Tuesday, December 30, 2014

How Dumb of me

How dumb of me
by Norman E. Hooben
Let’s start with the word stupid…Stupid defined:
stu•pid ˈst(y)o͞opəd/
adjective: stupid; comparative adjective: stupider; superlative adjective: stupidest
lacking intelligence or common sense."I was stupid enough to think she was perfect"
synonyms: unintelligent, ignorant, dense, foolish, dull-witted, slow, simpleminded, vacuous, vapid, idiotic, imbecilic, imbecile, obtuse, doltish; More informal thick, dim, dimwitted, slow-witted, dumb, dopey, dozy, moronic, cretinous, pea-brained, half-witted, soft in the head, brain-dead, boneheaded, thickheaded, wooden-headed, mutton headed, daft

Now suppose that you are a homeless and hungry person and I offered you a hot meal and a warm place to stay during a cold winter’s night with no strings attached and you refused. Would you call that decision stupid? Say, “Yes.”; because it would be stupid. Then there’s that ignorant part that tells us we are lacking in knowledge or awareness in general; uneducated or unsophisticated.
I’d like to apply those words to a certain group of American people…maybe even a majority of Americans…but certainly the majority of American voters. Now don’t get upset with me as some people did with Jonathan Gruber. What? Who’s he? Well if you don’t know, then you are obviously ignorant; perhaps stupid. Gruber, that superior smart aleck professor from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) proclaimed the American voter was too stupid to know what was in the so-called Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare, which resulted in the bill’s passage into law. Well I’ve got news for you. Gruber was 100% correct with his assessment of the American voter; especially all those voters who supported Obama. What Gruber did not mention in his critical analysis is that every member of Congress who voted for the not-so-cheap medical insurance bill was also stupid…and let’s use another of those meaningful words, idiotic. Not one aye saying member of Congress bothered reading the bill and yet it passed overwhelmingly. It seems only an idiot politician would sign their constituent’s livelihood away without even reading one of the more than twenty-thousand pages. Well now that we know that most voters are stupid, ignorant, and idiotic let’s get down to more serious business. It’s not only your livelihood which is at stake; it’s your freedom and every aspect of your American way of life.
We all know that Obama is a Communist at heart (If you don’t know by now you’re brain dead. Besides being raised as a communist, he was a member of the New Party while he was a community organizer and member of the Illinois State Senate…any more, I don’t have time for here, but you can find it on your own the same way responsible voters do.), as well as a Muslim sympathizer (Again, if you don’t know this by now you’re simpleminded and vacuous). Obama set out to fundamentally change America…and he’s doing it. He hates America and everything America stands for…freedom, being Her most important character trait. He is also a member of the politic elite that fall into the category of control-freaks and he can care less how he garners that control. If Congress does not act, he will. Those are his words and also the words of someone who desires to be a dictator.
Whatever is Obama’s most pressing issue in his quest for change is up for grabs but we do know that it includes Muslims. He supported the Muslim Brotherhood (and still does) during the power struggle in Egypt. He bows before Saudi Arabia’s king (no U.S. President has ever stooped so low as to bow before some lesser leader). He supports Sharia law, an Islamic ideology that if allowed in America would complete his fundamental change…women would most likely be the most affected and not in a good way. He has planted people in the U.S. military that are actively working against customs previously treasured (there’s recent activity trying to get rid of Christianity in the Army). In my opinion, he was proud of the Muslim major in the U.S. Army who gunned down a number of our servicemen at Fort Hood, Texas. For those of you who believe that he had Osama bin laden killed (I believe bin Laden was already dead and an imposter was sacrificed for Obama’s sake.), no other conqueror in history has destroyed the evidence of his victory (Why was he shot in the head with no pictures taken, and the corpse buried at sea?). He has released Muslim terrorists imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay for no apparent reason; many who have returned to the battlefield to kill more Americans (not only do you and I know this, Obama knows and he keeps right on doing it).While Obama hates Christians as much as he hates America he usually escapes to Hawaii during that very Christian holiday called, “Christmas.” During his latest taxpayer funded trip to the Islands he played a round of golf with one of his friends that for the rest of us, his friend would just as soon chop off our heads. His golf partner this year is none other than the radical Islamist prime minister of Malaysia Najib Razak. He’s the guy that praised the actions of terrorist groups such as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) for their victories (Hello! Did you catch that? Their victories are over killed Americans!).
Now it goes without saying Obama hates Jews; every Muslim does! So while Obama gets cozy with his Malaysian Muslim in Hawaii (probably bad-mouthing Christians) his other Muslim friend is spreading Jew-hatred in Gaza. His name is Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi. You can read about it here: Ken Livingstone’s favourite Islamist spreads Jew-hatred in Gaza. But how do I know this guy is Obama’s friend? Only friends call each other when they need some assistance. Here I would inject that no Obama voter ever bothered to investigate these matters therefore they are the low-information voters called “low-information voters” (How’s that for a double whammy!). Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi was the friend that Obama called to mediate secret negotiations between the United States and the Taliban back in 2011 (Whatever happened to the job of Secretary of State?). Qaradawi is also the Muslim Brotherhood’s leading jurist!
Are you about to say, “How dumb of me!”? That’s called “stupid”…wake up America.

Monday, December 29, 2014

America is Not a Racist Country

Gary Fouse

This article originally appeared in Eagle Rising.

I was born in 1945 in Los Angeles. Some might say I grew up in a part of the country that was spared racial segregation as it existed in the deep South. That would not be completely accurate. In those days, black people basically resided in South Central LA and some pockets of Venice on the West Side. We were segregated by neighborhood.

My mother was from North Carolina, and I grew up thinking of it as my second home. My mom and dad would take me back there every couple of summers to visit her family. Actually, it was usually just my mom who took me. I remember when I was still a small boy and we were driving past a restaurant that had a sign on the window reading, "Whites only." Even at my tender age, the sign caught my attention. That was the North Carolina of the 1950s. That it existed anywhere in the US said something about the entire country. It is fair to say that America at that time was, indeed, a racist country. It was most severe in the South, but to one degree or another, it was everywhere.

Then came the 1960s and the Civil Rights movement. It was a time of marches, race riots, Martin Luther King, and ultimately reform. It was not just a reform of our laws but a change in the way white people thought of black people. The greatness of Martin Luther King and those who worked with him was that they struck a cord in the psyche of white Americans. One of the things that makes this country great is that when people really see injustice in front of them-true injustice- they will correct it. Thus, in my lifetime, I have seen a transformation in this country that is of historic proportions, a change that few countries and few people would be capable of in a period of a couple of generations.

It is painfully true that many black Americans have been left behind in the inner cities and constitute an economic underclass for lack of a better expression. Does the legacy of slavery and segregation still play a role in this? To some extent, yes. However, I think there are other factors more important.

Larry Elder, a black radio talk show host who is nationally syndicated, believes that the biggest problem facing black America today is the lack of a stable family and the absence of the father. He points out that in the worst days of Jim Crow, the black illegitimate birth rate was about 25%. Today, it is over 70%. White racism, according to Elder, is so far down the list of problems facing blacks today that it is insignificant. I agree though my perception as a white is always going to be different from that of black folks.

But how to explain this odd statistic? There is only one plausible reason I can come up with. Our government leaders in the 1960s, trying to do the right thing, instituted a system of welfare that all but destroyed the incentive to have a stable two-parent family and for people to wait to have children until they could support them. Instead, welfare encouraged the idea of having children early and out of wedlock. The government would take care of the expenses. Sub-standard housing in the inner city? The answer was subsidized housing projects that became urban nightmares.

And where has all of this brought us? Today, we are consumed with Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and other young black men who for one reason or another have gotten involved in deadly encounters with cops and died as a result. The black community is angry. The cops are being accused of being racist murderers. The justice system is accused of being unfair to blacks, which results in a disproportionate number of blacks in our prisons. Did they commit the crimes they were convicted of? That seems irrelevant. We have protests, marches, riots and now two dead NYPD officers. Never mind that there is not one shred of evidence that Brown or Garner were singled out by the police because they were black.

Let me come directly to the point: America today is not a racist country. Are there racists walking around? Yes, but they come in all colors. The phenomena that we see in certain cities like Los Angeles where black gang members and Mexican gang members are shooting it out on the streets against each other and continuing that warfare in California prisons, is not because of white racism. Black on black murders and Hispanic on Hispanic murders cannot be blamed on white racism. And shame on all of us when we ignore these murders to focus on the relatively rare cases where minorities are shot by cops almost always in circumstances that are justified as just happened last night in Berkeley, Missouri a St Louis neighborhood. If Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton want to lead marches, they should be marching in Chicago, where black on black murder is at a deadly high. Where are the protests against that?

America is still a country with racial issues and racial divisions. But America today is not a racist country.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Max Blumenthal's Despicable Rant Against Sniper Chris Kyle

Gary Fouse

Hat tip American Thinker

“I haven’t seen American Sniper, but correct me if I’m wrong: An occupier mows down faceless Iraqis but the real victim is his anguished soul,” Blumenthal wrote smugly on his Twitter account. “[T]he whole film’s appeal seems to derive from the latent racism that led America into Iraq.”
-Max Blumenthal

Max Blumenthal is a writer and son of ex-Clinton hatchet man Sid Blumenthal.  Young Max has been featured on this site in the past. Most of the time he is making common cause with the pro-Palestinian movement and demonizing the Jewish state of Israel, which he hates with a passion that borders on the abnormal.

I have often noted that so many of Israel's most fierce critics also hate the US as well- even if they are Americans. Now Blumenthal has confirmed that he belongs in that group with his tweets attacking the film, American Sniper, its protagonist, Chris Kyle, as well as our country. The below article is by Rick Moran in American Thinker.


First of all, it would certainly never occur to Blumenthal to do what Kyle did-put on the uniform of his country and fight to defend it. Yet here he is attacking a brave patriot who is no longer here to defend himself. It is beyond sickening. Maybe he should go and actually watch the film he is attacking. He might learn what a real man is like.

Ten Max Blumenthals could not make one Chris Kyle.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Killed in the Line of Duty

Gary Fouse

"They always knew they could be
They never thought they would be
God knows none ever should be
Killed in the line of duty"

"Killed in the Line of Duty" by Dan Marcou

(Hat tip Goodfellows)

Rafael Ramos-Po Wenjian Liu

Sunday, December 21, 2014

The NY Shooter-The Motive is Known

Gary Fouse

So now it's official. It was pretty obvious from the moment it happened, but now there is no doubt. The killer of two NYPD cops today was out to get revenge for Michael Brown and Eric Garner.



Beyond the tragedy itself, New York is in a state of crisis as the police force has literally and figuratively turned its back on the city's leftist mayor Bill de Blasio, who just a few days ago told the citizens that they should fear their own police-the same police who gave their lives on 9-11 when they and firemen rushed into the Twin Towers to save their fellow citizens. You can view the video where the cops turn their backs on de Blasio as we walks through the hospital below.


If De Blasio has blood on his hands for helping stoke the fires, others do as well. In the past days and weeks, President Obama and Attorney General Holder have spoken out on the Brown and Garner cases in ways that were highly critical of the police in Ferguson and New York. Never mind that grand juries in both cases composed of bi-racial jurors decided that no charges were merited.

Everyone who took part in the violent demonstrations where officers were attacked on the Brooklyn Bridge has blood on their hands. Those who marched through New York chanting, 'What do we want?" "Dead Cops. "When do we want it?" Now," also have blood on their hands.

But if De Blasio, Obama and Holder have blood on their hands, Al Sharpton has blood all over his tailor made suit. Once again, this despicable man has stoked the fires and incited violence with his demonstrations and chants of, "No justice-no peace." How this man has persevered through the decades amid all the incitements, the phony accusations, the slander, the income tax problems, Crown Hts.etc., I cannot fathom.  And here he is with his own show on MSNBC and most recently a guest at the White House where he is included as one of those who will solve the problems of race and policing in America. He is the one that the CEO of Sony reached out to for absolution after her tasteless e-mail remarks about Obama. It is beyond sickening.

And read the  words of these poseurs after they have contributed to the wave of violence against our police that has now culminated in the deaths of two officers.

"Two brave men won't be going home to their loved ones tonight, and for that, there is no justification," Obama said in a statement while vacationing with his family in Hawaii. "The officers who serve and protect our communities risk their own safety for ours every single day - and they deserve our respect and gratitude every single day."
(Now you say it.)

"Our nation must always honor the valor -- and the sacrifices -- of all law enforcement officers with a steadfast commitment to keeping them safe," Holder said. "This means forging closer bonds between officers and the communities they serve, so that public safety is not a cause that is served by a courageous few, but a promise that's fulfilled by police officials and citizens working side by side."
(Talk about straddling the fence.)

"I have spoken to the Garner family and we are outraged by the early reports of the police killed in Brooklyn today," civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton said in a statement. "Any use of the names of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, in connection with any violence or killing of police, is reprehensible and against the pursuit of justice in both cases."
(Translation: Don't blame us.)

"We're all in this together," said de Blasio to a group of cops in the hospital. (One answered, "No we aren't.")

Words. Empty hollow words by men who should have been supporting their police instead of throwing them under the bus while mobs raged.

And I'd like to know where Chief Bill Bratton is in all this. How he can stand by silently while the mayor trashes his officers is beyond me. In my mind, he should resign in protest.

To all of the people I mentioned above, those with names and those whose names we don't know, I say....
Are you proud?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

SONY Caves to N Korea

Gary Fouse

And where is our president?

For those of you who may not know,. Sony Pictures in Culver City, California sits on the site of the old MGM Studio lot. I know this because my father used to work at MGM.

Today, it has just been announced that in the wake of cyber terror threats to hit US theatres with 9-11 attacks if the film, "The Interview" is shown, many theatres have cancelled plans to show the film, which was set to debut on Christmas Day. Now Sony Pictures has cancelled the Christmas debut.


As we suspected all along, it also now appears that thebthreat comes out of North Korea.

And where is President Obama? He is too busy announcing the re-establishment of relations with Cuba.

What comes next? Do we cancel showings of films like, "American Sniper" if ISIS threatens to strike our theatres that show it?

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

ISIS Supporters in the US

Gary Fouse

Yesterday, it was an ISIS sympathizer who took hostages and killed two in a Sydney cafe. It's just a matter of time before a similar attack happens here.


Every Western country, and I include Australia in that group, has a number of its citizens or residents fighting with ISIS in Iraq and Syria. In some cases, it is a number in the dozens. With other countries, it may be in the hundreds, such as the UK and France. ISIS has already sent out the call to its sympathizers in the West that they should attack in their home countries whenever they can as lone wolves. It has happened in Canada and other countries. I expect in the coming year, we will experience several such attacks in the US. The FBI has been doing a good job of stopping several of them before they could attack. Some, however, are going to slip through the net. Most of the people we need to worry about are ones we allowed to enter this country from parts of the world where Islamic violence and intolerance are running rampant. Some are native-born converts to Islam. The common thread, however, always comes back to Islam notwithstanding the never ending claims that this all has nothing to do with Islam. It is a claim that has become laughable. Not discussing these truths in the name of political correctness will not protect us from terrorism.

Secure borders anyone?

Monday, December 15, 2014

The Attack in Sydney Ends

Gary Fouse

The hostage incident in Sydney has ended. The gunman is dead as is at least one innocent person. There are wounded.


A couple of thoughts to add to the details that are now known. Not knowing Australian law, I don't know why this Iranian immigrant was allowed to remain in the country and/or  why he was not in custody on charges of being involved in the murder of his ex-wife. Suffice to say he was well-known to the authorities. His motive, in spite of what some authorities were saying in the past hours after the Shehada flag was displayed in the Lindt cafe window, was clear. He was on an act of jihad. Whether he had hard links to ISIS or was one of the "lone wolves" ISIS has called upon to attack whenever they can in the West ( I am including Australia in the "West" here.) is unknown and perhaps, academic.

In the wake of this incident, some Australians have come forth and offered to escort Muslims around to allay their fears of backlash against Muslims. That is highly commendable. I suspect and hope that it will not be necessary. I know the Australian people are better than that. I don't expect them to lash out at innocent Muslims. Australian does have a highly radicalized Muslim element who have talked about publicly beheading people. The police are investigating that as we speak.

The problem is not really peaceful and tolerant Muslims who are trying to live their lives and are willing to respect others. However, there is a problem with the ideology of Islam far and beyond the manner in which they worship God every day. In the meantime, this incident has surely awakened millions of more people to that reality.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Lectured on Islam by Joe Biden!

Gary Fouse

"Let me tell you a thing or two about Islam."
- Joe Biden to Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Hat tip Washington Examiner and Jihad Watch

You really have to read to near the end of this article about Muslim apostate and Islam-critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali, where she describes her meeting with Joe Biden, who tried to explain to her that ISIS has nothing to do with Islam.

                          "Hell, I was circumcised when I was kid too. That's no big f----' deal."

The problem with Joe Biden is that he has always considered himself to be the smartest person in the room. He displayed this time after time when he was a senator and holding hearings on this and that. The truth of the matter is that Joe Biden is a complete fool. When you make a statement like that to a woman who has lived her life in fear because of her apostasy from and criticism of Islam, you prove once and for all that you are a fool. Had Ms Ali wished to continue the conversation with this boob, she could have shown him this picture (below) of Dutch film maker Theo Van Gogh, with whom she produced a film critical of Islam's treatment of women.

"Mr Biden, let me tell you a thing or two about Islam."

Friday, December 5, 2014

Hillary Clinton's Latest Verbal Gaffe

Gary Fouse

"Smart Power"

"And I empathize with you!"

This is another sterling example why Hillary Clinton is unfit to be our commander in chief. In her latest speaking gig (I wonder how much she got paid for this one.) she said that we must show empathy and respect for our enemies' point of view.


Can you imagine FDR or Harry Truman speaking like this about Nazi Germany or Imperial Japan during WW II?

Naturally, she is referring primarily to Islamist extremists because, after all, we mustn't offend Muslims. Who knows? Maybe she is also referring to Vladimir Putin and Russia. At any rate, this is another harbinger of further American weakness if she ever gets into the White House.