MONDAY MOURNING MONOCLE

Witch’s Will For A Mourning In April

I will remain in “mourning” so long as Obama’s unworthy ass sits in the Oval Office.

Quote of the day:

First they came for the pressure cookers, and I didn’t speak out, because I didn’t use pressure cookers.

Then they came for the electric skillets, and I didn’t speak out, because I didn’t use electric skillets.

Then they came for the rice cookers, and I didn’t speak out, because I didn’t use rice cookers.

Then they came for dinner, and there were no appliances left to cook on…

My Top 3 Stories:

#1

  Independent’ in Name Only

He promised to chart his own course, but a National Journal vote analysis shows that Sen. Angus King of Maine aligns with Democrats.

When Maine’s Angus King ran as an independent candidate for the Senate last year, he carefully guarded which party he would caucus with in Washington and how he would vote. “They’ll know the answer when they get to the K’s,” King said of roll-call votes.

The answer is: with the D’s.

In his first 100 days casting votes, the independent senator from Maine has voted with the Democratic leadership about 90 percent of the time, the same rate of allegiance as the former chairman of the Democratic Party, fellow freshman Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, according to a National Journal analysis of voting records.

That King, a former governor, is more Democrat than Republican comes as no surprise. He endorsed President Obama. Republicans aired ads against him. And it was an open secret that he would eventually caucus with the Democrats. Still, his early voting patterns are more akin to a party-line Democrat than a free-agent independent. “Am I aligned with Paul Ryan and Ted Cruz? No, I’m not. I’m just not,” King tells NJ in an interview. “I really think part of the reason I’m landing more on the side of the Democrats these days is that the Republicans have moved to the right.”

Of the first 95 Senate floor votes this Congress, King parted ways with the Democratic leadership only nine times, including two absences caused by a snowstorm. A dozen Democrats (including all five running for reelection in states that Republican Mitt Romney carried last year) split with the leadership more often. Sen. Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat and one of the party’s most conservative members, voted differently than Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, the No. 2 Senate Democrat, a total of 30 times—more than three times as often as King. (For this analysis, NJ used Durbin as the best marker of the leadership’s position because Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid occasionally switches his vote for procedural reasons.)

link: http://www.nationaljournal.com/magazine/independent-in-name-only-20130418

Independent my ass! I don’t know about anyone else but I’m really tired of “Independents” being Democrats in hiding.

ALL the Independents in the Senate vote Democrat. Are they so ashamed of being Democrats that they try to hide it? Or do they fear their chances of getting elected if they tell the truth and shame the devil.

Either way, it’s dishonest and these “Independents” should be sent packing and a “real” Independent elected. If one can be found.

#2

I Saw Something, So I’m Saying Something

By Stella  Paul

Are  you fed up with the antiseptic slogan, “If you see something, say  something?”

The  authorities expect us to report suspicious backpacks, but stay silent as the  tomb about the nature of the men who put them there.

We’re  instructed to speak up about a bloodied man’s movement under a boat tarp, but to  shut up about the ideological movement that drove him to commit his  carnage.

Well,  as it happens, I’ve seen quite a lot of things over the last few years that I’d  like to say something about — enough things to break a heart and to kill a  country.

And  after the Boston Massacre committed by two immigrant jihadis, I’m going to say  them.

I’ve  seen the president of the United States bow down before the Saudi king, whose  country sent fifteen hijackers to topple our towers. The reason French President  Sarkozy is laughing in the photo is because he’s reading the “Kick Me” sign on  Obama’s rump.

I’ve  seen Obama stand before the United Nations after the jihad-crazed slaughter of  four Americans in Benghazi, including our ambassador, and  proclaim The future must not belong to those who slander  the prophet of Islam.”

So  much for America’s right of free speech! And freedom of religion! Can you find  anything in that bizarre sentence with which the Boston bombers would disagree?  No wonder Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was an Obama supporter.

I’ve  seen Obama’s minions arrest and jail an obscure California film-maker for creating a YouTube video that criticizes Mohammed.  Incredibly, I then witnessed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attempt to blame the hapless guy for inciting the Benghazi slaughter.  How about arresting Obama’s pal George Clooney for bad acting? That would make  more sense.

I’ve  seen Obama’s UN ambassador hustle to pass UN  Resolution 16/18, an “anti-blasphemy law” pushed by the Organization  of Islamic Cooperation to make criticizing Islam an international crime. So if  you harsh the mellow of Shariah fanatics by critiquing their child marriages,  honor killings, homosexual hangings, and genocidal plots to wipe out Israel,  you’re the one who’s going to jail.

I’ve  seen Janet Napolitano, Obama’s Homeland  Security Secretary, refuse to use the term “terrorism” and insist on  calling jihad-inspired carnage “man-caused disasters.” As she helpfully explained to a German interviewer, she selected this term to  “move away from the politics of fear” and, presumably, towards the politics of  insanity.

I’ve  seen Obama’s Department of Defense, which prosecutes our War on Man-Caused  Disasters, order a complete purge of “anti-Islamic content” from all military training materials. Do me a favor: If you see a U.S. soldier, could you  explain to him what “jihad” means?

Just  this month, I’ve seen a U.S. Army training instructor teach his military  students that “Evangelical Christianity”  is the leading movement of dangerous “Religious Extremism,” along with  “Catholicism” and “Islamophobia.” Funny how that works. I didn’t notice the  entire city of Boston cowering inside their homes to stay safe from  Islamophobes, did you?

I’ve  seen the FBI conduct an interview with Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2011  and come up blank. Maybe if Obama’s FBI hadn’t just purged its counterterrorism training manual of words like Muslim, Islam, jihad, Al Qaeda, Muslim  Brotherhood, Hamas, and Sharia, they might have found a clue.

Three  weeks ago, I saw the U.S. Army formally  refuse to  award Purple Hearts to the 13 soldiers killed and 32 wounded in the shooting  rampage of Major Nidal Hassan at Fort Hood. Although Hassan was in extensive  communication with Al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki before screaming “Allahu  Akbar” and opening fire, the military claims Hassan merely committed “workplace  violence.”

I  suppose Hassan’s slaughter of the pregnant 21-year-old soldier Francheska Velez was just “sexual harassment.” Fort Hood hero Sgt.  Kimberly Munley now says that Obama “betrayed” her and the other victims.

I’ve  seen the military refuse a Purple Heart to Private Andy Long, who was killed in  2009 outside an Army recruiting office in Little Rock, Arkansas. His murderer  was an all-American boy who converted to Islam at Tennessee State University  and traveled to a terrorist training camp in Yemen, before returning home to  commit jihad.

link: http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/04/i_saw_something_so_im_saying_something.html#ixzz2RC4c8yHB

#3

Demonizing Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz has made quite an impression in just three months in the Senate. Like Marco Rubio, he is the son of a Cuban exile. He is a extraordinarily talented guy.

Unlike Barack Obama, he had a stellar record both in academia and in the practice of law: he was national debating champion, graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, clerked for the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, was named by American Lawyer magazine as one of the 50 Best Litigators under 45 in America, served as Solicitor General of the State of Texas and authored more than 80 briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court.

As a law student, Cruz was described by Professor Alan Dershowitz as “off the charts brilliant.” He was elected to the Senate last year in what the Washington Post called “the biggest upset of 2012 . . . a true grassroots victory against very long odds.”

So it is not surprising that, just as Cruz has quickly become a hero on the right, the Democratic Party is out to destroy him.

link: http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2013/04/demonizing-ted-cruz.php

Worth a Read:

Europe is becoming a green-energy basket case

link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/europe-is-becoming-a-green-energy-basket-case/2013/04/21/4b1b81d0-a87e-11e2-b029-8fb7e977ef71_story.html

The Washington Post, being a liberal paper, thinks it was the “way” it was done that is the problem. I believe, and I LIKE the idea of green energy, that the left and the environmentalists are pushing technology that isn’t ready and that the full consequences aren’t known.

Gun Control Vote Likely Won’t Affect Midterms

link: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2013/04/22/gun_control_vote_likely_wont_affect_midterms_118045.html

New CNN Sunday Primetime Show Had F-Words, S-Words, A-Words and a God Damn

link:  http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2013/04/22/new-cnn-primetime-show-f-words-s-words-and-words-god-damn-boot#ixzz2RBf1NKMg

I confess that I swear all to often. I wish I didn’t and have always considered that expletives, except in extreme moments are for people to lazy to have a vocabulary. But what I say has little impact on society as a whole. This kind of programming does. And like the gratuitous sex and violence that is front and center on our television screens this too will soon become accepted because it is so common place. Sad because it is “common” and “vulgar” and unnecessary. And the product of minds too lazy and stupid to have a decent vocabulary. Including my own.

Worlds Away From Here

link: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/21/opinion/sunday/douthat-worlds-away-from-here.html?ref=opinion&_r=0

MSM Meltdown or Simple Misinformation?

Carol Platt Liebau by Carol Platt Liebau

link: http://townhall.com/tipsheet/carolplattliebau/2013/04/21/msm-meltdown-or-simple-misinformation-n1574210

Media Malpractice:

Tom Brokaw: America Partly To Blame For “Islamic Rage” Behind Boston Terror Attack…

Former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw strongly suggested Sunday that America is partly to blame for the gruesome terrorists attacks in Boston, because the young, Muslim men involved may have felt “alienated” and angry over U.S. drone strikes on “innocent civilians” in Muslim countries abroad.

Brokaw, who has been playing the role of media elder statesman since retiring, went on NBC’s “Meet the Press” with host David Gregory to discuss last week’s Boston bombings, which killed three and injured 183.

“There are a couple of things to remember here, David, I think for all of us,” Brokaw intoned. “With the death of Osama bin Laden, Islamic rage did not go away. In fact, in some ways it’s more dangerous. This is a perfect example.”

more: http://weaselzippers.us/2013/04/21/tom-brokaw-america-partly-to-blame-for-islamic-rage-behind-boston-terror-attack/

This is one more example of why I would NEVER watch Meet The Press. Nor would I ever listen to anything POS Brokaw or David Gregory had to say. Garbage media by garbage people.

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer jumped the gun Wednesday reporting that the Boston bomber had been arrested. Ten minutes later the network had to announce that the report wasn’t true.

CNN is now walking back its story that Boston is a small island off the coast of Kansas.

Cockroach Of The Day:

David Sirota

David Sirota and the Definition of Hate Speech

In spite of all the scrutiny of his controversial Salon article, something fundamental has been overlooked, hiding in plain sight.

So much has been written (and is worth reading) about David Sirota’s Salon article, “Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American,” in particular, posts by Richard Fernandez, Roger Kimball, and my husband, Roger Simon, that Sirota felt compelled to write a second piece, doubling down and attempting to justify his initial thoughts. In spite of all the scrutiny, something fundamental has been overlooked, hiding in plain sight.

It is a sometimes less than admirable but nonetheless completely understandable and basic human reaction to be protective of groups with which one has a connection. When a crime is committed, people often hope that the perpetrator is not a member of said group. I am certain that many parents and relatives of individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia hoped that the perpetrator of the Sandy Hook massacre would not turn out to have a mental illness.

When Dr. George Tiller, an OB/Gyn and abortion provider, was assassinated in 2009, I am certain that pro-life advocates across the country were hoping his killer would not be an anti-abortion activist.

When two bombs were detonated at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, I am certain that millions of Muslims were hoping the terrorists would not be adherents of Islam.

That is not what David Sirota was doing. What if the parent of a mentally ill young person expressed publicly after the rampage at Sandy Hook that he/she hoped the killer was an Islamic terrorist? What if a pro-life advocate publicly hoped that Dr. Tiller’s murderer would turn out to be an African American gang member? That is precisely what David Sirota was doing. And that is hate speech plain and simple.

When it becomes acceptable to wish in public for people you disagree with to be heinous murderers (and without even the slightest bit of evidence), we have crossed a line that doesn’t allow for a functioning democratic society. I’d like to say that I hope David Sirota isn’t an American citizen, because his words of hate shame me, but sadly, the truth is that he is one of us and if we don’t call out his crime, we are condoning it.

http://pjmedia.com/blog/david-sirota-and-the-definition-of-hate-speech/

Sirota got what he wanted. Attention. Only by saying extremely offensive things can he get the attention he needs and craves in his never-ending attempt to be relevant. He got attention. Still isn’t relevant.

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