Saturday, May 4, 2013

Radical Islamic Material Found on Katherine Russell's hard Drive

Doesn't that damn al Qaeda’s Inspire magazine ever run a post explaining how to swap out a hard drive on a laptop? The Daily Mail reports that radical Islamic material has been found on Katherine Russell's laptop. That finding together with traces of explosives found on the kitchen table in the apartment she shared with the late Tamerlan Tsarnaev is beginning to make Ms Russell look like an accomplice in the Boston Marathon bombing. BTW the above photo is mug shot from a shop lifting arrest. She stole $67 worth of Old Navy merchandise in Warwick, Rhode Island. It's not as though she was destitute. Here's a picture of her parents' home.

After The Benghazi Hearings; Then What?

And then what? Career civil servant usually don't lawyer up and lay their careers on the line unless they have something important to say. Without knowing anything about the three whistleblowers who will testify at the Benghazi hearing Wednesday one could probably guess that they are gray or balding, have college age or married children, and own comfortable homes in Maryland or northern Virginia. The are probably at the pinnacle of their long careers and for reasons known only to themselves appear ready to lay it all on the line.
The Benghazi attack is the most unreported story in modern history. Yes, the media dutifully reported that the ambassador and three other Americans were killed, it covered the return of the bodies in flag draped coffins and the standard "make no mistake yadda, yadda, yadda" presidential remarks but the only known victims of the attack are all dead. What happened to the rest of the consulate staff? Are we to believe this was a 2 man operation with Ambassador Stevens and Sean Smith answering phones, patrolling the perimeter, doing the laundry and mowing the grass? Yet, strangely 8 months after the fact the only known actors are all dead.
Putting aside Steven Hayes' excellent Weekly Standard article, which deals with the cover up there is already considerable reportage of incompetence and probable malfeasance during the attack. FoxNews, followed by CBS with a smattering of reports from other news outlets have painted a very disturbing picture of the Commander-in-Chief fumbling his 3 AM call in early afternoon. The Counterterrorism Security Group was never convened.
"The CSG is the one group that's supposed to know what resources every agency has. They know of multiple options and have the ability to coordinate counterterrorism assets across all the agencies," a high-ranking government official told CBS News. "They were not allowed to do their job. They were not called upon."
Never called upon! It's reported that Hillary wanted to send in the FBI but clearly no one lifted a finger to help, save to dispatch an unarmed drone to provide a live video link. Suppose it is revealed in testimony that the sole cause of the failure to respond was an unwillingness to issue the presidential command? That senior administrations aides and the president watched but did nothing?
How will Congress respond? It's all but a sure thing that someone would introduce a bill to impeach the president but would the Speaker let the bill go forward to a full House vote. John Boehner could give Barack Obama lessons on leading from behind. It's times like this I miss mean as a snake Newt Gingrich. Gingrich would push the impeachment and drop it in Harry Reid's lap while telling the Senate "either you guy throw him out or the men and women who take your place will".
It's very difficult to predict how anyone will react to whatever outcome the hearings produce. Gallup and Rasmussen will know real quickly the public mood but there has never in the entire history of the nation, been a president accused of cowardice or treason but if the President went to bed during the attack get used to hearing them frequently. If that is true, the name Obama will take on a meaning of its own such as Chamberlain or Quisling. On thing I am sure of. I will watch the hearings from gavel to gavel.

Todd Palin and Willie Robertson.

Is anyone surprised that Todd Palin would hit it off with the Duck Dynasty cast?

FoxNews Names Benghazi Witnesses

FoxNews has revealed the names of three witnesses who will testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Under committee rules the names must be announced 72 hours prior to the witnesses' scheduled appearance. The witnesses who are all career State Department employees are:.

Gregory N. Hicks, the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya  was second in command to Ambassador Chris Stevens.

Mark I. Thompson, the deputy coordinator for Operations in the agency’s Counterterrorism Bureau.

Eric Nordstrom, a diplomatic security officer who was the regional security officer in Libya. Norstrom has testified before and was quite critical of State's lackadaisical security profile.

Councilwoman Fights With Children Over Offensive Stick Figures

Below we have example of hardcore "racistism". There were two symbolic stick figures on the quilt. One represented no knowledge while the other represented enlightenment. The quilt was made grade school children in Martinsville, Virginia who were understandably very proud of their work. The quilt in the lower left corner is the offending piece of work. Martinsville councilwoman Sharon Brooks Hodge who is too old to be fighting with children took offense eventually causing some of them to cry. Then she fumed about the lack of diversity training which all good children should have to endure so as not to offend stupid people like herself. Dick Harpootlian should send her back to wherever the hell she came from.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Top Democrat: Send Nikki Haley back to wherever the hell she came from

South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman, Dick Harpootlian is something of a throw back to the days the south would like to forget. We are speaking of the days of Jim Crow and the Klu Klux Klan, in short the days when the Democratic Party ran the south. Harpootlian spends a great deal of his time probing the lower limits of free speech. His latest lapse came as part of an endorsement for Vince Sheheen, who has declared he will run for governor. Harpootlian said he would send 'Nikki Haley back to wherever the hell she came from.'
I don't consider words such as that to be racist. I certainly don't approve of them. They are offensive and rude and like it or not reflect on the entire South Carolina Democratic Party but the racist card is too trite and hackneyed to be played in adult company. "Racistism" is a game played in academia and in the popular media. Harpootlian may or may not be a racist but in this case he was just being a son-of-a-bitch.

MSNBC Fights The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy

MSNBC is going to laughable lengths to avoid reporting on Benghazi. Joe Biden spoke at a State Department ceremony honoring Anne Smedinghoff, a 25-year-old foreign service member who was killed this year while serving in Afghanistan; Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Sean Patrick Smith, Ty Woods, and Glen Doherty, all of whom were killed last year in the September 11 attacks in Benghazi.
The network used editing slight-of-hand to turn it into a speech on gun violence. Watch.

If you're thinking conspiracy you're on the right track but unless you're thinking vast right wing conspiracy you've missed the train. Al Sharpton struggles with what seems to be a 15 year time warp where 15 years ago the people are doing the same thing they are doing 15 years later but that's just the way his head works. Eventually he manages a minimum of coherence, which is probably sufficient for most MSNBC viewers, and demonstrates that Republicans are united on the Benghazi scandal which proves a vast right wing conspiracy to do in poor Hillary. Hillary, like Eric Holder and Janet Napolitano evidently makes it a practice to never read any email she might be questioned about in the future.

MSNBC's Toure knows about conspiracies too. Like the George Bush conspiracy that took down the WTC and hit the Pentagon.


Duck Dynasty Family "Treated Like the Beatles"

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I take it Bobby Jindal is a Duck Dynasty fan. I don't know how the Robertson Family votes but Willie Robertson is running for a seat on the NRA's board of directors. The Examiner reports the family was "treated like the Beatles" at the NRA 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway. Still, fame comes at a price. Miss Kay, the family matriarch, says that now she is on the road 26 weeks of the year she can't lie around in her pajamas all day.

White House Doctored Talking Points on Benghazi Attack

It could be Ambassador Susan Rice was telling the truth as she knew it when she appeared on 6 Sunday talk shows. Steven Hayes at the Weekly Standard has put together a timeline as the CIA altered the talking points it issued to Congress.
After CIA director David Petraeus briefed Congress on the attack, Democrat Dutch Ruppersburger, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, asked the director to provide non classified talking points so that members of Congress could inform their constituents as to what had happened in Benghazi.
It is not my intention to copy and paste the entire text of perhaps the best piece of journalism I've come across in a decade and I urge readers to please read the entire Weekly Standard piece. Here is the story in a nutshell.
Within hours of the initial attack on the U.S. facility, the State Department Operations Center sent out two alerts. The first, at 4:05 p.m. (all times are Eastern Standard Time), indicated that the compound was under attack; the second, at 6:08 p.m., indicated that Ansar al Sharia, an al Qaeda-linked terrorist group operating in Libya, had claimed credit for the attack. According to the House report, these alerts were circulated widely inside the government, including at the highest levels. The fighting in Benghazi continued for another several hours, so top Obama administration officials were told even as the fighting was taking place that U.S. diplomats and intelligence operatives were likely being attacked by al Qaeda-affiliated terrorists. A cable sent the following day, September 12, by the CIA station chief in Libya, reported that eyewitnesses confirmed the participation of Islamic militants and made clear that U.S. facilities in Benghazi had come under terrorist attack. It was this fact, along with several others, that top Obama officials would work so hard to obscure.
In response to Congressman Ruppersburger's request the CIA issued the version 1 of the talking points. In response to objections from State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland who said that an unnamed "senior State Dept official (read probably Hillary) had "serious concerns" that members of Congress would use the talking points to criticize the State Department for not paying attention to Agency warnings the CIA issued version 2.
One official—Ben Rhodes, The Weekly Standard is told, a top adviser to President Obama on national security and foreign policy—further advised the group that the issues would be resolved in a meeting of top administration officials the following morning at the White House.
The result of this meeting was version 3 which was probably used by Ambassador Rice. If these charges are substantiated it going to make a pretty bad mess of some pretty big reputations. When a government agency lies to protect a derelict and deceitful president from the well earned voter outrage that would have ensued there is a big problem. Hooray for Steven Hayes and the Weekly Standard.

Happy Days Are Here Again or If You Set The Bar Low Enough Everyone Gets A Gold Star

Pop those corks and let the bubbly flow. The Democrats took control of both houses of Congress in 2006. It took them a couple of years to crash the economy but by George they did it.

So now we hear that unemployment has fallen to 7.5 %. Holy Recovery, Batman!

Not to kill your buzz, but let us take a longer view of the situation.

BTW, both of these charts were taken from The Bureau of Labor Statistics. We have to go back to the early 90's to find a time when unemployment touched 7.5 % and we ran the first George Bush out of town for allowing that. 

In fairness to the Dems, the GOP took back one House of Congress in 2010 and has held it since then. But Speaker Boehner and his RINOs have betrayed their own party and for all practical purposes the Democrats run Congress if only by proxy.

Oh, and it has taken almost six years for the Dow to recover its 2007 high water mark. More bubbly. What price did we pay for our renaissance? Disaster in every other viable statistic, most significantly, our debt.

The doubling of our national debt has not fueled a recovery. 7.5 % unemployment! Pop those corks, baby!

OOOPS! Howard Dean Leaks The Truth About Obamacare

I am genuinely surprised that Larry Kudlow is still on CNBC.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Ben Ghazi Was A Long Time Ago

With each passing year my high school history becomes a dimmer memory. Was Ben Ghazi before or after Hannibal? Was Ben Ghazi before or after Marco Polo? What about Charlemagne?

All I can remember is that Mr. Ghazi did some bad things.

Guess I ought to dig up the old textbooks.

California Accuses Nevada of Dumping Mentally Ill on Them

California is accusing Nevada of dumping thousands of mentally ill patients into the state where they probably blend in rather well with the native population. Twenty-one California Democratic Congressmen have written to Eric Holder and Kate Sebelius urging them to investigate the practice known as "Greyhound therapy". Bear in mind this is coming from the same state where presumably sane voters have elected Jerry Brown three times. Personally I think the alleged mental illness occurs after they get to California. Just give them food stamps and in state tuition like everyone else and they'll be okay.
"Federal investigation is warranted here, particularly in light of admissions from Nevada officials that their own investigation found 'no pattern of misconduct."
Let's see; if we put Harry Reid on a Greyhound to California would he start acting like Barbara Boxer or Nancy Pelosi?

Seattle Spends $ Million on Taxis & Limos for School Children

The McKinney–Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 1987, which was signed into law by Ronald Reagan, was intended to aid the homeless. Then Rep. Bruce Vento of Minnesota, the same state that gave the nation Al Frankin, managed to amend the bill to provide to assistance to "homeless" school children. Since homeless school children didn't exit then as they do not now the definition of homeless need to be expanded so someone could soak up the federally mandated munificence. The act included:
Children sharing housing due to economic hardship or loss of housing;
Children living in “motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camp grounds due to lack of alternative accommodations”
Children living in “emergency or transitional shelters”
Children “awaiting foster care placement”
Children whose primary nighttime residence is not ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation (e.g. park benches, etc.)
Children living in “cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations
Eventually the homeless umbrella mandated that children that were forced to move for economic reasons must be transported by the local school system to their original school free of charge. The law reaches it reductio ad absurdum in Seattle where one child is transported 30 miles each way in a taxi while another arrives at school in a limousine.

Rand Paul Preps for the Primaries

Naturally Senator Rand Paul has made no mention of a primary run but there are always the telltale signs such as trips to the early primary states, Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. Paul has 2 trips planned for Iowa. On May 20 he will speak in New Hampshire and then it's off to the Reagan library for a lecture on May 31. South Carolina? He endorsed Mark Sanford who is struggling to win a House seat in a special election to replace Tim Scott but remains a commanding force in South Carolina politics.
Doug Stafford, who is widely seen as Paul’s closest adviser, will soon resign as chief of staff presumably to manage Paul’s national political operation. Stafford, a long time conservative activist worked for Ron Paul until 2010 when he left to manage Rand's campaign. He will run Paul’s political-action committees, RAND PAC and Rand Paul for U.S. Senate. It looks like all systems are go.

Blue Nose Christie Goes After Video Games

You may want to print the above picture and keep it on your refrigerator as a reminder to never again get too excited about a politician. It's hard to prove that Christie's open mouth kiss to Obama cost Romney the election but it sure didn't help. So what has the pachyderm from the Garden State been up to lately? He's fighting gun violence. How is he going to do that? He's going to get rid of Call of Duty. You mean the video game? Yep, that should put an end to gun violence once and for all. Actually, to be fair he only wants to prevent the sale of M (Mature) rated video games to minors without their parents consent. Sort of like "the morning after pill" used to be? Sort of but the courts will probably send his bill to the round file too. Then why is he doing it? Because he is just like every other blue state liberal. When in doubt legislate and let the voters worry about it later. You can read all about it here.

State Dept's Inspector General Questions Accountability Review Board's Report

The Benghazi scandal took another twist today; one that might bring more embarrassment to the Obama administration and 2016 Democratic presidential front runner, Hillary Clinton. It seem the State Department's Inspector General isn't on board with the Accountability Review Board which was convened to white wash the problem away. The IG contends that the ARB did not interview key witnesses which comes as a great shock to me. Since the ARB report was issued in December, finding that "systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels" well below Clinton were to blame for the "inadequate" security at Benghazi, Clinton and other top officials have routinely referred questioners to the conclusions of the board report. Now the methodology and final report of the ARB are themselves coming under the scrutiny of the department's own top auditor.
Also Joe diGenova, a former U.S. attorney, told FoxNews that he is legally representing a career State Department officer whom the board failed to interview. DiGenova called the ARB a "cover-up."
DiGenova and his wife Victoria Toensing, a former Justice Department official who represents another State Department whistle-blower in the Benghazi case, said their respective clients will testify next Wednesday at a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee being chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa.
I think we can expect fireworks!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Natalie Foster, NRA Chick


Student Arrested in Boston Bombing Was Here Illegally

Once again the Obama administration has demonstrated its monumental incompetence. Having twice fumbled tips from Russia and Saudi Arabia is bad enough but deliberately ignoring immigration law and allowing a foreign national without a valid visa to enter the country is inexcusable. One of the three college students arrested Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombings case was allowed to enter without a visa. The Kazakhstan national had his student visa revoked when he flunked out of college. DHS spokesman Peter Boogaard said when Azamat Tazhayakov arrived on Jan. 20, Customs and Border Protection officials had not been notified that he was no longer a student. Then who had revoked his visa? The National Park Service? No. Information about Tazhayakov's status was in the Homeland Security Department's Student and Exchange Visitor Information System, called SEVIS but no one at DHS was inclined to enforce the law. From the Department of Homeland Security;
"DHS has recently reformed the student visa system to ensure that CBP is provided with real time updates on all relevant student visa information," Boogaard said. "At the time of re-entry there was no derogatory information that suggested this individual posed a national security or public safety threat."
Great ! No derogatory information so come on in. Have a seat while we type you up a green card and get you on the path to citizenship. With any luck you should be voting in the next election.
The three were arrested for removing a laptop and a backpack from the dorm room of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Benghazi Hearings Begin May 8

One hopes someone will tell Obama that the State Department whistleblowers whom he was not aware of when asked by Fox's Ed Henry will be testifying before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on May 8. He may want to Tivo it.

Ben Who?

This blog shies away from talk radio and Fox News most of the time. There is so much Internet gold that never gets mined. Why not grab one of those hearty nuggets?

But every now and then Fox News nails it. This is one of those times.


Saudi Arabia Warned DHS in Writing About Tamerlan Tsarnaev

Listening to the Obama administration and the MSM you would think it was the KGB's job to keep to keep America secure. Yes, the Ruskies tipped off the FBI  about Tamerlan Tsarnaev but they didn't get back to them when they asked for more information. Perhaps the FBI was waiting for a message in a mason jar in the pumpkin patch. Janet Neapolitan did mention to Congress that Tsarnaev registered a "ping" on the DHS computer when he left the country but he forgot to ping when he reentered the country.
Well, Janet, how about a written letter from the Saudi's? I'm mean for chrissake doesn't anybody in this administration read their goddam email? From the UK Daily Mail:
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia sent a written warning about accused Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in 2012, long before pressure-cooker blasts killed three and injured hundreds, according to a senior Saudi government official with direct knowledge of the document.
Furthermore the Saudi's had the good sense to keep him out of their country by refusing him a visa to make a pilgrimage to Mecca as opposed to showering him with food stamps and cash.
Update: The Department of Homeland Security will soon release a list of all the countries who did not warn US about Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Mark Zuckerberg; Build Keystone & Drill in ANWR

OH NO! Super wealthy and super friend of Barack Hussein Obama, Mark Zuckerberg wants to drill in ANWR. Yeah sure, next I suppose he favors the Keystone Pipeline. He does. But he's loyal to Obama. Then why does the group he founded, FWD.US, buy campaign ads for Lindsay Graham?
Generally these bipartisan groups tend to be long on oratory, left leaning, and short on controversy but FWD.US which is made up of tech giants Zuckerberg, NationBuilder’s co-founder Joe Green, LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman, Dropbox’s Drew Houston and others seems to enjoy controversy. The Lindsay Graham ad is paid for by Americans For A Conservative Direction, as subsidiary of FWD.US. It attacks Obamacare, “wasteful stimulus spending,” and “seedy Chicago-style politics.”

The second ad is paid for by a another subsidiary, Council for American Job Growth, and lauds Sen. Mark Begich for “working to open ANWR to drilling.” The ad also does not mention immigration reform but does highlight Begich’s support of a balanced budget amendment.

Gay Rights Could Sink Immigration Reform

I have every reason to think that the so called immigration reform bill will never become law simply because it will never make it through the House. Of course that's the way it supposed to work. Just as the Senate gun bill was supposed to sail through the Senate and then die in the House where the Tea Party and NRA have considerable clout Immigration reform is supposed to die in the House to serve as campaign issue to be exploited by Democratic congressional candidates.
As of late the odds of the so called gang of 8 bill may get a bit longer. Quoting Politico:
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) has told advocates that he will offer an amendment during the bill markup next week allowing gay Americans to sponsor their foreign-born partners for green cards, just as heterosexual couples can. The measure is likely to pass because Democrats face pressure from gay rights advocates to deal with it in committee, rather than on the Senate floor, where the odds of passage are far less favorable.
But by doing so, Republicans warn that Democrats will tank the whole bill.
“It will virtually guarantee that it won’t pass,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a member of the Gang of Eight negotiating group, told POLITICO in a brief interview. “This issue is a difficult enough issue as it is. I respect everyone’s views on it. But ultimately, if that issue is injected into this bill, the bill will fail and the coalition that helped put it together will fall apart.”
The coalition will fall apart? Does Rubio mean he will leave? One doubts if Senators Schumer, Durbin, Menendez, or Bennett are going anywhere.
Never mind the fun the gang of 8 will have getting Democrats who are up for reelection in 2014 to vote for that turkey. Yo, Mary Landrieu! have we got a bill for you! It'll make your voters forget all about the drilling moratorium.

Sorting Trash With The Green Police

Have you ever noticed that the wacked-up branch of everyone's family tree always lives in California? Yes, under the fawning gaze of Mother Gaia legislators vote to build bullet trains to nowhere and to pay prison guard $125,000 per year leaving an undecided mid-westerner such as myself wondering if medical marijuana isn't just more than a little abused. Here's a great idea! Create confusing and contradictory recycling rules then send the green police out in the middle of the night to root through trash cans to see who is putting yard waste in the landfill and plastic bags in recyclables instead of the landfill or where ever the hell they're supposed to go. How the hell should I know? I live in Indiana.

I can hear future generations of Californians boasting. I come from a family of trash auditors. My Dad was a trash auditor, my mother was a trash auditor. They knew how to recycle and they raised all of their children to recycle.

42% Don't Know Obamacare Is Law

" Look out, brother, for that long black train" Those are the words of Josh Turner but they could has easily been from retiring Senator Max Baucus. As chairman of the Senate Finance Committee  Baucus gets maximum credit/blame for Obamacare and after weeks of running about predicting a train wreck he finally threw in the towel and announced his retirement. He fell on his sword for Obamacare. Why the panic? It wasn't as if operatives from the DNC visited his office and mentioned while leaving. "Herr Baucus, ve haft left your luger on your desk.Ve trust you  will know what to do with it." It's a good guess that the Senator pays more attention to polls, especially in the next election, than we do so he might have had a hint what the latest Kaiser Family Foundation Poll would find.
For starters with less than 200 days until melt down rollout 42% of Americans are not aware that it's the law. Some 12 percent believe the law has been repealed by Congress, 7 percent believe it has been overturned by the Supreme Court and 23 percent say they don’t know enough to say what the status of the law is but could probably recite, if Kaiser would only ask, the names of Tom Cruise's ex-wives in chronological or alphabetical order.
Then there is the question of popularity. This month, 35 percent report a favorable view, 40 percent an unfavorable view, and a full 24 percent report they have  no opinion on the law.
To make the damn thing work millions of younger, healthy, Americans have to sign up to pay exorbitant premiums to subsidize the break older and less healthy Americans receive on their policies. If 42% of our friends on the lower end of the bell curve aren't aware that Obamacare even exists Barack Obama and Kate Sebelius have their work cut out for them, selling unaffordable insurance to the remaining 58% who know what Obamacare is but of which 40% oppose it and another 24% probably will when they hear the price. This is a train wreck!

Obama Looks A Lot Like Satan Or Satan Looks A Lot like him

Obama looks a lot like Satan
or Satan looks a lot like him.
It's not the way I had him pictured
Satan was a way too thin.
This is an old story but when I heard Roma Downey telling Oprah all about how awkward this has been for her I decided to revisit it. Mark Burnett and his wife Roma Downey, producers of the History Channel's hit mini series The Bible are connected; well enough connected to get invitations to the White House. Imagine their shock when Glen Beck tweeted, "Anyone else think the Devil in #The Bible Sunday on History Channel looks exactly like That Guy?
"They do look a lot alike, you got to admit that", opined CNN's Wolf Blitzer.
After that the History felt compelled to offer an apology.
"History channel has the highest respect for President Obama. The series was produced with an international and diverse cast of respected actors. It's unfortunate that anyone made this false connection. History's The Bible is meant to enlighten people on its rich stories and deep history."
Burnett and Downey have thrown quite a tantrum over the controversy too but no one at the White House has mentioned it. It's a good thing Phelim McAleer wasn't the producer.


Is The Southern Poverty Law Center A Hate Group?

Let me reiterate my perspective. The dominant political paradigm is no longer insider vs. outsider. The paradigm has been replaced by honesty vs. falsehood. That is a substantial alteration and it does not bode well for most of us.

The Southern Poverty Law Center has always been a pet of the American left. And with a name like that, how could it not be a  favorite. So cute. Send them a check.

But founder Morris Dees had a problem. They don't make Klansmen like they used to. For a multitude of reasons, the KKK and its ilk has faded from the American landscape. Skinheads and neo-Nazis and Aryan groups get their share of publicity but they are few in number and pose a lesser threat to Americans than say, radical Islamists.

I do not mourn the passing of the KKK but the SPLC can't stand to see them go. Holy Demagoguery Bat Man! Howsoever shall we raise funds?

Don't worry caped crusaders. The SPLC has kept the job alive. They did this by expanding the definition of hate to include Christian groups who actually believe the Bible. They have also smeared the Tea Party movement in a tiptoe manner that would spare them litigation. SPLC might be devious but they are clever.

The Left feels strongly that they own the word 'hate.' Like 'racism' it is there for their use only. The piety is nauseating. The people who do not even know how to hate have generated numerous hate campaigns against innocent targets. One of those targets has been The Family Research Council.

But the SPLC will not content itself with instigating incompetent terrorists. They are continuously expanding their definition of hate to include more and more law abiding people. If innocent people get shot in the process, who cares? So long as the checks keep coming in...

The SPLC expands its defintion of hate:

From the mouth of the haters themselves:

Monday, April 29, 2013

Parasitic Tsarnaev Family Received Over $100,000 in Welfare

The latest spin put on the tragic personal life of Tamerlan Tsarnaev before he was a bomber is that poor Tamerlan could no longer compete in the Golden Gloves because he was not an American citizen. Presumably after the new "immigration reform" becomes law future aspiring boxers, even those who as in Tamerlan's case treat the spouse as a sparring partner, will be liberated from the onerous obligation of having to obey the law or force deportation or denial of citizenship. One might point out that Tamerlan enjoyed a real advantage over many of his opponents, and most Americans for that matter, because he didn't have to bother about the mundane business of earning a living. He could devote full time to his training when he wasn't vacationing abroad because he and the rest of his parasitic family sucked more than $100,000 from the US taxpayers.
The Boston Herald reports the family struck  gold in the form of cash, food stamps and Section 8 housing from 2002 to 2012. The Massachusetts House Post Audit and Oversight Committee has obtained over 500 documents from the state and according to state Rep. David Linsky (D-Natick), the committee’s chairman the details will be made public.
“I can assure members of the public that this committee will actively review every single piece of information we can find because clearly the public has a substantial right to know what benefits, if any, this family or individuals accused of some horrific crimes were receiving,”
I think when the full story of the Tsarnaev family is known a vote for immigration reform won't be a safe vote for any senator facing the voters in 2014.

Must Read From American Thinker

Great analysis on Obama permanently changing America. Although the conclusions are depressing, I don't see Barry as the second coming of Pierre Trudeau. The crucial difference between Obama and other tin horn communists is the rate of spending that has fueled his agenda. For better or worse, America will be insolvent  sooner rather than later. It won't be all milk and honey at that point but cradle to grave socialism will cease to exist when the money is gone.

In fact, reports of the Obama presidency's death are not only, as Mark Twain would say, exaggerated, butdemonstrate the extent to which he has succeeded in fundamentally transforming America.  A government is truly transformative not because it achieves everything it sets out to do, but because it fundamentally shifts the public conversation onto its own territory -- and fundamentally, in this case, means substantially and permanently.  That Obama has lost some of his luster is certain; that this betokens a defeat for progressivism shows a grave misunderstanding on the part of conservatives. 

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Judge Jeanine Pirro Unloads on the Dysfunctional Tsarnaev Family

Judge Jeanine Pirro opened her show with this fusillade. While the target of her rant was the jihadi mother of the brothers Tsarnaev, Zubeidat Tsarnaev, Pirro zinged off a few rounds in the direction of Deval Patrick, Eric Holder, and Barack Obama and it was anything but friendly fire. Maybe Marco Rubio should sit home Saturday evenings and watch the judge to learn how the voters feel.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Marco Rubio Savaged on His Own Website

It only took Marco Rubio 2 short years to sell out his his base. He was certainly aware that the public was as much upset with the manner in which Obamacare was passed as well as the substance. We have had it with gangs of Senators who circumvent proper legislative procedures to push purposely unintelligible and for the most part unread legislation. The current "immigration reform" would;
Repeal E-verify

Create an additional 33 million American citizens in the first 10 years thus giving the Democrats a majority that would at least a generation.

Make it illegal for law enforcement to arrest and deport anyone who “appears eligible” for legalization.

Allow judges the ability to waive what is now mandatory deportation for certain classes of criminal aliens.

Create extreme pressure on the already under funded Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid programs and the soon to be financially crippling Obamacare.

Why has the CBO not scored the cost? Rubio has put up a separate web page on the site that you and I provide him asking voters to "help him improve the bill" and it has gone over like a pregnant pole vaulter. Here are a few sample suggestions;

Illegal is Illegal repatriation should be considered.

Secure the border 1st, this is not debatable.

Government is too big, and you want to establish another commission? This has gone on since before Reagan, and if you let all these people in and their children, what makes you think they will magically stop trying to come across? It seems to me you are pandering for votes.

Secure the border, deport the illegals that are already here, and solitary confinement prison sentences of no less than five years for second offenders... simple.

Take the talking points that you have been making the rounds with and write them down on a piece of paper. Now submit that half a page of good reform as a replacement for this crappy legislation. You can then spend the rest of your career trying to get the other 1499 1/2 pages passed. What are you thinking?

You are selling us out. Savior of the Republican Party? More like its undertaker. Are you too dense to see legalized guest workers is a much better way for us than citizenship. Why cheapen what my dad gave his life for! I have no respect for you or any other traitor that wants to sell our country out. When you first hit the lights as a young conservative I thought you were pretty good. Now, you talk like a phule.

And it goes on like this for 147 pages. There are a few "God bless you's" and "I fully support you's" but 90% of the suggestions are negative. Who could blame the Senator if he took down his web page, resigned his seat and went back to Florida?

Duck Dynasty Cast Gets 600 Speaking Offers Per Day

Ok I will run Duck Dynasty into the ground. This is the fourth post on the Louisiana Christian red necks within a week which is probably kinder than we have been to Sarah Palin and a great deal kinder than we are apt to be to Senators Pat Toomey and Marco Rubio. When you're hot your hot, and right now the Robertson clan is white hot as it sorts through 600 speaking offers per day which is probably better than both houses of Congress. That's not bad for a bunch of red necks who just happen to have a hit television show.

From the Tennessean:
“Duck Dynasty” first aired in 2012. Phil Robertson said he initially tangled with producers over the portrayal of the family’s faith, insisting the word “Jesus” not be edited out of prayers. For a time, they bleeped out language that wasn’t actually foul, attempting to make the family look more edgy. Robertson put a stop to that.
Books, merchandise and a noticeable uptick in speaking invitations followed — as many as 600 a day now, Robertson said. He’s noticed the frequency of those that come from Nashville.
“There’s a lot of godly people in Nashville and inside the Bible Belt,” he said.
Those who book them sign confidentiality clauses that keep them from revealing the fees, but Putnam County got a peek at the prices when they tried to book Si Robertson for August’s county fair. The asking price was $29,000, then rose to $40,000, media there reported, but Si still didn’t accept.

Down Memory Lane With Hank Johnson

This is the second repost of a great moment in legislative inquiry. Like fine wine, this gem improves with each passing day. If they still taught civics in high schools, the work of this distinguished solon would be de rigueur. Thanks to Hoosierman for his recent post recognizing Congressman Johnson's fine work to preserve party balloons as we know them. 


Outbreak of Self-Radicalization Hits Boston Mosque.

Homeland Insecurity: The New York Times thinks the Boston bombers "self-radicalized" on the Web. But it didn't look at their mosque, which has churned out other terrorists, too.
USA Today, on the other hand, did look at their mosque — the Islamic Society of Boston — and found "a curriculum that radicalizes people," according to a local source quoted in the paper's investigation. "Other people have been radicalized there."
In fact, several ISB members and leaders have been convicted or suspected of terrorism, including:
• Abdurahman Alamoudi, the mosque's founder and first president, who in 2004 was sentenced to 23 years in federal prison for plotting terrorism as al-Qaida's top fundraiser in America.
• Aafia Siddiqui, an MIT scientist-turned-al-Qaida agent, who in 2010 was sentenced to 86 years in prison for planning a New York chemical attack.
• Tarek Mehanna, who in 2012 was sentenced to 17 years for plotting to use automatic weapons to murder shoppers in a suburban Boston mall.
• Ahmad Abousamra, an ex-mosque official's son, who fled the country after the FBI charged him with conspiring with Mehanna to kill Americans.
• Yusuf al-Qaradawi, a mosque trustee and Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader banned from the U.S. after issuing a fatwa that OK'd killing U.S. soldiers.
• Jamal Badawi, a former ISB trustee who in 2007 was named an unindicted co-conspirator in a plan to funnel $12 million to Palestinian suicide bombers.

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