Well the numbers are now in and it would seem that Barry’s recent trip back to the homeland, one that had him paying a visit to both Kenya and Ethiopia, provided him with a total flight time of 29 hours and left the taxpayer to pick up the tab which totaled $5,983,773. And visiting this region of Africa also required some additional security measures be taken for Barry, as well as the 20 Members of Congress and additional members of the Executive branch who traveled with him, which, of course, added to the total cost to taxpayers. But hey, that’s what we the taxpayers are there for right? To pick up Barry’s tab.
According to the National Taxpayers Union Foundation (NTUF), which launched a presidential travel study entitled “Still Up in the Air”, on the day our ‘Dear Beloved Leader’ returns from his trip to Africa, he will have spent a total of 161 days abroad during his presidency, with 41 of those trips being international. NTUF found that Barry has traveled internationally as much as any U.S. President through July of the seventh year in office, having now equaled ex-president ‘Slick Willie’ Clinton with 41 trips. However, Barry has tended toward shorter stays, falling just shy of the ‘Slickmeister’s’ 178 days spent overseas.
NTUF estimated that the hourly cost of flying Air Force One during 2015 has been $206,337 per hour of flight. However, the press release did add, “This figure, obtained by Judicial Watch, represents a slight decline from 2013.” And a rather interesting fact that most people may not know, but was emphasized by NTUF, is that vacation trips by presidents are considered as official travel and are funded by tax dollars. And we all know how many vacations ‘THIS’ president has seen fit to take during his tenure, as well as the high dollar destinations he has seen fit to visit with the family in tow.
Study author and Policy Analyst Michael Tasselmyer stated, “While flight costs can be estimated, the rest of the expenses associated with travel, including security, lodging, food, and more, not just for the President and Air Force One, but additional staff and airplanes, remains opaque.” NTUF is currently researching and analyzing the First Lady’s international travel record. NTUF previously found First Lady Laura Bush in the lead in comparison to Moochelle Obummer on international trips and days spent overseas. But Moochelle has more than enough time to catch up and, very likely, surpass the former First Lady.
Now if there is one thing that Barry has proven himself to be quite proficient at, it’s the spending of taxpayer money. Whether he’s spending it on his many useless trips such as this recent one to Africa, or on his numerous vacations or golf outings, or even a date night in the ‘Big Apple’, Barry has demonstrated little regard for the fact that we out here beyond the beltway have to work very hard for the money that must then turn around and hand over to the government in the form of taxes. It would appear that as far as he’s concerned our purpose in life is to fund his many extravagancies and to subsidize the increasingly parasitic Democrat voter base.
Well I hate to say it, but it is truly a very sad day for America as yet another one of our finest youth organizations has been forced to bow under what has become the increasing weight this latest leftwing perversion. And it’s sadder still for the millions of young boys who will now never get to experience the comradery that comes with a part of, what had been up will yesterday, such a wonderful organization. And I’m sure there is much celebrating going on as gay men everywhere celebrate the possibility of now being able to more easily prey on the innocents in our society.
The Boy Scouts is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, with more than 2.4 million youth members and nearly one million adult volunteers. Since its founding in 1910 as part of the international Scout Movement, more than 110 million Americans have been, at one point or another, members of the BSA. But with this egregious decision having now been made, there will likely be far less of our young people who will come to know what it’s like to be part of this group out of fear for their safety. And for what? So gays can try to gain some level of acceptance?
The Boy Scouts of America decided on this past Monday to allow openly gay men and women to be volunteer leaders and to work in the organization’s offices, a major concession by the group in a protracted battle between the Boy Scouts of America and LGBT activists. The decision, of course, prodded by gay rights groups threatening lawsuits against the organization and has caused consistent infighting in the organization. Those choosing to go along with this insanity have done nothing but to guarantee that this organization will likely now begin what will be a long, slow death.
The Boy Scouts of America put forth the claim that the decision allows chartered groups to use sexuality and religion as a factor in choosing a scout leader. It was a statement released by the Boy Scouts of America that said, “Chartered organizations will continue to select their adult leaders and religious chartered organizations may continue to use religious beliefs as criteria for selecting adult leaders, including matters of sexuality.” Why must one’s sexuality even be a factor? Well, because gays want to use our kids force their perverse lifestyle even further down our throats.
It was this same statement went on to say, “This change allows Scouting’s members and parents to select local units, chartered to organizations with similar beliefs, that best meet the needs of their families. This change also respects the right of religious chartered organizations to choose adult volunteer leaders whose beliefs are consistent with their own.” I think we all know that gays will stop at nothing until there are no barriers remaining which will in any way prevent them preying upon our young boys. I’m sure they’re nearly salivating at the prospects.
Look, we already know that the provision for local exemptions has left LGBT groups unsatisfied, claiming that it still allows for discrimination. They’re calling for a complete and total ban on discrimination based on sexuality at every level, including at the local level even for troops sponsored by religious organizations. It’s never enough for these people. That’s because they now have our young boys in their sights and they’re not going to stop until there is absolutely nothing standing between them and their prize. These freaks desire for themselves ever younger sexual conquests.
“Today’s vote by the Boy Scouts of America to allow gay, lesbian and bisexual adults to work and volunteer is a welcome step toward erasing a stain on this important organization,” Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin said in a statement. “But including an exemption for troops sponsored by religious organizations undermines and diminishes the historic nature of today’s decision. Discrimination should have no place in the Boy Scouts, period.” The only thing “historic” about this decision is its level of depravity. In that regard it is simply unparalleled.
We’re told that the Boy Scouts of America National Executive Board voted 79 percent in favor of the policy change. And it was National President of the Boy Scouts of America, and pathetic loser, Robert Gates who announced the decision via video. I’d like to ask Gates if he would have an issue sending his own young son, or grandson, off and a weekend excursion knowing full well that it would be a gay scout leader watching over him. But then he’s a liberal so he’d probably have no problem, he would probably encourage the boy to ‘experiment’ a little in order to find himself.
But I would argue that this decision was less about giving those who may be gay a chance to enjoy scouting and much more about providing to gay men a wide avenue that allows them to prey on young boys whose parents had once been able to entrust to this organization so skilled at turning young boys into responsible young men. Sadly, that is obviously now no longer the case. Because what responsible parent would ever even consider sending their young son off on a weekend campout knowing that those charged with keeping them safe actually posed the greatest threat?
In the end there will be only one way to combat this homosexual assault, that being, of course, that we simply refuse to allow sons to participate. It’s sad that our sons will now be made to miss out on what a valuable organization scouting has proven itself to be. But the risks have now become simply too great. Some alternative organization will need to be brought into existence, one that can provide a safe environment of our sons while at the same time instilling in them all that it means to be a responsible, God-fearing member of our society.
You know, putting that all important decorum of the U.S. Senate aside, sometimes you just gotta call ‘em like you see ‘em. And such was the case where we all saw conservative Senator Ted Cruz was recently left with no alternative but to call out RINO Mitch McConnell. I would like to think that it was very few of us who reside out here beyond the beltway who saw anything wrong with what Cruz said. McConnell is useless, as is his counterpart over the House, John ‘Boner’. Neither one of these guys are the kind of ‘leader’ that we need in what has now become, or has been made into, such a critical time in our history.
And Cruz proceeded to double down on his criticism of McConnell this past Sunday after senior RINO senators criticized him for calling McConnell a liar on Friday. The anger at Cruz came after he called McConnell a liar on Friday for allowing a vote on an amendment to a highway funding bill that would re-charter the U.S. Export-Import Bank. Cruz complained, and rightfully so, that McConnell, who also opposes the Ex-Im Bank, had promised him and other Republicans that there would be no deal to allow the Ex-Im amendment. It was during a floor speech on Friday that Cruz said, “I cannot believe he would tell a flat-out lie.”
Later the same day, Cruz made an appearance on Rush Limbaugh’s syndicated radio show, where he said, “Back when we were having the fight over trade promotion authority, I asked Mitch McConnell directly if he had cut a deal to reauthorize this cronyism and corporate welfare in order to try to get the votes, and he looked at me, he looked at all 54 Republican senators, and he said flat-out, ‘There is no deal. There is no deal. There is no deal.'” McConnell is no better than ‘Dingy Harry’ Reid, you can’t believe a single thing he says. And in some ways he’s even worse than Reid, because you expect such sleazy behavior from someone like him.
It was in his Senate floor speech that Cruz compared McConnell’s repeating of the phrase to the Apostle Peter, who three times denied Christ. And it was shortly thereafter that we heard from three of the more prominent RINOs, Orrin Hatch of Utah, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and John Cornyn of Texas when they all took to the floor during a rare Sunday session to denounce Cruz before then advancing the Ex-Im amendment on a 67-26 vote. The credibility of these three turncoats borders on being nonexistent. Far from being part of the solution, they are three of the primary players involved in making sure the status quo is maintained.
In fact it was RINO Hatch who said, “Regrettably, in recent times, the Senate floor has too often become a forum for partisan messaging.” And he went on to say, “Squabbling and sanctimony may be tolerated in other venues and perhaps on the campaign trail, but they have no place among colleagues in the United States Senate.” So I’m guessing that the outright dishonesty of McConnell is behavior that seen as being acceptable as well as far more appropriate for the Senate floor than is the honestly that we saw, and heard, coming from Sen. Cruz. Well, no real surprise there, I suppose. Which is to be expected.
Hatch added, “The Senate floor has even become a place where senators have singled out colleagues by name to attack them … and impugn their character in blatant disregard for Senate rules.” He said, “Such misuses of the Senate floor must not be tolerated.” Adding finally, “It has been used as a tool to advance personal ambitions, a venue to promote political campaigns, and even a vehicle to enhance fundraising efforts, all at the expense of the proper functioning of this body.” If anyone can be said to be guilty of misusing the Senate floor, I’d say that would be Mitch McConnell and his cadre of RINOs ever since this Congress came into session.
Cruz responded moments later, saying he agreed with Hatch’s call for civility and decorum. But, he said, “speaking the truth about actions is entirely consistent with civility.” Cruz argued “it is entirely consistent with decorum and with the nature of this body traditionally as the world’s greatest deliberative body, to speak the truth.” He said, “On Friday I gave an unusual speech, a speech unlike any I have given in this chamber. It was not a speech I was happy to give.” He added, “I described an explicit promise the majority leader had made to me and to all 53 Republican senators.” But you see, McConnell and the RINOs see themselves about having to tell the truth.
When asked whether he had gone too far in Friday’s speech, Cruz said he had not, and accused the press of not focusing on the main issue: whether McConnell lied. He said, “I would note that on the discussion of my speech on Friday, there have been no stories written about whether in fact of Mitch McConnell told the truth,” Cruz said. RINO John Cornyn, the second-ranking Senate Republican, said Cruz was “mistaken” in contending that McConnell had misrepresented plans regarding the Ex-Im Bank to other Republicans. Cornyn added that if McConnell had, “I suspect you would find other voices joining that of the junior senator.” These RINOs are as thick as thieves.
In opening the Sunday session, McConnell said that “when there is overwhelming bipartisan support for an idea, even if I oppose it, it doesn’t require some ‘special deal’ to see a vote occur on that measure.” He went on to say, “This is the United States Senate, after all, where we debate and vote on all kinds of different issues.” What a sanctimonious blowhard this guy is. He has absolutely no business being in a position of leadership. Especially during such times as we now find ourselves, as a country simply trying to survive. Times that McConnell, himself, played a considerable role in bringing about and is quite content to have continue.
Also on Sunday, senators refused to support a maneuver by Cruz to skirt a procedural rule blocking an Iran-related amendment he sought to add to the highway bill. The measure would have blocked sanctions relief to Iran until the Islamic Republic recognized Israel’s right to exist and freed four Americans who are missing or being held there. That these supposed adults whom we have chosen to elect to such high office could behave so childishly says much more about them than anything they could ever say about Cruz. Promises were made by a great number of people during the run up to the 2014 election, and McConnell was far from being the only liar.
Look, I think we can all safely agree that McConnell has been nothing short of a huge disappointment as well as an unmitigated disaster. He has squandered what was very clearly the mandate that was handed to him last November. He is a liar, there is simply no other word that adequately describes him. If you doubt what I say simply look back over some of his campaign ads and campaign speeches from last year. If you didn’t know better you’d swear one of these guys is an imposter, either the guy making the speeches or the guy in the Senate today. Because they can’t both be the same guy. And yet, sadly, they are.
Apparently being of the opinion that he remains far from having done as much damage as he can possibly to our country, Barry made a pledge just this past Thursday that he fully intends to use his last 18 months in office to work on gun control, calling it “the one area where I feel that I’ve been most frustrated and most stymied.” And I would think it rather foolish on our part not to take this as the threat that it is.
It was in a BBC interview that Barry said, “If you ask me where has been the one area where I feel that I’ve been most frustrated and most stymied, it is the fact that the United States of America is the one advanced nation on earth in which we do not have sufficient, common-sense gun safety laws – even in the face of repeated mass killings.” But common-sense laws are not what Barry really wants to bring about.
Barry went on to say, “And if you look at the number of Americans killed since 9/11 by terrorism, it’s less than 100. If you look at the number that have been killed by gun violence, it’s in the tens of thousands.” And he continued, “For us not to be able to resolve that issue has been something that is distressing, but it is not something that I intend to stop working on in the remaining 18 months.”
But I think it fair far to say that Barry is little more than delusional when it comes to his patently dishonest “tens of thousands” claim. Not even if you add up all the shootings in all the liberal hell holes from all 6 1/2 of his years in office do we get numbers like that. Now, perhaps if he intends to disarm the Blacks and the Hispanics who are doing the vast majority of those shootings, well then, he can have at it.
But the real reason Barry has failed in gun control is because he has failed to enforce existing gun laws. In 2007, candidate Barry said, “We know what to do. We’ve got to enforce the gun laws that are on the books.” He also alluded to cracking down on straw man purchasers and “unscrupulous gun dealers.” He continued to reiterate this view on the campaign trail in 2008, including calls for stronger background checks.
Back when Barry addressed the people of Newtown, he asked, “can we honestly say that we’re doing enough?” and answered, “If we’re honest with ourselves, the answer’s no. We’re not doing enough,” adding, “surely we can do better than this … if there’s even one step we can take to save another [life] … then surely we have an obligation to try.” President Barry had apparently forgotten the words of candidate Barry.
In truth, Barry would have to look no further than the nearest mirror if he were truly interested in finding out exactly who it is that’s responsible for not doing “better than this.” Barry has never made enforcement of existing guns laws a political or policy priority. Barry’s Justice Department, at least under Holder, never strongly enforcing prosecutions of people who falsify information on their gun background checks.
And let’s face it, there’s simply no good reason to not enforce this law and prosecute violators, unless, of course, there is an ulterior motive for doing so. I mean when you have 99% of non-NRA member gun owners as well as 95% of NRA members expressing support for punishing traffickers to the full extent of the law, what might be the purpose for not doing so? Why might Barry not want to “do better.”
The irony is that gun rights advocates have argued for years is that it’s not more gun laws that are needed, the only thing that’s needed is for existing laws to be enforced or at least better enforced. Take the city of Chicago, Barry adopted hometown and a place that has the strictest gun laws in the country. Just this year alone there have been nearly 1500 shooting victims, one person is shot every 3 hours and 14 minutes.
But Barry goes on and on, as do so many of his fellow Democrats and a good many ‘Republicans’, about how more laws are the answer. The approach to gun laws bears a rather uncanny resemblance to the approach used when talking about illegal immigration. Because there are thousands of immigration laws already on the books that also go unenforced, while at the same time we hear calls for even more laws.
So we need to take Barry at his word, and to understand how it is that he will try to go about making good on it. He has no interest in enforcing current laws, because they don’t get him to where he wants, or needs, to go, which is to take guns out of the hands of every law abiding American. So he’s going to need ‘new’, more far-reaching laws that will provide to him that opportunity. We must be ready to fight!
Because Barry and his gang of Democrats, and more than just a few Republicans, will soon be headed our way, again. So we had better be working on, or adding to, whatever fortifications, Constitutionally speaking, that will be needed to stop them. And if those fortifications fail, then my friends we will have few options left, and none of them are something that I ever thought would take place in this country.
It was during his press conference yesterday that our esteemed Speaker of House, John ‘Boner’, actually refused to say whether or not the Republican-majority House will allow federal funding of Planned Parenthood in fiscal 2016, which starts on Oct. 1. So I’ve got ask you, just what good is this guy? ‘Boner’ was asked: “By September 30, the House needs to pass a bill to fund HHS for fiscal year 2016. Will that law–whether it’s a stand-alone appropriations or a CR–fund Planned Parenthood?” To which he responded, “Listen, the Planned Parenthood issue is under review of two of our committees.” So is the fact that this barbaric activity is now under review by two committees supposed to make me feel better?
‘Boner’ continued by saying, “Listen, I’ve seen these two videos.” And he went on to say, “They’re gruesome, and I think they’re awful,” in reference to two undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress that appear to show Planned Parenthood officials negotiating over the transfer of tissue and organs from aborted babies. He went on to say, “That’s why the Energy and Commerce Committee and the Judiciary Committee are doing an investigation.” He would go on to add, “I expect we will have hearings, and the more we learn, the more it will educate our decisions in the future.” Ok, so what else needs to be learned? I’ve seen the videos, they’re pretty self-explanatory.
A moment later during this very same press conference another reporter asked, “Are you going to use the appropriations process to gut Planned Parenthood?” And ‘Boner’ responded by saying, “There is an investigation under way, and I expect there will be hearings. And as that process develops, we’ll make decisions based on — based on the facts. But let’s get the facts first.” Get the facts straight? Is that not the typical kind of response that we have come to expect from this useless shit. All he has to do in order to get his “facts straight” is to watch either of these very disturbing videos. This should be a cut and dried issue and yet, once again, our gutless Republicans refuse to take any action.
According to its most recent financial report, for 2013-14, Planned Parenthood received $528.4 Million in government funding (grants and reimbursements) in 2014. In fiscal 2013, the organization performed 327,653 abortions, the report said. If Congress included language in the law funding HHS, or in a continuing resolution funding numerous government agencies, that prohibited federal funding from going to Planned Parenthood, the administration could not give federal funds to Planned Parenthood. Ultimately, Planned Parenthood cannot receive federal funding in fiscal 2016 unless the House agrees to allow it. But it remains uncertain if any such action will ultimately be taken.
Does ‘Boner’ actually think this is why he was handed the largest House majority since before the Great Depression and the presidency of Franklin Roosevelt? The last time the GOP enjoyed such a majority was the 71st Congress in 1929 and 1930. And, yet, what has been accomplished? And while the GOP majority in the Senate may not be veto proof, it is still sizable enough to at least slow Barry’s progress. And yet nothing has been done thus far that matches any of the many promises that were made during so many 2014 congressional campaigns. Republicans had but a very short window of opportunity upon taking control, and they have done little more than to very badly squander their time thus far.
Far from making good on any of the promises made throughout the 2014 campaign, promises to expend every effort to put a stop to Barry’s wholesale destruction of this country, Republicans in Congress have tuned out to be some of Barry’s most potent allies. Over the past few years many have accused Barry of being incompetent, but what he has been is very purposeful. Meanwhile it has been our Republicans in Congress who can said to be guilty of monumental ineptness, driven, at least in part, by some rather impressive egos. And so much time has now been wasted that there is likely not enough time left to recover even if that was something being seriously considered. Which, apparently, it is not!
You ever have the feeling that you’re living through what would be a real life version of that Bill Murray movie ‘Ground Hog Day?’ At least as far as our GOP ‘leaders’ in Congress are concerned? Remember how it was during the lead up to the last election, how we heard all manner of promises being made about how, if we were to hand to the Republicans complete control of Congress, they would then fight Barry tooth and nail and put a halt to his ongoing effort to fundamentally transform our country. Republicans promised they would put a stop to Obamacare, get a handle on our debt and put an end to Barry’s unlawful actions regarding immigration. And what happened? Absolutely nothing!
And so it is that we are now once again hearing much the same nonsense. We had House Speaker John Boehner who, just yesterday, saying how it is that the chamber’s priorities are “the people’s priorities,” and that lawmakers will continue to fight the recent “bad deal” struck with Iran over its nuclear program. Continue to fight? And he went on to say, “Here in the House, the people’s priorities continue to be our priorities.” And as amazing as it might sound, Boehner was actually able to get through his entire spiel with a straight face. He actually seems to think that there are still people out here beyond the beltway who will still believe what he has to say. And there just isn’t anymore, or at least very few.
Boehner went on to say, “And while the president’s Iran deal may have been applauded at the United Nations, I think he faces serious skepticism here at home. Let me just assure you that members of Congress will ask much tougher questions this afternoon when we meet with the president’s team. Because a bad deal threatens the security of the American people — and we’re going to do everything possible to stop it.” Blah, blah, blah. Not one word of this drivel is anything that we haven’t heard before and on any number of occasions. And it has been every single time that Boehner, as well as that other boob McConnell, have been proven to be nothing more than pathetic liars. They are utterly useless.
Most Republican lawmakers have, or so we have been told, long been opposed to this deal with Iran, which was announced last week. Congress now has 60 days to review the deal, after which it will vote either for it or against it. If the latter happens, Barry “Almighty” can veto that rejection, which would then require two-thirds of lawmakers to veto that decision if Congress actually decides to press on. And while it has been reported that the White House sent Congress a copy of the entire agreement on Sunday, rumor now has it that there were at least a couple ‘secret deals’ that may have been left out of what was sent to Congress. But that will like matter very little to Democrats as they will likely rally behind Barry.
And Barry was said to have irked more than a few lawmakers this week by choosing to submit the deal to the United Nations, which approved of the deal, before allowing Congress the time to read, vet, and vote on the agreement. House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul took the criticism a step further, saying he would have liked to see the American people weigh in on the deal before it was placed in front of the United Nations Security Council. The White House responded to the criticisms by saying rejecting the deal would let Iran off “scot-free.” But rejecting the deal is exactly what needs to be done, but there is very little doubt that there will be more than enough Democrats to support it.
Personally, I no longer trust to be true anything that I hear coming from those who are in positions leadership on the Republican said. They all lie. They simply tell us what they think we want to hear and then, with a smile on their face and gleam in their eye, they proceed to stab us in the back, twisting the knife as it goes in. And I feel very confident in saying that come 2016 they are all in for what will most assuredly be a very rude awakening. Because, quite frankly, I’m tired of being lied to, and you would think that if the popularity of Trump were to show them anything it’s that we’re no longer going to tolerate the lies. But nope, judging by recent comments it all seems to be sailing right over their heads.
Democrats certainly are a disgusting bunch. And nothing makes that point better than our latest chapter in “The Gasbag Chronicles starring Steny Hoyer” because Steny recently left little doubt in anyone’s mind that he is truly one sick puppy. What prompted me to set to work putting together another chapter in this little series of mine was something that Steny said, just this past Monday, at one of his weekly pen-and-pad meetings with reporters. What he did was to reject entirely the “premise that Planned Parenthood is harvesting fetal organs.” Well off course he does, it’s what people like him do. And of course when I say “people like him” I’m sure everyone will know exactly what I talking about.
It was also on Monday that we heard about how the House Energy and Commerce Committee had decided to launch an investigation into that rather disgusting goings on over there at Planned Parenthood, which also happens to the nation’s number one provider of abortions and, apparently for some time now, has also been acting as a distributor of baby body parts. This investigation was prompted after video footage of Planned Parenthood executive Dr. Deborah Nucatola was released which showed this heartless bitch discussing fees for fetal tissue. In a letter to the committee, Planned Parenthood’s attorney acknowledged that a “small number” of clinics facilitate donation of fetal tissue for medical research.
It was during his little weekly get together between himself and members of our state-controlled media that one of those enterprising reporters present proceeded to ask Steny, “In its last annual report, Planned Parenthood said it did more than 327,000 abortions in fiscal year 2013. Recent reports indicate that Planned Parenthood doctors have been harvesting tissue from aborted babies. So should federal taxpayer dollars be required to subsidize Planned Parenthood or should Congress cut off all federal funding?” Now Steny had one of two ways that he could about answering this very easy question. He could say that there is no way an organization that takes part in something like this should get any taxpayer money.
But Steny chose not to go that route. Instead he once again behaved as expected, and answered the question as one would expect any pathetic Democrat to answer it. Because what Steny said was, “Look, I don’t accept the premise that Planned Parenthood is ‘harvesting’ anything. Planned Parenthood is doing very, very important services for literally hundreds of thousands, maybe millions of women as relates to their health.” First of all, in order for Steny to even make such an idiotic statement he must first be willing to either ignore the reality of what it is that’s going on right before his eyes on these videos, or be willing to simply lie about what was so very clearly going on here on both of these videos.
Steny went on to say, “I know there have been controversies, national controversy over these tapes that pertain.” And he went on to say, “I haven’t reviewed the tapes, but I’ve read articles on them. And, certainly, the Congress, as I understand it, will be having hearings on it and I’ll be interested to see when that is.” He added, “But I’m not going to jump to conclusions,” he said. “But I will say that I reject any premise that Planned Parenthood is harvesting fetal organs, or body parts, anything.” So while this boob hasn’t even seen either of these videos, he feels confident enough to say that there is simply no way that they would show that this organization has in any taken part in the gruesome activity as has been suggested.
Regarding the video footage of Dr. Deborah Nucatola, the senior director of medical services for Planned Parenthood, the organization’s letter to Congress states, “The video also conveyed the impression that all Planned Parenthood affiliates have tissue donation programs. In fact, only a very small number of affiliates have programs to help women and families who wish to donate tissue for medical research.” A second video was released on Tuesday by the Center for Medical Progress, which has been investigating Planned Parenthood for three years, and it shows Planned Parenthood official Dr. Mary Gatter also discussing fees for fetal body parts. And yet Steny stubbornly refuses to acknowledge that which is so obviously taking place.
Concerning that video, Speaker John Boehner said, “This new video is as sickening, disturbing and callous as the last video. It’s now clear that Planned Parenthood allows this horrifying conduct to happen throughout its organization.” Boehner went on to say, “Last week, I called on Congress to investigate these gruesome practices.” He said, “The Energy & Commerce and Judiciary Committees have begun immediate investigations and I look forward to their prompt and thorough action.” And he then went on to, “President Obama still has not denounced these horrific practices. He has a responsibility to also speak out immediately and stop these practices now.” It’ll be a cold day in Hell before that ever happens.
And you have to ask yourself, what is it with folks like those in the People’s Republic of Maryland? A place where most folks apparently have little or no problem with the act of killing of babies for their body parts. I mean, how else can you explain Hoyer’s idiotic response to the question, and the fact that there must be more than enough people who share his ghoulishness or how else could he keep getting himself re-elected? Maryland must be a truly sick place populated some truly twisted individuals. But let’s face it, isn’t that the case with most Blue states? These people are, for the most part, the very ones who have absolutely no problem with abortions right up to, and including, the moment of birth. Democrats are truly sick people!
Those on the left had better hope that old bitch Hitlery can pull this thing out, because those waiting in the wings, should she stumble even more than she already has, are all candidates who seem to more than ready for the loony bin. Take as a for instance, Marty O’Malley, former governor of the People’s Republic of Maryland. And so it was that fresh off his apology to an obvious racist who professed to be some Democrat strategist for saying that all lives matter, Marty has since seen fit to blame the rise of ISIS on, of all things, ‘climate change’.
Anyway, for as long as I have been paying attention he has ostensibly been trying to separate global warming from national security concerns. But recently Democrat presidential candidate Marty O’Malley saw fit to jump on the environmentalist wacko crazy train, joining his fellow wackos who now claim that global warming is the true culprit behind the creation of those conditions which are necessary in order for the Islamic State to grow. Now I’ve heard a lot of cockamamie theories coming from the left but I gotta tell ya, this one is pure idiocy.
It was in responding to a question on foreign policy that this genius told Bloomberg news: “One of the things that preceded the failure of the nation-state of Syria and the rise of ISIS was the effect of climate change and the mega-drought that affected that region, wiped out farmers, drove people to cities, created a humanitarian crisis that created the symptoms — or rather the conditions of extreme poverty — that has now led to the rise of ISIL and this extreme violence.” That this guy actually sees himself as capable of handling the job of Commander-in-Chief is laughable!
So, Marty’s comments now seem to echo those of Barry, John Kerry-Heinz and any number of other environmentalist wackos who continue in their effort to paint global warming as not merely as an environmental issue, but also a national security problem. You’ll probably remember how back in May Barry told graduates of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy to prepare for the fight against global warming. The White House has been working hard to shift the focus of global warming away from temperature and more towards public health and national security.
In past comments, Marty has made a point to declare global warming a “natural threat,” distinguishing it from “man-made” threats, the greatest of which he said is a nuclear Iran. It was back on March 29 that Marty told ABC’s George ‘Stephy’ Stephanopoulos that, “The greatest danger that we face right now on a consistent basis in terms of manmade threats is — is — nuclear Iran and related to that, extremist violence.” He went on to say, “I don’t think you can separate the two. I think they go together.”
Marty would go on to add, “In terms of natural threats, clearly, it’s climate change. And we have to confront — we have to confront manmade and natural threats.” Maybe it’s clear to those on the left who, despite the now overwhelming amount of scientific proof that has come out against their insane theory, continue to claim that the discussion is now settled. Far from it. With each passing day the claims made about the consequences of ‘manmade climate change’ become more extreme and all the more unbelievable.
But today Marty is singing a different tune, playing up the national security side of global warming, joining a chorus of ‘scientists’ and environmentalist wackos claiming the war in Syria is a prime example of how a warming Earth will cause violent conflicts. For years, reports have been trickling out attempting to link the beginnings of Syria’s deadly civil war and the rise of Islamic State to global warming. Most recently, a study out of the University of California, Berkeley argued that man-made global warming made Syria’s 2006 to 2010 drought worse, therefore driving political discontent and civil war.
And while the study’s authors are careful not to claim that the drought directly caused the rise of ISIS, those that comprise the state-controlled media were quick to make just such a connection. It would seem that anything that can even remotely be tied to the insane theory of ‘climate change’ and can in any way be said to support the theory that man is in fact the culprit behind some supposed warming of our planet must be exploited as much as possible. But to believe any of this nonsense one has to be ignorant beyond belief, or a Democrat.
So, is global warming responsible for the rise of Islamic State? Hardly. Even if a drought did exacerbate tensions in Syria, research shows environmental factors are rarely the cause of violent conflict. Other researchers have postulated it was the Bashar Assad regime’s response to the drought that sparked tensions, not the drought itself. Syrians are no strangers to prolonged, vicious droughts. People there have weathered their way through low rainfall for centuries. But that hasn’t stopped the hardcore believers from making their outlandish claims.
In terms of the climate science behind the claim, there’s not much evidence of a man-made fingerprint on the climatic backdrop of the conflict. According to Chip Knappenberger and Patrick Michaels, climate scientists at the libertarian Cato Institute who wrote back on March 5: “It is not until you dig pretty deep into the technical scientific literature, that you find out that the anthropogenic climate change impact on drought conditions in the Fertile Crescent is extremely minimal and tenuous—so much so that it is debatable as to whether it is detectable at all.”
The two scientists argued “the identifiable influence of human-caused climate change on recent drought conditions in the Fertile Crescent was almost certainly not the so-called straw that broke the camel’s back and led to the outbreak of conflict in Syria.” They then added that drought “conditions which are part and parcel of the region’s climate and the intensity and frequency of which remain dominated by natural variability, even in this era of increasing greenhouse gas emissions from human activities.” None of this has any effect on the true-believers.
So the liberal hysteria surrounding ‘climate change’ mythology continues to intensify as believers continue to search out new and more calamitous ways that can then be used convince an increasingly skeptical American public that they now face an increasingly dangerous future if nothing is done to address this bogus threat. The latest ploy is put forward the claim that if we do something about ‘climate change’ we will at the same time make Americans safer from those very same Muslims who seem so determined to kill us. When all else fails, simply make shit up!
First it was the Democrats robbing money from Medicare to assist them in the funding of Barry’s signature healthcare ‘reform’, Obamacare, but that just wasn’t enough for them. Because now, or so it would seem, Barry now has in his crosshairs some 4.2 million Americans, Social Security recipients, who use a fiduciary to handle their monthly benefits as way to prohibit those folks who have been found incompetent to manage their own financial affairs from being able to own a guns.
This most recent proposal, part of an overall maneuver to bolster gun laws since the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the incident the good thing about which, Ed Rendell said, was the fact that it was so horrible, would require the Social Security Administration to report those 4.2 million people to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, which ensures felons, drug addicts, illegal immigrants and others cannot buy firearms.
It’s that 4.2 million figure which represents those who receive monthly benefits but use a fiduciary because of “marked subnormal intelligence, or mental illness, incompetency, condition, or disease.” The figure breaks down to about 2.7 million people with supposed mental health problems, “a potentially higher risk category for gun ownership” and another 1.5 million who have their finances managed by others for what referred to as “a variety of reasons.”
The NRA and other gun-rights advocates have already said they will object to this latest scheme to undermine the Second Amendment. National Council on Disability member Ari Ne’eman has also said that the independent federal agency would oppose “any policy that used assignment of a representative payee as a basis to take any fundamental right from people with disabilities.” And he went on to say, “The rep payee is an extraordinarily broad brush.”
Dr. Marc Rosen, a Yale psychiatrist who has studied mentally ill veterans and how they manage their money, cautioned that “someone can be incapable of managing their funds, but not be dangerous.” Rosen said, “They are very different determinations.” But such a conclusion matters very little to those who wish to make sure that the only ones who have guns are those that wish to do the rest of us some level of serious harm. We don’t have the luxury of body guards or the Secret Service.
In December, it was Bloomberg that reported on a federal appeals court ruling that a history of mental illness should not prohibit citizens from owning a weapon. The case under consideration involved a Michigan man who in 2011 was denied a gun permit based on the fact that he had been committed to a mental institution in 1985 after suffering a breakdown during a contentious divorce. It was after roughly a month that the man was released and returned to work.
But federal law bars those with a past history of mental illness from owning a firearm unless they qualify for an exception. A Cincinnati appeals court found that the law’s provision barring gun ownership for anyone “adjudicated as a mental defective or who has been committed to a mental institution” violates the Second Amendment. But Barry has demonstrated on any number of occasions that he will leave no stone unturned in his effort to strip guns from the hands of law abiding Americans.
And it was Chris W. Cox of the National Rifle Association who said in a statement reacting to the proposed regulation, “If the Obama administration attempts to deny millions of law-abiding citizens their constitutional rights by executive fiat, the NRA stands ready to pursue all available avenues to stop them in their tracks,”. And I’m sure it will come as a surprise to anyone to learn that the Social Security agency “has been drafting its policy well outside of public view.”
So apparently the right to defend oneself is now deemed, at least by Barry and the Democrats, to come with an expiration date? Or at least an age that once it has been reached excludes from our seniors one of the most basic and fundamental of our Constitutional rights. The most vulnerable among us are to be left defenseless against what has become, during Barry’s tenure, a growing number of hoodlums who view our seniors as nothing more than easy prey.
While I’m not exactly sure what his credentials are as a journalist, he constantly demonstrates his credentials as a rabid, card-carrying, left-wing propagandist. The most recent of what is his blind devotion to the leftist cause came on July 17, the day after which Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez, obviously a radical Muslim, opened fire on a recruiting center and then a reserve center, gunning down four US Marines and a Sailor. It was then that Williams actually said he was “baffled” by the push to end gun free zones in military recruiting centers. Baffled? Really Juan?
In seeming to ignore completely that we’re talking about military members, Williams said the center which was targeted is in a “strip mall” and that changing the gun-free policy would mean people would be walking around with guns, which could lead to “workplace violence.” He also suggested it could create a situation where a simple “dispute in the parking lot” could escalate into armed confrontation. Fox News’ Martha MacCallum countered Williams by pointing out that this was a military recruiting center–regardless of where it was located–and that it why it was targeted.
But Williams was not be deterred from the insanity of his pathetic argument. He responded by saying, “What we’re talking about Martha is, you’d be in favor of sort of the wild, wild west. Everybody has a gun on them as they’re walking around the mall? Not in my mall, I don’t want it.” MacCallum then continued to express her concern over the fact that our military personnel and their families are increasingly targeted and that military gun free zones make them sitting ducks, a fact that seemed to have been missed entirely, or simply ignored, by Williams as it is with most leftists.
Williams said, “Martha, you can pander to fear, anxiety, anger over what happened [in Chattanooga], but it is not a substantial policy to say, where we have military police–who do have guns–where we have situations where we say, ‘We don’t want everybody carrying guns’–that somehow that’s illogical or bad policy or blame President Clinton.” There was nothing said that would indicate that anyone is advocating everyone carrying guns. Again, what we’re talking about here are military members, and Williams knows that, but doesn’t want to talk about it.
Williams as you know, or should know by now, has devoted much of his time over the course of the last seven years being one of the more vocal Obama-apologists. To Juan, Barry can do absolutely no wrong. And why do you suppose that is? Well, there is but one reason. It’s because like Juan, Barry is black. Oh, and is determined in his efforts to destroy this country. Whenever invited to discuss a topic, hopefully as an adult, Williams comes to any discussion woefully ignorant. His arguments rarely make sense and, more often than not, consist of little more that leftwing talking points.