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Obama earns Nobel Peace Prize in role play as ISIS adviser

Michelle Malkin - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:50

**Written by Doug Powers

From the New York Times via Twitchy, take the rest of the day to soak this one in:

Mr. Obama had what guests on Wednesday afternoon described as a bereft look as he discussed the murders of Mr. Foley and Mr. Sotloff, particularly because two other Americans are still being held. Days later, ISIS would report beheading a British hostage with another video posted online Saturday.

But the president said he had already been headed toward a military response before the men’s deaths. He added that ISIS had made a major strategic error by killing them because the anger it generated resulted in the American public’s quickly backing military action.

If he had been “an adviser to ISIS,” Mr. Obama added, he would not have killed the hostages but released them and pinned notes on their chests saying, “Stay out of here; this is none of your business.” Such a move, he speculated, might have undercut support for military intervention.

He didn’t win that Nobel Peace Prize for nothing! Also Obama probably would have advised ISIS to pin OFA donation envelopes and voter registration forms to the shirts of released hostages.

Beyond parody.

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

Standing atop rubble of failed Dem policies, Nancy Pelosi warns about GOP’s threat to civilization

Michelle Malkin - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:50

**Written by Doug Powers

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2014/09/12/pelosi_civilization_as_we_know_it_would_be_in_jeopardy_if_republicans_win_the_senate.html

BILL MAHER: I want to ask you about this election that’s coming up because now the campaign has been kicked off. Nate Silver said the other day it looks like actually the Republicans are going to win the Senate and everyone was like ‘Oh, no, they’re going to win the Senate.’ My question is what would change? There’s the filibuster there anyway, they don’t pass anything. It’s completely gridlocked. What do I care if they lose the Senate?

NANCY PELOSI: It would be very important for the Democrats to retain control of the Senate. Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if Republicans win the Senate.

**Written by Doug Powers

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Obama admin has their bases covered on ‘war’ or ‘no war’ with ISIS

Michelle Malkin - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:50

**Written by Doug Powers

John Kerry yesterday:

According to Kerry we won’t be at war against ISIS unless they do something really severe, such as sponsor a terrorist attack inside the U.S. or vandalize one of his kiteboards.

Fast forward to today. Here’s Jay Carney Jr., Josh Earnest, saying we are at war against ISIS (via Weekly Standard):

Military strategists refer to this latest approach from the Obama administration as “Mixed Message Shock & Awe.”

**Written by Doug Powers

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Memorial to Waste

TownHall Latest columns - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:35
The long-running debacle over the Eisenhower Memorial in Washington, D.C., is a textbook case of corruption. 2014-09-19T00:01:00-04:00 2014-09-20T03:35:03Z Mona Charen

ECB Debuts Another Policy Failure

TownHall Latest columns - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:35
Following on the "success" of their last plan, which did nothing to spur lending and everything to create the biggest sovereign bond bubble the world has ever seen, ECB president Mario Draghi announced a a brand new failure... 2014-09-19T00:01:00-04:00 2014-09-20T03:35:03Z Mike Shedlock

The Power of Changed Minds

TownHall Latest columns - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:35
Should any Republican step to any microphone and announce he has changed his mind on global warming, the press will hail him as a hero. He has taken new evidence, processed it, and changed his mind. Should any Republican do the same on gay marriage, tax increases or a host of other matters, the same will happen. 2014-09-19T00:01:00-04:00 2014-09-20T03:35:03Z Erick Erickson

The Rise and Fall of Emerging Markets

TownHall Latest columns - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:35
Looking back, the decade between 2000 and 2009 marked the glory years for emerging markets. Investors were making a mint in the stock markets. Emerging giants India and China even hit economic growth rates above 10% per year. 2014-09-19T00:01:00-04:00 2014-09-20T03:35:03Z Nicholas Vardy

Which Is the Weaker Party? Your Call

TownHall Latest columns - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:35
Which of our two great political parties is the stronger? Maybe it makes more sense to ask which of the two is weaker. 2014-09-19T00:01:00-04:00 2014-09-20T03:35:03Z Michael Barone

The Lawyer on Trial for Christ

TownHall Latest columns - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:35
Limbaughs book is a challenge to the skeptics to stop fighting with God; to stop trying to prove what, by their very denial of His existence, even atheists would agree that they can never prove: God's nonexistence. 2014-09-19T00:01:00-04:00 2014-09-20T03:35:03Z John Ransom

The Challenge of Stopping Do-it-Yourself Jihadism

TownHall Latest columns - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:35
On Thursday, Australian authorities claimed they thwarted a plot by supporters of the Islamic State to grab random people off the street and then behead the captured citizens on videotape. 2014-09-19T00:01:00-04:00 2014-09-20T03:35:03Z Jonah Goldberg

Feminists Demand TV Agitprop

TownHall Latest columns - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:35
Indian-American actress Mindy Kaling not only stars in her own sitcom on Fox called "The Mindy Project," she's in charge of it. You might think that feminists would celebrate that achievement, but that would show that you don't know about feminists. Apparently, nothing satisfies them. Instead, they are demanding she use her program to sell feminism, and its crowning joy, abortion. 2014-09-19T00:01:00-04:00 2014-09-20T03:35:03Z Brent Bozell

Letting in the Wrong Refugees

TownHall Latest columns - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:35
Fresh terror busts in Australia expose a common Achilles' heel of the West: Indiscriminate refugee policies turn free countries into breeding grounds for jihad. It's the same game in America. Soldiers of Islam have weaponized our blind generosity against us. 2014-09-19T00:01:00-04:00 2014-09-20T03:35:03Z Michelle Malkin

How Ordinary People Become Millionaires

TownHall Latest columns - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:35
Whats the key to success? Simple. Use the three fundamental principles of Benjamin Franklin: industry, thrift and prudence. 2014-09-19T00:01:00-04:00 2014-09-20T03:35:03Z Mark Skousen

Subsidies and Third-Party Payer = Inefficiency and Higher Prices

TownHall Latest columns - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:35
People sometimes think Im strange for being so focused on the economic harm that results from third-party payer. But bear with me and well see why its a very important issue. 2014-09-19T00:01:00-04:00 2014-09-20T03:35:03Z Daniel J. Mitchell

Quit Defending Abuse

TownHall Latest columns - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:35
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's arrest on child abuse charges has sparked a huge debate about corporal punishment, one that exposes deep cultural rifts. I have to admit I've been surprised -- no, shocked -- at those who've jumped to the 217-pound football player's defense. 2014-09-19T00:01:00-04:00 2014-09-20T03:35:03Z Linda Chavez

The Israelization of Anti-Semitism

TownHall Latest columns - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:35
Angela Merkel is the stand-up lady of Europe. The German chancellor is forthright in calling anti-Semites to account. 2014-09-19T00:01:00-04:00 2014-09-20T03:35:03Z Suzanne Fields

Paul Greenberg: Barack Hussein Obama

TownHall Latest columns - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:35
'Tis the season when just an ordinary year-round conspiracy theory can blossom into a full-blown mythology. 2014-09-19T00:01:00-04:00 2014-09-20T03:35:03Z Paul Greenberg

Ukrainian Parliament Wants it Both Ways

TownHall Latest columns - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:35
The Ukrainian parliament did what Ukraine has been doing since its withdrawal from the Warsaw Pact. It moved forward on both the pro-Western and the pro-Russian tracks. 2014-09-19T00:01:00-04:00 2014-09-20T03:35:03Z Night Watch

Obama signs bill to train, arm, Syrian rebels against ISIS

Fox News (Politics) - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 21:40
President Obama on Friday signed into law legislation authorizing the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East.

Krauthammer: ‘There isn't a coalition’ in ISIS fight

Fox News (Politics) - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 20:44
Charles Krauthammer told viewers on 'Special Report with Bret Baier' Friday that President Obama is facing difficulties in getting other countries onboard as part of a coalition to fight ISIS in Syria, Iraq and other parts of the Middle East.

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