SOS Jeb Bush on the road again

While trying to sound tough, he was only repackaging the same old circular logic.

Jeb Bush on border: Send the kids home

By JONATHAN TOPAZ | 7/24/14 | Politico

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says in a new op-ed that the vast majority of children who have crossed the border illegally must be sent back home, and he called on House Republicans to take action on immigration reform.

“Now is the time for House Republicans to demonstrate leadership on this issue,” Bush wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published Wednesday evening that he co-authored with Clint Bolick of the Goldwater Institute. “Congress should not use the present crisis as an excuse to defer comprehensive immigration reform.”

Bush said the influx of 50,000 undocumented children along the U.S.-Mexico border “is the latest consequence of the failure of President [Barack] Obama and Congress to overhaul America’s broken immigration system.”

“The best antidote to illegal immigration is a functioning system of legal immigration,” he wrote.

The potential Republican presidential candidate in 2016 called for “compassion” in the op-ed, harking back to his comments in April that many illegal immigrants come to the U.S. out of an “act of love.”

“Except for those deserving few who may demonstrate true cause for asylum or protection from sex trafficking, these children must be returned to their homes in Central America,” Bush wrote.

hRead more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/07/jeb-bush-immigration-crisis-children-border-109321.html

Let me try to unpack his statements.

“Now is the time for House Republicans to demonstrate leadership on this issue,”

You don’t get it, do you? This is a crisis of Obama’s making. We have zero trust in him to enforce law. Now you want a new one. Congress cannot even trust him with a new law, much less enforce the ones we have.

“the latest consequence of the failure of President [Barack] Obama and Congress to overhaul America’s broken immigration system.”

Obama took the liberty to change the law already. That’s what caused this crisis.

“The best antidote to illegal immigration is a functioning system of legal immigration.”

Look, Jeb, you seem like a smart guy. You do realize these people ignore and break our law now? Shouldn’t someone be blaming “enforcement” of the law? (lack of)

“Except for those deserving few who may demonstrate true cause for asylum or protection from sex trafficking, these children must be returned to their homes in Central America.”

Sounds like an enforcement problem to me. Or lack thereof. Instead, we’re sending signals of non-enforcement and halting deportations, and the smoke signals have hovered for a few years. They are coming in the hopes of changing the law and receiving amnesty. So the only answer then is changing the law?

Someone please show Jeb to the door. Two people in one family was quite enough. He sounds like Obama, for Pete’s sake, blaming Congress for what Obama did. That’s right, he wants to run alright but he doesn’t want to be stained by the current political environment. He wants the road cleared and paved ahead of him.

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IRS’ mission: to destroy hard drives

IRS seeks help destroying another 3,200 hard drives

Loss of Lois Lerner emails amid tea party targeting probe unresolved

Days after IRS officials said in a sworn statement that former top agency employee Lois G. Lerner’s computer memory had been wiped clean, the agency put out word to contractors Monday that it needs help to destroy at least another 3,200 hard drives.

The Internal Revenue Service solicitation for “media destruction” services reflects an otherwise routine job to protect sensitive taxpayer information, but it was made while the agency’s record destruction practices remain under a sharp congressional spotlight.
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The loss of Ms. Lerner’s hard drive also raised broader questions about why the tax agency never reported the missing records to the National Archives and Records Administration, as required by the Federal Records Act.

While those questions remained unresolved, IRS officials signaled plans to destroy tens of thousands of additional electronic records.

“After all media are destroyed, they must not be capable of any reuse or information retrieval,” IRS officials stated in the contract papers.

The agency estimates the need to destroy at least 65,464 magnetic tapes, 3,225 hard drives, 5,856 floppy disks and 708 reels, according to procurement records.

About 500,000 pieces of electronic data — including cassette tapes, reels, CDs, hard drives and USB media — have been collected since 2008, according to the IRS solicitation.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jul/21/irs-seeks-help-destroying-another-3200-computer-ha/#ixzz38OLR82CG

Funny what has become a priority to the IRS. All of a sudden like this is their big problem. From a couple rogue employees to needing to destroy 3 thousand hard drives. I guess it’s time for house cleaning. Remember, these are professionals, do not try this at home.

Clergy and NYT right on cue

U.S. Religious Leaders Embrace Cause of Immigrant Children

By MICHAEL PAULSONJULY 23, 2014 | NYT

After protesters shouting “Go home” turned back busloads of immigrant mothers and children in Murrieta, Calif., a furious Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, the Roman Catholic archbishop of New York, sat down at his notepad and drafted a blog post detailing his shame at the episode, writing, “It was un-American; it was unbiblical; it was inhumane.”

When the governor of Iowa, Terry E. Branstad, said he did not want the migrants in his state, declaring, “We can’t accept every child in the world who has problems,” clergy members in Des Moines held a prayer vigil at a United Methodist Church to demonstrate their desire to make room for the refugees.

The United States’ response to the arrival of tens of thousands of migrant children, many of them fleeing violence and exploitation in Central America, has been symbolized by an angry pushback from citizens and local officials who have channeled their outrage over illegal immigration into opposition to proposed shelter sites. But around the nation, an array of religious leaders are trying to mobilize support for the children, saying the nation can and should welcome them. …Plenty More

 

As I have been talking about, and with an upcoming civil disobedience rally coming up to top it off. I would have one question for them. If this is their position then will they accept the responsibility for more coming? Wait, I know the answer. But I meant are they going to accept blame for more of them coming because of their actions?

So Obama that would not even visit the border that he is responsible for is now down in favorability partly from this, partly just because of his many scandals. They need to raise support for Obama and his policies which caused the mess. Send out the support wagons and have press push it. He wouldn’t say or do anything to halt the problem, yet expects people go out to push public opinion.

Oh, do you see him or this administration even talking about Christians being persecuted on a massive scale around the world? They can’t advocate on that. Quite the opposite, the silence speaks volumes. Obama won’t even intervene for a US soldier in a Mexican prison. What about all the rest of us who have to endure all the affects of Obama’s border crisis?

So they are getting their “anger” up. The anger should be at Obama for causing this.

The struggle we must understand – part 2

Now I mentioned that example in the first part and now I’ll add my comments about it. Once you understand their goal, you see what is necessary to stop it. If you do not understand the goal you are at a loss to stop or deal with it.

If they get their way, they’ll have a sizable force for whatever they desire. Maybe not over night, but with the money in the ME Muslim countries it wouldn’t take long either. So what would a strategy be to combat that? You are dealing with a more unified force than random groups. It does us a favor by presenting itself as a unified force. It would naturally poke itself in places just because it can. It would be, as they say, a force to be reckoned with. Now how would you take on such a thing because at some point it will be in your face? (that is its purpose)

We had top a adviser in the administration recently say there will be a caliphate, and welcomed it. (maybe we just listen) Hearing the agenda from an American-born person should also tell us, if anything can. It’s not a nobody, whack job from someplace you can’t pronounce. Notice the lack of public opposition to their ideas? So just listen to a guy from the US or someone in DHS. They aren’t quiet.

Their paradigm is well under way, persistently building tolerance and support within UK and US. It’s been effective, even borrowing Leftists’ tactics. Call it a ‘lack of intolerance.’

If they achieved this major goal, it would seem the sooner the confrontation the better off we would be because the longer it goes unchallenged the larger and more powerful it will be. We would have to get off this America is imperialism kick and deal with it. Getting past that hurdle, my strategy would be to confront it by necessity or provoke an encounter. It cannot stand down and sees itself as the religious enforcer. There can be no negotiations with it. It is their way or nothing. Appeasement is the only option and that achieves nothing — which makes it no option.

When push comes to shove, it must defeated it beyond surrender and rendered useless as a force. It must be completely destroyed, because if not it will reconstitute the same agenda. So it has to be defeated beyond salvation. That is key. Better it not appear in the first place. It must not be allowed to resurrect itself in any form because it does not believe in reform. That means everything connected to it and that power center must be dismantled, the way they did concentration camps. But no one was stupid enough to restart the camps.

Then it is not simple white-flag surrender, defeat we’re talking about. Get it. Civilization cannot survive with it because it will always revert to the same force. Living with a stalemate is not an option. And it is not about religion. If they want to retain a religion of Islam, in practice, they have to do so without a power center. Whether it can survive without one is not my problem. They must find a way or perish. I think that’s the only credible way to defeat it. Otherwise, we’re just throwing pebbles in the ocean.

My only logical conclusion is their goal/agenda must be beaten and completely defeated or we will continue to battle it for as long as the globe can survive it. How can it be otherwise? How can the conclusion be wrong if based on what they say and want? Islamic power, then, is probably as lethal as a nuclear bomb. Wait…..

How can people see nuclear weapons as a grave threat but not this radical ideology? This is not about our views and intolerance, its about theirs. Imagine if people said in ’44 that the real problem is we need to be more tolerant of Hitler. Here we have an entity that has sympathetic tentacles to draw from throughout the world — a caliphate is an offer they can’t refuse. Some people see zombies as a possibility but too many people ignore this as the real threat it is. Ask zombie warriors if a lack of tolerance for zombies could be the whole problem? They’d laugh at you.

It is amazing how our in-tolerance is supposedly the problem — Islamophobia — and our concerns about Sharia are overblown. We’re crazy? So maybe if you hear the stated goals from someone from America it is taken a more seriously? Are governments prepared to deal with it? You decide. (at some point they will have to — there’s that option thing)
 

I have a note, not for the regular readers of this blog but for someone who may stop by and want to question the facts around this, or the intentions of the person as I conveyed them. See the note on the first post.

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The struggle we must understand

(Part1)

I’m going to do something different from conventional wisdom. While I could do the usual thing and put up a video and point out the statements and let you see for yourself what was said, that is way too easy. Not for me, I mean for the Internet imps. We know what would happen. The video would removed and it wouldn’t make much sense without it. (happens a lot, they are good at it) We connect the dots for them.

So, I’ll do it old school and write a story on it. I have the option of not disclosing all my sources, just because. If you want to stop reading right here, see ya. Even one better, I’m not even going to use the person’s name or identifiable descriptions. Remember the Dragnet series, “the names were changed to protect the innocent”? In this case it’s to protect the integrity of the story. Otherwise, it is just about a particular individual and their particular statements. It is bigger than one person anyway.

That out of the way, I’ll describe it in my words. That requires a little trust. Not like I’d be wasting time when I could just show you a video. But then you would also have to listen to the whole thing. I’m no expert but I do understand it.

There is another point, understanding. My purpose is not to tell you something you don’t know; it is to show you why what you already know is true. I really don’t have to convince anyone to believe it. If you take issue, see the note at the bottom. Onward:

A kid grew up in a middle-class American suburb, say in the 70′s and 80′s. He came from a decent Christian home. He was basically familiar with the tenets of Christian belief etc. Not saying his dad was there all the time, I don’t know. And I’m not sure about his treatment from his father. He played some sports and had a pretty average childhood.

One of his acquaintances had a Muslim family, which he thought pretty average. He was a little curious and began questioning those parents about different beliefs in their religion and practices. They were happy to tell him. His curiosity got the better of him and he wished to convert and study their religion. He was taken to Mosques and met people. He learned much and received special instruction and help in his studies.

As ambitious as he was about it, he found others in the Moslem community who he was told about, looked up to, and impressed him. He chose his mentors or they chose him is not pertinent. Say they chose each other. Soon he was learning and thriving in the environment. He absorbed it like a sponge and enjoyed it. Not only was it growing on him, he had a passion for the religion. He wanted to learn and know as much as he could as fast as he could. Sports and other things took second place. What mattered was Islam and the religion. He sought out ways he could move up the ladder and inquired of his mentors.

He decided to leave home to embark on his studies which also involved travel. Before long he was preparing for overseas travel to study abroad, where he could get a real hands on education and feel the culture. He traveled around the ME on his quest furthering his study and education in Islam. He moved about and wound up with scholarships and help from Muslim organizations.

He became an academic in Islam, met a suitable woman, married her and had children. He continued his studies till he had teaching credentials. He taught and provided lectures and grew to become a devout cleric. He gained recognition along the way as an Islamic scholar. So he became a well-established spokesperson and teacher. That brings us up to way back when I stumbled across one of his lectures.

I heard a man describe himself confidently and carry himself devoutly. He seemed to enjoy the back and forth of answering questions, for now upcoming youth. He talked on Sharia law and about Islamic tradition. I listened as he answered questions after. This was around the Egypt Spring, while it was still embroiled in violence, and Syria was heading down the same path.

He was asked about the finer points of Sharia and had all the answers. He responded to some doubts of students who possibly were growing discouraged and impatient by what they saw happening. Someone asked how it would work out and what country was better for Sharia? He meandered around explaining that they needed a fully Sharia country as a base. That seemed essential to him. He said that no countries mentioned were true enough to Sharia. He found faults with all. He pointed to the prospects of another country, or maybe one of those, which would finally internalize Sharia properly and completely.

One which had the necessary structure with the entire government support. (Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt do not meet the criteria now) So he naturally focused on upcoming Muslim countries that may employ the proper ingredients to carry it out.

That country, having full government support and vice versa, would have or develop a military and defense. This defense in turn would become chief defender of Islam and Sharia. Or, as I assumed, the foundation of a real caliphate. Thus having the necessary power and force behind it to be enforcer wherever needed — whether next door, or Muslims on another continent. He envisioned it as a mobile Islamic defense. Then he repeated the premise driving home the point that Islam needed a true Sharia defense force. He reiterated that until then it would be a struggle and somewhat chaotic, but he stressed that once it was achieved things would be more uniform. On that happy optimistic, utopian note he left off. Everything else is second to that.

This is the part media really doesn’t talk about, if they do understand it. It is the goal we must face. They internalize the passion and the goal. … More to follow.

 

A note, not for the regular readers of this blog, but for someone who may stop by and want to question the facts or the person’s intentions as I conveyed them: Do yourself a big favor. Grab the nearest phone book, go to the yellow pages on mental health practitioners, and call every number on the list. Then take the first appointment anyone will give you, because you need to be deprogrammed before you lose your head. (pardon the pun)
It is that critical. Even this is no guaranteed cure, since I doubt many mental health professionals today are capable of completing the job. And judging from the last few elections, there is a national shortage and huge demand for them.

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Anti-Israel protests

Anti-Israel protesters rally across France, defying ban imposed after synagogue clash

Thousands march through French cities in protest of Israeli operation in Gaza Strip; French president says will not allow violence to spill over into France.
By Nicholas Vinocur, Joe Bavier Jul. 19, 2014

REUTERS – Thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters marched in French cities on Saturday to condemn violence in Gaza, defying a ban imposed after demonstrators marched on two synagogues in Paris last weekend and clashed with riot police.

A Reuters photographer said demonstrators in northern Paris launched projectiles at riot police, who responded by firing teargas canisters and stun grenades.

“We must show that as Muslims, we’re all united” // Shirli Sitbon reports for Haaretz from Paris

Demonstrators also climbed on top of a building and burned an Israeli flag. At least one car was set on fire.
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The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has contributed to growing tensions between France’s Muslim and Jewish populations, both of which are the largest in Europe.

In the first three months of 2014 more Jews left France for Israel than at any other time since the Jewish state was created in 1948, with many citing rising anti-Semitism as a factor.

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.606036

 

Paris isn’t just for lovers anymore. One commenter dubbed it Paristan.I think that sums it up. How far from that is the US or other countries?

Talk about building it… and they come

The old saying is “build it, they will come”. The government has revised that to ‘talk about building it, and they’ll come.”

From the government’s page on unaccompanied children policy:

“Their youth, their separation from a protective environment or person, and the hazardous journey they embark make UAC especially vulnerable to becoming victims of human trafficking, exploitation, and abuse. UAC have multiple, inter-related reasons for undertaking the difficult journey of traveling to the United States. UAC leave their home countries to rejoin family already in the United States, to escape abusive family relationships in their home country, or to find work to support their families in the home country.”

Talk about extreme irony. The vulnerability of these people to be exploited and abused by our system is obvious – from the White House on down through the political ranks. That is exactly their purpose here to exploit illegals for all they can, politically. And the message is out to come and you will receive their protection.

Of course protection from what is not clear. In their homeland violence is down, and yet they are coming. Word is out they can seek and receive relief in this country with little chance of being returned.

The message is out that the US is about to rewrite its immigration law and policies to include them, should they get here, in de facto amnesty. Regardless what the nuances of the law are, the message is out. And they are coming.

There were 14,000 of these referral applicants in 2012, this year they expect over 60,000. And that is only an estimate. So there is a systematic agenda on both sides here. But clearly the illegals are jumping through the hoops.

It has been described by church organizations as a “sobering crisis of minors and others from Central America crossing into US”

Rather than sobering crisis, I’d call it a “slobbering crisis” of historic proportions.

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Churches: coming attractions

I’ve already mentioned the churches’ activism on other current matters. So what’s next on the social-activism calendar for the churches?

The word call is out in churches for a rally the last day of July to the first day of August, July 31st- August 1st. It’s labeled a civil disobedience rally at the White House, in cooperation with churches, Christian groups, and others. “Civil disobedience” rally — cue the civil rights theme and sloganeering.

Some may question my reason for mentioning it? Well, because it deserves to be, ahead of time. This is not backroom stuff, it is in the public and they are proud of it. If it is one thing they take pride in it is their social “activism”.

What is their purpose? Simply, take a message to Washington, namely to the White House — i.e. President Obama. The message: stop deportation of illegals. The usual participants are involved, asking people to “Join Picketing In D.C. On Immigration“.

Using Congress as the excuse:

“…the lack of action by Congress, President Obama can and should grant administrative relief from deportation and expand deferred action for additional undocumented persons.”

Now there can be no doubt that this one is by members and activists – clergy et al. It’s focused right at the White House, specifically Executive action. It doesn’t seem to matter that lack of action on the border is what has caused this. Now this is the action they are calling for. So there you have it, another issue to organize their activism around.

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Where would you go?

This Map Proves You Could Be Paying Less In Income Taxes If You Lived Here Instead

Justin Koski — July 18, 2014 | Western Journalism

Do states with higher or lower taxes do better economically?

While everyone has their own opinions on the question, a new study on state economic prosperity and taxation will have some saying, “I told you so.”

Governors of states with high taxes will relentlessly deny their effects on the state, or simply justify them with fairness, necessity or needed to sustain the revenue.

Governors of states with low taxes, use that as a means to attract business. For example, Governor Rick Perry (R-Texas) ran advertisements throughout California just last year in an attempt to sway companies to move to Texas because of their lower taxes.

So which of the two is actually true?

The Mercatus Center, a research center at George Mason University conducted a study to find out just that. Its key findings are:

1-Higher taxes reduce economic growth. A one percent increase in taxes results in a 1.9 percent decrease in growth.
2-Taxes impact where people live. People move to states with lower rates and leave those with higher ones.
3-Income tax progressivity (higher rates as income increases) affects new firm creation.

The key findings illustrate that if a governor wants to bring in more residents, create more jobs and make life better for everyone in it, then instead of increasing the taxes, they need to be dropping them.

If only there was a way we could get this into the hands of Congress and see if they could apply these new findings to the whole country…

Read more at http://www.westernjournalism.com/new-study-liberals-livid-challenges-everything-know-raising-taxes/?utm_source=MailChimp&utm_medium=email&utm_content=featured-stories&utm_campaign=DailyEmail07.18.14

— H/T to Dave

Churches stand with extremist politics over Israel

To all you churches, clergy and hierarchy, et al: are you proud of yourselves now? (you know who you are) Are you satisfied with the fruits of your efforts over the past few years? You are reaping the harvest you have sown and participated in.

You have not fooled us all in your political maneuvers. It’s time to ante up and face your actions. You have defended so-called Palestinians in their war against Israel. You have petitioned our government and Congress to stop and audit aid to Israel.

You called on UN to take actions against Israel, and complained publicly about human rights abuses. Despite Israel’s respectful protest, you organized and participated in boycotts — aka BDS movement. You have divested your organizations of stocks in Israeli contractors and independent companies that do business with Israel.

(NYT) The Christian leaders’ letter acknowledged that both Israelis and Palestinians had suffered, and that both sides bore responsibility. But it called for an investigation into only Israel’s activities.

The Jewish leaders said such an approach was a double standard. The Palestinian Authority also receives foreign aid from the United States and has also been accused of rights violations, they said.

“Where’s the letter to Congress about Syria, which is massacring its own people?” said Rabbi Steven Wernick, the chief executive of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. “When Israel is the only one that is called to account, that’s when it becomes problematic.”

All this in an orchestrated attempt to hurt both Israel and those it does business with. If that is not enough, you allied yourselves with some of the most extreme political elements of the radical Left, both here and internationally.

The Jewish leaders were shocked not just by the content of the letter, but also by the fact that the Christian leaders had not given them any warning. Both sides have been participating for eight years in a Christian-Jewish Round Table designed to heal wounds over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It was Monday’s meeting that the Jewish leaders canceled.

You publicly pursued this agenda while representing thousands, if not millions, of people under your leaderships. You justified this under the guise of social justice, and Christian principles. You even introduced the ideas supporting and celebrating these actions in your regional conferences. All that brings us up to date with present circumstances.

Now Israel has been under attack for weeks of daily rocket fire. In one recent barrage, there were 40 rockets in 20 minutes in one area. That is two rockets per minute or one every 30 seconds. As a response to the rockets, Israeli citizens are under constant air raid alarms and warnings.

Then came justified defensive responses from Israel on the Gaza and so-called Palestinian sources. 1000+ rockets were fired upon Israel before this action. They waited ten days before going in on the ground to stop these attacks. Yet at least twice during Hamas-led Palestinian offenses — armed by Iran — our US government and President have contacted Israel calling for restraint. Obama pleaded to minimize damage on structure and lives. That while the Hamas/Palestinian objective is always the destruction of innocent lives, and maximizing the damage.

So these churches, clergy and leaders, as well as the other organizations that allied themselves against Israel for months and years, have culpability in this outcome. To many people, indeed Christians, this was predictable. You allied yourselves with those calling for Israel’s destruction and listed as terrorists by our government and others.

You may argue it was not the churches directly but activists within tied to them. Except that they operated in positions of leadership while gloatingly participating in activism and appeared to represent their members.

Now it has come to harvest, and the results of those efforts are clear to those who have eyes to see. The churches have blood on their own hands for further fueling conditions through advocacy and de facto sanctions of Israel. Nonetheless, you have chosen sides. The present circumstances place blame on your hands.

How long can you continue in this bias direction? I hope your collective conscience and financial portfolios are satisfied. These are the results. You have blame on your hands

“He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” – (Mark 4:9)

See Update

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Looks like a duck…

Putin: “This tragedy would not have happened if there were peace on this land, if the military actions had not been renewed in southeast Ukraine,” Putin said, according to a Kremlin statement issued early Friday. “And, certainly, the state over whose territory this occurred bears responsibility for this awful tragedy.”

Obama: “’Before I begin, obviously the world is watching reports of a downed passenger jet near the Russia-Ukraine border. And it looks like it may be a terrible tragedy. Right now we’re working to determine whether there were American citizens on board. That is our first priority.’

“It looks like.…….it may be.…….a terrible “tragedy”” ?

At least he didn’t say “see Valerie Jarrett for our statement.

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Soaking in the “summer of scandal” heat

(so grab a cool one… and catch up on things)

bbq grill photo: BBQ Grill B-BQgrill.jpg

Hats off to the designer of this masterpiece. Who says the sauce is the boss?

Okay, its summertime after all, and I for one am feeling particularly festive after half time. Yep, the 4th of July is said to be summer’s half way marker.  So enjoy what you can of the balance. And as a special seasonal bonus, remember Congress goes on recess in August. That should sort of make you feel like you’re saving money while noticing those skyrocketing vacation costs.

Now if you’re in the same seasonal mood, I hope you are at least throwing the burgers on the grill as liberally as Obama’s administration is piling up scandals. Not even halfway through their summer of scandal and they’ve added another one to their menu, a border crisis to rival any other. As this one kicks off with the customary fanfare you’ve come to expect from this administration, remember like wine they only get better with age. And this one has not reached its peak vintage yet. (click for mood music)

Time for another installment of the “summer of scandal”. Brought to you by our fine sponsor, DNC and its many affiliates. Special guest appearances of Eric Holder and his rock ‘em-sock ‘em DOJ. While Eric was out calling the play by play games, he gave us the hint of the planning involved in this show.

Crack open a Dr Pepper and throw another burger on the Bar-b. Add this one to your repertoire of scandals.

Eric Holder: ‘We are at a dangerous time’

By Dana Ford, CNN | July 14, 2014

(CNN) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is worried about wholes that are greater than the sum of their parts.

Take, for instance, the current mix of bomb-makers from Yemen with foreign fighters in Syria.

“That’s a deadly combination, where you have people who have the technical know-how along with the people who have this kind of fervor to give their lives in support of a cause that is directed at the United States and directed at its allies. And it’s something that gives us really extreme, extreme concern,” he told ABC’s “This Week.”

He estimated there are about 7,000 foreign fighters in Syria, coming from places like Europe and the United States.

“In some ways, it’s more frightening than anything I think I’ve seen as attorney general,” he said. “This is a situation that we can see developing and the potential that I see coming up, the negative potential I see coming out of the facts in Syria and Iraq now, are quite concerning,” he said.

Does his boss know he’s out there dissing their foreign policy achievements?  Maybe its like that guy trying to lure you into the side-show at the carnival with all the hype.

And threats from that part of the world aren’t the only ones Holder has to worry about. He also fears potential attacks on planes.

This month, the Transportation Security Administration said that security screeners at overseas airports may ask U.S.-bound passengers to turn on their electronic devices to prove they work and aren’t explosive devices.

So every electronic device is a potential weapon. One may ask where was his concern about this a year ago?

They won’t allow devices without power on board planes. The traveler may then undergo additional screening.

It’s part of an update to security measures aimed at combating potential new threats from terrorists in the Middle East and Europe.

“This is not a test … We’re doing something in reaction to things that we have detected,” Holder told ABC about the upgrades.

“We are at a dangerous time,” he said.

U.S. attorney general urges new laws to prevent terror from returning fighters. CNN

Do you hear that, Obama, “this is not a test”?

I get the new ever-changing security threats stuff. Those rascally terrorists are creative. So why does the invasion on the Southern border not have alarm bells going off in his mind?  Why does border security need to stand down in the face of real ever-evolving threats? And at this most “dangerous time”?

Hello: “wholes that are greater than the sum of their parts”… just saying. Remember my “Gestalt effect.”

Oh so other countries airport security may be taking precautions but our own US security in this country takes a big fat pass. In fact, they put out the welcome flag.  Scabies and lice – check, TB or diseases — checkaroony.  Other than Mexicans — check. Spotting literature of jihadists traveling across the border – check. What are we missing for potential threats? No, I think we got most of them, right here flowing across the border. Reports are coming out that some of the recently “documented” illegals are using their new papers for air travel. I wonder how that factors into Eric Holders fearful brain?

Well on the other hand, maybe we can cut Eric some slack. He said these are threats they have detected.  So maybe he just hadn’t gotten around to noticing the tens of thousands of OTM pouring across our border, with who knows what, or plans for who knows what? He’ll probably get around to that info, soon, like how out of the loop he was on Fast and Furious. It just takes a while for it to work up the chain of command. The fact that Fox News has been reporting on it is probably a tip-off that it’s just BS like all those other scandals which he refuses to take action on.

Keep an eye on that sunburn.

(Photo credit)

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Obama’s War of Women

This means Warren: Obama backs challenger to Hillary

By Edward Klein July 6, 2014 | NY Post

President Obama has quietly promised Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren complete support if she runs for president — a stinging rebuke to his nemesis Hillary Clinton, sources tell me.

Publicly, Obama has remained noncommittal on the 2016 race, but privately he worries that Clinton would undo and undermine many of his policies. There’s also a personal animosity, especially with Bill Clinton, that dates from their tough race six years ago.

A former Harvard law professor and administration aide, Warren would energize the left wing of the Democrat Party just as Obama did against Clinton in 2008.

Thanks to her outspoken stand against big banks and the top 1 percent, Warren is the darling of progressives. She won her Senate seat thanks to millions of dollars in donations from outside Massachusetts, including from rich environmentalists and Hollywood celebrities. …/

More http://nypost.com/2014/07/06/this-means-warren-obama-backs-challenger-to-hillary/

“Get ready for lift off. Up, up and away …… breathe, exhale, one more time.”

The war is on it seems. What else can be said? If it means it takes another slap at Bill Clinton while dissing Hillary, that’s just another reason to support her. Is Valerie Jarrett now in charge of the Democrat Party? She seems to be the self-appointed Czar.

I heard MSNBC applaud Warren campaigning for Tennant in West Virginia. They took issue that W Va, who once supported Dukakis, now favors Republicans. Yes, they believe she is the one to rectify that situation. The people that declared war on energy want to win back W. Virginia. Can even Democrats follow these “bob and weave” politics?

Their reasons, according to Wa Po:

1. Tennant needs every Democratic base voter to turn out
2. Tennant needs the money. (only had 1.5 mil on hand)
3. Warren’s economic populist message is a nice fit for the state. Yes, Warren is more liberal than the average West Virginian. And, her views on coal are not in line with most residents in the state. But, on economic inequality — the issue with which she is most closely associated — Warren is likely standing right with most West Virginians. (West Virginia was the third poorest state in 2013.) “Our job is to fight for the families of America,” Warren said at the Tennant event. “Stitch up the tax loopholes so that millionaires and billionaires pay at the same tax rate as the people in this room.” That’s a message that can work in West Virginia.
4. The event was in the Panhandle. West Virginia has moved heavily toward Republicans over the past decade or so. But, the entire state is not solidly Republican. The eastern Panhandle, which includes the town of Shepherdstown where the event was held, probably has more in common with Washington, D.C. than Charleston, West Virginia.

“None of the above means Tennant is going to win. She’s a long shot. And long shots need to take risks. This one makes political sense,” says Chris Cillizza.

 

There you have it, the rosy optimism for why Warren was a great fit for Virginia voters. Just the one to speak to them. Well, that percentage on the extreme Eastern border that leans Liberal anyway. What’s not to like? And she’s their presidential poster-child?

Don’t laugh, they are serious on both. Forget that Dems want to nuke the coal and energy industries and their extreme anti-gun, anti-second amendment, abortion ideology that comes with them. Insulting. One can only hope it’s not “change they believe in”.

RightRing | Bullright

Obama’s touchstones, breaking badder

“Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency”.

Touchstone:

(assaying tool), a stone used to identify precious metals; or (metaphor) a means of assaying relative merits of a concept

1: a black siliceous stone related to flint and formerly used to test the purity of gold and silver by the streak left on the stone when rubbed by the metal
2: a test or criterion for determining the quality or genuineness of a thing
3: a fundamental or quintessential part or feature — merriam-webster

There’s nothing wrong with transparency and rule of law. Just that Obama has to pervert them to suit his personal needs like he does everything else. Then, you probably thought you knew what “transparency” meant.

But in this case, transparency actually now means the opposite: spying on citizens, concealing the truth about Benghazi, or lying when convenient –especially for political gain, Obamacare and its roll out, denying scandals as “phony scandals”, or that IRS was engaged in political activism. Or ignoring and dismissing a problem he previously railed against as a priority.  

So  transparency can mean denial of a problem and necessary cover-up that one even exists. Luckily, transparency is also alive and well in the Dep. of Justice — not. Holder was held in contempt of Congress for failure to comply. Now it can mean selective transparency when you want something known, like details of the bin Laden mission or CIA chief in Afghanistan, accusations about your political enemies, or spying and accusations on a reporter, or revenge for an unfavorable documentary. And feeling politically justified for it all — even the contempt.
 

Rule of Law: one does not have to return to Blackstone commentaries to define rule of law. It’s sort of self-explanatory. (Wikipedia)

The Oxford English Dictionary has defined “rule of law” this way:

“The authority and influence of law in society, esp. when viewed as a constraint on individual and institutional behaviour; (hence) the principle whereby all members of a society (including those in government) are considered equally subject to publicly disclosed legal codes and processes.”

The rule of law (also known as nomocracy) is the legal principle that law should govern a nation, and not individual government officials. It primarily refers to the influence and authority of law within society, particularly as a constraint upon behavior, including behavior of government officials. The phrase can be traced back to the 16th century, and it was popularized in the 19th century by British jurist A. V. Dicey. The concept was familiar to ancient philosophers such as Aristotle, who wrote “Law should govern”.Rule of law implies that every citizen is subject to the law, including law makers themselves. It stands in contrast to the idea that the ruler is above the law, for example by divine right.

In 1780, John Adams enshrined this principle in the Massachusetts Constitution by seeking to establish “a government of laws and not of men.”

O-translation: ‘whatever I say or decide the rule of law is at any particular time’.
 
Wikiquote

The term to “break bad” is American Southeast slang meaning to turn against one’s previously lawful lifestyle for one of criminal acts, usually at the cost of someone else’s life or well-being.

Obama could not abandon what he was never constrained by, so he’s ‘breaking badder’.

It sounded better than “cronyism, lies and corruption will be my touchstones.” Obama’s words fit his penchant for making factually inaccurate statements, then repeatedly lying to try to validate them. Benghazi and ObamaCare are text book examples. The border crisis demonstrates his lawlessness and insincerity for the “rule of law”.

RightRing | Bullright

Clintons vs. Obamas — the cold war

Bill Clinton: ‘I Hate that Man Obama’

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June 21, 2014 8:12 pm

Obama Nation

Journalist reveals dysfunctional, jealous relationship

(NY Post) – In his new book, “Blood Feud,” journalist Edward Klein gets inside the dysfunctional, jealous relationship between Bill and Hillary Clinton and Barack and Michelle Obama — and how it could explode in 2016.

Outwardly, they put on a show of unity — but privately, the Obamas and Clintons, the two power couples of the Democrat Party, loathe each other.

“I hate that man Obama more than any man I’ve ever met, more than any man who ever lived,” Bill Clinton said to friends on one occasion, adding he would never forgive Obama for suggesting he was a racist during the 2008 campaign.

The feeling is mutual. Obama made ­excuses not to talk to Bill, while the first lady privately sniped about Hillary.

On most evenings, Michelle Obama and her trusted adviser, Valerie Jarrett, met in a quiet corner of the White House residence. They’d usually open a bottle of Chardonnay, catch up on news about Sasha and Malia, and gossip about people who gave them heartburn.

Their favorite bête noire was Hillary Clinton, whom they nicknamed “Hildebeest,” after the menacing and shaggy-maned gnu that roams the Serengeti.

‘Michelle could be president’

The animosity came to a head in the run-up to the 2012 election, when Obama’s inner circle insisted he needed the former president’s support to win. Obama finally telephoned Bill Clinton in September 2011 and invited him out for a round of golf.

“I’m not going to enjoy this,” Bill told Hillary when they gathered with a group of friends and political associates at Whitehaven, their neo-Georgian home on Embassy Row in Washington, DC.

“I’ve had two successors since I left the White House — Bush and Obama — and I’ve heard more from Bush, asking for my advice, than I’ve heard from Obama. I have no relationship with the president — none whatsoever,” Clinton said.

“I really can’t stand the way Obama ­always seems to be hectoring when he talks to me,” Clinton added, according to someone who was present at the gathering and spoke on the condition of anonymity. “Sometimes we just stare at each other. It’s pretty damn awkward. Now we both have favors to ask each other, and it’s going to be very unpleasant. But I’ve got to get this guy to owe me and to be on our side.”

During the golf game, Clinton didn’t waste any time reminding Obama that as president he had presided over eight years of prosperity, while Obama had been unable to dig the country out of the longest financial ­doldrums since the Great Depression.

“Bill got into it right away,” said a Clinton family friend. “He told Obama, ‘Hillary and I are gearing up for a run in 2016.’ He said Hillary would be ‘the most qualified, most experienced candidate, perhaps in history.’ His reference to Hillary’s experience made Obama wince, since it was clearly a shot at his lack of experience when he ran for president.

“And so Bill continued to talk about Hillary’s qualifications . . . and the coming campaign in 2016. But Barack didn’t bite. He changed the subject several times. Then suddenly, Barack said something that took Bill by complete surprise. He said, ‘You know, Michelle would make a great presidential candidate, too.’

“Bill was speechless. Was Barack comparing Michelle’s qualifications to Hillary’s? Bill said that if he hadn’t been on a mission to strike a deal with Barack, he might have stormed off the golf course then and there.”

[then intentional snubs and Obama's desire for a mini-me to replace him]

- See more at: http://www.teaparty.org/bill-clinton-hate-man-obama-45132/

Ref: http://nypost.com/2014/06/21/inside-the-jealous-feud-between-the-obamas-and-hildebeest-clintons/

That’s why Bill Clinton’s infamous line is so extraordinary: “This whole thing is the biggest fairy tale I’ve ever seen.” There is a lot more implied with “fairy tale” than Hillary’s vote supporting military action in Iraq — that was never the whole context for Bill’s quote, and most of us knew that. To believe that explanation one has to be in the la-la land of make believe. (which by nature most Obama supporters were and still are)

The thought of all Barry Soetoro and Michele have been is bad enough, but the idea he gets to choose his replacement is repulsive and sickening. That is the psychosis we have slithering in the White House. We all thought Clintons, and all their problems, were bad enough. Well, in a twist of ironic fate we finally have someone even the Clintons find revolting. So you have to figure Clintons still have a finger on Democrats’ pulse. But where else is it, who’s talking? It seems to be MIA.