Witch’s Will For A Mourning In June
I will remain in “mourning” so long as Obama’s unworthy ass sits in the Oval Office.
Quote of the day:
New York slapped a warning label on sugary fruit and energy drinks Friday. They’re trying to make it criminal to be overweight. It’s only a matter of time before the U.S. Senate hears testimony that the IRS has been pressing Weight Watchers groups for names.
My Favorite 3 Stories:
Priests Tell Pro-Abortion Pelosi to Renounce Catholicism
by Leah Barkoukis
Priests for Life slammed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in an open letter this week, telling her to “either exercise [her] duties as a public servant and a Catholic, or have the honesty to formally renounce them.”
The harsh words came after Pelosi blasted a reporter for asking the “moral difference” between a late-term abortion and the murder of a viable baby after birth. Pelosi responded, not by answering the question, but by accusing the reporter of having an “agenda” and not being sincerely interested in an answer.
“Public servants are supposed to be able to tell the difference between serving the public and killing the public. Apparently, you can’t,” National Director Fr. Frank Pavone wrote.
The last straw for Priests for Life seemed to be Pelosi’s comment during a June 13 press briefing:
“As a practicing and respectful Catholic, this is sacred ground to me when we talk about this. I don’t think it should have anything to do with politics.”
“With this statement, you make a mockery of the Catholic faith and of the tens of millions of Americans who consider themselves “practicing and respectful Catholics” and who find the killing of children — whether inside or outside the womb — reprehensible.
You speak here of Catholic faith as if it is supposed to hide us from reality instead of lead us to face reality, as if it is supposed to confuse basic moral truths instead of clarify them, and as if it is supposed to help us escape the hard moral questions of life rather than help us confront them.
Whatever Catholic faith you claim to respect and practice, it is not the faith that the Catholic Church teaches. And I speak for countless Catholics when I say that it’s time for you to stop speaking as if it were.
Abortion is not sacred ground; it is sacrilegious ground. To imagine God giving the slightest approval to an act that dismembers a child he created is offensive to both faith and reason.
And to say that a question about the difference between a legal medical procedure and murder should not “have anything to do with politics” reveals a profound failure to understand your own political responsibilities, which start with the duty to secure the God-given right to life of every citizen.”
Pelosi is not the first Catholic politician to receive criticism from the church for supporting abortion rights, however.
Church leaders have denied or threatened to deny communion to pro-abortion politicians, although the California Democrat said that’s never happened to her:
“Fortunately for me, communion has not been withheld and I’m a regular communicant so that would be a severe blow to me if that were the case.”
Pelosi and Vice President Biden were heavily criticized for receiving communion at the mass to celebrate newly-elected Pope Francis. “To receive Christ while rejecting the unborn is a slap in the face to both,” Pavone told Life News.
About damn time! How anyone can prattle about her religion being “sacred” to her while espousing abortion, especially late-term abortion, is beyond me. Communion should never again be given to this hypocrite!
Ditto the hypocrites who prattle about being “pro-life” and support the death penalty.
You simply cannot have it both ways. I know. I tried for many years to support abortion as “a woman’s right to choose” even though the very thought of having one myself was anathema.
I never did support the death penalty because why would I trust a government, that gets so many things wrong, with putting someone to death? Especially in a system where the District Attorney trying the case might be using it to further his/her own career. I find that particularly repugnant.
A Challenge to Young Obama Supporters
by Jonah Goldberg
OK, young’ns, here’s your chance.
In two consecutive elections, you’ve carried Barack Obama to victory. When he said, “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for,” he basically meant you. You voted for Obama by a margin of 66 percent to 32 percent in 2008, and, despite a horrendous economy for people your age, by nearly that much again in 2012.
The president announced his candidacy in 2007 by insisting, “This campaign can’t only be about me. It must be about us — it must be about what we can do together. This campaign must be the occasion, the vehicle, of your hopes, and your dreams. … This campaign has to be about reclaiming the meaning of citizenship, restoring our sense of common purpose, and realizing that few obstacles can withstand the power of millions of voices calling for change.”
And on the night of his re-election in 2012, he proclaimed: “The role of citizens in our democracy does not end with your vote. America’s never been about what can be done for us. It’s about what can be done by us, together, through the hard and frustrating but necessary work of self-government. That’s the principle we were founded on.”
Between those two elections, the president pandered to you like no president in American history. As I wrote last fall, he visited college campuses more often than a Red Bull delivery truck. He’s carried water for you on college loans like an aqueduct. He made sure you can stay on your parents’ health-care plans until you’re 26, which is a really nice consolation prize when you can’t find a job.
And not to put too fine a point on it, but you kids ate that stuff up. It reminded me of H.L. Mencken’s line about Harry Truman:
“If there had been any formidable body of cannibals in the country he would have promised to provide them with free missionaries, fattened at the taxpayers’ expense.”
Whenever curmudgeons like yours truly suggested that young people were getting caught up in a fad or that Obama was simply buying votes at the expense of taxpayers, you’d have a fit. You’d insist that millennials are not only informed, but eager to make sacrifices for the greater good.
Well, here’s your chance to prove it: Fork over whatever it costs to buy the best health insurance you can under Obamacare. Just in case you forgot, under Obamacare, healthy young people such as yourself not only need to buy health insurance in order for the whole thing to work, but you have to be overcharged for it. If you don’t pay more — probably a lot more — than what you could get today on the market in most states, Obamacare will come apart like wet toilet paper.
Revealed: the top secret rules that allow NSA to use US data without a warrant
Fisa court submissions show broad scope of procedures governing NSA’s surveillance of Americans’ communication
Top secret documents submitted to the court that oversees surveillance by US intelligence agencies show the judges have signed off on broad orders which allow the NSA to make use of information “inadvertently” collected from domestic US communications without a warrant.
The Guardian is publishing in full two documents submitted to the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (known as the Fisa court), signed by Attorney General Eric Holder and stamped 29 July 2009. They detail the procedures the NSA is required to follow to target “non-US persons” under its foreign intelligence powers and what the agency does to minimize data collected on US citizens and residents in the course of that surveillance.
The documents show that even under authorities governing the collection of foreign intelligence from foreign targets, US communications can still be collected, retained and used.
The Fisa court-approved policies allow the NSA to:
• Keep data that could potentially contain details of US persons for up to five years;
• Retain and make use of “inadvertently acquired” domestic communications if they contain usable intelligence, information on criminal activity, threat of harm to people or property, are encrypted, or are believed to contain any information relevant to cybersecurity;
• Preserve “foreign intelligence information” contained within attorney-client communications;
• Access the content of communications gathered from “U.S. based machine[s]” or phone numbers in order to establish if targets are located in the US, for the purposes of ceasing further surveillance.
The broad scope of the court orders, and the nature of the procedures set out in the documents, appear to clash with assurances from President Obama and senior intelligence officials that the NSA could not access Americans’ call or email information without warrants.
Angry Liberals in America
MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell is staring at me with the uncontrolled intensity usually reserved for serial killers and time-share salesmen. “We know how to get the country back to work. The government needs to lead the way.”
He folds a napkin in what looks like some expensive oyster bar, but is probably just a television studio backdrop. “The government has to get us back to work.”
On the television, O’Donnell, doing his best imitation of a strangler, wrings his hands and leans into the camera. Lean Forward, the ad, sandwiched between a drug ad that features smiling families at a picnic while the announcer soothingly tells you all the ways it can kill you and that multiracial Cheerios ad that General Mills hopes to use convince a new generation of consumers that racial progress is more important than good taste, tells me.
Worth a Read:
Dems, Tea Party GOPs Join Forces to Block Military Aid to Syrian Opposition
Two Democrats and two Tea Party Republicans joined together today on bill to block military funds to Syria.
Sens. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) introduced legislation to ban the Defense Department, the CIA, and all other intelligence agencies from funding any military, paramilitary, or covert operations in Syria. Humanitarian aid would not be affected.
Udall, Murphy, and Paul are all members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and cast the only dissenting votes in committee against authorizing President Obama to train and equip rebels.
“There are too many questions about how the President’s decision to arm the Syrian rebels will be handled, and unfortunately many of those answers are being kept secret,” Udall said. “We don’t know where the money is coming from, who the arms are going to, and whether the arms are going to individuals who have the capabilities to maintain a chain of custody of those weapons. This would not be acceptable in any standard sale of weapons to another government and should definitely not be acceptable for sales to rebel groups we know little about.”
“We need to place a check on the president’s unilateral decision to arm the rebels, while still preserving humanitarian aid and assistance to the Syrian people, and that is why I’m introducing this bill,” the New Mexico Dem added.
“The long-term objectives of increased involvement in Syria are vague, as are the necessary commitments and costs,” Lee said. “The United States cannot be involved in more nation building in the Middle East.”
Paul called Obama’s decision to arm the opposition “incredibly disturbing,” and Murphy said he’s “deeply skeptical” about intervention.
Coulter On Republicans Who Vote For Immigration Reform: “Punish Them, Voters”
Obama hits a wall in Berlin
by George Will
The question of whether Barack Obama’s second term will be a failure was answered in the affirmative before his Berlin debacle, which has recast the question, which now is: Will this term be silly, even scary in its detachment from reality?
Before Berlin, Obama set his steep downward trajectory by squandering the most precious post-election months on gun-control futilities and by a subsequent storm of scandals that have made his unvarying project — ever bigger, more expansive, more intrusive and more coercive government — more repulsive. Then came Wednesday’s pratfall in Berlin.
There he vowed energetic measures against global warming (“the global threat of our time”). The 16-year pause of this warming was not predicted by, and is not explained by, the climate models for which, in his strange understanding of respect for science, he has forsworn skepticism.
Regarding another threat, he spoke an almost meaningless sentence that is an exquisite example of why his rhetoric cannot withstand close reading: “We may strike blows against terrorist networks, but if we ignore the instability and intolerance that fuels extremism, our own freedom will eventually be endangered.” So, “instability and intolerance” are to blame for terrorism? Instability where? Intolerance of what by whom “fuels” terrorists? Terrorism is a tactic of destabilization. Intolerance is, for terrorists, a virtue.
The Tea Party vs. Immigration Reform
At yesterday’s “Audit the IRS” rally, one decidedly non-IRS-related issue consistently fired up attendees: opposition to the Senate’s Gang of Eight comprehensive-immigration-reform proposal. And the Tea Party’s favorite senators are capitalizing on that energy to rally opponents of the legislation in the eleventh hour. Today a few of the Senate’s most vocal opponents of the legislation gathered on the Northeast lawn of the Capitol with local and national tea-party leaders to lay out the grassroots case against the legislation.more: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/351649/tea-party-vs-immigration-reform-betsy-woodruff
Skype’s secret Project Chess reportedly helped NSA access customers’ data
Scheme – set up before firm was purchased by Microsoft – allegedly eased access for US law enforcement agencies
Skype, the web-based communications company, reportedly set up a secret programme to make it easier for US surveillance agencies to access customers’ information.
The programme, called Project Chess and first revealed by the New York Times on Thursday, was said to have been established before Skype was bought by Microsoft in 2011. Microsoft’s links with US security are under intense scrutiny following the Guardian’s revelation of Prism, a surveillance program run by the National Security Agency (NSA), that claimed “direct” access to its servers and those of rivals including Apple, Facebook and Google.
Chris Matthews Gushes: ‘Transparent’ Bill Clinton Is Just Like Mobster ‘Icon’ Tony Soprano
According to pop culture-obsessed Chris Matthews, a good comparison to TV “icon” Tony Soprano is Bill Clinton. While discussing the untimely passing of actor James Gandolfini, the Hardball anchor insisted that if “more politicians could invoke” the personality that the fictional mobster did, “we’d have a lot more popular politicians.”
Matthews gushed, “I think Clinton had a piece of this. I think we always knew Clinton’s problems. He was the most transparent guy ever to be president.” [See video below. MP3 audio here.] The liberal journalist proclaimed, “All his problems were human problems,” just like Tony. He added, “People today really look back on [Clinton] with tremendous affection.” Inside the Actors Studio host James Lipton explained the popularity of the two men:
“Hey, we like a little evil in people…It’s one of the most attractive qualities that a person can have.”
Remember, Matthews and Lipton were trying to be positive.
Are you kidding me? We all like a little evil in people? Speak for yourself you lunatic!
The only people more insane that this crazy, drooling POS are the fools that still watch him. I never watched “The Sopranos”. I don’t like mobster programs. So unlike so many who are grief-stricken over the death of the actor who played Tony Soprano I simply felt the same degree of sympathy for his death as I would for anyone. Not as much as the sympathy I felt for the neighbor down the block who died and who I knew but some sympathy. I don’t really have much use for actors in general so…
But for crazy Chris Matthews to say we should all be more like mobsters, pols are already far to like them for my comfort, is among all the stupid crazy things he has said, near the top of the list.
Wonder how Bill Clinton, who at least is smarter than Matthews, feels about being compared, favorably, to a mobster.
Cockroach Of The Day:
Sharpton Already Playing Race Card On Zimmerman Jury For Being Too White…
Everyone ready for an explosion of race baiting by Sharpton and his cohorts during the Zimmerman trial?