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Tom Trento and the United West present a video take on my take on the original American Taliban and his short pants. Before there was Bergdahl, there was Johnny...



- The real winner in Iraq may not be Al Qaeda, but Iran. Ir may just be Jihadist gossip, but ISIS appears to have an interesting working relationship with Assad and now Maliki behind the scenes, despite trying to massacre Shiites. The ISIS assault may be what Iran needs to turn Iraq into a puppet.

- I don't want to dampen any of the Brat celebrations, but that MSNBC interview gave me a Doug Hoffman vibe. Hopefully that's not the case and his district is conservative. As much as I like to see Tea Party candidates beat the establishment GOP, I would like to see them beat the Dems even more.

- I'm not celebrating the Rivlin win in Israel either. Rivlin is being described as a hard-liner and he is, compared to Peres, but he's also often unpredictably liberal. He's a wild card and he's certain to continue the politicization of the presidency and I suspect he'll speak out more from the left...

I hope I'm wrong.


Two years ago the Southern Poverty Law Center named me, a bar sign and a brand of gun lubricant as hate groups. It wasn’t the punch line to a joke about a Minister, a Rabbi and a Priest. Instead it was another tribute to the research skills of the country’s wealthiest, dumbest and laziest civil rights group.

Morris Dees began in the mail order business and ended up in the mail order civil rights business. Every month elderly retirees receive envelopes covered with pictures of Klansmen burning crosses. Those photos are the SPLC brand the way that the “swoosh” is for Nike and I wouldn’t be surprised to hear that Dees had already trademarked the KKK.

The Southern Poverty Law Center Stands Up for Hamas

Politician Who Smuggled Guns to Druglords Thinks Americans Need to do “Soul Searching” Over Guns

Obama: Al Qaeda Takeover of Iraqi Cities Not a Military Problem

Before heading to a Laguna Beach fundraiser, where 25 supporters paid $32,400 for a shot at him, Obama said, “We will not be sending U.S. troops back into combat in Iraq, but I have asked my national security team to prepare a range of other options that could help support Iraq security forces and I’ll be reviewing those options in the days ahead.”

Sure. He’s been saying that ever since the crisis began. Here’s a nutty idea, maybe he should have been on top of this from the beginning instead of treating it like extra work.

And maybe he can skip the fundraiser when a major terrorist group is taking over entire cities. But he didn’t do it for Benghazi. Why would he do it here.

It’s true. Obama is too smart to be president. Can’t someone get him a job delivering TED talks or a New York Times column.

Thousands of Americans Still in the Line of Fire in Iraq


Like a lot of anti-American types, Bergdahl appeared to be fond of Putin’s RT, Michael Scheuer, Ron Paul and Glenn Greenwald.

Bergdahl favorited an RT propaganda video, “Americans don’t share global domination policies of their leaders”

He favorited a video called, “Drone Survivors Speak at Congressional Briefing Called by Rep. Grayson”.

Other videos he favorited included “Afghanistan veterans commit suicide from a good conscience”, “The real terrorist was me US Soldier” and “KILL EVERYBODY: American soldier exposes US policy in Iraq”.

He subscribed to “TruthaboutTaliban” whose video states “We can see how does Taliban treats the captive US soldier.After you see this video,You must question yourself …Are Taliban the real terrorists ? or the US.”

Bergdahl’s Father Favorited Al-Qaeda Leader’s Rant “Why the World Hates America”


"Basically, the Kochtopus is spending millions and millions of dollars, placing college professors in economics departments across the country, so that they can promote Ayn Rand and the libertarian philosophy to future generations of Americans."

Kochtopus. It’s the only aquatic creature more than terrifying than the Sorosfish or the Steyerosaurus.

And this is the lead story on Alter-Net which is financed by the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Ford Foundation.

Or as it’s known, the Fordtopus.

Left-Wing Site Claims Underdog Who Won Election w/$200K is Part of “Vast Kochtopus Right Wing Machine”

Dem Congresswoman: Taliban “Part of Fabric of Afghanistan”, Not Terrorists


In an interview that will air tonight, Hillary Clinton will tell Diane Sawyer that the Benghazi terrorist attack that left four Americans dead is “more of a reason to run” for president of the United States.

“Actually, it’s more of a reason to run, because I do not believe our great country should be playing minor league ball. We ought to be in the majors,” Clinton tells Sawyer. “I view this as really apart from — even a diversion from — the hard work that the Congress should be doing about the problems facing our country and the world.”

Does Hillary Clinton think Benghazi is minor league? What’s her idea of major league? Another September 11 on her watch?

Would nuking a US city finally put us in the majors.

Hillary Clinton: Benghazi “More of a Reason” to Run for President

Hillary’s Latest Benghazi Defense: “She’s Incompetent”


“The last point I’ll make — what’s happened over the last couple of days I think underscores the importance of the point that I made at my West Point speech:  the need for us to have a more robust regional approach to partnering and training partner countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa."

1. Obama keeps insisting that counterterrorism partnerships are some magical new idea that he came up last week which Congress hates.

2. He’s using the collapse of a military we trained to argue that relying on foreign armies that we train is the way to go.

After years of ignoring Al Qaeda in Iraq, its takeover of entire cities is proof that Obama was right all along to ignore it.

Obama Claims Al Qaeda Takeover in Iraq Caused by his Foreign Policy, Proves his Foreign Policy Right

Only Hillary Can Stop Hillary


Melissa Mark-Viverito is a class warrior who owns $1.5 million in land back in Puerto Rico. She is a top public official in one of the biggest cities in the United States and also a Puerto Rican separatist who refused to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Puerto Rican Nationalist Party was responsible for numerous acts of violence including the attempted assassination of President Truman and an armed attack on Congress. (The surviving perpetrators of both attacks were pardoned by Jimmy Carter.) The latter terrorist attack had been carried out in the name of “our apostle of independence, Don Pedro Albizu y Campos.”

FALN was a Marxist terrorist group whose goal was to direct “an armed and political struggle in accordance with the Marxist-Leninist principle” and to implement “the Stalinist ideological position concerning the concept of ‘nation’ to the North-American context.”

The Puerto Rican Terrorist Day Parade

Anthony Weiner Hates Tea Party, Likes John Boehner and Kevin McCarthy


More than half the members of the City Council have fired off a letter to Walmart demanding that it stop making millions in charitable contributions to local groups here.

“Stop spending your dangerous dollars in our city,” the testy letter demands. “That’s right: this is a cease-and-desist letter.”

But Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito called the donations “toxic money,” and accused Walmart of waging a “cynical public-relations campaign that disguises Walmart’s backwards anti-job agenda.”

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito owns properties worth well over $1 million.

Joel Berg, who heads the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, which this year collected $800,000 from Walmart – the coalition’s single largest private donation – said he had no intention of giving the money back.

New York Democrats Demand Walmart Stop Giving Money to Poor People


Hillary already pulled this routine when she ran for the Senate in New York. Then she became the Secretary of State and tossed it overboard. Now she’s born again pro-Israel and no longer thinks Israeli houses are the devil.

Also she’s got big plans for letting you have the Brooklyn Bridge at a discount price.

Hillary Clinton was For Israeli Houses, Then Against Them, Now For Them Again

Only White Men Can Rape: Social Justice Warriors Lose Their Minds


Liberals really love minorities. They fought long and hard against “Stop and Frisk” because even though they are obsessed with gun control, stopping and frisking likely gang members discriminated against minorities. Most shootings in urban areas are gang related. Stop and Frisk was an effective way of keeping gang members from carrying.

It was also racially disproportionate because unfortunately there’s a shortage of white Crips in East New York… and a shortage of white residents in the areas where most shootings happen.

Stop and Frisk was shut down. The killings started up. Now Judge Shira Scheindlin and the liberal media have the blood of black people on their hands.

Shootings in Parts of New York City, Triple, Double After End of Stop and Frisk

War on Cheese: Obama’s FDA Announces Plan to Destroy Cheese Small Businesses


To change all that you have to rebuild families and religious institutions. You can’t fix all this with “wraparound services to encourage parenting skills.” That’s Michelle Obamaspeak.

The nanny state has been encouraging parenting skills forever. It doesn’t work.

To parent, you have to have a sense of responsibility. If you’re an adult, trying to teach you a sense of responsibility by giving you courses doesn’t work. Treating someone like a child to make them act like an adult is a dead end.

You can’t use the nanny state to heal people who are morally and socially crippled by it.

You Can’t Fix the Collapse of the Family with “Programs”

The New Republic Doesn’t Understand What Satire Is


Are you a titan of finance? Do you bundle huge contributions for Obama? Just wait till you hear the news.

There’s a big sale on. Prices are being slashed. Get your ambassadorship to a major European country for 50% off.

Obama Nominates Wife of Wall Street Donor Linked to Bailout Controversy as Ambassador to France


A number of Jewish groups are speaking against the Met Opera's decision to mount the Death of Klinghoffer, a pro-terrorist production that even the New York Times has called anti-semitic.

A number of the petitions target the Met leadership, but I think they knew quite well what they were getting there and they're not going to be impressed by some petitions from the little people unless they take a hit in the pocketbook.

I and Truth Revolt have pointed out that the Met is getting taxpayer money and it should not be that hard at the New York State level to put a stop to it.

Especially since Governor Cuomo has presidential ambitions and the Met is not that popular outside a small crowd.

Activist groups like ZOA, Camera and the National Conference on Jewish Affairs and Advocates for Israel have started to get involved and it's important to maintain the momentum. Jewish activism is not what it was a few decades ago when protests might have disrupted the performance, but it takes time to rebuild a genuinely Jewish activism in the city that is concerned about what really matters.

Edward Cline at Rule of Reason martyred himself by sitting through seasons of Orange is the New Black. I couldn't even sit through an email ad for it.

Black racism against especially whites is lovingly approved by Kohan in the series. Her own "white guilt" and "white privilege" in the series  is frowned upon in no uncertain terms. Vee and her thugs even pick on a helpless inmate who is undergoing chemo therapy – because she's white.

In the name of racial "diversity," the inmate cast is almost evenly divided between whites, blacks, and Latinos. There are English subtitles for dialogue between the Latinos. Most of the blacks are trash-talking, ugly, overweight, petulant, and in-your-face aggressive and mean-minded. It can't be that the writer, director, and producer of the series, Jenji Kohan, who herself resembles a cross between an alien from a low-grade science fiction movie and an apprentice clown, is waging a campaign to eradicate black stereotypes. The racism of her black and Latino characters is almost palpable.


Don't go to the bathroom at a Hillary book signing. That's Rule 8 of the rules for attending a Hillary book signing.


  • If justice is an individual-centric concept, then there is no room for the concept of social justice. The pursuit of social justice may lead to action that is consistent with justice, for example a non-discrimination statute. But the concept of “social justice” isn’t required to justify such a law; nor is it invoked to do so, since arguments for simple justice are always more persuasive (for example, the sponsors of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 took pains to assure the nation, probably disingenuously in some cases, that the law would preclude racial preferences).

    The pursuit of social justice may also lead to action that is inconsistent with justice, such as granting racial preferences or expropriating someone’s property for “the greater good.” Such action is not justice, but rather justice’s antithesis. Thus, we should object when it is marketed “social justice.”

    In sum, the concept of social justice has no value. In the first scenario, it is superfluous; in the second, it is false advertising

From Paul Mirengoff at Powerline.


The question is whether Obama, given his Muslim roots and experience in Farrakhan’s Chicago, shares this antipathy for Israel and Jewish people. Is there any evidence that he does? First, the President was taught for twenty years by a virulent anti-Semite, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright. In the black community it is called “sitting under”. You don’t merely attend a church, you “sit under” a Pastor to be taught and mentored by him. Obama “sat under” Wright for a very long time. He was comfortable enough with Farrakhan – Wright’s friend – to attend and help organize his “Million Man March”. I was on C-Span the morning of the march arguing that we must never legitimize a racist and anti-Semite, no matter what “good” he claims to be doing. Yet a future President was in the crowd giving Farrakhan his enthusiastic support.

via Ted Belman's Israpundit


  1. Re the Taliban "dress code" and the restrictions on pants length: Have the Taliban a fetish for ankles? Gotta show those ankles or you're not a "real man"? They could always adopt kilts and sandals and take up the bagpipe.

  2. Anonymous14/6/14

    Hi Daniel. Thank you for your efforts. @ things re Hoffman. He had a kind of Poindexter/geek thing going on, that wouldn't fly too well with the girls at the watercooler. Sadly, that matters. Plus. I think his district is more baseline Lib so he had a hole to climb out of. Brat, OTOH, is a good looking very articulate professional explainer, who starts out on a more level playing field. TV will be his friend.

  3. Anonymous14/6/14

    Anonymous=Steve Brennan


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