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QOTD: Madeleine Albright’s Feminist Fatwa

Madeleine Albright stumps for Clinton

Albright’s really scared of those future opening SCOTUS benches, eh?

Guess seperation of church and state is just for conservative ideology…

“A lot of the younger women don’t think — that think it’s been done. It’s not done. And you have to help. Hillary Clinton will always be there for you,” Albright said. “And just remember — there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.”

Read her whole pro-Hillary screed.

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The Obama Administration’s “Islamophobia” Puts America in Danger

The other day Barack Obama insisted on, once again, appeasing and courting and defending and championing Islam on our soil. This time by attending a highly controversial mosque. Also this week at the annual Prayer Breakfast he felt the need to elbow other religions (mostly Christianity, ya know) at the podium. He was backed by his loyal toady Nancy Pelosi in her flap-dentured Mohammad’s morally equivalent Christian golden rule verse in front of the room.

Over the lat seven years we have had more and more evidence as to where Barack Obama’s loyalty and compassion lie. With Islam/Muslims. As a matter of fact, over these last seven years we have never heard this man address anything without eventually turning it into a lecture on religious tolerance toward Muslims, and his defense of Islam that he claims is not part of ISIS or terrorism in the world.

Philip Haney worked 15 years at the DHS. He now reveals the dangerous insincerity Obama has had where the war on terror and the safety of our nation and people is concerned…

Amid the chaos of the 2009 holiday travel season, jihadists planned to slaughter 290 innocent travelers on a Christmas Day flight from the Netherlands to Detroit, Michigan. Twenty-three-year old Nigerian Muslim Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab intended to detonate Northwest Airlines Flight 253, but the explosives in his underwear malfunctioned and brave passengers subdued him until he could be arrested. The graphic and traumatic defeat they planned for the United States failed, that time.

Following the attempted attack, President Obama threw the intelligence community under the bus for its failure to “connect the dots.” He said, “this was not a failure to collect intelligence, it was a failure to integrate and understand the intelligence that we already had.”

Most Americans were unaware of the enormous damage to morale at the Department of Homeland Security, where I worked, his condemnation caused. His words infuriated many of us because we knew his administration had been engaged in a bureaucratic effort to destroy the raw material—the actual intelligence we had collected for years, and erase those dots. The dots constitute the intelligence needed to keep Americans safe, and the Obama administration was ordering they be wiped away.
After leaving my 15 year career at DHS, I can no longer be silent about the dangerous state of America’s counter-terror strategy, our leaders’ willingness to compromise the security of citizens for the ideological rigidity of political correctness—and, consequently, our vulnerability to devastating, mass-casualty attack.



Washington Post airbrushes Obama’s mosque visit

Limbaugh: Why Does Obama Denigrate Christianity While ‘Promoting’ Islam If He’s A Christian?

Obama’s Islamophobia

Instead, he claims American citizens are mistreating their Muslim brothers and sisters when anyone with a web browser can see that simply isn’t true and is yet another Obama lie. In fact, anti-Muslim acts in the USA are few and far less than those against Jews. According to the FBI, in 2014, 57% of hate crimes targeted Jews, only 16% Muslims. Moreover, hate crimes themselves are extremely infrequent in this country, only 1140 (again from 2014) in a nation with a population well over 320 million. Compare hate crimes to burglaries — 2,159,878, according to the FBI, in 2010 — and it becomes obvious how minuscule the threat is, particularly to Muslims. It’s almost non-existent.

Yet Obama continues to hector us about our anti-Muslim bias. Actually what he is demonstrating is an unconscious contempt for Muslims, treating them like children who need to be coddled. And as most parents know, coddling children is a sure way to ratify, even encourage, bad behavior.



Germany’s Catholic Church calls for ‘reduction’ in refugees

Iraqi migrant rapes a 10-year-old boy at a swimming pool in Vienna and tells police it was a ‘sexual emergency’ because he hadn’t had sex in months

Unicef Report Finds Female Genital Cutting to Be Common in Indonesia

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Death Spirals and Collapses and ‘Fool’ Employment: Do You Want the Bad News or the Bad News First?

New York City had one Hell of a wake-up-fall this morning.

Well, Friday’s markets started off with all the flash and sparkle of a bottle rocket this morning, but then Obama came out into the white House briefing room to inform the press and the country he’s done a fantastic job and fixed the wreckage of 2007-2008 (dog-whistle translation: everything that damned George W. Bush broke) “faster, stronger, better, more durably” and we are at “full employment” … Right, Picasso?


And then the market DFO-ed (medical ER acronym = ‘done fell out’ as in fainted and hit the floor) like that metaphoric, and deadly, Manhattan crane. As some of us have been pointing out amid the crush of Obama sycophants this great economy is thinner than onion paper. Economic winter is coming.


Better take some Dramamine

(CNBC) – The global economy seems trapped in a “death spiral” that could lead to further weakness in oil prices, recession and a serious equity bear market, Citi strategists have warned.

Some analysts — including those at Citi — have turned bearish on the world economy this year, following an equity rout in January and weaker economic data out of China and the U.S.

“The world appears to be trapped in a circular reference death spiral,” Citi strategists led by Jonathan Stubbs said in a report on Thursday.

“Stronger U.S. dollar, weaker oil/commodity prices, weaker world trade/petrodollar liquidity, weaker EM (and global growth)… and repeat. Ad infinitum, this would lead to Oilmageddon, a ‘significant and synchronized’ global recession and a proper modern-day equity bear market.”

Stubbs said that macro strategists at Citi forecast that the dollar would weaken in 2016 and that oil prices were likely bottoming, potentially providing some light at the end of the tunnel.
“The death spiral is in nobody’s interest. Rational behavior, most likely, will prevail,” he said in the report.

Crude oil prices have tumbled by around 70 percent since the middle of 2014, during which time the U.S. dollar has risen by around 20 percent against a basket of currencies.

The world economy grew by 3.1 percent in 2015 and is projected to accelerate to expand by 3.4 percent in 2016 and 3.6 percent in 2017, according to the International Monetary Fund. The forecast reflects expectations of gradual improvement in countries currently in economic distress, notably Brazil, Russia and some in the Middle East.

By contrast, Citi forecasts the world economy will grow by only 2.7 percent in 2016 having cut its outlook last month.

Overall, advanced economies are mostly making a modest recovery, while many emerging market and developing economies are under strain from the rebalancing of the Chinese economy, lower commodity prices and capital outflows.

Stubbs added that policymakers would likely attempt to “regain credibility” in the coming weeks and months.

“This is fundamental to avoiding a proper/full global recession and dangerous disorder across financial markets. The stakes are high, perhaps higher than they have ever been in the post-World War II era,” he said. […]

Zero Hedge: BofA: “The Sense Of Calm Which Had Descended On Markets Has Come To An Abrupt End”

“More monetary stimulus, wherever it is in the world, isn’t the answer for a global economy still trying to find a new growth path. Pay attention to bonds and ignore the sirens of the stock market.”

USAToday: Tech-stock wreck destroys $529B this year

HotAir: Meh: US added 151,000 jobs in January


Obama’s New Oil Tax Plan Will Hike Gas and Heating Prices

Ed Driscoll at Instapundit:


“There’s another government statistic that comes out at the same time that does not often get reported, which looks at unemployment not only for those who don’t have jobs, but those who are working part-time when they want to work full-time,” Sanders said at an event in Manchester, N.H.

“And that’s a lot of people in this country. And those people in high unemployment areas who have given up looking for work,” he added. “When you add all that together, you’ve got 9.9 percent unemployment, which is a serious problem.”

And speaking of “All the President’s Stenographers,” naturally The Hill soft-pedals Sanders’ claim under the milquetoast headline,“Sanders lukewarm on jobs report.”

Unexpectedly — as Obama’s stenographers at Bloomberg have been saying since early 2009 whenever there’s bad economic news.

Related: What jobs? Bureau of Labor Statistics says 665,000 job LOSSES.

Minimum Wages Surged In 6 Cities Last Year; Then This Happened

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Your “Feel Good Friday” Air Drop: Wow. Just. WOW!


Happy Friday!!!


Most delightfully astonishing story of the week: Woman, 82, tracks down and meets 96-year-old birth mother

ALBANY, N.Y. — Eighty-two years after she was born to a teenage girl and put up for adoption, Betty Morrell finally has met her 96-year-old birth mother, thanks to the dogged persistence of her granddaughter during 20 years of searching.

And as a bonus, she has forged a close friendship with a sister she never knew she had…

Munch-a-bunch! My doctor daughter decided during medical school rotations she wanted nothing to do with the life and insanity of a surgeon. However, being these are two of her primary food groups, Reese’s and Oreos, I think she might make this much of an exception

Oh, and I was totally unaware Wednesday was NWPD (National Women Physicians Day). Happy belated NWPD to my Dr. Katie! This one’s for you…

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Two of the anticipated Super Bowl ads for Sunday:

What you call “quality time”: Mom Left Baby With Dad. When He Sent Her A Text Hours Later Its Contents Shocked Her

While the dad above did some fantastic mashing that took a lot of time and energy, he really was able to stage his syncs with the songs he chose. The video is quite an accomplishment in and of itself!

The creator of this modern funk music and classic movie clips compilation Nerd Fest in the UK notes (@ Youtube):

The clip at 1:29 showing the two guys doing the reverse back-flip, is from a movie called ‘Gold Diggers of Broadway’, one of the earliest musicals. Does it make you want to watch it all? It does me. Well you can’t…

It’s a mostly lost film. Only two reels of it survive – about twenty minutes’ worth. You can watch the footage on the DVD of ‘Gold Diggers of 1937’, which is from where I took the clip.

Isn’t that sad? It can never be re-assessed; it can never be re-discovered as a forgotten classic – no-one can ever have an opinion about it at all, really. Now you might think this was some minor picture made by a small studio – yeah, a small studio called Warner Bros! It featured an early version of Technicolor, which means that serious money was spent on it. It got good reviews and did well at the box office. If such a fate can befall a picture like this, just imagine what has happened to the less prestigious works from that time…

Speaking of cinema dance-tastic…

On my top 10 List of “Raw Awesomeness”!

Yeah, baby!

Word came yesterday Earth, Wind & Fire’s founding member Maurice White is the latest music icon to join the big band in The Mansion of The Lord this very young year so far.


This is when music still made you get up and dance … and feel happy.

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The Millennials’ Socialist Boyfriend: Younger Generation Trades “Free Bird” for “Free Bern”


By the way, “socialist”? Really?

After the last 7-8 years of MSM dictatorial practices in carrying Barack Obama and the democrat party on its shoulders, and Obama’s usurping of power and control via his Executive Orders/actions, let’s just call a communist a communist, huh?

Anyhow, remember, these are the adult youth 40-50 years in the making…

(WaPo) – I see two main reasons.

The first is that, to millennials, Sanders’s socialism is a feature, not a bug.

Much of the current conversation about Sanders’s “democratic socialism” is predicated on whether Americans can look past this supposedly toxic label. But millennials love Sanders not despite his socialism, but because of it.

“Socialism” has never been a dirty word for the current cohort of youth, who either didn’t live through the Cold War or don’t remember it. We are more likely to associate socialism with prosperous, egalitarian, relatively well-functioning Scandinavian states — the kinds of places that produce awesome things like Ikea and “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” — than with autocrats who starve their people.

Many of us also entered the job market just as unbridled capitalism appeared to blow up the world economy.

Perhaps for this reason, millennials actually seem to prefer socialism to capitalism.


It’s not just Sanders’s socialist label that sells; it’s his socialist ideas, too.

To a generation that’s broke, in debt, underemployed and stuck in its parents’ basements, promises of a political revolution, more equitable distribution of (other people’s) wealth, a more robust social safety net and free college can sound pretty appealing.

There’s a second major reason millennials prefer Sanders to Clinton, and that one is more stylistic than substantive.

It has to do with his so-called “authenticity,” by which is usually meant his willingness to look and sound like a hot mess.


It is precisely Sanders’s au-naturel-ness that endears him to his young fans: his unkempt hair, his ill-fitting suits, his unpolished Brooklyn accent, his propensity to yell and wave his hands maniacally. Sanders, it appears, woke up like this.

These qualities are what make him seem “authentic,” “sincere” even — especially when contrasted with Clinton’s hyper-scriptedness. Sanders, unlike Clinton, doesn’t give a damn if he’s camera-ready.

This is, of course, a form of authenticity that is off-limits to any female politician, not just one with Clinton’s baggage.


You see, Hillary is just a bit too much of a groomed establishment socialist. Bernie? Well, he’s more low maintenance.


free bern

OU professor: Youths’ attraction to Sanders shows education failure

same coin(Michael P. Ramirez‎ @ IBD)

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Hill-O-Beans: Hillary’s Stand-Up Comedy Act on Lecturing Wall Street and Big Banks

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton poses for a photo with supporters following a campaign rally in Manchester, New Hampshire

Would it be too much for the press/MSM to insist (not just suggest) on seeing her transcripts of these half a billion dollars bought and paid for to her own bank account scoldings she gave to these banks/Wall Street? Just so we can marvel at Hillary’s powerful mastering of thoughts to words to actions…

Sorry, F. Chuck Todd.
She already scrubbed those computer archives. They were just about yoga and Chai tea anyway…

(Real Clear Politics) – At Thursday night’s Democratic presidential debate hosted by MSNBC Hillary Clinton explained the $625,000 in speaking fees she took from Wall Street. Clinton said she went to Wall Street before the 2008-2009 economic crisis to warn they are going to “wreck the economy because of these shenanigans with mortgages.”


[…] What I want people to know is, I went to Wall Street before the crash. I was the one saying you’re going to wreck the economy because of these shenanigans with mortgages. I called to end the carried-interest loophole that hedge fund managers enjoy. I proposed changes in CEO compensation. I called for Consumer Protection Financial Bureau (CPFB) before it was created. I think the best evidence that the Wall Street people, at least know, where I stand and where I have always stood is because they are trying to beat me in this primary.


Some funny shit right there, Hills. By the way, Hillary, we have been looking, very deeply, at your “record”. It reads like a stark warning label on the side of a cigarette carton Super Glued to the side of a tank of gas.

My friend Debra Burlingame @ Facebook scoffs:

She went to warn them about “shenanigans with mortgages.” This is rich. It was her husband who established federal regs that forced low/no interest loans. It was her party that rebuffed President Bush’s efforts to reform the banking rules that were deemed so dangerous to the entire real estate market….a house of cards. But his investigators were deemed “racist” because Clinton’s policy was aimed at putting minorities homes….pandering. She’s a fraud of the worst order. Let’s demand she turn over the text of those speeches warning the banking community. Yeah, they paid half a billion dollars to be lectured about all that money they’re making.


Feminists Melt Down Over Unlikable Hillary Clinton … Yeah, because it’s not like she’s a known conniving, calculating, self-serving, lying, hypocrite, mega-socialist bitch.

Fight Night!

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The Emperor Proposes a “Fee” on Oil … Or is it a “Tax”

emp obama

So, this gets to go before the SCOTUS and Justice John Roberts will ponder if it’s a “fee” or a “tax”, which Barack Obama cannot impose??? Only Congress can impose taxes. The bastard is certifiably insane with power that does not exist…

(CNBC) – President Barack Obama will propose a $10-per-barrel charge on oil to fund clean transportation projects as part of his final budget request next week, the White House said Thursday.
The proposal — which follows the passage of a bipartisan transportation bill last year — would have difficulty clearing the Republican-controlled Congress. In a statement, Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, House majority whip, said the House would quash the “absurd” plan.

Oil companies would pay the fee, which would be gradually introduced over five years. The government would use the revenue to help fund high-speed railways, autonomous cars and other travel systems, aiming to reduce emissions from the nation’s transportation system.

“By placing a fee on oil, the president’s plan creates a clear incentive for private sector innovation to reduce our reliance on oil and at the same time invests in clean energy technologies that will power our future,” the White House said in a statement.


The White House said the oil-fee proposal would invest an additional $20 billion per year to cut traffic and “provide new ways for families to get to work and school.” It would also put about $10 billion per year into regional travel systems and another $2 billion annually into clean transportation research.

The proposal comes amid a brutal stretch for the U.S. oil industry. Crude prices have fallen nearly 50 percent in the last year to just below $32 per barrel, pressuring profits in the sector.

In a statement Thursday, American Petroleum Institute CEO Jack Gerard said the fee would hurt consumers by raising gasoline prices and reducing jobs.

“On his way out of office, President Obama has now proposed making the United States less competitive,” he said.


More “green energy” bullshit.

The president has no taxing or spending authority, even with his E.O. “pen”. He can go pound sand. This guy makes King George look like a street begger.

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GOP Field Post-Iowa: Santorum Bows Out and Gives a Nod


And another one bites the election dust…

(FOX News) – Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum announced Wednesday in an exclusive interview on Fox News’ “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” he is suspending his 2016 presidential campaign and endorsing Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

Santorum said he came to the decision after discussing it with his wife Karen after the Iowa caucuses.

“We decided that we could be better advocates in supporting someone who shared those values and will do better in this race,” Santorum told Van Susteren.

While saying he does not “endorse lightly,” Santorum described Rubio as “the new generation, and someone who can bring the country together.”

“We wanted to find a candidate that really espoused the values we believed in,” he said.

The decision comes after a poor showing in Monday’s Iowa caucuses.


Ben Carson

Meanwhile Donald Trump is taking full political profiteering advantage of the caucus rift between Ted Cruz and Ben Carson. Really rather rich Trump publicly calling Cruz a cheater and a liar.


Why pundits, politicians and the press hate Ted Cruz


Campaign for White House turns nastier as field narrows…

Top Rand Paul Super PAC Donor Endorses Ted Cruz

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The Fundamental Mess Being Left in Obama’s Growing Wake

Yeah, a lot of damage to be fixed.

Michael Walsh @ PJM

“Unlike in France, egalitarianism has never been part of the American political/social compact — at least it wasn’t until the cultural Marxists showed up. Today, it’s practically in the constitution –and it will be the death of American exceptionalism.

Read the whole thing for the gory details, coming to a show trial, kangaroo court, or a re-education camp near you.”

Walsh is referring to Obama’s ‘diversity’ diktat is a giant gift to lawyers written by Betsy McCaughey in the NYPost … And yes, read the whole thing

If you’re a white male looking for a job, your search just got harder.

Claiming women aren’t getting paid enough, President Obama wants to make it easier to accuse employers of gender discrimination and hit them with class-action lawsuits. A new regulation proposed on Friday will require all employers with 100 or more workers to report how much their workforce is paid, broken down by race and gender.

The rule, slated to go into effect in September 2017, will cause headaches for employers and anyone — man or woman — who works hard and expects to get ahead based on merit. The winners are federal bean counters, class-action lawyers and the Democratic Party, which is playing up the gender “wage gap” as usual during this election year.

Never mind that the gap is largely fiction. Or that Uncle Sam’s social engineers are foisting their cookie-cutter vision of a politically correct workplace on employers, denying them the freedom to hire and promote based on merit.

Race and gender discrimination is already against the law. As it should be. But seniority, education and merit often explain salary differences.

That won’t be good enough in the future. Employers will have to change their policies to avoid these differences…


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