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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 
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