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SNARKY WEASEL RAND PAUL POSTS FAKE PHONE CALL BETWEEN JEB BUSH AND HILLARY CLINTON

Straight-up, let me tell you that I do not like or trust Rand Paul as I believe him to be a small time grifter like his daddy, Ron Paul. As if “talking conservative" and demanding an audit of the Fed were legitimate qualifications.  As a candidate, I believe Rand Paul to be a little above Donald Trump and below Sarah Palin in the line-up for the 2016 Presidential Election.

Many a truth is spoken in jest …

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Excerpts from the purported conversation using voice actors …  

BUSH: “Hey, Hill. It’s Jeb.”

CLINTON: “Hey, Jeb. To what do I owe this pleasure?”

BUSH: “Well, it’s true — I’m thinking about running for president.”

CLINTON: “Well, Jeb, so am I.”

BUSH: “I just wanted to call and give you a heads-up in hopes we could work something out.”

CLINTON: “What do you mean, Jeb? It’s clearly my turn: Bush, Clinton, Bush. Now, Clinton.”

BUSH: “Well, Hillary, there hasn’t been a Republican White House without a Bush since 1977, and we’re ready to be back.”

CLINTON: “Let me shoot straight with you, Jeb, OK? Bill and I are dead broke and need a place to stay. 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is calling me home — I’ve still got the back door key. Being president offers a lot more job security than writing another memoir.”

BUSH: “Well, the Bushes have weathered attacks before. And READ MY LIPS, Hillary: We’re not backing down this time.”

CLINTON: “Well, you’re right — maybe we can work something out. We both agree on so many issues: bigger government, Common Core, and amnesty for illegal immigrants.”

BUSH: “Well, we’ve both got problems. You’ve got problems with the grass roots, and I’ve got all those damn conservatives. What say, we make a deal?”

Bottom line …

Unless the GOP weeds out the joke candidates and prevents the candidates from decimating each other in the primary’s circular firing squad, the GOP will, once again, snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

I consider Rand Paul to be the Dennis Kucinich of the GOP.

Time for a bold platform and serious candidates. Personally, I am now leaning toward Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) for President and Governor Susanna Martinez (R-NM) for Vice President; with Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) as a backup V.P. candidate. Both Walker and Martinez are exemplary candidates who are proven to beat progressives.

-- 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



FOLLOWING BRYAN SUITS: MARK LEVIN OUT AT KABC 790 TALK RADIO -- STATION KILLS ANOTHER COMMITTED CONSERVATIVE

Update: Bryan Suits returns to KI-640 AM Saturday 10-12p April 4, 2015

Musical chairs: Cumulus Broadcasting is continuing their “live and local” realignment at KABC 790 Talk Radio …

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Following the dismissal of conservative Bryan Suits, we find the KABC 790 Talk Radio is dropping conservative Mark Levin … however, it appears that Levin will be heard on KRLA 870 The Answer where conservative Dennis Miller was dropped in favor of Levin. KRLA is owned by a Christian Organization, Salem Communications, that favors conservatives.

Westwood One/Cumulus has announced a long-term extension of Levin’s contract, so he will be somewhere on the air through 2020.

 

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Westwood One announces the long-term extension of the popular nationally syndicated talk radio program "The Mark Levin Show" through 2020. Levin has become one of the most trusted voices in radio, bringing a unique perspective to his show from years in constitutional law and from his experience as a guest commentator. The fast-growing show covers the most important legal and political events of the day and has become one of the top five most-listened-to programs, reaching a listener base of millions on over 300 stations across the nation.

"I am delighted to continue working with Cumulus and Westwood One and look forward to further developing the show over the next five years," Levin said. "I am passionate about challenging the mainstream media and educating the public on the most pressing political and legal issues of our time and maintain my commitment to doing so."

"Mark has established himself as a pillar in talk radio with his sharp and witty commentary, and we look forward to expanding his program's reach," said John Dickey, Executive Vice President of Content and Programming for Cumulus. <Source>

Dennis Miller will be going to KABC 790 late-night (10 p.m. – 1 a.m.) where his conservative musings and off-beat humor will be heard by even fewer conservatives. Dennis Miller’s website. Personally, I consider Miller a broadcast professional who is more about the money than the message, whereas Levin is a committed conservative.

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For those who want to avoid KABC 790 Talk Radio, Mark’s replays and other information can be found on his website.

Bottom line …

It appears that the progressive powers that be are slowly decimating conservative talk radio in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election. I wonder how much of KABC’s audience left when conservative Bryan Suits left the station.

-- 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



TYRANNY OF THE COLLECTIVE MINORITY

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I have been examining the current political situation in the United States and looking for a way to describe my findings …

It appears, at least to me, that we are suffering under the tyranny of the “collective” minorities – that is, the progressive socialist democrats have been able to divide America into a series of aggrieved and victimized segments – each, in and of themselves, unable to sway elections -- and then form a coalition of these segments to redress their grievances in return for electing progressive socialist democrats to office.

However, in an almost equally divided nation, the minority wields power disproportionate to its size and both parties pander to achieve votes – promising perks and privileges that are not available to the general population.

Using multiculturalism, moral equivalency, and political correctness, the progressive socialist democrats have convinced these minorities that they deserve representation in all things in direct proportion of their percentage of the general population. That is, color trumps competence and sex trumps substance. Count the noses, check the boxes, and engage in massive affirmative action. Even though affirmative action is unconstitutional because it conveys an advantage to one individual over another individual under the color of the law.

In an ironic twist, the agitators and activists are demanding that White Americans be responsible for the actions of their ancestors, even though the minorities refuse to control themselves or the actions of their children.

Both political parties are corrupt …

While I complain mostly about progressive socialist democrats, that is not to say I do not find fault with an equally corrupt GOP. Both parties put forth candidates that are little more than figureheads for cronyism and corruption. Allowing politicians to appoint the heads of important regulatory agencies makes it possible to turn government agencies into instruments of public policy as dictated by the majority party. Witness that the 2008 mortgage meltdown and subsequent spread of the contagion to the world’s economy could have been easily stopped if the federal regulators did the job to deter, detect, and prosecute fraud without regard for the fraudster’s political connections.

The Fourth Estate is missing or corrupt …

It appears that the traditional fourth estate, the press, has disappeared or has compromised their journalistic integrity in return for corporate benefits. Becoming propaganda distributors in an age where politicians pre-package their stories, audio, and video content and offer these packages as neutral news stories. I cannot count the number of times when interviews were faked by allowing the talking heads to reply to provided video in a format that makes the respondent look like they are answering the talking head’s question. The media is so focused on audience numbers that the bizarre, outrageous, and obscene lead the coverage. These are the people who will knowingly repeat a lie endlessly without challenge; quoting a liar as if that makes it ok to avoid challenging the lie and the liar.

Barbara Streisand and George Clooney as a foreign policy experts … 

Speaking of media, who can overlook that relatively clueless actors are now opining on subjects they know little or nothing about. In an age of celebrity where name recognition trumps credentials, we are seeing comics pose as news sources that are accepted by many as being legitimate news outlets – even though their coverage is ideologically slanted to their audience. Then there are the celebrities that have caused significant disease outbreaks with their anti-vaccination campaign that is now imperiling our nation’s school children.

Unions and institutionalized coercion …

Unions have become little more than organized crime and thuggery … collecting their member’s dues and supporting a single political party, the progressive socialist democrats, who is destroying our country, killing our economy, and collecting ever-increasing taxes. Unions have shoved the taxpayers away from the bargaining table, preferring to bargain with corrupt politicians who are beholden to the unions.

Immigration and domestic terrorism …

In his zeal to create a nation without defensible borders, Barack Obama has made our nation vulnerable to both foreign and domestic terrorist. Minority gangs, many with a foreign origin operate with impunity within our cities and are responsible for a significant amount of the gun-related crime that plagues our nation. Obama and his cadre of fellow travelers allowed the United States to become vulnerable to a biological attack – allowing children without a comprehensive medical screening to be secretly disbursed across the United States, thus imperiling everyone with diseases rampant in Central and South America. We need to resolve the current immigration situation – but we need to stop the flood of illegals who are compromising our healthcare system, our finances, and our social support networks.

Hidden taxes …

Obamacare, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which neither protects patients nor is affordable with our subsidies, is just another hidden tax, like those imposed on your utility bill and at the gas pump. Politicians do not vote for taxes, so the administration and the progressive socialist democrats lied about Obamacare being a tax. The very position that the government claimed before the Supreme Court.

Looking under your bed …

Has anyone looked at what is happening on the local front – the school board, the zoning board, the water and air quality management districts? Has anyone noticed that they have been infiltrated by people who are pursuing a political agenda instead of serving their constituency?

McCarthy was right – there were communists infiltrating the government, education, and the entertainment industry …

Has anyone noticed that our enemies, both foreign and domestic, have infiltrated the government on all levels: federal, state, and local as well as our nation’s infrastructure. These are people who do not wish us well and march to the tune played by their masters. These are the people who use our own laws in new and novel ways against the people of the United States.

Bottom line …

George Orwell would be proud. He warned us that in a democracy, some animals were more equal than others. He warned us about the dangers of mass surveillance. And his very name signified the current state of politico-speak where up is down, left is right, good is evil, and wrong is right.

Is there a chance for the survival of the United States of America as it stands against the international forces of globalist socialism? I am beginning to wonder. As my best friend Al continues to remind me, we are so screwed.

-- 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



WHY THE WHITE HOUSE IS DECLARING THE TALIBAN ARE NOT A TERRORIST GROUP? BOWE BERGDAHL?

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It appears that the White House is doing everything in its power to insure that Bowe Bergdahl does go to trial and be officially labeled a deserter because that would make Obama’s prisoner swap of five top Taliban commanders for a deserted a major policy blunder. Obama who stood with Bowe Bergdahl’s parents – Bergdahl’s sprouting a Taliban beard and quoting the Qur’an – in the Rose Garden and openly welcomed a man who betrayed his oath of office and deserted his post in a time of war.

To put pressure on the Army who has delayed the proceedings endlessly until a deal can be formulated, the White House is declaring the Taliban is simply an insurgency, not a terrorist group, to take the most severe penalty off the table. Perhaps hoping Bergdahl will quietly be released with a bad conduct discharge that does not embarrass Obama.  

White House acknowledges -- but also denies -- that Taliban are a terrorist group

The White House once again Thursday agonized to draw a fine-tuned distinction between the Taliban and terror networks like Al Qaeda, even as Press Secretary Josh Earnest acknowledged that, technically, the Taliban are still on an official terrorist list.

The Obama administration is being pressed on the distinction because of a potential prisoner swap between the Islamic State and Jordan. The White House, without giving Jordan advice on what to do, has said the U.S. government does not negotiate with terrorists -- yet last year, the Obama administration traded five Taliban fighters held at Guantanamo for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

On Wednesday, a White House spokesman said that was different, in part because the Taliban are an "armed insurgency," not necessarily a terror group.

However, while the Taliban are not on the State Department list of foreign terrorist organizations, they are on a Treasury Department list of "specially designated global terrorists" dating back to a 2002 executive order. <Source>  

It appears that the White House wants to go beyond the classic definition of a terrorist organization: they are a foreign organization, conduct terror activities, and represent a clear and present a national security threat and a danger to America, Americans, or its allies.

The original White House story is that Bowe Bergdahl was a prisoner of war and since the war was ending, the United States engaged in a simple prisoner swap. Which is bullpucky as the Taliban continues to engage in terrorism in Afghanistan. The war with Islam -- who declared war on America -- is not over because President Obama says pick-up the marbles and come home from Afghanistan.

As for leaving no man behind, that applies to honorable men. The United States has left deserters behind in WWII, Viet Nam, and Korea. (Lest we forget, it was Senator John McCain who sealed returning veteran's papers that could have contained clues to MIAs -- perhaps to avoid revealing the depths of his own collaboration with the enemy?)

Obama has snatched defeat from the jaws of victory and has provided material aid and comfort to our enemies. An impeachable offense if our Congress had honor and the courage to act. 

Bottom line …

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I find it outrageous that our President continues to tout Islam as a “religion of peace,” that an Islamic terrorist attack on Fort Hood was workplace violence, and that the group that slaughtered 145 innocent people, including 132 children, in Pakistan is not a terrorist group.

I find it outrageous that our President continues to release enemy detainees from Gitmo – enemy soldiers that are likely to return to the battlefield to kill Americans and our allies – just to keep a promise to far left loons who hate America and its military.

And, I find it outrageous that our Congress lacks the balls and political will to redress grievances relating to executive overreach, trampling the United States Constitution, and make a mockery of our way of life and the rule of law.

Hey guys ... evil is evil and Islamic terrorism is evil! Perhaps the real reason Obama the Nobel Peace Prize recipient needs to redefine terrorism is to avoid the terrible conclusion that we are leaving Afghanistan and the Afghani people to Taliban terrorists -- with their ethnic cleansing and other atrocities.

-- 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



CAN YOU TRUST THE SWISS WITH YOUR DATA?

I saw this story and asked myself if this appears to be an international snow job …

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Swiss bank on safe haven label to become world's data vault

Thanks to Switzerland's long-held banking secrecy tradition, the country enjoys a global reputation for security and privacy.

Switzerland, facing an erosion of the banking secrecy laws that helped make it the world's banker, is now touting its reputation as a safe and stable haven to become a global data vault.

But amid international pressure, the country is being forced to shed the protective shield that has made its banks so attractive, and has agreed within the next two years to automatically exchange account details with other countries.

In the wake of revelations from former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden of widespread snooping by the National Security Agency, they are touting Switzerland's cherished reputation to draw clients from around the globe.

"Clients need confidence, discretion, reliability and stability. These have been the country's hallmarks forever," said Grueter, who says more than one billion francs (one billion euros, $1.1 billion) have been invested in data centres in the country over the past five years.

Source: Swiss bank on safe haven label to become world's data vault

Some thoughts …

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  • Other than its physical location, the storage of encrypted data in a secure data center is a commodity and reputation is illusory when specific terms and conditions make it clear that users have little or no recourse for data loss or security breach. As we have seen in the Kim Dotcom raid, Australian authorities appeared to break their own laws and illegally and inappropriately provide access to American law enforcement authorities – with innocent customers left on the hook. 
  • We have learned that international data channels have been compromised by various government and private actors, so your data stream’s  round trip might be captured and stored without any indication of the capture.
  • The Swiss appear to have rolled-over to various government requests for information on bank accounts to preserve their foreign banking relationships and there is every reason to believe that they will do the same on data request. Their banking infrastructure and international contacts with foreign entities being more important than your data.
  • Swiss courts are not a cheap or friendly venue in which to pursue remedies for data breaches and the consequential damages that might result from such a breach.

Bottom line …

As the article suggest the Swiss are attempting to capitalize (pun intended) on the previous bank secrecy laws as a marketing USP – Unique Selling Proposition. My first call for secure data storage would be to Iron Mountain before I would call a Swiss company.

As with everything in life, the Better Business has it nailed: “Investigate Before You Invest.”

-- 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



WHEN IS CONGRESS GOING TO START INDICTING INDIVIDUALS FOR OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE

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Once again, the Obama Administration is continuing to obstruct justice and the duties of the United States Congress and their oversight activities on the 9/11 anniversary attack on Benghazi by terrorists … 

State Department Blocking Benghazi Committee Access To Witnesses 

The State Department is blocking Congressional access to key first-hand witnesses of the 9/11 Benghazi attacks, citing a need to protect their personal safety.

We understand the committee’s interest in interviewing these agents and I’m sure the committee does not want to take any action that would create risks to their personal safety or their ability to do their jobs,” Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Joel Rubin said during his opening statement at a hearing today of the Benghazi Select Committee. Rubin explained that the State Department was trying to find a way for them to participate with the select committee, chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), “without endangering these men and their families.”

The State Department revealed that is is also concerned about jeopardizing the Justice Department investigation being carried out by Attorney General Eric Holder. “We want to avoid interfering with the Department of Justice’s ongoing investigations and prosecutions,” Rubin said.

He added that the State Department was “hopeful” an accommodation with the committee could be reached. <Source>

Once again, we are seeing key witnesses with firsthand knowledge of the events surrounding the 9/11 Benghazi attack withheld, documents produced sporadically, late, and in overwhelming quantities without any indication of how many documents were actually found, and claims of an ongoing investigation by a department headed up by a corrupt man already having being cited for Contempt of Congress.

The most interesting question will be put to top-level people associated with Hillary Clinton regarding an alleged document diversion effort prior to providing responsive documents to the Accountability Review Board (ARB). Look for the Lois Learner “Fifth Amendment” answers.

Bottom line …

There is no doubt in my mind that Attorney General Eric Holder and his future replacement serve at the pleasure of the President of the Unite States and may disregard their oath of office in order to protect their boss, Barack Obama. Even to the extent of producing tortured legal opinions that will be nullified by a future court or engaging in a never-ending investigation until Obama is safely out of office.

How the American people or the media can consider a lying, corrupt Hillary Clinton – embroiled in numerous scandals and controversy – to be considered for the position of the President of the United States. It speaks to the level of political corruption in America, especially that found in the progressive socialist democrats, and the malfeasance of the mainstream media that has apparently ceded journalistic ethics in return for corporate rewards.  

We are so screwed.

-- 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



Foreign Propaganda News Source in America, Al Jazeera, Refuses to Use Term “Terrorist”

The last words Barack Hussein Obama, Al Jazeera and Carlos Van Meek want to hear is “Islamic Terrorist.” … 

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From: Carlos Van Meek
Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 10:06 AM
To: AJE-Newsdesk; AJE-Output; AJE-DC-Newsroom
Subject: Terrorists, Militants, Fighters and then some…

All: We manage our words carefully around here. So I’d like to bring to your attention some key words that have a tendency of tripping us up. This is straight out of our Style Guide. All media outlets have one of those. So do we. If you’d like to amend, change, tweak.. pls write to Dan Hawaleshka direct who is compiling the updates to the Style Guide and they will be considered based on merit. No mass replies to this email, pls.

EXTREMIST – Do not use. Avoid characterizing people. Often their actions do the work for the viewer. Could write ‘violent group’ if we’re reporting on Boko Haram agreeing to negotiate with the government. In other words, reporting on a violent group that’s in the news for a non-violent reason.

TERRORISM/TERRORISTS – One person’s terrorist is another’s freedom fighter. We will not use these terms unless attributed to a source/person.

ISLAMIST – Do not use. We will continue to describe groups and individuals, by talking about their previous actions and current aims to give viewers the context they require, rather than use a simplistic label.

NOTE: Naturally many of our guests will use the word Islamist in the course of their answers. It is absolutely fine to include these answers in our output. There is no blanket ban on the word.

JIHAD – Do not use the Arabic term. Strictly speaking, jihad means an inner spiritual struggle, not a holy war. It is not by tradition a negative term. It also means the struggle to defend Islam against things challenging it. Again, an Arabic term that we do not use.

FIGHTERS – We do not use words such as militants, radicals, insurgents. We will stick with fighters. However, these terms are allowed when quoting other people using them.

MILITANT – We can use this term to describe individuals who favour confrontational or violent methods in support of a political or social cause. For example, we can use the term to describe Norwegian mass-killer Andres Behring Breivik or Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. But please note: we will not use it to describe a group of people, as in ‘militants’ or ‘militant groups’ etc.

J. CARLOS VAN MEEK | HEAD OF OUTPUT | NEWS
AL JAZEERA ENGLISH

Internal Emails Show Al Jazeera English Banning Use of Terms 'Terrorist,' 'Militant,' 'Islamist'

Bottom line …

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“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



SOCIALIST POPE FRANCIS CHALLENGES UNITED STATES SOVEREIGNTY ON IMMIGRATION

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Once again, Pope Francis – clearly a global socialist – wants to interfere in the sovereignty of the United States by encouraging cross-border immigration by illegal immigrants. Totally ignoring the fact that Mexico has a harsh and repressive view of illegal immigrants crossing into Mexican territory …

Pope Francis Wants to Cross Southern Border to Show ‘Brotherhood and Support for Immigrants’ - “To enter the United States from the border with Mexico would be a beautiful gesture of brotherhood and support for immigrants.”

During his return flight from the Philippines this week, Pope Francis told reporters that during his trip this year to America he would like to cross the U.S.-Mexico border as a “beautiful gesture of brotherhood and support for immigrants.” <Source

Bottom line …

Support for illegal aliens and global warming, will anyone be surprised if Pope Francis urges his flock to vote for progressive socialist democrats by using thematic code words like “social justice” from the bully pulpit?

I have a hard time believing that the current Pope did not know of the priest abuse scandal since it often occurred in third-world nations where priests are venerated and the church wields significant power. One might ask why Cardinal Mahoney of the Los Angeles Archdiocese was never charged with obstruction of justice although the evidence against him and others in the church was overwhelming – especially given their high-priced legal counsel and maneuverings over the years.  

Perhaps it is time to seek to revoke tax exemptions for religious institutions that violate the law and that openly aid and abet criminal action. Perhaps even going so far as to make these institutions pick up part of the social services cost for their actions.

The United States welcomes legal immigrants and visitors, but is under no obligation to pay for the hordes of illegal immigrants who have severely taxed our infrastructure and social services safety net.

-- 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



OBAMA'S MINIONS: THE MAN BEHIND THE MAN -- BEN RHODES

We have seen Valerie Jarrett, the puppet-master, whose approval is required before President Obama takes action; we have seen Jay Carney and Josh Earnest, the presidential mouthpieces willing to stand before the media and lie, dissemble, and evade; and now we are learning more about the shadowy figure behind the damage control efforts on Benghazi and Bowe Bergdahl.

So who is the man behind the man?

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Benjamin J. Rhodes -- Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting

Rhodes grew up on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and attended the exclusive Collegiate School, graduating in 1996. Rhodes then attended Rice University, graduating in 2000 with majors in English and political science. He then moved back to New York, attending New York University and graduating in 2002 with an MFA in creative writing.

In 2002, James Gibney, editor of Foreign Policy, introduced Rhodes to Lee Hamilton, former member of the House of Representative and director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, who was looking for a speechwriter. Rhodes then spent five years as a Hamilton assistant, helping to draft the Iraq Study Group Report and the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission.

In 2007, Rhodes began working as a speechwriter for the 2008 Obama presidential campaign.

Rhodes, who has been described as a realist by The Washington Post, wrote Obama's 2009 Cairo speech "A New Beginning". Rhodes was the adviser who counseled Obama to withdraw support from Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak, becoming a key adviser during the 2011 Arab Spring.

Rhodes is married to Ann Norris, [former] chief foreign policy adviser to Senator Barbara Boxer [who is now the Senior Advisor at the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues at the U.S. Department of State.] His brother, David, is chairman of CBS News  <Source>

So what we see is an elite, well-connected progressive socialist democrat with no military experience and limited foreign policy experience as a staffer. A man who all of a sudden seems to be connected with all that appears to be going wrong in foreign policy.

Benghazi …

It appears that it was Ben Rhodes who executed the White House strategy that resulted in President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, and others lying to America about the 9/11 anniversary terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. Telling everyone that the attack was a spontaneous protest as a result of a little-seen video disparaging Islam.

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We now know the video was a ruse, and that the real message was Benghazi was “not a broader failure of policy” and that President Obama provides leadership that is steady and statesmanlike. A lie – but presented by a great wordsmith; and possibly the guy behind the TelePrompTer.

And now we might be seeing Rhodes’ handiwork in spinning the story that President Obama did not trade five high-level Taliban commanders for an American deserter or worse. 

bo This is what they are trying to cover up: Obama celebrating the release of a alleged deserter with Bergdahl’s family – the father wearing a Taliban beard and quoting the Qur’an. Another time when the White House apparently acted without knowing all the facts.

Hiding the truth …

 

Obama WH Hiding Bowe Bergdahl Charges — Treason Too?

Transparency: The administration is said to be hiding for reasons of damage control a report on the soldier we traded five Taliban leaders for. Bowe Bergdahl's lawyers have already been given a charge sheet for desertion.

Both Fox News and now NBC News have reported that Sgt. Bergdahl will be charged with desertion. "I have been told and confirmed by two other sources that his attorney has been given what we call a charge sheet," retired Army Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, a respected military analyst, told Fox's Bill O'Reilly on Monday. NBC's Jim Miklaszewski quoted senior defense officials on Tuesday as saying charges could be referred within a week.

"A charge sheet is the results of investigation listing out the articles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice that have been violated," Shaffer explained. "The key violation is desertion."

According to Shaffer, an analyst with the London Center for Policy Research, White House Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes, who played a key role in the cover-up of administration malfeasance in the Benghazi terrorist attack that killed four Americans, has been laboring to keep this information under wraps as long as possible, perhaps to be included later in one of those Friday data dumps the administration is famous for.

Source: Obama WH Hiding Bowe Bergdahl Charges For Desertion — Treason Too?

Bottom line …

There is little doubt in my mind that President Barack Obama, arguably the worst President of the modern era, was elected on a fluke: a confluence of events where the media and the progressive socialist democrats were able to use a divided America to elect a marginal, relatively unknown Senator with little or no experience in administration, management, foreign policy, and domestic policy. With a skillset more in tune with radical community organizers railing against the man. Not only did he bring incompetence, malfeasance, corruption, and illegality with him, but those who do his bidding – some say control him – are trying desperately to keep the depths of his betrayal hidden until he is out of office and able to feather his nest elsewhere. Perhaps with the same team in tow.

America is reaping the seeds that they sowed when they allowed the President of the United States to run America like it was Chicago – complete with corruption, cronyism, and general incompetence. Allowing a cadre of progressive socialist democrats to serve as a shadow government; unelected, unvetted, and unconfirmed by the Senate.

One of the most powerful institutions in America, the United States Congress, appears to be reluctant to challenge the President or his minions – possibly because of all of the dirt dished by our intelligence and law enforcement agencies that have become hyper-politicized. With the Department of Justice and the FBI under the direction of a racist ideologue who openly provides legal cover for the President and those who subvert the Constitution and the rule of law.

Will it get better? I am not sure. I look at the current GOP field and am greatly discouraged by Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, Chris Christie and the rest of the wannabes; most of whom would settle for a position of Vice President. The only real shot we might have is Scott Walker for President and Susanna Martinez for Vice President or possibly Marco Rubio.

As long as the GOP is unwilling to stand up and call out the President and his Administration for high crimes and misdemeanors – or present their own platform and plans, we are so screwed.

-- 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



OUTRAGEOUS: GENERAL MARTIN DEMPSEY HONORS OUR ENEMY WITH AN ESSAY CONTEST!

Saudi Arabia is no friend of the United States …

3 Congressmen Call for Release of Secret 9/11 Documents After Reading Them

All of the Chairs of the 9/11 Commission and the Congressional Investigation Into 9/11 Say It’s “Implausible” that the 9/11 Hijackers Acted Without Government Backing

Congressman Thomas Massie read the 28 classified pages of the Joint Intelligence Committee Inquiry into 9/11 (the joint Senate and House investigation into 9/11) and immediately called for them to be released to the public.

But earlier this year, Reps. Walter B. Jones, R-N.C., and Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., were given access to the 28 redacted pages of the Joint Intelligence Committee Inquiry (JICI) of 9/11 issued in late 2002, which have been thought to hold some answers about the Saudi connection to the attack.

While neither Jones nor Lynch would say just what is in the document, some of the information has leaked out over the years. A multitude of sources tell IBTimes, and numerous press reports over the years in Newsweek, the New York Times, CBS News and other media confirm, that the 28 pages in fact clearly portray that the Saudi government had at the very least an indirect role in supporting the terrorists responsible for the 9/11 attack. In addition, these classified pages clarify somewhat the links between the hijackers and at least one Saudi government worker living in San Diego.  <Source>

Saudi Arabia funding fuels jihadist terror -- Big chunks of the country’s huge oil earnings have been spent on spreading a violent and intolerant variety of Islam

Over more than two decades, Saudi Arabia has lavished around $100 billion or more on the worldwide promotion of the violent, intolerant and crudely puritanical Wahhabist sect of Islam that the ruling royal family espouses.

In 2003, a United States Senate committee on terrorism heard testimony that in the previous 20 years Saudi Arabia had spent $87 billion on promoting Wahhabism worldwide. This included financing 210 Islamic centres, 1,500 mosques, 202 colleges and 2,000 madrassas (religious schools). Various estimates put the amount the Saudi government spends on these missionary institutions as up to $3 billion a year.

The founder of the sect, Muhammad ibn abd al-Wahhab, was an eighteenth century Muslim zealot allied to the Al-Saud clan who promoted an extreme version of Salafism. Salaf is the Arab word meaning pious ancestor and refers to those who attempt to emulate the pure Islamic life of the Prophet Muhammad and his generation of followers.

But Wahhab and his modern disciples take this notion to extremes. The list of people whom Wahhabists should consider their enemies includes not only Christians, Jews, Hindus and atheists, but also Shiite, Sufi and Sunni Muslims.

And yet no western politicians seem prepared to accept the obvious.

The amount the Saudi royal family, both by government donations and the generosity of individual princes, now lavishes on Wahhabist schools, colleges, mosques, Islamic centres and the missionary work of fundamentalist imams around the world is extraordinary. <Source>

New Saudi King Named In 9/11 Suits

President Obama should think before bowing to Saudi Arabia's new king in his Tuesday visit. King Salman has a history of funding al-Qaida, and his son has been accused of knowing in advance about the 9/11 attacks.

When it comes to jihadism, Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud is more of a hardliner than his older brother, King Abdullah, who died last week of a lung infection. As such, any commitment he makes to helping the U.S. destroy al-Qaida and Islamic State terrorists should be viewed with great suspicion.

The 79-year-old Salman once ran a Saudi charity tied to al-Qaida and has been named a defendant in two lawsuits accusing the Saudi royal family of helping the 9/11 terrorists, one of which the U.S. Supreme Court recently let move forward after years of being blocked by the State Department and the well-funded Saudi lobby.

Instead of flying to his palace to hug, kiss and bow to this long-time "individual patron of al-Qaida" posing as a "moderate" reformer, Obama should instead declassify the 28 pages tying Saudi government officials to 9/11 hijackers.

Our government must stop covering up Saudi complicity in terrorism and end this unholy alliance.  <Source>

Many believe, myself included, that the Saudis have struck a Faustian deal with the devil – covertly supporting the terrorists in an effort to keep the terrorists from overthrowing the Saudi Royal Family and The Kingdom.

Martin Dempsey: political ass-kisser and Obama sycophant or following orders?

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What would possess the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to honor a man who clearly espoused an extreme form of Islam that is violently opposed to the freedoms and liberties found in Western civilization? And, why would the Pentagon go along with this nonsense that appears to be the epitome of moral equivalence, multi-culturalism, and political correctness? Orders from the Muslim-in-Chief? 

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The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has established a research and essay competition in honor of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz hosted by the National Defense University.

The king, who died Jan. 23 at age 90, oversaw the modernization of his country’s military during the time he spent as commander of the Saudi Arabian National Guard, a position he held from 1963 until he became king in 2005.

Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey said the essay competition is a fitting tribute to the life and leadership of the Saudi Arabian monarch.

Lifetime Supporter of U.S.-Saudi Alliance

The king was a lifetime supporter of his country’s alliance with the United States. Abdullah ruled Saudi Arabia from 2005 to his death, and served as regent of the country from 1995. He is succeeded by King Salman Bin Abdul-Aziz.

“This is an important opportunity to honor the memory of the king, while also fostering scholarly research on the Arab-Muslim world, and I can think of no better home for such an initiative than NDU,” Dempsey said in a statement announcing the competition.

The competition will focus on issues related to the Arab-Muslim world and is designed to encourage strategic thinking and meaningful research on a crucial part of the world. The program will be in place at NDU for the next academic year, officials said.

‘A Man of Remarkable Character and Courage’

Dempsey first met Abdullah in 2001, when he was a brigadier general serving as the U.S. advisor to the Saudi Arabian National Guard. “In my job to train and advise his military forces, and in our relationship since, I found the king to be a man of remarkable character and courage,” Dempsey said.

Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Frederick M. Padilla, the president of the National Defense University, welcomed the opportunity to challenge future students while honoring the late king.

“This scholarly research competition presents NDU students with a unique opportunity to focus their research and writing efforts on relevant issues at the intersection of U.S. security interests and the Arab-Muslim world,” he said.

Source: Department of Defense 

Bottom line …

I have no problem with the establishment of a Saudi studies group at the National Defense University as we should be able to name, label, and know our enemies and the existential threat to America and Americans. And, any religion that cannot accept the precepts of democracy, tolerance, and freedom of religion and expression is our enemy. There is no doubt that Islam has declared war on Western civilizations. How else can you explain the terrorism and insurgencies around the globe that are directly linked to Islam and terrorist activity?

It appears that President Obama is doing everything in his power to curtail energy independence in the United States, from onerous environmental regulations, the refusal to sanction the Keystone Pipeline, the environmental controls on fracking, and putting federal lands off-limits to those who want to extract fossil fuels.

Obama Visits Saudi King After Curbing Oil Expansion

While taking credit for increased oil and gas production on private and state lands, the president moves to put 12 million acres of the oil-rich Arctic National Wildlife Refuge off limits. OPEC and the Saudis are smiling. <Source>

Likewise, he appears to be an apologist for Islam – openly referring to the religion that kidnaps and kills innocent boys and girls as the “religion of peace.” Disadvantaging our great ally in the Middle East, Israel, in favor of empowering nations that do not wish us well – even when they are taking our money and arms. He is the man who cannot even say the word Islamic terrorism – preferring to speak of extremists and workplace violence.

We are in trouble when our leadership openly fetes a nation and a monarch with an abysmal human rights history and one that may have spawned the evilness that attacked us on 9/11.

I can understand General Dempsey’s desire to keep his job, but after Benghazi and now this – one wonders if it is a job worth sacrificing your honor over?

-- 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