Dumbest Article You Will Read Today

Courtesy of Foreign Policy, a mind-bogglingly stupid and vapid piece by a law professor at Georgetown University, former counselor to the U.S. defense undersecretary for policy from 2009 to 2011 and former senior advisor at the U.S. State Department.

Presenting…Rosa Brooks: Can Gay Marriage Defeat the Islamic State?

Yes ma’am it’s sappy all right. And stupid. And dangerous.

The idea that posting images of gays celebrating will somehow warm the cockles of the terrorists’ hearts, rather than further inflame them, is completely batshit.

Islamic Jihadists aren’t Americans. They aren’t sexual libertines.  They don’t “go along to get along.”

They become even more determined to annihilate you.

Behead you, shoot you, crucify you, push you off the top of a building, hang you from a crane – etc.

As Robert Spencer noted at PJ Media:

It is much, much more likely — or certain — that the Islamic State sees the Supreme Court decision on gay marriage as evidence of the United States’ decadence and societal decay, and that this will serve to embolden and encourage them.

There is another glaring fallacy in her “analysis”: if the Nazis and Soviets and KKK and Pol Pot and Rwandan génocidaires ever really learned that “brutality and fear can keep people down for only so long,” they didn’t learn it in the manner Brooks seems to think they did.

It is hard to tell how, exactly, she thinks they learned this. By viewing photos of loving couples of any persuasion? Did a photo of an embracing couple move Adolf Hitler to call his genocidal armies back home and close the extermination camps?

Does the name “Rosa Brooks” ring a bell?

It did for me, so I did a word search on my blog, and found that in April of 2009 I created a new acronym just for her.

OMGWSS=Oh my God, we’re so screwed.

Today’s OMGWSS – Rosa Brooks, the Obama administration’s new adviser to Michelle Flournoy, the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, “a position described as one of the most influential in the Pentagon”.   Read this and weep:

In 2007, she labeled al-Qaida as “little more than an obscure group of extremist thugs, well financed and intermittently lethal but relatively limited in their global and regional political pull.

Also that year, she called the surge in Iraq a “feckless plan” that is “too little too late” with “no realistic likelihood that it will lead to an enduring solution in Iraq.” The surge was widely credited with helping to stabilize Iraq.

Brooks wrote Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney “should be treated like psychotics who need treatment. … Impeachment’s not the solution to psychosis, no matter how flagrant.”

She also penned a column about Bush entitled “Our torturer-in-chief” in which she inferred attacks against the U.S. were a result of torture policies.

“Today, the chickens are coming home to roost,” she fumed, but “the word ‘accountability’ isn’t in the White House dictionary.”

Good lord…did she go to Obama’s  church, too?

This is the sort of left-wing moonbattery that has been running Obama’s foreign policy for six and a half years.

I fully expect the State Department to issue some #LoveWins tweets to the Islamic State. (If they haven’t already.)

Not only are we screwed – the whole world is screwed as a result of the Obama administration’s unrealistic, Utopian nonsense.



Charleston Shooter’s Friends Knew Stuff and Didn’t Tell Anybody

Two of the Charleston shooter’s friends gave interviews today sharing information that suggested they could have prevented Wednesday night’s massacre if only they had told authorities what they knew.

Justin Meek, a friend of Dylann Storm Roof, told Greta Van Susteren Thursday night that his friend had taken his gun back from his mother a couple of weeks ago. Dylann had gotten the gun in April – a gift from his dad for his 21st birthday – even though he would have failed a background check if he had tried to buy a gun for himself.

Roof was charged with felony possession in February, 2015:

According to South Carolina court documents exclusively obtained by Radar, Roof, 21, was arrested in Lexington County on felony charges of possession of cocaine, methamphetamine and LSD on February 28, 2015.


Two months after he’s charged with a felony his father buys him a gun?

According to Meek, Dylann’s mom had confiscated the gun because she didn’t trust him with it.

Also – there was the small matter of giving a gun the someone who is ineligible to own one -which is considered a “straw purchase” and a felony.

Via Gateway Pundit:

Another friend had information that was even more alarming. According to Dalton Tyler, Dylann had been “planning something like that for six months” because he wanted “to start a civil war.” Um?

Dylann Roof, the alleged gunman authorities say is responsible for killing nine people in a predominantly black Charleston, South Carolina, church Wednesday night, had been “planning something like that for six months,” according to his roommate.

Dalton Tyler, who said he has known Roof for seven months to one year, said he saw the white, 21-year-old suspect just last week.

“He was big into segregation and other stuff,” Tyler said. “He said he wanted to start a civil war. He said he was going to do something like that and then kill himself.”

That is not the kind of thing you keep to yourself.

Tyler apparently didn’t know that Dylann had stolen the gun back from his mother. He told ABC that “Roof’s parents didn’t allow him to take that .45 home with him until just this past week.”


IJ Review: The Only Comment on Dylann Roof’s Facebook Photo Will Bring You To Tears

McKinney Mom Flees Town To Escape Harassment, Hires Gloria Allred, Tells Story

Tracey Carver is the blond white woman seen in a viral video trying to break up a fight at the McKinney pool party that ended up in a near riot.

The cop who was seen on video subduing the 15 year old black girl has already quit his job and fled town. His life is ruined. Witnesses who took the side of the police have experienced harassment and intimidation  since the incident happened.

Carver, who has been accused of racism, has also seen vile and virulent harassment and death threats – – and has been forced to flee town. She has hired celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred (!) to help her regain her reputation.

Welcome to ObamaMerica – where an end of the school-year pool party can turn into a horrific, life-changing nightmare for normal, middle class people who thought they were just in for a fun afternoon with their kids..

In a statement forwarded to The Dallas Morning News, Carver said that she was trying to defuse a fight between her friend and a young woman who pulled the friend’s hair. The McKinney woman noted she had to relocate to California because of threats against her and her family.

Tatyana Rhodes, a black 19-year-old woman, had told a photojournalist that another woman, who is white, told her to return to her public housing before slapping her in the face. Rhodes said she, her mother and sister live in the Craig Ranch subdivision and hosted the party there.

Correction: Rhodes hosted a competing party in the park next to the pool that she had advertised on social media as a pool party even though she wasn’t authorized to have a pool party – especially one with up to 200 non-residents at the pool (or even in the park.)

Rhodes claimed on Youtube that the white woman “was saying things such as, ‘black F-er,’ and ‘That’s why you live in Section 8 homes.’”

Her white friend Grace Stone has been active on Twitter and MSNBC corroborating this side of the story. (Neither of the two seem particularly bright, or compelling or believable.) Her father, who I’ve seen in a couple of interviews backing up his daughter,  doesn’t explain why his 14 year old daughter was allowed to be at an unauthorized, out of control party at a subdivision she doesn’t live in.

It’s bad enough that these teens thought that it was okay to break rules and disturb the peace. What’s up with their adult enablers?

You want to hear what really happened at the McKinney pool party? Here’s Tracy Carver and her counsel, Gloria Allred (!) and a black friend who’s considered part of her family, to explain.

O’Reilly Gets It Right: Baltimore Rioting Is Leading To Madness (Video)

Sounds like Bill O’Reilly and Nice Deb are simpatico when it comes to the excuse-making and rationalizations we’re hearing from the left on the Baltimore riots. Frankly, I could not be more disgusted and mortified by what’s been going on. By claiming that blacks are oppressed by “the man” i.e – the system – they end up supporting mass violence as a remedy. The left loves to tear things down. It seems to be the only thing they do well.

Here’s Bill O, tonight – and he’s going to get a lot of flack from the Social Justice rage mobs because this is so profoundly un-PC:

“The truth is – we don’t know what happened to Mr. Gray. The same way we did not know what happened in Ferguson, MO,” O’Reilly said, going on to make the point that it is irresponsible for people to make judgments about what happened before all the facts are known.

“The litany of excuse-making is excruciating. The rioters are angry because America’s a country of mass incarceration. People who burn down buildings and loot are just misdirected folks who feel hopeless. And if you feel hopeless, it’s okay to riot. You see – it’s really not the fault of those who commit crimes. It’s the fault of America because we don’t provide jobs for everyone. Instead of pinpointing the real problem, and trying to solve it, you get crazy theories that attempt to provide justification for Americans hurting other Americans. If you can’t make big money – go ahead and sell heroin. No problem!

Here’s the truth. How could anyone provide a job that pays adecent salary to someone who can’t read or write? To someone who can’t speak basic English? To someone who has tattoos all over their body – who’s defiant, disrespectful – doesn’t even want to work because they have a sense of entitlement that says they’re victims and YOU owe me. Does that sound like a good job-seeking resume to you? And don’t tell me those folks don’t exist. They’re legion.

So these politicians – out on the street trying to justify rioting by saying that we don’t provide jobs – are dishonest in the extreme. If you get educated and are willing to work hard – you can get a job. It may not be the best paying job at first, but you work your way up!”

O’Reilly then named names of some of the worst offenders of the week. It was a good rant and a necessary rant:

You know O’Reilly hit the mark as Media Mutters already has a post up denouncing him.


Newsmax: Scant Details From Gray Death Probe Disappoint Protesters:

The refusal of authorities to provide more than a few sketchy details about the Freddie Gray investigation may be legally appropriate, but many people in Baltimore were finding it hard to be patient Thursday when police revealed nothing about the internal investigation they turned over to the state’s attorney’s office.

Nearly two weeks after Gray’s death, the public still doesn’t know much more than it did on Day One. The central question — what caused his fatal spinal cord injury — remains a mystery.

“The transparency is just not there,” the Rev. Cortly “C.D.” Witherspoon said after Police Commissioner Anthony Batts refused to answer any questions Thursday.

Batts said his department’s report was delivered a day ahead of time to State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, and that from now on, any questions should go to her.

Mosby also declined to talk, issuing a statement Thursday asking “for the public to remain patient and peaceful and to trust the process of the justice system.”

With rumors flying about how Gray’s spine was “80 percent severed,” as his family’s lawyer Billy Murphy put it, police did release a new piece of information Thursday, but it served mostly to raise more questions about how truthful the six suspended officers have been with investigators.



Rush Limbaugh Names And Shames Perps In Wisconsin John Doe Scandal (Audio)

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For the second day in a row, an incensed Rush Limbaugh spent a significant portion of his show covering National Review’s bombshell report by David French detailing the state sponsored home invasions (or swattings as Patterico  called them) that were perpetrated against private citizens by a hyper political District Attorney, a rubber-stamping judge and an all too compliant police force in Wisconsin in the Fall of *2013.

As Rush noted, “truly outrageous things”  went on in the state of Wisconsin that was happening “at the same time as — and as part of — the effort to destroy Scott Walker.”

An effort was made “to destroy anybody and everybody who supported him and vote for him or donated money to him.”

“This effort was conducted by law enforcement!” Rush exclaimed.

The innocent in Wisconsin were guilty because they were conservative. The left in Wisconsin was losing everything. They were losing their union domination and control. Scott Walker was decimating all the systems they had put in place.

They literally lashed out in panic, anger, and you name it to punish people who had voted for Walker, who had raised money for him, who they thought had voted for him. It was the kind of thing that Vladimir Putin does and we all laugh about because that’s what we expect in a tyrannical dictatorship like the Soviet Union or Russia. We find out that it can happen here and has happened here, and there was no mechanism to stop it. The prosecutor’s name is Chisholm, John Chisholm, and I hope his name is never forgotten. .


The judge, without whom this case could not have happened, is Barbara Kluka, K-l-u-k-a, and I’ll tell you what she did.


She came along in the second John Doe investigation, and she approved every petition, every subpoena, every search warrant in the whole case in less than one day’s work. She enabled law enforcement to raid these innocent citizens’ homes. She’s since recused herself from this, but not before she enabled all of this to happen in the second phase of the John Doe 2 case here.

In the second John Doe case, the DA, John Chisholm, had no real evidence of wrongdoing by anybody. It didn’t stop him. Conservative groups were active in issue advocacy, which is protected by the First Amendment. It didn’t violate any campaign finance laws. Issue advocacy is politics 101. These people were targeted because they’re conservatives and liberals. As I say, what happened here in not only the treatment Scott Walker got, but everybody else, this is liberalism run amok without any checks, without any opposition, without anybody pushing back, and in its own way California is the same example.

Despite the fact that there were no violations of the law in any away, the DA, Chisholm, convinced “prosecutors in four other counties to launch their own John Does, with Judge Kluka overseeing all of them. Empowered by a rubber-stamp judge, partisan investigators ran amok. They subpoenaed and obtained (without the conservative targets’ knowledge) massive amounts of electronic data, including virtually all the targets’ personal e-mails and other electronic messages from outside e-mail vendors and communications companies. The investigations exploded into the open with a coordinated series of raids on October 3, 2013. These were home invasions,” including the ones that I have detailed previously in this half hour.

This entire affair does indeed rise to the level of scandal – and there are state officials  –  Chisholm and Kluka for starters – who should be disbarred and prosecuted for what they did.

(As a conservative, I am for naming and shaming evildoers. But not harassing or threatening them. That is the left’s purview. I hope the attention that this story has garnered on the right does not lead to anything like what conservatives – including Scott Walker himself – suffered at the hands of these left-wing totalitarian freaks. If they do not face justice in this world – they will face it in the next.)


PJ Tatler: The Rise of Political Persecution in the Age of Obama

Glenn Reynolds, USA Today: Wisconsin’s dirty prosecutors pull a Putin: Abusing law enforcement powers to punish political opponents is a crime.

Hat tip: Instapundit

*An earlier version on this post contained a typo that has since been corrected.

1200 Arrested In Coordinated Raids On Suspected Crime Syndicates In 282 Cities

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) teams have arrested more than 1,200 people, in an operation targeting international crime syndicates.

This would seem to be a healthy, normal, positive use of government force – targeting criminal gangs and protecting American citizens.

Weird, huh?

Via Fox News:

Targeting gangs across the country, teams from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrested more than 1,200 people, while seizing weapons and drugs directly used by international crime syndicates.

Members and associates from 239 different gangs were arrested in 282 cities across the U.S. during what’s been called Project Wildfire, a six-week operation that included 215 state, local and federal law enforcement agencies. Already at least 913 people have been charged with criminal offenses as a result of the operation, which began in mid -February. Those arrested include 650 with violent criminal histories, including 19 individuals wanted on active warrants for murder and 15 for rape or sexual assault. There were 200 foreign nationals arrested in the raids.


The operation targeted transnational criminal gangs and others associated with transnational criminal activity.

 “We’re looking to prevent, deter and protect communities. The public doesn’t realize what’s happening in a federal investigative agency like HSI and the breath of the investigations that we’re doing. So, with Project Wildfire, we’re looking to take ground information and feed them back into the collective pool… working with our local partners to identify community threats as we look to prevent, deter and protect the homeland,” said Mandoli.

I’m scratching my head, here. In Obama’s post-rational America where good is evil and evil good – where common sense and decency have been completely upended – where the interests of hard-working, law-abiding Americans always come last – this show of government force that actually protects Americans – seems oddly out of character.

Are we sure they weren’t targeting tea partiers and pro life groups?

Anti-SSM Conservatives Vindicated As All Of Their Dire Predictions Have Come True

I am not for same sex marriage. This is not because I think gays shouldn’t have equal rights –  they should. I just don’t think we should be forced to pretend that a gay union is the same thing as a male/female union when it obviously isn’t. But that isn’t to say that a gay union shouldn’t have all of the same rights as a traditional married couple. I always considered Same Sex civil Unions to be a good compromise and the best road to full equality.

I have good friends who disagree me on this. Some gay – some not gay. It’s not a subject I like to broach on my blog for two reasons. Number 1 –  I don’t want to hurt feelings. And number 2 – frankly, I don’t want my site besieged by morally sick trolls who say things like, “you’re a closet lesbian who wants to have sex with the Virgin Mary.” (Not that that hasn’t happened already.)

As a devout Roman Catholic, my faith certainly informs my opinion on this matter, but it has never been my primary reason for opposing Same Sex Marriage (SSM). My primary reason is a defensive one.

I always knew that militant gays (aka gay mafia, gaystapo, purple army) were not interested in merely being tolerated and accepted. (This may seem counter-intuitive to people who think of gays as a victim group, but the radical gay left are among the most vicious bullies in America, today –  rivaled only by the radical feminist left..)

Twenty years ago, when pro-SSM activists told us that what we’re seeing today would never happen, I was unconvinced because I knew the totalitarian left were control freaks. Social conservatives are now being forced under the penalty of law,  to embrace, celebrate – and even participate in gay marriages.

We have been witnessing this changing tide for years now. Christian bakers, florists, photographers, venue owners, and Catholic orphanages have been increasingly put upon to take part in something they find morally objectionable – or risk being labeled “hateful bigots,” sued, and put out of business by spiteful activists.

This week, the totalitarians really bared their fangs.

A favorite left-wing tactic is to accuse Republicans of “overreach” when they react to Obama/Democrat scandals. It’s a protective measure designed to deflect from the truth.   The idea is to frame Republicans as unprincipled hacks who go so overboard in criticizing the left’s corruption, they end up hurting themselves more than the people they are trying to expose.

But Democrats are the ones who engage in the sin of “overreach” time and time again, drumming up media firestorms based on false narratives like  “the Republican war on women” and “hands up, don’t shoot.”

Now we are to believe that a law designed to protect religious liberties, gives Christian bigots license to refuse gays basic services. It does not and has not. What it does do is allow Christians to use their faith as a legitimate defense in lawsuits. (Anyone who thinks Christian bakers, florists, photographers, etc aren’t being maliciously targeted by activists in order to force them them into compliance on SSM, doesn’t understand the gay activist left.) But the laws do not even mention same sex marriage, or gay rights issues. RFRA laws are for everybody – including religious gays – to use as a defense in court.

First came the assault on the Indiana RFRA law which mirrored other laws  defending religious liberties. Then came the witch hunt for individuals guilty of the thought crime of opposing gay marriage. Then came the unhinged assault on the thought criminals.

In a desperate attempt to keep one of the most ridiculous media feeding frenzies in modern memory alive, reporters in Indiana are now going around asking businesses whether they would serve a gay wedding. They finally found someone in Walkerton, Ind. (population 2,248). The owner of Memories Pizza told the local ABC affiliate that if a gay couple came in and asked them to cater their wedding (because all of the best gay weddings are in Walkerton, and they just have to have pizza from Memories) they’d have to say no.

Yesterday, Iowahawk sarcastically tweeted, “burn the Pizza witch!”

Which was funny until a social justice warrior actually threatened to burn the pizza place down.

Then came the craven caves from conservative governors to appease the the left-wing outrage mobs. Christians will be  prosecuted for conscientiously objecting to partaking in gay weddings.

None of this would have happened if gay marriage hadn’t been imposed on us by left wing courts.  The outrage mobs have totally vindicated my opposition to SSM and made me more steadfast in my opposition than ever before.

I am not alone. There are people who were until very recently FOR gay marriage, but after this week, they have changed their position.


The sharks smell blood in the water. Yesterday a Pizza shop in Indiana had to shut down due to death threats, but the media witch hunt continues, unabated.


They are not pursuing a “story.” They are pursuing people to name and shame and blame, exposing them to ruin and perhaps even danger.