"Fascism and communism both promise "social welfare," "social justice," and "fairness" to justify authoritarian means and extensive arbitrary and discretionary governmental powers." - F. A. Hayek"

"Life is a Bungling process and in no way educational." in James M. Cain

Jean Giraudoux who first said, “Only the mediocre are always at their best.”

If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law. Sir Winston Churchill

"summum ius summa iniuria" ("More laws, more injustice.") Cicero

As Christopher Hitchens once put it, “The essence of tyranny is not iron law; it is capricious law.”

"Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it." Ronald Reagan

"Law is where you buy it." Raymond Chandler

"Why did God make so many damn fools and Democrats?" Clarence Day

"If I feel like feeding squirrels to the nuts, this is the place for it." - Cluny Brown

"Oh, pshaw! When yu' can't have what you choose, yu' just choose what you have." Owen Wister "The Virginian"

Oscar Wilde said about the death scene in Little Nell, you would have to have a heart of stone not to laugh.

Thomas More's definition of government as "a conspiracy of rich men procuring their own commodities under the name and title of a commonwealth.” ~ Winston S. Churchill, A History of the English Speaking Peoples

“Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.” ~ Jonathon Swift

Friday, January 31, 2014

De Blasio is planning to be the big Slumlord - Re-breaking the Windows by Heather Mac Donald

Denying the willful ignorance of crime’s racial reality and how "Fixing Broken Windows" worked, when Bratton worked for Giuliani and dramatically reduced NYC crime, will slam into reverse faster than we can say David Dinkins. m/r

Re-breaking the Windows by Heather Mac Donald, City Journal 31 January 2014

Heather Mac Donald
Re-breaking the Windows
Mayor de Blasio’s decision to settle the NYPD lawsuit threatens the city’s triumph over crime.
31 January 2014
Bill de Blasio won the mayoralty of New York by running a demagogic campaign against the New York Police Department. He has now compounded the injury by dropping the city’s appeal of an equally deceitful court opinion that found that the department’s stop, question, and frisk practices deliberately violated the rights of blacks and Hispanics. De Blasio may thus have paved the way for a return to the days of sky-high crime rates.

Judge Shira Scheindlin’s ruling against the NYPD last August was built on willful ignorance of crime’s racial reality. Scheindlin invented a new concept, “indirect racial profiling,” in order to convict the department of unconstitutional policing, despite lacking the evidence to do so. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals challenged Scheindlin’s appearance of impartiality last October when it found that she had steered stop, question, and frisk cases to her courtroom. The Second Circuit panel removed her from the case and stayed her opinion while the city pursued its appeal. Now, however, thanks to de Blasio, Scheindlin’s tendentious ruling will stay on the books (unless the NYPD’s police unions succeed in their own appeal), setting back the cause of public safety not just in New York, but across the country.

The least of the opinion’s problems is the unnecessary bureaucracy it inflicts on the NYPD, including a federal monitor, burdensome reporting requirements, and left-wing advisory panels, all overseen by the plaintiffs’ attorneys. The most serious problem is Scheindlin’s statistical test of racial profiling, which compares police stops to population data, rather than crime data. Scheindlin found the NYPD guilty of biased policing because blacks make up a little over half the subjects of the department’s pedestrian stops, though they are just under a quarter of the city’s population. She ignored the fact that blacks commit nearly 80 percent of all shootings in New York and two-thirds of all violent crime.

It’s little surprise that de Blasio chose not to fight Scheindlin’s dangerously misguided opinion, beholden as he is to the city’s advocacy groups.
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Poor Judgement, if true. - Is there any honesty in politics? Ex-Port Authority Official Says ‘Evidence Exists’ Christie Knew About Lane Closings - NYTimes.com

Only relative facts in politics, and anywhere else now. No honest man anywhere? m/r

Ex-Port Authority Official Says ‘Evidence Exists’ Christie Knew About Lane Closings - NYTimes.com

The former Port Authority official who personally oversaw the lane closings at the George Washington Bridge, central to the scandal now swirling around Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, said on Friday that “evidence exists” the governor knew about the lane closings when they were happening.

In a letter released by his lawyer, the former official, David Wildstein, a high school friend of Mr. Christie’s who was appointed with the governor’s blessing at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which controls the bridge, described the order to close the lanes as “the Christie administration’s order” and said “evidence exists as well tying Mr. Christie to having knowledge of the lane closures, during the period when the lanes were closed, contrary to what the governor stated publicly in a two-hour press conference” three weeks ago.

During his news conference, Mr. Christie specifically said he had no knowledge that traffic lanes leading to the bridge had been closed until after they were reopened. “I had no knowledge of this — of the planning, the execution or anything about it — and that I first found out about it after it was over,” he said. “And even then, what I was told was that it was a traffic study.”

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Stalinist Purge Model - Sources Confirm Obama Purging Military Commanders

Sources Confirm Obama Purging Military Commanders - YouTube

 Jan 31, 2014
Author Sara Carter joins Andrew Wilkow to discuss Obama's alarming purge of top military commanders.

U.S. General: Obama's Military Purge 'Criminal And Treasonous'

Obama Terminates Another 34 Nuclear Missile Air Force Officers

Lt. General McInerney: Muslim Brotherhood Inside White House

A good start: Abolish the TSA, don't forget the IRS, DHS, ATF, EPA ...

Abolish the TSA | WashingtonExaminer.com


A former Transportation Security Administration agent offered a confession of sorts in Politico Magazine on Thursday, called "Dear America, I Saw You Naked."
"In private, most TSA officers I talked to told me they felt the agency’s day-to-day operations represented an abuse of public trust and funds," Jason Edward Harrington writes, before detailing how TSA screeners routinely made jokes about passenger appearances, and even set up a system of code words such as "Alfalfa" to warn others when attractive female passengers were passing through $150,000 full-body scanners they all knew wouldn't stop a determined terrorist.

After reading his account, and others in his blog, Taking Sense Away, I came to one inescapable conclusion:
We have outsourced airline security to a bunch of teenagers.
It's time to pull the plug and bring the adults back into control.
Also, before I forget: This abusive, intrusive, wasteful bureaucratic monstrosity is the product of a Republican Congress and a Republican president.
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I will never understand the popularity of Buffalo wings!?

Messy, sinewy, bony, crumby and no meat. There is so little to eat, most of the flavor is in the sauce, which you can have without the worst part of a chicken. Oy-vey. m/r

Buffalo wing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Enough is Enough!! - restaurant-menu labeling - GO AWAY!!

The real way to make money is to print all the new government signs with the Obama logo embedded in. Heil Obama! m/r

THATCHER: Common sense for restaurant-menu labeling - Washington Times

On top of the burdensome costs they impose, the existing Obamacare menu regulations do not take into account whether customers will even see the menu boards. Pizza-chain Domino's already has a Cal-o-meter on its website, since a majority of its customers call or order online. Yet, it would still have to comply with Section 4205 and create physical signs in all of its stores, which the vast majority of its customers never enter.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jan/30/thatcher-common-sense-for-menu-labeling/#ixzz2s0IVj4cQ
Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter

Citizen Death Zones - The Cruelty of Gun-Free Zones

Totalitarian sensibilities are the instinct to control everyone. That way they, who control feel protected and in absolute control. A well armed citizenry prevents totalitarian centralized control (hopefully) and protects individuals from each other. It is the only real way to have true physical protection and equality. m/r

The Cruelty of Gun-Free Zones | National Review Online

Even law enforcement recognizes that gun-free zones leave shooting victims defenseless. 

The poor product of inbreeding - Prince Charles slams climate change deniers

He has a need to be relevant, a sad one at that. 

At least we know where he got the medals he wears: For attacking an imaginary chicken brigade as "Chicken Little" from the "Sky is Falling" fame. m/r

Is the Sky Falling Yet?
Jan 31, 11:12 AM EST

News from The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) -- Prince Charles has called people who deny human-made climate change a "headless chicken brigade" who are ignoring overwhelming scientific evidence.
The heir to the British throne, a dedicated environmentalist, accused "powerful groups of deniers" of mounting "a barrage of sheer intimidation" against opponents.
He made the comments at a Buckingham Palace awards ceremony on Thursday.
-don't bother-

It just relative truth to them - The Poison of Postmodern Lying

It is all liars and lies and we are expected to support them?! 
Other current poisoners of  "relative loose language": Obama, Clintons (all), Eric Holder, "Native Indian" Elizabeth Warren, Director of National Intelligence (dunce) James Clapper … to hell with it, the entire administration! m/r

The Poison of Postmodern Lying | National Review Online

Jan 30, 2014 By Victor Davis Hanson

When truth is relative, political expediency becomes the truth. 

… presidents have, at one time or another, fudged on the truth. Most politicians pad their résumés and airbrush away their sins. But what is new about political lying is the present notion that lies are not necessarily lies anymore — a reflection of the relativism that infects our entire culture.
Postmodernism (the cultural fad “after modernism”) went well beyond questioning norms and rules. It attacked the very idea of having any rules at all. Postmodernist relativists claimed that things like “truth” were mere fictions to preserve elite privilege. Unfortunately, bad ideas like that have a habit of poisoning an entire society — and now they have.
Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis was recently caught fabricating her own autobiography. She exaggerated her earlier ordeals, lied about the age at which she divorced, and was untruthful about how she paid for her Harvard Law School education.
When caught, Davis did not apologize for lying. Instead, she lamely offered that “my language should be tighter.” 

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Isn't Homeland Security Supposed to be Protecting Us from Terrorists? DHS seizes $21.6 million in fake NFL merchandise, arrests 50

Maybe if they were doing their job, instead of expanding their bureaucracy, they could have prevented the Boston Marathon Bombing. All considered, they were given leads on the bombers by Russians beforehand! m/r

DHS seizes $21.6 million in fake NFL merchandise, arrests 50 | The Daily Caller

The Corrupt Department of InJustice and its Dirty Cast

"So why was D’Souza subjected to serial killer treatment, arrested, incarcerated, maybe perp-walked, for something that’s roughly the campaign finance law equivalent of a traffic ticket?"

D’Souza’s Indictment and Double Standards | FrontPage Magazine

By Matthew Vadum On January 31, 2014  In Daily Mailer
The Obama administration’s indictment of critic Dinesh D’Souza on campaign finance law violations is a reminder that it’s dangerous to be in the opposition when the president is a lawless strongman who knows the media will protect him no matter what.

Democratic malefactors remained at large on Friday as D’Souza pleaded not guilty to charges that he directed two individuals to each make $10,000 donations to the campaign of Wendy Long, an unsuccessful Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, on the understanding he would reimburse them, which he did not long after.

The court in New York reportedly imposed unusually tough release conditions on the bestselling conservative author, ordering him to post a $500,000 bond and not to leave the country.

D’Souza’s attorney told U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman that the facts were more or less not in dispute. “I think there’s a dispute over how it happened and whether what happened violated federal law,” Benjamin Brafman said.

As The Blaze reports,

Outside court, Brafman said there was no corrupt intent, a necessary component of the law, in his client’s actions, and he said the $20,000 in donations fell short of the $25,000 required to bring a criminal case. He said it was a situation that was normally resolved with a fine rather than criminal charges. He said there was no request by D’Souza that Long do anything, and the Senate candidate had no knowledge that campaign finance rules had been violated. Brafman said D’Souza and Long had been friends since college and “at worst, this was an act of misguided friendship by D’Souza.”
So why was D’Souza subjected to serial killer treatment, arrested, incarcerated, maybe perp-walked, for something that’s roughly the campaign finance law equivalent of a traffic ticket? …

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Obama's Middle East Cowardice Confirmed

Obama’s rhetoric as largely meaningless. 

Obama's Middle East Cowardice Confirmed | National Review Online

JANUARY 30, 2014  By Benjamin Weinthal

Jerusalem — The eureka moment in Obama’s Middle East policy, in the eyes of Israel and other U.S. allies in the region, came with the famous withdrawal of his red line over Syria’s use of chemical weapons.
From the vantage point of America’s strategic allies in the Middle East, Obama’s decision last September to recoil from lobbing some missiles at mass murderer Bashar Assad showed a backbone filled with jelly. 
At the time, Assad agreed to eliminate his stockpile of chemical weapons in exchange for Obama’s decision to pull the plug on military strikes. How’s the strongman holding up his end of the bargain?
“Syria has given up less than 5 percent of its chemical weapons arsenal and will miss next week’s deadline to send all toxic agents abroad for destruction,” Reuters reported on Wednesday.
Just the night before, Obama claimed during his State of the Union address that “American diplomacy, backed by threat of force, is why Syria’s chemical weapons are being eliminated.”
What’s the effect of this disconnect? Assad views Obama’s rhetoric as largely meaningless. 
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Chronic Race Mongering - MSNBC Apologizes for Controversial Tweet About Conservatives and Cheerios

MSNBC Apologizes for Controversial Tweet About Conservatives and Cheerios - TVNewser

And with Good Reason:

NBC, MSNBC sink to bottom of who the public trusts


Shades of Isadora Duncan - Woman dies as escalator catches her scarf on Montreal Metro

Sep 14, 1927:

Dancer Isadora Duncan is killed in car accident

On September 14, 1927, dancer Isadora Duncan is strangled in Nice,
France, when the enormous silk scarf she is wearing gets tangled in the
rear hubcaps of her open car. ("Affectations," said Gertrude Stein when
she heard the news of Duncan's death, "can be dangerous.")

BBC News - Woman dies as escalator catches her scarf on Montreal Metro

30 January 2014

A commuter has died after her scarf got snagged in an escalator at a Montreal Metro station and strangled her.
The unidentified 48-year-old woman was found dead at the bottom of the moving staircase at Fabre station in the north of the Canadian city.
Her hair was also apparently caught in the escalator in Thursday morning's incident.
Montreal police said they would work with the coroner's office to determine the circumstances of the fatality.
Police spokesman Jean-Pierre Brabant told reporters: "What we know now is that the woman's scarf was caught in the escalator.
"When she bent over to try to get the scarf out, her hair was also caught."
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Alphabet of Infamy - Executive Lawlessness: Obama's Weapons of Political Intimidation

Corrupt NSA, IRS, DHS: all abusing for intimidation and none of us are safe. These now lawless agencies that terrorize us with all the data and all the "laws" that can and will be use against us! m/r

▶ Executive Lawlessness: Obama's Weapons of Political Intimidation - YouTube

Jan 29, 2014
You don't want to miss Trifecta's three part series on President Obama's Executive lawlessness. In part two, Trifecta looks at Obama's conversion of the federal government into a weapon of political intimidation. Hear how Obama ignores the U.S. Constitution and passes laws without congressional authority. Is tyranny alive and well in America? Hear the answer.

Again, who needs Democrats when there are these Damn Fool Republicans in Congress? - Ted Cruz: House GOP's Amnesty Push Will Ruin Hopes of Retaking Senate

Exclusive - Ted Cruz: House GOP's Amnesty Push Will Ruin Hopes of Retaking Senate

 30 Jan 2014,

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) thinks that the House GOP leadership’s renewed push this week to grant amnesty to illegal aliens would destroy the Republican Party’s chances at retaking the Senate in 2014. 

Cruz questioned how establishment Republicans unilaterally caving to Democrats on everything from the farm bill to the budget to the debt ceiling and more could think amnesty is a good idea at this time.

"Right now, Republican leadership in both chambers is aggressively urging members to stand down on virtually every front: on the continuing resolution, on the budget, on the farm bill, on the debt ceiling,” Cruz said in a statement provided exclusively to Breitbart News on Thursday.
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Political Retribution is The Real State of the Union

"… the United States Government is corrupt. The IRS is corrupt, the EPA is
corrupt, the Department of Justice is corrupt. They use their powers
selectively to chastise their political enemies. In a hyper-regulatory
state, there are laws against everything, and everyone is guilty of
being in breach of at least 300 of them at any hour of the day. I have
no use for Dinesh D'Souza, for example, but it seems obvious that he's
been set up as this season's Benghazi video maker. There are gazillions
of $20,000 campaign-finance infractions across America, but the only guy
that's been singled out is the fellow who made a hit anti-Obama movie."*

The Real State of the Union :: SteynOnline

Jan 28, 2014 by Mark Steyn

I wrote yesterday* about the present legal difficulties of one of my National Review shipmates from a cruise or two back:
I have no use for Dinesh D'Souza, for example, but it seems obvious that he's been set up as this season's Benghazi video maker. There are gazillions of $20,000 campaign-finance infractions across America, but the only guy that's been singled out is the fellow who made a hit anti-Obama movie.
Some readers demanded to know what I meant by that "no use" crack. Well, we disagreed over his appalling book a few years ago, and, on my brief acquaintanceship on that cruise, I found him somewhat unappealing. I don't dislike him as strongly as many other conservatives apparently do. But that's the point: We're not showing solidarity with D'Souza because we like him, but rather for the obvious point that civilized people do not gloat when overbearing state power descends unjustly and arbitrarily even on those they revile - a virtue that seems lost on the gleeful lefties. Powerline's John Hinderaker writes:
D'Souza is accused of contributing $20,000, more than the legal limit, to the Senate candidacy of his friend Wendy Long. The U.S. Attorney in New York announced a "zero tolerance" policy with regard to campaign finance, and D'Souza was arraigned in New York, handcuffed briefly, and released on $500,000 bond.
I was not aware of the handcuffs until John mentioned it, but it's true:
D'Souza's bail was set at $500,000 and he was released after promising that one financially responsible person would sign "a personal recognizance bond" within a week. The case was then adjourned until March 4. D'Souza spent six hours at the courthouse and was briefly handcuffed.

D'Souza, the filmmaker behind 2016: Obama's America, also must surrender his passport, adhere to pretrial supervision, make no new travel applications and restrict travel to the continental U.S. with prior approval.
D'Souza has pleaded not guilty.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Republicans are trying to out dumb the Democrats - Rep. Ryan: GOP Looking at Legal Status, Chance for Citizenship

Rep. Ryan: GOP Looking at Legal Status, Chance for Citizenship - Washington Wire - WSJ

Not Really - Changing His Tune: Pete Seeger, 1919-2014

Tuned to Marx. m/r

Changing His Tune: Pete Seeger, 1919-2014 :: SteynOnline

January 28, 2014  Mark Steyn

Just a few weeks ago, Pete Seeger featured over at our Song of the Week department for his quite discreditable role in the intellectual-property heist of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight". Seeger lived long enough to go down and join the Occupy Wall Street protesters a year or two back. I believe he sang "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?" to them, although "Where Have All The Showers Gone?" might have been more appropriate with that crowd. He died on Monday at the age of 94. Here's what I wrote about him upon the occasion of his 90th birthday:
This week marks not only the first hundred days of King Barack's reign and the 30th anniversary of Mrs Thatcher's arrival in Downing Street, but also the 90th birthday of Pete Seeger. The celebrations of Mr Seeger's tenth decade are extensive. If he seems a remote figure from the pop culture back catalogue, not so fast: He played at the Obama inauguration. Which, when you think about it, is quite something.
One must congratulate the old banjo-picker on making it to four score and ten, which is a lot older than many "dissenting artists" made it to under the regimes he's admired over the years. Two years ago in The New York Sun, you'll recall, Ron Radosh had a notable scoop: Hold the front page! Stop the presses! Grizzled Leftie Icon Repudiates…
Who? Castro? Chávez? Al-Qaeda?
Whoa, let's not rush to judgment. No, the big story was: Grizzled Leftie Icon Repudiates . . . Stalin.
A couple of months earlier, there'd been some documentary or other "celebrating" the "spirit" of Pete Seeger, the folkie colossus, with contributions from the usual suspects – Joan Baez, Bruce Springsteen, one or more Dixie Chicks, two-thirds of Peter, Paul and Mary, etc. …

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Totalitarian Troubadour - The Commie Spin - Hypocrisy is their Song

Seeger was the personification of the Stalinist Left. History tells his tale. Before the U. S. fought in WWII, most of the country favored isolationism. Many in the extreme factions on the right and left were taking their political instructions from Berlin and Moscow at that time. After the Molotov–Ribbentrop Non-aggression Pact in 1939 between German National Socialists and Soviet Union Communists, the leaders of the extremes in America doggedly conformed to the lead set by the Fascist-Socialist-Communist Party Line. The Communist Party USA did a complete about face, on Stalin's orders, after Hitler's forces invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941. Pete Seeger obediently followed Stalin's Communist Party Line. 
He till held on to his Communist ideals, even after he made limited denoucements. Seeger supposed and, for the press, showed he was in solidarity with "Ocupy Wall Street." Communism is much like a virus, it never really dies, once the body gets infected. m/r

Totalitarian Troubadour | National Review Online

We shouldn’t forget that Pete Seeger was Communism’s pied piper.

The Good Guy - Poll: Mike Huckabee leads 2016 GOP hopefuls

He would make a good president. How refreshing, but the press is no where on his side. m/r

Poll: Mike Huckabee leads 2016 GOP hopefuls - Tal Kopan - POLITICO.com

But What's in a Name? Rep. Grimm apologizes to reporter after threatened to throw him over a balcony and “break him in half"

A name that fits. m/r

Rep. Grimm apologizes to reporter after confrontation | Fox News


Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., has personally apologized to a reporter after getting in a verbal confrontation with him after Tuesday night's State of the Union address. 
Michael Scotto, a reporter with NY1, was attempting to ask Grimm about a campaign finance investigation surrounding his 2010 campaign when the New York City lawmaker threatened to throw him over a balcony and “break him in half," according to press accounts. 
"I was wrong. I shouldn't have allowed my emotions to get the better of me and lose my cool," Grimm said in a written statement. "I have apologized to Michael Scotto, which he graciously accepted, and will be scheduling a lunch soon. In the weeks and months ahead I'll be working hard for my constituents on issues like flood insurance that is so desperately needed in my district post Sandy." 
Video of the incident quickly went viral Tuesday night. After video aired, NY1 political director Bob Hardt tweeted that Grimm specifically had threatened to throw Scotto off the balcony and onto the Capital Rotunda.  
Grimm said late Tuesday that he was "extremely annoyed" at Scotto for taking "a disrespectful and cheap shot" at the end of the interview. 
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And So What Else Is New? Congressman calls Obama 'the Socialistic dictator' on House floor

Congressman calls Obama 'the Socialistic dictator' on House floor | The Daily Caller

On Obama’s SOTU: ‘Saying the phrase ‘climate change is a fact’ — is meaningless." Climate always changes

Mare vague and meaningless piffle out of Obama to increase regulation and taxes. m/r

Climate Depot Response to Obama’s SOTU: ‘We want to say ‘Yes we did’ to our kids when they ask us if we stopped bureaucrats at the EPA and in our government from attempting to restrict our energy choices’ | Climate Depot

By: - Climate Depot January 28, 2014

“President Obama seems to have toned down his climate rhetoric this year given the obvious reality of no rising global temperatures for 17 plus years and the current cold snap gripping the nation. Saying the phrase ‘climate change is a fact’ — is meaningless.
When our children look us into the eye, we want to tell them that our generation rejected the belief that regulating emissions alters our climate and weather. We want to tell our kids that we rejected the belief that acts of Congress or the UN or the EPA could alter storms or global climate. We want to say ‘Yes we did’ to our kids when they ask us if we stopped bureaucrats at the EPA and in our government from attempting to restrict our energy choices based on the belief politicians can change the weather.”

End Morano statement.

"Schmatta" Chuck Todd, NBC Compare Barack Obama to an Injured War Hero?????

Todd is a Schmatta as in a doormat sycophant! To the contrary, the ONLY thing that was given to Obama for doing NOTHING, including the presidency and the Nobel Prize, was the implementation of his signature failure: Obamacare. As Mark Steyn pointed out, everything went well and was just given to Obama based on his never having done anything. He should have stopped while he was ahead.

The PJ Tatler » Chuck Todd, NBC Compare Barack Obama to an Injured War Hero

By Bryan Preston On January 29, 2014
Bias? What media bias? In its post-SOTU First Reading today, NBC News compares President Barack Obama to the injured war hero whom Obama lauded during last night’s speech.

*** “America has never come easy”: Last night’s speech also ended on an emotional — and upbeat — note when Obama recognized Army Ranger Cory Remsburg, who was almost killed in Afghanistan and continues to recuperate from a brain injury. “My fellow Americans, men and women like Cory remind us that America has never come easy,” the president said. “Our freedom, our democracy, has never been easy. Sometimes we stumble, we make mistakes; we get frustrated or discouraged. But for more than 200 years, we have put those things aside and placed our collective shoulder to the wheel of progress.” That story could also apply to Obama himself: Nothing in his seven years on the national political stage (2007-2014) has come easy. The 2008 race for the Democratic nomination. Even that general election. The health-care law. The re-election campaign. And now the president’s current situation in which he finds himself bloodied and bruised after the botched health-care rollout. Perseverance is an important quality for any president. Bill Clinton was usually able to talk his way out of sticky situations. But Obama’s M.O. is to grind it out. That, more than anything else, was the message he wanted to send last night — both he and the country are grinding it out.
Emphasis added.

Obama’s M.O. is not to “grind it out.” His M.O. is to lie first, lie second, lie third, and force policies that most Americans don’t want. His M.O. is to wage policy wars “under the radar” and to constantly misrepresent his opposition while presenting his extreme policies in the most favorable light possible. His M.O. is to erect vast armies of straw men and then burn them down. His M.O. is when the going gets tough for him in Washington, he gets going — on the road, where he can speak before adoring audiences of hand-picked supporters.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

193 Million American's Can't Be Wrong! Obama's Distant Cousin: 'Worst President in Our History'

Not so distant! The Cold Civil War persists by necessity. m/r

Obama's Distant Cousin: 'Worst President in Our History' | Truth Revolt

January 28, 2014

“You can’t choose your family, but what you can do is to rise up and stop your family from destroying America."

According to The Hill, Obama has a distant second cousin who says the President is destroying America.
Dr. Milton Wolf, a radiologist, learned of this relation after his mother read a newspaper article in 2008 about a great uncle who served in WWII in which a "senator from Illinois" is mentioned. 
Wolf told The Hill that even though Obama is a "nice guy," he is "the worst president in our time, if not our history." 
On his relation to the president, Wolf says:
You can’t choose your family, but what you can do is to rise up and stop your family from destroying America, and I think Barack Obama is destroying America.
I think his policies are an absolute disaster and I think they’re a betrayal not only of our Constitution but a betrayal of the American idea itself.
Wolf is strongly opposed to ObamaCare and calls it "immoral." 
Look, ObamaCare has been such a disaster, an utter and complete disaster, that I bet even Obama wishes Ted Cruz had been successful in his filibuster in stopping that thing.

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On the Lying Bitch of Benghazi: Judge Jeanine Pirro Utterly Destroys Hillary Clinton - YouTube

How can people even consider this unhygienic bitch, Hillary Clinton, for any office? m/r

▶ Benghazi: Judge Jeanine Pirro Utterly Destroys Hillary Clinton - YouTube

Jan 18, 2014
Jan 18, 2014 - With this week's issuance of the bipartisan investigation report on Benghazi, a raging Judge Jeanine Pirro confronts Hillary Clinton, head-on, for Clinton's duplicity and negligence as Secretary of State.

"What Difference … Does It Make?" Hillary Clinton: "My Biggest Regret Is [Getting Caught Lying Again] What Happened In Benghazi"

The Bitch of Benghazi tries to give herself more cover-up through fawning CNN.

Can't we do better than this? m/r

Hillary Clinton: "My Biggest Regret Is What Happened In Benghazi" | Video | RealClearPolitics

Jan. 27, 2014

QUESTION: Any do-overs that you would -- relative to Secretary of State? 

HILLARY CLINTON: Oh, sure. I mean, you know, you make these choices based on imperfect information. And you make them to -- as we say, the best of your ability. But that doesn't mean that there's not going to be unforeseen consequences, unpredictable twists and turns. 

You know, my biggest, you know, regret is what happened in Benghazi. It was a terrible tragedy, losing four Americans, two diplomats and now it's public, so I can say two CIA operatives, losing an ambassador like Chris Stevens, who was one of our very best and had served in Libya and across the Middle East and spoke Arabic.

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Monday, January 27, 2014

A Parable about our Insane Gangster Government - More Proof the "Investigation" of the IRS is a Sham

More Proof the "Investigation" of the IRS is a Sham | The American Spectator

Sick Irony: The "Schindler's List" Producer D'Souza's "2016": 'I Never Feared My Govt Until Now'

Obama's administration has crossed over the line of Nazification and Stalinization. m/r

D'Souza Producer: 'I Never Feared My Govt Until Now'

Sunday, 26 Jan 2014 
By Greg Richter
 Gerald Molen, the producer of Dinesh D'Souza's documentary film "2016: Obama's America," says he never feared his government before he learned that D'Souza is under federal investigation for election fraud. 

According to an indictment made public Thursday, D'Souza is accused of contributing $20,000 to a political campaign in 2012, even though the legal limit is $5,000. D'Souza allegedly promised to reimburse others if they would contribute to a candidate widely believed to be Wendy Long of New York. Long, a Republican, ran unsuccessfully against Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand in 2012 for New York's U.S. Senate seat.
Some, including Molen, believe the indictment is political payback for D'Souza's film, which was critical of President Barack Obama. Among other things, it raised questions about whether Obama had embraced the anti-colonial philosophy of his father and said his future actions could be predicted based on that philosophy.

"I'm a little bit taken aback by the whole thing because he's such a great American," Molen said of D'Souza on Newmax TV's "Steve Malzberg Show." The conservative writer and commentator understands the process in America and how it works, Molen said.

Molen, who also produced the Academy-award winning "Schindler's List," said he has not spoken to D'Souza since he learned of the indictment, and wouldn't make comments about the specific case until he's learned all the facts.

Still, he said he would not be surprised if the probe is politically motivated. 

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Symbolism or a "Sign"? - Doves released in the Vatican are immediately attacked by seagull and crow

Doves released in the Vatican are immediately attacked by seagull and crow | Mail Online

‘Face the Nation’ Edits Out Senator Cruz Condemning Obama’s ‘Abuse of Power'

Only the news that sucks up to the administration. Worthless Bob Schieffer didn't want to hear what Cruz had to say, just to ask if h was running for president. Schieffer can't offend Obama. m/r

‘Face the Nation’ Edits Out Senator Cruz Condemning Obama’s ‘Abuse of Power' | NewsBusters

By Jeffrey Meyer | January 26, 2014

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) appeared on CBS Face the Nation on Sunday morning and was met with a barrage of questions from host Bob Schieffer about his involvement in the government shutdown. Apart from being the victim of Schieffer’s accusations that the Tea Party senator was to blame for the shutdown, it also appears that Mr. Cruz was the victim of editing by CBS.
Based on video from Senator Cruz’s YouTube page and what aired on today’s Face the Nation broadcast, the senator’s comments surrounding President Obama’s “abuse of power” were edited from the program. Instead what aired was a segment that ignored many of the senator’s complaints directed at President Obama. [See the aired and unaired videos below.]
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'America's' Enviro-Nazis invaded “the Food Basket of the World” just as dreadfully as Hitler's Nazis laid waste to the Ukraine - Green Drought

All the trouble in the world seems to stem from governments. Look back over a century famine a drought, those we know of have had their foundation in government control over the people in their borders and policy of general starvation for cultural, tribal, religious and personal gain. It was not caused naturally. It was caused by manipulation and restriction by police powers assumed by central controlling political and religious thugs.  The EPA needs to be disbanded to prevent more environmental problems and disasters. It is filled with anti-human eunuchs who demand more unwarranted power to keep their own rice bowls and, in the case of the San Joaquin Valley, fish bowls full. m/r

Green Drought | National Review Online

By Charles C. W. Cooke 1-27-14

For the sake of the smelt, California farmland lies fallow.
San Joaquin Valley, Calif. — “We have the greatest factory anywhere on earth,” Harris Farms’ executive vice president, William Bourdeau, tells me, as our car bumps rapidly along the dirty, uneven track. “These are pistachio trees,” he says, sweeping his hand across the horizon. “Over there, we have asparagus.” He points through the windshield. “And in that facility, we process garlic.”
Around the corner and away from the freeway, I see almonds, broccoli, onions, watermelons, and tomatoes. Lettuce, which in the grand scale of things is a mere afterthought for Harris, is produced nevertheless on an astonishing scale, with 3 million cartons — 72 million head — being shipped out each year, the fruit of 700,000 man-hours. On neighboring Harris Ranch, the largest in the West, there are 100,000 cattle, most of which will eventually end up at In-N-Out Burger joints along the Pacific Coast and throughout the Southwest. The smell of the cattle permeates the air for a good mile around, announcing the farm to travelers before any signs come into view. In the distance, the mountains loom large.
“Factory” is a good word to describe California’s San Joaquin Valley. But “laboratory” might be a little better, for the region is an agri-tinkerer’s delight. The soil being uncharacteristically fertile and the summers being long and dry, growers are afforded that most valuable of things: control. Emancipated from Gaia’s caprice, farmers here can determine precisely not only how much water they wish to provide to their crops but when to add it, too. Which is to say that, in the Central Valley, irrigation is achieved not by the whimsy of the sky but by deliberately placed pipes, pumps, and microprocessors. It is here that the ancient earth meets the best of technology; where Silicon Valley meshes with the baser elements and, together, they yield life. “If the Pilgrims had landed in California,” Ronald Reagan liked to joke, “the East Coast would still be a wilderness.” Undoubtedly. I suspect fewer Pilgrims would have died, too. Make no mistake: This place is a miracle — a vast greenhouse in which, unmolested by the elements and provided with incomparably fecund terrain, farmers can do their thing as never before.
The results speak for themselves. Just under 13 percent of all agricultural production in the United States takes place in the region, which the locals refer to proudly as “the Food Basket of the World” or, occasionally, “America’s Salad Bowl.” …
… And yet I am soon made aware that there is trouble in paradise, for, having first seen what Harris is doing, I am shown in no uncertain terms what Harris is not doing. Suddenly, as if crossing a line of demarcation — I am reminded of Checkpoint Charlie, the gate that linked West and East Berlin — we leave healthy fields bursting with life, and we arrive at . . . well, we arrive at nothing: just dust, quiet, and a few pieces of unused farming equipment. It’s quite the shift: a real-life Before and After comparison. And sadly, most of the farm looks like this. Some 9,000 of Harris’s 15,000 acres are fallow — devoid of water and therefore of crops and of workers and of attention. “Uncertainty is the new normal,” CEO John Harris sighs from the driver’s seat, his smile disappearing. “This is no way to run anything.”
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