Wednesday, November 5, 2014

As Iran and US plan nuke talks, Iranians hold “Death to America” parades

/ Jihad Watch
The Iranians know that there is nothing they can possibly do that will stop Barack Obama from making concessions to them.

“Iran Holds Nationwide ‘Death to America’ Parades,” by Adam Kredo Washington Free Beacon, November 4, 2014 (thanks to Maxwell):
Tens of thousands of Iranians reportedly took to the streets on Tuesday to celebrate the 1979 overthrow of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran by burning the U.S. flag and chanting “Death to America.”
The multi-city rallies were held on the 35th anniversary of the hostage crisis, in which more than 50 Americans were captured by hardline Iranian protestors, and were meant to showcase Iran’s ongoing hostility to the United States, according to regional reports.
Dubbed the National Day of Campaign Against Global Arrogance, Iranians from across the nation could be heard chanting in the streets, “Death to U.S.” and burning both American and Israeli flags, according to Iran’s semi-official Fars News Agency and other outlets.
Major rallies were held outside the former U.S. embassy in Tehran, now known as “the den of spies,” while others took place in smaller cities across the country.
“The demonstrators also condemned the U.S.-led western sanctions against Iran, and stressed that the United States is the main enemy of the Iranian nation,” Fars reported.
The anti-American rallies are held every year around this time.
Flags stating, “Down with USA” were displayed at the rallies, while others held pictures of the American hostages with their arms pinned over their heads.
As the demonstrations took place, Iranian officials in charge of leading talks with the West over the country’s contested nuclear program said that any deal must recognize Iran’s right to enrich uranium, the key component in a nuclear weapon….

Roughly two months ago, we explored the question of whether Republicans were headed for a "wave" election victory in 2014.

The results are in, and the verdict is unequivocal: Yes.  As of this writing -- in the wee hours of the morning -- Republicans appear poised to win their largest House majority in well over half a century. They have won the United States Senate by a decisive margin, netting eight seats outright, with a ninth almost certainly on the way.  They will actually gain a number of governorships -- building on their already-remarkable 30-20 advantage.  And they've expanded their dominance of state-level legislative chambers.  A comprehensive blowout.

There are many things for conservatives to celebrate.  An incomplete list, in no particular order:

(1) Senators-elect Cory Gardner, Joni Ernst, and Thom Tillis are all winners of formerly-blue seats in states carried by Barack Obama at least once.  Gardner tossed a perfect game in his race, beating Sen. Mark "Uterus" Udall soundly (by six points, with 89 percent of the vote counted).  He neutralized the "war on women" nonsense and outperformed among Latinos.  The national party should turn Gardner's win into a case study.  Joni Ernst dominated Bruce Braley, winning by eight points.

Adding insult to injury, Democrats also lost Braley's House seat.  These 'precriminations' told the story. And Thom Tillis, who trailed in the polling average for the entire race, came from behind and ousted Kay Hagan.

(2) The last time Republicans defeated more than two incumbent Democratic Senators in one election cycle was 1980.  In 2014, they've gotten four (Pryor, Udall, Hagan, Begich), with a fifth -- Mary Landrieu -- looking like a sitting duck.  Landrieu garnered just 42 percent of the vote in Louisiana, compared to 55 percent for her two GOP rivals.  She will need a miracle to win the December 6 runoff.

(3) The polls were, in fact, skewed.  Toward Democrats.  Significantly.  Mitch McConnell won by 15 points in Kentucky.  David Perdue beat Michelle Nunn by 13 points, easily avoiding a run-off.  Tom Cotton absolutely destroyed Mark Pryor.  Tillis wasn't supposed to win. The polls were way off in all of these races.  And, I'm happy to add, the disgusting race-baiting failed.

(4) If the GOP takes Louisiana as expected, and if Maine independent Angus King decides to caucus with Republicans -- which he's reportedly open to doing -- the party will control 55 seats in January. Republicans were at a 60-40 disadvantage in the upper chamber as recently as early 2010.  That's a breathtaking turnaround, mirroring Democrats' Senate gains from 2004 to 2008.  Question: Might Sen. Joe Manchin be thinking about pulling a Jim Jeffords and switching parties, given what just happened in his state?  That would be 56.

Judge slams Obama’s activist Department of Housing and Urban Development

/Personal Liberty Digest

87807989A U.S. District Court judge has reversed a rules change published last year by President Obama’s Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), repudiating the department’s attempt at wielding policy measures to legislate outcomes that Congress never intended when it passed the Fair Housing Act.

Judge Richard Leon, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, scolded HUD in his ruling Monday for attempting to speak where Congress — the legislative body from which the department’s regulatory powers flow — had plainly remained silent.

In particular, Leon admonished HUD for attempting to change its rules so that its application of fair housing policy would achieve equal outcomes — instead of equal opportunity to obtain housing under the law, as Congress intended.

HUD strayed beyond its powers last winter, according to a Weekly Standard report, when it “published a regulation pursuant to the Fair Housing Act that defines discrimination as actions or policies that while neutral and nondiscriminatory in their intent have a disparate impact, shown through statistics, on a group of persons defined in terms of race (and other protected groups):
The legality of the new rule was challenged almost a year ago by two of the largest among the trade associations representing homeowner’s insurers, the pith of their argument being that in passing the Fair Housing Act Congress defined discrimination as disparate treatment — the different treatment of individuals on account of race — and not as disparate impact. The agency thus lacked the authority to make the new rule.
Leon agreed, siding with the plaintiffs who brought the suit, arguing that Congress only intended the Fair Housing Act to provide a level playing field — not to forcibly reconstruct social demographics by using policy as a social engineering tool.

“In the FHA, Congress has included no such effects-based language,” Leon wrote in his 32-page ruling. “… It takes hutzpah (bordering on desperation) to argue” that the FHA is meant to produce equal outcomes.

“This is, yet another example of an Administrative Agency trying desperately to write into law that which Congress never intended to sanction,” Leon surmised.
Alabama Joins Wave of States Banning Sharia Law

Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs

Another sane vote for freedom and against the encroaching sharia. Excelsior!

Sharia law is the most brutal and extreme system legal system on the face of the earth. And we see the medieval restrictions on free speech being imposed on American discourse under the guise of “hate speech.”

“Alabama Joins Wave of States Banning Foreign Laws,” by Liz Farmer |  November 4, 2014
Most states have at least considered banning foreign laws in their courts in recent years. Opponents say the controversial bans target Islam and are based on stereotypes.
Alabama has become the seventh state to ban Sharia law via a ballot measure that prohibits its courts from considering foreign, international or religious...


Today from 2 to 4pm EST on RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS 
on the CPR Worldwide Media Craig and Diane will do their wrap-up of the election...and won't be pretty.


And the House now has a super majority of RED!

To make this night perfect would be if Obama would roll up his prayer rug, grab The Moo by the hand, face the cameras, and resign.