Friday, September 19, 2014

50 Objective Facts that Prove America is in an Unprecedented Decline Under Democrat Leadership

By Michael Snyder

What has happened to America? Please show these numbers to anyone that does not believe that the United States is in decline. It is time for all of us to humble ourselves and face the reality of what has happened to our once great nation. For those of us that love America, it is heartbreaking to watch the foundations of our society rot and decay in thousands of different ways. The following are 50 facts that show how far America has fallen in this generation, but the truth is that this list could have been far, far longer…

#1 According to a survey that was just conducted, only 36 percent of all Americans can name the three branches of government.

#2 Only 25 percent of all Americans know how long U.S. Senators are elected for (6 years), and only 20 percent of all Americans know how many U.S. senators there are.

#3 Even if you include same-sex couples in the numbers, the marriage rate in the United States is at a 93 year low.

#4 For the first time ever, single Americans make up more than half the U.S. population.

#5 31.1 percent of American young adults in the 18 to 34-year-old age bracket are currently living with their parents.

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Nation

Obamacare Architect Thinks You Should Die by Age 75: Jon Gabriel
You Can’t Outsource Our National Security: Christopher Holton
NY Dem: ‘All My Heroes Were America’s Enemies’: MenRec

4 Suspected Terrorists Arrested on 9/10 Near Southern Border: Lid
John Kerry, Master Dhimmi: Carol Brown
The challenge of stopping do-it-yourself jihadism: Jonah Goldberg

Cruz Dominates White House Dossier GOP Primary Poll: Keith Koffler
GFY, NRSC and Karl Rove: Erick Erickson
Democrats Lose Edge with Women Voters: AmInt

Ferguson Lowlifes Make Demands, Issue Threats: MB
Go Away, Hillary: Alan Caruba
AG Holder enforces Sharia, citizens can’t use zoning laws to stop mosques: Pamela Geller

Economy

Boehner and Pelosi Unite to Pass Bill Funding Planned Parenthood, Obamacare, Syrian Rebels: CNS
Report: Cali. Lead Ban to Triple Ammo Prices: Tea Party
Schools stockpile grenade launchers, M16s, armor, other military equipment: EAG

Scandal Central

State Department Used 'Made Up' Name In Order To Ignore Security Needs In Benghazi: TR
Radical Activists on Ninth Circuit say it’s illegal to wear American Flag shirt on Cinco de Mayo: FAM
Mark Levin Goes Nuclear Over Cinco de Mayo Decision: Scoop

Benghazi Annex Security Team Members Challenge Democrat Adam Schiff To A Debate: Nice Deb
Sharyl Attkisson: Obama’s Whereabouts During Benghazi Attacks Are ‘Unacceptably Private’: CBS Philly
WI Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Blames Consultant For Plagiarized Jobs Plan: BuzzFeed

Media

Gallup: Americans Don't Trust MSM, Say It's Too Liberal: Lid
As Michelle Purges Schools Of Sugary Snacks, WH Machine Sells 590 Calorie Honey Buns: ProgsToday
Mark Levin: An Answer to the 'Outrageous Cherry-Picking of American History' Regarding Race: CNS

Why Do They Make It So Easy?: R.S. McCain
This Time It Is Not Sarah Palin Targeting People for Assassination: Erick Erickson
NBC Gives 'Christie Innocent In Bridgegate' 38 Secs; Devoted Nearly 5 Mins When Scandal Broke: MRC

World

Mark Levin: "A Revolt Going On With Top Generals And Obama": RCP
ISIS Calls For Radicalized Americans To Go To Homes Of U.S. Soldiers, 'Slaughter Them': Breitbart
Archaeologists in Poland Make Horrendous Discovery: Blaze

John "Mashed Potato Face" Kerry"We are at war with the enemies of Islam": Scoop
Australians Now Wish They Were Armed After Latest ISIS Plot Revealed: Nick Adams
There's a Black Market for Ebola Survivors' Blood: Shirley Li

Muslim Asks 3 Sobbing Children to Choose Which of Them Will Be Beheaded First: RWN
Let’s Not Arm Anyone in Syria: Leon Wolf
The aftermath of Scotland’s ‘no’ vote: Spectator

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

On Safe Computing: Liberty At Stake
Home Depot breach put 56M payment cards at risk: ComputerWorld
Hubble Space Telescope finds smallest known galaxy with supermassive black hole: Xeni Jardin

Cornucopia

Rich just rich. Michelle Obama to kids with cancer: Living in the White House ‘can be hard’: BPR
#IWasForItBeforeItWasn’tMyIdea: MOTUS
CIA Posts Hundreds of Declassified Journal Articles: FAS

Image: Archaeologists in Poland Make Horrendous Discovery
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Thursday, September 18, 2014

BUMMERINO: Democrats Lose Female Voters as Bungling of Real Military Conflicts Trumps Bogus "War on Women"

What if they gave a war and we had a Democrat president? As with Carter and Clinton, we're reminded daily of the Democrat Party's unofficial tagline: The Party of Weakeness. Walter Russell Mead -- and friends -- highlight the inevitable reaction of the American public as they come to grips with incompetent ideologues:

The most interesting finding of a recent NYT poll on voter preferences before the midterms: The Democrats have lost their edge with women. Though the NYT write-up of the poll doesn’t mention the change, it shows up in the accompanying graph... When asked “If the 2014 election for United States House of Representatives seats were being held today, would you vote for the Republican candidate or the Democratic candidate in your district?” women favor Democrats over Republicans by one point only, 43 to 42 percent.

This is a huge swing in a short period of time: just one month earlier, women preferred Democrats by 51 percent to 37 percent in response to that question in a similar Wall Street Journal poll. Nobody quite knows what accounts for the shift, but given that support for President Obama’s foreign policy has seen similar big drops among women, it’s likely the recent global unrest is part of the cause.

Perhaps what we are seeing here is the awakening of the under-appreciated “Wal-Mart mom” Jacksonians. Many Americans are default Jacksonians who favor muscular use of force abroad to protect U.S. interests. But when things seem to be going reasonably well, their Jacksonianism lies dormant, and they can appear to be non-interventionists. It is only when threats pile up and the world begins to seem less safe that Americans reveal their true foreign policy colors. Mothers with younger children can, as any student of human nature will tell you, act aggressively if they feel their children’s safety is threatened.


As Mead observes, while the Democrat's phony "war on women" meme has served the party well, it would appear that the rise of ISIS, the invasion of Ukraine, and a catastrophic panoply of disease, chaos, and criminality on the southern border take precedence over free contraceptives for many women.

In other words, reality trumps bullcrap.

Sandra Fluke (pronounced: fluck) hardest hit.


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Building a New Barn

By Hardscrabble Farmer

Last night I dreamed of buildings. In the dream they were on our farm- a church, a small theater, a haunted house we had once looked at before we bought our place. I went from one to the other examining the flaws and estimating for repairs; rotten framing, new coat of paint, leaky pipes that ran inside the walls. I was overwhelmed by the amount of work ahead of me and in each building were groups of people I didn’t know, a cluster of young girls waiting to dance at a recital, college boys gathered in knots by a fire escape, old men and women in recliners on the porch watching the evening sky.

Everyone nodded at me as I made my way from job to job and at one point an old friend I haven’t seen in years asked me to help him move a fawn across a large field to the safety of the forest before someone accidentally hit it with their car. I remember clearly the mood of the dream- it was neither ethereal nor fantastic, but mundane and simple. I was required to fix what was broken, to make the repairs and work while others went about their lives doing what was expected of them. I recall my work clothes and tools, the turkey leg someone offered me to eat, the fact that nighttime was approaching and there was still so much work left undone.

When I came downstairs this morning it was not quite light but you could see the water vapor ascending from the surface of the pond like a pillar of smoke, obscuring the lower pasture in a lavender haze. I made my coffee and thought about my dream while it was fresh in my mind.

Barack Obama's Real Criteria for Success

By Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D.

Barack Obama, in his own mind, is incapable of formulating scenarios in which the United States, as a capitalist-based western democracy, succeeds.

If narcissism explains Obama's personal behavior, his relationships with others and his self-centered decision-making process, then the nexus of Marxism-Leninism, Black Nationalism and Islam defines him politically, philosophies antithetical to the survival of the Constitution and the American republic.

Frank Marshall Davis was introduced to Barack Obama by his maternal grandfather, Stanley Dunham, who was a close friend of Davis and saw him as a potential role model and father-figure for his grandson. Davis was also a US Communist Party member (number 47544) and became Obama's mentor in Hawaii during the 1970s, right up until Obama left for college at Occidental, which he attended on a scholarship, one likely reserved for foreign students. That would explain why he roomed and associated with foreign students and, incidentally, may not have registered with Selective Service.

In a PBS "Frontline" documentary called "The Choice 2012," former Obama roommate Sohale Siddiqi stated "I didn't consider him American. He seemed like an international individual."

Larwyn's Linx: Where have all the allies gone?

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Nation

Where have all the allies gone?: Victor Davis Hanson
The spread of Rocky Mountain jihad: Malkin
Obama at War With His Generals: Telegraph

Obama at the Gates of Vienna: Jeffrey Lord
Whistleblowers blast VA IG report: Ace
Why do (some) Americans hate America?: Cal Thomas

You Knuckleheads: Camp o' the Saints
Close the Michigan Republican Presidential Primary: Kuznicki
"There was a master race, now there's a master faith": PW

The Scandals are Catching Up With Mary Landrieu: Scott McKay
Mary Landrieu Welcomes Hispanics to the New Democrat Plantation: RS
Generic Congressional Vote Starting to Look Ugly for Democrats: Leon Wolf

Economy

The destruction of traditional mortgage demand: DHB
A New Fed Playbook for the New Normal: Peter Schiff
Dollar Higher as Fed Hinted as Steeper Rate Hike: ActionForex

Scandal Central

Watch Trey Gowdy’s opening statement for Benghazi hearings: Scoop
Gowdy grills first witness in Benghazi hearings; Hillary might be in trouble already: BPR
Citing IRS Wrongdoing, Judicial Watch Asks Federal Court to Permit Discovery: JW

Climate & Energy

"The Barbra Streisand Effect on Steroids": Mark Steyn
Suppose They Gave a Climate Conference and Nobody Came: Roger L. Simon
Marxist Author Naomi Author Klein: US Should Pay ‘Trillions’ For Causing Climate Change: MRC

Media

`Neil deGrasse Tyson is a scientist. But his current job, near as I can tell, is carnival barker.': Bystanders
Networks Black Out Coverage of Benghazi Hearing: MRC
Media Bias (Again) Shines Through in Coverage of Joe Biden’s Anti-Semitic Slur: Leon Wolf

This Is The Worst Thing Ever And We’re All Going To Die.: David Harsanyi
Mark Levin rips Obama for putting politics above war on ISIS: Scoop
Pelosi Won’t Say We Are At War With ISIS But Says “There Is A War On Women”: Surge

World

Fourteen ISIS Terrorists Die in Workplace Accident Trying to Load Chlorine Gas Into Rocket: JWF
President Obama’s 9/10 Strategy in a 9/11 World: RS
Noncitizen income rose 15 times faster than income of native U.S. workers in 2013: Blaze

Dem Senator: Obama's Plan To Train Syrian Opposition Would Cost $100,000 Per Rebel: Breitbart
Russia: ‘Free Syrian Army No Longer Exists’; Rebels Are Coordinating With Terrorists: CNS
How Peace Negotiator Martin Indyk Cashed a Big, Fat $14.8 Million Check From Qatar: Tablet

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

It's A Disaster When They Say It Is: Nuking Politics
How a massive black hole looks in an ultra-dense dwarf galaxy: Mariella Moon, Engadget
Amazon just forked out $4.6 million to own the .Buy domain: TNW

Cornucopia

"One of San Francisco's Famous Painted Ladies Finally Sells": Obiter Dictum
Owner reunited with Jaguar stolen in 1968: Fox
Late Night Unsoothiness: iOTW

Image: Un-Islamic-non-State-Jr-Varsity ISIS in Jerusalem
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QOTD: "Thousands of children in swaths of war-torn Syria, now controlled by dreaded Islamic State militants, can no longer study math or social studies under new diktats issued by the jihadists.

While sports is banned, the children will not be allowed to learn about elections and democracy.

Instead, the children will be subjected to the teachings of the radical Islamist group. And any teacher who dares to break the rules "will be punished."

ISIS announced its new educational demands in fliers posted on billboards and on street poles, CNN reported. " --Times of India

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

AWESOME: Obama-Holder Justice Department Doesn't Punish Known Criminal Activity in Its Ranks

By Judicial Watch

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is responsible for enforcing the law, providing federal leadership in preventing crime and punishing those guilty of illegal behavior yet it allows its own officials to get away with all sorts of appalling crimes and transgressions.

As if this weren’t bad enough, the DOJ also protects its perpetrators, covering up their name and allowing them to keep their lucrative government jobs. Even the agency watchdog, which is charged with rooting out corruption, conceals crucial information about unscrupulous DOJ officials, including those in high-ranking positions. Now a national newspaper chain offers insight into this astounding cover-up scheme with documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), a federal law often used by Judicial Watch to expose government corruption.

The records don’t include names, but they do reveal a “startling array” of transgressions and misconduct in which DOJ officials nevertheless escaped prosecution or firing. It’s like the fox guarding the henhouse because the DOJ is responsible for prosecuting corruption in the public sector. This includes government agencies and elected officials at most levels. The records show that dozens of DOJ officials, ranging from FBI special agents and prison wardens to high-level federal prosecutors, have faced no consequences for criminal behavior or serious misconduct.

In at least 27 cases the inspector general identified evidence of criminal wrongdoing yet no one was prosecuted, the records show. These cases have been kept secret, the news agency’s analysis found, and reveal “more than an underside to federal law enforcement.” It also proves that federal prosecutors have way too much power in deciding whether to press charges, usually choosing not to when it comes to friends and colleagues. In fact, the DOJ Inspector General expressed concern about “two standards of justice at the Department of Justice.”

BEWARE FALSE FLAG SITE "THE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE": Shares an Office with Far Left American Prospect

I recently stumbled across a website that purports to represent a center-right point-of-view called The American Conservative. Initially intrigued -- considering that Americans can always use compelling conservative opinion sites -- I perused the site and quickly noticed something a bit, well, off.

No fewer than five articles on the front page alone represented attacks on Sen. Ted Cruz -- the brilliant Constitutional conservative from Texas -- and many more attacked Israel and "Islamophobia". The ludicrous crackpot Stephen M. Walt, a notorious purveyor of anti-semitism, is linked as are pseudo-conservatives like Conor Friedersdorf.


in short, I smelled a rat. Using whois, I quickly determined that the domain was owned by one Daniel McCarthy and the offices of the publication are listed as 1710 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Suite 1200 in Washington, DC.

You'll never guess what other magazine has its headquarters in the same office?


That's right: the far left, radical Marxists at The American Prospect, a veritable cornucopia of crypto-Communism.

The American Prospect is a bimonthly American political magazine dedicated to American liberalism. Based in Washington, DC, The American Prospect is a journal 'of liberal ideas, committed to a just society, an enriched democracy, and effective liberal politics' which focuses on United States politics and public policy. Politically, the magazine is in support of modern American liberalism, similar to The New Republic and The Nation.

TAP's writers include the world's dumbest blogger -- Matty Yglesias -- as well as the world's dumbest publisher, Ezra Klein.

Put simply, TAC and TAP share an office and an ideology: a rabid hatred of the Constitution as well as America's history, traditions, culture and mores.

So when you accidentally step on Internet chewing gum like TAC, know you are viewing an apparent false-flag operation that operates like a honeypot.

I haven't provided any links, because this kind of lint isn't even worth the 0.0000000001 calories it would take to click on a link.


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STOCK MARKET CRASH DEAD AHEAD! Or not.

R.P. Seawright passes along an interesting historical perspective regarding the stock market. Did you know that, despite the massive, QE-fueled run-up in stocks over the last six years, that we technically remain in a secular bear market?

Market crashes happen. When the next one comes along — and it surely will, perhaps today, perhaps years from now — some number of people will seem to have presciently predicted it. Many more will try to take credit for having done so. Still, since such major catastrophic events don’t happen all that often and since there doesn’t seem to be any good reason to think that any particular person will have it right, acting on such predictions is dangerous business indeed...

As the legendary investor Peter Lynch cautioned, “Far more money has been lost by investors … trying to anticipate corrections than has been lost in corrections themselves.” That’s largely because big crashes (as opposed to corrections — which are common) don’t happen all that often. The worst one-day market loss occurred on Black Monday, October 19, 1987, when the Dow lost over 22 percent of its value. The biggest one-day loss in 2008 was 7.87 percent; in 2001 it was 7.13 percent. Over longer time periods there have been four secular bear market periods (see below, from Doug Short) when peak-to-valley losses were much greater.

...Market crashes occur more frequently than major seismic events at Yellowstone, but they still aren’t nearly as common as they are commonly predicted. So the next time you see an article about Yellowstone predicting impending doom remember that calderas are busy places and the media loves its disasters. There is probably no reason to get too worked up. And the next time you see an article predicting a major market crash remember that markets are wildly busy places and the media loves its disasters there too.


It's nice to have a historical perspective, but one can't help but feel a tad troubled by the greatest money-printing exercise in world history.


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Larwyn's Linx: America at the Tipping Point

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Nation

America at the Tipping Point: Chuck Norris
The New Colonizers: David Solway
Multiculturalism Is a Failure: Walter Williams

Obama Declines to Attend Memorial Dedication for Disabled Veterans: WFB
Obama Calls For More Gun Control On Anniversary of Navy Yard Shooting: GSL
NYC: ISIS looking for "lone wolf" terrorists to target city: WZ

Mark Levin torches Elizabeth Warren over comments on Israel: Scoop
Great News: Huckabee vs. Romney Grudge Match in 2016?: Ace
Buffoon John McCain Gaffes Going After Rand Paul: ‘Has He Met With ISIS?’: DC

NYC: Muslim (Brotherhood) Day Parade 2014: Creeping
Border Bridge Protest Organizers to Militia: You're Not Welcome: Breitbart
More review sought in Christie/Shaneen Allen gun case: Philly

Economy

MVP Cuts Medicare For Seniors, Cites Rising Costs of Obamacare: MenRec
The NLRB's contribution to Obama's anti-business crusade: Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson
Many Insurers are Paying for Abortions under Obamacare: RS

Scandal Central

2 Standards of Justice: DOJ Doesn’t Punish Crime Among Its Ranks: JW
Obama is rushing into war against Islamic State: Jonah Goldberg
Surprise Move in Case Against Controversial Cancer Doc: Patch

Climate & Energy

Obama’s Lonely Climate Summit – world leaders are staying home: WUWT
The Lonesomest Mann in Town: Mark Steyn
Bummer: Nature Refuses To Cooperate With Dryer/Wetter Warmist Prognostication: Cove

Media

Networks Ignore Over 100,000 About to Lose ObamaCare: MRC
Poll: 73% Say Media Stoked Racial Strife During Ferguson Riots: WZ
No, the NFL Is Not a Hotbed of Wife and Child Beaters: RS

CDC issues Ebola checklist: 'Now is the time to prepare': Paul Bedard
The Ebola Virus and You and you, and you, and you...: Norman Hooben
Jewish Group Condemns Biden’s ‘Offensive’ Reference To ‘Shylocks’: WFB

Science: Bush vs. Obama declining poll numbers: Ace
Actor Liam Neeson lashes out against gun ownership: John Lott
Combat Veteran Saves the Day, Kills Attempted Murderer: GJWHG

World

Sec. Hagel Announces 1,600 Americans Will Deploy to Fight ISIL: WFB
Turkey welcomes Muslim Brotherhood leaders forced to leave Qatar: JihadWatch
Looting in stars' Mexican beach resort as 24,000 tourists are trapped by Hurricane: Daily Mail

Obama’s Coalition of the Uncertain: Daniel Greenfield
U.N. to dump flood of Muslim refugees on U.S.: WND
The Politics of Islamic Beheading: Dawn Perlmutter

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Build Your Own Drone: Military Grade Drone Can Now Be Printed on 3-D Printers: GWP
Data loss detection tool mines the ephemeral world of 'pastes': Jeremy Kirk
Face the Face: WRSA

Cornucopia

There's Something About Cindy: iOTW
Pic o' the Day: WZ
Clean up on Aisle WON: MOTUS

Image: Clean up on Aisle WON
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QOTD: "U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced 1,600 American personnel will deploy to Iraq as part of the Obama administration’s counterterrorism plan to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS).

“The president of the United States has the constitutional and the statutory authority to use military force against ISIL in Syria as well as Iraq,” Hagel said. “[Our] strategy is to increase support for those fighting ISIL on the ground.”

Hagel underscored direct combat against ISIL will be conducted by a coalition of Iraqi, Kurdish, and Syrian fighters." --WFB