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Wednesday, March 31, 2010


This could be a very teachable moment for a University of Central Florida fraternity courtesy of Glenn Beck if this ends up being as it appears. On Saturday, March 27th at a Glenn Beck event in Orlando, 53 attendees had their cars towed from a parking lot they say they were led to with signs that read "Event Parking". When they returned to that lot, the signs - as well as their cars - were gone.

Courtesy of a news report by WFTV in Orlando, the lot belongs to the Kappa Sigma fraternity who, unlike the tow truck company's owner, was unavailable for comment. Kappa Sigma gave WFTV the name of someone with their fraternity to contact but he was apparently not doing interviews.
Dozens of people who parked at the University of Central Florida for an event say they were set up after their cars were towed. They said event parking signs directed them to a lot, but more than 50 cars in that lot were towed. People said those signs and their cars were gone when they got back.

A viewer contacted WFTV after his car was towed Saturday, along with 52 others. All of them were in line to recover their cars at an impound lot and all of them attended the Glenn Beck show at UCF.
Be sure to click here and watch the video of the news report. What doesn't appear to be known this point is the motive behind intentionally making people's lives miserable. Yes, fraternities don't need motives for most of what they do but if Kappa Sigma simply did it as a prank and had no political bias, that's bad but not nearly as inexcusable as it would be if they intentionally harmed these people because they're just angry liberals who hate Glenn Beck.

If this turns out to be a politically motivated act, Beck should shame the entire fraternity on national television. I'm not assigning guilt at this point but this kind of thing does fit the recent leftwing template of despicable behavior.

The similarities between what this appears to be and what Andrew Breitbart experienced at the recent Tea Party in Searchlight, NV are mildly uncanny. Like these 53 drivers at the Beck event, Breitbart discovered a man holding up a sign pointing people away from Searchlight. Breitbart also witnessed a gaggle of thugs throwing eggs at Tea Party buses who then called the cops, accusing Breitbart of throwing them. In the case of the 53, they appear to be similar victims. They were accused of unlawful behavior by virtue of having their cars towed. As was the case with Breitbart, the opposite is quite likely true.

h/t to Free Republic


MediaITE is usually a good place to gauge the sentiment of the more middle-of-the-road left and they're definitely more fair than the vast majority of leftwing sites but their take on this is way off base. Again, forget whether the incident was politically motivated and drop the conspiracy talk for a minute.

Someone - or some group - crossed the line between practical jokes and inflicting harm on people. They did so by intentionally deceiving a group of people unfamiliar with the area. If the cars had been towed to an adjacent lot at no monetary penalty to the owners, for a short time in order to freak them out for several minutes, it would be a practical joke. To direct people to a parking lot using signs and then have those cars towed at owner's expense crosses the line, regardless of motive.

However, MediaITE seems perfectly content to mock the people who had already shelled out substantial amounts of money to attend an event and blames them for following signs at a place with which they were likely unfamiliar. Instead, he finds fault with them for not looking for a person actually holding the sign, taking money.
Who could be behind this travesty? Did the towing company plant the signs for a few extra bucks? Was the fraternity in on it with him? Or was it even more sinister? Perhaps, some renegade liberals placed the signs so that Beck’s followers wouldn’t have the transportation to spread the dangerous Truths! Whatever the case, we’re sure everyone involved can fill dozens of chalkboards with their various conspiracy theories.

Just use this tragedy as a lesson: if you ever go to a big event like this and there’s isn’t a guy in a bright yellow jacket charging you ridiculous prices to park, chances are you’re parking illegally.
Once again, the victims are at fault.


And you thought Climategate was bad. When tens of thousands of emails implicating the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit (CRU) went viral last November, the fraud that is man-made global warming was exposed - that is, everywhere except in American mainstream media outlets. The British media was all over it. Al Gore burrowed underground, like a gopher being chased by Bill Murray.

Now we learn thanks to emails obtained from NASA that CRU's American counterparts made East Anglia look like a beacon of facts and truth.

Via Fox News:
NASA was able to put a man on the moon, but the space agency can't tell you what the temperature was when it did. By its own admission, NASA's temperature records are in even worse shape than the besmirched Climate-gate data.

E-mail messages obtained by a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that NASA concluded that its own climate findings were inferior to those maintained by both the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) -- the scandalized source of the leaked Climate-gate e-mails -- and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Climatic Data Center.

The e-mails from 2007 reveal that when a USA Today reporter asked if NASA's data "was more accurate" than other climate-change data sets, NASA's Dr. Reto A. Ruedy replied with an unequivocal no. He said "the National Climatic Data Center's procedure of only using the best stations is more accurate," admitting that some of his own procedures led to less accurate readings.
Is it over-simplifying things to make the claim that NASA considered its records inferior to those of an outfit in Great Britain whose most notorious professor once used the phrase, "hide the decline" when referring to climate data?


h/t to Hot Air


Apple Computer has not only decided to boycott the Glenn Beck show but the entire network he works for. Conversely, they have decided to market at least one of their products - the iPhone - by featuring quotes from an infamous racist, hate-filled, murdering, marxist, who wanted to take down America. That's right. Glenn Beck is shunned as a pariah by Apple as Che Guevara is embraced and extolled as a virtuous historical figure.

Humberto Fontova at Big Journalism points out that, in true leftwing fashion, inconvenient facts are always avoided if they get in the way of an agenda. In this case, it's the Guevara quotes that fly in the face of the liberal paradigms that are missing from the iPhone.

Here are a couple of quotes attributed to Guevara that one will not find in the iPhone. Via Fontova:
The Negro is indolent and spends his money on frivolities and booze, whereas the European is forward-looking, organized and intelligent.

My nostrils dilate while savoring the acrid odor of gunpowder and blood… Crazy with fury I will stain my rifle red while slaughtering any surrendered enemy that falls in my hands! With the deaths of my enemies I prepare my being for the sacred fight and join the triumphant proletariat with a bestial howl!
The left continues to lower the bar on itself. Each time it does, its staunchest advocates seem to get angrier. As they get angrier, they continue to project their own faults onto their opponents with ever increasing absurdity.

Read the whole thing.


Jason Mattera is quickly establishing himself as an incredible force when it comes to confronting politicians on their home turf and embarrassing the bejeepers out of them. In the past, he ambushed John Murtha, Charlie Rangel, and Ted Kennedy. Now, in conjunction with his book release, he is posting a plethora of his run-ins with a various sundry of other Senators and Representatives in which he challenges them on the absurd portions of the new health care law.

This one may be his best yet. He softens up Al Franken (D-MN) with a warm greeting and then challenges him on the portion of the language that covers the construction of jungle gyms.

It doesn't get any better than this.

h/t to Hot Air
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