Loretta Lynch echoes Richard Gere’s 9/11 advice: Combat Islamic terror with ‘love’

Loretta Lynch

Actor Richard Gere was booed by firefighters at The Concert for New York shortly after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks when he said the best “medicine” for al Qaeda was “love.” The story always stuck with me for its herculean weirdness, which is why Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s very same advice for victims of the June 12, 2016, terrorist attack in Orlando immediately caught my ear on Tuesday.

“To the LGBT community — we stand with you,” Mrs. Lynch said while at a press conference in Florida. “The good in this world far outweighs the evil. Our common humanity transcends our differences, and our most effective response to terror is compassion, it’s unity and it’s love. We stand with you today because we grieve together, and long after the cameras are gone will continue to stand with you as we grow together in commitment and solidarity and in equality.”

Terrorist Omar Mateen pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group as he killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in a gay nightclub. The organization he adored throws gay men off tall buildings and takes women as sex slaves.

Question: Could anything be more distasteful than essentially telling Christian sex slaves in Iraq, Syria, and North Africa: “You’re not loving them hard enough,“?

The response to Islamic terrorism on American shores — the battlefield has no borders in this war —by President Obama is to a.) go Orwellian by censoring any information that helps citizens define the enemy, and b.) pretend as though scary-looking rifles are to blame.

For those who weren’t paying attention to the news on Monday, the FBI tried to release transcripts of Omar Mateen’s 911 calls without any reference to ISIS, Allah, etc. National mockery forced the agency to backtrack.

USA Today reported Monday:

The FBI and Department of Justice released a full transcript of the Orlando gunman’s 911-call on Monday afternoon amid outrage that the original transcript omitted reference to the terror group ISIL.

In a joint statement, officials said they released the partial transcript and omitted any reference to ISIL so as not to provide the terror group with additional publicity, which could be used for “hateful propaganda” purposes.

The White House is so determined to expunge the idea that Islam has something to do with Islamic terrorism that it now finds itself trying to go full 1984. Never go full 1984…

If you don’t believe your friendly neighborhood blogger, then perhaps you will believe the Department of Homeland Security.

The Homeland Security Advisory Council ordered officials just days before the Orlando massacre:

  1. Do not use the word “jihad.”
  2. Do not use the word “sharia.”
  3. Do not use the word “takfir.”
  4. “Reject religiously-charged terminology and problematic positioning by using plain meaning American English.”

If someone is trying to kill you and they say they are doing it to bring the world into accordance with Sharia law, then it is incumbent upon you to know what Sharia law means.

If officials refuse to familiarize civil society with the terminology used by enemies of the state, then they are putting countless lives at risk.

  • Imagine if officials refused to discuss Nazism during World War II.
  • Imagine if officials refused to discuss Communism during the Cold War.

It would be madness, wouldn’t it? That’s because intelligent people know that you cannot mobilize a population for a giant and prolonged undertaking without accurately defining the task at hand.

America has a commander in chief who would rather muddle and confuse the population to daunting security challenges than to inform them of uncomfortable truths. The president has greater fidelity to political correctness than to life-saving clarity, and for that the citizenry should be livid.

Christians are told to turn the other cheek, but one cannot do that when the head is separated from the neck.

It is right to pray for one’s enemies, but it is also just to defeat them on the field of battle.

The current administration is not up to the job of safeguarding liberty for future generations, and for that reason its allies deserve to be soundly defeated at the ballot box.

Kal Penn confirms: ‘Harold and Kumar Get Droned’ in production

In 2008, Kal Penn
In 2008, Kal Penn “exposed” the Bush administration for its war crimes with in ‘Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay.’ Although Penn was a staunch supporter of President Obama’s reelection campaign, he assures fans that targeting American civilians with drone strikes (a step beyond anything Bush ever did) has prompted him to begin production of ‘Harold and Kumar get Droned.’ Filming along the border between India and Pakistan starts in late spring or early summer.

Fans of the Harold and Kumar movies can rejoice: Kal Penn announced shortly after NBC dropped news of the Obama administration “white papers” that “Harold and Kumar get Droned” is already underway. The Hollywood Reporter is preparing a piece to run in the coming weeks, which details how Kal Penn (who previously took a break from acting to become Associate Director in the White House Office of Public Engagement) was furious when the news broke of Justice Department memos spelling out the legal justification for assassinating American citizens.

“In 2008, Jon Hurwitz wrote one hell of a script for ‘Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay,'” said Penn. “Warner Bros. and New Line put millions of dollars on the table so myself and John [Cho] could expose the Bush administration for what it was — a bunch of war criminals. It would be hypocritical of me to sit back on the sidelines as President Obama, a man I worked for, took the Bush Doctrine to a whole new level.”

When pressed for details, Penn admitted that the plot will involve Harold and Kumar traveling to India, a location where a gold mine of religious, sexual and drug-fueled comedy exists. While trekking along the border between Pakistan and India, the Obama administration will target Harold and Kumar for assassination, mistaking them both for American terrorists attempting to make their first connection with regional terror cells.

Responding to fans on his Facebook page, Penn said that he does not regret making an ‘Obama for America’ video in the run up to the 2012 election or hosting the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, because details of the white paper were not known at the time. “Back then, I only new that President Obama was killing men and women from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen. The rest is all news to me. Now that I know the truth, I’m going to do my part to set this right. I will. I promise. And come hell or high water, Neil Patrick Harris will be along for the ride!”

While no release date has been set for “Harold and Kumar Get Droned,” the director of ‘A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas,’ Todd Strauss-Schulson, recently Tweeted: “Get the red carpet ready for Christmas 2013, Hollywood.” Producer Greg Shapiro replied “Let’s do this.”

It looks like 2013 is going to be a great year for Harold and Kumar fans, even if it’s at the expense of President Obama.

Update: Production on ‘Harold and Kumar Get Droned’ has been delayed due to rising tensions in the Middle East. Mr. Penn notes that the man he worked for, President Obama, escalated those tensions with his recent PR campaign to bomb Syria. A tentative deal has been reached on Syria’s chemical weapons with Russia, but Greg Shapiro has been tight-lipped on when, or if, production will resume.

Related: Kal Penn: The hypocrisy of Kumar makes NPH and Joel Stein cry

The World On Iran: We’re Christopher Nolan’s Memento.

Why is the world taking direction from Christopher Nolan's Memento in handling the Iranian nuclear crisis? Easy: When it blows up in our faces the confusion will make it harder to hold useful idiots accountable.

Anyone who’s seen Christopher Nolan’s Memento will know that it’s a perfect metaphor for the Iranian nuke crisis that continues to build…and build…and build its way into one big ballistic missile that will reenter the atmosphere and explode in our faces in the not-too-distant future.

For those unfamiliar with the movie, the main character has anterograde amnesia—he can’t form new memories. A traumatic event triggered the memory loss, and he only has a small window of time in which to act before forgetting everything. The condition is made even more nightmarish for the main character, Leonard, since he’s trying to track down the man who raped and killed his wife.

Consider if you will, the United Nations’ latest posture on Iran:

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — New intelligence the U.N. atomic agency plans to release on alleged nuclear weapons work by Iran is fabricated, the Iranian foreign minister said Saturday.

Diplomats have told The Associated Press that the International Atomic Energy Agency plans to reveal intelligence in the coming week suggesting Iran made computer models of a nuclear warhead, as well as other previously undisclosed details on alleged secret work by Tehran on nuclear arms.

Every few months information comes out that confirms what everyone already knows—that Iran seeks nukes like members of The Rolling Stones once sought out heroin—and then they forget about it or play it off when Iran’s Russian Godfather throws up a smoke screen:

Moscow has shown yet again that it is determined to protect Iran’s controversial nuclear program. Russia and China have asked Yukiya Amano, the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) director general, to stall U.S.-backed plans to publicize information on Iran’s nuclear program…

Moscow and Beijing issued a joint statement urging Amano to “exercise caution,” warning that making the information public would be “untimely and inappropriate, because that would drive Iranians into the corner, and their willingness to cooperate on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program may disappear,” (emphasis added).

The Iranian nuke farce has gone on for years, but every time a new report comes out the clock starts over. If Israel bombed Iran tomorrow they’d be condemned for their “rush to war.” The useful idiots in the media (I’m talking to you Joe Scarborough) would never remind us of the heavy lifting Israel did for the world when it took out Iraq’s Osirak reactor in 1981, or its timely take down of a Syrian nuke plant in 2007 (that the United Nations didn’t even know about!). Instead, they’d goad 99% of the Occupy Wall Street crowd to make new signs and find new places to protest “the Jews”—which isn’t a stretch since that’s what many of them are already doing anyway…

Before David Frum became a disingenuous, amnesiac hack himself on most-things political, he wrote an interesting little book called End To Evil, which detailed Iranian deception quite nicely. I suggest you read it. And then remember it. Then, watch Barack Obama’s Youtube Diplomacy offerings to the Iranian nation from a few years ago, and ask yourself if he’s prepared the nation for the fallout that’s coming our way.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I think I’ll go watch the trailer to Memento.

Update: Check out hotair’s take on our Iranian friends.

Robert Gibbs, Beltway Brown-Noser and Jim Carrey Lloyd Christmas Fodder.

The catalyst for this blog was Robert Gibbs’ foray into the Twitterverse, offering up his Gibbsian absurdity for the world to see in 140 characters or

Nipp, Nipp, Nipp, Nipp, Nopp, Nopp, Nopp, Nopp.

less. And so, it brings a great smile to my face that the guy who owes his career to being one heck of a Beltway Brown-Noser gives me the opportunity to cover his latest newsworthy moment.

Is it possible to lampoon a guy who uses the Sarah Palin scandal de rigueur to mask his woeful tenure as a Press Secretary? Is it possible to ridicule a guy who depends on the Gibbs Giggle Index to obfuscate Obama administration failures (When the truth is, they’re often laughing at him for the efforts)? The answer: Yes. And you can archive that, Gibber.

Ask yourself if you’ve ever gotten any worthwhile information from a Robert Gibbs Press Briefing?  For the life of me I can’t think of any substantive information that has been given out at one these fiascos…for years. Am I wrong, or just jaded? It feels as though Gibbs looked at wonderful examples of past Press Secretaries and said, “Nope, I’ll model myself after that guy.

The next time Gibbs mentions Supreme Court cases the American people disagree with, I wonder if someone will ask him about Kelo vs. New London. Somehow I doubt anyone would ask Robert “Captain Stubing” Gibbs about a decision that completely undermines your private property rights because it’s kind of a bummer to think that one of the pillars of a free society was demolished right in front of our eyes and no one noticed. My own reaction, years later, is still something akin to Snake’s death. Or was it… Snaaake’s death?

Regardless, all you need to know about Robert Gibbs has already been said-by Jim Carrey.

Planet Gibbs enters Twitter Universe.

If White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has decided he’s going to offer up his unique blend of unpreparedness with unwarranted self-esteem on Twitter, then it appears I now have no choice but to begin chronicling it all here.

With the Gibbsian stream-of-consciousness now being tweeted on a daily basis, a blog is the only way I’ll be able to fight the urge to turn my own Twitter account into a response factory to the one man who could make Scott McClellan look like a pro…

Personally, I pine for the days of Arie Fleischer. He was like this brilliant little sock monkey who could smack down Hellen Thomas’ inane questions at will. He enjoyed a good intellectual joust, but he was an affable guy.

Tony Snow was great, but he was like a Press Secretary Superman. I loved the guy, and he was an ideal Pres Sec, but I like my heroes with a few minor flaws in them, which is probably why I’m more of a Batman kind of guy.