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Thursday, July 31, 2014

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Tonight: Lesson 10: Executive Branch

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Hard Starboard Radio: The Wages Of Impeachment



The point of impeachment is to revive it as a credible threat, and restrain presidential lawlessness - which is why it will have to wait at least another three or four months; A constitutional crisis for fun and profit; Obama’s exercise of prerogative power is not progressive — it’s a throwback to the British Monarchy; ‘Ample evidence’ U.N. is helping Hamas shoot rockets at Israel; and Israel’s critics hold it responsible for the fate of those whom Hamas is using as human shields.

Doing the impossible at 6PM Eastern/3PM Pacific.  Want some impeach cobbler?

Ed Schultz Preaching For Conservatives?

by JASmius

Ed Schultz Opposes Executive Order on Immigration: 'Create More Problems than It's Going to Solve'.



Fascinating.  Or else Schultz isn't in on the impending coup de tat.  I haven't figured that part out yet, or why he fears his demigod's impeachment next year, when it would still be a wash at worst for the Democrats and a boon for O.  It's like he's hedging his rhetorical bets, just in case.  And that doesn't sound like the Ed Schultz we know and loathe.

Public Enemies #1, #2 & #3

by JASmius

God & country patriots need to change up their battle plans to take on the top three enemies of freedom in the USA.



Doesn't seem like Bill answered Sharon's questions to me.  My answer would have been, and is, a lot more straightforward: No, you aren't crazy; Barack Obama is stirring up so much trouble, creating so many crises and scandals, so besieging the country from within and without - "Cloward-Pivenizing," to employ some verbal shorthand - that collapse is inevitable.  And no, there isn't anything we can do about it that will turn things around in anything short of years or decades.  But we must do what we can and hope and pray for the best.

Bill's top (or bottom, depending upon your point of view) three - socialized education, socialized media, and the socialized courts - is debatable.  But he never actually sets forth any "battle plans" as such, at least nothing that isn't already being done, to negligible effect.  And that's what I wish people like Bill would add to their "fight! fight! fight!" cheerleading: Don't "fight!" out of an expectation that right will make might, because it won't.  "Fight!" because it's the right thing to do, and will leave you with no regrets.

"Leave it all out on the field," in football terms.

It may take thirty-eight years to hit paydirt, but take it from me, the journey is worth it.



Constitution Studies, An Originalist for Hire

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Constitution Law is case law.  That is not what I teach, or support.  The opinions of a bunch of judges is not what the Constitution says.  In law school, the Constitution is never opened, because its principles of limited government oppose what academia dreams of creating through their schemes of utopianism.

Limited Government is the essence of liberty.

When I teach classes on the Constitution, I am often met with anger and confusion.  We have been conditioned our entire lives to believe a lie.  We have been living under the rule of man, and they have been calling it the rule of law.  The rule of law is not what a bunch of politicians and judges say it is.  The rule of law, if I may quote the Declaration of Independence, is the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God.

The Constitution is the Law of the Land.

In 1787, delegates from twelve of the thirteen States gathered in convention to create a new government, one that was strong enough to protect and preserve freedom, yet limited enough not to allow the new government to take freedom away.  The ruling elite was to be no more.  Preferential treatment was to be a thing of the past.  Nobody is above the law, including government officials, and the Constitution was written in the way it was to ensure that those principles remained intact.

An unrestrained government is a tyrannical government.

In today's society, we have a President that is lawless, a Congress that is gutless, and a court system that has been infiltrated by political ideology and the rule of man.

To turn this all around, however, we must know, and understand, the instruction manual our founders gave to us, commonly referred to at The Constitution of the United States.

Join us on Tuesdays in Corona at 6:00 pm for Classes, or Temecula on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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BREAKING: Divided House Abandons Vote On Border Bill

by JASmius

Ding dong, no amnesty lifeline for Red Barry - for now, at least:

The House has abandoned a vote on legislation to address the immigration crisis on the border after tea partyers withdrew their support in a dispute over a separate measure on deportations.

Speaker John Boehner issued a statement Thursday saying the House would continue to work on solutions to the crisis. His statement came shortly after the House postponed the vote on the final day before a five-week summer break.

"There are numerous steps the president can and should be taking right now, without the need for congressional action, to secure our borders and ensure these children are returned swiftly and safely to their countries," House Speaker John Boehner and other Republican leaders said in a statement. "We will continue to work on solutions to the border crisis and other challenges facing our country,"

Looks like fences have been mended between House Tea Partiers and Senator Ted Cruz after last summer's "defundageddon" debacle.  They were all on the same page and prevented Speaker Boehner and the House GOP leadership from making a grievous error.

What surprises me is that House Democrats didn't throw Boehner a lifeline.  As I've been saying this week, all the minority would need to have done is give the Speaker enough votes to reach 218 on his proposal to send something to conference committee.  There, Harry (G)Reid would have promptly gutted it and replaced it with the $2.7 billion amnesty sop the Senate passed, after which the House GOP would have had to either cave or be defenestrated again as "racist obstructionists" for having dignified O's amnesty subsidy request in the first place.  Far better to kill it aborning now and leave The One twisting in the wind, with no cover for his threatened illegal amnesty decree to come before labor day "legalizing" as many as six million foreign nationals.  I guess Team Pelosi was low on guile today.

So go ahead, your infernal majesty: Make our day, and end a dozen Senate Democrats' careers.  We double-dog dare you.

Lenar Whitney a Case In Point About Being Informed

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Lenar Whitney is running for Congress in Louisiana.  She is currently a State Representative.  In an interview, the questions were meant to corner her, and she did not know how to answer them, and instead fled, which was more damaging to her image, and the image of Republicans, than she could possibly imagine.

This is a game of perception, and if you can't stand up to the attacks because you are not informed and prepared for the hard questions, then you have no business running for office.

Her response afterwards, in hindsight, was not any better.

Whitney's interviewer was a major election-forecasting group, and they asked her why she believed global warming was a hoax and whether President Barack Obama was born in the United States.

In reality, they are reasonable questions.  If you are going to believe something, and you are going to broadcast that you believe it, then it would be reasonable for you to know why you believe what you believe.  Of course, the liberal left agency questioning her probably hoped she would say something like, "Because God says so, and he was born in Kenya."  But running away was just as effective for their purposes.

Washington Post writer David Wasserman placed in his column his encounter with Whitney, calling it "frightening," and calling her "fact-averse."

The questions should have been expected, since Whitney released a campaign video last June blasting global warming as a "hoax" and the press as "lamestream media." What good is slamming something, if you can't answer questions on an issue?

"But it’s not unreasonable to expect candidates to explain how they arrived at their positions, and when I pressed Whitney repeatedly for the source of her claim that the earth is getting colder, she froze and was unable to cite a single scientist, journal, or news source to back up her beliefs," Wasserman wrote.

Wasserman said he attempted to "change the subject" and ask whether she believed Obama was born in the United States. Her aides then ended the interview.

"When she replied that it was a matter of some controversy, her two campaign consultants quickly whisked her out of the room, accusing me of conducting a 'Palin-style interview,'" he continued. "It was the first time in hundreds of Cook Political Report meetings that a candidate has fled the room."

Afterward, as an afterthought on Facebook, Whitney slammed the Cook Political Report. "It was obvious, from the onset of the interview, that Wasserman had planned to jump me simply because I am a Conservative Woman and liberal shills like Dave Wasserman want to destroy us," she wrote.

Man-Made Global Warming, or the idea that humans are causing Climate Change if you prefer, is indeed a hoax.  Of course they asked her to name a scientist, journal, or news source - just like the left in the interview Whitney was referring to that Palin had to endure asked Sarah to name a court case.  Most people don't have detailed facts stored in their brain, and the left knows it, so when you can't produce a name or specific detail, then they treat it as if, then, those details cannot possibly exist.  You know.  It's the ol', "We didn't find the WMDs, therefore they were never there" argument.

Honestly, there may not have been a face-saving way out of that interview.  The liberal left devises it that way.  However, I would have said something like, "A number of scientific reports have suggested that warming and cooling trends are primarily caused by solar flare activity, which accounts for Climate Change activity prior to humanity's age of industrial advances.  Evidence of man-made Climate Change scientists manipulating reports, mostly revealed by leaked emails, supports the idea that there may be a political agenda behind the science.  As for current influences global warming may have on the planet, a friend of mine is originally from Alaska, and he once told me about the lie regarding polar bears.  He said there are 16 major polar bear populations in Alaska, and over the last decade all but two of those groups have increased in size.  The final two have remained stable, neither growing, nor decreasing, in numbers."

As for the birther question, that one is easy.  "I don't care where he was born.  Obama was ineligible by his own admission.  The definition of Natural Born Citizen, as presented in the Constitution, and confirmed by Vatell's Law of Nations, the Happersett Case, and the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1790, is that a person is a natural born citizen when both parents are citizens of the country at the time of the child's birth.  Obama could have been born on the moon, for all I care, but if Barack Obama Sr. was a citizen of the United States at the time of Barack's birth, he would be a Natural Born Citizen.  Barack has said himself, his father was from Kenya.  That fact alone made him ineligible."

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Obama Could Use Natural Gas To Cripple Putin

by JASmius

Wow, I should really rethink that headline, given O's affinity for chili half-smokes.

Think of it more like what Charles Xavier said to Erik Lensherr as he was attempting to leave the CIA facility in X-Men First Class: "I won't stop you, Erik; I could....but I won't":

The United States could cripple Russia and Russian President Vladimir Putin if it started to export natural gas to Europe at a better price than what Russia is charging, says foreign policy expert Herb London.

"If you were President Obama looking at this situation seriously, you would say, 'you know what, we're going to start exporting natural gas at a price lower than what the Russians are presently charging,'" London told Ed Berliner on "MidPoint" on Newsmax TV Wednesday."

We can bring Putin to his knees on the natural gas question, and that is something that has to be given consideration," he said.



We've got more natural gas than the Russians do.  Heck, we've got more natural gas than we know what to do with.  And you know what?  It's clean energy.  We should be supplying the Euros with it anyway, just on general principles and a healthy level of greed.  But here it serves a strategic purpose as well as a means of applying genuine, real world coercive pressure on Vladimir Putin to get his proxies the hell out of Ukraine and retreat to the status quo ante.

Or at least, it could have four months ago.  Doing so now might have the same affect on the Russians as embargoing oil exports to Imperial Japan did in 1941....



....or not.  But that's the excuse you can count on Barack Obama offering up if it comes to that point.  It'd certainly sound better than his usual, tiresome greenstremist "fossil fuels are icky" boilerplate.

Cruz Urges House To Oppose Boehner Immigration Bill

by JASmius

....for some, but not all of the reasons they should:

Senator Ted Cruz will meet with a group of House Republicans to try to persuade them to oppose House Speaker John Boehner's immigration bill, set for a Thursday vote, the Washington Post reports....

Boehner's bill aims to make it easier to deport the tens of thousands of Central American children who have crossed the border from Mexico earlier this year.

Cruz's opposition to Boehner's plan lies in the fact that the speaker has declined to defund President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Child Arrivals [DACA] executive order.

Well, now.  That raises the question of why DACA, being blatantly illegal and unconstitutional, was ever funded in the first place, doesn't it?  The absolute least House Republicans could do is (there's that word again) defund it now.  Given that the public is on their side of this crisis by a better than four to one margin - with thousands-strong anti-illegal immigration protests taking place in Boston, Massachusetts, of all redneck strongholds - there is utterly no reason not to pull the fiscal plug on it.

But that is not the only reason they should do so.  For the plain, simple fact of the matter is that even if DACA is defunded, any monies that Congress appropriates will simply be redirected by the Obama Regime to start DACA back up again, along with the rest of their amnesty priorities, especially after Harry (G)Reid triples the funding and Boehner & Co. are vilified as anti-Latino mass-murderers-by-neglect.  The bottom line is, we cannot trust Barack Obama, we cannot trust Harry (G)Reid, we cannot trust any Democrat to be anything but what they are: perfidious, lying scoundrels who have declared open war on the country and us.  If O wants his amnesty subsidy, let his pen and phone conjure it up.

Or, to Shatnerize it, and in political terms.....



Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hollywood, Then & Now

by JASmius

From my friend George Meredith:

 
I  can only send this to people our age, since today's people don't have any idea who these men were and that's a pity. 

Sterling Hayden, US Marines and OSS. Smuggled guns into Yugoslavia and parachuted into Croatia.
 
James Stewart, US Army Air Corps. Bomber pilot who rose to the rank of General.
 
Ernest Borgnine, US Navy. Gunners Mate 1c, destroyer USS Lamberton.
 
Ed McMahon, US Marines. Fighter Pilot. (Flew OE-1 Bird Dogs over Korea as well.)
 
Telly Savalas, US Army.
 
Walter Matthau, US Army Air Corps., B-24 Radioman/Gunner and cryptographer.
 
Steve Forrest, US Army. Wounded, Battle of the Bulge.
 
Jonathan Winters, USMC. Battleship USS Wisconsin and Carrier USS Bon Homme Richard. Anti-aircraft gunner, Battle of Okinawa .
 
Paul Newman, US Navy Rear seat gunner/radioman, torpedo bombers of USS Bunker Hill
 
Kirk Douglas, US Navy. Sub-chaser in the Pacific. Wounded in action and medically discharged.
 
Robert Mitchum, US Army.
 
Dale Robertson, US Army. Tank Commander in North Africa under Patton. Wounded twice. Battlefield Commission.
 
Henry Fonda, US Navy. Destroyer USS Satterlee.
 
John Carroll, US Army Air Corps. Pilot in North Africa. Broke his back in a crash.
 
Lee Marvin US Marines. Sniper. Wounded in action on Saipan. Buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Sec. 7A next to Greg Boyington and Joe Louis.
 
Art Carney, US Army. Wounded on Normandy beach, D-Day. Limped for the rest of his life.
 
Wayne Morris, US Navy fighter pilot, USS Essex. Downed seven Japanese fighters.
 
Rod Steiger, US Navy. Was aboard one of the ships that launched the Doolittle Raid.
 
Tony Curtis, US Navy. Sub tender USS Proteus. In Tokyo Bay for the surrender of Japan .
 
Larry Storch, US Navy. Sub tender USS Proteus with Tony Curtis.
 
Forrest Tucker, US Army. Enlisted as a private, rose to Lieutenant.
 
Robert Montgomery, US Navy.
 
George Kennedy, US Army. Enlisted after Pearl Harbor, stayed in sixteen years.
 
Mickey Rooney , US Army under Patton. Bronze Star.
 
Denver Pyle, US Navy. Wounded in the Battle of Guadalcanal. Medically discharged.
 
Burgess Meredith, US Army Air Corps.
 
DeForest Kelley, US Army Air Corps.
 
Robert Stack, US Navy. Gunnery Officer.
 
Neville Brand, US Army, Europe. Was awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart.
 
Tyrone Power, US Marines. Transport pilot in the Pacific Theater.
 
Charlton Heston, US Army Air Corps. Radio operator and aerial gunner on a B-25, Aleutians .

 

Danny Aiello, US Army. Lied about his age to enlist at 16. Served three years.
 
James Arness, US Army. As an infantryman, he was severely wounded at Anzio, Italy.
 
Efram Zimbalist, Jr., US Army. Purple Heart for a severe wound received at Huertgen Forest.
 
Mickey Spillane, US Army Air Corps, Fighter Pilot and later Instructor Pilot.
 
Rod Serling, US Army, 11th Airborne Division in the Pacific. He jumped at Tagaytay in the Philippines and was later wounded in Manila.
 
Gene Autry, US Army Air Corps. Crewman on transports that ferried supplies over "The Hump" in the China-Burma-India Theater.
 
William Holden, US Army Air Corps.
 
Alan Hale Jr, US Coast Guard.
 
Harry Dean Stanton, US Navy. Battle of Okinawa.
 
Russell Johnson, US Army Air Corps. B-24 crewman who was awarded Purple Heart when his aircraft was shot down by the Japanese in the Philippines .
 
William Conrad, US Army Air Corps. Fighter Pilot.
 
Jack Klugman, US Army.
 
Frank Sutton, US Army. Took part in 14 assault landings, including Leyte, Luzon, Bataan and Corregidor.
 
Jackie Coogan, US Army Air Corps. Volunteered for gliders and flew troops and materials into Burma behind enemy lines.
 
Tom Bosley, US Navy.
 
Claude Akins, US Army. Signal Corps., Burma and the Philippines.
 
Chuck Connors, US Army. Tank-warfare instructor.
 
Harry Carey Jr., US Navy.
 
Mel Brooks, US Army. Combat Engineer. Saw action in the Battle of the Bulge.
 
Robert Altman, US Army Air Corps. B-24 Co-Pilot.
 
Pat Hingle, US Navy. Destroyer USS Marshall
 
Fred Gwynne, US Navy. Radioman.
 
Karl Malden, US Army Air Corps. 8th Air Force, NCO.
 
Earl Holliman. US Navy. Lied about his age to enlist. Discharged after a year when they Navy found out.
 
Rock Hudson, US Navy. Aircraft mechanic, the Philippines.
 
Harvey Korman, US Navy.
 
Aldo Ray, US Navy. UDT frogman, Okinawa.
 
Don Knotts, US Army, Pacific Theater.
 
Don Rickles, US Navy aboard USS Cyrene.
 
Harry Dean Stanton, US Navy. Served aboard an LST in the Battle of Okinawa.
 
Soupy Sales, US Navy. Served on USS Randall in the South Pacific.
 
Lee Van Cleef, US Navy. Served aboard a sub chaser then a mine sweeper.
 
Clifton James, US Army, South Pacific. Was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart.
 
Ted Knight, US Army, Combat Engineers.
 
Jack Warden, US Navy, 1
938-1942, then US Army, 1942-1945. 101st Airborne Division.
 
Don Adams, US Marines. Wounded on Guadalcanal, then served as a Drill Instructor.
 
James Gregory, US Navy and US Marines.
 
Brian Keith, US Marines. Radioman/Gunner in Dauntless dive-bombers.
 
Fess Parker, US Navy and US Marines. Booted from pilot training for being too tall, joined Marines as a radio operator.
 
Charles Durning, US Army. Landed at Normandy on D-Day. Shot multiple times. Awarded the Silver Star and Bronze Star and three Purple Hearts. Survived Malmedy Massacre.
 
Raymond Burr, US Navy. Shot in the stomach on Okinawa and medically discharged.
 
Hugh O' Brian, US Marines.
 
Robert Ryan, US Marines.
 
Eddie Albert, US Coast Guard. Bronze Star with Combat V for saving several Marines under heavy fire as pilot of a landing craft during the invasion of Tarawa.
 
Cark Gable, US Army Air Corps. B-17 gunner over Europe.
 
Charles Bronson, US Army Air Corps. B-29 gunner, wounded in action.
 
Peter Graves, US Army Air Corps.
 
Buddy Hackett, US Army anti-aircraft gunner.
 
Victor Mature, US Coast Guard.
 
Jack Palance, US Army Air Corps. Severely injured bailing out of a burning B-24 bomber.
 
Robert Preston, US Army Air Corps. Intelligence Officer.
 
Cesar Romero, US Coast Guard. Coast Guard. Participated in the invasions of Tinian and Saipan on the assault transport USS Cavalier.
 
Norman Fell, US Army Air Corps., Tail Gunner, Pacific Theater.
 
Jason Robards, US Navy. was aboard heavy cruiser USS Northampton when it was sunk off Guadalcanal. Also served on the USS Nashville during the invasion of the Philippines, surviving a kamikaze hit that caused 223 casualties.
 
Steve Reeves, US Army, Philippines.
 
Dennis Weaver, US Navy. Pilot.
 
Robert Taylor, US Navy. Instructor Pilot.
   
Randolph Scott, tried to enlist in the Marines but was rejected due to injuries sustained in US Army, World War 1.
   
Ronald Reagan, US Army. Was a 2nd Lt. in the Cavalry Reserves before the war. His poor eyesight kept him from being sent overseas with his unit when war came so he transferred to the Army Air Corps Public Relations Unit where he served for the duration.
 
John Wayne, declared "4F medically unfit" due to pre-existing injuries, he nonetheless attempted to volunteer three times (Army, Navy and Film Corps.) so he gets honorable mention.
 
And of course we have Audie Murphy, America 's most-decorated soldier, who became a Hollywood star as a result of his US Army service that included his being awarded the Medal of Honor.
     
Would someone please remind me again how many of today's Hollywood elite put their careers on hold to enlist in Iraq or Afghanistan?

 
The only one who even comes close was Pat Tillman, who turned down a contract offer of $3.6 million over three years from the Arizona Cardinals to enlist in the US Army after September, 11, 2001 and serve as a Ranger in Afghanistan, where he died in 2004. But rather than being lauded for his choice and his decision to put his country before his career, he was mocked and derided by many of his peers and the Left.
 

I submit to you that this is not the America today that it was seventy years ago. And I, for one, am saddened.
Well, at least there was Steve Rogers.  He wasn't too bad, for a "chorus girl".



BREAKING: House Votes To Sue Obama

by JASmius

Yay?

The House voted mostly along party lines Wednesday to authorize suing Barack Obama, which Republicans called a principled move to rein in an increasingly lawless president and Democrats and the White House dismissed as a taxpayer-financed political stunt.

The resolution adopted 225-201 would authorize a lawsuit against the president over his implementation of the [Una]ffordable Care[-Less] Act, with five Republicans joining all the Democrats in opposition — Paul Broun of Georgia, Steve Stockman of Texas, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Thomas Massie of Kentucky and Walter B. Jones of North Carolina.

GOP leaders plan to sue over his decision to delay the employer mandate without authorization from Congress.



A toothless act of institutional impotence, far more symbolic as that than as a rebuke of The One.  But then, so would be an impeachment inquiry.  The lawsuit simply does not have the backfire potential, which is why the White House has been working overtime to lump it in with the notion of impeachment as a frantic means of rousing the Donks' disgruntled nutroot base in the face of the onrushing electoral cataclysm bearing down upon Democrats just 97 days from now.

The question will be what House 'Pubbies do after their compatriots on the other side of the Capitol retake the Senate.  That would be the best time to move forward with impeachment, with the coast clear of immediate PR implications.  Oh, sure, O would be just as irremovable, and the case for impeachment no less unmakeable to the stuporous, impenetrably ignorant citizenry, no matter what Andy McCarthy may believe, all of which is why the White House is all but begging Speaker Boehner to pull the "I" trigger, but if House Republicans are ever going to try, after November 4th would be the time to do so.

Hard Starboard Radio: The Many Paths To American Collapse



The border crisis is government without consent of the governed, brought to us by King Hussein; Obama readying a[nother] "very significant" illegal, unconstitutional executive amnesty decree; Just call Obama and his Federal Reserve "Mr. Bubble"; How Obama's martial law gambit will work; How the United Nations can abolish the U.S. Constitution before Barack Obama can; and don't impeach Obama yet argues....Andy McCarthy?

The end is near and we're all RINOs now at 6PM Eastern/3PM Pacific.

"Progressive" Priorities

by JASmius

Whenever you're ready, Mr. President. That's some donkey! And: Let's ask Jane. All this - plus - all aboard the racist train!



Constitution Education: Douglas V. Gibbs

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In an effort to broaden the reach of my seminars and classes regarding the United States Constitution, I have launched a new website with all of the information people will need to know regarding my efforts, and how they can bring me in to host an event for their organization.

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"A well-instructed people alone can be permanently a free people." - James Madison

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Catholic League's Donohue To Obama: ‘Do Christian Lives Mean So Little To You?’

by JASmius

Obama to Catholic League's Donohue: "Yes!  They!  Do!"

Catholic League President Bill Donohue is slamming President Barack Obama for his statement commemorating the end of the Muslim Ramadan observance, saying Obama doesn't "stand with people of all faiths."

Obama's brief statement, issued earlier this week to send best wishes to Muslims during the Eid al-Fitr celebration, said that the observance reminds him and wife Michelle "of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy."

Note the tense of that last comment.  Indeed, Muslims are "building the very fabric of our nation" - it's called "Sharia".  And indeed, Muslims are "strengthening the core of our democracy" - like they did for Gaza's "democracy".

Note also that O is going out of his way to extol Islam at the very same time that ISIS is religiously "cleansing" Syria and Iraq of the remnants of their Christian populations, Hamas is continuing to attempt the ongoing massacre of Israeli civilians, and the Iranian mullahgarchy is preparing to bath the Holy Land in nuclear fire.

And ask yourself this: When has Barack Obama ever toasted the "many achievements and contributions" of Jewish or evangelical Christian Americans?  When has he said anything about "the people of the book" other than to sneer at and otherwise demonize them?


Donohue wrote on the Catholic League's website that Obama does not stand with all faiths while protecting human rights.

"As you speak, Christians are being beheaded all over the Middle East because they are Christians, and those carrying out this mass murder are doing so in the name of Islam,"  Donohue wrote. "Yet you continue to say and do absolutely nothing about these unspeakable crimes. Do Christian lives mean so little to you?"

Donohue said that when he types in the phrase "President Obama Speaks Out," or "Speaks Against," into Internet search engines, subjects such as "Trayvon Martin," "Kanye West," "Fox News," and "bullying" come up.

"I can search in vain to find you condemning the genocidal slaughter of Christians by Muslims," Donohue wrote. "Muslim terrorists are killing Jews in Israel and their representatives have pledged to wipe Jews off the face of the earth. Yet your administration spends most of its time lecturing Israelis to be patient. About what? Being bombed because they are Jews? Do Jewish lives mean so little to you?"

"Yes!  They!"....oh, you get the point.

I don't believe Barack Obama is a Muslim.  In order to be a Muslim, he'd have to worship the demon Allah, and O is supposed to be the object of everybody else's worship.  Or, in other words, he would never accept the demotion.  He is, rather, an anti-Semite and Christophobe who sees Muslims as a means to his own anti-Western ends.

I don't know if he minds being called a Muslim, but if he does, he has no one to blame for its but himself.

Not that he wouldn't blame others, but....oh, you get the....oh, never mind.

Fed's Easing Will Spark Inflation

by JASmius

Something a lot of us have been saying for - what?  The past five and a half years?  Sooner or later, when you have gushers more currency chasing around a stagnant or declining quantity of goods and services, higher prices have to be the result.  It didn't happen right away because, absent an economic shock, it takes time to ramp up upward general price momentum.  It took fifteen years for the inflationary spiral that LBJ's Great Society and the Fed's accompanying easy money policy ignited to goad the CPI and interest rates to double-digit levels, and a severe recession (which the monetary "fever" had been masking - sound familiar?) to bring them back down and under control, preparing the way for genuine supply side-driven growth.  Even the classic example of the 1923 Weimar hyperinflation, inflicted on post-World War I Germany by the Treaty of Versailles reparation requirements and Kaiser Wilhelm II's earlier decision to finance the war entirely by massive borrowing (again, sound familiar?), took several years to fully manifest itself.

Which ought to provide some historical perspective to the fact that U.S. inflation, dormant for over thirty years, has begun to reawaken after only five and a half years of Obama-driven monetary stimulation:

Inflation hawks warn that the Federal Reserve's massive stimulus program will accelerate price increases, and independent economist Bob Brusca says they're right.

The Fed has left its federal funds rate target at a record low of zero to 0.25% since December 2008. And its balance sheet has mushroomed to $4.4 trillion through quantitative easing.

"The Fed's balance sheet is huge," Brusca told CNBC. "I think they kept interest rates very low for a very long period of time."

The central bank probably won't recognize the inflation threat until it's too late, he said. "They think there's a lot of slack, and therefore when bad things happen, they don't believe it. And that's the problem. When bad things happen you have to believe it."

Again, preserving the value and integrity of the dollar is no longer the Fed's mission or Janet "Old" Yellen's job description.  Her mission is to keep the Obama Depression hidden from the public's collective consciousness and to keep "buying" federal debt to keep O's fiscal crazy train careening down the tracks completely out of control.  Or "shoveling wastepaper from one pile into another pile" to put it more colloquially, all to maintain the fiction that we're not broke and teetering on the edge of a catastrophic fiscal/economic implosion that will bring down the government, the country, and the global economy at a time when the geopolitical stage is already aflame.

Sounds like the ultimate crisis, doesn't it?

I'll ask again (at the risk of infringing on Samuel L. Jackson's Capitol One gimmick): Still think Barack Obama is "in over his head"?

Immigration: Democrats Go Off The Deep End

By Douglas V. Gibbs

There are two things about the liberal left progressive commie Democrats that never change.

1: They attack fiercest what they fear the most.

2: Once they think they have an issue conquered, it becomes a shark-like feeding frenzy.

The Democrats believe they have conquered illegal immigration, that it is their issue (even though 77% of Americans say deport the illegals, and 82% say secure the border).  They believe most of America agrees with them, and if you don't, as with any other issue, opposition becomes targets for labels of bigotry, racism, and refusal to protect the children.  But now, they have gone even further. . . because now they are using time honored patriotic American ideas to push through their agenda to gain more voters, while simultaneously putting in place a piece of their Cloward-Piven Strategy, which includes destroying the American System as it was created, and changing the demographics of America to ensure they remain in power in perpetuity.

Remember, the liberal left politicians do not care about what is best for America.  What they want is what is best for their power and wealth.  Their agenda, as a collective, comes before anything else.  They believe welcoming illegal aliens, flooding the country with unsustainable numbers, overwhelming the welfare system, and bankrupting hospitals is what is best for their agenda. . . and they do it under the guise of humanitarianism, feelings, and now. . . patriotism.

Chaos is their friend, and crisis allows them to do things they normally couldn't do.

Now for the artificial patriotism.

Nancy Pelosi, member of Congress, and the former Speaker of the House, has proclaimed that not only is the border crisis a humanitarian issue, but that "We are all Americans."  And if we are all Americans, then of course the next thing she uttered was, "We cannot have deportation without representation."

Almost sounds like a revolutionary cry, doesn't it?  Does she think Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and James Madison would support this madness?

Of course she does.

Let me get this straight.  If you break into my house, and you demand that I give you my food, clothe you, expose myself to your illness, and let you sleep under my roof, the fact that you broke the law breaking in in the first place should not only be set aside, but you are supposed to also become as much a member of my household as I am?

Ridiculous.

The pieces are in place.  The Democrats have demonized impeachment by attacking it squarely, which means it will now never happen, and they have reduced the health and national security issue involving gang members and terrorists of illegal immigration to a humanitarian crisis that must be approached with love and respect because the border crossers are poor little children escaping as refugees.

Never mind what the truth really is.  Never mind that after a visit down south a Congressman saw no war-torn conditions that warrants the illegals being called refugees.  A large segment of the poor little children are actually teenage gang members covered in tattoos often doing the bidding of the drug cartels, and a large percentage of the illegal aliens are from North Africa or the Middle East and that as this is happening groups like ISIS and al Qaeda hunger for jihad in America.


One democrat has gone so far as to say that letting this flood of people into our country and legalizing them will reduce the deficit.

In what economic universe is that true?  The vast majority of these people are determined to latch on to our food stamps and welfare system.  They are seeking free health care, free food, free housing, and anything else they can get for free - because they have been told they are entitled to it. . . and many of them think they are also in a war, taking the land back from the white man.

We already have a massive amount of people seeking work, and you are going to add an unconfirmed number of unemployed, homeless people to that list?  And yet, in somebody's fantasyland it is believed that would "reduce" our deficit?

Immediately, I think to myself, "Are these people mad?"

No, they have an agenda, and the truth is not their concern.  The destruction of our system is not a concern.  In fact, that is the plan.  It is all about agenda, not about what is good for America.

The United States is but a tool, an international tool for a worldwide agenda. . . which is why the United Nations is getting involved, and is working with the Democrats to abolish our sovereignty as a nation, and ultimately to override, and abolish, our Constitution.

Working with the internationalists, communists, and other anti-American organizations and people, President Obama is even considering making sure he doesn't have to deal with the public on this issue by flying the illegal aliens into the United States on your tax dollars, so that those poor people don't have to deal with the trip, and having to cross the border.  And Obama doesn't plan to run that by Congress, either.  He has decided that he must now use his "executive powers" (unconstitutional powers) to override Congress, ignore the people, and force his Executive Amnesty into place. . . whether you like it, or not.

In the end, immigration is not unlike any other issue.  The ultimate goal is not what we see on the surface.  The goal is not about immigration, birth control, abortion, marriage, gun control, health care, or anything else you can throw on the bonfire.  In the end, the aim is the same with all of those issues.  Federal control over local issues.  Forcing the federal government's will upon the communities of the United States, and upon the individuals of this country, whether they like it or not, in order to establish a larger realm of federal supremacy, and ultimately, an unbreakable oligarchy run by a ruling elite that believes they know more about your life than you.  Freedom must be sacrificed, they will tell you, for a little security.  And they are the ones who understand what is best for you.  Submit.  Obey.  Be conquered.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary





SENATE DEMS TRY TO REVIVE AMNESTY... - Daily Caller







Asks Obama To Deport... - CBS Washington

Smugglers rip holes in fence... - Washington Times

Could Ebola sneak across? - World Net Daily

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Corona Constitution Class: Executive Branch

Posted by Douglas V. Gibbs

Tuesday's Corona Constitution Class will be discussing the Executive Branch!

Article II of the United States Constitution establishes the Executive Branch. Learn about the authorities granted to the President, and where he is supposed to be limited. Join us at 6:00 pm at AllStar Collision, 522 Railroad Street in Corona near the Main Street/Grand Avenue intersection.

Blessings,

Douglas Gibbs
Constitution Radio
www.politicalpistachio.com
www.douglasvgibbs.com

Obama: "Russia Is Isolating Itself From the World"

by JASmius

Barack Obama speaks about new U.S. sanctions against Russia.



Closing the screen door, not the barn door, after the horse is the glue on a geezer's first grade macaroni sculpture project.  But, assuming these are real sanctions on Russia's real military, energy, and financial sectors, than I suppose the phrase "better late than never" would apply.

But to what end?  This is the minimum that we could have done four months ago that might have had an actual deterrent effect on Vladimir Putin's decision-making process.  Instead we gave him free victory after free victory, which rallied the Russian people behind him into a patriotic frenzy (80+% approval ratings, which not even The One himself has ever enjoyed here) and emboldened him past the point where any action short of direct military confrontation is going to even get the Czar's attention, and even then he would be convinced that we would break and run at the first armed clash.  More Obamunist babbling of "sanctions" and "international isolation" are going to do nothing to forcibly adjust that mindset.  Indeed, even if O underwent a personality transmutation, or Zombie Reagan possessed his body, and he did do a genuine 180, his actions to date would have completely destroyed any conceivable hawkish credibility.  That would have to wait for a new POTUS, and there is highly unlikely ever to be one.

There is a historical parallel to this pattern of risible sanctions encouraging escalating enemy aggression followed by serious sanctions that triggered a direct enemy attack on the United States.  That would be FDR's bungling of Imperial Japan's rising ambitions in East Asia and the Western Pacific in the late 1930s, the end result being the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941.  I'd rather not contemplate what a Russian sneak attack in the early twenty-first century would look like, because it's actual all too abundantly clear.



You know the other way of saying "Russia is isolating itself from the world"?  "Russia is conquering the world".  A long process, but one for which "President" Putin is irretrievably convinced he has all the time he needs, and then some.

Hard Starboard Radio: JASmius Echo Syndrome Becomes Deafening



Obama demands that Israel accept "immediate, unconditional" surrender to Hamas and "strengthen the Palestinian Authority," and he's got the entire United Nations behind him; All of a sudden, the rest of the Right (including Rush Limbaugh) is waking up to what I've been saying for months: Barack Obama lusts after his own impeachment as a means of crushing the GOP once and for all; and full, complete, total, coast-to-coast, 100% amnesty-by-executive decree is incoming - will Republicans be stupid enough to take the bait?

Sooner or later, EVERYBODY will agree with me at 6PM Eastern/3PM Pacific.

You're welcome.

Knock-out Game: Black on White Violence

By Douglas V. Gibbs

The race riots have begun.  The Black Panthers have gotten their wish.  Racist violence in order to create even more division has begun. . . by design.  Barack Obama is at the center of the blame.  He understands that culture is politics, division creates crisis, and during times of crisis the government can do things that the citizens would not normally allow them to do.

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama constantly call out the "racists" for their opposition.  Obama's minions have called any opposition to Obama's policies actions rooted in racism.  President Obama, according to his supporters, has been a Constitutional Lawyer, Constitutional Professor, and a Constitutional Lecturer, but in reality, his only ties to the Constitution is lecturing on how to use the 14th Amendment to promote racial division.

While in a conversation with someone about the Constitution, discussing various philosophies, and how political systems other than the American System are not compatible with the Constitution, a woman that overheard our conversation asked me, "So you are an expert on the Constitution?"

"I'd like to think so," I quipped, without going into the list of classes I teach, or events I speak at.

"Oh," she said with a smile, "then you must be thrilled that we finally have a President that is a constitutional scholar."

I must have had a look of horror on my face after the final word escaped her lips, because her smile quickly turned into a frown.

"Understand," I told her, "that Barack Obama would like to think he's an expert on the Constitution.  However, first of all his understanding of it is in the realm of Case Law, which is not the proper interpretation of the document, and second, his lectures at the University of Chicago were centered around the 14th Amendment, and how to use the Constitution to create racial division."

When conservatives complain about Barack Obama, and tell me that they wished Obama understood the Constitution, I usually say back to them, "Oh, he knows it.  He just doesn't like it."

Obama's college lectures always centered on racism, and Obama taught that in America, racism has been institutionalized.  There is no escaping it, unless a race war forces the white man into obedience.

During a radio program I was participating in, a person in the chat room wrote, "Kill Whitey."

I responded, on the air, "To the person in the chat room with the Kill Whitey title, don't you think that is racist?"

The chat room participant, without bothering calling into the show to respond to my accusation, typed, "Only white people can be racist."

Such is the general opinion of a vast array of minorities.  Only white people can be racist, and to be racist against white people is not only not racist, but to a massive swathe of the members of the minority groups, racist actions against whites are courageous, noble, and expected.

Before my parents moved to Corona, when I was a young child, we lived in North Long Beach, an area now dominated by blacks, but an area that was pretty much an even distribution between white, black and Hispanic when I lived there.  I learned early that the black culture is largely based on tradition, and cultural anomalies that were inserted very long ago.  In the black community, the history of slavery in America is a festering sore, irritated constantly by those who use racism as a means of profit.  Reverend Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are among those that foster racism, pointing fingers at whites for being racist based on their skin color, and like Obama in his lectures, has convinced the black community that racism has been institutionalized in the United States, and because of the presence of racism there is no hope to move up in America. . . so the black segment of the population is doomed to poverty, and government assistance.

Anger is taught.  Hate is taught.  The black community has been conditioned to hate and despise the white segment of the population.  The belief that because racism is institutionalized, and because whites are all still racist and every decision they make is because of the color of the skin on the black person's body, retaliation against that racism is not racism.  Reverse racism, as some may call it, is a person simply acting in defense for the centuries of the evil institution of racism (largely through slavery) perpetrated against blacks.

Never mind that blacks enslaved whites.  Never mind that while slavery was eliminated in white-dominated countries, it still exists in African nations.  Never mind that the first official record of a slave owner in America was a black man, who had both black and white slaves, by the name of Antonio Johnson.  Never mind that it was whites who created the NAACP to help with the advancement of the black community.  Never mind that it was white republicans that proposed, and supported the Civil Rights Act of 1964, while it was the democrats who now conveniently claim to be in the corner of the blacks, that filibustered against it.

The anger is fomented by those who choose to keep racism in the dialogue so that they may profit from it.  The charge of racism is always accompanied by statements from two of the most incendiary provocateurs in the race-baiting business, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.  These men are a pair of black leaders (self-proclaimed leaders) who dare call themselves "Reverend." These race hustlers live large with no visible means of support except for the "donations" they receive, and that support they get is from their claim that they stand with African-Americans in their battle to beat down the racism in this nation.  They are charlatans that work very hard to keep racism in the American narrative, because racism is their bread and butter.

When a black woman falsely charged that she had been raped by three white Duke University lacrosse players, the pair of race-baiters were there in North Carolina to cash in, calling it a clear case of racism.  It turned out to be a clear case of fraud by the alleged victim.

As long as they can keep racism alive, these con-artists can stuff cash into their coffers.

It is men like Obama, Al Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson that are to blame for the increase in racism against whites in America.

Several years ago, Sharpton claimed that blacks cannot be racists because they don't have the power to support discrimination and subjugation in the system.  The black youth has bought into that madness, and now are conducting a race war in the guise of the Knock-out Game, largely because of the rantings of the three black racists, Barack Obama, Al Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson.

The black leadership and Democrat Party have institutionalized racism for their own profit, using a strategy to limit free speech for one segment of society, while giving unlimited license to the other. We have the Congressional Black Caucus, Miss Black USA Contest, Black Entertainment Television, and the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice.  If the table was turned, and you inserted the word "white" in the place of "black," would these organizations not be considered racist?

The white man, according to the race-baiting leftists, is the enemy, and must be taught a lesson for the history of racism they have perpetrated upon the blacks.

With the emergence of technology, and the expansion of the availability of information and video online, comes the opportunity for the angry to show their anger to an eager audience that shuns good news, and rubber-necks to see the grisly.  Videos have cropped up of black teen mobs rampaging through stores, and targeting victims.  The mobs of black teens, however, mostly attack white victims, and target white businesses.

Through all of that evolved the Knockout Game, a brutal racial activity that takes the race war to a personal, individual level.

The Knockout Game, according to the police, involves "unprovoked attacks on innocent bystanders."  It is "normally" a group of black males striking as hard as they can in the face of a victim, in an attempt to knock out the victim with one punch.  The victims are usually not robbed.  The attacks are committed with no provocation.

There is no concern over whether or not the attacks kill the victim.  The only consistency, or pattern, is that the Knockout Game is usually black attackers on a white victim.  The victim is often an older person walking alone.

Media outlets tend to fail to report the racial aspect of the attacks. After all, blacks can't be racist, remember?  Sharpton said so.

Of course, on the rare occasions the Knockout Game is played by a white against a black, the white man is automatically charged with a hate crime.  If a white does it, it must be racism.  If a black does it, it can't be.

The games encourage racism to be committed by young blacks, who have been conditioned to believe it is okay, because blacks can't be racist, and the whites have it coming to them for centuries of institutionalized racism.

And the race war being waged by the players of the Knockout Game creates division, and presents a "general" image of blacks that is not true.  Most blacks are not the angry black youth going out there to "kill whitey."  A large segment of the black population is not racist, and this crap angers these people.  A portion of the black community are conservatives, and these folks are sickened by the propaganda that the Democrat Party spews regarding racism in America.

People like Obama, and the race-baiting reverends, are in part to blame for the Black on White violence of the Knockout Game, and the racial division in America being encouraged.  The media is complicit, quick to point out race in stories where the black is a victim, but reluctant to report on race when a black is the perpetrator.  And honestly, I don't think the stories should be reported based on race, but on the same token, let's not ignore the obvious racial component in regards to the Knockout Games.  Let's not ignore that racial division exists, and it exists by design because the liberal left Democrats needs it to be in existence in order to maintain their power.

The liberal media refuses to recognize the racial component of the Knockout Games, and then condemns any conservative outlet for mentioning race at all. The liberal left dismisses the concerns regarding the racial component of Knockout Games, because they know that culture directly influences politics, and in the end, racial violence is good for the power, and wealth, of the liberal left politicians.

Racism is a tool, to these people.  They have used it to paint all Republicans as raging racists, and the average person knows that racism is evil. . . so, if the Republicans, and Tea Party folk, are all a bunch of racists, then who would vote for them?  Even if the Democrat is a complete idiot, the average voter would rather vote for incompetence over evil.

The Knockout Game must be seen in the context of what it is: black-on-white violence in America.  The reality of it all must be addressed, and the truth is that black-on-white violence is not only a social problem that deserves more attention, but that it is being encouraged, by design, by a leftist political ideology specifically for the reason of creating division, creating crisis, and demonizing their opponents as being the reason for racism in America (when the truth is the exact opposite).

The cause behind the emergence of the Knockout Game is not boredom, as some have suggested, or the need for these kids to prove their toughness. The cause is deeper than that.  The cause is that an entire people have been convinced that government dependency, poverty, and being beat down by "the man" is all they can hope for in America, and if it will ever have a chance of getting better, the white man must be beaten down.  Until that lie is exposed as being a grand deception, and the black community realizes that the Democrats are not their friends, but are holding them down, holding them hostage, and holding them back from grabbing a hold of the American Dream with their policies of government dependency, the problem of black anger, and racism against whites, will remain.  In fact, with the strategies of labeling opposition to the liberal left as being a bunch of racists in place right now, and the complicit media jumping on board the band wagon, the problem will predictably get worse, and next the games will evolve into armed conflicts.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary






Knockout Game - Violence Against Whites



Obama Regime Knew Some ObamaCare Subsidies Illegal

by JASmius

This is news?:

The recent ruling by the D.C. Circuit that the implementation of Obamacare is illegal has uncovered the possibility that the Obama administration was aware of this all along, Politico Magazine reported.

The Halbig v. Burwell lawsuit ruled that the [Una]ffordable Care[-Less] Act does not allow for Obamacare to provide subsidized health insurance for the 5 million Americans living in the thirty-six states using the federal healthcare website, healthcare.gov.

Instead, the legislation stipulated that subsidies would be extended only to those who enroll through an exchange "established by a state."

The administration, including Jonathan Gruber, who helped craft the ACA legislation, has insisted since the ruling that Congress never intended to withhold subsidies from residents of states that did not choose to set up their own exchanges.

Gruber, an MIT economist, described the ruling as "implausible," "screwy," "nutty," and "stupid."

But a 2012 video has since surfaced indicating that Gruber told an audience, "If you're a state and you don't set up an exchange, that means your citizens don't get their tax credits."

Another 2012 recording has also emerged of Gruber making similar comments, both of which may have been an attempt to try to "squeeze" the states into establishing their own exchanges, according to Politico.

Politico said Gruber's 2012 comments "demolish" the administration's case against Halbig.

"When the chief architect of the [Affordable Care Act] admits it withholds tax credits in uncooperative states, that establishes that the plaintiffs' interpretation of the statute in Halbig was not only plausible but that it had currency among the law's authors," Politico said.

It's no more complicated than this, folks: In the euphoria of the first biennium of O's rule, the Obamunist Left thought that all fifty-seven states would be slobberingly eager to sign up and create their own exchanges, and if any state poobahs failed to do so, those states' citizens would rise up in rabidly raging rebellion against them and demand that they reverse their seditious conduct and get with the program.  Which is why O-Care was specifically written to provide federal subsidies exclusively to O-Care policies purloined on "state exchanges".  They never imagined it possible that nearly three quarters of the states would refuse to play ball and make the Regime do almost all the exchange work itself.  Which is why The One had his IRS legislate the rule that the D.C. Circuit struck down in Halbig allowing subsidies on healthcare.gov policies as well.  They knew that the walls would come a-tumblin' down otherwise, so they just re-wrote that portion of the UCLA themselves.  They knew it was "illegal"; they just didn't give a bleep.

Hell, it's not like King Hussein hasn't done this sort of thing dozens of other times, and won't now simply re-decree the stricken IRS rule.  Remember, in the minds of Obamunists, "illegal" means anything that goes against the will of Barack Hussein Obama.  Which means, all of us are officially "illegal".  Except the "illegals," of course; they're officially "refugees".  Or "citizens," if O ever rouses himself from his slugger to cut to the proverbial "fundamental transformation" chase.  Which means they'll get all the federal O-Care subsidies, of course.

Islamic State Round-Up, Mass Executions

by JASmius

This is happening while the world attacks Israel, and tens of thousands of Muslims around the world demonstrate in what can only be called death marches calling for the genocide of the Jews. The Islamic State is waging jihad war across the Middle East — slaughtering en masse in the most brutal and vicious ways imaginable, but it is the  besieged Jews who spark outrage and condemnation.

The Islamic State is met with silence. Where are the Muslim marches? Where are the UN resolutions?

It’s worse than that. The Islamic State is holding rallies in Europe. No counter protest. No media outrage. How is it even legal for an Islamic  terrorist organization like the Islamic State to openly rally on the streets of a European city while good, decent men like Geert Wilders or Lars Hedegaard are brought up charges of racism and hate speech for opposing jihad?

Silence in the face of jihad is horrible enough, but to attack those defending themselves from this scourge is unfathomable.

Israel is defending itself  from this ideology, from this very same enemy. Watch the video.

This is the poison fruit of Obama’s catastrophic foreign policy in the Middle East in Africa. Iraq has deteriorated into a terror state, as has Libya — two of Obama’s crowning achievements.



"The Real Unemployment Rate Is At Least 18%"

by JASmius

About this "Obama economic recovery" that's been shimmering just out of reach for the past five years....



That's also the loudest manure chant Peter Morici has ever heard - or chanted himself:


The Labor Department on Friday is expected to report the economy added 235,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate remained steady at 6.1%, but that hardly tells the story.

No; but this does....



The jobless rate may be down from its recession peak of 10%, but much of this results from adults, discouraged by the lack of decent job openings, have quit altogether. They are neither employed nor looking for work.
For the record, I am not employed, dropped off the unemployment rolls a month and a half ago and into Obamalimbo, but I'm still looking for work.  Call me a "disgruntled worker".  Or "disgusted".  Either fits.

Only about half of the drop in the adult participation rate may be attributed to the Baby Boom generation reaching retirement age. Lacking adequate resources to retire, a larger percentage of adults over 65 are working than before the recession.

That percentage will be...well, I was going to say "100% before too much longer," but then I realized the absurdity of what I was about to say.  And that doesn't even take ObamaCare death panels into account.

Many Americans who would like full time jobs are stuck in part-time positions, because businesses can hire desirable part-time workers to supplement a core of permanent, full-time employees, but at lower wages. And Obamacare’s employer health insurance mandates will not apply to workers on the job less than 30 hours a week.

Sounds almost as if it's an intentionally designed system, doesn't it?

Here's an eye-opening tidbit:

The economy has created only about 6 million new jobs during the Bush-Obama years....

....all of them under Bush, of course....

....whereas the comparable figure during the Reagan-Clinton period was about 40 million. A recent study by the Center for Immigration Studies indicates that virtually all the new jobs created since 2000 went to immigrants, whereas none were created for native-born Americans.

Think that trend is going to be interrupted any time soon?

And now, to the punchline:

Adding in discouraged adults who say they would begin looking for work if conditions were better, those working part-time but say they want full time work, and the effects of immigration, the unemployment rate becomes about 15%—and that is a lower bound estimate.

Many young people are being duped both by unscrupulous for profit, post-secondary institutions — as well as accredited colleges and universities with low admission standards—to enroll in useless programs. They would likely be in the labor force now but for easy access to federally sponsored loans and will end up heavily in debt.

Adding in these students, the real unemployment rate among U.S. citizens and permanent residents is at least 18%.

A fact which, if there is a 2016 election, if it is allowed to be even semi-legitimate, and if there are enough American voters left to elect Scott Walker as the 45th POTUS along with a Tea Party-ish House and Senate to begin sifting through the wreckage of the Obama cataclysm, will be on the front page of every newspadd and the lead story of every network evening propagandacast every day, indefinitely, and will only have begun at noon EST on January 20th, 2017.

Welcome to the "Walker Depression," gentles.  If we're lucky.


John McCain's CREST ACT: Does it Criminalize Murrieta Style Protests?

By Douglas V. Gibbs

First, I want to say that the first thing we need to do to stem the tide of illegal immigration is to secure the border.  If we don't secure the border, all other attempts to slow down the flow of illegal immigration will largely be a moot point.  The Constitution demands that we secure the border, and common sense reveals that we must secure the border first.

However, that all said, let's address a bill proposed, and supported by, Republicans, that the GOP believes would be a great help in alleviating the problem of illegal immigration at hand.

We have this funny little thing called the First Amendment, which enumerates the right to peaceably assemble and petition the government for a redress of grievances, and that should not be hindered in any way.

The CREST ACT, I was originally led to believe, would disallow by law the protests we saw in Murrieta, and criminalize any action by any border patrol agent (including letting us know if planes or buses are on their way) that may be considered assistance to the protests.

The bill was proposed by the Arizona Senators, including John McCain.

The bill, I originally thought, is bad enough, we expect bills like this from the democrats.  But republicans?  This is what I mean when I separate the GOP into two distinct groups, calling the problem in the Republican Party the Establishment Republicans.

I firmly believe that the problem is the good ol' boys of the establishment side of things are in the majority, and if we are to turn this country around, conservatives, constitutionalists, need to conduct a hostile takeover of the GOP.  If we don't throw the leftists in the party out on their heels, we will not get this country back under control.

I have been calling for, and still call for, a hostile takeover of the Republican Party, a convention of States, and a return of local control over local issues largely accomplished by citizens being active in their local politics.  That is how you turn America around.  The difficulty in all of this is that it seems like the establishment (in both parties) is doing what it can to keep us from protecting our rights, and turning this country back towards being a constitutional republic.  This is not just some political disagreement.  When politicians seek to use their power to force their will upon us, and take away our rights to disagree, it is war.

This is what I received regarding the CREST ACT, originally, by email and on various websites - this specifically from a website called USA Carry:

Proposed McCain bill would criminalize Murietta/Vassar patriots….

This is a discussion on Proposed McCain bill would criminalize Murietta/Vassar patriots…. within the Politics forums, part of the Main Category category; John McCain Strikes again with the introduction of the CREST Act, which hires 150 more attorneys to represent "unaccompanied refugee ...

(A) IN GENERAL.—Chapter 27 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

‘‘§ 556. Unlawfully hindering immigration, border, or
customs controls

‘‘(a) ILLICIT SPOTTING.—Any person who knowingly transmits to another person the location, movement, or activities of any Federal, State, or tribal law enforcement agency with the intent to further a Federal crime relating to United States immigration, customs, controlled substances, agriculture, monetary instruments, or other border controls shall be fined under title 18, United States Code, imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both.

‘‘(b) DESTRUCTION OF UNITED STATES BORDER CONTROLS.—Any person who knowingly and without lawful authorization destroys, alters, or damages any fence, barrier, sensor, camera, or other physical or electronic device deployed by the Federal Government to control the border or a port of entry, or otherwise seeks to construct, excavate, or make any structure intended to defeat, circumvent or evade any such fence, barrier, sensor camera, or other physical or electronic device deployed by the Federal Government to control the border or a port of entry —  ‘‘(1) shall be fined under title 18, United States Code, imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both; and  ‘‘(2) if, at the time of the offense, the person uses or carries a firearm or, in furtherance of any such crime, possesses a firearm [such as happened in Vassar, MI, when they protested the possible use of a facility to house UACs - added], shall be fined under title 18, United States Code, imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both.  ‘‘(c) CONSPIRACY AND ATTEMPT.—Any person who attempts or conspires to violate subsection (a) or (b) shall be punished in the same manner as a person who completes a violation of such subsection.’’

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Then I did a little more digging.

According to the Tucson News Now website:

CREST SUMMARY

Amends the Trafficking Victims Prevention Act (TVPA) to increase repatriation of unaccompanied alien children (UACs) from non-contiguous countries.

The CREST Act requires UACs from non-contiguous countries be given the same treatment as those from Mexico and Canada with respect to the option of voluntarily returning to their own country.

In addition, keeping in place the existing screenings, the CREST Act reforms the TVPA to require expedited removal of all undocumented immigrants that are stopped at the border attempting to enter the United States illegally, allowing law enforcement to return them to their home countries within days as opposed months or years.

Requires mandatory detention of UAC until their cases are fully adjudicated.

This Act requires UAC to be under the custody of CBP or HHS until they are repatriated or their immigration cases have arrived at an outcome that allows them to remain in the U.S. Exceptions are made for non-federal custody in cases where the UAC is found to be a victim of trafficking, has special needs, or severe physical or mental health needs. In those cases, they can be released to a biological parent that is legally present in the U.S., has submitted to a biometric criminal history check, is willing to face fines for a failure to appear in immigration court, and a safety and suitability study has been completed.

Increases the number of immigration judges to hear cases and create a separate immigration docket to hear the cases of juveniles.
The CREST Act authorizes the hiring of 100 temporary immigration judges, 150 new immigration litigation attorneys in the ICE Field of Legal Operations, and 100 new asylum offices to reduce immigration case backlogs.

The Act prioritizes the swift resolution of cases involving unaccompanied minor children by requiring the creation of a separate juvenile docket in every immigration court in the United States and requiring the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security to bring a resolution to immigration cases, from the issuance of a notice to appear through the exhaustion of appeals, within thirty days.

Increases the number of refugee applications by up to 5,000 for each of El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala.
This CREST Act requires the administration to carry out in-country processing of refugee applications in these countries and provides funding for the Refugee, Asylum, and International Operations at USCIS to fulfill these requirements.

Conditions foreign aid on countries’ efforts to secure their borders.

This Act requires the President to certify that Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador are doing everything they can to prevent the illegal migration of unaccompanied minors or risk losing foreign aid assistance and assist in the repatriation of their citizens.

Increase penalties for human smuggling.

The CREST Act increases penalties for those engaging in human smuggling, including the smuggling of unaccompanied minors.
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Okay, except for the part of buying into the "refugee" argument, which is a load of crap and is simply a ploy being used by the Left to tug on heartstrings, the bill doesn't seem so bad after all.

So what is the truth?

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Jeff Flake, the other Arizona Republican Senator to introduce this bill, had the following from a news article on his website:

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) today formally introduced the Children Returning on an Expedited and Safe Timeline Act (CREST Act), which addresses the mounting humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, where tens of thousands of unaccompanied children (UAC) are being apprehended as they illegally cross into the United States.

“This legislation attends to the urgent humanitarian crisis on the border today while also addressing with the root of the problem, deterring future flows of unaccompanied children making the long and dangerous journey north,” said McCain. “This crisis will continue until the parents who paid thousands of dollars to smuggle their children north to the United States see plane-loads of them landing back at home – their money wasted.”

“While President Obama should be doing more to halt the flow of unaccompanied minors crossing the border, Congress also needs to step up,”
said Flake. “The McCain-Flake CREST Act would both stem the present tide and prevent future waves of children from making the dangerous journey north.”
In addition to Senators McCain and Flake, the bill is co-sponsored by Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Jim Inhofe (R-OK).
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Then I read the text of the bill itself, and received a little "context."  The hysteria surrounding this bill that says the CREST ACT criminalizes Murrieta Style Protests is not entirely accurate.  The context of the language used is not directed towards protesters, but against the illegal aliens, and those that assist them in coming into the United States illegally.  Plus, the bill tries to address a very serious problem when it comes to the illegal immigration debate, and is for the most part in line with Congressman Ken Calvert's bill, H.R. 5079.

Let me explain.

The buses were arriving in Murrieta every 72 hours, and that clock was based on the time it takes to process the illegal aliens.  By law, minor children from non-contiguous countries could not be rapidly processed and sent back home in 48 hours like their Mexican counterparts.  The hearings of OTMs (Other Than Mexicans) were backlogged, and the processing was more time-consuming than the process it takes to deport Mexicans.  Since illegals are still allowed due process, and hearings for these people from non-contiguous countries could not be conducted within 72 hours, and the maximum legal time for holding someone without a hearing is 72 hours, the people had to be released with a piece of paper telling them to report back later to a border patrol station or ICE facility for their hearing.  And, of course, 95-98 percent of the illegals never reported back for their hearing.

The Senate bill by McCain and Flake, and the House bill by Calvert, are designed to address that problem, to strike the non-contiguous designation out of our laws, and treat these people no different than Mexican illegals.  The Senate bill calls for hiring more judges to handle this influx of people at the border, something I suggested we need to do during my interview on NPR, so that we can perform their hearings rapidly, so that they can then be deported as a result of being found guilty of violating the law by crossing the border illegally.  The Senate and House bills are a direct challenge to the 2008 law signed by President George W. Bush that created the special designation of "non-contiguous" allegedly in order to help curb human trafficking, and deal with the problem of the non-contiguous countries refusing to take their people back.

Could this bill, once it becomes law, be used in the way the hysteria suggests?

I don't think so.  Then again, I put nothing past the federal government.  However, before we start believing hysteria, we have to investigate, we have to know what we are talking about, otherwise, the opposition will use our hysterics against us, and label us even more so with the things they love to label us with. . . extreme, racist, dumb, and whatever else they can pull from their evil bag of tricks.

Let's be smart about this.  Let's be informed, and message our commentary in ways that it reveals that we understand the reality behind these issues, and we understand how to carry out our intentions based on the rule of law.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Proposed McCain bill would criminalize Murrieta/Vassar Patriots - USA Carry

U.S. Senators from AZ introduce CREST ACT addressing Border Crisis - Tucson News Now

CREST ACT - Flake.Senate.gov

Ken Calvert Seeks to Close Illegal Immigration Loophole - Political Pistachio