Obama Finds Japanese Robots To Be “A Little Scary”

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During a visit to the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo, Japan, Thursday, the president was introduced to a robot named “ASIMO” who “was about the size of a 10-year-old child and was dressed in an astronaut suit,” according to a White House pool report.

Obama – whose White House has been busy fending off accusations that he has “a manhood problem-  apparently found the pint-sized robots to be  “a little scary.”

Via The Weekly Standard, Obama said,  “I have to say that the robots were a little scary, they were too lifelike. They were amazing.”

Dr. Ben Carson: “Bundy Case Gives Us A Brief Glimpse of The Totalitarian Regime That Awaits a Sleeping Populace”

In an article in The American Thinker, Dr. Ben Carson,  the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, pointed out that the Bundy case in Nevada provided “many insights into the state of our nation with respect to the relationship between the people and the government.” Specifically, he said the massive show of federal force in what is essentially a civil, legal dispute is “frightening because it gives us a brief glimpse of the totalitarian regime that awaits a sleeping populace….”

The Bundys appear to be honorable American citizens without adequate legal counsel to help resolve a federal land issue about which they disagree with the Bureau of Land Management. Without question, they violated some of the innumerable laws and regulations that continue to entangle every aspect of American life.

Their violations could certainly have been handled through a multitude of less brutal means than those employed by our federal government, which through the mouthpiece of Sen. Harry Reid emphasizes how important it is for the government to enforce its laws.

It is quite interesting to see, though, that the same bureaucrats refuse to enforce some of our federal border-protection laws and other domestic policies with which they disagree. Perhaps Mr. Reid’s time could be better spent explaining why it is acceptable for the federal government to pick and choose which laws it wishes to enforce.

The senator readily referred to the Bundys and their supporters as “domestic terrorists,” but the current administration is reticent about applying the same term to Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who admitted slaughtering more than a dozen people in 2009 at Fort Hood in Texas. What does this tell us about our government and its perceptions and alignments?

The massive show of federal force in the Bundy case is frightening because it gives us a brief glimpse of the totalitarian regime that awaits a sleeping populace that does not take seriously its voting responsibilities, and places in public office (and returns them to office) who do not represent traditional American values.

The fact that the ranchers were well armed and willing to literally fight for their rights probably tempered the enthusiasm of the federal forces to engage in further aggression. It was clear from the body language and some of the reported verbal responses of the government forces that they were not prepared to engage in lethal combat with fellow Americans.

Carson went on to note that Americans can “take solace in knowing that many military and law enforcement personnel would likely refuse to obey commands inconsistent with freedom and American values.”

Carson elaborated on that in a recent interview on the Andy Parks Show, saying, “a lot of those government agents were not willing to point their guns at those people and were very reluctant to be engaged in a legal confrontation. I personally have talked to a number of military officials and CIA people who have told me that they are very vigilant and they not going to cooperate if there’s ever any type of government takeover of the peoples’ rights. And that to me is very encouraging. And I saw that with those people, there.”

“If you look back through history,” Carson continued, “what our government is doing is not unprecedented by any stretch of the imagination. It always starts like this. Freedom is not free.”

God bless Ben Carson for continuing to speak out. Racist left-wing goons are trying to paint the overachieving neurosurgeon and presidential medal of Freedom award winner as a whack-job and an “Uncle Tom” for candidly speaking his mind. But Carson brushes it off, undeterred. “When people don’t have anything worthwhile to talk about, and they can’t attack you on your character, they start calling you names”, he says. “This is a trick we learned in the third grade.”

The question is, has the government takeover already begun? Obama did promise to “fundamentally transform America.”

Bryan Fischer of Barbwire puts it this way:

If a Machiavellian genius were to set out to destroy the United States, he would do three things. Disarm and weaken our military so it cannot defend us against foreign enemies. Disarm the National Guard so it cannot defend the States against the federal government. Nationalize and militarize law enforcement by weaponizing bureaucrats.

That version of the U.S. would be helpless, governed by a tyrant, and without a cultural or moral core. It would soon cease even to faintly resemble the country bequeathed to us by the Founders.

Our commander-in-chief has canceled the military’s Tomahawk and Hellfire missiles, with no replacements in view for at least a decade. The Tomahawk is the most advanced cruise missile in the world and is the secret to the superiority of the U.S. Navy. The Hellfire is an extremely effective air-to-surface anti-tank weapon.

According to Seth Cropsey, director of the Hudson Institute’s Center for American Seapower, if someone were trying to “reduce the U.S. ability to shape events” in the world, he couldn’t “find a better way than depriving the U.S. fleet of Tomahawks. It’s breathtaking.”

Meanwhile, Obama is deliberately reducing the army’s troop strength to pre-World War II levels and disarming our National Guard units by transferring their Apache attack helicopters to the Army and trading them in for non combat Blackhawks.

National Guard units have been instrumental in the nation’s war efforts. There were times during Operation Iraqi Freedom when Guard troops represented over 50% of the Army’s combat power. Along with Reserve troops, they have accounted for nearly a third of the service members who have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001.

Why would the president wish to neuter such an effective fighting force? It’s quite simple really. National Guard units are part of State militias and therefore under the primary command of their state governors, until they mobilized for use in national defense operations. Because their commander-in-chief under ordinary circumstances is their governor, not their president, Guard units represent the last line of defense against a president drunk on his own tyrannical power.

In a Cliven Bundy kind of situation, where an ordinary citizen in one of our sovereign States is being threatened by armed bureaucrats pointing assault rifles at their wives and children, it makes a huge difference whether available attack helicopters are under the command of the federal government or under the command of a state governor determined to protect the rights of his citizens to life, liberty and property, if necessary against federal tyranny.

There is no denying that this president is weakening America, but people are only now figuring out what is going on with the Regime’s massive bullet acquisitions. They’ve been weaponizing bureaucrats, who tend to be libs with ingrained hostility toward conservatives. Many among them have no problem whatsoever training their rifles on ranchers and barring veterans from seeing war memorials. They will conduct armed raids to bully and harass guitar factory workers for “illegal wood” or a water bottle company over a tax dispute. These are not honorable, decent people. The sad fact of the matter is, we already have a modern day stasi – jack-booted government thugs ready and willing to do the Regime’s dirty work.

We now know what Obama meant when he famously declared in 2008 that we can no longer “continue to rely on our military” to protect our national security. Obama said, “we’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.” At the time, no one knew what the hell he was talking about. It was such a bizarre thing to say.

He has made good on this frightening promise in ways that most Americans don’t realize. He currently has 120,000 bureaucrats – i.e., civilians – representing federal agencies who are armed to the eyeballs.

Here is just a partial list:

Don’t forget the IRS. Them too.

Even the Library of Congress, if you can believe it, is armored up. The Department of Education has its own SWAT team, and we’ve all seen Harry Reid’s BLM Brownshirts in action over the last several weeks. The Department of Homeland Security has 1.6 billion rounds of hollow point ammunition, which by international law cannot be used in warfare. In other words, the only possible use for this overwhelming tonnage of ammo is for it to be trained on our own citizens.

As the Bundy ranch stand-off proved – an armed populous throws a wrench into the Regime’s plans. Obama was probably thinking his gun control efforts would be further along by now. They are not, and a vigilant people will not comply with laws that are not faithfully executed nor equally enforced.  I fully expect Obama’s gun control efforts to ramp-up in the time he has left.

 

Watcher’s Council Nominations – The Shot Heard ‘Round The World Edition

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Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best posts in each category, with the results appearing on Friday morning.

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Video: Communists in Latest CPUSA Promo Sound Like Modern Day Democrats

 The Communist Party USA will be holding its 30th anniversary convention June 13th to June 15th in the city where the party was born – Chicago – where coincidentally Obama ended up after he graduated from college and where he rubbed elbows with Bill Ayers and other Communist luminaries.

You really and truly can’t distinguish Obama and modern day ObamaCrats from the Communist party, today – even their convention theme – “people before profits” sounds like Obama on the campaign trail against evil corporatist Mitt Romney in 2012. “At some point”, Obama once famously said, “you’ve made enough money.” Obama and his fellow travelers will define for you what “enough” is.

(February 24, 2014. Chicago) – The Communist Party USA has announced it will be holding its 30th anniversary convention in the city where the party was born – Chicago. Still four months out, organizers are already putting plans together for a memorable and impactful event. The convention theme will be putting people before profits and building a movement to transform America.

The CPUSA likes to say, ‘A better and peaceful world is possible.’ How would they achieve that? The party envisions, ‘a world where people and nature come before profits.’ That’s socialism, they say. That’s their vision, the vision of the Communist Party USA.

‘The people of the United States face enormous challenges today,’ the Communist Party’s convention announcement begins, ‘We live in a capitalist system where 99% of people struggle every day to survive and the richest 1% control the vast majority of wealth and power. Capitalism cannot meet the needs of the vast majority. ‘The notice goes on to take aim at three common adversaries of the working class including ‘the rich and powerful’, ‘the extreme right’, and ‘the Republican Party’.

Organizers go on to illustrate the basic difference between capitalists and socialists. ‘The drive of the rich and powerful to gain wealth at the expense of working people is the only logic of capitalism,’ they explain, ‘But everywhere in our country people unite to fight to improve their lives, to change the world for the better.’ In other words, socialists fight to improve the lives of everyone. Capitalists fight to improve their own lives at the expense of everyone else.

“The convention will be an important moment in helping build a transformative movement in our country. Such a movement will put the interests of the ninety-nine percent over the one percent and lay the basis of eliminating class, gender and racial inequality,” said CPUSA Chairman Sam Webb, “It’s an exciting time. The labor, civil rights, women’s, immigrant, youth, and LGBT movements are poised as perhaps never before to turn our great country around.”

Among the issues to be discussed at the annual convention are the minimum wage, fast food workers, voting rights, the environment, immigrant rights, the economic crisis, marijuana legalization and more. Local CPUSA leaders were obviously excited to learn the news that they’d be hosting the important event. “We expect about 250 delegates and guests from around the country,” Illinois district organizer John Bachtell told us, “They’ll be coming from all walks of life and over 40 states. It may surprise some that a good number are coming from the South.”

Most Americans have no idea that the policies they support are communist ideas. They’ve been brainwashed into supporting cultural Marxism even as they congratulate themselves for being “freethinkers.”

Yet “for pure murderous evil, there has never been a force to compare with Communism.” People need to wise up before it’s too late.

Video: Female “Attorney” Tangles With PJTV’s Zo at Dem Lawmaker’s Meet & Greet

PJTV’s Alfonzo Rachel attended his California Assemblyman’s Meet & Greet, only to get attacked and harassed by a woman who claimed to be an attorney, and who thought there was probable cause to sic the cops on him for videotaping at a public event.

Meanwhile, Zo says, “Democrat Al Muratsuchi shows his true hypocritical self.”

Just another example of how liberals like Al are not tolerant of things, but want to make it a law for others to be tolerant of the things they wouldn’t tolerate.

But, believe me the real star of this video is the bipolar coffee woman, who smiles sweetly, “I thought this was a coffee with Al Muratsuchi – is it a debate?”  Then without missing a beat, she turns to Zo, ferociously paws at him and hisses, “please! You do not have a right to photograph me. You have no right whatsoever.”

To which Zo replies, “just like you don’t have the right to touch me. You hypocrite.”

Then it gets interesting. Watch this crone who really exemplifies everything that is wrong with the Democrat party today – and that is saying a lot – attempt to bully and intimidate Zo.

(Whatever you do – do not freeze the frame at 5:47 – I’m begging you – just don’t.)

Hat tip: Brian B.

 

Earth Day 2014 News Round-Up

EarthDayGraphic via Scotty’s Dreamworld

The moonbats are out in full force to celebrate “Earth Day” today. There are all sorts of events planned jam packed with the sort of symbolic feel-goodism  liberals adore. A whopping 18% of the American people say they plan to “celebrate” Earth Day, this year.

NASA even took some time out from their Muslim outreach duties to promote the importance of “climate change” (I like to call it “weather”) with #GlobalSelfies so libs can take pictures of themselves caring more about the earth than you do.

Via Twitchy:

 

People are actually doing this.

Of course, NASA had to weigh in on “Climate Change” (weather):

Prompting this humorous reply:

MORE from Twitchy:

How is CNN ‘covering’ Earth Day? Columnist Rex Huppke reveals and it is hilarious

Earth Day hypocrisy! Mark Knoller catches Obama’s carbon footprint widening

 

Via Sooper Mexican, here are some  fun facts about the day: 

Did you know that Earth Day started in 1970 on the 100th anniversary of  Lenin’s birthday? Neat, huh?

Earth Day was co-founded by a murderous degenerate named Ira Einhorn who bashed his girlfriend’s head in and hid her body in a trunk while she was still alive. There she stayed for the next 18 months until her her rotting corpse was discovered by the police. He is known as “the Unicorn Killer” because Einhorn means unicorn in German. He fled to Europe and was convicted 25 years later for her murder in 2002 and is serving a life sentence.

Oh – and none of the original Earth Day predictions have come true.

Via John Gabriel at Ricochet, here are the 13 Most Ridiculous Predictions Made on Earth Day, 1970:

Today is Earth Day — an annual event first launched on April 22, 1970. The inaugural festivities (organized in part by then hippie and now convicted murderer Ira Einhorn) predicted death, destruction and disease unless we did exactly as progressives commanded. Sound familiar? Behold the coming apocalypse, as predicted on and around Earth Day, 1970:

  1. “Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.”  — Harvard biologist George Wald
  2. “We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation.” — Washington University biologist Barry Commoner
  3. “Man must stop pollution and conserve his resources, not merely to enhance existence but to save the race from intolerable deterioration and possible extinction.” — New York Times editorial
  4. “Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make. The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years.” — Stanford University biologist Paul Ehrlich

Keep reading at link.

Via The Conversation: EPA ‘Jetting Around the Country’ for Week-Long Earth Day Tour

Administrator McCarthy will undertake a greenhouse gas laden week-long tour that will “far exceed” any benefit from her climate change proselytizing.

“Frenetically jetting around the country appears to undercut [the] EPA’s message to ordinary Americans that they should conserve, consume less and reduce transportation pollution,” PEER Executive Director Jeff Ruch said in a statement.

McCarthy will be participating in “various events to…focus on responsible steps to cut carbon pollution to slow the effects of climate change” in New York, Boston, Cleveland, Atlanta and Memphis.

Some activities on the tour were called into question.

Ruch noted that some events on McCarthy’s itinerary have questionable ties to promoting climate action, such as joining Energy Secretary Moniz to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Tuesday’s Red Sox vs. Yankees baseball game at Boston’s Fenway Park.

There’s some sort of Pow-wow going on at the National Mall in Washington DC to protest the Keystone Pipeline. As you can see, it’s lightly attended, I’m guessing because even most moonbats know Obama’s already decided against it – and has just kicked the can down the road again to the mitigate political damage to vulnerable Dems. But for some people, it’s still worth the effort just so they show everyone how much they care about the environment, you guys!

 

Weasel Zippers: Salon Fear Mongers: “It’s Only a Matter of Time Before Phoenix Is Entirely Uninhabitable” Because of Global Warming…

Zip: “I’ll go out on a limb and predict this won’t happen.”  (LOL)

 

Obama Preparing To Grant Clemency To Convicted Drug Offenders – May Halt Deportations of Illegal Immigrants

Obama is reportedly getting ready to “grant clemency” to hundreds and maybe even thousands of convicted  drug offenders – a flagrant abuse of his pardon power.

 The scope of the new clemency initiative is so large that administration officials are preparing a series of personnel and process changes to help them manage the influx of petitions they expect Obama to approve. Among the changes is reforming the recently censured office within the Justice Department responsible for processing pardon petitions. Yahoo News has learned that the pardon attorney, Ronald Rodgers, who was criticized in a 2012 Internal watchdog report for mishandling a high-profile clemency petition, is likely to step down as part of that overhaul. Additional procedures for handling large numbers of clemency petitions could be announced as soon as this week, a senior administration official said, though it could take longer.

 NRO contributor Andrew McCarthy was on The Kelly File with Megyn Kelly to discuss this latest example of executive overreach.

“Just as the president uses prosecutorial discretion as a pretext for changing a hole bunch of laws he doesn’t like, he’s now moved on to the pardon power – so the pardon power is going to be his way of rewriting the federal narcotics laws which he personally thinks are too severe. So it evidently doesn’t matter, both that congress has written these laws, that trials have taken place under these laws, and his core constitutional responsibility is to make sure that those laws be faithfully executed. He’s going to rewrite them unilaterally,” McCarthy said.

 

The Obama administration is also apparently getting ready to codify its policy of non-enforcement of immigration laws through executive fiat.

The AP reports that according to two sources, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is considering limiting deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally who don’t have serious criminal records. 

The change, if adopted following an ongoing review ordered by President Barack Obama, could shield tens of thousands of immigrants now removed each year solely because they committed repeat immigration violations, such as re-entering the country illegally after having been deported, failing to comply with a deportation order or missing an immigration court date.
However, it would fall short of the sweeping changes sought by activists. They want Obama to expand a two-year-old program that grants work permits to certain immigrants brought here illegally as children to include other groups, such as the parents of any children born in the U.S.
John Sandweg, who served until February as acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said he had promoted the policy change for immigrants without serious criminal records before his departure and that it was being weighed by Johnson. An immigration advocate who’s discussed the review with the administration also confirmed the change was under consideration. The advocate spoke on condition of anonymity because the proceedings are confidential.

This obviously represents a radical departure from existing law, but not how the Obama administration has enforced existing law. As I noted, the policy has been non enforcement all along. This is why the most demoralized Federal employees in America are ICE agents.

As Senator Jeff Sessions recently stated on the Senate floor, our immigration system has been in a state of collapse since Obama came into office and that collapse is by design.

Citing the LA Times story that shows there has been a 44 percent drop in interior deportations since 2009 and the recent analysis which shows that two-thirds of ICE removals last year were actually border apprehensions, Sessions charged that the system is in a state of collapse, and that it is by design.

Sessions condemned U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Vice President Joe Biden for their appalling pro-amnesty efforts:

“So, you come into the country illegally and the attorney general of the United States declares that these individuals have a civil right to amnesty. How can this possibly be: the chief law enforcement officer in America?

“Vice President Biden recently said, quote: ‘You know, 11million people live in the shadows; I believe they’re already American citizens.’ Eleven million undocumented aliens are already Americans? Goodness. The vice president of the United States would make such a statement. It’s stunning beyond belief.”

 “Our law enforcement system is in a state of collapse,” he said. “And it’s a deliberate plan by the president of the United States, and it’s wrong. And, people need to be aware of it and need to stand up to it and I believe the American people are beginning to do so.”

Drug offenders and illegal immigrants are important and thus protected constituencies to this administration, obviously.  But if you’re a cattle rancher, guitar maker, voter integrity activist, pro-lifer, water bottle company CEO, tea partier, conservative movie maker, Republican donor, traditional marriage advocate, ObamaCare critic, polling company, or  lemonade stand proprietor- you can expect bullying, intimidation and often the the full force of the law to come raining down on you – with with guns blazing.

Welcome to ObamAmerica 2014. We’ve got almost three more years of this.

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