First Infantry Division Headquarters ordered to Iraq
This is a follow up to my post yesterday. Via the Army Times: The 1st Infantry Division headquarters will deploy to Iraq in the coming weeks as the U.S. expands its war against the Islamic State, officials announced Thursday. The Big Red One, of Fort Riley, Kansas, will be the first division headquarters to go to Iraq since the U.S. withdrawal in 2011. About 500 | Read More »
Combat pay authorized for US advisors in Iraq; combat operations on case-by-case basis.
Back in June, when the potential October Surprise of military action against ISIS was only a dim gleam in Obama’s eye, some 300 US advisors were deployed to Iraq. What was notable about this deployment was that they were not authorized combat pay. As I noted at the time: It is difficult to see how we help Iraqis “take the fight to the terrorists” if | Read More »
WaPo on Hillary: This “Middle East” thing isn’t looking good
It’s not exactly a story you’d see out of a media that seems to be going all-in for Hillary otherwise, but it’s one I’d gladly accept: “I support what they are doing,” Clinton said in the interview Wednesday, referring to her former colleagues in the Obama administration. “I personally believe the way they have thought this through and planned it and limited our involvement, avoids | Read More »
Clearest Sign Yet the GOP Will Take the Senate: Eric Holder to Resign
Eric Holder is going to resign his position as Attorney General News is just coming across the wire. Holder has been Obama’s friend and companion for six years. He has relentlessly screwed up most everything he has touched. He has overseen a Department of Justice that has been complicit in killing American border patrol agents and covering up abusive government. In the vernacular of the | Read More »
The French Fight the War of Words Right: Call ISIS “Daesh”
I need not elaborate on the ridicule that the American public heaped upon President Obama for describing the Islamic State as “un-Islamic”, and much as I agree with said ridicule, I can understand the logic of the decision. After all, one tactic for fighting your enemies is to call the not the true representatives of their ideology, country, religion, and so on. Still, I am | Read More »
Fifty Years of a Failed War on Poverty
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Robert Rector to discuss the War on Poverty 50 years after it began, the astonishing amount of taxpayer money that has been spent on the various programs and why the official statistics have barely budged.
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Grownups, War, and More
So I’ve been asked to start doing this and so I will. I have a radio show, you know. Here’s last night’s episode broadcast on the most listened to talk station in the nation, WSB out of Atlanta. Get Erick’s Daily Radio Show Notes * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name Listen to the show:
I suppose we should be grateful that Obama didn’t invoke Michael Sam at the UN.
Yesterday, during his speech at the UN General Assembly, Obama continued his tradition of knocking America at every opportunity, holding the recent events in Ferguson up to the world as a shining example of, “nope, we ain’t perfect, but we’re trying.” Not surprisingly, it’s the one line in an otherwise totally blah speech that got any attention. But we shouldn’t be surprised, it’s what Obama | Read More »
Radical Cleric Anjem Choudary Allegedly Netted in Terrorism Arrest
This should not be surprising to anyone who is familiar with Mr. Choudary. You might remember him as the cleric who has made several appearances in American and British media defending various radical Islamist groups. He’s also fine with ISIS’s many atrocities. Indeed, his own students were handing out leaflets at a pro-ISIS protest and he has “no sympathy” for British hostage Alan Henning. A group | Read More »
Tags: al muhajiroun
, al Qaeda
, anjem choudary
, great britain
, Radical Islam
, United Kingdom
Wanted: Grown Ups
I was alone among my friends when it came to the ad below. It is called “The Woman Who Made Up Her Mind.” The ad was produced by “Better Together,” the campaign that argued against Scottish independence. The ad features a mother sitting at the kitchen table talking about her worries, her family, and her children’s future. The ad was spoofed, pilloried, and derided around | Read More »
Tech at Night: Harry Reid to push the Sales Tax bait and switch
Harry Reid is going to put a bait and switch on the agenda in the lame duck session. This is important to watch, because it’s a substantial power grab that appeals big government, tax-and-spend Democrats, as well as squishy, cronyist Republicans. That’s exactly the kind of sour grapes coalition that could pass a bad sales tax bill after the November elections.
Watch your wallet.
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#protip for Sen. Mark Udall (D, Colorado): if you’re gonna brag that your dad ran for President…
The Mark Udall campaign has gone absolutely INSANE over this ad, by the way. It’s remarkable, how much so.
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The #PeoplesClimate March exposes the Climate Campaign for the Socialists they are
This past Friday, just over 300,000 people gathered in New York City* for a “People’s Climate March” to push the climate change/global warming agenda forward, and over the weekend, the related “Flood Wall Street” protest developed on its heels. Among the more notable attendees were Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, and Edward Norton. If the media had any honesty, what we would have heard from the major | Read More »
CO-Sen: Cory Gardner’s New “Nice Guy” Ad
Colorado present Republicans with a great opportunity to pick up a Senate seat this November. Democrat Mark Udall has consistently been rated as one of the most vulnerable incumbents this cycle. Republican candidate Cory Gardner, currently one of Colorado’s Representatives, is our party’s standard bearer in the race, and he has been working hard to ensure Colorado elects a Republican for the 114th Congress. His latest | Read More »