Saturday, July 12, 2014

Krauthammer: Obama is Robbing the Military to Inflate the Entitlement State

“There’s nobody to back us up if we strip our military and neuter it as we do now.”

Jonathan Hendershott of the New York Post recently reported that members of our armed services, some of whom are currently serving overseas, are about to receive pink slips...

In a stunning display of callousness, the Defense Department has announced that thousands of soldiers — many serving as commanding officers in Afghanistan — will be notified in the coming weeks that their service to the country is no longer needed.

Hector Garza keeps breaking the Admin's blockade on truth

Border Agent: Drug cartels taking advantage of ‘porous border’ with 70% of agents preoccupied by surge - The Right Scoop

Border agent Hector Garza has been incredibly candid and open in providing the alarming details at the border to the news media. In this interview with Uma Pemmaraju on Fox News, he says that 70% of border agents are pre-occupied with taking care of the illegal alien child surge, and drug cartels are taking advantage of the situation.

Violent gangs using border as recruiting hub...
Nebraska Vexed By Secrecy in Housing Illegals...
Hundreds sent to Chicago...
Black American In Baltimore: 'Where Can I Get Asylum?'
MAG: USA loses basic aspect of sovereignty...
LOWRY: The president's 'man-caused' disaster...

Jerry Brown's Crony Capitalism - Signs tax break bill for Tesla.

Jerry Brown, Tesla and Selective Common Sense - Tom Del Beccaro/Forbes

California is home to the most regulations and the highest tax and public debt burdens in America. It is also number one in the country in poverty. Those results go hand-in-hand and are courtesy of California’s big government mentality.

To attract jobs, ever so occasionally the Democrat run legislature and Governor Jerry Brown apply common sense, by selectively lowering costs for certain businesses. Tesla is the latest apple of their selective eye. The real question is: Why don’t they apply such common sense to the entire state economy and lift California from its troubles?

#BringBackOurGirls Hundreds of Nigerian Girls are Still Missing. The Media Circus Seems to Have Forgotten Them

Two of the girls were recently found dead while a few have managed to escape...but 219 are still missing - DAILYSIGNAL.COM

Good-natured Dinesh holds his own against MSNBC's worst!

Dinesh D’Souza Enters the Lion’s Den, Takes on Entire Panel of Leftists in Lively Debate on Slavery, ‘Radical’ Obama - The Blaze

Hamas fires major barrage at Tel Aviv

Gazans celebrate rocket barrage on central Israel - Times Of Israel
Iron Dome Intercepts Rockets Over City - Jerusalem Post

Are You A Republican?

Ben Carson

“You need look no further than your own administration for a major source of that frustration — politically driven suppression of news and information about federal agencies. We call on you to take a stand to stop the spin and let the sunshine in.”

Journalists’ group to Obama: “Stop the spin and let the sunshine in’ - Washington Times

Thirty-eight journalist groups under the umbrella of the Society of Professional Journalists have blasted the White House, claiming the tone set by President Obama has been less than forthcoming when it comes to providing information.

Specifically, they charged the administration with the “politically driven suppression of news,” Breitbart reported.

House Says ‘No’ to Obama’s Request for $3.7 Billion to Address Border Crisis — Here’s How the Money Would Be Spent

A key Republican said Friday that President Barack Obama’s multibillion-dollar emergency request for the border is too big to get through the House, as a growing number of Democrats rejected policy changes Republicans are demanding as their price for approving any money. - The Blaze

Israel is preparing to invade Gaza. The president has admitted that there is a “humanitarian crisis” on the southern border. The Internal Revenue Service’s Lois Lerner may have sought to hide documents from congressional investigators. VA whistleblowers testified that they were intimidated and targeted for retaliation by their superiors. And if all of that substantive news isn’t really your thing, LeBron James did something or other today, too.

It is with that backdrop that this painfully silly segment on CNN becomes even more obscenely ridiculous.

This is CNN: White gay man and black woman argue over who is ‘stealing’ the other’s culture - NOAH ROTHMAN/HotAir

You don’t have to watch the segment if you don’t want to. Believe me, I understand....

‘I’m not drunk enough’: ‘Hard hitting news’? This is CNN in one photo - Twitchy, Who Said What on Twitter

Zo on PJ: Why Katrina Buses Weren't Ready, But Illegal Immigrant Buses Are

New Polls On Millennials Show the Future Belongs to Conservatives, But Only If They Do 3 Things

A recent Reason-Rupe poll of 2,000 respondents between the ages of 18 and 29 show some conservative leanings when it comes to attitudes about government effectiveness, efficiency, and corruption. - IJ Review

The following are some of the most notable results that jibe with a “conservative” worldview:

73 percent of millennials favor allowing private accounts for Social Security...

64 percent of millennials say cutting government spending by 5 percent would help the economy...

59 percent say cutting taxes would help the economy...

57 percent prefer a smaller government providing fewer services with low taxes, while 41 percent prefer a larger government providing more services with high taxes... MUCH MORE at the link.

Democrats Like Guns When Their Congressional Candidate Shoots The GOP

Democrat candidate for Congress Estadio Beltran wielded a shotgun in his latest campaign video to shoot a GOP republican elephant piñatai before riding away on a donkey. - Conservative Outiftters

Friday, July 11, 2014

Bloggers, Surveillance and Obama’s Orwellian State

Advancements in technology have fueled this White House's obsession with controlling the message. - TIME

Obama Administration Paying Locals $6,000 a Month to HOUSE ONE ILLEGAL MINOR

Obama Administration is not only using tax dollars to advertise… but also using tax dollars to pay more than $6000 a month to house ILLEGALS—NOTE the Tax Free reference in the ad. - Gateway Pundit


An ad placed in the Penny Saver Newspaper in Murrieta, California is seeking "loving, compassionate parents to provide a loving home" for illegal immigrant minors, according to a local reader of the publication.

Cindy Lemos, another Murrieta resident, told Breitbart Texas that she called the number on the advertisement. She said, "I called this afternoon and the gentlemen I spoke to told me that they are receiving the illegal immigrants but that none of them are under the age of 12. I asked him where all the younger children were... he told me that he was wondering the exact same thing."

◼ And, back in January: Newly Revealed Contract Proves Obama Planned Border Invasion Doug Ross

Immigration: A federal employment ad posted in January showing that 65,000 unaccompanied minors will enter the U.S. illegally shows that the administration expected this cross-border child abuse and encouraged it.

Concrete evidence has shown up proving our earlier assertion: The breach of our border by waves of unaccompanied alien children was orchestrated by the administration based on a strategy straight out of the playbook President Obama studied as a community organizer. His goal is to get his way on immigration reform by overwhelming the U.S. Border Patrol and collapsing an already weakened system.
The evidence comes in the form a government contract solicited in January by the Department of Homeland Security. The listing asked for "Escort Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children" in expectation of the arrival of 65,000 minors on our southern border without their parents or guardians.

The operative language in the listing is the statement by DHS/Immigration and Customs Enforcement that they expect there "will be approximately 65,000" alien minors requiring assistance. This is a significant increase from the 5,000 minors who are detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement annually. It also strongly suggests not only advance knowledge of the human catastrophe about to unfold but a lack of any effort to stop it....

Paging Rose Mary Woods: Obama’s Unbelievable Missing IRS Emails

It’s relatively easy to wave away a single scandal. It’s one of the hardest tricks in politics to wave away concerns that you wave away concerns too much. - James Poulos/Daily Beast

...Leading Democrats, not just in the White House, have been lulled into a false sense of security by what they see as the manic, knee-jerk criticism that dominates the right wing. Obama’s reputation for neglecting problems he sees as beneath him has been cast in an even more unflattering light by the varieties of dismissiveness on display in his party. Whether it’s Hillary Clinton’s trademark evasive laugh or Nancy Pelosi’s infamous incomprehension of the constitutional issues surrounding Obamacare, too many top Democrats are seen too often acting as if no reasonable opposition to their agenda can even exist.

This, more than any one scandal, is likely to hobble the party for the next few election cycles. It’s relatively easy to wave away a single scandal. It’s one of the hardest tricks in politics to wave away concerns that you wave away concerns too much.

Strong quake hits Japan, triggering tsunami

Japan's Meteorological Agency says the quake struck early Saturday 10 kilometers (6 miles) below the sea surface off the coast of Fukushima, northeast of Tokyo. - AP

The Truth About Iraq - And why it matters

As the jihadists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) capture territory and establish a caliphate stretching across the now-eradicated Syria-Iraq border, hard-won gains secured with American blood and treasure are being lost. We are watching the rise of potentially the gravest threat to our national security in a generation, one that surpasses even the threat we faced on 9/11. - DICK CHENEY AND LIZ CHENEY/The Weekly Standard

Against this backdrop, as we debate what our response should be, it has become fashionable in some quarters to say, “Let’s not relitigate Iraq.” It’s not politically expedient, this line of argument goes, to discuss why we invaded Iraq in the first place, or the lessons we learned. This view is wrong on the history, misguided on the politics, and dangerous as a matter of policy....



Illegal aliens are being allowed to fly on commercial airliners without valid identification, according to the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC). “The aliens who are getting released on their own recognizance are being allowed to board and travel commercial airliners by simply showing their Notice to Appear forms,” NBPC’s Local 2455 Spokesman, Hector Garza, told Breitbart Texas.

“This is not the CBP [Customs and Border Protection] or another federal agency renting or leasing an aircraft, these are the same planes that the American public uses for domestic travel,” said Garza.

“This just adds insult to injury. Not only are we releasing unknown illegal aliens onto American streets, but we are allowing them to travel commercially using paperwork that could easily be reproduced or manipulated on any home computer. The Notice to Appear form has no photo, anyone can make one and manipulate one. They do not have any security features, no watermark, nothing. They are simply printed on standard copy paper based on the information the illegal alien says is the truth.”

Spokesman Garza continued, “We do not know who these people are, we often have to solely rely on who they say they are, where they say they came from, and the history they say they have. We know nothing about most of them, ICE releases them into the American public, and now they are boarding aircraft at will with a simple paper document that anyone can easily alter or reproduce themselves.”

Recount in California controller’s race raises questions, anxiety for registrars

Election officials across California on Monday began preparing for a historically large hand recount in the state controller’s race amid uncertainty about how to coordinate an effort involving thousands of precincts in 15 counties. - Sacramento Bee

California’s Low On Water? Time to Fine the Water Resources Board Not Its Citizens

link - Tom Del Beccaro/Fox&Hounds

California is in the midst of one of its many droughts. To combat the current drought, the otherwise do-nothings of the California Water Resources Board are proposing to fine citizens they call “water hogs” $500 per day. Instead of fining helpless consumers, California’s government should do its job for once and seriously increase water supplies.

It is well known that California is the most populated state in the Union, with more than 38 million people. Its population was just under 20 million in 1970, when the bulk of its current water storage and delivery systems were already built. In other words, the California governments have done very little to significantly increase water supplies in over 40 years, even though its population has doubled during that period of time....

Rather than face the reality that California is subject to drought, what has California government been doing? Not much beyond talking.

As we all know, the President and others are selling the canard that the current drought is the result of global warming or climate change. The fact that we had decades- long droughts years before industrialization doesn’t matter to them as they bloviate over a drought of several years.

Simply stated, California government has other priorities – priorities which to them are far more important that ensuring that 38 million people have water. They include:
A High Speed Rail project, mired in lawsuits and of uncertain costs – at least $68 billion but perhaps double that amount, and

A 2004 $3 billion stem cell bond program ($6 billion with interest) that has produced no approved therapies but has, according to the AP, resulted in “the opening of sleek buildings and gleaming labs at a dozen private and public universities built with matching funds” without any cures in the pipeline. Of course, now they want more money.
California legislators spend millions more on nonessential items like $2.7 million for a new swimming pool in Calexico near the Mexican border – during a drought. California is also spending an additional $46.6 million to build up to 54 hydrogen fuel stations to serve a state of 158,648 square miles. That is one station for every 2,938 square miles. Hope you don’t get stranded.

Rather than waste money on such projects, which can’t possibly be more important than water, California should look to places like Singapore to learn what a responsible government should be doing.

Emergency rationing in Rio Dell after state curtails junior water rights - Will Houston/Times-Standard

The board curtailed the rights of 129 junior water rights holders after finding river levels were "insufficient to meet the needs of senior water rights holders."

"This condition of curtailment will continue until water conditions improve," the board's notice states. "Even if there may be water physically available at your point of diversion, that water is necessary to meet senior water right holders' needs that you are not entitled to divert."

A fired up Megyn Kelly lit up Nancy Pelosi Thursday night on The Kelly File over the House Minority Leader’s comments earlier in the day on the SCOTUS Hobby Lobby decision.

Here’s the line that got Megyn so riled up: - IJ Review
“We should be afraid of this court, that five guys are determining which contraceptives are legal or not.”

True the Vote Files Motion Against Mississippi GOP: Destruction of Absentee Documents, Double Voting & Discarded Legal Votes

link - Jim Hoft/Gateway Pundit

On Thursday True the Vote, the nation’s largest voter integrity organization, filed a lawsuit against the Mississippi Republican Party for destruction of absentee ballot documents, double voting and discarded legal votes found statewide.

True the Vote reported:
True the Vote (TTV), the nation’s leading voters’ rights and election integrity organization, today filed a motion with the Jackson Division of the U.S. District Court, requesting temporary restraining order and injunctive relief be issued against the Mississippi Republican Party and all defendants to prevent further tampering, redaction, or destruction of voter records by Defendants or their agents.

“Defendant county commissioners have continued to violate federal law by preventing access to election records. Now, we think we know why,” said True the Vote founder, Catherine Engelbrecht. “If the affidavits we now have regarding the destruction of election documents and other similarly stunning findings are true, then no Mississippian, no American, can trust the results of this election.”

True the Vote will be providing the Court with dozens of full detailed affidavit reports, containing stunning evidence of election subversion, including:

** Destruction of voters’ absentee ballot applications and mandatory envelopes;
** Illegal alteration of poll books;
** Cross-over and double voting;
** Absentee ballots marked “Accepted” but unopened.

“Based on all we have seen — and all we have not been allowed to see — we now believe that unless the Court steps in, illegal voting will go unchallenged, voters’ rights will be diluted, voters’ trust will be violated – and an unlawful and inaccurate election may be certified by the State of Mississippi,” said Engelbrecht.

President Obama's buzzed on suds great adventure

President Obama was absolutely swamped the other night, staving off the munchies at a pizza party in the Mile High city, hobnobbing as headliner at numerous Democrat shindigs, collecting big bucks from big donors all day. - Sarah Palin/FOX

Whew. Exhausting. Especially exhausting must be trying to change pace and pivot through the fundraising parties, knowing they’re thrown by those much maligned “fat cats” (Obama’s words, not mine).

The president conveniently disparages these fat cats in public, but in private their group hugs are a whole lot of cuddlin,’ purrin’ and rolling over for more tummy tickling from the one who feeds them. And it wasn’t hairballs any felines coughed up Tuesday just to hear Obama talk…and talk…and talk some more....

But, seriously, our commander-in-chief is busy, as Rome burns. For instance, after satisfying those munchies in Colorado, he carved out room for some super duper important games of pool in a bar with that state’s enabling governor. Ironically, Hickensooperdooper is his name. I think. Anyway, Obama won. He told us so. (Funny, he always wins. Golf, basketball, brackets and bets, his grand pronouncements afterward is always, miraculously, humph, he won again!)

Whew. Racking balls, getting buzzed on suds, maybe humming “Rocky Mountain High” while kicking it in those Rockies, hard choices had to be made – stripes or solids? And that beer – do I drink it if the mountains aren’t blue? Talk about miscues.

President Obama was in Texas next. No time to visit the porous U.S. border, but lots of time for more fancy talkin’, photo-opin’ and fundraisin’. No plugging holes this time down South.

Now, some of the above examples of frivolous, inefficient, über-partisan, distracting events that fill the president's busy days are not impeachable offenses. They’re just, well, offensive....

...when you next hear politicians denounce Barack Obama as a lawless imperial president with a destructively scandal-riddled administration, ask them what they’re going to do about it. Mark Levin asked precisely that on Fox’s “Hannity” Wednesday night, then answered it with rock solid remedies that are our only hope.

With all due respect, listen up, politicians; you’ve ignored your 7th grade American government lessons long enough.

I’ll repeat Levin’s gentle reminder that the Constitution provides the remedy for a president who commits “high crimes and misdemeanors.” If Senators aren’t ballsy enough to use their power of the purse to stop this nonsense, then they must hand the baton to the House and support our representatives in impeachment proceedings.

Stay tuned.

Three reasons to impeach President Obama - David Freddoso/Washington Examiner

Sarah Palin: It Is Time To Impeach Obama - Laura Ingraham

Conservative icon Sarah Palin wrote an op-ed for Breitbart in which she criticizes Obama?s stance on illegal immigration. She said: ?Without borders, there is no nation. Obama knows this. Opening our borders to a flood of illegal immigrants is deliberate. This is his fundamental transformation of America.? She went on to call for Obama?s impeachment, saying ?It?s time to impeach; and on behalf of American workers and legal immigrants of all backgrounds, we should vehemently oppose any politician on the left or right who would hesitate in voting for articles of impeachment.

“This is a humanitarian crisis but it's largely the result of the impression that the president isn't interested in enforcing the law"

How a campaign move on immigration is haunting Obama now - Susan Crabtree/Washington Examiner

The Crisis on the Border - Peggy Noonan/Wall St. Journal

No one who wants to help has authority, and no one with authority is helping....

All this gives normal people a feeling of besiegement and foreboding. Is a nation without borders a nation? Washington's leaders seem to recognize what's happening as a political problem, not a real problem. That is, they betray no honest alarm. They just sort of stand in clusters and say things.

There seem only two groups that view the situation with appropriate alarm.

One is the children themselves, dragged through deserts to be deposited here. To them, everything is a swirl of lights, color and clamor, and shouting and clanking. A reporter touring a detainment center in Texas noted a blank, lost look among some of the younger children. Every mother knows what that suggests. Children who cry and wail anticipate comfort: That's why they're crying, to alert those who care for them that something is wrong. But little children who are blank, withdrawn, who don't show or at some point know what they're feeling—those children are in trouble.

The other group feeling a proper alarm is normal Americans, who are seeing all this on TV and who judge they are witnessing a level of lawlessness that has terrible implications for the country....

America is the house that is both falling apart and under new stress. Those living within it, those most upset by what they're seeing, know America has big problems—unemployment, low workforce participation, a rickety physical infrastructure, an unsound culture, poor public education. And of course discord of all sorts—a lot of mad squirrels running around the attic. They know America can't pay its bills. They fear we're living on the fumes of greatness. They want us to be strong again. Watching our border collapse doesn't look like a harbinger of progress.

Here it must be said that those who live comfortable lives can afford to roll with the historical punches. But people who are not affluent live closer to the ground, and closer to the country's deterioration. The rougher America becomes, the more they feel the abrasion. They're not protected.

And they know no one wants to be in charge, wants to seize this thing and take responsibility. The mind-boggling fact is that everyone in charge more or less suggests they're powerless to do anything. And the children keep coming....

Thursday, July 10, 2014

John Boehner: This is a problem of the president's own making

John Boehner: This is a problem of the president's own making

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, got heated when speaking to reporters on Thursday about the growing crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. - Washington Examiner

Capitol Update (Thursday, July 10, 2014)

President’s Message

I hope everyone had a very happy 4th of July with family and friends. Summer is in full swing!
Most clubs go dark in the summer and we are busy with vacations or relaxing at the beach, a lake or in the mountains but we still have important work to do, especially in an election year. 

The summer provides us with many opportunities to register more Republican voters at summer block parties, arts & crafts fairs, volunteering at County fairs, candidate events, or walking precincts and working at phone banks. During election season be sure you always carry not just voter registration forms but also you club brochures and membership applications!  We need to continue to recruit more members so we can have an army of boots on the ground in November to GOTV.  Keep a supply of forms, brochures and applications in your car trunks as well.  You never know when you will meet a new Republican so be prepared! 

Be sure to send in your voter registration information to your Division Voter Registration Chair each month.  CFRW has a very exciting contest with certificates and even a trophy to help inspire you to register even more voters  during this critical election cycle.   The more Republicans we register to vote the more Republican votes we have to help our candidates win and the greater number of members we can appoint to the CRP.   

Don’t forget to keep track of all your volunteer hours on a monthly basis. You might want to carry a small calendar with you to record the hours you work, and remember to include the travel time to and from a volunteer event. Club President’s be sure you appoint a Volunteer Hours Chair for your club to collect and tally all the volunteer hours your club puts in. There will be 6 awards given at the 2015 NFRW Convention so keep adding up your hours!  Check out the CFRW website for more information.  Remember you want to include volunteer hours from July 1, 2013 -June  30, 2015.

If you have not seen the movie America, please check out a location in your area and invite friends to join you. Dinesh D’Souza offers a passionate and sharply reasoned defense of America, knocking down every important accusation made by progressives against our country.   This is a movie every voter needs to see, so lets all help get the word out. 

God Bless America
Thank you for all you do,
Working Together To Make A Difference

Recount in CA

California is in the midst of a recount for the state controller’s race. The Republican candidate, Ashley Swearengin, was the top vote getter for this race. Battling it out for second place is Democrat Board of Equalization member Betty Yee and Democrat Assemblyman John Perez. Perez called for a recount in 15 counties when his campaign saw that only 481 votes separated him from Yee’s second place finish. With just over 4 million votes cast in the State Controller’s race, this is the closest election margin in California history. The recount efforts in 15 counties will also be the largest recount in California’s modern era. But Perez is only calling for votes to be recounted in counties where he did well, as Yee said in a statement, “Cherry-picking only the 15 counties that he won, and sorting the precincts within the counties to reflect his strongest areas indicates that he has no interest in a fair and impartial recount.” In L.A. county alone, the recount could cost as much as $1 million and the candidate pays the bill. The 15 counties have been working overtime to certify the recount ballots by tomorrow, July 11th.

NFRW Talking Points- The Hobby Lobby Decision
  • Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled (5-4) in favor of Hobby Lobby.
  • Hobby Lobby is a closely-held private company. The evangelical owners of the Oklahoma-based craft chain claimed the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare") violated their First Amendment right to religious freedom. The Supreme Court agreed.
  • The case is about religious freedom, not contraception
    • The health care plan that Hobby Lobby provides its employees covers 16 of 20 types of contraceptives mandated under the Affordable Care Act.
    • The four it does not cover are considered abortifacients (i.e., IUDs and the morning-after pill).
  • Speaker of the House John Boehner remarked, "The mandate overturned today would have required for-profit companies to choose between violating their constitutionally-protected faith or paying crippling fines, which would have forced them to lay off employees or close their doors." 
    • Hobby Lobby employs 13,000 people.
    • Hobby Lobby voluntarily pays its full-time employees at least $14 an hour - almost twice the federal minimum wage.
  • The Hobby Lobby decision adds momentum for Republicans seeking to regain control of the Senate by highlighting the ongoing problems with the Affordable Care Act, which passed by the narrowest of margins on a partisan vote.
  • Earlier the same week, the Supreme Court struck down another example of government overreach - unanimously determining that President Obama exceeded his authority by making "recess appointments" to the National Labor Relations Board during a brief Senate break

Rep. Stockman: We just filed resolution to have Lois Lerner arrested; Updated with full text of resolution

Stay tuned… - Twitchy

On NPR, Ex-NBC Reporter Lisa Myers Agrees With Sharyl Attkisson: Media 'Less Eager' to Hold Obama Accountable

“Overall, the mainstream media has been less eager to hold this administration accountable than it was to hold the Bush administration accountable.”

It’s Laughable How Much Cheaper It Would Be to Send Illegals Back Than Approve Obama’s $3.8 Billion

Former Congressman Ernest Istook (R-Oklahoma) has a plan to deal with tens of thousands of illegal immigrants who have arrived on the southern border in recent weeks: Fly them home. - IJ Review

From his column in The Washington Times:
At the unofficial reported cost of $250 per person per day, President Barack Obama is proposing we spend $1.8 billion “to provide appropriate care for unaccompanied children.” That works out to 19,726 minors for a year.
The $250 a day figure compares with the $667 one-way cost of an airline ticket from McAllen, Texas, to Guatemala City, Guatemala, according to both Orbitz and Priceline. The combined airfare for 29,358 passengers would be $19.6 million. That is one-half of 1 percent of President Obama’s overall $3.8 billion request.

Volume discounts and government rates would yield even lower fares. But even without discounts, sending everyone home right away saves taxpayers 99.5 percent!

It’s also closer to fly them from McAllen to Guatemala City than to Murietta, California. Only 1,297 miles compared to 1,549 miles. And no protesters.
In fact, as Istook points out, repatriation of illegal aliens is the only legal solution to this crisis under federal law...

Have we really gotten to the point where the media is so desperate to protect this President that they're debating the "coach vs. first class" question while ignoring the fact that $14 million is way, way, way, way, waaaaaaaay less than $3.7 billion? - Herman Cain

On Tuesday, Tom Coburn (R-OK) went on CNN's Crossfire to discuss the Obama-orchestrated flood of illegals. The President wants $3.7 billion dollars to deal with the problem, but Coburn had a different solution. “For less than $20 million we can fly them all back - first class.”

The next day, Coburn made the claim again - but this time he said it would cost "under $20 million."

Well, the eagle-eyed fact checkers at the Politico weren't about to let such an egregious flip-flop go. No-siree-bob! They pounced with a story called "Coburn's tickets home just went up."

According to the worst website in the world, there's just no way Coburn could put every illegal in first class for the amount of money he was claiming. So he had to "revise his estimate." Busted!!

In a move almost as cowardly as President Obama's refusal to cancel a game of pool in order to visit the border crisis he created, "Coburn’s office did not respond to several requests for comment."

"What I've said to my team is 'get me out of Washington,'” the president told donors at the event.

President Barack Obama may look back on this week as the time when he dropped all pretense of political decorum... - Reuters

Obama has a long list of grievances with Republicans who control the House of Representatives, who have blocked much of his second-term agenda. Problem No. 1 is the lawsuit that House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner is threatening to file over what Republicans feel is Obama's wanton use of executive orders to skirt around congressional inertia.

"You hear some of 'em, 'sue him, impeach him,'" Obama said, then added a sarcastic, "Really?"

"For what? You're going to sue me for doing my job? OK. I mean, think about that, you're going to use taxpayer money to sue me for doing my job, while you don't do your job?"

The crowd applauded.

"Sometimes I feel like saying to these guys, 'I’m the guy doing my job. You must be the other guy,'" he said....

Obama skitters, scampers and scuttles away from failure

Skitter away from your red line in Syria. Scamper off to a meeting you'd previously nixed with Texas Gov. Rick Perry. - Michael Barone/Washington Examiner @michaelbarone

Scuttle as much as the Constitution as you can, at least until you get called on it by 9-0 majorities in the Supreme Court, as the justices did on recess appointments, warrantless cellphone searches and $75,000 a day fines for disturbing supposed wetlands.

It’s not a very effective way to make public policy and it tends to put you in an embarrassing public posture. But that’s what happens when you start off believing you know all you need to know and that the world is endlessly enchanted with you.

Ted Cruz says Obama is more interested in seeing wealthy trial lawyers than ‘suffering’ immigrant children

On Wednesday, the president defended his decision to not visit the border by noting that the current immigration issue is “not theater” and that he is more interested in “solving a problem” than in “photo ops.” - Red Alert Politics

Texas Senator Ted Cruz quickly took the president to task for his “theater” comment. In an interview with Fox News on Wednesday night, Cruz remarked, “You know, apparently, the theater he’s interested in is seeing the home movie theater of wealthy Texas trial lawyers, and he’s interested in getting checks from wealthy Texas trial lawyers, but he’s not interested in seeing the poor immigrant children who are suffering,”

Obama really STEPPED IN IT this time! He just put his foot in his mouth with latest excuse for not visiting the border. - CNS

Obama: 'This Isn't Theater...I'm Not Interested in Photo Ops' ... Obama claims the border crisis isn't a Photo-Op just days after Photo-Op session at Denver bar.

20 Reasons Obama’s Line About Not Being ‘Interested in Photo-Ops’ is Knee-Slapper of the Century - IJ Review

DEATH TRAIN: Mexican train derails, stranding 1,300 migrants headed toward U.S. - Reuters ◼ Via Drudge

'Death Train' Derails in Mexico...
Stranding 1,300 Migrants Headed Toward USA...
PHOTOS: Obama Laughs His Way Through Border Meeting - PJMedia
Perry: 'I Don't Know' if he heard me - Breitbart
Houston black woman goes on EPIC rant about illegals...
VIDEO: African Americans Confront Immigrant Supporters...
MAG: Amnesty disaster for black workers...
Muslim prayer rug found on AZ border...
Volunteers work to identify bodies of dead children...
Shipment to San Diego halted...
Administration turns to churches to avoid clashes...
Feds begin dumping at SoCal diocese...
CNN Anchor Unleashes Tirade Over Protesters Blocking Buses...
Planeloads continue to land in El Paso...

Emails Point to IRS Officials Using Instant Messages

What Lois Lerner told her IRS colleagues not to say in emails - Mark Tapscott/Washington Examiner

Messages Weren't Routinely Archived, Adding to Lawmaker Concerns About Document Handling - Wall St. Journal

The latest emails suggest that IRS officials used a separate instant-messaging system whose contents also weren't preserved.

The emails raised new questions for some lawmakers about Ms. Lerner, the now-retired head of the IRS tax-exempt-organizations division who has become a focus of the inquiry.She wrote the emails to an IRS information technology official and the head of her division's audit unit.

"I was cautioning folks about email and how we have had several occasions where Congress has asked for emails and there has been an electronic search for responsive emails—so we need to be cautious about what we say in emails," Ms. Lerner wrote. "Someone asked if [instant messaging] conversations were also searchable—I don't know, but told them I would get back to them. Do you know?"

"[Instant] messages are not set to automatically save as the standard; however the functionality exists within the software," the IRS official wrote back. "My general recommendation is to treat the conversation as if it could/is being saved somewhere, as it is possible for either party of the conversation to retain the information and have it turn up as part of an electronic search."

"Perfect," Ms. Lerner replied.

EPA claims it has the power to garnish wages without court approval

The Environmental Protection Agency has quietly claimed that it has the authority to unilaterally garnish the wages of individuals who have been accused of violating its rules. - FOX

According to The Washington Times, the agency announced the plan to enhance its purview last week in a notice in the Federal Register. The notice claimed that federal law allows the EPA to "garnish non-Federal wages to collect delinquent non-tax debts owed the United States without first obtaining a court order."

The notice went on to say that the EPA had fast-tracked the new rule, enabling it to take effect September 2 unless the agency receives enough adverse public comments by August 1. The EPA said the rule was not subject to review because it was not a "significant regulatory action."

The EPA has claimed this new authority by citing the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, which gives all federal agencies the power to conduct administrative wage garnishment, provided that the agency allows for hearings at which debtors can challenge the amount or the terms of a repayment schedule....

The conservative Heritage Foundation claimed that the rule gives the EPA "unbridled discretion" over the process of challenging fines. David Addington, group vice president for research at Heritage, told the Times that the rule not only puts the burden of proof on the debtor, rather than the agency, but also allows the EPA to decide whether a debtor even gets a chance to present a defense before picking whomever it chooses to serve as a hearing officer.

The amount of money the EPA has collected in fines has increased steadily since President Obama took office. In 2012, the agency took in $252 million in fines, up from just $96 million in 2009.

Here's the outrage du jour: the EPA claims it can garnish your wages without a court order. Didn't Americans once have a revolution against taxes imposed without our consent? - Allen West

In essence, the EPA believes it can levy a fine — a tax — against an American as part of its own “behavior modification.”

It occurs to me that Americans have had to contend with such actions before. As a mater of fact, it was addressed in a list of grievances by a fellow named Thomas Jefferson in a document called the Declaration of Independence.

About half-way through his list of grievances, Jefferson wrote about the King of Great Britain that, “He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent out hither Swarms of Officers to harass our People, and eat out their Substance.” As well as “imposing Taxes on us without our Consent.”

The U.S. Constitution gives Americans the right to “petition their government for redress of grievances.” So how have we come to a point where the EPA can just write a punitive rule against our citizens?

Fox reports “the EPA had fast-tracked the new rule, enabling it to take effect September 2 unless the agency receives enough adverse public comments by August 1. The EPA said the rule was not subject to review because it was not a “significant regulatory action.” The EPA has claimed this new authority by citing the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, which gives all federal agencies the power to conduct administrative wage garnishment, provided that the agency allows for hearings at which debtors can challenge the amount or the terms of a repayment schedule.”

EPA Regulations Killing Family-Owned Peach Orchards - Daily Caller

Democrats plan on making Hobby Lobby their midterm message

So says Politico’s Jennifer Haberkorn, but color me skeptical. Not of Haberkorn’s reporting on the subject, which accurately takes the temperature of the rhetoric from the Left, but of the bravado coming from Capitol Hill Democrats in the dog days of July. - Ed Morrissey/HotAir

Democrats claim they want to make a midterm fight over a relatively narrow Supreme Court decision that doesn’t restrict access to contraception in any way as a means to fire up their “war on women” rhetoric and turn out their base in what looks like a dismal election cycle... Good luck with that strategy, red-state Democrats.

Senate Democrats Propose Law to Force Christians to Pay for Abortion Drugs - John McCormack/Weekly Standard

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

GOP: Lerner warned IRS employees to hide information from Congress

A newly released email from former IRS employee Lois G. Lerner, sent just as the tea party targeting scandal was erupting, warned colleagues to “be cautious” about what information they put in emails because it could be turned over to Congress. - Washington Times

“I was cautioning folks about email and how we have had several occasions where Congress ask asked for emails and there has been an electronic search for responsive emails — so we need to be cautious about what we say in emails,” Ms. Lerner wrote in an April 9, 2013, message.

...The email was turned over to the House oversight committee last week, more than a year after lawmakers sought it as part of their investigation into the IRS targeting.

Republicans said the email shows Ms. Lerner was aware Congress was probing the agency and that she was preparing to intentionally hide agency discussions from lawmakers.

Ms. Lerner’s emails have become a major scandal in and of themselves after the IRS revealed that her computer hard drive crashed in 2011, causing the agency to lose thousands of her messages.


Dem. Congressman: ‘Floored Me’ to See Obama Shoot Pool Rather than Visit Border - Andrew Johnson/National Review
At least one Democratic congressman is “very very upset” with the idea that President Obama was shooting in Denver with Colorado governor John Hickenlooper today rather than visiting the southwestern border.

“When I saw that, it just really floored me,” said Representative Henry Cuellar of Texas, who has been quite vocal in his criticism of the administration’s handling of the issue. “If he’s saying he’s too busy to go down to the border, but you have time to drink a beer, play pool, the optics and the appearance just mean he’s not paying attention to this humanitarian crisis.”
Dem. Rep. Rips Obama: 'Aloof,' 'Bizarre,' and 'Detached' - Daniel Halper/Weekly Standard
"He's so close to the border. And let me say this: when I saw, and I hate to use the word bizarre, but under the circumstances, when he is shown playing pool in Colorado, drinking a beer, and he can't even go 242 miles to the Texas border, and plus, if he doesn't want to go down to the border, there's the Air Force Base where HHS is holding some of the young kids from the border. He could at least make that trip to San Antonio, but again, border community leaders wants to see him down there on the border, and I think the optics and the substance of it is that he should show up at the border," said Cuellar.
MSNBC: Why Was Obama Shooting Pool and Drinking Beer? - Washington Free Beacon
Andrea Mitchell’s crisis of confidence in Obama - HotAir
In a display of contempt for the press, his party, and anyone else demanding Obama observe good “optics” by visiting the border, the president allowed himself to be filmed last night enjoying a beer and playing billiards with Colorado’s Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper....

Minutes later, Mitchell invited Cecilia Muñoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, on her program to defend the president. It was brutal.

“With all due respect, the reality on the ground is that the administration did not stay ahead of this,” Mitchell observed. “The impression – the reality is – that the White House has been slow to react.” She noted that “optics” is a stand-in phrase synonymous with leadership, and implied that Obama had declined to display any.

“Leadership does involve showing the concern,” Mitchell later added after playing a portion of Cuellar’s veritable denunciation of Obama.

“So far, the politics aren’t working and the substance isn’t working,” she concluded. “Somebody’s got to revisit this.”
White House warns: Stop criticizing... - National Review
Feds using tax dollars to buy Monopoly games, toys for illegals... - Washington Times
PHOTOS: Crossers Wearing 'Obama Shoes'... - Daily Caller
Flying migrants back home 'would be 99.5% cheaper'... - Ernest Istook/Washington Times
We taxpayers are expected to house, feed, clothe and care for almost 30,000 illegal aliens for a full year, according to the White House’s official request. That’s a small city.
Instead, we could fly all of them home for one-half of 1 percent of the $3.8 billion that President Obama proposes we spend. That’s a savings of 99.5 percent!

...Most of his proposal is to pay living expenses. At the unofficial reported cost of $250 per person per day, President Barack Obama is proposing we spend $1.8 billion “to provide appropriate care for unaccompanied children.” That works out to 19,726 minors for a year. (The official term for them, written into federal statute, is “undocumented alien children.” Not undocumented immigrants, migrants or refugees. Those other terms are efforts at propaganda.)
In addition, Obama wants another $879 million “for detention and removal of apprehended undocumented adults traveling with children,” and “alternatives to detention programs” for these adults. He blends “removal” with “detention” to make it impossible to determine how many removals are planned.
If the money is all for detention, then the $250 per person reveals the plan is to house 9,632 adults for a year at taxpayers’ expense.
Ted Cruz Sends Map With Directions From Fundraisers To Border Towns... - CBS Houston
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has joined Texas Gov. Rick Perry in calling on President Barack Obama to visit the Mexican border personally, with Cruz sending Obama actual directions to the border from the president’s planned fundraiser stops in Austin and Dallas.

Cruz took to Twitter to invite Obama to take a look at the border itself amid a growing immigration crisis along the southern border with Mexico.

“If President Obama wants to have a real border meeting with @GovernorPerry, here are a couple suggested detours,” Cruz tweeted on Tuesday....

The maps show driving routes from Austin to the border town of Laredo (235 miles, 3 hours) and Dallas to border town McAllen (506 miles, 7 hours and 29 minutes).

Perry also took to Twitter last week to invite President Obama to the border.

“@BarackObama: While in TX next week, I invite you to tour the border with me to see firsthand what is happening there. CC: @WhiteHouse,” tweeted Perry.

Megyn Kelly Takes on Former NOW President Over Attack on Little Sisters of the Poor

In case you missed it earlier this week, the National Organization for Women [NOW] put the Little Sisters of the Poor on their "Dirty 100" list. - Katie Pavlich/Townhall

The bottom line is NOW isn't interested in defending the rights of women, they're interested in defending big government policies. Last time I checked nuns were women too, but for some reason the National Organization for Women isn't interested in defending their right to freedom of religion, but is interested in defining women by the pills they take. It's a shame NOW supports the heavy hand of government forcing women to do things that are against their beliefs.

You can read more about NOW and their anti-woman, big government agenda in my new book ◼ Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women.

Costco’s Removal Of Dinesh D’Souza’s ‘America’ Proves To Be A Massive Backfire As It Soars to the Top

Talk about karma. Costco, a discount chain co-founded by a major Democratic donor, faced the wrath of the almighty dollar after stripping its shelves of Dinesh D’Souza’s bestselling book America: Imagine The World Without Her. - IJ Review

According to Newsbusters, after Costco announced that it was dropping D’Souza’s work, the book soared to #1 on Book reviewers on the web site made clear their opinion of the retail giant....

Caving to consumer ire, Costco has announced that it will be restocking the book immediately, according to Fox News’ Megyn Kelly. Liberal intolerance – meet ticked off Americans.

‘We Have Made the Decision to Reorder the Book’: Costco Reverses Decision to Remove ‘America’ Book From Stores - The Blaze

'Clearly Political': D’Souza Reacts After Book Is Pulled Off Costco Shelves - FOX

Now, the Costco CFO said the book will return to shelves and denied that the books were pulled for political reasons, instead blaming lackluster book sales. “America,” however, is number one on Amazon and on track to become a bestseller.

..."This is clearly a political decision that they made. I think it's because of their alliance with the Obama administration and now they're feeling the heat so they're trying to figure out how to wriggle out of it," he said.

Hannity then laid out examples of Costco getting high praise from President Obama, along with the company's former CEO donating $100,000 to the Obama campaign in 2012. Costco employee donations to the Obama campaign totaled more than $200,000 for 2008 and 2012 combined.

D'Souza says those political leanings shouldn't result in Costco changing how it does business, arguing their customers are from all over the political spectrum.

"The left in this country has so much intolerance that they not only try to go after me through the courts, but they also figure out: let's try to ruin this guy's livelihood, let's try to make sure people don't see his film, let's try to make sure they don't buy his books. And the left is willing to wage that kind of a scorched-earth campaign through a company like Costco," he said.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Renowned Climatologist/Supermodel Tyra Banks Tells Us Why Women Won’t Be Sexy Like Her In The Future

According to supermodel Tyra Banks, most women’s bodies won’t be very sexy in the future. The reason? Wait for it…global warming. - IJ Review

Yes, in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, Tyra dropped the bombshell – along with nine other predictions. But, it’s number 3 that has the world’s women (and men) in a collective gasp:
Global warming will threaten our crops so natural food will be scarce. Hourglass, curvy bodies will be the aspirational beauty standard, representing that those women have access to bounties of fulfilling yet healthy food, which means they are affluent.

Why Teenagers Today May Grow Up Conservative

There was a time not so long ago when the young seemed destined to be liberal forever. Americans in their teens and 20s were to the left of their elders on social issues. They worried more about poverty. They voted strongly Democratic. - New York Times

...Some political analysts believe that teenagers are already showing less allegiance to the Democratic Party than Americans in their 20s, based on recent polling data. My own sense is that their argument rests on small, noisy sample sizes, and Mr. Taylor, of Pew, is also skeptical. The larger point, however, remains: The Democrats face challenges with today’s teenagers that they did not face with today’s 25- or 30-year-olds....

Well-connected rookie judge to preside over Khattala Benghazi trial

link - Washington Post
Just three months into his tenure on the federal bench, and before his formal investiture ceremony later this week, newly minted U.S. District Judge Christopher “Casey” Cooper has been handed one of the most high-profile and politically sensitive American terrorism cases in recent years.

Cooper, who was confirmed by the Senate in March, has been randomly assigned by the court’s selection system to preside over the U.S. government’s case against Ahmed Abu Khattala, a suspected ringleader in the deadly attack on U.S. outposts in Benghazi, Libya.
D.C. Whispers: MUST KNOW Information Regarding Pending Khattala Trial - Ulsterman

...Khattala had been residing in Libya in plain sight since the 2012 Benghazi Massacare, even granting interviews to the media. The Obama administration appeared unwilling, or disinterested, in placing him into custody.

That is, UNTIL Congress moved forward with the Trey Gowdy led select committee into Benghazi. Suddenly, the administration was pushing the media to cover the story that Khattala had been captured and was on his way back to the United States to face trial in a public court – treating the Benghazi Massacre as a criminal act, not a military one, thus ensuring the military would not control the trial, but rather the Obama Justice Department would....

Cooper was confirmed in March of 2014. Just two months later, the Obama White House declares that Ahmed Abu Khattala has been captured and will be facing trial in New York.

Judge Christopher Cooper has been selected to preside over the Khattala trial.

Now...Check out this blurb buried within a Washington Post story on the upcoming Khattala trial published yesterday:
Cooper, 47, was part of the Obama administration’s transition team and is one of the more connected people in D.C. legal circles. His wife, Amy Jeffress, is a former national security adviser to Attorney General Eric Holder.

As an undergraduate at Yale, Cooper’s roommate and close friend was John Rice, brother of President Obama’s National Security Adviser Susan Rice.

Flashback, Obama Mocks GOP on Border Security: ‘They’ll Want a Moat’ and ‘Alligators in the Moat’

“So, here’s the point,” said Obama, speaking outside to a crowd in El Paso. “I want everybody to listen carefully to this. We have gone above and beyond what was requested by the very Republicans who said they supported broader reform as long as we got serious about enforcement. All the stuff they asked for, we’ve done.”

He continued, “You know, they said we needed to triple the Border Patrol. Or now they’re going to say we need to quadruple the Border Patrol. Or they’ll want a higher fence. Maybe they’ll need a moat. (Laughter.) Maybe they want alligators in the moat. (Laughter.) They’ll never be satisfied. And I understand that. That’s politics.”

“But the truth is the measures we’ve put in place are getting results. Over the past two and a half years, we’ve seized 31 percent more drugs, 75 percent more currency, 64 percent more weapons than ever before,” he said. “And even as we have stepped up patrols, apprehensions along the border have been cut by nearly 40 percent from two years ago. That means far fewer people are attempting to cross the border illegally.”

According to the Department of Homeland Security, more than 181,000 illegal immigrants have crossed the Rio Grande Valley Sector of the U.S.-Mexico border since October 2013. More than 52,000 of these were unaccompanied minors, a 99 percent increase from the same time period in fiscal year 2013.

LICE SO BAD 'They Can Be Seen Crawling Down' Their Faces!
Border Patrol Tells Agent: 'Cease and Desist' from Speaking with Media...
MS-13 Gang Members Leave Graffiti on Walls of Processing Center...
Minors Admit to Engaging in Torture, Murder...
Sheriff: Feds Releasing Criminals into AZ...
Hundreds released in MD...
Churches Providing Housing for Illegals...
HHS Official: 'Jesus Was Refugee'...
CLAIM: Residents Asked To Shelter Children -- In Their Homes!
FLASHBACK: Obama Mocks GOP on Border: 'They'll Want a Moat and Alligators'...
SESSIONS: President has abandoned lawful duty to American people...

Obama Seeks 3.7 BILLION DOLLARS to Meet Surge of Kids Crossing Border

link - Daily Signal

Obama’s request is nearly double the amount he originally signaled last week. Most of the money in his request, made public today, would be used for detention facilities to hold the children and other border crossers from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras....

Notably, Obama did not ask Congress to change a 2008 law — passed unanimously and signed by President George W. Bush — that requires unaccompanied children from Central America to be provided housing, united with relatives, and scheduled for a hearing in immigration court.

Obama had indicated last week that he would seek to revise the law, the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, to allow for accelerated deportations of children from Central America — as can be done with those who cross into the U.S. from Canada or Mexico.

Seven horrific examples of the real 'war on women'

1. Malala Yousufzai, shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting education for women

2. Fakhra Younus, attacked with acid after leaving her abusive husband

There is a war on women, but it's not in America. It's taking place every day across the globe where women are denied basic human rights like health care (and not just for abortions), education, and in many locales, even the ability to be seen in public without a male relative present. - Ashe Schow/Washington Examiner

Women in such areas — mostly, though not only, in the Middle East — are not simply second-class citizens; they are mere property, to be used, abused and disposed of in whatever manner their owners — fathers, husbands, brothers — choose.

Doctors in California are speaking out about the stark difference between the Obama administration’s promises about how the Affordable Care Act would reduce the number of uninsured Americans using emergency rooms and improve their access to primary healthcare and reality.

When You Go to the Emergency Room in California, You’ll Have Obamacare to Thank for New Problems - IJ Review

What they’re finding is that it’s having exactly the opposite effect.

Obamacare Overwhelming California ERs, Spiking Wait Times - Washington Free Beacon

The chairman of the Ventura County, Calif., Democratic Central Committee celebrated the Fourth of July weekend by accusing Republicans of backing Nazis and discussing the size of conservative men’s genitals on Twitter.

How the Ventura County Democratic Chair Spent His Fourth of July on Twitter - Washington Free Beacon

Atkins, an “online activist” who was elected to head the Ventura Democrats in 2012, spent the holiday marking America’s independence attacking Republicans as racists and backers of the Nazis during WWII.

“Do you have the freedom to vote without a poll tax or getting fire hosed because of your skin color? #ThankaDemocrat,” he tweeted....

On July 5, Atkins went after conservative men, saying they “generally know they can’t compete in a battle of wits or in the bedroom. Violence & superstitition [sic] is all they’ve got.”

“Conservative men are afraid that if women can have ‘consequence free sex’, their wives will leave & their daughters will disobey them. Good,” he tweeted.


Bestseller disappearing as companion movie hits theaters - Jerome Corsi/WND

The book, in this midterm election year, is a strong rebuttal of the progressive ideology behind President Obama’s policies, which have been supported by Costco co-founder and director Jim Sinegal, a major Democrat donor and a speaker at the 2012 Democratic National Convention that nominated the president. A Washington Post political reporter has noted Obama’s “romance” with the nation’s second-largest retailer.

At, D’Souza’s book, released June 2, is ranked No. 5 overall and No. 1 in Political Commentary and Opinion.

Costco has sold more than 3,600 copies of “America” nationwide, with about 700 copies sold last week as D’Souza’s film by the same name opened at more than 1,000 movie theaters nationwide.

But Costco’s book department issued the “pull-order,” requiring all Costco stores nationwide to remove the book, confirmed Scott Losse, an inventory control specialist in the book department at the Costco Wholesale corporate office in Issaquah, Washington, a suburb of Seattle....

In total, Costco has given $100,000 to Obama and another $100,000 to Priorities USA, the pro-Obama super PAC.

Concerned individuals may contact Costco President and CEO W. Craig Jelinek by email or by calling (425) 313-8100 and/or Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President Richard A. Galanti by email or by calling (425) 313-8100.

Costco denies political motive for pulling D'Souza's book - Jerome Corsi/WND

Galanti confirmed to WND the “pull order” was in effect and that D’Souza’s book is in the process of being removed from Costco stores this week, with the goal to have all copies of D’Souza’s book out of Costco stores nationwide and shipped back to the vendor no later than July 15.

He said the decision to pull D’Souza’s book was not political but was based solely on sales, arguing Costco’s national goal is to market books that show up on the New York Times bestseller list.

The book will make the New York Times list July 13....

Google May Be Misdirecting Searches for Dinesh D’Souza’s America - Moonbattery

Dinesh D’Souza’s eloquently expressed patriotic message certainly must throw a scare into the anti-American Obama Regime. Its most stalwart defenders will go to any length to prevent people from hearing what D’Souza has to say. Obamunist Costco is pulling his best-selling book America off the shelves. Rabidly left-wing Google appears to have been doing its part to prevent people from seeing the movie version...

Sen. Graham: Cut Off Aid to Countries That Don't Keep Their Illegal Kids Out of the US

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” proposed Sunday that the U.S. cut off aid to countries whose unaccompanied illegal minors enter the U.S. if those countries “don’t keep them and take care of them.” - Melanie Hunter/CNS
“About a third of the little girls are raped in the process of getting here. It's a humanitarian problem, but it's apart from immigration reform. This is a specific problem created by an impression that if you get to America, you can stay. We have got to turn that impression around, send these children back to their homeland and tell countries in question if you don't keep them and take care of them, we're going to cut all aid off,” Graham said.

Bill O’Reilly: Obama Administration Said for Years the Border Was Secure – ‘The Public Was Sold a Lie’ (Video) - Jim Hoft/Gateway Pundit

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Rebuffs Handshake with Obama on His Fundraising Visit, Has a Much Better Offer - IJ Review

Texas Governor and potential presidential aspirant Rick Perry (R) has said “thanks, but no thanks” to an offer to meet President Obama when he arrives at the Austin airport on Wednesday.
It is common practice for a state’s governor to meet the U.S. president at the airport, as a welcoming gesture. But Perry said in a letter to the White House that a brief greeting on the tarmac wasn’t going to be good enough, according to a report by the Austin American-Statesman.
I appreciate the offer to greet you at Austin-Bergstrom Airport, but a quick handshake on the tarmac will not allow for a thoughtful discussion regarding the humanitarian and national security crises enveloping the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas.

I would instead offer to meet with you at any time during your visit to Texas for a substantive meeting to discuss this critical issue. With the appropriate notice, I am willing to change my schedule to facilitate this request.
Obama has taken heat for his planned trip to Texas, during which he has fundraisers planned, but no scheduled visits to the border, according to Politico. The White House has downplayed the criticism, saying that the President is not concerned with the “optics” of the visit.

Carly Fiorina Unloads: ‘The War on Women Is Shameless, Baseless Propaganda’

In response to a panel question on CNN Sunday, Fiorina bluntly stated, “A lot of women, me included, are sick of the ‘war on women.’” She went on to call it “shameless, baseless propaganda. There’s no fact to it.” - CNS

Monday, July 7, 2014

The Obamas Have Spent Over $44,351,777.12 In Taxpayer Cash On Travel



Third group of illegals dropped in CA - CBS 8
The group of about 140 immigrants, who entered the United States illegally in Texas, were flown into Lindbergh Field late this morning and then bused to a U.S. Border Patrol facility in San Ysidro for processing.

On Tuesday, an initial group of the same size arrived in San Diego and were driven to Murrieta, where crowds of angry protesters blocked their entrance to a USBP facility, prompting authorities to take them instead to San Ysidro.
Murrieta Mayor: Feds Never Contacted Us About Dumping Illegals in Our City (Video) - Gateway Pundit
“We’re a very small town. It’s a bedroom community of about 106,000 and the air is clean and the people are beautiful… As far as we know, Murrieta is still a destination point. So we have every reason to expect more buses to arrive in Murrieta. Border patrol and Homeland Security has not answered any of those questions. We just anticipate more coming. Border patrol… At the national and the Department of Homeland Security, we have yet to hear from them with a short term and long term plan. So we’re really in the dark.”
As illegal immigrants continue to spill across the U.S.-Mexico border, federal authorities are attempting to relocate the migrants from South Texas to housing facilities in states across the nation. One such facility is located in Murrieta, California, where a large group of protesters recently blocked a bus full of migrants from arriving. The protesters remain there, adamant that illegal immigrants don't get dumped in their town. But soon the concerned citizens may be forced to step down--Breitbart Texas has learned that federal agents plan to arrive in Murrieta on Monday with riot gear to ensure that another busload makes it to the housing facility.

Henry expressed frustration at the fact that the illegal immigrants are being "rewarded" for breaking the law--after illegally crossing the border, they receive a slew of taxpayer subsidized benefits like housing, food, education, vocational training, and legal counsel. Most are then released onto U.S. soil.
When U.S. citizens break the law, on the other hand, they pay the price. "If any one of us were to roll through a stop sign, we'd be pulled over and ticketed," Henry noted.
On June 4th Breitbart Texas' Managing Director Brandon Darby broke the news that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) would be relocating illegal immigrants from Texas to California. Within moments of that story being published, the official Twitter account of the San Diego CBP tweeted at Darby, insisting the report was “erroneous” and asking for it to be removed from the internet.
Days later the San Diego CBP deleted the tweet from their official account. Subsequent reports, outlining plans to fly immigrants to Southern California, proved CBP had indeed planned the relocation all along.
It is unclear how the border crisis will be handled moving forward, especially given that many U.S. citizens oppose the migrants being shipped by the hundreds to their communities.
Showdown 'might get ugly' - Breitbart Texas
On Sunday Breitbart Texas broke the news that federal agents accompanying the bus will have riot gear and shields, in order to push back the crowd. Despite this, the protesters have no intentions of backing down--rather, the group is preparing for a showdown that one resident told Breitbart Texas "might get ugly."
Sources on the ground in Murrieta told Breitbart Texas that many protesters have already gathered in the town this morning in anticipation of the busload. Law enforcement is there, too.
"There are at least 60 officers here," John Henry, a Murrieta resident since 1991, told Breitbart Texas. "Most of them are local law enforcement like the Murrieta Police and others from the Riverside Country Sheriff's Office. But I have seen at least 10 or 15 federal agents here as well."
According to Eric Odom, the La Raza members told him they were there to “protect the children.”

Murietta counter protesters want to ‘blast’ racist white people - Twitchy
LAPD Will No Longer Comply With ICE Hold Requests - CBS LA
“The federal government is in charge of enforcing federal immigration laws, not us at the local level,” Garcetti said in a speech at City Hall. “That responsibility can’t be forced onto local law enforcement officials who already have stretched budgets.”
Militia groups organize - Brownsville Herald
'Operation Secure Our Border' - Houston Chronicle
CRUZ: 95% Coming to get Amnesty...
Is this 'Obama's Katrina'?
Tuberculosis spreading at camps...
More illegals from China crossing...
Email Shows Feds Struggling To Find Housing...
Leaked 'Homeland' Memo: 99.9% of illegal minors from Central America evade deportation...
Protesters Pack Streets Outside Federal Building In Downtown LA; Hundreds March In Downtown LA To Support Immigrant Rights - CBS LA
‘No questions from reporters permitted’ during tour of Fort Sill holding site - Twitchy

Cox Radio’s Jamie Dupree reports that federal officials “are slapping limits on members of the news media who want a glimpse inside” the facilities holding unaccompanied minors who have flooded across the U.S.-Mexico border in recent weeks.

Dupree writes in his Washington Insider blog that, according to an HHS email to journalists, reporters signing up for the 40-minute tour of Fort Sill in Oklahoma “won’t exactly be allowed to do anything related to their jobs while on the tour of the facility.” Not permitted:
No recording devices allowed for reporters
No questions from reporters permitted during the tour
No interactions with staff or children
No on-site interviews with HHS staff before or after the tour
No photos of the facility – photographs will be provided by HHS

Obama will get his Martial Law.

There’s also the fact that Obama could see a little of himself in Warren. Both were law professors at fancypants law schools. Both would have had very little political experience before they ran for president. Also, like Obama, Warren is expected to invigorate progressives and idealists in the Democratic Party

President Barack Obama has vowed to throw his complete support behind Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren if she chooses to run for president in 2016, writes Ed Klein in the New York Post. - Daily Caller

Obama has ordered his political svengali, Valerie Jarrett, to convince Warren, who currently has two years of experience as an elected official, to run against the Clinton machine in 2016.

There have been secret meetings, Klein says.

This means Warren: Obama backs challenger to Hillary - Ed Klein/New York Post

Obama has authorized his chief political adviser, Valerie Jarrett, to conduct a full-court press to convince Warren to throw her hat into the ring.

In the past several weeks, Jarrett has held a series of secret meetings with Warren. During these meetings, Jarrett has explained to Warren that Obama is worried that if Hillary succeeds him in the White House, she will undo many of his policies.

He believes that the populist Warren is the best person to convince the party faithful that Hillary is out of touch with poor Americans and the middle class. Warren, in his view, would carry on the Obama legacy after he leaves the White House.