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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Channel Spinal Tap

Messing with the heads of liberals is fun enough but it might just be even more fun to watch them mess with their own heads. These are the ideological descendants of the 1960's radicals and they just don't measure up. Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn were seen in the act of synchronized dual face palms. The first problem these protesters ran into was an inflated crowd thanks to reports that the band Radiohead was going to perform. The band's appearance was dubbed a 'hoax.' All was good though, right? An inflated crowd agitated by a hoax could be used to the group's advantage! Quick, Onward to NYPD HQ!

Uh, they got lost.

Via New York Daily News:
Radiohead didn't rock out with the Occupy Wall Street mass yesterday, but the crowds sure did as the protest marched into its third weekend - but had a little trouble finding NYPD headquarters.

The British rock band's rumored appearance at the downtown protest - later branded a "hoax" by organizers - swelled the ranks at the Zuccotti Park base to several thousand.

While hundreds of people have camped out overnight in the plaza during the two-week old sit-in for social change, an online announcement that Radiohead was en route jammed the plaza.

"I actually think it's kind of ridiculous," said a dreadlocked 20-year-old who identified himself as Pigpen. "The only reason 500 people are here is because they think Radiohead is going to be here."

Organizers were red-faced.

"I got hoaxed," said Patrick Bruner, who has been e-mailing on behalf of the Occupy Wall Street protesters. "Radiohead was never confirmed. Completely our fault. Apologies. "

The band later wished protestors luck on their Twitter feed, but confirmed they would be no-shows.The band was in the city and performed two sold-out shows at the Roseland Ballroom this week.
Ok, now the convoluted metaphor. These protesters represent the band Spinal Tap in this clip. Radiohead might as well. Perhaps they were in Cleveland instead of New York. Of course, NYPD HQ represents the stage.

h/t Weasel Zippers

BOOM! Bigger Fish than al-Awlaki Killed in same Predator Drone Strike

Remember that near-miss terror attack last year when bombs were planted inside printer cartridges? The man responsible for making those bombs - as well as the Christmas Day bomb that failed to detonate over Detroit - was killed in the same Predator drone strike that killed Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan, the publisher of al-Qaeda magazine. Ibrahim al-Asiri was al-Qaeda's top Saudi top bomb maker. While al-Awlaki is widely credited with having been the inspiration for Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to put a bomb in his pants that was supposed to detonate over a major city, it was apparently al-Asiri who gave him the means.

Via AP:
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two US officials say the drone strike in Yemen that killed Anward al-Awlaki appears to have also killed al-Qaida's top Saudi bomb-maker.

Officials say intelligence indicates Ibrahim al-Asiri also died in the attack. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the death has not been officially confirmed.

Al-Asiri is the bomb-maker believed to have made the explosives used in the foiled Christmas Day airline attack in 2009 and last year's attempted cargo plane bombing.
Assuming this report pans out, take some solace the next time you're getting groped by a TSA agent that the dirtbags who make up the trio directly responsible for that groping are either in custody or dead.

Underwear Bomber: In jail
Inspiration for Underwear Bomber: In ground
Builder of Underwear Bomber's bomb: In ground

CNN has more on Samir Khan HERE. Click HERE to jog your memory on the printer cartridge bomb plot from last year.

Coming in with the other side of this argument is none other than 9/11 Truther magnet, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX). While at a campaign stop in New Hampshire, he fed a little red meat to his '9/11 was an inside job' base:

h/t Jawa and Hot Air

Ruh Roh: Friday Night Document Drop from White House in Fast and Furious

I think it's safe to say that thanks to the internet, Friday night document dumps ain't what they used to be. In fact, they may actually be counter-productive because they raise even more red flags. Nonetheless, Sharyl Attkisson at CBS is reporting that the White House has released e-mails that show much more contact between ATF Special Agent in Charge William Newell and White House National Security staffer, Kevin O'Reilly. Back on July 26th, at a House Oversight Committee hearing, Newell downplayed any contact with O'Reilly.

Via CBS:
WASHINGTON - Late Friday, the White House turned over new documents in the Congressional investigation into the ATF "Fast and Furious" gunwalking scandal.

The documents show extensive communications between then-ATF Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix office Bill Newell - who led Fast and Furious - and then-White House National Security Staffer Kevin O'Reilly. Emails indicate the two also spoke on the phone. Such detailed, direct communications between a local ATF manager in Phoenix and a White House national security staffer has raised interest among Congressional investigators looking into Fast and Furious. Newell has said he and O'Reilly are long time friends.
If you remember, at the hearing, Newell was confronted by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) about an e-mail he sent to O'Reilly that started with the phrase, 'You didn't get this from me.'

Though the e-mails released by the White House Friday night did not consist of any smoking guns, they did produce some new leads and apparently the name of an operation that seemed to run in conjunction with Fast and Furious, called 'Wide Receiver.' Once again, however, the White House has stonewalled another request from the committee, which had asked to meet with O'Reilly by September 30th. White House response? No dice.
Among the documents produced: an email in which ATF's Newell sent the White House's O'Reilly an "arrow chart reflecting the ultimate destination of firearms we intercepted and/or where the guns ended up." The chart shows arrows leading from Arizona to destinations all over Mexico.

In response, O'Reilly wrote on Sept. 3, 2010 "The arrow chart is really interesting - and - no surprise - implies at least that different (Drug Trafficking Organizations) in Mexico have very different and geographically distinct networks in the US for acquiring guns. Did last year's TX effort develop a similar graphic?"

The White House counsel who produced the documents stated that some records were not included because of "significant confidentiality interests."

Also included are email photographs including images of a .50 caliber rifle that Newell tells O'Reilly "was purchased in Tucson, Arizona (part of another OCDTF case)." OCDTF is a joint task force that operates under the Department of Justice and includes the US Attorneys, ATF, DEA, FBI, ICE and IRS. Fast and Furious was an OCDTF case. An administration source would not describe the Tucson OCDTF case. However, CBS News has learned that ATF's Phoenix office led an operation out of Tucson called "Wide Receiver." Sources claim ATF allowed guns to "walk" in that operation, much like Fast and Furious.

Congressional investigators for Republicans Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) have asked to interview O'Reilly by September 30. But the Administration informed them that O'Reilly is on assignment for the State Department in Iraq and unavailable.
Wouldn't you love to know what 'significant confidentiality interests' the White House is trying to protect relative to the additional e-mails? They didn't seem all that worried about 'confidentiality interests' when the IG handed over audio recordings between ATF lead case agent Hope McAllister and Lone Wolf gun store owner Andre Howard, to the US Attorney's Office in Arizona.

drip, drip, drip...

UPDATE: Click HERE to see the letter from White House to Issa and Grassley.

h/t Sipsey Street
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