Here, you are urged and encouraged to run your mouths about something important.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


There's a school of thought that says there are no accidents when it comes to things like this. I'm coming down on the side that this was not a calculated effort on the part of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius but a window into her psyche and how she views the American people as well as government's role in dealing with them.

Via the Weekly Standard:
“Unfortunately, there still is a great deal of confusion about what is in [the reform law] and what isn’t,” Sebelius told ABC News Radio in an interview Monday.

“So, we have a lot of reeducation to do,” Sebelius said.
Note that Sebelius doesn't just want to re-educate people who oppose Obamacare; she wants to do a lot of it.

Then there's the implication of the word itself. There are three definitions for the word "Re-educate". They are:
–verb (used with object), -cat·ed, -cat·ing.
1. to educate again, as for new purposes.
2. to educate for resumption of normal activities, as a disabled person.
3. to rehabilitate or reform through education, training, political indoctrination, etc.
It should be fairly obvious that definition #3 most closely aligns with what Sebelius is talking about. Those who oppose Obamacare are more familiar with the bill than those who wrote it so she is clearly advocating political indoctrination from a position of power and contempt.

Sebelius wants to make your mind right. Period.


This one really is funny, especially after watching it more than once. CNN's Rick Sanchez asks correspondent Jessica Yellin about the whole, 'Is Obama a Muslim' controversy. As she winds down her response, Sanchez is apoplectic at the notion that Obama is unable to convince 20% of Americans that he's not a Muslim. He expresses his frustration by reaching into his quiver of verbal gems and refers to Obama as 'the cotton picking president'.

Someone needs to ask Ricky if he knows where that term comes from. Sanchez actually delivers another freudian slip immediately after the cotton reference. Again, frustrated with Obama's inability to get past this controversy, Sanchez says:
"If the President of the United States doesn't have enough of a bully pulpit to convince people of a lie....."
Unlike the "cotton picking" remark, Sanchez caught himself and re-phrased that one.

Rick wraps it up by saying:
"What kind of planet are we on? What the hell is going on here?"
If Yellin was inclined to take Rick's apoplexy to the next level, she should have asked him if he knows of any Muslims who pick cotton.

h/t to Gateway Pundit


It seems like the perfect metaphor - and perhaps a bit of foreshadowing - for the defeat of astroturfing. Obama's senior adviser, David Axelrod is the recognized master of the tactic used to secretly organize massive groups of people in order to push an agenda while making it look like a grassroots effort. If what Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan did last week in sending an email to 4000 employees, urging them to attend Al Sharpton's rally to counter Glenn Beck's rally, isn't astroturf; it's certainly in the same ballpark.

Via the Washington Examiner:
President Obama's top education official urged government employees to attend a rally that the Rev. Al Sharpton organized to counter a larger conservative event on the Mall.

"ED staff are invited to join Secretary Arne Duncan, the Reverend Al Sharpton, and other leaders on Saturday, Aug. 28, for the 'Reclaim the Dream' rally and march," began an internal e-mail sent to more than 4,000 employees of the Department of Education on Wednesday.
There are so many problems with this.

First, the people in receipt of that email had it sent to them by the senior most official at the Department. Did some view it as something that could help them move up in the department? Did others view it as potentially harmful to their career if they didn't attend?

Secondly, the use of taxpayer dollars in an effort to organize people to support a political agenda most Americans vehemently object to is particularly maddening.

So how did the email become public?
The Washington Examiner learned of the e-mail from a Department of Education employee who felt uncomfortable with Duncan's request.
For those who think the only power they have is on election day, take note. This employee did a tremendous service and contributed greatly in the effort to hold government accountable.

In the end, the effort to bolster Sharpton's rally fell far short of expectations. It would be generous to say Sharpton's event had 5000 people in attendance. Conversely, Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally saw between 300,000 and 600,000 people attend. If those kinds of numbers portend in any way voter turnout - including astroturf efforts on the left - we could see an electoral blowout.

h/t to Weasel Zippers

Monday, August 30, 2010


This entire video is a must-see. Marco Rubio needs to learn the name Imam Mohammed Musri and bring it up every chance he gets. Musri is a personal friend and ally of Rubio's strongest opponent, Charlie Crist. This is a big deal because on Crist's watch as governor, his buddy Musri was in a Florida mosque raising money for Hamas for the specific purpose of funding terrorism. This could be an impeachable offense for Crist if he knew this was going on.

A plea of ignorance from Crist is simply not believable. Musri is head of the Islamic Society of Central Florida (ISCF) and with a namesake so similar to an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism trial in the United States, that being the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), Crist would need an IQ in single digits not to stay away based on that alone. Even if you give him an undeserved pass on that, the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT), also an unindicted co-conspirator in the HLF trial owns the mosque where Musri is seen soliciting donations for Hamas. More on Crist's connection at Red County.

via Big Peace


Last week, Americans had the benefit of seeing and hearing the words of Ground Zero Mosque Imam, Feisal Abdul Rauf say some quite incendiary things that should warrant further probing into his motives and the mosque's funding. Some of those words were translated from the Arabic. In one case, Rauf said during an Egyptian radio interview that sections of his book were transferred directly into Barack Obama's speech on June 4th, 2009 in Cairo.

Via Web Today, Rauf was translated as saying:
So who could that participant be?

CNS News has begun to put some pieces together by identifying known contributors to Obama's speech:
White House staffers involved in drafting Obama’s speech, according to media reports, included speechwriter Ben Rhodes, political advisor David Axelrod, Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, and Rashad Hussain, a deputy associate counsel later appointed by the president as special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC).
It would seem logical that as a Hafiz - one who has memorized the Qur'an, Hussain might be the one best qualified to translate Rauf's arabic writings into a speech given by Obama in English. That said, CNS seems to think that Rauf may have exaggerated the claim about the extent to which Obama's speech mirrored his book but doesn't dismiss the notion he influenced it:
A comparison of chapter six of Rauf’s 2004 book and Obama’s June 2009 speech does not back up Rauf’s February claim that the speech was “all taken from this section,” although some similar themes are apparent.
Hussain is not the savoriest of characters, having been caught shortly after he was named as Obama's Islamic envoy to the OIC, as having said sympathetic things about a convicted terrorist, Sami al-Arian at a 2004 Muslim Student Association (MSA) event. As if it wasn't bad enough that he said those things, Hussain did so in front of a group with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.

That's not all. The words spoken by Hussain at that event were recently scrubbed from the newspaper that reported on the story at the time. The writer's credibility was questioned and Hussain denied saying those things...........until POLITICO presented the White House with an audio recording of Hussain saying those sympathetic things about al-Arian. Only then did Hussain come clean. Perhaps the only thing worse than all of those facts about Hussain, coupled with the possibility he may have worked with Rauf, is that he's still in the employ of the Obama administration.

More about Hussain HERE.

Here is the audio recording of Hussain from September 5, 2004:

Read the entire CNSNews piece

Sunday, August 29, 2010


Just what the socialists needed - more bad press. Texas congresswoman and member of the Democratic Socialists of America caucus Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D) has been busted violating the rules of the Congressional Black Caucus (yeah, I was shocked they had rules too). Johnson allegedly took money out of a CBC fund set up for its members causes and funneled it to relatives and friends to be used for college scholarships.

Via the Dallas Morning News:
Longtime Dallas congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson has awarded thousands of dollars in college scholarships to four relatives and a top aide's two children since 2005, using foundation funds set aside for black lawmakers' causes.

The recipients were ineligible under anti-nepotism rules of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, which provided the money. And all of the awards violated a foundation requirement that scholarship winners live or study in a caucus member's district.

Johnson, a Democrat, denied any favoritism when asked about the scholarships last week. Two days later, she acknowledged in a statement released by her office that she had violated the rules but said she had done so "unknowingly" and would work with the foundation to "rectify the financial situation."
If members of the CBC are allowed to plead ignorance of their own rules when busted, is there any incentive for following the rules? Are we to believe that this woman didn't have attorneys nearby that could have informed her that this was a violation? Puh-leeeeze.

Oh, one other thing. In addition to being a Democrat, Eddie Bernice Johnson is also one of the 30 CBC members - and one of 70 members in congress - that are confirmed socialists, registered with the Democratic Socialists of America caucus, which I blogged about HERE.

Big h/t to Gateway Pundit


If this doesn't get Governors like Rick Perry of Texas to publicly and forcefully stand with Arizona, I'm not sure anything will. Frankly, the state being sued by the Department of Justice for actually legally passing legislation that mirrors federal law should have been more than enough. This is over-the-top egregious. Barack Obama has now placed the state of Arizona in front of the U.N. Human Rights Council, which consists of nations that have set the world standard for human rights - Cuba, China, and Libya.

Via Gateway Pundit, HERE is the Obama administration's report - courtesy of Hillary's State Department - to the UN Council on Human Rights. Skip ahead to line 95 and 96, which say:
95. A recent Arizona law, S.B. 1070, has generated significant attention and debate at home and around the world. The issue is being addressed in a court action that argues that the federal government has the authority to set and enforce immigration law. That action is ongoing; parts of the law are currently enjoined.

96. President Obama remains firmly committed to fixing our broken immigration system, because he recognizes that our ability to innovate, our ties to the world, and our economic prosperity depend on our capacity to welcome and assimilate immigrants. The Administration will continue its efforts to work with the U.S. Congress and affected communities toward this end.
The implication should be clear. Our federal government is choosing not to enforce federal law and is not only penalizing a state for following it but is chastising that state in front of the United Nations for human rights violations. The President of the United States - and anyone who goes along with this, including Hillary Clinton - are siding with the UN over one of our country's own states.

Governor Brewer is not taking this laying down; she has responded in the form of a letter to Hillary Clinton.

Be sure to read it all.

Paging Rick Perry.........Paging Rick Perry.


Wanna hint? No contest. First up, video from after Glenn Beck's 8/28 rally at the Lincoln Memorial. Take note of the condition of the mall. No one seen picking up trash, perhaps because the people who attended exercised personal responsibility for their own while respecting the venue? Contrast that with the video - at bottom - of the aftermath of the 2009 Obama inauguration. To be fair, the first video was shot near the WWII Memorial, which is not where most of the attendees were but there's still an obvious difference.

Not that it would matter all that much but it would kind of be the proverbial cherry on top if the clean-up crew at the inauguration were compensated with taxpayer dollars.

Via HapBlog:

Now compare....

Saturday, August 28, 2010


Walid Shoebat was on the O'Reilly Factor on August 27th, opposite leftwing reverend Barry Lynn. Shoebat speaks Arabic and after translating Feisal Abdul Rauf's written and spoken words, is convinced the ground zero mosque Imam wants to implement Shariah law in the United States. Conversely, Lynn - based on absolutely zero qualifications when it comes to Islam - tells Shoebat he's wrong. This one is quite lopsided and Lynn ends up looking foolish.


I don't know much about Sanjay Gupta, who filled in for Anderson Cooper on AC 360 here but I absolutely loved the direction he took Ron Paul in this interview. Paul, once again, revealed the half of himself that is completely ignorant and it has to do with enemies of America. He's virtually lined up 100% behind Barack Obama when it comes to the Ground Zero mosque being built, though he makes a lame attempt at the end of this clip to draw some sort of distinction.

But that's not the best part of this clip. Nor is his claim that Timothy McVeigh was a Christian. The best part is watching him attempt to respond to Gupta's questions about how Ron's son Rand is in opposition to the mosque after Paul senior attempted to portray opponents as Islamophobic.

Your left wondering if Ron's son is not Islamophobic simply because he's Ron's son.

The libertarian / Alex Jones / Ron Paul bunch is going to lose big and in many ways on this Ground Zero mosque issue.

Via Sharp Elbows

Friday, August 27, 2010


If pressed for time, fast forward to the 3:00 mark to hear the call. When I first saw the headline, I thought it would be a stretch but too many statements corroborate the notion. The caller identifies herself as M.R.(Marion Robinson); she called from Washington, D.C.; she said she was in Martha's Vineyard; and even refers to "Valerie" (Jarrett?).

Ingraham catches it and challenges the caller, who abruptly ends the call.

Via HapBlog


As Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), Texas Senator John Cornyn endorsed Arlen Specter over Pat Toomey and Charlie Crist over Marco Rubio. Now his organization is apparently doing what it can to help Lisa Murkowski wrest the nomination of Alaska candidate Joe Miller if the final tally indicates he's the choice of Alaskans.

We all know what ultimately happened after Cornyn threw NRSC support behind the wrong candidate in Florida. Ditto for that wrong candidate in Pennsylvania.

Now this from Erick Erickson at Red State:
....word is coming out of Washington that the National Republican Senatorial Committee, already in “cover their butts” mode, is intervening in Alaska to help Lisa Murkowski.

John Cornyn, Chairman of the NRSC, has been upfront that the NRSC will help incumbent Republicans being challenged. But there is a problem with Murkowski. I have confirmed through multiple sources that Lisa Murkowski has already approached the Alaska Libertarian Party. In exchange for putting her on the Libertarian ticket in November, Murkowski will hand the Libertarians a sizable chunk of her +$1 million war chest.
The last paragraph of Erickson's piece should tell Tea Partiers who the 2012 nominee should be:
It’s as if Rob Jesmer, the NRSC’s Executive Director, is a Tea Party saboteur, intentionally destroying the NRSC. On the bright side, because of Rob Jesmer’s incompetence, the GOP has one of the most conservative batches of candidates in a long time: Angle, Buck, Lee, Paul, Rubio, and Toomey — all opposed by the NRSC and supported by Jim DeMint.
As Republicans continue to wonder who would be the best candidate would be in 2012, DeMint is almost always on the right side of issues (and candidates). DeMint / Jindal 2012?

More at Red State

Thursday, August 26, 2010


If you were told that a Muslim cabbie in Manhattan was stabbed by a deranged man over the ground zero mosque, you'd think it'd be a story tailor made for the leftwing media. What story could better demonstrate how that rabid right wing is totally out of control? Matthews and Olbermann should be salivating.

Small problem. The Muslim cabbie is against construction of the mosque and his attacker appears to support it.

Via the New York Post:
...the alleged attacker, Michael Enright, worked with an organization that very much favors the project.

For another, the cabby, Ahmed Sharif, says he's opposed to it -- though Sharif does say that he's worried that debate over the planned project might have played a role in the attack.
Interesting similarity between this incident and the firebombing of the office of Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-MO), huh? The perpetrator was a Carnahan staffer.

h/t to Free Republic


People continue asking why Hillary Clinton is not speaking out about the ground zero mosque but when the Assistant Secretary of State speaks officially, it's as if Clinton is saying the words herself - unless that Assistant is fired. P.J. Crowley appears to be speaking for the State Department, which would mean he's also speaking for Hillary Clinton here. Crowley made news back in May, when he defended Michael Posner, another Assistant Secretary apologized for Arizona to the Chinese. In an awesome exchange, O'Reilly slammed Crowley over it.

Crowley is back, only this time he's defending Ground Zero mosque Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, who said that America has more blood on its hands than al Qaeda. It's a short clip so be sure to watch all the way to the end as Crowley's argument is that Rauf's words were taken out of context. Small problem P.J. There are plenty of clips from Rauf that corroborate this comment.

Via Gateway Pundit

Perhaps Crowley should explain the 30 minute interview Rauf did on Egyptian radio and then try to say it was taken out of context.

More interesting things about Crowley... His bio lists him as being a former member of the Soros-funded / Podesta led Center for American Progress.
Philip J. (P.J.) Crowley previously served as a Senior Fellow and Director of Homeland Security at the Center for American Progress.....

....Prior to joining the Center for American Progress, he served as vice president of the Insurance Information Institute, focusing on strategic industry issues that included the impact of terrorism on commercial insurance in the aftermath of the World Trade Center tragedy.
There was a time when things like this would be scandalous. Now, they just illicit yawns.

h/t to Gateway Pundit

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Ever since 9/11, the mantra fed to the American people has been that Islam is a peaceful religion and that moderates vastly outnumber the radicals. Enter National Review's Andrew McCarthy, who is writing about how the notion of moderate Islam is a consequence of Saudi money flooding into our universities to further Saudi's brand of Islam while aligning with America's left. Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi is an example cited by McCarthy.

Via National Review:
Like Harvard, Georgetown has been purchased into submission by tens of millions of Saudi petrodollars. In its resulting ardor to put Americans at ease about Islam, the university somehow manages to look beyond Qaradawi’s fatwas calling for the killing of American troops in Iraq and for suicide bombings in Israel. Qaradawi, they tell us, is a “moderate.” In fact, as Robert Spencer quips, if you were to say Islam and secularism cannot co-exist, John Esposito, Georgetown’s apologist-in-chief, would call you an Islamophobe; but when Qaradawi says it, no problem — according to Esposito, he’s a “reformist.”
To illustrate this further, McCarthy quotes Qaradawi's own words:
...the call for secularism among Muslims is atheism and a rejection of Islam. Its acceptance as a basis for rule in place of Shari’ah is downright apostasy.
This is a level of hypocrisy the left simply cannot rationalize. It's slapping them in the face but they cannot feel it.

McCarthy continues:
The sad fact, the fact no one wants to deal with but which the Ground Zero mosque debate has forced to the fore, is that Qaradawi is a moderate. So is Feisal Rauf, who endorses the Qaradawi position — the mainstream Islamic position — that sharia is a nonnegotiable requirement.
The left should have woken up a long time ago but as these realities reveal themselves more clearly, it will.

Read it all.

UPDATE: Here's a video of McCarthy opposite an Imam with the NYC Dept of Corrections - a must see. Like Rauf, this Imam won't denounce Hamas as a terrorist organization either:


I almost didn't post this because of the consistently strong language throughout on the part of a far left, unhinged whacko who supports construction of the ground zero mosque. He's not necessarily a whacko for supporting the mosque but he is a certifiable one for cursing out an 83 year-old holocaust survivor who opposes it. If you could encapsulate what is wrong with the left in this country, this should do it. Furthermore, if there's a video clip heavy on profanity that should be shown, it's this one.

Apologies in advance but this one deserves to be posted so you can see how far some of these morons will go to push their vitriol. At one point, this guy even tells the older man that he hadn't learned his lesson.

This nut had the gall to accuse a holocaust survivor of advocating doing to Muslims what Hitler did to the Jews. Obviously lost on him was that the Nazis and the Muslims were on the same side in WWII and shared a common enemy - the Jews.

Via Breitbart


In February of 2010, Ground Zero mosque Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf was heard on an Egyptian radio interview. Former Muslim terrorist, Walid Shoebat discovered the interview and combed through it, translating the Arabic into English and perhaps the most explosive discovery is that, according to Rauf, parts of Barack Obama's 2009 Cairo speech were taken directly from Rauf's book. If so, such a revelation could help to explain why Obama has come out in support of the Cordoba Initiative's desire to build the mosque.

Here is the relevant portion of the transcript, courtesy of Web Today, which also links to the AUDIO of Rauf making this claim. Please take note of a very important point. In the audio clip, you will hear Rauf mistakenly (or was it) refer to the Cairo speech being given by Bush. He appears to have been referring to Obama as the two other people with him appear to correct him by saying, "Obama".
“We have to look at it [as] how to engineer solutions. At the Cordova Initiative we think of ourselves as an engineering shop. Yes. We have an analytical approach. Our work has been that. IN THE BOOK CHAPTER 6, I WROTE ABOUT THIS BLUE PRINT as to WHAT HAS TO BE DONE BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT, what has to be done by the Jewish community, what has to be done by the Christian community, what has to be done by the Muslim community, what has to be done by educators, what has to be done by the media. For example, IN MY BOOK IN THE ARABIC VERSION page 293, what did I write? WHAT ARE THE THINGS THAT THE UNITED STATES NEEDS TO DO. IF YOU EXAMINE THIS CHAPTER YOU WILL FIND THAT THE (OBAMA) SPEECH IN CAIRO WAS ALL TAKEN FROM THIS SECTION [Section 6]. When you do a job that is very complicated. You ask yourself, what have you accomplished. All these problems can be solved but requires the will to solve it. It requires political will, resources and the right focus. The signs of how to go to the moon was known 200 years ago, but the political will and financial will for it happened during 1960-1961. When John Kennedy said that we will send an American to the moon before the end of the 60’s, he established the financial resources and the political will.”
That's not all. How about this excerpt from Rauf's interview, in which he discusses Obama's Cairo speech:
“The speech was wonderful and wise in his choice of words, the Prime Minister of Malaysia after the speech disclosed to me that it is now easy for any president of a Muslim country to establish good relations with America, and I AM NOT GOING TO HIDE FROM YOU THAT ONE OF THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED IN WRITING THE SPEECH, TRANSFERRED ENTIRE PARTS OF MY BOOK ‘A NEW VISION FOR MUSLIMS AND THE WEST’, which he referred to U.S. interests being compatible with top interests of the Muslim world”.
Wouldn't you like to know who Rauf is talking about there? Someone who participated in writing the speech transferred "entire parts" of Rauf's book into that speech?

I found this next excerpt very interesting for a number of reasons:
His (Rauf's) suggestion to Muslims on how to deal with western Christians and Jews was:

“deal with them as one courts a pretty girl he wants to date; stop thinking like a typical Muslim. Then you can engage.”
Might that strategy explain this reaction?

Read it all - Shocking.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


You've likely seen Ron Howard's brother, Clint in different movies, including the Waterboy with Adam Sandler. The former Happy Days star is a well known liberal, probably in the top tier of Hollywood liberals. However, if this ad is any indication of the political persuasion of his brother Clint, we may have a Conservative actor on our hands.

I'm fairly confident that Opie didn't direct this ad.

h/t Gateway Pundit


Obama's latest spiritual advisor, Joel Hunter - pastor of Northland, a Church Distributed in Orlando, FL - has a very suspect track record when it comes to individuals and groups he has chosen to align with. We all know Jeremiah Wright had a problem with the Jews; it came out in his sermons based on Black Liberation Theology. Another Obama spiritual advisor, Jim Wallis, is clearly a marxist. Joel Hunter is the apparent latest in a line of advisors to the president who is anti-Israel.

Ted Shoebat has written an article that outlines much of what makes Hunter (pictured) less than a reputable source for the defense of Obama's Christianity:
His partners in bashing Israel were Muhammad Musri, Steven Engel, and Thomas Wenski. Musri, is the president of The Islamic Society of Central Florida. When Christian convert Rifqa Bary ran away from her Muslim family in order to protect herself from an honor killing, Musri questioned her honesty calling Rifqa "nothing more than a troubled teen" and a "rebellion" caused "by far-right religious groups" to even deny that there’s “no such thing as honor killing in the Koran".

According to the St. Petersburg Times, he declared Arab converts to Christianity were bribed liars “using tales of conversion to get financial backing from evangelical ministries." Musri attended an Islamist event on the theme of "Balancing Civil Liberties and Security" with CAIR members and some of the most extremist Saudi funded Islamists - Zulfiqar Ali Shah of ICNA and MAS and now CEO of the Universal Heritage Foundation in Kissimmee.

Hunter spoke at The Common Word conference sponsored by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal alongside Dr. Ingrid Mattson, President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), an unindicted co-conspirator with Universal Heritage which gave $12 million to Hamas, the biggest fundraising for Hamas in US history.
Remember, bin Talal is the Saudi prince whom then New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani refused to take money from after the 9/11 attacks. Unfortunately, bin Talal is also the second largest shareholder of Fox News's parent company, NewsCorp. I mention that for those who want to scream hypocrisy - for the record, I have a big problem with NewsCorp courting bin Talal. Besides, two wrongs do not a right make.

Perhaps the most eye-opening find from Shoebat has to do with the connection between Hunter and ground zero mosque Imam, Feisal Abdul Rauf:
Joel Hunter was even signatory on the Al-Sahafa article, alongside with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf of Masjid al-Farah in New York City, supporting the “Arab Peace Initiative", agreed by Yasser Arafat, which called for the complete withdrawal from the Syrian Golan Heights. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf (aka Ground Zero Mosque Imam) is the Muslim peace activist who said that the "United States’ policies were an accessory" to 9/11 because "we have been accessory to a lot of innocent lives dying in the world. In fact, in the most direct sense, Osama bin Laden is made in the USA."
It takes a special kind of whacko to be a joint signatory with Rauf, in light of all that we've learned about the latter.

Read it all.

Monday, August 23, 2010


Via Pamela Geller, this audio recording of Feisal Abdul Rauf is getting a lot of play based upon his claim that America has more Muslim blood on its hands than do Muslims who've killed innocent non-Muslims. This is a bald-faced lie when you factor in the murder of Muslims at the hand of Muslims. However, how about the 'N' word used by Rauf? His use of the word was NO different than the context in which Dr. Laura used it. So why isn't he being demonized for it? He's not black, thereby negating any inherent right he has to use it.

Notice how he says he's a friend of Madeline Albright - over the past couple of years - after citing her as a source for proving the United States' murder of Muslims. He also references Michael Moore's 'Fahrenheit 911'.

To hear Feisal use the 'N' word, fast forward to 4:17. Paging Al and Jesse!


While appearing on Fox and Friends on August 23rd, former Muslim terrorist / PLO member Walid Shoebat explained the intentions of Ground Zero mosque Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf as conveyed in countless writings as well as from an Egyptian radio interview. Take note that Shoebat says Rauf communicates in Arabic that he only disagrees with terrorism as a tactic, but shares the same goal as the terrorists. Rauf also talks about advancing his cause through 'peaceful means'. Again, peace is not an end in and of itself. Rauf wants to use it as a means to further his agenda.

Time to wake up, folks. No, really.


Yeah, this guy again. Rep. Phil Hare (D-IL) was confronted by a constituent this past April who asked him to point to the part of the Constitution that says the government can mandate that its citizens must purchase health insurance. The money quote was that he 'doesn't worry about the Constitution'. That leads to this latest video, in which another citizen confronts Hare about the same subject. Hare rolls his eyes tries to ignore the man only to admit that matters relative to the constitutionality of the health care bill equates to 'silly stuff'.

Also, listen for the man who questions Hare about being a socialist. Hare pleads ignorance in response. There's a small problem with that defense - Hare was listed on the Democratic Socialists of America newsletter in 2009, along with 69 other congressional Democrats - as a member of their caucus.

Via Gateway Pundit

Here is the video of Hare in April that went viral.


It's been known for quite some time that Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is the second largest shareholder of Fox News's parent company, Newscorp. Many conservatives have had a problem with this relationship when considering bin Talal's ties to groups like Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). Now it's been learned that bin Talal has funded the ground zero mosque Imam's projects. It stands to reason that Fox loses the high ground with respect to indignation about Talal being connected to Feisal Abdul Rauf.

VIa the AP:
Indeed, as none other than Rupert Murdoch's New York Post reported last May, the Kingdom Foundation, al-Waleed's personal charity, has donated a total of $305,000 to Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow, a leadership and networking project sponsored jointly by two of Rauf's organizations, the American Society for Muslim Advancement and the Cordoba Initiative. Al-Waleed owns a 7 percent, $2.3 billion stake in News Corporation. Likewise, News Corporation owns a 9 percent, $70 million stake — purchased in February — in Rotana, Al-Waleed's Saudi media conglomerate. Put another way: Rupert Murdoch and Fox News are in business, to the tune of billions of dollars, with one of the "Terror Mosque Imam's" principal patrons.
To say it would be hypocritical for Fox News Brass to highlight bin Talal's relationship with Rauf would be an understatement but how about the talent? No one on Fox has been more critical of Rauf than Hannity. I don't think Hannity has any ties to bin Talal because the latter is the second largest shareholder of Hannity's parent company. Were Hannity, for example, to take a stand and walk away from Fox because of this relationship, it might be cutting off his nose to spite his face.

Back in May, when the Gaza flotilla was in the news, Think Progress used Beck's words against him as Beck made reference to Giuliani refusing to accept bin Talal's money after 9/11. Again, by leaving, Beck might be doing the same thing - no message would get out. That Beck may have looked somewhat foolish in pointing out this fact in light of his employer's relationship with Talal, it's the relationship between bin Talal and Newscorp that should be the issue. It should be Newscorp that is made to look foolish as they are putting their hosts in very tight spots.

In fact, the more these hosts engage in the debate, the more they should be commended for potentially going against the corporate grain - Hannity in particular. Besides, I'll bet if you uncover the funding of the likes of those other networks, it'd be a bit uglier.

More on the Newscorp. / bin Talal relationship HERE and HERE.

h/t to Mike in Midland

Sunday, August 22, 2010


As Americans debate whether or not a mosque should be built two blocks away from ground zero in a building damaged by the landing gear from one of the planes, Muslims are already meeting in the old Burlington Coat Factory building for Islamic prayers. What would it take for this to be viewed as a political statement? The mosque isn't even a mosque yet and Muslims are already showing up as if it were? What's wrong with their normal mosques?

Via Verum Serum


In much the same way that experiencing Jimmy Carter gave rise to Ronald Reagan, the economic theories of John Maynard Keynes are clearly causing people to turn and run to the likes of Friedrich A. Hayek and Milton Friedman. Their stock is rising with the American people while Keynes's moronic ideas are once again being proven to be just that. What's utterly amazing is that people actually try them again and again, like socialism, despite repeated failures.

First up is Milton Friedman discussing 'The Lesson of the Pencil' - h/t to Jawa

Here's Hayek from 1985

F.A. Hayek Interviewed By John O'Sullivan from FEE on Vimeo.


There are some extremely disturbing reports coming out about the lone juror in the Blagojevich trial who prevented the former Illinois governor from being convicted on all but 1 of 24 counts. If you thought something stunk about this trial before, just wait. Some of the facts / claims / unanswered questions about that lone juror - her name is Jo Ann Chiakulas - make U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald look pathetic, regardless of virtually any way you look at it.

One fact about Chiakulas is that she used to be a counselor with the Chicago Urban League. That's potentially important because one of the people reportedly offered by Team Obama to Blagojevich as a possible candidate for the Senate seat was Cheryle Jackson, according to the previously redacted portion of Blagojevich's motion to subpoena Obama - a motion Judge Zagel denied. Spefically, item #19 in the motion points to a conversation between Rahm Emanuel and Barack Obama in the president-elect's car on December 7th, 2008 in which Emanuel said he suggested Cheryle Jackson as candidate E.
[President’s Chief of Staff] suggested they might need an expanded list to possibly include names of African Americans that came out of the business world. [President’s Chief of Staff] thought he suggested Senate Candidate E who was the head of the Urban League and with President’s Chief of Staff’s suggestion." (President’s Chief of Staff, 302, 12-20-08).
Both Jackson and Chiakulas worked at the Chicago Urban League, though Chiakulas left before Jackson got there. Did they know each other? If so, how well? HERE is a link to the audio / transcript of a call between Blagojevich and his Chief of Staff John Harris on December 4th, 2008 (Sessions 1334 & 1335) in which Blago makes clear his feelings about Cheryle Jackson, who also used to be his Communications Director.

Ace of Spades has done a lot of work on this one, posting a link to Juror Profiles that appeared on ABC News 7's website. HERE is Chiakulas's - also known as 'Juror 106' - profile.

Something else that should be cleared up, and fast. Big Hat Tip to Beachwood Reporter for this one. On June 4th, the Chicago News Cooperative reported that 'Juror 106' was not going to make the jury because of her having worked for the wife of Jesse Jackson Jr. at one time:
Jurors No. 106 and No. 126 won’t make the cut. No. 106 said she worked as a precinct captain to Sandi Jackson, the wife of Democratic Representative Jesse Jackson Jr., who has been subpoenaed by the defense. The woman brought out the heartiest chuckle from the courtroom crowd yesterday when Zagel asked if she had recalled seeing either Rod or Patti Blagojevich on television and she said that she had seen Patti on a reality show, “something about bugs.” The juror was referring to Patti’s appearance on NBC’s “I’m a Celebrity, Get me Out of Here.”
Incidentally, no one came off looking worse in this trial than Jesse Jackson Jr.

However, Blago-Report identified Juror #102 as the one who worked for Sandi Jackson. That said, take note of what they had to say about Juror #106 (Chiakulas) and Blagojevich's reaction to her during the selection process:
Juror #102 seemed rather eager to be on the jury and emphasized what a fair person she could be. Blagojevich was vigorously nodding while she was talking, and watching intently (as opposed to his usual head bowed, taking notes posture he adopted during most of the interviews). Her eagerness might make her a volatile juror for both sides, and the positive things that Blagojevich liked might make her a candidate for a peremptory challenge by the prosecution. Blagojevich also seemed to like juror #106—who did community work—and she could be another candidate for a prosecution dismissal.
So Chiakulas was identified as a candidate likely to get the boot way back in early June, huh? It should have been rather obvious then - and beyond obvious now - that she shouldn't have been on that jury.

One last thing.

Blagojevich told ABC's Brian Ross that the Feds were squeezing him for information about bigger fish, seeming to imply that Fitzgerald was looking for dirt on Obama. Why should we believe Blago about that when the one charge he was convicted of was lying to the Feds? In any case, if that's true, it doesn't line up with how the trial played out.

If Fitzgerald wanted to get to Obama, why didn't they call Tony Rezko to the stand? I've said it before and I'll say it again. Something really stinks about this trial and when it comes to Obama and his administration, EVERYTHING fell their way. Now ask yourself if Blago is being honest here.

UPDATE: Upon seeing the conflict between the account of Daniel Libit at the Chicago News Cooperative - that Juror #106 once worked for Sandi Jackson - and Blago-Report's claim that it was Juror #102 that worked for Jackson, I emailed Libit asking him if he is standing by his claim. Here is a copy of his response:
Ben -

I am led to believe that those other accounts are correct. Will be correcting the blog item ASAP.



On Aug 22, 2010, at 1:14 PM, Ben Barrack wrote:

On June 4th, you wrote that Juror #106 worked for Sandi Jackson, wife of Jesse Jackson Jr. That juror - Jo Ann Chiakulas - is the one who held out and got Blago off of all but one charge.

Do you stand by that? Other accounts say that distinction belonged to Juror #102 and that Chiakulas never worked for Sandi Jackson.
When listening to today's broadcast from my show archives, please keep this development in mind.

HERE is the link to Libit's original story.

Saturday, August 21, 2010


Keep the timeline in mind here as it is very important. Islamic jihadist Nidal Malik Hasan killed fourteen people on November 5th, 2009 at Fort Hood. In January of 2010, the Report of the DOD Independent Review came out. Nowhere in that report were the words, 'Muslim', 'Islam', or 'Jihad' mentioned. However, in fairness to the bureaucrats who compiled it while on OUR CLOCK, a reference was cited in which the word 'Islamic' was used. Here is the relevant quote:
Researchers and intelligence professionals have been actively engaged in identifying trends in this domain, particularly since September 11, 2001 .
HERE is the reference:
22 Paul K . Davis and Kim Cragin, eds . Social Science for Counterterrorism. (2009); Carol Dyer, Ryan E . McCoy, Joel Rodriguez, and Donald N . Van Duyn . “Countering Violent Islamic Extremism .”
Aside from that, no mention of the origin of our enemy.

Fast forward to August, 20th, 2010 and the DOD Review of that report. It is twenty-three pages and while the word 'terrorism' is used, there is NO USE of the words, 'Islam', 'Muslim', or 'Jihad' in this report either. Apparently, this review was intended to take the results of the January 'report' and outline actionable courses of action relative to that report.


Useless crap. Here is an example:
DoD Instruction (DoDI) 1304.28 (Guidance for the Appointment of Chaplains for the MIlitary Departments) provides the Department with broad authority to deny recognition to individuals as ecclesiastical endorsers while also ensuring the ability of military members to exercise freedom of religion. Although this policy is appropriate, the Department will review and update existing policy to ensure effective implementation, including periodic reviews of religious organizations seeking to endorse religious ministry professionals as military chaplains.
Seriously, why couldn't they say that based on the fact that Nidal Malik Hasan gunned down fourteen Americans in the name of Islam, the DoD will increase skepticism of the Islamic faith?

More at KWTX


I continue to be utterly amazed at why people support Newt Gingrich. He's supported Cap & Trade, he supported liberal in Republican clothing, Dede Scozzafava over Doug Hoffman, he admitted to Hannity that the talk show host was right about Obama before the 2008 elections and that he (Gingrich) was wrong - although, to Gingrich's credit, it was refreshing to see a politician admit to being wrong. Now it appears that the former House Speaker, once a confirmed speaker at the 9/11 protest of the Ground Zero mosque, is backing out.

Via the Hill:
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) will not be addressing a protest of the proposed mosque in lower Manhattan on the anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

The organizers of the rally, Stop Islamization of America and Freedom Defense Initiative, announced Gingrich as one of the event’s confirmed speakers on the Web last weekend.
Why? Check out this lame excuse; it would make leftwing wackos like Howard Dean blush over the inconsistencies and contradictions:
...a spokesman for Gingrich, a possible 2012 presidential candidate, told The Hill that the former leader of the House had never confirmed his appearance. Instead, one of Gingrich’s staff had agreed to send a video message from him to be shown at the Sept. 11 rally.

That has since been canceled.

“The confusion is at least partially our fault,” said Joe DeSantis, a spokesman for Gingrich. “A staff member mistakenly promised a video message, though not an appearance. However, we are not sending a video. We informed them earlier this week.”
There is AT LEAST one lie in there - possibly more. The truth is that Newt Gingrich is a political coward and has no business being a candidate for president in 2012.

Unlike Gingrich, a Dutch politician is bucking the advice of his colleagues in The Netherlands not to attend the protest.
The Dutch politician's outspoken criticism of Islam has generated scores of death threats over the years and he lives under 24-hour security protection. The British government prohibited him from entering the country in February 2009, a ban later overturned following an appeal by Wilders. And the politician is currently on trial on hate-speech charges in the Netherlands, where he has called the Koran a "fascist book."

"I will go to New York and say what I want there,” Wilders told Dutch media. “Nobody will stop me. No mosque at Ground Zero!”
Gingrich has proven once and for all that he does not have the political courage to be president in these very serious times. This is his Neville Chamberlain moment.

Read it all.

Friday, August 20, 2010


You know things are getting bad for the left when Keith Olbermann and Howard Dean go at each other. This is akin to Alien v. Predator. If you're on the right, you find yourself agreeing with Dean's side but in true extreme leftwing wacko fashion, he has a way of agreeing with 65% of the American people while identifying some of them as racists, dismissing them from the debate. This is how he explains being so out of phase with Olbmermann?

It's an interesting tactic; it's almost like an attempted hostile takeover of the debate. Demonize those you can't stand agreeing with and seize their position.


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Brigitte Gabriel, former victim of Islamic extremism in Lebanon, appeared on Hannity's television show and practically did everything but state Obama is a Muslim. It doesn't take much to read between the lines here. The narrative that Obama is indeed Muslim is bolstered as a matter of fact when you couple his background with Islamic law.

This is not new either. Daniel Pipes stated as much well before Obama was elected:
Obama's Kenyan birth father: In Islam, religion passes from the father to the child. Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. (1936–1982) was a Muslim who named his boy Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. Only Muslim children are named "Hussein".
Here's the problem. In the eyes of Islam, Obama is a Muslim. Obama insists he is a Christian. However, in order to be a Christian, there must be a conversion from Islam. He has not admitted to that conversion.

A counter example would be the testimony of Walid Shoebat, a former Muslim terrorist who converted to Christianity.

As this reality continues to sink in with people, look for people like Gabriel to continue to get more air time.

Via Gateway Pundit


Possibly the most powerful consequence that would result from Republicans gaining a majority in the House would come out of the Committee on Government Oversight and Reform. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) is the ranking member but is essentially on the minority leash, able to bark about corruption and stonewalls but unable to bite with a subpoena pen. Even at that, the media establishment is running interference for the administration, which only serves to prevent his bark from stirring up other dogs.

All of that would effectively change with a Republican majority in the House. Issa, clearly a bulldog when it comes to his willingness to hold the Obama White House accountable to blatant red flags, would become chairman of this very powerful committee and is pledging to use his subpoena pen on several fronts.

I've written about this prospect HERE but as the days continue to count down, Issa has already gotten the Obama administration to back off of its road sign stimulus propaganda - a clear signal that this administration is well aware of what Issa might do.

Here is a video released by the Republicans on Issa's committee:

National Review conducted an interview with Issa about what we can expect should he become chairman and the title is, "You'll Get Served":
“You will get oversight where now you don’t,” Issa observes. “[In the minority,] I try to create public awareness about my questions so that I can try to get at least partial answers. Without press coverage, however, it is hard to get heat onto members. The administration often simply does not respond.” With subpoena power, the stakes change. Republicans, he predicts, “may not have to use it, but when [investigative targets] know that you can, it makes them attempt to give you an answer.”

Rep. Dan Burton, the Indiana Republican who chaired the oversight committee during the Clinton years, says if Issa becomes chairman, his investigations will most likely face intense opposition. “From my past experience, I know that [White House chief-of-staff] Rahm Emanuel, in particular, will do whatever is necessary to put pressure on the chairman,” he says. “[Emanuel] was part of a group in the Clinton White House that looked into everything that I had done since I was in high school to try and get me off of Clinton’s back. If [Issa] is aggressive — as I’m sure he will be — he should be prepared to get hit.”
The fact that the Obama administration is already backing off the road sign propaganda campaign says they know Issa is onto something. If he wasn't, why would they pull back.

h/t to Hot Air

Thursday, August 19, 2010


The title of my latest post over at Big Peace is 'Pelosi Spits on the Graves of her Protectors'. It focuses on the target of United Flight 93 on 9/11, which was likely the U.S. Capitol, the building where Nancy Pelosi works. Her words about calling for an investigation into those who oppose the ground zero mosque struck a nerve.
The target of Islamic hijackers aboard United flight 93 on September 11th, 2001 was depicted in a 2006 film as being the United States capitol building. Investigations after the plane crashed into a Pennsylvania field pointed to a high probability that the place where 535 elected officials – including Nancy Pelosi – are charged with working for the American people, backed up that depiction.

At the time, the current House Speaker was a member of Congress; just one month later, she was voted House minority whip by her colleagues – a position that would have come with a drastically new set of priorities had the Capitol building been successfully hit by America’s Islamic enemy. Lives were saved by a cross-section of Americans she has demonstrated contempt for today.

Then on January 3rd, 2003 Pelosi recorded two firsts in American history. In addition to being the first woman sworn in as House minority leader, she became the first woman to be nominated for Speaker of the House.

After the 2006 elections, Pelosi achieved yet another milestone, becoming the first woman ever elected as Speaker of the House. The form of government that allowed her to become all of these things was defended by middle class Americans on September 11th. The building that houses the chamber she currently leads was protected from attack as a result.

Todd Beamer, the passenger who famously rallied the others with the words, “Let’s Roll” was one such middle class American who worked in the private sector. He was an account executive on a business trip and his words also rallied a nation. His actions directly contributed to the protection of the symbol of our legislative branch of government from harm at the hands of America’s Islamic enemy.

Fast forward nearly nine years to August 17th, 2010. In the midst of...
Read it all over at Big Peace.

Watching this video, posted by Sun Tzu inspired the idea for the column.


Fred Grimm, writer for the Miami Herald has identified the black pastor of the World Wide Christian Center in Pompano Beach, FL - approx. 40 miles north of Miami - of being a bigot. He does so while seeming to give Dozier credit for coming up with the formula for the outrage surrounding the ground zero mosque, instead of attempting to understand the root cause of growing sentiment.

In 2006, Dozier (pictured) led an effort to prevent a mosque from being built in his church's neighborhood. While the similarities between that effort and the one on a much bigger stage in New York City are obvious, Grimm seems to go a bit further, intimating that Dozier may be partially responsible.

Via the Herald:
Dozier's bigoted sentiments have been resurrected, though this time by mainstream politicians over a proposed Islamic community center two blocks from the site of the fallen World Trade Center. Leaders like Sarah Palin, John McCain and professed political intellectual Newt Gingrich argue that their objections have to do with the project's proximity to the 9/11 site, but their statements about Islam sound discomfitingly familiar to anyone who remembers O'Neal Dozier's ugly turn in 2006. Pompano Beach, by the way, is about 1,250 miles from the World Trade Center site.

And Dozier-like characterizations of Muslims have been erupting these past few months in other places far from New York City. In Temecula, Calif., protesters against a new mosque carried signs demanding ``No More Mosques in America'' and ``No Rights for Mosques'' and ``Mosques are Monuments to Terrorism.''
I spoke to Dozier about this article and he expressed mild surprise at Grimm's take. "I think he's giving me far too much credit," Dozier said. He also said he wasn't contacted by Grimm for the article but was more than willing to give his take.

Perhaps Grimm was afraid of Dozier convincing him of his side. If he talked to him, he might learn the meanings of three Islamic terms that should cause him pause: muruna, taqiyya, and kitman. HERE is a link to Dozier's website.

Read it all.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Where to begin, where to begin. The relevant quotes thirty-three years later just rolled off of Friedman's tongue. Whether it's the notion that no man spends another man's money better than he spends his own or the underlying theme of 'the road to hell is paved with good intentions', Friedman got it. He also had the interviewer eating out of the palm of his hand, in spite of what that interviewer may have intended.

There are just some arguments that cannot be argued. Friedman delivers one here.

h/t to Jawa


On August 17th, Hannity revealed that sources told him that Rahm Emanuel spent the entire weekend calling Democrats to plead with them not to come out publicly against the ground zero mosque, presumably because of how damaging it was for his party when Harry Reid did just that. There appears to be one very prominent Democrat pre-disposed to screaming that Emanuel was either unable to contact or unable to convince.........Howard Dean?

Via Breitbart

Here's Hannity talking about Emanuel's begging of Democrats.


Calls for an investigation into the funding of the extremely suspect Ground Zero mosque Imam, Feisal Abdul Rauf have been ignored repeatedly. Despite strong evidence that Rauf may be funded by nefarious sources and that he personally has connections to nefarious Islamic groups, those responsible for spearheading such an investigation have decided it's not warranted. However, now House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has stood up - to defend Rauf by calling for an investigation into the funding of those who oppose the mosque.

If the United States would have actually identified an enemy after 9/11, Pelosi would be aiding and abetting it by all clear standards. This is actually a new low even for her. HERE is the link to the Washington Times article.

Back on August 10th, I compared Michael Bloomberg to French traitor Philippe Petain. We can now make the same comparison with Nancy Pelosi.

Via Big Peace, Pelosi's words as heard on KCBS Radio in San Francisco:

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


A huge part of the controversy over the ground zero mosque and the Imam leading the effort - Feisal Abdul Rauf - has to do with where the funding is coming from. As this story continues to get legs, the Democratic Senatorial candidate for Obama's old seat may have to answer for some similarly disturbing sources.

Via Weekly Standard:
The timing of all of this couldn’t be worse for Illinois Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias who faces questions of his own regarding who is funding his campaign. Take Mohammed Sahloul for example, who contributed $1,000 to the Giannoulias campaign on June 22.

Sahloul is the former president of the Mosque Foundation, a Bridgeview mosque that has numerous links to terrorist organizations. The Mosque Foundation contributed roughly $400,000 to four Islamic charities that were later shut down by the federal government for links to terrorism. According to the Chicago Tribune, the organizations receiving funds were: the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, the Benevolence International Foundation, the Islamic American Relief Agency, and Global Relief Foundation.
So in addition to some very questionable dealings between Alexi's bank and Tony Rezko, it appears he's taken money from Islamic groups tied to terrorism. Kinda makes Alvin Greene look better, doesn't it?

h/t to Lucianne


Joe Dan Media has a new song with a video. Titled 'Culture of Corruption', it features your favorite disgusting elite politicians. You'll see Rangel dance and sleep on the beach; you'll see Barney, Nancy, Harry, Barry, Dodd, and company in all of their shameless glory. We have another musician on the right side.

Via Joe Dan Media

h/t to Flopping Aces


We are witnessing a phenomenon on the left unfold daily at this point. Keith Olbermann is the perfect case study, reflecting a level of self-loathing that clear thinking people simply cannot relate to. Enter Keith Olbermann who is displaying overt appeasement for all to see, saying that if the ground zero mosque is prevented from being built, it will be the first step toward the next holocaust.

Via NewsBusters:
MSNBC host Keith Olbermann delivered a "Special Comment" in which he invoked Nazi Germany and suggested that blocking construction of a mosque near Ground Zero could be the first of a "thousand steps" toward another holocaust. He also suggested a moral equivalence between the Islamic Empire’s conquests and America’s expansion into the lands of Native Americans as he attempted to discredit former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s concerns about the choice of "Cordoba House" as the original name planned for the mosque as being intentionally symbolic of a Muslim victory at Ground Zero.
Almost inexplicably, Olbermann used the very famous words of Martin Niemoller to defend his argument; that argument is apparently that Muslims are the ones being persecuted, or at least in great danger of being persecuted.
"They came first for the communists and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a communist. Then they came for the trade unionists and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. And then they came for me and by that time, no one was left to speak up."
Olbermann then reveals the premise for his bringing up Niemoller:
He witnessed persecution; he acquiesced to it. He ultimately fell victim to it. He had been a German World War I hero, then a conservative who welcomed the fall of German democracy and the rise of Hitler, and he had few qualms about the beginning of the Holocaust until he himself was arrested for supporting it insufficiently.

Niemoller’s confessional warning came first in a speech in Frankfurt in January 1946 – eight months after he had been liberated by American troops. He had been detained at Tyrol, Sachsen-hausen, and Dachau for seven years.
Two very important things lost on Olbermann are that the Muslims allied with Hitler in WWII out of mutual hatred for the Jews. If the Muslims still carry that hatred - and they do - it would necessarily be Olbermann who is in danger of being the legitimate target of his own criticism. He would be the quintessential example of who Niemoller was talking about.

Olbermann has a bad case of projection mixed with Stockholm Syndrome.

Read it all.

Monday, August 16, 2010


This is perhaps the leading candidate for the most surreal story of the decade. South Carolina Democratic nominee for Senate, Alvin Greene keeps lowering the bar on himself. As if it wasn't bad enough that his indictment for showing porn to a minor was issued last week, perhaps his reaction to a reporter who arrived at his house to get a comment is worse. After being greeted by Greene's brother, the reporter came back after candidate Greene turned him away at the door.

As the reporter was talking to Greene's brother in the front lawn, you could hear candidate Greene howling "GOOOOOOOO! GOOOOOO!" Watch for yourself and see if you think Greene might have a career as a soccer announcer if this Senate gig doesn't work out.

Via HapBlog


This video is in two parts and totals sixty minutes long but definitely worth the watch. It's from a documentary in which Alinsky discusses Community Organizing with a group of young Canadians known as the Company of Young Canadians (CYC) who were obviously trying to pick Alinsky's brain in order to best apply his tactics. Be sure to watch while keeping in mind that Alinsky is Barack Obama's ideological hero. Take note that Alinsky tells one of the Canadians that it is necessary to organize from a point of deep anger.

Listen too as Saul says you have to be a "structured, unstructured person". Boy, does that describe Obama!

Also, take note at the 23:00 mark in Part 1. Alinsky, slightly agitated, appears to begin waving his middle finger in the face of the student with whom he's debating a point - the camera even zooms in on it. If you look carefully, Alinsky even looks at it as if to see how well it was working. Then try to think about how many times Obama has been caught featuring his middle finger at interesting times.

One more thing before watching the video that bears repeating. For those eager to change horses and take Hillary over Obama, there's not much difference between the two or their affinity for Uncle Saul.

Via New Zeal:

Here's Part 2. Here, I find irony at about the 4:20 mark when Saul chastises someone for expecting the Community Organizers to do all the work on his behalf while he does nothing. Hmmmm. Sounds like an argument for capitalism.

Another exchange worth watching occurs at the 22:20 mark. A young Indian charges Alinsky with not having much love for people. Saul didn't like it and responded that he's got more love than the Indian because he's "willing to go out and get corrupted for it."

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