US Blocks Attempts by Arab Allies to Fly Heavy Weapons Directly to Kurds to Fight Islamic State

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

Anti ISIS strategy from # 165318EDITOR’S COMMENT: WHY, WHY are we doing this? Unfortunately, what you have here is a bunch of progressive, anti-war, unqualified and inexperienced Washington bureaucrats dictating to our military our military planning (not strategy, because there is none). Now, it appears that these same political hacks are also dictating to our allies, what their overall strategy should be! This is no way to win a battle, never mind a war.

By Con Coughlin

Middle East allies accuse Barack Obama and David Cameron of failing to show strategic leadership in fight against Islamic State.

The United States has blocked attempts by its Middle East allies to fly heavy weapons directly to the Kurds fighting Islamic State jihadists in Iraq, The Telegraph has learnt.

Some of America’s closest allies say President Barack Obama and other Western leaders, including David Cameron, are failing to show strategic leadership over the world’s gravest security crisis for decades.

They now say they are willing to “go it alone” in supplying heavy weapons to the Kurds, even if means defying the Iraqi authorities and their American backers, who demand all weapons be channelled through Baghdad. Read More..

It’s the Obama Record That O’Malley and Sanders Are Bashing!

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

Better off food stampsBy Silvio Canto, Jr.

Governor O’Malley made it official.  He is in and running for us, as he told the crowd:

Our economic and political system is upside down and backward and it is time to turn it around[.]

Senator Sanders said something similar a few days ago.

Who’s been in the White House for seven years?  Whose stimulus didn’t stimulate?  Whose “shovel ready” jobs weren’t ready after all?  Who promised so much and didn’t deliver? Read More..

No Unhappy $15 Per Hour Workers At McDonalds

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

McDonalds Counter

By Monty Pelerin 

The proposed minimum wage of $15 per hour will leave no unhappy workers at McDonalds:





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Puerto Rico Poses Bigger Threat to U.S. Investors than Greece – MarketWatch  …  “As U.S. investors have been panicking over a potential Greek collapse, Puerto Rico’s governor Sunday announced that the small U.S. territory cannot pay its roughly $72 billion in debt. Less than 24 hours later, Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla proposed a plan to seek a restructuring of the island’s debt, suggesting that the island is virtually insolvent. …The report concluded that the U.S. commonwealth has lost the ability to fund itself through public debt markets, while pointing to what the authors described as “a decade of stagnation, outmigration and debt.”

“But the problem is that, as per the U.S. constitution, Puerto Rico cannot file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, like Detroit did, and neither can its public corporations and local agencies, Soto-Santoni added. So the governor is basically seeking a negotiated agreement with bondholders for a postponement of payments on the debt for a number of years. But U.S. investors would actually have much more to lose in a potential Puerto Rican default than in a Greek default. The reason is that Puerto Rico’s bonds are trading in the U.S. municipal bond market, while the vast majority of Greek debt is in the hands of the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank and eurozone countries.”

Obama Cuba Move Part of His ‘Legacy-Building Bucket List’ – Newsmax  …  “Two top Florida members of the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday slammed plans by President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro to announce the re-opening of embassies in Washington and Havana for the first time in 54 years. ‘The re-designation of our diplomatic facility in Havana as an embassy means President Obama can check off another item on his personal ‘legacy-building’ bucket list‎,’ charged Rep. Carlos Curbelo. ‘It will not further our national interests and recklessly confers legitimacy ‎on an absolutely illegitimate military dictatorship.'”

“‘Our country deserves a foreign policy that puts America first and that rewards our allies — not dictators responsible for the death of American citizens and for the theft of American property,’ Curbelo said. Since Obama’s announcement of normalizing relations with Havana, “the State Department has failed to forcibly condemn the increase of repression on the island now that the Castro regime feels emboldened to continue its attacks against the Cuban people,” she said.”

Does EPA’s Supreme Court Loss Doom Obama’s Climate Agenda?

Posted on July 1st, 2015

US EPA LogoEDITOR’S COMMENT: Some very informative and insightful comments about one of President Obama’s pet projects to weaken America by forcing the closing and phase-out of certain power plants.

By Andrew M. Grossman

In a 5-4 decision Monday, the Supreme Court struck down the Obama Administration EPA’s signature “Mercury and Air Toxic Rule,” which regulates emissions by fossil-fuel-fired power plants. Before regulating, EPA was obligated to decide whether regulation under one the Act’s most burdensome programs was “appropriate and necessary.” EPA interpreted that language to preclude it from considering the costs of regulation—some $10 billion per year, in exchange for $4 million or so in direct benefits. That interpretation, the Court decided, was ludicrous.

The decision may well leave the Obama climate agenda in tatters. Why that is requires a bit of explanation. In the usual case when the Court finds a rule to be unlawful, it vacates the offending action—in other words, deprives it of legal force. But that’s not what the Court did here. Instead, it sent the case back down to the D.C. Circuit for further proceedings, knowing full well that that court will follow its usual practice of “remand without vacatur”—in other words, let the agency fix any flaws in its rule while leaving the rule in place.

This is a very big deal. Read More..

More Lerner Emails Destroyed – Just An Accident, Right?

Posted on July 1st, 2015

IRS lost emails by Nate Beeler, The Columbus DispatchBy Investor’s Business Daily

The IRS scandal, which enters its 778th day on Friday, continues to canker. Now we learn than as many as 24,000 congressionally subpoenaed emails have been deleted. Someone needs to be held accountable.

In May 2013, Lois Lerner, then director of the IRS’ Exempt Organizations Division, acknowledged that the agency had given especially hard looks at applications for tax-exempt status from groups that had the words “tea party” or “patriot” in their title.

She wouldn’t admit it, but the IRS was passively harassing groups it felt were President Obama’s political opponents and a threat to his 2012 re-election. The inspector general’s report said applications filed by several hundred groups were delayed for a year or more. Some were subjected to demanding questions about their donors and interrogated about their activities.

Since then, the House has voted to hold Lerner in contempt — six Democrats joined every Republican in the vote — Lerner has resigned and Congress has launched a probe into emailgate. Read More..

Even After Court Victory, Still no Easy Road for Obamacare

Posted on July 1st, 2015

Obamacare swamp by Eric Allie, Caglecartoons.comBy Jennifer Haberkorn and Rachana Pradhan

Obamacare has cleared a second major hurdle at the Supreme Court — but its troubles are far from over.

The law is still highly unpopular, and significant structural issues remain: Health insurance rates are rising, many people don’t have as much choice of doctors and hospitals as they’d like, some states continue to struggle with their exchanges, and 21 states still haven’t backed Medicaid expansion.

So while President Barack Obama can point to a two-time victory at the high court and the law’s historic increase of health coverage, his foes — including the Republicans jockeying for the 2016 ticket — can recite an alternative story. The fact that both realities are true — a red story that paints a grim picture and a blue version that has a much brighter hue — will make it hard to move on. Read More..

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