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Friday, September 12, 2014


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  1. So President Obama vowed to “destroy” Islamic State in Iraq and Syria terrorists in a prime-time address Wednesday that sought to restore eroding public confidence in his leadership and ability to safeguard national security.

    Ah yes, a liberal WAR Monger! I can remember the good old days, not so long ago when a Republican was president and your Messiah could shoot his mouth off about Iraq, and call then President Bush all those dirty, nasty names anytime he wanted?

    Yeah, those were the "good old days."

    Now, the shoe is on the other foot. NOW, a Democratic Liberal, Progressive is president and what do you know? Terrorists DON'T love us any more because a black man, who happens to be a Muslim, Kenyan, or whatever he is these days is president.

    But now, Obama finally has the problem sitting right there in HIS lap, and guess what? He don't even have a “Strategy”. But just wait a day or two, and he’ll have one. His “Czar’s” will whip one up faster than you could say Jay Z, or Beyonce

    Yes, Siree he talks tough. He draws Red Lines like he already did in Syria and then did . . . . NOTHING.
    So, now he's talking tough again.
    Wait and see.

    Just count on those brainwashed, HYPOCRITE LIBERALS Not to call Obama a war criminal, and claim he's violating the Geneva Convention (that was always a funny one) or he violating the Constitution (and when has Obama cared about the Constitution?)

    But cheer up libs. You can always keep on blaming Bush! As always!

    Oh wait, did I mention that “HIS” military killed Osama bin Laden, and then he told us that al Qaeda was “on the run” and with it the ideology of radical Islam."

    Except it wasn't HIS military. It was GW's. He even had a hard time pulling the trigger. And did I mention that just a few months later, 15-20 of those same guys, riding together on a helicopter were coincidentally shot down.

    1. Wow, what a surprise, I'm shocked I tell ya, SHOCKED!.

  2. Here's hoping for a quick and positive resolution!

  3. I'm with JonBerg; here's hoping ...

    ALSO, please read my piece on Brendan Tevlin; Am in no way saying one lousy American muslim's killing of an American boy because of the "killings America is doing overseas" is widespread! But I am commenting on this because the media did VERY little in following this up; it even complied with the police BS about it being a "target killing," which we find now (it happened in June) is the farthest thing from the truth. We need a media that's honest again; America won't be the same without that.

    1. Here's a perspective on the article that has you in hysterics, z.

      1. You are concerned that this killing isn't reported (it was, by the way) but the first three victims, Leroy Henderson,Ahmed Said and Dwone Anderson receive scant attention. There is a subtle clue why in the names.

      2. He is a convert and it is not even established that he is a practicing Muslim.

      3. Is the alienation that may well have motivated him more important and will there ever be an evaluation of this man.

      4. A disturbed individual goes on a killing spree and because he claims to be Muslim the jihad is upon us (and you seem to desire it in a perverse way) but when someone shoots up a school it doesn't mean the curse of the gun loon culture is upon us. Seems arbitrary.

      But since you know "the truth" about this case why not go into more detail and explain why the media should conform to your neurosis.

    2. did you read my comment? You are becoming just a tad unhinged but it's kind of fun to read! :-)

    3. Ducky, I'm getting a little tired of this nasty exchange thing.....I'll never stop thinking you're kind of the Ward Churchill of our corner of the blogosphere, so I don't respect you on that at all, but it's not my nature to be SO acerbic and constantly up at arms with you.
      It's clearly not all me :-) I can't even compliment your excellent black/white photos and get a 'thank you'. You have never ever acknowledged the slightest nicety, so that hasn't helped either; but it says more about you, sadly, than me.
      I do wish you the best...I wish you a peace you don't seem to have. And, though I once said that and you said "No you don't"....I do.
      carry on. have a good whatever time it is when and if you read this. z

  4. by the way, as you might know, I LOVE Autumnal scenes like that...particularly because I'm in Los Angeles and we have very little of that (tho we have more red leaves lately over the years, believe it or not!)...
    I'm whining because we're going to be in the NINETIES STILL for the next few weeks (September is sometimes very hot but usually after a coolish summer..not THIS YEAR!), even here near the beach in Santa MOnica!>..which is RARE because it's also HUMID the last 3 months! and we are TIRED OF IT, so seeing that lovely cool, autumn-colored picture might be nice but makes me angry at our weather!

    1. Z,
      I got the image from The Merry Widow's Facebook page.

      We don't yet have fall foliage here, but it won't be too long.

      Then comes the annual odious task: raking leaves.

    2. Wish I had leaves to rake - they are the BEST thing for your compost pile. I am limited to my neighbor's ivy growing on my wall which, unlike typical ivy, turns red and falls off in winter. LOVE the picture.

    3. Baysider,
      You can come here any fall season and start raking. **wink**

      I don't have a compost pile, but I do have some very rich soil in my leaf-dumping location in my wooded lot. Most of the leaves are not dumped there, however. The county comes along with the leaf vacuums; but first I have to get those leaves to the curb area (no real curb here on this street). The problem with getting the raked leaves to that area: the fence! Sometimes, we don't rake thoroughly and "mulch" the leaves with the mower, instead.

      There are a lot of oak trees in this neighborhood, so we have mounds of leaves.

    4. I know all that sounds like mounds of work - and it would to me with a bad cold. I wish I could take your leaves off your hands. :)

      Get well. And a congrats to your student.

  5. Here's hoping that it is all resolved quickly.

    I pray you aren't having a serious health issue.

  6. Two of the many reasons I'm on hiatus:

    1. I have the cold from hell and need to slow down so as to get over this misery. I don't need another round like last spring's bronchitis. When I'm this sick, I don't feel like interacting on the blogs as much as usual.

    2. One of my students has just received a very prestigious honor. However, there is something that I as the teacher must do so that she can move to the next step in the process. Another steep learning curve for me because I've never before had to be a part of this process!

    There is more to the story of my hiatus, but so far there is no cause for alarm.

    1. ALL colds are from Hell!

      ALL illness is te work of the Devil.

      Sin, Sickness, Disease and Death are ungodly.

      God alone has the power to heal. Pills are of limited value, unless taken with awareness of and gratitude for God's constant, loving Presence in every human life.

  7. "... but so far there is no cause for alarm."
    Then you don't have a firm grasp of the situation. :)
    Prayers for you.

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    This is from Z, who is suddenly unable to comment here ....just trying to figure this out so put up with my 'comment,' please!

    1. Z,
      Must be a Blogger glitch. I haven't changed this blog's settings.

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  11. Best wishes AOW and hope you are back in the pink soon.

  12. Hi, having some trouble commenting here, so I'm testing this out. Sorry, AOW. I don't want to not be able to comment here! :-)

    1. You are coming through LOUD and CLEAR, Z.

      Funny! The same thing happened to me with DISQUS a short while ago.

      All I wanted to say was, "AMEN, Sister!" to AOW at Western Hero, and even after FIVE tries, the darned thing just would NOT print it.

      Big Brother at work?????

  13. WTF is with Obammy saying "ISIL"?
    Look up what ISIL means snd you'll see why!!

    1. I don't think you know what it means. ISIL is the designation used by US intelligence agencies. Our media has chosen, by and large, to use ISIS...again without ever trying to explain either designation, because their goal appears to be keeping Americans fat and stupid. If you think ISIL is some sort of conspiracy, you'd better start a letter writing campaign to all of the GOP politicians who use the term.

  14. SEPTEMBER 11TH commemorates the greatest act of mass murder in the country at the hands of THE MUSLIMS.
    That is, unless you are the leader of the Free World.

    And Mr. Obama, as Commander-in-Chief, your actions — or lack thereof cost lives. As you bumble about in your golf cart, slapping on a happy face and fist-pounding your buddies, your cowardly lack of leadership has left a gaping hole — not only in America’s security — but the security of the entire globe. Your message has come across loud and clear, sir: You are not up to this job. You know it. We know it. The world knows it.
    America has always been exceptional. And she will be again. You, Mr. President, are a bump in our road.”
    So please, do us all a big favor and vacate the people’s house and allow a REAL man or woman of courage and substance to seize the reigns of this out-of-control thug-fest and regain the balance we, America, have provided throughout our great history.
    “Fool me once…..Fool me twice!!”
    For all those that put Obambi in the White House, and you “Progressives” know exactly who the hell you are, thanks for nothing..
    Apparently according to the Thug in Chief, September 11th is not a day of mourning or remembrance, it’s day to be out on the Golf Corse, and Ignore the fact that thousands of illegal’s including Muslims have been pouring into this Nation illegally post 9-11.
    Whether we know their intentions or not, as if that is irrelevant………
    And on another thought, while I have center stage,
    WTF is wrong with black people? Looting local businesses & destroying property? REALLY?
    BLACKS kill other black’s, white’s, Hispanic’s, Asian’s, Cops, EVERYDAY in this country. Babies, grandmothers, parents, teens…. all in random acts of violence EVERY DAMN DAY.. Where is the damn outrage over that?
    When BLACKS kill, NO, there’s never an outrage over that, no looting of local businesses over that. No policing your own over that. But one white gets trigger happy (supposedly) and the whole damn neighborhood gets torched. Hell, the shooter doesn’t even have to actually be white as long as he LOOKS white.

    You want the Cops to ease up on your communities? Start acting like you care, and stop acting like Animals and Savage’s…
    And Obama is complaining about the way the police are treating these Blacks? Give me a friggen break!
    The full speech.
    “I um I uh am, uh sorry to umm uh hear about this uh tragedy. Moochelle and I were uh umm flying to uh, um, the Vineyard, to shoots me a round of Golf when we uh, um heard about this. I have err, um instructed uh my um errr Attorney General to conduct a um full investigation. In the meantime, feel free to take as many flat screens and hair extensions that you can carry. I um, uh thank you… And uhh, remember, No justice, No peace!

    God bless you all my CONSERVATIVE Patriotic Friends.

  15. I just saw this at Farmers Letters. What an excellent reminder of better times and the significance of cherished memories! We all need respite, don't we?

    I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
    And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made:
    Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee;
    And live alone in the bee-loud glade.

    And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping
    Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket
    There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
    And evening full of the linnet’s wings.

    I will arise and go now, for always night and day
    I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
    While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
    I hear it in the deep heart’s core.

    - W. B. Yeats, "The Lake Isle of Innisfree"

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  17. I love Yeats...thanks for reprinting that from FJ's blog. "lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;" Lovely lovely lovely. Can't you just hear it?
    But we're all allowing such awful politics and the international situations to get to us; we're human, we're informed, we are rightly concerned.
    This kind of poetry helps...puts us elsewhere, which is good! It's why I wrote my faith blog today with that kind of getting away from reality. Life is hard...do something nice for someone. Maybe it includes leading them to a lake and listening to the lapping sounds... :-)


    The cold from hell grinds on. Mucinex has become my line of first defense.

    I hope to finish the new work-related task by September 23. If so, I will start posting again -- but probably not every day for a while.

    Meanwhile, I am posting occasionally during this hiatus at Infidel Bloggers Alliance:

    My post today at IBA: ISIS's Five-Year Plan.

  19. My Dear Friends:
    I’m here today to announce today that I’m Outta here, and gone Fishing Indefinitely
    After 4 years of posts, and over all those comments written on your blogs by Yours truly, dealing with these deranged Idiotic liberal and deaf, dumb and blind as well as kool-aide afflicted sufferers ObaMoron's, and Moochie trailer trash while simultaneously fighting with these Progressive ghetto trash over my Anti Obama cements and content without a break is coming to an end for this man I regret to inform my friends out there, not to mention my enemies....
    This president does not represent my serving my Country in the US Army for 4 years that I have never regretted.
    This is not the country that I can remember in my childhood, not the Country that I dreamed of seeing my Grandson grow up in.
    Perhaps I shall return someday in the near future, perhaps not. After all, as they say, nothing is CERTAIN in this world except death, taxes and for those liberals out there AIDS and STD's. One gets sick and tired of fighting with people who are deaf, dumb and blind, and can’t see what is going on in our Country since this NINCOMPOOP was elected .
    Since that awful September the 11th morning that changed many of our lives forever, and those of us who choose to 'move on' but never forgive and never forget will spend the day reflecting and honoring their involuntary sacrifices that God awful day.
    And these lefties just can’t see it the same way that we Republican/Conservatives do.
    We on the “RIGHT just can’t forget and forgive those Muslim hijackers who used our own airliners as missiles against our own people on our own freaking real estate and government icons. Just as we can’t forget these BE-HEADING that are going on today. Or the lack of reprisal that Mr. Obama seems to poses.
    I don't know about any of you, but for me personally, I have had my fill of these freaking people AKA progressives. I've had my fill with Obama and these leftists, I’ve had my fill with Obama's Lies, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, hypocrisy, cover-ups by his administration INCLUDING, and ESPECIALLY HILLARY CLINTON.
    No I just can’t deal with seeing MY country turning in to a Third World Nation led by a Liar, a Socialist, and a Moron.
    I just can not deal with them any longer. In any event, those who supported my along the way thanks a million, I won't be disappearing completely and we'll be seeing you all I'm sure through your blogs and other internet activities.
    With particular THANKS to AOW for her continued fight no matter what, no matter who she had to deal with.
    Again thanks for all your friendship over the years, and hopefully along the line we changes some hearts and minds. I remain “The CRABBY OLD MAN”

  20. Good post Crabby, Good Luck to you.
    Don't give up on America . We shall prevail .

  21. Benghazi Bombshell: Clinton
    State Department Official Reveals
    Details of Alleged Document Review

    Daily Signal, by Sharyl Attkisson
    As the House Select Committee on Benghazi prepares for its first hearing this week, a former State Department diplomat is coming forward with a startling allegation: Hillary Clinton confidants were part of an operation to “separate” damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

    None of this surprises me! NONE!
    The entire administration of obama are traitors and CROOKS!. Every single one of them should be arrested for treason!
    The Clinton AND the Obama administrations are champions at hiding and lyin. Makes me sick!!! If Hillary wins in 16, it will be more of the same..And another thing, how can the name 'Honorable' ever be allowed to appear in front of the name Hillary R. Clinton? Have we forgotten already the paper shredding that took place while she was in the White House?

  22. The arrogant Hillary Clinton who NEVER had any respect for the American voter. Their low opinion of the intellect and judgment of the American electorate has been vindicated two or three times at the national level. The Clintons believe that they can lie with impunity because a core support group with similar political goals and agendas will support them regardless of shameless lies and demonstrated criminal acts. Why else would the National Organization of Women revere a serial molester, who lied (and ultimately lost his law license -- but little else) in a grand jury about his sexual abuse? To the, disgusting, obnoxious, lying, arrogant, revolting, shameless, PROGRESSIVE PIGS, who feel that the justifies any means. To the low info voter it doesńt matter at all because she/he has better things to do than worry about the demise of our Republic. All I want to say now is God Bless Monica Lewinsky! Lets hope that this is the END of the Clinton dynasty who have NEVER had any respect for the American voter. There is nothing honorable about this lying, manipulative, repulsive Bitch! Can you hear me Sandy Berger?

  23. Mooshell's Healthy Food Diet Found to Be Elitist, Sexist and Shames Working Mothers!
    Michelle Obama has made healthy eating and exercise her signature issue. But, a recent study published by the Sage Journal found that her “elitist” advice actually “shames poor and middle class mothers.”
    Who elected this PHONEY to be Queen Mother to public office in the first place?

    She has actually admitted not knowing how to feed her own children, and was told by their pediatrician that they were both overweight. She had a professional chef feeding her family even in their Chicago days. Why in THE hell is she in any way qualified to impose a nutritional regimen upon millions of schoolchildren?

    Why don't you get your nose out of my kitchen. It is none of your business what I cook and serve my family. Leave us alone. and mind your own friggen business!

    When was the last time the Moocher actually had to make a meal for her kids? maybe not ever!

  24. Crabby,

    "I’m here today to announce today that I’m Outta here"

    I sure hope that doesn't mean that you intend to stay home in November.

  25. Benghazi documents scrubbed to protect Hillary Klintoon! It's Sickening!!

    1. "WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton’s minions launched a weekend operation in the basement of the State Department to scrub damning documents related to the Benghazi attacks that killed a US Ambassador,....

    2. Then-Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond Maxwell said he walked in uninvited to the Sunday afternoon scene a month after the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist strike to find several boxes of papers — and immediately asked an office director what was happening.

    3. ...Responding to Maxwell:] ...completely without merit, completely ill-informed,” said state department spokeswoman Marie Harf, noting the review board could collect documents directly from anyone in the department.

    4. “The office director] told me, ‘Ray, we are to go through these stacks and pull out anything that might put anybody in the [Near Eastern Affairs] front office or the seventh floor in a bad light,’”....

    5. The seventh floor is where Clinton — then Secretary of State — and her top advisers had offices.

    6. ‘But isn’t that unethical?’ She responded, ‘Ray, those are our orders.’ ”... alleges two of Clinton’s closest confidants were on hand to check on the operation...

    7. Maxwell, 58, was one of four officials forced out of the State Department immediately after the damning Accountability Review Board report revealed security lapses in the attacks that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and fellow Americans Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty.

    8. Maxwell was later reinstated and accused Clinton’s team of scapegoating him. He has since retired....at least one congressman is vouching for his credibility.

    9. On Wednesday, the newly formed House Select Committee on Benghazi will hold its first public hearing. A committee spokeswoman says the panel intends to look into Maxwell’s claims.

    10. Clinton’s spokesman did not respond to a request for comment.


  26. Barack Obama taunted Al Q when he danced on Bin Laden's grave in 2012 before 9/11. He baited them and they responded with the hit on Benghazi. The video blamed was an obscure nothing no one saw. Everyone saw the President declare he killed Bin Laden and Al Q was on the run. O put Americans abroad at risk on 9/11 with no security in Benghazi.
    The outrage he showed personally to the Cambridge police officer who asked a professor to step outside on the porch who had broken into his own home with two friends set off a firestorm. Obama said the police were racists and that the officer had acted out of line. Actually the officer followed procedure in case a perp with a gun was behind the home owner who cussed like a sailor at the request. He was turned over to campus police as a neighbor had reported a break-in. The entire dept. came to the defense of the officer who was beloved by the multiracial force. One black officer announced she'd not vote for Obama again. The incident that sparked a leap to judge showed how reckless can Obama be but also that he is capable of showing indignation against what he thinks is an injustice quickly. Compare that Cambridge police incident to a year's worth of IS details of mass murders and torture he dismissed. Where is the urgency or indignation after a year? AWOL
    The media seem to have blind eyes when it comes to the POTUS’s lies. They are not explored or held up to public scrutiny the way the media kept the “Bush Lied” crapola that the progressives invented. And they kept alive, and still do the buzz that Bush lied about Iraq. Bush had many co sponsors, one House D leader Gephardt who proclaimed his intel on Iraq was independent of Bush and came from the Clintons and John Edwards, Dick Gephardt, John Kerry, Harry Reid and Nancy Poleosee. . Yet we have a bold liar occupying the White House at this very time.
    Do not be deceived by Clinton’s peak with forked tongue.

  27. On another topic..What ever happed to the investigation by a general on Bergdahl's leaving his post? No doubt this general will not find enough evidence to punish Bergdahl showing how much Obummer has taken over military. His unit is on record saying men died in efforts to rescue him,. but Bergdahl will be cleared of anything serious imo.

  28. The lame-stream media and the leftist’s on the “House Select Committee” will be covering up for Hillary just like they did for Obama. Look at the mess we are in now because they did not report the truth about him or vet him when he first was nominated. His relationship Rev. Wright and with Bill Ayes should have told anyone with a half a brain what we were in for. But these lame-brains didn’t care, as long as they defeated George Bush. After all, “Bush Lied and People Died” Well look at what and who we have as our “leader” now

    I’m so with sick of this psychotic President and this Media and these as Rev. Wright would say “DAMN” liberals and I just dońt trust a thing they say any more. And yes, “Benghazi”, “Benghazi”, “Benghazi”!!

  29. "Come to me all ye who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."

    - Jesus Christ

  30. "Be still, and know that I am God ..."

    - Psalm 46, Holy Bible (KJV)

  31. If it Looks like a Duck, Walks like a Duck, Quacks like a Duck, Swims like a Duck—it's a Duck; but enough with modern theology, let's exam the facts. If it Looks like a Muslim, Walks like a Muslim, Quacks like a Muslim, Speaks like a Muslim—it's Barack Obama.

  32. @ Just Sayin,

    Thanks for the Wednesday comic relief!

  33. MCV,

    If Liberals got what they want, whatever it may be, they would soon 'hate" that, as well. They are 'hard wired' for perpetual disgruntlement!

  34. You People Who Think That Obama Is Not Going to Send in Ground Fighting Troops Check Your Brain at the Door....

    1. he will NOT...not until the day after Midterms IF he does at all.
      This is all about playing to his WAR AT NO COST base; how do you be an Obama, who slammed Bush HARD on the war, ridiculing everyone who felt it was worth it, and suddenly say "I'm sending troops there, TOO!"?

    2. I assume the success of wars in the region is what has you pushing for another.

  35. Caesar Invectus said

    Hi, Lester. You can come out of hiding now. Everybody knowns it's you, sweetums.

    BTW, you have my express permission to drop dead. The sooner the better.

  36. uhoh...someone lives where pot is legal, right?
    Or you just weren't paying attention during Reagan?

  37. So, America is now going to assist the "moderate" jihadists to fight the "extremist" jihadists.

    What madness! Absolute insanity defying description!

    I feel doom!

    And we the already-overworked taxpayers are going to be funding this travesty.

    The denial of reality by today’s Western leaders may well be unparalleled in its deadly folly.

    1. Wait till you see tomorrow's post at FreeThinke's Blog!

      It should bring us ALL up short.

      We are pursing a course attributable only to arrant MADNESS.

  38. Hmmmm....Somebody at DailyKos is disenchanted with Obama right now: Iraq War 3.0.

  39. Replies
    1. No. The group that seized the weapons is Jabhat al_Nusra, also known as the al-Nusra Front. They are not in league with the Free Syrian Army.

      Though incestuous ties exists at some levels between most of the groups, which is why the McCain drumbeat of arming anyone there, is folly.

    2. Didn't their leadership get bombed up pretty badly by ISIL?

      Scorecard here ... can't tell the players without a scorecard.
      Scorecard !

    3. That was Ansar al-Sham. They sort of fall between the FSA and al-Nusra. You're right, a scorecard would be helpful...and a responsible media would provide it. Sigh.....

    4. Duck,
      can't tell the players without a scorecard

      Worse than that, IMO.

      This is like playing chess when, at any given moment in time, the chess pieces change from white to black, black to white, etc. -- over and over again. How can one side possibly win the match?

    5. CI,
      incestuous ties exists at some levels between most of the groups, which is why the McCain drumbeat of arming anyone there, is folly



    6. You may enjoy this headline:
      Shiite Militias of Iraq Reject US Return, Threaten to Attack US Forces

      Yes, Muqtada al-Sadr is back in town.

      What a mess.

    7. Yet another reason why the Iraqi's rejected an extension of the SOFA.

  40. Ronald Reagan did more for this country than 1000 John (the "paper Cut War Hero") Kerry, plus he stabbed his fellow veterans in the back he's a scumbag


  41. Obama Wants To Know What Color You Are If You Buy A Gun So much for the Second Amendment


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