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THE MINUTE ERIC HOLDER'S FBI ARRIVED IN OKLAHOMA -- ISLAMIC TERRORISM BECAME “WORKPLACE VIOLENCE”

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The dysfunction and malignancy in the White House and the Department of Justice is spreading …

  1. President Barack Obama, by his actions, appears anti-Israel and pro-Islam.
  2. President Obama has repeatedly said that Islam is the religion of peace although it is intolerant of any other religion and its guiding principles from the Qur’an dictate that apostates be killed, and unbelievers be given the choice of conversion, slavery/subservience, or death.
  3. President Obama refuses to call the Fort Hood massacre by Muslim Major Nidal Hasan an act of terrorism, thus denying soldiers the Purple Heart and preference in the long treatment lines of VA medical facilities..
  4. President Obama refuses to seek a declaration of war against the terrorist state known as ISIS even though they hold land and have a standing army.
  5. Attorney General Eric Holder is of a like mind … and so far up Obama’s ass that they are both manipulated by the same puppet-master, Valerie Jarrett. Jarrett was born in Shiraz, Iran, to African American parents and has the same radical and racial background as Obama.. Possibly why Obama refuses to take stronger action against a nuclear Iran or the clear and present danger of Islam to civilized Western nations.

Oklahoma's Islamic Beheading Is No Joke

Political Correctness: Mimicking the Fort Hood outrage, it appears authorities will not seek terrorism charges against a Muslim suspect who beheaded a co-worker in Oklahoma. It's just another case of "workplace violence."

Oklahoma authorities Tuesday charged Alton Nolen, aka JahKeem Yisrael, with murder and assault. The court affidavit says he grabbed his first victim — 54-year-old Colleen Hufford — from behind and "began cutting her across the throat with the large knife, with a back-and-forth sawing motion." Then he attacked a second victim, 43-year-old Traci Johnson, and "cut her across the throat," attempting to "behead" her as well.

The FBI says there's "no indication" the grisly case is connected to terrorism, and it doesn't plan to pursue federal charges.

Yep, no connection other than the fact that Nolen, a Muslim convert and local mosque regular, was fired from his job for trying to convert colleagues to Islam. Or the fact that his Facebook page contained photos celebrating ISIS beheadings of Americans, along with anti-American and pro-jihad remarks.

Other than these and other details that howl jihad, no terrorism motive could be found. Religious motivation was just as fuzzy in the case of devout Muslim Nidal Hasan, who shot and killed 13 fellow soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, in November 2009 while praising Allah.

The district attorney prosecuting Nolen, meanwhile, maintained the beheading was an "isolated incident."

Except it wasn't. Two weeks earlier, another local Muslim — Jacob Muriithi — threatened to cut off a co-worker's head because she wore a Star of David necklace.

Muriithi identified himself as a Muslim and said he represented ISIS and that Islam kills Jews and Christians by cutting off their heads. "This is just what we do," he said, adding that he was going to wait until the woman got off work to decapitate her with a dull blade, then post it on Facebook.

Co-workers overheard the conversation and called the FBI, which did nothing. Local police wrote it off to workplace "joking."

Not until after Nolen carried out his own jihadi attack did authorities arrest Muriithi. "We take these threats very seriously," the DA said after the fact.  Source: Oklahoma's Islamic Beheading Is No Joke - Investors.com

A little something extra about Valerie Jarrett if you haven’t read about her already  …

Despite the information being easily accessed, most Americans are likely still unaware that Valerie Jarrett was born in Iran, and spent her first five years in that country.  Like Barack Obama, Jarrett’s initial experience was not as an American, but an American/Muslim hybrid. 

According to an American Spectator report in August of 2008, the Obama campaign had initiated an aggressive program to hide Jarrett’s Iranian background.  This program received significant help from certain media figures who were only too happy to comply with the Obama camp’s request that Jarrett’s Middle East ties were not made a public matter – even as Iranian.com declared Jarrett its “Iranian of the Day” that same month of August. 

Also during that same time period, Barack Obama admitted to the New York Times that,  “I trust her (Jarrett) to speak for me, particularly when we’re dealing with delicate issues” and that he ran every important decision by her first.

Jarrett’s family history is rife with radical ties, including those of her father-in-law Vernon Jarrett, a supporter of such communist-American icons of the 1940s as Langston Hughes.  Vernon Jarrett was the strongest link to Chicago’s Hyde Park environment that would be of such great influence on Valerie Jarrett, and then through her, shape both Barack and Michelle Obama’s adult outlook upon American and its place in the world.  Again largely ignored by the media in 2008, Chicago’s Hyde Park was home to such radical figures as the socialist Arnold Wolf, an anti-Israel rabbi (yes, those do in fact exist) who had pushed for increased support for the terrorist PLO.  At around that same time Rabbi Wolf was also deeply involved with the Chicago Communist Party.  Mr. Wolf declared in a 2008 Chicago Sun Times interview of other Hyde Park elites’ excitement over the political potential of a young Barack Obama a decade earlier, declaring they believed to have found in Obama,  “A guy who could sell our product, and sell it with splendor!”

Some of those other Hyde Park leftist elites excited over the prospects of Barack Obama included domestic terrorists turned educators Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dorn, Tony Rezko, (a Syrian-American) Democrat Socialist member Jackie Grimshaw, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakahn, and yes - Valerie Jarrett, already a central player in the Daley-run Chicago political machine, and prior to that, a member of the Harold Washington mayoral administration.  Washington too was deeply involved with what some have described as the Chicago Communist Network.  Within just a few short years of having been introduced to these radical Chicago figures, Barack Obama found himself as a newly elected State Senator, an author of a highly publicized book (though his own past showed little evidence of having a proclivity for writing, unlike his close neighbor Bill Ayers) and on an astonishing fast-track to national politics, all the while being guided/programmed by the Iranian-born Valerie Jarrett. <Source>

Bottom line …

Due to the progressive mainstream media’s enthusiasm for the “first black president” – although Obama is of mixed race – their dereliction of duty resulted in ignoring Obama’s almost unverifiable background, his dubious associates, and his anti-American mentors and advisors. Obama appears to be the first Manchurian Candidate – which appears to be the reason he appears so disengaged, so reliant on his advisors, and so willing to throw others under the bus to preserve his “above it all” coolness.

Make no mistake about it, America is going to ultimately pay a very heavy price for the Obama presidency and the further infiltration of socialists and communists into the highest levels of our government and infrastructure.

And, there is but one thing that we can do about it at the present time – make sure that the progressive socialist democrats do not gain power in the House of Representatives and that they have little or no power in the Senate. Enough with political parties, the issue of religion, and racial politics involving political correctness, multiculturalism, and moral equivalency. It is time to vote for America and the safety and security of her legal citizens.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



CONFIRMED: EBOLA IN DALLAS -- OBAMA'S POLITICS AND INCOMPETENCE TO BLAME?

In the days of Skype, e-mail, and instant messaging, there are few reasons for people to travel outside quarantined areas – oh wait – Obama’s people at the CDC and the TSA did not think there was any real risk of an outbreak in the United States and did not make the call to quarantine visitors with suspicious travel histories. Now, for the first time, we have an Ebola disease vector in the heartland of America.

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Confirmed: Ebola In Dallas, Texas …

 

CDC Confirms Patient In Dallas Has The Ebola Virus

Officials with the Centers for Disease Control have confirmed that a person in Dallas definitely has the Ebola virus. Tuesday’s official determination makes the Dallas patient the first diagnosed Ebola case in the United States.

CDC Director Thomas Frieden related the information that the individual had traveled to Liberia. The person left Liberia on September 19, and arrived in the United States on September 20 with no virus symptoms. Frieden said it was four or five days later that the patient, who is believed to be male, began developing symptoms and was ultimately admitted to Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas on Sunday, September 28.

“We received in our laboratory today specimens from the individual, tested them and they tested positive for Ebola. The State of Texas also operates a laboratory that found the same results,” Frieden said. After the confirmation statement Frieden went on to stress that the testing for Ebola is very accurate, saying that it’s a PCR test of blood.

Now that the virus is confirmed Frieden said the next steps are three-fold. “First, to care for the patient… to provide the most effective care possible, as safely as possible, to keep to an absolute minimum the likelihood or possibility that anyone would become infected. And second, to maximize the chances that the patient might recover.”

Frieden said another important step would be to identify all of the people who may have had contact with the patient while he could have been infectious.

Frieden did state with emphasis that Ebola DOES NOT spread from someone who is not infectious. “It does not spread from someone who doesn’t have fever and other symptoms,” he said. “So, it’s only someone who is sick with Ebola who can spread the disease.”

Officials said once those who had contact with the patient are identified they will be monitored for 21 days after exposure, to see if they develop fever. Frieden said, “If they develop fever then those same criteria are used to isolate them and make sure that they are cared for as well as possible, so that they maximize their chances [for recovery] and to minimize or eliminate the chance that they would infect other people.”

CDC Confirms Patient In Dallas Has The Ebola Virus « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

 

 

While Ebola has not yet mutated into an airborne virus, the infectious waste from any infected Ebola patient can infect others. And since there are no cures, outside of intensive medical intervention and life support, the probability of accessing life-saving medical care should the virus spread domestically is not good. Add to the commercial airline vector, those who sneak across our borders and you have a recipe for a pandemic disaster.

Cynicism on display …

I am just cynical enough to believe that the progressive socialist democrats will act upon the current crisis and implement some forms of public policy that will enlarge the size and scope of government -- following the counsel of Rahm Emanuel and never letting a crisis go to waste.

 

Legal Authorities for Isolation and Quarantine | Quarantine | CDC

Isolation and Quarantine

Isolation and quarantine are public health practices used to stop or limit the spread of disease.

Isolation is used to separate ill persons who have a communicable disease from those who are healthy. Isolation restricts the movement of ill persons to help stop the spread of certain diseases. For example, hospitals use isolation for patients with infectious tuberculosis.

Quarantine is used to separate and restrict the movement of well persons who may have been exposed to a communicable disease to see if they become ill. These people may have been exposed to a disease and do not know it, or they may have the disease but do not show symptoms. Quarantine can also help limit the spread of communicable disease.

Isolation and quarantine are used to protect the public by preventing exposure to infected persons or to persons who may be infected.

In addition to serving as medical functions, isolation and quarantine also are “police power” functions, derived from the right of the state to take action affecting individuals for the benefit of society.

Federal isolation and quarantine are authorized for these communicable diseases:
  • Cholera
  • Diphtheria
  • Infectious tuberculosis
  • Plague
  • Smallpox
  • Yellow fever
  • Viral hemorrhagic fevers
  • Severe acute respiratory syndromes
  • Flu that can cause a pandemic

Federal isolation and quarantine are authorized by Executive Order of the President. The President can revise this list by Executive Order.

Federal Law

The federal government derives its authority for isolation and quarantine from the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

Under section 361 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S. Code § 264), the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services is authorized to take measures to prevent the entry and spread of communicable diseases from foreign countries into the United States and between states.

The authority for carrying out these functions on a daily basis has been delegated to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

CDC’s Role

Under 42 Code of Federal Regulations parts 70 and 71, CDC is authorized to detain, medically examine, and release persons arriving into the United States and traveling between states who are suspected of carrying these communicable diseases.

As part of its federal authority, CDC routinely monitors persons arriving at U.S. land border crossings and passengers and crew arriving at U.S. ports of entry for signs or symptoms of  communicable diseases.

When alerted about an ill passenger or crew  member by the pilot of a plane or captain of a ship, CDC may detain passengers and crew as  necessary to investigate whether the cause of the illness on board is a communicable disease.

State, Local, and Tribal Law

States have police power functions to protect the health, safety, and welfare of persons within their borders. To control the spread of disease within their borders, states have laws to enforce the use of isolation and quarantine.

These laws can vary from state to state and can be  specific or broad. In some states, local health authorities implement state law. In most states, breaking a quarantine order is a criminal misdemeanor.

Tribes also have police power authority to take actions that promote the health, safety, and welfare of their own tribal members. Tribal health authorities may enforce their own isolation and quarantine laws within tribal lands, if such laws exist.

Who Is in Charge

The federal government
  • Acts to prevent the entry of communicable diseases into the United States. Quarantine and isolation may be used at U.S. ports of entry.
  • Is authorized to take measures to prevent the spread of communicable diseases between states.
  • May accept state and local assistance in enforcing federal quarantine.
  • May assist state and local authorities in preventing the spread of communicable diseases.
State, local, and tribal authorities
  • Enforce isolation and quarantine within their borders.

It is possible for federal, state, local, and tribal health authorities to have and use all at the same time separate but coexisting legal quarantine power in certain events. In the event of a conflict, federal law is supreme.

Enforcement

If a quarantinable disease is suspected or identified, CDC may issue a federal isolation or quarantine order.

Public health authorities at the federal, state, local, and tribal levels may sometimes seek help from police or other law enforcement officers to enforce a public health order.  

U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Coast Guard officers are authorized to help enforce federal quarantine orders.

Breaking a federal quarantine order is punishable by fines and imprisonment.

Federal law allows the conditional release of persons from quarantine if they comply with medical monitoring and surveillance.

Federal Quarantine Rarely used

Large-scale isolation and quarantine was last enforced during the influenza (“Spanish Flu”) pandemic in 1918–1919. In recent history, only a few public health events have prompted federal isolation or quarantine orders.

Specific Laws and Regulations Applying to Quarantine and Isolation

Visit the Specific Laws and Regulations Governing the Control of Communicable Diseases(http://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/specificlawsregulations.html) page.

Legal Authorities for Isolation and Quarantine | Quarantine | CDC

 

The commerce clause that was considered by our founding fathers to allow the government to set standards of trade, remove interstate tariffs, and to promote trade and commerce has been used by the government to confer powers that would be prohibited to the federal government and are reserved to the states and the people.

The Commerce Clause refers to Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution, which gives Congress the power “to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes.” <Source>

There is nothing in this clause that would convey to the federal government or, more specifically, the President of the United States to be able to override the Constitution of the United State and deprive citizens of their constitutional rights for an unspecified period of time and no judicial review or access.

Bottom line …

Both the CDC and the TSA could have imposed travel restrictions an in-country certified quarantines for travelers coming from areas known to have been contaminated by Ebola.

Be safe and demand that your elected officials do their duty to keep America and Americans safe. As we have seen, the diseases of Central America have been introduced to the continental United States by our elected officials who have dispersed children and adults throughout the United States without notification to the cities, counties, and states involved. A potential ticking time bomb has been planted in many communities by Barack Obama and his illegal and lawless immigration programs.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER APPARENTLY FEARS NO MAN AND NO LAW WHILE PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA HOLDS THE PRESIDENTIAL PARDON PEN!

If what has been said about United States Attorney General Eric Holder is even half-true, then Holder represents a clear and present danger to the safety of the United States and needs to be immediately removed from office, his directives nullified where appropriate, and his new hires shuttled off to bureaucratic obscurity across the land.

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If and when United States Attorney General Eric Holder issues a directive for investigators and/or prosecutors to ignore religion when performing their duties, Holder should be handcuffed and perp-walked to the nearest United States Attorney to be held for providing material aid and comfort to the enemies of the United States in a time of war. To be tried for treason in a court of competent jurisdiction. In a perfect world, this might be a just action taken on behalf of the citizens of the United States who expect an official’s oath of office to mean that he will preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States

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Holder To Ban Religion In Terror Probes

One of Eric Holder's last acts as attorney general will block federal agents from spying on jihadists inside mosques in a concession to Muslim groups clamoring for a religious profiling ban. The timing couldn't be worse.

The FBI is trying to fight what could be a rash of domestic Islamic beheadings, along with nests of Islamic State cells operating in no fewer than three American cities — Boston, Minneapolis and Los Angeles.

Yet the Justice Department wants to completely blind agents to the threat from Islamic extremism.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Holder is expected to issue a broad new policy in the coming two to three weeks banning religious profiling by federal law enforcement officers. Most alarming, it "will not include an exemption for national security investigations."

FBI agents won't be allowed to conduct undercover surveillance of a mosque without evidence that criminal activity is underway.

Already, Holder has banned the use of the term "Islamic terrorism" and "jihad" in FBI training manuals, while quashing indictments against known terrorist front groups because he didn't want to alienate the Muslim community.

Now he won't let law enforcement even look at their religion. That's nuts. Federal indictments of terrorists consistently show they're being radicalized in mosques. In virtually every case, defendants confess they were motivated by Islam and its edicts to wage holy war on infidels.

Yes, not all Muslims are terrorists; but virtually all terrorists are Muslim. And Muslims have been responsible for almost every major terrorist attack around the globe. 

Truth is, the reign of terror plaguing the world is decidedly Islamic. We are witnessing a global jihad.

Removing religion from jihadi terrorism is like removing Hell from religion. It's impossible. They're inseparable. This administration risks public safety by trying.

Holder To Ban Islamic Profiling In Islamic Terror Probes - Investors.com

  1. There is no separation of church and state in Islam where everything is governed under Sharia law as dictated by the Qur’an. Thus any religious activities that are carried out by Islamic States are, de facto, state-sponsored terrorism.
  2. There is virtually no difference between Whabbism, a fundamental sect of Islam, and the religion of ISIS.
  3. Saudi Arabia, the home of Whabbism and the Sunni Holy places (Mecca and Medina), has spent billions in building Mosques worldwide and funding Islamic activism, even to the extent of alleged covert payments to terrorists in order to protect the “Kingdom” from overthrow.
  4. It is time that the classified section of the 9/11 report that deals with foreign funding and operational support be declassified and made available to the world – whatever the consequences.
  5. Many of the so-called “community” organizations are, in reality, fronts for jihadist organizations and should be recognized as such. Many of these organizations employ well-connected U.S. lobbyists, lawyers, public relations consultants, and others to push their cause – including using foreign-owned U.S. companies to channel funds to political causes.
  6. Perhaps the reason why the government cannot revoke the tax exemption of organizations that front states without separation between church and the state is that the government would be compelled to take action against the Vatican and his churches in the United States.

Bottom line …

Why Eric Holder fears no man and no law is because he knows that the radical in the White House can pardon him from any and all criminal activities with a stroke of a pen.

Thus, when the head of the snake is corrupt – you can expect the cancer to metastasize downward.

It has now become imperative for all freedom-loving Americans – no matter what your political party – to protect yourself, your children, and your community from jihadists by insuring that the House of Representatives and the Senate are controlled by the GOP as a stopgap until a new President can be elected. Remember, you are not voting for a political party – you are voting for your safety and security.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



THE PROGRESSIVE MEDIA CONTINUES TO DEVALUE THE CONCEPT OF HEROISM …

Under socialism and communism, the comrades are each awarded a gold medal because it is only fair and equitable …

It appears that progressive socialist democrats, pursuing their agenda of equality, tend to reduce everything to the lowest common denominator; awarding gold metals and four gold stars to children who simply choose to participate in events rather than for any individual performance, lest the little darlings see their self-esteem diminished while others are being feted for their achievements.

Beyond courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities …

Likewise, it bugs me no end to hear the progressive media describing ordinary people going about their daily activities as heroes. Yes, police officers, firefighters, and soldiers are facing mortal danger – some more than others – but while this may be admirable, courageous, and commendable, this is their chosen profession -- and simply doing a dangerous job is definitely not heroic.

How many soldiers have been awarded medals for exemplary service, yet fail to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor?

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§ 3741. Medal of honor: award

The President may award, and present in the name of Congress, a medal of honor of appropriate design, with ribbons and appurtenances, to a person who while a member of the Army, distinguished himself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty

(1) while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States;

(2) while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force; or

(3) while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party.

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 215; July 25, 1963, Pub. L. 88–77, § 1(1), 77 Stat. 93.) <Source>

The key to heroism is acting with selfless regard of your own life to save the lives of others – pay attention here – above and beyond the call of duty. If a soldier is ordered to take out a machine gun nest with a grenade and fights off the enemy during the process, it may appear heroic, but it is not above and beyond the call of duty. However, if that same soldier realizes he and his combat comrades are in mortal danger and performs the very same act voluntarily and without regard for his life, he is eligible for the Medal of Honor – because he went above and beyond the call of duty. And while there are an unknown number of people who have performed the exact same act, most of them remain unrecognized because the circumstances surrounding their action was either not recognized at the time, or there was nobody left standing.

Bottom line …

The progressive media should be more careful when slinging around the word “hero” lest we devalue those who risk everything for their fellow human beings in a display of conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty. For those who wish to understand what it take to be awarded a Congressional Medal of Honor, you may wish toread the citations that accompany the individual award.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that non-military individuals cannot be heroes, recognized or unrecognized by their peers or society, I am just saying that their actions must rise above and beyond the call of duty.

-- steve 


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



2014 -- WHAT THE HELL IS THE GOP SELLING IN NOVEMBER?

The problem is that the GOP does not only seem to lack “messaging,” they lack the message …

Yes, I know how the GOP is defined by the progressive socialist democrats.

  1. Religious zealots who want to merge church and state – interject the Judeo-Christian God back into official business.
  2. No respect for women and their reproductive rights.
  3. They want to repeal Obamacare, yet have no workable solution of their own.
  4. They want to cut taxes and shrink the size of government.

Whoops … about that last point and cutting taxes …

Republicans shift away from tax cutting mania

Republicans are talking about ISIL and President Barack Obama and the Affordable Care Act and Harry Reid. But what they aren’t talking about? Slashing tax rates.

“We have to stop being one-trick ponies,” said California Rep. John Campbell, a member of the arch-conservative Republican Study Committee and the No. 4 Republican on the House Budget Committee.

“I want to see taxes come down, but it’s not a panacea,” he said. “It won’t cure all our ills. We can’t say tax cuts will cure this, cure that and cure the other thing, because it’s just not credible.” He said, “The purpose of tax reform is not to cut revenue to the government or to cut taxes — it’s to grow the economy.”

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) said: “People are more concerned with what’s fair and necessary in taxes than they are about an individual tax cut or tax increase for themselves.”

“You really can’t do tax cuts alone, because you still have a screwed-up tax system” and then “you just have a revenue problem when you do that,” said Rep. Bill Flores (R-Texas), who was first elected as part of the tea party class of 2010.

Source: Republicans shift away from tax cutting mania - POLITICO.com 

The real problem with George Bush …

While George Bush (43) is and was infinitely preferable to Barack Obama, it was George Bush’s crony capitalism and lax regulatory stance that handed Obama his victory. While spending under Bush does not even approach the spending under Barack Obama – it was excessive, it was uncontrolled, and it proved that the GOP was not the fiscally conservative party that they historically claimed.

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Yes, I acknowledge the need for increased spending after 9/11, but there was absolutely no reason to engage in nation-building in either Iraq or Afghanistan after taking any necessary punitive actions. While Sadam Hussein was a despicable tyrant, he was a despicable Muslim tyrant and it was not up to the United States to attempt the nearly impossible – democratizing the Middle East through the offices of Iraq’s corrupt Muslim kleptocrats who continued their holy war the minute the United States left Iraq. Attempting to bring democracy to the tribal state of Afghanistan was jut plain stupid. Billions of dollars have gone missing – presumably into the pockets of politicians and special interests both here and abroad.

We should have punished both Saudi Arabia and Pakistan – both hotbeds of terrorism. But then again, Bush was friends with the Saudi Royal family and Pakistan is a nuclear nation on the verge of collapse. As evidenced by the authorization of the only civilian flights after 9/11 – to remove members of the bin Ladin family and high-ranking Saudis from the country and the ongoing gentle nature of our treatment of Pakistan after they harbored Osama bin Ladin.

Bottom line …

 

The GOP appears to be more about form over substance — marketing magic versus reality!

 

Neither party got the foreign or domestic policy right. And, while nobody was questioning Bush’s patriotism, his policies were sometimes just as “bone-headed” – to use Obama’s catchphrase – as those of the Obama Administration. Both Presidents Bush and Obama had similar “American Dream” housing policies – and both with similar outcomes.

So what the hell is left. President Obama has made a muddle of the Middle East and the reputation of the United States in the world community has never been lower. The economic policies under the Federal Reserve remain much the same as under Bush. And, it does appear that our economy is slowly improving, but a long way from the type of robust growth that is going to bring relief to the American middle class and those pushed below the poverty line.

Leaving healthcare and those progressive socialist democrats who voted for it as the main domestic issue of the current campaign.

While I believe that we should eliminate progressive socialist democrats from the House, Senate, Presidency, Judiciary, and the bureaucratic infrastructure, I am not so sure anymore that the GOP is up to the task. The political corruption seems equally divided between the parties although the progressives appear to have the edge at stealing elections.

While I have renounced my membership in the Republican Party – almost non-existent in California – and have re-registered as an Independent, I am not so sure I like what the GOP is doing – that is if they are doing anything different at all. Politico’s report that the GOP is not concerned with taxes and want to avoid disadvantaging the governmental spendthrifts does not sit right with me.

It is time for the GOP to step up to the plate. Articulate a foreign and domestic policy that makes sense. One that can even be implemented in Obama’ remaining years. The key, of course, is to remove Harry Reid, the corrupt obstructionist hyper-partisan zealot, as the Senate Majority Leader. Something that can only be accomplished if the GOP articulates a credible plan to govern when and if they assume power.

The idea of someone like Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton returning to power is abhorrent. But, then again, both parties seem not to care about America and Americans – and will do or say anything to gain or maintain political power.

Be afraid America. Be very afraid.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



ARE THE PROGRESSIVE SOCIALIST DEMOCRATS ACTUALLY PLEASED WITH EBOLA IN AFRICA?

If you wonder why third-world nations believe that Ebola was created in the laboratory as a weapon against indigenous populations, there are facts and circumstances that lead to this conspiracy theory. Namely, the progressive socialist democrats in the United States and their United Nations counterparts being heavily invested in international socialism and population control.

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Population control …

At the core of the socialist ideology, we find population control as a key issue to preserving our planet’s resources. In its virulent form, population control takes the form of forced sterilization of undesirable populations. In its benign form it takes the promotion of abortion and non-reproductive homosexuality. And, in hushed tones, those who look to population control as a necessary part of preserving our planet … tend to fete pandemics that thin the proverbial herd.

Creator of Ebola drugs jokes about population control …

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Scientist Working on Gov’t Ebola Drug Joked About Culling Population with GMO Virus

Media coverage is now focusing on the experimental Ebola treatments being given to two American Ebola patients who contracted it while caring for victims in Africa — the site of the world’s deadliest outbreak.

But that Ebola treatment was developed by a leading bioengineering scientist at the Arizona State University Bio design Institute who was caught on camera “joking” about wiping out humanity. Dr. Charles Arntzen suggested the use of a “better” genetically engineered virus during a post-lecture Q&A focused on over-population issues, citing the 2011 Hollywood film ‘Contagion.’

Among the many high level projects Dr. Arntzen has worked on for DARPA, as well as private biotech industry include an edible vaccine with genetically engineered medicine/vitamins grown into foods like bananas and even work on bioterrorism vaccine antigens for U.S. Biowarfare Defense alongside Mitch Hein, the founder of Epicyte – the biotech firm that created spermicidal anti-bodies grown in corn to slow human reproduction. <Source>

How many people know that the U.S. Government (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) patented the Ebola virus?

Human ebola virus species and compositions and methods thereof -- CA 2741523 A1

Abstract: Compositions and methods including and related to the Ebola Bundibugyo virus (EboBun) are provided. Compositions are provided that are operable as immunogens to elicit and immune response or protection from EboBun challenge in a subject such as a primate. Inventive methods are directed to detection and treatment of EboBun infection.

The present invention is based upon the isolation and identification of a new human Ebola virus species, EboBun. EboBun was isolated from the patients suffering from hemorrhagic fever in a recent outbreak in Uganda. The isolated virus is a member of the Filoviridae family, a family of negative sense RNA viruses. Accordingly, the invention relates to the isolated EboBun virus that morphologically and phylogenetically relates to known members filoviridae.  <Source>

And from a sitting Supreme Court Justice and committed progressive socialist democrat, Ruth Bader Ginsberg …

The Place of Women on the Court

Q: Are you talking about the distances women have to travel because in parts of the country, abortion is essentially unavailable, because there are so few doctors and clinics that do the procedure? And also, the lack of Medicaid for abortions for poor women?

JUSTICE GINSBURG: Yes, the ruling about that surprised me. [Harris v. McRae — in 1980 the court upheld the Hyde Amendment, which forbids the use of Medicaid for abortions.] Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of. So that Roe was going to be then set up for Medicaid funding for abortion. Which some people felt would risk coercing women into having abortions when they didn’t really want them.  <Source: New York Times Magazine>

Compare that to socialist Margaret Sanger …

Margaret Higgins Sanger was an American birth control activist, sex educator, and nurse. Sanger popularized the term birth control, opened the first birth control clinic in the United States, and established organizations that evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. <Source>

[We should] apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring. <Source>

“I just don’t see how we can control the birth rate until we get the government to agree that this is something which should be taken seriously. Other countries feel that if our government is against it, it must be bad. Americans would be much more acceptable when they go abroad to work on the problem if we get our government to approve it- perhaps under some such term as population control.” --- Margaret Sanger, 1964

Or the committed socialist theories …

Population Control and Climate Change, Part Two: The Socialist Alternative

Socialists take a different tack. There is plenty of evidence that increased living standards, reduction of inequalities, improved health (especially, but not only, birth control) and education systems and greater equality for women, separately, or in combination, will result in falling birth rates. This has been recorded in the imperialist countries, but also in workers’ states like Cuba and China (before the one-child policy and the capitalist restoration). It has also been noted in capitalist states where extensive agrarian reform has taken place (South Korea, Kerala).

The reason is that these policies increase the social status of women, enabling them to have greater choice over whether or not to have children. When women make such choices, they generally choose smaller families. More extensive reforms, historically advocated by socialists, designed to ensure women’s full participation in public life, would have an even stronger effect on population growth rates.

The following reforms could be added to those above: equal property and inheritance rights for women, an erosion of the cultural practices of dowries and arranged marriages, agrarian reforms such as collectives and co-operatives, that do not strengthen the family as a productive unit, extensive systems of child care, public restaurants and housing arrangements not based on the nuclear family.

However, it is not the effects these reforms would have on human numbers that is decisive from the point of view of GHG emissions. Rather, they serve as a platform for dealing with “rampant consumerism” in all its manifestations, while at the same time improving the quality of life of the working class and its allies. They herald a social system based on collective structures and provision of goods (sharing of use values), keeping resource use to a minimum.

Let us now tackle the proponents of population control directly on their own ground. Read more here.

It sort of makes you wonder if the destruction of the black nuclear family using government intervention in welfare funding was a conscious decision by the progressive socialist democrats? One that apparently produced an overwhelming number of out-of-wedlock births, with the children being supported by the state and not the father. A policy that may have created a permanent underclass that saw one-parent families so busy with parenting that they were denied educational and occupational opportunities? How else can you explain that the inner cities governed by progressive socialist democrats lack decent schools (where are the socialist unions?), decent healthcare, drug-issues, continuing gang-related crime, and few economic opportunities?

Socialism has failed, when will it be buried?

One of the basics of Marxism is that it purports to be a scientific method of governance, using a cadre of enlightened ruling elites to govern the rather unexceptional population units in order to maximize human utility and preserve the planet’ assets for future generations. Hence, we find the progressive socialist democrats preoccupied with population control and the central planning of entire populations and economies.

Of course, the flaw in this system is that people given political power want to increase that power, maintain that power, and keep others from assuming power.

Conferring upon themselves the perks and benefits of office in return for that terrible burden of having to sacrifice your personal freedom to devote all of your time and energy to governing and managing “the little people.”

And, as we have seen in the past, this system of governance gives rise to totalitarianism and repressive dictators with a propensity for eliminating those who would challenge their positions. There are no historical or current examples of a working socialist government, and examples like China, Russia, North Korea, Cuba, and others abound – where the misery is shared by the population as the leaders and their special interest supporters live an ostentatious and protected lives.

But the progressive socialist democrats keep trying to implement a state where there is social justice and economic equality for everyone but themselves. They reserve their profits, perks, and privileges judiciously while managing real or imagined scarcity for their own self-interests.

Bottom line …

Unfortunately, fewer and fewer people trust the United States government or its corrupt, self-serving politicians. Particularly those progressive socialist democrat politicians who will do or say anything to advance their personal welfare and political agenda. After reading this blog post, you can see why the socialists are pushing women’s rights, social equality, and global warming – all means to an end: population reduction and control.

Now you know why the socialists and communists have made a concerted effort to dominate education and other infrastructure areas through the mechanism of socialist unions. Why they decry the Supreme Court’s “Citizens United” decision that granted other organizations the same free speech provisions as socialist unions. Or why they wail about the “Hobby Lobby” which placed religious freedom above insurance companies that appeared to fund abortion-related drugs.

And, you can come to the inescapable conclusion that we must remove these progressive socialist democrats from the House, the Senate, the Presidency, the Supreme Court, and most importantly from the bureacracy where they fester and metastasize when not in power.

Vote your conscience. Vote for yourself and your family. But do not vote for those who have destroyed the faith and trust in our America, its Constitution, and its government.

-- steve 


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



First Lady attempts to rally (exploit) women with United Nations speech ...

Once again we find the progressive socialist democrats trying to exploit women for their self-serving political advantage. Converting women into just another class of victims that require democrats to redress their grievances and to provide the entitlements and affirmative action for them to achieve parity with men. All using government statistics from a government that can’t or won’t accurately count the unemployed and under-employed in this nation. A party that welcomes illegal aliens to take jobs now held by legal American women.

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And, there she is, Michelle Obama – standing before the United Nations, representing a country she does not fully embrace …

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Remarks by the First Lady at United Nations Global Education First Initiative

 

 

United Nations -- New York, New York

Excerpt … 

To answer this question, all of us -– men and women here in this room and around the world –- we must do some serious self-reflection.  We must look inside ourselves and ask, do we truly value women as equals, or do we see them as merely second-class citizens?  We must look around at our societies and ask, are we clinging to laws and traditions that serve only to oppress and exclude, or are we working to become more equal, more free? 

These are the very questions we are asking ourselves every day here in the United States.  Because while we’ve made tremendous progress in areas like college graduation rates and workforce participation, women here are still woefully underrepresented in our government and in the senior ranks of our corporations. 

We still struggle with violence against women and harmful cultural norms that tell women how they are expected to look and act.  And we still have plenty of work to do here in America to provide a quality education and opportunity for girls and boys, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds.  But as we consider all the challenges we face in our countries and in countries across the globe, we must also reflect on the tremendous progress we’ve made.

Remarks by the First Lady at United Nations Global Education First Initiative | The White House

Why the First Lady is invested in portraying women as victims in need of the progressive socialist democrats to redress their inequality?

One, the progressive socialist democrats have screwed the pooch on foreign policy – the world is in flames, Islam is beheading innocent Americans, Russia has capitalized on Obama’s weakness to capture territory in Crimea and the Ukraine, and our Ambassador lies dead beside three brave Americans and there are no answers from the White House.

Two, the progressive socialist democrats have destroyed domestic policy – killing a working healthcare system and disadvantaging tens of millions of Americans with substandard coverage at higher prices, played the green energy game and lost billions, and our economy continues to falter while those on fixed incomes have seen the value of the dollar and the interest rate on their investments decline precipitously.

Three, the progressive socialist democrats have blamed the republicans for government gridlock – saying nothing about Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid bottling up all House bills on his desk unless they benefit the progressive socialist democrats. That is when he isn’t redefining Senate rules to allow activist judges and others to be confirmed without much of a fight.

They need women because they have screwed ordinary Americans – especially the blacks who are finding their benefits being cut to fund illegal alien social programs, their jobs lost to illegal aliens, and illegal aliens forcing them out of their traditional communities. With ethnic Mexican gangs engaging in ethnic cleansing in formerly black neighborhoods with nary an acknowledgement of the government.

But most of all, Michelle Obama is a committed Marxist – perhaps more so than her incompetent and ineffective husband. Here is why the progressive socialist democrats are manipulating women.

Socialists take a different tack. There is plenty of evidence that increased living standards, reduction of inequalities, improved health (especially, but not only, birth control) and education systems and greater equality for women, separately, or in combination, will result in falling birth rates.

The reason is that these policies increase the social status of women, enabling them to have greater choice over whether or not to have children. When women make such choices, they generally choose smaller families. More extensive reforms, historically advocated by socialists, designed to ensure women’s full participation in public life, would have an even stronger effect on population growth rates.

The following reforms could be added to those above: equal property and inheritance rights for women, an erosion of the cultural practices of dowries and arranged marriages, agrarian reforms such as collectives and co-operatives, that do not strengthen the family as a productive unit, extensive systems of child care, public restaurants and housing arrangements not based on the nuclear family.  <Source>

The real story …

The parity difference (stated as approximately 19%) between the wages of men and women in the workplace does not take into account the time off spent by women having children, their late entry into the workforce, or a number of other factors that affect the collection and tabulation of statistics. Our government can’t even provide accurate job numbers, so how can we believe their numbers on women in the workforce? Women who are availing themselves of higher education vastly outnumber men.

But there is also some truth in that many corporation fear women in the workplace, believing that they will bring expensive litigation and reputational damage should they feel they are being denied the position to which they feel rightfully entitled. Or that they will bring charges of untoward sexual activity against innocents. It has happened in the past and will happen in the future.

One need only look at women entrepreneurs or women executives to know that there is always equality of opportunity, rather than the false paradigm of equality of outcomes that is a touchstone of progressive socialist democrat politics.

The real truth is that fewer and fewer individuals are finding work today – work being done by robotic assembly, work being done by expert computer systems, and work outsourced to foreign nations. All being driven by socialist unions that are rapidly destroying our business competitiveness.

Bottom line

The reality is that women are a majority in this country and in the workforce, yet they are granted unequal rights under the law as if they were a small minority. Technically, a violation of our Constitution and our laws demanding equality. In the workplace, you are worth what someone is willing to pay you based upon what you bring to the table. When you speak about interchangeable workers – both men and women – they are commodities to be purchased at the lowest possible cost and discarded when they are no longer cost-effective, useful, or present a threat to the organization. This is the truth and I will not pump sunshine up your ass and tell you differently. It is up to the individual to make sure their skills are current and in demand. And, I have never seen a job – other than teaching – that required a degree in gender studies or lesbian culture.

Yes, more can be done for both women and men … but to allow women to be blatantly manipulated for a self-serving political purpose is not only shameful, but exploitative.

Michelle herself is a beneficiary of affirmative action and the power of the right connections. Perhaps the competent candidate for the hospital job that she once held – again by virtue of connections – may have made a lasting contribution to society instead of Michelle's seat on the gravy train.

Truth-be-told, the Obama’s and their cadre of progressive socialist democrats have screwed the lives of more women and men with their healthcare and employment policies than ever before in history. To allow these progressive socialist democrats in the House and the Senate to stay in office will be an affront to America, to men, to women, and to children everywhere.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



ERIC HOLDER TO RESIGN: ANOTHER DELAYING TACTIC? WILL HARD DRIVES SUDDENLY CRASH?

I have always believed that Attorney General Eric Holder should have been investigated, impeached, and imprisoned for his apparent efforts to obstruct justice, interfere with legitimate congressional inquiry, and engage in selective prosecution based on political issues while ignoring the word and intent of the law.

How do you deal with a man whose own department's Inspector General, told Congress that he had been obstructed numerous times from being able to do his job?

Attorney General Holder appears to see everything through the prism of race and the progressive socialist agenda. He does not appear to be an impartial arbiter of justice, nor can he be trusted with protecting the Constitution of the United States. 

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So, instead of greeting the news of Eric Holder’s departure with enthusiasm, I see just another delaying tactic that will take some of the pressure off the Attorney General while the Senate prepares for a contentious confirmation process. But then again, given the propensity of the corrupt and hyper-partisan Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to twist Senate rules and procedures, it appears that there may be skullduggery afoot when it comes to confirming the next AG. The type of skullduggery that could see important documents disappear in a rash of hard drive crashes when documents are requested during the confirmation process.

In Eric Holder’s own words … [my comments in blue italic]

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Remarks by Attorney General Eric Holder Announcing His Plans to Depart Justice Department 

I come to this moment with very mixed emotions.  Proud of what the men and women of the Department of Justice have accomplished over the last six years and, at the same time, very sad that I will not be a formal part of the great things that this department and this President will accomplish over the next two.

I want to thank you, Mr. President, for the opportunity you gave me to serve and for giving me the greatest honor of my professional life.  We have been great colleagues, but the bonds between us are much deeper than that.  In good times and bad, in things personal and professional, you have been there for me.  I am proud to call you my friend.  I am also grateful for the support you have given me and the department as we have made real the visions that you and I have always shared.  I often think of those early talks between us and our belief that we might help to craft a more perfect Union. 

[It is both disturbing and scary that the Attorney General of the United States, with a sworn duty to uphold the Constitution and act in accordance with the rule of law that is the basis of our country, would admit to supporting a vision that might extend beyond his sworn duties – supporting President Obama’s vision to fundamentally transform our America into a socialist entity and to enlarge the size and scope of the government in order to centrally plan the activities of all Americans. And, using legal coercion to bring about these transformative steps.]

Work remains to be done – but our list of accomplishments is real.  Over the last six years, our Administration has made historic gains in realizing the principles of the founding documents, and fought to protect the most sacred of American rights: the right to vote.

[We saw Eric Holder’s influence in protecting that sacred vote when he decided not to prosecute the New Black Panther Party in a  well-documented attempt to intimidate white voters that was captured on camera. Or when the Department of Justice railed against legislation that required photo-based voter identification to curtail real – not imagined – voter fraud.]

We have begun to realize the promise of equality for our LGBT brothers and sisters and their families.

We have begun to significantly reform our criminal justice system and reconnect those who bravely serve in law enforcement with the communities they protect.

[That must be why Eric Holder, in an unprecedented action, rushed to Ferguson, Missouri to provide assurances to Michael Brown’s family and seemingly condemn a hard-working police officer with a spotless record by suggesting that might be an element of racism in the air. In spite of the fact that the so-called “teenager” was legally an adult, was 6-foot, 4-inches, weighed almost 300-pounds, and had just committed a strong-arm robbery of a convenience store minutes before confronting a police officer – an action that led to Brown’s death and subsequent race-related riots ginned up by activist/agitators.]

We have kept faith with our belief in the power of the greatest judicial system the world has ever known to fairly and effectively adjudicate any cases that are brought before it, including those that involve the security of the nation we both love so dearly.  We have taken steps to protect the environment and make more fair the rules by which our commercial enterprises operate.  And we have held accountable those who would harm the American people either through violent means or the misuse of economic or political power.

[Yes, Eric Holder was quick on the draw to support those illegal, and unconstitutional rules and regulations promulgated by environmental agencies that continually overstepped their bounds. Even to the extent of collaborating with activist organizations in filing lawsuits that the agency would conveniently lose in order to bring about new rules and regulations unsanctioned by legislative rulemaking. Yes, Eric Holder was quick to selectively prosecute financial institutions that were forced to abandon sound lending principles in favor of the progressive socialist democrat’s demands that their banking activities were instruments of public policy. One might ask, why have so few executives of the financial organizations that nearly brought down our economy been prosecuted by Holder’s Department of Justice?]

I have loved the Department of Justice ever since, as a young boy, I watched Robert Kennedy prove during the Civil Rights Movement how the department can – and must – always be a force for that which is right.  I hope that I have done honor to the faith you placed in me, Mr. President, and to the legacy of all those that served before me.

I would also like to thank the Vice President, who I have known for so many years and in whom I have found great wisdom, unwavering support, and a shared vision of what America can, and should, be. I want to recognize my good friend Valerie Jarrett, whom I’ve been fortunate to work with from the beginning of what started as an improbable, idealistic effort by a young senator from Illinois who we were both right to believe would achieve greatness. 

[Always good to acknowledge the puppet-master Valerie Jarrett.]

I have had the opportunity to serve in your distinguished Cabinet and worked with a White House staff, ably led by Denis McDonough, that has done much to make real the promise of our democracy.  And each of the men and women who I have come to know will be lifelong friends.

[Some say, myself included, that the relationship between the White House and the Department of Justice was a little too cozy. In fact, it appears that Holder’s contempt citation, his claim of Presidential Privilege for documents without the necessary specificity, amount to a pattern of practice that suggests obstruction of justice on behalf of the White House. What do Fast and Furious, Reporter Targeting, IRS targeting of conservative organizations, and Benghazi have in common? Eric Holder’s interference with legitimate constitutional oversight committees. Also known as “Stonewalling.”]

Whatever my accomplishments, they could not have been achieved without the love, support, and guidance of two people who are not with me today.  My parents, Eric and Miriam Holder, nurtured me and my accomplished brother William and made us believe in the value of individual effort and the greatness of this nation.

My time in public service, which now comes to an end, would not have been possible without the sacrifices – too often unfair – made by the best three kids a father could ask for.  Thank you, Maya, Brooke, and Buddy.

And finally I want to thank the woman who sacrificed the most and allowed me to follow my dreams.  She is the foundation of all that our family is and the basis of all that I have become.  My wife, Sharon, is the unsung hero and my life partner.  Thank you for all that you have done.  I love you.

In the months ahead, I will leave the Department of Justice – but I will never leave the work.  I will continue to serve and try to find ways to make our nation even more true to its founding ideals.  I thank the dedicated public servants who form the backbone of the United States Department of Justice for their tireless work over the past six years, for the efforts they will continue, and for the progress they made that will outlast us all.

[Yes, one should consider those dedicated radical progressive socialist democrats that Eric Holder hired during his tenure. Many of them having served to defend terrorists and dangerous criminals. Lawyers who believe as Obama and Holder apparently do, that America has been guilty of misusing its power in the past and that someone must fundamentally transform the system in order to provide social, economic, and climate justice. Code words that appear when the progressive socialist democrats attempt to provide vote-purchasing entitlements to their various coalitions of victims.]

And I thank you all for joining me on a journey that now moves in another direction, but that will always be guided by the pursuit of justice and aimed at the North Star.

[I am not convinced that the journey will move in another direction when Holder leaves office. I believe he is as committed a socialist ideologue as President Obama. I would not be surprised to see Holder and Company resurface in the Obama Foundation, Library, and Global Initiative.]           

Remarks by Attorney General Eric Holder Announcing His Plans to Depart Justice Department | OPA | Department of Justice 

Of course, the Department of Justice also posted pre-canned laudatory references from prominent individuals, mostly progressive socialist democrats, so that the media could cushion the story with positive filler.

A few examples …

Statements on the Departure of Attorney General Eric Holder

STATEMENT FROM ETHEL KENNEDY REGARDING ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER

“Eric Holder has vigilantly defended an ideal Bobby strongly believed -- that the Justice Department must deliver justice for all Americans. Especially our most vulnerable, who live in the very communities where justice can be hardest to find.”

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STATEMENT FROM MYRLIE EVERS REGARDING ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER

“There has been no greater ally in the fight for justice, civil rights, equal rights, and voting rights than Attorney General Holder.  As a fierce consequential defender of the right to vote, the Attorney General has worked tirelessly to ensure that every American has the right, the ability and the opportunity to cast their vote and let their voice be heard.

“Attorney General Holder never shied away from the issues that greatly affect us all.  From lobbying Congress to reduce prison sentences for non-violent drug offenders, to cracking down on abuse by police departments and to working to ease racial tension throughout the United States, the Attorney General was always there ready to correct injustices and offer common sense reforms to better our nation.

“I am honored to call the Attorney General a friend, and have had the distinct pleasure of working very closely with him throughout his tenure as AG and prior to his appointment. Just last year, when we celebrated the life of my husband Medgar, Attorney General Holder was the first to offer his assistance to honor Medgar and vowed to continue his pursuit for justice for all Americans, just as Medgar did.

“I wish AG Holder continued success, and look forward to continuing our work together to ensure that that this country stays on the path to greatness, righteousness and equality that we both have dedicated our lives to.”

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STATEMENT FROM MAYOR RAHM EMANUEL REGARDING ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER

“On behalf of the City of Chicago, I want to thank Attorney General Eric Holder for more than five and a half years of extraordinary service as our nation’s Attorney General. Whether it’s reducing gun violence on our streets or supporting restorative justice in our schools so more children can stay on track to graduate, the City of Chicago has had a strong partner in Attorney General Holder. He has been a great champion for keeping our streets safer, making our communities stronger, and making our criminal justice system fairer. We are a better nation because of Attorney General Holder’s outstanding service.” 

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Statements on the Departure of Attorney General Eric Holder | OPA | Department of Justice

Abhorrent if true …

Al Sharpton Says He's Helping The White House Pick The Next Attorney General

The Rev. Al Sharpton said his civil rights organization, the National Action Network, is "engaged in immediate conversations" with the White House as they work to name a successor to Attorney General Eric Holder, who is set to announce his resignation Thursday afternoon.

"We are engaged in immediate conversations with the White House on deliberations over a successor whom we hope will continue in the general direction of Attorney General Holder," Sharpton said in a statement. <Source>

I would have little or no respect for any person, organization, or government that would allow a racist, socialist agitator, and corrupt piece of crap like Al Sharpton to have any unofficial or offical say in the selection of any candidate for any office. In fact, I would consider Sharpton’s endorsement to be equivalent to a mark of corruption and shame.

It is believed that the California State Attorney General, the radical progressive socialist democrat Kamala Harris, islobbying behind the scenes for Holder's position. Mostly as a platform to a more prominent gig as the Governor of California, a Senator to replace either Barbara Boxer or Dianne Feinstein, or a lifetime appointment to the United States Supreme Court. Harris is a formidable woman, telegenic and articulate -- and totally radicalized as a progressive socialist democrat.

Also mentioned for the job is Obama's personal lawyer, Donald Verrilli Jr., the Solicitor General (unlikely due to the screw-up defending Obamacare in the Supreme Court) and Janet Napolitano, currently serving as the head of the University of California. If President Obama wants to send a message to the finance industry  there is Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York.

Personally, I think the nominee will be someone who can continue to protect Barack Obama in his remaining years in office. Pretty much someone he can trust like White House Counsel Kathryn "Kathy" Ruemmler. Whoever it turn out to be, they must be able to provide "on-demand" opinions on illegal immigrants and stomach a large number of controversial Presidental Pardons in the closing days of the Administration.

Being naturally cynical ...

I could not help but wonder about the timing of this announcement.

  • Is there an important revelation about to surface?
  • Was this a quid-pro-quo deal between the progressive socialist democrats and the RINO-gop leadership?
  • Was this a quid-pro-quo deal with one of the Congressional Committees to avoid charging Holder with a crime?
  • Or is this simply politics as usual -- using Holder's replacement to gin up the progressive socialist democrat base to help hold the Senate lest Holder's replacement be savaged by the evil GOP?

Unfortunately, as we have found, we cannot trust our elected officials to tell America and Americans the truth about current affairs. When you cannot trust your government, everything is open to speculation, and conspiracy theories abound. Many of them, in time, proven to be correct in substance, but not in seriouness or severity.

If there is anything positive to be said about Eric Holder, is that he served his President well and in a manner that protected the President while pursuing the President's agenda. It is unfortunate that the President he served was a corrupt, morally bankrupt radical socialist who wanted to weaken the United States from within. A man whose mentors and advisors included bigots, racists, socialists, communists, crooks, and domestic terrorists.

Bottom line …

While it is often sad to see a man forced out of a power position, especially when there is an emotional good-bye, but in this case, America is best served by his departure. Do not weep for this man as he will find himself in demand as a highly-paid “fixer” and possible to successor to Clinton’s fixer, Vernon Jordan. And, I foresee a last-minute Presidential Pardon for any and all illegal activities, known or unknown, committed while in office.

And, when Holder's accomplishments are listed, one must note that the U.S. Attorneys and the honest, hard-working, and apolitical men and women -- career profesionals -- in the Department of Justice are the ones responsible for his so-called achievements. Unfortunately, Holder himself sought to describe himself as an activists and politicize what should be a non-partisan office and workplace.

If there was one stand out moment that defines the true character of Eric Holder, it may be when he engineered an end-run around the Department of Justice to secure a last-minute Presidential Pardon from President Clinton for Marc Rich and his partner Pincus Green who were notorious tax evaders and enemy collatorators as they sold and traded embargoed oil from Iran and elsewhere. Much to the dismay of his colleagues at the Department of Justice who, if they had been told, would have mounted a strenuous opposition to the pardoning of a man who fled to Switzerland to avoid prison.

In my view, Eric Holder has provided protection to President Obama and his White House much in the same manner of Janet Reno (Clinton) and Alberto Gonzales (Bush). However, where Holder stepped over the line was when he attempted to obstruct the activities of Congress and refused to provide requested documents that were necessary for the public’ understanding of political activities that did not appear to serve the nation well.

I think that this change of leadership was made necessary due to potential or pending civil and criminal charges against Holder and/or members of the administration. Charges that cannot be handled by the Department of Justice without the appearance of a significant conflict of interest. No matter who is nominated to fill Eric Holder’s position, you can bet it will be political and protective of the President.

We must take back the Senate in order to protect the United States from activist judges who regard their progressive socialist agenda more important than the law, and from treaties that cede our sovereign power to international panels, commissions, and tribunals.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



Leonardo DiCaprio: Since when did court jesters and entertainers become experts on climate change?

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 ldDiCaprio – looking like a communist leader: another “useful idiot” pushing the socialist agenda!

Leonardo DiCaprio flew to New York on his private jet to address the corrupt world leaders during during the Climate Summit at the United Nations. Standing in the very spot where the President of the United States delivered his address, DiCaprio was introduced to the general assembly as a “Messenger of Peace.”

“We need to put a price tag on carbon emissions and eliminate government subsidies for oil, coal and gas companies,” said DiCaprio, whose message appears to be more a product of Hollywood script doctors rather than someone who was actually knowledgeable  about the science and economics of climate change.

Court Jesters …

Since when did we fete and listen to the court jesters whose job is to read the words written by others and delivered with a feigned sincereity that marks the actor’s craft?

The hypocrisy of this goof reminds me of a scene where DiCaprio pulls up in a Prius and gets on a private jet! Did anyone else note that it appears that DiCaprio attended the World Cup events and stayed on a Saudi-owned yacht.

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“The crusader spent the World Cup aboard the fifth-biggest yacht in the world, on loan from a man who just so happens to make his billions from that super carbon producing commodity, oil.” <Source:Economic Policy Journal>

Of course, the Arabs have every reason to fear “fracking” – reducing the world’s dependence on Arab oil while promoting American energy independence. Perhaps why Arab money is flowing into Hollywood to finance anti-fracking and other environmental film projects.

Matt Damon’s Anti-Fracking Movie Financed by Oil-Rich Arab Nation

A new film starring Matt Damon presents American oil and natural gas producers as money-grubbing villains purportedly poisoning rural American towns. It is therefore of particular note that it is financed in part by the royal family of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates.

The creators of Promised Land have gone to absurd lengths to vilify oil and gas companies, as Scribe’s Michael Sandoval noted Wednesday. Since recent events have demonstrated the relative environmental soundness of hydraulic fracturing – a technique for extracting oil and gas from shale formations – Promised Land’s script has been altered to make doom-saying environmentalists the tools of oil companies attempting to discredit legitimate “fracking” concerns.

While left-leaning Hollywood often targets supposed environmental evildoers, Promised Land was also produced “in association with” Image Media Abu Dhabi, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Media, according to the preview’s list of credits. A spokesperson with DDA Public Relations, which runs PR for Participant Media, the company that developed the film fund backing Promised Land, confirmed that AD Media is a financier. The company is wholly owned by the government of the UAE. <Source>

Bottom line …

Using celebrities to raise awareness and funding is a common practice among charities and special interests. Unfortunately, many apathetic Americans confuse and conflate celebrity with superior knowledge – unmindful of the scripted nature of their performance, the special effects that make them seem super-human – and confuse their carefully crafted characters and personas with the star’s personal reality.

Most celebrities are narcissistic, self-absorbed, and insecure shells that do one thing really well – act as if they were someone else. In real life, they are surrounded by a team whose continuing income depends on the celebrity’s relationship with their audience. These people tell the celebrity of their own greatness and ignore any demons – such as drug use – to keep the money flowing. A similar scenario, but on a smaller and muted scale, affects politicians. Many of whom are charismatic and star-like when they read the TelePrompTered words of others with sincerity and emotion.

Which brings us to the scariest thing know by all celebrities … they know that a star is a star as long as there isn’t a bigger star in the room.

It is time we stop listening to the clowns and court jesters – to seriously consider the work of serious men and women who actually know what they are talking about and have no need of a TelePrompTer.

-- steve

P.S. Purchasing carbon offset credits from one of Al Gore’s affiliates is not an acceptable answer to those who point out hypocrisy.


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



OBAMA AT THE UNITED NATIONS: A DELUSIONAL LIAR PUTTING AMERICA AT RISK?

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Obama’s Kabuki Theatre …

Obama has been sold to America as a brilliant, articulate man whose expertise includes constitutional law and a working knowledge of Islam. Unfortunately, what we have seen is a jumped-up telegenic community organizer who can deliver a TelePrompTer speech with the stagecraft and faux insincerity of the world’s best actors.

Pretty much why the President’s speech at the United Nations is troubling.

  1. Obama treats the United Nation with a respect it does not deserve as it is little more than a collection of corrupt individuals seeking to feather their own nests and petty little fiefdoms. A bureaucracy that is trying to advance its own agenda by security the ability to promulgate rules and regulations with the force of international law, achieve permanent funding without regard to the contributions of the individual nations, and to become a one-world government. There is proof that the United Nations has failed to stop genocide and promoted falsehoods to secure media attention and generate funding. Structurally, the bad guys outnumber the good guys and it becomes nonsensical to allow dictators with significant human rights violations to chair a human rights committee.
  2. Obama’s worldview appears to be one of collectivized socialism, where the United States must seek approval from the international community – if something like that actually exists – before protecting America from its enemies, both foreign and domestic. Obama does not regard America as the preeminent country, a superpower for good; but rather a nation whose colonial activities have brought death, destruction, and despair to most of the world. He is not a patriotic man with pride in his country; but a socialist—if not communist – who believes that a ruling elite must govern the masses for the benefit of collective society. Including saving the planet from a non-existent threat: global warming.
  3. Obama’s view of foreign affairs is naïve, apparently believing that his words and righteous conviction is enough to sway other nations to abandon the immediate economic, military, and social interests and freely join him in righting the perceived wrongs of the world – again, according to his narcissistic world view.
  4. With over 100 passages in the Qur’an detailing how the faithful must spread the religion of Islam and vanquish the unbelievers, Obama overlooks the biblical barbarity and sees Islam in a false light – the way he would wish it to be.
  5. Obama’s coalition is not a coalition of the willing, they are a coalition of the corrupt. First, in order to get Sunni Arabs in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the UAE, and elsewhere to sign-on to the symbolic “night flight,” Obama sort of manufactured a paper tiger called the “Khorasan Group,” named after the region in Iran where they were for a number of years, to provide cover for our “friends” so they could claim to their people they were fighting Iranian Shia in Syria – not their cousins who joined the Sunni ISIS. Second, there is substantial respect in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the UAE, and elsewhere for what ISIS has accomplished. In fact, funding and manpower covertly flow from our allies to ISIS without American comment or intervention.
  6. President Obama ordered a night strike in Syria – which minimized terrorist casualties in command and control, training, and weapons depots as only guards and janitors roamed the halls. If he was serious, he would have struck during the daylight hours and paved the street with dead terrorists.

Excerpts from Obama’s United Nations speech … [my comments in blue italics]

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Remarks by President Obama in Address to the United Nations General Assembly
United Nations General Assembly Hall -- New York City, New York

 

 

PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen:  We come together at a crossroads between war and peace; between disorder and integration; between fear and hope.

[We come to lie in this international forum so that our respective speeches will be shown to our own people and make us look powerful, righteous, and connected with the so-called international community.]

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And yet there is a pervasive unease in our world -- a sense that the very forces that have brought us together have created new dangers and made it difficult for any single nation to insulate itself from global forces.  As we gather here, an outbreak of Ebola overwhelms public health systems in West Africa and threatens to move rapidly across borders.  Russian aggression in Europe recalls the days when large nations trampled small ones in pursuit of territorial ambition.  The brutality of terrorists in Syria and Iraq forces us to look into the heart of darkness.

[What? He left out global warming – oh well, that’s another speech for another day.]

Each of these problems demands urgent attention.  But they are also symptoms of a broader problem -- the failure of our international system to keep pace with an interconnected world. We, collectively, have not invested adequately in the public health capacity of developing countries. Too often, we have failed to enforce international norms when it’s inconvenient to do so.  And we have not confronted forcefully enough the intolerance, sectarianism, and hopelessness that feeds violent extremism in too many parts of the globe.

[Pardon me, but President Obama sounds like a community organizer touting international socialism and communism to a majority of people who do not wish America well.]

Fellow delegates, we come together as united nations with a choice to make.  We can renew the international system that has enabled so much progress, or we can allow ourselves to be pulled back by an undertow of instability.  We can reaffirm our collective responsibility to confront global problems, or be swamped by more and more outbreaks of instability.  And for America, the choice is clear:  We choose hope over fear.  We see the future not as something out of our control, but as something we can shape for the better through concerted and collective effort.  We reject fatalism or cynicism when it comes to human affairs.  We choose to work for the world as it should be, as our children deserve it to be.

[Is this Obama’s campaign speech to become the next Secretary General of the United Nations? He hates America – check. He believes in international socialism – check. He has no problem with confronting evil and turning a blind eye or engaging in a symbolic gesture – check. Perfect! Now complete weakening America and you have a shot!]

There is much that must be done to meet the test of this moment.  But today I’d like to focus on two defining questions at the root of so many of our challenges -- whether the nations here today will be able to renew the purpose of the UN’s founding; and whether we will come together to reject the cancer of violent extremism. 

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I have made it clear that America will not base our entire foreign policy on reacting to terrorism.

Instead, we’ve waged a focused campaign against al Qaeda and its associated forces -- taking out their leaders, denying them the safe havens they rely on.

At the same time, we have reaffirmed again and again that the United States is not and never will be at war with Islam.  Islam teaches peace.  Muslims the world over aspire to live with dignity and a sense of justice.

[Here President Obama is delusional. History proves him wrong because Islam has never been a religion of peace, always seeking expansion and rooting out the unfaithful. And, when not engaged with killing or converting the unfaithful, they are preoccupied with killing those who the believe are apostates. Since the 6th Century, Islam has not been associated with peace, diversity, and tolerance for other cultures, religions, or ideas. There is no separation between Islam the church and Islam the governing state.]

And when it comes to America and Islam, there is no us and them, there is only us -- because millions of Muslim Americans are part of the fabric of our country.

[This is utter ignorance – those who practice Islam do not tend to assimilate into the broader community, but self-segregate until they reach numbers required to wield political influence. And, when critical mass is achieved, the demand adherence to Sharia law that has little or no tolerance for religious free speech, diversity, and the recognition of competing cultures.]

So we reject any suggestion of a clash of civilizations. Belief in permanent religious war is the misguided refuge of extremists who cannot build or create anything, and therefore peddle only fanaticism and hate.

[Call it what you may, Islam presents an existential threat to all other religions, cultures, and peoples as long as people use the Qur’an as a guideline for domestic and foreign policy. Fourteen hundred years make the point exquisitely – most of the conflicts around the world are linked to Islamicists – not terrorists or extremists, but those who follow the strict interpretation of the Qur’an.]

And it is no exaggeration to say that humanity’s future depends on us uniting against those who would divide us along the fault lines of tribe or sect, race or religion.

[Here, President Obama contradicts himself. Humanity’s future does depend on us uniting against those who would divide us along the fault lines of tribe … Islam is the ultimate divider -- Islam has only three categories: believers, unbelievers, and apostates. For all their moral language, one needs to first accept that Islam does not regard individuals who are not believers to have value or be worthy of respect. Therefore, you have religiously-sanctioned killing of people who are beneath contempt because of their culture, beliefs, and practices.]

But this is not simply a matter of words.  Collectively, we must take concrete steps to address the danger posed by religiously motivated fanatics, and the trends that fuel their recruitment. 

[All of those who believe in the strict interpretation of the Qur’an are the religiously motivated fanatics. Most of all those in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the UAE, and elsewhere – although Obama refuses to take action against these nation-states that covertly support terrorism. I call on President Obama to declassify the section of the 9/11 report dealing with foreign sources of funding and operational support. Let’s see how honest Obama is when the truth is spelled out for everyone to see.]

Moreover, this campaign against extremism goes beyond a narrow security challenge.  For while we’ve degraded methodically core al Qaeda and supported a transition to a sovereign Afghan government, extremist ideology has shifted to other places -- particularly in the Middle East and North Africa, where a quarter of young people have no job, where food and water could grow scarce, where corruption is rampant and sectarian conflicts have become increasingly hard to contain. 

[Why has Obama chosen to degrade, when we should be destroying. Killing the fast-multiplying cockroaches that bring pestilence and disease to civilized societies. As for the root causes of rebellion, Obama resorts to his community organizer persona and overlooks the fact that we are dealing with primitive third-world tribalism with a culture vastly different from our own. It is not up to the developing nations to socialize the world and take from the haves to provide to the have-nots. “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” Does this Marxist doggerel sound familiar?]

As an international community, we must meet this challenge with a focus on four areas.  First, the terrorist group known as ISIL must be degraded and ultimately destroyed.

[They must be destroyed – the faster the better.]

This group has terrorized all who they come across in Iraq and Syria.  Mothers, sisters, daughters have been subjected to rape as a weapon of war.  Innocent children have been gunned down.  Bodies have been dumped in mass graves.  Religious minorities have been starved to death.  In the most horrific crimes imaginable, innocent human beings have been beheaded, with videos of the atrocity distributed to shock the conscience of the world.

[Horrific? Not really – at least not to the nations in the region who practice this sort of barbarism as a form of ethnic cleansing and internal state security. If this is so damn abhorrent to the rank-and-file Muslim, why are the Muslims not taking care of their own mess?]

No God condones this terror.  No grievance justifies these actions.  There can be no reasoning -- no negotiation -- with this brand of evil.  The only language understood by killers like this is the language of force.  So the United States of America will work with a broad coalition to dismantle this network of death.

[It’s amazing, if not amusing,  to watch President Obama explain what God does not condone – when the very book he studied as a child clearly explains that the Islamic God – Allah – does condone the killing of innocents – because they do not regard these people as humans or innocent – they are the unbelievers and the apostates. These people march into battle – killing, raping, and looting, while holding the Qur’an high and singing praises to their militant God.

Yes, these Islamicists do understand force and the will to use it. But, they certainly do not respect Obama – as a strong leader or a statesman. He is considered a naive fool or a “useful idiot.”

And, why do we need to work with a coalition to protect America and Americans from these evildoers? We have the moral imperative and the tools to kill evil – yet we do not seem to have the will or the guts to engage in the fight. That is, if you listen to the progressive socialist democrats.] 

In this effort, we do not act alone -- nor do we intend to send U.S. troops to occupy foreign lands.  Instead, we will support Iraqis and Syrians fighting to reclaim their communities.  We will use our military might in a campaign of airstrikes to roll back ISIL.  We will train and equip forces fighting against these terrorists on the ground.  We will work to cut off their financing, and to stop the flow of fighters into and out of the region.  And already, over 40 nations have offered to join this coalition.

[If foreign sovereign nations are unwilling to fight for their own existence, freedoms, or whatever – why the hell should we indulge them. Let them be overthrown and then draw a very bright, and very nuclear, line in the sand. We will assist – but only in proportion to what they contribute to the fight. Yes, they buy our weapons – but that benefits the special interests and our broader economy; but we should demand more – direct payment for expenses incurred, compensation for lives lost, perpetual care for those injured.]

Today, I ask the world to join in this effort. Those who have joined ISIL should leave the battlefield while they can.  Those who continue to fight for a hateful cause will find they are increasingly alone.  For we will not succumb to threats, and we will demonstrate that the future belongs to those who build -- not those who destroy.  So that's an immediate challenge, the first challenge that we must meet.

The second:  It is time for the world -- especially Muslim communities -- to explicitly, forcefully, and consistently reject the ideology of organizations like al Qaeda and ISIL.

[Say what you will about ISIS and al Qaeda, they were fundamentalist Muslims with a strict interpretation of the Qur’an. They were the embodiment of Islam – not a deviation from traditional Qur’anic teachings. Asking the Muslim countries to reject the strict interpretation of Islam is likely to foment even greater discord in their own countries. And as George Bush said, “Not gonna do it!”]

It is one of the tasks of all great religions to accommodate devout faith with a modern, multicultural world.  No children are born hating, and no children -- anywhere -- should be educated to hate other people. There should be no more tolerance of so-called clerics who call upon people to harm innocents because they’re Jewish, or because they're Christian, or because they're Muslim.  It is time for a new compact among the civilized peoples of this world to eradicate war at its most fundamental source, and that is the corruption of young minds by violent ideology.

[If Obama were a great leader and wasn’t such a pussy, he would demand that Islam reform itself and include teachings about diversity, tolerance, and respect for human rights. Oh, wait a minute – the Qur’an is not like the Bible – a collection of prose written by a committee of men, it is the literal word of Allah as dictated to his prophet Mohammed. And, to change the words or grossly change the meanings is to become an apostate and marked for death.]

That means cutting off the funding that fuels this hate.  It’s time to end the hypocrisy of those who accumulate wealth through the global economy and then siphon funds to those who teach children to tear it down.

[Perhaps the Presidential Pussy should have called out Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the UAE, and others as those that covertly fund hate, build radical Mosques worldwide, and use front groups such as CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations), the propaganda arm of the Muslim Brotherhood to paint Islam in a benign light.]

That means contesting the space that terrorists occupy, including the Internet and social media.  Their propaganda has coerced young people to travel abroad to fight their wars, and turned students -- young people full of potential -- into suicide bombers.  We must offer an alternative vision.

[You can’t even compete with the vision of virgins awaiting the jihadi who sacrifices a life of hardship and horror here; to attain the pleasures in the hereafter. So it is written, so it is taught, so it is practiced. Threaten these people with death – and they have an orgasm.]

That means bringing people of different faiths together.  All religions have been attacked by extremists from within at some point, and all people of faith have a responsibility to lift up the value at the heart of all great religions:  Do unto thy neighbor as you would do -- you would have done unto yourself.

[Does anyone find it odd that Assad, himself a minority Muslim, protected the minorities in his country from terrorists – and yet he is attacked for repelling those who wanted to overthrow him and institute Sharia law? Does anyone find it odd that the Iraqi Shia leadership turned towards Shia Iran and wreaked havoc on the Sunnis when the Americans left?

What the hell are we doing in Syria? We should be bombing the hell out of ISIS in Iraq and drive them into Syria where Assad would complete the task. Instead, Obama the military mind (I mean masturbator), attacks them in Syria and forces ISIS to remain in Iraq … stunning ignorance and incompetence.]

The ideology of ISIL or al Qaeda or Boko Haram will wilt and die if it is consistently exposed and confronted and refuted in the light of day. 

[How the hell does Barack Obama have the nerve to say the word "Boko Haram" in the United Nations. Not one of these cowards attempted to kill Boko Haram as they raped little girls and killed little boys. Oh, I forgot – those were Christian little boys and girls or apostates that did not recognize the true religion. The U.S. knew where the bad guys were and we did nothing. The U.N. did nothing. So shut the fuck up!”

Look at the new Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies -- Sheikh bin Bayyah described its purpose:  “We must declare war on war, so the outcome will be peace upon peace.”  Look at the young British Muslims who responded to terrorist propaganda by starting the “NotInMyName” campaign, declaring, “ISIS is hiding behind a false Islam.”  Look at the Christian and Muslim leaders who came together in the Central African Republic to reject violence; listen to the Imam who said, “Politics try to divide the religious in our country, but religion shouldn’t be a cause of hate, war, or strife.”

[Yada, Yada, Yada – good conversation, good eats, good media, and above all good security to protect those few who raise their voices. There is not enough of these people to a stadium – and they think their words will convince millions?]

Later today, the Security Council will adopt a resolution that underscores the responsibility of states to counter violent extremism.  But resolutions must be followed by tangible commitments, so we’re accountable when we fall short.

[Another resolution – how many resolutions did Sadam Hussein ignore? Who even pays attention anymore. They say “yes sir, yes sir – and do what they damn please.]

Next year, we should all be prepared to announce the concrete steps that we have taken to counter extremist ideologies in our own countries -- by getting intolerance out of schools, stopping radicalization before it spreads, and promoting institutions and programs that build new bridges of understanding.

[Next year my ass! This problem has been festering for hundreds of years and you want to wait until next year to announce what you are going to do about terrorism? Issue a resolution that allows cross-border access to kill groups listed as terrorists. Attack those nations who support state terrorism like Iran. Do not let Iran go nuclear!]

Third, we must address the cycle of conflict -- especially sectarian conflict -- that creates the conditions that terrorists prey upon.

There is nothing new about wars within religions.  Christianity endured centuries of vicious sectarian conflict.  Today, it is violence within Muslim communities that has become the source of so much human misery.  It is time to acknowledge the destruction wrought by proxy wars and terror campaigns between Sunni and Shia across the Middle East.  And it is time that political, civic and religious leaders reject sectarian strife.  So let’s be clear:  This is a fight that no one is winning.  A brutal civil war in Syria has already killed nearly 200,000 people, displaced millions.  Iraq has come perilously close to plunging back into the abyss.  The conflict has created a fertile recruiting ground for terrorists who inevitably export this violence.

[Can you just imagine Obama’s words healing a rift that has existed for 1400 years? This dipshit couldn’t even help heal the rift between whites and the blacks that goes back 200 years. In fact, every chance Obama gets, he pours gasoline on the racial fire.]

The good news is we also see signs that this tide could be reversed.  We have a new, inclusive government in Baghdad; a new Iraqi Prime Minister welcomed by his neighbors; Lebanese factions rejecting those who try to provoke war.  And these steps must be followed by a broader truce.  Nowhere is this more necessary than Syria.

[Obama: blind and stupid – what a combination!!!]

Together with our partners, America is training and equipping the Syrian opposition to be a counterweight to the terrorists of ISIL and the brutality of the Assad regime.  But the only lasting solution to Syria’s civil war is political -- an inclusive political transition that responds to the legitimate aspirations of all Syrian citizens, regardless of ethnicity, regardless of creed.

[I must be stupid! But, I thought we were fighting ISIS not Assad. What is our national interest in a Syrian religious war – when Assad actually supports minorities? In fact, I believe Obama gave Assad a pass – no more “Assad Must Go!” Something the French and the Brits have echoes. Why is it that the French and the Brits can see more clearly than Obama?]

Cynics may argue that such an outcome can never come to pass.  But there is no other way for this madness to end -- whether one year from now or ten.  And it points to the fact that it’s time for a broader negotiation in the region in which major powers address their differences directly, honestly, and peacefully across the table from one another, rather than through gun-wielding proxies.  I can promise you America will remain engaged in the region, and we are prepared to engage in that effort.

[It is one thing to call for peace – but it is important to recognize the reality – for thousands of years, the region remained unsettled. The Arab-Jewish conflict started with the United Nations partitioning and the Arabs refusing to accept a second and equal state for themselves. The Jews are surrounded by large tracts of land and millions of Muslims – and yet peace has remained illusive as long as Islam provides the religious underpinning of thuggery and extortion.]

My fourth and final point is a simple one:  The countries of the Arab and Muslim world must focus on the extraordinary potential of their people -- especially the youth.

And here I’d like to speak directly to young people across the Muslim world.  You come from a great tradition that stands for education, not ignorance; innovation, not destruction; the dignity of life, not murder.  Those who call you away from this path are betraying this tradition, not defending it.

[Sort of like ordering the head of NASA to perform a Muslim outreach to tell Muslims of all of their great achievements in mathematics and science. This is pure bullshit – you come from a religion of destruction and death and it is up to you to abandon it or reform it. That is if you live that long.]

You have demonstrated that when young people have the tools to succeed -- good schools, education in math and science, an economy that nurtures creativity and entrepreneurship -- then societies will flourish.  So America will partner with those that promote that vision.

[Has Obama never heard of self-determination, motivation, and resilience? The Islamic counties have untold wealth and natural resources – concentrated in a relatively few hands and destined to stay that way at the point of a gun. If they wanted a modern society it would happen. One need only take a look at the smuggler’s paradise that is Dubai.]

Where women are full participants in a country’s politics or economy, societies are more likely to succeed.  And that’s why we support the participation of women in parliaments and peace processes, schools and the economy.

[It might be great for women to drive in Saudi Arabia or even dress in a modern fashion. Whoops – forgot the religious police and the lashes bestowed on those who do not conform to a strict interpretation of the Qur’an. WOW – wonder where ISIS got their ideas?]

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We recognize as well that leadership will be necessary to address the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis.  As bleak as the landscape appears, America will not give up on the pursuit of peace.  Understand, the situation in Iraq and Syria and Libya should cure anybody of the illusion that the Arab-Israeli conflict is the main source of problems in the region.  For far too long, that's been used as an excuse to distract people from problems at home.  The violence engulfing the region today has made too many Israelis ready to abandon the hard work of peace.  And that's something worthy of reflection within Israel.

[Leadership? You mean like Obama giving another TelePrompTered speech? You mean like the tone-deaf cheese-eating surrender monkey, John Kerry – the “uncircumcised old geezer” mentioned by ISIS? Better you should see the Palestinians in a historic light – hated by their Arab neighbors and living on terrorism, extortion, and thuggery. Heeding the word of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “If the Arabs lay down their weapons, there would be peace. If Israel lays down her weapons, there would be no more Israel.”]

Because let’s be clear:  The status quo in the West Bank and Gaza is not sustainable.  We cannot afford to turn away from this effort -- not when rockets are fired at innocent Israelis, or the lives of so many Palestinian children are taken from us in Gaza. So long as I am President, we will stand up for the principle that Israelis, Palestinians, the region and the world will be more just and more safe with two states living side by side, in peace and security.

[Obama is delusional. As long as Islam exists in its present form and Islamic states resort to thuggery and extortion because the Palestinians make nothing but war and misery, export nothing but terrorism – there will be not solution to the problem.]

So this is what America is prepared to do:  Taking action against immediate threats, while pursuing a world in which the need for such action is diminished.  The United States will never shy away from defending our interests, but we will also not shy away from the promise of this institution and its Universal Declaration of Human Rights -- the notion that peace is not merely the absence of war, but the presence of a better life.

[Obama is prepared only to do what is good for Obama’s progressive socialist democrat agenda. Nothing more, nothing less.]

I realize that America’s critics will be quick to point out that at times we too have failed to live up to our ideals; that America has plenty of problems within its own borders.  This is true.  In a summer marked by instability in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, I know the world also took notice of the small American city of Ferguson, Missouri -- where a young man was killed, and a community was divided.  So, yes, we have our own racial and ethnic tensions.  And like every country, we continually wrestle with how to reconcile the vast changes wrought by globalization and greater diversity with the traditions that we hold dear.

[This outrages me. That our asshat President would denigrate the United States in front of a global audience by referring to a thug’s encounter with a law enforcement officer as some form of mea culpa or example of moral equivalency. Truth-be-told, some of our Black citizens are becoming Islamicized and turning into domestic terrorists.]

To read the rest of Obama’s bullshit rhetoric …  Remarks by President Obama in Address to the United Nations General Assembly | The White House

Bottom line …

What can I say? Obama’s disingenuous, dishonest, and disappointing speech -- just another indication that ordinary American’s were swayed with the sizzle and found out there was no steak. I am embarrassed that this man leads our nation and is in charge of our military. Without a doubt, Obama is the worst president of the modern era, far surpassing Jimmy Carter in the damage done to our country.

In the final analysis, Obama is committing our military assets to act as the surrogate Iranian Air Force – fighting Iran’s Sunni enemy – ISIS and providing aid and comfort to our enemies.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell