Wednesday Chronicle

Terrorists on the Dole

May 1, 2013

The Foundation

“Foreign influence is truly the Grecian horse to a republic. We cannot be too careful to exclude its influence.” –Alexander Hamilton

Editorial Exegesis

“The Boston Marathon bombers hated America, but they loved the American dole. The suspects in the scheme to murder and maim innocent men, women and children were living off the generosity of the American taxpayers they hated. The Boston Herald reports that the ‘brains’ of the operation, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was on the Massachusetts dole with his wife, Katherine, and their 3-year-old daughter, Zahara. The parents of the Tsarnaev brothers received welfare and the accused brother, Dzhokhar, received benefits when he was a child. Taxpayer generosity to the Tsarnaev family did not end there. The city of Cambridge awarded Dzhokhar a $2,500 scholarship toward his education at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. … Taxpayers are even paying for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyer. Congress turns now to immigration reform, and the Tsarnaev case raises important issues about the high price of certain public policies under consideration. … [Republican Sen. Jeff] Sessions observes that the Department of Homeland Security has been ignoring a 100-year-old law that requires that the government consider, before admitting an immigrant, the likelihood that he will become a ‘public charge,’ who will eventually be permanently dependent on public welfare. Less than 1 percent of visa applications were denied on these grounds in 2011, despite a growing number of undocumented residents who live on food stamps and other welfare programs. The Tsarnaev brothers were granted political asylum because they were Muslims from Chechnya. … The immigration debate gives Congress a chance to re-evaluate the wisdom of sacrificing Americans for political correctness by sending invitations to prospective citizens in parts of the world where nearly everybody hates America and all it stands for. This phenomenon illustrates the need for vigilance, to make sure immigrants will become productive, prosperous Americans. Sadly, it seems the primary motivation of the president and his party on immigration reform is to create 11 million new Democratic voters with an amnesty, and hang the cost.” –The Washington Times

Upright

“[T]he administration of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick stonewalled efforts by the Boston Herald to determine the extent of government benefits provided to the Tsarnaev brothers, particularly attack mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The Patrick administration’s absurd stance, with its preoccupation with the ‘privacy rights’ of non-citizen Tamerlan – an alien terrorist – is a reflection of the kind of inept leadership and dogmatic thinking that led to the success of the attack in the first place. The egregious intelligence failures and uniform chorus of jihad denial following the attack have left little question that leftist political establishment, from state agencies to the Oval Office, does not recognize the true nature of the threats America faces. Nor does it take them seriously.” –columnist Arnold Ahlert

“Perhaps you noticed that President Obama became the first president to speak at a Planned Parenthood gala, without ever mentioning the word abortion. This new poll suggests why: 55 percent of Americans, including 38 percent of pro-lifers, do not know that Planned Parenthood provides any abortions. Just 6 percent of all Americans know Planned Parenthood clinics perform more than 300,000 abortions each year. Alongside the refusal of television and other media to cover the sensationally disturbing Gosnell trial, this fact alone exposes the extent of the Left’s cultural domination of the media-infotainment landscape.” –National Review’s Maggie Gallagher

“Obamacare is ‘working fine,’ President Obama said yesterday in his press conference. It’s made health insurance ‘stronger, better, more secure than it was before.’ … Right. There’s nothing to worry about, which is why Members of Congress are trying to exempt themselves and their staffs from Obamacare. In reality, health insurance premiums are rising, and states – meaning taxpayers – are staring down some astronomical expenses. … President Obama dismissed Obamacare opposition from the states as political. But it’s a very real bottom-line issue. Heritage research shows that 40 of 50 states would see increases in costs due the Obamacare Medicaid expansion. In just three years, costs would exceed any potential savings that have been suggested.” –Heritage Foundation’s Amy Payne

“President Obama didn’t kill American free-market health care. It began dying during World War II, when government imposed wage and price controls. At first, companies said, ‘Great, stability!’ But then they realized that they could not attract better workers without raises. So companies got around the rules, as companies do. They gave ‘benefits,’ like health insurance. Government then distorted the market further by giving employer-based health insurance better tax treatment than coverage you buy yourself. But employer-based insurance is nuts. Many workers feel locked into their jobs. Company insurance largely destroyed the health care free market, since employees rarely shop for the best service at the lowest price. Now Obamacare may kill what’s left of that market.” –columnist John Stossel

Insight

“In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.” –author Mark Twain (1835-1910)

“The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest possible amount of hissing.” –French economist Jean Baptiste Colbert (1619-1693)

Demo-gogues

Editor’s Note: Barack Obama was the first sitting president to address Planned Parenthood. The following are the most troubling excerpts from that speech:

“[W]hen politicians try to turned Planned Parenthood into a punching bag, they’re not just talking about you; they’re talking about the millions of women who you serve. … So the fact is, after decades of progress, there’s still those who want to turn back the clock to policies more suited to the 1950s than the 21st century. … Mississippi is a conservative state, but they wanted to make clear there’s nothing conservative about the government injecting itself into decisions best made between a woman and her doctor. … Forty years after the Supreme Court affirmed a woman’s constitutional right to privacy, including the right to choose, we shouldn’t have to remind people that when it comes to a woman’s health, no politician should get to decide what’s best for you. … That’s why we fought so hard to make health care reform a reality. That principle is at the heart of the Affordable Care Act. … As Cecile described, Planned Parenthood is the only organization that she’s ever been at where there are opponents who, in her words, ‘literally got up every day trying to figure out how to keep us from doing our work.’ Now, if she had worked in the administration she’d be more familiar with this phenomenon. But when it comes to your patients, you never let them down – no matter what. … As long as we’ve got to fight to make sure women have access to quality, affordable health care, and as long as we’ve got to fight to protect a woman’s right to make her own choices about her own health, I want you to know that you’ve also got a president who’s going to be right there with you fighting every step of the way. Thank you, Planned Parenthood. God bless you. God bless America.” –Obama

What Congress is she referring to? “There is no way that I can say that I have ever seen a more conservative Congress. … I don’t believe a more moderate Congress, more moderate Democratic caucus, would be obstructionist as these Tea Party members are. … I am telling you, they’re dug in. I think they came here to dismantle government.” –Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)

Blame global warming: “Food-insecure women with limited socioeconomic resources may be vulnerable to situations such as sex work, transactional sex, and early marriage that put them at risk for HIV, STIs, unplanned pregnancy, and poor reproductive health.” –House resolution spearheaded by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) on the effects of climate change

Profiling: “Well, I’m an American, and I’m concerned about national safety, public safety, just like everyone is. But I think it’s ineffective law enforcement to go after a particular community. … [T]his ricin attack, for example, that’s an act of terrorism that doesn’t come out of the Muslim community. We don’t have enough law enforcement resources to just go after one community.” –Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first Muslim elected to Congress

Dezinformatsia

Politically correct: “[W]e have the fact that up came these, at some point after a trip to Russia and before it, up came Islamic videos, or, I’m sorry, terrorist videos on [Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s] website.” –CNN’s Candy Crowley apologizing and correcting herself for using the term “Islamic”

There are dumb questions: “What does the trial of a Philadelphia doctor who is accused of performing illegal late-term abortions by inducing labor and then killing viable fetuses have to do with the debate over legal abortion?” –New York Times columnist Andrew Rosenthal

The solution? More government: “We would be far better off with a system like that in France, where abortion is limited after 12 weeks but freely available and fully subsidized before then. Late-term abortion can be truly problematic. That doesn’t mean that the anti-abortion movement is the solution.” –Daily Beast columnist Michelle Goldberg

Gay days: “We will see [openly gay NBA player Jason Collins'] name in history next to Jackie Robinson and Billie Jean King. It’s getting its due because it is such an important – not just a sports history moment – but an American history moment.” –USA Today sport columnist Christine Brennan fawning over the first major-four-sports player to come out of the closet

“Jason Collins is Jackie Robinson.” –Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi

Newspulper Headlines:

We Blame George W. Bush: “Is Talk Radio to Blame?” –Ricochet.com

We Blame Global Warming: “Earth’s Core 1,800 Degrees Hotter Than Thought” –NBCNews.com

Shortest Books Ever Written: “McManus: Obama’s War on Red Tape” –Los Angeles Times

Questions Nobody Is Asking: “American Way: Does Barack Obama Have the Guts to Secure His Legacy?” –Daily Telegraph (London)

News You Can Use: “How to Build a Spoon” –The New York Times

Bottom Story of the Day: “Obama Wasn’t Joking at the White House Correspondents' Dinner” –Washington Post website

(Thanks to The Wall Street Journal’s James Taranto)

Village Idiots

Focusing on the wrong problems: “While America has been fixated on the threat of Islamic terrorism for more than a decade, all but a few domestic terror plots have failed. Between September 11, 2001, and the end of 2012, there were no successful bomb plots by jihadist terrorists in the United States. Jihadists killed 17 people in the United States in four separate incidents during this time, according to data collected by journalist Peter Bergen and the New America Foundation. All four of these incidents involved guns, including Nidal Hassan’s shooting rampage at Fort Hood, which killed 13 people. In contrast, right-wing extremists killed 29 people during those 11 years.” –Mother Jones' Dave Gilson

Gun grabbers: “I mean, if we could get guns under control, if we could get rid of them, I’m with all of that. … Of course I want to get rid of guns.” –actor Tracy Morgan

Taking Joe Biden’s advice: “If you live in a city and you think you need protection of your home, you’re way better off with a shotgun than an assault weapon. Trust me. It’s not even close.” –Bill Clinton

Amnesty: “Creating a pathway to earned citizenship for the 11 million unauthorized immigrants in this country is absolutely essential. The way we treat our friends and neighbors who are undocumented – by creating a mechanism for them to earn citizenship and to move out of the shadows – transcends the issue of immigration status. This is a matter of civil and human rights.” –Attorney General Eric Holder

Hot air: “If we want to make progress on climate change, we need everyone in Congress on board for a solution. It’s our job to show them there’s a price to pay for being a climate denier.” –Organizing for Action’s Jon Carson

What’s disgusting? “When a woman doesn’t want to be pregnant, she’ll go through hell, high water in North Dakota – blizzards, floods, you know, she’ll hit a deer on the way, and have a flat tire and say, ‘Can I still come?’ When a woman doesn’t want to be pregnant, she’ll do what she needs to do. And unfortunately it just adds to the stigma that women feel when they hear all of these things about heart beat, sex selection, genetic abnormality. You know, abortion is very common and the stigma is disgusting.” –North Dakota abortion-clinic director Tammi Kromenaker

Short Cuts

“This president has an inordinate faith in the power of his rhetoric. He campaigned against Scott Brown, against Chris Christie, against Bob McDonnell. He campaigned hard for the Democratic candidates in 2010 that got shellacked. He campaigned for Obamacare. It’s still very unpopular. His rhetoric is overrated. It is no basis for government.” –columnist George Will

“The FBI and Boston police completely sealed off the neighborhood where the second bomber fled. They were sure they’d find the college kid. If the FBI and local cops couldn’t find him, they were thinking of bringing out the big dogs, student loan collection agents.” –comedian Argus Hamilton

“President Obama held a press conference [Tuesday], and he said he still wants to close the Guantanamo Bay prison facility, but he doesn’t know how to do it. He should do what he always does: declare it a small business and tax it out of existence. It will be gone in a minute.” –comedian Jay Leno

“This year, the government will spend at least $890,000 on service fees for 13,712 bank accounts with a zero balance. Leave it to the government to find a way to make being broke cost money.” –Fred Thompson

Semper Vigilo, Fortis, Paratus et Fidelis!
Nate Jackson for The Patriot Post Editorial Team

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81 Comments

wjm in Colorado said:

I think they came here to dismantle government." --Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)

Only partially correct Lee, they are there to dismantle communist marxist statist treason.
Obamao forgot to mention the infants vote for Planned Death. Stossels piece on the train wreck of Obamacare is a must read. Dogs and Cats will have a better set of care choices than people if it continues.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 11:00 AM

wjm in Colorado said:

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first Muslim elected to Congress

The muslims sided with Hitler in WWII. Of course he would be a Democrat.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 11:02 AM

wjm in Colorado said:

Taking Joe Biden's advice: "If you live in a city and you think you need protection of your home, you're way better off with a shotgun than an assault weapon. Trust me. It's not even close." --Bill Clinton

He should know, he has an assault weapon, its name is Hillary.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 11:05 AM

JtC in TX replied:

Hahahahaha

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Jeri L in Boston, MA said:

MA has a very broken EBT/welfare system. We are beyond a liberal state. It boggles the mind when someone can be on a CIA Terror Watch list and at the same time collect welfare benefits. My tax dollars and everyone else in this state helped fund his terror. How can you be on welfare and travel to another country for 6 months. But, this is MA and absolutely NOTHING will happen and nothing will be done as a result of the bombing. This might not happen here again MA right away, but there is more of these bombings coming. This will be our way of life and we will live as Israel does.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 11:15 AM

PaulRod in Kansas City MO replied:

Aw. Jeri, Jeri, Jeri. You just don't understand. You have no compassion, no sense of how much they need our love.These aren't terrorists, they're nice people, who didn't have good potty training. That's why they blow people up. . Just because they get government benefits, that doesn't have anything to do with whether they engage in a somewhat noisy hobby. Actually, everybody who comes here ought to get government benefits. After all, they didn't have it as good as we did, so we owe them something... Besides, putting bombs at the finish line really just enhanced the experience, and actually improved the runners' performance. You've seen how runners tend to slow down just before the finish, and this way, they get to run hard even past the finish line, for another several hundred yards. So, you see, they actually did us all a favor. In fact, the government should give them a grant for their ingenuity. Who knew cooking utensils were so adaptable?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 4:49 PM

Mike in Magnolia, TX replied:

Israel has actually become somewhat safer because of their hardline stance against those who do it harm. But political correctness has paralyzed our once greatest nation on the face of the Earth. Today's leftists and politicians (I know that's redundant) are more concerned about how our enemies "feel" than about the safety of American citizens. And I find it more than a little hypocritical that obama would order the killing of an American citizen by an armed drone but he didn't hesitate to mirandize the Boston bomber.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Lisa in MD said:

I know that this cannot be done, but I would say ship all Muslims out of this country. Is Katherine still getting food stamps or did they cut her off. She was working so why was she getting food stamps?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Bill McArthur in Broken 'Arrow OK said:

Their acceptance of welfare shows their disdain for this country and they believe we are very stupid to give it.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 11:22 AM

JtC in TX replied:

And we are . . .

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 11:37 AM

John Cunningham in Lafayette said:

It seems that America is guilty of some crime that we all knew nothing about. We are still paying for Slavery that was stopped more than 150 years a go at the cost of over half a million lives. People seem to have forgotten slavery was something the whole World was involved in and in some cases still goes on.

We are also paying for our involvement in saving the World from itself in WWI and WWII. Most likely in hind sight we should have stayed out but, what can you do when the whole World looked so doomed.

After WWII, we were faced with Communism, a result of the destruction caused by the devastation of Europe during the War. Again many Americans sacrificed blood and treasure keeping Communism at bay.

Well that was all good and magnificent but, now we find ourselves dealing with Radical Jihad. The reason? Money from Oil. You give a Snake means and it will bite as many as it can until you cut off it's head. Time to take care of business.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Mark in Lexington replied:

Money for oil? You can't be serious. In the more than almost 1500 years since the Islamic religion began its jihad, only the last 100 have seen oil a commodity. The Muslim mindset hasn't changed.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 12:21 PM

John Cunningham in Lafayette replied:

Money for oil payed for weapons to fight Infidels. before that Camels and sticks. Only so long you can live in sand and come up with an intelligent idea.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 3:13 PM

Jayve in ABQ, NM replied:

Correct, the muslim mindset has not changed, but before the discovery of oil and its use, islam was regional. The money that then poured into the middle east as oil became more of a commodity suddenly gave the muslims a global voice and the means to deliver their jihad anywhere.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 5:35 PM

Just Saying in Idaho replied:

You don't have your history right. Communism wasn't a result of the WW II devastation. Russia became communist in 1917, and communism in different guises raised its ugly head from time to time before that, just like the serpent who is its parent.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 1:02 PM

John Cunningham in Lafayette replied:

Communism took advantage of the destruction of Europe. They rightly figured no one would stop them after the War. They were able over run Eastern Europe and war weary America backed off. Not only just in eastern Europe but in South East Asia. After the defeat of Japan Communism moved in. What about that don't you understand?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 3:16 PM

Abu Nudnik in Toronto replied:

Just Saying is right. Communism as an idea begins in Plato and there were Greek communes. Since then, religious cults have practiced it from time to time, often through a misinterpretation of scripture, usually intended to empower the leaders. Marx (d. 1813-1883) posited a classless, moneyless and stateless social order [!!!] based on a common ownership of the means of production. That the state would be necessary to bring this non-state state into existence is something they didn't think through. The complete absence of accountability (moneylessness) would make such a thing completely impossible without total control and suppression of the individual by the stateless state. Uh-huh.

Interestingly, Marx cast his mind back to the hunter/gatherer society as some kind of ideal and looked upon the creation of surplus as a *problem* because surplus caused *private property*. This shows us two things. Economists shouldn't deal in speculative anthropology and that poverty is the ultimate romantic aim of socialism. It may be a kind of ascetic priesthood.

Socialists still don't think through their grand theft plans through.

Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Jerry Petruk in Phoenix, AZ replied:

My variation on Geo. Washington's famous fairwell speach when he urged the new USA to say out of foreign affairs:
We're damned if we do and we're damned if we don't. So let's DON'T get involved in foreign affairs and we will only be damned ONCE!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 7:50 PM

Abu Nudnik in Toronto replied:

!!! good one !!!

Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Patricia Ivory in D'Hanis, Texas said:

I personally know a family that earns a very minimum income and could use some assistance. They are a hard working American family, but when they applied, they were told that they " Make too much money ". We as American taxpayers should come at the top of the list, not at the bottom. This family has paid into the system alll of their adult lives, and when they became down on their luck, and he lost his job due to layoffs, our government scoffs at them and gives money to those who didn't support the system at all, and leaves the American family to fend for themselves. There's something very wrong here and it needs to be corrected. We help our neighbors here in Texas, so this family isn't going hungry and we make sure their bills are paid. We need to go back to the way it used to be, where neighbor helps neighbor, and let the government take care of our safety and protection and not be a nanny state to all peoples who would wage jihad against us if given the chance.. I say, send them back if they don't conform to our way of life. They need to EARN the right to be here, learn our language [ ENGLISH ] get a job, and maybe then become a faithful American citizen. By faithful I mean," to honor the country and the people who took them in."
Pat Ivory/ceo/Medina County Patriots

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 11:45 AM

Bridget in Woodstock, Maryland said:

This administration has made conscious decisions to sacrifice American loving citizens and soldiers to simply be liked. This is all a secret of course because actions speak and when Obama speaks its all lies. This don't accept any responsibility is rampant and voters have the lowest expectations that they just accept what goes on. I expect more and our society should start expecting more from actions and not the talking points. The fact that we pay for this is awful. We struggle with two in college and we get zero. We have been married and working 25 years and our government takes everything it can from us families that do the right things. Our country is upside down and nothing makes sense.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 11:48 AM

Bob in Oklahoma said:

How to blend in to the general population. Get on government assistance. Then bleed the resources dry. Get enough people doing this and it's an economic bomb planted within that drains resources & slowly destroys.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 11:49 AM

TheHarp in Oregon said:

There is a very good reason that the Japanese government does not allow Mosques to be built in their country, nor do they allow Muslims to immigrate.
I wonder why?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 11:56 AM

wjm in Colorado replied:

Their government is not run by islam loving marxit traitors.....

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 12:18 PM

Robert in Alabama said:

Innocent men ,women!. If we pay taxes to support military intervention into foreign countries we are hardly innocent. As for the children, our drone pilots and other military have killed plenty of innocent children during our interventions in the mid east and around the world. The Real terrorists in Massachusetts is the POLICE state invading peoples homes with nary a protest heard and those who condone such actions. The acceptance of a totalitarian regime by americans is appalling. I too was dumb enough to spend 20+ years in uniform for the lie of "Defending Freedom".

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 11:57 AM

wjm in Colorado replied:

If a child is raised under islam, they are not innocent, they are trained to hate and kill the infidel, (that is you Bert), from the moment they can comprehend to the time they blow up real innocence.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 12:20 PM

pete in CA replied:

>"I too was dumb enough to spend 20+ years in uniform for the lie of "Defending Freedom".<

BULL!

If you were stupid enough to spend 20 years doing something you hate, you are to stupid to carry any weight on these boards.

On the other hand, if you did it for job security and retirement you are just plain lazy and greedy - just like the welfare bums you defend.

I, on the other hand, can proudly say the four years plus a few days I was allowed to serve my adopted country were the proudest moments of my life, and I EARNED every benefit I receive as a 100% disabled veteran!

There is a world of difference between you and I, Bert, and we both know it!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 1:32 PM

WTD in AZ replied:

Thanks Pete for your service. After the hard jolt of Bert's remarks, your statement was particularly great to read. Regretfully you're in a minority, that of a true American patriot.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Brad in Grapevine, Texas said:

The immigration debate is one that it out of sequence with the priorities of this nation. With unemployment still out of control and congress spending money we don't' have why should we even consider further complicating the state of affairs by adding more people to burden the taxpayer. They can and should be deported. Obama's aunt getting welfare while being here illegally is one example of this administration's priorities. Repeat offenders should lose a foot instead of granting them amnesty. Let them hobble back to their country of origin along with their spawn on a stump to remind them that immigration is by invitation!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Glenn Merriam in Hoover, Alabama said:

I agree with my Senator. Let's enforce and obey the laws currently on the books. There should be not one immigrant admitted to this country that would not be a productive citizen. We're sending millions to people who hate us, and handing out millions to those who come here illegally. Enough!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 12:02 PM

G. Ogan in West Texas said:

The Marxists in Washington wants all the terrorists and free loaders it can get, they know they will all vote for Democrats who keep the money of hard working Americans rolling into their pockets so they don't have to work but can sit around either smoking pot and drinking or figuring out how to make their bombs or where to attack the unprepared and unarmed.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 12:03 PM

John Q Citizen in Colorado replied:

The gubmit wants to keep us in confusion hopping from one hot button issue to the next, unable to keep our eyes on the ball. Oblah blah wants nothing more than to overload the system and then blame that same system for getting nothing done as his argument for growing the system. The fast tracking of legislation guarantees nothing more than shi**y legislation that will have to either be undone or redone by the same shi**y legislators. Time to clean out the dead weight.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 2:42 PM