Links and Comments, Aug. 30-31, 2014

They stayed to fight the Islamic State

Let’s stop saying Islamists are fighting “the West”

Obama’s Dept. of Labor has ordered employees not to talk to the Daily Caller

The Night Before  Richard Fernandez is like the prophet crying in the wilderness.  Let us listen to him: “May the farce be with you. Why, oh why is the alarm clock ringing today? There are many reasons. But one no doubt is that the American elite put an empty hat on a pole and ordered everyone who passed to bow down to it, as if bowing were the most natural thing in the world.”

Democrats Lost Male Vote – at last someone turns those polls around, if Republicans lost women’s votes, what about the men?

Apparently John Kerry does at least have a plan, an op ed from the New York Times. To Defeat Terror We Need the World’s Help.  via Tom Macguire at Just One Minute blog.

Who had the Worst Week in Washington?  Mary Landrieu.

Iraqi Forces break militant siege of Shiite town.

A wealth of cartoons here.

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Links and Comments, Aug.29, 2014

About those property taxes – Judge Rules School finance System Unconstitutional.  This won’t be the last we hear of this.

Unions Distance Themselves from Obama Economic  Record

U S Weapons land in Lebanon for Islamic State fight

54% think Obama’s Foreign Policies are not tough enough

Democrats are more afraid of global warming than the threat posed by the Islamic State terrorists, according to a new Pew Research Center poll.   Unfortunately their world view affects  all of us and all around the world.

I can’t help myself, Richard Fernandez always has so much that is quotable: The president’s right: it’s not time to panic. The time to panic was about six months ago. It’s essentially too late to halt the dynamic of events now. Timing matters. Once the batter misses the ball it doesn’t matter how hard he subsequently swings. Someone should tell the president the time to bat is over and the janitor can’t keep the stadium lights on much longer. Read it all here.

If you want to stop ISIS here is what it will take  from the Federalist

Can the Justice Dept Investigate the IRS Impartially?

This is Labor Day weekend and our family has plans.  We are having family dinners both Saturday and Sunday.  I hope your weekend turns out to be as good as we have planned for ours to be.

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Links and Comments, Aug. 28, 2014

Heritage Foundation report on why ISIS is a greater threat than Al Queda  ever was.

My nephew in law wrote this about becoming an American, A Scot No More.

Some Feminists do not like the new technology- fingernail polish- that can detect date rape drugs, I kinda, sorta wonder if it is because they might also use date rape drugs.  Am I too cynical?

Rasmussen reports most voters think the Justice Department is motivated mostly by politics.

Two articles in Slate that probably are caused by the same religion and culture. Tsaernaev sister makes bomb threat  and Minnesota father of nine killed fighting for ISIS in Syria.

Democrats would love to see a government shutdown it is the only thing they think will save them.  I am sure the media would be happy to help the Dems with this.

This makes sense to me. I know what the poor in the south looked like in the 1950′s and I know there is no one living like that now. By Global Standards there are no American Poor; all are middle class or better. But I also know there are the down and out poor in America, they are just better off than in third world countries.

Obama’s Immigration decision could roil 2014 election.

Obama’s Hazy Sense of History

“Anymore”  acknowledges that at one time we did -we were the policemen of the world and it worked to the world’s, and our, advantage.

Richard Fernandez on betrayal.  You will want to read this. It begins: My mother remembers how in late 1944 grandpa heard a knock on the door in their apartment in Japanese occupied Manila.  Since he was active in the underground, gramps cautiously peered out and was relieved to see that it was only his compadre.  He hastened to open the door only to see in the shadows beyond his gibbering compadre the dread figures of the Japanese kempeitai. By then it was too late to run and for the next three days, mom and the rest of the family waited at home in despair, knowing he almost certainly never return. But on the fourth day, to their surprise and delight, gramps (then aged 52) staggered back home battered but whole with an extraordinary story.  This will help you understand where this man began and formed his conservative  views.

The $17 billion settlement is a slush fund?  According to this it is.

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Links and Comments, Aug. 27, 2014

Top IRS ETHICS Lawyer Facing possible Disbarrment , Accused of Lying and misusing funds from a Personal Injury Settlement.  And this isn’t even related to her IRS job?

 Is Obama planning to stab Israel in the back again?

This liberal has a double standard but he doesn’t see the irony.

Surprise!  Unemployment rate higher than reported – gosh, who knew?

EPA Chief: CO2 regulations are about “Justice” for communities of color.  Never mind that they will sink along with the rest of us.  Liberals/Progressives just don’t live in Realville.

I suspect this is not the first witness tampering done by this senior FBI agent.  We just know about this one.

Ferguson Shows Race Issues are not as Simple as Black and White

Nobody’s Fault – Liberals make excuses for Obama you will enjoy reading this one.

Bye Bye Birdie if they were killed by solar energy no problem, but beware the problem if you are an electric or oil company.

St. Louis County wants the feds (that is you and me) to pay for more than 100 businesses harmed during the Ferguson riots.  via Gateway Pundit.

Decapitating the U S Military

Letting the Cat out of the bag of Public Employee Unions

I couldn’t manage to watch all  this but you might want to -  The folks over at Roll Call have compiled a pretty perfect video of Sen. Harry Reid’s (D-NV) greatest hits. And by “greatest hits,” I mean examples of his tenuous grasp on reality and increasingly frequent senior moments.

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Links and Comments, Aug. 26, 2014

Math wars: Rote memorization plays crucial role in teaching students how to solve complex calculations, study says 

Eight Times Democrats have used Court Shenanigans against Republicans  and along those lines read this, just have your blood pressure meds handy.

Sticky lubricant may help the pain of arthritis  I hope this is approved in time to help my left knee.

The DOJ, the administration is more out of control than we thought.  They do have the IRS,  and everyone else’s, emails just as most of us thought they should.  Hard drives had nothing to do with it. Also the blackberry was destroyed after the inquiry began, the emails were also on the destroyed blackberry.

Five Liberal Mega donors “Soros Clones” the media has ignored and they have ignored them at our peril all the while castigating “the dreaded Koch Brothers.”

The above helps contribute to the media bias that would have us think a race war is imminent, according to a Pew Research Poll most blacks and whites think we get along okay.

And more media bias, or outright fraud has been debunked  Time Mag forced to edit Israel blood libel from report.

How many Americans and Britons are fighting with ISIS?  We had this discussion last night at dinner with my sisters, here is a probable answer.

Richard Fernandez writes on the Saudi Foreign Minister proposing eventual co-existence with Israel.  But it is a start, and to be hope for, he says this has to do with ISIS as much as with Israel.

Will media and their minions please stop making money on a dead young man, thug or not this is creepy.  New York Times reporter at autopsy paid for by Brown’s family, by a doctor who is not really a doctor.

The U.S. military is relying on bases in the Persian Gulf and elsewhere in the Middle East to carry out airstrikes in Iraq,

Border Patrol Agents find a lot of money and ammo, I guess there is a silver lining to some of this smuggling.  Not really, but sometimes we do have to look for the silver lining.  If you are old enough you might even remember that song. Judy Garland also sang it during WWII.  That would be the one you might remember.

The EPA is hoist on it’s own petard on ocean acidification.  It has to tell the truth on it. “the EPA is now in a position in which it may have to admit in court that some of its previous official statements about ocean acidification were not supported by available evidence.”

The Mexican president has a lot of nerve, calls immigration reform in US a matter of justice.  He apparently hasn’t read his own country’s immigration laws.

Poor Americans need hope not stigma-  what are your thoughts on this?

Volunteers replaced one and one/half tons of potato salad after the first batch burned.  Did you know potato salad could burn? This was destined to a German/American festival so it was German potato salad.

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Links and Comments, Aug. 25, 2014

It always surprises me when scientists who should know, are surprised at what they find.  In this case methane seeps in the ocean, they should have known they were there, at least they used to.

The Islamic State has been consolidating its fanatical grip on its conquered lands. Besides the innumerable cruelties the militant group has meted out, such as the forced expulsions of Christians and other minorities, mass executions and the murder of religious leaders, it also has been destroying Iraq’s cultural heritage wherever its black banners flutter overhead.

Am I paying Dish Network for ads I don’t want to see?  I know I pay for plenty of programs I don’t watch.  I think I need to have a talk with Dish Network.

That futile rescue attempt of James Foley and others was delayed for a month while Obama dithered.  The father of the man who beheaded Foley  is in a jail in New York, he is a former lieutenant of bin Laden,  according to the article.

A court packing scheme that succeeded for the DC Court of Appeals

The Progressives are very unhappy with Obama – they want a real, honest to God Marxist I think.

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Links and comments, Aug 24, 2014

Wow! Maureen Dowd takes criticism to a new level and for once against a Democratic president. The Golf Address.

White House officials will attend Michael Brown funeral – now let me think… how many attended the funeral of Gen. Green who was killed in Afghanistan.  As far as I could see no one is saying, we know the president wasn’t there, but I think others would have been listed had they attended.

A 36-year-old woman jogging in Central Park was shot with a pellet gun in an apparent hate crime, police said Saturday.  I don’t think we will hear about any protests over this.

Food Stamp Fraud Rampant according to GAO  I’m pretty sure you are as shocked and surprised as I am to hear this.  NOT!!

Kindergarten is not what it used to be , our poor children are at the mercy of the government.  Final exams, short recess, these are not the way to treat young children.

9 Times Harry Reid said the wrong thing.  Excuse me, 9 times?  They aren’t really counting them all.

Harry Reid’s Solar Power project in Nevada is calling for help from NATURAL GAS.

Dallas County DA under investigation…. he is a Democrat.

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Links and Comments, Aug. 23, 2014

During a speech in August of 2006, Bush said, “If we leave Iraq before the job is done, it will create a terrorist state in the heart of the Middle East, a terrorist state much more dangerous than Afghanistan was before we removed the Taliban, a terrorist state with the capacity to fund its activities because of the oil reserves of Iraq.”    He was right.

Texas Railroad Commission is trying to close the eminent domain loophole.  I say,” Good for them!”

Obama Administration announces new birth control fixes for religious groups.

Sherman’s March Through Georgia is compared to Israel in Gaza by Victor Davis Hanson

Cities and States where those convicted illegals have been released.

Here is why the officer who shot Mike Brown might have seen trouble coming

ISIL the World Must Tackle this Mass Psychosis At least one columnist says we should not honor it with the name IS.

Another writes of the warning of Belloc of Islam’s Relaxation of the Intelligence.

Saudi Arabia to host meeting of several Arab states concerning Syria and IS crisis. 

Paradigm’s Lost  a very good discussion and report on the thinking of the president and administration. ” In retrospect it was clear Obama didn’t know the true state of affairs. He didn’t even suspect he had got it wrong; it was an “unknown unknown” to him. And not just in some insignificant detail but an error lurking in the facts which made up the very cornerstone of his strategic thinking”

And out of that thinking, we get this questions – Has ISIS transformed the vacationer in the Oval office?

Darrel Issa issued a subpoena for the Obama’s Chief of Staff.

This seems to be proof of Fareed Zakaria’s plagarism.  I’ve never read him, have never like what I saw on TV, certainly never read his books, so I cannot really complain, but.. . he makes big buck on this.

If it Quacks like a Duck- it Must be a Turtle

For a treasure of cartoons click here.  And here for Alan Caruba’s Cartoon Roundup.

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Links and comments, Aug. 22, 2014

That grand juror also attended a Democratic event with ONE OF THE WITNESSES  to the grand jury.

Self Absorbed Media will be self absorbed in Ferguson, but one of them working for a network I have to respect in this case only, doesn’t want to be a part of it.

Allen West reports today on a serial killer jihadist,  I didn’t read this anywhere else and I find Allen West a credible person. (after I linked this but before send it out, I have found several sites with the same story.)

Conservative Columnists on going to war in Iraq and Syria- this includes some portions of essays behind pay walls.

If you run into pop up ads very often you may want to read this.

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Links and Comments, Aug. 21, 2014

The plot thickens….. straight into farce. It would be funny but criminalization of politics just isn’t funny.  Rho Chalmers, who disclosed to the Houston Chronicle yesterday that she was a member of the grand jury that indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry, was an active delegate to the Texas Democratic Party convention during grand jury proceedings. Chalmers’ active participation in Democratic state politics is important because she claimed yesterday to the Houston Chronicle that her decision to indict Perry, a Republican, was not based on politics.

Hospice care can be given too early and result in unnecessary deaths

Judge tells Justice Dept to turn over Fast and Furious Documents

Obama broke law with Bergdahl swap.  No kidding. 

There are many mysteries of the earth science, global warming, ice ages, we will never understand it all, but creating a religion of it doesn’t work.  Nature always has a new surprise.

Britain’s Anti-Semitic Whiff of Weimar.

Richard Fernandez starts out with this: US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel told reporters that ISIS “is beyond anything we have seen … They marry ideology and a sophistication of strategic and tactical military prowess. They are tremendously well funded.” Hagel’s realization that it’s beyond Obama’s ken is understandable. You really can’t see much from the 18th hole.

Have you heard about the investigation of the kid who wrote a story of killing his neighbors pet dinosaur?






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