Obama Rewarding Terror

Posted on July 25th, 2014
Hamas ceasefire by Rick McKee, The Augusta Chronicle

By Ed Lasky

Hamas builds tunnels and rockets to kidnap and kill Jews, has a charter that calls for the killing of all Jews wherever they live, launches missile attacks against Israelis, uses UNWRA facilities to hide rockets, spreads anti-Semitism and claims of war crimes against Israel, has become unpopular in Gaza, and is losing support in Egypt and the Arab world.  And now the US wants to reward and rescue them with a vast influx Read More »

Illegal Immigration And Gangs: Someday Our Cities Will Burn Because We Didn’t Protect Our Borders

Posted on July 25th, 2014
Latin Kings by Javier Ramirez

By Michael Snyder

Did you know that the number of illegal immigrants that enter Texas each week is greater than the number of babies being born to citizens of that state?  The mainstream media is shining the spotlight very brightly on all of the children that are coming over, and there is a reason for that.  They are trying to tug on our heartstrings.  But there is another part of the story Read More »

More Informative Links for July 25, 2014

Posted on July 25th, 2014

Obama Administration Knew Islamic State Was Growing But Did Little to Counter It - Merced Sun Star  …  Like the rest of the world, the U.S. government appeared to have been taken aback last month when Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, fell to an offensive by jihadis of the Islamic State that triggered the collapse of five Iraqi army divisions and carried the extremists to the threshold of Baghdad. A review of the record shows, however, that the Obama administration wasn’t surprised at all. In congressional testimony as far back as November, U.S. diplomats and intelligence officials made clear that the United States had been closely tracking the al Qaida spinoff since 2012, when it enlarged its operations from Iraq to civil war-torn Syria.”

The testimony raises an obvious question: If the Obama administration had such early warning of the Islamic State’s ambitions, why, nearly two months after the fall of Mosul, is it still assessing what steps, if any, to take to halt the advance of Islamist extremists who threaten U.S. allies in the region and have vowed to attack Americans? In fresh testimony before Congress this week, McGurkrevealed that the administration knew three days in advance that the attack on Mosul was coming. He acknowledged that the Islamic State is no longer just a regional terrorist organization but a ‘full-blown’ army that now controls nearly 50 percent of Iraq and more than one-third of Syria.”

Tale of the Tapes: IRS Head Confirms Investigators Have Found Backup Tapes in Lerner Probe – Fox News  …   “The head of the IRS confirmed Wednesday that investigators looking into missing emails from ex-agency official Lois Lerner have found and are reviewing ‘backup tapes’ — despite earlier IRS claims that the tapes had been recycled. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, testifying before a House oversight subcommittee, stressed that he does not know ‘how they found them’ or ‘whether there’s anything on them or not.’ But he said the inspector general’s office advised him the investigators are reviewing tapes to see if they contain any ‘recoverable’ material.”

The revelation is significant because the IRS claimed, when the agency first told Congress about the missing emails, that backup tapes ‘no longer exist because they have been recycled.’ It is unclear whether the tapes in IG custody contain any Lerner emails, but Koskinen said investigators are now checking.”

Informative Links for July 25, 2014

Posted on July 25th, 2014

U.S. Considering Refugee Status for Hondurans – NY Times  …  “Hoping to stem the recent surge of migrants at the Southwest border, the Obama administration is considering whether to allow hundreds of minors and young adults from Honduras into the United States without making the dangerous trek through Mexico, according to a draft of the proposal. If approved, the plan would direct the government to screen thousands of children and youths in Honduras to see if they can enter the United States as refugees or on emergency humanitarian grounds.”

“Critics of the plan were quick to pounce, saying it appeared to redefine the legal definition of a refugee and would only increase the flow of migration to the United States. Administration officials said they believed the plan could be enacted through executive action, without congressional approval, as long as it did not increase the total number of refugees coming into the country.”

“Mark Krikorian, the executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, which supports tighter controls on immigration, said that the proposal would increase, not stem, the flood of migrants from Central America trying to get into the United States. ‘It’s clearly a bad idea,’ Mr. Krikorian said. ‘Orders of magnitude more people will apply for refugee status if they can just do it from their home countries.’ He added that the proposal would allow people to claim to be refugees from their countries with ‘nothing more than a bus ride to the consulate. We’re talking about, down the road, an enormous additional flow of people from those countries.’”

‘We’re Coming for You, Barack Obama’: Top U.S. Official Discloses Threat from ISIL – Washington Times  …  “High-ranking U.S. officials said Wednesday that not only are Sunni radicals with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ‘worse than al Qaeda,’ but that the group has a message for the president: ‘We’re coming for you, Barack Obama’ Brett McGurk, the deputy assistant secretary of state, told lawmakers at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing that ISIL may have ‘changed its name,’ but that it’s still al Qaeda.’In fact, it is worse than al Qaeda,’ he said, The Hill reported.”

It’s Only a “War” if Israel Defends Itself

Posted on July 24th, 2014
Hamas Israel Conflict

By Alan Caruba

There are many reasons why Hamas, a terrorist organization according to the U.S. State Department, has increased its rocketing of Israel. And it is an increase because Hamas has never ceased from rocketing Israel following it seizure of Gaza from the Palestinian Authority, also known as Fatah.

Hamas is Iran’s Palestinian proxy in the war on Israel in much the same fashion as Hezbollah which controls Lebanon. It lost its support from Syria’s dictator Read More »

Stinking Border Politics

Posted on July 24th, 2014
Border blues by David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star

By Michael Reagan

Here’s a modest proposal for solving the “Children’s Invasion” on our southwestern borders.

Next time a planeload of “unaccompanied alien children” from Honduras or Guatemala is being dispersed to their relatives in the U.S., the pilot should divert the flight and land at Ronald Reagan National Airport in downtown Washington.

If the politicians in DC were forced to deal with the effects of the immigration mess they’ve made for a few days, they might be Read More »

King Barack Rewrites Obamacare… Again

Posted on July 24th, 2014
Danger Of Obamacare Basic

By David Catron

Obamacare’s supporters have long insisted that it is the “law of the land,” implicitly suggesting that it is immutable and permanent. Evidently, it hasn’t occurred to these people to mention that to their dear leader. His Majesty, Barack I, obviously thinks of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as a collection of royal decrees, any one of which may be altered at his pleasure. Thus, in a proclamation issued last week Read More »

More Informative Links for July 24, 2014

Posted on July 24th, 2014

Upholding ObamaCare—as Written. An Appeals Court’s Remedial Civics Lesson: Laws Mean What They Say – Wall Street Journal  …  “President Obama’s penchant for treating laws as unlimited grants of power to his Administration is catching up with him. The irony is that on Tuesday the nation’s second highest court ruled that ObamaCare is defined by what Congress enacted, not how his Administration has rewritten it. In Halbig v. Burwell, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals held that the Administration violated the Affordable Care Act by expanding subsidies to the 36 insurance exchanges run by the federal government. The plain statutory language of ObamaCare repeatedly stipulates that these credits shall flow only through ‘an Exchange established by the State.’ The 2-1 panel majority thus did not  ‘strike down’ part of ObamaCare, as liberals and the media claim.”

“Using straightforward textual construction, the court upheld the law the President signed but it vacated the illegitimate federal-exchange subsidies he tried to sneak in via regulation. The White House also argued that the court should ignore the law’s literal words because Congress intended all along to subsidize everybody, calling the contrary conclusion an ‘absurd result.’ Yet this is merely ex post facto regret for the recklessness and improvisation of the way ObamaCare became law, when no trick was too dirty after Democrats lost their 60-vote Senate supermajority. Nancy Pelosi said we had to pass the bill to find out what’s in it. Now we know.”

Crises Cascade and Converge, Testing Obama – NY Times  …  “Rarely has a president been confronted with so many seemingly disparate foreign policy crises all at once — in Ukraine, Israel, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere — but making the current upheaval more complicated for Mr. Obama is the seemingly interlocking nature of them all. Developments in one area, like Ukraine, shape his views and choices in a crisis in another area, like the Middle East. The crosscurrents can be dizzying.”

“‘It’s a very tangled mess,’ said Gary Samore, a former national security aide to Mr. Obama and now president of United Against Nuclear Iran, an advocacy group. You name it, the world is aflame. Foreign policy is always complicated. We always have a mix of complicated interests. That’s not unusual. What’s unusual is there’s this outbreak of violence and instability everywhere. It makes it hard for governments to cope with that.’ Little wonder then that in recent days the president seems almost to be suffering geopolitical whiplash. His approach to foreign policy has become more of a political liability, the subject of sharp criticism from Republicans and even some Democrats.”

Informative Links for July 24, 2014

Posted on July 24th, 2014

ObamaCare Is Wide Open To Fraud: Audit – Investor’s Business Daily  …   “An undercover operation disclosed on Wednesday shows just how easy it is to defraud ObamaCare. This is your health care on government. To test administration claims that it had strict controls in place to verify eligibility and subsidy amounts for ObamaCare applicants, the Government Accountability Office sent a dozen people out to try enrolling with made-up identities. All but one of the 12 succeeded in enrolling in a subsidized ObamaCare plan. Even for government, a 92% failure rate is awfully bad. In cases where the testers couldn’t get past the identity check using an online application, they were still able to enroll over the phone.”

“More disturbing, the Obama administration can’t verify that its subsidy payments to insurers go only for those enrolled. Obama officials told the GAO they are thus far unable to identify individuals who have made premiums payments’ and so must ‘rely on health insurance issuers to self-report enrollment data.’ This casts more doubt on Obama’s claim that 8 million signed up. And it practically invites insurers to inflate their enrollment numbers. For an administration that exemplifies incompetence, this is a new low. But its callous disregard of taxpayer money amounts to criminal negligence.”

130 Environmental Groups Call For an End to Capitalism – Daily Caller  …   “Environmentalists have declared that global warming can’t be stopped without ending the ‘hegemonic capitalist system,’ saying that cap-and-trade systems and conservation efforts are ‘false solutions.’  ‘The structural causes of climate change are linked to the current capitalist hegemonic system,’ reads the final draft of the Margarita Declaration, presented at a conference including about 130 environmental groups.To combat climate change it is necessary to change the system,’ the declaration adds.”

“But environmentalists surprised U.N. officials by offering up a declaration that not only seeks to end capitalism, but one that also opposes U.N.-backed efforts to fight global warming — namely, cap-and-trade and forest conservation programs. Climate-change news analysis site RTCC reports that it’s unclear which groups signed onto the declaration, adding that it runs in the face of the ‘green economy’ solutions to global warming backed by rich nations. But many poor countries, like Venezuela, do not support a ‘green economy’ solution to global warming, instead, arguing that rich countries should give poor nations cash payments and technology transfers.”

President Obama Looks Like the Guy in the Office Who Gave His ’2 Weeks Notice’

Posted on July 23rd, 2014
Obama freefall by Taylor Jones, El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico

By Silvio Canto, Jr.

With all due respect to the office of the presidency, it looks to me more and more like President Obama turned in his “two weeks notice” and is looking forward to the next job.

To be fair, there is nothing wrong with switching jobs or getting frustrated with the difficulties of your current position.  My guess is that there were times in the Bush presidency when he’d wished that Gore had won the Read More »

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