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January 24, 2017 Leave a comment

New American Patriotism

January 21, 2017 Leave a comment

Kudos to Matthew Continetti column on “Donald Trump and the New American Patriotism”.
2 cents: Also it was great to have a President of the USA not refer to himself over a hundred times while pontificating for a long time.
Great to have a President of the USA who wants to put the focus on the national interest of our country instead of the global interest of TPTB.

Article below and link here.

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Donald Trump’s inaugural address was a stirring call for national unity and a declaration of war against the establishment in Washington, D.C. The speech was vintage Trump: politically incorrect, critical of both parties, amped up, biting, strongly delivered, and wildly ambitious. Anyone who believed Trump would change his beliefs or style when he assumed the office of the presidency was proven wrong. He’s not going to change. And he’s not going to let up.

Trump espoused his worldview in remarkably few words. He is a vituperative critic of the post-Cold War international system. Where the architects of that system see it as a bulwark of stability and global prosperity, Trump sees it as diminishing the United States in favor of foreign countries and an international class of wealthy political and financial elites. Washington has been serving its own interests, he said, and not the people’s. That ends now. His America will turn inward, focusing on domestic stability, education, infrastructure, and jobs. The one exception will be the fight against Islamic terrorism, where Trump is prepared to join with autocracies in pursuit of common goals.

Trump forcefully rejected identity politics. Racial and ethnic identities, he said, are less important than our status as American citizens. “When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.” There are no hyphenated Americans in this worldview, only Americans and outsiders. And Americans are to be privileged over outsiders. It’s been said that American presidents are replaced by their opposites. What a contrast to Barack Obama’s second inaugural address, where he called for a “world without walls.”

This was not a programmatic speech. There will be more policy specifics when Trump addresses a joint session of Congress on his budget proposal. Instead the inaugural address was Trump distilled: nationalist, populist, and ready to fight.

He better be. Trump delivered his combative speech in the midst of the very establishment he is attempting to overthrow. Surrounded by Bushes, Clintons, Obamas, Bidens, and Ryans, Trump aligned himself with the crowd against the celebrities and VIPs on the dais. Mass rallies, social media, and sheer force of personality are his weapons as he attempts to defenestrate the ruling class in Washington and bring a new spirit of patriotism to America. He draws strength from his gut connection with Jacksonian America—a connection deepened and enriched by one of the most combative, polarizing, bold, evocative, and indeed revolutionary inaugural addresses in American history.

Dear President-elect Donald Trump

December 31, 2016 Leave a comment

PLEASE – on your first day in office release to the world the proof that Israel has that the anti-semitic resolution recently written was by O’s administration.

PLEASE – release a week later the frivolous “proof” that O was wheeling and dealing that MSM has as usual embraced which supposedly proves Russia helping you in the election.

You and your administration need to communicate to the citizens of the country first in methods/ways outside the MSM and then to the MSM. This is the only way to force the MSM in reporting truth from your administration.

By their fruits you shall know them: the anti-semitic resolution

December 31, 2016 Leave a comment

Below is the latest column from Charles Krauthammer and it is in ref to the anti-semitic resolution recently passed in the UN.

“Ye shall know them by their fruits.” the Lord Jesus Christ quoted in Matthew 7:16

The two so-called legacies of CES’ foreign policy negatively impact the Jewish nation of Israel.

Also the recent CES action and press release in ref to supposed connection of Russia with election and the kicking out of Russia diplomats was the administration’s way to change the news cycle/focus from their anti-semitic actions of the past week into something else so MSM will fill the airwaves/internet with liberal propaganda tied to their LOSS in the presidential election.

Emphasis added below by me…

 

By Charles Krauthammer Opinion writer December 29

“When the chips are down, I have Israel’s back.”

— Barack Obama, AIPAC conference, March 4, 2012

 

The audience — overwhelmingly Jewish, passionately pro-Israel and supremely gullible — applauded wildly. Four years later — his last election behind him, with a month to go in office and with no need to fool Jew or gentile again — Obama took the measure of Israel’s back and slid a knife into it.

People don’t quite understand the damage done to Israel by the U.S. abstention that permitted passage of a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Israel over settlements. The administration pretends this is nothing but a restatement of long-standing U.S. opposition to settlements.

For the first time in 36 years, the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution critical of Israel’s Jewish settlements on Palestinian territory. The United States abstained. (Reuters)

Nonsense. For the past 35 years, every administration, including a reelection-seeking Obama himself in 2011, has protected Israel with the U.S. veto because such a Security Council resolution gives immense legal ammunition to every boycotter, anti-Semite and zealous European prosecutor to penalize and punish Israelis.

An ordinary Israeli who lives or works in the Old City of Jerusalem becomes an international pariah, a potential outlaw. To say nothing of the soldiers of Israel’s citizen army. “Every pilot and every officer and every soldier,” said a confidant of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, “we are waiting for him at The Hague,” i.e. the International Criminal Court.

Moreover, the resolution undermines the very foundation of a half-century of American Middle East policy. What becomes of “land for peace” if the territories that Israel was to have traded for peace are, in advance, declared to be Palestinian land to which Israel has no claim?

The peace parameters enunciated so ostentatiously by Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday are nearly identical to the Clinton parameters that Yasser Arafat was offered and rejected in 2000 and that Abbas was offered by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in 2008. Abbas, too, walked away.

Kerry mentioned none of this because it undermines his blame-Israel narrative. Yet Palestinian rejectionism works. The Security Council just declared the territories legally Palestinian — without the Palestinians having to concede anything, let alone peace. What incentive do the Palestinians have to negotiate when they can get the terms — and territory — they seek handed to them for free if they hold out long enough?

The administration claims a kind of passive innocence on the text of the resolution, as if it had come upon it at the last moment. We are to believe that the ostensible sponsors — New Zealand, Senegal, Malaysia and a Venezuela that cannot provide its own people with toilet paper, let alone food — had for months been sweating the details of Jewish housing in East Jerusalem.

In major speech, outgoing U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry defends the U.S. abstention of a U.N. resolution vote that demanded Israel end settlement building, saying the vote reflected U.S. values and was intended to defend the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (Reuters)

Nothing new here, protests deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes: “When we see the facts on the ground, again, deep into the West Bank beyond the separation barrier, we feel compelled to speak up against those actions.”

This is a deception. Everyone knows that remote outposts are not the issue. Under any peace, they will be swept away. Even right-wing Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who lives in one of these West Bank settlements, has stated publicly that “I even agree to vacate my settlement if there really will be a two-state solution.” Where’s the obstacle to peace?

A second category of settlement is the close-in blocs that border 1967 Israel. Here, too, we know in advance how these will be disposed of: They’ll become Israeli territory and, in exchange, Israel will swap over some of its land to a Palestinian state. Where’s the obstacle to peace here?

It’s the third category of “settlement” that is the most contentious and that Security Council Resolution 2334 explicitly condemns: East Jerusalem. This is not just scandalous; it’s absurd. America acquiesces to a declaration that, as a matter of international law, the Jewish state has no claim on the Western Wall, the Temple Mount, indeed the entire Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem. They belong to Palestine.

The Temple Mount is the most sacred site in all of Judaism. That it should be declared foreign to the Jewish people is as if the Security Council declared Mecca and Medina to be territory to which Islam has no claim. Such is the Orwellian universe Israel inhabits.

At the very least, Obama should have insisted that any reference to East Jerusalem be dropped from the resolution or face a U.S. veto. Why did he not? It’s incomprehensible — except as a parting shot of personal revenge on Benjamin Netanyahu. Or perhaps as a revelation of a deep-seated antipathy to Israel that simply awaited a safe political interval for public expression.

Another legacy moment for Barack Obama. And his most shameful.

 

John Kerry Anti-Israel Speech Fallout Continues [VIDEO]

December 31, 2016 1 comment

2 cents: Fantastic summary and analysis that I want to share.

victorygirlsblog.com/john-kerry-anti-israel-speech-fallout-continues-video/

by Toni Williams

Why do Barack Obama and John Kerry despise Israel?

Last night, Israel Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer appeared last night on the Fox News’ Kelly File with guest host Sandra Smith. The subject was John Kerry’s “+30” pathetically horrendous speech to quote Nina Bookout’s post yesterday. Nina did a great roundup of the Kerry speech in its “patheticness”. Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu issued a forceful response and Ambassador Dermer batted cleanup.

The “Settler Agenda” in Israel? That would be Jews living Judea and Samaria, currently known as the West Bank (since 1946). Weren’t Jews in Judea and Samaria in the Bible?

David French in The Corner at National Review rightly asks which American values ask us to facilitate the deaths of the Jewish people?

As Ron Dermer noted to Sandra Smith last night, Israel is a sovereign nation. What gives Barack Obama, John Kerry of the thugs at the United Nations the right to dictate how the peoples of Israel, both Jews and Arabs, live? Why on their way out of power have Barack Obama and John Kerry decided to poke Israel with a stick over and over?

Ben Shapiro, also in the National Review, asks the question about Barack Obama and his hatred of Israel:

Barack Obama has done his best for nearly eight years to undermine the state of Israel. He’s signed a treaty that enshrines an Iranian path to a nuclear weapon while funding their global terrorist activities to the tune of tens of billions of dollars. He’s repeatedly undercut Israel’s image on the world stage, labeling Israel a mere outgrowth of the Holocaust and suggesting that Israeli intransigence stands as the chief obstacle to peace. He’s ushered Benjamin Netanyahu out the side door of the White House, attempted to undercut the prime minister’s speech before Congress, and then deployed an election team to Israel to try to defeat him in an election. Obama has tried to cut weapons shipments to Israel in the middle of a war against terrorists, forced Israel to apologize for stopping weapons shipments to Hamas terrorists, and funded the Palestinian terrorist unity government with American taxpayer dollars.

Shapiro asks the question, provides evidence, but no answers.

There is a very strong, outward current of anti-Semitism on the left. Barack Obama is a social justice lefty from the church of Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Barack Obama has shown his bigotry and racism often over the last eight years. I don’t really need to list examples, do I?

What explains John Kerry? He is not just carrying water for the Obama Administration. He has been an anti-Semite for years. To the left, being an open anti-Semite and hating Israel is a significant strength. Just check out this link: Kerry Stands Tall in War and Peace, on Israel and Palestine. Check this quote:

Kerry made unprecedented efforts to bring peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Kerry knows, as every student of history knows, that in a negotiation for peace under difficult circumstances, all parties to the negotiation make concessions to other parties, and must receive concessions from other parties.

Every student of history knows, when Israel makes a concession, Palestine bows out of negotiations, AND what do you concede when the other party wants to wipe out your existence.

I am no psychoanalyst and I don’t play one on tv. Barack Obama and John Kerry, indeed the core of the leftist ideology, despise the very existence of Jews and Israel not as much as the “Palestinians” but despise them they do.

Source: John Kerry Anti-Israel Speech Fallout Continues [VIDEO]

SB 1322 bars law enforcement from arresting sex workers who are under the age of 18 for soliciting or engaging in prostitution, or loitering with the intent to do so

December 30, 2016 Leave a comment

Beginning on Jan. 1, prostitution by minors will be legal in California. Yes, you read that right.

SB 1322 bars law enforcement from arresting sex workers who are under the age of 18 for soliciting or engaging in prostitution, or loitering with the intent to do so. So teenage girls (and boys) in California will soon be free to have sex in exchange for money without fear of arrest or prosecution.

This terribly destructive legislation was written and passed by the progressive Democrats who control California’s state government with a two-thirds “supermajority.”

As Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, a national leader on human trafficking issues, told the media, “It just opens up the door for traffickers to use these kids to commit crimes and exploit them even worse.” Another prosecutor insightfully observed that if traffickers wrote legislation to protect themselves, it would read like SB 1322.

Minors involved in prostitution are clearly victims, and allowing our law enforcement officers to pick these minors up and get them away from their pimps and into custody is a dramatically better solution than making it legal for them to sell themselves for sex. That only deepens their victimization and renders law enforcement powerless to stop the cycle of abuse. SB 1322 is not simply misguided — its consequences are immoral.

Unfortunately for Californians, SB 1322 isn’t an outlier — it’s only the tip of the liberal iceberg. 2017 will see the Golden State subjected to wave after wave of laws taking effect that are well-intentioned but disastrous embodiments of progressive utopianism.

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2 cents:
“The road to hell is paved with good intentions”
The saying is thought to have originated with Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (c. 1150)

Corrupt socialist still working hard to hamper the USA and its allies

December 28, 2016 Leave a comment

We witnessed yet again the inability to exact an ethical and reasonable work of leadership from the individual who serves as president of the USA, the individual, BHO aka “the chief empty suit” (CES). He is busy doing what he can to hinder the transition and then ongoing Presidential administration of the next President of the USA, Donald J. Trump. The last time a President met such unprofessional and unethical treatment by the outgoing administration was when Bill Clinton left office. (Hmmm, see a pattern forming?)

CES is busy writing executive orders (EOs) with the sole purpose of limiting Trump’s ability to lead this country. Yes it is true some of what is on Trump’s agenda is to roll back CES legislation and/or EOs. Is it not reasonable to correct an error if it lies within your power to do so?

CES is busy building his executive hq in DC in the heart of the embassies of foreign nations to more effectively network and link-in progressive change makers/experts for the USA (that is code for socialist troublemakers/organizers).

And the CES being the empty suit he is, has worked feverishly to blast what he hopes is a crippling blow to Israel and more specifically to Netanyahu. He tried his best to defeat him in the last Israeli election but failed. Now his administration has aggressively worked behind the scenes to bring to the UN a resolution to condemn Israel for not embracing a nation (PNA/PLO/Hamas) that do not acknowledge the right of the nation of Israel to exist but also holds the belief and aggressively educates its youth to fight, attack and kill until every Jew is destroyed. The CES’s administration decision of not vetoing the resolution is receiving rebuke from Democrats and Republicans.

“An Egyptian newspaper has published what it claims are the transcripts of meetings between top US and Palestinian officials that, if true, would corroborate Israeli accusations that the Obama administration was behind last week’s UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements.”

Other reports of Biden calling foreign leaders expressing that they need to vote for the resolution are surfacing. Off course Biden’s office says that it isn’t true.

In matters less serious but still on topic, we have the amateurish  comments by the CES that if he was running against Trump he would have won.

Smooth transition of power eh?
Professional and ethical actions of the head of government, huh?
Quality example of leadership we should point to others to emulate, huh?

See Ed Klein’s remarks today about all of this. (about 5 min in length)

 

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