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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Outrage at Texas School District! Paging Rick Perry...

The Temple Independent School District (TISD), near Fort Hood, recently sent home flyers with children. The flyers were promoting 'College Vocational Night for Hispanics' and even informed people not to allow concerns about 'Residency Issues' to deter them from coming. Basically, illegal aliens are being invited to the event. For good measure, each attendee will receive one food voucher per family per month.

Initially, your outrage might be directed at the school district (mine was) but remember, our Governor here in Texas (Rick Perry) signed legislation that made it perfectly legal for illegal aliens to attend Texas colleges at in-state tuition rates.

Big h/t to Lynn Woolley

The quintessential example of what's wrong with Rick Perry is on display in Temple, TX:

Breaking News about FBI Informant at Brian Terry Murder Scene

If this is true, operation Fast and Furious just got exponentially more scandalous. Again, focus on the missing third gun allegedly found at the scene that has magically disappeared. Consensus seems to be that it was there because an FBI Confidential Informant (CI) put it there. There also must be a reason for that gun to be more damning than the two guns found at the scene that are themselves Fast and Furious guns.

It looks like Bob Owens at Pajamas Media might be onto that reason and, if true, it's big. The 'Rip Crew' that included Terry's killer may have been given foreknowledge about the location:
The rip crew was in Peck Canyon that evening with the intention of stealing money and drugs from a specific shipment of which they had prior knowledge.

Sources claim the Department of Justice has been trying for almost a year to hide the key information — how the rip crew knew the shipment was coming through that night.

Criminal informants (CIs) are a common tool of law enforcement agencies. When agencies apprehend criminals, agencies often reduce or drop charges in exchange for information leading to the arrests of higher-ranking criminals. Earlier this year, reports claimed that Operation Fast and Furious weapons smuggled over the border were actually chosen by an FBI informant, and paid for with money provided by the federal government.

The rip crew knew to be in Peck Canyon that December evening because a CI working for the FBI found out about a smuggling run — from the FBI.

Again, if this is true, it not only implicates the FBI along with the ATF but it would implicate the FBI directly in the creating the circumstances that led to Terry's death. Not only that but Owens makes the claim that the DEA knew about the ambush as well:
The CI used this information to organize an ambush of the drug convoy. A source tells PJM that the FBI knew from wiretaps that the CI was using their information to set up an ambush.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) — through its own CIs and communications intercepts — was also aware of the planned assault. 
Neither the DEA nor FBI warned Border Patrol about the expected criminal activity.
This is a must-read.

Is Newt Gingrich a Political Schizophrenic (Think Climate Change)?

As conservatives continue kicking the tires of the Gingrich Mobile, they're starting to ask what's in the trunk because the back-end seems to be sinking from all the baggage. One of the bags in there holds Newt's politically schizophrenic positions on Climate change. Granted, Newt has admitted that sitting on a love seat with Nancy Pelosi to record a climate change ad was 'one of the dumbest things I've ever done' but it looks like he may need to do far more, like convince - and I mean convince - conservatives that he has had a 'Road to Damascus' experience. However, any such experience must have come since 2010.

Via Aaron Klein at WND: a video interview with Human Events magazine in May 2010, the former speaker not only defended his commercial with Pelosi, but he said he would do it again even after the 2009 email hacking scandal raised serious questions about the science behind so-called global warming.
"If they offer the chance to, then sure," Gingrich replied, when asked if he would do the commercial again despite the climate science controversy. 
"I would do a commercial with Al Gore," he further stated. 
The Pelosi commercial was for a Gore initiative. It promoted the Gore-founded website and project, We Can Solve 
In the 2008 ad, Pelosi states alongside Gingrich, "Go to We Can Solve It dot org. Together we can do this." 
In both his Human Events and O'Reilly interviews, Gingrich stated he was against "climate change" legislation. 
"I actively opposed cap and trade. I testified against it the same day Al Gore testified for it," he told O'Reilly. 
Speaking to Human Events, Gingrich stated, "I deeply oppose giant tax increases. I oppose centralized bureaucracy."
These are extremely disturbing realities that point to Gingrich being a political opportunist at best. It might be time to wander over to the Santorum mobile or give the Bachmann mobile another test drive.

Here is Gingrich earlier this month on Fox News Channel's Center Seat, telling viewers that the Pelosi gig was 'dumb.' Evidence is pointing to Gingrich seeing the ad as dumb not because he's had that Road to Damascus experience but because he knows it might be a self-inflicted and politically mortal wound.

Are Occupiers Waking Up?

The circus that is the Occupy Wall Street movement has become a caricature of itself, with videos surfacing daily that belong on Comedy Central (when there are no serious injuries of course). Whether it's the crying men in Toronto, the cat channeler in Los Angeles, the peaceful assaulter in Monterey, or the transient at Oklahoma City who put himself in charge of security before getting pummeled by other transients, there just doesn't seem to be an end to it all.

But wait, there seems to be signs that OWS might just be waking up to the fact that they are being played for fools by the Community Organizer in Chief.

Via New York Times:
More than 100 Occupy Wall Street protesters marched to a Midtown hotel on Wednesday night to protest a fund-raising event for President Obama. 
Escorted by police vehicles as they helped snarl traffic across the Times Square area, beginning at Bryant Park, the group settled in front of barricades on the southwest corner of 53rd Street and Seventh Avenue, in view of the Sheraton hotel at which Mr. Obama was expected to appear by 9 p.m. 
Demonstrators held signs that leveled some of the Occupy protest’s most pointed criticism to date of the president. “Obama is a corporate puppet,” one said. “War crimes must be stopped, no matter who does them,” read another, beside head shots of President George W. Bush and President Obama. 
One man, wearing a mask of the president’s face and holding a cigar, carried a sign that read, “I sold out!” 
Ben Campbell, 28, one of the march’s organizers, said he hoped to prove to skeptics of the protests that the demonstrators were political critics of equal opportunity. “President Obama is coming to town solely to raise money from the richest of the rich,” Mr. Campbell said.
Could it be that there are unintended consequences of community organizing being sanctioned by the President of the United States? This IS unchartered territory for Obama. As he soaked the American people for slush funds via Stimulus, to be used in his reelection campaign, perhaps the behavior is even getting noticed by the OWS crowd, albeit slowly.

h/t Drudge

Shocker: Muslim Brotherhood Wins Egypt's Elections

Paging Anderson Cooper, Christianne Amanpour, and any other whacko / pseudo journalist who seemed intoxicated by the smells of the Arab Spring in Cairo earlier this year. These two, in particular, got beat up and still couldn't figure it out. As the entities charged with reporting honestly about what was going on consistently lied to an informed populace (not including OWS) who knew better, the Muslim Brotherhood appears to have finally risen to power in Egypt in much the same way that Hamas did in the Gaza Strip back in 2006 - through elections.

Via Almasry Alyoum:
The Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party demanded the right to form the new national salvation government following early indicators that the party won the most seats in parliament. 
“It is the majority in parliament that has the right to form the government,” said the party’s legal adviser Ahmed Abu Baraka. 
He also said that Major General Mamdouh Shahin, member of the military council, was wrong when he said the parliamentary majority does not have the right to form the government. “Shahin probably meant to calm the public by saying that,” he said. 
As to whether this would lead to a clash between the Brotherhood and the ruling military council, Abu Baraka dismissed the possibility as inconsequential. “We have always had clashes with the military,” he said.
h/t Weasel Zippers 

Meanwhile, John 'the Libyan rebels are my heroes' McCain predicted that the Muslim Brotherhood would NOT come to power in Egypt if the elections were fair. Here is what he told the American Spectator's Philip Klein back in February:
"We've seen in past history very well organized fanatical organizations can hijack democracy, whether it be Lenin, or whether it be radical Islamic extremists in Iran," McCain told me outside the Senate floor when asked about whether he was concerned that the Brotherhood could gain power. "They are an organization with ties to terrorist organizations. They support Sharia law, that alone should be reason not to have them as part of any democratic government. Sharia law is the most abhorrent treatment of women and perversion of the democratic ideals we stand for."
Well, Mr. McCain, were you wrong or were the elections unfair?

McCain needs to resign. He is either grossly ignorant (simply not possible) or  he is lying to the American people about the threat to western civilization (most likely).

h/t Hot Air 

Second US Senator Calls for Holder to Resign

The running tally for the number of Congressmen and Senators who are calling for the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder over operation Fast and Furious is now 52 and 2, respectively. Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) joins his colleague, Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) on the growing list.

Via the Daily Caller:
The pressure appears to have gotten to Holder. On Tuesday he lost control when TheDC asked what he thought of the surge in calls for his resignation. 
“You guys need to — you need to stop this,” Holder said at a White House event. “It’s not an organic thing that’s just happening. You guys are behind it.” 
Subsequently, the White House refused to comment when TheDC asked if President Barack Obama plans to hold Holder to the same standard he applied to former attorney general Alberto Gonzales when Obama, then a U,S. Senator, demanded Gonzales’ resignation in 2007. 
Inhofe told TheDC he thinks Holder’s reaction is a sign that the Obama administration and Holder have been “caught” doing something wrong and they don’t know how to deal with it other than to attack the messenger. 
“Any time someone gets caught doing something like this, if they can [they] blame it on what they consider to be a minority,” Inhofe said. “And they consider the right wing to be minority, even though they’re wrong — if they can do that, they think they can somehow try to transfer the wrongdoing to another party in showing that they have a motivation for this to do things that are not honest.”
This is in no way insignificant. Inhofe is a more prominent and well known senator than is Isakson and this movement is showing signs of the wrong kind of inertia for Holder.

Moreover, though there are no Democrats on the list of legislators that are calling for Holder to step down, the closer we get to the election, the more likely that is to change, especially in battleground states / districts.

Reminder: December 8th, the Holder showdown with Issa promises to be more compelling than a Wrestlemania cage match.

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