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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Video: Allen West calls out Media for being Cowards

If you've ever been frustrated by so-called conservative politicians who refuse to go on offense, this might make you feel better. Rep. Col. Allen West chooses a unique approach here; he rejects the premise that the media supports Obama and instead accuses them of being afraid.

Gotta love it.

h/t CNS News

Common Thread between OWS and Fast and Furious

Barack Obama supports Occupy Wall Street. Someone in the Barack Obama administration supported Fast and Furious. As a result of both, Americans were shot to death. Floyd Reports has posted my latest column on the subject:
In Operation Fast and Furious, Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was murdered on American soil; he was shot with a gun that was put in the hands of the shooter by an agency under the direction of Barack Obama’s Justice Department – the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). In the months that have transpired since, culpability has been creeping closer to Obama himself, thanks to suspect and conflicting testimony from a range of officials at DOJ, including Attorney General Eric Holder. Those following the scandal have been choking on the stench of cover-up for months.

Speaking of stench, since the mayor of Oakland – Jean Quan – allowed protesters to ‘re-occupy’ her city after ordering police to clear the area, millions of dollars of damage has been done; crime has surged, and a man was shot dead at the Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, the site of Occupy Oakland. The question of whether Quan has the blood of that man on her hands hangs in the air like smoke from a fired gun on a still night. Since the shooting on November 10th, there appears to be multiple attempts to cover-up some facts there too.

Barucha Peller, a woman who fancies herself as a bit of a spokesperson for Occupy Oakland, didn’t just attempt to distance the movement from the shooting; she made it sound as if the man’s chances of survival would have been diminished but for her colleagues:

“The only direct Occupy Oakland involvement was in order to provide emergency first-aid services.”

Thanks to Zombie at Pajamas Media, it’s been learned that the San Francisco Chronicle shamefully scrubbed a portion of one of its reports that identified the victim as having been an Occupy Oakland occupier. It only served to make Peller’s claims even more despicable.

At the very beginning of the Obama administration, the ATF portrayed itself as an entity that did everything it possibly could to interdict weapons headed for Mexico. In reality, it was facilitating their transport. Mexican drug cartels were the beneficiaries of at least 2,000 guns. In a February 4, 2011 letter to Senator Chuck Grassley, Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich reiterated that the ATF was doing all it could to protect Americans when he wrote:

“ATF makes every effort to interdict weapons that have been purchased illegally and prevent their transportation to Mexico.”

Nine months later, Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, Lanny Breuer conceded that Weich’s statement was false.

In much the same way that Quan is responsible for protecting her city’s police and citizens to the best of her ability, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano is responsible for doing the same for American citizens and her agents – of which Terry was one. In testimony she gave to the House Judiciary committee on October 26, 2011, Napolitano admitted to never talking with Holder about Fast and Furious, even though ATF agents knew within hours of Terry’s death that it had the blood of one of Napolitano’s agents (Terry) on its hands. Not only that but on June 26, 2011 former ATF Special Agent William Newell conceded that Fast and Furious was an operation that included DHS as well as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which reports to DHS.

Indications are that Napolitano contributed – as yet, to an unquantifiable degree – to the environment which led to Terry’s death. Prior to the November 2nd general strike in Oakland, Quan seemed to preside over the equivalent of human cock fighting when she encouraged all city employees to take the day off and join the protests – that is, all city employees except the police. Oakland’s cops were all required to report for work.

Individuals at Justice, DHS, and quite possibly State all have questions to answer about their roles in Fast and Furious, as well as the resultant death of Terry. They all report up a chain that ends with Barack Obama.

Oakland is where former Obama green jobs czar, Van Jones got his start. Jones is one of the main organizers of the #Occupy Wall Street movement. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), whose district includes Oakland, has a rich history with Jones and helped get him hired by the White House; Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett practically admitted as much in August of 2009. Lee also said she supported the Occupy Oakland protests and had spoken with Quan about it.

Barack Obama’s subordinates at various links down the chain, supported an operation that resulted in the shooting death of an American Border agent. Former Barack Obama subordinates and colleagues supported a movement in Oakland that resulted in the shooting death of a civilian. Violence, crime, and millions of dollars in damages at these protests all across the country almost gave the potential for such a death the air of inevitability.

We Know Barack Obama supports the Occupy Wall Street movement, which has devolved into a cesspool of violent crime in many cities, not just Oakland. At last count, there have been more than 4000 arrests nationwide. The president’s support for Occupy Wall Street does not assuage the suspicions of those who wonder about his level of support for Fast and Furious; it does the opposite.

Obama’s support for Occupy Wall Street might one day tell us how something like Operation Fast and Furious ever saw the light of day.
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Solyndra: Rahm Emanuel, Emails, and Energy Secretary on Hot Seat

For those who are eagerly awaiting the December 8th grilling of Attorney General Eric Holder by members of the House Judiciary Committee - of which Rep. Darrell Issa is one - there is another hearing tomorrow that may tide you over a bit. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will be testifying in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on November 18th about his role in the Solyndra scandal. Two days before the scheduled hearing, the White House released emails that show Solyndra was pressured by the Energy Department to delay layoff announcements until after the 2010 elections and the committee is combing through them.

Via Washington Post:
The Obama administration, which gave the solar company Solyndra a half-billion-dollar loan to help create jobs, asked the company to delay announcing it would lay off workers until after the hotly contested November 2010 midterm elections that imperiled Democratic control of Congress, newly released e-mails show.

The announcement could have been politically damaging because President Obama and others in the administration had held up Solyndra as a poster child of its clean-energy initiative, saying the company’s new factory, built with the help of stimulus money, could create 1,000 jobs. Six months before the midterm elections, Obama visited Solyndra’s California plant to praise its success, even though outside auditors had questioned whether the operation might collapse in debt.

As the contentious 2010 elections approached, Solyndra found itself foundering, and it warned the Energy Department that it would need an emergency cash infusion. A Solyndra investment adviser wrote in an Oct. 30, 2010, e-mail — without explaining the reason — that Energy Department officials were pushing “very hard” to delay making the layoffs public until the day after the elections.

The announcement ultimately was made on Nov. 3, 2010 — immediately following the Nov. 2 vote.

E-mails describing the events were released Tuesday as part of a House Energy and Commerce Committee memo, provided in advance of Energy Secretary Steven Chu’s scheduled testimony before the committee’s investigative panel on Thursday. As a result of the 2010 elections, that committee is now controlled by Republicans, whose aggressive nine-month investigation into Solyndra has focused partly on whether politics played a role in the company’s selection to receive a federal loan.
It isn't just Chu's Department that is implicated in these emails either. Former Obama Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel is as well. In fact, he should be called to testify about what he knew at some point because his lack of memory relative to Solyndra may be more suspicious than Eric Holder denying any knowledge of Fast and Furious until a "few weeks" before May 3rd.

Unlike Holder, there are emails that apparently implicate Emanuel directly in the decision to press the president into publicly announcing the Solyndra loan. What makes this even more explosive is Emanuel repeatedly pleading ignorance when it comes to his role.

Click HERE to hear Emanuel say in September of this year that he doesn't "know" or "remember" the Solyndra deal. WLS confronted Emanuel again relative to these new revelations in emails that named him. Click HERE.

h/t Michelle Malkin

Video: Ringworm Occupies Occupy Santa Cruz

In February of 2009, CNBC's Rick Santelli inspired the Tea Party with a righteous rant. In late 2011, the Tea Party actually seems less inspired than it was then. For the life of me, I am having a terrible time understanding why these Occupy protests aren't doing what Santelli did times 10.

Here's the latest. Ringworm outbreak at Occupy Santa Cruz:

h/t GWP

Video: Rep. Allen West Suggests Obama 'Complicit' in Fast and Furious if Holder Stays

As the number of Congressmen who are calling for the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder steadily grows - latest count is 43 - so does the pressure on Obama. At a joint press conference intended to express this sentiment, Rep. Allen West even invoked Obama's name when calling for the resignation of Holder. West suggested that if Obama doesn't force Holder out, the president may likely be 'complicit.'

h/t Sipsey Street
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