Please Hit

There are MANY expenses associated with running this site, computers, wifi cards, travel to debates and conferences, purchase of research, etc.

Despite what the progressives say, I receive no funding from the Koch Brothers, Karl Rove, or the Worldwide Jewish Conspiracy.

The only way I offset my expenses is through the donations of my readers.

Folks PLEASE Consider Making a Donation to Keep This Site Going.

Hit the Tip Jar (it's on the left-hand column).

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Michèle Flournoy Doesn't Want To Be Obama's Sec of Defense Either. (Does Colin Powell?)

Michèle Flournoy considered the most likely candidate to replace Chuck Hagel as the next secretary of defense, sent Obama a letter saying thanks but no thanks, complicating what will be already one of the most controversial cabinet selections of his second term.

Foreign Policy is reporting that Flournoy, the co-founder and CEO of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) sent a letter Tuesday to members of the CNAS board of directors, Flournoy said she would remain in her post at the think tank and asked Obama to take her out of consideration to be the next secretary of defense. Flournoy told the board members that family health considerations helped drive her decision and the fact that two of her children are leaving for college in the next two years.
"Last night I spoke with President Obama and removed myself from consideration due to family concerns," reads the letter. "After much agonizing, we decided that now was not the right time for me to reenter government. The good news is that you all are stuck with me for the indefinite future!"

The move means that only one of the three names rumored for the post remains under consideration: Ashton Carter, the former deputy secretary of defense. When Hagel was ousted Monday, speculation had immediately turned to Flournoy, Carter, and Democratic Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island, a former Army Ranger. But Reed took himself out of the running almost immediately after Hagel announced his resignation.
Beyond Hagel, the White House may now to look to Hagel deputy Robert Work and Rep. Adam Smith, a Democrat from Washington.
Fox is reporting that former Republican and Bush Administration Secretary of State Colin Powell may be in the running.

After that who knows, perhaps he could turn to his old friend Bill Ayers (we know he is good with bombs).

Muslim Preacher At Al-Aqsa Mosque: May Allah Annihilate America And Its Coalition

Anti-Israel incitement isn't the only hate-mongering going on atop the Temple Mount. In an impromptu sermon at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Palestinian preacher Ali Abu Ahmad called upon Allah to annihilate America and its coalition, intoning, "Oh Allah, eliminate America and its coalition. Oh Allah, enable us to cut off their heads. Oh Allah help our brothers, the mujahideen in the land of Iraq and Syria." Abu Ahmad stated:
Who will come to the aid of Islam if not us? Who will come to the aid of Jerusalem if not us? Who will come to the aid of the caliphate if not us, oh servants of Allah? Do you want America to bring you a caliphate based on its own interests?

Such a caliphate would sanction the killing of Muslims, would shed their blood, and would violate the honor of their women, in the name of Islam.

Absolutely not, oh servants of Islam. We want a caliphate in the path of the prophet, which will protect lives and defend women honor, and will liberate Jerusalem from the Jews, the most vile of creatures.

Oh servants of Allah, do not resort to the international community. Do not resort to the international institutions or the Security Council, for they are the ones who brought the Jews to the land of Palestine. They share the blame for their barbaric crimes against the Muslims in Palestine.

Seek refuge in Allah the Almighty, the Avenger.

Only Allah can break the backs of America and the Jews, as he did to Pharaoh and Nimrod.

Do not be deluded by the arrogance of the Jews, or their crimes against the Muslims of Palestine. This is merely a prelude to their elimination, Allah willing, at the hands of the loyal mujahideen within Palestine and abroad.

Oh Allah, eliminate America and its coalition. Oh Allah, enable us to cut off their heads. Oh Allah help our brothers, the mujahideen in the land of Iraq and Syria.
And they call this the religion of peace.

Watch the video below:

NATO Partner Turkey's Pres.'Equality Between Men And Women Is Against Nature'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, one of our NATO partners and a favorite of President Obama's announced his belief that equality between men and women is “against nature” at a summit in Istanbul. Even worse he made the declaration at a convention organized by women’s groups campaigning to eliminate gender discrimination in all its forms.
"You cannot make women and men equal; this is against nature,” Erdoğan told the meeting full of women (including his own daughter). "You cannot subject a pregnant woman to the same working conditions as a man. You cannot make a mother who has to breastfeed her child equal to a man. You cannot make women do everything men do like the communist regimes did…this is against her delicate nature.”
I wonder if he says that in meetings with German Chancellor Angela Merkel?
Instead of equality, he recommended what he called “equivalency”, the Hurriyet Daily News reported.

“Equality is turning the victim into an oppressor by force or vice versa,” the President said. “What women need is to be able to be equivalent, rather than equal.”
Speakers at the two-day event were due to include the UN’s regional director for women, global rights activists, academics, journalists and businesswomen.

One participant who attempted to ask a question during a speech by Turkey's family and social policies minister, Ayşenur Islam, was allegedly taken out of the hall by security guards, who covered her mouth.

Mr Erdogan has been criticised for his recent statements declaring that every Turkish women should have three children and proposing to limit abortion rights, access to the morning-after pill and caesarean sections.
Erdoğan's opinions on women's rights are shared by members of his party. In July one of Erdoğan's senior party officials said women should not laugh loudly in public.
"A man should be moral but women should be moral as well, they should know what is decent and what is not decent," Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc, one of the co-founders of the ruling Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP), said in a speech. "She should not laugh loudly in front of all the world and should preserve her decency at all times."
Until recently Turkey was a modern, secular democracy the proof that a Muslim nation could exist in the 21st century. Since Erdogan and his party took over Turkey has been heading back to the stone age, eliminating many of its secular reforms and moving the country toward a Muslim theocracy. And the further Erdogan pushes his country away from "western values" the more he is pursued by President Obama. Perhaps Obama should scold his buddy about the treatment of women.

The Ferguson Grand Jury Deserves Our Thanks, They Pursued Justice

Anybody who has ever seen "Law and Order" or "Discovery ID" know that when a judge empanels a jury they are instructed not to read the paper or watch the TV coverage of their case.  In the case of the Ferguson announcement made yesterday, it wasn't a regular jury it was  a grand jury.  This panel met once a week and returned to their lives in between, and knew exactly what was going on in their community.

This grand jury lived in and near Ferguson, they dealt with the stench of violence in August, they knew their decision would most probably light the fuse of violence again-- only this time it would be much worse.

This group of 12 people stood however, as a wall of justice in front of the lynch mob demanding that Officer Wilson be strung up whether or not he was criminally responsible in the shooting of the Michael Brown. They sought justice knowing that this was a case of whether a Officer Wilson was justified in shooting his gun resulting in the horrible and tragic death of Michael Brown, while the racial agitators and the media saw the case as a white police officer targeting killing the unarmed young black man who stood on the other side of the policeman's gun.

This was the ultimate post-racial grand jury. Instead on focusing on the racial hatred injected into this tragedy by the agitators and talking heads looking for fame and a buck, this grand jury took its own sweet time focusing on all the evidence instead of racial rhetoric.

Anybody with half a heart understood that Michael Brown should not have died--nobody-- especially a child, a teenager should die so young.  No parents should go through what the Browns are going through with the death of a child, but the heartbreak surrounding the death of Michael Brown has little bearing on the grand juror's job.

These jurors studied the evidence and applied the law to the conduct of the cop, as to whether he acted reasonably and lawfully in the circumstances he encountered Brown. They ignored the TV reports which decided Officer Wilson was guilty of a crime despite their limited access to the evidence.

The grand jury put the heartbreak aside and; they did the right thing.

The St. Louis grand jury says there was not sufficient evidence to charge Wilson with breaking Missouri criminal law. The racial agitators and the mainstream media may not understand or accept the decision. But that's not the grand jury's problem.  Darren Wilson was not charged because that is the American way; we do not consider the sentiment of the community, agitators or the media to charge a man when the evidence proves his actions were justified, nor do we consider it to set free a man when the evidence shows he committed a crime. We only use evidence. This grand jury used nothing but evidence and deserves our thanks.

This grand jury followed the instructions written in Deuteronomy chapter 16, verses 18-20
You shall set up judges and law enforcement officials for yourself in all your cities that the Lord, your God, is giving you, for your tribes, and they shall judge the people [with] righteous judgment.

You shall not judge unfairly: you shall show no partiality; you shall not take bribes, for bribes blind the eyes of the discerning and upset the plea of the just. Justice, justice shall you pursue

Fox News' Steve Harrigan And Crew Take Cover From Ferguson Gunshots

Live on Fox Steve Harrigan showing the looting and the fire and all of a sudden has to take cover because some of the protesters are shooting guns.   Tonight's riots seem much worse than those of August. Shot fired, buildings being burned down, police cars torched.