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Video: Pretty much everyone expressing
dismay over White House response
to world falling apart

Hot Air, by Mary Katharine Ham

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 7/17/2014 10:23:39 PM

Was the Bear loose today? If Valerie Jarrett wanted to get a hashtag going for the president, #smh might have worked. Shep wasn’t the only one baffled by the White House’s insistence on pretending today was a day for the normal shake run and spin. Via the Free Beacon, first ABC notes that the president seemed blindsided by Israel’s starting ground operations in Gaza today. Jonathan Karl cites the President’s and State Department’s optimism just hours earlier that a ceasefire would happen. Second, Gen. Barry McCaffrey wonders aloud to Brian Williams on NBC why State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki seems

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dipi, 7/17/2014 11:19:56 PM     (No. 9929574)

The same thing happened in Rome sometime back. I believe the emperor was playing his violin.
In any case, different times but the same results.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 7/17/2014 11:22:35 PM     (No. 9929578)

Barry doesn´t have a fiddle, but he´s an expert on certain wind instruments.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: steveW, 7/18/2014 1:34:39 AM     (No. 9929662)

Let´s not lose sight of the important thing here: Dear Leader Barack Hussein is a Democrat, and Democrats care about helping people. That´s why they are morally superior to us. Democrats are also concerned about social injustice and saving Mother Gaia from the ravages of constitutionalists. That´s why why they are smarter than everyone else.

So regardless of how Dear Leader appears to behave, we know he cares and is very smart. This is all that really matters, and all that will translate into votes in 2016. If Democrats were actually arrogant, ignorant, moral cowards, don´t you think the GOP would have exposed them by now, instead of constantly touting their "good intentions"? Hillary in 2016 is already almost a lock.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: msjena, 7/18/2014 6:48:49 AM     (No. 9929791)

What, me worry?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Udanja99, 7/18/2014 6:50:29 AM     (No. 9929792)

The little man has no soul. It explains everything

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Reply 6 - Posted by: pineledger, 7/18/2014 6:51:57 AM     (No. 9929794)

When Piers throws in the towel, things are pretty much irredeemable.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rinktum, 7/18/2014 6:56:48 AM     (No. 9929799)

A little OT: During the Sepcial Report video, you can clearly hear Juan Williams talking over Dr. Krauthammer which I find deplorable because Dr. K. has to make such an effort to speak. Like your typical democrat, Juan was trying to shut down any opposing viewpoint. Expect more of this boorish behavior in the future because Obama is being exposed as a failure to anyone who is rational. The one thing democrats can´t allow to happen is for the truth to come out about their boy king. However, the whole world can see what a disaster he is. Be prepared for more wailing and gnashing of teeth by the democrats because rational people can see the results of Obama´s failed policies.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: M2, 7/18/2014 7:00:49 AM     (No. 9929805)

When Krauthammer said that Obama "should make a damned decision for once in his life", I imagined millions of Americans jumping out of their chairs screaming, "Someone finally said it!"

(We have all said it but a person of Dr. K´s visibility and overall stature saying it on national TV is something else.)

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bubby, 7/18/2014 7:07:47 AM     (No. 9929812)

I don´t think the passengers on the Malaysian flight shot down nor the Jews in Israel suffering missile attacks believe that obama has "substantially improved the tranquility of the global community" as posited by his Press Secretary. But maybe his jokes made them all feel better. What an asshat we have for a President.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: grace1798, 7/18/2014 7:14:49 AM     (No. 9929825)

The problem is....Obama has made Decisions. What would America look like IF...the head of ISLAM ran our country? What would happen if a true NAZI ran our country? It would look like what it is now or even worse. Dr. K is looking at what an American President should be...but the truth is Obama is NOT an American President or an American at all. He is American´s Enemy.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: chicodon, 7/18/2014 7:21:54 AM     (No. 9929831)

No one in this government are adults. They´re all focusing on their vacations and Obama has his fundraising to do. Maybe this is what he needs to wake him up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr5Icp06lQI

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Joe vann, 7/18/2014 7:34:54 AM     (No. 9929852)

TERM LIMITS...FAIR TO ALL...EVEN THE VOTERS.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Freeloader, 7/18/2014 7:48:09 AM     (No. 9929870)

(A) Elect Alfred E. Kingfish as 44th POTUS = (B) A "What, Me Worry?" Administration---It´s simply the basic Laws of Physics applied to politics.

Most LDotters saw this massive "train wreck" coming down the tracks years ago.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: altoona, 7/18/2014 7:52:23 AM     (No. 9929877)

Who are the ninnies still giving funds and holding fundraisers for this destructive man and his destructive allies and policies? Let´s hear a list of prominent names, prominently stated. Then I want to know how they, individually and corporately, stand to gain from continuing this destruction of the USA and any good there is in the world.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: dman, 7/18/2014 7:57:40 AM     (No. 9929885)

This is not a matter of term limits, which I do support for members of Congress and for judges and justices. The 22nd Amendment already provides that for the POTUS. This is rather a matter of impeachment, and conditions are ripe for a serious effort. It will not succeed immediately, but a series of strategic and tactical moves can make it happen. I have postulated a specific "plan" in this regard. With appropriate "tweaks", something like it can work. Each succeeding event justifies the need and makes success more likely. But we must start - now.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: knarfski, 7/18/2014 7:58:55 AM     (No. 9929888)

How much more can this man shrink?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: rmagnus, 7/18/2014 8:12:15 AM     (No. 9929910)

Unfortunately this bear doesn´t limit his excrement to the woods - he leaves it everywhere.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: congar, 7/18/2014 8:35:10 AM     (No. 9929949)

The White House is far too busy with political correctness and planning their next posh vacation to mess around with that management thing.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: The Patriot Code, 7/18/2014 8:51:01 AM     (No. 9929972)

Operation "Fundamentally Transform the United States of America" is a smashing success. Champagne corks and confetti flying at 1600 and aboard Air Force One.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: lancer12, 7/18/2014 8:54:11 AM     (No. 9929978)

OOO-make it stop! Is the UN still ruling the world?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 7/18/2014 8:59:02 AM     (No. 9929985)

Obama wants to stay in his little cocoon of shuttling between carefully controlled media events, fundraisers, and par-tay time. And now it´s Friday - Time for the weekend! Expect some bland pronouncements about the ´tragedy´ as he heads off to the golf course.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Avogadra, 7/18/2014 9:11:59 AM     (No. 9930007)

When I see "the bear is loose" I think of ursine habits in the woods. Please, make it stop.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: cobieone, 7/18/2014 9:16:50 AM     (No. 9930016)

This article and associated videos reminds me to ask the question again... Why is anyone surprised by Zero´s behavior??? Seriously, who is surprised by this? Exactly how I expect this disaster of a president to behave. Another reason why I voted for Romney. Zero will destroy this nation!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: shamus, 7/18/2014 9:27:53 AM     (No. 9930042)

The weasel is loose.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: The Patriot Code, 7/18/2014 9:44:22 AM     (No. 9930071)

Apologies for the second post.
I am unsure as to where (or why) the "bear" moniker for 0 originated, but would like to add C.A.I.R. in front of it. He´s the CAIR bear.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: planetgeo, 7/18/2014 9:52:13 AM     (No. 9930086)

Sheer madness.

The world is burning. The drawbridges to our southern border are purposely left down, and invaders of all kinds are pouring in. Not only are we not stopping the invaders but we are actually giving them free transportation to wherever they want to go. And throngs of wealthy Americans gather to throw more funds at Obama for his fiddle playing.

Amazing.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: bluefindad, 7/18/2014 10:02:22 AM     (No. 9930097)

Referring to Obama as ´The Bear´ is the height of irony.

Examples of more apt phrases:

"The Pansy is loose"
"The weasel is loose"
"The gutless metrosexual is loose"

Make up your own...

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Reply 28 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 7/18/2014 10:03:29 AM     (No. 9930098)

#15 gets an A+, and I thank him/her for reminding others that the 22nd Amendment covered the need for term limits for POTUS.

Also I hope #15 can somehow get across the impeachment idea to those who can make it happen. If Barry isn´t held accountable for his "high crimes and misdemeanors" now, then the U.S. Constitution and the wisdom of our Founding Fathers may as well be chucked. Along with it, there goes the freedoms and guarantees available to all American citizens. Why do I feel that they are already on their way to the wastebasket of history?

One more time, folks, the Founding Fathers provided for times like these more than two centuries ago, and they were prescient in the construction of their timeless document. The delegates to the Constitutional Convention were well aware that the nature of heads of state and leaders doesn´t change.

Ben Franklin, George Washington and the other signers were trying to prevent the weakness to which most governments succumb. They knew what Lord Acton famously observed a few years later and is still true today:
"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely."

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Reply 29 - Posted by: h24015, 7/18/2014 10:05:04 AM     (No. 9930104)

No veo el oso (every possible pun intended).

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 7/18/2014 10:16:55 AM     (No. 9930119)

Obama´s most striking display of statesmanship occurred when he hastily ducked away from the microphones to get himself a hamburger -- attendance at fundraiser notwithstanding.



















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Reply 31 - Posted by: trapper, 7/18/2014 10:35:07 AM     (No. 9930148)

He ... doesn´t ... care. How many of these incidents will it take before we are willing to acknowledge this? He can mouth the words and imitate normal human emotions, but he doesn´t feel them. And not only does he not care, but often he won´t even pretend that he does.

There´s something wrong with him and it can´t be fixed. He has a piece missing from his personality. He has no compassion. No empathy. And as a result he has no human sense of proportion or priority. Whether he is a sociopath or a psychopath or a malignant narcissist is for someone else´s analysis. The upshot is he is not a complete human being. He´s a monster.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Truth Czar, 7/18/2014 10:47:09 AM     (No. 9930173)

Found it!!
Always puzzled by Barry´s cluelessness, I now believe he suffers from narcissism and ADHD/ADD...

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Reply 33 - Posted by: pensom2, 7/18/2014 10:56:21 AM     (No. 9930190)

Poor choice of metaphors. In geopolitical speak, the "bear" uniformly refers to the Russian bear.

In this instance, the Russian bear is off his chain and marauding, and the man elected to show strength and keep the bear in check is off to yet another fundraising party.

Michelle was right: Stinky is lazy.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 7/18/2014 11:06:45 AM     (No. 9930208)

#31, you just described Adolf Hitler.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: mulhaven, 7/18/2014 12:34:12 PM     (No. 9930313)

Face it. The situation brings great joy to Obama and his gang. For instance, he has been in an ebullient mood since the illegal invasion began.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 7/18/2014 12:48:08 PM     (No. 9930327)

Is his code name actually spelled The Bare ?
As in the Emperor has no clothes .
In Dreams from my Father , Barry described a fight he had with his mother when he was a senior in high school.
She, as recounted by him,
called him lazy and unambitious and criticized that his core group of friends were shiftless dopers.
His mother asked if he was going
to be a lazy bum ( Ayers substituted the inappropriate term Good Time Charlie ) all his life.
Barry responded , yup, what´s wrong with that ?
Nothing´s changed with this guy.



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Reply 37 - Posted by: zbogwan2, 7/18/2014 1:15:29 PM     (No. 9930354)

I´ve always told my wife that Obama´s perpetual smile, handshakes and pats on the back portend evil, his? The Temptation´s song below describes the Won to a T?


Smiling faces sometimes pretend to be your friend
Smiling faces show no traces of the evil that lurks within
Smiling faces, smiling faces sometimes
They don´t tell the truth uh
Smiling faces, smiling faces
Tell lies and I got proof
The truth is in the eyes
Cause the eyes don´t lie, amen

Remember a smile is just
A frown turned upside down
My friend let me tell you

Smiling faces, smiling faces sometimes
They don´t tell the truth, uh
Smiling faces, smiling faces
Tell lies and I got proof

Beware, beware of the handshake
That hides the snake
I´m telling you beware
Beware of the pat on the back
It just might hold you back
Jealousy (jealousy)
Misery (misery)
Envy I tell you, you can´t see behind smiling faces

Smiling faces sometimes they don´t tell the truth
Smiling faces, smiling faces
Tell lies and I got proof
Smiling faces, smiling faces sometimes
They don´t tell the truth
Smiling faces, smiling faces
Tell lies and I got proof
(Smiling faces, smiling faces sometimes)
(Smiling faces, smiling faces sometimes)

I´m telling you beware, beware of the handshake
That hides the snake
Listen to me now, beware
Beware of that pat on the back
It just might hold you back

Smiling faces, smiling faces sometimes
They don´t tell the truth
Smiling faces, smiling faces
Tell lies and I got proof

Your enemy won´t do you no harm
Cause you´ll know where he´s coming from
Don´t let the handshake and the smile fool ya
Take my advice I´m only try´ to school ya



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Reply 38 - Posted by: Ichiban, 7/18/2014 1:28:08 PM     (No. 9930367)

#16 -Shrinkage? Yeah, like a frightened turtle!

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Reply 39 - Posted by: rsgonner, 7/18/2014 1:29:08 PM     (No. 9930371)

#3 is on to something. The dems are too corrupt to be trusted to rule, but the beltway republicans are too stupid. I wonder when the leadership of the repubs will spend more effort attacking obozo than they do the Tea Party? Mitch McConnell, Ron Johnson, Paul Ryan, etc.. They are so afraid of being called a racist they would rather see the country destroyed than the liberal media call them the r word. If Hildebeast runs, they have to eviscerate her from the get go...but they won´t, and so the people lose yet again.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: artlover, 7/18/2014 1:54:08 PM     (No. 9930400)

I just keep hearing all this "stuff" but no one is doing anything about it. Are we not letting our congressmen,senators, Supreme Court and other leaders of our country know how we feel?? We keep talking about it, but NO ONE is doing anything about it. Obama just keeps talking his same old talk - things handed to him by his hand picked morons who know less than he does while he is off playing golf or out for hamburgers. We are snurkered and there is nothing happening about it. Boerner talks about it, but nothing happens. No one is doing anything to stop the flow of distructions from this so call president.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: caddyjak, 7/18/2014 2:20:47 PM     (No. 9930423)

Anyone notice that a total amount for each Fund Raiser is never mentioned. The collected amount should be reported along with all taxpayer´s expense for AF # 1, etc. Expenses will total about ten times collections.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: chicodon, 7/18/2014 2:38:04 PM     (No. 9930445)

#15
Unfortunately, I believe it will take a substantial loss of life or property that is laid at Obama´s feet. One of his policies that is shown to be clearly to blame. Dems will have to be harmed for them to ever go along and do the right thing.


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Reply 43 - Posted by: Me_Opinionated_Nah, 7/18/2014 4:39:19 PM     (No. 9930603)

President Barack Hussein Payola Obama… once a community organizer, always a community organizer… once a gutless, fence-straddling, “Present”-voting, puppet-on-a string, always… and so on and so forth.

Never grew up. Always a kid. Decisions? Has others make them for him. But, what about decisions that often must be defended? That’s when he bugs out for the golf course, the fundraiser, the most splendiferous vacation spot or the nearest greasy spoon, all the while meeting and greeting anyone and everyone who adores him, none of whom are likely going to be detained anytime soon from attending a nearby Mensa meeting.


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Reply 44 - Posted by: 4Justice, 7/18/2014 4:41:50 PM     (No. 9930610)

#37, that was the Undisputed Truth--not the Temptations--who did "Smiling Faces". I think their group name is very appropriate here too! Btw, that is one of my favorite songs!

This administration is made up of traitor, tyrants and corrupt monsters. Zero, himself, is self-absorbed and cares NOTHING for anyone but himself. Even his loyalty to his friends and family has limits. The sociopath doesn´t give a darn about the people he supposedly loves, why should he give a second thought to the American citizens and our suffering?



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Reply 45 - Posted by: 4Justice, 7/18/2014 4:44:47 PM     (No. 9930612)

Oops, I am sorry #37, you are right. The Temptations did that song too! I only knew of the UD version.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: StuartL, 7/18/2014 5:16:08 PM     (No. 9930658)

#27, #33 -- I usually refer to him ad the "Current Occupant," not caring to dignify him by the use of his name (any of them).

But his recent self-dubbing as "the bear" (dream on!) merits a comparable promotion. Henceforth, he´´ll be the WIC: Wanker-in-Chief, the all-around jerk (supply the last three letters yourself), with all that the term implies: onanist, egotist, idiot, and self-indulgent dolt.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: rochow, 7/18/2014 5:31:56 PM     (No. 9930672)

Let´s face it, were we actually believing that the rest of the world would sit still just because an a.....e like the amateur clown was given a second term?
An high ranking KGB officer is running the former USSR. The USA is run by a former community organizer thug who delivers from a teleprompter!
BTW, who is the pathological liar of the two? Who are you going to bet on? The dipsh.t who is having another crack cookie!?

Putin is a disciplined hard working guy. He loves his country. He does not hang out on golf courses or the mentally challenged crap that parades around in Hollywood! His moves are long thought out, they are beginning to remind me more and more of Hitler.
Not that anyone in this country would care to notice.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: franq, 7/18/2014 5:43:47 PM     (No. 9930696)

Buraq has no answers. Why would anyone expect him to have answers. His whole administration is a bunch of crony, no-account, affirmative action rogues - looking out for nothing except their next paycheck. I think Hussein has thrown caution to the wind, and is just riding out the next two years. Would that we all could be so fortunate.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: uno, 7/18/2014 6:47:13 PM     (No. 9930751)

Here´s the real reason the bear is loose...

http://earloftaint.com/2014/05/24/when-youre-just-that-full-of-it/letsmove/

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 7/18/2014 8:36:05 PM     (No. 9930848)

He does make decisions, but they are behind the curtain, in secret, with selected cohorts. By the time these schemes become public, the groundwork has been laid.

He is an extremely dangerous tyrannical man because he intends to destroy the Republic.

And he does not relent. He gives us the middle finger, and strides forward in his pompous, arrogant way.

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Less than 24 hours after Breitbart News first reported that Warren Buffett was scheduled to participate via conference call at Wednesday night´s California fundraiser for Kentucky Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Grimes campaign confirmed the billionaire investor has dropped out of the event. Campaign spokesperson Charly Norton told a reporter for a blog on Kentucky´s U.S. Senate race on Wednesday "Warren Buffett is not attending or participating in any event with Alison." When confronted with a PDF file of an invitation from the Grimes campaign to the fundraiser, Wednesday September 17 at the residence of Sharon Osberg

Candidates from both parties
packing heat in campaign ads
Washington Times, by Valerie Richardson    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/17/2014 10:57:39 PM     Post Reply
Guns are becoming the prop of choice in campaign ads around the country this midterm year. Take it as another sign that the Obama administration’s gun control push is running aground: Firearms have become this year’s go-to accessory for candidates of both parties seeking to advertise their toughness and willingness to fight. Republicans, and even some Democrats, in a dozen states are showing off their shooting skills in videos and television ads or posing with firearms in mailers, underscoring the backlash against federal and state proposals to restrict access to guns and ammunition.

State Department downplayed
Islamic State threat,
privately ramped up security
Washington Times, by Jim McElhatton    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/17/2014 10:55:02 PM     Post Reply
Weeks before the State Department assured Americans that things were operating “normally” at its consulate in the Kurdish capital of Erbil in August, concerned procurement officials were quietly saying the advance of militants of the Islamic State, also known as ISIL or ISIS, meant the government needed to shell out tens of millions of dollars to counter a “rapidly deteriorating” security situation. On a no-bid basis, the State Department nearly doubled the size of a task order to defense contractor Triple Canopy, which had been hired to train Iraqi security forces but was asked to now perform diplomatic security and

Apple will no longer unlock
most iPhones, iPads for police
Washington Post, by Craig Timberg    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/17/2014 10:12:11 PM     Post Reply
Apple announced on Wednesday night that it would no longer unlock encrypted iPhones or iPads for police in many circumstances, taking a hard new line as tech companies attempt to blunt allegations that they have too readily participated in government efforts to collect user data. The move, enacted with the publication of a new privacy policy tied to the release of Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 8, amounts to an engineering solution to a legal dilemma: Rather than refuse legally binding court orders, Apple has reworked its latest encryption in a way that makes it all but impossible for

Doctor: Gov’t ‘Tight-Lipped’
on Respiratory Virus,
May be From Illegals
Breitbart TV, by Ian Hanchett    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/17/2014 9:57:13 PM     Post Reply
Dr. Jane Orient, Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, reported that the government has been “real tight-lipped” about the mysterious respiratory illness that has struck children in the United States, expressed concern that the illegal immigrant minors from Central America could be the source, and argued that the government should devote more resources to border security to combat the spread of disease on Wednesday’s “Laura Ingraham Show.” When asked whether illegal immigrant children who have been sent to various locations around the country could be the cause of the virus, she responded “Yes, they could be. We

Obama administration forcing new
gun buyers to declare race, ethnicity
Washington Times, by Kelly Riddell    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/16/2014 10:11:11 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration quietly has been forcing new gun buyers to declare their race and ethnicity, a policy change that critics say provides little law enforcement value while creating the risk of privacy intrusions and racial profiling. With little fanfare, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in 2012 amended its Form 4473 — the transactional record the government requires gun purchasers and sellers to fill out when buying a firearm — to identify buyers as either Hispanic, Latino or not. Then a buyer must check his or her race: Indian, Asian, black, Pacific Islander or white. The



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Breitbart Big Government, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/19/2014 10:49:59 AM     Post Reply
First Lady Michelle Obama proudly defended her husband’s record at a Washington, D.C. fundraiser, reminding the attendants how far the country had come since the Obamas entered the White House. “Just think about how different our country looks to children growing up today,” she said. “Think about how our kids take for granted that a black person or a woman can be President of the United States.” She also praised President Obama for changing history on gay marriage and the Supreme Court. “They take it for granted that for the first time in history, there are three brilliant women serving

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Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
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Washington Post, by Craig Whitlock    Original Article
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Washington Post, by Nia-Malika Henderson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/19/2014 5:06:33 AM     Post Reply
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Breitbart, Big Government, by Ben Shapiro    Original Article
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Breitbart Big Peace, by Jordan Schachtel    Original Article
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On Thursday In a session with the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Secretary of State John Kerry was asked by Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) whether America was at war in Iraq and Syria. (Video) Kerry responded: “If you’re more comfortable calling it a war against this enemy of Islam then please do so. We’re happy to call it that.” So its official: America is at war with the enemy of Islam. However, strange bedfellows arise if the Obama administration so chooses to uphold Kerry’s claim that we are at war with the enemy(s) of Islam. The following displays that Secretary

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Hot Air, by Allahpundit    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/18/2014 3:08:29 PM     Post Reply
A man who’s a better speechwriter than his speechwriters, a better political director than his political directors, and who knows more about policy than his policy advisors must surely also be a better general than his generals, no? The U.S. military campaign against Islamist militants in Syria is being designed to allow President Barack Obama to exert a high degree of personal control, going so far as to require that the military obtain presidential signoff for strikes in Syrian territory, officials said. The requirements for strikes in Syria against the extremist group Islamic State will be far more stringent than those targeting

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Washington Post, by Charles Krauthammer    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/18/2014 10:23:58 PM     Post Reply
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Reuters, by Scott Malone    Original Article
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Yellen says US families need to boost savings
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Associated Press, by Martin Crutsinger    Original Article
Posted By: CEP- 9/19/2014 9:28:59 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Great Recession showed that a large number of American families are "extraordinarily vulnerable" to financial setbacks because they have few assets to fall back on, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Thursday Yellen said a Fed survey found that an unexpected expense of just $400 would force the majority of American families to borrow money, sell something or simply not pay.


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