Thursday, July 30, 2015

Rutgers Professor Compares US to ISIS

Gary Fouse
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http://garyfouse.blogspot.com


Deepa Kumar is a radical professor at Rutgers University who has tweeted out references comparing the US  to ISIS. She was featured this evening on Bill O'Reilly's show on Fox News.

Here is a report from SoCawlege.com

http://socawlege.com/rutgers-professor-deepa-kumar-united-states-more-brutal-than-isis-its-sad-when-people-blame-hamas-for-conflict/

In this article in Inside Higher Education, Ms Kumar defends herself.

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/07/29/professor-says-her-comments-social-media-have-been-unfairly-characterized

I added my own comment on the above reader thread (not yet posted). Ms Kumar, I note, was one of the faculty activists who opposed a speaking appearance by Condi Rice at Rutgers recently. Thus, she appears to be another one of these academics who feel that free speech only applies to them because opposing opinions are just wrong and therefore not fit to be heard and evaluated.

Ms Kumar has the right of free speech to trash her adopted country (She comes from India). Nobody is going to arrest her and nobody is going to fire her.

But folks like little ol' me also have a right to respond to her vile comments and express our own. If anyone has threatened her, as she says, I condemn that. But I will gladly join the ranks of "right-wing blogs" that are criticizing her.

Friday, July 24, 2015

The US Continues to Turn a Blind Eye to Islamic Persecution of Christians (and Other Threats)

Gary Fouse
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http://garyfouse.blogspot.com



"The U.S. insists that Muslims are the primary victims of Boko Haram... The question remains -- why is the U.S. downplaying or denying the attacks against Christians?" — Emmanuel Ogebe, Nigerian human rights lawyer, Washington D.C"


As Islamic persecution of Christians continues to rage world-wide, our clueless administration continues to ignore it. Our State Department tries to keep Christians from even visiting the US to testify about what is happening. In the below piece for the Gatestone Institute, Raymond Ibrahim describes how our State Department is hostile to Christian concerns for fear of offending the Islamic world.

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/6141/state-dept-bars-christian-testimony

"Sister Diana, an influential Iraqi Christian leader, who was scheduled to visit the U.S. to advocate for persecuted Christians in the Mideast, was denied a visa by the U.S. State Department even though she had visited the U.S. before, most recently in 2012."

Meanwhile, the administration is in the process of relocating some 65,000 Syrians to the US. And we just cross-posted that story about a DHS bus full of Somalis being taken from the Mexican border to a detention center.

And speaking of Jeh Johnson, the empty suit head of DHS, this is the guy who just recently was asked by a Congressional Committee if anyone in the administration had reached out to the Steinle family, to which he said, "To who?" He had no idea who the young lady (Kate Steinle) was or at least he didn't know the name of the victim of the murder  in San Francisco at the hands of an illegal alien career criminal who should not have been on the streets to begin with. It was the biggest DHS-related issue on that day, and he didn't even know the name of the victim. After it was explained to him, he said that he didn't know if the family had been contacted. (They hadn't.)

But it gets worse with this boob. This week, he was captured on video explaining why DHS and the administration are not supposed to use the term Islamic terror when talking about ISIS or all the other Islamic terror groups.

It is because (according to Johnson) we need to reach out to the Muslim community and assure them that all this has nothing to do with Islam (hat tip Inquisitr).

http://www.inquisitr.com/2276932/dhs-secretary-jeh-johnson-refuses-to-call-isis-fighters-islamic-terrorists/

“I think it’s critical that in order to build our relationships and build our level of cooperation with the Islamic communities here, we have to say to them ‘Look, we understand that what this depraved terrorist organization is doing is no part of your religion.'”

Really? 

If I may ask Mr Johnson a rather convoluted question: If all this terror emanating from ISIS, al Qaeda, al Shabaab, Hamas, Hezbollah, and all the others has nothing to do with Islam, what trust or cooperation is needed? Why do you need to reach out to the Muslim community? 

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"To who?"

This boob, like his predecessor, Janet Napolitano, is clearly not up to the job. We are already paying the cost in American lives from Boston to Chattanooga to the US-Mexican border. And make no mistake: There are more to come.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Planned Parenthood Official: "I Want a Lamborghini"

Gary Fouse
fousesquawk
http://garyfouse.blogspot.com


The Center for Medical Progress, a pro-life group, has just released a second undercover video with another top Planned Parenthood official. In this video, Dr. Mary Gatter discusses the sale of fetal tissue. This tape is just as shocking as the first released by CMP. It also contradicts a statement just issued by PP president Cecile Richards that PP does not profit in any way from fetal tissue.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/07/21/new-planned-parenthood-video-shows-top-doc-haggling-over-price-fetal-body-parts/

Regardless of where you stand on the abortion issue, these tapes have to make you sick. Where have we come as a society where we have this organization, which receives millions of dollars from the government, can show such crass indifference to the babies they are aborting? These people can sit there over lunch and discuss what parts of a baby to crush and how much certain organs or tissue will cost. This is Nazi-like thinking.

Exaggerating am I? Contrast this with images of Joseph Mengele at Auschwitz taking twins off of box-cars to conduct experiments on them at Auschwitz. Contrast this with the Nazi euthanasia of the mentally disabled and forced abortions on the disabled, feeble-minded, Jews and Gypsies.

And you know what? The main reason the Nazis built the gas chambers at places like Auschwitz was that the psychological stress was becoming too much on the ordinary German soldiers, who were herding Jews en masse into ditches and shooting them by the hundreds. People like Heinrich Himmler recognized that they were producing soldiers who were being destroyed psychologically and turned into alcoholics to drown their guilt. That was also why they used prisoners to do the dirty work of herding the Jews into the gas chambers, cremating the bodies and disposing of the ashes.

Dr Gatter should have asked for a Mercedes Benz instead of a Lamborghini.

This is a classic example of how this nation began to lose its soul when Roe vs Wade was passed. Now we have doctors stuffing their faces with salad and asking for refills of their wine as they casually describe how they "did" a "17-weeker" that very morning.

If you want to argue that abortion is a right and a necessity, be my guest. Then explain to me why Planned Parenthood is deserving of government (tax-payer) funding.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Chattanooga: Just the Latest and More to Come

Gary Fouse
fousesquawk
http://garyfouse.blogspot.com


Chattanooga, Tennessee now is the latest dot on the US terror map. We have four dead Marines killed far from the field of combat by a 24-year-old Kuwaiti-born Tennessee resident named Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez. These are the latest sacrifices on the altar of the religion of peace.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/07/16/shooting-reported-at-chattanooga-army-recruiting-center-college-on-lockdown/


Not all the facts are in, but I have some preliminary thoughts.

Isn't Kuwait the nation we liberated from a horrific occupation by Saddam Hussein's Iraqi army?

I do not regard it as an accident that Tennessee has now seen a terrorist attack. Bill Warner, a Tennessee resident and expert on Islam has long warned that Tennessee is an active battleground state with much Islamist activity including the controversial construction of the Murfreesboro mosque. The thinking is that if Islam can conquer a Bible Belt state like Tennessee, the other 49 will be easy.

I also note the name of William Killian, the US Attorney from Knoxville, who is front and center making public pronouncements on this case. The is the same man who two years ago was making implied threats to local citizens in Manchester, Tennessee that they could be prosecuted for their opposition to Islam.

http://garyfouse.blogspot.com/2013/06/more-video-from-tennessee-free-speech.html

I wonder how Mr Killian feels now. Maybe he should go back and review the concerns those people at the public meeting he held expressed.





Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Liberal Bias in Academia? The AAUW

Gary Fouse
fousesquawk
http://garyfouse.blogspot.com



There have been a lot of reports of surveys in recent years showing the liberal bias and political leanings (Democrat) of university professors. Here is one to add to the list. While waiting for my class to begin yesterday at UC Irvine, I picked up a copy of the American Association of University Women from a campus news rack. The issue was dedicated to the voting record of the 113th Congress, which covers the period January 2013-August 2014. If you go to the first link, you can download (second link) the voting records of each member of the Senate and House of Representatives as to 9 particular issues that the AAUW has interest in. A plus mark indicates that the politician has voted favorably on the issue (according to AAUW), while a minus sign indicates the opposite. In addition, each person is given a score from 0-100, one hundred being highest according to the scale. Obviously, a score above 50 is favorable while a score below 50 is unfavorable.

You will note that in most every case, Republicans scored below 50 while Democrats scored above 50. This pretty much tells you the leanings of the AAUW. At the first link you can also view past ratings.


https://www.aauwaction.org/voter-education/congressional-voting-record/

https://www.aauwaction.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/CVR-2013-14.pdf


In addition, I have highlighted some of the narrative in the second link to give you a flavor of the leanings of the AAUW.

"President Barack Obama’s second term started with an ideologically divided Congress, unwilling or unable to move legislation in the most basic policy areas. The president was forced to play a more visible role in defending key priorities such as health care, immigration reform, and judicial nominations, which became targets for congressional obstruction and even repeal". 

"The House of Representatives was more productive than the Senate in the volume of legislation moved forward, but the chamber largely focused on Tea Party priorities rather than moving more moderate proposals that might have had a chance of garnering Senate support and eventually being signed into law. For an example of this posturing, look no further than the 18 House votes that have been taken to repeal the Affordable Care Act in the 113th Congress, increasing the total number of House repeal votes to 54 in the past four years."

"As partisan gridlock and bickering have stalled congressional legislation, President Obama and his cabinet have grown increasingly frustrated with the lack of dialog and progress. During his first Cabinet meeting of 2014, the president made it clear that he would take action where Congress did not, stating, “We’re not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help they need. I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone.”24 He was referring to his power to issue executive orders, which, while limited in scope, could be used to advance his agenda. The president also promised to ensure additional regulatory guidance and reform, creating inter-agency task forces on critical policy issues, clarifying the rules underpinning a variety of laws, and providing stronger road maps for enforcement." 

I think you get the flavor.

"Uhhhhh.......yeaaaah,."

Friday, July 10, 2015

What ISIS Did in Palmyra

Gary Fouse
fousesquawk
http://garyfouse.blogstop.com


Hat tip Revoltes en Europe

Viewer warning: Graphic images

A week or so ago, ISIS captured the Syrian town of Palmyra, a site noted for its antiquities and Roman columns. Of course all that pre-dated the birth of Islam, so according to ISIS, it must be eradicated. Most observers expect the columns to come down soon while other treasures have already been smashed.

Now ISIS has used the Roman structures as a backdrop for their latest massacre, the execution of 25 captured Syrian soldiers. The video produced by ISIS with great pride comes from the French blog, Revoltes en Europe. (Warning: They are graphic.)

The title in French reads, "Muslims of the Islamic State kill 25 Syrian soldiers. Those who are sensitive should refrain (from watching). The video has been hidden from view on orders by the media."

http://revoltes-en-europe.over-blog.com/2015/07/les-musulmans-de-l-etat-islamique-tuent-25-soldats-syriens-dans-le-theatre-romain-de-palmyre-syrie-ames-sensibles-s-abstenir-video-o

I have said it before, and I will repeat: This is something that has no place in the West.  It should be isolated in the Middle East, where it is perfectly at home.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Lois Lerner Saga: IRS and DOJ Violated the Law

Gary Fouse
fousesquawk
http://garyfouse.blogspot.com


Judicial Watch has obtained more documents that show that Lois Lerner, her agency (IRS) and DOJ were working to go after conservative political groups criminally. More specifically, the IRS gave tax-payer income tax returns to the FBI-in violation of the law.

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2015/07/07/reconfirmed-irs-tried-to-get-conservative-groups-criminally-prosecuted-illegally-shared-info-with-doj-n2022245?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm&newsletterad

As I have said before, when I was a DEA agent, I often had occasion to work with IRS's Criminal Investigation Division as they often investigated drug traffickers and their illicit cash transactions/proceeds. However, it was illegal for them to provide me with income tax returns for suspects.

Indictments should follow in this mess. Unfortunately, who is going to indict and prosecute? DOJ?