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Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Greg Gutfeld of Fox News appeared on the last segment of Glenn Beck's television show (a segment I often miss) today and it may have been the best one of the week. As you watch Gutfeld tell Beck about the gay bar he's proposing be built next to the ground zero mosque, see how many Islamic Rage Boys you can envision. This segment is definitely a must watch. The names for the proposed bar are extremely creative.

Via MediaIte

If the video above doesn't work, try this....


We first heard about this at the Lynn Woolley show when the Secretary of Logic received several emails raising the concern that U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton may have made a ruling she did not have the authority to make; Bolton blocked the most controversial portions of Arizona SB 1070. The emails claimed that under Article III, Section 2, clause 2, Bolton was out of her jurisdiction to rule on any aspect of a case that involves a state being a party.

Here is the relevant excerpt:
In all cases affecting ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, and those in which a state shall be party, the Supreme Court shall have original jurisdiction. In all the other cases before mentioned, the Supreme Court shall have appellate jurisdiction, both as to law and fact, with such exceptions, and under such regulations as the Congress shall make.
The key part here is that since the state of Arizona is a party in a case, the Supreme Court shall have original jurisdiction. This means that Judge Bolton does not have judicial authority to rule on any aspect of SB 1070.

h/t to Lynn Woolley Show

UPDATE: looks like THIS may be the original source of the aforementioned claims.


My latest column over at Breitbart's Big Peace focuses on a comparison between a French WWI hero named Philippe Pétain who became a French traitor in WWII, and New York City's Mayor Michael Bloomberg. In WWII, Pétain collaborated with the Nazis after Hitler invaded France. Called upon to defend his countrymen, Pétain sold them out.

Bloomberg appears to be doing the same thing with the city he's sworn an oath to defend:

Via Big Peace:
If Mayor Michael Bloomberg is to New York – and by extension the United States – what French general Philippe Pétain was to his country in WWII, we have cause for great concern. France was in desperate need of a leader after the Nazi invasion and called its greatest WWI hero out of retirement to help in 1940.

Pétain, upon assessing the situation, decided that it was best to surrender to Hitler – without calling it surrender – than it was to fight. He proceeded to sign an armistice that served to forfeit more than half of France to the Nazis – including Paris – in exchange for a territory in the central part of the country, known as Vichy. Pétain led the Vichy government primarily as a figurehead, more so beginning in 1942, and collaborated with the Germans. The government also passed anti-Semitic laws and rounded up French, Spanish, and Eastern European Jews who were deported to German concentration camps.

In fairness to a true historical account, Pétain was 84 years old and hardly capable of being the savior his countrymen so desperately wanted him to be. Defending France after the invasion, however untenable, was what Pétain was charged with doing. Instead, he sold out his country to save his own skin; he was.....
I hope you read it all.


Conservatives in America are constantly told that elections have consequences when they express their outrage over the Obama administration's policies and Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress. One would assume that elections have consequences in the Netherlands too. In June there, Geert Wilders's PVV Freedom Party made huge gains.

From his website:
After weeks of discussions among the leading Dutch political parties following the June 9th general elections, a minority conservative ruling coalition has been formed. This gives Geert Wilders' PVV Freedom party some important leverage. This is largely due to the significant seat tallies, 24 that the PVV garnered in the new Hague Parliament, as well as the significant continuing rise in Wilders' and the PVV popularity among voters in the Netherlands.
So as Wilders is surging in popularity in the Netherlands, he's also surging in popularity with a large cross section of Americans who oppose the Ground Zero Mosque. That reality has manifested itself in Wilders being scheduled to appear at the protest there on September 11th. This is apparently lost or disregarded by former General Secretary of Nato, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer who seems somewhat reluctant to embrace the 'elections have consequences' mantra. Via Dutch News:
De Hoop Scheffer, a Christian Democrat and former foreign minister, says he is personally against the building of a mosque close to Ground Zero. But he thinks it inadvisable for Wilders to speak as he will be seen as representing the Netherlands.
One of the consequences of the elections in the Netherlands is the rise in popularity of Wilders in the United States, where we still have a First Amendment.

Scheffer is the one who should think twice before speaking.

LINK to entire story.


Five years ago, in August of 2005, Israel began pulling completely out of Gaza in an effort to hand control over to the Palestinians; it was an attempt at peace. Here we are in August of 2010 and not only is Gaza now controlled by Hamas, which continues launching rockets into Israel but another part of the arrangement was that Israel would control the coastline. Currently, Israel is under pressure to end the blockade that does just that. That pressure is coming from many sources and the Obama administration doesn't seem the least bit interested in alleviating any of it.

Let's go back to a Washington Post article from August 10th, 2005.
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said the withdrawal was to increase security of residents of Israel, relieve pressure on the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and reduce friction between Israelis and Palestinians. Hamas, the Islamic Resistance Movement, claims that the withdrawal is the result of violent Palestinian resistance to Israeli occupation.
If Hamas operated under the assumption then that Israel was giving up Gaza because of "resistance" from Hamas, why wouldn't Hamas operate under the same assumption with respect to the Israeli blockade? Further emboldening them in this regard is that longtime Obama friend Rashid Khalidi, a man with ties to the extremely anti-Israeli PLO, is attempting to coordinate another flotilla with the sole purpose of breaking that blockade.

Aaron Klein reports at RBO:
Khalidi and other Obama associates are members of an American effort to raise $370,000 to finance the purchase of a U.S. ship in an effort to break the Israeli naval blockade of Gaza. The tentative title of the ship is “The Audacity of Hope,” the namesake of Obama’s autobiography.
So now that Obama's friends and associates are actively attempting to subvert the conditions of Israel's withdrawal from Gaza, the U.S. president as well as his Attorney General don't seem all that interested in pursuing a legal course of action.

Back to the 2005 Wapo piece:
The Israeli government expects the withdrawal will reduce Palestinian attacks on Jewish citizens. The Israeli Foreign Ministry says that the withdrawal shows that Israel is willing to make significant concessions for peace.
It's pretty safe to say that was a faulty premise. The man who knew that then, Benjamin Netanyahu, resigned in protest at the time and is now the Prime Minister. If he knew in 2005 what should be obvious to the world in 2010, then he must also know that caving to pressure to end the blockade will yield similar results.

Back to Klein's piece at RBO. Since Hamas is identified by the U.S. State Department as a terrorist organization and Obama's friend, Rashid Khalidi is attempting to provide the group support in the form of a boat named after one of Obama's books, does that not make Khalidi guilty of a crime? If it does, Holder is unlikely to pursue it, adding yet another black mark to his already disturbing record. Klein refers to a piece written by Andrew McCarthy at National Review:
McCarthy argues the Justice Department, under the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act, could investigate Khalidi and other flotilla organizers for providing material support to Hamas, which is designated by the State Department as a terrorist organization.

Jonathan Schanzer points out at the Weekly Standard that according to a Supreme Court decision in June, Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project, the prohibition against material support to terrorists can apply even when the offerings are not money or weapons.
HERE is the link to Schanzer's article.

Lastly, ain't it interesting that Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, and now ANOTHER early founder of the Weather Underground has supported the Free Gaza Movement, a group actively involved in attempts to aid Hamas in the breaking of the Blockade. Again, from Klein:
Khalidi, meanwhile, is not the only Obama associate involved in the Gaza flotilla effort.

WND found that another signatory to the American flotilla project is Naomi Esther Jaffe, who founded the Weatherman terrorist organization along with Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. Jaffe engaged in fundraising efforts for Obama’s presidential campaign, even advertising a “Yoga for Obama” event on Obama’s campaign website.

Ayers and Dorhn themselves have been leaders of efforts to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza.
It would seem that we have yet another case in which the Eric Holder led Department of Justice is selectively choosing which laws it will enforce and, as in the New Black Panther Party case, Obama's supporters and / or friends are the ones not brought to justice.

h/t to WND
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