Monday, November 17, 2014

Fear of sunlight and guns is leading Democrats to turn nocturnal.

Bats, mice, skunks and other nocturnal creatures are most active between sunset and sunrise. Nocturnal creatures do not “choose” to avoid sunlight anymore than fish “choose” to avoid dry land; it is instinctual, healthy and normal for nocturnal creatures to work in the dark. Humans, in contrast, are by nature not nocturnal in either a literal or a metaphorical sense.

Social by nature, it is abnormal for humans to skulk in the shadows. Rational by nature, it is also unhealthy for men and women to metaphorically work in the dark by deceiving each other because fraud is counterproductive to efficient trade and commerce.

Today, I’ll let you in on a clandestine but fast-moving effort on the part of Democrats to implement universal background checks under the cover of darkness. The danger of losing your 2nd Amendment rights has never been more palpable.

On November 4, Washington State passed expanded background checks through a ballot initiative that garnered 60% of the vote. As USA Today puts it: “Largely overshadowed by the GOP’s capture of the Senate, the Washington vote is being touted by gun control advocates as a potential template for establishing universal background checks as a condition of all gun sales throughout the country.”

While jubilant Republicans and independents celebrated midterm election results, Democrats quietly celebrated their own victory in controlling gun-owners. Gun grabbers tiptoed through the twilight while journalists covered hard stories like Chelsea Clinton’s new baby. (Because, in Katie Couric’s world, an heiress with world-famous anti-gun parents and mother of one like Chelsea Clinton is a far better role model for women than a self-made mother of five like Sarah Palin who believes every woman has a natural right to self defense.)

Before President Obama announces his executive amnesty plan, Don Rosenberg has just one question for the president: Can he, with an executive order, bring his son who was killed by an illegal immigrant back to life?

“While your Executive Order pad is out, can you write one to bring my son and the tens of thousands (actually over 100,000) killed by illegal aliens back to life and to bring our destroyed families back together?” he wrote to Obama.

His son, Drew, 25, was run over by an illegal immigrant on November 16, 2010.

“I know that shortly you will be issuing some sort of Executive Order protecting millions of lawbreakers, many of whom have killed people but all of whom share some responsibility for those killed,” he wrote. “I know that you want to prevent their families from being separated. By the way, your administration refused to deport the man who killed my son. I was told, ‘He’s only committed one crime of moral turpitude.’”

Rosenberg sent the president a letter earlier this summer in which he asked Obama to visit his son’s grave in California as he considers his plan for amnesty.

"Before you illegally say, 'Welcome to America' to those who have caused so much pain and suffering, on your next trip to California let me take you to Drew's grave, and you tell him this is the right thing to do," he wrote in the initial letter. “My son and all of the others are considered collateral damage in the quest for votes and campaign contributions. Illegal immigration is not a victimless crime."

No surprisingly, Rosenberg never received a response from the administration.

Will Keystone XL finally be approved?

Oilfield - pipe lineHouse lawmakers on Friday passed a bill to approve construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. The Senate is expected to vote on a similar measure Tuesday.

Lawmakers in the House voted 251-161 in favor of the legislation aimed at circumventing the need for TransCanada Corp. to get the Obama administration’s approval to go ahead with construction of the pipeline. The company has been waiting for the administration to make a decision for more than six years.

Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), the legislation’s sponsor, said he wants the legislation to move quickly through the Senate to” finally get a bill to the president’s desk that approves this long-overdue Keystone XL pipeline.”

“This will create other economic activity. This will ripple out through the economy,” Cassidy also said of the legislation.

If Keystone supporters in the upper chamber gain the 60 vote majority needed to block a filibuster in passing the legislation, it’ll go to the president’s desk. After years of delaying a decision on Keystone, Obama would then be forced to either pass or veto the legislation, without blaming hurdles within the State Department for his indecision.

On Thursday, White House spokesman Josh Earnest suggested that Obama could veto the legislation.

And Obama, speaking from Asia, said that the pipeline would do little to help U.S. energy independence.

“Understand what this project is: It is providing the ability of Canada to pump their oil, send it through our land, down to the Gulf, where it will be sold everywhere else. It doesn’t have an impact on U.S. gas prices,” said Obama, according to USA Today. “If my Republican friends really want to focus on what’s good for the American people in terms of job creation and lower energy costs, we should be engaging in a conversation about what are we doing to produce even more homegrown energy. I’m happy to have that conversation.”

As to whether a filibuster-proof majority is possible for Keystone in the Senate, supporters appeared confident that they had sealed the deal by Friday.

“It is ready for a vote and we have the 60 votes to pass it,” Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) said midweek.

Landrieu is currently battling Cassidy for her Senate seat, which could prove instrumental in helping the conservative state Democrat get her colleagues to help her pass the legislation.

The Islamic State Has an Army of 200,0000 and Growing

Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs

If the CIA has “grossly underestimated” the number Muslim fighters for the Islamic State it is at Obama’s direction who has ignored or shrugged off the jihad threat.

Obama is woefully unprepared to face the threat of ISIS: he CREATED the threat by leaving Iraq precipitously and giving an opportunity to this group.

He has denied it has anything to do with Islam, despite its name, and that the Foley, Kassig, Henley, Hufford beheadings has anything to do with the US, despite the Islamic State’s explicit threats to the US. This shows that he is encased in denial and willful ignorance – not a recipe for success or a sign that he is prepared to deal with the threat.

He has armed the Syrian “rebels”...


Turkey’s top dog Erdogan: Muslims found Americas before Columbus

/ Jihad Watch
This is, of course, utter nonsense, but it has an insidious edge. Islamic doctrine holds that any land once held by Muslims belongs by right to Muslims forever: “Drive them out from where they drove you out” (Qur’an 2:190). So on the basis of this claim, if it became widespread belief (and given the corruption of our educational system, it could), Muslims could begin to claim that America was Muslim land, as they claim that Israel and Spain are Muslim land.

“Muslims found Americas before Columbus says Turkey’s Erdogan,” BBC, November 15, 2014 (thanks to all who sent this in):
Muslims discovered the Americas more than three centuries before Christopher Columbus, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.
He made the claim during a conference of Latin American Muslim leaders in Istanbul, pointing to a diary entry in which Columbus mentioned a mosque on a hill in Cuba.
Mr Erdogan also said “Muslim sailors arrived in America in 1178″.
He said he was willing to build a mosque at the site Columbus identified….
But in a disputed article published in 1996, historian Youssef Mroueh said Columbus’ entry was proof that Muslims had reached the Americas first and that “the religion of Islam was widespread”.
However many scholars believe the reference is metaphorical, describing an aspect of the mountain that resembled part of a mosque.

No Islamic structures have been found in America that pre-date Columbus.
Mr Erdogan said he thought “a mosque would go perfectly on the hill today” and that he would like to discuss building this with Cuba.
The first people to reach the Americas came from Asia. They are believed to have crossed the Bering Strait about 15,000 years ago.
The first European visitors to North America are widely thought to have been Norse explorers, about 500 years before Columbus.

Islamic State releases video showing beheading of US hostage Kassig

/ Jihad Watch
Kassig4The video is here. Warning: it is extremely graphic, and will not be up long. If you catch it while it is still up and want to skip the beheadings (there are many, not just of Kassig, then stop watching around the 9:30 mark, as the beheadings are shown in full, and then Kassig’s severed head at the feet of the British Muslim who issues the final warning. I put the link here because the video shows the Islamic State’s global aspirations, and how it justifies them by reference to Islamic teachings, and indeed how the Islamic State jihadis explain and justify everything they do by reference to Islamic texts and teachings — for example, the beheader says that Kassig fought against the Muslims as a U.S. soldier in Iraq, which means he is an “American Crusader” and can be lawfully put to death, despite his subsequent conversion to Islam.

To continue to ignore the Islamic State’s stated motives and goals, and to pretend that they are other than what they are, is nothing short of suicidal. This ideology has to be confronted, and it is held by more people than just the members of the Islamic State.

“US army veteran Peter Kassig ‘murdered by Isil,'” by Andrew Marszal, Rob Crilly and Louisa Loveluck, the Telegraph, November 16, 2014:
Islamic State fighters have issued a new video apparently showing the murder of US hostage Peter Kassig and threatening “slaughter” on Western streets.
The 15-minute long grisly video shows the horrific beheading a group of Syrian military prisoners and then the decapitated head of Mr Kassig at the feet of a masked man.
The man, who appears to be the same militant known as Jihadi John who has appeared in other beheading videos, says: “This is Peter Edward Kassig, a US citizen.”
He also denounces David Cameron as a puppet of the United States president:
He says: “To Obama, the dog of Rome. Today we are slaughtering the soldiers of Bashar and tomorrow we will be slaughtering your soldiers and with Allah’s permission we will break this final and last crusade and the Islamic State will soon, like your puppet David Cameron said, begin to slaughter your people on your streets.”