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THE SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF Print E-mail
Written by Victor Davis Hanson   
Wednesday, 04 December 2013

Adding straws of scandal — Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the Associated Press monitoring, the IRS fiasco, and the NSA spying — on any presidential back except Barack Obama’s would have broken it long before his serial lying on Obamacare.

Further, well apart from scandal, the perception of presidential lying usually ends presidential agendas. Richard Nixon resigned after never telling the truth about the Watergate cover-up. “Read my lips: no new taxes” cost George H.W. Bush his reelection. Yet Obama has lied repeatedly throughout his presidency, not just about Obamacare.

In addition to his multiple scandals and serial lying, the public is also indifferent to his incompetence. We have a president more dishonest than Richard Nixon, more corrupt than Bill Clinton, and more incompetent than Jimmy Carter, yet he continues to be worshipped like JFK. Why?
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THE POTEMKIN PRESIDENCY Print E-mail
Written by Jack Kelly   
Thursday, 05 December 2013

"Healthcare.gov No Longer a Complete Fail" was the headline on the story in Time Magazine Dec. 2 on the rollout of the "new, improved" version of the Obamacare web site.

It's hard to find a better illustration of the expression: "to damn with faint praise."

To hide from Catherine the Great the squalor that existed in the Crimea, Gregory Potemkin allegedly erected pasteboard "villages" along the banks of the Dnieper.  Actually, the villages were real and Potemkin was smeared - Jack Wheeler recounts the true history in Potemkin America (June 2009).

Yet though "Potemkin villages" is a myth, it's still a common metaphor for the fake.  Thus, regarding healthcare.gov, the Obama administration "has erected a Potemkin village online - a façade that temporarily conceals the lack of architecture behind it," said Washington Post blogger Jennifer Rubin.

Indeed, the metaphor applies to the entire Obama Presidency.
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OBAMA'S BACKDOOR GUN CONTROL Print E-mail
Written by Allen West   
Wednesday, 04 December 2013

I am one who steers very clear of tinfoil hat conspiracy theories. I often believe liberals/progressives plant stories in order to distract and disrupt, enabling them to pursue their true goals and objectives. That's why I stress the importance of staying focused on the modern liberal socialist policies of the Obama administration, not the sideshow antics.

However, as a former combat commander, I have been trained to look for trends. And I believe we've found a very disturbing one. it seems that back door gun control is in full effect in the United States. Why? Thanks to Obama's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), we can no longer smelt lead from ore in the United States.

What this all means is that after December 2013, any ammunition that will be available to US citizens will have to be imported, which will surely increase the price and possibly come under government control.  Welcome to Obama's backdoor gun control.
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NEVILLE OBAMA Print E-mail
Written by Jack Kelly   
Tuesday, 03 December 2013

The attention of Americans understandably is riveted on the Obamacare fiasco.  But the harm done by Obamacare can be ameliorated fairly quickly by repealing it.

There is no simple way to repair the damage that could result from Mr. Obama's mammoth foreign policy blunder regarding Iran

The U.S. and allies will lift economic sanctions on Iran, in exchange for the mullah's promise they'll stop work on a nuclear bomb, the Obama administration announced Nov. 24. That'll give Iran a cash infusion of at least $7 billion.  We get...bupkes.   

Mr. Obama is taking the mullahs' word for it their nuclear research is for peaceful purposes.  You'd think a president who lies as often as he does would be more skeptical.

This "is the worst deal since Munich," said columnist Charles Krauthammer.  It's worse than Munich, said Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal.  Neville Obama indeed.
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OUR GOVERNMENT IS NOW NOT A PROTECTOR BUT A DESTROYER OF LIBERTY Print E-mail
Written by Richard Rahn   
Tuesday, 03 December 2013

Have you noticed that many government regulations are so complex and vague that it is impossible to know if you are in compliance?

Examples are the 70,000-plus pages of Internal Revenue Service regulations and the reported 30,000-plus pages of Obamacare regulations. Who do you think has a self-interest in all this complexity and vagueness?

The Food and Drug Administration was set up to protect us from consuming bad food or drugs. It has morphed into an agency that keeps potentially beneficial drugs from us, and now is even banning our ability to know what diseases to which we may be prone, and thus, blocking our ability to take potential corrective or preventative action.

The FDA has gone from being a protector to a destroyer of health and liberty.  Other overreaching government regulators are also squeezing liberty out of existence.  Here are some examples.
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HOW TO CALL THE POLICE Print E-mail
Written by To The Point News   
Friday, 06 December 2013

Going to bed the other night, I noticed thieves in my shed stealing things.

I called 911 to tell the police my shed with all my tools and valuables was being burglarized.  They told me there was no one in the area to help. They said that they would send someone over as soon as possible.

I hung up. A minute later I rang again. "Hello," I said, "I called you a minute ago because there were thieves in my shed. It's OK, you don't need to come now because I've shot and killed them."
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HALF-FULL REPORT 11/29/13 Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Friday, 29 November 2013

Well, so much for Papal Infallibility.

Jorge Bergoglio spent his 77 years devoted to his religion, which is a fine thing, but in so doing he learned nothing about how business and capitalism actually works - living his life until recently in autocratic anti-capitalist Peronist Argentina. 

Last March, he was elevated to the papacy.  This week (11/26), as Pope Francis I, he chose to issue an Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, that very unfortunately contained a collection of thoughtless socialist bromides condemning capitalist "greed" and "inequality."  The Global Enemedia had a field day.  "Pope Francis' Stinging Critique of Capitalism" was the WaPo's celebratory headline.

As the IBD explains, it is incredibly ignorant to argue that the free market is a "new tyranny... that rules instead of serves." Rush thinks "it's sad because this pope makes it very clear he doesn't know what he's talking about."

Instead of reciting memorized Marxist slogans of his teachers in Buenos Aires, he could have thought for himself and identified just what is the most powerful institution of greed in the world, composed of the greediest and most selfishly profligate people on the planet who demand to live like royalty and treat those who support them like slaves....

....A Marxist Pope makes the world a more dangerous place.  And there was a lot more bad news creating a lot more danger this week as well.

....But is there any good news around here?  Yes!  Here's the question.  What do Dennis Rodman, Lady Gaga, Justin Beiber, Miley Cyrus, and Anthony Weiner have in common with Zero?
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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DREAM THERE HAS EVER BEEN Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Thursday, 28 November 2013

On October 28, 2001, as America was trying to cope with the shock of September 11, Game 2 of the World Series  began with Ray Charles singing America the Beautiful for 50,000 attending the game and millions via television.  To this day, it's hard to watch without tears pouring down your face:

 


America is the most beautiful dream there has ever been.  On this Thanksgiving Day, let's reflect on why, and what has happened to it.
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DOES OBAMA WANT IRAN TO HAVE NUKES? Print E-mail
Written by Caroline Glick   
Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Obama never explained how allowing Iran to continue to enrich uranium decreases the likelihood of war.

It isn't surprising that the US and the other five powers signed a deal with Iran last Saturday (11/23). Over the past few weeks, US President Barack Hussein Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry made it clear that they were committed to signing a deal with Iran as quickly as possible.

And it isn't surprising that the deal these overeager leaders signed with the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism makes the world a much more dangerous place than it was before the agreement was concluded.

While the deal isn't surprising in and of itself, Obama's decision to conclude it now makes clear the true goal of his foreign policy. To understand that goal, it is first necessary to consider an aspect of the deal that, on the surface, makes little sense.
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IS HE, IN FACT, NUTS? Print E-mail
Written by Jack Kelly   
Tuesday, 26 November 2013

"After years of trillion-dollar deficits we reined in spending," Barack Hussein Obama told the Wall Street CEO Council last week.  "And since I took office, we have now cut our deficits by more than half.

"Add it all and businesses like yours have created 7.8 million new jobs over the past 44 months, we've gone farther and recovered faster than most other advanced nations," he said.

It must have taken a great exertion of willpower for the business titans to refrain from bursting in laughter.

He wasn't trying to con an audience of lo-fo's.  To make these claims to the nation's top business execs is evidence of an estrangement from reality that could be pathological.
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THANKFUL FOR HEALTHCARE.GOV Print E-mail
Written by Jack Kelly   
Thursday, 28 November 2013

One of the things for which I'm thankful this Thanksgiving is that I'm not Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

That Ms. Sebelius is still HHS secretary is remarkable.  If they'd presided over a fiasco like the Obamacare rollout, the CEO of every corporation anywhere in the world would have been fired long ago.

Ms. Sebelius is fortunate she works in government, where there is no accountability.  And in the Obama administration, where there is no integrity. 

Breathing new life into the old saw, "close enough for government work," the White House Press Secretary said last week that if Healthcare.gov works 80 percent of the time, the administration will consider it fixed.  It's cosmically appropriate he's named Carney, as a carney barker who ropes in the rubes to lose money on his dishonest game.

"In what other line of work is 20 percent failure considered a success?" asked Ron Fournier of the National Journal. "If one out of every five meals served by a restaurant is inedible, the joint goes out of business."
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OBAMA PACKS THE COURT Print E-mail
Written by Richard Rahn   
Tuesday, 26 November 2013

If you have ever been before a judge for any reason, did you think about whether the judge was appointed by a Democrat or a Republican?

Probably not. People expect judges, regardless of political leanings, to be fair and competent -- and for the most part, this expectation has been fulfilled in America, unlike many other places in the world.

The action by the Senate Democrats last week, though, to kill the long-standing agreement that required a 60 percent supermajority vote for the confirmation of a federal court judge (with the exception of the Supreme Court) and change to a simple majority vote causes many to fear the increased politicization of the federal judiciary.

The immediate cause of the Senate action in changing its rules appears to be the desire of the Obama administration to appoint three new federal judges to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. This court is often viewed as the most important appellate court, in part because many of the cases involving alleged federal government overreach go to that court.

That's why Obama wants to "pack" it with liberal judges.
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RUSSIA RECOLONIZES UKRAINE Print E-mail
Written by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard   
Wednesday, 27 November 2013

"Ukraine in Turmoil," was the headline yesterday (11/26) in the New York Times.  And no wonder.

Twenty years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Ukraine is slipping back under Kremlin control, and Ukrainians are deeply angry. Their governments's shock decision to opt for Vladimir Putin's Russia and pull out of EU talks on the eve of a historic deal is a dramatic upset to their freedom - and to the European balance of power.

It is the first major defeat for the EU in its eastward march since the fall of Communism. While the region's geopolitics remain fluid, the upset may prove as fateful as the signing of the Treaty of Pereyaslav in 1654 by the Cossack chief Bohdan Khmelnytsky, who turned his back on the West and agreed to let independent Ukraine be absorbed into the Russian Empire.

"Ukraine's government suddenly bowed deeply to the Kremlin. The politics of brutal pressure evidently work," said Sweden's foreign minister Karl Bildt.  Here's how they work.
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THE PILGRIMS ARE THANKFUL Print E-mail
Written by To The Point News   
Friday, 29 November 2013

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HALF-FULL REPORT 11/22/13 Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Friday, 22 November 2013

Most any American 60 years or older remembers where they were fifty years ago today.  I sure do.

For those who lived through it, Kennedy's assassination was traumatic in the extreme.  For many of us, what added to the trauma was that he was killed by a Communist, but that somehow it was "right-wing hate" that killed him.  The New York Times continues to hawk this libtard logic to this day.

What's instructive at this point a half-century later is take the mythologizing of JFK as a warning that should elicit a prayer.
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Freedom took a real hit yesterday (11/21) however, when Harry Reid and 51 other Senate Dems voted to end filibusters.  Within hours, Zero celebrated with a Nomination Party, which now means automatic rubber-stamped appointments for the all the Marxist, anti-capitalist, anti-Constitution judges he wants.

But Mitch McConnell is a very shrewd guy, and knows the Senate rules like Bobby Sheets Byrd did
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There's bright news, welcoming news, and gratifying news this week.  And wait 'till you see -- as in see -- who the Hero of the Week is.
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