In 2007, Congressman Pete Hoekstra told me that the Bush administration was going to call terrorist attacks “Man-Made disasters” going forward.
It was a report of incredulity. It was the first time I became aware that our federal government was not at all interested in fighting a ‘holy war,’ and was actually more concerned that any reference to Islam in a negative way would incite more violence and hostility from Muslims as such.
It was at that point, I knew we had lost a major battle in the fight against radical Islam.
Words matter, as other popular pundits note. The failure to recognize one’s enemy can only guarantee that enemy remains invisible until it is too late. This administration has made no attempt to reverse that policy, and has in-fact embraced it to the point that Islam Jihad has occurred on our soil several times since 2008.
No change would be expected under a 2nd Clinton administration either. Of this we can be certain. Hillary’s European style pandering would likely give us more Charlie Hebdo, or Paris theater style attacks. As it is, she is calling out for more refugee settlement of radicalized Muslims in the US and IN MICHIGAN, a position that the Obama administration has been obliging.
This speech by Donald Trump should remind folks that he is not afraid to call out an evil by its name.
Former Tribal leader appeals for pedophile rights in his last court statements.
Obama’s champion of Northern Michigan describes his conviction on child sexual assault in a way that suggests HE is the victim of racism and bigotry. The former Tribal Chair of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians wasted no opportunity in placing the blame for his predicament. From UpNorth Live:
Bailey was sentenced to 25 to 50 years after being found guilty in Grand Traverse County of two counts of first degree criminal sexual conductback in April.
….Bailey also went on to reference having two all white juries convict him of his crimes.
“To me it’s the glaring example of the the Jim Crow of the north,” Bailey said.
Quite obviously, the Jury plotted his fall from influence and subsequent persecution.
That or the civilized world isn’t yet ready for the complete normalization of those child-adult complex relationships. Maybe the next time the DSM is revised, pedophiles can have their day as well?
Having no one to tell them "NO" previously, our leadership brazenly assumes immunity from the law.
Watching Obama the other night was something many of my friends could not do.
As he quite literally leaned on the podium and gave an in-your-face ‘I don’t give a damn about your efforts’ speech to the congress, he further provoked with the threat of veto for anything that did not meet his agenda. The soft sneer of disrespect to the people’s house and its ‘opposition’ inhabitants was palpable. But it was not unexpected.
How else might a top executive act when he is given every thing that he wants? In what other way would he comport himself when weak threats are buttressed by inaction and outright political cowardice? The Republican controlled House of Representatives has hardly put its foot down each time the president has acted in an unconstitutional manner, and there is little indication it might in the future.
So the law does not matter to this president, and for many of the same reasons, it does not matter to Michigan’s governor. When people seek power, they are sometimes willing to overlook the blatant disregard for checks and balances, and pretend the emperor is indeed fully clothed.
LANSING– Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette issued this statement following the State of the Union address by President Obama:
“The last thing America needs is a tax increase. What hard working American families and job providers deserve is comprehensive tax reform that cuts taxes and provides the incentive for growth that will create jobs and keep the United States as the economic leader worldwide.”
Michigan's favorite Meat Puppet Hits the communist travel circuit.
Michigan’s Senator Debbie Stabenow going to hang out with Fidel.
From the not-so-very-surprised department, a lifting of the ban on travel to Cuba has its first eager traveler from the peoples Republic of Michigan. From Politico (H/T Weasel Zippers) We find the (now) senior US Senator from Michigan is joining a celebratory junket to the land of the 1956 Chevrolet:
This weekend, the first congressional delegation will visit Cuba since Obama’s December diplomatic shift. The visit to Cuba will be led by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), who also flew to Cuba last month to bring back freed prisoner Alan Gross.
Leahy will take five other Democrats with him: Sens. Dick Durbin of Illinois, Debbie Stabenow of Michigan and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island; and Reps. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland and Peter Welch of Vermont.
“We have all been to Cuba before, and we strongly support the president’s new direction for our policy toward Cuba. We are going this time to discuss our expectations, and the Cubans’ expectations, for the normalization of relations,” Leahy said on Friday morning.
Hide your lunch money. The DC Schoolyard bully Strikes again.
435 US House of Representative members including 234 Republicans were simultaneously given a fanny flossing by the POTUS last night.
The president, in one of the boldest moves yet, did an in-your-face to our sitting elected representatives, the likes of which have never been seen in our nation before. Picture a petulant child walking up to mom with a Mr. Microphone, calmly telling her to go shtump herself then drop the mic on the floor in a classic you-have-been-served moment. Though our Congress is not exactly saying “oh what a precious child,” they are enabling the president’s current action, and making future actions likely worse by not putting him over the knee and giving him the red bottom spanking he so desperately needs.
But it should somehow not surprise us that nothing will be done. Especially when our own state elected politicians hardly understand the scope of what this president has done to the constitution. The president has been recycling the parchment as toilet paper multiple times, yet even our AG’s response is weak as he responds:
“America must have a hopeful immigration policy, a policy of inclusion not exclusion. America’s door of opportunity must be open to new citizens. The door to America’s unique experiment of freedom and enterprise must be open and welcoming to new Americans.
However, President Obama seems to be more interested in gamesmanship and litigation than working on bipartisan solutions to immigration reform. By ignoring Congress and stretching Executive Orders beyond Constitutional limits, President Obama is clearly playing politics instead of providing lawful solutions to immigration challenges. The result is gridlock and lawsuits, just what the American people voted against in 2014″
This ain’t “politics” bubba.
This is an outright gauntlet thrown down. This is the gloves pulled off, slapped face, pee-in-your-cheerios, challenge to a duel.
It’s time to grow a pair. Its time to recognize the damage this president has done, and can do as he ignores the constitution, lies to the American People, and turns our nation into a laughing stock and third world parasite. On immigration, judicial appointees, environment, energy policy, education and health care, he is laughing at you.
You have an option. Tie him up in impeachment proceedings until the new US Senate takes over, then REMOVE him permanently.
And if you are worried about Biden? Don’t be. He is more of a coward than you all are.
Golly, its as if we’ve never offered an opinion before. I can picture the call:
“Oh my gosh, they hurt my feelings.. please help..”
Of course, what good newspaper editorial department dogs its own former leader when he wants to turn hero and run for office in the ‘other party.’
That’s pretty much all I have to say. Now Jennifer Hensley on the other hand? She has a bit more
“In my ideal world, every primary race would have at least two candidates. There would be a spirited campaign with in-depth media scrutiny, several debates or forums, and the voters could then compare their options and vote for the candidate who best represents their positions. Human nature being what it is, this almost never happens. Let’s use the Michigan 42nd House race as an exemplar.”
Obama supporter thinks he can prevail in Michigan's 42nd district Republican Primary.
And man parts the size of watermelons.
That is the only way I can describe one of the ‘Republican’ candidates in Michigan’s 42nd district State Representative race. The former general manager of the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus entered into the four way Republican primary April 11, and apparently offers himself up as the RINO candidate. (sorry Kevin, this one sticks)
The Obama [Snyder] administration continues to deny the risk that its [the] Affordable Care Act will wreck the economy, even as it [the governor] does everything it [he] can to keep it [Medicaid expansion] from wrecking the Democratic [Republican] Party in the fall elections.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is among several Republican governors who expanded their state’s Medicaid laws under the law.
“The whole dialogue on the Affordable Care Act is about people fighting, causing gridlock and a mess, instead of working on something important like wellness,” Snyder said, adding that he still has “a lot of issues” with the overhaul. “But it is the law, so I’m trying to work in that context.”
Jeez, it looks like Snyder just told Finley to shut the hell up. And there it is again. There is no noticeable difference between the Party’s in Michigan, other than the pathway and speed to serfdom.