Thursday, July 3, 2014

On the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act that granted blacks the same basic rights that whites had, equality of a sort has finally arrived.

Quinnipiac University released a recent survey today that names Barack Obama the worst president in history, without regard to race, creed or color.

Finally, some people are getting the content of character thing that Dr. Martin Luther King spoke so eloquently about, rather than just the color of the skin thing that the Democrats have relied so heavily on.

“President Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II, 33 percent of American voters say in a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today,” says the brief accompanying the poll.

He beats George W. Bush by 5 percentage points.

On the plus side only 8 percent of voters think Obama is the best president ever.

"Over the span of 69 years of American history and 12 presidencies, President Barack Obama finds himself with President George W. Bush at the bottom of the popularity barrel," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the poll.

Obama reached the high water mark in his presidency in June of 2009 with a 59 percent approval rating that again, was largely a measure of how badly Americans wanted the first black president in the history of the country to succeed.

And that’s the historic sin for Obama.

Obama never understood that he had a responsibility to treat the presidency with the respect that could leave a legacy for other black politicians to follow.

Instead he allowed an entitlement mentality to cloud his thinking.

What happened to the Barack Obama who on the campaign trail in 2008 wasn’t afraid to speak against some of the cultural ills in the black community caused by 300 years of degrading treatment of blacks in America?

First it was slavery, then it was segregation, and now it’s dependency.

And Obama of all people should be aware that the president sets the tone.

So here’s the answer. And again, it’s a kind of progress because it has nothing to do with race.

It’s not because Obama’s black that he feels entitled. It’s because he’s Obama.

He’s enjoyed advantages in America that have been afforded few black people. He’s enjoyed advantages that he wishes to deny other blacks.

And like politicians of any color, deep down he’s mostly an opportunist.

So the Obama who lectured the black community is the same Obama who now panders to the understandable anger that simmers in the black community.

One thing that I have noticed about politicians is as they, rise they become more and more just a caricature of themselves, often forgetting who they really were to begin with.

And if anything, the presidency makes the caricature personality become more pronounced, rather than less.

Obama was a caricature to begin with.

So what the hell do you do with that?

You end up with a failed presidency because the man, not the color, can’t rise to the expectations.

And so while today we celebrate one righting of historic wrongs, and see a kind of progress in rating Obama on the same scale his predecessors have had applied to them, we’re not out of the woods.

Because the comparisons to Obama for good or ill will continue as other black politicians reach for the highest office in the land.

Next time maybe the media will concentrate on content of character instead of selling us a caricature.

Rome and whole world will be conquered, says leader of Islamic State

/ Jihad Watch

I posted the full statement from al-Baghdadi here yesterday, but this aspect of it is worth noting separately: Rome, as the leading global center of Christianity, has long been a focus of jihadist aspirations.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi“Imam Ahmad reported in his Musnad that Abdullah bin ‘Amr bin Al-‘As (may God be pleased with him) reports, Whilst we were around the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) writing down, he was asked, ‘Which of the two cities is to be opened first, Constantinople or Rome?’ He (the Prophet) answered, ‘The city of Heraclius will be opened first!’”  (Imam Ahmad, and Al-Albany)

Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradawi quoted this hadith a few years ago and added: “This means that Islam will return to Europe as a conqueror and victor, after being expelled from it twice – once from the South, from Andalusia, and a second time from the East, when it knocked several times on the door of Athens.”

And the Saudi Sheikh Muhammad bin Abd Al-Rahman Al-’Arifi, imam of the mosque of King Fahd Defense Academy, once boasted: “We will control the land of the Vatican; we will control Rome and introduce Islam in it. Yes, the Christians, who carve crosses on the breasts of the Muslims in Kosovo – and before then in Bosnia, and before then in many places in the world – will yet pay us the Jiziya [poll tax paid by non-Muslims under Muslim rule], in humiliation, or they will convert to Islam.”

There are many more such statements here.

“Rome will be conquered next, says leader of ‘Islamic State,’” by Damien McElroy, the Telegraph, July 1, 2014:
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed leader of the ‘Islamic State’ stretching across Iraq and Syria, has vowed to lead the conquest of Rome as he called on Muslims to immigrate to his new land to fight under its banner around the globe.
Baghdadi, who holds a PhD in Islamic studies, said Muslims were being targetted and killed from China to Indonesia. Speaking as the first Caliph, or commander of the Islamic faithful since the dissolution of the Ottoman empire, he called on Muslims to rally to his pan-Islamic state.
“Those who can immigrate to the Islamic State should immigrate, as immigration to the house of Islam is a duty,” he said in an audio recording released on a website used by the group formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham.
“Rush O Muslims to your state. It is your state. Syria is not for Syrians and Iraq is not for Iraqis. The land is for the Muslims, all Muslims.
“This is my advice to you. If you hold to it you will conquer Rome and own the world, if Allah wills.”
Having claimed the title of “caliph”, Baghdadi appealed to “judges and those who have military and managerial and service skills, and doctors and engineers in all fields.”
He also called on jihadi fighters to escalate fighting in the holy month of Ramadan, which began on Sunday. “In this virtuous month or in any other month, there is no deed better than jihad in the path of Allah, so take advantage of this opportunity and walk the path of you righteous predecessors,” he said. “So to arms, to arms, soldiers of the Islamic s, fight, fight.”
In a reflection of the havoc wreaked the past month by the Sunni insurgency led by the group, the United Nations said more than 2,400 people were killed in Iraq in June, making it the deadliest month in the country in years.
Baghdadi’s claims to control vast territority [sic] have yet to be tested by an Iraqi government counter attack. Many Muslim groups dispute his putative caliphate.
However some experts fear his rise could transform the appeal of extremist Islam, partly by harassing social media to build a global following….

CHINA BANS RAMADAN to punish Uighur Muslims for perpetrating so many terrorist attacks on the country during the past few years

Bare Naked Islam

The Chinese government has banned Muslims in the Xinjiang region from celebrating Ramadan, a traditional monthlong period of fasting and spiritual reflection. A spokesman for the World Uighur Congress said authorities encouraged Uighurs to eat free meals, and inspected homes to check whether families were observing the fast.


IB Times  Several government agencies and schools posted the ban notices on their websites, saying it was aimed at preventing the institutions from being used to promote religion. Similar bans have been imposed in the past on fasting for Ramadan, which began at sundown Saturday. But this year is unusually sensitive because Xinjiang is under tight security following attacks that the government blames on Muslim extremists with foreign terrorist ties, according to the Associated Press.


Violent clashes between Uighurs and ethnic Chinese has risen in recent years. In July 2009, conflicts between the Han Chinese and the Uighur erupted, killing nearly 200 people in Xinjiang’s capital Urumqi.

A delegate from the Xinjiang provincial delegation is seen before the start of their meeting with representatives from the National People's Congress in BeijingDuring Ramadan, Muslims around the world fast from dawn to dusk and strive to be more pious. The commercial affairs bureau of Turfan, an oasis city in the Taklamakan Desert, said on its website Monday that “civil servants and students cannot take part in fasting and other religious activities,” according to the South China Morning Post.


The state-run Bozhou Radio and TV University warned the ban would also be enforced “on party members, teachers, and young people from taking part in Ramadan activities.” “We remind everyone that they are not permitted to observe a Ramadan fast,” it added.

uighur-manXinjiang, also as known as East Turkestan, is an “autonomous” region in northwestern China, which is inhabited by the Uighur, a racially distinct Muslim minority with their own language who demand total independence from Beijing. There are about 10.2 million Uighurs in Xinjiang, according to a 2002 census (the latest available) conducted by China.


“China taking these kind of coercive measures, restricting the faith of Uighur, will create more conflict,” Dilxadi Rexiti, a spokesman for the exiled World Uyghur Congress, said. “We call on China to ensure religious freedom for Uighur and stop political repression of Ramadan.”


The Uighur say they have often been subjected to racial and religious discrimination by the Chinese government. China accuses Uighur militants of waging a violent campaign for an independent state.


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U.S. Generals Douglas MacArthur and George Patton were two of the most brilliant military minds in the history of modern warfare. 
Under their commands, American forces in Europe and the Far East decimated hundreds of thousands of enemy soldiers, making way for freedom in countries previously ruled by evil tyrants, and preserving our way of life at the same time. An essential element of their strategic approach to warfare was the knowledge that when an enemy is attacking on more than one front, you cannot rely on a single weapon or plan of attack; you must fight with as many options as possible, on as many fronts as you can. 
Today, Republicans in Congress could use some of that strategic wisdom in battling a President who is attacking the very foundation of liberty in America from all directions.

There is little question that President Obama is waging total war against the rule of law in America.

He uses “Executive Authority” to bypass Congress in making unilateral decisions by decree. He colludes with Democrats in the Senate to create gridlock, providing him more opportunity to justify his unilateral actions. He makes [now illegal] “recess appointments” to stack key government agencies with high-level bureaucrats to institutionalize his Big Government agenda. He tampers with congressional investigations into the gross misconduct of his federal employees through political pressure and manipulation. Those under him destroy evidence. And, to ensure immunity from legal consequences for his unconstitutional activities, he has compromised the Department of Justice -- turning Attorney General Eric Holder into his Enabler-in-Chief.

Republicans, long somnambulant in holding Obama accountable for shredding the Constitution, appear finally to be mustering the courage to fight back; evidenced by Speaker John Boehner’s announcement of a forthcoming lawsuit against Obama’s illegal Executive Actions. “For years Americans have watched with concern as President Barack Obama has declined to faithfully execute the laws of our country,” Boehner wrote in a memo to Congressional Republicans last week, “ignoring some statutes completely, selectively enforcing others, and at times, creating laws of his own.”

According to reports, Boehner will call for a vote in the House in the next few weeks to authorize its general counsel to file suit against Obama covering a number of his executive actions. The lawsuit then will wend its way through the federal court system in the District of Columbia; hopefully to land eventually in the laps of the Supreme Court justices, where an important precedent will be set – one way or the other.

The lawsuit is just one of four crucial “fronts” – including legislation, appropriation riders, lawsuits, and ultimately impeachment -- for Congress to use in stopping a president or an Administration operating outside the law and the Constitution.

As I noted here last week, the House could begin sending to the Senate a number of bills narrowly tailored to specifically target, and reverse, onerous executive actions taken by the President. Not only would Obama then be forced to follow the law rather than making up excuses for acting on his own, it would at least force Harry Reid and Democrats in the Senate to explain why they have failed to allow any meaningful and realistic legislation from the House to reach the floor of the Senate.

Appropriation riders would help cut funding for Obama’s fiat-created federal programs, as the House has the constitutional power to do so. Lastly, the House could begin an official “inquiry” into whether the President may have committed impeachable offenses, as a preliminary step in collecting and organizing evidence for possible impeachment.

As Patton and MacArthur demonstrated on the battlefield, Boehner and the majority Republicans in the House should utilize all four “fronts” in the coming months to go on the offensive against Obama’s lawlessness. There is no better time than now to act, while Democrats still refuse to accept the reality they helped Obama create, in spite of defeats in the Supreme Court.

Fortunately, voters increasingly are coming to recognize the danger of having a President allowed to exercise unfettered power. The scandals at the IRS and the Veterans Administration, the massive spying programs targeting law-abiding citizens, inept foreign policies in the Middle East, a border with Mexico being overrun with illegals – have combined to open Americas’ eyes wide to the dangers posed by this President and this Administration.

Were Douglas MacArthur or George Patton in the Congress today; they would be attacking relentlessly, repeatedly, and vigorously. Because that is how you defeat a stubborn enemy.

Democrats Urge Obama To Forget Balance Of Power On Immigration

by   / Personal Liberty Digest

Immigration advocates are urging President Barack Obama to go all out in using the power of the executive to change the Nation’s immigration policy.

The President vowed Monday from the Rose Garden to act unilaterally to change the how the U.S. handles illegal immigrants, but the actions Obama hinted at fall short of what some liberal reform advocates would like to see.

“The administration has unquestionable legal authority to provide all those who would qualify for citizenship under the bipartisan Senate Bill affirmative status with work authorization while making immigration enforcement more just,” Richard Trumka, head of the AFL-CIO said Tuesday in a statement. “The administration should act boldly and without further delay.”

Democratic members of the House of Representatives are also calling on Obama to go big.

Representative Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), the minority whip, is urging the President to use “every administrative tool at his disposal to address our immigration challenge.”

The left’s executive-order immigration reform plan includes a number of policy proposals submitted to the Homeland Security Department in April by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, things like: a broad expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, allowing DACA illegals to enlist in the military and their family members to remain in the country, and disallowing local governments to enforce immigration laws.

The GOP, meanwhile, is imploring the President to slow the flood of young illegal immigrants by ending the DACA policy altogether and publically announcing that new arrivals will not receive legal status.

Representative Darrell Issa (R-Ca.), along with 33 other GOP Congressmen, sent a letter to the President Wednesday.

“As our country faces an unprecedented surge in the arrival of unaccompanied alien children (UACs) at our southwestern border, we call on you to immediately end the failed policies that encourage young individuals to put themselves in peril, leave their home countries, and make a long and dangerous journey to enter our country illegally,” they wrote.

But earlier in the week, White House spokesman Josh Earnest hinted that the President may instead be ready to act on Democrats suggestions.

“The President was pretty clear that he wants the secretary of Homeland Security and the attorney general to cast a pretty wide net, and consider a wide range of options for doing as much as possible to address the problems,” Earnest told reporters at the White House Tuesday.