Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Obama takes beating in new poll that says 53% of Americans disapprove of his performance as President

A new poll indicates that many Democrats are abandoning Barack Obama over his mishandling of international negotiations, particularly with Iran and weakness in dealing with Islamist terrorism.

The poll, conducted between March 1 and 3 of 1011 registered voters with a plus or minus 3% margin of error, suggests that President Obama has lost the confidence of most Americans.

According to the poll, 53% of Americans disapprove of Obama's performance as President, while only 42% approve. As far as his abilities as a negotiator on international issues, 59% believe Obama is a weak negotiator and only 34% think he is strong.

On his veto of the Keystone XL, 46% disapprove of Obama's actions while 33% approve of the President, and 65% of Americans think he should sign a deal allowing the pipeline that would bring Canadian oil to the US.

Most damning for Obama is his handling of negotiations aimed at preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons technology. 57% of American voters believe he has not been aggressive enough and 65% believe the US should take military action against Iran if it is necessary to prevent them from acquiring an atomic bomb.

Despite Obama and his most loyal Democratic caucus members' opposition to Benjamin Netanyahu addressing a joint session of Congress this week, a full 56% of Americans think the Israeli Prime Minister's address was a good thing.

Obama's perceived softness on Islamic terrorism is reflected in poll results which say that 54% of Americans believe the President is more interested in downplaying the threat from terror group ISIS than compared to the 36% who believe that he is focused on stopping ISIS.

In the lead-up to the 2016 election season, the dismal results show that association with the President will be more of a liability to many Democrats than an asset. Many members of his party up for re-election in the Senate, as well as House Representatives, who all face an election in November 2016, may start to distance themselves from the floundering President to help their own campaigns.

Pat Condell: Behavior of campus leftist totalitarians will end up ruining their career hopes & lives

Legions of campus leftist radicals spend decades in school (at your expense) because they know they have no hope in the real world:

Sun EDITORIAL: Public hearings needed on sex-ed

Premier Kathleen Wynne’s government has a simple narrative it wants you to believe about disgraced former deputy education minister Ben Levin, now a confirmed child pornographer.

It’s that Levin — whose vile crimes were fully exposed in a Toronto courtroom Tuesday as he pled guilty to three charges — had nothing to do with the development of Ontario’s sex-ed curriculum.

And that the Liberals fully consulted with the public on that curriculum.

Never mind that this narrative has nothing to do with reality...

Netanyahu Speech Raises Burden for Obama on Iran Nuclear Talks

WASHINGTON — President Obama’s task of selling a potential nuclear agreement with Iran to a skeptical Congress became far harder on Tuesday after animpassioned speech by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel to lawmakers already nervous about the deal.

“The president has a very heavy burden of persuasion here,” said former Representative Lee H. Hamilton, a Democrat and the onetime chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee who now directs Indiana University’s Center on Congress. “That task is made much more difficult when a powerful case is stated against the emerging deal, as the prime minister has done.”

Although Mr. Hamilton said he doubted many minds were changed by Mr. Netanyahu’s words, he said that “what a speech like this does is reinforces and intensifies the opposition at a critical point.”

See also:

A few brief thoughts on the Netanyahu Speech


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

US State Department Tweets Speech by Cleric Who Blames Unrest on Global Zionist Conspiracy

The State Department’s official anti-terrorism Twitter account last week tweeted out remarks made by a leading Muslim cleric who, during a speech in Mecca, linked terrorism by the Islamic State (IS) to a plot by supporters of Israel around the world.

Ezra Levant reports back from the Ben Levin child porn court date

For a very detailed description of Ben Levin's court date, see HERE

Ben Levin will be sentenced on April 13 at 10 am.

London Mayor Boris Johnson in angry confrontation with Cage director over Jihadi John


Antisemitism on North American campuses and in the anti-Israel boycott movement

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech to Congress - Live coverage

The speech by Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech to a joint session of Congress begins at 11 am, March 3. Watch it live below:

Kathleen Wynne's hand-picked former Deputy Education Minister to be sentenced for Child Sex Crimes next month

Former Ontario Deputy Minister of Education Ben Levin will be in court this afternoon at 2 pm to plead guilty in a plea bargain deal for crimes related to the sexual exploitation of children.

Levin was the hand-picked Deputy of current Premier Kathleen Wynne while she was Education Minister in the McGuinty government. Wynne has been consistently denying that Levin had a strong influence over the controversial curriculum she is introducing into Ontario's school system. Critic are outraged that the curriculum is hyper-sexualized and introduced sexual content to children at inappropriately young ages, including discussions of sexual relationships in grade 3 and detailed descriptions of anal sex for 11 year-olds.

Called by many a "child-grooming for sex" and "kiddie porn" curriculum, its architect being a person with sexual interest in children was particularly disturbing for critics.

Joe Warmington's article in yesterday's Toronto Sun provides more detail about Premier Wynne's dissembling about Levin's involvement in shaping the curriculum, including  memos from him in which he explicitly informed his staff of his participation in the process.

Levin will be sentenced next month.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Jonathan Kay's secret speech to the International Zionist Conspiracy

My pal Jon Kay gave a speech to at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference today, in which he made some very salient observations about the shift in support for Israel from Canada's mainstream political parties since September 11, 2001.

Jon, the new Editor-in-Chief of Walrus Magazine, and author of the excellent book about conspiracy theorists, Among the Truthers,  notes that he "can see why it  (AIPAC ) is such rich fodder for controversy and conspiracism."  And then he goes and ruins it by letting everyone in on what goes on there. You can read it here.

Warren Buffet says Obama is 'thumbing nose' at Canada in delaying Keystone XL

WASHINGTON - The Keystone XL pipeline got an emphatic endorsement Monday from a powerful backer of President Barack Obama who questioned the handling of the file.

To billionaire investor Warren Buffett, the delay is a thumbing of the nose at Canada.

“I would have passed Keystone,” Buffett said in an interview with CNBC.4

“I think that we have an enormous interest in working with Canada, as they have in working with us. That oil is going to get sold. If we make it more difficult for them, who knows how they'll feel about making things more difficult for us someday.”

Because Buffett owns interests in the rail industry, in addition to oilsands holdings, there had been some speculation that he might have stood to benefit from a Keystone rejection.

But he has expressed support for it in the past, and did so with particular force Monday...

Good News for Beheaded Christians from Super-Smart President Obama

After Obama’s Keystone XL veto, should Canada seek compensation under NAFTA?

From The Globe and Mail:

Over the past couple of months, U.S. President Barack Obama has made it abundantly clear that he is not a fan of the Keystone XL pipeline. It’s probably not personal. If he has to disappoint somebody, he would apparently prefer that it be Canadians, rather than any of the Democratic Party’s most generous campaign donors, such as billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer...

...To be fair, Mr. Obama probably did not enjoy exercising his veto power. His staff will spin it as a small victory for procedural fairness. They will also keep insisting that he hasn’t made up his mind yet. And they will also continue ignoring the fact that it is not normal for the leader of the free world to devote himself to making a personal decision on whether or where a tiny proportion of his country’s pipeline network ought to be built.

With every end comes a new beginning, however. TransCanada may soon decide that it has no choice but to serve notice of its intent to launch a multibillion-dollar NAFTA claim against the United States for seeing its project frustrated without a fair hearing...

Sunday, March 1, 2015

OK GO: "You're a fucking nerd and no one likes you"

Can hardly wait for Katleen Wynne's Liberals and the halfwit Toronto District School Board Trustees to go mental when OK GO's new song from Hot Tub Time Machine 2 gets traction with teenagers:


(The video takes about 8 seconds to play once you click it - unless you fast forward that amount)


And now, for your viewing pleasure, an octopus jumping out of the water to capture a crab

Best YouTube comment: "Poor Mr. Krabs. I knew hiring Squidward was a mistake."

A funny story about a Leonard Nimoy close encounter in Toronto

"...Hi Mr. Nimoy” I said.  “Thanks so much for coming to Toronto.”

“I’m glad to be here” Leonard Nimoy said to me.

“Yeah” I said, looking at him.

And then that’s when it got a bit surreal.  I was looking at Leonard Nimoy, and he was looking at me.  I was talking to him, and that distinct voice of his was answering me.  Suddenly I sort of blanked out and I thought back to that old Mego Mr. Spock doll I had as a kid, and wondering whatever happened to it.  I then became aware that all the eyes in the room was on me.  A camera from Space: The Imagination Station was pointed at me and, most of all, Leonard Nimoy was staring at me and waiting for my question.

Well I had a question for Leonard Nimoy in mind but, to this day, I don’t remember what it was.  I do know whatever it was, it wasn’t about whales.  But instead of what I was going to ask I decided to ask the question that I knew all of us REALLY wanted to ask.

“Well Mr. Nimoy,” I said meekly, “I was on the computer and I found a video of you on a beach singing about The Hobbit surrounded by go-go dancers in Spock ears.”

“Did you now?”  Leonard Nimoy said with a smirk.

“Yes I did,” I said, “Well….what the fuck Mr. Nimoy? What the fuck?”"...

More HERE  

See also, Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin's tribute to Leonard Nimoy

It's not like the Toronto District School Board is producing unemployable students who don't understand grammar

The Toronto District School Board's Student School:

OK, so they may end up as welfare burdens, but at least they'll be successfully indoctrinated in Marxism, and will already have learned everything they'll need to know for the rest of their lives about anal sex.

h/t Matthew