Melanie Morgan

Advocating on Behalf of the American Military and Defense on the War on Terror

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  • What Happened in Benghazi?

    Original Article
    The Obama administration has insisted from the start that there was no help available for the Americans under assault in Benghazi on September 11. The first in three exclusive reports alleging that that claim is false aired on tonight’s Special Report. Because the special operator in the video above is fearful of reprisal, his identity was concealed. The man, who watched the events unfold and has debriefed those who were part of the response, told Fox News’ Adam Housley that the C110 special forces group “was doing a training exercise not in the region of Northern
  • Finally!

    The Government Accountability Office tells Whispers it is now investigating large ammunition purchases  made by the Department of Homeland Security. Chuck Young, a spokesman  for GAO, says the investigation of the purchases is "just getting  underway."

          

    [MORE: DHS Denies Ammo Purchases Aimed at Civilians]

    The congressional investigative agency is jumping  into the fray just as legislation was introduced in both the Senate and  the House to restrict the purchase of ammo by some government agencies  (except the Department of Defense). The AMMO Act,  introduced Friday, would prevent agencies from buying more ammunition  if "stockpiles" are greater than what they were in previous  administrations.

    Donelle Harder, a spokeswoman for  Sen. Jim  Inhofe, R-Okla., who introduced the legislation in the Senate, tells  Whispers the bill would also require GAO to share the findings of its  report on DHS purchases with Congress.

  • Outrage Alert: Children Forced to simulate Homosexual Kissing in School

    The Red Hook Middle School in New York uses the buzz word ‘anti-bullying’ to demoralize and indoctrinate the children with homosexual behavior lessons. As if approaching adolescence isn’t confusing and difficult enough for young students, the school has decided to rob them of their innocence and pervert their understanding of something this private. Amazingly, people have a problem with this lesson plan… who would have thunk?

    CBN News reports the following:

    Parents of children attending a Red Hook, New York, middle school are outraged after a recent anti-bullying presentation at Linden Avenue Middle School. [...]

    Parents say their daughters were told to ask one another for a kiss and they say two girls were told to stand in front of the class and pretend they were lesbians on a date.

    Parent, Mandy Coon, spoke with reporters saying, “she told me, ‘Mom we all get teased and picked on enough, now I’m going to be called a lesbian because I had to ask another girl if I could kiss her.’”

    Coon says parents were given no warning about the presentation and there was no opportunity to opt-out. Both the school principal and the district superintendent are defending the workshops and advising they will schedule more.

    “The school is overstepping its bounds in not notifying parents first and giving us the choice,” another parent said. “I thought it was very inappropriate. That kind of instruction is best left up to the parents.”

    “I was absolutely furious — really furious,” a parent who asked to remain anonymous told reporter Todd Starnes, “These are just kids. I’m dumbfounded that they found this class was appropriate.”

    Superintendent Paul Finch told The Poughkeepsie Journal the presentation was “focused on improving culture, relationships, communication and self-perceptions.” [...]

    Read more here.

    ChristianNews and Moonbattery offer more insights:

    During the workshop for girls, the 13 and 14-year-olds were told to ask one another for a kiss. They were also taught words such as “pansexual” and “genderqueer.” [...]

    “I am furious,” she declared. “I am her parent. Where does anyone get the right to tell her that it’s okay for her to have sex?”[...]

    According to reports, during the workshop for the adolescent boys, the students were counseled to keep a condom in their pocket at all times, and were taught how to identify a woman who is a “slut.” [...]

    However, both the school principal and the district superintendent are defending the workshops, and are advising that they will schedule more.

    This is child abuse IMO. Time to insist Congress defund the Department of Education and take back the education system to the local individual and community level. Take corrupt Big Government out of the equation.

  • Fox News Poll: Obama Should Have Been More Involved in Benghazi

    Voters are divided over how the White House is handling the September 11,  2012 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya that killed a U.S.  ambassador and three other Americans.  

    On President Obama’s role, however, voters are clear:  he should have  been more involved.

    A Fox News poll asked voters about their reaction to former Defense Secretary  Leon Panetta’s testimony to Congress in February on the Benghazi attack.   Panetta testified that after the initial 5:00 PM briefing with the  president, he didn’t hear from the President Obama or anyone at the White House  again that night.  

    CLICK  TO VIEW THE FOX NEWS POLL

    While almost a third of voters (29 percent) think there was “probably a good  reason” for the president not to be personally involved, most voters -- 61  percent -- say Obama should have been directly involved “no matter what.”

    Most Republicans (82 percent) and over half of independents (57 percent) feel  the president should have been more engaged in responding to the assault.   Among Democrats views are split: 43 percent say Obama had a good reason  not to be involved, while 45 percent say there’s no excuse.

    The new poll, released Wednesday, also asked voters to react to former  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s testimony that she hadn’t seen a cable from  the consulate asking for additional security and warning the administration  about the dangerous situation diplomats were facing.  

    Some 39 percent of voters say it is “troubling” Clinton didn’t see the cable,  while an equal number don’t believe her testimony and actually think she was  aware of it (39 percent).  Few -- 11 percent -- say it’s no big deal that  she didn’t see the ambassador’s request for help.  

    Voters have mixed views about how the White House is handling the situation:   46 percent say the administration is covering up what happened.   Almost as many -- 43 percent -- say there’s no cover up.

    Republicans (72 percent) are almost three times as likely as Democrats (24  percent) to think there is a cover up.  Among independents, 46 percent feel  the White House is hiding what happened, while 39 percent do not.  

    The administration eventually acknowledged the attack in Benghazi was a  planned terrorist attack.  Early on it pointed to a controversial online  video sparking spontaneous violence.  

    Although Panetta and Clinton have testified, so far Congress hasn’t heard  from the U.S. government personnel who survived the attack.  By a 67-26  percent margin, voters think lawmakers should subpoena them if the State  Department and CIA don’t volunteer to let the witnesses be interviewed by  Congressional investigators.

    The Fox News poll is based on landline and cell phone interviews with 1,009  randomly chosen registered voters nationwide and was conducted under the joint  direction of Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R)  from April 20 to April 22.  The full poll has a margin of sampling error of  plus or minus three percentage points.

    Read more:  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/04/24/fox-news-poll-obama-should-have-been-more-involved-during-benghazi-attack/print#ixzz2RTSSiJSP

  • Lawmakers are LawBREAKERS

    Congress Ought to at Least Show Up to Vote:  The House and Senate both violate the Constitution’s quorum requirement.

    Congress’s approval rating continues to hover just above all-time lows, an abysmal 15% in the most recent Gallup poll. Americans are clearly frustrated by the apparent inability of elected representatives in Washington to address critical issues like government overspending. Yet even when Congress does act, it is often acting unconstitutionally—because it lacks a quorum.

    The Constitution imposes a straightforward quorum requirement on both houses of the legislative branch. Article I, Section 5 states that “a majority of each [house] shall constitute a quorum to do business; but a smaller number of them may adjourn from day to day, and may be authorized to compel the attendance of absent members . . .”

    The plain meaning is that a majority of the membership must be in attendance to conduct legislative business. When any group smaller than a majority is present, it can do only two things: adjourn and compel the attendance of absent members.

    Yet Congress—particularly the Senate—too often proceeds without a quorum. The Senate conducts much of its business by “unanimous consent.” This is a procedural device that allows virtually any action to be taken so long as no senator actively objects.

  • Did Boston Have it Coming? The UN Says YES

    Early this morning, Scott linked to this article by Anne Bayefsky. I want to give it some further attention.

    Anne pointed out, and responded to, a repellent column in Foreign Policy Journal by a man named Richard Falk, titled “A Commentary on the Marathon Murders.” You almost have to read it to believe it, but here are a few excerpts:

    [T]he neocon presidency of George W. Bush was in 2001, prior to the attacks, openly seeking a pretext to launch a regime-changing war against Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, and the 9/11 events, as interpreted and spun, provided just the supportive domestic climate needed for launching an aggressive war against the Baghdad regime. The Iraq War was undertaken despite the UN Security Council failure to lend its authority to such an American deadly geopolitical venture and in the face of the largest anti-war global demonstrations in human history. In 2001, the preferred American grand strategy, as blueprinted by the ideologues of the American Enterprise Institute and the Hoover Institution, was given a green light by the Bush/Cheney White House even in the face of the red lights posted both at the UN and in the streets of 600 or more cities around the world.

    Every word of this is false, but what it has to do with the terrorist attack in Boston is anyone’s guess.

    Obama came to Washington as outspoken opponent of torture and of the Iraq War. He also arrived after the failed wars of Afghanistan and Iraq, which had devastated two countries, seemingly beyond foreseeable recovery, while adding nothing to American security, however measured. These unlawful wars wasted trillions expended over the several years during which many Americans were enduring the hardships and pain of the deepest economic recession since the 1930s. In other words, temporarily at least, the Beltway think tanks and the government are doing their best to manage global crises without embarking on further wars in a spirit of geopolitical intoxication that was hallmark of the unipolar moment that was invoked by Republicans to chide the Clinton presidency for its wimpish failure to pursue American strategic interests in the Middle East.

    Huh? Besides being a lousy writer, this guy is starting to come across as insane. But wait; there is more.

    At least it seems that for the present irresponsible and unlawful warfare are no longer the centerpiece of America’s foreign policy, as had become the case in the first decade of the 21st century, although this is far from a certainty. The war drums are beating at this moment in relation to both North Korea and Iran, and as long as Tel Aviv has the compliant ear of the American political establishment, those who wish for peace and justice in the world should not rest easy.

    Tel Aviv? Huh? We are evidently in the presence of one of those obsessives who cause you to start edging toward the door. Falk goes on to argue that Boston had it coming:

    Unlike the aftermath of 9/11, there are a few hopeful signs of awakening to this one-eyed vision on the part of the citizenry. Listening to a PBS program hours after the Boston event, I was struck by the critical attitudes of several callers to the radio station: “It is horrible, but we in this country should not be too surprised, given our drone attacks that have killed women and children attending weddings and funerals in Afghanistan and Pakistan.” Another caller asked, “Is this not a kind of retribution for torture inflicted by American security forces acting under the authority of the government, and verified for the world by pictures of the humiliation of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib?” And another asked, “In light of the authoritative reports of officially sanctioned torture as detailed in the 577 page report of a task force chaired by two former senators, one a Republican, the other a Democrat, and containing senior military and security officials, has not the time come to apply the law to the wrongdoers during the Bush presidency?” … Should we not all be meditating on W.H. Auden’s haunting line: “Those to whom evil is done/do evil in return”?

    I think all of this is a fabrication. In the immediate aftermath of the terrorist bombing, PBS callers were generally convinced that the terrorists were Tea Partiers, not Muslims seeking revenge for Abu Ghraib.

  • Hilarious!

     

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    Vladamir Putin lectured Obama this weekend on Islamist extremism during their phone conversation on the Boston Marathon bombings. Russia warned the US back in 2011 that bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a follower of radical Islam. CSM via Yahoo reported:

    The revelation that the main suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings were two Russian citizens of half-Chechen, half-Avar (Dagestani) ethnicity, has prompted Kremlin leaders to dust off a longstanding argument that the US should listen to Moscow’s warnings about extreme Islamist terrorists, whether they hail from Chechnya, or Syria, or anywhere else.

    The Russians say the US should turn away from its current path of criticizing Russia on human rights issues and embrace greater anti-terrorist cooperation in the name of common civilizational values.

    That pitch was made explicitly by President Vladimir Putin in a Saturday telephone conversation with Barack Obama. A brief statement posted on the Kremlin website noted that “both sides emphasized their interest in increasing coordination between Russian and American intelligence services in the fight against international terrorism.”

    It’s not the first time Vlad Putin was forced to lecture Obama on current issues.

  • Scumbag #2 Won't Be Treated as Enemy Combatant

    The government will not treat suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dhokhar Tsarnaev as an enemy combatant, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Monday.

    White House spokesman Jay Carney addresses whether suspected Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, will be treated as an enemy combatant.

    The White House came out against the demands of some hawkish Republicans to declare Tsarnaev an "enemy combatant," which would give them more leeway in questioning the alleged bomber for the purposes of gaining intelligence about the Boston attack.

    "He will not be treated as an enemy combatant," Carney said at Monday's press briefing. "We will prosecute this terrorist through our civilian system of justice."

    While many Republicans have largely acknowledged that Tsarnaev would be tried eventually in criminal court, some urged the administration to assert the ability to treat Tsarnaev as an combatant. The Chechnya native is a naturalized U.S. citizen, and is being questioned in a hospital bed under a public safety exception to the Miranda rule.

  • Surprise! Support for gun Control Fades

    USA TODAY POLL:  Public Support For Gun Control Ebbs.

    “So much of the support for gun control is emotional, following the Newtown tragedy,” says Stuart Rothenberg, editor and publisher of the non-partisan Rothenberg Political Report. The December shooting at the Connecticut school left 20 children and six educators dead. “The longer you get away from there, people start thinking of other issues. They start thinking about terrorism or jobs or immigration, and not surprisingly, then some of the momentum behind gun control starts to fade.”

    The Boston Marathon bombings last Monday also may have had an effect, he speculates. “It wouldn’t be shocking if people sitting in their homes in Massachusetts cities and towns thought to themselves, ‘Boy, I wish I had something to protect myself with if a terrorist came through the door now.’”

  • The Questions Begin

    BOSTON BOMBINGS:  Lawmakers Question FBI’s Handling Of Case. And then there is news today that there may be a sleeper cell of 12 who were supposed to activitate after the bombings.

    Highlights of the Boston bombings:

    Group linked to Tsarnaev brothers...
    Pair 'specially trained' for attack...

    'No doubt brothers not acting alone'...
    Two from Kazakhstan in custody...
    Boston mayor: Acted alone...

    There's more - a lot lmore.

    "...Boston marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev was  thrown out of his local mosque for 'crazy' behavior after getting involved a  'shouting match' with his imam according to one member of the  congregation.

    Tamerlan Tsarnaev was ejected from his Boston mosque for aggressive behavior after insulting Martin Luther King Jr. during a Friday prayer service three months ago

    Tamerlan Tsarnaev was ejected from his Boston mosque for  aggressive behavior after insulting Martin Luther King Jr. during a Friday  prayer service three months ago

    Described as being full of rage by a  worshiper who would give his name only as Muhammad, Tamerlan was ejected from  the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center three months ago for claiming that  Martin Luther King Jr. was not a man Muslims should look to  emulate.

    This revelation comes as Ruslan Tsarni, an  uncle of Tamerlan, claimed that his nephew had fallen under the spell of a  mysterious religious leader in Cambridge, Massachusetts, who radicalized him and  his brother Dzhokhar into committing Monday's terror outrage.

    The dramatic confrontation between Tamerlan  and his imam began when the 26-year-old interrupted a solemn Friday prayer  service three months ago.

    The imam had just offered up assassinated  civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. as a fine example of a man to emulate -  but this reportedly enraged Tamerlan.

    'You cannot mention this guy because he’s not  a Muslim!' Muhammad recalled Tamerlan shouting, shocking others in attendance  according to theLA  Times.

    Kicked out of the mosque for his outrageous  behavior, Tamerlan did return to the prayer service after his outburst according  to Muhammad.

    'He’s crazy to me,' said Muhammad. 'He had an  anger inside.… I can’t explain what was in his mind.'

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2312470/Tamerlan-Tsarnaev-Boston-bomber-thrown-mosque-raged-filled-rant-Martin-Luther-King.html#ixzz2RBqddg6e Follow us:@MailOnline on Twitter |DailyMail on Facebook

  • Dead Bomber Obama Supporter

    Several posts on what several news organizations have confirmed as the Twitter profile of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev indicate that that the 19-year-old Chechnyan immigrant was a supporter of Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election.

    If that is indeed the case, it does not mean that Obama has any sort of connection with or responsibility for the bombing suspect or his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev. It does, however, completely reverse the fantasy that many American liberals were openly hoping for: that the bombing suspects might be revealed as Timothy McVeigh 2.0, someone whose very name they could use to smear and deride anyone who stands against their belief system. In other words, one of those "dog whistles" we keep hearing so much about.

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    Now that information has emerged which not only indicates the suspected bombers were not radical conservatives but that one of them appears to be a supporter of President Obama, how widely will it be spread in the endless series of reports trying to report as many details about the two suspects?

    Several news agencies have tracked down a Twitter account<https://twitter.com/J_tsar> which is believed to belong to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the younger of the two brothers whom the FBI has identified as the people responsible for a pressure cooker bomb which killed three people and injured nearly 150.

    Blogger Bob Owens discovered<http://www.bob-owens.com/2013/04/twitter-feed-suggests-boston-marathon-terrorist-was-an-obama-supporter/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BobOwens+%28Bob+Owens%29> that Tsarnaev made clear his political preferences as he celebrated the reelection of President Obama on November 6th.

    As one can see frome the timeline linked above, Tsarnaev retweeted a statement from Obama's official Twitter account after he won which stated "This happened because of you. Thank you."

    He also retweeted a statement from a Twitter user named "TnL 4/20 Monty" which expressed approval of Obama's defeat of Romney but urged caution: "Barack you my dawg but we all puppets in this bitch."

    The owner of the account also explicitly stated his own approval of Obama saying "america is impervious to the fuckery #justforthisoneday."

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    Now that this information is known and liberal news organizations are known to be quoting from the J_tsar Twitter account, will they quote the above statements?

    Update: As an assist to liberal readers of this article, here are some recent posts from NewsBusters documenting how various left-wing media figures sought to blame the bombing on conservatives:

    *   MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell Blames NRA For Slowing Down Investigation In Boston Bombing<http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matt-vespa/2013/04/18/npr-heavily-hints-boston-was-bombed-anti-government-right-wing-individua>

    *   NPR Heavily Hints Boston Was Bombed by 'Anti-Government Right-Wing Individuals' Who Love Hitler<http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matt-vespa/2013/04/18/npr-heavily-hints-boston-was-bombed-anti-government-right-wing-individua>

    *   Boston Bombing: NYT Reports, National Journal Speculates On 'Right-Wing, Antigovernment Extremist Groups'<http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matt-vespa/2013/04/18/boston-bombing-nyt-reports-national-journal-speculates-right-wing-antigo>

    *   CNN Claims Pressure Cooker Bombs Somehow 'Signature' of Extreme Right Terrorists<http://newsbusters.org/blogs/randy-hall/2013/04/18/cnn-claims-pressure-cooker-bomb-signature-right-wing-extremists-offers-n>

    *   Actual Salon Headline: 'Let's Hope the Boston Marathon Bomber Is a White American' <http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2013/04/17/actual-salon-headline-let-s-hope-boston-marathon-bomber-white-america>

    *   MSNBC Brings On Harvard Professor to Speculate 'Far Right' May Be Responsible For Boston Attack <http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeffrey-meyer/2013/04/17/msnbc-brings-harvard-professor-suspect-far-right-may-be-responsible-b>

    In light of the absurd statements referenced above, might it be time for the organizations who made them apologize for their errors?

    Update 17:25. Both CNN<https://twitter.com/SteveKrak/status/325286146475171841> and Buzzfeed<http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/this-might-be-djohar-tsarnaevs-actual-twitter-account> have confirmed that the Twitter account referred to in this piece indeed belongs to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The lede of this post has been rewritten to reflect this confirmation.

    About the Author

    Matthew Sheffield is the creator of NewsBusters and president of Dialog New Media, an internet marketing and design firm. Click here<http://twitter.com/mattsheffield> to follow Matthew Sheffield on Twitter.

  • Terrorism Expert Perplexed by Boston Bombing

    Original Article
    Misinformation rather than enlightenment has been the order of the day in the investigation of Monday’s terrorist bombing of the Boston Marathon. The anxiety stemming from the attack and the stream of inaccurate news about it is further freighted, moreover, by the FBI’s confirmation that two letters addressed to top political officials — President Obama and Senator Richard Wicker (R., MS) — tested positive for ricin, a deadly poison. As noted below, a man identified as Kenneth Curtis of Tupelo, Mississippi, has reportedly been arrested in connection with the mailings. Early this afternoon, massive confusion
  • "Like a Nuclear Bomb"

    Original Article
    A deadly plant blast at a fertilizer plant has rocked a Texas town...The full extent of the devastation will have to wait until the light of day Thursday. But residents of the small Texas town of West already know what to expect. "There are a lot of people that got hurt," West Mayor Tommy Muska forewarned Wednesday night. "There are a lot of people that will not be here tomorrow." A massive explosion at a fertilizer plant on the edge of the town killed at least two people, wounded more than 150, leveled dozens of homes and prompted authorities to evacuate half their community of 2,800.
  • "O" Lashes Out at Gun Rights Group

    President Obama angrily blamed the defeat Wednesday of his centerpiece  gun-control proposal on lies spread by the National  Rifle Association, calling it “a pretty shameful day for Washington.”

    “The gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill,” Mr. Obama said  in the White House rose garden about 90  minutes after the vote. “It came down to politics.”


    SEE RELATED: Senate shoots down background checks for guns,  angers Obama


    As he spoke, Mr. Obama was surrounded by family members of victims of the  Newtown, Conn., school shooting. Also with him was former Rep.  Gabby Giffords of Arizona, wounded in an assassination attempt.

    Senators voted 54-46 late Wednesday to expand background checks of gun  purchases, six votes shy of the 60 needed for passage of the amendment.

    The vote was a huge blow to the president’s efforts since the Newtown, Conn.,  school massacre last December to enact a broad package of new gun laws. Mr.  Obama and his team had considered background checks the most likely gun  restriction to be approved by Congress, with  polls showing as much as 90 percent of the public in favor of the measure  immediately after the Newtown shootings.

    The president put the blame squarely on the NRA,  which he accused of spreading falsehoods that the legislation would lead to a  national gun registry.

    “They claimed that it would create some sort of big-brother gun registry,  even though it did the  opposite,” Mr. Obama said. “This pattern of  spreading untruths … served a purpose. A minority in the U.S.  Senate decided it wasn’t worth it. They blocked common-sense gun reforms,  even while these families looked on from the Senate gallery. It’s not going to happen because 90  percent of Republicans just voted against that idea.”

    Mark Barden, father of 7-year-old Daniel who was killed in Newtown, said any  father in America could be in his shoes.


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    “It’s a proposal that will save lives,” he said of the measure. “We’ll return  home now, disappointed but not defeated. We’ve always known this will be a long  road. We will keep moving forward and build public support. We will not be  defeated. We are not going away.”

    Mr. Obama vowed not to give up on seeking more gun restrictions.

    “You’ve got to send the right people to Washington,” he told voters. “That  requires strength and it requires persistence. I see this as just Round One.  Sooner or later, we are going to get this right. The memories of these children  demand it.”

    Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/apr/17/obama-denounces-gun-rights-groups-willful-liars/#ixzz2QoSVrZqn Follow us:@washtimes on Twitter

  • Somber Linings

    What a difference a decade has made in the nation’s fight against terrorism. It’s impossible to find “silver linings” in an event that killed three, including an eight-year-old boy, and wounded over 175 people. But it’s true nevertheless that the government’s response so far to the twin bombings at the Boston Marathon yesterday has been nothing short of remarkable, and little of it could have happened before September 11. “We now have an array of capacities that we simply didn’t have before,” says R. P. Eddy, a former director of the White House National Security Council who has advised New York’s police department. “Our response to this attack—individually, and at the local, state, and federal level—is totally different.”

    To begin with, we now have a clearly understood organization chart. Soon after the 9/11 attacks, President Bush issued an order putting the FBI in charge of investigating domestic terrorism. Today, there are 103 Joint Terrorism Task Forces linking local and state police officers to federal terrorism investigators, including at least one in each of the FBI’s 56 field offices; 71 were established after September 11. The JTTF in Boston is currently sifting through the tips that have poured into the 5,000-member police department. “We’ve invested heavily in expanding the number and capabilities of these vital nodes in our national counterterrorism network,” says Tim Connors, who served as an army officer in Afghanistan and now trains police officers for CAAS LLC, a New York–based consulting firm.

  • The Apology Tour is Working

                 

     

    A new poll from NBC New York and Marist College says that disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY), who lied to the American public about tweeting pictures of his junk to random women around the country, is now running a hard second in a potential mayoral matchup. Christine Quinn, the current Speaker of the House in New York, runs first with 26 percent of the vote; Weiner follows with 15 percent. While Nate Silver of the New York Times suggests that this number is actually limp for Weiner, given his 100 percent name recognition, it still gives him a leg up on the rest of the crowd.

    It’s no coincidence that Weiner is now preparing to get on his hands and knees before the public in New York. As USA Today reports, Weiner says “I think I’ll be spending a lot of time, here on out, saying I’m sorry.”

     

  • The Eyes Don't Have It

    It's a cliché that men  just don't understand women.

    Now, new research suggests men really do  struggle to read women's emotions — at least from their eyes.

    The  research, published Wednesday (April 10) in the journal  PLOS ONE, showed that men had twice as much trouble deciphering women's  emotions from images of their eyes compared with those of men. Parts of the male  brain tied to emotion also didn't activate as strongly when the men looked at  women's eyes.

    While pop culture claims that men are from Mars and women  are from Venus, both sexes are pretty similar. Yet despite the genders'  psychological overlap, a few small studies in men have suggested they have  trouble "mind-reading" and guessing what women are thinking and feeling. For  instance, one study found that  men  interpret friendliness from women as sexual come-ons. [ Busted! 6 Gender Myths in the Bedroom & Beyond]

     Research also  shows that women  prize men who try to understand them.

  • Drive-In's A Thing of the Past?

    My first job was a "runner" for the Leawood Drive-In in suburban Kansas City. For those unfamiliar with a drive-n, you pull your car into a paved parking lot with speakers that can be hung on your window. There is a playground under a giant screen that little kids can clambor over, while the adults grab popcorn and Dr Pepper from the food stand.

    Everyone comes back to the car for the feature film, and once the kids are asleep, a good deal of necking went on.

    Sigh.

    These days appear to be over.

    "..COMING SOON:  The Summer When You’re Expected to Save Drive-In Movie Theaters.“Later this year, movie studios are scheduled to stop distributing films in old-fashioned 35-millimeter format. Everything will go digital, which is fine for the vast majority of indoor theaters that have already upgraded to digital projectors. It’s a different story with drive-ins, however, many of which find themselves in need of handouts to pay for the upgrade. Care to cough up a $100 donation on top of the cost of popcorn?”

  • Pray for the Victims, Pray Hard

    Two Brothers Watching Race Lose Legs in Boston Marathon Bombing

    An injured woman is tended to at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013. Two explosions shattered the euphoria of the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts. Credit: AP

    Witnesses of Monday’s Boston Marathon carnage reported seeing many serious leg injuries, including legs being blown off.

    “These runners just finished and they don’t have legs now,” Rhode Island state trooper Roupen Bastajian told the New York Times. The former Marine said he personally tied half a dozen tourniquets on victims. “So many of them. There are so many people without legs. It’s all blood. There’s blood everywhere. You got bones, fragments,” he added.

    That fate tragically struck one family twice on Monday. Liz Norden, a mother of five, says that two of her sons lost a leg in one of the blasts.

    She describes the unfolding of Monday’s event to the Boston Globe, which began with a call on her cellphone:

    “Ma, I’m hurt real bad,” said her 31-year-old son. He was in an ambulance, he told her, being rushed to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

    It was her second boy, who had gone with his older brother to watch a friend run in the Boston Marathon.

    On the phone, her son said his legs were badly burned in an explosion. His brother had been next to him, but he didn’t know where he was.

     

    Within the next two hours, amid frantic phone calls and a panicked drive into Boston, Norden pieced together the horrific truth that will forever change her two sons’ lives — and her own. Each of the brothers lost a leg, from the knee down. One was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess, while the other was at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. ‘I’d never imagined in my wildest dreams this would ever happen.’

    Reporter Patricia Wen took note that the mother, sitting in the waiting area of one of the hospitals, was wearing mismatched socks, an indication of the rush in which she left the house.

    She said, “I feel sick…I think I could pass out.”

    Norden, who had not yet seen her sons when the report was filed, said she didn’t want to disclose the names of the 31 and 33-year-olds without their consent.

    Both are high school graduates and avid fishermen who were recently laid off from their jobs as roofers, according to the Boston paper.

    Their friend, Mike Jefferson, whom they had come to watch run in the marathon was also at the hospital waiting to see them and hear an update on their condition.

    He told the Globe that he was about a quarter of a mile from the finish line when the explosion that injured his friends occurred.

    The girlfriend of one of the brothers was also injured, suffering serious burns, according to the paper.

  • Watching the Evil

    AP

    BOSTON BOMBING: All-Out Effort To Find Out Who Did It — and Why

    FBI says there is 'a lot of work to do' as authorities comb through evidence and pursue new leads to find who is responsible for deadly twin bombings near Boston Marathon finish line, as a senior White House official tells Fox News the blasts are believed to be an act of terrorism. The blasts left at least 3 dead and at least 144 injured.

  • Hell on Earth

    My initial take on this Boston Marathon bombing? It's not Al Qayada. But first, my sympathies for the families and victims.

    Our guys WILL find out who did this, but it's iffy whether they can be caught. My money is on US.

    Meanwhile, let's pray...

    via Drudge

    Saudi man, 20, questioned at hospital...
    Apartment in Boston suburb searched...
    ... Cops carry out 'several large bags'...
    Bombs packed with ball bearings; 3 dead, 140+ wounded...
    '25, 30 people have at least one leg missing'...
    Martin Richard, 8, among dead...
    Elderly runner in iconic photo finishes race...
    HEROES: Kindness, humanity amid the carnage...
    Witnesses recount war zone at Boston Marathon... ***WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT***
    Runner:  'They must have had some sort of threat called in'...
    FBI takes charge of investigation...
    Pakistan Taliban denies any role...

    Blasts put world's cities on alert...
    NYC deploys 1,000 cops to top landmarks...
    UK police review London Marathon security...
    MINISTER:  Will not be 'blown off course'...

  • Hello, U-Haul?

    VOTING WITH THEIR FEET:  As Jerry Brown Touts California In China, Its Citizens Pack Their Bags.  “While Governor Jerry Brown is in China touting the state’s rebound and recovery, many Californians are busy packing their bags for a move to Texas, Nevada or Arizona.  Why?  Because it appears that the once-Golden State may finally be overpriced, underperforming and ungovernable.”

    BEIJING, CHINA - APRIL 10: California Governor...  

     California Governor Jerry Brown (R)

  • Look How Fat the U.S. Became!

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    This shows the percentages of the U.S. population medically defined as obese, which means a body mass index of 30 or greater. BMI isn't an ideal metric to evaluate obesity, but it's still what the U.S. standardly uses.

    By now everyone knows obesity is a serious issue, but it always helps me to see things moving and in color, and makes the "epidemic" terminology make sense. Meanwhile, through 2012, no state has met the CDC's nationwide goal to reduce obesity to 15 percent. According to a Gallup poll out this morning, here are the least and most obese metropolitan areas:

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    So if we all just move to Colorado we should be fine.

  • Just Wait Until I Get Off-the-Air

    I'm STEAMING! My son attends USC and I'll be damned if he has to put up with this crap!

    "..Tyler Talgo was fed up.

    For two years the University of Southern California student had listened to the classroom ranting of liberal professors. So it wasn’t much of a surprise when Darry Sragow, his political science professor, launched into an anti-Republican tirade on the first day of class.

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    “I knew that this was going to be a professor that was very left-wing, very biased,” Talgo told Fox News. “I knew this would be one of those classes where the professor would be biased all the time.”

    So Talgo decided to fight back.

    “As soon as I got back to my dorm, I decided to video his lectures,” he said. “I got inspired.”

    The 20-year-old political science major bought a hidden camera disguised as a shirt button. And that’s how he was able to secretly videotape every single lecture delivered by Professor Sragow.

    “It’s one thing to say this happened,” Talgo said. “It’s another thing to show that it happened.”

    Talgo culled 15-minutes worth of Republican, Tea Party and conservative ranting from Sragow’s lectures and shared them with Campus Reform reporters Oliver Darcy and Josiah Ryan.

    “On the first day of class he talked about how Republicans prevent blacks from voting,” Talgo said. “He also said that he used to work for Democratic candidates and it was his job to kill Republicans.”

     

    The video shows Sragow peppering his lectures with curse words and ridicule for Republicans – with his teaching assistant joining in on the attacks.

    “They’re really stupid and racist,” Sragow said at one point. “The Republican party is increasingly the last refuge of old, angry white people who don’t like what’s going on in this country.”

    “Old white guys are stubborn sons of bitches,” he noted.

    Professor Sragow told Fox News that he has absolutely no regrets over any of his classroom lectures.

    “I have said them many times to many audiences, and if the student had told me he was taping my comments I still would have said them,” he told Fox News. “I had had this exact conversation with many of my Republican colleagues and friends.”

    Sragow said it is possible Talgo may have violated the student code of conduct by secretly taping his classes.

    “While I am very candid and direct, I never say anything unless I am willing to have it repeated with attribution,” the professor said. “If he thought he was playing a dirty trick by taping me, it lacks creativity and the effort deserves maybe a C-plus.”

    The video shows the professor opining on a number of issues ranging from Mitt Romney to accusations that the GOP suppressed the black vote.

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    “Republicans are trying to prevent people of color and people of lower income from voting by requiring voter I.D.,” he said.

    During one lecture, a student asked how to stop Republicans from voting.

    The teaching assistant chimed in, “Put up Panthers outside of the polling place.”

    The professor responded, “Yeah, yeah. You can do that.”

    He also railed on the Bush-Gore presidential campaign and claimed Republicans had stolen the election.

    “Al Gore won the presidency of the United States,” he told students. “He didn’t get to be president. That’s power. He got more votes, right? We all know he got more votes. That’s a fact. You think the Bush people did what they did in Florida for fun? The presidency was at stake.”

    “There are tens of thousands of people who are now dead because George Bush, even though he got fewer votes, became the president of the United States,” the professor said. “That’s a fact.”

    The day after the 2012 election, Srago trumpeted a Democratic victory in California.

    “I believe we will continue to allow Republicans to live here – but Republicans will be totally, completely, utterly irrelevant,” he said. “But we don’t need them anymore. They are totally irrelevant and clinically depressed.”

    He also took pot shots at Mitt and Ann Romney.

    “Ann Romney to me looks like she’s out of 1955,” he told students. “I looked at Ann Romney during the convention and I thought, holy crap, this is the country club in 1955.”

    As for Romney?

    “All campaigns have a message it communicates to voters,” he said. “Vote for Obama because he’s going to create jobs, keep the peace, and protect Social Security. Vote for Romney because Obama is all f***** up.”

    Sragow suggested that his harsh words were meant as a wake up call for the Republican Party.

    “If the Republican Party in California doesn’t broaden its appeal, within the next few years there will be more independent voters in California than Republicans,” he said. ‘We need two strong parties in the state.”

    Talgo, who is a registered Republican – but considers himself a libertarian, said his video is proof that university campuses are hostile places for non-liberals.

    “There are definitely some classes where professors give no regard to the other side and it’s a class that slanders people who disagree with them,” he said. “It’s hard for students. The professors are often times so intimidating you can’t bring up your own point of view. And even if you do – you risk your grade being retaliated against.”

    That’s why he waited until after the semester had concluded and after his grade had been posted before posting the video.

    “I’ve been in many classes like that before and in those instances I tried to stand up to the professor – and by the time the test or essay grades came back, I always felt they were less than what I earned,” he explained.

    The professor scoffed at the notion that conservative students aren’t given a fair shake.

    “If this student was offended, he knows perfectly well that I encourage an open debate and active student participation in my classes,” Sragow told Fox News. “He could have challenged me.”

    Talgo said he hopes other students will take a stand and help expose other liberal professors.

    “My major concern is that these professors are indoctrinating students,” he said.

    Todd is the author of Dispatches From Bitter America – endorsed by Sarah Palin and Mark Levin. Click here to get your copy!

  • Don't Worry About Your Best Friend and Your Husband....

    Isn't it every guy's secret sex fantasy to sleep with his best friend's beautiful, yet off-limits wife?

    Apparently not. In fact, guys are biologically programmed to follow the rules of man code.

    That's according to a newly published study that says men have a natural aversion to the idea of having sex with their best friend’s wife.

    Researchers from University of Missouri found that a man's testosterone levels drop when they interact with their friend's significant other. Other studies have shown that men are biologically wired to care for their offspring, since new fathers tend to have lower amounts of testosterone.

    "Although men have many chances to pursue a friend's mate, propositions for adultery are relatively rare on a per opportunity basis,” says Mark Flinn, lead researcher of the study and professor of anthropology in the university’s College of Arts and Science. "Men’s testosterone levels generally increase when they are interacting with a potential sexual partner or an enemy's mate. However, our findings suggest that men's minds have evolved to foster a situation where the stable pair bonds of friends are respected."

    More from YourTango: 5 Great Gatsby-Themed Dates [PHOTOS]

    What does this mean? It means that (despite what you might see on any given episode of Jerry Springer) we as human beings have evolved to a new level of forming alliances. We like to think of ourselves as a highly-evolved faithful species, but when it comes to monogamy, some men (and women) still resort to their baser instincts. But if we go by the findings of this study, wouldn't this mean that a man's baser instinct is to respect another man's relationship? So no excuse anymore, guys. It should be your nature.

  • Whatcha Thinkin' About?

    FORGET TEXTING:  Study finds daydreaming the top cause of distracted driving accidents.  “A study by the Erie Insurance company of the roughly 6,500 fatal accidents that occurred in 2010 and 2011 which involved distracted driving found that it wasn’t cell phones at texting that were mostly to blame, but simple daydreaming.  According to police reports of the incidents, 62 percent of the accidents involved one or more drivers that were ‘lost in thought,’ compared to just 12 percent that were using a phone to text or make a call.”

    The obvious solution:  Ban thought!

  • Mo. Highway Patrol Turns Over Gun Registery List

    JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri State Highway Patrol has twice turned over the entire list of Missouri concealed weapon permit holders to federal authorities, most recently in January, Sen. Kurt Schaefer said Wednesday.

           Questioning in the Senate Appropriations Committee revealed that on two occasions, in November 2011 and again in January, the patrol asked for and received the full list from the state Division of Motor Vehicle and Driver Licensing. Schaefer later met in his office with Col. Ron Replogle, superintendent of the patrol.

     

     

    After the meeting, he said Replogle had given him sketchy details about turning over the list, enough to raise many more questions. Testimony from Department of Revenue officials revealed that the list of 185,000 names had been put online in one instance and given to the patrol on a disc in January.

    Schaefer has been investigating a new driver licensing system. He and the committee grilled the revenue officials for several hours in the morning and again at midday before they admitted the list had been copied. The investigation was triggered by fears that concealed weapons data was being shared with federal authorities.

    Under Missouri law, the names of concealed weapon permit holders are confidential. The only place in Missouri where the names of all concealed carry permit holders is stored is among driver license records. Permit holders have a special mark on their licenses indicating they have been granted the privilege of carrying a gun.

    The list was given to the Social Security Administration Office of Inspector General, Schaefer said he was told.

    “Apparently from what I understand, they wanted to match up anyone who had a mental diagnosis or disability with also having a concealed carry license,” Schaefer said. “What I am told is there is no written request for that information.”

  • The Preacher's Daughter

    So...does the apple fall far from the tree?

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    The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Jeremiah Wright’s daughter has allegedly been a naughty little money launderer, and if true, it would appear as though her chickens are coming home to roost.

    Jeri Wright, 47, faces two counts of money laundering, two counts of making false statements to officers and seven counts of giving false grand jury testimony. She couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

    Federal prosecutors in the Illinois’ central district say Jeri Wright received about $28,000 in grant-tied paychecks in 2009, but $20,000 of that was deposited back into accounts controlled by Evans. Prosecutors also say Wright then lied to officers and a grand jury.

     

  • Maryland Governor Taxes Rain!

                            

    Maryland Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley has instituted a tax on citizens for the amount of rain that falls on their property. The tax, officially known as a "storm water management fee," will be enforced in nine of the state's counties. The state legislature passed it in 2012 purportedly to "raise revenue to cleanup [sic] the Chesapeake Bay," according to MarylandReporter.com.

  • KSFO Got the Jump on This Story Yesterday!

    TRANSPARENCY:  EPA memo promises emphasis on transparency after FOIA lawsuits.

    Acting Administrator Robert Persiacepe circulated an agency-wide warning to Environmental Protection Agency employees yesterday about complying with the federal Freedom of Information Act.

    Persiacepe’s memo was issued as EPA faces a growing controversy in the news media and federal courts sparked by revelations earlier this year that his predecessor used a fake email name to conduct official business. . . .

    The EPA has been hit with a series of lawsuits seeking emails and instant messages and accusing the agency of hiding information from watchdog groups. The most recent lawsuit, filed last week by the Competitive Enterprise Institute and the American Traditions Institute, seeks to force the agency to disclose how evenly its transparency policies are applied to environmental groups and transparency watchdogs.

    “It is clear from Bob Perciasepe’s memo that our IM lawsuit prompted discovery of more EPA violations of record-keeping and disclosure laws,” said Chris Horner, lead attorney in the EPA FOIA suit. ”His mention of IMs for the first time publicly indicates EPA is about to reveal whether it has been sloppy, deceitful, or possibly even criminal in its refusals to turn these records over to FOIA requesters and Congress.”

    Horner said he suspects the EPA has been destroying IM chat records to avoid being forced to release them.

  • What Would Andrew Say?

    Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin are two very disturbed individuals, apparently without shame or dignity.

    He's sick. She's an enabler. Knock yourselves out and see just how much the people of New York want to elect a guyy who Tweets his (weiner) to young women.

    Original Article
    Is Anthony Weiner completely delusional? Or is he out of his flipping, sex-crazed gourd? Whatever big-busted fantasies crawl around the ex-congressman’s delirious noggin, la Weiner made his next goal as clear as the skin of the wholesome college students he craved: He relishes being Mayor Weiner. Please, shut up this clown. These days, the genitally obsessed Weiner has nothing much to do, except sit in his lavish Manhattan apartment and — the inhumanity! — change the poopy diapers of his 16-month-old son, Jordan. Worse, Weiner is living under a kind of house arrest, sentenced to take extreme grief
  • IRS Claims to be Able to Read Email Without Warrant

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has claimed that agents do not need  warrants to read people's emails, text messages and other private electronic  communications, according to internal agency documents.

    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which obtained the documents through a Freedom of Information Act request, released the  information on Wednesday.

    Under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) of 1986, government  officials only need a subpoena, issued without a judge's approval, to read  emails that have been opened or that are more than 180 days old.

    Privacy groups such as the ACLU argue that the Fourth Amendment provides  greater privacy protections than the ECPA, and that officials should need a  warrant to access all emails and other private messages.

    Traditionally, the courts have ruled that people have limited privacy rights  over information they share with third parties. Some law enforcement groups have  argued that this means they only need a subpoena to compel email providers,  Internet service companies and others to turn over their customers' sensitive  content. 

    But in 2010, a federal appeals court ruled that police violated a man's  constitutional rights when they read his emails without a warrant

    Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/292989-irs-claims-it-can-read-emails-without-a-warrant#ixzz2Q9VzGrjl Follow us:@thehill on Twitter |TheHill on Facebook

  • Shocking Government Abuse

    EPA acknowledges releasing personal  details on farmers, senator slams agency

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    FILE: Sept. 6, 2012: Dairy cows at the Sunburst Dairy farm are seen eating in  Belleville, Wisc. (REUTERS) 

    The Environmental Protection Agency acknowledged Tuesday that it released  personal information on potentially thousands of farmers and ranchers to  environmental groups, following concerns from congressional Republicans and  agriculture groups that the release could endanger their safety. 

    According to a document obtained by FoxNews.com, the EPA said “some of the  personal information that could have been protected … was released." Though the  EPA has already sent out the documents, the agency now says it has since  redacted sensitive details and asked the environmental groups to “return the  information.”

    But Sen. John Thune, who originally complained about the release, slammed the  EPA for trying to retroactively recover the sensitive data. 

    "It is inexcusable for the EPA to release the personal information of  American families and then call for it back, knowing full well that the  erroneously released information will never be fully returned," he said in a  statement to FoxNews.com. "While EPA acknowledging that it erred is a first  step, more must be done to protect the personal information of our farmers and  ranchers now and in the future. I will continue to demand answers from the EPA  on how this information was collected and why it is still being distributed to  extreme environmental groups to the detriment of our farm and ranch  families."

    The information on livestock and produce farmers was sought through a Freedom  of Information Act request by the groups Earth Justice, the Natural Resources  Defense Council and the Pew Charitable Trust. The groups, which have not  commented on whether they plan to return the documents, were originally given  information on roughly 80,000 farmers and ranchers. 

    The agency acknowledged the information included individual names, email  addresses, phone numbers and personal addresses

    Read more:  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/04/09/epa-acknowledges-giving-out-personal-info-in-request-that-included-data-on/?test=latestnews#ixzz2Q4D68Pew

  • Obama is Catching Hell Over Budget

    ...a budget that is 65 days late. Imagine sitting down at your kitchen table and saying screw it, I'll pay these bills later.

    The Obama administration released an outline  of its fiscal 2014 budget to reporters on Tuesday, forbidding its release until  6:00 a.m. Wednesday. The preview promises that President Barack Obama's budget  'reduces the deficit and puts the Nation on a sound fiscal course.'

    'Every new initiative in the plan is fully  paid for, so they do not add a single dime to the deficit,' the White House  pledges.

    An initial walk through the budget proposals,  however, suggests that Republicans in Congress will need some  convincing.

    The budget will hit congressional offices  less than 24 hours after the government's top watchdog agency declared that  nearly $100 billion was wasted last year in duplicative and overlapping programs  stretching into every corner of the Washington bureaucracy.

    Seeing things differently: House Speaker John Boehner won't like what President Barack Obama has to say about the federal budget on Wednesday

    Seeing things differently: House Speaker John Boehner  won't like what President Barack Obama has to say about the federal budget on  Wednesday

    The star attraction of Tuesday's Capitol Hill  hearing on the subject was the tale of three separate government agencies that  spend money inspecting catfish, and the annual waste of $14 million that goes  along with it.

    House Republicans in the oversight committee  hearing room were not amused. And GOP budget hawks won't be smiling when they  read a prominent declaration in the White House's outline that has already been  shown to be an exaggeration.

     

    The budget, it says, 'would achieve $1.8  trillion in additional deficit reduction over the next 10 years, bringing total  deficit reduction to $4.3 trillion. This represents more than enough deficit  reduction to replace the cuts required by the Joint Committee [on]  sequestration.'

     

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2306688/Obama-2014-budget-analysis-Numbers-based-imagined-spending-cuts-middle-class-tax-hike.html#ixzz2Q3lBWtBU Follow us:@MailOnline on Twitter |DailyMail on Facebook

  • Run, Liz, Run

    Wyoming Republican Sen. Mike Enzi may be gearing up to run for re-election in  2014, but that doesn’t mean Liz Cheney is ruling out a run for the Senate seat  now.

    A source close to the politically active daughter of Vice President Dick  Cheney tells The Daily Caller that she is still seriously considering running.  (RELATED:  Wyoming Republican Mike Enzi reportedly will run again for  Senate)

    Over the weekend, The Casper Star Tribune reported that Enzi told a meeting  of the GOP state party committee that he is looking forward to running for  re-election — something he has yet to formally announce.

    An Enzi spokesman confirmed the senator’s remarks.

    “Senator Enzi’s statement to the central committee stands on its own,” Enzi  press secretary Daniel Head told TheDC on Monday. “He won’t make an official  announcement until later. If that changes, we’ll let you know.”

    For months, there has been speculation in the media that Cheney would run for  the Wyoming seat, especially if Enzi retired.

    Cheney, a lawyer who has served in various positions in government, has not  commented publicly about whether she’s eying the seat. But her activities seem  to signal that she could be interested in a run of some sort: She recently moved  to Jackson Hole, Wyo., with her family. She has also been giving speeches at  various events in the state.

    Her father represented Wyoming in Congress from 1979 to 1989.

    Read more:  http://dailycaller.com/2013/04/08/source-liz-cheney-seriously-considering-running-for-wyoming-senate/#ixzz2Pyesdbao

  • Con Control, Obama Style

     

    Supporters of comprehensive gun control legislation are ratcheting up  pressure on wavering lawmakers, trying to clear the way for Senate Democratic  Leader Harry Reid to proceed with a bill in the face of mounting roadblocks from  conservative members. 

    At least 14 Republican senators have threatened to filibuster the firearms  legislation, complaining that it would curb the rights of the law-abiding while  doing little to reduce crime. "The more people learn about the consequences of  current gun control proposals, the less they will support the new restrictions,"  Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, said. 

    If Lee and his colleagues succeed, their objections would require any bill to  garner 60 votes, a heavy lift for Reid and the White House. 

    But as negotiations continue on a compromise measure that could sway moderate  hold-outs, powerful advocacy groups are rolling out new ads and campaigns to win  them over. 

    Read more:  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/04/09/as-vote-looms-gun-control-backers-ratchet-up-pressure-on-congress/#ixzz2PyKtG5Js

  • Obama Can't Get it Right on guns, Deficit and Immigration

    Original Article
    A new CNN/ORC International poll found President Obama´s overall approval rating has ticked up to 51 percent but ratings have fallen on his handling of the key issues on his agenda: immigration, guns, and the deficit. On immigration, 44 percent approve of the way he is handling the issue, down from 51 percent in January. At the same time, disapproval has jumped to 50 percent, up from 43 percent in January. On guns, 45 percent approve and 52 percent disapprove, the poll found. In January, 46 percent approved and 49 percent dispproved. And on the deficit, 38 percent approve
  • Love Buzz

    You should be having three times as much sex as work, according to science.

    We used to just have intercourse for making babies. Then, it must have been at least three or four years ago, we discovered it felt really good AND made you sort of like the person you were trying it with. Before that life was work, work, work. It turns out that even though we're more enlightened about the benefits of sex, we're still not likely doing it enough.

    Per Quartz (based on a report from ScienceDirect), the optimal ratio for having a great day is 106 minutes of sex per 36 minutes of work. While it seems like this could very easily be filed away under "Duh, Science," the authors took into account the old law of diminishing returns even in something pleasurable. The authors, Christian Kroll of Jacobs University in Germany and Sebastian Pokutta of Georgia Tech, use a technique called the Day Reconstruction Method to focus on the pleasure derived from each of our daily activities. They then extrapolated the results over a 16-hour day. My experience with both Georgia Tech and Germany makes me wonder if sexual repression doesn't sometimes lead to strikingly obvious discoveries.

  • "Anonymous" Cyber Attacks on Holocaust Memorial Website

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    Yesterday was a very solemn day for Jews across the world as they marked the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising also known as Holocaust Memorial Day.

    How did the Progressive cyber warriors of Anonymous mark Holocaust Memorial day? By launching a cyber war called #OpIsrael, and attempting to hack and deface the website of the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum website in Israel.

    Nothing says I hate Jews like attacking a Holocaust memorial….on Holocaust Memorial day.

    Mandy Nagy is covering the story over at Legal Insurrection, where they’ve posted this very accurate tweet:

    If you call yourself a member of Anonymous after this, or even a supporter of the group of so called hacktivists, you’re not much more than a Jew hating bigot. Silence is consent.

    All of this begs the questions: Exactly how tight is the Progressive Left with the Jihad? And for how long has this relationship been in operational effect?

  • Liberals Infuriated with Obama Budget

    Obama will release his budget this week, and we already know that he's going to  try to stake out a treacherous "middleground" as he attempts to cast himself as  a bold centrist, willing to stand apart from leftist Democrats.

    He'll do so by, reportedly, introducing  a Chained CPI, which is a way of cutting Social Security by using a  different inflation measure that won't rise as much.

    Liberals are already livid.

    Congressman Jerry Nadler — who is part of the Democratic party's Progressive  Caucus — slammed the reports in a comment made on Friday:

     I am quite concerned by reports that the  forthcoming White House budget proposal might include chained CPI and other  accommodations to Republicans determined to dismantle our social safety net and the  progress our nation has made since the New Deal.  I must reiterate  that I will never support any reductions in Social Security, Medicare or  Medicaid benefits – and chained CPI is a direct reduction in Social Security  benefits.  Along with my fellow progressives, I will vehemently oppose any  such cuts.    

    We cannot lose sight of the facts.  Social  Security is one of the bedrocks of our middle class society and is an essential  safety net for millions of American seniors and their families.  Millions  of Americans rely on Social Security benefits for medical care, food, housing,  and other needs.  We cannot force seniors to pay even more to fill the hole  left by unnecessary and irresponsible cuts to Social Security.

    Other, more grassroots leftists, are even more livid.

    Here's the pseudonymous  New Deal Democrat, who writes great economics analysis for The Bonddad Blog,  and who used to be part of the Daily Kos community:

    For many grass-roots democrats, this is a bridge  - no, an ocean - too far. Any "democrat" who supports these proposals is never  going to get my vote. Period. I will support any primary opponents and I will  accept a one term GOPer if necessary to end the political career of any Grand  Betrayers, replacing them with a progressive in 2 or 6 years. And I know I am  far from alone.

    In a blog post, Paul  Krugman argues that all Obama is doing is trying to appeal to the "Very  Serious People" who insist that both parties are to blame for Washington  dysfunction. Krugman argues that if anything, Social Security benefits should be  increased, given the collapse of other retirement vehicles  (401Ks and such) that haven't panned out as well as people thought.

    Obama's gambit will blow up in his face, he argues, as the political points  he thought he could score will not materialize:

    So what’s this about? The answer, I fear, is that  Obama is still trying to win over the Serious People, by showing that he’s  willing to do what they consider Serious — which just about always means  sticking it to the poor and the middle class. The idea is that they will finally  drop the false equivalence, and admit that he’s reasonable while the GOP is  mean-spirited and crazy.

    But it won’t happen. Watch the Washington  Post editorial page over the next few days. I hereby predict that it will  damn Obama with faint praise, saying that while it’s a small step in the right  direction, of course it’s inadequate — and anyway, Obama is to blame for  Republican intransigence, because he could make them accept a Grand Bargain that  includes major revenue increases if only he would show Leadership (TM).

    Oh, and wanna bet that Republicans soon start  running ads saying that Obama wants to cut your Social Security?

    Anyway, we'll know more this week.

    But while everyone is talking about the "civil war" inside the GOP, watch to  see if it's the Democrats who implode over this issue.

    Read more:  http://www.businessinsider.com/liberals-furious-at-obamas-chained-cpi-2013-4#ixzz2PsHCyGKa

  • Assange Leaking (Again)

    So that's what Assange has been doing inside the embassy! WikiLeaks releases  1.7m US diplomatic and intelligence reports covering every country in the  world

    • Wikileaks  releases database of U.S. diplomatic records from 1973 to  1976
    • Henry  Kissinger was U.S. Secretary of State and National Security  Adviser
    • Julian  Assange worked on project inside Ecuadorian Embassy in London
    • Australian  Wikileaks founder, 41, sought refuge at the embassy last  June

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2305437/WikiLeaks-Kissinger-Cables-Julian-Assange-releases-1-7m-US-diplomatic-intelligence-reports.html#ixzz2PryIVawc Follow us:@MailOnline on Twitter |DailyMail on Facebook

  • Obamacare Unraveling?

     

    Parts of ObamaCare are starting to fray, even before full  implementation. 

    The Obama administration now says a special system of exchanges designed to  make it easier for small businesses to provide insurance will be delayed an  entire year -- to 2015. 

    "Lots of small businesses struggle with providing insurance for their workers  so this was supposed to facilitate it and make it easier for small business to  do this," said Jim Capretta of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. "It was a  huge portion of the sale job. When they passed the law in 2010 there were many  senators and members of Congress who were saying 'I am doing this because it's  going to help small businesses.'" 

    The exchanges were designed to give workers a range of choices supported by  dollars from their employers. But now they will have only one choice until 2015,  which could mean they can't shop for insurance that includes their current  providers. Capretta said the administration is "way" behind  schedule. 


    Read more:  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/04/03/obamacare-in-trouble-exchange-provision-delayed-as-lawmakers-push-to-repeal/?test=latestnews#ixzz2PUdupaPR

  • Always Searching for Approval When Disappointing Your Family

    Why do disgraced, cheating, lying politicans always think that the public can't live without them? Let's ask Mark Sanford, shall we?

    "..Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford on Tuesday cleared another hurdle in  his bid for political redemption, defeating a former Charleston County council  member to win the GOP nomination for the U.S. House seat he held for three  terms.

    "It's been a very long journey. And in that journey I am humbled to find  ourselves where we find ourselves tonight," said Sanford, whose political career  was derailed four years ago when, as sitting governor, he disappeared from the  state only to return to acknowledge an extramarital affair with an Argentine  woman.

    That woman, Maria Belen Chapur, and Sanford are now engaged. She appeared at  Sanford's side during his victory speech, smiling and applauding the former  governor, who thanked her for being long-suffering while he was campaigning. She  did not address the crowd.

  • Obama Selling gunControl on Bad Statistics

    As President Obama prepares to head to Colorado on Wednesday to push gun  control legislation, some are calling into question the validity of a key  statistic he’s using to tout his message on near-universal background  checks.

    During several speeches, Obama has said 40 percent of all gun purchases were  made without a background check.

    But that number is nearly two decades old and comes from a poll with a  relatively tiny sample size. Gun rights groups like the National Rifle  Association, as well as The Washington Post’s “Fact Checker,” are calling out  the president’s stat, saying his numbers on background checks need a background  check of their own.

    During a speech last week, Obama asked, “Why wouldn’t we want to make it more  difficult for a dangerous person to get his or her hand on a gun? Why wouldn’t  we want to close the loophole that allows as many as 40 percent of all gun  purchases to take place without a background check? Why wouldn’t we do  that?”

    Read more:  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/04/03/obama-criticized-for-using-dated-disputed-gun-stat-to-sell-background-checks/#ixzz2POombeMY

  • Dem's Speed Up Immigration Hearings

    Letter  from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy  to Sen. Marco Rubio on  immigration reform

    Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy said Tuesday that he would consider holding  just one hearing on comprehensive immigration legislation -- which is still  being drafted -- despite calls from some Republican senators for a lengthy  review. 

    Leahy clarified his hearing timetable in a letter to Republican Sen. Marco  Rubio, a key member of the so-called "Gang of 8" senators drafting an  immigration bill. Rubio had written to Leahy last month cautioning that  "excessive haste in the pursuit of a lasting solution" is "dangerous" to the  goals of immigration reform. He said a "rush to legislate" would be "fatal to  the effort of earning the public's confidence." 

    Leahy, D-Vt., said he wants an open process, but he reiterated that the  Senate Judiciary Committee, which he chairs, already has held a number of  immigration reform hearings -- though none of them have considered this  particular proposal. 

    Leahy wrote that once that proposal is introduced, "I will consider  scheduling a hearing... to examine that proposal." 

    He added: "I will, however, remain mindful of the urgent need for us to  actually get to the work of debating and considering amendments without  unnecessary delay because this is an issue to which our attention is long  overdue." 

  • How Will the GOP Respond to This?

    GOP Hispanic outreach runs afoul of ObamaCare


    As Republicans hammer out the details of a “comprehensive immigration reform” plan that will attract support from Hispanic voters, the L.A. Times takes a sober look at the actual political views of this ostensibly Republican-friendly constituency… and finds they are “among the strongest backers of President Obama’s health care law,” to the tune of 48 percent favorable vs. 19 percent unfavorable.

    That’s far higher support than one will find among the general population.  The Republican Party is both philosophically opposed to ObamaCare, and politically hoping to rally overall public dismay with the program into votes in the next few elections.  It seems as if that plan will put them on the wrong side of both the existing Latino voting population and the immense new wave of voters that will soon be naturalized.  (Does anyone outside of the Republican consultant class really think those 11 or 12 million people can be held in a quasi-legal non-voting status for decades?)

  • Is California Doomed?

    State auditor: California's net worth at negative $127.2 billion

    RB_Prison_Construction_2009.JPGWere California's state government a business, it would be a candidate for insolvency with a negative net worth of $127.2 billion, according to an annual financial report issued by State Auditor Elaine Howle and the Bureau of State Audits.

    The report, which covers the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, says that the state's negative status -- all of its assets minus all of its liabilities -- increased that year, largely because it spent more than it received in revenue.

  • Lone Wolf or Mexican Drug Cartel?

    Who´s killing Texas prosecutors? Chilling mystery leaves county on edge                         
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    Kaufman County, Texas -- Frayed nerves and a palpable tension cloak this quiet Texas county as half a dozen agencies hunt for the killer or killers apparently bent on taking out top criminal justice officials. Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, were found dead in their house Saturday, two months after an assistant district attorney was gunned down in broad daylight outside the county courthouse. The killings have residents and prosecutors in Kaufman County, east of Dallas, on edge -- and on guard. Are the killings the work of a lone wolf or a gang?
  • Eating Humble Pie, Saving Our Country

    INTRODUCING THE COMMON SENSE RESTORATION PROJECT:

    The East Walpole baker who took a stand against food-stamp fraud at the Braintree Farmers Market last year by refusing to accept EBT cards for her whoopie pies and pastries is now starting her own political movement.

    It’s called the Common Sense Restoration Project.

    “We’re going to show these guys we’re paying attention and that we do care what’s happening with our tax dollars,” said Andrea Taber, the owner of the Ever So Humble Pie Co., who captured national attention after the Herald broke the story of her refusal to accept EBT cards for her confections at the Braintree Farmers Market.

    The first meeting at the bakery drew 75 people a few weeks ago, Taber said. The next session is slated for April 16 from 7 to 9 p.m., featuring guest speakers state Reps. Shaunna O’Connell and Keiko Orrall.

    “It’s become like the Liberty Tree Tavern,” Taber said. “Everybody’s saying, ‘What are we going to do about our country?’ There’s just no common sense.”

  • Evil Has Arrived in San Francisco

    Chicago's unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers has been in San Francisco for the past three days to organize and lead training sessions in civil disobedience for the Occupy movement...a movement that has turned violent and unpredictable as the months have gone by.

    To have Ayers in the Bay Area is truly frightening. He is capable of anything. He is responsible for the death of his own girlfriend as a member of the Weather Underground in an accidental bombing. He is responsible for the murder of Park Station Police Sgt. Brian McDonnell over 39 years ago, and got off on a technicality.

    Refresh yourselves on the facts from my experiencewith Bill Ayers, a man who should be in jail instead of training kids how to stop traffic, schools and disrupt corporations.

    Declassified FBI Report on the Weather Underground Organization (WUO). This report details: WUO members' extensive stays in Communist countries of Cuba, Vietnam and Russia; WUO's goals to establish "world communism" and "overthrow capitalism" in "imperialist" America; murder conspiracy; involvement in US Vietnam-era Chicago riots; ties to the PLO, Quebec Liberation Front, SDS, Black Liberation Front and Black Panthers; meeting with North Vietnamese in Cuba; bomb factories; purchase of 50 pounds of dynamite; shooting down a US plane in Vietnam and wearing a necklace made of a piece of the plane's fuselage; firing rifle shots into a Massachusetts Police Station; and a wide variety of other serious crimes and radical connections. 08.20.76
    Bill Ayers is Working
  • Death Penalty Redux

    The eternal argument over the Death Penalty is coming up -again - in California. The Secretary of State's office has announced that a  measure has qualified for the ballot that would make life in prison without parole the harshest punishment in the state. AND it cancels the death sentence for 725 inmates to life in prison.

    Executions are currently suspended in California because a left-wing Judge on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the state's lethal injection system is cruel and unusual punishment.

    The last execution that took place at San Quentin took place in 2005.

    I was there.

    I was happy to see a stone cold killer, a vicious man with no hope of redemption (in this world) recieve the ultimate punishment: death.

    Here is the story, and the backstory, that I wrote about the death of "Tookie" Stanley Williams.

    The Night the Lights Went Out

    by Melanie Morgan

    It was a little after midnight as scores of pro-gang activists gathered in a vigil to honor their hero “Tookie” Williams. I was at this media group-grope at San Quentin prison. As reporters interviewed reporters, I stood watching and waiting for the inevitable nuttiness I knew was going to follow.

    Aware of the growing passion amongst those in the pro-Crips contingent, I decided to leave before any unruly mobs could materialize with their threats to run down anyone who didn’t believe in “Tookie’s” innocence.

    Williams (whose real first name is Stanley; “Tookie” is his Crips’ gang name that he refused to renounce) was finally put to death early on Tuesday for the murders of four innocent people.

    Thank God. And thank Susan Kennedy.

    Ironically, justice was served because of the hiring of a liberal, lesbian, abortion-rights activist named Susan Kennedy, a top aide to recalled-Gov. Gray “Electricity Crisis” Davis.

    Before watching the lights go out under Davis, Kennedy had served as the executive director of the California Democrat Party.

    And with that background and track record of political involvement, you can understand why the world of Republican politicos was rocked a couple of weeks ago when Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced he had chosen Susan Kennedy to serve as his top adviser – his chief of staff.

    Schwarzenegger’s selection of Kennedy set off a firestorm in the GOP, and with good reason. Consider the reaction of Democrats had John Kerry or Al Gore named Karl Rove as their chief of staff.

    Gov. Schwarzenegger already had problems with his conservative base after several missteps during his first term. But the Susan Kennedy appointment was the one that had solidified the backlash against Schwarzenegger by fellow Republicans.

    And now Schwarzenegger was in a bind. If he granted “Tookie” clemency, he would have surely turned growing Republican skepticism into a full-blown GOP revolt against him.

    Schwarzenegger had gotten himself into this mess when he agreed to grant Williams a hearing to consider sparing him from the death penalty. It was another one of those “I want to reach out to the liberal people of California” gestures that reminded conservatives why they didn’t much like Schwarzenegger in the first place.

    Angered victims’-rights groups questioned how Schwarzenegger could possibly consider granting clemency to a man who had founded the Crips gang and murdered four human beings. “Tookie’s” Crips have robbed, raped and murdered thousands upon thousands of innocent victims, destroying whole families and neighborhoods.

    When he was convicted of murder, jurors on the Williams’ trial said “Tookie” had looked over toward them, called them “sons of bitches” and threatened that he would exact revenge and, “was going to get all of them.”

    No wonder the criminal-coddling liberals love him so much!

    The “SaveTookie.org” website has proclaimed “Tookie” to be, “a great fighter against racism, injustice, and the death penalty.”

    They celebrate his stand against the death penalty? Apparently, “Tookie” only supports death by gang-murder, but opposes capital punishment. “Good for him” cheer the soft-on-crime liberal apologists!

    Liberals have turned the concepts of “right” and “wrong” on their head. They now are amazingly redefining prison as a resume-booster, like a college degree or a record of involvement with charitable organizations.

    Patt Morrsion, who writes liberal witticisms for the Los Angeles Times and delivers liberal invective over the airwaves for National Public Radio, wrote this week that: “Not everyone who goes to prison is Nelson Mandela or Mahatma Gandhi … Being sent to prison does not automatically give anyone a leg up the hero ladder.”

    Apparently Ms. Morrisson thinks that lots of the time going to prison does make one a hero.

    Maybe Ms. Morrisson is unaware of the fact that another Mandela has been involved with the effort to re-write history to demean victims and their families. Winnie Mandela, Nelson’s ex-wife, spent time at San Quentin strategizing with “Tookie” Williams on how to avoid the death penalty.

    What a great match, since Winnie Mandela was herself accused of murdering a 13-year-old boy.

    The same liberals who are now making “Tookie” Williams into a martyr, demanding a state funeral for a cold-blooded killer, also spawned Susan Kennedy, that far-left, liberal activist who now serves as Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s right-hand woman.

    So, did Susan Kennedy kill “Tookie”?

    In the Byzantine twists of California politics, the governor denied clemency to Stanley “Tookie” Williams because Schwarzenegger knew he could not survive the hemorrhaging of any more Republican support.

    And for that you can thank Susan Kennedy, the woman who was on the watch when the lights went out in California during the energy crisis under Gray Davis.

    This time you could say she turned the lights out on “Tookie.”

     

     

  • How Drugs, Deceit and an Illicit Affair Took down a Rising Political Star

    It's OVER..and now embattled Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer has to figure out how to live the rest of her life as an addict.

    The wife of State treasurer Bill Lockyer is speaking exclusively to the San Jose Mercury News about the life of addiction, deceit, and adultery that caused her to fall so far and so fast.

    During that interview she spoke of the drugs that HER HUSBAND gave her...addicting her to pain-killers early in their marriage. It could be a lie. But it could be true.

    Isn't time for the drama to end? Why should Bill Lockyer stay in office? She resigned as a Supervisor for alameda, and he SHOULD resign his job. For the sake of the child.

    Bill Lockyer needs to step down. Immediately.

  • Obama is in for a Bumpy Ride

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    President Barack Obama: in deep trouble

    The RealClearPolitics poll average puts President Barack Obama at 47 percent and Romney at 44.2 percent - statistically insignificant lead of 2.2 percent.

    Drill down into the numbers of the latest CBS poll and there are ominous signs for Obama. Only 33 percent of Americans believe the economy is moving in the right direction. A mere 16 percent feel they are getting ahead financially. Some 38 percent think their situation will get worse if Obama is re-elected, 26 percent think it will get better.

    A cursory look back at incumbent versus challenger presidential races does not give Obama much comfort.

    In April 1976, President Gerald Ford was in about the same position as Obama is now. He lost the 1976 general election to Jimmy Carter by two points. In April 1980, President Jimmy Carter was leading Ronald Reagan by 38 points to 32 points with John Anderson on 22. In November 1980, Reagan won by 10 points.

    In April 1992, President George H.W. Bush was on 46 percent and Bill Clinton on 26 percent. In November 1992, Clinton won by six points. In April 2004, President George W. Bush was on 50 percent and John Kerry on 44 percent. In November 2004, Bush won by two points.

    We are already past the point at which it seems plausible that 2012 will be a repeat of 1996 when the incumbent (Clinton) cruised to a comfortable eight-point victory over the challenger (Bob Dole). Rather, we are probably looking at a 1992 scenario - an incumbent defeat - or a 2004 race - the incumbent (or the challenger) eking out a narrow victory.

    All the signs are that Obama will try to do to Romney what Bush did to Kerry in 2004 - make the election turn on the character of the challenger rather than being a referendum on the incumbent. It was brutal, it was ugly and it was a process of grinding out a win on the basis of consolidating the Republican base and dividing the country.

    The Romney campaign, which includes a number of people who helped map out and execute that strategy for Bush, is all too aware of the dangers of Romney falling into the same trap as Kerry and allowing himself to be defined by Obama.

  • Glamorous Gavin, Your Close-Up Has Arrived

    Al Gore TV, which fired its biggest unwatched star recently, has hired Gavin Newsom to be on his cable channel.

    The 44-year-old Newsom, as everyone in San Francisco knows, used to be on the city's Parking and Traffic Commission.

    San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, an admitted alcoholic who is rumored to have indulged in other recreational drugs, is replacing basic, essential City services with a $2.7 million poverty court to prosecute the poor, and especially the houseless, for “quality of life” crimes. – Photo: SFWeekly.com

     

    Since 1996, Newsom has been busy.

    He was for a time the only white heterosexual male on the Board of Supervisors. He was the city's mayor and gained national fame for issuing marriage licenses to gay couples against state law. During the divorce from his first wife, Newsom had an affair with his appointments secretary who was married to his good friend and deputy chief of staff who became his reelection campaign manager but quit after his wife revealed the illicit relationship during substance abuse rehab.

    Newsom then married another woman, ran briefly for governor in 2010 and got within 20 points of Jerry Brown before giving up and settling on the lieutenant governor's "job."

    All of these accomplishments have qualified Newsom as a regular talker on Bill Maher's HBO show.

    Democrat Newsom describes California's No. 2 job behind Brown as having "no real authority and no real portfolio." Still, he's paid $130,490 a year in taxpayer money by a state that may have more annual budget crises than seasons.

    Gore, who lost all of his bids for the presidency before hitting on the global warming thing, founded Current TV in 2005 with partner Joel Hyatt. They wanted a liberal alternative to the Fox News Channel. To the surprise of many, San Francisco-based Current TV has been phenomenally successful in that regard except for the absence of viewers, ratings, identity and income.

    Last year with great excitement Gore hired a little-known failed sportscaster named Keith Olbermann, who was on the rebound after being fired from pretty much every job he's ever held on TV. Last month Olbermann racked up another firing when Current canned him. Both parties are suing each other for millions of dollars.

    Gore was very excited again Wednesday to announce "The Gavin Newsom Show." According to Gore, Newsom's hour-long national show will launch next month and consist of Newsom interviewing lots of cool San Francisco Bay area people.

    You can't set your TiVo's yet, however, because the time slot is undetermined, Brian Stelter tells us. But it will likely run over and over and over on weekends.

    Gore called Newsom "a courageous leader who has boldly seized every opportunity to create positive social change. First as a successful entrepreneur, then in his role as mayor of San Francisco, and now as Lieutenant Governor, Newsom touches many worlds -- business, politics, entertainment and activism. We are honored that Current TV will be bringing his curiosity, intelligence, insights and enthusiasm to television."

    Many people had thought, accurately, that the lieutenant governor job in the nation's most populous state was a full-time position. Surprisingly, Newsom's spokesman agreed with his boss there was no conflict with state duties and would somehow showcase the Golden state nationally. He said Newsom would do little program preparation because he knows most of his guests already.

    Newsom's television contract salary, which Current did not disclose, will be donated to charity, the part-time lieutenant governor said. Which prompted some Californians to suggest perhaps Newsom should also give back some of his state salary for the second job show time no longer devoted to official duties for the chronically financially-strapped government.

    At Current, Newsom joins another disgraced Democrat, Eliot Spitzer, who replaced the fired liberal Olbermann late last month. Spitzer was the jut-jawed former prosecutor who became governor of New York, then resigned upon disclosure that he was Client No. 9 in a major prostitution ring, who had so outrageously overpaid call girls.

    Earlier this year Spitzer was fired from another failed cable talk show on CNN

     

  • CRP Chairman Calls for Criminal Investigation Into Charges Against State Treasurer

    In an exclusive interview with KSFO Radio today on the Brian Sussman and Melanie Morgan show, California Republican Party Chairman Tom Del Beccaro says that there should be a "criminal investigation" into the email sent by Nadia Lockyer to a reporter for the San Jose Mercury News.

    The Alameda County Supervisor skipped out of rehab earlier last month for a drug addiction, wrote a note to a reporter saying that her husband, State Treasurer Bill Lockyer, supplied her with drug. She later denied the allegations, saying that her email had been hacked.

    Del Beccaro says that if true, these are serious allegations that must be investigated.

    The audio of this interview will be available shortly.

  • Eco-Tyrannny Hits the Book Stores Today!

    My good friend Brian Sussman spent almost a year researching and writing the definitive book on the Liberal Left agenda to destroy individual liberties through the greening of America.

    Brian ahs a full day promoting his book today and through the rest of this week. Watch him with the great morning show on Fox News.

    - Brian on FoxNews

    Thursday April 18, 2012 - Brian on FoxNews

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  • A Tea Party for YOU!

    The following account of the San Francisco Tea Party (with photos) is courtesy of Jack W. to whom we are grateful.

    Over two thousand folks had a rip-snorting good time in Pleasanton where Brian Sussman of KSFO joined the TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY crowd. I hope to have some pictures later, plus the greatevent in San Jose on Sunday.

    San Francisco Tax Day Tea Party

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    In an event supported by a biker gang and opposed by Occupier infiltrators, San Franciscans gathered this afternoon for a tax day Tea
    Party (click on most photos to enlarge):

    The bridge in the background above and below is the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

    Breitbart was here:

    A motorcycle gang, the Sons of Liberty, arrived and joined the rally:

    This man voted for Obama in 2008:

    A chorus line entered the stage with each dancer representing a digit in the national debt. It takes a lot of digits:

    Several candidates for office spoke. Also, several individuals, such as this man, took to the stage to tell their story:

    This woman had a simple direct message for Democrats: "Grow up. Take care of yourself"

    It seems that red is the new black. How come I didn't get the memo?:
    The red 'Nobama" fingers in many of these photos are
    in support of Gov. Brewer and in defiance of a local reporter who thought that no one in San Francisco would wag a finger at Obama.

    Obama's debt will be paid off by our children and grandchildren. This family took notice:
    And these kids also:

    "Throw them all out" says this sign which shows a donkey and a rhino:

    Four Occupiers arrived. This camera-shy Occupier, possibly a veteran of the Police-Occupy battles (see here or here), had a message: "F*** the police - directly oppressive force. Law does not apply here: sovereign citizen solidarity." His sweatshirt, not fully visible here, also sported a "F*** the police" message:
    The other side of his sign noted that California's
    homeless population was "135,928" while there are "1,102,583" vacant homes in the state. He concludes "WTF!" There seemed no point in discussing issues of economics, private property, or the nature of the homeless population with him:
    Another Occupier, by contrast, seemed genuinely
    interested in discussing the issues. He, for example, saw a sign "the politics of envy leads to socialism" and he thought it made no sense. I explained it and he understood. Not all Occupiers are angry and violent. I have met several now who I expect will mature into responsible citizens. The two protesters below thought that the constitution grants states the right to decide marijuana legalization. Claiming to be advocates of constitutional liberties, they thought they should have Tea Party support and were upset that the tea party organizers would not let them speak at this event:
    The building in the background above, by the way, is
    the Clock Tower on the SF Ferry Building.
    Remember how the Occupier above thought that the police were "directly oppressive force"? Somehow, Tea Partiers don't have the same problem with police, as you can see by the relaxed stance of these SFPD officers assigned to the rally:
    Their ease reflects the fact that Tea Partiers
    understand private property and responsible behavior. The city permit for the protest required, for example, that, in deference to other users of the park, the sound system be turned off at 3:30pm. It was.
    This rally was organized by the San Francisco Tea Party and was supported by MyLiberty (San Mateo County), the North Bay Patriots(Marin County) and seven other Bay Area Tea Party affiliated groups.
  • Women Rally to Ann Romney's Side

    Women, even liberal women, are shocked by DNC Consultant Hillary Rosen's unprovoked attack on CNN yesterday that Ann Romney "has never worked a day in her life."

    Rosen says that the mother of five, grandmother of 16, has NEVER WORKED A DAY IN HER LIFE.

    Who is this Hillary Rosen? She's a lesbian mother of two adopted children, now split from her partner, who admitted to quitting her job and staying home with her babies!

    She is ALSO a great friend of the President of the United States, whose campaign is orchestrating the faux war on women.

    The Democrat hitwoman Hilary Rosen visited at the White House, including at least 5 POTUS meetings. White House visitor logs show that Hilary Rosen, the DC lobbyist/Anita Dunn colleague who attacked Ann Romney's stay-at-home-mom status on CNN last night, visited 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. at least 35 times. (Michelle Malkin.com)

    South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, whom we interviewed this morning on KSFO Radio, says that Rosen's comments are "demeaning, insulting and uneducated. We are smart, we are thoughtful, but we women keep things in balance. Those comments were unfortunate and demeaning."

    Liberal TV hosts Soledad O'Brien and Mika Bryzinski of MSNBC, say that the comments were "unfortunate" and divided women over the choices they make.

  • Santorum Out, Parsing the Message

    Rick Santorum won eleven states — that’s nothing to sneeze at. Still, I can’t help thinking he could have done even better.

    On the heels of his decision to suspend his campaign, there will be plenty of campaign postmortems penned. But the HuffPost’s Jon Ward has, perhaps, already nailed it.

    As Ward notes, Santorum occasionally stumbled upon an inspiring message:

    “If government is going to get smaller, then people have to get bigger,” Santorum said. “And that means they have to stretch out more, they have to do more things. But how beautiful is that? How beautiful is that that you’re going to have to do more to help those in need in our society?”

    … This was a message with a soul, an appeal to freedom and to people’s better instincts, and simultaneously an acknowledgement of the question that many ask of those who want to shrink government: “Then what?”

    (Imagine that! — a leader who summons us to follow our better angels.)

    This could have been effective. But Santorum didn’t consistently drive this sort of transcendent message:

    Combined with Santorum’s focus on reviving manufacturing, there was potential in these words to attract fiscal conservatives who want less government regulation and taxation, along with religious values voters, libertarian-minded Republicans, and blue-collar voters of both parties.

    And it stood in contrast to Romney’s uninspiring promise to reprogram the economy. Romney’s core message had so far failed to connect or rouse conservatives so much that one well-connected Republican consultant who supports Romney called his candidacy “a campaign about nothing.”

    However, Santorum drifted away from the “people have to get bigger” line. He talked about variations of that idea, but not consistently.

    (Emphasis mine.)

    Santorum, of course, faced a plethora of problems — many of which he couldn’t control. He couldn’t retroactively change the fact that he had supported most Bush-era big government policies, nor could he change the fact that Mitt Romney could outspend him many times over. And, of course, he couldn’t change the fact that The Drudge Report was seemingly out to get him.

  • Stop the Spending!

    The economy's been growing at a rate less than half the average for the recoveries following the nine previous postwar recessions. Accompanying the worst recovery ever is the longest period of sustained high unemployment since the Great Depression, the Congressional Budget Office has noted.

    Real average hourly earnings fell 1.1 percent between February of last year and this February, said the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    Americans are being squeezed more than these data indicate. The Consumer Price Index rose just 2.9 percent last year, but the American Institute for Economic Research compiles an "Everyday Price Index," which includes only things the typical consumer buys at least once a month, and it rose 7.2 percent.

    High unemployment, slow growth and soaring gasoline prices are the product chiefly of government policies. They can be ameliorated, swiftly and substantially, if those policies are changed. But it's too late to vote our way out of our biggest economic problem.

    Our national debt is $15.6 trillion. It doesn't include the promises made to Social Security and Medicare recipients, or the pensions of federal workers ($50.5 trillion); unfunded pensions for state and local government workers ($4.4 trillion), or the $11.4 trillion we owe on home mortgages, credit cards and auto and student loans.

    Add it all up, and each American owes about $261,000. Per capita income is about $27,000.

  • New Info. About Trayvon Martin

    Original Article

     by American Thinker

     

     

    It was a fable for our times: Once upon a time, a nice young man set off from his dad's fiancée's home before the NBA All-Star game to buy some Skittles and Arizona Tea for his stepbrother. (snip) Just as Martin did not go straight home after he first spotted the neighborhood watch captain, so, too, he apparently did not go directly to Brandy Green's apartment from the 7-Eleven. What exactly he was doing between the time he entered the gated community and the moment Zimmerman noticed him will probably never be known
  • Daddy "O" Forced Out at Harvard

    Who knew President Obama's father was even AT Harvard studying for a Doctoral degree in Economics?

    But he never got the chance to finish, because school authorties twigged to his financial chaos, multliple wives, and many lies.

    Daddy "O" was booted.

    Original Article
    BOSTON — President Barack Obama’s father was forced to leave Harvard University before completing his Ph.D. in economics because the school was concerned about his personal life and finances, according to newly public immigration records. Harvard had asked the Immigration and Naturalization Service to delay a request by Barack Hussein Obama Sr. (Snip) The immigration memos, contained in the elder Obama’s Immigration and Naturalization file, were given to a Boston Globe reporter in 2009 through a Freedom of Information request. The papers were first made public Wednesday by The Arizona Independent, a weekly newspaper.
  • Morning Papers

    Reveille headlines: Iraqi news commentators get into fist fight on air: video

     

    It sucks to be “Silky Pony”: Indictments soon for John Edwards?

    Huckabee: Reports of my political demise are a bunch of horse +++++

    2000 Muslims mob Christian church in Egypt, demanding two women

    The trouble with Gen. Petraeus

    Major League Baseball Tributes to Ronald Reagan

    More discussion about the timing of the birth announcement

    The UNCOVERAGE unofficial uncoverage of the Royal Nuptials  Bacon is involved

    One million people apply for 50,000 low-paying part-time McDonald’s jobs

    Posted April 28, 2011

    Biblical storms of the south are big, but not caused by global warming

    Obamanator terminates San Francisco  reporter for failure to toe the party line

    Jaycee Dugard’s kidnappers get life sentences: Has California learned anything about monitoring sex offenders?

    CBS reporter Lara Logan describes “merciless” gang rape by 300 men in Egypt

    US Immigration records: Barack Obama’s father: A Slippery womanizer, polygamist

    US Immigration records: Harvard wanted Barack Obama Sr. out of the country

    Video: The Federal Reserve (for a dummy)

  • Standing for Our Soldiers

    Remember, during just one week of 

    April 24 through April 30, 2011

    while we lived life Free… They Died for that Freedom:

     

    Sgt. John P. Castro, 25,of Andrews, Texas died April 22 at Paktika province, Afghanistan of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by small arms fire. He was assigned to1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101stAirborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky

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    They died of wounds suffered April 22, in Numaniyah, Iraq when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

    Killed were:

    1st Lt. Omar J. Vazquez, 25, of Hamilton, N.J.; and

    Pfc. Antonio G. Stiggins, 25, of Rio Rancho, N.M.

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    Capt. Joshua M. McClimans, 30, of Akron, Ohio, died April 22 at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Khost province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with indirect fire. He was assigned to the 848th Forward Surgical Team, U.S. Army Reserve, Twinsburg, Ohio

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    Staff Sgt. James, A. Justice, 32, of Grimes, Iowa died April 23 at Kapisa province, Afghanistan of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was assigned to 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry Regiment, Le Mars, Iowa

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    Chief Warrant Officer, Terry L. Varnadore II, 29, of Hendersonville, N.C. died April 23 in Kapisa province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his helicopter went down due to an undetermined cause. This accident is under investigation. He was assigned to the 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

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    The following Marines died April 23 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan:

    Sgt. Sean T. Callahan, 23, of Warrenton, Va.

    Lance Cpl. Dominic J. Ciaramitaro, 19, of South Lyon, Mich.

    Callahan and Ciaramitaro were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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    Master Sgt. Benjamin F. Bitner, 37, of Greencastle, Pa., died April 23 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group

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    Sgt. 1st Class Bradley S. Hughes, 41, of Newark, Ohio, died April 24 of a non-combat incident, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 528th Sustainment Brigade, Fort Bragg, N.C.

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    Sgt. David P. Day, 26, of Gaylord, Mich., died April 24 while conducting combat operations in Badghis province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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    Lance Cpl. Joe M. Jackson, 22, of White Swan, Wash., died April 24 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton,

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    Cpl. Adam D. Jones, 29, of Germantown, Ohio, died April 27 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C

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    Spc. Andrew E. Lara, 25, of Albany, Ore., died April 27, of a noncombat related incident, in Babil province, Iraq. He was assigned to F Company, 145th Brigade Support Battalion, attached to the 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Regiment.

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    Pfc. Jonathan M. Villanueva, 19, of Jacksonville, Fla., died April 27, in Wardak province, Afghanistan of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, La

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    Lance Cpl. Ronald D. Freeman, 25, of Plant City, Fla., died April 28 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C

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    Sgt. Matthew D. Hermanson, 22, of Appleton, Wis., died April 28, in Wardak province, Afghanistan of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, La.

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    Spc. Preston J. Dennis, 23, of Redding, Calif., died April 28 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

     

  • Post-It!

    Won’t this look lovely stuck next to the price window on a gas pump? (Images by Doug Ross atDirector Blue)

  • Excuse Me While I Don My Tiara

    You know, this Democracy thing hasn't exactly been working out like we had hoped...let's hop onboard the Royal carriage. My best girlfriend and I will be busy for the next several hours, so don't call!

    ...Essential guide to royal Wedding

    When to see that dress and where to watch that kiss




    So that you don't miss a single thing throughout the ceremony and carriage procession the Mail has detailed below all the key places, where to go and what the weather will do.

    Full Story:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1381750/ROYAL-WEDDING-When-dress-watch-kiss-Your-essential-guide.html

  • Obama Approval Ratings at All-Time Low

    CNN, by Paul Steinhauser    Original Article
     

    Washington – Some new poll numbers out of Pennsylvania may not make President Barack Obama's re-election team jump for joy. A Quinnipiac University survey released Thursday indicates that 53 percent of Pennsylvania voters disapprove of the job the president's doing in the White House, with 42 percent saying they approve of how Obama's handling his duties. The 42 percent approval rating for the president is an all time low for Obama in Quinnipiac polling in Pennsylvania. It's also a nine point drop....

     

     

     

  • Breakfast News You Can Use

    Reveille headlines: The hope and change sticky note campaign, Petraeus shuffle why?

     

    77 dead in southern storms: [2 videos] of Tuscaloosa Tornado one mile wide

    Birther-phobia/Trump-bashing consumes the right and could endanger 2012

    Former Miss America sexually molested by TSA

    Obama seeks to steal Trump thunder with Birth certificate annct: FAILS

    The Couric CBS regime finally ends/ Sarah Palin bids Katie bye bye

    Inside Bernanke’s Brain: Did we really want to go there?

    The Barack Obama birth certificate: Trump(et) the news: Is it legit?

    The 4 horsemen behind America’s oil wars

    Wisconsin doctors who wrote fake sick notes for teachers are being investigated

    The Mexican drug cartel map

    Royal wedding not my cup of tea

    It’s time to nuke Afghanistan and Pakistan and go home

    Ron Paul NOT for president: Here’s why [again]

    I’m your flag, remember me? Video

    Half a billion in debt, but San Francisco nanny state frets about circumcisions

    German family’s heartbreak in San Francisco

    Why did the Obama’s attend church service led by a racist [again?]

    Here’s where Obama got the idea to blame oil speculators for gas prices

    State union pensions health insurance under-funded by $1.26T (actually much higher)

  • BC Questions Continue to Swirl

    So, Donald Trump is the new Ross Perot.

    What we saw this morning is The Donald being played by the White House as the spoiler — or the third candidate who will hand the election back to Obama in ’12.

    Look, first of all, it has never been about the birth certificate.  Let me repeat that for those of you who are just catching up: It’s NEVER been about the birth certificate.  Even though the media and Trump have stayed focused on that, it’s nothing more than a sideshow.  A diversion from the real issue.

    It is about the constitution, and the fact that under the Constitution, Obama is not a natural born citizen.  He cannot be, because his father was Kenyan and a British subject.

    So now that Obama has shown us “the birth certificate” we can go back to doing the work of the American people?  Where have I heard that before?

    This is a hoax, folks.  A cruel hoax, and there’s not a soul in Washington DC who will uphold their sworn duty to protect and defend the Constitution. Members of Congress were briefed about the matter in early 2009 when the Congressional Research Service issued a 14-page memo about Obama’s eligibility question.  What the memo told them was that the vetting process was the responsibility of the states and the electors. So what did Congress do?

    Congress breathed a collective sigh of relief and went back to their knitting, conveniently ignoring the oath they took to protect and defend the Constitution.

    Trump has a HUGE ego.  We can all agree on that. Obama knows it too. Just as he played to the egos of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid in pushing through his healthcare legislation, assuring them he would be there to help them shepherd it through (translation: ram it down our throats), he went into hiding, letting them do all the dirty, sweaty, heavy pushing.  And it cost them their party and their majority in the House. But Queen Nancy was strutting through the streets cloaked in ermine on the day it was signed.

    It’s Obama’s modus operandi.  Seize and capitalize on the weakness of the opposition.  Use their egos, play them by appealing to their ego.

    Well, Obama got a two-fer today. By producing a birth certificate (legitimate or otherwise), he now can say “let’s put it behind us” and move forward to “more important issues”.

    Obama has also legitimized Trump, making The Donald seem larger than life, powerful enough to force him to “show his birth certificate”.

    See, the only way Obama knows he can win reelection in ’12 is if a third candidate splits the vote.  And that’s exactly what Trump will do, to the Republicans’ detriment. Obama knows it, so he’s giving Trump the credibility he needs to propel him forward.

    (We’re going to get into this issue with Elizabeth Letchworth, our Capitol Hill Insider, on tonight’s radio program.)

    Check back here during the day as I update this post with further observations. Meanwhile, Devvy Kidd weighs in with hers of this morning’s circus act:

    If it’s real.
    Born in a hospital that won’t confirm the birth.
    How convenient it pops up now with nothing new on it about his parentage and no doctor listed. This alleged BC was signed off by some flunky on Monday in Hawaii. They must have flown it to the White House in a jet to be released this morning in Washington, DC.
    It shows his father as Obama, Sr., and provides the proof that he was born with dual citizenship since his father was a Kenyan national under British citizenship at the time of Obama/Soetoro’s birth.

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/rss_viewer/birth-certificate-long-form.pdf

    Recall back in January, former Hawaii elections clerk, Tim Adams, signed a sworn affidavit that there was no long form BC:
    http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=254401

    “Former Hawaii elections clerk Tim Adams has now signed an affidavit swearing he was told by hissupervisors in Hawaii that no long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate existed for Barack Obama Jr. in Hawaii and that neither Queens Medical Center nor Kapi’olani Medical Center in Honolulu had any record of Obama having been born in their medical facilities.”

    Here is another BC of a woman who had twins the day after Obama/Soeotro; same hospital:

    http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=105347

     

    Note the certification at the bottom of hers has the doctor’s name – missing from this newly minted one.

    Also, the “new” one just released by the White House is the same green paper as the old short form. Mrs. Nordyke’s is black background. Guess what? Mine is white with black ink which I obtained 40 years ago for travel purposes.

    Jerome Corsi’s book comes out in two weeks….we shall see. I’m betting on his impeccable research. For those who might not remember, he wrote the book that “swift boated” John Kerry and destroyed his chances for the White House.

    Next will be the forensic folks looking at this suddenly released BC that will make The Donald – what? Oh, so happy because he can move on to more important issues? What a game.

    Obama – Maybe a Citizen of the United States but Not a “natural born Citizen” of the United States

    http://puzo1.blogspot.com/2010/03/obama-maybe-citizen-of-united-states.html

    The Natural Born Citizen Clause of Our U.S. Constitution Requires that Both of the Child’s Parents Be U.S. Citizens At the Time of Birth

    http://puzo1.blogspot.com/2009/09/natural-born-citizen-clause-requires.html


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    THE ANDREA SHEA KING SHOW

  • The Donald Trumps Obama

    I am stunned, shocked and amazed!

    Donald Trump has accomplished what no one else could do...forcing President Obama to cough up his long form birth certificate!

    It was announced this morning that the long form birth certificate is now available on the Internet. I can't wait to hear what others say about it's authenticity.

    interactive

    Obama's Birth Certificate

     

    The White House has released President Obama's long-form birth certificate, saying the document is "proof positive" the president was born in Hawaii.

    So, why did Obama spend over $2 million dollars to keep this long form certificate from being made public? Hmmm?

    "...The release marked an unexpected turn in the long-simmering, though widely discredited, controversy over Obama's origin. Obama's advisers have for the better part of three years dismissed questions about the president's birth, directing skeptics to the short-term document released during the 2008 campaign. But as the issue gained more attention at the state level and particularly in the 2012 presidential race, Obama and his advisers said Wednesday that it was starting to distract attention from pressing challenges like the budget. 

    The president, who discussed the release at the White House without taking questions, acknowledged the announcement may not put the so-called birther controversy to rest. But he told the public and the media that it's time to "get serious." 

    "We do not have time for this kind of silliness," Obama said. "We've got better stuff to do. I've got better stuff to do. We've got big problems to solve." 

    White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer said the administration decided to release the full document in response to mounting questions about the president's birth. He noted that what started as Internet chatter had moved into the national political debate and ended up being discussed regularly on mainstream news outlets. 

  • News Feed From the Right

    Reveille headlines: Jerry Brown falls short on union contracts, several new videos

    Breast cancer survivor sexually molested by TSA at Richmond airport

    Those darn Joooos: New Cyber Attack Targets Iran

    We are paying “ghost police” in Afghanistan

    Syria: Assad unleashes tanks and snipers on civilians

    Haley Barbour Out of 2012 race: Paging….Mitch Daniels?

    Oh great. Ron Paul is running so Barack Obama probably wins in 2012

    Brutal McDonald’s attacker also assaulted woman last summer in same restaurant

    Video by Andrew Klavan: How to behave during an Islamic massacre

    Liberal hissy fits: When San Franciso “green” policies collide

    Viral video:Russian president Dmitry Medvedev busts a move (and we wonder why?)

    Selling global warming as “sexy”

  • Gas Prices=Obama's Waterloo

    The blogosphere is roiling at any given moment these days over the Birther controversy, Obama's Commie Mommy, trillions of dollars of debt incurred by this administration and the horrifying consequences of his cluelessness on National Security. But yet - deep worries persist over whether he will be elected to another term.

    If gasoline prices are an indicator of Mr. Obama's chances for another term, he is in deep deep kimchee.

    My prediction: if gas prices are over hovering around $5.00 a gallon three months out from election day - Obama can kiss Air Force One good-bye.

    NewsBusters, by Tom Blumer    Original Article
    "...The establishment press's lack of interest in associating President Obama with the sharp run-up in energy costs has been thoroughly documented by several folks at the Media Research Center, including but not limited to Julia Seymour when gasoline hit the $3 mark, and more recently Brent Bozell. Saturday, the Associated Press's Mark S. Smith took the gas-price propaganda to the next level. As anyone would predict, he failed to assign any blame for the energy cost run-up to specific Obama administration policies such as the Gulf drilling moratorium and other barriers to production..."
  • Easter Prayer

    Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;
    as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen

    The Lord is risen, alleluia.

    
  • Breitbart's Throwdown

    American Thinker, by Jack Cashill    Original Article
     
    "After enduring Martin Bashir's thirteen minutes of shameless race-baiting on MSNBC Wednesday, Andrew Breitbart challenged Bashir to a lie-detector showdown with a $10,000 payoff. Breitbart would be tested on whether he told the truth about Shirley Sherrod, and Bashir would be tested as to whether he actually read Breitbart's book, Righteous Indignation, prior to their interview as Bashir claimed he did. I suspect Bashir will pass on the bet, and his presumed failure to have read Breitbart's book is not the half of it. The deeper problem is that the media have long since ceased inquiring into anything that might...."

     

  • America Shrugged

    Ayn Rand had it right....

    Original Article

    U.S. households are now getting more in cash handouts from the government than they are paying in taxes for the first time since the Great Depression. Households received $2.3 trillion in some kind of government support in 2010. That includes expanded unemployment benefits, as well as payments for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and stimulus spending, among other things. But that’s more than the $2.2 trillion households paid in taxes, an amount that has slumped largely due to the recession, according to an...
  • Racist Accusations Hurled Against Conservative Publisher

    MSNBC is truly a despicable TV cable outlet, which admittedly has about 12 viewers. But yesterday new lows were established when alleged TV journalist Martin Bashir tried to paint Andrew Breitbart, publisher of the Big websites (Big Hollywood, Big Journalism, Big Peace) as a racist.

    That kind of stuff really pisses me off. After you read this Newsbusters.org, please go out and buy Andrew Breitbart's book "Righteous Indignation: Please Excuse Me While I Save the World".

    "..MSNBC's Martin Bashir did an extremely contentious interview with Andrew Breitbart Wednesday wherein it was clear from the get-go the goal was to paint the conservative publisher and the Tea Party he's affiliated with as racist.

    This became obvious to Breitbart after Bashir asked his opinion of a truly offensive picture of Barack Obama leading Breitbart to fire back, "You're trying to insinuate that I'm a racist here, which is what MSNBC does to conservatives every single day.

     

    Andrew Breitbart. Click image to expand.

    Before we begin the analysis of this lengthy segment, readers are reminded that Breitbart told NewsBusters his termination as front page contributor to the Huffington Post last month was part of a larger liberal media scheme to depict the Tea Party as racist.

    Less than a month later, MSNBC's Bashir was clearly doing the same thing.

    Wednesday's interview began:

    MARTIN BASHIR, HOST: He calls himself a reluctant cultural warrior, but Andrew Breitbart has always seemed ready to rush to the front lines. And depending on your view, he's also been described as a conservative propagandist and a Tea Party loyalist. His new book is called "Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World." Not a very modest title.

    In the book, you will find scarcely a word about one of his most infamous episodes involving Shirley Sherrod, the former USDA official fired after a video of her was posted on a Breitbart Web site. Sherrod is now suing Breitbart for accusing her of racism after showing, quote, "a deceptively edited clip."

    That's some bedside manner, wouldn't you agree? In his introduction of his guest, Bashir called him "a conservative propagandist," deceitful, and conceited while in an interview supposedly about Breitbart's book began by talking about something that's not in it.



    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2011/04/20/breitbart-bashir-youre-insinuating-im-racist-which-what-msnbc-does-co#ixzz1KAUsgNOL
  • Answer the Question, Please

    "It's utterly devastating," reveals a source close to the publisher. "Obama may learn things he didn't even know about himself!"

    I hope Dr. Corsi's book is all that and then some. Without argument, the timing of this book's release will add fuel to the growing examination of Obama's eligibility as POTUS.

    Donald Trump, one of the few who are willing to bring this issue to the forefront, will be able to ride the added momentum Corsi's book will create.

    Looking back, one will recall this isn't Corsi's first rodeo, either. Two words come to mind: John Kerry.

    Corsi's book release causes all sorts of problems for progressives, the political establishment, as well as the MSM and certain high-profile bloggers. It fills the tanks with valuable fuel for Trump to take this issue to heights unknown, and while Trump has the mic and TV cams directed at him, he'll have the opportunity to discuss what he's really expert at: economic policies, lack of jobs and how to create them, across-the-board taxation, and how the USA is being treated and disrespected around the globe under Obama's destructive leadership.

    Trump is many things in the minds of the American public. But like Corsi, Trump is not a one-trick pony by any stretch of the imagination. Whether Trump is serious about running for POTUS is irrelevant. For now, he's putting on the table an issue the MSM, major political leaders, and bloggers, either refuse to discuss or to discuss honestly: Obama's eligibility to be POTUS. Come hell or high water, this question will be answered.

    I hope Corsi sells millions of books and makes as much money. I hope Trump makes billions more too. These are patriots. Are you? In time, all of us will have to answer that question.

    For some, talking takes the place of doing--Corsi and Trump are "doers." Another great American patriot did a lot of talking too, but backed his talk with "doing." 


    General George Smith Patton, Jr. knew that one day his men would have to answer to others as well as their offspring, for their actions. He mentioned as much in his closing statement to them on June 5, 1944. Said Patton:

    "The General paused. His eagle like eyes swept over the hillside. He said with pride, 'There is one great thing that you men will all be able to say after this war is over and you are home once again. You may be thankful that twenty years from now when you are sitting by the fireplace with your grandson on your knee and he asks you what you did in the great World War II, you WON'T have to cough, shift him to the other knee and say, "Well, your Granddaddy shoveled shit in Louisiana." No, Sir, you can look him straight in the eye and say, "Son, your Granddaddy rode with the Great Third Army and a Son-of-a-Goddamned-Bitch named Georgie Patton!'" 

    Today we are in a Great War--will you be able to answer with pride?


  • Sex, Sex, More Sex

    No particular reason for these two posts, except that I found them interesting...from Instapundit.com - it's sex talk, line one, you are on-the-air:

    DOES ORAL SEX confer an evolutionary advantage? I think there was something about this in Quest For Fire.

    ATTRACTIVE WOMEN’S JOB PROSPECTS hurt by jealous females in HR departments. “Staff in personnel departments are overwhelmingly female, typically single and aged 29 on average, the researchers found. Their report concludes: ‘The evidence points to female jealousy of attractive women in the workplace as a primary reason for their penalisation in recruitment.’”

  • Papa John's, Huggies Pull Ad's After Slurs on Palin Baby Trig

    As a result of this morning’s post condemning an outrageous post from Wonkette in which blogger Jack Stueff mocks Trig Palin over his Down Syndrome and suggests that Todd Palin slept with his daughter, outrage spread across Twitter and now Wonkette advertisers are pulling ads.

    Papa John’s was the first:

    Then came Huggies:

    Now the Vanguard Group:

    The outrage continues to spread across Twitter. We will update with further reactions here.

  • Hawaii Governor Attacks Trump Over Birther Questions

    The fired up controversy over Obama's birth certificate has certainly become much more entertaining than in years past, now that La Donald is involved. Trump, the billionaire mogul with Presidential aspirations, is kicking sand in the face of Hawaii's Governor Neil Ambercrombie.

    Pick up the popcorn, and pull up your beach chair. Folks, this is fun!

    "...There is evidence to refute the claim that President Barack Obama was not born in Hawaii, and therefore is not eligible to be president of the United States, but "birthers" persist with their claims that Obama is in office illegally. Donald Trump is the latest to question the president's birthplace. Abercrombie said Trump is questioning Mr. Obama's birth place because Trump has a political agenda. Abercrombie questioned Trump's credibility and said Trump has ruined lives by spending investors' money on failed real estate ventures. "It is really difficult to accept inquiries from a serial bankrupt like Donald Trump," Abercrombie said."

    http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/14479029/trump-abercrombie-spar-over-birther-issue

  • Obama Bucks Not Kosher

    Ka-ching, ka-ching, ka-ching. President Obama’s perpetual campaign cash-o-matic machine kicks into high gear again this week as the celebrity-in-chief heads to Hollywood for several high-priced fundraisers. But while the Democrats’ 2012 re-election team stuffs its hands into every liberal deep pocket in sight, questions about the Obama 2008 campaign finance operation still fester.

    Last week, the laggard watchdogs at the Federal Election Commission announced an audit of the Obama 2008 campaign committee — which raised a record-setting $750 million. White House flacks are downplaying the probe as a “routine review.”

    But there’s nothing routine about the nearly $3 million Obama has spent on legal expenses to address federal campaign finance irregularities and inquiries. Roll Call reports that Obama’s campaign legal fees have exceeded all other House and presidential campaign committees, including members of Congress under ethics investigations.

    There’s nothing routine about the whopping $6 million that Team Obama has refunded to individual donors since Obama took office.

    And there’s nothing routine about the 26 warning letters to Obama for America totaling “more than 1,500 pages of questions and data that outlined compliance concerns — including the longest one ever sent to a presidential candidate,” according to Roll Call.

    More at Michelle Malkin.com

     

  • First Ever Testy Exchange Between Obama and Media

    President Obama's halo is looking a bit tarnished this morning after biting questions by a Texas newsman seemed to peeve the Prez. It never fails to amaze me how thin-skinned Obama really is.

    President Obama has troubles with voters in Texas, and, apparently, with interviewers from the Lone Star State as well.

    "Let me finish my answers the next time we do an interview, all right?" Obama told reporter Brad Watson after an interview with WFAA-TV of Dallas, one of four interviews with local television stations at the White House on Monday.

    The exchange is toward the end of the video.

    At one point, Watson asked the president: "Why do you think you're so unpopular in Texas?"

    After some jousting about the size of his loss in Texas in 2008 -- the president said it was "a few percentage points," but it was more like 11 -- Obama told his interviewer: "If what you're telling me is that Texas is a conservative state, you're absolutely right."

    Read more here.
  • William A. Rusher, R.I.P.

    The golden voice of William A. Rusher has been silenced by the natural rythm of death.

    Bill Rusher, who was the publisher of the National Review from 1957 to 1988, was a local force in San Francisco politics as well, and a fierce advocate for conservatism, doing battle side-by-side with the late William F. Buckley.

    Bill, a Harvard man, used to attend lovely lunches where heady ideas were always bandied about. I happened to be lucky enough to attend one, and KSFO radio was blessed to have him as a regular contributor for almost 15 years. I shall miss Bill very much.

    From NRO this morning:

    "...His colleagues are more likely to remember him as a personality, bringing a touch of theatricality to the nuts and bolts of an editorial conference. In his trademark clenched-jaw drawl, he would announce, “If Red China is admitted to the United Nations, I’ll commit ceremonial hara-kiri on the U.N. steps.” Or, in explaining why he wouldn’t accompany the rest of the staff on a week’s trip to Russia at the height of the Brezhnev period: “I will not visit the Soviet Union until I can ride over the radioactive ruins in a Sherman tank.” A young friend once said to him, after he had recited (this off duty, not at an editorial conference) a Shakespeare soliloquy, “You missed your calling. You should have been an actor.” Bill’s reply: “I’m a lawyer, and I didn’t miss my calling.”

  • Soaring Debt Devalues USA

    Scary news this morning - the sins of the past are knocking at the door as the credit ratings agency downgrades our economic viability.

    Fox Business, by Matt Egan    Original Article
    Posted By: ucffan- 4/18/2011 9:55:03 AM     Post Reply
    Sounding the alarm about the country’s deep fiscal problems, Standard & Poor’s on Monday became the first major credit ratings agency to downgrade its outlook on the U.S. to “negative.” The move signals the seriousness of the debt crisis in the U.S., which at most times is considered the safest investment in the world. It is likely to increase pressure on Washington to fix the country's beleaguered balance sheet and could mark the first step to the U.S. losing its coveted 'AAA' credit rating that allows it to tap the capital markets at low rates.
  • Smooth Move

    Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Presidential aspirant, just offered up a deft gambit in the 2012 sweepstakes: in her first debate, she will brandish her birth certificate!

    "...U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., says President Obama has neglected to clearly demonstrate he's eligible to hold his office, and says it would be simple for him to do so.

    "It's an interesting issue that has gone on for so long and it's one that the president could have solved very early on," Bachmann told Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro last night.

    Be the first to get the new eligibility book signed by Jerome Corsi and help get TV commercials on the air to bust this issue wide open!

    "All he had to do is just answer some questions and show his [long-form birth] document and then have people do an attestation that this in fact is a legal document and it's over, it's done. And I think the president has neglected to focus on answering that question for people, and that's why a lot of people still have it lingering in their minds. None of us can prove, none of us can do attestation. Only the president and someone who is legally tasked with attesting to the validity of that document can do that, and I think that's what the president should do."



    Read more: Bachmann: Obama has neglected to prove eligibility http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=288445#ixzz1JsqtT4Cd

  • Jane's Take Today

    Reveille Headlines: More videos of leftist goons at a Tea Party rally in Portland, John Hawkins says TSA agent who groped a six year old should go to jail

     

    Wisconsin! Sarah Palin badgers Big Labor and Wimpy GOP/ Breitbart tells union goons to “ TO HELL” 

    (videos of their speeches, plus videos from San Francisco and Raleigh, NC Tea Party rallies

     

    Personal note to Donald Trump and Mark Levin


     

    E-Trade Baby Loses it all


     

    Obama was against raising the debt ceiling before he was for it, against it and for it


     

    Government Motors: New Cars “Volt” and “Cruze” burning, falling apart, recall


     

    “Snowe Removal” in Maine: GOP/Tea Party candidates challenge RINO in primary


     

    What Does the Muslim Brotherhood Want?


     

    Democratic Tax Cheats Outnumber Republicans 72 to 28%


     

    Trump on CBN: Koran, Marriage, Drinking, Christians, abortion


     

    Fact-checking President Obama’s Tax claim


     

    UNCOVERAGE.net Royal Wedding Unplugged


     

    Al Qaeda kills Italian “friend” of Palestine but tries to blame Israel


     

    De-Islamicizing France: Burqas are banned, now public prayers which block streets and sidewalks may be banned


     

    Wal-Mart PR Exec Drives Company Sales down with “green” elitist products

     

     

    Jane Jamison

    UNCOVERAGE.net--The Right Idea

     Contributing writers: Dell Hilland Abraxas  

  • How Low Will It Go?

    President Obama is blustering away today that Americans believe he deserves a second term.

    Yeah, those of us who are writing checks to the IRS for money we don't have, for taxes we shouldn't have to pay, and for a government that has failed us aren't quite so convinced of that seriously stupid statement.

    Obama Job Approval at 41%, Tying His Low

    Independents' approval rating down to 35%

    by Jeffrey M. Jones

    PRINCETON, NJ - The latest Gallup Daily tracking three-day average shows 41% of Americans approving of the job Barack Obama is doing as president. That ties his low as president, which he registered three times previously -- twice in August 2010 and once in October 2010.

    July 2009-April 2011 Trend: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president? % Approve

  • Barack Obama's Missing Year

    Excellent read about the most unknown famous man in history.

    Barack Obama’s Missing Year

    April 13th, 2011 (27) Posted By Pat Dollard.

    Gulag Bound:

    In late October 2007, the New York Times ran a telling article on Barack Obama headlined, “Obama’s Account of New York Years Often Differs From What Others Say.”

    Given that he was an announced candidate for president, and an underdog at that, the Times expected Obama to welcome the chance to reconcile his account in his memoir, “Dreams from My Father,” with the accounts of those who knew him.

    “Yet,” lamented the newly neutered Times, “he declined repeated requests to talk about his New York years, release his Columbia transcript or identify even a single fellow student, co-worker, roommate or friend from those years.”

    A campaign spokesman, Ben LaBolt, offered a painfully lame explanation for Obama’s reticence, “He doesn’t remember the names of a lot of people in his life.”

    Lame or not, it worked, and it continues to work on a media that have spent more time in the dumpsters of Wasilla than they have investigating the preposterously unknown history of the world’s best-known man.

    When the media leave holes in a given narrative – in this case, the biography of a presidential candidate – bloggers individually, incrementally and indefatigably strive to fill them in, usually with mixed results.

    One hole that remains strangely unfilled in that narrative is the academic year 1981-1982, a year Obama was reportedly a student at Columbia University.

    The irrepressible researcher Orly Taitz secured a document through the National Student Clearinghouse on Obama’s Columbia attendance.

    The document confirms Obama’s graduation from Columbia with a political science degree in 1983, but it places him there only in the 1982-1983 academic year.

    “As there is no record of Obama residing anywhere else in the United States from September 1981-September 1982, or attending any other university,” Taitz infers, “by way of simple deduction it becomes clear that his visit to Pakistan lasted not a month or two, as he claims, but over a year.”

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  • Dem's in Disarray

    Original Article

      

    The budget deal, angrily rejected by Nancy Pelosi as it passed Thursday, was the last straw. Patricia Murphy on why some liberals are now pushing for a primary challenge to the president.As President Obama headed to Chicago Thursday afternoon to kick off the first official fundraiser of his re-election campaign, he left behind a sizable collection of dispirited Democrats.

    Wake Up America has more on the utter chaos reigning in the Democrat party here.

  • Boehner Blows It

    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) keeps running smack into an uncomfortable truth: his large Republican majority hardly gives him a mandate to govern in divided Washington.

    A sizable bloc of 59 Republicans ditched his landmark budget deal Thursday, leaving Boehner in need of Democratic votes to drag the bill over the finish line – most of them rounded up by Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland.

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    And if he thought the budget deal was tough, he faces a potentially bigger challenge within months — rounding up votes from both parties to increase the U.S. debt limit.

    Both sides are declaring a “bipartisan” victory in keeping the government funded for the rest of the year, but for Boehner there’s a less desirable reality: If he’s going to get big things done, it may have to be at the expense of the most aggressive voices on the right who helped make him speaker.

    Going forward, Boehner will have to choose whether he wants more Tip O’Neill moments – cutting bipartisan deals with an opposition president in a divided government – or whether he wants to shut down the deal making machine and cater to an unforgiving tea-party wing that will complain about any major deal that involves winning Democratic votes.

    “He’s not ruling the conference with an iron fist, he’s letting people do what they need to do based on what their constituents want. That’s refreshing—it hasn’t happened up here in a while,” said Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-Ohio), a Boehner ally. “But the bad part is that every time we have mass defections on the budget or the [continuing resolution] when they’re in negotiations, I think it weakens him as a negotiator, because the other side knows he might not have everyone in his pocket.”



    Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0411/53237.html#ixzz1JbLR7Jol
  • Why is Donald "Trumping" the GOP?

    It’s not just that weird birther thing. Matt Latimer examines why The Donald, in his unlikely bid for the GOP presidential nomination, touches a chord with the electorate.

    My first clue that Donald Trump was serious about this president business was when he fired Dionne Warwick. No one escapes accountability in Trump’s America, not even a 70-year-old music icon who casually informed actress Marlee Matlin that deaf people are “sad.” As one reviewer of this season’s Celebrity Apprentice put it, “Who would have thought Dionne Warwick would be the ignorant bigot on this show?” But I digress.

    Donald Trump, the reality-TV star, wants the country to know he is a serious candidate for the GOP nomination. And his dramatic rise in the polls over well-known establishment retreads like Mitt Romney (who ranked fourth!) has given him a credibility that no one, except Trump, probably expected. In Washington there is no funnier sight than bewildered political consultants trying to make sense of something they didn’t foresee. And of course not one of them, even for a moment, is considering the possibility that Trump’s rise (like Sarah Palin’s and Ron Paul’s) is really a reaction against them.

    Read more here.

    "..Americans long for a straight-talking businessman who can save the country from the political class that fouled everything up."

    Article - Latimer Trump

  • The Pity Party for Nancy Pelosi begins - NOW!

    Politico.com is writing about Nancy Pelosi's diminishing stature post mid-terms. I'm feeling a tear gather now. Maybe two.

    Politico, by Jonathan Allen    Original Article
     
    During the past election season, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) could have starred in a remake of the Hollywood cult classic “Attack of the 50-Foot Woman.” In an endless string of campaign ads, Republicans caricatured her — even put her image on billboards — as a political monster. But now, the former House speaker more closely resembles “The Incredible Shrinking Woman.” Her diminished stature has affected the way she is perceived in Washington’s power game and the way she handles her duties as head of the House Democratic minority.

     

    Meanwhile, the final totals are finally in, for the two worst Congresses in American history. The 110th and 111th Congress turned out to be the absolute worst congress sessions in American history, and the most costly. During both those Congress session, in which Nancy Pelosi was speaker, America racked up a total of $5.34 TRILLION in new debt. According to CNSNEWS, that works out to a staggering $3.66 Billion per day! Pelosi’s spending spree amassed more debt than the first 49 speakers combined!

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  • Katie's Ratings Sucked

    Katie Couric, MSM liberal go-to gal...is gone. And she can't seem to accept any responsibility for the ratings bomb during her tenure. Andrea Peyser at the NY Post sums things up nicely.

    Clue Phone for Katie Couric! 

    "...Losing. Listen closely to a familiar alibi emanating from the $15-million-a-year lips of Katie Couric, the celebrated news anchor, unapologetic liberal, and epic failure whose five-year tenure helming "CBS Evening News" resulted in the broadcast being mired in the basement -- competing for eyeballs with "Extreme Couponing." "It's not my fault!" With her perky "Today" show cred and unfortunate wardrobe, Katie was brought in with great fanfare to shake up the evening news. Instead, viewers bailed from her side like rats from the Titanic. Now, as Katie waltzes toward a fat, syndicated TV talk-show deal, possibly opposite former "Today" show colleague Matt Lauer.."

    Read more here.

  • Biggest Lie in Decades

    The Wall Street Journal is usually more tempered, but the deficit reduction speech presented by Mr. Obama yesterday caused a serious melt-down in the editorial department yesterday.

    "..Did someone move the 2012 election to June 1? We ask because President Obama's extraordinary response to Paul Ryan's budget yesterday—with its blistering partisanship and multiple distortions—was the kind Presidents usually outsource to some junior lieutenant. Mr. Obama's fundamentally political document would have been unusual even for a Vice President in the fervor of a campaign.

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    The immediate political goal was to inoculate the White House from criticism that it is not serious about the fiscal crisis, after ignoring its own deficit commission last year and tossing off a $3.73 trillion budget in February that increased spending amid a record deficit of $1.65 trillion. Mr. Obama was chased to George Washington University yesterday because Mr. Ryan and the Republicans outflanked him on fiscal discipline and are now setting the national political agenda.

    Mr. Obama did not deign to propose an alternative to rival Mr. Ryan's plan, even as he categorically rejected all its reform ideas, repeatedly vilifying them as essentially un-American. "Their vision is less about reducing the deficit than it is about changing the basic social compact in America," he said, supposedly pitting "children with autism or Down's syndrome" against "every millionaire and billionaire in our society." The President was not attempting to join the debate Mr. Ryan has started, but to close it off just as it begins and banish House GOP ideas to political Siberia.

    Mr. Obama then packaged his poison in the rhetoric of bipartisanship—which "starts," he said, "by being honest about what's causing our deficit." The speech he chose to deliver was dishonest even by modern political standards.

  • Greg Gutfeld Rocks!

    While we always worry when we find ourselves in agreement with Mediaite, we are happy to see the idea we promoted last week picking up some steam. And nothing doubles our resolve in seeing “Red Eye” moved to a more prominent Fox News Channel time slot than what we’re witnessing this week at the hands of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. With 2012 looming, the Right desperately needs a dog in this satirical fight, preferrably one that’s allowed to howl before 3 a.m.

    The only thing more maddening than not having a weapon, is having a weapon that’s not being used properly. In the form of the “Red Eye” crew, Fox News has a proven talent at their disposal and there’s obviously a market for a primetime, satirical look at the day’s events. Does anyone doubt that Colbert and Stewart’s relentless leftism drives people away? And anyone who’s seen an episode of “Red Eye” knows there’s no one better suited to pick that audience up than Greg Gutfeld.  

    Mediaite’s Matt Schneider makes the same case:

    First, why does Red Eye deserve the larger audience that would no doubt be waiting for it at an earlier time slot? Besides regularly featuring intelligent debates, provocative guests and hilarious comedy bits, Red Eye is unique in that it is basically the only conservative answer to many left-leaning successful comedy shows like Real Time with Bill Maher, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report. Today’s generation of young information seekers often prefer to be entertained while getting the news and Maher, Stewart and Colbert can often be the only means by which some young people stay informed. Red Eye can serve a similar purpose and fill the comedic void that young conservative-leaning Americans no doubt desire.

    That’s true to a point but there’s something bigger and more important to consider here. The mainstream media  — and that includes Mediaite — uses the likes of Colbert, Stewart, and SNL as weapons to bludgeon conservatives with. Call it the Tina Fey Factor. These entertainers know and count on the news media viralizing their most potent attacks against the right — and the news media never fails to comply. With a potent talent like Gutfeld in a slot that doesn’t require DVR viewing the next day after the news cycle has already moved on, right-of-center ideas have a real chance at earning a seat at this table.

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  • AZ. Gets it Just Right

    Arizona to Obama: No more B.S. on Birth Certificate....

    PHOENIX - The Arizona Senate has approved a revised bill requiring presidential candidates to prove they are U.S. citizens eligible to run for the office.

    The bill approved Wednesday gives candidates additional ways to prove they meet the constitutional requirements to be president.

    It was prompted by the ongoing claim by some that there is no proof President Barack Obama was born in the United States and is therefore ineligible to be president.

    Democrats argued the bill exceeds the state's authority and say state officials are not fully qualified to determine the validity of a candidate's documents.

    Republicans argue the U.S. Constitution gives state legislatures the right to determine how federal elections are conducted.

    The bill now goes to the House for a final vote.

    Earlier this year, ABC15.com asked two state senators to share their opinions on a now defeated "birthright" bill that would have stopped babies born to non-citizen parents from becoming U.S. citizens.

    State Senator Ron Gould (R) of District 3 said hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants are crossing U.S. border to give birth, using their children as “anchors” to help pull themselves into permanent residency. Gould said we needed to remove the incentive for illegal aliens to cross our borders to have children, simply so they could receive financial benefits in the form of Americans’ hard-earned tax dollars.

    State Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D) of District 15 said our government codified its long-standing practice of granting citizenship to all born on our soil when the Fourteenth Amendment passed. Sinema said this bill violates the Fourteenth Amendment, and it violates the spirit of our founding fathers’ vision of what makes America the great nation that it is.

    So, is the birthright citizenship bill good or bad for Arizona? Read the full Hear Me Out article.

  • White House Logs Lie

    "If this is transparency, then who needs it?"

    The White House as seen at night in Washington. | AP Photo

    A foot of snow couldn’t keep Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Jennifer Hudson and other celebrities away from a star-studded celebration of civil-rights-era music, hosted by President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at the White House in February 2010.

    Dylan’s haunting rendition of “The Times They Are a-Changin’” was a highlight of the dazzling evening. The digitally friendly White House even posted the video of his performance on its website.

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    But you won’t find Dylan (or Robert Zimmerman, his birth name) listed in the White House visitor logs — the official record of who comes to call at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., which is maintained by the Secret Service.

    Ditto Joan Baez.

    Similarly, the logs are missing the names of thousands of other visitors to the White House, including lobbyists, government employees, campaign donors, policy experts and friends of the first family, according to an investigation by the Center for Public Integrity.

    The White House website proudly boasts of making available “over 1,000,000 records of everyone who’s come through the doors of the White House” via a searchable database.

    Yet the Center’s analysis shows that the logs routinely omit or cloud key details about the identity of visitors, whom they met with and the nature of their visits. The logs even include the names of people who never showed up. These are critical gaps that raise doubts about the records’ historical accuracy and utility in helping the public understand White House operations, from social events to meetings on key policy debates.

    Among the many weaknesses found by the Center’s review of the database:

    • The “event” description in the logs is blank for more than 205,000 visits, including many that involved small meetings with the president and his key aides.

    • Five junior staff aides together received more than 4,440 visits. By contrast, then-chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, famed for his workaholic schedule, is listed as having fewer than 500 visits.

    • Less than 1 percent of the estimated 500,000 visits to the White House in Obama’s first eight months — a time when the new administration was bustling with activity — have been disclosed, according to the Center’s analysis.

    • The logs include names of people cleared by the Secret Service for White House entry who apparently never showed up. The Center analysis found more than 200,000 visits with no time of arrival, an indication that the person didn’t enter the White House, though there is no way to be certain. For instance, actor Ryan Gosling is listed at a West Wing event with members of his band, Dead Man’s Bones, in October 2009. But Gosling’s representative, Carolyn Govers, said the actor did not go.

    • Two-thirds of the more than 1 million names listed are people who passed through parts of the White House on guided group tours.

    The Center’s analysis is based on visitor logs through February; additional names released in late March are not included in this analysis. “If this is transparency, who needs it?” said Steven Aftergood, director of the project on government secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists. He called the White House visitor logs “very thin gruel.”



    Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0411/53072.html#ixzz1JPoj3Wt8
  • IBD: America Favors Limits on Collective Bargaining

    Investor's Business Daily, by Sean Higgins    Original Article
    Posted By: slyscribe- 4/13/2011 9:55:21 AM     Post Reply
    By 45%-42%, voters back Republican efforts to balance state budgets by limiting collective bargaining rights for government unions, according to the latest IBD/TIPP poll. That stance is backed by Republicans, 80%-8%, and by independents, 46%-36%. Even 14% of Democrats say limit collective bargaining. That’s a switch from last month when an IBD/TIPP poll asked whether voters favored Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker or the state public employee unions in that state’s showdown over bargaining rights. That poll found the public supported the unions, 49%-43%.
  • Coffee, Tea or the Black American Experience?

    Home - by IronyCurtain - April 12, 2011 - 20:11 America/New_York - 29 Comments

    I don’t know when American Airlines started dabbling in Black Separatism, and I have to admit when we first looked at this ad here at iOTW we thought it might be a parody. A little bit of research reveals what appears to be an officially sanctioned American Airlines site called BlackAtlas.com that caters to those who…um…want to travel without the boot of “the man” on their neck…or something, I’m not really sure.

    I watched a little video with the sites host, Nelson George, which consisted of him going to Alaska to basically look for black people and point them out in cars or on the streets of Fairbanks. Sort of a Travelogue With Beautiful Scenery For The Racially Obsessed. But I kept thinking about the American Airlines headline, “Are there black folks there?” It’s stated very casually, assuming all the readers are nodding in agreement. What happened to the left’s prime directive of diversity? Let me get this straight, you want to travel to different places, but you don’t want to see different people when you get there.

    Look, I’ve got a wide Libertarian streak so if the woman in the ad wants to know that there aren’t too many crackers at her destination, I’m not gonna tell her what to think. And even though I don’t think her airline ought to help assure her that there aren’t too many crackers there, I’m not advocating for heavy handed legislation to stop it.

    I’m just observing that if I called American Airlines and said, “I’m thinking of flying in to Detroit, but before I pay for a ticket I want to make damn sure there are some “white folks there”, I’m guessing that would be the end of the conversation.


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  • History Rewritten Over OC. Bombing

    Do you remember Jayna Davis? She was a local Television reporter from Oklahoma City who spent more than a decade asserting that the evidence showed a John Doe #2 was involved in bombing the Murragh federal building...in other words, McVeigh and Nichols weren't alone in releasing their hellish horrors on Oklahoma City.

    Jayna was ridiculed, harassed, and threatened for her work.

    It looks like Mrs. Davis is going to be vindicated.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/04/confession_of_the_oklahoma_cit.html

  • Trump Fires Back at Obama

    "...The White House stopped just short of dismissing Donald Trump as a clown Sunday - calling him a "sideshow" act with "zero chance" of becoming president. Trump countered that he represents Obama's biggest nightmare in the 2012 race and that the White house is running scared. "I know for a fact that I am the only candidate they are concerned with," Trump told The Daily News. "They are very concerned because I am challenging him as to whether or not he was born in this country where there is a real doubt."

    The NY Daily News has details here.

  • Headlines From the Right

    Reveille headlines <http://hfe8m.th8.us/> : Kirstie Alley’s Dancing Whale Fail, Megyn Kelly’s Five things to NEVER say to a pregnant woman, Cal Watch Dog headlines

     

     

     

     

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    Conservative Supreme Court Justice in Wisconsin has his “Dewey Wins!” moment <http://www.uncoverage.net/2011/04/justice/> (2 videos)

     

     

     

     

    California’s Citizens’ Redistricting commission is hijacked by leftists <http://www.uncoverage.net/2011/04/california-citizens-redistricting-commission-is-hijacked-by-leftists/>

     

     

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    Trump: I have investigators in Hawaii Looking for Obama’s birth certificate <http://www.uncoverage.net/2011/04/trump-on-today-i-have-investigators-in-hawaii-looking-for-obamas-birth-certificate/> (video)

     

     

     

     

    Muammar Gaddafi’s Love Letter to his “son” Barack Obama <http://www.uncoverage.net/2011/04/to-baraka-abubu%e2%80%a6abu-oumama-yomamma%e2%80%a6whatever-love-muammar/> (2 videos)

     

     

     

     

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    Rev. Manning: Glenn Beck is leaving Fox over the Obama birth certificate issue <http://www.uncoverage.net/2011/04/rev-manning-glenn-beck-is-leaving-fox-over-the-obama-birth-certificate-issue/>

     

     

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    Jerry Brown budget diplomacy: Group hugs with thugs and drinking games <http://www.uncoverage.net/2011/04/jerry-brown-budget-diplomacy-group-hugs-with-thugs-and-drinking-games/>

     

     

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  • Beck Exits Fox!

    1:00 p.m. | Updated |Glenn Beck will end his daily Fox News Channel program later this year.

    His departure was jointly announced in a statement on Wednesday by Fox and Mr. Beck’s company, Mercury Radio Arts. The statement did not specify an end date for the show, called “Glenn Beck,” which has been telecast at 5 p.m. on Fox News since early 2009. Mr. Beck’s contract with Fox ends in December.

    Fox News and Mercury Radio Arts, which have sometimes clashed over the making of “Glenn Beck,” will “work together to develop and produce a variety of television projects for air on the Fox News Channel as well as content for other platforms including Fox News’ digital properties,” the companies said in the statement.

    As expected, a senior Fox News executive, Joel Cheatwood, will join Mr. Beck at Mercury Radio Arts starting later this month.

    The statement was briefly posted on The Blaze, a Web site owned by Mr. Beck, but it was then taken down. Representatives for Fox and Mr. Beck did not immediately explain why.

    Mr. Beck is a hugely popular figure on Fox News, averaging 2.2 million viewers each weekday, though his ratings have fallen somewhat in the last year. He is beloved by his fans for speaking out against what he sees as threats from progressives. His opponents — and there are many — condemn him for his conspiratorial views and apocalyptic predictions.

    Mr. Beck has been contemplating an exit from Fox for some time. Two of the post-Fox options he has considered, according to people who have spoken about it with him, are a partial or wholesale takeover of a cable channel, or an expansion of his subscription video service on the Web. His company has been staffing up — making Web shows, some of which have little or nothing to do with Mr. Beck, and charging a monthly subscription for access to the shows.

    Mr. Beck also hosts a syndicated radio show in the morning. He was estimated to earn about $32 million in total revenues in 2009, the first year that he worked at Fox.

    In the statement on Wednesday, Mr. Beck said he would be starting a “new phase” of a partnership with Roger Ailes, the chairman of Fox News. “I truly believe that America owes a lot to Roger Ailes and Fox News,” he said.

    Mr. Ailes said in the statement, “Glenn Beck is a powerful communicator, a creative entrepreneur and a true success by anybody’s standards. I look forward to continuing to work with him.”

  • There Will Be Hell To Pay If ....

    The Democrats even thinkof politicizing paychecks for our troops!

    POLITICO Breaking News
    -------------------------------------------------

    Around 800,000 federal employees would be affected by a government shutdown, which also would stall tax refunds and close national parks, the Obama administration warned Wednesday. An administration official also told reporters on a conference call that military personal “will continue to earn money during this period of time, but given that we don’t have any money to pay out, they will not be paid, they will not receive their paychecks, until we have money again and Congress appropriates.”

    For more information... http://www.politico.com

  • Israel Vindicated

    In February 2010, President Obama’s genocide muse, National Security Council senior director of multilateral affairs Samantha Power, harshly criticized Israel’s reaction to the controversial Goldstone report on the 2008-2009 Gaza War. “Is the correct strategy fighting Goldstone on all fronts?” she asked. Turns out it was; good thing the Israeli government ignored Mrs. Power.http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/apr/4/israel-vindicated/

     

  • News You Can Use

    Reveille headlines: Blockbuster new evidence in Barry Bonds trial, new Allen West video.

     

    GOP Path to Prosperity: 6 Trillion in Budget cuts proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan!


     

    Where is Ai Wei Wei? Where is Nobel peace prize Obama’s demand for an answer?


     

    $50,000 Reward for Gangbanger LA Dodge fan-punks who beat up San Francisco Giants fan last Thursday. 

    The victim, Brian Stow, is a paramedic, who is in critical condition. Part of his brain has been removed to reduce swelling.

     

    U.S. Supreme Court Upholds School Vouchers


     

    “I was just a zit-faced punk in 2008 but now I want to re-elect Obama” 2012 campaign [???]


     

    Libya Rebels have sold Gaddafi’s surface to air weapons to Al Qaeda [warning: graphic]

     

    Egypt goes Islamic: Public protests banned, break out the burqas, death to Israel


     

    World’s richest Arabs should thank Americans…but of course, they don’t


     

    Judge Goldstone recants his anti-Israel report to UN…NY Times refuses to report the retraction


     

    Porsche Hybrid: Green speed, greenback$


     

    Unpaid interns, complicit colleges


     

    Continuing resolution comes up for another vote April 8

     

     

    Jane Jamison

    UNCOVERAGE.net--The Right Idea

     Contributing writers: Dell Hilland Abraxas  

  • Extra, Extra Read All About It!

     

    Reveille Headlines: New video on California CARB agency: How “green” rules are killing businesses, Jerome Corsi Red Alert headlines

     

    The Stanford University Seminar that caused Judge Goldstone to reverse his anti-Israel stance on the Israel report to the UN


     

    Book of Mormon on Broadway: South Park founders boldly bash religions [except the one that will behead them]


     

    Documentary: Losing our sons to Islam—how American kids are being recruited in jails and mosques


     

    Mayor of Japanese city asks the world for help via Youtube: “We may die of hunger”


     

    Herman Cain, ABC: American Black Conservative


     

    Saving America: We need GOP fighters, not defeatists


     

    Elizabeth Taylor: Nude Portrait at 24 ( it’s tasteful, no worries)


     

    USAF F-15 Fighter Pilot ……WOMEN!   Bomber babes


     

    No apologies from Koran Burning Pastor: “I’ll put Mohamed on trial next”

  • Furious Families to Testify in KSM Hearings

    New York, NY--April 4, 2011--Families of victims, first responders and survivors of the September 11 terror attacks will travel to Washington, D.C. to attend a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday, April 5th, concerning the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the admitted "mastermind" of the 9/11 attacks. The hearing, titled, "Justice For America: Using Military Commissions to Try the 9/11 Conspirators,"will be led by Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, chairman of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security which is sponsoring the hearing. Victims' relatives are angry with the Obama administration's failure to bring charges against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four 9/11 co-conspirators more than two years after they told a military court that they wished to plead guilty.  

     

    "The American people have made it crystal clear that they do no want these war criminals tried in civilian courts. Congress, on a bi-partisan basis, has closed every door to terrorist show trials on U.S. soil," said Debra Burlingame, co-founder of 9/11 Families for a Safe & Strong America. "The families have had enough. If President Obama doesn't move these cases forward before the 10th anniversary of the attacks, there will be hell to pay."

     

    David Beamer, whose son, Todd, was killed in the attacks, will testify. Todd Beamer, 32, was among the group of passengers and crew on United Airlines flight 93 who mounted a counter-attack to take back the hijacked plane. The younger Beamer's final words, "Let's roll," before the passenger-led revolt became a rallying cry which helped to unify the nation in the aftermath of the attacks

  • Hola, Amigos!

    She's baaaack!

    That's right, I had a fabulous beachy vacation and an even better homecoming to the good ole USA.

    May I say, though, that the TSA agents on the other side of the border are just plain loco? I won't share details, but my friend Mr. Buzzy had a wild ride at the Cabo San Lucas airport. And it wasn't pretty. Enough said.

    So anyway....I found this super piece from the lovely and talented Kyle-Anne Shiver. If you don't read her regularly, you should. She's FABULOUS!!!

    "..What is the matter with people nowadays? Normally quite intelligent conservatives seem to be going feely-feely on us all of a sudden. Here we are, still nearly two years out from November 2012, and already there is talk of despair. Despair over what, pray tell?

    The man-child president, who steadfastly prefers hoops, links, and brewski to governing, has failed to mature even a smidgen and is up to his skinny neck in failed liberal dream schemes, lawsuits with more than half the states, and a Mideast pressure cooker set to blow wide open at every stateside gas pump. Carter déjà vu? Not even close. This is turning out to be the presidency which will launch conservative statesmanship into a hundred-year reign.

    http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/pessimistic-about-2012-please/?singlepage=true

  • Pelosi Slammed for Photo Re-Touch

    Princess Pelosi is lookin' purdy good - with a little help from photoshop.

    Nancy Pelosi's looking pretty good for a woman who celebrated her 70th birthday last month. A little too good, according to the Washington Examiner.

    Pelosi appeared on the cover of Capitol File this month, looking awfully youthful. What's her secret? Either she's a vampire, or she's received the airbrush treatment that's standard practice for any high-profile public figure. We're guessing it's the latter.

    Is this why they call her "Stretch"?

  • Lovely Laura: Missed So Much

    Laura Bush may be the most beloved First Lady in recent American politics. Her gentle, unassuming demeanor, and her clear distaste for politics made her a favorite even among Democrats.

    But she was not without strong opinions, even if she didn't voice them directly.

    Mrs. Bush has a new memoir "Spoken From the Heart" coming out May 4th and I can't wait to read it.

    Here are a few reasons why:

    "... she writes with dismay of Sen. John Kerry answering a presidential debate question about the subject by mentioning that Vice President Cheney's daughter, Mary, is a lesbian. "Beside me, Jenna and Barbara gasped. They were utterly stunned that a candidate would use an opponent's child in a debate."

    She's none too happy with Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for the mean things they said about her husband, President Bush. She calls out the House leader for calling Bush "dangerous" and the Senate majority leader for calling him "a loser" and "a liar."

    "Subsequently, in a private, one-on-one meeting in the White House Cabinet Room, Reid said to George that he would stop calling him names. But he didn't stop," she writes.

    Nevertheless, the Bushes continued to invite both to the White House for events "repeatedly," and "when the Queen of England visited in the spring of 2007, Pelosi danced in the White House in her long ball gown."

    She has a few other scores to settle with the press, and she names names:

    The New York Times' Jason DeParle interviewed her "in a tone that was adversarial and more than a touch offensive." Jim VandeHei, then at The Washington Post, appalled her in Egypt when, during a presentation by the director of the Giza pyramid excavation project, he "elbowed his way to the front of the press pool, climbed onto the pyramid plateau and began shouting out questions" about Egyptian politics. As an ever-watchful monitor of how her husband was portrayed in the press, she confronted Elisabeth Bumiller of the New York Times for using in a story an anecdote about George W. Bush at Yale that Laura Bush writes wasn't true. "While the truth may not be as interesting, it is the truth," she chides.

    Read more at the WashingtonPost.com

  • Boycott Arizona? Don't Think So

    Boycott California, Buy Arizona and Here's How....

    Tell California progressives to pay attention to the problems at home...ahem.

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/boycott-california-support-arizona-and-heres-how/

     

     

    The Half Million Dollar Deputy Police Chief and other San Francisco Fat Cats..

    ahhhh overbloated city salaries....the gifts that keep on taking.

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/the-half-million-dollar-deputy-police-chief-and-other-san-francisco-fat-cats/

     

    Obama sends goose-steppers in riot gear to a peaceful Tea Party protest.

    What??????

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/obamas-storm-troopers/

     

    Retired US Military Oppose Obama Israel Policy

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/retired-u-s-military-oppose-obama-israel-policy/

     

    "Sleepy" Napolitano says everything in Arizona is under controlllllllllllllllllll................

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/homeland-security-director-says-arizonas-border-is-safe/

     

     

    BIG difference between how the MSM covered a La Raza/SEIU  immigration rally in SF and what the tea party heard.

    We've got the video......and it's pretty scary.

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/california-boycotts-arizona-media-ignore-threats-at-amnesty-rally/

     

     

    Protect OUR rights FIRST

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/california-boycotts-arizona-media-ignore-threats-at-amnesty-rally/

     

     

    Hip Hop Republicans Deny Tea Party Racism

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/hip-hop-republicans-deny-tea-party-racism/

     

    Ahhh the attention to detail in the MSM.....
    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/washington-post-confuses-obama-with-malcolm-x/

     

     

    Blogs and headlines.. from your infidel

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/daily-reveille-selected-blogs-and-headlines/

  • Backlash!

    President and founder of the Pleasanont/NorCal TEA Party, Dr. Bridget Melson has issued a notice of a San Francisco boycott to 10,000 TEA Party patriots strong and counting. Tri-Valley Patriots and East Bay Patriots also support the boycott.

    Founder Melson says, "I am very worried about this country. This is no joke here. It is not getting any better and in fact, it is going downhill fast. This is  how civil wars start. I say spend your money anywhere else than in San Francisco, vacation elsewhere, dine elsewhere--if you protest here, bring your own food, coffee and water."

    Then we have the fact that Obama is trying to dictate what happens in AZ by saying that "this is a poorly conceived law".

    Over 70% of the citizens of Arizona are in favor of enforcing the state immigration measure and yet President Obama still tries to get overly involved and states that “you can try to make it really tough on people who look like they, quote, unquote look like illegal immigrants. One of the things that the law says is that local officials are allow to ask somebody who they have a suspicion might be an illegal immigrant for their papers -- but you can imagine if you are a Hispanic American in Arizona, your great, great grandparents may have been there before Arizona was even a state. But now suddenly if you don’t have your papers and you took your kid out to get ice cream, you’re going to be harassed, that’s something that could potentially happen.”

    "Ok," says Melson,  "so let's allow these illegal's to continue to kill hard-working Americans who have a RIGHT to be here?"

    Tea Party Patriot Diane says, "I wonder what the results would be if they took a poll on how many CALIFORNIANS would like such a law as Arizona's enacted here! My guess is an overwhelming majority."

    "Although I continue to preach respect, at this point I having a difficult time preaching that when it comes to our inept local and state representatives (referring to Mayor Newsom, Los Angeles councilwoman Hahn, and State Senate Pro Tem, Darrell Steinberg). They certainly are not respecting us. They have clearly gone over the edge here. I hope this is a wake up call to ALL--Democrats, Republicans and Independents that the power hungry progressives have taken over. It is not about party lines at this point--it is about your freedom of choice and being improperly represented", Melson says.

    May Day Protest in SF for AZ  : Saturday May 1, 2010 - 2pm  San Francisco, Civic Center at 24th and Mission, sponsored by the Golden Gate Minutemen. 24th & Mission and march to Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco.

  • Mancow, Man

    Pass the meth, please.

    I hangin' with the dude, Mancow Wednesday morning at 6:30 CT and 4:30 a.m. PT. Just kidding about the meth - I'm really dosing on organic green tea. That stuff is wild!

    Subject?

    Warriors for Congress, of course.

    Handsome devil, huh? Here's a secret. Mancow and I are from the same hometown. Uh-huh. Kansas City, Missouri.

    Both of us got out of town when we were mere babes.

    And both ended up in the crazy town of radio.

     

  • Cool Stuff

  • Viral Billboard Campaign

    See that really cool graphic design to the right side of the page? My pal Chuck DeVore fiercing guarding our constitution? Well, the DeVore campaign is using that Hollywood inspired iconic image on a billboard across California, and asking folks to donate $100 to put up as many as possible in the busy corriders of commerce around the Golden State.

     The billboards, most of them 48 feet wide, begin their run on Monday in Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego counties, as well throughout the Central Valley.

     

    Billboard locations can be viewed at the DeVore for California website:

     

       http://chuckdevore.com/billboard/

     

    The object is to retire Senator Boxer.  Everyone knows what a tough campaigner she is, so they set out from the start to innovate, to blaze a new path to victory.

     

     Assemblyman Chuck DeVore said, "Our campaign has won awards for innovation in social networking and for the first-ever statewide candidate iPhone app. This stunning billboard image is a continuation of that effort."

     

    The billboards were the brainchild of two of DeVores conservative Hollywood supporters, with DeVores 18-year-old daughter completing the layout and artwork. They feature Mr. DeVore standing, with arms crossed in front of an image of the Constitution with the words from the oath of office, Support and Defend, along with ChuckDeVore.com and U.S. Senate. The campaign said the objective was to create a buzz among Californians concerned about their lawmakers viewing adherence to the Constitution as unimportant.

     

    Stephen K. Bannon, writer/director of "Generation Zero" and one of the Hollywood conservatives who conceived this effort, said, "The concept of placing Chuck Devore in front of the Constitution was a natural. Chuck's entire career has been about service to country and defense of our basic freedoms. Chuck Devore's public life is inextricably linked to his defense of our Constitution. We are glad to represent a growing section of the creative community that actively supports Chuck Devore's candidacy for the Republican nomination for United States Senate."

     

     A recent poll commissioned by Capitol Weekly showed DeVores support starting to surge at 14.5 percent of likely Republican primary voters, only 2.6 percent behind Carly Fiorina and 16.1 percent behind Tom Campbell. At least $1.8 million of issue advocacy and independent expenditure ads have recently launched to educate voters about Campbells support for massive tax increases and other liberal positions.

     

    Check it out at ChuckDeVore.com.

     

  • Who Needs Newspapers When You Have Uncoverage?

    Chuck DeVore: The Next Ronald Reagan, But Better

    Get behind him...one month to go

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/chuck-devore-the-next-ronald-reagan-but-better/

     

    The "Forgotten" Armenian Genocide, 95 years later.

    Obama refuses to use the word "genocide"

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/the-forgotten-armenian-genocide-95th-anniversary/

     

    "I am Calling You" New Sarah Palin video....wow

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/i-am-calling-you-sarah-palin-video/

     

    Commie Tunes TV

    Connect the dots...George Soros to.....everything

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/commie-tunes-tv/

     

    Immigration Reform: WIll Democrats do it without Republicans?

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/9313/

     

    Question for Barack Obama?

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/question-for-barack-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-6169


    PBS: The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan

    The seamy underside of Islamic culture

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/pbs-the-dancing-boys-of-afghanistan/


    The murder rate in Chicago this year equals the military deaths in Afghanistan

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/my-kind-of-town-chicago-is/

     

  • Why DeVore is Surging in the CA polls

    Good News for Team Chuck.

    SFGate's Joe Garofoli has the story...

  • Kelsey Grammer Launches TV Party TV

    Kelsey Grammer

    Kelsey Grammer at La Cage Aux Folles Broadway Show Opening Night

    HE may be the only Republican celebrity in America who is in love with a drag queen. Kelsey Grammer, former star of Frasier, the hit television comedy, has startled his conservative fans by helping to launch a right-wing broadcasting network days after receiving rave reviews for his performance as a gay nightclub owner in a Broadway revival of La Cage aux Folles.

    By night, Grammer dresses up as a seedy entrepreneur besotted with the transvestite star of his Riviera revue. By day he appears in an internet video promoting the RightNetwork, a controversial television venture aimed at followers of Sarah Palin and the right-wing rebels of the Tea Party movement.

    Grammer’s unusual double act has thrust him to the heart of a long-running debate over political bias on American television and whether or not the success of Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News has opened the door to other forms of conservative-influenced entertainment.

    It has also exposed one of America’s most popular actors to unpleasant personal attacks as critics from both left and right question his political beliefs and intentions.

    “He is opening in a Broadway show that depicts a part of the culture that the Tea Party wants to hold back,” noted Lance Smith on the Mediaite website. “Mr Grammer is a hypocrite.”

    As one of the few Hollywood actors to be open about his Republican sympathies, Grammer was a lonely supporter of President George W Bush and has flirted with running for the US Senate, but has also acknowledged that he is liberal on many social issues.

    On the network’s new website, Grammer appears in a series of videos promoting programmes that will be broadcast on television and the internet this summer. These include a reality show about novice political candidates, expected to be members of the Tea Party; a comedy show called Right 2 Laugh; and a series on politicians and pundits who play poker.

    “We’re creating a welcome place for millions and millions of Americans who’ve been looking for an entertainment network and media channel that reflects their point of view,” said Ed Snider, a cable television magnate and one of RightNetwork’s top investors.

    Grammer has invested heavily in the television venture but Elizabeth Snead, of the Dish Rag media blog, questioned how enthusiastically he would be received by Tea Party supporters concerned that the Republican party is not conservative enough.

    “We have to wonder if Grammer is the right choice for a Tea Party network that is... clearly meant to appeal to audiences in — how shall we put this — middle America,” said Snead.

    (From Melanie: Ms. Snead clearly doesn't "get" the Tea Party movement which is linked together primarly by people who share deep concern about economic issues, rather than social issues. In case Ms. Snead hails from Rio Linda, that's jobs, debt, and healthcare. Got it? Now don't make me explain this again.)

  • News You Can Use

    Blogs and Headlines--Arizona governor is my she-ro! 

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/daily-reveille-selected-blogs-and-headlines/

     

    Dave Harmer hopes to win back a GOP seat for the San Francisco bay area in CA CD #11

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/dave-harmer-hopes-to-win-back-gop-house-seat-in-ca-cd-11/

     

    Tea Party in Fresno Protests CSU Speech of Weatherman Terrorist Bill Ayers

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/tea-party-protests-fresno-speech-of-terroristobama-friend-bill-ayers/

     

    More charges against swim coaches in the USA pre-Olympic swim program

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/sexual-abuse-by-coaches-in-usa-swim-program/

     

    2nd Navy SEAL is acquitted...one more to go...

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/justice-is-done-navy-seal-not-guilty-in-beating-of-muslim-terrorist/

     

    Congressman Cao: The Louisiana Purchase keeps on buying

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/congressman-cao-the-louisiana-purchase-continues/

     

    Surprise, Surprise Obamacare will Raise Taxes

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/surprise-surprise-democrats-lied-obamacare-will-raise-taxes/

     

    What was Steve Israel blabbering about??

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/new-york-congressmans-eco-blabble/


    Earth Day 2010 in the rear view mirror and that's a good thing. Eco-hypocrisies redux

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/my-earth-day-2010-hang-over/

     

    Leading  Islamic website calls for world-wide jihad...

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/islamic-website-calls-for-world-wide-jihad/

  • Elite Media Mad at "Excessive" Coverage of Tea Party

    Politco has decided that the Tea Party movement is much ado about nothing. In fact, as one GOP consultant says about the liberal media view of the newly found energy "The peasants are revolting."

    It's that attitude that's revolting. If you can stomach the most condescending reporting ever imaginable, go here.

    If not, just check out these few paragraphs, but don't say you weren't warned.

  • Right Side Headlines

    ...I love this first story compiled by our friend JJ at Uncoverage the Right Idea - I think you'll enjoy it too.

    Congressman Murtha's Criminal Investigation Continues, Even after his Death.

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/murtha-criminal-investigation-continues-after-his-death/

     

    Former ACORN CEO Calls the "Tea Party" a Bowel Movement.

    I suppose Bertha knows feces when she sees it.

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/former-acorn-ceo-calls-tea-party-a-bowel-movement/

     

    Michael Steel Kerfuffle:  Inside Report says RNC Spends $1.09 for every $1.00 Raised.

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/internal-report-rnc-spends-1-09-for-every-1-00-raised/

     

    Senate Florida Race: Democrats Love Cristie the  GOP Crap-Weasel

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/democrats-openly-supporting-crist-indie-run-in-florida-senate-race/

     

    Oba-mots Echo White House Propaganda on the GM "Turnaround"

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/obamots-echo-wh-propaganda-on-gm-turn-around/

     

    Love the Brits!  The UK Telegraph Top Ten Volcano Jokes

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/volcanic-eruptions-could-go-on-for-months/

     

    Obama's Federal Banking Bill--what does it allow him to do? 
    Fidel and Hugo would love to have it.

     

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/will-gop-senators-cave-on-federal-banking-bill/

     

  • Polls, More Polls, Read All About It!


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- DeVore for California today responded to the release of the Capitol Weekly/Probolsky Research poll on the Republican race for U.S. Senate in California, in which Chuck DeVore and Carly Fiorina are shown to be in a statistical tie. The poll, with a margin of error of +/-3.7%, showed Tom Campbell with 31%, Carly Fiorina with 17%, and Chuck DeVore with 14%. These numbers continue the polling trend in this race, with Campbell essentially flat, Fiorina continuing her steady decline, and DeVore continuing his steady rise.

    Chuck DeVore said, "The story of my campaign has been the story of a slow and steady rise in voter awareness and enthusiasm. California's Republicans are realizing that I am the only proven conservative in this race -- and the only one who can beat Barbara Boxer. With this poll, my rising support finally intersects Carly Fiorina's falling support. It won't be the last time we overtake a rival between now and November."

    Leisa Brug Kline, DeVore for California campaign manager, said, "Chuck DeVore continues his climb in the polls first and foremost because he's a strong candidate with an outstanding record. But he also benefits as Republicans turn away from the failing effort of Carly Fiorina. Her campaign is now in crisis: not only is she tied with us, but her FEC reports from the first quarter of 2010 reveal a financially troubled operation that is -- when backing out the Potemkin village of the untouched self-loan and the massive unpaid debts -- nearly half a million dollars in the red.

    "What's all that money gotten her? Nothing. That's an operation that's crumbling under its own weight; and it's one that, for all its pretensions of facing Barbara Boxer, won't make it past June 8th. Rumors are swirling that Fiorina is set to sack many of her high-priced and ineffective consultants, but it's too late. There's only one direction left for Carly for California: downward."

    Joshua Treviño, DeVore for California communications director, said, "In November 2009, Carly Fiorina became a conservative for the first time in her life. She insists it's a genuine conversion, and now she has the opportunity to prove it. If the conservative vote is divided between a surging Chuck DeVore and a foundering Carly Fiorina, California's Republicans face the real danger of nominating the pro-tax, pro-spending, pro-abortion, pro-gay-marriage Tom Campbell. Conservatives must unify against this threat. In that light, we invite Carly Fiorina to end her candidacy and support a winning conservative: Chuck DeVore."

    The DeVore for California campaign is online at ChuckDeVore.com.

  • Real News, Right Now

    Weatherman Underground bomber and Obama-bud William Ayers is going to speak at CSU-Fresno

    with only a days' notice. Sarah Palin is scheduled to speak in June to CSU Stanislaus and there's a huge

    controversy  and an AG investigation.  Where's the outrage over Ayers?
    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/terrorist-weatherman-bill-ayers-to-speak-at-csu-fresno-this-week/

     

     

    Republican National Committee Chairman Steele Spent at LEAST $340,000 on a Hawaii meeting.

    Time to resign now, Michael Steele.

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/rnc-chairman-steele-spent-340000-on-hawaii-meeting/

     

    Obama to Rally in San Francisco for "Tootsie" Barbara Boxer...ever notice the resemblance

    to Dustin Hoffman in drag??  

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/barbara-boxer-obama-to-rally-san-francisco-for-tootsie/

     

  • Coffee, Tea, or G& T?

    We've got it all coming up tomorrow in Marin County...your final reminder that there's a cocktail party for Chuck DeVore at the Peninsula Tennis Club in Tiburon at 6:30 Wednesday evening.

    Chuck would love to meet and greet you. I will be there, too. Here's the invitation circulating around the 'net.

    Dear Friends,

     

    I wanted to remind you about the special event being held in Tiburon with California Senate Candidate Chuck DeVore.  Chuck is currently running against Carly Fiorini and Tom Campbell for the Republican nomination seeking to displace incumbant Barbara Boxer.  The event takes place at the TPC tomorrow April 21st from 6:30-9pm and will include cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.  Special guests will also include radio personality Melanie Morgan.  I have attached the invitation in this email or you can go to the URL  for event information. http://www.theelephantsclub.com/flyers/tiburon_event.pdf  Chuck will be speaking on numerous topics that shape our future and will be taking questions.  This will be an intimate affair and I hope you can make it.

     

    For the past 6 years Chuck DeVore has been a California State Assemblyman serving on the Revenue and Taxation Committee, the Veterans Affairs Committee and the Joint Legislative Audit Committee.  Prior to being an elected official Chuck worked in the aerospace industry for 13 years.  He served as a Reagan White House appointee in the Pentagon from 1986 to 1988.  As Special Assistant for Foreign Affairs he worked with Congress to advance foreign and military policy.  His initiatives helped develop the Arrow Anti-Ballistic Missile program.  Chuck graduated from Claremont McKenna College and served in the Army National Guard for over 24 years retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal and the Army Commendation Medal among others.  Chuck is also the author of the internationally acclaimed novel, "China Attacks".

  • Read These, Please

    Sen. Barbara Boxer is having a bad hair month.

    Does the President's visit help or is it an Obummer?

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/bummer-for-boxer/

     

    More coverage of the San Francisco Tea Party ---

    Zombietime has hilarious roundup of how we outed the counter-protestors,

    and how the fake protestors countered the opposition..it can only be San Francisco!!

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/tea-party-everywhere/

     

    Will Israel Attack Iran's Nuke Facilities and How Would it go?
    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/will-israel-attack-irans-nuke-facilities/

     

    CNN's Don Lemon: Another Race-baiting, Tea hating Media Lemming....pfft

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/cnns-don-lemon-media-lemming/

     

  • Fresh Photos SF Tea Party!

    Way to stay on message, ma'am.

    Melanie Morgan (foreground) with Sally Zelikovsky (Bay Area Tea Party Organizer)

    The youth of America - bless his heart.

    Don't let the MSM lie to you. Our side turned out hundreds of people in the liberal belly of the beast, San Francisco. Thousands in Alameda, and in San Jose. Estimates run as high as 30,000 for the entire day.

    Ha. Those lefty wing nuts think they can fool us, but they can't.

    -photo credit to Larry Marso, a guy with a good eye.

  • 80 Percent of Americans Don't Trust US Gov't

    President Barack Obama says that he is "amused" by the Tea Party movement in this country....but it's no laughing matter anymore.

    Look at the Pew Poll posted at Lucianne.com and intrepret the results for yourself.

     

    Original Article

     

    Posted By:GaGardener, 4/19/2010 7:15:45 AM

     

    WASHINGTON -- Already wary of the federal government, Americans have grown even more critical, less trusting and even fearful of Uncle Sam since President Barack Obama took office, according to an exhaustive new study being released Monday. The in-depth poll found Americans not only rejecting the idea of an activist government, but a growing number urging its power be curtailed. (Snip) "By almost every conceivable measure, Americans are less positive and more critical of government these days," said the report from the nonpartisan Pew

     And what is the 20 percent of the population doing while the rest of us are working to take our government back?

    Answer: Staging Fake Tea Parties.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Come See Mel in Marin County, Ca. Wednesday

    I'm speaking at a fundraiser for Califoria Senate candidate Chuck DeVore - here's the invite from Chuck so please come!


    On Wednesday, April 21st, some of my best supporters from Tiburon, and the Proud Patriots of Northern California are hosting me for a cocktail reception, where we will discuss the campaign, the Constitution, and California politics. 
    I would like to extend and invitation to you to participate with me and other special guests that evening, including Melanie Morgan. R.S.V.P. to Jason Herzberger email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by April 20th.
    Please see your personal invitation below, I hope to see you there.
    Sincerely,
     
    Chuck DeVore   

     

    Tiburon Local Residences are Hosting a Special Event with Chuck DeVore, April 21st

     

    Please Join  

    Proud Patriots of Northern California for a Cocktail

    Reception Honoring

    Chuck DeVore

    Republican Candidate for U.S. Senate

     

    Wednesday, April 21st 2010

    6:30pm – 9pm 

    Tiburon Peninsula Club

    1600 Mar West

    Tiburon, CA 94920

    R.S.V.P. to Jason Herzberger email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by April 20th

    *Special Guests will be Melanie Morgan and other local Bay Area Politicians

    Business Attire 

    Download a PDF version of your invitation here.

    Paid for by DeVore for California -  www.chuckdevore.com

     

  • Peace Protestors Attempt Intimidation of Gold Star Mom

    Afraid of a Little Free Speech? Anti-War Groups Think Only They Should Have a Voice

    Peace Activists Plead With Police to Arrest Mother of a Hero

    By Move America Forward Saturday, April 17, 2010

    Hood River, OR. – Move America Forward has been contacted by local police in Hood River and informed that a woman named Susan Crowley went to the Hood River police today and pleaded with them to arrest Debbie Lee immediately, for inciting a riot. Susan Crowley who is a member of ‘Columbia River For Peace’ the group organizing that anti-military ‘conference’ is described on their website as a former attorney and the person who initiated the protest against Insitu.

    “I’m not the one they have to worry about,” said Debbie Lee, the mother of a hero, Marc Alan Lee the first Navy SEAL to be killed in the war in Iraq. “There has never been any sort of violence initiated by our side at a rally I’ve spoken at or organized by Move America Forward,” she continued, “Cindy, on the other hand, has been arrested more than a dozen times, she’s been banned from the White House and whole cities, I’ve never been arrested. I think Cindy is afraid of a little dissenting opinion and she has to be afraid that our crowd of patriots is going to be a lot bigger than her little crowd of antagonists.”

    But they picked on the wrong Mama.

    Debbie Lee doesn't back down from CodePink or anyone in defense of our country.

  • Boxer, Bully of the Senate

    Shocker: MSM discovers that Senator Barbara Boxer is vulnerable, and can be beaten by any of the Republican candidates.

    Huh. Imagine that.

    "... like many incumbents, Boxer is paying a price. The mortgage crisis turned new developments into ghost towns, and the state's unemployment rate hit a modern record in March. The number of residents fleeing the state has outstripped those coming in, and illegal immigration remains an unresolved problem.

    There is a budding tea party movement eager to shake up Washington, and voter surveys suggest those voters tilt Republican. An independent Field Poll last month found Boxer running about even with DeVore, Fiorina and Campbell.

    More troubling: More than half the state's independents, the swing voters, have an unfavorable opinion of the senator.

    Boxer "is part of the political system that wants to grow the government," says John Millrany, 71, a semi-retired public relations executive and political independent who once was a Democratic Party volunteer.

    "I think the government is growing too large," he said outside the library. "The entitlements and the taxes are bound to go up."

  • A Busy Day for Liberty Lovers

    Come on over to Vacaville, California today for the great event at the Three Oaks Community Center, 1160 Alamo Drive.

    That's where I'll be this afternoon, alongwith Brian Sussman of KSFO radio, and my friend Chuck DeVore, who is running for U.S. Senate against Barbara Boxer.

    Join us! It'll be fun! I'll sign some books and smile pretty at all the fine patriots who want to meet and greet local and state political candidates.

    Also, sign up for our website newsletter Warriors for Congress which I'll explain more about at 6:00 this evening.

  • Suggested Reading

    Obama "Amused" by Tea Party protests (h/t Lucianne.com)

    Original Article

     

     

    President Barack Obama struck a hyperpartisan note Thursday, telling Democrats that he was "amused" by the Tax Day Tea Party rallies. Obama, addressing a Democratic National Committee (DNC) fundraiser in Miami, did little to endear himself to the Tea Party groups protesting around the country, saying "they should be saying thank you" because of the tax cuts he has signed into law. The president went as far as to say that this week's special election in Florida, which was won by Democrat Ted Deutch, was portrayed by Republicans as "a referendum on healthcare, a referendum on the stimulus."

    Byron York - Who wins in 2010? Good luck reading tea leaves

    Matthew Beach is the type of tea party voter political strategists of all stripes have a hard time understanding. Beach got off Wednesday afternoon from his job working on helicopters at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala., and along with his wife, Jessie, got in his 1999 GMC pickup to drive overnight to Washington, where he arrived in time for Thursday's lunch-hour Tax Day at Freedom Plaza.

    Before he left home, Beach hand-lettered a sign for the event. It read: DISAPPOINT THE GOVERNMENT: BE RESPONSIBLE, SELF-RELIANT AND KIND.

    J.P. Freire - Scenes from today's tax day tea party protest in Washington - Part I

    I'll have a more comprehensive write-up of some of the things I saw at the protest today, but here are some highlights.

    David Freddoso - White House trying to scale back Obama's pledge on taxes

    During his election campaign, President Obama made a very clear and unambiguous promise: If your family makes less than $250,000 per year, then none of your taxes will be increased -- period.

    But in order to gloss over the tax increases contained in Obamacare -- on the sick, the uninsured, and durable medical equipment -- President Obama is trying to alter that pledge in the middle of his term

  • What Did She Know, and When Did She Know It?

    http://www.calbuzz.com/2010/04/why-brown-wont-unload-on-emeg-at-dem-convo/

    That’s the story of the Hurricane: Once again, Carly Fiorina is shocked – shocked! – to learn of alleged unsavory, perhaps illegal, conduct by employees under her watch as CEO of Hewlett-Packard. As all good Calbuzzers know, Hurricane Carly has already professed to know nothin’ about nothin’ to do with HP’s shipments to Iranof hundreds of millions of dollars of products, through a third party company, during her tenure.

    Now comes the Wall Street Journal (subscription) to report that the SEC and the U.S. Justice Department have joined the governments of Russia and Germany in investigating allegations that HP went to the wallet for $11 million in bribesto win a lucrative contract with the Russian prosecutor general’s office, while Fiorina was in charge. So, for the second time, iCarly is rolling out her see-no-evil, hear-no-evil act:

    “Carly has no knowledge of these alleged actions,” said her spokeswoman, Amy Thoma. “When she served as the CEO of HP if she had been aware of any illegal or inappropriate behavior by any employee she would have taken action immediately to terminate the parties involved.”

    Which leaves four possibilities:

    1) Double agents in the German and Russian governments, joined by moles in the SEC and DOJ, have all been duped by demon sheep in the Chuck DeVore for Senate campaign into leaking word of a baseless, phony investigation.

    2) Fiorina, who never stops boasting of what a swell job she did as HP CEO, was simply ignorant of what was going on in her own company.

    3) The whole messy business has slipped her mind.

    4) She’s lying.

    Calbuzz bets: 2) or 4).

  • Tea Party Protestors Rock Country


    A fabulous day in the belly of the Beast...San Francisco, California... where I was honored to speak to the Tea Party Protestors. 

     
    iReport —

    On Thursday April 15th 2010 the Bay Area Patriot's, or what has also become known as theTea Party, held a rally in San Francisco's Union Square. Hundreds turned out to express their dis-interest and frustration with the President of the United States and other members of the Federal Government. April 15th is also known as tax day.

    You can find out more information about them at their website,http://bayareapatriots.com/index.htm

    More coverage from around the state and the country:

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/sc-dc-tea-party-20100415,0,7826483.story

  • April 15th, Showtime!

    UPDATE!

    Listen to the Sean Hannity show between 12:00 and 3:00 PDT today as I discuss WarriorsforCongress and the future of the Tea Party Movement.

    Please join me tomorrow with thousands of other Tea Party Patriots who are gathering to protest the out of control government we are now suffering under - as Rush calls it "The Obama Regime."

    I will be appearing at Union Square in San Francisco at 5:00 in the afternoon. There are HUGE rallies around the Bay Area, including the Pleasanton Fairgrounds, and in San Jose, as well as mini-rallies around town.

    Pick one. Get up and go there.

    Do something. Our country needs us.

    Now, in other Tea Party News:

    Tea Party "Crasher" is now being investigated by his employer...turns out he was doing his

    cyber-geeking while on the public dole....and he is even geekier than we imagined. 

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/tea-party-crasher-is-now-under-investigation-by-his-employer/

     

    Tea Party Etiquette for Tax Day...marching orders from Tea Party Patriots

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/tea-party-etiquette-for-tax-day/

    Tea Party #1: Boston!

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/let-the-tea-parties-begin-boston/

     

    Don't let the left define you: Embrace the bag, the video.

     

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/its-time-to-tea-bag-the-democrats/

     

    Canada has been taxed enough already too!

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/canadas-tea-party-movement/

     

    Astronauts come out of retirement to blast BHO

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/astronauts-go-ballistic-over-obama-nasa-cuts/

     

     

    Obamacare will even micromanage your breasts...or someone's. It would be

    funny if it weren't so sad.

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/04/obamacare-will-even-regulate-your-breasts/

     

     

  • If you Love Your Freedom, Thank a Vet

    This is the crowd at the mainstream media called 6,000 Tea Party supporters in Searchlight, Nevada  three weeks ago.

    Really? Seriously?

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    Watch out, Dem’s….there are changes coming your way.

  • One Cool Cat, Jesse Kelly

    You gotta check out this dude, dudes and dudettes.

    Jesse Kelly, military veteran, running for Congress in Arizona.

    He needs our help!

    Jesse Kelly, candidate for Congress in Arizona’s 8th District, led a squad of the first Marines into Baghdad in Operation Iraqi Freedom. In true Marine fashion, he was among the first in the nation to challenge Obama and the radical liberals in Washington by announcing his candidacy for Congress in April 2009.

    A businessman, husband, father of one (and another on the way), Jesse entered the race as a non-politician, private citizen, in order to defend freedom. In the past year, he has gained national attention, leading a movement of Warriors fighting for limited government, fiscal sanity and free market solutions. It's that Marine attitude…the will take this country back from the brink of socialism...that has led him to the successes he has had in the past year.  

     

    Jesse's district is one that was held by a Republican for 22 years (Jim Kolbe) before retiring in 2006. That year, the seat went to Gabrielle Giffords, a self-proclaimed Blue-Dog Democrat, who has since voted for Obamacare, Stimulus, the Bailouts, Cap and Trade and the out of control Pelosi Budget. In a district that registers 13,000 more Republicans than Democrats, the seat is being eyed by experts as a "toss up," ripe for a pick-up by the GOP. Jesse's campaign is an excellent mix of grass roots and money, having raised over $375 thousand dollars, while directly contacting over 18,000 voters in daily door-to-door walking parties.

     

    Jesse faces a primary challenge by the establishment-moderate wing of the Party, in former state Senator and former lobbyist, Jonathan Paton, who only entered the race around the time of Scott Brown's victory in Massachusetts. Paton, who was in his time in the state legislature, named a "Friend of Big Government" by American's for Prosperity has voted for then Governor and Now Big Sis, Janet Napolitano's budgets that bankrupted the State of Arizona. Furthermore, he has voted against tort reform, he has voted against school vouchers, and he has flip-flopped on the no tax pledge, vocally coming out against it in 2009, but later signing it in 2010. Paton has a lot of money, being funded by the establishment moderates in the state, but he is facing a large backlash by those who see a clear choice between he and the conservative, Jesse Kelly in southern Arizona

     

    Jesse, on the other-hand is the clear conservative choice in AZ-8. Jesse has been endorsed by Mark Levin, Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Mike Pence, along with other conservative state and national leaders. He has surrounded himself with local business professionals, free market economists and physicians in order to craft the best possible policies for our nation. 

     

    The future of the Republican party and the future of the balance of the House of Representatives can all come down to Arizona's 8th District. That is why Jesse Kelly needs the help of conservatives from around the nation!

     

  • The Whistlin' of the Tea Pot

    April 13, 2010

    Victoria Jackson and Jimmy Labriola

    Monday night on The Andrea Shea King Show, comedian Victoria Jackson of Saturday Night Live and comic Jimmy Labriola of the TV series Home Improvement joined us for a half hour of hilarity.

    Victoria Jackson raises the flag at the Buffalo NY Rally

    I climbed aboard the Tea Party Express Gold Bus when we left the Syracuse Rally for the three hour drive to Albany where we’ll do a rally on Tuesday morning.  The Gold Bus is where the TPX entertainers make their home on the road.  In the front of the bus is a lounge-type seating with face to face leather bench seats, a small galley, and a small all-purpose table.

    Sitting up front were Lloyd Marcus and wife Mary, singer/songwriter Diana Nagy, Victoria Jackson and her daughter Aubrey, Jimmy Labriola, and me.

    At the appointed time, I dialed into the show where Dave has been doing hosting duties while I’m on the road. Dave introduced the show, set things up and then turned it over to me.  And that’s when the fun ensued.  Jimmy and Victoria took over the show with their spontaneity.  You do not want to miss it. Nearly 30 minutes of solid off-the-top-of-their-head comedy gold.  And why not?  We had two stellar entertainers coming to you live from the Gold Bus.  It’s how we roll…

    Listen to the show by clicking here.

    Show producer Dave Logan discovered this video produced by David Jaggot and Christian Hartsock of RightNetwork.com and posted it at his site.  Just in case you haven’t made it over there, I’ve grabbed it and posted it here for your convenience.  It captures the Tea Party Express National Tour.  Perfectly.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Uh3gFumAkE

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  • Show Time, 7:00 PM Tonight!

    Hello Patriots! It’s Melanie Morgan here! Please join me and U.S. Senate candidate Chuck DeVore for a virtual “meet and greet” coming up TONIGHTApril 12th at 7:00 p.m. 

     

    I would like YOU  to get to know Chuck like I know Chuck by joining us for this conference call and asking any question you like.

     

    RSVP today at http://chuckdevore.com/teaparty/   

     

    Again, the call is tonight, Monday, April 12th , at 7 pm for this very important get together of like minded conservatives in cyberspace. I think you’ll like what you hear.

     

    People who want to participate in the call go to: http://chuckdevore.com/teaparty/

    and/or dial into: 7

    (712)432-0075 

    Access Code: 583596

  • The Word is Getting Around...

    North Myrtle Beach, SC -- A major national organization, Warriors for Congress, http://www.warriorsforcongress.com/ that's supporting a select group of only eight combat veterans nationwide running for Congress, announced that they are endorsing North Myrtle Beach's Katherine Jenerette in her bid to become the U.S. Congressman for the 1st Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

    Jenerette is a veteran of the Persian Gulf War Operation Desert Storm and is still serving as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve and an Army Paratrooper assigned to Ft. Bragg. 

    Jenerette was named last week by Melanie Morgan, a nationally known radio host, TV personality, and fundraiser for pro-military causes, who is the Chairman of Warriors of Congress.  Previously, Morgan co-founded Move America Forward, the nation's largest grassroots, pro-troops nonprofit.

    Morgan said, "Katherine Jenerette is a role model for American women and all members and veterans of the military.  She's the first female paratrooper ever to run for Congress, and she's truly exemplary in her commitment to conservative values, the Constitution, and to our country."

    This morning, a $500.00 donation arrived after my appearance on the Brian Sussman Show, and many smaller ones.

    Thank-you Bay Area!

    More, please.

    Katherine Jenerette, Nick "Gunny Pop" Popaditch, Dr. Joe Heck, Vaughn Ward, Jesse Kelly, Chuck DeVore, Andy Harris, and Duncan Hunter, Jr. really appreciate your help.



  • Upcoming Dates, Tune In

    If you are anywhere near a radio tomorrow morning at 7:35, please tune into the Brian Sussman Show on KSFO, 560 AM in San Francisco.

     

    I'll be joining Brian and Officer Vic to discuss Warriors for Congress, the brand new PAC we have started to help military veterans smash the Democratic opposition and lead us out of the liberal wilderness, with your help of course.

    On Aprl 14th I'll be appearing on the Dennis Miller show at 7:34 AM PDT. Please check your local listings.

    I'll also be on with Sean Hannity later in the week and I'll alert you to that when we get the confirmation information.

    PLUS, tomorrow night, don't forget that we have a LIVE Town Hall Meeting in cyberspace with U.S. Senate Chuck DeVore. Click onto his website www.chuckdevore.com to make a reservation to be with us, and for the actual LIVE UStream.tv broadcast where you can query the candidate!

    Lots of stuff going on - are YOU prepared to take your country back?

  • Stand Up, Be Counted

    UPDATE: Join me on the Barbara Simpson Show on 560 KSFO Radio at 4:30 this afternoon to discuss Warriors for Congress, and the virtual Town Hall that we are participating in for Chuck DeVore, the Warrior for Senate. That broadcast takes place Monday at 7:00 p.m. Go to www.chuckdevore.com for more details!

    Continue reading, please.

    We're on the ground and we're taking it back - the country, that is.

    Folks, I have been involved in the conservative movement for over 17 years, and I can tell you that I have never been more excited than I am at this moment.

    I am proud to announce that as of tonight, I have launched a Political Action Committee (PAC) called WarriorsforCongress.

    My partner Catherine Moy and I are going to use all of our expertise, contacts, passion and experience to take the Tea Party energy that is moving across the land to the next level.

    It's not enough to be angry anymore. We have to funnel our pride in our country and disdain for the liberals into electing men and women who can lead us out of the political morass that is ruining America.

    Cat and I have selected 8 individuals who are war veterans - serving either in Iraq, Afghanistan or other global conflicts - and we are trying to raise money for them to win their election contests this June and then hopefully, into the November election.

    Using our experience in the pro-troop community, we are here to give a voice to the true patriots of this country. These heroes don't hve money, don't have a voice, and have already given their hearts, minds and bodies - we have to give back to them!

    I need your help.

    I am asking for you to do three things: 1) go to our website www.warriorsforcongress.com  (the website goes live at 6:05 PDT)

    2) sign-in and get our free newsletter and

    3) contribute to these races.

    Okay, here's the fourththing we need you to do - VOTE.

    Read all about the candidates we have selected. They are the leadership we crave. They have already sacrificed for our country and they are ready to take us where we need to be to revive our conservative principles.

    Our United States military men and women are the best trained, most dedicated, and people of the highest character. Let's reward them with our trust on election day.

    Tonight, I'll be explaining all of this on KMBZ radio in Kansas City, Missouri at 8:05 CDT.

    Tune in to Darla Jaye's show. Next week, I'll be live on Brian Sussman's show on KSFO in San Francisco, 560 AM, and then Sean Hannity later in the week plus Dennis Miller, as well as other programs that I'll alert you to.

    Get us started right now by checking out www.WarriorsforCongress.com and make a donation if you can. $5.00 or $2300 (the maximum allowed under law) will go to help these strong young men and women (check out the gorgeous Katherine Jenerette, Army reservist) who need our support.

    Thank you so much!

    Mel Morgan

  • My Peeps! Awesome!

    Tea Party Express Reacts to Stupak Retiring

    April 9, 2010 - 9:49 AM | by:Cristina Corbin

    The Tea Party Express credited its influence on Friday in "defeating" Michigan Rep. Bart Stupak--a key target of the conservative activists who barreled into his district a day earlier to rally against him.

    "The surprising announcement that Congressman Bart Stupak is abandoning his campaign for reelection shows the power of the tea party movement," the group's political director, Bryan Shroyer, said in a statement.

    "Stupak was no longer able to hide his betrayal of conservative principles because the tea party movement was determined to educate the voters in the district," he said.

    Stupak, a pro-life Democrat representing Michigan's 1st congressional district, was under attack by the tea party movement and other conservative groups for his vote in favor of the Democratic health care legislation.

    "I absolutely credit the mere threat of us coming through his district," Tea Party Express chairman Mark Williams told FoxNews.com. "We put the nail in the coffin."

    The Tea Party Express, one of the most visible factions of the movement, rolled into Bessemer, Mich., late Thursday to stage a rally targeting Stupak. The group also launched an aggressive ad campaign against him – with the group’s political action committee, Our Country Deserves Better, pledging $250,000 in radio and T.V. ads aimed at ousting him from office.

    The group had planned 11 rallies in the state over the next three days, protesting Stupak's controversial vote and calling for his swift resignation.

    Williams said Stupak's announcement on Friday in no way disrupts their plans.

    "Now it becomes a celebration of the process and the power of the people," he said.

  • I Seen it Wid My Own Eyes! Honest!

    Andrew Breitbart has offered a 100K to anyone who can prove that the N-word or spitting was hurled by conservatives angry at a bunch of left-wing Democrat pols as they marched into Congress after the Health Care vote, as claimed by Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver and John Lewis.

    Now the AFL-CIO chief claims he saw it, yessir, he saw it happen. He seen it witt his own eyes!

    Byron York has more on the story here.

     

  • Where in the World was Melanie Morgan Last Night?

    Right HERE.!

    Assemblyman Chuck DeVore, R-Irvine, uses his cell phone to take a photo of himself with former South Bay Rep. Tom Campbell (right) before the debate.
    Assemblyman Chuck DeVore, R-Irvine, greets former South Bay Rep. Tom Campbell (right) before the start of the Marin Conservative Forum debate Wednesday in San Rafael. The two Republican senatorial candidates are challenging the seat of Barbara Boxer.
    Assemblyman Chuck DeVore, R-Irvine, answers questions before the debate in the bar at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel in San Rafael.
  • Bouncing Babsy Boxer: Trouble on the Horizon

    Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., is used to sailing with the prevailing political breeze, but this year she is heading into a storm.

    "Certainly I think this year is different than previous years for Boxer," said Mark DiCamillo, director of the Field Poll in California.

    Last month, the Field Poll found Boxer virtually tied with each of three potential GOP opponents and she actually lagged behind one, former Rep. Tom Campbell, by a point.

    The day the poll was released, Boxer assured reporters she could handle the challenge, telling them, "All my races have been hard."

    But this race could be different, say analysts.

    "I don't believe there has ever been a time when she was trailing in any measure," DiCamillo said. "I would label this seat this year as very competitive and a tossup seat."

    Boxer's threatened re-election bid is tied to her image among voters, which has worsened in recent months. The Field Poll in January found registered voters viewed her favorably, 48 percent to 39 percent. But those numbers nearly reversed themselves by March, with Boxer's unfavorable rating rising to 51 percent and her favorability score dropping to 38 percent.

    DiCamillo says Boxer was damaged in part by the passage by Democrats of the president's massive health care program. Other political analysts say Boxer has sagging poll numbers because of the anti-Washington sentiment across the country. California is suffering from 12.8 percent unemployment and a massive state budget deficit.

  • Tea Party Express Rolling Down the Road

    April 7, 2010

    Good morning Cheeseheads!

     

    We’re the Tea Party Express, and we’re rockin’ to your town
    We’re the Tea Party Express, and we are gettin’ down
    Gettin down on the issues, shoutin’ it out loud
    WE THE PEOPLE! Can you hear us now?

    Show Producer Dave Logan is holding it down for us from NorCal Command and has a special photo on his post (a hit tip to a special someone who’s been integral to our communications) that includes the line-up for today’s events:

    DAY 12: The Tea Party Express will make its swing through Wisconsin, stopping for rallies in Milwaukee–9:30 am; Green Bay–2:00 pm; Eau Claire–7:30 pm. All times CDT.

    TPX COVERAGE: Tea Party Express, Tea Party Express TV and TPX tour schedules are your best links for tour news and information. And you can attend rallies via your computer by hitting the TV link. Wm and Selena Owens do a great job of producing all TPX TV coverage.

    AND SPEAKING of coverage, dedication and all-around TPX spirit, Terresa Monroe-Hamilton at Noisyroom fills her blog throughout the day with updates. Trying to keep up with her is a full-time job. Tour officials are most thankful for the work she does in support of TPX III. And in between TPX updates, she finds time to include other important items as well. How about this video of LTC Allen West, who’s running for Florida’s 22nd congressional district. Great leader.

    **TONIGHT–The Andrea Shea King Show broadcasts “live” from somewhere in the Wisconsin area. Tune in at 9 pm et. Call us at 646-478-4604.

    To see lots of pictures from the rallies we've been to, go to Radiopatriot.wordpress.com


  • Lee and Me, Eye-to-Eye

    Lee Rodgers is endorsing a candidate in the U.S. Senate race. For the first time, like, EVER.

    Is it Carly? Is it Tom? Is it Chuck?

    The answer coming up right after this commerical message (just kidding.)

    RASSLIN' WITH RINOS IN CALIFORNIA


         Even in blue-state California, uber-liberal Senator Barbara Boxer ("Call me Senator, not ma'am," she lectured a U.S. military officer) has an unpopularity rating that would indicate a vulnerability to a Republican challenger.
          The question is which challenger.  
          Carly Fiorina has a background in the big-time corporate world and a bulging campaign war-chest.
          Chuck DeVore brings a record of principled conservatism in the state legislature.
           Has the prototype for this sort of match-up been seen before?  Let us recall State Sen. (now congressman) Tom McClintock versus Arnold Schwarzenegger in the race to replace Gov. Gray Davis. The battle cry of the Republican moderates was, "Only a moderate like Arnold can win."
           Win he did. And what did Republican party actually win? A RINO who sold out on virtually every principle for which he and his party ostensibly stand, including fiscal responsibility.  One need only look at the financial ruin that is California today to recognize that Arnold makes Gray Davis look like Calvin Coolidge, by comparison.
            This is not to say that Carly Fiorina would follow the time-dishonored path of other RINOs.  But a surer bet not to be another John McCain in the Senate is Chuck DeVore.  
             DeVore's military background is as intelligence officer. That commodity has been seriously lacking in the GOP.

  • Cracking the Egg Assault

     

    Egging a Tea Party Express bus? No yolk.

     

    Two weeks ago, yours truly was standing aboard the Tea Party Express bus when I heard a sharp noise. As an experienced former combat reporter, I feared the worst - gunfire.

    Instead of ducking lead, I was watching egg splatter.

    On our vehicle.

    Andrea Shay King has been keeping tabs on the rest of the story and Levi Russell, the Tea Party Express III Communications Director, has written a piece for Big Government about the egging of one of our buses in Searchlight NV last week.

     

    Police nEGGligence In Tea Party Bus Egging Case

    by Levi Russell

    It’s been about a week since eggs thrown by Harry Reid supporters exploded onto the windshield of the Tea Party Express bus as it rolled through his hometown of Searchlight, NV. The crime, reported to police just moments after it happened, was ignored by local authorities, who wouldn’t return phone calls and dodged responsibility with a line stolen from bad police movies, “Nothing we can do, that’s not our jurisdiction.”

     

    [Read the whole thing here]

  • Thoughts from Rodgers Radio World

    "MODERATION” STRIKES AGAIN!


        I left California for Arizona several years ago and did my broadcasts from my own studio. While Arizona is not without its fiscal problems, they're minor compared to the train-wreck in California. They developed, however, because Janet Napolitano succeeded in convincing some gullible swing-voters that she was a "moderate" Democrat. Then, once in office, she demonstrated her "moderation" by running the state into debt paying for typical liberal social programs.

        Now a Republican governor is trying to repair the damage and the legendary Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County (Phoenix) has announced that he's going to run for the job. The pro-illegal-immigration crowd is in a tizzy, of course, but the debt run up largely on freebies for illegals under Napolitano has opened many Arizonan's eyes. The idea that, as head of the Department of Homeland Security, she would "secure our borders" induces gales of laughter in the Grand Canyon State.



    AFFIRMATIVE SILLINESS


     
        The hiring of Michael Steele as party chairman by the Republican National Committee was obviously, from the start, an affirmative-action tactic.
        Typical of the kind of blundering that has cost the Republican party the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives, the so-called "leadership" was apparently playing a misguided racial-politics game when they selected Mr. Steele.  A game of, "They have a black president, so we'll counterbalance with a black... party chairman??!!"  Only the kind of political hacks who've risen to positions of leadership in the Republican Party could possibly see that as equivalence.
        One of his first acts as the new chairman was to pick a fight with the most prominent conservative voice in America, Rush Limbaugh. That was the first clue that Mr. Steele was not going to be a party unifier. Now comes the sex-club scandal; the spending of party funds for an outing to a nightclub specializing in bondage acts.
        Perhaps the evening was intended to dramatize the position in which Mr. Steele has placed his party: tied-up and whipped.
        There's nothing wrong with the party having a black chairman, but the first priority should be qualifications of the sort Mr. Steele clearly lacks.
        Now his defenders within the party establishment are faced with the uncomfortable dilemma often faced by managers in the private sector forced into unwise hirings under what is manifestly a racial quota system:  they've hired somebody they can't fire.

    (Ed. Folks, Lee Rodgers has a blog and knows how to use it. From time to time, I'll be re-posting his musings. You can read for yourself at www.radiorodgers.com)

  • Just Say It - Obama is a Liar

    President Obama's relationship with the truth is about as conforming as Jesse James in his marriage with Sandra Bullock (sorry, Sandy!)

    Check out Matt Welch at Reason Magazine here.

    Here’s how predictable the president’s slippery relationship with the truth has become: Hours before the State of the Union address, Washington Examiner reporter Timothy P. Carney posted a “pre-emptive fact check” that, among other things, prebutted any presidential claim to have “stopped the revolving door between government and corporate lobbying.” As it happened, that night Barack Obama made an even bolder (read: less truthful) claim: that “we’ve excluded lobbyists from policymaking jobs.”

    In fact, more than 40 former lobbyists work in the administration, including such policy makers as Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn (who was lobbying for Raytheon as recently as 2008), Office of the First Lady Director of Policy and Projects Jocelyn Frye (National Partnership for Women and Families), White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Cecilia Muñoz (National Council of La Raza), and Treasury Secretary Chief of Staff Mark Patterson (Goldman Sachs). 

    When Carney confronted a White House spokeswoman with the falsehood, she conceded nothing. “As the President said,” she wrote, “we have turned away lobbyists for many, many positions.” Just not all of them. 

  • From Mark Tapscott's Copy Desk

    ...at the Washington Examiner. Lots of sizzling reading today!

    Barney Frank slams the revolving door shut

    Examiner Editorial

    "In coming days, this newspaper will ask every other committee chairman and ranking minority member to take the Frank Pledge and promise to keep staffers-turned-lobbyists away from their committees."

    On the president's popularity plunge

    Hugh Hewitt, Examiner Columnist

    "This utter lack of graciousness from the Oval Office won't increase the dismal 34 percent approval the president gets on health care."

    The Catholic quandary

    Bill O'Reilly, Examiner Columnist

    "Believe me, I saw so many loons in my Catholic school days that I should be a Buddhist. But it is the theology, not the church leadership, that keeps me in the fold."

    Foreign thinking missing in foreign policy

    James Jay Carafano, Examiner Columnist

    "As the U.S. deterrent shrinks, others will step up -- not down. The president arms control 'road' is more likely to lead to a new arms race, rather than to 'zero.'"

    Obama is no Mandela

    Mark Hemingway, Examiner Columnist

    "The media would rather report shallow observations about the president they find reassuring than the facts that would make their readers uncomfortable."

    Banning prayer in schools hurts public morality

    Gregory Kane, Examiner Colunmist

    "I've listened to black senior citizens for years who swear that America went to hell in a handbasket once God or any mention of God was kicked out of public schools, with condoms being let in a short time later."

     

  • Rockin' It in Little Rock

    April 3, 2010

    Tea Party Express rocks with Little Rock Patriots

    Kicked off the day on this beautiful wam and sunny Saturday of Easter weekend with a rally on the capitol steps in Little Rock, AK.  You’ll see by these photos that it was a friendly, America-loving crowd– the same type as seen at every other stop we’ve made in the week since beginning this tour in Searchlight, NV last Saturday.

    I just want to say that the characterization of tea parties made by Rep. Steve Cohen couldn’t be more wrong.  Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit posted about it earlier today:

    Awful lib Rep. Steve Cohen compared tea party protesters to the KKK in an interview this week. Of course, he has nothing to back up these hateful accusations but it’s not like the media is going to correct him. We all know that won’t happen.
    News Alert reported:

    Rep. Steve Cohen:

    “The tea party people are kind of without robes and hoods. They have really shown a very hardcore angry side of America that is against any type of diversity. We saw opposition to African-Americans, hostility towards gays, hostility towards anyone who, you know, just wasn’t a clone of George Wallace’s fan club.”

    Do you suppose Cohen will apologize now that Rep. Cleaver admitted the spitting story was all made up?

    Here’s the video… (read more and see other pictures at this link: 

    http://radiopatriot.wordpress.com/2010/04/03/tea-party-express-rocks-with-little-rock-patriots/

    Next Stop:  Tupelo MS at 4:30 pm CDT

    Keep up with the Tea Party Express III - "Just Vote Them Out" national tour events schedule at http://TeaPartyExpress.com

    Watch live stream of the events at

    http://teapartyexpress.tv

    Andrea

  • Singing in the Rain

    The Tea Party Express roll along, despite the crappy weather. It's a great day, rain or shine, to be a citizen of this wonderful country. More from ThirdWaveDave here.

  • Pyscho Update

    Bill O'Reilly Pays Legal Bill for Fallen Marine's Father

    Tuesday, March 30, 2010, 9:37 PM

    Jim Hoft


    Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew A. Snyder
    Died March 03, 2006 serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom
    20, of Finksburg, Md.; assigned to Combat Service Support Group 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; died March 3 from a non-combat-related vehicle accident in Anbar province, Iraq.

    The Westboro cult picketed Matthew's funeral. Earlier today it was reported that the Marine's father is being forced to pay the cult's court costs.

    America's top rated cable news host Bill O'Reilly announced tonight that he will pay the legal fee for the father of fallen US Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew A. Snyder who sued the Westboro cult after they picketed his son's funeral. The father of Albert Snyder is being forced to pay the Westboro cult's court costs.
    Newmax reported:

    No. 1 cable news host Bill O'Reilly said Tuesday that he will personally write a check to cover $16,500 in legal costs for the father of a fallen U.S. Marine who sued the members of a church who picketed his son's funeral.

    According to news reports, the members of the Westboro Baptist Church, located in Topeka, Kan., believe that God is punishing the United States because of its acceptance of gay people. The church garners attention for its views by protesting high-profile funerals.

    On March 3, 2006, Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew A. Snyder died in a non-combat related vehicle accident in Al Anbar province in Iraq.

    "He was a hero and he was the love of my life," said Albert Snyder, Matthew's grieving father.

    During the wake that was held after his son's funeral, family members turned on the television to view coverage of the massive procession involving over 1,500 persons. They saw the church members waving signs and protesting the funeral.

    "I just stood there in shock," Albert Snyder told O'Reilly in November 2007.

    "I couldn't believe that somebody would do that to somebody else. I mean, I didn't know what to say.

    "Finally, somebody yelled, 'Turn off the television.' But I just stood there in shock. I can't believe there's somebody that would actually do that to soldiers."

    Albert Snyder filed a federal lawsuit against the church, and a jury awarded him nearly $11 million dollars for invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress. But the U.S. Court of Appeals overturned the verdict on the grounds that the church's First Amendment right to free expression must be protected.

    Adding insult to injury, the court also ruled that Snyder would have to pay $16,500 to church members, to defray what they spent to defend themselves in court.

    It was a tough blow for the father, who was already trying to raise the funds needed to appeal the Court of Appeals verdict to the U.S. Supreme Court.

    On Tuesday's The O'Reilly Factor, however, the host stepped forward.

    "That is an outrage," he said. "I will pay Mr. Snyder's obligation. I am not going to let this injustice stand."

    Hat Tip Not Intimidated

    Bill O'Reilly, you are a patriot.

    I called Sean E. Summers law offices this morning and asked how we can help. They already set up this website- http://www.matthewsnyder.org/.

    You can donate to the Snyder family- here.
    You can also send the family an email- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." ' + path + '\'' + prefix + ':' + addy75289 + '\'>'+addy_text75289+'<\/a>'; //--> .

  • Federal Swine Gives Birth to California Pork

    A gaggle of politicians gathered Thursday in a vacant lot adjacent to Interstate 80 in Fairfield, 30 miles east of San Francisco, to celebrate California’s first project funded by federal stimulus money. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger showed up late for the gathering. But the whole event was planned around the governor, so it couldn’t start without him and his black-clad entourage.

    It would have been better if he never showed up. His arrogance was on display as he whisked in to celebrate the debt Barack Obama and Congress have piled onto us and our children. As usual, the cadre of guests – most who were local politicians – clapped madly as the governor talked about jobs and fixing the interstate. I thought Californians passed a big bond a few years back to fix the interstate. What happened to that money?

    Watching politicians fall all over while slapping themselves o n their backs is enough to turn a sailor’s stomach. Congresswoman Tauscher’s aide reminded anybody who would listen that it was “federal” money being used for the project. I beg to differ. It is OUR money. The feds confiscated it with outrageous tax laws, and then dangle it in front of us until we bow with glee when they repave a road with it.

    Fairfield’s mayor thanked the governor, who in turn thanked the mayor. Then they took turns thanking Obama. The entire time, several dozen union workers with hardhats posed as props for the dog and pony show. It’s a good thing they were hardy or they wouldn’t have withstood the extra hour it took the governor to finally appear.

    Schwarzenegger is proud of saddling up with the rest of the porkulus supporters and said he’d take as much cash as Obama would dish out. Spoken as the good husband of a Kennedy.

     

    So construction will begin on Monday on the stretch of I-80 between Vallejo and Fairfield. The price tag: $13.5 million. The governor promised that more than 200 jobs would be created, and that every cent will be accounted for. Really? When the contractor running the job was asked how many new jobs have been created, he pointed to one man. One. The rest of the guys and gals at the event are already working.

    When Obama and Schwarzenegger try to take credit for creating jobs with the stimulus, I’ll remember this day. I’ll remember the slap-happy politicians, the governor’s fancy cowboy boots and hairsprayed hair, and the hardhats who are more comfortable around the stench of tar than the smell of politics.

     

    And I’ll remember that one worker who now has work, thanks to Obama’s trillion-dollar hoax.

  • Am I Dead Yet?

    Finally. Somebody spelled out the obvious. This swine flu pandemic is greatly exaggerated.

    The Mexican government is the first to tell everyone to take a deep breath and chill.

    "...The Mexican ambassador to the United States said Thursday reports about the deadly H1N1 flu virus have dramatically overstated the disease's reach, and that just eight deaths can be definitively pinned on the virus.

    Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan, addressing a luncheon sponsored by the Meridian International Group, said just 100 H1N1 virus cases have been confirmed in Mexico, far fewer than the nearly 2,000 press reports have indicated."

    But don't you just love Joe "Gaffe-tastic" Biden's comments on Thursday telling everyone that he has advised his own family to stay off airplanes - don't travel- or they might DIE.

    That's a real confidence builder in Barack H. Obama's calm proclamation that it's all under control because he has ordered the government to spend $1.5 billion dollars on programs that include hand-washing.

    Yup. The grown-ups are in charge now. Ain't it wonderful?

     

  • 100 Days of Lies, Half-Truths

    Lookee here!

     Liberal San Francisco Chronicle political writer Joe Garofoli has helpfully compiled a list of President Obama's lies, half-truths, and shall we say- exaggerations?

    Way to go, Joe.

    (Also, Dick Morris on Barack Obama's poll numbers and what they really mean.)

     

    The statement The distortion
    During the campaign, candidate Obama promised to "eliminate all income taxation of seniors making less than $50,000 per year." No such relief was in Obama's first budget proposal or the stimulus package.
    While discussing increasing drug violence in Mexico, President Obama said, "More than 90 percent of the guns recovered in Mexico come from the United States." Not exactly. That is the percentage of guns used in crimes that have been submitted by Mexico and traced by U.S. officials. Both countries say Mexican officials recover many more guns than they submit.
    At a prime-time press conference in March, President Obama said he was angry about the "inexcusable" bonuses given to AIG executives. Maybe he should have been angry at his own staff, which watered down a bonus-limiting provision in the stimulus bill to any company receiving funds from the Troubled Assets Relief Program. They feared banks wouldn't accept the bonus limits and that the limits wouldn't withstand legal challenges.
    While banning the use of harsh interrogation tactics on terrorist suspects, President Obama said it was a time for "reflection" not "retribution" concerning prosecuting the architects of the Bush-era torture tactics. Last week was a torture contradiction-fest. On April 19, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said Obama thinks the torture architects should "not be prosecuted." The next day, press secretary Robert Gibbs said Obama wanted to "look forward" on the issue. The next day, Obama said it was up to Attorney General Eric Holder to decide what to do.
    During the campaign, Obama promised to remove troops from Iraq within 16 months of taking office. In February, the president said combat operations in Iraq would end by Aug. 31, 2010 - 19 months after his taking office. The compromise was a nod to the wishes of his military advisers.
    The Obama administration has said that it highly values transparency. As a candidate, Obama criticized the Bush administration for cherry-picking intelligence reports on Iraq to fit its goals. The Obama administration has done its own cherry-picking. It released a condensed memo this month from White House intelligence director Dennis Blair that omitted this sentence, which contradicts its position on torture: "High-value information came from interrogations in which those methods were used and provided a deeper understanding of the al Qaeda organization that was attacking this country."
    More transparency: "For a long time now, there's been too much secrecy in this city," Obama said during his first full day in office.

    In a federal lawsuit filed in San Francisco by AT&T customers, the Obama Department of Justice said releasing information collected through Bush-era warrantless wiretapping would disclose privileged "state secrets."

    Shortly after he took office, Obama ordered the closing of the prison at Guantanamo Bay. While a candidate, Obama criticized the Bush administration for creating a "legal black hole" at Guantanamo, where prisoners didn't have any real due process to challenge accusations against them. Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan holds more prisoners than Guantanamo and prisoners there have few rights. But Bagram isn't being considered for closure. The ACLU calls Bagram "the new Guantanamo" and "a prison outside the law."
    Early on, President Obama banned former lobbyists who join the administration from working at agencies they recently lobbied. He waived the rules on lobbyists so he could hire Raytheon's William Lynn as deputy secretary of defense. The administration said he was "uniquely qualified" for the job. The Washington watchdog group Project on Government Oversight said it was absurd to say that Lynn was uniquely qualified.
    At the second presidential debate last year, candidate Obama criticized his predecessor's budget deficits: "When George Bush came into office, we had surpluses. And now we have half-a-trillion-dollar deficit annually." The Congressional Budget Office projects a $1.4 trillion deficit for Obama's 2010 budget.
    In February, the president said combat operations in Iraq would end by Aug. 31, 2010 - 19 months after his taking office. The compromise was a nod to the wishes of his military advisers.
    At the second presidential debate last year, candidate Obama criticized his predecessor's budget deficits: "When George Bush came into office, we had surpluses. And now we have half-a-trillion-dollar deficit annually."
    The Congressional Budget Office projects a $1.4 trillion deficit for Obama's 2010 budget.

     

  • Rino GOP Senator Switches Side

    ...and the grassroots are celebrating!
    Let's take a stroll down memory lane when I stormed Senator Specter's office, alongwith activists from FreeRepublic.com and its wheelchair bound founder  and Navy veteran Jim Robinson earlier this year (alongwith the lovely and vivacious Fairfield, California Councilwoman Catherine Moy.)

  • Lefty Bloggers Credit "Far Right" for Driving Specter OUT

    Well, the bloggers on the far-left have part of the story "right". I report, you judge.

    Radical Right Drives Specter Out Of The Republican Party from Think Progress

    http://thinkprogress.org/2009/04/28/radical-right-drives-out-specter/

    specterprotesters.gifToday, Sen. Arlen Specter announced that he is switching parties to become a Democrat. In a statement released to the press, Specter explained that the GOP has left moderates behind and "has moved far to the right." (Indeed, today's Progress Report discusses how radical elements of the conservative movement are in the ascendancy within the Republican Party.)

    Republican leaders have been swift in their condemnation of Specter's move, dismissing it as an act of "political survival." But Specter's departure from the Republican Party was motivated more by the actions of radical leaders from within the right-wing establishment than by party registration numbers in Pennsylvania. RNC Chairman Michael Steele had called for punishing Specter for straying from strict party discipline, and a chorus of hard-right conservatives have been viciously trashing the Senator for months:

    -- RUSH LIMBAUGH: "Snowe, Collins, Specter [...] you're going to have a number of RINO Republicans. I said earlier today it's great to flush them out, get them out of there. Let it be known that they are not Republicans." [CNN, 2/13/09]

    -- At an anti-Obama "tea party" protest in Scanton, the "loudest boos" were "reserved for Republican Sen. Arlen Specter, while the event emcee discussed the Pennsylvania senator's support for the federal stimulus." [Scranton Times, 4/15/09]

    -- Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) told a conservative blogger Specter "cut our knees from under us." He added that conservatives in the Senate need to aggressively "go after" Specter and other GOP moderates Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME). [The Hill, 2/27/09]

    -- Fox News' Dick Morris: "Specter, Collins and Snowe are Benedict Arnolds." [Townhall, 2/11/09]

    -- Radio show host Melanie Morgan, along with writers from the right-wing website FreeRepublic.com, "stormed" Specter's office and "yelled" at his staff in order to "embarrass" the Senator over his "pro-stimulus vote." [Washington Times, 2/11/09]

    Specter's opponent in the primary -- free market-fundamentalist Pat Toomey -- announced his candidacy on the day of the anti-Obama, anti-tax tea party protests. Despite the the fact that tea parties have been distinguished by calls for violence, bigotry, and reflexive attacks on Obama, Toomey's harnessing of the movement came at a time when Republican leaders like Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) embraced the protests as the future of the party.

    Will conservatives continue to march down the path of radicalism, obstruction, and reflexive opposition to the President, or will the movement change course and reject the rightwing agenda to prevent more defections of GOP moderates?


    Pat Toomey comments at Redstate.com

    The news that Arlen Specter has become a Democrat only makes official what has been true for many years. Senator Specter began his career as a Democrat, switched to the Republican Party out of electoral convenience, and is now switching back for the same reason. Throughout that time, his liberal voting record always indicated that he was more at home with the Democrats.

    In recent weeks, Specter has made numerous statements about how important it is to deny Democrats the 60th seat in the US Senate, and how he categorically intended to remain a Republican to prevent one-party dominance in Washington. What Pennsylvanians have to ask themselves now is whether Specter is in fact devoted to any principle other than his own reelection.

    For our campaign, not much changes. Instead of having Arlen Specter as an opponent in the Republican primary, we will face him in the general election, that is, assuming Pennsylvania Democrats decide they can trust him enough to give him their nomination. Whichever the case, our message remains the same. America is at a crossroads. In one direction lies massive Washington spending increases and more debt for our children, one after another taxpayer bailout of failed corporations, and the higher taxes that are inevitably required to pay for this unprecedented lurch to the left. In the other direction lies the traditional American principles of free enterprise, limited government, and personal responsibility. Those are the principles that our campaign will fight for, and those are the principles I will take with me, and keep with me, in the U.S. Senate. Please join our team at www.ToomeyforSenate.com.

  • Panic Fever

    Guys, do you want to get laid? Well, pay attention. I'll give you the secret to eternal sex. It's three little words.

    Repeat after me.

    "You were right."

    A friend reminded me that in 2005, I was worried about pandemic disease. And guess what - it WAS George W. Bush's fault.

    April  2005

      Mel,

     

     I watched GWB's pandemic announcement.

     

     He didn't mention having a plan to instantly close the borders - or

     anything about immigration

     

     I say this is one more reason to increase enforcement capabilities.

     --

    Mel:

    this is one of the things that worries me the most about the open border policy we have....TB, polio, leprosy...all diseases now on the upswing from people who are sneaking into the country.

    I cannot believe how willfully blind he (GWB) is on this subject.

    Mel

     

     

    Gosh, I am amazing aren't I? Brilliant and prescient, all in the same hot blond package. Ha!

  • The Perfect Murder, So Far

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    Brian Sussman on KSFO yesterday morning interviewing Bill Mayer, of Pipeline News, regarding the Weather Underground bombing of San Francisco's Park Station, in 1970.

    Click button above.

  • Swine Fever over the Potomac

    The left-o-sphere is in full blame-the-GOP mode. Think Progress. The Nation. Firedoglake. The whole lot of them. All shrieking in unison (except for one obscure Kos diarist who won't be there for long) over Rove/Collins opposing flu pandemic funding in the porkulus bill.

    But guess who else opposed flu pandemic $ in the porkulus?

    Charles Schumer.

    D'oh.

    http://michellemalkin.com/2009/04/27/schumer-opposed-flu-pandemic-funding-in-stimulus-too-you-morons/

    As Michelle and others point out,  the Democrats and their media enablers are not going to let this crisis pass without profit.

    NBC, ABC, CBS and all the other BS'ers are in full panic peddling mode. We now have PU every hour, (Panic Updates) which causes more alarm than the situation warrants.

    Why?

    It's the RATINGS, STUPID.

  • 100 Days, 100 Mistakes

    SARAH PALIN, GLENN BECK AND OTHERS ON OBAMA'S SHORT, ERROR-PRONE TIME IN OFFICE

    17. Meghan Clyne on: "I WON" AND THE DEATH OF BIPARTISANSHIP  

    "Obama soared to victory on the hopeful promise of a new era of bipartisanship. During his inaugural address he even promised an 'end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics.'

    "Too bad it took all of three days for the promise to ring hollow.

    "Start with Obama's big meeting with top congressional leaders on his signature legislation -- the stimulus -- on the Friday after his inauguration. Listening to Republican concerns about overspending was a nice gesture -- until he shut down any hopes of real dialogue by crassly telling Republican leaders: 'I won.' Even the White House's leaking of the comment was a slap at the Republican leadership, who'd expected Obama to adhere to the custom of keeping private meetings with congressional leadership, well, private.

    "It's only gone downhill from there. The stimulus included zero Republican recommendations, and failed to get a single House Republican vote.

    "It's not just the tactic of using Republicans for bipartisan photo-ops, and then cutting them loose before partisan decisions, that irks Obama's opponents. The new president wasted no time rushing forward with policies and legislation guaranteed to drive Republicans nuts. The first bill he signed into law was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act -- a partisan hot-button that drew all of eight Republican supporters in the entire Congress. Then there was the swift reversal of Bush policies on abortion and embryonic-stem-cell research -- issues dear to the Republican base.

    (continued below)

    (Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com...

  • Sean Penn: Shut Up and Act

    Today, I want to apologize for my fellow Marin County resident, Sean Penn. He appears to be off his meds (or on too many) and went on a rant that is common among too many pompous millionaire actors who confuse their vast sums of money with their ability for critical thinking.

    I hate to bring any serious attention to Penn, who is famous and wealthy because he is good at acting like a stoner ("Fast Times at Ridgemont High”) a thug (“Bad Boys”) and a drug dealer ““The Falcon and the Snowman.”) Given his much publicized penchant for violence, I wonder how much “acting” he really does when he plays these parts. But Penn’s rant needs attention because others who confuse celebrity with intellect might believe his socialist/commie rubbish.

    Sean penned his latest blather, pretending to be a serious commentator, this week. It was posted at theHuffington Post, where the world’s leftist vipers go to spew their inane ideas that are fit for a rubber room in which their favorite dictators (Hugo Chavez, Saddam Hussein, and the Castro brothers) are housed.

    In his article, “Smiles for Smirks,” Penn attacks anybody who thought it was a bad idea for the president of the United States, Barack Obama, tobuddy around with a murderous dictator such as Hugo Chavez.  (Count me guilty) For the record, many of us knew that Obama would hang out with the world’s thugs because he already had a record of chumming around with domestic terrorist, Billy Ayers, who may still face the music for the terror that his Weather Underground unleashed on America.

    “Further, the criticisms of President Obama's warm greeting toward President Chavez of Venezuela have been the posturing of our nation's most bitter and humanly impotent voices. Why isanyone listening to former Vice President Cheney?” Penn wrote. “He's the one person alive proven wrong on virtually every topic.”

    Sean, I hate to be the one to tell you, but you should kiss Cheney’s feet for keeping you and your family safe – yes even your America-hating friends.  I also hate to tell you that acting is for entertainment, and politics is for big boys who know a thing or two about the world. You’re an actor. Cheney has given his life to public service. People elected him over and over again in Democratic contests. People just paid to watch you act like a gay politician. Get the difference?

    Penn continued: “Then there's Newt Gingrich, who commented on the Chavez greeting as being approached wrong. He suggested that the meeting itself may not be improper, but that it should have been handled with a cold demeanor. This is a pattern of bad acting advice from bad actors. (All wimps think playing a tough guy is done in one-note coldness.)”

    As I said above, Sean: The world is not run by actors, despite what your acting coaches told you. You were in red diapers when Gingrich and Cheney began working for the people. You are not a seasoned diplomat because you are friends with Hugo Chavez, who was buddies with Saddam Hussein and other murderous dictators. Chavez’s government is moving toward hisanti-Semitic buddies in the Middle East.

    “I know President Chavez well. Whether or not one agrees with all his policies, what is certainly true of Chavez is that he is a warm and friendly man with a robust sense of humor (who daily risks his own life for his country in ways Dick Cheney could never imagine),” Penn wrote.

    Agree with his policies? Which ones? Government intimidation of his domestic opponents? Anti-Semitism? Sean,  it’s not funny to befriend folks like Iran’s president who wants to wipe Israel off the face of the earth. What do you and Hugo laugh about with his “robust sense of humor?” Do you talk about how he demeans Jews? Is he “warm and friendly” when he castigates America?

    “To treat such a man coldly is akin to spitting on him. As a country we've done enough of that,” Penn wrote.

    Sean, since when have you and your leftist ilk started worrying about spitting on people? Not during the Vietnam War, when radicals like you spat on returning troops. And definitely not last year, when I personally witnessed leftists spitting and cursing veterans .I’m glad you are ready to lead your “people” out of the spitting age. Maybe you can do a movie about it: “The Day the Left Grew Up.”

    I again apologize to the world for Penn’s idiocy and his puffed up ego that makes him think anybody cares about his diatribes. I am sorry because I think I must have paid to see a movie of his, and I contributed to his delusions of grandeur.

    As one neighbor to another, Sean. Shut up and act.

     

  • Help Wanted: Vets Please Apply


    Border Patrol Opens up Jobs for Veterans and the Army Reserve

    The U.S. border Patrol has a big job, and it’s getting more dangerous by the day. It’s good to see that they are turning to true professionals to continue the efforts to protect our border.

    The story from Newsmax:

    The Army Reserve and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) formally agreed this week to work collaboratively to provide job opportunities for America’s soldiers and veterans to serve with the CBP—a growing agency that finds military men and women a good fit.

    With an estimated 11,000 jobs opening in CBP, the partnership will aim to help Army Reserve soldiers and veterans find jobs in today’s economy, noted a press release from the Army Reserve.

    The alliance, launched under the Army Reserve Employer Partnership Initiative, will help strengthen the community, support Army Reserve soldiers and their families, and contribute to a strong economy, noted the release.

    CBP is the first federal agency to join the Army Reserve’s Employer Partnership.

    “This formal alliance with U.S. Customs and Border Protection presents a remarkable opportunity for some 10,200 trained and skilled Army Reserve Soldiers to potentially achieve their career goals with this federal agency,” said Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz, chief, Army Reserve. “This formal partnership also sets the standard among other federal agencies and the Army Reserve.”

    “CBP maintains a deep commitment to hiring and supporting the brave men and women who protect and defend America,” said Jayson P. Ahern, Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. “These Citizen-Soldiers have a well-earned reputation as exemplary employees with proven leadership, teamwork, discipline and grace under pressure that are immeasurably valuable to any organization.”

     

  • Talk Show Hosts Star in Radio's New Era


    Grandiose gasbags, every one of them, full of sound and fury, the nation's radio talk hosts are increasingly signifying something. Yet as the economy
    collapses, radio is one of the few free things everyone can access, and the ego-driven rants of airwave jockeys have never had a bigger audience.

     

    You may find them alternatively riveting, disgusting, amusing or meaningless. But in all the chaos, more people than ever who are feeling understandably powerless, are yearning for those big voices on radio to inform their opinions - to even mobilize their actions.


    Some pundits believe that Rush Limbaugh, the loudest radio voice of all, has become the putative head of the Republican Party, though party Chair Michael Steele has called him "entertainer." Limbaugh then challenged President Obama to a debate that would determine who indeed is the true
    leader of the Western world.


    Quickly following suit, the wannabe Limbaughs populating 90 percent of the nation's talk shows took up the rhetorical cudgel, though for most, without a scintilla of the master's talent.


    One of the country's few syndicated lefty hosts, Mike Malloy (Green 960), wryly observed that Limbaugh's famous wish that the new president not succeed fit George W. Bush's definition of a domestic terrorist.


    Seriously, though, who would take a talk show host's direction to do anything?

     

    One need look no further than the hundreds of thousands of people who filled the streets of Los Angeles in March 2006. Eddie ("Tweety Bird") Sotelo, Ricardo ("The Baboon") Sanchez, and Renan ("The Boogeyman") Almendarez Coehlo put aside their radio rivalries to protest U.S. immigration policy.

     

    It helped that their shows were among the top-rated morning programs in any language in the huge Los Angeles market. Politicians, union leaders, church ministers and community groups were shocked and thrilled by the power of radio to organize.

     

    And who in the Bay Area can deny that former KSFO personality Melanie Morgan single-handedly began the Gray Davis recall that delivered us Arnold Schwarzenegger?

     

    The message on the airwaves isn't always partisan. On KGO, radio and TV host Joanie Greggains effectively urges people to get healthier. Greggains also questioned the California Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's plan to aerially bombard the counties of San Francisco, Marin, Alameda, Napa and Sonoma with a certain brew called Checkmat LBAM-F.


    Greggains not only got the best UC scientists to debunk the myth that the light brown apple moth was going to destroy the state's agriculture, she rallied busloads to protest in Sacramento. Since then, the aerial bombers have yet to fly again (they did spray in Monterey and Santa Cruz), and the dreaded moth has caused no calamity for California agriculture. Yet most of radio talk is negative, negative, negative. Ratings studies have shown that when Rush Limbaugh is happy, listenership dips. When he is angry, listenership is at its highest. Those findings, I'm afraid, won't go unnoticed.

     

     

    Ed. Christine Craft is a liberal talk show host and attorney in Sacramento, Calif.

  • Tea Party Gets RESULTS...

    It’s not just about protesting in the streets. It’s about demanding accountability from your government at all levels — and getting it. In Woonsocket, RI, Tea Party activists swarmed the City Council and stopped massive new supplemental tax hikes to bail out the public school district. The tax measure, which had been expected to pass 6-1, went down by a 4-3 vote (hat tip - Granite Grok):

    Faced with a heavy outpouring of opposition from property owners, the City Council last night narrowly defeated a supplemental tax bill to wipe out a School Department deficit of $3.7 million.

    The vote paves the way for the School Committee to file a lawsuit against the city under the Caruolo Act, a move advocates of the supplemental tax bill contend will only deepen the School Department’s — and the city’s — financial problems. Caruolo gives school departments the power to file suit in Superior Court to compel their municipal counterparts to provide revenue to wipe out operating deficits, and the School Committee had vowed to vote in favor of such an action no later than tomorrow if the council balked at supplemental taxes.

    After some five hours of discussion, at just about midnight, the council did just that, voting 4-3 against the measure…

    …The measure would have given the city authority to hike all classes of taxes — residential, business and business equipment — about 10 percent. The average homeowner would have paid roughly an extra $231 this fiscal year.

    Though the hike would have been about the same on small businesses percentage-wise, they would have paid significantly more since they are already taxed at a higher rate.

    Before the vote, dozens of residents and business owners weighed in on the supplemental tax hike, many of them expressing anger and frustration at the fast-growing cost of local government. Some urged members of the City Council to find more spending cuts in order to avoid worsening the burden on property owners, while others challenged the council let the School Committee sue the city and fight the Caruolo Act in court – advice the council apparently took to heart.

    “I challenge you to vote no to the supplemental tax,” said city resident Jim Hoyle. “We can’t afford it. Challenge the Caruolo Act. We feel like we’re being held hostage by the School Committee with this act.”

    A local government official smugly dismissed the protests last week as “just noise,” according to Granite Grok.

    The New Hampshire Democrat Party chief derided the protesters as an “unhinged mob.”

    Politicians in both parties underestimate the Tea Party movement at their own peril.

  • GOP Senator Fights to Keep Gitmo Open

     

    Congress is baaaaack!! And they’re headed toward the disaster of closing Guantanamo Bay, as Barack Obama has ordered.

    Congress is back from the Easter recess and the Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, used his opening speech this morning to voice concerns about the Obama administration’s plans to close the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

    This week, Congress will begin debating President Obama’s request for $83.4 billion to pay for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and other overseas initiatives, financing that runs through Sept. 30. That request also includes money to close the Guantanamo prison camp.

    , according to the New York Times

    “The president’s war funding request contains up to $80 million to close the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay,” Mr. McConnell said. “The administration says Guantanamo will close, will be closed by next January. What they haven’t told us is what they plan to do with these killers once it closes. Well, Americans want some assurances that closing Guantanamo won’t make them less safe and, frankly, that’s a very important and understandable request.”

    “Guantanamo,” Mr. McConnell added, “Currently houses some of the most dangerous men alive. These are men who are proud of the innocent lives they’ve taken and who want to return to terrorism.”

    I’ll say they are. When I visitied during Christmas time, one of the terrorists moved his hand across his throat in a sign that he wanted to slash my throat. It is shocking (kind of) that Obama is moving forward on this. His own adminstration found that Gitmo is safe and abides by all Geneva Conventions. so we’re spending $80 million for what? To ensure we don’t hurt Europeans’ feelings?

    The rest of the story:

    Figuring out what to do with 240 or more detainees still being held at the Guantanamo Bay prison is a complicated challenge for the Obama administration, and the White House has begun negotiations with European countries that it hopes will accept some of the prisoners. In a gesture of outreach to Mr. Obama, during the president’s recent trip to Europe, President Nicolas Sarkozy of France said his country was willing to accept one detainee.

    European negotiators have insisted that the United States provide detailed information about all of the detainees that it wants to resettle outside the United States. But European leaders are also insisting that the United States accept some of the prisoners, a move which will be politically difficult for Mr. Obama precisely because of the type of criticism that Mr. McConnell unleashed today.

    Mr. McConnell noted that among the prisoners is Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, believed to be a mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. “We captured him while he was planning follow-up attacks to 9/11 including plots to destroy a West Coast skyscraper,” Senator McConnell said. “If we hadn’t captured him, he may have succeeded in launching the same kind of attack on the West coast as he carried out on the East Coast. This is a man who bragged about decapitating the American journalist, Daniel Pearl.”

    And Mr. McConnell warned the administration of moving too hastily. “The administration as made a priority of closing Guantanamo,” he said. “But its first priority should be to assure the American people that the detainees at Gitmo will never again be able to harm Americans.”

    He’s right. Dead right.

  • Don't Mess With Dick

    The most famous crooked grin in the country blinded his critics as he delivered a roundhouse punch to the Obama administration on Wednesday.

    Former Vice-President Dick Cheney went on the offense against the offensive cretins who de-classified America's so-called "torture techniques" by demanding the administration release ALL of the CIA reports.You know, the ones that showed how effective they were in extracting information from terrorists.

    Heh. Sneaky. Deadly. I like that about old Dick.

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  • Chief White House Advisor Attacks Tea Partiers

    Senior Obamunist Advisor David Axelrod (who looks like a 1930's Parisian policeman) stated Monday that the Tea Party movement is "unhealthy."

    After gagging, I rushed to my computer to post this man's ludicrous statements.

    From

    WASHINGTON (CNN)– Senior White House adviser David Axelrod on Sunday suggested the "Tea Party" movement is an "unhealthy" reaction to the tough economic climate facing the country.

    Axelrod was asked on CBS's "Face the Nation" about the "spreading and very public disaffection" with the president's fiscal policies seen at the "Tea Party" rallies around the country last week.

    "I think any time you have severe economic conditions there is always an element of disaffection that can mutate into something that's unhealthy," Axelrod said.

    Axelrod appeared to backtrack when pressed on whether the movement is unhealthy.

    "Well, this is a country where we value our liberties and our ability to express ourselves, and so far these are expressions," he said.

    "The thing that bewilders me is that this president just cut taxes for 95 percent of the American people," Axelrod argued. "I think the tea bags should be directed elsewhere because he certainly understands the burden that people face."

    Democratic strategist James Carville disagreed with Axelrod on CNN's "State of the Union" when John King asked him if it's unhealthy for "an American to go out and hold a sign and say 'I think my taxes are too high.'"

    Carville said, "No." He called the Tea Party movement "harmless and damaging to Republicans."

    On CBS, Axelrod also responded to Texas Gov. Rick Perry's recent insinuation that his state could secede from the union in response to government overreach under President Obama.

    "I don't think that really warrants a serious response," Axelrod said. "I don't think most Texans were all that enthused by the governor's suggestion."

    Here's a question for David Axelrod - Wednesday, April 15th  I spoke to three tea parties in the San Francisco Bay area. In between, my accountant called and reported I owe $50,000 in taxes that I had no clue was coming, especially since I earned zero income after being laid-off last year.

    And that makes me "unhealthy" exactly how?

    Has this jackass never heard of the most famous tea party of all - in 1773?

    It only becomes "unhealthy" when it hurts Democrat, and even the dopes in the White House are beginning to figure out that Americans don't have tolerance for unlimited Democrat spending on cronys, colleagues, and criminal rackets.

    For more on this subject, tune into tomorrow to KSFO radio, 560 am, while I fortify myself against the germs.......

  • CNN Scrubs YouTube of Tea Party Video

    WorldNetDaily.com is reporting that the embarrassing video of a CNN reporter caught with her bias hanging out has been stripped from YouTube.

    Susan Roesgen was confronted by Tea Party demonstrators over the blatant attack-style interviews she conducted last week in Chicago.

    "..The man Roesgen had been interviewing right before CNN's coverage stopped was also captured by the Founding Bloggers camera, saying, "We don't have any respect for CNN, because it doesn't respect us."

    When the blog posted the video on YouTube – showing a portion of Roesgen's report, followed by its own footage – however, the clip was scrubbed and replaced with the message, "This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Cable News Network, Inc."

    WND reporter Drew Zahn says that news of CNN squelching the video in a copyright claim, despite the majority of the video consisting of original Founding Bloggers material, quickly spread through the blogosphere.

    "It is hard to avoid the inference that in this case," writes John H. Hinderaker of the Power Line blog. "CNN was motivated not by a desire to protect its intellectual property but by a desire to avoid embarrassment caused by the unprofessional performance of its reporter."

    "Obviously we hit a nerve with CNN because they forced YouTube to pull the video down, along with all of the comments people posted," Founding Bloggers responded. "We are in the process of consulting our Founding Bloggers legal team to decide if we are going to file a counter claim against CNN. We believe that we are well within our rights under fair use, but we are not attorneys so….we'll see."

  • Obama's Hug-A-Thug Diplomacy

    POTUS apparently hasn't met a Dictator yet that he won't shake hands with, bow down to, hug or praise.

    This is just plain embarrassing.

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    Obama shakes hands with Hugo Chavez before the opening session of the 5th Summit of the Americas.
  • Chuck and Don, Together in Court

    In between a very busy week mocking liberals and changing the world, one tea bag at a time, I have tried to monitor the situation with a good friend of mine who has been sued by a very nasty piece of work, aging rocker Don Henley.

    Assemblyman Chuck Devore, who is running against Barbara Boxer, used a song of the former Eagle, and turned it into a parody of the Left.

    Donny didn't like that. So he sued.

    What. A. Jackass.

    Chuck responds to the lawsuit:

     

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    Chuck DeVore`s thoughts on the Don Henley lawsuit

    Since yesterday evening, when news of lawsuit filed against me by aging liberal rockers Don Henley and Mike Campbell first broke, online comments to me have been running hot and heavy.  Fairly emblematic of the “fan” mail: “i hope you get in a car wreck and die.”

    Understanding that the DailyKos crowd can never be quieted (save for my untimely demise in a speeding vehicle), I do think it important to set forth what we did with the two parody songs I wrote to be sung in style of Don Henley’s works.

    I penned “After the Hope of November is Gone” based on Mr. Henley’s “The Boys of Summer” with parodic eye.  One can clearly see my intended skewering of Henley and his ilk’s well known liberalism in the lines:

    We never will forget those nights
    We wonder if it was a dream
    Remember how you made us crazy?
    Remember how we made you beam
    Now we do understand what happened to our love.

    That Henley has contributed some $750,000 to Democrats and liberal causes over the years, including $10,000 to Barack Obama and $9,000 to Sen. Barbara Boxer, adds authenticity to the political nature of my ditties.  As the L.A. Daily News reported Friday night, “Henley, a longtime vocal supporter of Democratic causes, has drawn boos from fans in Orange County over the years for making political comments between songs during concerts.”  Indeed.  Henley’s lawsuit shows he’s good at dishing it out, but not so good at taking it.  

    Henley’s lawsuit also makes mention of my parody version of “All she wants to do is dance.” This song came out in 1984.  It was written as an attack on President Reagan’s Central American policy, a policy I was soon after to help implement as a Reagan appointee in the Pentagon.  I particularly enjoyed taking Henley’s critique of cluelessness in the face of President Reagan’s policies and turning it into a critique of the left and their global warming policies, thus parodying Henley’s penchant for leftwing activism while at the same time fashioning an insightful ditty on Sen. Barbara Boxer, my 2010 opponent.  

    Lastly, I note with interest that the D.C.-based bi-partisan musical group “
    Capitol Steps” has been building on others’ work by turning familiar songs into biting political commentary since 1981.  They have yet to pay royalties to any artist and, as their songs are political, unlike, for instance, "Weird Al" Yankovic, they rarely secure permission from the artists whose works they build upon.

    Bottom line, we are responding to the Henley/Campbell lawsuit and expect to prevail.  If an elected official running for the U.S. Senate is not allowed to fearlessly engage in parody, then the First Amendment means little. 

     

     

  • Tea Parties, Just the Beginning

    From my WorldNetDaily.com column today.

    They came on foot, by car, on Harleys. Some were assisted by metal walkers, others pushed in strollers. They also came from divergent political parties. Some love Barack Obama, some not so much. They carried signs, chanted, laughed and listened.

    But they had one message: America has had enough of big government.

    I have been around the block a few times when it comes to political activism. I've seen the worst from anti-American punks dressed in Pepto Bismol-colored skirts and orange jumpsuits. On Wednesday, I saw the best of America, and I recognize her from her roots. Yes, I'll dare say it: The tea parties that took the country on Wednesday came from the roots of America's founding, despite what the lying, pooh-poohing, dismissive, out-of-touch mainstream media reported.

    Did you see the ranting of the CNN newsbabe as she failed to report on one tea party and instead resorted to a liberal lashing that only radicals would call real news. Here's video of CNN correspondent Susan Roesgen while covering a Chicago tea party.

    Frankly, if CNN had any news judgment and even wanted to pretend to be objective, editors might want to fire Roesgen and hand her over to MSNBC where she could foam and bark with Keith Olbermann.

    Liberals were all for Cindy Sheehan protesting (actually sleeping in a hotel room and getting foot rubs) in Crawford, Texas. But they just hated to see true Americans giving big government the middle finger. I hate to give these nobodies attention, but you really need to look at some of the dribble coming from bloggers and the MSM.

    "It is an idea unworthy of even Ronald Reagan at his most senile: Protest against what you perceive to be an oppressive government by gathering in a public place and waving tea bags," a lefty wrote.

    (Notice how liberals are so compassionate to President Reagan, who died after struggling with Alzheimer's. They are the heartless, clueless and drooling followers of their ONE, Barack Obama.)

    The left were emboldened with the election of their leader, Obama. But on Wednesday during the tea parties I attended, I heard outcry from Obama voters who are scared at the direction he is herding his sheeple. I heard from the elderly and the young. Most had never come to a protest before – and I didn't see a wild-eyed radical among the throngs of people who gathered.

    (Column continues below)

     

    I was in San Francisco, the belly of the leftist beast. Thousands showed up to stand for freedom. Why is this so offensive to the left? Because socialists and their brothers don't believe in freedom. They want the government to take our money, our private property, our guns, and then dish out the cash as the government sees fit. As Obama himself said during his campaign: They want to redistribute wealth.

    Now let me address this cockamamie idea that what happened this week from coast to coast was created by the Republicans or Fox News.

    I followed the tea parties along with my friend, Michelle Malkin, from the beginning. It started with a protest here and a protest there. Bloggers stepped in and the word began to spread among people who felt the same thing: There is something wrong in America. It didn't just start with this current administration. It began rearing its ugly head years ago.

    But like the movement against slavery in this country, the word grew. And the feeling of unease wouldn't go away. More and more Americans stepped up and said "no."

    Then the singular cries turned into a battle cry. And, finally, Americans stood up. They would not fear the mainstream media, who mocked them. They would not fear the government, which calls them right-wing radicals. They would not fear the freaks on the left who promised to intimidate.

    As I walked across the street toward the federal building in San Francisco, I spoke with a woman who the day before had just completed radiation therapy for her breast cancer. But she was not going to let that stop her from expressing outrage over the direction this country is headed, including socialized medicine.

    Anybody who believes, who says or writes that what happened on April 15, 2009, was a right-wing conspiracy or a gathering generated from the GOP gives the Republican Party too much credit. It couldn't put together a tea party for two. An estimated 250,000 protesters came out on Wednesday.

    Just look at the presidential campaign and ask yourself: Could these bumbling fools get grandmas and grandchildren to march together for freedom? The Republicans couldn't even get Americans to stop supporting a socialist.

    The tea parties were just a start. We will not rest until the government is back in the hands of the people, and run for the people.

    We won't back down, and our battle cry is "freedom." Go to Aftertheteaparty.com to continue our work.

  • The Party's Over - Now What?

    That is the question that many are asking and some are attempting to answer today - in between crabbing about the reckless, ignorant and clueless coverage of the tea parties by the MSM (a fruitless effort, by the way.)

    RedCounty.comhas an interesting take on where the movement goes from here.

     

  • America Energized by Tea Party Protests, Stunning Turn-outs

    Folks, we blew away the liberals with our tea party tax protest events across the country.

    Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, I attended three parties, San Francisco, San Mateo and San Jose. What a blast!

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    (photo courtesy of disgruntled IndyMedia photog with left-wing bias)

     

    Patriots turned out, organized by the grassroots and hosted by each one of us - that is, ordinary Americans.

    I'll be posting links and stories throughout the day tomorrow.

    Right now, I am worn-out.

    But grateful to everyone who let the empty suit in the White House and the Cons in Congress  know we are fed up with the ten trillion dollar debt plan that the Democrats have rammed down our throats.

    April 15, 2009 6:50 PM

    San Francisco Protests Tax Day With Tea Party

    Posted by Declan McCullagh | Comments 9

     


    (CBS/Declan McCullagh)


    SAN FRANCISCO -- Agnes Bernstein, above, knows how well socialism works, or more precisely, doesn't work.

    The eight-year resident of the San Francisco bay area grew up in Poland under socialist rule, and told a crowd of hundreds at a tax day rally here on Wednesday that she fears the United States is now heading in that direction.


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    Photo Essay: Tax Day "Tea Parties" Across The Country. (AP)

    "The government is growing too big," Bernstein said in an interview with CBS News after her speech. "And I grew up in socialism and I've seen it. And this is reminding me more and more of what Poland used to be. I was fortunate to see the transfer from socialism to a free market economy in Poland and i'm very sad to see that the opposite is happening here."

    The San Francisco rally convened in front of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office in the federal building here, where speakers denounced Wall Street bailouts, the federal income tax, and members of Congress of both major parties they accused of being out of touch with the rest of the country.

    (CBS/Declan McCullagh)
    It was one of hundreds of similar "tea party" events that took place on April 15 -- tax day -- around the country. (Here's background on the tea party protests, a roundup from a few hours ago, and a photo gallery.)

    The San Francisco rally was non-partisan: it attracted Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, Greens, and independents, many of whom appeared to be supporters of Texas Rep. Ron Paul's 2008 presidential bid.

    Call them members of the nascent Leave Us Alone Party, or No More Bailouts Party. The front of one protester's sign said "Voting Republican = More Taxes & Debt." The other side said the same thing about Democrats.

    (CBS/Declan McCullagh)



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    Sacramento Tea Party Draws Several Thousand Supporters!

    We wanted to share a few pictures from the Sacramento Tea Party Protest. Several thousand were on hand by the time the Tea Party was at it’s peak with people coming and going before then. So all in all a total of 10,000 people may have participated during the 3-hour event. Here are just a few pictures from the event:

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    Here’s a report from the CBS affiliate (CBS-13) out of Sacramento. At the time 5,000 people had already showed up!! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">WATCH THE REPORT - HERE.

    Michelle Malkin has the roundup of reports on Tea Parties from across the nation - VIEW MICHELLE MALKIN’S REPORT - HERE

    Special thanks to event organizer Mark Meckler and the first emcee, Eric Hogue of 1380 KTKZ

    UPDATE: Even in LIBERAL San Francisco the turnout was awesome.  Here’s a report from Pipeline News on the San Francisco Tea Party which was led by our good friend, Melanie Morgan - VIEW THE SAN FRANCISCO TEA PARTY REPORT - HERE

    UPDATE 2: Our Country Deserves Better Vice Chairman, Mark Williams, was one of the emcees of the Sacramento Tea Party - VIEW HIS REPORT - HERE

    Bookworm checked in with Charles Martel's report on the SF tea party.

    SFgate.com has the AP round-up.

    InsideBayArea.com

     

  • Pre-Tea Thoughts

    There are upwards of 1500 tea party organizers across the country who are working frantically making signs, coordinating car pools, and the myriad of other activities to make a demonstration successful.

    San Francisco's organizer is Sally Zelikovsky, and she has taken time to write a few words.

    On the eve of our first Tea Party, I feel as if I should say something profound, like a general the eve before a great battle.  I don’t really picture myself as a general but I do see this as a great battle, a pivotal moment inUS history.

     

    I decided to take two quotes from Thomas Paine for all of us to keep in mind as we congregate tomorrow.  Some of us might realize we don’t agree on much outside of this tea party and we might turn to anger; others might decide to stay home and not show up, feeling overwhelmed by what is happening to our country and feeling utterly impotent to effectuate real change.   We’d all rather be at work or at home and yet we are going to take the time and make the effort to fight together for our country.  I salute all of you, great patriots, each imbued with courage to be admired by all.

     

    Simple words by a special man to keep in mind:

     

    “If we do not hang together, we shall surely hang separately.” Thomas Paine

     

    “Those who want to reap the benefits of this great nation must bear the fatigue of supporting it.” Thomas Paine

     

    Don't forget that San Francisco's party begins at 11:00 at Polk and MacAlister (Civic Center Park) and we will be marching over to Princess Pelosi's office by noon.

    Then I am heading down the Peninsula, and will be stopping briefly at the San Mateo demonstration, and then onto San Jose at 4:00 across the street from the Fairmont Hotel in Cesar Chavez park.

    Everybody come out with your flags, your family and your love for our country.

    And don't forget that Brian Sussman and Barbara Simpson from KSFO will also be hosting a party in Pleasanton and that all details are at www.ksfo.com

    See you on the radio or in person on Tea Party Tax Protest Day!

  • Counting the Minutes Into History

    My adrenaline is pumping over tomorrow's Big Tea Party protest. I am so excited to be taking part in protests stretching from San Francisco all the way to San Jose.  I do know my way to San Jose. Highway 101, watch out for us tomorrow! Singer Diana Nagy is coming too - she's small, but mighty.

    I was on KSFO radio this morning at 7:35 a.m. to promote our event, and I'll be reminding everyone again tomorrow morning at 6:35 and 7:35 so tune in if you have any questions or keep checking back on this site.

    I love the fact that the grassroots are stepping up and organizing - from the bottom up. Yes, there are some conservative leaders involved, but mostly the energy is coming from ordinary folks who have never before been involved in a demonstration.

    But the out-of-control spending is driving people to pick up a protest sign, get organized, and active in their communities.

    We are the tea-drinkers of this century.

    The Obamunists call us the radicalized right-wing and are trying to demonize us.

    That is just silly.


    Protesters speaks their minds during a demonstration rally against taxes, echoing the historic Boston Tea Party. – AP photo

    We are regular folks. People like Sally Zelikovsky who wrote a letter to the editor at the Marin Independant Journal, here in California. She is a new friend whom I just recently met.

    And she's fired up. Me too.

    It's time for another tea party

    By Sally Zelikovsky
    What have you heard about tea parties," I recently asked a dozen people.

    "Huh?"

    "Like the one I had with my grandkids last week?"

    "Is this a trick question?"

    These are just a few of the responses my informal survey yielded. It hardly comprises a representative sample, but is instructive nonetheless: The media are depriving us of all the news that's fit to print.

    Millions of Americans are exercising their right to dissent by staging tea parties across the land, yet millions have not read a word about, heard any mention of or seen a single image about it on TV.

    The tea party story that's not being told has nothing to do with doilies and crumpets. It harkens back to 1773 when the Sons of Liberty emptied tea into Boston Harbor as a protest against the king - one of the earliest episodes of dissent in this country.

    Over half the people who voted in November disagree with the economic policies of the administration and Congress. They have reached a tipping point and, in uncharacteristic fashion, are taking to the streets on April 15 in over 300 cities, with thousands expected to protest the profligate spending in Washington.

    They will gather to protest the pork-laden "stimulus," the trillion-dollar budget and health-care proposals that are sure to bankrupt the U.S.

    One can only conclude that while dissent was patriotic in 1773, it is patriotic in 2009 only when the left dissents against the right.

    How else to explain that something big is brewing across the U.S. and you don't know it?

    While I do not claim that the press is an extension of the government, I'm afraid it functions as a de facto arm of the government.

    By failing to report newsworthy events, the press becomes complicit in the promotion of one ideology over another.

    Most credible news outlets reported on the anti-war protesters, the anti-torture rallies and the ubiquitous anti-Bush demonstrations.

    Yet, the same outlets have failed to inform us about tea parties that have already taken place and the hundreds scheduled for April 15.

    We know the press is not allergic to this kind of reporting because local news recently covered the tepid protest in Berkeley on the sixth anniversary of the Iraq War - they didn't miss a beat.

    But when it comes to dissent from the right, they've missed an entire concerto of beats. Blatantly shunning the news should worry us all: Once filtered through the lenses of the press, the news becomes tainted and individuals are at the mercy of those in control.

    Whether you have actually lived in a society where political forces controlled the press or can envision this reality through the power of fiction, demand that the media report on dissent from all sides, in particular, the April 15th Tea Party at Civic Center Plaza Park in San Francisco from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Sally Zelikovsky of San Rafael is an attorney turned stay-at-home mother of three. She is the coordinator of Wednesday's San Francisco Tea Party and founder of Bay Area Conservatives ROAR (Restoring Our American Republic).

  • Left-Wing Hubris

    Just as conservatives once mocked the online wave that helped Barack Obama surf into the White House, liberals are now heaping scorn on the tea party movement. This Web phenomenon may bring tens of thousands of small-government conservatives to tax day rallies across the country Wednesday. They Twitter. They Facebook. They blog. They mail tea bags to Congress.

    Read the full story.

  • Are You Ready!?

    We are a little more than 48 hours out from history. In case you have been hiding under a rock for the past few weeks, here is the very latest on San Francisco's Tea Party.

    Of course, KSFO Radio is sponsoring two others in San Jose and Pleasanton, and I want you to click right over to www.ksfo.com and look under "Events" for details.

    Meanwhile, Sally Z. of Marin County (San Francisco's superb organizer) has some words of advice for all of us.

    WHERE AND WHEN (you know the WHY):

     

    Civic Center (Plaza) Park.

    Corner of McAllister and Polk.

    From there, we walk to 450 Golden Gate (one block) to Pelosi’s office.

    11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

    Come for the entire time or part of it; we will be in either of the two locations.

     

    BE PREPARED TO:

    --cheer and chant a lot!

    --sign the Grievance Scroll (a draft of which is attached)

    --register so that I have your name and email for next time (there will be a next time)

     

    SPEAKERS:

    Howard Epstein (Chair of SF-GOP) will introduce Dana Walsh and Melanie Morgan will also be speaking.

     

    I am waiting to hear from about 3 others.

     

    WHAT TO BRING:

     

    1—pin a teabag to your lapel, jacket.

     

    2—bring extra tea to give to Princess Pelosi, more symbolic than anything at this point as she will be at the Mark Hopkins for her book signing.

     

    3—signs—keep them appropriate.  Stay on message (bailouts, stimulus, budget, taxes, pork, earmarks).  Please refrain from signs that will take us off message and give fuel to the left wing press and left wingers who might show up.

     

    4—cameras and videos cameras: for posterity and security.

     

    5—period outfits, FLAGS!  We will say the Pledge to start this off and we’ll need flags for that as well as patriotism in general.

     

    6—if you have a boombox and have extra hands for it, download some music (appropriate please) and bring it along.  I’m trying to work something out w/ this.  It’s not the end of the world if we don’t have music…it just might be nice on the march to Princess P’s.

     

    7—a great attitude, your principles and a sense of humor as well as purpose.

     

    8—patience.  If the HuffPo or other leftwing brigades bother to appear, DO NOT LET THEM GOAD YOU….that is their sole purpose.  I say: IGNORE THEM!

     

    SECURITY:

     

    1--I am hoping to speak w/ the police in charge on Monday.

     

    2—I have two big “SECURITY” signs which really serve the only purpose of deterrence (kind of like those stickers the alarm companies give you).  If the lefties show up, maybe they’ll be put off by the fact that they think we have security.

     

    3—VOLUNTEERS to carry the signs—PLEASE NOTIFY ME IF YOU WOULD LIKE THIS HONOR.

     

    4—Remember: don’t let them goad you.  Minimize your contact w/ them.  If you see something of concern, get someone w/ a camera to film it and go to one of the police.

     

    5—If you see someone and they aren’t one of us, i.e., they’re wearing an ACORN t-shirt, they have a sign that says “Homophobe or Nazi” etc., they’re screaming certain things at us, they’re not wearing a tea bag pin, do the following:

     

                1---as above, grab someone w/ a camera and keep your eve on them;

     

    2---grab one of our“INFIL-TRAITOR”signs and go stand next to them, have someone take a picture and stick w/ that person for a while…it might agitate them enough to leave or relocate.

     

    3---if you feel comfortable approaching them, you can tell them this and see if it has any impact:

     

    “We have a permit that restricts this protest to matters of taxes and the budget and stimulus/bailouts.  An anti-war or pro-abortion sign isn’t by law permitted at this protest.  You will have to go somewhere else w/ this sign OR take one of ours or I will have to ask the police to escort you away.”

     

  • LetThem Eat Cake, er, Pizza!

    Barrack Marie Antoinette Hussein Obama had better watch out for those peasants with pitchforks.

    Cake and Pizza have a lot of historical commanlity.

    The President has flown a chef 860 miles in order to make his favorite pizza for himself and 140 personal guests.

    Has the White House PR machine lost its mind?! People have lost jobs, homes, savings, and their dignity while the President is dining on St. Louis pizza.

    "..Chris Sommers, 33, jetted into Washington from St Louis, Missouri, on Thursday with a suitcase of dough, cheese and pans to to prepare food for the Obamas and their staff.

    He had apparently been handpicked after the President had tasted his pizzas on the campaign trail last autumn. "

    Chris Sommers and Obamas
  • Obama Reaches Out to Moderate Pirates

    Check this out.

    The Exurban League is reporting on President Obama's efforts to dialogue with the moderate pirates.

    After maintaining his silence for two days, President Obama will soon make his first public statement about the pirate attack upon an U.S.-flagged vessel off the Horn of Africa. After several inquiries and a few well-placed bribes, Exurban League has received an early transcript of the President's remarks:

    Read more here.

    http://thepiratesdilemma.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/pirate-obama.JPG

  • Doubling Down on Big Hollywood (Leftist Goon Tactics)

    DeVore vs. Henley - Round 3

    http://chuckdevore.com/blog.asp?artid=24

    Rocker Don Henley’s legal threats have shut down our rough cut April Fool’s music video Obama lampoon based on “The Boys of Summer” on both YouTube and on Orange County’s alternative newspaper, the O.C. Weekly.  We’re responding with a counter-claim, asserting our First Amendment right to political free speech in parody based on the Supreme Court ruling of Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc.

    While the legal issues play out, it’s time to up the ante on Mr. Henley’s liberal goon tactics.  By popular request, I have penned the words to our new parody song, an expose of Senator Barbara Boxer’s new cap-and-trade energy bill that will operate as a hidden tax that will also enrich a few people. 

    So, here it is, sung to the tune of Henley’s “All She Wants to Do Is Dance” -

    All She Wants to Do Is Tax

    They’re pickin’ up the taxpayers and puttin
    ‘em in a jam
    And all she wants to do is tax, tax
    Liberals been liberals since I don’t know when
    And all she wants to do is tax
    Cap and trade program-from D.C. Inc.
    And all she wants to do is tax, tax
    They pull and push us right over the brink
    And all she wants to do is tax
    Barbara Boxer talkin’ round
    Control in her sight
    And all she wants to do is tax, tax
    Wild-eyed global warmers
    Who ain’t afraid to lie
    And all she wants to do is-
    And all she wants to do is tax
    And break our backs
    She can’t feel the heat comin’ off the street
    She wants to party
    She wants to get down
    And all she wants to do is-
    And all she wants to do is tax
    Well, the government rigged the market
    in the carbon trading scam
    And all she wants to do is tax, tax
    To keep the boys a sellin’
    All the credits they could ma’am
    And all she wants to do is tax
    But that don’t keep the boys
    From makin’ a buck or two
    And all she wants to do is tax, tax
    They still can sell the public
    On the good that they can do
    And all she wants to do is-
    And all she wants to do is tax
    And break our backs
    Well, we barely made twenty ten
    The vote was in doubt
    As we finished up the campaign
    She could hear the people shout
    They said, don’t come back here Boxer!
    But if she ever does-
    We’ll bring more money
    cause all she wants to do is tax
    And break our backs
    Never mind the heat comin’ off the street
    She wants to party
    She wants to get down
    All she wants to do is-
    All she wants to do is tax
    All she wants to do is tax
    And break our backs
    All she wants to do is tax

    We’re working on a new music video.  Others are welcome to take a crack at it too.

    Round One: DeVore for California Campaign Announces ‘Hope of November’ Parody Song Contest

    Round Two: Don Henley Strikes Back

  • April 15th - The Day Americans Took Back Our Country

    April 15 has traditionally been a day of horrors for those Americans who pay taxes. Thanks to Barack Obama and his merry band of thieves, also known as the U.S. Congress, this April 15 Americans are giving the thieves the proverbial middle finger during tea parties across the United States.

    We're mad as hell and we're not going to take their tax-and-spend-and-lie behavior anymore. Call it a national "time out" for Obama and his followers who have pushed the United States to the brink of bankruptcy and burdened us with historical debt. This "time out" isn't going to be just a slap on the wrist. We aren't letting up until Obama and Nancy Pelosi – and all of the tax-loving piglets sucking off citizens' personal income – stop their thievery.

    I will lead tea parties in San Francisco from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 15 at the corner of McAllister and Polk Streets, and in San Jose from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Plaza de Cesar Chavez (he'd be proud of us!) at south Market Street and Park Avenue.

    Show the world you're part of the movement to take America back with the "Time for Another Tea Party" magnetic bumper sticker

    My friends Brian Sussman and Barbara Simpson from San Francisco's KSFO talk radio station (560am), will host a tea party in Pleasanton at the Amador Valley Community Park, 301 Black Avenue. Brian will host from 12:30-2:30 p.m. and Barbara will host from 4-6 p.m.

    The thousands of tea parties across the fruited plains will be much larger than the original tea party of Dec. 16, 1773, when 116 people dumped 45 tons of British tea into the Boston Harbor to protest unfair taxes, among other obnoxious laws imposed on the American colonies by Britain.

    In today's dollars, the tea dumped in the harbor would cost about $1 million, according to Boston-tea-party.org. No wonder the Brits were steamed. I hope Obama and his buddies get the message when thousands upon thousands of Americans stand against them and their pork-laden ways. If they aren't sharp enough to catch on this Tax Day, we'll continue to send home the message. It's kind of like potty-training a puppy: You have to keep taking them outside to show them that it's not OK to potty where we sleep and eat.

    The Nationwide Tax Day Tea Party began in the grass roots, and now big political names and conservative heavyweights are getting involved. But let's be clear: This started from the ground up. The pushing came from Joe and Jane Taxpayer, the folks Obama calls the "bitter clingers." We're just middle-class or working-class or even wealthy Americans who don't like Obama's sharp left turn toward socialism, less freedom, more debt and increased taxes after his lies about decreasing taxes.

    The same held true for the Boston Tea Party participants, according to Boston-tea-party.org:

    The men who dumped tea into Boston Harbor were from many different backgrounds. About one-third of them were skilled artisans such as carpenters, masons and shoemakers. A much smaller number were merchants
    , doctors, clerk, and the like.

    The Sons of Liberty were likely involved in the planning and execution of the Tea Party and played a big part in the Revolution. The modern-day tea parties, I hope, will inspire a cohesiveness resulting in a renewed Sons of Liberty that will fight for the freedom won for us by our forefathers.

    Like the brave men who tossed the tea in Boston, we must be ready to continue the campaign. It has to be part of our lives until we have righted America's course. On future Tax Days, we will no longer flinch at the sycophants in the halls of Congress or White House. They will once again answer to the people, the way our founders intended.

    For more information on tea parties in your area, go to the Tax Day Tea Party website.

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  • Liar, Liar Pants on Fire!

    The truth detector just went off - and oops, Vice President Joe Biden is being called out - again.

    The serial exaggerator is claiming he privately dissed President Bush to his face, and hectored him about his lack of leadership, integrity and truthfullness about the war in Iraq.

    The only problem is that it DIDN'T HAPPEN.

    "...Former Bush adviser Karl Rove, in a FOX News interview, called Joe Biden a "liar" over the vice president's claim this week of having privately castigated former President George W. Bush.

    Rove was the latest former Bush aides to challenging the veracity of Biden's story and an earlier episode in which Biden claims to have similarly rebuked Bush, who said he doesn't remember the incidents.

    "It didn't happen," Rove, a FOX News contributor, said in an interview scheduled to air on "On the Record" at 10 p.m. EDT. "I hate to say this, but he's a serial exaggerator. If I was being unkind, I would say liar, but it is a habit he ought to drop."

    Biden spokesman Jay Carney declined to specify the dates of his boss's purported Oval Office scoldings of Bush. Nor would he provide witnesses or notes to corroborate the episodes.

    "The vice president stands by his remarks," Carney told FOX News without elaboration.

    Those remarks include a shot that Biden took at Bush on Tuesday.

    "I remember President Bush saying to me one time in the Oval Office," Biden told CNN on Tuesday, "'Well, Joe,' he said, 'I'm a leader.' And I said: 'Mr. President, turn and around look behind you. No one is following.'"

    Numerous Bush aides dispute that, as well as a similar assertion by Biden in 2004, when the former senator from Delaware told scores of Democratic colleagues that he had challenged Bush's moral certitude about the Iraq war during a private meeting in the Oval Office. Two years later, Biden repeated his story about dressing down the president."

    I can imagine the shock and tumult in Washington, D.C. over allegations that Biden is quite 'liberal' with the truth.

    After all, there is no historical evidence of tall tales from Mr. Gaff-tastic.

    ".. In 1988, he dropped out of the presidential race after being accused of plagiarizing British Labor Party leader Neil Kinnock. The Washington Post also cited "the senator's boastful exaggerations of his academic record."

    Last year, liberal Slate magazine recalled that "Biden's misdeeds encompassed numerous self-aggrandizing thefts, misstatements, and exaggerations that seemed to point to a serious character defect." 

    Also last year, Biden came under fire for telling a questionable story about being "shot at" in Iraq.

    "Let's start telling the truth," Biden said during a presidential primary debate sponsored by YouTube in July. "Number one, you take all the troops out -- you better have helicopters ready to take those 3,000 civilians inside the Green Zone, where I have been seven times and shot at. You better make sure you have protection for them, or let them die."

    But when questioned about the episode afterward by the Hill newspaper, Biden backpedaled from his claim of being "shot at" and instead allowed: "I was near where a shot landed."

     

  • Obama Morphs Into Jimmy Carter

    I had absolutely no idea that the secret Democrat strategery in electing Barack Obama as our nation's President was to rehabilitate the image of Jimmy Carter. Yes, that's right, a vote for Barry saves Jimmy from going down as the absolute worst President in U.S. history.

    Now that the wool textiles have been stripped from my blinded eyes, I can see clearly now. This whole business with liberating Gitmo "innocents", show tunes for the Queen of England, a non-response response to the pirates holding Americans hostages- it is all part of the Lets-Make-Jimmuh-Carter-cool-again-and-Hamiliton-Jordan-is-dead-but-not-forgotten-effort.

    "...Hillary Clinton, US secretary of state, said while Washington was focused on the latest incident, “more generally, we think the world must come together to end the scourge of piracy”.

    Allrighty then.

    Secretary of State Hillary Happens has handled it all.

    Thank God for Hillary. And Barry. And Richard Holbrooke. Oh, and let's not forget the United Nations.

    Everything is under control, right?

  • Tea for Two, or Twenty or Twenty Thousand?

    It's up to you folks! But I'll be pouring tea at our party on April 15th.

    KSFO has just sent me a final look at the tea party schedule.

    By the way, who is bringing the cucumber sandwiches?

    Pleasanton Tea Party(Brian Sussman 12:30 – 2:30pm & Barbara Simpson 4 – 6pm)
    http://www.pleasantonteaparty.com
    Amador Valley Community Park (across from the Pleasanton Post Office)
    301 Black Ave
    Pleasanton, CA 94566
    12 - 6pm

     

    San Francisco Tea Party(Melanie Morgan 11am – 1pm)
    http://www.meetup.com/bayareateaparty/
    Civic Center Park
    Corner of McAllister & Polk Streets
    San Francisco, CA 94101
    11am – 1pm

    San Jose Tea Party(Melanie Morgan 5 – 7pm)
    http://www.sanjoseteaparty.blogspot.com
    Plaza de Cesar Chavez
    South Market Street & Park Ave.
    San Jose, CA
    5pm – 7pm

     

  • Is it just me, or ...

    ...am I mistaken in thinking that the Secretary of State should be talking to Fidel Castro, instead of the Congressional Black Caucus?

    Granted, I went to public schools, but I thought that members of Congess aren't supposed to be negotiating with the leaders of foreign countries. Especially murderous regimes that have a nasty habit of torturing its own citizens?

    "...Key members of the Congressional Black Caucus are calling for an end to U.S. prohibition on travel to Cuba, just hours after a meeting with former Cuban president Fidel Castro in Havana.

    “The fifty-year embargo just hasn’t worked,” CBC Chairwoman Barbara Lee (D-Ca.) told reporters this evening at a Capitol press conference after returning from a congressional delegation visit to Cuba. “The bottom line is that we believe its time to open dialogue with Cuba.”

    Lee and others heaped praise on Castro, calling him warm and receptive during their discussion. But the lawmakers disputed Castro's later statement that members of the congressional delegation said American society is still racist.

    "It was quite a moment to behold," Lee said, recalling her moments with Castro. "

    Oh yes, Comrade Lee. It was a moment to behold.

  • Taking Back Our Country, Protest Excitement Explodes

    The fabulous and brilliant, highly organized and super patriot Michelle Malkin is tracking all the tea partiers and where we are going to be doing our thing.

    I'll be in San Francisco at Princess Pelosi's office at noon on April 15th and KSFO radio is going to be all around the Bay Area - more details are being formulated as I type.

    But in case you have missed Miss Michelle, check it all out.

    We are nine eight days away from the nationwide Tax Day Tea Party protest. Participation is beyond the wildest expectations of any of the grass-roots organizers who helped get this movement started. Just a reminder round-up of all the links you need to find a tea party near you:

    Tax Day Tea Party
    TCOT Report
    DontGoMovement
    Smart Girl Politics

    Check out the full list of TDTP sponsors and supporting organizations here. Get some Tax Day Tea Party gear here. Track #teaparty tweeters here.

    You can watch a Tax Day Tea Party coalition broadcast here.

    Map:

    Bob Beckel appeared on Fox News this morning to sneer at the nationwide event. He derided tax revolters in Montana, joking that “It was a good thing it wasn’t a vodka party, because I guarantee you they all had guns.” Bigoted Beltway jerk. Beckel also claimed the Tea Parties were “nothing new” and recycled the debunked Playboy website report (deleted from the site) spreading false and illogical rumorsthat the grass-roots movement is directed from the GOP, national tax groups, and CNBC.

    Oh, they wish. The truth is that thousands of people across the country who have never participated in local activism before have driven this phenomenon which started well before Rick Santelli’s now-famous rant. Without the legions of folks who are involved with TCOT Report, DontGoMovement, and Smart Girl Politics, this phenomenon wouldn’t exist. Untold numbers of protesters are as sick of GOP capitulation and Beltway Republican cravenness as they are of Democrat wealth redistributionism. The left-wing conspiracy theorists give Beltway GOP swamp creatures far too much credit. They couldn’t have pulled off hundreds of protests over the past month and hundreds more to come if they tried. There are individual fiscal conservatives in Washington who have carried the torch. But tax protesters have been very vocal that the Republican party establishment is in so many ways a part of the problem, not the solution.

    This is every bit as much about Obama as it is about the GOP lemmings who voted for endless bailouts, who demonized their fiscal conservative colleagues who had their heads on straight, and who continue to sponsor and vote for massive government expansions like the $6 billion national service boondoggle.

    For the next 9 days, the left-wing blogosphere and left-wing clueless pundits will hammer away with their unreality-based Tea Party smears.

    And on the ground, the tax-subsidized and Soros-subsidized troops are going to try and wreak havoc every way they can. Many readers and fellow bloggers have seen signs that ACORN may send in ringers and saboteurs to usurp the anti-tax, anti-reckless spending, anti-bailout message.

    It’s already happened once before — at the Denver anti-porkulus rally last month, when the Media Matters/Daily Kos crowd shifted media attention away from the policy message by manufacturing fake outrage about some stunt-puller who showed up with a sign comparing Obama to Hitler that I didn’t see and asked for a picture. The local newspaper, the Rocky Mountain News, took the bait.

    The Rocky Mountain News, incidentally, no longer exists. But the Tea Party movement has flourished despite the best efforts of national media outlets to ignore it, belittle it, and debase it.

    Another tack: As Beckel signaled, leftists are going to use fear-mongering to paint mainstream taxpayers who believe in the Second Amendment, the Constitution, limited government, low taxes, and fiscal responsibility as fringe wackos. They have already exploited the Binghamton and Pittsburgh shooting sprees for political gain. They have no shame. Be prepared. Confront them with their own rank hypocrisy and unhingedness. Don’t get distracted. And don’t let your local media get away with lazily recycling their smears.

    Shockingly, a purportedly conservative website, Culture11, is disseminating yet another Tea Party smear — that the movement is racist:

    When Are White People Going To Stop Waiting For A Handout?
    By Kris Broughton

    They revolt. Secede. Take other people’s property and rename it as their own. Shoot a few folks if they get in the way. Which is how you get British colonies that become the United States of America.

    Or, in its most recent incarnation, “We Surround Them”, or these infamous “Tea Parties” that are supposed to be taking place all over the country, a small but determined fragment of America’s white population, along with their favorite token minority self hate monger, Michelle Malkin, have decided that they are tired of their values and their way of life being rejected by the government, and the rest of the public that doesn’t agree with them. They are ready to “take back the country.”

    When, oh when are these white people going to stop waiting for somebody to give them something?

    Oh well. I guess I’ll be turning on the TV in a few minutes to see yet another privileged group of white men, who insist they and they alone are entitled to hold the opinions that count on the economy, the government, and the president.

    It’s only a matter of time before this bunch starts whining about losing its lack of influence.

    Lack of influence? Project much?

    I leave you with what Culture11’s Kris Broughton would no doubt call more expressions of “minority self hate mongering” — from Tea Party Anthem singer Lloyd Marcus. When they smear, sing louder. Get a fellow tax revolter to register to vote. Then sign up 10 more. Don’t get mad. Get active. If you sit on the sidelines, they win.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2H8xHFXC8U

    Four hundred people turned out in Naples Fl this weekend to raise their voices.

    Reader Marie e-mails me that Hawaii’s joining in, too: Hilo Hawaii Tea Party - April 15 Kamehameha Statue, Kamehameha Avenue - Hilo Bayfront 4:30 PM-6:00 PM.

    Reader Linda e-mail: “The Chicago Young Republicans have organized a truly spectacular event later in the day on April 15th that’s complementary to the earlier Daley Plaza protest. The afternoon protest ends at 2pm on Michigan Avenue, after a march from Daley Plaza through the city to the plaza by the Tribune Building. At 430pm, the Chicago Young Republicans have scheduled an event at Navy Pier, which is a short walk from the Tribune building east to the lake….The Chicago Young Republicans have pulled out all stops to actually recreate the Boston Tea Party on Lake Michigan with the largest tall ship in the country, and a rally at Navy Pier at the Billy Goat Tavern from 430pm - 9pm on April 15th (including an adventure onto Lake Michigan with the Tall Ship, and both a big sendoff for the ship and a cheer for its return to the dock, all replicating the actual Boston Tea Party).”

    From reader msb: “Bucks County Pa. Tea Party, Sat. April 18th; See, www.tea4change.com for more information and details!”

    Info on the Burleson Tx Tea Party and reported attempts to “shut it down.”

    Corrected info from McAllen Tx Tea Party organizers.

    Glenn Reynolds interviewed Tea Party organizers here.

    College kids organize a UC Merced Tea Party.

    And another campus tea party in colonial Willamsburg VA:

    William and Mary Students Plan Colonial Area Tea Party

    WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia—Residents and students will rally at The College of William and Mary, on April 11 at 1:00 pm, to protest ballooning government spending.

    The rally is being planned as part of a nationwide movement of everyday citizens voicing their opposition to out of control spending by the federal government. The event will take place at the Crim Dell Amphitheater on campus at The College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, the colonial capital of Virginia.

    “We need to send a message to our government that people are fed up with excessive spending and programs that jeopardize the American dream. We are tired of the waste.” stated sophomore Amanda Russell.

    All area residents are invited to attend the Colonial Area Tea Party at William and Mary on April 11 starting at 1:00 pm. Attendees should bring own signs and posters, and are encouraged to invite their neighbors and friends. This event will be non-partisan and is open to all political persuasions. More information on speakers and itinerary will be released as confirmed.

    Still one of my favorite signs from all the Tea Party protests so far — simple, clear, non-partisan, positive, and fundamental:

     

  • Princess Diana, She Ain't

    I can't help it - the cattiness in my personality cannot be denied. Mrs. OH OH has the world's fashion writers slobbering all over her, but it looks like the sappho lovefest hasn't extended to the rest of the us.

    "..A Michelle Obama cover doesn't hurt a general-interest magazine, the numbers suggest, but it doesn't produce more than an occasional lift either.

     

    New York magazine's March 23 issue, with a cover story about "The Power of Michelle Obama," looks like it produced "average" sales, New York said April 3, although the numbers remain subject to change. "

    New York magazine's March 23 issue looks to have produced only 'average' sales.
    New York magazine's March 23 issue looks to have produced only 'average' sales.

     

  • The Sky is Falling, The Sky is Falling

    Yes, Chicken Little, the sky is falling and we are all doomed to die! At least, that's what Al Gore and his gangs of cap-and-traders want us to think. They have manufactured a crisis about global warming that is going to cost us trillions of dollars, thrown into a wormhole in the universe, never to be seen again.

    A band of Boxers led by Bouncing Barb will try to convince us from the Senate floor that the cap- and- trade money market schemes and carbon taxes are the ticket to fields of green. It’ll mean green for some, all right, like Green-guru Gore and his Green Goons.

    Sen. Boxer is also the same environmental whacko who changed the 1993 Clean Air Act amendment legislation that allowed California to mandate MTBE into our gasoline supplies. It was later banned after a ten-year effort by my radio station, KSFO, grassroots activists and the leadership of now retired state Sen. Richard Mountjoy. Later, when I confronted Ms. Boxer about her egregious error endorsing MTBE, she blithely responded "Oops. I guess I made a mistake."

    I'll say.

    At the same time we were fighting the poisonous gas additive that causes cancer in lab rats, Boxer was also busy sneaking in the funding mechanism designed to make a gazillion dollars for the eco-oligarchy (back to Green guru Gore). You’d think she’d worry about the fact that MTBE would cause cancer in rats if she can’t work up the empathy for humans.

    The so-called the Cap and Trade system, is a full-out fraud. There is no other way to describe it.

    Richard Drury, Communities for a Better Environment’s Board President, wrote in a 2006 article: “Prior to pollution trading programs, there was no “right” to pollute at all . . .However, to allow companies to buy and sell the “right” to pollute, it was necessary for the first time to create a new property right in pollution itself. The new “right” to pollute jeopardizes the public’s right to govern its own environment, reversing hundreds of years of common law and good government…”

    I worked with Richard Drury on the ban against MTBE in the mid-90s and the effort to stop pollution tax credits.  He told me 10 years ago that cap-and-trade is just a scam, and even his Princeton University professor who designed it admitted it doesn't strike at the heart of the polluting problem - smokestacks that belch ugly gases into the air. Instead, it has become a monopoly game, with the very rich and powerful like Al Gore swapping get-out-of-pollution-jail free cards with his wealthy buddies.

    Why should you care? Because citizens are going to carry the saddle bags loaded with heavy taxes while the Green Gods of society rake in the greenbacks. Even Barack Obama admitted that cap-and-trade will wallop the middle class with hefty bills.

    How does cap-and-trade work? The Heritage Foundation has a clear synopsis of it”

    “These measures would set a limit, or cap, on carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel use. The effect of such a cap would be to impose rationing of coal, oil, and natural gas on the American economy. Each covered utility, oil company, and manufacturing facility would be given allowances based on past emissions or some other formula. Those companies that emit less carbon dioxide than permitted by their allowances could sell the excess to those that do not; this is the trade part of cap and trade. Over time, the cap would be ratcheted down, requiring greater cuts in emissions.”

    And how does that translate to the unwashed masses of citizens?

    “A study by Charles River Associates puts the cost (in terms of reduced household spending per year) of (one proposed law) at $800 to $1,300 per household by 2015, rising to $1,500 to $2,500 by 2050. Electricity prices could jump by 36 to 65 percent by 2015 and 80 to 125 percent by 2050. No analysis has been done on the impact of (this legislation) on gasoline prices, but an Environmental Protection Agency study of a less stringent cap and trade bill estimates impacts of 26 cents per gallon by 2030 and 68 cents by 2050, according to the Heritage Foundation.

    In other words, we’re getting hit hard and it will take us years to stagger back – if we can ever walk straight again.

    “An impartial analysis from MIT makes clear the price will be substantial: more than $300 billion in new taxes every year,” according to FOX News.

    All of this is based on the left-wing farce of global warming, the scare drummed up by scientists who make their living off of government grants handed out by, you guessed it, the Green Gurus and their minions, Mr. and Mrs. Greenjeans.

    Is the sun burning up the earth (Uncle Al says “the earth has a fever”) because you used a gas lawnmower? Ask the folks in Fargo. Is Mr. Greenjeans Gore raking in the greenbacks on your back? You betcha.
  • John McCain: The Story Most Americans Don't Know

    I am the first to admit that I have never been a John McCainiac. I do not like many of his positions, and stated my opinion quite forcefully on a number of occasions.

    I have profound differences with the Senator, especially on illegal immigration, and I am skeptical about how 'conservative' the Senator really is.

    Senator McCain has made it a point to be a 'maverick' by taking on his own party, when he should have been attacking the Democrats.

    Frankly, it pissed me off.

    HOWEVER.

    Karl Rove has written about the John McCain that we do not know about. And his account of a dinner he had with Col. Bud Day has thawed my frozen feelings about this man.

    If I learned nothing from the 90's under the Clinton Presidency, it is this: character counts. 

    After you read this account by Karl Rove, ask yourself this question: Would Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama reacted the same way in Hanoi, or allowed their spouses to adopt children who certainly would have died if Cindy McCain had not brought them home to America?

    One other thought before I hand you over to Karl Rove's piece. It is something that I have debated in my head extensively --I was not sure if I should write anything because of the enormous potential to be misconstrued by MSM.

    What the hell.

    Senator Obama doesn't OWN the race issue, just because he happens to be half black and half white. His heredity is not of his own choosing, and having a dialogue about race right now is greatly complicated by Obama's friendship with Rev.Wright, who appears to blame White America for everything that is wrong with the country today.

    Senator McCain has many important things to say about race, too. Issues that I hope he will discuss out on the campaign trail.

    That's because the Senator and his wife adopted a black baby from an orphanage run by Mother Teresa. That undernourished and forgotten child has grown into a lovely young lady, nurtured by a family that has shielded her from the glare of public life. 

    They did this because they couldn't stand the idea of ANY child dying due to malnutrition and neglect. Cindy McCain had an opportunity to do something really, really important. John and Cindy McCain changed their lives, and the lives of their family members by loving a child not their own.

    That's pretty heroic in my book.

     

    Getting to Know John McCain

    By KARL ROVE
    April 30, 2008; Page A17

    It came to me while I was having dinner with Doris Day. No, not that Doris Day. The Doris Day who is married to Col. Bud Day, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, fighter pilot, Vietnam POW and roommate of John McCain at the Hanoi Hilton.

    As we ate near the Days' home in Florida recently, I heard things about Sen. McCain that were deeply moving and politically troubling. Moving because they told me things about him the American people need to know. And troubling because it is clear that Mr. McCain is one of the most private individuals to run for president in history.

    [Getting to Know John Mccain]

    AP

    Col. (Ret.) Bud Day with John McCain at a campaign stop in Pensacola, Fla., in January.

    When it comes to choosing a president, the American people want to know more about a candidate than policy positions. They want to know about character, the values ingrained in his heart. For Mr. McCain, that means they will want to know more about him personally than he has been willing to reveal.

    Mr. Day relayed to me one of the stories Americans should hear. It involves what happened to him after escaping from a North Vietnamese prison during the war. When he was recaptured, a Vietnamese captor broke his arm and said, "I told you I would make you a cripple."

    The break was designed to shatter Mr. Day's will. He had survived in prison on the hope that one day he would return to the United States and be able to fly again. To kill that hope, the Vietnamese left part of a bone sticking out of his arm, and put him in a misshapen cast. This was done so that the arm would heal at "a goofy angle," as Mr. Day explained. Had it done so, he never would have flown again.

    But it didn't heal that way because of John McCain.

  • Keeping a Close Eye on the Netroot Nuts...

    I clicked over today for my bi-annual review of the Media Matters slime machine.

    These guys! They are such comedians! I always visualize their writer- drones locked in some dank D.C. basement pounding out a 1250 word response to some innocuous statement made by my friends on the Right. If these hacks made money by the word, Media Matters would be bankrupt.

    Anyway, I was delighted to discover that my pal Sean Hannity has the lefty crowd braying like asses over comments made on Hannity & Colmes about the Wright/Obama media coverage.

    The Ober-Fuhrer Keith Olbermann has named Hannity Worst Person in the World.

    Again.

    Sigh.

    But folks, let's say it the way it really is--Hannity in the cross-hairs of the nut-roots crowd is a Badge of Honor. Conservatives could make a bunch of money by having a yearly dinner for the person named 'Worst Person in the World' the most times.

    Stray thought. I wonder if my term 'cross-hairs' will cause Media Matters to accuse me (again) of inciting violence?

    Nah.

    Media Matters for America only lies about statements made by the Right about the Left.

    Rock on, Sean!

  • When You Are Wright, You Are Wrong

    Dr. Earl Ofari Hutchinson, a black pastor from Seattle, is writing today what I wrote yesterday...that Barack Obama made a big mistake in responding to the always wrong Wright.

    Fox News has a new poll out verifying that Senator Obama's ship is taking on water.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/earl-ofari-hutchinson/obama-not-wright-is-obama_b_99294.html

    My 'I told you so' moment is here.

    "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying for the wrong remedies."

    Groucho Marx

  • INCOMING! Defeatist Democrats are Firing Live Ammo

    Warning to all Patriots: grab your flak jackets for incoming slander about our troops.

    Today, the Democrat lying machine will be firing away at our troops and the mission for which they are fighting in Iraq.

    You must be prepared for the assault on the war effort. That's why I am here to help. I plan to provide updated filters on what the Democrats say, and what they really mean. Please don't assume it is one and the same.

    Watch for the George Soros funded MoveOn.org. They are the Commanders in the war against our troops. 

    MoveOn.org is planning to parade around Washington with a banner mocking the 5-year anniversary since President Bush was photographed landing on a USS carrier, speaking to the troops, while a Mission Accomplished sign blew gently in the background.

    The Pro-Defeat contingent is rallying around Armchair General Nancy Pelosi and her talking points to undermine troop morale.

      Politico’s Crypt Blog: Democrats Prepare For 5-Year Anniversary Of "Mission Accomplished " 

    By Daniel W. Reilly

     

    Congressional Democrats are preparing a flurry of activity on Thursday to mark the five-year anniversary of President Bush’s now infamous “Mission Accomplished” speech marking an end to major combat operations in Iraq.

     

    Democratic aides from both chambers told the Crypt they planned on highlighting the anniversary as Congress continues to debate an Iraq war supplemental spending bill.

     

    Aides and members said they were planning on marking the anniversary throughout the day on Thursday with floor speeches, press conferences and other actions.

     

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) sent out a set of talking points on Tuesday night highlighting casualties in Iraq, the economic costs of the war and the effect the war has had on military readiness.

    Our side will not remain on the sidelines unarmed.

    http://www.troopscoop.typepad.com

     From the Frontlines...

    Significant weapons caches found;  and among others, a high ranking AQI member captured.  Our troops feeling very proud as a new building for the Rashid District Council Hall is opened; a girls school is refurbished, where there was no electricity or usable restrooms; and teaching sanitation and personal health in small villages.

    _______________________________


    Multi-National Corps - Iraq
    Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
    APO AE 09342

    April 30, 2008


    MND-B soldiers find 2 significant cache finds in Baghdad


    FOB FALCON - MND -  April 28,  Soldiers of Co A, 1st Bn, 22nd Inf Regt, 1st BCT, 4th ID seized 107 mm rockets and an incomplete EFP during security patrols.  The soldiers discovered the cache acting on info provided by an informant in the Saydiyah community, after they detained 5 individuals and a sixth suspected of plotting terrorist activities against Iraqis and CF in Baghdad.
    Soldiers from 2nd Sqdrn, 2nd Stryker Cav Regt also discovered a mortar system near a mosque in Abu T'shir, while acting on a tip from an anonymous citizen.
     

    Local citizens fend off AQI attack

    TIKRIT - Defensive actions by local citizens of the Diyala Province against AQI resulted in the death of 12 insurgents, April 28.
    The SOIs' ability to repel the initial attack provided Iraqi SF enough time to conduct a hasty offensive op with minimal CF support.


    Iraqi soldiers turn in weapons cache

    CAMP STRIKER - Iraqi Soldiers retrieved a cache in the vicinity of PB Lion's Den, approx. 7 km southwest of Baghdad, April 27.
    Info from a detainee led the Soldiers to the cache that was buried by a canal, consisting of 80 machine gun rounds, 4 69 mm mortar rounds, a 120 mm mortar round, and 2 bags of homemade explosives.
          

  • Meanwhile, back in Berkeley with the CodePinkos...

    The Berkeley College Republicans are exhibiting their gutsy 'in-your-face' attitude to the patriotism deficit of the Berkeley City Council.

    Following in Move America Forward's footsteps, the College Republicans are petitioning the City Council for the same privilege to protest in front of the Marine Recruiting Center, where CodePink has free parking and sound privileges every Wednesday from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.

    Anybody want to guess the reaction of the City Council?

    (cue the chirping crickets)

  • ...Because I CARE about the Environment....

    ..and sky-rocketing gasoline prices, as the meter clicks over to $60.00 to fill my big-honkin' SUV.

    My love affair with my silky machine begins with a luxurious drive, GPS, On-Star, and a step-up for a short person to peer over traffic. Let's not forget the video machine for long rides to keep the little ones entertained when we aim the freedom mobile for a camping trip to Yosemite, or a day jaunt to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. 

    Millions of other American women with kids appreciate our SUV's, no matter what the Preius crowd says.

    But,  Soccer Mom's need to know about how to save Mother Earf from the giant blazing hole that the greedy corporate EVIL oil companies will punch in the ozone with the gas-guzzling vehicles that women with families cannot do without.

    Please, don't thank me.

    Thank Al Gore. He's the one doing the heavy-lifting because he cares!

    It's what I do as a concerned Citizen of the Planet.

    2008’s Top Fuel-Efficient Three-Row SUVs

    Ten affordable ways to take it all with you without leaving your full paycheck behind.
    2008 Toyota Highlander
  • B. Hussein Obama does 180 over Rev. Wright

    Everybody from Blue America to Red America is weighing in over the national press conference yesterday by Barry Obama --what?! --that's the name that Obama went by during his high school days at his exclusive prep school in Hawaii-- and his renunciation of the Reverand Wright.

    So, I might as well join in the chorus.

    The ONLY reason BHO is distancing himself is because he is being attacked by liberal MSM, which (shockingly) understands that this controversy has hurt him. Where was MSM when this website reported the facts surrounding Wright's Afro-centric church and his sermons a year ago? Hmmm?

    But, I digress.

    Obama addressing this question is a serious miscalculation for his campaign. The story would have died (eventually) and every day that he addresses Wright and his spittle-mouthed hatred of white America takes Obama off-message.

    The RNC must be doing some salivating of its own.

    The question is whether Hillary will be able to capitalize on this misstep.

    The answer is Hip-Hip-Hooray YES. The news cycles will be endlessly re-playing the video, the side-by-side comparison of Wright vs. Obama statements for weeks to come.

    Playing political pundit here as I often do on TV, the bigger question is whether this will de-rail Obama from the nomination in Denver.

    Emboldened, I will say NO.

    Obama is still the Democrat nominee no matter how far Clinton's people stretch the story over the bones of decaying HillaryLand to become the next U.S. President.

    I could provide a dozen different links to Obama's video, Wright's rantings, and who has what to say. But you have probably seen, read or heard most of them.

    So, just pour yourself an adult beverage and watch the temperture rise over liberals Cat Scratch Fever.

     

     

     

  • "Stop Bitching, Start Drilling"

    Is anybody aware of the fact that there is a reservoir of oil underneath the shale of North Dakota that rivals Saudi Arabia x 2?

    I sorta suspected that to be the case, because my family owns the mineral rights for some property in Wyoming that has (roughly) the same geological composition as North Dakota.

    But the environmental whacks have stopped every effort to drill for oil.

    Just like they have in the frozen tundra of ANWAR.

    With gasoline prices topping $4.15 at my neighborhood station, isn't it time that we started shouting down the hooligans who are slowing our economy? 

    PipelineNews has the story from it's special correspondant Dennis Avery here.

    April 24, 2008 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - One of the most extensive oil deposits in the world - the huge Bakken Formation - underlies North Dakota and Saskatchewan. The Bakken holds up to 500 billion barrels of oil, double the proven reserves of Saudi Arabia. But it lies in thin, shallow shale formations that are hard to drill and don’t flow readily. Is the Bakken America’s energy independence; a dire threat of global overheating; or just expensive holes in the ground?

  • "Peace Thugs" Assault, Part II

    The story of Iraq war veteran Jason Swartout,  the attack on him, his wife Carrie and their 15-year old son in front of their three younger children still has my blood boiling.

    The Swartout's have been regularly counter-protesting against CodePink on a quiet street corner in Edinboro, Pa. until last Tuesday.

    That's when all Hell broke loose, as their teenage son shot video of the Lefty activities.

    On a public street.

    I am hearing that the DA's office is now charging the war veteran and his wife for the incident. If this is true, I am completely stunned.

    Updated 4/29/2008

    (from GOE website)

    Harassment charges are being filed against the Iraq Veteran and his wife and no charges are being filed against the thugs who assaulted them.  How can the District Attorney justify this travesty of justice?

    Carrie Swartout was supposed to be on TV tonight with Bill O'Reilly. I'll check YouTube and post if she, in fact, appeared to tell the story of what happened over the weekend in Edinboro, Pa.

    Gathering of Eagles has the shocking video is now available here.

    It is importantto remember that the people who did this are HILLARY CLINTON supporters.

    It is important to remember that the Democrats do NOT support the troops.

    What in the name of goodness is going on in this country?

    Read more here.

  • The Worst Political Ad in History?

     

    Outrage: DNC Ad Shows U.S. Soldiers Being Blown Up

     

    By: Jim Meyers Of Newsmax.com

     
     
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    The Democratic National Committee has sparked outrage among veterans and others across the internet by running an anti-John McCain ad that shows U.S. soldiers being blown up.

    After the new ad’s voice-over castigated McCain for suggesting that the United States may stay in Iraq for “maybe 100” years, the footage becomes shocking. The DNC ad then shows an explosive device detonating near two soldiers standing beside a palm tree. The two soldiers disappear in an explosive fireball. The video also shows images of burning vehicles.

    You can see the DNC adClick Here Now The footage appears similar to film taken by jihadists who videotape IED explosions that kill American combat troops.

    The jihadists place the video on the internet to tout their "kill Americans" campaign success. The Army estimates that more than 6,500 jihadist Web sites promote violence against America and American troops. Many U.S. media outlets have refused to air excerpts from such videos for several reasons - including out of respect of the servicemen and women depicted in the videos.

    The DNC apparently does not agree. Calls to the DNC for comment and for information about the footage went unreturned. The Republican National Committee harshly criticized the ad, stating: “It is becoming clear that [DNC Chairman] Howard Dean and the Democratic National Committee will say and do anything to defeat John McCain.”

    The RNC demanded that the ad be stopped. The McCain campaign and the RNC contend that the Democrats have been distorting McCain’s comment that the United States may remain in Iraq for "maybe 100” years.

    Such critics say McCain’s comments have been taken out of context. The Associated Press reported that he actually went on to say: “As long as Americans are not being injured or harmed or wounded or killed, it's fine with me, and I hope it would be fine with you, if we maintain a presence in a very volatile part of the world where al-Qaida is training, recruiting, equipping and motivating people every single day."

    Republicans also allege that the DNC violates federal election law by coordinating its ad campaign with the Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton campaigns. The RNC counsel has sent letters to the heads of NBC, CNN, and MSNBC demanding the ad be pulled.

    © 2008 Newsmax. All rights reserved.
  • Most Frequent E-Mail Humor to MelanieMorgan.com


    The federal government is sending each of us a $600 rebate.

    If we spend that money at Wal-Mart, the money will go to China. If we spend it on gasoline it will go to the Arabs. If we buy a computer it will go to India . If we purchase fruit and vegetables it will go to Mexico , Honduras , and Guatemala. If we purchase a good car it will go to Japan . If we purchase useless crap it will go to Taiwan and none of it will help the American economy.

    The only way to keep that money here at home is to spend it on prostitutes and beer, since these are the only products still produced in the US . I've been doing my part, and I thank you for your help.

    Governor Spitzer

  • Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Media Lap Dogs, and Catchy Counter-Protestors

    Let's get it straight about the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's news conference in D.C. today, shall we?

    The effort should be identified correctly as the "It's All About ME' tour, storming into the National Press Club with his loyal entourage.

     Rev. Wright angrily fights back against the eviiiil, white media who are determined to defame him with his.own.words.  

    But Obama's campaign had a strange response during an appearance on Hardball with Chris Mathews.

    This is just plain odd, because it's the guilt-stricken progressive white media who are championing Wright's 20-year congregant Senator Barry Hussein Obama.

    Whatever. Here's some cool pictures by the Freepers who showed up to annoy the liberals.

    via MichelleMalkin.com

     

  • CodePinkos in New Jersey, Shocked and Awed over Patriotic Response!

    Victory in New Jersey


    In solidarity with our friends in Berkeley, on Sunday, April 27th, The Gathering of Eagles told Susie Benjamin and her friends from Code Pink that they were not welcome in New Jersey. What a great day for Eagles!

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    Susie slinked into sleepy little Northern New Jersey, certain she could defile our state without comment. Imagine the surprise when “Peacers” came down Route 23 and discovered it lined with American flags and patriots there standing up for our troops! The first sign that greeted them? “Code Pink is NOT WELCOME IN NEW JERSEY!”

    Eagles began arriving at 10 am, in advance of the luncheon, from all over the state of New Jersey and from New York, Connecticut, Virginia and Bev Perlson, from the Band of Mothers, came all the way from Chicago! In all, we were more than 30 strong.

    As each car entered the parking lot to the hotel hosting the luncheon, Eagles were there to stand up for our troops. While organizers of the lunch claimed 250 guests, unless the cars passing us were clown cars holding a few dozen each, their numbers were no where near this…in fact, it was a rather pathetic turnout for them.

    Code Pink’s actual feelings about free speech for all except themselves, came within the first 15 minutes of their typically late arrival with a call to the police to remove the Eagles from the PUBLIC street in front of the hotel.

    The Eagles had been on the street for almost two hours before the Pinkos actually arrived and were without incident or disturbance. Arriving cars were not delayed one single second and no entrance was impeded. They wanted us removed simply because they did not want us to exercise our free speech….despite the platitudes they claimed when a few of them scurried up the driveway to harass us.

    Three police cars arrived and, after confirming that the Eagles were legally entitled to be there and were causing no disruption and merely exercising free speech, the police bid us a friendly good-bye, much to the dismay of the “Peace” advocates.

    Susie

    While the police were initially assessing the situation, Susie Benjamin came down the driveway to chat with the Eagles. While I can not read her twisted little mind, I can only assume she chose that timeframe for one of two reasons (or possibly both) 1) She is so intimidated by us she needs police nearby or she is too chicken to talk 2) She hoped to provoke a situation with the police there to create a problem.

    As to the second, she is unable to ruffle Eagle feathers for even a moment. Among the highlights of the day was Susie’s interaction with Bev Perlson. Bev, fluent in Susie doublespeak, did not put up with one moment of her cloying, nauseating hippispeak. We all know the disgusting, tacky and tasteless methods that Code Pink uses to get their message out when the cameras are rolling and they have numbers behind them. In a gaggle of 3 with only one of our cameras rolling, Susie attempts to be a rational, calm and a warm and fuzzy mother earth communicator. What she can not fail to hide, however, is her inherent hatred for our country or her own contempt for any and all who do not agree with her. She can not make any Eagle forget that she and her minions sent $600K to the insurgents to embolden the enemy and harm our men and women in the military. No Eagle will forget, while she pastes a sickening smile on her face, that she advocates the murder of our soldiers.

    Bev, in her usual direct and passionate voice, stood solidly with our troops and did not give Susie one inch of wiggle room. Susie, in contrast, was a bundle of contradicting statements and nauseating “peacespeak” that was heavy on flowery language and light on substance. The baloney detector was in such overload that an 11 year old watching the exchange turned to me and said, “Mom, Susie is trying to pretend like she is a calm nice person…but the words coming out of her mouth are so hateful, she can’t hid who she really is.” That is one smart kid if I do say so myself.

    When it was clear to Susie that Bev had her number and was going to stick to facts and use Susie’s own history of heinous and ugly public remarks, Susie slinked down the street in an effort to engage other Eagles. Again, she failed to bait a single Eagle despite her use of made up statistics and truly outrageous accusations. Her frustration level was palpable and she and her minions were clearly losing composure. They finally gave up, consistently drowned out by the steady stream of honks directed at the Eagles, and returned to the lunch to consume tofurkey or some other Vegan delicacy.

    Other highlights? We were all heartened and frankly a bit surprised at the honks, salutes and thumbs up that came our way…this is the People’s Republic of New Jersey after all. There were literally hundreds and hundreds of supportive toots that came our way in the course of the 5 hours we held the corner….not one minute went by the entire time without a steady stream. It was especially enjoyable to know that every honk on the horn was heard inside the building and was surely a pinch of salt on the open sore that is Code Pink and its useful idiots and friends.

    Three local papers covered the event and again, to the dismay of those inside, they spent more time outside with us than inside with them.

    The most meaningful moment came when a car pulled over onto the shoulder in front of us and rolled down his window. Bracing for a heckling hippie, we were all touched to meet an Iraqi War Veteran, literally just returning home with his sack in the backseat of his car. He drew Bev over to his window and thanked her, and the rest of the Eagles, for coming out to stand against the insurgency at home, and supporting our troops. His thanks made the entire day worth it all.

    Video of the day will be forthcoming.

    Thanks to Carolyn for organizing a brilliant event. Thanks to all of the Eagles who came from all over the Country to let Susie know she is not welcome in my state.

    And thank you, most of all, to that young soldier who stopped to thank us. You, sir, are why Eagles soar.

    The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars to be treated and appreciated by their nation.”—George Washington.

  • Where In The World is Melanie Morgan?

    That's the most frequently asked question at this website as people discover that I am no longer employed at KSFO in San Francisco, my radio home for 14 years. I had a GREAT time working for the former ABC stations, including my additional eight years as a hot-spot reporter for KGO (covering the bombing of the Marine Barracks in Beirut in 1983, the uprising for Democracy at Tiannamen Square in Beijing, the 1988 Mexico Earthquake and many other international stories) before I became a talk-show host with a conservative point-of-view. 

    For those of you who are e-mailing about what happened, all you have to do is google my name and you will discover that Citadel Broadcasting, the radio company that bought the ABC heritage radio station group, is imploding due to the corporate environment, causing hundreds of our employees to receive pink slips.

    That includes me.

    I was given this news after my show on March 3rd, and did not have a chance to say good-bye to our loyal, inspired and deeply passionate audience. 

    Millions of KSFO's listeners were left to their own devices to find out what happened.

    Now that you know the straight scoop, I am pleased to inform San Francisco Bay Area listeners that you have a chance to come say hello (I refuse to say Good-Bye) at a big wing-ding on May 10th.

    Please come, and by doing so you will help the organization that I co-founded --Move America Forward.

    You know that I am so passionate about supporting our troops. I live it and breathe it every single day.

    You can support the finest fighting men and women that America has to offer with this fund-raiser for Move America Forward, as well as party down at San Francisco's oldest Italian restaurant (thank-you Bob Larive.)

    If you haven't gotten this e-mail yet, it's only because we haven't tried hard enough!

    Here are the details from supporters of www.moveamericaforward.com

    Fantastic Event! - May 10, 2008


    In honor of her 14 years as one of the stars of Hot Talk 560 - KSFO, and a national pro-troop leader, supporters of Melanie Morgan will be conducting a "Salute to Melanie Morgan" event that will take place on Saturday, May 10th at the historic Fior d'Italia restaurant in San Francisco. The Fior d'Italia is America's oldest Italian restaurant and they serve up delicious offerings that will bring joy to the palette.


    All proceeds from this event will go to Move America Forward - to fund our summer pro-troop push as we fight off the criticism, ridicule and attacks against the missions of our military men and women.

    We ask all MAF supporters to make a donation to this fundraising drive even if you cannot attend the fundraiser - CLICK HERE to DONATE.

    __________________________


    You have your choice of two events to attend on Saturday, May 10th.

    * General Italian Luncheon: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Featuring Melanie Morgan, you will receive a delicious Italian lunch, plus as a thank you for your donation and autographed Melanie Morgan photo-card and a Move America Forward pro-troop shirt. Tickets are $100 per person // or $150 per couple. CLICK HERE to PURCHASE TICKETS

    - After making your payment, send your RSVP for the # of tickets desired to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    * VIP Gourmet Luncheon: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM - This exquisite event will feature some of the finest food Fior d'Italia has to offer, gourmet Italian wines, and a special VIP reception featuring Melanie Morgan, KSFO's Brian Sussman, comedian/Boston Talk Show Host Michael Graham, American Mourning Co-Author Catherine Moy. Tickets are $1,000 per person // or $1,500 per couple. CLICK HERE to PURCHASE TICKETS

    - After making your payment, send your RSVP for the # of tickets desired to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    For either event you may also mail in your payment to:
    Move America Forward
    P.O. Box 1497
    Sacramento, CA 95814
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    Remember to please consider a donation to Move America Forward even if you cannot attend the fundraiser. Our goal is to raise $100,000 for our pro-troop fight in this one day alone!

    Help us reach $100,000 - DONATE ONLINE HERE

     

     

  • Is this an "I Told You, So" Moment ?...Quick Answer: YES.

    When I appeared on the Bill O'Reilly show on Fox News Network last week, I was heavily criticized in e-mail from Barry Hussein Obama's supporters for being a 'racist.'

    Why?

    For correctly pointing out  the personal and professional associations that BHO has maintained with former Weather Underground co-founder Bill Ayers and his stone-crazy wife in Chicago.

    Don't Bernie and Billy look, well, so middle-aged? Most folks from the 60's grew up and renounced their bombing ways...but others continue to live their Chardonnay chic progressive lives that also advocate hatred of American values.  

    (Please don't ask me how to explain that I am a racist for talking about Ayers, Reverand Wright, and Jodie Evans of CodePink --I can't really look closely into the minds of these people.)

    However, I pointed out over the airwaves that their relationship needs to be closely scrutinized.

    FOLLOW THE MONEY.

    via Instapundit.com tomorrow's headlines today!

     

  • "Smokin' Mad"

    Bash Man at www.patdollard.com is furious.

    He is SEEING RED with the wing-nuts on the Left who are SLANDERING OUR TROOPS , so mad that his hands are shaking over the key-board.

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    AND I DON'T BLAME HIM.

    (WARNING: Language is raw.)

  • "Luce Ladies" in Santa Barbara, Ca this weekend

    Yes, I am proud to be called a "Luce Lady" (please don't tell my husband) after a wonderful event in Santa Barbara this weekend.  I had the opportunity, thanks to Michelle Easton and Camille Hart of the Claire Booth Luce Institute to speak about my subject called "Warrior Princesses of the Right.'

    The audience of young, and not so young, and I (reluctantly) include myself in the latter catagory, talked to each other about the important role that Conservative women activists are playing in the national debate about politics.

    I had a wonderful time, except for the nasty sinus infection that sent me to bed early, mingling with some very passionate people from the Claire Booth Luce Institute's first Western Regional Conference. It's invigorating that some of the East Coast Conservatives were able to meet with the West Coast Conservatives.

    Star Parker, who is a black conservative activist and a former KSFO radio talk show host, did a stunning job of discussing the cultural issues facing America, and the GOP in particular.

    I felt particularly proud, because I played a (small) role in helping her launch her radio career. I was amazed to hear that Star was on "The View" with the gossip gaggle, and how she made Barbara Walters really mad. Star is gusty! And talented! And she made Michael Moore really uncomfortable. How good is that?

    Word to the wise--never follow Star Parker at a speaking event. She is totally unscripted and completely brilliant.

    I was also lucky to meet Kate Obershain, former Chairman of the Virginia GOP, and Fox news regular. I didn't know much about Kate until I got home and Googled her (she spoke while I was recuperating at the hotel) and she has an astounding resume.

     

    I totally empathize with her because she has been viciously attacked by the Left, as have I, because of our conservative positions.

    Kate's speech was UStreamed here.

    UPDATE!

    Camille Hart of the CBL Institue just e-mailed that I was UStreamed, too!

    The link is here. 

    Luce Ladies Rock!

  • Lincoln Style Debates between HRC and BHO?

    Please, please, please make this suggestion a reality!

    Breitbart.tv has the video of Hillary Clinton's campaign challenging Barack Obama to a Lincoln style debate --no moderator, no one to put the brakes on the 'bitterness' between these highly torqued candidates.

    This broadcast would be more fun than a barrel of (cheese-eating surrender) monkeys!

    (photo courtesy of SFgate.com)

    ***For all the left-wing dopes that read my site, this is NOT a racial slur.

    I love monkeys.

    April (pictured above) is one of my heroines.

    I doubt that B. Hussein Obama campaign is dumb enough to fall for the Clinton stratergy --but we can only hope!

    Clinton and her people believe that she is soooo smart, and sooo capable in a debate, that she will trounce Obama.

    Um, Senator Clinton better watch out what she wishes for.

    It might turn out to be a case of dumb and dumber.

    Clinton and Obama together --unscripted--will provide a bajillion UTube moments.

  • The Freeper Response to The Obamaniacs

    Thomas Sowell: "It is painful to watch defenders of Barack Obama tying themselves into knots trying to evade the obvious. Some are saying that Senator Obama cannot be held responsible for what his pastor, Jeremiah Wright, said. In their version of events, Barack Obama just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time—and a bunch of mean-spirited people are trying to make something out of it."

  • Left Wingers Attack Melanie Morgan, Bill O'Reilly over Senator Obama

    Whew!

    I was getting a little worried. The usual suspects in the moonbat crowd have been unusually silent about my deep and varied thoughts on politics.

    But this morning's e-mail brought good news: NewsHounds is ankle-biting me over my appearance on Fox News last night.

    Best yet, they provided the video of the appearance here!

    The McCain train is now on-board with attacking Senator Obama over his associations with William Ayers and Bernandine Dohrn.

    I wonder if his campaign folks were watching Bill O'Reilly last night?

  • Teen Cerebal Palsy Victim Struck by Bush Hater!

    Good Lord.

    I am simply stunned by the hatred by many people across this country for our President, George W. Bush.

    I have either watched, or been directly involved in politics for over 40 years, and I have never, never seen this level of poisonous hatred leveled at a political leader, even during the Watergate era.

    I have many political differences with Mr. Bush, as do many people on the right and the left.

    But when Jenna and Laura Bush appeared at a book signing yesterday, a whack-job actually STRUCK a young woman in a wheelchair who came to see the First Family.

    I can't find the words to express my dismay for the young victim, and her family.

    So I shall simply pray for them.

    Michelle Malkin has the story here.

    UPDATE:

    Fox News Network is now reporting on this ghastly story. The suspect has been arrested and will be prosecuted.

    UPDATE:

    PEACETHUGS.COM HAS MORE INFORMATION AVAILABLE HERE.

    UPDATE:

    The man who will rot in hell for attacking a teenaged handicapped girl in a wheelchair is part of the 9/11 Truther nut-job group.

  • The 'Bonnie and Clyde' of 60's Radicalism Given a Pass on 'The O'Reilly Factor'

     SHOCKING AUDIO TAPES OF RADICAL BOMBER BILL AYERS AND CONNECTIONS TO SENATOR BARACK OBAMA.

    Bill O'Reilly and I discussed the connections of  University of Illinois at Chicago Professor Bill Ayers (former Weather Underground founder) and the Obama campaign.

    O'Reilly was inclined to give Obama a pass on his financial/personal connections to Ayers, who alongwith his wife Bernadine Dohrn, was responsible for bombing at least a dozen places during the 1960's during their Vietnam era protests.

    Ayers never served a day in jail, nor did his wife, for those assaults on America (Dohrn served about a year and a half  on unrelated charges.)

    BTW, Dohrn has crazier than her husband --she embraced Charles Manson's slaughter of innocent people (Sharon Tate, Abigail Folger, the LaBianca's and others) during Manson's killing spree.

     However, the Weather Underground did manage to blow up three of their comrades with a bomb designed to kill Army officers at Fort Dix. 

    I vehemently disagreed that O'Reilly should give Obama a pass on this part of his personal history.

    Ayers and Dohrn are hereafter referred to as "Bonnie and Clyde" of the sixties radicalized anti-war movement. Today, they would be called 'Domestic Terrorists."

    Let's review the bidding, shall we?

    Barack Obama & William Ayres
    • According to Politico.com, in 1995, Barack Obama visited the home of William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, known as members of the 60’s and 70’s anti-war radical group “Weather Underground”. Ayers took responsibility for 12 bombings including the NYC Police HQ in 1970, the Capitol building in 1971, and the Pentagon in 1972.He was never convicted of any crime. 
     
    • Ayers told theNew York Times on September 11, 2001, "I don't regret setting bombs...I feel we didn't do enough."According to Dr. Quentin Young, Illinois State Senator Alice Palmer introduced Barack Obama at Ayers’ home in 1995 as her chosen successor. Ayers, who was known as the “Weatherman” during his time with the radical group is now a professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago. (Politico)
     
    • According to Politico, Obama’s campaign manager David Axelrod said the following when asked about the relationship between Ayers and Obama: "Bill Ayers lives in his neighborhood. Their kids attend the same school," he said. "They're certainly friendly; they know each other, as anyone whose kids go to school together."According to Ben Smith of Politico, there's been a bit of confusion about Axelrod's line on the kids, who aren't the same age. Obama's kids go to the University of Chicago Lab Schools, where Ayers kids, who are much older, had gone. However, Bernardine Dohrn is still active at the school, and an Obama aide said that was the connection. Ayers has also served on the board of directors of theWoods Fund of Chicago, an anti-poverty, philanthropic foundation since 1999. Ayers served on the board withSenator Barack Obama from 1999 to 2002
       
    • Obama’s Response to the connection:"The notion that somehow as a consequence of me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago when I was 8 years old, somehow reflects on me and my values doesn't make much sense," said Obama at the Philly debate.

    That is a ridiculous argument, and everyone knows it.

    Ayers and Dohrn were infamous in Chicago and across America for their views, which continue to this day.

    They have never disassociated themselves from their past, and Ayers continues to preach a virulent strain of anti-Americanism from his lofty academic perch at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

     

    Furthermore, Ayers is caught on tape doing it.

     Powerline.com has posted his shocking statements that are going to catch up with Obama, one way or another.  

     

  • Your Kid's Teacher: William Ayers, 60's Bomber

    Radical, liberal college professors are on my mind right now...mainly because my son is applying to universities and colleges around the country as he struggles to define himself for college applications and choose which institutions of higher learning he is interested in attending.

    Of course, his Mom and Dad are 'trying' to steer him to places where he will flourish (and I guarantee you that the Ivy League is NOT part of our plan) but it is difficult with a determined teenager who (generally) scorns our advice and tries to go his own way.

    One place where I will draw the line is the University of Chicago.

    My liberal husband, a native of Chicago, agrees. He says that the University of Chicago does "one thing really well--it breeds commies."

    It is a hot-bed of institutionalized hatred of America.....and it is the place where Barack Obama may meet his political Waterloo.

    William Ayers, the 60's bomber, member of the Weatherman Underground, is now an English professor at the University of Chicago. You have heard part of the story about his friendship (casual, claims Obama) but you haven't heard the rest of the disturbing news about his influence on our kids.

    City Journal reporter Sol Stern in Chicago goes into depth about the influence of of Ayers, who is taking his platform of hate a big step beyond his past.

     

    "....Unfortunately, neither Obama nor his critics in the media seem to have a clue about Ayers’s current work and his widespread influence in the education schools. In his last debate with Hillary Clinton, Obama referred to Ayers as a “professor of English,” an error that the media then repeated. Would that Ayers were just another radical English professor. In that case, his poisonous anti-American teaching would be limited to a few hundred college students in the liberal arts. But through his indoctrination of future K–12 teachers, Ayers has been able to influence what happens in hundreds, perhaps thousands, of classrooms.

    Ayers’s influence on what is taught in the nation’s public schools is likely to grow in the future. Last month, he was elected vice president for curriculum of the 25,000-member American Educational Research Association (AERA), the nation’s largest organization of education-school professors and researchers. Ayers won the election handily, and there is no doubt that his fellow education professors knew whom they were voting for. In the short biographical statement distributed to prospective voters beforehand, Ayers listed among his scholarly books Fugitive Days, an unapologetic memoir about his ten years in the Weather Underground. The book includes dramatic accounts of how he bombed the Pentagon and other public buildings."

    Read the whole article here.

     

  • Peace Thugs Assault of Iraq War Vet, Family

    The blogosphere is beginning to buzz over the story of Jason Swartout, an Iraqi war veteran, alongwith his wife and four children, who stood guard  on a street corner in Pennsylvania with American flags and love in their heart for this country.

    They were viciously assaulted by Hillary campaign supporters and other 'peace thugs', stomped, hit and spat upon in front of young children. Their 14-year old son was also injured because he has videographing the demonstration.

    This story is going viral now among conservatives, but still has no MSM traction.

    Get busy, people.

    MaroonedinMarin has more.

    UPDATE: Jason and Carrie Swartout have the video of the entire ugly assault. It will be made available shortly. It was in the hands of the District Attorney's office which is investigating whether charges will be filed.

  • A Deeply Disappointing Man...

    Yes, it is Jack Murtha to whom I am referring. Uncharacteristically, I am being kind. I must be losing my vitriolic touch.

    Human Events reporter Katie O'Malley is picking up the slack, though.

    Read the entire piece here.

    John Murtha is Sorry

    By Katie O'Malley

    Representative John Murtha is one sorry man, and by sorry, I do not mean apologetic. His efforts to smear the military in the court of public opinion, the Marines in particular, has been elaborate, elongated and disgraceful. It is hard to fathom that this man was ever a member of a group that he seems to hold in such contempt. His distaste has such a powerful hold on him that, when asked on Nightline on January 2, 2006 if he would join today’s military, the Vietnam Veteran and Marine firmly answered, “No.” One can only assume the feeling is mutual.

    Murtha’s character assassination of the Haditha Marines, long before the facts were available, and his efforts turn the public opinion against them will go down in American history as one of the most egregious acts of hate and slander against the United States military since…well, the last time anyone from Code Pink opened her mouth.

  • STUNNER: General Petraeus Coming Home!

    Americans will be welcoming home one the outstanding heroes of Iraq ..it's leader General David Petraeus.

    Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is announcing today that General Petreaus is assuming leadership of Central Command in Florida.

    General Ray Odierno (Petraeus') second-in-command in Iraq, will take over the top spot.

    Speaking to many troop members in Kuwait last January, one of the stories that I reported was the friction between CentCom and Iraq's top military command.

    With this news today, that should stop. Petraeus will face Congressional approval, and of course the anti-war bozos will use the hearings to create another circus atmosphere. But General Petraeus, who co-authored the successful 'surge' strategy that has turned the tables on the insurgency, is a sure bet.

    General Petraeus -- we salute you! Thank-you for your service and welcome home!

  • Shocking Attack by 'Peace Thugs' in Pennsylvania!

    My e-mail box is over-flowing with alarming news from Pa. where the Gathering of Eagles witnessed a 14-year old boy attacked by Peace Thugs.

    This news is so disturbing and so typical, that a website has now been established to document this intensifying level of violence against patriotic Americans. www.peacethugs.com

    Dan Maloney, my friend and GOE NY Coordinator writes about this outrage.

    Iraq War Veteran and Family Assaulted!

    April 22, 2008

    Peace Fascists, College Professors and Hillary Supporters assault Iraqi War Veteran and Family while citizens do nothing to intervene.

    Edinboro, PA, Apr. 22

    For the second time in as many weeks, an Iraq War Veteran and his family held a Support the Troops rally across the street from the weekly “peace” protest in this college town.  This week the true nature of the ‘peace’ activists was revealed for all to see.  When the veteran’s 14 year old son crossed the street to videotape the protesters and their signs, the protesters became agitated and began harassing the boy.  The right to record video in any public venue is long established in law and any attempt to interfere with that right is a violation of civil rights.

    Seeing the escalating tension across the street, the veteran and his wife crossed over, leaving their three youngest children on the other side for safety while they went to retrieve their eldest son.  Two of the female ‘peace’ protesters then attacked the veteran’s wife.  When the veteran pulled one of those attackers off his wife he was jumped by four or five of the ‘peace’ people and knocked to the ground where they held him while beating him and smashing his eyeglasses.

    The son pulled the remaining attacker off his mother, but the attacker managed to get in one last kick to his mother’s head with her boot.  She then punched the son in his face while his mother called the police.

  • Hillary Meets Expectations --

    I have been so busy today working on a fund-raiser for Move America Forward to support our troops,(details coming up shortly) that I have not flipped on the TV,  the radio, or even much Internet surfing.

    But in some of my conversations with Jewish and Republican donors this evening, I am hearing expressions of optimism that a Republican will ultimately be in the White House.

    Is the base rallying? It appears increasingly so. 

    Senator Obama has a BIG problem, evidenced by the Philadelphia debates.

     Jed Babbin at Human Events reports on the 'Glass Jaw' displayed by the Junior Senator from Illinois. 

    Okay, let me kick you over to Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit.com for his round-up, but before I do let me say this --I am sick and damn tired of hearing Democrats gush about Democrats.

    I am ecstatic hearing Democrats continuing to bash Democrats. 

    April 22, 2008

    TIGERHAWK:

     

    Hillary's victory speech was pretty good, at least by her standards. She is no Obama, but certainly made it seem as though she were in for the long haul. Frank Luntz, by the way, agreed, calling it "fantastic, absolutely the best speech I've heard her give."

    I cannot recall her giving a better one, but that doesn't make it "fantastic." But here is the key point: Hillary Clinton will not quit at anything she truly dedicates herself to do. In that regard, she reminds me of none other than George W. Bush. . . . I noted, by the way, that New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine was in the background behind Hillary, clapping away for the cameras to record. He has apparently recovered from his bout of superdelegate vapors.

     

    Watch those weathervanes over the next few days.

    UPDATE: Now Obama's on, and he's declaring victory because, well, he just is. Also, Bush is evil. TalkLeft has more.

    MORE: Jennifer Rubin thinks Obama sounds bitter. More here.

    STILL MORE: Marc Ambinder: Clinton Internet Fundraising: 100K in 20 minutes?

    FINALLY: A foolproof prediction: Six more weeks of pandering!

    CARLY FIORINA FOR VICE PRESIDENT? I don't see it. She certainly doesn't come off very well as a manager in Michael Malone's book on HP.

    Here's our interview with Malone, by the way.

  • ...And now for some Inside Baseball in the Broadcasting World

    As most readers of this blog probably know by now (although some are still discovering the news) I was laid-off after 24 years with Citadel broadcasting, the former ABC radio heritage stations, because of the implosion of Citadel Broadcasting stock.

    As a 'gruntled' ex-employee (which means I am having a wonderful life off-the-radio doing exactly what I want to do and when I want to do it) I am feeling pretty sassy about reporting the trevails of Citadel.

    The word today is that Citadel is BLOCKING the excellent reporting from media insider/analyst Jerry Del Colliano from its company servers.

    Del Colliano's blocked column also reports that my former radio station KSFO in San Francisco may be up for sale, according to persistant radio industry rumors.

    Is CEO Farid Suliman totally NUTS?

    Doesn't he understand that this will make the column that criticizes Suliman go viral?

    ...because that's exactly what is happening.

  • Saving the Planet, One Marine at a Time

    I blogged earlier about the return of the US Marine Veterans to Berkeley and how the mere presence of these tough, strong bikers sent the CodePink rats fleeing to the other end of town last weekend.

     

    (photo courtesy of Zomblog.com)

    Move America Forward's Danny Gonzalez has a complete wrap-up, snide commentary, funny photos and a Earth Day spin.

    (BTW, Danny is young, but wise beyond his years.)

     

  • GOP Fund-raising, Energy Strained for McCain

    The Big Money in GOP circles is holding back --but the checkbooks for the Dem's are wide open.

    Many insiders are speculating about the reasons.

    Here is a shocking thought: conservatives are worried that McCain isn't really, well, conservative.

    More in this analysis from the Washington Post.com

    The larger question is whether the Republican party will be more afraid of Obama than they worry about McCain. I'm thinking that the base will rally on Day Two after the Democratic nomination goes to Obama.

  • Carter "Idiot Savant' --Hold the Savant!

    Jimmuh Carter is a continuing stain on America and all that we hold dear. His decision to meet TWICE with Hamas is infuriating, disgusting and dangerously delusional.

    My vitriol for this man is stacked up like luggage coming off a conveyer belt at SFO airport, but a friend sent me this analogy which I find particularly humorous.

    "I recently heard someone describe Carter's trip to meet with Hamas as being like "when Grampa wonders off at the family picnic and you find him sitting at another picnic table with Gang members." 

    If only. 

    The Damage of Jimmy Carter

    Hamas meeting legitimizes terrorism

    ByMortimer Zuckerman

    US News and World ReportPosted April 18, 2008  There he goes again! Former President Jimmy Carter, acting out his stubborn, self-righteous moralism and his stunning vanity, persists in legitimizing terrorism. How else can the Middle East see Carter's meeting in Syria with no less than the terrorist mastermind Khaled Mashaal, the leader of Hamas? 

    This man Mashaal is responsible for dozens of deadly suicide bombings and thousands of mortar and rocket attacks that have killed more than 250 Israelis, not to speak of the violent takeover of the Gaza Strip by Hamas last June, which undercut newly revived efforts by Israel and the Palestinians to strike a final peace deal. And, oh, yes, several of Mashaal's victims have been Americans.

     There is bipartisan condemnation of Carter's meeting, but Carter has a long history of support for Hamas. This is what Carter said on Nov. 28, 2006, on pbs: "Since August of 2004 [Hamas] has not committed a single act of terrorism that cost an Israeli life, not a single one." That is flatly untrue. 
  • The Left Brands Pro-Troopers 'Intolerant'

    The latest hit from the anti-American crowd is popping up all over the Internet.

    ...and I have learned that I am now part of the 'religious right' who are seen as PRO-WAR, extremist, and intolerant. 

    Who knew? My friends neglected to tell me, darn it.

     Maybe they should have staged in intervention for suffering intolerants, including most of the country AND all Americans who support the troops AND their mission. Shame on us.

    From Malcontents.blogspot

     "A group of 44 right-wing, extremist American leaders had released a Declaration last fall urging the continuation of American policy in Iraq and warning of catastrophic consequences if America withdrawals from Iraq.

    The unique Forgotten American Coalition is composed of both Anti-Semitic and Christians-for-a-militaristic-Israel groups, all of whom lean to the extreme right and expose authoritarian, militarist ideologies.

    Several individuals signing the document were blasted in the ADL's 1994 publication, "The Religious Right: An Assault on Tolerance and Pluralism in America," (cover pictured above) warning that "an exclusionist religious movement in this country has attempted to restore what it perceives as the ruins of a Christian nation by more closely seeking to unite its version of Christianity with state power."

    Okay, I can go with the 'intolerant' description. I am fiercely intolerant of dopes like Michael Leon, who seek to undercut support for our military.

  • The Marines Have Landed--in Berkeley?!

    Actually, Albany, Calif. which is close enough to scare the bejabbers out of CODEPINK this weekend.

    The Pepto-Dismal crowd vacated when hearing that TWO DOZEN leather-clad bikers, former Marines, were headed for traitor H.Q.

    ABC7 News has video and details here.

    Thomas Lifson, founder of AmericanThinker.com watched the events unfold and has a great report here.

    April 19, 2008

    Marines demonstrate against Code Pink

    Thomas Lifson

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    Today I attended a demonstration of Marine veterans against Code Pink, held in front of the  group's headquarters, on Solano Avenue in Albany, CA, just over the city line from Berkeley. Needless to say, it was quite a sight, and I took a few pictures, which more or less speak for themselves.

    The mood was ultra-calm. A cop I spoke to was mellow as he confirmed there were no incidents. The Code Pinkos were absent, but left a couple of signs (see link above)

    I am SO proud of the Marines. Job well done!

    Semper Fi!

  • NY Slimes Rage About Lack of Global Hoaxing Questions

    Inquiring minds need to know -- why were there ZERO questions for the Democrat candidates during the Presidential debates in Philly about Global Warming?

    Newsbusters.org excellent reporter Noel Sheppard has the answer .

    It seems that an embargoed ABC poll shows that Global Warming is a #1 worry for Americans.

    Uh-oh. Bad news for AlGore.

  • The Media, Obama-mania, and why the terrorist ties to BHO aren't going away

    While I have been reporting on Obama's ties to Islamic loving CodePink, the indefatagible Michelle Malkin has more on how the media is trying to dismiss the story of Bill Ayers, a member of the Weathermen Underground in the 1970's.

    So was his terrorist wife Bernandine Dorhn. They have contributed money to BHO and are neighbors with the Obamas in the chi-chi Hyde Park neighborhood in Chicago. 

    Stay updated on these important connections at MM's website here.

    Townhall.com is wondering what it is about domestic and foreign terrorists who are attracted to Barack Obama?

     Especially Bill Ayers, former bomber.

    [..NY Times reports] He writes that he participated in the bombings of New York City Police Headquarters in 1970, of the Capitol building in 1971, the Pentagon in 1972.

    And here's how the NYT describes the group:  

    Mr. Ayers, who in 1970 was said to have summed up the Weatherman philosophy as: ''Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, kill your parents, that's where it's really at,'' is today distinguished professor of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. '

    But of course, he's a changed man, right?  Wrong:  In 2001, he told the New York Times, "I don't regret the bombings."  Last night, Obama responded to questions about this by saying,

    This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood, who’s a professor of English in Chicago who I know and who I have not received some official endorsement from. He’s not somebody who I exchange ideas from on a regular basis.

    (William Ayers now)

    William Ayers in the 1970's

  • BREAKING! Scandal Over Jodie Evans, Barrack Obama

    Hot Talk, now live at www.worldnetdaily.com

    Jeremiah Wright On Estrogen

    Last Friday in this column I reported on a brewing scandal that would be front-page news on the New York Times if the developments had concerned anyone other than their hero: Barack Hussein Obama.

    Instead, the news media was left to pick up and disseminate how one of Barack Obama's presidential campaign bundlers is Jodie Evans – a political ally to Venezuelan dictator, Hugo Chavez, and an advocate for Islamic militants.

    The story was also a yawner for ABC News "journalist" George Stephanopolous, because he didn't see fit to ask a single question about the deep political and personal ties between Jodie Evans and Sen. Barack Obama during the Philadelphia Democratic presidential debate.

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    See the rest of the story by clicking on www.worldnetdaily.com.

  • Melt-down of the Dem's, or Just a Preview of What John McCain Faces?

    Sister Toldjah is in fine form today, writing about the bickering Bickerson's...the Democrat Party of today.

    My  question remains: will the Dem's unify after they pick Barry or Hillary? Answer.

    It still depends on the 24/7 news cycle.

    Read the whole blog here.

    There are so many news stories out there today about how much in disarray the Democrats are right now that it’s hard to know where to start. For the party that many believe has been in the driver’s seat since the 2006 elections to take the WH and expand their majorities in the House and Senate, you’d never know it as these days watching the various politicos and operatives duking it makes one wonder if we’re watching Real World: Sesame Street, live as it’s happening.

    The furor continues unabated this evening from many of Barack Obama’s thin-skinned supporters who continue to whine that the deck was “stacked against” BO at last night’s ABC News debate (transcript here). Apparently they believe, essentially, that even though Obama is a grown man he should still be spoon-fed baby food rather than the meaty stuff we grown-ups eat. Disappointingly enough, instead of telling his supporters to chill out, that he was an adult who can take the heat, the frontrunner for the Dem nomination seemed to echo the sentiment expressed by his followers in a speech he gave today in Raleigh, NC (video here):

  • Thank Heavens For Little Girls!

    Jenna Bush, the daughter of President George W. Bush and his wife Laura, is getting married soon.

    Her parents are probably feeling alternately weepy and elated.

    The First Twins were  the punchlines of many late night TV talk show jokes because they were photographed in the tabloids smokin' and drainkin' and carryin' on in Texas shortly after their father was elected President. 

    Since then, both young women have become models of propriety, one a teacher (Jenna) in the poorest of D.C.'s schools, and the other (Barbara) becoming an advocate for AIDS research while living in Africa.

    Chelsea Clinton, who is on leave to campaign for her mother, is a Hedge Fund manager for the country's wealthiest millionaires and billionaires.

    The life Chelsea has chosen stands in stark contrast to the rhetoric from the former first Family (we have to help the little people!) and the current occupants of the White House (serving the rich at the expense of the poor!)

    It didn't exactly turn out that way, did it?

    Congratulations to Jenna Bush in her upcoming nuptials to Henry Hager.

    I hear that Barbara Bush has a serious boyfriend. Maybe there will be double the happiness for Mr. and Mrs. Bush in the days ahead.

     

  • NY Times, Circling the Drain

    The Gray(Haired) Lady, the old media witch in charge of leaking top secret information in a time of war, is finding it's tenuous hold on profits slipping away.

    Read here.

    Show your appreciation for the troops who have been slandered by the Times ceaselessly here.

  • Yahoo! Poll Shows McCain Leading over the Bitter Family

    It is looking pretty good for the McCainiacs...new polling out by Yahoo-AP shows a McCain 'surge.'

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans are no longer underdogs in the race for the White House. To pull that off, John McCain has attracted disgruntled GOP voters, independents and even some moderate Democrats who shunned his party last fall.

    Partly thanks to an increasingly likable image, the Republican presidential candidate has pulled even with the two Democrats still brawling for their party's nomination, according to an Associated Press-Yahoo news poll released Thursday. Just five months ago -- before either party had winnowed its field -- the survey showed people preferred sending an unnamed Democrat over a Republican to the White House by 13 percentage points.

    via gopusa.com

  • Yada Yada Yada ...Hillary and Barry

     UPDATE: Reviews on debate mixed, Netroots furious over co-Moderator George Stephanopolous for asking topical questions (kinda.)

    Little George defends his performance.

    From Politico.com

    Noel Sheppard at Newsbusters.org reports on the Bitter Family quarrels.

     

     

    The debate is almost over and nothing surprising happened.

    No questions about B.Hussein Obama and Jodie Evans of CodePink, close friend of Obama, who bundled $50,000 for his campaign from an avowed supporter of terrorists.

    CodePink sent $660,000 to the families of terrorists, and hugs up Hugo Chavez.

    Catherine Moy and I have written about this as exclusive information, and Ben Johnson at FrontPageMagazine.com follows up.

    Hillary is yammering on about 60 days out of Iraq. The committment to withdraw is the fault of the Iraqi's --NOT the terrorists--it's disgusting. It's about the position of the U.S. in the world, and not about murdering bastards who are intent on killing all of us.

    I can hardly bear to watch this.

    Obama is re-iterating his support for Israel. Yeah, right.

    No questions yet raised by Sister Toldjah and special interest financing that is fueling Obama's campaign. No one expects questions about the same subject concerning Hillary, because everyone knows what a special interest slime that she and her husband have always been.

    And finally, guns and Hillary. She's going to bring back the COPS program, and a ban on assault weapons. COPS program has never been proved effective, and banning assault weapons is not going to get rid of assault weapons.

    But, don't you know, that gun-owners are still GOOD people and she'll srike the right balance of constitutional rights.

    Obama admits he hasn't looked at the issue closely. Really? He has come out in favor of gun control everytime he has voted on it.

    Does Obama still favor the licensing of guns? Charley Gibson says his hand-writing was on the questionaire. Obama denies it.

    Obama says we have to get beyond politics of gun control? How?

    It's not possible. But remember, Hillary says it's all BUSH's fault, and Dick Cheney too.

    Now Hillary says she doesn't know all the facts. Typical.

    But she supports New York City gun ban...but admits it won't work in Montana.

    Sheesh.

    I'm bored with all of this...it's the same liberal stupid positions, or non-positions that the Left has always has taken.

    Summing up, Mrs. Clinton was looking strong tonight, especially in the early going.

    Obama looked and seemed defensive, but improved later on. But he looks stressed to me....is it me, or are there dark circles under his eyes?

    GRADING THE PERFORMANCE --I'm saying the debate goes to Hillary. Will it help her with Pennsylvania?

    Probably.

     

     

     

  • Sister Toldjah on Obama's Special Interest Contributions

    B.Hussein Obama is the hoover vacuum cleaner of special interest money.

    I am waiting for the debates to see if Sister Toldjah's commentary/reporting comes up.

    The USA Today wrote about a subject I have tackled in depth here on a number of occasions, and that is Barack Obama’s penchant for grossly misleading people about his ties to lobbyists and special interests. They mention ads he is running in PA. He is running similar ads here in NC:

    The episode underscores the pitfalls confronting a candidate who rails against special interests while raising $193 million and counting — the most of any presidential campaign. Obama’s fundraising tests the limits of his claim that he is independent of Washington’s influence industry because he doesn’t take money from federal lobbyists and PACs.

    Other examples that strain against that claim:

    •Obama holds fundraisers at law firms that lobby in Washington. Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor confirmed the campaign held five fundraisers at New York and Boston offices of three firms that lobby, including Greenberg Traurig, whose lobbying clients include gambling and handgun interests.

    Obama counts lobbyists among his informal advisers, including Broderick Johnson, who heads the Washington lobbying practice of Bryan Cave, which represents Shell Oil, records show. Nine campaign staffers have been lobbyists, public records show. Johnson did not respond to requests for comment.

    •Obama accepts money from spouses of federal lobbyists. In December, the campaign returned a $250 contribution from lobbyist Thomas Jensen of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal, but a few days later, it cashed a $500 check from his wife, Sarah, records show. Jensen said his wife had “personally chosen” to contribute to Obama.

    •Obama accepts contributions and fundraising help from state lobbyists. Florida lobbyist Russell Klenet hosted a fundraiser for Obama Aug. 25, according to the St. Petersburg Times. Two months before, Klenet had withdrawn as a lobbyist in Washington for a kidney dialysis company that relies heavily on federal revenue, Senate records show. Klenet did not return phone calls.

    •Obama is raising more than his opponents from executives of some of the corporate interests he criticizes. Obama has received more money from people who work at pharmaceutical and health product companies, according to the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics. He’s taken in $528,765 through February, compared with $506,001 for Clinton and $139,400 for McCain, despite saying last July that “I don’t take pharma money.”

    [Obama spokesman Tommy] Vietor declined to answer questions about lobbyists’ role in the campaign and the candidate’s decision to accept contributions from lobbyists’ spouses and partners. He called Obama’s policy an imperfect but important symbolic step. Vietor said Obama “has long believed that lobbyists exert far too much influence over the national agenda.”

    Obama attracts small donors

    Obama has called his refusal to accept PAC and federal lobbyist money “a multimillion-dollar” sacrifice, but his opponents’ numbers suggest otherwise. Clinton has raised about $2 million from lobbyists and PACs while McCain has taken in about $1.2 million, according to the center.

    Obama points to his unprecedented success in raising small sums from tens of thousands of regular citizens. As of Feb. 29, he had raised 41% of his money in increments of $200 or less, compared with 26% for Clinton and 13% for McCain, according to an analysis by the non-partisan Campaign Finance Institute.

    Yet Obama’s 20 largest sources of money, grouped by employers, are executives from major corporations and law firms with a Washington lobbying presence — including Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and Google, according to the center. Clinton’s and McCain’s top donors include executives from some of the same companies, such as Goldman Sachs and Citigroup.

    Toldjah So on numerous occasions.

  • Hamas Endorses Obama, Whose Next? Bin Laden?

    Over at NRO's campaign spot, Jim Geraghty is live-blogging the Philadephia debate between Senators Clinton and Obama.

    Here on the West Coast, we'll have to wait a few more hours.

    Jim Geraghty has little jewel to tempt us.

    BARACK OBAMA

    Hamas' Ahmed Yousef: 'We like Mr. Obama. We hope he will (win).'

    Wow. All in all, if I were an American presidential candidate, I'd prefer to be denounced by Hamas. Not so for Barack Obama.

    During an interview on WABC radio Sunday, top Hamas political adviser Ahmed Yousef said the terrorist group supports Obama’s foreign policy vision.

    “We don’t mind–actually we like Mr. Obama. We hope he will (win) the election and I do believe he is like John Kennedy, great man with great principle, and he has a vision to change America to make it in a position to lead the world community but not with domination and arrogance,” Yousef said in response to a question about the group’s willingness to meet with either of the Democratic presidential candidates.

    Audio here.

  • SlugFest or LoveFest? Which Direction will Hill and B.Obama take?

    If I were a betting woman (which I am not) my money would go down on 'controlled' shots from the two campaigns.

    Here is something to watch when the Pennyslvania debatesbegin in a half hour...will little George Stephanapoulous, ABC's moderator, ask Senator Obama whether he will renounce the bundling of $50,000 from CodePink's Jodie Evans? And return the dough?

    Jodie Evans is a well-known supporter of Hugo Chavez and Islamic terrorists, as is her CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin. 

    George knows about this story because Sean Hannity asked him to ask this question on his show yesterday.

    Bets on whether the subject comes up?

    Anyone? Anyone?

  • Jimmy Carter Joins Forces of Darkness

    Benjamin Shapiro, a fellow columnist at WorldNetDaily.com nailed it on our Hug-A-Thug former President Jimmy Carter.

    He's young, but brilliant.

    Jimmy Carter: Emissary of evil

    Posted: April 16, 2008
    1:00 am Eastern

    © 2008 

    Jimmy Carter is an evil man. It is painful to label a past president of the United States as a force for darkness. But it is dangerous to let a man like Jimmy Carter stalk around the globe cloaked in the garb of American royalty, planting the seeds of Western Civilization's destruction.

     

    On Tuesday, former President Carter met with leaders of the terrorist group Hamas. He embraced Nasser al-Shaer, the man who has run the Palestinian education system, brainwashing children into believing Jews are the descendants of pigs and dogs.

    He laid a wreath at the grave of Yasser Arafat, the most notorious terrorist thug of the 20th century. Then, he had the audacity to offer to act as a conduit between the Palestinian Arabs and the Israeli and U.S. governments. This is somewhat like Lord Haw-Haw offering to broker peace between the German and British governments during World War II.

    Carter is a notorious anti-Semite and an even more notorious terrorism-enabler. In particular, he is a huge supporter of Palestinian violence.

  • Tax Deadline: Feeling Half Dead

    Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know that I am supposed to feel grateful that I am writing a check to the IRS today for $41,000 and a check to the state of California for $8,000.

    ...the arguement goes that you made SO much money that you should be happy to turn over the dough to the United States government.

    Well, I'm not. I'm pissed. I hate paying this kind of cash (including our witholding, a whole other story.)

    I'm stuck (and millions of other Americans) because we sold some stock that was going to CRASH otherwise. Let's eliminate the capitol gains tax.  If we had a flat tax, I wouldn't have migraine headaches around this time of year.

    It's good for America, and it's good for me. Good for me has a nice ring to it.

    How come I don't feel rich? Every dime that we realized from the sale of the stock is going into IRA's, and investments so that my family doesn't end up dumpster diving in our golden years. Or making ourselves a burden on our children, as well as future taxpayers.

    I got canned from my job, through no fault of my own and my unemployment benefits of $11,500 are totally taxable.

    This sucks.

    But Dave Barry at the Miami Herald Tribune at least made me smile, and I hope you do, too.

    Remember, all the Democrats in the presidential race want to raise your taxes.

    Vote Republican. I do.

  • Hollywood: The Land of the Insane

    A photo gallery of April 14th 'anti-war' demonstration in Hollywood where dark imaginings aren't the only things to scare the bejabbers out of me.

     

    FreeRepublic.com has the fright-fest here.

    "The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars to be treated and appreciated by their nation.”

    -George Washington.

    h/t Katie O'Malley

  • "Hug-A-Thug" Jimmy Carter

     

    Jimmy Carter Lays A Wreath at Arafat's Tomb

     Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter laid a wreath of red roses at the grave of Palestinian Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat during a visit to the West Bank City of Ramallah on Tuesday. "He and Mrs. Carter and his son Jeff wanted to pay their respects to President Arafat," Carter's trip director Rick Jasculca told Cybercast News Service.

    But the former president didn't make any comments there, he said. Dubbed the "godfather of terrorism," Arafat was linked to the deaths of two American diplomats in the Sudan in 1973 -- one of many terror acts laid at his feet. (See earlier story)

    Twenty years later, Arafat became the first PLO leader to sign a peace agreement with an Israeli Prime Minister -- Yitzhak Rabin -- in 1993.

    He was considered Israel's peace partner (although many Israelis never believed it) until the beginning of the violent Palestinian uprising in September 2000. Arafat managed the terror war against Israel until his death in 2004.

    U.S. officials have emphasized that Carter is visiting the Middle East as a private citizen and not as a representative of the U.S. government. On Tuesday, the Israeli government refused Carter's request to visit Hamas-controlled Gaza.

    The former U.S. leader has angered the Israeli government over plans to meet Hamas's top leader, Khaled Mashaal, in Syria on Friday. Most visiting American dignitaries -- including President Bush -- have avoided Arafat's tomb.

    Michaela Schweitzer-Bluhm, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem that handles Palestinian affairs, told Cybercast News Service that no active U.S. Executive Branch member had ever laid a wreath on Arafat's grave.

    Carter first met Arafat in 1990, when Arafat was leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization. According to a New York Times report, Carter praised Arafat as a peacemaker.

    Years later, Carter led an international team in observing the first Palestinian Authority elections that gave Arafat the presidency. (Carter also observed the 2006 elections that brought Hamas an overwhelming parliamentary majority.) Arafat was the most frequent visitor to President Bill Clinton's White House.

    President Bush also dealt with Arafat at the beginning of his presidency, but after the Palestinian leader lied to Bush in early 2002 about a huge shipment of Iranian weapons bound for the P.A., he was shunned until his death in November 2004.

    On Tuesday, Carter also had lunch with a dozen or so Palestinian civil society leaders and had what was described as a "wonderful round table" discussion with Palestinian youths that he and his wife enjoyed immensely, said Jasculca.

    As President Carter travels around the Middle East he is "eager to hear viewpoints" about peace and the peace process. "Instead of talking, he's doing a lot of listening," said Jasculca. © 2008CNSNews.com. All Rights Reserved.
  • CodePink Fails Upward, No Disruption in Ca. Legislature

    Californians who truly care about the families of American heroes who have lost their lives in Iraq, and every other war, gathered in Sacramento to testify on two separate issues.

    The first was for a Gold Star Family license plate, which 26 other states have passed.

    The second was to deny Berkeley state funding because they are promoting the harassment and assaults that have been taking place by anti-American activists of CodePink.

    CodePink showed up, but couldn't muster enough troops to disrupt the hearings.

    The outcome from Move America Forward.

  • CodePink "Bundles" for Barack

    Human Events.com is has this breaking story about the ties to CodePink, a notoriously anti-American, anti-war organization and Senator Obama's campaign.

    My column at WorldNetDaily.com here.

    Ben Johnson at FrontPageMag.com goes in depth here.

    Sweetness And Light has more background on Jodie Evans. 

    (I just heard my friend Sean Hannity talk discuss our story on his radio show this afternoon.)

    Let's just see if the MSM picks up on this one. 

    By Catherine Moy

    The co-founder of the radical anti-war group Code Pink has “bundled” more than $50,000 for Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, and pro-troops groups are demanding that he return the money. Jodie Evans, a Code Pink leader, gathered at least $50,000 from friends and associates and donated it to Obama’s presidential campaign, according to information compiled by the nonpartisan watchdog group, Public Citizen.

    Evans and her son, a student who lives at her Southern California address, each also gave the maximum individual allowable donation of $2,300 to Obama’s campaign.

    The donations have raised questions about Obama’s association with the more radical elements of his base.

    Code Pink has harassed, vandalized and impeded military recruiters across the United States in a campaign it calls “counter-recruitment.” The group also gave $600,000 to the families of Iraqi terrorists in Fallujah, whom it called “insurgents”  fighting for their homes. Families United for Our Troops and Their Mission, Move America Forward, Military Families Voice of Victory, The Band of Mothers and FreeRepublic.com, issued a statement this week saying Obama should cut ties to his radical bundler.

    …Obama’s campaign did not respond to repeated attempts to get comment on the latest controversy to hit his campaign

    “As somebody who has stood toe-to-toe with Code Pink, I am sickened that Senator Obama would accept large donations from the leader of the hateful, anti-American group,” said Melanie Morgan, chairman of Move America Forward, the nation’s largest pro-troop group.

  • HOT OFF THE 'NET' PRESS!

    Problems for Citadel Broadcasting, my former employer at KSFO in San Francisco, seem to be compounding with the breaking news today from industry reporter Brian Maloney at RadioEqualizer. 

    SEAN HANNITY 'FED UP'...MAY LEAVE THE FORMER ABC NETWORK STATIONS.

    From RadioEqualizer

    Beyond Citadel's sagging stock price, Hannity is said to be concerned with the leftist political bent of its corporate suits, which has created some awkward moments. In particular,COO Ellis has been reluctant to even be seen near the FOX News Channel host.

    And since they took the reins of the merged company, Suleman and Ellishave made a number of peculiar decisions, including an emphasis on the 65+ audience rather than younger, more advertiser- friendly demographics. That has included a mega- deal with talk fossil Don Imus.

    Also highly questionable were baffling decisions to remove Rush Limbaugh from WPRO-AM in Providence and fire nationally- known conservative morning talker Melanie Morgan from KSFO/ San Francisco.

  • Are YOU a 'Right Wing Freak' if you voted against Al Gore and John Kerry?

    A fascinating read for those on the right who pay attention to WaPo writers and Politico.com contributors who are out-of-touch with conservatives in this country.

    No surprise there,  but the language used to write this story confirms everything that we know about the MSM.

     

    Politico.com writers John Harris and Jim Van de Hei start their piece What Hillary Might Say  in a fairly even-handed way.

    It's not until page 2, that they get really nasty.

     

    Van de Hei and Harris posit that John Kerry and Al Gore lost control of their campaign ‘message’  during their respective presidential bids because the ‘right-wing’ freak show’ viewed them as elitist, snobby, and unpatriotic.

     

      Linked from Politico.com

    The last two Democratic nominees, Al Gore and John F. Kerry, were both military veterans, and both had been familiar, highly successful figures in national politics for more than two decades by the time they ran.

    Both men lost control of their public images to the right-wing freak show — that network of operatives and commentators working mostly outside of the mainstream media — and ultimately lost their elections as many voters came to see them as elitist, out-of-touch, phony, and even unpatriotic.
    Obama is a much less familiar figure than Kerry or Gore, with a life story that is far more exotic, who is coming out of a political milieu in Chicago politics that is far more liberal.
    The freak show has already signaled its early lines of attack on Obama. Polls show a significant percentage of Americans believe — falsely — that he is a Muslim. Voter interviews reveal widespread unease with minor and seemingly irrelevant questions like why he does not favor American flag pins on his lapel. Nor have we heard the last about Wright and his fulminations..

    .

    ALERT THE MEDIA!   

    Al Gore and John Kerry ARE unpatriotic, elitist and snobby.

     John O’Neill of Swift Boat Veterans proved the unpatriotic description of John Kerry, (facts never proved wrong) and numerous other news sources have described Al Gore’s swing from center right to left-wing babbling that al-Qaida isn't in Iraq, how we have lost the war, the surge is a failure yada, yada, yada.

     

     

     Both men are  multi-millionaires, Kerry because he married the widow of a rich Republican, and Al Gore because he made a fortune by ‘hoaxing’ the public over global warming.  

    Let’s not forget  these men are connected to the wealthy, Democrat elite who put them on the boards of some companies who agree with their ridiculous positions, and give them stock options that would make George Soros blush, if he were capable of such human emotion.
  • SF Bay Area Military Supporters Needed on Monday!

    Activism Alert! 

    Monday is going to a HUGE day for us to show our Red, White and Blue in the Blue State of California.

    My friend Mike Anderson, Sr. is kicking things off by testifying for the Gold Star License plate bill, SB 1455.

    Mike, Jr. was killed in Iraq by Islamic fundamentalists. Our California "Gold Star" family members deserve a special license plate, like they have in 26 other states. Due to the anti-war, anti-American sentiment of many lawmakers, this bill looks iffy.
     
    Tami Jenkins, a military Mom, has been asked to testify in Sacramento on Monday, April 14 in favor of Assemblyman Guy Houston's Bill 2615. 

     This Bill is asking the State Controller to withdraw transportation funds from the City of Berkeley until the City Council withdraws their permit for free parking for Code Pink in front of the Marine Recruiting Center in Berkeley, where Code Pink regularly harasses our Marines.

     
     

     Tami is going as a Patriot and Soldier's Mother--- others who will be joining her in support. 

    Let's fill the Assembly hearing room with supporters!

     If you would like to read the verbage of the entire bill (it's not long) you can go to www.assembly.ca.gov/houston and put in the bill # 2615 and read what it is about. 

     The hearing starts at 1:30 but the bill would be not presented until much later, toward the end of the session...it could be as late as 7:00. 

    There will be a press conference held at 1:30, so a large group then would be great also.

    Let's get out to Sacramento, and show the legislators that we mean business! 

  • SKYY Vodka, the Anti-dote to the Anti-American 'Absolut' Crowd

    From MichelleMalkin.com

    (Stay with me, folks, because I have the inside scoop on SKYY Vodka.)

    NewsMax.com has picked up the story here.

    But first, check this out. SKYY Vodka responds to Absolut’s reconquista ad campaign:

    SKYY® Vodka, Made in the USA, Proudly Supports Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    America’s Most-Popular Domestic Vodka Decries Absolut® Vodka’s Suggestion to Redraw North American Map

    SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

    In 1848, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo officially ended the Mexican-America War (1846-1848). With the signing of this treaty, the United States gained control of what was to become the Golden West, including California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada and parts of Colorado and New Mexico. Today, SKYY® Vodka, the number-one vodka produced in the United States, spoke out against suggestions by Absolut® Vodka to disregard that treaty, as well as the joining of Texas to the Union in 1845, as depicted in Absolut’s recent advertising.

    “Like SKYY Vodka, the residents of states like California, Texas and Arizona are exceptionally proud of the fact that they are from the United States of America,” said Dave Karraker, SKYY Vodka. “To imply that they might be interested in changing their mailing addresses, as our competitor seems to be suggesting in their advertising, is a bit presumptuous.”

    In the ad, an “Absolut World” is depicted where the map of North America is re-drawn with Mexico claiming much of the Western United States, negating the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, as well as the Gadsden Purchase (1853), and the independence of Texas (1836).

    “Don’t get me started on the Gadsden Purchase,” continues Karraker. “I think the folks in Tucson and Yuma would be rubbed the wrong way if they hear this landmark deal was somehow nullified as suggested by Absolut, a Swedish-owned brand.”

    SKYY Vodka was founded in San Francisco in 1992 and continues to be produced in the United States. Premium SKYY Vodka is made from American grain carefully selected from the Midwest and 100% pure filtered water. SKYY’s proprietary four-column distillation and three-step filtration process consistently ensures exceptional quality. SKYY Vodka products include luxury SKYY90® and new SKYY Infusions™, a unique, all-natural infused experience made with premium SKYY Vodka and succulent real fruit.

    ....So, who is behind SKYY Vodka, and why is this company being so vocal in a politically incorrect age?

    Keep reading, and then go buy SKYY!

  • The Secret Plan for Conservatives to Take Over America

    ...well, maybe it's not so secret after all.

    It's a numbers game.

     

     Many fine organizations like The Young America's Foundation are involved, where I gave a speech this weekend and met some super smart kids.

    ....so bright they made my head ache with their incisive questions and comments. 

    YAF purchased the property that now safeguards the Ronald Reagan Ranch, operates the RR Library in Santa Barbara, California, has conferences and seminars for high school and college age students, brings campus speakers, and runs a National Journalism Center.

    The reason I tell you this is because I spent the past two days in Santa Barbara,  speaking to 15 college campus leaders, the creme de la creme of activists. We met in a secret enclave (can't tell you where, or I'd have to kill you, but trust me you can find it with a GPS dialed to Bug Central.)

    I gave a speech about Activism 101, even though these young people were way beyond the beginning stages. I called it that because I had to drop out of college after my freshman year, and I didn't know what came after 101 in course curricula numerology.

    I'm digressing and apologizing at the same time.

    The point here is that there is a place for our young people to learn about individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values outside of their own families. It's a re-inforcing effect, and it works. 450,000 students and new political leaders are getting their start with the help of Ronald Reagan, God Bless his soul.

    I met Alex Marlowe from UC Berkeley, who gave my own son some great advice about where to go to school, Iris Somberg who cracked me up with her dry wit, and many other really wired and connected kids.

    One of them actually called me 'adorable' after we hung around the campfire. Since I am old enough to be her mother, I was a bit confused. But then my son explained to me that I look 30 years old.

    My son is now $50 dollars richer, and I'm really happy with the 'adorable' description.

    If you are interested in activism, or your parents, brothers, sisters, crazy relatives or your dog, please read further for a few excepts from my speech.

    Not all of it, though. 

    I may be re-cycling some of it in the future.

    Thank-you Patrick Coyle for the invitation, because my heart sings when I (hope) that I am motivating future conservatives.

    Kirby Wilbur, of KVI in Seattle, one of the smartest talk-show hosts in the galaxy, also spoke. And he even stayed around an extra day to see and hear me speak.

    Maybe it's because I travel planet-to-planet without a space-ship. 

    Dishonorable Mention at Student Gathering

     Andrew Breitbart, who works with Matt Drudge, runs Breitbart.com, Breitbart.TV, created The Huffington Post (and exited when he realized the commies were in charge) STOLE MY ROOM.

    But fortunately, everything resolved before gunplay ensued.

    April 26th, I'll be back in Santa Barbara to talk to the Claire Boothe Luce ladies.

    My subject: "Warrior Princesses of the Right, Keeping the Home Fires Burning for our Military Men and Women In Iraq and Afghanistan." 

    Check out their website.  

    As I said before, it's a numbers game.

     

  • Hillary, "Lock and Load" Clinton

     UPDATE:

    Hillary brushes off questions about the last time she went to Church, and the last time she fired a gun. Um, I believe that would be, what's the word I'm looking for? Oh yeah. Hypocritical.

    Hillary Clinton, the first serious female presidential candidate, like, ever, is portraying herself as a Church- going, Pro-Gunner.

    (Stop the laugh-track, sound engineer.)

     

    I’m trying to remember how many times I have seen her at the gun range, sharpening her skills with her .357 magnum.

     

    Wait. (still thinking.)

     

    Wait. ( still Googling.)

    Okay, so there is NO record of her ever having shot a gun.

     

    The good news is that Senator Clinton's surrogate, Ann Coulter, is quite accomplished with firearms. This is undoubtedly going to off-set the chatter of verbal attacks from the right directed towards Mrs. Clinton.

    So, let's just call it a wash, shall we?

     

     

    Lucianne.com has a post response from “Susannah” who sums it up succintly. [Clinton]..” would portray herself as an albino, Druid, transgender, woodcarver if she thought it would get her votes.”

     

     

    Meanwhile, Jimmuh Carter and AlGore line up at the shooting range (figuratively speaking, of course) to pow-pow the pistol-packin’ Mama right out of the race.   
  • Patriot Guard Riders, Operation DNA, and Why (some) Germans Generate Contempt

     Susan Duclos, also known as 'Spree' has been blogging for our troops with verve, nerve, and dedication for quite some time now.

    When she e-mailed and asked me to re-post, I had to jump right on it.

    After you read the story of how the PGR is trying to re-unite the remains of Vietnam Vets with a proper burial spot, go down to the next link, where I promise your blood will boil.

    From Spree,

    Last night I was asked by a friend in the Patriot Guard Riders, to help spread the word about a group that had made it a mission of bring the cremated remains of their brothers in arms, to their proper resting place or families.

    Read it and if you think it is as worthy as I did, please help spread the word.

    They deserve better than this.

    http://wwwwakeupamericans-spree.blogspot.com/2008/04/no-one.html


    Watch your blood pressure when you read this next link...it reminds you why Germany has a stained history, and deservedly so.

    http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/253106

  • Bay Area Brothers Welcomed Home from Iraq

    This story makes my heart skip a beat.

    Two brothers, both Marines, serving their country in Iraq, came home safely to the San Francisco Bay Area last night.

    And they were greeted as heroes at the airport by the Patriot Guard Riders, EaglesUP West Coast coordinator Doug Lyvere, family and soon- to- be friends.

    KPIX News covered it here.

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    250 people showed up!

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    The Boy Scouts waited anxiously to say hello.

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    I know that readers of this blog from the South, the Midwest and other parts of the country don't get why this is a big deal.

    It's because we are in Liberal Land, where many/most do not celebrate the service and sacrifice of our heroes.

    Gentlemen, job well done. Welcome home to Joshua and Michael Woodruff.

    Renee Woodruff is over the moon!
  • Oh Girly Girls! --New Home Decorator Has Come to Town

    Proving that I am an equal opportunity website, catering to the needs of the ladies WHO. MUST. DECORATE, I am linking you to 'Spree', proud patriot at WakeUpAmericans.

    Thank Goodness, our hero John Wayne reappears for our designer needs.

    (I'm thinking rustic log cabin look, with plaids, lots of guns, deer-heads, leather, definitely notpleather, soft comfy sofas, and more guns. Guns are an especially nice accessory in a manly-man home decorated by the wimmin' folk.)

    It's High Noon for the Home Decorators.

  • SF Bay Area Brothers Welcomed Home from Iraq!

    JOSHUA AND MICHAEL WOODRUFF, WE LOVE YOU! 

    Two brothers, both Marines, serving their country in Iraq, came home safely to the San Francisco Bay Area last night.

    And they were greeted as heroes at the Oakland airport by the Patriot Guard Riders, EaglesUP West Coast coordinator Doug Lyvere, family and soon- to- be friends.

    KPIX News covered it here.

    250 people showed up!

    The Boy Scouts waited anxiously to say hello.

    I know that readers of this blog from the South, the Midwest and other parts of the country don't get why this is a big deal.

    Y'all greet returning servicemen and women all the time.

    Not so much here.

    It's because we are in Liberal Land, where many/most do not celebrate the service and sacrifice of our heroes.

    Gentlemen, job well done. Welcome home to Joshua and Michael Woodruff.

    John Woodruff is beyond words.

    Renee Woodruff is over the moon. Can you tell from her e-mail?

    ....The reception at the airport of 45 Patriot Riders was only piece of the puzzle.  Their arrival in Oakland was celebrated with two fire trucks creating a water arch for the plane to pass through.  Then they were escorted home, where at best count 250 people, were waiting to thank them personally. They included the local VFW bag pipes included to a company of boy scouts standing at attention in front of the flag that would not fit in front of the house (my guess 100ft x 50ft.) Assemblyman Guy Houston was on hand to personally thanked them along with many others to numerous to mention.  When it quieted down I asked them if they knew how much their service was appreciated and how proud of them we are! They got the message!


    Semper Fi!!

    Renee 

  • Teaching Islam at Taxpayer Expense

    Shocking, but true. And in Minneapolis, the Heartland of America, of all places. 

    Metro charter school accused of teaching Islam
     

    A Star Tribune newspaper column has prompted a state investigation into a charter school. A substitute teacher said a school in Inver Grove Heights is blurring the line of separation of church and state.

    Being a charter school Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy, or TIZA, is supported by tax dollars. The teacher told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS the presence of religion she observed at the school took her by surprise.

    TIZA Executive Director Azad Zaman insisted the school follows with state and federal laws.

    "TIZA does not endorse any religion," he said.

    However, TIZA Academy is sponsored by Islamic Relief USA, based in California.

  • Coming Up on Fox News, Neil Cavuto show....

    Melanie Morgan!  The mistress of this very website.

    Today we are talking waste, fraud and abuse ..why government should be smaller, and why it matters.

    Look for me at 1:30(ish) PDT.

  • Bush to Nation: America Winning in Iraq

    That's the correct headline...but the one being run by Mainstream Media reads

    "BUSH EMBRACES PAUSE IN TROOP CUTBACKS."

    President Bush spoke to the country about the situation in Iraq during a nationally televised appearance from the White House.

    Associated Press story by Deb Riechmann reads, as usual, in the most negative light the Fake But Accurate news service can contrive.

    President Bush makes a statement on Iraq, Thursday, April 10, 2008, in the Cross Hall of the White House in Washington.  (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)

    SCOOP CONFIRMED!

    Three months ago, while reporting live from Kuwait, I aired a report from my military sources that the extended 15 month rotation would end shortly, to be replaced by the standard 12 month stay for the military.

    From AP

    "In another major decision, the president announced he will seek to relieve the heavy strain on the Army by reducing the length of combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan to 12 months, down from the current level of 15 months. He said the change would take effect on Aug. 1, and would not affect U.S. forces already deployed on the front lines.

    Bush said U.S. forces have made major gains since he ordered a buildup of about 30,000 U.S. forces last year. "We have renewed and revived the prospect of success" the president said."

    This is tremendous news for our military and their families. Secretary of Defense Gates listened and acted upon advice given by his senior officers.

     

  • "Armchair General" Nancy Pelosi, Too Busy to Meet with Vets

    Ah yes, Madame Speaker, who is so busy micro-managing the war while under-cutting our troops, finds herself otherwise engaged when it comes to meeting Iraq War Heroes.

    (See No Good, Hear No Good, Speak No Good. That's our San Fran Nan!)   

    Pelosi: Wouldn't meet with Vets for Freedom.
    Pelosi: Wouldn't meet with Vets for Freedom.

    (From New York Post)

    April 9, 2008 -- Today, New York City will host a handful of America's 21st century patriots - bona fide combat heroes of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They'll be visiting TV and talk-radio outlets and a Bronx school - to share the facts about what they've seen.

    Meanwhile, even Reuters News Agency is forced to admit that the change in strategy in Iraq resulted in a big political loss for the Democrats.

    BUYING TIME

    Petraeus soon made clear he saw his job as not just to improve security in Iraq but also to buy time for his efforts in the United States. He talked about speeding up the "Baghdad clock" and slowing down the "Washington clock."

    The general recruited leading Washington military analysts as advisers and encouraged commanders to cultivate good relations with the media. That approach helped produce positive editorials and coverage of U.S. efforts in Iraq.

    Even opponents of the war say Petraeus has been successful in winning time, although they are skeptical about progress towards lasting stability among factions in Iraq.

    What the Reuters report neglects to mention is the pro-troops organizations like Move America Forward and many others banded together to fight the public relations war in the media.

    Facts in evidence that the Mainstream Mediahate to admit.

     

  • And the Winner of the Obama Caption Contest Is....

     But FIRST!

    The photo-shopped 'imagined' President Obama's first day in office. (you know it's coming, don't you?)

     

    ....AND NOW OUR CHAMPION!

    "Stop right there! Leave all that talk of democracy at the door!"

    (From Joel, self-described Ann Coulter minion)

    SECOND PLACE HONORS TO E.C.!

    "I can truly be proud of America, finally," says Mrs. Obama

    (From E.C.)

    Both contributors will receive a fabulous T-Shirt with the caption, and if I am feeling extra generous, a coffee mug as well. (Well, after my taxes are done, I'll see how 'rich' I feel.)

    Thank-you to everyone who took the time to participate!

  • Gawd Awmighty! The Most Vicious Man in Broadcasting Attacks

    So.

    Keith Olbermann.

    MSNBC'S Director of Anti-American Activities.

     

    The rabid skunk with a national platform to slur our troops, and those who support them, with a bitterness based in ratings and $$$ for his high-flying lifestyle.

    The single most ridiculous broadcast from KO may have been aired last night...David Bellavia, a genuine Iraq war hero, praised Senator John McCain during a news conference for Vets For Freedom, which criss-crossed the country telling the stories of heroism and success in Iraq during the Congressional Report by General David Petraeus.

    Bellavia made a comparison to pop culture in which he said (paraphrasing) that you can have the Tiger Woods of the world, but I'll take Senator McCain (for standing strong against terrorism.)

    The Uber-Olbermann did not like that.

    NewsBusters.org has the story and video.

    People should be outraged by this insane drivel.

    Olbermann needs to apologize.

    But he won't.

    It's all about the ratings.

  • Olympic Torch Switch Inflames Protestors

    Here in San Francisco, ground zero for protests, counter-protests, street theater and political guerrilla tactics...pro-Tibet and pro-Chinese demonstrators got punked today.

    San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom (Governor Wannabe) cut short the Olympic Torch run because the streets were filled with furious confrontations by the two sides.

    (Contra Costa Times)

    ( Noah Berger )
    Olympic torch heading to Buenos Aires after tumultuous day
    After runners carried the Olympic torch on a completely altered route through San Francisco today, the flame was transported late this afternoon to the airport, where it will be put on a plane for it's next stop, Buenos Aires.

    The supporters of Dalai Lama and the pro-Tibet side have a legitimate beef with the government of China.

    The Chi-Coms are stomping these people into submission. But many of the protestors marching up and down Market Street and at Justin Herman Plaza are just rabble-rousers who live and breathe anarchy. Some are paid to do so. They don't care about the situation in Tibet anymore than I care about the people who protest global warming.

    Here's the question: where were these agitators when the Chinese cracked down on the Tibetans in an especially brutal way during the Clinton administration? Where was Mrs. Clinton? Is this why she threw the lamp at Bill after he sold tech secrets to the Chinese government?

    I am debating whether I should call Mrs. Clinton a protest whore.

    NOW she's a big-time supporter of Tibet, when it is easy to pander to her left-wing base.

    Better not.

    She might get mad.

    And throw another lamp.

     

     

  • ZombieTime marches into the Tomb of the Rich

    One of my heroes (unknown to me and I don't even have an e-mail address) took his/her camera into my adopted hometown of San Francisco to shoot the appearance of Barry Hussein Obama yesterday for a mega-rich billionaire fund-raiser.

    (Barry is for the little people, of course, and his wife Michelle wants to make sure no one makes TOO much money, because we need helpers in society--excluding the millionaire Obamas, of course.) 

    I get a huge kick out of this because I brought 5,000 of my closest friends to the Getty Mansion in 1998 (yes, we are talking the oil heir Gordon Getty) to Pacific Heights, my very first activist rally during the impeachment of Hilllary's husband...and Billy-Jeff wasn't happy to see us.

     In fact, he grew red-faced when he saw me in front of the Getty Mansion with my bull-horn, and 15-foot banner supporting all the women Mr. and Mrs. Clinton maligned.

    Paula. Juanita. Gennifer. Elizabeth. Kathleen. Well, you get the idea, if you were paying attention in the '90's.

    Talk about Deja Vu.

    Pacific Heights is the snootiest address in town. The Getty's are some of the wealthiest people in the country.

    They are rooting for Obama, in fact, they are Obama obsessed. 

    So they brought together all their richy-rich friends to donate.

    Take it away, Zombietime!

     

  • Karl Rove Shines on Fox News

    ...random thoughts after a long day working on my taxes.

    I FREAKING hate doing taxes. I hate PAYING taxes even more. (Thank goodness that my pal and hard-core CPA Steve Moskowitz here in San Francisco takes the job and makes it spotless for the IRS.)

    Somebody, anybody, PLEASE campaign on a flat tax reform.

    But I digress.

    I was watching Bill O'Reilly's re-broadcast tonight, trying  to catch up on the video from General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker's appearance before Congress on Capitol Hill.  (Go back and read this link after you finish mine. You'll laugh. I did.)

    So I am thinking to myself-- Wow! 

    Fox News has made a stunningly brilliant move in hiring Karl Rove as a commentator.

    KARL ROVE UNLEASHED.

    Why wasn't this Karl Rove (the one I saw with the graphs and goofy erase-a-board) out there for the past 7 and a half years talking to the American public the way I saw him this evening?

    This guy can COMMUNICATE. He's witty, smart, personable, and slays the Democrats and their ridiculous arguements on every subject, especially the one nearest and dearest to my heart --The War on Terror.

    The Bush Administration could NOT communicate.

    The Bush Administration made some stupid, stupid decisions early on that resulted in the Lefty's re-defining why we went into Iraq, why we stay there, and how it will affect generations to come if we prematurely leave the battlefield.

    "Evil" Karl Rove, so feared by the Left, stranded conservatives on an island built by the Mainstream Media. The man who wanted to create a Republican majority for decades to come, failed. 

    It's legacy building time for President Bush. Rove is out there now, correcting the record in an understandable way.

    But Rove (and others) let so many opportunities go by, dissing conservatives who wanted to help them (including me) by stiff-arming us when the going got tough.

    To quote my teenager - "Whatever."

    Or--History will judge.

     

  • Live-Blogging from Capitol Hill: General Petraeus Testimony

    Michelle Malkin is doing a stunning job of keeping track of the bloviating from Senate Democrats, heckling by CodePink, and the reports of REAL progress taking place in Iraq.

    Go here.

    Or click over to Sister Toldjah here.

    Ron Winter sums it with his withering criticism of Senator Carl Levin. Disgusting.

    Also, I got a call from Kristinn Taylor at FreeRepublic.com who brought a banner into the Senate chambers in D.C.

     It read "Thank You General Petraeus."

    Naturally, the Capitol police snatched his sign. And let the CodePinkos wave their anti-American banner that read "Bring the troops, home NOW!"

    Predictably, Senator Obama is now grabbing the spotlight by demanding that Americans negotiate with the terrorist government of Iran.

    This man is NOT fit to be our Commander-in-Chief.

    (via DrudgeReport)

    Clickhere to watch the excerpt of today’s Senate testimony.

    Sen. John Warner (R-VA): “Can you now, just in simple language, tell us, ‘yes, it is worth it’ and ‘it is making us safer here at home’?“

    Gen. David Petraeus: “Senator, I do believe it is worth it … I took on the task, the privilege, of command of Multinational Force-Iraq, because I do believe that it is worth it and I do believe the interests there are of enormous importance, again, to our country, not just to the people of Iraq and the people of that region and the world.”

    Sen. Warner: “Mr. Ambassador,how doyou answer? Is it providing greater security here at home?”

    Ambassador Ryan Crocker: “Sir, I will try to answer that at two levels. First, in the little over a year that I have been in Iraq we have seen a significant degradation of al Qaeda's presence and its abilities. Al Qaeda is our mortal and strategic enemy. So, to the extent that al Qaeda’s capacities have been lessened in Iraq, and they have been significantly lessened, I do believe that makes America safer.”

    (Testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, 4/8/08

  • UK GUARDIAN LEAKS SECRET PAPERS ON IRAQ WAR EFFORT

     

     The Left-wing British newspaper is now spilling  secrets during war-time about the long-term involvement of Allied forces in Iraq.

    The Guardian must be taking it's lead from the New York Times.

     Anybody got a rope?    

     

     

    And the Left-wing media in THIS country are attempting to maintain the fiction that most troops are voting for Obama.

    Oh. Wait.One person is voting for Hillary.

     

    Test-taking time for conservatives. What do these two stories have in common? 

    Answer: FEAR AND LOATHING of General David Petraeus' report that is coming out on Capitol Hill tomorrow.

      
  • Sister Mel -"I Toldjah So...."

    Have many times have your kids been forced to watch 'An Inconvenient Truth' without any balance in your schools?

    My son saw it three times the year it came out. I have seen reports where other youngsters watched that piece of garbage seven times, and worse.

     Al Gore made his chops in Hollywood with an Oscar, and he busted the chops of anyone who has denounced global warming as a huge HOAX on the American public.

    Well, Sister I Toldjah So (with apologies to the real Sister Toldjah blog-mistress) can't help reveling in this piece from USA Today Today.

    My former co-host at KSFO, Brian Sussman, is probably ranting and raving on the radio even as I type. He is a meterologist. He goes slightly insane, frothing at the mouth, and starts hurling (his verbal spears) on this subject.

    (Brian Sussman, the lovable, huggable host with the most contempt for GW B.S)

    The scary thing is that Brian, if he were still working in TV as a meterologist, could be stripped of his certification for holding his views. That's because Dr. Heidi Cullen of the Weather Channel thinks that the 'deniers' are dangerous. So does Al Gore. And most Liberals.

    Brian isn't dangerous. A little excitable from time to time, but he's a harmless guy who just likes to fire up his leaf-blower whenever there's a Smog Alert in the Bay Area. I think that's fairly reasonable. I like to jump into my Great Big Honkin' SUV and circle the block four or five times when I hear about Smog Alerts. Brian gets mad at me because I forget (occasionally) to get my generator going, like he does, and then mow the lawn. 

    I like to think my additional contribution is valuable, too, because I light a fire in the fireplace (which the global hoaxers say will scorch another huge hole in the Ozone) while keeping a sharp eye out for the fire cops. Under regulations from the California Air Resources Board, I could be arrested. But thankfully, the hot-heads at CARB were shot down by global coolers like Brian.

    However, we must be vigilant when dealing with seriously disturbed, emotionally driven insane people.Why? Because they are making headway thanks to the 300 million dollar advertising campaign that ALGORE is orchestrating, whose minions are infiltrating our schools and propagandizing our children. Hitler would be proud. 

    Fight back, folks. Mother Earf needs you.

     

  • Vets For Freedom Converge on Capitol Hill

    While the mainstream media is engaging it's spin job about the success of the surge in Iraq, heroes from the war are going to be flooding Capitol Hill to tell the hard cold facts that the rest of the country should be hearing...

    They are gathering for the testimony of General David Petraeus, and his second congressional report on the counter-insurgency efforts of our military men and women. 

    From my friend Pete Hegseth, Executive Director of Vets For Freedom. 

    For the past three weeks, the National Heroes Tour took the message of the success in Iraq straight to the American people. From San Antonio to Saint Paul to South Carolina, we engaged crowds large and small, and spoke with over 200 media outlets, reaching over 20 million people through local television and radio.

     

    With just 3% of news coverage in the mainstream media committed to Iraq, we bypassed national media all together, and it worked. Local media outlets were very receptive to "ground truth," and our veterans were able to provide it. Any way you slice it, the National Heroes Tour has been an overwhelming success.

     

    But it's not over yet. Tomorrow we bring our message to Congress, when over 400 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans descend on Capitol Hill for "Vets on the Hill." Our guys will enjoy breakfast with the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Richard Myers, before heading to Capitol Hill for a bi-partisan press conference with two-dozen members of Congress, including Senators John McCain, Joe Lieberman, and Lindsay Graham.

     

    After the press conference, Vets for Freedom will flood the halls of Congress with a sea of warriors, armed with first-hand experience, facts about the incredible progress in Iraq, and a passion for nothing short of victory, Their stories are "taking points" that no one can refute-and members of Congress, on both sides of the aisle, will hear from them.

     

    Our message is simple: Let them win! and listen to General David Petraeus. He was right in September, and has the best pulse on events in Iraq. Congress would be wise to heed his advice.

     

    Commence Movement to Contact,

     

    Pete Hegseth

    Executive Director

    Vets for Freedom

     

     

  • Meanwhile, Back at the Caption Contest

    I started this contest a couple of days ago, after my graphic artist put together this photo-shop of Barry Hussein Obama's imagined first day in the Oval Office.

    Here are the top entries. Somebody is going to get a free T-shirt out of this deal.

    "Stop right there! Leave all that talk of democracy at the door!"

    (From Joel, self-described Ann Coulter minion)

    "Horns? What Horns? There ain't no horns!"

    (Anonymous)

    "I can truly be proud of America, finally," says Mrs. Obama

    (From E.C.)

    "CHANGE. The way life will be under me."

    (From Marie)

    "What, me worry?"

    (From Dennis)

    "Today is the First Day of the End of Life as We Know it."

    (From Thomas in Iraq)

    "Everyone who thinks we should have an immediate withdrawal from Iraq, please raise your hand."

    (From Mark)

    "No Troops Left Behind."

    (From Rick J.)

    "You are wearing me down, 'Bro.' OK, you can take your picture, but I'm not gonna smile..Got it?"

    (From Angel)

    Captain contest is closing tomorrow. The lucky devil to win a gorgeous t-shirt will be notified by this website.

  • Saving the World, One Bulldog at a Time

    Are you a dog lover? So am I, although I came by this deep affection late in life.

    That's because my favorite dog Sugar was taken from me at an impressionable time (puberty) and I reeled from the loss. I was afraid to love a dog again, until  Riley came into our lives three years ago. She was the cutest puppy ever.

    Now I am dog-crazy!

    So is my best friend Cat. Even though her name is Cat, she is a dog-lover just like me.

    Now she has a dog-blog. She writes in it when we aren't together cooking up schemes to ankle-bite the liberals who drive us crazy.

    Since there are so many rabid weasel liberals where we live, it isn't easy finding the free time to capture the capers of Callahan, The Freedom Dog.

    In my Youth  

    Callie is a reformed French Bulldog. She was re-named a Freedom Dog after Cat got mad at the French following September 11th. Cat is thinking of changing Freedom Dog back to French Bulldog, now that the handsome Nicolas Sarkozy has made it clear that he likes us Americans.

    Cat's dog-blog is quite entertaining. It also has many pictures of large breasted women. Really BIG hooters. But there is a point to the salacious photographs. Well, not really, but guys really like to look at boobs.

    Read about Callahan's newest post "Don't Hate Me Because I'm beautiful" here.