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Putin rages as Turkey shoots down Russian plane – Yahoo News

Ankara (AFP) – NATO member Turkey shot down a Russian war plane on the Syrian border on Tuesday, an act President Vladimir Putin denounced as a “stab in the back” by “accomplices of terrorists” as tensions spiralled between two rival players in the Syria war.

Turkey called an extraordinary meeting of NATO while Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said he had scrapped a planned trip to Turkey on Wednesday aimed at narrowing differences on the Syria conflict.

The Turkish army said the plane was shot down by two of its F-16s after it violated Turkish airspace 10 times within a five-minute period, an assertion backed up by its NATO ally the United States.

Moscow insisted that the jet had stayed inside Syrian territory, and Damascus denounced the incident as “flagrant aggression against Syrian sovereignty”.

Russia:  Bombing and killing barbarian  Muslim fanatic murderers.

US:  Supporting Muslim fundamentalist Turkey regime in killing Russians.

You know, if Obama actually were a Muslim plant….

Oh, never mind. 


At Least A Few Hundred Voters In Iowa….
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Game changer in Iowa? Cruz surges to virtual tie with Trump « Hot Air

This move seems to be turning into a trend rather than a blip. The last CBS poll from Friday already had Cruz moving into a very solid second place behind Trump (30 to 21) and the Q-Poll numbers only solidify and continue the same arc.

Recent events in Paris and Syria seem to be driving the election cycle for now and that may explain a lot of what we’re seeing. First, it’s worth noting that while Trump is down a bit from two weeks ago, it’s not by much. Almost all of Cruz’s surge seems to have come at the expense of Ben Carson. Looking at national opinion polls regarding America’s view of Barack Obama’s dismal handling of ISIS and national concerns over Syrian refugees, should we really be surprised at who is doing well in Iowa? Trump and Cruz have been two of the strongest advocates for American strength in this crisis who have managed to do so without shooting themselves in the foot constantly. (Sorry, Dr. Carson.)

I’ve been waiting quite a while to see a big move by Cruz. His performances at each and every debate have been extremely solid and he’s looked (at least to me) like one of the most consistently presidential figures on the stage. Still, that didn’t seem to resonate with the public as all the attention remained focused on the Trump vs Carson battle. It may have taken a true moment of clear and present danger to the nation for the candidates to get a chance to strut their stuff and lay out their vision for protecting the nation. Cruz seems to have finally caught the attention of at least the Iowa voters in that regard.

Careful, AP.  Don’t get any spooge on your monitor or keyboard.

We’re seen this before.  Allah got all hot and panting over Fiorina, who was finally going to take Trump down.  Then it was Carson who was going to get the job done.  Now it’s Cruz who is going to “coalesce the center right.”

I underestimated Carson’s staying power by a few weeks, so I’ll just say, “Get back to me in a couple of months, when the Iowa Caucus is right around the corner.”

And, of course, that’s about the only place Cruz is “surging.”

In New Hampshire, Cruz is barely ahead of Kasich (Kasich!!!) and nearly 19 points behind the leader, Trump:

In South Carolina, Cruz and Rubio are neck and neck in the battle for the coveten ten percent level of support, while Trump “cruises” serenely along above the 28% mark:

UPDATE: Rubio backer behind new anti-Ted Cruz ad – POLITICO

The political operative behind the nonprofit that just began attacking Ted Cruz in Iowa is a Marco Rubio backer who served as a co-host of a fundraiser for the Florida senator last week.

Sean Noble is the founder of American Encore, a 501(c)4 nonprofit, which is paying $200,000 to air an ad in Des Moines that accuses Cruz of voting to “weaken national security” and urges him to “stop leading from behind.” Noble said that while he personally is backing Rubio — he served as a co-host of scotch and cigars fundraiser in Arizona last week — his group is not.

Dunno how much effect this will have, but Rubio really can’t let Cruz get too far up on him in Iowa – expecially with that “unstoppable ground game” Rubio supposedly has there.

A Gentle Promise
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Updated: Former NHGOP chairman wants Trump kept off of primary ballot | Politics – WMUR Home

Cullen, who has been a frequent critic of Trump, told that he filed the complaint on his own behalf. He also said a super PAC promoting Ohio Gov. John Kasich for president was aware that he would be filing the complaint and is “on the same page” regarding the allegations that Trump is not a true Republican.

Cullen noted that Trump during the weekend resurrected the possibility that he would be open to run for president as an independent if he does not win the Republican presidential nomination and if he feels he has not been treated fairly by the party.

The pro-Kasich super PAC, A New Day for America, announced last week that it is planning to invest $2.5 million in an aggressive attack against Trump during the next two months via radio, television and digital ads in New Hampshire.

We will burn your party to the ground and bury you in the ashes.


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Half Off Sale On Men’s Winter Clothing
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Baby, it’s cold outside.  Or it will be (winter is always coming, except when its’ here).  And you want to be warm for it, don’t you?  So why not save some money while doing it?

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Leak War Escalates?
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Emails show DOD analysts told to ‘cut it out’ on ISIS warnings; IG probe expands | Fox News

Fox News is told by a source close to the CENTCOM analysts that the pressure on them included at least two emails saying they needed to “cut it out” and “toe the line.”

I wonder if this source also happens to be close to the Clinton campaign?

Not Republicans. Gun Grabbers.
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NRA: Republican Reps Killing Stand Your Ground Bill ‘Betrayal’ to Florida Gun Owners | Sunshine State News | Florida Political News

A House committee killed off a bill to shift the burden of proof in Stand Your Ground cases earlier this week and the National Rifle Association isn’t too pleased with the committee, calling the 6-6 tie vote a “betrayal” to law-abiding gun owners. 

The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, would shift the “burden of proof” for Stand Your Ground cases, and give defendants more protection from prosecution by requiring prosecutors to prove “beyond a reasonable doubt” whether a defendant is entitled to immunity at a pretrial hearing in order to disprove a claim of self-defense immunity. 

The bill’s swift death in the House committee drew fire from the NRA, which slammed several Republican state representatives for voting against the bill.

Well, you know.  They aren’t really Republicans.  They’re Crist/Bush/Christie/Bloomberg “Republicans” who hate the notion of American citizens being able to effectively defend themselves.


Trigger Warning: Sanity Ahead
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Liberals in Wonderland | Questions and Observations

Remember when we were told that all the members of ISIS needed were jobs?  If we’d provide that, well, they’d just settle down and quit trying to impose a 7th Century caliphate on the world.  And then there’s Mohammed Atta, who basically came here, hung around, tasted the “good life”, learned to fly and shopped at Walmart and ate at Pizza Hut the day before he flew a hijacked plane into one of the twin towers.  He “assimilated” quite well didn’t he, Margaret?

Hey!  Mentioning 9/11 is Islamophobic!

Letters, We Got Letters
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Open Letter To: Limbaugh, Levin, Ingraham, Hannity, Savage, et al… | The Last Refuge

After the fiasco that was Mitt Romney, for over two years each of you -at one point or another- have called for the broader conservative electorate, the generalized “right” or “center-right”, to unite in support behind one candidate who can defeat the leftist advancement and larger progressive agenda.

While railing at “drive-bys“, “corporate interests“, “manufactured politics” and various catch phrases, you have engaged a national audience and delivered opinion.

Did you actually mean it ?

.… Or was that all BULLSHIT ?

While “coming together” we have been ridiculed, marginalized, assaulted, called names, belittled, disregarded, attacked, besmirched and ignored.  We battled through, and retained our assembly.

So here we stand.  Millions of us – right here in a big, broad, united group; the largest single mass of people in the entire center-right country; standing directly in front of you, just like you asked; and we have selected our candidate.

As we stand here staring directly at you, we present a single question:


We are currently tuned-in, reading, watching, and listening to the various punditry saying the Republican Party is now collectively engaged in destroying the person we support and have outlined above.

We’ve done our part.  Now it’s time for YOU to put your effort where your mouth was – put every single one of those Republican Donors and Operatives on notice…

Or, was everything you said previously – just BULLSHIT?

Please advise.

Warmest regards,


I’d kinda like to hear them all, including Mark Levin, answer that.  But sadly, I know the truth:  Trump is as much “not their kind” as he not the Donor Class’s kind.  They all would much prefer Ted Cruz.  They won’t come together behind Trump until they no longer have Cruz as an option.

And by then, it will be all over. For them and their preferred candidate, not for Trump.

REMEMBER MISSISSIPPI ? – Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio Donors Pledge Support To Kasich “Tear Down Trump” Campaign…. | The Last Refuge

In addition Matt David, the spokesperson for the Kasich Super-PAC “New Day for America”, is now publicly reporting that both Team Bush and Team Rubio donors have pledged financial support to the effort to tear down front runner Donald Trump.

The upper echelons within the Wall Street financially-dependent corporate media have also held their meeting to coordinate how they will distribute and promote the anti-Trump narrative.

Most of the self-interests within the republican side of the professional political establishment have now united:  Wall Street (financiers), Ground Troops (via campaign teams), and Corporate Media (messaging/optics).

Tonight, as incredulous as it sounds, Professional Republicans begin a full month long assault upon the front runner of their own party. 

This is so entirely expected I can’t imagine that Trump has long made plans to counter their efforts.

I think Trump should respond by leading a Million Trump March on Washington.  Imagine the fun we could have with that.

This Is Mine (And Nemo’s) Shocked Face
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Clock Boy — Not a Bombmaker, Just a Blackmailer

In case there was any doubt that the Ahmed “Clock Boy” Mohamed-episode was an extended exercise in fraud and extortion, the family has now made it explicit. Via Fox 4 News:

Give us $15 million – or else.

That’s the demand from the family of the world’s most famous clockmaker, Ahmed Mohamed, to the City of Irving and Irving ISD. The city and district were each sent letters on Monday demanding money or else a lawsuit would be filed.

The family wants $10 million from the City of Irving and $5 million from Irving ISD for damages it claims Ahmed and the family suffered after the teen was arrested. The family also wants an apology from the two entities. . . .

See: Nemo’s First Law of Everything.

No, Americans Are Not Desperate to Put Boots On the Ground In Iraq Againsti ISIL
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You’ve seen all the jawing at neocon sites like NRO to the effect that Americans are lusting to put “boots on the ground against ISIL?”

Yeah, it’s bullshit.

I’d love to see somebody poll the question, “Do you favor shedding American blood to keep Muslims safe in their own lands?”

Like that will ever happen.

Radical Feminists Long For the Old Days and Old Ways
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The Boy Boycott | PJ Media

I was appalled (but not surprised) to read this article at from a mother of four sons who describes a PC bullying assembly that her sons were exposed to at school:

Last week three of my four boys were herded into school-sponsored assemblies and asked to stand, raise their hands and pledge to never, ever hurt a woman. While their female classmates remained seated, my boys faced intense pressure to say:

I promise

To never ever

Hit, hurt, or otherwise harm

A woman, girl, or child.

I understand

That I am bigger and stronger

Than many women, girls, and children.

Therefore it is my DUTY


Protect, Respect, Honor, and Love them

No matter what.

I found this absolutely fascinating.  Back when I was a boy, women were considered “the weaker sex,” and it was considered not just unchivalrous, but downright unmanly to hit women or girls.  Even when, in third grade, the girls were, as a rule, bigger and stronger than most of us boys.

Now, an understanding nearly all American males took for granted as governing their behavior is, apparently, in need of being mandated and enforced by the matriarchy police.

What happened in between that brought us to this point today?

Radical feminism.

That’s what.



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How online porn is fuelling sex addiction

The ‘endless supply’ of pornography on the internet is feeding sex addiction, a study has revealed.

Sex addiction – when an individual has difficulty controlling their sexual thoughts, feelings or behaviour – is relatively common, affecting as many as one in 25 young adults.

Researchers from the University of Cambridge claim this is being fuelled by easy access to sexual images on the Internet.

I guess the best thing about studies like this that they help keep social “scientists” from having to find real jobs.

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Hey, Gang, Mike Hendrix Is Writing a Book!
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Publick announcement » Cold Fury

So a-rippling I shall go. If any of y’all feel like kicking in for such a thing, wonderful; if not, well, it really is kinda off-topic for this blog, so feel free to ignore it if you’d rather. But I figure publishing the thing is gonna cost in the neighborhood of ten grand or so, and I’ll be spending a good chunk of the next year or so getting it put together.

There’s gonna be trips to NYC to do interviews and such that will cost money, and my time and labor is worth something, or so I deceive myself. I checked around on Kickstarter and GoFundMe, and the average goal for a book project seems to be 25k, so that’s what I listed mine as. Doesn’t seem entirely unreasonable for a year’s work, but I may be wrong about that, and will no doubt find out soon enough.

Want to read a book about a legendary NYC dive bar and the wonderful writer who just happened to have a hand in making that bar legendary?  You know what to do.  Now click the link and go do it.

The Truth About Black On White Homicide In America
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The truth about that Trump “black murder rate” chart on Twitter « Hot Air

Here’s a statement:  In interracial homicides, that is, murders in which a white and a black are involved, blacks kill whites about 70% of the time.

Debate.  Of don’t.  Because that statement is undeniably true, despite the fact that whites outnumber blacks in the US about six to one.




A Deal Is A Deal – Don’t Break It
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Trump Not Ruling Out an Independent Bid Again, Despite Pledge

Hey, remember when Donald Trump signed a pledge to run as a Republican and not run as an independent or third-party candidate? Remember when he said, “I see no circumstances under which I would turn up that pledge”?

Yeah, nevermind. 

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump would not rule out making a run for president as an Independent despite signing a pledge in September saying he would support the eventual GOP nominee instead of running a third-party bid.

“I’m going to have to see what happens. I will see what happens. I have to be treated fairly,” Trump said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” when asked about a new guerrilla effort by operatives within the Republican Party to derail Trump’s candidacy. “When I did this, I said I have to be treated fairly. If I’m treated fairly, I’m fine. All I want to do is [have] a level playing field.”

Did he forget that big press conference at Trump Tower? “The best way for the Republicans to win is if I win the nomination… for that reason I have signed the pledge. I will be totally pledging my allegiance to the Republican party and the conservative principles for which its stands.”

Did you forget this part, which Trump noted at the time he signed the pledge?

Donald Trump signs RNC loyalty pledge –

Asked what he got in return for signing the paper, Trump responded: “assurance that I will be treated fairly.”

I know you don’t understand deals, Geraghty, but Trump does.  They are two way streets.  He will do A, if they do B.  But if they renege on B, then A is off as well.

See if you can break through NRO’s institutional TDS long enough to actually contribute something other than Trumpophobia to the conversation.


At Amazon: The Digital Dime Store
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Remember, you can buy and give digital gifts like music and books on the same day, even on Christmas day itself!

Here are several links that feature the equivalent of the Amazon Digital Dime Store (for you geezers old enough to remember what a dime store was….).

The Kindle Daily Deal

This Week’s Featured .99 Songs

100 Albums for $5

100 Kindle Books for $3.99 Or Less

These change constantly, so keep clicking the links:  You’ll always find something new.

Yes, Muslims Were Celebrating In New Jersey As The Twin Towers Fell
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Trump on Muslim Cheers in New Jersey on 9/11: ‘It Did Happen. I Saw It.’ | National Review Online

After more or less calling Trump an outright liar about Muslims in New Jersey cheering the Fall of the Towers, Jim Geraghty gets yanked up short by Powerline:

UPDATE: Powerline points to a line in the September 18 edition of the Washington Post:

In Jersey City, within hours of two jetliners’ plowing into the World Trade Center, law enforcement authorities detained and questioned a number of people who were allegedly seen celebrating the attacks and holding tailgate-style parties on rooftops while they watched the devastation on the other side of the river.

So what is “a number”? Is it close to Trump’s asserted “thousands and thousands”?

These guys crack me up.  The point of Trump’s statement was that American Muslims were cheering the jihadi attacks even as thousands were dying across the river from them.  And Geraghty is reduced to ignoring that Trump’s main point was one hundred percent accurate, and now wants to quibble over numbers.

No wonder Trump is stomping the Donor Class Establishment’s ass.

Here’s what just happened:

Trump:  “Thousands of Muslims were celebrating the Fall of the Towers on 9/11.”

Geraghty: “Gosh, your numbers aren’t accurate.  It wasn’t thousands.”

Trump:  “You concede that some did, though?”

Geraghty:  “Murp.  Mumble.” (Teeth grind).  “Well, yeah.”

Trump:  “I win.”


Trumpophobes Quibble Over Numbers, Not Truth
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New Jersey Muslim Celebrations on 9/11 ‘Unfounded’ – Breitbart

Donald Trump kicked over another hornet’s nest this weekend by claiming he saw “thousands” of Muslims in Jersey City on TV celebrating the Sep. 11, 2001 attacks. Media gatekeepers like the Washington Post fact-checker, Glenn Kessler, managed to muddy the waters further with sloppy research, ably deconstructed by Powerline.

However, is is likely the celebrations never happened, at least on that scale.

At least on that scale.

Yes, I’m sure that the average American will note the disagreement between “some Muslims in Paterson, NJ celebrated,” and “thousands of Muslims in Paterson, NJ celebrated,” and immediately decide to stop supporting Trump.

I suspect that there is video of such celebrations lying around in the vaults somewhere, but it was quietly eased down the memory hole shortly after it was shot.

Maybe the LAT has it stashed away with the Obama Khalidi tapes.

The Countdown to Black Friday At Amazon: Cameras, Photo, and Video
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Holiday Deals on Cameras, Photo, and Video

You do plan to photograph, video, and otherwise record all the holiday festivities, right?  If nothing else, it may make handy blackmail items for the rest of the year.

Okay, Trumpophobes, You Want to Have a Conversation About Black On White Homicide (And Other Black On White Crime)? Let’s Have It, Then
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Trump: No, really, I saw thousands of people in New Jersey celebrating the attacks on 9/11 « Hot Air

In the past 48 hours, he retweeted a Twitter follower who claimed, among other things, that 81 percent of white victims of homicide are killed by blacks when the FBI’s stats show the opposite, that 82 percent of white homicide victims are killed by whites.

Well, Allah, of course you are mischaracterizing the thrust of Trump’s argument (if a retweet of an internet meme is an argument), which is fairly basic and irreproachable:  When interracial homicide occurs, by far the vast majority of it involves blacks killing whites (which is, of course, exactly what the FBI stats do show):

Charleston Shooting: Obama’s False Race Narrative | National Review Online

In fact, white violence against blacks is dwarfed by black on white violence. In 2012, blacks committed 560,600 acts of violence against whites (excluding homicide), and whites committed 99,403 acts of violence (excluding homicide) against blacks, according to data from the National Crime Victimization Survey provided to the author. Blacks, in other words, committed 85 percent of the non-homicide interracial crimes of violence between blacks and whites, even though they are less than 13 percent of the population. Both the absolute number of incidents and the rate of black-on-white violence are therefore magnitudes higher than white-on-black violence. There is no white race war going on.

(The Bureau of Justice Statistics stopped publishing its table on interracial crime after 2008, perhaps not coincidentally, the first year of the Obama presidency. The agency explains its decision on the ground that some of the estimates in particular crime categories, such as sexual assault, are based on sample sizes that are too small to be statistically reliable. But that is no reason not to tabulate data on the crimes for which reliable estimates are available.) 

Those numbers are for “violent crime.”  Here are the stats on interracial homicide:

New Data: It’s Still about Black-on-Black Crime | National Review Online

A “white” homicide victim is over twice as likely to be killed by a black than a black homicide victim is to be killed by a “white.” Sixteen percent of “white” victims in homicide incidents involving a single victim and single offender were killed by blacks, compared with only 7 percent of black victims who are killed by “whites.” Given the fact that blacks are less than 13 percent of the national population, their homicide rate against whites and Hispanics combined is vastly disproportionate to their share of the population. There were 431 black killers of “whites,” compared to 193 “white” killers of blacks. Undoubtedly a large percentage of interracial killings involve gang killings among black and Hispanic gangs; the number of non-Hispanic whites who kill blacks is undoubtedly far lower than 193. (The number of non-Hispanic whites killed by blacks is also presumably lower than 431.)

In other words, in terms of interracial homicides, blacks commit about 70% of the total number on whites.  Which is in the ballpark with the percentage Trump bandied about.  The assertion that blacks kill whites at much, much greater rates than whites kill blacks is rated as 100% accurate.

This becomes even more evident when one takes in the massive disparity in total numbers between the races.  Blacks make up 13% of Americans, while whites make up 80%.  And yet when the two races are involved in interracial homicide, the small minority of blacks kill whites at a rate of nearly five to one as opposed to the rate of white on black homicide.

And all of the Trumpophobia stoked to sputtering PC rage by Trump drawing attention to such unpalatable facts doesn’t change them in the slightest.


Delusional Buckeye Guy Babbles On…And On…And On…
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Kasich: Trump Plans ‘Nonsense,’ I Don’t Think His Support is Real – Breitbart

When asked why Trump is working Kasich said, “Well look, I don’t know how much he’s working and I don’t know who they’re surveying and I do believe in polls like you do, but at the same time, who are they surveying. Are these people for real? I don’t think so.

What’s actually unreal here is the notion that Kasich’s campaign is anything other than a pathetic publicity stunt, or ever has been.  This is almost matched in unreality by Donor Class media whores treating him as if he’s a legitimate candidate, while his support continues to languish in the low two percent range.

The only even slightly interesting question about Kasich has nothing to do with whether he can gain the GOP nomination (he cannot), or whom he might endorse (he has no support to throw to anybody), but how long it will take before he finally drops out and we can go back to ignoring him entirely.

Stephanopolous: Clinton Crime Family Button-Man With a Byline
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O’Malley gets Stephanopoulosed! ‘This Week’ host defends Hillary against rival’s attacks | The American Mirror

Just as he did when author Peter Schwiter leveled serious accusations of pay-to-play schemes by the Clinton Foundation and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, George Stephanopoulos moonlighted as Clinton operative again on today’s episode of “The Week.”

Clinton Crime Family button-men with bylines – they’re all over the unbiased alphabet media.

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Well, You Know: Obama Can’t Decide If This Is a Feature or a Bug
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Obama Praises Refugees in Malaysia: ‘Excited’ to See What You Do in America – Breitbart

President Obama is using his visit to a refugee center in Malaysia to highlight the plight of Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar and remind the world that he’s committed to bringing more refugees to America.

“I’m very excited to see what the individuals sitting around this table end up doing in the United States of America, because my suspicion is that they’re going to do great things,” he said.

I’m sure.

Malaysia militants plotted ‘Islamic State-inspired attacks’ – Telegraph

The 19 suspected militants, arrested from April to June, were formulating plans to bomb pubs, discos and a Malaysian brewery of Danish beer producer Carlsberg, said Ayob Khan Mydin, deputy chief of the Malaysian police counter-terrorism division.

It’s not as if he doesn’t make it perfectly easy for folks like these to come visit, and maybe even stay for a while.

There Is Some Shit I Just Won’t Eat
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Coming to grips with a President Trump – The Orange County Register

By the numbers, it’s still a bad bet that we’ll wake up on Inauguration Day to watch That Hair take flight in a chilly Washington breeze. Regardless, however, it’s important for all of us to bear in mind that the spectacle, if it happens, won’t ring in apocalypse. The vigor of our nation – and, for good and for ill, of our federal government – won’t easily be trumped.

Right, Poulos, you obvious hack.  So, “by the numbers,” which GOP candidate has a better chance of beating Trump into the White House?

Also:  The vigor of our federal government?

You likely think a corpse is a lively lay, eh?


Guaranteed Victory
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Democrats Unveil New Strategy: Take Unpopular Positions | Power Line

In recent days, Democrats have blasted Republicans on a number of issues, staking out positions that have one thing in common: they are unpopular with voters. The DNC put out an ad attacking Republicans for talking about “radical Islamic terrorism,” which the Democrats said was “inciting fear.” Just one problem: 60% of voters say we are at war with radical Islamic terrorism.

Then there are the Syrian refugees. President Obama says it is un-American to oppose importing thousands of Syrian refugees, above and beyond current limits, and Harry Reid says he will block any effort to “pause” the importation of Syrian refugees. But 63% of voters oppose Obama’s refugee plan. Apparently a large majority of Americans are un-American.

Then there are the ridiculous protests that have riled American college and university campuses. President Obama praised the activists who shut down the University of Missouri, and other Democrats have generally been supportive of such protests. But voters hate them; for instance, residents of Missouri disapprove of the demonstrations at their university by more than three to one.

More broadly, public disgust with the Black Lives Matter movement and the national anti-police campaign will hurt Democrats at the polls next year, perhaps fatally.

Don’t forget running on massively expanded gun control efforts, open borders and amnesty, and higher taxes to pay for Obamacare and new social(ist) welfare programs.

I can’t see how Hillary and the Democrats could possibly fail to roll up huge victories in 2016 running on a platform like this.

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Obama Calls on Regional States to Stop Building Islands in South China Sea

US President Barack Obama called on the countries of the region on Saturday to stop building artificial islands and halt militarization in the disputed South China Sea.

That’s it?  He just “called” on them?

You can tell he’s not serious.  He hasn’t even promised to surrender to the ChiComs if they promise not to hurt us too much.

I’m sure that’s on the schedule, though.

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Stupidity Should Hurt. If You Value Your Gene Pool, It Should Be Fatal.
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Marauding Teenagers Attack Woman And Baby In DC’s Poshest Neighborhoo

A Washington Post account of the incident claims “police had no descriptions of the teens,” though the first sentence of Gresham’s report, which the Post cites, describes the assailants as “black males.”

Hey now! #OnlyBlackLivesMatter!

Ask anybody who lives in Georgetown. They’ll tell you.

I hope these “marauding black males” burn the whole place to the ground. Let our betters experience the outcome of their suicidal prescriptions for once.  And I hope the cops stand on the sidelines, pointing and laughing.

Standing Up For Hypocrisy
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Five CA Mayors Urge Welcome of Refugees – Breitbart

The five California mayors–Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, West Hollywood Mayor Lindsey Horvath and West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Calbadon–joined 57 other mayors from 27 other states in signing the letter from the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

As if Ed Lee doesn’t know full well that Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, and power-broker Willie Brown won’t permit a single Syrian “refugee” to be “resettled” inside the San Francisco city limits.

It’s Not Just the Muslim Jihadis Who Are the Problem
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HuffPost Live: Fascists Like Trump, LePen Only Sane Voices

“We haven’t found a way yet to have a conversation that is anything but, ‘There are extremists in every religion, extremists are extremists, we mustn’t… not all Muslims are terrorists, of course they’re not… we have to be able to figure out a way to talk about it,” Zepps complained.

This sort of progressive refusal to deal with reality blurs several other aspects of the problem.

Sure, “not all Muslims are terrorists.”

But some are.  The question is, how many?

Of the Muslims who are not active terrorists, how many support the actions of the terrorists?

How many, while not openly supporting them, silently support or condone them?

Most important of all, how many oppose them, even privately?

There are important and, I suspect, significant numbers of Muslims who fall under the rarely-addressed segments of Islam who are not actively waging violent jihad against those they deem enemies of their religion (and I include those waging jihad against fellow Muslims).

Why significant?  Because these Muslims comprise the sea in which the jihadis flourish, swim, and act.

We need to find a way to take them into account in our calculus, too.  And figure out how to deal with them as well.

Obama: “Assad Can’t Stay.” Russia: “Yeah? Says Who, Pussyboy?”
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Russia Says U.S. Policies Helped Islamic State, Interfax Reports – Bloomberg Business

U.S. actions in the Middle East helped Islamic State to gain influence, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said, according to Interfax.

The strengthening of Islamic State “became possible partly due to irresponsible U.S. politics” that focused on fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad instead of joining efforts to root out terrorism, Medvedev was cited as saying in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday. President Barack Obama earlier on Sunday said that Russia is facing a strategic choice as Assad can’t stay. The Obama administration declined to comment Sunday on Medvedev’s statement.

The U.S. contributed to the strengthening of al-Qaeda, which led to the events of Sept. 11, Interfax reported, citing Medvedev. The terrorist threat can only be fought jointly, he said.

I remain resolutely unshocked at this, given that I’ve been saying more or less the same thing for years.

An Update to My Trump Prediction
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Back on September 17th, I posted the following prediction:

Just a Prediction | Daily Pundit

I think Trump takes something of a hit, and drops back into the mid to low twenties, although it’s an open question whether he loses the overall lead as the race tightens a bit.

We’ll see this action for a month or so, while Fiorina and Carson slug it out in the outsider contest, and Rubio tries to take up the establishment insider mantle.

But after a month or so, I expect Trump to surge again, and this time, he won’t be headed off.  I still rate him the favorite to take the first three primaries – Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina, and if he does so, he’ll be the nominee.  And if he’s the nominee, he sweeps the general.

I’ll admit that Carson rose higher, and lasted longer, than I expected, but what about the overall outcome?  Well, this (RCP has finally decided to take a look at polling trends, trends that have been obvious to the rest of us who’ve been paying attention, they’ve ignored for nearly three weeks):

RealClearPolitics – Election 2016 – 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination

Polling Data

Poll Date
RCP Average 11/15 – 11/19 27.5 19.8 12.5 11.3 5.5 3.5 3.3 3.0 2.8 2.5 0.8 0.8 0.5 0.0 Trump +7.7
FOX NewsFOX News 11/16 – 11/19 28 18 14 14 5 3 3 3 2 2 0 1 0 Trump +10
ABC/Wash PostABC/WP 11/16 – 11/19 32 22 11 8 6 4 3 2 3 3 1 0 1 0 Trump +10
PPP (D)PPP (D) 11/16 – 11/17 26 19 13 14 5 4 4 3 3 2 1 1 0 0 Trump +7
BloombergBloomberg 11/15 – 11/17 24 20 12 9 6 3 3 4 3 3 1 1 1 Trump +4

That’s fairly graphic.  And then there is this:

If you take a look at this HuffPo chart, it becomes unavoidably obvious that this race, since about a month after he declared, has been Trump at the top, and everybody else…not at the top, or even very close.  In fact, that RCP chart shows the same thing.  And now that Carson is subsiding back toward the mob scene at the ten percent level (or below), it will become even more difficult for rational observers to ignore this fact.

As for my prediction of a Trump victory in Iowa, which some found worthy of great mirth during the short period of time Ben Carson seemed to eclipse him there, well, this, covering the time from my prediction in September to now:


In a nutshell, then:  Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.  Unexpectedly, of course.

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