A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Isolationist policies make the
threat of terrorism even greater

Washington Post, by Rick Perry

Original Article

Posted By:Dreadnought, 7/11/2014 11:26:48 PM

As a veteran, and as a governor who has supported Texas National Guard deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, I can understand the emotions behind isolationism. Many people are tired of war, and the urge to pull back is a natural, human reaction. Unfortunately, we live in a world where isolationist policies would only endanger our national security even further. That’s why it’s disheartening to hear fellow Republicans, such as Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.), suggest that our nation should ignore what’s happening in Iraq. The main problem with this argument is that it means ignoring the profound threat that the group

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: scottc, 7/11/2014 11:33:30 PM     (No. 9920654)

"As a veteran, and as a governor who has supported Texas National Guard deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan,"

But not to the southern border apparently. Perry could call up the state guard whenever he wants and send them to the border but politically it´s too risky so the fraud pretends like he is leading.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    9 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: steveW, 7/12/2014 1:09:13 AM     (No. 9920729)

The Republican primaries are already beginning to take shape. Given what DC has become, it would not surprise me if the nation once again turns to a successful governor.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    8 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: stablemoney, 7/12/2014 1:25:30 AM     (No. 9920742)

We will have to recruit and train an Army for the U.S. to get out of isolation. Obama has left us with a police force.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    9 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: suedotsue, 7/12/2014 2:10:29 AM     (No. 9920757)

Nothing like changing the subject, Rick Perry. Your state has no border. You said the flood of illegals thru your non-existent Texas border has been evident for many years. And you did nothing about it. This article at minimum tells the world that the erasure of the US southern border isn´t a big deal. We don´t have a country. What would our military be fighting for in Iraq or anywhere else? The $9 billion a month we spend in Afghanistan has long since been publicly acknowledged to go to organized crime. Even if we had a country we don´t have a political class that can run a war. This piece from Gov. Perry is embarrassing.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    10 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: Trigger2, 7/12/2014 5:47:03 AM     (No. 9920818)

Isolationist policies? Not when it comes to the U.S. borders. Jihadists, criminals, and the diseased are free to cross wherever they want. Once in, they can cause all the trouble they want and the demonrats won´t deport them because votes are more important.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 791999




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "Dreadnought"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "Dreadnought"



Is President Obama
too detached to lead?
Washington Post, by Michael Gerson    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/25/2014 10:20:56 PM     Post Reply
Having once served a president, I don’t begrudge any president a vacation. There is, in fact, no escape from this relentless job. A change of scenery does not involve a change in responsibilities, or even a release from the essence of the president’s routine. The intelligence briefings stalk him. Presidential respites are measured in hours, not days or weeks — say, a few hours on a golf course. And the public would be selfish and shortsighted to demand those downtime hours, which are necessary for humans to function. The problem for President Obama has come in managing the symbolic aspect

   

 

  


 
Egypt and UAE strike
Islamist militias in Libya
Washington Post, by Anne Gearan    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/25/2014 10:18:18 PM     Post Reply
The United Arab Emirates and Egypt have carried out a series of airstrikes in the Libyan capital Tripoli, U.S. officials said Monday, marking an escalation in the chaotic war among Libya’s rival militias that has driven American and other diplomats from the country. The Obama administration did not know ahead of time about the highly unusual military intervention, although the United States was aware that action by Arab states might come as the crisis in Libya worsened, said one official who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter. The airstrikes appear tied to fear over

Time Mag Forced to Edit
Israel Blood Libel from Report
Breitbart Big Journalism, by Warner Todd Huston    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/25/2014 10:02:00 PM     Post Reply
Early Sunday morning it was found that Time magazine had included in one of its video reports the lie that Israeli soldiers were selling the organs of dead Palestinians on the black market. To its credit, by that afternoon the magazine had apologized and edited out the classic blood libel claim. Media watchdogs HonestReporting.com had discovered the lie in a Time-produced video on the history of the Israeli Defense Force (IDF). The video was appended to an Associated Press report on a recent Israeli air strike in Gaza. At one point in the video, Time insisted that "the IDF is

Obama authorizes use of
surveillance drones over Syria
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/25/2014 9:56:44 PM     Post Reply
President Obama has authorized the use of drones for surveillance in Syria even as the Assad regime demanded that the U.S. seek permission before launching any airstrikes on its territory against Islamic State targets. A senior U.S. official confirmed to Fox News that Obama this weekend authorized the use of drone surveillance over Syria for the first time. The action is considered the first “intrusive” surveillance by the U.S. in Syria since the country’s civil war began. This differs from protective surveillance, such as the U.S. used in the failed mission to rescue American hostages held in Syria. The authorization was

Glenn Beck Ripped
Conservatives While Trying
to Get CNN Deal
Breitbart Big Journalism, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/25/2014 9:52:56 PM     Post Reply
Glenn Beck was bashing Americans opposed to illegal immigration, decrying partisan politics, and positioning himself toward the center just as he was reportedly trying to strike a deal to get his programming on CNN. CNN´s Brian Stelter reported that "the idea fizzled fast and talks aren´t expected to resume." CNN and HLN are expected to lay off at least 550 more people in what is being called another "bloodbath," and Beck was reportedly trying to get on the HLN network, where he got his first break in cable television. Stelter, who is one of the best-sourced reporters in the television

Fundraising, Or Hate Speech?
Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/24/2014 10:29:59 PM     Post Reply
It is remarkable that calls for bipartisanship in Washington generally come from Democrats and Democrat-leaning pundits. The implication always is that Republicans–the “extreme” ones, anyway–are the barrier to cooperation across party lines. But recall 2012–not exactly ancient history–when Harry Reid repeatedly claimed that Mitt Romney had gone for a decade without paying any taxes. And was, therefore, presumably a felon, since no one says that Romney has gone without income. This was not just a lie, but an insane lie. The idea that a person can earn millions of dollars and just choose not to pay taxes on his income–as

   

 

B-G1


 
For sale: Systems that can secretly
track where cellphone users go
around the globe
Washington Post, by Craig Timberg    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/24/2014 10:11:40 PM     Post Reply
Makers of surveillance systems are offering governments across the world the ability to track the movements of almost anybody who carries a cellphone, whether they are blocks away or on another continent. The technology works by exploiting an essential fact of all cellular networks: They must keep detailed, up-to-the-minute records on the locations of their customers to deliver calls and other services to them. Surveillance systems are secretly collecting these records to map people’s travels over days, weeks or longer, according to company marketing documents and experts in surveillance technology. The world’s most powerful intelligence services, such as the National

Obama considering airstrikes
in Syria against Islamic State
Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/22/2014 11:25:16 PM     Post Reply
President Obama is considering U.S. airstrikes in Syria against militants of the Islamic State, the White House said Friday. “We’re not going to be restricted by borders,” said Ben Rhodes, a national security adviser to the president. “We’re actively considering what’s going to be necessary to deal with that threat.” The bombing of targets in Syria would mark a significant expansion of Mr. Obama’s three-week-old air war against the Islamic State, which has been limited to targets of the militant group in northern Iraq. The U.S. has conducted nearly 100 airstrikes against the militants in Iraq since Aug. 8, and

Washington Post editorials will
no longer use ‘Redskins’
for the local NFL team
Washington Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/22/2014 11:22:05 PM     Post Reply
THIS PAGE has for many years urged the local football team to change its name. The term “Redskins,” we wrote in 1992, “is really pretty offensive.” The team owner then, Jack Kent Cooke, disagreed, and the owner now, Daniel M. Snyder, disagrees, too. But the matter seems clearer to us now than ever, and while we wait for the National Football League to catch up with thoughtful opinion and common decency, we have decided that, except when it is essential for clarity or effect, we will no longer use the slur ourselves. That’s the standard we apply to all offensive

SpaceX rocket blows up over Texas
Washington Post, by Christian Davenport    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/22/2014 11:20:00 PM     Post Reply
A new test rocket manufactured by Elon Musk’s upstart space company, SpaceX, blew itself up a few hundred feet over the Texas prairie after a malfunction was detected, the company said in a statement Friday evening. At its facility in McGregor, Tex., the company was testing a three-engine version of the F9R test vehicle, the successor to its re­usable Grasshopper rocket, which was designed to launch and then land on the same site. “During the flight, an anomaly was detected in the vehicle and the flight termination system automatically terminated the mission,” company spokesman John Taylor said in the statement.

A threat puts Obama’s
legacy in question
Washington Post, by Ruth Marcus    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/22/2014 11:16:19 PM     Post Reply
I’ve thought for some time that the Obama administration could look better in the rearview mirror of history than it does in the bumpy ride of the day to day. That may still turn out to be correct. Yet events of the past few months — specifically, the rise of the Islamic State and the accompanying specter of a renewed terror threat to the United States — have raised the alarming prospect of a legacy even more dismal than suggested by the current grim poll numbers. The rosier view of the historical prospects of the 44th president involves the early

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
A ‘range of options’
under discussion to
combat Islamic State
Washington Post, by Karen DeYoung    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/22/2014 11:14:08 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration is considering seeking congressional authorization for military action against the Islamic State under a revamped counter­terrorism strategy President Obama announced last year. A mandate from Congress could provide domestic legal justification for the unlimited use of force against the Sunni Muslim group across Iraq and Syria, a senior administration official said. Congress last formally authorized such action in 2001, against al-Qaeda and its associates, and 2002, against Iraq under Saddam Hussein. The new authorization is one of several alternatives under active internal discussion as the administration grapples with whether and how to try to militarily defeat the



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Report: Obama Delayed James Foley
Rescue a Month, Fretting over
His Image and Golfing

48 replie(s)
Breitbart InstaBlog, by Dan Riehl    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/24/2014 11:50:04 PM     Post Reply
According to a new Sunday Times report by Toby Harden, "Pentagon sources said Foley and the others might well have been rescued but Obama, concerned about the ramifications of US troops being killed or captured in Syria, took too long to authorise the mission." It´s claimed that Obama was concerned about his administration being Carterized had the mission failed. For President Barack Obama the decision to send in the Night Stalkers was an agonising one. The audacious bin Laden raid in Pakistan had been a success but also preying on his mind

The Many Sides of Joni
Mitchell´s ´Both Sides Now´

42 replie(s)
Wall Street Journal, by Gail Sheehy    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/24/2014 1:47:55 PM     Post Reply
Back in 1968, when I was 30, my entire life blew up. I had a life plan and it collapsed for no rational reason. I had been a newspaper reporter in New York but left the job to help editor Clay Felker start New York magazine. My marriage was breaking up and I was falling in love with Clay. The song that carried me through those years and all stages of my life is "Both Sides Now" by Joni Mitchell. I first heard the song in 1968, when Judy Collins´s version was a huge radio hit. But when I heard

Joint Chiefs chairman says ISIS not
a direct threat to US, won´t
recommend Syria strikes yet

39 replie(s)
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/25/2014 8:16:54 AM     Post Reply
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has said that he would not recommend U.S. military airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria until he determines that they have become a direct threat to the U.S. Gen. Martin Dempsey, speaking to reporters on board a military plane traveling to Afghanistan, said Sunday that he believes the Sunni insurgent group formerly known as ISIS is more of a regional threat and is not currently plotting or planning attacks against the U.S. or Europe. ISIS has repeatedly made threats to attack the U.S. through social and conventional media. Earlier this month, in a

Democrat Michelle Nunn leads
Georgia Senate race: poll

39 replie(s)
The Washington Times, by Seth McLaughlin    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 8/25/2014 5:04:48 PM     Post Reply
Democrat Michelle Nunn is running ahead of David Perdue in the race for the U.S. Senate in Georgia. The WSB-TV poll found that Mrs. Nunn has 47 percent to 40 percent edge over Mr. Perdue. The libertarian candidate, Amanda Swafford, received 3 percent, and 10 percent of the respondents were undecided. The winner of the race will replace retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss. Mrs. Nunn, the daughter of former Georgia Sen. Sam Nunn, is seen as one of Democrats best bets to flip control of a GOP-held seat. Republicans need to flip six seats to win back the Senate.

   

 



 
Dan Rather to Pundits Calling
for War: Send Your Own Kids
or ‘Don’t Even Talk to Me’

36 replie(s)
Mediaite, by Evan McMurry    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/24/2014 4:49:55 PM     Post Reply
Veteran journalist Dan Rather told Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter that the scores of pundits calling for action in Iraq, Syria, and elsewhere were reminiscent of the buildup to the 2003 Iraq War, which Rather called a blunder of “historic proportions,” and that hawks needed to be prepared to send their own kids to battle before they so cavalierly recommend it for others. Quoth Rather: “All of these people on television, some of whom I have enormous respect for, it unsettles me to hear them say, listen, we the United States have to ‘do something’ in Ukraine, we have to

Al Sharpton Suggests He’s The
Frederick Douglass Of Our Time

34 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Brendan Bordelon    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/24/2014 4:32:31 PM     Post Reply
Civil rights activist and MSNBC host Al Sharpton compared his relationship with President Barack Obama to the relationship between President Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist and famed orator Frederick Douglass. On NBC’s “Meet The Press” on Sunday, Chris Jansing asked Sharpton about a recent article in Politico Magazine labeling him a “surrogate” for Obama’s White House regarding race relations. “First of all, I’m not a surrogate,” he contended. “I have access to the White House in every era going back to Lincoln with Frederick Douglass. Presidents talk to those that were leading at that time.” “Not comparing Marc Morial or Melanie Campbell and I

PBS’s Gwen Ifill: ‘There’s a
New Civil-Rights Movement’
Beginning in Ferguson

33 replie(s)
National Review Online, by Ryan Lovelace    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 8/25/2014 11:22:47 AM     Post Reply
On NBC’s Meet the Press, guest Gwen Ifill of PBS called the unrest and violence that erupted in Ferguson, Mo., the beginning of a “new civil-rights movement.” “There’s a new civil-rights movement which has sprung up,” Ifill said. “These young people in the streets, these young people who created a social-media movement around Michael Brown, they’re not saying pass a law, they’re saying enforce the current ones.” But some people have called for new laws, and later in the program, Reverend Al Sharpton said, “Our demonstrations must lead to legislation.” Sharpton went on to say that, “We must turn this moment into

Michael Brown Spent Last Weeks
Grappling With Problems and Promise

32 replie(s)
New York Times, by John Eligon    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/25/2014 11:30:20 AM     Post Reply
FERGUSON, Mo. — It was 1 a.m. and Michael Brown Jr. called his father, his voice trembling. He had seen something overpowering. In the thick gray clouds that lingered from a passing storm this past June, he made out an angel. And he saw Satan chasing the angel and the angel running into the face of God. Mr. Brown was a prankster, so his father and stepmother chuckled at first. “No, no, Dad! No!” the elder Mr. Brown remembered his son protesting. “I’m serious.” And the black teenager from this suburb of St. Louis, who had just graduated from high

Why Is It So Hard for
Employers to Fill These Jobs?

30 replie(s)
Daily Signal, by Stephen Moore    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/24/2014 6:48:27 AM     Post Reply
America has a deficit of workers. Willing workers. Capable workers. Skilled, or at least semi-skilled workers, who can do a job and do it well. There are at least one million jobs that go begging day after day if only employers could find workers to fill them. This probably seems hard-to-believe. After all, how can America have a worker shortage when we have about 18 million Americans who are unemployed or underemployed? When the real unemployment rate is 12 percent? (Snip) But there are also millions of unemployed Americans who don’t have the skill sets to match what employers are in need

Ryan: Not ‘legitimate’ to tell country
House could stop Obamacare last year

29 replie(s)
Washington Times, by David Sherfinski    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/24/2014 7:36:42 PM     Post Reply
Rep. Paul Ryan said the notion that the House could have unilaterally stopped Obamacare through a government shutdown last year was not a plausible idea to sell the country on. The Wisconsin Republican was addressing a passage from his new book on CBS’s “Face the Nation” in which he described last year’s push toward a government shutdown — in which House conservatives unsuccessfully tried to defund Obamacare — as a “suicide mission.” The purpose of the passage in the book is to try to unify the party, he said, noting that he held back a bit more at the time with party unity in mind. “I don’t think we can succeed if all we do is

Ferguson logic: rebuild local businesses
´or it´s going to be be hell to pay´

29 replie(s)
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 8/25/2014 9:08:02 AM     Post Reply
Having burned down and looted many businesses that serve their community, some residents of Ferguson (or maybe it is just the outsiders who came in to join the outrage) are realizing that it is going to be inconvenient to have nowhere nearby to buy food, liquor, tobacco, and other merchandise. Burned out stores also hire very few people, in case anyone actually wants a job. (snip) “To be honest, if they don’t come and restore these neighborhoods for these people, like when you gotta go travel miles to Walmart and to get gas and stuff like that, it should be

Ryan says he´s weighing
possible White House run

29 replie(s)
Associated Press, by Kevin Freking    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/25/2014 10:42:16 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Paul Ryan was No. 2 on the Republicans´ presidential ballot in 2012, and the Wisconsin congressman is thinking about whether he´ll try to move to the top of his party´s ticket in 2016. When asked on Sunday about the possibility of running, Ryan said he and his family will "take very seriously and weigh" the decision next year. Ryan has said he is not eager to spend even more time away from his small Wisconsin hometown where he and his wife, Janna, have raised their own family. Ryan tells CBS´ "Face the Nation" his new book is designed to unify

   

Post Reply   Close thread 791999





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS