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Thursday, September 3, 2009


I think Representative from California Pete Stark (D-Fremont) wins this contest for the dumbest U.S. Congressman hands down. In addition to saying that, "The larger the national debt, the wealthier we are", he diminishes the credentials of his interviewer's college in Puerto Rico (is that racist?).

Not only that, but he threatens interviewer Jan Helfeld when he says “Get the f**k out of here or I’ll throw you out the window.”

Until that crescendo, enjoy the palpable condescension of the white DEMOCRAT congressman toward the man educated at a Puerto Rican college FOR being educated at that Puerto Rican college.

So who are the racists again?

Here is the website of the DUMBEST ECONOMIC REPRESENTATIVE in the U.S. Congress.



Rifqa Barry will NOT be sent back to Columbus and will get to stay in Florida....for now. In the August 21st hearing, Judge Daniel Dawson ruled for an investigation and another hearing to be held today. The Orlando Sentinel reported that Dawson kept the findings sealed and is sending the case to mediation with the next hearing set for September 29th:
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) was tasked with investigating the alleged threats, but what the state agency found will remain under a court-ordered seal.
The most disturbing excerpt from the ORLANDO SENTINEL had to do with with what the attorney of Bary's mother seems to know:
...a brief courtroom statement from Roger Weeden, the lawyer representing Rifqa's mother, gives some insight. He said there was "a favorable report from FDLE" that says there's no threat to Rifqa, should she be returned to her home.

Before he could finish, however, Weeden was cut off by Rifqa's appointed Guardian Ad Litem, Krista Bartholomew, who reminded the court that the document was under seal.
Bartholomew went on to admit that she had concerns about the interview Bary had with the FDLE that did not include attorneys.

Another very important development to watch involves the Department of Children and Families (DCF), which seems to be operating on a premise that seeks reuniting all family members instead of one that involves a clean slate. The Sentinel reported...
After the hearing, John K. Cooper, director of the Central Region for DCF, said that mediation will allow the parties to look at several different issues. There are "very complicated issues at hand," he said.

"It's going to take a lot of work to get this family back together," he said.
Uh, who is Cooper to determine that's a desirable goal? If Bary is right, that'd be like saying, "It's going to take a log of work to put that creature back in the grip of that python."

ABSOLUTELY ABSURD! Ohio authorities have already determined Columbus safe for Rifqa Bary to return to. These "authorities" better be careful that they not submit to cowardice on a massive scale. If Bary is telling the truth (and I believe with near 100% certainty she is), it will mean these "authorities" are complicit, corrupt, negligent, or utter and complete gutless cowards.

Robert Spencer at JIHAD WATCH has much more on TODAY'S EVENTS and his account doesn't paint a very pretty picture of local media...
I'm in Orlando, Florida, at the Rifqa Bary hearing. Tom Trento of the Florida Security Council, Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs and I held a press conference outside the courtroom a little while ago, for a skeptical and sometimes hostile press. The press conference was disrupted several times by Muhammad Lutfi, an Ohio Muslim with connections to the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations; he has clearly taken a great interest in this case.

We explained about the jihadist connections of the Noor mosque, about Islamic apostasy law, and about Islamic honor killing. The mainstream media flocked to Lutfi, because he was telling them what they want to hear, but he was lying openly about Islamic apostasy law, denying that Muhammad had said, "If anyone changes his religion, kill him," and when I pointed out that this was in a hadith in Bukhari, the collection of traditions of Muhammad that Muslims consider most reliable, he denied that also.
Frankly, based on all I've read to this point, I'm suspicious of the FDLE, the DCF, and the Orlando Sentinel (that last one is an understatement).

MUST SEE VIDEO... Pamela Gellar of ATLAS SHRUGS was in the courtroom today and interviewed a friend of Rifqa Bary, who is also a Muslim convert to Christianity.


In January, the Washington Post named two managing editors. One of them for hard news and the other for lifestyle / features. Elizabeth Spayd, the new hard news editor was tasked, in part, with taking the paper in a bit of new direction. Speculation began that the Post would become more balanced. It's articles like this one about Charlie Rangel that lend credence to such claims.

FOR POLITICIANS with major bad news to release or to make public, there's no time like the dead of August to do it. The thinking goes that the public won't remember a thing come September. We hope Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.) will have no such luck. His belated revelation of previously unreported income, property and bank accounts demands that he step aside as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.
Much like the man in charge of the Department that oversees the IRS (Geithner) needing to set a good example by paying his taxes, shouldn't the leader of the House Committee in charge of the money its responsible for spending set a good example as well?

I know, I'm being judgmental. Shame on me. What's interesting to see here though is that the Post is going after Rangel the way he should be gotten after.
Mr. Rangel's amended financial disclosure form, which exposes omissions from his 2002 through 2006 records, is a treasure trove of outrage. He neglected to report a checking account with the Congressional Federal Credit Union and one with Merrill Lynch, each valued between $250,000 and $500,000; the tens of thousands of dollars he's earning from dividends from a number of mutual funds and stocks; and the money made from the sale of a Harlem townhouse. As a result, Mr. Rangel's reported net worth doubled, from between $516,015 and $1,316,000 to between $1,028,024 and $2,495,000.
I'm not sure if the Post's circulation is increasing as a result of hiring Spayd but it sure seems like there may be some increased objectivity creeping into the paper.

Rangel may have been able to fall asleep on the beach reading the Post before but something tells me reading THIS ARTICLE won't allow him to.

Here's a link to the piece that announced the promotion of ELIZABETH SPAYD back in January.


I would be interested in learning what percentage of people who still support Obama-care are also fans of the IRS and would like to see its power increase. Or how about the percentage of Americans who don't think the IRS has enough power? Probably a low number, right?

York reports:
...if the (health care) plan envisioned by President Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats is enacted, the primary federal bureaucracy responsible for implementing and enforcing national health care will be an old and familiar one: the Internal Revenue Service. Under the Democrats' health care proposals, the already powerful — and already feared — IRS would wield even more power and extend its reach even farther into the lives of ordinary Americans, and the presidentially-appointed head of the new health care bureaucracy would have access to confidential IRS information about millions of individual taxpayers.
If supporters of Obama-care were honest, they would have a problem with this. The problem may be that pride may get the better of them because the percentage of people who want the IRS to grow has GOT to be lower than those in support of this plan.

Apparently, the IRS is specifically named in H.R. 3200.
Under the various proposals now on the table, the IRS would become the main agency for determining who has an "acceptable" health insurance plan; for finding and punishing those who don't have such a plan; for subsidizing individual health insurance costs through the issuance of a tax credits; and for enforcing the rules on those who attempt to opt out, abuse, or game the system. A substantial portion of H.R. 3200, the House health care bill, is devoted to amending the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 in order to give the IRS the authority to perform these new duties.
As RNC Chairman, Michael Steele should absolutely POUND on this! If you like the IRS, then support Obama-Care.


Well worth it.


Fathima Rifqa Bary is a 17-year old girl who fled to Florida after converting from Islam to Christianity in order to escape her Muslim parents, who she claims will kill her if she's sent back to Columbus, OH.

On August 21st, a Florida judge ruled that Rifqa's claims be investigated and another hearing be held today (September 3rd). Since the 21st, there has been much uncovered about the Noor Islamic Cultural Center, the mosque attended by Bary's family. Its ties to very radical Islamists are proving to validate the young girl's claims.

Now this from the COLUMBUS DISPATCH, which is reporting that Noor has begun to distance itself from the Bary case:
Mobin-Uddin, a Columbus pediatrician, was among the members of the Hilliard mosque who invited reporters to the facility yesterday afternoon for a tour and to distance themselves from the legal battle between the 17-year-old girl, Fathima Rifqa Bary, and her family.
It would appear that if ever Edmund Burke's famous words apply to a current situation, this would be it..

The only thing necessary for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing.

The Noor Center is on defense and they appear to be quite familiar with playing the victim card based on race, religion, or some other perceived difference.
The Noor Center said in its release that "hate groups appear to be using this family matter as an opportunity to attack the Muslim community and Islamic organizations in order to further their religious and political goals."
No one is attacking the Muslim community. What's happening is that investigations into the mosque are revealing that it has very close ties to very bad people.

ATLAS SHRUGS has been as close to this story as anyone and has an update, to include the Rifqa Bary Trust Fund. The ORLANDO SENTINEL is also reporting on the story and unbelievably, the Ohio welfare officials are attempting to pave the way for the return of Rifqa but Florida Governor Charlie Crist is apparently getting inundated with correspondence demanding Bary stay in Florida:
Ohio child welfare officials have already concluded it's safe for Rifqa to return. They want to place the girl in therapy and reunite her with her family.

That, however, may not be the conclusion of Florida officials who have had to deal with a flood of e-mail and reaction from thousands of people, many of them including anti-Muslim sentiments, who say the runaway is a hero.

Gov. Charlie Crist has received more than 9,000 e-mails about the runaway, his office said.
Tell you what. If the evidence presented by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement indicates that the Noor Islamic Center has ties to Islamic terrorists or that there is good cause to suspect Bary's parents of what the girl alleges, the judge (Daniel Dawson) should strongly word in his decision that a grand jury should be called to investigate.

If Rifqa is found to be in danger and allowed to stay, wouldn't that be the next logical step?


If there's one thing we've learned about Mr. Obama it's that he's not a fan of being associated with radioactive situations (though he seems to find himself close to a lot of them). When the heat gets a little too close, he's been known to cast aside its human source.

His Green Jobs Czar Van Jones appears to be exposing himself as being an unstable nucleus within the Obama machine. Bill Ayers at least learned how to tone down his rhetoric from 40 years ago and has apparently done so well at hiding his true beliefs that he became a professor at a major university.

Van Jones? Eh, not so much. There is a lot of unflattering video and audio coming out on Jones these days that show him as an angry radical marxist. A big problem for Jones is that the stuff surfacing is not that old. His son being named after a radical African marxist might be excusable if his offspring eclipsed the legal drinking age a while back. But alas, Cabral is not even old enough to go to kindergarten.

Now this latest installment is from a quaint little outfit called, "Uprising Radio" in which Jones was interviewed in April, 2008 (yes, a year ago).

Things to listen for:
Listen as Van explains the difference between "minimum goals" and "maximum goals". It's all about incrementalism, something Barack is a big fan of. You don't want to eat the entire apple in one bite. He's talking about incremental revolution by making sure minimum goals have (I love this metaphor) a "radical kernel".

Note also what he says about the green economy. "push it. push it. push it." Straight out of Saul Alinsky. Rule #8: Keep the pressure on.

Valerie Jarrett makes an appearance in this video as well. She is an advocate for Van Jones. Remember her? Obama's alleged preferred Senate seat replacement that ultimately went to Roland Burris.

A must see...

NAKED EMPEROR NEWS does it again with this revealing video (via BREITBART):

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