Representative Allen West (R-FL) had some choice words for President Obama’s speech to the United Nations Tuesday, saying that rather than justify the attacks on American outposts throughout the Middle East by mentioning a “silly” YouTube video, Obama should have stood unequivocally firm in defending American values.
West specifically begrudged Obama’s comment that the future “must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam” or any other religion.
So what would West have said?
Modeling his opening after the president’s line, West says he would have issued a much sterner warning to those who dare attack us. He wrote on his Facebook page:
My statement to the United Nations would have been, “The future does not belong to those who attack our Embassies and Consulates and kill our Ambassadors. The Angel of Death in the form of an American Bald Eagle will visit you and wreak havoc and destruction upon your existence.”
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Is Madonna one of the often-ridiculed people who thinks President Obama is Muslim? If her political speech after Monday night concert in Washington, D.C. is any indication — then yes.
After the show, the pop icon began with a history lesson, starting with the “prophet” Abraham Lincoln and continuing on to Martin Luther King.
About both, she concluded: “And they killed him, as they do.”
Soon after, Madonna added: “And now, it so amazing and incredible to think we have an African-American in the White House!”
“So, y’all better vote for fu**ing Obama,” she told the massive crowd, adding: “For better or for worse…we have a black Muslim in the White House.”
As cheers went up from all quarters, Madonna continued to say it is “amazing” and means “there is hope” for this country.
See the video here.
President Barack Obama promised that Obamacare would cut family health insurance premiums by $2,500 by the end of the first term–but instead they have risen by $3,000, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation study cited by Investor’s Business Daily.
The cost of health insurance today is more than 50% higher than Obama promised it would be–and the costs are expected to continue to rise as Obamacare is impemented.
John Merline of Investor’s Business Daily notes the rising costs specifically contradict a campaign promise Obama reiterated several times, including in debates with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and at events along the 2008 campaign trail.
Furthermore, the data show that the rise in family premium costs, largely attributable to the costs of complying with Obamacare, has outpaced the rise in costs under eight years of George W. Bush.
Health insurance companies have already been required to provide additional coverage for so-called “children” up to age 26, among other changes. That coverage is described by Obama as “free,” but in fact the costs are borne by other patients.
Obamacare also does nothing to change the underlying incentives driving the rising costs of health care, and in fact makes them worse by adding mandates and reducing patients’ choices.
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The Pakistani government’s Railway Minister, Ghulam Ahmad Bilour, offered a $100,000 bounty for the “noble cause” of murdering the makers of Innocence of Muslims. You may be relieved to learn that Islamabad’s Foreign Office said that the offer was merely “representative of Bilour’s personal views and had nothing to do with the official policy of the government of Pakistan.”
How did the State Department respond to a minister from a government that receives more than $1 billion a year in U.S. foreign aid begging al-Qaeda to murder American residents for their free speech? Like this:
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New lunch guidelines passed in 2010 as part of Michelle Obama’s health initiative (the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act) limit the amount of calories school lunches can provide.
The number, 850, is forcing many to go hungry, as the restrictions don’t account for active vs. inactive students or boys vs. girls.
One group of teens (with the help of teachers) in Kansas created a video mocking the restrictions called “We Are Hungry” and it’s gone viral.
Some Republican lawmakers are trying to get the calorie limits repealed.
On Monday night, several stories popped up regarding students revolting against Michelle Obama’s new “healthy” school lunch mandates that restrict the amount of calories schools can serve. And while there are plenty of facts, information, and even interviews, nothing captures the heart of the story as much as a viral video made by a small group of high school kids mocking the program. So who are these kids and what sparked the video? We went digging and found out.
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On Wednesday, September 26, TheBlazeTV will launch the first installment of a two-part documentary series exposing an Islamic manifesto now known as “The Project,” which details the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamists’ “grand jihad” to methodically subvert and ultimately, take over, the United States and the West.
Drawing on evidence contained in 80 file boxes of documents currently withheld from the American people by the U.S. Department of Justice, “The Project” confirms an array of oddities Americans are witnessing today, including an increase in political correctness with regards to Islam, the cooling of the U.S.-Israel relationship, and the warming of relations between the U.S. and the Muslim Brotherhood.
Be sure to to tune into TheBlazeTV (live or on demand) or DISH channel 212 both Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 8:00 p.m. ET for this never-before told story. The chilling two-part documentary features interviews with Rep. Michele Bachmann, “Blind Sheik” prosecutor Andrew McCarthy, Islam expert Stephen Coughlin and Blaze contributor Erick Stakelbeck among others.
An exclusive sneak-peek is featured below:
More than 92,000 “black farmers” signed up for reparations from the Obama USDA after the Pigford case was extended in 2010. That’s five times the number of blacks who were actually farming during the time period in question and would possibly qualify for the reparations.
Pigford v. Glickman was a class action lawsuit against the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), alleging racial discrimination in its allocation of farm loans and assistance between 1983 and 1997. The lawsuit ended with a settlement in which the U.S. government agreed to pay African American farmers $50,000 each if they had attempted to get USDA help but failed. To date, almost $1 billion has been paid or credited to the farmers under the settlement’s consent decree. Democrats want to add another $1.2 billion to the money pot and continue with the reparations.
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President Barack Obama gave his highly-anticipated speech in front of the United Nations General Assembly this morning, posing a challenge to the international community that the roots of turmoil in the Middle East be confronted.
Considering recent events, Obama discussed the ongoing anti-American turmoil unfolding across the globe. In his speech, he declared that “there are no words that excuse the killing of innocent” and that there is “no video that justifies an attack on an embassy.”
After heralding democracy and prior to delving into the importance of free speech, Obama made it known that the anti-Islam film “Innocence of Muslims” is “an insult not only to Muslims, but to America as well.”
The president did take the time to lambaste those who decry insults against the Prophet Muhammad, but who ignore insults waged against Jesus Christ and other symbols of religious importance.
“The future must not belong to those who lander the prophet of Islam but to be credible those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see in the images of Jesus Christ that are desecrated or churches destroyed or the Holocaust that is denied,” Obama proclaimed.
Watch some of Obama’s comments, below:
How about Chris Matthews? He is an aggressive bean counter when it comes to the number of blacks at Tea Parties—as if the Tea Partiers can control who shows up at their rallies.
Blacks as a group are overwhelmingly one-party voters. Jews have more Republicans. As a result, any group that espouses Republican principles obviously isn’t going to have a lot of black people—although probably more than the schools Chris Matthews’s children attended.
While living cheek-by-jowl with the nation’s capital, which happens to be a majority black city, Matthews’s kids managed to go to schools that are probably about 3 percent black. When Matthews had an opportunity to associate with blacks by sending his children to public schools, he chose not to. His obsession with race is all about self-congratulation. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said: “The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.”
The Tea Parties weren’t as white as Chris Matthews’s office. They weren’t as white as Matthews’s neighborhood or television audience. (It’s doubtful that even Eugene Robinson watches Hardball.)
This is New-York-Times-Charlie-Rose-PBS thinking. We’re not racist, they are. This pompous self-perception allows liberals to be offensively, self-righteously preening in the positions they take, such as demanding school busing for other people but sending their own kids to private schools.
If we attended a party at the Matthews home in Chevy Chase, Maryland, how many blacks would we see? Could we at least wave to the black neighbors? The New York Times write-up of his son’s wedding included a panoramic shot of the church, showing nearly a hundred guests. Not one of them is black.
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Could Mitt Romney’s 2012 election hopes follow the path of Ronald Reagan’s resounding victory in 1980?
The answer is yes, but not in the way many GOP backers are touting it.
In fact, while the common Republican narrative is that Reagan came suddenly storming from behind in October, a careful examination of the final months of 1980 demonstrates the polls looked a lot more like … well, like 2012.
In January of 1980, Republican challenger Ronald Reagan trailed incumbent President Jimmy Carter by over 30 percentage points. A late poll by Gallup, shortly before 1980′s momentum-swinging presidential debate on Oct. 28, claimed Carter was still leading Reagan by a margin of 47 percent to 39 percent.
Yet Reagan went on to steamroll Carter only a week after the debate, carrying 44 states on the way to a decisive 489-49 victory in the Electoral College and a better than 9-percent margin in the popular vote. The swing is often touted by GOP strategists as the example of how quickly fortunes can change.
Not so fast.
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