Obama’s Economic Disaster

Posted on May 29th, 2015

President Obama LaughingBy Alan Caruba

Commenting on the rioting in Baltimore, the Wall Street Journal’s Daniel Henniger was almost to the end of his text when he said “On Wednesday morning, the year’s first-quarter GDP growth rate came in—0.02%. Next to nothing. For the length of the Obama presidency, with growth significantly below norm, unemployment for blacks aged 24 and younger has hovered between 30% and 40%. That’s the real powder key, not the police.”

Most Americans do not put the state of the economy at the heart of everything else is occurring. Instead they listen to politicians apply the blame to everything other than themselves. President Obama spent his entire first term blaming George W. Bush for the bad state of the economy he inherited, but instead of addressing it, he increased it by imposing ObamaCare, radically altering how many would be hired while others were cut to a part-time status. The bill added a number of taxes as well. Read More..

Why Does the Left Kowtow to Islam?

Posted on May 29th, 2015

No Islam fearBy Robert Tracinski

You might suspect that the question answers itself. They kowtow to Islam precisely because it is a real threat, a macroaggression that trumps all of the microaggressions. So you could say that it is simple cowardice. They protest against people they know are extremely unlikely to harm them, and they shut up about the fanatics who might actually follow through on their threats.

But I don’t think that’s the fundamental cause. After all, most lefties are not being called upon to take any personal risk, because somebody else has already stuck his neck out. Drawing or publishing a cartoon of Mohammed might get you put on an al-Qaeda hit list. Simply saying that you support the cartoonist’s defiance of that threat won’t get you on anybody’s list.

In fact, a running theme of the left’s arguments, repeated with a great deal of apparent sincerity, is the notion that it is irrational to fear Islam, that describing the religion as violent and dangerous is “Islamophobia.” They seem to have largely talked themselves into believing that they have nothing personally to fear from Islam. Jihadists may throw gays off of buildings in Syria, but it can’t happen here. Read More..

Kenyan Lawyer Makes a Fabulous Offer for Malia Obama’s Hand in Marriage

Posted on May 29th, 2015

Elephants at Amboseli National Park against Mount KilimanjaroEDITOR’S COMMENT: Two thoughts on this. First, if I were Malia, I would certainly not have my father negotiate with this Kenyan lawyer, or she will end up with nothing. Second, this might be an opportunity for President Obama to throw in a few more GITMO prisoners into the deal.

By Rick Moran

President Obama’s 16-year-old daughter Malia is one lucky teenager.  A lawyer in Kenya is offering to marry her “not for money, but for love.”  And to sweeten the pot, he will offer President Obama 50 cows, 70 sheep, and 30 goats for her.

So far, the White House has had no comment as President Obama no doubt weighs the pros and cons of the offer.

Sky News reports that Felix Kiprono told Kenya daily The Nairobian that he “got interested” in Malia in 2008. President Obama was then running for office for the first time and Malia was 10.

Mr Kiprono, age unknown, hasn’t dated anyone since, and promises to be faithful to her.

He claims that he wants to marry Malia for love, not money. “People might say I am after the family’s money, which is not the case. My love is real,” he is quoted as saying. Read More..

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Posted on May 29th, 2015

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Posted on May 29th, 2015

Obama’s Islamic State Strategy Sparks Doubt, Resentment Among Pentagon Officials

Posted on May 28th, 2015

Obama fights climate change ISISBy Rowan Scarborough

Beneath the glowing battle reports about Iraq from U.S. military spokesmen in recent months, there remains a strong undercurrent of dissatisfaction among the Pentagon rank and file with the Obama administration’s Islamic State strategy.

“What strategy?” asked a Pentagon official involved in counterterrorism analysis. “We are now floating along, reacting to ISIS,” using a common acronym for the Islamic State.

This source said the military has a plan for introducing ground troops and defeating the Islamist group, but the belief is that President Obama will never activate it. Read More..

News Media Have Become ‘Radicalized’ and ‘Marginalized’

Posted on May 28th, 2015

Media Explains by Eric Allie, CaglecartoonsBy Brent Bozell

Appearing on FBN’s Cavuto Friday night, MRC President Brent Bozell argued that the news media are losing the trust of the American public because they’ve become more “marginalized” and “radicalized” during the Obama years, deliberately ignoring news “if it harms the narrative of the left.”

Host Neil Cavuto began the segment, part of an hour-long look at the issue of trust in America, by pointing out that “the media itself is one of the least-trusted institutions, second only to Congress,” and yet many in the media continue to champion government action as a cure to social ills.

Both MRC’s Bozell and The Hill‘s Lauren Ashburn agreed that the media were too infatuated with government to act as an effective watchdog. But when Ashburn disagreed that journalists were ignoring liberal scandals, pointing to recent coverage of the Clinton Foundation scandal, Bozell called that “nonsense.”

They have not gotten to the bottom of a single one of the Obama scandals….Look at the IRS, look at Benghazi, look at the VA, look at so many scandals — they’ve been dropped. This one, this Clinton one, will be dropped as well. Read More..

Observations on Government

Posted on May 28th, 2015

I'm from The Government, I'm Here to HelpBy Monty Pelerin

Government is often not what it seems. These observations on government provide a less flattering, but more realistic, view of government than its supporters prefer.

Observations on Government

Prosperity: Government cannot create prosperity, but it can destroy it.

Keynesianism: A false body of economic thought that government supports. It is the source of government power and growth. It is the source of economists’ income and prestige. It is the very foundation supporting the myth of government. Regardless of how much economic harm is inflicted by its application, it always grows government. Read More..

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