A brand new year and another open thread. I’m posting articles and cartoons I find interesting and hope you do too.
Please share with us what you’ve found that we’ve missed. There is too much information, often misinformation, around for any one person to assimilate let alone investigate for veracity.
In the past few days a major website, The Right Scoop, has posted at least two stories that turned out to be false. So-called “fake” news. If they, who are far more savvy than I am can be fooled then I must be very careful.
So what is going on in this brand new year?
Wanna kick 2017 off right? Let über-ghoul Cecile Richards tell you how!
New year, new chance to get that abortion you’ve always wanted:
Start your 2017 off on the right foot – no time like the present to make an appointment at Planned Parenthood! http://p.ppfa.org/2gVgW8q
” A liberal’s paradise would be a place where everybody has guaranteed employment, free comprehensive health care, free education, free food, free housing, free clothing, free utilities, and only law enforcement has guns.
And believe it or not, such a place does indeed already exist:
It’s called Prison.” ~ Sheriff Joe Arpaio – Maricopa County, Arizona
I love “Libnutz” by Dixon Diaz. Snark so simple even a liberal can understand it. Well, maybe not all of them.
David French: Democrats Won’t Fix Their Religion Problem Any Time Soon
As long as the secular progressive elite runs the party, it will continue to struggle with Christian voters. ‘If we let those Christian groups stay on campus, how can we keep out the Klan?” Defend religious liberty in higher education, and that is the question you’ll be forced to answer. I’ve heard it every year at least once for the last 16 years, since I first defended a Christian student group, at Tufts University in 2000.
Valerie Jarrett Says Obama’s Been Scandal-Free. Here Are His Top 13.
By Aaron Bandler
Valerie Jarrett, who has been the Rasputin of the Obama administration, offered a laughable line to ring in the new year: President Barack Obama’s presidency has been free of scandals.
“The president prides himself on the fact that his administration hasn’t had a scandal and he hasn’t done something to embarrass himself,” Jarrett told CNN on Sunday. “That’s because that’s who he is — that’s who they are — and I think that’s what really resonates with the American people.”
Jarrett’s assertion is demonstrably false, as the Daily Wire has highlighted. Below are 13 of Obama’s top scandals, the first 11 of which are excerpted from our previously compiled list:
1. Operation Fast and Furious. This egregious example of a reckless government endangering lives and then scrambling to cover it up has haunted Obama for years. As Daily Wire has explained, “Operation Fast and Furious involved the Obama administration arming drug cartels and thugs south of the border as a means to undermine the Second Amendment. The program resulted in the death of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. One of the Islamic terrorists in the Garland, Texas, attack also used a gun that was obtained through the Fast and Furious program.” …
2. Benghazi. The terror attacks in Benghazi, Libya resulted in four brave Americans dying despite the fact that help could have been sent, but wasn’t. Requests for security prior to the attack were repeatedly denied, and after the attack Obama and Hillary Clinton falsely blamed it on a video considered offensive to Muslims. During the election, Benghazi became associated with Clinton—and rightly so—but it is also Obama’s scandal as well. It is still not known what Obama was doing that night.
3. The IRS targeted conservative organizations. In 2013, Lois Lerner, who directed the Internal Revenue Service’s Exempt Organizations Unit, admitted that Tea Party organizations were targeted under the agency, but blamed it on lower-level employees. Such organizations were heavily scrutinized with invasive questions. Since then, Lerner and IRS commissioner John Koskinen have denied any wrongdoing and have stonewalled congressional efforts to investigate the matter, citing computer crashes for being unable to turn over related emails.
You begin to wonder if Jarrett, along with most on the left, consider anything a “scandal” if it isn’t about sex.
10 Things The Right Can Teach The Left About Accepting The Reality Of Trump
But as the media overwhelmingly tend to the political left and chose not obscure their bias so much this round, we’ve been given daily examples of the difficulty folks on that side of the political divide are having with the reality of Donald Trump. The crying, the protests, the riots, the subway art installations, the artist boycotts, the recount efforts, the organized and funded push to have the Electoral College do … something, the media-fed conspiracy theories about Russian vote hacking. Pundits on TV shake their head at everything Trump says and does, and journalists on Twitter react like rabid Pavlovian dogs to every utterance the president-elect makes.
I especially liked this from Hemingway – it wasn’t new but I had missed it somehow:
OK, you people really annoy me. Ace of Spades put it well when he said you are like a divorced man who is obsessed with his ex-wife. He thinks everything she does is awful, and he can’t stop talking about her to other people to try to get them to agree. Yes, Trump is crazy and awful. Granted. But screaming about it constantly makes you seem crazy, too. Meghan Keane Graham once wrote an essay about how a crazy man on the subway picked a fight with her. After a few stops, she realized that nobody on the subway car had witnessed the original altercation and that meant that nobody on the subway knew that he was crazy and she was not. It was even odds, at that point, which one was crazy. Maybe both were. That’s what you people remind me of all the time.
And you know I couldn’t leave without at least one more cartoon…
And the MSM and liberals every where express concern, aka hysteria, about Trump’s competence? Seen any competence around for the last 8 years?