Thursday, October 2, 2014

How To 'Tolerate' Obama's Ad-Nauseum Speeches:
This was sent to me by a friend but it is so true.

Some used to avoid listening to Obama's speeches...unfortunately, I can't doing what I do.

But now, you can look forward to the next one. 

Here is something to help make Obama's speeches almost tolerable...well laughable anyway. Just print this page, distribute it to friends, then tune in to his next speech.

Rules for Bullshit Bingo:

1. Before Barrack Obama's next televised speech, print your "Bullshit Bingo Card"
2. Check off the appropriate block when you hear one of those words/phrases.
3. When you get five blocks horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, stand up and shout "BULLSHIT!"

Enjoy but have your 'bamabucket' ready in case the bullshit really makes you want to puke.
And know that many times it does.

Oklahoma beheader wants a Muslim to be named as his court-appointed lawyer
Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs

Right  and this has nothing to do with Islam.

Clearly he wants counsel that understands the law that he adheres to – sharia law.
OKLA BEHEADER“Oklahoma beheader asks that a Muslim be named as his court-appointed lawyer,” Oct 1, 2014 
oklahoma-workplace-beheadingFrom the looks of his booking photograph, the “recent covert” beheader Jah’Keem Yisrael has been a Muslim long enough to develop an impressive zebibah. And while the facilitators of mainstream media obfuscation are claiming that it was a simple case of workplace violence and pointing to Yisrael’s Christian-themed tattoos (when did he get them?) as evidence that he was not a doctrinaire Muslim, he asked for a Muslim to serve as his attorney. But all those who commit workplace...


Jordanian city filled with Islamic State supporters: “The Islamic State is here to stay. Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi is our prince.”

/ Jihad Watch
maan2A whole city full of misunderstanders of Islam. How did this happen — particularly in modern, moderate Jordan? “Pro-ISIS sympathies simmer in Jordanian city,” by Samira Said, Jomana Karadsheh and Laura Smith-Spark, CNN, September 30, 2014 (thanks to Mike):
Ma’an, Jordan (CNN) — The quiet, sandy streets of the southern Jordanian city of Ma’an belie the pro-jihadi sentiments simmering just under the surface.
Black graffiti showing the ISIS flag defaces walls and shopfronts on the main road, the backstreets where children walk to school, and roundabouts where cars packed with families speed past.
One hundred and fifty miles south of the capital, Amman, Ma’an has always been known as a rebellious city in Jordan. For decades it has been at the center of repeated episodes of violent riots and confrontations with the security forces.
But Ma’an is also an important city, historically a key base of tribal support for Jordan’s Hashemite monarchy.
In recent months, videos of small but vocal pro-ISIS demonstrations have circulated on social media, with some Ma’an residents waving the black flag of the hardline extremist group which has taken massive swaths of land in Syria and Iraq.
Demonstrators brazenly called for an Islamic state and chanted anti-government slogans.
The government says it has the situation in Ma’an under control, despite the apparent tensions.
“The very few Jordanians who carried ISIS flag were arrested,” government spokesman Mohammad al-Momani told CNN on Tuesday of the demonstrations.
According to a government official who spoke on condition of anonymity, “the majority of people who showed sympathy with ISIS were arrested.” The official said a total of 71 sympathizers had been arrested over the past couple of weeks across the country.
The Khorosan Group Does Not Exist                               It’s a fictitious name the Obama administration invented to deceive us.

By Andrew C. McCarthy

We’re being had. Again.

For six years, President Obama has endeavored to will the country into accepting two pillars of his alternative national-security reality. First, he claims to have dealt decisively with the terrorist threat, rendering it a disparate series of ragtag jayvees. Second, he asserts that the threat is unrelated to Islam, which is innately peaceful, moderate, and opposed to the wanton “violent extremists” who purport to act in its name.

Now, the president has been compelled to act against a jihad that has neither ended nor been “decimated.” The jihad, in fact, has inevitably intensified under his counterfactual worldview, which holds that empowering Islamic supremacists is the path to security and stability. Yet even as war intensifies in Iraq and Syria — even as jihadists continue advancing, continue killing and capturing hapless opposition forces on the ground despite Obama’s futile air raids — the president won’t let go of the charade.

Hence, Obama gives us the Khorosan Group.

The who?

There is a reason that no one had heard of such a group until a nanosecond ago, when the “Khorosan Group” suddenly went from anonymity to the “imminent threat” that became the rationale for an emergency air war there was supposedly no time to ask Congress to authorize.

You haven’t heard of the Khorosan Group because there isn’t one. It is a name the administration came up with, calculating that Khorosan — the –Iranian– Afghan border region — had sufficient connection to jihadist lore that no one would call the president on it.

The “Khorosan Group” is al-Qaeda. It is simply a faction within the global terror network’s Syrian franchise, “Jabhat al-Nusra.” Its leader, Mushin al-Fadhli (believed to have been killed in this week’s U.S.-led air strikes), was an intimate of Ayman al-Zawahiri, the emir of al-Qaeda who dispatched him to the jihad in Syria. Except that if you listen to administration officials long enough, you come away thinking that Zawahiri is not really al-Qaeda, either. Instead, he’s something the administration is at pains to call “core al-Qaeda.”

“Core al-Qaeda,” you are to understand, is different from “Jabhat al-Nusra,” which in turn is distinct from “al-Qaeda in Iraq” (formerly “al-Qaeda in Mesopotamia,” now the “Islamic State” al-Qaeda spin-off that is, itself, formerly “al-Qaeda in Iraq and al-Sham” or “al-Qaeda in Iraq and the Levant”). That al-Qaeda, don’t you know, is a different outfit from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula . . . which, of course, should never be mistaken for “al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb,” “Boko Haram,” “Ansar al-Sharia,” or the latest entry, “al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent.”

Coming soon, “al-Qaeda on Hollywood and Vine.” In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me if, come 2015, Obama issued an executive order decreeing twelve new jihad jayvees stretching from al-Qaeda in January through al-Qaeda in December.

Except you’ll hear only about the jayvees, not the jihad. You see, there is a purpose behind this dizzying proliferation of names assigned to what, in reality, is a global network with multiple tentacles and occasional internecine rivalries.

As these columns have long contended, Obama has not quelled our enemies; he has miniaturized them. The jihad and the sharia supremacism that fuels it form the glue that unites the parts into a whole — a worldwide, ideologically connected movement rooted in Islamic scripture that can project power on the scale of a nation-state and that seeks to conquer the West. The president does not want us to see the threat this way.

For a product of the radical Left like Obama, terrorism is a regrettable but understandable consequence of American arrogance. That it happens to involve Muslims is just the coincidental fallout of Western imperialism in the Middle East, not the doctrinal command of a belief system that perceives itself as engaged in an inter-civilizational conflict. For the Left, America has to be the culprit. Despite its inbred pathologies, which we had no role in cultivating, Islam must be the victim, not the cause. As you’ll hear from Obama’s Islamist allies, who often double as Democrat activists, the problem is “Islamophobia,” not Muslim terrorism.

This is a gross distortion of reality, so the Left has to do some very heavy lifting to pull it off. Since the Islamic-supremacist ideology that unites the jihadists won’t disappear, it has to be denied and purged. The “real” jihad becomes the “internal struggle to become a better person.” The scriptural and scholarly underpinnings of Islamic supremacism must be bleached out of the materials used to train our national-security agents, and the instructors who resist going along with the program must be ostracized. The global terror network must be atomized into discrete, disconnected cells moved to violence by parochial political or territorial disputes, with no overarching unity or hegemonic ambition. That way, they can be limned as a manageable law-enforcement problem fit for the courts to address, not a national-security challenge requiring the armed forces.

The president has been telling us for years that he handled al-Qaeda by killing bin Laden. He has been telling us for weeks that the Islamic State — an al-Qaeda renegade that will soon reconcile with the mother ship for the greater good of unity in the anti-American jihad — is a regional nuisance that posed no threat to the United States. In recent days, however, reality intruded on this fiction. Suddenly, tens of thousands of terrorists, armed to the teeth, were demolishing American-trained armies, beheading American journalists, and threatening American targets.

Obama is not the manner of man who can say, “I was wrong: It turns out that al-Qaeda is actually on the rise, its Islamic State faction is overwhelming the region, and American interests — perhaps even American territory — are profoundly threatened.” So instead . . . you got “the Khorosan Group.”

You also got a smiley-face story about five Arab states joining the United States in a coalition to confront the terrorists. Finally, the story goes, Sunni governments were acting decisively to take Islam back from the “un-Islamic” elements that falsely commit “violent extremism” under Islam’s banner.

Sounds uplifting … until you read the fine print. You’ve got to dig deep to find it. It begins, for example, 42 paragraphs into the Wall Street Journal’s report on the start of the bombing campaign. After the business about our glorious alliance with “moderate” allies like Saudi Arabia and Qatar who so despise terrorism, we learn:

Only the U.S. — not Arab allies — struck sites associated with the Khorasan group, officials said. Khorasan group members were in the final stages of preparations for an attack on U.S. and Western interests, a defense official said. Khorasan was planning an attack on international airliners, officials have said. . . . Rebels and activists contacted inside Syria said they had never heard of Khorasan and that the U.S. struck several bases and an ammunition warehouse belonging to the main al Qaeda-linked group fighting in Syria, Nusra Front. While U.S. officials have drawn a distinction between the two groups, they acknowledge their membership is intertwined and their goals are similar.

Oops. So it turns out that our moderate Islamist partners have no interest in fighting Syria’s al-Qaeda affiliate. Yes, they reluctantly, and to a very limited extent, joined U.S. forces in the strikes against the Islamic State renegades. But that’s not because the Islamic State is jihadist while they are moderate. It is because the Islamic State has made mincemeat of Iraq’s forces, is a realistic threat to topple Assad, and has our partners fretting that they are next on the menu.

Meantime, though, the Saudis and Qatar want no trouble with the rest of al-Qaeda, particularly with al-Nusra. After all, al-Qaeda’s Syrian branch is tightly allied with the “moderate opposition” that these “moderate” Gulf states have been funding, arming, and training for the jihad against Assad.

Oh, and what about those other “moderates” Obama has spent his presidency courting, the Muslim Brotherhood? It turns out they are not only all for al-Qaeda, they even condemn what one of their top sharia jurists, Wagdy Ghoneim, has labeled “the Crusader war against the Islamic State.”

“The Crusaders in America, Europe, and elsewhere are our enemies,” Ghoneim tells Muslims. For good measure he adds, “We shall never forget the terrorism of criminal America, which threw the body of the martyred heroic mujahid, Bin Laden, into the sea.”

Obama has his story and he’s sticking to it. But the same can be said for our enemies.

Sen. Ron Johnson: Obama's Inability to Manage at Root of Secret Service Problems

By Melissa Clyne / NEWSMAX

The recent gaffes by the Secret Service are indicative of the larger issue of the president's "inability to manage," according to Sen. Ron Johnson, a Wisconsin Republican who sits on the Homeland Security and Government affairs committee. Johnson appeared Wednesday on Newsmax TV's "America's Forum."

Story continues below to link to see video.

On Sept. 19, Iraq war veteran Omar Gonzalez overpowered a guard at the front entrance to the White House and made it deep inside the building before being subdued. In addition to the prostitution scandal in Colombia, Secret Service agents also embarrassed the agency after a lone gunman fired shots at the White House in 2011 and three agents were sent home from a presidential trip to Amsterdam in March.

"What we're seeing with this administration is an inability to manage, whether you go back to the disastrous rollout of the Obamacare website to the problems in the Secret Service," Johnson said. "It's an agency that has always been widely respected, but after the events in Cartagena . . . what we're seeing across the board with this administration is the inability to manage events and manage the agency. The government is out of control. That's one takeaway that Americans really need to realize is that the federal government is dysfunctional, ineffective, inefficient so my suggestion is to stop growing it."

In every way, Obama has fostered an environment of delegation, which Johnson characterized as "a very hands off, lack of management." Further, the president's big government belief system has allowed the system to spin out of control.

"His big initiative was healthcare law, but he had very little to do with drafting it," he said. "He let [House Minority Leader] Nancy Pelosi and [Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid draft the law. There's no reason to have confidence in some of the directors of some of these agencies and some of his political appointees have been awful. It's an ideology that government is the solution to all their problems and Americans are coming to realize that the federal government is a pretty poor outfit to control your life."

After more than 300 airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said this week that the group “remains a very potent force.”

"Yes, they've changed some of their tactics, there's absolutely no question about that, in response to the pressure that we put them under, but that doesn't make them less dangerous or less potent over time," Kirby said.

"Yes, they're blending in more. Yes, they're dispersing, and yes, they aren't communicating quite as openly or as boldly as they once were. That's a good thing, because if they aren't operating as freely, then they aren't as free to achieve their goals.

"That doesn't mean ISIL doesn't still pose a threat. It doesn't mean they aren't still trying and in some cases succeeding at taking and holding ground. No one said this would be easy or quick, and no one should be lulled into a false sense of security by accurate airstrikes. We will not, we cannot bomb them into obscurity."

We’ve heard countless times by now that airstrikes alone will not defeat and destroy the group—a point even Kirby emphasized.

"This is going to be a long struggle," he said, urging "a sense of strategic patience about this entire effort."

"This group will adapt, and we're going to have to adapt right along with them. And air strikes alone, you're just not going to bomb them away. It's not going to happen like that."

He continued: “We've been pretty honest about the fact that military action alone will not win this effort, but that shouldn't be taken as an admission of ineffectiveness, and one of the ways we know we're having an effect is precisely because the terrorists have had to change their tactics and their communications and their command and control."
2014 – April 5: “Mom. I am not going to make it through the night. There are hit men in the cell with me and they told me they are going to kill me. Whatever you do, do not come down to ask questions or investigate because they are going to kill you, too. 

Change your bank accounts and go underground. Your life is in danger.”

2014 - April 14: “Mom. I tried to kill myself because the guards and the inmates were going to rape, torture and eventually execute me for information.”

2014 - May 1: “Mom. I have been chained by 4 points, strapped spread eagle to the bed in the infirmary for 25 days.”

- Jill Marie Taahmooressi, recalling quotes from her son, Sgt. Andew Paul Tahmooressi, before the House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere - October 1, 2014

Members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee headed back to D.C. on Wednesday for a hearing to examine the case of Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi, who was arrested earlier this year on charges of weapons and ammunition possession in Mexico.

Townhall’s Katie Pavlich sums up his run-in at the border here:
Tahmooressi was arrested in Mexico after admittedly making a wrong turn at the border.
It was a mistake. When he was pulled over by military officers, he said he was lost and declared firearms legal in the United States were in the vehicle. Instead of turning him around back to the U.S., soldiers arrested him.
Appearing before the committee were Tahmooressi’s mother, Jill Tahmooressi; Lieutenant Commander Montel B. Williams, USN, Retired; Sergeant Robert Buchanan, USMC, Retired; and Chief Executive Officer for Concerned Veterans for America Mr. Pete Hegseth. All testified on behalf of Sgt. Tahmooressi, speaking on his character and imploring immediate action from Congress and the White House for his release.

Sgt. Buchanan, a Purple Heart recipient, made the following comments about being deployed with Tahmooressi:

“He was truly one of the best junior marines and machine gunners I’ve ever served with. This was a Marine who received a combat meritorious promotion. This alone speaks volumes to what kind of individual Andrew is, and contests to his character. To be promoted meritoriously in combat is truly an honor amongst Marines and is not given lightly.

On Andrew’s last deployment he saved the life of a fellow marine by securing tourniquets on him after he stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) causing him to lose both of his legs. It’s in these moments that a man’s true character is tested.”

Sgt. Tahmooressi has been detained for just over six months, and has been diagnosed, by multiple doctors, as suffering from PTSD.
A plaintiff in a lawsuit against the IRS – a suit that has nothing to do with the political discrimination scandal – is alleging that the tax enforcement agency destroyed electronic documents in a variety of formats to cover its demands for unpaid taxes the plaintiff says it does not owe.

NetJets, an Ohio-based Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary specializing in jet rental and timeshare ownership of private aircraft, sued the IRS in 2011 for relief after claiming it overpaid more than $600 million in ticket taxes that apply to the commercial carrier category – but not to private plane owners who travel in their fractionally-owned planes.

According to The Columbus Dispatch, the government countersued NetJets for failing to “pay its federal tax liabilities…in full.”

“Congress amended the tax code in 2012, clarifying that the ticket tax does not apply to operators such as NetJets, whose customers buy fractional ownership in planes operated and maintained by NetJets,” the Dispatch reported Wednesday.

NetJets alleged in a recent filing that important evidence in the case stored on three IRS employees’ computers had been completely erased, “including the computer of ‘an excise-tax policy manager and a key decision maker regarding the application of the section 4261 ticket tax to whole and fractional aircraft-management companies,’” the Dispatch reported.

That data, the filing alleges, included emails “and other electronic documents that the Government was required to produce” – data that NetJets claims would demonstrate the company’s compliance with the tax code.

On its face, this allegation has nothing to do with partisan political bullying and everything to do with squeezing dollars out of U.S.-based businesses and their customers. If the IRS is guilty of destroying data to cover its partisan political machinations, is it far-fetched to imagine the agency wouldn’t also go to similar lengths to preserve its ability to overreach its enforcement authority?