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Media bias writ large…

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ABC,  CBS and NBC on Monday and Tuesday found plenty of time to drool over the return of His Oneness to public speaking,  but devoted not one millisecond to  Politico senior investigative reporter Josh Meyer’s alarming discovery  Obama released three times the number of Iranians originally claimed, and that most of them were being held for far more serious crimes than claimed.   It was,  as is so often the case,  left to FOX News to feature Meyer.

 

 

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April 26, 2017 at 2:07 pm

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Je suis confus…

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His Oneness is  now meddling  in France’s presidential election,  which he also did while President.   Isn’t this precisely what Democrats are accusing the Russians of doing in ours?    But what I find most interesting is Obama’s admission that he is  a progressive.

Democrats are fine with one of their own meddling,  which would include Obama’s efforts  to dislodge  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu using taxpayer money.   Indeed,  the U.S. has a very long history of mucking about  with elections in other countries.   American Democrats are better known for interfering with U.S. elections by stealing identities, stuffing  ballot boxes,   stealing votes,  or the more modern efforts of George Soros-funded groups which sought to  put in place  Secretaries of State,  on the theory that it’s better to own those who count the votes than those who vote.

Governments meddle everywhere.  It is our job to defend against the intrusions  not sit in the corner sobbing with our thumbs in our mouths.  It should be instructive that the Democratic National Committee had lousy security on its servers,  just as the Obama Administration did on the ObamaCare websites,  while the hackers who targeted the republicans National Committee were blocked out.

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April 21, 2017 at 11:55 am

No Greek welcome…

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Apparently the Greeks  are welcoming  His Oneness with petrol bombs and anarchy in the streets.   I venture to say this is not exactly the sort of photo op our soon-departing President had planned for on his last world tour.

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November 16, 2016 at 10:06 am

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9/11 in 2016…

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Let’s begin with the  most uninspiring,  insipid message imaginable from His Oneness,  a man who has done far more to divide the nation than all the terrorists combined.   Indeed,  my observation is that one reason progressives hate mentioning terrorism is that it unites the country,  while they depend on dividing it to maintain power.   Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz have written an  op-ed blasting  Obama for his multitude of failures concerning terrorism.   The next president will have a herculean task  in undoing  such disastrous policies.   The list of what the nation  failed to learn  from the 9/11 attacks is long,  but we have learned a  few things.

As Gen. Jack Keane points out,  most of us  went on  with our lives after the attack.   The real cause for concern is that official government policy is now  willful blindness  to the threat of Islamist terrorism.   This attitude reflects an astounding ignorance of both history and ideology,  since 9/11 was  far from  the first attack on America by Muslims.   In keeping with progressive ideals,  the public education system seems determined to teach students  to either ignore the attack,  or accept that America itself,  and we Americans,  are to blame.

Whatever your view of President George W. Bush,  he understood the threat and took steps to neutralize it.   I imagine being aboard the only plane in the sky  that day concentrated his mind fiercely,  as the handwritten notes  from his press secretary,  Ari Fleischer,  show.   Watching the horror in real time no doubt  produced a  similar effect.

The Weekly Standard’s  piece from  September 24,  2011,  is a poignant reminder of what fifteen years ago looked and felt like.   As the former head of the EPA admits,  the government’s  own scientists  were badly mistaken about the air quality at Ground Zero,  and people have died because of it.   I didn’t believe the rosy reports at the time,  but I had logic and a knowledge of the real world on my side.   Why would anyone now believe government scientists on anything else,  such as global warming?

People who comprehend the  threat worry  about another one.   New York increased security  as the anniversary approached.   As Melissa Clouthier aptly notes,  things have changed,  but  where do  we go from here?   The answer depends on who our next president is,  and on what We the People are willing to do about it.   Some people will turn to  the power  of prayer.  Others,  like Hillsdale College,  will hold a  patriotic remembrance.    The National September 11 Memorial Museum’s goal is  to gather  every face and weave them into the overwhelming tapestry of grief,  loss,  life and joy on display in the memorial gallery.   A few lucky amateur photographers will capture spectacular shots  such as this.

What will you do?

 

 

 

 

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September 11, 2016 at 8:36 pm

Are you smarter than His Oneness?

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I’m betting that you are.   Take the quiz  and find out.

 

 

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September 8, 2016 at 11:54 pm

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Anti-Shariah = Islamophobia…

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At least  according to  the BBC and the hysterical Muslims it featured recently.   Muslim activists have long been using lawfare to force compliance with their wishes,  and too many Western governments are pitifully easy to cow into subservience.   For the record,  strict adherence to Sharia requires that Islamic law be recognized as supreme in all matters,  meaning that inconvenient little documents like our Constitution and Bill of Rights are used by the activists until they are no longer convenient for their purposes,  at which time they will be ignored.

Of course,  progressives would also like to do away with the First and Second Amendments,  just as His Oneness is trying to do via backdoor regulation,  which is precisely what Queen Hillary would do.   My response is that any person or government who seeks to destroy those vital rights is planning on doing something so egregious that the only proper response would be the full use of those protections.

 

 

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August 20, 2016 at 11:52 pm

VA corruption…

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You can’t make this stuff up.   The Veterans Administration spent $20 million on artwork,  most of it under the Obama Administration,  while allowing veterans to die from lack of care.   This incredible stupidity includes a pair of sculptures totaling %670,000 for a VA center which serves blind vets.

Few people have  been disciplined  for the multiple failures of the VA system,  let  alone fired.   If you were a whistleblower you were likely to get fired  by your corrupt superiors for attempting  to address  the deadly failures and corruption.  The solution is simple — do away with the VA system and use the money to pay for veterans’ care in the private sector.   Put the whistleblowers in charge of the transition and fire the rest.

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July 27, 2016 at 10:09 am