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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Senior Democrat Halts Gitmo transfers to Yemen

What's Obama to do now?

Al-Qaeda ‘groomed Abdulmutallab in London’

Grooming takes place all the time here in the UK while the government does nothing.

"He is the fourth president of a London student Islamic society to face terrorist charges in three years. One is facing a retrial on charges that he was involved in the 2006 liquid bomb plot to blow up airliners. Two others have been convicted of terrorist offences since 2007. "


So, why doesn't the government shut down the London Student Islamic Society?

President Obama declared Tuesday that there had been a “systemic failure”

Which contradicts his own Homeland Security head.

I love this bit.

"President Obama, speaking on Tuesday at a Marine Corps base near Honolulu, said he would “insist on accountability at every level” for failures in security. "


Then Obama has to accept the blame for his failure to protect Americans and resign.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Peace Prize Winner Launches Covert Yemen War

Where's the outrage from the left?

Obama ignored warning on Abdulmutallab

but he blames Bush of course.

Climategate: The questions Dr Pachauri still has to answer

Al Gore isn't the only one making a fortune from Climategate.

Ashcroft v. Napolitano

No contest.

"Ashcroft was mocked as a provincial hick who didn't know much. Napolitano — who runs our immigration service and was governor of a border state — thinks it's not a crime to illegally cross the border and insists that the 9/11 hijackers came from Canada.

John Ashcroft was a dangerous ideologue because he believed the war on terror is real. But Janet Napolitano isn't a dangerous ideologue for believing the war on terror isn't real?

What sounds more ideologically blinkered after 9/11?

Ashcroft's view: Organized Islamic terrorists want to kill Americans in a holy war.

Napolitano's view: Islamic terrorist attacks are merely "man caused disasters" by disturbed individuals — who should be assumed to be acting alone as criminals, not terrorists, despite credible evidence — while peaceful "right-wing extremists" should be given extra scrutiny on the assumption they could well be terrorists."

Obama missing his moment in history

Obama is not even voting present anymore.

Too Much Decline For CNN To Hide

You can't fool all the people all the time.

Monday, December 28, 2009

UK: Academic liberalism is a danger to life

This applies around the world.

"What we do know is that our security forces have consulted vice-chancellors in order to impress upon them the urgency of the threat. Unfortunately, that is easier said than done. Liberal British academics, along with their friends in the media and public sector, have a habit of diverting any discussion of terrorism away from Islamism towards the evils of Anglo-American foreign policy. By doing so they are less likely to offend students from developing countries whose delicate sensibilities seem to matter more than security. Perhaps some of those academics are stuck in airport queues today. If so, we must hope that it finally dawns on them that, irrespective of the complex causes of terrorism, their politically correct indulgence of Islamic radicals is making life more dangerous for all of us. "

Terror: “Mumbai is coming to London.”

And Britain is not prepared for it.

"Scotland Yard has warned businesses in London to expect a Mumbai-style attack on the capital.

In a briefing in the City of London 12 days ago, a senior detective from SO15, the Metropolitan police counter-terrorism command, said: “Mumbai is coming to London.”

The detective said companies should anticipate a shooting and hostage-taking raid “involving a small number of gunmen with handguns and improvised explosive devices”.

The warning — the bluntest issued by police — has underlined an assessment that a terrorist cell may be preparing an attack on London early next year."


Maybe even New Years eve?

Iranian protesters are dying for freedom – where is Barack Obama?

Surfing.

Learning From Abdul Mutallab

Sadly Obama and the left will learn none of this.

Napolitano Says No Evidence of Wider Terrorist Plot

Really?!?

"Janet Napolitano, the Homeland Security secretary, said on Sunday that there was so far no evidence of a wider terrorist plot in what federal authorities said was an attempt by a 23-year-old Nigerian man to blow up a Detroit-bound Northwest Airlines flight on Christmas Day."


Looks like al Qaeda didn't get the message Janet.

COPS fear that 25 British-born Muslims are plotting to bomb Western airliners.

"A Scotland Yard source said: "The great fear is Abdulmutallab is the first of many ready to attack planes and kill tens of thousands.

"We know there are four or five radicalised British Muslim cells in the Yemen. "


Time for her to resign and if Obama's first duty, as he has said, is to protect American lives, then it's time for him to resign as well.

As Obama fails the world turns its back on him

They were all warned. Never in American history has a president failed so fast and so spectacularly.

Anti Americanism - They still don't love us.

"In summary: Devil, Hope and now Devil again. America still personifies what is wrong with the world."


Now I'm Really Getting Pissed Off

"Like any good progressive, I've gone from admiration to hope to disappointment to anger when it comes to this president. Now I'm fast getting to rage."


Buyers remorse.

"The first year of Barack Obama’s presidency. It’s not good when you find yourself repeating the phrase, “Yeah I voted for him, what’s it to you?”


Terrorist attacks America while Obama goes surfing.

"At some point, a strategy insisting that unsuccessful attacks are not worth presidential comment starts looking like whistling past the graveyard, or pretending that the incidents aren't a big deal when they are."


More buyers remorse.

"Yeah, I voted for Obama. Am I sorry? I should be exactly the same amount of sorry I would be if Abdulmutallab's device had not malfunctioned. So, I must say: Yes, I'm sorry."


World leaders say no to Obama.

"Russia kept placing obstacles on the road to tougher sanctions against Iran; Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu refused to freeze all settlement activities as the administration demanded; the North Koreans said no to repeated attempts at talks; at the Copenhagen climate-change summit, the "agreement the United States reached with Brazil, China, India and South Africa lacked commitments to achieve its stated goals"; the Iranians didn't show any sign of appreciation for Obama's attempt to have more civilized conversation aimed at curbing their nuclear ambitions; the Cubans, with whom Obama had also vowed to have more constructive dialogue, now call the president "imperial and arrogant." Not even Mahmoud Abbas, the very weak Palestinian president, was convinced to resume talks with Israel. This list is gets longer every day."


World leaders no longer want to even talk to Obama.

"Mr. Obama did make history at Copenhagen, but not in the way he expected. It says a great deal about American power and prestige when international leaders go to so much trouble to avoid meeting with the president of the United States."


Even SNL mocks Obama.

A year of Obama failures.

Russia to work on new nuclear missiles: Medvedev

Washington Post calls Obama a liar.

"But it's impossible to defend Obama's statement that "I didn't campaign on the public option." For one thing, it was in his campaign plan, which is to say, he campaigned on it."


The list is endless and the world will suffer for Obama's failures.

Obama's failed anti terrorism policies

Glenn has a roundup.

Obama should resign.

Rage against Obama

We're going to see a lot of this in the coming years.

25 British-born Muslims are plotting to bomb Western airliners.

What makes them do it?

"The 25 suspects, of Pakistani and Somali descent, were radicalised in UK mosques."


Oh.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Cindy Sheehan to Install Anti-Obama Camp at Washington Monument

When she did this to Bush she was the darling of all the left wing media. Now that Obama is president, they have no use for her.

SNL: Obama & Jintao Press Conference in Beijing (VIDEO)

SNL mocking Obama? Priceless.

US plane terrorist 'a London student'

There is a reason so many terror plots originate from Britain.

Murtha questions al-Qaida’s clout

U.S. Rep. John Murtha told reporters Tuesday that he isn’t convinced al-Qaida is still a threat to national security.

Friday: al-Qaida terrorist tries to blow up NW Airlines plane.

Oops.

What would have made this even more embarrassing for Murtha would have been for Murtha to have been on the plane. Oh well, can't have everything I suppose.

A year of Obama failures

Krauthammer reports on Obama's failed Iranian policies.

Obama said he wanted to offer an open hand to Iran and Iran sucker punched him. Obama sent Russia a reset button and Russia announced they were expanding their nuclear arsenal. Obama wanted to try a new approach with North Korea and North Korea shot more missiles towards Japan. Obama claimed global warming was the greatest threat to mankind and the world needed to come together to fix it before it was too late. The world turned their backs on him. All of this is the result of Obama's failed "smart" diplomacy.

The world will pay a heavy price for Obama's failures.

Russia fails to use Obama's reset button

This is what we get with Obama's "smart" diplomacy.

"Russia will work on a new generation of nuclear missiles to ensure its nuclear deterrent remains effective, President Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday."

Friday, December 25, 2009

What really happened in Copenhagen

Obama got pawned.

By every measure Obama is failing

spectacularly.

While I'm glad to see Obama's far left lunatic policies fail, I'm saddened by all the misery he's causing the entire world. Obama will be remembered, not as the first black US president, but as its worst president ever - far worse than Carter.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

US voters give Barack Obama an F

US voters gives Obama a thumping 56 percent disapproval rating – an F grade by any measure.

World 'failed Gaza over Israeli blockade'

Of course the BBC put all the blame on Israel.

"Aid agencies have strongly criticised the international community for failing to help bring an end to Israel's blockade of Gaza."


There's no mention in the report of Egypt's blockade of Gaza which went into effect the same time as Israel's and for the same reason - to stop Palestinian terrorists.

UK fails to halt female genital mutilation

It's all about multiculturalism.

Even if they did do "something" about it, the EU would overrule them on the grounds that it is their religious right.

Mao ornament adornes White House Christmas tree

Obama sure loves Mao. One of his closest advisers had to resign after calling Mao one of her favorite philosophers.

Democrats block renewable energy projects

Save the planet?

Jane Hamsher "defects" to Fox News

Wow! It's amazing to watch someone from the far left take off their tin foil hat and see the real world. If only more of them would do it more often.

Lobbyists on pace for record year

Is there any campaign pledge that Obama has kept?

"Washington’s influence industry is on track to shatter last year’s record $3.3 billion spent to lobby Congress and the rest of the federal government — and that’s with a down economy and about 1,500 fewer registered lobbyists in town, according to data collected by the Center for Responsive Politics.

Many lobbying firms have escaped the worst of the corporate belt-tightening, thanks, in large part, to the ambitious agenda set out by President Barack Obama — who, ironically, came to Washington with a pledge to break what he considered the undue influence of special-interest lobbyists. "


How's that for change?

Obama Now More Loathed Than Bush

The worst case of buyers remorse ever.

Bribed to quit Britain

Foreign criminals offered up to £5000 if they agree to go home

Now you know why over 20,000 of them are caught every year trying to enter illegally from France.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Obama's "Historic failure that will live in infamy"

Even Britain's far left Independent now recognizes Obama is an empty suit.

"The most progressive US president in a generation comes to the most important international meeting since the Second World War and delivers a speech so devoid of substance that he might as well have made it on speaker-phone from a beach in Hawaii."

You were warned.

Let's hope Obama continues to fail.

Obamacare bribes

Glenn has a roundup.

Lite blogging

Blogging is lite due to the holidays folks.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Can Obama ruin America any faster?

Krauthammer's Take from last night.

"The reason that there is this huge increase in the debt ceiling today is that it gets us past Election Day next year, so you won't have to have another raise of the limit until after Election Day. ... Better to take the political hit now [rather] than later.

But as an index of how serious the debt issue is, economist Irwin Stelzer points out that Moody's has been issuing ratings since 1917. The United States has had a Triple A since 1917 — [through] world wars, depressions – unchanged, uninterrupted. In eleven months, Obama has driven Moody's to the point where it has issued a warning that it might have to reduce it to Double A, which is what you get for banana republics or places like Greece."

Under Murdoch, Tilting Rightward at The Journal

The New York Times moans.

Is it really the case that the Journal is tilting right, or is the case that the Times is so far left wing that anything anyone else writes, seems right wing?

More climategate data goes missing

What else are they hiding?

Inconvenient truth for Al Gore

his North Pole sums don't add up

Monday, December 14, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

Obama resorts to Soviet control

America needs to wake up.

"Environmental Protection Agency will take a "command-and-control" role:

A threat and an amazing admission. It admits (a) how bad [is] the [proposed] law in the Senate today — that is being held up on – cap-and-trade. [It] in and of itself is going to kill jobs.

But secondly, if you [Congress] don't do that, we [the administration] will do something worse — impose the EPA regulations, which is cap without trade. There isn't a market mechanism. You can't sell or purchase a permit to emit CO2.

So it's command and control, which is a polite way of saying Soviet control, meaning it's all regulation … And it is an amazing admission, and it is a kind of blackmail. Either you do this in the Senate and pass a bill or we will do it unilaterally."

44% of Americans want Bush back

My, how The One has fallen.

Norway replaces Obama with cardboard cutout

Seems about right.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Obama attacks his own officials

Just how dumb is Obama?

"But there was also somebody else in the collateral damage of his attack on Bush. Who, after all, was at the center of the TARP in the Bush years? It was Geithner, his own treasury secretary.

So if he's going to attack the program administered under the previous administration, he is attacking his own treasury secretary — in the same way that when Obama attacked the Bush administration over the supposed lack of troops [for Afghanistan] that were requested at the end of the second Bush administration, well, who was in charge of the Defense Department at the time? Who, if Obama is correct, had hurt his country in denying the request at the request of the [military] commanders? The secretary of defense — Bob Gates, who is the secretary of defense today under Obama and who was under the Bush administration."

In the Obama administration, no bad deed goes unrewarded.

Another scandal the media ignore.

Climategate roundup

See here.

Climategate: Some of the “Homogenized” Temperature Data is False

Is any of it true?

Is Newsweek A Brand “That Will Disappear In 2010?

Let's hope so.

Obama Snubs the King of Norway

Smart diplomacy eh?

'Freedom of speech' victory

Great news.

Climategate: Gore falsifies the record

What did you expect from the Goreoracle.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Can Google be trusted?

That would be no.

Science: Another Ice Age?

Time thinks so.


"However widely the weather varies from place to place and time to time, when meteorologists take an average of temperatures around the globe they find that the atmosphere has been growing gradually cooler for the past three decades. The trend shows no indication of reversing. Climatological Cassandras are becoming increasingly apprehensive, for the weather aberrations they are studying may be the harbinger of another ice age."


Of course that was before Al Gore came on the scene.

Newsweek sang the same song back then.

"To scientists, these seemingly disparate incidents represent the advance signs of fundamental changes in the world’s weather. The central fact is that after three quarters of a century of extraordinarily mild conditions, the earth’s climate seems to be cooling down."


Notice how Newsweek added the caveat at the top of this old article now that its been pointed out?

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Gore Wrong on the Snows of Kilimanjaro

No surprise there.

House Democrat Facing Ethics Inquiry

Geez, how many does that make now?

Krauthammer's Take

from Thursday.

UN body wants probe of climate e-mail row

Notice how the BBC frame the debate? The "row" isn't a row, it's the biggest scientific scandal of the century. And, it's not just about the emails, it's about the scandal they reveal.

"The head of the UN's climate science body says claims that UK scientists manipulated data on global warming should be investigated."


Note the use of "claims" as if there is some doubt about this scandal. No one is making "claims", they're merely pointing to the damning emails where these so called scientists bragged about manipulating the data. Or the one's where they admit to deleting data, damning emails and colluding to keep dissenting scientific views from publication.

But the BBC, along with the few media outlets even reporting on the story, tries to make this about the leakers and try cast doubt on their "claims".

"The allegations emerged after e-mails written and received by UK climate researchers appeared on the Internet.

The police are investigating whether the scientists' computers were hacked. "


"Claims", "allegations", all words the BBC use to cast doubt on the whole scandal. The police may well be investigating possible hacking, but shouldn't these "scientist" who illegally dodged Freedom of Information requests be prosecuted?

The BBC goes on to try and cast doubt on the scandal without printing any of the emails at the center of the "row". Astounding! After a lengthy report on the greatest scientific scandal of the world, the poor BBC reader is left wondering, "what the hell are they talking about?".

Which is, after all, the point. If the BBC is challenged on why it is not covering the story, it can point to this and say they covered it. Ah, but without informing the public what it's all about.

Here's a report from Canada that does a far better job.



Even comedian, Jon Stewart does a better job than the BBC.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Climategate: No data = no science

Now there's "an inconvenient truth".

Obama adopts Bush's Afghanistan policies

This is what Obama has been dithering over?

The quintessential Andrew Sullivan

Charles smacks Sullivan.

Why Sullivan is still read and why he still writes for the London Times (if he still does) is a mystery to me.

Note Sullivan's correction and apology at the end of Charles article.

Now, Sullivan, how about an apology to Sarah Palin?

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Global Warming hypocrites

include those at the very top of the global warming list.

Iran 'planning 10 new uranium enrichment sites'

So much for Obama's "smart diplomacy".

More on Climategate

from the Atlantic.

"In my previouspost on Climategate I blithely said that nothing in the climate science email dump surprised me much. Having waded more deeply over the weekend I take that back.

The closed-mindedness of these supposed men of science, their willingness to go to any lengths to defend a preconceived message, is surprising even to me. The stink of intellectual corruption is overpowering. And, as Christopher Booker argues, this scandal is not at the margins of the politicised IPCC[Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] process. It is not tangential to the
policy prescriptions emanating from what David Henderson called the environmental policy milieu [subscription required]. It goes to the core of that process."

BBC shamed again

ANOTHER fakery storm: Producers posed as members of public for daytime TV shows

Makes you wonder what else the BBC are faking.

It's not a case of the BBC just will not learn, it's the case that the BBC simply don't care and thumb their noses at the public who pay them for the privilege.
 
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