Does Obama not have a strategy for ISIS?
I say he absolutely does.
You know, appeasement is a strategy.
Aid and comfort to the enemy is a strategy.
“Leading from Behind” is a strategy of surrender.
Barack Obama’s strategy has been all along to undermine the sovereignty and strength of the United States of America.
It isn’t that he doesn’t have a strategy. Full Story
I don’t think you prepare your children to face the life they are going to lead as an adult by letting them avoid the consequences of not meeting deadlines.
But one Texas school district is going to gamble with children’s lives by doing just that.
DALLAS, Texas — Every kid imagines a school without test scores, grades, or even deadlines. Now, the Denton Independent School District (ISD) located north of Dallas is bringing that dream to life through a new grading policy that’s guaranteed to rock the report card for students in grade 6-12. The district voted on it last Spring and now it is rolling out in the name of accountability and retention.
That is right, it is all about what they remember, if they remember, because under the new guidelines they do not have to remember. Missing work will not get a big fat zero either. A student gets an “incomplete” and it is all okay as long as the work gets completed sometime during the nine-week grading period. Also, tests can be taken and retaken throughout the year. The highest grade will be recorded. Full Story
from KHQ 06
SPOKANE, Wash.- Friday marked one year since World War II veteran Delbert “Shorty” Belton was killed. On August 22nd, 2013, Belton was beat to death in his car, outside of Eagle’s Lodge in the 6400 block of N. Lidgerwood Ave.
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CBC Members Push Police Czar Idea
Rep. Elijah Cummings, along with other members of the Congressional Black Caucus, sent a letter Monday to President Barack Obama, urging the administration to pursue changes to local law enforcement structure to “prevent more Fergusons,” including a federal czar to oversee local law enforcement.
“The administration must quickly establish a national commission to review existing police policies and practices,” the letter reads. “And identify the best policies and practices that can prevent more Fergusons and vastly improve policing in communities across the nation.”
In addition to the commission, the letter calls for the appointment of a federal czar within the Justice Department to monitor and oversee local police departments that receive federal funding.
You know Obama will be salivating over the idea.
by Dan Riehl, Breitbart
If you want to know where a Democrat stands on the issue of immigration, all you need ask is if they have to face the voters in less than a deep blue state in November.
With Obama contemplating what would amount to an “executive amnesty,” the rhetoric between threatened Democrats and the White House is heating up.
“This is an issue that I believe should be addressed legislatively, and not through executive order,” said Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina.
“I, too, am frustrated with the partisanship in Washington,” Sen. Mark Pryor (D., Ark.) said in a statement. “But that doesn’t give the president carte blanche authority to sidestep Congress when he doesn’t get his way.”
From IDF Blog
The UN published several maps showing the aftermath of Operation Protective Edge. The maps mark damaged buildings with red dots scattered throughout Gaza. But this map tells only half the story: Hamas used many of these buildings – including houses, hospitals and schools – as sites to launch rockets and carry out other attacks. In many cases, the IDF struck buildings in order to stop Hamas’ violence. This means that the red dots on the UN’s maps represent more than destruction. They show the many cases in which terrorists attacked Israel from heavily populated areas in Gaza.
Go HERE to see the short video.
Uncontrolled Immigration __ Is It Selfish Not To Want To Commit Suicide?
by Asylum Watch
President Obama wants amnesty for illegal immigrants and he is threatening to use Executive Orders to make it happen if Congress doesn’t act. Democrats want amnesty and so do many Republicans and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. It’s only those heartless conservatives that want to throw the illegals out. Bloomberg News believes that trying to control the border is “Borderline Crazy”. Even Zero Hedge has a long article in which the author believes he has debunked all the reasons conservatives have to be against amnesty. The truth is, however, that immigrants, both legal and illegal, are replacing Americans in the workforce at an alarming rate. If that’s not bad enough, the robots are coming to take your jobs.
I’ve written several posts on the impact that robotics and software will have on the jobs market of the future. Please go to the last article link above and take the time to watch a very well done video “showing the encroachment of robots and automation ever further into the modern workplace”. The video is 15 minutes long and even though most Asylum Watch readers are of an age they may not be directly impacted by robots and automation, I encourage you to down load this video and insist that your children and grandchildren watch it and think about the implications this trend will have on their lives. If the producers of this video are right, and I believe they are, they will see in the not to distant future that unemployment rates of 30% or 40% or more will be the new normal.
Read the rest of the article and watch the video here
Robots will eventually take over my job. I score student essays. Written essays. In English.
For the last several years, Artificial Intelligence has been in the works to replace my industry. The first few tests failed astronomically, but they are still working on it. My concern is how to teach the AI to recognize sarcasm, humor (all types) and bull shit. It’s even hard for some humans to grasp the nuances of the language even when trained properly. Full Story
by Thomas Sowell
Those of us who admit that we were not there, and do not know what happened when Michael Brown was shot by a policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, seem to be in the minority.
We all know what has happened since then — and it has been a complete disgrace by politicians, the media and mobs of rioters and looters. Despite all the people who act as if they know exactly what happened, nevertheless when the full facts come out, that can change everything.
This is why we have courts of law, instead of relying on the media or mobs. But politics is undermining law.
I just spent the week with my 11 year old nephew. He is a normal kid brought up by conservative Christian parents. His mother was beaming with pride when telling me of a debate she overheard with a classmate about evolution and creation. He was calmly explaining how science does not prove evolution and his classmate was screaming and calling him stupid like a dutiful liberal.
He has a very active mind, as most kids his age, and came up with the following that he posted on his whiteboard at home:
I’m proud of him and think I’ll join his project!
Egyptian Court Rules Muslim Brotherhood, As A Political Party, Officially Banned In Egypt…
by sundance at The Conservative Treehouse
EGYPT – A court in Egypt has dissolved the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the Muslim Brotherhood’s political wing.
The ruling will effectively prevent the banned Islamist movement from formally participating in parliamentary elections expected later this year.
The government declared the Brotherhood a terrorist group in December.
Note: My Sunday critter feature usually contains only pictures. I try to not include Photoshops (a few have slipped in occasionally) but today’s theme will allow for a bending of my rule. Enjoy!
And there really is a full moon tonight.
Dear God in Heaven, please please don’t let voter fraud give Minnesota another 6 years of Al Franken like the last time.
Here are some bullet points from his official website:
Minnesota Is the Health Care Leader, Not Washington
Stop business over-regulation
Simplifying Our Complex Tax Code
Ignite an Energy Renaissance
Redefining Washington’s Role In Education
Rein In Out of Control Spending
Stop Snooping on Innocent Americans
Saying No to Higher Taxes
Protect the Second Amendment
I am firmly against amnesty
My favorite ad:
Jason Lewis Walks Off in Middle of His Show
John Galt Reporting
Tonight at 6:24pm (CST) Jason Lewis, Host of the Nationally Syndicated “Jason Lewis Show” and co-founder of Galt.io walked off his show and is GOING GALT. Like many others (Leaders & Companies) he is no longer satisfied having what he produces confiscated through taxes and being dictated through regulation. His departure adds to the ever-growing list of Leaders and Companies that have finally had enough and are determined to find a new way of doing business that accomplishes their goals without compromising their own freedoms and beliefs.
In his departure, Jason Lewis left a short 15 minute parody of what it is like working in a highly regulated industry and some of the events that led to his decision. Lewis who has long complained about the heavy hand of government is apparently living up to his word and is “Going Galt” – a phrase derived from the iconic Ayn Rand novel “Atlas Shrugged.” In the book, the “producers” or “men of the minds” – as the famed author put it – decide to go out on “strike” as a protest against those who would attack them politically.
Lewis, a long-time advocate against the high levels of taxation now says he too has had enough …
Read more here
He was local and I regularly listened to him on my way home from work. Sometimes he made me mad – a little too Libertarian for me. But mostly I heartily agreed with him. Some of his listeners think this might be a stunt, but I don’t care. I’m going to miss his clear analysis of what’s going on in this world.
Good luck, Jason, and God bless you.
From Bullpen by MaryfromMarin
“Among the UN’s long bill of particulars against the beleaguered Jewish state comes the almost unbelievable accusation that Israel’s refusal to share its Iron Dome ballistic missile defense shield with the ‘governing authority’ of Gaza – i.e. Hamas, the terror group created to pursue the extermination of the Jewish state and now waging a terrorist war against it – constitutes a war crime against the civilians of Gaza.
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I found this from a comment by F*ck Hamas on this thread:
From World News Bureau
Saw this on Twitter last night and nearly fainted! It was posted by Daniel Parker, @dsparker001