With Los Angeles schools closed Obama administration looks elsewhere to combat … whatever

Los Angeles school buses are parked (KTLA photo via LA Times)

Today all Los Angeles public schools are closed due to a “credible” threat involving backpacks and packages left at campuses. After Paris and San Bernardino no one wants to be responsible for assuming it is a hoax and then be wrong.

This comes a day after Obama goes to the Pentagon and talks for 10 minutes about attacking the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq with bombs. All he had to say about safety in this country was a vague comment: “Meanwhile, here at home, the Department of Homeland Security is updating its alert system to help the American people stay vigilant and safe.” Maybe they will add more colors to the threat spectrum.

This comes after his return from Paris for those urgent talks and vital agreement on climate change that does nothing whatsoever to protect Americans from anything.

As the IBD editorialists observed:

“Global warming, climate change, dirty weather, whatever it’s being called these days, is not the biggest threat to the planet. It’s a made-up enemy that gives world leaders an opportunity to act as if they are doing something. What better enemy for them to tackle than one that can’t be seen, whose damage can’t be quantified, and which can’t fight back?”

This comes after Obama cut a nuke deal with Iran that his own State Department admits is not binding.

Meanwhile, the administration is strongly addressing the situation here at home by — what else? — having Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to the president, assigned to “combat growing anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States.”

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said comments of a “handful of Republicans running for president is hurtful and dangerous” to the nation’s national security. Jarrett called religious leaders for a “conversation to discuss efforts to combat discrimination and highlight the need for welcoming all faiths and beliefs.”

The definition of discrimination is: “recognition and understanding of the difference between one thing and another.”

The antonym of leadership is: Obama.




25 comments on “With Los Angeles schools closed Obama administration looks elsewhere to combat … whatever

  1. Steve says:

    New York City got the same email. They decided it was an obvious hoax and their schools are open.
    They also say LA overreacted.

  2. nyp says:

    There you have Mr. Mitchell’s position on civil rights: there is nothing wrong with discrimination.

  3. When I vote, I discriminate. When I choose a restaurant, I discriminate. When I choose friends, I discriminate. If I were to buy a pet snake, I would discriminate between a garter snake and a rattler.

  4. Steve says:

    ISIS Shoots and bombs Paris, France, France bombs ISIS.
    ISIS attacks Russia downing a plane killing all aboard, Russia bombs ISIS.
    ISIS shoots up a San Bernardino government event killing 14 people using pipe bombs and rifles, Obama blames the guns.

    Yep, a meme. But it’s a good one and it’s true.

  5. Speaking of discrimination …

    Fourteen dead Americans are less important than “bad public relations” to this administation?

    WSJ’s Taranto today:

    The New York Times had an important scoop over the weekend:
    Tashfeen Malik, who with her husband carried out the massacre in San Bernardino, Calif., passed three background checks by American immigration officials as she moved to the United States from Pakistan. None uncovered what Ms. Malik had made little effort to hide—that she talked openly on social media about her views on violent jihad.
    She said she supported it. And she said she wanted to be a part of it. . . .
    Had the authorities found the posts years ago, they might have kept her out of the country. But immigration officials do not routinely review social media as part of their background checks, and there is a debate inside the Department of Homeland Security over whether it is even appropriate to do so.
    That is a dramatic understatement, a whistleblower later told ABC News. The DHS’s ignorance of Malik’s social-media policies was the result of a strict policy:
    Fearing a civil liberties backlash and “bad public relations” for the Obama administration, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson refused in early 2014 to end the secret U.S. policy that prohibited immigration officials from reviewing the social media messages of all foreign citizens applying for U.S. visas, according to a former senior department official.
    “During that time period immigration officials were not allowed to use or review social media as part of the screening process,” John Cohen, a former acting under-secretary at DHS for intelligence and analysis.

  6. nyp says:

    Yup, that’s it. That is the conservative viewpoiny: Discrimination is simply about people having liberty to make choices. Nothing wrong with that. When the President asks his aides to look into discrimination against people based on their Islamic faith, that should be a subject of mockery. Because people should have the right to discriminate

    After all, you oppose the Civil Rights Act of 1964 — don’t you, Mr. Mitchell?

  7. Steve says:

    Whe someone says they hate you, you give them a hug and a kiss?

  8. The terror specialists in New York determined it was a hoax…and one of the reasons was because allah wasn’t capitalized in the emails traced from Germany…meaning that the author of emails wasn’t a devout Muslim…who would never had made that mistake. And though they probably won’t admit it…this blows a big hole in the false narrative of this Administration in particular, and Democrats in general…that Islam is the religion of peace, and that you can’t say “radical Islamic terrorists” without offending all Muslims.

  9. Rincon says:

    We will beat ISIS as we did Al qaeda, but another group will take its place. Fighting what is essentially a guerrilla war with guns and bombs doesn’t work particularly well. It takes brains. Unfortunately, that puts us in big trouble.

  10. And it takes commitment…and an unwavering determination to use the best and brightest to cut out this cancer before it metastasizes…devoid of politically correct hand wringing.

  11. nyp says:

    What cancer would that be?
    The Islamic religion?

  12. You can be a real pain in the derriere…let me spell it out for you…here’s what that cancer is: ISIS, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force, Haqqani Network, Kataib Hezbolah, Hamas, Al Nusra Front, Terik-i-Taliban Pakistan, and the Taliban, for starters. I’d throw in Wahhabist’s and the Caliphate & Sharia Law fundamentalists.

  13. nyp says:

    Who are these politically correct types saying that we should not be fighting Al Al Qaeda and ISIS?

  14. Steve says:

    The most recent “Second Amendment Moment”. Mass school shooting averted by good guy with a gun.


    “He rushed into the school Friday with a bandolier of ammunition strapped to his chest. He carried a machete, three Molotov cocktails and the pump-action shotgun that authorities said he bought days before to avenge a grudge he had against his debate coach.”
    “There was no time for the victim to run from the shooter,” Robinson said.”

    Claire Davis is in critical condition.

    The shooter is dead.

    The good guy with a gun averted (yet another) potential mass shooting.

    This just does not fit Nyp’s paradigm. But it is reality. And it happens more than mass shootings do.

  15. nyp says:

    how timely. Did this just happen?

  16. nyp says:

    So the deputy shot the shooter before he could shoot any of the students?

  17. Steve says:

    You seem to be able to read, nyp…try doing that to the story in the Denver Post.

  18. nyp says:

    You mean this is a story from several years ago that you randomly picked up?

  19. Steve says:

    It calls out another false meme, but it spells out your bias towards anything not in your model.

    So I put it here too.

  20. nyp says:

    and did this Deputy actually shoot the teenage attacker?

  21. Steve says:

    Yes..that guy died, there are now investigations into just what the school knew about him prior to the attack.
    Claire Davis died a few days later. But it is obvious 1) that the deputy saved a lot of lives that day and 2) the school knew the attacker was a danger and they did not do anything with that knowledge.
    Banning guns would have done nothing to stop this guy, he would have found another method to act on his madness.
    But the law passed this year in Colorado has a chance to make a real difference.

  22. nyp says:

    In reality, the deranged student attacker committed suicide The brave school safety officer did not shoot him, did not fire his weapon, and was nowhere near the scene when the student shot himself after shooting another student.
    So much for your “good guy with a gun” theory.

  23. Steve says:

    Killed himself as police were moving in a minute and a half after they entered the building.
    As usual you leave stuff out trying to support your false gun ban theory.

    Claire Davis’s death shows the big push to run, hide and fight back (with scissors) is also a sham. Armed response to violent attack is the only way to save as many lives as possible.

  24. Steve says:

    And another little followup.
    Bernie Sanders campaign may sue the DNC….yep they REALLY don’t want him to get any more traction and he is the reason Trump hasn’t gone completely batshit crazy yet. It’s coming as soon as the DNC can push sanders out of the way! You heard it here first, remember?

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