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Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday Afternoon Roundup - Bumps in the Road



BUMPS IN THE ROAD

Charles Woods, the father of murdered SEAL Tyrone Woods, has given several interviews and described meeting Obama and Hillary Clinton.

[Obama] when he came over to our little area, I could tell, he kind of just mumbled.  You know, “I’m sorry.” His face was looking at me, but his eyes were looking over my shoulder like he could not look me in the eye.  And it was not a sincere, “I’m really sorry” you know “that your son died.” It was a totally insincere, more of a whining type, “I’m sorry.” And it was like shaking hands with a dead fish.  It just didn’t feel right.

 And Hillary had something even better to offer him. "She did not appear to be one bit sincere at all.  She mentioned that thing about, “We’re going to have that person arrested and prosecuted that did the video."

This acknowledges that the prosecution of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, aka Mark Basseley Youssef has nothing to do with parole violations. It's a political prosecution with the decision made by the White House and the State Department. And that makes the man who has been detained for a month, America's first political prisoner in generations.

Clinton’s State Department botched Benghazi and the entire illegal Libyan War and when she met the father of the man who stood and fought against impossible odds, facing down the killers who had been set loose by the Obama Administration’s illegal war, all that she could think to tell him was that the Bill of Rights and the Constitution that his son had sworn an oath to support and defend would be trashed to appease his son’s killers.

But those are just non-optimal bumps in the road, as Obama would put it.
 
We are learning more of what happened in Benghazi every single day.


Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty disobeyed orders and left a CIA safe house to try and save those at the consulate.

And once there they fought a desperate fight, evacuating the consulate employees and “for over two hours they were able to fight back against approximately 200 al-Qaeda terrorists”. Numerous calls were issued for help and went unanswered.

Instead of their bravery holding the line and inspiring a rescue effort, they were left to die under orders from Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta held a pathetic news conference explaining that there wasn't enough intel to act. The photo that illustrates this article comes from that conference.

We — we quickly responded, as General Dempsey said, in terms of deploying forces to the region. We had FAST platoons in the region. We had ships that we had deployed off of Libya. And we were prepared to respond to any contingency and certainly had forces in place to do that.

But — but the basic principle here — basic principle is that you don’t deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on;

And who knew what was going on? Sure there were multiple calls for help over the period of an extended firefight. There was a drone overhead and a CIA office on the ground. There was an extended workup on the attackers, even from the declassified documents that we saw, so that Panetta and Co. knew what armaments they had at their disposal. And AC-130U gunships were already there and would not have required putting anyone on the ground. The SEALS asked for them to come and painted the mortars as targets. But still they were denied.

Senate Homeland Security Committee insiders are calling this an "Administration Wide Breakdown" This wasn't about putting "forces in harm's way". That doesn't hold water. Not when there were plenty of forces on the ground already in harm's way.

Charles Woods has some strong words for Obama, Clinton, Panetta and Co

 “If in fact those people in the White House were as courageous and had the moral strength that my son Ty had, immediately, within minutes of when they found there was a first attack they would have given permission, not denied permission, for those C130s to have gone up there.

“I don’t know much about weapons but it’s coming out right now that they actually had laser focused on the mortars that were being sent to kill my son. And they refused to pull the trigger. They refused to send in those C130s. To me, I’m an attorney, this may not be the legal test of murder. But to me that is not only cowardice, but those people who made the decision and who knew about the decision and lied about it, are murderers of my son.

“That’s a very strong statement for me to make, but for their benefit they need to clear their conscience."
But do they have a conscience? That's the question?

Both Panetta and Dempsey look sick and disgusted in that photo. Those are not the appearances of men discussing a routine situation. Those are the appearances of men of loose morals who have done dirty things for politicians before who feel sickened by what they are being asked to do and the potential  cost to their careers and their souls.



AT LEAST OBAMA ENDED THE WAR IN IRAQ

... or not. As it turns out, Al Qaeda in Iraq played a major role in the Benghazi attack. And in another attack targeting the US embassy in Jordan.

Obama didn't defeat Al Qaeda and he didn't leave Iraq behind. The Washington Post endorsement of him even mentions his failure to stabilize Iraq before pulling out.





THE NAACP IS DYING

This was an article that I wrote about the NAACP's voter fraud and felon voter projects, but I thought it might be interesting to excerpt these parts about the NAACP's viability and future.

The NAACP is outdated as its name and there’s only so much time that it can spend fundraising off its ancient history. The NAACP has drifted so far off its mission that its advocacy programs include promoting gay marriage, fighting obesity and pushing global warming. In ten years the NAACP will be indistinguishable from every other liberal group pushing the same exact causes with the same exact talking points.

The NAACP is so terminally unhip that Obama skipped it this election cycle, passing it up for the Urban League, while sending noted civil rights hero, Joe Biden in his place. The average age of an NAACP member is 58. The average age of an AARP member is 64 making it only slightly older than the NAACP.

The NAACP runs constant deficits and has been shutting down branches. Its membership numbers were a closely guarded secret for a long time. Confidential documents estimated that the group was down to 178,000 in the 1980s. Despite claims otherwise, it’s probably even lower now.

So why is the NAACP still around?

In the last few years, the NAACP has shamelessly mortgaged its history to vocally defend voter fraud... All that the NAACP is good for is being taken out once a year to denounce any attempt at preventing the “Vote Early, Vote Often” election strategy of Chicago politics.

The NAACP exists only because white people recognize the brand and accept its moral authority



HOW OBAMACARE WILL KILL AFRICAN-AMERICANS

Here's an issue that the NAACP would care about, if it had any legitimacy whatsoever. And it's about the grim consequences of ObamaCare, intended and unintended.

Meet SEC. 1151 of ObamaCare. Its innocuous title is Reducing Potentially Preventable Hospital Readmissions. Its reality is that it exists to keep elderly Medicare patients from being readmitted to hospitals by forcing hospitals to reduce such readmissions.

The analysis of the penalties shows that 80 percent of the hospitals that have a lot of  low-income patients will lose Medicare funds in the fiscal year starting in October. Sixty-seven percent of the hospitals treating few poor patients are going to be penalized, the analysis shows.

Studies have found that African-Americans are more likely to be readmitted than other patients, leading some experts to be concerned that hospitals that treat many blacks will end up being unfairly punished.

And those hospitals will end up closing their ERs or finding new ways not to readmit patients. Those hardest hit will be poor black people. Exactly the people that the redistributionists claim to want to help.



DEBATING OBAMA

Anyone listening to Obama would have to conclude, like Voltaire’s Pangloss, that we truly live in the best of all possible worlds. During the Bush administration, liberal pols like Obama liked to claim that they were part of the reality-based community. But as Calvin of “Calvin and Hobbes” said, “I’m not in denial. I’m just very selective about the reality I accept.” Obama would appear to have joined Calvin’s selective reality community.

Instead of discussing foreign affairs and national security, the Contender-in-Chief did his best to divert the debate with a talking point that he called “Nation Building at Home.” “Nation Building” is usually a term reserved for the reconstruction of backward or broken nations. That Obama insisted on applying it to the United States was telling, but even more telling was that his big idea for the debate was not only a distraction but a call to repeat the same disastrous stimulus and shovel-ready project boondoggles that had dug the country 16 trillion dollars into debt.

Obama’s idea of a foreign policy agenda is to borrow trillions of dollars from China to invest in green energy and teachers unions while calling it nation building. Left unasked was the question of what nation would we be building—America or China?

There's more. Unfortunately there's lots more.




WHY BENGHAZI AND FORT HOOD ARE THE SAME COVERUP

Muslims carry out a devastating attack on Americans. The assembled information points to the Islamist motivation of the attackers, but Obama and the media cover up the real motivations and look for a third factor to assign blame to.

Nidal Hasan was suffering from second-hand PTSD. A military assault on a consulate in the middle of a city dominated by Islamists was due to an offensive YouTube video. In both cases the truth had to be covered up and quickly.

...and the song remains the same




VIOLENT ATTACKS ON WHITES INCREASED BY 18 PERCENT

Pretty much what it says. Violent crimes on white jumped by 18 percent, on men by 27 percent and on the elderly by 91 percent. Old white men.



EUROPE IS RACIST...

...but not according to African migrants who have gotten a taste of life in the Muslim world.

The migrants are reluctant to believe that they might meet more racism in Europe than in Morocco. If they finally manage to cross the border “Black and white people are good together,” claims Aboubakr. “In Holland, there are many blacks on the national soccer team. Moroccans are just jealous.”



NEWS AND VIEWS

Meet the horse soldiers who won the War in Afghanistan... before Obama lost it.

Before Obama’s disastrous Afghanistan surge cost 1,500 American lives and 15,000 wounded, before wars were won by “Hearts and Minds” and CVE, the War in Afghanistan was won by America’s horse soldiers.

Near Ground Zero stands a sculpture of a mounted special forces soldier titled, “De Oppresso Liber” or “To Liberate the Oppressed”, the motto of the Special Forces. The unveiling of the monument was attended by Vice President Biden and General Petraeus.

As a clueless technocrat, Obama has never been able to understand that you do not defeat an enemy with drones from thousands of miles away, but through the sacrifice of brave men and women, fighting under “non-optimal” conditions and adapting to their environment.

Will Obama launch a war as an October Surprise? My thoughts on why not. Has Obama really stood on the side of democracy... or the side of Islamists?

Obama did not mention Islam even once in the debate... and we never lost Syria because we never had Syria.

The Free Syrian Army wants weapons from us and then they’ll want us to upgrade our commitment by opening a No Fly Zone and acting as their air force. And then once we’ve helped them take over Syria, we can watch our consulate in Aleppo burning on the evening news.

And a brief spotlight on Ben Emmerson, special rapporteur on Human Rights to the UN who threatened Americans that if they voted for Romney, they would face human rights sanctions because of Romney's willingness to waterboard Muslim terrorists.

Or rather a spotlight on some of the atrocities committed by just one of Emmerson's Muslim war criminal clients.

 KLA soldiers forced Witness 38 and her relatives to join a convoy of people. At some point, they were taken from the convoy and brought to a mill in Junik. She and her father were forced to undress. She further testified that she  was kept naked for a considerable amount of time and that she was forced to re-join the convoy while still naked. Witness 38 also testified that the soldier forced her to eat a bank book, tore off half of her father’s moustache, and tied both their hands with barbed wire.

The UN and its human rights apparatus, as always, has all the moral authority of Charles Manson and none of the charm.



THE HIP TYRANT

My article, A Star Falls Over Chicago, proved far more popular than expected and has been the topic of a lot of discussion on Free Republic and Jeff Goldstein at Protein Wisdom has commented on it in some depth.

he was a man of constructs and mannered rhetorical tics; a man of tone, not of ideas.  He was a fraud, and to those who don’t find comfort in belonging to a hipster ethos — which is no different than belonging to, say, a chess club or band camp, only on a grander scale — he was a fraud who was trying to turn statism and tyranny into the new cool, the new black, if you will.

...None of these attacks on individual sovereignty were ever cool or hip. Rather, they were an attempt to turn collectivism into a hipster pose, and reduce individualism to a superficial denial of certain truths:  namely, that you didn’t build that, you aren’t ever going to be self-reliant, and that rugged individualism is a punch line, as trite and G-rated as an episode of Little House on the Prairie.

What happened that turned comformist statists chanting Obama’s name into the epitome of cultural hipness?  What made submission to the state an act of supposed defiance of The Man?
The progress of the left has always been to exploit anger, resentment and dissatisfaction, turn them into revolution and then turn the revolution into the building blocks of a new tyranny.

Let's overthrow the system and replace it with a nightmare that will make you think fondly of Louis and Nicholas and Nixon.



SEPTEMBER 11, 2015

Courtesy of Doug Ross, a step into the Twilight Zone of another three years of this. Not four. Only 3.

(FLASH/AP) At approximately 9:03am EST this morning, terrorists believed to have been associated with Ansar al Islam detonated a 15 kiloton atomic weapon in the harbor near Manhattan's battery. Radio reports indicated that the terrorists were operating a speedboat and that a pursuit by the United States Coast Guard was underway when the explosion occurred.

Three Nuclear Emergency Response Teams (NEST) were on the scene and initial casualty reports estimated as many as 75,000 dead and 750,000 wounded. Area hospitals were overwhelmed with cases of severe burns, radiation sickness, and major injuries. A triage facility was established at 103th street/Corona Plaza and all medical personnel were asked to report immediately to their respective facilities.

It's all too plausible, except for the Obama part. Oh sure, Obama's speechwriters would dust off some of Bush's speeches, but no waterboarding and martial law would only be declared to protect Muslim bodega owners from the anger of New Yorkers.



MEANWHILE IN EUROPE

... there appears to be a crackdown on anti-Islamic movements. Pamela Geller has the story from the UK and Gates of Vienna has some coverage of the situation elsewhere in Germany and France.



BRIEF BOOK SPOTLIGHT

Evan Sayet has his book, "The Kindergarten of Eden: How Modern Liberals Think" out. And fellow blogger, Meryl Yourish has put out a young adult fantasy novel, "Darkness Rising"




HOW DESPERATE IS THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN IN OHIO?

So desperate it's courting the murderer and rapist vote.
The Obama campaign has reached out to felons in Ohio, where only those behind bars on election day are barred from voting. Estimates put the eligible felon vote in Ohio at more than 700,000.

Four more years sure has a new meaning over there.



THE RECOVERY, SHE IS COMING

But the data are clear that Obama's economic recovery — which started in June 2009, five months after he was sworn in — has been worse than any recovery since the Great Depression.

Overall economic growth has been slower in this recovery than in any of the previous post-World War II recoveries, according to the Minneapolis Fed, using data from Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Which is as it should be, because government doesn't really cause an economic recovery, it can just slow it down. In worst case scenarios, as in Japan, it can retard it completely.

Obama, like FDR, has badly slowed down the recovery. And he's claiming credit for an anemic recovery, that like drilling, he has done everything possible to kill.



EVERYONE GET ON BOARD THE OBAMA PARTY PLANE

Times are tough. For everybody. Everyone who isn't a government employee. Back during the Bush days, Washingtonite liberals whined to the New York Times that Bush had killed the party circuit, but these days all the privileged champions of the oppressed are dining lavishly at taxpayer expense on the endless Obama party circuit.

President Obama has spent far more lavishly on White House state dinners than previous chief executives, including nearly $1 million on a 2010 dinner for Mexico's president

The Obama extravaganza two years ago for Mexican President Felipe Calderon, which included a performance by pop star Beyonce, cost $969,793, or more than $4,700 per attendee, the documents show.

Gary Walters, who ran presidential household operations for 21 years during Democratic and Republican administrations, before retiring in 2007, told The Examiner the costs reflected in the documents were "excessive. They are high."

The chief usher of the White House from the Reagan to George W. Bush presidencies, Walters consulted a former White House colleague and said neither of them could recall entertainment costs anywhere near those revealed in the documents provided to The Examiner.

"The highest [cost] event we could remember was $190,000 to $200,000 range, and that was for a very large dinner outside that was probably somewhere in the vicinity of 500 people with two different tents," Walters said, noting that the event was held under President Clinton.

Four more years. No?

13 comments:

Geoffrey Britain said...

"Both Panetta and Dempsey look sick and disgusted in that photo. Those are not the appearances of men discussing a routine situation. Those are the appearances of men of loose morals who have done dirty things for politicians before who feel sickened by what they are being asked to do and the potential cost to their careers and their souls."

Sorry Daniel but I have grave doubts that either Panetta or Dempsey (nor H. Clinton) are that concerned for the state of their souls. Panetta without a doubt and Dempsey almost certainly know what happened and knew long before they testified or even spoke to the press.

Wallow deeply enough in the slime and at some point, political loyalty and legitimate concerns for career have to fade into irrelevance, if honor has any place in ones heart and soul.

Had they any honor, self-disgust alone would compel resignation, yet on they linger, apologists to the last.

Their behavior, far more than words, answers the definitive question you pose, "But do they have a conscience?"

No, they don't.

And that makes them not only unfit for office but a disgrace to the contry that they are in fact betraying.

Anonymous said...

In regards to the picture of the two muckety mucks, it is true that their expressions convey something other than the mis-informative spew they try and disseminate. I see the same muscle tone, eye movement, plain weirdness from others, such as Hillary. Others, like Susan Rice, pull it off differently. Like she's explaining a recipe for pancakes and by stating it over and over, it's something all good Americans will understand and come to embrace.

Speaking of hot messes, this country's continued participation in the UN makes absolutely no sense. Let the haters meet on their own turf. They have no business on U.S. soil, anymore. It's not good enough to withhold dollars from the UN. Cut the apron strings completely.

Support begets support. When I don't feel supported, I have no obligation to support you. When you trash me then hold your hands our for money and kind words, you are delusional. That's a simple philosophy that could be taken by the powers that be if it (a) had a spine and/or, (b) wasn't working in conjunction with The America Haters.

I come here for your writing style and the information you put forth. I will honestly state my eyes have yet to roll back into my head when reading here at SK. This article was yet another great read.

It's my sincerest hope you'll go far.

Anonymous said...

"Meet SEC. 1151 of ObamaCare. Its innocuous title is Reducing Potentially Preventable Hospital Readmissions. Its reality is that it exists to keep elderly Medicare patients from being readmitted to hospitals by forcing hospitals to reduce such readmissions."

The key word in this is PREVENTABLE readmissions. Meaning the hospital could have done better. The purpose is to get hospitals to treat patients well the first time around so they do not end up being readmitted unnecessarily. These patients should not have needed to be readmitted in the first place, and the hospital should have done better by them.

Geoffrey Britain said...

Anonymous,
Extending the benefit of the doubt to a bill ramrodded through without due consideration; "You have to vote for it in order to read it" N. Pelosi...even if true, what of the many hospitals that will not get it right the first time? Small consolation to the poor and elderly that, "well it sucks to be you but them's the rules"...

Then in all fairness, exactly how does a hospital underpaid by medicare and medicaid obtain the resources to 'get it right the first time'?

Bad law has human consequences. Bad regulation of medical care means untold and unnecessary misery and lives lost.

That Congress is exempt from this Bill should speak volumes.

Hawkins1701 said...

"THE NAACP IS DYING"

Not fast enough.

It's a gross prostitution and bastardization of anything remotely resembling what Dr. King stood for.

It, like NOW, care not a bit for individuals who share its professed physical identity....but not its preferred politics.

A pox on them both. Our politics will be immeasurably better with their demise.

Anonymous said...

What a pair of sleazes. You can just about see the flies buzzing around Panetta's and Dempsey's heads.

meema said...

Benghazi - “it was a spontaneous protest of an offensive video” no wait...”it might have been terrorists” no wait...”it was terrorists taking advantage of an offensive video” no wait...(if you would stop asking questions we would get our facts straight).

Okay, okay, here it is: Benghazi - “there were no protesters but we couldn’t tell exactly from the live feed and the calls for aid for seven hours what was really going on and since we didn’t want to offend the Libyan government or invade their air space as they were invading our sovereign space, we...just...watched. But we will get to the bottom of this. We will find the perps and...no wait...we did find the lead perp and he is in protective custody so we can’t get to him so our hands are tied on that one.

Wait...here’s the thing...stop asking questions so we can get all the facts straight. You keep asking questions and we can’t coordinate our answers! This is completely political and how dare you taking advantage of this crisis! We have an election to steal, how can we focus on the task at hand if you keep asking absurd questions about a non-event like Benghazi?


Daniel, do you ever feel that knowing and speaking the truth is not unlike screaming in a vacuum?

Dennis Latham said...

I usually get your articles by email, but haven't received any for several days. Just wondering if you sent them out.

VA_Rancher said...

The COST of electing a completely clueless and unqualified poser into the highest seat on the planet has been (and will be) far higher than we realize today.

Even though the beginning of his end is a mere 10 days away, I fear his incompetence, and the many brush fires he has started, have the potential to engulf the world in flames...

Lybia is just the one we KNOW about now...

Mostly I think this administration is merely criminaly ignorant of Islamic Terror, proper warfighting, and foreign policy in general. But some may be complicit in their motives...

Thanks for this summary Daniel.

Keep up the good work.
Be well.

Edward Cline said...

That email "dump" has served the same purpose and played the same discrediting role as the emails between the University of East Anglia and that bevy of plotters to skew the data. Obama, Clinton, Dempsey, Panetta, and Co. "wanted" it to be true that it was all the fault of a YouTube movie, just as the global warming pushers "wanted" their data to be true. And if it wasn’t true, they were willing to lie and alter the data. In both cases, it was the desire to play politics. Unfortunately, Obama, Clinton, Panetta, Dempsey, and Co. will retire with impunity and in comfort, indemnified against the criminal charges Charles Woods would like to see them brought up on.

Chuck Rushton said...

Who's surprised by H.R. Clinton's prevarications? As for Obama, Panetta, Dempsey, again is anyone shocked? Really?

Little-mentioned in this whole sordid affair is the role (or lack thereof) of Gen. David Pretaeus. His stature is greatly diminished, imho.

They all present themselves as spineless, limp-wristed wusses that possess no indications of morals, character, honor, or integrity.

To paraphrase an old Southern adage, if the lot of them were on fire , I wouldn't micturate on any of them.

SabaShimon said...

"Four more years. No?"


No

Anonymous said...

If you are wielding power over military decisions, twice vetoed putting an end to OBL, travels to the Middle East and has discussions with terrorists but is completely invisible to the American public thanks to the Old Guard Media, yet, you're not the elected President of the United States or anyone else that is officially placed in positions of supposed power, then who and what the hell are you. Anyone see comrade Val from The Old Neighborhood, lately?

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