— Alan Berkelhammer (@AlanBerkelham) December 30, 2015
Wouldn’t be great if the bad guys would just play nice and not kill and maim people? And wouldn’t it be nice if Vladimir Putin would just watch one of press secretary, Josh Earnest’s briefings and magically have an epiphany and say: “Oh wow, I have realized the error of my ways. I’m going to pull all of our planes and troops out of Syria right now. And then I’m going to call Barack Obama and tell him what a silly man I’ve been.”
Well wake up, It’s not going to happen. Unlike some of the conventional lack of wisdom in Washington these days, you just can’t wish evil away.
That being the case, I’m glad to report about the following twelve times mass shootings were stopped by good guys with guns: Click HERE to read what happened. All is not lost!
President Obama is planning to fly our (as in yours and mine) Boeing 747 and the massive support systems and entourage needed for such an excursion, from Washington, DC to Oregon, to memorialize politicize the victims of last week’s mass murder at Umpqua Community College. It appears that he may not be welcome. From Mediaite.com:
Monday, October 5th, 2015: David Jaques, publisher of the Roseburg Beacon, told Bill O’Reilly tonight President Obama should not come to the Oregon town after he politicized the tragic shooting last week.
When President Obama spoke about the shooting, he bemoaned the frequency of shootings and made the case that because allowing this to continue is a “political choice,” the issue should be politicized. Well, the president is reportedly traveling to Roseburg, but Jaques made it clear to O’Reilly plenty of residents would not be on board with that.
He said Obama’s “not welcome” in Roseburg because people think he will “grandstand for political purposes.”
“He wants to come to our community,” Jaques said, “and stand on the corpses of our loved ones and make some kind of political point.”
Roseburg resident Says Obama Not Welcome After UCC Shooting Remarks
Hat tips: Jim Hoft, Lee Stranahan, BizPac Review
Update to post Oct. 6th, 2015 2:46 PM
WesternJournalsim.com has just noted that a “Defend Roseburg Facebook page is making a serious attempt to roll-up the welcome mat for the president. The Facebook page reads”:
The anointed one his majesty king 0bama and the White House have announced a Friday arrival in Roseburg, Oregon in the wake of Oct 1st’s horrific tragedy at UCC.
Polarizing as usual, Mr 0bama has insisted on politicizing the event as a conduit for increased executive orders on gun control via means of his pen, and his phone.
This blatant disrespect of the victims families, the community and the town of Roseburg, Mr 0bama’s administration is flying not just the 747 that is airforce one to Oregon, but a three helicopter team of Sikorsky’s that make up HMX-1, known as Marine one to travel to Roseburg at the taxpayers expense.
We need a lot of people. Please come show your support for Roseburg, not the little man who has no respect for the constitution.
(Please go to the page by clicking the above link. Be sure to read the comments too – Thanks)
Oct. 3, 2015 Washington D.C.
Fifty years ago today, Ted Kennedy began changing the face of the United States by ushering the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act through Congress. That legislation resulted in the fundamental transformation of the demographic, economic, social, and political landscape of nation, exactly the opposite of what its supporters promised.
The Kennedy immigration law abolished the national origins quota system, which had favored immigrants from nations with a similar heritage to our own, and opened up American immigration visas to the entire world.
While about nine in ten of the immigrants who came to the United States during the 19th and 20th century hailed from Europe, the 1965 law inverted that figure. Today about 9 out of every 10 new immigrants brought into the country on green cards come from Latin America, Africa, Asia or the Middle East. Continue reading at breitbart.com.
This clip is from from Justice with Judge Jeanine – Spot on as usual:
“I’ve got news for you folks: Vladimir Putin is not only a regional power, he is looking to be the world’s super power. And because of his cunning, military background and KGB training, he is setting himself up to be just that. And ironically, with Barack Obama as commander-in-chief, the United States is recklessly and pathetically giving up as the world’s super power.”
On Thursday’s radio show Mark Levin spent some time talking about Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to the United Nations General Assembly earlier in the day and the way he was received by the United States delegation. Although I’ve already posted two short clips of Netanyahu’s speech, the video below contains the full version for those who may be interested. Levin started his talk on the subject with these remarks:
“…At the United Nations today, the leader of the free world, Benjamin Netanyahu spoke. And I believe he made it abundantly clear that if Israel believes that Iran close to getting nukes that they’re going to attack. That’s what I took out of this, one way or another. He also made it clear they’re not going to tolerate attacks on their country by terrorists. And he also made it clear that the United Nations was useless. He stared down everybody in that chamber. He said that given the Holocaust, the loss of six million Jews, what the Iranian government has been saying about wiping out Israel, and not a word comes out of that body, not an official resolution, Nothing. Everybody is silent. And for forty four seconds, he stared at them – forty four seconds. And just so you know when ally the Israeli Prime Minister was speaking, the Secretary of State wasn’t present, Samantha Power, our so-called representative to the UN, she wasn’t present. He had the C-team in there and at one point when the whole chamber was applauding Netanyahu’s speech, they sat on their hands…”
Earlier today, I briefly touched on president Barack Obama’s “hasty” response to the Oregon mass murder tragedy. Notice that I placed the word, hasty within quotation marks to communicate that although his remarks came very soon after this horrible incident occurred, and before the facts were known, it felt like his words had been written before the shooting happened, and were just waiting on the shelf for an opportunity for him to use them. In the article below, which appeared in patriotpost.us, Mark Alexander delved into this more deeply.
By Mark Alexander · Oct. 2, 2015: On Thursday evening, Barack Obama interrupted the East Coast primetime news hour with a 15 minute press conference.
Obama called the conference to acknowledge the death of six American military personnel, who were killed when an Air Force C-130 crashed in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, three hours before his press conference. Except that’s not actually why he called the press conference — in fact, their commander in chief didn’t even mention them from the podium.
That’s right. In a crass pivot away from the catastrophic crisis he created in the Middle East, which we learned Wednesday is now putting American and Russian fighter pilots on a collision course for direct confrontation, Obama preempted the primetime news to address the tragic murder of 10 adult students at a Roseburg, Oregon, community college, and the wounding of seven others.
Saying “We should politicize this,” Obama devoted only 80 of his 1,306 word diatribe to the families of those murdered. That would be 6% of his message. His other 1,226 words were about his political gun control agenda and the need for more firearm regulation.
He did not mention what law he wanted to add to the more than 10,000 currently on the federal and state books, but he did mention needing “states and legislatures” on board, which sounded a bit like he was calling for some revision of our Constitution.
According to early accounts, the Oregon assailant targeted Christians for execution, but Obama did not mention that either.
Moments after Obama’s remarks, Steve Hayes, senior editor for The Weekly Standard, boldly expressed my own sentiments: “[Obama] has had an avalanche of bad news over the past 36 hours and I think he is using this shooting to get out from under it. … He’s the one that said we should ‘politicize’ this. Well he did. He’s distracting attention from his other problems.”
Indeed, he disgracefully did just that.
Most of the media talking heads noted variations on this theme: “Obama is passionate about this issue.” No, Obama and his Leftist NeoCom cadres are passionate about increasing the power of the state, and the biggest obstacle to subordinating the American people to this statist agenda is the Second Amendment. When they say “commonsense gun laws” they mean “gun confiscation laws.”
The inconvenient truth about guns is, as the number of legally owned guns has increased, violent crime has decreased, according to the FBI’s statistics — continuing a 12-year decline.
Of course, in those states and cities with the most restrictive gun laws, violent crime is thriving. In Obama’s adopted hometown of Chicago, almost 3,000 people have been murdered since Obama took office — and almost all of those murders were related to gang violence. However, Chicago ranks high among those cities with the most restrictive gun laws in the nation.
Likewise, Oregon has universal background checks, and Umpqua Community College was the latest of “gun free zones” where victims are prohibited from the most effective means of self defense.
In his parting remarks, Obama said, “[T]ally up the number of Americans who’ve been killed through terrorist attacks over the last decade and the number of Americans who’ve been killed by gun violence, and post those side-by-side.” He lamented the fact that we spend so much on counterterrorism efforts.
But if Obama really wants to “tally up some numbers,” how about starting with the fact that in five states alone (Arizona, California, Florida, New York and Texas), more than 5,400 people have been murdered by illegal aliens. That is more than all Americans killed defending our nation against terrorism in both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Or maybe Obama would like to post a comparison with the 327,000 children who are killed on abortion tables every year, 900 of whom died just yesterday.
For the record, “The ultimate authority … resides in the people alone. … [T]he advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation … forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any.” —James Madison (1788)
Ireael’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, spoke at the UN General Assembly on Thursday for over forty minutes. He speaks about the world’s silence to Israel’s plight in this short clip:
“…home to over 6,000,000 Jews. He [Iran’s ruler] pledged: “There will be no Israel in 25 years.” Seventy years after the murder of six million Jews, Iran’s rulers promised to destroy my country, murder my people and the response from this body, the response from nearly every one of the governments represented here has been absolutely nothing, utter silence, deafening silence.”
Prime Minister Netanyahu then dramatizes and mimics the world’s silence by pausing and staring down the crowd, glaring at them, if you will, for 44 seconds. It seemed like an eternity. He then resumed his speech:
“Perhaps you can now understand why Israel is not joining you in celebrating this deal. If Iran’s rulers were working to destroy your country, perhaps you’d be less enthusiastic about the deal. if Iran’s terror proxies were firing thousands of
rockets at your cities, perhaps you’d be more measured, in your praise, And if this deal were unleashing a nuclear arms race in your neighborhood, perhaps you’d be more reluctant to celebrate.”
Just when I wonder if our president can stoop any lower, what happens? He stoops lower. Thursday was a double header:
While the bodies were still warm, he immediately dug into his basket of talking points and called for more gun control after the tragic mass murders at Umpqua Community College in Oregon. That quote from Rahm Emanuel comes to mind: “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” Saul Alinsky would be proud.
And at the UN, Obama sent his third string team to attend Prime Minister Netanyahu’s epic UN Speech. You see, Secretary of State John Kerry and UN Ambassador Susan Power had other, more important plans; they were video conferencing with the President at the same time. How convenient!
Note that when the camera turns to the back-benchers he sent to represent us at Natanyahu’s speech, that they are silent and lifeless while everyone else is applauding!
By Jazz Shaw October 1st, 2015
By the time I woke up this morning the headlines in the papers and the subject on the lips of the cable news talking heads had swerved away from Russia’s activities in Syria to a new “crisis” in American politics. Shockingly, and against all expectations, <em>a member of Congress had said something dumb. (Insert #HeadDesk hashtag here.)
In case you somehow missed it, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy was on Fox News yesterday and was asked to list some of the accomplishments of the Republican majority during this term. The first item on his list was not a terrible choice but his phrasing left something to be desired given the sharp blades of the political meat grinder.
Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping. Why? Because she’s untrustable. But no one would have known any of that had happened had we not fought.”
Continue reading at hotair.com.