Jul 05

Thanks Taxpayers! Obama Spends $44 Million On Vacations

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I think this number is low, since Africa cost by some counts 100 million. Maybe this only counts the purely vacation, not the alleged trips for business that were really for vacation…

Via Daily Caller:

The Obamas have spent over 44 million dollars in taxpayer money on travel and vacations. Some are even calling him the “most well-trvaeled, expensive” president in our nation’s history.

As Americans head off for the long holiday weekend, let’s take a look back at some of the president’s holiday spending.

Our president vacations a lot — we’re talking $44,351,777.12 worth of “a lot,” with most expenses charged to the American taxpayer.

As of March 2014, Obama has spent more time traveling internationally than any other president, taking 31 trips since assuming office in 2009. The 119 days spent overseas have cost taxpayers millions of dollars.

At the same point in their respective presidencies, George W. Bush had spent 116 days on 28 trips, Bill Clinton had spent 113 days on 27 trips and Ronald Reagan had spent 73 days on just 14 trips.

In 2010, Obama flew aboard Air Force One 172 times, nearly every other day. Just the cost of flying aboard Air Force One to Obama’s hometown of Chicago reportedly hovers around $180,000 per hour.

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Jul 05

Congress Quietly Deletes 3 Decades Old Requirement To Disclose Free Trips On Yearly Form

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This is to hide who is getting pay-off trips…

Via IJR:

A member of Congress used to have to specifically report the details if they traveled on someone else’s dime. As of last week, that rule was lifted with no public announcement. National Journal reports:

The move, made behind closed doors and without a public announcement by the House Ethics Committee, reverses more than three decades of precedent. Gifts of free travel to lawmakers have appeared on the yearly financial form dating back its creation in the late 1970s, after the Watergate scandal. National Journal uncovered the deleted disclosure requirement when analyzing the most recent batch of yearly filings.

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Jul 05

Bill Whittle: How Barack Obama & America Lost the Peace in Iraq (Video)

by Jim Hoft with The Gateway Pundit on Saturday, July 5, 2014

History is written by the victors and unhinged leftists.
Today Bill Whittle explains how the Bush Surge and the United States and its allies won the War in Iraq – and how Barack Obama and the left lost the peace.

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In this March 1, 2008 file photo, Gen. David H. Petraeus, commanding general of Multi-National Force – Iraq, talks with a group of Iraqi boys at the Al Zawra Stadium in the Karkh District of west Baghdad. Photo by Sgt. James Hunter, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs. (MNF-Iraq)

Never forget.

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From the video: History is written by the victors. But it doesn’t take a lot of digging to reveal that the history of Vietnam — written by the American Left — is not the story of America losing the Vietnam War. America WON the Vietnam War. What America lost was the Vietnam PEACE. In his latest hard-hitting Firewall, Bill Whittle shows how that happened and how the exact same thing is happening in Iraq, as the Left once again tries to pull defeat from the jaws of victory.

Jul 04

Border Patrol Agent: Fed Govt Is “Aiding, Abetting & Facilitating Smuggling of Illegal Aliens” (Video)

by Jim Hoft with The Gateway Pundit on Friday, July 4, 2014, 9:49 AM

Border Patrol Agent, Hector Garza, told CNN that the federal government, the Obama administration, is “aiding, abetting and facilitating the smuggling of illegal aliens across the border.”

Basically, what we’re seeing, plain and simple, is the rampant abuse of our immigration system. We have a situation right now where the federal government is aiding, abetting and facilitating the smuggling of these individuals, these illegal aliens. These illegal aliens cross the border illegally, these aliens who pretty much surrender themselves because they know they are getting a free pass. This is an organized, it is an orchestrated situation. It’s organized by the drug cartels and it is pretty much a rampant abuse of our immigration system.”

The Right Scoop reported, via Bad Blue:

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Jul 03

RECORD ….92,120,000 AMERICANS NOT WORKING AND THEIR NOT LOOKING!

Record Number of Americans Not in Labor Force in June

(CNSNews.com) – The number of Americans 16 and older who did not participate in the labor force climbed to a record high of 92,120,000 in June, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

This means that there were 92,120,000 Americans 16 and older who not only did not have a job, but did not actively seek one in the last four weeks.

That is up 111,000 from the 92,009,000 Americans who were not participating in the labor force in April.

In June, according to BLS, the labor force participation rate for Americans was 62.8 percent, matching a 36-year low. The participation rate is the percentage of the population that either has a job or actively sought one in the last four weeks.

In December, April, May, and now June, the labor force participation rate has been 62.8 percent.

Before December, the last time the labor force participation rate sank as low as 62.8 percent was in February 1978, when it was also 62.8 percent. At that time, Jimmy Carter was president.

At no time during the presidencies of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton or George W. Bush, did such a small percentage of the civilian non-institutional population either hold a job or at least actively seek one.

While the number of Americans not in the labor force increased, the unemployment rate dropped — from 6.3 percent in April to 6.1 percent in June.

Drudge

Jul 03

Radical Atheists Post Hateful Full-Page Anti-Catholic Ad in NY Times

Try and run a full page ad about ATHEISTS OR MUSLIMS and see where that gets you

Posted by Jim Hoft with The Gateway Pundit on Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Radical Left Rages Against Catholics–
The radical atheists at Freedom From Religion paid for a full-page anti-Catholic ad in The New York Times today.

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The ad attacks the “Supreme Court’s ultra-conservative, Roman Catholic majority” and claims the court granted employers “the right to deny women employees insurance coverage for birth control.” ( A lie – but what did you expect from radical atheists?)

The ad also praises leftist hero Margaret Sanger.
This woman…

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Margaret Sanger – Wikiquotes

“I accepted an invitation to talk to the women’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan…I saw through the door dim figures parading with banners and illuminated crosses…I was escorted to the platform, was introduced, and began to speak…In the end, through simple illustrations I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered.” (Margaret Sanger: An Autobiography, P.366)

In America today it’s still OK to viciously attack and smear Catholics and men.
The American Thinker reported:

What is worse is this line from the ad: “All-male, All-Roman Catholic Majority on Supreme Court Puts Religious Wrongs over Women’s Rights.”

Anti-Catholicism apparently is no problem for this group. Should there be a religious test for public office or the highest court of the land? Such a religious test was specifically rejected in Article VI, paragraph 3 of the US Constitution.

But in the Age of Obama respect for the Constitution and the law — and the views and beliefs of religious people — are attacked routinely with nary a complaint from liberals.

Jul 03

SHOCK REPORT: Nearly 1.3 Million of 8 Million Obamacare Enrollees May Be Illegal Immigrants

Posted by Jim Hoft with The Gateway Pundit….

Do you remember when Barack Obama promised that illegal aliens would not be covered under Obamacare?….Just click on the VIDEO below and see for yourself!

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It was a lie.

Now we know that nearly 1.3 million of the 8 million Obamacare enrollees may not be legal citizens.
Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson released this information in his June report (page 11).

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Wynton Hall at Breitbart.com reported:

A devastating new Health and Human Services (HHS) Inspector General report released on Tuesday reveals that the Obama administration has yet to determine whether 1,295,571 of the over 8 million Obamacare enrollees are U.S. citizens lawfully in the country.

The finding, located on page 11 of the report, states that 44% of the remaining 2,611,780 application “inconsistencies” are related to verifying “Citizenship/national status/lawful presence.” Another 960,492 application inconsistencies were related to verifying whether subsidy applicants provided accurate income information.

Moreover, the Inspector General report only covered the federal Obamacare exchanges to determine how the Obama administration resolved verification problems through December 2013. As for the 15 state-run Obamacare exchanges, the report says four–Oregon, Nevada, Vermont, and Massachusetts–are simply “unable to resolve inconsistencies.”

But don’t worry… Obama promised Obamacare signup info would not be used for deportations.

More… Mark Levin says: We have a full-fledged IMPERIAL PRESIDENT who has no respect for the rule of law or YOU

Jul 03

Another federal judge tells IRS to explain itself on lost emails

TALK, TALK, TALK……but nothing never gets done, Obama and Eric Holder won’t allow it and the media refuses to let the people know what’s going on because they refuse to talk about it at all. That’s the protective bubble that shrouds Obama and Holder……Papa Mike

By Mark TapscottPublished July 03, 2014Washington Examiner

IRS attorneys will be even busier than normal next week, because another federal judge has told them to show up in court July 11 to defend the federal tax agency.

They will have to explain to U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton why the IRS shouldn’t be required to let an outside expert evaluate whether emails on the computer hard drives of former IRS official Lois Lerner and six colleagues really are lost forever, as the agency recently told Congress.

Responding to a motion filed Monday by True the Vote, a Houston-based conservative nonprofit at the center of IRS targeting during the 2010 and 2012 campaigns, Walton issued an order Tuesday to hear arguments next week.

The IRS recently told Congress that a mysterious crash of the hard drives last year irretrievably destroyed nearly two years of emails to and from Lerner and the others to and from people in other federal agencies, including the White House.

Jul 03

Amended Tax Return

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How far do you think that would go with the IRS?

Last week we had two classy Republicans die. We had Howard Baker who said during the Watergate investigation, “What did the president know and when did he know it?” And we had Johnnie Walters, the IRS commissioner under Nixon who refused to audit Nixon’s enemies. Can you imagine any Dimocrats doing that under Dimocrat presidents? We didn’t see it during the Clinton administration and we are not seeing it under the Obungler administration. Dimocrats always protect their own no matter how sleazy or dishonest they are.

Jul 03

More Hope And Change

Hey black people! How’s this Obungler economy working out for ya? How’s your unemployment rate doing?

CNSNews.com) – The unemployment rate for black Americans is more than double that of white Americans, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

In the numbers released today, covering the month of June, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for black Americans age 16 and over was 10.7%, reported the BLS. The unemployment rate for white Americans in the same age group and time-frame was 5.3%, said the BLS.

As I’ve said many times, blacks did far better under Reagan and both Bushes than they have done under Obumbler, but voting for skin color trumps voting for competency. How’s that hopey changey stuff working out for ya? And I wonder how Peggy Joseph is doing?

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SOURCE: The Grouchy Old Cripple

Jul 03

Obama This Is Why You Have Lost All Remaining Respect From The Military Community.

Bowe Bergdahl
by Jon Williams

As an Army Veteran who was working as a contractor attached to the 25th Infantry Division (same Division as Bergdahl) in a nearby FOB when Bowe Bergdahl went missing, I feel the need to speak out on the situation (notice I don’t ascribe rank to him, I will address that later).
A few days ago, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel took the stage at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan and excitedly started with what he thought would be a big applause line. “We got him back!” he exclaimed.

Silence. —- Not. — Even.— One.— Clap.

Numerous White House leaks show that Obama and his team were convinced that Americans would greet the news of a returning POW with elation; that this would be the great moment in Obama’s second term. This shows just how clueless they are about the military. Let me clue them in.

You see, when Hagel took the stage, he expected joy at the announcement that one of their own was returned! However, you have to see inside a soldier’s mind to understand what was going on here. I believe I can provide a little insight.

When a soldier deserts his post, when he writes that he is ashamed to be an American, when he gives the enemy secrets (and he did), he is no longer “one of us”. He is a traitor. He is not a brother-in-arms.
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Jul 02

Investigation “Underway”, But No Investigator Has Yet Spoken To Anyone In Bergdahl’s Platoon

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Just exactly how are they “investigating” this, if they haven’t spoken to the platoon or even to Bergdahl?

Because it isn’t about getting to the truth, it’s about an agenda.

Let’s not forget the prior investigation that they already did that found he voluntarily walked away. What happened to that? They want to wipe that away, as well as his note saying he was leaving and renouncing citizenship?

Via Fox:

U.S. Army soldiers who were serving with Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl when he left his post and wound up in the hands of the Taliban say no one has contacted them, even though military brass are currently conducting a new investigation into the case.

Several soldiers who immediately came forward after Bergdahl was released on May 31, in a swap for five Guantanamo Bay detainees, have accused the 28-year-old Idaho native of deserting. But even though the Army is probing that very charge, investigators have not reached out to at least two former Army sergeants — including the platoon’s leader — who served alongside Bergdahl on June 30, 2009, when he disappeared from his post in eastern Afghanistan’s Paktika province.

“There’s only a handful of us who were actually there and we haven’t been contacted yet,” former Army Sgt. Evan Buetow told FoxNews.com. “I don’t really know how in-depth they’re trying to get here. I thought we’d be some of the people they’d call. I think they have their mind made up already on what they want people to know.”

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Jul 02

INTERESTING

They’re not happy in Gaza ..

They’re not happy in Egypt ..

They’re not happy in Libya ..

They’re not happy in Morocco

They’re not happy in Iran ..

They’re not happy in Iraq ..

They’re not happy in Yemen …

They’re not happy in Afghanistan …

They’re not happy in Pakistan ..

They’re not happy in Syria ..

SO… WHERE ARE THEY HAPPY?

They’re happy in Australia ..

They’re happy in Canada ..

They’re happy in England ..

They’re happy in France ..

They’re happy in Italy ..

They’re happy in Germany ..

They’re happy in Sweden ..

They’re happy in the USA ..

They’re happy in Norway ..

They’re happy in Holland ..

They’re happy in Denmark ..

Basically, they’re happy in every country that is not Muslim and unhappy in every country that is!

AND WHO DO THEY BLAME?

Not Islam.

Not their leadership.

Not themselves.

THEY BLAME THE COUNTRIES THEY ARE HAPPY IN !

AND THEN- They want to change those countries to be like,
THE COUNTRY THEY CAME FROM WHERE THEY WERE UNHAPPY!

Excuse me, but I can’t help wondering…

How damned dumb can you get?

Everyone seems to be wondering why Muslim

Terrorists are so quick to commit suicide.

Lets have a look at the evidence:

– No Christmas
– No television
– No nude women
– No football
– No pork chops
– No hot dogs
– No burgers
– No beer
– No bacon
– Rags for clothes
– Towels for hats
– Constant wailing from some idiot in a tower

- More than one wife
- More than one mother-in-law
- You can’t shave
- Your wife can’t shave
- You can’t wash off the smell of donkeys
- You cook over burning camel shit
- Your wife is picked by someone else for you
- and your wife smells worse than your donkey
- Then they tell them that “when they die, it all gets better”???

Well No Shit Sherlock!….
It’s not like it could get much worse!

Jul 02

Indictment of Benghazi Terror Leader Exposes Calculated YouTube Lie By Obama Cronies

Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, July 2, 2014
The criminal complaint against Ahmed Abu Khatallah this week exposed the calculated lie perpetrated by the Obama administration in the run-up of the 2012 election.

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Justice officials charged Khatallah with planning the terror attack against the US consulate and annex.
This blows apart the Obama administration’s version of the story…
That the attack was a result of a hateful YouTube video.

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The Washington Times reported:

The Obama administration’s just-released criminal complaint against the alleged mastermind of the Benghazi terrorist attacks provides a final contradiction to its own evolving explanations for what happened that day.

The Justice Department’s indictment spells out a calculated conspiracy by Ahmed Abu Khatallah and associates to attack the U.S. diplomatic mission and CIA annex, which killed four Americans. The indictment might be viewed as a death knell for a theory that the attack resulted from a spontaneous protest against a U.S.-produced video.

Now in custody, Khatallah was a commander of Ansar al-Sharia in Benghazi, a U.S.-designated terrorist group, and is himself deemed a global terrorist by the State Department.

During President Obama’s re-election campaign, the White House and senior officials blamed the September 11, 2012, onslaught as the work of demonstrators angered by an anti-Muslim YouTube video. Then officials spoke of a smattering of extremists who may have joined in to capitalize on the chaos outside the embassy, where Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and an aide died as attackers torched the compound.

Then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton later sought to terminate discussion of who did it by declaring to a Senate panel: “What difference, at this point, does it make?”
But with the capture of Khatallah in June, the Justice Department is characterizing Benghazi not as the impromptu work of a mob but as a conspiracy hatched by terrorists who had infiltrated the port city in eastern Libya.

Jul 02

Rush Limbaugh: You Can’t Dump Your Dog on the Street – But Can Dump 50,000 Kids From Central America (Video)

Posted by Jim Hoft with The Gateway Pundit on Wednesday, July 2, 2014
A bus stop in Texas – United States of America – flooded with illegal immigrant squatters.

Illegal immigrants at a Texas bus station.

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Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh continued his discussion on the open border mess in America created by Barack Obama. Rush made a great point on Wednesday’s show.

It is not compassionate to dump these kids in this country like this. And, that’s exactly what’s happening. You can’t dump your dog on the street in most of America. But you can dump 50,000 kids from Central America… I was not comparing the children to dogs. I was talking about the difference in law.

Via The Daily Rushbo:

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Jul 02

Wake Up America! IMPEACH OBAMA!

The biggest factor of why Seniors are losing more and more benefits. They are getting blamed for the country
going broke.

This has gone out to almost two million people .

It’s easy to dismiss individual programs that benefit non-citizens until they’re put together and this picture emerges. Someone did a lot of research to put together all
of this data. Often these programs are buried within other programs making them difficult to find.

A Real
M Eye Opener

WHY is the USA BANKRUPT? Read this:

We have been hammered with the propaganda that it was the Iraq war and the war on terror that is bankrupting us.

I hope the following
14 reasons
are forwarded over and over again until they are read so many times that the readers gets sick of reading them. I also have included the URL’s for verification of all the following facts.

1.
$11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare
To illegal aliens each year by state governments.

Verify At:

http://www.fairus.org/site/PageServer?pagename=iic_immigrationissuecenters7fd8

2.
$22 Billion dollars a year is spent on food
Assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free
school lunches for illegal aliens.

Verify At:

http://www.cis..org/articles/2004/fiscalexec.HTML

3.

$2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens.

Verify at: http://www.cis..org/articles/2004/fiscalexec.HTML

4.

$12 Billion dollars a year is spent on
Primary and secondary school education for children here
illegally and they cannot speak a word of English!

Verify At:

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANscriptS/0604/01/ldt…0.HTML

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Jun 30

Confused

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They’ve been doing it for fifty years. Remember, LBJ said if they passed welfare blacks (except he said “niggers”) would be voting Dimocrat for the next 200 years. Only 150 years more to go.

Dimocrats love poor people. That’s why they keep one of their major voting blocs uneducated and dependent upon the gummint. Ignorant and poor people are much easier to control. Fortunately for the Dimocrats they have the useful idiots in the Congressional Black Caucus to help them and RWPPs like Jesse Hymietown Jackson and Al Tawana Brawley Crown Heights Riots Freddie’s Fashion Mart Arson Sharpton to keep dem black folks all riled up at dem eeeevil racist Republicans.

Yannow, I’ll bet Sharpton laughs his ass off at the stupid liberals on MSDNC who actually take him seriously and don’t treat him like the racist buffoon that he really is. I remember right before one of the presidential debates, Rachel Madcow asked Sharpton that since he had been in one of the Dimocrat debates in 2008 what was going through the minds of Romney and Oboner. I know what was going through Sharpton’s mind before those debates. How much longer he could keep the campaign money flowing in so he could keep flying first class and staying in deluxe hotel rooms. He has really pulled off one of the most successful scams over the last 30 years.

SOURCE: Grouchy Old Cripple

Jun 30

Dead Broke!

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Yeah, Thunder Rodent Thighs and BJ were dead broke when they left the White House. They were so broke they were only able to buy two mansions. I don’t think anything that ever comes out of her mouth is the truth. She lies more than my ex-wife and that’s saying a lot.

Jun 30

GREAT QUESTION

I’ve asked this question many times over the past six years.

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If you voted for Obungler in 2008 to prove you weren’t racist you must have voted for him in 2012 to prove you were stupid. How’s that Hope and Change shit working out for ya? Just wait until after the midterm elections when the employer mandate part of Obummercare kicks in.

SOURCE: Grouchy Old Cripple

Jun 30

Supreme Court Of The United States Rules 5-4 Against Public Unions in Harris vs. Quinn Decision

SCOTUS Rules 5-4 Against Public Unions in Harris vs. Quinn Decision

Posted by Jim Hoft with The Gateway Pundit on Monday, June 30, 2014

Public service Unions Demand Dues From Disabled People And Their Caregiver Family Members

It’s the #Progressive Way.
Pam Harris was forced to pay union dues and join a union because she took care of her disabled son in her home.

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Jun 30

BREAKING: HOBBY LOBBY WINS!… 5-4 SCOTUS Decision – “Can’t Force Employers to Cover Contraception”

BREAKING: HOBBY LOBBY WINS!… 5-4 SCOTUS Decision – Can’t Force Employers to Cover Contraception

Posted by Jim Hoft with The Gateway Pundit on Monday, June 30, 2014

HOBBY LOBBY WINS!
Supreme Court rules 5-4 in favor of religious liberty.

When you go into business in America you do not give up your freedom of conscience.

A great day for Religious Freedom—
Obama administration overreached again!
The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of Hobby Lobby today.
Progressives hammered by ruling.
The AP reported:

The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

The justices’ 5-4 decision Monday is the first time that the high court has ruled that profit-seeking businesses can hold religious views under federal law. And it means the Obama administration must search for a different way of providing free contraception to women who are covered under objecting companies’ health insurance plans.

Contraception is among a range of preventive services that must be provided at no extra charge under the health care law that President Barack Obama signed in 2010 and the Supreme Court upheld two years later.

Two years ago, Chief Justice John Roberts cast the pivotal vote that saved the health care law in the midst of Obama’s campaign for re-election.

The Supreme Court decision in here.

Of course, the far left reacted with predictable obscenity and threats.

Jun 30

Military Bans Bibles But Forces Soldiers to Adhere to Ramadan Rules

It’s an OBAMA world!

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The US Air Force kicked Christian Gideon’s volunteers off base in March.

The Bibles were too offensive and violated the separation of church and state rule..

But US military personnel are expected to adhere Islamic practices during Ramadan.
Stars and Stripes reported:

U.S. personnel accustomed to drinking their coffee on the drive to work will have to put that habit on hold for about a month. It’s one of a few lifestyle changes Americans will have to make during the holy month of Ramadan.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Officials expect Ramadan to begin at sunrise on Saturday, depending on when the new moon is sighted. The holy month lasts for approximately 30 days — until about July 28. For Muslims around the world, Ramadan is a month of fasting and devotion to God. Most Muslims fast from dawn to sunset, when families gather for Iftar — the meal that breaks the fast.

For the 8,200 U.S. personnel living here, and those serving throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility — including servicemembers, civilian personnel, contractors and family members — the month may require changing some daily routines.

Businesses and government offices will reduce hours and most restaurants will be closed during daylight hours.

While not required to fast during Ramadan, in Bahrain, Americans can be fined or detained by local authorities for eating, drinking or smoking in public when off-base during daylight hours.

Navy officials are requiring U.S. personnel to dress more conservatively off-base during Ramadan. Although not a requirement by Bahraini authorities, the Navy is demanding that men wear long-sleeved shirts and women wear sleeved blouses that cover their elbows. Also, men must wear long trousers, and women should wear pants or skirts that cover the knees.

SOURCE: The Gateway Pundit

Jun 30

BREAKING NEWS: THE SUPREME COURT RULES AGAINST OBAMA!

BREAKING NEWS: THE SUPREME COURT RULES AGAINST OBAMA AND FOR “HOBBY LOBBY”

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that closely-held for-profit businesses can cite religious objections to be exempted from an ObamaCare requirement to provide their workers with free contraceptive coverage, a victory for Hobby Lobby, which brought the case. The court also ruled that public sector unions cannot collect fees from home health care workers who don’t want to be part of a union — a rebuke of the Service Employee International Union, which automatically deducts dues from employees’ paychecks.

Supreme Court backs Hobby Lobby in contraceptive mandate challenge

Justice Samuel Alito wrote the majority opinion in the ObamaCare case. The court’s four liberal justices dissented.

The court stressed that its ruling applies only to corporations that are under the control of just a few people in which there is no essential difference between the business and its owners.

Alito also said the decision is limited to contraceptives under the health care law. “Our decision should not be understood to hold that an insurance-coverage mandate must necessarily fall if it conflicts with an employer’s religious beliefs,” Alito said.

At issue in the ObamaCare case was a challenge brought by Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby and a furniture maker in Pennsylvania. The for-profit businesses challenged the requirement in the Affordable Care Act that employers cover contraception for women at no extra charge among a range of preventive benefits in employee health plans.

It was the first major challenge to ObamaCare to come before the court since the justices upheld the law’s individual requirement to buy health insurance two years ago.

Dozens of companies, including Hobby Lobby, claim religious objections to covering some or all contraceptives. The methods and devices at issue before the Supreme Court are those the plaintiffs say can work after conception. They are the emergency contraceptives Plan B and ella, as well as intrauterine devices, which can cost up to $1,000.

The court had never before recognized a for-profit corporation’s religious rights under federal law or the Constitution. The companies in this case, and their backers, argue that a 1993 federal law on religious freedom extends to businesses.

The Obama administration argued it’s not just about birth control, and that a Supreme Court ruling in favor of the businesses could undermine laws governing immunizations, Social Security taxes and minimum wages.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Jun 30

Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?

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SARAH PALIN: The chicken crossed the road because, gosh-darn it, he’s a maverick!

BARACK OBAMA: Let me be perfectly clear, if the chickens like their eggs they can keep their eggs. No chicken will be required to cross the road to surrender her eggs. Period.

JOHN McCAIN: My friends, the chicken crossed the road because he recognized the need to engage in cooperation and dialogue with all the chickens on the other side of the road.

HILLARY CLINTON: What difference at this point does it make why the chicken crossed the road.

GEORGE W. BUSH: We don’t really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road or not. The chicken is either with us or against us. There is no middle ground here.

DICK CHENEY: Where’s my gun?

BILL CLINTON: I did not cross the road with that chicken.

AL GORE: I invented the chicken.

JOHN KERRY: Although I voted to let the chicken cross the road, I am now against it! It was the wrong road to cross, and I was misled about the chicken’s intentions. I am not for it now, and will remain against it.

AL SHARPTON: Why are all the chickens white?

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Jun 30

Report: Canada Pulls Plug on Keystone Pipeline – Will Send Oil to Asia

Only a Democrat could make such a dangerous and irresponsible decision for the country.

The Keystone Pipeline project was expected to create tens of thousands of high paying jobs in the oil industry. The project itself would create 20,000 construction jobs. And the pipeline would bring oil from Canada and North Dakota to refineries in the United States.

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Only a Democrat could make such a dangerous and irresponsible decision for the country.

The proposed project would have extended from Alberta, Canada to Illinois, transporting approximately 400,000 barrels of crude oil per day. Estimated cost is $1.7 billion.

But Obama rejected the plan in 2011 and 2014.

Democrats are beholden to the radical green movement – the poor and middle class be damned.

Now this…
Canada pulled the plug on Keystone and will send the oil to Asia.
Watts Up With That reported:

Obama’s inability to make a decision on Keystone has finally yielded a result – Canada has made the decision for him.

Breitbart reports Canada has just approved the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project – a major pipeline to ship Canadian oil to Asia.

The Canadian oil will still be burnt – in Asia, instead of America.

All the jobs and energy security which Canadian oil could have delivered to America, will instead be delivered to Asia.

Rather than purchasing crude from a friendly and allied neighbor, the United States will most likely need to continue its reliance upon hostile sources like Venezuela.

SOURCE: The Gateway Pundit

Jun 28

Obama Frees Taliban Dream Team While US Sgt. Derrick Miller Remains Locked Up at Leavenworth

#FreeDerrickMiller

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The Gitmo terrorists are free but Sgt. Derrick Miller remains in Leavenworth

While President Barack Obama gave get-out-of-jail-free-cards to five top Taliban commanders from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in exchange for deserter Bowe Bergahl, U.S. Army Sergeant Derrick Miller remains in Leavenworth prison. Miller is held in Kansas, sentenced to life with no hope of a sentence reduction, let alone clemency.

Sgt. Miller was on his third combat deployment, after having already served one in Iraq and another in Afghanistan, when on September 26, 2010, the shooting death of an Afghan national, Atta Mohammed, occurred.

Miller says he acted in self defense while serving in a red zone, in a hostile area of Afghanistan that was under constant enemy fire.
Borrowing from President Obama, if Obama had a son he would look like Sgt. Derrick Miller.

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Jun 27

Obama Doubles-Down on Stupid… Asks For $500 Million to Train & Arm Syrian Rebels

How does he do it?

How can one man be so wrong, so often, in so many areas?

Obama wants Congress to give him $500 million so he can train and arm Syrian rebels.

To these guys…
Syrian Islamists amputate a man’s arm on Twitter.

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The AP reported:

President Barack Obama asked Congress Thursday for $500 million to train and arm vetted members of the Syrian opposition, as the U.S. struggles for a way to stem a civil war that has also fueled the al-Qaida inspired insurgency in neighboring Iraq.

The military training program would deepen the Obama administration’s involvement in the more than four-year conflict between rebels and forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad. If approved by Congress, the program would supplement a covert train-and-assistance program run by U.S. intelligence agencies.

The Syria program is part of a broader $65.8 billion overseas operations request that the administration sent to Capitol Hill Thursday. The package includes $1 billion to help stabilize nations bordering Syria that are struggling with the effects of the civil war. It also formalizes a request for a previously announced $1 billion to strengthen the U.S. military presence in Central and Eastern Europe amid Russia’s threatening moves in Ukraine.

The requests come as Obama faces fresh criticism of his restrained policies in Syria, which some White House opponents contend allowed the Sunni insurgency pressing through Iraq to gain strength. U.S. officials increasingly see the instability in Syria and Iraq as a single challenge, with the border between the two countries increasingly blurred.

Obama hinted earlier this year that he was seeking ways to boost assistance to moderate Syrian rebels who are struggling to make gains in their clashes with Assad’s forces.

“In helping those who fight for the right of all Syrians to choose their own future, we also push back against the growing number of extremists who find safe haven in the chaos,” Obama told graduating cadets during a May 28 commencement address at West Point.

SOURCE: The Gateway Pundit

Jun 27

Pelosi to Welcome Illegals to America at US Border

Via Drudge Report:

90% of illegals skip court appearances…

Nancy Pelosi will greet illegal aliens to America at the US border on Saturday.
The Politico reported:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will travel to the southern border of the U.S. on Saturday to be briefed by Customs and Border Protection on the flood of unaccompanied minors entering the country.

The California Democrat will also meet with a group of children held at the South Texas Detention Facility.

“The humanitarian crisis unfolding across our nation’s southern border demands Congress come together and find thoughtful, compassionate and bipartisan solutions,” Pelosi said. “We must ensure our laws are fully enforced, so that due process is provided to unaccompanied children and the safety and well-being of unaccompanied children is protected. We must also work to address the root causes of the problem.”

More than 50,000 unaccompanied children from central America have crossed the border into the United States since last October, but federal law says the U.S. cannot immediately turn the minors away if they are from non-contiguous countries such as Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.

Jun 26

Pew Poll: Only 40% Of Liberals Say They Are “Proud To Be An American”…

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I’m shocked! No, not really.

Via WaPo:

Michelle Obama took some heat in 2008 for saying that, “for the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country…”

As it turns out, that sentiment isn’t all that unusual on the far left of American politics. According to a new Pew Research Center study, only 40 percent of consistently liberal Americans say they often feel proud to be Americans.

The finding is contained in Pew’s new “Political Typology” report, which breaks Americans down into seven different categories — rather than the usual three. Among the seven categories, “solid liberals” are the only group in which a majority say they aren’t regularly proud to be Americans.

By contrast, more than seven in 10 “steadfast conservatives” and eight in 10 “business conservatives” say they are generally proud to be Americans.

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Jun 26

Ouch! Hillary’s “Excruciatingly Boring” Hard Choices SLAMMED By Readers With 2.1 Rating

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The customer reviews are in and it ain’t pretty.

Readers panned Hillary Clinton’s Hard Choices giving the former First Lady’s biography a very low 2.1 rating at Amazon.
Reader Liv wrote in

I’ve been reviewing for Amazon for a decade and I have NEVER seen a mainstream book with this low a star rating. She is getting slaughtered! Sales must be not only thru the floor but clear down to the septic tank.

From Amazon

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The number one reviewer Bill wrote:

“ Anyone who’s said and done the things Hillary Clinton has should never write a book like this.”

138 reviewers agreed with him.
Jay Sohn wrote:

“Very very boring book.”

71 agreed with Jay.

The most helpful customer review was by TellsTheTruth calling the book -
“Excruciatingly Boring, Overly Long, Insipid Pabulum”

Read more here.

Jun 25

Issa Expands Investigation – Subpoenas 28 Years of Lois Lerner Emails

Lois Lerner, the controversial director of the tax-exempt organizations division at the Internal Revenue Service, has a long sordid history of targeting conservatives.

Under the direction of Lois Lerner, the Federal Election Commission sued the Christian Coalition in the 1990s. She harassed the Christian Coalition for three election cycles. Eventually, she lost her case. At one point Lerner even asked a targeted conservative if Pat Robertson prayed over him. (Sound familiar?)

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Al Salvi – Lois Lerner

In 1996, while at the FEC, Lois Lerner harassed Republican Senate candidate Al Salvi and made him this outrageous offer, “Promise me you will never run for office again, and we’ll drop this case.”

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Today House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) turned up the heat on Lois Lerner and subpoenaed 28 years of Lerner’s emails from 1986 until the present day.
Political Ticker reported:

Expanding his IRS investigation by more than two decades, House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa, R-California, has sent a subpoena to the Federal Elections Commission for all communications involving former IRS administrator Lois Lerner from January 1, 1986 to the present day.

This new search is the broadest-yet for records in a year-long investigation by Issa and congressional Republicans, who are trying to assess why the agency targeted tea party and other political groups for extra scrutiny.

Issa issued the subpoena to Lee Goodman, head of the Federal Election Commission, on Tuesday for communications involving Lerner, who is seen as a central figure in the controversy because she ran the division that executed the targeting.

She resigned last year after the Treasury Department’s inspector general found those working under her used “inappropriate” criteria to scrutinize certain groups. Since then, Lerner has refused to testify before Congress, invoking her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. This has added to the Republican push to find any documents related to Lerner and her time in government.

In the on-going, determined GOP effort, Republicans are now reaching back to her career before the IRS.

Lerner joined the FEC in 1981, first working in the general counsel’s office. Issa subpoena focuses on her work after 1986, when Lerner became the head of the FEC’s enforcement division.

SOURCE: The Gateway Pundit

Jun 25

Golf Hat you will Love

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In other news… We all remember when KFC offered the “Hillary” meal, consisting of 2 small breasts and 2 large thighs.

Now, KFC is offering the “Obama Cabinet Bucket”. It consists of nothing but left wings and chicken shit.

No thanks necessary, just keeping you up to date, as this is my civic duty.