Nov 20, 201511:00 AMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Radical Islam and its useful, peace-at-any-price idiots
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Did we say this is a world war? Now Mali.
Still gagging over Hillary’s comment at the Las Vegas debate that Republicans were her number one enemies, not ISIS or (we can say it) radical Islam.
Democrats at their last presidential debate, especially Martin O’Baltimore, kept brapping for “better intel.” Where was once-again Senate candidate Russ Feingold on intelligence gathering? Struggling young writer Christian Schneider points out that:
Just six weeks after al-Qaida terrorists took down the World Trade Center on Sept. 11 of 2001, the U.S. Senate passed the “Patriot Act,” a bill that expanded the intelligence-gathering capabilities of the federal government. … Feingold became the only senator out of 97 to vote against the bill — a fact he has touted proudly and repeatedly ever since.
… Feingold was back this week calling for better funding and more focus on intelligence gathering in the wake of last Friday’s terrorist attack on Paris. … It wouldn’t be the first time he’s tried to rewrite the past.
Feingold wrapped his opposition to the Patriot Act in the same Constitution he shredded with his landmark campaign finance bill, which outlawed political speech from disfavored speakers 60 days before an election, thankfully overturned by the Supreme Court.
Speaking of Martin O’Malley, he has his paw out for public financing to subsidize his going-nowhere campaign. Uncle Foolish will give him $48 million because no one else will give him a dime. That’s Campaign Finance Reform (aka: socialized politics) for you!
Get a load of this peace idiot:
“We grieve with France over the loss of life and over the terror that has gripped the nation. However, [you knew a “however” was coming, didn’t you?] living with that kind of fear is the constant reality for many people in the Middle East, with drones flying overhead and soldiers and mercenaries occupying the land. I think about the ... people living in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Yemen whose lives are no more than “collateral damage” to the U.S. government, people who are being murdered with total disregard for their humanity. ... We have known for a long time that our government’s drone warfare program in the Middle East is both immoral and illegal ...” — by Joy First, “Madison peace activist.”
Blame the United States first. Of course, this kind of tripe finds a willing buyer at The Capital Times, in-kind campaign donors to the Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton presidential campaigns.
Memes from our liberal … acquaintances
Credit: Tim Donovan
Meme 1: Shame on conservatives like (future president) Paul Ryan. Joseph and Mary were Middle Eastern refugees in Bethlehem. No, Luke (no last name) tells us they were reporting for census to their ancestral family home. The motels were full, not that they were much better than the livestock shed.
The other is the shameful refusal of several nations, the U.S. included, to accept a ship of Jewish refugees in 1939. Major difference: no one suspected, nor was there any reason to suspect, that the Jews were harboring Nazi saboteurs.
“There was no international conspiracy of German Jews in the 1930s attempting to carry out daily attacks on civilians on several continents. No self-identifying Jews in the early 20th century were randomly massacring European citizens in magazine offices and concert halls,” the National Review recalls.
Meme 2: The Constitution prohibits discriminating against immigrants by national origin. “There is no right to emigrate [sic] to the United States. And the fact that one comes from a country or territory ravaged by war does not, by itself, make one an asylum candidate.” Andrew C. McCarthy in the National Review. His article is titled “Refugee ‘Religious Test’ Is ‘Shameful’ and ‘Not American’ … Except that Federal Law Requires It.” Under U.S. statutory law, religious persecution is one of the grounds for granting asylum. (H/T Anne of Althouse.)
Meme 3: Funny how “climate change” doesn’t cause Christians or Jews to become terrorists.
Meme 4 retort: From Facebook: “Amazing how liberals can detect the motives of everyone except militant Islamists who don’t make it a secret.”
Some bipartisanship — Cut John Kerry some slack. He said at least there was a “rationale” for the radical Islamic killings at Charlie Hedbo in January: a kind of tit for tat that was lacking in Friday the 13th terror in Paris. He didn’t say he agreed with that rationale.
Forget it, Jake. It’s Dane County — Dane County wants more Syrian refugees, no vetting needed. The Dane County Board voted last night 31–2 in favor. The two courageous votes belong to Ronn Ferrell and Mike Willett. Absent: de Felice, O’Loughlin, Salov, and Solberg. Dave Ripp and Bill Clausius voted in favor. Both should know better.