Barack Obama Contradicts Jesus

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In the spring of 2009 Barack Obama came to Georgetown University in Washington DC to speak about the economy. Before his arrival the White House communications office requested that all signage and monograms symbolizing the name of Jesus Christ be covered up.

Apparently, the newly inaugurated Obama wanted to be front-and-center and didn’t want Jesus stealing his thunder. In other words, expunge Jesus from Gaston Hall so that the Kenyan Kahuna is not upstaged.

Other than cloaking Jesus in a burqa facsimile, Obama and the Jesuit-established Georgetown University mostly see eye to eye on liberal issues. For instance, Georgetown agrees we need to “fix the planet” via major action on climate change and, despite all the Catholic contraceptive hoopla, in the end, Georgetown did not discontinue providing health insurance plans for employees that cover birth control.

That’s why, based on the camaraderie between the president and Sandra Fluke’s law school alma mater, one can only surmise that it’s not Georgetown that Obama takes issue with, it’s Jesus — the guy whose image, at least when Obama is not around, is plastered around campus.

More recently, the president showed up at Georgetown again.  This time it was to attend the “Catholic-Evangelical Leadership Summit on Overcoming Poverty.” At the gathering of faith leaders Obama, the guy whose wife takes multimillion-dollar vacations on the taxpayer’s dime, urged political adversaries to unite on how to confront income inequality and poverty by squeezing more tax money out of high earners.

Whether the Jesus Christogram ‘IHS’ was allowed to remain exposed or not during the 90-minute panel discussion is unclear, but what is clear is that the president used the opportunity to imply that no one cares about abject poverty as much as he does. In fact, to prove that point the president denigrated Republicans’ hesitation to help the underprivileged and lamented the disparity between hedge fund manager and kindergarten teacher salaries.

But, apart from condemning wealthy people like himself for ignoring poverty by sending their children to private schools, the best remark of all was when, on behalf of the poor, Obama challenged Jesus. That’s right — Obama challenged Jesus Christ, saying, “Our job is to guard against cynicism and not buy the idea that the poor will always be with us.”

But wasn’t it Jesus who said, “The poor you will always have with you [?]”

So first Barack Obama throws a drop cloth over Jesus in 2009; he manages to get Georgetown to agree on climate change and contraceptives, and now he again comes to Georgetown, sits on a poverty panel, criticizes Americans for doing what he’s guilty of doing, and then dares to challenge the authority of the Bible.

Barack Obama implied the King of Kings was ‘cynical’ and advised the religious leaders gathered at the Catholic Georgetown University not to buy into what both Jews and Christians believe will endure forever, which is the inerrant word of God.

Regardless of what the self-appointed messiah of progressivism says or does, Jesus said the poor will always be with us and no amount of brainstorming at Georgetown University or government intrusion is going to change that truth.

So here’s an idea: maybe the president who, over the years, has become quite adept at misconstruing, misquoting, and misinterpreting Scripture should pick some other holy book to rewrite or some lesser deity to usurp.

TALE OF TWO SPEECHES! Denzel Washington’s Dillard Declaration vs. Michelle Obama’s Tuskegee Tirade

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A hugely successful black male celebrity had a word of advice for those who would otherwise be influenced by racially-obsessed firebrands like Al Sharpton, Mr. and Mrs. “Poor Me” Obama, as well as the lead prosecutor and social justice-minded mayor of Baltimore.

According to this particular African-American superstar, the key to success isn’t forcing equality, killing cops, being a beneficiary of quotas, or political retribution – it is putting God first.

In Alabama at the Tuskegee University commencement an ungrateful spoiled brat named Michelle Obama spewed forth a dose of racial venom that would put Minister Farrakhan to shame.
Meanwhile, at Louisiana’s Dillard University, Academy Award-winning star of such films as Malcolm X, Training Day, Glory, The Book of Eli, and The Equalizer, Denzel Washington, took a vastly different approach to being a keynote speaker.

Denzel assumed an attitude of thankfulness and humility by telling graduates that if one “puts God first,” success will follow. Washington didn’t talk about bias, prejudice, “uppity-ism,” or “cronies of color.” Instead, Denzel Washington chose to discuss how everything he’s accomplished is due solely to the “grace of God.”

While the first African-American first lady was busy recounting for Tuskegee grads every personal affront she could dredge or dream up, African-American megastar Denzel promised, “I’m going to keep it short.” Then, after receiving an honorary doctorate of Humane Letters at the ceremony, he told the group to “Put God first in everything you do.”

Michelle Obama’s Tuskegee comments exuded an attitude of racial entitlement mixed with palpable resentment, but not Denzel’s. Instead, he shared how his mother rebuked her son’s growing haughty desire to climb his way to the top of superstardom without leaning on God.

Instead of sounding off on racial prejudice like an angry street agitator, which is what Michelle Obama was busy doing in Alabama, Denzel told the following story:

“When I was young and started really making it as an actor, I came and talked to my mother and said, ‘Mom, did you think this was going to happen? I’d be so big and I’ll be able to take care of everybody and I can do this and I can do that.’ “

Mama Washington reprimanded her son:

“Oh, you did it all by yourself? I’ll tell you what you can do by yourself: Go outside and get a mop and bucket and clean these windows – you can do that by yourself, superstar.

She said, ‘Boy, stop it right there, stop it right there, stop it right there! She said, ‘If you only knew how many people been praying for you.’ How many prayer groups she put together, how many prayer talks she gave, how many times she splashed me with holy water to save my sorry behind.”

Instead of blaming perceived wrongs for what he didn’t have or what wasn’t bestowed on him because of his skin color, Washington acknowledged those in the audience like his mother who sacrificed much so that the graduates could accomplish their academic goals:

“So, I’m saying that because I want to congratulate all the parents and friends and family and aunties and uncles and grandmother and grandfathers, all the people that helped you get to where you are today.”

Washington reminded the crowd of something Michelle Obama, with all her fancy clothes, gourmet food, and bad attitude doesn’t seem to grasp, which is that no matter how many personal assistants, multimillion dollar vacations, or pairs of Jimmy Choo shoes one owns, “You will never see a U-Haul behind a hearse.”

Unlike Mrs. Obama’s Tuskegee tirade, the Denzel-delivered Dillard commencement speech had none of the bitterness, animosity, or warnings about the impending hardships of being black in America that were so prominent in Michelle Obama’s remarks.

Instead, Denzel Washington told the graduates:

“Everything you think you see in me, everything I’ve accomplished, and everything you think I have – and I have a few things. Everything that I have is by the grace of God. Understand that. It’s a gift.”

And so, if some disgruntled black Americans are looking for an alternative example of how success is attained, maybe instead of firebombing minority-owned businesses, shooting young police officers in the head, or buying into Michelle Obama’s Tuskegee vitriol, how about listening to Denzel’s sound advice and “put God first?”

Michelle Obama Should Have Read the Founder of Tuskegee University Before She Spoke There

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First lady Michelle Obama may know the names of the world’s most famous clothes designers, and she may even know how to dance the Uptown Funk, but judging from her commencement speech to the graduates of a historically black university in Alabama, America’s race-baiting FLOTUS knows nothing about great American civil rights leader, accomplished scholar, and founder of Tuskegee University, the late Booker T. Washington.

Michelle Obama’s remarks at the commencement sounded more like she was paying homage to W.E.B. DuBois, who believed in civil rights via agitation and political activism, than DuBois’ adversary, ex-slave Booker Taliaferro Washington, who wrote in 1911:

There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.

In a message that smacked of thin-skinned ungratefulness and hostility, Obama complained about the emotional toll she’s endured as America’s first black first lady. If Mrs. Obama had taken the time to read Booker T.’s autobiography, Up from Slavery, she would have known that stirring up racial animosity is an approach the author shunned.

It was Booker T. who once pointed out that “great men cultivate love, and…only little men cherish a spirit of hatred.” Yet the FLOTUS clearly thought that a Tuskegee commencement was as good a place as any to bring up the “on-stage celebratory fist bump between [her] and [her] husband … that was referred to as a ‘terrorist fist jab.’”

Instead of encouraging the graduates with talk of the great strides America has made in the area of race, Michelle used the Tuskegee podium as a soapbox to grumble and complain. At a graduation ceremony where the keynote speech is supposed to inspire students, Princeton graduate and Harvard Law School alumni Michelle Obama took a cue from her narcissistic husband and made it all about Michelle:

And over the years, folks have used plenty of interesting words to describe me. One said I exhibited ‘a little bit of uppity-ism.’ Another noted that I was one of my husband’s ‘cronies of color.’ Cable news once charmingly referred to me as ‘Obama’s Baby Mama.’

The first lady’s choice of subject matter proved Booker T. Washington’s sentiment that “people who call themselves ‘The Intellectuals’ understand theories, but they do not understand things.”

Booker T. understood that people with highfalutin’ degrees can sometimes lack insight.  Washington wrote of this type of intelligentsia:

If these men could have gone into the South and taken up and become interested in some practical work, which would have brought them in touch with people and things, the whole world would have looked very different to them. Bad as conditions might have seemed at first, when they saw that actual progress was being made, they would have taken a more hopeful view of the situation.

Not so with Michelle!

Instead, this is a woman who, despite being married to a bi-racial man elected president twice by a country inhabited by a white majority, chooses to believe that skin color has made her the “Focus of another set of questions and speculations; conversations sometimes rooted in the fears and misperceptions of others.”

Michelle is clearly unaware that in 1901 inviting a black man to dine at the White House was socially scandalous.  Yet on behalf of his whole race Booker T. Washington accepted the invitation, which resulted in an assassin being hired to go to the very school where Michelle complained about her life in the White House to kill Booker T. for eating where she is now catered to like a queen.

How does one whine about being racially mistreated to the graduating class of an institution established by a man who never complained when, after dining with President Theodore Roosevelt, he was met with Democrat Mississippi senator James K. Vardaman saying that the White House was now “so saturated with the odor of nigger that the rats had taken refuge in the stable?” Or 24 days later, when a poem was published in the Missouri Sedalia Sentinel entitled “Niggers in the White House?”

In fairness, Mrs. Obama did encourage the graduates of Tuskegee to overcome adversity and discrimination by staying “true to the most real, most sincere, most authentic parts of yourselves” which, unlike Michelle, is a credo that Booker T. Washington actually lived by.

Nevertheless, from there the FLOTUS projected onto America the allegation that people “will make assumptions about who they think you are based on their limited notion of the world.” Meanwhile, based on her own limited notions, which are clearly skewed by the race-obsessed world she lives in, Michelle Obama is the one projecting her assumptions onto America.

In Up from Slavery Booker T. Washington wrote:

The wisest among my race understand that agitations of social equality is the extremist folly, and that progress in the enjoyment of all privileges that will come to us must be the result of severe and constant struggle rather than of artificial forcing.

One hundred fourteen years later, referring again to whites making color-based assumptions, Mrs. Obama told the graduates, “My husband and I know how frustrating that experience can be. We’ve both felt the sting of those daily slights throughout our entire lives. … And all of that is going to be a heavy burden to carry.”

Because after all, everyone knows that closets full of haute couture (like the $12,000 Carolina Herrera gown), numerous multimillion dollar vacations, fawning celebrity friends, international fame and fortune, and political power are all examples of the “sting of daily slights” that are very “heavy burden[s] to carry.”

“But,” the FLOTUS said, “those feelings are not an excuse to just throw up our hands and give up.” Oh, no, “They are not an excuse to lose hope.  To succumb to feelings of despair and anger only means that in the end, we lose.”

With that said, when matched against the stature of a man like Booker T. Washington, the real loss was the first African-American first lady’s decision to taint the Tuskegee commencement with an acrimonious attitude of despair and anger that Booker T. would never have endorsed.

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Eyewitness Tiffany’s Tall Tale of Police Brutality Broadcast by Fox News

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Nineteenth century Danish existentialist philosopher Søren Aabye Kierkegaard once said: “There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.”

Believing what isn’t true and refusing to believe what is true seems to be what happened in Baltimore, Maryland when a confused eyewitness swore she saw a cop shoot an innocent young black man in the back, in what I like to call Michael Brown redux.

It began when FOX News reporter Mike Tobin, on the scene in Baltimore, called in to Gretchen Carlson on The Real Story to report that he witnessed a shooting. Fortuitously, FOX News reporter Leland Vittert, who’s been in the North and Pennsylvania Avenue trenches for weeks, was available to investigate Tobin’s claim.

Soon after, Vittert encountered an eyewitness named Tiffany who confirmed what Tobin said he saw. Tiffany described in great detail how she watched as a black boy was chased down and shot to death by a Caucasian cop.

According to Tiffany, the “young man” was merely sitting on the steps near a check-cashing outlet smoking cigarettes with friends when police approached him. Tiffany told Vittert that the boy took off running in fear for his life and recounted how, as he ran up the street, a white police officer assumed the shooting stance, aimed, and in broad daylight shot the boy in the back for no reason, killing him in cold blood.

A breathless Vittert asked the woman, “Were there any words exchanged?”

Tiffany replied, “No…the police just got out of the car and started chasing the boy.  And then he ran down toward the Metro PCS and the officer got in the middle of the street and shot that boy right in his back – in my face.”

Leland cut in, “Was the boy on the ground?”

Tiffany replied, “Yes, he hit the ground face down.”

Referring to the tension between cops and Baltimore citizens Tiffany elaborated, “Okay and that’s when everybody got upset because you know what we’re dealing with right now.”

Yeah, we know.

Vittert leaned in as Tiffany provided the FOX News reporter with a vivid description of people rushing to the scene and being met with police in riot gear and mace.

Per Tiffany: “Yeah I got hit in the middle of the street with the mace…  police … were pushing us from over here — you got aggressive officers with their night sticks out intimidating cussing us out and then they sprayed the crowd while they’re cussing us out – you know.”

When asked, Tiffany told Vittert that she saw no weapon on the boy and that all she saw was the young man pumping his arms in a running motion as he tried to run for his life.

That’s when FOX News anchor Shepard Smith cut in, and speaking over Tiffany informed Leland Vittert that the “commander at the scene” confirmed there was a shooting, and that “the man had a gun [and] police tried to arrest him [and] that it fell and went off.”

In response to Smith’s news, Leland politely asked Tiffany, “What do you think about the fact that the police are now saying he had a weapon?”

At that point Tiffany covered her face and shook her head, whimpering “My God.”

“That boy ain’t have no weapons sir, I was right there,” a weeping Tiffany said, “he was sitting there with his friends, the police came up there and killed that boy.”

Believing or refusing to believe – either way, Miss Tiffany wanted no part of the ‘boy had a weapon’ explanation and stuck to her story which, quite frankly, had all the elements necessary to fan the bonfire of racial unrest in Baltimore into a national inferno.

Tiffany looked at Leland and said, “This is what they’re gonna say,” to which the reporter replied, “You don’t believe them?”

Umm, no!

“Not when I sat there and watched it with my own eyes!” Tiffany replied.  Tiffany went on to tell the FOX News reporter that the people “around here…don’t care about these police…because they lie… they shot that boy for no reason.”

Vittert asked the eyewitness if she thought the shooting of the boy in the back by the police would cause a “repeat of the kind of violence we had before,” to which she responded:

Sir! On my honest opinion yes I do think so because too many people were out here to watch that Caucasian police officer shoot that young black boy – and this is the second one – we just came from off of Freddie Gray.

Vittert then asked the distraught woman, “There is nothing the police can say in your mind that could make it so that it was justified?”

Shaking her head “no,” Tiffany said, “Nothing; not while I was standing here … so there is nothing that they could say in my eyes that would justify.”

Tiffany emphasizing the race of the murdering police officer certainly added color to the discussion and may be what blinded her to the truth, because in less than an hour it was revealed that there was no shooting and what Mike Tobin thought he saw and what Tiffany’s lying eyes swore she saw never happened.

After the fact, Shepard Smith did issue an on-air apology for FOX’s inaccurate account.

The dramatic scenario that Tiffany says she witnessed in the middle of that street was a racial grievance-fueled hallucination: what Miss Tiffany actually beheld was an illegal handgun falling out of the waistband of a man attempting to avoid arrest.

After hearing the truth enough times, the hope is that Tiffany will begin to recognize that by “refusing to believe what is true” and “believing what isn’t true,” the self-proclaimed eyewitness to non-existent police brutality has been fooled two ways.

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POLICE IN THE CROSS-HAIRS: Does Racial Rhetoric Empower Cop-Killers?

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Following the grand jury’s decision not to indict Darrin Wilson in the Michael Brown case, in Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn, right before Christmas, NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were shot execution-style by a black Muslim convert named Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley, who’d promised he’d put “wings on pigs.”

Now, less than six months later, race-baiters, hungry for the type of validation they feel they were denied in Ferguson, Missouri, are at it again, ginning up rioting, looting, and anger toward law enforcement, accusing cops of being abusive toward black men.

Regrettably, that claim seems to once again be empowering “thugs” to retaliate against police whose job entails controlling the volatile and unpredictable.

After ex-con Freddie Gray, a drug addict/pusher with a long rap sheet died of a severed spinal cord after being in police custody, Al Sharpton’s “No Justice No Peace” posse, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Baltimore’s fiery chief prosecutor Marilyn Mosby, promised to deliver long-overdue justice to the same youths who scorched, ransacked and plundered Baltimore.

To accomplish that goal and to teach America’s police that deference toward criminals based on skin color is a wise choice, six police officers – two of whom are black males and one of whom is a black female Sergeant – are about to be offered up on the altar of political correctness as sacrificial lambs.

Meanwhile, in Baltimore, as concrete blocks were being tossed at police in riot gear and minority businesses set on fire by those without jobs, back in Queens Village, New York, 25-year-old NYPD officer Brian Moore, a Long Island kid from a family of New York City police officers, didn’t realize it, but his life was about to end.

Following in his retired-cop dad Raymond’s footsteps, Moore was an undercover cop on the force for just five short years and the fifth NYPD police officer to be shot in five months.

While Al Sharpton was busy playing bodyguard to Mayor Rawlings-Blake, Brian Moore, on duty with Officer Erik Jansen in an unmarked police car, was shot in the head by Demetrius Blackwell, a 35-year-old black man who probably has as much love for cops as most of the rioters in Baltimore.

Moore noticed a suspicious-looking Blackwell on the street, pulled up behind the man who has been in and out of jail for the past two decades and merely asked, “Do you have something in your waist?’’

The young police officer’s intuition was accurate, because in response to being questioned Demetrius said “Yeah, I got something,” pulled a stolen Taurus Model 85 revolver from his waistband and opened fire on the two officers.

Unlike Ramos and Liu, who both died, this time only Moore was injured. After extensive surgery, an induced coma, being on life support for two days, and suffering a severe brain bleed, Brian Moore’s blood pressure dropped and he died.

Adding to the drama, at the time of Moore’s death, President Obama, a man who is certainly no stranger to racial controversy, was in New York City. Obama was in the Big Apple to block traffic, promote his “My Brother’s Keeper Alliance” initiative at Lehman College in the Bronx, attend a couple of Democrat fundraisers, and yuck it up with David Letterman.

As a wall of blue saluted the police vehicle slowly leaving Jamaica Hospital with the body of Brian Moore onboard, Obama had this to say:

“New York’s finest lost one of its own today, Brian Moore… And the family and fellow officers he joined in the NYPD and across the country deserve our gratitude and prayers not just today but every day.”

Predictably, the president missed an opportunity to bring balance to an out-of-balance racial situation by mentioning that ex-con “brother” Blackwell, who has a long history of jail time and violence, was the one who did the abusing this time, not the cops.

The truth is that the president’s perfunctory acknowledgment of Moore’s death does not make up for his numerous “police-acted-stupidly” remarks over the years, like the time in 2014 when he pointed out to disgruntled black men that “the criminal justice system doesn’t treat people of all races equally.”

Maybe Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative should stop with all the excuse-making for “brothers” who sell drugs, loot businesses, or worse yet, shoot guns with bullets that tear apart the brain stems of young police officers.

With that in mind, the last thing two young NYPD cops probably wanted was to become famous for is inciting racial unrest in New York City. That’s why one can’t help but wonder if perhaps, in an effort to be non-threatening to “Hell-Raiser”, aka Demetrius Blackwell, when Moore and Jansen encountered him fidgeting with his waistband, the two cops hesitated to draw their own weapons.

And so as Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Marilyn Mosby, Al Sharpton, and frequent David Letterman guest Barack Obama promise justice for the likes of Freddie Gray, instead of becoming the next Darrin Wilson, Brian Moore, will be laid to rest.

In the end, whether Barack Obama wants to admit it or not, NYPD Officer Brian Moore is just as much a victim of politicians who grab for power by inciting animosity among those who, inspired by Obama/Sharpton bombast, feel vindicated murdering cops, as he is a thug with a stolen gun.

Hillary on Police Brutality

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As part of her desperate attempt to reinsert herself into the White House, Hillary Clinton, who now has coded sexism on her radar, has added police brutality and racial injustice to her list of concerns.

And trust me, Hillary Clinton knows a thing or two about race.  After all, she’s married to America’s first black president, Bill Clinton, and can quote the lyrics of black Gospel songs with an inflection so authentic that if the late Queen of Gospel, Mahalia Jackson, were to hear it, she would surely shout, “Glory, hallelujah.”

Hillary is a woman who “don’t feel no ways tired … [and she] … don’t believe He brought [her] this far to leave [her]” stranded in Chappaqua baking cookies for a guy who spends time partying with perverts on “Orgy Island.”

That’s why the presidential hopeful has come up with a timely plan on how to monitor unruly law enforcement and safeguard misunderstood black rioters.

Recently, in a keynote speech given at the David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum at Columbia University in New York City, Clinton, a woman who “unmistakably and undeniably” refuses to address issues such as Benghazi, uranium to Russia, or 30,000 missing e-mails, preached to the choir that now is the time to address the “unmistakable and undeniable” racial patterns exhibited by America’s police.

Hillary, who shouted, “What difference at this point does it make?” when referring to four dead Americans in Benghazi, shared that “[a]s a citizen, a human being, my heart breaks” for the young black men killed at the hands of law enforcement.

At Columbia University, the woman who has refused to come to terms with some hard truths about her husband, herself, and the vast history of dishonesty that infuses their political careers discussed blacks and alleged police brutality by saying, “We have to come to terms with some hard truths about race and justice in America.”

Then, elevating imperiousness and total lack of self-awareness to a whole new level, the shamelessly out-of-balance Hillary stressed: “We have allowed our criminal justice system to get out of balance and these recent tragedies should galvanize us to come together as a nation to find our balance again.”

Before sharing these views, Hillary, who generally refuses to answer questions, demanded answers on Twitter concerning the death of Freddie Gray, the black man at the center of the Baltimore riots.

But when appearing live, Mrs. Clinton floated policy proposals that she said she feels need to be implemented “on our streets, in our courthouses, in our jails and prisons, in communities too long neglected.”

Predictably, in that speech, Hillary, who, together with Bill, has amassed a fortune allegedly totaling upwards of $50 million, broached the subject of income inequality by linking that topic to the streets of Ferguson and Baltimore.

According to the woman with a carpetbag stuffed to the gills with dirty money, and who, if asked a question, is honest about absolutely nothing, “[w]e also have to be honest about gaps that exist across our country, the inequality that stalks our streets.”

When Mrs. Clinton practiced law in Arkansas, her lawyering skills kept a child rapist out of jail.  Forty years later, Hillary is arguing that now is the “time to change our approach. It is time to end the era of mass incarceration.”  According to Ms. Hillary, “[w]e need a true national debate about how to reduce our prison population while keeping our communities safe.”

Maybe before the presumptive Democrat presidential nominee opens the prison doors and sets the captives free, she should spend a few hours speaking with the elderly nun who was recently raped in a home invasion by 27-year-old Juan Rudolph, an hour from Baltimore in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

 Back when Bill was president, Hillary promoted her husband’s 1994 crime bill, which, in the present political climate and according to her latest comments, she apparently now feels is either counterproductive to reducing crime or, more likely, a hindrance to her getting elected.

Nevertheless, in her keynote speech, Hillary, the wise old sage of matrimonial bliss, shared advice with her audience she should have been following in her own marriage for the last forty years but hasn’t: “missing husbands, missing fathers, missing brothers” bring “profound consequences” to families.

And while up to that point everything Hillary Clinton said at the forum reeked of profound hypocrisy, the absolute pièce de résistance came when the former first lady called for body cameras to be the “norm everywhere,” saying:

We should make sure that every police department in the country has body cameras to record interaction between officers on patrol and suspects.  That will improve transparency and accountability … [and] will help protect good people on both sides of the lens.

Then again, putting aside the obvious double standard of Hillary’s proposal, under the right conditions, the body cam does have the potential to be a valuable tool.  And to prove it, on behalf of keeping the nation’s police in line and extending racial justice to black youth, Hillary Clinton should test-drive the idea herself.

For starters, Mrs. Clinton can illustrate how well body cameras work for moderating bad behavior by pinning one on her horndog husband to “record [his] interactions” with, oh, let’s say, underage girls.

As for Hillary, sadly, she missed the opportunity to record the fateful night the U.S. Special Forces in Libya were told to “stand down,” or the day she and Bill sold uranium to the Russians for big bucks, or the afternoon two years after leaving office when, before wiping clean her personal e-mail server, she corresponded with 30,000 yoga enthusiasts.

But it’s never too late!  If Hillary Clinton really wants to “improve transparency and accountability,” henceforth and for the remainder of her presidential campaign she’ll have the perfect opportunity to set the example by attaching that tell-all body camera she’s so excited about to the lapel of her own pantsuit.

Baltimore Burns while Barack Obama Drinks Sake

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Rome might not be burning, but Baltimore sure is, and if partying in the midst of a crisis could be considered fiddling, President Obama would be quite the fiddler indeed.

Just one month after Michelle Obama visited Japan, lunched on an ornate bento box and wailed away on the Taiko drums like “Mr. Bongo” Jack Costanzo, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and his wife, Akie Abe, were guests of honor at the White House’s eighth state dinner.

As journalists in Baltimore suffered broken bones, bloodied lips, and muggings, glittering groups of elite guests dressed in black tie arrived in limos.  And what a celebration the evening turned out to be.

Cascades of pink cherry blossoms and orchids abounded.  In fact, cherry blossoms graced everything from the red chopsticks to the table’s centerpieces.  If only Laura Dowling, the head florist who was suddenly and dramatically escorted from the White House back in March, were there to supervise, surely the first lady would have been honored with a flotilla of F-Lotus blossoms.

Celebrity Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto joined the White House staff in the kitchen, and under the pink twinkling lights, to the delight of all the guests, the new “Kailua blue” Hawaii-inspired china was unveiled.

Meanwhile, as Barack Obama recited a haiku, in Baltimore, reporters and cameramen were dodging bricks and broken glass while police in riot gear tried to hold back angry rioters.

As firefighters battled the work of arsonists in West Baltimore, the first course of Toro Tartare and Caesar Sashimi Salad wrapped in clear acetate and tied with a Mizuhiki cord was served right on time.

Luckily, neither feast nor appetites were affected by the 15 police officers injured in the riots, nor were the festivities negatively impacted by Maryland governor Larry Hogan declaring a state of emergency and activating 2,000 National Guardsmen.

In fact, at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, when the second course of Vegetable Consommé En Croute and Shikai Maki arrived, according to White House state dinner watchers the focus was not on why 1,000 Baltimore police officers were being told to “stand down” by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake; it was on paying homage to Michelle’s kitchen garden.‎

Displaying an unprecedented level of sensitivity to the plight of joblessness and poverty that the president implied earlier in the day are partially responsible for the violence in Baltimore, instead of serving Japanese Kobe beef, which sells for $300 per pound in Japan, the main course was American Wagyu Beef Tenderloin, which sells for a much more affordable $137 per pound in the U.S.

The Wagyu paired with Spring Vegetables and Maui Onion Veal Jus had to be pure perfection.

For dessert, new executive pastry chef Susan Morrison threw together a blown-sugar teapot decorated with edible cherry blossoms and surrounded by petit fours, and for the dairy/gluten intolerant in the house, Morrison unveiled a cheesecake made of silken tofu and soy milk that she served with Florida berries and White House honey.

Despite burning police cruisers and pillaged taverns and liquor stores, the state dinner included American wines from California and a sake toast, which should have been dedicated to Toya Graham, the badass “Mom of the Year” who was captured on video clobbering her hoodie-wearing son for participating in the Baltimore riots.

From a state in close proximity to where people were disregarding the 10:00 pm curfew that police in riot gear were trying desperately to enforce, and as smoke grenades ignited in the streets of Baltimore, the stars of the film Jersey Boys entertained Mr. and Mrs. Obama’s guests.

All in all, and considering what was going on just 35 miles away, the evening was a – pardon the pun – smashing success.

The only thing lacking was the president sharing with his Japanese visitors how he, like a less-famous emperor before him, also sets fires and fiddles around while Baltimore burns.

Is Obama Arming Iran for a Secret Reason?

obama-iran1 Originally posted at American Thinker

When Barack Obama was elected in 2008 the general consensus was that the new president was brilliant — with nothing but hearsay to back up the claim. The Obama myth was that America’s 44th president was the “smartest man in the room,” a brainiac too “intelligent for Republicans to understand.”

Then, as weeks turned into months and months into almost two terms, Obama’s questionable decisions, obvious lack of economic prowess, faux healthcare expertise, and total lack of foreign policy and national security know-how called into question whether the Obama-is-a-genius assertion might have been a bit hasty.

Nothing the president has done or continues to do seems to make much sense. If anything, the only consistent success Barack Obama has had is managing to make worse everything he’s attempted to fix.

But then again, according to his apologists, for people of average brainpower the president’s blueprint for remedying unemployment, calming turmoil in the Middle East, and soothing racial unrest may just be too conceptually complex for mere mortals to grasp.

For instance, this Earth Day, in an effort to instruct Americans on the deteriorating condition of the environment, Obama’s superior intellect convinced him it was wise to burn 9,000 gallons of jet fuel flying aboard Air Force One to the 1.5 million-acre Everglades National Park in Florida to talk about climate change.

The president spoke directly to a crowd that included community leaders, Park Service employees, and tree-hugging sycophants, all of whom had gathered to hear what world citizen Barack Obama had to say about the future of the planet.

Thankfully, with swampland as his backdrop, the president did successfully avoid being eaten alive by high-jumping alligators looking for high-powered delicacies for lunch.

Meanwhile, sounding as if he were referring to his magical self and not the Everglades, Obama said, “You can see what makes this unique landscape so magical.”

“Climate change is threatening this treasure and the communities that depend on it,” said the treasured one, “and if we don’t act, there may not be an Everglades as we know it.”

The “as we know it” warning was a bit odd coming from a guy who is single-handedly destabilizing the world’s precarious nuclear balance. Obama, who is all but placing a nuclear bomb into the hands of a terrorist state, probably should be less concerned about the Everglades and more concerned about the disappearance of Israel “as we know it.”

But he’s not.

Instead he’s focusing on the pressing issue of climate change and global warming. And while the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran is terrifying to some, based on his previously established level of intellectual acumen, there may actually be a method to what appears to be another example of Obama’s madness.

Surely the president is well aware that U.S. government computer models predict that even a small nuclear war anywhere on the planet could trigger “unprecedented” global cooling. With global warming the culprit, cooling, however it’s accomplished, would provide a quick fix for the guy in need of a boost in the polls.

Sure, a small-scale nuclear war would cause global cooling, further reduction of the ozone layer, and harmful ultraviolet radiation. That, in turn, would usher in death, disease, and drought due to things like lack of rainfall.

But ultimately mass starvation and plague could deliver positive results, particularly for the growing problem of overpopulation. Then, in due time, as millions die off, the president’s credibility would be greatly improved among organizations concerned with controlling world population, like the U.N., and his legacy as a transformative leader would be secured.

If Iran lobbed a nuke at Israel, smoky, dusty, ashy high-carbon clouds would block the warmth of the sun. That, coupled with radioactive fallout, would usher in a “nuclear winter” capable of instantly stopping the destructive heating trend Obama so passionately believes is wreaking havoc in places like the Florida Everglades.

But most importantly, thanks to superb forethought and unprecedented planning, global warming would cease, and global cooling would commence.

Either way, for many — including the entire nation of Israel — the perplexing question for a long time has been: why is a U.S. president helping the Iranians acquire an atomic bomb? The thought of it didn’t seem to make much sense.

But now, the idea of a small-scale nuclear war being environmentally friendly could actually be a stroke of genius.

On Earth Day, at the edge of the swamplands, the motivation behind the former president of the Harvard Law Review negotiating with the Ayatollah may be falling into place. Could it be that Barack Obama’s long-term goal is to help Iran acquire the nukes necessary to finally put an end to global warming?

If it is, at least for him, it could be a win/win!

By shifting America’s attention from Iran acquiring a nuclear bomb to helping Americans accept the much loftier goal of a small nuclear blast to remedy global warming, Barack Obama can cure the climate crisis and officially reclaim his reputation as America’s brainiest president.


 

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BARACK OBAMA’S JOKE TIME YIPEE! The Unemployed Have Healthcare

Barack Obama#WOriginally posted at CLASH Daily

At the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, once again “aging socialist Muslim” Barack Obama dipped his toe into the stand-up comedy pool. The problem is that what he had to say was more sad than funny.

At the podium, where he was supposed to be poking fun at himself aided by a cache of really bad jokes, Obama endeavored to justify his failed policies (hardy-har-har) and humiliate his critics.

At one point in his largely vindictive routine the president had this to say:

The fact is, though, at this point, my legacy is finally beginning to take shape. The economy is getting better. Nine in ten Americans now have health coverage. [Applause.] Today, thanks to Obamacare, you no longer have to worry about losing your insurance if you lose your job. You’re welcome, Senate Democrats. [Laughter and applause.]

“If?” Shouldn’t it be more like “since you lost your job,” or “when you lose your job?”
Either way, there are many problems with the president’s statement, the most glaring of which is Obama’s lack of elaboration on the “you no longer have to worry about losing your insurance if you lose your job” comment.

Although the comedically-challenged Obama is anything but amusing, what’s really not amusing is the cold hard truth that approximately 92 million, count ’em, 92 million, or half of America’s working-age population, may have Obama’s shoddy health insurance but are also not working.

In other words, how big of a laugh would Obama have gotten if, instead of pumping up his pathetic legacy, he decided to mention that in 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) – wait, wait, this is really hilarious – 19.9% of the 81 million families in America, or 16 million family units, had no one working?

It could have gone something like this: “I’m proud to say that, thanks to me, half of all working-age Americans, although hopelessly and possibly permanently unemployed, have all the time in the world to apply for Obamacare.”

Talk about rip-snortingly funny.

The data on unemployed families comes to us through the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey of the civilian non-institutional population.

Although, based on what’s happening in Ferguson and Baltimore, clearly some of those counted among the unemployed belong either in jail or in an insane asylum, census numbers include people 16 and older who are not on active duty in the military or in an institution such as a prison, nursing home, or mental hospital.

Looters and lunatics aside, when looking for stuff to tickle the funny bone of sycophant celebrities and fawning journalists, maybe instead of mocking Dick Cheney and FOX News and trying desperately to convince America he’s not a socialist Muslim, Obama the Joke Teller could have been more upfront. But he wasn’t.

And that’s understandable, because at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner love fest, Barack Obama was probably so excited about telling jokes and having “anger translator” Keegan-Michael Keys, aka “Luther,” verbalize what is really seething below the surface of his otherwise calm demeanor that he forgot to mention that in 1 out of 5 American families no one is working.

For us it’s different. According to William Shakespeare’s King Lear, “In jest, there is truth,” so how about we do what the president didn’t do and provide a witty visual?

For those who have problems grasping numbers:  16,000,000 American families amount to 879 Madison Square Gardens filled to capacity with one representative from each family unit. Of the staggering 92 million people in America who are currently not in the workforce, a large number of jobless people clearly belong to some of the 16 million families where not one person in the household is employed.

With that visual in mind, what really would have been comical is if instead of sharing what he perceives to be a superb legacy, the president ’fessed up, mixed a little truth in with his jest and said, “Thanks to me, Obama-unemployment-induced bleeding ulcers, heart attacks, strokes and migraine headaches are now fully covered by Obamacare!”

ANOTHER ‘DREAMER’ AT WORK? Illegal Aliens and the Raping of America’s Children

Originally posted at CLASH Dailyhermes-rivera

Based on reports chronicling illegal immigrants raping or attempting to rape young children, what is becoming abundantly clear is that either having sex with minors is a cultural norm that will now be part of America’s diversity or, more likely, after flouting the law to enter the US, illegals believe sexual satisfaction at the expense of an American child is part of Obama’s benefit package.

Just the other day in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, 22-year-old unauthorized immigrant /DREAMer Juan Perez-Juarez apparently had a hankering for some carnal amusement. To quench that thirst, he attempted to lure an eight-year-old girl playing in her yard to get into his car. When the child refused, Juan emerged, exposed his genitals and urinated in the street. Thankfully, the girl’s father saw what was happening and confronted the beast. Scared off, Juan jumped back into his car and fled, crashing twice before being arrested.

Now, in Kenner, Louisiana, 25-year-old Hermes Rivera “made love” three times to the 10-year-old daughter of his girlfriend which, in the America legal system, translates into three counts of aggravated rape.

According to a video made by the child, and found by her mother, it seems that undocumented immigrant/Lothario Hermes Rivera felt it was just fine to have sex with the child in “their” bedroom, and did so three, count ’em, three times between March and April 3, 2015.

In addition to Perez-Juarez and “Romeo” Rivera there are thousands of other illegal sex offenders that the US government has released into our neighborhoods, not to mention reprobates who have raped or molested children as young as three, one of whom was recently detained at the southern border that Barack Obama simply refuses to secure.

In other words, American children have purposely been placed in a precarious position of unnecessary risk.

The dangers our kids face are not only from deadly pathogens and viruses like Enterovirus D-68, which was brought in from Latin America and has killed 12 children and sickened or paralyzed dozens more, but from sexual deviants who’ve been led to believe that Barack Obama cares more about allowing them into America illegally than he does enforcing the law.

And rightly so!

As harsh as it may sound, the man whose liberal vision includes approving, encouraging, and funding the destruction of 4,000 unborn babies a day has proven that when it comes to immigration reform, the safety and well-being of America’s children are also not high on his list of priorities.

In the end, like it or not, Americans, both young and old alike, are all being ferried along a perilous path toward the president’s progressive utopia. That’s why, all things considered, an occasional illegal alien raping a young child pales in comparison to some of the other horrors Barack Obama has headed our way.