Friday, April 10, 2015

In the seventh year of Barack Obama's administration, the economy is still getting failing grades that have been the hallmark of his trouble-filled presidency.

While he continues to go about the country telling voters that his policies are working, this week's dreary economic data tell a far different story.

The bleak headlines in the nation's major newspapers tell the story in its bluntest terms.

"Stocks fall on disappointing economic data," said USA Today.

"U.S. stocks fall on weak economic data," blares The Wall Street Journal, with this subhead: "Private payrolls rise less than expected in March, adding to concerns about U.S. growth."

What these stories say is that the economy is growing even more slowly than before; incomes remain largely flat; factories are getting fewer orders than they'd hoped; and many Americans now say they worry about money and are keeping a tighter grip on their wallets.

Meantime, Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen made it clear in her news conference last week that she continues to be concerned about the economy's slowdown, and was in no hurry to raise interest rates anytime soon.

Let's take these one at a time.

Our economy grew at little more than 2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to the U.S. Commerce Department's final estimate -- leading many economists to lower their growth estimates for the first quarter of 2015.

Wall Street economists now estimate that "economic output will rise in the first quarter at an annual rate of just over 1 percent," the New York Times reported last week.
Is the tide turning against President Obama's purported nuclear weapons deal with Iran? One sign that the answer is yes is the devastating opinion article in Wednesday's Wall Street Journal by former Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and George Shultz.

The architect of Richard Nixon's opening to China and the partner of Ronald Reagan in his negotiations with the Soviet Union are diplomatic in their criticisms. They pay passing tribute to their successor John Kerry's "persistence, patience and ingenuity." But they have many disturbing questions -- I count 16 question marks in the article -- about the deal.

Certainly it falls far short of what Obama himself cited as minimum requirements as recently as December 2013. The Fordow underground facility will not be eliminated; the heavy water Arak reactor won't be closed down; and Iran will be allowed thousands of centrifuges unnecessary for any peaceful nuclear power program.

American negotiators did obtain a few concessions. Enrichment will be confined to one facility, and within certain limits, the enriched stockpile will be reduced. But are even those parts of the deal enforceable?

There also remain questions of just what was agreed on. The Obama administration's "key parameters" statement says that Iran needs to meet benchmarks before sanctions are lifted. The Iranians put out a paper saying that sanctions will end immediately.

Iraqi Caught Crossing US-Mexico Border was Military Trainer and Spoke Fluent Russian

Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs

We are under siege. Under attack from relentless, resourceful and remorseless enemies. And Obama say, “Fore!”

“EXCLUSIVE: Iraqi Caught Crossing US-Mexico Border was Military Trainer and Spoke Fluent Russian,” Breitbart Texas, 7 Apr 2015 (thanks to Suzanne):
Breitbart Texas exclusively obtained leaked information on the Iraqi man who was apprehended while illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border into Texas on February 12, 2015. The Border Patrol agent responsible for interviewing the subject initially expressed concerns that the Iraqi was sent by Russia, largely due to the Iraqi man’s history as a military trainer, his speaking several languages, including Russian, and his having lived in Crimea, according to one...

     
Op-ed: 
One a Terrorist...One a Traitor...and the Sentence Should Be the Same 
By: Diane Sori  / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on CPR Worldwide Media / cprworldwidemedia.net
It took two days in what should have been a cut and dry case but ultimately Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty of all 30 counts against him, and now rightly faces a possible sentence of death based upon 17 of those counts...counts which include the use of a weapon of mass destruction, conspiracy, and the murder of an MIT police officer.

And with silence enveloping the courtroom Tsarnaev stood...his head bowed and his hands clasped together...as justice was served. This man...whose now-wasted life is the epitome of pure evil...deliberately and with malice caused the death of three innocent bystanders...including eight year old Martin Richard whom he placed the bomb beside...along with critically injuring 260 others. And MIT police officer Sean Collier also died as a result of his actions in his trying to escape the area.

By now we all know the story well about how a beautiful spring day in April 2013 turned into something that can only be described as a page out of hell as two brothers set off a bomb on Boylston Street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon....a makeshift, pressure-cooker, nail-laden type of bomb meant to cause as much bloodshed and carnage as possible. And we know that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev...an ethnic Chechen who immigrated from Russia with his family a decade earlier...was a true believer in radical islam and in jihad as he saw jihad as the best way to avenge what he said was “wrongful harm” done by the U.S. against muslims. Joining his older brother Tamerlan in carrying out the attack, we know that the elder Tamerlan...killed in a shootout with police NOT too many days after the attack...was the mastermind who lawyers tried to claim controlled and manipulated his younger brother.

Now with their claiming that Dzhokhar should be spared the death penalty because he was in fear of his older brother...we can only hope that the federal jury will NOT buy into this nonsense...will NOT have any kumbaya bleeding-heart liberals feeling sorry for a young man who knew damn well that this act carried out in the name of islam...in the name of allah...was meant NOT only to kill and maim but to instill fear in the heart of America...was meant to bring America to her knees...as these vile brothers were planning more bombings...more carnage...more bloodshed and more deaths...and the younger was with the elder every step of the way.

And so with NO real doubt about his guilt...NOT with the government calling 92 witnesses versus only four witnesses being called by Tsarnaev's lawyers...NOT with over 4,000 hours of surveillance tape that left little doubt about his part NOT only in the bombing itself but also in the murder of the MIT officer...and NOT with a letter admitting guilt penned by Dzhokhar himself being found in the boat he hid in after his brother was killed...the only thing worse than the actual acts committed is the fact that if even one juror opposes the death penalty it would spare this bastard his life. And that would result in our taxpayer dollars being wasted on this piece of human garbage as he sits in a cushy jail cell for many decades as life without parole is the only other sentence option on the table with sentencing expected by early this summer.

Dzhokhar Tsarbaev would get to live his life...albeit a life behind bars...while his victims families know he is drawing breath while their loved ones are either dead or so severely injured that their lives will never be what they could have been...and all because yet another muslim islamic terrorist...a savage NOT fit to live amongst civilized men...was free to walk the streets of our country...was free to do what he did in the name of a false god called allah...in the name of islam...in the name of those out to kill us all.

And what of islam and its connection to the case of U.S. Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl for whom Obama traded five high-ranking Taliban leaders...traded these most dangerous of men three of whom have attempted to return to their terrorist ways. Remember, Obama made a promise early on in his presidency that he would clear out GITMO...for with these detainees is where his true allegiances lie...caring NOT about the ramifications his actions would have on our troops.

Bowe Bergdahl, who walked away from his base in Afghanistan in 2009 putting his fellow soldiers in danger, was held in Pakistan for five years by the Haqqani network, a terrorist group allied with the Taliban. Now facing charges under Article 85 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice...'desertion with intent to shirk important or hazardous duty,' and under Article 99, 'misbehaving before the enemy by endangering the safety of a command, unit or place'...these charges were authorized by Gen. Mark A. Milley, the commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command. Bergdahl will face a preliminary Article 32 hearing at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas...a hearing which is on par with a grand jury proceeding in civilian court. From there, it could be referred to a court-martial and then go to trial...as it rightfully should.

And if convicted under Article 99, Bergdahl faces life imprisonment, dishonorable discharge, reduction to the lowest E-1 rank, and total forfeiture of all pay and allowances...still too mild a sentence, in my opinion, for a man whose disappearance directly led to the deaths of six American soldiers who went out to find him and bring his traitorous self back to base.

And this specific case of an American traitor brings to light the fact that the traitor occupying the White House broke the law himself in his unilaterally authorizing the release of the five Taliban detainees without first consulting Congress as required by the National Defense Authorization Act...the very Act that requires the president to notify Congress 30 days before releasing a prisoner from GITMO. And while those on the left claim that Obama as Commander-in-Chief had a responsibility to bring Bergdahl home by any means possible...as in America leaves NO man behind...that should apply only to those held prisoner NOT of their own free will and NOT to the likes of Bowe Bergdahl...a man who voluntarily went over to the Taliban...a man who voluntarily chose to commit an act of treason of his own free will.

And lest we forget the now infamous White House Rose Garden ceremony where Obama said the prisoner held for five years by the Taliban was NOT “forgotten by his country”...a ceremony where Bergdahl's bearded father...who had tweeted then deleted the following message: “I am still working to free all Guantanamo prisoners. God will repay for the death of every Afghan child, amen!”...had the audacity to recite these words in Arabic...“bism allah alrahman alraheem”...which means “in the name of allah the most gracious and most merciful”...words that open every chapter of the qur’an except the 9th chapter of the sword...words that actually sanctified the White House...the American People's House...in the name of allah...thus claiming it for islam...and where Barack HUSSEIN Obama had the nerve to stand there with a sly smirk on his face as he did so. (see the video of Bergdahl praising allah here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9UxHGOw7uw)

An exorcism is on order for the White House I would say.

Also, remember when then National Security Advisor Susan Rice defended both the Bergdahl trade and Bergdahl himself, saying he had served with“honor and distinction” proving that with this White House it is more honorable to go against America...to defame, mock, and slander her and her actions...than it is to defend her. Just a case of yet another one of Obama's fellow traitor's true colors showing through. And lest we forget how NOT only Obama himself but State Department spokesmouth Marie Harf basically called Bergdahl's platoon mates...who publicly accused him of desertion after he was 'celebrated' by the White House...liars.

And while Bowe Bergdahl has proved himself to be an American traitor in most people's eyes by his very act of desertion, Barack HUSSEIN Obama has shone the world that his administration has initiated a reversal in a major and important U.S. policy...a long-held policy that America does NOT negotiate with terrorists. Basically NOT only giving terrorists the go-ahead to take American hostages...both military and civilian...but that if they do we will trade yours to get back ours NO matter the dangers yours might pose to ours.

How far we have fallen with this man as America's steward.

So now with two different cases in the public eye...one the case of a terrorist and one the case of a traitor...please know that while both cases are different in one way they are similar in other ways with the commonality being that the outcome for both men should be the same...death. Death for the man who murdered three innocents, injured hundreds of others, and aided in the death of an officer...and death for the man responsible for the loss of six soldiers while he embraced America's enemy. Both men spit on America with their hope of bringing her to her knees...one with his aiding of the enemy and the other through acts of terror. And if truth be told give me one reason why should these two men be allowed to live...be allowed to live on our taxpayer dime I might add...especially in light of the seriousness of their crimes.

And in my opinion death for both cannot come soon enough...Dzhokhar Tsarnaev believes in jihad then let him die quickly for his act of jihad for according to the qur'an jihad demands that he die. And for American traitor Bowe Bergdahl...let him meet his maker and take his traitor of a father with him for the time of America coddling her enemies friends must come to an end or it will be the end of America.

It really is that simple.