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

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Anonymous blogger Ulsterman has posted another interview with the alleged 'White House Insider' (WHI) and if true, as has been the case with previous entries, the claims are beyond explosive. Anyone with a modicum of objectivity knows the media favored Obama during the 2008 campaign but this behind-the-scenes look - again, if legitimate - perfectly illustrates how it happened.

Via News Flavor:
Ulsterman: Back to 2008…the campaign. You want to talk about the campaign. Why?

Insider: Not so much the campaign, but the media’s role. The media – what I saw happen around me with the media. Never seen anything like it before. It was great…at the time it was great. Made all our jobs a helluva lot easier, right? We would literally give the media a script and they would follow it. It would come from on high down to me and all the others who were doing the same thing I was, and then I just passed it along to this reporter or this news producer or whatever and watch them repeat it. They just took it and ran with it over and over again – no questions asked.

Ulsterman: You hinted at that in our very first interview. Something along the lines of showing favoritism to certain media – allowing them access to Obama for supportive reporting.

Insider: Yeah – yeah that was part of it. But there was more of that at the beginning, the very beginning, and then we didn’t even have to do that anymore. There came a time, I don’t know exactly when, it just kind of evolved I guess, when basically, the media was coming to us saying how can we help? What can we do for you? Not literally saying it, but…you know, the meaning was easy enough to pick up on. I would come into a city – they know I’m with the campaign, and they would literally kiss my ass. I mean kiss my –expletive- ass. It was all very much “what can we do for Obama?” That was all they seemed to care about – helping Barack Obama. I was there 24 or 48 hours ahead of the Senator, or the First Lady, or somebody else high up in the campaign, and literally able to tell these people what to say, how to report on the arrival – I mean create the image from the ground up before any of them had arrived. I have never seen anything like it. Never – no candidate has ever been given such favoritism by the media. Like I said, at the time it was fantastic. I was in the entourage of a –expletive- political god. Looking back now…it was, it was…not right. It wasn’t right. A campaign should not have that kind of…it shouldn’t be that easy. There’s a danger to that. I didn’t want to admit it then, but I sure as hell realize it now.

Ulsterman: How do you mean “danger”? What’s the danger?

Insider: The danger is that there was almost no media to put this candidate through the lens. No media to ask questions that normally would be asked of anybody running for office. So now we got more and more of us looking back at the last two years asking ourselves, “Who the hell is this guy? What the –expletive- did we do putting him in the White House?”
The entire interview is definitely worth the read. WHI points to David Plouffe as the person to come up with the strategy of using the media to announce Obama's use of Secret Service much earlier than any previous candidate in the past to exploit white guilt; the Obama campaign told the media they wanted to go against McCain in the general and it happened.

Read it all.


You know it's bad when a very liberal website calls for Hillary Clinton to step down from her role as Secretary of State because of the Wikileaks cables. While the leaked documents may be damaging to the United States, they may also lead to the downfall of Hillary Clinton at a time when many have been seeing her stock rise toward a challenge to Barack Obama in 2012.

Via Slate:
To be fair to Clinton, she isn't the first secretary of state to issue cables telling U.S. foreign service officers to spy on other diplomats. According to the leaked diplomatic cables, Condoleezza Rice likewise instructed State Department diplomats to collect such intelligence, and I wouldn't be surprised if previous secretaries of state encouraged if not instructed their diplomats to push information-collection all the way to intelligence-gathering.

But what makes Clinton's sleuthing unique is the paper trail that documents her spying-on-their-diplomats-with-our-diplomat orders, a paper trail that is now being splashed around the world on the Web and printed in top newspapers. No matter what sort of noises Clinton makes about how the disclosures are "an attack on America" and "the international community," as she did today, she's become the issue. She'll never be an effective negotiator with diplomats who refuse to forgive her exuberances, and even foreign diplomats who do forgive her will still regard her as the symbol of an overreaching United States. Diplomacy is about face, and the only way for other nations to save face will be to give them Clinton's scalp.
The Slate piece closes with this assessment:
There is no way that the new WikiLeaks leaks don't leave Hillary Clinton holding the smoking gun. The time for her departure may come next week or next month, but sooner or later, the weakened and humiliated secretary of state will have to pay.
If Hillary is shamed out of being Secretary of State, how on earth can she still be an effective president?

h/t to Hot Air


After the latest round of Wikileaks cables were released this past weekend, we saw what many are calling the 'unvarnished truth.' The latest batch of documents are certainly the most revealing. There were two things in particular that caught my attention. One was Saudi Arabia's pleading with the United States to attack Iran and the other was the concern on the part of U.S. diplomats that Islamism in the Turkish government is on the rise. Such a reality would indeed be dangerous because of the potential resurrection of the Ottoman Empire.

I began thinking of the predictions of former Muslim terrorist and PLO / Muslim Brotherhood member, Walid Shoebat. He has been sounding alarms and making predictions for years and the Wikileaks cables bolster them.

Posted at Big Peace:

For years now, conventional wisdom has been that when Iran gains access to nuclear weapons, Israel will be in the gravest danger. With the latest Wikileaks document dump, that conventional wisdom may prove as useful as conventional weapons in a nuclear world.

While Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been threatening to wipe Israel off the map and denying the holocaust, Saudi King Abdullah was aggressively lobbying the United States to strike Iran while exhorting Americans to “cut off the head of the snake” according to leaked documents.

Why would Saudi Arabia want to prevent Iran from attacking Israel? The answer is that it doesn’t. It wants to prevent Iran from attacking Saudi Arabia. The rarely discussed reality is that Iran may just loathe the House of Saud for its historically cozy oil dealings with the west and its treatment of Shiite Muslims more than it hates Israel. In their eyes, Saudi Arabia is committing national apostasy and in Islam, being an apostate is worse than being an infidel or non-believer.

Another piece to the Islamic jigsaw puzzle involves Turkey, which has been aligning with Iran in recent years. The Wikileaks cables show American diplomats’ high level of concern over Turkey’s trend toward Islamist rule and even the neo-Ottoman visions of its Foreign Minister. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan heads the Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP) which advocates Islamist governance. Turkey is also ground zero for the Ottoman Empire, an Islamic Caliphate that was disbanded in 1924, after World War I.....
Read it all.

Monday, November 29, 2010


The man allegedly responsible for getting hundreds of thousands of top secret military and diplomatic cables into the hands of Wikileaks is an openly gay man named Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is currently in military custody. Manning served as an Army Intelligence Analyst in Iraq and was able to secretly download the documents in question by burning them to a CD labeled 'Lady Gaga' and subsequently walk out with it.

Via The Guardian:
The US military believes it knows where the leak originated. A soldier, Bradley Manning, 22, has been held in solitary confinement for the last seven months and is facing a court martial in the new year. The former intelligence analyst is charged with unauthorised downloads of classified material while serving on an army base outside Baghdad. He is suspected of taking copies not only of the state department archive, but also of video of an Apache helicopter crew gunning down civilians in Baghdad, and hundreds of thousands of daily war logs from military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

It was childishly easy, according to the published chatlog of a conversation Manning had with a fellow-hacker. "I would come in with music on a CD-RW labelled with something like 'Lady Gaga' … erase the music … then write a compressed split file. No one suspected a thing ... [I] listened and lip-synched to Lady Gaga's Telephone while exfiltrating possibly the largest data spillage in American history." He said that he "had unprecedented access to classified networks 14 hours a day 7 days a week for 8+ months".
The International Business Times has more on Manning:
Bradley Manning is a 23-year-old U.S. Army private who was working in Iraq as an army intelligence analyst when he was arrested in May this year. He was enlisted in the US Army in 2007. Half-British and half-American, he was born in a small town in Oklahoma. His parents divorced in 2001 and he went back to the UK with his mother where he attended secondary school in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire.

He posted on his Facebook page jokes about 'military intelligence' being an oxymoron. He also wrote: "Bradley Manning is not a piece of equipment." Manning is openly gay and has been active in gay rights movements.
Manning has been described variously by fellow students as a "computer geek", "hot-headed", and an "introvert". He has been under a suicide watch since his arrest.

Before his arrest he had posted on his page disillusioned comment like he didn’t "have anything left" and was "beyond frustrated". A Telegraph report pointed out that he appeared to sink into depression after a relationship break-up.
Here is a gay man who has done untold damage to the United States and could quite possibly be responsible for an International crisis ostensibly because of a bad relationship while we debate whether 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' should be repealed.

h/t Gateway Pundit


Secretary of State Hillary Clinton once infamously admitted to having a lot of 'baggage.' Now she can add some more as one of the things revealed by the latest Wikileaks document dump is that Hillary instructed U.S. Diplomats to spy on other countries while in her current position as head of the State Department. This document dump is likely going to be devastating to the United States and while documents also showed Condoleezza Rice had issued similar directives, Hillary, unlike Rice, is still on the job and will have to deal with the fallout.

Via Der Spiegel:
The US State Department gave its diplomats instructions to spy on other countries' representatives at the United Nations, according to a directive signed by Hillary Clinton. Diplomats were told to collect information about e-mail accounts, credit cards and passwords, among other things.

US diplomats are alleged to have been asked by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to spy on the diplomats of other countries at the United Nations. That was the purpose of the "National Humint Collection Directive," which has been seen by SPIEGEL. The document was signed by Clinton and came into force on July 31, 2009.
It remains to be seen what this will mean for Clinton. Many have speculated about a 2012 presidential run to challenge Obama but these latest revelations may just, at minimum, render her toothless as Secretary of State and at maximum, serve as the impetus for her exodus.

h/t to Gateway Pundit


There is a touch of irony that leaked documents which show U.S. government concern over Turkey were released on Thanksgiving weekend but the concern over that country is more than a little warranted. A point of curiosity is why the U.S. concern about Turkey becoming increasingly Islamist has been such a secret. Ever since 2002, when the AKP (Islamist) Party began making huge gains in the Turkish government, Islamist influence inside that government has been growing substantially.

Via Der Spiegel:
The US diplomats' verdict on the NATO partner with the second biggest army in the alliance is devastating. The Turkish leadership is depicted as divided, and Erdogan's advisers, as well as Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, are portrayed as having little understanding of politics beyond Ankara.

The Americans are also worried about Davutoglu's alleged neo-Ottoman visions. A high-ranking government adviser warned in discussions, quoted by the US diplomats, that Davutoglu would use his Islamist influence on Erdogan, describing him as "exceptionally dangerous." According to the US document, another adviser to the ruling AKP party remarked, probably ironically, that Turkey wanted "to take back Andalusia and avenge the defeat at the siege of Vienna in 1683."
People like former Muslim terrorist Walid Shoebat have been sounding the alarm over Turkey for many years for this very reason. Back in March of this year, Shoebat explained in great detail why Turkey's move toward Islamism is so potentially dangerous. The Ottoman Empire was disbanded in 1924 and the vacuum was filled when the Muslim Brotherhood was created in 1928. The Muslim Brotherhood umbrella has many Islamic groups under it that are currently operating in the United States. Among them are the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Muslim Students Association (MSA), and many others.

The country known today as Turkey was ground zero for the Ottoman Empire and its reimplementation would mean the end of Islamic nation states - all would be part of the monolithic Caliphate centered in Turkey.

Shoebat (pictured) appears to have another one of his arguments bolstered related to Saudi Arabia and Iran. He has long maintained that he thinks it highly likely Iran would attack Saudi Arabia before it went after Israel. Other wikileaks documents show that Saudi Arabia pleaded with the United States to attack Iran.

Via the L.A. Times:
Leaders of oil-rich Arabian Peninsula monarchies who are publicly reluctant to criticize Iran have been beseeching the United States in private to attack the Islamic Republic and destroy its nuclear facilities, according to a series of classified diplomatic cables released by the WikiLeaks website.

The cables show that both Saudi King Abdullah and King Hamed ibn Isa Khalifa of Bahrain, which hosts the U.S. 5th Fleet, are among the Arab leaders who have lobbied the United States to strike Iran. According to one dispatch, a Saudi official reminded Americans that the king had repeatedly asked the U.S. to "cut off the head of the snake" before it was too late.
Iran, being a Shiite nation, has been nurturing a stronger alliance with Turkey lately. Both nations loathe Saudi Arabia for its cozying up to the west. The Saudi Arabian monarchy is held in contempt by Iran and Turkey, perhaps even more so than their hatred for Israel. Iran is likely to view these released statements from Saudi Arabia as extremely provocative.

h/t to Weasel Zippers for the Der Spiegel link.

Sunday, November 28, 2010


The Obama administration is at it again, setting aside 187,000 square miles in Alaska for the polar bears and calling it 'critical habitat.' The consequences of this action will actually serve to harm human beings as it will put even more restrictions on offshore drilling. Think about this one. Land that is full of vast resources belonging to America is being given to polar bears in the name of protecting them from becoming endangered.

Via Los Angeles Times:
The Obama administration is setting aside 187,000 square miles in Alaska as a "critical habitat" for polar bears, an action that could restrict future offshore drilling for oil and gas. The total, which includes large areas of sea ice off the Alaska coast, is about 13,000 square miles, or 8.3 million acres, less than in a preliminary plan released last year.

Tom Strickland, assistant secretary for fish, wildlife and parks at the Interior Department, said the designation would help polar bears stave off extinction, recognizing that the greatest threat is the melting of Arctic sea ice caused by climate change.

"This critical habitat designation enables us to work with federal partners to ensure their actions within its boundaries do not harm polar bear populations," Strickland said. "We will continue to work toward comprehensive strategies for the long-term survival of this iconic species."
There is a significant problem with the premise, however. The polar bear population has been dramatically increasing. The UK Telegraph reported back in 2009 in the run-up to the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit that a report by a polar bear expert was suppressed because it didn't fit the agenda:
….one of the world's leading experts on polar bears has been told to stay away from this week's meeting, specifically because his views on global warming do not accord with those of the rest of the group.

Dr Mitchell Taylor has been researching the status and management of polar bears in Canada and around the Arctic Circle for 30 years, as both an academic and a government employee. More than once since 2006 he has made headlines by insisting that polar bear numbers, far from decreasing, are much higher than they were 30 years ago. Of the 19 different bear populations, almost all are increasing or at optimum levels, only two have for local reasons modestly declined.
The revelations uncovered thanks to Climategate have not stopped Obama. Despite the evidence now being irrefutable that the entire Climate Change movement is about wealth re-distribution, not science; this guy continues to plow ahead with an agenda that is purely evil.

h/t to Gateway Pundit

Time to get back to Scripture with Genesis 1: 26-28:
26God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness, and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the [tame] beasts, and over all of the earth, and over everything that creeps upon the earth.(A)

27So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them.(B)

28And God blessed them and said to them, Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it [using all its vast resources in the service of God and man]; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and over every living creature that moves upon the earth.
Here's a video of Marc Morano appearing of Fox News Channel, where he discussed a recent statement by a U.N. official that the Climate Change agenda is about wealth re-distribution.

Via Climate Depot:

Saturday, November 27, 2010


The man's name is Mike Martinez and he's a Cuban American who attended the World Workers Party convention on November 13th and 14th. While speaking to the crowd, he recited a poem he wrote. He called for armed revolution and the murder of Tea Party members. Martinez begins his poem after quoting Che Guevara, a cold-blooded killer who apparently said 'the real revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love.' He then says he has his 'scope on you Tea Party fascists.'

The World Workers Party is not a small organization and should be taken very seriously by our law enforcement agencies.

via New Zeal Blog, here are some excerpts before watching the video:
"So get ready, cause I'm coming strapped..."

"Don't forget, I got my scope on you Tea Party fascists. I'm reading Lenin, training in target practice. Let's see who's the fastest...."

"After genocide, slavery, AIDS and global warming, this beef is unsquashable, because the class contradictions have become permanently irreconcilable..."

"That's right boss man, them bells are tolling. It's time to settle the score..."

"They won't be able the dam the rushing tides of people's war..."

"They wanna know why we'll bear arms? that's easily explainable..."

"So follow the Party's command, every woman student and man, fall into position. The Workers World Party will put the bosses up against the wall and bring justice to each one in the order of who's the greediest of them all..."
Such a nice young man.

Go to New Zeal for more.


If you've ever watched the show 'Mythbusters' then you know this half of the two-man tandem, Adam Savage. While speaking to an audience, he relayed an experience he had with the newly installed TSA body scanners at airports. After he walked out of the scanner upon having his 'junk' checked, he noticed that he had forgotten to remove two twelve inch razor blades from his person before he arrived at the airport.

Via Eyeblast:

h/t Sharp Elbows


The juicy headline for this audio clip of Barack Obama spiritual adviser Jim Wallis speaking to a British interviewer is that Fox News has led a concerted smear campaign intended to 'assassinate' the religion of Obama but there is far more here. We get a peak inside what Obama is thinking if Wallis is to be believed. Based on that, Obama's clearly very frustrated that his agenda is meeting the stiff opposition of the American people. Wallis then does what any good Marxist does - he accuses the other side of being racist while pointing to some nebulous right wing conspiratorial smear campaign.

Toward the end of this clip, the interviewer asks Wallis if Obama feels the same way he does. Wallis doesn't go that far but DOES say Obama thinks 'he hasn't had a chance to communicate effectively what he's been for.'

Obama hasn't had a chance to communicate effectively? How many has he had so far? Upwards of a gazillion?


Via The Blaze:

Friday, November 26, 2010


This one is disturbing on multiple levels but honoring Helen Thomas with a sculpture is definitely vying for the top spot. The Arab American Action Network (AAAN) was founded by close Obama friend Rashid Khalidi and has had its Chicago office raided in recent months. In December, the AAAN will be featuring Thomas, who will be giving a speech as the group's preference for Arab Dean of the White House Press Corps. Khalidi was also a spokesman for the PLO at one time.

Via Cliff Kincaid at Accuracy in Media:
The Arab American National Museum, based in Dearborn, Michigan, is currently raising funds for a Helen Thomas Sculpture Project, in order to create a sculpture honoring Thomas. The Arab American National Museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.

But plans to honor Thomas—and questions about how she should be treated in the history of journalism in the U.S.—have become increasingly controversial because of the questions surrounding the AAAN and its executive director, Hatem Abudayyeh. His home was raided on September 24 as part of an FBI investigation into illegal support provided by U.S.-based groups to foreign terrorist organizations in the Middle East and Latin America.

Incredibly, the raid followed a friendly visit to the White House by Abudayyeh earlier this year.

A long-time White House correspondent, Thomas served as a columnist for Hearst newspapers before her anti-Israel views, termed anti-Semitic by many critics, became too controversial and she was forced to step down from her journalistic perch. In a controversial video appearance, recorded by Rabbi David Nesenoff for his “Rabbi Live” program, Thomas said the Jews ought to “get the hell out of Palestine” and presumably turn the land over to the Arabs and Muslims. She also said they should return to countries like Germany and Poland, where the Holocaust took place, which ultimately led to the creation of the Jewish homeland in Israel.
Let's unpack this one a little bit. Helen Thomas' exodus from her job with the White House Press Corps. was directly attributable to her clearly anti-semitic (RACIST) views being captured on video. Now, she is set to be honored - with a Sculpture - by a group Obama's longtime friend founded; the group is now led by a guy with alleged terror ties who is on record as having been a visitor to the White House.

And it's the Tea Party that's racist?

Yeah, right..

As a refresher, here's Helen in all of her Racist glory...

Read it all.


I don't usually post Sarah Palin's Facebook entries but this one is absolutely awesome. Remember all of those Obama gaffes the media ignored? Well, Palin incorporated ten of them into one paragraph to make a point - and it was made in spades. In an interview with Glenn Beck, Palin inadvertently said - while talking about the situation in Korea - that America needs to 'stand with our North Korean allies.' She very shortly thereafter corrected her statement and continued to make her point. After being mocked for the slip-up, she comprised a Thanksgiving message - with links - that may not have shut up her critics but it sure did cause them to change the subject.

Via Facebook:
My fellow Americans in all 57 states, the time has changed for come. With our country founded more than 20 centuries ago, we have much to celebrate – from the FBI’s 100 days to the reforms that bring greater inefficiencies to our health care system. We know that countries like Europe are willing to stand with us in our fight to halt the rise of privacy, and Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s. And let’s face it, everybody knows that it makes no sense that you send a kid to the emergency room for a treatable illness like asthma and they end up taking up a hospital bed. It costs, when, if you, they just gave, you gave them treatment early, and they got some treatment, and ah, a breathalyzer, or an inhalator. I mean, not a breathalyzer, ah, I don’t know what the term is in Austrian for that…
That is just plain awesome and clearly demonstrates why Sarah Palin should NOT run for president. She is much more effective in the role she's in - driving the left absolutely nuts. If she were to run for president, who would take her spot as the anti-community organizing agitator??? She is best in this role.

If you'd like to hear what she said on Glenn Beck's radio show that caused the left to attempt to smear her, click HERE and fast forward to the 11:30 mark.

Just one day before Palin posted that Thanksgiving Day message, Barack Obama told the New York Daily News that he doesn't think about Sarah Palin. Well, either he was lying (most likely possibility based on how prolific he is at it) or she's in his head after this Facebook entry. Either way, she's driving the left nuts.

h/t to Weasel Zippers

Thursday, November 25, 2010


The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released an interim version of its final report on the Department of Justice's handling of the New Black Panther voter intimidation case on November 23rd and it is indeed very damaging to the DOJ, even to some degree the White House itself. Despite conservative members being in the majority, the timing of the report's release is curious. The commission concluded its investigation on Friday, November 19th and released the report two days before the Thanksgiving holiday.

Fox News reported on the 19th:
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights approved Friday its latest report on the Justice Department's handling of a controversial civil rights case, even though the report makes no findings related to the case or the larger question of whether the Justice Department enforces civil rights laws in an even-handed manner.

The move marked what is likely to be a parting shot for conservative members, who are expected to become the minority and lose control of the commission in December.
The most outspoken commissioner against the commission report is Michael Yaki, who used to work for Nancy Pelosi - which should give an indication of how liberal he is. Yaki was reduced to smearing his commission's bias instead of focusing on the behavior of the DOJ. In a clear-cut case of projection, he levied accusations of partisanship while having it in spades himself.

In another possible sign that the alleged 'White House Insider' may still be talking to Ulsterman, the most extensive analysis - among an extremely rare field - of the final report appears on the anonymous blogger's site. Remember that the Insider indicated that the future scandal nearly certain to befall the Obama White House would involve the Justice Department in Washington, D.C. and that the Black Panther case would be part of it.

Via Ulsterman:
Page 85 of the report indicates members of the Obama administration felt the DOJ should primarily focus on charges brought on behalfof minorities, not against them – in essence, an institutionally approved and promoted form of reverse racism. When some DOJ officials raised concerns over this, they were, according to the details of the report, subjected to intimidation and marginalization by their superiors within the Obama Justice Department. Primary among these examples was former Department attorney Christopher Coates, who testified to the commission that the DOJ had, “deep seated opposition to the equal enforcement of the Voting Rights Act against racial minorities and for the protection of white voters who had been discriminated against.” Shortly after raising concerns over the New Black Panther case having been dropped by the Department, Coates testified to the commission that his authority was systematically reduced and his concerns over the handling of the New Black Panther voter intimidation case ignored, ultimately leading to his resignation from the DOJ.
That wording seems to imply that the decision to drop the case against the New Black Panther Party (NBPP) may reach all the way to the White House.

Another very important point raised focuses on the DOJ's reason for preventing the testimony of two attorneys, J. Christian Adams and Christopher Coates. They seemed to be arguing that executive privilege was being used but that would necessarily implicate the Obama administration, which denied any such charge. That left the DOJ exposed, unable to make any coherent argument in defense of its decision not to allow the testimony, which ultimately was given anyway.

HERE is a link to the entire final report, which doesn't yet include the Commissioner statements, which will be added later.

PJTV's Richard Pollack interview Commissioner Peter Kirsanow on November 22nd. Click HERE to view.

Read Ulsterman's report HERE.


Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), a registered socialist said infamously during the 2009 debate on the massive health care bill that there was no reason to read the bill because it had too many pages and there were no lawyers present to help him interpret what it meant. Fast forward to 2010; while on an airplane heading to Washington, D.C. ostensibly to do the people's business, Conyers is caught reading, uh, looking at the pictures in a Playboy magazine.

Here is Conyers reading Playboy on a Plane.

Here is Conyers on why he didn't read the Health care bill.

h/t Michelle Malkin


In March of 2009, Member of European Parliament (MEP) for Southeast England, Daniel Hannan caught the world's attention with his righteous slap of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown in full view of his colleagues - and cameras. We can now add a man named Nigel Paul Farage to the list of MEP's not afraid to attack clueless supporters of the European Union. Watch him here, as he thoroughly dresses down EU leadership, leaving them all with deer-in-the-headlights looks on their faces.

Watch what happens when the truth is finally told with force and vigor.

Via Breitbart

Time to revisit Daneil Hannan's smack down of British PM Gordon Brown back in 2009.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


After the prediction by Ulsterman's 'White House Insider' that there was no way Nancy Pelosi would hold on to the Democrat House leadership position proved incorrect, the credibility of WHI took a hit. However, the claims made by WHI in the days before Pelosi did retain that position do sound credible. The charge made by WHI was that Pelosi had the goods on Obama and was ready to leak them after leaving office. Speaking hypothetically at the time, WHI stated that if Pelosi DID stay on as minority leader, it would mean that the White House cut a deal with her.

Whether true or not, it is plausible and WHI has not spoken to Ulsterman since. However, he had already pointed the anonymous blogger in the direction of what he/she insisted was a coming scandal and it had to do with Obama's ties to Chicago. Despite WHI's incorrect prediction on Pelosi, several other predictions proved correct.

In any event, Ulsterman seems to be following the Chicago trail and it seems to lead - at least in part - to Broadway Bank and Obama's friend Alexi Giannoulias:
President Obama and fellow Democrat and former executive of now-failed Broadway Bank Alexi Giannoulias have known one another for well over a decade. Both men’s political careers were running similar arcs until Obama catapulted to national prominence following his speech at the 2004 Democratic Party National Convention. While Giannoulias remained in Illinois to serve as Treasurer, Obama won a position as a United States Senator, and shortly after, the White House.
Interestingly, the FDIC report on the failed bank should have been released by October, six months after the bank's closing on April 23rd. It was put off until after the election.

Here is a link to the belated FDIC REPORT. KFVS posted an AP story on the FDIC report as well.

Ulsterman closes the most recent report with the following paragraph:
Last week the FDIC released a summary report on the failure of Broadway Bank. The cost to taxpayers to bail out the bank’s deposits was nearly $400 million dollars. Nearly $30 million dollars had been loaned to organized crime figures in recent years.
Could it be that the WHI is still talking to Ulsterman but not wanting any of their discussions published? WHI did concede that if Pelosi ended up with the Democratic leadership position, it would leave him/her exposed.

For more on WHI's last interview with Ulsterman, click HERE.

Check out this video ad for Giannoulias' failed Senate bid. It features Obama.

Caution: Grab a vomit bag before viewing.


While the contents of this news report certainly are striking, the fact that it appeared on the very liberal BBC network show known as 'Panorama' makes it all the more shocking. The BBC - if you can believe it - is actually more liberal than the American broadcast networks. 'Panorama' is a show very much like '60 Minutes' on CBS. In this report, the subject is Islamic schools in Britain and what they teach children. Typically, we've seen extremely kind and biased portrayals of such things in the past but not here.

The good news is that if the liberal media in Great Britain is waking up, perhaps the truth can finally be told. The bad news is that they may have waited too long to decide to report on it.

Here is Part 1:

Part 2:

For more on Panorama, click HERE.

h/t to Shoebat Foundation

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Look for the controversial Ground Zero mosque to be back in the news soon with this news. Just when you thought those behind the construction of the mosque had used up their entire quota of gall, they turned on their reserve tank. As a consequence of 9/11, federal grant money was made available for the redevelopment of lower Manhattan. Now it has been learned that the Cordoba Initiative actually applied for $5 million of that grant money just last month.

Via the Daily Beast:
The audacious move stands to reignite the embers of a divisive debate that dominated headlines surrounding the ninth anniversary of the attacks this fall, say people vested in the issue.

The application was submitted under a “community and cultural enhancement” grant program administered by the Lower Manhattan Redevelopment Corporation (LMDC), which oversaw the $20 billion in federal aid allocated in the wake of 9/11 and is currently doling out millions in remaining taxpayer funds for community development. The redevelopment board declined to comment on the application (as did officials from Park51), citing the continuing and confidential process of determining the grant winners.

While news of the application has not previously been made public, developer Sharif El-Gamal outlined it in closed-door meetings, according to two individuals he spoke with directly. The thirtysomething, Brooklyn-born El-Gamal is motivated more by real estate ambition—one of these sources describes him as aspiring to be the next Donald Trump—than Islamic theology or ideology.
That last sentence is a joke. El-Gamal is more than just a little on-board with the furtherance of Islam in America. More on why HERE, HERE, and HERE.


This is truly one minute plus of sheer awesomeness. Using his cellphone, would-be airline passenger John Tyner recorded his encounter with a TSA agent and is being quoted by enough people to have sufficient material for a song compilation. You can watch an listen below but I think Charles Krauthammer's contribution to this song may be the best one. Besides, he just may be right when he said that 'don't touch my junk' is the new 'don't tread on me.'

Enjoy via Daily Caller:

Here's the inspiration for the song.


The president and CEO of OSI Systems is a man named Deepak Chopra and he accompanied Barack Obama on his recent trip to India. Chopra's company also owns the company known as Rapiscan Systems. Rapiscan is the manufacturer of all those body scanners that are being installed in airports and causing such a ruckus with travelers. We recently learned that George Soros and Michael Chertoff both had a stake in Rapiscan's success.

Not THIS Deepak Chopra. Via Public Intelligence:
HAWTHORNE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– OSI Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSIS), a vertically-integrated provider of specialized electronic products for critical applications in the Security and Healthcare industries, today announced that Deepak Chopra, Chairman and CEO, was selected to accompany US President, Barack Obama, to Mumbai and attended the US India Business Entrepreneurship meeting, which was held by the US India Business Council (US IBC). The goal of the meeting was to promote further trade between US and India.

Deepak Chopra, OSI Systems President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “I am honored to be selected to play a role in this very important cause. Currently the trade between US and India is only one tenth of the amount of trade between US and China. There is substantial opportunity to improve the trade relations with India for mutual economic gain.”
Go HERE for more on Chertoff's role in the proliferation of the body scanners.

The Washington Examiner has more on George Soros' investment in Rapiscan. As Rush Limbaugh pointed out yesterday, the likely thinking of the body scanner proponents was that people would prefer to be subjected to them instead of the increasingly intrusive pat-downs. However, that doesn't seem to be happening and is causing quite the headache for the Obama administration.

h/t Gateway Pundit

Monday, November 22, 2010


The Fort Hood Memorial put on by the Forum For Middle East Understanding on November 21st was quite eye-opening to those who attended. The biggest complaint was that there wasn't more in attendance. Though the event was videotaped, a larger crowd would have sent a much stronger message. The fact was not lost on the final speaker, Walid Shoebat, who chastised the City of Killeen as well as a local pastor.

After attending the event, it's obvious that the reason attendance was in the hundreds instead of in the thousands was because of fear. Anyway, here's a local news report from KCEN-TV, the area's NBC affiliate.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


While talking with Larry King, George H.W. Bush seems to be a bit put-off by the Tea Party movement, saying some of their ideas seem to be ok but that he doesn't understand it. If you had any doubt that George Bush Sr. is part of the political establishment, his take on the Tea Party should persuade you. While I'm a bit troubled by what appears to be thinly veiled condescension, I can't say that I'm all that surprised.

h/t Freedom's Lighthouse


Saturday Night Live is officially on record as having chimed in on the Transportation Security Agency's new direction and it's quite the mocking referendum. The Obama Administration is intentionally stoking the American people. If you were unsure if Obama is destroying the Democratic party before, this new policy at the TSA may help to persuade you otherwise. When SNL goes after you like this, it can't be good.

Via MediaIte:

Remember when Obama mentioned his vision for a "Civilian National Security Force" back in July of 2008 and everyone has been wondering what he meant?

Perhaps we're seeing it right now... Remember though, the TSA is not the only agency under the DHS. Something tells me that the other agencies may start getting their marching orders soon.


Back in April a leader of the Bergen County Teachers Union sent out an email calling on recipients to pray for the death of Chris Christie. As of this writing, that individual has not been dismissed, however the president of the teachers union has offered an apology. In this video, Christie relays to an audience what happened in a face to face meeting between Christie an that president. Instead of returning her call, he invited her into his office and talks about the verbal spanking she received when she said the individual responsible for the email would not be fired.

Double standard exposed and accountability in high supply.

h/t Hot Air

Saturday, November 20, 2010


The Great One, Mark Levin reported this interesting nugget about why Senator Jay Rockefeller might have called for the Fox News Channel and MSNBC (sacrificial lamb) to be shut down. It turns out that his wife, Sharon Percy Rockefeller, has been president and CEO of WETA - Public Broadcasting - in Washington, D.C. As such, she presides over both the flagship television and radio stations. Aren't radio stations that fall under the Public Broadcasting umbrella called National Public Radio (NPR)?

Hmmm. What happened recently involving NPR and Fox News Channel? Answer: Juan Williams was fired by NPR and got a big platform, coupled with a sweet contract extension with Fox. That platform - along with overwhelming public support - allowed Williams (and Fox) to bludgeon NPR so successfully that there is serious talk about having them defunded. If you remember, both the left and the right supported Williams. Is that why Rockefeller went after both MSNBC and Fox? Either way, his ire is clearly more directed at Fox and if throwing MSNBC into the pot allows him to portray objectivity, he appears willing to do it.

HERE is Sharon Percy's Bio.
Sharon Percy Rockefeller has served the public broadcasting community for more than 25 years as a leader and policymaker. She has been president and CEO of WETA, Washington, D.C.’s flagship public television and radio stations, since 1989. She continues to guide WETA to outstanding accomplishments in broadcasting and production. Before assuming the top post at WETA, she was a member of WETA’s Board of Trustees for seven years and a member of the board of directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for 12 years, including four years as chairman. In 2006, Rockefeller was elected to the PBS Board of Directors for her fifth term.
If this is the reason, then lost on Rockefeller is the source that caused Williams to be let go. It was the result of pressure applied to NPR by the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). So why isn't Rockefeller targeting them? Not sure, but it's the same mentality that has led to TSA agents touching American junk.

Here is Levin commenting on Sharon Percy Rockefeller via Freedom's Lighthouse:


The alleged 'White House Insider,' who has been talking to anonymous blogger Ulsterman has maintained quite steadfastly that Pelosi would not stay on as the Democrat leader, though he / she DID predict Pelosi would not stay on as Speaker. As we all learned this week, Pelosi will remain the leader of the Democrat minority. Ulsterman posted another interview with WHI that took place prior to it becoming finalized that Pelosi would be minority leader.

WHI did allow him/herself some wiggle room though. While virtually certain that Pelosi would step down, WHI did discuss what it would mean if she did stay on; the conclusion was it wouldn't be good for the Democrat party but more important, according to WHI, it would mean that she cut a deal with the administration not to leak incredibly damaging information about Obama in exchange for retaining her leadership role.

Via Ulsterman:
Ulsterman: But if Pelosi keeps her leadership position, and it looks like she will —

Insider: I wouldn’t bank on that just yet – we got more and more people telling her to step the -expletive- down. Stand aside. Don’t be surprised to be surprised on that. I said she was done as Speaker, and I was right on that. I said she-she didn’t have the support to be party leader and I still stand by that. Still standin’!

Ulsterman: What if she does stay on as Minority Leader? Any effect on the scandal? Investigations? The Obama White House?

Insider: The number one impact is on the Democratic Party – and it would be a terrible-terrible thing for us. It’s inconceivable. Do you get that? Keep in place the same damn party leadership that cost us to lose 60 odd seats in the House? Why in the hell would we do that? Why? There is just no damn way the party is that stupid. No. Cannot be.

Ulsterman: What other impacts? Complications?

Insider: Of Pelosi staying on as party leader? Plenty. For one, it makes me question myself – my information, and that would make me very-very nervous. I don’t like to receive surprises. Like to give them. Don’t like to get them. That would be a nasty little surprise come my way.
Ulsterman then presses WHI for more clarity on why it would be such a big deal if Pelosi were to remain as minority leader..
Insider: (Hands cover face – then looks back at me.) Ok…ok, here…here is – I strongly suspect Nancy Pelosi has certain information, or parts of information, that-that would be essential to helping certain investigations against the White House. Investigations that could lead all the way to the top. It was my understanding that Pelosi had decided to let this information be known to others, say members of a committee, in her…absence. She would be gone, living the good life out there in California, not part of the investigations, not the cause of the disclosure, you know, that kind of scenario – though I think she has let some stuff get out there already as a way of telling the White House to back the -expletive- off. But by laying back on all of it, she would have necessary separation from it all. Do you understand?
Sound credible?

Keep watching Robert Gibbs. Remember, WHI said he would be leaving soon and the clock is ticking. If Gibbs doesn't go soon, WHI could start losing readers.

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Friday, November 19, 2010


I guess we saw this one coming. After far left West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller (D) was caught on video advocating that Fox News and MSNBC both get shut down, far left liberal Ed Schultz made the senator the subject of his 'Psycho talk' segment on his MSNBC show. Schultz appeared apoplectic over the motive of Rockefeller to say such things and cited several examples of how MSNBC actually helped the cause of Rockefeller.

What's amazing is how blind Schultz seems to be to what Rockefeller is doing. It isn't about MSNBC; it's about Fox. Rockefeller would gladly throw MSNBC under the bus if it meant getting rid of Fox. By doing so, he can make himself appear non-partisan on the issue.

The reality is that the Tea Party movement coupled with shows like Beck and Hannity on Fox have Rockefeller scared and if they can be neutered by pulling the plug on a network nobody watches, he'd gladly do it. Apparently, Schultz doesn't understand that.

h/t HapBlog


It looks like Ulsterman will be feeding us another interview with the alleged 'White House Insider.' Part One has just come out and the sense one gets from it is that Ulsterman may be getting a little spooked by the gravity of the situation he's helped to create. The Insider does what he can to reassure him that the more people who talk, the safer Ulsterman will be. These interviews really do read like a drama series. Examples of things adding credibility to this Insider are recent comments by Joe Scarborough and now James Carville.

Before reading the interview, check out this VIDEO of Carville mocking Obama's manhood compared to that of Hillary. CLICK HERE to see what Scarborough had to say about Obama last week.

Via Ulsterman:
Insider: Hey, it’s not just me. There’s a whole mess of us pissed over what this White House has done to the party. So many good Democrats have been destroyed. What is left in the party. Nancy -expletive- Pelosi? Charlie -expletive- Rangle? Barney -expletive- Frank? Harry -expletive- Reid? No-no-no-no…there’s gonna be some new blood come into our party. The Democrats will rise up from this mess and be stronger for it. But you gotta hang tough kid – don’t back down now. Don’t lose your stomach. The one’s who don’t believe the information I’ve given you CHOOSE not to believe it. They refuse to. They don’t want to. They can’t admit the mistake that is Barack Obama. Hell, I wouldn’t want to either. If I hadn’t seen it, if I didn’t have people telling me every week how the man couldn’t find his own ass with a bell on it, I would calling you out as a liar as well. But that’s not where we are at now, right?

Ulsterman: No…

Insider: No it is not. I am not sure you fully appreciate the size and scope of what you are involved with here. It’s far greater than some angry Obama supporters out there calling you names, or making threats. If this breaks the way I think it will break, you are playing a part in history. I’m talking real -expletive- history. If that sounds beyond your own little reality, that’s because it is, or at least it was. But that reality doesn’t exist for you anymore. You started this with me, and you gotta see it through. More information is coming. More events are coming down the line. Have I given you anything that has not been proven right on? I may not have gotten the exact timing right in all of this, but I got you most the details, right?
Two things that raise flags regarding the claims of the Insider. One is that while he didn't say it was impossible for Pelosi to stay on as the Democrat leader in the House, he was close to adamant that it wouldn't happen. The other thing he has predicted is that Robert Gibbs would be out very soon - that hasn't happened.

Nonetheless, other things make these interviews very interesting. Speaking of Pelosi, this part one interview ends with a teaser about something coming out of her office in part two.

Read it all.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Before Barack Obama burst on the scene at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, George Soros was almost certainly going to put all of his support behind Hillary in 2008. Then, in early 2007, Soros backed Obama instead and was instrumental in helping Obama get the nomination and ultimately the presidency. It now appears that the man who likes to play God is falling a bit short in the Omnipotent department and is recommending that progressives distance themselves from Obama.

Via the Huffington Post:
WASHINGTON -- At a private meeting on Tuesday afternoon, George Soros, a longtime supporter of progressive causes, voiced blunt criticism of the Obama administration, going so far as to suggest that Democratic donors direct their support somewhere other than the president.

The Hungarian-American financier was speaking to a small side gathering of donors who had convened in Washington D.C. for the annual gathering of the Democracy Alliance -- a formal community of well-funded, progressive-minded individuals and activists.

According to multiple sources with knowledge of his remarks, Soros told those in attendance that he is "used to fighting losing battles but doesn't like to lose without fighting."

"We have just lost this election, we need to draw a line," he said, according to several Democratic sources. "And if this president can't do what we need, it is time to start looking somewhere else."
Though a spokesman for Soros didn't deny the quotes, he DID deny that Soros is advocating a primary run against Obama but how anyone can deny that's what he's talking about is laughable.

When Hillary finally decides to throw her hat in the ring for 2012 - at this point, it's a matter of 'when,' not 'if' - look for Soros to change horses soon thereafter and support Hillary who is likely, right now telling Uncle George, 'I told you so.'

h/t Hot Air


The motivation for Senator Jay Rockefeller (D) wanting the FCC to shut down Fox News and MSNBC should be obvious. He doesn't like the newfound power the people of this country have acquired. He apparently doesn't like the notion of transparency and the government being held accountable to its people. He also says that eliminating the two cable channels would be a 'big favor to political discourse' and would allow politicians to do their work in congress.

Uh, you mean allow you to continue running roughshod over the Constitution without consequence?

CLICK HERE to see Rockefeller advocate the elimination of a free press.

I wonder what MSNBC's Ed Schultz thinks about this? He'd love nothing better than to shut up conservative news outlets but here is a Democrat Senator calling for putting the muzzle on Schultz too. Make no mistake. The reason Rockefeller lumped Fox and MSNBC together is to show that he's not showing bias. This should be a signal to leftwing media that they're becoming increasingly irrelevant. If a Democrat politician is willing to throw them under the bus for the sake of eliminating Fox News Channel, that speaks more to how ineffective MSNBC is becoming and more to how effective Fox is.

This is yet another sign that the political establishment continues to remain on defense, even after the recent elections. It is beginning to fear the American people, as it should.

h/t Drudge

Speaking of Ed Schultz, how about Al Sharpton's appearance on that show, whereby the biggest race baiter around (Sharpton) accuses Limbaugh of race-baiting and calls on the FCC to shut him down. And you thought the race card was the last arrow in the left's quiver.

Via Weasel Zippers

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


I'm conflicted. As someone who considers himself a Tea Partier, the left considers me part of a racist group. However, if that's true, why do I pump my fist in support of this hispanic gentleman who comes about as close to spanking a liberal as you can get. Take note that the only response this smug white liberal can come up with is condescension, mocking, and an occasional sarcastic laugh. When it comes to responding to the charges he comes up blank and ultimately walks away.

Via Verum Serum

Bush Blog: Tempers Flare Between Bush Supporters, Protesters from on Vimeo.


After September 11th, what you carried on your person was more closely scrutinized. If you had a sharp object - like a thick guitar pic, you'd never see it again. After the failed shoe-bomber was apprehended, you had to take off your shoes and have them scanned before setting foot on a plane. Then came the underwear bomber, who also failed in his attempt to bring down an airliner. Welcome to the consequences of his actions. YOU will now be required to either submit to full body scans or very intrusive 'pat downs' at the hands of TSA agents donning rubber gloves.

Compounding this insane dilemma further is the fact that the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has petitioned the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in an effort to get an exemption from the new screening procedures for Muslim women. Adding to that already insane request - considering that every individual responsible for the increased intrusiveness at the hands to the TSA was Muslim - is the fact that DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano is actually contemplating giving into it.

The Washington Times explains both the problem and the solution perfectly. The problem is that this White House - and the last one for that matter - refuses to identify the real threat, which happens to be Islamic terrorists.
The Transportation Security Administration's demeaning new "enhanced pat-down" procedures are a direct result of the Obama administration's willful blindness to the threat from Islamic radicals. While better tools are available to keep air travelers safe, they would involve recognizing the threat for what it is, which is something the White House will never do.

El Al, Israel's national airline, employs a smarter approach. Any airline representing the state of Israel is a natural - some might say preeminent - target for terrorist attacks. Yet El Al has one of the best security records in the world and doesn't resort to wide-scale use of methods that would under other circumstances constitute sexual assault. The Israelis have achieved this track record of safety by employing sophisticated intelligence analysis which allows them to predict which travelers constitute a possible threat and which do not. Resources are then focused on the more probable threats with minimal intrusion on those who are likely not to be terrorists.
The Islamic groups that have declared war on western civilization are laughing at us and we still don't get it.

Former Arab Muslim terrorist Walid Shoebat travels constantly, speaking to audiences about his former religion and warning them of its agenda. He is actually suggesting that all Arabs - including himself - should be profiled.

Just to re-cap, here is the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Keep that in mind as you watch former TSA Director Mo McGowan (at the 2:30 mark), who says he understands concerns over the violation of fourth amendment rights but "we're going to have to do it."

h/t to Hot Air

h/t Jawa


Yet another in a long line of examples that what Socialists accuse their opponents of is indeed what they are guilty of advocating. If you want more proof, take a listen to this audio from a National Socialist Convention on November 13, 2010. On one hand, it exposes true racism, which is coming from the socialist left. On the other hand, the session has a hint of exasperation, desperation, and frustration over a perceived inability to get its minions actively engaged in the belligerent process.

The voice you hear at the beginning is that of Ben Becker, editor of the Liberation Newspaper, which is a mouthpiece for the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL).

Quote of the clip has got to be, "If you can't open their minds, open their heads."

Via The Blaze:

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Last week, 13 year-old Cody Alicea rode to school on his bike while sporting a U.S. flag. When he got there, he was ordered by the school to remove the flag because it could cause 'racial tensions.' The reasons cited by school officials were utterly disgraceful and got to the root of why so many American patriots are up in arms these days. Cody was told to remove the flag because while he has a First Amendment right to free speech, he should be responsible with it.

Via UPI:
Denair Unified School District Superintendent Edward Parraz said Cody Alicea, 13, was told not to fly the U.S. flag from his bike while at Denair Middle School after complaints from other students, KCRA-TV, Sacramento, Calif., reported.

"(The) First Amendment is important," Parraz said. "We want the kids to respect it, understand it, and with that comes a responsibility."

Parraz said racial tensions boiled over at the school this year around the Cinco de Mayo holiday.

"Our Hispanic, you know, kids will, you know, bring their Mexican flags and they'll display it, and then of course the kids would do the American flag situation, and it does cause kind of a racial tension which we don't really want," Parraz said. "We want them to appreciate the cultures."
Yes, I did say this was a 'Feel Good' story. Days after the outrageous stance taken by the school, they relented after public pressure and Cody was allowed to ride to school with his flag again.

However, this time he had an entourage! Much more HERE.

h/t Gateway Pundit


What do you get when you mix an arrogant lifetime politician on trial for ethics violations with a dash of indignation over the fact that he doesn't have an attorney despite never being denied the opportunity to retain one? Answer: a theatrical and incoherent argument based on a faulty premise followed by the departure of the politician on trial. That's what happened in the trial of Registered socialist congressman and member of the Congressional Black Caucus, Charlie Rangel (D-NY).

Take note when Rangel talks about why he doesn't have counsel. It's too expensive, he can't afford it, and none of the multiple attorneys he knows personally are willing to take the case on ethical and legal grounds. Translation: they won't do it if they don't get paid and Charlie seems to be a little light on cash. Welcome to the conundrum so many of the "little people" face on a daily basis, Charlie. At the end of this clip, you will see G.K. Butterfield attempt to defend Rangel's incoherent argument. Before you ask why, know that he is also a member of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), though NOT one of the 30 members of the 42 member group registered as a socialist.

Can you believe this guy was re-elected earlier this month by a wide margin? His constituents are either socialists or high.

Via MediaIte:


After prosecutors in the Article 32 hearing - which is used to determine if there's enough evidence for a court martial - presented 56 witnesses over several days last month, all with gripping and horrifyingly compelling testimony, the defense mounted by the Fort Hood shooter, Nidal Malik Hasan, lasted a grand total of four minutes. Such a weak attempt at a defense in an Article 32 is not necessarily uncommon. That said, Hasan's attorney seemed to be conceding to the reality that there will be a court martial.

Via the San Antonio Express:
FORT HOOD — Prosecutors took nine days and 56 witnesses to finish their part of an evidentiary hearing for an Army psychiatrist charged with a shooting spree one year ago, but the defense took just four minutes.

The hearing wrapped up Monday morning shortly after Col. James Pohl, an Army judge who presided over a series of Abu Ghraib proceedings five years ago, asked Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan if he had anything to say.

“No,” Hasan replied.

Pohl, the investigating officer for the Article 32 hearing, will recommend whether a trial should be ordered for Hasan, who is charged with 13 specifications of premeditated murder and could get the death penalty.

A post spokesman said a decision on a trial is expected at the beginning of next year.
If there is anything good to come out of the hearing, it may be the repeated requests made by Hasan's attorney, John Galligan, who has been demanding - rather unsuccessfully - that he receive investigation results of his client's time at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

In light of what has leaked about all the red flags raised by Hasan's behavior, the Department of Defense is not looking forward to being significantly shamed by revelations of what it didn't do to prevent this massacre.

h/t to Weasel Zippers.

Monday, November 15, 2010


The anonymous blogger known as Ulsterman is reporting that he has again heard from the alleged 'White House Insider' (WHI) regarding the Obama administration's panic level. Of particular note is the Washington Post Op-Ed written by two Democrats - Doug Schoen and Pat Caddell. The two men are calling for Obama to publicly announce he will not run for re-election in 2012. This is a huge development and WHI says it is a sign that Hillary is indeed going for the nomination.

Here is the alleged email via Ulsterman's latest at Newsflavor:
Hello again. Assume you noted all of the incoming by Democrats against Pres? Of particular note is that of Doug S. Doug has been acting as Hillary’s gadfly for some time now. Very connected. Very insightful. Very good. One to be feared. I like Doug. His and Pat’s open declaration against President is clear signal Hillary camp fully engaged. Developing. And gotta love Pat. He’s back in it now! I strongly suspect they know of Obama’s coming scandal(s). Foundation being set in place for all out offensive going into 2012. The DC diaper is full up and in need of a change…

As for particulars on Obama, much info received this past week. All pointing to Obama as very upset/angry at treatment by world leaders and media RE trip. Behind scenes mood “dejected and confused”. Later noted as “emotionally debilitated”. Reported outburst between President and First Lady. What makes this account unique is that “…President stood his ground.” WH staff involved in serious protective plan for President regarding incoming scandal. Very fearful of Issa. Told WH reps have already visited Issa office several times since election. Promises made? Issa is bright and loves attention. Could prove formidable vs White House. Staff sent to Chicago this past week and DA is heading there on more permanent basis in coming weeks. Why? Why indeed. PAY ATTENTION.

Lastly RE question on “missile” off CA. I have no -expletive- clue what that was. Go ahead and file that question with your birther question from last time. Any more of these and you’ll be waiting another month or two or ten before we have next sit down.
If you haven't read the piece by Schoen and Caddell yet, click HERE.

Note that WHI is continuing to point to Chicago as a flashpoint for the alleged scandal that is expected to reach the administration's highest levels. Ulsterman gives further indication about what it might be by publishing another article on the same day he published the aforementioned email from WHI. One has to conclude that WHI would almost necessarily be the source of this article if these communications between an anonymous blogger and an unnamed source are legitimate.

The scandal has to do with the Giannoulias family bank that was shut down last April. Via Ulsterman:
On April 23rd of 2010, Federal regulators shut down the Giannoulias family run Broadway Bank in Chicago. At that time, Alexi Giannoulias, former Broadway Bank Vice President and chief loan officer, was embroiled in a tough Senate campaign against Republican rival Mark Kirk. Normally the FDIC would issue a findings report on a failed lending institution within six months of its closing. On October 22nd, Feds declared no report would be forthcoming until after the November 2nd elections. Now some three weeks later, still no report has been issued.

The Obama White House has close ties to the Giannoulias family, dating back to whenBarack Obama was just beginning his political career as an Illinois State Senator. According to a New York Times report in 2007, Obama and Alexi Giannoulias met in the late 1990s at the upscale East Bank Club in Chicago. The Giannoulias family was a well known political fundraising power for Illinois Democrats, and Alexi was at the forefront of the family’s political ambitions when he and Barack Obama became friends. As Obama worked his way up the Illinois political ladder, Giannoulias expanded his role and responsibilities within Broadway Bank. The two men were so aligned politically and professionally that Obama kept much of his senatorial campaign funds with Broadway Bank.
Incoming chairman of the House Oversight Committee on Government Reform, Darrell Issa is said to be looking at this development very closely.

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