Thursday, February 26, 2015

Let's Play, Name That Violent Extremist!

"Please welcome our first contestant, Jeh from Washington DC!"

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"So tell me, Jeh. What do you do?"

Jeh: "Well, Bob, I'm the head of DHS."

"Really. And what does DHS stand for?"

Jeh: "Department of Homeland Security, Bob."

"Uh, and what is that? Do you sell burglar alarms?"

Jeh: "No, Bob. We do more than that."

"So tell us what a typical day is for you at work, Jeh."

Jeh: "Well, Bob, I make sure that undocumented workers are admitted into the US and cared for. I also make sure that we admit tens of thousands of people from the Middle East who are at risk of being radicalized. I also insure that Muslims in America have a voice. It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it."

"Well that sounds like interesting work, Jeh. Are you ready to play, 'Name that violent extremist?'"

Jeh: "As ready as I ever will be, Bob."

"OK. For $100.00, here is your first question:

Which of the below persons is a violent extremist? There may be more than one correct answer."

a Justin Bieber
b Mike Tyson
c Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi (ISIS leader)
d Ted Cruz
e Dr. Ben Carson

Jeh: "Wow. That's a tough one. Can I call a friend?"

"Sure. Who do you want to call?"

Jeh: "Jim. He works at the Southern Poverty Law Center."

"Southern Poverty Law Center. Jim speaking."

Jeh: "Jim, it's me, Jeh. Who is a violent extremist, Justin Bieber, Mike Tyson, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, Ted Cruz or Ben Carson?"

Jim "Slam dunk, Jeh. It's Ben Carson."

Jeh: "Thanks, Jim" (click) Ben Carson, Bob. Final answer."

"Gee, I'm sorry, Jeh, but the answer is al Baghdadi."

It's BACON!!!

Hat tip to Ted

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Out of respect to diversity and a concern for public safety, a Vermont restaurant has removed a photo of.....


This after a Muslim woman complained that the image was offensive to her.

And if any readers find the picture on this site offensive, feel free to write in and ask me to take it down.

(Yet) Another Ethics Violation by the Clintons

So let me make sure I got this right. While Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, the Clinton Foundation received millions of dollars from  foreign governments including $500,000 from Algeria, no less, for Haitian earthquake relief, which violated the foundation's own ethics agreement with the administration.

And amid all the financial scandals surrounding the Haitian relief funding, there was the Clinton Foundation right in the middle of it all.

But hey! What's another scandal for the Clintons? Hillary's going to be our president in two years.

Erwin Chemerinsky Defends Obama on Immigration, Blasts Judge

"Conservative judicial activism strikes again."

Once again, UC Irvine Law School Dean Erwin Chermerinsky bends the law to fit his liberal philosophy. In the below op-ed in today's Orange County Register, Chemerinsky blasts the Texas judge who has put a hold on Obama's amnesty plan. He even calls it another case of conservative judicial activism, something the liberals have been using for decades.

"As to the facts, he made a number of false statements. For example, Judge Hanen wrote that, “In many instances, the government intentionally allows known illegal aliens to enter and remain in the country.” There is no basis for this accusation that the United States intentionally allows individuals to enter the country illegally."

Really? How about those thousands of Central Americans last year who were flooding the borders-not clandestinely, but literally walking into the arms of Border Patrol agents who put them on buses and airplanes to various parts of the country?

"In terms of the Constitution, Obama drew a careful distinction based on what he can and can’t do without congressional action. The president cannot bestow citizenship on individuals except as authorized by law. President Obama’s order does not attempt to do this. Instead, President Obama used his power to set priorities with regard to immigration enforcement."

The last statement is true, but the President cannot bestow affirmative actions on illegal immigrants such as legal papers and tax-payer funded benefits. That is Congress' jurisdiction. Up until now Obama himself had been telling Hispanic advocacy groups that these were things he did not have the power to do. Now he proceeds to do just that because Congress has not done it. 

Erwin's Law.

"You're killing me, Erwin!'

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

John Kerry's Strange Criticism of Netanyahu

John Kerry is a very strange man. As he rushes headlong into his secret agreement with Iran over those nukes, he spoke out against Bibi Netanyahu's criticism of the deal. He also raised the issue of Netanyahu supporting the US invasion of Iraq.

"The prime minister was profoundly forward-leaning and outspoken about the importance of invading Iraq under George W. Bush. We all know what happened with that decision."

John Kerry was also "very forward leaning" as a senator because he voted for it as well.

At the same time, we have Susan "It was all over a video" Rice saying in an interview with Charlie Rose on Tuesday that Netanyahu's accepting an invitation to speak before Congress is "destructive to the fabric of the US-Israel relationship". More destructive than Kerry's comments, Ms. Rice?

And last I checked, Netanyahu was invited to speak before Congress not the White House. 

But Kerry won't be there, nor will Joe Biden. Nor will several Democrat members of Congress.

And finally, we now have the specter of the Black Congressional Caucus at the urging of the WH apparently preparing to walk out of the speech.

How destructive to the fabric of the US-Israel relationship will that be, Ms. Rice?

Denial of Anti-Semitism at UCLA and San Diego State-by ADL

Hat tip Jew Hatred on Campus

Just recently, a list came out of ten most anti-semitic colleges in the US according to a foundation created by David Horowitz.  Two of the schools mentioned were UCLA and SDSU (San Diego State University). Now comes the Anti-Defamation League and Hillel to defend SDSU while Bruins for Israel remains silent.

This is par for the course. The ADL under Abe Foxman is MIA when it comes to campus anti-semitism because that would force them to confront the MSA and SJP-ergo- Muslim anti-semitism. While a handful of us have been standing up to the MSU at UC Irvine and their vicious speakers for years, the ADL, the Jewish Federation, and Hillel have been standing in the shadows watching the rest of us speak out. They would prefer to deny the problem because they are afraid the bad publicity will cause prospective Jewish students to turn elsewhere to study-in short, it is a conflict of interest.

A few years ago ASL president Abe Foxman was speaking to a Jewish group in Newport Beach. I was not present, but a close friend who is active in the Orange County Independent Task Force on anti-Semitism asked him about the situation at UC Irvine. Foxman stated that there was no problem and that the Jewish students and administration had it under control-blatantly false.
Sadly, when one tries to expose anti-semitism on college campuses the national Jewish organizations like ADL try to suppress it. ZOA is a notable exception.

Conflict of Interest in DOS Under Hillary?

                                                                                  2012 Fousesquawk Jerk of the Year

According to this article, Bill Clinton did a lot of lucrative overseas speaking gigs which apparently required some sort of ethics approval from the State Department (while Mrs. Clinton was running the show). One speech in Shanghai is raising eyebrows.

Would you say Mrs Clinton had a conflict of interest?  Stay tuned.

Jonathan Gruber Fired From Massachusetts Health Exchange Board

Jonathan "The Genius" Gruber may think the rest of us simple Americans are stupid, but it seems the world is crashing in on him pretty fast. Now comes word that he has been fired from his position on the Massachusetts health exchange board. No reasons given as yet.

Maybe it has something to do with a similar problem he has in Vermont, which had also hired him to fix their health insurance issues. They are now investigating the possibility that Gruber inflated his charges specifically for the work hours of his staff-which reportedly consisted of one person.

"Gruber submitted two consecutive invoices in September and October claiming the exact same figures — 100 hours for Gruber at $500 per hour, and 500 hours for his research assistants at $100 per hour. Only one research assistant worked on the project, according to the auditor's report."

One research assistant worked 500 hours in September and 500 hours in October? Now I am not so good at figures, but the way I break it down, there are 720 hours in September and 744 hours in October, right? It appears that research assistant worked an average of 16-17 hours every day, right?
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That's one hell of a research assistant.

(If my figures are right, of course. I'm not as smart as Jonathan Gruber.)

The New York Arrests

Here is my question: How were these guys admitted to the US to begin with?

Zombies Being Taught (About) in US Colleges

You can't put a price tag on a college education. Apparently, zombies have infiltrated American college classrooms, literally, figuratively or both.

Out here on the left coast, we have an English writing course at UC Irvine being taught (Writing 39) that from what I hear is all about zombies. One of my teaching colleagues was told all about it by a student who is very upset at having to waste time in a writing class that is all about zombies. (The class is on-going as we speak.)

Jen Psaki's Latest Laffer

Hat tip VOA News and Frontpage Magazine

State Dept. Spokeswoman and soon to be head of White House communications is not finsihed with her silly statements at DOS.


-Frontpage Magazine

In response to the latest horrific kidnapping of Christians in Syria by ISIS, Psaki is demanding-demanding, mind you-that ISIS release their hostages and ends by reminding us that Muslims are the greatest victims here. (Don't tell that to the Christians who have been kidnapped and may already be dead.)

Lois Lerner's "Retention Bonuses"

As a retired US government employee, I would sure like to know when this policy started.