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Monday, October 4, 2010


The various assortment of videos from the October 2nd 'One Nation' rally are trickling in. The rally was supposed to be the left's response to the hugely more successful 'Restoring Honor' rally back on August 28th. What I find incredibly telling is the level of anger that exists within these protesters. The Tea Party is angry at the massive growth of government and the Obama agenda. You'd think the people at the 'One Nation' would be thrilled with how much Obama has been able to get done.

Uh, not so much. First up is a woman who objects to being caught on video...

Next, a montage of clips from the crowd from Reason.TV

Possibly the most telling video is of a Parks employee responsible for cleaning up around the Lincoln Memorial. His identity is protected per his request but it's obvious that he prefers the Tea Party crowd to the leftwing socialists when it comes to clean-up duty. Also, keep in mind the size of the Tea Party rally on August 28th compared with the October 2nd 'One Nation' rally.

Via Breitbart


On Day one of Geert Wilders' trial, in which he is accused of inciting hatred toward Islam, he was able to get the judges to adjourn for 24 hours after calling for them to recuse themselves based on the grounds of bias. The Dutch politician whose anti-Islam party made huge gains in the June elections, putting Wilders at the head of the third largest political party in the Netherlands, is facing a year in jail if convicted and a huge fine.

He's not backing down at all. Via the AFP
AMSTERDAM — The hate speech trial of Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders was adjourned for 24 hours shortly after opening in Amsterdam on Monday as he called on the judges to recuse themselves on the grounds of bias.

"We will now retire to consider" Wilders' application, said judge Frans Bauduin, the chairman of a special panel of judges hastily convened to hear the recusal bid that interrupted Wilders' trial.
This could be the most important trial of the century. Inexplicably, Dutch leadership seems to have an extremely bad case of Stockholm Syndrome.

A little further into the AFP article, we learn what prompted Wilders to request the recusal of the judges:
After a brief initial statement in the morning in which he defended his right to free speech, Wilders announced to the court that he would invoke his right to remain silent and not answer any questions.

This moved presiding judge Jan Moors to observe that Wilders has often been accused in the media of making wild statements and then avoiding the discussions they evoked, adding “it seems as if you’re doing it again”.
What's very interesting here is that if the judges are fearful of siding with Wilders, he may have given them an out.

If they do recuse themselves, it might signify cowardice; if they don't it could signify sympathy for Wilders' accusers.

On October 2nd, two days before his trial started, Wilders gave a speech in Berlin. HERE is the link.

h/t to Weasel Zippers


As the Sub Prime mortgage crisis was unfolding in 2007, the money trail led right to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. On September 17, 2007 Barack Obama spoke at Nasdaq and actually said the practice 'started off as a good idea, helping Americans buy homes who previously couldn't afford to.' Sounds like a 'Joe the Plumber' moment before the now infamous 'Joe the Plumber' moment right before the election.

Via Gateway Pundit

For the latest spin on this, check out this Reuters article, which basically says it wasn't the practice of lending to unqualified borrowers that caused the problem; it was predatory lending practices applied to minorities. In other words, those racist bankers, though forced to lend to unqualified applicants, were actually racist for demanding payment, I guess.

Obama represented ACORN in a lawsuit against Citibank in 1994 so it would make sense that he thought sub prime lending was a good idea. The incredibly bizarre aspect to this story is that all of this information was available before the 2008 election and Obama was still voted in to office.


h/t to Gateway Pundit
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