from the Washington Examiner:
Nikki Haley to UN: US ‘will not pay more than 25 percent of the peacekeeping budget’
U.S. taxpayers “will not pay more than 25 percent of the [United Nations] peacekeeping budget,” Ambassador Nikki Haley told the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday.
“We pledge to work with member states and the organization to ensure we make this adjustment in a fair and sensible manner that protects U.N. peacekeeping,” Haley said during a meeting on the U.N. peacekeeping mission.
by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist
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Global warming nuts are at it again, and this time they have attempted to co-opt Christmas, by telling us that Santa is a “Climate Refugee.”
I can think of no better way for radical leftists to celebrate the holiday than to scare the crap out of children. And not just any leftists, but trusted government leftists – because really – if you can’t trust your government to be honest with your kids, who can you trust. Am I right?
“There is no country on the planet that can walk away from the challenge and reality of climate change, And for our part, Canada will continue to fight for the global plan that has a realistic chance of countering it. We have a responsibility to future generations and we will uphold it,” the young and dashing Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, recently, told the United Nations General Assembly.
That September proclamation has now been followed by a warning to the world’s children, as a “Canadian government website claims that Santa Claus is relocating his workshop, elves and reindeer to the South Pole to escape the effects of global warming.”
from The Daily Caller:
128 Countries Call Trump’s Jerusalem Decision ‘Null And Void’ As Nikki Haley Threatens To Cut UN Aid
The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday denounced the Trump administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, an move that U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said would cause Washington to rethink its financial support of the international organization.
In a 128-9 vote, the UNGA passed a resolution, drafted by Egypt, that expresses “deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem.”
The resolution calls for Jerusalem’s final status to be negotiated between Israel and the Palestinians. It also affirms that any decisions and actions that “purport to have altered, the character, status or demographic composition of the Holy City of Jerusalem” — a thinly veiled reference to President Donald Trump’s recognition — are “null and void.”
Once again, the little Satan, Israel, has drawn the short straw on the world stage.
Hatred for Israel at the United Nations has been common knowledge for decades. Per capita, there may be more Israel-hating anti-Semites roaming the halls of the august Turtle Bay facility than in Iran.
by: the Common Constitutionalist
I don’t normally like to bash others just because they have a different point of view. However, regarding this topic, I take pleasure in verbally beating up on those members of the Church of Perpetual Heat; the man-made Global Warming nuts.
We in realville, as Rush calls it, realize that a cold winter does not equal a global cooling trend, but neither does a hot summer prove global warming.
Yet that is exactly what we hear from the so-called warming experts whenever the temperature drifts above 100°F. When the temperature dips, the same fools either ignore it or call it climate change.
We don’t normally hear from the “true believers”. We hear mostly from those who have and continue to benefit financially from the warming farce and those who just want control.
One can’t really blame the ignorant true believer. They have been pummeled, year after year, with the propagandist threats of “change your lifestyle to save the planet and reduce your carbon footprint”.
Yet here we are setting negative temperature records across the United States and it’s not even winter.
The city of Portland Oregon, with its record-setting cold temperatures, opened warming shelters this past weekend. The director of a local Portland nonprofit said his main job was just to keep people alive.
At the same time we in the United States are freezing our backsides off, the UN climate chief, Christiana Figueres, is busy trying to shut down coal-fired power plants worldwide.
As we know, coal is dirty and icky and pollutes mother Earth. It causes excess greenhouse gases which leads to global warming, don’t you know. Tell that to Portland’s homeless, dying in the streets from exposure.
The head of the World Coal Association, Milton Catelin said Figueres is, “ignoring reality. She comes from a perspective where the only challenge in the world today is global warming”.
Figueres is a man-made global warming nut, who just happens to come from tropical Costa Rica, where the high temperatures year-round are in the mid-80s and the lows in the high 60s, so naturally she has experienced nothing but warming.
A few days ago Rush Limbaugh mentioned a ridiculous article written in 2000 by Charles Onians. It appeared in the UK independent and was entitled: “Snowfalls Are Now Just a Thing of the Past”.
He wrote that warming, “is now accepted as reality in the international community”. He claimed that warming manifests itself in warmer winters and hotter summers. Brilliant!
The money quote is: “Children just aren’t going to know what snow is”. I guess “the children” didn’t attend any NFL games this past weekend or end up in a multicar pileup due to excessive ice and snow.
So here we are, a mere 13 years after Mr. Onians wrote his dimwitted article, and what do we hear?
A new cold temperature record has been set in East Antarctica. Although when all there is is ice and snow, how does one tell East Antarctica from West? Just asking.
Anyway, the temperature recorded was… are you ready for this?… -135.8°F. What does the U.N. have to say about that, Ms. Figueres?
Makes one wonder just how cold it would be without all this man-made global warming?
Saudi Arabia is a notorious abuser of human rights. Yet its record of religious, racial and anti-women bigotry doesn’t faze the U.N., which just elected it a human-rights watchdog on the world.
Starting Jan. 1, Saudi will serve on the U.N. Human Rights Council with newly elected members Britain and France. Astoundingly, it received 140 thumbs-up from members of the General Assembly, just about 30 votes shy of its Western counterparts.
No one opposed giving Riyadh authority to pass judgment on the West’s record of human rights. Yet as the U.N. was voting, Saudi religious police were killing and raping Christian migrant workers from Africa and Asia as part of a countrywide crackdown on foreigners.
by: the Common Constitutionalist
How many years have we been hearing about Iran’s nuclear capability or at least their potential? It seems we’ve heard this refrain for a decade or so. Not a year goes by that we don’t hear that something must be done about Iran. That Iran is no more than a year or two away from developing a nuclear weapon that we can wait no longer. What will happen if we wait too long?
Any rationally thinking individual must know what will happen if Iran gets a weapon: say goodbye to Israel. But we’ve heard this refrain over and over again years.
So it’s not surprising that on October 6, just three weeks ago, AP reported that president Obama said U.S. intelligence agencies believe Iran is still “a year or more” away from producing a nuclear weapon. Obama said, “Our estimate is probably more conservative than the estimates of the Israeli intelligence services”.
And with that, Obama has placed more distance between the U.S. and Israel.
Yet not three weeks after Obama’s proclamation of the Iran’s nuclear program comes striking news. Iran maybe only a month or so away.
This blockbuster announcement comes from David Albright, nuclear expert and president of the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS). Albright, a former UN weapons inspector for the IAEA made this determination by analyzing data from both UN and Iranian reports.
The United Nations’ cultural body is facing a backlash after it decided to honor the “life and works” of the Marxist Argentinian militant Che Guevara, a controversial figure long viewed as a hero of the left.
The U.N. Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced earlier this week that it would include Guevara’s “life and works” in its 2013 “Memory of the World Register,” which codifies historical material that has a “world significance and outstanding universal value.”
Guevara’s works were submitted to the register by Bolivia and Cuba in 2012. They were accepted earlier this week and endorsed by the director-general of UNESCO.
The announcement sparked an outcry from Cuban-American members of Congress and former U.S. officials who said the United Nations is sullying its reputation by honoring a revolutionary figure who murdered many innocent civilians.
“This cretin described himself as a ‘killing machine,’ and he worked in the service of a totalitarian regime,” Roger Noriega, a former State Department official and U.S. ambassador to the Organization for American States, told the Washington Free Beacon.
“The fact that he is an icon of the left is merely ridiculous,” Noriega said. “That his works would be honored by UNESCO is more evidence of the breathtaking hypocrisy and profound ignorance of that institution. The U.N. should be ashamed of perpetuating this diabolical myth for another generation. “
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R., Fla.), a Cuban-American member of Congress, said in a statement that the UNESCO award borders on self-parody.
by: the Common Constitutionalist
Well, I for one, think that’s terrific. It’s great to hear the rest of the world has as much confidence in our dear president as we do.
It’s not often, nor conventional, for foreign dignitaries to do such a thing. Most world leaders prefer to stay neutral so that they might have an opportunity to work with whichever side emerges victorious.
But these bold leaders are different. They choose not to “sell out” to convention.
So who might these world leaders be, you ask?
Well, there’s Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, who, just recently, assured us he’d vote for Obama if he were from the United States. The America-bashing dictator made the announcement on state-owned television, saying “Obama is a good guy” and that if Obama was from Caracas, he’d surely return the favor by voting for Chavez.
Actually Hugo could just catch a flight into Los Angeles the morning of November 6th, cast his ballot (several times, if he so chooses) and catch the next flight back to Caracas.
Earlier in the year the government-official daughter of Cuban military dictator Raul Castro proclaimed her country’s support for Obama during a visit to the U.S. “I believe that Obama needs another opportunity and he needs greater support to move forward with his projects and with his ideas, which I believe come from the bottom of his heart,” Mariela Castro said during a cable news interview.
I agree that they come from the bottom of something.
Was the word “Forward” used intentionally or, in the words of the later painter, Bob Ross, ” just a happy accident”?
“Forward” is the official Obama re-election slogan and, if you recall, “forward” was also a well-known communist slogan. You may read about it here.
Putin called his U.S. counterpart “a genuine person” who “really wants to change much for the better.” Speaking to Russia’s state-run RT television channel, he said a second Obama term could help solve disputes over missile defense. By “solving” disputes, he means, we would unilaterally disarm, as Obama is already doing and Vlad would retain all Russia’s arsenal by not cutting their nuclear warhead stockpile. There, dispute solved.
And why shouldn’t Puty Pute endorse Barack, after the now infamous chat between Obama and then president Dmitri Medvedev, where Barack told Dimitri, ” This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility”. Dimitri then reassures Obama, ” I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladamir”.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the benevolent president of Iran favors Barack over Mitt.
The French Socialist leader is a fan of Barack, yet the famous freedom fighter from Poland, Lech Walesa is not. He is supporting Mitt Romney. Lech probably just wants to take away Polish womens’ right to contraception, like Mitt. What a jerk.
United Nations special rapporteur (investigator) on counterterrorism and human rights Ben Emmerson came out and took aim at Republican candidate Mitt Romney on Friday telling The Canadian Press, “There is no doubt that the Romney administration would be able to claim — in the event of a Romney presidency — a democratic mandate for torture.” “That would put Romney as the first world leader in history to be able to claim a democratic mandate for torture,” Emmerson said. This is the same Emmerson who helped defend the radical cleric and terrorist Abu Qatada, as well as other terror suspects. Sounds like an Obama endorsement to me.
All these stalwarts of the free world endorsing one man. Barack must be so proud. After all, he says he favors coalition building and what a great one he has built.
Seriously, how is it these evil people all support the same American candidate? Does this not tell us something?
It would be like Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer and O.J. all supporting the same person for Chief of Police. You know, the one who arrests the bad guys. Would that not be strange?
Would you not think, if these evil criminals are supporting the same individual as am I, at the very least, should I take another, more critical look at my candidate?