The Westboro Baptists just called to say, “Dude, it’s a funeral. Inappropes!”
The Westboro Baptists just called to say, “Dude, it’s a funeral. Inappropes!”
“I think it’s very hard to untangle the motives of this shooter,” Mr. Obama said of the gunman, Micah X. Johnson. “By definition if you shoot people who pose no threat to you, you have a troubled mind.”
“The fact that this took place in a black church obviously also raises questions about a dark part of our history. This is not the first time that black churches have been attacked. And we know that hatred across races and faiths pose a particular threat to our democracy and our ideals.”
Conclusion: Barack Obama can read minds, but only those of white racists.
Also, Ace links to this interview where a pair of #BlackLivesMatter activists were asked, “What do you want from white people?” The question is met first with awkward silence, and then with an obvious attempt to change the subject. To the question, “What actual racism have you suffered in your life,” the BLM activist can only come up with her boss suggesting her hairstyle was not professional. Not exactly Bull Connor with a firehose.
The Obama Administration, sensing that its time to “fundamentally transform” America is running out, is planning a final year push to seed peaceful suburban communities with violent inner city thugs.
The scheme involves super-sizing vouchers to help urban poor afford higher rents in pricey areas, such as Westchester County, while assigning them government real-estate agents called “mobility counselors” to secure housing in the exurbs.
Castro plans to launch the Section 8 reboot this fall, even though a similar program tested a few years ago in Dallas has been blamed for shifting violent crime to affluent neighborhoods.
It’s all part of a grand scheme to forcibly desegregate inner cities and integrate the outer suburbs.
Anticipating NIMBY resistance, Castro last month threatened to sue suburban landlords for discrimination if they refuse even Section 8 tenants with criminal records. And last year, he implemented a powerful new regulation — “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” — that pressures all suburban counties taking federal grant money to change local zoning laws to build more low-income housing (landlords of such properties are required to accept Section 8 vouchers).
Everywhere this scheme has tried, it’s led to higher rates of violent crime and property crime in the areas targeted while not leading the beneficiaries of the scheme to better educational or economic performance. The leftist response has been to double down on failure and threaten critics with legal action.
There’s really not much option if you’re one of the suburban homeowners targeted by this program but to purchase a firearm and learn how to use it effectively; unless you live in New York, California, Connecticut, New Jersey or some other state where your Constitutional Right of Self-Defense has been infringed to the point of meaninglessness.
The long-term focus had to be the root causes of radicalism, and the frustrations that caused 19 fairly well-educated kids to come and murder 3,000. I came to the conclusion that forms of society matter. And one reason people were frustrated is that nobody ever listens to them. There’s a group of elites that dominate their lives. And the more educated people have become in the 21st century, the more frustrated they grow, because nobody seems to care what they think.
Terrorism against third parties is not the default response to an indifferent and detached political elite in non-Mohammedan cultures. If it were, the Republican base would have been hijacking airplanes and flying them into skyscrapers ever since Bush’s Amnesty push.
[Obama] has never believed that terrorism poses a threat to America commensurate with the fear it generates. Even during the period in 2014 when isis was executing its American captives in Syria, his emotions were in check. Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s closest adviser, told him people were worried that the group would soon take its beheading campaign to the U.S. “They’re not coming here to chop our heads off,” he reassured her. Obama frequently reminds his staff that terrorism takes far fewer lives in America than handguns, car accidents, and falls in bathtubs do. Several years ago, he expressed to me his admiration for Israelis’ “resilience” in the face of constant terrorism, and it is clear that he would like to see resilience replace panic in American society. Nevertheless, his advisers are fighting a constant rearguard action to keep Obama from placing terrorism in what he considers its “proper” perspective, out of concern that he will seem insensitive to the fears of the American people.
So, Obama thinks concern about terrorism is over-rated, but he wants people to be absolutely outraged about people who are skeptical of Anthropogenic Climate Change and cops who write too many speeding tickets on black people.
Now, it’s true that there have been some hysterically over-reactive and counterproductive responses to terrorism in the past, like the creation of the TSA, for example, and NSA spying on American citizens (both of which Obama supports, by the way). But Obama’s state of denial and indifference about terrorism is just as irresponsible in the opposite direction.
Also, the Obama Regime is refusing to acknowledge that the genocide being committed by ISIS is, in fact, genocide. Either because acknowledging it might require him to do something about it, or because since it’s happening to Christians he just doesn’t give a damn.
The president… made it clear he didn’t see why phones should be off limits. If, technologically, it is possible to make an impenetrable device where there is no key, no door at all, how do we apprehend the child pornographer, how do we disrupt a terrorist plot?
How do we identify pot dealers so we can SWAT their homes in the middle of the night? How do we identify the gun owners? How do we identify people who say unsupportive things about Mohammedans? Or, kulaks who selfishly withhold property that should be shared for the common good?
“It’s fetishizing our phones above every other value,” he said. “And that can’t be the right answer. If [the government] can’t get in, then everyone is walking around with a Swiss bank account in their pocket.”
By “Swiss Bank Accounts,” he meant, “A distressing amount of privacy and personal liberty.
This is what Obama usually does at funerals so probably best he doesn't go anyway. pic.twitter.com/pmPCmzgugN
— Countermoonbat (@CounterMoonbat) February 17, 2016
As of today, there is only one year left in the Obama Presidency. This could be a time to reflect on his disastrous policies – doubling the national debt, strangling the economy under a record number of new regulations, turning the Middle East into a giant tire fire – but instead, let’s mark this anniversary by recalling some of the most embarrassing moments of the Obama presidency.
That’s just off the top of my head. What other embarrassments has this president inflicted on our country.
President Obama teared up during a speech on gun control. I don’t think he’s cried like that since Reggie Love said, “It’s not you, it’s me…”
See that Putin? See that ISIS? Yeah, I bet they’re quaking in their boots.
Or laughing. Like they laughed at this.
He also denied once again that he was going to confiscate guns. You can file that promise between “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor,” and “Don’t be silly, it’s not like people with religious objections are going to be forced to participate in gay weddings.”
“A violent felon can buy the exact same weapon over the internet with no background check, no questions asked.”
Really? Please provide me with the URL of that website where it’s totally legal for a convicted felon to do that.
Update: The partisan hacks at Politifact rated the statement as “mostly true,” using tortured logic that amounts to “people can use the internet to get illegal things.” Yes, you can use Craigslist or Facebook to hook up with heroin or an underage prostitute; but expanded backgrounds checks won’t change that either.
The measures he announced today are baby steps… but they are baby steps in the direction of the ultimate goal of outlawing the private ownership of firearms, as admitted by the founder of the National Council to Control Handguns (which was rebranded as the Brady Campaign), Democrat members of the New Jersey Legislature, and more recently by a Maryland Deputy Attorney General.
But anyway, the tears are meant to show he cares.
He cares a lot.
Yeah, you bet he cares a lot. Yeah.
In the Bizarro world of “htraE” (“Earth” spelled backwards), society is ruled by the Bizarro Code which states “Us do opposite of all Earthly things! Us hate beauty! Us love ugliness! Is big crime to make anything perfect on Bizarro World!” In one episode, for example, a salesman is doing a brisk trade selling Bizarro bonds: “Guaranteed to lose money for you”. Later, the mayor appoints Bizarro No. 1 to investigate a crime, “Because you are stupider than the entire Bizarro police force put together”. This is intended and taken as a great compliment. – Wikipedia
Last week, there was a jihadist terror attack in a Gun Free Zone in a state with harsh and restrictive gun control laws. The two jihadis murdered 14 innocent people for Islam. One of the jihadis was a recent immigrant. One of their neighbors suspected they were up to no good, but was afraid to say anything for fear of being called racist.
How would Bizarro President respond?
How did Obama respond?
America has been fundamentally transformed into Bizarro World.
The ideological success of Obama-ism, to the degree that it exists, rests largely in using sympathetic media, universities, foundations, the entertainment industry, and billionaire progressive activists — in the other words, the small but highly wealthy, influential and powerful coastal populations — to convince Americans that it is hip and cool to support agendas that they otherwise suspect, and to scare them that the alternative is a racist, sexist, homophobic America run by wealthy, cruel white male Christians.
The goal of mass migration, open borders, and an expansion of the welfare state was to create new voters, who would be both dependent on those who administered and promised greater government largess and yet enraged at those privileged enough to pay for it. The message was embedded within the non-ending administration disparagement (“spread the wealth,” “you didn’t build that,” “no time to profit,” “punish our enemies,” “nation of cowards,” “my people”) and presidential incitement in the Ferguson and Travyon Martin cases.
Otherwise, there is no Democratic agenda per se that is workable. Progressivism has become as nihilistic as Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, and the cry-bully movement on campuses—all liberal children that devoured their parents while winning zero support among the populace.
“No one, other than the Butcher Assad and the unspeakable al-Baghdadi, is as responsible for the humanitarian catastrophe in Syria as is President Obama. No one has committed more sins of omission, no one has so ruthlessly sacrificed the well-being of Syria’s people for his own ends, as the man in the White House. In all the world, only President Obama had the ability to do anything significant to prevent this catastrophe; in all the world no one turned his back so coldly and resolutely on the suffering Syrians as the man who sits in the White House today—a man who is now lecturing his fellow citizens on what he insists is their moral inferiority before his own high self-esteem.”
Barack Obama on Monday gleefully mocked the Republican presidential candidates who have called him weak on the world stage, suggesting the would-be tough guys “can’t handle a bunch of CNBC moderators.”
“Let me tell you, if you can’t handle those guys then I don’t think the Chinese and the Russians are going to be too worried about it,” Obama said during an Democratic fundraiser at the Richard Rodgers Theater in Manhattan, drawing laughter and applause from a crowd of more than 1,300
supporterstrained leftist seals.
A few points:
President Obama spends an awful lot of his time picking fights with his opponents, making outrageous and counter-factual statements, and behaving like a complete boor. It’s not just who he is, it’s a strategy.
Major Garrett detailed the White House’s calculated effort to be controversial and provocative in 2014: This is the White House theory of “Stray Voltage.” It is the brainchild of former White House Senior Adviser David Plouffe, whose methods loom large long after his departure. The theory goes like this: Controversy sparks attention, attention provokes conversation, and conversation embeds previously unknown or marginalized ideas in the public consciousness.
Mickey Kaus characterizes the approach as “gaslighting” – giving your opponent a legitimate reason to get angry, then turning around and pointing to their anger as evidence they’re unhinged, obsessed, incapable of governing responsibly, etcetera.
President Obama made clear he refuses to be a lame duck; instead, the passage of the 2014 midterms only liberated him from worrying about what the public thinks. An executive-order amnesty, enacting an Iran deal opposed by a bipartisan majority of the Senate, even renaming Mount McKinley – Obama’s charging ahead with everything that was too controversial before Obama’s reelection campaign or the midterm elections. Two years after negotiating the end of 18 percent of the Bush tax cuts – about $624 billion — Obama proposed $320 billion in new tax hikes. The White House later indicated the president was “very interested” in exploring the option of raising taxes through executive action.
Free community college? Hey, it’s never going to become law, so why not propose it and make Republicans look mean for not enacting it? Goofing around with a selfie stick? Go right ahead. Chewing gum at an international summit? Hey, what are they going to do, impeach him?
The other half of the equation is how much the Democrat base loves that Obama is angering conservatives. Most Democrats (and a lot of Republicans) care less about policy than about whether their team is “winning.” If Obama is making conservatives mad, then he is “winning.” It’s a very middle-school-girl way of looking at things, but middle-school-girl is where most of the left is, emotional-maturity-wise.
An enraged Hillary Rodham Clinton blew up at President Obama, demanding he “call off your f–king dogs” looking into her e-mails during a tense Oval Office meeting, according to a new book.
The book, “Unlikeable: The Problem with Hillary,” says the former first lady was furious at what she believed were damaging leaks by Obama aides that led to investigations of her use of a private e-mail server as secretary of state. So she went right to the top to settle the matter.
Obama is having the Pope over for dinner. This is not surprising, ideologically the Pope and the Preezy are two peas in a socialist pod. However, Obama decided to be a **** and invite a bunch of people who oppose Catholic Church doctrine to dinner as well.
On the eve of Pope Francis’s arrival in the U.S., the Vatican has taken offense at the Obama administration’s decision to invite to the pope’s welcome ceremony transgender activists, the first openly gay Episcopal bishop and an activist nun who leads a group criticized by the Vatican for its silence on abortion and euthanasia.
Can you imagine Obama hosting the leadership of Cuba and inviting anti-Communist dissidents? I cannot.
Since Obama wanted to troll the Pope, why not go the distance and invite these esteemed members of the LGBT community and Democrat Coalition:
Obama waited five days before being shamed into flying the flag half-mast in honor of the five Marines murdered by an immigrant Jihadist.
I guess the Preezy figures that gay couples vote for him, and dead Marines don’t.
Major Garrett of CBS News asked the president a legitimate question yesterday, and the president lost his temper. The press corps went went nanners attacking Garrett for “disrespecting” their president… for asking a legitimate question.
Their are very few real journalists working in the American news media today, most of them could better be described as “Democrat Media Operatives.” But their fierce, almost tribal defense of Obama and attacks against his critics are not mere partisanship. A lot of that anger comes from the MFM knowing that Obama is not the massive genius intellect they sold the public in 2008. That he isn’t a great and awesome president. He isn’t even as cool as they would like to believe he is. He’s a mediocrity elevated far above his gifts, and that his presidency is a trail of failure and damage to the country.
The press actually gets to see Obama unfiltered. They know he’s a mediocrity at best, but they sold him. He is their product and their prize; America’s First Black President. Race, party, and ego trump everything else. And when someone like Major Garrett, or before him, Neil Munro of the Daily Caller, exposes the president’s mediocrity, the press turns on him.
It’s like “The Emperor’s New Clothes” only at the end, the truth-telling kid gets beaten to death by the angry mob trying to protect the delusions of their delusional and mediocre king.
When Obama goes home to Kenya, he’s supposedly going to be greeted by 5,000 naked protesters who don’t agree with his pandering to the gay left.
Vincent Kidala, the party’s leader, wrote to the Police on Monday to notify the authorities of the planned protest march from Nairobi’s Freedom Corner to the streets of the capital.
He said the protest would involve “totally naked men and women” to “demonstrate the difference between men and women.
“The procession shall be carried out by approximately 5,000 totally naked men and women to protest the President Barack Obama’s open and aggressive support for Homosexuality.
“The party’s main objective is for him to understand the difference between a man and a woman,” he said in the letter to the Police.
Differences between men and women, how quaint.
Unfortunately, a certain level of historical literacy is necessary to understand this shop.
The outline of the deal is this, Iran gets sanctions lifted and access to billions of dollars in Iranian funds held in overseas banks. Obama gets a promise that Iran won’t develop nuclear weapons.
The real deal is that Obama has prevented outside military action from interfering with Iran’s nuclear development program; which was the objective all along.