Roseburg and the Rose Garden: Obama goes for the slime

In much too typical fashion President Obama feigned indignation over the massacre at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon in order to deflect attention from the horrors of the recent videos about Planned Parenthood’s grisly procedures. Also typically the mass media have not pointed this out. Not only does Planned Parenthood murder children in the womb by burning them alive with saline solution or ripping off their limbs one at a time – like drawing and quartering regicides and heretics centuries ago –, it also dispatches those unfortunates born alive. Then it sells the body parts for cash. President Planned Parenthood stands so much behind this criminal organization that even in the Illinois Senate he would not support legislation to spare children born alive. To him and others the right to choose is the right to have a dead baby, no matter the means or the torture inflicted. He threatens to veto any spending bill that removes the money Planned Parenthood receives as direct appropriations from the Federal Government. Scores of millions of deaths since Roe v. Wade have not moved him. Retaining the political support of those supporting abortion on demand – the central dogma in their religion – is too important to let something as inconsequential as his conscience stand in the way.

But in response to the murders of the nine students in Oregon the President steps up to the bully pulpit, but not to offer prayers, or a word of consolation and healing. Rather does he divide the country and attack Republicans for not passing legislation that would remove “easy access” to guns. In his world evil should be confronted with legislation and rhetoric. But if access to guns is no longer easy, those who need them for their line of work, like drug dealers and future mass murderers, will make all necessary efforts to procure them. This is Obama at his partisan, destructive worst. He offered no positive proposals, stating he is mainly going to talk about the problem. But he could have done the following.

  • Use the bully pulpit to encourage abolition of gun-free zones, which offer mass shooters easy targets.
  • Encourage cities like Chicago and Washington, D.C. to allow citizens to defend themselves against armed criminals.
  • Direct administration agencies to enforce existing gun laws strictly.
  • Encourage the news media not to publicize these mass murderers by showing their photos and revealing their names. Notes from the Roseburg murderer show he was a Satanist who wanted to be in the “limelight” and then welcomed in hell. There is some research suggesting a copy-cat effect in mass shootings and teen suicides. Giving the murders international attention and ordering the national flag lowered gives the shooter just the kind of infamy he wanted. It also might encourage others.
  • Obama also could have announced that he will veto the criminal sentencing reform bill going through the Senate. This bill would release felons who carried guns when committing their crimes.
  • He will of course do none of these.

It turns out that Alek Skarlatos, one of the three Americans who subdued a Muslim would-be mass murderer on a Paris-bound train last August, is a student at Umpqua Community College. Who would you rather have in the classroom with one of your children during an attack, Alek, recipient of the Légion d’honneur and Christian, or President Pusillanimous? Troglo



Political quickie: a question for Barack Obama

Given on the one hand the President’s hand wringing over the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Freddie Gray, not to speak of his Justice Department’s ‘civil-rights’ investigations into the deaths, and on the other his silence about the murder of Kate Steinle, we wonder why the press has not asked him this simple question:

Do white lives matter?   Troglo


The flawed and controversial Department of Justice report on Ferguson

The report may be read here. It was clear last summer that Officer Wilson acted appropriately and could not reasonably be charged with any crime. But news media hyperbole and non-stop coverage kept the pot boiling. Under pretext of possible civil-rights violations, the race hustlers at the Federal Dept. of Justice (DoJ) started an investigation of Officer Wilson and the Ferguson Police Department. The motivation was political gain and perhaps ideological blinders. No surprise then that the findings regarding the Ferguson PD are scandalously flawed.

The findings of “racial bias” are bogus and the methods used to show them are so crude and wrong-headed they would not pass muster in an undergraduate term paper. A further problem is that the media will not mention these criticisms. Apparently anyone who disputes the findings is unenlightened at best and racist at worst. All we heard was that the report was characterized by adjectives like “scathing.” There was no effort to report the other side, because when it comes to race, there is no other side. Did you hear that the report is “controversial?” Neither did we. (We slipped this term into our title just to catch your attention.) ‘Controversial’ is only used for reports and points of view the left does not like. Ours, for example.

The biggest flaw in the DoJ report is the use of the legal doctrine of ‘disparate impact,’ which, as has been pointed out time and again, for example here and notably by Heather Macdonald here, is logically and statistically invalid and inconclusive.   Continue reading

Obama the incompetent President – June 18 update

Two recent articles pinpoint Mr Obama’s incompetence specifically with respect to the disastrous situation in Iraq We encourage you to read both. The links are here and here. A few extracts will give the flavor of the articles.

The first article is The world continues to confound our clueless President. Paul Mirengoff of the Powerlineblog writes:

Many of President Obama’s foreign policy failures are the product of his badly misguided ideology. But some flow simply from his inability to understand how the world works. (The two defects are, of course, related).

The President foolishly calls for Maliki, the Shiite Prime Minister of Iraq, to cede more political power to the Kurds and Sunnis, guaranteed to alienate his Shiite base in the face of Sunni terrorists threatening to take Baghdad. He even is negotiating with Iran, our implacable enemy and the world’s greatest sponsor of terrorism, to send in military assistance to help repulse the Sunni ISIS.

Mr Mirengoff continues:

 But… this is not the time to attempt a political do-over. Rather, it’s the time for a military mobilization. And it’s the time for nations that purport to care about Iraq to engage militarily. Military engagement doesn’t suit Obama. But it suits Iran perfectly. Thus, it will be Iran, if any nation, that comes out ahead. And afterwards, don’t expect Iran to press Maliki for a kinder, more inclusive government. That’s not how the world works, Mr. President.

 The second article, The Collapsing Obama Doctrine, by Dick and Liz Cheney, published in the Wall Street Journal, is harder hitting, devastating really.

Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many.

 Government officials in the Near East are puzzled:

 “Al Qaeda is building safe havens and training camps here. Don’t the Americans care?” Our president doesn’t seem to. Iraq is at risk of falling to a radical Islamic terror group and Mr. Obama is talking climate change. Terrorists take control of more territory and resources than ever before in history, and he goes golfing.

 According to a recent Rand study, between 2010 and 2013, there was a 58% increase in the number of Salafi-jihadist terror groups around the world. During that same period, the number of terrorists doubled. In the face of this threat, Mr. Obama is busy ushering America’s adversaries into positions of power in the Middle East. First it was the Russians in Syria. Now, in a move that defies credulity, he toys with the idea of ushering Iran into Iraq. Only a fool would believe American policy in Iraq should be ceded to Iran, the world’s largest state sponsor of terror.

 President Obama is on track to securing his legacy as the man who betrayed our past and squandered our freedom.   Troglo


Barack Obama: an incompetent president

Thanks to a post by John Hinderaker of the PowerlIneblog – one of the very best blogs in the universe – we came across a fascinating brief article by Peter Wehner in Commentary magazine about our present Commander-in-Chief:

The New Obama Narrative: Epic Incompetence.

From Wehner’s telling and very sad conclusion:

On every front he is overmatched by events. It’s painful to watch a man who is so obviously in over his head.

“(Commentary is the magazine we mentioned in our recent post about Ruth Wisse.)

There have been surprisingly few articles like this of the emperor-has-no-clothes variety in respected journals. There need to be many more, in the hope that their sheer number might eventually percolate down and persuade a section of the American electorate to rethink their disastrous voting patterns.

We should actually be grateful for our President’s incompetence, without which the damage he has wrought would be greater and more durable. Given the recent medical reports of brain damage among adolescents given to heavy marijuana use, we wonder if Obama’s self-professed membership in the choom gang might be a contributing factor.Troglo