an op-ed blog with an irreverent brew of wit, humor & satire
Author: Marshal Infidel
"To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them." - Richard Henry Lee
"Alcohol - Because no really good story starts with "So this guy walks up to the falafel stand and..." - Marshal Infidel
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent." - Friedrich Nietzsche
There are national protests – even riots – over the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot by one policeman after significant provocation and violence. The incident was thoroughly investigated by the national and international press. It was investigated by local police, who released findings to the public. A grand jury considered the facts and found no cause for charges against the police officer.
Meanwhile, Miriam Carey, a young black mother with her baby in tow, was gunned down in a hail of at least 26 gunshots by Capitol Police in Washington more than a year ago. She committed no crime, but made a wrong turn near the White House. Few facts have been publicly released, and all official video has been suppressed. Despite investigations by the police and Justice Department, no charges have been recommended against any police officers. There have been no demonstrations, the media have demonstrated a complete lack of interest in the case and Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have shown no interest.
In fact, on Wednesday, the Washington Post released its first major story on the Carey incident, confirming the shocking reporting of WND, over the last 13 months.
Well… who didn’t see this coming? Come on now… Speak up!
The problem we have here is that the greater majority of dumbasses in Ferguson, MO… you know the ones I’m speaking of… the ones who are burning down their own communities because they’re fucking stupid… these people won’t know that one doesn’t even have to consider the precepts of ISIS… all one has to do is to investigate the precepts of Islam… they are in general widely considered to be the most racially arrogant, the world’s largest purveyor of hatred against Blacks and the biggest two-faced organization on the face of the Earth! They’re common reference to “Blacks” in general (as the article below goes on to illustrate) is “Abd” or “slave.”… and even among fellow Muslims, Black Muslims are referenced among all Arabs as “Pug-Nosed” Muslims. – Marshal Infidel
The Islamic State looks at the rioting of black youths in the streets of American cities and sees red-meat – an untapped treasure trove of new recruits.
Within hours of the Ferguson grand jury’s decision not to prosecute Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, members of the Islamic State, also called IS, ISIS or ISIL, started Tweeting messages directed at angry protesters. Some promised to send in soldiers to help, for a price:
Abu Hussain Al-Britani tweeted:
“We hear you and we will help you if you accept Islam and reject corrupt man-made laws like democracy and pledge your allegiance to Caliph Abu Bakr and then we will shed our blood for you and send our soldiers that don’t sleep, whose drink is blood, and their play is carnage.”
A mass email from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Sunday tried to drum up support by warning President Obama is in danger of impeachment, or even worse, jail time.
The email – with subject line “Impeachment? Prison??? – Sign now, stand with President Obama” – claims Obama “took bold, courageous action this week to fix our nation’s broken immigration system,” but now is “under attack.”
“Republicans think this is their chance to destroy the president,” the email reads. “They’re threatening lawsuits, shutdowns, impeachment? One Republican congressman even suggested President Obama be thrown in jail!”
The DCCC then implores Democrats to show they’re “still standing with President Obama” and “have his back” by signing an online petition.
“Apparently, members of the president’s party are facing some pretty serious heat over King Obama’s unconstitutional power grab this week,” Miller quipped. “Appeals to the president’s support base seem to be growing in their hysteria.”
Miller continued: “Given the fact that most Americans do not support Obama’s power grab, and even members of his own party disapprove, impeachment should be on the table.
“Regrettably, it’s not,” Miller commented. “Fresh out of overwhelming mid-term victories, the GOP is once again moving tepidly. Even on the issue that arguably provided their margin of success – Obamacare – leadership has stated that a vote on repeal will not even be held.
“So the DCCC’s hysteria over impeachment and jail time is just a fundraising gimmick,” Miller concluded. “They know, as do all Washington insiders, that the ruling class will ensure continuation of the status quo. And absent another Jacksonian or Reagan revolution, we’ll continue our slide into the dustbin of history.”
The mention of jail time, however, wasn’t merely invented.
As WND reported, Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., did suggest before Obama’s speech about his executive action on immigration that the president may be about to commit a felony worthy of five years jail time.
He told Slate that with his forthcoming executive actions on immigration, President Obama risked breaking a federal statute “making it a felony to aid, abet or entice a foreigner to illegally enter the U.S.”
Said Brooks: “At some point, you have to evaluate whether the president’s conduct aids or abets, encourages or entices foreigners to unlawfully cross into the United States of America. That has a five-year in-jail penalty associated with it.”
The Democrats have successfully conned the Republican majority in the House – or at least the leadership – into believing they welcome it.
This is an example of counter intuitive Saul Alinsky-style disinformation at its best.
Democrats say they’re raising money fighting impeachment.
They say it will help them in the midterm election.
They say talk of impeaching the first black president smacks of racism.
And the Republican leadership, the Republican elite, the Rockefeller country-club Republicans believe them.
That’s the incredible story of what is happening right now in Washington.
House Speaker John Boehner has taken it off the table. Karl Rove says it’s only Democrats talking about impeachment. Yet polls show at least 57 percent of grassroots Republicans support impeachment.
Why do they support impeachment?
Because Barack Obama is making a mockery of the Constitution and the rule of law.
Let’s just take one of dozens of potential articles of impeachment – the use of the Internal Revenue Service to target political enemies of Obama. Here are some of the salient facts:
Lois Lerner pleaded the Fifth Amendment when subpoenaed to testify before Congress on her role in this scandal. It may be the first time this despicable woman found a part of the Constitution she could get behind. When her emails were subpoenaed, the IRS claimed her hard drive crashed and all of them were destroyed in a remarkable coincidence. Then we were told there were a whole series of computer crashes within the IRS and the hard drives were all shredded, apparently to keep this computer virus from spreading like Ebola throughout the federal government. Then a few random emails were discovered. And what did they show? They showed Lois Lerner, who will be paid by taxpayers she targeted for the rest of her life, had a palpable contempt for conservatives and tea-party people whom she maligned in barnyard terminology, explaining that these citizens represented a bigger threat to society than foreign terrorists.
Yet, Obama says there’s not a smidgeon of a scandal here.
Do I exaggerate? No, I am deliberately understating the facts.
I could add Justice Department stonewalling to the list. I could add excuse-making by IRS officials that rivals in absurdity to the old “my dog ate my homework” childhood story.
Could Richard Nixon have survived such a scandal when the House and Senate were under the control of Democrats?
We know the answer. The Democrats drafted articles of impeachment against Nixon that included the charge of using the IRS to target his political enemies with far less evidence. Nixon took the honorable way out and resigned in disgrace. (By the way, it’s worth noting that Nixon did not actually use the IRS to target political enemies. He only mused about it. But that was enough for people like Hillary Clinton, who helped draft the articles of impeachment.)
Now, let me stipulate that there are dozens and dozens of other impeachable offenses for which Obama should be charged by the House. In the interests of brevity, I will refer you to the book by Aaron Klein and Brenda Elliott called “Impeachable Offenses” for the details, though the potential indictments are growing almost daily.
Let me also point out that when Democrats began probing Nixon’s Watergate scandals, Nixon was at the height of his popularity. Democrats never considered they were dooming their own political fortunes by attempting to impeach a popular president. Nor did they concern themselves with the horror of being left with Gerald Ford as a successor. In fact, Watergate led directly to the election of an unknown Democratic peanut farmer from Georgia in 1976 – something that was unthinkable in 1973.
What Republicans really fear is a repeat of the successful impeachment of Bill Clinton, only the second president in American history to be tried for high crimes and misdemeanors. Well, maybe I should say, almost tried. What happened? Few seem to remember this relatively recent event clearly, while others were too young to recall.
Republicans actually controlled the Senate when Clinton was impeached by the House. The Republican leadership of the Senate determined before any hearings were held that it would be inadvisable politically to remove Clinton from office. Everyone knew Clinton was guilty – Democrats included. But that was beside the point.
You can read all about it in the best book ever written on the subject, “Catching Our Flag,” by James Rogan, one of the House impeachment managers. (You will also be shocked by some of the famous-name Republicans who caved in that historic fight.)
So what are we to take away from this modern history of impeachment fights?
Democrats play hard and play for keeps.
Republicans are afraid of their shadows, even when they are in the political driver’s seat.
I don’t know whether impeachment could be successful if the House Republicans chose that course.
That’s not really the point. The point should be: What is the right thing to do?
If Obama is not impeached for his high crimes and misdemeanors before he leaves office of his own accord, then it is hard to imagine any future president ever being impeached, again. The crimes he has committed against the Constitution are breathtaking and legion, unsurpassed in American history and, hopefully, in America’s future.
In other words, if Obama is not impeached, we should write off this constitutional provision forever.
Contributor’s Note: I am by no means a fan of Pat Buchanan, but with regard to this, his warning to the U.S. against jumping on ‘escalator to something unthinkable’, I must agree that he is spot on correct.
Reposted WND article by Pat Buchanan:
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The Day of the Hawk is at Hand
The bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie was premeditated mass murder. Gadhafi was taking revenge for Reagan’s raid on Tripoli in 1986.
The downing of KAL 007, flying from Anchorage to Seoul, was mass murder in the second degree. Seeing an aircraft intrude into Russian air space, Soviet officers brutally ordered it shot down.
The downing of the Malaysian airliner that took the lives of 298 men, women and children was not deliberate terrorism. No one wanted to massacre those women and children.
It was a horrendous military blunder, like the U.S. shoot-down of the Iranian Airbus by the Vincennes in 1988.
That U.S. cruiser thought it was coming under attack. And Ukraine’s separatists thought they were firing at an army plane.
The distinctions are as important as those between first- and second-degree murder, and manslaughter.
The respective reactions confirm this. Gadhafi concealed his role in the Scotland slaughter. Moscow was defiant in the KAL case. America was apologetic over the Iranian airliner.Today, Vladimir Putin, with an indictment being drawn up against him, is blaming Ukraine for the war out of which the tragedy came.
But though Putin did not order the plane shot down, the horror of it all has put him in a box. And the course he pursues could determine the future of U.S.-Russian relations for his tenure.
For the rebels in Ukraine are seen as Putin’s proxies. They have been armed and advised by Russia. And it was a Russian SA-11 that brought the airliner down.
While the separatists say they got the surface-to-air missiles from an army depot, there is evidence the missile was provided by Russia, and Russians may have advised or assisted in the fatal launch.
This crisis has caused President Obama to insist that Putin cut off the rebels. And if he does not rein them in, and abandon their cause, Putin is likely to face new U.S.-EU sanctions that could cripple his economy and push his country further out into the cold.
And the ostracism of Putin and the sinking of Russia’s economy is what some in the West have long had in mind.
“The central point that emerges from our research is that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while mass-based interest groups and average citizens have little or no independent influence.”
“Mass-based interest groups and average citizens have little or no independent influence.”
“What we are in danger of losing because of the ‘extreme inequality in terms of political influence and the production of knowledge and information’ are the classical liberal values of negative freedom, of religious liberty, of equality before the law, of free markets,” he wrote.
“The inequality of income our bipartisan ruling class sanctimoniously condemns is the very tool it uses to shore up the inequalities of power and communication from which it benefits. Affluent, self-righteous, self-seeking, self-possessed, triumphalist, out of touch, hostile to dissent – this is what oligarchy looks like in the 21st century,” he wrote.
The study looked at 1,779 policy issues and found that, “The probability of policy change is nearly the same (around 0.3) whether a tiny minority or a large majority of average citizens favor a proposed policy change. By contrast – again with other actors held constant – a proposed policy change with low support among economically elite Americans (one-out-of-five in favor) is adopted only about 18 percent of the time, while a proposed change with high support (four-out-of-five in favor) is adopted about 45 percent of the time.”Continue reading “Study: U.S. is an Oligarchy, Not a Republic”→
Radical Islamists murdering and imposing mayhem across Iraq, now calling themselves Islamic State but generally known as ISIS, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, sic (see title) have demanded both property and human lives as the price of their rapid advances.
Now they want girls.
ISIS has been putting up posters throughout Mosul, one of the captured Iraqi cities, telling residents to bring their unmarried daughters to ISIS soldiers, according to a report from the Clarion Project, a respected nonprofit organization that works to expose Islamic extremism, primarily through documentary films it produces.
Citing Arabic sources including those inside Mosul, the report said the posters call for girls to participate in “jihad al-nikah,” or “sex jihad.”
The Clarion Project cites information from Al-Masryalyoum, a “respected” Egyptian daily newspapers along with other Arab press sources.
Posters (such as the one posted above) in public places in Mosul read:
“We call upon the people of this county to bring their unmarried girls so they can fulfill their duty in sex jihad for their warrior brothers in the city and anyone who will not appear will feel the full force of the Shariah [Islamic law] upon him.”
The report said ISIS fighters have been going door-to-door, entering houses, killing the men and raping women, too.
Four such victims committed suicide, the report said, citing information from Rupert Colville, a spokesman in Geneva for Navie Pillay, a United Nations human rights official.
Clarion Fund said, “Al-Iraqiya TV station published a report about the story of two Iraqi girls who were raped by the armed men of ISIS in Mosul … The two girls, who are sisters, said that ISIS fighters came into their house, killed the men and afterwards, they took turns raping the women.”
“They came into the house. They were disgusting. They were armed and spoke among themselves in a language we did not recognize. We were afraid; I tried to save my sister, but one of them hit me with his weapon – on my body and then on my face – me and my sister. I blacked out and woke up to the sounds of the screaming of my neighbor while one of the jihadist was playing with my hair,” the girl said, according to the report.
According to a video from which the Clarion Project translated, the other sister said, “I heard one of them speaking in a dialect from the Gulf region and the other one was speaking in a language I have never heard before. I kept resisting and he hit me on my head. I woke up and saw that my entire body was covered in blood.”
While there are no statistics on the number of women who have been attacked, raped and murdered by ISIS since the Islamists entered Mosul, there are reports of those who fled to avoid such attacks.
The report cited Um-Lara, who escaped with four daughters, ages 14 to 23. They told a Russian news agency the militants had kidnapped “many” women in Mosul.
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And these are the motherfuckers that our very own “Onanist Bitch And Misogynistic Auntie” is supporting with our tax money and world-wide national credibility… WTF???????????????????????????????
For partisan and media elites, ‘the past is never dead. It’s not even past,’ which means with these two candidates likely to lead the race in 2016, the future doesn’t look so different.
As if we need it, here’s extra proof that contemporary politics is more thoroughly exhausted than adult actress Lisa Sparkxxx must have been at the end of her record-setting roll in the hay at the 2004 “Eroticon” in Warsaw, Poland.
The Washington Post reports, “Many of the Republican Party’s most powerful insiders and financiers have begun a behind-the-scenes campaign to draft former Florida governor Jeb Bush into the 2016 presidential race, courting him and his intimates and starting talks on fundraising strategy.” For once, I found myself agreeing with Jesse Jackson. Can’t we just “stay out the Bushes” this one time at least?On the other side of the aisle, it’s a given that Hillary Clinton is not only the presumptive Democratic nominee, but the only possible Democratic nominee anyone can name with a straight face (sorry, Joe Biden, but this just ain’t your century any more than the 20th was). “There was a Bush or a Clinton in the White House and cabinet for 32 years straight,” notes Maureen Dowd at The New York Times, whose headline writer adds, “Brace Yourself for Hillary and Jeb.”As it was, it shall always be. About the only cause for optimism is that there’s no Kennedy in the mix.
At least Lisa Sparkxxx participated voluntarily in her own screwing. For the large and growing plurality of Americans who identify as independent, there’s seemingly no way to opt out of the compulsive-repetitive disorder among legacy media types and partisan string-pullers. What is it that Faulkner said in Requiem for a Nun (1950)? “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” Who knew that he was talking about politics in the goddamned 21st century, not Yoknapatawpha County after the Civil War?
It’s not a mystery why elites would totally dig a retro contest between two of the nation’s least-appealing families. It would mean that zombified pundits such as David Gergen, whose lack of cogency is directly proportional to the number of administrations in which he served, could push off retirement a few more years and writers such as Dowd, who peaked in terms of what passes for wit and originality during the Clinton era, could recycle old columns as unashamedly as Cate Blanchet recycles plastic bags at the local Safeway. GOP and Democratic apparatchiks and their big-money enablers wouldn’t have to struggle with the grim and unavoidable fact that fewer and fewer of us are willing to identify with either party – even to strangers on the phone.