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… Are the ObamaCraps Nuts [#Israeli Election Intervention]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,January 31st,2015

.. in these ages [of the Internet , and of Social Media] , did those dummies really think that they could get away with intervening in Israel ‘ s election ?? …

.. or , with the ObamaCraps , it is something higher . Their brand of arrogance is something really to behold . I think that they really do not give a damn if they get caught …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt.org]..
.. [link] to the blog post // Caroline Glick ‘ s tweet …

.. well , they got caught . You can bet that Bibi will have a very long memory , and will use it to counterattack against the Israeli left and the monkeyshines by the ObamaCraps . You can also guarantee that Bibi will get even …

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… In Memory of Christopher ” Kit ” Carson [#Rush Limbaugh show]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,January 30th,2015

.. the MahaRushie lost his right – hand man today ..

.. Christopher ” Kit ” Carson , one of Rush ‘ s original employees , and his right – hand man , died today [01/26/2015] at the age of 58 . Rush opens his show today with a tribute and valedictory to Kit [I would say a tribute well earned]…

.. [h/t — YouTube.com]..
.. [link] to the broadcast commentary …

.. May God Bless You , Kit , and may you be at peace ! …

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… the Yemeni Rebels are a Legitimate ” Political Constituency ” [#houthis]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,January 28th,2015

.. have the ObamaCraps really lost it ? …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt.org]..
.. [link] to the blog news ..

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… Syriza wins Big in Greece [#euro] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,January 28th,2015

.. and the Euro is in significant trouble …

.. the Euro [a currency] was always an experiment . Locking in the exchange rates of currencies of major countries [such as Germany , Britain , France , and Poland] and then creating a new currency to replace the old ones was going to be tough sledding . Well , the Greeks are going to provide another rough test ..

.. [h/t — Bloomberg.com]..
.. [link] to the news report ..

.. Greece ‘ s new PM [Alex Tsipras , of Syriza] wants to end the austerity program , and begin to relate the economy . He does have political backing [of the Greek people] , but he will not have the financial backing of the major financial markets , nor that of the major countries . Eventually , there will be a shakeout in Europe , and somebody will have to give ..

.. if Greece does , Syriza will quickly collapse , and be thrown out on its ear . If the major countries do , then the Euro could well be in serious trouble …

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… House Speaker Boehner to POTUS [#the bird]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,January 27th,2015

.. that what he basically has done .

.. Boehner has invited Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before a Joint Meeting of Congress on February 11th , 2015 . is that something ? You bet …

.. [h/t — theGatewayPundit.com]….
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. yes , it is intervention in the Israeli election . Netanyahu is , to be honest , far more preferable than most of the other candidates for PM . However , the signal is meant here [stateside] , not for Israelis . Also , the ObamaCraps have no room to complain …

.. the basic signal is this — the GOP is sending POTUS ” The Bird … “

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… No , Mr. Attorney General , You are Grossly Mistaken [#law enforcement]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,January 25th,2015

.. AG Eric Holder feels that his biggest failure as Attorney General was the failure to enact gun control . He is grossly mistaken …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt.org]..
.. [link] to the interview segment ..

.. What is his biggest failure ? My guestimate is that his gross failure to enforce the law . He has failed at that very , very badly . His gross misuse of the tools of his office is a close second …

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… Simple — Do Not Hold Your Fire [#Congress][#Iran Sanctions]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,January 25th,2015

.. POTUS wants to negotiate from a position of weakness . Well , this country does not have to be held to the same standard . In particular , if Congress is sufficiently provoked and offended , then it has both a right and a duty to both step up and step in on the dealings with Iran …

..especially if they think that His Lordship is [either accidently or intentionally] getting hosed on the deal , and for his own reasons and plans …

.. [h/t — PowerLineBlog.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. Congress is being asked to backoff , in order to protect Obama ‘s lack of strength in his bargaining position . Congress should remind the P5+1 that Congress has its own role in U.S. foreign policy . Where presidentials are proving to be completely incompete and / or malfeasant in their duty , then it is Congress ‘ duty to step in .

.. Congress can , should , and must do so , In this case . POTUS cannot be trusted to follow through , even from his relative position of weakness , to get a civilized deal that will protect the interests of the United States ….

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… Waaah ! [#liberal wailing over ” American Sniper ” opening]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,January 24th,2015

.. $ 90.275 million , and that is just in a three – day [Friday , Saturday , Sunday] opening weekend …

.. [nicedeb.wordpress.com]..
.. [link] to the blog news …

.. not bad sounds weak …. how about fantastic !! …

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… Will Hillary Clinton run [#in 2016]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,January 23rd,2015

.. I have to wonder ..

.. do she still have the ” fire ” within her that she needs to run …

.. also , does she really want the job ? I am not so sure that she does …

.. if I had to guess now , the odds would be less than 50 / 50 , at about 40% in favour of running ..

.. things can change , but one thing remains clear . She has to make the final call . I am not so sure that she still really wants it ….

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… A Really Offensive Production [#obama hebdo]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,January 21st,2015

.. ya a really have to see this …

.. [h/t — IBDEditorials.com(Cartoons)]..
.. [link] to the cartoon …

.. in other words , POTUS in fantasyland !! …

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… Maybe a Sign of Progress [#ObamaCraps]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,January 18th,2015

.. boy , did the ObamaCraps blow it ..

.. the French put themselves out on the line . And they were not the only ones . Their government seems now to get the message . Also , other Allied leaders stepped up …

.. [h/t — theGatewayPundit.com]..
.. [link] to the blog news // video clip ..

.. not just British PM David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel . Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and more than 4 dozen others stepped up to the call in Paris …

.. but the U.S.A. ? Absent …

.. what a disgrace . At least , for once , JoshBoy & Company admitted it …

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… Bye – Bye Kathleen Kane [#pa AG]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,January 18th,2015

.. your political career is over ..

.. too bad it will be a DemoCrap who appoints her replacement …

.. the thing is that she shut down a criminal investigation in suburban Philadelphia that had several officials on video that were accepting cash for gifts . Well , it was not the end of it . A local DA got wind of the scam and restarted the investigation ….

.. [h/t — ReclaimOurRepublic.wordpress.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. she can remain in her job until she is nailed and convicted . The PA Constitution may require that she be impeached and removed from office in order to get rid of her …

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… O.K. , Paul Ryan is Out [#campaign 2016]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,January 17th,2015

.. not a big surprise , given the size of the field …

.. Jeb Bush is In , Chris Christie is leaning towards getting in , and now Mitt Romney is thinking seriously about another run …

.. Ryan is now the chairman of the House Ways & MEANS Committee . Other than the Speaker ‘ s job , or the chairmanship of the House Appropriations Committee , it is as powerful a post as you can get in the House …

.. given his district , Ryan now has enormous power . He must see his political future in the House of Representatives . A Senate run could someday be in the offing , but it would likely mean giving up his house chairmanship . So , it would be a tough call …

.. good luck and God Speed , Paul Ryan ! …

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… A Veto Threat on the D.H.S. bill [#grandstanding]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,January 14th,2015

.. not a big shock .

.. the ObamaCraps are grandstanding , as usual …

.. they want to preserve his ” Executive Amnesty . ” No Big Surprise …

.. [h/t — Twitchy.com]..
.. [link] to the tweets / blog post …

.. the thing is , the ObamaCraps are going to have to realize , is that they will have no legal authority to spend any money in the Department of Homeland Security . It is that clear and simple ….

.. The GOP controls both houses of Congress . The Democraps can raise cain , stamp their feet , and stall things for a while . Not a whole lot else . Congress authorizes and pays the bills . It is the way the Constitution is written . It is the way our system works , whether the ObamaCraps like it or not …

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… Now the Real Fun Begins [#ObamaCrapCare][#Employer Mandate]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,January 12th,2015

.. yup , starting January 1st , 2015 .

.. the Employer Mandate in ObamaCrapCare is now effective . Good Luck with employer – provided health insurance . Especially now . The effectiveness of the employer mandate brings with it the rest of ObamaCrapCare , including the Essential Benefits package . The E.B. package is , in effect , a Cadillac plan , one that gets taxes . Ouch ! …

.. [h/t — TAS.org]..
.. [link] to the opinion column..

.. even more is a surprise for primary care docs : cuts in Medicad reimbursements . Yes , that . They get screwed with a bait-and-switch on Medicaid reimbursement . Worse yet , they have no legal recourse to find a way to challenge it . Yikes …

.. Even more , people are really beginning to understand the financial impact of ObamaCrapCare . Paying the premiums is bad enough . They also have to pay the deductible cost , out – of – pocket , and the co – pays , as well . Double yikes !! …

.. you wanted it ? No . Tough . You are stuck with it . For now ….

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… Yummy !! [#new Girl Scout cookies]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,January 12th,2015

.. they have three new offerings , alongside their traditional ones …

.. one is raisin , one is buttery – toffee , and another is peanut butter , with chocolate chips …

girl scout cookies

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt.org]..
.. [link] to the cookie article …

.. sounds yummy ! … hopefully , I can afford some of them when the time comes …

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… There is a Voting Age for a Reason [#Papal Conclave][#Roman Catholic Church]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,January 11th,2015

.. I think either John Paul II or Paul VI created the voting age for cardinals . Perhaps even John XXIII . But , it is there for a reason …

.. the Church does not want nor need a bunch of doddering old fools voting on the possible successor to a Pope in a Papal Conclave . Besides , one of them could become the anointed one …

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the news article …

.. it is also more to insure that , ideally , any potential successor is of a decent and healthy age . Before , 75 would have been too old . Not now . But 80 is to be honest probably too old …

.. Pope John Paul II was 58 when he was elected . His young age at election was a bit unsual , coming still during the Cold War . Pope Benedict XVI was 77 . Pope Francis I was 76 . All three had been cardinals for a good number of years before their election …

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… Gee , That Didn ‘ t Take Long [#Keystone XL bill veto threat]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,January 10th,2015

.. are the ObamaCraps that tone – deaf ? …

.. or , does POTUS just not give a damn that little ? ..

.. I am betting on the latter , especially since the midterm elections . Any POTUS worth their senses would realize that they got their butts kicked at the polls . They would act to make some changes in course , if not pattern of conduct . NOT Obama …

.. [h/t — WFB.com]..
.. [link] to the Press Briefing footage ..

.. whoever is the DemoCrap nominee in 2016 is going to have one hell of a time getting elected . They are going to have a POTUS that is extremely unpopular [at historic levels] wrapped around their necks . They would normally have at least some help from the incumbent . Not from this one …

.. You would think that he / she would get fundraising help from POTUS . Not likely . It is radioactive . Any funds raised by POTUS for the nominee will not be effectively be able to be used by the nominee . If they do , the DemoCrap will get hammered and tied [ball – and – chain] to POTUS . Campaigning ? You have to be kidding ? …

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… Newt is , as usual [#race relations]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,January 10th,2015

.. solid , and on point …

.. you would figure that the first Black President and Attorney General would have been far more of an inspiration and a leader in race relations …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop.com]..
.. [link] to the interview segment ..

.. but , noooooo …

.. both of them have bombed [badly] at their conduct of race relations . As it is , they have both made things far , far worse . They could not have done thing worse …

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… Victory for the Rule of Law [#IRS tax subsidies]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,January 9th,2015

.. the ruling in Pruitt v. Burwell [Sebelius] came through the other day . Oh , Boy , it was a doozy , and it was a winner ..

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview.com]..
.. [link] to the legal ruling ..

.. Pruitt is another case that takes on the I.R.S. playing games with the federal exchange subsidies in ObamaCrapCare . The plain letter of the law does not allow for them . The I.R.S. tried to push this through , and people have fought them , tooth and nail …

.. this time , for the first time at the district court level , a district court judge has sided with the folks attempting to make the federal government hold itself to the plain letter of the law . Judicial doctrine gives the government a certain amount of leeway to implement a law . However , they are only given so much leeway …

.. this leeway [“Chevron Deference”] does require the Government to follow the law . Sometimes , the Government can be a little creative in its interpretation . However , it cannot go too far . If the Government does not follow the plain letter , text , and intent of the law , then un – uh …

.. that is what Pruitt v. Burwell has done . It has also done more …

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… What has the F.B.I. been doing to Sharyl Attkisson ?!?! [#F.O.I.A. lawsuit]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,January 8th,2015

.. indeed .

.. Attkisson has partnered with Judicial Watch to go after the ObamaCraps . They are acting [to be specific] to go after her FBI file …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt.org]..
.. [link] to the news article …

.. several questions come to mind …

.. [-] who has had access to the file ? — good question ? … inquiring minds care to know . It may answer some questions as to who has been trying to intimidate her …

.. [-] will they get the whole F.B.I. file ? — doubtful — thus the lawsuit . With the recent FOIA lawsuit precedent [from the DC Circuit , of all irony] , the FOIA action will move along nice and snappy …

.. [-] are the ObamaCraps dumb enough to exert any privilege claims ? — most likely , yes . Especially if there is something white hot or radioactive in the file that the OC do not want to be made public (such as an impeachable act) … they would be stupid to do it , because the claim would attract excessive press attention for no reason …

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… Now , Where did His Lordship get this Stupid Idea ?!?! [#POTUS][#UN speech][#terrorism]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,January 8th,2015

.. for a clip from a moldy oldy , but a not – so – goody …

.. here is His Lordship [Obama , for the uninitiated] sticking both feet waaaaay into his mouth at the U.N. a couple of years ago [in 2012] . Boy , did POTUS step into it …

.. [h/t — YouTube.com]..
.. [link] to the speech segment …

.. what was this idiot thinking ?!?!

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… An Interesting Comment on the Coming Year [#sarcasm]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,January 8th,2015

.. it is the Old , Old Man giving Baby New Year some sage advice …

happy new year cartoon

.. [h/t TomFernandez.com]..
.. [link] to the cartoon …

.. be careful what you wish for , you might actually get it ! …

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… Gracie Mansion , You Have a Serious Problem [#nypd protest][#liu funeral]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,January 8th,2015

.. well , it is 2 for 2 ..

.. the NYPD struck again . Many of them (I would guess in the low thousands) struck again at Det. Wenjian Liu ‘ s funeral . Once Mayor de Blasio took the podium inside the funeral chapel , and he appeared on screen outside …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post // tweets …

.. I do not blame them one bit . Considering what Mayor ” Big Bird ” has done to them , he has it coming ….

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… What to Do with Ames ?? [#straw poll]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,January 8th,2015

.. the Ames Straw poll is famous on the GOP side . Partisans of every stripe get to participate . Most everyone [except the campaign workers] gets to have a good time (more or less) . However , it has one particular drawback …

.. it does not predict squat …

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview.com]..
.. [link] to the blog news …

.. so , what to do ??? …

.. let the partisans for your campaign mount a draft effort . It should not hurt anything . It will give them experience , if they do not have it already . Then they can aplly it after the first of the year in the caucus …

.. but , for the candidate ‘ s campaign , concentrate on the caucus campaign . That is the important thing . Work your hiney off on it . Participating in the Ames Straw Poll is a waste of time for the pros , and it diverts needed campaign resources and $$ to where it should be going ; to the caucus …

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… An Interesting Spectacle in Washington State [#school funding case]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,January 8th,2015

.. yeah , a school fundcing case battle ..

.. but , for once , even the DemoCraps are pissed at the State Supreme Court . I do not blame them …

.. they are learning that there is a cost to the fantasyland dreams of the Supremes . Especially when there Is a real – world impact on the cost of programs that they want , and the voters ‘ willingness to pay for them …

.. [h/t — JonathanTurley.org]..
.. [link] to the blog entry …

.. fortunately for Washington state , unlike many states in this situation , they have the initiative and referendum method of petitions . If the voters get too pissed , then Washington state government could be turned upside down in order to rein in the State Supreme Court …

.. it also is a campaign issue , whether the Justices are appointed or elected . It is the case because then the folks responsible for the appointments or elections can be held responsible for their actions …

.. — update — my home state of Ohio went through this about 20 years ago . Thankfully , the great mass of the legislature [mostly GOP , but a fair # of Dems] finally had enough of the State Supreme Court ‘ s antics . The activist justices either retired , or were ” retired ” in  an election . Their activist ruling was a chief issue in their undoing ..

.. Also , Ohio is an initiative / rererendum state . Even if the State Supreme Court had wanted to impose a sweeping mandate on the legislature , the voters would have rebelled , and placed an initiative on the ballot to repeal their activist stunt . That is , if  the legislature did not impeach and remove the justices first …

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… The Daily Signal whiffed on This One [#ObamaCrapCare]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,January 7th,2015

.. well , they did ..

.. now , the employer mandate finally takes effect ..

.. it will make carrying health insurance for employees a colossal and royal pain in the neck …

.. [h/t — DailySignal.com]..
.. [link] to the news article …

.. then , there is the expansion of the individual mandate …. that is , presuming , a 6 to 3 majority does not rip the [bleep] out of the heart of it in June when King v Burwell is decided by the US Supreme Court ….

.. if that happens , then POTUS is going to have to come to Congresss in order to get a ObamaCrapCare repair bill passed . as a result , Congress will have a strong bargaining position in order to get substantial changes to the whole damn mess if His Lordship wants to get a bill passed …

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…Khaleed Meshaal is Sent Packing [#Qum]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,January 6th,2015

.. and it rid Qatar of a major headache …

.. Meshaal is the political head of the Muslim Brotherhood . He also generally controls the aid that the Brotherhood gets , and thus controls the purse strings …

.. [h/t — Debka.com]..
.. [link] to the intelligence analysis …

.. it may deny Western and Arab nations access to intelligence from the M.B. , but it put a major headache out of the way in Iran . There , the Iranians [and the revolutionary Guard ]can deal with the grief of having him around …

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… God Bless You Mario Cuomo [#passed away]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,January 6th,2015

.. yea , I am praising a liberal … at least for once …

.. for all of my adult life , I have opposed policies that he praised . But , Mario Cuomo stood up for what he believed with grace and class , as well as his firm belief in his Catholic faith . While it left him opposed to the Church [on Abortion] , he was in fact no hypocrite . He couced his opposition in his faith . Which for a public figure takes guts …

mario cuomo

.. These days , you do not find that very often . Also , in Mario Cuomo , you would have found one of the most qualified Democratic candidates for POTUS . Even more than Bil Clinton . Far more so than anyone else , but especially far more so than Barack Obama . Yet , he did not run . Why , we will never know …

.. [h/t — NYDailyNews.com]..
.. [link] to the news article // obituary …

.. Maybe we will see his like again . Certainly we will on the GOP side , without a doubt . But on the Democratic side , I wonder . The way the DemoCraps are so beholden to their interest groups , they cannot really be themselves , and be true to themselves . Which is why Mario Cuomo never became President …

.. but it has left him as one terrific example as a public figure …

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… Now This [#nypd][#battle with de Blasio]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,January 5th,2015

.. things were bad enough between the street cop and the Mayor ..

.. somehow , I did not think that it would be this bad ..

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview.com]..
.. [link] to the speech footage ..

.. Mayor ” big Bird ” de Blasio made an appearance and a speech at the most recent graduation ceremony for a very large group of NYPD cadets at their police academy . There must have been more than 1,000 new cadets there . Wow … but ” Big Bird ” caught hell …

.. most of it is deserved …. some of it is not , to be honest ….

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