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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Hillary's Rope-a-Dope

Haystack Calhoun
Twiggy
Democrats will not be voting for Hillary Clinton based on anything she says to reporters because she doesn't tend to say anything to reporters, except those who call themselves reporters but are as fair and balanced as Haystacks Calhoun on a teeter-totter going up against Twiggy in the schoolyard see-saw challenge.

Now the First Lady of the Pantsuit had her aides rope off reporters on Saturday in New Hampshire as she lied spoke to potential voters during a Fourth of July parade. If you don't find this un-American and offensive, then you might be a liberal-progressive-First-Amendment-Hater.

Or you might be a Muslim Brotherhood sympathizer like her main aide, Huma Abedin.

Jennifer Horn, the New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman, said in a statement that "Hillary Clinton continues to demonstrate her obvious contempt and disdain for the Granite State's style of grassroots campaigning. The use of a rope line at a New Hampshire parade is a sad joke and insults the traditions of our first-in-the-nation primary."

It is not accurate to call the rope a joke; it's a slap in the face to our free press. What right does anyone have to rope off a public street to keep away the press?

Of course, the same staff that helped the pear-shaped Second Lady (to Monica Lewinsky et al) responded to the anger of the press by telling CNN (Certainly Not News) "While the GOP might want to spin a good yarn on this, let's not get tied up in knots [how clever, get it?]. We wanted to accomodate the press, allow (Clinton) greet voters (sic.) And allow the press to be right there in the parade with her, as opposed to preset locations."

So now the press, because of their ire, are considered to be GOP? Wow, that spin on the truth makes an atomic centrifuge look like a Victrola. They are the mainstream press, and by definition, they are in the bag for the bag. The GOP wishes they had their support like Hillary does.

In spite of the fact that the press usually sides with Hillary, it looked pretty bad to see how she was shielded from reporters as a public figure. Everything about her is a secret and has a slimy edge to it.

Politico reporter Glenn Thrush tweeted: "Never underestimate @HillaryClinton's capacity to fritter away natural advantages with poor judgement."

This isn't the first time the Clinton campaign censored the rights of journalists to question her--a DailyMail.com reporter was denied access to a campaign event because, in the past, he actually asked a challenging question. Had he kissed Hillary's corpulent nether region, things may have gone differently for him.

But in spite of the inability of reporters to get in her face, at least one person heckled her about exactly what her accomplishments were as secretary of state before the Benghazi attack. She called for the heckler's execution but was denied when someone produced a pocket-size copy of the Constitution.

In spite of Hillary's unmerited popularity, her Democratic challenger, Bernie Sanders (Socialist-Vermont) has been drawing huge crowds hoping to hear his Seinfeld's "George Steinbrenner" imitation as he yammers on about making deals with ISIS.

You cannot begin to make this stuff up.


Saturday, July 4, 2015

Bill de Blasio: fascist, socialist, man about town

You may not like Donald Trump, perhaps you do, but in any case, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is using his power as mayor to go after him by "reviewing" his city contracts in light of what he said about Mexican immigrants. 

This is what fascists do when they don't like what you say.

De Blasio, a socialist and an Al Sharpton fan club president, doesn't care if what he is doing goes against the First Amendment--it's just a piece of paper, as far as he's concerned and in spite of Trump's inarticulate words, he has every right to say what he did, and the mayor has no right to abuse his office by going after his businesses.

Even Alan Dershowitz, a liberal attorney and Harvard's most distinguished civil liberties law professor, is against de Blasio on this and said, "This is not the American Way. De Blasio seems to put himself directly, squarely in conflict with the First Amendment," he told the Daily Caller, in an interview. He called de Blasio's actions "plainly unconstitutional," and said that "He would have a fairly open and shut case if they deprived him of any contract."

Trump said of Mexican immigrants that they are "bringing drugs, they're bringing crime, they're rapists, and some, I assume, are good people."

De Blasio fired back: "Donald Trump's remarks were disgusting and offensive, and this hateful language has no place in our city." His press secretary then said that the city was reviewing all of Trump's contracts.

De Blasio's words almost echo Obama's statement that "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam."

In a 1996 Supreme Court ruling, they ruled overwhelmingly that it was unconstitutional to tie government contracts to a person's beliefs. This is exactly what de Blasio is doing, and not that different from what the IRS has done with conservatives.

UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh also told DCNF that "The statement by the Mayor is a real danger to public debate," saying that it would set dubious precedent for all future city contracts.

I hope Trump sees fit to fight de Blasio and go after him personally. Besides the fact that he is in violation of Trump's civil rights, the Mayor is the embodiment of all that is wrong with the left.

In fact, de Blasio is handling the City of New York in much the same way that Obama is handling ISIS: with great bluster and total impotence.




Poor Iran is the real victim

Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is telling world powers to stop the "coercion and pressure," at the nuclear talks. 

"Like dude, if you just go along with us and let us build secret electricity plants, we can electrocute the bad Muslims in the Middle East. It's a win-win for everyone except ISIS. And hey, I almost forgot, death to Israel!"

Zarif didn't mention the U.S. specifically, but we all know who he was talking to--Barry and the left--and as it now stands, a deal would end sanctions on Iran and allow them to build the damn bomb in peace.

The West is afraid that Iran might develop a nuclear weapons program under the present circumstances. Let me assure the West, they will definitely develop nukes if we so much as take a small hit of Nyquil for that burning, aching, gotta go to bed feeling.

To think otherwise is not only naive, it's downright suicidal.

So-called Secretary of State John Swiftboat Kerry and Zarif met yet again on Friday as U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz met with Iran's atomic energy agency chief Ali- Akbar Salehi (his friends call him Allahu Akbar and blow  something up).

Kerry said the talks "are making progress," but added that there is yet "a lot of work to do." Then again, Kerry claimed that his war medals are legitimate but that is highly doubtful and certainly open to scrutiny.

John Kerry must be disappointed with the way the talks have been going. He told Zarif that he wished the United States had a leader more like the Ayatollah. That's according to the Iranians.


Friday, July 3, 2015

Happy Fruity Fourth

No Fourth of July celebration would be complete without some fruit on the "barby." Or perhaps some fruit telling you what to grill because the traditional hot dogs and hamburgers are unhealthy and who cares about family tradition anyway?

And it goes without saying that we must fly our flags proudly on Independence Day. All those stripes with every color of the rainbow waving in the breeze. Now there's a flag I forgot to buy this year and must put it on next year's "To Do" list.

I'm not sure if Confederate flags get recycled with paper or plastic but I have no plans to burn it because it's bad for the environment and I don't want the "Green Meanies" after me. It's a real conundrum.

There was a group of anti-cop protesters who were going to burn Confederate flags along with Old Glory, but a couple of motorcycle guys, some ex-vets, showed up telling them in no uncertain terms what they would do to them if they tried to burn the flag and the anti-cop protesters ran to the cops for safety. It's all very confusing.

I suspect that Al Gore, Barack and Michelle Obama, most Hollywood liberals, and Hillary Clinton, pollute the atmosphere more than any other group of hypocrites on earth.

I know it was a Democrat who originally put the Confederate flag on the SC statehouse, and Jefferson and Andrew Jackson, both liberals, owned hundreds of slaves between the two of them alone, and that the Republican party freed the slaves.

I know the Democrats will say that things have changed and the philosophies of the parties have exchanged ownership, and I know that that is a lie.





Nothing to see here: it's just a nuke

If nations could be conceptualized as people, Iran would be seen as a smirking, bearded man "flipping the bird" to the West. 

In effect, what Iran is telling the U.S., Russia, Britain, France, Germany and China in the nuclear deal negotiations is that they totally reject any extraordinary inspection rules of their nuclear sites, and if we try to re-impose sanctions once the deal is sealed, they will put the pedal to the metal in their bomb-making materials enrichment. It's their version of "don't ask, don't tell, we're going to do whatever we want."

A top Iranian negotiator spoke to reporters outside Vienna where the talks are being held. He said that the U.N. nuclear agency's standard rules that are in current use for dealing with access to government information, sites of interest, and scientists, are enough to ensure the West that Iran is only using nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. Anything beyond that, he said, would be unfair. (Emphasis mine.)

However, the Iranian negotiator failed to explain, that, to the Islamic mind, "peace" is defined as a time in the future when Islam will totally dominate the world and the only religion left will be Islam. In other words, peace will come when the rest of us are dead or have converted to the religion of peace.

"We should be realistic," said the Iranian official who asked not to be quoted by name lest he lose his head over the issue. He pointed out that Russia backs Iran's position and we all know that they're good guys with our best interests in mind.

Obama says that no deal is better than a bad deal, but to him, a bad deal is no deal. He is cramming for a legacy and will basically do anything to get it into the history books.


Iran is like the big kid at school and Obama is like the kid who has to give him his lunch or be forced to receive an atomic wedgie.  Of course, Obama has John Kerry doing his talking, but all Vietnam veterans know that Kerry actually is as authentic as the Nigerian princess you keep getting email from asking you to hold her money in your bank account.
An Obama blast

So far, all we've been hearing is Iran calling the shots and deadlines not being met as the bomb-making terrorists buy more time. What's obvious to those of us with a pulse is that they are working on the bomb and as we sit on our hands, and Kerry on his bike, they will have it locked and loaded by the time you can say, "Adios Obama."




Wednesday, July 1, 2015

ISIS: equal opportunity terrorists

ISIS rang in the second week of the holy month of Ramadan by punishing two children in Syria for not properly fasting as prescribed by the holy Koran. The children were crucified and put on public display on crossbars explaining the "unholy" act they committed. 

ISIS sees itself as the purveyors of holiness and earth's spokes-scum for Allah and the true interpreters of Islam. They kill women and men too, just because they don't practice the same brand of Islam as ISIS does, which is a strict interpretation of the Koran as it was meant to be understood back when Mohammad was killing innocent people, robbing caravans on the desert, and taking sex slaves from the dead husbands who left them behind.

Ramadan runs from June 17 to July 17. Devout Muslims are not permitted to eat or drink anything during daylight hours, but once the sun goes down, many often gorge themselves. It isn't healthy to refrain from drinking during the hot days of summer, and it isn't very intelligent, but Mohammad came from a time and place where drinking camel urine was considered medicinal, so go figure. (You can read about the benefits of drinking camel urine and see if you think that this is intelligent.)

Since ISIS established themselves as a caliphate and the "go-to-terrorists-on-Islam" last year, over 3000 people have been killed for 'not being religious enough.' Of this total, about 74 have been children and even more have been women. Some of the so-called offenses have been practicing "magic" (which to those sand monkeys might be something as magical as turning on a transistor radio) and refusing to fast during Ramadan.

"ISIS is using executions to show its followers, and would-be followers, that the group is the only true representative of believers, not only in word, but action, which is why executions are featured so prominently," says Jasmine Opperman, director of Southern Africa Operations at the Terrorism Research and Analysis Consortium.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights in the UK reported the death toll and also discussed some of the charges that resulted in executions. "Many of the charges against those executed are recorded as blasphemy and spying, but others include sorcery, sodomy, practicing as a Shia Muslim," it stated.

The most serious thing the West needs to consider is how ISIS has taken to recruiting children to join them, using videos of kids fighting in cages and taking military-style training. ISIS has even set up offices called "cubs of the caliphate" that are used in their recruitment efforts.

A UN report by the Committee on the Rights of the Child was released this past February and discusses the horrors inflicted on children who are Yazidi, Kurdish, Christian, and the wrong kind of Muslim. 

ISIS, as equal opportunity abusers, also abuse mentally challenged kids and use torture, crucifixion, immure them alive, use them as suicide bombers and sell them as sex slaves, all in compliance with the Koran and Mohammad, their so-called prophet.

What a religion when taken in its purest context.