Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns

by Deanna Fisher on October 1, 2014

After watching yesterday’s brutal grilling of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson for the number of recent lapses and past cover-ups of security failures, one had to wonder how long she could last in her job.

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Julia Pierson, now former Secret Service Director

She just answered that question herself by resigning.

Per Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, Joseph Clancy, former Special Agent in Charge of the Presidential Protection Division, has been appointed as interim director.

Here is hoping that the bipartisan avalanche of disdain triggers some real reforms within the Secret Service.

In the meantime, the alleged fence jumper, Omar Gonzalez, has pleaded not guilty to the felony charge of entering a restricted building or grounds with a deadly weapon.

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While Obama Golfs, the Middle East Burns

by Gail Boer on October 1, 2014

Nero had his fiddle and Obama has his putter. As Dejah said Obama is rarely attending the daily intelligence briefings, preferring to go it along with his trusty I-Pad.   Unlike us mere mortals, he has better things to do than collaborate with the experts.  And if he attends a briefing, active listening is not happening. See below.

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Interestingly, Mr. Obama had been given information about ISIS since before 2012. From the Daily Mail,

‘Unless someone very senior has been shredding the president’s daily briefings and telling him that the dog ate them, highly accurate predictions about ISIL have been showing up in the Oval Office since before the 2012 election,’ said a national security staffer in the Obama administration who is familiar with the content of intelligence briefings.

Since before the election.  When Joe Biden was laughing at claims made by Romney and Ryan, Obama KNEW they were right.

‘We were seeing specific threat assessments and many of them have panned out exactly as we were told they would.’

Amazingly.in a 60 Minutes Interview Obama tried to throw his director of national intelligence Jim Clapper under the bus. Mr. Obama was given information about an impeding threat for a year (and somehow I doubt Bo the dog ate the I-pad ).

So far Mr. Obama has blamed former President Bush, his own staff, the intelligence community and everybody but himself for this current crisis.   It seems to me that Mr. Obama is either delusional, complicit or a living example of the Peter Principle.   Now because Obama cannot work with others, we are all at risk.  Rich, poor, Black, White, Hispanic, Asian.  Gay or Straight, Single or Married, Religious or Atheist.  ISIS wants to kill us all.  Please Mr. Obama don’t be Nero 2.0 and don’t just golf while the world burns.

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President Obama Spends More Time Golfing Than Briefing

by Dejah Thoris on October 1, 2014

I am sure that this revelation will come as a shock to no one with a functioning brain stem.

President Barack Obama has spent more time golfing than he has spent listening to daily intelligence briefings.  He’s spent almost 700 hours in 875 “Presidential Daily Briefings” since 2009.

But he’s also spent roughly 800 hours on almost 200 golf trips since his first inauguration.

I suppose that’s how ISIS, ISIL, The Ukraine, and Benghazi sneak up on you.  Hard to run the country from the fairway on the 14th of places named Fairhaven or Golden Meadows.  My guess is that all those hours add up to not being prepared to do anything but work on your short game, attend fundraisers, and be interviewed occasionally by your handmaidens in the Legacy Media.  That description squares pretty well with this story that preceded it only slightly in the world of the interwebs.

A new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) report reveals that President Barack Obama has attended only 42.1% of his daily intelligence briefings (known officially as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB) in the 2,079 days of his presidency through September 29, 2014.

The GAI report also included a breakdown of Obama’s PDB attendance record between terms; he attended 42.4% of his PDBs in his first term and 41.3% in his second.

Wow, doing something that could be called “your job” for a grand total of around 40 percent of the time.  What would happen if you did your job 40 percent of the time?  What if your son did 40 percent of his homework?  How about if your spouse only promised to spend 40 percent of your income on booze and cigars?  The number 40 percent starts to look pretty important at that point huh?

I am bothered by the fact that he couldn’t be bothered to come to the briefing that was named after his job title.  I would like to once again give thanks to the low information voters who decided that this guy was going to be a better fit for being the leader of the free world versus the Mormon guy who worked in business and very likely understood that having a work ethic was important.  I am not pining after Mitt, but I am pining after someone who will SHOW UP TO THE OFFICE.  I don’t blame any of you for not picking McCain, but this is what happens when mouth-breathers in large groups use their hearts instead of their brains.

And would this be a good time to mention that the last president stopped playing golf during the last war?  Which, if you think about it, this new one, is really just the old one; except to call it such is verboten.  You know, the last president said he stopped golfing because he felt it looked unseemly to be doing that while Americas sons and daughters were in harms way.  I wonder if we will see any media coverage of how much golf is being played by Barry O’ while bombs are falling on Baghdad?

And to keep the number “800” in perspective; the number of hours the average American works per year if they have a regular full time job is 2000 hours.  So Barack the Magnanimous has spent over a third of the average working person’s year playing golf.  That isn’t a hobby, that is called “getting ready for the PGA.”

With ISIS, ISIL, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Ebola, and Immigration leading off his “To Do” list, I need him to stop worrying about his short game and the lie of his putts and do his job.

But what with Tee times and all, I doubt he will be able to get to it.

Priorities you know…

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I saw Megyn Kelly’s interview Tuesday evening with The Reverend Canon Dr. Andrew White, an Anglican cleric, who is left stranded in Baghdad as it becomes encircled by the horror that is ISIS.

Canon White, of St. George’s Church and Clinic in Baghdad, is head of the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, a humanitarian relief organization focused on, in their words, “providing a spiritual home, medical care and humanitarian relief as well as promoting reconciliation amongst different religious groups.” As they say, “We work in one of the world’s most dangerous countries, convinced that God has not forgotten the people of Iraq.”

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Now, as of the writing of this post, ISIS may be only one mile from Baghdad, according to Sky News. Canon White reports:

“I’ve never known the city like it is at the moment. Streets which are usually choc-a-bloc with traffic, cars and people are almost empty. People are too fearful to even leave their homes. We are at a crisis point. People know ISIS are coming nearer. People are being killed by the (air) attacks of the coalition. This is horrendous. We have civilians being killed yet IS are moving towards Baghdad.”

And those air attacks?

“All the military airstrikes are doing nothing. If ever we needed your prayer it is now.”

If you watch no other video today, please watch that interview Canon White held with Megyn Kelly on The Kelly File. He describes to Megyn Kelly how there is no escape from Baghdad — the roads are blocked by ISIS, and no planes are scheduled to leave until Monday at the earliest; that is, if flights will leave at all. And, in a horrifying statement, he declares the Iraqi army — the military force that Obama has trusted to defend their country — is worthless in the face of ISIS. One Iraqi soldier told the canon that in the face of ISIS he would remove his uniform and run — he had only joined up for the money anyway. 

The video is linked here. I must tell you that it brought me to tears to think that this man of God who truly lives his faith may be dead shortly, butchered by barbarians in the most gruesome manner possible.

If you are, like me, a Christian, please pray for Canon Andrew White’s deliverance from the evil of ISIS.

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Ebola Is Here–Straight From The Pit Of Hell

September 30, 2014

The dreaded ebola virus, that insidiously lethal disease that has many African countries operating on lockdown and in a state-of-emergency, has finally made U.S. landfall. This from CBS DFW, Dallas: “Officials with the Centers for Disease Control have confirmed that a person in Dallas definitely has the Ebola virus. Tuesday’s official determination makes the Dallas […]

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What If The White House Fence Jumper Had Been Alton Nolen?

September 30, 2014

Could I see a show of hands of everyone who thought “Islamic terrorist” when they heard the recent report of the horrific decapitation of Colleen Hufford and the attempted murder of Traci Johnson at Vaughan Foods in Moore, Oklahoma? I’m sure you don’t need refreshing, but the alleged culprit Alton Nolen is an Islamic militant […]

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No, Husain Abdullah did not get Penalized for his Muslim Prayer

September 30, 2014

Big news in the NFL is the HUGE victory of the Kansas City Chiefs over the New England Patriots in last night’s Monday night football. And as fans of our hometown Chiefs team, we were doing quite the happy dance here at our humble home. The other NFL news is the manufactured “outrage” over Chiefs […]

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House Oversight to Grill Secret Service Director on Security Lapses Tuesday

September 30, 2014

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee plans a hearing Tuesday morning on the Secret Service security lapses that have recently plagued that agency. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson will be in the hot seat in what promises to be, at the very least, an uncomfortable chat with bipartisan members of Congress. “President Obama appointed […]

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American Muscle or American Hustle?

September 29, 2014

I marathon watched the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction last night.  I love classic All-American muscle cars, known for their power, engineering ingenuity, and tremendous display of chutzpah and sheer style.  These cars sold at auction for incredible prices.  Because they rarely build American cars like that anymore, people will pay big bucks for the memory […]

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Ferguson Continues to Unravel. Holder Absent

September 28, 2014

In August, Attorney General Holder made a flying visit to Ferguson, MO. It was a busy visit filled with hugs for MO Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson, telling students and adults about his own racial profiling adventures, penning an Op-Ed for St. Louis Today, ordering two federal investigations, and doing his very best to “ease” tensions […]

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