It was in that context that Remnick asked about a possible resurgence of al-Qaeda. Here is what the transcript shows:
Q: You know where this is going, though. Even in the period that you’ve been on vacation in the last couple of weeks, in Iraq, in Syria, of course, in Africa, al-Qaeda is resurgent.
THE PRESIDENT: Yes, but, David, I think the analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a JV team puts on Lakers uniforms, that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant. I think there is a distinction between the capacity and reach of a bin Laden and a network that is actively planning major terrorist plots against the homeland versus jihadists who are engaged in various local power struggles and disputes, often sectarian.
Q: But that JV team jus[t] took over Fallujah.
THE PRESIDENT: I understand. But when you say took over Fallujah –
Q: And I don’t know for how long.
THE PRESIDENT: But let’s just keep in mind, Fallujah is a profoundly conservative Sunni city in a country that, independent of anything we do, is deeply divided along sectarian lines. And how we think about terrorism has to be defined and specific enough that it doesn’t lead us to think that any horrible actions that take place around the world that are motivated in part by an extremist Islamic ideology is a direct threat to us or something that we have to wade into.
“Too many among today’s intellectual elite see themselves as our shepherds and us as their sheep. Tragically, too many of us are apparently willing to be sheep, in exchange for being taken care of, being relieved of the burdens of adult responsibility and being supplied with “free” stuff paid for by others.”
– Thomas Sowell, Shepherds and Sheep (via no-historical-relevance)
A Quote about what Agenda 21 is
"A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF ACTION TO BE TAKEN GLOBALLY, NATIONALLY AND LOCALLY BY ORGANIZATIONS OF THE UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM, GOVERNMENTS, AND MAJOR GROUPS IN EVERY AREA IN WHICH HUMAN IMPACTS ON THE ENVIRONMENT" -from The Division of Sustainable Development [DSD]
Not bad for having strep and a sinus infection. Also, my other arm was out of the photo.
Long live Israel.
rly though who threads your eyebrows, give me the name and number
is it expensive, s*** look like they use laser surgery
talk to me bb
wait THOSE are the eyebrows you’re complimenting?
she look like a mutated cartoon character.
“i am a skinny white half-jew bisexual living in arizona and i hate white people because they’re all racist and i hate arizona cause it’s racist so follow me if you hate white people and like dudes and ladies and dark souls”
You think Judaism is a race.
you think you’re worth taking a picture of
I can tell you’re not, considering you don’t have any photos.
“Alex Jones you piece of garbage. I don’t know what your deal is and I don’t care.”
– Glenn Beck, on Radio 11-13-12
In a state of tranquillity, wealth, and luxury, our descendants would forget the arts of war and the noble activity and zeal which made their ancestors invincible. Every art of corruption would be employed to loosen the bond of union which renders our resistance formidable. When the spirit of liberty, which now animates our hearts and gives success to our arms, is extinct, our numbers will accelerate our ruin and render us easier victims to tyranny. Ye abandoned minions of an infatuated ministry, if peradventure any should yet remain among us, remember that a Warren and Montgomery are numbered among the dead. Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen, and then say, What should be the reward of such sacrifices? Bid us and our posterity bow the knee, supplicate the friendship, and plow, and sow, and reap, to glut the avarice of the men who have let loose on us the dogs of war to riot in our blood and hunt us from the face of the earth? If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude than the animating contest of freedom—go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!
“All the powers of government, legislative, executive, and judiciary, result to the legislative body . The concentrating these in the same hands is precisely the definition of despotic government. It will be no alleviation that these powers will be exercised by a plurality of hands, and not by a single one. 173 despots would surely be as oppressive as one. Let those who doubt it turn their eyes on the republic of Venice. As little will it avail us that they are chosen by ourselves. An elective despotism was not the government we fought for; but one which should not only be founded on free principles, but in which the powers of government should be so divided and balanced among several bodies of magistracy, as that no one could transcend their legal limits, without being effectually checked and restrained by the others.”
– Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 13, 120—21 1784
“by the time I’d started listening to Glenn Beck I’d already learned so many things, Beck would half the time be covering stuff I already knew!~”
– me [obviously I’m talking historical things, not news of the day =P ]
“You can show a leftist facts but you can’t make em think.”
– me just now, too bad leftists won’t actually debate, I’d be a lot smarter if I had honest brokers to challenge my ideas ;(
“Al Gore’s not going to be rounding up Jews and exterminating them. It is the same tactic, however. The goal is different. The goal is globalization…And you must silence all dissenting voices. That’s what Hitler did. That’s what Al Gore, the U.N., and everybody on the global warming bandwagon [are doing].”
Glenn Beck, “The Glenn Beck Program,” May 1, 2007 (via dumbthingsrepublicanssay)
"Let’s just say that global warming deniers are now on a par with Holocaust deniers … " -Ellen Goodman
“today the evidence of an ecological Kristallnacht is as clear as the sound of glass shattering in Berlin.” -Al Gore
The context fleshes it out, Beck’s talking about saturation and demonization to shut up opposition. duh
“Never buy something when everybody else is buying, buy when everyone else is selling.”
– Glenn Beck’s Grandfather
“I am prepared to be the most hated president for the next fifty or hundred years”
– George W Bush, said behind closed doors to Glenn Beck