June 04, 2013
Livestream: Conservative Groups Testify On IRS ScrutinyC-SPAN Is NOT Showing It On Cable, Hearing Only Online
It starts at 10:00 AM, you can watch it live here
Update: You can, finally, watch on C-SPAN here. I was beginning to wonder if they were going to cover it.
It is not on cable, I wonder who decided that?
Hmm: Something curious about timing of Obama’s statement, lack of IRS hearing coverage? bit.ly/17X1sJV— TwitchyTeam (@TwitchyTeam) June 4, 2013
My question answered above.
Witness ListRep Dave Camp (R-MI)
Mr. John Eastman
Chairman, National Organization for Marriage
Ms. Diane Belsom
Laurens County Tea Party
Ms. Becky Gerritson
Wetumpka Tea Party
Ms. Karen Kenny
San Fernando Valley Patriots
Mr. Kevin Kookogey
Founder and President, Linchpins of Liberty
Ms. Sue Martinek
Coalition for Life of Iowa
Congressman Dave Camp, (R-MI), Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, today announced that the Committee will hold a hearing featuring organizations targeted by the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) based on their personal beliefs. The hearing will take place on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, in Room 1100 of the Longworth House Office Building, beginning at 10:00 A.M.Related: "We’re the San Fernando Valley Patriots, not Occupy Oakland"[PDF]
In view of the limited time available to hear witnesses, oral testimony at this hearing will be from invited witnesses only. However, any individual or organization not scheduled for an oral appearance may submit a written statement for consideration by the Committee and for inclusion in the printed record of the hearing. A list of invited witnesses will follow.
The Committee on Ways and Means has led a two-year investigation into whether the IRS treated certain applicants for tax-exempt status differently on the basis of their personal beliefs. The agency now admits to the practice, and the Committee is continuing its work to determine how the practice was established and why it was allowed to continue.
In announcing the hearing, Chairman Camp said, “While we now know that the IRS began targeting individuals based on their personal beliefs three years ago, we still need to know who began this targeting and why, and we need to understand how individuals were affected by the IRS’s abuse. This hearing will provide a voice to those Americans who wound up under the IRS’s political microscope on the basis of their beliefs.”[More...]
Good News! Obama’s Appointees Using Secret Email Accounts, Demand $1M for Information
The word ethical is not in this administrations vocabulary.
The Associated Press has been trying to uncover this information through FOIA requests. Remarkably, this incredibly corrupt administration demanded over a million dollars for the information. Wash that one around in your mind for a minute. Information from people whose salaries we pay is withheld and they have the balls to demand what basically is ransom for the information to which we are entitled. The fucking balls on these people.It's the Chicago way!Some of President Barack Obama’s political appointees, including the Cabinet secretary for the Health and Human Services Department, are using secret government email accounts they say are necessary to prevent their inboxes from being overwhelmed with unwanted messages, according to a review by The Associated Press.
The scope of using the secret accounts across government remains a mystery: Most U.S. agencies have failed to turn over lists of political appointees’ email addresses, which the AP sought under the Freedom of Information Act more than three months ago. The Labor Department initially asked the AP to pay more than $1 million for its email addresses.
June 03, 2013
C-SPAN3: IRS Hearing On Targeting Conservative Groups
You can watch it live here
"Before Congress spends one more dime on the IRS, we need to know how it spends the money it has already." -Rep Crenshaw (R-FL)
Rep Serrano said the IRS needs more funds to properly do it's job, says lack of funds will result in "more scandals."
Rep Serrano (D-NY) also said he didn't care who the groups targeted were and that no one should be targeted.
All I can say is the dems are all Citizens United!!! This hearing is getting nowhere.
Oh and, Blame Bush!!!!!
Rep Crenshaw (R-FL) brings up Obamacare and the IRS implementing it. He also said the stories about the targeting of conservatives keep changing all the time. "The IRS has betrayed the trust of people".
Rep Rogers (R-KY) speaking about bonuses given to those same employees who were at the helm of the targeting. He asked the acting IRS commission about bonuses over 25K need to be approved by the president, did he approve them? IRS acting commish didn't know. "Should they not pay those bonuses back"? Acting commish will get back to Rep Rogers
Gee, wonder why no employees would say who ordered this clusterfruck:
Probably because their supervisors were present when they were questioned
Congressional investigators have questioned the manner in which George conducted his interviews with employees. For example, Holly Paz, a senior official in the Cincinnati and Obama donor, was allowed to sit in on many of the interviewsThat would put a one in a position of gawd, I wanna say but that bitch is sitting right here.
June 02, 2013
Facebook Blocks 'Star Spangled' Cover by Conservative Rockers
Yes IRS progressives, Facebook is with you too
Indie bands like Madison Rising need the power of social media more than a Radiohead or Rolling Stones. So when the conservative rockers' cover of The Star-Spangled Banner caught fire on sites like Facebook and Twitter last month it was very good news, indeed.As Howie said a couple days ago:
That social media love abruptly stopped, and it took weeks before the band's manager Richard Mgrdechian found out why. The answer has Mgrdechian wondering if the band's conservative bent made it a target[...]
The social media giant finally offered its rationale for the blockage earlier this week. The link in question was incorrectly identified as spam and blocked, but the problem had been rectified.
A search for the terrorist group Jabhat al-Nusra on Facebook today returns about 55,400 results and somehow I doubt those are all folks advocating against JihadOk.to.target.conservatives.but.must.not.offend.muslims.even.if.they.are.terrorists.
May 31, 2013
Hundreds Of Journalists Attacked In Egypt Since Arab Spring
And the Muslim Brotherhood and their supporters are behind most attacks
Hundreds of journalists have come under attack in Egypt in the two years since a popular revolution toppled the Mubarak regime, according to a new report which experts fear could mean a chill wind blew in with the Arab Spring.Compare that to Holder's recent 'leak' clusterfruck of calling Fox's James Rosen a co-conspirator under the Espionage Act in order to gain access to his emails and phone lines, including his parents phone line
Some 309 attacks, including three murders, 100 assaults and 42 cases of temporary imprisonment are documented in a study prepared by the Almasry (Egyptian) Studies and Information Center. Three journalists have been murdered since January 2011. Prior to that, the last journalist killed in Egypt was in 1992, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.
"The evidence shows that most of these assaults are being committed by supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, who have established a months-long pattern of intimidating and harassing the news media," CPJ spokesman Sherif Mansour said after a recent wave of attacks on reporters.
Fist they came for Rosen....
May 29, 2013
Eric, Nation of Cowards, Holder's Huddle With Media On Press Freedom Will Be...Off The Record..
Yeah, that's the ticket:
Gut-check time for the press: If they’re truly offended by the DOJ’s secret snooping on James Rosen and the AP, they won’t agree to attend Holder’s gladhanding session unless/until he agrees to make it on the record, right? Press freedom and government transparency are either important or they’re not. If they’re not, then yeah, an off-the-record session in which the powers that be privately assure a guild that they’re on their side will do just fine. Happens all the time in the Obama White House.The news of a meeting between Holder and the bureau chiefs comes amid widespread criticism from journalists and civil liberties advocates over the DOJ’s seizure of Associated Press phone records and an accusation that Fox News reporter James Rosen could be part of a criminal conspiracy for his reporting.[More...]
NY Times won't attend off-the-record Holder meeting with media: huff.to/13jB3jb— Michael Calderone (@mlcalderone) May 29, 2013
You better go too, Brad says so:
POTUS asked AG to review how leak investigations are done but some in the media refuse to meet with him. Kind of forfeits your right gripe.— Brad Woodhouse (@woodhouseb) May 29, 2013
this is actually the spokesman for the Democratic National Committee > twitter.com/woodhouseb/sta…— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) May 29, 2013
Twitchy has More
Most transparent administration evah..
Update: AP also sez thanks but no thanks
Update II: WaPo, Sure thing we'll go.
May 28, 2013
People Sign "Thank You" Card to IRS for Targeting Conservatives
Bronco Bama's fan club.
May 22, 2013
IRS Watch: Counting Down The Minutes Of Lois Lerner Invoking The Fifth AmendmentLerner Made Opening Statement, Made Assertions, Verified Document Then Invoked The Fifth?
The House Oversight Committee starts their IRS clusterfruck hearing at 8:30 AM. You can watch it live below:
Will Lerner show and invoke The Fifth?
Update: Appears to be some technical difficulties and if the livestream stops you can watch it here
Update: She showed and yes she will use The U.S. Constitution of which conservatives were denied use of.
Update: Lerner is giving her opening statement. "I have not done anything wrong" "I have been advised by my counsel" "I will not answer or testify today"
Uh oh, it appears Lerner waived her right to invoke The Fifth per Rep Issa and Rep Gowdy as she gave an opening statement "with an "assertion". Rep Gowdy: "Ms. Lerner cannot tell her side of the story and then not stick around for “cross-examination.” The audience applauded after Rep Gowdy's statement:
Cummings disagrees, "this is not a federal court of law". Pfffft
Rep Issa after discussing said problem: "The witness and council are dismissed" Lerner was last seen running down the hallway with quite a few cameramen following her.
Update: Rep Cummings is trying like hell to blame Booooosh.
Update: No wonder Shulman is so evasive, even though he donated to the DNC in 2004, GW still appointed him
Update per Issa: "E-mails between @GOPoversight and IG show IG delayed reporting findings of #IRS investigation to Congress http://t.co/xMffZUSsRC"
IRS Official's Lawyer: Lois Lerner Will Plead The Fifth Before The House Oversight Committee Hearing
Reality Check Cincinnati: As The IRS Scandal Turns To Names
Cincinnati: IRS Employee Mocks TEA Party Protesters With Mock Star Trek Poster
May 21, 2013
Reality Check Cincinnati: As The IRS Scandal Turns To NamesCincinnati Agent Giving Orders In Scandal?
IRS Official's Lawyer: Lois Lerner Will Plead The Fifth Before The House Oversight Committee Hearing
[ZIP]WASHINGTON – A top IRS official in the division that reviews nonprofit groups will invoke the Fifth Amendment and refuse to answer questions before a House committee investigating the agency’s improper screening of conservative nonprofit groups.Her lawyer wants her excused from the hearing so as not to embarrass and burden her
Lois Lerner, the head of the exempt organizations division of the IRS, won’t answer questions about what she knew about the improper screening – or why she didn’t reveal it to Congress, according to a letter from her defense lawyer, William W. Taylor 3rd.
Lerner was scheduled to appear before the House Oversight committee Wednesday
[LA Times]Taylor, a criminal defense attorney from the Washington firm of Zuckerman Spaeder, said that the Department of Justice has launched a criminal investigation, and that the House committee has asked Lerner to explain why she provided “false or misleading information” to the committee four times last year.Boo frickin hoo, make her plead the Fifth for all to see.
Since Lerner won’t answer questions, Taylor asked that she be excused from appearing, saying that would “have no purpose other than to embarrass or burden her.” There was no immediate word whether the committee will grant her request.
Watch the dems try to turn this into a 'war on women' thingy like they did with Susan Rice's Benghazi clusterfruck on the Sunday talk shows.
As far as the DOJ conducting an investigation, yeah just like how well they did with the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case and Fast and Furious gun running.
The corrupt investigating the corrupt.
If this happens, hello, special prosecutor, are you out there?
I can wish
Nine lies of Lois Lerner
Those Dang TEA Party Terrorists Protesting At IRS Offices TodayArmed DHS Guards Outside IRS Building In St. Louis
I dunno if the DHS is always there.
Previously, TEA Party Patriots held a presser on Capitol Hill after the IRS targetiing clusterfruck hit the news.
Update: You can view more images of the protests from around the country here
Livestream: Senate Hearing On IRS Scandal
You can watch here
Ace notes so far
The Democrats only want to discuss whether the 501(c)4 rules should be tightened, that is, they don't want to talk about politically targeting at all. They are coming very, very close to flat-out justifying Obama's IRS' actions.Update: Sen John Cornyn (R-TX) just discussed Texans who were targeted by the IRS.
The below is a new video from him regarding them:
Update II: 12:22 PM - Hearing in recess for 20 minutes.
Update III: It's all about Citizen's United!!! This hearing is going nowhere.
Update IV: Sen Hatch (R-Utah) to the rescue after the garbage about Citizens United. Hatch pointed out that libs always want disclosure of donors, except for the unions 501(c5)'s and that Democrats will always exempt them.
May 20, 2013
Michael Clemente, Fox News' Executive VP Of News:"We are outraged to learn today that James Rosen was named a criminal co-conspirator for simply doing his job as a reporter"...
James Rosen deserved it, per liberal assmaggots, just like they have said about the IRS targeting conservative groups.
The Justice Department obtained a portfolio of information about a Fox News correspondent's conversations and visits as part of an investigation into a possible leak, The Washington Post reported Monday -- in the latest example of the government seizing records of journalists.The shocker here is that WaPo broke the story. Maybe they didn't think anyone would notice with a headline like this: A rare peek into a Justice Department leak probe
This follows the charge that the department secretly obtained two months of phone records from Associated Press journalists as part of a separate leak probe. The department in this case, though, went a step further, as an FBI agent reportedly claimed there's evidence the journalist in question -- Fox News' James Rosen -- broke the law "at the very least, either as an aider, abettor and/or co-conspirator."
That detail would potentially send the case into unprecedented territory. No reporter has been prosecuted for seeking information. Such cases often target the suspected leaker, but not the journalist who published sensitive or classified information.
Michael Clemente, Fox News' executive vice president of news, defended Rosen in a statement issued Monday afternoon.
"We are outraged to learn today that James Rosen was named a criminal co-conspirator for simply doing his job as a reporter,"
Eric nation of cowards Holder yawns at the New Black Panther's voter intimidation scandal. Yawns again at Fast and Furious gun running scandal. Yawns yet again at AP scandal. Expect him to yawn yet again at this.
Related and a must read: The Most Chilling Details From The Kafkaesque Search Warrant That Went After A Fox News Reporter
May 19, 2013
Dan Pfeiffer: Irrelevant Fact Where Obama Was During Benghazi AttacksLegality of IRS Targeting Of Conservative Groups Irrelevant..Irrelevant Who Edited Benghazi Talking Points
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The Bronco Obama administration has sent out yet another underling to spin, spin, spin the Benghazi, IRS, and AP clusterfrucks. He is hitting all Sunday talk shows today. I wonder how many times his talking points have been edited:
Chris Wallace: "Was he (Obama) in the situation room?
Pfeiffer: "I don't remember what room the president was in, that's a irrelevant fact"
"What difference at this point does it make"?~Hillary Rodham Clinton
"Benghazi happened a long time ago"~Jay Carney
Update: Apparently the keyword today for the Bronco Bama administration is irrelevant:
@ThisWeekABC: . @pfeiffer44: Legality of #IRS Targeting of Conservative Groups ‘Irrelevant’
The "law is irrelevant" except when it comes to ObamaCare, right Mr Spinner?
Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely...
Update II: "Baghdad Dan spews Irrelevant", again:
Update III: Apologize for what?????
Related: Caroline Glick's must read: Obama and the 'Official Truth'
Also note how ABC changed their headline from this http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/05/dan-pfeiffer-legality-of-irs-targeting-of-conservative-groups-irrelevant/ to: "Dan Pfeiffer: IRS Behavior 'Inexcusable' Whether Or Not Illegal.
May 14, 2013
IRS Asked For Reading List Of TEA Party Group
So the group sent a copy of The Constitution.
NAACP Chairman: 'Legitimate' For IRS To Target 'Admittedly Racist' TEA Party,The 'Taliban Wing Of American Politics'..
MSNBC tried really hard to save their savior by having this assmaggot on.
The FAIL is strong in them.
Update: Gee, I find it a bit strange dingy Harry brought up NAACP today in commenting about the IRS targeting conservatives.
Oh wait, I don't.[Caution: HuffPo link]
"This is not the first time we've seen this," Reid told reporters on Tuesday. "It wasn't long ago that the IRS inappropriately targeted the NAACP, Greenpeace and a California church that was progressive, called the All-Saints Church in Pasadena. It was interesting at that time, we didn't hear a single Republican grandstand the issue then. Where was their outrage when groups on the other side of the political spectrum were under attack?"It's Boooosh's fault and the MFM better get back on the wagon and protect The One.
May 11, 2013
IRS Inquisitiion: First They Came For The TEA Partiers Then They Came For The Jews
Title stolen from @Iowahawkblog because he hit the nail on the head.
The IRS 'apologized' Friday for targeting groups seeking tax exempt status with the name 'TEA party, conservative and patriots" in 2012. They lied, the head of IRS knew those groups were targeted in 2011, specifically groups who were involved in educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights”
Pelosi on Occupy Wall Street:
Now, other groups have been targeted, mainly pro-Israel Jewish groups.
Flashback to the Democratic National Convention when the Dems booed God and Israel:
Nothing to see here, move along..
May 04, 2013
Benghazi: Names Of 'Whistleblower' Witnesses Released
Rep Issa: GOP Oversight May 8th Benghazi hearing will be streamed live at http://Oversight.House.Gov at 11:30
Their identities have been a well-guarded secret, known only to their high-powered lawyers and a handful of House lawmakers and staff. But now Fox News has learned the names of the self-described Benghazi “whistleblowers” who are set to testify before a widely anticipated congressional hearing on Wednesday.God Bless them for their service and courage to come forward.
Appearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will be three career State Department officials: Gregory N. Hicks, the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya at the time of the Benghazi terrorist attacks; Mark I. Thompson, a former Marine and now the deputy coordinator for Operations in the agency’s Counterterrorism Bureau; and Eric Nordstrom, a diplomatic security officer who was the regional security officer in Libya, the top security officer in the country in the months leading up to the attacks[...]
DiGenova told Fox News on Thursday, by way of describing his and Toensing’s respective clients: “There were people who were material witnesses, who wanted to talk to [the ARB], and they were not allowed to talk to them.
“The people that we are representing are career civil servants...people who have served the country overseas…in dangerous positions all over the world, have risked their lives and only want to tell the truth.”
Most likely leftist and Bronco Bama's MFM are working hard to destroy the credibility of these patriots before the hearing even starts.
"What difference does it make"?~Hillary Rodham Clinton
"Benghazi happened a long time ago"~Jay Carney
People Died! Obama Lied!
Benghazi Terror Attack: I Didn't Know The Mohammed Film Maker Was In Yemen?
State Department Benghazi Review Panel Under Investigation
Obama To Ed Henry: I Am Unaware Of Anyone Blocked From Testifying On #Benghazi
UPDATE: Rep Issa Responds
Obama Administration Officials Threatened Whistle-Blowers On #Benghazi, Lawyer Says
May 02, 2013
CBS News' Sharyl Atkisson Describes Stonewalling From White House On Benghazi
Sharyl Atkisson hasn't let up, at all, in trying to get answers from the Bronco Bama Administration about Benghazi.
April 30, 2013
Obama To Ed Henry: I Am Unaware Of Anyone Blocked From Testifying On #BenghaziUPDATE: Rep Issa Responds
Damn Faux news, they just won't leave this alone! Halp BamaMedia!!
UPDATE: Rep Issa responds to Bronco Bamas comment:[rest of original post below this]
WASHINGTON- House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) made the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s assertion that he’s “not familiar” with Benghazi whistleblowers being blocked from telling their stories:Continued below fold:
“A lawyer for Benghazi whistleblowers has publicly stated that the State Department is blocking her client’s ability to talk freely with counsel. Over the past two weeks, I have sent four letters requesting that this Administration make information available about how lawyers – who already have security clearances and are representing Benghazi whistleblowers – can be cleared to fully hear their clients’ stories. I have yet to receive any response from the Obama Administration.
“Even if the President really doesn’t know anything about someone wanting to come forward, his position should be that whistleblowers deserve protection and that anyone who has different information about Benghazi is free to come forward to Congress. The President’s unwillingness to commit himself to protecting whistleblowers only aids those in his Administration who are intimidating them.”
Issa’s four letters requesting that the Administration make information available for lawyers representing Benghazi whistleblowers:
4/16/13 letter to Department of StateRest of original post below:
4/16/13 letter to Central Intelligence Agency
4/16/13 letter to Department of Defense
4/26/13 letterr to State Department
Click here to read l read about a counsel for a State Department whistleblower being blocked from helping her counsel.
Bronco Bama really had a bad time at presser[h/t David]: 'Maybe I Should Just Pack Up and Go Home. Golly.'
4/30/13 - The first two questions of the press conference marking President Obama's first 100 days of his second term Tuesday concerned the administration's "red line" on Syria and the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings. But somehow, both questions also hinged on Benghazi. After responding to Fox News' Ed Henry's inquiry about victims of the Benghazi attack who say they are being blocked from testifying about what they went through, the president answered CNN's Jessica Yellin on claims from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) that "Benghazi and Boston are both examples of the U.S. going backwards on national security.""Radicalized individuals". Bronco Bama will not say Islamic terrorists/Muslims/Islamists, just 'individuals'.
Yellin was referring to comments Sen. Graham made recently to CNN in which he affixed blame on the Obama administration for failing to prevent the attacks in Boston. During the press conference today, Yellin asked, "Is he right and did our intelligence miss something?"[More]
April 29, 2013
Obama Administration Officials Threatened Whistle-Blowers On #Benghazi, Lawyer Says
At least four career officials at the State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency have retained lawyers or are in the process of doing so, as they prepare to provide sensitive information about the Benghazi attacks to Congress, Fox News has learned.You can view James Rosen's full report here.
Victoria Toensing, a former Justice Department official and Republican counsel to the Senate Intelligence Committee, is now representing one of the State Department employees. She told Fox News her client and some of the others, who consider themselves whistle-blowers, have been threatened by unnamed Obama administration officials.
I'm not talking generally, I'm talking specifically about Benghazi – that people have been threatened,” Toensing said in an interview Monday. “And not just the State Department. People have been threatened at the CIA.”[...]
However, Toensing disclosed that her client has pertinent information on all three time periods investigators consider relevant to the attacks: the months that led up to the attack, when pleas by the ambassador and his staff for enhanced security in Benghazi were mostly rejected by senior officers at the State Department; the eight-hour time frame in which the attacks unfolded, and the eight-day period that followed the attacks, when Obama administration officials incorrectly described them as the result of a spontaneous protest over a video.[Video maker still in jail..ed]
“It's frightening, and they're doing some very despicable threats to people,” she said. “Not ‘we're going to kill you,’ or not ‘we're going to prosecute you tomorrow,’ but they're taking career people and making them well aware that their careers will be over [if they cooperate with congressional investigators].”
The Benghazi Open Wound
February 27, 2013
Bob Woodward: A 'Very Senior' White House Person Warned Me I'd 'Regret' What I'm Doing
Bob Woodward said this evening on CNN that a "very senior person" at the White House warned him in an email that he would "regret doing this," the same day he has continued to slam President Barack Obama over the looming forced cuts known as the sequester.[More..]Video via Ace:
It's the Chicago way as one doesn't question The One.
As Ace tweeted:
Now we've got a WH telling reporters they'll "regret" printing the truth and the Juiceboxers say "I see this every day from the O network."Yes, some in the MFM are 'rushing' to protect their Messiah.
Update: Soros to the rescue: Media Matters' Boehlert Mocks Bob Woodward's Age.
For the record, Woodward is only 69.Poor poor ObamaMedia is sad right now:
What's especially interesting about Boehlert's attack on the poor, sad, funny Woodward who doesn't understand sequester, is that just 10 days ago Media Matters was applauding Woodward's reporting on, yes, sequester.[More...]
Their love for Obama hurts:
Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" at play here.
January 28, 2013
Who Said This? 'Nothing's going to stop me! Not even deaths!'..
From Bronco Bama's cousin aka Dr Wolf: Guess-who-said-it game:
Here's how one prominent politician recently described his plans for energy production:There are going to be screw-ups. There are going to be bankruptcies. There'll be indictments and there'll be deaths. But we're going to keep going - and nothing's going to stop me."
So guess guess who said it. Was it...:Me thinks the kumbaya one.
(A) An evil Republican whose hellbent lust for profits compels him to lay the Keystone oil pipeline even if it destroys the environment.
(B) A peace-loving Democrat whose benevolent quest for wholesomeness inspires him to force taxpayers to fund solar power plants so we can save Mother Earth and sing kumbaya.
December 03, 2012
al-Qaeda 3.0's New Power Bases
Top administration lawyers may hint at the end of the war on terror, but al Qaeda’s third generation is as deadly as ever. Bruce Riedel breaks down the group’s new power bases.I totally disagree al-Qeada 3.0 was the emergence of the independent lone wolf or cell enabled by al-Qaeda propaganda spread via social media.
The fastest-growing new al Qaeda is in Syria. Using the cover name Jabhat al Nusra, al Qaeda has become perhaps the most lethal element of the opposition to Bashar al Assad’s brutal dictatorship
...Its leader uses the nom de guerre of Abu Mohammad al Golani, a reference to the Israeli-occupied Syrian Golan Heights and a signal that the top leader is a Syrian, not a foreign fighter.
...In North Africa, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, originally an Algerian franchise of the al Qaeda global terror organization, has successfully aligned itself with a local extremist group in Mali named Ansar al Dine, or Defenders of the Faith; together, they have effectively taken control of the northern two thirds of Mali. Now AQIM controls the fabled city of Timbuktu.
...Another third-generation al Qaeda jihadist stronghold is in the desert of the Sinai Peninsula,...
..In Yemen, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula exploited the fall of Ali Abdallah Saleh’s dictatorship to take over remote parts of the south and east of the country.
This if, anything, is al-Qaeda 5.0, the fruition of those weak lone wolf and loosely connected fellow travelers mature into real world powers.
September 09, 2012
2nd Amendment Foe: Manhattan Mini Storage
Image via NYC blogger - Urban Infidel:
Update: How very liberal of them:
May 31, 2012
LiveAction's 'Gendercide' Part II Reveals Sex-Selective Abortion in NYC's Margaret Sanger Clinic
Previously, Live Action released an undercover video of Planned Parenthood in Austin, Texas showing support for gendercide. Earlier today the House defeated a bill, introduced because of their video, to ban gender based abortions.
Carry on comrades.
May 29, 2012
Want to see the REAL War on Women?Live Action Video: Planned Parenthood encouraging gender-selective abortion, Medicaid fraudUpdate: Congress Votes on Sex-Selection Abortion Ban Tomorrow
Did I move to China and no one told me I did?
Want to see a real war on women? Not one defined by the opposition to the imposition of a Hubby State and subsidies, but one in which women of the future are systematically eliminated? Live Action went undercover last month at a number of abortion clinics across the nation [More...]
Margaret Sanger, eugenicists, and founder of Planned Parenthood.
Obama hearts Planned Parenthood, his HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius hearts Margaret Sanger.
Texas tried to cut funding to Planned Parent and lost: Court rules State of Texas must fund abortion business
Carry on Comrades - FORWARD
There are no red states or blue states, just the United States. twitter.com/BarackObama/st…— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 1, 2012
Update: Via Life News: Congress Votes on Sex-Selection Abortion Ban Tomorrow
No Comparison! ==> twitter.com/adamsbaldwin/s…— Adam Baldwin (@adamsbaldwin) May 1, 2012
May 22, 2012
EAG"s Kyle Olson on FNC Discussing NC Teacher Tanya Dixon-Neely's Classroom Outburst
Note, the teacher Tanya Dixon-Neely, was suspended yesterday...with pay
Kyle Olson is founder and CEO of Education Action Group. He has this message to students:
EAGNews to Students: Keep Recording Your ClassroomsPrevious:
MUSKEGON, Mich. – The recent case of a North Carolina student who taped his teacher ranting in defense of President Obama exposed how much can be learned from hidden cameras in the classroom.
And these days, most high school and college students carry cell phones of some variety, with video and audio capabilities.
Americans now have a window into public school classrooms, and teachers have a reason to watch the way they act toward students.[More..]
NC Teacher Screams at Student: It’s Criminal to Criticize Obama
Update: Video of student who recorded the outburst, and his mother, on Fox and Friends this morning:
The student involved in that incident, Hunter Rogers, and his mother, Gina Rogers, spoke out about this matter on today’s Fox and Friends.
May 17, 2012
The Union Racket - Teachers Speak
Like many teachers unions around the country, the Wisconsin Education Association Council, or WEAC, would lead us to believe they speak for teachers. They would like us to think they have all the answers and know what is best for students and the teaching profession. They'd like us to believe their members stand united behind WEAC's agenda.View more at http://eagnews.org/teachers-speak/
Well, it turns out they're not.
WEAC's moves to stifle reform and recall elected leaders that stand up to the union have provoked teachers and school board members to speak out against the union.
Here, EAGnews.org has given teachers and education leaders an opportunity to sound off on union tactics, their profession and what's best for the children of Wisconsin.
May 12, 2012
CEO of Melaleuca, Frank VanderSloot, Says He Lost Hundreds of Customers After... Obama Campaign Publicly Targets Him For Donating To Romney Super PAC…
Last month, Mr VanderSloot was awarded Idaho Hometown Hero Medal
[S]ponsored by the National Ethic Coalition of Organizations, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor award is presented each May to “remarkable Americans who exemplify outstanding qualities in both their personal and professional lives, while continuing to preserve the richness of their particular heritage.”[...]Obama, who's the bully?
[I]n 2011, two brothers from Pakistan who immigrated to the United States—with little money, but with big dreams—became the first Idahoans to receive the prestigious honor. Wanting to pass on the tradition of recognizing those who give of themselves in service to others, Naeem and Fahim Rahim created the Idaho Hometown Hero Medal to honor deserving individuals, those whom Fahim calls, “Idaho’s finest.”
UPDATE: These Obamabot assmaggots are even targeting his kids:
h/t Jim Hoft
UPDATE II: Hmm, I wonder if this was started by Pridedepot.com: PDF of complaint from lawyers of Metaleuca to Pride depot
Jody May Chang now blogs at may-chang.com. It's full of stories about Romney and VanderSloot.
Ah: Vandersloot is Romney's "sugar daddy": "Just in case you missed it, those reporters Rich is talking about (yours truly included meaning May-Chang) are featured in Glenn Greenwald’s Feb.17 Salon.com piece"[read it all]
May 11, 2012
House Dems Trained To Make Race The Issue
House Democrats received training this week on how to raise the issue of race to defend government programs, according to training materials obtained by The Washington Examiner[...]Racists!!
In her distributed remarks, Maya Wiley of the Center for Social Inclusion criticized "conservative messages [that are] racially 'coded' and had images of people of color that we commonly see used" and proposed tactics for countering the Republicans' (presumably) racially-coded rhetoric.
UPDATE: All of this reminds me of something at Obama's 2008 official campaign website. This was the background image until prying eyes spotted it:[click to enlarge] Click here for archive of it. Right click "see background image".
We are well on our way Forward in Obama/Soros world. Destroying all we hold dear about America.
DOJ vs. Sheriff Joe: Hispanic Discrimination in Photo of ‘Mexican Navy Seal’
I just read the complaint filed by the Holder Justice Department against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. (See also PJ Tatler on the radical lawyers who wrote the complaint.) The complaint includes a collection of sufficiently insensitive anecdotes by MCSO employees. One of the acts giving rise to the federal lawsuit is this outrage:[...]
To the DOJ lawyers who brought the case, this photo is evidence of “anti-Latino bias.” Put aside the fact the dog is not wearing “swimming gear” as the DOJ lawyers write (it is SCUBA gear, not swimming gear). For sure, the photo jabs at the comparative weakness of the Mexican navy in view of the prowess and skill of the American Navy Seals. The breed of dog certainly conjures images of Mexico, perhaps because the dog is named after the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Whether this photo has any relevance in proving an “anti-Latino bias,” I will leave to the eye of the beholder. One thing is for sure, it sure doesn’t carry much weight.
May 01, 2012
Anarchy 101: How Wisconsin's Left Embraces Chaos
http://eagnews.orgA commenter had this observation
EAGnews.org has produced an exclusive video report disclosing who and what were behind the massive demonstrations, the occupation of the Capitol in Madison, and extreme tactics employed to stop Walker's reforms from being enacted.
Titled "Anarchy 101: How Wisconsin's Left Embraces Chaos," the report takes us through the protests, legal challenges and subsequent recall efforts of 2011 and 2012. It features Brett Healy and Brian Fraley of the MacIver Institute, Collin Roth of Media Trackers, an unidentified citizen journalist on the ground for many of the protests, and State Sen. Alberta Darling, a target of death threats, intimidation tactics, and a failed recall attempt last year.
It also features two teachers, including Kenosha's Kristi Lacroix, and a school board member who would not be silenced by the radicals' intimidation tactics and spoke to EAGnews about the benefits of Scott Walker's reforms
You had a shot of Ben Manski chatting with another redhead. That was John Nichols writer for the Nation and a socialist provocateur. He carried a bullhorn during the Siege the Capitol.Carry on Comrades..
April 27, 2012
Donate to Romney? Obama Will Put You On His PUBLIC List Shaming YouFor Betting Against America
Unreal, oh wait.
Try this thought experiment: You decide to donate money to Mitt Romney. You want change in the Oval Office, so you engage in your democratic right to send a check.Obama does acknowledge rules, Alinsky's Rules for Radicals...
Several days later, President Barack Obama, the most powerful man on the planet, singles you out by name. His campaign brands you a Romney donor, shames you for “betting against America,” and accuses you of having a “less-than-reputable” record. The message from the man who controls the Justice Department (which can indict you), the SEC (which can fine you), and the IRS (which can audit you), is clear: You made a mistake donating that money.
Are you worried?
Richard Nixon’s “enemies list” appalled the country for the simple reason that presidents hold a unique trust. Unlike senators or congressmen, presidents alone represent all Americans. Their powers—to jail, to fine, to bankrupt—are also so vast as to require restraint. Any president who targets a private citizen for his politics is de facto engaged in government intimidation and threats. This is why presidents since Nixon have carefully avoided the practice.
Save Mr. Obama, who acknowledges no rules.[More...]
April 26, 2012
Senator James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) Responds to EPA Apology For Using The Word Crucify..(Update-WH Press Conf)
[Update: Video of Carney questioned at the press conference today. The media was certainly trying to help their bud Obama out. The video is below the fold]
If you didn't read my post last night, the background on this is here
Also read Energy in Debth's background on EPA's Al Armendariz. Note, the article has since been updated to include Armendariz apology:
EID has followed closely the actions of EPA’s Region 6 office in Dallas, and specifically its decision to issue an endangerment order against Range Resources back in 2010 despite clear scientific evidence in contradiction of its charges (embarrassingly for the agency, EPA had to withdraw that order earlier this year). This includes pointing out how the Administrator for that office, Al Armendariz, gleefully emailed activists in the area (prior to the official announcement) that EPA was “about to make a lot of news” and that it was “time to Tivo channel 8.”Alinksy's Rules for Radicals at play.
That news, of course, was that EPA “determined” Range Resources had contaminated drinking water in Parker County, Texas. Local anti-shale activist Sharon Wilson cheerfully responded, “Hats off to the new Sheriff and his deputies!”[...]
One of Armendariz’s original claims to fame — or infamy, perhaps — was his paper in 2009, which found that “the oil and gas sector likely has greater emissions than motor vehicles” in the five counties comprising the Dallas-Fort Worth region (“emissions,” in this case, referred to nitrogen oxides [NOx] and volatile organic compounds [VOCs]). That paper, written while Armendariz was a professor at Southern Methodist University, was widely celebrated by activists, who — possibly as a “thank you” to the professor — actively pushed for Armendariz to be appointed Administrator of EPA’s Region VI office. Upon assuming office, groups like the Sierra Club celebrated, calling it “great news” because the industry was “having an ‘oh sh–’ moment” about the appointment Other shale opponents, including area resident Sharon Wilson, appeared happily in pictures with Armendariz.
To this day, opposition groups still cite the talking point that oil and gas production generates more emissions than all the cars and trucks in the DFW region, a claim that ultimately gets traced back to Armendariz’s paper.
Via Energy in Dept link:
This is anti-shale activist's phony video (Sharon Wilson) about Range Resources:
Click this link to see a picture of Armendariz & Wilson looking very happy about what they thought they achieved.
Obama's decision over Keystone Pipeline is in play here.
Selectively edited, etc. Disgusting kiss arse of the One.
April 25, 2012
Senator James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) to Investigate EPA's Crucify Them Strategy
Update: Forbes has a excellent read for background on this: EPA Official Not Only Touted 'Crucifying' Oil Companies, He Tried It Also read Energy in Debt's article showing Armendariz link to environmentalists
EPA's website, Area 6, fear mongering order against Range Resources. No proof, just one citizen complaining. Oh, Al Armendariz apologized last night for his comment. Too late beotch.
Lengthy, but well worth the watch:
In a speech on the Senate floor, Senator James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, announces that he has launched an investigation into the Obama-EPA's apparent "crucify them" strategy targeted at American energy producers. This investigation will look into EPA's actions towards domestic energy production specifically in light of the agency's recent efforts relating to hydraulic fracturing.
Inhofe's announcement today follows several questionable statements from top EPA officials, including comments released in a little-watched video from 2010, which reveals EPA Region VI Administrator Al Armendariz admitting that EPA's "general philosophy" is to "crucify" and "make examples" of oil and gas companies.
The video he discussed:
Strong arming, it's the Obama way.
California Term Limits: Vote No on Prop 28
Restart Congress co-founder, Chuck Woolery, discusses the deceptive nature of Proposition 28. The prop looks to amend term limits in California. Vote no on proposition 28 June 5th, 2012.From their website:
The goal of Restart Congress is to put Americans first by eliminating career politics and the abuse of power that runs rampant through our government.See: "Ballotpedia"s California Proposition 28, Change in Term Limits June 2012
We will do this by aggressively pursuing a constitutional amendment that sets term limits on our Congressional leaders, ending corruption and tyranny in our government and returning America to prosperity.
Sneaky, very sneaky.
I especially like his video "Chuck Woolery on the Mexican Fence"
April 24, 2012
Free Market Flashpoint: EPA's "Water Tax"..
From the same group who has the awesome video "If I Wanted America to Fail:
Last evening, on twitter, the group was asking for help because Twitter had suspended them. A twitter hashtag storm, #Censorship, directed at twitter ("why were they suspended") erupted. A few hours later, Twitter "reinstated them". Their reason? Auto spam filter. Sure, and I was born yesterday.
For some reason still unknown, Twitter suspended the group’s account. They’ve tried to get answers about the cause of the suspension. But no replies. Adam Bitely at NetRightDaily notes:More like leftist hitting the "report spam" on their page.for some strange reason, Twitter silenced the official account for the new Americans for Limited Government project Free Market America. The account, @FreeMarket_US, went live a few days before Earth Day and was slowly picking up steam.
On Earth Day, the official website for Free Market America was launched and [its] Facebook and Twitter components started to come to life as well. The first video put out by Free Market America, “If I wanted America to fail”, got over 120,000 hits in less than 36 hours!
But you would never know that if you tried to follow the Twitter page–it was suspended by Twitter midway through the day on Earth Day!
April 22, 2012
Video: If I Wanted America To Fail
September 27, 2011
Syrian Activist Murdered, Sister Beheaded Mutilated
Zainab Alhusni was a simple seamstress in Syria, well-loved by all her neighbors and friends. Now, in a tragic turn of events, she has become a symbol of the cruelty gripping that conflict-wracked nation.The videos are below the fold. Extremely graphic.
Her older brother, Mohammed, became a well-known activist in the family's hometown of Homs in western Syria, often leading the demonstrations against embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and treating the wounded.
On September 10, the family says, Mohammed was wounded in a demonstration. He came back to his loved ones a corpse. The family believes he was tortured to death.
In a statement posted to YouTube, another brother, Yousif Alhusni, describes multiple gunshot wounds to Mohammed's chest and a single shot through his mouth.
"His arms were broken and there were cigarette burns to his face," he adds.
The family went to collect Mohammed's body from a hospital when doctors told them another unclaimed body with the label "Zainab Alhusni" had been kept in the morgue's freezer for some time.
When the family received the body, her head and arms had been chopped off. Chunks of her flesh were charred, appearing in places to have been melted or burned down to the bone.