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When are you moving back to England, Piers Morgan?

Piers Morgan in Burger King Flame Fragrance Advert

CNN’s insufferable British prig Piers Morgan is infamous for his threat to deport himself from the United States if we don’t enact gun-control laws: “If America won’t change its crazy gun laws … I may deport myself.”

Morgan also proclaimed that our Constitution and Bible need to be amended.

Morgan was one of four candidates for NewsMax’s “Worst Media Bias of 2012.” In September 2012, Morgan fawned over Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who had called for Israel to be wiped off the map. Morgan asked Ahmadinejad, “How many times in your life have you been properly in love?” Ahmadinejad responded, “I’m in love with all humanity. I love all human beings.” To which Morgan gushed: “That might be the best answer I’ve ever heard to that question.”

On Wednesday, Morgan had a fiery debate with Tennessee State Senator Stacey Campfield (R), in which Morgan was bullying and kept interrupting Campfield when the senator was trying to answer Morgan’s questions.

At one point, Campfield said, “Now that gun control has failed, Piers, I’m wondering when are you going to move back to England. Because everyone in Tennessee is dying to know.” (1:20 mark)

Well said, Sen. Campfield!

The Internet is all abuzz with headlines calling Campfield a “moron” and an “idiot.” Perhaps you might send him a “thumbs up.” He has a blog “Camp4u” where you can leave him a comment.

I like what he wrote on April 23, 2013:

Thought of the day.

How come no one ever says its liberals who are bitterly clinging to their gun control and secular humanism?

H/t Doug Giles and Newsbusters.

~Eowyn

Vote for the Worst Media Bias of 2012!

What’s the Worst Media Bias of 2012?

Here are the candidates (from NewsMax):

1. In March 2012, two Newsweek/Daily Beast staffers were discussing former Vice President Dick Cheney’s heart transplant in March. Senior writer Ramin Setoodeh (who’s gay) said, “I would never give my heart to Dick Cheney. It would freeze over.” Assignment editor Allison Yarrow chimed in: “He may be one of the most evil people in the world.”

ramin setoodehRamin Setoodeh (l); Allison Yarrow (r)

2. In July 2012, while reporting on the Aurora, Colo., theater massacre, ABC’s Brian Ross proclaimed that James Holmes of Aurora had joined the tea party a year earlier, only to admit later that the tea party member was a different James Holmes.

Brian RossBrian Ross

3. On July 4, 2012, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry said: “The land on which [the Founders] formed the Union was stolen. The hands with which they built this nation were enslaved. The women who birthed the citizens of the nation are second class. This is the imperfect fabric of our nation. . . It’s ours, all of it. The imperialism, the genocide, the slavery.”

harris-perryMelissa Harris-Perry

4. In September 2012, CNN’s Piers Morgan fawned over Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who has called for Israel to be wiped off the map. Morgan asked Ahmadinejad, “How many times in your life have you been properly in love?” Ahmadinejad responded, “I’m in love with all humanity. I love all human beings.” To which Morgan gushed: “That might be the best answer I’ve ever heard to that question.”

Piers Morgan in Burger King Flame Fragrance AdvertPiers Morgan in an advertisement for Burger King’s new scent for men called “Flame” which smells like grilled meat. (This is not a joke)

Sound off on which of the above four is your choice for the Worst Media Bias of 2012!

~Eowyn

NY Times confirms Obama’s secret negotiations with Iran

Our own Grouchy Fogie, citing WND, first broke this story 2 days ago. Now the “grey lady” New York Times is catching up.

Citing WND as his source, Grouchy wrote that the Supreme Leader of Iran is waiting for a letter from Obama finalizing a deal for a TEMPORARY halt to its nuclear program in exchange for the U.S. removing its sanctions — sanctions that have produced the desired results on Iran’s economy. Instead of waiting for Iran to buckle under those sanctions-induced economic pressure and PERMANENTLY dismantle its nuclear weapons program, Obama allegedly settled for a TEMPORARY halt so that he can claim a major diplomatic victory to ensure his reelection.

Iran is an Islamic theocracy whose president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad repeatedly has vowed to annihilate “the stinking corpse” of Israel. President George W. Bush has called Iran the “world’s primary state sponsor of terror.” Terrorist groups sponsored by Iran include the Hezbollah, Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and the al-Mahdi army.

Yesterday, the New York Times‘ confirmed that secret negotiations between the Obama administration and Iran are taking place:

The United States and Iran have agreed in principle for the first time to one-on-one negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, according to Obama administration officials, setting the stage for what could be a last-ditch diplomatic effort to avert a military strike on Iran.

Iranian officials have insisted that the talks wait until after the presidential election, a senior administration official said, telling their American counterparts that they want to know with whom they would be negotiating.

News of the agreement — a result of intense, secret exchanges between American and Iranian officials that date almost to the beginning of President Obama’s term — comes at a critical moment in the presidential contest, just two weeks before Election Day and the weekend before the final debate, which is to focus on national security and foreign policy.

It has the potential to help Mr. Obama make the case that he is nearing a diplomatic breakthrough in the decade-long effort by the world’s major powers to curb Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, but it could pose a risk if Iran is seen as using the prospect of the direct talks to buy time.

It is also far from clear that Mr. Obama’s opponent, Mitt Romney, would go through with the negotiation should he win election. Mr. Romney has repeatedly criticized the president as showing weakness on Iran and failing to stand firmly with Israel against the Iranian nuclear threat.

[...] Reports of the agreement have circulated among a small group of diplomats involved with Iran.

This morning’s wake-up news on the alphabet networks is that the White House denies that a final agreement had been reached. “It’s not true that the United States and Iran have agreed to one-on-one talks or any meeting after the American elections,” Tommy Vietor, a White House spokesman, said Saturday evening. He added, however, that the administration was open to such talks, and has “said from the outset that we would be prepared to meet bilaterally.”

But Michael Ledeen of PJ Media points out that NYT report contains false assertions:

  • Contrary to the NYT’s “The United States and Iran have agreed for the first time to one-on-one negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program,” one-on-one negotiations have been going on for years, most recently, according to my friend “Reza Kahlili,” in Doha, where, he was told, Valerie Jarrett and other American officials recently traveled for the latest talks. The only news here is that the talks would no longer be secret.
  • The notion that only diplomacy can avert “a military strike on Iran” is fanciful.  There are at least two other ways:  sanctions may compel the regime to stop its nuclear weapons program, or the Iranian people may find a way to overthrow the regime, thereby (perhaps, at least) rendering military action unnecessary.
  • The claim that Iran has agreed to talks is questionable. As the Times admits further down in its story:  “American officials said they were uncertain whether Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, had signed off on the effort.”  If there is no approval from the supreme leader, there is no agreement at all.

Ledeen (his bio here) does confirm that at least one element of the Times story is true:

“the agreement, if there actually is one, is undoubtedly ‘a result of intense, secret exchanges between American and Iranian officials that date almost to the beginning of President Obama’s term.’ Indeed, there were talks between Iranian officials and a representative of the Obama campaign, even before the inauguration. Secret talks between the two countries have been going on for decades, and I do not know of any American president from Jimmy Carter to the present who did not secretly pursue a deal with Tehran. (I participated in such talks in the mid-1980s during the Reagan administration.)

So what is happening?  The most likely explanation is that Obama is still desperately seeking his grand bargain, the one that would validate his (and the Nobel Committee’s) claim to be a talented peace maker. That deal is not available, because the Iranians don’t want it. But he wants something to show for his efforts, so he settled for a big nothingburger: an agreement to talk some more.”

~Eowyn

Middle East in (even greater than usual) turmoil

Israel

Yesterday, Oct. 6, 2012, at around 10 am local time, the Israeli air force shot down a small unmanned droneafter it entered the south of Israel.

The drone was first spotted above the Mediterranean in the area of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip to the west of Israel, said military spokeswoman Avital Leibovich. It was kept under surveillance and followed by Israeli air force jets before it was shot down above a forest in an unpopulated area near the border with the occupied West Bank.

Troops are searching for remains of the aircraft. It is not clear from where came the drone. Local media quoted officials as saying the aircraft flew in from the west, but not from the Gaza Strip.

It is rumored that the drone is American. If so, that means Israel may be preparing to undertake a military strike (against Iran?) and is telling the Obama administration not to interfere.

Iran

Iran currency crisisIran’s rial has lost a third of its exchange value against the dollar in a week.

In Iran, the country is hurtling down the abyss as the Iranian currency, the rial, has lost a third of its exchange value against the dollar in a mere week. It is Iran’s worst financial crisis since the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s.

The Guardian reports, October 3, 2012, that hundreds of demonstrators in the Iranian capital, Tehran, clashed with riot police on Wednesday, during protests against the drastic fall in the value of the rial. The Grand Bazaar – the heartbeat of Tehran’s economy – went on strike, with various businesses shutting down. Bazaar owners and foreign exchange dealers gathered in scattered groups chanting anti-government slogans.

According to the opposition website Kaleme.com, protesters shouted “Mahmoud [Ahmadinejad] the traitor … leave politics”. Infuriated by Iran’s alleged financial and military support for Syria’s Bashar al-Assad regime, protesters also shouted “leave Syria alone, instead think of us”.  

Security forces were soon sent to quell the protests, as police used batons and teargas to try to disperse the crowds.

“They used teargas to disperse demonstrators in Ferdowsi Street and also blocked the streets close to the protests in order to prevent people joining them,” said another witness, who asked to remain anonymous. “Some shop windows in that area have been smashed and dustbins set on fire.” A number of demonstrators had been arrested, according to Kaleme.

The rial‘s devaluation and soaring prices of staple goods are the latest signs that a combination of western sanctions targeting the regime’s nuclear program and government mismanagement are compounding Iran’s economic woes.

Some Iranians expressed anger on social networking websites to the national TV’s blackout of the protests, saying it discussed the European financial crisis with little, if no coverage, of Tehran’s unrest. The authorities were also reported to have jammed signals of the BBC’s Persian service as the protest unfolded.

The government has failed to bring the rial under control despite several attempts. It has lost 57% of its value in the past three months and 75% in comparison with the end of last year. The dollar is now three times stronger than early last year. The economy minister, Shamseddin Hosseini, said the government planned to “gather up” the unofficial currency market in the latest desperate ditch to curb the crisis.

Ahmadinejad blamed the rial‘s slump on his enemies abroad and opponents at home, saying his government was the victim of a “psychological war”. Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, speaking to elites on Wednesday, said the country was under pressure because “it did not yield to the demands of tyrannies”.

Iran is one of the world’s largest oil producers and relies on crude sales as the main source of its the foreign currency reserves. To force the Iranian government to come clean about its nuclear program, the latest US and EU embargo on the imports of Iranian oil has sent the rial tailspinning and making the dollar hard to come by.

What is the response from our absentee president, the POS, to all this turmoil?

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

~Eowyn

Obama awards weapons contract to Brazilian company

This morning, the establishment Obama suck-up media are positively orgasmic that the latest unemployment numbers show a drop to just 8.5 percent!!!! To quote Reuters:

Employment growth accelerated last month and the jobless rate dropped to a near three-year low of 8.5%, offering the strongest evidence yet the economic recovery was gaining steam. Republican presidential hopefuls have blasted Obama’s economic policies as doing more harm than good. The latest economic signs, however, could offer the president some political protection. Over the course of 2011, the economy added 1.6 million jobs, the most in five years.

But if you read further into the Reuters article, you’ll see this more sobering qualifier:

Still, employment remains about 6.1 million below its pre-recession level. At December’s pace of job growth, it would take about 2-1/2 years to win those jobs back.

Then Reuters admits that a broad measure of unemployment, which includes people who want to work but have stopped looking and those working only part time but who want more work, is 15.2% or 23.7 million Americans who are either out of work or underemployed.

Those 23.7 million Americans will soon be joined by workers at Hawker Beechcraft. Why? Because Obama, who just cares so much for the American worker, just awarded a big weapons contract to a foreign company described by the Financial Times as  just “venturing into the defense industry,” instead of the U.S. company Hawker Beechcraft. If the contract had been awarded to Hawker Beechcraft, it would lead to the employment of as many as 1,400 new workers across 20 states.

Iran's Ahmadinejad with Brazil's da Silva

Then to make this story even better, the foreign company is a Brazilian company with ties to Iran! — the same Iran whose navy is threatening to blockade the Strait of Hormuz, which will skyrocket our gas prices.

Ben Howe reports for Red State that on Nov. 17, 2011, Hawker Beechcraft was informed by the U.S. Air Force that they were not going to be allowed to compete for an American military aircraft contract to build a light attack aircraft, a contract worth nearly $1 billion.

Hawker Beechcraft had been working with the Air Force for two years and spent over $100 million to ensure its Beechcraft AT-6 complied with all requirements for the plane.

Howe notes that this case is not a question of being outbid or outclassed, but instead a classic example of a contract being awarded without any bidding process at all, something which had infuriated the Left when the recipient of the contract was American company Haliburton.

To make matters worse, the Air Force’s no-bid contract to build a light-attack aircraft went to a foreign company — Brazil’s aerospace giant, Embraer, which has cozy ties to the Brazilian government and is currently under investigation for making illegal payments to obtain government contracts.

Worse still, Embraer has a history of ties to Iran, having supplied Iran with some 40 T-27 Tucanos military aircraft in 1989. Embraer’s close ties to the Iranian military are echoed in the diplomatic “friendship” between Iran and Brazil. In November 2009, Brazilian President da Silva invited Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Brazil. The next year, da Silva helped broker a deal in which Iran would ship only a portion of its low-enriched uranium to Turkey for reprocessing; the rest would remain in Iranian hands, where it could be further enriched for nuclear weapon production.

Hawker Beechcraft’s big mistake is that its employees are represented by the International Association of Machinists (IAM). IAM president, Tom Buffenbarger, is one of the few union presidents without direct access to the White House. Why is that? Because Buffenbarger is so audacious as to be critical of Obama:

“Barack so loved his own performance that he made Galesburg part of his presidential stump speech. That’s right, he’s damn proud of his performance. Well I’m not. All he proved is like Janus, the two-faced Roman god of ancient times. He could act like a friend to the workin’ man. Even as he danced to tune dictated by billionaires. Yes, we’ve seen this act before.”

The problem with Buffenbarger and the workers at Hawker Beechcraft is that they actually thought the United States of America still runs on merit, hard work, and achievement! Somehow they missed the memo that under Obama, the U.S. government is now a big criminal syndicate with Don Corleone Obama as the capo di tutti capi, who awards favors to cronies like Solyndra and punish enemies who don’t kiss his ring.

And just like the mafioso, the breaking news this morning is that Don Obama is proposing a pay raise for federal workers.

Screw the $15+ trillion US national debt. Got to keep the dependents happy!

H/t our beloved GrouchyFogie.

~Eowyn

The Triple Threat

While sitting here tonight I started thinking about the repercussions of the recent events that have taken place in Libya. From a strategic viewpoint, having a radical Islamic regime backed by Iran in Libya presents a whole new threat to Europe and the U.S..

If Iranian missiles are shipped to Libya and if you combine that with the missile bases being constructed in Venezuela and on top of that the missiles in North Korea. Four unstable countries, three radical homicidal leaders, one of which is dying of cancer and all three with the desire to destroy the U.S. and it’s allies.

Of the three leaders, I consider Hugo Chavez the most dangerous at the moment. He knows he is dying, and a man in his position has nothing to lose and I’m sure he would like nothing more to leave a legacy of being the  first man to launch a nuclear missile on a U.S. city.

Kim Jong-il, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Hugo Chavez, three men who have formed an alliance that is hell bent on our destruction. I’m under no delusion that Obama will do anything to prevent an attack and probably would not take any significant retaliation if said attack took place. All we really need to understand is that while Obama is destroying our economy and is stoking class warfare across the country, our enemies are amassing strategically around and in our country and when we are weakened enough, have no doubt…THEY WILL STRIKE!

All we can do is pray and prepare, pray for the best and prepare for the worst. MAY GOD BLESS US ALL!

Tom in NC

Iran Snatching Up Libyan SAMs?

I posted yesterday concerning 20,000 portable surface-to-air missiles that had gone missing in Libya.

In doing a little follow-up, I ran across a story that suggests some of the missing missiles have fallen into the hands of the Iranian Hitler, and have been transferred to the Sudan.

Via telegraph.co.uk:

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have stolen dozens of sophisticated Russian-made surface-to-air missiles from Libya and smuggled them across the border to neighbouring Sudan, according to Western intelligence reports.

The weapons were seized by units attached to the Guards’ elite Quds Force, which travelled to Libya from their base in southern Sudan.

Acting on orders received from Revolutionary Guards commanders in Iran, they took advantage of the chaos that engulfed Libya following the collapse of the regime of former dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to seize “significant quantities” of advanced weaponry, according to military intelligence officers in Libya.

They say the weapons stolen by Iran include sophisticated Russian-made SA-24 missiles that were sold to Libya in 2004. The missile can shoot down aircraft flying at 11,000 feet, and is regarded as the Russian equivalent of the American “stinger” missiles that were used by the US-backed mujahideen to defeat Soviet forces in Afghanistan in the 1980s. It is similar to the weapon used by al-Qaeda in the failed attempt to shoot down an Israeli passenger jet taking off from Kenya’s Mombasa airport in 2002.

Intelligence officials believe the missiles and other weapons seized from Gaddafi’s abandoned arsenals were smuggled across the Libyan border to southern Sudan earlier this month where they are now believed to be held at a secret storage facility run by the Revolutionary Guards at al-Fashir, the capital of North Darfur. Some of the missiles are also reported to have been smuggled into Egypt.

The governments of Iran and Sudan recently signed a defence cooperation pact, and hundreds of Revolutionary Guards are based in Sudan where they help to train the Sudanese military and help to support the Sudanese government’s campaign against rebel groups. The Guards also have a number of training camps that are used to train Islamist terror groups.

Intelligence officials now fear that the missiles and other weapons will fall into the hands of extremists and will be used to carry out terror attacks.

In the past Iran has been accused of smuggling weapons from Sudan to the Gaza Strip, where they have been used to launch attacks against Israel. In 2009 Israeli warplanes bombed an Iranian arms convoy in Sudan that was carrying weapons to Hamas militants based in Gaza.

You can read the rest at this link.

-Dave

America At the Precipice

In a letter to James Madison in 1786, George Washington wrote that “No morn ever dawned more favorable than ours did; and no day was ever more clouded than the present! Wisdom, and good examples are necessary at this time to rescue the political machine from the impending storm.”

Those words are as true in 1786 as they are today.

We stand at the edge of a precipice and, whether or not we succeed in rescuing America from the abyss depends on what each of us — you and you and you and I — does.

The good news is that it appears that the American people finally recognize a very simple fact: Skippy is a commie!

A new Rasmussen Reports poll of 1,000 American adults found that a majority, 54%, believe Obama is more to the left than they are. (Another 26% don’t see much difference between their own ideology and his; and a lunatic fringe of 12% see Obama as more conservative than they are.)

But Obama — just like the communist party apparatchik of the former Soviet Union who preached socialism-communism but shopped in unmarked special stores for caviar and western blue jeans while the “proletarian” masses stood in long lines for milk and toothpaste — sure loves to surround himself with luxury.

For his reëlection campaign in the Midwestern cornbelt, Obama is traveling in a new luxury bus, with a $1.1 million pricetag. The bus had been purchased by the Secret Service, which means you and I and the other 53% of Americans who still pay income taxes. So what if America’s $16 trillion national debt now equals our GDP?

It’s an impenetrable-looking conveyance the size of a cross-country Greyhound, painted all in black, with dark tinted windows and flashing red and blue lights. To top it off, the bus was made in Canada!

And finally, by turning his back on Israel, Skippy is emboldening the Jew-haters in the Mid East.

Iran is itching to ignite the apocalypse. Iran’s chief military commander is ratcheting up the war rhetoric, warning Israel that its citizens should flee the Middle East or face annihilation, and threatening that “the heads of the Zionist government and Mr. Netanyahu should prepare themselves for the cage (prison).”

With so many awful people around the world, it is hard to choose  which one is the true Anti-Christ. So many candidates, so little time! But if that looney Mahmoud Ahmadinejad really fulfills his oft-stated promise to wipe Israel from the face of the Earth, we’ll know he’s the one.

~Siegfried & Eowyn

Gotta love ‘em…Don’t ya?

My daughter just walked into the living room and said:

 

“Dad cancel my allowance, rent my room out, throw all my clothes out of the window, take my TV, stereo, iPhone and jewelry to the charity shop. Sell my car, take my front door key and throw me out of the house.”

Well she didn’t actually put it like that…

she said…

“Dad this is my new boyfriend. He’s into politics or something. His name is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.”
~Steve            H/T May