Monday, February 16, 2015
It’s no secret the Obama administration has been on a jihad of their own when it comes to Christians in the United States. People of faith have been put on notice. If you own a business leave your Christianity at home, or close your doors.
The Obama administrations contempt extends to Coptic Christians who were slaughtered by ISIS simply because of their religion. They can’t accurately acknowledge the real reasons for this evil that is going on in North Africa and the Middle-East. Here is their pathetic response. It might as well have been a form letter.
Statement by the Press Secretary on the Murder of Egyptian Citizens
The United States condemns the despicable and cowardly murder of twenty-one Egyptian citizens in Libya by ISIL-affiliated terrorists. We offer our condolences to the families of the victims and our support to the Egyptian government and people as they grieve for their fellow citizens. ISIL’s barbarity knows no bounds. It is unconstrained by faith, sect, or ethnicity. This wanton killing of innocents is just the most recent of the many vicious acts perpetrated by ISIL-affiliated terrorists against the people of the region, including the murders of dozens of Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai, which only further galvanizes the international community to unite against ISIL.
This heinous act once again underscores the urgent need for a political resolution to the conflict in Libya, the continuation of which only benefits terrorist groups, including ISIL. We call on all Libyans to strongly reject this and all acts of terrorism and to unite in the face of this shared and growing threat. We continue to strongly support the efforts of the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General Bernardino Leon to facilitate formation of a national unity government and help foster a political solution in Libya.
This administration reeks of weakness.
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu called for European Jews to come home after numerous attacks and murders committed by Middle-Eastern immigrants whose anti-Semitism is part of their “religion.” And as you can expect, European leaders deny Jews are in danger. The Guardian reported the following:
The French president, François Hollande, insisted on Monday that he would not allow people to believe that “Jews no longer have a place in Europe” . “Jews have their place in Europe and, in particular, in France,” he said.
The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, said her government would do everything possible to make sure Jewish sites were secure. “We are glad and thankful that there is Jewish life in Germany again,” Merkel said in Berlin. “And we would like to continue living well together with the Jews who are in Germany today.”
Denmark’s chief rabbi, Jair Melchior, said he was disappointed by Netanyahu’s remarks. He said on Sunday: “Terror is not a reason to move to Israel.
“People from Denmark move to Israel because they love Israel, because of Zionism but not because of terrorism. If the way we deal with terror is to run somewhere else, we should all run to a deserted island.”
His comments were echoed on Monday by Denmark’s ambassador to Israel, Jesper Vahr. “The Danish Jews’ solution is not to leave the country and, as our prime minister said, the attack on the Jewish community in Copenhagen is an attack on all the citizens of Denmark.
“I don’t think the solution is to leave. We consider the Jewish community to be an integral part of Danish society, and we will do everything so that it feels safe. This is an attack on all the citizens of Denmark.
These people are in denial. A Jew can’t even walk a Parisian street without being harassed. Zvika Klein demonstrated that in his video: 10 hours of walking in Paris as a Jew.
Here is an excerpt from the Blaze on his harrowing experience:
Klein and his crew later walked through “mostly Muslim neighborhoods” and the presence of a “Jew” was reportedly met with stunning anti-Semitism.
At one point, Klein claims a little boy saw them and asked his mother, “What is he doing here, Mommy? Doesn’t he know he will be killed?”
Concluding his account of the experiment, Klein : “Is this what life is like for Paris’ Jews? Is this what a Jew goes through, day in and day out, while walking to work or using public transportation? The majority of French Jews do not flaunt their religion, as the Jewish community leaders have urged them to wear hats as they walk to and from work, or go bareheaded. But what about nighttime? Well, Jews prefers to stay inside in the evening. It is safer at home.”
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Leave it to the Charlotte Observer to publish hyperbolic hogwash and a bastardization of history by agents of progressivism. This Sunday’s funnies weren’t in the cartoon section where it should have been; instead, it was in the opinion pages.
Christopher Gergen and Stephen Martin inked out an op-ed entitled, “The Civil War and N.C. 2015,” warning North Carolinians of the precarious position minorities are in when Conservatives hold the reins of power. They equated today’s voter ID laws to blacks being terrorized by the KKK during Reconstruction. They went so far as to quote the “independent” U.S. Government Accountability Office that found blacks are the one minority group most impacted.
Does anyone still believe federal government agencies are disinterested and independent? I laughed out loud when I read that. As a matter of fact, liberal hysteria over disenfranchisement of black voters was proven just that: hysteria. Tennessee implemented this common sense law before the 2012 elections. The Heritage Foundation reported:
Black and Hispanic Turnout
In 2008, according to the Census Bureau, 60.8 percent of the black VAP voted in the general election, and 31.6 percent of the Hispanic VAP voted nationwide. In Tennessee, African American VAP turnout was 58.1 percent, and Hispanic VAP turnout was 19.2 percent. Since white VAP turnout was only 53.7 percent, blacks voted at a higher rate than whites by slightly more than 4 percentage points.
In 2012, the national voter turnout of the African American VAP increased to 62 percent. Hispanic VAP turnout jumped modestly to 31.8 percent. Just as in 2008, African American voter turnout in Tennessee (57.4 percent) was below the national turnout rate. However, this result was a mere 0.7 percentage point decrease from 2008 and fell within the margin of error for the Census survey, so essentially there was no difference. Black Tennesseans still outvoted whites by 4 percentage points in 2012, since the white voting rate was only 53.4 percent.
Thus, even with a new photo ID requirement in place for the first time, blacks still voted at a rate than whites. Hispanic VAP turnout in Tennessee saw a huge increase in turnout in 2012, with 34.7 percent showing up to vote, nearly doubling turnout from 2008.
These two “concerned" writers were also dishonest on another sad chapter in North Carolina history. Here is an excerpt from their op-ed:
They should study North Carolina’s Reconstruction era following the Civil War. With the KKK terrorizing blacks and their supporters in the late 1860’s, N.C. Governor William Woods Holden sent state troops into Alamance and Caswell counties to restore order. Conservatives later got their revenge by impeaching Holden for illegally declaring martial law – making him the first governor in the U.S. to be impeached and removed from office.
Yes, Governor Holden was impeached for illegally declaring martial law. He was also impeached for terrorizing disenfranchised North Carolinians. Mind you, Holden was initially appointed by President Andrew Johnson as an occupational, provincial governor.
Holden’s political enemies brought forth eight charges. Two charges were that Holden acted illegally by sending troops into Alamance and Caldwell counties when each county’s government remained in control. Accusers also charged Holden with two counts of illegally arresting two men (Josiah Turner and John Kerr). According to the prosecution, Holden also twice suspended the writ of habeas corpus when arresting the men. Two other charges were that Holden refused to follow state laws when raising troops and acted illegally when paying troops. In essence, according to historian William S. Powell, Conservatives, under the leadership of Frederick N. Strudwick, charged Holden with “declaring martial law; unlawfully raising troops; illegally declaring counties to be in a state of insurrection; illegally arresting . . . citizens; . . . seizing, detaining, imprisoning, and depriving those citizens of their liberty and privileges as freemen; and . . . refusing to obey a writ of habeas corpus.
Liberals would have us believe there is a white sheet and hood in every conservative closet. Those ghosts simply don’t exist, and if they do, they’re an insignificant minority. However, I’ve yet to run into a liberal who wasn’t a bigot.
Posted by TLCoston at 12:50 PM
How much does your state spend on social welfare as percentage of its annual budget? The Washington Examiner published the following:
Nationwide, state governments collectively spend $2 trillion, with $520 billion of that going toward welfare programs, or just under 26 percent. Education is the highest category of state government spending, with 30 percent of state government spending nationwide
Every state that spends less than one-fifth of its budget on welfare is west of the Mississippi River. Besides that, geographic regions have a wide variance in welfare spending as a portion of state budgets. New York spends 32 percent of its budget on welfare, while neighboring New Jersey spends 22 percent. Florida spends 28 percent of its budget on welfare, while nearby South Carolina spends 21 percent.
What does your state spend?
The science is settled! How many times have we heard that from consensus grafters? Global warmers refuse to provide their data, and when they do, their assertions have been refuted. Their whole premise is based on computer models that have never been right. These same scientists have stooped so low as to fabricate real temperature data to manipulate world opinion.
Consensus is not science. The global warming debate will continue as long as honest brokers aren’t censored. Even well established theories, like black holes, are disputed to this day. The News and Observer reported:
CHAPEL HILL — A theoretical physicist at UNC believes she has found a rather large hole in the popular scientific conception of the universe.
The university’s press office states flatly that Dr. Laura Mersini-Houghton has shown that “black holes do not exist,” and that, as a result, scientists are going to have to “reimagine the fabric of space-time, but also rethink the origins of the universe.”
Those cosmic claims may be slightly hyperbolic, but Mersini-Houghton herself believes that her paper published last week will disrupt our entire understanding of the light-eating, infinitely dense objects that supposedly haunt the universe. She says black holes likely can’t exist in the way they’ve been previously conceived.
Her conclusion, in short, is that collapsing stars should slow their self destruction before they truly become bottomless gravity well.
If physicist can still debate the existence of black holes without recriminations can’t climatologist?
When Edgar Allan Poe wrote “Eureka” in 1848 he declared to a friend his thoughts on the origins of the universe would, “revolutionize the world of Physical & Metaphysical Science.”
Indeed, Poe’s writings would become the first postulations of what is now called the Big Bang Theory. The poet imaged a single “primordial particle” created the universe in “one instantaneous flash.”
''From the one particle, as a center,'' he wrote, ''let us suppose to be irradiated spherically -- in all directions -- to immeasurable but still to definite distances in the previously vacant space -- a certain inexpressibly great yet limited number of unimaginably yet not infinitely minute atoms.''
The math didn’t catch up to Poe’s hypothesis until the 20th century. The Big Bang Theory didn’t become mainstream until the 1960’s. Even Einstein shrugged it off until Hubble’s hard data leant credence to an expanding universe.
I have a question. Is the Big Bang supposed to be a singular incident? If a universe can be created by a single, primordial particle why aren’t there more Big Bangs when we have innumerable particles? Why aren’t we harried by multiple mini-Bangs in our everyday lives? In other words, why am I not blown out of my chair right now by a mini-Bang? Shouldn’t the night sky be illuminated by thousands of mini-bangs? Shouldn’t the very existence of Earth; nay, our universe be endangered by another expanding universe? Are we on a cosmic collision course?
I’m not a physicist, nor a scientist by any means. My eyes glaze over long mathematical equations. I’m sure there’s a Godless genius out there who can come up with the math to assuage my concerns.
Progressive can dish it out, but they sure can’t take it. Their whole political strategy is name calling and branding the opposition. Success is dependent on dividing groups against each other. Their economic policies are based on envy and greed.
So, when a congenial republican accurately defined progressive policies, they panicked. E.J Dionne Jr., an op-ed writer for the Washington Post, had to immediately try and stomp it out. Here is an excerpt:
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) values his reputation as a serious policy analyst and a genial soul. But he’s not above name-calling, and he insists that President Obama’s budget is the product of “envy economics.”
Ryan’s label invites a comparable description of his own approach, which would slash taxes on the rich while cutting programs for the poor and many middle-income Americans. If Ryan wants to play the branding game, is it unfair to ask him why “greed economics” isn’t an appropriate tag for his own approach?
According to E.J. Dionne, anyone who dares to criticize the federal government and wants to keep more of what they earned is a greedy son of a bitch. To him and other progressives, only big government looks out for the poor and middle class.
In their jaded view of America, philanthropy doesn’t exist. Charity is a myth. Community is a 19th century relic. And churches are nothing more than theater for stupid, superstitious peasants who get preyed upon by greedy pedophiles.
Progressives should be in a panic. Envy economics is an accurate portrayal of their policies. Contempt for their fellow man is another,
Friday, February 13, 2015
Posted by TLCoston at 7:30 PM
Progressives are always looking for ways to divide the American people. The objective is to play one group against another in an attempt to gain and exercise power over all of us. The latest con to come down the pike is “Income Inequality.”
Carolina Journal Radio interviewed James Piereson, president of the William E. Simon Foundation, on economic growth and the introduction of envy economics. Here is an excerpt:
Piereson: Well, the Piketty book is a very serious work. I’ve written about it and spoken about it. It focuses exclusively on the distribution of income and wealth in our free-market societies, and it places great emphasis on the growing inequality which they detect.
It’s a very much one-sided interpretation of our free-enterprise system. It has many dimensions that go beyond the distribution of income — innovation, quality of life, progress, freedom. All sorts of dimensions that have to be taken into account, and he only looks at one of them.
As I’ve said, this focus on inequality is a new issue. Traditionally, when we’ve spoken about inequality, we’ve talked about elevating the poor into the ranks of the middle classes. All of our government programs in the ’60s and ’70s, and even before that, were focused on elevating the poor.
This comes at the problem from the reverse angle. That is, the wealthy, the very rich, and trying to find ways to redistribute their wealth and income back down through the rest of the 99 percent.
As I say, I think that is a fool’s errand. We can’t improve the living standards of 99 percent of our people by trying to take income and wealth from the 1 percent who are successful. And as I say, that obscures the real problem that we’re facing in America and other societies across the West, which I think is not inequality but something else.
Kokai: And you mentioned during the Hayek Lecture — after you showed a number of slides and discussed a lot of the data, including some data from Piketty and his colleagues — and said that to you it looks like slower, sluggish economic growth is a much more pressing problem.
Piereson: That I think is the core problem that we’re facing in the United States and in Europe and of course in Japan, which has been struggling with this for 20-odd years. Our economy has had sluggish growth since at least the year 2000. Even before the financial collapse in 2008, our economy is growing only at 2-2.5 percent.
And then, of course, it went over the cliff in 2008. And we really haven’t really regained the kind of solid economic growth we had in the 1960s or in the 1980s or the 1990s.
Two percent economic growth in America is not going to get the job done. That’s a recipe for stagnation of incomes and standard of living for our middle classes. And it will not allow for mobility for people who are way down the ladder.
Click the link below for full transcript:
It’s official! Evolution is no longer a theory. The missing link is Al Sharpton! Evolve we much, Reverend?
The mainstream media is doing its best to frame the narrative on three murdered Muslims in Chapel Hill. They desperately want the accused murderer to be a right-wing Islamophobe hell bent on a killing spree. However, it’s not working out that way. Brietbart reported the following:
On Thursday’s “CNN Newsroom,” CNN.com Religion Editor Daniel Burke reported that Craig Hicks, who is suspected of murdering three Muslim students, had previously written in defense of the Ground Zero mosque and criticized those who thought President Barack Obama was Muslim on what appears to be his Facebook page.
“When you kind of pore through his Facebook page, you see dozens and dozens of posts making fun of religion in general, making fun of the idea of prayer, the idea of god. A lot of these are quotes from people like Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, Bill Maher, but I didn’t see anything that was violent, and I didn’t see anything that particularly pertained to Islam. In fact, there are a couple of instances in which he seems to implicitly defend Islam, there’s a post from around the time when they wanted to build a mosque near Ground Zero in New York where he calls out conservative critics who didn’t want the plan to go forward saying, ‘hey, you guys are being hypocrites. If you are allowed your freedom of worship, Muslims should be allowed, too.’ He also calls out conservatives who made–spread rumors about President Obama being a Muslim. He said, ‘so what if he is Muslim? It’s okay if we have a Muslim president.’ So, his views against religion are kind of, very anti-religious, but nothing specifically against Islam,” he stated.
So it really was over a parking spot dispute. Looks like another fail for the mainstream media.
What’s the best way to stand up for Western values while denouncing Islamofascism? Hold a Muhammad art exhibit and contest, of course. Pamela Geller is organizing an event in Garland, Texas called, “Draw the Prophet.”
Last month, Muslims gathered in this same town for a “Stand with the Prophet” conference. This was an exclusive event and only select members of the press were allowed to cover it. There was no tolerance for others. However, “Draw the Prophet” is open to all. Breitbart Texas reported the following:
The art exhibit and contest will be held at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland on May 3 massacre – and our massive Free Speech Rally outside that event,” Geller wrote in a press release obtained by .. ”This was the site of a Muslim conference denouncing ‘Islamophobia’ — an obscene stand for them to take after the
The contest will take submissions online and the winner will be announced at the event in Garland. The winning cartoonist will receive a $10,000 prize. The exhibit will feature images of Islam’s prophet in both historical and contemporary settings. There will also be a series of speeches by internationally renowned free-speech advocates.
Geller explained that the art exhibit is the next logical step following AFDI’s Free Speech Rally in Garland. “This event will stand for free speech and show that Americans will not be cowed by violent Islamic intimidation,” she stated. “That is a crucial stand to take as Islamic assaults on the freedom of speech, our most fundamental freedom, are growing more insistent.”
“Of course, this event will require massive security,” she assured potential attendees. “But this exhibit has to be staged. If we don’t show the jihadis that they will not frighten us into silence, the jihad against freedom will only grow more virulent.”
Its a shame attendees to this event need protection from adherents of the “religion of peace.”
Posted by TLCoston at 3:21 PM
Rep. Luis Gutierrez, ambassador for illegal aliens and the third-world, was asked about “free taxpayer money” for border jumpers who can now claim tax refunds. He, of course, didn’t know anything about it. The Daily Caller reported:
Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez told The Daily Caller Friday that he didn’t know that illegal immigrants are eligible for tax refunds — even if they haven’t paid taxes.
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told members of Congress Wednesday that illegal immigrants who did not pay taxes will be able to claim back-refunds once they are issued social security numbers.
“I know nothing of the sort,” Gutierrez snapped at a Daily Caller reporter Friday when asked about Koskinen’s testimony.
“Of course it would be like you to raise that sort of question,” the Democrat continued. “Why don’t you ask the commissioner of the IRS?”
The commissioner, of course, had already been asked about it.
Everyone knows Democrats are not good stewards when it comes to the treasury. They are even more negligent when it comes to looking after the interest of Americans. They can even get a little testy about it.
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told members of Congress Wednesday that illegal immigrants who did not pay taxes will be able to claim back-refunds once they are issued social security numbers.
“I knew you were going to bring something negative up,” Gutierrez whined during the press conference. “It doesn’t matter what I say. You will turn it against all of us here at this caucus. You know it.”
You mean just like how you and your fellow Democrats turned against the American people, Rep. Luis Gutierrez? Yeah, you know it.
Should Americans change the ending of our national anthem to land of the not-so-free and the home of the federal thugs? Maybe we should after the 2015 World Press Freedom Index ranked the U.S. 49th in freedom of information. Zero Hedge reported the following:
But as Liberty Blitzkrieg's Mike Krieger notes, the bastion of press freedom in the land of the free, fell once again... to 49th!!
In the United States, 2014 was marked by judicial harassment of New York Times investigative reporter James Risen in connection with the trial of Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA officer charged under the Espionage Act with giving him classified information. US journalists are still not protected by a federal shield law that would guarantee their right not to name their sources or reveal other confidential information about their work. Meanwhile, at least 15 journalists were arbitrarily arrested during clashes between police and demonstrators protesting against black teenager Michael Brown’s fatal shooting by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.
– From Reporters Without Borders’ 2015 World Press Freedom Index
They should also include the federal government’s reluctance to provide Lois Lerner’s emails, full disclosure on Benghazi and the Fast and Furious scandal; along with a myriad of other harassments and abuses of power perpetuated by the Obama administration.
Hell, I’m surprised we aren’t ranked lower.
What’s the problem? Why is everybody outraged over ISIS immolation of a Jordanian pilot? They were just being good Muslims by following an example by the most perfect man that walked the face of the earth. Here an excerpt from the Inquisitr:
Perhaps in response to what may have been an unexpectedly strong condemnation from other Muslims, ISIS used the latest issue of its propaganda magazine to defend the burning of a living human being.
Oh, those quirky people from that “Religion of Peace.” Where would the world be without them?
Why do global warming alarmists schedule protest in the middle of winter? Every year they get canceled due to “unfavorable weather conditions.” You’d think they would learn by now. The Daily Caller reported:
Fossil Free Yale, a group pushing the university to divest itself from fossil fuels, told the Yale Daily News that frigid, snowy weather set for this weekend will mean their global warming protest will have to be postponed.
Yale should divest itself of stupidity. The halls would be full of tumbleweeds if that ever happened.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has reintroduced the State Marriage Defense Act in the U.S. Senate.
“Even though the Supreme Court made clear in United States v. Windsor that the federal government should defer to state ‘choices about who may be married,’ the Obama Administration has disregarded state marriage laws enacted by democratically-elected legislatures to uphold traditional marriage,” Cruz said in a press release.
While you’re at it Senator, why don’t you reintroduce federalism and the U.S. Constitution? The Obama administration and the federal judiciary have disregarded that as well.