May 112012

If they did not put our troops, our citizens and our country at risk, the Left’s fantastic lies about terror and terrorists would be hilarious. The Left’s self-righteous nonsense in this sphere has no grounding in empirical or historical reality, but, then, reality has long been a greater threat to the Left than Islamist fanatics (the last thing any Leftie wants to do is to face the vast human wastage generated by the addictive, enervating and morally debilitating hook-the-poor social programs of the last five decades).

So, when it comes to addressing the real and deadly terrorist threat, the American left responds in the best Marxist-Leninist-Maoist-Chavista and community-organizer traditions: When the facts aren’t palatable, make up new “facts.” And political correctness has worked its poisonous tentacles so deeply into the American body politic that not even our generals challenge the ludicrous claims the Left hurls at us in its neo-Bolshevik bullying mode of shouting down every last unwelcome truth.

Of course, the left’s lies are countless, but the hard left has mastered the art of reducing the most complex human challenges to bumper-sticker slogans as nonsensical as they are reassuring to the herd (the wildly counter-factual prize probably goes to a leftie favorite, “War never changes anything.” On the contrary, war has always changed a great deal, which is why we have wars). These happy-face mantras never rise above intellectual flatulence, but the massed sheep on the Left enjoy the aroma (“Yes, we can!”).

The problem, of course, is that many of our national leaders have been brainwashed with the same slogans. The Left has mastered another technique dictators forged long ago: Repeat a lie often enough and it will be taken as truth. And, of course, our media play along.

So let’s give the slogan-hucksters a brief time-out and dissect just seven of their favorite lines:

These are snippets, see full story for details…

* One: Killing terrorists only turns them into martyrs.

Nope. Killing terrorists turns them into dead terrorists. Killing terrorists doesn’t create problems. It eliminates specific problems and reduces others. What creates problems is capturing terrorists. That’s when they become martyrs, inspiring kidnappings and other attacks to free them, and leading Leftists to champion them as “prisoners of conscience” and victims of vile American oppression.

* Two: We can’t kill our way out of this.

Actually, we’ve been killing our way out of “this” with great success. In fact, killing terrorists has been the only thing that has worked. And one thing Obama-terrified of a terror attack on his watch-has gotten right has been to increase the number of lethal attacks on terrorists and to favor killing them over capturing them (Obama did learn the real lesson of Guantanamo-kill, don’t capture–although he isn’t going to inform his base).

* Three: Terrorists have rights.

Sorry, that isn’t true, either. Legally, an insurgent who does not wear a distinguishing uniform, emblem or badge is an “unlawful combatant” under the much-cited, but rarely read, Laws of Land Warfare, including the Geneva and Hague Conventions. An unlawful combatant may be executed on the spot or, if you want to put a coat of wax on the paint job, after a quick tribunal in the field. We have invented rights for terrorists.

* Four: Formal trials will show them the superiority of our system of justice.

You are a no-go at this station, as the drill sergeants used to say. Take yet another look at the Gitmo fiasco: You think those prisoners respect our system of justice? They’re gaming it brilliantly, turning it into an international mockery. Or are we to think that our judicial system, military or civilian, will so impress other terrorists that they’ll abandon their zealotry and head for the nearest Burger King?

And did I mention the tens of millions of taxpayer dollars devoted to incarcerating these mass-murderers every year? We’re not a shining example of justice. We’re a laughingstock.

* Five: The only path to peace is negotiations.

I was bewildered, yet again, when our president, in his recent re-election-campaign speech at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan said, first, that we would never allow the return of the Taliban to power, then, minutes later, that we secretly have been negotiating with the Taliban to bring them into the Afghan government. Even in Vietnam, we displayed more decency than that.

Negotiations are the opium of the diplomats. Again, in 2,000 years of factual history of religion-fueled insurgencies, not one has been quelled through negotiations.

* Which brings us to:

Six: It’s not about religion.

This is one of the biggest hoots of all time. Our enemies are jumping up and down, telling us that their every action is done in the name of their god, and our response is “Oh, they don’t really mean that!” Even our military is so pathetically cowed by the politically correct atmosphere in Washington that the generals play along while the troops pay the price.

This is not a religious war for us, but that’s one more factor that makes the struggle asymmetrical. We’re fighting for our values and to protect ourselves. Our enemies believe they’re on a mission from their god to punish us for our sins, heresies and international hamburger promotions.

One of the funniest jokes-within-the-joke on this subject has been Western, post-Christian commentators claiming that what al Qaeda does isn’t really jihad. News flash: We don’t get to determine what is or isn’t jihad. Muslims do.

* Seven: It’s about us.

This claim arises from the perverse narcissism of the Left that revels in the notion that all of the world’s ills are the fault of America, capitalism and those of us who actually pay taxes.

Historically, our country’s behavior has not been flawless. But only God is perfect. And, taken as a whole, our influence on history and humankind has been overwhelmingly positive. But the American Left, the global Left and Islamist terrorists have one thing in common: They cannot tolerate or endure our success.

Humiliated by their own massive failure, Islamist fanatics take refuge in a vision of a Muslim golden age that never really existed. Among left-wing fellow travelers in our own country, the terrorists’ benign counterparts are the vortex-visiting, crystal-clutching, part-time-barista believers that Atlantis will rise again and all wrongs shall be righted (and practitioners of Tantric Yoga will live in rent-free condos).

Or course, facts, evidence and logic don’t really matter to the Left. The fundamental draw of the Left is that it promises an escape from reality (and from hard work). But even if we succeed in demolishing each one of the myths listed above, the Left would still have an eighth, indestructible, all-purpose myth to fall back on:


May 112012

Condi says No…

What do YOU think about this ticket?

May 112012

Wife of GOP candidate gives first in-depth interview since husband became presumptive nominee.

How classy of a classic woman!

May 112012

The son of a rabbi, he was born MAY 11, 1888.

At 4-years-old, he immigrated with his family from Russia to New York.

Falling in love with America, he served as a U.S. infantry sergeant in World War I.

He later wrote some of the nation’s most popular songs, including: “Remember,” “Always,” “Alexander’s Ragtime Band,” “There’s No Business like Show Business,” “Easter Parade,” “White Christmas” and the patriotic song “God Bless America.”

Who was he? Irving Berlin.

Irving Berlin sings “God Bless America” on The Ed Sullivan Show on May 5, 1968.

Though Irving Berlin wrote “God Bless America” in 1917, it was not introduced to the public until 1938, when it was sung by Kate Smith on an Armistice Day radio broadcast. Berlin gave all the royalties from the song, approximately $100,000, to the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts of America.

In 1945, President Harry S. Truman awarded Berlin the Army’s Medal of Merit for:

“Extraordinary service as creator and producer of the musical revue, This Is the Army.”

In 1954, President Eisenhower signed a Congressional Bill awarding Berlin a Congressional Gold Medal:

“In recognition of his services in composing many popular songs, including ‘God Bless America.'”

Upon receiving the medal, February 19, 1955, Irving Berlin commented to President Eisenhower:

“To me, ‘God Bless America’ was not just a song but an expression of my feeling toward the country to which I owe what I have and what I am.”

In 1977, Irving Berlin received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Ford.

On October 12, 2001, Congressman Mike Castle of Delaware stated:

“In the aftermath of September 11…Republicans and Democrats burst into that song of the same name by Irving Berlin on the steps of the U.S. Capitol…It was a slogan for peace.”

Irving Berlin wrote:

“”While the storm clouds gather
far across the sea,
Let us swear allegiance,
to a land that’s free.
Let us all be grateful,
for a land so fair,
As we raise our voices,
in a solemn prayer.

God Bless America,
Land that I Love,
Stand Beside Her,
and Guide Her,
Through the Night,
with the Light From Above,
From the Mountains,
to the Prairies,
To the Oceans
White with Foam,
God Bless America,
My Home Sweet Home,
God Bless America,
My Home Sweet Home!”


May 112012

h/t Breitbart

May 112012

What Obama doesn’t get through legislation he gets through executive fiat – Joe Walsh {ILL. -R-)

Admission of Obama’s amnesty agenda?

Democratic congressman says he drafted White House memo on backdoor amnesty for illegal immigrants

In stark contrast to prior Obama administration statements, Illinois Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez told The Daily Caller that he and the National Council of La Raza were deeply involved in the crafting and implementation of a controversial Obama administration memo that many conservatives believe amounts to a policy of amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants.

Senate GOP letter to Obama: Stop protecting illegals

President Obama, Gutierrez said, told him in December 2010 that comprehensive immigration reform could not be achieved legislatively because of fears Democrats would lose future elections. Instead, he said, the president suggested exploring administrative options to accomplish their mutual goals.

The memo, written by Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton in June 2011, established priorities for tracking and removing suspected illegal aliens. It directed his agency to focus only on illegal immigrants who pose a threat to national security and endanger public safety.

ICE, Morton wrote, would provide no resources to tracking other illegal immigrants now and in the future — extending them a sort of administrative amnesty, and removing all threat of deportation, unless they committed a serious crime.

Since a controversy arose over the memo last summer, the administration and ICE have insisted it was written by career ICE professionals in response to logistic realities on the ground. But speaking at Lincoln United Methodist Church on May 6 in Chicago, Gutierrez told a group of his constituents that he personally drafted the memo’s precursor for the White House.

“The president of the United States said to me and to others, ‘I can’t get anything legislatively done in the Congress of the United States, so let’s begin to look at avenues that present themselves where we can use administrative action,’” the congressman told his audience.

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Also See: Rubio met with Hispanic Democrats to pitch DREAM Act vision

~ I have been proud of my Senator, even before he became my Senator. He has always responded to me, even living in Illinois on this issue. He has been dedicated all along.

Sen. Sessions, a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, spoke on the Senate floor today about the need to restore lawfulness to the border and actions taken by the Obama Administration that undermine that goal. Sessions raised concerns about the DREAM Act proposed by Senator Dick Durbin, which would extend amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, including to those convicted of crimes. Sessions also discussed an Inspector General’s report found that more than $4 billion in taxpayer money was being distributed to illegal immigrants who claimed as dependents children living in other countries.

~ If this admin & punks like Guti (What we called him in Chicago). You must understand before these past three years we were fighting back in Chicago and Illinois against Guti and Obama. We knew the worse of them way before the nation did. We were desperate to make it a national issue. Tancredo & Sessions were the only two we could turn to. The left best pay attention. We JUST got rid of the worst GOP offender on immigration. We will continue to fight this. ~ JP

May 112012

The disturbance responsible for severe storms over South Texas this afternoon will weaken and approach slowly from the west. This, along with a marked increase in precipitable water, will bring the chance of showers and storms back to Alabama over the weekend. Both the 12Z NAM and GFS have come in wetter for Saturday, and we will need to mention scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms both days, with very little sun. While we don’t expect any significant severe weather risk, the rain will be pretty significant and beneficial. The guys at HPC (the Hyrdometeorological Prediction Center) have upped their rain forecast for Alabama, suggesting the state will see 2 to 4 inches of rain Saturday, Sunday, and Monday of next week. Afternoon temperatures, most likely, won’t get out of the 70s due to the clouds and rain.