Saturday Movie Matinee: Best and Worst of 2013

Fox News: Top Political Quotes of 2013:

Joe For America: BEST NEWS BLOOPERS 2013:

Another one: THE BEST NEWS FAILS OF 2013:

Top 10 Movies of 2013 – Movies With Meg (2013) Movie Review HD:

Best Wins of 2013:


 

Ultimate Fails Compilation 2013 || Best Fails of the Year!:

ZoNATION: Part One–2013 in Review: Hot-Headed Democrats Ruining Nation:

Saturday Movie Matinee: The End of The Beginning

PJ Media: The End of the Beginning:

You aint seen nothin’ yet. Its been almost a year since Obama gave his second inaugural, and this year has finally demonstrated to most people that he was a horrible choice for our country. The economy is in the slumps, and our healthcare system is in shambles. Voters might want to take note, and realize that Bill Whittle, and those like him, weren’t racist nor extremist–they were trying to save us from ruin.

Obama: I Met With ObamaCare Team “Every Other Week Or Every Three Weeks”:

I doubt very much that he met with the “team” that frequently. I see, we’re still pretending that the main problem is the glitchy website.  Listen closely to his conclusion – it’s vintage Obama: “since *I’m*  in charge, obviously *we* screwed it up.”

Obamacare Fallout – Obama Questioned On Numerous Changes – The Kelly File:

Krauthammer: Nation Finally Sees ObamaCare’s True Colors:

CNN: Barack Obama Half-Brother Say’s He Is A Lousy Brother:

Barack Obama’s father was more abusive and violent than the president was aware of, according to his half-brother, who has written a memoir about their father.

Mark Obama Ndesandjo, who is several years younger than the President, described their father as a brilliant man. But he was also an alcoholic, a “social failure” and an abusive husband, he said.

“I remember the sounds of my mothers’ screams and I remember the sounds of breaking, things breaking,” he told CNN. “And I remember that I couldn’t protect her. That’s something that no child ever forgets.”

Ad: Obamacare Hurts Arkansas Small Business – NFIB Voice of Free Enterprise:

Rep. Jim Jordan Talks HealthCare.gov Security Risks:

Carolers Sing Obamacare’s 12 Days of Christmas:

Greetings from Chuck Norris (The epic Christmas split):

By now, you’ve seen the Jean Claude Van Dam epic split, now watch Chuck Norris one-up him with his epic Christmas split:

Celtic Woman – A Christmas Celebration – Full album:

Saturday Movie Matinee: New ObamaCare Rules ‘Approach Banana Republic Lawlessness’

Krauthammer on New ObamaCare Rules: “This Now Approaches Banana Republic Lawlessness”:

Via Ace, ANC Sign Language Guy Translates Obama’s Obamacare Promises: (Language warning):

Doctors Slam Impact Of H’Care Law In DC As Celebs Are Tapped To Tout Law Dr Ben Carson Cavuto:

Glenn Beck on Mark Levin’s Radio Show 12.12.2013:


 WBAL-MD: After Two Months Of Trying, Cancer Survivor Still Can’t Sign Up For ObamaCare:

 

Reason: Coffeecare: The Affordable Coffee Act:

Via Weasel Zippers, Three Years After The Death Of Brian Terry From “Operation Fast And Furious”:

 

The Conservative Post: It Only Took This Army Vet 3 Minutes To Destroy Obama’s Gun Control Plan:

I think I posted this back in March – it’s being called the best 2nd Amendment speech, ever:

Michael Savage Plays Looney Tunes For Crazy Leftists – Opening Segment – 12/12/13:

Reporter fail at Christmas jumper Guinness World Record attempt:

Obligatory – Steve Perry: A Very Perry Christmas: 

I’ve posted this video every December since 2007.

Amazing Russian dance routine:

Saturday Movie Matinee: A White House Culture That Encourages And Diseminates Dishonesty

The Story Of Omar Obama Shows The White House Culture That Encourages & Diseminates Dishonesty:

Megyn Kelly had former Bush Speechwriter, Fellow at the American Enterprise Inst. and WaPo columnist, Marc Thiessen on to discuss the Regime’s Uncle Omar lie:

Townhall: Guy Benson on Fox News – Obamacare mess part of broader problems…..

Charles Krauthammer on President Obama’s ‘constitutional indecency’:

Obamacare Hearings & Harry The Hypocrite – Hannity:

George Will: Medicaid Is Next Obamacare Crisis – All Hell Is Going To Break Loose:

Obama Says Income Inequality Threatens The American Dream – Lou Dobbs Chalk Talk:

Monica Crowley: Obama Has “a Very Warped, Leftist View” of American Dream:

Newsmax: Economist Williams: Obama Incompetent, ‘Beyond Learning’:

President Barack Obama will never able to learn from the late Nelson Mandela about how to properly govern a nation, says Walter E. Williams, a syndicated columnist and economist at George Mason University.

“He’s beyond learning. He has another agenda and, firstly, I don’t think Obama is his own man,” Williams told “The Steve Malzberg Show” at Newsmax TV.

Bill Whittle, Afterburner: I Can’t Believe They Let You Do That!

Radical feminists trying to attack and desecrate a cathedral:

An extraordinary demonstration has taken place in San Juan, a provincial city in Argentina. In brief, a gathering of 7000 feminists attempted to attack a cathedral, which was defended by 1500 men. The men did not attempt to physically attack the women, but linked arms and formed a barrier. And the feminist women? They spat on the men, sprayed them with aerosol spray paint, performed lewd acts in front of them, draped their underwear over them and generally behaved as if they had been seized by some primitive or savage spirit.

After that, you need a palette cleanser: 

Girl Banned From Selling Mistletoe Told It’s OK To Beg For Donation The Kelly File W Megyn Kelly:

Angels We Have Heard on High (Christmas w/ 32 fingers and 8 thumbs) – ThePianoGuys:

The USAF Band Holiday Flash Mob at the National Air and Space Museum 2013:

 

Saturday Movie Matinee: Obama’s Push To Politicize The Holidays

Byron York appeared on Fox news on Friday to talk about the Regime’s creepy attempt to politicize the holidays.

See also:

The Conversation: The Creepy Precedent Behind Democrats’ Push to Politicize Thanksgiving:

The president and his allies have asked supporters of ObamaCare to push the unpopular law on their relatives, this Thanksgiving - even to the point of supplying them with strategies and talking points.

But that’s not all – Mayor Bloomberg’s anti-gun group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns wants families to spend their time around the Thanksgiving table talking about gun control, and they’ve provided a handy-dandy placemat, “Talking Turkey About Guns” to help get the conversation started.

Not to be outdone, Planned Parenthood recommends that supporters discuss “reproductive health” at the Thanksgiving table. “Talking Turkey: 8 Easy Steps for Discussing Reproductive Health and Justice at the Holiday Table.”

You won’t find any conservative organizations pushing a political agenda, this Thanksgiving – the very idea is repugnant to most right leaning folks. Politicizing holidays is a uniquely left-wing impulse which has a troubling history in Communist East Germany, as Byron York reminds us in a post at The Washington Examiner, today.

Byron York: Why is President Obama trying to politicize the holidays?

During a recent stay in Berlin, I visited the old headquarters of the East German Ministry of State Security, better known as the Stasi. The building, in a suitably bleak part of what used to be East Berlin, is now a museum devoted to the communist surveillance state. The upper floors display some of the tools of that surveillance — miniature cameras, listening devices, files on everything — that the German Democratic Republic used to control every aspect of its citizens’ lives.

But the first floor of the Stasi Museum is not about spying. Instead, it is devoted to the propaganda that East German bureaucrats used to foster socialist consciousness in an unwilling public. One display explains the GDR’s efforts in the 1950s to politicize what in the past had been family and religious occasions. The state sought to transform weddings, confirmations, and other personal events into “socialist celebrations,” to be “committed collectively and aimed at a confession to socialism,” according to the awkward English translation of the exhibit.

The exhibition informs visitors that the project “did not gain popular acceptance.” Amazingly enough, people didn’t want to turn their family holidays into socialist celebrations.

Sultan Knish: The Obama who Stole Thanksgiving:

If you were hoping to eat your turkey in peace; forget about it. Michelle Obama not only wants to control your menu; she also wants to control the topic of your family dinner conversation by exhorting your more impressionable relatives to sell you on her husband’s substandard ObamaCare junk plans.

The “Health Care for the Holidays” page on BarackObama.com, promoted by his wife, urges his remaining devoted followers to “pledge” to push ObamaCare on family members and advises “integrating the talk into family time”.

Because there’s nothing that says “family time” like teaching people to hijack family dinners to become used health care salesmen; BarackObama.com offers sales tips like “Make it memorable”, “Be Persistent, but keep it positive” and “Find a quiet place”. That last tip will prevent other family members from hearing their screams of horror at the size of their new ObamaCare premiums and deductibles.

These aren’t tips for talking to family members; but for scamming them out of money. They’re the sort of crude sales techniques that MLM affiliates get in the mail. Be positive, be persistent and eventually you’ll sucker some poor idiot into an ObamaCare plan with a bigger deductible than the national debt.

Twitchy: Thanks, Obama! Here’s what happened when Obamacare came up at Thanksgiving dinners:

Did OFA-approved Obamacare talking points put in an appearance at your Thanksgiving dinner? How ’bout Al Sharpton’s “turkey tips” or the DNC’s “cool” O-care propaganda?

For some families, Obamacare at the holiday table was a recipe for disaster. New Thanksgiving tradition: Screaming arguments.

Thanks, Obama.

Twitchy: ‘Obamacare is GR8!’ Touré describes how Thanksgiving dinner got agreeably ‘wonky’:

For many American families, the subject of Obamacare being brought up at Thanksgiving dinner was a recipe for disaster. But according to MSNBC’s Touré, there were no arguments about Obamacare at his Thanksgiving table, which is apparently the very definition of “wonky.”

Twitchy: Ouch! Actor Allen Covert has a warning for Obamacare Thanksgiving preachers

Twitchy: Gut-busting! Best idea of what to share with family about Obamacare on Thanksgiving

Twitchy: O-Bam! Iowahawk has some advice for Obamacare evangelists on Thanksgiving

Miller Time Weighs In On Obama Obamacare Iran & Turkey Dinner – O’Reilly

Krauthammer: Obama abusing his power with ObamaCare ‘fixes’:

Charles Krauthammer: The real problem in politics today isn’t lack of civility but the breakdown of political norms and the outbreak of lawlessness.

ReasonTV: If You Like Your Plan You Can Keep It: The Rap (w/ Remy):

Remy takes questions from the White House press corps.

PJ Media: Elizabeth Warren for President? Will a First-Term, Blue State Senator Upset Hillary…Again?:

The New Republic says Hillary Clinton should be afraid of Elizabeth Warren in the upcoming Democratic primaries. Will the Massachusetts Senator ruin Hillary Clinton’s chances in 2016? Will the Democratic Party run on the ‘war on women’ meme successfully?

C. Steven Tucker on Obamacare for AFP Indiana 93.1 WIBC and Chicks On The Right:

All of Barack Obama’s Obamacare lies outlined in 25 minutes.

 

The Political Commentator: PSA Video: Knockout ‘Game’ Self-Defense:

In this Special Edition Gracie Breakdown, Rener Gracie and Eve Torres share some critical self-defense principles everyone should know in order to defend against the growing trend of vicious unprovoked assaults by cowardly teenagers. Obviously, harsher punishment would reduce the frequency of these deadly assaults, but until that happens, everyone must learn how to break the “Triangle of Victimization” in order to reduce the risk of being targeted. Please share this video with all your friends and loved ones, together we may very well save a life.

Some good tips, here. Well worth your time.

Saturday Movie Matinee: The Hammer of Reality and the End of ObamaCare

Bill Whittle PJTV Afterburner: The Hammer of Reality:

Bam! Bam goes the hammer. People receive cancellation notices from their insurance companies. Bam! Obama is exposed as a liar. Bam! Reid and Pelosi were in on it. Bam! When times are bleak for conservatives, we have one inalienable tool–the hammer of reality…

Another exceptional commentary by Whittle:

Charles Krauthammer on the Kelly File: Barack Obama’s Broken Promises:

Syndicated Columnist and best-selling Author, Dr. Charles Krauthammer joins Megyn Kelly to discuss his take on the overall affect Barack Obama’s broken promises will have going forward for the entire Democrat Party in the future.

Lee Doren, How the Word Works: President Obama is Sorry?!

SenatorSessions: Sessions Explains History Behind Reid’s Suppression Of Senators’ Rights:

“[The Majority Leader] gets the right of first recognition in the Senate, and there are only a certain number of amendments that can be put on the amendment tree. He fills all those slots—we call it filling the tree—and then no one else can get an amendment up that the Majority Leader doesn’t approve. It is really unbelievable. And like frogs in warming water, we don’t even realize the pan we are in has about got us cooked…

So Senator Reid fills the tree… This is unacceptable. So Republicans say: ‘We’re not going to end debate on the bill until we have a legitimate opportunity to file amendments…’

So we have this spectacle of members of the United States Senate—United States Senators from great states all over America—hat in hand, bowing before the Majority Leader, pleading that he allow them to have their amendment up for a vote. It is really not right. It is an alteration of the whole concept of the free and open debate the Senate is all about. I truly believe that it is, and we are going to have to stop it.”

PJ Media: ZoNation: ZoNATION: Oprah Orders More Whine On The Race Card:

Oprah has raised the debt ceiling on the race card. Even though she’s got enough money to swipe that card ’til it smokes. Funny how the wealth she has mostly comes from her white fans, but somehow it’s racism that’s causing Obama to fail. It can’t possibly be his policies. Be sure to check out Zo’s Audio Book to get insight on promoting conservatism in the culture and letting the liberals trip over their own nasty narrative. http://alfonzorachel.com/macho-sauce-

 GOPICYMI: MSNBC: Obama Poll Numbers At All Time Lows, Dragging Down 2014 Democrats:

Charles Krauthammer: Hillary Clinton Is A ‘Paper Tiger’ For 2016:

ReasonTV: Daisy Ad 2013: Senate Filibuster Nuclear Option Remix:

Acrobatic Gymnastics Worlds 2010 Ukraine WG Combined:

Watch this jaw-dropping routine…

Saturday Movie Matinee: Obama Makes Everything Worse

John Sexton, The Conversation: Laszewski on Kelly File: ‘This just makes everything so much worse’:

Megyn Kelly teed up Laszewski with a series of video clips of various White House surrogates suggesting the cancellation letters are a merely a business decision being made by insurance companies. But as Laszewski pointed out, that claim is completely undercut by the President’s offer of a “fix.”

“If the insurance companies didn’t have to cancel people then why did the President give a press conference and announce that insurance companies don’t have to cancel people?” Laszewski asked. “The administration just changed the rules so the insurance companies don’t have to cancel people” he continued, adding “Well, I guess they had to before then, didn’t they Megyn?”

SEE ALSO: 

John Hayward, The Conversation: Another ObamaCare talking point is dead and gone:

Bob Laszewski must have one of the cleanest backgrounds in America, because he’s going to be investigated by every federal agency by the time he’s done shooting his mouth off.  His IRS audits will be epic.  They’ll be subpoenaing rental records from defunct Blockbuster stores to find out if he’s ever returned a video late.  If he’s got a tomato plant in his backyard, it’s going to be swarming with Department of Agriculture inspectors.  I’m surprised the left-wing blogger hit squad hasn’t pushed character-assassin articles about him into the mainstream media yet.  At the very least, we’re probably going to end up hearing a lot about how rich he is.

As to the point he made to Megyn Kelly, why yes,, that would seem to be a bit of checkmate, wouldn’t it?  The moldering skeletons of so many dead-and-gone Democrat talking points lie half-buried in the sands of time behind us, a trail of bones leading back across the eternity of the last five weeks, but at one point theywere rather loudly insisting that nothing in ObamaCare compelled any provider to cancel any insurance plans.  Every stooge in the liberal blogosphere repeated this talking point a thousand times.  And now it’s gone, gone, gone… just another yellowed skull grinning at them from the trail of dead propaganda, already fading into the mists of history, and they’ll grow angry if anyone remembers that they passionately believed it just 48 hours ago.

Obamacare, Deconstructed:

Political Fallout – Effect Obamacare Will Have On Presidency – Charles Krauthammer -The Kelly File:

Rep Trey Gowdy answers – Can Americans really get cancelled coverage back – It’s All About Politics:

Joel Pollak, The Conversation: So, When Does Ted Cruz Get His Apology?

That crazy Ted Cruz. The Texas freshman Senator (R-Tea Party) tried to defund Obamacare, then accepted a one-year delay in the individual mandate as a compromise position. But you can’t govern from one House of Congress, and the one he’s in is one the Republicans don’t govern anyway. Obama and the Democrats held all the cards. So Cruz caved–it was only a matter of time, right?–and Republicans got blamed for everything.

Fast-forward a few weeks….

Highlights from Ted Cruz’s ‘Obamacare’ Filibuster:

SEE ALSO: 

Hot Air: Quotes of the Day:

That the administration knew [of the cancellations] and failed to anticipate the inevitable outcry is political malpractice of the highest order. That policyholders who received cancellation notices didn’t have a functional Web site on which to seek alternatives makes that preexisting condition exponentially worse…

Listening to the president Thursday was painful. He acknowledged the need “to win back some credibility.” He “fumbled the rollout” of health care. He is “letting . . . down” congressional Democrats who took the risk of supporting Obamacare. Although he’s sometimes been “slapped around a little bit unjustly,” the president said, “This one’s deserved, all right? It’s on us.”

Can he recover? I’m sorry to say: I’m not at all confident.

National Journal: Obamacare’s Problems Could Haunt Democrats for Years:

President Obama’s health care law is now compounding a political problem it was meant to solve: the generation-long loss of faith in government activism, particularly among the white middle class.

For decades, Democratic strategists have viewed universal health care as their best opportunity to reverse the doubt among many voters, especially whites, that government programs can tangibly benefit their families. Now the catastrophic rollout of the health law threatens instead to reinforce those doubts. That outcome could threaten Democratic priorities for years.

Even before its disastrous launch, the health care law faced anxiety about its goals. On the plan’s best days, polls found Americans split almost evenly on whether reform would benefit the country overall. But even then, nothing approaching a majority ever said the law would help their own families; among whites, fewer than one-third said they expected to personally benefit. Far more whites said the law would help the poor or uninsured. That meant, as the law debuted, most whites viewed health care more like food stamps than Social Security.

Noah Rothman, For Democrats, Obamacare Unfolding Like a Greek Tragedy:

A great tragedy is unfolding within Democratic ranks. The party and their leader, PresidentBarack Obama, are scrambling to mitigate the damage the Affordable Care Act is doing to the Democratic brand. In their rush, they are striking glancing blows against a law which is already teetering on its unsound foundations. In a Euripidean twist, it is Democrats, not Republicans, who are meting out potentially fatal blows to the project which had once represented their greatest hopes.

Passed along party lines by appealing to methods unbecoming of the democratic process, the president secured his signature achievement in 2010. It was all downhill from there. A scandalous number of waivers, carve-outs and bailouts later, the ACA went into effect in October amid the self-flagellating protests of Republicans. Defeated at last, the law’s opponents stepped aside. Without a distraction, the press and the public focused on the effects of the law itself. What they saw was grotesque.

Mediaite: Rush Limbaugh Touts Obamacare Ads as Vindication for Sandra Fluke ‘Slut’ Remarks:

You may recall kind of a big controversy from last year when Rush Limbaugh called Georgetown student Sandra Fluke a slut, making her representative of a movement he argued wants the government to help pay for their sex lives. And while in retrospect today, Limbaugh regretted being inartful, he argued that a spate of new ads “promoting promiscuity” essentially vindicate what he was saying.

The ads in question, from the makers of “Brosurance,” basically have the not-so-subtle message that Obamacare will help you get your freak on in a safe, responsible manner. Limbaugh said that back when he talked about Fluke, he said Obamacare would promote “promiscuity” and it “caused a lot of people to freak out.”

Fox News: CIA personnel asked to sign additional non-disclosure form after Benghazi attack:

At least five CIA personnel, including government contractors, were asked to sign a second non-disclosure agreement after the Benghazi terrorist attack, Fox News has learned.

While the three-page NDA, obtained by Fox News, does not contain specific references to the 2012 attack which killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, it does contain standard language that unauthorized disclosures could lead to “temporary loss of pay or termination” and “in some circumstances, constitute a criminal offense.”

Sources not authorized to speak on the record, given the sensitivity of this week’s closed-door testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, said the five CIA personnel did not feel pressure to sign the document. But they felt the request for a second non-disclosure agreement after the terrorist attack was odd and not standard practice because their original NDA’s were still in effect, and only some in the group were undergoing contract modifications that might require a new NDA.

 Jean Claude Van Damme Split: Jean Claude Van Damme Volvo Trucks Commercial – The Epic Split:

John Hayward notes at the Conversation that the ad “contains no special effects trickery whatsoever… and he got it right on the first take.  JCVD is 53 years old.”

 

Bat Kid Saves the Day:

Baby and cat cuddle in crib:

Saturday Movie Matinee: Cancer Patient Resigned To Die Now That Insurance Plan Has Been Canceled

Obamacare Makes Cancer Patient’s Insurance So Expensive He’s Decided To Die:

A South Carolina man was diagnosed with cancer and his old insurance was providing him with the doctors and treatment he needed, but that insurance has been cancelled because Obamacare regulations. His new options are so expensive that he’s decided to give up and “let nature take its course” rather than put his family under the financial strain of paying for the new insurance that Obamacare requires.

Bernie Goldberg: After Years of Being ‘Stenographers,’ Media Gets ‘No Credit’ for Turning on Obama:

Communism Is Alive & Well In America – David Horowitz – Lou Dobbs – Hannity 11-06-1:

Dr. Daniel Daves had a dream in 2008 which he considers from God. In the dream, a secret service man told him plainly that COMMUNISM was the greatest threat to America. In 2008, no one was talking about Communism. Today, the story is much, much different. Horowitz reveals that Obamacare is COMMUNISM, plain and simple. It’s time to get Dr. Daves’ book, “WARNING AMERICA: Attempted Hostile Takeover Exposed” which tells the details about the three part dream in 2008.

What I’m trying to write in this book called The Black Book of the American Left is the story of how the communist movement marched into the Democrat Party after ’68 behind the McGovern campaign, have taken over the apparatus of the party, and are tolerated by people in that party, so that there’s…

 What is Obamacare? And single payer? Why do we call it single payer? It’s communism. If the government controls your access to health care which is what this is about, as to what you can have and to what you can’t have, how is that different from– that is communism. 

The Weekly Standard: Netanyahu: ‘This Is a Bad Deal–a Very, Very Bad Deal’:

A very unusual statement from the Israel prime minister on the eve of a possible nuclear deal between the U.S. and Iran:

PJ Media: Election Day Fraud:

 

Woman Who Knew Obama As a Teenager (Mia Marie Pope) Describes gay, crack-smoking, hustling, pathological lying Obama:

 

Saturday Movie Matinee: ‘Lost In The Scandals’

The Blaze: Glenn Beck: Former Secret Service Agent Warns President Obama Sees Government as a ‘Shiny New Toy’:

 Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino, who is running for Congress in Maryland, appeared on the Glenn Beck Program Thursday to discuss why he chose to run for elected office. “We’re at a very dangerous point, Glenn,” Bongino began. “We’re in a lot of trouble. The president sees government — and I think it’s because of his lack of experience, and maybe community organizing in the past — as like this shiny new toy. And for all the disagreements I had with Clinton, Carter, and Bush, there were always limits. There was that line you just didn’t cross — we cross that seemingly every day…” Bongino said that we’re “lost in the scandals,” from the IRS targeting conservative organizations to Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius “shaking down” the healthcare industry, among others.

CBS News:  White House side steps talk of low Obamacare enrollment numbers:

 The Obama administration did not dispute the low enrollment numbers for Obamacare revealed in “war room” notes, saying they did not expect numbers to be high. The Republican chair of the House Ways and Means Committee demanded enrollment data, threatening a subpoena. Sharyl Attkisson reports.

PJ Media: Obamacare Was Designed to Fail, or Was It?:

Cancellations, premium hikes, website failures. The news keeps getting worse when it comes to President Obama’s signature health care plan. Did President Obama and Congressional Democrats really think that this plan would work, or was Obamacare designed to fail? Hear the horrible truth on this Trifecta.

Mark Levin: ObamaCare Is A Purely Political Law And A Power Grab:

See also a couple of good essays at PJ Media about Obama’s epic, non stop lying:

Andrew Klavan: Barack Obama’s Narrative Illusions:

 It is now apparent to any honest observer that Obama is a rank incompetent too arrogant and foolish to alter his political philosophy even after reality has proven it false. As his record at the time of his original candidacy should have warned us, he has no business in the Oval Office. He simply isn’t up for the job.

And what is extra tragicomical about Obama’s spectacular failure is that so many of the journalists who cover him are ALSO content to have him play rather than be the president — just as they themselves are content to play at heroically helping the poor and minorities even as their left-wing policies make the poor even poorer and the marginalized more marginalized still.

The reason for this is that both Obama and many of our journalists were trained in the post-modern academy where they were taught that there is no such thing as moral truth but only culturally inculcated narratives. In such a world, the moral narrative that can be drummed into the head of the populace is the truth that wins. Convincing people that a good has been achieved is the same as achieving it.

Roger L. Simon: God, Lies, and Obama:

So how does he do it? How is Obama able to lie that way?

Two important, and sometimes related, factors militate against lying. One is the aforementioned religious or moral code. God is watching and knows I’m lying. Therefore, if I lie, I’m in for a bad time in the afterlife. That’s the extreme version of this. The lesser versions are guilt or shame for doing something you know to be wrong. Most of us experience some shade of this, although its impact may diminish as the distance from traditional religion increases.

The second is the practical danger inherent in lying. Lies have a habit of backfiring, as in Sir Walter Scott’s classic: “Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.” Until quite recently, Obama has largely been anesthetized from this web. His lies were perceived as truth by the media, more accurately willed to be true, and those who questioned them were the problem. That may be changing. We’ll see.

 Mass Tea Party: IRS Scandal – Report: Lerner Gave Confidential Tea Party Tax Info To FEC, Violating Law A Felony:

 Mass Tea Party: Benghazi Scandal – DOJ & State New Attempt To Block Access To Benghazi Witness – Special Report:

CNN: Lindsey Graham threatens nominees over Benghazi

ATF blocking Fast & Furious whistleblower John Dodson from publishing book scandal:

Obama’s and Eric Holder’s ATF is blocking Fast & Furious whistleblower John Dodson from releasing a both on the scandal.

Sessions Warns Against Packing D.C. Court To Advance Agenda:

More via Senator John Cornyn, The Corner: Don’t Let Democrats Pack the D.C. Circuit:

It is one of the most important battles raging in Washington, a fight that will have far-reaching consequences for everything from health care and the regulatory state to gun rights and the war on terrorism. Yet most Americans have heard nothing about it.

I’m talking about Democratic efforts to pack the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

America has 13 different federal appellate courts, but the D.C. Circuit stands out as the most powerful, especially on regulatory and constitutional matters. No other appellate court wields so much influence over hot-button national issues.

The D.C. Circuit currently has eight active judges and six senior judges (who are semi-retired). Based on its caseload, the court does not need more judges at the present time. For example: Between 2005 and 2013, its total number of written decisions per active judge declined by 27 percent, and the number of appeals filed with the court fell by 18 percent. The D.C. Circuit has already taken four months off this year. Meanwhile, other federal appellate courts genuinely are overburdened and do need more judges.

And yet, instead of trying to fill judicial vacancies where the need is most urgent, President Obama and Senate Democrats are attempting to transform the D.C. Circuit into a rubber stamp for liberalism and big government.

ICE Council Pres Obama Has Endangered Public Safety & National Security:

See also: Judicial Watch Special Illegal Immigration ReportA Timeline of the Obama Administration’s Four Year-Long Conspiracy to Grant Amnesty to Illegal Aliens by Dismantling Enforcement of Our Laws Against Illegal Immigration.

 RepGovs: Virginia GOP Gov Nominee Ken Cuccinelli on FOX News’ America’s Newsroom:

 

News Ninja: Sen Ted Cruz Tells Trayvon Martin’s Mom why Stand Your Ground is not Racist; Use Obama’s Words:

PJ Media: Racist Democrats Keep Playing the Race Card:

The Democrats cannot stop playing the race card. Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) even compared the Tea Party to the KKK. Are the Democrats making these assertions to hide their own party’s long association with racist politics?

Your Daily Dose of Conservatism: Armed Carjacker Meets Armed Citizen:

Armed Robbery on videotape goes wrong in Venezuela (No Sound)

Cute chocolate lab puppy loves sliding down stairs:

Might have to go see this one: Bad Grandpa:

Saturday Movie Matinee: Obama’s Culture of Intimidation

Newsbusters: CNN Anchor Admits Team Obama ‘Can Be Quite Nasty’ to Deal With:

CNN’s Carol Costello admitted on Wednesday that President Obama’s staff “can be quite nasty” to deal with. Given Costello’s propensity to be a bleeding-heart liberal, her admission is all the more striking.

“I felt it first hand when I was, you know, reporting on the presidential race,” Costello noted. “I mean President Obama’s people can be quite nasty. They don’t like you to say anything bad about their boss, and they’re not afraid to use whatever means they have at hand to stop you from doing that, including threatening your job.” [Video below the break.]

Bob Beckel Says White House “Bludgeoned” Him for Calling for Obamacare Delay:

Democratic strategist Bob Beckel reveals that he was “bludgeoned’ in a phone call he received from the White House after he called for a delay in implementing Obamacare because of the colossal failure of the healthcare.gov website.

NBC’s Lisa Myers: Obama Admin has History of Intimidating Reporters & Sources:

Senator Wicker: The Obama Administration’s Culture of Intimidation:

Ben Shapiro on Bob Woodward Threat by White House 2 28 13:

TRIFECTA IRS, AP, Fox and Benghazi Scandals Prove the Extreme Corruption of the Obama Administration:

A flashback from May….Did any of these scandals cause the wheels to come off of the Regime’s criminal bandwagon?

Bill Whittle, Afterburner: Deconstructing Democrat propaganda:

A classic afterburner where Whittle takes apart Democrat narratives about Republicans being “evil, fascist, greedy, and racist”.

Bill Whittle: Afterburner with Bill Whittle: The Cookie Cutter Curriculum:

SAT question: education is to the Common Core System as healthcare is to ______________. If you answered Obamacare, you’d be right. The Common Core is a massive power grab to the federal bureaucracy, and just furthers liberals’ plans of indoctrination. Join Bill Whittle in this edition of Afterburner to learn why

Evolution of Music – Pentatonix:

SEE ALSO: The Regime’s Efforts To Silence Whistleblowers And Intimidate Reporters Have Been Historic:

In response to Snitches get stitches: journalist raided, notes and whistleblower names seized:

When Obama was elected in 2008, his ascension to the White House was deemed “historic” because he was our first black president, and Americans were rightly proud of that. Unfortunately, Obama has been a “historic” president in other ways, too – ways that should horrify and alarm Americans.  His administration’s brazen efforts to silence whistleblowers, intimidate reporters and businesses that don’t play ball with him have been unprecedented. We are living through highly troubling times.

This White House has a long track record of bullying reporters as a tactic to ensure only positive coverage and suppress free speech. And Obama has used the DOJ as a political arm to enforce allegiance to his agenda.

Keith Koffler, who has covered the Bush and Clinton White Houses, as well as the Obama White House has written at length about the Regime’s bullying tactics.

When White House officials, particularly members of the press office, see a story they don’t like, they often call and verbally abuse the reporter who wrote the piece.

In diatribes often peppered with obscenities, they complain of profound injustice, bias, lack of relevance – anything they can think of to get reporters to back off their story.
It’s not just a series of uncontrolled outbursts. It is a planned, methodical, and highly artificial effort to either squash a story or get inside a reporter’s head so they think twice about doing a piece next time that negatively impacts Obama.

That this is an actual policy is evident from the consistency of the practice and its implementation by nearly every member of the White House press office staff. They are all nice, affable people who suddenly switch into an unmarked gear and begin running you over at full speed.

Koffler noted that he’s “seen this done by press people from the Bush and Clinton administrations. But only on rare occasion, and generally with a legitimate grievance in hand. But never have I witnessed this type of bullying of the press in such a systematic, intense, and frequent manner.”

Because the examples of this are legion, I thought it would be a good idea to aggregate a number of these stories in one spot. These are not isolated incidents. They are the result of purposefully thuggish policies perpetrated by nasty, thuggish people. It’s the sort of thing you would see in a third world Banana Republic.

Keep reading at the link.

Saturday Movie Matinee: “We Fell Through the Bunny Hole!”

Carney Walk Out – Obama Administration & Accountability – O’Reilly Talking Point:

Bill O’Reilly went after the Regime for its refusal to take responsibility or even explain its many scandals and shortcomings. Instead, Carney lashes out at Fox News’ James Rosen for asking probing questions for “creating an exchange for Fox.” He ducks out when it becomes clear Rosen isn’t accepting his evasions.

“The powers that be simply will not explain themselves”, O’Reilly lamented.

 Dennis Miller Weighs In On D C Deal On O’Reilly:

Miller, in somewhat sour spirits after the debt deal, went on an epic rant: “A pox on both their houses”, he said. When O’Reilly queried him about the higher taxes he will soon pay, Miller answered, “Oh, I’m sorry Mr. President, I did well. Guess what? Not all of us go into the bubble when we’re 20  and have everything comped for the next 40 years.”

“Oooooh!” replied O’Reilly.

“I worked my arse off”, Miller explained. “I don’t wake up every morning and wonder, “how did I game it? I find those guys creepy…if they can’t get it together – I’m looking into the camera – because really! Figure out what you want and leave me alone! I’m so sick of it!” He went on, “Billy, it doesn’t get any crazier than putting up saw horses outside the WWII Memorial and locking out old men who gave us our country and having no saw horses outside of the consulate in Benghazi, Libya! It’s insane! – We fell through the bunny hole!”

SenTedCruz: Paying Tribute to Lubbock and West Texas Veterans:

The Daily Rushbo: Mark Levin: Obama Trying To Rule With An ‘Iron Fist’:

CBS News: Deadly drug cartel shootout with Mexico police linked to “grenade-walking” scandal:

CBS News has learned of a shocking link between a deadly drug cartel shootout with Mexican police last week and a controversial case in the U.S. The link is one of the grenades used in the violent fight, which killed three policemen and four cartel members and was captured on video by residents in the area.

According to a Justice Department “Significant Incident Report” filed Tuesday and obtained by CBS News, evidence connects one of the grenades to Jean Baptiste Kingery, an alleged firearms trafficker U.S. officials allowed to operate for years without arresting despite significant evidence that he was moving massive amounts of grenade parts and ammunition to Mexico’s ruthless drug cartels.

Read the Significant Incident Report

“Grenade-walking” part of “Gunwalking” scandal

New evidence in ATF’s mysterious grenade smuggler case
Complete coverage of the gunwalking scandal

The gun battle took place last week in Guadalajara. Authorities say five members of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel used at least nine firearms and ten hand grenades against Mexican police. If one of the grenades was supplied with the help of Kingery, as believed, it adds to the toll of lives taken with weapons trafficked by suspects U.S. officials watched but did not stop.

Attention Barack Obama, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, the entire staff at PMSNBC – Pat Condell has a message for you: There’s no racist like a liberal racist:

“Progressive” used to mean socially enlightened and forward looking. Now it’s just another word for a creepy liberal racist.

 

Psychiatrist: Obama’s Grandma ‘Didn’t Trust People of Color,’ So He’s Taking It Out on U.S.

PJ Media Trifecta:  Welfare Recipients Storm Louisiana Walmarts After EBT Glitch:

After spending limits were accidentally removed from EBT cards, welfare recipients in Louisiana stormed Wal-Mart stores. They filled their shopping carts full of stuff on the taxpayers’ dime. When the spending limits were restored, they abadoned the shopping carts in the aisles. Click to watch Bill Whittle, Steve Green and Scott Ott discuss.

 

Ryan Lizza Describes Failed Obamacare Attempt:

Stay with this and make sure you watch the next video.

Touré Selectively Edits Ryan Lizza’s Tweets About Getting Onto Obamacare Site:

2009 Flashback: The Time Obama Made An Auditing Joke:

He’s such a card.

Saturday Movie Matinee: The Values Voter Summit

I  posted Ted Cruz’s outstanding speech, yesterday. Other standout speakers at the Values Voters Summit in Washington DC  yesterday included Rand Paul who declared there’s a war raging against Christianity:

“From Boston to Zanzibar, there’s a worldwide war on Christianity,” the world’s most-practiced religion, he said Friday at the Values Voters Summit, an annual conservative gathering. The intensity of attacks is so high, he later added, that it’s “almost as if we lived in the Middle Ages,” a period that included the Crusades.

Today’s war is perpetrated by “a fanatical element of Islam,” Rand said, adding that most Muslims are not committed to violence against Christians. However, those who are number in the tens of millions, he said. And it falls upon Muslims themselves to take on their violent brothers.

“Some politicians say that this war on Christianity means that we must fight a large conventional war against all radical Islam. … This isn’t going to be fought with a conventional war, it’s going to require Islam to police Islam,” Paul said, imploring Muslims to embrace what he described as a more peaceful, enlightened past.

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) at Values Voter Summit 2013:

Dr. Ben Carson explained why “your health care should be controlled by you and not the government” and why the pro-life movement is not a “war on women.” The pro-abortion movement is “a war on babies”, he declared.

Louie Gohmert tells Values Voter Summit, John McCain ‘supported Al Qaeda’:

 At the Values Voter Summit earlier today, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) spoke about “some senator from Arizona” who, he contends, “supported Al Qaeda.” The thinly veiled reference to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was not lost on the crowd, which applauded as Rep. Gohmert berated “a guy who liked Gaddafi before he wanted to bomb him, a guy who liked Mubarak before he wanted him out, a guy that’s been to Syria and supported Al Qaeda and the rebels.”

Sen. McCain traveled to Syria in May and met with rebel leaders, and has repeatedly said that he doesn’t want the United States government to make deals with groups that support Islamic extremism. Earlier this month, the group that Mccain met with, the Northern Storm Brigade, was actually attacked by the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham, an Al Qaeda affiliate loyal to Ayman Zawahiri. Al Qaeda even nicknamed the group “the Shabiha of McCain” after the senator’s visit.

Rep. Allen West at Values Voter Summit 2013:

Mark Levin tells Values Voter Summit: ‘America is a blue state’ so change the Constitution:

Conservative radio host Mark Levin on Friday proposed changing the United States Constitution because he said “America is a blue state right now.” Levin told the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C that legislative efforts like President Barack Obama’s health care reform law meant that the country was facing “tyranny.” To fix the problem, he proposed that two-thirds of the states meet for a convention to pass amendments to the Constitution. “Now some of you come from blue states, I apologize that you’re in these blue states, I refuse to live in a dark blue state, but some of you live in dark blue states,” he told the audience. “And some of you are saying, ‘Well, this is great for those of you who are in purple states and red states.’ And my answer to you is this: America is blue state right now!”

Tony Perkins & Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) at Values Voter Summit 2013:

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) at Values Voter Summit 2013:

Sen. Rick Santorum at Values Voter Summit 2013:

Marco Rubio Values Voter Summit 2013 FULL SPEECH:

Saturday Movie Matinee: Did The GOP Just Discover They’re Winning?

The Daily Rushbo: Did The GOP Just Discover They’re Winning?

RUSH:  “We’re gonna win this, I think.  We’re gonna win this.”  You know Obama canceled the Asia trip?  I want to know who in the White House had the brains on that, ’cause that was a smart move.  I mean, if he goes over there and starts negotiating with all those people, the ChiComs and whoever else he was gonna meet with, and refuses to negotiate with the Republicans… I mean, don’t forget this is a guy that was elected because he was gonna end all of this, folks.

I’m telling you, I know it’s hard for you to believe.  If you just look at the media every day it’s hard to believe. You look at the media and think the Republicans are just getting hammered and hammered, my gosh, just relentless, but I’m telling you, Dingy Harry apologized for his nasty tone on the Senate floor.  “Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid delivered a striking mea culpa on the Senate floor Friday as he opened the chamber, saying he and his colleagues have simply gotten too personal and nasty in their floor debates.”

Check out the results of this MSN poll (note the glaring lack of a Harry Reid choice):

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Glenn Beck Bursts Out Laughing in Response to ‘Dolt’ Ed Schultz Calling Him ‘Dumbass’:

Now on a much more serious note…

Glenn Beck: ‘They Are Building a Thugocracy We’ve Passed Major ‘Signposts’ – Government Shutdown:

Shutdown Scare Tactics!, Make It Hurt!! Lou Dobbs Chalk Talk Wake The Hell Up America!

MediaiteAnn Coulter Gives GOP a Pass for Shutdown on Hannity ‘This Is 100% the Democrats’:

Mediaite: Mike Lee Opens Up About ‘Demeaning,’ ‘Unfair,’ ‘All Out Attack’ On Him And Ted Cruz By GOP:

In an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) opened up about a closed-door meeting he recently had with the Republican Senate colleagues in which both he and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) were “attacked.” Lee said that the terms used by his fellow Republicans to attack the two Senators were “demeaning.” He asked why, given that the details of the meeting were leaked to the press, that his GOP colleagues did not reveal their identities.”There was allegedly a Republican Senate Conference meeting earlier this week where your colleague, Ted Cruz, took a lot of slings and arrows,” Hewitt said.
“Normally, I don’t comment at all on closed-door meetings between Republican Senators,” Lee said. “It’s a pretty strict rule we have.However, Lee disclosed, the facts of that meeting was already revealed to the press. “It was an all-out attack against Ted Cruz and me,” Lee disclosed. “It was unflattering. It was unfair. It was demeaning.”It was demeaning to Senator Cruz and to me, but more than anything it was demeaning to those who engaged in the attacks,” he added.

Nonessential – A Sunny TV Featurette:

PJTV: President Obama Speaks With Iran’s Hassan Rouhani in First Direct Talk Since 1979:

The United States is talking with Iran for the first time since 1979. Secretary of State John Kerry says a deal to avert Iran’s nuclear program could be just a few months away. Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is a “wolf in sheep’s clothing.” Who do you trust? Let us know below.

Institute For Justice: Feds Raid Family Grocery Store’s Checking Account Over Innocent Bank Deposits:

Saturday Movie Matinee: Obama Lashes Out At “Extremist” Repubs – Neil Cavuto Strikes Back

Via White House Dossier: Obama Lashes Out at “Extremists””

Well, President Obama landed in the briefing room today to talk about the possibility of a shutdown or a default, neither of which he seems to like. And the Republicans who might upend the apple cart are “extremists”:

The American people have worked too hard to recover from a bunch of crises – several of them now over the last couple of years inflicted by some of the same folks in Congress that we’re talking about now – to see extremists in Congress cause another crisis.

And their colleagues in the House caucus are “appeasers”:

The House Republicans are so concerned with appeasing the tea party that they’ve threatened a government shutdown or worse unless I gut or repeal the Affordable Care Act.

They’re engaged in “shenanigans,” pushing a “hobbyhorse.” They want to “burn the house down simply because you haven’t gotten 100 percent of your way.” The contempt is palpable.

“That’s not how our constitutional system is designed!” Obama declared, making me wonder if he’s smoking out GOP subversion of the Constitution in order to justify taking unconstitutional measures himself.

Well, IT IS how our constitutional system is designed. Congress gets to spend. But the Constitution doesn’t say Congress has to spend.

You are by no means required to watch this in its entirety.

Your palette cleanser via Biz Pac Review: Cavuto blasts Obama: ‘We at Fox News are not the problem — you are’:

Obama blamed Fox News for the Affordable Care Act’s unpopularity Thursday in a speech he delivered at Prince George’s Community College. Cavuto wasn’t about to let this go unanswered.

“Mr. President, we at Fox News are not the problem,” he said. “I hate to break it to you, sir. You are. Your words are. Your promises are. We didn’t sell this healthcare law. Sir, you did. Remember this?”

He then listed a long litany of promises Obama made to sell his signature healthcare law to a gullible public — every one of them broken.

Sen. Ted Cruz with Greta Van Susteren on the Senate Vote and What Comes Next to Defund Obamacare:

 

GVS: 25 Republicans crossed over and voted with the democrats and you say it’s not over. Where does it go from here?
TC: To the House of Representatives. Last week the house stood strong. They passed a strong bill that defunded Obamacare. They listened to the people. I’m hopeful and optimistic they’ll sign a strong bill and send it back to the Senate and I hope this time back in the Senate that Senate Republicans come together and stand shoulder to shoulder with house Republicans to actually fix this disaster of a law.
GVS: What makes you think that would happen? Because if it goes — it is going back to the house an say the house puts back in the defunding of Obamacare, the same bill and ships it back across to the Senate, why would you expect the Senate to vote any different this time around?
TC: I don’t know if they’ll put in the same language or something else. What I think is critical is that they act to stop the harmful consequences that millions of Americans are feeling because of Obamacare. One of the things we tried to focus on this week is all of the millions of American who is are struggling to find jobs because of Obamacare, facing the threat of being forcibly forced into premiums and seeing the health care threatened to be taken away because of Obamacare and I think it’s critical in the house step up and stop that damage, stand for the American people and if they do that, I hope the second time around is an opportunity for Senate Republicans to come home and stand united and I hope that’s what we do.
GVS: I guess I’m a little bit — I’m — I don’t think that’s likely to happen in the Senate. You know the Senate better than I do. I don’t think the vote is likely to change. Would you be satisfied if the house bill that came back to the Senate was one that delayed Obamacare for one year? Didn’t defund it but declared it for a year. Is that something to stand behind?
TC: I don’t think to dictate terms to the House of Representatives. They’re 435 members. Each is elected in their district and has to be accountable.
GVS: Is that something that you consider it something that would be effective in your strategy if you could put it off for one year?
TC: For me, what I have said is that I will not vote for any continuing resolution that funds Obamacare because I think Obamacare is a disaster, a train wreck, a nightmare. You know? I’ll note the last two terms, train wreck is what the lead author of Obamacare called it and nightmare is what James Hoffa President of the teamsters called it. I hope that the house continues to do what they do. I want to salute Speaker Boehner and leader cantor and house leadership for joining arm in arm, bringing together the Republicans in the house, to listen to the American people. That’s what they did last time and I hope and believe they’ll continue to do that.

 

Reason TV: Remy: Obamacare Video Contest Son:

The official deadline for the government-touted Healthy Young America Video contest, which is designed to promote the benefits of The Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare), was September 23.But we figure that, what with all the other delays associated with Obamacare, the kind judges at Young Invincibles will be willing to cut us a few days’ slack.So here’s Reason TV and Remy’s “Obamacare Video Contest Song.”
Written and performed by Remy. Produced by Meredith Bragg.

Charles Krauthammer Responds to Mark Levin: I’ve Been ‘Exposed’:

(Can’t we all just get along???)

Mediaite: Mark Levin on CNN w/ Jake Tapper Bashes ‘Serial Liar’ Obama’s ‘Scare Tactics’ Over Gov’t Shutdown:

Washington Free Beacon: Bolton: UN Resolution on Syrian Weapons ‘Simply A Continuation’ of Geneva Agreement:

Former United Nations ambassador John Bolton told Fox News Friday that the U.N. Security Council resolution demanding Syria eliminate its chemical weapons arsenal was nothing but a continuation of the Russian-brokered agreement from last week, calling it another victory for the Assad regime and its Russian allies.The Security Council voted unanimously in its decision, warning of consequences but not authorizing the automatic use of force if Syria was found to be in violation, as previously sought by the Obama administration.

PJTV Trifecta: President Obama Uses Navy Yard Memorial Service to Push for Gun Control:

Bill Whittle: Barack Obama’s Hidden Past With Bill Whittle Part 1:

This is a over two years old, but a good review of the mysteries surrounding this horrific president’s life.

Bill Whittle: Barack Obama’s Hidden Past With Bill Whittle Part 2:

Bill Whittle: Barack Obama’s Hidden Past With Bill Whittle Part 3:

Cat doesn’t respect ping pong rules:

Saturday Movie Matinee: Ted Cruz Salutes The House

Sen. Ted Cruz: Vote In House To Defund ObamaCare Is ‘Historic’:

Via Scott McKay:

Cruz is suggesting to Boehner that if Reid tries to strip out the Obamacare defund from the CR, then Boehner needs to send 13 different CR’s to the Senate; one for each one of the appropriations bills required to comprise a budget and fund the government. Most of those 13 have nothing to do with Obamacare, so sending them forward puts Reid in position to choose – for no reason – not to pass funding for the majority of the government when there are no major disagreements on those CR’s.That is smart. That destroys any argument that it’s the GOP trying to defund the government; clearly it will be Harry Reid’s fault if a general shutdown occurs.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Friday that the House should pass a government funding measure for only the military if the Senate sends back a spending bill that does not defund ObamaCare.

“I hope they respond to the Senate, if Harry Reid does try to force a government shutdown, by passing one continuing resolution (CR) after another funding each specific piece of government, starting off with funding the military,” Cruz said on Fox News.

“Send it over and say, ‘Alright Harry Reid: Are the Senate Democrats, is President Obama going to shut down the military? Is that what you want to do? And see if Harry Reid is going to do that.”
The Conversation: Cruz: Fight to Save America from Obamacare is Only Just Beginning:

 

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)  issued the following statement in response to the U.S. House of Representatives passing the Continuing Resolution that funds the government without funding Obamacare:
“Today, the House of Representatives did what Washington pundits only a few weeks ago said was impossible: a strong bipartisan majority voted to defund Obamacare. This is a victory for House conservatives, and it is a victory for Speaker Boehner and Republican leadership.
“The American people overwhelmingly oppose Obamacare — a program which is killing jobs, dragging down the economy, and harming the most vulnerable among us. They deserve a fight — and House Republicans are leading that charge.
“But the House was just step one. Step two is the Senate, where all accounts suggest Harry Reid plans to use procedural gimmicks to try to add funding back in for Obamacare.
“If Reid pursues this plan — if he insists on using a 50-vote threshold to fund Obamacare with a partisan vote of only Democrats — then I hope that every Senate Republican will stand together and oppose cloture on the bill in order to keep the House bill intact and not let Harry Reid add Obamacare funding back in.
“Now is a time for party unity; Senate Republicans should stand side-by-side with courageous House Republicans.
“The fight to save America from Obamacare is just beginning — it may well go back and forth from the House and Senate several times — and a united Republican front means that Harry Reid and the President cannot ignore the American people.”

PJTV: TRIFECTA – Defund ObamaCare? Will GOP Efforts Succeed or Fail?

There is growing momentum to defund ObamaCare, but how should the GOP proceed? Senators like Ted Cruz want defunding, but Pennsylvania Republican Pat Toomey says that’s not plausible. Who is correct? Click to watch Bill Whittle, Scott Ott and Steve Green discuss.

The Conversation: Peter King: Today’s Vote Will Show That Ted Cruz Is A Fraud (Video):

Rep. Peter King – not a fan of the defunding strategy nor of Cruz – sounded bitter today as he called the House vote on the continuing resolution “a major step in letting people know that Ted Cruz is a fraud and he’ll no longer have any influence in the Republican party.”

“I hope people will get the message this guy is bad for the party,” King continued. “The issues are too important, they’re too serious – they require real conservative solutions – not cheap headline hunting schemes.”

Your feelgood story of the week:19-year-old Dairy Queen manager does good deed for blind man:

Joey Prusak, a 19-year-old manager at a Minnesota Dairy Queen, has been hailed by others for proving not only what it means to be a good employee, but also what it means to be a good person as he came to the defense of a blind man.

An anonymous customer sent a letter to Dairy Queen bearing witness to Prusak’s honesty, integrity and courage, which later went viral on Reddit.

“I was standing in line as one of your employees was serving a gentleman. I noticed that the man being served was blinded or at least partially blinded,” the commenter wrote. “As he turned away after being served by your employee I noticed that he had dropped a $20 bill on the ground. He kept walking because he did not see that he had dropped it. An older lady in front of front of me picked up the bill and instead of telling the gentleman that he dropped it she put it in her purse.”

In an interview with Glenn Beck this morning on the Blaze, Prusak said, “I felt it wasn’t right that he got ripped off by someone like that lady. It wasn’t a right situation, you know? I just got instantly sick. I just felt sick to my stomach.”

Your outrage story of the week via Michelle Malkin: Parent Arrested from Common Core Meeting for speaking out of turn:

I know you are vehemently against the Common Core standards that are being thrust upon our children…Last night I attended a “forum” held by our school system. In a nutshell, it was an hour and a half long and the first hour was listening to Dallas Dance (county superintendent), Lillian Lowery (state superintendent),a PTA leader, and a teacher from Catonsville High School basically tell us how great this was going to be.

Then we [watched] a video starting with Martin O’Malley saying how great it was, and then other “educators” saying how great it was. Finally, Dallas Dance read some written questions submitted by parents for the other 3 in the forum to answer. They were mostly softball questions of course and you could feel everyone’s frustration that no hard- hitting questions were being asked.

Finally, a frustrated parent got up and interrupted Lillian Lowery and was challenging one of her pre-planned answers. He was not rude but they had security come in to take him out. Luckily a parent was videotaping the event and sent it to our local media.

I have attached a link to the Baltimore Sun website that has an article and the video of the father being dragged out. He was arrested and held until 3:00 a.m. He was just a dad trying to get some information about his children’s education and ended up in jail for not sitting down and shutting up. I was there and it was absolutely chilling to watch this man silenced.

The left was taken aback and knocked off balance by the feisty town halls of 2009 and 2010. When normal people rise up and ask questions they are perceived as an existential threat to their grasp on power. But they’ve figured out how to deal with inconvenient upstarts.

Get this: Small was charged with second-degree assault of a police officer, which carries a fine of $2,500 and up to 10 years in prison, and disturbing a school operation, which carries a fine of $2,500 and up to six months.

Watch the video. Small’s crime is daring to ask questions and refusing to be intimidated by the Common Core mafia.

Let that be a lesson to any of you bitter clingers thinking about speaking up at the next public meeting.

US Senate Budget Commitee: Sessions 1st Speech In Series On U.S. Economy: Deteriorating Conditions For Working Household:

  The sad fact is that the state of middle- and lower-income Americans is worsening on nearly every front… Per person income is lower today than at any time since 1997. This is an unacceptable trend. It’s clear It is not a short-term phenomenon—it’s now a negative trend for almost 18 years…

 There are things that can be done to improve these conditions. It’s time for us to defend working Americans and their undeniably legitimate concerns… Shouldn’t we focus more on getting our unemployed citizens trained and ready to move into the workforce? Those are some of the fundamental questions I think we as Americans need to be asking.”

Via The Conversation: The Onion Critiques Jaws:

The latest thing among left-wing blogs is to do these pseudo-intellectual but outrageously stupid post-modern movie reviews. The onion has noticed the trend.

AmericasVoiceNow: 1 Million Truckers Strike to send Obama & Washington a Message:

I’ve been calling for a PEACEFUL MASSIVE CIVIL DISOBEDIENT strike for over a year. Let’s work with these truckers October 11-13 and shut down ALL commerce & travel.
https://www.facebook.com/truckerstosh…
and,
http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/09/1-m…

Starts at 8:00 minutes in:

Via Freedom’s Outpost:

In the recent article 1 Million Truckers to Protest Obama by Shutting America Down for 3 Days in October, I reported the Facebook page, Truckers to Shut Down America, was urging truckers to drive to DC October 11-13, 2013 and Americans to boycott in support of the truck drivers by ceasing all money transactions for those days. At the time of that article, the site had little over 10,000 likes. I wanted to provide an update. Three days after I wrote about the march, the site has garnered over 67,000 likes and new developments have arisen that could only have happened due to the overwhelming support for our hard working truck driving friends.

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