davidl on January 22nd, 2016

The late Yassar Arafat had no problem promoting suicide bombing is Israel.  His wife and children lived in, then peaceful, Paris.   Likewise, John “French” Kerry seems to no problem with terrorism just so long as he only has read about it, but  not experience is.

A  difference between Jane “Hanoi” Fonda and Kerry is that Fonda committed but one incident of treason, attempting to shot down an American aircraft, whereas Kerry has spent his entire adult life aiding and abetting enemies of the United States, by Elise Labott, CNN, via Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch:

Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged to CNBC Thursday that some of the money Iran received in sanctions relief would go to groups considered terrorists.

At what point did is occur to Kerry that giving money to Iran meant supporting yet more terrorism?

When asked about whether some the $150 billion in sanctions relief to Iran would go to terrorist groups, Kerry reiterated that, after settling debts, Iran would receive closer to $55 billion. He conceded some of that could go to groups considered terrorists, saying there was nothing the U.S. could do to prevent that.

Yes considered terrorist by those blown up going to Christmas parties or running marathons, but not by nuanced Obama regime.  Besides, does the Obama even care if few more Jews get blown up in Israel?

“I think that some of it will end up in the hands of the IRGC or other entities, some of which are labeled terrorists,” he said in the interview in Davos, referring to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps. “You know, to some degree, I’m not going to sit here and tell you that every component of that can be prevented.”

Kerry called the deal to Iran nuclear weapons a step towards world peace.   Terrorists with nuke is hardly the recipe for peace.

But he added that “right now, we are not seeing the early delivery of funds going to that kind of endeavor at this point in time.”

But it is only a matter or time.   Did Kerry make a side deal for the Moolahs to hold off till the Dim Won is out of office?

Earlier Thursday, speaking to reporters before a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Kerry defended the U.S. use of sanctions against Iran following charges by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in his interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that the recent sanctions were illegal and that some in the U.S. were “addicted” to sanctions.

Kerry logic, such as it is, sanctions are ineffective,. sanctions are good.   Iran logic, all sanctions are the work of  western devil.   At least the moolahs are consistent.

“We have made it very clear that we use sanctions when we think they are appropriate in order to counter behavior that we believe has broken the law or has challenged the United Nations Security Council or threatened the United States, and we stand by our sanctions,” Kerry told reporters. “We think they have been used judiciously and effectively and we are looking to move on now to put to test the willingness of Iran and other countries in the region to try to reduce tensions and move in a different direction.”

To Kerry’s muddled mind, nothing is clear.

He continued, “If we catch them funding terrorism, they are going to have a problem with the United States Congress and other people, obviously.”…

Yes a problem with some, like the Congress, but not a problem for the Obama regime.   The difference between Kerry and a bag of scat is the bag.

Eric Florack on January 22nd, 2016

Yes, I know, I haven’t been writing nearly as much as I should lately and there’s no excuse for it. Other, of course, then the idea that I don’t have nearly the free time I did before I went on the road.

This evening I find myself in Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, which is perhaps 30 miles south of Scranton if you’re looking for it on a map. Cold and clear here tonight. I’ll be leaving for Denver Pennsylvania in a few hours for a 7 a.m. appointment.

I finally got the truck back from the shop after a little over a month up on blocks. I’m still not quite sure what the problem was, but at the center of it was the computer. It’ll sound a little strange to say it this way, but it’s good to be home.

* Even the Democrats know they’re going to take a bath this November. Publicly, they will never admit that Obama was a mistake. Privately, in their hearts, those that still have them at least, know this to be true.

Even absent that factor however, is the quality of the candidates leading the charge on the Democrat side.

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Bernie Sanders is full goose whackjob. Now, certainly, that satisfies a significant portion of the Democrat base, but most Americans aren’t going to sign on for four years of outright socialism. It’s just not going to happen.

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Then we come to Hillary Clinton who is likely to be indicted on several counts of felony level crimes between now and the Democratic convention. Both Clinton and Sanders by virtue of the party, and who they are are forced to recite a litany of failed ideas as policy proposals, none of which are going to fly any farther than I can throw them.

Without some major changes on the Democrat Side which I do not in vision at this point, there will be no Democrat president in January.

That said, it comes down to what the Republicans manage to cough up. None of the establishment GOP candidates are going anywhere.

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Little Jebbie Bush has spent millions of dollars trying to get his campaign kick started, and hasn’t managed to move the needle at all. In the end, he will be a non-factor.

For a while there, as a direct result of Bush not gaining traction it looked like the establishment was going to try and embrace Marco Rubio, but there is a sense that that would be a disaster as well. And by the way, that’s multiple million dollar ad campaign of Bush? A good 40% of it was aimed directly at Marco Rubio. Does that give you a rough idea of how ineffective all that money was?

And in any event, Rubio can’t seem to make a dent in Donald Trump’s armor. So now, the establishment is trying to latch on to Donald Trump who they so vehemently opposed mere weeks ago.  There are better examples I’m sure of howl disorganized the thought processes are within the establishment GOP, but I honestly can’t think of any at the moment.

The vitriol coming out of the establishment aimed at Ted Cruz is starting to be seen by the public as such. The momentum is thereby starting to move in his direction. It will be interesting to see if he can maintain it.

I have not settled on a candidate as yet, but I am watching Cruz very closely because at the moment he appears to be the closest of any of them to what I want to see in the White House.

It’s true, that I have defended Trump to some degree in the past. But, I have always said that there are many reasons not to want him in the White House. I was reminded of another one this morning… Trumps endorsement of Bill de Blasio. How anybody could latch on to that little apparatchik is totally beyond me, and I must assume he didn’t think his comment through. His candidacy has served the purpose of conservatism in so far as it has attracted attention to just how bad things are in the establishment GOP. Past that…..

As for the rest of the field, let me say this.If Rubio, McConnell, Hatch, Burr, Graham and the rest of those spineless slugs are the future of the GOP, then the GOP  DESERVES to die…a very public and painful death. The GOP establishment has nobody to blame but themselves for the state they find themselves in. No the candidacy of Ted Cruz the candidacy of Donald Trump and whoever else does not mean the defin the GOP. The lack of conservatism exhibited by the leadership is the cause of its death.

And I tell you this, the GOP will either embrace conservatism or that’s precisely what’s going to happen to it.

And down the road I go. I’ll see you tomorrow.

davidl on January 20th, 2016

Clinton_Hillary_pretty_in_orangeWhat the difference between Edward Snowden and Mrs. William J. Clinton?    Snowden was smart enough to know he was disclosing national secrets.   Not so Mrs. Clinton, from Politico:

Intelligence officials have discovered sensitive national security information on Hillary Clinton’s server that goes beyond the “top secret” level, the intelligence community inspector general told lawmakers in a letter last week.

In a copy of the Jan. 14 correspondence obtained by POLITICO, Intelligence Community Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III told both the Senate Intelligence and Senate Foreign Relations committees that intelligence agencies found messages relating to what are known as “special access programs,” or SAP. That’s an even more restricted subcategory of sensitive compartmented information, or SCI, top secret national security information derived from sensitive intelligence sources.

To which Mrs. Clinton’s campaign pulls a play out her Monica Lewinsky Playbook and plays the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy Card, yet again:

“This is the same interagency dispute that has been playing out for months, and it does not change the fact that these emails were not classified at the time they were sent or received” said Clinton Campaign Spokesman Brian Fallon. “It is alarming that the intelligence community IG, working with Republicans in Congress, continues to selectively leak materials in order to resurface the same allegations and try to hurt Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. The Justice Department’s inquiry should be allowed to proceed without any further interference.”

It is the information which makes an document classified, not the markings. If Mrs. Clinton is too stupid to recognized foreign intelligence, she is too stupid to be President.

davidl on January 19th, 2016

snark2.jpgThe Snark of the Day, Mrs. Clinton:

“There should be no bank too big to fail and no individual too big to jail,”

Hat tip: Progressives Today.

For once, we agree. Shame Mrs. Clinton didn’t vet the debate lines her staff wrote for her.  I wonder if Mrs. Clinton can get her prison jumpsuits in pink?

davidl on January 16th, 2016

I repeat myself. You can judge a man by his enemies:

[I]t’s entirely possible that by bringing the full fire of the New York media (read: outposts of the DNC press office) down upon his head, Ted Cruz’s “New York Values” line might just resonate enough to allow him to end-run Trump, and to carry him through the early primaries.

Ed Driscoll, Instapundit.

Ted Cruz has made an enemy of the taxpayer funded abortion on demand crowd, the uncontrolled imigration mob and all free citizens who believe in the Second Amendment. Good choice Senator.

The moment, video:

I a shot that Donald Trump had to know was coming, the only Manhattan conservative he could name was the late, and great,  William F . Buckley.  While Buckley was conservative,  he was not a lot.

In a point in which is personal,  Cruz offended Governor Andy, b/k/a Andrew “Mario, Jr.” Cuomo.    Governor Andy on New Yawk values, from Cortney O’Brien, Townhalll:

“The Republican Party candidates are running against the SAFE Act — it was voted for by moderate Republicans who run the Senate! Their problem is not me and the Democrats; their problem is themselves. Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that’s who they are and they’re the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.”

Governor Andy has said the conservatives are not welcome in his New Yawk, illegal allien yes, but conservative no.    This from a person, Governor Andy, who not even hold to his purported values,  to wit a professed Christian who supported abortion on demand.

Governor Andy wants to President Andy.  Fat chance that.  It looks to this observer that when Cruz says New York [City] values he means liberal values.   The more Cruz forces the media to spotlight failed liberal values, the closer he gets to the White House, from Buzz Feed:

Cruz then reeled off a list of New York-specific policy complaints in the form of apologies, apologizing to New Yorkers for Cuomo’s fracking ban, to small businesses “driven out of New York City by crushing taxes and regulations,” to “all of the African-American children who Mayor de Blasio tried to throw out of their charter schools that were providing a lifeline to the American dream,” and “to all the cops and the firefighters and 9/11 heroes who had no choice but to stand and turn their backs on Mayor de Blasio because Mayor de Blasio over and over again stands with the looters and criminals rather than the brave men and women of blue.”

In the electorate as a whole, New Yawk values are toxic.  Way to go Ted!

Eric Florack on January 16th, 2016

If you find someone speaking the truth to be insulting to you, you have larger problems than simply being insulted.

Eric Florack on January 15th, 2016

Personally, I can’t think of anything that would put more nails in the political coffin of Jeb Bush, and then the endorsement of fellow RINO Lindsey Graham.

davidl on January 15th, 2016

You can judge a man by the enemies he makes.  Bill Maher on Ted Cruz, from Daily Beast:

It’s high intelligence in the service of evil. It’s one thing to have evil people who aren’t that bright! There’s a reason why everyone hates Ted Cruz. There’s a reason why the big question about Ted Cruz is always, “When he shaves in the morning, how does he avoid spitting in the mirror?” To think of this guy being the president of the United States, this ambition and love of power combined with being on the wrong side of every issue, it’s a very scary prospect.

Cruz has made an enemy of Maher. Well done Mr. Cruz.  Progressives, like Maher, pay lip service, in the Monica sense, to respecting hard work and intelligence, but vote for taxpayer funded abortion as civil right candidate every time.

davidl on January 12th, 2016

Social justice warriors imagine themselves modern day crusaders.  Yet these SJW have neither the ability to recognize a real problem, nor the courage to face up to it.    Whereas a good old red neck boy knows what is rape and what is not rape, the SJW seems just a wee bit confused.   The SJW’s warriors would have you believe there is a rape culture and it is part of our college campuses   The campus rape culture may be a myth, but is a myth  the must be defended, from  Ashe Schow, Washington Examiner:

The National Organization for Women must be hurting for publicity and must also adhere to the old saying that there is “no such thing as bad publicity,” because their recent decision to come to the defense of the woman who lied about being gang raped to Rolling Stone is otherwise astonishing.

Police found no evidence to back up the allegation (although they haven’t officially closed the case). The accuser, Jackie, named the man she claimed took her to a fraternity party and initiated the gang rape — and no one by that name was a student at the University of Virginia or even existed in the United States.

There is no evidence that “Jackie” was ever raped, but for reasons unknown to rational men, NOW has declared her a victim, and a victim who must be protected.

Yet while NOW is busy defending victims of imaginary rapes,  over across the pond, in Europe, police are turning a blind eye, and a deaf ear, to real  rapes, via John Hinderaker, Power Line:

Swedish police faced allegations of a cover-up Monday for failing to inform the public of widespread sexual assaults against teenage girls at a music festival last summer.

Police hadn’t mentioned the August incidents at the “We are Sthlm” festival until newspaper Dagens Nyheter reported on them this weekend following a string of sexual assaults and robberies on New Year’s Eve in Cologne, Germany.

Stockholm police spokesman Varg Gyllander confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday there was “a large number” of sexual assaults during the five-day festival and that scores of suspects were detained.

He said police should have reported on the incidents at the time “given the nature of the crime.”

So when the Islamist mob comes to rape the hags from NOW, who are the girls going to call to protect them. Not the police.  Will the frat boys of Phi Kappa Psi come to the girls’ rescue?

davidl on January 11th, 2016

Mrs. B.J. Clinton on the Mooslims:

“You know one of the reasons I’ve reacted so negatively to what I hear coming from the other side is not only what they are saying about Muslims is wrong and shameful, it’s dangerous,” she said at a campaign stop in Iowa this week. “Basically, they’re saying, ‘We don’t want your help stopping these terrorists, we want to treat you like you don’t belong here.’”

Hat tip: Lonely Conservative

Mrs. Clinton was quite content to let her husband, the rapist in chief, rape and molest women,  and attacked any woman who  dared complain about her experience.   Mrs. Clinton was, and is, willing to imperil women to advance her political career, she willing to ignore  the Islamic jihad against western values if gets her fat rump back into the White House.

Meanwhile a Brit explain Donald Trump basic  appeal, video:

Hat tip:  Robert, Small Dead Animals.

The election is shaping up as the backlash against the social justice warriors and political correctness.    As Reverend Wright never quite said, “The politically correct chickens are coming home to poop.”

File under:  Hillary Clinton

 

davidl on January 10th, 2016

Today’s War on Women is brought to to by your new neighbors, the assimilated Muslims.

Sarah Hoyt:

It’s time to eschew the fairy tale that all cultures are equally valid

Clarice Feldman:

The New Year’s Eve savagery brought home for all to see the absurdity of allowing in hordes of young men from a culture which is antithetical to modern Western civilization.

Mean while back on Mars, Mrs. Clinton campaigned on returning the Rapist in Chief back to the White House, all the while, campaigning on a supposed republican War on Women.

Women of America, if you like being raped, continue to vote for liberals like Mrs. B.J. Clinton. Otherwise marry a redneck, who may be the only real men left.

Barack Obama fries a blankThe War on Guns continues.  Note the phony gun for the phony President,   Obama Speak from last night joint Dim Won and CNN dog and pony show, from ABC:

But Obama didn’t hold back when asked by CNN moderator Anderson Cooper about the notion that the federal government — and Obama in particular — wants to seize all firearms as a precursor to imposing martial law. He blamed that notion on the NRA and like-minded groups that convince its members that “somebody’s going to come grab your guns.”

“Yes, that is a conspiracy,” Obama said. “I’m only going to be here for another year. When would I have started on this enterprise?” Obama defended his support for the constitutional right to gun ownership while arguing it was consistent with his efforts to curb mass shootings. He said the NRA refused to acknowledge the government’s responsibility to make legal products safer, citing seatbelts and child-proof medicine bottles as examples.

So much for the Obama Speak.   Now for the plain English.   For a politician who claims  that he doesn’t want to confiscate your guns, Obama is rather fond of lovingly pining for the Australian model.   The man with his own personal army of armed guards, wants you to give up your guns. In English, President with Forked Tongue said, “If you like your guns, you can keep your guns.” If you don’t believe me, just ask your doctor about it.

davidl on January 7th, 2016

snark2.jpgThe Snark of the Day, citizen asks the ATF, via Katie Pavlich, Townhall:

Do I Need a Federal Firearms License to Sell Thousands of Guns to Mexican Cartels?

Might I add, unlike private citizens the ATF not only gets to sell guns to criminals without a federal firearms permit, they get a get of jail free card for aiding and abetting of federal officer.

davidl on January 4th, 2016

Strange woman this Mrs. Clinton.  She craves to know the same buried national secrets that Jimmy Carter profess to reveal some forty years ago, and to which her co-president,and husband remained mute, from Alex Griswold, Mediaite:

In an interview with New Hampshire’s The Conway Daily Sun, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said that she would investigate Area 51 and UFOs if she were elected.

Mrs. Clinton could not coax any supposed national secrets about Area Fifty One from her husband, yet seems to believe they remain hidden deep in Nevada.

Yet on the the other hand Mrs. Clinton claims to know nothing about the women claiming sexual abuse at hands of her husband.   Further, she does want to know anything, but is sure that these women, of whom she professes ignorance are lying, Katherine Prudhomme-O’Brien on Mrs. Clinton via Dana, Patterico’s Pontifications:

I asked her how in the world she can say that Juanita Broaddrick and Kathleen Willey are lying when she has no idea who Juanita Broaddrick is,” O’Brien said. “She told me this summer she doesn’t know who she is and doesn’t want to know who she is. How can she assess that they are lying, which she told someone last month?”

Mrs. Clinton wants to ride the War on Women back to White House. Yet she shouts down a rape survivor. Mrs. Clinton has claimed the surviors of sexual assault have a right to believed, from CNN:

“Today I want to send a message to every survivor of sexual assault,” Clinton said. “Don’t let anyone silence your voice. You have the right to be heard. You have the right to be believed and we’re with you.”

That is unless they were assaulted by the Rapist-in-Chief and stand between her and the White House.

davidl on January 3rd, 2016

MOTUS:

Alinsky works for us now!

While the white land matters movements settles in for the duration in Oregon, the woman formerly know as the Smartest Woman in the World runs smack into her the tactics of her hero, one Saul Alinsky.

Rule 4:

“Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules.

From Hill,

Donald Trump is challenging Hillary Clinton to “disarm” her bodyguards to demonstrate she doesn’t need guns for protection.

The Republican presidential front-runner took to Twitter to dare Clinton to put her money where her mouth is.

“Hillary said that guns don’t keep you safe,” Trumped tweeted Sunday. “If she really believes that, she should demand that her heavily armed bodyguards quickly disarm!”

16 on 18:

“I can’t spare this man–he fights.”

I like Trump, he fights.