When Obama mocked McCain

By John Ruberry While "the betters" on the Sunday talk shows were praising John McCain, who died from brain cancer Saturday, Mrs. Marathon Pundit turned to me and asked, "Why isn't anyone talking about the number of houses he owned?" The TV talking heads weren't. In his laudatory statement about the Arizona senator's passing, of … Continue reading When Obama mocked McCain

Interviews with Immigrants Philippe from Haiti, Hanna from Iraq

As some of you might I have a "day" job that covers the bills since the finances of the blog have been a tad weaker than in the past. At said job the majority of the workforce was born outside the United States and English is not their first language. With Immigration a huge issue … Continue reading Interviews with Immigrants Philippe from Haiti, Hanna from Iraq

Israel, ISIS and A Tale of Two Mosques

A few days ago amid reports that there was cooperation between Israel and Saudi Arabia the kingdom felt compelled to make the following statement Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on Moday denied any ties between the kingdom and Israel. “There are no relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel,” Jubeir told Egypt’s CBC television, according … Continue reading Israel, ISIS and A Tale of Two Mosques

Tangled Web of Dictators With Nukes

by baldilocks Gaddafi and Hussein are dead. It’s said that North Korea's Kim Jong Un doesn’t want to give up his nukes because of what happened to Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi. After the US invaded Iraq, which resulted in the deposition and execution of Saddam Hussein, Gaddafi gave up his country’s nukes, only to be abandoned … Continue reading Tangled Web of Dictators With Nukes

Their Sacrifice thrown away for a Democrat Talking Point

This is Memorial Day Weekend. You are going to see a lot of images of a lot of liberal Democrats laying wreaths at the graves of soldiers, speaking at events or  appearing on TV talking about the sacrifices of those who died defending our country.  You will also see many in the MSM talking about … Continue reading Their Sacrifice thrown away for a Democrat Talking Point

Jeb Bush on Iraq The Not Ready for Prime Time Player

I saw a tweet from David Axelrod that made me laugh .@JebBush runs great risk if he insists that, based on what we know TODAY, he would have followed his brother's path in Iraq. — David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) May 12, 2015 and not just because it prompted this excellent counter .@davidaxelrod Only one person in … Continue reading Jeb Bush on Iraq The Not Ready for Prime Time Player

The Undiplomatic Answer to the Anchoress’ Question

Here is a story you might have missed Sister Diana Momeka of the Dominican Sisters of Saint Catherine of Siena was informed on Tuesday by the U.S. consulate in Erbil that her non-immigrant-visa application has been rejected.The reason given in the denial letter, a copy of which I have obtained, is: You were not able … Continue reading The Undiplomatic Answer to the Anchoress’ Question

The Ultimate failure of Barack Obama

If he can win the war on terror and turn the economy around he’ll be a winner in my book. DaTechGuy on Barack Obama's Inauguration Day Jan 20th 2009 In 2007 while Barack Obama was still a brand new Senator from Illinois President George Bush seeing a moment of crisis in Anbar Province in Iraq … Continue reading The Ultimate failure of Barack Obama

Jack in the Box

by baldilocks Here’s what the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner is up to this time. Obama's War Authorization Limits Ground Forces by Josh Rogin I like how this Rogin guy/Bloomberg uses the verb “limits” as if it means something. Almost six months after the president began using force against the Islamic State advance in Iraq … Continue reading Jack in the Box

Which Depressing story Do I write about this morning?

There are so many depressing stories to write about today I scarce know where to begin. #1 The first Post american President continues his Post American program. Obama had traded away concessions for “symbolic gestures,” and that Obama was “the worst negotiator that we've had as president…maybe in the modern history of the country.” I … Continue reading Which Depressing story Do I write about this morning?

Why A Formal Declaration of War on ISIS should be voted on and passed.

There has been a bit of a debate on if the congress should explicitly authorize military action against ISIS. Different people have come down on different sides but I submit and suggest that not only should the congress vote authorization, they should formally declare war for the following reasons: 1. An actual declaration of war … Continue reading Why A Formal Declaration of War on ISIS should be voted on and passed.

A ISIS “war” (or whatever it is) Prediction

Mr. Carter: Please, please can we call it a "tallywhacker"? Porky's 1982 We talked a bit about the motivations concerning the Barack Obama version decision to "destroy" ISIS, however John Kerry seems to be unclear on the method: Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that the United States is not at war with ISIS … Continue reading A ISIS “war” (or whatever it is) Prediction

Windows of opportunity in In Gaza, Ukraine and Iraq

One of the odd side effects of an event such as Ferguson and the gigantic media black hole that attracts all the possible coverage in US media is the opportunity that it creates for people to act on issues totally unrelated. This was evidenced last month when the shoot down of the Malaysian airliner taking … Continue reading Windows of opportunity in In Gaza, Ukraine and Iraq

ISIS Gaza and Moral Clarity Update: Gaza Discontent

The characteristic of Pains and Pleasures is that they are unmistakably real, and therefore, as far as they go, give the man who feels them a touchstone of reality. Thus if you had been trying to damn your man by the Romantic method…you would try to protect him at all costs from any real pain; … Continue reading ISIS Gaza and Moral Clarity Update: Gaza Discontent

Credit when Due Anti ISIS Muslim Statements

this week the Vatican put out what I consider one of the most important statements yet about the slaughter of Christians in Iraq: The Vatican has called on Muslim leaders to denounce unambiguously the persecution of Christians andYazidis in Iraq – and hinted that it is considering breaking off dialogue with Islamic representatives if they … Continue reading Credit when Due Anti ISIS Muslim Statements