Does Barack Obama ever think about his words and actions and how they might be received coming not from the president but from some ordinary workaday stiff? Does he even care? At various times during the past four years, he has lectured wealthy Americans (read: rich fat cats) on the need for shared sacrifice in these financially challenging times, then turned around and taken his family on lavish vacations, partly on the taxpayers’ dime.
A reader at The Optimistic Conservative pointed out that the media outlets hailing the election of Hassan Rohani, a so-called “moderate,” as the next president of Iran are the same outlets that consider the Tea Parties in America to be “radical.” (Mike DeVine has coverage of the media gusher here.)
Given that most of these media outlets would agree that the clerical mullahs of Iran’s Guardian Council are radicals, Continue reading
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism. So we were told repeatedly by the upstanding, nonviolent citizens who took to the streets in protest during the administration of George W. Bush. Such an individual is shown at the left, carrying a likeness of the former president, augmented by a Hitler mustache and swinging from a noose.
A British man recently hired to his “dream job” ended up losing it before his first day of work. His offense was making an alleged “racist” remark concerning buying bacon sandwiches, which are standard English breakfast fare but forbidden among Muslims.
All candidates appearing on the ballot for the post of head puppet must first pass the clerics’ radical litmus tests before Iranians get to vote.
Apparently not everyone was paying attention when President Obama announced in a speech last month that “this war [on terror], like all wars, must end.” How else to explain two news stories this morning detailing acts of terrorism, one actual and unrivaled in its depraved indifference, the other suspected?
The view that NSA “whistle blower”-in-exile Edward Snowden is a hero has gained less traction to date than the view that he is a traitor. Nevertheless, the debate rages on. So writes John Avlon in a column in Saturday’s Telegraph (UK), in which he notes that no less a leaker than Daniel (Pentagon Papers) Ellsberg has come out in support of Snowden’s actions, telling The Daily Beast:
The headline you thought you’d never read… ever.
It was only a matter of time before the Western World saw the headline the vast majority never thought they’d ever read, but it’s true: Saudi transvestites were arrested at a gay wedding as reported by the Dubai-based news portal Emirates 24/7.
The Arab-centric news agency notes that the Saudi Arabian religious police, officially titled the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, were joined by local police officers in the Islamic holy city of Mecca as they busted up the forbidden man-to-man nuptials.
When the nation’s first black president and his family visit Africa later this month, they can probably look forward to a warm reception. That’s provided the steer clear of South Africa, where a warrant has been sworn for Barack Obama’s arrest.
Jani and Bob Bergdahl, parents of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, an American soldier captured by the Taliban four years ago, are set to speak at a “Bring Bowe Back” rally to be held in Hailey, Idaho on June 22, according to a press release issued late Thursday.
June 22, the event page says, is the fourth anniversary of the date Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban.