Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Obama Expresses An Alarming Amount Of Intolerance For Someone Who Thinks Intolerance Is A Form Of Violence

"It is time to heed the words of Gandhi: 'Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.'"
--stuff Obama said at the U.N. Assembly yesterday

That's a pretty silly statement. Because if it's true, we must conclude that the Obama presidency has been marked by an alarming level of violence, what with all the times he's proclaimed something he wouldn't tolerate.

Has the Nobel Committee been made aware of this?

Obama is proposing a form of violence to:
1) Enforce stem cell research guidelines
2) End wasteful inefficiency in government
3) Eliminate employers exploiting undocumented workers
4) Extirpate red tape in Katrina rebuilding efforts
5) Effectuate treaty obligations
6) Exclude dissension in his administration
7) Exterminate sexual violence
8) Enable latitude in enemy combatant detentions
9) Empower sanctions to keep Iran from getting nuclear weapons
10) Ensure violence isn't legimated (except his own, apparently)

1) March 9, 2009
Remarks of President Barack Obama – Signing of Stem Cell Executive Order and Scientific Integrity Presidential Memorandum

We will support it only when it is both scientifically worthy and responsibly conducted. We will develop strict guidelines, which we will rigorously enforce, because we cannot ever tolerate misuse or abuse.

2) April 25, 2009
WEEKLY ADDRESS: President Obama Announces Steps to Reform Government and Promote Fiscal Discipline

We cannot sustain deficits that mortgage our children's future, nor tolerate wasteful inefficiency.

3) June 19, 2009
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT
AT THE ESPERANZA NATIONAL HISPANIC PRAYER BREAKFAST

The American people -- the American people believe in immigration, but they also believe that we can't tolerate a situation where people come to the United States in violation of the law, nor can we tolerate employers who exploit undocumented workers in order to drive down wages.

4) August 29, 2009
WEEKLY ADDRESS: President Obama Marks Fourth Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina; Will Visit New Orleans Later This Year

I have also made it clear that we will not tolerate red tape that stands in the way of progress, or the waste that can drive up the bill.

5) April 8, 2010
Remarks by President Obama and President Medvedev of Russia at New START Treaty Signing Ceremony and Press Conference

And we will not tolerate actions that flout the NPT, risk an arms race in a vital region, and threaten the credibility of the international community and our collective security.

6) June 23, 2010
Statement by the President in the Rose Garden

I’ve just told my national security team that now is the time for all of us to come together. Doing so is not an option, but an obligation. I welcome debate among my team, but I won’t tolerate division.

7) March 31, 2011
Presidential Proclamation--National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

We must continue to reinforce that America will not tolerate sexual violence within our borders.

8) December 31, 2011
Statement by the President on H.R. 1540

I will not tolerate that result, and under no circumstances will my Administration accept or adhere to a rigid across-the-board requirement for military detention.

9) January 19, 2012
Remarks by the President at a Campaign Event

Part of it is mobilizing an unprecedented campaign of sanctions and pressure on Iran, and stating unequivocally that we’re not going to tolerate a nuclear weapon in the hands of this Iranian regime.

10) September 20, 2012
Remarks by the President at Univision Town Hall with Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas

...we worked with Secretary Clinton to redouble our security and to send a message to the leaders of these countries, essentially saying, although we had nothing to do with the video, we find it offensive, it's not representative of America's views, how we treat each other with respect when it comes to their religious beliefs, but we will not tolerate violence.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Obama's Way Of Confronting Evil

The future must not belong to those who target Coptic Christians in Egypt – it must be [blah blah blah]. The future must not belong to those who bully women – it must be shaped by [blah blah blah]. ...

The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam. Yet to be credible, those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see when [blah blah blah]. It is time to heed the words of Gandhi: “Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.”

--stuff Obama said in his U.N. speech

This reminds me of two things I covered previously here.

First -- Obama's speech after the Virginia Tech murders -- after dozens of innocents had been gunned down, Obama used the occasion to tell us, "There's another type of violence . . . the verbal violence [of Don Imus]. The violence of kids not getting a decent education. The violence when someone's job is shipped overseas."

People are dying at the hands of thugs and terrorists. And Obama uses words like "target" and "bully" instead. He worries about the "slander" of the religion in whose name those killings are taking place -- but only talks about the people committing the murders with words such as "hate".

And in not mentioning the actual killings, he refers us to Ghandi and promotes the idea that the whole problem is "intolerance".

It's the old Ace of Spades formulation turned on its head ... "32 Innocent Copts Killed by Intolerance and Mortars. But Mostly Intolerance" "Young Woman Who Was Raped by Her Uncle, Killed to Preserve Family Honor by Bullying and Beheading. But Mostly the Bullying"

Second -- it also reminds me of the forum Obama and McCain attended at Saddleback Church in 2008. Pastor Rick Warren asked whether evil exists and if it does, “do we ignore it? Do we negotiate with it? Do we contain it? Do we defeat it?”

Obama's answer? "Confront it."

To Obama that means give a speech (with code words to hide or blur the true nature of the evil).

Sunday, September 23, 2012

I Met Jennifer Granholm

I had the opportunity to attend an event on Friday evening at which Jennifer Granholm was a featured speaker. After the event, I got to meet her. I expressed to her just how much I enjoyed her Democratic National Convention speech. She said she had a lot of fun with it. We all had fun with her speech.

If you click the pic, you can see the non-yellow-happy-faced version.

If you click here, you can read all about the background of meeting Ms. Granholm, including the fun day of meeting with fellow commenters at Just One Minute.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Media: Behead Campaigns Who Insult The Prophet Obama

When Mitt Romney criticized the Obama administration's initial response to protests at the US Embassy in Egypt, this is what ensured:

Media Riots at Romney/Ryan Campaign HQ

(click to enlarge)

Friday, September 14, 2012

The Democratic Convention *Was* Just Last Week, You Know

The media has pushed the narrative, as dutiful apparatchiks of the Obama administration, that the explosion of protests in the Middle East and North Africa was caused by a relatively unheard of, unknown, and previously almost unwatched movie trailer on youtube.

What if this eruption of violent protests was caused by something else entirely?

JustOneMinute is very fortunate to have a commenter who goes by the name of Daddy. Daddy travels for work around the globe and has given numerous dispatches on his adventures. He often bemoans the fact that airports give him no choice other than CNN to watch. He also relays to us what's on tv at his hotels in his exotic (or not) locations. On the night of the Democratic National Convention in which the delegates were given a voice vote on re-including God and Jerusalem in the platform, Daddy was watching Al Jazeera and told us about the coverage on JustOneMinute in a series of three comments.

These are his stories.

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Al Jazirah News is showing video of the DNC Convention adding the word "Jerusalem" as the Capital of Israel and also the word "God" being added to their party platform. It is showing the voice vote amendment procedure going through 3 voice votes, with their cameras focusing on upset DNC delegates under an "Arab-American" banner hollering "No."

The takeaway from the Al Jazirah feed to the average Al Jazirah viewer is that it is obvious the word "Jerusalem" should not have passed as it didn't win the voice vote, but the guy doing the voice vote measure at the podium (Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa) just went ahead and said it passed anyway.

Now it is video of Bill Richardson, Former New Mexico Governor, attempting damage control by saying in an Al-J interview that this is nothing of consequence, move along folks.

You guys must have discussed this in the 400 comments above, but just thought I'd give the perspective from over here.

Will be interesting to see what the local UAE papers say about this in the morning.

Posted by: daddy | September 05, 2012 at 08:21 PM

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I have seen it almost non-stop over here on Al-Jazira for the last 40 minutes. They are running their show in a sort of CNN Headline News 30 minute model. It is their top story, so at every break they mention it as their top story and show quick video, then do a longer segment at the beginning of the show.

Now I have just started browsing thru the other Arabic/Islamic News channels. Can't yet tell what they are hollering about but suspect this is one of the topics. Boy, they do a lot of hollering on these channels.

Posted by: daddy | September 05, 2012 at 08:39 PM

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Al Jazirah showing the full 3 votes video all over again, with the boos after the final vote, and then commentary.

Al Jazirah reporter saying now that she has verified that Obama personally demanded that the word "God" and the word "Jerusalem" be put back in the Platform.

Obviously seems to show the lie of Dick Durbin yesterday getting angry at Brett Baire for being questioned why God isn't in the platform. Obviously the topic was not a minor one and was therefore 100% legitimate for Brett to ask about. But we already knew that.

Posted by: daddy | September 05, 2012 at 09:07 PM

The Democratic National Convention made a spectacle of the vote. It was clear that the 2/3rds rule to pass a motion by voice vote was not met, but the chair simply deemed that the motion passed. It dealt with an issue terribly inflammatory in the Muslim world -- Jerusalem being the capital of Israel. Al Jazeera did everything in its power to whip the Arab Street into a frenzy.

Now a week later embassies and consulates are burned and Americans dead.

All Is Well

The Middle East and North Africa are exploding with protests against US Embassies. There's violence, destruction, fires burning, US flags burning, anti-US and anti-Obama chants. The US Ambassador to Libya and three others were murdered at a US Consulate office. The media has spent the week attacking Romney. Obama has spent the week mostly fundraising and campaigning. Obama's press secretary has said that the protests really aren't aimed at the US anyway.

Here's Obama responding to the unfolding crisis:

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Jennifer Granholm at the Democratic National Convention

Form Democratic Governor of Michigan, Jennifer Granholm gave a barn burner of a speech at the Democratic National Convention.

She was wildly cheered on by the delegates at the convention. She was mercilessly mocked by Republicans, even going so far as comparing her speech to the Howard Dean meltdown in 2004.

It was at once both exhilarating and cringe-inducing. It was . . . unique.

Here's a screeshot from her speech:

Jennifer Granholm Speaks at the Democratic National Convention