09/22/14

The New Axis Of Evil’s Latest Military First

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Remember the New Axis of Evil I’ve told you about previously? Well, Russia, China and Iran are busy little demons these days, as you can see in my latest article: The Bear and the Dragon Encircle the Eagle. It’s obvious we are at war and I say that America should bring the action. But with Obama, the Marxist at the helm, I have zero hope that will happen.

The latest chess move is by the Chinese Navy, who has for the first time in history docked their destroyer in a southern Iranian port. The media reported it — briefly in passing with a paragraph or two, hoping the world would ignore it and not notice. Ah, but I noticed as did a number of others. America better wake up – we’re now rocking with the dragon and it is on the move:

Adm. Hossein Azad, naval base chief in the southern port of Bandar Abbas, said the four-day visit that began Saturday saw the two navies sharing expertise in the field of marine rescue.

“On the last day of their visit while leaving Iran, the Chinese warships will stage a joint drill in line with mutual collaboration, and exchange of marine and technical information particularly in the field of aid and rescue,” said Azad.

The report said the destroyer was accompanied by a logistics ship, and that both were on their way to the Gulf of Aden as a part of an international mission to combat piracy.

You might vaguely recall that a Russian Naval group docked in this same port last year on its merry way back from a Pacific Ocean mission. Iran is forming an iron alliance to solidify their hold on the strategic Strait of Hormuz, the passageway at the mouth of the Persian Gulf through which a fifth of the world’s oil is shipped.

You would think the media would be all over this. So many first moves between Russia, China and Iran are occurring and they are forming a menacing alliance against the US, financially and militarily. There’s no other way to view this than as an existential threat against our world presence and in fact, against us as a free nation.

The details of the visit and exercises are scant as you can tell. But just the fact it is ongoing should raise our spidey senses immensely and put us on a war footing. Instead we pretend this isn’t happening. It’s like watching the Nazis march across Europe sucking up countries and acting like it isn’t our problem. Oh, wait…

The ghost of Neville Chamberlain haunts the US currently:

– We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war, by analysing possible causes, by trying to remove them, by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will.

— I believe it is peace in our time.

— We would fight not for the political future of a distant city, rather for principles whose destruction would ruin the possibility of peace and security for the peoples of the earth.

— How horrible, fantastic, incredible, it is that we should be digging trenches and trying on gas-masks here because of a quarrel in a faraway country between people of whom we know nothing.

— However much we may sympathize with a small nation confronted by a big and powerful neighbours, we cannot in all circumstances undertake to involve the whole British Empire in a war simply on her account.

This is not some foreign war I’m speaking of. This is our war in our time. We’re not some small, distant nation or foreign city. We are the last super power… the last truly free bastion on the planet and we are in the cross hairs of a new, rising evil spreading rapidly across the globe. Oh, for the wisdom of Winston Churchill:

– Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.

— You can always count on Americans to do the right thing – after they’ve tried everything else.

— One ought never to turn one’s back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!

Turning our back on this Axis is not only foolhardy, it is suicidal. Daily, we are doubling the danger our country is in by not confronting our enemies and letting them build their military might. I hope we don’t wait for the New Axis Of Evil’s latest military first to be nukes launched against America in the near future. America, grow a set and get ready to fight.

09/20/14

The Bear and the Dragon Encircle the Eagle

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton


The Demise of America

In the light of Obama’s disastrously weak and intentionally ineffective foreign policy hijinks, over 90 percent of our military do not support the President. Listen for yourself:


Fmr. Navy SEAL Carl Higbie: Over 90% Of Troops Do Not Support Obama

Our military generals and brass are also at odds with Obama and what does Obama do over it? He says he knows better than our military leaders and just to follow orders — meanwhile, quit spying in Europe (or pretend to at least – the alternative is to leave us even more vulnerable to our enemies, which may be the point). Well, that is getting old. The military sees what is coming and it isn’t pretty. It’s not just ISIS and the Caliphate either. They are fronts and tools for Russia in the end. The Russian Bear and the Chinese Dragon are closing in for the kill and Obama, the Arsonist-in-Chief, fiddles while America burns — and smiles as he imagines the demise of the Land of the Free and the rise of Islam. While Obama bombs various countries, claiming he is destroying ISIS, it is more akin to pinpricks and foreplay than serious warfare. He is arming the Syrian rebels and I hate to state the obvious, but the rebels are al Qaeda and ISIS. Obama is warring against Assad. All smoke and mirrors… and on the surface it makes absolutely no sense. On the one hand, Obama is colluding with Iran to fight ISIS… and on the other, fighting Assad. When in fact Iran supports Assad and ISIS. As in the end, I believe Obama does as well. None of this is real fighting — it is political war theater. In the end, we are distracted from the real RISK players — Russia and China.


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This last week saw the continuing invasion of the Ukraine by the Russkies and the world yawned. Did you know both the Ukraine and Russia are now speaking of nuclear war? I’m not so sure it’s just posturing, or that the world should treat it like the ‘boy who cried wolf.’ Putin is a monster and if dropping a few nukes furthers his empire, well… you have to break a few eggs to rule the world. The Pope says we are in the opening salvo of WWIII and on that point, I agree.

Sweden has now summoned the Russian Ambassador for a dressing down after two Russian planes violated Swedish airspace last week. They have also raised their military readiness over these incursions and the Ukraine situation. Sweden views Russia as a clear and present threat, and so they should.

Lest you think Russia will just leave us be, think again. Russian nuclear bombers just buzzed Northern Europe and Alaska — again. They are testing a nuclear bear hug for us and we shout ‘dandelion!’ and off we go in the wrong direction. Nuclear sabre rattling will eventually give way to war.

Bill Gertz:

Six Russian aircraft, including two Bear H nuclear bombers, two MiG-31 fighter jets and two IL-78 refueling tankers were intercepted by F-22 fighters on Wednesday west and north of Alaska in air defense identification zones, said Navy Capt. Jeff A. Davis, a spokesman for the U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command. Two other Bears were intercepted by Canadian jets on Thursday.

“The group of Russian aircraft flew a loop south, returning westward toward Russia,” Davis told the Free Beacon.

A day later two more Bear bombers were intercepted by Canadian CF-18 jets in the western area of the Canadian air defense identification zone near the Beaufort Sea, north of Alaska, he said.

The Russian bombers did not enter U.S. airspace but flew within 63 miles of the Alaskan coast and 46 miles of the Canadian coastline, Davis said.

In both instances, the Russian bombers did not enter sovereign airspace, he added, noting the Russian aircraft flew within about 55 nautical miles of the Alaskan coastline, and within about 40 nautical miles of the Canadian coastline.

Defense officials think this was timed by Putin for the visit of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to the US and Canada. Could be, but any excuse will do. Russia will continue to probe our defense limits and assess our military weaknesses, which are substantial currently.

Putin is now bragging he could take the capitols of five countries within two days if he chose to do so. Just two days ago, he threatened to invade Poland, Romania and the Baltic states:

“If I wanted, in two days I could have Russian troops not only in Kiev, but also in Riga, Vilnius, Tallinn, Warsaw and Bucharest,” Mr Putin allegedly told President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine, reported Süddeustche Zeitung, a German newspaper.

Warming up for conquest:

Over Europe on Tuesday, two Bear H bombers conducted practice strategic bombing runs on Tuesday and were met by interceptor jets from Norway, Denmark, Britain, and Netherlands, defense officials told the Free Beacon.

“NATO jets … were scrambled to visually identify unknown aircraft approaching allied airspace,” said a NATO military officer who confirmed details of the incident.

“The approaching aircraft were identified as two Tu-95 Russian Bear H bombers,” he said. “The Russian flights originated in the Barents Sea and went through international airspace down to the North Sea off the Dutch coast.”

The Russian aircraft flew in international airspace “close to NATO territory” but did not violate allied airspace, the officer said.

Oh… and when it comes, he’ll unplug Russia from the Internet:

The Kremlin is considering radical plans to unplug Russia from the global internet in the event of a serious military confrontation or big anti-government protests at home, Russian officials hinted on Friday.

President Vladimir Putin will convene a meeting of his security council on Monday. It will discuss what steps Moscow might take to disconnect Russian citizens from the web “in an emergency”, the Vedomosti newspaper reported. The goal would be to strengthen Russia’s sovereignty in cyberspace. The proposals could also bring the domain .ru under state control, it suggested.

Cutting the country off from the Internet and social media is definitely a prelude to war. Remember, we no longer have Radio Free Europe as a way to reach oppressed populations — and believe me, once the Eastern Bloc citizens are cut off from the West, they’ll know they are, once again, being oppressed — and by having come to rely almost solely on the Internet as the channel to former Soviet satellites, we have effectively enabled a narrow choke point, easily throttled by a hostile government.

Russia is also staking claim to the arctic and building up their military presence there. Two military bases are being built at Wrangel Island, on the arctic Chukchi Sea north of the Russian Far East and on Cape Schmidt, also on the Chukchi Sea. They are also deploying attack submarines in the region.

China doesn’t want to be left out either and she is on the move as well. China is planning to deploy nuclear subs near our coasts and to build military bases in the South China Sea. While Russia is loudly and brashly moving forward, the Chinese are methodically and quietly taking over space, cyberspace and the oceans.

As the Russian Bear and the Chinese Dragon encircle the American Eagle, looking for our weak spots and seeking the kill… the US is besieged by as many enemies within her ranks as from without. As if they are all in a race to kill her off. But America won’t die so easily and there are many, many who will defend her to the end – within and without her borders… within and without her military ranks. Our enemies might poke the American Eagle, but she still has fight left in her.

We are at war with Islamic barbarians and the Caliphate. But make no mistake, we are also at war with Russia and China, and the chill of what we used to call the Cold War begins to thaw as the monsters come out of hibernation. The world is just beginning to wake up to it.

09/19/14

The Council Has Spoken!! This Weeks’ Watcher’s Council Results — 09/19/14

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Jon McNaughton: Liberalism Is A Disease — Worse Than Ebola

The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match-up.

“He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.” – Adolf Hitler

“There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to inculcate it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

“Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught falsehoods in school. And the person that dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool” – Plato

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This weeks’ winning entry, The Independent Sentinel’sAnti-Americanism, Marxism, Porn, Pedophilia Now Available in the Classroom, does a great job in exposing h the organized mind rape and indoctrination of America’s children in the public schools by the implementation of the Common Core program. Here’s a slice:

Did you know that ‘our bodies, being products of eating, are immoral by essence’, and ‘consumption not only bites the world but lessens the leftovers for everyone else’? [...] “procreation has become an unintentional act of aggression against the fellow multitudes already cramming the planet.”

~ from The American Experience, a propagandized high school literature text

Leftist revisionist history is seen through a negative, bleak, self-flagellating prism and it is now permeating our schools thanks to Common Core.

Periodically, I post an article about one of the texts or supplementary materials being used under Common Core that promote propaganda, and anti-American ideas. America Now is one such book.

America Now by Robert Atwan is a book of essays from recent periodicals, which is being used in AP English classrooms in numerous high schools and in undergraduate college classes throughout the nation. It is Common Core aligned. It is typical of the type of indoctrination that is becoming part and parcel of the Core. It has less to do with English than it has to do with perpetuating the leftist vision of America – the new America, America Now!

America now is an America that abandons traditional America and takes up a new, improved Leftist America. Common core is the vehicle by which this new America can be rapidly and widely spread.

Parading around as English literature, it is simply leftist propaganda. The theme capitalism is evil runs throughout.

Big Government and government agencies are extolled. The rich are demonized, Southern people are demeaned, man is described as too costly, man is an agent of destruction on earth, and illegal immigration is promoted.

Happiness is something to be attained by adapting to the Marxist perspective.

A telling quote from the book: “One cure–for those who feel that their pursuit of happiness has been sent on a long detour through the labor camps of American and international capitalism–is the institution of a government department that has as its only priority the happiness of all Americans.”

Another article, on the sticky post on our front page, deals with yet another vile, unAmerican book called The American Experience.

A Tea Party leader, Becky Gerritson, who testified before Congress last year and who told Congress “they had forgotten their place,” testified before an Alabama Senate Education Committee in support of a bill to allow local school districts to opt out of Common Core.

Her testimony concentrated on the widely-used literature text, The American Experience: 1900-Present by Prentice Hall. It is Common Core aligned. When she read one paragraph from a recommended novel that was incorporated into the book, it was so pornographic even the senators wouldn’t listen to it. She reminded them that this is being taught to 16 and 17 year olds.

Much more at the link.

In our non-Council category, the winner was Sharyl Atkisson in The Daily Signal with Benghazi Bombshell: Clinton State Department Official Reveals Details of Alleged Document Review, submitted by Joshuapundit. Ms. Atkisson, an award winning reporter, reveals via a former State Department functionary how former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her people were part of an operation to “separate” damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya. Do read it.

Here are this week’s full results. Only The Colossus of Rhodey was unable to vote this week, but was not affected by the 2/3 vote penalty:

Council Winners

Non-Council Winners

See you next week!

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09/18/14

The Watcher’s Council Weasel Of The Week!! – 09/18/14

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Fanfare!! It’s time to present this weeks’ statuette of shame, The Golden Weasel!!

Every Tuesday, the Council nominates some of the slimiest, most despicable characters in public life for some deed of evil, cowardice or corruption they’ve performed. Then we vote to single out one particular Weasel for special mention, to whom we award the statuette of shame, our special, 100% plastic Golden Weasel. This weeks’ nominees were all certainly deserving, but one stood out this week as the overwhelming winner..

Yes, it’s Maxine ‘No Justice, No Peace’ Waters, Democrat Congresswoman from Crazyfornia!

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The Independent Sentinel: For telling the Council of Pakistan Affairs and Islamic Society of Orange County that Sharia Law is compatible with the U.S. Constitution and for telling them that anyone who disagrees is a bigot.

So much for free speech and the right to dissent.

While Ms. Waters certainly deserves the award for this bit o’ bigotry, (can you imagine how she’d look in a burka and niquab) this is really something of a career achievement award.

She represents California’s 43rd Congressional District, which is centered in South Central Los Angeles and includes Inglewood, Hawthorne and parts of Carson and Torrance (shsssh! She doesn’t live in the District, but in upscale Hancock Park).

She got her nickname from leading chants during the 1992 Rodney King riots, which she insisted should be called a ‘rebellion’ rather than a riot. She described the violence in which 58 people were killed as “a spontaneous reaction to a lot of injustice.” And speaking of injustice, when she was asked about the widespread looting of Korean-owned businesses, she shrugged it off, saying: “There were mothers who took this as an opportunity to take some milk, to take some bread, to take some shoes… They are not crooks.”

Ms. Waters also has a fond spot in her heart for commie dictator Fidel Castro, whom she thanked for – wait for it –  providing help to those who needed to “flee political persecution.”

I have a feeling Congresswoman Waters never toured Fidel’s gulag on the Isle of Pines.

One of the people she was referring to was black ‘activist’ Assata Shakur, and in 1998, Waters wrote a letter to Fidel Castro asking him not to extradite Shakur. This was in spite of the fact that Shakur is an escaped convicted murderer, a former member of the Black Panther Party and The Black Liberation Army, and is classified by the FBI, with good reason, as a domestic terrorist.

On the other hand, you can’t say she’s not consistent. As a prominent member of the Congressional Black Caucus, she put major pressure on President Clinton in 1999 to ship 6-year-old Elian Gonzales back to Castro’s Cuba.

Economics? Of course! Remember this?

“This liberal would be about socializing … uh, umm. … Would be about, basically, taking over, and the government running all of your companies.”

Hey, socialism and ‘justified’ theft is good when it comes to whitey and them Ko-reans, right! And do I have to tell you she favors reparations for slavery and co-authored a bill to mandate it with Senator John Conyers (D-MI)? Or that she was a major force in helping to KO any oversight of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae when the Bush Administration attempted to institute it?

Of course, let’s not get the wrong idea. Ms. Waters is actually pretty savvy when it comes to finance. Her own, at least.

Chuck Neubauer and Ted Rohrlich wrote a major piece in the LA Times in 2004 to the effect that Maxine Waters’ relatives had made more than $1 million during the preceding eight years by doing business with companies, candidates and causes that Waters had direct influence over because of her position in Congress. They claimed she and her husband helped a company get government bond business and that her daughter Karen Waters and son Edward Waters have profited from her connections. Waters reply? “They do their business and I do mine.”

Oh, indeed she does!

She also holds the distinction of being named one of the 14 most corrupt members of Congress by Business Insider in 2011. Considering whom else was in Congress at that time, this was and is a major achievement. She’s a superstar.

F’rinstence, back in September of 2008, Waters lobbied for TARP funds for OneUnited Bank, because she claimed it was part of an association of minority controlled banks. This happened when she was on the Financial Services Committee and had a voice in determining where TARP funds would go.

Waters’ husband Sidney Williams just happened to have been a board member of OneUnited and was, and still is, a stockholder.

Part of her lobbying efforts involved arranging personal meetings with her husband and Treasury Department officials without ever disclosing her personal financial interest. OneUnited ended up with a healthy taxpayer bailout of $12 million.

Then Waters was brought up on Ethics charges, largely because another part of her lobbying involved Chairperson Barney Frank and he needed to cover his own capacious behind.

Having a choice between a trial in the House or pleading guilty, Waters was savvy enough to choose a ‘trial’ knowing that (a) after seeing the wrist slap her fellow BCC compadre Charley Rangel got for doing far worse, even if she was found guilty it wouldn’t amount to much and (b) the Democrat dominated House wasn’t going to push too hard to prove charges against a prominent member of the Congressional Black Caucus and they would likely stonewall and drop the charges before the newly elected GOP house was seated in January of 2011.

Which is exactly what happened.

For racism, outsize nastiness, hypocrisy and sheer grasping corruption, Maxine Waters richly deserves her Golden Weasel. She’s literally one of the best weasels to be found in the parasitical halls of government. Accept it and all that goes with it, Congresswoman.

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09/18/14

Watcher’s Council Nominations – War? What War? Edition – 09/18/14

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Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday morning.

This week’s contest is dedicated to Senator Ted Cruz – for courage under fire.

Council News:

The Council In Action!!

This week, The MidKnight Review, Blazing Cat Fur, The Political Commentator and The Pirate’s Cove earned honorable mention status with some great articles. You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.

To bring something to my attention, simply head over to Joshuapundit and post the title and a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address (mandatory, but of course it won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6 PM PST in order to be considered for our honorable mention category. Then return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week when it comes out on Wednesday morning.

Simple, no?

It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?

So, let’s see what we have for you this week…

Council Submissions

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09/16/14

The Watcher’s Council Weasel Of The Week Nominations!! – 09/16/14

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Hello and welcome to the Watcher’s Council’s new feature, ‘Weasel Of The Week’, where we award the golden plastic Weasel to a public figure who particularly deserves to be publicly slimed and mocked for his or her dastardly deeds during the week. Every Tuesday morning, tune in for the Weasel of the Week nominations and check back Thursday to see which Weasel gets the votes and walks off with the statuette of shame!

Here are this weeks’ nominees…

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi!!

The Noisy Room : for her comments on Bill Maher’s show:

“It would be very important for the Democrats to retain control of the Senate,” Pelosi told Maher. “Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if the Republicans win the Senate.”

The only thing that would be ‘endangered’ is Leftist Marxism and their unconstitutional mandates. If anything, civilization would take a much needed step forward with Republicans in full control. At least we would not be charging backwards towards a feudal state quite as fast, or embracing Progressivism quite as hard. Pelosi has not only ethical issues, she has sanity issues.

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NFL Commissioner (at least at the time of writing) Roger Goodell!!

Virginia Right! : for his legendary inconsistency in punishment.

Ray Rice knocks his girlfriend out and initially received a 2 game suspension. Meanwhile, over in Indianapolis, Robert Mathis is prescribed a fertility drug by his doctor in an effort to have a child. Mathis gets a 4 game suspension. If only he had beat his wife instead of loving her enough to have a child.

And now we find out that the elevator video of Rice actually hitting his girlfriend was probably seen – and ignored by Goodell. Until it went viral.

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Pop Singer Robin Thicke!

The Colossus of Rhodey : It’s bad enough he’ll never admit he (clearly) ripped off Marvin Gaye and his classic “Got To Give It Up” for his mega-hit “Blurred Lines,” but now he admits he never wrote the song in the first place!

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Maxine ‘No Justice No peace’ Waters, Democrat Congresswoman!

The Independent Sentinel : For telling the Council of Pakistan Affairs and Islamic Society of Orange County that Sharia Law is compatible with the U.S. Constitution and for telling them that anyone who disagrees is a bigot.

So much for free speech and the right to dissent.

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Former Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton!!

Nice Deb : for having the nerve to run for president after her ignominious term as Obama’s Secretary of State.

Never mind the scandals, lies and duplicity that marked her tenure as First Lady during the Clinton years.

Under Obama, she presided over a State Department at a time in which the Middle East descended into chaos, our relationship with our allies weakened, and her “reset” with Russia failed miserably. During her watch, the State Department was awash in scandals from the Benghazi cover-up (with new revelations this week) to rampant sex crimes overseas and the subsequent whistle-blower retaliations that followed.

Her only “accomplishment” – if you can call it that is the fact that she was the most traveled Sec. of State in US history.

Being a Democrat, and thus a weasel, she understands that the MSM will crawl across broken glass to help drag her across the finish in line in 2016. So she’s got that going for her and it’s no small thing.

Well, there it is! Are these worthy weasels or what? Check back Thursday to see which Weasel walks off with the statuette of shame!

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09/12/14

The Council Has Spoken!! This Weeks’ Watcher’s Council Results – 09/12/14

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Did you know? — Because none of them are making headlines and all are deadly serious:

The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match-up.

“If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.” – Sir Winston Churchill

“There is no substitute for victory… It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.” – General Douglas MacArthur

“Sons of Islam everywhere, the jihad is a duty – to establish the rule of Allah on earth and to liberate your countries and yourselves from America’s domination and its Zionist allies, it is your battle – either victory or martyrdom.” – Ahmed Yassin, AKA The Blind Sheik

“We do not worship Iran, we worship Allah. For patriotism is another name for paganism. I say let this land [Iran] burn. I say let this land go up in smoke, provided Islam emerges triumphant in the rest of the world.” – Ayatollah Rouhollah Khomeini

“My aim then was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.” – General William Tecumseh Sherman

A lot has been said about The Islamic State, not least by our president who laid out last night what he considers a strategy… although of course, as our Secretary of State John Kerry told CNN, we’re not, you know, actually at war. The day before, I finished a piece I’d been working on for a while at Joshuapundit, Defeating The Islamic State that puts forth the proposition that we are very much at war and have been for some time as our leaders continue to deny it – and how to go about winning it.

Here’s a slice:

President Obama has revealed – surprise! – that he has no strategy for even combating, let alone defeating Islamic State. His excuse is that he’s ordered his military advisers to give him “a range of options,” which is another confession of how inept this president is.

He’s known about Islamic State (formerly ISIS) for a long time now now, and even had a significant part in Islamic State’s growth, arming and training them with the assistance of Turkey and Qatar.The mess with Islamic State is very much of Barack Obama’s making. And let’s not forget that his illegal intervention in Libya to save the jihadis and al-Qaeda militias in Benghazi, that allowed all of Khaddaffi’s arsenal fall into jihadi hands and created a failed state now known as ‘jihadi central’ where groups like Islamic State’s allies al Nusrah, al-Qaeda in the Maghreb (AQIM) and others now have a base to arm and train.

Yet, after all that, this president never bothered to have our military put together a contingency plan to deal with any possible blowback, and is just now consulting with the military and ‘waiting for options!’

In the president’s actual statement, he of course substituted ‘we’ rather then ‘he’, because as you know, nothing is ever his fault.I actually know children who are more responsible when they’re confronted by an error.

But the problem of defeating Islamic State is not as simple as it seems. The president’s dysfunctional buffoonery aside, there are a lot of considerations here that need to be looked at.

The first part of making any decision is actually having definable foreign policy goals, something this president seems to lack except for his fetish for empowering and protecting Islamists.

So job one, the way I see it, is to formulate such goals. I think eliminating imminent security risks to America is a good one. And if that’s the goal, simply bombing the hummus out of Islamic State, something I’ve heard a lot of people push for, won’t do it. The reverse in fact.

It has apparently never occurred to them that odious as Islamic State is, they are a counterbalance to an almost equally odious Iranian regime. Taking out Islamic State only helps Iran and the likes of Hezbollah consolidate their goal of a nuclear armed Shi’ite bloc.

That, by the way, is one of the main reasons why taking out Saddam Hussein was such a dumb idea, and why old hands like Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld tried to talk George W. Bush out of it.

Iran has been gulling the West on their rogue nuclear weapons program for almost a decade now, and here has been no progress in terms of diplomacy in getting them to stop, while the centrifuges keep spinning. Nor will there be. Iran is the key to this situation, and a much more serious threat than Islamic State.

So, how to accomplish the goal of eliminating these security threats to America?

The first thing, of course, is to be honest at long last and finally let the peoples of the West know what we’re fighting. Call it Islamism, Islamic fascism, Radical Islam, jihad, whatever you will. But identifying it without tiptoeing around it and letting the peoples of the West know what’s at stake is key. We are fighting an ideology. And it’s an ideology that has to be shamed, demonized and ridiculed, especially in the West, with no false notions about political correctness. Propaganda works both ways:

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The West needs to understand what characterizes jihad, and that while Islamic State is a Sunni organization, the same applies to Iran, the other, Shi’ite side of the same coin. We are not dealing with rational actors as we understand the term, and we need to understand the dedication and fanaticism of our enemies, just as we did in WWII. And we need to also understand that this needs to be a war, not an ‘operation’  or a few desultory airstrikes. This video, from Islamic State about the taking of Mosul and surrounding areas is valuable in achieving that perspective:>

The simplest and best first step is the old one of arming and strengthening our friends while destroying our enemies. To me, that means a strong and independent Kurdistan that’s a US ally, while leaving the Shi’ites to hold their line in the south near Baghdad. There’s no sense whatsoever in giving the Shi’ite regime in Iraq much more in money and support. They’ve already had over $25 billion in arms, training and logistics lavished on them and have performed with all the martial fervor and expertise of the majority of the ARVN troops in South Vietnam. All those shiny American arms and supplies ended up in Islamic State’s hands. But the Iraqi army can can probably manage to hold a line at Baghdad and points south, especially if The Islamic State has other fronts to worry about.

The Kurds, on the other hand have already proven that in anything like an equal fight they can hold their own and win. And they would also have the incentive of fighting for an independent Kurdistan, a dream they’ve had for years. Kurdistan is where we should have made out base and our stand in the beginning, a naturally democratic,pro-American enclave that begged us to do so. At least they were pro-American until they were betrayed by President Bush and President Obama, but I think the relationship with the Kurds is salvageable, although perhaps not with President Obama in power.

The next step would be a much improved relationship with Israel. This would include a joint project for a pre-emptive strike to take out Iran’s nukes and Iran’s capacity to cause mischief to anyone for some time. Tactical nukes might unfortunately be necessary. At this point, it would almost certainly be necessary to take out Iran’s oil and gas infrastructure and refineries as well to make sure their nuclear ambitions stay dormant, something that could have been avoided had the job been done a lot earlier.

I would also leave the carnage and destruction intact,certainly as long as any semblance of the present regime is in power.Some monuments are built of stone, others of rubble. But both fulfill a similar function, that of remembrance. Just ask the Germans and the Japanese.

I repeat, Iran is the key to the region, not Islamic State. And Iran can be dealt with, more or less swiftly and decisively because of its systemic vulnerabilities, its fixed address and its lack of sufficient air and sea power. This is not to say that a strike on Iran would be without cost, but the cost will be infinitely less if it is done now before Iran achieves nuclear weapons capability than later.President Obama’s thoughts about strategy to the contrary, a nuclear amred Shi’ite block is not going to be something that can be worked with or ‘contained.’ Iran’s demographics and plunging birthrate doesn’t give Iran much time to put the Shi’ite hegemony they want together, and the Ayatollahs know it.

It is our failure to deal effectively with Iran, it’s fomenting of terrorism and its rogue nuclear program that has caused the present crisis.If not for that, the Russians would not be a factor and Basher Assad would have had to come to terms with Syria’s Sunni majority. Instead, he had the means to expel millions of them.

Without the war in Syria,  ISIS would never have received arms and training covertly from the Obama Administration, with the help of Turkey and Qatar. Without Iran, Iraq’s Shi’ites would have had to compromise with the Sunnis and Kurds and disaffected Sunnis would not have allied themselves with ISIS,Islamic State’s former identity.

There is no victory possible in this war without taking Iran off the board.

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The destruction of Islamic State and its affiliated jihadis is going to be more difficult, but again not beyond our capabilities. Again, let’s remember that we are fighting an ideology. To start, were I president, I would insist on a formal declaration of war by Congress. To get that, I would have to make the case of Islamic State and it’s allied militias constituting… an imminent security risk to America, and then put forth the clear goal of its defeat and exactly what that would look like.

A Declaration of War clarifies exactly what a war is about, who the enemy is and gives a commander-in-chief certain powers that can come in handy where sedition, espionage and sabotage are concerned. And it puts congress on board in a much more decisive and straight forward way then foggy ‘resolutions.’ It says volumes about President Obama’s arrogance and unsuitability as commander-in-chief that his plans reportedly include not consulting congress at all. But moving on…

Much more at the link.

In our non-Council category, the winner was Victor Davis Hanson with Obama’s Untruth, Inc. submitted by Joshuapundit, a classic recounting and cataloging of the many lies this president has told the American people… and quite possibly, himself as well.

Here are this week’s full results. The Colossus of Rhodey, Ask Marion, Simply Jews and Rhymes with Right were unable to vote this week. None were affected by the mandatory 2/3 vote penalty:

Council Winners

Non-Council Winners

See you next week!

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09/11/14

Cruz: Those Who Hate Israel, Also Hate America

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton


Senator Ted Cruz speaking at the In Defense of Christians Inaugural Summit Gala Dinner.

I have seen a great number of despicable displays of bigotry, racism and sheer hatred towards Jews, Christians and Conservatives… especially in the last few years since Obama took office. But this just takes the cake and pisses me off. Ted Cruz was the keynote speaker at the new “In Defense Of Christians” organization’s dinner in Washington, DC last night. He was booed off the stage when he spoke in defense of Israel. This organization is supposedly made up of Palestinian Christians. I have severe doubts about it – it is either infiltrated by Muslims or is a Progressive tool of hate. Check out the video yourself:

Ted Cruz is a man of Christian principles and did exactly the right thing. I couldn’t be prouder of him. He stated that hatred, bigotry and opposition to Israel drove him to leave the event. If only others had the spine and fortitude to do exactly what Cruz did. We live in dark times where “never again” has morphed into “never mind.” Hate against Israel is now being flaunted everywhere you look and across the planet. I personally do not know one Christian who feels this way, so I have strong, strong doubts about the actual composition of this group. But it was fitting it happened in Washington, DC, wasn’t it?

Here is the transcript of Ted Cruz’s comments at the event:

Good evening. Today we are gathered at a time of extraordinary challenge. Tonight we are all united in defense of Christians.

APPLAUSE

Tonight we are all united in defense of Jews.

APPLAUSE

Tonight we are all united in defense of people of good faith who are standing together against those who would persecute and murder those who dare to disagree with their religious teachings.

APPLAUSE

Religious bigotry is a cancer with many manifestations. ISIS, Al Qaeda, Hezbollah, Hamas, and their state sponsors like Syria and Iran, are all engaged in a vicious genocidal campaign to destroy religious minorities in the Middle East.

Sometimes we are told not to lump these groups together, but we have to understand their so-called nuances and differences. But we shouldn’t try to parse different manifestations of evil that are on murderous rampage through the region. Hate is hate and murder is murder.

Our purpose here tonight is to highlight a terrible injustice, a humanitarian crisis. Christians are being systematically exterminated.

In 1948 Jews throughout the Middle East faced murder and extermination and fled to the nation of Israel. And today Christians have no better ally than the Jewish state.

AUDIENCE: stop it, stop it…boooh

Cruz: Let me say this: those who hate Israel hate America.

AUDIENCE: no

Cruz: And those who hate Jews hate Christians.

AUDIENCE: boooh–

Cruz: And if this room will not recognize that, then my heart weeps that the men and women here will not stand in solidarity with Jews and Christians alike who are persecuted by radicals who seek to murder them.

APPLAUSE

If you hate the Jewish people you are not reflecting the teachings of Christ–

AUDIENCE: nobody said we hate the Jews…the meeting is for the Christians…

Cruz: And the very same people who persecute and murder Christians right now, who crucify Christians, who behead children, are the very same people who target and murder Jews for their faith for the same reason.

APPLAUSE

AUDIENCE: …is not fighting Jews, it is fighting Christians…

I will say this–

AUDIENCE: don’t say anymore…enough…that is enough…enough

THE PRESIDENT OF IDC: please respect the…

Cruz: I am saddened to see some here, not everyone, but some here are so consumed with hate–

AUDIENCE: We are not consumed with hate, no, you are consumed with hate–

Cruz: …if you will not stand with Israel and Jews, then I will not stand with you. Thank you and God bless you.

I now support Ted Cruz more than ever. Cruz is seeking support to fight ISIS and radical Islam who are committing genocide against Christians throughout the Middle East. They are being slaughtered just as Jews have been throughout history. To stand against Jews, is to stand against Christians. Period. If those were indeed Christians in the audience, they are hateful hypocrites of the worst sort and are an abomination in the eyes of the Lord.

What is wrong with people? Has the world lost its mind? Have we fallen into a bottomless pit of evil and despair? This travesty last night is beyond terrifying in its implications for Israel and I might add, for Christians worldwide. When Cruz stated that we have no better friend and ally than Israel, the booing started in earnest. How cravenly wicked. Attendees accused Cruz of highjacking the event for Israel. Spoken like true antisemites. And it is true that those that hate Israel, hate America. Look across the globe – take an honest look and it is obviously true and has been forever.

I did see where IDC disavowed those who did this, but I wonder still… Here’s the official statement from IDC:

In Defense of Christians President Toufic Baaklini issued the following statement in response to a disruption at the Inaugural Summit Gala Dinner:

As Cardinal Rai so eloquently put it to the attendees of the In Defense of Christians’ inaugural Summit gala dinner: ‘At every wedding, there are a few wedding crashers.’ In this case, a few politically motivated opportunists chose to divide a room that for more than 48 hours sought unity in opposing the shared threat of genocide, faced not only by our Christian brothers and sisters, but our Jewish brothers and sisters and people of other all other faiths and all people of good will.

Tonight’s injection of politics when the focus should have been on unity and faith, momentarily played into the hands of a few who do not adhere to IDC’s principles. They were made no longer welcome.

When we set out to form In Defense of Christians, many in the foreign policy and faith-based communities said such an effort was impossible. That it would be too difficult to bring such a diverse group of Christian sects, religious and human rights organizations together to draw attention not only to the plight of the deteriorating situation facing our Christians brothers and sisters, but also to the plight of all people of faith, in the Middle East who are suffering.

For more than 48 hours, our initial IDC conference was successfully bridging divides of faith, language, geography and politics. It has not been easy, and not without challenges. Tonight’s events make clearer than ever, that the In Defense of Christians is desperately needed in a world that remains divided to the point where even the most fundamental value of life and human dignity are cast aside.

We remain undaunted and focused on achieving our goals.

Hate is hate and murder is murder as Cruz said after this occurred. We are watching another holocaust take form — one that will slaughter Jews and Christians alike if we do not find the will and means to fight and defeat radical Islam. Cruz put it bluntly:

“I came to this event tonight to help shine a light on the tragic persecution and slaughter of Christians by ISIS and Islamic radicals throughout the Middle East. American leaders have been far too silent as to this horrific evil,” Cruz said. “But bigotry and hatred have no place in this discussion. Antisemitism is a corrosive evil, and it reared its ugly head tonight.”

Cruz did not take the easy way out — he stood on principle. How many do you see doing that these days? And in the political arena no less. It’s a pity someone didn’t scope out the attendees better, but it really showcases what Cruz is made of.

However, there were some clues here that would have indicated that the dinner was an Islamic pit of vipers. The event was funded by a controversial Clinton donor that featured pro-Hezbollah and pro-Assad speakers in Washington, DC. Again, Cruz’s staff should have known that. It also says everything you need to know about Hillary Clinton. This whole event was probably meant to bolster the Assad regime. The Clinton donor was Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire Gilbert Chagoury. Chagoury pledged $1 billion to the Clinton Global Initiative in 2009. He is also the backer of Lebanese politician Michel Aoun, Hezbollah’s top Christian ally in the country, according to US diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks. It may very well be that Cruz did know the makeup of the speakers and wanted to poke the Islamist badger so-to-speak. That takes guts.

From Allen West:

A spokesperson for Cruz said the senator still planned to speak at the conference despite the controversial participants because he was committed to raising awareness about the persecution of Middle East Christians. “Sen. Cruz is appearing at the In Defense of Christians event tonight because he wants to take every opportunity to highlight this crisis, the unspeakable persecution of Christians,” said Catherine Frazier. “America has been silent for far too long, and we need to speak with a united voice against this horror.”

I agree with West that Cruz should be careful though on who we stand united with. These people are not the ones to stand with. As West pointed out, the conference was a dangerous infiltration of pro-tyranny, Islamo-fascist and terrorist individuals. Radical, fascist scum. All these rich Islamists need to go know themselves in the biblical sense, if you get my drift.

One other thing… when the likes of Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D MI) are asked to speak, you might want to take a cold, hard look at exactly what the intent of the conference is. Regardless of the evil element in the audience and speaking around him, Cruz decided it was the principle of the thing and put his big boy pants on to confront those who are full of hate. There were a number of speakers there who did the same:

Lebanese Information Center president Joseph Gebeily, a Lebanese Christian who staunchly opposes Assad, said he was “shocked” by many of the invited speakers, but decided to attend the conference after he learned members of Congress would be present.

“I decided we should be present and not let the bad representatives of Middle East Christians hijack the true message of Christianity, which is basically democracy, tolerance, co-existence, inclusiveness,” said Gebeily.

“It wasn’t a very quick and easy decision, but since we were given this opportunity, I said let’s go and see and face those advocates of tyranny and crimes against humanity.”

Cruz had the presence of mind and faith to speak the truth and stand his ground. Those are presidential qualities — a taste of leadership that Obama has never experienced and never will.

From Moe Lane:

A Cruz spokesperson said the Texas Senator made the decision to headline the event despite some of the associated individuals: “because he wants to take every opportunity to highlight this crisis, the unspeakable persecution of Christians.”

I couldn’t be more proud of the Senator. Texas strong and Texas true — Ted Cruz takes a stand: those who hate Israel, also hate America.

09/10/14

Watcher’s Council Nominations – Obama Balloon Edition

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Floating above reality and full of hot air…

Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday morning.

Council News:

First and foremost, we have a very special day to celebrate… Terresa Monroe-Hamilton of The Noisy Room’s birthday!!!! Now, the actual day was Sunday, but these parties take awhile to arrange properly with our Council schedule sometimes and I certainly didn’t want to hold it when we were naming the week’s weasels… so today’s the party.

Now this one looks rather scrumptious, no? It’s a rich German Chocolate cake covered with a secret custom pecan filling and crushed oreos.

We’ll have some Louis Roederer Cristal Brut I think, in honor of the occasion:

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And a song from a certain troubadour, dedicated to our birthday girl:

And yes, my dear Mrs. Hamilton… you truly are among the young at heart, with all the passion, generosity of spirit and grace that implies.

Happy Birthday, Terresa. Many, many more.

This week, The Political Commentator and The Pirate’s Cove earned honorable mention status with some great articles.

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It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?

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09/9/14

Weasel Of The Week Nominations!!! — 09/09/14

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Hello and welcome to the Watcher’s Council’s new feature, ‘Weasel Of The Week’ , where we award the golden plastic Weasel to a public figure who particularly deserves to be publicly slimed and mocked for his or her dastardly deeds during the week. Every Tuesday morning, tune in for the Weasel of the Week nominations and check back Thursday to see which Weasel gets the votes and walks off with the statuette of shame!

Here are this weeks’ nominees:

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry!

The Noisy Room : For mixing ‘climate change’ , faux religious references  and appeasing Islam!

As reported by CNS News, “At a ceremony Wednesday honoring Shaarik Zafar, who was just appointed to serve as the State Department’s Special Representative to Muslim Communities, Secretary of State John Kerry said “confronting climate change” is “a duty or responsibility laid down in scriptures.” “Confronting climate change is, in the long run, one of the greatest challenges that we face, and you can see this duty or responsibility laid down in scriptures, clearly, beginning in Genesis,” Kerry claimed.

Putting aside the obvious question of why the heck to do we need a Special Representative to Muslim Communities, I would like to know where the concern is for the genocide of Christians, the persecution of Jews and the general unraveling of the world on Obama’s watch. Kerry goes on to blather:

“Our fates are inextricably linked on any number of things that we must confront and deal with in policy concepts today. Our fates are inextricably linked on the environment. For many of us, respect for God’s creation also translates into a duty to protect and sustain His first creation: Earth, the planet. Before God created man, He created Heavens and Earth.”and… “Muslim-majority countries are among the most vulnerable” when it comes to the impact of climate change.

Weasel doesn’t quite cut it for a fascist agenda that evolves around wealth redistribution and the furtherance of Islam and the Caliphate. One wonders if Kerry has converted to the Religion of Pieces. Or if a new religion is being formed that combines climate change and Islam. Think about it and shudder.

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NYT ‘Savant’ Tom Friedman!

The Glittering Eye : for his most recent column in which he proposes a tax on gasoline as a means of making us more secure while ignoring something that might actually make us more secure: producing more oil and gas.

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Alaska Democrat Senator Mark Begich!

JoshuaPundit: For slander, bearing egregious false witness and a startling lack of compassion,

Senator Begich approved an attack ad on Republican senate candidate Dan Sullivan, claiming he had okayed a plea bargain as Alaska’s Attorney General of a light sentence for a particularly vicious rapist who went on to kill two seniors and rape their toddler granddaughter after he was freed.

EXCEPT – Sullivan was not then AG but was on active duty with the Marines when the original case was tried, and it was proven that the plea bargain itself only occurred  because of a clerical error that likewise occurred  before he took over. Sullivan responded with a hard hitting ad giving the facts, to the point where Begich’s ad was widely panned in Alaska’s press.

Even worse, when the family of the victim’s requested that both candidates take down their ads to stop them having to relive the tragedy and to avoid prejudicing the jury pool for the new trial, Sullivan immediately yanked his ad, but Begich actually kept his up until he received a cease and desist letter from the lawyer representing the victim’s family.

Begich has yet to apologize to Sullivan or to the victim’s family. He’s quite a piece of work.

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Recently convicted former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell!

Virginia Right!: For misrepresenting himself and stealing with both hands.

Many Conservatives rallied behind then Attorney General Bob McDonnell in 2009 as he ran for the governorship. McDonnell won election by a solid margin and his stance as a solid fiscal Conservative saw Republicans and TEA Party Conservatives unite in supporting him. But in the 4th and final year of his term, McDonnell became a tax and spend liberal, pushing the largest tax hike in Virginia history through the Republican controlled General Assembly. d.

And to make matters worse, it appears that as McDonnell left office that the expected surplus dollars were grossly overestimated and we had a big deficit to deal with.

Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen were not the people we thought they were. And at the end of the trial, Bob was convicted of 9 counts and Maureen was convicted on 7 counts of corruption. Most in the know expect them both to see at least a decade behind bars. Of course they are planning an appeal.

In addition to jail time, Bob McDonnell signed into law a bill that strips Virginia elected officials of their pensions if they are convicted of corruption in office. And I assume his law license will also be revoked. So if he gets out of jail after a short time, he will be looking for work. I wonder if he supports $15 per hour for Fast Food workers now?

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Director of the New Internationalism Project at the Marxist Institute For Policy Studies think tank, Phyllis Bennis!

The Right Planet :  Left-wing nutjob Phyllis Bennis appeared on MSNBC’s Comrade Melissa Harris-Perry Show. Comrade Bennis was offended by Bobby Ghosh’s analogy of ISIS to animals and garbage. Apparently such language is a “demonization” that her “dainty liberal stomach just can’t handle.” Huh. Kinda hard to demonize something that’s already demonic. But hey! More proof that you can’t fix stupid.

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The Colossus of Rhodey: Ray Rice and the NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell; Rice, for being a complete a**hole for punching his fiancée unconscious, and Goodell for initially giving him a meager two-game suspension … and then using the recent video footage of Rice’s assault as a pretext to up the suspension to “indefinite.”

Ooooh, “good job,” Rog.

 

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President Barack Obama!!

The Independent Sentinel: I have to give the Weasel of the Week nomination to President Obama for lying to his avid supporter Chuck Todd on national TV. Obama told interviewer Chuck Todd on Meet the Press that he didn’t delay his unlawful executive order to legalize millions of foreigners to save his Democratic senate. It wasn’t a political decision at all.

Obama said the decision to delay was made because he wanted to make sure the public and the congress understand why legalizing millions is the right thing. Politics didn’t enter it, said the most political president in our recent history.

The entire interview was filled with factual errors.

For example, Mr. Obama was asked by Todd about his comment calling ISIS a JV team. Mr. Obama said he didn’t call ISIS a JV team. The fact is that he made the JV comment in reference to the seizure of Fallujah by ISIS. The Washington Post gave Josh Earnest 4 Pinocchios for claiming Mr. Obama was not referring to ISIS. Then, incredibly, Mr. Obama doubled down and repeated the lie himself.

Nice Deb: I have to nominate Barack Obama for still being such a pathetic liar after all these years.

Everybody knows he was referring to ISIS (or ISIL as the Regime and virtually no one else calls them) when he called them “JV” back in January. The Washington Post Fact checker and even the hacks at Politifact have called him out on it.

Yet he and his poor spokesman Josh Earnest have doubled down on the ridonculous lie that he was referring to other terror groups – not ISIS.

He can’t just once in his life, admit that he got something wrong?

Did he really expect his lapdogs  to swallow their pride and push his alternative BS?

It’s true, they’ll let the story drop out of the news cycle before they would if it were a Republican lying to the American people’s faces.

But they are at least making the weasel squirm a little in the the meantime, which is the least they can do.

Well, there it is! Are these worthy weasels or what? Check back Thursday to see which Weasel walks off with the statuette of shame!

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