out Osama bin Laden.

• The sudden abandonment of Iraq, after all we’ve done there to stabilize it, leaving that country to the tender mercies of its menacing neighbor, Iran.

But the list doesn’t stop with U.S. failure in the Mideast. Americans can’t be blamed for also wondering why the president has:

• Pledged to “reset” relations with Russia, enabling Vladimir Putin to turn into a tyrant, jail his political foes, bully neighboring countries, aid Iran in getting a nuclear weapon, and provide support to Syrian bad guy Bashar Assad — at our expense.

• Stiffed both the Poles and the Czechs by backing out of a planned regional missile-defense system, putting these staunch allies once again at the mercy of a predatory Russia. This was done, supposedly, to enlist Russia’s help with Iran — help that never came.

• Assured Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev that he’ll have more “flexibility” in foreign affairs once the November election is out of the way.

• Proposed an 80% cut in nuclear weapons that would leave the U.S. vulnerable to less-scrupulous superpowers such as Russia and China while encouraging rogue nations like Iran and North Korea to go nuclear.

• Used across-the-board budget cuts to hollow out the military, diminishing our naval presence to levels not seen since the end of World War I.

• Stood by as China expands its military at double-digit rates, builds a blue-water navy and turns the Eastern Pacific into its own little lake.

• Started treating old friends such as Britain, Canada and Japan as unwanted in-laws and old adversaries such as Russia and China as friends.

VAllowed American guns to flow to cartels in Mexico without Mexico’s knowledge, at a high cost of human life.

Isn’t it time we stop and think and connect all the dots of a foreign policy that’s taking us in a direction we don’t want to go? (IBD)

Jimmy Carter 2.0

But don’t worry, there’s plenty of campaigning, golfing, and speeches about how much my opponent is an asshole that are vastly more important to me, The President, anyhow.

The Ministry of Truth will cover this up for me so I can go back to parading in front of sycophants and groupies.

No worries.

So, on a highly symbolic date, mobs storm American diplomatic facilities and drag the corpse of a U.S. ambassador through the streets. Then the president flies to Vegas for a fundraiser. (Mark Steyn)

And no one in the Ministry bats an eye. After all, it’s not about them! It’s all about a movie…

No, no, says the Broadway director; that’s too crude, too ham-fisted. How about the crowd is cheering and distracted, but he’s the president, he understands the gravity of the hour, and he’s the greatest orator of his generation, so he’s thought about what he’s going to say, and it takes a few moments but his words are so moving that they still the cheers of the fanbois, and at the end there’s complete silence and a few muffled sobs, and even in party-town they understand the sacrifice and loss of their compatriots on the other side of the world.

But no, that would be an utterly fantastical America. In the real America, the president is too busy to attend the security briefing on the morning after a national debacle, but he does have time to do Letterman and appear on a hip-hop radio show hosted by “The Pimp With A Limp.” (MS)

They are just beyond themselves with their own greatness that reality is just that interesting. Certainly not a reality were THEY ARE WRONG and the mighty Obama has fallen. That is a reality that bites.

A reality they will deny and deny you from it. And thus so must you.

The State Department told reporters Friday afternoon that it won’t answer any more questions about the Sept. 11 attack on the consulate in Benghazi that killed four Americans until the investigation into the incident is complete.  “I’m going to frustrate all of you, infinitely, by telling you that now that we have an open FBI investigation on the death of these four Americans, we are not going to be in a position to talk at all about what the U.S. government may or may not be learning about how any of this this happened — not who they were, not how it happened, not what happened to Ambassador Stevens, not any of it — until the Justice Department is ready to talk about the investigation that’s its got,” State Department spokeswoman Victorian Nuland told reporters late Friday afternoon. “So I’m going to send to the FBI for those kinds of questions and they’re probably not going to talk to you about it,” she said. All aspects of the attack, including what led up to it, its causes, the identity of the perpetrators, and the circumstances surrounding the death of Amb. Chris Stevens and the other three Americans, are off limits for reporters. (Townhall)

The Ministry must remain strong.

For Big Brother must always be.

So say we all.  🙂

It’s Only a Movie

Ratings firm Egan-Jones cut its credit rating on the U.S. government to “AA-” from “AA,” citing its opinion that quantitative easing from the Federal Reserve would hurt the U.S. economy and the country’s credit quality.

It was AAA when Obama took over. But I’m sure it all Bush’s fault! 🙂

Political Cartoons by Henry Payne

WH Spokesman Jay Carney: ‘This is not a case of protests directed at the United States writ large or at U.S. policy, this is in response to a video that is offensive to Muslims’

So sacking multiple embassies, burning American flag, shouting “death to America” in 20 countries is just about a silly film and not a coordinated attack as some others have said. I feel better now. 🙂

They torched a KFC in Lebanon. They must have been showing the movie in the lobby. It couldn’t possibly have been because it a American symbol because all this rage is about a movie not America.

So it’s about a movie on the internet and not a coordinated terrorist attack on the 11th anniversary of another terrorist attack. Nope, Not at all.

It has to be about the film to the liberals because otherwise it’s about THEM and their appeasement and apology strategy. And we all know liberals are never wrong about anything and The Ministry of Truth has to keep the administration strong.

To quote The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, “America’s Chicken’s have come home to roost!”

And it’s all George Bush’s Fault! 🙂

Obama in 2011 said: “We must stand alongside those who believe in the same core principles that have guided us through many storms … our support for a set of universal rights, including the freedom for people to express themselves and choose their leaders; our support for the governments that are ultimately responsive to the aspirations of the people.”

The Libyan mob was the equivalent of our founding fathers! (If you overlook the part about it being a murderous Islamic mob.) That was tied to the Muslim Brotherhood even then.

But Liberal weren’t listening. They were too caught in their own foreign policy “success” to listen to reason.
Now they have to be unreasonable and go great rhetorical lengths to avoid being blamed for it.
The American Revolution was not the revolt of a mob. It was a carefully thought-out plan for a republic, based on ideas painstakingly argued by serious men in the process of creating what would become the freest, most prosperous nation in world history.The much-ballyhooed “Arab Spring,” with mobs of men gang-raping American reporters, firing guns in the air and murdering their erstwhile dictators, is more akin to the pointless bloodletting of the French Revolution.

That godless antithesis to the founding of America is the primogenitor of the horrors of the Bolshevik Revolution, Hitler’s Nazi Party, Mao’s Cultural Revolution, Pol Pot’s slaughter and America’s periodic mob uprisings, from Shays’ Rebellion to today’s union thugs in Madison, Wis., and Occupy Wall Street.

Americans did win freedom and greater individual rights with their revolution. By contrast, the French Revolution resulted in bestial savagery, a slaughter of all the revolution’s leaders, followed by Napoleon’s dictatorship, followed by another monarchy, and then finally something resembling an actual republic 80 years later.

Violent mob uprisings have never led to a functioning democratic republic. (Ann Coulter)

And the “arab spring” was not a democracy movement. You replace 1 titular dictator with a religious version of dictators. Hardly something to crow about.
The Ministry of Truth is involved with news media, entertainment, the fine arts and educational books. Its purpose is to rewrite history and change the facts to fit Party doctrine for propaganda effect. For example, if Big Brother makes a prediction that turns out to be wrong, the employees of the Ministry of Truth go back and rewrite the prediction so that any prediction Big Brother previously made is accurate. This is the “how” of the Ministry of Truth’s existence. Within the novel Orwell elaborates that the deeper reason for its existence is to maintain the illusion that the Party is absolute. It cannot ever seem to change its mind for that would imply weakness and to maintain power the Party must seem eternally right and strong.
So it’s about a movie. 🙂

Obama in 2007: The Day I’m Inaugurated the Muslim World Will Look at America Differently

Yeah as weak, tired and not willing to fight. So they can do whatever they want.

4 dead bodies arrive from Libya, it’s time for another  Fundraiser! Got have those priorities straight.

In the Daily Caller, Neil Munro reports that the Obama administration has asked YouTube to suppress the offensive film that is the pretext for some of the Islamist rioting.  This is, of course, in accordance with the demands of the Muslim brotherhood.

It goes without saying that such government interference in speech protected by the First Amendment is uncomfortably close to a complete betrayal of the President’s oath to protect and defend the US Constitution. The “speech” to which the Islamists object is, true, offensive.  So is “Piss Christ” and a variety of other anti-Christian (or anti-Semitic) rhetoric.  But under our foundational principles, speech rights cannot be abridged by the government unless its purpose is to incite imminent lawless action.  This doesn’t cover a film criticizing a religion (even if the film is tasteless and repugnant), i.e., something that might ruffle sensitivities enough to make people want to riot once they can get a riot organized. It means instead something like a person on the spot urging on an angry and hysterical crowd, say, to attack an embassy.

As it turns out, the administration’s move shows as much respect for the First Amendment’s free speech provisions as the ObamaCare contraceptive mandate shows for the First Amendment’s religious guarantees.

Munro’s piece suggests that the Obama administration is trying to quell the Islamist unrest at almost any cost, given the threat it constitutes to the President’s re-election. Each voter will have to decide for him- or herself whether that’s true, but it is deeply troubling that the Obama administration is willing to ride roughshod over the American Constitution in order to appease our enemies.

Where does this end? (DC)

November 6th, when you vote to get rid of this OBAMAnation. Or else.

Political Cartoons by Glenn Foden

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Keep Your Eye on The Ball

More Leadership:

President Barack Obama says the U.S. would not consider Egypt an ally “I don’t think that we would consider them an ally, but we don’t consider them an enemy.”
So when this gaffe gets a lot of heat they try and defuse it with:
White House Spokesman:  “‘Ally’ is a legal term of art.”
Asked repeatedly if the State Department still considered Egypt a major non-NATO ally — a designation they were awarded in 1989 — State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said simply: “Yes.”
“I’m going to refer you to the White House for the parsing on this,” Nuland said. “I am not going to parse the president’s words.”

So within 24 hours they had reversed themselves again.

Real leadership

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Obama called debt “unpatriotic” before he became President. Then when he spent more than any President ever it was someone else’s fault.

So get ready for:
According to the most recent official estimate by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Gross Domestic Product for 2012 will be $15.6061 trillion–or about $440.5 billion less than the $16.0466 in debt that the federal government had accumulated as of the close of business on Monday.

In other words, the debt is now approximately 103 percent of GDP.

The BEA, which is part of the Department of Commerce and which officially calculates GDP, based its current estimate of this year’s GDP, published on Aug. 29, on economic data available through the end of the second quarter of this calender year.

If that current estimate is correct, the debt of the United States government eclipsed the value of the Gross Domestic Product of the United States on April 2 of this year.

On Friday, March 30, according to the Bureau of the Public Debt, the federal debt was $15,582,078,681,188.69. By the close of business on Monday, April 2, it was $15,620,325,998,403.96.

The BEA defines GDP as: “The market value of goods and services produced by labor and property in the United States, regardless of nationality.” (CNS)

Michael Ramirez Cartoon

And it gets better:

According to senior diplomatic sources, the US State Department had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged the consulate in Benghazi, and the embassy in Cairo, that American missions may be targeted, but no warnings were given for diplomats to go on high alert and “lockdown”, under which movement is severely restricted.

Mr Stevens had been on a visit to Germany, Austria and Sweden and had just returned to Libya when the Benghazi trip took place with the US embassy’s security staff deciding that the trip could be undertaken safely.

According to security sources the consulate had been given a “health check” in preparation for any violence connected to the 9/11 anniversary. In the event, the perimeter was breached within 15 minutes of an angry crowd starting to attack it at around 10pm on Tuesday night. There was, according to witnesses, little defence put up by the 30 or more local guards meant to protect the staff. Ali Fetori, a 59-year-old accountant who lives near by, said: “The security people just all ran away and the people in charge were the young men with guns and bombs.” (UK)

And the terrorists knew where the Safe house was.

But don’t worry, its Romney that the Liberal media is obsessed with.

How long had it been since President Obama attended his daily intelligence meeting in the lead-up to the Sept. 11 attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Egypt and Libya? After all, our adversaries are known to use the anniversary of 9/11 to target the United States. According to the public schedule of the president, the last time the Obama attended his daily intelligence meeting was Sept. 5 — a week before Islamist radicals stormed our embassy in Cairo and terrorists killed our ambassador to Tripoli. The president was scheduled to hold the intelligence meeting at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, the day after the attacks, but it was canceled so that he could comfort grieving employees at the State Department — as well he should. But instead of rescheduling the intelligence briefing for later in the day, Obama apparently chose to skip it altogether and attend a Las Vegas fundraiser for his re-election campaign. One day after a terrorist attack. (Guy Benson)

The president has missed 62 percent of his daily in-person intel briefings in 2011 and 2012. (WP)

But the liberals are obsessed with how “bad” Romney is and could be.

But they aren’t biased. And that’s Leadership- Liberal style!

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The Leader or The Boss

Michael Ramirez Cartoon

Obama, who prefers posturing and meaningless sanctions, has repeatedly snubbed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who knows Obama has Israel’s back the way Brutus had Caesar’s.

On the 11th anniversary of 9/11, the Obama White House snubbed a requested meeting by Netanyahu, accepted an invitation from the more important David Letterman and apologized to Islamists upset over a film that mocks Islam and Mohammed — something “artists” in America do to Christianity with our tax dollars on a fairly regular basis.

Typically, the administration’s first response was not directed at the apology-spawned attacks that left one U.S. ambassador and two U.S. Marines dead. Rather, it took umbrage with the GOP presidential candidate’s justified condemnation of the embassy apology.

“I’m outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi,” Romney said in a spot-on response. “It’s disgraceful that the Obama administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.”

“We are shocked that, at a time when the United States of America is confronting the tragic death of one of our diplomatic officers in Libya, Gov. Romney would choose to launch a political attack,” Obama campaign press secretary Ben LaBolt said in a response as disgraceful as the initial apology.

Save your shock and disapproval for the murderers of American ambassadors and Marines.

The attacks in Libya and Egypt are more evidence that Obama’s foreign policy of appeasement and apology leaves us with friends that don’t trust or respect us and enemies that do not fear us. Obama has led from behind on Libya, Syria and Iran. Rather than an “Arab Spring,” we face a region dominated by Hamas, Hezbollah, and the Muslim Brotherhood, and governed by Shariah law — while Iran patiently builds its Islamic nuclear bomb. (IBD)

So what happened after the latest apology…they attacked other American Embassies in the Middle East. Gee, what a shock that was.

He not only shows weakness, he then attacks anyone who questions it. That’s the mark of a very immature person who doesn’t lead.

Chef Robert Irvine on last night’s “Restaurant Impossible” (yes, I am a foodie and find Food Network better TV than most things) read the usual riot act to a single mother who’s restaurant was failing because she was treating her employees like “her friends” so they were running over her like a freight train.

They took complete advantage of her. And when asked what was wrong with the Restaurant they said a lack of leadership! She WAS the problem and they just took advantage of the vacuum.

But what he said to her that I thought was the most damning was that she wanted to be the Boss not the Leader.

She just wanted to be the Head of “the family” and not a Leader. She wanted to rule, not lead. And that’s Obama. He wants to be your boss, rule over you, to tell you what to do. For you to fear him.

But Leadership. Nope, sorry, he checks out every time it comes up. Look at ObamaCare, his signature piece, he lead from the back and let Pelosi and Reid run amok and have a food fight in front of the customers (the american people) and then when it was going down pulled out every dirty trick and every Boss-laden trick he could to get his way or the highway.

This is why he is so poor at Foreign Policy because it requires leadership.

Let’s see, The Prime Minister of your only Middle Eastern Ally or David Letterman?

One is important for a Leader, the other is just important to Me, The Boss. :0

He chose Letterman.

“My opponent and his running mate are new to foreign policy,” Obama said at the Democratic convention last week. “But from all that we’ve seen and heard, they want to take us back to an era of blustering and blundering that cost America so dearly.”

Better an era in which we won the Cold War than one full of whining and whimpering, where our embassies are stormed and diplomats murdered with impunity.

A little more than four years ago, Hillary Clinton suggested then-Democratic primary opponent Barack Obama was so naive on the world stage he’d need a “foreign policy instruction manual” should he win.

She produced the now-famous “3 a.m. phone call ad” that questioned his expertise and readiness for the top job. History has proved her right.

At the convention, Obama and his supporters reminded us that “Osama is dead, and GM is alive.” Well, now Amb. J. Christopher Adams and two U.S. Marines are dead too, and that phone is still ringing. (IBD)

Oh, and there’s more to come.

AP: Chanting “death to America,” hundreds of protesters angered by an anti-Islam film stormed the U.S. Embassy compound in Yemen’s capital and burned the American flag on Thursday, the latest in a series of attacks on American diplomatic missions in the Middle East.

American missions have been attacked in three Arab nations – Yemen, Egypt and Libya – that have faced persistent unrest and are struggling to restore law and order after last year’s revolts deposed their authoritarian regimes.

Protesters smashed windows as they breached the embassy perimeter and reached the compound grounds, although they did not enter the main building housing the offices. Angry young men brought down the U.S. flag in the courtyard, burned it and replaced it with a black banner bearing Islam’s declaration of faith – “There is no God but Allah.”

Then  you have this: Foreign Policy Crisis Vs. Campaign Rally (where sycophants tell me how great I am)…

President Barack Obama’s Wednesday afternoon speech in Las Vegas is being delayed by about 45 minutes, according to the White House. Obama had been scheduled to speak at 5:25 p.m. at a campaign rally at the Cashman Center in downtown Las Vegas. He will now deliver his speech at 6:10 p.m., according to an updated schedule released Wednesday morning. The president was forced to alter his schedule to comment on a Tuesday attack on the American Embassy in Libya that killed four people, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, the White House Press Office said. No other event details have changed, and doors will still open to the public at 3 p.m., according to an Obama campaign official. Wednesday’s visit will be Obama’s eighth trip to Nevada this year.

A 45 minute speech delay.  That’s it.  Carry on, Mr. President! a mINOR INCONVENIENCE!

Now that’s Leadership for you!

What’s the Boss going to do with Libyans who kill Americans? Talk to them sternly,discipline them (sanctions), fire them?

They aren’t his employees.

Then Acclaimed Restauranteur Willie Degle (“Restaurant Stakeout”)  was called into a Restaurant where the Leader had turned into a lazy Boss.
They had a food fight in the kitchen that spilled over into the dining room and one server actually served customers with chocolate sauce on her face!

Seriously!

But both of these Boss are shown the hard truth and they become Leaders again and business get better, more efficient, more profitable.

Marina (the owner of the restaurant in Michigan where Robert Irvine visited) is happy to report that since the transformation, sales at Paliani’s have increased. In June and July, the restaurant saw year-over-year growth of 46 percent and 32 percent, respectively.

But they had to recognize where they went wrong, admit it, and then do something about it. Obama is far too arrogant for that. Far too narcissistic.

Leadership is much harder than being a Boss.

The Chicago Way is being a Boss and a Thug. Leadership is something else entirely and Obama lacks that quality.

And still does. So expect more of this to come; the attacks by Muslims and him attacking Romney because of it- not that he wouldn’t attack anyhow because that’s all he knows.

Weak Leadership breeds it.

He took credit for the Arab Spring, now it’s sprung back in his face and the best he can do is blame the “old ways”. That’s it?! That’s all you got?

I’m certain the president is mortified by what happened — but I am holding a mirror up to the press.  If they’re experiencing fainting spells over Mitt Romney’s response to the first round of last night’s dreadful news, they might show some interest in the behavior, decisions, and policies of the person currently presiding over the United States government.  Just a thought. (Guy Benson).

Nah, the Press is too busy sucking up to the Boss or running around having their own food fights to care about doing their job in a professional and responsible manner.

Americans are murdered by Islamists, and sovereign American soil is violated, on the anniversary of September 11, and the first word from the administration to reach the world is an apology. So naturally, the mainstream media are focusing on what they in their considered wisdom have determined is Mitt Romney’s crass and ill-timed response to the crisis, even as the Obama campaign found itself in a foot race with the Obama administration to see whether the former could condemn Romney before the latter condemned the terrorists.

But Romney was right to call the Cairo embassy’s obsequiousness “disgraceful,” which is why the White House eventually followed Romney’s lead in disavowing it. Romney was also right to defend his statement against charges that he had “jumped the gun,” saying it is “never too early . . . to condemn attacks on Americans and to defend our values.” Although the press acted as if Romney’s performance at the press conference was laughably unpresidential, what he said was appropriate and true: “It breaks the hearts of all of us who think of these people who have served during their lives for the cause of freedom and justice and honor,” and “the attacks in Libya and Egypt underscore that the world remains a dangerous place, and that American leadership is still sorely needed.” (NRO)

Leadership or Partisan Food Fight!

Your Choice.

NOVEMBER IS COMING!

Finding Fault

analysts at the Federal Reserve Board , economists and business leaders say Mr. Obama’s declining economy is not going to get significantly better this year, next year or the year after that, until there are dramatic changes in the nation’s fiscal policies.

the Labor Department says job creation during Mr. Obama’s presidency has been several hundred thousand at best. In fact, “Obama is on track to have the worst jobs record of any president since World War II. (KFYI)

But don’t worry, that’s Bush’s Fault! 🙂 (or the “obstructionist” Republicans take your pick.)

On the last night of the Democratic National Convention, a retired Navy four-star took the stage to pay tribute to veterans. Behind him, on a giant screen, the image of four hulking warships reinforced his patriotic message.

But there was a big mistake in the stirring backdrop: those are Russian warships.


Retired Adm. John Nathman speaks on stage with military veterans during the final day of the Democratic National Convention on Sept. 6 in Charlotte, N.C. Experts say the ships in the background are Russian.

Subliminal messages or just another “error” that wasn’t their fault!

OBAMA’s “Freedom Fighters” Kill our Ambassador

First off, my condolences to the victims.

“This comes at a time when we see the strength of American leadership across the world. We’ve taken out al Qaeda leaders, and we’ve put them on the path to defeat. We’re winding down the war in Iraq and have begun a transition in Afghanistan. And now, working in Libya with friends and allies, we’ve demonstrated what collective action can achieve in the 21st century.– Obama 2011

The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other embassy staff were killed in a rocket attack on their car, a Libyan official said, as they were rushed from a consular building stormed by militants denouncing a U.S.-made film insulting the Prophet Mohammad.

President Joe Biden (2011) said on Libya. “In this case, America spent $2 billion total and didn’t lose a single life.”

He went on to trash former President George Bush when he stated, “This is more of the prescription for how to deal with the world as we go forward than it has been in the past.”

WAY TO GO JOE!

Yeah, that’s really working for you Joe.

In neighboring Egypt, demonstrators had torn down an American flag and burned it during the protest. Some tried to raise a black flag with the words “There is no God but God, and Mohammad is his messenger”, a Reuters witness said.

Time for another apology tour. After all, this has to be a right-wing Christian plot. It had to be our fault. It couldn’t possible be the fault of Liberals like Obama, after all. He’s perfect. Just ask the Media. 🙂

“We sacrificed dozens and hundreds during the uprising for our dignity. The Prophet’s dignity is more important to us and we are ready to sacrifice millions,” said mosque preacher Mohamed Abu Gabal who joined the protest. (reuters)

But calling them radicals is racist, you know. Calling them fanatics, is racist don’t you know. 🙂

“The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims

We hurt Muslims’ feelings so killing our Ambassador and looting the Embassy is our fault!

Huh??

Senator Obama on 9/11: “We will have to make sure, despite our rage, that any U.S. military action takes into account the lives of innocent civilians abroad,” he went on. “We will have to be unwavering in opposing bigotry or discrimination directed against neighbors and friends of Middle Eastern descent.”

 

“While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants…We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others. Obama said.

“The U.S. deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others,” Clinton said. “Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation,” she added.

Unless they are Christians “they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion” or Mormons because they are a weird little cult! 🙂

MSNBC’s Martin Bashir, “he [Mitt Romney] won’t talk about his Mormonism because many Republicans see that religion as a cult.”

Democrat Underground: Mormons are a doomsday cult.

Million Dollar Donor Bill Maher on Romney’s Foreign Policy:  “trying to brow-beat Frenchmen into joining his cult”

Love that “tolerance”.  and that “empathy”.

But I’m sure it’s not their fault.It’s not Me, it’s YOU! 🙂

“2016” Update.

You know the liberals are worried. Entertainment Weekly that informed its readers that our film “2016: Obama’s America is “fundamentally racist.”

So you know you’ve hit the mark when a Liberal and The Ministry of Truth calls you a “racist”.

To paraphrase a historical figure whom I do respect, Gandhi, first they ignored us, then they called us names and now we’re winning at the box office because the truth always wins out.

For those so inclined and without the intellect to debate the issues as reasonable citizens, I can say only ‘sorry, you lose and bring such disgrace to your profession.’ There are those of us only concerned about truth and the future of our country. Maybe, just maybe, one of these days their enlightenment will include a dose of anger management and a sprinkling of historical reality. We can surely hope so. (Gerald Molen)

Spread the Liberal “tolerance” “empathy” and apologize for being evil and a racist! 🙂

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Legacy of 9/11

Today is a day of Remembrance. Remembrance of those 3,000 people that were slaughtered by Muslim fanatics. Hatred unbridled.

Not partisan hatred. But that still thrives today. Like the JFK conspiracies of my youth, the “truthers”, extreme Left wing haters of George W Bush are still out there thinking that the then-new President arranged in months to kill his own people just so he could be a warmonger and kill even more people (and steal the ’04 re-election like he stole the 2000 election).

It’s frankly sickening. But it’s not that far away from the hatred the Left has for “baggers” like me. Their ideological enemies.

Hatred, division, extreme partisanship. It’s all very real in America today.

Who needs muslim terrorists anymore, the people are more than capable of doing their job to themselves now.

Even today on the 11th anniversary of a truly horrible day in America History.

Hatred still rules. Only now, the hatred is internal. Being destroyed from within.

That’s apparently the unfortunate legacy of 9/11/01. And it shouldn’t have been that way.

This is the Reality. Not some whitewashed Liberal fantasy of Political Correctness.
That’s what we have to collectively remember.
3,000 innocent lives snuffed out
in a moment of blind hatred.
And with the hate-filled partisanship we have now, we have to remember that day.

And these are the Men who did it. Radical Muslims. Not George Bush, Not the CIA, not Dick Cheney or any other ridiculously partisan silliness.

And No Political Correctness. They were Muslims. Period.

But you can see in the “Truthers” is the modern day birth of the hyper-partisan. The need to destroy at all costs your political enemies and to believe or say any wild ass thing as long as you believe it advances your ideology and denigrates the the “enemy”.

Obama and The Ministry of Truth are the perfect example of this era we now live in.

But they reality is:

10:03 am ET – At this exact moment eleven years ago, brave patriots aboard United Airlines flight 93 forced Islamist hijackers to bring the airliner down in a Pennsylvania field, thwarting another attack on the nation’s capital.

And hour earlier 3,000 people were doomed when 2 planes were crashed into the World Trade Center towers.

That’s the reality.

Guy Benson 2011:One of the most striking and disturbing images of 9/11 is a photograph of an unidentified man plunging from the World Trade Center towers to his death.  Facing the reality that no rescue effort was feasible, this citizen — like dozens of others — chose to leap to his demise rather than be incinerated by the blaze.  This picture is extraordinarily difficult to stomach.  Much of the media, which has decided to sanitize 9/11 to the greatest extent possible, won’t show it: 


Onlookers were terrified, horrified, and overcome with grief:

This was not a “tragedy.”  It was an atrocity, committed by radical Muslims whose fanatical, murderous hatred for western civilization has not abated.  They cannot be coddled.  They cannot be placated.  They can only be captured and interrogated, or killed. May those whose lives were ripped away ten years ago never be forgotten.  May their loved ones find peace.  May God bless our military, intelligence community, and first responders.  And may God bless our great country.

Amen.

That is reality. Not some hyper-partisan fantasy.

Let’s Roll!

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