Friday, September 26, 2014

The Truth...

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is on a diet, slimming down, and speaking around the country -- a sure sign he's in the race for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.
The overweight, tough-talking former prosecutor, who made a name for himself by putting crooked Democrats and Republicans behind bars, got a clean bill of health this month when an investigation cleared him of involvement in the outrageous lane closures at the George Washington Bridge.

A lengthy, nine-month federal probe into the dirty tricks fiasco that threatened Christie's political future concluded that it had found nothing to implicate the governor in what became known as the "Bridgegate" scandal.

Christie's blunt style of politics may not be for everyone, but it has won him legions of fans who are looking for an effective political fighter on their behalf. He was accurately described by former White House speech writer, and now a syndicated columnist, Michael Gerson, as the "Ford Gran Torino of GOP politics -- a bit ungainly, but a V-8 under the hood… with some dents."

He will enter a crowded field of Republican candidates who are also testing the waters, but with one big difference from two years ago.

In sharp contrast to the weak, baggage-heavy field of presidential wannabes in 2012, this crop of candidates is largely made up of politically tested governors, or former governors, who've run their state governments, wrestled with legislatures, pushed through agendas, and balanced budgets. As many as half a dozen of them, at last count.

In short, they are in sharp contrast to the inexperienced occupant of the White House who had never run anything, not even a lemonade stand -- the result of which is a failed chief executive who has presided over a weak, lackluster, underperforming economy for the past six years.

Barack Obama has lots of other failures, one of which is not knowing how to run a government. Indeed, it is hard to recall a previous president who has had so many political and departmental management scandals.

The Internal Revenue Service's politically-driven drive to undermine conservative educational groups; the deadly coverup in the Veterans Administration where ill veterans couldn't get the medical care they desperately needed; the State Department's shocking failure to respond to the cry for help from the U.S. ambassador in Benghazi, Libya; the management breakdown at the Department of Homeland Security.

It's a little too early to figure out who is leading in the GOP's 2016 sweepstakes. No doubt, that's going to be a bit clearer after the Nov. 4 midterm elections.

But it's not a stretch to suggest that Republican primary voters, after two terms of an incompetent president whose job approval numbers are in the basement, will be looking for a leader who's been tested, who has a record of getting things done, and getting much, if not most, of his agenda enacted.

In other words, it's more than likely that GOP's nominee in 2016 will be a governor. Christie has been at the top of that lengthy list in the polls.

Just below Christie in the Real Clear Politics poll watch is former Florida governor Jeb Bush who says he'll make a decision by the end of this year or early next year.

Both are well known, big state names, but they could be facing other governors in the GOP's lineup -- like Rick Perry of Texas, Scott Walker of Wisconsin, Louisiana's Bobby Jindal, and John Kasich of Ohio, a pivotal, must-win electoral state.

Then there are the freshmen senators: Rand Paul of Kentucky (who is third in the polls) Ted Cruz of Texas, and Marco Rubio of Florida. They're among their party's new up-and-comers, though they're all in their first terms, and still learning the ropes.

But Republicans as a rule do not choose freshmen as their nominees, preferring seasoned candidates who have been around the track once or twice or even three times. Think Ronald Reagan, for instance.

Meantime, Republicans have to begin thinking seriously about what will be the big decisive issues in 2016 that are among the highest concerns of the American people.

First and foremost, it is clear, even at this stage, that a dreadfully weak Obama economy, longterm joblessness, the nation's shrinking labor force, and largely flat middle-class incomes will still be the overriding issues two years from now.

The candidate who wins the GOP's nomination will be the one who makes economic concerns the chief focus of his candidacy. Who doesn't mince words about the failed economic policies that Obama and his party have inflicted on our country that have hurt tens of millions of lower-and-middle income Americans who have told pollsters they're still struggling.

Very near the top of that issue is the exploding federal debt, the result of six years of record budget deficits that not only threaten our nation's solvency but our national security as well.

Then comes Obamacare and how Obama and his party repeatedly told us that if we liked our medical care policy, we could keep it. His lie was exposed when millions of us got notices that our policies would be terminated and we had to get new ones that, not surprisingly, cost more than our previous plans.

Then comes the president's dangerously naive foreign policy of retreat from the war on terrorism that has led to a resurgent and much greater threat abroad and to our own national security here at home.

All of these are winning issues in and of themselves. But they demand an experienced, confident, yet level-headed leader who can appeal to a far broader electorate with a common sense agenda for change.

These are dangerous times we've gotten ourselves into that will require an uncommonly qualified candidate to get our country back on the road to prosperity and renewal.

So choose carefully and wisely America. Two years from now, it may be the most important decision we've ever made in a generation.
It was a fairly routine day at Michigan’s Coast Guard Station Saginaw River – until the telephone rang. It was Thursday afternoon, September 18.

A baby eagle had been spotted in the water by the captain of a sailboat. The bird was in distress. It was wounded and could not get up.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Andy Burns was up river conducting a training exercise when he heard the call over the radio.
Once the Coast Guard crew realized they were rescuing an eagle – their mission took on great significance.
Burns turned around the 45-foot rescue boat and set a course to find and rescue the wounded bird.

“We spotted her swimming along a sea wall,” the petty officer told me. “She was barely moving. She was using her wings to swim in the water.”

The Coast Guard crew watched as the eagle floated to a rocky area where she sat down and stretched out her wings.

“We realized she wasn’t going to be able to get up on her own,” he said. “We needed to do something to help her out.”

But a rescue would pose quite the challenge for the crew. That portion of the river was too shallow.

The boat could not maneuver in the waters. And there were also other considerations that had to be made.

First, they had to get permission from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to rescue the bird. Permission was readily granted.

Once that happened, they had to obtain permission to access the property where the bird was stranded. That property is owned by Consumers Power Plant. Not only did they grant permission, the plant dispatched a security guard to help the Coast Guard.

Good Samaritans were not in short supply on that day.

Sharia in Actions: Human Rights Activist, Convicted of Apostasy, is Tortured before a Masked Firing Squad Executed Her

Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs

Bear this in mind when the feminists  stand shoulder to should with Islamic supremacists insist the sharia empowers women. But their silence is deafening, their inaction complicity, in the face of such horror.
“Iraqi Activist Reported Killed,” Nick Cumming-Bruce, NY Times, September 25, 2014

GENEVA — An Iraqi lawyer known for her work promoting women’s rights has been killed by Islamic State fighters, the head of the United Nations human rights office said Thursday.

The lawyer, Sameera Salih Ali al-Nuaimy, was seized from her home last week and tortured before a masked firing squad executed her in public on Monday, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the United Nations human rights commissioner, said in a statement.

/ Jihad Watch
penn_station_security_0919Oh, the irony. Just days after Mayor de Blasio blasted our AFDI counter-jihad ads in New York subways as “outrageous, inflammatory and wrong” comes this new confirmation of how right we are: an Islamic State jihad plot to the New York City subways, announced by Iraq’s Prime Minister and involving jihadists from the U.S. De Blasio and Governor Cuomo are downplaying, but in reality the jihad threat to New York City is ongoing. People should not indeed live in fear, but they should be aware of the nature and magnitude of the threat — which de Blasio seems intent on obscuring.

“Bratton, De Blasio Reassure New Yorkers They’re Safe Following Alleged ISIS Subway Terror Plot,” CBS Local, September 25, 2014:
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Iraq’s prime minister said Thursday that captive Islamic State militants told his intelligence agents of an alleged plot to attack subways in the United States and Paris, France.
Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said he was told of the purported plot by officials in Baghdad, and that it was the work of foreign fighters who had joined the Islamic State group in Iraq, including French and U.S. nationals. Al-Abadi’s assertion has not be independently confirmed by U.S. government intelligence.
Asked if the attacks were imminent, he said, “I’m not sure.” Asked if the attacks had been thwarted, he said, “No, it has not been disrupted yet— this is a network.”
“Today, while I’m here I’m receiving accurate reports from Baghdad that there were arrests of a few elements and there were networks from inside Iraq to have attacks — on metros of Paris and U.S.,” al-Abadi said, speaking in English. “They are not Iraqis.
Some of them are French, some of them are Americans. But they are in Iraq.”
Al-Abadi said the United States had been alerted. He declined to give the location in the U.S. where such an attack might occur.
He made the remarks at a meeting with journalists on the sidelines of a gathering of world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly.
A senior Obama administration official told The Associated Press no one in the U.S. government is aware of such a plot, adding that the claim was never brought up in meetings with Iraqi officials this week in New York. President Barack Obama met with al-Abadi Wednesday.

Al Sharpton Wants to Help Search for Holder's Replacement

By: Jason Devaney / NEWSMAX

The Rev. Al Sharpton wants to help the White House pick the next U.S. attorney general after President Barack Obama announced Thursday Eric Holder will resign from his post.

Sharpton said in a statement that his civil rights organization, the National Action Network, is "engaged in immediate conversations with the White House on their deliberations over a successor, whom we hope will continue in the general direction of Attorney General Holder."

Sharpton also praised Holder, who will step down once a replacement is found after a term that began in February 2009.

"The resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder is met with both pride and disappointment by the civil rights community," Sharpton said. "We are proud that he has been the best attorney general on civil rights in U.S. history and disappointed because he leaves at a critical time when we need his continued diligence most."

"His accomplishments in working to protect American’s from terrorism, fighting to protect voter rights, challenging unfair sentencing, directing U.S. attorneys on fair prosecution, and being the only attorney general to visit the site of a civil rights complaint in Ferguson must be noted in American history."

Later, Sharpton clarified his comments to Business Insider, saying that he was not yet involved in choosing the next attorney general.

"We did not say we are in the decision-making. We are in conversation to reach out to them to have meetings about what we want to see in a successor," Sharpton said.

There were rumors last week that Holder might hand in his resignation papers before the end of the year, especially as he was about to accomplish one of his goals since joining the Justice Department: visiting each of the 93 U.S. attorney's offices across the country.

Holder also had a health scare in February when he was taken to the hospital after feeling faint and with an elevated heart rate.

Report: Obama administration pays WebMD to propagandize Obamacare

doctor_obamaWebMD is the Wikipedia of general health information for the English-speaking world. That’s a rough comparison — WebMD also represents itself as an advocate for patients and a current events tracker for health issues. But it nevertheless collects more site visits than any other U.S. health information resource.

WebMD is a corporation; there’s nothing governmental or para-governmental about it. So it must have made perfect sense for the Obama administration to finger WebMD as the ideal proxy propaganda machine to promote the launch of Obamacare.

The Washington Free Beacon reported Thursday that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) continues to pay WebMD for helping to carry out the “Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Health Care Priorities Educational Initiative” as part of a contract that extends through September of 2015.

According to the Free Beacon, the federal government has paid WebMD almost $14 million since contracting with the site in 2011 to show the public the good side of Obamacare. News of that agreement was made public last fall; but at the time, the contract was valued at only $4.8 million.

Crucial to the government’s enlistment of WebMD is its faith in the site as an “official” source of reliable health information. The Free Beacon quotes from the contract agreement:
“The goal of this task order is to encourage providers and consumers to turn to official information sources regarding the ACA and to create an accurate perception of the ACA among health care providers and consumers,” the document said.
Incredibly, WebMD’s entire section on “Health Care Reform” was not funded via the HHS contract, according to WebMD’s Michael Heinley.

“It is first important to point out that no government agency, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Health & Human Services (HHS) or any other third party funded the creation of WebMD’s editorial content (videos or otherwise) that appears in the WebMD Health Care Reform Center,” he told the Free Beacon. “The WebMD Health Care Reform Center provides original, independent editorial content produced by WebMD.”

So the contract is paying WebMD to write about every topic except Obamacare? Sounds like a glitch.

A Speech Showing Where True Allegiances Lie 
By: Diane Sori

"Islam teaches peace."
- Barack HUSSEIN Obama's words before the UN

How dare freakin' dare he...

Let's be honest here...Barack HUSSEIN Obama is an enemy of these United States...Barack HUSSEIN Obama is an enemy of the west...Barack HUSSEIN Obama is an enemy of Israel...and Barack HUSSEIN Obama is an enemy of all things decent and least all things decent and moral according to America's Judeo-Christian tenets that is. And both his actions and his words cannot make it any clearer that Barack HUSSEIN Obama's loyalties lie with the enemy known as islam.

Speaking before the U(seless) N(ations) this past Wednesday, the man who thinks nothing of trampling on our Constitution had the audacity to state that the U.S. will NEVER be at war with islam. And while he might try to fool himself and his blind followers we conservatives refer to as the 'sheeple', the truth is that America is most certainly at war with islam and has been ever since that sunny day in September thirteen years ago when his brethren...his brethren...changed our beloved America forever.

And by the way, I and countless others are still waiting all these many years for the so-called 'moderate' muslims here in this country to condemn that horrific act, but their joint silence still remains deafening to this their joint silence proves the words 'moderate' and muslim are antonyms of each other.

And now in NO particular order are but some of the many highlights from a speech full of lies that was only interrupted by words of a treasonous nature.

Saying before the UN...spewing actually that, "I have made it clear that America will not base our entire foreign policy on reacting to terrorism. Rather, we have waged a focused campaign against al-Qaeda and its associated forces – taking out their leaders, and denying them the safe-havens they rely upon. At the same time, we have reaffirmed that the United States is not and never will be at war with Islam. Islam teaches peace. Muslims the world over aspire to live with dignity and a sense of justice. And when it comes to America and Islam, there is no us and them – there is only us, because millions of Muslim Americans are part of the fabric of our country," Obama is either just totally clueless or more likely doing the bidding of his islamic masters.

"...the United States is not and never will be at war with Islam..." Oh really...just ask the families of the 3,000+ Americans whose sons and daughters NEVER came home from fighting those who went to war in the name of islam...whose sons and daughters NEVER came home from fighting those who want to kill us all.

"Islam teaches peace," Obama said. Oh really...just ask the families of James Foley or Steven Sotloff how peaceful these islamic savages are as they cut off their son's heads in the name of the name of allah... allah...the made-up deity all followers of islam subjugate themselves to...the made-up deity all followers of islam kill in the name of.

"...there is only us, because millions of Muslim Americans are part of the fabric of our country," Obama said. But that is NOT the truth for muslims in America are NOT willing to become part of the fabric of our American society...just ask those 'real' Americans still living in what's now known as Dearbornistan, Michigan...just ask those living in states where liberal judges have allowed the abomination known as sharia law to creep into America's judicial system.

And so his bloviations went on...went on selling out America...went on selling out Israel...went on with carefully chosen words proving Barack HUSSEIN Obama's true allegiance is to islam.

Trying to make us believe that his words of wanting to fight what he called "the cancer of violent extremism," is for anything but political maneuvering to stop the free-fall of his current poll numbers...Obama is a fool to think we don't know that ISIS...and now the new to the forefront group known as Khorasan...ISIS' heir apparent...will become an even bigger headache to his total foreign policy failures than the Muslim Brotherhood was then and ISIS is now.

And never forget that Obama does NOT really accept ISIS or any of the other terrorist groups as a tangible threat to our homeland NO matter that some Americans who went to fight with ISIS...who went to fight with Khorasan...are now back on American soil. And please remember that Obama has been indirectly arming and training ISIS and other terrorist groups for the past two years...via the anything but 'moderate' Free Syrian Army who have direct ties to ISIS...and that he did so in his quest to take down Bashir al-Assad's secular government...a government that the Syrian people freely voted for...a government that as bad as it is, is still a hell of a lot better than any that would be in effect under the ISIS and Obama oh so-wanted islamic caliphate.

And this most vile of men went out of his way to condemn our ally fact he went out of his way to first solidify his allegiance to Iran when he had the audacity to say that a nuclear deal with Iran is still possible."We can reach a solution that meets your energy needs while assuring the world that your program is peaceful," he said knowing damn well their program is anything but peaceful. And then this most vile of men segued right into blaming Israel for the collapse of the Israeli/Palestinian peace talks.

“The violence engulfing the region today has made too many Israelis ready to abandon the hard work of peace...that's something worthy of reflection within Israel,” Obama said...words NOT in his prepared teleprompted statement making them even more grievous as he went out of his way to say them...never mind that it was and still is Gaza-based Hamas that has been the one to break all cease-fires as well as being the one who keeps lobbing rockets into Israel.

But to the man who wears his hate for Israel and its Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on this sleeve, these words should NOT have been all that unexpected.

And let's NOT forget that during his speech Obama praised controversial muslim cleric Sheikh Abdallah bin Bayyah with his words, “Look at the new Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies—Sheikh bin Bayyah described its purpose: ‘We must declare war on war, so the outcome will be peace upon peace.’” And this is beyond just spewing mere words for Barack HUSSEIN Obama openly and willingly praised a man who still endorses the terrorist group Hamas; a man who supported a 2004 fatwa that advocated violent resistance against American soldiers fighting in Iraq by saying that “resisting occupation troops” is a “duty” for all muslims; a man who in 2009 issued a fatwa “barring ‘all forms of normalization’ with Israel;” and a who man who served as the vice president of a radical Muslim Brotherhood group whose leader called for “for the death of Jews and Americans."

This is the man who Barack HUSSEIN Obama publicly praised...but I call his words spoken words of a treasonous nature for he showed his support for a man who supports and advocates the killing of American soldiers...the very men and women he, as President, is Commander-in-Chief of.

And lastly, we can't forget Obama's words spewed concerning NO American boots on the ground. "American ground troops won't be part of the fight," he said.

Outlining his plans for combating ISIS...plans of limited substance which included the now ongoing 'limited' air strikes in Syria (can't kill too many of the brethren you know); plans concerning the training and equipping of those fighting ISIS (as in his actions of training and arming the anything but 'moderate' Free Syrian Army); as well as his plans for working to cut off ISIS' financing and ability to recruit foreign fighters... Obama reiterated the words he's said so many times before...words the generals on the ground and in advisory positions say need to be reconsidered...words that "American ground troops won't be part of the fight."

"NO" Obama said...American troops will NOT be part of this fight against ISIS for having to send them back after declaring America's involvement in Iraq to be over would force Obama to admit that he and his policies had indeed lost the peace after George W. Bush's policies had won the war. And that is something that a man more concerned with his image than with re-securing the now lost peace would NEVER do...that is unless it would help raise his still falling poll numbers.

Better to send 3,000 of our troops to fight Ebola in countries that hate us as much as the islamic savages in Iraq and Syria do. Real good strategy this is NOT...especially after Obama's claim that ISIS is an immediate threat to the homeland. So, true to his traitorous nature he thinks it best to send our troops where they will make NO difference at all...except maybe to have Ebola 'cull the herd' for him...'cull the herd' of America's military best.

So here we stand "at a crosswords"...three words Obama also said...but my words after hearing his speech of lies and treasonous rhetoric make me realize all the more that this November is our last chance to render this man politically impotent from inflicting on America and the rest of the world any more damage or harm.

Click on link below to see Obama's full speech before the U(seless) N(ations).