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Afterburner with Bill Whittle: Political Insurance

September 11, 2014

 Here is the latest Afterburner video with Bill Whittle entitled ‘Political Insurance.’ In this video he talks about how his insurance company found out he made political videos so they cancelled his insurance.

  Apparently because of this he is considered a risk because he could offend somebody and they could sue him so he had to purchase political insurance. Never heard of it? Neither had he; as Bill Whittle says in the video he thought the first amendment was his political insurance. It turns out his free speech is not free, he has to pay a monthly premium for it.

  This is another brilliant, albeit sad, video about the state of affairs in the United States.

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The IRS is going to audit Breitbart News

September 10, 2014

 Yesterday Breitbart News announced that the IRS was going to audit its tax returns for the year 2012 and questioned the motive behind the decision.

  Here is more:

The company that runs the conservative Breitbart.com news site says the IRS has selected the network for an audit, in a move company executives suggest is politically motivated.

Breitbart News Network, a California-based company which runs several conservative websites, says the IRS recently audited its 2012 financial information.

“The Obama administration’s timing on this is exquisite, but try as they might through various methods to silence us, we will only get more emboldened,” Stephen K. Bannon, executive chairman of Breitbart News Network, said in a written statement.

  The IRS refused to comment on this decision and that is okay because there is a privacy issue here. I have no problem with that and in fact they may have a legitimate reason for the audit.

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Eric Holder aide accidentally calls Darrell Issa’s office to ask for help spinning the IRS scandal

September 9, 2014

eric_holder_oped--300x300 If this story is true it is an absolutely stunning revelation in the IRS targeting scandal–and I am one who thought I could no longer be stunned by anything coming from the Obama regime.

  Darrell Issa sent a letter to Eric Holder yesterday in which he accused one of the beleaguered Attorney General’s aides of accidentally calling his office to ask for help in spinning the IRS targeting scandal by leaking some documents related to the scandal. 

  Darrell Issa believes the call was meant to go to Elijah Cumming’s office. Surprise, surprise! Here is more:

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A new report shows there has been no global warming in 18 years

September 8, 2014

global_warming For the sake of this post we will concede the point that at one time there might have been global warming and that it is possible that it was a man-made disaster. Having conceded that point, a new report is out which finds that there has been no global warming for either 17 years and 11 months or for 19 years–depending how one interprets the data.

  As this article points out, that means that people who are graduating from high school this year have not seen any global warming in their lifetimes. Yet they are the people most likely to believe this hoax because they have been taught in school their entire lives that global warming exists.

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Barack Obama on golfing after issuing a statement on James Foley’s beheading: “I should’ve anticipated the optics”

September 7, 2014

  As has been well reported and criticized by people on both sides of the aisle, after issuing a statement on the beheading of American journalist, James Foley, Barack Obama immediately went to the golf course to get in another round.

  This had even the most ardent supporters of the President baffled as they wondered how he could be so cold and calloused as to not see it fit not to take in another round of golf after so serious and tragic an issue.

  On ‘Meet The Press’ earlier today Chuck Todd asked Barack Obama about this and this is what he had to say:

“But there’s no doubt that, after having talked to the families — where it was hard for me to hold back tears listening to the pain that they were going through, after the statement that I made — that I should’ve anticipated the optics,” Obama admitted. “That’s part of the job.”

  I find that statement to be quite interesting indeed because as anyone who has ever tried their hand at the game of golf knows; golf is probably more of a mental game than it is a physical game.

  If your mind is not in the right place you cannot golf–or at least cannot golf well–you have to clear your mind of all distractions, slow your pace, relax, and concentrate on nothing but your next shot.

  So I find it interesting that while he regrets the “optics” of golfing after issuing the statement he does not regret his decision to go golfing. This says quite a bit about Barack Obama’s mindset in my opinion.

  While he claims he was almost brought to tears after hearing the story of family members he was still able to put it all out of his mind and attend to what he apparently thinks is more important.

  Supporters of the President claim that golfing is his release, his way of dealing with the stress of the job, but I have a different take on it. I find him to be cold-hearted and uncaring, self-absorbed and detached. Just the fact that he is now only worried about the “optics” after it backfired on him shows me that he is more concerned about how he is perceived than he was about the actual beheading. How else could he possibly get his mind in the right place to golf after this unless it really did not affect him the in the same manner it affected most people?

  But Barack Obama was not done there as he lamented the “theater” of politics. Here is what he said:

“Well, it’s not something that always comes naturally to me,” Obama conceded. “But it matters. And I’m mindful of that.”

  That statement is half-true: he is right in saying that he is mindful of the theatrics but he is wrong about it not always coming natural to him. This is the man who delayed the rescue of James Foley by thirty days–which allowed ISIS to move the doomed journalist before he could be rescued–so that the rescue attempt would conveniently fall on the Fourth of July.

  But theatrics did not play any role in this deadly decision, right?

Open thread for Sunday, September 7th: Who Do You Want To Be?

September 7, 2014

  Here is the open thread for Sunday, September 7th; please feel free to post links to interesting articles and to discuss whatever issues arise during the course of the day. Nothing is off-topic here.

  Last week was yet another slow week politically but we still managed to cover 11 stories. I understand that all of you are busy and cannot always find the time to check the blog for updates so why not subscribe to America’s Watchtower and receive email updates whenever I write a new post? That is the easiest way to follow the blog to ensure you never miss another post.

  In addition to subscribing you can also follow America’s Watchtower on Facebook and Twitter by clicking the links on the right. But you will get more than that for I often post links to articles I probably will not be writing about so it is a great way to keep up with what is happening.

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  Now on to this week’s musical selection: this week I have chosen a song by the band Oingo Boingo entitled ‘Who Do You Want To Be’ (featuring lead singer Danny Elfman sporting a wife-beater AND suspenders, not a combination you see every day) performed live in 1985.

  Enjoy:

Barack Obama delays Executive action on amnesty until after the midterm election

September 6, 2014

 Barack Obama promised that if the Congress did not give him what he wanted on the issue of amnesty for illegal immigrants he would take it on his own by the end of the Summer through Executive Order.

  Barack Obama knew all along that while most of the establishment Republicans support amnesty for illegals that they would still use it as a campaign issue in November, and he thought he could deal with that opposition by calling the Republicans the “party of no.” He thought he could use this issue to paint the Republicans as racists even though many of them support amnesty. But I think he probably did not see the backlash coming from vulnerable Democrats, and when they spoke out it eliminated the possibility of labeling the Republicans as racist because at that point the Democrats would have to be painted with the same brush.

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