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Saudi ambassador walks tightrope

Adel al-Jubeir, the Saudi ambassador to the US, did a good job of walking a tightrope in discussing the mess President Obama created in the Middle East: Watch the latest video at This article shows how frayed the relationship is between the Saudis and the Obama administration: Asked when he was told by Saudi […]

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Accomplishment or setback?

Ed Morrissey’s column has a section that should frighten thoughtful Americans of all political stripes: Funny, but the White House took a distinctly less charitable approach to the ally that opposed Iran the previous week. Benjamin Netanyahu, in fighting for re-election in Israel, told voters there that he could no longer support a two-state solution […]

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Obama Gestapo one step closer to reality

Do you remember in 2008 when then-candidate Obama said this? In an administration replete with broken promises, this one appears to be one Obama intends to keep. As I have documented in the past, Obama has been arming the federal government at war-like levels, and the militarization of the civilian police has been in overdrive since he was sworn in. From tanks to electronic surveillance equipment that makes it possible for police to see inside your home without entering it, it appears that the “equipping” part of the equation is nearing completion. So now it’s time to launch the next phase of Obama’s plan for federal control of civilian police. The Department of Justice announced that it has selected six U.S. cities to serve as pilot sites, to develop and deploy federal guidance for local police to create better procedures, reduce racial bias, and regain citizens’ trust. It will use taxpayer dollars to deploy “experts” and “researchers” charged with training officers to act in a manner that the DOJ deems “just.” Translation? They will do exactly what Obama wants done. Why is this so troubling? Well, it was within the first 100 days of Obama’s new administration that Janet Napolitano released her […]

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Iran chants “Death to America!” Obama and Kerry join in

For years now, the Obama administration has painted the picture that Israel is the problem when it comes to peace in the Middle East, including last summer when Hamas was firing rockets into Israel aimed at civilian centers in the hopes that they would be slaughtered. But while Obama and John Kerry continue to treat the only ally America has in the Middle East with contempt, they continue to negotiate in good faith with the Iranians. So, explain this one to me. Over the weekend, Iranian crowds chanted “Death to America” and the Supreme leader agreed. Here’s an excerpt from a story on the situation from The Times of Israel: Iran’s Supreme leader Ali Khamenei called for “Death to America” on Saturday, one day after President Barack Obama appealed to Iran to seize a “historic opportunity” for a nuclear deal and a better future, and as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry claimed substantial progress toward an accord. Khamenei told a crowd in Tehran that Iran would not capitulate to Western demands. When the crowd started shouting, “Death to America,” the ayatollah responded: “Of course yes, death to America, because America is the original source of this pressure.” Khamenei’s comments contrasted with those […]

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Obama’s Yemen fiasco another reason he should be impeached

A short month ago, in February, as al-Qaida-allied Islamist militants rampaged through the streets of the capital of Yemen, the Obama administration ordered the Marine guards at our embassy to destroy their weapons and flee the country on civilian aircraft. The Marines were even ordered to destroy their personal side arms at the airport, as the embassy and a dozen embassy vehicles were abandoned to the militants. This humiliating retreat and this violation of the Marines’ military code of conduct was ordered by the Obama White House as a part of the rapid evacuation of all U.S. employees from the embassy and the city itself. Think about it. The Obama White House and Obama’s Pentagon and State Department appointees ordered the United States Marines to “stand down.” Our Marines were ordered to flee and to abandon their weapons, even though the U.S. Navy had forces available a short distance away in the Red Sea that could have come to the aid of the Marine detachment at the embassy. In the wake of this February fiasco, we are left to ask this question: Which is more deplorable and more significant for the fate of our nation, that we abandoned an ally […]

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Conservative Comedy 3/20/15

It’s Conservative Comedy time at the Strident Conservative. As I do every Friday, I bring you some of the best conservative political and religious comedy, jokes, and satire on the internet, sure to provide a good laugh to begin your weekend. As if Hillary Clinton’s lifeless, laughable excuses for her email scandals weren’t bad enough, there’s increasing talk that presidential puppet-master Valerie Jarrett is actually orchestrating the attack on the former Secretary of State. It’s like one of those nature documentaries in which a scorpion is squaring off with a rattlesnake; it’s hypnotically fascinating to watch, and you hope they’ll both lose. But with Hillary looking (at least temporarily) wounded and woeful, who do Democrats have waiting in the wings to possibly take her place? Hope n’ Change noticed that Joe Biden is in the running. He recently appeared on a HBO program called “Our Rising Oceans” and declared that disbelief in manmade global warming is akin to denying gravity. “Gimme a break, man,” said Biden (according to an unofficial transcript) “Gravity is the real deal. You’re gonna question something invented by Newton? God bless ya, this is the guy who figured out how to put figs in cookies!” Jodi Miller […]

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