Ted Cruz: The Russians are ‘openly laughing’ at Obama

Washington Examiner | Cruz believes that Putin and Russian leaders no longer respect Obama because of his failure to lead.

Larwyn’s Linx: Obamacare watch: latest spasmodic rule changes openly trampling on the uninsured.

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Obamacare watch: latest rules openly trampling on the uninsured.: Moe Lane
We’re Witnessing the ObamaCare Death Spiral in Real-Time: American Power
Free Exercise Thereof: Christian Mercenary

A Government of Laws? The ObamaCare Rot: Seth Mandel
Catastrophic insurance for the Obamacare catastrophe: LI
Government Screw-Ups-No One Is Ever Fired: Hideout

The Kernel of Resistance: Mountain Guerilla
NDAA 2014: On it’s way to Obama for signature.: Call of the Patriot
The Death of the Individual Mandate: Reihan Salam

Compare and Contrast: iOTW
The man democrats fear the most is already under attack by Obama: Flopping Aces
Ben Carson in His Own Words: AT


Obama Invites “Worst CEO in America” to Tech Meeting: Daniel Greenfield
Whole Foods CEO: Obamacare Is Hurting Our Employees: WZ
Obama’s $ 11 million trip to the Mandela funeral – that’s an expensive selfie!: BPR

Scandal Central

Chris Christie DREAMs of illegal aliens: WyBlog
“Jaw Dropping” Obamacare “Get Enrolled Sex Ad” Going Viral–and It Is REAL!: Daily Smug
US deports 109,511 CONVICTED CRIMINAL illegal immigrants in 2013!: Scoop

Federal Judge: The Obama Administration Aids and Abets Human Trafficking: Hans A. von Spakovsky
Judge: DHS Helping Drug Cartels To Smuggle Illegal Immigrant Children Into U.S.: WZ
Court Blasts DHS for Helping Mexican Smugglers Finish “Criminal Mission”: JW

Climate & Energy

We Greybeards Have Destroyed The Planet: Woodsterman
‘MUZZLED’: EPA silenced scientists that challenged their agenda: Michael Bastasch
It’s Time to Take a Look at the Global Warming Spending Racket: Kevin Mooney


Bill Whittle Puts It All On the Line: iOTW
MSNBC Racist Gets Her Nonsense Slammed Right Back in Her Face : Publius
10 Truths Mainstream Comic Books Evade To Promote ‘Muslim Superheroes’: Bosch Fawstin

Obama’s Half-Brother: ‘Barack Thought I Was Too White’: TruthRevolt
Jewish Group ‘Appalled’ by Huffington Post Article, SWC Says it Paints Jews as Warmongers: Algemeiner
CBS Begins The 2016 Campaign: Airs Biased Report of Chris Christie ‘Scandal’: TruthRevolt

May I Point Out That Phil Robertson Was Indisputably Right About One Thing?: Rhymes With Right
“Darwin’s Theory Is Wrong”, Says Queer Studies/Evolutionary Ecologist, Joan Roughgarden: IBA
And people wonder why professional athletes want to own guns for protection?: John R. Lott


After Obamacare, ObamaHaus Insurance?: Lee Cary
Radical Left so despises Europe that it intends to destroy it with immigration: Winter Soldier
Dead Gaza BDS Advocate Sought Israeli Medical Care: Lori Lowenthal Marcus

Hizballah: Iran’s Other Looming Threat to the West: Clare Lopez
North Korea faxes South Korea threat of attack: Doug Powers
Will Hillary’s 2016 Bid End As Her Treasonous Dealings with Muslim Sisterhood are Exposed?: Godfather

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

A College Kid Couldn’t Afford a 3D Printer, So He Built One Himself: Samantha Murphy Kelly
On The Table: AutoExtremist
NSA paid $ 10 Million bribe to RSA Security for Keeping Encryption Weak: Swati Khandelwal


The Obligatory Duck Dynasty Controversy Post: MOTUS
Smithville police officer lifts car to free man trapped underneath: Lindsay Shively
Magomed Abdusalamov career over: Michael Woods

Image: Bosch Fawstin
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QOTD: “Without QE to support the markets, in my opinion, the economy will likely slow significantly and the stock and real estate markets will most likely turn sharply downward. As a result, I expect the Fed will do its utmost to keep the markets convinced that the QE program is in its final chapters. But these “Open Mouth Operations” likely represent the full inventory of the Fed’s policy options. I suspect that when the economic data begins to disappoint, the Fed will quickly reverse course and increase the size of its monthly purchases. In fact, today’s Fed statement was careful to avoid any commitments to additional tapering in the future. It merely said that further changes in the amount of purchases will be dependent on the data. This means that QE could go in either direction.

But more important than the taper “surprise” was the unusually dovish language in which the Fed decided to wrap its seemingly bitter pill. Today’s statement goes significantly farther than any prior communications in assuring that interest policy, its main monetary tool, will remain far more accommodative, for far longer, than anyone previously predicted. In fact, they have now committed themselves to keep rates at zero until “well after” the unemployment rate has fallen below 6.5%. On this score the Fed is not simply moving the goalposts, they are running away with them. With such amorphous language in place the FOMC appears to be hoping that it will never have to face a day of reckoning in which they will be forced to actually raise rates. On that score they are similar to the legislators on Capitol Hill who want to pretend that America will never have to pay down its debt.” —Peter Schiff

Doug Ross @ Journal

SMART POWER: China Openly Publishes Map of American Cities as Nuclear Targets While Russia Boldly Tests ICBMs

Guest post by Investor’s Business Daily

Global Power: Moscow launches four ICBMs in a large-scale nuclear drill as Chinese state media, brandishing detailed maps, show how Beijing’s nuclear submarines can attack U.S. cities. We press “reset,” they press “launch.”

In March 2009, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presented Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with a red “reset button” to symbolize improved ties. The era of confrontation when American presidents demanded the tearing down of walls was over. From now on, we would make nice.

Fast-forward to 2012, when President Obama met with Dmitry Medvedev, Russia’s then-president and now prime minister, at the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, South Korea.

That was when Obama assured Medvedev he’d have more leeway after his re-election to weaken missile defense. This would help him achieve his dream of U.S. disarmament and bring about, as he expressed in Prague in 2009, “a world without nuclear weapons.”

Apparently the Russians and the Chinese do not share that dream. On Wednesday, Russian strategic forces carried out a large-scale surprise military drill that included the test launch of two land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles and two submarine-launched ballistic missiles.

So while Russia expands and tests its offensive and defensive missile capabilities, President Obama lets our missile capabilities wither and caves to Russian demands to halt previously planned expansion.

To placate Moscow, Obama has already betrayed our allies in Poland and the Czech Republic by abandoning plans to deploy ground-based interceptors and missile defense in those countries.

Our Chinese friends have also noticed that the famous “reset” button has been replaced with one marked “easy.” China’s military carried out on July 24 a third test of a long-range DF-31A road-mobile ballistic missile capable of hitting the U.S. with nuclear warheads.

According to a recently published report by the Air Force National Air and Space Intelligence Center, “China has the most active and diverse ballistic missile development program in the world.”

Last Monday, Chinese state-run media — including China Central TV, the People’s Daily, the Global Times, the PLA Daily, the China Youth Daily and the Guangmin Daily — ran identical, top-headlined reports boasting of the “awesomeness” of the People’s Liberation Army navy’s strategic submarine force.

It is indeed formidable. China’s sub fleet is reportedly the world’s second-largest, with about 70 vessels. About 10 are nuclear-powered, and four or more of those are nuclear ballistic submarines.

In 2010, the Type 094 Jin class entered the service. It is capable of launching 12 to 16 JL-2 missiles with a range of about 8,700 miles, covering much of the continental U.S. with single or multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicle warheads.

Read More At Investor’s Business Daily. Image via Modern Survival Blog.

Doug Ross @ Journal

THINKING OF SITTING THINGS OUT IN 2014? Consider That Mainstream Democrats Now Openly Call for Arrests of Political Opponents

For those of you as disgusted as I am with GOP leaders, consider the ramifications of sitting out the midterms. Should Nancy Pelosi regain the Speakership, well, in six words, they’ll be coming for your guns. That’s a guarantee.

For the first time in American history, mainstream Democrats are openly calling for the arrests of their political opponents. Yes, the hard left Democrat Party’s tactics come straight out of the playbooks of Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Castro, Pol Pot, and Mugabe.

They will be coming for anyone who expresses dissent against their Marxist policies, but before they do, they’ll be coming for your guns.

If Democrats regain control of the House, rest assured that your Second Amendment rights will be eviscerated as they very nearly did following the mass shooting by the lunatic in Sandy Hook. Dianne Feinstein — the loathsome and brazen crook from California — had her gun ban bill in place, just waiting for a nice, bloody tragedy to exploit.

These are some truly frightening portents.

Democrats are openly calling for the arrest of Sen. Ted Cruz “for sedition”. Never mind the Constitution explicitly grants the power of the purse to Congress, not the President. Never mind that James Madison himself described that the House could, in fact, shut down any program it wanted to. Never mind all that: the Constitution doesn’t matter to these hard left sixties retreads. They don’t want any political opposition. They want you gone. They want you silent, or in prison, or dead (what do you think Obamacare is really about?).

MSNBC plainly calls lawful dissent “sedition”, presumably punishable by death.

Democrat Congressman Steve Cohen (TN) labels conservatives “domestic enemies”, alluding to presidential actions to secure the country from the Tea Party, veterans, and Constitutional conservatives.

A public MoveOn.org petition calls for the arrests of Republicans in Congress by the Holder DOJ.

These are some dangerous times, my friends.

I’m voting Republican in 2014 if for no other reason than to keep our Second Amendment rights intact. Yes, I support the most conservative candidates possible (Matt Bevin over Mitch McConnell, for example). But I’m not sitting anything out in 2014.

I’m not going AWOL, even with the feckless boobs running the GOP, because they’re the last line of defense. Let the RINOs form a third party. The grassroots can and will succeed by avoiding the GOP, the NRSC, the NRCC, and other establishment entities, instead working through independent groups like the Senate Conservatives Fund, FreedomWorks, and Americans For Prosperity.

I urge you to do the same next November and to marshal all the conservatives you can. If you aren’t motivated to continue electing conservatives like Ted Cruz… if you aren’t pumped up to save your Second Amendment rights and preserve the last vestiges of the Constitution… if you aren’t interested in staying on the political battlefield in 2014, well, then don’t be surprised when they do come for your guns.

Hat tip: BadBlue News.

Doug Ross @ Journal