An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
New U.S. Immigration Policy Welcomes Terrorists
UPDATE: The German family has since been given an indefinite extension so they will be able to stay. Apparently, the outrage from WE, The People got a few folks nervous up there in the so called Justice Department.
…those yahoos up in D.C.! I really do wish they’d have Publius teach them their duties according to the U.S. Constitution. Apparently, they are utterly clueless!
Here ya go…a simple .pdf “flow chart”! Makes it quite easy, don’cha think?
Reader Joe sent this list in. It’s in response to this Ann Althouse post on the indictment of Dinesh D’Souza.
I am not a rocket scientist, but there seems to be some kind of pattern here…maybe you can tell me what it is… (includes items from Ace’s co-blogger Maetenloch)
1. IRS Targets Conservative groups - IRS auditor reaffirms that conservatives, not liberals, were targeted
2. IRS Scandal – FBI Closes Case - Obama FBI Closed Case on IRS Targeting Scandal Before Interviewing Single One of 292 Targeted Groups (Video)
3. IRS Harassed Sarah Palin’s Dad - Revealed: Obama’s IRS Harassed Sarah Palin’s Dad Six Times Since 2008
4. Federal Court Indicts Director of Anti-Obama Film – It Begins… Director of Anti-Obama Film “2016: Obama’s America” Indicted by Federal Court
5. New York Governor’s Dept of Labor Subpoenas James O’Keefe, Project Veritas - NY Governor Cuomo Subpoenas Conservative Activist James O’Keefe
This is starting to make Nixon look like a walk in the park…
Here is one more fact. In 2012, Obama’s campaign deliberately disabled safeguards on its website, allowing it to collect illegal foreign donations. It did accept illegal foreign donations; to what extent is unknown. Those donations, and the campaign staff who disabled the safeguards, were never investigated or prosecuted. The media never showed much interest in investigating, either.
Both highly critical and bipartisan, a Senate report declared Wednesday that the deadly assault on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, could have been prevented. The account spreads blame among the State Department, the military and U.S. intelligence for missing what now seem like obvious warning signs.
Will anyone suffer the consequence? Of course not! I can hear the “we were only following orders” defense resonating! No one will be held responsible because no Democrat, or their appointees are ever responsible for their own actions!
Deputy Transportation Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) fired back at US pressure Wednesday, maintaining that there should have been no need for Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon to apologize for his harsh criticism of US Secretary of State John Kerry, in which Ya’alon referred to Kerry as “obsessive and messianic” in his quest to force a deal between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA).
I agree with her! One should NEVER apologize for speaking the truth!!
“I congratulate the Defense Minister on his courage; what he said was right.” Hotovely stated, in an interview with Arutz Sheva. “The American stance is disconnected from the reality of the situation in the Middle East. They are trying to force a solution on us which is unacceptable to most members of the [ruling party] Likud.”
Indeed, he was right! This administration is either willfully ignorant, or as Obama stated in his phony book, he’s taking a stand with the terrorists….er….Muslims. Well, as far as I’m concerned, they are the same thing. Interchangeable words, IMHO.
Hotovely notes what many Israelis feel: that it is inconceivable that one sovereign state should be subject to the whims of another state.
It’s not just the Israelis who feel this way. A lot of Americans are in agreement, and you can include me in that number!
Ya’alon was quoted as saying that “Secretary of State John Kerry – who came here very determined, and operates based upon an unfathomable obsession and a messianic feeling – cannot teach me anything about the Palestinians.”
“I live and breathe the conflict with the Palestinians, I know what they think, what they want and what they really mean,” he continued. “The American security plan that was presented to us is not worth the paper it was written on.””
Nothing that bunch in D.C. does is worth the paper it is written on! It’s not just Kerry who is ‘messianic’. The whole damn administration suffers under the delusion they are the ‘saviors’ of the world, and have all the answers to life’s questions! Pfft!
The US responded with shock Tuesday, calling the remarks “offensive” and “inappropriate.” Ya’alon responded Tuesday to the US with more criticism, stating that the US knows that the source of instability in the Middle East is not the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Shock? Seriously? Well, that just tells ya just how little they know about the issues that face Israel on a day to day basis. If the so called Palestinians occupying Israel’s land weren’t getting money and arms from muslim countries, there would be little to no ‘conflict’. They’d curl up and die since they are incapable of doing anything to support themselves. Instead of teaching their children to make the desert bloom, as the Israelis have done, they teach them to hate, and blame everyone else, Jews AND Christians, for their plight. Damn! Sounds like Obama, doesn’t it…blaming everyone but himself. Hmmm….
He called on Israel “not to panic and give in to these [statements] and other intimidation, because this (standing up for oneself) is the only way to protect the security of Israel.”
Israel has a RIGHT to defend herself. The U.S. has NO RIGHT to demand a damn thing!
Ya’alon later apologized for the remarks, stating that he had no intention of “offending” Kerry. The apology itself has garnered a backlash, as many see the statements as yet another bow to US pressure.
I hate to say it, but that apology makes Ya’alon sound weak. Israelis are not weak. They, basically, are the strongest people I’ve ever met, facing insurmountable odds, creating a paradise out of a dung heap. Amazing!
And who cares if Kerry is offended? Not me! What this (and yes, previous) administration is doing is offensive! Just imagine the backlash if a foreign power came over here and told US what we can, and cannot, do….where we could build our homes, etc. Imagine, every day, you have to fight for your very existence. Imagine being surrounded by animals who want to shove you into the ocean, wipe you off the map, murder your family, destroy your home. Just think about it!
Kerry is offended? Kerry is offensive!
…and when did they know it? This is the question that needs to be answered.
Lying to Congress, and the American people, started impeachment proceedings against Richard Nixon. The man was paranoid, and attempted to cover up, not his involvement in Watergate, but a number of other issues that his political enemies, on both sides of the aisle found appalling. The abuse of power was overwhelming, and while Nixon may not have had knowledge of the act itself, his attempt to cover up a minor action by his staff was, by anyone’s standards, a SERIOUS abuse of executive power. Nixon had the decency to resign. His resignation showed a greater concern for the nation than for himself, and quite a bit of class if ya ask me.
So, now we have a sitting president who has done nothing but lie on a regular basis, yet no one does a damn thing? Excuse me, but what country is this? Is it the one that was based on Judeo-Christian values, and LAWS? Or, is it a poor copy of a socialist nation, where the dictator can do what he damn well pleases, where the legislative and judicial branches turn a blind eye?
Of all the scandals, the lies, the abuse of power, that has been prevalent in this administration, in my opinion, the death of four Americans should be at the top of the list for impeachment proceedings. Our civil liberties are being whittled away, but there are still dead Americans we must never forget!
A few days ago, Rep Trey Gowdy (R-SC) talked to Greta van Susteren:
After 16 months of waiting for the truth, we are getting dribs and drabs. What we DO know is that the president, and his minions, blamed an Egyptian Copt who made a video depicting the pedophile prophet as….well…a murderous pedophile prophet. It was a poorly made video, and no one would have ever even heard of it if it hadn’t been for this administration. We now have a few transcripts of previously classified hearings, which you can find here.
I don’t know about you, but I’m really tired of being lied to. I’m not so blind, unlike the droolers, that I can’t see male bovine excrement when it’s right in front of me! Everyone with half a brain KNEW this was a terrorist attack…a PLANNED terrorist attack. And yes, I do blame the religion that spawns such evil, just the same as I blame the Church for the Inquisition! The difference being, the Bible does not tell us to murder in the name of God, whereas the Quran states that murder in the name of allah is just honky dory!
Obama has neither the decency, nor the class, to resign.
In May, 2008, 1Lt. Michael Behenna found himself in Afghanistan interrogating a terrorist who had killed two of his soldiers. Suddenly, the terrorist lunged for Lt. Behenna’s pistol. Fortunately Lt. Behenna’s reflexes were faster than the terrorist’s and he was able to fire a bullet into his chest and head, killing him. By any measure it was good shooting.
When someone attacks you, you have the right…nay…the DUTY to protect yourself!
But Lt. Behenna was charged by the Army with premeditated murder and found guilty of doing what he had been trained to do – kill terrorists. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison. The seven men who found him guilty are non-infantry officers. That means their combat experience is limited and they haven’t had to stare death in the face where the fastest and most accurate shooter lives.
No one who has never served in combat, especially in today’s combat, should EVER be allowed the actions of such a hero! EVER!! Those seven men are guilty of more than just stupidity!
There is no such thing as being guilty of the premeditated murder of an Islamic terrorist. The deaths of all terrorists merit premeditation. And Lt. Behenna merits a presidential pardon, but that won’t happen. Writing in his memoire, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates says that President Obama is distrustful of America’s military officers so he would have no reason to believe that Lt. Behenna acted appropriately.
Terrorist constantly murder innocents, and it’s ALWAYS premeditated. They PLAN the murders. How can anyone say otherwise? All should be lined up and shot. No trial needed. Guilt is already proven by their actions!
Similarly, Lt. Col. Matthew Dooley, a highly decorated combat commander, was reassigned from Afghanistan back to the US to teach a course entitled “Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism” at the US Joint Forces Staff College. The curriculum Lt. Col. Dooley was assigned to teach was approved many years ago, but for some reason did not come to the attention of Muslim special interest groups until Lt. Col. Dooley arrived. Fifty-Seven Muslim organizations signed a letter to the Department of Defense demanding that training materials offensive to them be purged and instructors disciplined.
Muslims don’t like the truth. They lie on a regular basis, and whine when their lies are not believed. I don’t give a rat’s ass if they are offended by the truth. Perhaps it’s time to eject them from our nation, and screw the PC BS!
Sun Tzu said to know your enemy. Well, we know him. He’s a brutal animal, with no conscience. You fight a war to win. Screw the hearts and minds. Demand respect! With a commander in chief that sides with the enemy, no war will ever be won. Persecuting those who fight the wars will lose the warriors. But that’s his intent, isn’t it. To totally decimate the military? Perhaps he should remember, not all warriors are in uniform.
When the media, that is suppose to investigate and report the TRUTH, is the lapdog of the administration!
A lawyer representing dozens of Tea Party groups said Friday that only a few of his clients have been approached by federal investigators over the IRS targeting scandal, in the latest complaint about the slow pace of the probe eight months after the original admission.
Concerns continue to mount that the government is slow-walking its investigation into unfair practices by the IRS. The latest complaint comes a day after lawmakers revealed that the individual leading the Justice Department probe is a political supporter of President Obama.
Is anyone surprised? Does anyone actually believe anything will be done to resolved this issue? I sure don’t! As long as Obama is in office, the abuse of power, and our citizens will continue!
Benghazi, and the death of four Americans, the NSA, Fast & Furious, the IRS, the lavish spending…these are just a few of the many scandals that have plagued our nation during the reign of King Barack. Does the media investigate these stories? NO! Of course not! And that is also a scandal!
Just when are the people of this country going to shout “ENOUGH!”, become quite furious and very fast in taking our nation back? When are our elected officials, those we put into office, going to put a stop to the abuse of American citizens? This is not a left or right issue. This is about right and wrong!
Most Israelis view America as a diminishing ally for two reasons:
- The Obama Administration is viewed as overtly hostile toward the Jewish state, a perception only enhanced by Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent remarks that Israeli concerns over Iran’s nuclear deal were secondary to America’s agenda; and
- Washington’s failure to correctly gauge the “Arab Spring,” punish the Assad regime for using chemical weapons against Syrians, and leverage economic sanctions to bring an actual end to Iran’s nuclear program make America look weak in the Middle East.
Over the past year, Israel has been seen cozying up to Russia, which has been all too happy to fill the void left by America, not only in Israel, but around the region.
To be perfectly honest, I don’t trust the government of the U.S. either, so I can’t say as I blame the Israelis, however, turning to a country that was famous for it’s progroms is a little disturbing.
I would hope that the Israelis know that just because that jackwagon in D.C. and his minions appear extremely anti-Israel, the majority of U.S. citizens are VERY PRO-Israel!
You can read the entire text of the ‘deal’ on Joel Roseburg’s blog. Pastor Saeed was never even mentioned in the ‘negotiations’. Why? Because American lives mean nothing to this administration. They proved that in Benghazi, when Americans were begging for help, and were denied. The doctor who provided the information that got bin Laden is languishing in a Pakistani prison on trumped up charges, and this administration does nothing. So, is it any wonder that this administration sells out our ONLY ally in the Middle East to a terrorist regime?
They brutalize and murder our brothers and sisters, and that POS taking up space and wasting oxygen is arming them to do so. We can ask why, but I think we know the reason. He is not a Christian, and does not have any Christian values.
I pray for those who did not cave into the forced conversions, and are now with our Lord. I also pray for those who perpetrate these heinous acts, and those who aid and abet them…that they may stand before the Throne and answer for their barbarism. Are such acts becoming so common place that no one notices? Or is that the administration has ordered such events not to be covered by the media?
Do they really condone the attempted rape and murder of a 5 year old girl? Can they really accept as normal the forced enslavement of little girls. called marriage, to vile old men? Do they consider the torture and murder of women, the rape of little girls by so called clerics to just be ‘the culture’? Where is the outrage when a woman is beaten to death or burned for some imagined slight, in the name of ‘family honor’?
I wonder if the so called atheist groups, calling for an end to any Christian symbols of faith in the public square, or even Christmas songs sung in the public school, in direct violation of the 1st Amendment, are aiding in the fast take over of the U.S. by the same brutal jihadists that are slaughtering innocents around the world? If they were truly atheists, it wouldn’t matter that children sang songs about Jesus’ birth, but alas, they are followers of satan, doing his bidding, as are those same murderous 7th century thugs who practice bestiality.
This is not acceptable in ANY civilized culture, but if we continue to allow this administration, and yes, even Congress, to continue to support this behavior through American tax dollars and weapons, then we are no better than those who pull the trigger, or wield the sword, or strap on the bomb.
Please educated yourself on this murderous, pedophile following cult. It is not a religion in the truest sense of the word, and peace has no part in its teachings. It is a cult of hatred and death, admired by Adolph Hitler, At least Hitler came up with the ‘people’s car’, also known as the Volkswagen. The muslims have contributed NOTHING in 1200 years!
The misnamed ‘knock out game’ is no longer limited to roving bands of black youths/terrorists. Perhaps, since both the media, supposed leaders, and the administration have been silent, it was deemed ok for a muslim to join in the fun? After all, those they consider an ‘authority‘ has stated “For Jews, we do not have but the sword and by extension we need to hold an all-out war against them and not talk with them.”
It’s down right embarrassing when the Secretary of State has become a verb, betraying the one real ally we have, or should I say had, in the region. This is our administration. The same administration that provides weapons to ‘rebels’. Are we just going to accept the murder of thousands more through the ‘negotiations’ of weak willed administration?
As Bonhoeffer said, “The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.” Is this the world we want to leave to our children? Or will we say NO MORE, and eradicate the problem?
There are already areas in France, Great Britain, and yes, even in the United states, (to the point that even the prisons are kowtowing to their cult) that have been taken over by the muslims, imposing THEIR will, contrary to civilized law. Do we dare call ourselves ‘civilized’ if we allow this to continue? Are we so weak that we are unable to put a stop to the slow, but steady, take over of our nation by barbarians? Remember ancient Rome? They embraced barbarians too, and the result wasn’t pretty. England is already heading in that direction. Is the entire Western world, considered civilized, heading in the same direction? When governments continue to bow to towards Mecca, the answer is unequivocally…..YES!
It’s hard to figure out what’s going through Hussein Obama’s little mind. Sometimes, it’s true that it’s fairly easy, but other times, there is no logic to his actions. How does a rational person come to any understanding with an illogical being?
This time, a rug is at the center of the controversy. Yes, a rug. I’ve no doubt if someone went to the streets of any city in America, and asked if they knew anything about Armenia, we’d get deer in the headlights. Rather like that video, that I can’t find anymore, of a gentleman asking everyday folks on the streets in California how they felt about the death of Martin Luther King, Jr, and if they’d be attending the funeral in Washington, D.C. Dear Lord! The man has been dead for 45 years, and they didn’t know this? Public education. Plain and simple. And CHOOSING to be ignorant. But that’s a different subject. We’re talking about Armenia right now.
I’m going to share a bit of my history here, and how I was introduced to the country. Yes, I had actually heard of it, but I really didn’t know much about the country itself. I didn’t even know where it was….geography was never my strong suit.
Back when I was 17, and somewhat of a wild child, I did some hitch hiking. Back then, it was actually safe. I was visiting my oldest sister at the time, outside of D.C., when friend of mine and I decided it would be a great idea to go to California. My BFF had had a little girl in recent months, and I wanted to see her. She lived in California. Makes sense, right? I won’t go into a lot of details about that trip other than to say we made it safely to our destination, clean, fed, rested, and with a few bucks in our pockets, plus a carton of smokes each. Yep! Times were definitely different.
By the time we reached the outskirts of Palo Alto, I was extremely sick. I had caught a cold, or the flu, or something. Being exposed to a lot of people, out in the elements, etc., no matter how well you get treated ‘on the road’, tends to wear you down physically. That night, it was raining, I was hacking up a lung, and my friend was starting to worry we’d never catch a ride, when a van stopped, and backed up for us. In that van was a man from Armenia. I wish I could remember his name! He and his wife helped change me!
As I said, I was sick, so the man took us to his house, let us both shower, and fed us an amazing meal. While we ate, he and his wife told us about themselves, how they and their families had immigrated to the U.S. because they were Christians. Now, being the kid of a first generation American, whose parents also immigrated to the U.S. because they were Christians, I understood, to a degree. Remember, I was 17, and the world for a teenager at that time was pretty small.
They told us of the persecution the Christians still suffered in Armenia by the Turkish government, and touched on a genocide I had never heard of. They were both very strong in their faith, which was obvious by their undeniable kindness to us.
When it was time to crawl between those clean sheets, the wife knocked on the door and asked if she could come in. By that time, my fever was pretty high, and my memory of that night a little fuzzy, but I remember her asking if she and her husband could pray for me. I kind of believed in God, leaning toward agnostic, but I said sure, why not. Well, they both put their hands on my head, and prayed for healing, that I would be well in the morning, and turn my life around. Ok, I was skeptical. I admit it. I repeat, I was 17, and I knew everything as most teenagers do, right? I knew there were free clinics in San Francisco, which was our destination, and I thought maybe I could get a shot, or antibiotics, or something, when we got there.
When I woke in the morning, my fever was gone, I was no longer coughing, sneezing, etc., and felt pretty dadburn good! Yeah, I was shocked, and so was my friend, but the couple just smiled when I thanked them, and told me to thank God, since He is the Great Healer. A couple from Armenia made a HUGE difference in my life, and I’ve never forgotten them, even if I can’t remember their name.
When I read about this rug that Obama won’t take out of storage out of fear of offending Turkey, I became quite angry and thought about that couple in California, who left their home to be free from the tyranny. Thankfully, they were born long after the events that created the rug, the orphans of the Armenian massacres.
In a letter to the White House, members of Congress stated: “The Armenian Orphan Rug is a piece of American history and it belongs to the American people.” The rug woven by Armenian orphans and gifted to President Calvin Coolidge in appreciation for U.S. humanitarian assistance following Ottoman Turkey’s genocide of over 1.5 million Armenians from 1915-1923.
Many believe that Adolph Hitler was the first to attempt the complete the annihilation of a people, but he wasn’t, although he did learn a lot from the Muslims about slaughter. There have been mass murders throughout human history, but the 20th century brought genocide almost to an art. The Turks were the first of that century to attempt to wipe out an entire population of people. Thankfully, they didn’t succeed in killing all of them, or perhaps, I might not be here today. Were they descendents of those orphans?
I wish I knew, but likely they had relatives who were murdered by the Muslims, just as I had relatives who were murdered by them.
This rug is not only a piece of history, not only a piece of Armenian and American history; it is a piece of world history! The description:
The Armenian orphan rug measures 11?7? x 18?5? and is comprised of 4,404,206 individual knots. It took Armenian girls in the Ghazir Orphanage of the Near East Relief Society 10 months to weave. The rug was delivered to the President Coolidge on December 4, 1925, in time for Christmas, with a label on the back of the rug, which reads “IN GOLDEN RULE GRATITUDE TO PRESIDENT COOLIDGE.”
For the Obama administration to worry more about offending the descendents of the perpetrators of the genocide than the descendents of those few who survived is unconscionable! The decision to pack away a piece of history is an insult to all Americans, and should be rectified immediately!
Israel is fuming with the White House for confirming that it was the Israeli Air Force that struck a military base near the Syrian port city of Latakia on Wednesday, hitting weaponry that was set to be transferred to Hezbollah.
Israel has not acknowledged carrying out the strike, one of half a dozen such attacks widely ascribed to Israel in recent months, but an Obama administration official told CNN on Thursday that Israeli warplanes had indeed attacked the Syrian base, and that the target was “missiles and related equipment” set for delivery to Hezbollah in Lebanon.
Ya wanna know how I know that Obama is NOT a Christian? I mean a true Christian! Because he has betrayed Israel. True Christians don’t betray God, and God’s chosen people. Read Isaiah. The whole book. It’s in the Bible in case ya weren’t aware.
Israel’s Channel 10 TV on Friday night quoted Israeli officials branding the American leak as “scandalous.” For Israel’s ally to be acting in this way was “unthinkable,” the officials were quoted as saying.
Ally? I’m sorry, but Obama is not Israel’s ally. The American people…well….a large number are, but Obama and his administration? If he was an ally to Israel, he wouldn’t be so buddy buddy with the Muslim Brotherhood, and all their offshoots, now would he!
A second TV report, on Israel’s Channel 2, said the leak “came directly from the White House,” and noted that “this is not the first time” that the administration has compromised Israel by leaking information on such Israeli Air Force raids on Syrian targets.
When you know that Obama is actually arming the enemies of the civilized world, you can be pretty damn sure that anything that harms Israel came straight from the top.
It said some previous leaks were believed to have come from the Pentagon, and that consideration had been given at one point to establishing a panel to investigate the sources.
Channel 2?s military analyst, Roni Daniel, said the Obama administration’s behavior in leaking the information was unfathomable.
Well, there’s an understatement! If the leaks came from the Pentagon, they came from Obama. He is, after all, as he has told us on a regular basis, he is the ‘commander in chief’, and that’s HIS military.
A piece of advice from me to the Israelis: Do NOT trust Barack Hussein Obama, or anyone in his administration!!
When will someone be held accountable? We knew this was a terrorist attack! WE knew. The feckless bunch of Obama suck ups knew. CLINTON KNEW! They didn’t do a damn thing! They could have increased the security. They could have moved out the people in that compound. THEY KNEW WHAT WAS COMING AND DID NOTHING!!
Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton have blood on their hands!