DRUMS RATTLE, FLAGS WAVE; Pray USA.
BRODY – Obama Smoked Paris
PARIS: HANSON – War on terror; WSJ – The Horror; McCARTHY – Not a misnomer; DRUDGE LINKS 11/16/15.
LEADS: GLUECK – Scary Ted; BOYLE – Rubio twists; YORK – Dems static; SICILIANO – Climate roll-back; HOROWITZ – 7 shocking facts.
PA: BOEHM – Sandusky pension.
END NOTES: GELLER – Will to live?; STEYN – Barbarians w/o gates.
November 17th, Pray USA/PA
Subject: Pennsylvania Leaders Calling For Prayer – RSVP Today
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Nearly 900 government leaders, 50 organizations and over 130,000 citizens have said, “Yes” to the nationwide prayer initiative launched earlier this year in a strong and determined effort to realign the country with our Judeo-Christian heritage and see God heal this land. Mark your calendar now! Find out more about the PrayUSA: Government Leaders Calling the Nation to Prayer movement.
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“When the Allahu Akbar boys opened fire, Paris was talking about the climate-change conference due to start later this month, when the world’s leaders will fly in to ‘solve’ a ‘problem’ that doesn’t exist rather than to address the one that does.” Mark Steyn,
Obama Smoked Paris
Psychologist Russ Barkley used to recommend consequences for inhibiting impulsive behavior in young males . . . consequences that are immediate, certain, and personally relevant. And my chief job as a psychologist for 35 years was not lecturing the young male but to get his mother to stop doing so. Such is also true for other of groups of young males. For example, fifty push-ups and a ten-mile run inhibit goofing around by young Marines. Such consequences would have helped at Mizzou.
Paris burns, Islam celebrates, and Obama says “tsk-tsk” just as Carter did.
His conduct makes sense if you remember that the first job of a politician is to get his next job. He and Valerie make crises that he will promise to solve. (Does she steal your White House property for his later use?)
“Cloward-Piven” refers to overloading a government agency by rumors that lead to so much demand that the agency must be increased in size. Obama will kindle more assaults and position himself up as the essential mediator between vengeful Americans and the bomb–makers. BO’s Brotherhood friends won’t sanction his bombing every mosque between Dearborn and Beirut, You see, he needs their votes for his next job.
Reagan’s election led to the Iran’s immediate release of American prisoners.
Will the unrest in Paris guarantee the election of Donald Trump?
Also – James Oliphant, YAHOO!: “Trump surges among likely Republican primary voters: Reuters/Ipsos poll”
“. . . According to the five-day rolling Reuters/Ipsos presidential poll, Trump has leapt some 17 percentage points among likely Republican voters since Nov. 6, when he was essentially tied with Ben Carson at about 25 percent. Trump now captures 42 percent of those voters while Carson has fallen off slightly. . .”
Also – Katie Zezima, WaPo: “Cruz: Obama ‘does not wish to defend this country’”
“. . . “I recognize that Barack Obama does not wish to defend this country,” Cruz said on “Fox and Friends” “He may have been tired of war, but our enemies are not tired of killing us. And they’re getting stronger.”
Cruz continued to call for the United States not to take in Syrian refugees because he says intelligence agencies cannot determine which of them may be aligned with the Islamic State, the militant group that has claimed credit for the Paris attacks.
“President Obama and Hillary Clinton’s idea that we should bring tens of thousands of Syrian Muslim refugees to America is nothing less than lunacy,” he said.
Cruz said that Muslim refugees should “be resettled in the Middle East, in majority Muslim countries.” But he said Christians should be provided a safe haven in the United States because he said they are subject to “genocide.”
Also – Kit Daniels, Infowars: “Obama to Allow 10,000 Migrants into U.S. Despite Paris Attacks”
PARIS . . .
Victor Davis Hanson, NRO: “Waging the War on “Terror,” Vichy-style”
“A few hours before the catastrophic attack in Paris, President Obama had announced that ISIS was now “contained,” a recalibration of his earlier assessments of “on the run” and “Jayvees” from a few years back. In the hours following the attack of jihadist suicide bombers and mass murderers in Paris, the Western press talked of the “scourge of terrorism” and “extremist violence”. Who were these terrorists and generic extremists who slaughtered the innocent in Paris — anti-abortionists, Klansmen, Tea-party zealots?
“Middle Eastern websites may be crowing over the jihadist rampage and promising more to come, but this past week in the United States we were obsessed over a yuppie son of a multi-millionaire showboating his pseudo-grievances by means of a psychodramatic hunger strike at the University of Missouri and a crowd of cry-baby would-be fascists at Yale bullying a wimpy teacher over supposedly hurtful Halloween costumes. I guess that is the contemporary American version of Verdun and the Battle of the Bulge. “This sickness in the West manifests itself in a variety of creepy ways — to hide bothersome reality by inventing euphemisms and idiocies likely ‘workplace violence’ and ‘largely secular,’ jailing a ‘right-wing’ video maker rather than focusing on jihadist killers in Benghazi, deifying a grade-school poseur inventor who repackaged a Radio Shack clock and wound up winning an invitation to the White House, straining credibility in Cairo to fabricate unappreciated Islamic genius. Are these the symptoms of a post-Christian therapeutic society whose affluence and leisure fool it into thinking that it has such a huge margin of security that it can boast of its ‘tolerance’ and empathy — at the small cost of a few anonymous and unfortunate civilians sacrificed from time to time? Is deterrence a waning asset that has now been exhausted after seven years of Obama administration apologetics and contextualizations? “Our premodern enemies have certainly got our postmodern number. . .” www.nationalreview.com/article/427066/waging-war-terror-vichy-style-victor-davis-hanson
WSJ: “The Horror in Paris”
“Europe’s worst attack since Madrid requires a new antiterror resolve.
“Paris endured one of the worst terror assaults in history Friday night, with scores murdered in coordinated attacks at multiple sites, including a restaurant, a concert hall, a soccer stadium and the Les Halles food market. President François Hollande declared a national state of emergency and closed France’s borders. ‘This is horror,’ he said in a televised address. It’s also our world today.
“Though no group had claimed responsibility for the attacks, Islamic State (ISIS) didn’t wait long to celebrate. ‘O crusaders we are coming to you with bombs and rifles,’ tweeted one unofficial ISIS propagandist, according to the Vocativ news site. ‘Wait for us.’ Witnesses report hearing cries of “Allahu Akbar” along with gunfire. A woman at the Bataclan concert hall told the Journal that the attackers wore black-and-white kaffiyehs as they sprayed the crowd with gunfire. One hundred mostly young people are reported to have died in the hall.
“Big cities are vulnerable targets, as the world learned with the November 2008 attacks in Mumbai. There nine Islamic terrorists murdered 164 people in two hotels, a cafe, a train station and a Jewish center. They shut down a city of 18 million people in minutes.
“According to one report, a terrorist captured by French police at the concert hall claimed the attacks were in retaliation for France’s participation in attacks on ISIS targets in Syria. If so, the political calculation may be to reprise al Qaeda’s 2004 train bombings in Madrid, on the eve of a Spanish election. The attacks, which left 191 commuters dead, led to the defeat of José María Aznar’s conservative Partido Popular, which supported the war in Iraq, and the election of the antiwar Socialists.
“We doubt the French will draw the same lesson when it comes to fighting ISIS in Syria or anywhere else. The jihadist war against France is decades-old. France’s domestic intelligence services have spent years attempting to keep track of an ever-expanding list of radical French Islamists, and nobody should be surprised if Friday’s attackers turn out to be names on that list. Paris would not be out of bounds to consider some combination of preventive detentions and, if necessary, renditions to foreign countries. Civil libertarians will object, but civil liberty is also a function of security, and right now Paris has neither. . .”
Andrew McCarthy, NRO: “It’s Not a Misnomer
“. . . It is precisely because Islamists share an ideology rooted in Islam, and what they see as a divinely mandated mission of conquest, that a Muslim can so predictably evolve from student to sharia adherent to “moderate Islamist” to not-so-moderate Islamist to terrorist. It happens frequently. And the common ideology rooted in Islam also explains why so many “moderate Islamists” financially and morally support violent jihadist organizations even if they don’t take up arms themselves.
“The Islamic State has presumed to declare a caliphate. Al-Qaeda franchises think that is hasty — especially since someone else is running the caliphate — and would proceed more gradually, setting up emirates and hoping for more consensus among Islamists. Both organizations want to confront the West only violently; the Muslim Brotherhood, on the contrary, teaches that, while violent jihad has its place (see Hamas), it is valid to negotiate with the West, to infiltrate the West’s institutions, and to achieve whatever conquest can be achieved without violence.
“Among the Islamists themselves, these differences are extremely controversial and cause bitter disputes. But as to us, the differences are beside the pont: They do not change the reality that these are all Islamist groups, they all hate and want to conquer the West, and they all want repressive sharia implemented. Some groups are more of an immediate threat than others; some of them need to be defeated militarily while others require a different approach; but all of them are enemies of the United States and all of them support terrorism.
“And all of them are Islamic.” www.nationalreview.com/article/387774/its-not-misnomer-andrew-c-mccarthy
DRUDGE LINKS (11/16/15)
PUTIN TO THE RESCUE? Paris attack puts dagger through heart of liberal Europe… France warned about terrorist twice before strike… Hollande wants 3-month state of emergency… Anti-Islam protests break out across France… Bomber’s mother: My son blew himself up because of stress… PEYSER: Hollande making Obama look like fool… Resettlement resistance in USA… ‘Risk to our community far too great’… Alabama Governor: Syrian Refugees Can’t Come Here… Obama hopes for 100,000 per year… FLASHBACK: Immigration Union: ‘no doubt’ foreign terrorists entering… Rand Paul charge: Rubio voted against refugee screening… Shots fired into Muslim family’s home in Florida; Mosques threatened…
LEADS . . .
Katie Glueck, Politico: Rival campaigns starting to fear Ted Cruz
“Increasingly, the field sees a clear path for Cruz into March.
“He has more cash than any other Republican candidate. He is organized in every county in the first four voting states. And he has served up one strong debate performance after the next.
“Now, not three months from primary season, rivals concede they have begun to fear Ted Cruz has an increasingly clear path to the Republican nomination.
“‘Anybody who thinks differently,’ said an operative with a rival 2016 campaign, ‘is lying to you.’
“The 2016 field’s reluctantly bullish outlook on Cruz marks a dramatic about-face for Republicans weighing the divisive senator’s odds. For months, Cruz was considered a long shot at best — a hard-line conservative with a niche audience of angry evangelicals, mired in the middle of the polls and, anyway, overshadowed by Donald Trump. Allies of, and operatives on, campaigns as varied as Jeb Bush’s and Mike Huckabee’s dismissed the Texas senator’s ability to court enough supporters to defeat a more mainstream Republican.
“No longer. . .”
Matthew Boyle, Big Govt: “Post-Paris Attack, Rubio Twists, Turns on Refugee Admissions”
“. . . Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is standing by his support for bringing Syrian refugees into the United States of America, even after the Paris murder-rampage by some of the many Muslims migrating into Europe.
“In September, Rubio told CNN that “we would be potentially open to the relocation of some of these [refugee] individuals at some point in time to the United States.”
“On Saturday, Breitbart asked Rubio’s campaign if he still stands by this statement. In response, Rubio’s spokesman Alex Conant referred Breitbart News to two other previous interviews Rubio has done on the matter—essentially confirming that Rubio still supports, at this time, bringing Syrian refugees into America.
“Conant insisted the Senator believes refugees need to be vetted. . .”
Byron York, Washington Examiner: “In debate, Dem views unchanged by Paris carnage”
“If, before the Democratic presidential debate in Iowa Saturday night, a Republican operative had been told that, in the wake of the Paris attacks: 1) Hillary Clinton would refuse to apply the phrase “radical Islam” to ISIS; 2) Bernie Sanders would maintain that climate change is a greater threat to national security than ISIS or Islamic terrorism in general; and 3) Martin O’Malley, with Clinton’s agreement, would insist that the U.S. stick to a proposal to admit 65,000 Syria refugees into the country. If a Republican operative had been told that, he would have been delighted at the prospect of future ads portraying Democrats as in denial about the threat Islamic radicalism poses to the United States. . .”
John Siciliano, Washington Examiner: “Senate expected to hold votes to roll back Obama’s climate agenda”
“Two resolutions could be brought to the floor for votes the week of Nov. 16 before Obama travels to Paris for the climate meeting that starts Nov. 30, aides say.
More from the Washington Examiner
The terrorist group has already used Twitter to threaten attacks against Rome, London and Washington.
11/16/15 8:36 AM
The two resolutions fall under the Congressional Review Act as “resolutions of disapproval,” which can be passed by a simple majority to nullify the climate rules for power plants. The first one, introduced by Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., would seek to repeal the Clean Power Plan for existing power plants. The rule requires states to reduce emissions a third by 2030 and is being challenged in court by 27 states and a multitude of interest groups.
“The resolutions would be vetoed by President Obama if passed, and it is not clear if senators can secure the votes to make them veto-proof. Environmentalists and other groups started campaigns last week supporting the climate rules, urging lawmakers to vote against the resolutions.
“The second resolution would repeal the New Source greenhouse gas rule that critics say bans the construction of new coal plants by setting cost-prohibitive technology requirements. The New Source resolution of disapproval was introduced last month by Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, two states whose economies depend heavily on coal. . .”
Daniel Horowitz, Conservative Review: “7 Shocking Facts about Islamic Immigration”
“. . . 7 Facts to Consider:
Numbers: We have admitted approximately 1.6 million immigrants from predominantly Muslim countries from 2001-2013, double the average rate prior to 9/11.
“Recent Trend: Immigration from Muslim countries is the fastest growing segment of our annual admissions. The countries with the highest percentage increase since 2010 have all been predominantly Muslim countries. Saudi Arabia (up 93 percent); Bangladesh up 37 percent); Iraq (up 36 percent); Egypt (up 25 percent); Pakistan, India, and Ethiopia (all up 24 percent); Nigeria and Ghana (both up 21 percent)
“Trajectory: According to Pew Research, the Muslim population is expected to triple by 2050 – from 2.77 million to 8.1 million. It is expected to double in just 15 years and surpass the United State’s Jewish population by 2040.
“Student Visas: In 2014, the State Department granted roughly 54,000 student visas to Saudi nationals, the most of any country. The Saudi student visa program has grown ten-fold since 9/11. Arabic is the fastest growing language on U.S. campuses.
“Arabs Dominate Refugee Program: Arabic is the most common language spoken by refugees and that has been the case for over a decade. Since FY 2008, 98,370 refugees have been native Arabic speakers and 38,868 have been native Somali speakers. Among refugees from the Middle East, 91.3% received Food Stamps and 73.1% received Medicaid.
“U.S. Hosts Largest Share of Refugees from High Risk Countries: America has admitted 135,545 refugees from Iraq alone since FY 2007. After admitting over 100,000 Somali refugees from 1993-2013, we are still bringing in up to 10,000 more each year. Of the 15,470 Somali refugees brought in since fiscal year 2014, 99.7% have been Muslim. Obama plans to bring in 15,000 more refugees from East Africa, despite the security problems we’ve been having with a segment of the Somali refugee population.
“Sentiments of American Muslims: According to a poll commissioned by the Center for Security Policy, 51% of Muslims living in America believe ‘Muslims in America should have the choice of being governed according to sharia.’ Twenty-nine percent agree that violence against those who insult Mohammad is acceptable and 25% agree that violence against America can be justified as part of Global Jihad. Among males under the age of 45 that number rises to 36%. Twenty-nine percent of males under 45 believe that violence against America is justified in order to make Sharia the law of the land. Just 34% of males under 45 believe that if Sharia conflicts with the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights our Founding documents should be considered supreme.
“As you read through these, ask yourself this question: who ever voted for this? “
PA . . .
Eric Boehm, PA Independent: “Court sticks taxpayers with Jerry Sandusky’s pension tab”
“. . . A state judge ruled Friday that Sandusky is entitled to receive his nearly $5,000 per-month pension, concluding the State Employee Retirement System erred when it forfeited his pension following his 2012 conviction. It’s unclear whether SERS will appeal the ruling.
“In the unanimous opinion, Judge Dan Pelligrini wrote Sandusky could not be stripped of his pension because his crimes weren’t committed while he was a state employee. After retiring from Penn State in 1999, Sandusky continued to work on the campus and ran the Second Mile, a youth charity he used to identify and target vulnerable boys.
“‘Mr. Sandusky’s performance of services that benefited PSU does not render him a PSU employee,’ Pelligrini concluded.”
END NOTES. . .
Pamela Geller, Big Govt: “Geller: The West Has Lost the Will to Live”
Obama is doing some more Cloward-Piven so that he can ride on big jets and play expensive golf on his next job . . . he’s not “feckless” but looking out for himself and Val .
“. . . The endless patting ourselves on the back that citizens of Western countries engage in after a mass slaughter by jihadists is disgusting. People are crowing about hashtags and blood donations as if this is somehow new. Of course we care. We always care. That is our value system, that is a Western value. The United States of America is the most charitable nation on earth. That is who we are—although when Obama speaks about universal values, G-d only knows which ones he is talking about: those of the West or those of Sharia.
“What no one is talking about is taking on these savages. That is what is so morally depraved about our response. The idea that we’re not allowed to take the appropriate measures to defeat the Islamic State is obscene. The idea that the United States of America cannot defeat the Islamic State or al-Qaeda is absurd, and the whole world knows it. But we choose not to use our strength. We choose to be victims. It’s shameful.
“And clearly, since everybody knows that we are not physically weak, where is the basic dignity that any nation should have, to stand up for its own values? If nothing else, when we find ourselves involved in a war, we should fight it and finish it. You either win or you will be defeated.
“Obama has aligned with the jihad force. . .”
Mark Steyn, SteynonLine: “The Barbarians Are Inside, and There Are No Gates”
“. . . With his usual killer comedy timing, the “leader of the free world” told George Stephanopoulos on “Good Morning, America” this very morning that he’d “contained” ISIS and that they’re not “gaining strength”. A few hours later, a cell whose members claim to have been recruited by ISIS slaughtered over 150 people in the heart of Paris and succeeded in getting two suicide bombers and a third bomb to within a few yards of the French president.
“Visiting the Bataclan, M Hollande declared that “nous allons mener le combat, il sera impitoyable“: We are going to wage a war that will be pitiless.
“Does he mean it? Or is he just killing time until Obama and Cameron and Merkel and Justin Trudeau and Malcolm Turnbull fly in and they can all get back to talking about sea levels in the Maldives in the 22nd century? By which time France and Germany and Belgium and Austria and the Netherlands will have been long washed away. . .”