Thursday, September 13, 2012
Speaking the Unspeakable
Our greatest threat is our own president?
|By Kate Obenshain -- Washington Times -- September 13
For Barack Obama, Muslims can do no wrong
Maintaining diversity at all costs
On 9/11, in response to an anti-Islam video that went viral on YouTube last week, Obama's Egyptian embassy released a statement deploring "the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions." This is beyond imagination: On 9/11, the anniversary of the attacks by radical Islamists on our nation, Islamic protestors compromised the U.S. embassy in Cairo, tearing the American flag to shreds to cries of "We are Usama!" and the Obama administration responds that our concern needs to be the "hurt feelings" of Muslims. [...]
There are reasonable concerns about Islam --- such as the growing influence of Shariah law --- that should be discussed in a free, open and intellectually respectful atmosphere. Mr. Obama is systematically neutralizing our ability to have those discussions by labeling anyone who disagrees with him anti-Islam, anti-woman, anti-middle class, anti-whatever the issue on which they disagree with the president.
Video Suggests Obama is a Muslim (almost 8 million have seen it)
Obama admits that he is a Muslim. Obama bowing before a Muslim king. Obama talking about his Muslim family. Obama quoting from the Koran. Obama defending Islam.
|Phoenix Business Journal sc
Meddling Mexican in Arizona spewing more globalist bile
Former Mexican president Vicente Fox was in Peoria today, and said he blamed U.S. drug consumption for the violence perpetrated by Mexico's drug cartels in recent years. -- Fox was in Peoria Thursday at an event focused on boosting trade between Arizona and Mexico, and advocating a less hard-line approach when it comes to illegal [aliens]...
Here comes the caliphate...
Cairo -- The F.B.I. is warning that the violent outrage aimed at U.S. embassies over a film mocking the Prophet Mohammed could be spread to America by extremist groups eager to "exploit anger." -- A Joint Intelligence Bulletin issued by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security said "the risk of violence could increase both at home and abroad as the film continues to gain attention."
Exclusive: America 'was warned of embassy attack but did nothing'
The killings of the US ambassador to Libya and three of his staff were likely to have been the result of a serious and continuing security breach, The Independent can reveal. -- American officials believe the attack was planned, but Chris Stevens had been back in the country only a short while and the details of his visit to Benghazi, where he and his staff died, were meant to be confidential...
|Patrick J. Buchanan -- VDare.com
After Libya, is it time to come home from the Middle East?
Is it not long past time to do a cost-benefit analysis of our involvement in the Middle and Near East? -- In this brief century alone, we have fought the two longest wars in our history there, put our full moral authority behind an "Arab Spring" that brought down allies in Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen, and provided the air power that saved Benghazi and brought down Moammar Gadhafi....
|The American Thinker -- Bellevue, Wash.
Michelle Malkin blasts Obama over American deaths
Malkin starts her comments at 2:14 in the video. -- "These optics suck White House! I mean we have 4 Americans who are dead who were butchered and slaughtered because this administration did not have the foresight to fortify these embassies on the eleventh anniversary of 9/11." -- "And there he is with all of his fanboys and fangirls in Vegas raising money while they scream 'I love you!' in the middle of an international crisis."
|Seattle Times c scc
Proof of legal status urged for applicants for driver's licenses
Outgoing Secretary of State Sam Reed is urging state lawmakers to pass legislation next year requiring those applying for a driver's license or ID card in Washington to show proof of lawful presence --- something 48 other states now require. -- Reed's recommendation to the 2013 Legislature is based on the inability of his office to use a massive immigration database that election officials had hoped to use to scrub noncitizens from the state's voter-registration rolls...
|Anthony Martin -- The Examiner
Report says ObamaCare to result in higher death rate for seniors
In 1997 when Congress and the Clinton administration cut payment rates to hospitals for the treatment of Medicare patients, statistics show that death rates increased by 7 percent in those facilities that incurred the most drastic cuts. -- Based upon the statistics from 1997, a new report today indicates that ObamaCare will result in higher death rates for senior adults due to the drastic cuts in the amount hospitals will be paid...
|San Diego Union-Tribune
Raid nets Turkish pedicab drivers
Federal immigration officials have ordered 24 Turkish nationals to leave the U.S. after they were found operating pedicabs illegally in downtown San Diego. -- Those affected, students from Turkish colleges, were detained after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents executed arrest warrants at four San Diego locations late last month...
Insider: All you've heard about Obama is true... and worst is yet to come
You receive this message as you likely look over the latest reports coming from the crisis that is now truly engulfing the Middle East. What symbolism to be found in such tragic events for America taking place yesterday, September 11th? As we all remember with a mixture of sadness, horror , and righteous anger those events of 2001, we are then greeted with yet more tragedy yesterday from the very same hatred...
|Anthony Martin -- The Examiner
Obama rejects meeting with Netanyahu but invites Muslim Brotherhood
One of the many stories fueled by the raids on U.S. embassies by Islamic extremists in Egypt and Libya has been that President Obama rejected a meeting requested by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. -- Critics have been swift to condemn the president over the rejection, particularly in light of the most recent intelligence reports indicating that Iran now has a cache of nuclear missiles that can hit any Israeli city...
Obama on Egypt: He no longer considers them an ally...
President Barack Obama made some curious comments on Wednesday about the current relationship between the United States and Egypt. In a sit-down with the Spanish-language channel Telemundo, he responded to the violent anti-American attacks taking place in the Middle East. He also delved into his views on whether Egypt is still a U.S. ally --- and his answer may surprise you...
|Hays (Kansas) Post
Hotel owners indicted on charges of hiring illegals
The owners of an Overland Park, Kan., hotel have been indicted on charges of knowingly hiring [illegal aliens] who were paid less than other employees, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today. -- Munir Ahmad Chaudary, 51, and his wife, Rhonda R. Bridge, 40, both of Overland Park, are charged with the following crimes: One count of conspiracy to harbor [illegal aliens] for personal gain...
|Michelle Malkin -- Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal
Revisiting the DHS's smear of the Tea Party movement
In the wake of the horrific Sikh temple shootings in Wisconsin, left-wing barrel-scrapers are demanding that talk-radio giant Rush Limbaugh and other conservatives apologize for criticizing a 2009 Department of Homeland Security report that hyped an ominous new wave of violent "rightwing extremism." -- I don't apologize. I call foul. -- The media lowlifes who exploit every tragic shooting...
First invaders OK'd for Obama's unconstitutional deferral scheme
Less than two months before a presidential election in which both parties are fighting for the key Hispanic vote, the Obama administration has approved the first wave of applications from young illegal immigrants hoping to avoid deportation and get a work permit. -- The Homeland Security Department is notifying a small group of people this week that they have been approved to stay in the country for two years...
Regime acknowledged releasing illegals who didn't fit 'priority' for deportation
Letters obtained by The Daily Caller show the Obama administration has acknowledged releasing illegal [aliens] from law enforcement custody and back into the general U.S. population even when they are outside the qualifications outlined in the president's new immigration policy. -- In March, the administration released an illegal alien from law enforcement custody for the reason that he did not "fit" any administrative "priority" for deportation...
More domestic spying
In a 301 to 118 decision, the US House of Representatives has voted in favor of the FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012, a bill which will extend the US government's previously established warrantless wiretapping programs for the next five years. The bill preserves far-reaching and highly controversial enhancements to government surveillance powers granted under amendments to...
|Edwin Cline -- Family Security Matters
Come and get it, Hillary
It's much like the alignment of the planets to produce some catastrophic force, or the convergence of two storm systems: The U.S. remembers 9/11. On 9/11/2012, Muslim mobs assault the U.S. embassy in Cairo, hauling down the U.S. flag and raising the black flag of jihad. In Benghazi, Libya, hours later, another mob launches a military-style attack on the U.S. consulate, killing the U.S. ambassador and staff members...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner
Illegal Alien: "It's not easy to find a job like that"
On Monday, a Tacoma News Tribune article spun quite a sympathetic tale of Oscar Campos Estrada, an illegal alien currently incarcerated at Tacoma's Northwest Detention Center, facing deportation proceedings. It seems that the Mexican national was arrested for driving on a suspended drivers' license, "an offense he'd been busted for several times before," according to the article...
Sebelius illegally campaigned on taxpayer's dime
Independent federal legal officials have concluded that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius violated federal law by conducting political activity "in an official capacity," according to a statement released on Wednesday. -- "Sebelius violated the Hatch Act when she made extemporaneous partisan remarks in a speech delivered in her official capacity on February 25, 2012," the news release from...
|KRGV-TV -- Weslaco, Texas
Firefights, blockades reported in Mexico border town
Reynosa, Tamps., Mex. -- Blockades and shootouts were reported throughout Reynosa and other border communities on Tuesday. -- Residents said the firefights involved Mexican military and cartel members. They said cartel members blocked Colonia Benito Juarez, near the highway to San Fernando, for several hours. -- Blockades also were reported near the Televisa television station on Colonia La Prensa...
Usual suspects want bias probe of Fox, talk radio
Latino groups Wednesday blamed a surge in hate crimes against Hispanics on harmful stereotypes portrayed on TV and in conservative media and are asking the administration to probe Fox News and talk radio, two media cited by the groups as the worst perpetrators. -- "We want the government to investigate this," said Alex Nogales, president of the National Hispanic Media Coalition...
|Tyler Durden -- Zero Hedge
US totalitarianism loses major battle
Back in January, Pulitzer winning journalist Chris Hedges sued President Obama and the recently passed National Defense Authorization Act, specifically challenging the legality of the Authorization for Use of Military Force or, the provision that authorizes military detention for people deemed to have "substantially supported" al Qaeda, the Taliban or "associated forces." Hedges called the president's action allowing...
Lebanon News: US ambassador was raped before he was killed
This report just broke from an Arabic site called "Lebanon News." The Arabic Lebanon News (Tayyar.org) is the number one Lebanese online news site (ranked number eight of all sites in the nation) and has significant coverage throughout the Arab world. --What follows is the rough Google Translation of the site's report on the Ambassador's gruesome murder...
|Bare Naked Islam Jerry Brown
Gov. Moonbeam signs bill allowing Muslims to hide faces in workplace
Yes, I know, this Workplace Religious Freedom Act also applies to Sikhs and Jews who wear headgear, but the real reason for this legislation is the constant lawsuits filed by the litigation jihadists from CAIR, on behalf of Muslim women who want to throw their religion in our faces, by covering theirs. -- Even better, when Muslim women get their headbags tangled up in a piece of equipment and get injured... islamists
U.S. embassies attacked in Yemen, Egypt after Libya envoy killed
Demonstrators attacked the U.S. embassies in Yemen and Egypt on Thursday in protest at a film they consider blasphemous to Islam and American warships headed to Libya after the death of the U.S. ambassador there in related violence earlier in the week. -- Hundreds of Yemeni demonstrators broke through the main gate of the heavily fortified compound in eastern Sanaa, shouting "We sacrifice ourselves for you, Messenger of God"...
U.S. State Dept. alerts travelers in wake of embassy protests
U.S. embassies in at least seven countries in the Middle East, Africa and the Caucuses are warning of possible anti-American protests following an attack on the consulate in Benghazi, Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans, the Associated Press reports. -- The killings in Libya followed demonstrations in front of Cairo's U.S. Embassy Tuesday, where protesters tore down the U.S. flag...
Jobless claims continue to spiral out of control
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits rose more than projected last week, showing scant improvement on the outlook for jobs. -- Jobless claims increased 15,000 in the week ended Sept. 8, the biggest gain in almost two months, to 382,000, Labor Department figures showed today in Washington. The median forecast of 50 economists surveyed by Bloomberg called for 370,000 claims...
Middle East boondoggle continues to come apart
Sana'a, Yemen -- Demonstrators breached a security wall at the American Embassy in the Yemeni capital of Sana'a on Thursday, as the mission was attacked by angry protesters amid escalating anti-American sentiment. -- The protests are the latest to roil the Middle East over the online release of a film produced in the United States that denigrates Prophet Mohammed... [See 2011 flashback from Rick Oltman]