The Big News of the Day
He is coming for your guns and he will politicize every shooting like the one in Oregon until he gets them. “President Obama was having a bad political day on Thursday. Russian dictator Vladimir Putin had humiliated him in Syria, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu had excoriated his Iran deal before the United Nations, and his Secret Service had been caught leaking information about a Republican congressperson.
Then the clouds parted for the deeply cynical president — the same president who routinely ignores shootings in inner cities across the country, or attributes them to generalized American racism. News broke of a mass shooting at a community college in Oregon. And before waiting to find out all the facts, he leapt directly into political controversy, redirecting the national conversation once again toward useless gun control measures. (snip)
Obama and the left want your guns. That’s all. End of story.
Over the course of the last several years, politicians and pundits of the left have shied away from calls for complete gun confiscation. No longer. The mainstreaming of gun confiscation has begun with the White House. President Obama explicitly praised Australia and Great Britain for their gun regimes. Both countries largely ban guns and have taken part in mass registration and/or confiscation.
And why shouldn’t the left want your guns? President Obama has already dismissed the notion that the Second Amendment was meant to protect citizens from government tyranny. Next, he’ll come after the guns with the government, all the while maintaining that tyranny is merely an intellectual conceit of the right-wing conspiracy theorists. If the government is just another name for the things we do together, as Obama claims, then why can’t we all just take our guns away from ourselves?
But don’t worry – Obama continues to maintain that if you like your guns, you can keep your guns. Why shouldn’t we believe him, based on past experience?” Yes, Obama Wants Your Guns
“Tonight’s speech was typical Obama, with a single exception: it included one honest sentence.
And, of course, what’s also routine is that somebody, somewhere will comment and say, Obama politicized this issue. Well, this is something we should politicize.
There you have it. Obama knows nothing about the facts of the case, and he has nothing specific to propose. All he cares about is that mass murder represents an opportunity for political gain. We cannot be rid of this terrible president too soon.” OBAMA: NEVER LET A MASS SHOOTING GO TO WASTE!
This is a fact that will be severely under reported by the mainstream media: “A gunman singled out Christians, telling them they would see God in “one second,” during a rampage at an Oregon college Thursday that left at least nine innocent people dead and several more wounded, survivors and authorities said.
“[He started] asking people one by one what their religion was. ‘Are you a Christian?’ he would ask them, and if you’re a Christian, stand up. And they would stand up and he said, ‘Good, because you’re a Christian, you are going to see God in just about one second.’ And then he shot and killed them,” Stacy Boylen, whose daughter was wounded at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., told CNN.” Oregon gunman singled out Christians during rampage
This is a very important read. What the Left is doing to our men: “Masculinity isn’t fragile, as a spiteful, sociopathic feminist Twitter hashtag recently claimed. But — and here’s where some man-hating feminists almost get it right — it is powerful, and exciting, and it does have a flip-side if not properly respected. At its best, male competitiveness is the driving force behind most of society’s progress. We would be nowhere without the patriarchy, from the internet and space travel to the road under your feet and the roof on your house. The same thing that drives mass shooters inspires courage, too.
That doesn’t mean masculinity is “toxic.” What’s toxic is society’s attitudes towards men. Masculinity only becomes “toxic” when it is beaten down and suppressed and when men are told that what and who they are is defective. It becomes toxic when young boys are drugged in school because they don’t conform to feminine standards of behaviour.
What’s worse is that the media ridicules, criticises, punishes and demonises masculinity, then uses the product of its own hatred to justify more man-hating, in a Kafkaesque cycle of progressive insanity that has only one, inevitable consequence: more innocent dead people.
Progressives don’t see the irony in going after “straight white men.” But they are hypocritical bigots, hounding people for gender, skin colour and sexuality and saying that essential male characteristics are wrong. Men must be allowed to compete. To fight. To shoot things. Today’s man-punishing, feminised culture is creating killers by suppressing these urges. We have to stop it.” HOW TO STOP MASS SHOOTINGS
Other News of the Day
Good news from a real truth teller. “This could jolt the chatty Sunday talk show realm: The investigators have arrived. “Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson” debuts this weekend, focusing on investigative journalism and authentic accountability rather than sound bites and talking points, its creators say.
“We will pierce secrecy and seek accountability from government, corporations and special interests. We will report on untouchable topics in a fearless way with a team of award-winning journalists. We will follow the trail no matter where it leads,” says Ms. Attkisson, a former CBS correspondent and author of the recent bestseller “Stonewalled.” She pines for a proactive public, urging viewers to seek advice from trustworthy sources and make up their own minds about the complexities of politics, money, power and hidden alliances.” ‘We will pierce secrecy’: Sharyl Attkisson ready to rock the political talk show kingdom
Go Ben go! “Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson encouraged members of the media to stand “on the side of the people,” saying if the nation goes off the fiscal cliff, reporters are going along with it.
“I am just so tickled with the media. I mean, these guys, they just don’t get it and the interesting thing is the media is the only business in America protected by the United States Constitution. And there was a reason that they were protected; it was because they were supposed to be on the side of the people,” Carson said at the Values Voter Summit in Washington.
“They weren’t supposed to pick and choose which side they were on because that distorts the entire system. And we should hope and pray that one day they come to understand that if the nation goes off the cliff they’re going off with it. Maybe they will wake up and begin to understand what is going on,” he added.” Ben Carson on the Media: ‘If the Nation Goes Off the Cliff, They’re Going Off with It’: “Political correctness is ruining our country and we need to stand up for what we actually believe.”
From the comments: “I watched some of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech on the TV. Now I am jealous, Israel has a real leader, we have Obama.” “Prime Minister Netanyahu delivered an address to the United Nations General Assembly this morning (video below, about 42 minutes, also posted here by C-SPAN). The Prime Minister’s Office has posted the text of the speech here. David Horovitz provides a useful guide to the speech in his column “Netanyahu silently indicts the world.”
This is an angry speech that is directed in part to President Obama, in part to Obama’s friends in Iran, and in part to the rest of the world. It is a speech so full of truth in an institution permeated with defamation and falsehood and evil that the speech itself represents something like an act of moral heroism. I believe that it is a speech portending action, although I am unsure about that. I am sure that it is worthy of your time and attention.” NETANYAHU’S MESSAGE
More on Netanyahu’s speech. “In another slap in the face for Israel and its Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Obama pulled Secretary of State Kerry and U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power out of the General Assembly during Netanyahu’s powerful address. A large number of delegations walked out of the General Assembly for the speech, but Obama left behind a crew of underlings bearing Jewish names:
“Ambassador Power and Secretary Kerry were unable to attend Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech before the General Assembly because they were called into a meeting with President Obama, which they participated in via video teleconference,” a State Department Official told Breitbart News. (snip)
“The United States was represented at the speech by Ambassador David Pressman, Alternate Representative of the United States to the United Nations for Special Political Affairs, Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro, and Ambassador Richard Erdman, Alternate Representative to the UN General Assembly,” the official added. (snip)
I believe that Netanyahu’s speech may go down as one of the most significant in U.N. history, particularly if Israel takes the military action against Iran’s nuclear facilities that he hinted at. The League of Nations has vanished from history, but the memory lives on of Ethiopia’s Emperor Haile Selassie’s 1935 speech warning to that body that his nation was mobilizing for the Italian invasion that was threatened and that followed. That speech is remembered with shame and cited as an example of the moral and practical bankruptcy of the League. The U.N. should take note. History will not be kind to either the U.N. or Obama when the next promised genocide is attempted.” Obama pulls Kerry and Power from audience of Netanyahu’s powerful UN speech
More fall out from Obama’s feckless foreign policy. “A research professor at the U.S. Army War College warned lawmakers that China’s increasing involvement in Latin American affairs is undermining the strategic position of the United States within the Western Hemisphere.
Testifying before a combined hearing of two House Foreign Affairs subcommittees, R. Evan Ellis acknowledged that Chinese engagement is primarily economic and could conceivably advance “the development, prosperity, and even security of the region.” China’s Growing Involvement in Latin America Carries ‘Significant Negative Consequences’ for U.S.: Washington can’t afford to “turn a blind eye” even “if short-term PRC intentions appear mostly benign.”
From the comments: “As Reagan reminded us, freedom is never more than one generation from extinction; if it is not handed down from one generation to the next, it can quickly be lost. The age of Obama has certainly confirmed that much.” “Though Red China, Russia and Iran increasingly challenge America, the Middle East bloodshed continues and ISIS grows stronger, President Obama has declared “…no challenge–poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change.” This extraordinarily vacuous statement is from either a hopelessly delusional ideologue, woefully untutored in world history, geopolitics and the unequaled greatness of America, or a brilliant Manchurian Candidate marching to his own drumbeat. In any case, Obama is a president like none other – and may we never see the likes of him again.” The Most Dangerous Man In the World
We’re going to be fundamentally transformed whether we like it nor not. And our congress and our media turn a blind eye. “The Obama administration is launching a campaign to accelerate the conversion of millions of immigrants to citizenship. The nation’s immigration agencies will spend big bucks on “outreach” activities and the Naturalization process will be streamlined.
The goal is to add several million new citizens to the voter rolls by November 2016.
If you think the Naturalization process is governed by law and long-established rules so we need not worry about shortcuts and wholesale fraud – wake up. This is the Obama Administration we are talking about. If you think immigration law enforcement was politicized, wait until you see what citizenship fraud looks like. It will become very politically incorrect to question any immigrant’s right to vote.
The fact that newly naturalized citizens routinely vote Democrat more than Republican by 3-to-1 is, no doubt, a pure coincidence and has nothing to do with the desire to “expedite” the creation of new citizens.” WHITE HOUSE REVEALS END GAME FOR MASSIVE IMMIGRATION
Refugees more important than citizens apparently. Unreal. “A woman in Germany is being evicted from her home of 23 years to make way for asylum-seekers, in the second such case to emerge.
Gabrielle Keller has been given until the end of the year to leave her flat in the small southern town of Eschbach, near the border with France.
The flat belongs to the local municipality, which says it is needed to house refugees.
“I think it’s a scandal to throw tenants out of their apartments,” the 56-year-old Ms Keller told SWR television. “I can’t see the sense of it.” Second German woman evicted from her home to make way for refugees: Towns and cities across Germany are struggling to find accommodation for the tens of thousands of refugees streaming into the country
Let’s settle them in all of the Democrat enclaves. Start with Beverly Hills and Manhattan. “Today, the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest conducted an oversight hearing on the administration’s plan to increase the number of refugees admitted to the United States by approximately 200,000 over the next two years, with the increase largely attributable to Syrian refugees. Four administration officials testified. (snip)
So let’s do the math: if 10,000 refugees incur a lifetime benefits cost of $6.5 billion, then 200,000 will add up to $130 billion. This extraordinary cost is due in large part to the fact that nearly all of the individuals in question will be on welfare. As Sessions also noted, and as we wrote here recently, more than 90% of recent Middle Eastern refugees receive food stamps, while 70% get free health care and cash welfare.
So, in other words: here we go again.” SYRIA SHAPES UP AS ANOTHER IMMIGRATION DEBACLE
It is ALWAYS about control for the Left. “If he becomes president, Sanders would spend an enormous amount of money: $3.27 trillion. At the very, very least.
He is not just a big-spending liberal. His agenda is not just about money.
It’s also about control.” How Bernie Sanders would transform the nation
We need more of this. “According to Wigley, environmentalists couldn’t even enjoy a “sustainably sourced” craft beer, as the energy to produce them and the trucks which deliver them all run on fossil fuels. It’s impossible to even commute to work without using fossil fuels in some way, said Wigley:
Since announcing the Fossil Fuel Free Challenge two weeks ago, we’ve challenged numerous environmental groups to practice what they promote. We’ve called on companies like Starbucks, Nike, Walmart and others that have pledged to do away with fossil fuels to try going just one week without.
The reaction we get is people saying they’ll ride a bike to work or that they already drive a hybrid. However, those still use considerable amounts of fossil fuels and components that only come from oil and natural gas.
The people protesting against fossil fuels don’t really want to live in a world without them. They just want to feel righteous, a problem even some within their ranks recognize they have.” Oil Trade Group Challenges Environmentalists: Enough Talk, Try Actually Living Without Fossil Fuels: Greens would never bear the low living standards of such a world. They just want to feel righteous.
That “control” word sure seems to be popping up a lot lately. Click on over to find out how big our already over-sized government will get if Sanders gets his way. “Of course, don’t expect reactionary, Ruling Class environmentalists such Al Gore and Barack Obama to change their minds on hair-shirt environmentalism. What, and give up a way to control the masses?” Prominent Environmentalist Finally Discovers His Religion’s Catch-22
More On Yesterday’s News
Remember, we’re stuck with this guy for another 15 months. “It has become perhaps the defining characteristic of the Obama administration’s foreign and national security policy—a stubborn insistence on seeing the world not as it is but as the president wishes it to be.
Al Qaeda was said to be on the run, even as it strengthened. ISIS was alleged to be junior varsity terrorists, even as it amassed territory. Iran was treated as a diplomatic partner, even as its leaders shouted “Death to America.” China was feted at a state dinner, even as it escalated cyberattacks against the United States. Russia was said to want peace, even as it made war. And on it goes.
Historians may well record the last day of September in the seventh year of the Obama presidency as the nadir of the Obama administration’s foreign policy, a day that illustrated the weakness and self-delusion of the administration perhaps better than any other. Unfortunately, the consequences of this weakness and self-delusion won’t end with the exit of this president. They will pose a challenge to the next president the magnitude of which we haven’t seen in a long time.” An Extraordinary Show of Weakness
Vatican back peddling. “Oh? Which one of Davis’s views does Francis not necessarily endorse? It’s clear enough that he opposes gay marriage, however delicately he might frame that opposition. Given what he said to reporters during his flight home from the U.S., it’s also clear that he believes even government officials (“every juridical structure”) should have the right of conscientious objection. Those are the key elements of Davis’s views.
What the Vatican’s saying, I guess, is that you should never infer from the Pope’s willingness to meet with Person X that he and Person X are politically simpatico. He meets a lot of people, after all. Fair enough, but that’s hard to swallow in a case where (a) Person X happens to be at the center of a national media firestorm and the Catholic official who arranged the meeting obviously knew it and (b) Francis’s own pronouncements on SSM and religious liberty squarely align with those of Person X. If the point of the meeting wasn’t to give Davis strength in defending her position, a de facto endorsement (the Pope told her explicitly to “stay strong” according to Davis herself), then why was she special enough to warrant a meeting to begin with?” Vatican: Pope Francis’s meeting with Kim Davis was not intended as an endorsement of her views; Update: “Sense of regret”
It’s a ROGUE government every where you look. And if this had happened under a Republican administration, and the congressman or woman had been a Democrat, heads would be rolling every where. “Let’s not shy away from what the Secret Service actually was up to in the matter of its illegal spying on Representative Jason Chaffetz: conspiracy to commit blackmail against a member of Congress.
Representative Chaffetz has been investigating the scandal-plagued protective agency — the habitual drunkenness and whoring of its agents, among other things — when Secret Service personnel improperly accessed his protected records in a hunt for dirt. The aim of this was made clear by assistant director Ed Lowery, who wrote to assistant director Faron Paramore: “Some information that he might find embarrassing needs to get out.” (snip)
Public corruption is extraordinarily dangerous to a free society, and corruption by law-enforcement agencies is the deadliest of all. (snip)
But that should not be the end of the housekeeping. The Secret Service is, undeniably, a rogue police agency infected with a culture of lawlessness. Director Joseph Clancy has had an opportunity to address this, and he has failed. He should be relieved of his duties, and so should Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson if he cannot get this heavily armed goon squad under control. And perhaps it is time to start thinking about transferring the Secret Service’s law-enforcement functions to the FBI and its protective functions to a new agency, one less prone to behaving like a crime syndicate.” Another Secret Service Scandal — This One’s Not Just About Sex or Drugs
Our worst nightmares coming true. And the Democrats could give a damn. “This is scary. 1984 scary,” National Journal columnist Ron Fournier remarked on Thursday. “We’ve got an agency called ‘Secret Service’ targeting political enemies. Think about that.” Another Targeting Scandal