A Nasty, Brutish, Imperial Presidency By Nile Gardiner

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/nilegardiner/100204252/a-nasty-brutish-imperial-presidency/ Barack Obama is not amused by growing press criticism Thomas Hobbes wrote that the life of man is “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short.” Today’s White House definitely isn’t poor, lavishly feeding off the wealth of the American taxpayer, and the current presidency certainly isn’t short, with nearly four more years to run. But […]

WES PRUDEN: A WHITE HOUSE UNDER SIEGE

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“Sequestration,” which sounds like an impolite stomach ailment that almost nobody can spell and few understand, now gets really interesting. With the sequestration deadline having passed, the White House is under siege by reality.

President Obama and his liege man have been crying from the rooftops for weeks that if he doesn’t get to further plunder taxpayer pockets, airplanes will fall from the sky, classrooms will empty, fire and brimstone will ruin every hearth because there won’t be anybody at the firehouse to answer the telephone, crooks and criminals will roam the land doing all manner of evil because the cops will be on furlough, babies will cry in vain for milk, men will join breadlines like we haven’t seen since the ’30s, and women will weep tears of bitter reproach, tsunamis will rise from the river, bayou and creek, locusts will devour failing crops, and we’ll all be dead by the Fourth of July (if not Memorial Day). Woe is definitely us.

With Judgment Day at hand, the only thing left for the White House to do is to kill, or at least grievously wound, as many bearers of bad news as the president’s men can find. Blaming the press is always popular, because the press deserves whatever abuse it gets. When the president read in the Washington Post, of all places, that he was being called out by the most famous reporter in the land for his fibs and stretchers (a president would never actually tell a lie) about who should be blamed for sequestration hysteria, he could hardly believe it. There, before his very own eyes and in black and white, Bob Woodward was citing chapter and verse with the proof that the sequester originated under Barack Obama’s roof. Truth will out, but it’s not supposed to will out in the president’s own house.

MOVIE MUSINGS: SARAH HONIG

http://sarahhonig.com/2013/03/01/another-tack-movie-musings/ It’s not every day that news broadcasts open with a lament for what did not actually happen. But this anomaly is occasionally recurrent in our little insular setting. Periodically at this time of year the top item on our news purveyors’ agenda is likely to be what isn’t new: yet again no Israeli entry […]

BRUCE BAWER:CANADIAN SUPREME COURT KILLS LAST HOPE FOR FREE SPEECH

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That sound you hear is Voltaire rolling over in his grave.

“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” Once upon a time, it was commonly understood that this sentiment is the very foundation of a free society. Compromise free speech, water it down, and you destroy freedom itself.

In Toronto there lives a man named Bill Whatcott. During the last two decades or so, he has spent much of his time traveling around Canada, waving protest signs at gay-pride parades and Planned Parenthood clinics, agitating for the criminalization of homosexual acts and abortion, and distributing fliers packed with incendiary language about gays and graphic images of aborted fetuses. In 2010 the Saskatchewan Human Rights Tribunal fined him $17,500 for distributing “hateful” materials; an appeals court overturned the ruling, whereupon the province’s Human Rights Commission appealed the case to the Canadian Supreme Court. Now the Court has ruled, and it’s an icy day for freedom in the Great White North.

RUTHIE BLUM: A HEALTHY DOSE OF PESSIMISM

http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_opinion.php?id=3577 A new study, released by the American Psychological Association, has called into question previous assumptions about health and happiness. According to the data — collected over the course of more than a decade — those of us who believe that the best way to beat physical and emotional malaise is to “look on the […]

MY SAY: WILL “DEEP THROAT” BECOME A FULLTHROATED EXPOSURE OF OBAMA?

Bob Woodward: ‘Very Senior’ White House Official Told Me I’d ‘Regret’ Sequester Comments

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The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward said on Wednesday that a “very senior” White House official threatened him over his continued public disagreements with the Obama administration. BuzzFeed later reported that the official was Gene Sperling, who heads President Obama’s White House Economic Council. Woodward has repeatedly accused the White House of “moving the goal […]

When Virtue Destroys Virtue by HERBERT LONDON –

http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/when-virtue-destroys-virtue In his classic work, The Critique of Pure Reason, Emmanuel Kant indicated that antinomy, or the apparent contradiction between valid principles and conclusions which seem necessary and reasonable, can be transmogrified from liberal texts to tyranny. As I see it, the threat to the values we cherish very often comes from the values we […]

TORTURE AND THE TERRORIST: SOLITARY CONFINEMENT….A VIABLE SOLUTION: PATRICK DUNLEAVY ****

http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/torture-and-the-terrorist-solitary-confinement-a-viable-solution “…and the winner is…”When those words were uttered at the Academy Awards Sunday, we knew it would not be, “Zero Dark Thirty” in part due to the increasing criticism that the film, although critically acclaimed, condoned the torturing of terrorists after their initial capture. Whether the methods used were enhanced interrogation techniques necessary for […]

CAIR Director Calls for Death Penalty for Blasphemers Against Islam — – on The Glazov Gang

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On this week’s Glazov Gang, PJTV’s Alfonzo Rachel joined Hollywood actor Dwight Schultz and PolitiChick warrior Ann-Marie Murrell to discuss CAIR Director Calls for Death Penalty for Blasphemers Against Islam. The discussion occurred in Part II and dealt with CAIR St. Louis Director Faizan Syed’s solution for the problem of people publishing “anti-Islamic” views on the internet. The segment also shed light on the nightmares posed by John Brennan, Chuck Hagel and John Kerry. Part I focused on The Left’s Chris Dorner Romance and Obama’s Obedient Media. Watch both parts of the two-part-series below:

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THE ENEMIES WITHIN: SHAMELESS ISRAELI LEFTIST ATTACKS CJHS FOR PRO ISRAEL STANCE….MARK TAPSON

http://frontpagemag.com/2013/mark-tapson/israeli-leftist-targets-a-holocaust-organization/ On the left-wing Israeli website Haaretz.com, correspondent Amira Hass posted an article recently with the unwieldy title, “On an ostensible Holocaust website, the U.S. right’s opposition to Obama is the message,” in which she attacked the work of the Los Angeles-based Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors (CJHS) for its pro-Israel and anti-totalitarian stance, two […]