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Former AFRICOM Commander: Apparent Benghazi Was Terrorist Attack

images-7More than 9 months ago a group of 100-150 Islamic terrorist tied to the group Ansar al-Sharia launched an attack on the US consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya killing ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Dorhety, and Tyrone Woods.  In the days and weeks after the attack the Obama administration including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and ambassador to the UN Susan Rice blamed the attack on a protest over a Youtube video getting out of hand.  However, CIA talking points created for ambassador Rice in the days leading up to her infamous Sunday show appearances told a different tale, a tale of terrorism.  That narrative, that Benghazi was the work of terrorist, was altered by Hillary Clinton’s staffers to reflect the fiction the administration wanted to tell about a Youtube video and a protest gone wrong.

Over the weekend the former commander of AFRICOM General Carter Ham put more holes in the administrations cover-up of the Benghazi terrorist attack when he said that it was “apparent” Benghazi was a terrorist attack as it was ongoing.

Fox News has more:

The former head of U.S. forces in Africa, General Carter Ham, told the Aspen Security Forum that it quickly became clear the assault on the American consulate in Benghazi last year was a terrorist attack and not a spontaneous demonstration.

“It became apparent to all of us quickly that this was not a demonstration, this was a violent attack,” Ham said. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton initially had portrayed the embassy attack as a response to an inflammatory internet video.

Ham said he was in Washington D.C. for a routine meeting on September 11, 2012 with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Martin Dempsey, when an alert came in from commanders in Stuttgart, Germany that a violent assault was underway on the consulate in Benghazi and Ambassador Chris Stevens was missing.

Asked if it was a terrorist attack, Ham said the intelligence left no doubt that it was.

“I don’t know if that was my first reaction, but pretty quickly as we started to gain understanding within the hours after the initiation of the attack, yes.”

There are a lot of senior officials in the Obama administration, current and former, that have a lot of explaining to do about Benghazi, not the least of which are why cover it up, why push the lie about the Youtube video, and why was no military aid sent to help our people.

Obama Was For Stand Your Ground Laws Before He Was Against Them

On Friday President Obama called for a review of stand your ground laws across the country following the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case.

Huffington Post reports:

President Barack Obama is calling for a review of the controversial Stand Your Ground laws that were at the heart of the killing of Trayvon Martin.

“I think it would be useful for us to examine some state and local laws to see if it — if they are designed in such a way that they may encourage the kinds of altercations and confrontations and tragedies that we saw in the Florida case, rather than defuse potential altercations,” Obama told reporters in a surprise press conference at the White House on Friday.

Florida was the first state in the nation to pass a law that allows an individual who feels threatened to “stand his or her ground and meet force with force, including deadly force.” There are now about 30 states with such statutes.

“If we’re sending a message as a society in our communities that someone who is armed potentially has the right to use those firearms, even if there’s a way for them to exit from a situation, is that really going to be contributing to the kind of peace and security and order that we’d like to see?” asked Obama on Friday.

“And for those who resist that idea, that we should think about something like these ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws, I just ask people to consider if Trayvon Martin was of age and armed, could he have stood his ground on that sidewalk? And do we actually think that he would have been justified in shooting Mr. Zimmerman, who had followed him in a car, because he felt threatened? And if the answer to that question is at least ambiguous, it seems to me that we might want to examine those kinds of laws,” he added.

That is now, however, back in 2004 then Illinois state Senator Barack Obama co-sponsored legislation that strengthened Illinois’ stand your ground law.

Illinois Review has more:

nine years ago then-State Sen. Barack Obama actually co-sponsored a bill that strengthened Illinois’ 1961 “stand your ground” law.

The Obama-sponsored bill (SB 2386) enlarged the state’s 1961 law by shielding the person who was attacked from being sued in civil court by perpetrators or their estates when a “stand your ground” defense is used in protecting his or her person, dwelling or other property.

The bill unanimously passed the Democrat-controlled Illinois Senate on March 25, 2004 with only one comment, and passed the Democrat-controlled Illinois House in May 2004 with only two votes in opposition. Then-Governor Rod Blagojevich (D) signed it into law.

6a00d834515c5469e201910455d717970c-500wi6a00d834515c5469e20192ac1f34dc970d-500wiHypocrisy much.

President Obama’s Magically Never Ending Malaise Economy

imagesBarack Obama has been President of the United States for 4 and 1/2 years now and over the course of that entire time our economy has been stuck in a malaise that seems to have no end in sight.

Today’s unemployment numbers tell the tale as the national unemployment rate stayed at 7.6%.  That means we have had 54 consecutive months of unemployment above 7.5%, which is a record.  We were promised by the Obama administration that if we passed the nearly trillion dollar stimulus we wouldn’t see unemployment go above 8%.  The employment numbers released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics also show the u-6 underemployment rate climbed from 13.8% to 14.3%.  That was due in large part to 332,000 people being made to take part-time work when they had or wanted full-time employment(thank you Obamacare).

CNS News-54 months: record stretch of 7.5%+ unemployment continues

Zero Hedge-Underemployment soars to 14.3%

CNS News-Number of involuntary part-time workers jump 332K in June

This economic malaise is never going to end so long as President Obama continues to favor his campaign donors i.e Solyndra over the Keystone XL pipeline or continues to throw money away on “shovel ready jobs” aka the stimulus instead of following the Reagan model and advocating for major tax reform(lower tax rates) to spur economic growth.

It is clear to anyone with eyes to see that Obamacare isn’t the magically elixir it was thought to be and is instead an economic albatross weighing our economy down.

States like North Dakota and Texas are experiencing economic good times, especially when compared to the country as a whole, because of fracking; yet Obama and the environmental radicals will not allow other parts of the country experience those jobs and economic activity.

Our economy sucks just as bad right now as it did the days Obama first took the oath of office.  We will not see any economic gains or meaningful job creation so long as he and the Democrats continue on their current path of higher taxes, no energy production, and reckless spending.

Obama is worse than Jimmy Carter.

 

New Day In Egypt: Morsi Out, Muslim Brotherhood Leaders Arrested, Interim President Sworn In

Egyptian interim President Adly Mansour

Egyptian interim President Adly Mansour

The Egyptian military has fully followed through on its promise to put forward a “road map” for Egypt’s political future and has removed President Morsi from office.  The Egyptian military has also arrested several key leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood.  And has sworn in the country’s top Judge as interim President while a new constitution and election schedule is developed.

This change in leadership has been a serious blow to President Obama who strongly backed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood.  With the military stepping in Obama has ordered a review of US military aid to Egypt.

Fox News has more:

The administration has not commented on the latest developments, or necessarily taken sides in the power struggle. Instead, officials are staking out a carefully worded stance, particularly when it comes to U.S. aid to Egypt. Late Wednesday, the administration ordered a review of U.S. aid but stopped short of calling the military overthrow a “coup.”

That’s almost certainly because calling the ouster a “coup” could have concrete legal consequences. Under the law, Washington is supposed to halt aid to any country where the democratically elected leader is toppled by a coup.

But the administration is loath to condemn Egypt’s military institution, which the U.S. has built ties with for decades, particularly amid criticism from the right that President Obama was too supportive of Morsi. With Morsi gone, Republicans appear to be pressuring Obama to sustain the U.S. aid to Egypt’s military. Some security analysts are describing the overthrow as a unique opportunity for the U.S. to have a second chance at shaping the future of a country that historically has been a major Middle East ally.

President Obama issued the following statement after the Egyptian military ousted Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood from power:

“The United States is monitoring the very fluid situation in Egypt, and we believe that ultimately the future of Egypt can only be determined by the Egyptian people. Nevertheless, we are deeply concerned by the decision of the Egyptian Armed Forces to remove President Morsy and suspend the Egyptian constitution. I now call on the Egyptian military to move quickly and responsibly to return full authority back to a democratically elected civilian government as soon as possible through an inclusive and transparent process, and to avoid any arbitrary arrests of President Morsy and his supporters. Given today’s developments, I have also directed the relevant departments and agencies to review the implications under U.S. law for our assistance to the Government of Egypt.”

Those words about not arresting Morsi supporters have fallen on deaf ears in Egypt as the military has arrested several top leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Al-Ahram has more:

The Muslim Brotherhood’s former supreme guide Mahdi Akef has been arrested along with four of his guards, security sources say.

Egypt prosecutors ordered on Thursday the arrest of a number of senior Muslim Brotherhood members hours after the army removed Mohamed Morsi from his post as president.

These leading figures include the Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie and his deputy Khairat El-Shater.

Late on Wednesday, Saad El-Katatni, leader of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), and Rashad Bayoumi, the Islamist movement’s deputy head, were detained, security officials said.

They are being held in Tora Prison, which, located on the outskirts of Cairo, is the same prison where ousted president Hosni Mubarak and his sons are detained, state news agency MENA reported.

Security authorities are continuing their efforts to arrest Brotherhood members on charges of inciting violence and disturbing general security and peace, MENA reported.

Some of those arrested in the past have openly called for Jihad.

With Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood removed from power(and under arrest) the military immediately moved to make Adly Mansour the interim President until new elections can be held some time in the future.

Fox News has more Mansour’s swearing-in:

The supreme justice of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court was sworn in Thursday as the country’s interim president after Mohammed Morsi, the country’s first democratically elected president, was ousted and reportedly placed in police custody.

Adly Mansour was sworn in at the Constitutional Court in a ceremony broadcast live on state television. Mansour will serve as Egypt’s interim leader until a new president is elected. A date for that vote has yet to be set.

In his first remarks, Mansour praised the massive street demonstrations that led to Morsi’s ouster. He also hailed the youth behind the protests that began on June 30, saying they embodied “the nation’s conscience, its ambitions and hopes.”

“The most glorious thing about June 30 is that it brought together everyone without discrimination or division,” he said. “I offer my greetings to the revolutionary people of Egypt.”

Manosur’s assumption of office comes a day after the military deposed Morsi, who took office a year ago as Egypt’s first democratically elected president. Morsi was in police custody on Thursday morning after he refused to step down on the orders of Gen. Abdel Fattah Al Sisi.

The Blaze has some background information on Mansour, here.

I am glad that the Egyptian military stepped in to remove Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood if for no other reason than the fact the Morsi and the Brotherhood were trying to make Egypt an Islamic state ruled by Sharia law.  The persecution and violence supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood have directed at Egypt’s Coptic Christians has been horrific.  Then there have been the reports that Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood tried to smuggle Al Qaeda leadership out of Pakistan and into Egypt; plus the Libyan intelligence that suggest some of the Benghazi terrorist attacked on the behalf or direction of Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood.  All of these thing taken together demonstrate just how foolish and ill-advised the Arab spring has truly been.

Obama Discovers Reason For Islamic Terrorist: Bad Governance

Islamic terrorist have killed tens even hundreds of thousands of people all over the globe.  From Al Qaeda and its affiliates to Hamas to Boko Haram these Islamic terrorist groups have waged brutal campaigns against people the world over.

Most of us have thought they did so because they are Islamic supremacist that literally believe the Koran demands that they kill all non-Muslims and those Muslims that don’t agree with their radical and violent beliefs.

Leave it to President Obama to discover the real reason Boko Haram and other terrorist groups are waging the nearly genocidal campaigns that they do; bad governance.

Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit writes:

 Barack Obama held a town hall meeting with youths from across Africa during his stop in South Africa. He took questions from Nigerian students who were watching in their home country. One student asked him about the ‘War on Terror’ and new global terrorist threats.

Obama told the Nigerian students that bad governance was responsible for Boko Haram, a group that has slaughtered hundreds of innocent Nigerians in the past few years.

President Obama blamed regional terrorist organisations like Boko Haram in Nigeria on bad governance,

“These countries are not delivering for their people and where there sources of conflict and underlining frustrations that have not been adequately dealt with.”

It’s the government’s fault.

Yes lets blame the government of Nigeria for Boko Harma slaughtering Christians in their churches; NOT!

Obama To Africa You Can’t have Air Conditioning or Car Because “Planet Will Boil Over”

While on his $7.1 Billion African tour President Obama told the people of Africa that they had to do without air conditioning, cars and big houses because if they did have those things then the, “Planet will boil over”.

CNS News has more:

President Barack Obama said at a town hall event in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Saturday that unless we find new way of producing energy “the planet will boil over” if people in Africa are allowed to attain air conditioning, automobiles and big houses.

“Ultimately, if you think about all the youth that everybody has mentioned here in Africa, if everybody is raising living standards to the point where everybody has got a car and everybody has got air conditioning, and everybody has got a big house, well, the planet will boil over — unless we find new ways of producing energy.”

That is more man made global warming/climate change nonsense.  As I and many others have stated over and over again, global warming is a hoax, a fraud, it is a lie, it is not true, it is absolutely bullshit.  And yet Obama expects us and the rest of the world to abandon the industrial revolution and to forgo the advancements, such as air conditioning, for some Utopian Statist ideal society based around “green energy”.  Which last I checked was more about giving taxpayer dollars(by the billion) to Obama campaign contributors than it was in actually producing energy(hello Solyndra).

Let us not forget Obama gave the same kind of message to Americans just a few short years ago.

You keep the global warming hysteria, I’ll keep my car and air conditioning thank you very much.

Is The Muslim Brotherhood and President Morsi’s Days Numbered? Egyptian Military Threatening Coup D’etat

540x403xobama-bitch-protesters.jpg.pagespeed.ic.eycwgbSGWuAfter last nights bombshell that Libyan intel has linked the Muslim Brotherhood and Egyptian President Morsi to the Benghazi terrorist attack I am shocked to hear this new today coming out of Egypt.

Over the weekend millions of Egyptians took to the streets to demand the ouster of President Morsi over a whole host of reason, from prosecution and intimidation and violence against religious minorities, namely Coptic Christians, to a sluggish economy.  The Egyptian people are very angry at Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood not to mention US Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson and President Barack Obama for supporting Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood.

CNS News-Protesters storm Muslim Brotherhood HQ

Today the Egyptian military has issued an ultimatum stating that they will step in to resolve the political clashes gripping the country in 48 hours if no talks and or agreement between the sides materializes.

Fox News has more:

 Egypt’s military on Monday issued a 48-hour ultimatum to the Islamist president and his opponents to reach an agreement to “meet the people’s demands” or it will intervene to put forward a political road map for the country and ensure it is carried out.

The ultimatum, it said, was a “last chance.”

It described the mass protests on Sunday that brought out millions of Egyptians demanding President Mohammed Morsi’s ouster as “glorious.” It said protesters expressed their opinion “in peaceful and civilized manner,” and that “it is necessary that the people get a reply … to their calls.”

The military underlined it will “not be a party in politics or rule.” But it said it has a responsibility to act because Egypt’s national security is facing a “grave danger,” according to the statement, read out on state television.

“The Armed Forces repeat its call for the people’s demands to be met and give everyone 48 hours as a last chance to shoulder the burden of a historic moment for a nation that will not forgive or tolerate any party that is lax in shouldering its responsibility,” it said.

It did not directly define “the people’s demands,” but said if they are not realized, the military is obliged to “announce a road-map for the future and the steps for overseeing its implementation, with participation of all patriotic and sincere parties and movements.”

We will see what happens over the next two days.  My bet is that Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood will do everything they can to hold onto power and after the 48 hour deadline has passed may attempt to punish the military for getting involved, which will in turn cause the military to ultimately depose Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Libyan Intelligence Links Muslim Brotherhood and President Morsi To Benghazi Attack

images-7On September 11, 2012 100-150 terrorist linked to Ansar al-Sharia attacked the US consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya.  During the course of an 8 hour-long fire fight Ambassador Chris Stevens, State Department employee Sean Smith, and CIA security members Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods were killed.

In the days after the attack President Obama and then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton followed by then Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice, blamed the deadly events on a Youtube video.

In truth as the terrorist attack was ongoing our people on the ground were telling Washington that Ansar al-Sharia, a group with ties to Al Qaeda, was behind the attack.

For nine months we have been trying to get the Obama administration to explain why no military support was sent to Benghazi to help our people under attack, especially when a commercial airliner can get from London to Benghazi and BACK in the time the attack took.  No fighter jets or helicopters were dispatched from our Air Craft Carriers in the region.  No forces were sent from our bases in Italy.  A special force team designed to respond to this kind of an attack took 24 hours just to get out of a Balkin county.  Nor were any of our military assets dispatched from other parts of Africa.  Why?

Then Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and other Obama administration officials have said that there wasn’t enough time to get any of those forces mobilized to help out our people in Benghazi, which is something they couldn’t have possibly known at the time.

The lack of military response and the cover-up have left a very bitter taste in the mouths of many Americans and for good reason.

Now a new report might shed more light on why Benghazi happened.

photo of Libyan Intelligence Document

photo of Libyan Intelligence Document

According to Raymond Ibrahim newly released documents from the Libyan government point to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi as being a facilitator of the terrorist attack.

On Wednesday, June 26, several Arabic websites, including Veto Gate, quoted the intelligence report, which apparently was first leaked to the Kuwaiti paper, Al Ra’i.  Prepared by Mahmoud Ibrahim Sharif, Director of National Security for Libya, the report is addressed to the nation’s Minister of Interior.

It discusses the preliminary findings of the investigation, specifically concerning an “Egyptian cell” which was involved in the consulate attack. “Based on confessions derived from some of those arrested at the scene” six people, “all of them Egyptians” from the jihad group Ansar al-Sharia (“Supporters of Islamic Law), were arrested.

According to the report, during interrogations, these Egyptian jihadi cell members “confessed to very serious and important information concerning the financial sources of the group and the planners of the event and the storming and burning of the U.S. consulate in Benghazi…. And among the more prominent figures whose names were mentioned by cell members during confessions were: Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi; preacher Safwat Hegazi; Saudi businessman Mansour Kadasa, owner of the satellite station, Al-Nas; Egyptian Sheikh Muhammad Hassan; former presidential candidate, Hazim Salih Abu Isma’il…”

In this video of the Benghazi terrorist attack men can be heard saying don’t shoot Morsi sent us.

President Mohamed Morsi

President Mohamed Morsi

If this intelligence gathered by the Libyan government can be corroborated then things are going to get real messy real soon.

If this intel holds true then it is possible that the Benghazi attack was meant to be a kidnapping attempt targeting Ambassador Stevens and possibly of those in the Benghazi compound, think Tehran 1979 all over again.  It is then theorized that Ambassador Stevens and any others taken hostage would be traded for the Blind Sheik who was responsible for the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993 along with other terror plots.

Omar Abdel-Rahman

Omar Abdel-Rahman

That is highly important because Egyptian President Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood have wanted the Blind Sheik released for some time.  In late September of last year, just weeks after the Benghazi attack the New York Post had this story about the Obama administration considering releasing the Blind Sheik, Omar Abdel-Rahman.

The Obama administration is weighing the release of blind Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman — the spiritual adviser to the 1993 World Trade Center bombers — in a stunning goodwill gesture toward Egypt that has touched off a political firestorm, officials said yesterday.

Abdel-Rahman, 74, was convicted in 1995 of plotting terror attacks throughout the city and is locked away in the medical wing of the Butner Federal Correctional Institution in North Carolina.

He remains revered in his native Egypt, and his supporters have demonstrated throughout Cairo for his freedom.

Newly elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, a member of the radical Muslim Brotherhood, has publicly vowed to press the United States to turn over the sightless sheik.

His incarceration was the subject of Arabic-language message-board rants two days before protesters stormed the US Embassy in Cairo and later killed the American ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, according to a Department of Homeland Security report obtained by Fox News.

They wrote he should be released, “even if it requires burning the embassy down with everyone in it.”

It was the words and action of President Obama and his administration that gave Egypt to the Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi and it was President Obama’s desire to use the US military to help overthrow Qaddafi in Libya so it is starting to make sense that everything that has transpired as a part of the Arab spring(which is really turning into an Arab winter) was all a part of a larger plan; like being ten moves ahead in a game of chess.

So if all of these pieces do fit together than it would make sense for the Obama administration to lie to the American people about what happened in Benghazi, not just to cover-up their incompetence(Stevens security warning, no military aid) but to keep the wool over people’s eyes about Obama, Ansar al-Sharia, and the Muslim Brotherhood colluding.  This also makes me even more worried than ever about the US arming the Syrian rebels aka Al Qaeda terrorist.

The events in Benghazi have always smelt fishy and again if this Libyan intel holds up now we know why.

 

Syrian Rebels Murder Priest Protecting Nuns

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Fr. Franҫois Mourad

I for the life of me cannot understand why people like John McCain and others want to arm the Syrian rebels, who are in truth nothing more than Islamic terrorist aligned with Al Qaeda.

I cannot and will not support any effort by anyone, from McCain to President Obama, giving any kind of aid to this terrorist whether it be arms or no fly zones and consider any such actions to be treason.

Why? Just take a gander at what this terrorist punks masquerading as rebels did to a Priest in Syria.

From Religious Freedom Coalition:

Fr. Franҫois Mourad’s killing of is a sad occurrence and a blow to all the friars of the Custody of the Holy Land,” said Fr Pizzaballa, Custos of the Holy Land, as he spoke with AsiaNews about the Syrian clergyman who died on Sunday in al-Ghassaniyah, a predominantly Christian village in Jisr al-Shughur District, Idlib province. His funeral was celebrated yesterday in the small village of Kanaieh, a few kilometers from where he was killed.

According to the Custos of the Holy Land, Islamists broke into the convent, looted it and destroyed everything. When Fr Franҫois tried to defend the nuns and other people, the gunmen shot him dead.

 

More Unemployment: Obama Cutting 10 Army Combat Brigades

obamafuckyouPresident Obama is the President of unemployment.  For nearly all of his first term the national unemployment rate was over 8%, and so far into his second term it hasn’t gotten below 7.5%.  As with this climate change speech yesterday, Obama and his admin are trying to put every coal-fired power plant and coal mine out of business, costing the people who work in that industry out of work.  Obama spent a trillion dollars in economic stimulus to create “shovel ready” jobs, and we all know that didn’t work out in the least.

And now Obama and his administration are going to make sure tens of thousands of more people lose their jobs, this time in the US Army.

From CBS News:

In a massive restructuring, the U.S. Army is slashing the number of active duty combat brigades from 45 to 33, and shifting thousands of soldiers out of bases around the country as it moves forward with a longtime plan to cut the size of the service by 80,000.

Officials say the sweeping changes would eliminate brigades at 10 Army bases in the U.S. by 2017, including in Texas, Kentucky, Georgia, Colorado, North Carolina, New York, Kansas and Washington. The Army will also cut thousands of other jobs across the service, including soldiers in units that support the brigades, and two brigades in Germany have already been scheduled for elimination.

Obama Changes Subject To Climate Change Fantasy

climate-change-squirrelYesterday at a speech at Georgetown University President Obama laid out the executive branch actions he and his Environmental Protection Agency will take to combat the most pressing issue of our time(to radical liberals), global warming, climate change.

From Fox News:

President Obama pressed ahead Tuesday with his climate change agenda, calling for new regulations on coal-fired power plants and setting a new condition for the approval of the controversial Keystone pipeline.

“We need to act,” Obama said, in an address at Georgetown University.

Obama claimed climate change is having “profound impacts” on the planet and must be addressed. He called for the U.S. to lead the world in a “coordinated assault” on the issue.

Going around Congress and unveiling what was likely to be his most controversial plank, Obama said he was ordering the Environmental Protection Agency to create the first-ever carbon emissions limits for existing power plants.

He said that while other toxic chemicals like mercury are regulated, power plants can dump “unlimited amounts” of carbon pollution.

“That’s not right, it’s not safe. And it needs to stop,” Obama said.

Further, Obama weighed in for the first time in months on the contentious issue of the proposed Canada-to-Texas Keystone pipeline. As the State Department reviews the stalled project, Obama said it should only be approved if it doesn’t significantly boost emissions.

“Our national interest will be served only if this project does not significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution,” he said. “The net effects of the pipeline’s impact on our climate will be absolutely critical to determining whether this project is allowed to go forward.”

There is a lot wrong with what President Obama said yesterday.  First of all man-made climate change/global warming, is a hoax, it isn’t real, it is phony, a fraud, it is fake.  There has been nearly zero change in the plants temperature for the last 15 years, story here.  NASA satellite data also shows that there has been no warming.

Yahoo News-New NASA data blow gaping hole in global warming alarmism

Second of all, this whole notion that carbon dioxide is a pollutant is total BS.  The EPA and the Obama admin can get away with saying that it is and thus issuing regulations about it under the Clean Air Act, thanks to a horrible ruling saying they could by the Supreme Court.  Carbon Dioxide is not a pollutant, why?  Because you release carbon dioxide every time you breathe.  Carbon Dioxide is an indispensable part of the cycle of life on this planet.  Plants take in the carbon dioxide we exhale and create from industrial production(and natural sources such as animal life breathing and volcanic eruptions) and use it along with water and sunlight to create sugar for the plant to use and a by product that it releases, oxygen.  We humans and other animal life on this plant must have oxygen in order to live.  Life on this plant also needs carbon dioxide and other green house gases in the atmosphere in order to trap the heat generated by the sun so that this planet is warm and not a frozen ball of rock.

In his speech yesterday President Obama called people like me, who see and know global warming hysteria for what it is, a hoax(and the home of displaced Marxist), as members of the flat Earth society.

Sorry to disappoint you Mr. President but my ACT science score was nearly perfect.  I get and understand science, earth science, life science, and chemistry.  Plus i know about the East Anglia email scandal.

Breitbart-Obama’s climate change speech: more hot air

Wall Street Journal-Emails reveal an effort to hide the truth about climate science

With President Obama and his EPA wanting to kill the Keystone XL pipeline and put more regulations on power plants there will be a real impact on every American, in a negative way.

The EPA power plant regulations will cause even more Americans to lose their jobs and when they get home to the bad news to see that their electricity bill has gone up.  And the lack of building the Keystone pipeline will keep the tens of thousands of jobs it would create from ever happening.  Meaning we will still have some 20 million Americans unemployed or underemployed.

Daily Caller-More than 200 coal fired generators slated for shutdown

Heritage Foundation-EPA to raise electricity prices, risk blackouts

All of this, namely the open hostility of President Obama and his EPA to coal, prompted Democrat Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia to blast his speech on Fox News.

Of course fewer jobs and higher energy prices, plus no coal, is a 2008 campaign promise of Obama’s.

In one of the more laughable moments from Obama’s speech he said that we could measure the impact of climate change in the number of lives lost to it.

That is just pure bunk and the folks at climate depot spell all of that out.

Weather.com-March 2013 Tornadeos: Fewest in decades

No Peace In Our Time: Why Obama’s Attempt At Peace With The Taliban Won’t Work

Taliban leader Mullah Muhammad Omar

Taliban leader Mullah Muhammad Omar

President Obama is of the belief that he can achieve peace in our time with the people who harbored Osama Bin Laden and gave him a sanctuary from which to plan, train, and carry out dozens of terrorist attacks against the rest of the world, the Taliban.

This dream of Obama’s that the Taliban will work with the US and our allies to achieve peace is a laughable pipe-dream that any informed observe recognizes as wishful thinking at best and naivete at worst.

When the Taliban were in control of Afghanistan prior to the 9/11/01 terrorist attack they were a brutal regime that was systematically destroying historic Budda statues carved into Afghan mountains.  The Taliban were a thuggish force that denied women access to schools and forced them to wear full body burqas and much worse including stoning.  And as mention prior the Taliban harbored Osama Bin Laden and his Al Qaeda terrorist network and allowed them to openly operate terrorist training camps.

RAWA.org-Some of the restrictions imposed by Taliban in Afghanistan

From his safe haven in Afghanistan Osama Bin Laden and his commanders were able to plan, train, and carry out the bombings of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998, the attack on the USS Cole in 2000, and the 9/11 attack which killed 3,000 Americans.

That is just a part of the troubling history of the Taliban, and yet knowing all this and more(some of which will be covered shortly) President Obama and his people including Secretary of State John Kerry are actively trying to become a peace partner with the Taliban.

From Bloomberg:

The Taliban opened a political office in Doha, Qatar, yesterday as a venue for talks after more than a year of stalled efforts toward a dialogue. The U.S. announced plans to send a delegation for discussions, which it said would be followed by members of the Afghan High Peace Council, a group empowered by Karzai to represent his government. It’s “possible” that the talks will start tomorrow, Mohamad Naim, the Taliban’s spokesman in Qatar, said by phone today.

Any effort to negotiate a peace “is going to be a difficult process,” Obama said. “They’ve been fighting for a very long time.”

It’s unclear whether the Taliban are seeking a deal with the Afghan government or are trying to run out the clock as the U.S.-led coalition winds down its role with the withdrawal of combat forces by the end of 2014.

The U.S. has called publicly for reconciliation talks with the Taliban since early 2010 and pursued covert contacts with insurgents. The outreach was set back by numerous events, including the assassination of the Afghan government’s chief peace envoy and high-profile attacks on U.S. troops and the American embassy in Afghanistan.

Until now, the Taliban had rejected talks with Karzai’s government, characterizing it as a “puppet” regime.

The U.S. delegation will be led by James Dobbins, special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. The U.S. involvement is intended to help facilitate an accord between the Taliban and the Afghan government.

Based upon what the Taliban has been doing, even just recently, in Afghanistan and Pakistan shows that any attempt at negotiating a peace with them is a fool’s errand.

This weekend the Taliban killed ten mountain climbers at their base camp in Pakistan including an American.

From the Washington Post:

Gunmen stormed a camp on Pakistan’s second-largest mountain Sunday, killing nine foreign climbers, including a U.S. citizen, in a brazen assault that could deal a blow to the country’s efforts to jump-start its tourism industry.

The Pakistani Taliban asserted responsibility for the attack, calling it retribution for a suspected U.S. drone strike last month that killed Wali ur-Rehman, the second in command of the terrorist group.

The attack in northern Pakistan at Nanga Parbat, the world’s ninth-tallest mountain, occurred around 1 a.m. as the climbers and their guides were at a camp at about 4,000 feet above sea level. According to local and regional officials, about a dozen gunmen tied up the climbers’ Pakistani guides before shooting the climbers as they slept in tents.

The attackers reportedly wore police uniforms, an increasingly common tactic that Taliban militants have used to evade scrutiny.

In all, 10 people were killed, including five from Ukraine, two from China and one from Russia, according to preliminary information from Pakistani authorities. At least one Pakistani guide also was killed. At least one Chinese tourist survived and was rescued from the area, known as Fairy Meadows, officials said.

Pakistan’s interior minister said a U.S. citizen was killed in the assault.

Last week while the Taliban was opening its peace office in Qatar they were attacking and killing US military service members in Kandahar.

From the UK Telegraph:

A US official said insurgents attacked Bagram Air Base with “indirect fire”, suggesting the soldiers were killed by mortars or rockets.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. “Last night two big rockets were launched at Bagram (air base) which hit the target. Four soldiers are dead and six others are wounded. The rockets caused a major fire,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said.

Taliban members in Pakistan last year tried to assassinate a schoolgirl because she spoke out against their barbaric practices and treatment of women.

From the New York Times:

At the age of 11, Malala Yousafzai took on the Taliban by giving voice to her dreams. As turbaned fighters swept through her town in northwestern Pakistan in 2009, the tiny schoolgirl spoke out about her passion for education — she wanted to become a doctor, she said — and became a symbol of defiance against Taliban subjugation.

On Tuesday, masked Taliban gunmen answered Ms. Yousafzai’s courage with bullets, singling out the 14-year-old on a bus filled with terrified schoolchildren, then shooting her in the head and neck. Two other girls were also wounded in the attack. All three survived, but late on Tuesday doctors said that Ms. Yousafzai was in critical condition at a hospital in Peshawar, with a bullet possibly lodged close to her brain.

A Taliban spokesman, Ehsanullah Ehsan, confirmed by phone that Ms. Yousafzai had been the target, calling her crusade for education rights an “obscenity.”

“She has become a symbol of Western culture in the area; she was openly propagating it,” Mr. Ehsan said, adding that if she survived, the militants would certainly try to kill her again. “Let this be a lesson.”

The Taliban’s ability to attack Pakistan’s major cities has waned in the past year. But in rural areas along the Afghan border, the militants have intensified their campaign to silence critics and impose their will.

Thankfully that young girl survived and is once again attending school in a much safer place.

Other women in Pakistan haven’t been as lucky.

War on women: Muslim terrorist bomb girls school bus then attack survivors at hospital

It is a bad, dangerous joke to think that it is possible to have peace with the Taliban and this effort by President Obama and John Kerry to become the Neville Chamberlain of our time should be nipped in the bud right now.

We will only have peace with the Taliban when we and our allies(paging Afghanistan and Pakistan) crush these barbarian terrorist.

No Energy Obama

150566_494580060581653_2076942602_nPresident Obama and his administration from the EPA, to the Interior Department, to the Department of Energy have one goal in mind, kill off domestic energy production.

Team Obama has retroactively revoke a coal mines permit.  Is issuing regulations that will force dozens of coal-fired power plants to shut down.  Following the BP Gulf oil spill they issued a drilling moratorium, which got Interior Secretary Ken Salazar held in contempt by a Louisiana Judge.  The Obama camp continues to deny or block the building of the Keystone XL pipeline.  They have blocked and/or curtailed offshore oil and natural gas production and all but put the kibosh to the oil and gas leasing.  In fact federal lands have become practically untouchable for energy companies trying to make America energy independent.  If it wasn’t for the development of oil shale and hydraulic fracturing on private land US energy production would be way down.

And now Obama’s Bureau of Land Management is restricting even further the ability of energy companies to tap into the potential of oil shale by putting hundreds of thousands of acres in the mountain west off-limits to oil shale development.

From Fox News:

The Bush administration had set aside 1.3 million acres for oil shale and tar sands development  in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. The new Bureau of Land Management plan cuts that amount by two-thirds, down to 700,000 acres, a decision that has prompted industry outrage.

“What they basically did was make it so that nobody is going to want to spend money going after oil shale on federal government lands,” said Dan Kish, Senior Vice President of Institute for Energy Research.

Oil shale is very different from the oil reserves driving the current energy boom in places like the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota or the Niobrara in Colorado. In those areas hydraulic fracking is being used to break through layers of shale rock to reach huge pockets of oil trapped between and pump it out.

Oil shale refers to shale rock itself, which contains mineralized hydrocarbons. When subject to intense pressure and extremely high temperatures, oil develops. This can be done by mining the rock first or by leaving it in place and doing the pressurized heating process deep underground.

In a statement to Fox News, the BLM says it is not against oil shale and tar sands development, but will restrict the amount of public lands available for leasing until the processes are proven, and proven safe. If shown to be viable in coming years, the agency says more federal lands may be opened up to oil shale and tar sands development.

Kish said the decision will effectively put an end to the development in America of a resource with massive potential because the energy industry will simply go elsewhere.

North Dakota, with its 3% unemployment, Pennsylvania, and Texas are seeing massive economic booms and/or growth because of oil shale and fracking.  An economic estimate has the shale formation in Southern Illinois creating up to 49,000 jobs and $9 billion in economic activity.  Of course the Obama administration, with the worst economic recovery ever(since the Great Depression), can’t have that for the people of Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado now can they.

We have got to spend millions and billions more in taxpayer money on more Solyndra’s.

#WorstPresidentEVER!!!

 

The NSA Can And Is Spying On Americans Without A Warrant

can-you-hear-me-NSAFor supposedly being a Constitutional expert Barack Obama along with his cronies including Eric Holder have complete and total contempt for it because they along with the National Security Agency(NSA) can and are spying on American citizens without a warrant.

From The UK Daily Mail:

Fisa court documents state that U.S. call records can be used to help remove Americans from data collection.

But despite the steps that NSA analysts are required to take in order to avoid spying on Americans, the Fisa court allows the agency to keep potentially domestic data for up to five years, and use ‘inadvertently acquired domestic communications that contain usable intelligence, information on criminal activity, threat of harm to people or property, are encrypted, or are believed to contain any information relevant to cybersecurity.’

In other words, if analysts snooping on a foreign target happen to net data belonging to an American citizen, they are permitted by law to retain it and make use of it so long as it contains valuable and actionable information.

It is very clear now that the NSA and Fisa court are in need of some serious changes in how they operate when it comes to data collected on Americans.  Keep this data on we Americans for five years, how about don’t collect it at all if at all possible.  Use data gathered on an American in any way then the federal government better get a warrant pretty damn fast and the Fisa court or any other court had better be extremely suspicious and maybe even reluctant to issue that warrant.  Furthermore, these obvious general warrant that the Fisa court has been seemingly rubber stamping for that last number of years needs to come to an end.  General warrants are not permissable under the 4th amendment and the Fisa court should not grant a single one of them should it be asked to.

I find this behavior by our federal government and the NSA to be offensive and egregious and Rand Paul’s class action lawsuit against the NSA sounds really good right now.

IRS Spied On Churches Starting In 2009

images#EndtheIRS

From Examiner.com:

On Thursday the Examiner provided an exclusive report indicating that the Obama administration had implemented a covert program beginning in 2009 that was intended to spy on conservative, evangelical Christian churches.

That program involved infiltration — sending in government operatives to join churches for the purpose of data collection. The government snoops would keep their eyes and ears open for criticism of the Obama administration, talk of Tea Party participation, conversations about gun ownership, and a number of other issues.

But a special report issued today by Fox News indicates that the program went far beyond infiltration and snooping. The IRS was used to harass Christian churches if they were identified as places where large numbers of anti-Obama citizens congregated for worship.

The Obama administration, according to the report, considered any public criticism of administration policies to be political in nature and should therefore impact whether or not these congregations were allowed to gain or keep their tax exempt status.

(h/t Gateway Pundit)

Illegal Immigrants Don’t Deserve A Pathway To Citizenship They Deserve #Boots2Asses

images-3The push to give an estimated 11-20 million illegal immigrants a path to citizenship is well underway.  The Senate is debating the Gang of 8′s amnesty plan.  Speaker of the House John Boehner has said immigration reform is his top priority for the rest of this year(instead of say reigning in the abuses of the federal government or tackling Washington’s out of control spending habit).  And President Obama said on Tuesday that we Americans “owe” it to illegal immigrants that they get a “pathway to citizenship”.

Breitbart-Obama: America owes illegals path to citizenship

To be perfectly blunt to John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Karl Rove, Grover Norquist, Mark Zuckerberg, and Barack Obama and the whole Democrat Party, we don’t owe those millions of illegal immigrants bupkis.

According to government estimates 40% of those in this country illegally are here because they over stayed their visas, the rest sneaked across the border or hid in boats or planes.  Every last one of them violated the laws of this nation.  We are a nation of laws after all.

As Thomas Paine wrote in his pamphlet Common Sense, “In America the LAW is King”.

Those millions upon millions who have violated our nations laws in one way or another do not deserve to be rewarded with a pathway to citizenship.  What they deserve is a boot to the ass as they are kicked out of this country(preferably by way of self deportation).

If Obama, McCain, and the rest had their way we would grant citizenship to law/rule breakers like Marita Nelson who came here illegally 20 years ago and has been living off of American taxpayers ever since(food stamps, government housing and medicine, plus Social Security).

The citizenship for illegal immigrants crowd would also probably want to reward the habitual drunk driver who killed a nun in Virginia.  They would probably also favor giving citizenship to Juan Galindo without a second thought, that is until they are told that he raped and killed a month old baby in New Mexico after having already been deported once.  I also wouldn’t be shocked if people wanted to give citizenship to the young woman who has been in the country illegally for 17+ years that I reported to ICE in August of 2011.

Do your civic duty report illegal immigrants to ICE

If we are going to give 11-20 million illegal immigrants a path to citizenship I am forced to believe that those pushing this shame called comprehensive immigration reform are fine with the millions of illegals who have received billions in tax refunds and tax credits getting citizenship too.  I also take it that the millions of illegal immigrants who have committed identity theft, forged documents, and are using someone else’s Social Security number are going to be welcomed as US citizens by the Gang of 8 and their supporters.

Any rationale person who looks at the Gang of 8′s amnesty plan, or the DREAM Act, or President Obama’s de facto amnesty, he calls it deferred deportation, should recoil in horror to the lawlessness these plans or programs encourage and reward.

None of the 11-20 million illegal immigrants in this country and the half million or so who join them each year should be eligible for citizenship, period.

A nation of laws, that respects and upholds the rule of law, shouldn’t be having this kind of discussion.  We should be enforcing the laws already on the books, securing the border, and then(many years down the line) talk about what to do with those still here illegally(after hopefully a good number of them have self deported).

But rationale people who respect the rule of law are not running things in Washington.  Instead mini-dictators like Senate majority leader Harry Reid are squashing and ridiculing any effort to enforce the law and secure the border as evidenced by what Reid did to an amendment on the Gang of 8′s amnesty plan offered by Senator Chuck Grassley.

And then there are Gang of 8 members John McCain and Chuck Schumer who have said any immigration reform bill that doesn’t include citizenship for illegal immigrants is a not starter.  The Hill reporter back in April that Schumer said, “Any attempt to say in the House that you will not have a path to citizenship, will be a nonstarter,” said Schumer. “I say that unequivocally. It will not pass the Senate,” he warned.  At the same event John McCain echoed that sentiment saying, ““There’s no way of getting this job done without giving people a path to citizenship,”

That position taken by McCain and Schumer and backed up by everyone else, including President Obama, who are for the Gang of 8′s amnesty and citizenship plan is ludicrous.

We cannot and should not start the debate about immigration reform from the stand point of giving people who have broken our nations immigration laws preferential treatment or a reward for their law breaking, i.e citizenship.

What those illegal immigrants need and deserve is a strong and unequivocal message, leave on your own or we can and will deport you, period.

We need to be willing to enforce the rule of law not bend over backwards to accommodate the illegals.

Someone has to have to courage to tell the illegals, such as the ones who tried to take over congressman Steve King’s office today, that if they continue to remain in the US illegally they are going to get a boot print tattooed to their arse as they are kicked out of the country and told never to come back.

Twitchy-Rep. Steve King: ‘Illegal aliens have just invaded my DC office’

Sadly far to many people in Washington and elsewhere are to afraid, to cowardly, to do the right thing and put #Boots2Asses.  If there was enough courage and enough will to do that(enforce existing immigration law and secure the border) then we wouldn’t have an illegal immigration problem now would we.

Rand Paul: The Constitution Is Not Negotiable

Sen. Rand Paul(R-KY)

Sen. Rand Paul(R-KY)

From Senator Rand Paul:

In the United States, we are supposed to have a government that is limited with its parameters established by our Constitution. This notion that the federal government can monitor everyone’s phone data is a major departure from how Americans have traditionally viewed the role of government.

If this is acceptable practice, as the White House and many in both parties now say it is, then there are literally no constitutional protections that can be guaranteed anymore to citizens.
In the name of security, say our leaders, the Constitution has become negotiable.

This is what the White House is saying when it defends the National Security Agency’s gathering of Verizon’s client data en masse, or what President Obama calls a “modest encroachment” on our rights, as he assures us that “Nobody is listening to your phone calls.”

Perhaps he can also assure us that nobody at the Internal Revenue Service is targeting political dissidents.

Perhaps he can assure us that nobody at the Justice Department is seizing reporters’ phone records.

Sorry, Mr. President, but “trust me” is not good enough.

President Obama says, “You can’t have 100 percent security and also then have 100 percent privacy and zero inconvenience.” But we couldn’t have 100 percent security even if we turned America into a total police state—something too many seem eager for—because there’s no such thing as a risk free society.

When balancing liberty against security, the American tradition has always been to err on the side of liberty. Targeting potential terror suspects by obtaining a warrant is an “inconvenience” the Founders’ intentionally put upon the government in order to protect the privacy of citizens.
Now this president turns this core constitutional principle on its head.

There are also Republicans who seem to want more power for government and less for citizens. One senator, a particularly zealous defender of the surveillance state, has said that he would be fine with “censoring the mail” if “necessary” to keep us safe.

This senator would open citizens’ mail, detain them indefinitely if he decided they were dangerous, claw his way through their trash, peek in their bedrooms if he decided they were an enemy, and then if they dared to ask for a lawyer, he would bark: “Shut up! You don’t get a lawyer!”

Such arrogance and tone deafness!

A government as omnipotent as this may be powerful enough to spy on all of its citizens all of the time, but doesn’t seem to be able to even stop terrorists like the Boston Marathon bombers and the “underwear bomber” – both of whom set off warnings before they were noticed.

Instead of monitoring billions of phone calls and spying on law-abiding Americans, perhaps we should have been done more targeted monitoring of the Boston bombing suspects, one of whom traveling to Chechnya, largely undetected.

Clutching desperately for relevance, some Republican Senators point wildly at the Boston Marathon bombing and grit out, “See, I told you so!  America is too part of the battlefield.”

Duh! No one is arguing that our enemies won’t attack us here and that we shouldn’t defend ourselves. Constitutionalists simply argue that we can defend the homeland and the Bill of Rights simultaneously, and to relinquish concrete liberties for an illusive security is a fool’s errand.

I can remember not so long ago, when the war caucus—and we don’t need to name any names—were all saying “we have to fight them over there so we don’t have to fight them here.”

Now, they are saying we have to give up our liberties to fight them here? Who is winning this battle?

Regardless, anytime we give up our liberty—we lose.

National security is the federal government’s top priority. We have always balanced liberty with common sense security precautions. There are unquestionably exceptions to every rule.

But those who continue to defend the National Security Agency’s actions are essentially saying that something that would be controversial even as an exception—blanket phone trolling by the government—is now the new rule. They are saying it’s OK to spy on citizens’ phone data without a warrant, not just one time or a few times, but all the time.

They are saying that suspending the Bill of Rights is now the new normal.

In my world, the Constitution still applies.

 

Obama Is Big Brother

imagesPresident Barack Obama is beyond a shadow of a doubt now who George Orwell had in mind when he wrote 1984.  On the one hand as a Senator he hated the idea of the federal government spying on American citizens who hadn’t been accused of any wrongdoing.

That was in 2007.  Fast forward to today and he is a President who is totally fine with the NSA and FBI data mining the phone and internet records of practically every American.

And those serving at the pleasure of President Obama are willing to LIE to Congress about that spying and breach of the 4th Amendment, because in March James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, told a Senate committee that no such collection of information on Americans was taking place.  If James Clapper was testifying under oath he, just like Eric Holder, committed perjury.  If Clapper wasn’t under oath then he simply lied to Congress, which is a crime too.

With the NSA spying on us, the Supreme Courts preposterous DNA collection ruling, the EPA flying drones, and everything else Mark Levin was spot on yesterday when he told Neil Cavuto that we have the elements of a police state.

The Intolerable Acts: Team Obama’s Offenses Against The American People

images-1In 1774 the King of England and Parliament enacted The Intolerable Acts to punish the colonist for the Boston Tea Party and other early flash points that lead up to the Revolutionary War and to bring them back under the control of the crown.  Under The Intolerable Acts the government of Massachusetts colony was drastically altered to give nearly all power to the King and his appointed Governor, the port of Boston was closed, trials of British officials under the acts were allowed to be moved to different jurisdictions, British soldiers could be quartered in people’s homes(hence later the Third Amendment), and the province boundaries of Quebec were greatly expanded.

These Acts, plus the attempts of the King to tax the American colonies without representation, the Boston Massacre, and other events fueled the fire that became the quest for independence.  Thomas Jefferson would give a good listing and detailing of the problems the colonist had with the crown in his first draft of the Declaration of Independence.

Today we Americans find ourselves facing a new set of Intolerable Acts being perpetrated against us by President Obama and his cronies.  Just like the King President Obama and his minions are disrespecting, abusing, intimidating, and even committing crimes against We The People.  And so let us now detail many of the intolerable things that have been perpetrated against us by our own government, one agency or Department at a time.

*Note this post has been updated to include more Intolerable Acts

Internal Revenue Service-Has admitted to improperly targeting Tea Party and conservative organizations for scrutiny, harassment, intimidation, delays, and worse just because of the name or nature of their organizations seeking tax exempt status while simultaneously giving absolutely none of the same to left leaning groups.  While folks like True the Vote were being given anal exams by Lois Lerner and her subordinates others like Presidents Obama’s half-brother were given expedited preferential treatment.  Various conservative groups were asked by the IRS for the contents of their prayers, what books they read, the names of the children they had educated about liberty and the Constitution, access to social media and website postings, and details about the past and future elected office aspirations of their members.  Even worse some 40 different groups had their confidential information and tax forms given to ProPublica a left leaning media outlet in order to attack those groups and their members, that is a crime and against IRS rules and regulations.  The IRS also somehow managed to given the confidential tax records of the National Organization for Marriage to one of its issue opponents including a list of its donors in an attempt to attack and smear Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.  The IRS’ missteps are numerous, well documented, and we have only scratched the tip of the iceberg on that malfeasance.

Department of Justice-Under the leadership of Attorney General Eric Holder and his top deputies including Thomas Perez have committed numerous transgressions.  There was the dismissal of charges against the New Black Panthers in Philadelphia for voter intimidation when the guilt and evidence against the Black Panthers was overwhelming.  There was the criminal exercise known as Operation Fast and Furious where gun smugglers were allowed to take firearms purchased in the US across the border into Mexico where those weapons were then given to the ultra violent narco-terrorist drug cartels with no effort made to track these weapons.  Those weapons have since been used to kill hundreds of Mexicans and at least two US law enforcement officers including Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.  If that wasn’t bad enough Eric Holder and his Justice Department lied to Congress in a letter stating that no such operation was taking place(they later had to retract that letter).  Because of the lies and the incredibly flawed nature of Fast and Furious Congress demanded full access to all documents and related materials to the botched operation.  Eric Holder’s refusal to give Congress that access,  including invoking executive privilege, prompted the House of Representatives to find Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, the first time that has ever been done.  Then there is the DOJ’s political payback directed at the Associated Press under the guise of an investigation into national security leaks.  The AP had sat on a counter-terrorism story for several days at the request of the government because of national security concerns, however when the government requested an additional day of no reporting, not out of security concerns but because President Obama wanted to break the story at a press conference the AP balked and ran with the story.  This clearly angered the Obama administration who proceeded to investigate the AP for running with the story instead of giving President Obama his chance to gloat.  Some 20 phone lines of 100 AP reporters and editors were tapped by the Justice Department.  Before that abuse of the First Amendment and the Free Press Eric Holder signed off on a search warrant of Fox News reporter James Rosen naming him a co-conspirator under the Espionage Act.  The DOJ would monitor Rosen’s movements inside Washington D.C., accessed his private emails and monitored his and his parents phones.  And what was Rosen’s supposed crime he reported that the Dictator of North Korea was planning to test detonate a nuclear weapon as part of its strategy to get sanctions against them lessened, hardly shocking or classified information, since that kind of behavior by North Korea is routine.  In a twist that could only come about from a corrupt public official Eric Holder committed perjury when he told a House committee in mid-May that he had never heard of, or been a part of, nor approved exactly what he did to James Rosen.  These are the actions of a totalitarian regime and are a bill of particulars warranting a criminal indictment against Eric Holder for a whole host of charges.

Environmental Protection Agency-Is and has been using unmanned drones to spy, they say monitor, farmers in the Midwest.  The EPA has released the private information of thousands of farmers to radical environmental groups.  The EPA is using the Freedom of Information Act to reward, by nearly always waiving the fees for leftist environmental groups, while forcing more conservative groups to pay those fees with nearly no waivers ever granted.  Former EPA head Lisa Jackson used a fake name and email account to converse with other Obama administration officials and outside groups in the crafting of regulations in violation of various laws and standard procedure.  In a laughable moment that fake name used by Jackson won EPA awards.  The EPA is also waging a war on coal forcing coal mines and coal-fired power plants to shut down, putting thousands out of work and increasing our dependence on foreign energy.  The EPA also retroactively revoked a coal mining permit issued to a coal mine under the Bush administration.

Department of Agriculture-Has been using taxpayer dollars to advertise the Food Stamp program in Mexico, explaining in Spanish how people can apply for and receive this welfare benefit.  Food Stamps currently account for 75-80% of the Departments total $100 Billion budget with a record 45 million people enrolled in the program.  Then there is the Pigford scandal, where minority farmers were awarded billions of dollars for alleged past discrimination, there is just one problem a large number of the people seeking to get money from this program have never farmed a day in their life and what few there are that are actual farmers don’t have to prove or display any evidence of any discrimination.

Department of Veterans Affairs-Currently has a massive backlog processing claims by our wounded warriors and aging veterans inhibiting their ability to get medical care and treatment with tens of thousands waiting a year or more for their claims to be processed.  This backlog has existed for years and only gets worse as time goes by.

Department of Energy and Interior Department-Are tag teaming to keep the United States from becoming energy independent.  They are denying, stonewalling, or blocking permits to energy companies for the exploration and development of oil and natural gas on federal land.  If it were not for a boom in energy production on private land thanks to hydraulic fracturing domestic energy production would be down under President Obama.  The Energy and Interior Departments are also colluding with the EPA and State Departments to block the Keystone XL pipeline.

Department of Education-Does not directly employee any teachers nor does it directly teach a single student in this nation, it does however have a SWAT team to knock down people’s doors and arrest them in a very Soviet style display of government power.  The Department of Education is also helping to push Common Core on the states.  Common Core is a set of national education standards that dumb down our children, promote liberal propaganda like man-made climate change(which is a hoax), de-emphasizes American history, and much more that is detrimental to our nations education system.

Stop Common Core Illinois

Department of Health and Human Services-Is responsible for setting up and running Obamacare including issuing regulations pursuant to it such as the abortifacient mandate that requires nearly every health insurance plan to provide for free access to abortion inducing drugs and contraceptives.  This mandate flies in the face of the free exercise clause of the First Amendment as it forces employers, individuals, and many religious institutions to provide health insurance that covers items that they find objectionable under the tenants of their faith.  HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is also using her position to raise funds for Obamacare from the very businesses and industries she regulates.  Secretary Sebelius is also in some hot water for violating the Hatch Act when she used her official position to campaign for President Obama at an event in North Carolina during the 2012 presidential election cycle.  Secretary Sebelius also took it upon herself to grant waivers to parts of Obamacare to various Unions and even whole states without statutory authority to do so.  As for Obamacare itself it to is an Intolerable Act, specifically the individual mandate which requires that a person must purchase health insurance that meets the government’s approval or be fined.  It was originally argued that the individual mandate was lawful under the commerce clause of the Constitution, that argument was torpedoed by the Supreme Court.  But in its own Intolerable Act Chief Justice John Roberts ruled that the mandate was permissible under the governments taxing authority.  There is just one problem, as pointed out in a brief by Landmark Legal Foundation, the individual mandate doesn’t qualify as a tax under any of the taxing provisions of the Constitution.  The individual mandate is not a direct, excise, or income tax, it is not a duty or import, nor any of the other things permissible under the Constitution.  In effect you as a free man or woman will be penalized for not entering into a contract of the governments liking simply because you are alive.  Those are only the first of many, many problems with Obamacare.

Department of Homeland Security-Is responsible for the Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement(among others) and is thus at the front lies of both border security and enforcement of our nations immigration laws.  DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano and President Obama have taken it upon themselves to usurp the powers of Congress and have rewritten our immigrations laws by granting people who were brought to the US illegal as children by their parents de facto amnesty.  According to the head of the Union representing ICE agents anyone who merely claims that they meet criteria for deferred deportation(i.e amnesty) are automatically given that status with no verification at all.  Reports indicate that 99% of all people who have applied for deferred deportation status have had it granted.  The criteria used to determine who is eligible for deferred status are nearly identical to those found in a piece of legislation called the DREAM Act, however neither the DREAM Act or deferred deportation have ever been approved by Congress which under the Constitution has the authority to set immigration policy in this country.  Again according to ICE Union head Chris Crane even criminal illegal immigrants and those who have assaulted law enforcement are given deferred status effectively putting the brakes on Immigration and Customs Enforcements ability to enforce the laws enacted by Congress.  Mr. Crane also alleges that DHS and Obama administration officials have threatened to punish ICE agents for enforcing existing immigration law.  The Department of Homeland Security was created following the 9/11 terrorist attacks and has been responsible for preventing another terrorist attack on our homeland.  They and the FBI failed miserably at that in the case of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who are responsible for the April 15th, 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon that killed three, injured nearly 100 others, and subsequent murder of a Boston area police officer.  The Tsarnaev brothers came to the US with their parents seeking political asylum after they left the Chechen region of Russia.  Years later Tamerlan would spend six months in the area meeting with a known terrorist leader.  Russian authorities would alert the US to Tamerlan and his suspected ties to terrorist and the FBI conducted a brief investigation that obviously didn’t dig deep enough.  In addition to DHS not monitoring Tamerlan on his overseas travels or re-entry into the US, they also failed to check to see if the Tsarnaev’s were eligible to remain in the US given that they were on welfare for years and that Tamerlan was arrested for domestic violence against his then girlfriend.  That girlfriend according to media reports says Tamerlan pressured her to hate the US like he did.  Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in a shoot out with police following a car jacking and chase in which explosive devices were thrown at police.  The younger Tsarnaev brother, Dzhokhar, was found by police the next day hiding in a boat and had written a note in his own blood calling the Marathon victims collateral damage and claimed to have carried out the terrorist attack in retaliation for the US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq allegedly writing, “When you attack one Muslim, you attack all Muslims”.  There were multiple warning signs and ample evidence provided to us by the Russians that at a minimum Tamerlan was a potential threat, and yet nothing was done that would have prevent the deaths of those four people at the hands of these terrorist brothers and that is unacceptable.

National Security Agency-Has been discovered data mining the phone and interent record of nearly every American.  The NSA has gathered the numbers and durations of phone calls from every major carrier and has tapped into the servers of the nations largest internet companies including Google, Facebook, Skype, and more.  As Senator Rand Paul has said this is a massive invasion of Americans 4th Amendment rights.  Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner(R-WI) who authored the Patriot Act contends that the NSA surveillance of Americans goes far and beyond what is permissible under the law.  This whole things reeks of George Orwell’s 1984 and Big Brother.

Department of Defense-Since the repeal of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy has engaged a concerted effort to punish and marginalize Christians and conservatives.  Fox News reporter Todd Starnes has stories of military chaplains being removed from their post for not wanting to take part in same-sex marriage ceremonies.  An Air Force base, at the request of an outside group, removed a painting because it had a biblical verse in it.  Another Chaplin had a youtube video tribute to non-commissioned officers removed because it referenced God.  One Master Sergent is being harassed and attempts are being made to punish him because he served Chick-fil-A sandwiches at a promotion celebration, had anti-Obama bumper stickers on his car, and was told to not read books by Sean Hannity, David Limbaugh, and Mark Levin while in uniform or in the presence of his fellow soldiers.  In November of 2009 military brass had themselves an epic failure when they allowed Major Nidal Hasan to kill 14 of his fellow soldiers preparing to deploy at Fort Hood in Texas.  Military officials were aware of Hasan’s sympathies towards Islamic terrorist and knew that he had email conversations with Al Qaeda recruiter Anwar al-Awlaki who is responsible for multiple terrorist attacks directed at the US including the Detroit underwear bomber and an attempt to send package bombs on cargo planes.  Because of political correctness no action was taken to investigate Hasan for terrorism, or to put him under surveillance, or to inhibit him from accessing means to harm his fellow soldiers.  In recent days at this military trial Hasan admitted that his plan defense is to claim that he killed those 14 people in order to protect the lives of Taliban members and leadership.  That is treason.

The final element of the Intolerable Acts committed by President Obama and his administration has to do with the terrorist attack on the US diplomatic compound and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya.  On September 11, 2012 100-150 members of the Al Qaeda linked group Ansar al-Sharia laid siege to the compounds with heavy weapons fire killing Ambassador Chris Stevens, State Department employee Sean Smith, and CIA security personnel Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods over the course of an 8 hour attack.  During the course of the fighting Gregory Hicks, the head of US presence in Libya with the Ambassador out of contact, made repeated request for military assistance.  Those request went unanswered all the while some 30 American were in harm’s way.  At no point during those 8 hours did the US seek the approval of the Libyan government to enter their airspace with fighters of helicopters to repel the terrorist.  With two unarmed UAV drones taking turns providing real-time video to officials in Washington no help ever came for our fellow Americans.  It took more than a day for a special forces unit meant to respond to this kind of situation to get out of the Balkin country they were in.  No aircraft from Italian air bases or US aircraft carriers were launched.  Keep in mind a commercial plane could travel from London to Benghazi and back in the time the attack was taking place.  It is the contention of Mr. Hicks that had any US aircraft arrived on the scene the terrorist would have retreated.  That could have possibly saved the lives of Doherty and Woods who were the last to die when a mortar hit their position.  Then Defense Secretary Leon Panetta contends that no military assets could have reached Benghazi in time to help, which he couldn’t have known since no help was sent and no one at the time knew how long the fighting was going to last, whether or not there were any hostages or the status of Ambassador Stevens who went missing during the siege.  In the days and weeks following the terrorist attack President Obama, Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice, and then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did the unthinkable and blamed the deaths of four of our own, not on the terrorist who had killed them, but on a little seen Youtube video.  Susan Rice would do the rounds on the Sunday talk shows blaming Benghazi on the Youtube video.  Hillary Clinton and President Obama would cut a commercial that ran in Pakistan doing them same.  Two weeks after the attack President Obama would speak to the United Nations and continued the Benghazi Youtube video line.  The problem is they were lying.  During the attack Mr. Hicks and others specifically called what was going on terrorism and even named the group responsible Ansar al-Sharia.  Talking points crafted by the CIA called what had happened a terrorist attack, named Ansar al-Sharia, and documented previous terrorist attacks in the months prior in Benghazi.  Those talking points were changed by State Department officials who took out the truth and inserted the lie about the Youtube video which the Obama administration ran with.  Then CIA director David Petraeus said that he would rather not use the State Department altered talking points.  And for good reason they were bull crap.  Even after emails and other proof emerged that the talking points used by Susan Rice were lies Obama administration officials continued to downplay the significance of using them instead of telling the American people the truth, which was what the original CIA talking points were.  It is clear that President Obama’s reelection and narrative that Al Qaeda had been defeated and was on the run was more important than the truth.  Aside from being briefed in the first few hours of the attack by Leon Panetta and a late night phone call to Hillary Clinton, which many contend was to begin to establish the cover-up, we have no idea what President Obama did or where he was during the attack on our people.  To this day we still do not have any hard copies of orders, if any, President Obama gave.  We do not know who in the administration came up with the notion that what happened was a result of a video.  We don’t know who decided to run with the Youtube video lie over the terrorist attack truth.  And we don’t know why no help was sent to our people under attack which is the most intolerable action taken by this President and his subordinates to date.

These are but a few of the intolerable actions taken by President Obama and those he has appointed to various post.  There are also Obama’s unconstitutional recess appointments, the failed $1 trillion stimulus, the fact that Obama has the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression, the auto bailouts and the screwing over of GM bond holders, the multiple examples of crony capitalism including Solyndra, and dozens upon dozens more examples of government overreach.

There is a remedy to these Intolerable Acts, we can abolish the IRS to ends its transgressions by moving to a Flat Tax or the Fair Tax.  We can stop the problems associated with Obamacare by repealing that terrible piece of socialized medicine.  We can fix the wrongs taking place at the Department of Justice by indicting Eric Holder.  We can solve the problems associated with illegal immigration by enforcing the rule of law.  And most importantly we can fix all of these Intolerable Acts with a new, liberty embracing, Constitution supporting, conservative President.