While We Weren’t Looking… *Open Thread*


A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about ISIS coming into our homeland. Rep. Jason Chaffetz was clear that a few terrorists were nabbed at the border. You may recall that DHS Director Jeh Johnson denied knowledge about those four men. Shocking, I know.

Well, in news that I imagine will not be a huge surprise to those of us in the “reality-based community,” seems there are ISIS terrorists coming across our Southern border. From the Daily Caller:

California U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter made the alarming claim Tuesday that at least ten fighters for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have been apprehended trying to enter the U.S. at the southern border.

“ISIS is coming across the southern border,” Hunter told Fox News host Greta Van Susteren.

“You say that they’re coming in the southern border which changes all the dynamics. Do you have any information or any evidence that they are actually coming in the southern border now?” asked the host.

“Yes,” said Hunter.

“Tell me what you know,” said Van Susteren.

“I know that at least 10 ISIS fighters have been caught coming across the Mexican border in Texas,” said Hunter, who received the information from a confidential border patrol source.

Oh, freakin’ awesome. Here is Rep. Hunter on van Susteren’s show:

“They caught them at the border, therefore we know that ISIS is coming across the border,” Hunter continued. “If they catch five or ten of them then you know there’s going to be dozens more that did not get caught by the border patrol.” (Click here to read the rest.)

That’s not the least bit disconcerting, is it? And we can lay this FIRMLY at the feet of President Obama. The man charged with protecting the nation and her people has thrown the borders wide open. That has allowed these terrorists to get in. Yep, blame President Obama and all the Democrats who are DEMANDING we treat these criminals as if they are beyond and above the law. They have put our nation at risk, plain and simple.

And while our attention was necessarily directed at ISIS as they are on the verge of taking over Kobani, check out what Iran has been doing. From the Washington Post (via Legal Insurrection):

The capital of Yemen, the Arab world’s poorest and perhaps most chronically unstable nation, has new masters. Shiite rebels man checkpoints and roam the streets in pickups mounted with anti­aircraft guns.

The fighters control almost all state buildings, from the airport and the central bank to the Defense Ministry.

Only a few police officers and soldiers are left on the streets. Rebel fighters have plastered the city with fliers proclaiming their slogan — “Death to America, death to Israel, a curse on the Jews and victory to Islam” — a variation of a popular Iranian slogan often chanted by Shiite militants in Iraq and supporters of Lebanon’s Hezbollah.

But wait – it gets worse:

Now the Houthis, who many believe are backed by Shiite-led Iran, are poised to become Yemen’s version of Lebanon’s Shiite Hezbollah — top power brokers dominating the government and running a virtual state-within-a-state.

Their takeover of the capital also threatens to provoke a violent backlash from hard-line Sunni militants, creating a sectarian battle that would boost al-Qaeda’s branch in Yemen, which the United States has been battling for years in a drone campaign and in coordination with the Yemeni military. The rallying cry of fighting against Shiite power could turn Yemen into a magnet for Sunni jihadis from around the region, including Syria and Iraq. […] (Click here to read the rest.)

Oh, yippee – more rallying cries for jihadis! That is JUST what the world needs! Right.

Wait – I suppose that was “racist” of me to say, huh, Ben (Affleck)? And the Washington Post? Ahem.

So, yeah, ISIS terrorists are crossing our border, and (almost nuclear) Iran is taking over Yemen. Meanwhile, our focus is well, unfocused. I think this TerrellAftermath cartoon (thanks, Helen!) says it all:

Obama Ebola Squirrel

I’d say that pretty much sums it up. How about you?

This is an Open Thread.


48 Responses to “While We Weren’t Looking… *Open Thread*”

  1. kenoshamarge Says:

    If they caught 10 how many got through?

    We know that the Obama Administration, and the Bush Administration before have turned our southern border into a sieve. And for good measure the Obama Administration neutered our border patrol.

    Dems want illegals for votes and the right wants cheap labor. Neither side is on our side.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      That is exactly it, Marge – how many got through? I am guessing more than we want to know…

      And the reason I singled out Obama was precisely the neutering of the Border Patrol that he has done. Yes, both parties have let us down in terms of border security, but from what the ICE people are saying, they are essentially impotent when it comes to doing anything with the illegals coming over the border.

      You make a great point!

  2. HELENK3 Says:



    • kenoshamarge Says:

      What a bunch of phonies! And there was a time when I thought Major Garrett was worthy of respect. After he left FOX his liberal bias became apparrent. Now he’s just another lying POS media scumbag. And he proved it in that clip. Thanks Helen.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        Ugh. Just SMHD with this. It does say a lot, doesn’t it? Thanks, Helen. And Marge, you are so right!

  3. HELENK3 Says:


    these silly twits need to get something to do in their lives

  4. foxyladi14 Says:

    We should worry from Helen’s link. 😯

  5. HELENK3 Says:


    no park named for backtrack.
    please read down to last paragraph. you could not make it up

  6. HELENK3 Says:

    from Alan West

    The Commander in Chief will “drop by” the Pentagon today on his way to a series of 6-7 fundraising events across the country for the rest of this week. I have to bring out an interesting comparison. Obama’s massive air strikes have yielded five such actions in Kobani against ISIS over the last two days but Obama has done more and will do more fundraisers over this week — where is his emphasis? His BFF Turkish leader Recip Tayyip Erdogan sits back and watches what will be a slaughter of Syrian Kurds refusing any assistance to thwart ISIS — and BHO is at fundraisers. An Air Force family was targeted online by Islamists. Fundraisers. Is there a crisis of leadership in America? We would have to have leadership in order to have a crisis — there is an ABSENCE of leadership.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      There truly is an absence of leadership from the C-I-C. Obama truly is more interested in getting applause, applause, than running the country.

  7. HELENK3 Says:

    2nd Texas ebola victim. came in contact with the 1st one. just announced on FOX. should have more info later

  8. foxyladi14 Says:

    Not surprised the ace card is being played again. 😯


  9. HELENK3 Says:


    turning on botox nan?

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Bwahahaha…Couldn’t happen to a more deserving person!

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      If the Dems re-elected her their leader after the debacle of 2010 then I wonder if a few voices turning against her will make any difference now.

      Although I must admit its been a long time since I agreed with a Dem like I agree with this statefrom one:

      “Here’s what I believe: Congress is broken,” says Gwen Graham, one of the Democratic Party’s top recruits, in a recent TV ad as a photo of Pelosi and House Speaker John Boehner flashes on the screen. “Both parties—Republican and Democrat—are to blame. And both need new leaders in Washington.”

      Now the question is, should she get elected would the worm turn and she would be just another vote for whatever crap Obama wanted to do to this country? Dems, ya just can’t trust them. Come to think of it, you can’t trust the GOP either but at least they try to rein Obama in. Dismal, in many cases choices.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        True enough abt Pelosi. Like Obama, seems she can’t do anything wrong. And she is so good at demonizing the other side, I reckon they relish that, so there you go.

        And yes, great quote from Graham, but your question is spot on: how do we know she wouldn’t capitulate as soon as she gets in?

  10. kenoshamarge Says:

    Perhaps this Daniel Greenfield post explains, at least somewhat, why those of us who used to be Dems wonder how we could have ever been so blind. Maybe we weren’t as blind as we thought. Maybe the left has devolved so much that we can’t even recognize the party we once supported. I prefer that explanation over: “damn I was an idiot” which is what I’ve been thinking.

    The Leftist Jihad Has Nothing To Do with Liberalism

    By Daniel Greenfield


    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      I do like Daniel Greenfield. He has some good posts, doesn’t he?

      I meant to comment above abt Dems, too, having been a lifelong one until 2008. It really does seem they have moved so far into ratchet emotionalism, manipulation, demagoguery, and radical ideology, that they left me behind.

      So, yeah – I prefer that thought that we weren’t total idiots, too! 🙂

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        I also like Daniel Greenfield very much. That is not to say that he isn’t a whole lot further right than I am. But I can “like” someone and “agree” with them most of the time without saying yes and amen to everything they say or believe.

        While I do not share Greenfield’s militancy I do understand where it comes from. In fact I don’t understand the “dovish” Jews who seem perfectly willing to believe that peace with the Muslims is any more possible than peace with the Nazis was.

  11. kenoshamarge Says:

    War On Women: Dem Candidate Questions Female GOP Candidate’s Work Credentials

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Oh, dang – yes, Republicans are SO hateful toward women, aren’t they? Denigrating their experience? Oh, wait – that’s what Dems do, just like they did to Hillary and Sarah.

      Her response was AWESOME – loved that she threw in his face abt him being the only multimillionaire up there!

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        I also loved her response. Made him look like the denigrating fool he is. Since when do you have to be a ditch digger to run for office? And that remark about sitting at a computer should anger every woman who does just that for a living.

        • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

          No kidding, huh? He pretty much targeted a whole HOST of workers in this country he work on computers.

          And while I can appreciate how hard manual labor is, that is not the be all/end all yard stick by which we measure labor now, is it? Very telling abt his mindset. I hope she beats him handily…

  12. HELENK3 Says:

    don’t you like me anymore?????????
    tried twice to post and they got lost in space

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      But of course I like you! I have not gotten any notices of any pending comments or anything. I think you are right – they got “lost in space”!!

      • HELENK3 Says:

        I was trying to post a youtube of bill whittle firewall entitled president coward. it is posted at the crawdad hole. maybe you could bring it over if you want. since when I try now I get duplicate message.

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      I had the same problem for a while earlier this morning Helen. Maybe the “internets” were angry with us about something. Or maybe it was just a glitch.

      Anyway, you know we all love you to pieces don’t you?

  13. HELENK3 Says:


    as usual Victor Davis Hanson hits a home run
    backtrack’s ideal revolution

  14. HELENK3 Says:


    and NO public outcry by today’s feminists!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      Of course there is no outcry from the whiny idiots. Don’t you know that the real way on women is SOME employers not paying for SOME of their birth control? Because all their concern seems to be lodged in their nether regions you can’t logically expect them to also use their brain. Can you? Or is that just me?

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Good grief. Yeah – this is totally different, dontcha know. And you are RACIST for even bringing up anything potentially negative about any part of Islam! Ahem.

    • HELENK3 Says:

      mean girls run wild

  15. HELENK3 Says:


    interesting video on common core

  16. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Since we have been talking abt how Dems REALLY see women, how abt the news that the volunteer who was busted having hired a hooked, and whose daddy was a big Obama supporter, went on to work for the State Department in their Office on Global Women’s Issues: http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/10/state-department-staffer-linked-to-colombian-prostitution-scandal/

    You just cannot make this stuff up.

  17. HELENK3 Says:

    no reason other than I thought it was interesting


    eclipses from space

  18. HELENK3 Says:


    Harry Reid does not like questions about his wealth

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Yeah, I bet he doesn’t. He doesn’t want to explain how he amassed so much wealth while in office…

  19. HELENK3 Says:


    maybe the backtrack bunch should use pen and paper

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