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Islam and Opposition to Western Values
Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 | Author:

For those who believe that Israel is the reason that Islam opposes the West:

The international community must wake up soon and acknowledge the truth that a religious war is in progress between Radical Islam and the civilized, democratic, and free Western world, which includes Israel. Israel has been in the forefront of the war on Jihadist terror because it is a Western, democratic, nation located in the barbaric, primitive, Islamist neighborhood where Radical Islam originated.

However, the international community should know by now that throwing Israel under the bus through condemnations, product labeling, boycotting, and divestment will not save it from Radical Islam. Associating with, sympathizing with, and granting concessions to other radical Islamist players such as Iran, Assad’s Syria, Hamas, Hizb’allah, and the Palestinian Authority, only reassures Islamists that Europe and the world is not serious about defeating Muslim terror and eventually can be weakened and defeated by it.

Source: Betraying Israel

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You have been Snookered
Saturday, January 14th, 2017 | Author:

All of you who believe that Obama (better known as the Manchurian Marxist Moslem) is a master statesmen and the latest arrival of the Messiah should be a little disappointed.  In reality, he is a delusional master charlatan.  Take a step back and examine the facts.  Over eight years, Obama has relied on the unprecedented practice of two key strategies:

  • Repeat the message, no matter how fictional, until it becomes real to people
  • Use the federal presses to print money and buy-off the sycophants

As Lawrence Sellin noted: “Over the course of eight years, Obama’s pronouncements steadily became, not motivational instruments or representations of a desired state of affairs, but feats of political transubstantiation, where, if he utters them, words become reality.”  Obama and the mainstream media have perfected the practice of presenting their spin on any message.  It’s now very difficult to differentiate between videos observed on CNN from those produced by Hollywood.

You don’t believe that Obama was buying support?  During the Obama years, he added more than 9 trillion dollars to the national debt.  This is almost a doubling of the debt that has been accumulated over a 200 year period!  Is that not significant?    An example that may be more meaningful — the number of food stamp recipients increased by more than 10 million people, 32% higher than when Obama took office.   In 2008, about 80 million Americans were out of the workforce. That number has since grown by more than 15 million people.

All politicians are part-time magicians — fast with their hands and tongues.  Obama has taken the manipulation of the public to unprecedented levels.

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Is Science Now More Political Than Ever?
Monday, January 09th, 2017 | Author:

A tenured professor of climate science at Georgia Tech University decided to call it quits:

“A deciding factor was that I no longer know what to say to students and postdocs regarding how to navigate the CRAZINESS in the field of climate science.  Research and other professional activities are professionally rewarded only if they are channeled in certain directions approved by a politicized academic establishment — funding, ease of getting your papers published, getting hired in prestigious positions, appointments to prestigious committees and boards, professional recognition, etc.  How young scientists are to navigate all this is beyond me, and it often becomes a battle of scientific integrity versus career suicide.”

Source: Knives sticking out of my back

Do Headlines Matter?
Sunday, January 08th, 2017 | Author:

In the world of Obama, the Moslems and Democrats are never responsible for bad behavior. Thus, for the last eight years we’ve seen headlines that twist reality and hope to absolve the immoral party of responsibility.  One of worst perpetrators is CNN.

The graphic below shows an example.  In this case, a Palestinian intentionally rammed a large truck into a crowd in Israel, killing four people. The headlines from some of the journals appear below…  I suppose the truck operated on it own.

It’s the Leftist journalist way of helping to ensure that Moslems are never accountable for their immoral behavior.

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There is Hope for America
Thursday, January 05th, 2017 | Author:

According to a recent Gallup poll, most Americans are concerned about the threat from a large government presence:

Two in three Americans (67%) identify big government as the country’s biggest threat. That is below the record high of 72% in 2013 but still on the higher end of the range since the mid-1960s.

Source: Americans Still See Big Government as Top Threat

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We Want Less Tyranny
Monday, January 02nd, 2017 | Author:

Call it what you want — Classic Liberalism, Tea Party Supporter, Deplorable American.  It doesn’t really matter.  These ‘parties’ all support the same basic notions about liberty and freedom.  There are those of us who yearn to have less government telling us how to live.

If you’re a reader of this blog, you likely understand the viewpoint that politics is not so much about Democrat versus Republican, but about the trade-offs between tyranny versus anarchy.

Interestingly, this week two pertinent articles appeared from authors for which I have great respect.  Both writers share stories about how government mandates and regulations have reached ridiculous levels.  The first commentary is from Mark Steyn where he notes:

In the Fifties one in 20 members of the workforce needed government permission to do his job. Now it’s one in three. The original justification for requiring a government permit to cut another person’s hair is that a salon contains potentially dangerous chemicals such as coloring products. Making the license conditional upon acing sexual-assault training courses is not just the usual Big Government expansion but the transformation of the relationship between a private business and the state

The second commentary is from George Will where he observes the evolution of the nanny state:

Let freedom ring, in the nooks and crannies of the administrative state: One day a year — Lemonade Day — children in Austin can sell the stuff without spending $460 on various fees, licenses and permits. Twelve-year-olds in a Tampa middle school, learning about “how much privilege” they have, were asked if they were “Cisgendered,” “Transgendered” or “Genderqueer.” Two years after Emma was the most common name given to baby American girls, the trend was toward supposedly gender-neutral baby names (e.g., Lincoln, Max, Arlo) lest the child feel enslaved to stereotypes. A New Jersey mother says a police officer interrogated her 9-year-old son after he was suspected of a racial slur when he talked about brownies, the baked good. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission pondered whether a worker committed racial harassment by wearing a cap emblazoned with the Gadsden flag (depicting a coiled rattlesnake, with the words “Don’t Tread on Me”). A University of Iowa professor complained that the Hawkeyes’ mascot Herky, a fierce bird, is “conveying an invitation to aggressivity and even violence” that is discordant with the “all accepting, nondiscriminatory messages we are trying to convey.”

With the new year, many of us are hoping that the new administration restores a little more logic in its handling of governance.

 

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Obama – Forever the Marxist Moslem
Saturday, December 24th, 2016 | Author:

I first started calling O’bama the Manchurian Marxist Moslem on October 30th, 2009 (see posting here).   There have been numerous articles about Obama and his embrace of Islam as well as his adoption of economic ideologies favoring Socialism/Communism (you can see here, here, and here).  It’s interesting how other pundits and editorial writers have finally caught-on to this simple observation some 7 years later.   Most recently, Cliff Kincaid was reminiscing about this situation with Obama when he shared a hard-biting quote:  “Barack Obama is Louis Farrakhan and Karl Marx rolled into one.”

The famed documentary filmmaker, Dinesh D’Souza tried to perform a scholarly diagnosis about Obama’s pathologies with his 2010 book “The Roots of Obama’s Rage“.  Frankly, I cut-to-the-chase and saw Obama as a combination Islamic Caliphate Trojan Horse and a Soviet Double-Agent. Think about it for a moment — Obama has done more damage to the USA than the Politburo was able to accomplish spending a trillion dollars during the Cold War, and Al Qaeda was able to accomplish hijacking multiple airplanes on 9/11/2001.

 

A recent commentary in American Thinker describes his Moslem orientation:

But what is to be expected from a president for whom everything is racist until he says otherwise?  For him, the very existence of Israel is racist because there is a tiny minority of people who refuse to bow to the dictates of dhimmitude, of which he is so fond.  No matter that Israel is the only country to have saved more black Africans over the years than any Muslim-dominated country.  The hate that oozed from Edward Said, Rashid Khalidi, and Reverend Wright, mentors of the 44th president, found a comfortable niche within Obama’s heart, and his actions display this prejudice on a regular basis.

I am assuming that the holy deity will ensure that Obama receives what’s due to him… in this life or the next.

 

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Sudden Jihad Syndrome in Germany
Monday, December 19th, 2016 | Author:

Well, a perfectly well-adjusted Moslem got the inkling to kill some Christian folks by running them over with a truck, and guess what happened.   Yep, many people were maimed and killed.  In response, CNN focused on the possible negative repercussions against Moslem immigrants (I suppose they couldn’t focus on the ‘need’ for gun control)…

CNN’s online coverage of Monday’s deadly terror attack on a German Christmas market focused on the attack’s potential to stoke far-right anger, rather than the threats of Islamic radicalism.The attack in Berlin killed at least 12 people and injured dozens more, but on CNN’s website, the network’s top story warned about “the fallout of fear” and said that “attacks fuel [the] far right’s assault on democracy.”

Source: CNN Uses Germany Attack To Bash The Right

Are you surprised?  I suppose we’ll have to wait for the CNN fake news….

 

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Who’s Dispensing ‘Fake News’?
Sunday, December 18th, 2016 | Author:

As a user of Feedly as my daily news reader, I am able to efficiently aggregate multiple news sources of my choosing.  Hence, I subscribe to over 200 sources (ranging from mainstream media to obscure special-interest blogs) from around the world.  This provides me with a wide range of viewpoints on newsworthy topics.  Over time, I’ve come to observe many common trends or ‘flavors’ of how these sources interpret events.

I must say that I see tons of irony in hearing the mainstream media calling out “fake news”.  These ubiquitous organizations (ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and New York Times) have been behaving as an American version of Pravda for more than 20 years.   As Bill Whittle recently observed:

Maybe all this fuss is to turn us away from the realization that EVERYTHING we hear from the main stream media, from the earth is dying hysteria to mom-and-pop bakeries in Oregon is ALL fake news, reported by, presented by, edited by and spun by the mainstream media, which has devolved into the publicity department for the Democratic Party in General and the progressive movement in particular.

I think it’s fairly safe to observe that the ‘democratization’ of information via the Internet is finally having the appropriate impact on the news monopolies.  The recent election results have shown these organizations that their spin on the news no longer has the influence that it once had.

Why Are We So Concerned About Elections?
Saturday, December 17th, 2016 | Author:

Our country was founded “of the people, for the people, and by the people”.  There was a time when it was a noble gesture to ‘serve’ your country.  Americans did not believe in dynastic leadership and elitism.

With the incessant moves toward democratic socialism over the last couple of decades, the fabric of the country has changed… and there really is not much difference between mainstream Democrats and Republicans.  That is, they both like to be part of large government telling people how to live the lives.  In addition, similar to the dictators in Latin America, they recognize that being a politician in the USA has become a financially attractive career.

Think about these two political games that most of us tend to now ignore:

  • The Democrat position of allowing open borders for any immigrant to enter the country.
  • The Republican position of gerrymandering districts into convoluted geometric shapes.

Does anyone actually believe that either of these positions is in the best interests of American citizens?  It’s all about politicians maintaining their lucrative vocations hidden behind the facade of a do-gooder.

We citizens have relinquished too much control to career politicians who manipulate public office to ingratiate their own pocketbooks.  Now that government is so impacting on our lives, the consequences of an election become so important.  This is not a positive trend.  A government that inherently promulgates tyranny, whether it’s led by a Democrat or Republican administration, is not in the best interests of the citizens.

The mere fact that presidential elections matter this much is not a sign of national health but of national dysfunction. The more the federal government gets involved in every aspect of our lives — for good or ill — the more people will feel that their livelihoods, lifestyles, even their actual lives are at stake in a presidential election. If the federal government didn’t have so much leverage over your life, politicians wouldn’t be able to scare you into the voting booths.

Source: Why are elections so scary?

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