Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Ceasing the Cease Fires

(Image by Gary Varvel)

Well Hamas continues to fire rockets into Israel, while at the same time calling for a cease-fire.

The UN, of course is also calling for a cease fire, but since this cunning plan doesn't take Israel's security into account, so Bibi rejected it.

The UN wasn't the only item on Israel's verbal target list.  The non-stop criticism of Kerry's attempts at brokering a cease fire has the White House fuming

Team Obama can fume all it wants.  Secretary Windsurfer has shown several times he doesn't take Israel's concerns into account

(Image by Gary McCoy)

Meanwhile, Israel is getting on with the job of dismantling Hamas by striking critical targets in Gaza.

So it's time to cease the hue & cry over cease fires and let Israel complete it's demolition job of one of Iran's proxies.

(Image by Gary Varvel)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Anyone Better Off With Obamacare?

(Image by Steve Kelly)

Apparently, there are folks who are actually happy with Obamacare.

A whopping 18% consider themselves better off than before.

During my school days, achieving a 65% score on a test was considered passing--barely--with a grade of D.

A score of 18%--in anything--equals an F.

Unless Team Obama is using some sort of Common Core rating system. 

But no matter what the "score" is--the majority of Americans aren't thrilled with Obamacare.

(Image by Gary Varvel)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Our Secure Northern Border

(Image by Gary Varvel)
As illegal aliens, even drug mules, continue to openly walk across our so-called Southern Border. the longest undefended border has never been more secure...

(Image by Patrick Corrigan)

The US-Canadian border is so secure in fact, that even a boy scout troop will be detained and their luggage searched, apparently for taking a photo of a federal agent

Now the US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) folks are denying the boy scouts' version of what happened. 

Whether true or not, Mark Steyn points out there is no written law against taking photographs of federal agents.

This, and similar stories involving TSA agents, illustrates what happens when the rule of law erodes.  What is left is tyrannical arbitrariness at all levels of society.

Drug Mules Move Freely

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I'm not sure what border our Congressional Crypt Keeper is talking about.

Or maybe to Harry Reid, "border" is a code word for "trade route" that drug mules can ply to import narcotics into our country.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Fate of Iraqi Christians and Nigerian Schoolgirls

(Image by: Steve Breen)
Now that ISIS/ISIL/Whatever is a full-blown army, it's now reaching out to Christians in Mosul--and not in a charitable way.

Iraqi Christians have been given a stark choice:  Convert to Islam, or be executed.

To those of us who've read history; this is something Islamic armies have been doing since, oh the 7th Century, or so. 

And it took "oh so 19th Century" military campaigns to thwart such bloody conquests.

More so than any hashtag, now that Nigerians are marking the 100th day their school girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Gaza: Same "Stuff"--Different Offensive

(Image by Steve Breen)
As the Israeli offensive into Gaza continues, the usual suspects are up to their usual modus operandi:  Hamas is using human shields to improve the likelihood of civilian casualties, in order to win sympathy from the "always blame Israel crowd." Which is always easy to accomplish, because the Hamas sympathizers are "...are either ignorant of the facts, or just don't care to know them."

One commentator, among many, who does know the facts is Mark Steyn.  However, he doesn't write regularly about the perpetual road-map to peace.

(Image by:  Gary McCoy)
His reason:  "...is because the central fact of the dispute--the Palestinians' Jew hatred--never changes."

Meanwhile...

(Image by Bob Gorrell)
...President Fundraiser and Secretary of State Windsurfer continue their "lead from behind" posture.

Friday, July 25, 2014

If Obama Were a NASCAR Driver...

(Image by Gary Varvel)
...this is how the race is shaping up as we near the 2016 Finish Line.

Despite the Official Narrative, the White House Pit Crew is "...experiencing technical difficulties..." keeping the Presidential Jalopy in one piece.

Conspiracy Theories Abound in Russia

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Apparently, the Russians are up to their Ushankas in conspiracy theories. 

It's not just about the Malaysian flight. Russians are living in an alternate reality.

Such mass "alternate thinking" could make Russia a potentially dangerous adversary, like our jihadi enemies who already are dangerous adversaries. 

There's no common ground to negotiate from during times of crises--as we see unfold almost daily.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

IRS Hard Drives "Only Scratched"

(Image by Lisa Benson)
Yesterday, investigators learned from some witnesses that Lerner's hard drive was only "scratched".

As this "phony scandal" continues to unfold, we're left with more questions than answers.

Connecting the Dots Between Israel and Ukraine

(Image by Bob Gorrell)
What do Israel and Ukraine have in common?

According to Mark Steyn, both countries are part of the same story.

(Image by Lisa Benson)
What is the Obama Administration doing to help our allies?

For the Ukraine:  Nothing much, if anything. 

But the Ukrainians should count themselves "lucky" that Our Dear Leader didn't ban American flights into their major airport.

(Image by Glenn Foden)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

How Dystopian Futures Get To Be Dystopian

(Image from an article in:  The Free Republic)
Last week there appeared to be a nation-wide pandemic of child neglect.  Parents have been arrested for the following "heinous crimes" against children:  Having them walk home from school, leaving them to play in a park (armed with a cellphone, no less) and leaving pre-teens alone in a car.

Mark Steyn muses on the effect the nationalization of childhood has on the future.

Most of the comments in articles on such stories open with some variation of:  When I was a kid, I did...

Just how dangerous was life back then?

Let's take a light-hearted look at eight reasons children of the 70s should be dead

My favorite is the last line on Reason #6...

(Image from:  Lord of the Flies)