Female Mutilation takes a twist in media

Washington Post “Yeah, Buts” Female Genital Mutilation

IPT News
June 6, 2017

Recent comments by Dar al-Hijrah Imam Shaker Elsayed endorsing female genital mutilation as “the honorable thing to do” reportedly is prompting calls within the congregation for Elsayed’s ouster.

The Falls Church, Va.-based mosque is among the area’s largest, so the conflict attracted Washington Post coverage Monday evening. But reporter Abigail Hauslohner repeatedly lost focus, cramming in references to the “right wing” organization which flagged the Elsayed video and to increased hate crimes targeting Muslims.

The undoctored video showing Elsayed’s comments about female sexuality was posted by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), which focuses on Islamist extremist rhetoric throughout the world. MEMRI is a non-partisan organization that has been quoted by international media thousands of times and also works with governments that span the political spectrum. In the interest of disclosure, Investigative Project on Terrorism Executive Director Steven Emerson served on MEMRI’s board for several years until recently resigning. Accusing MEMRI of being right wing — in a deliberate effort to discredit the widely praised international organization – tells you more about the reporter’s agenda than anything else.

The tape accurately reflects Elsayed’s comments – Dar al-Hijrah acknowledged this by issuing an apology. It vehemently rejected as offensive Elsayed’s claim that failure to clip a girl’s clitoris leads to “hyper-sexuality.”

But that wasn’t enough. After reporting about calls for Elsayed’s firing, Hauslohner again diverted a story about an extremist statement from an imam to an entirely separate issue.

Yeah, speaking as a religious community leader, he said something horrifying, the article implies. But, other people do horrible things, too!

Hauslohner invoked hate crimes statistics and last week’s murders in Portland of two men who defended a hijab-clad woman and her friend from a white supremacist lunatic. And she cherry-picked one overheated Twitter comment, noting that the writer’s avatar was a Trump-Pence campaign button.

That was relevant. Previous Elsayed statements showing a pattern of radical thought, however, were not mentioned.

In addition to his FGM advice, Elsayed dove headlong into anti-Semitism when he recently preached that peace with Jews is impossible, because they “will not deal with you fairly and squarely,” another MEMRI dispatch reports. Deception “is in the genes, it is in the blood,” he said in the video posted to the mosque’s YouTube channel Friday. Jews “have killed three prophets before, and they sent the fourth to the Romans to kill him or crucify him.”

Speaking to a student group in 2013, he said Muslims were first in line when there is a need for giving – for things like prayer, charity and community service. “But,” he added, “they are last if anything is being distributed, unless it is arms for jihad,” Elsayed said. “We are the first to rush and run to defend our community and defend ourselves. The enemies of Allah are lining up; the question for us is, ‘Are we lining, or are we afraid because, because they may call us terrorists.'”

In 2004, while serving as a top official with the Muslim American Society (MAS), Elsayed praised Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna in an interview with the Chicago Tribune. Al-Banna, who created a movement bent on creating a global Islamic state, offered “the closest reflection of how Islam should be in this life,” Elsayed said.

The article’s focus was on the Brotherhood’s secret American network. MAS, the Tribune reported, was the Brotherhood’s U.S. branch.

Two years earlier, Elsayed defended suicide bombers and the reverence they receive as “martyrs.” Speaking in Arabic at a conference MAS organized with the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), he decried the label “suicide bombers” as unfair. “Nobody who is not Muslim has any right to decide for us, we the Muslims, whose is a martyr or another. We as Muslims will decide that. It is in-house business.”

When Muslim honor is violated, he added, “Jihad is a must on every man, every child and every woman. [They have to make Jihad] with every tool that they can get in their hand. Anything that they can get in their hand they should fight with it. And if they don’t have a weapon in their hands, then [they will fight] unarmed.”

Shaker Elsayed is the story, or at least he should be. The Post’s “Yeah, but” approach deprived readers of significant and relevant context and hid the fact that, for 15 years, he has harbored and espoused the most radical ideology.

Original article at IPT https://www.investigativeproject.org/6234/washington-post-yeah-buts-female-genital

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When the left desperately try to frame even this problem as some attack on Muslims or Islam is too rich. The press will do it for them, no problem. So it’s us, the sharia and Islam resisters that are the problem — not what they are actually doing. Hard to believe that media in a free country would choose to take that route.

Susan Rice’s road to fortune

I would like to know why Susan Rice hasn’t been unmasked the same way she did others, like was done to Michael Flynn? Where was all the vetting information on Rice?

She was famous as the go to liar for hire under Obama, a job that paid political dividends but the salary wasn’t close to 7 figures. How come more attention hasn’t been on her, I mean aside from scandals she was instrumental in?

So how did she go from a nest egg of 20 million to 50 million in 5 years? Inquiring minds would like to know. Measly government and a UN diplomat salary doesn’t pay that well. Great work if you can get it, eh?

Rice only spent a couple years in middle management in the private sector. Other than that she’s been “all in” in politics and government — or public service as they like to call it.

So make 30 million in around five years? I thought only Clintons could do that.

See unmasking on Kevin Jackson’s The Black Sphere

Get ready for Terrorists Lives Matter

Terrorists Lives Matter is now cranking up the protestors against Trump’s anti-terrorism Executive Order that bans and restricts travel from certain countries. From JFK to the Statue of Liberty, to the editorial pages, leftists take to protesting.

Gee, could it be a useable voting bloc? The professors of crisis are hard at work.

And the activist news media falls right in line to advocate for terrorism. Then they start with the “but this is a recruiting tool for ISIS” hogwash. Any hope that the left will wake up and see daylight is vastly exaggerated. At least they’ve been exposed for who they are. Don’t these people know that terrorism/terrorists have been extorting our laws for decades? No, they don’t care. But the left desperately tries to super-spin it as a gift to ISIS playing right into their hands

The people who advocated for Unconstitutional Executive Orders before, now defiantly protest legal ones. Even notable law professor Johnathon Turley said precedent of law is very much in Trump’s favor for his actions. That doesn’t stop the ACLU.

Suddenly Trump’s Executive Order causes the left to bend further for terrorists’ agenda. Yet we are the bad guys? Give me a freaking break. The word “resist” is now their slogan. Wow, instead of encouraging and welcoming terrorists into the country, the president tries to halt it and they cry resist. But we’re helping terrorists?

Hints of this came in December, when the black liberation groups honored terrorists like the one on OSU campus as victims. It seems like just name any anti-life issue or event and leftists can get behind and rally to it. And they’ll find a way to justify their support. Since everything is reversed now, they will support the tyranny of anarchy over the rule of law. Terrorists or shooters become victims and police become the problem. A border wall is offensive but illegal immigration is not. Anything opposing their agenda is called racism and condemned.

A two teir system has emerged. If you are an illegal “undocumented” alien, you qualify for special protections and immunities from the law. Whole cities now stand up and say they’ll go to any lengths to secure and protect illegals from the rule of law — even if they commit crimes. See, it is completely backwards. Problem after problem and issue after issue.

An entire city has to be inconvenienced and held hostage because of their agenda to support illegals. The hell with lawful citizens, special evolving protections need to be granted for law breakers and illegal aliens. And then they blame the root cause for their unlawful situation on the rest of America. How fair and just is that?

Before their favorite line sprouts from everywhere: as I have said over and over, it is not about “who we are” — it is all about who they (terrorists and Islamists) are.

What the heck, another week under Trump and another protest. I’d call that “winning’.

RightRing | Bullright

So you want to be a liberal

I thought it might be good to have a piece that describes the nuances of how to become a liberal. Many younger people might be trying to figure out what it is. It’s not for everyone.

I will describe some of the proper ethics to today’s liberalism — not to be confused with the old classical liberals a century ago. The two aren’t compatible.

Get acquainted with ideas of modern, post sixties, liberaldom. Identity, identity, identity.

The golden rule is every identity group has their own formula to follow to be a proper, politically correct, liberal. It’s all about who you are, first. So it is very important to know who you are. Most of it, and your view, is based on who you are. Identity matters a lot.

At this point, you may want to look into the mirror and familiarize yourself with: skin color, your heritage, sexual identity, age, your religion, status in this country, the language you speak, type of education you have, the school(s) you went to, the degree you have, your career choice, your type of employment, union you belong to, organizations, how much money you make, whether you are married, single or living with someone, the children you have, their ages, their races, the kind of home you live in or neighborhood, what denomination you are, or what your other beliefs are… just for a few things to start.

You may think of more categories later. Extra credit — good trainee organizers learn to be naturally creative at finding new categories. That all matters to being a good liberal.

Get used to that group identity because it is all you’ll be seen as, in liberal circles — or cocktail parties and social rallies you will attend. Liberals learn to stay in their own lane.

Now to really be mainstream on main street, you’ll have to learn this simple formula: your identity is the key to your role and identity in liberaldom. Don’t leave home without it.

Practical applications

If you listen to liberal activists, they’ll tell you to “check your white privilege at the door.” However, as is with liberaldom, things are often different than what liberals say publicly. Some would call those lies, but you don’t have to worry about that in liberaldom. You don’t exactly check white privilege, you punctuate it. You can’t check your identity.

One of the most import things today is the race card. To use it the right way, like the tool it is, you have to know how it works. Different rules apply to different groups.

If you are black, you generally play the race card by promoting your race and culture. Then you denounce structural racism, which is everywhere. If you are white, it is the opposite. You play it by acknowledging and apologizing for being white, first. You must go through initiation. It’s like a fraternity, you take an oath to preserve black or minorities’ culture, while demonstrating guilt for your perceived white privilege.

Understand if you are white, you will never be able to live down or say anything that removes the stain of your whiteness nor its stain on society. That’s important because you must assume responsibility for anything ever done to another race or minority, on behalf of anyone who was white in the history of this country. You can never overcome that damage, and no amount of penitence will fix it. For instance, your posture is to feel guilt while blacks’ is to be proud. Then you can move on to the general denunciation structural racism.

Feel free to play the race card within those boundaries.

Now you have learned the simple pillar on which everything else in liberaldom is built. You must see everything, culturally and politically, through the lens of identities. There are other categories to also use but identity is the basic. It grows on you.

You can then broaden out to apply this identity formula toward all political opponents. Then you can add Alinsky rules and tactics toward your enemy. When attacking your target, pick apart his/her positions by singling out people by groups or categories. Use the identity of anyone or everyone to your own advantage. That is what they are for.

The Mafia has the Omerta pledge, while Libs have political correctness. P/C rules.
One final rule is to defend liberaldom at all costs. No exceptions or exemptions.

RightRing | Bullright

Muslim woman, subway ‘victim’ made it all up…surprise

Fake news alert: No assault, no victim, no news…. no phony racist attackers.

NY Daily News

She made it all up — and now she’s under arrest.

The Muslim college student who claimed she was harassed on the subway by three men who shouted “Donald Trump,” called her a terrorist and tried to rip her hijab off her head has admitted to detectives that she concocted the entire story, the Daily News has learned.

“Nothing happened — and there was no victim.”

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/muslim-woman-reported-trump-supporter-attack-made-story-article-1.2910944?cid=bitly

Where are the people who are worried about fake news. How about fake victims?

So her freedom of speech apparently includes filing false police reports.

Hey, fake news media, I got your “fake news” right here!

Political overload: it’s everywhere

The momentum of political speak — protests, lectures, and political correctness — has built to an all time high. Is anywhere politics free? Seems All lines have now been crossed.

If you go to a football game, chances are you could be treated to a political message of some kind. “Bend a knee if you agree” to dissent. Go to a dinner and you might find protestors lined up somewhere along the way. Go to any community event, people may complain about the state of politics or about the “nasty election” season.

Turn on TV to watch some comedy relief and you could be inundated with a political narrative — funny or not depending on the comic’s political point of view.

Now if you spend the outrageous amount to see a Broadway play, they’ll kindly lecture you about politics and diversity. “We are the stormin’ norm now.” But don’t misunderstand it for a “conversation” because there is only one side with one point of view, theirs.

Have children in school? Well, they’ve already been lectured about global warming politics and that whole agenda. But now chances are your child may be encouraged to join the march against the duly elected president-elect. There could be counselors on staff to deal with students’ trauma and grief from the election.

Go to a basketball game just to know the owner(Cuban) is immersed in politics and currently boycotting the Trump hotels. Don’t be surprised what you may hear. Or you could be treated to gestures by players about Black Lives Matter. This is an issue alone, all-star players pushing a political agenda. (where are the days of just sports?)

Go to campus and you might hear or see an anti-Trump protest. It may institutionally support anti-Israel positions of the Left. Or it could be naming itself a sanctuary campus to harbor illegal aliens.

Going to church is always safe from politics or activism, right? Maybe not. You could be lectured about corrosive politics and “can’t we all just get along?” If its a liberal denomination, he or she might preach on the socialism of Jesus.

Work is usually a safe zone, right? But an international company announced if you support Trump, or don’t like their frequent anti-Trump statements, then you ought to resign.

Many people say Thanksgiving might be trigger zones for politics — if you can avoid the subject, which sort of depends on other family members cooperation or not.

And the youth today talk about trigger warnings from conservative points of view or Republican speakers. Trigger warnings about offensive “hate speech” are everywhere. So everyone else’s free speech must be curbed.

Any major event is now a political target for terrorism as well as the left. So there is politics of protest and politics of fear. Black Friday? What are all these people lobbying us for? It is mostly offensive to me but that doesn’t matter… the point is to force it on you. If we are offended it is called ‘free speech,’ while our dissent is called ‘hate speech.’

I haven’t even mentioned something as simple as watching the news, which really is more like non-stop political messaging now. Newscasts are littered with the liberals and talking points. And that innate bias in any coverage. Look at the newspapers at the store? Talk about triggering, outrage is in. Headlines are meant to inflame.

I thought the height was Pence going to a play and getting booed on the way in, then lectured before he can leave. Then he gets protested in the street. Spending all that money on tickets doesn’t prevent them from trying to ram their politics down your throat.

Now something as simple as driving to work or going to the store could turn you into a pawn in some leftist protest, caught in their web of “civil disobedience” and held hostage. Just don’t protest an abortion clinic. That will get you trouble. The Left is in a perpetual state of protest. Never mind how much it offends you or your freedom.

RightRing | Bullright

Time for a word about Deplorables

Occasionally Democrats come right out and tell you what they thinnk of people, or in this case the voters. They remove the shallow mask then they dig in.

That’s exactly what Hillary did with her “basket of deplorables” comment. She only excused herself from the term half. Well, Hillary what part is it then that you despise as deplorable?

Of course you would never hear her condemn the BDS supporters which are a big chunk of her base. That’s a real question. But she did pander to AIPAC that she disagreed with the BDS movement. Anyone really believe that? When it is a base issue of their platform, I doubt she would ever do that.

Hillary went to the deplorable level in a practiced line she thought was clever. But it shows they have no problem attacking Americans. So she is such a Basket of Desporation that her campaign lashes out to attack voters — not only her. Bill campaigned for Hillary calling people racists, particularly southerners. (interesting that they are trying to roll Georgia into Clinton’s column) Then bubbling Bubba went to Pennsylvania to attack “coal people.” Then Hillary made up a whole list of deplorables, trying to cover them all.

As Bill Clinton put it, the coal people voted for him twice, now they bash Hillary and Obama. So they deserve to be attacked and slurred. Anyone who opposes Hillary will have a name thrown at them, just as Obama did the bitter gun toting, Bible thumpers, then repeatedly bashed Christians. Why any Christians support Obamoa is beyond me.

Then we are called Birthers, and now we are grouped into the Alt-Right as their latest label if we are critical thinkers who think outside mainstream media parameters. So take your pick for names. Like Peppermint Farm said a while back, there is a list of names and phobias for us and more on the way. However, they succeeded in defining themselves.

This is the elite establishment view and nothing new. They despise the people especially when they are in their way or a threat to their power. We become names and charicatures. That’s what they think of us. We are the scourge. Obama poked fun at us that we just don’t understand — we are dummies — if we disagree with them. We are stupid, uneducated, racists and bigots since they want to define our sinister motives for opposing them.

We’ve even been called names from the right. Some Repubs play right into the Left’s script and do the work for Dems. Never Trumpers called us names, even appear as headliners in Hillary ads condemning Trump and his supporters. Now there is even a Never Trumper pac running ads against Trump.

So we’ve seen it across the board. Tea Partiers were a pejorative. Racism happens to be their favorite. Now Dems have gone beyond that to labeling people unwitting agents of the Russian Federation. We are called ignorant traitors for questioning Obama’s “lead from behind” foreign policy. You can’t get much lower than that. Though some Republicans have proved to be willing dupes of the Marxist left — too masny.

RightRing | Bullright

Patriotism gets bombed with red glares

Guess where?

Ashamed to be an American? Towns crack down on American pride

By Todd Starnes Published July 01, 2016 | Fox News

The Star-Spangled Banner survived the rocket’s red glare and bombs bursting in air – only to face a modern-day threat – silly town ordinances and petty bureaucrats.

I’m not sure if it’s an epidemic of anti-American nincompoopery sweeping across the fruited plain or if it’s a general lack of common sense. Maybe it’s both. I’ll let you be the judge of that.

In Lexington, South Carolina Marine veteran Bob Michaelis was told to remove a patriotic display from his mattress company.

Mr. Michaelis lined the front of his store with American flags – to honor our troops.

“We got 10 flags up,” he told television station WIS. “I thought maybe it was about time we return the patriotism in America. There’s not enough of it. It seems to be lost.”

But instead of congratulating Bob’s patriotism, the town fathers dispatched the law. He was informed that the flags violated an ordinance.

“The town of Lexington says they got to come down because there’s an ordinance in place,” he said.

The town administrator told WIS they did not issue Bob a citation nor did they tell him to take down the flags. …/

More at: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/07/01/ashamed-to-be-american-towns-crack-down-on-american-pride.html?intcmp=trending

Welcome to the 4th of July under ‘new and revised’ Amerika. Not on campus at Berkeley but on main street in South Carolina. The silence from Liberals will be deafening.

No, Libs, patriotism is not an “emotional thing.” But the new and revised America is driven by Emotionalism and P/C BS. Where are the lists of “most P/C places in the US?”

So LGBT pride is in — American pride is out of fashion. Didn’t know it had a shelf life.

Right

Wrong

gay flag

 

Rev Graham disputes Obama’s gun control agenda

See: http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/16/politics/john-brennan-cia-isis/

Dir. Brennan:

“In fact, as the pressure mounts on ISIL, we judge that it will intensify its global terror campaign to maintain its dominance of the global terrorism agenda.”

“We judge that ISIL is training and attempting to deploy operatives for further attacks,” he said. “ISIL has a large cadre of Western fighters who could potentially serve as operatives for attacks in the West. And the group is probably exploring a variety of means for infiltrating operatives into the West, including refugee flows, smuggling routes, and legitimate methods of travel.”

“They’re taking advantage of the liberties that we’ve fought so hard to defend,” he said.

But Comander-Divert-and-Deny is worried about guns. Never mind immigration, border or refugee crises. Priorities. He has already disrupted our law enforcement process and supplanted political correctness throughout. He ignores the central, overwhelming threat. The one he shall not name, RIT. I smell another Obama lecture coming to Americans .

Message — target guns not Islamist terrorists.

The Apology Canard

That’s about the nicest thing I can call it. Demanding an apology today is the new answer to everything you take issue with. It rivals the suit epidemic.

Bill Clinton to BLM

Hillary calls for apology from Bernie.

Bernie calls for apology from Hillary

Donald Trump is called to apologize, to someone or for something, nearly every week.

Mitt Romney wanted Trump to apologize.

Cruz wants Trump to apologize.

The left and many on the right lined up to blame Trump for the protests in Chicago.

We are all owed an apology by Obama for wrecking the country.

Everyone wants an apology from Trump and yet no one demands one from Hillary

Obama did an apology tour in his first year. Apparently even that was not enough for greived countries in the Mid East.

I’m still waiting for an apology from Obama because he had no right to apologize for America on my behalf. That offends me. I’m sure one will not be forthcoming.

The left has taken this to an all time high. They pounce on any Republican who says something they don’t like. They call for an apology. Then they go to every other Republican to denounce the statement, or stand guilty by default for agreeing if they refuse to condemn him.

The knee-jerk reaction these days seems to be to call for an apology whenever you feel grieved or offended. It doesn’t guarantee you will get one. But it elevates your grievance to a public level. Just move the fad up a notch, some people are shopping for an apology from anyone who offends them. Some are grievance shopping too.

There are a lot of opportunities out there. And some people or groups are perpetually offended by virtue of their existence. They are always due an apology.

What an apology epidemic we have in the country.

Now after the media contrived controversy about Trump pointing out judge Curiel’s bias and conflict, again they call for an official “apology” from Trump.

However, Ryan calls Trump a textbook racist, and within hours WH Press Sec, Josh Earnest, calls Trump a racist — as evidenced by Paul-mealymouthed-Ryan.

Referring to Trumps remarks:

“I regret those comments he made,” Ryan said. “It’s absolutely unacceptable.”

Ryan, I regret the comments you made. Besides, I think Ryan still owes all of us a big apology for 2012. I’ll be waiting for the overdue apology, Ryan.

Susan Collins says Trump should apologize. I’m waiting for her apology calling for hearings on Obama’s SCOTUS nominee. That was a grievous offense.

But it’s okay to call Trump a racist, and no need to apologize for it. Actually, you get kudos for doing that. And just look what Romney said about Trump. Give me a break.

But the perpetual apology addicts won’t ever apologize.

It’s personal – note of discontent…. aka “friends”

On hurling invective, insults …and shooting the moon.

It has become personal now. Politics has become personal, very personal.

Brainy Quotes:

“When people start hurling insults at you, you know their minds are closed and there’s no point in debating. You disengage yourself as quickly as possible from the situation.” — Judith Martin

That is usually good advice. However, there are times you cannot just ignore it.

Normally that is the case, but these are not normal times. Nor are the politics normal. As for the people, let’s see how “normal” they are? Who knew how abnormal it can get?

Prelude

A good friend and blogger was recently the target of a drive by that made little sense to me. At first, I chalked it up to spilling vindictive insults at someone for the sake of it. The question was why? This is not a tedious back and forth but a street level synopsis. I don’t often go into personal matters but one must make exceptions when necessary.

Though when someone uses you as an example of their perceived problem with the political climate, it warrants your attention. First, a couple things to keep in mind: what is said on a blog post and what is said in comments and conversation are different. IOW, when someone makes a person or group of people the target of their wrath in a post, singling you out, it is on a higher level. When comments include their wrath it is a lesser degree. That’s how I quantify it anyway.

I’ve said before “on this blog I don’t claim “no bias” and do not provide or guarantee a politics free or politically correct zone.” So there is no hypersensitivity about a person’s feelings, including mine. Sometimes in criticizing others it reflects on our own shortfalls.

Friends, to example….to straw men

From the piece found here at Pesky Truth.

“This is just one example of how the rift between Trump supporters and Cruz supporters has come between people who used to be friends. We all called ourselves “conservatives” and supposedly believed in the same smaller government, lower taxes, strong military and so on. But then the 2016 presidential election intruded. People chose sides. That’s normally not a big deal, but this time it’s different – very different.”

Choosing political sides is one thing choosing friends another. Choosing is the operative word. We define ourselves. Like Cruz’s lines,”Donald said” this or that and “this is who Donald is.” But who is Ted? That’s the problem. Who knew it was controversial?

What drew me to the article on a blog I occasionally read in the first place was the title. It was about “what happened to people who USED to be our friends?” So there I am ignorantly reading an article when it references a good friend of mine sort of indirectly, at first. I expected from the title maybe it was a self-reflective thing. It was anything but. It was a slash and burn (IMO) about certain people he personally called into question.

People talk about “feeling the Bern,” but I was really feeling the burn.

The author was someone I even associated with as a contributor at another site. I thought I’d call him a friend, as others. That’s where it gets dicey… ‘I thought.’ I allow that rarely people agree on everything. Sometimes, as the quote above says, you just disassociate with others. So there are times when we should back away from the keyboards; and then there are times when we should take to the keyboard.

So it was to my surprise when I read the piece that skewered a friend as his “example,” along with her associates and participants, as “farm animals”. Later in one one of his comments he labeled them, presumably myself included, as flawed.

Here are some selected excerpts to his piece.

“The Trumpanzees have taken on the demeanor of Donald Trump. They lie, disparage, insult and ridicule Cruz supporters as if we were *ignorant rubes who couldn’t tie shoes without help.” – [*remember that, it returns]

Straw men have invaded the internet, everywhere, even among “friends”.

“I just happened to stop by one of the blogs that I used to think of as a “friendly” site. I thought that we were friends and I can recall commiserating with her when her husband passed away….

…but some of the miscreants that she’s gathered around her look like a Who’s Who of the Animal Farm.”

So we are called names. Trumpanzees: or anyone not digesting Cruz, as delivered. Then the farm animal reference. And we’re flawed, according to his comments. Might as well say flawed farm animals.

“Why would someone show only a reference to Cruz having made only ONE truthful statement?”

His piece was complete with a pasted part of her article and the date. Then he took issue with it and said

“You’ll also note that they provide no LINK to the PolitiFact site (so you can’t immediately verify the statement).”

He went on about her post without linking to it. So he put obvious links to his referred content but couldn’t bother to link or pingback the article he based an entire piece on.
Fair? I digress. This would notify the person that: one, he used their material; two that he did a subsequent attack. One set of ethics for others, another for him.

Then he took issue with what she put up.

“ the point here is that you shouldn’t use something like this unless a comparison to your candidate comes off looking good. “ / “Isn’t it only FAIR to COMPARE the two gentlemen?” / “Why would someone show only a reference to Cruz having made only ONE truthful statement?”

See, the thing about a blog is the author writes or includes what they want, it’s that simple. Unless he is trying to employ some “fairness doctrine.” He is citing a fairness standard?

I didn’t plan on going into the political nuance of what the author had in mind. The insult and invective was my focus here. You might note his title started with “what happened to people who USED to be our friends?” What of them?

Finally, in closing he refers to the ignorance of us, and or, Trump supporters. Apparently, it is open season, who knew. I’ll have to check the regulations.

“The most satisfying thing about this is that the readers of Pesky Truth know the TRUTH, those that frequent that other blog don’t. They’re so pumped full of Trump’s lies they’re oblivious to the truth – let’s let them stay that way – after all, “ignorance is bliss,” so they’ll remain blissful in their ignorance.
Garnet92.”

Again, I am not parsing politics. I’ll do my own politics in other posts. The personal assault was the subject. So we’re flawed, weak, miscreants, farm animals, and chimpanzees crossbred with Trump supporters. So add ignorant or ignorance to the list.

BTW: the same guy did one of his lengthy trademark satires, if you are so inclined. I did wonder exactly who he had in mind in the hog farm, redneck, hillbilly saga?

Links to politi-fact sites but he can’t bother to ping his central source.

And what of the friends part? I guess not. No problem.

RightRing | Bullright

Hillary rehearses amnesty and comedy

In pandering to Hispanics, Latinos and media, Hillary makes a profound declarative statement on Wednesday:

Pressed by debate moderator Jorge Ramos on who should deported, Clinton said: “I will not deport children. I would not deport children. I do not want to deport family members, either.”

Read: http://nypost.com/2016/03/11/immigration-experts-have-no-idea-what-hillary-is-talking-about/

Children and family members. So did she leave anyone out, like maybe friends of family members and children? Well, who does that leave? How about single people with no family or children here. How about criminals and felons who have no family or children here. It’s just ridiculous, who’s left?

When Hillary was asked about her rogue server, which has caused her all the trouble:

“It wasn’t the best choice. I made a mistake. It was not prohibited. It was not in any way disallowed.”

In an old Laugh-In comedy skit, Edith Ann (Lilly Tomlin) used to crawl into a big rocking chair like a 5 year-old saying something like “no one told me not to … So I did.” Hillary’s point is no one told me it was not allowed (disallowed) so I naturally did it.

But at the same time her Department was sending around notices telling people not to use their private email for official business. Translation: no one told me what I was doing was wrong, so I kept doing it. Duh! You can “bet your sweet bippy.” “And that’s the truth.”

A warning blares from around the world

Some of us may have a hard time hearing the voices echoing both in an outside the country, what with all the crosstalk. However, they are there. Just because some don’t care to hear doesn’t mean they aren’t there. But we can ignore them at our own peril.

The below article comes from a blogger I’ve corresponded with from Australia, who has done his share of traveling and keeping up with the world of politics. In it he offers a stern warning we’d be wise not to ignore. He left this in a comment but, with his permission, I’m posting it as it deserves. Thanks. Are we listening?

You might find this article I wrote a while back an interesting piece.
Cheers. – Emu
(*Capitals* denote emphasis)

The Freedom of Speech is being stifled, all in the cause of potentially inciting hatred, bigotry and Islamophobia.

Sadly, having watched the political games being enacted around the world, on the political stage, America seems to have lost much of its heart. America used to stand on Integrity, Truth, Honesty and Justice; these tenets are disappearing rapidly out of the American language and Government.

No longer is America seen as a World Leader, no longer does America have a President who holds the values of Truth, Honesty and Justice in his hands.

It is sad to watch a great country like America unfold from internal means, a President who lacks empathy to his Servicemen and woman, both serving and returned. A President who places the acceptance of the Islamic Ideology into his country above the security of the people of America; a President who embraces the Ideology of the United Nations New World Order above the basics of security and well being of his own people.

America has lost the direction on the world stage. America has become a puppet of the United Nations. Not only America, our feeble minded Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has done the same, sold out Australia to the United Nations. Germany’s President Merkel has also sold out Germany to the United Nations.

How has this come about, a programme pre-ordained for a New World Order by the United Nations, and signed by Western and European World leaders?

The Islamification of the world is unfolding, the first indication is the denial of Freedom of Speech, this negates Bigotry, Racism and Hatred. All because we are led to believe that Islam is the answer to world peace and unity.

It is time the Western Worlds Governments, and European Governments, recognized the fact that Islam is not a Religion but an Ideology. In support of this statement, we need to remember the point that all Muslims are born under the Sharia law — an Islamic Ideology. Muslims who stray from the Islamic Ideology become Apostates or Infidels. The Islamic Ideology is contrary to the Global Humanitarian way of life, its Beliefs, and Culture.

Countries around the world, America included, need to debate the subject: Is Islam a Religion or Ideology. If it is a Religion, then is it compatible and harmonious to our Western Judea/Christian beliefs, and conducive to assimilation and integration into our culture. If it is not a religion but an ideology, then again we ask the question, is the Islamic Ideology also conducive to harmonious assimilation and integration into Global culture. At the moment, throughout the world, it is becoming clearer each day that Islam is an ideology which is incompatible with every Western and European country. The people of America and Australia should find the Ideology of Islamic Beliefs to be a Credible Threat to America and Australia.

I feel sad thinking back over the years when America was an Ally of Australia, an America that stood for freedom and democracy. A country that stood for the rights of their people, and all the peoples who were oppressed around the world. That dream has gone. America no longer holds my flag in support of Humanity — not only America but my home country Australia as well as Germany and Canada.

The Russian President Putin sides with the French President to face ISIL front on. The American President will not, simply because the American President wants Assad removed. Here we have two major country’s fighting the evil of ISIL for Global humanitarian reasons. America, under Obama, wants Assad out purely for political monetary gain, no word of Humanity out of Obama.

I do not cry for France, I do not cry for all those European countries experiencing terrorism, I do not cry for America or Australia when the next wave of terrorism comes. I cry for those world leaders who have sold their country out to Islam.

The Bald Eagle of America may be Bald, but the American Bald Eagle no longer has feathers under the Obama Government, and as such THE BALD EAGLE WILL SOAR NO MORE.

*The above written by a friend, an ‘old Australian soldier’, © Emu. (his blog)

Thanks for the heartfelt words and concerns for both our countries, and the West. America needs to hear the voices, be they in the election or on the survival of the country, or warnings on the West as we know it.

Sometimes people can’t see the forest for the trees in our own backyard. Yet they can see the same turmoil in other countries headed for us. Can we heed the warnings, finally? The clock is ticking.

A Hard Self-Therapy in a Word

This is a difficult yet therapeutic post to write that has been a long time coming. I’ll start with a simple word that frames up my sentiments at the moment, goodbye.

I’ve felt and lived through the difficulties of saying goodbye at the bedside of dying friends and loved ones. It’s one of the hardest things to face. But this is not that kind of goodbye. There is another type that has a brighter hope and opportunity attached promising new adventures ahead. It’s more that type I’m referring to.

It’s been a strange few years with many disappointments, pains, and the agony of defeat. Sure, there were a few short-lived successes here and there. Just enough to create temporary optimism about what lays ahead.

Okay, before misleading any readers to what this is about, what I am talking about is the country’s current situation — through my eyes at least — in the 2016 election. We have had a few good times in recent years but they soon turned back to a dark cloud.

What on earth am I rambling about? Well, I’ll tell you. It’s just possible that there are some things we might finally bid farewell to. (at the time of this writing anyway) They are things that have been with us for a while, etched into our minds and factored into any serious political discussion.

Picture an episode of Twilight Zone where Rod Sterling says,
“Imagine, if you will, a country without these…..”

Politics as usual: It’s probably the biggest one. Politics as usual may finally be changing. Too early to say if it will stick or not. But it feels pretty good in the short term that politics as usual could be grinding to an end. It outlived its utility and is now called into question. Could there really be something else? There may, in fact, be some life outside it after all.

Race hustling: This one may still be in effect but it seems to be losing traction fast. It might have worn out its welcome. Since things like traffic and road closures, detours, and mall demonstrations inconveniencing millions of Americans, this one may be in search of a new cause which was inevitable. Likely a migration into other areas like plain political activism.

The Democrat plantation: May be heading off into the wild blue yonder. It seems the old blue identity plantation may have outlived its fertilizer supply. This one goes with politics as usual. The primaries are revealing some serious fractures in the same old, such as taking voter groups for granted.

The establishment: Well, this one is not so much what it is but the incessant influence it has. Now its influence could be challenged. It remains one of the biggest factors in our politics today and may lose its control on our system. This one will not go quietly.

Race card: Just as race hustling is called into question, the time has come when the narrative finally got so old and predictable, and less believable than ever. It suffered from overuse and abuse. Imagine a place where it is frowned on to play the race card at every opportunity?

Woman card: This one was a little surprise, but again it suffers from overuse and abuse, especially where abortion is concerned.If the objective was fairness, we may have come full circle with the latest idea to mandate that women also register for the draft.

Interesting, too, in the first Iowa caucus that women went for Sanders. In New Hampshire the 18 to 34 yr old women overwhelmingly went for Sanders over Clinton. 87% for Sanders and 9% for Clinton… says something about choice.

Political correctness: This one is still hanging on by the skin of its teeth but has suffered some serious blows in this election cycle. We’ll have to see if it goes on life support but it is in intensive care. Some wonder now if it is really worth saving.

“It’s my turn now” — This old standard may finally be going the way of the Edsel. It never was very flattering anyway. It looks like it has been challenged from every side and found wanting. How the “rightful” heirs will feel about its absence has yet to be determined. Will they cry and demand it? Will even they be too ashamed to pursue it all the way? Time will tell. But patriarchal families are considering the dire consequences. It could be a bit too much for them to accept all at once.

Note: this claim may seem a little premature. However, chances are good for some of them, better every day in this political climate. It would require vigilance to enforce their absence. Well, that is what this formality is all about — with optimistic hope — bidding them farewell and goodbye. Can’t say I’ll miss them, dibs on the epitaphs though.

RightRing | Bullright

Islam indoctrination 101

Once again, a public school firmly putting its foot down on the side of Islam indoctrination of students. Case in Maryland ignites suit.

Daily Signal

A Maryland couple are suing their county school system, the school board, and their daughter’s high school principal over what they claim was “Islamic indoctrination and propaganda” in a world history class.

John Kevin Wood and his wife, Melissa, say they are Christians and were upset to learn their 16-year-old daughter brought home homework that characterized Muslims as having “stronger” faith than Christians.

Read: http://dailysignal.com/2016/01/29/christian-family-sues-over-islamic-indoctrination-homework/

Not just “stronger faith”, but students are made to recite the profession of faith. And we know how importantly significant that is to Muslims. Order the prayer rugs.

P/C BS in PA

This story happens to be from a Pa college. It is a pretty good indicator when things are happening there, they are probably happening everywhere else. Probably with the same mindlessness.

WND

Take the small campus of Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania, please. Students there are demanding that administrators rename a building called “Lynch Memorial Hall” because of the racial overtones of the word “lynch,” which recalls the public murders of black men in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Never mind that Lynch Memorial Hall is named after Clyde A. Lynch, president of the college from 1932 until his death in 1950.

Read http://www.wnd.com/2016/01/pc-madness-spreads/

So now anyone with that name is subject to a ban. Too bad the name Barrack Obama doesn’t carry that kind of stigma. They must not be aware of the name of our Attorney General or we’d have a major revolt on our hands.

Can anyone keep up with the perpetual offenses these people seem to see, or feel, everywhere? That would be hard since they are inventing them every day.

Franklin Graham lives in reality USA

Franklin Graham — (Facebook)

“Politicians in Washington seem to be totally disconnected with reality.”

For some time I have been saying that Muslim immigration into the United States should be stopped until we can properly vet them or until the war with Islam is over. Donald J. Trump has been criticized by some for saying something similar. The new Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said yesterday that he disagrees—saying that “such views are not what this party stands for and more importantly it’s not what this country stands for.” Politicians in Washington seem to be totally disconnected with reality.

Research shows that there are 2.75 million Muslims living in the U.S. According to a poll commissioned by the Center for Security Policy, 51% of Muslims living in America believe “Muslims in America should have the choice of being governed according to sharia” (Islamic law) instead of the U.S. Constitution. 29% agree that violence against those who insult Mohammad is acceptable, and 25% agree that violence against America can be justified as part of global jihad. Among males under the age of 45, that number rises to 36%. And 29% of males under 45 believe that violence against America is justified in order to make Sharia the law of the land. This is frightening.

Our politicians are not listening to the truth—my prayer is that God will open their eyes. This affects our security and the future of our nation. If you agree, email your Congressman or Senator today, and SHARE this with others (be sure to copy & paste this text when sharing).

Graham was referring to a Pew Research poll.

Muslims and Islam: Key findings in the U.S. and around the world

By Michael Lipka | Pew Research

Muslims are the fastest-growing religious group in the world. … Here are answers to some key questions about Muslims, …./ [read]

From the Washington Post

In July, Graham, the son of Billy Graham, wrote on Facebook that the country should “should stop all immigration of Muslims to the U.S. until this threat with Islam has been settled.” That post came after four Marines and a sailor were fatally shot at military facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn., by a Kuwait-born U.S. citizen from a conservative Muslim family.

Another Pew Research article says:

The public continues to express conflicted views of Islam. Favorable opinions of Islam have declined since 2005, but there has been virtually no change over the past year in the proportion of Americans saying that Islam is more likely than other religions to encourage violence.

And that is not all that has declined since 2005.

More on Graham’s Facebook here.

If it is a matter of life and death, which I believe it proves, then what is the problem with our concerns about their dysfunctional vetting? The left couldn’t even vet the current president in 2 elections. Certainly, the ruling-class are disconnected from reality.

I’m offended by Muslims

Yes, you read that right. It’s not politically correct, you say? No, but it is correct to say. (Sorry Hillary, Obama, et al)

News for Muslims: I’m offended we have to sacrifice and fight this battle of Islamic terrorism. What are you doing? What have you done about it? Do you plan on doing anything about it? But our men, women, civilians, and soldiers are killed and maimed by this ideology, which happens to align itself with Islam and Muslims’ faith.

War with Islamists is a 100 year war, but also a permanent one. No one wants to think this is a permanent state of the world. It’s a way of life. Yet our leaders are crying and whining about global warming being a permanent condition of this world. They want us to change our entire lifestyle to reflect that reality their scientists’ claim. No, they demand we do.

I’m offended by Muslims. They all offend me, since they haven’t been able to stop ISIS or any of the other 100 plus terrorist groups. Have Muslims at large ever prevented or intercepted a terrorist plot? Even if they did it would only be one plot, one act. Can they show me a mosque or network that they shut down? No. Do they want us to police it?

But when France was attacked, a Muslim group ran out to say they condemned this act on the strongest possible terms. What’s that mean and what is that worth? Are they just going to come out every time and condemn the act? Are they also condemning ISIS for their existence? Sorry, I’m having a hard time qualifying their condemnation.

Yet they, Muslims and Islamists, tell us that the real problem is people like me that suggest the whole religion might be to blame. That’s the problem they are concerned about and that’s the problem they want all of America (everyone) to actively work on. They want our government stepping in to prevent that injustice. Their biggest worry is that their religion is being slandered somehow by the victims and citizens of the world.

Some people say they are afraid to speak out or come forward to criticize ISIS or Islamist radicals. Yet they are not afraid to come out to criticize us for “hating” on Islam. Isn’t Islamic terrorism giving Muslims a bad name? Wouldn’t you think they would be concerned about that enough to take a stand and do something to stop it? We’ve been waiting over 12 years now. It hasn’t happened and doesn’t look like it is going to happen. It has declared war on us and civilization. It is left to the world to deal with and combat it. That is insulting and offensive.

RightRing | Bullright

We may never know Chattanooga shooter’s motives

SO the Chattanooga shooter investigation seems to be on a real slow train.

Pamela Geller

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The public may never know what motivated a 24-year-old Chattanooga man to kill four Marines and a sailor in an attack on Chattanooga’s U.S. Naval and Marine Reserve Center last July.

Investigators have said Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez was a homegrown violent extremist but have not offered more details about what motivated the attack that began at a military recruiting center and ended when Abdulazeez was shot to death by police who followed him to the reserve center.

“Sometimes the way we investigate requires us to keep information secret. That’s a good thing. We don’t want to smear people,” [FBI Director James Comey] said.

– See more at: http://pamelageller.com/2015/11/fbi-chief-refuses-to-release-motive-in-chattanooga-jihad-murders-we-dont-want-to-smear-people.html/

Sometimes it’s better if people not know, I take it. Wouldn’t want to damage or smear anyone. Nope. Isn’t he the same guy running the Hillary servergate investigation?

No smearing … unless it is the American people, then by all means go ahead.

Black Lives Matter seek debate forum

Washington Post reports on the BLM appeal to both parties for a debate style forum:

“The lessons of history are clear, and instructive for us right now. It is both protest and policy work that will get us the win, and we need every single possible strategy at our disposal in order to see real change,” Packnett [BLM organizer spokesman] said. “So I think we have an opportunity to be creative here in how we engage presidential candidates in the same way that our movement has been creative in how we have protested and created peaceful but necessary disruption around the country.”

Creative, in the same way they protest? Shutting down malls and townhall meetings, blocking traffic, storming police stations, just for a few of their creative efforts.

They since have been told by both Parties that the debate schedules are full and that they should have a townhall forum to showcase their issues. Talks continue but the DNC said it would sponsor such an event. RNC said it would be open to participating.

When they stand on their proud uber-radical protest tactics, disrupting and shouting down any dissent, calling for death to cops, and interrupting anyone’s lives they can, they still want people to support a public forum for their rhetoric. What happens if others, say more rational voices, protest them and their forum? I don’t suppose that is on their agenda.

What is pretty ironic is that they don’t want to debate. Their tactics and strategy oppose that. There is no other perspective but theirs. If you don’t get that then look at those they protested and how they do it. Now they say they want a debate?

First, they should debate themselves on why the cop killing is a common theme endorsed by their platform? But you never hear them address that every time they call for “pigs in a blanket…fry ’em like bacon.” Yet they want to mainstream their organization and expect everyone to respect and embrace their organization. Really?

Of course if you don’t endorse them you’re a de facto target. Dems, in their endless tolerance to all things radical, will not utter a peep to them. As long as they vote between calling for “death to cops,” what’s the problem? And as long as they vote correctly, which is pretty much a given. I suppose Cair will want a debate next. BLM chants death to cops but the DOJ and homeland security see white supremacists and right-wing “racist” groups as the biggest terrorist threat. (next to Global Warming) No public forum for them.