Archive for the ‘Useful Idiots’ Category
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Fusion TV’s Jorge Ramos that part of the reason Hamas hides rockets in schools and civilian areas is “Gaza is small.”
“I’m not a military planner but Hamas puts it’s missiles, it’s rockets in civilian areas, part of it is Gaza is pretty small and its densely populated,” she said as neglecting the question of whether or not Hamas should have rockets in area to begin with.
New House GOP Whip Steve Scalise called President Obama’s extended discourse on his own impeachment nothing but a political game, noting this “might be the first White House in history trying to start the narrative of impeaching their own president.”
“You’re already suing the president for overreach,” Wallace noted, asking if House Republicans will consider impeachment should the White House move around Congress on yet another major issue.
“You know what, this might be the first White House in history that’s trying to start the narrative of impeaching their own president,” Scalise said incredulously. “Ultimately, what we want to do is see the president follow the laws.”
“We’ve made it clear we’re going to put options on the table to allow the House to take legal action against the president when he overreaches his authority,” he continued, noting the Supreme Court and others have routinely found against President Obama’s expansive view of his own powers.
“But impeachment is off the table?” Wallace pressed.
“Well, the White House wants to talk about impeachment,” Scalise replied. “Ironically, they’re going out and trying to fundraise off of that too.”
In making the case for closing tax loopholes used by corporations, President Obama says in his weekly address that the American people “don’t get to pick which rules you play by.” Neither should corporations, Obama argues.
“Even as corporate profits are as high as ever, a small but growing group of big corporations are fleeing the country to get out of paying taxes. They’re keeping most of their business inside the United States, but they’re basically renouncing their citizenship and declaring that they’re based somewhere else, just to avoid paying their fair share,” Obama says.
“I want to be clear: this is only a few big corporations so far. The vast majority of American businesses pay their taxes right here in the United States. But when some companies cherrypick their taxes, it damages the country’s finances. It adds to the deficit. It makes it harder to invest in the things that will keep America strong, and it sticks you with the tab for what they stash offshore. Right now, a loophole in our tax laws makes this totally legal – and I think that’s totally wrong. You don’t get to pick which rules you play by, or which tax rate you pay, and neither should these companies.”
The irony of President Obama — who has been criticized for governing by interpreting laws however he says fit and by executive order–was not lost on everyone.
Don Stewart, a communications aide to Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, tweeted, “Pres. Obama actually said this today: “You don’t get to pick which rules you play by” 1.usa.gov/1rHufLS #SelfAwareness.”
Erstwhile conservative George Will took a pretty far left view of the illegal alien influx streaming over our border on Fox News this morning. I’m not sure he understands the scale of the problem when he says the following:
“We oughta say to these children, welcome to America, you’re gonna go to school and get a job and become Americans.”
George seems to have a pretty sunny view of what American society can accomplish, but I think the big question is this – if we can barely assimilate the illegal aliens that are already here how are we going to take on even more illegal immigrants? I think he’s way off on this one.
The attorney general of Colorado says he will have his staff review the Live Action investigative video of a Denver Planned Parenthood employee coaching a young woman, believed to be only 15-years old, in the practice of high-risk sexual activities, including bondage/discipline and sado-masochistic sex (BDSM).
The second installment of pro-life organization Live Action’s series titled “SexEd: Planned Parenthood’s Dangerous Sex Advice for Kids,” features Denver Planned Parenthood counselors suggesting to the undercover investigator a spectrum of sadistic sexual behaviors, such as “whipping,” “tying up,” and “asphyxiation.”
As observed by Wayne Laugesen at the National Catholic Register, despite Colorado Attorney General John Suthers’ intentions to have the recent Live Action video reviewed, he lacks jurisdiction to do much if criminal activity on the part of Planned Parenthood is suspected. Instead, Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler has jurisdiction in the matter, and local authorities would need to pursue any charges.
The video was released on July 15, just several weeks after a lawsuit was filed charging Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains with failing to report sexual abuse in the case of a 13-year old girl by her stepfather, Timothy David Smith, who brought her to the Denver Planned Parenthood facility and paid for her abortion on May 3, 2012.
The Live Action Denver video depicts a Planned Parenthood staff member encouraging a young girl, believed to be a minor, to try various BDSM sexual practices. The employee also suggests that the girl and her older boyfriend visit sex shops together where they would find “whips, ties, everything.”
In addition, the Planned Parenthood worker suggests the girl and her boyfriend watch pornographic videos together and even makes recommendations on how to hide the porn from her parents.
Similarly, a previous installment of “SexEd” showed the Planned Parenthood affiliate in Indianapolis giving advice to the undercover investigator, also believed to be only 15-years old, on how to practice BDSM and access sex shops and pornographic websites.
The Netanyahu government has had no shortage of run-ins with Kerry in the mere 18 months he has held office. The prime minister publicly pleaded with him in November not to sign the interim deal with Iran on its rogue nuclear program, and there has been constant friction between the two governments over thwarting Iran’s bid for the bomb. Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon in January ridiculed Kerry’s security proposals for a West Bank withdrawal, calling the secretary “messianic” and obsessive” in his quest for an accord with the Palestinians that simply wasn’t there. The collapse of the talks in March-April was accompanied by allegations from Jerusalem that Kerry had botched the process, telling Israel one thing and the Palestinian Authority another, including misrepresenting Israel’s position on Palestinian prisoner releases.
But none of those episodes, though deeply troubling and relating to issues central to Israel’s well-being, provoked the kind of outraged disbelief at Kerry’s performance that has been emanating from the Israeli leadership in the past 48 hours. Leaked comments from unnamed senior government sources to Army Radio, Channel 2 and other Hebrew outlets have described the secretary as amateurish, incompetent, incapable of understanding the material he is dealing with — in short, a blithering fool.
But actually, it’s worse than that. What emerges from Kerry’s self-initiated ceasefire mission — Israel had already accepted the Egyptian ceasefire proposal; and nobody asked him to come out on a trip he prefaced with sneering remarks about Israel’s attempted “pinpoint” strikes on Hamas terror targets — is that Jerusalem now regards him as duplicitous and dangerous.
It might surprise some readers to hear that in Wenham, Massachusetts, a little north of Salem, is a theologically conservative Christian institution of higher learning: Gordon College. You might think having a conservative college like this in true blue Massachusetts would make it a perpetual vortex of the culture wars, but Gordon is conservative in an old-style New England way, concentrating on making their community one of virtue in following Christ and essentially staying out of everyone else’s business; in particular, staying out of politics. The Gordon administration and their alumni, spread out over the area, are known for being mild-mannered and compassionate; basically just good people, as this editorial in the Salem Evening News points out (while insisting that Gordon is getting what it deserves.)
So what happened? Gordon President D. Michael Lindsay sent a letter to President Obama asking to be exempted from the executive order banning discrimination against gays and lesbians. Salem mayor Kim Driscoll got wind of it and immediately severed ties with the college, ending Gordon’s contract to manage Old Town Hall, where productions of “Cry Innocent” (about the Salem Witch Trials) are regularly performed. The President of Salem State University decided to pile on, local columnists compared Gordon to everything from witch hunters (of course) to the Klan, from slave owners to the Taliban. Inevitably, the bureaucrats got involved, with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges offering that Gordon’s accreditation needed to be “reviewed.”
Which all goes to show that it is possible to remain ignorant of the nature of witch hunts even in a region that is constantly revisiting and rehashing the Salem Witch Trials. Witch hunts happen when someone, doing what they have always been doing, is picked out by the mob as a victim to its own self-righteousness. In this case, Gordon College is merely asking to go on as it has these many years, when the North Shore community had no problem with it. It is only because His Highness Obama in Washington has decided that Gordon must change its ways that this has become an issue at all. The local media, politicians, academics and bureaucrats have all united against the school, using the old Puritan punishment of shunning (the Salem News invites Gordon to “…rejoin its counterparts as an important leader on the North Shore”—i.e. get with the program or get the hell out.)
Salem State University’s President notes that Gordon has “received scant support, at least publicly.” Of course. The witch never does.
More Texas congressmen are expressing outrage over Planned Parenthood’s alleged abortion quotas, calling on Planned Parenthood to address the allegations and reiterating support for nationwide defunding.
Earlier this week, a former Planned Parenthood manager came to the Daily Caller with a budget statement she said proves that her clinic had annual abortion quotas it needed to meet in order to make its budget. The budget, from fiscal year 2010, said that the now-closed clinic in Bryan, Texas needed to perform at least 1,135 abortions in order to generate the necessary $355,581 in revenue.“It is utterly appalling that Planned Parenthood would have annual abortion quotas just to meet their financial goals,” said Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert. “With the vast amount of money Planned Parenthood receives from U.S. taxpayers, it is critical that we determine whether or not any staff members were told that their salaries were contingent on their pushing a certain number of young women to abort their babies. The idea of salaries being contingent on the number of babies destroyed is unmitigatingly evil.”