Monday, November 30, 2015

American Colleges Creating A Crybaby Generation: Offended By Everything

"It's interesting to observe the liberal bastion of academia self-immolate at the hands of its own spawn."...NYPost, Letter to the Editor (T.R., Vero Beach, Fl.)

It's also interesting to watch the generation that's lectured us on tolerance morphing into the most intolerant generation in recent history.

Not too long ago, colleges and universities were never "safe places." Instead, these institutions challenged our brains. If those debates hurt someone's feelings, so be sit. Not so today. Today we're observing a generation that can't handle facts that might injure their already fragile psyches. As the editor of a local publication wrote recently: "While it is encouraging to see college students actively involved in issues like civil rights, there is a self-righteous and reactionary element that is disturbing." (Delco Times).

Some examples:
  • Melissa Click, the University of Missouri academic, who shouted "I need some muscle over here" to prevent a journalist from taking photos at a public protest.
  • Smith College banned journalists from a protest when the journalist refused their demands. What were the demonstrator's demands? The media was welcomed as long as the media joined the protesters in solidarity. The demonstrations were intended to bring more awareness to the issues of alleged racism on campuses around the nation.
  • The University of Wisconsin referred to the phrase "politically correct" as a microaggression.
  • A professor at Washington State University declared referencing women/men as females and males was derogatory and oppressive language.
  • Too many colleges and universities declared the display of American flags because the flags are "weapons for nationalism."  In addition, they also declared flags construct "dangerous cultural mythologies and narratives."
I'd continue with more examples. There are literally hundreds but my head would explode if I do.  It's becoming increasingly clear to those who are rationally minded that more and more colleges are plunging into progressive hell dominated by fascist ideas and actions. Their fragile feelings can't handle opposing views and/or opinions. Even more disturbing, these same collegiate tyrants don't realize that mitigating free speech places the right of free speech for everyone in jeopardy.

Stephen Moore of Freedom Works said it best: "A generation that has been told since pre-kindergarten that the highest virtue in life is tolerance has suddenly become the most intolerant in history."

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Mr. Obama Keeps Winking At The Enemy As He Becomes More Irrelevant

The White House mascot should be an ostrich...Greg Gutfeld

As I listen to the news conference with Presidents Obama and Hollande, it appears Obama is more concerned about "process" rather than action. Hollande made it clear he will use military actions against ISIS no matter where they are. But Obama's remarks remind me of failed military leaders who solely rely on tactics rather than marrying both tactics and strategy. Tactics alone will only lead to outcomes like we've seen carried out by ISIS in recent years.

And the posture by the White House towards terrorism is not only specific to ISIS. Al-Qaeda remains a serious threat. In addition, Israel has been dealing with daily attacks by Palestinians and Hamas. Even more unbelievable, Obama actually said, "Syria has broken down. It began breaking down the Mr. Assad started killing...his own people." Of course he did as he watched  Obama erase  his red lines. That was the green light Assad had been awaiting for weeks.

Not long ago, The NY Post summarized it best: "...Seven years into Obama's presidency, the promised worldwide Kumbaya is instead global chaos...caused in large part by his {Obama} willful retreat from America's position on leadership...America's allies are calling...They want an America that leads - not retreats.."

Unfortunately, it appears Gutfeld's observation is all too accurate.

Monday, November 23, 2015

We Are Fighting A Sick & Depraved Enemy But One That Can Be Taken Out

"Islamic terrorists love weak enemies, so let's not be one."...Amir Taheri

Let's put one disturbing fact on the table even if progressives continue to be delusional about it: Fighting Islamist terrorists is an unavoidable war.

We know this from many reputable sources. In the last year alone,  more than 6 dozen people have been intercepted by intelligence authorities for connections to ISIS. We also know that over 70 terrorist plots have been stopped in the last 14 years. According to the NYPD, NYC alone has been targeted almost 2 dozen times since 9/11. And those are the plots they report. Only they knew the real numbers.

And while all of this news remains distressing and cause for much anxiety, the fact is this enemy can be destroyed. As Taheri pointed out in a recent column, on the battlefield, ISIS has fought two major battles and lost both (in Kobane, Syria and in Sinjar, Iraq). The MO for ISIS has almost exclusively been specific to attacking soft targets. The recent attacks in Paris reinforce that claim as well as many other attacks upon innocent civilians. In addition, even their sympathizers more often than not prefer soft targets. One unforgettable example was the attack at the Boston Marathon.

The fact is it's time to unleash hell upon these cowards who even cover their faces most of the time.  At least France and some other countries have chosen to take the lead in destroying ISIS, not only their enemy but an enemy of humanity.

It's also time Mr. Obama also decides to take on these savages. For too long, Obama chose to be a bystander rather than a gunslinger. After all, he's the one who chose to stand by while Syria descended into uncontrollable chaos. He drew his red lines then erased them only to be replaced with red lines drenched in human blood of thousands of innocents. And because of his spineless leadership in this part of foreign policy, there are now over 10 million Syrian refugees who have been displaced and overwhelming other countries---perhaps even our own very soon. Just as disturbing, common sense informs us that some of these refugees will pose a security risk to our nation. In fact, it already has in Europe. And it's almost laughable if it wasn't so serious that the same administration who couldn't vet a loony sign language guy wants us to believe it can vet thousands of refugees.

ISIS can be taken out. We're just waiting for our leadership to understand it's time to take the garbage out and destroy it forever.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Leading From Behind Only Leads To Tragic Consequences

The president scolds us about us not accepting Syrians, the very people the allowed to be gassed after implementing his red line...WH Press Secretary (satire)

The attacks  in France  should surprise no one. After all, radical Islamists have been murdering innocents now for decades. In the U.S. alone, at least 73 Islamist terror attacks or plots have been thwarted since 2001. (Heritage Foundation). But one fact has not changed. Pres. Obama continues to shun being the leader of the free world. In an age of Islamist terrorism, the U.S. has a president who still refuses to even acknowledge who the enemy is.

And therein lies the problem. It's often said "if America doesn't lead, no one leads." Fortunately, we're witnessing other world leaders taking up the mantle to take on and destroy ISIS and other radical Islamist. And who would have guessed that France would lead in this war against radical Islam?  Andrea Peyser of the NY Post wrote recently: "It's beyond surreal that the president of France is making the American president look like a cheese-eating amateur." To further prove her point, she pointed out that Obama's first reaction to the attacks in France included his lame proclamation: "I don't want to speculate at this point in terms of who was responsible for this." At least, he and his administration didn't blame some Internet video.

In the middle of this administration's conspicuous fecklessness, we witnessed democrats in their most recent debate actually blame the rise of radical Islamist terrorism on climate change. That was followed by Hillary Clinton's appearance on ABC's "This Week" when she avoided using the term "radical" Islam. Rubio was quick to respond to Clinton's nonsense when he pointed out correctly: "That would be like saying we weren't at war with the Nazis because we were afraid to offend some Germans who may have been members of the Nazi Party but weren't violent themselves."

And yet, the kind of lunacy exhibited by progressives continues to have its supporters. It's times like that when I wonder if it's over. One fact remains certain. As long as this American president continues to lead from behind, there will continue to be many innocent dead bodies left in the wake of his warped ideology. And what does it say about an American president who continues to put American citizens at risk?

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Republicans + Conservatives Win Big And You Can Hear Hillary Clinton Weeping

You can tell an election is approaching when you finally start seeing yard signs, lively debates, bumper sticks, Hillary talking to blacks...WH Press Secretary Tweet (satire)

The Republican  and conservative wins last Tuesday were so widespread even the media presstitutes couldn't avoid reporting on them. These included, but were not limited to, the following:

  • Republicans held every single seat in Virginia. 
  • Doobie legislation failed miserably in Ohio.
  • The San Francisco Sheriff who defended the city's "sanctuary city" policy was smoked.
However, the victory that shook even the Republican elite establishment occurred in Kentucky. It was in Bluegrass State that two conservatives won. Matt Bevin, the underdog according to most polls, hammered Jack Conway, a social and fiscal progressive. Bevin will only be the second Republican governor in Kentucky in the last 40 years to hold that office.  

But there's even larger story. Janean Hampton will be the state's first female African-American to hold the position of Lieutenant Governor. In fact, she was the first black to be elected to statewide office in Kentucky. She, like Bevin, also identify with the Tea Party movement. Hampton is a firm believer in limited government. She grew up poor but managed to  climb out of inner-city Detroit. She's also happens to be an Air Force veteran who served in Desert Storm. Her credentials are impeccable. 

Like several of the current GOP candidates running for president, both Bevin and Hampton are political outsiders. Kentucky may just prove to be the forerunner to the 2016 elections. In addition, Republicans now hold 32 governorships and well as holding a majority of state legislator seats. They won landslides in the last two mid-term elections.The last time Republicans held this much power was almost 100 years ago.

Unfortunately---at least on the federal level---the Republican Party has proven to be more of a mirage than a real opposition party. It remains to be seen what the outcome will be in 2016. But one fact is certain: You can hear Hillary Clinton weeping. 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Another Great American City Plunges Farther Into Progressive Hell

It's easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled...Mark Twain

Last year, I warned New Yorkers and the nation to watch what will go on in New York City after progressive (and some believe Marxist)  De Blasio was elected mayor. I cautioned that NYC would be another petri dish for progressive policies. New Yorkers watched as De Blasio allowed the race-baiting hoaxer and alleged million dollar tax evader-Al Sharpton-to be an adviser to the NYPD. In fact, De Blasio actually invited Sharpton on the dais with NYPD Commish William Bratton.  Sharpton was invited to speak about "policing." This came shortly after the death of Eric Garner. 

This is the same De Blasio who had a campaign aid who Tweeted out "F*ck the Police." She was last working for De Blasio on community issues. This is the same De Blasio who counseled his son to be fearful of the police. (Any wonder the anti-police protest took place in NYC last week---a week after another NYPD officer was shot in the head by a scumbag? That NYPD officer was the 4th murdered in the last 11 months). This is the same mayor who had an adviser who was living with a felon---a felon who regularly wrote anti-police rants on his FB page. There are countless examples of these type of "f*uck You's" to New Yorkers and to Americans as well. After all, NYC is the largest city in America. One cannot disconnect the two. The same can be said for its politics.

Unfortunately, that petri dish is now brimming with bacteria. Law enforcement sources told the NY Post yesterday murder rates have skyrocketed 350% over the same period in 2014. Rapes have also increased. (Overall crime has decreased by 3%). 

Homelessness has become a more serious problem in NYC since De Blasio was elected. In addition, De Blasio's head of homelessness operation resigned. She criticized him for not paying enough attention to the issue. According to sources, he only met with her two times from January to May of this year for a total of 55 minutes. The former nun was a veteran of five NYC administrations. She resigned in frustration.

Perhaps De Blasio's lack of attention to these issues should surprise no one since he's been traveling outside of the city more often than previous mayors.  This "globe trotting" mayor visited England, Italy, Puerto Rico (twice) , Paris, and Israel in just over a year. During the same period, he also traveled to Chicago, Atlantic City, Boston (twice), Iowa, California, Rhode Island and Connecticut.  Quite a few of his personal travel trips were on weekdays. The NY Post also reports many of these trips were for his left-wing pet projects. Much of the cost of these trips have been picked up by taxpayers. 

Perhaps New Yorkers are lucky. As one former donor to De Blasio---who plans on running against De Blasio in 2017--- said, "The real problem is how poorly he performs when he's in NY City." 

It's also one of the reasons why I generally don't take Mr. Obama to task for taking so many vacations. During his absence, the nation is often much better off.

Monday, November 2, 2015

It's Time We Say "No!" To The Progressive Political Class

Lois Lerner would've done more jail time if she made a crappy YouTube video...Razor's Tweet

Last week I wrote that the Republican Party is no longer the opposition party.  Since that was posted, we had another Republican debate. The good news is many of those candidates running for office finally said "No!" to the media---the voices for the progressive political class. So there just might be some hope for the Republican Party after all.

But let's pray it's not too late. They should have said "No!" more often. If they did, perhaps we wouldn't find our nation in the precarious state of affairs it's in right now. So when should they have said "No!"?  Some examples:

  • No to the Iran Deal---one of this administration's biggest blunders---even bigger than releasing 5 Taliban combatant terrorists.
  • To the budget deal that increases spending by at least $80 billion.
  • To an economic policy that has left almost 94 million Americans out of the workforce.
  • To an economic policy that has plunged 45 million Americans into poverty.
  • To the despicable treatment of some of our allies including Israel.
  • To an administration and Democrat Party that shoves aside our Constitution for purely political purposes.
  • To ObamaCare.
  • To sanctuary cities.
  • To amnesty for illegal immigrants.
  • To the continued mistreatment of many of our veterans who use the VA medical facilities.
  • To a foreign policy that has left much of the world no longer respecting us. More disturbing---they no longer fear us.
  • To any discussions about overturning the Second Amendment.
  • To the media and progressive political class that keeps perpetuating false narratives. Ferguson comes immediately to mind. In addition, perpetuating false narratives about most of our police officers.
  • To accusations of perpetuating a war on women, a war on minorities, etc.
  • To absurd political correctness when it comes to defining who our enemies are---the Islamist terrorists.
  • To political corruption.
These are but a few of many examples illustrating it's time to say "No!" to warped and toxic policies that have inflicted serious wounds upon our nation---wounds that will last generations.

Just say "NO!" Let's start now. It's not as painful as many would like us to believe. In fact, we'll find it inspiring and even uplifting.