Saturday, September 19, 2015

Why Have Elections? - Thomas Sowell

Why Have Elections? - Thomas Sowell

Donald Trump: The only people who like him are the voters - Ann Coulter

Donald Trump: The only people who like him are the voters - Ann Coulter

Hillary Isn't Biden's Problem --- Obama Is - Larry Elder

Hillary Isn't Biden's Problem --- Obama Is - Larry Elder

Hollywood Lib Matt Damon's 'Diversity' Drama - Michelle Malkin

Hollywood Lib Matt Damon's 'Diversity' Drama - Michelle Malkin

Migration monotony - Victor Davis Hanson

Migration monotony - Victor Davis Hanson

Putin: Friend or Foe in Syria?

 By Patrick J. Buchanan

Friday - September 18, 2015

What Vladimir Putin is up to in Syria makes far more sense than what Barack Obama and John Kerry appear to be up to in Syria.

The Russians are flying transports bringing tanks and troops to an air base near the coastal city of Latakia to create a supply chain to provide a steady flow of weapons and munitions to the Syrian army.

Syrian President Bashar Assad, an ally of Russia, has lost half his country to ISIS and the Nusra Front, a branch of al-Qaida.

Putin fears that if Assad falls, Russia's toehold in Syria and the Mediterranean will be lost, ISIS and al-Qaida will be in Damascus, and Islamic terrorism will have achieved its greatest victory.

Is he wrong?

Winston Churchill famously said in 1939: "I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest."

Exactly. Putin is looking out for Russian national interests.

And who do we Americans think will wind up in Damascus if Assad falls? A collapse of that regime, not out of the question, would result in a terrorist takeover, the massacre of thousands of Alawite Shiites and Syrian Christians, and the flight of millions more refugees into Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey — and thence on to Europe.

Putin wants to prevent that. Don't we?

Why then are we spurning his offer to work with us?

Are we still so miffed that when we helped to dump over the pro-Russian regime in Kiev, Putin countered by annexing Crimea?

Get over it.

Understandably, there is going to be friction between the two greatest military powers. Yet both of us have a vital interest in avoiding war with each other and a critical interest in seeing ISIS degraded and defeated.

And if we consult those interests rather than respond to a reflexive Russophobia that passes for thought in the think tanks, we should be able to see our way clear to collaborate in Syria.

Indeed, the problem in Syria is not so much with the Russians — or Iran, Hezbollah and Assad, all of whom see the Syrian civil war correctly as a fight to the finish against Sunni jihadis.

Our problem has been that we have let our friends — the Turks, Israelis, Saudis and Gulf Arabs — convince us that no victory over ISIS can be achieved unless and until we bring down Assad.

Once we get rid of Assad, they tell us, a grand U.S.-led coalition of Arabs and Turks can form up and march in to dispatch ISIS.

This is neocon nonsense.

Those giving us this advice are the same "cakewalk war" crowd who told us how Iraq would become a democratic model for the Middle East once Saddam Hussein was overthrown and how Moammar Gadhafi's demise would mean the rise of a pro-Western Libya.

When have these people ever been right?

What is the brutal reality in this Syrian civil war, which has cost 250,000 lives and made refugees of half the population, with 4 million having fled the country?

After four years of sectarian and ethnic slaughter, Syria will most likely never again be reconstituted along the century-old map lines of Sykes-Picot.

Partition appears inevitable.

And though Assad may survive for a time, his family's days of ruling Syria are coming to a close.

Yet it is in America's interest not to have Assad fall — if his fall means the demoralization and collapse of his army, leaving no strong military force standing between ISIS and Damascus.

Indeed, if Assad falls now, the beneficiary is not going to be those pro-American rebels who have defected or been routed every time they have seen combat and who are now virtually extinct.

The victors will be ISIS and the Nusra Front, which control most of Syria between the Kurds in the northeast and the Assad regime in the southwest.

Syria could swiftly become a strategic base camp and sanctuary of the Islamic State from which to pursue the battle for Baghdad, plot strikes against America and launch terror attacks across the region and around the world.

Prediction: If Assad falls and ISIS rises in Damascus, a clamor will come — and not only from the Lindsey Grahams and John McCains — to send a U.S. army to invade and drive ISIS out, while the neocons go scrounging around to find a Syrian Ahmed Chalabi in northern Virginia.

Then this nation will be convulsed in a great war debate over whether to send that U.S. army to invade Syria and destroy ISIS.

And while our Middle Eastern and European allies sit on the sidelines and cheer on the American intervention, this country will face an anti-war movement the likes of which have not been seen since Col. Lindbergh spoke for America First.

In making ISIS, not Assad, public enemy No. 1, Putin has it right.

It is we Americans who are the mystery inside an enigma now.

Bill Whittle: Progressivism: Empire of Lies | Truth Revolt

Bill Whittle: Progressivism: Empire of Lies | Truth Revolt

35 million Muslim migrants may set sights on Europe

35 million Muslim migrants may set sights on Europe

Tuesday, September 15, 2015


                Let¹s see, do I understand this thing correctly?
                     The Shoe Bomber was a Muslim
                     The Beltway Snipers were Muslims
                     The Fort Hood Shooter was a Muslim
                     The underwear Bomber was a Muslim
                     The U.S.S. Cole Bombers were Muslims
                     The Madrid Train Bombers were Muslims
                     The Bali Nightclub Bombers were Muslims
                     The London Subway Bombers were Muslims
                     The Moscow Theater Attackers were Muslims
                     The Boston Marathon Bombers were Muslims
                     The Pan-Am flight #93 Bombers were Muslims
                     The Air France Entebbe Hijackers were Muslims
                     The Iranian Embassy Takeover, was by Muslims
                     The Beirut U.S. Embassy bombers were Muslims
                     The Libyan U.S. Embassy Attack was by Muslims
                     The Buenos Aires Suicide Bombers were Muslims
                     The Israeli Olympic Team Attackers were Muslims
                     The Kenyan U.S, Embassy Bombers were Muslims
                     The Saudi, Khobar Towers Bombers were Muslims
                     The Beirut Marine Barracks bombers were Muslims
                     The Besian Russian School Attackers were Muslims
                     The first World Trade Center Bombers were Muslims
                     The Bombay & Mumbai India Attackers were Muslims
                     The Achille Lauro Cruise Ship Hijackers were Muslims
                     The September 11th 2001 Airline Hijackers were Muslims
                    Think of it:
                      Buddhists living with Hindus = No Problem
                      Hindus living with Christians = No Problem
                      Hindus living with Jews = No Problem
                      Christians living with Shintos = No Problem
                      Shintos living with Confucians = No Problem
                      Confucians living with Baha'is = No Problem
                      Baha'is living with Jews = No Problem
                      Jews living with Atheists = No Problem
                      Atheists living with Buddhists = No Problem
                      Buddhists living with Sikhs = No Problem
                      Sikhs living with Hindus = No Problem
                      Hindus living with Baha'is = No Problem
                      Baha'is living with Christians = No Problem
                      Christians living with Jews = No Problem
                      Jews living with Buddhists = No Problem
                      Buddhists living with Shintos = No Problem
                      Shintos living with Atheists = No Problem
                      Atheists living with Confucians = No Problem
                      Confusians living with Hindus = No Problem
                      Muslims living with Hindus = Problem
                      Muslims living with Buddhists = Problem
                      Muslims living with Christians = Problem
                      Muslims living with Jews = Problem
                      Muslims living with Sikhs = Problem
                      Muslims living with Baha'is = Problem
                      Muslims living with Shintos = Problem
                      Muslims living with Atheists = Problem
                      SO, THIS LEADS TO:
                      They're not happy in Gaza
                      They're not happy in Egypt
                      They're not happy in Libya
                      They're not happy in Morocco
                      They're not happy in Iran
                      They're not happy in Iraq
                      They're not happy in Yemen
                      They're not happy in Afghanistan
                      They're not happy in Pakistan
                      They're not happy in Syria
                      They're not happy in Lebanon
                      They're not happy in Nigeria
                      They're not happy in Kenya
                      They're not happy in Sudan
                      SO, WHERE ARE THEY HAPPY? 
                      They're happy in England
                      They're happy in Belgium
                      They're happy in France
                      They're happy in Italy
                      They're happy in Germany
                      They're happy in Sweden
                      They're happy in the USA & Canada
                      They're happy in Norway & India
                      They're happy in almost every country that is not Islamic!
                      AND WHOM DO THEY BLAME? NOT ISLAM…
                     THEY BLAME THE COUNTRIES THEY ARE HAPPY IN!        

Friday, September 11, 2015

America's descent into lawlessness - Victor Davis Hanson

America's descent into lawlessness - Victor Davis Hanson

Kim Davis vs. Judicial Tyranny

Thursday - September 10, 2015 at 10:47 pm

By Patrick J. Buchanan
“If the law supposes that, the law is a ass — a idiot.”
Charles Dickens gave that line to Mr. Bumble in “Oliver Twist.”
And it sums up the judgment of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis about the Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision, which said the 14th Amendment guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry.
Davis refused to provide marriage licenses to gay couples lined up at her clerk’s office and was sent to jail for five days by a federal judge for contempt of court.
Good for her. We need more like her.
For behind her defiance are more authoritative sources than the five justices who gave us Obergefell: the Old and New Testaments, Natural Law, two millennia of Christian teaching and tradition, and the entire body of U.S. federal and state law up to Y2K.
Moreover, Kentucky never enacted a law authorizing same-sex marriage. Nor did the Congress of the United States.
Whence, then, did this “law” come?
Answer: This is a creation of a Supreme Court that has usurped the legislative power to impose a secularist anti-Christian ideology on a nation, much of which still rejects it, but has no recourse against it.
A right to same-sex marriage was no more in the Constitution as written or amended than was a woman’s right to have an abortion.
The Court has lately been declaring to be constitutional rights that used to regarded as shameful crimes. This is judicial tyranny. And Kim Davis’ defiance is as old as the republic.
Recall, we were born in a rebellion against the tyrannical acts of a king and Parliament we did not elect.
President Jefferson ordered the release of all those convicted under the Sedition Act, declared that he would no longer enforce that Federalist-enacted law, and pronounced it a nullity.
When Chief Justice Roger Taney declared slaves were property and could not become citizens, Harriet Tubman ignored his Dred Scott decision, defied the fugitive slave laws, and helped slaves escape from her native Maryland.
Socialist Party leader Eugene V. Debs defied the Espionage Act of 1917 and spoke out against World War I. Convicted of sedition, he was sent to prison for 10 years under Woodrow Wilson, but freed by President Harding.
Throughout American history, industrial workers, civil rights and anti-war activists, and political dissenters have defied laws, ignored court orders, and gone to jail for contempt.
Rosa Parks broke the law in Montgomery, Alabama, by refusing to move to the back of the bus.
Martin Luther King, a disciple of Gandhi, preached and practiced civil disobedience his entire life. Now there is a statue on the mall and a holiday for King and talk of putting Tubman or Parks on America’s currency.
They are honored because their defiance of court orders and law-breaking were done in the cause of social progress.
But Kim Davis’ defiance of a court order was done because that is what God told her to do, and she wanted to be faithful to the beliefs she had embraced as an Apostolic Christian.
Yes, Virginia, there is a double standard.
In the 20th century, if you were breaking the law or violating a court order to protest segregation, Vietnam, or apartheid in South Africa, you got an indulgent press.
But if you were defying a court order to stop blocking integration at the University of Alabama or Little Rock High, or stop protesting too close to the local abortion mill, you got lectures on the “rule of law.”
Some conservatives say that Kim Davis as a public official has to carry out court orders, even those she believes to be immoral, or quit.
Yet the course she took has undeniably advanced her cause in our unending culture war.
For she rallied and inspired many with her witness, defiance and willingness to go to jail. She set an example of nonviolent resistance. She treated same-sex marriage not as some great social leap forward, but as a moral abomination. Many among the silent majority were surely nodding in approval.
She has also exposed the breadth and depth of the division in the country between an older Christian America and new Secular America.
Once, the Supreme Court could rely upon a residual respect for its proceedings, grounded in a belief that ours is a good government whose actions, even if we disagree, are rooted in principle and merit respect.
That reservoir of trust and good will is about gone.
Almost all of the civil and uncivil disobedience of the last half-century, from campus uprisings to urban riots to political protests, came from the left. But as an anti-Christian secularism becomes ascendant, dominant and imperious, rumbles are coming from right.
Indeed, from the raw politics of the Summer of Trump, it seems clear that Middle America has come to believe it has been had, and that the state that rules the nation is hostile to the country they love, and needs to be resisted and defied.
We are headed for interesting times.

Michael Ramirez -Hillary

Michael Ramirez

Malkin: America's Reckless Refuge for Jihad | Truth Revolt

Malkin: America's Reckless Refuge for Jihad | Truth Revolt

AZ Sheriff: 'Obama Has Led The Largest Prison Break In U.S. History' | Truth Revolt

AZ Sheriff: 'Obama Has Led The Largest Prison Break In U.S. History' | Truth Revolt

Monday, September 7, 2015

A Man's Age According to Home Depot

Yep ..... 
You are in the middle of some home projects: putting in a new fence, painting the porch, planting some flowers and fixing a broken door lock.  You are hot and sweaty, covered with dirt, lawn clippings and paint.   You have your old work clothes on.   You know the outfit -- shorts with a hole in the crotch, an old T-shirt with a stain from who-knows-what, and an old pair of tennis shoes.
Right in the middle of these tasks you realize that you need to run to Home Depot for supplies.  Depending on your age you might do the following:  
In your 20s: Stop what you are doing.  Shave, take a shower, blow dry your hair, brush your teeth, floss and put on clean clothes. Check yourself in the mirror and flex.  Add a dab of your favorite cologne because, you never know, you just might meet some hot chick while standing in the checkout line.  And yes, you went to school with the pretty girl running the register.
In your 30s:   Stop what you are doing, put on clean shorts and shirt. Change your shoes.  You married the hot chick so no need for much else.  Wash your hands and comb your hair.  Check yourself in the mirror.   Still got it!  Add a shot of your favorite cologne to cover the smell.  The cute girl running the register is the kid sister of someone you went to school with.
In your 40s:  Stop what you are doing.  Put on a sweatshirt that is long enough to cover the hole in the crotch of your shorts.  Put on different shoes and a hat.  Wash your hands.  Your bottle of Brut is almost empty, so don't waste any of it on a trip to Home Depot.  Check yourself in the mirror and do more sucking in than flexing.  The hot young thing running the register is your daughter's age and you feel weird about thinking she's spicy.  
In your 50s:  Stop what you are doing.  Put on a hat.  Wipe the dirt off your hands onto your shirt.   Change shoes because you don't want to get dog crap in your new sports car.  Check yourself in the mirror and swear not to wear that shirt anymore because it makes you look fat. The cutie running the register smiles when she sees you coming and you think you still have it.  Then you remember -- the hat you have on is from Bubba's Bait & Beer Bar and it says,  'I Got Worms '  
In your 60s:  Stop what you are doing.  No need for a hat any more.  Hose the dog crap off your shoes. The mirror was shattered when you were in your 50s.  You hope you have underwear on so nothing hangs out the hole in your pants.  The girl running the register may be cute but you don't have your glasses on, so you're not sure.
In your 70s:  Stop what you are doing.  Wait to go to Home Depot until you call the drug store to have your prescriptions ready for pick too and check your grocery list for a quick stop there.  Got to save trips!  Don't even notice the dog crap on your shoes. The young thing at the register stares at you and you realize your testicles are hanging out the hole in your crotch… who cares.
In your 80s:  Stop what you are doing.  Start again.  Then stop again.  Now you remember you need to go to Home Depot.  You go to Wal-Mart instead.  You went to school with the old lady greeter.  You wander around trying to remember what you are looking for. Then you pass wind out loud and turn around thinking someone called your name.
In your 90s & beyond:  What's a home deep hoe?   Something for my garden?   Where am I?   Who am I?   Why am I reading this? 
Did I send it?   Did you?  
Everyone should laugh at least once a day.  
        I think this should do it for today.