Monday, January 4, 2016

The Mullahs Thank Mr. Obama

Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/01/16 

President Obama imagined he could end his second term with an arms-control detente with Iran the way Ronald Reagan did with the Soviet Union. It looks instead that his nuclear deal has inspired Iran toward new military aggression and greater anti-American hostility.

The U.S. and United Nations both say Iran is already violating U.N. resolutions that bar Iran from testing ballistic missiles. Iran has conducted two ballistic-missile tests since the nuclear deal was signed in July, most recently in November. The missiles seem capable of delivering nuclear weapons with relatively small design changes.

The White House initially downplayed the missile tests, but this week it did an odd flip-flop on whether to impose new sanctions in response. On Wednesday it informed Congress that it would target a handful of Iranian companies and individuals responsible for the ballistic-missile program. Then it later said it would delay announcing the sanctions, which are barely a diplomatic rebuke in any case, much less a serious response to an arms-control violation.

If You're A Radical Gay, Black Thug, Or Nutty Muslim... You Get Special Privileges In Obamaland! ^ | January 3, 2016 | Doug Giles 

Sometimes I wish I was a radical gay, or a revolting, slick-haired, black race-baiter or drastic Muslim like that angry, rage-boy dude who's the poster child for all the funny as heck Muslim memes.
Why am I forlorn at times with my heterosexuality, my caucasoidness and my evangelicalism? Well … it's not that I now loathe the ladies, my pigmentation or the five Solas of the Reformation, but it's primarily predicated upon the fact that as such a critter I can't get away with squat any longer.
Heck, I can't even use a tone in my voice, unless I'm mocking a redneck, lest I be reckoned with a notorious seventeenth century slave owner from Sierra Leone. And forget having chicken at a BBQ I'm hosting if I have any black friends over for that soiree. Somehow that's now become an insult.
In addition to that muzzling, I can't do any more gay jokes without a group of angry lesbians showing up at my house and unscrewing all of my light bulbs. I couldn't even wince the other day when Michael Sam kissed his boy-toy after being drafted by the Rams. If I did that, I would have committed the hate crime of "double bigotry." And lastly, forget about my linking anything horrible that's happened on this third rock from the sun to the Religion of Peace. That's verboten for moi.
The weird thing is that I do not hate people because of color, sexual proclivities or one's religion or lack thereof. I have found that if one gets to truly know people of different persuasions and understand their thoughts, desires, ambitions, fears and dreams, there are much more profound reasons to be freaked out by them than such silly, surfacy stuff.
Now, as much as I'm trying to be a good gringo, and I feel like the Re-education of Doug Giles is taking root (somewhat), I still have moments of moral weakness where I would like to tell certain people and groups to sit on a giant pine-cone and rotate but alas … I cannot, because I'm the wrong sex, race, religion and political persuasion.
For instance, if I were gay, I could call a perceived enemy female political pundit the "C" word in a tweet and encourage people to punch her in the face -- and I could still be the media's darling, run for Congress and actually have a chance in Hades of winning after such abhorrent behavior.
I'm not saying that I would ever do that but I'd like to know that if I did, in a moment of fleshly weakness, that I'd still get a pass; but you and I both know that ain't gonna happen. Why? Because I'm a heterosexual WASP. That's why.
Wouldn't it also be kinda cool to lambaste a basketball team owner and a cattleman as vile racists, all the while having a more revolting track record and a recent video of one's self saying substantially worse things, and walk away unscathed like Al Sharpton does on a regular basis?
It would also be neat to demand that people bow to my beliefs and change everything they do to accommodate my faith like Islam does. If they don't like bacon, Kate Upton's ample assets, women being educated or Pharrell's song "Happy," then, by Allah, curtsy and kiss the ring. But that ain't happening for me because no one gives a crap about what a Reformed Presbyterian wants or is offended by.
So, my dear readers, it appears as if my supposed "white privilege" has zero leverage in Obamaland compared to gay radicals, black racists and Islamic whack jobs. So, I guess I'll be a good boy, put on my Pat Boone records, try not to say or do anything wrong, and keep grinning until my teeth are dry, because there's currently a massive double standard in regards to what I'm allowed versus what the aforementioned can get away with 24/7.

Obama Urges Citizens to Stand Up Against the National Rifle Association!

PJ Media ^ | January 3, 2016 | Debra Heine 

A hallmark of Obama's presidency since his early days in office has been his habit of pitting American citizens against each other: Democrats vs. Republicans, blacks vs. whites, rich vs. poor, climate change alarmists vs. climate change skeptics, gay vs. straight, etc.
It was shocking at first. Seven years in, it is depressingly expected of the Community-Organizer-in-Chief.
In his weekly address, released Friday, Obama vowed to spend his final year in office seeking ways to impose gun control policies via executive fiat, and urged American citizens to stand up against groups like the NRA -- which, of course, is made up of other American citizens.
Obama had a message for "the rest of us":

In the address, Obama went on to urge citizens to stand up against the groups like the National Rifle Association, with which he has had a contentious relationship since entering office.
“The gun lobby is loud and well organized in its defense of effortlessly available guns for anyone,” he said. "The rest of us are going to have to be just as passionate and well organized in defense of our kids."

Thanks to his constant attacks on the Second Amendment, Obama is considered to be the greatest gun salesman in American history.
He's also no slouch when it comes to encouraging NRA membership.

It seems the more blistering criticism they get from their opponents, the higher NRA's favorability and memberships grow. A Gallup Poll conducted in early October this year showed a solid majority of Americans (58%) admitting they have an overall favorable impression of the NRA. Of course that was before the attacks in Paris, France and San Bernardino, California.

There's a lot about the next twelve months that is impossible to predict, but there is one thing we can be pretty sure of: Obama will remain America's top gun control salesman and NRA booster.

Hillary Clinton Heckled In New Hampshire Over Bill Clinton's Sexual History


Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton faced a loud heckler in a New Hampshire town hall on Sunday who brought up Bill Clinton's controversial sex history. The confrontation came one day before the former president is scheduled to campaign for his wife in the state.

The heckler was Republican State Rep. Katherine Prudhomme-O'Brien, who brought up Juanita Broderick and Kathleen Wiley, two women who accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault. At the town hall in Derry, New Hampshire, Prudhomme-O'Brien interrupted Hillary Clinton three times before finally being addressed by the presidential candidate.
"You are very rude and I'm not never ever going to call on you," said Clinton, before turning away and engaging another town hall attendee.
After the town hall, Prudhomme-O'Brien told reporters that she heckled Clinton in response to statements by the candidate that rape victims have the "right to be believed."

"She says that rape victims should be believed," said Prudhomme-O'Brien, according to CNN, adding that Clinton has not looked into the matters of Broderick and Wiley. "I agree with her, that is true, they should be believed and we should assess what they are saying, she doesn't even want to access it."
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NEW EMAIL shows Pentagon ASKED Hillary to LET THEM send help to Benghazi, proving Leon Panetta LIED!

rightscoop ^ | December 8, 2015 | soopermexican 

An email recently obtained by Judicial Watch shows that the Pentagon was demanding Hillary allow them to send help to Benghazi during the 2012 attack. This would completely contradict the claim from Hillary and Leon Panetta that no forces were available and within reach to provide help to the compound that was under siege.
From Fox News:
As the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was unfolding, a high-ranking Pentagon official urgently messaged Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s top deputies to offer military help, according to an email obtained by Judicial Watch.
The revelation appears to contradict testimony Defense Secretary Leon Panetta gave lawmakers in 2013, when he said there was no time to get forces to the scene in Libya, where four Americans were killed, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens.
“I just tried you on the phone but you were all in with S [apparent reference to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton],” reads the email, from Panetta’s chief of staff Jeremy Bash. “After consulting with General Dempsey, General Ham and the Joint Staff, we have identified the forces that could move to Benghazi. They are spinning up as we speak.”
The email was sent out at 7:19 p.m. ET on Sept. 11, 2012, in the early stages of the eight-hour siege that also claimed the lives of Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith and two former Navy SEALs, Ty Woods and Glen Doherty, private CIA contractors who raced to the aid of embattled State Department workers.
Although the email came after the first wave of the attack at the consulate, it occurred before a mortar strike on the CIA annex killed Woods and Doherty.
“This leaves no doubt military assets were offered and ready to go, and awaiting State Department signoff, which did not come,” Judicial Watch, a nonprofit government watchdog said in a statement.
Parts of the email from Bash were redacted before release, including details on what military forces were available.
But, if you want to know what forces were likely to be available, all you have to do is listen to, or read, the account from an ex Special Forces member who explained it to Bryan Suits on the “Dark Secret Place,” a popular radio show in Los Angeles.
In the interview from November of 2012, he explained why Panetta’s claim was a LIE, and described the CIF which stands for Commanders In extremis Force, that could have been sent to Benghazi:
[The CIF is a] heretofore little known American option…You’ve probably never heard that before. It’s not secret per se, but it’s not publicized very much… the CIF, as it’s called is something that is available to every theater commander.
The CIF are US army special forces soldiers who are specifically dedicated to being prepared at all times for months on end to leave with no notice, with little or no information to move by air or whatever vehicle, to a situation, that they have been determined to be the best immediate solution to. They oftentimes get in the air with absolutely no idea where they’re going or what the mission is. Oftentimes they are briefed in the air.”
“The entire purpose of this [CIF]… in the extreme, there is no worse case than this. Something is happening right now, and we don’t have 24 hours to get Delta force in there. Something is happening right now, and that’s why these forces, the CIF are pre-positioned… to at the drop of a hat, to go anywhere and do anything.
It’s time to explain what is angering so many people in the special operations community, because they’re aware of the CIF.
He then explained why Panetta was lying about there not being enough time to send them:
The bottom line is this – did the president have an option? He did. What Leon Panetta said about “real-time information”, when Leon Panetta was saying that on Thursday, we know that’s a LIE. Because we’ve known for weeks that there was a predator drone orbiting the Benghazi consulate. Have US forces been sent places with less information? YES. I can personally vouch for being sent places where my initial mission was to find out what was going on.
There’s no such principle that you don’t deploy people without information.
So there it is. Panetta and Hillary LIED to the American public over and over, and the media never pressed them enough to demand answers.
And this information has been available since a MONTH after the attack…

Crockett and Cruz

The Courier ^ | January 3, 2016 | Steve Toth 

Texans cherish the memory of Davy Crockett's heroic death at the Alamo in 1836 but few know what led him there or why he fought so valiantly. Throughout his life, Davy Crockett was renowned for his love of liberty and fierce loyalty to the Constitution.
Originally a Democrat, Crockett found he could no longer identify with the party's positions which he believed were straying from our country's founding principles. As a man who believed in individual liberty and the principle of congressional restraint this shift was unacceptable to him. He left the party in 1833 and joined the Whig party (forerunner to the Whig Party).
His journey of Constitutional fidelity was strengthened by a well-intentioned mistake made while in Congress. When a fire in Georgetown left several families homeless, Representative Crockett and Congress voted the next day to appropriate $20,000 to the homeless victims. The following year while campaigning in Tennessee, it has been reported that Crockett was challenged by a constituent for his vote of public charity. "Colonel Crockett, your vote for the people in Georgetown shows you either don't have the capacity to understand the Constitution or that you lack the integrity and strength of character to be guided by it."[continued]
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Double Standards for Female Rangers

US Defense Watch ^ | January 3, 2016 | Ray Starmann 

US Defense Watch has obtained new information concerning special training for female soldiers in preparation for attendance to the US Army’s Ranger School.
In the Fall of 2014, a group of female soldiers were given three months of training to specifically prepare them for Ranger School. The female soldiers were pulled away from their regular duties in the Army to eat, breathe and sleep Ranger School for ninety days. One of the female soldiers who attended the training, was First Lieutenant Shaye Haver, who, along with Captain Kristen Griest, became the first two women to ever graduate from Ranger School, the US Army’s toughest training.
Yet, the Army’s senior leaders, from Secretary John McHugh, down to General Martin Dempsey, Major-General Scott Miller, commander of Fort Benning and Colonel David Fivecoat, commander of the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade repeatedly denied that women were given any type of special treatment or advance preparation for Ranger School.
In addition, First Lieutenant Haver consistently failed land navigation during various assessments conducted at Fort Carson. Yet, Haver was sent to Fort Benning to attend Ranger School. Even more frightening is the fact that not one female soldier in the assessment group of roughly fifty soldiers passed land navigation. It is not known if other female soldiers were sent to Fort Benning from this group.
Sources also informed US Defense Watch that First Lieutenant Haver failed land navigation at the Ranger Training Assessment Course, a 16 day evaluation soldiers must pass before being allowed to start the school itself.
Haver graduated from Ranger School in August of 2015 after having been recycled twice and having to restart the whole course on one occasion. Did Haver also fail land navigation repeatedly at Ranger School? Undoubtedly, this would appear in her records, which were shredded by the Army. But, her Green Card, a Ranger School transcript of her progress wasn’t. Surely, Haver’s land navigation scores are noted on her Green Card.
Yet, the Army refuses to send Congressman Steve Russell and the House Armed Services Committee the Green Cards for Haver, Griest and Major Lisa Jaster, the 37 year old woman who graduated from the school as well. As of now, the only thing Congressman Russell has received from the Army is some concocted mini white paper showing that men and women are performing the same at Fort Benning and that women are meeting the standards.
More like double standards.
US Defense Watch has also learned that Major Jaster was recycled three times at Ranger School and failed all three phases and had to repeat them. Normally, candidates are only allowed two recycles before they are returned to their units.
As USDW has indicated on numerous occasions, it is highly probable that a cover up is underway in the Army to placate a political agenda from the White House. The Obama administration wants women in combat, even if it means double standards, lies, cover ups and more importantly a threat to the nation’s national security.
Apparently, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter made much of his decision to authorize women in combat from the apparent performance of females at Ranger School. His decision was obviously predicated on lies perpetrated from the Army.
The fact that First Lieutenant Haver failed land navigation, but was sent to Ranger School is a disgrace and frankly a danger to the very soldiers she would lead in combat. A Ranger who can’t read a map and use a compass is about as useful as a chef who can’t cook.
It is more than apparent that the Army has been lying to the nation it has sworn to defend.
It is more than apparent that the Army is putting us all in danger by allowing unqualified individuals to pass Ranger School.
It is more than apparent that the Army’s senior leaders are thinking more about their own careers than about the troops and the country they serve.
It is more than apparent that this story will not go away until the senior leaders of the Army testify before the House Armed Services Committee concerning the Army’s continual obfuscation and suppression of vital records; records vital to our national security.
Contact Senator John McCain or Congressman Mac Thornberry and ask them to investigate this matter.

Obamacare Tightens Yoke on Small Business

American Spectator ^ | 1/4/2016 | David Catron 

One of the worst of Obamacares ill-conceived provisions went quietly into effect on January 1. The employer mandate, previously inflicted only on businesses with 100 or more employees, will now be imposed on those with as few as 50. This mandate will prevent countless small employers from hiring workers they would otherwise have hired and incentivize many others to replace full-time employees with part-timers. It is such an obvious job killer that the Obama administration delayed enforcement until after the 2014 midterms, the liberal Urban Institute has called for its repeal, and it has even been obliquely criticized by Hillary Clinton.
The employer mandate requires all businesses with 50 or more full-time employees to provide health coverage to at least 95 percent of these employees as well as any dependents they may have under age 26, or pay crippling fines. But not all small employers can afford to offer insurance. Those which lack the resources to do so will avoid the mandate by assuring that the number of full-time workers they employ remains below 50. And, because Obamacare has arbitrarily redefined full-time to mean 30 or more hours per week, the employer mandate effectively caps both the number of workers many businesses can hire and how many hours they will work.
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Hillary’s Server, Monica’s Blue Dress, and History

TAS ^ | 30 Dec 14 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. 

To those of us who have followed the ongoing Clinton Saga, which now reaches back almost twenty-five years, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s computer server promises to become as historic as Monica Lewinsky’s stained dress. That is to say, that her server may indeed become as significant to her presidential prospects as Monica’s dress was to Bill’s prospects for impeachment.
It is now apparent to fact finders across the nation that some of Hillary’s e-mails—thousands of which have been saved on her personal server—show that she lied to the American people as surely as Monica’s dress proved that Bill lied to the American people and to the grand jury when he denied having sex “with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.” Would it not be fitting that at the end of the Clinton Saga a dusty old server and a tired old dress go on display in the penultimate room of “The Clinton Museum and Souvenir Shop” down in jerkwater? Beyond that room comes the basement, featuring the words “They Lied to Us.”
What the server’s e-mails indicate is that on the night that four Americans were murdered in Benghazi, Hillary e-mailed the truth of how they died to her daughter. She told Chelsea that the Americans were the victims of an organized terrorist attack. She later admitted that to the Egyptian prime minister also. Nonetheless she signed a public statement from the State Department proclaiming that the Americans were the victims of a riot provoked by a YouTube video. After lying to the American people the evening of the attack, she repeated the lie to the victims’ relatives when their bodies were flown in to Joint Base Andrews. Moreover, she stood by her false account when she testified to the House Select Committee.
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