Re: The Religious Freedom Act currently under fire in Indiana: did you know . . . . . .

Did you know that 19 other states have the same law;  that Obama voted for this law while an Illinois State Senator;  that Eric Holder and the DOJ has defended this law in the recent past; that the Illinois law is patterned after the law signed by Bill Clinton in 1993;  that the bill does not allow discrimination for the sake of religious conscience, but only allows a defense in a court for reason of religious conscience.  Our courts may choose to ignore that argument and charge the "offending parties" with discrimination,  anyway.  Without this law,  the offending parties cannot refer to their religious conscience, at all.     Of course.  Obama and the Left do not have a religious conscience,  so what do they care?

So why the attack on Governor Mike Pence?  He may be a GOP presidential candidate and needs to be "taken out."  There is no other reason   . . . . . . .    period.

PENCE: “I think it is explained by the fact this [law]  was grossly mischaracterized by advocates who oppose the bill and quite frankly from sloppy reporting for the first several days, so I really do believe that. I mean look, if I read some of the stuff about this bill, I would have had the same concern millions of Hoosiers had and people across the country have had. It just isn’t so. When President Clinton signed the bill in 1993 they said the Religious Freedom Restoration Act was the most important legislation considered by Congress since the First Amendment was approved. When state senator Barack Obama voted for this bill in Illinois, it was with broad, bipartisan support. One of the great pieces of legislative history of religious freedom restoration act is it is a way of bringing people together, consensus.

from National Review
Last week, Governor Mike Pence of Indiana signed into law the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). Almost immediately, an uproar ensued, claiming that the law was discriminatory — that it provided a license for businesses to discriminate against gay and lesbian customers. Entirely lost in this kerfuffle has been the simple fact that the Indiana law is modeled on the 1993 federal law of the same name, and that counterparts have been adopted in 19 other states. Further, four federal courts of appeals and the Obama Justice Department have all taken the position that RFRA can be used as a defense in private suits involving the enforcement of laws that substantially burden free exercise of religion. Important debates over the intersection of faith and equality are impaired when they are overtaken by misguided rhetoric, rather than being informed by the history and context of how our legal system has treated this issue.

Prediction: there will be no Iranian/US agreement, today. Just another failed deadline (there have two previous deadlines) ala Obama's "red line" in Syria.

And when the "agreement" is reached,  it will not be in writing;  Kerry will insist that it is not a binding treaty (he has already made that rather stupid admission).  More than this,   Kerry has been instructed by Obama to allow Iran to store it's nuclear material in underground bunkers,  preventing their destruction by either Israel or the other Arab nations in the region (none of them support this "peace" effort).  And, in June,  if not another failed deadline,  this Administration will boast about the "peace accord" with the same feckless ineptness that went into its brag about Yemen and Somalia and the "death of al Qaeda" and the J.V. status of ISIS and the declaration that Iraq was "strong,  stable and sovereign." 

If tomorrow's deadline for the Iranian "deal" is not met, it will be the 4th time in 15 months of negotiations that the talks have failed.

Iran backs away from key detail in nuclear deal . . . With a negotiating deadline just two days away, Iranian officials on Sunday backed away from a critical element of a proposed nuclear agreement, saying they are no longer willing to ship their atomic fuel out of the country. For months, Iran tentatively agreed that it would send a large portion of its stockpile of uranium to Russia, where it would not be accessible for use in any future weapons program. But on Sunday Iran’s deputy foreign minister made a surprise comment to Iranian reporters, ruling out an agreement that involved giving up a stockpile that Iran has spent years and billions of dollars to amass. New York Times
Netanyahu: Deal worse than feared . . . "This deal, as it appears to be emerging, bears out all of our fears, and even more than that," Netanyahu told his cabinet in Jerusalem.   (comments posted,  here at Midknight Review,  earlier last week out of the Times of Israel) 
Iranian defector: U.S. working "on behalf" of Iran . . . An Iranian journalist and top media aide to Iran's President Hassan Rouhani defected while covering the nuclear talks in Switzerland and has accused the United States' team of acting on Iran's behalf in the negotiations. (Posted here at Midknight Review this past week). 
If there's no deal, "The sanctions are going to come, and they're going to come quick," Speaker Boehner said on CNN.
Thanks to White House Dossier for text, above.  

The days of hyper-critical review are nearing an end, and Chuck Schumer as Senate Democrat Leader may be a sign of the [new] times.

Editor's notes:  Since there really is nothing to write about,  in terms of "Obama news,"  at least one hyper-Right blog has decided to "expose" Chuck Schumer (the next Progressive leader of of Senate Democrats) with this list of issues he opposes.  And, "no,"  I have no intentions of giving out that link.  It is a blog I never use and its "anti-compromise stance on anything and everything coming from the other side,"  is destructive and untenable. 

I am a conservative Independent.  I understand and respect the values of the Tea Party Movement and Sarah Palin,  but the list, below,  has more good to it,  than bad,  and none of it represents a "take-over" of the nation's private sector,  although Schumer might be in favor of such,  I do not know.  He is infinitely more intelligence than the moron we have in Harry Reid,  and is a strong supporter of Israel.  

Is he a Big Government Progressive lib?  Definitely,  but is he a lib after the Obama/Marxist/Alinsky order,  or after the traditions of FDR and Woodrow Wilson?  Big difference.  We do know that he came out with a fierce criticism of Obama's healthcare reform,  in the days following the 2014 midterm disaster. 

Democrats’ top message man Chuck Schumer criticized how his own party handled Obamacare’s political strategy on Tuesday, joining a list of prominent Democrats who’ve chastised their own party in recent days as they struggle to come to terms with a crushing defeat earlier this month.
Schumer commented at an event in Washington that Democrats “blew the opportunity the American people gave them” by concentrating on health care during the teeth of the recession in 2009 and 2010, calling it a focus on “the wrong problem.”  (Politico, here).

Look, we are nearing an end to the crap we have seen coming from this White House.   And Schumer will be part of that "new" history.  

Suffice it to say,  the following list is not all that bad.  
U.S. is urged to investigate cereal prices
Chuck Schumer rips e-cigarette makers
Sen. Schumer calls for ban on ubiquitous yoga mat chemical
Chuck Schumer races to extend ban on “undetectable” 3D-printed guns
Senator Charles Schumer Condemns Delicious-Looking Detergent
Schumer wants to ban high-powered green laser pointers
Sen. Charles Schumer Calls for a Ban on Powdered Alcohol
Schumer calls on FDA to ban powdered caffeine
Schumer Calls for Ban on Alcoholic Energy Drinks
Schumer Pushes to Shut Down Online Drug Marketplace
Senator Schumer Says Bitcoin Is Money Laundering
Charles Schumer wants federal probe into airline fare prices
Chuck Schumer Takes On The FAA Over Drone Rules
High-Frequency Trading Faces Challenge from Schumer
Fast-Food Bread a Concern, Schumer Calls for a Ban
Chuck Schumer: No Four Loko for You, New York
Senator Calls for 25 to Life [Video Game] Ban
Schumer wants to ban home-made bombs
Sen. Schumer wants to ban internationally produced Olympics uniforms
Senators Call For An End To Payday Lending By Banks 
Chuck Schumer Engineers USDA Greek Yogurt Subsidy
Sen. Chuck Schumer to introduce bill 10 banning flame retardants from kids’ products
Sen. Schumer: Ban Cadmium in Kids’ Jewelry
Schumer calls for federal review of grill brush safety, possible recall.

"Play along with Hillary, or pay the price after she wins the Presidency."

One of the most partisan ex-governors within the Democrat party,   on ABC’s “This Week”   threatened  former Democratic Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley that he could lose a cabinet position in Hillary Clinton’s administration by running against her.  Of course,  the threat,  in this woman's mind,  extends to all Democrats who oppose the next and entitled "President of the United States."

This is where the modern day Progressive (in Obama,  especially) has taken this once grand party  (I was a JFK/first term Carter Democrat before I became a Reagan Independent).

Former Democratic Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (pictured) , who also serves as a Senior Advisor to Ready for Hillary PAC,  confirms her threat with this:  “I think he and anybody else, she would welcome into the mix.    That would be healthy. But I also think ultimately, she’ll be the next president.”   And,  with her presidency there comes all the vengeance of a "woman scorned." 

Understand this:  the phrase "But, I also think ultimately,  she'll be the next president" is intended to stand in contrast to the phrase, "That would be healthy" (if O'Malley supported Hillary). 

Moderate Democrats and brain-dead followers,  alike,  have been living in a Despotic Chamber for six years,  going on eight.  And,  to think that they would support another eight years of "Yes Master,  no Master."

Obviously,  Mrs Clinton believes that she can divide the nation between men and women,  fear monger her own party members and win a national election,  all at the same time.

Know where "equal pay" and "woman's rights" are on a scale of 1 to 10?  Dead last. 

Obama is having John Karry water for the Iranian negotiating team. Anyone still think he is not an Islamic Sympathizer?

<<<<     The Iranian negotiating team in Lausanne including Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (center, front row) Journalist Amir Hossein Motaghi (second from left with dark shirt)  sought political asylum while covering the negotiations Photo: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP

From the UK's Telegraph:

Amir Hossein Motaghi, who managed public relations for Mr Rouhani during his 2013 election campaign, was said by Iranian news agencies to have quit his job at the Iran Student Correspondents Association (ISCA). 

In his television interview, Mr Mottaghi also gave succour to western critics of the proposed nuclear deal, which has seen the White House pursue a more conciliatory line with Tehran than some of America’s European allies in the negotiating team, comprising the five permanent members of the UN security council and Germany.

“The US negotiating team are mainly there to speak on Iran’s behalf with other members of the 5+1 countries and convince them of a deal,” he said. 


Independent Sentinel:

Megyn Kelly at Fox News:

Make Easter that time of year that finds you in agreement with Peter. I am off the remainder of the week. See you Monday. "God bless," even to you who think I am full of nonsense as to this Resurrection business.

Note:  This is a reprint of last years article.  Normally, a 40 share as I count attendance to an article,  is our goal.  The is article has garnered a 261 share since its writing.    

 If you have heard of the "Eucharist" or the "Lord's Supper,"  tonight, Thursday,  some 2000 years ago,  Jesus,  the man/God from Nazareth,  dedicated the emblems of this supper.  The next day,  he was betrayed by nearly all who followed him and had attended that Thursday meeting.

Peter's denial , that "next" day,  Friday, was not about fear at the Nazarene's trial, as some suppose.   Rather,  it was about Peter's own sense of humanity.  He stood in the shadows and watched as they beat his friend.  He knew that, this time,  there would be no escape.   He watched,  not actually believing in a resurrection,  "knowing" that this was the end of a wonderful,  three year dream.  His denials (there were three of them) was an admission,  that hope had come to an end and reality had set in.  

Some 30 years later,  this same Peter,  would die by crucifixion,  for the very thing he denied years before.  What happened to change his mind?  Does anyone believe that this man,  Peter,  would die for an unproven dream? I do not.  His denials prove, to me,  that he was a man willing to face reality,  no matter how unpleasant.  It proves,  to me,  that he would die for reality  (as in the garden,  at The Arrest,  when he drew his dagger,  willing to fight a Roman command).  Again,  understand that on Thursday,  in the garden,  he was willing to fight an impossible battle (one man with a dagger against a troop of Roman soldiers),   one that he knew he could not win,  only to deny Jesus,  24 hours later  . . . . . . .  only to die for that reality some 30 years later.

With Peter,  it was all about reality,  not visions or wild claims of resurrection.  He was not willing to die for a much desired but fantasy belief.  THAT is what we know about Peter.

We are about to celebrate the Resurrection.  I believe  that  this event, the "resurrection,"    turned Peter's intellectual decision to deny,  into a life of faith that demanded of him,  the strongest of validations  -  his own death.

Personally,  I believe because of Peter.  Other reasons abound,  but that is mine.

Before the 2008 elections, non-partisans actually believed in Obama's integrity. Not the case with Hillary and 2016.

As it turns out, Secretary of State,  Hillary "I want to be just like Obama"  Clinton decided to permanently delete all emails from her server  after October 28, 2014, when the Department of State for the first time asked the Secretary to return her public record to the Department.  This news from Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), chairman of the Select Committee on Benghazi.  

Clinton was under a subpoena order from the panel for all documents related to the 2012 attacks on the American compound there.   Like Obama,  she chose to ignore the subpoena and sent State those emails she deemed important.  

This is the first time in American history a Secretary of State has controlled her own email account including owning and housing her computer server.  

Besides getting old,  she is also an in-your-face crook.  At least we know before the election.  

Empire star Taraji P. Henson gives sincere apology to the LAPD - and we absolutely believe her sincerity.

 <<< When someone over-reacts,  you need to know and when they sincerely regret their angry statements,  you need to know that,  also.  Hats off to Taraji Henson,  star of the monster TV success,  Empire.  She is a favorite actress for this editor. 

Daily Mail:
Empire star Taraji P. Henson has issued a groveling apology to the LAPD admitting her son was not racially profiled.
The actress unleashed a scathing attack on officers earlier this week, accusing them of pulling over her 20-year-old son Marcel ‘for no reason’ to ‘illegally search his car’ in Glendale, California, in October.
But after the force released dash-cam footage showing the car streak through a red light, Henson has backtracked.
The video, released on Friday, shows Henson admit to having marijuana and Ritalin on him, before an officer also finds hash oil, a grinder and a knife.
After a short and calm conversation, the officer lets Henson drive off without a ticket.
Keep reading…

Hillary's favorability rating has fallen from 58% to 26% since 2009.

CBS News:
Most Americans (65 percent) say their opinion of Clinton has not changed in the wake of the email controversy, but 29 percent say their opinion of her has grown worse. Forty-nine percent of Republicans say their opinion of her is worse, as do 28 percent of independents.
More generally, 26 percent of Americans now have a favorable view of Hillary Clinton, while 37 percent view her unfavorably; another third are undecided or don’t have an opinion of her. As Clinton weighs a presidential bid, her favorable views are 12 points lower than they were in the fall of 2013, just months after leaving her position as secretary of state. Her unfavorable views have ticked up slightly, but the percentage that is undecided about her has risen eight points.
Clinton’s highest favorable rating in CBS News polling occurred in March 2009, early in her tenure as Secretary of State, when 58 percent of Americans viewed her favorably.

News Alert: This story needs to be confirmed, but there is reason to believe the co-pilot of downed Germanwings passenger plane, was a radicalized Muslim and a new converft.

Gateway Pundit,  a right leaning blog,  is reporting that the co-pilot of that downed aircraft killing 150 people including himself,  was a new Muslim convert and had been radicalized.  The Pundit report comes from the Germany press release:  

All evidence indicates that the copilot of Airbus machine in his six-months break during his training as a pilot in Germanwings, converted to Islam and subsequently either by the order of "radical", ie. devout Muslims , or received the order from the book of terror, the Quran, on his own accord decided to carry out this mass murder. As a radical mosque in Bremen is in the center of the investigation, in which the convert was staying often, it can be assumed that he - as Mohammed Atta, in the attack against New York - received his instructions directly from the immediate vicinity of the mosque.

Converts are the most important weapon of Islam. Because their resume do not suggests that they often are particularly violent Muslims. Thus Germany now has its own 9/11, but in a reduced form. And so it is clear that Islam is a terrorist organization that are in accordance with §129a of the Criminal Code to prohibit it and to investigate its followers. But nothing will happen. One can bet that the apologists (media, politics, "Islamic Scholars") will agree to assign this an act of a "mentally unstable" man, and you can bet that now, once again the mantra of how supposedly peaceful Islam is will continue. And worse still, the attacks by the left against those who have always warned against Islam, will be angrier and merciless.

For now the German Islam supporters like never before have their backs against the wall.

Michael Mannheimer, 26.3.2015   at, here

Of the 30,000 Iranian trrops supporting the Iraqe's effort at retaking Takrit, 24,000 went home in protest of the US decision to "help" retake Saddam's hometown.

Editor's notes:  Obama acknowledges that Iran is less than an ally in the fighting to retake Iraq after running off to domesticate America.  only to all all the Bush victories to vanish into the wasteland that is the Obama agenda.  At the same time,  he laughs at the GOP for believing Iran is our "mortal enemy,"  and is working to make a peace agreement with that nation.  

Sorry,  but does anyone in this Administration have a clue as to what it is doing.  We will not fight with Iran,  but we will make a peace agreement that mortally effects the entire region.  

Clearly,  this bunch of rebels in our White House do not understand how to conduct foreign policy and are hellbent on fundamentally transforming the Middle East as they see fit,  the leadership of Arab nations and Israel be damned. 

Boston Globe:
Three major Shi’ite militia groups pulled out of the fight in Tikrit against the Islamic State on Thursday, immediately depriving the Iraqi government of thousands of their fighters on the ground even as US warplanes readied for an expected second day of airstrikes there.
The militia groups, some of which had Iranian advisers with them until recently, withdrew in protest of the US military airstrikes, which began late Wednesday, insisting that the Americans were not needed to defeat the extremists in Tikrit.
A fourth Shi’ite militia group said it would remain in the battle but vowed to attack foreign members of the US-led coalition, raising the possibility that it might turn antiaircraft fire against US planes from what had been Iraqi positions.
US military leaders were seen as likely to welcome the exit of the Shi’ite groups, so long as enough Iraqi fighters remain to keep the pressure on the Islamic State’s holdouts. Before starting the airstrikes, US officials demanded that Iranian officials and the militias closest to them to stand aside, and had expressed concerns about sectarian abuses in areas controlled by the Shi’ite militias.
One of the commanders of the biggest Shi’ite militia, the Badr Organization, also criticized the American role and said his group might pull out.
“We don’t need the American-led coalition to participate in Tikrit. Tikrit is an easy battle; we can win it ourselves” said Mueen al-Kadhumi.

The most unproductive Senate Majority leader in American history has decided to retire at the end of next year.

<<<<  Anyone believe that this wannabe tough guy (he claims to have been a boxer but no proof of that exists) lost a fight with  gym equipment that  punched his eye onto hospitalization and surgery and nearly broke his right jaw?  

 Edtior's notes:  understand this nothing burger of a leader managed to block every single GOP legislative suggestion during the first six years of Obama's Whatever,  that he refused to pass a single budget as dictated by law (we have been without a budget for fiscal years 10,11, 12, 13, 14, and fiscal year 2015 ending in September of 2016). 

He cancelled 5 scheduled votes on ObamaCare.  Had he followed his own scheduling,  that bill would have failed 5 times over,  but,  instead,  he canceled and rescheduled and canceled and rescheduled and canceled and rescheduled and canceled and rescheduled and canceled and rescheduled until he had so manipulated his own party members,  that ObamaCare passed but only because he changed the rules to allow for a 51 member vote.

He is one of the reasons why I will never be a Mormon.  That church allowed this moron to rule in the most criminal ways of any American leader.

He managed to shelve all 367 bills sent to the Senate from the House,  and then had the lying "fortitude" to tell the American people that the GOP had done absolutely nothing during the Obama years.

He is a piece of feckless trash,  and I am thankful that he is retiring.  I actually want him to die off,  but,  hey,  that is me and,  I know,  "way over the top."  

BTW,  his retirement changes things in favor of the GOP in Nevada.  That state already has a newly elected Republican Governor. 


Sen. Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced today he won't seek re-election when his current term expires on Jan. 3rd, 2017.
We've posted our full archive of Reid clips here.
And here are some classics:
‘I Crashed into These Cabinets’: Reid Recounts Events Leading up to His Injury [Link]
Reid: On Exec. Amnesty Push, Obama ‘Should Go as Big as He Can’ [Link
Harry Reid Makes Asian Jokes in Front of Asian Chamber of Commerce [Link]
Reid: Obama Doesn’t ‘Have a Better Friend’ than Me [Link]
Reid: The $1.7 Million Sale of My Home Will Create 60 Jobs [Link]
Reid on Trading Terrorists for Bergdahl: ‘What Difference Does it Make?’ [Link]
Reid Praises Bob Bergdahl’s ‘Long Flowing Beard’ [Link]
Reid: Republ icans Hate Women, Hispanics, Blacks, Gays, Asians, and Everyone Else [Link]
Reid: The Koch Brothers Are ‘One of the Main Causes’ of Climate Change [Link]
Reid: Republicans Like ‘Greased Pigs’ [Link]
Reid: Bundy Supporters Are ‘Domestic Terrorists’ [Link]
Grabien Exclusive Video: ‘Harry Reid, Stalker’ [Link]
Reid Gets Testy With Reporter Who Asks About His FEC Probe [Link]
Reid’s New Defense of ObamaCare: People Not ‘Educated on How to Use the Internet’ [Link]
Reid: Republican ‘Obstruction’ May Have Helped Russia Annex Crimea [Link]
Reid: All of the ObamaCare ‘Horror Stories’ Are ‘Untrue’ [Link]
Reid: Anarchists Have Taken Over the House and Senate [Link]
Reid on NSA Phone Surveillance: Everyone, Calm Down [Link]
Reid: Romney has Money in Offshore Accounts Evidenced by Partial Tax Returns [Link]
Reid Doesn’t Like Smelly Tourists [Link]
Reid Claims Paying Income Tax Is ‘Voluntary’ in America [Link]
Reid Sponsor Amendment to Audit the Federal Reserve [Link]

When caught in a lie, this Administration just keeps telling the same old lie. What their strategy is for doing so, is beyond a reasonable explanation that does not indict this Administration for political fraud.

Understand this,  we have been driven out of Yemen,  totally.  The Embassy is closed,  our personnel had to run for their lives, the government we supported is gone,  and all our capabilities as to intelligence gathering have been destroyed   . . . . .    and in the face of this,  the Administration wants you to believe that they are successful in their anti-terror strategies. 

You simply cannot define "Losers" in more graphic and specific ways than what has happened in Yemen since Obama declared that country to be an example of his foreign policy in the Middle East  . . .   and this is the 10th such such example of "Loser" I can think of,  off the top of my head  (the red line inSyria,  Egypt/Jordan alliance to our exclusion,  the utter collapse of Iraq, the failed war in Afghanistan,  the Bergdahl exchange that re-enforced the leadership of the Taliban while we are at war with that terror group,  the utter collapse of Libya, the disgraceful fall of our Benghazi Embassy,   the Egyptian/Saudi alliance to our exclusion, the nuclear advances Iran has made while Obama lives in our White House,  and his idiotic and near criminal treatment of best ally in the Middle East.  

Sadly,  Yemen is a perfect example of Obama's Middle East policies    . . . .     absolutely perfect.  

This week's edition of the Watcher's Council - a collective of conservative journalist and citizen authors, that is unlike anything the Left has to offer. BTW, you're welcome.

<<<<  I was traveling,  last week,  and overlooked the fact that I had not posted the weekly Conservative Journal found at Joshua Pundits.  This is the current edition. 

Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions

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Obama continues his subterfuge as he pretends to justify the criminal release of the Taliban Five for a nothing-burger deserter.

<<<     Clearly,  Obama thought we would all celebrate this deserter's release as he pretended that Bowe Bergdahl was a loyal American soldier taken as a prisoner of war,  rather the criminal deserter that,  in fact, he was/is.  Not a hint of Bergdahl's desertion;  not a hint of shame from his parents;  not a single mention of the deaths of those who went after this deserter.  Just a cold blooded effort at scoring political points from the same man who went to sleep 5 hours before the deaths of the two remaining survivors at the Benghazi embassy,  sleeping while they were screaming for help,  not knowing that their "commander" had already written them off.  What a piece of work we have in this phony community organizer.  

In addition to the rhetorical carp on record with this YouTube video,  we have these continuing excuses for this ridiculous and criminal trade:  

Excuses, excuses,  excuses:  

1.  Speaking in Poland, Obama said rescuing Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl upheld a "sacred rule" that the United States does not "leave our men or women in uniform behind."

Fact:  at the point in time when Bergdahl deserted,  he was not longer a member of the military in good standing.  A 30 minute investigation would have revealed that he left his uniform(s) behind,  his military issued weapons and ammo,  and had written about his intensions to desert.  

2.  Time was running out for Bergdahl in view of his declining health.  

Fact: he was giving a clean bill of health within hours of being returned to the US military.  

3.  He served with honor and distinction

Fact:  next thing you will be told by Susan Rice and her boss,  is that he deserves a metal of some sort.  This lie is so obviously wrong that it does not need specific refutation.  

Editor's comment:  In the end,  Obama simply wanted to get 5 of the worst Taliban fighters in GITMO  out of that prison.   No country would take these Muslim savages,  so he ran with the excuse that he had no choice but to trade them for this feckless and cowardly deserter   . . . .   along with close to a million dollars.  He did not care about the lives lost in the effort to bring Bergdahl back  (6 American soldiers died in the rescue effort but who in the Administration gives a damn about that ?).  And,  the excuses/lies listed above,  remain the rhetoric for this Administration.  

He did the same sort of thing with Hasan,  the murdering Muslim doctor at Fort Hood,  stonewalling for more than a year as to the release of Hasan's emails,  which established his link with radical Islamic forces outside the United States.  

If things go as they should,  Bowe Bergdahl will serve the rest of his pathetic life in a military prison,  no thanks to Barack Hussein Obama.  

Democrats ignore their own black constituents as they build upon their lust for increasing taxes while repressing the working poor and middle class of Blacks and Hispanics. .

Republicans seeking to repeal the estate tax have rolled out the endorsements of black business advocates who argue the tax is especially painful for minority entrepreneurs.

Harry Alford of the National Black Chamber of Commerce and Robert Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), separately argued in recent days that the estate tax is an especially bitter pill for minority business owners, many of whom only started getting successful in the last half-century or so.

“Full repeal of the estate tax would allow African Americans to pass the full fruits of their business success to the next generation and thereby laying the foundation for a permanent minority ownership class that can contribute to the economic growth and development of the United States economy,” Johnson, whose worth has been estimated at more than half a billion dollars, wrote to the House Ways and Means Committee last week.
Alford added in an op-ed for The Hill that black business owners are far more wary of the estate tax than entrepreneurs in general, making the case that what opponents dub the “death tax” puts pressure on minority-owned companies to sell at a discount price.

“It’s a legacy-killer,” Alford added in an interview with The Hill.

“People in those districts are the first to cry foul when businesses move away,” he said regarding lawmakers who propose expanding the estate tax. “They need to take Business 101.”

After a heated debate, the Ways and Means Committee passed a measure repealing the estate tax Wednesday on a party-line vote, the tax-writing panel’s first such vote in roughly a decade.

Now, the Iranians do not want a signed and written agreement and Obama is thinking about agreeing to that demand. Geeeeesh.

Editor's notes:  As you read,  make note of the four broken deadlines already experienced by the Obama/Kerry cabal. 

New York Times reports.

The Obama administration and Congress have clashed over bills to impose new sanctions on Iran or to require Senate ratification of any nuclear deal. However, the Iranians appear to have treated the March 31 date as merely an opportunity to drag talks out further–this time, until a deadline of July 1.
When the extension of talks was announced last year–the third new deadline in a process that was supposed to last no more than six months when first announced in late 2013–there were two deadlines reported. One was March 1, 2015, the deadline for a “political framework agreement.” The other was July 1, for “final agreement including annexes,” according to a CNN report at the time. However, the political framework agreement was always vaguely defined, and later extended.
The West has attempted to negotiate with Iran for years. Iran’s refusal to obey international norms and treaties to which it had already committed led to six UN Security Council resolutions banning all nuclear enrichment activity.
When he came to office, President Barack Obama treated prior negotiations as if they had never happened, and sought new talks with the regime. Israeli officials warned that Iran would simply use new talks to buy more time to develop its nuclear capabilities.
And thus it proved to be. Under the present negotiations–which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called a “historic mistake,” and the French government once called a “sucker’s deal”–Iran has bought time again and again.
The Obama administration played up the March deadline as if it would produce a written agreement, perhaps to buy time as Congress began questioning the emerging details of the likely deal.
Iran, however, has played Obama, once again, for a fool.

Iran is in violation of the treaty before the treaty is a treaty !! But we can trust them, now ??!

VIENNA (Reuters) – Iran is failing to address suspicions it may have worked on designing an atomic bomb, according to the latest report by a U.N. watchdog, potentially complicating efforts by world powers to reach a deal with Tehran on its nuclear program.
The report by the International Atomic Energy Agency said Tehran had still not provided information it was due to produce more than two months ago to help advance a long-running IAEA inquiry into suspected nuclear weapons research.

The confidential document was issued to IAEA member states less than three weeks before the Nov. 24 deadline by which Iran and six global powers are seeking to end a decade-old standoff over the Islamic Republic’s atomic activities.    “Iran has not provided any explanations that enable the agency to clarify the outstanding practical measures,” it said.

Obama Snubs NATO Chief as Crisis Rages, proving his immature petulance as a world leader.

Josh Rogin / Bloomberg View:
Obama Snubs Nato Chief as Crisis Rages
Discussion: and Fox News

Editor's notes:  Understand that the new NATO Chief labels ISIS "violent Islamic extremism."  That is heresy to Hussein Obama and,  as a result,  this petulant man/child acts out his anger in the same immature way he treats Netanyahu  . . . .  only with the Prime Minister,  it is because the man is a Jew, a warrior,  and a leader who will not be bullied.

You should know that Obama is getting ready to betray the nuclear secrets of Israel for no other reason than he,  Obama,  is pissed at Netanyahu for kicking his butt (Obama's) in the last election cycle.  

We can handle what this clown is doing,  here at home.  Israel may be decades recovery from the effects of this poorly educated,  Chicago thug, Jew hating, Muslim adoring,  Saul Alinsky wannabe.  

Do not forget that a letter opposing what he is doing with his secret Iranian deal was sent to him,  this past week,  and that letter was signed by 367 members of the House,  including 124 Democrats !!   

Why are black Democrats so confused?

Norton is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus.  Members of this caucus,  obviously cannot park their cars,  believe that Guam will tip over if more military installations are created,  claim that 200 million slaves from Africa were thrown overboard,  during the slave trading years,  support Communist leadership (Castro and Chavez),  and believe in the New Black Panther Party. 

I am proud to say,  the GOP has no black members who are this twisted and confused. 

Obama betrays Israel's nuclear secrets, proving his alliance with the Muslim world.

Two/three years ago,  Obama invited the leaders of the Arb/Middle East world to the White House along with Israel.  At the time,  this editor (that would be me) posited that Obama was about to reveal Israel nuclear secrets if Israel did not come on board with his plans for a Middle East peace.  Netanyahu canceled and the event did not happen.  The news,  below,  is not news to me.  Obama,  the backstabbing fool that he is,  had this betrayal in mind,  all along. 

The Pentagon has declassified a document that was once labeled “top-secret,” which goes into sophisticated detail about Israel’s nuclear weapons program. The document was released quietly just prior to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s March 3 speech to a joint session of Congress.
Israel has never officially confirmed or denied the existence of a nuclear weapon’s program within its borders.
The Pentagon declassified sections covering Israel’s nuclear program, but “kept sections on Italy, France, West Germany and other NATO countries classified, with those sections blocked out in the document,” Israel National News reported.
The 386-page top-secret memo, titled, “Critical Technological Assessment in Israel and NATO Nations,” goes into great detail about how Israel turned into a nuclear power in the 1970s and 80s.

Cruz compares himself to Galileo? Who is more ridiculous, Cruz or Obama for pretending that he was the coming Messiah, that he would cool the earth and chase back the rising tides?

Ari Phillips / ThinkProgress:
Ted Cruz Compares Himself to Galileo, Calls Those Who Believe In Climate Change ‘Flat-Earthers’

Obama has been talking and talking about his budget proposal. Yesterday the Senate took a vote on his proposal and Obama lost, 98 to 1. Can anyone out there in Obamaland say "duffus?"

For my Obama supporting friends, and I have a few (and I want to be friends after I ask this question), do you know that since 2012, Obama has submitted a number of budget proposals to the Congress? Yesterday, was his 5th such attempt. Know what the vote count was, in the Senate? 98 "nos" and 1 "yes." Prior to this, the Senate has voted 99 to nothing against, 97 to nothing against, all in separate years. In the House, the vote count in 2012 was 414 to nothing against and the following year, 416 to 2 against. Question: How fiscally "with it," does a community organizer have to be, to garner such vote counts, understanding that his own party members are voting down his proposals?

Me? I think, when it comes to the administration of the government, the man is so Utopian oriented, that he is stupid when it comes to such administrative decisions. Think about, please: 98 to 1, 99 to 0, 97 to 0, 414 to 0, and 416 to 2. Seriously? And you should know that no president in our American history have ever garnered a zero vote on any budget proposal. And he wants to walk away from Israel. Brilliant.

Obama does not believe in a two state solution or he would demand the PLO recognize the State of Israel as mandated by the United Nations, in 1948 . . . . period.

White House Chief of Staff to Israel: Get out . . . White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough made clear in a speech to a left-leaning Israel advocacy group that President Obama isn’t letting Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu off the hook for his dismissal of a two-state solution. A one-state solution based on unilateral annexation and abandonment of democratic rights for Palestinians, he warned, “would only contribute to Israel’s further isolation.” In other words, he said, more divestment, boycotts and efforts to delegitimize Israel in the international community. “An occupation that has lasted more than 50 years must end,” McDonough said.  He continued with this comment:  "“Palestinian children deserve the same right to be free in their own land as Israeli children in their land. A two-state solution will finally bring Israelis the security and normalcy to which they are entitled, and Palestinians the sovereignty and dignity they deserve,” 

Editor's notes:  Understand this - Israel as a state,  is not the result of an unilateral annexation and abandonment of democratic rights for Palestinian.  But who in this subversive Administration cares about history?  You must know that the Obama Administration is filled with folks who do not recognized any authority that does not stand in agreement with its own sense of "fairness,"  including the U.N.'s degree that,  after the deaths of nearly 7 million Jews at the hands of Hitler,  the Jewish people had a right to a small piece of earth,  where they could go.  Nothing "unilateral about that."  It was a UN mandate.  
And the Palestinians?  They have been abandoned by their own people in the region.  They,  the Palestinians,  have somewhere to go   . . . . . .   back to Lebanon or Jordan,  or Saudi Arabia or Kuwait or Qatar or where in the Arab Middle East,  but the moment the UN made its decision,  the Palestians declared war on Israel,  and,  to this day,  refuses to admit that Israel is a state.  A "two state" is precisely what Hussein and his staff do not believe in.    What Hussein Obama said via his Chief of Staff is sheer and demonstrable crap   . . . . . .    and they know it.  
An important sidebar to this Administration's reckless abandonment of the truth,  is this: 
Graham blasts McDonough . . . "Today the chief of staff of the president of the United States used language that has been reserved for terrorist organizations," said Sen. Lindsey Graham. The Hill

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The once proud Civil Rights Movement no longer represents the best in American values. Here is proof of that statement.

You are looking at the devolution of the civil rights movement.  Martin Luther King, Jr.,  was a Republican,  who believed in this once great nation and its ability to correct itself.  He died for that belief.  On the other hand,  we have the end game,  a perversion of what the great civil rights leaders believed five decades ago,  and a "leader"  (Obama) who never marched in or participated in any civil rights demonstration (this is his second such performance,  emphasis on "performance") and has been an existential disaster for the working poor within the black community.

What a sham.  The civil rights movement used to be an American movement.  Today,  that leadership is in love with the Castro's and Hugo Chavez's of the world,  and and the movement has been taken over by subversives, and,  is as "American" as it appears to be. 

The Administration that has spied on our national media and virtually all of our international allies, now whine's about Israel spying on Obama as he prepares to turn Israel over to the dogs in the Middle East who would destroy that nation.

U.S. officials say Israel spied on Iran talks

The accusations come as relations between Obama and Netanyahu reach new lows.
Israel spied on Iran’s nuclear talks with the United States — and used the information to undermine the Obama administration’s position with the GOP-led Congress, according to an explosive report in The Wall Street Journal.

Editor's notes:  Politico, in the above lede,   gives us the WSJ journal's "head's up," but did not mention the fact that the whiny, flower powered,  Administration that is complaining about Israel,  is the same Administration that ordered the NSA to spy on the Associated Press and virtually all major network reporters;  the same Administration that hacked into General Patraeus's email account and used that information to silence his criticism of Benghazi and its shameful cover-up;  the same Administration that sanctioned the IRS to use its power to silence conservative opposition in the months before the 2010 midterms;  the same Administration that spied on our own allies including Israel,  France,  Great Britain, and Brazil;  the same Administration that was at work since September of 2014,  in Israel,  to defeat Netanyahu in the March,  17, 2015 election    . . . . . . . . .    yes,  THAT Administration..  

To summarize:  the most corrupt/subversive Administration in American history dares to complain as Israel works to save its national life.  

Now you know the rest of the story. 

A 15 minute speech by Marco Rubio in which he outlines Obama's harsh treatment of Netanyahu and Israel as he, Obama, prepares to betray the trust Israel has had in the United States of America. You really need to take the time to listen.

The Leftist Church attacks Franklin Graham and all responsible Christian believers. Read their open letter, here.

Listen up--Blacks, Whites, Latinos, and everybody else. Most police shootings can be avoided. It comes down to respect for authority and obedience. If a police officer tells you to stop, you stop. If a police officer tells you to put your hands in the air, you put your hands in the air. If a police officer tells you to lay down face first with your hands behind your back, you lay down face first with your hands behind your back. It’s as simple as that. Even if you think the police officer is wrong—YOU OBEY. Parents, teach your children to respect and obey those in authority. Mr. President, this is a message our nation needs to hear, and they need to hear it from you. Some of the unnecessary shootings we have seen recently might have been avoided. The Bible says to submit to your leaders and those in authority “because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account.”

Editor's notes:  understand that Graham is giving advice to those who are confronted by a police officer.  His comments are limited to that circumstance.  Why Leftish Church decided to take offense with his advise,  is more evidence of just how far off the rails is the Utopian Movement,  today.  

When a cop tells you to pullover,  or "sit down and shut up,"  or "get on your knees," or whatever,  such is not the time to rebel against "the authorities."  But, the Leftish church seems to think that Jesus would approve,  even lead,  in a wave of anarchy that includes violence,  attacks on those who are not party to any injustice,  and the murder of members of our police force.  

An Open Letter to Reverend Franklin Graham
Dear Rev. Graham,

We write to you in the spirit of Matthew 18: we aim to reconcile with you. You have sinned against us, fellow members of the body of Christ. While your comments on March 12 were just a Facebook post, your post was shared by more than 83,000 people and liked by nearly 200,000 as of Monday morning, March 14, 2015. Your words hurt and influenced thousands. Therefore, we must respond publicly so that those you hurt might know you have received a reply and the hundreds of thousands you influenced might know that following your lead on this issue will break the body of Christ further.

Frankly, Rev. Graham, your insistence that “Blacks, Whites, Latinos, and everybody else” “Listen up,” was crude, insensitive, and paternalistic. Your comments betrayed the confidence that your brothers and sisters in Christ, especially those of color, have afforded your father’s ministry for decades. Your instructions oversimplified a complex and critical problem facing the nation and minimized the testimonies and wisdom of people of color and experts of every hue, including six police commissioners that served on the president’s task force on policing reform.

In the nadir of your commentary, you tell everyone to “OBEY” any instruction from authorities and suggest that the recent shootings of unarmed citizens “might have been avoided” if the victims had submitted to authority.
And you bluntly insist, “It’s as simple as that.”

It is not that simple. As a leader in the church, you are called to be an ambassador of reconciliation. The fact that you identify a widely acknowledged social injustice as “simple” reveals your lack of empathy and understanding of the depth of sin that some in the body have suffered under the weight of our broken justice system. It also reveals a cavalier disregard for the enduring impacts and outcomes of the legal regimes that enslaved and oppressed people of color, made in the image of God — from Native American genocide and containment, to colonial and antebellum slavery, through Jim Crow and peonage, to our current system of mass incarceration and criminalization.

As your brothers and sisters in Christ, who are also called to lead the body, we are disappointed and grieved by your abuse of the Holy Scriptures. You lifted Hebrews 13:17 out of its biblical context and misappropriated it in a way that encourages believers to acquiesce to an injustice that God hates. That text refers to church leadership, not the secular leadership of Caesar.

Are you also aware that your commentary resonates with the types of misinterpretations and rhetoric echoed by many in the antebellum church? Are you aware that the southern slavocracy validated the systematic subjugation of human beings made in the image of God by instructing these enslaved human beings to “obey their masters because the Bible instructed them to do so?”

Your blanket insistence on obedience in every situation exposes an ignorance of church history. God called Moses to resist and disobey unjust authority. Joseph and Mary were led by the Spirit to seek asylum in Egypt, disobeying the unjust decrees passed down by authority figures in order to ensure the safety of Jesus. And Paul himself resisted authority and ultimately wrote Romans 13 from jail.

In modern times, Christian brothers and sisters abided by Paul’s command to the persecuted Roman church. They presented their bodies as living sacrifices. They refused to conform to the oppressive patterns of this world. Rather, they were transformed by the renewing of their minds. (Romans 12:1-2) Throughout the Jim Crow South, in El Salvador, and in the townships and cities of South Africa Jesus followers disobeyed civil authority as an act of obedience to God — the ultimate authority, the Lord, who loves and demands justice (Psalm 146:5-9, Isaiah 58, Isaiah 61, Micah 4:1-5, all the prophets, Luke 4:16-21, Luke 10:25-37, Matthew 25:31-46, Galatians 3:27-28). Likewise, Christians who marched in Ferguson, Mo., New York City, and Madison, Wis., follow in the holy footsteps of their faithful predecessors.

As one who understands human depravity, your statement demonstrates a profound disregard for the impact of sinful individuals when given power to craft systems and structures that govern millions. The outcome is oppression and impoverishment — in a word, injustice.

Finally, if you insist on blind obedience, then you must also insist that officers of the justice system obey the U.S. Constitution, which protects the right of all to equal protection under the law. Yet, reports confirm unconscious racial biases in policing, booking, sentencing, and in return produce racially disparate outcomes within our broken justice system.

Likewise, you must also call on officers to honor their sworn duty to protect and serve without partiality. The Federal Bureau of Investigations director, James B. Comey, acknowledges that law enforcement has fallen short of this mandate : “First, all of us in law enforcement must be honest enough to acknowledge that much of our history is not pretty. At many points in American history, law enforcement enforced the status quo, a status quo that was often brutally unfair to disfavored groups.”
Let us be clear: We love, support, and pray for our police officers. We understand that many are doing an excellent job under extremely trying circumstances. We also understand that many officers are burdened by systems that routinely mete out inequitable racialized outcomes.

For the past nine months, many of your fellow Christian clergy have been engaged in sorrowful lament, prayerful protest, spirit-led conversations, and careful scriptural study to discern a Godly response to these inequitable racialized outcomes within America’s justice system. We have wrestled with God like Jacob, begging God to bless us with peace in our streets and justice in our courts.

Rev. Graham, as our brother in Christ and as a leader in the church, we forgive you and we pray that one day you will recognize and understand the enduring legacy of the institution of race in our nation.
Now is the time for you to humbly listen to the cries of lamentation rising nationwide. We do not expect you to be an expert in racial issues, police brutality, or even the many factors that go in to our complicated and unjust criminal system. We do, however, expect you to follow the example of leaders and followers of Jesus throughout the scriptures and modern history. We expect you to seek wise counsel and guidance first from those who bear the weight of the injustice and second from other experts in the field.
Ultimately, we invite you to join us in the ongoing work of the ministry of reconciliation.

In Jesus,

Onleilove Alston
Executive Director
Faith in New York

The full compliment of signatories can be found here.