It’s Wednesday, November 25th, 2015…but before we begin, a quick quote and a brief video well worth remembering. First, courtesy of Hope n’ Change, the quote:
“There is no power on Earth – certainly not radical Islam – which can bring down our nation as long as we believe in ourselves and each other, and reinstitute a most American institution: the melting pot which simultaneously celebrates ethnic, national, and religious diversity while bonding our citizenry in a proud, singular, and unifying culture. This is what America’s greatest enemy has focused his attentions on destroying. An enemy who, ironically, was never thoroughly vetted.“
Next, the video, brought to us by Tom Bakke and C-SPAN; we report, you decide…
…but that sure as hell sounded like the inclusive “we” to us…particularly coming from a huckster who never answers a question which hasn’t been prescreened, or gives a speech without multiple rehearsals…not to mention the constant presence of a teleprompter.
Now, here’s The Gouge!
Leading off the mid-week edition, writing at NRO‘s Morning Jolt, Jim Geraghty calls attention to a list of names The Obamao and his MSM sycophants would rather have kept anonymous:
The Americans Slain by ISIS That You Haven’t Heard About Yet
Courtesy of Hope n’ Change, we present Barack Obomber!
A week ago, Wednesday:
Three Dearborn residents, including a mother of four who had returned to her native Lebanon in a quest to bring her family to the U.S., were among at least 43 slain Thursday in twin terrorist bombings in Lebanon . . . Also killed was Leila Mazloum, who recently became a permanent resident of the U.S., and had moved to Dearborn in the past year.
A week ago Thursday Obama said ISIS was “contained” and said it was “premature” to say that ISIS is “the greatest terror threat in the world.”
A week ago, Friday:
A 23-year-old California State University, Long Beach student was killed in the Paris terror attacks, the school announced Saturday. Nohemi Gonzalez, an El Monte resident, was a junior studying interior design. She was in Paris attending the Strate College of Design as part of a semester abroad program.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack on a Jordanian police training facility that left two Americans dead — an attack Jordan says had no links to terrorist groups. In addition to the two Americans, one South African trainer and two Jordanian translators were also killed.
An 18-year-old U.S. citizen was among three people killed in a shooting attack in the West Bank on Thursday afternoon. Ezra Schwartz, an 18-year-old resident of Sharon, Massachusetts, was a recent graduate of the Maimonides School in Brookline, MA.
Anita Ashok Datar, an American aid worker of Indian-origin was among the 27 victims of the terrorist massacre in Bamako, Mali, the Obama administration confirmed on Friday, even as world powers closed ranks at the United Nations to defeat the terrorist group ISIS.
ISIS and its affiliates or related Islamist groups have had a really good month for killing Americans. (A total of nine!)They’ve done it on three continents.
In a related item, PJMedia‘s Patrick Poole highlights yet another abject error in judgment you won’t read or hear mentioned anywhere in the MSM, let alone the actual source:
“A man, who just two years ago was the poster boy for the far-Left media’s attacks against the U.S. government’s no-fly list for “unfairly” targeting Muslims, finds himself and several family members sitting in a Turkish prison — arrested earlier this month near the Turkey-Syria border as members of an ISIS cell.
It’s a long way from 2013 when Saadiq Long’s cause was being championed by MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, Glenn Greenwald, and Mother Jones, and was being represented by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) terror front.
His story got considerable media attention when his CAIR media representatives here pushed the story that Long wanted to return to his native Oklahoma from his current home in Qatar to visit his ailing mother but couldn’t because he was on the TSA’s no-fly list. They said his case represented institutional “Islamophobia.”
…U.S. and Turkish officials confirmed Long’s arrest to PJ Media, saying that he was arrested along with eight others operating along the Turkish-Syrian border. So far, no U.S. media outlet has reported on his arrest…I have emailed Long’s CAIR handler, Adam Soltani, asking for comment. An email to his attorney Gadeir Abbas was returned as undeliverable.”
Consider this graphic forwarded by Chris Giberson…
…then ask yourself, how many of the hypocrites castigating those calling for caution would let theirchildren or grandchildren eat…particularly when the real number of poisoned M&Ms isn’t 10, but far closer to1,000?!?
Unfortunately, the Syrian refugee misdirection is just the tip of the iceberg. For as Victor Davis Hanson notes at NRO, despite having only 14 more months in office…
“Insidiously and inadvertently, Barack Obama is alienating the people and moving the country to the right. If he keeps it up, by 2017 it will be a reactionary nation. But, counterintuitive as it seems, that is fine with Obama: Après nous le déluge.
…A lot of ambitious and dangerous powers are watching Obama assume a fetal position, and may well as a consequence act foolishly and recklessly this next year. Not only Russia, China, and North Korea, but also Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran, ISIS, and assorted rogue states may take chances in the next 14 months that they would otherwise never have entertained (given that America is innately strong and they are mostly in comparison far weaker) — on the premise that such adventurism offers tangible advantages without likely negative consequences and that the chance for such opportunities will not present itself again for decades to come.
At home, Obama feels liberated now that he is free from further elections. He thinks he has a legitimate right to be a bit vindictive and vent his own frustrations and pique, heretofore repressed over the last seven years because of the exigencies of Democratic electioneering. Obama can now vent and strike back at his opponents, caricaturing them from abroad, questioning their patriotism, slandering them for sport, and trying to figure out which emblematic executive orders and extra-legal bureaucratic directives will most infuriate them and repay them for their supposed culpability for his failed vero possumus presidency. (It ain’t like Mitch McConnell’s going to do anything to stop him!)
The more contrarian he becomes, and the more he opposes the wishes of the vast majority of the American people, all the more Obama envisions himself speaking truth to power and becoming iconic of something rather than the reality that he is becoming proof of nothing.
Hold on.We haven’t seen anything yet.“
Meanwhile, courtesy of the Daily Caller, the latest from the creature whose election could only further the advancement of The Obamao’s particular brand of Communism:
Again, don’t wait to catch an honest analysis of Hillary’s rank hypocrisy on the evening news.
Since we’re on the subject of the undeniably Liberal bias of the modern Fourth Estate, writing at Best of the Web, James Taranto reveals the reality behind Progressive protestations of even the possibility of a prejudiced Press:
‘Of Course I Have a Bias’
In the annals of campus madness, this item from the Springfield (Mass.) Republican was enough to raise objections even from some liberal reporters:
In an effort to create a safe space free from potential insensitivity from the news media, activists at Smith College barred reporters from covering a sit-in Wednesday that drew 300 to 500 students. . . .
Alyssa Mata-Flores, a 21-year-old Smith College senior and one of the sit-in’s organizers, explained that the rule was born from “the way that media has historically painted radical black movements as violent and aggressive.”
“We are asking that any journalists or press that cover our story participate and articulate their solidarity with black students and students of color,” she told MassLive in the Student Center Wednesday. “By taking a neutral stance, journalists and media are being complacent in our fight.”
The Washington Post expressed incredulity: “These College Protesters Are Demanding the Media Who Cover Them Support Their Cause. Really.”
Just wow, right. The. Post. Has. No. Words.
But. Wait. Where did these young totalitarians get the idea that journalists should be partial to their cause? Maybe here:
Replied the reporter [to a reader complaining of bias]: “The reason that legitimate media outlets routinely cover gays is because it is the civil rights issue of our time. Journalism, at its core, is about justice and fairness, and that’s the ‘view of the world’ that we espouse; therefore, journalists are going to cover the segment of society that is still not treated equally under the law.”
The reader: “Contrary to what you say, the mission of journalism is not justice. Defining justice is a political matter, not journalistic. Journalism should be about accuracy and fairness. “Good journalism also means not demeaning conservatives as ‘haters.’ ”
The reporter: “As for accuracy, should the media make room for racists, i.e. those people who believe that black people shouldn’t marry white people? Any story on African-Americans wouldn’t be wholly accurate without the opinion of a racist, right?
“Of course I have a bias. I have a bias toward fairness,” the reporter continued. “The true conservative would have the same bias. The true conservative would want the government out of people’s bedrooms, and religion out of government.”
That was from a 2013 column by Patrick Pexton, ombudsman for—get ready—the Washington Post. Pexton sided with the reader: “The Post should do a better job of understanding and conveying to readers, with detachment and objectivity, the beliefs and the fears of social conservatives.”
But Pexton no longer works at the Post, which has abolished the ombudsman position. As for the reporter who defended biased coverage—well, who knows? Pexton did not tell readers who it was.
Total the number of reporters working at the WaPo, and THAT’S your list of possible suspects.
And in the Environmental Moment, another Educated Idiot weighs in on the impact of anthropogenic global warming:
“Britain’s Prince Charles has pointed to the world’s failure to tackle climate change as a root cause of the civil war in Syria, terrorism and the consequent refugee crisis engulfing Europe. The heir to the British throne is due to give a keynote speech at the opening of a global climate summit in Paris next week where 118 leaders will gather to try to nail down a deal to limit rising greenhouse gas emissions.
The prince said in an interview with Sky News, to be aired on Monday and recorded before the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris, that such symptoms were a “classic case of not dealing with the problem”.“Some of us were saying 20 something years ago that if we didn’t tackle these issues, you would see ever greater conflict over scarce resources and ever greater difficulties over drought, and the accumulating effect of climate change which means that people have to move,” he said.
“And in fact there’s very good evidence indeed that one of the major reasons for this horror in Syria, funnily enough, was a drought that lasted for about five or six years, which meant that huge numbers of people in the end had to leave the land but increasingly they came into the cities.”…”
And here we thought the mass exodus from Syria was due (a) to the tyranny of Bashar al-Assad, the mass-murderer Hillary referred to as a “reformer”…
…(b) the barbarous brutality of the Islamic extremists B. Hussein termed the “junior varsity”…
…and (c) the feckless foreign policy…
…the two of them co-authored!
Earth to Charles: Syria’s average annual rainfall is 14″; it’s a friggin’ DESERT, you pompous royal ass! It’s been a desert as long as the House of Windsor’s been living the good life on the backs of the Britains! Then again, what should one expect from an inbred half-wit who traded in this…
On the Lighter Side…
Finally, in the Sports Section, when is an “apology” not an apology? When the apologizer expresses, by his own admission, zero remorse for his offense. To whit, Ezekiel Elliot of Ohio State University, after blaming a coach who’s only won 3 national championships for not giving him the ball more, despite only gaining 33 yards on 12 carries:
“I am sorry for all those offended by the statements made by me Saturday after OUR loss. My intentions were not to point fingers at anyone for OUR failures. I was caught up in emotions. I hope everyone can understand how strongly I love this team and this university and how much I wanted to win that game but I do not regret anything I said.“
What a douche! Best of luck in the NFL, Zeke; break a leg!