The New York times sacrifices its credibility on the Obama altar
Within hours of the disclosure that the federal authorities routinely collect data on phone calls Americans make, regardless of whether they have any bearing on a counterterrorism investigation, the Obama administration issued the same platitude it has offered every time President Obama has been caught overreaching in the use of his powers: Terrorists are a real menace and you should just trust us to deal with them because we have internal mechanisms (that we are not going to tell you about) to make sure we do not violate your rights.
Those reassurances have never been persuasive — whether on secret warrants to scoop up a news agency’s phone records or secret orders to kill an American suspected of terrorism — especially coming from a president who once promised transparency and accountability. The administration has now lost all credibility.
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Obama UN Ambassador Nominee Supported American Invasion of Israel in 2002
The Institute of International Studies at UC Berkley, which has a long-running program called Conversations with History hosted by its executive director, Harry Kreisler, had a familiar face as a guest in 2002. That guest was Samantha Power. It was here that Power, who will be nominated to be our next Ambassador to the UN, endorsed an invasion of Israel to prevent future genocide. HARRY KREISLER: “Let me give you | Read More »
Obama rewards Susan Rice for misleading the American people
This afternoon President Obama will announce that Tom Donilon will be departing as National Security Adviser in early July and will be succeeded by United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice. The National Security Adviser position is Rice’s reward for appearing on five Sunday news shows on September 16, 2012 and misleading the American people — claiming the vicious attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that | Read More »
The paranoid style of Obama politics
Eyebrows have been raised by the announcement that US Attorney Bill Killian, in the company of FBI Special Agent in Charge Kenneth Moore, will soon address a Muslim council in Tennessee about “how civil rights can be violated by those who post inflammatory documents targeted at Muslims on social media.” “This is an educational effort with civil rights laws as they play into freedom of | Read More »
The Calm Before the Jihadi Storm
As we conclude another Memorial Day Weekend, it’s important to remember that the very same U.S. policies that created al-Qaeda in Afghanistan in the 1980s—leading to the horrific attacks of 9/11—are today allowing al-Qaeda to metastasize all around the Muslim world. As in the 80s, these new terrorist cells are quietly gathering strength now, and are sure to deliver future terror strikes that will make | Read More »
What difference at this point does Memorial Day make to Hillary, Barack
With Democratic Party patriot friends like President Obama and Secretaries of State Clinton and Kerry, who needs unpatriotic enemies? Never mind that it has been prominent Democrats over the past decade that regularly question the patriotism of Republicans, and not vice versa, but I digress. Our Commander-in-Chief chose the week leading up to today’s annual national observance of those in our armed forces who have | Read More »
Benghazi hearings in the Mirror Universe
It’s amazing to watch the media bury yesterday’s explosive testimony on Benghazi. Just imagine for a moment that today is the day after a veteran career diplomat – the top man on the ground in Libya after the murder of the ambassador – testified that a Republican administration told him not to cooperate with Democrat congressional investigators, shook him up with a menacing phone call from the top political | Read More »
Terror-Linked Al Jazeera Opening 12 New Bureaus Across the U.S.
Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based international cable network, will open 12 new bureaus in various locations across the U.S. The goal of the news outlet’s aggressive expansion is to become a household name in America. The launch of the new bureaus will begin in the summer. In addition to expansion in New York City, bureaus will open in Nashville, Denver, New Orleans, San Francisco, Chicago, Los | Read More »
Tags: Al Gore
Ed Markey: foolish on Benghazi. Foolish on the Boston Marathon bombing, too?
I’d like everybody to pay close attention to this Tweet: .@mittromney more interested in bogus #Benghazi theory than battling auto bankruptcy. #battleship #p2 — Ed Markey (@MarkeyMemo) October 23, 2012 It’s from back in October of 2012, when – as Legal Insurrection very helpfully notes – Rep. Ed Markey of Massachusetts (D) (now running against Gabriel Gomez in a special election for MA-SEN) was doing | Read More »
Protect America First
When Jim DeMint delivered his farewell speech in the Senate, he touched on a salient point that is often lost in the raucous of political discourse. The entrenchment of political interests and allegiances has often made commonsense ideas that transcend political ideology impossible to implement. Nowhere is this more evident than with the push to hold national security hostage for mass amnesty. We have a | Read More »
Terrorism in America – Fighting an Enemy Whose Name Cannot Be Spoken
While the U.S. was still reeling from the devastation caused by the Boston bombing and before it was known who was responsible for the act, there were those on the left who assumed, even hoped, that it was an act of right-wing terrorism. When their hopes were dashed, they took a detour from grieving for the victims and began instead to focus on, as they | Read More »
Tags: Boston Bombing
, Hate Crimes
, Political Correctness
Tech at Night: Stand up to the gangs and pass CISPA. Obama nominates a new FCC chairman.
We’re still at war online, guys. The Chinese are scouting us and even criminal enterprise is under constant attack. And make no mistake DDoS attacks affect not just the target, but the networks surrounding the target, too, so even a criminal racket like Silk Road should have attacks on it stopped, for the health of American networks. And again, the anarchists SWATted a member of Congress, Mike Rogers, to fight for weaker security online.
Yet, The President and Democrats continue to obstruct CISPA, instead of getting the job done. This guy made illegal executive orders on the topic, but as soon as we take good, light-regulatory legislative action, he suddenly wants to slam on the brakes. Shameful.
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, Barack Obama
, Dish Network
, Julius Genachowski
, mike rogers
, Sprint Nextel
, Tech at Night
, Tom Wheeler
What Worries Me
What happened in Boston at the world famous Boston Marathon is what I have been worried about for a long time. This is to say that there would be a successful terrorist bombing at either a major sporting event or at a mall on, let’s just say, Black Friday. We just saw what happened when a bomb went off at a major sporting event. I | Read More »
Gays, guns, other distractions from Obama economy, Boston and Benghazi
Contrary to popular mainstream (liberal Democrat) media opinion, we are still waiting for an economic recovery and the first openly gay male player still active in the NBA, NFL and MLB. But Mike, over 100,000 jobs were “created” last month and Jason Collins of the Washington Wizards “came out.” If only the same number of jobs existing before the new jobs were created, still existed. | Read More »
, Boston Marathon Bombing
, gay rights
, Gun control
, Hillary Clinton
, Jason Collins
, Sandy Hook
Bush, 9/11, Obama, Boston and the Axis of Evil
[Update of Miss water-boarding-obtained intel and Bush yet? published Sunday? It’s easy to forget the fear that gripped America in the aftermath of al Qaeda’s September 11, 2001 attacks on U.S. soil. It’s even easier to take for granted the homeland peace that followed until the Islamist-inspired Tsarnaev Brothers & Co. bombings in Boston on the Ides of April, 2013. And it’s even easier than that to not | Read More »