You got us into this mess, Mr. President, with your 2008 grand plan to fundamentally transform the United States of America.

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Now, if you are as smart as your people say you are, you’ll drop the “I’ve got a veto pen arrogance” and allow Republicans to help you salvage your last two years. Then just maybe you won’t wind up lower than President Carter.

Netanyahu gets it

“Militant Islam’s ambition to dominate the world seems mad, but so too did the global ambitions of another fanatic ideology that swept into power eight decades ago.  The Nazi’s believed in a master race.  The militant Islamists believe in a master faith. They just disagree who among them will be the master of the master faith.”

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “It’s one thing to confront militant Islamists on pickup trucks with Kalashnikov rifles. It’s another thing to confront militant Islamists armed with weapons of mass destruction.” (AP photo/Seth Wenig)

So said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking to an audience of less than half of the UN representation this morning.  I’m highlighting it here because I’m sure many of you didn’t hear it.

“There is one place where that could happen,” he said, “the Islamic State of Iran. For 35 years, Iran has relentlessly pursued the global mission which was set forth by its founding ruler, Ayatollah Khomeini, in these words. ‘We will export our revolution to the entire world until the cry –there is no god but Allah – will echo throughout the world over.’ “

Netanyahu also reminded the audience that it was Gen. Mohammed Ali Jafari of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard who said, “Our imam did not limit the Islamic revolution to this country; our duty is to prepare the way for an Islamic world government. “ Continue reading

Kerry, Clinton rank climate change #1 threat

Two former secretaries of state, John Kerry and Hillary Clinton took to microphones this past week to push their belief that climate change is a bigger threat than radical Muslim extremists, despite the fact that Americans disagree.

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John Kerry turns to the Bible for guidance to push the threat of global climate change. (thefederalistpapers.org)

For Kerry, it was his second attempt to convince us.  On Feb. 16, 2014, speaking primarily to an audience of students in Jakarta, Kerry said “climate change can now be considered another weapon of mass destruction, perhaps the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.”  He went on to say that when he thinks of global threats – terrorism, epidemics, poverty, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction – the reality is that climate change ranks right up there with every single one of them.”

In Hawaii last month, Kerry called climate change “the biggest challenge of all that we face right now.”

On Sept. 2, 2014, at a ceremony to promote Shaarik Zafar, a Texas attorney, to be a special representative of the Muslim Communities, he said, “confronting climate change is, in the long run, one of the greatest challenges that we face, and you can see this duty or responsibility laid down the scriptures, clearly, beginning in Genesis.” Kerry believes our respect for God’s creation translates into a duty to protect and sustain His first creation, Earth.  Why did Kerry choose this venue to make this pronouncement?  He believes “Muslim-majority countries are among the most vulnerable” when it comes to the impact of climate change.”

And this is our foreign policy negotiator. Continue reading

Obama’s dream world

“We have come a long way over the past five and a half years.  Our challenges are nowhere near as daunting as they were when I first came into office.”President Obama, Aug. 1, 2014

I came up out of my chair when I heard the president say that during his pre-vacation press conference on Friday, but there wasn’t a sound out of the dutiful press corps in the audience.

Really Mr. President?

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President Obama told the press that “challenges are nowhere near as daunting” as when he came into office during his Friday press conference. (voanews.com photo)

Let’s look at the economy.  You said, “The good news is the economy clearly is getting stronger.  Things are getting better.”  And you claim “we’ve recovered faster and come farther from the recession than almost any other advanced country on Earth.”  Wrong.  We are mired in the slowest recovery ever!

What about the four per cent drop in real median household income under your watch, Mr. President?  And how about those 11 million workers who quit looking for work … the 11 million who went on food stamps … the increases in prices (food, gasoline and electricity)?  Growth is sluggish.

No, Mr. President, the economy is not looking up.  The national debt continues to climb and seniors have learned that Social Security will go broke in 2030, seven years sooner than when you took office. Continue reading

We have become a “whatever” society

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Minnesota Town Hall (hqdefault.jpg)

Did you see the news clip of the town hall held in Minnesota last week?  As three Democrats, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Rep. Tim Walz and Rep. Collin Peterson were responding to constituent questions during an Agriculture Symposium, someone had the courage to ask a pointed non-Ag question.

“I thought the Affordable Care Act would save $2,500 per family,” a local resident asked, “what happened?”

Before Peterson could grab the microphone to pass it to Klobuchar, those in attendance broke out in uproarious laughter as Peterson said, “I voted ‘no’ so I’ll let these guys handle that.”

Walz tried to recover with feeble excuses for the troubles being encountered with ObamaCare, but made the mistake of commenting on health insurance in this country before ObamaCare saying, “Don’t pretend there was some type of safe harbor before this where everything was just peachy keen.”  How uniformed.

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Nancy Pelosi (YouTube.com)

In a letter to the editor I wrote to The Boerne (TX) Star in 2010, I cited a 2009 Gallup poll in which 87 percent expressed satisfaction with their health care and 81 percent were satisfied with the cost. There was no need for a comprehensive health insurance bill.

But, back to the uproarious laughter of the town hall crowd, because that’s the reason for this posting.  When are we going to stop treating everything happening to this country as a laughing matter?  Where’s the outrage? Continue reading

UN report on N. Korean human rights going nowhere

The United Nations Commission on Inquiry this week released its findings on human rights violations in North Korea and, in a letter to Kim Jung-un, it informed him that it was advising the United Nations to refer his country to the International Criminal Court at The Hague.   Cited were violations that included systematic torture, starvation and killings comparable to Nazi-era atrocities.

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Kim Jung-un and fawning military officers. (KNS AFP/Getty Images)

As expected, North Korea rejected the accusations revealed in the 372-page report, saying they were based on material faked by hostile forces backed by the United States, the European Union and Japan.  The chairman of the commission, Michael Kirby, said he hoped the findings would “galvanize action on the part of the international community.”

The commission also informed China, long an ally of North Korea, that it may be guilty of “aiding and abetting crimes against humanity” by sending migrants and defectors back to North Korea to face torture or execution.  China will undoubtedly veto any attempt to refer North Korean leaders to The Hague.  So don’t hold your breath. Continue reading