Just Because the Mainstream Media Isn’t Telling You About It, Doesn’t Mean You Shouldn’t Know About It: News You Should Know for February 10

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Stories of the Day

The Real Purpose of Obama’s Unconstitutional and Illegal Immigration Policy

Say goodbye to America as we know her. And it’s intentional. Just see the article I posted below where Obama hopes his immigration policy will drown out conservatives. Emphasis mine. “President Obama’s new border security plan is being expanded to allow illegals in the United States to bring their children, their adult children, their grandchildren and even step-parents into the United States.” Obama Expands Immigration Via Border Security Plan

From the comments over at Lucianne.com: “This has been the dream of the left since 1965. To flood the country with third world immigrants that would buy into their warped socialist vision. Obama thinks they are close to victory.” Obama “Hopeful” Immigration

There, Obama finally speaks the truth about his immigration polices. He and his fellow leftist travelers are going to turn us into the countries that these immigrants are escaping, and they are too ignorant to realize it. Emphasis mine. “The spread of vibrant social diversity is constricting the GOP’s ability to champion conservative causes, such as smaller government and independent families, President Barack Obama said in a softball media interview.

“Over the long term, I’m pretty optimistic, and the reason is because this country just becomes more and more of a hodgepodge of folks,” Obama told Vox editor Ezra Klein.

“People are getting more and more comfortable with the diversity of this country, much more sophisticated about both the cultural differences but more importantly, the basic commonality that we have,” he said in his talk, which was recorded Jan 23.

But for Obama, “commonality” is a go-to euphemism for big, intrusive, nation-wide government by progressive experts.” Obama “Hopeful” Immigration Will Drown Conservatism

Those Leftist Universities

See story above, because this is another reason why Obama must flood the country with new leftists from other leftist countries where leftist policies aren’t working. “I conclude that campus leftists are but a pale imitation of the leftists of earlier times. Which is, I think, one of many indicators of the decline of liberalism into irrelevance.” STUDENT SIT-INS: NOT WHAT THEY USED TO BE

Remember, this is the university system headed by leftist Janet Napolitano. She’s the chancellor of the University of California. And these universities are teaching are children to be hard leftists. “Most maps show that California is part of the United States. That would make, by a fairly airtight chain of reasoning, the University of California also part of the United States.

Although not if its Student Association has anything to say about it. Not satisfied merely to urge divestment from Israel, as is the trend on campuses around the country, the Student Association board has voted to divest from the United States itself, in an act that is a mashup of Noam Chomsky and a Monty Python skit.” California’s Divestment Disgrace: UC students want vote to divest from their own country.

Brian Williams vs. Hillary Clinton

Personally I don’t see how he can stay. He’s a liar. “NBC News’s senior executives are deeply divided about the fate of Brian Williams, the Nightly News anchor currently on leave for telling tall tales about his time in Iraq and, potentially, in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.

At a meeting over the weekend at the New York City home of NBC Universal CEO Steve Burke, network executives huddled to decide Williams’s fate, but they emerged with little agreement on a path forward. The division is reflective of the broader disarray within NBC News.” NBC News Execs Divided on Brian Williams’s Fate

It really depends on who is doing the lying! “After all, she told essentially the same lie. Isn’t a presidential candidate more important than a newscaster?

Yes, and that’s why her nearly identical lie will be winked at: the Democrats need her (they have no viable alternative), and at this point we seem to expect politicians to lie.” If Brian Williams has to go,… …then why not Hillary?

A good question with an EASY answer. Hillary is a Democrat. She speaks the politically correct leftist narrative. Sharyl Attkisson: Why Did Hillary Survive a Brian Williams-like Tale?

Emphasis mine.“I bring this up because it explains why Brian Williams’ trustworthiness doesn’t matter, why the trustworthiness of television (and newspaper) “journalists” no longer matters in general, and why the internet upended them and rendered them obsolete. It’s not merely one technology replacing another. Mainstream journalists could maintain their authority amidst the noise…  if they just didn’t lie all the time. All. The. Time. It’s because they don’t tell the truth that we don’t trust them. They keep silent about what they don’t want us to know (say, the IRS scandal) and overplay what they want us to care about (the Valerie Plame non-scandal). And what Dowd’s column demonstrates is: They don’t even know what the truth is! They all live happily together in a foggy wonderland of left-wing mythology where its ALL Brian Williams under RPG fire all the time.” It’s Brian Williams All the Way Down

Obama and the Burning World

We need more voices speaking like this. “We live in an age of moral idiocy. Moral equivalence is the Left’s way of resisting fighting evil. It did it during the Cold War with the U.S. and the Soviet Union, and it is doing it now when it morally equates all religions and societies. Take, for example, this imbecilic equation by writer Ta-Nehisi Coates in The Atlantic, defending the president’s comments on Islam and Christianity by invoking slavery: “Americans have done, on their own soil, in the name of their own God, something similar to what ISIS is doing now.”

There is a major moral crisis in one religion on earth today — Islam. To say so is not to get on a high horse. It is to identify violent Islam as the greatest evil in the world since Nazism and Communism.” Obama’s Moral Idiocy: His Crusades comparison is typical of the Left’s delusions.

“Obama lies proactively.” “Unlike Nixon and Clinton, who lied in self-defense, Obama lies proactively, which is decidedly more dangerous.  He will say practically anything to achieve his goals without regard to the truth.  The repeated assertion about keeping your doctor and your health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is just one famous example.  But only a few days ago on Fareed Zakaria’s show the president made a statement that dwarfed his claims about Obamacare.  When asked if we were in a war with radical Islam, the president replied:

….I reject a notion that somehow that creates a religious war because the overwhelming majority of Muslims reject that interpretation of Islam. They don’t even recognize it as being Islam, and I think that for us to be successful in fighting this scourge, it’s very important for us to align ourselves with the 99.9 percent of Muslims who are looking for the same thing we’re looking for — order, peace, prosperity.

99.9 percent?!  I will bypass for the moment Obama’s rather self-serving definition of Islam and focus on that outrageous  number, which is absurd on the face of it and not remotely supported by any of the numerous polls on the subject.” Obama’s Biggest Lie and What It Means

Because he doesn’t. And even folks who voted for him are starting to notice.  68% Say Obama Has No Clear Islamic State Strategy

Obama doesn’t want anything reported on that reflects poorly on him. And most of those in the press comply. “The fact is that Obama has consistently downplayed the threat posed by terrorists, only to be promptly and spectacularly discredited by events. A little over year ago, he called ISIS “the jayvee.” Not long thereafter, ISIS controlled territory in Syria and Iraq the size of Belgium, if not the United Kingdom, and Obama deployed substantial (albeit grossly insufficient) U.S. military assets to combat the jayvee.

Iraq and Syria aren’t the only hot spots in which Obama has been mugged by reality. In the speech announcing his decision finally to take on ISIS, Obama touted America’s success in “taking the fight” to al Qaeda in Yemen. Even as he spoke, the situation in Yemen was deteriorating, leaving our ability to “take the fight” to al Qaeda in serious doubt.

Obama, then, has no standing to opine on whether the media is “overstating” the threat posed by terrorism. Nor, as noted, does he offer any evidence that supports the view that it’s doing so.” IF IT BLEEDS IT LEADS. . .TO DENIAL BY OBAMA

New Times as propaganda machine again. “Jindal, of course, is right: it is an invasion, consciously orchestrated by the Saudis and abetted by the Muslim sympathizer in the White House. Naturally, the Times can’t let such truth-telling stand, and so — carrying Obama’s water, as usual — it comes up with this apologia:

No matter how anxious people may be about Islam, the notion of a Muslim invasion of this majority Christian country has no basis in fact. Moreover, there is an inconvenient footnote to the assertion that Islam is anti-American: Muslims arrived here before the founding of the United States — not just a few, but thousands.

They have been largely overlooked because they were not free to practice their faith. They were not free themselves and so they were for the most part unable to leave records of their beliefs. They left just enough to confirm that Islam in America is not an immigrant religion lately making itself known, but a tradition with deep roots here, despite being among the most suppressed in the nation’s history.

Oh, for God’s sake: seeing conspiracies everywhere, the modern anti-American Left now simply asserts as fact something that is prima facie risible — in this case, that Muslims have had any meaningful role in the foundation of the United States of America.” Annals of Dhimmitude: New York Times Celebrates Early America’s ‘Islamic Roots’: ‘Islam in America is not an immigrant religion lately making itself known, but a tradition with deep roots here’

Will they make the students recite the Lord’s Prayer too?Ron Wagner, a Florida father, said his son’s world history book has gone too far with a lesson that teaches Muhammad is the messenger of God.

One part of the book, for instance, reads: “There is no god, but God. Muhammad is the messenger of God,” he said, quoting from his son’s Lyman High School history book, WFTV reported.

“Students were instructed to recite this prayer as the first Pillar of Islam, off of the board at the teacher’s instruction,” Mr. Wagner said. “For it to be mandatory and part of the curriculum and in the textbooks, didn’t seem right.” Florida father furious at school lesson: ‘Muhammad is the messenger of God’

Clinging to his leftist world view until the very end. “But once again, in total cognitive dissonance, total denial, Obama couldn’t say the accurate “Muslim violent, vicious zealots who behead people who are not Muslim or deliberately shoot Jews in a Jewish store in Paris all in the name of Islam”  just as he can’t admit Muslims deliberately crashed planes in the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in the fields of Pennsylvania in the name of Islam on September 11, 2001 or a Muslim psychiatrist slaughtered 12 Armed Forces personnel and injured more while shouting “allahu akbar,” the Muslim god is greater in the name of Islam!  He termed the latter incident “workplace violence.”

To admit the truth would undermine Obama’s foundational view of the world and all that flows from it.” Unrandom acts of terrorism

Equating terrorism to graffiti. “Gone are the days when were allowed to make (appropriate) distinctions between peaceful and radical Islam. Now we’re supposed to accept that these string of events are executed by aimless zealots, detached from any tradition or faith. Random. We are supposed to believe that this problem can be dealt with, as the president notes, in “the same way a big city mayor’s got to cut the crime rate down if he wants that city to thrive.”

Dealing with political Islam is just like getting rid of graffiti and waiting for gentrification. You know, if only Saudi Arabia had a few extra bucks laying around, we’d rid the world of all of these delinquents.” There’s Nothing ‘Random’ About Islamic Terrorism, Mr. President: Acknowledging who the victims of Islamic terrorism are means acknowledging its motivations

We need to start being brave. Or we’re going to  lose to the left, and then we’ll be just like every other country in the world. “So I was curious to hear Star Parker, who was at the prayer breakfast, speak about her experience when she was a guest on Hannity’s program:

…I was in that room and it was frankly verbal rape because we were not expecting it. Nobody wanted it. It was horrible to sit through. And after it was over, we all felt like crap…he pulled the air out of the room….

I like Star Parker. But I would like to ask her and every single person who was in attendance: Why did you sit through that? Why did you remain in a room where the speaker was insulting your faith? Why did you allow yourself to be verbally raped, as you put it? (snip)

In the case of the National Prayer Breakfast, it would have been a powerful statement if every person in attendance had walked out. Instead of feeling like Obama had sucked all the air out of the room, it would have turned the tables and sucked the air out of his speech, his time, his platform.

It would have been a powerful statement where a single word need not have been spoken. Just the turning away. The exit. Leaving Obama with an empty room.

And if some members of the audience felt compelled to cry out before exiting, “You lie!” that would have been appropriate, too.

But in these perilous times, an insidious kind of weakness and cowardess has taken hold of far too many in the populace.” Which is more disturbing: Obama’s speech at the prayer breakfast or the audience response?

Some Good News You Can Use

Good news for those who love a little potato with their butter! “Guidelines that told millions of people to avoid butter and full-fat milk should never have been introduced, say experts.

The startling assertion challenges advice that has been followed by the medical profession for 30 years.

The experts say the advice from 1983, aimed at reducing deaths from heart disease, lacked any solid trial evidence to back it up.” Butter ISN’T bad for you after all: Major study says 80s advice on dairy fats was flawed

Some Bad News You Can Use

Eventually we won’t be able to escape big brother. Not even in our living room. “Please be aware that if your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, that information will be among the data captured and transmitted to a third party through your use of Voice Recognition.” Your Samsung TV Is Snooping on You

Conservatives

I’m all for it. “Meanwhile, the Left seems stuck in the failed policies of the mid 20th century. Barack Obama’s recent tax proposal was a classic example: Sock it to the wealthy, and spend the money on new entitlements, plus a huge payoff to profligate state governments and unions via new infrastructure spending. In Obama’s world, it is always 1935.

Conservatives are the ones coming up with new ideas on how to improve the fortunes of middle-class America — but, as it stands, the plans are incomplete. A comprehensive strategy to boost the middle class has to include an aggressive assault on political corruption.” It’s Time for Conservatives to Fight Corruption: Crony capitalism, subsidies, tax breaks, and corporate welfare all hit the middle class hardest

The Economy

Leftist policies never help who the elites say it will. “The public also isn’t buying Obama’s claim that his “middle class economics” policies are succeeding, despite the fact that Obama has barnstormed the country over the past three weeks making this case.” Economic Optimism Index Dives Among Middle Class: Poll

Elections

More on what I shared with you yesterday. “But as Judis writes now, that coalition has come apart. That’s partly because of diminished support from Millennials and Hispanics, but mostly because of additional white working-class defections and erosion among suburbanites unhappy with higher government spending and taxes.

In fact, he now says that the majority he predicted endured for only two elections.” The Democratic Majority that Wasn’t: Predictions of long-lasting electoral dominance have given way to a more sobering reality.

Freedom

We’re a republic, but only if we’re willing to do what we need to do to keep it!  And some states are taking some of those necessary steps. “State legislators around the country have introduced more than 200 bills aiming to nullify regulations and laws coming out of Washington, D.C., as they look to rein in the federal government.

The legislative onslaught, which includes bills targeting federal restrictions on firearms, experimental treatments and hemp, reflects growing discord between the states and Washington, state officials say.

“You have a choice,” said Kentucky state Rep. Diane St. Onge (R). “To sit back and not do anything or say anything and let overregulation continue — or you have the alternative choice to speak up about it and say, ‘We know what you are doing or intend to do and we do not think that it is constitutional and we as a state are not going to stand for it.’ ”  States rise up against Washington

The Internet

Repeat after me: The government doesn’t always know best. “Ajit Pai, the sole Republican Commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), inferred in a Tweet that President Barack Obama’s secret, 332-page “Net Neutrality” document is a scheme for federal micro-managing of the Internet to extract billions in new taxes from consumers and again enforce progressives’ idea of honest, equitable, and balanced content fairness.

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler recently acknowledged that the two Democrats on the commission had decided to avoid Congressional input regarding the Internet by adopting President Franklin Roosevelt’s 1934 Communications Act to regulate the Internet with the same federal control as the old AT&T customer monopoly. To make sure that libertarian advocates would remain in the dark, Wheeler “embargoed” release of any of the specifics in the new administrative “policy” that will act as law.” REPUBLICAN FCC MEMBER WARNS NET NEUTRALITY IS NOT NEUTRAL

Power grab from the most transparent administration EVER. “The secrecy surrounding the Obama administration’s plans for regulating the Internet has prompted a congressional inquiry into whether the independent Federal Communications Commission or the White House and its allies are calling the shots over the future of the nation’s broadband networks.” Congress Looking Into White House’s Role in FCC’s Net Neutrality Regulations: Draft of regulations being hidden from public

The mainstream media hiding this too. “Despite its importance, the broadcast news networks’ morning and evening shows dedicated only three minutes, 38 seconds of coverage to these potential regulations over the Internet since Obama’s announcement November 10, 2014 through February 9, 2015. Moreover, none of the stories included any critics of the plan. By way of contrast, the networks spent 67 minutes, 49 seconds covering the “Deflategate” scandal during less than one week in January, nearly 19 times more than net neutrality over a period of almost three months. Phil Kerpen, President of American Commitment, told MRC Business, “There has been almost no coverage of the president strong-arming what is supposed to be an independent agency, or the highly questionable policy he has proposed that would reverse the past two decades of Internet policy and install a heavy-handed regulate-and-tax alternative.”Nets Barely Cover Obama’s Internet Regulations

Unlawful power grab misleads the people by giving the federal government complete control, increases monthly broad band bills, slows down broad band speed, while hurting  competition and innovation.  Republican FCC Commissioner Slams ‘Obama’s 332-Page Plan To Regulate The Internet’

The IRS

What is Obama hiding from us? “The Obama administration is refusing to publicly release more than 500 documents on the IRS’s targeting of Tea Party groups.

Twenty months after the IRS scandal broke, there are still many unanswered questions about who was spearheading the agency’s scrutiny of conservative-leaning organizations.

The Hill sought access to government documents that might provide a glimpse of the decision-making through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.” Obama administration won’t release IRS targeting documents

Keep digging Republicans. Because this must be really bad for Obama if the administration is going to such lengths to stonewall the investigation. “Maybe Congress should warn Treasury and Justice about scammers pretending to be investigators rather than pawns in a stalling game for the White House. Now that the GOP has control of the Senate, they can haul a few officials up to Capitol Hill and demand those same documents that The Hill couldn’t pry loose, and see what this investigation has taken 20 months doing, exactly.” Obama administration stonewalls FOIA request on IRS targeting scandal

Stop the stonewalling. “The latest batch of emails obtained by Judicial Watch (it’s the second) is far from complete. The production consists of 34 pages of heavily redacted emails. DOJ admits that it reviewed 938 pages of responsive records related to this production. All told, the DOJ has reviewed 1,772 pages of records in this case, but only produced 36 heavily redacted pages.

Nonetheless, the newly released documents provide the first real glimpse into the Justice Department’s criminal investigation of the IRS targeting scandal. The picture isn’t pretty. As Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton says:

These documents show that the Obama IRS Counsel’s office, run by an Obama political appointee, was stonewalling a federal criminal investigation. And only in the Holder Justice Department would it be deemed appropriate that the offices implicated in the IRS abuses should investigate the IRS abuses. . . .

This is an ugly mess and it is no surprise that, after nearly two years, the criminal investigation of the Obama IRS by its co-conspirators at the Obama Justice Department is widely acknowledged as a farce.

No wonder the House Oversight Committee plans to press on with its probe of this scandal.” NEW EMAILS SHOW IRS STALLED CRIMINAL PROBE OF TARGETING

The Left

I am not sure there are enough Americans that are waking up to the faux outrage generated by the lefts media, universities and Hollywood. “Manufacturing outrage is the modus operandi of Obama and Democrats.  Liberal media are their tools.  The result has been destruction, pain and murder.  And the worse is yet to come.

The last six years have seen an explosion of faux controversies generated by Democrats.  Aside from political ads attacking opponents (Paul Ryan pushing grandma and her wheelchair off a cliff; Romney as a bully, homophobe, dog abuser and carcinogenic (I may have missed a few calumnies).  Before those defamations, it was Sarah Palin who endured unceasing attacks.  And before that it was Obama’s two opponents for the Senate who were targets of ginned up outrage. (snip)

The good news is that Americans have finally begun to realize they have been manipulated.  Democrats manufacture outrage, but like most tools it has begun to wear out its usefulness.  Americans have learned that where there is smoke there is not necessarily fire — in fact, it might just be smoke blown in our faces.

The resounding defeat of Democrats in November was a sign of better things to come, one hopes.” Manufacturing Outrage

For the left, anything goes. Colorado Dems blocking ban of EBT cards in pot shops

President Obama

Our juvenile president. “Critics used to say they opposed Obama’s redistributionist programs, but conceded that he must be a pleasant guy. Supporters lamented Obama’s frequent inattention to detail but reminded everyone how charismatic the president was. Both diagnoses are probably mistaken. Snarkery is a character flaw of thin-skinned insecurity and juvenile mean-spiritedness — and embarrassing in a president.” Snarker-in-Chief: No one — least of all the American people — is exempt from our president’s snark.

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