Saturday, August 16, 2014

Judge Jeanine: “The D.A. Rosemary Lehmberg Is A Drunk!” (Video)

“The indictment of Texas Governor Rick Perry for abuse of his veto power and coercion of a public servant – is pure unadulterated hogwash! It makes D.A.s like me cringe in embarrassment,” she thundered. “No one disputes that the law gives the governor the power to veto funding.” - Nice Deb

Rick Perry indictment looks, walks and quacks like political power play - Le-gal In-sur-rec-tion

The criminalization of routine politics only seems to apply to Republicans.

...Travis County itself is notoriously liberal, but you have to wonder just how bad it must be for Battleground Texas and their democrat friends statewide, if they’re forced to bank all expectations on a political play that’s almost certain to fail.

Rick Perry Punches Back Against Indictment - Red State

Of course, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Rick Perry is not going to take this revenge indictment by Rosemary Lehmberg lightly. I mean, who on Earth would have the temerity to suggest that a prosecutor arrested for a DWI should step down from her office*?

This Indictment Of Rick Perry Is Unbelievably Ridiculous - Jonathan Chait/New York Magazine
The conventions of reporting — which treat the fact of an indictment as the primary news, and its merit as a secondary analytic question — make it difficult for people reading the news to grasp just how farfetched this indictment is.
Jonathan Chait Is Correct: “This Indictment Of Rick Perry Is Unbelievably Ridiculous” (With Bonus Detailed Legal Analysis!) - Patterico

In a shocking revelation today, it was revealed that the Department of Justice had the videotape footage of Michael Brown robbing a liquor store in Ferguson, but actually told the police department NOT to release it to the public.

And why would the Obama administration not want the video to come into the public view? - IJReview

◼ And then: A Witness Conversation Unknowingly Captured at the Scene of the Ferguson Shooting is a Game-Changer - IJ Review

The original video poster appears sympathetic to the narrative that Mike Brown was shot unarmed with his hands in the air. But he unknowingly picks up conversation between a man who saw the altercation and another neighbor....

Dr. Ellen McKnight: Remove the Caps from Health Savings Accounts

This eloquent physician explains to Scott Ott everything going wrong with the medical system. Medicaid and the ACA cannot solve the issues; let private citizens choose their own healthcare. - PJ Media

Bobby Jindal: Your Kid Deserves Better Than Common Core

Jindal said Common Core has become more bureaucratic than educational. - Philip Wegmann/The Daily Signal
Jindal Admin: Common Core Is Illegal Federal ‘Scheme’ - Daily Caller

As World Boils, Fingers Point Obama’s Way

“Apparently,” he said in frustration the other day, “people have forgotten that America, as the most powerful country on earth, still does not control everything around the world.” - New York Times

Protecting Obama, stupidly

A Photographer Deleted This Scandalous Photo of Obama From Her Instagram After it Went Viral - IJ Review

Book Publisher Afraid That Bergdahl Book Proposal Will Harm Obama - Daily Caller

(The) senior editor of Atria Books, which is a part of Simon and Schuster, what these soldiers have to say about Bergdahl isn’t as important as protecting Obama from criticism for swapping five Taliban leaders for Bergdahl.

“I’m not sure we can publish this book without the Right using it to their ends,” Sarah Durand wrote in an e-mail to one of the soldier’s agents, obtained by Yahoo! “[T]he Conservatives are all over Bergdahl and using it against Obama, and my concern is that this book will have to become a kind of ‘Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.’”

Simon and Schuster covers for Obama - Red State

Memory Holes: The Falsification of history -

Friday, August 15, 2014

The Right Scoop: The headlines rang out Friday night that Governor Rick Perry was indicted in Texas for coercion and abuse of power. But not all is at it seems.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is indicted, accused of abusing his power - LA Times
...Travis County Dist. Atty. Rosemary Lehmberg was arrested last year on drunken-driving charges. She turned belligerent after police stopped her, and a videotape of her aggressive behavior in custody was widely circulated in the Texas media.

Perry threatened to veto $7.5 million in funding for the public corruption unit in Lehmberg’s office unless she stepped down, saying he could not support continued funding “for an office with statewide jurisdiction at a time when the person charged with ultimate responsibility for that unit has lost the public’s confidence."

Lehmberg served a jail sentence of about three weeks but refused to quit, and Perry followed through on his veto threat.

A left-leaning government watchdog group filed a complaint against Perry, which resulted in the appointment of a special prosecutor, who presented his case to the Austin grand jury....

Even before her arrest and conviction, Henson said, “the Travis County District Attorney’s Office was seen by detractors as a tool for liberals to prosecute Republicans.”

Lehmberg, who remains in office, had no immediate comment on the indictment.
Here’s the UGLY DUI video of the District Attorney that Rick Perry got INDICTED over - The Right Scoop

From CNN:
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, was indicted Friday on felony charges of coercion of a public servant and abuse of his official capacity.

The two counts against Perry, a Republican, stem from his threat to veto funding for a public integrity unit run by Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg unless she resigned, the special prosecutor in the case, Michael McCrum, said.
But the reason he was trying to get Lehmberg to resign was because she was arrested for a driving drunk, which should have caused her to leave office herself:

Texas Gov. Rick Perry indicted for alleged abuse of veto power: More Texas political games, or the real thing? We analyze. - Le-gal In-sur-rec-tion

FYI: The charges against Rick Perry were brought forth by "Texans for Public Justice". - Ulsterman

This is a far left group funded in part by George Soros, the Rockefellers, etc. This same group attempted the very same thing against G. W. Bush in 2000. This time though, they were better prepared, even better funded, and apparently, even more motivated to crush Rick Perry. The ultimate goal is not to prevent Rick Perry from running for president, but rather to turn Texas blue and secure every national election from that point on....

Democrats indict Gov Perry (R) for trying to clean up anti-corruption unit. Gov Cuomo (D) is free after disbanding anti-corruption unit. If we want to talk about fairness, let's talk about the Democratic Party's attempt to illegally damage Republicans. - Ali A. Akbar

Texas' Perry indicted for coercion over veto threat?
Demanded drunk official step down...
VIDEO: Rosemary gets Revenge!
Jailers had to restrain...
Perry Lawyer: 'Political abuse of court system'...

‪#‎Obama‬: Strongly Approve: 21%... Strongly Disapprove: 41%... Index: -20

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) disapprove

Capitol Update (Friday, August 15, 2014)

President's Message 

The Dorothy Andrews Kabis Internship offers three young women the opportunity to spend up to six weeks in our nation’s capitol at the NFRW headquarters.  The internship provides housing in the DC Area, and round trip airfare.  Last year CFRW unfortunately did not receive even one application for this incredible opportunity.
I would like to give our clubs a challenge when you start getting back to business in September and that challenge is to actively recruit applicants for this NFRW Program. The applicants  must be U.S citizens, undergraduate college students age 21and over, completed high school but not yet graduated from college.  They must have a knowledge  of government, interested in politics , including campaign experience and office clerical skills.
The best way to find potential applicants is to  contact a college or universities near you, check if they have a College Republican club,and get to know some of the young women who are members. College Republican woman will definitely have the government and political skills the Dorothy Kabis Internship requires for applicants! Encourage one or a few of the young women to fill out applications,you might be helping them achieve a very special opportunity!       
Getting to know the college Republicans is also a great opportunity for your club to help mentor some of those young Republicans,  invite them to attend your meetings, if some of the young women are interested in joining get them involved with some Federated projects.  Remember these young women are the FUTURE of the Federation. 
Applications for the Kabis Internship must be submitted to the State President by January 6, 2015, no later!!  We can send multiple applications from California to NFRW which makes this program even more exciting, we have many more opportunities for a young woman from California to win an internship with NFRW next summer. What an honor it  would be for your club if you applicant won!  More details for the Dorothy Andrews Kabis Internship can be found on the CFRW website .
Continuing to increase our membership is always a # one priority.  Increasing our membership allows us to get more involved with many different projects in our communities. Recruiting  and retaining our members helps us build stronger clubs and a stronger Federation. In election years it is even more important that we continue to build our numbers so we can have more boots on the ground to GOTV.  We are still behind in membership numbers from  2013, which is not good for an election year. But I am sure we will increase our numbers over the next few months. I want to congratulate the clubs who have reached 100% of 2013 numbers this month:
Chico,NapaVintage,Nevada County, Solano, Sonoma Valley,Tulelake Basin, Blossom Trail,Inyo County, Kings County,Latinas United, SETCO,Tulare, Capistrano Valley, Chula Vista-Bonita,
Diamond Bar,Fullerton,Intermountain, La Jolla, Lake San Marcos,Lakeside, Point Loma, Rancho La Habra, San Fernando Valley, Santa Monica, South Pasadena, Temecula Valley,
Whittier. We also have 30 clubs who are only 10 members or less from 100% of 2013 numbers and I know you can reach the 100% goal very soon, then on to Victory in November!
Working Together To Make A Difference
Thank you for all you do,
God Bless America
Action Alert! 
The end of this legislative session is only two weeks away! That means that our legislators are quickly passing bills from the Appropriations Committees and back to their houses for a floor vote. Now is the time that we need you to call YOUR representative and ask them to vote NO on these bills:
AB 1522 (Gonzales, D): Would require all California employers to provide paid sick leave to all their employees. This would drive businesses out of California! Call your SENATOR and ask them to VOTE NO! 
SB 1077 (DeSaulnier): Would create a pilot program for taxing Californians based on the number of miles they drive everyday, called "Mileage Based Fees". Since the Democrats aren't getting the tax revenue they thought they would from gas taxes since many Californians drive hybrids, this is their creative solution to reach in to the pockets of hard working Californians and take what they can. Call your ASSEMBLY MEMBER and ask them to VOTE NO on SB 1077! 
Find your Assembly member or Senator HERE. CALL AND URGE THEM TO VOTE NO!!
Club Spotlight
Check out the exciting Club Spotlight from CFRW Membership Promotion Chair,Gaylon Kastner, for some helpful tips on Recruiting and Retaining members. CLICK HERE!

Pete Peterson – A Breath of Common Sense for State Elections

Throughout a lengthy interview with Secretary of State candidate Pete Peterson, I was repeatedly struck with how normal he was. And in politics, “normal” is not the word that usually first comes to mind. Katy Grimes From The Flash Report

Peterson, a Republican, is running for California Secretary of State on a logical, smart, creative and very reasonable platform:

1. “Get what you pay for” government.
2. Quit driving jobs out of California by making life difficult for California businesses.
3. California is the world leader in technology and design – let’s use it to make government run better and get more Californians informed and involved.
4. More Californians/fewer Sacramento politicians in the ballot initiative process.
5. Follow the money: make it easy for you to track money in politics.

Peterson brings an interesting and important background to the job – he worked in printing sales and web design for years, before becoming the first Executive Director of Common Sense California, a bipartisan, nonprofit “think-and-do tank” devoted to improving civic participation throughout the state....

Pete Peterson for secretary of state - LA Times ENDORSEMENT
The race for the office of secretary of state is one of those down-ticket contests that usually don't garner much attention. This year, however, the race is among the most closely watched by political observers, for a number of reasons. First, the current secretary of state, Democrat Debra Bowen, is termed out, and an unusually diverse and talented group of candidates is seeking to replace her. When voters get their ballots, they'll see the names of state legislators, a government watchdog, a Republican operative turned no-party-preference political reformer, and a civic engagement expert....
LA Times Endorses Peterson for CA Sec of State - Michael Warren.Weekly Standard
Pete Peterson for California secretary of state: Endorsement - LA Daily

Meet Pete Peterson September 6th at Baywood. Humboldt GOP is hosting a MEET THE CANDIDATES luncheon September 6th, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Baywood Golf and Country Club in Arcata. He'll be there with Neel Kashkari, Ron Nehring, Greg Conlon, Ronald Gold, Matt Heath, Dale Mensing and James Theiss. Tickets are $30 per person. Call Humboldt GOP for info and to make reservations 442-2259

Desperate Democrats Are Campaigning As Republicans

Democrats Say "Republicans are Terrible" But Campaign as Republicans - NRSC

Our friends at the DSCC never miss an opportunity to bash the Republican brand. While that really isn't surprising, considering the source, it is at odds with nearly ALL the candidates they are supporting.

In many battleground states, vulnerable Democratic senators and candidates are so worried about losing in November that they are doing something shocking: pretending to be Republicans.

Alaska Senator Mark Begich, Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor, Minnesota Senator Al Franken, Virginia Senator Mark Warner, Georgia's Michelle Nunn, and West Virginia's Natalie Tennant have all made this shift. They have run ads highlighting Republican leaders, policies and "bipartisan" efforts....

Obamacare Chief Ordered Official To Delete Emails

“Right on cue, when the going gets tough, the Obama administration proclaims it can’t find the documents,” said committee chairman Rep. Fred Upton. “And now we know that when was crashing, those in charge were hitting the delete button behind the scenes.” - Daily Caller

House Republicans are seeking emails from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services officials to discover exactly how Obamacare and’s rollout went so wrong. But it turns out that last October, Tavenner directly told CMS’s communications director, Julie Bataille, to delete an email chain with White House officials about and contractor Serco.

“Please delete this email-but please see if we can work on call script,” Tavenner wrote to Bataille, upon receiving an email chain which discussed talking points on getting through the then-nonfunctional Obamacare website and the efforts of Obamacare contractor Serco....

Sharyl Attkisson Uncovers Yet Another Obama Scandal – One the White House Has Been Denying All Along

Attkisson has revealed in her latest investigation that the Obama administration has released more than 600 illegal immigrants with criminal records in early 2013. - Independent Journal Review

Thursday, August 14, 2014

"The town of the scene of an unfolding drama that will be cited for years to come as a what-not-to-do manual for police forces...The dominant visual aspect of the story...has been the sight of overpowering police forces confronting unarmed protesters who are seen waving signs or just their hands."

Police Militarization in Ferguson — and Your Town - Walter Olson/CATO Institute
Why armored vehicles in a Midwestern inner suburb?

Federal grants drive police militarization. In 2012, as I was able to establish in moments through an online search, St. Louis County (of which Ferguson is a part) got a Bearcat armored vehicle and other goodies this way. The practice can serve to dispose of military surplus (though I’m told the Bearcat is not military surplus, but typically purchased new) and it sometimes wins the gratitude of local governments, even if they are too strapped for cash to afford more ordinary civic supplies (and even if they are soon destined to be surprised by the high cost of maintaining gear intended for armed combat).
The left professes ignorance about conservative, libertarian concerns over police militarization - Noah Rothman/HotAir
Among right-of-center elected officials, several have spoken out:

“Reporters should never be detained — a free press is too important — simply for doing their jobs,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) wrote on his Facebook on Thursday. “Civil liberties must be protected, but violence is not the answer.”

Together, we should all mourn the loss of life in Ferguson, Missouri and work to keep our communities safe and free. Police officers risk their lives every day to keep us safe, and any time a young man loses his life in a confrontation with law enforcement, it is tragic.
The famously libertarian congressman Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) expressed great dismay over the situation unfolding in Missouri:

Images & reports out of #Ferguson are frightening. Is this a war zone or a US city? Gov't escalates tensions w/military equipment & tactics.

— Justin Amash (@repjustinamash) August 14, 2014

Many were confused by Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) apparent silence on the situation in Ferguson. It turned out that he was penning a definitive article for Time in which he insisted that the police must be demilitarized....

It is shocking to learn today that so many on the left appear utterly unaware of the vigorous debate conservatives have been engaging in over the increasing militarization and heavy-handedness of the police. The conservative columnist S.E. Cupp has compiled a fairly comprehensive list of voices on the right who have sounded the alarm over police forces exceeding their authority.
We Must Demilitarize the Police - Sen. Rand Paul/TIME
There is a systemic problem with today’s law enforcement.

Not surprisingly, big government has been at the heart of the problem. Washington has incentivized the militarization of local police precincts by using federal dollars to help municipal governments build what are essentially small armies—where police departments compete to acquire military gear that goes far beyond what most of Americans think of as law enforcement.

This is usually done in the name of fighting the war on drugs or terrorism. The Heritage Foundation’s Evan Bernick wrote in 2013 that, “the Department of Homeland Security has handed out anti-terrorism grants to cities and towns across the country, enabling them to buy armored vehicles, guns, armor, aircraft, and other equipment.”

Bernick continued, “federal agencies of all stripes, as well as local police departments in towns with populations less than 14,000, come equipped with SWAT teams and heavy artillery.”

...The militarization of our law enforcement is due to an unprecedented expansion of government power in this realm. It is one thing for federal officials to work in conjunction with local authorities to reduce or solve crime. It is quite another for them to subsidize it.

Americans must never sacrifice their liberty for an illusive and dangerous, or false, security. This has been a cause I have championed for years, and one that is at a near-crisis point in our country.
How America’s Police Became an Army: The 1033 Program - Newsweek
The Pentagon Equipped Ferguson’s Police Dept. - The Fiscal Times

1.6 Billion Rounds Of Ammo For Homeland Security? It's Time For A National Conversation
A May 7th solicitation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeks "the commercial acquisition of submachine guns [in] .40 Cal. S&W." - Breitbart
Why Is the Post Office Buying Bullets? - Bloomberg Business Week 4/21/14
This Is Why NOAA Supposedly Ordered 46,000 Rounds Of Ammunition - Business Insider 8/14/12
National Weather Service Follows DHS In Huge Ammo Purchase - Infowars 8/14/12

Legal Immigrants Outraged At Obama’s Enabling of Illegals: A “Stinging Slap in the Face”

Lament of a Legal Alien - MANMEET SINGH/Wall St. Journal via RIGHTWINGNEWS.COM

My desire to come to the United States was born out of ambition, not desperation. I stood in every line there was, beginning at the U.S. Embassy in my native India and then here, filled out every form that needed to be filled out, and made copies and certified copies of all the documents that were needed to prove that I was who I said I was.

At every point I was warned that if I lied or falsified information or tried to find work other than the job I was authorized to do in the U.S. there would be serious consequences. In particular I was warned about the rather grave repercussions if I chose to stay here illegally....

I have been here for seven years and have been married to a U.S. citizen for a little over three years. The reason I am still on a visa is that I signed a clause with the U.S. government that said that I would work in a medically underserved area for a total of three years after my medical-residency training here, and that I wouldn't be able to wiggle out of this commitment even if I married a U.S. citizen. My wife and I often joke that if I came here illegally and married her then I would at least have had a green card by now....

People in my situation also probably represent the most law-abiding segment of the population. Any skirmish with the law—even one not involving violence—can result in loss of working privileges and possible deportation. A recent New York Times NYT +0.08% article about how legal immigrants' applications are being stalled because the officials who process files are overwhelmed with applications for deportation deferrals was a stinging slap in the face to all of those who chose to do the right thing and get here by following the rules.

The big-budget Hollywood film ‪#‎TheGiver‬ comes out tomorrow, Friday August 15th.

◼ Folks, this movie has a very positive conservative message. Go see it - MRC

Our reactionary leaders: Tied down with petty concerns and paralyzed by real crises

President Obama surprised the nation Thursday afternoon by showing up on his way to the golf course to deliver a statement on the death of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American man who was shot to death by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., and the increasingly volatile protests that the young man's death has inspired. - T. Becket Adams/Washington Examiner

Obama's remarks were preceded by a statement from Gov. Jay Nixon, D-Mo., who also called for calm and restraint after days of passive silence on the issue....

Remember: We are now entering into the second week of a town being torn apart over the shooting death of a reportedly unarmed 18-year-old -- and the president and Missouri’s governor have just now decided to make their presence known.

Yes, there’s always the question, “What would you have them do?” And this is an excellent question. Calmly assessing the situation, weighing the pros and cons of a given crisis before offering comment, is the mark of prudent and wise leadership.

However, in a situation where heavily armed law enforcement officials have been deployed to face off with American citizens, where the people are begging for their elected officials to listen to them, this hands-off approach, this silence from our leaders, is unacceptable. At the very least, they can offer a comment or some sort of effort to help alleviate tensions.

...America deserves better than this. The people of Ferguson deserve better than this. Michael Brown’s family deserves better than this.

Obama calls for calm, then golfs...

link - Judy Kurtz/The Hill
President Obama went straight from a press briefing to the putting greens on Thursday. Shortly after making remarks on the situation in northern Iraq and the escalating tensions in Ferguson, Mo., Obama headed to the Vineyard Golf Club, according to a White House press pool report.
"I would contend that discussing police tactics from Martha's Vineyard is not helpful to ultimately calming the situation," director Jim Pasco said in an interview with The Hill.

"I think what he has to do as president and as a constitutional lawyer is remember that there is a process in the United States and the process is being followed, for good or for ill, by the police and by the county and by the city and by the prosecutors’ office," Pasco added.

Pasco harkened back to 2009, when Obama criticized a Massachusetts police officer for arresting Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, when he was attempting to break into his own home. Obama said the officer had “acted stupidly.”

"That is one where the president spoke precipitously without all the facts," Pasco said, adding that the current situation "is a much larger and more tragic incident."

T E N S E - CBS St. Louis

More violence overnight in Ferguson...
Tear gas, smoke bombs vs. molotov cocktails...
Police Chief: 'It's a Powder Keg' - Breitbart

New Black Panther Party Takes Over News Conference...
Congressman calls for martial law...
Troopers take control of security...

NAACP appeals to UN...

H◼ OLDER: Police Should 'Consider' Becoming Racially Diverse - Business Insider
Holder Dispatches team that 'inflamed' Trayvon case - WND
Protesters Lash Out at Obama, Sharpton 'You Haven't Changed Nothin. F*ck Y'all' - Gateway Pundit

Obama's 'vacation from hell' - Politico

It hasn’t been all bad. Obama got the chance to tout the administration’s success in helping Iraq’s Yazidi religious minority escape from Mount Sinjar, which had been surrounded by fighters from the Islamic State.

And he is managing to squeeze in quite a bit of leisure time. He’s dined out with close friends. He’s hung out on the beach with his family. He’s played three rounds of golf.

On Thursday, he went from the podium where he delivered the statement on Ferguson to the Vineyard Golf Club faster than a ball driven by a 3-wood.

Obama departed the Edgartown School at 1 p.m. Four minutes later, he had arrived at the course.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Now, as the world comes crashing down upon him, along with his poll numbers and the increasingly disastrous prospects for his party in the November midterms, Mrs. Clinton has laid a bet.

Hammering Obama: Hillary has only begun - John Podhoretz/New York Post

Memo to President Obama: You should have made Hillary your vice president back in 2008.
She was the obvious choice. But you believed you were strong enough without her, and worried that Bill would be impossible to control.

Big mistake.

If Hillary were veep, she’d be inside the tent even now, biting her lip. Instead, she took her leave, wrote her book and is now taking aim — at you.

Hillary Clinton was and is your enemy. She says she’s your friend, but that’s what Iago told Othello.

In 2008, with blithe self-assurance, you took away from her the thing she most wanted — and as you did so, you allowed as how she was “likable enough.”

If she doesn’t still hate you for saying that in front of tens of millions of people on national TV, she’d be a better person than 95 percent of the people on Earth.

And she’s not....

She is betting she has two years to set herself up not as Obama’s natural successor but as his sadder-but-wiser replacement — the one who saw it go wrong, the one who watched as the mistakes were being made, the one who sought to mitigate or reverse those blunders to no effect, the one best able to take inspiration from a more successful, more centrist Democratic presidency....

But she has made her choice. If Obama stumbles, she’ll be there — with her ankle turned out, to trip him up still further and then, with a sad smile, claim credit for having known that the obstacle had been there in his path all along.

Hillary called Obama yesterday to assure him nothing in the interview was meant to be critical of him. Well said, Iago.

"Help Me Stay Rich, Colorado"

A grass roots group is running some terrific pro-fracking ads in Colorado. They feature a Middle Eastern sheik and a Russian oligarch pleading with Coloradans to help them stay rich by suppressing the production of American energy. They are funny and true, and therefore highly effective. - John Hinderaker/Powerline


The highly acclaimed school standards called Common Core are becoming so unpopular that they may soon be politically untouchable. The critics are piling on from Glenn Beck to the Wall Street Journal, with senior academics and activist parents in-between. - Human Events

The latest is a detailed criticism of the mathematics standards by a prize-winning math professor at the University of California at Berkeley, Marina Ratner. It is refreshing that her criticisms are very specific and include examples of assignments that parents can see are ridiculous....

Professor Ratner became alerted to the stupidity of Common Core by looking at the homework assigned to her grandson in 6th grade Berkeley middle school. Fractions are taught by having the kids draw pictures of everything, such as 6 divided by 8, and 4 divided by 2/7, and also by creating fictional stories for such things as 2/3 divided by 3/4. A student who gives the correct answer right away and doesn’t draw a picture or make up a story loses points.

Ms. Ratner concluded that Common Core is making simple math concepts “artificially intricate and complex with the pretense of being deeper, while the actual content taught was primitive.” The bottom line is that Common Core is inferior to the current good California standards, and the $15.8 billion spent nationally to develop and adopt Common Core was a gigantic waste.

College ready? That’s another deceit. Math experts are saying that Common Core standards are not preparing students for colleges to which most parents aspire to send their children.

The Common Core History Standards have just become available. Real scholars say they are a “stealthy” plan to teach kids a leftwing curriculum.

Vitriol? Opponents of Common Core hijack #SupportTheCore hashtag - Twitchy

When those who would oppose ISIS look to the West for support, they see Obama on vacation, shooting a few rounds of golf, while Hillary Clinton claims she secretly knew he was wrong about everything all along, but kept it to herself until now.

A HEADS-UP FROM ISIS - John Hayward/Human Events @Doc_o

Lazy minds respond only to visual stimulus. For some reason, the entire world is reeling in shock from the photograph ISIS jihadi Khaled Sharrouf posted of his 7-year-old son holding the severed head of a Syrian soldier, smiling like he’s posing with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle he just got as a birthday present...

The global threat Barack Obama never saw coming - the threat he and his teenage aides mocked people like Mitt Romney for warning us about, the menace Obama breezily dismissed as al-Qaeda’s junior varsity squad – keeps growing, and metastasizing. ISIS has laid the groundwork for its caliphate, and it’s pulling in recruits who believe in its vision from all over the world. There is little evidence their savagery is repelling anyone they’d want on their team – on the contrary, the head-chopping, mutilations, crucifixions, and live burials are an appealing demonstration of strength to recruits, and a weapon against the morale of their adversaries. And when those who would oppose ISIS look to the West for support, they see Barack Obama on vacation, shooting a few rounds of golf, while Hillary Clinton claims she secretly knew he was wrong about everything all along, but kept it to herself until now.

French Foreign Minister: When People Are Dying, It's Time to Come Back From Vacation - Ace Of Spades

‘Le burn!’ It’s THIS bad: Did the French foreign minister just slam vacationing Obama? - Twitchy, Who Said What on Twitter

Foreign Minister Asks EU Colleagues to Return From Vacation to Discuss Arming Kurdish Fighters - Wall St. Journal

Dana Milbank: Obama vacations as the world burns

President Obama must really be teed off. - Washington Post

Hillary Rodham Clinton, his once-loyal secretary of state and his likeliest successor, has gone rogue, criticizing his foreign policy as too timid.

Obama responded with not one but two rounds of golf.

Clinton, in an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg published by the Atlantic over the weekend, offered a withering comment on the Obama doctrine, described in shorthand by White House officials as “don’t do stupid s---.” Said Clinton: “Great nations need organizing principles, and ‘Don’t do stupid stuff’ is not an organizing principle.”

As the criticism became public, Obama was doggedly sticking with his plans to go on vacation — a decision that, if not in the category of stupid stuff, could fit under the heading of “tone deafness.”

It begins: Iraq crisis prompts Dems to dump on Obama’s foreign policy - HotAir

The Wall Street Journal observed on Sunday that President Barack Obama’s approach to foreign policy is drawing awful reviews from the critics. What critics? “James Steinberg, formerly the President’s Deputy Secretary of State, and Robert Ford, formerly his Ambassador to Syria,” and, delivering the unkindest cut of all, “Hillary Rodham Clinton, formerly his loyal Secretary of State.”

Steinberg said Obama’s decision to provide just limited support to the Kurds, and to direct all other aid through the Iraqi government which has intentionally dragged its feet, “just leaves you scratching your head.”

“Nothing we can point to that’s been very successful,” Ford said of Obama’s approach to the Syrian civil war.

President Barack Obama continues to lack a foreign policy doctrine which guides his approach to crises as they arise. With the best of intentions, the president’s admirers routinely try to rectify this oversight by crafting a doctrine for the president, leading to a variety of aborted experiments and unintentionally humorous episodes. One such attempt to define the Obama doctrine recently resulted in this gem: “Don’t do stupid s**t.”

Over 300,000 On The Brink Of Losing Obamacare Coverage


#9724; Video - Daily Caller

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

RIP Lauren Bacall.

Born Betty Joan Perske; September 16, 1924 – August 12, 2014
Lauren Bacall, legendary actress, dies at 89 - LA Times
A different kind of death, a different kind of life, but another Hollywood icon is dead: Lauren Bacall at 89 - neo-neocon
Goodbye to Lauren Bacall. - Althouse
“You Know How to Whistle, Don’t You Steve?”: Remembering Lauren Bacall - Slate


California is the land of redwoods, beaches, mountains, deserts, cities, farmland and more. But does it make sense for one state to have so much? California billionaire Tim Draper says no. He says the state is too unwieldy to govern. If you were to follow his lead and remake the Golden State, where would you draw the lines? Make up to 15 states. - LA TIMES

Life Under ISIS Religious Police is Brutal and Merciless

Enforcing Sharia in Raqqa: The Islamic State (Part 3) - Independent Journal Review

...The footage, shot by Vice, captures how intensely devout ISIS is in enforcing their twisted belief system. Aside from stopping a man and his wife on the street because his wife’s veil fabric does not fit Shari’a fashion, ISIS also has an all-seeing eye into community life within the Islamic State. Punishments from not living according to ISIS’s cruel laws include everything from whippings to execution....

Raw Footage From Iraq: It’s the Most Bone-Chilling Video You’ll See Today

CNN photojournalist Mark Phillips was on board a flight taking supplies to the Yezidi community trying to escape Islamic State fighters in Mount Sinjar, Iraq. His raw footage captures the emotional rescue by the Iraqi air force and Kurdish peshmerga. “There was not a dry eye on the aircraft,” CNN reported. - Daily Signal
Reports: Aid helicopter crashes over Mount Sinjar; NYT reporter on board [photos] - Twitchy

Genie, you're free.

The Academy issue heartbreaking tribute to Robin Williams ''Genie, you're free''
Awful news: Actor/comedian Robin Williams is dead in an apparent suicide; Update: Celebs tweet condolences; Update: Williams’ final tweet - Twitchy

Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters that even if the percentage is inaccurate, the "vast majority" of guns seized in crimes in Mexico come from the United States. And he should know, because it turns out he was sending them there!

The Biggest Scandal In U.S. History - Ann Coulter/Townhall's curious that Democrats all started telling the same lie about guns as soon as Obama became president. In March 2009, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced to reporters on a trip to Mexico: "Since we know that the vast majority, 90 percent of that weaponry (used by Mexican drug cartels), comes from our country, we are going to try to stop it from getting there in the first place."

As she sentimentally elaborated on Fox News' Greta Van Susteren show: "The guns sold in the United States, which are illegal in Mexico, get smuggled and shipped across our border and arm these terrible drug-dealing criminals so that they can outgun these poor police officers along the border and elsewhere in Mexico."

Suddenly that 90 percent statistic was everywhere....And then, thanks to Fox News -- the first network to report it -- we found out the 90 percent figure was complete bunkum....

This is what we know:

(1) Liberals thought it would be a great argument for gun control if American guns were ending up in the hands of Mexican criminals;

(2) They wanted that to be true so badly, Democrats lied about it;

(3) After they were busted on their lie, the Obama administration began dumping thousands of guns in the hands of Mexican criminals.

We also know that hundreds of people were murdered with these U.S.-government-supplied guns, including at least one American, U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry....

Unfortunately for the Democrats, some brave whistleblower inside the government leaked details of this monstrous scheme. As soon as Congress and the public demanded answers, Holder clammed up. He just says "oops" -- and accuses Republicans of racism.

THE NEW IRAQ WAR: “We may never know for sure if ISIS’s decisions were encouraged by Obama’s choices in Syria. What we know for sure is that ISIS metastasized in Syria and was not deterred because of anything Obama said or did so far”

Exclusive: Obama Told Lawmakers Criticism of His Syria Policy is 'Horsesh*t' - Josh Rogin/Daily Beast
After Underestimating ISIS, Obama Scrambles for Plan to Defeat Them - Josh Rogin/Daily Beast

Monday, August 11, 2014

BREAKING: HJTA achieves major legal victory as California Supreme Court strikes down Proposition 49.

This would have placed an "advisory measure" on the November ballot that we believed was a broad abuse of legislative authority, and would have served as nothing more than a glorified polling question. - ◼ Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association


Just watch: - The Right Scoop

Current Events Quiz...

RICK McKEE . . .

Conservatives Are Greatest Threat To Nation, Obama Suggests

Political conservatives are the greatest threat to the nation, President Barack Obama suggested in a kid-glove interview with the New York Times. - Neil Munro/Daily Caller

The GOP was first on the list of causes that Obama blamed for the political divisions that are blocking his agenda, such as increased immigration. However, his list also included a series of subsidiary causes that are actually consequences of underlying ideological conflicts and economic factors.

“While he blamed the rise of the Republican far right for extinguishing so many potential compromises, Obama also acknowledged that gerrymandering, the Balkanization of the news media and uncontrolled money in politics — the guts of our political system today — are sapping our ability to face big challenges together, more than any foreign enemy,” said Friendman, who is an Obama supporter, and a champion of progressive-style expansive government.

Obama and Friedman did not put any blame on the Democratic Party or Obama himself, whose own aggressive use of big-government to promote the progressive goal of social diversity caused voters in 2010 to give the Republicans a majority in the House....

A Ringside Seat To Our Own Destruction - Richard Fernandez/PJMedia

Headlines have focused on the atrocities committed by ISIS on the northern Iraqi front. The leading stories seem almost expressly written by the Onion to make fun of political correctness. Crucified by the Caliphate monsters: Iraq descends into apocalypse as Islamic State fanatics seize towns and tell terrified Yazidi ‘Become Muslims by noon today… or we kill all of you’. Then there’s Islamic militants ‘buried alive Yazidi women and children in attack that killed 500′. Try topping: Anglican Vicar of Baghdad: ‘Child I baptized cut in half by ISIS’.

How about this lead paragraph? “BAGHDAD (AP) — Hundreds of women from the Yazidi religious minority have been taken captive by Sunni militants with “vicious plans,” an Iraqi official said Friday, further underscoring the dire plight of Iraq’s minorities at the hands of the Islamic State group.” Vicious plans is the 21st century journalistic equivalent of the Victorian phrase, “a fate worse than death”....

The story adds, almost superfluously, that ISIS is attempting to shoot down aid deliveries. They would do that, wouldn’t they? Yet all this time the world was assured there was nothing to worry about in the hundreds of radical mosques, the thousands of militants eagerly received into the West and creeping sharia law in its institutions. The dangers, they were told, all lay in the Tea Party and elusive militia groups holed up in a cabin in the Ozarks....

CBS gushed, “MARTHA’S VINEYARD (CBS) – Beautiful weather greeted the First Family on Martha’s Vineyard on day one of their vacation.”

What will it take to get him off the links? More to the point, do people really want him off the links?

The Western left has finally manufactured a world that it likes, led by the object of their adulation. How could they have known it would be this way? They are like the dog that caught the car and found the occupants liked dog meat. And now we are about to witness a clash between the “how could we know” PC elites and a resurgent militant Islam. What can those caught in the middle do? Many are simply stupefied. The remainder seem to lack to tools to return to their previous homely, but familiar lives. The Yehzidis found there was no way back; no way forward either except through the slave market or the mass grave. Can the rest of the world still roll back events? Or do they let the monsters fight and scurry beneath their trampling feet?

Mystery Eureka Candidate Revealed … And Disqualified

Talvi Fried...was just informed that she is not eligible. - Ryan Burns/LoCo
Talvi Fried did not qualify, no opponent for Marian Brady - John Chiv/Words Worth
◼ Earlier; Challenger Talvikki Fried does live in Ward 1, signatures in process of being verified and results available shortly - John Chiv/Words Worth
Gotta to know what ward you live in when you file to run for office - John Chiv/Words Worth 8/8/14

He's a wealthy donor, She's the Democratic leader. Here’s how they found a way to help each other.

How Nancy Pelosi Helped This Top Democrat Donor Nab Millions in Taxpayer Money - Daily Signal

Democrat billionaire Tom Steyer has donated more than $20 million to candidates and outside groups to influence this year’s election, making him the top individual contributor in 2014. And that’s just a fraction of the $50 million Steyer has said he’s willing to spend.

The San Francisco-based environmental activist built his fortune through the Farallon Capital hedge fund he founded in 1986. As he was amassing his warchest, Steyer enjoyed close ties to the Democratic Party and one particular influential Californian: Nancy Pelosi.

Pelosi, the former House speaker who currently serves as Democratic leader, has used her Washington perch to boost some of Steyer’s projects with government aid.

In total, Steyer has benefited from more than $1 billion in taxpayer money. According to her own press releases, Pelosi is responsible for a share of that total....

in November 2004, Farallon bought undeveloped real estate at Mission Bay in San Francisco from Catellus Group for $343 million. This purchase also included properties in Southern California.

The deal provided Farallon with roughly 2 million square feet of commercial space in Mission Bay, a hotel near SBC Park, where the San Francisco Giants play, and residential sites in close proximity to Mission Bay Channel....

In October 2012, Pelosi unveiled an agreement that would provide $942 million in federal funds to establish a transportation link between Mission Bay and downtown San Francisco....

This was not the first time the former House speaker stepped in on behalf of Steyer’s project.

In June 2012, Pelosi released a statement boasting about the $10 million in stimulus funds she secured for transportation infrastructure in Mission Bay’s biotech cluster and the University of California-San Francisco hospital....

Pelosi’s history with Mission Bay goes back even further.

In 2007, she earmarked $25 million for a “project for repair and removal, as appropriate, of Piers 30-32, 35, 36, 70 (including Wharves 7 and 8), and 80 in San Francisco, California, substantially in accordance with the Port’s redevelopment plan,” according to the congressional record. Parts of this project are located next to FOCIL’s Mission Bay development.

In 2006, Pelosi also announced a $24.5 million grant to expand transportation and boost development in Mission Bay....

Pelosi’s office did not respond to The Daily Signal’s request for comment.

Rumors of military coup in Iraq as Prime Minister Maliki defies planned regime change

Saturday evening reports started coming in from Iraq that the “Green Zone” where Baghdad’s governmental buildings are located was being filled up with the military after a speech from Prime Minister Maliki refusing to relinquish control of the country currently under attack from ISIS. As the report from CNN below relates, Obama had put a lot of stock in this change of government, so this is bad news for just about everyone involved. Soopermexican/The Right Scoop

"This situation is far more grave than just the 'humanitarian' crisis President Obama declared he intended to address..." - The Daily Signal

...The administration faces three daunting tasks. It must continue to support the Kurds, who are doing the brunt of the fighting against. The U.S. must support Jordan. A stable Jordan is key to containing the spiraling conflict. Further, the U.S. must move quickly, pressing to reestablishing a legitimate government in Baghdad. If the White House can’t achieve these tasks there is little hope that the region can be spared a bloody, vicious and dangerous civil war.

Iraqi MP Pleads: Save Yazidis from Genocide

‘My People Are Being Slaughtered!’ Iraqi Parliamentarian, Archbishop Confirm ISIS Committing ‘Genocide’ - CNS

An Iraqi Member of Parliament named Vian Dakhil made an impassioned plea before the Iraqi Parliament Tuesday, begging them in tears to save the Yazidis from genocide, and a Syrian Orthodox Archbisop confirmed the atrocities being committed in two videos translated by MEMRI TV....

“What is happening today in Iraq is genocide,” said Archbishop Daoud unequivocally. He said he kept silent out of fear of reprisals against Christians that remained in Mosul, but: “now there are no longer any Christians in Mosul, they have been driven from their homes and forced, in an arbitrary, terrorist and brutal manner to leave the city…”

“What is happening, or what has happened to us… to all the Christians of all sects in Mosul can be described in a single word: genocide. That’s right. I’d like to emphasize the word ‘genocide’ or ‘ethnic cleansing,’” said Archbishop Daoud.

Flashback: What Obama Said About Taking Vacations in 2008 Video is a Real Howler

◼ THEN: Taped interviews have a way of coming back to haunt politicians. And the timing couldn’t be better for this gem, brought to us by Weasel Zippers, who dug up this pre-election interview with then-Senator Barack Obama in 2008. - Independent Journal Review

◼ NOW: # 401: Fundraiser in chief breaks 400 donor events, while on vacation - Paul Bedard/Washington Examiner
ABC and NBC Use False Talking Points to Counter Criticism of Obama's Vacation - MRC
War on golf: Obama is escorted by SWAT team and two snipers as he enjoys second day on the course as conflict rages in Iraq - Daily Mail
5 months off: Martha´s Vineyard break will put Obama over 140 days on vacation - Paul Bedard/Washington Examiner

Exposé: James O’Keefe Crosses The US-Mexico Border Dressed As Osama Bin Laden

Investigative filmmaker James O’Keefe exposes the U.S.-Mexico border’s vulnerability to terrorism in his latest undercover project... - Patrick Howley/Daily Caller

O’Keefe’s Project Veritas video reminds viewers of recent statements by the president and Obama administration officials that the southern border is secure. O’Keefe then proceeds to Hudspeth County, Texas, to easily cross back and forth cross the Rio Grande wearing the costume of modern history’s most recognizable terrorist.

“I see no border patrol. I see no security,” O’Keefe said in the video before donning a bin Laden mask. “Thousands of people have stood in my footsteps right now. They’ve come from South America, Honduras, Guatemala, and they’ve all crossed the border. And if they can cross, anybody can cross.”

...Relevant on the contemporary merits, O’Keefe’s video also makes an important symbolic point thirteen confusing years after the attacks of 9/11. The terrorists we’re fighting today are more technologically savvy than their idol Osama bin Laden, the self-designed political figure who tried to fire history’s loudest shot. But their motives have not changed. And they have access to the United States.


Not every Yazidi resident in northern Iraq escaped before the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, captured towns in the region. The terrorist group told the people to convert to Islam or die, killed 500 of them, buried some alive, and took hundreds of girls as slaves. - Breitbart

Yazidis Trapped on Mountaintop by ISIS Rescued by Kurdish Troops, But That’s Just Half the Battle - IJReview

Knowing the Enemy (And It is Not Obama) - Larry Johnson/No Quarter

Sunday, August 10, 2014

I never realized how cool wars could be until Obama started them!

Why Obama’s Iraq air strikes are proof of pure liberal hypocrisy… - Young Conservatives

For the second week in a row, "America" will be #1 on the NYT best seller list.

'America' by Dinesh D'Souza

Obama’s Treachery and Republican Silence

When will they stop pretending this is a normal presidency? - David Horowitz/National Review

Barack Obama deliberately set out to lose the war in Iraq, and he did. He defied the advice of his joint chiefs of staff to secure America’s formidable military presence and keep 20,000 troops in country, and left Iraq to its own devices and the tender mercies of Iran. In doing so, he betrayed every American and Iraqi who gave his life to create a free Iraq and keep it out of the clutches of the terrorists.

Iraq is now a war zone dominated by the terrorist forces of the Islamic State, whose rise Obama’s policies fostered. Both his secretaries of state praised the animal Bashar Assad as a “reformer” and a man of “peace,” helping him to thwart his domestic opposition. The Islamic State was born out of the Syrian chaos that ensued.

Far worse was Obama’s open support for America’s mortal enemy, the Muslim Brotherhood, spawner of al-Qaeda and Hamas. During the “Arab Spring,” Obama essentially put America’s weight behind the legitimization of this murderous organization that had been outlawed for 40 years for its assassinations and conspiracies against the Egyptian regime. Secretary of State Clinton gave totally unfounded assurances to the world that the Brotherhood was ready to become part of the democratic process and give up its 90-year holy war against infidels, Jews in particular but also — and explicitly — America. During the Brotherhood’s brief tenure as the government in Egypt Obama gave these genocidal zealots more than a billion dollars in American aid and F-16 fighter-bombers that could easily reach Israel’s major population centers, which for 60 years the Brotherhood had sworn to destroy.

By his feckless interventions in the Middle East, and his tacit support for the chief organization of Islam’s terror war against the West, Obama has set the Middle East on fire. All the violence in the crescent from Gaza to Iraq, including Hamas’s genocidal war against Israel, has been encouraged by Obama’s support for the Brotherhood and hostility toward the Jewish state.

Characteristic of this encouragement was his illegal intervention in Libya, which violated every principle that Obama and the Democrats invoked to attack President Bush and undermine America’s war against the Saddam regime and the terrorists in Iraq. Thanks to Obama, Libya is now in the hands of the terrorists and thousands of Libyans are fleeing to Tunisia and Egypt. Thanks to Obama, the Christian communities of Iraq, which date back to the time of Christ, are being slaughtered....

Where is the Republican opposition? Why are Republicans still treating Obama as though his were a normal presidency and not a national disgrace? Why are there no indictments of Obama for the carnage he has enabled?

When will Republicans gather the courage to start speaking truth to power?

He’s Merely Phoning it In Now – A Failing President Obama Talks To New York Times For An Hour Before Heading Off On Vacation…. - The Conservative Treehouse
President Obama gave Thomas Friedman an hour long interview before heading off on vacation to Martha’s Vineyard. Within the interview the failure of a cohesive Obama foreign policy shines through despite the attempted cover from liberal reporters.
Obama talks, Idolater Times columnist nods. - Discussion at Lucianne
Obama´s map of misreading - Scott Johnson/Powerline
Obama called in one of his most prominent apostles to record his thoughts on current events this week. That would be New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman. Friedman now gives us “Obama on the world.”

Obama thinks in progressive clichés that fail to contemplate the predictable consequences of action or inaction, let alone the predictable consequences of his own words....
Lord help us.....indeed. - Discussion at Lucianne

Obama on the World - Thomas L. Friedman/New York Times
“Our politics are dysfunctional,” said the president, and we should heed the terrible divisions in the Middle East as a “warning to us: societies don’t work if political factions take maximalist positions. And the more diverse the country is, the less it can afford to take maximalist positions.”
Conservatives Are Greatest Threat To Nation, Obama Suggests - Neil Munro/Daily Caller

Fox News Sunday Panel Slams Obama’s Foreign Policy: ‘The Underestimator In Chief’ - Newsbusters

Obama Vacation Beat: Sunday, August 10 - Martha's Vineyard Times
Golf, and more golf. At approximately 1:10 pm, under blue skies and with barely a breeze wafting across the up-Island fields, President Obama’s motorcade left his vacation home and took a circuitous route to Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs, arriving at 1:33 pm. According to pool reports filed by MVTimes reporter Steve Myrick, the President’s playing partners today are Cyrus Walker, the cousin of White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett; sportscaster Ahmad Rashad, and friend Robert Wolf. This is the second consecutive day the president has played Farm Neck.
Progressive leaders back Obama’s military strikes on Iraq… for now - Noah Rothman/Hot Air

CHENEY: The Obama Administration ´Can´t Blame George Bush Anymore´ - Colin Campbell/Business Insider

Hillary blames Obama for rise of ISIL - Rick Moran/American Thinker

Hillary Clinton Criticizes Obama on Syria Policy - TIME

In Iraq, Obama launches another drive-by war - Timothy P. Carney/Washington Examiner @TPCarney

40,000 Unaccompanied Alien Children Mysteriously Vanish – Border Patrol and Executive Office Of Immigration Review’s Numbers Don’t Match…

There is no border crisis about unaccompanied alien children – period. Sure there are “some” unaccompanied minors, but no-where near the figures that are bantered about in the media. Not – Even – Close. - The Conservative Treehouse

Government Has No Receipts for Thousands of Unaccompanied Alien Children - National Review

The Department of Justice does not have receipts for more than half of the unaccompanied alien children apprehended at the southwest border by Border Patrol since the start of fiscal year 2013, government records show.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection data show more than 85,000 total apprehensions of unaccompanied alien children during fiscal year 2013 and fiscal year 2014 through June. Information from the same time period provided to National Review Online by the DOJ’s Executive Office for Immigration Review shows 41,592 total receipts marked as juvenile in immigration courts. Kathryn Mattingly, spokesperson for EOIR, tells NRO the receipts refer to new Notices to Appear (NTA) — the document the Department of Homeland Security uses to charge an illegal immigrant with being removable from the United States.

EOIR has recorded 20,814 receipts marked as juvenile in fiscal year 2014 as of June 30, but Border Patrol recorded 57,525 apprehensions of unaccompanied alien children during the same time frame. This means immigration courts have receipts for fewer than four out of every ten unaccompanied alien children apprehended by Border Patrol this fiscal year.

BORDER BREAKDOWN: Sheriff's deputies go it alone in TX...

Going it alone In one of the poorest counties in Texas, at the center of the U.S. border crisis, one deputy must do the work of many - WaPo Today's MUST READ

AZ: My Officers Have Arrested People Deported '12, 15 Times' - Breitbart
Cartels Using Children as 'Shields' - Breitbart
'We're getting overrun and the danger is increasing... we need to open our eyes': Sheriff leading probe into murder of Border Patrol agent claims armed illegal immigrants in military fatigues have been spotted on Texas ranches - Daily Mail [UK]
Feds 'missing court receipts' for more than half of unaccompanied children - National Review
Census Bureau: One New Migrant Enters USA -- Every 40 Seconds! - National Review

Soil Purity and Non-Native Species: The way you talk about your garden may be racist

link - Le-gal In-sur-rec-tion

Via David Thompson, The Telegraph reports, Is Gardeners’ Question Time racist?:
It is the softly spoken radio show that provides good-natured help and advice to thousands of gardeners every week.

So regular listeners to Gardeners’ Question Time may be horrified to discover it has been accused of peddling racial stereotypes….

But Dr Ben Pitcher, a senior lecturer in sociology at the University of Westminster, claimed the programme’s regular discussions on soil purity and non-native species promoted nationalist and fascist beliefs.
When David Thompson sent me the link, he joked: “Well, Soil is Sort of Brown…”

Obama and his spokesman, Josh Earnest, are lying their asses off–we do have boots on the ground. If we did not we could not be helping fighter jets flying at over 400 miles per hour knock out artillery and mortar pieces on the ground.

Obama Does a Nero and Heads for Vacation, World Burns - Larry Johnson/No Quarter

Rome is not burning. It is worse than that. ISIS aka the Islamic State is a bona fide Army and is poised to slaughter Kurds, Iraqis and Americans. And what is Obama doing? Ordering up weak ass air strikes that will do little to change the tactical and strategic situation on the ground. Meanwhile, Russia looks like it will move against Ukraine (I would if I were Putin) and the Israelis and Hamas are back to slugging it out, with more Palestinian bodies piling up. Yep, time to go on vacation.

It is fascinating listening to the various news readers glibly tout the FA-18 strikes and the laser guided bombs. What the average viewer does not understand is that it is not the jet with the laser guiding the bomb. Nope. That phrase means that someone is on the ground with a laser lighting up the target. The tactics are described in detail by Dalton Fury, a now retired Delta Force Operator, in the book, Kill Bin Laden: A Delta Force Commander’s Account of the Hunt for the World’s Most Wanted Man.

What does this mean? Obama and his spokesman, Josh Earnest, are lying their asses off–we do have boots on the ground. If we did not we could not be helping fighter jets flying at over 400 miles per hour knock out artillery and mortar pieces on the ground.

But that’s not where Obama’s lies stop....


Ann-Marie Murrell hits those who ignore religion responsible for 'hell on earth' - WND

In April 2014, the Islamist group Boko Haram (which means “Western education is a sin”) kidnapped over 300 Nigerian teenage girls. The girls were reportedly being auctioned off for $12 each to become wives, or worse. So when Michelle Obama launched her public #BringBackOurGirls campaign, I was hopeful that this might possibly bring awareness to the Islamic jihad against women. In spite of her husband’s support of all-things-Islam, it seemed like maybe, just maybe, Michelle could bring attention to the evils of Islam, the way she did when she told everyone they were fat!

But alas, that hope soon faded. As is usually the case in Hollywood, the “trend” quickly dissipated, and everyone quickly forgot about the Nigerian teenage girls. In truth it’s doubtful any of the celebrities holding their hashtag selfies ever actually understood the barbarity of Boko Haram and other Islamic groups – and by their lack of interest, perhaps they never really cared about “Our Girls” at all. The media went back to reporting about Beyonce and J-Zee’s marital problems and the new season of “Honey Boo Boo.” They moved on to the more pressing American issues that they believe substantiate the imaginary American War on Women, including Hobby Lobby not giving workers as many free birth control options as they wanted....

On a recent panel about Islam on “The Sean Hannity Show,” liberal Tamara Holder denigrated two of the biggest defenders of women’s rights, Brigitte Gabriel of ACT! For America and Jamie Glazov, editor of Front Page Magazine. Both Brigitte and Jamie are activists who continuously call out the evils of Islam. They write and speak about honor killings, beheadings and the insidious spread of Shariah across the world – and yet Holder (and many on the left) deems them, and not Islam, “dangerous.”

If Christian churches began condoning acid attacks, family murder, pedophilia or genital mutilation, one can only imagine the outcry from the media and people like Tamara Holder, but I digress …