Saturday Movie Matinee: ObamaFail: Wrong On Foreign Policy For Five Years – And Counting

Washington Free Beacon: Haunted: Obama’s been wrong on foreign policy for five years | SUPERcuts! #95:

And counting….RCD: Obama Rejected “Best Military Advice” CENTCOM Chief Urged Modest Combat Contingent

As he laid out his strategy to combat the Islamic State in both Iraq and Syria, President Obama rejected the “best military advice” of his top military commander in the Middle East.

Quoting two U.S. military officials, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday that Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, commander of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), said “that his best military advice was to send a modest contingent of American troops, principally Special Operations forces, to advise and assist Iraqi army units in fighting the militants.”

Austin’s recommendation was taken to the White House by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey. The White House rejected CENTCOM’s “advise and assist” contingent due to concerns about placing U.S. ground forces in a frontline role.

In a press briefing Thursday, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said that the president had rejected Austin’s recommendation because he believes “it is not in the best interest of American national security to send American combat troops in a combat operation to act on the ground in Iraq.”

The Kelly File: No “Broad Coalition” for war kinetic action  Against ISIS as Obama Rejects Military Advice:

Turns out there is no “broad coalition” for the Regime’s non-war against the non-Islamic Islamic State.

Washington Free Beacon: Are we at war with ISIL? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ | SUPERcuts! #98:

Sarah Palin Obliterates Obama ➡ ‘So Full of Deception’

Bill Whittle Firewall, Truth Revolt: TIE-DYED TYRANNY:

Back in the Bad Old Days, tyrants bent others to their will with machine guns and death camps. But what fig leaf can modern, touchy-feely, petty tyrants use to make sure other people remain “in compliance?” How about Saving the Planet?

Anne Bayefsky speaks @ the UN about UN antisemitism, Sept. 8, 2014:

Megyn Kelly Interview of Ward Churchill and Dinesh D’Souza:

A lot of people wonder why Megyn Kelly would bother having a  crackpot and has-been like Ward Churchill on her show. It’s simple – and they touch upon this in the video –  Churchill represents a toxic strain of anti-American thinking that permeates the left (including our current president.). And unlike the crackpots on the far right  who are banished from any positions of influence by conservatives, the crackpots on the left live in universities, Hollywood and the media and do have immense influence over shaping the culture. That’s what makes the Ward Churchill interviews so unsettling.

Steven Crowder, Moderate Islam: A MYTH! (Featuring Dana Loesch):

National Review: Krauthammer’s Take: President Obama Lying Brazenly About Halting Executive Action on Immigration:

On Friday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer said that President Obama has lied about his reasoning for waiting until after November to take executive action.

“When [President Obama] spoke to Chuck Todd, he prefaced the lie — the idea that it had nothing to do with politics — by saying, ‘Now I’m being honest here,’” Krauthammer said, “which is always a sign — when you hear it from a politician — to reach for your wallet.”

PJ Media: Bridge of Shame: Fallen Span Proves Government Can’t Do Anything Right:

Truth Revolt: Andrew Klavan: The Newest Threat on College Campuses: Microaggression:

In which our brave and compassionate host takes a look at some real-life examples of microaggression and the deep harm such assaults can really do.

I’m Andrew Klavan and this is the Revolting Truth.

Well, it’s back to school time and all across our country, college students are suffering from an insidious form of oppression called microaggressions.  These are defined as commonplace verbal or, behavioral indignities…  that communicate racist or sexist slights or insults…”

MAN FIGHTS OFF BIG SHARK – REAL OR FAKE?

Saturday Movie Matinee: “Beware America, They Are Coming For Us”

Aaron Gardner, Red State: Lt. General Calls for DEFCON 1 Over ISIS 9/11 Threat:

On Saturday, retired Lt. General McInerney appeared on Fox News, where he issued a dire and frightening warning about an apparent imminent threat to the United States. Citing an as-yet unpublished book by an unnamed “major news network’, the General predicts an upcoming “earth-shattering” revelation that foreshadows a major event ahead of or on September 11th of this year.

Aaron Gardner, Red State: “Beware America, They Are Coming For Us” – Lt. Gen. McInerney on FoxNews:

McInerney lists several key indications of the danger we now face, a warning from King Abdullah which sent a signal to the U.S. and Europe that ISIS can reach them, the mesage from ISIS, sent by the beheadings, that they don’t fear us, Prime Minister Cameron’s move to upgrade the U.K. threat level to severe, the Sec. of Defense and the Chairman of the JCS calling ISIS an imminent threat, and last MH370 and the eleven airliners under the control of ISIS.

Fox News: 13 Hours At Benghazi With Bret Baier: Part 1 out of 5:

A U.S. security team in Benghazi was held back from immediately responding to the attack on the American diplomatic mission on orders of the top CIA officer there, three of those involved told Fox News’ Bret Baier.

Their account gives a dramatic new turn to what the Obama administration and its allies would like to dismiss as an “old story” – the September 11, 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

Speaking out publicly for the first time, the three were security operators at the secret CIA annex in Benghazi – in effect, the first-responders to any attack on the diplomatic compound. Their first-hand account will be told in a Fox News special, airing Friday night at 10 p.m. (EDT).

Based on the new book “13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi” by Mitchell Zuckoff with the Annex Security Team, the special sets aside the political spin that has freighted the Benghazi issue for the last two years, presenting a vivid, compelling narrative of events from the perspective of the men who wore the “boots on the ground.”

The security contractors — Kris (“Tanto”) Paronto,  Mark (“Oz”) Geist, and John (“Tig”) Tiegen — spoke exclusively, and at length, to Fox News about what they saw and did that night. Baier, Fox News’ Chief Political Anchor, asked them about one of the most controversial questions arising from the events in Benghazi: Was help delayed?

Bill Whittle, Truth Revolt: President Coward:

He delayed the mission to rescue James Foley and other ISIS hostages because he didn’t want to be “Carterized.” He sent the men in the rescue helicopters back to their bunks as he watched our people die in real time at Benghazi. And he delayed the Osama bin Laden raid for MONTHS out of fear of what a failed attempt would do to his re-election chances. In his latest FIREWALL, Bill Whittle shows how President Coward always puts his personal image ahead of the lives of American citizens.

Obama Takes Credit For Ceasefire In Eastern Ukraine – Lt Col Ralph Peters – Lou Dobbs:

PJ Media: Culture Trend? Government Now the Villain in Pop Teen Movies & Books:

The Giver, Divergent & The Hunger Games are all popular with youth and all anti-big government stories. Is the culture changing to favor political liberty?

Brutal Attack Caught On Camera: Couple Beaten By Gang In Springfield, MO:

How that story should have ended:

DefundMob Of Teens Try To Violently Rob Concealed Carry Holder, Get Shot:

A mob of Wisconsin teens attempted to rob a group of adults in Milwaukee only to be shot at by a West Allis man carrying a concealed carry weapon.

Police say that a group of teens attempted to rob a group of adults when one of the men pulled out his gun and began shooting at the teens.

He fatally shot one of the robbers, a 15-year-old known gang member who was already the victim of another non-fatal shooting on August 1.

Mutant Giant Spider Dog (SA Wardega):

Had to include the spider-dog for this week’d matinee. I’m surprised no one had a heart attack over this.

Speaking of spiders – I don’t get why/how this girl did this.

Katrina Dewees: Anybody Afraid of Spiders?

Damn, girl.

 

Via Bookworm Room: Why is Modern Art so Bad?

As Dante said, “Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as it were, God’s grandchild.”

Too much modern art, though, exhibits neither aesthetic appeal nor craftsmanship.  It’s cheap and ugly.  Before I became politically aware, I thought that modern art’s decline was traceable to only two things: the rise of photography and the fall of God. The first made technical mastery seem redundant, while the second destroyed the impulse to dedicate ones highest skills to the greater glory of God and his creations (including mankind).

I’ve since expanded my original theory about photography’s and atheism’s effects on art.  I now also see that an anti-American, anti-capitalist, anti-Enlightenment ideology also drives modern art. I expanded on that theory in 2011, after a visit to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and I’ll quote here the relevant passages from that earlier post:

God’s Gift:

My 87 year old mother with Alzheimer’s knew who I was,even if it was for just a moment.

Saturday Movie Matinee: Great Moments In Presidential History

The Rush Limbaugh Show: The Most Brilliant Man on Earth Doesn’t Have a Strategy Yet — But He Doesn’t Believe We Can Defeat ISIS or Putin

Okay, we don’t have a strategy yet to deal with ISIS.  And not only do we not have a strategy to deal with ISIS, the president of the United States told ‘em that.  He told them that in a press conference yesterday. Then he told Putin and the Russians that we’re not gonna do anything about whatever’s going on in Ukraine. And then he said that we’re never gonna be able to vanquish ISIS. We’re never gonna be able to get rid of ‘em.  So you Iraqis, if you’re worried about it, you better step up, ’cause we can’t deal with them.  I mean, we can put ‘em down, but we can’t get rid of them.

Can you imagine if that had been the attitude about Hitler and the Nazis?  Can you imagine if that had been the attitude about imperial Japan back in World War II?  Can you imagine if that had been the attitude about the Soviet Union and the Berlin Wall?  Can you imagine if that had been the attitude? “Hey, you know, we’re never gonna be able to get rid of these people.  We’re gonna have to find a way to compromise with ‘em, find a way to live with ‘em.  If you’re directly affected by ‘em, don’t bother, Rush, you’re on your own.”

Like you Iraqis.  “Come on, you better step up. If you can’t deal with this, it’s your problem. I’m not gonna help you anymore. We can’t do anything about it.”  Imagine if that attitude had been prevalent during World War I.  Can you imagine if Barack Obama had been around during the Revolutionary War?  “Hey, you guys made a big mistake. We can’t get rid of the British here.  What are you talking about?”  Can you imagine Barack Obama as president during any period of time saying about the equivalent threat of that period what he is saying about ISIS?  He says this while his own defense secretary says ISIS is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before, while his idiotic secretary of state also sounds the drums about how dangerous this bunch is.

The Daily Rushbo: RUSH: Great Moments In Presidential History:

UK Ups It’s Terror Threat Level As Obama Struggles To Recover To No Plan – Special Report:

PJTV, Trifecta: The Dark State Rises: Who’s to Blame for the Brutal New Caliphate? (Pt. 1)

Andrew Klavan, Truth Revolt: Democrats at War:

In which our host, Andrew Klavan, discusses the lies, double-speak, failures and foibles of Democrats at War!

Bill Whittle, Truth Revolt: The Republic of Bill:

Jimmy Miles – Country Born, American Made (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

We are pleased to bring to you the all-new music video from Jimmy Miles, featuring Mark Muller of Max Motors. Country Born, American Made is representation of the American life in rural Missouri, and we would appreciate your support, for Top Artist of the Year!!

Saturday Movie Matinee: The Real Race War

Bill Whittle, Truth Revolt: The Real Race War:

Since the shooting of Michael Brown by a white policeman and the ensuing riots and looting in Ferguson, MO, Americans have been told, yet again, that there is an epidemic of crime against black people in this country. But is there really a race war, and if so, which side is actually waging it?

Bill O’Reilly: The Truth About Ferguson:

This video has gone viral – and for good reason. This is O’Reilly at his best.

The Right Scoop: Dana Loesch v. Richard Fowler in heated debate on Al Sharpton’s presence in Ferguson over the past week because of White House request:

Gateway Pundit: Michael Brown Star Witness Has a Warrant for His Arrest For Stealing & Lying to Cops:

Dorian Johnson lied to police and has a warrant out for his arrest.

The Daily Surge: Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke: Eric Holder Needs to Apologize to Cops:

While visiting Ferguson, Missouri yesterday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters he “personally” understands the “sense of mistrust and mutual suspicion that can take hold in the relationship between law enforcement and certain communities.”

It’s that kind of “irresponsible” and “inflammatory” rhetoric that lead Milwaukee County sheriff David Clarke to demand an apology from Holder, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, and Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill.

Daily Rushbo: RUSH: CNN No Longer Confident That The ‘MYTH’ In Ferguson Will Hold Up:

Welcome To The Varsity Team – White House Changes Tune On ISIS Threat Level – Fox & Friends:

Fox News: Terrifying Ties – RPT: ISIS Communicating With Mexican Cartel – Islamic Extremism On The Rise – F&F:

NRO; Lowry: Obama’s ‘JV-Squad’ ISIS Comments ‘Not Just Flatly Wrong, but Juvenile':

Interesting discussion on trial balloons indicating a sharp change in strategy coming from the Regime in the past couple of days.

Mark Levin “Obama Hooked On Golf Like Drug Addicts Are Hooked On Drugs”:

SEE ALSO: Ben Shapiro, Breitbart News, OBAMA’S ISIS NAVEL-GAZING EMBOLDENS ISLAMISTS:

On Thursday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced that the threat of the Islamic State in Syria and the Levant was “beyond anything we’ve seen.” He explained:

They are an imminent threat to every interest we have, whether it’s in Iraq or anywhere else…as sophisticated and well-funded as any group we have seen…They are beyond just a terrorist group. They marry ideology, a sophistication of … military prowess. They are tremendously well-funded. This is beyond anything we’ve seen.

Just months ago, in February, Hagel stumped for some of the largest cuts to the military in American history; he proposed cutting the Army to pre-World War II size. “For the first time in 13 years we will be presenting a budget to the Congress of the United States that’s not a war-footing budget,” Hagel explained. “That’s a defining budget because it starts to reset and reshape.”

This has been working out beautifully.

The Daily Rushbo: RUSH: Rest Assured, Obama Can Continue To Destroy America From The Golf Course:

The Daily Rushbo: Buck Sexton: Obama Uses ISIL Instead Of ISIS Because He’s ‘Wicked Smart’:

Sexton explains something I’ve been wondering – I think he’s exactly right.

PJ Media Trifecta: Gee, Officer Krupke, You’ve got Humvee, a Helo, a Drone and an M-16:

GOPICYMI: Jon Ralston: Clinton Should Be “Embarrassed” By Demanding “Royal Treatment” As “Students Struggle”:

PJ Media Trifecta: Perry Indicted: Should He Step Down, or Step Up and Fight for Rule of Law?

The Blaze: Armed Elderly Woman’s Epic Stand Against Intruder Captured on 911 Call — Listen Closely to How Suspect:

An armed 73-year-old woman stood her ground when a man broke into her Lilburn, Georgia, home earlier this month, sending the suspect to a nearby hospital with a gunshot wound. The audio from the 911 call, released by police recently, captured the entire incident and proves she is one tough woman.

The woman, who hasn’t been identified, says she heard someone knocking at her door at around 9:45 p.m. on August 3. She didn’t answer and a few moments later, she heard the sound of glass shattering, confirming her fears that an intruder was trying to get into her home.

Grouper eats 4ft shark in one bite:

If you’re one of the few people in the universe who hasn’t seen this yet, apparently a lot of folks find it fascinating.

Saturday Movie Matinee: Rick Perry Indictment Is Political Payback

FOX 4 News – Dallas-Fort Worth: Gov. Rick Perry indicted:

Breitbart Texas: POLITICAL PAYBACK: DEMOCRAT-CONTROLLED TRAVIS COUNTY DA OFFICE INDICTS RICK PERRY:

A grand jury indicted Governor Rick Perry Friday for his attempts to remove Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg from office after she was arrested for driving while intoxicated last year in a case that made national headlines.

In April 2013, Lehmberg was arrested after a witness called 911, describing her as driving erratically, swerving back and forth into the bike lane, and into oncoming traffic. Officers at the scene reportedly found an open bottle of vodka in her car, and a blood sample obtained later that evening purportedly showed a blood alcohol level of 0.239—almost three times the legal limit—even that many hours later.

Not only did her arrest attracted headlines, but her belligerent behavior after she was brought to the police station—all captured on video tape—drew attention, as well. Lehmberg is seen blaming the police for destroying her political career, yelling and insulting them; demanding that they call Travis County Sheriff Greg Hamilton; sticking out her tongue; making faces; kicking at the door to her cell; and eventually getting restrained with leg irons, being strapped to a chair and wearing what is commonly referred to as a “spit mask,” which is usually used when a detainee is spitting or biting. To be fair, the video does not expressly show that happening, and Lehmberg’s defense attorney later claimed that the mask was used to “protect her identity.”

Daily Rushbo: LEVIN GOES NUCLEAR Over Rick Perry Being Indicted:

Fox News: Plenty New Details & Plenty New Confusion, Surrounding Why Ferguson Kid Was Stop & Killed:

The Dana Show: Alleged Friend Of Officer Darren Wilson Offers His Side:

A woman claiming to be a friend of the officer involved in the shooting of Ferguson’s Mike Brown called into my program offering Darren Wilson’s side of the story. Video via my show’s flagship station, KFTK in St. Louis:

SEE ALSO:

Ace of Spades HQ: Ferguson Police Chief: The Initial Stop of Michael Brown Was Not About the Robbery, But About Brown and Johnson Walking In the Middle of the Street:

More facts.

“The initial contact between the officer and Mr. Brown was not related to the robbery,” Thomas Jackson, the police chief, said during a news conference Friday afternoon.

Rather, it stemmed from the fact that Brown and his friend were “walking down the street blocking traffic,” Jackson said.

This explains why Brown’s friend said the stop was over the fact that the cops rolled up on them for just walking in the street — apparently, that’s pretty much what happened. They were walking in the middle of the street, and the cops stopped beside them to say “Get the f*** on to the sidewalk.”

Or so Darion Johnson says.

That matches up with what the friend told Dana.

johnny dollar said, “the robbery is apparently not relevant to why he was stopped. However, it could be relevant to why the suspect reacted in the way he did.”
If the APB about the strong arm robbery came after the initial altercation, that is relevant.
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Trey Gowdy Discusses the Benghazi Hearing:
The investigation has been quietly moving forward – a hearing has been scheduled for September, but Gowdy says private depositions are much more useful to him than listening to five minutes of grandstanding by Congressmen. “If you want to be on the news, rob a bank,” he says.
Bill Whittle, Truth Revolt: The Struggle for Stupidity:
Andrew Klavan, Truth Revolt: Income Redistribution:

Why is President Obama returning unexpectedly to Washington? That question misses the point, says Charles Krauthammer:

Look, I think the problem is not that he’s on vacation. I think the problem is, what does he do when he’s not on vacation? Or what would he be doing even if he was in the White House? He can have all the communications equipment in the world that he needs, but what is he communicating?

PJTV Trifecta: Back to Iraq: Where the Caliphate is So Bad, Al Qaeda Disowned It (Pt. 1)

PJTV Trifecta: Obama Yanked the Troops and Iraq Collapsed, Should We Go Back? (Pt. 2)

Lindsey Graham: ‘Strong Intelligence’ to Suggest ISIS ‘a Threat to the Homeland’

Newsmax: Retired Army lieutenant colonel, author, and Fox New strategic analyst joins Steve Malzberg to discuss  ISIS is and what we should be doing about them:

Krauthammer Obama’s Bluff in Iraq Has Been Called:

Now that Maliki has stepped down….

Fox News Greta Van Susteren Christians Under Attack Special:

Bill Whittle’s Explains His Brief Bout Of Mental Illness:

The Right Scoop: What’s The Matter With The NRSC? (Hint: LOTS)

From last weeks Red State gathering in Ft. Worth, TX:

Atlas Shrugged III: Who Is John Galt? In theaters 9/12/2014

Atlas Shrugged Struggles with Hollywood: 

Saturday Movie Matinee: “Operation Martha’s Vineyard”

Last night, Shannon Bream, filling in for Megyn Kelly, had Ed Henry, retired Lt. Gen Tom McInerney, Charles Krauthammer on to discuss US actions in Iraq.

McInerney said that the fact that the operation doesn’t yet have a name, was “very significant.”

“I think the White House had better get their hands on this, or people are going to call it Operation Martha’s Vineyard. The president doesn’t want that,” McInerney pointed out. “We in the military operate under different operations – ‘Operation Iraqi Freedom’, ‘Operation Enduring Freedom’ – all those types of terms have to do with our campaign and our history.” He added, “it shows the significance of the operation when you put a name on it, and unfortunately, he’s making it sound like it isn’t significant.”

As for the air strikes that have been conducted, so far, McInerney said,  “the mission ought to be simply, to protect the Kurds and Kurdistan and stop genocide.”  He continued, ” I would have expected 100-200 targets hit today. I think he hit probably less than 10 maybe less than 5. I don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow, but they had better get up with a very aggressive campaign or this is going to fail.”

He went on to express his alarm at how quickly the Islamic Caliphate was spreading like  a cancer throughout the Middle East, and reiterated his warning that we needed to get more aggressive and right now.

Krauthammer gave Obama credit for putting pressure on the Iraqi government to get rid of Maliki, but the political situation there, he said is completely different from what is happening in the North.  He slammed the WH for saying “we’re not going to do anything major – it all has to be done by Baghdad –  all we’re here is to help them repel ISIS.”

“That’s ridiculous. There is nothing coming out of Baghdad. That army fell apart entirely at Mosul.” He went on to urge the administration to arm the Kurds, fierce fighters who want to fight ISIS.

“These ridiculous legalisms that this administration puts in the way of supplying them are simply incomprehensible. If the president were to give the order tonight, we’d have the weapons the Kurds need- antitank weapons and all sorts of low caliber stuff that they need — RPGs. If the president were to give the order, they could arrive from Germany where we have supplies in one day.”

Fox News: Second Airdrop After Airstrikes Against ISIS Militants In Iraq:

SEE ALSO:

DrewM at AoSHQ: An Important Announcement From The Ministry Of Truth: Obama Always Wanted To Leave Troops In Iraq:

Q Mr. President, do you have any second thoughts about pulling all ground troops out of Iraq? And does it give you pause as the U.S. — is it doing the same thing in Afghanistan?

THE PRESIDENT: What I just find interesting is the degree to which this issue keeps on coming up, as if this was my decision. Under the previous administration, we had turned over the country to a sovereign, democratically elected Iraqi government. In order for us to maintain troops in Iraq, we needed the invitation of the Iraqi government and we needed assurances that our personnel would be immune from prosecution if, for example, they were protecting themselves and ended up getting in a firefight with Iraqis, that they wouldn’t be hauled before an Iraqi judicial system.

“As if it were my decision”. See Obama apparently wanted to leave troops behind but those mean Iraqis wouldn’t let him. That’s the new and approved version of events.

Old History is a little bit different.

THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. As a candidate for President, I pledged to bring the war in Iraq to a responsible end — for the sake of our national security and to strengthen American leadership around the world. After taking office, I announced a new strategy that would end our combat mission in Iraq and remove all of our troops by the end of 2011. As Commander-in-Chief, ensuring the success of this strategy has been one of my highest national security priorities. Last year, I announced the end to our combat mission in Iraq. And to date, we’ve removed more than 100,000 troops. Iraqis have taken full responsibility for their country’s security.A few hours ago I spoke with Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki. I reaffirmed that the United States keeps its commitments. He spoke of the determination of the Iraqi people to forge their own future. We are in full agreement about how to move forward.

So today, I can report that, as promised, the rest of our troops in Iraq will come home by the end of the year. After nearly nine years, America’s war in Iraq will be over.

The media now have their marching orders. That’s the new “truth” that needs to be disseminated throughout the land. Obama didn’t want to “end the war” and bring the boys home. He was forced into it against his will.

Allen West: ISIS is beheading children, and Obama drops two bombs

Everyone is talking about an F/A-18 aircraft striking an ISIS artillery piece — hardly a strategic objective. This does back up what Obama so narrowly defined last night as his intent – address the threat to Americans in Irbil and Baghdad. I am pleased that we took the action to provide humanitarian relief.

The president was very careful in his words, and they were mostly political – not practical. But Obama was more adamant in declaring what he is not going to do — meaning the enemy has been provided a gap to exploit.

However, why was Barack Hussein Obama in such a rush to provide U.S. military resources in Libya supporting Islamist forces? We were told it was a humanitarian crisis, but it seems now hardly so. And please, don’t tell me it was just NATO — America is NATO. And now Americans know Libya as the place where an ambassador and three other Americans were killed in a terrorist attack, our embassy has been evacuated, and as we reported here, the same Islamists we supported have established a caliphate in eastern Libya.

Last night, President Obama had the chance to define a clear and present evil in our time. ISIS represents the Nazis of this century. There is no clearer portrayal of 7th century barbarism than this movement which we have allowed to gain strength, momentum and victory. Its blitz across Syria and Iraq can easily be compared to that of the 20th century blitzkrieg of Hitler. And the savagery being inflicted is beyond belief — consider the marking of Christian homes — history does repeat itself.

Steyn Online: You Want Nazis?

There have been Christians in Mosul for just shy of two millennia, since the first century. There are none today.

The Yazidi are practitioners of Kurdistan’s oldest religion, fire-worshippers whose presence in the region predates Islam. They’re either being executed or starved to death on a mountain:

We are being slaughtered. Our entire religion is being wiped off the face of the earth.

ISIS are fast-track Nazis. No messing about with a few property restrictions and intermarriage laws as a little light warm-up: They’re only in the business of “final solutions”, and they start on Day One and don’t quit until the last Christian and Yazidi is dead or fled. As I’ve often remarked about today’s exhaustively cleansed Maghreb, Levant and Araby, Islam is king on a field of corpses. But pikers like the Muslim Brotherhood, the Baathists, the House of Saud take their time. ISIS are shooting for the Guinness Book of Records.

Jon Gabriel, Ricochet: Obama’s War:

The Obama Doctrine is to ignore problems until they metastasize into vast international crises, then react with an ineffective spasm of concern. In this, the President has been consistent, be it Libya, Egypt, Boko Haram or Ukraine. The truly serious situations get a Twitter hashtag.

The Daily Mail: Lined up and executed, their severed heads put on display as a warning to others: Horrific new photographs of ISIS atrocities

  • WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
  • Sunni tribesmen marched into desert, made to kneel and shot in the head
  • Tribe made deal with ISIS to be left alone but agreement collapsed
  • Shocking close-up photos of splattered brains and severed heads released
  • ‘Punishment for those who fight Allah and his Messenger is to crucify or cut off hands and feet’

The Daily Mail: Dramatic first strike on Islamic State by American forces revealed as aid airdrops finally reach besieged Yazidis on mountainside

  • Videos show three separate military strikes by the U.S. – the first since it withdrew troops from Iraq in 2011
  • Troops dropped 500lb bombs on Islamic State vehicles to stop ‘campaign of terror’ with ‘hallmarks of genocide’ 
  • Obama says more strikes are likely around the Sinjar Mountains where thousands of refugees are besieged 
  • 28,000 meals parachuted to members of religious minority today cornered by militants for Islamic State  
  • Britain joins campaign as government pledges another £8m in aid and two supply planes leave RAF Brize Norton 
  • Military action by U.S. prompted violent response by militants amid fears UK could be drawn into another conflict
  • Cobra emergency committee met at 3pm today convened by the Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond
  • British Special Forces are in the region, some of whom speak Arabic – but MOD insists operation is humanitarian

MARK LEVIN: There’s Genocide Going On And Obama Vacations At The ‘Whitest Place On Earth':

Bill Whittle: Radical Islam vs Radical Christianity:

PJTV: What would it take to get a Senate ‘guilty’ vote on Obama Impeachment?

PJTV Trifecta: Outrageous! Democrats Using Fake Impeachment for Fundraising:

Via the DCCC: SIGN YOUR NAME: DEMAND JOHN BOEHNER CLOSE THE DOOR ON IMPEACHMENT:

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PJTV Trifecta: Those Who Can’t Teach…Are White:

Flashing Children Prank!

Linked by AoSHQ, thanks!

Saturday Movie Matinee: Gruber Video Is ‘Absolute Proof’ that Provision Was Not a Drafting Error

NRO: Krauthammer’s Take: Gruber Video Is ‘Absolute Proof’ that Provision Was Not a Drafting Error:

Charles Krauthammer thinks that a two-year-old video of one of Obama’s chief architects is proof that the denial of subsidies through federal exchanges was not a drafting error.

SEE ALSO:

Via John Sexton, the Conversation:

Obamacare Architect: States Without Exchanges Get No Subsidies

Jonathan Gruber, a “key architect” of  Obamacare was caught on tape in 2012 saying states which do not set up an Obamacare exchange are not eligible for subsidies. His admission mirrors the arguments of plaintiffs in the Halbig case and has the potential to push Obamacare to the brink of collapse.

Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber Once Again Ties Subsidies to State-Based Exchanges

Did Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber make the same mistake twice? A new audio clip finds him once again explaining that Obamacare subsidies are tied to state health exchanges.

A clip of Jonathan Gruber circulated last night in which he states that Obamacare subsidies are tied to the existence of state exchanges. This statement is extremely problematic for the law’s supporters because it appears to confirm the view of plaintiffs in the Halbig case, i.e. that only state-exchanges were intended to deliver subsidies.

Another Stunning Admission in Gruber’s Speech: The Public Option Was Single Payer

As I was watching the video clip of Jonathan Gruber talking about state-based exchanges and subsidies last night I came across another admission which deserves some attention. A few minutes later in the Q&A following his January 18, 2012 speech, Gruber admits that the public option was an attempt to slip single-payer into the Affordable Care Act.

Charles CW. Cooke, NRO: Controlling the Past:

He who controls the past controls the future,” observed George Orwell. “He who controls the present controls the past.” This, in one pithy, symmetrical little maxim, has been the story of Obamacare from its conception to the present day.

Since its official launch, in October of 2013, the architects and salesmen of our ill-conceived phalanx of reforms have been engaged in some of the most pronounced historical revisionism of the modern era — truth being subjugated to expedience; idealism being repackaged in the pathetic language of good intentions; and the past being tweaked at every tricky stage. Thus has the ironclad promise that insurance premiums would decrease for all people given way to scoffing admissions that “of course” some people’s premiums would increase. Thus has the quixotic assurance that there would be no winners and losers been transmuted into the defensive insistence that there are no perfect plans but that this one was “worth it overall.” Thus has a favored vow that anybody who “liked” their existing plan would be able to “keep it” replaced with the patronizing mantra that people just don’t know what’s good for them — and need in consequence to be told what they may buy. Thus has the claim of “universal health insurance” been quickly forgotten, a series of unseemly statistical victory dances being offered in lieu.

Rollcall: Simas Ignores Subpoena Again as White House Defies Issa:

Top White House political adviser David Simas refused again Friday to honor a congressional subpoena, prompting Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to vote to rebuke the administration.

The Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted 19-14 to reject the White House’s claim that Simas has absolute immunity from a subpoena from Congress.

Republicans said they were standing up for the principle that no one is above the law, and Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa quoted a long list of Democrats, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, who have backed Congress’ right to subpoena top administration officials.

Democrats, led by ranking member Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland, said they strongly disagree with the White House’s claim of absolute immunity but also strongly disagree with Issa’s push to press the issue, warning it could hurt the institution if they take a case to court.

The White House informed Issa at 7:30 a.m. Friday that Simas would not appear, Issa said. The absence was “not excused,” the California Republican added.

White House Counsel W. Neil Eggleston asked Issa to withdraw the subpoena to discuss his late Thursday offer for Simas to give a deposition instead of subpoenaed testimony.

Issa refused to do so.

“We have an absolute right and obligation” to investigate the new White House Office of Political Strategy and Outreach, he said.

“This was intended to be a short, and I hope it will be, oversight of a relatively small but in the past controversial office, consistent with our requirement to do oversight even without a predicate of wrongdoing,” he said.

Issa said oversight of the previously troubled political office will help American people be more comfortable and ensure taxpayer dollars are being used properly.

Washington Free Beacon: Krauthammer: ‘Rank ignorance’ in American media covering Israel-Palestinian conflict:

Bill Whittle, Truth Revolt Videos: The Case For Israel:

As Israel is under attack from Hamas in the Gaza strip and BDS — Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions — right here in America, Bill Whittle makes the historical and moral case for Israel, and shows just who, indeed, are the tyrants and aggressors in the Middle East.

Bare Naked Islam: HAMAS savagely beats Gaza civilians who heed IDF calls to leave targeted areas:

Algemeiner (h/t Liz)  In the video, armed enforcers, some wielding batons, are seen beating and punching recalcitrant residents, and, at several points turn on the camera crew, and try to cover the lens. Some of the dialogue in the video is also telling:

(00:41) Man: “Camera out! Turn the camera off!”, (00:51) Man: “Stop the film!”, (00:53) Man: “You’ve filmed enough!”, (1:26) Woman to enforcers: “This is a crime – I’ve already paid for this!”.

(1:29) Interviewer to man in black shirt: “Are you afraid? Man: “I’m more than 90 percent sure that this is not a real event. Normally, I don’t have a lot of fear about this, but when they tell us to get out, then we’ll do it together.”

Narrator: “Hamas police are pushing back against the protesters.” (Police seen trying to break up a prayer session)‏

Enforcer to protesters: “You’re always getting in our way!”‏

(2:18) Woman to security official: “You’re worse than the Jews!”‏

‎Security official: “What are you saying? We’re not the Jews!”‏

Woman: “You can go beat the Jews more! We are not bad people; what have you done here?”

 

Obama: “I Would Love Nothing More Than A Loyal & Rational Opposition”:

A great rant from Neil Cavuto:

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Matt Walsh: Barack Obama doesn’t care about black people

But it’s his skin color that upsets us, he says. If everything was the same, and all events unfolded exactly as they have, we would surely all be in the midst of a 6-year-long fit of ecstasy if only the president’s complexion more closely resembled his maternal side. It’s the darker hue of his pigmentation that perturbs us, not that he used the IRS like a wing of his re-election campaign, or that he shows no regard for the law, or that he sends his DOJ after journalists, or that he lies like he breathes, or that he arms terrorists and drug dealers, or that he left our ambassador to die in Benghazi, or that he spends more tax money funding Planned Parenthood than any other president, or that he deliberately stoked race riots in Florida after the Trayvon Martin incident, or that he’s bungled every single foreign policy decision, or that he pushed a disastrous health care law through Congress, and did so under blatantly false pretenses, or that he pretended to be a civil liberties candidate and then went on to expand the surveillance state more than anyone before him ever did. Our distaste couldn’t be fueled by these factors or any other. We would all be jumping for joy over every last one of these high crimes and misdemeanors, but it’s the shade of his epidermis that spoils the party. Right?

The Right Scoop: Rep. Luis Gutiérrez brags amnesty could bring 4-5 million new Democrats:

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NRO: Top House Dem: Obama’s Immigration Orders are More Important than Vulnerable Dems

Representative Raul Grijalva (D., Ariz.) thinks that President Obama should pursue his immigration goals unilaterally, even if it hurts vulnerable Democrats in the 2014 midterms.

“That’ll always be the case,” the Congressional Hispanic Caucus co-chair told National Review Online when asked if Democrats were still nervous that the border crisis had turned Obama’s expected orders into a political liability.

“You’ll always have members whose political vulnerability they tie entirely to immigration,” Grijalva said. “We didn’t make progress when we were in the majority because we were being protective of those — on immigration reform — we were protecting those members. At some point do you worry more about the future or do you continue to put off the inevitable by not taking action?”

 The Anchoress: Expelled Iraqi Christians, Give Witness to ISIS Fascism – UPDATE! KURDS!

The choice is leave or take a bullet to the head; you have ten hours to get out or die; take nothing but the clothes on your back; oh, you need that glucose meter? Your blood pressure meds? That’s too bad.

The Christians interviewed here make me feel very proud, and very humbled. They are obviously hurting, obviously shocked and displaced, yet full of spirit. And who wouldn’t be a bit angry and undone in such a case? As the lady says, “what have the Christians done to you?”

And yet, when the ISIS thugs forced them from their homes, the Christians said, “Congratulations. You have the house.”

It’s such a Christian thing to say. It is a line imbued with the deep understanding that to take someone’s house may seem like a victory, but it is only a material victory; it is the retort of a spiritual subversive and what it is really saying is, you can take the house, the money, the car, the clothes, but you possess no part of my soul, which belongs to and is fed and sustained by Christ Jesus.

Gateway Pundit:Congress Applauds GOP Rep. Beutler and Her Miracle Baby:

Life News reported:

When she was pregnant with her daughter Abigail Rose Beutler, doctors told Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, a pro-life Republican from Washington state, that her baby had a potentially fatal diagnosis that would claim her life shortly after birth.

Beutler posted a message on Facebook last June sayinbeutler8g her unborn child had been diagnosed with Potter’s Syndrome, a condition which prevents the child’s kidneys from developing properly and is typically fatal for the baby.

In Potter’s syndrome, the unborn baby has an atypical physical appearance as the result of oligohydramnios, a decrease in amniotic fluid volume that causes developmental problems and babies with Potter’s Syndrome typically die within a couple days of being born.

But Dr. Jessica Bienstock at Johns Hopkins Hospital was willing to try an unconventional procedure, and Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) and her husband, Daniel, now have a happy, healthy one-year old.

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