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That First Amendment is such a nuisance. The D-words in Congress are gnashing their teeth, rending their garments and, covering themselves in ashes over the latest Supreme Court decision. They don’t like losing governmental control when it comes to even the tiniest bit of loosening the reins they hold. As with everything they do, rules and regulations, most of the benefit goes to themselves and not the people. Americans who are tired of living under the jackboot of government are consistently told to shut up.

In his decision, Roberts writes “that the First Amendment ‘is designed and intended to remove governmental restraints’ from the arena of public discussion, putting the decision as to what views should be voiced largely into the hands of each of us.” For those lamenting the decision, that is precisely the problem.

The real “War on Women”,  alive and healthy in the US, brought to you by CAIR. Shut up they said……Ayaan Hirsi Ali is in the US because a fatwa was issued, much the same as Rushdie, and she has lived in fear for her life for speaking out against Sharia laws and the genital mutilation of girls. Shame on Brandeis for caving to a misogynistic political  cult.

“When Brandeis approached me with the offer of an honorary degree, I accepted partly because of the institution’s distinguished history; it was founded in 1948, in the wake of World War II and the Holocaust, as a co-educational, nonsectarian university at a time when many American universities still imposed rigid admission quotas on Jewish students. I assumed that Brandeis intended to honor me for my work as a defender of the rights of women against abuses that are often religious in origin. For over a decade, I have spoken out against such practices as female genital mutilation, so-called ‘honor killings,’ and applications of Sharia Law that justify such forms of domestic abuse as wife beating or child beating. Part of my work has been to question the role of Islam in legitimizing such abhorrent practices. So I was not surprised when my usual critics, notably the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), protested against my being honored in this way.

CAIR has done much the same with the ‘Honor Diaries’

Isn’t it sad that Obama uses women as props for political purposes? It’s even sadder so many women fall for the useless rhetoric. The feminist movement has turned into a dour old needy hag begging sugar daddy government to make them relevant again. Democrats are losing ground in the ‘war on women’

 Democratic senators suffered a defeat Wednesday when the Paycheck Fairness Act failed for a third time. The bill would have made it illegal for companies to retaliate against employees who discuss their pay and make it easier for women to sue employers for supposed wage discrimination.

Of course, just because it’s easier to sue, doesn’t mean it’s easier to win. Proving gender-based pay discrimination is next to impossible, so the bill would have been more of a boon to trial lawyers filing frivolous lawsuits than to any woman who was actually discriminated against.

A “gift” to trial lawyers due to their “gifts” to Dems. Pretty obvious isn’t it?

 

Mob rule by liberals with BO’s blessing. The Community Organizer-in-Chief has used the same tactics to terrorize and shut people up.

Last week brought a chilling reminder of how mercilessly some liberals will work to silence and marginalize people who hold views with which they disagree.

In case no one’s been watching, most of our worst government autocrats have an entirely different definition of citizenship than you or I. To them, citizenship is head-down, slow march, boot-licking obeisance to everything the autocrats proclaim; and never, ever question authority, rock the boat, or even ask the autocrats to explain.

To those autocrats, anyone who violates their “rules of good citizenship” must be silenced and then disposed of, normalized or otherwise rendered “harmless” by any available means.

 

They aren’t “migrants”, they are illegal aliens trying to jump the border and, want the Mexican government to help them.

A group of Honduran migrants who lost arms and legs falling from dangerous people trafficking trains have asked Mexico to allow them free passage to travel the U.S. border without documents.

About a dozen migrants say they petitioned the Mexican Senate earlier in the week, asking for the the government to stop persecuting Central Americans, protect them from criminal gangs, and help fund new shelters for them to stay in as they make their way towards the U.S.

If they hadn’t tried to jump the border they wouldn’t be missing their limbs. I am so at the end of feeling sorry for these people, they feel entitled to break the law. On top of that they want other people’s money to pay for hospices so they are comfortable while breaking the laws of two countries. Just can’t make this stuff up!

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Bits and Pieces

“In the end, history is not kind to those who would deny Americans their basic economic security. Nobody remembers well those who stand in the way of America’s progress or our people,” Obama said.

 

“Economic security”? With millions out of work or underemployed, what does BO think history will say about him? One of our kids had a history assignment. The question asked; Which three Presidents from 1960 to present day would you consider the best and why? The three names that stood out, JFK, Reagan, and W. Bush. If one puts the “D” and “R” aside, and the junk politics, it all boils down to the psychology of the Presidency. Those three stand out because in times of hardship they gave us courage, made us believe we were an exceptional and good people, united us behind common causes. Under them and their leadership we became better people. We believed in ourselves and our greatness without becoming smug and arrogant, and we flourished as a people. That is their legacy. They stood for progress and their people. She told me she didn’t think her history teacher likes BO very much. I told her most historians don’t, we know better.

BO thinks he is building a huge legacy, he isn’t. Our people are divided and dispirited under his faux leadership. When he isn’t lying, he busies himself creating conflict among the people. For some strange reason he seems to think this is a good thing. He has told minorities to “fight their enemies” which boils down to hating on white people. How hateful and sad for all of us, we aren’t “the enemy”.  He talks about immigration reform, but it’s just talk. He talks about “focusing” on job creation, but it’s just talk. He talks a lot about a lot of things, mostly negative, but it’s all talk. He talks so much and does so little. Not one thing has resulted in a positive outcome and his administration is scandal ridden. Does BO really think his “stinkburger” of a Presidency will be lauded? Probably, but he is wrong. The only thing he will be remembered for is being “the first black President”. If that is considered an accomplishment of his Presidency, it will only be a historical footnote. America is still not going to work, real unemployment is at 12.8%.  Obamacare has made it worse not better for all of us.

 

Charles Koch had a terrific article in the WSJ. I’m Fighting to Restore a Free Society

Instead of fostering a system that enables people to help themselves, America is now saddled with a system that destroys value, raises costs, hinders innovation and relegates millions of citizens to a life of poverty, dependency and hopelessness. This is what happens when elected officials believe that people’s lives are better run by politicians and regulators than by the people themselves. Those in power fail to see that more government means less liberty, and liberty is the essence of what it means to be American. Love of liberty is the American ideal.

If more businesses (and elected officials) were to embrace a vision of creating real value for people in a principled way, our nation would be far better off—not just today, but for generations to come. I’m dedicated to fighting for that vision. I’m convinced most Americans believe it’s worth fighting for, too.

Harry Reid has been attacking the Koch brothers from the Senate floor quite a bit lately. Maybe he should take another look at the money influencing his own party. Soros spends huge amounts of cash to manipulate domestic and foreign policy. If Reid really gave a damn about the “big money influence” in politics, he need look no further than George Soros.

Mr. Soros‘ Open Society Foundations have annual assets of more than $3.5 billion, a pool from which he can dole out grants to pet projects, according to 2011 tax returns, the most recent on file for his charitable organizations.

David and Charles Koch, the billionaire brothers who often are cited for their conservative influence, had $308 million tied up in their foundation and institute in 2011.

Finally the media gets something right….Networks Snub Obama On Primetime Health Care Address

White House officials sought valuable primetime air for a rare, impromptu Tuesday night address to tout the accomplishment of signing up more than 7 million people under the Affordable Care Act.  [snip]

Three sources familiar with the request confirmed the White House asked for the primetime slot in their effort both to emphasize a bright moment following the challenging roll out and, more important, to try to reintroduce the country to a law that remains unpopular.

He did his victory dance but, the disapproval rating is still at 65%. Celebrating the sign up of 7.1 million people is nothing to crow about. After all under his “affordable” plan 5 or 6 million have lost their health insurance.   A Catastrophe Like No Other

 

Losing talent to satisfy a “gay advocacy group” that the IRS leaked information to. What an ugly hateful bunch of people, both the gay advocacy group and the IRS. Another part of BO’s “legacy”.

While gay activists applauded the move, many in the technology community lamented the departure of Eich, who invented the programming language Javascript and co-founded Mozilla.

And, how did gay groups know Eich donated money to the Proposition 8 Campaign?
Because the Obama IRS leaked this information to a gay-advocacy group in 2012.
First Things reported, via The Tatler

The eight years of BO’s Presidency will be noted and the conclusion will not be one of “hope and change”.

Work is done

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March Madness

What is he talking about? That’s how I felt listening to BO go on and on in his Brussels speech.  While he did his Obama best, it fell flat. Hilarious: Only one person slow claps after Obama speaks in Netherlands

 

Condi Rice isn’t thrilled with BO either. Wish with all my heart she would run in 2016. She has the skills, the education, and the strength this country needs. She’s more than a little knowledgeable when it comes to foreign and domestic issues. Perfect R-word candidate. She nailed it

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice accused Barack Obama of dramatically weakening the United States’ position in the world, drawing a straight line between Obama’s ever-yielding foreign policy and the increasing troubles around the world.

“Right now, there’s a vacuum,” she told a crowd of more than two thousand attending the National Republican Congressional Committee’s annual dinner last night in Washington, D.C. “There’s a vacuum because we’ve decided to lower our voice. We’ve decided to step back. We’ve decided that if we step back and lower our voice, others will lead, other things will fill that vacuum.” Citing Bashar al Assad’s slaughter in Syria, Vladimir Putin’s aggression in Ukraine, al Qaeda’s triumphant return to Fallujah, Iraq, and China’s nationalist fervor, she concluded: “When America steps back and there is a vacuum, trouble will fill that vacuum.”

Rice – measured in tone, but very tough on substance – excoriated Obama administration policies without ever mentioning the president by name. She mocked the naïve hope that “international norms” would fill the vacuum left by U.S. retreat and blasted the president for hiding behind the weariness of the public….

March Madness continues with an ever growing list of FBI raids on Dems offices and homes.

http://weaselzippers.us/180915-nyc-dem-campaign-workers-charged-with-multiple-felonies-for-forging-signatures-on-ballot-petitions/

 

Democrats in California, New York, and North Carolina were targeted by the FBI on Wednesday. All are targets of unrelated federal investigations.

http://freebeacon.com/politics/fbi-targets-raids-democrats-across-country/

 

Dems now worried the ongoing arrests and charges might hamper their elections….ya think?

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/03/27/CA-Dems-Worried-Their-Corruption-Will-Benefit-GOP

 

Dingy Harry must have choked on this, totally busted involving nepotism and campaign fund irregularities. via Gateway Pundit

According to the Ralston Reports - On Dec. 4, 2012, nearly a year before Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid gave his granddaughter the nearly $17,000 for “holiday gifts,” his campaign gave Ryan Elisabeth Reid $9,000 for “gifts for supporters.”

More… In 2012 Reid helped out a Chinese solar firm that was represented by his son.

In December 2010 top democrats, including Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), helped a Chinese firm get stimulus cash for a wind farm. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his campaign received thousands of dollars in donations from the wind farm’s backers.

In 2012 Senate Majority leader Harry Reid personally pressured DHS on behalf of sons casino project.

UPDATE: “On Wednesday, Nevada political reporter Jon Ralston discovered that Reid’s campaign had paid out an additional $14,000 to Ryan Elisabeth Reid’s jewelry company for “holiday gifts” for staff and campaign donors.” (Adam O’Neal, “Reid to Reimburse Campaign $31,000 Paid to Kin for Gifts,” Real Clear Politics, 3/27/14)

But, that’s not all. via Hot Air

His granddaughter has also received financial support for her fledgling New York theater company from two Nevada-based foundations that typically prohibit donations to organizations outside of their service areas. The foundations belong to gaming and energy companies that have also donated to the lawmaker.

Ryan Elisabeth, in her early 20s and a recent college graduate, describes herself as a “performing arts professional.” In addition to her jewelry company — which is not mentioned on her LinkedIn profile — she also works as an assistant at the Tim Bavington Studio in Las Vegas and as artistic director at Sprat Theatre Company in Brooklyn, N.Y. Donations to the latter organization, which she founded, may raise some eyebrows

 

Bo met with the Pope. He didn’t make eye contact with anyone, reporters included, after his one on one with Francis and the Secretary of State for the Vatican. He actually looked somewhat chastised and humbled. Maybe he got an inkling of what greatness and strength really are in the real world. BO said they spoke about “income inequality”, the Pope’s office said they spoke about “religious liberty”. Were they at the same meeting? Since we know what an out and out liar BO is, my money is on the Pope’s version.

Is it a surprise Bo’s disapproval stands at 59%? “Obama gets lowest marks for his handling of the federal budget, immigration and the economy. Support for Obama’s education policies, which had been a strong point, dipped into negative territory this month, too.”

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2590495/Poll-Ukraine-crisis-hurts-Obama-approval-ratings.html#ixzz2xEH0nGOB

 

MO hasn’t been left out of the madness…the tell-alls are starting to surface. “The Worst Wing”

Staffers complained about mixed signals, and how the lack of a clear chain of command leads to empty voids resulting in a mess of too many people focusing on the minute details of projects while other larger-picture goals get left by the wayside.

‘There’s no barometer: The first lady having the wrong pencil skirt on Monday is just as big of a f***-up as someone speaking on the record when they didn’t mean to or a policy initiative that completely failed,’ one anonymous former aide said.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2590711/Ex-White-House-press-aide-dubs-Michelle-Obamas-office-WORST-Wing.html#ixzz2xEKEt19F
 

Man Child Abroad

Causing havoc, now being served ultimatums. What is waiting for him in Riyadh is pretty ugly. From the Debkafile

Arab leaders whose summit begins in Kuwait Tuesday, March 25, are set to carry hard-line ultimatums for the US-sponsored Palestinian-Israeli negotiations as a means of derailing US Secretary of State John Kerry’s stubborn effort for a peace accord, and as a red flag for President Barack Obama three days before he lands in Riyadh.. [snip]

The radical stance the Arab rulers have adopted on Mid East peacemaking is designed to warn the US president to expect a hard time in his talks with Saudi leaders in Riyadh. A large group of Arab nations – Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE, Bahrain and Kuwait – is telling him through the vehicle of a hard line on Mid East peacemaking that they can be just as unyielding on other issues, starting with their vendetta against the Brotherhood.

That vendetta tops their agenda, although it is worded as a draft resolution calling for “a collective Arab position in the war on terror.” It was rated as important enough for the conference to choose Egypt’s interim president Adly Mansour to address the opening session of the conference with a speech devoted to the subject of “terrorism.”

And indeed, Sunday, March 23, just ahead of the Arab League summit, an Egyptian court sentenced 529 Muslim Brotherhood adherents to death for attacking government centers and killing soldiers and police officers.

BO’s backing of the Muslim Brotherhood was one of the dumbest pieces of foreign policy to date. He really has pushed the wrong buttons and this is the result. Kerry is as welcome as typhoid in the ME, BO too.

Another key item on the summit agenda revolves around the same issue. It is the campaign the same group of Arab leaders is waging against Qatar over its support for the Brotherhood. The Saudi, Egyptian, UAE, Bahraini and Kuwaiti governments have recalled their ambassadors from Doha; and Riyadh has threatened Qatar with a military, land and air blockade unless it withdraws this support and shuts down the Al Jazeera TV broadcasting station.

Remember NASA? Now on a mission to do that “Muslim outreach” thing. Well, little birdies, we have just signed a contract to pay Russia $71 million for a one-way ride to the space station. This fantasmagorical contract is for three years. Remember how proud all of us were of the National Aeronautic and Space Administration? Now think about how embarrassing it is to have to hitch a ride from Russia….another massive Obama failure. Oh, and we, the taxpayers are spending millions to rehab mosques all over the world. What a grand design BO has given us, helping out the very people who hate us and want us dead. Talk about cognitive dissonance..that is Obama in a nutshell.  When there is a discrepancy between beliefs and behaviors, something must change in order to eliminate or reduce the dissonance.

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Our Lady of Perpetual Travel shows her very special skill set

Not to be outdone by those Chinese students, MO decided to show how incredibly superior her physical acumen is to those of the Chinese.

MO jump rope Just look at the admiration the Chinese students are displaying for the divine Lady M.

Other family members were thrilled to visit the Great Wall and reflect on its significant history.

MO great wall 2

M-O-M (mother of Mo) and the juvenile WONS are less than thrilled to be there. After all it is just a pile of rocks and, those pesky Chinese want to ruin their shopping by insisting on an itinerary.

Speaking to students at Peking University MO reminded them of their “universal rights”, “freedom of information expression and belief”.  She really should be lecturing her hubby who has zero belief in any of that tired old First Amendment thing. She also didn’t mention how BO threatens people with the IRS if they speak out  in disagreement with his domestic or foreign policies.

Disregarding the fact that, if the 200 students in attendance rose up and demanded what Michelle said was rightfully theirs, it could potentially cost them their lives, the first lady told them: “When it comes to expressing yourself freely, and worshipping as you choose, and having open access to information — we believe those are universal rights that are the birthright of every person on this planet.”

Did Michelle forget for a second that she’s vacationing in communist China? Or is provoking discontent just standard Obama protocol?  Because while preaching the exact opposite of what they practice themselves, the meddlesome Obamas travel the world poking their fingers into places they don’t belong.

Just think, BO has enabled at least three civil wars, (Libya, Syria, Egypt) by his meddling and, almost caused a fourth in the Honduras. Not one past Preezy has that accomplishment under his belt. Community agitators on a global scale, isn’t that awesome.

As MO runs around China touting “universal rights” and the “free flow of information”, she seems to forget the US press was banned from her trip.

Meanwhile, the first lady’s camp has kept the press away from her vacation, a potential public relations misstep.

“You see that this administration is tone deaf when it comes to politics. They do not understand the political sentiment,” Whalen said. “It seems like it’s one disaster after another when it comes to PR. You don’t want to do this right now.”

Others believe critics will slam the first lady for overstepping her authority.

It’s definitely not a PR misstep, it is hypocritical to the nth degree.

UPDATE: The Circus comes to town

MOM (mother of Mo) must have been tired from that long flight but, did she have to run around in a duster?

MO and Co

Don’t they look happy to be in China for this remarkable taxpayer funded not-really-a-vacation photo? But, there is trouble in paradise…..

Beijing hotel workers already ‘fed up’ with Obama entourage in 3400-square-foot, $8,350-per-night suite inconveniencing ‘pretty much everyone’ – and the first lady’s mother is ‘barking at the staff’

  • Michelle Obama, her daughters and her mother Marian Robinson are staying in a sumptuous presidential suite at a Beijing Westin hotel
  • Mrs. Robinson has been ‘barking  at the staff since she arrived,’ a hotel staffer said, adding that ‘we  can’t wait for this to be over’
  • Secret Service agents are monopolizing elevators and booting high-paying guests from their rooms to occupy a block of space near the first lady
  • Both front and back doors of the hotel are blocked off, with Chinese and U.S. security agents screening everyone who enters
  • Ordinary Chinese describe Mrs. Obama and her family as kind and gracious, but hotel staff are ‘fed up’

China is already “claiming victory” in the ultimate fashion face off.

As photographs and television footage began to emerge of Mrs Peng and Mrs   Obama touring the Chinese capital, the country’s online forums were quick to   claim victory in the “battle of the First Ladies”.

“Our First Lady is so graceful and elegant, leaving Michelle far behind,” said   one critic. “We have won this time,” remarked another. “Ours is more refined   and eye-catching,” said a third.

There was praise for Mrs Peng’s belted trouser suit, with flashes of crimson   at her neckline to match her red earrings and clutch, but some questioned   whether her high heels were sensible enough for the cobbles of the Forbidden   City. But without them, Mrs Obama would have towered over her.

Stay tuned for more on Our Lady of Perpetual Travel adventures in China. Updating as she MOOves along on her “apology tour”. This trip is supposed to make up for MO snubbing the Chinese First Lady (who actually is a lady) when Xi Jinping and his wife visited the US.

LOL funny from the People’s Cube

Michelle_Eat_China_Hieroglyphs

FLATUS is taking Satchmo and Malaria (the royal offspring) and Grandma out for
Chinese. Unlike the unwashed commoners, she will travel with the usual entourage
of dog washers, strap hangers, three jets, and the usual “U.S. Taxpayer’s
Platinum Card”, so that the cost of her enjoyment may be
distributed across the paychecks of all over whom she
rules.

Malaysian pilots familiar with the airspace have been
contracted…

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Our Lady of Perpetual Travel

MO is off to China on a “cultural” adventure. No press are traveling with her (total blackout?)

First Lady Michelle Obama will be accompanied by her children and her mother on her trip to China, which begins today. But she won’t be accompanied by the press.

Of course she is being defended mightily by White House sycophants

The White House is defending the first lady bringing her family along for the ride by saying ‘it’s what the Chinese would want’

How do they know what the Chinese want? None of those idiots have gotten anything right since they’ve been there.

Isn’t it convenient this “cultural” trip to China coincides with her kids spring break? What a coincidence!

News you won’t be hearing about Michelle Obama’s China junket

MOOCH won’t be meeting with any human rights activists while in China. Instead she will use that incredibly awesome “charm offensive” she is so well known for, hanging out with the ultra fabulous Chinese first lady

First Lady Michelle Obama will not meet with human rights activists during her upcoming trip to China, according to White House officials, focusing instead on gauzy, feel-good kids issues that should be PR gold for the oppressive Chinese leadership.

Does anyone actually believe this is anything but a taxpayer funded vacation? An excursion that would never be made if they were private citizens and had to pay for it themselves.

And although she will make a few speeches with reporters in the room, the picture is largely one of an expensive, taxpayer-funded tourism exercise for Mrs. Obama, her two daughters, and her mother – not the official trip the White House has projected.

Reporters are so upset…if their lips weren’t so firmly glued the media would have seen this coming. Maybe they should stop falling all over themselves and, stop treating BO and Co like they are royalty and just do their job.

“The nature of her visit is really quite different,” deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters ahead of the trip. “What the first lady really brings is the power of her own story, the power of American values.”

The White House also announced that Mrs. Obama wouldn’t field any questions from journalists she encountered in Beijing, which rankled some members of the press and the private sector, given her trip — complete with an entourage of about 70 — was still being paid for with tax dollars.

I hope the Chinese don’t believe the “power of her story”. That whole “I was born as a poor black child” narrative is mostly false. Her main problem is the chip on her shoulder in spite of all the entitlement she received. Telling the Chinese children they too can be just like her is laughable. All this is a Look-At-Me vacation paid for by taxpayers. As for her “soft diplomacy”,  As one commenter said, “Makes as much sense as Dennis Rodman  as (a)embassador to North Korea”

MO china

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ushome/index.html

http://p.washingtontimes.com/multimedia/collection/michelle-obama-and-daughters-visit-china/?page=3

From WaPO….here we have MO disembarking as she “travels in style”, they’re now calling this excellent adventure a “visit”. Note the happy faces and the signature smirk on MO’s face.

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Connection fail – 404 error

That sums up the Obama Presidency! Connection fail on Obamacare and silent resistance to accepting government as the provider is on the rise. Even the previously uninsured don’t want to participate. We’ve been told 5 million have signed on,  that’s what is known in Obamaland as success. If that is success, what do they consider a major failure? All the “changes” made to Obamacare still leave little “hope” it will be successful.

When BO said the Constitution was full of negatives about what government is not allowed to do to you but, nothing about what government can do for you, it was a wake up call. He forgot to mention what his government was going to do to you which turns out to be a whole lot of harm. His type of draconian government has become a detriment to free people throughout the world. Does anyone remember how he treated the Hondurans when, following their Constitution, they managed to get rid of a dictator-for-life? BO demanded they re-install him or have their aid cut off.  He supports the Muslim Brotherhood to the detriment of Egypt, supports the Palestinian goal of domination over Israel, lacks the courage or will to step up on Syria and Iran and plays appeasement politics. He has turned the US Presidency into a weak toothless tiger. All of our allies see it and know how feckless and impotent he really is as CIC. American might made the world a safer place for everyone

Secretary of State John Kerry mumbled that Putin was guilty of 19th century behavior in the 21st century, but it’s actually Kerry who is guilty of 19th century behavior. President Woodrow Wilson had lived through the Civil War. His father had owned slaves. Lord Balfour’s godfather was the Iron Duke who had defeated Napoleon. Georges Clemenceau narrowly avoided being locked up by Napoleon III.

The League of Nations was the successor to a 19th century organization and the men who conceived it and built it had largely been born in the 1850s and 60s. They weren’t 20th century men building a better world, but 19th century men inflicting ideas that were already outdated on the modern world.

Their ideas didn’t work then and they don’t work now.

The bewildered responses to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine are a naïve piece of theater that should have been retired in the 19th century, but somehow endures into the 21st as the lovers of peace insist on guaranteeing an end to aggression based on worthless pieces of paper that they have no intention of defending by armed force and then act surprised when their bluff is called and they frantically scramble to convince their own people that peace has been secured for our time.

Alexander Cadogan’s blunt statement remains relevant today. The Pax Americana is over. We have been living on bluff and Putin called it. [snip]

American might allowed the advocates of international law to live in an imaginary world in which their doctrines and documents actually matter. And now that they have finally succeeded in tearing down American strength and ushering in a post-American world, their own world will end.

I’ve said it before and will say it again, Romney was right.

Romney’s Vindication Is Complete

There were signs that the media had begun to figure out that they’d been had–that the Obama White House talking points they were parroting were making them look ridiculous. As Russia took center stage on world affairs in recent months, Romney began receiving respectful hearings on liberal cable news outlets and a refrain of “Romney was right” could be heard bouncing around among the left. Now Vice President Joe Biden is visiting Poland on his own reassurance tour and Romney has taken to the pages of the Wall Street Journal to describe the strategic and diplomatic failures that led to this point. This morning, the New York Times’s Mark Landler tweeted:

Sitting in Warsaw reading Mitt Romney on POTUS: I think we can all agree the 80′s got its foreign policy back.

Romney’s op-ed in the Journal is being discussed as a classic “I told you so,” but Romney’s far too polite to say it. It’s also not necessary. Nonetheless, he certainly does criticize Obama’s leadership, noting that each time a potential crisis turns into an actual crisis, the president throws up his hands and defensively demands just what he’s supposed to do about it

Transparency in the age of Obama has come to a screeching halt. The reason?

‘Most transparent’ White House ever rewrote the FOIA to suppress politically sensitive docs

It’s Sunshine Week, so perhaps some enterprising White House reporter will ask press secretary Jay Carney why President Obama rewrote the Freedom of Information Act without telling the rest of America.

The rewrite came in an April 15, 2009, memo from then-White House Counsel Greg Craig instructing the executive branch to let White House officials review any documents sought by FOIA requestors that involved “White House equities.”

As with most Americans I really wanted to be able to support our President and his endeavors but, it’s impossible. We have definitely not become a better society, a stronger undivided nation, or an economic powerhouse under BO. It’s more like being trapped in a cult, which there is no escape from, led by a passive/aggressive personality that would rather see everything destroyed than admit he was wrong on so many levels.

Name the Hypocrites

Seeing things in perspective;

Democrat brats forget, we don’t…..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Zr3HuRZFbfk

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/house-dems-turn-out-the-lights-but-gop-keeps-talking/

Has anyone else noticed when Preezy gets in a tough spot he runs away? Mostly on vacations..

President Barack Obama, the hardest working man in show business, is planning a family weekend vacation in south Florida this Thursday.

May as well go to FL, that’s where MOOCH was anyway “doing god’s work”. Small ‘g’ because she is referring to BO.

In Miami, the first lady, dressed in a black patterned wrap-style dress, spoke to nearly a dozen enrollees and application counselors individually, high-fiving some for getting insurance, asking how long the process took (about 20 minutes for individuals and up to 45 minutes for a family). She encouraged counselors to stay busy and enroll as many people as possible.

“You’re changing lives. You realize that. … Keep it up,” she said, affectionately squeezing counselor Suze Diogene’s shoulder.

Before leaving, the first lady reflected on her time serving on the board of a community health center in Chicago, where she said she saw firsthand how primary care “can make a difference in the life of a community and a family.”

“These places are not easy places to run, but you are doing God’s work.”

This really ticks me off. Did they take all these vacations BEFORE BO was elected? How many vacations did they spend in Aspen, Florida, Hawaii, Martha’s Vineyard and all the others before he was Preezy? Did MOOCH go on safari, take a vacation in Spain or any other country before she “came into office” (quote Val-Jays words to Bill O’Reilly while being interviewed). When did anyone, right or left, vote MOOCH into office? Is she now the “c0-preezy” like Hill-Babe?

MOOCH is becoming the White House Ambassador to the world….love those pretend trips she takes to enlighten the world which turn out to be “family” vacations. Are the kids and granny going as ‘professionals’ in Chinese history or educational pros? Maybe they can teach those Chinese people a thing or two about dieting and Moooving and, how to educate their children. Mooch to China

Mrs. Obama will visit Beijing for four days and will meet with Madame Peng, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping. The trip will take place from March 19 through March 26.
She will be accompanied by her mother, Marian Robinson, and daughters Sasha and Malia. While they’re in Asia, President Obama will be on a trip of his own that takes him to Europe and Saudi Arabia.
The White House said that, as with Mrs. Obama’s previous trips to Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America, she “will be focusing on the power and importance of education, both in her own life and in the lives of young people in both countries.”
Mrs. Obama also will visit important historical and cultural sites in China, and will share with students in the U.S. the stories of the students she meets in China, “as well as interesting facts about China’s history and culture – emphasizing the importance of students learning from one another globally,” the White House said.
The first lady will visit a high school and university in Beijing, and later visit a high school in the city of Chengdu.
In preparation for the trip, Mrs. Obama will visit the Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School, a Chinese-immersion elementary school in Washington, on Tuesday. At that event, Mrs. Obama will encourage students around the U.S. to follow her trip.
Get that? “Follow her trip”. Most will have to “follow her trip” since her husband is so busy mucking up the economy no one else will be able to afford a trip to China.

The president will not be joining his family on what will be the first lady’s first visit to the Asian economic powerhouse.

In an announcement Monday on the White House blog, the first lady says a China visit is important because it is the most populous country in the world, with more than 1.3 billion people, and is an important world actor.

OH PLEEEZ!  What the hell does China’s importance have to do with MO and her kids? Not a damn thing. She really is a MOOCH!

The president’s pricey travels have become so controversial that Judicial Watch was forced to sue the Secret Service and Defense Department to get them to turn over records on the amount of taxpayer money used to fly the First Family all over the world – in many cases for vacations or fundraisers – over the last two years of his administration.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2572615/Michelle-Obama-plans-pricey-trip-China-First-Family-criticized-spending-hundreds-millions-dollars-traveling-taxpayers-dime.html#ixzz2vP1IVQ00

MO-Bey?   MO Bey
Another thrilling moment for Beyoncé, MOOCH tagging her ‘look’.  Love the extensions but, they are much too visible at the part in her hair.
 Will we see MOOCH on stage?  You bet we will….again.  http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2014/02/27/parks-and-recreation-season-finale-to-feature-michelle-Obama.
Yes, BO is to blame for the mess in Ukraine, right along with some other members of Congress. He’s a liar if he says he isn’t…left Ukraine helpless to defend itself.
  • Obama traveled to Ukraine with Sen. Dick Lugar in 2005 just seven months after he became a senator, touring surplus weapons stockpiles
  • Most of the small arms and ammunition were left over when Soviets withdrew from Eastern bloc nations, and later dumped in Ukraine 
  • The two senators secured U.S. funding to help destroy the weapons instead of leaving them intact
  • Ukraine exported more than 700,000 small arms in 2004-2007, including 101,000 each to Libya and the UK, and 260,000 to the U.S.
  • But most of the ammunition stockpiles – crucial for keeping a standing army battle-ready – were destroyed
  • Ukraine is in a staring match with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has designs on recapturing portions of the former Soviet nation
  • After a stopover in London, the senators returned to Washington and declared that the U.S. should devote funds to speed up the destruction of more than 400,000 small arms, 1,000 anti-aircraft missiles, and more than 15,000 tons of ammunition.

Wasn’t that nice of him to leave them helpless against Putin? Talk about “flexibility”.  Putin says “the West” has inspired all of the mess in Ukraine….well, we know BO was part of Putin’s inspiration to invade that country. Now, he wants to decimate the defense budget and our military, just like he wanted in the Ukraine. Does anyone really believe this will turn out well? Just can’t make this stuff up….

“Uncontested Arrival”

If Putin isn’t stopped and doesn’t remove his “uncontested arrival” in the Ukraine, other Eastern European countries are also in danger. He will not stop there. Obama’s “flexibility” after the 2012 election ends. Time to be inflexible and step all over Putin and his accomplices. No negotiations, pay the price, make the oligarchs shriek with economic pain. Western nations begin cutting economic ties with Russia over Ukraine

 Russian stock markets Monday crashed almost 10 percent and the ruble plunged to historic lows in value against the dollar and euro, as alarm grew over the potentially disastrous economic consequences of military intervention in Ukraine.

Russia’s central bank hiked its main interest rate in an emergency move to stem capital flight and the losses for the ruble, amid what risks becoming at least Russia’s worst economic crisis since 2009. …

Obama emboldened Putin by backing down on the missile defense system in Poland and Czechoslovakia so Hill-babe could have that “re-set photo-op. Putin playing chess, Obama playing marbles

 I think it’s really the naive position on the National Security Council and the president’s advisors that if we just keep giving things to Russia, they’ll finally wake up and say, boy, the United States isn’t all that bad. That is completely missing the motivations of why Russia does what Russia does. And, again, they have an interest in expanding their buffer zones by influence — I don’t think by Russian occupation — but by influence in cases like the Crimea, I think Moldova next, and other places that it’s in their interest to continue to push out that buffer zone. And, by the way, the big one that started this was the absolute retreat on our missile defense system in Poland and Czechoslovakia. It caused huge problems for our allies and emboldened the Russians, and it really has been a downhill slide.

Every single thing BO touches turns out badly for someone. Every. Single. Thing.  Magical thinking on foreign policy, BO walked right into it

Michael Singh, a former national security staffer, wrote in the Washington Post that the administration chose not to see a whole series of oncoming freight trains.

In Venezuela … in Syria … in Ukraine …” the administration ignored the obvious signs of trouble. “What contingency planning would have counseled, was … taking early, proactive steps to head off crises. In each case, the chosen policy has seemed designed to minimize risk and cost in the short run — but at the expense of greater costs in the long run. We have stood by as crises have deepened and problems grown harder to solve, and our prestige has waned accordingly.

To see it coming would have invalidated the fundamental premise of Obama’s foreign policy: that the train line was unobstructed; that he could talk to people he now knows he can’t talk to. For a while the deal making seemed too almost too good to be true and Obama marketed his “opportunities” and “investments” with almost evangelical zeal.  Even now Obama plans to tell Benjamin Netanyahu that time is running out for Israel to make a deal with the Palestinians.  One of those magic deals Kerry’s negotiated, like the one with Syria. He is figuring to tell the Israeli prime minister he had better buy now while supplies last or miss the deal of the century, the deal of a lifetime!  Maybe he even plans to exhibit all the notices he’s received from his “partners for peace” about how close he is to grabbing the Big Brass Ring.

It’s almost too sad to watch.  As the Washington Post editorial board just headlined, “President Obama’s foreign policy is based on fantasy”. And that’s a verbatim quote.

“Hope and Change” is not a good political philosophy. While some may argue about Putin’s mental stability, and they are, it’s always been his mindset. He is old school KGB. That tells us all we need to know. The greatest tragedy for Putin was the break-up of the Soviet Union, and he wants it back. Putin, unlike BO, is playing the long game….BO is just playing.

 

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