How much of that claim is real, and how much of it is face saving for having seen our carrier group and ran away with piss flooding their watertight compartments a couple weeks back?
Apparently all of it:
Iranian military leaders have claimed in recent days that reports of its retreat from the region are inaccurate.
Then again this is Obama we are talking about, a man so determined to consummate a foolish nuclear deal with Iran the Grand Ayatollah kidnapping his daughters and marrying them probably wouldn’t derail it. I can’t see our Navy retreating from the rowboats Iran has.
Greece taxing cash withdrawals
Greece has revealed it is to introduce a surcharge for all cashpoint withdrawals and financial transactions in a desperate attempt to prevent citizens withdrawing their money from the country’s beleaguered banks.
Ministers hope the controversial move could raise as much as €180 million, which the Athens government hopes will help the country avoid defaulting on debts owed to international creditors.
Astronomical tax increases coming to Chicago and Illinois to cover unfunded GOVERNMENT pension liability
Because our “hard working” public “servants” can’t possibly contribute to their own pensions like we peasants do. The increases in property taxes looking to be near 50% statewide, 150% in Chicago!
Note that neither place can you easily possess or carry firearms.
ISIS (which has nothing to do with islam if you want to listen to President Obama) is vowing to murder Pamela Geller, one of the principle sponsors of the draw mohammed cartoon contest that was targeted for terrorist attack Sunday.
Daily News story here.
Iran’s proxy army in Yemen is apparently moving on to invading Saudi Arabia.
Mortar shells fired by Iran-backed rebels in Yemen struck the Saudi border town of Najran on Tuesday, prompting a Saudi-led military coalition to warn it would hit back.
The Al-Ekhbariya state television showed images of parked cars with windows blown out, chunks torn out of the sidewalk, a building peppered with shrapnel, and one room completely charred and with a hole in the roof.
The attack was confirmed by the coalition that has been carrying out air strikes against the Huthi Shiite rebels and their allies in Yemen since March 26.
Coalition spokesman Brigadier General Ahmed Assiri told Al-Ekhbariya that the rebels had “randomly” shelled Najran “hitting hospitals, schools and civilian homes.”
Needless to say this is bad. VERY bad. What is Obama going to do? Stick to his insane, senseless nuke deal with Iran? Or help Saudi Arabia?
I think we all know the answer to that question.
From Judicial Watch:
Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force revealing that Michelle Obama’s weekend trip to Aspen, Colorado, in February cost American taxpayers $57,068.80 in travel expenses alone for the 7.4-hour round-trip flight. While President Obama flew to California to play golf, speak at a cyber-security summit, and headline a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee, the First Lady and her daughters spent Valentine’s Day weekend skiing in Aspen, returning to the White House on February 16.
Judicial Watch obtained the Air Force records in response to a February 18, 2015, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking the following:
- Any and all records concerning mission taskings relevant to First Lady Michelle Obama’s trip to Aspen, Colorado.
- Any and all records concerning transportation costs.
- Any and all passenger manifests for the trip.
According to the newly released records, the transportation costs for the four-day trip to Aspen were based on a flight cost of $7,712 an hour for the First Lady, her daughters, and support personnel in the Gulfstream aircraft. Not included were the attendant costs for U.S. Secret Service personnel, accommodations, meals, rental cars, lift tickets for skiing at Buttermilk, and related expenses. The $57,068.80 tab Mrs. Obama her daughters ran up in travel expenses alone for their weekend trip is more than 14 times what the average American of four spends for an entire week-long vacation.
This pisses me off as a taxpayer. Michelle Obama wasn’t elected to ANYTHING. Why is part of the $150 a week I lose to taxes going to pay for anything for her? Why is ANY travel expense of her, or her Little Mooches paid for by taxpayers especially if they aren’t traveling with the President? This woman used to er, “earn” $300,000 a year from a “no show” job before she became First, er, Lady, surely she can afford to pay for her own Vacays?
The State Department has reportedly deemed any mission to rescue U.S. government assets in war-torn Yemen too risky.
The Wall Street Journal, citing a State Department official, reports that any evacuation point designated in a country where an Al Qaeda affiliate is active and an unstable security picture puts Americans and any U.S. military assets involved at risk.
Instead, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf has pointed to an online system where Americans stranded in Yemen can register to receive updates on opportunities to leave the country. The department has also talked to other countries about Americans joining their rescue missions, she said.
This is an utter disgrace. This bastard child is going to end up abandoning American soldiers to their death before he’s out of office. He’s already abandoned an Ambassador and 3 other Americans in Benghazi. Next time he gets on Marine One the son of a bitch should be marooned somewhere. I’m sure the soldiers who are having to fly him and wait on him hand and foot wouldn’t mind the idea…
It isn’t the difficulty or the risk that stops Obama from rescuing these people. It’s the perception. A nation that won’t protect it’s own citizens trapped in a nation that the President just 6 months ago touted as his “greatest foreign policy success” isn’t a great nation. And that’s exactly the perception Obama wants our enemies to have of the United States.
Go read this over at The Hill.
The first reaction of the media wasn’t to ask why Islamists would kill over being offended by a cartoon — instead it was to question why anyone would hold such an event in the first place.
“Free speech aside, why would anyone do something as provocative as hosting a ‘Muhammad drawing contest’?” New York Times foreign correspondent Rukmini Callimachi tweeted after the attack.
Free speech aside? Do we really have to justify free speech in America?
Yes Katie, we do. Because we have a President who has no problem SAYING “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of islam”.
Like anything else Obama says the opposite is actually true. The future MUST belong to those who slander the “prophet” of islam. Or there won’t be one.
So now it’s official. Obama’s JV Team has reached the Untied States. This is only going to get worse before it gets better.
The media yesterday was in bash Pam Geller for daring to have a “draw mohammed” contest NOT the terrorists mode. Thank God the only deaths were the terrorists themselves. Had they gotten into the building with the AK-47’s and explosives they were carrying the massacre would have made the Paris attack on Charlie Hebdo look small.
Oh, and by the way, this WAS the winning cartoon:
As an aside, if ISIS is the JV team doesn’t that make Obama the pee-wee league? I think that’s even outside the scope of his abilities.
It’s 5/5. Which is not Mexico’s day of “independence”, but a made up holiday that has become “sacred” among the Illegal Amigo tax dollar Looters in the United States, to the point where public schools PAID FOR BY TAXPAYERS will forbid students from wearing an American Flag shirt on today to avoid offending Looterspawn who will never contribute one red cent to this country in their lives. Backed by the Supreme Court of course, you know, the same black robed assholes who brought you Obamacare, Abortion, and Segregation.
So burn that Mexican flag if you have one. Then ship the ashes to alleged Republican Speaker of the House Juan “Weepy” Boner. Any leftover entrails send to Mitch “Turtle” McConnell, Harry Reid’s proxy in the Senate. No I didn’t vote for him, don’t blame me.
I wonder what Obama would do if someone burned an ISIS flag then posted it on YouTube? Or better yet, did this:
Now that’s no way to treat a perfectly good toilet.
I would really like to know what you like and don’t like. So I can give you more of the former and less of the latter.
Needless to say this could be bad.
Also, the curfew has been lifted as of today and the National Guard is withdrawing. From TFA:
Baltimore police shot a man Monday in the same area where massive riots broke out last week over the death of Freddie Gray.
It’s unclear what prompted the shooting. A Fox News crew witnessed a young black male running from police before he was shot.
It’s not known whether the unidentified man was armed. A gun was reportedly found nearby on a sidewalk.
A crowd quickly formed around the man, who was seen on a stretcher as he was being loaded into an ambulance. His condition is unknown.
The Baltimore Police tweeted the man was shot “multiple times.”
And that is all there is right now. If more happens, I will update this post. If riots happen, just like last week I’ll try to find relevant news feeds and post updates.
Update1: Er… Never mind:
Initial reports said a man had been shot, but police then said a gun dropped by a man running from police went off, and that no one was hit by a bullet. Earlier, Baltimore Police tweeted the man was shot “multiple times,” but police later said no one had been shot.
Rupert: FIRE SHEPARD SMITH.
Dr. Ben Carson, whom I have a lot of respect for has announced his candidacy for President. And so has Carly Fiorina, whom I have none for after living through her quixotic years as CEO of HP when I was running an all HP IT shop.
Needless to say, I’d not trust Fiorina to operate a toaster. Ben Carson I really like and would vote for if he gets the nomination but I doubt he has a shot. Not with more experienced candidates ahead of him and the Royal Entitlement that is Crown Prince Jebbie Bush.
Neither of which has a shot at the nomination, but rather are in the Veepstakes Race… I group the race for President in three tiers:
- Serious candidates with a legitimate shot at the nomination.
- Candidates in the Veepstakes race for Vice President.
- Jokes who are in it to sell a book (Donald Trump?) or just to piss off the conservative base (Miss Lindsey Graham).
I’d sort the announced and unannounced candidates at this time thusly:
Tier 1: Bush (gag), Cruz, Walker
Veepstakes: Paul, Fiorina, Kasich (gag), Carson, Rubio (gag)
Jokes: Trump, Graham
Tier1: Clinton, Warren
Jokes: Biden, Sanders
It is very simple. First, to understand the Left, you have to understand that it is an oftentimes uneasy alliance of disparate groups naturally in conflict.
- muslims kill gays so they are in conflict
- Environmentalist Wackos don’t like industry which puts them in conflict with Unions
- Dope smokers are in conflict with the All Powerful Leftist Police State that likes to collect fines and confiscate property via civil asset forfeiture
And so on and so on.
What do they have in common that keeps this mess together?
There are two things that each of these otherwise warring factions ALL have in common:
- Love of Big Government
- Desire to undermine the Judeo-Christian Foundation of the United States
Mr. Barack HUSSEIN Obama: “the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of islam”
ConstantineXI: “Actually it must, or there won’t be a future”.
Garland, TX police and private security hired to protect an event awarding a prize to the best depiction of the “prophet” of satan, known as mohammed, sponsored by Pamela Gellar and Robert Spencer’s AFDI organization have put down two reportedly ISIS jihad terrorists. One security officer was shot in the leg and has been released from the hospital.
If he brings this up at all (and he probably won’t) the alleged President and muslim terrorist sympathizer that sadly infests the White House will all but certainly blame free speech and the organizers of the event.
I am not sure if this was the winning cartoon or not but it’d get my vote.
And to piss off the muslims some more, here’s Kelly Brook again:
Show up in Ashland, savages. I dare you. The result will be the same as in Texas, your turbaned barbarian asses won’t make it to the door.