Here, you are urged and encouraged to run your mouths about something important.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Video: Republican Congressman dodges question about Boehner's support for Contempt Citation

During an interview with Fox's Bill Hemmer, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), who sits on the House Energy & Commerce Committee didn't just refuse to answer a question about Speaker John Boehner's support for a contempt citation against Attorney General Eric Holder over Fast and Furious. He answered a question that wasn't asked... twice. Hemmer wanted to know from Scalise if Boehner supported efforts by Darrell Issa and the Oversight Committee to issue that citation. Scalise twice responded with irrelevant references to Boehner wanting transparency from the administration.

Either these guys know that the second they say that Boehner supports the petition, issuance of the citation immediately becomes imminent OR Boehner doesn't support it.

Via Fox News:

Is there a Chechnya Spring coming?

As if the world needed to worry about another extremist Islamic hot spot, we might have one and it's in Russia's back yard. The Chechen rebels are known to be among the most savage of Jihadists on the globe. They were behind the Beslan school massacre in 2004. In 2006, Russia ultimately killed the Chechen leader behind it - Shamil Basayev in 2006.

Russian forces eventually suppressed Chechnya's Islamic uprising and put a man named Ramzan Kadyrov in power there to maintain control of the country while remaining in Russia's good graces for doing so. Kadyrov, a Chechen Muslim, was basically faced with two choices. Support the rebels and be on the wrong side of a Russian victory or run the country on Russia's behalf and reap the benefits. He chose the latter course but may be getting a little bolder these days.

Via Washington Times:
Chechnya's government is openly approving of families that kill female relatives who violate their sense of honor, as this Russian republic embraces a fundamentalist interpretation of Islam after decades of religious suppression under Soviet rule.

In the past five years, the bodies of dozens of young Chechen women have been found dumped in woods, abandoned in alleys and left along roads in the capital, Grozny, and neighboring villages.

Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov publicly announced that the dead women had “loose morals” and were rightfully shot by male relatives. He went on to describe women as the property of their husbands, and said their main role is to bear children.

“If a woman runs around and if a man runs around with her, both of them should be killed,” said Mr. Kadyrov, who often has stated his goal of making Chechnya “more Islamic than the Islamists.”

In today’s Chechnya, alcohol is all but banned, Islamic dress codes are enforced and polygamous marriages are supported by the government.
No doubt, as Kadyrov looks around and sees the Arab Spring give rise to the Muslim Brotherhood, he may more emboldened to push an Islamic agenda. Perhaps he's banking on Russia having bigger fish to fry in Syria.

h/t Weasel Zippers

As the Sudan heats up, so does the Kony Distraction

No one uses misdirection more than the Obama administration and when it comes to an evil, evil man named Joseph Kony, misdirection is in full swing. However, in this case, Kony is the object of the administration's spotlight, not Sudan, where it should be.

As Omar al-Bashir, the Muslim Brotherhood-backed president of Sudan is beating the drums of war louder, almost by the day, against Christian South Sudan, reports about the search for Kony, the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), are distracting attention from them. By nearly all accounts, Kony is far less of a factor than he was years ago. Most suspect he's not even in Uganda anymore, the country where he perpetrated the most evil. Many wonder whether Kony is even alive.

Bashir's propaganda machine is in full gear; it is whipping the Muslim masses up into a frenzy by pointing to South Sudan's withdrawal from Heglig, an oil rich border region. South Sudan claims it took over that area because Bashir's forces were launching attacks from there. Bashir is pointing to South Sudan's exit as a major victory and is fanning the flames of hate against South Sudan.

The Arab League has publicly condemned South Sudan:
The Arab League on Thursday condemned South Sudan's "military aggression" against an oil-rich border region claimed by Sudan while also supporting Sudan's right to defend itself. The statement came as some fear growing disputes between the two countries may soon lead to an all-out war.

South Sudan seceded from Sudan last year after a referendum held as part of a 2005 peace deal that ended more than 20 years of civil war, but unresolved issues such as the sharing of oil revenues and demarcation of the border have led to tensions and clashes.

Earlier this month, South Sudanese troops attacked and captured the oil-rich Heglig area. Sudan says it has since recaptured it. Earlier this week, after South Sudan said it was withdrawing its troops from Heglig, Sudan dropped bombs on the South. The U.N. said the bombs killed 16 civilians.

Sudan is a member of the Arab League, whose foreign ministers were meeting in Cairo. Their statement called on South Sudan to respect the borders between the two nations and to stop supporting rebel movements in Sudan's western Darfur region, south Kordofan and Blue Nile.
More rhetoric that should be garnering the attention of the international community is coming from Sudan's governing party, the National Congress Party (NCP). The political secretary says that South Sudan's exit from Heglig is spawning a "Sudanese Spring."

Via Sudan Times:
State media broadcast footages of massive crowds pouring to the streets in celebration of Heglig takeover by the Sudanese army on Friday, 20 April.

According to the NCP’s political secretary, Hasabu Mohamed Abdel-Rahman, the scenes were evidence of a “Sudanese spring” that silenced voices of internal dissent.
Meanwhile, though Barack Obama has publicly encouraged Sudan and South Sudan to do everything possible to avoid war, he only seems to be using one of the Alinsky tactics on Kony, and not al-Bashir. That would be Rule #11:
Rule 11: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it. Don’t try to attack abstract corporations or bureaucracies. Identify a responsible individual. Ignore attempts to shift or spread the blame.
Obama has obviously picked a target in Joseph Kony. He has chosen to shift and spread the blame when it comes to al-Bashir and South Sudan. Why?

Sam Childers, a man who has fought for the safety of Ugandan and South Sudanese children for nearly a decade and a half, argues that Kony has been funded by al-Bashir for years. Yet, Obama seems to be more interested in pursuing the path of moral equivalency between Sudan and South Sudan instead of identifying al-Bashir as the real problem.

Here is Childers in a video message that came out when Invisible Children's Kony 2012 went viral back in March:

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Must see Video: Pro-Life Rock Song

The band's name is Downsiid and they rock. It's not often you see something like this. A band with a front man that's got a set of pipes that makes you think you're listening to a cross between Staind, Creed, and Van Halen. They've also got some killer riffs!

These guys are good.

The best part? They're apparently Pro-Life and this is one awesome song / video.

Visit the band's website.

**WARNING: if you are currently pro-abortion, watch this!!**

Video: MLB's Tim McCarver says Global Warming causes more Home Runs

Tim McCarver has been doing color commentary for Major League Baseball games for years now. He has witnessed players get bigger and he has watched the steroid scandal unfold. Yet, despite all of this, he has decided to jump on the global warming bandwagon and make an absurd claim during a game, that the air is thinning as a result of climate change and thus, the reason for more home runs.

Joe Buck had an opportunity to embarrass McCarver but chose a rather innocuous comeback.

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Paging Deion Sanders... Got another tub of ice water?

h/t Weasel Zippers

Video: Bill Maher calls Mormonism a "Cult"

Bill Maher seems to be doing all he can to get Obama to return his $1 Million contribution to the president's Super PAC. He also apparently didn't get the message from Ross Douthat at the New York Times, which advises Team Obama to let the media play the Mormon card in a very nuanced way. There is nothing nuanced about Bill Maher's Mormonism-is-a-cult meme coupled with his charge that there are "no poor Mormons."


h/t Weekly Standard

Did Boehner's "Green light" to Issa just change to "Red"?

On Friday, the Los Angeles Times reported that House Speaker John Boehner had given Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa the "green light" to file the contempt citation for Eric Holder. When asked about being given that green light, Issa refused to answer. We may be finding out why as it appears that Boehner either didn't give it or has rescinded it.

Sipsey Street noticed a correction to Sharyl Attkisson's piece in which she made the claim that Issa had been given the go-ahead by Boehner. Here is that correction:
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article said Issa had House Speaker John Boehner's backing on the citation. As noted above, he has not yet made a formal decision on the matter.
All of this leads to chin-scratching and speculation, does it not? A few questions:

How did the LA Times get a copy of that 48-page draft of the contempt citation? Is Issa's team beginning to lose patience with House leadership? Are the committee members growing weary of their constituents' impatience? To this point, Issa's office has been adamant that they have the full support of Boehner. These latest developments seem to communicate otherwise.

If House leadership continues to hold this up, one Committee member - Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) - will have egg on his face. On Greta the night before the LA Times report came out, he pledged that Holder would be issued that contempt citation by Memorial Day. This is a compelling exchange that begins at the 4:05 mark.

As I watch that, I get the sense that Eric Holder is not the only person the Oversight Committee is losing patience with. Boehner could be feeling some heat from Committee members if reports are true that the Speaker has been holding Issa back.

Whether Boehner issues a "green light" or continues to hold a STOP sign, the rubber is meeting the road and we seem to be getting closer to knowing exactly where he stands.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Video: Issa concedes LA Times has copy of Contempt order for Holder

Earlier in the day yesterday, with Megyn Kelly, Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa would not say if the Los Angeles Times was in possession of an actual copy of the contempt order for Erica Holder that his committee was drafting. Later in the day, with CNN's John King, Issa did concede that the LA Times does have what it claimed to have (at the 1:45 mark). He also insists this is not a bluff.

h/t Hapblog

Video: Anti-Bullying Homosexual sets example by Bullying

Gay activists love to use the 'heads I win, tails you lose' argument. If you're a heterosexual who has no problem with homosexual behavior, you're ok. If you're a heterosexual who disagrees with homosexual behavior, you're homophobic and suppressing homosexual tendencies.

Here is another example, courtesy of gay rights / anti-bullying activist Dan Savage, who spoke to verbally bullied high school students all across the country. Apparently, if you disagree with him, you're a bully who deserves to be bullied by an anti-bullying, gay activist. Fortunately, angered Christians spoke with their feet and left.

Via Todd Starnes:
As many as 100 high school students walked out of a national journalism conference after an anti-bullying speaker began cursing, attacked the Bible and reportedly called those who refused to listen to his rant “pansy assed.”

The speaker was Dan Savage, founder of the “It Gets Better” project, an anti-bullying campaign that has reached more than 40 million viewers with contributors ranging from President Obama to Hollywood stars. Savage also writes a sex advice column called “Savage Love.”

Savage, and his husband, were also guests at the White House for President Obama’s 2011 LGBT Pride Month reception. He was also invited to a White House anti-bullying conference. 
Savage was supposed to be delivering a speech about anti-bullying at the National High School Journalism Conference sponsored by the Journalism Education Association and the National Scholastic Press Association. But it turned into an episode of Christian-bashing.

Rick Tuttle, the journalism advisor for Sutter Union High School in California, was among several thousand people in the audience. He said they thought the speech was one thing – but it turned into something else.

“I thought this would be about anti-bullying,” Tuttle told Fox news. “It turned into a pointed attack on Christian beliefs.”

Tuttle said a number of his students were offended by Savage’s remarks – and some decided to leave the auditorium. 
Look, Christians who believe Savage can be gay all day long shouldn't be forced to agree with the lifestyle. No One is talking about making homosexuality illegal or persecuting homosexuals (no one that I choose to know personally). Why does the Christian belief that homosexuality is immoral or wrong so offend Savage? He is an angry homosexual who is mad at people for not believing as he does. Period. There's a term for that and it's called 'thought police.'

As for the 'heads I win, tails you lose' argument, two can play that game. Perhaps Savage is so angry because his conscience is telling him that his lifestyle is immoral and wrong.

Here's the video:

**Language Warning (did you expect anything else?)**

Friday, April 27, 2012

Video: Barack, Who's Your Father?

This is basically a continuation from this post but here is Jerry McGlothlin of CleanTV giving his take on the film to be released this July entitled, "Dreams From my REAL Father," which claims to have evidence that Barack Obama's biological father was Frank Marshall Davis.

Again, and quite hypothetical, if Davis was Obama's father, any and all Birth Certificates presented by Obama are necessarily fraudulent because of who's identified as his father on those Certificates.

Via CleanTV:

Here is the trailer of the film.

***UPDATE*** Thought this might be a good video to add. It's a news report from a CBS 5 affiliate in Arizona that covered Sheriff Joe Arpaio's press conference on March 1st at which he charged that there is probable cause that the Birth Certificate Obama produced last year is fraudulent. Regardless of where you come down on the Birther argument, Arpaio's lead investigator, Mike Zullo makes a compelling case that the document was forged, created digitally.

Again, the question of last year's document being forged is completely separate from the charge that Obama was born in Kenya, which is a debate I've generally stayed away from.

Report: Boehner giving Issa the green light to issue Holder Contempt order

This all started with a Los Angeles Times story this morning that alleges Darrell Issa has been given the green light by House Speaker John Boehner to issue the long overdue contempt citation for Eric Holder relative to documents the DOJ has been refusing to relinquish. The allegation made by the LA Times is quite specific and includes mention of a 48-page document that is being drafted by Issa's team. Also take note of the reference to John Boehner's involvement.

Via LAT:
Republican House leaders have drafted a proposed contempt of Congress citation against Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. in which they charge that he and his Justice Department have repeatedly "obstructed and slowed" the Capitol Hill investigation into the ATF's flawed Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation.

The 48-page draft citation is being drawn up by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Top committee officials recently met for most of a day in the House speaker's office and were given the green light to proceed toward a contempt citation, according to sources who declined to be identified.

If adopted by the GOP-led House, the contempt resolution would be sent to the U.S. attorney's office in Washington or perhaps an independent counsel in an attempt to force the Justice Department to provide tens of thousands of internal documents to the committee.
If that report is true about Boehner giving Issa "the green light," then that seems to indicate that, to this point, Issa had the red light. Again, whenever the issue came up that Boehner had put the leash on Issa when it came to going after Holder, both camps denied it. If this report is correct, it would seem to indicate that reports of Boehner's involvement in restraining Issa were correct as well.

Here is Issa being interviewed by Fox's Megyn Kelly. Take note that Issa refuses to concede or deny that the Los Angeles Times article is accurate.

Interestingly, this news about Boehner giving the green light to Darrell Issa comes out on the same day the House Speaker went on a righteous rant on the floor of the House. It's ABOUT TIME! A bigger critic of John Boehner you will not find but this was good. My one critique is the word he used at the end of this speech to describe Obama's tactics didn't seem to fit. He angrily referred to those tactics as "silly" and that word didn't quite capture the moment. Otherwise, a good rant.

Is Boehner finally getting fed up? I hope so. I've seen him go off like this before but it always seems to be when he's in the minority and is powerless.

Via MediaIte:

Video: Lying Press Secretary says, 'I never lie'

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney (Barker) spoke at a scholarship luncheon recently and told a a lie to the young crowd in attendance. He said, "I never lie."

Is it me or was Mr. Carney short of breath when he said that? Isn't that a sign of lying?

Via Washington Free Beacon:

Karl Rove's Electoral Map and the Establishment's Thick Head

This blogger met his Karl Rove saturation point a long time ago but there's one thing that can be said for Bush's former brain; he knows his numbers. On many an election night, Rove has calculated, using his white board before the polls close and somehow gets it right far more often than not, even in tight races.

That's one reason why Republicans should take a serious look at this electoral map from Rove. Granted, the Obama / Romney campaign is just getting underway but the Republican establishment is staring at a very cold, hard reality that it repeatedly is unwilling to accept. That reality is that RINOs don't win general elections. Actually, calling Romney a RINO is an insult to RINOs who actually like to be perceived as being mildly conservative.

Four years of Obama should be a slam dunk for any Republican, unless that Republican is a liberal with an "R" next to his name, which is what we have this year.

That map is actually very similar to what the RCP electoral map from a couple of weeks ago showed. when you add up Rove's calculation of "Solid Romney" and "Leans Romney," you get 172; RCP shows 170. Rove's "Solid Obama" and "Leans Obama" is 284, actually worse for Romney than RCP calculated.

Another reason why RINOs don't win general elections has to do with inspiration. There are two critical motivations that drive voters to the polls. They need to be motivated to vote against someone and they need to be motivated to vote for someone. The election of 2008 demonstrated this perfectly.

Conservative voters didn't want Obama at all; they didn't want RINO McCain either but, hey, it was McCain's turn. Then, as now, the likely thinking was that the anti-Obama sentiment may have been strong enough to put a progressive Republican in the White House. Obama's campaign was very successful in tying McCain to George W. Bush, a president that tacked far left in his second term. See how destructive being a moderate Republican can be? It had the makings of an Obama blowout until McCain selected conservative darling, Sarah Palin. She gave conservative voters a reason to vote for McCain. If you remember, McCain rarely went to campaign stops without Palin because he knew she brought out the crowds.

In fact, the Palin selection actually put McCain ahead of Obama until the mortgage crisis reached critical mass in September; McCain suspended his campaign so he could go to Washington and show his leadership abilities; he threw up a goose egg. It was a miscalculation from which he would never recover because it made him look inept, as he did nothing of any real quantifiable value.

In 2012, both Rove and RCP show Romney getting 170 and 172 electoral votes, respectively. McCain got 173 in 2008. After four years of Obama, that number for any Republican nominee should be significantly greater. With Romney, it's no different right now. The reason is simple. McCain was a RINO and so is Romney. Again, remember, Palin made it closer than it otherwise would have been had McCain gone with a safe, establishment VP choice. Here's the electoral map of the 2008 results:

In 2012, the Republican Party doesn't really need to worry about conservative voters being motivated to vote against Obama but it should be VERY worried about those voters not being motivated to vote for Romney; they're not.

It's as if the establishment is banking on anti-Obama sentiment being so strong that it can compensate for the lack of inspiration for Romney while being able to prove all the skeptics wrong about moderates not being electable.

That's a dangerous game and it's one the establishment very well could lose... again.

In preparation for a possible Romney loss, you might as well start thinking about how to make lemonade.

h/t Hapblog

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Video Outrage: EPA Official channels ancient Romans; advocates Crucifying Oil Companies

This video is from 2010 and it validates much of what we already know about the bureaucratic minions that operate inside the Obama administration but an extremely crude and graphic metaphor is used here by EPA Region VI Administrator Al Armendariz. While admitting that his analogy is "crude," Armendariz proceeds to repeat it here.

In this video, this pathetic EPA bureaucrat compares what he does to what the Romans did when they went into a town or village; they randomly captured five people and crucified them so that the rest of the town would fall in line.

Alinsky tactics on steroids. Perhaps a Nazi metaphor that describes what Armendariz is advocating is in order.

Since that video was released, Armendariz has made a feeble attempt at an apology.

Via the Washington Times:
A top official at the Environmental Protection Agency has apologized after being captured on video saying his agency’s method of enforcing oil and gas regulations was to find a few bad actors to “crucify” and hold up as examples.

“I apologize to those I have offended and regret my poor choice of words,” Region 6 EPA Administrator Al Armendariz said in a statement first provided to the Daily Caller. “It was an offensive and inaccurate way to portray our efforts to address potential violations of our nation’s environmental laws. I am and have always been committed to fair and vigorous enforcement of those laws.”
That was from the heart, wasn't it?

h/t Weasel Zippers 

Filmmaker claims evidence that Frank Marshall Davis was Barack Obama's Father

Consider this to be a new angle for the Birthers to pursue. There has been speculation over the years, from various sources, that Barack Obama's father was actually Communist Party USA member, Frank Marshall Davis. If such a charge can be proven, it would necessarily mean that Barack Obama knowingly and intentionally produced a fraudulent Birth Certificate both before he was elected and again last year, when Donald Trump pressed the issue.

The Fraudulent Birth Certificate meme that has been floating around since Sheriff Joe Arpaio got involved seems to be one that is getting more traction than the narrative that Obama was born in Kenya. Below is a trailer from a film that is going to be released in July called, Dreams from my REAL Father.

Hypothetical, yes, but if it were to be proven that Davis was Barack Obama's real father, it would mean that Obama was eligible to be president only before presenting a Birth Certificate that stated his father was Barack Obama, Sr. After doing that, he would be guilty of a felony.

Perhaps the most compelling evidence put forth in this video is a claim that there were multiple nude photos of Obama's mother - Stanley Ann Dunham - taken inside the home of Frank Marshall Davis about the same time the president would have been conceived.

All that to say, Barack Obama is truly a victim if any of this is true. He had no say in who his father was or how traumatic such a revelation may have been for him. However, that would not excuse him from committing an impeachable offense by presenting a fraudulent identification document as authentic, if that's indeed what has happened.

The evidence that the Birth Certificate produced last year is fraudulent is the most compelling yet in this whole saga. Arpaio says there is probable cause that it is a forgery. If that can be proven, the next question that needs to be answered is, why?

Worth a watch if nothing else.

Video: Jimmy Carter prefers Romney over other Republicans

Can we now officially put a stake through the argument that Democrats feared Romney the most of any of the Republican candidates? When Jimmy Carter waits until Romney all but locks up the nomination to publicly state that of all the Republican nominees, Romney is his preference, we have a problem.

At some point, the Republican establishment must graduate from being dupes to being accomplices.

h/t Hot Air

Catholic Bishops hitting the Streets over Contraception, in June

Catholic Bishops penned strong letters expressing their disapproval of Obama's HHS contraception mandate earlier this year. Though there has been a consistent murmur of disagreement since, there has been little action. That is all set to change on June 21st, as the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will be taking their righteous anger to the streets.

Via Newsmax:
The protests, dubbed “A Fortnight for Freedom” will be an “unprecedented, aggressive attack” against policies that church leaders see as an assault on religious freedom, said Catholic Advocate chairman Deal Hudson.

“The bishops are seeing – rightly – a pattern of emerging of hostility towards the Catholic faith for upholding protection of the life of the unborn and because of its position on contraception,” said Hudson.

And Bill Donohue, the president of the Catholic League pointed out to Newsmax that the protests will come around the time the Supreme Court issues its judgment on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

Unless the justices throw the act out completely, the protests could not be timed better, he said.

“If the individual mandate falls and the rest stands it will be more important than ever for Catholics to step forward and get involved,” said Donohue. “We will have to make the point that we are not going anywhere.”

Donohue said the mandate to make insurance companies cover not only contraceptives but abortion-inducing drugs is the key, he said. “It was done on purpose as a wedge to open the door. If we don’t fight it the next step is to force Catholic hospitals to provide abortion facilities,” he said.

“The idea that I as a Catholic should have to pay for some woman’s abortion makes me want to reach for the vomit bag.”

Donohue praised the bishops for their proactive stance “if for no other reason than to make the point that they are furious,” he said.

“Over the years there have been times when the resolve of the bishops wasn’t quite what we wanted it to be. Today that resolve is extremely strong,” he said.

The two weeks of protest has been called by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. “That is not the type of body that goes out of its way to pick a fight,” Catholic Advocate’s Hudson pointed out.

“That is precisely what makes this so unusual a moment. The bishops have been provoked to such a degree that they will go to this extreme. They would prefer quiet negotiations leading to a principled compromise, instead they are talking about the probability of civil disobedience.”
The article goes on to make the point that Catholic Bishops in robes being put in handcuffs all across the country would be an extremely powerful visual for Obama to have to deal with. OWS'rs love to portray themselves as victims of overzealous police officers; it's why they're so provocative. That said, their tactics have grown tiresome.

If you're Catholic, call your priest or Bishop and ask about how they're participating.

Read it all.

Video: Black Male arrested in near beating death of White Male in Alabama

Here is an update to this story about a group of black adults and children who nearly beat a white man to death near Mobile, AL. Terry Rawls, a black male with a criminal history (assault victim has one as well), was arrested for participating in the beating of Matthew Owens, who is in critical condition.

It looks like the District Attorney in the case is pressing the Feds to look into whether or not a hate crime took place. In contradiction to earlier reports, police are now saying that reports of witnesses who claim they heard members of the mob reference Trayvon Martin, are false and that the high profile Florida case had nothing to do with Owens' beating.

Via WRKG, h/t GWP:
Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich says her office met with the U.S. Attorney, FBI and the police department about the Matthew Owens beating case.

They want the feds to decide whether a hate crime was committed.

Owens was beaten by a mob of 20 people Saturday night across the street from his sister's house on Delmar Drive. Despite witnesses telling News 5 that one of the attackers said "This is justice for Trayvon" after the beating, police say the shooting of the unarmed teenager in Sanford, Florida was not the reason for this attack.

"I can tell you this without a doubt, 100% certainty, that Trayvon Martin was not the motivating factor in this incident," says Cpl. Chris Levy.

Deputy Chief Lester Hargrove says investigators believe only four people, including Terry Rawls, were directly involved. They believe the rest of the mob just watched.

Police say the beating is the result of a three year neighborhood dispute between Rawls and Owens.
As this case has unfolded, it's fair to say that Owens doesn't appear to be anywhere close to being a saint. If reports that he threatened the kids with knives are correct, the case takes on an entirely new dimension. That said, mobs are never the answer and Rawls was rightly arrested. If Owens threatened those kids, he should be arrested as well - after he recovers.

Another fact remains. The racially charged environment created, in part, by the media is not the least bit helpful. It has made people hypersensitive about cases like this one. This story likely would not have gotten the national attention it has, had it not been for what the media, Al Sharpton, et. al. have done with the Trayvon Martin case.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Video: If you think Media won't attack Romney's Mormonism, think again

Regardless of what you might think about Mormonism, ask yourselves how effective the media could be in demonizing Mitt Romney over it after watching this video.

Arizona: Black man shoots, kills White Hispanic, not arrested

This story appears to be the exact inverse of the narrative being pushed by Al Sharpton and his lapdog media in the Trayvon Martin case. As you know, the meme that the race baiters have been working tirelessly to beat into the consciousness of Americans is that a racist "white hispanic" murdered a black youth in cold blood without consequence, until the pressure brought to bear by those race baiters secured George Zimmerman's arrest.

Fast forward to earlier this month at a Taco Bell in Arizona and the shooting death of a "white hispanic" by a black man. The shooting victim's name was Daniel Adkins.

Here is a news report from the Fox affiliate in Phoenix:
About 7:30 p.m., a 22-year-old man and his girlfriend ordered food at the Taco Bell drive-thru and were told to pull up while their order was prepared.

At the same time, Adkins stepped around a corner into the path of the vehicle and angry words were exchanged between he and the driver.

They got into an altercation and Adkins was shot once by the driver. He died at the scene.

The driver, a 22-year-old black male, called police but has not been arrested.

At first, the couple claimed that Adkins had a metal pipe that he swung at them -- but it turns out he was holding a dog leash with his yellow lab on the other end.

Family members want that driver arrested, but he's claiming self-defense.
Paging Al Sharpton...

Do you hear Romney's Etch-a-Sketch shaking?

Shhhhh. If you listen closely, you might hear a shaking etch-a-sketch. Two curious things happened on the day that Romney won five primaries going away, all but hammering the final nail in the coffin of any primary opponent hopes. The first was an announcement that Romney had appointed an openly homosexual (arguably activist) man to his team of advisers on foreign policy issues.

Via Christian Post:
Likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has named an openly gay man to his team of campaign advisers on national security and foreign policy issues in a move that is drawing criticism from some conservatives questioning his Mormon beliefs.

Richard Grenell, 45, is an experienced politician who has served as a spokesman for the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and was also appointed by Ambassador John Danforth in 2004 to serve as an alternative representative of the United States to the U.N. Security Council, reported.

Grenell has been a prominent voice for gay Republicans and has worked for a number of GOP politicians, including New York Governor George Pataki, former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, and San Diego Mayor Susan Golding.
Just at the time when evangelical voters were beginning to reconcile with their reservations about Romney's Mormon religion, this appointment gives many of those same voters additional pause.
Bryan Fischer, however, host of conservative talk-show Focal Point, expressed that this decision makes it clear that Romney cannot be considered a conservative candidate….

…The Mormon church officially defends the traditional definition of marriage as between one man and one woman and counts homosexual behavior as sinful.

"Now, if you don't agree with your church, then why should the evangelical community – why should the pro-family community – give you any support whatsoever?" Fischer added.
Here is Romney from June of last year talking with Piers Morgan about his views on homosexuality as a Mormon.

The second thing that indicated the etch-a-sketch was shaking came out of the mouth of RINO John McCain, who has endorsed Romney. He already seems to be painting Romney as someone who supports Immigration reform.

Via HuffPo:
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday defended former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as an advocate for immigration reform, despite glossing over the fact that the GOP presidential candidate doesn't support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants, a key piece of comprehensive reform.

"He's already said that immigration reform is something that he's committed to," McCain told reporters, in response to a question about whether Romney should make the issue a bigger focus of his campaign.

McCain, who unsuccessfully tried to advance comprehensive immigration reform legislation in 2007 with Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.), demurred when asked about Romney's opposition to creating a pathway to citizenship. That provision was a central piece of the McCain-Kennedy bill, along with a guest worker program and DREAM Act provisions.

"He said that he's committed to immigration reform," McCain said of Romney. "I think that's a pretty good statement."

The Arizona senator became agitated when asked about Romney having said he supports a self-deportation policy, whereby illegal immigrants would voluntarily go back to their country of origin and then apply for U.S. citizenship.

"No he hasn't. He's said that's one of the options he's looked at," McCain said. "So don't put words in his mouth."
Uh, perhaps Mr. McCain should go back and watch some of the debates where Romney absolutely did say he supports self-deportation.

Shake your booty Etch-a-sketch.

NYT's Ross Douthat tells White House how to play the Mormon Card

Isn't it interesting how on the night that Romney all but locks up the Republican nomination, the New York Times' Ross Douthat lays out what he thinks is the best way for the Obama administration to play the Mormon card against Romney? It's clear that Douthat advocates the David Gregory strategy over the Lawrence O'Donnell strategy. He starts the column by noting that when Evangelical leader Robert Jeffress identified Mormonism as a "theological cult" last year, it actually benefited Romney.

On one level, Douthat is amazingly candid here. He all but admits that the Obama administration is able to get the media to do its bidding and that it should let the media play the Mormon card in a strategic way.

Via New York Times:
If it seems like prominent Democrats are playing the religion card, then the Romney camp will have a chance to re-run the Jeffress controversy and paint its opponents as bigots. There’s also the awkward matter of President Obama’s own religious background: The White House probably would rather not do anything that might revive the 2008 debate over the Reverend Jeremiah Wright.

This explains why the White House was so quick to distance itself from Brian Schweitzer, the governor of Montana, when he raised the fact that Romney’s great-grandfather practiced polygamy. And it explains why the dog whistles that some conservatives have detected coming from the White House – an Obama spokesman contrasting Romney’s “faith” with the president’s “Christianity,” the repeated references to Romney’s “weirdness” from unnamed administration officials – have been pitched too faintly to be heard by most voters.

For Romney’s religion to become a significant issue in the general election, the White House probably needs the media to play the Mormon card for them. Not through overt attacks on Mormon theology and practice, which would be out of bounds for most mainstream outlets. Rather, the Obama campaign’s best-case scenario involves a wave of theoretically evenhanded coverage come August and September – newsmagazine cover stories on Mormon theology, 60 Minutes specials on L.D.S. history, pieces about Romney’s own family tree – that end up reminding undecided voters of the things that they find strange and alien about the Republican nominee’s faith.

The media would have good reason to pursue at least some coverage along these lines. If there’s ever a year when the Mormon story is worth telling, it’s a year when a Mormon is on the presidential ballot. And there’s no way to tell the Mormon story comprehensively without bringing up issues (polygamy, race, the Book of Mormon’s alternative pre-history of the Americas) that highlight the distance between the Latter Day Saints and other forms of American Christianity.
After his sweeping primary victories on April 24th, Romney's speeches included references to the Obama administration's attempts to distract voters from the economy with irrelevant issues. Relevant or not, the media will most assuredly follow Douthat's roadmap.

Read it all.

Video: Black Woman goes off on TV News Cameras over biased coverage

This is a follow-up to the story of a white man named Matthew Owens, who was beaten nearly to death by several blacks in a Mobile, AL neighborhood. As WKRG TV news cameras were attempting to do a story from the scene, a black female resident in the neighborhood, named Lemika Whisenhunt began yelling from behind the reporter's back, giving reasons why she thought coverage of the story was biased and in favor of Owens, who is currently in critical condition.

Whisenhunt's argument is that Owens is a racist who regularly comes out from his house swinging knives and calling black children "Ni***rs."

Uh, Lemika, even if that's true, the answer is not to get a mob together - that includes children - and beat Owens to within an inch of his life.

Note the expressions on the reporter's face throughout this video.

Via WKRG, h/t GWP:

You'll notice at the end of that video, Whisenhunt directs the news crew to where they can find her to get her side of the story. Presumably, the video below is a follow up report because it features Whisenhunt. In it, she vehemently denies that the beating of Owens has anything to do with the Trayvon case - despite witnesses claiming they heard members of the mob refer to "justice for Trayvon. Instead, according to Whisenhunt, Owens was beaten because he "does not like black kids."

I'll say it again, Lemika. Even if you are correct, it does not justify beating a man to the point where he may not survive. That said, as you will see at the end of this news report, Owens does seem to have quite a rap sheet.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Video: Baptist Preacher uses decapitation metaphor against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

Perhaps Ted Nugent should call the Secret Service's tip line and direct them to Springfield, IL, the site of an appearance by Wisconsin's Governor, Scott Walker. Not far from where Walker was, there was a union rally where members were being whipped up into a frenzy by the likes of Rev. T. Ray McJunkins and William McNary.

An allegory is a visual symbol representing an abstract idea. The allegory used by McJunkins was so abstract that, one could argue, Scott Walker was being compared to a Philistine (Palestinian) and union members to Jews. Here, he exhorts the union thugs to compare Scott Walker to Goliath and themselves to David, who decapitated Goliath.

Yes, David was Jewish and for what it's worth, Walker has been the underdog in this fight; he's had to go up against the Obama-backed unions. How is Walker compared to Goliath?

These people are insane. That's how.

Via EAGNews, h/t Free Republic:

Obama invokes the name Joseph Kony as Sudan inches closer to war

The fervor surrounding the viral YouTube video, Kony 2012, died down several weeks ago but at the Holocaust Memorial Museum yesterday, Barack Obama brought up the name Joseph Kony again. The timing and the place of his doing this is interesting because it comes at a time when Sudan and South Sudan are on the brink of all out war and genocide at the hands of the man who has funded Kony for many years - Sudan's Omar al-Bashir.

Via USA Today:
President Obama made his strongest vow yet to track down African warlord Joseph Kony, pledging today to "bring this madman to justice."

Obama told listeners at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum that U.S. advisers will continue helping Uganda and other governments pursue all members of the Lord's Resistance Army led by Kony.

"It's part of our regional strategy to end the scourge that is the LRA and help realize a future where no African child is stolen from their family and no girl is raped and no boy is turned into a child soldier," Obama said.
Kony is an evil guy; there's no disputing that. The problem is the disproportionate attention he's getting relative to the extremely volatile situation between Sudan and South Sudan. The man responsible for funding Kony's atrocities is not only a Muslim Brotherhood guy but he's the president of Sudan.

The Sudan Tribune is reporting that Bashir has instructed his forces to "purge" the borders of South Sudanese, which is predominantly Christian. The rhetoric from Sudan's leader comes across as being more than just saber rattling.
Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir has given his army a carte blanche to use “the language of the gun” against neighboring South Sudan in retaliation of the latter’s occupation of Heglig disputed region two weeks ago.

“I direct the army to restore [our] rights and repulse any aggression from the Sudan People’s Liberation Army [SPLA] of the south on any inch of the country and at any time” Bashir declared while addressing dozens of ululating Sudanese troopers at the station of Martyr Al-Fadil in Heglig on Monday.

Heglig was occupied almost two weeks ago by the SPLA before being liberated on Friday by the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF), according to Khartoum, whereas Juba said it voluntarily withdrew troops in response to international pressure.

The fighting around Heglig, which contains oilfields accounting for almost half of Sudan’s daily output of 115,000 barrels, sparked fears of a full-scale war between the two neighbors as well as heightened war rhetoric, especially on the part of Khartoum.

Al-Bashir, who arrived in Heglig unannounced to inspect the damage Khartoum accused Juba of inflicting on the town’s oil facilities, reiterated that there will be no return to talking with South Sudan unless its ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) is gone.

"One of us has to go" he said before adding that our “dialogue with these people will be through the gun because they only understand the language of the gun.”
Regarding Heglig, South Sudan also maintains that the reason for taking control of the region in the first place was because Bashir's forces were launching attacks from there.

Giving the capture of Kony more attention than what's going on in neighboring Sudan comes across as a distraction, especially in light of the fact that Kony's genocidal war has been funded by Sudan's Omar al-Bashir, a Muslim Brotherhood guy. Moreover, Kony's effectiveness has been greatly reduced over the years. Addressing Kony's genocide at the Holocaust museum seems like a natural fit but a much better fit would be addressing the Brotherhood's Bashir, the guy who is both responsible for funding Kony and threatening to slaughter a countless number of South Sudanese right now.

For more on the Kony / Sudan connection, go here, here, here, and here.

White Alabama man beaten by Black Mob

If this is what it appears to be, Al Sharpton and company - to include the media - have more blood on their hands. Matthew Owens, a white man in Mobile, AL is in critical condition after being beaten by a mob of black men. One of the assailants allegedly said something about, "justice for Trayvon" as the group walked away.

Via WRKG, via GWP:
According to police, Owens fussed at some kids playing basketball in the middle of Delmar Drive about 8:30 Saturday night. They say the kids left and a group of adults returned, armed with everything but the kitchen sink.

Police tell News 5 the suspects used chairs, pipes and paint cans to beat Owens.

Owens' sister, Ashley Parker, saw the attack. "It was the scariest thing I have ever witnessed." Parker says 20 people, all African American, attacked her brother on the front porch of his home, using "brass buckles, paint cans and anything they could get their hands on."

Police will only say "multiple people" are involved.

What Parker says happened next could make the fallout from the brutal beating even worse. As the attackers walked away, leaving Owen bleeding on the ground, Parker says one of them said "Now thats justice for Trayvon." Trayvon Martin is the unarmed teenager police say was shot and killed February 26 by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman in Samford, Florida.
The answer to why the mainstream media is not covering this is quite simple. Why would the media report on a situation it helped cause?

Monday, April 23, 2012

Secret Arm of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Revealed

Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack

When a number of the Pharaoh's Muslim Brotherhood magicians snuck in to woo the White House recently, CNN featured them and assured all Americans the visitors came bearing great tidings of joy. Two members of the delegation were confronted by one doubting Thomas, Will Cain from the Blaze, who charged:
“You say things to us in English… but many charge that when you go back to Egypt and you speak in Arabic, you say just the opposite.”
Abdul Mawgoud Dardery of the Muslim Brotherhood, a 9/11 Truther with an alleged penchant for young children, simply rebuked Cain’s charge as a “conspiracy” theory. His colleague, a female member of the Brotherhood, with her head wrapped in swaddling clothes, chimed in with statements that were peppered with words of “democracy” and “respect to all peace treaties.”

Asem was carefully weaned on to the ways of the Ikhwan (Brotherhood), beginning at a young age by both of her parents, who are prominent leaders within the Muslim Brotherhood; her mother – Manal Abul Hassan – is one of the Brotherhood's most powerful women.

Nicholas Kristof, a New York Times liberal, visited Sondos in her home only to be wooed by her before writing his article. He cautioned readers against alarm over the Ikhwan saying, “let's not overdo the hand-wringing—or lose perspective.” Kristof also quoted Asem as saying, “It's a big misconception that the Muslim Brotherhood marginalizes women. Fifty percent of the Brotherhood are women.”

Indeed, when it comes to the role of women in the “Muslim Brotherhood,” most westerners are clueless about how active one of its major arms – the “Muslim Sisterhood” – is. The Sisterhood is an elite unit, not some small group made up of innocent women who don benign-looking hijabs, as portrayed by Der Spiegel. If they started now, it would probably take the White House, western media, and the public in general a decade or more to catch up and realize how ill-equipped they are to deal with it.

The Sisterhood has little to do with the explosive act and firmly believes that the “Pen” is mightier than the “Sword.” It is an extremely active group, consisting of highly educated media icons who speak multiple languages while traveling the globe and wielding influence over several international organizations, from the United Nations to women's advocacy groups. The Sisterhood's membership – Sondos provides the perfect example – includes entire families; male supervisors, along with their activist wives and daughters; spies who've proudly disclosed their past “heroic” acts; Nazi affiliates from the time of the Brotherhood’s inception; Hijab advocacy groups in Europe; prominent doctors that became public figures; and even media moguls who double as conspiracy theorists while serving as cogs in the propaganda war machine.

The Sisterhood fulfills its mission, “to gain and acquire a unified global perception in every nation in the world,” which is not translated by Sondos’ English version of the Ikhwan website. It was established back in 1933, with the help of the group's founder, Lebiba Ahmad. In 2009, Sondos expressed a desire to meet president Obama and wanted him to “open the door for (our) hope to advance political Islam.” (that means Sharia law)

Sondos herself was recently featured in a debate alongside Ibrahim Hudaibi—grandson of the guide, former Muslim Brotherhood leader, Ma'moun Hudaibi, arguing against former deputy Anwar Esmat Sadat and activist Dalia Ziada, Director of the Office of the Organization of American Islamic Congress (OIC) in Cairo. During the debate, Sondos emphasized that, “Islam cannot in any way shape or form be separated from politics,” because in her view, “Islam is a religion and a State.” Americans like Cain, who was right, failed to expose this translated rhetoric; Sondos is a diehard Islamist.

We did months of detailed research to show what women like Sondos do in the Brotherhood. Consider Sisterhood member, Najla Ali Mahmoud; she is the wife of Brotherhood's current leader and candidate for president Mohammed Mursi. There is video of Sondos with Mursi. On Islamonline—one of the Brotherhood’s favorite media outlets, similar to the site for which Sondos' is editor—Mursi dismissed accusations by secular politicians that the group would sideline women and Copts from the political life in post-Mubarak Egypt. “We want everyone to be reassured... that we want to see our Christian brothers elected in parliament,” he said.

However, in Arabic, Mursi says that Egypt needs to ban western dress and that people who believe in “the Trinity” do not possess a “full mental faculty.”

How about the chic Sisterhood French Civilization professor and multi-linguist Zainab Abdulaziz? We translated her Arabic into English. She is an avid conspiracy theorist who uses Nazi style propaganda, including accusations that Vatican II is akin to the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. To Zainab, the Vatican is conspiring with the Zionists to “Christianize the Muslim world,” with the goal of “completely uprooting Islam” and “making the Jews innocent from the blood of Jesus.” Al-Marsad, an Islamic media outlet, circulates her propaganda worldwide; that propaganda accuses the Vatican of horrendous and bloody depictions while calling on Muslims to resist Christianization.

Another Sisterhood leader, Zuhair Lzimaili sits on the board of Al-Sabeel Newspaper in Jordan. One of its goals is to “expose the intrusion and assimilation attempts by the Zionist enemy.”

Aida Al-Mutlaq is another infamous Sisterhood leader who provides the details of another Sisterhood conspiracy: “We insist the danger to our national security is the American-Zionist project which aims to destroy our history, civilization and future...” Al-Mutlaq so fears a Zionist conspiracy that she called for reducing the King of Jordan to a figurehead. Prominent attorney and Islamist activist Jawad Younis (Shoebat’s own cousin) is a leading figurehead collaborating with Ahmad Al-Kafwin, member of the Executive Office of the Muslim Brotherhood to overhaul the current Jordanian legal system and is advanced under the guise of “Reformation.”

Similar to what the Nazis did with French General Philippe P├ętain in Vichy, France, Al-Mutlaq wants Jordan to become the “fortress and formidable gate to thwart the Zionist agenda, which threatens Jordan... and the entire Arab and Muslim world.”

The interconnections and web of activists can cross any rabbi’s eyes. Take Sisterhood male supervisor Abdullah Alnoshan, the director of the Virginia office of the Muslim World League (MWL), a group that founded Rabita Trust which was initiated by its former General Secretary, the notorious al-Qaeda godfather, Abdullah Omar Naseef, whom Al-Gore gets most of his “moderate” interpretations on Islam and environmentalism. Naseef had close ties with the most intriguing member of the Sisterhood—Saleha Abedin, the mother of Huma Abedin, who works for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as Deputy Chief of Staff. Huma’s mother Saleha is a Sisterhood member who co-founded the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs (IMMA) and partners with Sisterhood member Camellia Helmy, a woman who is also the president of the Islamic Committee for Woman and Child (IICWC).

If your eyes aren’t crossed yet, take a look at the outcry of Helmy and Abedin:
“The Islamic Committee for Woman and Child condemns passing any law that imprisons a husband under the pretext of raping his wife.” (Feb 22, 2009)
The “Women’s Committee of the United Nations had declared war on Islam,” they write; they confront the United Nations by accusing it of supporting—wait for it—“Gender Equality.” Saleha Abedin and Camellia Helmy—the latter ran as a candidate for the Sisterhood election—are key figures in the Islamic Committee for Woman and Child, about which Masr (Egypt) newspaper reported: “Our roll is to apply pressure to the United Nations,” said Camellia in an interview with Dr. Muhammad Saidi, in his program entitled, “The Dialogue of Civilizations.” She explained how the Sisterhood works:
“We pressure to stop issues that do not agree with our religious perspective; our main goal is to stop agreements [between nations] and to announce the Islamic position regarding such agreements.”
She added...
“The most dangerous of these is an international bill of rights for women (CEDAW) as the most dangerous issue that was ever established.”
Camellia explained the roll of the sisterhood as:
“Within the United Nations exists a fifth column…these organizations apply daily pressure on governments which acts like a pincer. From one side the United Nations will apply pressure and from the other side these organizations [Muslim Sisterhood] apply pressure.”
There is no need to hunt down and expose fifth columns; they tell the entire Arab world that they are.

Mursi is not Egypt's only religiously bigoted presidential candidate who believes in 9/11 conspiracy theories and doublespeak. In fact, the man who many consider the frontrunner is guilty of both. According to The New Republic, Egyptian presidential candidate and former Muslim Brotherhood member, Abdel Monem Aboul Futuh is another 9/11 Truther who insisted that such a belief is “logical.” We caught Futuh engaging in doublespeak when he, like Sondos at CNN, told an Israeli reporter on camera that he believed in honoring the Camp David peace accord. In Arabic, Futuh even had the audacity to debunk his own words, blaming the report on a conspiracy by one of the other candidates.

Incidentally, Futuh has been endorsed by Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the Brotherhood leader whose help the Obama administration sought out to broker a deal between the United States and the Taliban.

Westerners when confronting Islamists are too often like archers who eye their targets while holding steady their bows, only to find empty quivers, as the threat grows.

Walid Shoebat is the author For God or For Tyranny
Ben Barrack is a talk show host and author of the upcoming book, Unsung Davids

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South Sudan bombed by Muslim north, Boy killed

Tensions between Sudan and South Sudan have been rapidly increasing over the last few months. South Sudan, which isn't even one year old, is led by a devout Christian man named Salva Kiir. To the north, Sudan is run by the Muslim Brotherhood's Omar al-Bashir. South Sudan, which holds the majority of the oil reserves between the two countries, shut off the spigot going to the Port of Sudan, saying that Bashir's men were stealing much of it.

South Sudan then took control of the Heglig region - just north of its border with Sudan - after saying that Bashir's SLA was launching attacks from there. Naturally, Bashir painted South Sudan's actions as aggressive and threatened to declare war. Kiir's SPLA pulled out of Heglig to prevent war and Bashir exploited the situation, saying that his forces drove the SPLA out of Heglig.

Two very significant events transpired this weekend. First, a Catholic church in Khartoum, was torched by a Muslim Mob. Via the AP:
A Muslim mob has set ablaze a Catholic church frequented by Southern Sudanese in the capital Khartoum, witnesses and media reports said on Sunday.

The church in Khartoum's Al-Jiraif district was built on a disputed plot of land but the Saturday night incident appeared to be part of the fallout from ongoing hostilities between Sudan and South Sudan over control of an oil town on their ill-defined border.

Last week, South Sudanese troops seized Heglig, which the southerners call Panthou, sending Sudanese troops fleeing. The Khartoum government later claimed to have regained the town.
One day later, Bashir's forces bombed the capital city of Unity State (Bentiu), which sits just south of the border that separates the two countries.

Via Sudan Tribune:
Sudan Armed Force (SAF) warplanes carried out an intensive bombardment of the Unity state capital town of Bentiu and neighboring Rubkotna, Sudan Tribune reporter says.

The attacks by Mig 29 fighters started at 8:50 am.

A Reuters reporters at the scene, outside the oil town of Bentiu, said he saw a fighter aircraft drop two bombs near a river bridge between Bentiu and Rubkona.

"I can see market stalls burning in Rubkona in the background and the body of a small child burning," he said.
Presumably, this is a photo of the dead boy.

More photos here.

Axelrod: Republicans taken hostage by Right Wing terrorists

Though the headline is not an exact quote, that's about what Barack Obama adviser David Axelrod said to CNN's Candy Crowley.

Via Breitbart:

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Video: If I wanted America to Fail

This video, courtesy of Free Market America, is in the spirit of the Paul Harvey clip from 1965 called, "If I were the Devil." FMA gets a little more specific, based on three years of Obama and nails it here.

h/t Jawa

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Video: Zimmerman's Bond Hearing; a must-see

This video starts with George Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, grilling the state investigator - Dale Gilbreath - who signed the probable cause affidavit. At several points, Gilbreath - in addition to looking like a bureaucratic lackey - comes across as being a foolish lemming for putting his name to an affidavit that is reminiscent of that of a kindergartner with finger paints.

Welcome to the media circus spawned by Al Sharpton. Gilbreath may end up being more of a casualty than Zimmerman.


County chairman in Delaware now backing Gingrich

If nothing else, this fits right into Newt's 'I am the tortoise' narrative. A Republican county chairman in Delaware - whose state's primary is this Tuesday - is backing Gingrich because... Romney is acting like a bunny rabbit.

Via the AP:
The chairman of Kent County's Republican Party says he's switching his support from Mitt Romney to Newt Gingrich.

Hans Reigle on Friday said he was throwing his support to the former House speaker because he "is the only candidate who has shown a willingness to meet and talk with Delaware voters for more than an hour." The defection comes before Delaware's primary on Tuesday.

Romney is all-but-certain to win the GOP's presidential nomination and the campaign has largely shifted to the head-to-head contest against President Barack Obama. Gingrich has refused to yield and has been campaigning in Delaware despite a seemingly impossible path to the nomination.
Someone thinks the bunny rabbit is ignoring them.

h/t Free Republic

Obama's Dog and Polygamy problems

You've got to admit, this was a very good week for the Romney campaign - even after the Hilary Rosen gaffe that worked in Romney's favor last week - not so much for what it initiated but how it capitalized on two unforced errors by the Obama team. First, Obama's "lapdog" media - likely on cue - went after Romney over the family putting the dog in a kennel on the roof of the car for family vacations. Ann Romney defended the practice, saying that the dog (Seamus) liked it but that she wouldn't do it again based on all of the attention it's received.

A short time later, team Romney gave ten times more than it got when someone unearthed a portion of Obama reciting from his book Dreams from My Father in which he made reference to eating dog as a child.

Now ask yourself. If you were a dog, would you rather ride on the roof of a car with the wind blowing in your face or end up on someone's plate?

Via Right Scoop:

Next, Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer (D) told the Daily Beast that Mitt Romney would have a tough time with Hispanic voters because his father was "born in a polygamy compound in Mexico.
"The Daily Beast contacted the office of Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer today to talk about whether his state would be in play in the 2012 presidential election. About a half hour later, the governor called back, and he had a lot to say. He didn’t think that Montana would be a swing state, but the Democrat did say that Mitt Romney could have issues nationally because his father was “born on a polygamy commune in Mexico.”

While discussing swing states, Schweitzer said Romney would have a “tall order to position Hispanics to vote for him,” and I replied that was mildly ironic since Mitt’s father was born in Mexico, giving the clan a nominal claim to being Hispanic. Schweitzer replied that it is “kinda ironic given that his family came from a polygamy commune in Mexico, but then he’d have to talk about his family coming from a polygamy commune in Mexico, given the gender discrepancy.” Women, he said, are “not great fans of polygamy, 86 percent were not great fans of polygamy. I am not alleging by any stretch that Romney is a polygamist and approves of [the] polygamy lifestyle, but his father was born into [a] polygamy commune in Mexico.”
Apparently, Schweitzer didn't get the memo that the polygamist history of Obama's ancestry is quite extensive.

Via the Washington Post:
The line of polygamists in Obama’s family can be traced back generations in western Kenya, where it was an accepted practice within the Luo (pronounced LOO-oh) tribe. His great-grandfather, Obama Opiyo, had five wives, including two who were sisters. His grandfather, Hussein Onyango, had at least four wives, one of whom, Akumu, gave birth to the president’s father, Barack Obama, before fleeing her abusive husband. Obama Sr. was already married when he left Kenya to study at the University of Hawaii, where he married again. His American wife-to-be, Stanley Ann Dunham, was not yet 18 and unaware of his marital situation when she became pregnant with his namesake son in 1961.
Just because it's relevant.

h/t GWP

Desperation: DOJ Directs reporter to Media Matters story when asked about Fast and Furious

An exchange between a Washington Free Beacon reporter and a DOJ official seems to provide the perfect example for why stonewalling is the preferred course of action for administration officials implicated in operation Fast and Furious. That DOJ official directed that reporter to the George Soros-backed Media Matters.

Via Breitbart:
Katie Dixon, a 'confidential assistant' in the Office of Public Affairs at the Department of Justice, reportedly sent an email to Washington Free Beacon writer C.J. Ciaramella that she had been directed to send him a link to Media Matters for America, which holds weekly "strategy calls" with the White House, in response to an inquiry  regarding the Operation Fast and Furious scandal.
Here is a link to the story Dixon directed Ciaramella to. Again, sending a link to a Media Matters story is a far more damaging than hitting "delete" when the email came in. Media Matters was launched by none other than the Center for American Progress (CAP), a George Soros operation that has been referred to by TIME Magazine and Bloomberg as an entity that sets policy for the Obama administration. CAP is also where former Green Jobs Czar Van Jones went to become a "senior fellow" after stepping down in 2009.

Discover the Networks has much more on Media Matters.

Breitbart also reports that Dixon worked for the DNC and Organizing for America.

To stonewall or not to stonewall.

***UPDATE*** It appears that the question Ciaramella had for Dixon involved reports of a third gun found at the scene of Brian Terry's murder.

Al Sharpton Fallout: Black man in Illinois admits to beating up White Man because of Trayvon

Al Sharpton's handiwork relative to the Trayvon Martin case seems to be reaching all across the country. Thanks to him, whenever there is a black on white crime committed, people instinctively wonder if it was racially motivated based on what's going on in Sandford, FL - even if it turns out not to be the case. It now appears that a suspect in the beating of a white man in Illinois has told police that he did it because of his anger over Trayvon's killing.

Via Fox Chicago:
Alton L. Hayes III, a west suburban man charged with a hate crime, told police he was so upset about the Trayvon Martin case in Florida that he beat up a white man early Tuesday.

Hayes and a 15-year-old Chicago boy walked up behind the 19-year-old man victim and pinned his arms to his side, police said. Hayes, 18, then picked up a large tree branch, pointed it at the man and said, “Empty your pockets, white boy.”

The two allegedly rifled through the victim’s pockets, then threw him to the ground and punched him “numerous times” in the head and back before running away, police said. Hayes and the boy are black; the victim is white.

After being arrested, Hayes told police he was upset by the Trayvon Martin case and beat the man up because he was white, Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton said, citing court records.
Let's face it, if not for Sharpton and an irresponsible mainstream media eager to listen to him, Alton L. Hayes III never would have heard of Trayvon Martin. Using someone's death to justify attacking innocent people is hardly a good way to remember that person's death.

h/t Hapblog

Catholic Bishop hit with IRS complaint over Sermon

Last weekend, Catholic Bishop Daniel Jenky did something that parishioners aren't used to - he said that Obama has the country on a path similar to that of Hitler and Stalin. Here is audio of that portion. Less than one week later, Jenky has been hit with an IRS complaint.

Via Lifesite News:
On Thursday, the Washington-based Americans United for Separation of Church and State claimed the homily violated federal law by taking sides in a political campaign.

“No rational person could believe the bishop was doing anything but saying vote against Obama,” said Barry Lynn, the group’s executive director.

“Bishop Jenky’s intervention in the election wasn’t just extreme and mean-spirited, it also seems to be a clear violation of federal law,” said Lynn. “Churches are tax-exempt institutions, and they aren’t allowed to intervene in partisan politics.”

“To be sure, Jenky never utters the words ‘Do not vote for Obama,’” Lynn wrote in his complaint. “But the Internal Revenue Code makes it clear that statements need not be this explicit to run afoul of the law.”

Bishop Jenky’s remarks have also been denounced by the Anti-Defamation League, which demanded an apology. Lonnie Nasatir, regional director for the Chicago branch, told the Chicago Tribune that his statements were “outrageous, offensive and completely over the top.”
It will be interesting to see if the diocese stands behind Jenky. So far, it seems to be.
“Based upon the current government’s threatened infringement upon the Church’s religious exercise of its ministry, Bishop Jenky offered historical context and comparisons as a means to prevent a repetition of historical attacks upon the Catholic Church and other religions,” said diocesan chancellor Patricia Gibson.

“Bishop Jenky gave several examples of times in history in which religious groups were persecuted because of what they believed,” she added. “We certainly have not reached the same level of persecution. However, history teaches us to be cautious once we start down the path of limiting religious liberty.”
h/t Free Republic 

Friday, April 20, 2012

Farrakhan vs. Nugent: which one got a visit from Secret Service?

One of these two men was paid a visit by the Secret Service because of things he said. Before telling you who it is - yes, you probably already know - have a look at what both men said within hours of each other at two separate events.

If you guessed Ted Nugent, you'd be right.

Via Detroit Free Press:
Nugent, 63, confirmed in a statement that “two fine, professional Secret Service agents” came to see him Thursday in Oklahoma, where he was scheduled to play Ardmore’s 2 Frogs Grill that night.

By his account, all parties concluded “that I have never made any threats of violence towards anyone. . . I thanked them for their service, we shook hands and went about our business.”

“The issue has been resolved,” Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary told us. The agency, he said, “does not anticipate any further action.”
Granted, Nugent used a graphic metaphor but it WAS a metaphor. Conversely, it's not clear that Farrakhan was speaking metaphorically or literally.

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