Then

Then

Obama is at the controls. Assume the crash position.



Scary analogy ... sourced from former USMC flag officers.
Crash Position

The pilot was locked out of the cockpit.

That phrase finally revealed the full horror of the crash of Germanwings flight 9525. Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz waited for the pilot to leave the cockpit, then locked the door to prevent his re-entry. After which Lubitz, for reasons unknown and perhaps unknowable, deliberately steered the jet into a harrowing 8 minute plunge ending in an explosive 434 mph impact with a rocky mountainside. 150 men, women and children met an immediate, unthinkably violent death.

Lubitz, in his single-minded madness, couldn't be stopped because anyone who could change the jet's disastrous course was locked out.

It's hard to imagine the growing feelings of fear and helplessness that the passengers felt as the unforgiving landscape rushed up to meet them. Hard - but not impossible.

Because America is in trouble. We feel the descent in the pits of our stomachs. We hear the shake and rattle of structures stressed beyond their limits. We don't know where we're going anymore, but do know it isn't good. And above all, we feel helpless because Barack Obama has locked us out.

He locked the American people out of his decision to seize the national healthcare system. Locked us out when we wanted to know why the IRS was attacking conservatives. He locked us out of having a say in his decision to tear up our immigration laws, and to give over a trillion dollars in benefits to those who broke those laws.

Obama locked out those who advised against premature troop withdrawals. Locked out the intelligence agencies who issued warnings about the growing threat of ISIS. He locked out anyone who could have interfered with his release of five Taliban terror chiefs in return for one U.S. military deserter.

And of course, Barack Obama has now locked out Congress, the American people, and our allies as he strikes a secret deal with Iran to determine the timeline (not prevention) of their acquisition of nuclear weapons.

Was Andreas Lubitz depressed, insane, or abysmally evil when he decided to lock that cockpit door and listen to no voices other than those in his head? Did he somehow believe himself to be doing the right thing?

The voice recordings from the doomed aircraft reveal that as the jet began its rapid descent, the passengers were quiet. There was probably some nervous laughter, confusion, a bit of comforting chatter with seatmates, followed by a brief period in which anxiety had not yet metastasized into terror.

It was only near the end of the 8 minute plunge that everyone finally understood what was really happening. Only near the end when they began to scream.

Like those passengers, a growing number of Americans feel a helpless dread as they come to the inescapable conclusion that our nation's decline is an act of choice rather than of chance. The choice of one man who is in full control of our 8 year plunge.

A man who has locked everyone out.

- Now is the time for a deliberate and strong push back-

Muslims are ANGRY at Texas Mayor After She Stops “Sharia Court”… Here Is Her EPIC Response!

This radical group of Muslims is not pleased with the Mayor of Irvine, Texas after she put the end to America’s first “Sharia Court.” Mayor Beth Van Duyne has accused mosque leaders of creating separate laws for Muslims, which is why the city voted to stop these supposedly “voluntary” tribunals from operating.
Read Irving TX Mayor Beth Van Duyne's remarks to these twisted Islamist .  To allow them to set up, even the slightest substittute for our on courts is to let the camel (camel jockeys) get their nose under the tent.  They will not stop after that.
Click HERE

Government Workers Feel They are 'Thriving' Financially All Others, Not So Much


A lesson learned.  If you want to fee good about your financial world...get a job with the government!

"While the 2 million federal employees’ job satisfaction seems to be free-falling, they still feel far more financially satisfied than other workers, according to a recent nationwide survey.

The Gallup survey conducted between February 2014 and February 2015 found that 44% of federal workers felt they were “thriving” financially, compared to only 34% of all other workers. That sense of financial thriving compared to other workers applied to federal employees of all income levels"
Read the full story HERE

Obama and EPA together again.. Purpose: Shred the Constitution..AGAIN!!!!

A former version of this story stated President Obama was formerly a constitutional law professor. The story has been corrected to accurately report that Obama lectured on constitutional law in the past, but only as a senior lecturer . Obama was merely a speaker on the subject. He puffs his resume by referring to himself as a "former Harvard professor of Constitutional law".  He has pretty well  demonstrated his disdain for our nation's foundation documents,
F.


Obama Schooled on Constitution by His Former Law Professor


"Laurence Tribe joins the long list of individuals, organizations, and local and state governments opposing the Clean Power Plan. Under the Clean Power Plan, the EPA is attempting to finalize regulations that would require states to meet individual targets to cut CO2 emissions, essentially eliminating the use of coal as an affordable, reliable energy source that provides nearly 40 percent of America’s electricity. Tribe, a Harvard law professor and “liberal legal icon,” had not been shy about his reasons in the past and testified on them before the House Energy and Power Subcommittee on Tuesday."

Read the Heritage Foundation's Katie Tubb's full article HERE

The Obama/EPA partnership requires a look at reality of this ludicrous move.

W‌hen Obama's climate cap-and-trade bill was defeated in the Democrat-controlled Senate, President Barack Obama noted there were other ways of “skinning the cat.”[1] Now we know that his chosen way is an onslaught of mandates, regulations, and possibly taxes directed primarily by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The indicator proposed by the Administration to guide the regulatory push is the “social cost of carbon” (SCC). In theory, the SCC measures the worldwide economic damage caused by the emission of a ton of carbon dioxide (CO2). In practice, SCC estimates are far too flawed for serious regulatory use. Studies by The Heritage Foundation and others have highlighted numerous problems with this metric.[2] Nevertheless, Obama Administration regulators are still relying on the SCC to justify and guide their rulemaking.
This study examines the economic impacts of a comprehensive set of SCC-guided regulations on energy production and use. If implemented, these regulations would reduce aggregate gross domestic product (GDP) by more than $2.5 trillion between now and 2030. Employment would track nearly 300,000 jobs below the no-carbon-regulation baseline in an average year, with some years seeing an employment deficit of more than 1 million jobs.

A Plumber For The President

I wonder if the dumbocrats will be able to figure out the connection?
F.

Only weeks after leaving office on January 20, 2017, former President Barack Obama discovers a leak under his sink, so he calls Troy the Plumber to come out and fix it.
Troy drives to President Obama's new house, which is located in a very exclusive, gated community near Chicago where all the residents have a net income of way more than $250,000 per year.
 
Troy arrives and takes his tools into the house.  He is led to the guest bathroom that contains the leaky pipe under the sink.  Troy assesses the problem and tells President Obama that it's an easy repair that will take less than 10 minutes.  President Obama asks Troy how much it will cost.  Troy checks his rate chart and says, "$9,500."
 
"What?!  $9,500?!" Obama asks, stunned, "But you said it's an easy repair.  Michelle will whip me if I pay a plumber that much!"
 
Troy says, "Yes, but what I do is charge those who make more than $250,000 per year a much higher amount so I can fix the plumbing of poorer people for free.  This has always been my philosophy.  As a matter of fact, I lobbied the Democrat Congress, who passed this philosophy into law. Now all plumbers must do business this way.  It's known as the 'Affordable Plumbing Act of 2014'.  I'm surprised you haven't heard of it."
 
In spite of that, Obama tells Troy there's no way he's paying that much for a small plumbing repair, so Troy leaves.  Obama spends the next hour flipping through the phone book calling for another plumber, but he finds that all other plumbing businesses in the area have gone out of business. Not wanting to pay Troy's price, Obama does nothing and the leak goes un-repaired for several more days.  A week later the leak is so bad President Obama has had to put a bucket under the sink.
Michelle is not happy as she has Oprah and guests arriving the next morning.  The bucket fills up quickly and has to be emptied every hour, and there's a risk the room will flood, so Obama calls Troy and pleads with him to return.
 
Troy goes back to President Obama's house, looks at the leaky pipe, checks his new rate chart and says, "Let's see, this will now cost you $21,000."
 
President Obama quickly fires back, "What? A few days ago you told me it would cost $9,500!"
 
Troy explains, "Well, because of the 'Affordable Plumbing Act,' a lot of wealthier people are learning how to maintain and take care of their own plumbing, so there are fewer payers in the plumbing exchanges.  As a result, the price I have to charge wealthy people like you keeps rising. Not only that, but for some reason the demand for plumbing work by those who get it for free has skyrocketed!  There's a long waiting list of those who need repairs, but the amount we get doesn't cover our costs, especially paperwork and record-keeping. This unfortunately has put a lot of my fellow plumbers out of business, they're not being replaced, and nobody is going into the plumbing business because they know they can't make any money at it.  I'm hurting too, all thanks to greedy rich people like you who won't pay their 'fair share'.  On the other hand, why didn't you buy plumbing insurance last December?  If you had bought plumbing insurance available under the 'Affordable Plumbing Act,' all this would have been covered by your policy."
 
"You mean I wouldn't have to pay anything to have you fix my plumbing problem?" asks Obama.
 
"Well, not exactly," replies Troy. "You would have had to buy the insurance before the deadline, which has passed now. And, because you're rich, you would have had to pay $34,000 in premiums, which would have given you a 'silver' plan, and then, since this would have been your first repair, you would have to pay up to the $21,000 deductible, and anything over that would have a $7,500 co-pay, and then there's the mandatory maintenance program, which is covered up to 17.5%, so there are some costs involved.  Nothing is for free."
 
"WHAT?!" exclaims Obama.  "Why so much for a puny sink leak?!"
 
With a bland look, Troy replies, "Well, paperwork, mostly, like I said.  And the internal cost of the program itself.  You don't think a program of this complexity and scope can run itself, do you?  Besides, there are millions of folks with lower incomes than you, even many in the 'middle class', who qualify for subsidies that people like you must support.  That's why they call it the 'Affordable Plumbing Act'!  Only people who don't make much money can afford it.  If you want affordable plumbing, you'll have to give away most of what you have accumulated and cut your and Michelle's income by about 90%.  Then you can qualify to GET your 'Fair Share' instead of GIVING it."
 
"But who would pass a crazy act like the 'Affordable Plumbing Act'?!" exclaims the exasperated Obama.
 
After a sigh, Troy replies, "Congress... because they didn't read it."
   

Bernie had a great article

Would You Like Some Talk About Race in America With Your Latte?

"I went to a Starbucks once in Moscow and couldn’t figure out how to order a small cup of coffee. No, the menu wasn’t in Russian. It was in Starbucks, where a small was a “tall” and a medium was a “grande” and a large was a “venti.” I went in for coffee and came out with a headache.

Now Starbucks and its founder Howard Schultz have come up with a new cool and trendy idea – an idea, like all their other ideas, that’s designed to show how cool and trendy they are."

Check this out. Click HERE

Head nodding smile for today.

AN AIRPLANE WAS ABOUT TO CRASH; THERE WERE 5 PASSENGERS ON BOARD, BUT ONLY 4 PARACHUTES.

THE FIRST PASSENGER, HOLLY MADISON SAID, "I HAVE MY OWN REALITY SHOW AND I AM THE SMARTEST AND PRETTIEST WOMAN AT PLAYBOY, SO AMERICANS DON'T WANT ME TO DIE."  SHE TOOK THE FIRST PACK AND JUMPED OUT OF THE PLANE.

THE SECOND PASSENGER, JOHN MCCAIN , SAID, "I'M A SENATOR, AND A DECORATED WAR HERO FROM AN ELITE NAVY UNIT FROM THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA." SO HE GRABBED THE SECOND PACK AND JUMPED.


THE THIRD PASSENGER, BARACK OBAMA SAID, "I AM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND I AM THE SMARTEST EVER IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY, SOME EVEN CALL ME THE 'ANOINTED ONE'. SO HE GRABBED THE PACK NEXT TO HIM AND JUMPED OUT.

THE FOURTH PASSENGER, BILLY GRAHAM, SAID TO THE FIFTH PASSENGER, A 10-YEAR-OLD SCHOOLGIRL , "I HAVE LIVED A FULL LIFE AND SERVED MY GOD THE BEST I COULD. I WILL SACRIFICE MY LIFE AND LET YOU HAVE THE LAST PARACHUTE. 
"THE LITTLE GIRL SAID, "THAT'S OKAY, MR. GRAHAM. THERE'S A PARACHUTE LEFT FOR YOU. AMERICA'S SMARTEST PRESIDENT TOOK  MY SCHOOL BOOKS BACKPACK."






Bit of Wit



An Open Letter to hdr22@clintonemail.com

WASHINGTON — SINCE open letters to secretive and duplicitous regimes are in fashion,
we would like to post an Open Letter to the Leaders of the Clinton Republic of Chappaqua:   By: Maureen Dowd.

Maureen rips a new one for Hillary!!!

Read her NYT article;  Click HERE

Dumb and dumber !

You have heard of "Trickle Down Economics"  It appears we are now in the era of "Trickle Down" stupidity.


IDAHO SHERIFF: THE 2ND AMENDMENT IS YOUR CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT

Idaho is one of the many states now considering a repeal of the
requirement for a concealed carry permit in order to carry a firearm in public. Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler supports the move, suggesting the 2nd Amendment acts as citizens’ concealed carry permit.

According to NBC’s KHQ, Wheeleer said, “The right to bear arms is already in the constitution.” He believes its presence in the constitution means carrying a gun is “consistent with our federal statutes.”
Full Story ?  Click HERE

CHURCHILL SAW IT COMING

CHURCHILL ON ISLAM  He saw it coming. 
  
(And he was not frightened of political correctness as our Leader, BO is today.  It is no wonder this president will be  just another failed presidency.  Shame on this gutless ass)


The speech below was written in 1899. by Winston Church. This short speech from  Churchill, was delivered by him in  when he was a young soldier and journalist. It probably sets out the current views of many, but expresses in the wonderful Churchillian turn of phrase and use of the English language, of which he was a past master. Sir Winston Churchill was, without doubt, one of the greatest men of the late 19th and 20th centuries. He was a brave young soldier, a brilliant journalist, an extraordinary politician and statesman, a great war leader and British Prime Minister, to whom the Western world must be forever in his debt.
 

He was a prophet in his own time. He died on 24th January 1965, at the grand old age of 90 and, after a lifetime of service to his country, was accorded a State funeral. 

Some people still do not see a reason to worry about the threat of Islam despite the vivid barbarism it has displayed in our supposedly civilized world  There is still a cesspool of inhumanity lurking in it..   Listen to the words of a real Prophet.  Give attention to the words of Churchill: in 1899.  116 YEARS AGO HE RECOGNIZED ISLAM AS WHAT IT STILL IS !





 HIS WORDS:

. "Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world."
How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live


. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.

 Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund

 Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome."

Sir Winston Churchill; (Source: The River War, first edition, Vol II, pages 248-250 London).



While our Commander-in-Cowardice plays golf..this shit is all around him !!!



And Obama has no clue !

As you watch this, keep in your mind that our President does not give a rat's ass about these guys slithering through our borders and doing the same things to whomever they please.
Wonder what all the hoopla is over "Drones" in the USA? Take a look at the video below and watch it in full-screen. This Russian (if he really is one) dude has created a  remotely controlled quadro-copter fitted out with a 100 round machine gun.  
 Watch him as he has fun blowing up mannequins and cars. and it's all done with a  touch of humor.The reality is that this fellow has created a very  lethal killing machine that could be remotely controlled and come into your yard, or house and kill everyone there. > Then it can fly away or be destructed.  
 These types of robots have so much 'stealth' killing power, populations of  the near future have a reason to be worried about what can happen to them  over a Sunday Bar-B-Q.
 

Don't laugh !t  I is part of the plan. 

Hidden Microphone.....


A breath of fresh air in the Senate

In action, the new Republican Junior Senator from Arkansas.



Tom Cotton,
35 years old, was recently sworn in as a Senator.
He is a graduate of Harvard and Harvard Law School.
After 9/11 he joined the Army and passed on JAG Corps to join the infantry.
He did combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he earned the bronze star, among other
citations.

Texas Attorney General 'Very Confident' Obama Immigration Policy Harms States

As lawmakers in Congress struggle to find agreement in their fight to undo President Obama’s immigration policy, a state attorney general today voiced confidence in the courtroom battle over the executive actions.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton called the Obama administration “disingenuous” and “devious” for appealing a federal judge’s order halting the president’s executive actions on immigration.

Just imagine the crap if she becomes President.


HILLARY'S  STATE DEPARTMENT AUTHORIZED BILL'S SKETCHY CHINA SPEECH

Politico: “Less than a year after Hillary Clinton became secretary of state, former President Bill Clinton asked the State Department to approve a paid, videotaped speech he was asked to make at a gala in Shanghai, sponsored by a Chinese sports foundation. Wealthy hedge fund manager Kai Jiang wanted to pay the former president an undisclosed amount through a charity fund set up by his wife, Crystal Huang, a Chinese TV and film star who regularly serves as fodder for the Chinese tabloids. But unlike hundreds of big-dollar Bill Clinton speeches that sailed through a State Department ethics approval process while Hillary Clinton served as America’s top diplomat, this one raised a note of caution that the Chinese government might actually be funding the speech or planning to profit from it.”

Early warning - Bubba’s overseas buckraking raised eyebrows last summer, as reported by WashEx: “A joint investigation by the Washington Examiner and the nonprofit watchdog group Judicial Watch found that former President Clinton gave 215 speeches and earned $48 million while his wife presided over U.S. foreign policy, raising questions about whether the Clintons fulfilled ethics agreements related to the Clinton Foundation during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state. …State Department officials charged with reviewing Bill Clinton's proposed speeches did not object to a single one.”

Defect in code' means wrong Obamacare tax info for 800,000 taxpayers !



"Wonder if I can blame this on Bush??"



A glitch in HealthCare.gov gave the wrong year’s data.



The 800,000 Americans who’ve just gotten erroneous tax forms for their Obamacare subsidy can blame a glitch in HealthCare.gov that used the wrong year’s data for the calculations.

Or, as one government health source put it, “an intermittent defect in code” that may cause tens of thousands of people to have to refile their taxes.

Precisely how and where that mistake was made is still being investigated. Whether it was a coding error or greater technological flaw, it’s only the latest sign that HealthCare.gov still has deep troubles despite a second enrollment season that went far more smoothly than the first


The Obama Presidency has been the amalgamation of some old and not-so-old movies all rolled together:  Keystone Cops, Dumb and Dumber, The Mouse That Roared and the Pink Panther series....all rolled into one.

For complete article for another ObamaCare blunder click HERE

"It Doesn't Matter One Bit What Obama Thinks 'True Islam' Is

There may well be a civil war going on within Islam, but it will be Muslims, not American politicians, who settle it.
Excerpt:
Our President engaged in the same bowdlerizing of Islamic teaching of which he had just accused our enemies. We should, he said, be listening to, instead of the terrorists, “Muslim clerics and scholars” who “push back on this twisted interpretation” and assure us “that the Koran says:
‘Whoever kills an innocent, it is as if he has killed all mankind.’” 

The Koran does indeed say that, in Sura 5:32. Yet, in the very next verse, conveniently omitted by Obama (5:33), it goes on to say: 

"The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land, is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: That is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the hereafter." 

That puts a somewhat different cast on the whole “whoever kills an innocent” theme, wouldn’t you say? 

For the full National Review article, click HERE

For a related excellent article  of Bernie Goldbergs today:
"You Cannot Defeat An Enemy You Do Not Admit Exists"  Cliick HERE

GOVERNMENT SNOWPLOW

NEITHER REPUBLICAN NOR DEMOCRATE.....SIMPLY GOVERNMENT!

ESPN Breaking News

Pete Carroll NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks Team Media AvailabilityLate breaking story from ESPN Sportscenter.........

 Pete Carroll,  head coach of the Seattle Seahawks, is reported to be very near to signing on as a special consultant to The Pope in Vatican City. The Pope looks to recruit Carroll to be a spokesman for the Catholic Church because he is the first man in history that made 100 million people jump up and yell "Jesus Christ!" at the same time. More information will be reported as this story is followed.

An Administration Adrift on Denial

Why won’t the president think clearly about the nature of the Islamic State?

                                      Peggy Noonan,  Feb. 19th, 2015

Great essays tell big truths. A deeply reported piece in next month’s Atlantic magazine 
does precisely that, and in a way devastating to the Obama administration’s thinking on ISIS.

“What ISIS Really Wants,” by contributing editor Graeme Wood, is going to change the debate. (It ought to become a book.)

Mr. Wood describes a dynamic, savage and so far successful organization whose members mean business. Their mettle should not be doubted. ISIS controls an area larger than the United Kingdom and intends to restore, and expand, the caliphate. Mr. Wood interviewed Anjem Choudary of the banned London-based Islamist group Al Muhajiroun, who characterized ISIS’ laws of war as policies of mercy, not brutality. “He told me the state has an obligation to terrorize its enemies,” Mr. Wood writes, “because doing so hastens victory and avoids prolonged conflict.”
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ISIS has allure: Tens of thousands of foreign Muslims are believed to have joined. The organization is clear in its objectives: “We can gather that their state rejects peace as a matter of principle; that it hungers for genocide; that its religious views make it constitutionally incapable of certain types of change . . . that it considers itself a harbinger of—and headline player in—the imminent end of the world. . . . The Islamic State is committed to purifying the world by killing vast numbers of people.”

The scale of the savagery is difficult to comprehend and not precisely known. Regional

social media posts “suggest that individual executions happen more or less continually, and mass executions every few weeks.” Most, not all, of the victims are Muslims.

The West, Mr. Wood argues, has been misled “by a well-intentioned but dishonest campaign to deny the Islamic State’s medieval religious nature. . . . The reality is that the Islamic State is Islamic.Very Islamic. Yes, it has attracted psychopaths and adventure seekers,” drawn largely from the disaffected. “But the religion preached by its most ardent followers derives from coherent and even learned interpretations of Islam.” Its actions reflect “a sincere, carefully considered commitment to returning civilization to a seventh-century legal environment, and ultimately to bring about the apocalypse.”

Mr. Wood acknowledges that ISIS reflects only one, minority strain within Islam. “Muslims can reject the Islamic State; nearly all do. But pretending it isn’t actually a religious, millenarian group, with theology that must be understood to be combatted, has already led the United States to underestimate it and back foolish schemes to counter it.”

He quotes Princeton’s Bernard Haykel, the leading expert on ISIS’ theology. The group’s fighters, Mr. Haykel says, “are smack in the middle of the medieval tradition,” and denials of its religious nature spring from embarrassment, political correctness and an “interfaith-Christian-nonsense tradition.”

The Islamic State is different from al Qaeda and almost all other jihadist movements, according to Mr. Wood, “in believing that it is written into God’s script as a central character.” Its spokesman has vowed: “We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your women.” They believe we are in the End of Days. They speak of how “the armies of Rome will mass to meet the armies of Islam in northern Syria.” The battle will be Rome’s Waterloo. After that, a countdown to the apocalypse.

Who exactly is “Rome”? That’s unclear. Maybe Turkey, maybe any infidel army. Maybe America.

What should the West do to meet the challenge? Here Mr. Wood’s tone turns more tentative. We should help the Islamic State “self-immolate.”

Those urging America to commit tens of thousand of troops “should not be dismissed too quickly.” ISIS is, after all, an avowedly genocidal and expansionist organization, and its mystique can be damaged if it loses its grip on the territory it holds. Al Qaeda, from which ISIS is estranged and which it has eclipsed, can operate as an underground network. ISIS cannot, “because territorial authority is a requirement.”

But ISIS wants to draw America into the fight. A U.S. invasion and occupation, Mr. Wood argues, would be a propaganda victory for them, because they’ve long said the U.S. has always intended to embark on a modern-day crusade against Islam. And if a U.S. ground invasion launched and failed, it would be a disaster.

The best of bad options, Mr. Wood believes, is to “slowly bleed” ISIS through air strikes and proxy warfare. The Kurds and the Shiites cannot vanquish them, but they can “keep the Islamic State from fulfilling its duty to expand.” That would make it look less like “the conquering state of the Prophet Muhammed.” As time passed ISIS could “stagnate” and begin to sink. Word of its cruelties would spread; it could become another failed state.

But that death, as Mr. Wood notes, “is unlikely to be quick,” and any number of things could go wrong, including a dangerous rapprochement with al Qaeda.

Mr. Wood’s piece is bracing because it is fearless—he is apparently not afraid of being called a bigot or an Islamophobe. It is important because it gives people, especially political leaders, information they need to understand a phenomenon that may urgently shape U.S. foreign policy for the next 10 years.

In sorry contrast, of course, are the Obama administration’s willful delusions and dodges. They reached their height this week when State Department spokesman Marie Harf talked on MSNBC of the “root causes” that drive jihadists, such as “lack of opportunity for jobs.” She later went on CNN to explain: “Where there’s a lack of governance, you’ve had young men attracted to this terrorist cause where there aren’t other opportunities. . . . So how do you get at that root causes?” She admitted her view “might be too nuanced of an argument for some.”

Yes, it might.  It isn’t about getting a job. They have a job: waging jihad !

The president famously cannot even name the ISIS threat forthrightly, and that is a criticism not of semantics but of his thinking. ISIS isn’t the only terrorist group, he says, Christians have committed their own sins over history, what about the Crusades, don’t get on your high horse. It’s all so evasive. Each speech comes across as an attempt to make up for the previous speech’s mistakes in  tone and substance. At the “violent extremism” summit this week he emphasized Islamic “legitimate grievances” and lectured America on the need for tolerance toward American Muslims.

Of extremists he said: “They say they are religious leaders—they are not religious leaders, they are terrorists.” But ISIS and its followers believe they are religious leaders, prophets who use terrorism to achieve aims they find in religious texts.

On the closing day of the summit the president said, “When people are oppressed and human rights are denied . . . when dissent is silenced, it feeds violent extremism.” Yes, sure. But isn’t ISIS oppressing people, denying their human rights and silencing dissent?

“When peaceful democratic change is impossible, it feeds into the terrorist propaganda that violence is the only available answer.” Yes, sure. But the young men and women ISIS recruits from Western nations already live in peaceful democracies.

It’s not enough. They want something else. It is, ironically, disrespectful not to name what they are, and what they are about.


"YOU CAN READ MR. WOOD'S ARTICLE THAT PEGGY SPEAKS ABOUT BY CLICKING  HERE or by scrolling down to the article "From Joe" which also has it."

The ObamaCare Burden

Some Americans are in for an especially bad tax season.

                   



The designers of ObamaCare were politically clever in at least one respect: They wrote the so-called Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act so that its most burdensome provisions wouldn’t take effect for years. Although Democratic members of Congress paid a heavy price anyway, President Obama was able to win re-election (with the help, to be sure, of the Internal Revenue Service). That means his “signature achievement” is largely secure against repeal efforts until 2017.

ObamaCare’s central provisions—the “individual mandate” tax, coverage mandates and subsidies for medical insurance policies purchased through exchanges established by a state—became effective in 2014. Thus some of the effects—most notably the exposure of President Obama’s if-you-like-your-plan-you-can-keep-it pitch as an outright fraud—materialized in the fall of 2013, as people were buying insurance for the following year.

Now we’re at the other end of the 2014 process, which is to say it’s tax season. Over the next eight weeks some low-information taxpayers will be unpleasantly surprised to learn that they owe money to the IRS simply because they don’t have insurance. And if you did obey the administration’s incessant admonitions to “#GetCovered,” you’re not necessarily off the hook.

“Janice Riddle got a nasty surprise when she filled out her tax return this year,” 

The Los Angeles resident had applied for Obamacare in late 2013, when she was unemployed. She qualified for a hefty subsidy of $470 a month, leaving her with a monthly premium of $1 for the cheapest plan available.

Riddle landed a job in early 2014 at a life insurance agency, but since her new employer didn’t offer health benefits, she kept her Obamacare plan. However, she didn’t update her income with the California exchange, which she acknowledges was her mistake.

Now, she has to pay back the entire subsidy, which is forcing her to dip into her savings.

“I was blindsided that the subsidy has to be paid back,” said Riddle, adding she didn’t even use the coverage, which she had until she qualified for Medicare in October. “I’m in shock . . . but I have no choice. Do I want to argue with the IRS or the Obama administration?”

CNN reports that “between 4.5 million and 7.5 million taxpayers received subsidies,” and an earlier CNN report cites an H&R Block estimate that 3.4 million of them will end up owing the IRS money on the deal. Of course taxpayers who overestimated their income and thus underestimated their subsidies will be due a refund—but one suspects those with an unanticipated income squeeze were likelier to drop their insurance during the year, which means that in some cases they’ll owe the mandate tax

There IS a bright side to the failed Presidency of Barak Obama.

                                                  WHY I LIKE OBAMA


1. Obama destroyed the Clinton Political Machine, driving a stake through
the heart of Hillary's presidential aspirations - something no Republican
was ever able to do.

2. Obama killed off the Kennedy Dynasty - no more Kennedys trolling
Washington looking for booze and women wanting rides home.

3. Obama is destroying the Democratic Party before our eyes! Dennis
Moore had never lost a race. Evan Bayh had never lost a race. Byron
Dorgan had never lost a race. Harry Reid - soon to be GONE! These are
just a handful of the Democrats whose political careers Obama has
destroyed. At the end of 2014, dozens more were. Just think, in
December of 2008 the Democrats were on the rise. In two election
cycles, they had picked up 14 Senate seats and 52 House seats. The press
was touting the death of the Conservative Movement and the Republican
Party. However, in just one year, Obama put a stop to all of this and
gave the House and the Senate - back to the Republicans.

4. Obama has completely exposed liberals and progressives for what they
are. Sadly, every generation seems to need to re-learn the lesson on why
they should never actually put liberals in charge. Obama is bringing home
the lesson very well: Liberals tax, borrow and spend. Liberals won't bring
themselves to protect America. Liberals want to take over the economy.
Liberals think they know what is best for everyone. Liberals are not happy
until they are running YOUR life.

5. Obama has brought more Americans back to conservatism than anyone
since Reagan. In one year, he has rejuvenated the Conservative Movement
and brought out to the streets millions of freedom loving Americans. Name
one other time when you saw your friends and neighbors this interested in
taking back America!

6. Obama, with his "amazing leadership," has sparked the greatest period
of sales of firearms and ammunition this country has seen. Law abiding
citizens have rallied and have provided a "stimulus" to the sporting goods
field while other industries have failed, faded, or moved off-shore.

7. In all honesty, one year ago I was more afraid than I have been in my
life. Not afraid of the economy, but afraid of the direction our country
was going. I thought, Americans have forgotten what this country is all
about. My neighbors and friends, even strangers, have proved to me that
my lack of confidence in the greatness and wisdom of the American people
has been flat wrong.

8. When the American people wake up, no smooth talking teleprompter
reader can fool them! Barack Obama has served to wake up these great
Americans! Again, I want to say: "Thank you, Barack Obama!" After all,
this is exactly the kind of hope and change we desperately needed!!

9. He made Jimmy Carter happy since Jimmy is no longer the worst
president we've ever had.

From Joe....A Real Look At ISIS..Something Obama Continues To Avoid

"The majority of this piece coincides with my expressed feelings regarding ISIS and its' relationship with the Muslim entirety.  In my opinion Islam is not a religion of peace and the number of radical Muslim's (or at least Muslim's who tacitly approve of a strict Muslim world) are much greater than we suppose.

If we don't face up to facts and destroy ISIS and decimate those Muslims who are
dedicated to the same cause we can expect a near or total apocalypse.  If we do not stop them now it is only a matter of time before they capture nuclear weaponry and develop the ability to deliver a worldwide nuclear disaster, and achieve what they see as their destiny.  God help us if this should occur!"


Joe
This article provides the best understanding of ISIS and how it fits into the Islamic world of anything I've read. Our administration needs to read it. It's a little long but worth the read. 

Excerpt: 
 "We can gather that their state rejects peace as a matter of principle; that it hungers for genocide; that its religious views make it constitutionally incapable of certain types of change, even if that change might ensure its survival; and that it considers itself a harbinger of—and headline player in—the imminent end of the world."

Click HERE for the report

Good News !

Good News From The White House Regarding Healthcare,Social Security, Welfare Benefits And Foodstamps.
If I Hear Anything Else, I'll Let You Know.

Spend a few minutes with Newt

No one quite says it as well and Newt:

Keep Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp open.

Foreign fighters are streaming into Syria and Iraq in unprecedented numbers to join the Islamic State or other extremist groups, including at least 3,400 from Western nations among 20,000 from around the world, U.S. intelligence officials say in an updated estimate of a top terrorism concern. Intelligence agencies now believe that as many as 150 Americans have tried and some have succeeded in reaching in the Syrian war zone, officials told the House Homeland Security Committee in testimony prepared for delivery [today]. Some of those Americans were arrested en route, some died in the area and a small number are still fighting with extremists.

Editor's Note: My opinion only??

The estimate of 20,000 fighters, from 90 countries, is up from 19,000, Rasmussen plans to tell the House committee, according to prepared testimony. The number of Americans or U.S. residents who have gone or tried to go is up to 150 from 50 a year ago and 100 in the fall. 

Why keep Guantanamo open???   So that any time our so called Security Resources nab a U.S. citizen attempting to join ANY Radical Islamist entity for any reason....we throw their ass into the detention camp and toss them in a cell with the biggest, ugliest, stinking Muslim they have jailed.

Appreciate the difference.

You should not underappreciate the contrast displayed to the world last week after ISIS released a video in which they burned Jordanian pilot Moath al Kasasbah alive.

At the time, Jordan's King Abdullah was here, in America, meeting with congressional leaders. He cut his scheduled visit short and before returning home.  Here's what he told one of our congressmen:

"He said there is going to be retribution like ISIS hasn't seen," said Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter Jr., a Marine Corps veteran of two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, who was in the meeting with the king. "He mentioned 'Unforgiven' and he mentioned Clint Eastwood, and he actually quoted a part of the movie." . . .
"He's angry," Hunter said of King Abdullah. "They're starting more sorties tomorrow than they've ever had. They're starting tomorrow. And he said, 'The only problem we're going to have is running out of fuel and bullets.'"
King Abdullah then flew back to his home and before the sun rose the next day, his government executed the two ISIS prisoners it held.

Twenty-four hours later, President Obama stood before the National Prayer Breakfast and gave a speech castigating Christians and the West for intolerance and worse. You've heard the line by now. You should hear it again: "And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ."

 Obama has has actually moved into his post-presidential phase. He no longer cares about appearances, let alone consequences. He's just telling America what he really thinks. That's fine. It's nice to be prepared for what former President Barack Obama will be like in 2017. But the problem is that he's still president !
Islamic jihadists have been sadistically slaughtering prisoners on film for a long while now-remember when the murders of Daniel Pearl and Nick Berg were terrible novelties? This behavior is important. It means something.

Atrocities happen all the time in war. There are reports, for instance, of Japanese officers vivisecting POWs during the Second World War. The difference is that as evil as those men were, it would never have occurred to them to turn such things into jubilant public spectacles. Even the Nazis realized that the Final Solution couldn't be as out and proud as they might have liked:

The Germans didn't have social media, but they had newsreels, and Hitler knew enough not to make genocide available to Pathé or "The March of Time." He had considerations both domestic and foreign. In Poland and elsewhere, German troops had been ordered to shoot Jewish prisoners in cold blood, and their commanders reported back to Berlin that too many soldiers had found it sickening and demoralizing. So the purpose of "the final solution" was to make mass murder painless, at least for the perpetrators-more bureaucratic, removed, bloodless.
There are plenty of evil events in this world but Islamic jihadism is at the very top of the list for the dangers it represents for all nations.  It ranks far above "climate change" which occupies the limping brain of Barack Obama.

Our president's weakness is apparent for all the world to see. And weakness is, as always, a provocation. America still has 23 months left of Obama's tenure. One shudders to think how much ground evil will gain in that time.








A One Sentence Thought.

              
A federal government that has "Tomahawk" cruise missiles, "Apache,"  "Blackhawk," "Kiowa" and "Lakota" helicopters... and used the code name "Geronimo" in the attack that killed Osama bin Laden, objects to the name of the Washington Redskins.

Holland Orchestra walks our on Muslim Nutcase Director.

When the most liberal leftist country in Europe pulls the plug on Islam, the world is beginning to see the light...The Dutch orchestra walked out on a concert directed by a Muslim who made his personal beliefs known to Queen Beatrix of Holland. Now that took courage. Good  for the people of Holland. Watch the walk out. I’ll bet you didn't see this on your local news at 11 pm....Well done to the Dutch Orchestra! Dutch Orchestral Concert !

Queen Beatrix of Holland attends an Orchestral Concert. The Conductor, who just happens to be Muslim, proceeds to give the Queen a lecture on the "beauty" of Islam.  Then the members of the Orchestra stage a walkout! Great to see people with the courage of their convictions! 

From our Political Buddy Joe in Columbine.

AS WE REMINDED YOU EARLIER:  "YA CAN'T FIX STUPID."


You may recall that President Obama spoke of three former Presidents making prisoner swaps at the end of wars that took place on their watch, "much like this swap" he said convincingly.

CNN carried this quote, "This is what happens at the end of wars,"
(Incidently, Mr. President, we are very far from being at the end of our war!)

President Barack Obama boasted Tuesday when he was asked about swapping American Army Sgt. Deserter for five vicious Taliban terrorists. "That was true for George Washington... That was true for Abraham Lincoln and that was true for FDR. That's been true of every combat situation, that at some point, you make sure that you try to get your folks back... And that's the right thing to do."

Really?

That statement blatantly demonstrates that the most powerful man in the World and two
term President of the United States lacks even a grade school level of knowledge of American History; specifically, history as it relates to three of our most famous presidents and it demonstrates again that we have essentially elected a foreigner who has no understanding of the very country that he reigns supreme over. Then again, he was educated at an Ivy League school so you can't expect too much.


What's wrong with his statements? Let's keep it simple-- EVERYTHING is wrong!

George Washington did not become president until six years after the Revolutionary War ended in 1783. By 1789 there were no longer any prisoners for him to exchange.

Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in mid-April of 1865. The Civil War ended the following month. He was still dead at that time. No deals were made to exchange prisoners after the war. All prisoners were simply freed.

FDR died of a stroke before the end of WWII. Like Lincoln, he stayed dead after the war so he couldn't do what this jerk says he did. You'll recall that Harry S. Truman made the decision to drop two nuclear bombs on Japan, ending World War II. He made no deals for prisoners. We went in and released them when necessary.

None of the Presidents that Obama noted were in office at the ends of those wars, making it impossible for them to make any sort of prisoner swaps, let alone the 5 for 1, plus unspecified cash, for a deserter and traitor by our "57 States" president.

It should be pointed out that countless deserters and traitors were shot or hung during all three of the aforementioned wars.

What amazes one even more than the ignorance of the President is that he has managed to surround himself with a staff that is just as clueless. ... or willing, as the media are, to cover for his dumb, lying rhetoric and behavior!

This would be a REALLY GOOD swap !!

Obama for Abdulla.....Such a deal !!!
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