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Conservative Comedy 2/28/14

It’s time for some Conservative Comedy at the Strident Conservative. As I do every Friday, I bring you some of the best Conservative political satire on the internet, sure to provide a good laugh to begin your weekend. Barack Obama, known throughout the land as “the thriftiest president ever,” has shockingly declared that his new budget will “end the era of austerity” in our nation’s capital. Some critics have suggested that the president wasn’t exactly exercising “austerity” before his announcement, or at least that’s what we assume the critics were about to suggest when blood started spraying out of their ears just before their heads exploded. Still, in an effort to prove that the president actually knows what the word “austerity” means, he has announced that even though he’ll be spending more money on everything that his “Spending Money Foolishly Czars” can think of, he is going to be drastically cutting back funding for our military. Which, as the Conservative Comic at Hope n’ Change tells us, might not be all that bad when you consider how many more of our troops will now be forced to go on foodstamps. We have two reports from Jodi Miller at Newsbusted. Headlines for this week’s episodes include: Obama and the […]

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Club for Growth Scorecard Reveals Opportunities for Improvement

Club for Growth publishes this scorecard so our members and the public can monitor the actions and the voting behavior of Members of Congress on economic growth issues. We conducted a comprehensive examination of each lawmaker’s record on pro-growth policies and computed an Economic Growth Score on a scale ofRead More

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Three Positive Signs from the New Chair of the Federal Reserve

Like John Stossel and Thomas Sowell, I’m not a big fan of the Federal Reserve. It’s not just that I’m a libertarian who fantasizes about the denationalization of money. I also think the Fed hasn’t done a good job, even by its own metrics. There’s very little doubt, for instance, that easy-money policies last decade […]

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Thanks to Democrats, we are free at last!

Yeah… h/t David

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Ben Shapiro: Profile In Greatness

Ben Shapiro, a lawyer and founder of The Truth Revolt  media watch dog web site and editor at large on  Breitbart News and host of a radio show, is one of the great young gun patriots who is fighting the extreme left at every turn with no hol…

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Taxpayer-Funded Planned Parenthood Promotes Sado-Masochism, Bondage to Teens in Video

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Bradley A. Smith: Connecting the Dots in the IRS Scandal – WSJ.com

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The Council Has Spoken!! This Weeks’ Watcher’s Council Results

 

Alea iacta est…the Council has spoken, the votes have been cast, and we have the results  for this week’s Watcher’s Council match up.

“Alas! ye lordes, many a false flatterer
Is in your courts, and many a losenger,
That pleasen you well more, by my faith,
Than he that soothfastness unto you saith”.- Geoffrey Chaucer

” Treason doth never prosper: what’s the reason?
For if it prosper, none dare call it treason.” – Sir John Harrington

“Treachery is more often the effect of weakness than of a formed design”.-François La Rochefoucauld

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This week’s winner, Joshuapundit’s  Obama Appoints Hamas Ally To Key National Security Post    is my examination of yet another questionable appointment by President Obama to an extremely sensitive national security post…and what it signifies. Here’s a slice:

The man pictured above is Robert Malley. Today, it was announced that President Obama has appointed him the senior director at the National Security Council (NSC).

The NSC is the key body that advises President Obama and helps make decisions on national security and foreign policy matters. Its members consist of,among others, the vice president, the Secretaries of State, Homeland Security and Defense, the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Director of National Intelligence, the president’s National Security Advisor and the deputy Adviser, the Attorney General and the president’s UN Adviser.Other special assistants to the president also attend as required.

In other words, this is President Obama’s ‘inner cabinet’ on national security, so to speak. The members, the top level members of the Obama Administrations, are privy to all of America’s intelligence, planning and confidential data.

So who is Robert Malley?

Of Syrian descent,he was a Clinton-era National Security Council staffer known for his tirades against Israel and his championing of Yasser Arafat. He made waves by blaming the Israelis for the failure of the 2000 Camp David summit, thereby contradicting the words of President Bill Clinton and every other U.S. official present, and rationalizing and defending Arafat’s terrorist war on Israel’s civilians.

Malley was a close crony of then presidential candidate Barack Hussein Obama and a foreign policy adviser to the campaign back in 2008. Way back then, Candidate Obama still saw the necessity of getting clueless American Jews to vote for him, so when it surfaced that Robert Malley was meeting actively with the genocidal terrorist group Hamas, Obama took the opportunity to remove him from the campaign in 2008 as a gesture to prove his pro-Israel bonifides.

According to 18 U.S. Code § 2339B, providing material assistance to a designated terrorist group (which includes advice) is supposedly a federal offense, But Robert Malley had powerful friends (including Clinton NSA adviser Sandy Berger and Senator Barack Obama, whom he was pals with at Harvard) so he simply drifted back into the world of think tanks, where he could be relied on to write articles and make speeches demonizing Israel.

And actually, according to he Arabic-language newspaper Al-Hayat, Malley never really left Obama’s circle. Al-Hayat reported that Hamas engaged in talks with Obama for months through Malley, which among other things resulted in their receiving almost a billion of your tax dollars from President Obama.

Robert Malley comes by this honestly. His father Simon was a very Marxist journalist who shilled for Algeria’s terrorist FLN, Egyptian dictator Gamel Abdul Nasser, African Marxist dictators like Kwame Nkrumah and Ahmed Sékou Touré, Fidel Castro, and of course, Yasser Arafat, of whom he was especially fond. Needless to say, Simon Malley also had an outspoken hatred towards Israel, and the apple definitely did not fall far from the tree.

Once Barack Obama became president, as we now know, he spent a great deal of time during his first term concentrating on bashing and attacking the Israel, giving the Arabs whom identify themselves as Palestinians more U.S. money than they’d ever seen in their lives and in general behaving like Mahmoud Abbas’ own special community organizer.

That moderated a bit in 2012 when the president needed to fool people again for his re-election, but now that President Obama has no need to dissemble any longer, Malley will join the other members of the Obama Administration who have a long time record of hostility towards Israel.And he will be privy to America’s most highly classified secrets.

Malley has some interesting ties with Islamists worth looking at. Among Malley’s close associates is Wadah Khanfar, a Hamas activist based in the Middle East and South Africa (where he headed the International Islamic Federation of Student Organizations) and now a key figure with al-Jazeera, AKA Jihad TV. According to one of my sources, Malley also has a relationship with our old friend Muslim Brotherhood leader Yusuf al-Qaradawi, a foul genocidal maniac who is too dirty even to be allowed into the U.S.

Much more at the link

In our non-Council category, the winner was Victor Davis Hanson with Is The Country Unraveling? submitted by Joshuapundit. It’s a trenchant examination of the hype versus the reality of Barack Obama’s presidency..an dafter cataloging its multiple failures, actually ends on an up note. Do read it.

OK, here are this week’s full results. Only Nice Deb was unable to vite this week, but was not subject tothe usual 2/3 vote penalty:

Council Winners

Non-Council Winners

See you next week! Don’t forget to tune in on Monday AM for this week’s Watcher’s Forum, as the Council and their invited special guests take apart one of the provocative issues of the day with short takes and weigh in…don’t you dare miss it. And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter…..’cause we’re cool like that!

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Obamacare “horror stories” are true

Dr. Patricia McLaughlin has a dispute with Sen. Harry Reid. Sen. Reid’s statement that the “horror stories” being shown nightly on TV are all untrue doesn’t fit with Dr. McLaughlin’s experience with the ACA: Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Here’s a partial transcript of her interview with Greta van Susteren: GRETA: You have patients […]

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Jan Brewer sells religious freedom to the highest bidder

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed Senate Bill 1062, a bill that would have  allowed businesses, such as wedding photographers and wedding cake bakers, to  assert their religious beliefs in rejecting participation in same-sex wedding events. While she claims to have lamented over how the bill “could divide Arizona in ways we cannot even imagine and no one would ever want,” her true motivation really boiled down to simple dollars and cents. This bill was never about discrimination; it was about religious freedom. Due to her pathetically weak “leadership” on the issue, Brewer allowed the the pro-homosexual lobby to turn this into an “anti-gay” discussion. A group of bipartisan law professors presented Brewer a letter that made this contention while asking her to consider the measure for what it was . . . not what it wasn’t. Brewer wasn’t alone in her vacillation. Several sponsors of the bill channeled their inner John Kerry by voting for the measure and then voting against it, along with Senator Jeff Flake—whose last name becomes more appropriate the longer he serves—and the recently censured, but still a lifetime member of the G.O.P. Hall of Shame, John McCain. Even Mitt Romney encouraged Brewer to veto the bill. And as we all know, nobody knows how to win like Mitt. But the some of […]

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Federal Judge declares Texas Law Banning Same Sex Marriage Unconstitutional

Judge Orlando Garcia, a Clinton appointee ruled today that a long standing law limiting marriage to one man and one woman is unconstitutional.

“Without a rational relation to a legitimate governmental purpose, state-imposed inequality can find no refuge in our United States Constitution,” Garcia wrote. “These Texas laws deny plaintiffs access to the institution of marriage and its numerous rights, privileges, and responsibilities for the sole reason that Plaintiffs wish to be married to a person of the same sex.”

Of course Texas, like most other states allows domestic partnerships, and Judge Garcia would be hard pressed to name a right or privilege that domestic partnerships are denied, but it doesn’t matter.

Nor do the rights of the people of Texas, who passed this law overwhelmingly in a popular referendum.Their rights only matter when they ‘vote properly’.

Unlike California, the State of Texas has an attorney general who actually abides by his sworn oath. Greg Abbott, who also is the leading Republican candidate to succeed Gov. Rick Perry, is going to appeal the decision to the Fifth Circuit Court in New Orleans.

“This is an issue on which there are good, well-meaning people on both sides,” Abbott said in a statement. “The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled over and over again that States have the authority to define and regulate marriage.”

I would disagree with Mr. Abbot here. Actually, what the Supreme Court has ruled is that law and the will of the people can be subverted fairly easily.

The most recent SCOTUS decision on the issue are amazing in their disregard for law. In the one on California’s Proposition 8, they simply decided that the people of California had no right to amend their own state constitution or to be represented in court if their state officials simply chose not to be bothered to enforce whatever laws they individually decided were politically inconvenient. The SCOTUS didn’t even bother to declare Prop 8 unconstitutional, but punted and decided to take the cowardly way out and simply deny the people of California standing to appeal, which meant that the former attorney general Jerry Brown, now governor, could simply pretend the law doesn’t exist and order it to be violated at will to curry favor with an important new constituency and source of fund raising.

Homosexual marriage activists understood this message quite well, and their tactics have changed accordingly. In states where they could count on friendly politicians to push same sex marriage over the line whether people wanted it or not like Massachusetts and California, they did so. In other states, rather than bother with state legislators or respecting existing law, they conducted what amounts to lawfare..shopping for Democrat appointed judges,filing suit and getting court orders to overturn long standing law and the will of the people.

It’s worked pretty well in several states,making a mockery of the Supreme Court decision on prop 8 that called for existing laws against same sex marriage in states that already had them to be respected. It remains to be seen how well this tactic works.

One thing is certain. This is establishing a precedent for judicial tyranny. The balance of power changes, and just like Harry Reid’s elimination of the filibuster, this is going to turn into something the Left is going to be quite sorry for in the future when it does.

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The Right War LIVE on FTR – Ready for the weekend?

Are you ready for the weekend? Liz is, that’s for sure! It might be tempting to talk about Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoing the law that would prevent lawsuits against Christian business owners. Also might be tempting to talk about the ruling on same sex marriage prohibitions in Texas. Taylor might even try to bring […]

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Underwhelmed: Grading the New Tax Reform Plan from the Chairman of the Ways & Means Committee

To make fun of big efforts that produce small results, the famous Roman poet, Horace, wrote “The mountains will be in labor, and a ridiculous mouse will be brought forth.” That line sums up my view of the new tax reform plan introduced by Congressman Dave Camp, Chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee. […]

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The Reactionaries Speak Radio Program 2-28-2014

This Week on The Reactionaries Speak Radio Program: The 13th Amendment (but not the one you think you know) Adult Themes Will Be Discussed, Adult Language Used. You have been warned!!!!! Join The Panel: @luchadora41 @noway90 @smokie_tx @reactionariez This Week’s … Continue reading

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James O’Keefe, TX Republicans Ask If Battleground Texas Is Breaking Election Laws

James O’Keefe from Project Veritas and the Bexar County GOP are asking if Battleground Texas is breaking election laws. O’Keefe posted last week video of Battleground Texas Field Organizer Jenn Longoria apparently asking volunteers to keep personal information of folks they sign up for voter registration. That video is getting play in the San Antonio-area […]

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Sen. Ortman’s regrettable statements

One thing that can’t be tolerated is a Republican candidate who treads lightly on the issue of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. Sen. Ortman’s statement about Obamacare is disappointing: Regarding the federal health care law, known as ObamaCare, she said: “There are some things about that that are good but I think that when […]

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Happy Fifth Anniversary Tea Party

Long live the Tea Party!   The surging force of ordinary grass roots Americans yearning for a smaller federal government, living within its means, getting the over-burdensome regulations out of the way of the small businesses and citizen entr…

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DFL’s anti-business leanings exposed

The DFL’s hostility towards businesses has been frequently documented. Tax the Rich became their mantra in 2008. It’s still part of their mantra today. Unfortunately for Minnesotans, Gov. Dayton and the DFL didn’t just ‘tax the rich.’ They dropped a ton of taxes on the middle class and the working poor. Speaker Thissen officially went […]

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Inside the Music Industry

Are you an aspiring music artist? Have you ever been curious about what it takes to boldly become “the next big thing?” Mike Smith, president of Michael Smith and Associates will share some tips.

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