Politico and Colin Powell: A Match Made in Intellectual Dishonesty Heaven                                                      

The outplacement service for The Washington Post is a website called Politico. It is, in short, the official newsletter of the Democrat National Committee and for certain leakers inside the RINO establishment.

Nothing illustrates the feckless nature of Politico and its Statist agenda better than a story this week headlined “Colin Powell slams North Carolina voting law.”

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell bashed North Carolina’s recent voting law at a forum in the state Thursday, with the governor that signed the bill in the audience… Powell said the law harms the Republican Party

The bill requires voters to show government-issued ID, shortens early voting and ends early pre-registration for teens, among other changes. Civil rights groups have already challenged the law in federal courts.

Thursday, Powell said the bill sends a bad message to minorities.

“What it really says to the minority voters is … ‘We really are sort-of punishing you,’” Powell said.

Powell also took aim at defenders of the law, including McCrory, who say such restrictions are necessary to stop voter fraud, which is hard to detect.

You can say what you like, but there is no voter fraud,” Powell said. “How can it be widespread and undetected?”

I will not denigrate Colin Powell’s service to this country, for which I offer my sincere thanks, but when it comes to matters of law and politics, he is a buffoon.

And, for someone who is so fixated on skin pigmentation rather than character, it’s difficult to believe Powell missed the story about the “Mississippi NAACP leader sent to prison for 10 counts of voter fraud.”

And the fact that more than 50 people employed by or linked with ACORN have been convicted of voter fraud.

During the 2008 election cycle alone, ACORN was linked to as many as 600,000 bogus voter registrations. Combined with their tactics of encouraging early voting and use of absentee ballots, ACORN is responsible for widespread election fraud.

17 seconds using Google would have allowed an honest journalist to quickly debunk Powell’s nonsense. But since this is Politico — and some hack named “Tal Kopan” (if that is his real name) — we’re talking about, any connection to the truth is purely coincidental.

Related: If you read the list of things you need an ID to do, you would — if you had an ounce of intellectual honesty — admit that the entire bogus voter ID controversy is about one thing: the Democrats’ insatiable desire to destroy the integrity of the ballot box.

Doug Ross @ Journal

This is Not the War We’ve Been Waiting For

Guest post by Dan from New York

Remember “the mother of all battles?” It’s easy to dismiss the primitive war cries coming from Iran, Hezbollah and Syria as the same schoolyard hyperbole we get every time the USA and the West take aim at the Islamic world. We’ve become inured to the empty threats, but listen up. This time will be different.

It won’t be 1991 when Bush The Elder successfully blocked the Israelis from responding to Saddam’s hapless Scud missiles. Today’s Israel – even one led by Obama’s cat’s-paw, Benjamin Netanyahu – is in no mood for that. If the Islamics insist on hitting Israel with reprisal attacks, Israel will likely respond with disproportional force, and a furious multi-front exchange of unknown duration would ensue.

We certainly don’t hear that grim possibility reported or “analyzed” by the Obama-controlled media. But folks, look around the room. That’s the war we should all be worried about.

The Daily Star (Lebanon), 8/31/13

Israel faces retaliation if U.S. attacks Syria: Iran military

BEIRUT: Israel will face retaliation if the United States launches a military strike against Syria, a senior Iranian military official warned, Iran’s semi-official Fars News Agency reported Saturday.

“Israel will be hit by retaliatory attacks if the United States launches an offensive on Syria since it [the Jewish state] is the first instigator in attacking [Syria],” Iranian Army Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Hassan Firouzabadi said.

Iran staunchly backs the regime in Damascus and is Hezbollah’s leading supporter in the region.

Firouzabadi accused Israel of spearheading efforts to drag Washington into a war with the government in Damascus.

The U.S. has stepped up its war rhetoric against Damascus after accusing President Bashar Assad’s regime of using chemical weapons earlier this month against opposition strongholds outside Damascus.

Editor’s note: I’ve placed an All Points Bulletin for the oft-used term of yesteryear: chickenhawk:

Doug Ross @ Journal

Larwyn’s Linx: Is Obama setting up two-prong Constitutional crisis?

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Is Obama setting up two-prong Constitutional crisis?: Donald Sensing
Obama’s Rose Garden Speech: “Everything I Said in 2007 Was a Lie”: Ace
May’s Quabbin Incident might be more than Trespassing? Inconceivable!: DTG

Obama gets Cold Feet: Walid Shoebat
Enacting the Liberty Amendments: James W. Lucas
Bring On the Elephants: Richard F. Miniter

Slouching Towards Armageddon: Cold Fury
4th Grade Students Taught: “Government Is Like Your Family”, Provides For You: WZ
Discrediting America for the Purpose of Installing Communist Change: John Risselada


Rubio: Obama Only One Threatening Government Shutdown: Breitbart
Chicago makes sex-ed mandatory for kindergarteners: Ed Morrissey
500 days since Quinn said he was “put on earth” to fix IL pensions: Marathon

Scandal Central

More Photos that Implicate Malik Obama and Lois Lerner: Shoebat
NYT: This Whole Syria Thing? Yeah, It’s the UN and Congress’s fault: RWN
Michigan: Dial 3 for Public Assistance…in Arabic: Creeping

Climate & Energy

Al Gore’s New Hurrican Guide: Morlock
Nature Suggests Treating “High Carbon Lifestyles” Like Drug Addiction: RWN


Krauthammer: Obama boxed himself in and now he’s looking for a way out of attacking Syria: Scoop
Mob of Teens (of Curiously Unidentified Race) Rape Two Women: WZ
Wapo editorial: Maybe we should just let teachers rape students: Jazz Shaw


U.S. Military In Syria: We Can’t Afford It: Realities
Shorter Obama to France: Do This War for Me?: Bridget Johnson, Tatler
Muslim Brotherhood Wears Obama T-Shirts: IM41

CCB Member Just Back From Syria Thinks U.S. Backing Wrong People There: Roger Aronoff
From Munich 1938 to Damascus 2013, nothing has changed: Matzav
Syrian state-run daily calls Obama move a retreat: AP


Tech Companies and Government May Soon Go to War Over Surveillance: Wired
How Patent Trolls Stalled a New Transit App: Slashdot
Connect Betterer: DailyWTF


Actor’s ‘selfless service’ earns him title of honorary US Marine: Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
What could you do with pastry sprinkles, dill pickles, shower curtains, honeycomb and $ 2700?: MOTUS
Obama as Miley Cyrus: NoisyRoom