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National Review: “Just resign already.”

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Just resign already. Go. Be gone. Vamoose. Get out of our lives. More important: Stop endangering all of us with your self-indulgent vacations and self-absorbed dithering, along with unconstitutional domestic power plays while the whole world burns.

Barack Obama already is derelict in his duties as commander in chief. He ought to abdicate and just step off his self-made throne.”

The whispers about Obama’s incompetent ways of hiding from crises is turning into a roar. Articles like this are everywhere, even in the left-leaning media. The pressure on him must be immense. The pressure shows, too. The picture of him in the tan suit shows him to be haggard looking. The reason he spends so much time on the links is because it gets him out of the public scrutiny, and allows him to ignore it, for four hours straight. He can devote all of his attention to the game and fist-bumping with celebrities.

And now, after several years of the Islamic State rising, after half a year of its being obvious that the Islamic State is a new sort of threat, after a couple of months of vicious terror of a sort even this troubled modern world has rarely seen, and after the Islamic State beheaded an American journalist on camera, we have a man pretending to be president who tells the world that the leaders of the globe’s most powerful nation still “don’t have a strategy yet” for the situation.
Words fail.”

From National Review Online

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WaPo: “The Obama White House Lacks ‘Competence’

There does not appear to be a ‘Center’ to the Obama White House. No one is coordinating the messages. At least no one is letting Obama in on the coordination efforts.

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From the Editorial Board at the Washington Post:

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S acknowledgment that “we don’t have a strategy yet” in Syria understandably attracted the most attention after his perplexing meeting with reporters Thursday. But his restatement of the obvious was not the most dismaying aspect of his remarks. The president’s goal, to the extent he had one, seemed to be to tamp down all the assessments of gathering dangers that his own team had been issuing over the previous days.

This argument with his own administration is alarming on three levels.

The first has to do with simple competence. One can only imagine the whiplash that foreign leaders must be suffering. They heard U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power denounce Russia as “today . . . they open a new front . . . Russia’s force along the border is the largest it has been . . . the mask is coming off.” An hour later, Mr. Obama implicitly contradicted her: “I consider the actions that we’ve seen in the last week a continuation of what’s been taking place for months now . . . it’s not really a shift.”

That is not the only example of mixed messages. Here they refer to the differing views of the President and the Attorney General:

The Islamic State and the Americans it is training are a danger to the United States. When Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. says the threat they pose is “in some ways . . . more frightening than anything I think I’ve seen as attorney general,” it’s not because he is a warmonger or an alarmist. He’s describing the world as he sees it. When Mr. Obama refuses to acknowledge the reality, allies naturally wonder whether he will also refuse to respond to it.”

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It’s Possible Not Many Revo Readers Watched NBC Yesterday…

… but this important segment was there. Richard Engel tells the ugly woman just how serious the threat from ISIS is – and just how ‘Apoplectic’ our military leaders are because of President Obama’s inaction.

Brent over at The Right Planet has been doing a study of the weapons that ISIS has captured. It is worth a look. They have becomed very well armed.

Part 1 of his report is here

Part 2 of his report is here

And here he has a report on that captured ISIS laptop computer that had plans in it for weaponizing Bubonic Plague and:

On the hard drive they found the standard jihad fare…with a twist: Videos of Osama bin Laden Manuals on how to make bombs Instructions on how to steal cars Lessons on how to use disguises in order to avoid getting arrested while traveling from one jihad hot spot to another 19-page manual on how to develop biological weapons 26-page fatwa, giving permission to use weapons of mass destruction against unbelievers .”

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Owens: “If You’ve Ever Wanted An “Evil Black Rifle,” Now Is The Time To Buy”

Bob Owens over at Bearing Arms points out that prices are coming down on AR15 rifles. He’s right, too. I saw a retailer who had a sale on them. They had an AR with a 100 round drum magazine for $600. The magazine alone is priced at nearly $200.

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Business is a matter of supply and demand.

In recent years, the demand for the AR-15 modern sporting rifle has been at an all-time high, and manufacturers struggled to add multiple shifts and new equipment to meet that demand. It was a seller’s market.

That market has now suddenly dried up, leaving retailers distributors, and manufacturers with excess inventory. If you held off on buying an AR-15 or similar-style rifle during the market surge because prices seemed too high, you might want to consider looking again… deals are on the way .”

Magazines and ammunition are readily available at decent prices as well.

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Oh, My. Whittle On Obama: “… A Terrified Little Man.”

Obama has had the world his way for all his life. Bill Whittle points out that that is coming to an end entirely because of his inaction.

Worse yet he is being mocked – by people in his own party. That is the worst thing that can happen to a ‘Pathological Narcissist’. He has already checked out and can not check out any further unless…

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The Fore Stooges

Curly, Moe, Larry, and Barry.

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Courtesy of Irish

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A Discussion Of Politicized Science Mixed With A Little Philosophy

“People are open-minded about new things as long as they’re exactly like the old ones.” Charles Kettering

“People are open-minded about new things as long as they’re exactly like the old ones.” Charles Kettering

Judith Curry writes on Partisanship and Silencing Science. If you have the time it is worth reading. Like most blogs the comment section is not to be missed. An example:

If a society believes that developing the earth’s resources is morally right and in fact is approved by God (as evidenced by Gen. 1:28; Ps. 8:6-9; 24:1), then people will think of the world as a place of opportunity, where hard work and inventiveness will lead to further discoveries of beneficial uses of the earth’s resources.

By contrast, in some primitive societies, the world is viewed primarily as a place of danger. People are unwilling to take risks because something bad might happen. In these places, economic development is viewed with fear and even moral condemnation, because change is more likely to bring harmful results than helpful ones. ~Grudem and Asmus”

Curry begins the article with this:

A collection of articles from the health science community on the fate of papers and scientists that challenge the consensus.

Christopher Snowden has an article Groupthink attacks on science has a long history (behind paywall; google the title and you can get in). Excerpts:

Take Katherine Flegal, a statistician at the US Centres for Disease Control. Last year, she and her colleagues published a systematic review of 97 studies in The Journal of the American Medical Association and concluded that mild obesity produced no extra mortality risk and being merely overweight resulted in a small reduction in mortality risk.

Despite being supported with a ream of data, the study was savaged by the public health lobby. Walter Willett, one of the world’s most prominent anti-obesity campaigners, said: “This study is really a pile of rubbish and no one should waste their time reading it.”

Other topics like saturated fats research are dealt with as well.

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Did Holder’s DOJ Pay People To Riot In Ferguson?

That is a question that never, until now, occurred to me. Does anyone have an answer?

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Gun-Free Zones Make Burglary Safe

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‘Never Give Up’ Is Good Advice

Witness this tough lady:

Grandmother Slays Leopard With Sickle in 30-Minute Battle

Kamla Negi, the woman who killed the leopard that attacked her, recovers in an Uttarkhand hospital on August 26. Sohan Lal

Kamla Negi, the woman who killed the leopard that attacked her, recovers in an Uttarkhand hospital on August 26. Sohan Lal

Kamla Negi, a 56-year-old rice farmer and grandmother from a small village in northern India, fought a battle to the death with a wild leopard—and won.

She was walking home Sunday when the big cat leapt at her on a quiet path in her village in India’s hilly state of Uttarakhand.

“It pounced on me suddenly from the front,” Ms. Negi told The Wall Street Journal in a telephone interview from her bed in an Uttarkhand hospital, where she is recuperating from her ordeal. “Its claws and teeth were on my throat. I could hear it breathing.”

Luckily she was armed with the sickle she uses to tend her fields.

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Ms. Negi said she tried to push the great cat away but it kept attacking so she grabbed it by the ear and started hacking at it with her sickle.

The leopard wouldn’t back down, “it sunk its teeth into my arms” repeatedly and the battle went on for close to 30 minutes, said Ms. Negi.

The leopard eventually gave up and fled. Villagers later found it lying dead on a rock near the village.”

More at the Wall Street Journal

a tip of the hat to Stranger

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The New Navy Is Committed To “Fair Treatment For All”

The focus is no longer on keeping the homeland safe from attackers.

Sad.

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Dhimmi Carter: “Principles of Allah” Are Key to Peace

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This is what ISIS has been doing

This is what ISIS has been doing

During a speech at the annual convention for the Islamic Society of North America on Saturday, former President Jimmy Carter said peace between Jews and Muslims in the Middle East is a dream he still prays can be achieved.

“You can’t bring peace to the Middle East without justice and human rights for the Palestinians,” Carter told a packed hall at Cobo Center. “When my prayers are answered and we have peace in that Holy Land then the Israelis and all their neighbors will be blessed to live in peace and prosperity.”

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Border Patrol Agents Well Armed, Untrained

“BORDER PATROL AGENT FIRES AT ARMED MILITIA MEMBER”

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From the Associated Press:

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A Border Patrol agent pursuing a group of immigrants in a wooded area near the Texas-Mexico border on Friday fired several shots at an armed man who later identified himself as a militia member.

Border Patrol spokesman Omar Zamora said agents had been chasing a group of immigrants east of Brownsville Friday afternoon when an agent saw a man holding a gun near the Rio Grande. The agent fired four shots, but did not hit the man. The man then dropped his gun and identified himself as a member of a militia. Zamora said no other details were immediately available.

Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio, whose agency is involved in the investigation, said the incident occurred on private property and it appeared the man had permission to be there. He was not arrested, Lucio said.”

So a Border Patrol agent fired four gunshots at an unidentified person because he was holding a rifle?

This speaks to a severe lack of training on the part of the leaders in the Border Patrol. It’s not just poor or nonexistent training, either. On top of that there is an air of irresponsibility about this.

If a citizen had fired four shots at another citizen under these circumstances he would have been arrested. And he probably would not have missed. There is no mention of any disciplinary action being taken against the agent.

At the very least this agent should be suspended until the shooting is properly investigated. That would send a message to other overly zealous agents that shooting at people who may not need to be shot at is a problem. Lacking that they get the notion that it is Okay.

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British Prime Minister Understands The Threat

DAVID CAMERON: This threat [ISIS] can not be solved simply by dealing with the perceived grievances over Western foreign policy. Nor can it be dealt with by addressing poverty, dictatorship, or instability in the region, as important as those are. The root cause of the threat to our security is quite clear. There is a poisonous ideology of Islamist extremism that is condemned by all faith and by all faith leaders. It believes in using the most brutal form of terrorism to force people to accept a warped world view and to live in an almost medieval state.”

Our President – not so much:

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: I have consulted with Congress throughout this process. I am confident that as commander in chief I have the authority to engage in the acts we are conducting currently. As our strategy develops, we will continue to consult with Congress, and it will be important for Congress to weigh in, for our consultations with Congress continue to develop so the American people are part of the debate.

But I don’t want to but the cart before the horse. We don’t have a strategy yet.”

The Waffle White House

The Waffle White House

Thanks to the Earl Of Taint for the image.

Truthfully, I am having trouble with the ‘Inept’ characterization of our President. The ‘Waffling’ may be intentional inaction.

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Judicial Watch: “ISIS Is At The Border”

Here it comes. Ciudad Juarez is just across the border from the West Texas town of El Paso, making it equally close to Texas and New Mexico. Interstate 10 runs through there. Going west it takes you to Tucson, Phoenix, and eventually to Los Angeles. Going east it takes you to… well the rest of the United States.

We knew this was coming. It was just a matter of when. One wonders if the open borders fiasco was designed to allow this.

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From Judicial Watch:

Imminent Terrorist Attack Warning By Feds on US Border

Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat.

Specifically, Judicial Watch sources reveal that the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) is confirmed to now be operating in Juarez, a famously crime-infested narcotics hotbed situated across from El Paso, Texas. Violent crimes are so rampant in Juarez that the U.S. State Department has issued a number of travel warnings for anyone planning to go there. The last one was issued just a few days ago.”

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FBI Domestic Threat Assessment Doesn’t Mention Islam

The sixty-page document, titled, “2013 National Threat Assessment For Domestic Extremism”, was released on August 13. It lists several groups that might be a threat to Americans. Nowhere do they include Muslims or Islamists. The groups they are concerned about include

…anti-government militia groups and white supremacy extremists, along with “sovereign citizen” nationalists, and anarchists. Other domestic threat groups outlined by the FBI assessment include violent animal rights and environmentalist extremists, black separatists, anti- and pro-abortion activists, and Puerto Rican nationalists.”

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It appears that every bureaucracy in Washington has become politicized to the point that they are impotent – except when it comes to assisting Democrats. The FBI is supposed to investigate crimes and help ensure that they don’t happen. Instead they are watching peaceful people and ignoring the violent ones.

Laws are being broken every day by Democrat operatives and officials – even the President. All that is small potatoes. Yep, the real problem is people like Cliven Bundy.

Read more at the Washington Free Beacon

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Judicial Watch: Feds’ Bulletin Describes Threat of Imminent Terrorist Attack on Southern Border

Who are those terrorists that we are being warned about? Good question.

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This Guy Does Not Look Sane

What if the iceberg doesn’t melt?

Seriously, one thing I learned about icebergs while in Alaska; Since about seven-eighths of the berg is under water, the warmer water melts the ice faster than the air does. At some point enough melts under water that the berg turns over. You don’t want to be on the ice when that happens.

I wonder if Bellini has a death wish. How long do you think he will last?

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Starting in spring of 2015, Bellini plans to find a suitable iceberg in the northwest region of Greenland, where he will remain for up to a year as it slowly melts. Provisioned with with 300 kilograms (661 pounds) of dried food, Bellini will shelter in a survival capsule, the Kevlar-reinforced kind used for ocean oil rigs, until it becomes too risky — at which point he will take to the sea in the capsule, floating adrift until he is rescued.”

Read more at WUWT

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Politico: “Will Harry Reid Run?”

If there is any chance that the GOP will take control of the Senate Reid will retire. The timing is such that the 2014 election is two years before he has to run for reelection. Will he step down if he becomes minority leader?

We had this same discussion about Nancy Pelosi when she became minority leader for the House. She didn’t step down.

Reid has been talking about his possible retirement. Not long ago he said that he regrets not watching his pomegranate tree grow and bear fruit.

But being a Senate leader is heady – and lucrative – stuff. It would be hard to give up.

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Questions about the 74-year-old’s health, his recent move to be closer to his children and grandchildren and uncertainty about the Democratic majority in the Senate lead some knowledgeable insiders to speculate that Reid will retire rather than face a challenge in 2016.

“I don’t think he will run again,” said one insider with decades of experience in Nevada and D.C. politics. “He’s not well. His wife isn’t well. He has grandchildren. And he may not be in the majority after November.”

The majority leader’s staff allows no room for equivocation.

“Senator Reid is running for reelection regardless of who his opponent is,” said Reid’s spokeswoman Kristen Orthman. “We fully anticipate the Koch brothers will spend millions of dollars trying to buy the race in Nevada. We also fully anticipate they will be unsuccessful as they have been in previous cycles when Nevadans rejected their anti-middle class, anti-Social Security agenda.”

But what else can she say?”

More at Politico

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Alinsky Lesson Today

This is how it’s done. If someone speaks the truth attack them. Demand an apology. This is how a discussion of the brutality of Islam is prevented from happening. It’s not just discussions of violent Islam that is being subverted. The same tactics are being used to stop any talk of race, religion, the rule of law, and Israel.

Here is the truth:

Here is the attack:

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From Twitchy

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Stoopid…

I wonder what idiot thought this up.

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From SooperMexican

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EPA Chief Says Her Job Is To Bring Justice To ‘People Of Color’

Just as NASA has been repurposed to provide outreach to Muslims, the Environmental Protection Agency is not about the environment. It’s about ‘Justice’ for blacks.

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EPA head Gina McCarthy

The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed global warming regulations aren’t just about stemming global temperature rises — according to agency’s chief, they are also about “justice” for “communities of color.”

“Carbon pollution standards are an issue of justice,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy in a teleconference call with environmental activists. “If we want to protect communities of color, we need to protect them from climate change.”

McCarthy is referring to the EPA’s proposed rule that would limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. The agency says the rule will not only help fight global warming, but will also improve public health as coal-fired power plants are shuttered. McCarthy, however, put special emphasis on how the rule would reduce asthma rates, which affect African-American children.”

That makes us all feel better, right?

No. It’s BS. It’s all about charging businesses for alleged ‘Pollution’ of carbon dioxide. That money will go to the government for dolts like this to use. It will also destroy jobs.

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HeyJackass.com Is Up And Running

Great name. You can find it here.

Hey Jackass does a running compilation of the shootings in Chicago. Someone has gone to a great deal of work to break down the statistics. You can have them in just about any form. They tell you not just how many shootings there were but also when they happened, what gender and race the victims were, and where in the body they were shot.

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If you are putting together an argument for defeating Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel or getting rid of Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy you will find some stuff here that you can use.

Hat tip to Second City Cop.

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1,400 Girls Held In Rape Camp In England. Police Ignore Because Rapists Are Muslim

There are no words to describe horror like this. It is evil – but on a level that most civilized people can not fathom. The fact that these savages did this to all those girls and women is cause for the death of all who took part but British authorities let it go on. Their excuse? They didn’t want to be accused of racism.

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Sex Abuse Ignored in Britain: 1,400 Girls Raped by Muslim Sex-Trafficking Gangs as Police Feared ‘Racism’ Accusations

Imagine if more than a thousand girls, some as young as 11, were sexually exploited by members of a fundamentalist religious cult. Now imagine that authorities refused to act to stop this heinous abuse of young girls because of their fear of offending public opinion. Except you don’t have to imagine this. It actually happened. And the fundamentalist religious cult? Yeah: Islam.

Children as young as 11 were trafficked, beaten, and raped by large numbers of men between 1997 and 2013 in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, the council commissioned review into child protection revealed.
And shockingly, more than a third of the cases were already know to agencies.

But according to the report’s author: ‘several staff described their nervousness about identifying the ethnic origins of perpetrators for fear of being thought racist’.

Professor Alexis Jay, who wrote the report, condemned the ‘blatant’ collective failures by the council’s leadership, concluding: ‘It is hard to describe the appalling nature of the abuse that child victims suffered.’
The landmark report which exposed widespread failures of the council, police and social services revealed:
Victims were doused in petrol and threatened with being set alight, terrorised with guns, made to witness brutally-violent rapes and told they would be the next if they spoke out;

They were raped by multiple perpetrators, trafficked to other towns and cities in the north of England, abducted, beaten and intimidated;

One victim described gang rape as ‘a way of life’;

Police ‘regarded many child victims with contempt’;

Some fathers tried to rescue their children from abuse but were arrested themselves;

The approximate figure of 1,400 abuse victims is likely to be a conservative estimate of the true scale of abuse.

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