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

Friday, December 31, 2010


Who would have guessed that the most ridiculous statement of the year would have come in the last week of the year? Whether you term this line of reasoning spin, rationalization, or sheer insanity, it comes with a strong dose of steroids. The argument is even put forth by someone who carries the title of 'professor.' Her name is Melissa Harris-Perry this is from a segment with a guest host on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow show. Perry's argument - I think - is that Michael Vick should be cut some proverbial slack because in the days of slavery, dogs were used against blacks and there is still resentment toward them.

She even references the 1960's when police under Bull Connor would use dogs against blacks during times of civil unrest. At some point, Vick is going to become a hero of the left and conservatives are going to be blamed for how his dogs were tortured.

One small problem. Bull Connor was a Democrat.

h/t NewsBusters


Thank goodness Katie Couric was wearing a pair of glasses intended to make her look so intelligent when she put forth her idea about how to assuage the misguided views of so many Americans when it comes to the 1.5 Billion Muslims that our populace allegedly shares 'seething hatred' for. Her idea? A Muslim version of the Cosby Show because the 1980's series did so much to heal racial division in this country. Also, take note of her guest, Mo Rocha who quite blatantly admits: 'I know nothing about Islam.'

Wouldn't you love to know how much Katie knows about it? Contrast her idea that involves a sit-com and Rocha's admission that he's ignorant on the subject with how the Mainstream media in general portrays experts on Islam who have been sounding alarm bells for years - people like Robert Spencer, Daniel Pipes, Walid Shoebat, and so many others. In the eyes of Couric and the uneducated left, those people represent a cross-section of Americans who are inexplicably bigoted.

There will come a day when Couric and all the others in the media who hold similar views will be completely exposed for what they are - Truthphobes.

Video via The Blaze:


h/t NewsBusters

Thursday, December 30, 2010


One of the more prominent Tea Party groups has already begun laying the groundwork for 2012 before the winners of the 2010 election are even sworn in. There are five Republican (RINO) Senators up for re-election in 2012 that the Tea Party Nation has deemed to be primary primary targets. Of all five, the most disappointing one is Scott Brown of Massachusetts. He's not a career politician. He was swept into office by riding a wave of Tea Party anger and it didn't take him long to stab his voters in the back. Less than a year ago, there was discussion about how presidential he'd be. Such talk now would justifiably be met with derisive laughter. Lugar is the most egregious RINO and has been in office since 1977 - far too long.

Via RTT News:
A prominent Tea Party group sent a message to members on Monday identifying five current Republican Senators that they intend to target in 2012.

Tea Party Nation named Sens. Dick Lugar, R-Ind., Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, Scott Brown, R-Mass., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn., as Republicans that need to be sent into retirement, accusing them of being Republicans In Name Only, or RINOs.

The message cited Lugar's vote against a ban on earmarks as well as a his votes in favor of the DREAM Act and the START Treaty. Hatch was also criticized for being a "pork king" and a co-sponsor of the DREAM Act, which would have provided a path to citizenship for certain young illegal immigrants.
Remember those names. Much of the frustration conservative Americans are feeling right now is directly attributable to these five individuals. Again, Brown is the most blatant disgrace but RINOs, in general, are more disgraceful than Democrats who tell you who they are.

h/t Free Republic


The flip-side of Texas gaining four congressional seats is that other states are losing them. Interestingly, Ohio is losing two of them and speculation is mounting that the seat currently being occupied by registered member of the Socialist Party of America caucus - Dennis Kucinich may be one of them. I found this interview he did with CNN's Jessica Yellin interesting for several reasons. Early on, he concedes that his district, which is near Cleveland, has seen a significant loss in population.

Take note - starting at the 1:00 mark - of what he attributes that loss in population to. He says it has to do with the loss of jobs (a sensible person would point that finger at Obama) and then blames the sub-prime mortgage crisis! Let's see, the Community Re-investment Act (CRA) was signed into law by Jimmy Carter (D), given teeth by Bill Clinton (D), and used to drive the housing market over the cliff by Chris Dodd (D) and Barney Frank (D) via Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Then, take note at about the 3:30 mark as Yellin begins talking about Republican successes in state legislatures all across the country during a re-districting year. She comes across as bemoaning the fact that the Democrats took such a beating in such an important year. After Kucinich basically says it is what it is, Yellin takes her bias a step futher and whines, "You don't think it needs reforming?!" Just another case of blatant media bias. Once again, the left is happy with the rules until they don't work for them.

Another telling moment comes at about the 5:40 mark where Kucinich actually says, "The biggest questions in our society relate to how wealth is distributed." Ah, we come full circle. Under a socialist administration, wealth - as well as population in Kucinich's district - was distributed out of that district. The irony is that Kucinich the socialist could be a casualty of the socialist policies he advocates.

Oh, just to clear up any misperception that I'm hurling pejoratives at Kucinich by calling him a socialist, he's one of the 70 members of congress who was identified as such in 2009. Not only that but he was listed as a Vice Chair.

Via CNN:


You've seen him on the big screen, on the television screen, and most recently a Geico commercial. His name is R. Lee Ermey and he's likely best known for his appearance in the 1987 Stanley Kubrick film Full Metal Jacket and more specifically, the ten minute boot camp scene. Ermey used quite the seque in making the Obama administration the object of his scorn. He went from Toys for Tots to Obama's plan to transform America into a socialist country in no time flat.

Gotta love this guy.

h/t The Blaze

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


The Secretary of Logic (pictured) will be sitting today's show out to enjoy some earned time off during the Christmas break. In his place will be yours truly sitting in from 9am - Noon EST talking about the vital issues of the day and analyzing them with logic aforethought. On the proverbial docket will be an interview with the American Spectator's Jeffrey Lord, who has written a column on the New York Times admission on December 25th that the Death Panels Sarah Palin warned about in the summer of 2009 are being implemented on January 1st courtesy of Health care czar Donald Berwick.

CLICK HERE to listen Live (link at top left).

HERE is Lord's article.

Also up for discussion will be how Texas Governor Rick Perry is going to deal with the EPA's intrusion into his state's business on January 2nd as well as Chris Matthews' apparent endorsement of the Birthers' demands.

Some other things to ponder.....

Why is Michael Bloomberg issuing public statements in Spanish?

Is CPAC destined to be divided over the issue of homosexuality?

What did New Black Panther Party Leader Malik Zulu Shabazz say that should warrant a visit by the FBI?

CLICK HERE to listen Live (link at top left).


Let's take a look at two people. The first is a woman named Erika Gandara and the second is New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. Gandara was the last remaining police officer in a northern Mexico town called Ciudad Juarez because other qualified individuals were either dead or scared off by the drug cartels. She fought alone to the very end when her house was set ablaze and ten thugs kidnapped her. Based on what happened to a police chief in a nearby town who suffered a similar fate, Gandara's chances for survival are slim.

Via New York Daily News:
The abduction came barely a month after the female police chief of another city was executed by drug cartel thugs.

In the latest atrocity, a gang of 10 descended on Erika Gandara's home in Guadalupe, set the house and two cars on fire, and ran off with her, witnesses said.
Now let's take a look at the cowardly mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg who has not only been sucking up to the Ground Zero mosque Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf but he has now reduced himself to speaking Spanish at a press conference for his "Spanish-speaking audience" about the recent snow storm.

CLICK HERE for the video.


h/t to Weasel Zippers


Here we go. The battle between fiscal conservatives and social conservatives is heating up within the largest annual meeting for Conservatives - the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). In a classic case of one step up, two steps back CPAC extended an invitation to GOProud only to see two prominent conservative groups, the Family Research Council (FRC) and Conservative Women of America (CWA), drop out.

Via WND:
"We've been very involved in CPAC for over a decade and have managed a couple of popular sessions. However, we will no longer be involved with CPAC because of the organization's financial mismanagement and movement away from conservative principles," said Tom McClusky, senior vice president for FRC Action.

"CWA has decided not to participate in part because of GOProud," CWA President Penny Nance told WND.

FRC and CWA join the American Principles Project, American Values, Capital Research Center, the Center for Military Readiness, Liberty Counsel, and the National Organization for Marriage in withdrawing from CPAC. In November, APP organized a boycott of CPAC over the participation of GOProud.

The American Conservative Union, longtime organizers of CPAC, disclosed just before Christmas that GOProud would be considered a "participating organization," the second highest level of participation. As a "participating organization," GOProud has a voice in planning the conference.

The decision followed two hotly contested CPAC board votes over GOProud. The first vote ended in a tie. The outcome of the second vote has not been officially disclosed, but a source at ACU leaked the decision favoring GOProud to the media.
I seem to remember when Barack Obama and Bill Ayers were targeted for heading up the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC) in 2008, the left came back with the argument that CAC's founder - Walter Annenberg - was a conservative. What we're seeing happen at CPAC could perfectly illustrate what could have happened to Annenberg's legacy; it was incrementally tarnished until it was smeared by the likes of Bill Ayers. HERE is an article from The Swamp from August, 2008 on that very subject.

Besides, I'm partial to what Jim DeMint has to say about fiscal vs. social conservatism:
"You can't be a fiscal conservative and not be a social conservative. A large part of the expansive government is to make up for a dysfunctional society because our culture is falling apart; the family is falling apart."- Jim DeMint, November 2010.
The Blaze has more on the CPAC controversy as well as this video of Ryan Sorba at CPAC last year, in which he condemned the conference for inviting GOProud.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Not sure of the date posted at the front of this Audio clip but the New York Post wrote about the meeting between Ahmadinejad, Louis Farrakhan, and Malik Zulu Shabazz back in September when the Iranian dictator was in New York. This audio, recorded in December is an account given by Shabazz about the discussions that took place in that meeting, which included overthrowing the United States government. Isn't it reassuring to know that Shabazz was one of the ones let off the hook in the voting rights lawsuit out of Philadelphia and that he was actually plotting America's demise with the 'A man from Iran' just this month?

Via The Blaze:

HERE is a link to the New York Post article on the meeting between Ahmadinejad, Farrakhan, and Shabazz back in September.

More HERE.


On September 9, 2009 during a joint session of Congress, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) shouted 'You Lie' after Barack Obama claimed that his new health care plan would not apply to illegal aliens. Wilson suffered the wrath of his fellow congressmen and was censured. In the many months that have passed, he continues to be vindicated. In fact, it turns out that the only critique of his shout at this point would be relative to its timing. Before Obama uttered the words that garnered the now infamous response, he chided 'prominent politicians' (Sarah Palin and John Boehner) for asserting that the new bill would include 'death panels' and then proceeded to say the charge was 'a lie, pure and simple.'

Thanks to a New York Times article on Christmas Day, it is Obama who is once again proven to be the liar and Joe Wilson the courageous American patriot, who as a freshman, shouldn't have been the one to shout those two words. They should have come from a seasoned Senator like John McCain, who chastised Wilson.

As usual, Jeffrey Lord over at American Spectator provides spot-on analysis.

Here's the video of Obama calling Death Panels a 'Lie.'

Here is John 'wrong again' McCain after Obama's speech, chastising Wilson.


Be on the lookout for people of the politically correct persuasion who deny they engage in acts of political correctness for politically correct reasons. The Diversity Committee over at the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) is in the process of 'educating' journalists not to use the term 'illegal alien' when reporting on illegal aliens. Why? Well, not because of political correctness. Of course not. It's to 'minimize harm' because illegal aliens find it offensive.

Tell you what, whacko. As an American citizen, I find it offensive not to identify criminals who engage in illegal behavior as criminals. As you read the article below, feel free to play the YouTube of Genesis performing 'Illegal Alien' below.

Via the Daily Caller:

The Diversity Committee of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) is seeking to “inform and sensitize” reporters nationwide about how “offensive” the term “illegal immigrant” is to Latinos.

Diversity Committee member Leo Laurence announced the campaign against “illegal immigrant” and “illegal alien” terminology in the latest issue of the organization’s magazine, Quill, writing that those who have not obtained citizenship but have entered the country without any prior approval should be called “undocumented workers” or “undocumented immigrants.”

In his report, Laurence quotes SPJ Diversity Committee chairman George Daniels as saying, “this is not about being politically correct,” but about aiming to “minimize harm,” when reporting. When Daniels says “minimize harm,” he is referring to one of the major tenets of SPJ’s code of ethics, which many journalists nationwide follow.

Laurence defends SPJ’s new campaign by offering an interpretation of the Constitution that provides for constitutional rights for everyone, including non-citizens, saying that any person should be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. He said that, constitutionally, a judge is the only person who can deem anyone or anything “illegal.”
It seems to me that all of these arguments would be moot if we SECURED THE BORDER!


Ok, slightly misleading headline. Actually, though, depending on your criteria for defining a 'Birther,' you might find MSNBC's Chris Matthews in that category. If you define 'Birther' as someone who believes Obama wasn't born in the United States, Matthews himself vehemently states, 'I am not a birther - I am an enemy of the birthers.' If, on the other hand, your definition of a 'Birther' is someone who wants the president to produce additional information to prove that he was, Matthews is a 'Birther.'

Matthews, David Corn, and Clarence Page are playing the game along with Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie, who made news by saying he's going to attempt to produce further evidence that Obama was born in Hawaii not in the interest of proving it but in the interest of embarrassing the 'Birthers.' If you start out with that premise, you're on solid ground with the liberal media as Corn, Page, and Matthews demonstrate in this exchange.

Despite the derision poured onto the 'Birther' movement by these guys, common ground appears to be found. All three agree that if further evidence can be produced, Obama should do it. The difference between the 'Birthers' and the far left is becoming an increasingly emotional semantic one. In fact, Matthews is nearly apoplectic at the percentage of people cited in the poll he reads in this segment. 20% of Americans believe Obama was born elsewhere. Unbeknownst to him, Matthews makes the case of the 'Birthers.'

Enjoy. Via The Blaze:

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Monday, December 27, 2010


Finally, a liberal says something truthful. While appearing on CNN, James Carville responded to very suspect poll numbers that show large majorities of Americans think Obama is doing enough to work with Republicans and that Republicans aren't doing enough to work with Obama. After all, it IS CNN. Those suspicious poll numbers were all Carville needed as a premise to paint Republicans as completely unyielding and unreasonable.

Personally, I like starting from the premise that Carville is an alien (from outer space):

Via Daily Caller:


If this isn't a glaring case of Dhimmitude, please submit whatever you think trumps it. Los Angeles City Council has apparently decided that acts of violence against Muslims there are so rampant that a resolution needed to be passed to head off such conditions as 'Islamophobia' among its populace. However, when you run the numbers, Muslims - by far and away - suffer the fewest number of religious attacks. You get one guess as to what group DOES suffer the most hate crimes based on religion.

Via the Los Angeles Daily News:
WITHOUT serious debate or examination, the Los Angeles City Council recently passed a resolution that opposes "Islamophobia" and "repudiates" random acts of violence against Muslims.

This admittedly ceremonial resolution apparently accepts the premise that residents of the city commit acts of hate against Muslims so often that it warrants an official resolution from city leaders condemning and repudiating these acts. Is this really the case?

According to the latest hate crime report from the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations, 88 percent of all religiously based hate crimes in 2009 were against Jews. Hate crimes that targeted Muslims (3 percent) ranked slightly above those directed at Scientologists (1 percent). In fact, the commission found that attacks against Christians (8 percent) outnumbered attacks against Muslims.

In any case, the actual number of reported hate crimes based on religion is quite small. In a county that has more than 10 million highly diverse residents, only a total of 131 crimes based on religion took place in all of 2009. Of course, this in no way takes away from the emotional or physical harm that each and every one of these attacks causes.
For those interested in running the numbers, 3% of 131 = 3.93 Muslims in Los Angeles County were victims of hate crimes based on religion in 2009. Jews suffered approximately 115 such attacks yet are apparently still waiting for that resolution.


h/t Weasel Zippers

Sunday, December 26, 2010


William Jacobson over at Legal Insurrection makes an excellent point relative to Hawaii's Democrat Governor, Neil Abercrombie coming out to debunk the 'Birthers' by seeking to actually provide them with further evidence that Obama was born in Hawaii. The liberal media spin is what is so incredible here. Ain't it funny how Abercrombie - by doing exactly what the 'Birthers' have been asking for - is not a 'Birther' but instead someone who will shut them up.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but haven't the Birthers been asking to be silenced with such information? This really is an amazing display of raw partisanship.

Via the New York Times:
HONOLULU — Gov. Neil Abercrombie of Hawaii, who befriended President Obama’s parents when they were university students here, has been in office for less than three weeks. But he is so incensed over “birthers” — the conspiracy theorists who assert that Mr. Obama was born in Kenya and was thus not eligible to become president — that he is seeking ways to change state policy to allow him to release additional proof that the president was born in Honolulu in 1961.

“It’s an insult to his mother and to his father, and I knew his mother and father; they were my friends, and I have an emotional interest in that,” Governor Abercrombie said in a telephone interview late Thursday. “It’s an emotional insult. It is disrespectful to the president; it is disrespectful to the office.”

The governor, a Democrat and former congressman, said he has initiated conversations with the state’s attorney general and the chief of its Health Department about how he can release more explicit documentation of Mr. Obama’s birth on Aug. 4, 1961, at Kapiolani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital. He said he has done so of his own accord, without consulting the White House, which declined to comment.
So because Abercrombie's motives are to silence the 'Birthers' he himself is NOT one even though he is actually doing exactly what they want done.


More at Legal Insurrection


Russians who fled their native country for the United States apparently see too many similarities between the Democrat Party and the governing philosophy of the leaders they escaped from. A consequence seems to be that those immigrants are choosing to align with the Republican Party principles of smaller government and meritocracy, where those who work hardest and smartest get rewarded most. If only the Republican establishment would see it too....

Via SiLive:
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Many Russian immigrants to the "red borough" of Staten Island are flocking to the Republican Party, saying that the national Democrats' "socialistic" policies remind them too much of the top-down oligarchy they fled in their native land.

With many of the borough's Russian arrivees already owning businesses and active in civic organizations, their muscle could help the Island GOP solidify electoral gains made this year, when the party took back congressional and Assembly seats.

Businessman Arkadiy Fridman said that the newly formed Citizens Magazine Business Club, a confederation of more than 50 Russian-owned businesses here and in Brooklyn, has aligned itself with the Molinari Republican Club (MRC) in an effort to increase the Russian community's political and economic clout.
In light of the Arizona Law SB 1070 that Obama resents so much, wouldn't it be nice to know his thoughts on this little trend?

At the end of the article, a NY State Senator is quoted as dismissing the connection between the Democrat Party and Communism as 'absurd.' Someone needs to give her the list of 70 members of the U.S. congress who are registered Socialists.

h/t Weasel Zippers


After reading Matthew Vadum's in-depth analysis of how the George Soros machine operates, it becomes quite easy to see why his propaganda arm - Media Matters - doesn't argue with facts to make its point; they don't have any to back up their claims. Instead, they remain constantly on offense and use any means to do so. Lies, smears, character assassinations, and anything else you can think of in order to distract people from the truth.

Case in point was when Media Matters senior fellow Eric Boehlert blamed Glenn Beck for causing a man to snap before attempting to storm the George Soros backed Tides Foundation. Yet, when Clay Duke shot up a Florida School Board meeting before taking his own life, had listed Media Matters as one of his favorite websites, Boehlert lost the argument using his own logic. The difference is that Beck wouldn't have blamed Duke's rampage on Media Matters had that happened first. In fact, Beck has gone out of his way to pin the actions of crazy nuts on the nuts themselves.

Via World Net Daily:
Vadum's report documents how for a long time Soros' has been buying up media properties and funding "left-leaning" websites and groups, many of which try to keep their ties hidden.

Vadum cited Paul Steiger of Pro Publica, who told Investor's Business Daily in 2009, "An unmitigated canard … one that has a goofy way of creeping into discourse from a variety of people who dislike something we have written – is that George Soros, the global billionaire, is behind our coverage. Soros has never given us a penny."

However, Vadum's report noted that Pro Publica's website acknowledged that Soros' Open Society Foundation is a donor.

The report also documents the extensive connections between Soros at the "fake media watchdog, Media Matters for America," to which Soros recently donated $1 million.

Media Matters has a reputation, the report said, of having writers who "assiduously monitor Rush Limbaugh's broadcasts, seethe over Andrew Breitbart's latest expose, turn purple over Bill O'Reilly's latest on-air editorial."
The Report is available before its official release via Capital Research Center.

CLICK HERE to read full report.

It's definitely worth the read.

Friday, December 24, 2010


Claire Hirschkind was arrested at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AIBA) for refusing to go through checkpoint scanners and then refusing the intrusive TSA junk-touching pat down. Hirschkind's reason for not going through the scanner? She claimed she has the equivalent of a pacemaker in her chest. Her reason for being more sensitive than most about a government-sanctioned groping? She claimed to be a rape victim.

There are many absurdities revealed in this story but among them were two passengers interviewed by the KVUE reporter. Each said they felt safer as a result of passengers like Hirschkind having to go through the process. Here is the video report from Austin's ABC affiliate - KVUE:

h/t Weasel Zippers

Now, in light of those two individuals who feel safer as a result of passenger groping, how about this story about a pilot whistleblower who video recorded what takes place on the tarmac as passengers upstairs have their junk tactility inspected - virtually no security at all. What did he get for his trouble? A visit from the Feds:

h/t Hot Air


While speaking at the Network of Spiritual Progressives Conference in June, 2010 Keith Ellison openly wished that U.S. borders would become an 'irrelevancy' but now we're learning more about what went on at this conference, courtesy of Aaron Klein. Ellison's rhetoric didn't end there. He clearly demonstrated what can only be described as disgust for this country. Why would such a person want to be an elected official? Apparently, also in attendance were some Marxists. Among them was Michael Lerner, who edits Tikkun Magazine which is pro-Palestinian and Cornell West, an avowed Marxist.

At WND, Klein links to an article written by Marta Mossburg at the Baltimore Sun, who gave an account of the conference back in July:
Mossburg wrote that Lerner used the conference to bolster support for Obama.

"We're here to support Obama. …We're here to help him to be the Obama Americans thought they elected," she quoted Lerner as saying.

Lerner said Obama attended Tikkun meetings in Chicago and used to read the magazine, according to conversations he had with Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign.
It would make sense that Lerner's world view aligns with that of Obama. Lerner used to be an activist in Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), the same group that birthed the Weather Underground. Mossburg also reported that Lerner compared the Tea Party to Hitler at least five times.

CLICK HERE for the video of Ellison at this conference in which he talks about U.S. borders becoming an 'irrelevancy.'

Read it all.


Set to the music of Roy Orbison's 'Pretty Woman,' comedian Saad Haroon has released a video called 'Burka Woman.' Unfortunately for Haroon, he should have known there would be those in the world who would take great offense to such mockery. Muslim bloggers are actually calling for this man to be stoned to death. Among the reasons for the outrage is that Haroon provided the West a chance to laugh at Islam, which cannot be tolerated.

U.K. Telegraph has more on the controversy.

h/t Weasel Zippers

Thursday, December 23, 2010


I remember hearing about this from a caller on Rush Limbaugh's show on Tuesday, December 21st. In fact, the author of this piece that showed up on American Spectator - Ron Kolb - may have also been that caller. The long and the short of it here is that in 1999, Bill Clinton offered clemency to 12 FALN Puerto Rican terrorists on the condition that they each express public remorse. All but one did just that so 11 went free. Kolb is quite passionate about that twelfth man, Oscar Lopez-Rivera, not going free on January 5, 2011 when his parole hearing is scheduled.

Via the Spectator:
Oscar Lopez-Rivera was one of the leaders and founders of the fringe Puerto Rican nationalist domestic terrorist group known as the FALN (Armed Forces of National Liberation). In a highly controversial move in August of 1999, Bill Clinton offered clemency to 12 members of that group (including Lopez), along with four other members of their closely allied group the Macheteros (machete-wielders), who were based primarily on the island nation.

The 11 other members of the FALN finally accepted the conditions of the clemency a month later by expressing remorse (in a move that was engineered by then Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder). However, in a surprising move, Lopez refused the offer. This was even after he had made two previous escape attempts (the sentence added for the second attempt would have delayed his immediate release).

Lopez had been sentenced to 70 years for seditious conspiracy and a variety of weapons charges as well as the second thwarted escape attempt (which included plans for the use of violence).

However, he is now attempting to gain his freedom, and a parole hearing is set for January 5th.
Be sure to read Kolb's entire article because he goes into great detail about who Lopez-Rivera really is. If he is released, he will become a living martyr for the hard left.

Kolb then ends with this action item:
Lopez is currently scheduled for release from the Terre Haute Federal Correctional Institute (in Indiana) in June of 2023. Again, his parole hearing is set for January 5th before the U.S. Parole Commission. If you wish to contact the commission, their number is 301-492-5990.
Go figure, another mess Holder's got ties to.

HERE is more on Clinton's decision to extend clemency in 1999.


The first Muslim elected to the U.S. Congress is coincidentally one of the more progressive members; he's one of the 70 members of the body that is also a registered socialist. Now there is a video of him vocalizing a dream that one day America's borders will become an 'irrelevancy.' I wonder why he doesn't say this on the floor of the House when he's advocating for the DREAM Act, which would be one step closer to making borders irrelevant. It's moments like these caught on camera that might help to explain why an arm of the Obama administration (the FCC) wants to control the internet.

Via The Blaze:

Again, here's the list of the 70 members of congress who are also registered socialists.


Al Sharpton has been on a new crusade recently and it involves dreams of sugar plum fairies and Rush Limbaugh being dragged in front of the FCC to explain hisself. This first clip is Al cozying up to far left whack job Ed Schultz who is more than a little sympathetic to the cause; he's got a radio show he'd love to see forced on an unwilling public via stations Limbaugh currently has. Here, Schultz is playing the role of drooling dog under the dinner table.

Note that Sharpton wants the FCC to enforce existing standards and considers it 'arrogant' for people to 'say what they want.'

Now that Al has let us know where he stands, take a look at him years ago on the Morton Downey, Jr. Show calling someone a 'punk faggot' from the stage at about the time Rush Limbaugh's radio career was just getting started.

h/t Weasel Zippers

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


This really is quite the trio heading up our national security efforts. They're really making it tough to root for them. We watched yesterday as ABC released a clip of DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano assuring Americans that people under her command are working '24/7, 364' to keep us safe. Now here we have Director of National Intelligence James Clapper left speechless by Diane Sawyer after she asks him about the recent arrest of 12 in London. Why was he speechless? He apparently had just learned about the arrests when Sawyer asked him about them.

To Sawyer's credit, she even came back to Clapper a little later and expressed her surprise that he was unaware of the 12 arrests earlier that morning. Clapper apologized and conceded he didn't know. Brennan attempted to defend him by telling Sawyer that while she asked Clapper about London, she didn't ask about the arrests. That was a stretch at best. Why would such a distinction not have been made by Clapper after it had become clear that Sawyer had been talking about the arrests.

On another note, the only mention of the word "Muslim" in this exchange was when Clapper put it in the same sentence with the word "outreach."

h/t Weasel Zippers


Sheriff Joe Arpaio continues to impress. Who'd have thought that he could get his inmates, already donning pink garb, to sing Christmas carols? He did so by holding court over 'Inmate Idol' and the winner received a Christmas dinner with all of the trimmings. Take note how much everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves while taking part. No doubt, there will be some on the left who will call it demeaning and an outrage that Arpaio would put his inmates through such a traumatic experience.

Via Breitbart:

Video: Christmas Carol Karaoke for Arizona Jail Inmates:


Arlen Specter proved one thing with his bitter farewell speech - he was a fraudulent Republican, which is actually worse than a far left Democrat. At least the latter extends the courtesy of not wearing a mask. Specter actually adopted the most absurd of leftwing traits in this speech (projection) as he bemoaned a disregard for the separation of powers in our three branches of government. Ironically, he wasn't talking about the Executive branch. He was talking about the Judicial Branch. In particular, the 5-4 ruling in Citizens United vs. the FEC. Apparently lost on Specter was the FCC's decision to thumb its nose at both congress and recent court rulings on the same day he gave this speech; the FCC is an arm of the Obama administration.

It's also humorous how he makes the charge that the Republican party is being overrun by extremists and is falling prey to 'sophisticated cannibalism.' Again, it's the far left that has eaten the Democrat party. Then he points to Lisa Murkowski's successful write-in bid as a way to defeat 'right wing extremists' in the future.

His most truthful statement was only half of one sentence: "My dominant feeling is pride......" at the 6:00 mark.

Can someone tell me what John Kerry (seated behind Specter) is doing at the 1:45 mark?

Via Breitbart:


It was a saga that carried on for months beginning in the summer of 2009. Honduran president Manuel Zelaya was constitutionally removed from office for attempting to stay in power. The only thing the judicial, legislative, and military branches failed to do when removing Zelaya was follow the most strict interpretation - instead of detaining him, they exiled him. The Obama administration was adamant that Zelaya be returned to office and that his removal was the result of a coup. Such a stance flew in the face of the facts.

Zelaya, a protege of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, was a would-be dictator. It was obvious that the Obama administration was backing a thug but thanks to cables released by Wikileaks, the why can be more clearly sustantiated.

Via Wall Street Journal:
Lots of hypotheses have been floated to explain why the Obama administration went to such extremes last year to try to force Honduras to reinstate deposed president Manuel Zelaya.

Now the release of two WikiLeaked cables from the U.S. embassy in Tegucigalpa strengthens one of those theories: that the U.S. knew Mr. Zelaya was a threat to democratic Honduras but had decided the country should tolerate his constitutional violations in the interest of realpolitik.

Practically speaking, Hugo Chávez was the man to please. After a decade in power, the president of Venezuela's influence around the region was notable. George W. Bush had clashed with him. Barack Obama was out to prove that they could get along, as evidenced by the warm handshake at the Summit of the Americas in Port of Spain in April 2009.

Honduras offered a bonding opportunity. Mr. Zelaya was a protégé of Mr. Chávez. Standing up for him as democratically elected was a way to score points with Latin America's hard left.
Obama allied with the hard left? Say it ain't so!

In the quintessential underdog story, Honduras stood up to the world - including Obama - and won.

The two cables provide two different perspectives. The first was from Charles Ford, who was U.S. ambassador to Honduras during the Bush administration. In 2008, he warned of Zelaya:
The insightful diplomat also recognized Mr. Zelaya's disdain for other institutions. He "resents the very existence of the Congress, the Attorney General and Supreme Court." That resentment rose to the surface in June 2009 when the Supreme Court ruled that a referendum on his re-election was unconstitutional. Mr. Zelaya responded by leading a mob to break into a military installation where the ballots for his initiative were being stored.
Ford's successor, Hugo Llorens provided the other perspective, which was one that showed support for Zelaya after his removal from office. However, unlike Ford, Llorens - the Obama administration by extension - had no defense for standing with Zelaya.
Mr. Llorens sent his own legal analysis to Washington. In it he acknowledges that there might have been a case to be made against Mr. Zelaya for a number of violations of the constitution. But he also claims that there is "no doubt" that the Supreme Court's decision to issue an arrest warrant for Mr. Zelaya was "a conspiracy" with Congress and the attorney general.
In the many months that have passed since Honduras stood up for its own Constitution - and won - their colleagues in Venezuela have chosen to stand down as Chavez gobbles up more and more power.

h/t Weasel Zippers

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Start looking for the Pigford case to get increased attention courtesy of the Documentary that was produced by Lee Stranahan in conjunction with Andrew Breitbart. Here we have another two minute clip that exposes another layer of the fraud. Here, a man named Tom Burrell, head of the Black Farmer Agricultural Association, Inc. explains the difference between Farmer 'A' and Farmer 'B' with the former representing black farmers who had conducted work with the USDA that was backed up with documentation and the latter simply being black farmers who 'attempted to farm' and didn't necessarily have any proof.

The claim made by Burrell is made all the more egregious if his math is correct; there's no reason to believe it is. Burrell claims that 8 out of 9 black farmers who were awarded $50,000 each, consisted of the 'attempted to farm' group.

Via Big Government:


Anyone who thinks Van Jones was relegated to insignificance when he resigned from the Obama administration as the Green Jobs czar in September of 2009 is sadly mistaken. As a fellow with the Center for American Progress (CAP), he's speaking for the Soros-funded organization that is driving White House policy. Here he is on November 4th bemoaning the failure of Cap and Trade last year. Not only that but he's encouraging his audience to go to the EPA and admit that putting a cap on carbon emissions is a game of make believe but to enforce it anyway.

We are witnessing an administration - with the help of CAP - that is bound and determined to ignore the 112th Congress by using agencies that report to the Executive Branch (EPA, FCC, etc.) to do its will. Van Jones has been saying quite a bit lately and that should be ringing alarm bells.

Via The Blaze:


As if any of us needed another reason to question the competence of Janet Napolitano in the war against Islamic terror, she delivers one almost a year after telling Americans 'the system worked' when the Christmas Day bomber's underwear failed to explode as his plane descended into Detroit. In this exchange, Dianne Sawyer asks Napolitano to give Americans assurance that her Department will keep them safe during this season of heavy travel.

Her response? Freudian slip or not, assuring viewers that DHS is working hard 24/7, 364 days a year only helps to further the perception that it's ill-equipped to deal with the threats our nation faces. The worst part? She didn't even tell us which day her department is going to take a snooze so we could prepare. My follow-up question would be to ask her if travelers would get the added benefit of not having their junk touched on that day as well. I mean, it's the least the DHS can do, right?

My inclination would be to give the head of the DHS a pass for making such a mistake but Napolitano has already proven to be far too incompetent to hold the position.

Via MediaIte:


Rep. Peter King (R-NY) wrote an Op-ed in Newsday about his intentions to hold hearings on the radicalization of Muslims in the United States. That stance raised some eyebrows but it's the reaction of the pair owned by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg that may indicate congressman King is onto something. Earlier this year, it was the tone deaf Bloomberg who went against 71% of New Yorkers who opposed the Ground Zero mosque.

Now he's taking issue with a U.S. congressman who wants to confront the problem of radical Islam head-on. Bloomberg's reaction via the New York Post:
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says a New York congressman’s planned hearings on radical Islam are not appropriate.

Rep. Peter King said in an opinion piece in Sunday’s Newsday that he intends to “break down the wall of political correctness” in the debate about what he calls Islamic radicalization.
Bloomberg was reacting to King's op-ed in Newsday which appeared on December 20th:
Earlier this month, I was elected by the House Republican Conference to be chairman of the Homeland Security Committee. I've made it clear that I'll focus the committee on counterterrorism and hold hearings on a wide range of issues, including radicalization of the American Muslim community and homegrown terrorism.

I've received many expressions of support and congratulations from government leaders, police and fire officials, and ordinary citizens. But my selection has not been received with universal acclaim. This is nothing new - the unwarranted criticisms go back years.

To some in the strata of political correctness, I'm a pretty bad guy. To be blunt, this crowd sees me as an anti-Muslim bigot. A spokesman for the Committee on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) denounced me last year for making "bigoted remarks . . . about Muslims and mosques (that) have no place in national security discussions."

In a 2006 CNN report about comments I'd made about Muslim leaders on Long Island, Paula Zahn said my charges were "causing a lot of outrage" before proceeding to asking me "Are you a Muslim hater?"
What should be clear is that standing with CAIR - as Bloomberg has done - does not mean you're not a bigot. It just means you're standing with a group that belongs to a larger group (Muslim Brotherhood) that wants to take down the United States from within.

The American public should take note. Bloomberg is a coward and Peter King is facing the truth.

Here is King further explaining his position.

h/t HapBlog

Monday, December 20, 2010


If there was something good to come out of Andrew Breitbart's release of that Shirley Sherrod video that lacked complete context, it was the opening it created relative to the Pigford scandal. Many have speculated that the reason Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was so quick to fire Sherrod was there was concern that Breitbart knew about the alleged massive fraud that was taking place with Pigford. Breitbart didn't at the time but since then, he's been learning quite a bit about it.

At the essence of the fraud is a lawsuit filed on behalf of black farmers who were discriminated against. Years later, we find that the class action became a huge fraud, with attorneys encouraging people to become claimants who had no business doing so. This fraud allowed people with potted plants to suddenly become black farmers would receive $50,000 while the attorneys increased their earnings as a result.

Now Andrew Breitbart has teamed up with a progressive Documentarian named Lee Stranahan to get out the truth about Pigford - and it's going to be big.

Via Big Journalism:
Our arrangement is simple. I trust Lee to get to the truth. He is using’s report as his road map, but he is free to come to different conclusions. We are in constant contact and I am providing the resources, including more research from Gary Hewson, Peter Schweizer and me. [For Stranahan’s Hegelian followers, it’s a Thesis-Antithesis-Synthesis thing.]

As a result of our agreement, Lee and his wife, along with his three home-schooled children and cats have hit the road in the South, traveling from Dallas, Texas to Pine Bluff, Arkansas to Jackson, Mississippi to Memphis , Tennessee. And that is only the beginning.

All the Pigford principals want to talk so far, including Jimmy Dismuke, a heroic black farmer turned defiant and vocal whistleblower, to Pigford class action attorneys, Othello Cross, and former Secretary of the Agriculture, Mike Espy – who now represents thousands of those suing the agency he ran during the peak of the alleged discrimination.

Lee even reached out to Shirley Sherrod’s attorney Rose Sanders, who is one of the top Pigford attorneys, and who offered tons of new information in an hour and a half interview. Given that Sanders once accused me of being a “klansman” when Media Matters sought her for comment about my ABC NEWS election night role, I was very interested to hear what she had to say. She didn’t disappoint.
Here is a video clip from that documentary, which was posted on Big Government.


I guess one COULD make the argument that the heirs of an estate didn't do anything to deserve receipt of that estate but for a member of a completely wasteful and irresponsible government to use that as justification for why that wasteful and irresponsible government DOES deserve more of it is beyond pathetic irony. To underscore the point, Barney says the heirs of an estate 'haven't worked hard.' How does he know that? The implication Barney makes is that he DOES work hard. I guess you can make that case too if you consider being front and center of the housing crisis hard work.

Adding to that pathetic irony is that the heir of the estate would probably produce more tax revenue for the wasteful and irresponsible government if he / she was allowed to keep it.

The annoying sound of Barney's voice in this video is almost matched by the visual of his blatant need for a pair of collar stays.

Via The Blaze:

Sunday, December 19, 2010


Here in Texas, our state legislature had HUGE Republican gains. Although it already held a Republican majority before the election, it now holds a two-thirds Super Majority and the Tea Party is largely to thank. That leads us to the current House Speaker, Joe Straus. He is a moderate who got his position two years ago by aligning with 65 Democrats and 11 RINOs in order to defeat then Speaker Tom Craddick.

As Red State has been pointing out, Straus' record with abortion groups has been deplorably liberal. If you need a little added incentive to pick up the phone and tell these Reps not to vote for Straus, how about this from Life News:
Erick Erickson of the RedState blog has gone after Strauss on pro-life issues, even though the Speaker says he is fully pro-life and has the support of some pro-life advocates.

“Joe Straus has a 100% rating from NARAL, but the same people saying Straus is conservative also say he is pro-life. I’m sorry, but pro-lifers do not get 100% ratings from NARAL nor do their spouses sit on the boards of abortion organizations,” he said. “Pro-lifers are not honored by Planned Parenthood, but Joe Straus was.”
For more, click HERE and HERE.

Here is the list of fence-sitters / pledged votes for Straus via Tea Party 911:

HD * Last First Capitol District
35 * Aliseda Jose (361) 358-9400
106 * Anderson Rodney (214) 293-8067
56 * Anderson Charles (512) 463-0135 (254) 754-3892
54 * Aycock Jimmie Don (512) 463-0684 (254) 690-1752
57 * Beck Marva (903) 536-2290
138 * Bohac Dwayne (512) 463-0727 (713) 460-2800
132 * Callegari William (512) 463-0528 (281) 578-8484
102 * Carter Stefani (214) 714-1011
16 * Creighton Brandon (512) 463-0726 (936) 539-0028
64 * Crownover Myra (512) 463-0582 (940) 321-0013
129 * Davis John (512) 463-0734 (281) 333-1350
134 * Davis Sarah (713) 320-2077
113 * Driver Joe (512) 463-0574 (972) 276-1556
15 * Eissler Rob (512) 463-0797 (281) 681-9655
135 * Elkins Gary (512) 463-0722 (832) 912-8380
130 * Fletcher Allen (512) 463-0661
84 * Frullo John (806) 853-8275
117 * Garza John (210) 248-7766
52 * Gonzales Larry (512) 423-4959
4 * Gooden Lance (214) 864-5821
19 * Hamilton Mike (512) 463-0412 (409) 745-3644
91 * Hancock Kelly (512) 463-0599 (817) 590-9280
105 * Harper-Brown Linda (512) 463-0641 (972) 401-8825
114 * Hartnett Will (512) 463-0576 (214) 891-1776
127 * Huberty Dan (713) 526-3399
32 * Hunter Todd (512) 463-0672 (361) 884-8777
45 * Isaac Jason (512) 850-5524
115 * Jackson Jim (512) 463-0468 (972) 416-7698
13 * Kolkhorst Lois (512) 463-0600 (979) 251-7888
122 * Larson Lyle (210) 414-3536
1 * Lavender George (870) 773-4631
144 * Legler Ken (512) 463-0460 (713) 526-3399
69 Lyne Lanham (940) 691-5200
67 * Madden Jerry (512) 463-0544 (972) 424-2235
78 * Margo Dee (915) 313-7060
59 * Miller Sid (512) 463-0628 (254) 968-3535
73 * Miller Doug (512) 463-0325 (830) 624-8338
30 * Morrison Geanie (512) 463-0456 (361) 572-0196
133 * Murphy Jim (713) 526-3399
93 * Nash Barbara (817) 235-7743
58 * Orr Rob (512) 463-0538 (817) 295-5158
18 * Otto John (512) 463-0570 (936) 258-8135
87 * Price Walter "Four" (806) 322-1440
21 * Ritter Allan (512) 463-0706 (409) 729-3228
20 * Schwertner Charles (512) 863-4563
34 * Scott Connie (361) 387-7595
55 * Sheffield Ralph (512) 463-0630 (254) 774-9888
97 * Shelton Mark (512) 463-0608 (817) 921-6554
128 * Smith Wayne (512) 463-0733 (832) 556-2002
86 * Smithee John (512) 463-0702 (806) 372-3327
65 * Solomons Burt (512) 463-0478 (972) 394-3904
24 * Taylor Larry (512) 463-0729 (281) 338-0924
33 Torres Raul (361) 549-8957
136 * Woolley Beverly (512) 463-0696 (713) 629-6313
47 * Workman Paul (512) 748-5599
28 * Zerwas John (512) 463-0657 (281) 533-9042
The fact remains that if any of these elected Reps were put in office on November 2nd as a result of their commitment to the Tea Party, voting for Straus is a vote for ignoring the will of the people.

h/t Red State


It's bad enough when the left blames the actions of individual nut cases on right wing talk show hosts. It gets even worse after listening to far left progressive Mike Malloy. He not only blames Glenn Beck for causing Clay Duke to snap and fire a gun at his local school board members before killing himself but Malloy did so despite the fact that Duke was anything but a Glenn Beck fan. As Verum Serum points out, Duke listed - among other things on his facebook page - Media Matters as one of his favorite websites.

Here's Malloy via VS:

Duke's favorite websites:


Sweden's Home Office came up with a brilliant plan to dole out money to Islamic groups in return for being informed about which Muslim individuals should be put on an 'at-risk' list. The town where Stockholm bomber Taimour Abdulwahab Al-Abdaly preached received quite a bit of money even though the mosque he preached in didn't accept any. The reason given by the Islamic Center chairman about why his group didn't accept money under the Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) plan might explain why the Home Office received a big fat ZERO in ROI.

Via Daily Mail:
Islamic Centre chairman Qadeer Baksh said: ‘The reason we didn’t take the Government money for the Preventing Violent Extremism scheme is that it requires us to inform on fellow Muslims.

‘If we had taken the money our members would have seen us as working for the Government. The young men with radical views would not have listened to us.

‘I have never called the police or authorities on anyone.’
At least he's honest. Baksh's explanation provides as good a reason as any for why groups that accepted money provided not one single tip to authorities:
Muslim groups in the town where the Stockholm suicide bomber lived have been handed more than £550,000 of taxpayers’ money to combat extremism but have failed to tip off police about a single terror suspect.

The grants were handed out to mosques, schools and women’s projects by Luton council to prevent young Muslims being radicalised.

Under the Home Office’s Preventing Violent Extremism scheme, Islamic organisations are given money to stop members turning to violence. The groups are urged to reveal the names of those likely to commit violent crimes so they can be put on an ‘at-risk’ list by police.

But the Daily Mail has learnt that – despite £554,000 being given to groups in Luton since 2008 – not a single name has been handed over.
I guess we can call this 21st Century Stockholm Syndrome. At some point, shouldn't we also stop wondering why western civilization in general isn't seeing 'moderate' Muslims help much?

h/t Weasel Zippers

Saturday, December 18, 2010


I changed the headline of this post after looking into something Ayers said toward the end of this clip from his interview on Citizen Radio on December 1, 2010 because he actually seemed to be making a pretty serious charge by comparing Jeremiah Wright to MLK. He did so by pointing to a speech King gave on March 18, 1968 called 'America is Going to Hell Unless...' It turns out that Ayers has a very valid point. The fiery speech from King was very reminiscent of Wright. However, that fact should not let Wright off the hook. On the contrary, it should cause us to re-examine King's later years.

At the beginning of this clip, Ayers describes a 'narrative' that was used to paint Obama as a 'shadowy' mystery man, a character who was associated with mysterious and evil people like a former terrorist (Ayers), a radical pastor (Wright), and a former member of the PLO (Khalidi). Ayers lays the origin of this 'narrative' at the feet of Hillary Clinton but the fact of the matter is that it's all true. Obama's past has been wiped clean and there is a treasure trove of things we still don't know about him. The things Ayers says were attributed incorrectly to the list of Obama associates were actually quite accurate.

One thing I've learned about Ayers is that every time he refers to someone he disagrees with as putting forth a 'dishonest narrative,' it means far more often than not that they're telling the truth. An exception may be the claim made by him that MLK was more radical than Jeremiah Wright.

HERE is a link to an interview between Desiree Cooper and Kate Ellis from March 29, 2008 in which the latter was discussing the release of an MLK documentary she had produced. HERE is a link to the MLK speech Ayers referred to.

Via The Blaze:


I think we can safely say that Chris Matthews has officially doubled down on the leg tingle. After watching a clip of Obama talking to the press, Matthews commented that he missed that 'Cute, wonderful, boyish smile we all love.' I actually found the look on Eugene Robinson's face after Matthews went there worth watching because it certainly deserves a caption. At this point, the only thing left for Matthews to confirm is whether or not Obama's 'wonderful, cute, boyish smile' gives him a leg tingle. If that cause and effect relationship does exist, Matthews has a serious problem and should just come out of the closet.

h/t Weasel Zippers

Friday, December 17, 2010


During Ed Schultz's December 15th radio show, his producer James Holm was talking on the air about Obama's meeting with the top CEO's in the country. Holm turned his attention to how much money those CEO's were sitting on. The amount totaled $1.9 Trillion according to him. Holm was disgusted by the fact that those CEO's weren't giving up that money and suggested that people who agree with him should 'put a gun to their head' as a remedy.

CLICK HERE for the audio.

Aside from the incendiary rhetoric, Holm's paradigm is disturbingly fascinating. The reason those CEO's have $1.9 Trillion is because they earned it. The reason our government is in hock to the tune of $14 Trillion is because it DIDN'T and then proceeded to mismanage it. Holm is literally advocating the confiscation of wealth from those who create more of it and giving it to those who squander it. How can a mind be so twisted that it views such a notion as rational?

h/t to NewsBusters


First up, none other than outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Aside from improperly using the word precarious to describe a ledge (something can be precariously sitting on a ledge but the ledge itself cannot be precarious unless it too is in danger of falling), Pelosi's bigger gaffe is her confident assertion that Barack Obama has been a job creator ever since he took office. Incidentally, when Obama took office, unemployment was around 6%. It's now at 10%. Only Socialists, Communists and Marxists could say such a thing with this degree of certainty.

Next up, John Kerry. In this moment of brilliance, the former presidential candidate is apoplectic at the notion that the Senate should read bills before passing them. No, seriously. He's literally angry that such a burden should be placed upon the government.

The best part is when he advocates "working" on the bill instead of "reading" it.

Lastly, Joe Biden's message to Republican Senators who want to have the START Treaty read before it's ratified....

"Get out of the Way." No, seriously.

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h/t to Gateway Pundit, Weasel Zippers, and the Blaze respectively.

Thursday, December 16, 2010


In case you're wondering why the media isn't screaming about the Florida School Board shooter Clay Duke being a crazed, maniacal right winger it's because his Facebook page indicates he was a crazed, maniacal left winger who listed his religion as being 'Humanist' (atheist) and Media Matters as one of his favorite websites.

Image of Duke's Facebook page via Verum Serum:

Of course, as VS points out, the issue here is not to blame the folks over at Media Matters for Duke's actions. It is to demonstrate that individuals like Clay Duke are responsible for their own actions. Shamelessly, groups like Media Matters would have eagerly jumped on the Tea Party or Glenn Beck if this guy was a member / fan respectively.

More at Verum Serum.


The phrase 'Friends of Angelo' conjures up memories of Chris Dodd and the Country Wide scandal. Now we have Friends of Cleaver. If you remember Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), he's the congressman who was allegedly spit on during passage of the Obamacare bill last March during which accusations that Tea Party members called black congressmen the "N" word were disproven.

Cleaver (pictured) has now been busted for a $48 Billion earmark that would be destined for the home of one his friends named Lamar Mickens, who runs a tax exempt day care center out of his home.

Via Gateway Pundit links to an article in the Southeast Missourian, which has more details on the Cleaver / Mickens relationship:
Proposed by a gentleman named Lamar Mickens, president of the not-for-profit Quality Day Campus, the $48 billion earmark would funnel money into the inner cities to give money to the poor and thereby produce a much larger consumer class to buy the goods and services produced in this country.

Just call this redistribution on steroids.

Cleaver's office says this of the proposal:

"The Epicenter is a proposed estimated $48 billion (Phase One) mass scale urban reclamation project for combating, reducing, reversing and/or eliminating poverty within under served communities by utilizing mass scale economic redevelopment to bring about stability and self reliance.
Imagine going out to your mailbox one day and finding a $48 Billion check made out to you from the American taxpayers with a note on the 'memo' line that says: For Inner City Development.

Insanity is abundant.


Ted Shoebat, son of former Palestinian terrorist Walid Shoebat, points out a stark bit of hypocrisy on the part of the so-called 'contemporary evangelicals' like Rick Warren. In Uganda, an Anti-Homosexuality Bill continues to garner staunch opposition from the Christian left while persecuted Christians in other countries like Pakistan receive nothing but silence from the same groups. In fact, leaders like Warren continue to implement appeasement and inclusiveness strategies in response to such atrocities.

Via Ted Shoebat:

Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill is making an uproar in the United States, especially amongst contemporary evangelicals, who have rushed to denounce it. It seems that the reason why these mainstream Christians are making denunciations so hasty is to simply protect their own images. The Turkish government throws people in prison for talking about the Armenian genocide; the Buddhist country Bhutan throws Christians in jail for blaspheming against Buddhism. Just in October 7th of this year, the Bhutan government sentenced one pastor Ugyen Tashi to three years in prison for preaching the gospel (Click here for full story). Pakistan has its Blasphemy Law being implemented right now–having Christians sentenced to death for preaching Christianity (Click here for full story). In fact, Pakistan wants to push its Blasphemy Law to a global level. According to the Catholic News Agency, Pakistan has presented a draft to the UN that would condemn the “defamation of religion” and create a global “anti-blasphemy law,” (Click here for full story). Islamic and Buddhist nations are persecuting Christians as we speak, but mainstream evangelicals are not denouncing these tyrannical regimes, they would rather jump on the band wagon of bashing Uganda for its anti-homosexuality bill which they have not even passed yet.
Of course, just one year ago, TIME reported that Warren caved to pressure after he initially didn't condemn Uganda for their anti-Homosexuality bill:
"As an American pastor," Warren said in his statement, "it is not my role to interfere with the politics of other nations, but it is my role to speak out on moral issues." He told the Ugandan pastors that the bill was "unjust, extreme and un-Christian toward homosexuals." The bill's requirement that Ugandans report any meeting with homosexuals to authorities, he said, would hinder the ministry of the church and force homosexuals who are HIV positive underground. He also defended the timing of his denunciation. "Because I didn't rush to make a public statement," he said, "some erroneously concluded that I supported this terrible bill, and some even claimed I was a sponsor of the bill. You in Uganda know that this is untrue." He added, "I oppose the criminalization of homosexuality."
To Shoebat's point, Warren has not directed any such strongly worded statements to Islamic or Buddhist nations who imprison or kill Christians simply for being Christians.

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