Friday, February 28, 2014

New Clinton Papers Show A Stark Difference Between a Politican and a Community Organizer

Perhaps Obama Should Read a History of Dictators

According to long-withheld Clinton era documents disclosed today, Bill Clinton’s internal strategy in dealing with Republican congressional opponents was a universe apart from that of Barack Obama.

The Swamp
"Begala’s memo to Donald Baer and Doug Sosnick came in advance of a Clinton speech to newspaper editors in Dallas. It came near the end of a much-ballyhooed first 100 days of the so-called “Gingrich Revolution.
“Offer an iteration and defense of the GOP House’s accomplishments. Attempt to allay the public’s fears about the Republicans being mean spirited,”  
But, Paul Begala made clear, they weren’t being naïve.
“While Congress’s approval ratings are better, Gingrich’s ratings continue to plummet. At this pace, he’ll pass baseball owners in the race to the bottom. At the same time, the President’s job approval hovers around 50%---its highest level since the November election.” 
“In this setting strength ought to come from commitment to his vision; from his ability to rise above the political fray and see beyond the current skirmishes.”
“Gingrich will do everything he can to climb up on the stage as Head of Government.” The best way to derail him is for the President to ascend beyond his reach.” 
"The tact that the Clinton camp would take is dramatically different from the frequent venting by Obama about Republicans, especially those in the similarly GOP-controlled House." 

Obama is now in a fight to both define priorities and try to communicate what the White House tags a “Year of Action,” relying on a variety of initiatives that don’t need congressional approval.

Threats, waving his pen and whining about obstruction and partisanship are just a showcase of perceived power backed up by a protective Senate congressional body who is about to lose it's head.

Obama warns Russia

Fresh from a photo-op of a long drink of H2O and a chase around the the White House with playmate Joe Biden, the President takes to his highchair and pokes out his chest, sending a stern message to Mr. Putin...  
(AP) WASHINGTON - Delivering a blunt warning to Moscow, President Barack Obama expressed deep concern Friday over reported military activity inside Ukraine by Russia and warned "there will be costs" for any intervention.
"Any violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity would be deeply stabilizing," Obama said in a hastily arranged statement delivered from the White House. Such action by Russia would not serve the interests of the Ukrainian people, Russia or Europe, Obama said, and would represent a "profound interference" in matters he said must be decided by the Ukrainian people.
"Just days after the world came to Russia for the Olympic Games, that would invite the condemnation of nations around the world," Obama said. "The United States will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in Ukraine."

Fishnet Friday

Congratulations to The Earl of Taint

Peek into Earl's Office HERE

Thursday, February 27, 2014

"Hi! I’m Barack Obama......

"Hi! I’m Barack Obama and this is my nag-….er….lovely wife, Michelle. I just want you all to remember how much we love and support the gay community. 
Now excuse me…I have a to take a picture with my good friend, Yahya Abdul-Aziz Jemus Junkung Jammeh, the President of Gambia who passed a law where people can be thrown in prison for 14 years for being gay. 
Vote Democrat!! We’re not hypocrites or anything!”
(Straight Talk)

It's not about "Choice" or "Life" in General

Just as there will always be people who disagree over the historical importance of the BLT sandwich, there will always be a war between those who believe human life, in its most precious and innocent form, is expendable for the sake of self-convenience and those who believe that if there is one thing society has an obligation to defend, it is the life of the unborn.

People opposed to abortion should not refer to the other side as “pro-choice” or “anti-life.” The first plays into the hand of the opposition and the second is propagandistic (or at least it sounds that way). Likewise, we should never refer to ourselves as “pro-life” (again, it sounds propagandistic) or “anti-choice” (because we actually support choice in more areas than liberals do, just not when it comes to the choice of committing acts of barbarism against future generations before they even take their first breath).

Let’s keep it simple: We are anti-abortion. The matter being fought is abortion, not “choice” and not “life” in general, but abortion. Are “pro-lifers” not also usually supportive of the death penalty? Right, so we’re anti-abortion, and we should not be ashamed of that label.

We can not stop the gay agenda, at least not in it's present  incarnation. They are visible, with legions of screaming effeminates and cross dressing banshees. The intimidated media and large business have rolled over to them. 

But we must continue to stand up for the innocence, the unborn. 

IRS to Audit Obama's 2013 Tax Filing

(MFNS) - WASHINGTON - The head of the Internal Revenue Service accused President Obama of engaging in "creative accounting" Wednesday as he announced his agency was launching a full-scale audit of the president's finances after Mr. Obama filed his 2013 tax return. In an interview on CNN's The Situation Room, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said the return raised some immediate red flags.  

"When we received a tax return claiming 300 million dependents, we thought it a bit high," said Mr. Koskinen, an Obama appointee. "So an auditor at the D.C. office passed it along to his supervisor, who kicked it up to his boss, who then alerted the IRS headquarters. From there, a team of qualified auditors looked over the return, handed it off to their immediate superior, who then notified the IRS Audit Czar, who then, finally, sent a memo to myself suggesting that this return might warrant further investigation. I'll reserver all judgment until looking closer at the filing.

While Commissioner Koskinen promises the audit will thoroughly investigate whether the president has standing to declare all Americans as dependent on him, Mr. Obama's critics wasted no time crying foul.

"It's ludicrous and insulting to classify all Americans as dependent on government," said congressman and former Romney running mate Paul Ryan (R-WI). "That number is much closer to 47 percent. President Obama simply got greedy."

The president appeared briefly at Thursday's White House press briefing to push back against his critics and to downplay the audit as a "minor inconvenience."

"Look, I wasn't trying to be cute or anything. I was just hoping for a tax break this year," explained Mr. Obama. "That's understandable to folks, right?"

Other items of interest in President Obama's 2013 tax return include lavish deductions for numerous vacation expenses, profit from the sale of a Taco Bell franchise in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood,   as well as gambling losses totaling in excess of $200,000.  

"There is also the legality of income reported is a silent partner in a Chicago nightclub called 'Chaps'."

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Southern Poverty Law Center Drops Nation of Islam from Hate List.....Farrakhan Moves to Batshit Crazy List

"In these days of the New Black Panthers and the Occupy movement, SPLS lists no Leftist groups as hate groups. Nor does it include any significant number of Islamic jihad groups on the hate group list, and has now even dropped an Ohio branch of the racist, violent and paranoid Nation of Islam from the list." 

America's Premier Useful Idiot to Intervene in Venezuela

James Earl Carter, until recently known to most as 'The Worst American President' as well as the 'Darling of Dictators' everywhere and their 'Most Valuable Useful Idiot', plans a trip to Venezuela to iron out the problems in the Socialist Paradise.  Carter, who wouldn't know a rigged election if it ran over him (see 2004 Chavez election) like Mighty Mouse will soon be on his way save the day as a people's uprising continues.

Carter with most excellent buddy, Socialist Dictator Hugo Chavez 
"Carter, a mediator of past political conflict in the deeply polarized South American nation, made the offer in private letters he sent this week to President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Henrique Capriles.
The Carter Center has been a frequent observer of elections in Venezuela and mediated talks between the socialist government and opposition following a 2002 coup that briefly unseated then President Hugo Chavez.
Carter is accepted by the normally anti-American government — Maduro praised him at a news conference Friday. But some members of the opposition harshly criticized the Carter Center for validating a 2004 recall referendum that Chavez won amid complaints that the process leading up to the vote unfairly favored him."
Regardless of how long you live Jimmy, nothing will ever dig you out of that hole you dug from 1977-1981. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Au Revoir, Douche Bag

Middle Finger News Service
Piers Morgan Tapes Last Show...... 
Surrounded by Armed Secret Service.  

 BJ Clinton shows up on Musket Morgan's show
to read from his new coffee table book, 'Fat Chicks I Have Plowed.' 
 "Chapter 01: Kathleen Turner."

IOTW has: 

Rules Are Racist......

Expecting to win a full majority is almost as racist as Voter ID .
And if you disagree, you’re racist too.

 Clyburn demonstrates the chances he will not play the race card
every time someone disagrees with the Democrats agenda
Bless his heart, U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn (Dumbass-SC) has the unfortunate affliction of speech. In a recent article in The State newspaper, the 73 year old, seven-term congressman claims there are “barriers” in South Carolina that prevent black candidates from winning statewide office:

"One of them, he said, is the state law that requires a candidate to win 50 percent plus one of the votes cast in a primary election. Often, that requirement forces black candidates into runoff elections that are harder to win, he said.
“That 50-percent-plus-one rule was put in in order to negate or minimize opportunity for African-Americans to win the primary,” he said. “It’s a very slick way to dilute the impact of the black vote.”
Clyburn said he wants S.C. law changed so a candidate only needs to get 40 percent of the vote when there are three or more candidates in a primary to win the nomination."
I would like an elaboration on Rep. Clyburn’s claim that “That 50-percent-plus-one rule was put in in order to negate or minimize opportunity for African-Americans to win the primary.” Since it applies to every candidate, the contention seems to be another Democrat yelling “RACIST!” for his own benefit.

The whine is particularly ironic coming from Jim Clyburn whose district was specifically gerrymandered – just prior to his first congressional election – for the purpose of creating a majority black electorate.

Clintons Signs Deal with Latino TV powerhouse Univision

You may remember that NBC was going to do a mini-series featuring Hilary Clinton but backed down in the face of a groundswell of criticism. Another network however, Univision, has readily embraced the presumptive Democratic nominee for president.

The Hispanic network just signed a deal with the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation to promote “Pequeños y Valiosos” (Young and Valuable) which helps young presumably Spanish speaking children learn English (?) Seems like a reasonable thing to support for sure.

But is it just a thinly disguised effort to get the Clinton name in front of Hispanic voters, which it basically seems to be.

The Miami Herald
“She would be a wonderful president,” Haim Saban, a major Clinton donor and backer, told the Israeli paper Yedioth Ahronoth. “If it happens, we will of course pitch in with full might. Seeing her in the White House is a big dream of mine.”
Oh, yeah. Saban basically owns Univision, too. His Saban Capital Group bought Univision Communications Inc. in 2007 with other investors."
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Univision has become one of the most-watched networks on TV. Depending on the day or month, Univision has sometimes beaten out English-language ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox for young Hispanic viewers in prime-time.

Monday, February 24, 2014

You Just Know Ronald Reagan is Smiling

Lenin Statue From Kiev For Sale On Capitalist EBay

Click HERE for Original Image

h/t WZ

The Problem with American Politics

John Dingle Sr. Elected to congress 13 time  1932-1955
John Dingle Jr. Elected to congress 29 time 1955-2012

Unfortunately, the Founding Fathers misjudged the integrity of future generations. Their concept of a "Citizen Legislator" has long died away.....

Even Obama Sycophants Can See The Light

Chris Matthews is convinced that the GOP will control both chambers of Congress in 2015.  MSNBC's senior Obama Cheerleader  proclaimed on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday that the Democrats are likely to lose at least five seats in the Senate this November, calling it a “rosy scenario” if that’s all the party loses. He predicts, however, that as many as ten Democratic seats could flip at the end of the day.

“To the Democrats, this election, a rosy scenario is to lose five Senate seats, not six,” he said. “They could lose 10. And so what they’ve said is, ‘If we’re going to lose 10 seats potentially,’ and they could well do that, a big sweep, they’re going to the battle stations.”
Matthews attributes this probable shift to the fact that both parties – not just the Democrats - have spent the last few months pandering to their bases and not moderates, thus putting Democrats at a disadvantage in a year in which the GOP already has the advantage.  Matthews is not alone in questioning whether the Democratic Party can keep the Senate this fall, either.

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz admitted the morning after the State of the Union that while she thinks Democrats can win a few seats in the House this November, she’s doubtful the party will win back the chamber. Republicans currently have a 33-seat majority in the lower chamber.

“Yes, I do think in 2015, I’m not going to confidently predict that Democrats will take the House back, but what I will predict is that we’re going to pick up seats,”  
Republicans, knowing the electoral math is in their favor, have even begun to campaign in traditionally Democratic areas to strengthen their ranks in Congress.

(Red Alert)

A Good Monday Morning

Alec Baldwin Gives NYC and MSNBC the Finger

  "I just can’t live in New York anymore," Alec Baldwin writes in a gripe-filled 
essay in New York magazine.

Everybody's favorite liberal loose cannon and angry white guy, Alec Baldwin, who has a thing for assaulting NY paparazzi over the past few years says that he has had enough of New York.

“I just can’t live in New York anymore.  “Everything I hated about L.A. I’m beginning to crave. “L.A. is a place where you live behind a gate, you get in a car, your interaction with the public is minimal,” he explained in the most recent rant. “I used to hate that. But New York has changed.”
Maybe he just saw his tax bill for 2013.  In any case his says he's out a there. 

Besides whining about being bothered by the great unwashed, most interesting was Baldwin’s vitriol aimed at MSNBC, which pulled the plug on his droning talk show following one of many altercations with a photographers:
"I watched MSNBC, prior to working there, very sporadically. Once I had signed a contract with them, I wanted to see more of what they were about. It turned out to be the same shit all day long. The only difference was who was actually pulling off whatever act they had come up with. Morning Joe was boring. Scarborough is neither eloquent nor funny. And merely cranky doesn’t always work well in the morning. Mika B. is the Margaret Dumont of cable news. I liked Chris Jansing a lot. Very straightforward. I like Lawrence O’Donnell, but he’s too smart to be doing that show. Rachel Maddow is Rachel Maddow, the ultimate wonk/dweeb who got a show, polished it, made it her own.  
"Now I loathe and despise the media in a way I did not think possible. I used to engage with the media knowing that some of it would be adversarial, but now it’s superfluous at best and toxic at its worst. If MSNBC went off the air tomorrow, what difference would it make? The problem with everybody on MSNBC is none of them are funny, although that doesn’t prevent them from trying to be." 
He blamed network star Rachel Maddow for pushing for his firing, calling her “a phony who doesn’t have the same passion for the truth off-camera that she seems to have on the air.

Tell us sumptin we don't know Alec.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

I Almost Forgot My Black History Month Post....

Great Moments in Black History

A young Barry Soetoro, after missing the ball on the 3rd strike, turns to
the umpire and announces he is changing the rules.

Little Barry's continuing failure to hit the ball proved to be a preview of
much bigger failure in the future. 

Note: Eventually, Barry grew up, changed his name and played with other balls.

Olympic Security Issues Alert for Two Possible Suspects

(MFNS) - SOCHI – Just hours before the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi  Winter Olympics, Russia has issued an alert for two potential terror suspects. 

Fear swept the Olympic village and surrounding area on the Black Sea as details emerged of the possible terrorist attack by the unlikely combination of two suspects, believed to be Jihadist converts, reportedly from Frostbite Falls, Minnesota. The two were identified as Mr. Bullwinkle J. (Abdul) Moose and Rocket J. (Baraq) Squirrel. Russian officials believe their identity may indicate a connection to Canadian separatists.

Russian Security Expert Boris Badenov 

A friend of the two, historical expert Mr. Peabody, said that any terrorist connection was preposterous and “indubitably unprovable.” An e-mail from Mr. Squirrel’s attorney merely said, “Hokey Smoke!”

“We thinking this is classic lone-wolf, err– lone-moose type suicide bomber, world’s greatest no-goodnik,” said Boris  Badenov, a Russian expert on security and espionage who announced heightened security measures to catch the pair. He was joined by Colonel Natasha Fatale of the FSB.

“Security is going so well darling,” Ms. Fatale told reporters, before adding, “until we got word of *&%#@*! moose and squirrel!”

News of this development has only aggravated tensions, as Russian security forces are already under intense scrutiny for failing to catch a pair of Chechen terrorists who planted a cartoonishly-large bomb with a long white wick which failed to detonate at a train station in Volgograd.  When asked how Russian intelligence would prevent any additional lapses in security, Mr. Badenov explained “Fearless Leader says any more screw-ups will result in comrade agents being liquidated!” To help enhance security before the closing ceremonies, Russia has reportedly also enlisted the aid of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.


Obama Serves as Face of ‘Fake’ Viagra in Pakistan

According to the Agence France-Press, the banned pills — illegal in the country — are smuggled across the country's border with Afghanistan. Fake pills have been found being sold in the northern Pakistani city of Peshawar. Four tablets of the knockoff Viagra are sold for $1.
The package apparently calls Barack Obama “a symbol of power and virility” and “America superman.
Clearly they've never seen him throw a baseball. 
(h/t Red Alert

Friday, February 21, 2014

The White House Precision Dance Team

Image Courtesy of  MFNS White House Correspondent Earl of Taint

Hollywood Heist

 Subsidies to the Entertainment Industry Continue to Fleece Taxpayers

We all now how well the movie moguls, directors and their over paid actors live. The likes of Julia Roberts, Brat Pitt, George Clooney regularly make 20 Million per picture. Money flows like water and no expense is spared. Movie tickets continue to rise, but you may be helping pay these millions to the great pretenders, even if you don't see their work. 

Consider this:
In Louisiana, which offers some of the most lucrative tax giveaways to Hollywood, the Legislative Auditor’s Office reported that the subsidies cost the state $170 million in lost tax revenue in a single year. By one estimate, the state is handing $70,000 per episode to the cast of Duck Dynasty – all while pleading poverty to justify deep cuts to public health care programs and to retirement benefits for police officers, firefighters and teachers.

Last week, 59 California state legislators sponsoring a bill to increase tax credits to the film and television industry. Call it yet another Hollywood heist, this one engineered with a double-shot of chutzpah.

Consider the context of this latest proposal. For one thing it is being championed by state lawmakers even though one of their own is right now embroiled in an FBI corruption investigation surrounding – you guessed it! – tax subsidies for the entertainment industry. According to court documents, that probe involved law enforcement officials posing as film executives, allegedly bribing a powerful California state senator to expand tax subsidies for their movie project.

The case generated big headlines only weeks after a joint New York Daily News/PIRG investigation uncovered a legalized bribery scandal on the opposite coast. There in New York, the newspaper reported that the “film and television industry has lavished Albany pols with more than $900,000 in campaign donations…while were pushing to expand a production tax credit program” for the industry. And that scandal was preceded by other film-subsidy-related corruption scandals in Iowa, Massachusetts and Louisiana.

Individual examples among the 45 states that offer film subsidies tell that larger story.

FCC Commisioner Is Daughter Of Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC)

The daughter of House Rep James Clyburn was appointed by Obama is the leading advocate for monitoring newsrooms for their content. 

“Advocates promote the project with Obama-esque rhetoric. “This study begins the charting of a course to a more effective delivery of necessary information to all citizens,” said FCC commissioner Mignon Clyburn in 2012. Clyburn, daughter of powerful House Democratic Rep. James Clyburn, was appointed to the FCC by President Obama and served as acting chair for part of last year. The FCC, Clyburn said, “must emphatically insist that we leave no American behind when it comes to meeting the needs of those in varied and vibrant communities of our nation — be they native born, immigrant, disabled, non-English speaking, low-income, or other.” (The FCC decided to test the program with a trial run in Ms. Clyburn’s home state, South Carolina.)
Cronyism at its finest. Any questions?
Her bio reads she ran a “newspaper” and worked as a community organizer. Here is the newspaper:
‘“Clyburn has been a virtual one-woman show behind The Coastal Times, editing, selling ads and distributing one of two black newspapers in the Charleston area,” reported The Post and Courierwhen Clyburn left for the PSC. The Coastal Times, had a circulation of about 5,500 free and paid copies, mostly to black churches, according to Behre of The Post and Courier. “I don’t think it was a big money maker or a big enough operation to where she could sell it to another publisher,” Behre says.
That screams qualified don’t it. I feel better now.

Fishnet Friday

The First Lady Lowers Self to Level of a Bad SNL Skit

Be Proud America......Be Very Proud.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Obama’s Worthless Threats

by Peter Wehner 
"Oh, my. According to press reports,
President Barack Obama had condemned the violence in Ukraine, saying that the U.S. holds the government “primarily responsible for ensuring they are handling protesters peacefully” and that “there will be consequences if people step over the line.”
“We expect the Ukrainian government to show restraint, to not resort to violence,” Obama said after arriving in Mexico for a brief trade summit. “We expect peaceful protesters to remain peaceful.”
Have more empty words ever been uttered by an American president?
"In the aftermath of Mr. Obama telling the Syrian regime that using chemical weapons would cross a “red line,” and then doing nothing serious in response to it, the president’s latest threat is probably evoking belly laughs in Kiev.
It’s clear that around the globe today, the person who is respected and feared and shaping world events is not Mr. Obama, who is seen as an impotent amateur, but the brutal Vladimir Putin, who is reasserting Russian dominance in Ukraine and the Middle East, among other places.
We all know Barack Obama is weak and essentially powerless; he simply makes things worse with his bluster. He’s a pushover, and the entire world–our adversaries and our allies–know it."

Thank You Progressive Educators

The classic education of the past can be a dangerous thing. 
 It opens your mind and make you think those Founding Fathers did.

Another Rat Crawls Out of the Sewer to Run for Congress

Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards is plotting a return to politics after serving nearly 9 years in prison for racketeering, extortion and money laundering.

 Former federal prison inmate #03128-095 
is running for Congress in Louisiana  
"Edwin Edwards, a popular pol in his day, will try to make a political comeback despite his federal racketeering conviction 12 years ago and his advanced age: The Democrat is 86 years old.
Edwards told Bloomberg News on Wednesday that he'll try to win the seat held by Republican Bill Cassidy, who's vacating it to run for the U.S. Senate.
'I'm the only hope the Democrats have here,' the disgraced four-term governor said. And the kind of voters who will dismiss him because he's a convicted felon, he reasoned, 'wouldn't have voted for me anyway.' Edwards insists he's serious, saying he's 'just figuring out all the legalities and how to set up a super PAC, and then I'm going.'
That could be illegal in itself: Super PACs are independent political committees that aren't allowed to coordinate with the candidates they support. But there were no Super PACs in the 1960s, the last time he ran for Congress – and won.
Edwards was sentenced to 10 years in the slammer – he served eight and a half – for racketeering, extortion, money laundering, mail fraud and wire fraud in connection with a kickback scheme involving a for-profit company that built prisons all across America."
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I recently met former Governor Edwards at a Book-signing at a local bookstore. He is as sharp, charming and slick as ever. He once admitted to "60 Minutes"  Mike Wallace in an interview he was crooked. He was promptly re-elected to the Governor's Mansion.  Bill Clinton has nothing on this guy.

Outside of the Family of Huey Long, Edwards is possible the most popular politician in Louisiana history, and given the district he has chosen, it will be no surprise if he is given by the voters the opportunity to join Nancy Pelosi's Pack of Rats.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Prepare to Launch Led Balloon!!

"The New York Times tells us that Democrats have hit upon an exciting new strategy in the midterm elections: Talk about ObamaCare!
'Party leaders have decided on an aggressive new strategy to address the widespread unease with the health care law,' Ashley Parker reports, 'urging Democratic candidates to talk openly about the law’s problems while also offering their own prescriptions to fix them.'  
The late Ed Koch was once asked if he would consent to have his picture taken with a tiger. 'The mayor is not a coward — and the mayor is also not a schmuck,' he said. If Democratic candidates adopt this 'aggressive new strategy,' they won’t just be posing with a tiger, they’ll be putting their heads in the tiger’s mouth.
They will demonstrate that they’re not cowards. But they sure will be schmucks." - John Podhoretz

Rich Evil SOB Illustrated

  ...but I'm sure most are willing to to jump on the unjust income inequality train, at least in spirit.

Allah Prohibits Muslims on Mars

"Promoting or being involved in a one-way trip to the Red Planet is prohibited in Islam, a fatwa committee under the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment in the UAE has ruled."

“Such a one-way journey poses a real risk to life, and that can never be justified in Islam,” the committee said. “There is a possibility that an individual who travels to planet Mars may not be able to remain alive there, and is more vulnerable to death.” Whoever opts for this “hazardous trip”, the committee said, is likely to perish for no “righteous reason”, and thus will be liable to a “punishment similar to that of suicide in the Hereafter”.

The committee, presided by Professor Dr Farooq Hamada, said: “Protecting life against all possible dangers and keeping it safe is an issue agreed upon by all religions and is clearly stipulated in verse 4/29 of the Holy Quran: Do not kill yourselves or one another. Indeed, Allah is to you ever Merciful.”

Late in April 2013, Mars One, a Dutch company, invited volunteers to fly and live on the Red Planet, but there is no technology so far that would enable a return trip from Mars to Earth. The company is planning the first such trip to Mars in 2023 and another crew every two years afterwards with the goal of establishing a permanent human colony.
Thousands of volunteers, including some 500 Saudis and other Arabs, have reportedly applied for the mission which costs $6 billion. The committee indicated that some may be interested in traveling to Mars for escaping punishment or standing before Almighty Allah for judgment.

“This is an absolutely baseless and unacceptable belief because not even an atom falls outside the purview of Allah, the Creator of everything. This has also been clearly underscored in verse 19&20/93 of the Holy Quran in which Allah says: There is no one in the heavens and earth but that he comes to the Most Merciful as a servant. (Indeed) He has enumerated them and counted them a (full) counting.”

Echoing the same, Islamic researcher Dr Shaikh Mohammed Al Ashmawy said there is no debate in this issue. “Almighty Allah said in verse 2/195 in the Holy Quran: Do not throw yourselves with your own hands into destruction.”

Sheikh Mohammed Yusuf, Imam of the Amena mosque, said: “Man’s life is not his or her own property; it is God’s creation, and therefore suicide is prohibited in all religions, and of course by law."

(Khaleej Times via WZ)

The Clinton Defense Break Huddle

by Rob Long

Get ready. For the next couple of years, the lickspittle press will begin removing itself, slowly so as not to cause discomfort, from the posterior of the current president and wedging itself into position for the 2016 presidential campaign, in which it has already chosen a favorite.  
For instance, reacting to the deep dive into the recently released "Hillary Clinton papers" — diaries written by the late, longtime Clinton friend Diane Blair — in the Free Beacon — Joe Klein plants himself firmly into the sweet spot. From Time:

"In February of 1998, in the midst of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, I interviewed Diane Blair about her dear friend Hillary Clinton.
Blair was ill then, suffering from cancer, but she was vehement about two things: that Hillary was a dynamite friend–smart, funny, thoughtful and loyal–and that the Clintons had a real marriage. She told me a story about the two of them getting into a wild, screaming fight over some obscure policy issue, a fight so intense that she was beginning to get embarrassed and thought about making for the door…when Bill took Hillary’s face in his hands, looked over to Blair and said, “Isn’t she amazing?”
Love. Exciting and New. Come Aboard. We're Expecting You!
Oh, and one other thing: She loves her husband. The marriage is not a “partnership.” She loves the guy.
And now we're going to have to pretend to believe that they believe that the Clintons believe this. I'm dizzy already.


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

No 'Three Amigos' Summit for Obama This Time

Just another glaring example of lack of leadership 
and poor standing in the world affairs.
National Journal
"When President Obama flies to Mexico on Wednesday to meet with his North American counterparts, he'll be reviving a continental leaders' meeting that George W. Bush envisioned as an annual event when he hosted the first one in 2005. That one went so well it was dubbed the "Three Amigos Summit." Then-Mexican President Vicente Fox praised Bush, saying he had "mastered the traditional male hug of Mexican culture, the abrazo."
"But Obama is not really the hugging kind."
"And he, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper are not really acting much like amigos these days. So don't expect a lot of abrazos during Obama's time in Toluca, the capital of the state of Mexico, about 40 miles southwest of Mexico City. There are problems among the leaders of the continent's three countries.
Mexico City is displeased that Obama has failed to push through immigration reform in the United States. And Ottawa is displeased that Obama has taken five years to make up his mind on its proposed Keystone XL pipeline into the United States with still no decision in sight. "Canada has been very frustrated over the years that the Keystone decision has been put off, delayed," said Joshua Meltzer, an expert on global trade at the Brookings Institution. He expects Harper "to push a little bit" to get Obama to move faster now that the State Department has issued its findings on the climate impact of the pipeline. 
The schedule calls for Obama to meet separately with Peña Nieto soon after arriving in the Mexican president's hometown. Then, after a lunch with both of the other leaders, the U.S. president will have what the White House is calling a "walk and talk" with Harper." 
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