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“Obama: No, Iran Won’t Be More Dangerous w/$150 Billion Dollars”

I think President Obama is out of touch with reality.

Said to be the smartest man in the world

Said to be the smartest man in the world

The Goldberg interview with Obama reads like a conversation with an idiot. Actually make that two idiots, both of whom are also compulsive liars.

One of the highlights of their insane exchange is when Obama tries to insist that Iran won’t be more dangerous if it gets another $150 billion.”

"Stupid Is as Stupid does"

“Stupid Is as Stupid does”

Within a space of several minutes, Obama has argued that…

1. Sanctions work against Iran

2. Sanctions don’t work against Iran

3. It doesn’t matter how much money Iran has because it will spend it on weapons anyway

4. If Iran gets more money, it will spend it on the economy instead of weapons

This is Obama’s insane Iran argument in a nutshell. There’s no central premise except that he promises it will work and then contradicts himself more times than a drunk trying to solve a crossword puzzle.”

Read it all at Front Page Mag

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Rename The NSA

NSA stands for ‘National Security Agency’. Their website says their goal is this:

The NSA/CSS core missions are to protect U.S. national security systems and to produce foreign signals intelligence information.”

Today we have a couple of stories that illustrate that the NSA has strayed from its goals. First there is this. It looks like NSA has been tasked with feel-good efforts to get Americans to recycle. Meet ‘Dunk':

As foolish as that is, we can double down. We know the NSA has been collecting electronic data within the United States. So far they haven’t caused too much trouble – that we know of – but other federal agencies have been targeting Conservative and religious groups. What reason does NSA have for spying on Americans?

Now, from the Times of Israel, comes this story. “IS claims it is ‘infinitely’ closer to nuking US”.

The article has a picture of Pakistani missiles but the text of the story says that the plan is much simpler. The Islamic State, sometimes called ISIS, has been using a captured British newsman to spread their messages.

British reporter John Cantlie

British reporter John Cantlie

Cantlie has been held captive by the Islamic State for over two years and has been used as a mouthpiece for the organization in a series of propaganda films published online titled “Lend Me Your Ears.”

Last week’s article, titled “The Perfect Storm,” suggested a “hypothetical” situation in which IS would transport the nuclear weapon to Libya, then across the Atlantic and covertly into the United States through a smuggling tunnel under the border with Mexico.”

Isn’t this the kind of thing the NSA should be protecting us from? Instead they are spying on Americans and pushing recycling. Perhaps they should be renamed. What do you think? Instead of NSA maybe they should be called the PCA… ‘Politically Correct Agency’.

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Ahem…

Is this legal?

“The Long History Between The Clintons And The Sultan Of Brunei (Including $58,000 In Jewelry To Hillary While Sec Of State)”

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Also, from the Free Beacon,

The government of Brunei contributed between $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation in 2002, which said that the donation went toward the construction of the Clinton Presidential Library in Arkansas.

Clinton would return to Brunei that same year—this time without his daughter.

Clinton was picked up at a Japanese naval base by Jeffrey Epstein and his private Boeing 727—known to many as either “the orgy jet” or “Lolita Express”—and flown to Brunei to visit with Sultan Bolkiah, according to flight records.”

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“Stupid Is As Stupid Does”: Forrest Gump

“US Pressing Israel to Lose Its Nukes”

All the while the State Department has been negotiating an agreement allowing Iran to continue developing nuclear weapons. It’s plain to see where the Obama administration’s priorities lie. Actually, ‘Plain to see’ isn’t the best way to describe them. ‘Blatantly obvious’ is probably a better term to describe the disdain that Obama has for Israel. And ‘Disdain’ is probably not the best word either. ‘Hatred’ may be more accurate.

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Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Countryman visited Israel, spoke to diplomats about making Middle East nuke-free.

Assistant US Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation, Thomas Countryman, recently visited Israel and held talks with senior Foreign Ministry officials, about the possibility of making the Middle East nuclear-free.

Washington seeks to advance the idea after reaching agreement with Russia about the matter.

The State Department confirmed Countryman’s visit and sources in the US Administration said that Israeli agreement to the idea would be a catalyst for bringing additional countries into discussions on the matter.”

Read it all at Israel National News

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Red Meat: Here Is The Video Of Ted Cruz Dealing With Questions Of Gay Rights

A couple of days ago we reported on how Senator Cruz handled ‘Gotcha’ questions from a reporter about gay rights. At that time we did not have the video to include in the post. Here it is.

Masterful.

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Sen. Tom Cotton: “Knowing What We Know Now…

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Heh. Sock it to ’em, Senator.

Knowing what we know now, I absolutely would have sent the Pacific Fleet out of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 4 to intercept the Japanese Fleet,” Cotton told the Washington Examiner during an interview in his Capitol Hill office. “I say that to highlight how foolish the question is. You don’t get to live life in reverse. What a leader has to do is make a decision, at the moment of decision, based on the best information he has. George Bush did that in 2002 and 2003 and he was supported by Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden and John Kerry and every western country’s intelligence agency.”

Read the rest at the Washington Examiner

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WaPo: “Clinton Foundation reveals up to $26 million in (Unreported) additional payments

The hits just keep coming. Hillary Clinton has no record of positive accomplishment to run on. She does, however, have a complete record of lying and cheating. She is not qualified to run for any political position in the land. She represents exactly what the American people hate about politicians.

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Logo from iOTW

The Clinton Foundation reported Thursday that it has received as much as $26.4 million in previously undisclosed payments from major corporations, universities, foreign sources and other groups.

The disclosure came as the foundation faced questions over whether it fully complied with a 2008 ethics agreement to reveal its donors and whether any of its funding sources present conflicts of interest for Hillary Rodham Clinton as she begins her presidential campaign.”

Read the rest at The Washington Post

Update: “Judicial Watch Prez: The Question Is Whether or Not Hillary Clinton Stays Out of Jail (VIDEO)”

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Read it at Gateway Pundit

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Rhymes With Barf

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Doing her best impression of Baghdad Bob, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf gave the Iraqi army props following the fall of Ramadi.

Never mind that Iraqi forces cut and ran, surrendering the city to Islamic State militants.

“The Iraqi security forces have held their lines on the outside of the city,” Harf told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Wednesday.”

Leaving all the goodies for ISIS.

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Read the rest at Biz Pac Review

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Lesson: How To Identify A Weak Candidate

“She’s not perfect but without her we’ll get Scott Walker.” At least this Democrat is honest.

Pitiful, really. I predict a low turnout among Democrats in 2016.

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“You ‘Must be Made’ to Obey”

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You might enjoy this:

The time of which many of us have long warned is no longer on the horizon. The left’s full-on assault against freedom, most especially religious freedom, is at hand.”

While actions speak louder than words, words often predict future actions. Secular progressives’ words and actions rarely align. This is because the pseudo-utopian, wholly dystopian perch from which they view the world is so detached from reality that, from a cultural and public policy standpoint, they must disguise their intended actions in flowery and euphemistic language, or face near universal rejection.”

Quite insightful, this is from the site, Oregon Magazine. Here is a bit more:

Even so, it’s during those rare moments of candor that our cultural Marxist friends’ rhetoric actually aligns with their intended actions. In other words, every so often, and usually by accident, they tell the truth.

Take this recent declaration by President Obama at Georgetown University. He was discussing his contempt for conservative news media in general and Fox News in particular:

“[W]e’re going to have to change how our body politic thinks, which means we’re going to have to change how the media reports on these issues,” he said.

How Kim Jong-un of him. In sum: Goal 1) Control thought by, Goal 2) Controlling the media.”

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Cruz Shows GOP Candidates How It Is Done

Here is a subject that the left uses to bash Conservatives: Gay rights – because everyone knows Republicans hate gays. They are quite aggressive about it, too. Senator Cruz has turned their questions around on them. He’s made them address issues they don’t want to. It’s high time someone did.

“Cruz to Sex-‘Obsessed’ Media: Let’s Talk About Islamic State’s War on Gays “ISIS is executing homosexuals—you want to talk about gay rights?”

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After a string of questions on his opinion on same-sex marriage and gay rights, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (TX) called out the left and the leftist media (particularly MSNBC) for “obsess[ing]” over opinions on sexuality while “ISIS is executing homosexuals.”

CRUZ: Is there something about the left—and I am going to put the media in this category—that is obsessed with sex? ISIS is executing homosexuals—you want to talk about gay rights? This week was a very bad week for gay rights because the expansion of ISIS, the expansion of radical, theocratic, Islamic zealots that crucify Christians, that behead children and that murder homosexuals—that ought to be concerning you far more than asking six questions all on the same topic.”

More at Truth Revolt

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A First: Dan Joseph Interviews Hillary

Heh.

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Well, Since Washington Is Teaching Us That Laws No Longer Exist…

… Why do we obey them?

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How many laws are our dear leaders refusing to enforce? There are laws against illegal immigration – they are being ignored. There are laws against public officials accepting money from foreign countries. They, too, are being ignored. Jon Corzine, head of MF Global, illegally took money out of trust funds for customers and invested – and lost – it in risky European investments. Nothing has been done.

There are hundreds more stories like these. The American public is being trained that laws don’t mean anything. But, why is it that only leftist people with government connections ignoring them? Why shouldn’t all Americans also do so?

The goal seems to be anarchy. Why don’t we embrace it? We really don’t have another choice, do we?

What laws do you want to ignore?

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Zonation: Alfonzo Rachel On Michelle Obama’s Bitter Racism

This observation had to start from a man of color. Rachel has broken the seal. He correctly observes that Obama is what the founder of Tuskegee University, Booker T. Washington, warned Blacks against.

Remember, Michelle’s senior thesis, “Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community”, was about unfairness to black people. Nothing has changed in her mind.

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Wisdom From A Plain Speaker

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“Since announcing her candidacy, Hillary Clinton has taken a total of eight questions from the press. By way of comparison, in that same period, Ambassador Stevens hasn’t taken a single one.”
– Fred Thompson

From here

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MO Produces Workout Video

The wife of the Nation’s most effeminate President has produced a ‘Tough Guy’ workout vid.

Oooh! Look at those arms! Look at that …!

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More Protests In Ferguson

They are upset because they are not getting their paychecks for protesting on time:

On May 14, protesters, upset with not being paid their promised checks for protesting, protested outside MORE, Missourians Organizing For Reform and Empowerment, an ACORN organization which had received funding through George Soros to fund the protests.”

Hashtags work so well

Hashtags work so well

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“Knowing What We Know Now, Senator, Would You Say The Invasion Of Iraq Was A Mistake?”

Over the weekend Chris Wallace tried to bully Senator Marco Rubio into saying something stupid. Happily, Rubio would not take the bait:

But the premise of the question – that just about everyone buys into – is that Saddam did not have ‘Weapons of Mass Destruction’.

This is a false premise.

At the time Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD’s) were defined as Nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons. Today the media has changed that meaning to include only nuclear weapons. But we know that Saddam did have chemical weapons. He killed many Kurds in his own country with them.

The left’s meme has been changed – perverted – and even Republicans are accepting it. That should stop. Candidates should challenge the meme instead of accepting it. By accepting it they have granted control of the discussion to the left. That is a losing strategy.

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Islamic State Wins Big In Ramadi

You and I sent some nice goodies over there to help the Iraqi’s. Now ISIS has them all.

I wouldn't mind having a few of those crates.

I wouldn’t mind having a few of those crates.

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According to an ISIS Twitter account these items were among the spoils of war that they captured:

Spoils of #Ramadi battle
-40 Humvees
-10 Abrams tanks
-A battalion of Howitzer artillery
-Armored trucks & ammunition
#Iraq #ISIS #USA

But the Obama administration is telling us that this is only a brief setback. Either they are completely disconnected from the reality of the situation, they are intentionally lying to us in order to try to minimize criticism, or both.

My money is on both – and more.

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Good news? “Obama Changes Policy On Military Equipment To Police Departments”

Not yet. This is as phony as everything else he does.

This man's rifle and the vehicle he is sitting atop are not among the items banned

This man’s rifle and the vehicle he is sitting atop are not among the items banned

News media across the country is heralding the decision by President Obama to order the end of the process of sending military gear to local police departments. It sounds good when you say it fast but look at what materiel he has banned the transfer of:

Fox News: In previewing the president’s trip, the White House said that effective immediately, the federal government will no longer fund or provide armored vehicles that run on a tracked system instead of wheels, weaponized aircraft or vehicles, firearms or ammunition of .50-caliber or higher, grenade launchers, bayonets or camouflage uniforms.”

According to the website of the Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services’ Weapons page they have never offered either weapons or ammunition in cal. .50 or larger. They offer M-16A2 rifles, M-14 rifles and M-1911 pistols.

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Slate: “Preaching to the Choir”

Ah, well. I guess they can’t help it. Haters gotta hate.

I have to admit, though, ‘Religious tolerance’ has worked so well that Islamists have stopped killing and raping… haven’t they?

“ISIS’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, sounds like a Republican candidate for president.”

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The Republicans don’t just call the enemy Islamic. They criticize Clinton and Obama for preaching coexistence. At last weekend’s South Carolina Freedom Summit, they laughed off the Crusades and defended mockery of Islam. Carly Fiorina, a former Republican Senate nominee now running for president, demanded to know why Clinton has advocated “religious tolerance” and “the need to empathize with our enemies while Christians are being beheaded and crucified.”

Republicans who talk this way think they’re being tough. In reality, however, they’re aiding the enemy. They’re doing for ISIS what they did for al-Qaida: assisting its recruitment, social media, and political strategy. Rhetorically, ISIS and the GOP are in perfect harmony.”

From Slate

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Fox Confirms US Was Running Weapons From Benghazi To Syria

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Hillary Clinton said she did not know about the program while testifying under oath.
Here is the transcript:

Sen. Rand Paul: My question is, is the US involved in any procuring of weapons, transfer of weapons, buying, selling anyhow transferring weapons to Turkey out of Libya?

Hillary Clinton: To Turkey? I’ll have to take that question for the record. That’s, nobody’s ever raised that with me.

Sen. Rand Paul: It’s been in news reports that ships have been leaving from Libya and that they may have weapons. And what I’d like to know is, that annex that was close by, were they involved with procuring, buying, selling, obtaining weapons and were any of these weapons being transferred to other countries? ANy countries, Turkey included?

Hillary Clinton: Well, Senator you’ll have to direct that question to the agency that ran the annex. And, I will see what information was available.

Sen. Rand Paul: You’re saying you don’t know?

Hillary Clinton: I do not know. I don’t have any information on that.”

She lied under oath. It is not the first time. She is unfit to hold any office in the country.

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“What Stephanopoulis Still Hasn’t Disclosed”

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Yeah. He told us, under duress, that he has donated like $75 large to the Clinton Crime Cartel. But he hasn’t told us ‘The Rest Of The Story’. But Peter Schweitzer, the man who wrote ‘Clinton Cash’ is willing to tell us:

In his on air apology for this ethical mess, Stephanopoulos did not disclose that in 2006 he was a featured attendee and panel moderator at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI).

He did not disclose that in 2007, he was a featured attendee at the CGI annual meeting, a gathering also attended by several individuals I report on in Clinton Cash, including mega Clinton Foundation donors Lucas Lundin, Frank Giustra, Frank Holmes, and Carlos Slim — individuals whose involvement with the Clintons I assumed he had invited me on his program to discuss.

Stephanopoulos did not disclose that he was a 2008 panelist at the CGI annual meeting which, once again, featured individuals I report on in the book, such as billionaire Clinton Foundation foreign donor Denis O’Brien.

ABC’s most visible news employee did not disclose that in 2009, he served as a panel moderator at CGI’s annual meeting, nor did he disclose that in 2010 and 2011, he was an official CGI member.

Stephanopoulos did not disclose that in 2013 and 2014, he and Chelsea Clinton served as CGI contest judges for awards, in part, underwritten by Laureate International Universities — a for-profit education company I report on in the book. Bill Clinton was on its payroll until his recent resignation.”

Stephanopoulis gave not just money but his time – lots of it – and every shred of his integrity to the Clinton Cartel.

More at Powerline Blog

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Inspired By The Nutcracker… Heh

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More brilliance from the Earl of Taint

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Only Progressives Will Be Surprised By This

“Electricity Prices Soaring In Top Wind Power States”

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Bird Killers

The top ten states that have the highest percentage of their electricity produced by wind farms are, not surprisingly, the states with the biggest increases in electric rates. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the 10 states in which wind power accounts for the highest percentage of the state’s electricity generation are:

Iowa – 27%

South Dakota – 26

Kansas – 19

Idaho – 16

Minnesota – 16

North Dakota – 16

Oklahoma – 15

Colorado – 14

Oregon – 12

Wyoming – 8

The 2008-2013 price increases in the top 10 wind power states were:

Iowa – 16%

South Dakota – 25

Kansas – 26

Idaho – 34

Minnesota – 22

North Dakota – 23

Oklahoma – -2

Colorado – 14

Oregon – 16

Wyoming – 33

This is from Forbes

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