Saturday Movie Matinee: A Guide To The Dark Side

Pat Condell: A guide to the dark side:

Condell deciphers the progressive mind as only he can.

TruthRevoltOriginals: Andrew Klavan: 50 Shades of Barack Obama:

Walid Shoebat Explosive Interview with Michael Savage (March 26, 2015)

Mark Levin: Obama Is ‘The Greatest Threat The Jews Face … Since The 1930s’

TruthRevoltOriginals: Ben Shapiro: Obama’s Faith in Iran:

Trey Gowdy Slams Hillary for Failing to Turn Over Server and for Wiping the Server Clean:

Liberal Mecca? Paris Air Quality Worse than Shanghai!!! | Trifecta:

Top Right News: Black Indiana Democrat Accuses GOP Member’s TODDLER of Racism:

New video shows a Black state legislator issuing a stunning slur of racism — against atoddler.

During a heated debate over the recently passed-and-signed Religious Freedom Restoration Act in the Indiana House, State Rep. Vanessa Summers (D-Indianapolis) went after her White Republican debate opponent’s 18-month-old son, accusing him, and his parents by extension, of racism.

Summers said of GOP Rep. Jud McMillan’s young son, “I love his little son, but he’s scared of me because of my color — and that’s horrible.”

Lawmakers could be heard gasping and groaning after the comment.

“It’s true,” Summers said defiantly. “And that’s something we are going to work on. … I asked him please, ‘Introduce your child to some people of color so he won’t live his life as a prejudice person.’ I would like for you all to not vote for this bill.”

The unbelievable comments begin after she turns the debate from religion into a race issue at around the 2:32 mark:

Colin Flaherty: Old White Dude saves family from black mob violence attack. Gets arrested:

White man gets arrested for self defense against black mob. That’s not the way the local TV news station told it, though.

They said he was out beating kids for apparently no reason what so ever.

Colin Flaherty: Interview with the mother charged after defending family. 

Colin Flaherty: Black mob violence – that was the week that was:

Palette cleanser?

I’m sorry – That wasn’t a palette cleanser at all, was it? I have a cruel sense of humor, sometimes.

Krauthammer: Harry Reid’s ‘a Disgrace to His Own Institution’

An “unrestrained” Charles Krauthammer dropped the hammer on Harry Reid Friday night on Fox News’ Special Report in reaction to the news that the Minority Leader is not seeking re election in 2016.

“Harry we hardly knew ye, and what we did know, we didn’t like,” Krauthammer said as his co-panelists tittered in the background.

Krauthammer said that he wasn’t against Reid being a partisan, but explained, “I do think he was a disgrace to his own institution because he emasculated it in the name of protecting the president and trying to re-elect Democrats.”

Krauthammer noted that Reid didn’t succeed because “he essentially shut down the Senate as soon as Republicans took the House in 2010.”

He added that Reid, “failed as a partisan because 9 of his party lost re election, but he succeed in protecting the president from having to exercise the veto – and in order to do that – he killed his own institution.”

Video via National Review:

SEE ALSO:

NRO: The Pugilist at Rest

There is no gentle way to characterize Senator Reid’s career: He is and long has been one of the worst things about American government — a self-interested, dishonest, sanctimonious, unscrupulous charlatan who began his career with an act of cheap theater — choking Jack Gordon, who had offered him a bribe, for the benefit of the FBI’s cameras — and capped it by filibustering a bill intended to help people being held as slaves because it did not allow for shunting public money into the coffers of Planned Parenthood for subsidized abortions, a stunt he pulled after boasting of his pro-life voting record.

NBC’s Richard Engel: Arab Nations No Longer Trust The Obama Administration

Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries are conducting military actions against Iranian interests without telling the United States because they no longer trust us with keeping the intelligence secret from Iran.

How does it feel to be part of the axis of evil, America? Because under Obama, we are no longer considered one of the good guys on the world stage. Our allies in the war on terror no longer trust us. And why should they when the president’s new BFF is the belligerent and apocalyptic Islamic Republic of Iran?

The Washington Free Beacon reported:

NBC’s Richard Engel reported Friday that U.S. officials were stunned they were not given any notice before Saudi Arabia launched attacks against Houthi rebels. According to Engel, military leaders were finding out about the developments on the Yemen border in real time.

Engel said officials from both the military and members of Congress believe they were not given advanced warning because the Arab nations do not trust the Obama administration after they befriended Iran.

“Saudi Arabia and other countries simply don’t trust the United States any more, don’t trust this administration, think the administration is working to befriend Iran to try to make a deal in Switzerland, and therefore didn’t feel the intelligence frankly would be secure. And I think that’s a situation that is quite troubling for U.S. foreign policy,” Engel said.

See Also:

Gateway Pundit: Former Iraq Ambassador: Obama’s Foreign Policy Is in “G*ddam Free Fall”

Obama Lauds Dingy harry’s “Curmudgeonly Charm” In Vegas Radio Interview “Lovefest”

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There’s very little to celebrate in American politics, these days, but the announcement from the most reviled Senate Leader in our nation’s history that he won’t be seeking reelection, is delighting Republicans from coast to coast. Some are openly wondering if the same person who beat him up earlier this year, maybe talked him into the decision.

While the rest of the nation celebrated, Barack Obama called in to a Las Vegas radio talk show while Reid was being interviewed Friday, resulting in what has been described as “an Obama-Reid lovefest.”

Prepare to be appalled, sickened, mortified, and strangely amused all at the same time:

“You’ve got that curmudgeonly charm that is hard to replace,” Obama told Reid on KNPR.

“Curmudgeonly charm” is one way of putting it. Or as others might say – poisonously demagogic, demented, dishonest, scummy and totally charmless.

“There are a lot of folks that are slicker, give smoother TV interviews,” Obama added, but Reid stands out “in terms of somebody that’s got heart.”

That Reid is not the slickest and smoothest communicator is putting it mildly. Dingy, in fact, stands out as someone with a long, sordid history of verbal diarrhea – who is routinely nasty and mortifying.

Obama referred to Reid’s working-class roots in the small town of Searchlight, Nev. “He knows there are Searchlights all across the country. There are kids just like he was, and he was fighting for them.”

I bet he was fighting for the kids when he got his face bashed in.

The president noted that while Nevada’s housing market and hospitality industry are still struggling to recover from the recession, “it would be so much worse off and in such a bigger funk … if it hadn’t been for the really tough but correct actions that Harry took.”

Of course, of course.  And when things start to improve as soon as he’s no longer involved in Nevada politics, (where he reportedly runs the state like a mob boss) it will just be a giant coincidence.

The love-fest turned dark and foreboding when Obama vowed that the two of them would “squeeze as much out of these next couple years as we can.”

Ugh. We know.

The president blew off a potential awkward moment when the KNPR host reminded the two of the time Dingy said Obama had been treated differently because of his skin color. Obama said, “One of the great things about Harry is he’s always looking forward; he’s not looking backwards.”

I too am looking forward — to a US Senate without Harry Reid.

The Council Has Spoken!! Watcher’s Council Results

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The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast, and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match up.

“Too much of what is called ‘education’ is little more than an expensive isolation from reality.” – Thomas Sowell

“Academia is to knowledge what prostitution is to love; close enough on the surface but, to the nonsucker, not exactly the same thing.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.” - GK Chesterson

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This week’s winning essay,Bookworm Room’sWhen it comes to campus fascism, revolutions always eat their own is a tour de force on how radicalism is taking 0ver America’s college campuses. Here’s a slice:
One of the truisms I grew up hearing is that “revolutions always eat their own.” I have understood this to mean that, in any revolutionary movement, the second generation, having been marinated longer in the revolutionary brine, is more extreme than the first generation and invariably purges that first generation. Both the French and the Russian revolutions prove this point.

We in America have had a revolution too. It’s been a very slow-moving revolution of the kind that the British used to call a Fabian Revolution. It involves advancing revolutionary goals, not through violence, but through slow, reformist means. As Ferguson shows, the violence then comes after the revolution. Indeed, Ferguson is one of the best manifestations of that revolution.

The other obvious manifestation is the American college campus. On campuses throughout America, a Nanny state fascism is the norm. That didn’t happen overnight. It happened through Fabian gradualism, with hard-Left revolutionary principles being slowly introduced in the classrooms (increasingly open, aggressive Marxist teaching), in the administrative buildings (read Heather MacDonald’s Multiculti U for the best discussion about the hard Left Fabianism in college administration), and in the dorms (which had a slow Progression away from same-sex dorms, same-sex floors, same-sex bathrooms, and same-sex rooms, which a completely unsurprisingly commensurate uptick in rape claims).

One of the biggest slow-mo revolutions in academia was the whole concept of trigger warnings. When the idea got started, nobody said that trigger warnings were going to be censorship. Instead, they were sold as good manners and sensitivity. It’s kind and polite to warn people who might have delicate sensibilities that you’re going to talk about something shocking, such as mass murder, or blood, or something else most people agree is disgusting or revolting. It turned out, though, that at the average college campus an amazing number of kids have heightened sensibilities. More interestingly, it also happened that, thanks to the Leftism in which America’s young have been pickled since preschool, the things that they just can’t bear to hear without horrific mental suffering are facts and ideas that run counter to their Leftist ideology.

One of the biggest slow-mo revolutions in academia was the whole concept of trigger warnings. When the idea got started, nobody said that trigger warnings were going to be censorship. Instead, they were sold as good manners and sensitivity. It’s kind and polite to warn people who might have delicate sensibilities that you’re going to talk about something shocking, such as mass murder, or blood, or something else most people agree is disgusting or revolting. It turned out, though, that at the average college campus an amazing number of kids have heightened sensibilities. More interestingly, it also happened that, thanks to the Leftism in which America’s young have been pickled since preschool, the things that they just can’t bear to hear without horrific mental suffering are facts and ideas that run counter to their Leftist ideology.

Over the last few months, however, something interesting has happened: The Fabian revolution’s Founders are getting disgusted with their progeny’s extremism. It began when Jonathan Chait questioned the stifling effects of the new orthodoxy. In his article challenging the orthodoxy, he still oozed contempt for conservatives having a say in things, but he was definitely perturbed by modern young people’s inability to tolerate any opposing opinions, ideas, or facts. I wonder if Chait was surprised by the subsequent Leftist demand that he be silenced.

The next salvo from old revolutionaries against new happened when Laura Kipnes wrote about the sexual paranoia that is the norm in academia. Kipnes too was excoriated. Michelle Goldberg, writing at the hard-Left Nation, describes the attack on Kipnes and, as part of the same article, also suggests that the revolution has gone too far.

One week later, Judith Shulevitz got an opinion piece published in the New York Times entitled “In College and Hiding From Scary Ideas.” She too is shocked to see that sensitivity has morphed into censorship. (Jonah Goldberg, author of the informative and prescient Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Change, would not have been shocked at all. He explained in his book how the next revolution was being ushered in, not with guns, but with stifling nanny statism.)

I certainly appreciate the effort these old revolutionaries are making to stem the flood waters they first let loose. I doubt they’ll be successful, though. I see them as this revolution’s Robespierres. He, of course, ended up on the same guillotine to which he had so mercilessly consigned others.

More at the link.

In our non-Council category, the winner was James Simpson with a superb article in Accuracy in Media, Obama Accused of Obstructing Battle against Boko Haram to Promote Axelrod’s Nigerian Muslim Client submitted by Nice Deb .

Apparently Israel’s election isn’t the only one this president is trying to subvert. Read about his deliberate schemes to do his best to oust another friend of the West in Nigeria and replace him with a Muslim with ties to Islamists, including Boko Haram.

Here are this week’s full results.Only Ask Marion was unable to vote this week, but was not subject to the normal 2/3 penalty for not voting :

Council Winners

Non-Council Winners

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Ralph Peters: Where’s The Left’s Sympathy For Soldiers Who Died Or Suffered Grievous Wounds Looking For Bergdahl?

Lt. Col. Ralph Peters and Col. David Hunt appeared on Fox News, Thursday night to discuss the Bowe Bergdahl desertion charge,  with Eric Bolling filling in for Sean Hannity. Peters passionately decried the left’s argument that Bergdahl suffered enough at the hands of the Taliban while he was in captivity.

“His desertion led to far more American deaths and wounding than you’ve  heard so far,” Peters began.

He went on to say that he and his military buddies are furious about “this instant campaign on the part of talking heads, the media and …the American left to protect the White House and declare that poor little Bowe has suffered enough.”

“Listen,” Peters seethed.  “Bowe Bergdahl came home –  he’s in good health – he’s got four limbs, he’s got ten toes, he’s got ten fingers. He’s functional on a day to day basis. Where is the left’s sympathy, where is the media’s sympathy for the soldiers who didn’t come home – for their families? Where is their sympathy the soldiers, Marines, and Navy corpsman who suffered burns all over their bodies, and lifetime disfigurement, where is their sympathy for all those who suffered grievous wounds and permanent disabilities – some of them searching for Bowe Bergdahl. Where is the sympathy for those guys? I don’t feel the love!”

Later on, Peters dismissed the argument that Bergdahl had suffered enough because “he was chained by the Taliban.”

“Let me tell you how not to get tortured by the Taliban,” Peters explained. “Don’t desert to the Taliban! Works every time!”

Thursday Link-Around: We’re Losing the War Against Radical Islam

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Newt Gingrich, NRO: We’re Losing the War Against Radical Islam:

There are three key, sobering observations about where we are today which should force this thorough, no-holds-barred review of our situation. These three points — which are backed up by the facts — suggest the United States is drifting into a crisis that could challenge our very survival.

First, it is the case that after 35 years of conflict dating back to the Iranian seizure of the American embassy in Tehran and the ensuing hostage crisis, the United States and its allies are losing the long, global war with radical Islamists. We are losing to both the violent jihad and to the cultural jihad. The violent jihad has shown itself recently in Paris, Australia, Tunisia, Syria, Iraq, Libya, Egypt, Gaza, Nigeria, Somalia, Afghanistan, and Yemen, to name just some of the most prominent areas of violence. RELATED: Yemen Mess Sparks a Full-Fledged Regional War Cultural jihad is more insidious and in many ways more dangerous. It strikes at our very ability to think and to have an honest dialogue about the steps necessary for our survival. Cultural jihad is winning when the Department of Defense describes a terrorist attack at Fort Hood as “workplace violence.” Cultural jihad is winning when the president refers to “random” killings in Paris when they were clearly the actions of Islamist terrorists and targeted against specific groups. Cultural jihad is winning when the administration censors training documents and lecturers according to “sensitivity” so that they cannot describe radical Islamists with any reference to the religious ideology which is the primary bond that unites them.

From the “Nothing Surprises Me Anymore” Dept: Israel National News: US Declassifies Document Revealing Israel’s Nuclear Program:

Obama revenge for Netanyahu’s Congress talk? 1987 report on Israel’s top secret nuclear program released in unprecedented move.

In a development that has largely been missed by mainstream media, the Pentagon early last month quietly declassified a Department of Defense top-secret document detailing Israel’s nuclear program, a highly covert topic that Israel has never formally announced to avoid a regional nuclear arms race, and which the US until now has respected by remaining silent.

But by publishing the declassified document from 1987, the US reportedly breached the silent agreement to keep quiet on Israel’s nuclear powers for the first time ever, detailing the nuclear program in great depth.

The timing of the revelation is highly suspect, given that it came astensions spiraled out of control between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama ahead of Netanyahu’s March 3 address in Congress, in which he warned against the dangers of Iran’s nuclear program and how the deal being formed on that program leaves the Islamic regime with nuclear breakout capabilities.

Meanwhile….AoSHQ: Obama Administration Mulls Allowing Iranians To Enrich Their Bomb-Fuel In Fortified Underground Bunkers

Nothing says “peaceful civil nuclear energy program” like “fortified underground bunkers.”

This is a move to attack Israel — the only country with the stones to bomb their nuke sites.

This is more of Obama’s vengeance.

Intriguingly, the AP first tweeted the headline that the Obama crew was considering letting Iran deploy its nuclear centrifuges underground. But it looks like the Obama administration didn’t like that, and it looks like they told AP to drop the word “nuclear.”

And guess what? That’s exactly what AP did.

Now, as you’ll see in a moment, the “deal” being mulled is that the centrifuges that Iran will put beyond the reach of Israeli bombs won’t be allowed to enrich uranium.

The Regime is still running with the heroic “Leave no man behind” meme to defend the Bergdahl swap – as if this was ever about Bowe Bergdahl and not about Obama having a pretext to empty Gitmo of its most dangerous  terrorists.

Daily Surge: Jen Psaki Says, Despite Military Deaths In Search Of Deserter Bowe Bergdahl, Terrorist Swap Was ‘Absolutely’ Worth It:

Last night on The Kelly File defending the trade between five Taliban leaders and Bergdahl was incoming White House communications director Jen Psaki.

“Was it worth it? Absolutely,” Psaki said about the Bergdahl swap.

“We have a commitment to our men and women serving in the military, defending our national security every day, that we’re going to do everything to bring them home if we can, and that’s what we did in this case,” she added.

Weasel Zippers: White House Says Obama “Stands By” Decision To Swap Taliban Five For Army Deserter Bowe Bergdahl…

Gateway Pundit: Video: Obama White House Defends “Successful” Yemen Strategy as Country Disintegrates into Civil War:

In September 2014, Obama bragged in his address to the nation that Yemen was a foreign policy success story.

On Tuesday, Houthi rebels took control of the Al Anad airbase in Yemen.
Just five days ago the base was home to 120 US special forces.

Today White House press secretary Josh Earnest told MSNBC the success of U.S. foreign policy in Yemen should not be assessed in relation to the success or the stability of the country’s government.

Twitchy: He asked for it: Josh Earnest solicits #AskPressSec questions; Citizens deliver:

Sadly he didn’t answer questions like this:

But did answer questions like this:

Judicial Watch: Judicial Watch Sues Department of Defense to Obtain ‘Initial Report’ Of U.S. Army’s Review of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s Disappearance:

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on February 11, 2015, it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to obtain records related to the “initial report” of the U.S. Army’s review of the disappearance of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (Judicial Watch v U.S. Department of Defense (No. 1:15-cv-00212)).

Bergdahl left his post and was held captive by the Taliban-aligned Haqqani network in Afghanistan from June 2009 until May 2014. The circumstances surrounding Bergdahl’s disappearance and subsequent capture have become the subject of intense controversy. He was released on May 31, 2014, as part of a prisoner exchange by the Obama administration for five Taliban terrorist leaders who were held at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit after the DOD failed to comply with a FOIA request submitted on October 22, 2014, asking for:

Any and all records of communications, including by not limited to, emails and text messages, from or to (as either a direct recipient, “Cc” or Bcc”) Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, and the following members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; the Military Service Chiefs of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps; and the Chief of the National Guard Bureau, regarding, concerning, or related to the ‘initial report’ of the Army’s review of the disappearance of Bowe Bergdahl from his post and his subsequent capture by Taliban forces. The time frame of the records sought is September 1, 2014 to October 28, 2014.

The prisoner exchange by the Obama administration has also been the subject of intense controversy. The Government Accountability Office found that the Obama administration violated “clear and unambiguous” law in the prisoner swap. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 says that all prisoner transfers from Guantanamo Bay require 30 days’ notice to Congress. Such notice was not provided in Bergdahl’s case.

IBD: Obama Snubs NATO Chief In Face Of Rising Russian Threat:

Defense Obligations: Despite Russian submarine activity that’s up a reported 50% and a rising cruise-missile threat, President Obama can’t find the time to meet with NATO’s new secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg.

Following a pattern of talking only to our enemies and not to Congress or allies such as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Obama apparently has decided to ignore Stoltenberg during a three-day visit to the U.S. According to Bloomberg, Stoltenberg’s office requested a meeting in advance of the visit, but heard nothing back from the White House.

The president presumably is too busy explaining to the Iranian people why we must sign a nuclear Munich deal with an enemy whose leaders shout, “Death to America!”

Stoltenberg, twice the prime minister of Norway, met with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Monday, to discuss the upcoming NATO summit, the rising threat of the Islamic State worldwide and Russia’s aggression toward and annexation of Ukraine.

The new NATO chief is well aware of increasing Russian bomber patrols that include mock attack runs on NATO members Britain and Sweden along with threats to aim nuclear missiles at Danish warships. The patrols have also buzzed U.S. warships, overflown Guam and approached within cruise missile range of Los Angeles.

“It is hard for me to believe that the president of the United States has not found time to meet with the new secretary general of NATO given the magnitude of what this implies, and the responsibilities of his office,” says Kurt Volker, who served as U.S. permanent representative to NATO under both Obama and President George W. Bush.

Politico: DEA agents had ‘sex parties’ with prostitutes, watchdog says:

Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration reportedly had “sex parties” with prostitutes hired by drug cartels in Colombia, according to a new inspector general report released by the Justice Department on Thursday.

In addition, Colombian police officers allegedly provided “protection for the DEA agents’ weapons and property during the parties,” the report states. Ten DEA agents later admitted attending the parties, and some of the agents received suspensions of two to 10 days.

Neat.

GOPUSA: Who’s funding Dearborn cleric popular with ISIS?

Federal prosecutors are trying to pressure a Dearborn cleric popular with ISIS fighters from the West to answer questions about his finances, concerned that he might be getting money illegally.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Detroit said in recent court filings that Ahmad Jebril, 43, a religious leader with an international following, is deliberately not complying with the terms of his probation in his fraud case and misleading authorities about the sources of his money and assets. His attorney, Rita Chastang, said she fears that Jebril may be slapped with new criminal charges for lying to authorities, saying he’s being subjected to an “unprecedented … level of scrutiny” for a fraud case.

Jebril was convicted in 2005 on 42 counts of financial fraud, served 61/2 years in prison and was released in 2012 with three years of probation that ends March 30. He owes more than $250,000 in restitution, of which he has paid only $3,080, according to a court filing by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Last but not least.

Sister Toldjah: VIDEO: Rep. @EleanorNorton (D) performs a spectacular parking fail

Roll Call has the scoop (hat tip):

Per our tipster, Norton performed the sub-par squeeze-in around the same time the rest of her colleagues were crowding into the House chamber to hear the joint address by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

At around the 40-second mark, an oblivious U.S. Capitol Police officer appears to zoom by on a motorcycle, right past the textbook parking offense.

Once the aide seen assisting Norton from outside the slow-moving vehicle finishes waving her into clearly disastrous position, Norton emerges from the car, clicks her remote locking device (better safe than sorry) and starts to walk away.

Then, all of the sudden, she doubles back.

Has her conscience gotten the best of her? Is she going to slide a quickly composed apology onto the now-stuck truck’s windshield? Or perhaps a business card?

Nope.

Norton simply retrieves some forgotten item from inside the car and then heads on her merry way.

* Wow, it’s not Monday is it? (I originally had this link-around posted as “Monday Catch-up”. I’ve been traveling for over a week, so forgive me if I seem a little disoriented.

Our plane out of Minneapolis was delayed for over an hour, last night (at Gate Hate) so we missed our connecting flight in St. Louis – and that was the last flight of the night. My husband didn’t want to spend the night in St. Louis, so we rented a car (at midnight) and drove the 3 1/2 hours to Kansas City, getting home at 3:30.