Sunday, November 29, 2015

Take Prozac Before Reading

Victor Davis Hanson tells us about the damage Obama can do in his mercifully final year in office.

The Washington Times has a similar story:  "When danger is deliberate:Obama’s Syrian resettlement scheme threatens the nation’s security."  The editorial ends, "A national leader willing to endanger his people is a sad story of incompetence in high places." Exactly! And yet he continues to get away with it. 

Too bad he's not as passionate about his country's safety as he is about "climate change". The Dana Summers cartoon above says it all.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Useful Websites

I like stuff like this, from the New York Observer: The 37 Best Websites to Learn Something New. You can take an online course, learn how to code and how to work with data, learn a new language, and more!

Watcher's Council

The Council has spoken! Here are this week's Watcher's Council results!
Remember, the Watcher's Council is "a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence."

Friday, November 27, 2015

Finally!

The media in the UK is obviously different than that in the United States, as evidenced by this headline: "Barack Obama plan to defeat Isil dismissed by US intelligence experts.  Former and serving diplomats and intelligence officials tell the Telegraph that President Obama's hopes of defeating Islamic State are based on 'smoke and mirrors'." 

And get this: "Many members of both the American and the European intelligence and diplomatic apparatus say the chaos in Iraq and Syria is caused by Mr Obama’s determination to press on with an 'exit strategy' from the region, signalled by the withdrawal from Iraq."  In other words, it's Obama's fault, not Bush's.

This is a far cry from the usual fawning and spin we have been used to seeing these past, long, seven years. 

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Lots 'o Links

Happy Thanksgiving!  Here is some great reading to digest after your meal, namely Betsy's Page, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Environ-Mental Disease

When I actually find it hard to believe some of the things the Obama Administration says and does, and I have to find verification online, that shows you how destructive this White House really is.

The latest item is this one: "Former CIA Chief says Administration didn’t bomb ISIS Oil Fields to avoid ‘Environmental Damage’."  So, when it comes to destroying your enemy and its way of life, political correctness and ultra-liberal environmental concerns are still more important! How is this even possible? ISIS and the other terrorists must think we're insane -- and they're right.

No Fireside Chats from Obama

Charles Hurt's column about Obama's lecturing of Americans says what we've been saying for weeks now:

"Why, dirty Americans, do you hate people from exotic, war-torn places? Why do you despise other cultures? Why do you so hate freedom of religion?
Or, as President Obama wonders, why are you all so Islamophobic?
And don’t you dare say it’s because Islamofascists just killed 130 innocents enjoying life in Paris last week!
And don’t you dare say it is because Islamofascists flew airliners packed with innocents into the Pentagon and twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001!
First of all, it is just a coincidence that all these terrorists were Muslim and openly seeking to advance their twisted religious views on all the world. And, anyway, 9/11 is ancient history now.
The threat has been 'contained.'
No, these attackers are all just angry about being left out of prosperity and have such a hard time finding girlfriends. Nothing to do with religion.
And so, at times like these, when Americans get a little twitchy about letting 10,000 Syrians into the country without thorough background checks, it is you, you stupid, racist Americans who shall be lectured."

Read it for yourself.  It's a far cry from FDR's comforting fireside chats, isn't it?

(As seen at Lucianne.com today.)

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

A Powerful Rebuke?

This headline, which I thought was a parody when I heard it, proves that Obama can't be taken seriously:  "Take that! Obama: Climate summit a ‘powerful rebuke’ to terrorists."

Yes, I'm sure ISIS, Al Qaeda, and Boko Haram will be so scared off and chastened by this ridiculous summit that they will renounce terrorism and convert to environmentalism.

If you want a real powerful rebuke to terrorists, just kill them!

Working Like a Dog

Look at these adorable photos of Oliver the dog -- guaranteed to put a smile on your tired face.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Argus Hamilton Quips

The humorist's latest column includes news items such as this one: "The Pentagon confirmed that it killed British terrorist and ISIS video executioner Jihadi John with a drone as the Internet star was walking down the street in the ISIS capital city. Well, that's show business. One day you're all over the newspapers and the next day, you're all over the pavement."

Are You Better Off Now?

Are you better off, and are you safer, than you were when Obama took office? The answer of course is no, and no.  The latest scandal, that ISIS intelligence was actually distorted to fit Obama's agenda, and that he downplayed and ignored vital information, is extremely disturbing. It also once again gives comfort to the enemy. Shouldn't everyone be upset about this?

Sunday, November 22, 2015

November 22

You can't hear, or write, the date November 22 without of course remembering the assassination of JFK, even though this year the anniversary has been overshadowed by the Islamic terror attacks.

The Dallas Morning News has a section with photos that describes the impact of the assassination as leaving "a lifelong mark on these minor characters and witnesses to history."

Response to Terrorism

From DEBKAfile: "Russia has launched a merciless blanket air campaign, backed by Kalibr cruise missiles fired from the Caspian and Mediterranean Seas, for the object of wiping the Islamic State’s Syrian center of Raqqa off the map, debkafile’s military sources report.  Western and Middle East sources tracking the campaign since Friday, Nov. 20, report that at least 75 air sorties have been conducted and are systematically razing the town of 200,000 inhabitants 160km east of Aleppo, district by district, irrespective of civilian town dwellers.Moscow wants the entire Middle East and Muslim world to see the price exacted for launching a terrorist attack on Russia after the downing of the Metrojet airliner that killed 224 people over Egyptian Sinai on Oct. 31.
The Russian defense ministry ran photos Friday of Russian technicians loading bombs on the Tupolev 95 bombers (dubbed 'Bears' in the West). Ground crews marked the bombs 'For ours,' and 'For Paris.'"

This is what Obama should be doing instead of bad-mouthing America from overseas! Instead, according to the AP, "Obama warns against overreaction to Islamic State attacks." Overreaction? In case he's forgotten, 130 people were slaughtered in Paris and 21 in Mali! How should we react -- like him??

Friday, November 20, 2015

Watcher's Council

The Council has spoken! Here are this week's Watcher's Council results!

In a horrendous week full of weasels, the Council has nominated as Weasel of the Week Charlie Sheen, Actor, Blowhard And Irresponsible Jerk.

And speaking of weasels, John Kerry actually claims that Al Qaeda has been neutralized.  I'm sure Al Qaeda has something to say about that.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Lots 'o Links

What a terrible week this has been. See the latest recaps at Betsy's Page, Larwyn's Linx, and Maggie's Farm.

Also, read Ben Stein's exasperated take on real and fake racism.

Terrorism News

As the Islamist terrorists continue shooting and stabbing people in France and Israel,  just imagine what America will be like if this becomes a daily occurrence for us. Obama may not care, but the rest of us do.

Isi Liebler has a good column about European Jewry's bleak future. He writes,  "The last straw is the massive flow of 'refugees' which threatens to completely change the demography of Europe. Unable to integrate its existing Muslim minorities, there is little doubt that the new flow, which inevitably includes large numbers of xenophobic antidemocratic and pathologically anti-Semitic radicals, will only strengthen the existing extremist Islamic elements. These 'refugees' undoubtedly also incorporate considerable numbers of jihadists, who will act immediately or remain sleepers until such time as a new terrorist operation is initiated."   But according to Obama, we are merely afraid of widows and orphans.

Nobody has asked if these Middle Eastern invaders are being screened for diseases, which is something that Ellis Island did so well. And I haven't heard anyone mention the possibility that the Democrats would love to have even more illegal aliens register to vote in time for the November 2016 elections. Now that's a scary thought.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Some Random Thoughts By Thomas Sowell

Dr. Sowell's latest column includes such items as these:

  "Since doctors have the same 24 hours a day as the rest of us, do believers in Obamacare understand that every hour a doctor spends filling out government forms is an hour that is not spent treating patients?"

"Some Americans will never appreciate America, until after they have helped destroy it, and have then begun to suffer the consequences."

"Have we become a country whose leaders are charlatans, and whose people are sheep?"

A Question You Wouldn't Think Needed to be Asked

By Michael Ramirez.

Joseph P. Kennedy Obama

Joseph P. Kennedy was an appeaser and a defeatist as Ambassador to England during World War 2. That was bad enough. But Obama is President of the United States, and that's even worse -- worse for us, better for the enemy. What must our allies think of us?

Daniel Greenfield's latest column is appropriately titled Obama Wants to Defeat America, Not ISIS,  and it's a must read.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Aid and Comfort

Every time Obama opens his mouth, he manages to make things worse.  He might as well invite ISIS and Al Qaeda to come here and attack us. Instead of giving us aid and comfort, I feel more uneasy with each passing day, while the enemy feels bolder and more confident. The constant lectures that Islam isn't the enemy don't help matters any, so just shut up already!

(Cartoon by Rick McKee.)

"Tremble, tyrants and traitors!"

I saw this extremely touching scene last night on the BBC World News:  "President Fran├žois Hollande stood among students at Paris-Sorbonne University, in honor of the many young people among the 129 victims who lost their lives on Friday. Those gathered sang "La Marseillaise," the national anthem, after the moment of silence, as did a crowd at the Louvre. Across France, schools and business also participated in the memorial." Of course I immediately thought of the scene in "Casablanca" where the French defiantly sing "La Marseillaise" to drown out the Nazi song in Rick's Cafe.  And I remembered the days after September 11 when we sang "The Star Spangled Banner" and "God Bless America" so united. Let's continue to sing out for our country, for our allies, and against Islamic Jihad!

Monday, November 16, 2015

What Kind of Leader is This?

Even I, a confirmed Obama-loather, was amazed to read of his response to the Paris attacks. If this weren't the New York Times, I would have a hard time believing it.  "Obama Defends His Strategy on ISIS. President Obama declared on Monday that his strategy for defeating the Islamic State is working despite last week’s horrific attacks in Paris, forcefully rejecting calls for escalating the use of military force in the Middle East or turning away Syrian refugees at home." There is no strategy! And how can he claim it's working even after the Paris massacres?  Will he say the same thing if ISIS attacks Washington, as it's threatening to do?

I can barely stand to watch the news these days.

Islamocaust-Deniers

Michelle Malkin asks if we have forgotten those "refugees" who have already attacked us at home. She says, "There’s no need to hypothesize. Our nation remains utterly incapable of screening out legitimate dreamers from destroyers, liberty-seekers from liberty-stiflers. Indiscriminate asylum and refugee policies rob the truly deserving of an opportunity for freedom — and threaten our national security. It’s shameful that our leaders in Washington, sworn to uphold and defend our Constitution and our people, suffer chronic amnesia about the fatal consequences of open borders. I’ll keep reprinting my reminders. Maybe someday someone in a position of power will pay heed, throw political correctness out the window, and stop hitting the snooze button."

Daniel Pipes writes, "This defiance of common sense has survived each atrocity and I predict that it will also outlast the Paris massacre. Only a truly massive loss of life, perhaps in the hundreds of thousands, will force the professionals to back off their deeply ingrained pattern of denying an Islamic component in the spate of attacks."

That's what I thought after September 11, that finally Islamocaust deniers would wake up, but as we have seen, that hasn't been the case, and I doubt it ever will be.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Watcher's Council

The Council has spoken! Here are this week's Watcher's Council results!

Tackling Terror

I love the tributes the NFL is doing for the people of Paris before each game today.  I saw the beginning of the Patriots game in New Jersey, and the American flag covered the entire field while our national anthem was sung with the same feeling as it was after September 11.  Here are some photos of today's observances across the NFL.

All the patriotism and tributes won't matter if we don't quickly show strength and determination. As President George W. Bush declared, "We will not waver; we will not tire; we will not falter, and we will not fail." Let's hope so this time.

Massive Intelligence Failure

The failure is by liberals and self-absorbed freebie-seekers who keep voting for Democrats, and by the liberal politicians who are elected by them. Do you honestly think that ISIS and Al Qaeda will be cowed by Hillary Clinton if (heaven forbid) she becomes the next president? When neither Obama nor Hillary can bring themselves to use the words "radical Islam" even after September 11 and now Paris, and when political correctness still trumps common sense, how can we be taken seriously in the war against terror? 

Above is a WW2 propaganda poster. Why not make new ones and put the ISIS, Al Qaeda, and Muslim symbols on the snake heads?

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Europe Self-Destructing

Here's another excellent column by Caroline Glick, who writes,  "With the publication of its new guidelines to member states encouraging them to label Jewish products produced beyond the 1949 armistice lines, the Europeans finally convinced us that they hate us. They don’t care about peace. They don’t care about the Palestinians. They just want to harm Israel."

(Cartoon by Dry Bones).

Let's Close OUR Borders

And let's stop letting in thousands of aliens, who are neither screened for disease nor screened for terrorist backgrounds, as if nothing is happening across Europe. Per American Thinker, "Ted Cruz calls for end to Syrian refugee resettlement." Great idea, except that our president is the one who should be calling for it..and doing it!

Plus, read Mark Steyn's column, The Barbarians Are Inside, And There Are No Gates. "To repeat what I said a few days ago, I'm Islamed out. I'm tired of Islam 24/7, at Colorado colleges, Marseilles synagogues, Sydney coffee shops, day after day after day. The west cannot win this thing with a schizophrenic strategy of targeting things and people but not targeting the ideology, of intervening ineffectually overseas and not intervening at all when it comes to the remorseless Islamization and self-segregation of large segments of their own countries."

Friday, November 13, 2015

Most Important Issue Today: Global Warming, or Global War?

Hey, Obama and Kerry, and you other fools! After today, do you still really feel that climate change is "a potential threat to national security"?  Do you still think, like Bill Nye, that "The single most important thing we can do now, however, is talk about climate change"?  Are they still actually going to hold a United Nations Climate Change Conference -- in Paris? And are you actually going to attend it?

This is War!

Seeing reports on CNN and Fox News on the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris made me literally go numb from shock.  I was relieved to hear that Holland acted quickly to close the borders, and I hope he will also act quickly to retaliate against these animals. I see that, as usual, some are reluctant to refer to these coordinated attacks as terrorism, so you can be sure they will find it even harder to refer to the murderers as Muslims. This is war, so please stop the liberal excuse-making at long last before they come for us!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Kvetching Liberals

Daniel Greenfield has coined two perfect new words to describe today's whining grievance-mongers: crymobs and crybullies.

Lots 'o Links

It's time to recap this week's news and madness, thanks to Betsy's Page, Larwyn's Linx, and Maggie's Farm!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Priorities

This headline reinforced my conviction that this country is going down the tubes: "American Jews' New Obsession: Transgender Rights."  Author Lauri B.Regan says, "Jews are being stabbed, run over, and shot on streets across Israel on a daily basis; they are fleeing Europe en masse as anti-Semitic attacks have become common place; and BDS (the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement) is flourishing across the globe as the number of hate groups continues to grow and their influence continues to be peddled.  The streets of American cities are becoming unsafe, as Jews become victims of attacks with Molotov cocktails and knives, our college campuses have become anti-Semitic centers of pro-Palestinian/pro-Hamas hate including violence and intimidation by members of Muslim hate groups, and liberal American Jews, including mainstream Jewish establishments, welcome anti-Israel groups into their open tents. But the URJ has its priorities straight, and transgender rights are at the top of the list."
 
Here she says exactly how I feel about today's culture: "I have no idea what any of this gender identity noise really means, but I have concluded that this whole movement (together with the delegitimization of Israel, the legalization of marijuana, demonizing those who are offended by Planned Parenthood's fetal tissue trade, push for single-payer health care, and prosecution of those who question the scientific basis of man-caused global warming) is just one giant progressive wave to further supplant Judeo-Christian values and alter the moral fabric of our society."

Something Special

Danny Tyree explains in his column why our veterans are so special, and he compares and contrasts them to civilian workers who complain about their jobs. For instance, "Is your job boring? Do you get tired of the same stretches of road, the same assembly line, the same cubicle? Think of enduring ocean wave after ocean wave or sand dune after sand dune — with the break in the monotony coming, not from a favorite customer or a 'casual Friday,' but from a sudden burst of enemy fire."

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

We Honor Our Veterans

Not just on November 11, but every day.

Here are some quotes that stress the courage of our military, including this one by Thucydides: "The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it." 

Are You Kidding?

What a nauseating description this is!  "Although he lost his voice before the meeting with US President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu managed to express in his hoarse voice all the words White House officials wanted to hear - gratitude to the American president for his friendship and for his contribution to Israel's security.   The prime minister made such an effort to repair his image as an ingrate, that he didn't mention the nuclear agreement with Iran even once in front of the cameras in Obama's presence. He learned his lesson, it seems."
 
Obama's "friendship" and "his contribution to Israel's security"? I couldn't believe my eyes.  This Ynetnews.com opinion writer must have been describing some other president. 

Monday, November 09, 2015

Long-Time Employee

I like reading about people who have worked hard all their lives, so I enjoyed this tribute to Richard Horowitz, a timpanist with the Metropolitan Opera House who worked there for 66 years.

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Guantanamo Bay, Colorado

As Michelle Malkin says, "Let me repeat: Hell, no. No Gitmo in Colorado. No means no!"

Maybe Obama figures Coloradans will be too stoned on pot to notice the terrorists in their midst as well as his continued erosion of our country in general. And he has another year left before he leaves office! 

Saturday, November 07, 2015

A Military Wife

Here's a powerful tribute to Sybil Stockdale, who passed away in October; she was a fierce advocate for Vietnam War POWS as the wife of Hanoi Hilton "guest" James Stockdale.

Friday, November 06, 2015

Lots 'o Links

Here's this week's news and culture roundup from Maggie's Farm, Betsy's Page, and Larwyn's Linx.

Bonus: look at this Emirates Airlines video at American Digest.

Watcher's Council

The Council has spoke! Here are this week's Watcher's Council results.

The Weasel of the Week is CNBC’s Faux ‘Journalist’ Carl Quintanilla!

Take This Pipeline and Shove It!


No surprise here: President Obama rejects TransCanada's application to build the Keystone XL pipeline, saying the project would not spur economic growth.  That's exactly what he wants -- no jobs, no growth, no success, no self-reliance.

I'm sure another country would be grateful to have the pipeline.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Voting Against Liberalism

It was heartening yesterday to see some small strides made against the out of control liberal agenda that is turning America upside-down: a Republican became Governor of Kentucky; and Ohioans voted against legalizing marijuana. Now, conservatives (and anyone with common sense and a shred of decency) have to strongly protest the ridiculous ruling that "transgender" students must get locker room access. When liberals push things like abortion, marijuana, climate change, "transgender rights", and gay "marriage" as if these are necessities Americans cannot live without, you know we're in big trouble, so every little victory helps.

The Junior Varsity is Now The Senior Varsity

The new slogan of ISIS should be Obama's: "Yes We Can".  Anyone who didn't immediately think the horrendous Russian plane crash wasn't terrorism needs their heads examined.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Commercial Success

Usually I turn the channel whenever a TV commercial comes on (especially the annoying and too-frequent pharmaceutical commercials), but I just can't get enough of this one for SAP HANA.

Monday, November 02, 2015