Q: “Was Romney Right?” Obama: “Let me answer a question you didn’t ask.” (Video)

President Obama was asked if Romney was right when he said Russia was our number one geo-political adversary. After much bloviating, he went ahead and told us what he thought the number one national security threat to the United States.

Because that’s easier than saying Romney was right:

“Russia is a regional power that is threatening some of its immediate neighbors, not out of strength, but out weakness.”

If that’s the case, Obama must be very threatening to Canada and Mexico. I mean, they must be terrified.

“With respect to Mr. Romney’s assertion that Russia is our number one geopolitical foe, the truth of the matter is that America has a whole lot of challenges,” said the president.

“So my response then continues to be what I believe today, which is: Russia’s actions are a problem. They don’t pose the number one national security threat to the United States. I continue to be much more concerned when it comes to our security with the prospect of a nuclear weapon going off in Manhattan,” said Obama.

He didn’t answer, which to me is as good as saying “Yeah, Romney pretty much nailed it.”

By |March 25th, 2014|The Blog|1 Comment|

“I grew up castrating hogs on an Iowa farm.” (Video)

The only thing better than the opening line?

The title of the video is “Squeal.”

By |March 25th, 2014|The Blog|0 Comments|

Change: NY Times Reporter Calls Most Transparent Administration Ever the “Greatest Enemy of Press Freedom” Today

Flashback, 2008:

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Barack Obama promised to run the most transparent White House in history—disclosing donations, shunning lobbyists, and broadcasting important meetings on C-SPAN. Transition captain John Podesta reiterated the point Tuesday when he said Obama’s would be “the most open and transparent transition in history.”

But once a candidate becomes president, he faces a transparency trade-off: More transparency may make the government more accountable, because the public can learn the rationale behind policy. But less transparency may allow for more wide-ranging and honest deliberations, which can lead to better policy.

So what would a radically transparent administration look like?

Yeah, we’re still wondering.

Fast forward to today and this right wing hack from the New York Times:

New York Times reporter James Risen, who is fighting an order that he testify in the trial of Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA officer accused of leaking information to him, opened the conference earlier by saying the Obama administration is “the greatest enemy of press freedom that we have encountered in at least a generation.” The administration wants to “narrow the field of national security reporting,” Risen said, to “create a path for accepted reporting.” Anyone journalist who exceeds those parameters, Risen said, “will be punished.”

That’s exactly the opposite of what usually happens when someone with socialist tendencies takes power, isn’t it?

By |March 24th, 2014|The Blog|0 Comments|

Of Course He Did: Reid Says Republicans To Blame for Russia Annexing Crimea

I’m surprised he didn’t say it was racism:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday that Republicans may have helped Russia annex Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in a surprisingly sharp attack ahead of a test vote on a bill authorizing more U.S. sanctions on Russia and $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine.

Outlining the Senate’s agenda after a one-week recess, the Nevada Democrat said the first item would be the Ukraine bill that Republicans blocked just before lawmakers went on break. He urged Republicans to consider “how their obstruction affects United States’ national security as well as the people of Ukraine” and said their delay of any congressional action “sent a dangerous message to Russian leaders.”

“Since a few Republicans blocked these important sanctions last work period, Russian lawmakers voted to annex Crimea and Russian forces have taken over Ukrainian military bases,” Reid said. “It’s impossible to know whether events would have unfolded differently if the United States had responded to Russian aggression with a strong, unified voice.”

Right.

It was the failure to pass that bill that suddenly told Vladimir Putin he could annex Crimea.

It didn’t have anything to do with this:

Or this:

In 2009, President Obama cancelled the deal the U.S. had with Poland and the Czech Republic to build an interceptor site and radar that would provide protection of the U.S. homeland and allies from rogue ballistic missiles. Polish and Czech leaders took on the task of educating their populations of the necessity of defending their populations from Iranian missiles, of collaborating with the U.S. to do this, of having American soldiers on their territory, and—the hardest of all—that the blowback from Russia over the sites was worth it.

It is an American tradition—and not a uniquely Republican or Democratic one—to resolutely stand with America’s friends and confront, if necessary, those who threaten them. It was President John F. Kennedy who said, “Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”

The last several years, starting with the abandonment of the missile defense site, President Obama has taken the U.S. down a path that takes a sudden departure from this policy.

No, it wasn’t either of those things. It was some bill.

Oh, by the way:

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By |March 24th, 2014|The Blog|0 Comments|

Democrat Wishes His Party Would Just Come Out Against the Second Amendment (Video)

Progressive Rep. Keith Ellison says he wishes the Democrat Party should just come out and say they’re just flat out against the Second Amendment:

Last night on his HBO show Real Time Bill Maher said, “I never hear anybody in the Democratic party say they [are against the Second Amendment]. But they say, ‘I am also a strong supporter.’”

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), a guest on Maher’s panel pushed back saying, “You have got to check out the progressive caucus. We have come out very strong for common-sense gun safety rules. I mean, 27 children were mowed down. Isn’t that enough for us? One of our colleagues, [former Congresswoman] Gabby Giffords, shot in the face.”

“Common-sense gun safety is bullsh*t,” Maher shouted. “Why doesn’t your party come out against the Second Amendment? It’s the problem, ” he added.

“I sure wish they would. I sure wish they would,” Ellison hollered in response.

Here’s what Maher wants:

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That’s right. Maher is strapped. Skip to 3:53:


Hypocrite, thy name is Maher.

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BOOM: Romney Unloads on Obama’s “Naivete” (Video)

“Should we have known this?”

Um, Romney did.

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SICK: UK Hospitals Incinerate Aborted Babies to Heat Facilities

So, this happened:

The bodies of thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated as clinical waste, with some even used to heat hospitals, an investigation has found.

Ten NHS trusts have admitted burning foetal remains alongside other rubbish while two others used the bodies in ‘waste-to-energy’ plants which generate power for heat.

Last night the Department of Health issued an instant ban on the practice which health minister Dr Dan Poulter branded ‘totally unacceptable.’

No kidding.

Shocked by this?  Let me ask you a question.

If it isn’t unacceptable to cut the unborn into pieces because they aren’t babies, than why isn’t it acceptable to burn the pieces removed as “waste?”

If the latter is more disturbing than the former, you need to ask yourself why.

Why isn’t the act of dissecting an unborn child as outrageous to you?

 

By |March 24th, 2014|The Blog|0 Comments|

It’s Not Me, It’s You – Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Ends State’s Participation in Common Core

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I like Gov. Mike Pence. I have since I saw him willing to sit down with a guy with a mohawk and do a radio interview.

He’s a real down to earth guy and honestly, I’d have no problem backing him for president.

Especially after this:

Indiana’s experiment with Common Core is over.

Gov. Mike Pence signed legislation today requiring the state to come up with its own academic standards, making Indiana the latest state to pull its support for national education standards known as Common Core.

“I believe our students are best served when decisions about education are made at the state and local level,” the Republican governor said, adding:

“By signing this legislation, Indiana has taken an important step forward in developing academic standards that are written by Hoosiers, for Hoosiers, and are uncommonly high.”

Indiana was among the first states to adopt Common Core standards in 2010 when Mitch Daniels, another Republican, was governor. Pence, elected two years later, has watched as Indiana became a battleground in the fight over the standards.

As readers of my blog, The Missouri Torch, know, there’s a battle on in Missouri over the standards.  There are two bills that will be heard in committee this Wednesday.  Click here to learn how you can get your voice heard.

And if you’re not in Missouri, but want to make a difference, look for a state level Common Core activist group and reach out to them.

Hat Tip:  Weasel Zippers

By |March 24th, 2014|The Blog|0 Comments|

2nd Amendment: You Have “The Right to Certain Weapons,” Providing You Register Them

This is what passes for education on the Constitution in Springfield, Illinois:

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The Second Amendment doesn’t say any of those things.

It says:

A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

Now, anti-gun activists may have been successful in limiting the free exercise of that right.  That’s true.

But that’s not the point of this post.  The point is

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The lesson isn’t civics. It isn’t the Constitution.

It’s that the government school is lying to their students, indoctrinating them into a mindset that government gives them their rights.

It’s another example of why we homeschool.

Hat Tip: Publius Forum

By |March 24th, 2014|The Blog|0 Comments|

The GOP Goes After the Hipster Vote (Video)

Just, wow.

By |March 20th, 2014|The Blog|0 Comments|