Filed under: Democrat Corruption, Foreign Policy, History, Iran, Islam, National Security, Terrorism, The Constitution, The United States, United Nations | Tags: Always Right On Point, Investors Business Daily, Michael Ramierez
Filed under: Election 2014, Foreign Policy, Humor, Middle East, Politics, The United States, United Nations | Tags: "Talking for Dollars", No Hope/No Change, Searching for a Success
President Obama was out again on Tuesday, “talking for dollars.” That’s Andrew Malcolm’s phrase, but it is so accurate I had to borrow it. In an email Obama chided the Republican Party for catering to “the interests of billionaires,” and then attended a series of Democrat Party fundraisers in one of the wealthiest enclaves around at billionaire Rich Richman’s home at $34,000 a head. (How can you fail to laugh at that one?) So what do you say to people who have paid $34,000 to hear you speak and bask in your glory?
“We have achieved so much but we still have so much to do.” Obama whined. “So far, we can’t get Republicans to cooperate.” The president told his audience that despite Republican obstructionism in Congress, his administration has had a number of successes, as well. “The reason you don’t hear about them is they elicit hope. They’re good news. The cynical media doesn’t like to promote good news. Cynicism is a choice. Hope is a better choice. I’ve never been more hopeful.”
At another talking for dollars event at the White Street Restaurant in New York, the president told wealthy Democrats that “There’s a sense possibly the world is spinning so fast and nobody is able to control it.”
And yet if you look at what happened at the General Assembly on the terrorist group ISIS and the need to mobilize an international community to push back against their radical violence, it was the United States that mobilized that coalition both in the Middle East and around the world.
When you look at Ebola, a humanitarian crisis in West Africa, but also a public health crisis that has the possibility of affecting people around the world, it was the United States that is committed to building the infrastructure that allows health workers to get in and start saving lives and making sure that children aren’t dying on the streets.
When it came to blunting Russian aggression, it was the United States that mobilized NATO countries and the world community to stand up for the principle that people are independent and have the ability to make their own decisions about their own lives and to seek freedom and prosperity on their own terms.
I don’t know. If I’d just paid $34,000 to hear a speech, I’d ask for my money back. This brought the number of fundraisers up to 56 for the year so far.
Filed under: Capitalism, Democrat Corruption, Economy, Energy, Global Warming, Junk Science, The United States, United Nations | Tags: Going Around Congress, Ignoring the Constitution, The United Nations
The Obama administration is working to forge a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, which is silly enough, but he wants to do it without ratification from Congress. One little problem:
Under the Constitution, a president may enter into a legally binding treaty only if it is approved by a two-thirds majority of the Senate.
To sidestep that requirement, President Obama’s climate negotiators are devising what they call a “politically binding” deal that would “name and shame” countries into cutting their emissions. The deal is likely to face strong objections from Republicans on Capitol Hill and from poor countries around the world, but negotiators say it may be the only realistic path.
How interesting that someone who liked to proclaim himself a scholar of Constitutional Law, should, after swearing an oath on the Lincoln Bible to “the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States,” be so determined to get his own way that he is willing to defy the Constitution in case after case. It is more than ignoring his oath, it is a matter of character. This is a man who cannot be trusted because he does not keep his word.
The New York Times casually notes that President Obama ignored the legislative process in his domestic climate-change agenda as well.
In seeking to go around Congress to push his international climate change agenda, Mr. Obama is echoing his domestic climate strategy. In June, he bypassed Congress and used his executive authority to order a far-reaching regulation forcing American coal-fired power plants to curb their carbon emissions. That regulation, which would not be final until next year, already faces legal challenges, including a lawsuit filed on behalf of a dozen states.
Doesn’t matter who disagrees with him, he’s right and you are wrong. He is the President of the United States, and he cannot be opposed.
Does anyone believe that the president has spent even five minutes studying up on global warming or climate change? He’s probably talked to Al Gore, and Science Advisor John Holdren, and all his backers and bundlers who have gotten rich off of the taxpayer money he has poured into energy scams and failed renewable energy projects. But actually looking into the science? Not a chance. Global Warming is for the Left the best chance of establishing social justice in the world. They believe because the Left believes. It is a religion, a matter of faith. As James Delingpole says:
First, they are determined to misrepresent this as a party political issue – in which ignorant, ideologically motivated, Big-Oil-funded Republican “denialists” are willfully and perversely obstructing the perfectly sensible climate policies fully supported by all Democrats. This wasn’t true in 1997 when the Senate voted down the first attempt at a binding international climate treaty – Kyoto – by 95 to 0. It isn’t true today.
Second, it refers to “established climate science” as if – to quote Al Gore – the science on global warming were “settled.” This was a risible notion even at the height of the global warming scare back in 1992 during the Rio Earth Summit when for a period global mean temperatures were actually rising but when scientists couldn’t agree why. It is even less plausible now, given that as all half-way serious scientists – alarmists and realists, alike – now acknowledge there has been no global warming in over 17 years.
Climate change, or global warming, does not even show up on the list of concerns of the American people. I don’t know if “naming and shaming” will convince anyone. The American people aren’t all that impressed with the United Nations either.
Filed under: Australia, Capitalism, Domestic Policy, Economy, Foreign Policy, Freedom, Immigration, Law, National Security, United Nations | Tags: Legal and Illegal, Nations Have Borders, United Nation Refugee Agency
We are not alone. The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) is now picking on Australia for not inviting uninvited immigrants to stick around. After an assessment at sea, 41 Sri Lankans were rejected by the border patrol and handed over to the Sri Lankan authorities.
I always find it fascinating that our friends in Russia can take the most severe actions and nobody criticizes, but when one of the world’s freest nations dares to insist that their borders mean something and that you need permission to enter, all hell breaks loose.
Australians welcome immigrants as we do. But there is a legal way to do it. You go to an embassy and tell them you want to immigrate. It may take some time, but you will be welcome when the time comes. We just don’t have room for all the people in the world who want to live in a free country. We cannot handle all the claim jumpers currently bidding for our compassion. The U.N. should butt out.
Filed under: Democrat Corruption, Immigration, Latin America, Politics, Progressivism, United Nations | Tags: A Nation of Laws?, Call Them Refugees?, Welcome Them Permanently?
Officials of the United Nations are pushing for many of the Central Americans “fleeing” to the U.S. to be treated as refugees who have been displaced by armed conflict. An official designation that is meant to increase pressure on the United States to accept tens of thousands of people currently ineligible for asylum. Well, thank you very much, United Nations.
Officials with the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees say they hope to see a regional agreement on that status Thursday when migration and interior department representatives from the U.S., Mexico, and Central America meet in Nicaragua. The group will discuss updating a 30-year-old declaration regarding the obligations nations have to aid refugees.
A more accurate assessment would note that the migrants who are trekking North are lured by the American president’s talk of amnesty. They have been coached to talk as if they are displaced by armed conflict, but as soon as they have recited the phrases taught them, they cannot elaborate on their statement.
Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are dependent on remittances that immigrants send home to their native country.
As to what has caused the huge increase from Central American states, Michael Ramirez targeted it quite accurately!
Filed under: Asia, Developing Nations, Economy, Education, Energy, Europe, Foreign Policy, Freedom, Latin America, Middle East, United Nations | Tags: Developing Nations, Exports of the World, International Trade
Not the only, but the highest value export, although for some countries it could be the only one. A little more geographical knowledge can’t hurt.