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Ted Cruz Declares His Candidacy for President
Ted Cruz Declares His Candidacy for President

So finally the Miami Herald mentioned Ted Cruz’s presidential candidacy in the main page of their online edition.(!)

(I wouldn’t know about the print edition because I confess I haven’t looked at that fish wrap since April of 2000.)

And it goes something like this:

A Cuban, a Canadian, a white supremacist and a Chihuahua with rabies walk into a bar and the bartender says: “What will it be, Mr. Cruz?” … Then, he turns around and tells all the white trash in the bar to run for the hills.

It came in the form of a cautionary opinion hit piece by Andres  Oppenheimer warning Republicans, because you see, the well being of the Republican party is his primary concern, bless his heart, that if you sleep with dogs , you wake up with fleas. As we all know, it’s in the Miami Herald’s rich journalistic tradition to look out for the Republican party and to denigrate Cubans using canine metaphors.

Here’s the money quote: (emphasis mine)

The Canadian-born son of a Cuban father and a U.S.-born mother, Cruz — a first-term Republican senator from Texas — is one of the most rabid critics of President Obama’s executive action to regularize the legal status of up to 5 million undocumented immigrants, most of them Hispanic.

So, how does this newspaper stuff work anyway? Does the Herald call Oppenheimer and ask him to write an opinion piece on Cruz because he’s Latino Hispanic a Spic and Oppenheimer is also a Latino Hispanic a Spic and he can get away with saying he’s “rabid” without the risk of being called racist? Or is it that Cruz’s candidacy isn’t important enough to get an opinion hit piece by a real opinion journalist?

I mean there are so many more pressing issues going on for this niche Latino Hispanic  Spic commentator to expound upon. There’s the food shortages and long lines for essentials in Venezuela, the anti-government demonstration and unrest in Brazil,  the scandalous and suspicious  suicide  murder government hit of Alberto Misman in his own birthplace, Argentina, lots of stuff. But…I guess warning the Republican Party about evils that can befall it by associating with such a “rabid” Cuban-American trumps all these very Latino issues.

Oh well, like they say…you can’t teach an old dog new tricks…

Here’s my cautionary opinion hit piece: If you’re Cuban, please don’t buy the Miami Herald. If you need to wrap your fish or line your bird cage that badly, do it with one of those free real estate magazine things they give way at Publix. Or ask for paper and not plastic and use cartucho, por favor.

Ricky Ricardo would tell the NAACP-Los Angeles that they have a “little esplainin to do”

We hear that the NAACP in LA had a rather substantial relationship with Mr Sterling, the man who allegedly said some very nasty and racist things on tape.

The relationship is a bit strange given Mr Sterling’s past, as we read at TPM:

“For years, the NAACP’s Los Angeles chapter maintained a mutually beneficial but head-scratching relationship with Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

But the civil rights organization was finally forced to confront Sterling’s alleged transgressions this weekend when reports of racially charged remarks exploded from the gossip website TMZ.

Leon Jenkins, president of the chapter, gave a statement and fielded questions Monday at a press conference in California, attempting to explain why his branch of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People had been planning to give Sterling a lifetime achievement award, despite the basketball team owner’s history of alleged racist behavior.

Jenkins’ tone was strikingly defensive, asserting that he didn’t know whether it was really Sterling whose voice could be heard making racist statements on audio recordings that became public on Saturday. Jenkins also left the door open for future collaborations with the Clippers owner if Sterling proved penitent.

“There is a personal, economical and social price that Mr. Sterling must pay for his attempt to turn on racial relations,” Jenkins said in his opening statement.

The chapter also plans to return Sterling’s recent donations to the group, Jenkins said, though he declined to disclose how much the owner had given, saying only that it was “not a significant amount.”

It was the culmination of a strange affair between a man alleged on multiple occasions to hold racist beliefs and a group founded with the goal of eradicating those beliefs.

The 20-minute press conference, during which Jenkins was openly combative with the media, did little to illuminate how the NAACP had managed to ignore the prior allegations against Sterling. Jenkins portrayed the team owner simply as the winner in a philanthropic contest between Los Angeles area sports franchises.

“We looked at the body of work that he’s done. What we looked at all of the sports franchises in L.A. We look at how involved all these organizations in the community,” Jenkins said. “His organizations gave more money to the minority community.”

Sterling had already been given an award, which has alternately been described as being for lifetime achievement or humanitarian work, by the group back in 2009. There was outragethen, too, because Sterling had been sued for wrongful termination and was accused of allegedly freezing an ex-employee’s salary because of his race. He had also been sued in 2004 and 2006 for alleged housing discrimination. He eventually settled a $2.73 million lawsuit from the Department of Justice in 2009.

“He has a unique history of giving to the children of L.A.,” Jenkins said in 2009.

“We can’t speak to the allegations, but what we do know is that for the most part [Sterling] has been very, very kind to the minority youth community.””

Like many of you who don’t live in LA, I was not familiar with Mr Sterling or his background.

It’s tough to keep up with other sports-team owners when we have local personalities like Mr Cuban of the Mavericks & Mr Jones of the Cowboys.  (The Rangers’ owners stay away from the limelight!)

The NAACP spokesman is correct.  Mr Sterling has done a lot for LA kids and others.  He has contributed millions, like a lot of other wealthy people in this country do.

The NAACP needs to answer a few questions:

Why did the group have a relationship with this man? What about the racist allegations past?

Was the NAACP’s silence bought with contributions?

Also, how many other “liberal’ groups did Mr Sterling give money to over the years?  Will the media confront them for an explanation?

P. S. You can hear CANTO TALK here & follow me on Twitter @ scantojr.

The NYTimes should have spoken with the bishops before publishing Maduro’s Op Ed

My American Thinker post about The New York Times, President Maduro’s Op-ed & the bishops in Caracas.

In 48 hours, we’ve seen two rather different assessments of the situation in Venezuela.

First, The NY Times opened its editorial page to President Maduro by publishing “A call for peace.”  As I posted yesterday at Babalu, this op-ed is so embarrassing that everyone at The NY Times should be ashamed of themselves.

We like a debate of ideas but President Maduro did not tell the truth, especially about the daily attacks on demonstrators in Caracas and elsewhere or the way that legislator Maria Corina Machado has been treated:

“Last night, Venezuela’s Supreme Tribunal said that, indeed, Maria Corina Machado’s expulsion from the National Assembly could stand.

On its own, this shouldn’t seem so shocking – chavismo has created a habit of kicking people out of Parliament, out of city hall, and out of politics altogether. ”

Miss Machado’s “crime against the state” was trying to speak before the OAS about Venezuela.  My question is this:  Where does it say in the Venezuelan constitution that a legislator can not go to the OAS and speak his or her mind?

Second, the bishops in Caracas are concerned about the totalitarian nature of Maduro’s government, as reported in The Washington Post:

“Venezuela’s organization of Roman Catholic bishops is accusing the government of seeking totalitarian-style rule, comments that potentially could complicate the Vatican’s offer to facilitate talks between the socialist government and its opposition.

The Conference of Venezuelan Bishops is calling on President Nicolas Maduro to halt his crackdown on critics who have been protesting in the streets for seven weeks. The conference president is Bishop Diego Padron. Speaking in Caracas on Wednesday, he accused Maduro of attempting to criminalize dissent.

The statement comes a few days after the Vatican said it was willing to facilitate talks between the two sides. Maduro indicated he would accept such talks, but the position of the various groups that constitute the opposition remains unclear.

The bishops association has periodically criticized the Venezuelan government.”

God bless the Bishops for their warnings about repression in Venezuela. Shame on The NY Times for refusing “to edit” the words of a man responsible for the death of 39 Venezuelans, including a young pregnant woman.

Maybe everyone at The NY Times should take a night off and go to “confession”!

P. S. You can hear CANTO TALK here & follow me on Twitter @ scantojr.


Univision: “You got some ‘splainin’ to do!”

(This is my new American Thinker post about Univision and Hillary Clinton)

Am I the only one who finds the Hillary Clinton-Univision arrangement a bit strange?  After all, isn’t the lady a candidate for president and the other a news organization?

According to Marc Caputo of The Miami Herald, little has been said in the media about this very unusual union:

“The Spanish-language network, which broadcasts from Doral, has remarkably close ties with Clinton – from the way the media giant covers immigration to the financial backing of its top leader to a new initiative between the network and the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.

Barely a peep from the press, though.

Last week, at an East Harlem event featuring Clinton, Univision touted a multi-year partnership with a foundation-led learning initiative for children 5 and younger. The success of the ” Pequeños y Valiosos” (or “Young and Valuable”) partnership will take time to measure.

But it began paying immediate dividends for Clinton.

Clinton’s face is featured in five of seven slides on the Univision website promoting the partnership with the foundation’s “Too Small to Fail” initiative. Taking no press questions at the event, Clinton was featured in the type of feel-good classroom setting that politicians on the campaign trail crave.”

I guess that Univision wants us to believe that Hillary Clinton is not a political figure or a partisan on education issues.  It would have made a lot more sense if Univision had “partnered” with high visibility athletes or movie stars.

I like that Univision wants to promote education learning initiatives for kids 5 and under but did they have to do it with a woman running for president?   That’s “a no-win” situation for a news organization!

Finally, the irony is that Hillary Clinton, and Democrats, oppose the  kind of reforms or vouchers that would liberate many Hispanic parents from the public schools.

P. S. You can hear CANTO TALK here & follow me on Twitter @ scantojr.



“Duck Dynasty”: El dinero habla y “Abuelo Duck” ganó!

It took less than 2 weeks for A&E to crack:

“The A&E channel said it’s reversing its decision to drop “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson from the show for his remarks about gays.

In a statement Friday, A&E said it decided to bring Robertson back after discussions with the Robertson family and “numerous advocacy groups.”

The channel had put Robertson on what it called “hiatus” following his comments in a magazine article about how the Bible informs his view of gays.

His comments were slammed by groups including GLAAD, the gay media watch organization. But A&E’s decision drew a backlash from those who said they supported Robertson’s comments and others who defended him on the basis of freedom of speech.”

A&E has been running show marathons for the last week, or a very funny way of showing their displeasure with Granpa Phil!

Can we now get serious and talk about real problems?

Like violence in Venezuela?

“The Venezuelan Violence Observatory estimates that 24,763 killings occurred this year, pushing up the homicide rate to 79 per 100,000 inhabitants. It was 73 per 100,000 people in 2012. In 1998, the rate was 19.”

The latest Obama Care problems?

“Some patients who think they have insurance may not get insurance cards on time, and they’re afraid they might fall through the cracks. “

Frankly, I thought that this whole “Duck” story was an intentional distraction from the Obama Care mess and growing disillusionment with President Obama.

A word for Obama: “Camarón que se duerme se lo lleva la corriente”

Wake up Obama or you may drifting downstream with all of the other “camarones”.

The latest explanation about the ObamaCare “fumble” is that President Obama does not like to hear “bad news”.

This is from Gloria Borger:

“People don’t like to tell him bad news,” says an ex-White House staffer. “Part of it is the no-drama culture.””

My guess is that President FDR did not like getting the bad news from Pearl Harbor or those horrible casualty reports from 1943-44.  Also, President GW Bush did not enjoy hearing  about planes flying into the World Trade Center or that violence was out of control in Iraq 2006.

To say the least, bad news comes with the job.  In other words, a man who does not like “bad news” should be holding a safe Illinois Senate seat in Rev Wright’s neighborhood rather than serving as commander in chief of the US.

My guess is that this is a lot more complicated than the “boss” does not like bad news.

I think that there are two problems in this White House:

1) The boss is “disengaged”, “disinterested” or “an abdicative manager” as Frank Burke wrote at American Thinker in 2011:

“In classic management theory, Barack Obama would have to be described as an abdicativemanager.

The abdicative manager evidences a tendency to flee from responsibility and is frequently encountered in situations where he or she never wanted the job in the first place (for instance, a son or daughter who inherits a company or the individual who discovers that they are incapable of adequate performance). Abdication can be exhibited in a variety of ways, ranging from physically removing oneself through travel (the confusion of movement with action), to obsessing about personal interests or a limited range of controllable subjects.

Obama’s frequent vacations and absences, especially in times of crisis, coupled with his unwillingness to personally invest himself in key initiatives, are demonstrative of this style. An excellent example occurred after passage of the healthcare initiative.

Having ceded authority in what would later be described as his key achievement to Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, he watched as they forced the bill through under a manufactured emergency that precluded lawmakers from having time to read it.

He then went on a four-day vacation before signing it.”

2) No one was put in charge of the ObamaCare project. There were lots of people with titles or who made appearances before Congress. Unfortunately, there was no project manager who oversaw all of the components and held people accountable along the way.

President Obama has been using a lot of football analogies, i.e. fumble, my team, etc.

The truth is that he fell asleep on the job!  He did not take the time to get engaged or to demand explanations.  Sadly, the message came down the chain of command that the boss was not demanding results!

He should have read what Lee Iococca said about being the boss:

“I’ve always found that the speed of the boss is the speed of the team.”


“El que tiene palanca”: ObamaCare is so great that some of Obama’s friends get waivers

There are many reasons to dislike ObamaCare, such as the whole issue of federal overreach and impact on the private insurance market.

However, the #1 reason is that the law does not apply equally to all.    President Obama has unilaterally changed the law to give groups special favors or treatment.

The Wall Street Journal reminds us of how “unions” are about to get another one of those “waivers“:

“The unions ought to consider this tax a civic obligation in solidarity with the (uninsured) working folk they claim to support.

Instead, they’ve spent most of the last year demanding that the White House give them subsidies and carve-outs unavailable to anyone else.

But don’t expect ObamaCare favors unless you helped to re-elect the President.

In an aside in a Federal Register document filed this month, the Administration previewed its forthcoming regulation:

“We also intend to propose in future rulemaking to exempt certain self-insured, self-administered plans from the requirement to make reinsurance contributions for the 2015 and 2016 benefit years.”

Allow us to translate.

“Self-insured” means that a business pays for the medical expenses of its workers directly and hires an insurer as a third-party administrator to process claims, manage care and the like. Most unions as well as big corporations use this arrangement.”

Don’t get me wrong.  I think that private sector unions are good.  They represent workers and should continue to do so.

My problem is with favors not unions.

This is why health care should not be run by politicians. They will find a way to take care of their friends at the expense of the rest of us.

Wonder when The NY Times will get their special little waiver for being such a staunch defender of the cause?


ObamaCare vs Katrina: The NY Times “sigue comiendo de lo que pica el pollo”

The Obama Care roll out is so bad that there is panic on the Democrat side of the aisle.

On Friday, 39 Democrats in the House voted with the GOP, or the Upton Bill.

Over at the US Senate, “red state Democrats” are desperately trying to explain their vote for ObamaCare to very angry constituents in places like Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, and others.

Political reality aside, The NY Times has the latest and silliest explanation. They are comparing Katrina to ObamaCare:

“The disastrous rollout of his health care law not only threatens the rest of his agenda but also raises questions about his competence in the same way that the Bush administration’s botched response to Hurricane Katrina undermined any semblance of Republican efficiency.

But unlike Mr. Bush, who faced confrontational but occasionally cooperative Democrats, Mr. Obama is battling a Republican opposition that has refused to open the door to any legislative fixes to the health care law and has blocked him at virtually every turn. “

What are they smoking over at The NY Times?  Cooperative Democrats?

I am happy that Professor Althouse has fired an excellent response. This is so good that I want you to share it with your friends::

“1. Bush’s political party didn’t design and enact Hurricane Katrina.

2. Bush didn’t have 5 years to craft his response to the hurricane.

3. Bush didn’t have the power to redesign the hurricane as he designed his response to it.

4. The Republican Bush believed he could not simply bully past the Democratic Mayor of New Orleans and the Democratic Governor of Louisiana and impose a federal solution, but the Democrat Obama and his party in Congress aggressively and voluntarily took over an area of policy that might have been left to the states.

5. The media were ready to slam Bush long and hard for everything — making big scandals out of things that, done by Obama, would have been forgotten a week later (what are the Valerie Plame-level screwups of Obama’s?) — but the media have bent over backwards for years to help make Obama look good and to bury or never even uncover all of his lies and misdeeds.

6. If Bush experienced a disaster like the rollout of Obamacare, the NYT wouldn’t use its front page to remind us of something Bill Clinton did that looked bad.”

Last, but not least, let’s not forget the total and incomplete incompetence of the mayor of New Orleans and the governor of Louisiana.

Of course, we are really watching something more profound than a comparison between Katrina and ObamaCare.    The NY Times, and others in the left, are in a panic because the incompetent roll out has dealt liberalism a potentially fatal knockout, as Charles Krauthammer wrote yesterday:

“The damage to the Obama presidency, however, is already done. His approval rating has fallen to 39?percent, his lowest ever. And, for the first time, a majority considers him untrustworthy. That bond is not easily repaired.

At stake, however, is more than the fate of one presidency or of the current Democratic majority in the Senate. At stake is the new, more ambitious, social-democratic brand of American liberalism introduced by Obama, of which Obamacare is both symbol and concrete embodiment.”

The NY Times is going to get more hysterical, specially as the collapse of ObamaCare becomes inevitable.

Keep Ignoring This Particular Problem Until It Swims Up and Bites Us … Again

Shooting At Washington DC Navy Yard Reportedly Leaves Several Woundedmass_shooters

The MSM (and liberals with Twitter accounts) resorted to the typical template with last week’s Washington DC Navy Yard mass murder shooting:

First, get the facts completely wrong, even the person’s name/identity … Just be first with the dirt
Second, continue to push the lie(s) because it fits the gun control agenda
Third, barely, if that, correct the error(s)
Fourth, still push the blame on the gun, even if it is not the gun used
Fifth, find somebody else to blame (always first blame the NRA, then the GOP and/or “Bible-thumping Second Amendment law-abiding Americans)
Sixth, stupidly and wrongly blame the TEA Party/conservatives/”rightwingers” (even though some of the recent shooters have been democrat/liberal-leaners … and Obama and gun control supporters)
Seventh, (“He played video games? Thank Gaia!”) Blame the video games!
*Eighth (continued below the fold), completely ignore the fact that almost all of the mass shootings are happening in “Gun Free Zones” … Yes, even military bases

You see, it is never the shooter’s responsibility, or their history of mental illness and its occasionally volatile medications. It is always a deflection of responsibility and blame and condemnation of the gun(s), the Second Amendment, those who persist in defending the Constitution’s Bill of Rights, the other political party, violence-based entertainment, global warming/climate change…

However, while we are grasping at blame cards, Ann Coulter does find a viable source of blame that absolutely does connect with the mass murderers in America over the last four decades:

There’s been another mass shooting by a crazy person, and liberals still refuse to consider institutionalizing the dangerous mentally ill.


But Alexis couldn’t be institutionalized because the left has officially certified the mentally ill as “victims,” and once you’re a victim, all that matters is that you not be “stigmatized.”

But here’s the problem: Coddling the mentally ill isn’t even helping the mentally ill. Ask the sisters of crazy homeless woman “Billie Boggs” how grateful they were to the ACLU for keeping Boggs living on the streets of New York City. Ask the parents of Aaron Alexis, James Holmes (Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooter), Jared Loughner (Tucson, Ariz., mall shooter) or Seung-Hui Cho (Virginia Tech shooter) how happy they are that their sons weren’t institutionalized.

Tellingly, throughout the last three decades, the overall homicide rate has been in free fall, thanks to Republican crime policies, from 10 per 100,000 in 1980 to 4 per 100,00 today. (You might even call them “common sense” crime policies.) But the number of mass shootings has skyrocketed from 4 per year, between 1900 and 1970, to 29 per year since then.

Something seems to have gone horribly wrong right around 1970. What could it be? Was it the introduction of bell-bottoms?

That date happens to correlate precisely with when the country began throwing the mentally ill out of institutions in 1969. Your memory of there not being as many mass murders a few decades ago is correct. Your memory of there not being as many homeless people a few decades ago is also correct.

But liberals won’t allow the dangerous mentally ill to be committed to institutions against their will. (The threat of commitment is very persuasive in getting disturbed individuals to take their medicine.) Something in liberals’ genetic makeup compels them to attack civilization, for example, by defending the right of dangerous psychotics to refuse treatment and then representing them in court after they commit murder.


In the decades since the deinstitutionalization movement began, more and more people kept being killed as a result of that movement — including the deinstitutionalized themselves. According to Torrey, between 1970 and 2004, the mentally ill were responsible for at least 4,700 murders in California.

Liberals will pretend to have missed the news that the Washington Navy Yard shooter was a paranoid schizophrenic. They refuse to acknowledge that the mass murder problem — as well as the homeless problem — only began after crazy people were thrown out of institutions in the 1970s. They tell us crapping in your pants on a New York City sidewalk is a “civil right.” They say that haranguing passersby on the street about your persecution by various movie stars is a form of “free speech.”

Only after a mass murder committed by a psychotic with a firearm do liberals spring to life and suggest a solution: Take away everyone’s guns.

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I Can See The “Community Organizer” From My House…

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Recall in 2008 during the then presidential election campaigns how all the in-the-know Obama supporters in the democrat party and in the media were so eager to elevate the man, with little to no experience at even an actual job, to a would be indisputable level of “Community Organizer” that would trump anything a crazy Vietnam-vet-McCain/Alaska-hick-Palin ticket could possibly offer the country … or the WORLD!!! As we have seen in recent weeks, when Obama’s claim to supreme expertise in the specialty of ‘organizing communities’ has been called upon, he has shown himself far over-sold even in that job.

Silvio Canto, Jr. holds up the mirror for all to see…

As you may recall, much of Senator Obama’s message in 2008 was about international coalitions. He mocked President Bush for “going at it alone.” I guess that 40-something countries in Iraq was not a big enough coalition. Or, having UK, Canadian and other NATO soldiers take bullets in Afghanistan was not enough either.

Today, President Obama stands alone in the world. He can’t even get the UK in Syria. He has found some “moral support” but no one is offering airplanes or missiles.

President Obama is saying that the world drew a “red line.” However, no one seems ready to enforce it or fight for the innocent people of Syria.

President Obama is painfully learning that it was easier to build coalitions in the campaign trail than from The Oval Office.

This is the latest about the coalition that won’t coalesce:


We’ve come a long way from that summer of 2008 when Obama was treated like a rock star in Europe.

Frankly, we have a perfect storm here: We have a man who made outregously silly statements about international relations when he was a candidate and a crowd silly enough to believe it.

Silly speaker plus silly listeners equals what we are seeing today.


Oddly, the strongest ally Obama has been able to organize into his tiny “Bomb Assad/Syria” community is his old 2008 foe Sen. John McCain … with Gov. Palin allowing, “Let Allah sort it out” … Which, of course, is far far worse than bombing the hell out of Syria, or something.


“WH Chief of Staff: U.S. Has No Military Allies for Syria Strike”

“Bored” To Death


I will not rehash the MSM and race-baiting-activist(s) miscarriages during and since the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin trial. They are well-known to this day. However, it is stark-raving obvious there is a huge difference in the way the “thrill kill” murder of Australian college baseball player Chris Lane is being presented by the same MSM, and the lack of outrage by those who shout about bigotry and racism. No allegations of racism or hate crime, even though the innocent victim was white, and two (if not all) of the three perpetrators are not white. By the way, no Barack Obama making any personal connections between himself and the victim … and a lame-assed genertic pressured response from Jesse Jackson that has fueled a growing Twitter hashtag of ridicule #FrownedUpon. Yeah, this version of “frowned upon” carried more weight.

“Idle hands are the Devil’s playground…” rings loudly here like a deafening bell. The claim is these three murderers were “bored” and just had to entertain themselves by killing somebody. Part of this can be directly linked to the highest rate ever of black teen unemployment in this magnificent Obama economy rebound. SOMETHING the MSM completely ignores … to this day…

Black teen unemployment is a shocking 41.6%. In July last year, the unemployment was considerably lower, at 36%. That almost half of black teens who want to work can’t find jobs is a stain on Obama’s economic policies.

It also does not help matters when being unemployed pays far better than finding even minimum wage or part time work to build your experience and work ethic to eventually move up in the world.

FOX’s Todd Starnes observes, “United States is raising a nation of savages”

It’s true that American culture has turned its back on God. As a result, we’ve lost our moral compass – replacing the moral absolutes of the Almighty with the moral whims of an all-knowing federal government.

Right is now wrong and wrong is now right. And under the leadership of President Obama criminals have become victims and their prey have become afterthoughts – ingredients for the surge in teenage violence.


And as the stench of our rotting culture sweeps across the nation, I’ve come to the conclusion that we have reached a moment in history when the make-believe world of violence no longer satisfies our bloodlust.

The United States is now reaping what it has sown – for raising a nation of savages.

We have become a nation where half (and I mean that in numbers, NOT in racial terms, so back-off) the people value nothing they have worked hard for and earned on their own, but managed to answer the questions just the right way on a government application and become eligible for lots free crap and money out of the other half’s sweat-of-the-brow. We have become a nation where superficial outweighs substance … Where revenge is mistaken for justice … Where a MSM agenda-driven false narrative outweighs solid logic and reasoning, and the truth.

God help us.

The Most Ignored Administration in History

For starters, Democrat strategist Pat Caddell gives his ideas on why Rep. John Boehner has done little to nothing on the Benghazi and IRS investigations of the administration:

Mr. Caddell has back-up on his assertions…

IBD: A Select Committee Needed In IRS, Benghazi Scandals

Victor Davis Hanson @ NRO: Obama’s Watergates: Denial, evasion, “Let me be perfectly clear” — is this 2013 or 1973?

But wait, it gets even better…

Doug Ross @ Journal: BOMBSHELL REPORT: Valerie Jarrett Gave the Orders on 9/11/2012 and Blocked Rescue in Benghazi

However, a glint of admission comes from the media itself as to why the press finds it difficult to ask Obama, or anyone in the administration, the much needed and demanded tough questions:

As the one year anniversary of the deadly attack on an American consulate in Benghazi approaches, journalists have begun to take another look into the scandal surrounding the government’s response to that terrorist event. Last week, CNN aired two striking reports revealing that the Central Intelligence Agency had a large number of agents on the ground on the night of the attack and that a suspect in the attack has never been interviewed by investigators. Following these revelatory reports, which some in President Barack Obama’s administration believe represent a political threat, some CNN reporters now fear for their access to the White House. They are not alone.

On July 31, CNN’s The Situation Room broadcast a portion of an interview conducted by reporter Arwa Damon with a suspect in the Benghazi attacks. The suspect revealed to Damon that no investigator has attempted to contact him regarding his involvement in that deadly assault. The following day, CNN’s Drew Griffin broke the news that more than 30 CIA agents were on the ground in Libya on the day of the attack and they are being pressured by the spy agency to not reveal to reporters or congressional investigators what they know of the events of that night. Some CNN reporters are reportedly fearful now that their access to the White House will be hampered following their probing into a story that members of the Obama administration would prefer remain uninvestigated.

“Access is a very serious consideration when it comes to stories that could adversely impact a show, correspondent, or network’s relationship with the administration, a campaign, or any political leader,” one source with insider information told Mediaite.

“I would suggest it’s not an accident that those who have been given a lot of access to the president have generally been AWOL when it comes to stories that might reflect poorly on him,” the source, who did not wish to be identified, continued. “It’s the name of the game. And it’s bad for everyone trying to do this job the right way.” Those reporters have reason to fear for their access to America’s executive branch. Some suspect that reporters who soft-pedal or underreport stories uncomfortable to the administration receive preferential access to White House officials.

And then there are those pesky al Qaeda prison breaks just screaming for attention, in addition to Iraq falling apart.

Glenn Beck asks: “Why is no one talking about the three huge prison breaks in the Middle East?”

And how about Obama refusing to even talk about the recent terror threat with the press, but possibly giving the one and only question on the situation to a late night comedian?

President Obama continues to say nothing to a jittery nation about what some who have been briefed on the danger are describing as the worst terrorist threat since 9/11, declining to either offer reassurance or an explanation of the peril the nation faces.

Certainly, the president does not want to take questions about a threat he had minimized during the 2012 campaign. But what’s striking is that he has not addressed the nation in a formal manner on the potential for a major attack.

Incredibly, the first question Obama might take on the situation could come from a comedian. Obama is scheduled to appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno this evening in California, and the topic is sure to come up. He has an event earlier in the day, but it’s a campaign-style appearance at a high school in Phoenix, also an odd venue to be discussing potential terrorist attacks.

Hey, MSM, you’re not the least bit pissed about this? I mean, can you imagine how the very same MSM would be reacting were it Pres. George W. Bush spending the weekend golfing while a record number of U.S. embassies in the world were closed due to a hightened terror threat(s) here and abroad … and then ducking onto a late night entertainment show for a bit of softball back-and-forth?

“Obama’s Castro-like speech, both in substance and length, bombs…”


As usual we must swim across the deep blue pond to get the honest reviews/reporting from the UK’s non-Obama appeasing media. Here is the Telegraph’s Nile Gardiner on Obama’s long and inane speech from yesterday afternoon at Knox College, Illinois…

Today’s speech at Knox College, Illinois, was supposed to be the president’s come-back moment, the first of a series of addresses aimed at retaking the initiative by the White House. Instead it was a train-wreck. In an hour-long address, which seemed to last forever (and par for course started 15 minutes late), the president spoke in deeply partisan terms, often with bitterness and anger, lambasting his political opponents, dismissing criticism of his policies, and launching into his favourite theme of class warfare, attacking the wealthy and what he calls the “winner takes all economy.” In a display of extraordinary arrogance (even by his standards), he condemned what he called “an endless parade of distractions, political posturing and phony scandals,” a direct reference to the Congressional investigations into the IRS and Benghazi scandals, which most Americans don’t see as phony. He also defended his increasingly unpopular Obamacare proposals, attacking what he calls “a politically-motivated misinformation campaign,” while failing to acknowledge that moderate Democrats are “steadily turning against Obamacare” as The Washington Post reported today.

This was a highly defensive speech, with President Obama in full campaign mode. There were no fresh ideas, just a tired rehash of earlier campaign rhetoric. It was also another love letter to big government, with a clarion call for yet more federal spending on environmental measures, infrastructure, manufacturing, and a laundry list of liberal pet causes. There was not a word about reducing the burden of government regulation, and getting bureaucracy off the backs of entrepreneurs. His speech promised more government spending at a time when America’s national debt is approaching a staggering $17 trillion. He rejected tax cuts, and bashed the rich, at times sounding more like Francois Hollande than the leader of the free world.

Once again, Barack Obama demonstrated why he has built an unenviable reputation as a perpetual campaigner in chief, with an overwhelmingly partisan agenda. Obama is no Ronald Reagan, who always sought to bring the country together based on the common ideals of the Founding Fathers. President Obama’s message will do nothing to reassure a sceptical American public. With unemployment still above 10 percent in 27 major US metropolitan areas, and nearly one in six Americans living on food stamps, the economic record of this administration leaves much to be desired. Today in Illinois, President Obama spoke the language of decline, promising more of the same left-wing policies that have weakened US competitiveness, eroded economic freedom, and have saddled the world’s superpower with historic levels of debt. Americans deserve better than the failed statism that has bankrupted cities like Detroit, and threatens to do the same to the rest of the country.

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While watching Sean Hannity’s FOX News Channel TV show last night, Sean was running a recording of this Obama speech silently in the botton right corner of the screen, showing how long the man had droned on and on, and did not finish by the time Hannity’s show had ended. Here is a link to the video and the transcript of Obama’s Knox College, Illinois speech from yesterday.

HT on this post’s title from Mark Levin @ Facebook

Of interest:

“Two Americans Added to Food Stamp Rolls for Every Job Administration Says It Created”

“Top 10 Signs Scandals Aren’t ‘Phony'”

“President Alinsky Threatens Americans with Rising ‘Social Tensions’”

“Poll: Race relations have plummeted since Obama took office”

Egypt: “Arab Spring” Rotting on The Vine or New Life?

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The revolution is returning to Egypt as Egyptians are discovering the Islamic nature of their new president and government is not exactly good for the country.

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Egyptian Pres. Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood party headquarters have been ransacked and burned over the last couple days. The MB promises action against this personal attack. It is being reported the numbers crowding the streets of Egypts major cities far outnumber those seen just a few years ago in Cairo to oust Mubarak. A lot of those protesting the current president are saying he is a radical Islamic version of the previous president, and Pres. Morsi has been given a deadline to get out … by the Egyptian military. Oddly, the American media, that originally cheered-on the first round of protests/revolution that purged Egypt of Mubarak, are not so interested this time around. I wonder why


Under the Morsi regime violence, death and destruction (and the fleeing from the country)of Egypt’s Christians has increased. However, just a week ago Barack Obama warned Egypt’s Christians to not protest Morsi or the Muslim Brotherhood.

Meanwhile, the Obama administration issued a travel warning for Americans planning on traveling to Egypt as violence follows this new wave of street protests, as it did the last phase of ‘revolution’ in Egypt, in those foreigners reporting on the breaking news are murdered and raped while amid the crowds.


I imagine the reasoning for this outrage is almost evenly split between those who demand a more (real) democratic secular existence for the country, those Morsi-loyalists … and those who are not pleased with the pace of Morsi, so far, in converting Egypt into a full Sharia theocracy and possibly want a more fundamentalist leader to assume power. All I know is Obama just recently sent the Egyptian president a butt-load of money and high powered military weaponry. So, if in the future Morsi starts firing on the Egyptian people from the sky you know where the ability to do so came from.

FOX News: “Key events in Egypt’s revolution and transition”

The Media’s Sloppy Racist Ways on Display … Again

“If there’s anyone out there that has never said something that they wish they could take back, if you’re out there, please pick up that stone and throw it so hard at my head that it kills me … Please, I want to meet you.”

In the last week we have heard the tale of cooking queen Paula Deen’s sin of using a certain derogatory racist term roughly twenty years ago when she had a gun in her face during a bank robbery. Yes, the “N” word. You see, full-throated Obama supporter Paula Deen (who has fallen out of favor for something else) was under oath and asked if she had ever used that word. Instead of the usual CYA answer most people use when asked such things under oath (I can’t/don’t recall…), Deen responded truthfully and answered ‘yes’ she had. Some defense of Deen has been how she grew up in the south where use of that word was ingrained in the culture. She is currently being dumped from TV, Vegas, stores, and business endorsements and to be the scourge of humanity until the Earth collides with the Sun … and then some. Yet, her new book has jumped to #1 on the Amazon best seller’s list, and it’s not even due to be released until October.

Jump now to the George Zimmerman trial taking place in Florida. From the first moment this local story was shoved onto the national stage the MSM has spun it thick with racial tone, going so far as to designate Zimmerman as a “white Hispanic” who murdered an unarmed black teen (Remember, this is the same MSM that has completely tossed out the fact that Barack Obama is half white so that they can cut-off any opposition/criticism of him and his policies). The media continued to feed the racist beast for months and months, even getting caught creatively editing the audio tape of Zimmerman’s 911 call to make him sound like a racist out for blood becuase he used the word “black” in his description to the 911 operator, or selectively editing police station video to make Zimmerman appear unharmed. The prosecution’s key (very but troublesome) witness in its case against Zimmerman, Rachel Jeantel, is the female friend that was allegedly on the phone with Trayvon Martin at the time of the altercation with Zimmerman the night he died.

Mz. Jeantel’s testimony today revealed part of the phone exchange where Trayvon described Zimmerman as a “crazy-assed cracker”. When Zimmerman’s lawyer, on cross-examination, suggested to the witness that racism did come into that horrible night, but that Trayvon Martin had been the one that brought it in by using those words, she denied the suggestion, finally defending the use of the racist white term as part of her “community” (i.e., culture) … as is the dreaded “N” word.

And here we have the media that spent a week not accepting any explanations or apologies regarding Paula Deen’s nasty word usage, bending over backward and twisting inside-out to rationalize and excuse Jeantel’s and Trayvon’s (and their community’s/culture’s) use of racist words

(This guy will not be the only one to make this stretch … Count on it.)

I don’t know about you but in a country that just yesterday had the highest court in the land pretty much rule in favor of equal treatment under the law (which the media openly celebrated), I refuse to continue to live under this slapping-hand of the hypocritical MSM PC word police (MSNBC one of THE worst media racists on a daily consistent basis) and the equally guilty politicians and all other “progressive” Alinsky-fed ilks dictating to the rest of the country. I am beyond disgusted with this. Shame on the manipulative MSM, political class, and various other racially motivated instigators dragging down this great country. And shame on the American people for not only swallowing it, but allowing it to continue. It has to stop … immediately.