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  • A Life Lived in Denial

    DSK's long-suffering wife Anne Sinclair
    finally leaves him as former IMF boss
    is kicked out of their Paris home

     

       Original Article

    The long-suffering wife of Dominique Strauss-Kahn has finally left him, it was confirmed last night. After months of loyal support in the face of seedy vice allegations, Anne Sinclair kicked the former International Monetary Fund boss out of their Paris home. The split happened a month ago but Ms Sinclair, a 64-year-old art heiress and internet journalist, initially managed to keep it quiet. But as the now unemployed Mr Strauss-Kahn, 63, prepared for further court appearances, he confirmed the separation. ‘They are no longer living as man and wife,’ said a source close to Mr Sinclair, who at one stage
  • Liberal Spin

    Obama Wins the Battle,
    Roberts Wins the War

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    There were two battles being fought in the Supreme Court over the Affordable Care Act. Chief Justice John Roberts—and Justice Anthony Kennedy—delivered victory to the right in the one that mattered. Yes, Roberts voted to uphold the individual mandate, joining the court's liberal wing to give President Obama a 5-4 victory on his signature piece of legislation. Right-wing partisans are crying treason; left-wing partisans saw their predictions of a bitter, party-line defeat undone. But the health care law was, ultimately, a pretext. This was a test case for the long-standing—but previously fringe—campaign to rewrite Congress' regulatory powers under the Commerce Clause.
  • Congratulations, Mr. President

    The Supreme Court Ruling today upholding the majority of Obamacare has certainly caused a round of celebration for Democrats and the Presidency. but the bottom line is that you need to be careful of what you wish for: Obama may have just guaranteed a Republican Senate and handed Romney the Presidency.

    Way to go.

     

  • Carville: The Tea Party's Over

    Original Article

    James Carville, one of Bill Clinton’s top political consultants, sent a fundraising e-mail yesterday proclaiming that “The Tea Party is Over,” according to the New York Observer. The letter, written to solicit fundraising money for Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY), says if Democrats like Slaughter are elected, the Tea Party movement will be over, even though Carville concedes that getting rid of the Tea Party will not be easy. “These Tea Party Republicans have worn out their welcome. But I’m telling you — getting rid of ‘em won’t be easy.

  • Ashes to Ashes

    A Man Tries to Take His Grandfather's Ashes Home . . . And a TSA Agent Spills Them On the Floor

    A Man Tries to Take His Grandfather's Ashes Home . . . And a TSA Agent Spills Them On the Floor

    Wednesday June 27, 2012 - The TSA isn't just harassing and violating living people anymore . . . now they're desecrating the DEAD too. Last week, a man tried to take his grandfather's ashes from Orlando to Indianapolis . . . but a TSA screener opened the jar and accidentally spilled the ashes on the floor. TSA policy bans opening containers of human remains after they pass the X-ray, so a spokesman says they're investigating.

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  • Bankruptcy Coming to a City Near You?

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    In opting to become the nation's largest city to seek federal bankruptcy protection, this river port of 290,000 took a rare financial step of last resort after struggling with the economic downturn, soaring pension costs and contractual obligations.

    Thirteen cities, counties and other government entities filed for bankruptcy protection last year — the highest annual level in nearly two decades. Stockton was the seventh U.S. municipality to file this year and the first California city since Vallejo, which sought protection in 2008, according to James Spiotto, a Chicago bankruptcy attorney who tracks municipal bankruptcies.

    "Filing bankruptcy is time-consuming, expensive and complicated," said Spiotto, noting that Vallejo spent millions of dollars alone on attorneys and other bankruptcy professionals. "And you never get the results you desire."

    That's why experts are divided on whether other financially struggling cities, towns and other government entities will follow Stockton to bankruptcy court. Spiotto said it will be hard and expensive for Stockton to obtain financing.

  • A Petulant President

    Today the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that Arizona law enforcement has the right to check the immigration status of persons under arrest for other crimes. It is important to note that no one of any culture or race can simply be stopped and asked to "show their papers." In fact, the Court struck down much of the Arizona law, but the retention of this one provision has provoked a series of responses that reveal the true colors of our petulant, power-hungry despot-in-chief. Within minutes of the Court's ruling, the Administration declared that they would no longer cooperate with Arizona in any matter pertaining to this law. Obama's minions went further and set up a hot line for folks who feel mistreated by this law.

    At first glance, this seems to smack of election-year pandering for Hispanic votes. While this is true, the insidious nature of this response to our legal process unmasks a nefarious agenda that reaches well beyond a few swing-state votes. What we are observing are the strategies and tactics of statism, practiced by totalitarians for more than a century. At the heart of the Obama Administration is contempt for the average citizen and the genuine belief that they know what is best for the masses. The strategy is to mobilize the disaffected that believe in more federal largesse and cultural elites that desire maximal private excess. When a leader unites these two groups and has a few business folks in her or his pocket, the stage is set for dictatorial rule. Contempt for the Constitution, the rule of law, traditional virtues, private enterprise and conservative religious traditions (except Islam) are all part of the package and provide direct parallels with another era: one dominated by the evil twin towers of Hitler and Stalin.

    Add to these offenses the Imperial cloak of "executive privilege" for concealing needed documents and buying off cronies and the stage is set for the end of the American experiment in virtue-based liberty.

    In foreign policy, the offenses are even more destructive for the forces of liberty and truth. The Arab Spring has devolved into the Islamicist winter, threatening any sparks of democracy and the very existence of Israel. Obama's strategy of outreach to Islamic groups and networks is more than failure - it has opened the door for aggrandizement by the radicals that lurk just beneath the surface of so many cultural and economic networks.

    The upcoming election is the most important moment in American political history since Abraham Lincoln assumed the presidency. Lincoln faced a divided Union and the consequences of the founders failure concerning slavery. Today we have a nation unable to engage in civil debate, with fortunes made through victimhood, wealthy power-brokers appearing to care for the poor they never encounter and disdain for the checks and balances of our great Constitution.

    Our petulant President deserves defeat in November. But the key to our future is more than the current occupant of the White House. "We the People" must be a civil, infomed citizenry taking responsiblity for our nation's future.

  • Democrats Out of Cash!

    Democrats are considering canceling their political convention’s kick-off event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, as party planners grapple with a roughly $27 million fundraising deficit, according to two people familiar with matter.

    Convention and campaign officials will make a final decision later this week after Steve Kerrigan, the chief executive officer of the Charlotte, North Carolina convention committee, discusses the matter with President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, based in Chicago, said the two people, who requested anonymity to discuss internal party politics.

  • Presidential Polling, Hispanics Going for Obama

    Mitt Romney had better come up with a better sound bite on immigration...because the polling shows that Obama's Dream Act announcement giving illegal immigrant children citizenship is a winning issue.

    From Real Clear Politics:

    PollDateSampleMoEObama (D)Romney (R)Spread
    RCP Average 6/1 - 6/24 -- -- 46.8 44.2 Obama +2.6
    Rasmussen Tracking 6/22 - 6/24 1500 LV 3.0 45 47 Romney +2
    Gallup Tracking 6/18 - 6/24 3050 RV 2.0 45 46 Romney +1
    Bloomberg 6/15 - 6/18 734 LV 3.6 53 40 Obama +13
    Associated Press/GfK 6/14 - 6/18 878 RV 4.2 47 44 Obama +3
    Pew Research 6/7 - 6/17 1563 RV 2.9 50 46 Obama +4
    Reuters/Ipsos 6/7 - 6/11 848 RV 3.4 45 44 Obama +1
    Monmouth/SurveyUSA/Braun 6/4 - 6/6 1152 LV 2.9 47 46 Obama +1
    FOX News 6/3 - 6/5 907 RV 3.0 43 43 Tie
    IBD/CSM/TIPP 6/1 - 6/8 841 RV 3.5 46 42 Obama +4

    See All General Election: Romney vs. Obama Polling Data

  • Is Eric Holder on His Way Out?

    Bait-and-switch? Or breath-taking chutzpah? Either way, Eric Holder is in big trouble.

    The embattled attorney general destroyed what little is left of his credibility yesterday afternoon when he failed to turn over 1,300 subpoenaed and unredacted documents in the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal to House investigators led by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.).

    How did the Justice Department come to OK an operation that handed massive firepower to Mexico’s drug lords, with no hope of tracing the guns and without a word to the Mexican government? Still no good answers, some 18 months after one of those guns was found at the site of the murder of a US Border Patrol agent, while countless others have been used to kill innocent Mexicans.

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    Nor has Justice handed over more than a token number of the duly subpoenaed documents that might help explain the disaster.

    Instead, in a 20-minute meeting that Holder himself had requested to stave off today’s planned contempt citation vote in Issa’s committee, he merely offered to “brief” Issa on their contents.

    Holder’s insulting, 11th-hour offer came after he’d already missed a morning deadline to turn over the documents — a small percentage of the total number that Congress has demanded as it tries to get to the bottom of the scandal.

    Issa surely feels like Charlie Brown charging the football, with Holder as Lucy. For over a year, he’s been trying to pin down the slippery AG, issuing one “last chance” after another, dragging Holder in front of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (on top of Senate appearances) and firing off angry letter after angry letter.

    Each time, Holder has scampered off, meeting Issa’s legitimate demands with contempt — for the congressman, the Congress itself and the rule of law.

    He tried it again yesterday after his offer was rebuffed, calling Issa’s demands “political gamesmanship” and cracking, “The ball’s in their court.”

    Um . . . no, Mr. Attorney General. The ball’s in yourcourt — and has been ever since Justice took the extraordinary step of formally “withdrawing” a Feb. 4, 2011 letter from assistant AG Ron Weich — who announced last week that he’s leaving Justice to become dean of the University of Baltimore law school.

    Weich is just the latest F&F figure to jump ship, after ex-US Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke and former acting head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Ken Melson.

    Weich’s letter definitively denied allegations that the ATF, which supervised the F&F operation, “knowingly allowed the sale of assault weapons” to straw buyers acting on behalf of Mexican drug cartels.

    Oops. In December, Holder told Congress that Weich’s letter was now inoperable, then promptly clammed up again, making it clear he has something — something big — to hide from Congress and the American people.

    Which is why — unless he produces the documents before 10 a.m. this morning — Holder is looking at a House committee vote on contempt of Congress charges; once the full House goes along, he’ll be only the 11th official to be so cited since 1975.

    Then what? Technically, the citation goes to the US attorney for DC to present to a grand jury. Usually, lawyers for the White House and Congress huddle and work out some accommodation — but relations may be too poisonous for that now.

    Holder also has the option to simply not prosecute himself — which would surely set off a firestorm, as would any attempt by him or the president to assert executive privilege at this late date.

    The last thing President Obama needs heading into the election is even more controversy over his hyper-politicized chief law-enforcement officer — especially with some in Congress already calling for a special prosecutor to investigate intelligence leaks emanating from the administration.

    So Holder’s in a pickle, looking at up to a year in jail should he be convicted. And convictions do happen — just ask former EPA official Rita Lavelle, convicted of lying to Congress back in 1983.

    Even should the AG finally come across with the documents, Issa must not let up. Holder has thumbed his nose at Congress and the country for too long. It’s time for the truth.

  • 52% of American Workers Do NOT Look Forward to Retirement.

    Forget sandy beaches, long cruises and plenty of time for the garden and the grandkids.

    About half of Americans aren’t looking forward to retirement, at least in part because they fear they won’t have enough money, a new survey finds.

    The survey, conducted in March on behalf of TD Ameritrade, found that only 52 percent of working adults agreed with the statement, “I am looking forward to retirement.”

    The remaining 48 percent were either neutral or disagreed.

    TD Ameritrade then asked the people who had disagreed with the statement why they weren’t looking forward to retirement.

    The most common reason was that they didn’t have enough money saved, although a similar number of people said they were too young or retirement was too far away.

    Other popular responses included that they like their work or feared being bored.

    Baby boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, were most likely to be looking forward to retirement. Older workers born from 1930 to 1945 were most likely to feel negatively about retirement, perhaps because at their age it seems they might never retire.

    The responses were from a survey of 2,000 U.S. adults.

    The recession has had a varied effect on workers’ retirementplans. Some older people are working longer than they expectedbecause they can no longer afford to retire. Others have been forced into early retirementbecause they lost a job and couldn’t find a new one.

    The average age at which Americans expect to retire has been gradually creeping up. A recent Gallup poll found that it has risen to  67.

  • Rasmussen Polling: Romney UP 3+

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows Mitt Romney attracting 47% of the vote, while President Obama earns 44%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and another five percent (5%) are undecided.

    his is the 10th straight day that Romney has held a modest advantage over the president. See tracking history.

    With a decision coming any day now, most voters want the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the president’s health care law.  Just 21% believe the government has the constitutional authority to require the purchase of health insurance. Earlier this year, a column by Scott Rasmussen argued that the health care law is doomed regardless of what the court decides. 

    Consumer confidence has fallen to the lowest level in five months.  Confidence is now barely above the lowest levels of 2012. In his latest syndicated newspaper column, Scott Rasmussen notes that “consumers rate their personal finances the same as they did on the day President Obama was inaugurated. If that doesn't improve by November, there's likely to be a new president in January.”

  • Man Sues State for Deer Attack

    A Bolinas man who says he was attacked by a deer has filed a lawsuit against the state Department of Fish and Game, claiming it "mismanaged" the animal.

    Tadeusz Wyrzykowski, in a handwritten court filing, says the deer jumped into his fenced yard last spring and "attacked me (twice) on a narrow path."

    "I fell into a window pane," he wrote. "A shred of glass imbeded [sic] in my right foot."

    Wyrzykowski, who lives on Aspen Road, said the wildlife department "owns that animal, manages it and is responsible for the diversified use of it."

    "CDFG mismanaged negligently its animal its claims & duties," he said. "As a direct result, I suffered trauma, pain and lasting injury, compromising my health

    till present."

    Wyrzykowski, 58, seeks unspecified damages. A case management conference was set for Oct. 19 before Judge Roy Chernus in Marin Superior Court

  • "Reforms" in California Guarantee Higher Taxes

    SACRAMENTO – God help California from its current crop of wealthy "moderates" who believe that the only thing that will save our state is a dose of higher taxes. They continue to embrace electoral rule changes that ultimately will undermine the Republicans' supposedly hard line against tax hikes.

    June 5 saw was the first election to use the "top two" primary system, a form of open primary designed specifically to elect more candidates who resemble former state Sen. Abel Maldonado and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the two politicians most responsible for its implementation. These are two of the least-effective and least-principled Republicans to attain higher office in recent years, so let this serve as a warning about what is to come.

    The election also took place utilizing new electoral districts drawn according to a supposedly apolitical redistricting system.

    After the smoke cleared, we find these results: "Top two" has obliterated minor parties and assured that the ideas they could bring to the general election will not get a fair hearing. In many legislative races, the general election will pit two members of the same party against each other, which is part of the system's design. Top two was supposed to promote greater choice, but voters will have fewer choices.

    Top two is supposed to reduce the influence of big money, but record amounts were spent in the primary cycle. This system will only increase the power of moneyed interests. Now winning candidates will need to run in two open, general elections, rather than in a narrow primary, then in a general election for what was typically a safe seat. That takes a lot more money. Who do you think will provide it?

    Redistricting was supposed to take the politics out of politics, but media reports showed that Republicans improperly vetted the redistricting commission members, allowing agenda-driven lefties on the panel.

    Between the two "reforms," it's clear what will happen after November. Democrats are likely to gain a rock-solid two-thirds majority in both houses of the Legislature, where they then can raise taxes at will.

    Another "moderate" reform has also gone into effect – the elimination of the two-thirds vote requirement to pass state budgets. We can already see what has happened as a result of that change. In this cycle, Republicans don't have any say in the process, because Democrats, who already have sizable majorities in both houses, no longer need GOP votes to pass their budgets.

    I'm not sure I see anything moderate about giving one party and its most extreme elements unalloyed power to pass budgets.

    Fortunately, these political reformers were unsuccessful in creating a state constitutional convention that would have enabled the liberals who dominate our political process to cast aside many of the taxpayer protections in the California Constitution. But some of them are eager to see the initiative, recall and referendum process hobbled, so as to make average folks more dependent than ever on the Legislature.

    These good-government types argue that Democrats and Republicans are too partisan (true), that liberals are too focused on insanity such as banning foie gras and imposing regulations on tanning salons (also true), and that conservatives are too focused on social issues such as gay marriage (yet again, true). But their solutions miss the mark by more than a country mile.

  • Are Stay-At-Home Dad's Satisfied with their Choice?

    What was most striking about an in-depth study of 33 dads, by the Boston College Center for Work and Family, was its conclusion: Despite the challenges and stigmas, the snooty moms and questioning relatives, the fathers surveyed were intent on staying home, satisfied with their choices. “What struck me was how thoughtful they were about parenting,” the center’s executive director, Brad Harrington, told me. “How it had changed them as individuals, how it had changed their perceptions of what a father should be.” Which is why he ended the study with a pointed recommendation: That we break from the “conflict/burden paradigm” that describes so much of the chatter about parenthood today.

  • Is Today the Day that Obamacare is Struck Down?

    The Folly of Obamacare
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    We pay our presidents for judgment, and President Obama committed a colossal error of judgment in making health-care “reform” a centerpiece of his first term. Ahead of the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — and regardless of how the court decides — it’s clear that Obama overreached. His attempt to achieve universal health insurance coverage is a massive feat of social engineering that, by its sweeping nature, weakens the economic recovery and antagonizes millions of Americans. Let’s review why the ACA (“Obamacare”) is dreadful public policy: (1) It increases uncertainty and decreases confidence
  • Focus Group Polling Shows Independants Sour on Obama

    They backed him last time, but now say they see the president as a weak leader. Five months from Election Day, can the White House hear the harsh message pollsters are sending?

    How tough an uphill climb does President Obama face with independent voters?

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    President Barack Obama speaks at Cuyahoga Community College, Thursday, June 14, in Cleveland. (Carolyn Kaster / AP Photo)

    If the findings of a focus group conducted this week are any indication, a steep one indeed.

    Nine of the 12 people gathered in Denver on Tuesday voted for Obama in ’08, but only three lean toward him at this point. They are a cross-section of America, working in real estate, health care, IT, and sales, and they’re torn between a president whose performance they say has been underwhelming and who doesn’t deserve reelection, and a challenger they know very little about beyond the fact that he’s a rich and successful businessman.

    When Democratic pollster Peter Hart probed for their thoughts about Bain Capital, the private-equity firm that Mitt Romney headed, nine of the group opted out, saying they didn’t know enough to talk about it. Of the three who ventured they knew “a little,” one said “Mitt ran it,” while another said “He did well,” three words that sum up the Obama campaign’s challenge as they try to tarnish what Hart has called Romney’s “halo effect” on the economy. They aren’t biting on Bain.

    Listening to these voters for over two hours, it was clear that their assessment of the economy is not as bleak as one would suppose, given their disaffection from Obama. They generally agree that the economy is improving, but Obama doesn’t get credit for a recovery that, while slow, is moving in the right direction—the core of his message for a second term. A few cited what they called “little things” Obama has done for the economy, like reining in credit-card companies, but no one could cite major accomplishments that would measure up to the expectations aroused by Obama as a candidate who promised to bring about transformative change.

    This Denver group was sponsored by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, and Hart’s findings add to a growing chorus of concern among Democrats not directly aligned with the Obama campaign that the president is not connecting with the voters he needs to win. Asked if he was feeling the heat from his allies in the Obama camp, Hart told The Daily Beast, “They know who I am, and that I’m a straight-shooter, and I’m totally in their corner. Sometimes being in their corner means telling them the truth.”
    “The whole platform was hope—I don’t feel any more hope today.”

    Whether it’s a failure of policy or of communications is debatable, but the sense of disillusionment with Obama’s performance is real. “He set up expectations that began 46 months ago, and they only grew over time,” says Hart. He singled out Jeffrey, a 31-year-old Web designer and home remodeler, as the voter Obama most needs and might not get. Jeffrey voted for Obama last time.

    “The whole platform was hope—I don’t feel any more hope today,” he said. Pressed by Hart as to which candidate he was leaning toward, Jeffrey said the tenor of the campaign turned him off, that he felt like he was in the middle of a weird argument between a husband and wife, and all he wanted to do was leave the room. “I don’t even know if I’m going to vote this time,” he said glumly.
    The crux of Obama’s challenge is to win back enough of the voters who have lost confidence in him, and in his ability to make government work for them. “Does that person even vote?” Hart later wondered. In his view, the young, bearded Web designer should be in Obama’s corner, and the fact that he isn’t is emblematic of the president’s problems.

    While the results of this focus group forecast trouble for Obama, they also point to an opening, which is to “get beyond the rat-a-tat of the present and take it to the future,” says Hart, a process begun by Obama with his economic speech in Cleveland Thursday. A sustained effort, and not just a one-stop speech, could reframe the race.

    There’s an opening, too, for Romney if he can build on the general impression voters have of him as a good businessman, and “make voters feel comfortable that he’s not going to dismantle everything we have,” says Hart, when it comes to health care and other social support programs.

    Asked which candidate these voters would like to attend a baseball game with, nobody wanted to go with Romney except to have him pick up the tab, giving Obama a substantial edge in likability. Both candidates came up short on a more subtle leadership exercise. Asked how each would perform if they were lost in the forest with nine friends, the group concluded Romney would use his super-duper expensive phone to call for help, with Donald Trump and wife Ann Romney topping the call list, while Obama would give a pep talk and then retreat to the sidelines. There’s the campaign in a microcosm.

    For Obama, this was a devastating departure from how voters responded to a similar question four years ago, when they said then candidate Obama would work with you, reason with you, and bring out the best in you. This time, says Hart, there was “no sense of leadership.” These are hard-nosed assessments five months out from the election, and the Obama campaign ignores them at its peril. Hart is a highly respected pollster with four decades of experience. Soft-spoken and generally cautious in his conclusions, people pay attention when he sounds the alarm.

  • It's Raining in Sunny California

    As of last year, CalPRS has $525 billion in unfunded liabilities.  But that was based on a return on equity of 7.75%.  Instead the return was a NEGATIVE 4.8%–a difference of 12%.

    That 12% will be added to the unfunded liabilities—$11 billion more of unfunded liabilities.

    “The fund’s value declined to $226.1 billion as of June 8, down from $237.5 billion at the start of its fiscal year July 1. As recently as March 31, the fund was up 1.9 percent for the first nine months. Since May 1, the Standard & Poor’s 500 (SPX) index of stocks declined 5.8 percent. Half of Calpers’s money is invested in equities.”

    California is in a Depression.  At a minimum the new deficit is $61 billion or as much as $75 billion. Totally unsustainable—as is the government pension systems.  The State will have a fiscal collapse the first quarter of 2013.  The pension systems are not far behind.

    Why isn’t this a front page story in the Times, Bee or Chron?  A 12% loss is gigantic, but not enough to make the back pages of mainstream media.

  • Crazy Reaches New level

    
    Every word used to describe Obama is now RACIST.  Including "cool", "Christian" and
    "Educated"
    
    
    by Joel Gehrke 
    Commentary Staff Writer
    
    Angela Rye, Executive Director of the Congressional Black Caucus, argued that
    President Obama has struggled during his first term due to racially-motivated
    opposition from conservatives who dislike having a black president.
    
    "This is probably the toughest presidential term in my lifetime," Rye said during
    CSPAN's Q&A yesterday. "I think that a lot of what the president has experienced is
    because he's black. You know, whether it's questioning his intellect or whether or
    not he's Ivy League. It's always either he's not educated enough or he's too
    educated; or he's too black or he's not black enough; he's too Christian or not
    Christian enough. There are all these things where he has to walk this very fine
    line to even be successful."
    
    She said that "a lot" of conservative opposition is racially-charged, citing the use
    of the word "cool" in an attack ad launched by Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS superPAC.
    
    "There's an ad, talking about [how] the president is too cool, [asking] is he too
    cool? And there's this music that reminds me of, you know, some of the
    blaxploitation films from the 70s playing in the background, him with his
    sunglasses," Rye said. "And to me it was just very racially-charged. They weren't
    asking if Bush was too cool, but, yet, people say that that's the number one person
    they'd love to have a beer with. So, if that's not cool I dont know what is.
    
    She added that "even 'cool,' the term 'cool,' could in some ways be deemed racial
    [in this instance]."
    
    http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/cbc-staff-opposition-obama-racist/592346
  • The Private Sector is "Fine"

    President Obama's claim Friday that "the private sector is doing fine" sparked a firestorm of attacks from Republicans and prompted a quick retraction, of sorts, from Obama, who later said "it is absolutely clear that the economy is not doing fine."

    But what has gone largely unnoticed was Obama's complaint that it's the government that's hurting these days. "Where we're seeing weaknesses in our economy," he said Friday, "have to do with state and local government."

    Even when he tried to walk back his comment later that day, Obama said that the private sector is showing "some good momentum" but the bigger problem is state and local government cutbacks.

    And over the weekend, Obama's top adviser, David Axelrod, argued that the private sector is "certainly doing better than the public sector."

    But a review of data from several government sources paints a different picture. State and local government spending and revenues are up, and while state and local government jobs are down slightly, these losses pale in comparison with the damage done to private-sector jobs over the past four years.

    Here's a rundown:

    State spending: Despite the deep recession and the slow recovery, annual state spending overall hasn't dropped once. In fact, by fiscal 2011, total outlays at the state level were 14% higher than they were in 2008, according to the National Association of State Budget Officers. (See nearby chart.)

    State general-fund spending: Meanwhile, states' spending from their general funds — which is more than a third of total state spending — climbed in 2011 and is expected to climb again in 2012. While still not back to 2008 levels, general-fund spending in 2012 will be slightly higher than 2007, NASBO reports.

    Midyear state budget cuts: Another sign of the improving health of state governments is the fact that the number of states making cuts to their budgets in the middle of the year has declined sharply. Last year, just 19 states did. So far this year, only two have.

    Combined state and local spending: Annualized state and local current expenditures were almost 10% higher in Q1 2012 than just before the Great Recession started, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

    State and local tax revenues: According to the Census Bureau, state and local tax revenues climbed 4.5% in 2011 — a year when the overall economy grew just 1.7%. Tax revenues are now above their previous peak of 2008.

  • How's That Hope and Change Thing Workin' Out?

    Nearly four years after enthusiastic younger voters poured into polling booths to help push Barack Obama over the finish line and into the Oval Office, their hope has turned to fear and pollster John Zogby says that they are ready to give up on politics.

    “I truly am worried about today's twenty-somethings,” he frets. “They are our global generation and I have seen them move from hope and grand expectations for themselves and their world to anxiety and disillusionment. We can't afford to lose them,” he adds.

  • Freefall

    American Families Lose 40 % of Net Worth in 3 Years.

    The biggest drops occurred among middle-income Americans, whose wealth was inextricably linked to the housing market boom and bust. Meanwhile, the wealthiest families actually saw their median income rise slightly.

    The data represents one of the most detailed looks so far how Americans’ finances have weathered the economic downturn. It underscores both the depth of the wounds of the financial crisis and how far many families remain from healing.

    “It’s hard to overstate how serious the collapse in the economy was,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist for Moody’s Analytics. “We were in freefall.”

  • Lefties Admit OWS A Failure

    The Occupy Wall Street movement was first proposed by the leftwing Canadian magazine, Adbusters. However, now even they are forced to admit the obvious about the failure of their creation which you can read in their sad OWS obituary:

    Burned out, out of money, out of ideas… seduced by salaries, comfy offices, book deals, old lefty cash and minor celebrity status, some of the most prominent early heroes of our leaderless uprising are losing the edge that catalyzed last year’s one thousand encampments. Bit by bit, Occupy’s first generation is succumbing to an insidious institutionalization and ossification that could be fatal to our young spiritual insurrection unless we leap over it right now. Putting our movement back on track will take nothing short of a revolution within Occupy.

    Your humble correspondent begs your pardon for this comparison but does the preceding Adbusters quote not sound eerily similar to this declaration by Bela Lugosi as Dr. Eric Vornoff in that epic film, Bride of the Monster?

    Home? I have no home. Hunted, despised, Living like an animal! The jungle is my home. But I will show the world that I can be its master! I will perfect my own race of people. A race of atomic supermen which will conquer the world! Ha ha ha ha ha ha!

    And what is the Adbusters version of "a race of atomic supermen which will conquer the world?" An equally unrealistic solution as called "flash encampments" as Adbusters explains:

    The next big bang to capture the world’s imagination could come not from a thousand encampments but from a hundred thousand ephemeral jams… a global cascade of flash encampments may well be what this hot Summer will look like.

    And here is their "glowing example" of a flash encampment:

    ...The new tone was set on Earth Day, April 22, in a suburb bordering Berkeley, California when a dozen occupiers quietly marched a small crowd to a tract of endangered urban agricultural land, cut through the locked fence and set up tents, kitchens and a people’s assembly. Acting autonomously under the banner of Occupy, without waiting for approval from any preexisting General Assembly, Occupy The Farm was notable for its sophisticated preplanning and careful execution — they even brought chickens — that offered a positive vision for the future and engendered broad community support. While encampments across the world were unable to re-establish themselves on May Day, this small cadre of farm occupiers boldly maintained their inspiring occupation for nearly four weeks.

    What Adbusters doesn't tell you was this "flash encampment" turned out to be yet another dopey counterproductive idea as reported by San Francisco Chronicle columnist Chip Johnson:

  • Urgent! Vote on Holder Contempt of Congress

    (CBS News) CBS News has learned the House Oversight Committee will vote next week on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. It's the fourth time in 30 years that Congress has launched a contempt action against an executive branch member.

    This time, the dispute stems from Holder failing to turn over documents subpoenaed on October 12, 2011 in the Fast and Furious "gunwalking" investigation.

    The Justice Department has maintained it has cooperated fully with the congressional investigation, turning over tens of thousands of documents and having Holder testify to Congress on the topic at least eight times.

    However, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., says the Justice Department has refused to turn over tens of thousands of pages of documents. Those include materials created after Feb. 4, 2011, when the Justice Department wrote a letter to Congress saying no gunwalking had occurred. The Justice Department later retracted the denial.

    "The Obama Administration has not asserted Executive Privilege or any other valid privilege over these materials and it is unacceptable that the Department of Justice refuses to produce them. These documents pertain to Operation Fast and Furious, the claims of whistleblowers, and why it took the Department nearly a year to retract false denials of reckless tactics," Issa wrote in an announcement of the vote to be released shortly. It will reveal the vote is scheduled for Wednesday, June 20.

    Read the memo and draft version of contempt report (PDF)

  • Heartbreaker Alert!

    A Dog Sits Perfectly Still at a Rest Stop For Two Full Days Until His Owner Comes Back and Finds Him

    Thursday June 7, 2012 - Last Friday, a truck driver stopped at a rest stop in Missouri, and his Yorkie accidentally got free. The driver didn't realize it until he was three hours away, and if he turned around, he would lose his job. Finally, after two days of phone calls, the police gave him good news . . . the dog had just been sitting perfectly still at the rest stop for TWO DAYS waiting for him to come back. They've been reunited.

    Read more...

  • The Other Union story from Tuesday

    In the midst of the various celebrations taking place following Scott Walker’s victory in Tuesday’s recall election, it’s understandable if most of us missed another story which broke on the same day involving the relationship between government, taxpayers and public sector unions. This one takes place in Arizona, and long time readers will already be familiar with the efforts of the Goldwater Institute there to battle union abuse of public funds. I’ll provide some links at the bottom to our previous coverage, but the short recap goes something like this:

    The City of Phoenix has been locked into some crippling contracts with various public worker unions for longer than anyone can remember. Such a sweet deal had been cut for the unions – and let’s be clear here… it’s for the unions and their officers, not the workers – that the city was laying out millions of dollars for “release time” where union officials would receive pay for doing “union work.” This included officials who were payed full time wages – including mandatory overtime – for doing zero work for the public in their supposed regular jobs, instead working full time on union activities.

    The Goldwater Institute cried foul, claiming that such practices violated a clause of the state constitution which “prohibits gifts of public money to private individuals or corporations, requiring the government to prove it receives direct, tangible benefits from a subsidy it gives to a private entity.”

    On Tuesday, a Superior Court Judge agreed with the complaint and put a halt to the practice while the case proceeds.

    Maricopa County Superior Court Katherine Cooper ruled in favor of the Goldwater Institute Tuesday to enjoin provisions of a contract between the City of Phoenix and the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association allowing officers to perform union work on police time.

    The contract grants approximately $1 million in release time dedicated to union business, including to six police officers who perform exclusively union work and collect automatic overtime. The current contract expires on June 30. A new contract continuing release time was approved last month by a 4-4-1 vote by the Phoenix City Council, with the abstaining vote counting as a yes. The injunction applies only to the current contract, so additional legal efforts will be necessary to extend the ruling to the new contract that takes effect July 1.

    According to the ruling, release time constitutes a subsidy because the contract “does not obligate PLEA to perform any specific service or give anything in return for the receipt of $1 million for release time.”

    This case in particular was especially tough for the Goldwater Institute to take on because it deals with the police. Nobody wants to look like they are going after our first responders, but the police are still public employees who are paid by the taxpayer and their union bosses are accountable to the public and the law. I do not for one moment begrudge hard working cops the opportunity to pick up some overtime and a little extra cash in the performance of their duties.

    But the officers in their unions deserve no such sympathy from us. If they need to conduct union business as opposed to police business, they can pay for it with union money. These iron-clad contracts do nothing but rip off the taxpayers in a city which has enough trouble paying its bills as it is. This decision by the judge is a good first step, but more work will be required to make it permanent and the taxpayers deserve an alert watchdog to guard the public purse.

  • Awwww....

    The former Vice-President of the United States, Dick Cheney, got our thank-you card from Move America Forward.  And his daughter Liz Cheney tweeted this picture.

    We are so glad that he is feeling better.

  • Ca. Lawmakers Want Digital Textbooks

    Faster, please.

    "....Lawmakers in California approved two measures Wednesday that would make textbooks more affordable for the state’s college students.

    The Los Angeles Times reports that the Senate approved a bill that would create an Internet website that posts textbooks online. It would offer students the ability to read textbooks for 50 of the most popular classes for free online, as well as printed copies for $20 each.

    The second bill would create a California Open Source Digital Library that would be home to the textbooks.

    Textbooks reportedly cost an average of $1,000 a year for students at California State University, University of California and at California community colleges."

    A wave that I hope swamps the country.

  • Obama, Romney in Virtual Tie

    In 2008, three smaller states flipped to the Democratic Party, although the race had been all but decided by the time that was discovered on Election Night.  Four years later, though, the same three states look a lot less friendly to Barack Obama in the latest NBC/Marist polls.  Colorado, Nevada, and Iowa all find themselves locked in a dead heat with the incumbent well below 50% in each, according to National Journal’s recap:

    Mitt Romney is tied with President Obama in three key battleground states that Obama flipped from red to blue four years ago, according to new NBC News/Marist polls released early Thursday.

    The states – ColoradoIowa and Nevada – are relatively small, but each is an important and symbolic bellwether. In each state, voters overwhelmingly say the economy will be the most important issue in this year’s election, but Obama either trails Romney on this issue or, at best, ties him. …

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    • Obama holds only a one-point lead in Colorado, 46 percent to 45 percent, with 8 percent undecided. That is well within the poll’s margin of error of plus-or-minus 3 percentage points. Obama defeated Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in the state by nearly 9 points in 2008.
    • The two candidates run even in [Iowa}, tied at 44 percent apiece. Two percent support another candidate, and 10 percent of voters are undecided. Each candidate holds between 80 percent and 85 percent of the vote among their respective party, while Obama leads Romney among independents by just 4 percentage points, within the margin of error.
    • Obama won Nevada by double-digits in 2008, but today he leads Romney by just 2 points in the Silver State, 48 percent to 46 percent, the poll shows. Six percent of voters prefer another candidate or are undecided.

     

    Change.

  • Whoopsie!

    From the "what a dumb-ass department" ....we have NBC's Chris Hansen, star of "Perverted Justice" and "To Catch A Predator."

    Hansen was caught in a National Enquirer sting when he was filmed cheating on his wife of over 20 years...with a look-a-like blonde reporter from Florida.

     

    Chris Hansen
    Kristyn Caddell

    Affair: Married NBC anchor Chris Hansen is allegedly having an affair with Florida television reporter Kristyn Caddell, who is more than 20 years his junior



    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2009511/To-Catch-Predators-Chris-Hansen-caught-cheating-wife.html#ixzz1Qm8SiF8u

  • Peevish President Complains About Tax Free Jets

    Has the President learned anything about imaging in all the years he has been before TV cameras at press conferences?

    Yesterday, he was complaining SIX times that Americans who have private jets should pay more in taxes - as his wife MICHELLE flies around the world on her taxpayer-funded free vacation aboard an Air Force jet.

    Obama himself is flying on the taxpayer funded Air Force One every single time he travels.

    Stupid is as stupid does.

    Jim Geraghty has more at National Review Online.Michelle Obama's Short shorts

    Michelle Obama shorts

     
    First lady, Michelle ObamaMichelle Obama, is on the spotlight again for her fashion, this time however not many people not many people are in favor of the mid-thigh shorts she chose to wear on a family holiday to the Grand Canyon. Mrs Obama was recently photographed stepping off Air Force One wearing... FULL ARTICLE AT International Business Times

     

  • It's STILL the Economy, Stupid

    I will keep saying this until President Obama is retired to Chicago and it's gangland politics after a one-term stab at history.

    American's are hurting and the President is causing the pain!

    "...The number of Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits barely fell last week, a government report showed on Thursday, suggesting the labor market was struggling to regain momentum.

    Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped just 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 428,000, the Labor Department said. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast claims dropping to 420,000. The prior week's figure was unrevised at 429,000.

    It was the 12th straight week that claims have been above 400,000, a level that is usually associated with a stable labor market. Employment stumbled badly in May, with employers adding just 54,000 jobs—the fewest in eight months.

    "Payroll growth is going to be more like last month's rather than first three months of the year," said Troy Davig, senior U.S. economist at Barclays Capital in New York.

    Nonfarm payrolls are expected to have increased 90,000 this month, according to a Reuters survey, with the unemployment rate edging down to 9.0 percent. The employment report for June will be released on July 8.

    A Labor Department official said one state was estimated, noting there was nothing unusual in the state-level details.

    The continued elevation of claims could raise concerns that the economic soft patch in the first half of the year could linger. The economy has been slammed by bad weather, high gasoline prices and supply chain disruptions after the March earthquake in Japan.

    However, many economists and the Federal Reserve believe activity will pick-up in the third quarter as these temporary factors ease.

    The four-week moving average of unemployment claims, a better measure of underlying trends, nudged up 500 to 426,750.

    The number of people still receiving benefits under regular state programs after an initial week of aid fell 12,000 to 3.70 million in the week ended June 18. So-called continuing claims covered the survey week for the employment report's household survey, from which the unemployment rate is derived.

    The number of people on emergency unemployment benefits climbed 1,471 to 3.30 million in the week ended June 11, the latest week for which data is available. A total of 7.51 million people were claiming unemployment benefits during that period under all programs, down 30,701 from the prior week."

     
     

    URL: http://www.cnbc.com/id/43590162/

  • Time Magazine Editor Calls Obama a "Dick"

    Halperin apologizes for Obama gaffe
    By: Tim Mak
    June 30, 2011 07:07 AM EDT

    Mark Halperin, editor-at-large for Time, called President Obama “a dick” on Thursday on a popular MSNBC morning show and then quickly apologized.

    “I thought he was a dick yesterday,” Halperin, who also is a senior political analyst for MSNBC, said on Morning Joe, referring to the President’s conduct during his press conference.

    Host Joe Scarborough hoped to prevent the comment from being broadcast, saying, “Delay that. Delay that. What are you doing? I can’t believe… don’t do that. Did we delay that?”

    Just minutes later, Halperin quickly apologized to the president and viewers for his choice of words. “Joking aside, this is an absolute apology. I shouldn’t have said it. I apologize to the president and the viewers who heard me say that,” Halperin said.

    “We’re going to have a meeting after the show,” Scarborough said.

    According to Scarborough, there had been a mishap with the seven-second delay button – a new executive producer apparently didn’t know how it worked. “You are supposed to know how to do the job,” Scarborough said of his producer. “I would tell you what I think of him, but he doesn’t know what button to push.”

    Later in the show, Halperin again apologized, saying, “I can’t explain why I did it. It’s inappropriate, disrespectful. I’ve already apologized, and I will again to the President. I’m sorry, I’m sorry to the viewers…It is disrespectful, what I said was disrespectful to the president and the office but it also lowers our discourse.”

    He also tweeted to his followers, “I want to offer a heartfelt and profound apology to the President and the viewers of Morning Joe. My remark was not funny. I deeply regret it.”

    Scarborough and Morning Joe Executive Producer Alex Korson said they were sorry for what happened.

    “Certainly (host) Mika (Brzezinski) and I also apologize to viewers,” Scarborough said. “And we hear this all the time - parents come up and say, ‘Hey, by the way, we don’t just watch the show, our kids watch the show.’”

    © 2011 POLITICO LLC

  • It's STILL the Economy, Stupid

    Original Article
     
    According to the latest McClatchy-Marist poll: Only 37 percent of registered voters approve of President Obama’s handling of the economy, his lowest rating ever. By nearly 2-1 (61 percent v. 32 percent) voters disapprove of how he’s handling the federal budget deficit. Fifty-eight percent of voters disapprove of Obama’s handling of the economy, comprising 60 percent of independents, 31 percent of Democrats and 91 percent of Republicans. Not all the news was bleak for the president. Fifty percent of voters said they had favorable impressions...
  • Obama Shrugs Off Advice of Military Generals

    ...and then our Commander-in-Chief lies about it.

    The new normal.

    Original Article by Stephen F. Hayes

     

    Lieutenant General John Allen told the Senate Armed Services Committee today that the Afghanistan decision President Obama announced last week was not among the range of options the military provided to the commander in chief. Allen’s testimony directly contradicts claims from senior Obama administration officials from a background briefing before the president’s announcement.In response to questioning from Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Allen testified that Obama’s decision on the pace and size of Afghanistan withdrawals was “a more aggressive option than that which was presented.” Graham pressed him. “My question is: Was that a option?” Allen: “It was not.”
  • Eye-Popper, Lennon Closet Republican?

    Just imagine John Lennon as a Ronald Reagen, Star Wars approving, commie - busting supporter who shed his left-wing politics behind before this murder in 1980.

    Just imagine John Lennon's former assistant is telling the truth, as he maintains in a new article out today that John Lennon was a changed man (politically) and enjoyed arguing about left versus right.

    Just imagine.

    "...John Lennon was a closet Republican, who felt a little embarrassed by his former radicalism, at the time of his death - according to the tragic Beatles star's last personal assistant.

    Fred Seaman worked alongside the music legend from 1979 to Lennon's death at the end of 1980 and he reveals the star was a Ronald Reagan fan who enjoyed arguing with left-wing radicals who reminded him of his former self.

    In new documentary Beatles Stories, Seaman tells filmmaker Seth Swirsky Lennon wasn't the peace-loving militant fans thought he was while he was his assistant.

    He says, "John, basically, made it very clear that if he were an American he would vote for Reagan because he was really sour on (Democrat) Jimmy Carter.

    "He'd met Reagan back, I think, in the 70s at some sporting event... Reagan was the guy who had ordered the National Guard, I believe, to go after the young (peace) demonstrators in Berkeley, so I think that John maybe forgot about that... He did express support for Reagan, which shocked me.

    "I also saw John embark in some really brutal arguments with my uncle, who's an old-time communist... He enjoyed really provoking my uncle... Maybe he was being provocative... but it was pretty obvious to me he had moved away from his earlier radicalism.

    "He was a very different person back in 1979 and 80 than he'd been when he wrote Imagine. By 1979 he looked back on that guy and was embarrassed by that guy's naivete."

  • I Hate to Say I Told You So.....

    (this piece first spotted at Instapundit.com)

     The Failure of Al Gore: Part Deux.

    It is a measure of how far Gore has fallen that almost all the scanty attention the piece received focused on Gore’s criticism of what he sees as President Obama’s failure to lead on climate change. Gore, like the global green movement he champions, has fallen by the wayside. Despite terrible weather, despite tornadoes, droughts, food crises and high oil prices, the world conversation has moved on. The question is why. . . .

    The global green treaty movement to outlaw climate change is the most egregious folly to seize the world’s imagination since the Kellog-Briand Pact outlawed war in the late 1920s. The idea that the nations of the earth could agree on an enforceable treaty mandating deep cuts in their output of all greenhouse gasses is absurd. A global treaty to meet Mr. Gore’s policy goals isn’t a treaty: the changes such a treaty requires are so broad and so sweeping that a GGCT is less a treaty than a constitution for global government. Worse, it is a constitution for a global welfare state with trillions of dollars ultimately sent by the taxpayers of rich countries to governments (however feckless, inept, corrupt or tyrannical) in poor ones.

    For this treaty to work, China, India, Nigeria and Brazil and scores of other developing countries must in effect accept limits on their economic growth. The United States must commit through treaty to policies that cannot get simple majorities in Congress — like sending billions of dollars in climate aid to countries like Iran, North Korea, Syria and Pakistan, even as we adopt intrusive and expensive energy controls here at home.

    To some, of course, that’s not a bug, but a feature. But not to enough.

    Plus this: “Mr. Gore’s work up to and including his latest Rolling Stone essay has taken a demagogic rather than intellectual approach.” Yes. As he’s gotten older and fatter — even “jowlier” — Gore has come to resemble Jerry Falwell in many ways, including but not limited to the physical, though it appears he is less intellectually and politically sophisticated.

  • Tuesday Teasers

    California Governor Jerry Brown Devolves into a taxing, spending, name-calling mess

    Sen. Thune tours flooded South Dakota homes

    Michelle Obama’s $800,000 African vacation adds to multi-million dollar Obama travel tab

    Blago faces up to 300 years in prison

    New video of Bryan Stow being threatened at Dodgers game before beating

    China accidentally leaks picture of new military drone

    Bachmann is in: We will win in 2012

    Houston newspaper investigation: Obama ICE chief lied about back-door amnesty

  • Stossel Passed on ACORN Scoop Due to Network Politics

    This story is shocking, except to those of us who have worked at ABC News (including myself) and should be a wake-up call to all news consumers: there is bias at the network level.

    Yes, it is true. John Stossel has confirmed that odious fact from the inside out.

    Original Article
     
    "...Despite slipping mostly under the radar, John Stossel disclosed something on his FBN program last Thursday that should have garnered a lot more attention. As he chatted with guest Andrew Breitbart, Stossel admitted that the conservative publisher had offered him the James O'Keefe/Hannah Giles/ACORN scoop, but the former ABC Newser declined due to politics at the network he used to work for (Snip) Speaking of the mainstream media, I am a little bit ashamed of this one, but I am revealing now for the first time publicly that when I worked at 20/20, you, who I didn't know at that..."
  • TSA Has Fallen, and it Can't Get UP

    Good Grief. TSA is out of control.

    We can't allow racial profiling, but we can force 95 year old women to take off their adult diapers for a screening search?

    The terrorists are winning.

    "...Jean Weber of Destin filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security after her 95-year-old mother was detained and extensively searched last Saturday while trying to board a plane to fly to Michigan to be with family members during the final stages of her battle with leukemia.

    Her mother, who was in a wheelchair, was asked to remove an adult diaper in order to complete a pat-down search.

    “It’s something I couldn’t imagine happening on American soil,” Weber said Friday. “Here is my mother, 95 years old, 105 pounds, barely able to stand, and then this."

  • Bachmann In It to Win It

    STORY HIGHLIGHTS
    • Bachmann is scheduled to launch her presidential bid formally on Monday
    • She has hired Sarah Palin's debate coach, nabbed Haley Barbour's pollster
    • Bachmann's staff challenge is to broaden her appeal beyond conservative activists

    Washington (CNN) -- Forget political pedigree, executive experience or ties to deep-pocketed donors.

    No Republican presidential candidate is better positioned to capitalize on the recent tide of conservative anger toward President Barack Obama than Michele Bachmann.

    Her charisma and crossover appeal to both social and fiscal conservatives have the three-term Minnesota congresswoman rising in the polls and primed to make a serious impact on the GOP nomination fight.

    Bachmann, unlike several of her rivals making appeals to the Tea Party movement, has the resources and fundraising potential to steer her campaign beyond the crucial early states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

    Though firmly on the insurgent side of the Republican field, she is also taking steps to position herself as a credible alternative to the crop of establishment-friendly White House contenders with deep pockets and long political resumes.

    She has hired Sarah Palin's debate coach. She nabbed Haley Barbour's pollster.

    And Bachmann's campaign organization will be based not in Minnesota, but in Washington, where the coming battle on Capitol Hill over raising the debt ceiling will place her squarely in the middle of the national political debate this summer.

    Most her rivals, now out of office, will be watching from the sidelines.

    The question of whether Bachmann can ride these advantages all the way to the Republican nomination will begin to be answered on Monday in Iowa, where she formally launches her presidential bid in Waterloo.

    That Bachmann was born in Waterloo and lived there until age 12 is fortuitous. Iowa, political observers say, is now key to Bachmann's chances of becoming president.

    The bad news for Bachmann is that she has to win Iowa. Without it her campaign is over. The good news for Bachmann is that she can win Iowa.
    --Curt Anderson, Republican strategist

    "The bad news for Bachmann is that she has to win Iowa," said Republican strategist Curt Anderson, who is not aligned with any 2012 campaign. "Without it her campaign is over. The good news for Bachmann is that she can win Iowa."

    That much is true. A Des Moines Register poll released over the weekend confirmed what many Iowa Republicans have been proclaiming for months: That barring a late entry into the race by a high-profile conservative like Palin or Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Bachmann might be the Iowa frontrunner.

    Bachmann captured the support of 22% of likely caucus-goers in the survey, putting her just one percentage point behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the GOP frontrunner who does not plan to compete as seriously in Iowa as he did during the 2008 race.

    No other candidate came close to that level of support, including Texas Rep. Ron Paul, former Sen. Rick Santorum, businessman Herman Cain or former House Speaker Newt Gingrich -- all candidates who, like Bachmann, are angling for support among Tea Party activists and social conservatives.

    Strikingly, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who has campaigned in Iowa for more than a year but has struggled to gain traction, took just 6%.

  • Half A Million Thank-You's!

    Hey Everybody! I just got back from the Richard M. Nixon Library in Southern California where we had our Troopathon IV broadcast and I have GREAT news!

    We raised over $507,000 dollars (and the total is going up) thanks to the generosity of thousands of you who want to help me send care packages to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. This money is going a long long way to sending tons of goodies to our guys and gals.

    I am so grateful to Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham, Dr. Laura, Gary Sinese of CSI: NY, Kelsey Grammer, my co-hosts Roger Hedgecock of KOGO in San Diego, SE Cupp of GB.tv, and my kooky and brilliant friend Andrew Breitbart. PLUS dozens more, as well as the bloggers and the Drudge Report!

    This event was awesome. I wish you could have been there. You can still donate, though, by going to www.Troopathon.org

    Mel Morgan

    Executive Producer, Co-Host "Troopathon IV"

  • It's Official! Michele Bachmann Joins Troopathon

    CONGRESSWOMAN MICHELE BACHMANN
    WILL APPEAR ON HISTORIC TROOPATHON

    Adding to the stellar list of Troopthon guests and supporters, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann stands out as one of the most talked about members of congress, known for being a favorite of the Tea Party Movement.

    She has graciously agreed to join the Troopathon in support of our brave men and women in uniform serving overseas.

    SPONSOR a care package now!
    LIKE us on Facebook
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    Michele Bachmann was the first female candidate in history to be elected as a Republican to the U.S House of Representatives from Missouri.

    She quickly distinguished herself as more than just another beltway politician, stressing strong adherence to the Constitution and believing in the ideals of limited government as well as a strong pro-life stance. She’s had five children of her own, and she’s cared for 23 young people by opening her home to foster children who needed her help.

    She leads the Tea Party Caucus in the House of Representatives, another testament to her faith in the Tea Party movement and the goal to bring America back to it’s core values. The Tea Parties have rewarded her by making Bachmann one of their most visible leaders. She recently made waves by announcing her intention to run for President in 2012.

    As a member of the House’s Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Michele Bachmann receives information that keeps her in the loop on the War on Terror and the thousands of threats to American security that could be happening at the same time. She knows how important our troops are and how critical their mission is to maintaining American security.

    That’s why she is committed to supporting our troops through efforts like Troopathon. Please let everyone know that we have the prestige that comes with having people like Michele Bachmann, Rush Limbaugh, and Sean Hannity on our show. Dozens more pro-troop celebrities and have also signed up to help make Troopathon a success.

    Despite all the help we’ve got, we still need YOUR assistance to make Troopathon truly successful, by sponsoring a care package now! We must be committed enough to send our troops as much support as we possibly can muster!




    SPONSOR a care package now!
    LIKE us on Facebook
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    Don’t forget to tune in and see the big show, enjoy the fruits of our months of labors and planning and organization to put together this Troopathon. We hope you enjoy “Remember Their Sacrifice”

    Thursday, 23 June 2011
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    If you are in the Southern California area, you can attend the Troopathon personally at the Richard M. Nixon Memorial Library in Yorba Linda. It's free!

  • What's in Store for Michele Bachmann?

    How can you possibly hate a woman who has five kids and has 23 foster children? Dunno, but the lunatic left will find a way paint her as Satan herself (that's feminism, doncha know?)

    (Full disclosure: Michele Bachmann is now our lead-off guest for Troopathon IV this Thursday from the Richard M. Nixon Library in Yorba Linda California....broadcast begins at 1:00 p.m.)

     
    Original Article
    "I've given birth to five babies, and I've taken 23 foster children into my home," Michele Bachmann explained from the stage of the first major Republican presidential primary debate of the 2012 season. Jon Stewart joked that Bachmann was the winner of the primary baby-off: "And I just wanna ask everyone else here up on the dais: Have you ever had to divide a birthday cake into 28 equal pieces?" The Minnesota congresswoman was answering a question about abortion and brandishing her most authentic credentials as an embodiment of those God-given rights that America was established to protect.
  • Initiate TRACTION

    We are getting the word out to the media that Troopathon IV is coming to the airwaves! Watch me on Channel 7, KGO TV earlier today...and listen for me on Sean Hannity's show this Thursday. Rush Limbaugh will also be promoting our great event!

    Lots of help coming from my co-hosts Andrew Breitbart and SE Cupp, as well as the fabulous Roger Hedgecock, syndicated talk show host from KOGO in San Diego.

     

    Mel on Channel 7

    http://7liveonline.com/video?id=8201810

     

    http://totalbuzz.ocregister.com/2011/06/20/nixon-library-to-host-big-names-at-troopathon/55321/

     

    http://www.independent.com/news/2011/jun/20/dr-laura-schlessinger-joins-fundraiser-us-troops/

     

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/167391-bachmann-to-join-forces-with-conservatives-celebrities-at-troopathon

     

    “Troopathon” Brings Celebrities Together for Pro-Troop Eventhttp://newsinsacramento.com/2011/06/20/troopathon-brings-celebrities-together-for-pro-troop-event.html

     

     

    Celebrities Come Together for Pro-Troop “Troopathon” Eventhttp://orangechiefs.com/2011/06/celebrities-come-together-for-pro-troop-%e2%80%9ctroopathon%e2%80%9d-event.html

     

  • Rodgers Writes ....(Quite Well, Too!)

    FROM THE DESK OF LEE RODGERS....

    It bears repeating, prompted by more riots and demonstrations in Greece and Spain: nothing is more politically difficult than taking away government freebies from a public that's grown accustomed to them.

    - - - - -

    Geoffrey Hunt on The American Thinker website has a painful reality-check for conservatives:

    "The Republican House is flinching on passing the simplest and most symbolic piece of legislation this term: repeal of the incandescent light bulb phase out. Amidst great fanfare and promises to restore limited government, the new majority is proving it isn't much different than the old majority."

         It was just such unresponsive behavior by politicians that brought the Tea Party movement to life.
         Gallup Poll has congress' approval rating at 17%.

    - - - - -

    The Ninth District Court of Appeals, populated largely by leftist lunatics, holds the record as the court most-overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. And it's happened again. Some disgruntled women employees of Wal-Mart sued the company, alleging discriminatory practices. They succeeded in the 9th... but that decision failed to stand up in the Supreme Court.

    - - - - -

    Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was back in Tucson this past weekend for the first time since she was shot in the head by a raving lunatic with no known political motive. While I do not live in the city of Tucson, Ms. Giffords is the elected representative for the district in which I live. By all accounts, she is a likeable person and very good on constituent services. I have never voted for her because we disagree on virtually every significant issue. Since she is, on most matters, a typical knee-jerk liberal largely elected by the thousands who populate the University of Arizona in Tucson, it is extra-ironic that the one issue on which she parts company with national liberals is... gun control. She supports gun-owner rights. 

        To do otherwise in Arizona is political suicide. It is not unusual to see cowboys with holstered pistols at my neighborhood supermarket. So long as there are cattle to protect from predators and threatening rattlesnakes on rugged range-land, it will always be thus. And the shibboleth is true: a well-armed society is a POLITE society. I have yet to see anyone hassle a gun-totin', spur-wearing gentleman; nor have I seen any of our local armed cowhands start any trouble with anybody else.

    - - - - -

    Like many Americans, for years I absorbed every word of the column by Sydney J. Harris.  I found his

    "Antics with Semantics" an especially enjoyable feature. It came to mind as I again encountered the word "progressive" in a political news item. It seems ironic -- and so misleading -- to use that word to describe a failed political philosophy advocating all the nostrums that led to the downfall of the old Soviet Union under the dead hand of government guidance of the economy.

    - - - - -  

    How long can MSNBC delude its (admitedly small) audience by pretending the Joe Scarborough is actually a Republican?  His attack on Texas Governor Rick Perry could've been written in the White House.

    - - - - -

    Cultural note: a former intern for Hillary Clinton, one Sammie Spades, is now a porno movie actress. The London Daily Mail newspaper carries photos of her. Not to be overly judgmental, but in a (slightly) different line of work, you'd find her at the $2 window.

    Visit my web page at http://www.radiorodgers.com
    My e-mail address is radiorodgers1@yahoo.com

  • New Guests for Troopathon IV!

    ACTOR MATTHEW MARSDEN AND RADIO VETERAN RUSTY HUMPHRIES RETURN TO TROOPATHON


    This is the home stretch boys and girls! We are now only four short days away from our 4th Troopathon, “Remember Their Sacrifice” and this is the critical time when we really need your help.

    The goal of Troopathon is to send the largest single shipment of care packages to our troops ever. The summer an extremely tough time for our troops deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq. Right now in Basrah, Iraq, daytime temperatures are hitting 115 degrees. In Afghanistan temperatures are 109-113 degrees!To help provide comfort and help our troops beat the heat, we want to send tons of care packages to our troops deployed on the front lines.

    Help get the word out about Troopathon! We need to let as many people know as possible before Thursday June 23rd!

    SPONSOR a care package now!
    LIKEus on Facebook
    RSVP to the Troopathon Event on Facebook
    FOLLOW Troopathon on Twitter
    TWEETwith the #troopathon hashtag!

    MATTHEW MARSDEN RETURNS TO
    TROOPATHON FOR BIGGER INTERVIEW!

    Matthew Marsden cast in Transformers 2

  • Reveille Headlines

    Obama-loving Jon Huntsman kicks off weird video prelude to presidential run

    Are RINOs losing control of the GOP?

    Rick Perry’s speech to the Republican Leaderhip Conference/ All Speeches linked here

    It is time to leave and defund Afghanistan and Pakistan and Here’s why

    Keith Olbermann comes out of the woodshed and into [even more] broadcast obscurity

    Pedophilia in Islam: Pakistan – 80% of 1.5 M street children are sex slaves

    Posted June 18, 2011

    California CD-26 special election update: Democrat Hahn complaints about pole-dancing attack ad but keeps playing it for $$$    Warning about language and booty images.  LOL

    The communist economy: Castro’s daughter expands Cuba’s child sex tourism

    House votes yes to fund Pigford fraudsters [with help of Republicans??]  WHY?

    “President” Bachmann’s Bright Idea

    Mainstream media forget to tell America that Marine stalking the Pentagon is a …Muslim

  • Looney Tunes Monday

    If you want a laugh or two, please join me on 7 Live on KGO-TV in San Francisco with Brian Copeland.

    I have been invited to the Voicebox segment at 3:00 p.m. PDT. I'll be talking about a few issues of the day, and Brian is graciously allowing me to discuss the upcoming web and live radio broadcast of Troopathon IV, designed send the largest amount of care packages to our troops in American history....(Don't forget you can donate now! www.Troopathon.org ) and the show part starts Thursday at 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with all my talk show and show business friends.


  • Stop Apologizing, the Left is Never Gonna Like Us Anyway

    NEW ORLEANS -- Rick Perry delivered an unapologetically socially conservative speech before a friendly crowd here.

    “We need to stop apologizing for celebrating life,” the Republican Texas governor bellowed at the Republican Leadership Conference in a finger-pointing, finger-wagging and, at times, bombastic, speech.

    “Stop apologizing” for wanting to stem the tide of the “entitlement mindset,” he boasted.

    “Our opponents on the left are never going to like us, so let’s stop trying to curry favor with them,” he said, before imploring the crowd to “stand up. Let’s speak with pride about our values. Let’s stop this American downward spiral.”

    He acknowledged later with a smile, “I’m preaching to the choir here." 

    Perry did not address the speculation surrounding his potential run for president and did not take questions after his speech. Instead, after bounding off the stage to chants of, “Run, Rick, run,” pumping his fists, and shaking hands with audience members, he headed backstage and did not reemerge in the hallways here.

    Of all the speakers of the three-day confab, Perry was the best-received, even more so than Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), who was a close second. Perry got a standing ovation when he took the stage, several times during his speech, and at the end.

    “He’s the man,” one man said to a woman right after Perry’s speech.

    “Him and Bachmann,” she responded. “That’s the ticket.”

  • Info Streaming

    Posted  June 18, 2011

    Mainstream media forget to tell America:  Marine stalking Pentagon is..a.. Muslim

    AFP video: Los Angeles garbage collectors get bonuses for…..collecting trash, knowing Spanish

    Today’s cartoon by Antonio Branco: Shovel ready

    Posted June 17, 2011

    New study shows blue states are most oppressive places to live

    The Saudi women driving campaign begins…or not

    Obama’s green policy creates rate shock for consumers and e-car owners

    Eco-preachy U2 Rock star demands to build 5 huge mansions on Malibu mountain

    Businesses rip Obama chief of staff in meeting: “Your Jedi tricks don’t work on us!!”

    WND: George Soros leads Islamic revolution using American dollars, troops, media

    Posted June 16, 2011

    Weiner anti-climax, Gloria Allred and Howard Stern Heckler UNPLUGGED

    Whatever you do, TSA, Don’t offend the Muslims!

    Weiner the way he was: Top offensive soundbites or quotes

    Weiner’s political career is not over

    Two more reasons why Mitt Romney should not be the GOP nominee

    San Francisco nanny state protects goldfish rights, promotes abortion of humans

    Nuclear power plant next to flooded Missouri River causing safety concerns

    At last, a shovel ready job!

  • Edwards Begged Bunny for Millions as Feds Moved In

    Original Article

     

    ABC NEWS EXCLUSIVE

    Just weeks before federal prosecutors charged John Edwards in a six-count felony indictment, ABC News has been told, the two-time Democratic presidential candidate requested millions of dollars from Rachel "Bunny" Mellon, the banking heiress whose financial support of Edwards is at the center of the criminal case.One person with knowledge of the request confirmed the amount was in the millions of dollars but was unwilling to discuss why Edwards was seeking the money.William Taylor, an attorney for Mellon, declined to address questions from ABC News. A spokesman for Edwards' legal defense team also refused to comment.
  • Taxpayers Pay for Perverts Pension

     Weiner is roasted, but the taxpayers are toasted - over his million dollar pension.

    While Rep. Anthony Weiner may no longer have the benefit of Congress’ generous health care plan once he resigns, he will still be able to collect his pension and other benefits that could total more than $1 million during his lifetime.

    According to an analysis of his available benefits by the National Taxpayers Union, the New York Democrat’s pension and a savings plan lawmakers have access to similar to a 401(k) could be worth $1.12 million to $1.28 million.

    At 46, Weiner will not be eligible for his pension for another decade, at which point he could begin drawing a reduced rate of $32,357 a year, according to NTU. If he waits until age 62 to begin drawing his pension, he will receive his full benefits, or $46,224, according to NTU’s calculations.

    Additionally, if Weiner aggressively invested in the Thrift Savings Plan, his balance would be roughly $216,000, the organization said.

    Weiner announced Thursday that he would resign from the House in the wake of a sexting scandal that had engulfed the liberal firebrand for weeks and distracted his party.

    As of Thursday evening, however, Weiner had yet to actually resign and would technically remain a Member of Congress until next week at the earliest.

  • Weiner's Out!

    Splashnews

    by Radar Staff

    After weeks under intense media scrutiny for his online sexcapades, embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner has told pals he's planning to resign.

    According to the NY Times, Weiner made the decision after a chat with his pregnant politico wife, Huma Abedin.

    The paper reported that Democratic leaders Thursday were priming to meet and "discuss whether to strip the 46-year-old Congressman of his committee assignments, a blow which would severely damage his effectiveness."

    PHOTOS: Anthony Weiner Goes Out With His Dirty Laundry

    In recent weeks, Democratic leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi had publicly urged the politician to step down to avoid further humiliation and bad press.

    Weiner is currently seeing treatment at an undisclosed facility in wake of his lewd photo scandal.

  • Fox News Broadcaster Joins Troopathon

    S.E. CUPP WILL CO-HOST TROOPATHON WITH MELANIE MORGAN AND ROGER HEDGECOCK

    Only 7 days remain in the countdown to Troopathon! Our continuing drive to raise money to send care packages to our troops overseas is culminating soon. Please help us reach our goal by sponsoring a care package now!



    Exciting news today, as MAF is confirming that conservative commentator, author and rising star S.E. Cupp has signed up to co-host Move America Forward’s 4th Annual Troopathon!

    As a political commentator, she’s been on FOX News, CNN, C-SPAN, and even MSNBC (bleh).

    She’s a regular guest appearing on TV with people like Sean Hannity, Greg Gutfeld and Glenn Beck.

    She’s joined radio hosts like Dennis Miller, Curtis Sliwa, Mancow, and many more.

    She hosts The S.E. Cupp show exclusively on Glenn Beck TV.

    An accomplished author, S.E. has written two books. Her first book “Why You’re Wrong About the Right” came out in 2008 and attacked many cultural misconceptions about conservatives. Last year she released her second book “Losing Our Religion: The Liberal Media’s Attack on Christianity.” She has also written columns and articles on such respected publications as Townhall magazine, Politico, Washington Post, Newsmax, Human Events, American Spectator, and others.

    Of course, as with all Troopathon guests, S.E. Cupp is an ardent supporter of our troops. She supported Vets for Freedom and Alaska’s Healing Hearts, where she brought wounded US military veterans out on exotic once-in-a-lifetime hunting and fishing expeditionsin Alaska’s most beautiful and remote places, taking our brave troops after the most elusive, trophy game.



    S.E. Cupp with shotgun in hand, on a hunting expedition with Iraq veterans


    We’re happy to have S.E. Cupp joining us on Troopathon this year along with Melanie Morgan, Roger Hedgecock and Andrew Breitbart!

    Troopathon is a wonderful event with an even more important mission – supporting our troops, and sending the tangible evidence of that support – care packages sent to our brave troops on the front lines. Send a care package to our troops now!

  • Mark Levin Smashes Back at Politico Attack

    When Ken Vogel is not stalking Sarah Palin (here and here); Ginni Thomas (Clarence Thomas' wife) (here, here and here); the Koch brothers (here, here and here) et al., or regurgitating Anthony Weiner's attacks on a talk radio (among other outlets) advertiser like Goldline (here and here), Vogel is listening to talk radio and, amazingly, he learns, like tens of millions of listeners, that conservative organizations that want to build their membership base and promote a daily or weekly message about their works are actually advertising on talk radio shows. Here is his "breaking" story.

    This is what passes as news on Politico. Let me explain how the real world works and unravel some of Vogel's drivel.

    Unlike National Public Radio, which is subsidized in part by the federal government (i.e, taxpayers), commercial radio broadcasting is, remarkably enough, commercial. In other words, it has to compete and make money. Broadcasting companies compete with other broadcasting companies. Stations in each market compete with other stations. Formats on the stations compete with other formats on other stations. And radio competes with other broadcasting formats, such as television, etc. There are costs associated with commercial enterprises, in all their forms, and there are, hopefully, profits, which make the industry viable and possible. We can't all work for NPR now can we?

     

    Read the full story at humanevents.com



    Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/mark-levin/2011/06/15/left-wing-politico-demolished-mark-levin#ixzz1PRwq078z

  • Cash for Jobs

    President Obama's supporters are cashing in their chits, and checking out with jobs and political appointments.

    Surprised, anyone? Apparently a left-leading watchdog group is - puzzled as to how Mr. Hope and Change has steered the government to status quo corruption.

    Washington Examiner, by Timothy P. Carney    Original Article
    President Obama's image as a scourge of the special interests is fading. His posture as a good-government reformer is increasingly seen as phony. The Center for Public Integrity, certainly not a right-leaning organization, has a new report out about the favor machine that operates in this administration: More than two years after President Obama took office vowing to banish “special interests” from his administration, nearly 200 of his biggest donors have landed plum government jobs and advisory posts, won federal contracts worth millions of dollars for their business interests or attended numerous elite
  • What's Up, Mr. Mayor?

       Original Article

     

    Politico reports this morning former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is having meetings with both Texas Governor Rick Perry and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. The obvious implication of these conclaves is Giuliani is conferring with these two famous non-candidates for president about his own interest in joining the race for the 2012 Republican nomination. Giuliani’s camp is sending out clear signals their man is very interested in another run for the presidency. Rudy may be thinking there is an opening for a moderate mainstream candidate to challenge frontrunner Mitt Romney.
  • It's a Beautiful Day in Wisconsin

    Original Article
    The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the state's controversial collective-bargaining law Tuesday, ruling that a lower-court judge who put the law on hold improperly interfered with the legislature. Fourteen Democratic state senators fled Wisconsin for three weeks this spring to block the law, which eliminates most collective-bargaining rights for most of the state's public employees. The workers will have to contribute more out of their paychecks for their health insurance and pensions, and it will become tougher for unions to retain members. Thousands of protesters came to the state capitol in Madison to oppose it.
  • Warning! High "Ick" Factor

    Mother of Schwarzenegger's Love Child Speaks Out for First Time

    Lee Celano/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Mildred Baena, the housekeeper with whom Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered a child, spoke out for the first time Tuesday to Hello! magazine, saying she cried together with the former governor's wife after revealing the news.

    She was joined for the interview by her son Joseph, who she said began to increasingly resemble his governor/actor father as he grew older.

    What's perhaps most surprising about Baena's tell-all interview is the high regard in which she holds Schwarzenegger's wife and former first lady of California, Maria Shriver.

    She told Hello! that Shriver had an inkling of her husband's secret as she heard talk of Joseph's physical similarity to his father around the house. When Shriver asked Baena about her son's paternity, she admitted that the governor was indeed the father. Shriver then hugged Baena and cried with her, telling her to "get off [her] knees."

    While Shriver has separated from Schwarzenegger and moved out of their Brentwood home, Baena also expressed hope for their reconciliation. She acknowledged that the former governor "is suffering." She added, "He loves Maria. I hope in time they work things out."

    When his grandmother sat him down one year ago to explain that Arnold Schwarzenegger was his father, he exclaimed: "Cool!", Hello! reported. His mother said the young boy is looking forward to building a relationship with his father.

    Schwarzenegger fathered a son with Baena about 14 years ago. Birth records show Schwarzenegger's son Christopher and his newly revealed child were born less than a week apart. Known as Patty, Baena reportedly worked in the famliy home as a housekeeper and assistant for more than 20 years, until January.

  • It's Your Headline News Service

    Weiner faces possible jail time, financial problems, Hillary and ….more bimbos

    Proof that Syria’s government plotted and directed “citizens’”  border protests in May

    Pakistan Intelligence tips off terrorists to U.S. Raids – Why is Gates “surprised?”

    Missouri River flooding hits new levels, Iowa levees break, 2011 crops threatened, Obama golfs

    Michelle Obama mixes a LOT of California fundraising with a little business….so you pay

    Obama’s Wall Street “Fat Cats” decline to support him now

    Paging Ron Paul: Pentagon admits hauling $12B from Fed to Iraq…and $6B is LOST

    Boner/Beaner Boehner is glad he is not a “Weiner” – and Speaker blubbers again….

     

     

     

    Jane Jamison

    UNCOVERAGE.net--The Right Idea

     Contributing writers: Dell Hilland Abraxas  

  • God Grabbed the Devil

    Man dies while raping
    elderly South Texas woman

     Original Article
    REFUGIO, Texas (AP) — Investigators said a man has died while in the act of raping an elderly South Texas woman. The Refugio County Sheriff's Office identified the man as 53-year-old Isabel Chavelo Gutierrez. Sheriff's Sgt. Gary Wright said the incident happened June 2 after he rode two miles by bicycle from his home to that of his 77-year-old victim in the tiny coastal community of Tivoli. Wright said the 5'-7", 230-to-250 pound man sneaked into the woman's house and raped her at knifepoint. During the assault, he said he wasn't feeling well, rolled over, and died.
  • The "Right" Michele Runs

    Congresswoman Michele Bachmann stole the show last night during the GOP Presidential debates in NewHampshire, but it was a civil affair with everyone getting a chance to strut their stuff.

    At least, that is what the pundits say.

    From left to right: Newt Gingrich, Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, and Herman Cain are shown in a composite photo. | AP Photos
  • Flop Sweat for Obama

    President Obama's performance to a half-empty hall in Miami is proving my point (made early and often) that he is absolutely beatable next year.

     Even Michelle must think so too, since she is out on the trail defending her husband's work ethic.

    Huh? Does she forget that Al Gore invented the Internet so we can fact-check stupid statements like that?

    "...First lady Michelle Obama on Monday told a fundraiser in Southern California of the toll the presidency has taken on her husband Barack Obama.

    "I see the sadness and worry that's creasing his face," she said to a crowd of about 500 at the Pasadena luncheon organized by the Southern California Women For Obama. She described his worth ethic as “tireless,” according to pool reports.

    "He reads every word, every memo, so he is better prepared than the people briefing him," she said. "This man doesn't take a day off."

    She said the next two years of campaigning would be difficult for the Obamas and their supporters. "It is not going to be easy, and it is going to be long," she said. "Now more than ever we need your help to finish what we started."

  • Is the End Near for Rapture Preacher?

        Original Article
    Followers of doomsday radio preacher Harold Camping were awaiting news of the 89-year-old's condition Monday after he suffered a stroke and was hospitalized in California. Camping -- who received global publicity by predicting that the Rapture would occur May 21 -- had a stroke Thursday night after taping his radio program, according to an Internet posting by a regional manager at his Family Radio network. The manager said an update on Camping's condition would be issued Monday.
  • Read and Heed

    Reveille headlines : Did a foreign government hack the IMF?

    http://www.uncoverage.net/reveille-headlines/

    Strontium levels 240X Legal limit in Fukushima seawater

    The email which may forever change how the world views Sarah Palin

    Update: Is he quitting? Protesters outside Weiner office: RESIGN YOU PERVERT!

    Will Weinergate blow “President” Hillary’s lesbian cover?

    Intelligence Report on Iran and its new clean internet

    Bilderbergers [and Bilderbuggerers] …..go home

    More Weiner pictures emerge

    The anatomically correct Anthony Weiner “action” doll????

    California’s  Congressional redistricting shows how GOP may lose House Majority in 2012

    Zero Hedge Exclusive: Fed Pays $600 billion of QE2 “Stimulus” to secretly  bail out….European Banks

    100,000 attend gay pride parade in FREEDOM-LOVING Israel  [surrounded by countries who will execute gays first chance they get]

    This week in “Palinsanity:” Liberal media examine 24,000 Palin emails, get NOTHING

     

     

     

    Jane Jamison

    UNCOVERAGE.net--The Right Idea

     Contributing writers: Dell Hilland Abraxas  

  • Dinosaur Media: Lazy AND Hypocritical

    Original Article
    The deafening roar of nothingness emerging from the Sarah Palin email trove points up the media’s hypocritical lack of interest in Barack Obama’s pre-presidential record. Just as Palin’s emails were released, Slate’s David Weigel pointed out that Barack Obama’s State Senate records are not available. Weigel quotes Obama’s statement to the effect that he didn’t have the staff or financial resources to preserve office paperwork. As a result, Obama claims, his State Senate records may have been thrown out.
  • The Eye on Newt

    Original Article
    Newt Gingrich vowed on Friday to campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination on his own terms, saying he would do “whatever it takes” to remain in the race despite the exodus a day earlier of nearly his entire senior staff. “There is a fundamental strategic difference between the traditional consulting community and the kind of campaign I want to run,” Mr. Gingrich said. “Now we’ll find out over the next year who’s right.”
  • Pelosi Says Weiner Can Stay

    Seriously? Is she really going to be such a blatant hypocrite and hyper-partisan that even the most liberal Democrat is blushing?

    No wonder Nancy Pelosi is the former Speaker of the House.

    WASHINGTON – Amid increasing calls for Rep. Anthony Weiner to resign, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says the decision should be up to the congressman and his New York constituents.

    The former speaker said in San Francisco that she believes the decision should be made by "the individual member" and the people in his district.

    Weiner, a seven-term Democrat, has admitted sending sexually explicit photos and messages over the Internet to a half dozen women over the past three years. Pelosi has asked the House Ethics Committee to investigate whether Weiner used any government resources.

    Weiner told a newspaper Thursday he would not resign. At least nine House members and three senators said he should quit.

    Two former Democratic Party chairmen also said he should resign.


    Weiner did pick up support from Rep. Charles Rangel, a New York Democrat who was censured by the House last year for ethics violations.

    Rangel suggested that other members of Congress had done things more immoral than Weiner.

    Rangel said Weiner "wasn't going with prostitutes. He wasn't going out with little boys."

    In a recent poll of registered voters in Weiner's district, 56 percent said he should stay in office while 33 percent said he should leave.

  • Uh-Oh! Underage Girl Allegedly Contacted by Weiner

    Weiner penis update!

    House of Representatives

    Exclusive: Weiner's Messages to Teenage Girl in Delaware Draw Police Attention

    By Jana Winter

    DEVELOPING: NEW CASTLE, Del. -- Police on Friday afternoon came to the home of a 17-year-old high school junior to ask her about direct online communications she has had with Rep. Anthony Weiner.

    Two officers from the New Castle County Police Department arrived at the girl's home around 4:30 p.m. and asked to speak with the girl's mother about the daughter's contact with Weiner. Another officer appeared at the home a short time later. A FoxNews.com reporter was at the home when the police arrived.

    The girl, whose name is being withheld because she is a minor, told FoxNews.com, "I'm doing OK."

    The police left the home after about 30 minutes, followed by the daughter and mother, who left in a separate car. It was not clear if the mother and daughter were going to continue the conversation with police at another location.

    Sources close the student said the girl followed Weiner on Twitter after seeing him speak during a school trip to Washington on April 1. Weiner, after signing on to follow the girl's Twitter feed, direct-messaged the girl on April 13, the sources said, though it is not clear what other communication the two may have had between or after those dates.

    At a news conference on Monday, Weiner finally admitted that he sent lewd photos and sexually suggestive messages to six women through social networking sites over a three-year period. When asked whether all the women he exchanged messages with were adults, Weiner said, "to the best of my knowledge."

    The confession came after Weiner had lied for a week about how a photo of his bulging underwear was sent to all of his Twitter followers before he quickly deleted it. Weiner claimed his Twitter account was hacked and that he was the victim of a prank. In fact, he had intended to send the photo to a 21-year-old college student but accidentally made it public.



    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/06/10/exclusive-weiners-messages-to-teenage-girl-in-delaware-draw-police-attention/#ixzz1OuqsyfcZ

  • Turnabout is Fair Play

    Sometimes justice is served with a smile - because it is so darn much fun delivered! So true for the motorcycle buddies who rumbled through Topeka, Kansas to the Westboro Baptist Church assholes.

    "....I decided when the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Westboro Baptist Church months ago that I was going to make a trip to Topeka Kansas and express my right to free speech as well; on their doorstep. True to my word, I made that trip this weekend and let’s just say that we were heard!

    Photo by Charley Barnes

    My best friends Kenny Oldson and Jay Tamlin, along with Chad Blanco, rode out with me early Saturday morning on a long awaited journey for justice. It was a great day to ride through Kansas; completely overcast and it was like a sign that what we were about to do was the right thing to do.

  • Who Says GOP Can't Beat Obama?

    Somebody upright and breathing is about all it's gonna take after news like this.

    BOSTON (MarketWatch) -- We all think it’s a panacea. If you don’t have enough money saved for retirement, you’ve got a few ways to close the gap between what you have and what you need in your nest egg: Save more, invest more aggressively, and/or work longer.

    Well, it turns out that working longer is indeed an option, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute latest study. The only problem is that the latest research shows that you’ll have to work much longer than you anticipated. In fact, many Americans will have to keep on working well into their 70s and 80s to afford retirement, according to the study, titled “The Impact of Deferring Retirement Age on Retirement Income Adequacy.”

    What’s more, it’s even worse for low-income workers, according Jack VanDerhei, one of the co-authors of the study. Those who earned (on average over the course of their careers) less than $11,700 per year, the lowest income quartile, would need to defer retirement till age 84 before 90% of those households would have just a 50% chance of affording retirement.

    Those who earned between $11,700 and $31,200 will need to work till age 76 to have a 50% chance of covering basic expenses in retirement. Those who earned between $31,200 and $72,500 will need to work to age 72 to have a 50% chance and those who earned more than $72,500, those in the highest income quartile, catch a break; they get stop working at age 65 to have a 50/50 chance of funding their retirement.

    So what can be done to make sure you have enough income in retirement? Well, the sad truth is that not working is no longer an option and working past age 65 is fast becoming a fact of life, at least for those in the lowest three income quartiles.

  • America Responds to Delta

    It has dawned on Delta that it had a huge PR nightmarewhen it was caught charging returning soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan excess baggage fees.

    But thanks to national outrage, led by Debbie Lee, a Gold Star Mom who works with Move America Forward, the largest pro-troops grassroots organization in the country, Delta has changed its policy.

    Delta Airlines (credit: CBS)

    Delta Airlines (credit: CBS)

    DENVER (CBS4)- Delta Airlines has changed its luggage policy regarding U.S. Servicemen and women. The policy change comes after soldiers returning from Afghanistan claim the airline charged them hundreds of dollars in extra baggage fees.

    Staff Sgt. Robert O’Hair of Lochbuie is one of the soldiers expressing his displeasure with Delta Airlines. He said the response to the YouTube videos is unexpected. The soldiers said they just “wanted to vent.”

    O’Hair and other members of his unit were on the final leg of their return from Afghanistan, taking a Delta flight from Baltimore to Atlanta to get back to Fort Polk, La.

  • Volunteers Needed to Smear Palin by WaPo

    Is it an organized witchhunt by the Washington Post to bring down Sarah Palin, or a lazy, nearly bankrupt dinosaur media that has to recruit volunteers to do it's dirty work?

    You pick. I'm torn.

    "....More than 24,000 e-mail messages sent to and from Sarah Palin during her tenure as Alaska's governor will be released Friday. Join The Post in digging through them. We are looking for 100 organized and diligent readers who will work alongside Post reporters to analyze, contextualize, and research the e-mails. Think of it as spending some time in our newsroom.

    Our hope is that working together, we can efficiently find interesting information and extract new stories that will lead to further investigation. We don’t know what we’ll find, but we want you to be ready and open for the chall 

    You will communicate with us virtually and work in small teams to make light work of reviewing the e-mail threads. Notice the patterns. Identify recipients and senders. Connect specific e-mails to larger themes and events. We’ll give you a sense of what to look out for, but the hope is that your team can tackle the challenge together in a collaborative way that our journalists alone cannot. And in fact, we are selecting just 100 people because we want to make real use of your talents and trust you to use teamwork to your advantage."

  • She's Pregnant!

    Democrat Congressman Tony Weiner refuses to leave Capitol Hill, even though it was revealed today that A) his wife Huma is three months pregnant and B) his private man-parts picture was stolen from Andrew Breitbart and Tweeted to the universe.

    Yikes. This is getting weirder and weirder.

    "...Rep. Anthony Weiner’s grip on his House seat grew far more tenuous Wednesday as he was hit with the release of another graphic picture purported to be of his genitals, the public revelation that his wife is pregnant and a flood of calls from prominent Democrats for him to resign.

    It’s up to Weiner to decide whether he’ll ride out a scandal that grows more intense, and more embarrassing, by the day. For now, Weiner is resisting the calls. “He is not resigning,” said a Democratic insider who spoke with him.

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    But pressure is steadily building from within Democratic ranks for him to call it quits and end the saga of the first Twitter-made political sex scandal.



    Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/56535.html#ixzz1OjiZh2WH

  • Nine Things to Know About Andrew Breitbart

    The Hollywood Reporter is out with a piece today about the so-called obscurity of Andrew Breitbart, and how he has become super famous now because his websites broke the story of Anthony Weiner's weiner pictures.

    Nice try.

    But Andrew was famous way before that story. And beloved.

    He is renowned for his over-the-top support of our military, as well as his huge heart, relentless pursuit of conservative causes and journalistic truth.

    Andrew is my co-host of Troopathon 2011 this June 23rd to raise money to send the single largest shipment of care packages to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan in American history.  He doesn't get paid a dime. He has done this for three years because he can help, and he makes a huge difference. Compare his lifestory to Tony Weiner, who cheated his way into his first elected office, and cheated in cyberspace on his wife and lied to everyone else. And Weiner attacked him?! His liberal enablers hate Andrew?! Phooey!

    "...Not that Rep. Anthony Weiner needed help humiliating himself, given his now-revealed penchant for sending women lurid tweets and emails, but the other man most responsible for the mess Weiner has gotten himself into is Andrew Breitbart, who revealed a week ago the infamous photo that Weiner inadvertently tweeted to a college co-ed. Here are 9 other things Hollywood should know about Breitbart, a new-media maven few people had heard of until recently:

    VIDEO: Andrew Breitbart Hijacks Rep. Anthony Weiner's Cable News Briefing

    1. His father-in-law is actor Orson Bean, who was blacklisted in the 1950s as a suspected Communist, and his stepmother-in-law is actress Alley Mills, best known for her role as the mom on The Wonder Years.

    2. He was a liberal until 1991, when he says he had an “epiphany” while watching on C-Span the Clarence Thomas U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings, which focused on accusations of sexual harassment. He told "Townhall" magazine: “By the end of the hearings, I was screaming at my TV, ‘How can you do this to this man?’”

    3. He worked for E! Entertainment Television before becoming “Matt Drudge’s bitch” (his words) as editor of the Drudge Report. He also helped launch The Huffington Post before creating Big Hollywood, a blog for conservatives working in Hollywood. (“Big” is a reference to the media’s sinister habit of referring to “Big Oil” and “Big Tobacco”). He has since launched Big Journalism, Big Government and Big Peace.

    4. Before penning his current bestseller, “Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World,” Breitbart co-authored with Mark Ebner “Hollywood, Interrupted: Insanity Chic in Babylon,” a book that rips the behavior of numerous celebrities.

    5. Married with four children, Breitbart is on the advisory board of GOProud, an organization of gay Republicans, and is a staple at Tea Party rallies, where he sometimes introduces Sarah Palin.

    6. Breitbart launched Big Government by posting videotape of conservative activists Hannah Giles and James O’Keefe posing as a prostitute and pimp seeking financial assistance from ACORN, a liberal community organizing group that once engaged Barack Obama as its attorney. The videos led to Congress de-funding ACORN, quickly leading to its demise.

    7. After members of the Black Congressional Caucus claimed they were called the N-word at a Tea Party rally, Breitbart offered to donate $100,000 to the United Negro Fund for any audio or video footage that proved the allegation. No such footage has surfaced.

    8. Breitbart posted a portion of a speech that got Shirley Sherrod fired at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Sherrod, speaking to the NAACP, said she didn’t want to help a farmer because he was white. Further into the speech, though, she makes it clear that she did help him. Breitbart endured a hailstorm of criticism for selective editing, including from fellow conservatives like Glenn Beck, though he maintains that the point of posting only the snippet was to show the positive reaction of the audience when Sherrod acknowledged her urge to discriminate against the white farmer. Sherrod has sued Breitbart for defamation.

    9. Breitbart sometimes substitutes for radio talk-show hosts Dennis Miller, Michael Savage and others. He is a frequent guest on HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher and several Fox News Channel shows, especially Hannity and Red Eye w/Greg Gutfield.

  • The Dirty Trick that Fired Up Weiner's Career

    You can certainly make a compelling case that Anthony Weiner should not have to give up his seat in Congress or his career in elected politics because of the online photo scandal that has engulfed him this week.

    But if this does end up being the end for Weiner's public career, it might not be quite the injustice it seems like -- at least if you know how his career began.

    Read more at Salon.com

    And speaking of Salon.com and its resident whackadoodle Joan Walsh.....

    Joan Walsh On Defending Weiner: "I Look Kind Of Stupid"

  • Delta Airlines Charges Returning Soldiers for Excess Baggage

    A team of returning soldiers from Afghanistan was hit with an unpleasant surprise upon their arrival into the United States this morning. The squadron, bringing a full load of gear with them back from the Central Asia was sacked with the baggage fees in place at Delta Air Lines, which, despite the agreement that they have with the armed forces charged the soldiers extra baggage fees.

    In sum, the group spent nearly $2800 in baggage fees for their gear, money that had to come straight out of their pockets.


    Obviously a policy is in place between the airline and the armed services that permits soldiers returning from war to bring back all of their gear without cost. What's likely is that an uninformed agent at the connecting airport didn't know about the rule and charged the group. Either way, Delta should fix the error and refund the fees.

    UPDATE: Delta's policy states that for military members, THREE checked bags are allowed in coach and FOUR checked bags are allowed in first, so the baggage fees may actually be correct. Whether Delta's policy is palatable or not is another question, but it appears that the agents were charging the servicemen properly.

      

    I can't sit back and tolerate this! These are our brave warriors just returning from the battle field in Afghanistan fighting the terrorist and when they return home to America are told to fork over 200.00 of their own money to pay for the excess bag!!!! Are you kidding me.....I am reaching out to the military to locate these soldiers and with your help we will reimburse them. Please go to www.americasmightywarriors.org and click on the donate button and make the most generous donation you can so we can return the fees charged by Delta to our brave warriors.

     

    Then let Delta know your outrage with the way they have treated our brave warriors!

     

    Thank you in advance for your help! God bless our troops!

     

    Debbie Lee

      

  • Delta Airlines Charges Returning Soldiers for Excess Baggage

    A team of returning soldiers from Afghanistan was hit with an unpleasant surprise upon their arrival into the United States this morning. The squadron, bringing a full load of gear with them back from the Central Asia was sacked with the baggage fees in place at Delta Air Lines, which, despite the agreement that they have with the armed forces charged the soldiers extra baggage fees.

    In sum, the group spent nearly $2800 in baggage fees for their gear, money that had to come straight out of their pockets.


    Obviously a policy is in place between the airline and the armed services that permits soldiers returning from war to bring back all of their gear without cost. What's likely is that an uninformed agent at the connecting airport didn't know about the rule and charged the group. Either way, Delta should fix the error and refund the fees.

    UPDATE: Delta's policy states that for military members, THREE checked bags are allowed in coach and FOUR checked bags are allowed in first, so the baggage fees may actually be correct. Whether Delta's policy is palatable or not is another question, but it appears that the agents were charging the servicemen properly.

      

    I can't sit back and tolerate this! These are our brave warriors just returning from the battle field in Afghanistan fighting the terrorist and when they return home to America are told to fork over 200.00 of their own money to pay for the excess bag!!!! Are you kidding me.....I am reaching out to the military to locate these soldiers and with your help we will reimburse them. Please go to www.americasmightywarriors.org and click on the donate button and make the most generous donation you can so we can return the fees charged by Delta to our brave warriors.

     

    Then let Delta know your outrage with the way they have treated our brave warriors!

     

    Thank you in advance for your help! God bless our troops!

     

    Debbie Lee

      

  • Is Michele Really Going to Run?

    Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., has hired well-known GOP strategist Ed Rollins, giving further evidence that she intends to run for president. Bachmann is expected to announce her campaign soon in her home state of Iowa.

    Michele Bachmann, Ed RollinsBachmann already had hired former George W. Bush and John McCain adviser Brett O’Donnell and pollster Ed Goeas.

    Rollins told ABC News that he will play a key role — probably, campaign manager.

    “I have talked to her about how you put a campaign together,” said Rollins, who said he doesn't have a title at this point. “If she chooses to run, I’ll certainly be involved."

    Rollins was Mike Huckabee’s national campaign director in 2008. The former Arkansas governor recently announced he would not be making another run for the White House.

    Rollins first came to national prominence during the Reagan-Bush re-election campaign in 1984.

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  • Economy Drives Obama Poll Numbers Down

    ...and the shocking news is that Mitt Romney has pulled into the lead for the Presidential sweepstakes.

    The country is hungry for change. They don't like being unemployed, foreclosed upon, and their savings snatched by crooked banks. They don't like these foreign entanglements, and they want their troops home.

    "...The public opinion boost President Obama received after the killing of Osama bin Laden has dissipated, and Americans’ disapproval of how he is handling the nation’s economy and the deficit has reached new highs, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

    The survey portrays a broadly pessimistic mood in the country this spring as higher gasoline prices, sliding home values and a disappointing employment picture have raised fresh concerns about the pace of the economic recovery.

    By 2 to 1, Americans say the country is pretty seriously on the wrong track, and nine in 10 continue to rate the economy in negative terms. Nearly six in 10 say the economy has not started to recover, regardless of what official statistics may say, and most of those who say it has improved rate the recovery as weak.

    New Post-ABC numbers show Obama leading five of six potential Republican presidential rivals tested in the poll. But he is in a dead heat with former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, who formally announced his 2012 candidacy last week, making jobs and the economy the central issues in his campaign.

    Among all Americans, Obama and Romney are knotted at 47 percent each, and among registered voters, the former governor is numerically ahead, 49 percent to 46 percent.

    Overall, about six in 10 of those surveyed give Obama negative marks on the economy and the deficit. Significantly, nearly half strongly disapprove of his performance in these two crucial areas. Nearly two-thirds of political independents disapprove of the president’s handling of the economy, including — for the first time — a slim majority who do so strongly.

    In another indicator of rapidly shifting views on economic issues, 45 percent trust congressional Republicans over the president when it comes to dealing with the economy, an 11-point improvement for the GOP since March. Still, nearly as many, 42 percent, side with Obama on this issue.

    The president has sought to point to progress on the economy, particularly in the automobile industry, and to argue that the policies he put in place at the beginning of his term are working. But the combined effects of weak economic indicators and dissatisfaction among the public are adding to the political pressures on the White House as the president’s advisers look toward what could be a difficult 2012 reelection campaign.

    Meanwhile, Romney emerges in the new survey as the strongest current or prospective Republican candidate in the 2012 presidential field. Although he is by no means in a secure spot, on virtually every measure, the former governor appears better positioned than any of his rivals.

    In contrast, the poll brings more bad news for former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, whose bus tour along the East Coast last week renewed speculation that she might join the race.

    Almost two-thirds of all Americans say they “definitely would not” vote for Palin for president. She is predictably unpopular with Democrats and most independents, but the new survey underscores the hurdles she would face if she became a candidate: 42 percent of Republicans say they’ve ruled out supporting her candidacy.

    More than six in 10 Americans say they do not consider Palin qualified to serve as president. That is a slightly better rating for the former governor than through most of last year, but is another indication of widespread public doubts about a possible presidential run.

    The Post-ABC poll asked Republicans and GOP-leaning independents whom they would vote for if a primary or caucus were held now in their state. Romney topped the list, with 21 percent, followed by Palin at 17 percent. No one else reached double digits, although former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, who has suddenly shown interest in becoming a candidate, is close, at 8 percent. Without Palin in the race, Romney scores 25 percent, with all others in the single digits.

    In another measure of the field, Republicans chose Romney as the only one of a dozen possible candidates they would “strongly consider” for the party’s nomination as opposed to stating that they definitely would not vote for him. He and Palin scored equal numbers of respondents who said they would strongly consider supporting them, but Palin has more than double the percentage who have ruled her out.

    Other candidates fared poorly on this count, including former House speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.), whose campaign got off to a rocky start; Rep. Ron Paul (Tex.), a libertarian who has a passionate following but many detractors; and former senator Rick Santorum (Pa.), who announced his candidacy on Monday.

  • Weiner Roast

    His Twitter tears spilling down his cheeks, the cheeky Anthony Weiner admitted what everyone knew from the beginning....he Twittered his junk to a young college coed. And there is likely much more to this sordid story.

    Drudge Report has the headlines and links. Andrew Breitbart has the credit for withstanding a blistering assault on his journalism and his character.

    WHACKED, NOT HACKED!
    Breitbart: 'I Want To Hear Truth'...
    6 'inappropriate' relationships...
    ABCNEWS: Mystery Woman Revealed...
    Risqué Online Chats, Photo Swaps...
    SLIDESHOW...

  • HuffPo Deal Going Down in Flames

    According to a Business writer who has been examining the AOL-Huffington Post deal trouble has erupted across the blogosphere for our flame haired narcissistic friend Ariana Huffington.

    Watch me cry, Argentina. Not.


    via sfgate.com

    tim armstrong, arianna huffington, top gun, large

    "...AOL bought Huffington Post for $315 million earlier this year.

    So far, according to a reader, the intergration is going very badly:

    Twelve reasons why the AOL – Huffington Post merger is going down in flames.

    The tragedy here is that not only will the deal ruin AOL, but it will also ruin the Huffington Post.
     
    It is the Peter Principle on a grand scale.  None of AOL’s senior editors (Huffington, Roy Sekoff, and Nico Pitney) have ever managed more than a few people.  Now they have hundreds and lack the experience to manage a team this big.  Behind the scenes, long time Huffposters say that Jai Singh’s departure has eliminated the key adult in the room.  Now they need to grow HuffPost and save AOL – not possible.
     
    Dissension in edit.  The editorial team is miserable and views Arianna as unpredictable and her leadership unsteady.  Several editors are racing to close book deals to be write the “Devil Wear’s Prada” of the digital age.  Others are aggressively pitching unflattering profiles to New York Magazine, Vanity Fair, and the LA Times.  



    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/aol-insider-here-are-12-reasons-why-the-aolhuffington-post-merger-is-going-down-in-flames-2011-6#ixzz1OVcOUU86
  • Weiner is Toast

    A new bombshell blasting across cyberspace with Andrew Breitbart's latest revelation in Weinergate at BigJournalism.com.

    The Congressman is not guilty in a court of law, but he is certainly finished politically. He needs to slink off into obscurity where he belonged BEFORE this creepy stuff started.

    "...A new woman has come forward with what she claims are photographs, chats, and emails with Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY). These appear to undermine severely Rep. Weiner’s explanations that he was the victim of  a “prank” or a “hack.”

    The detailed new information suggests that the Brooklyn- and Queens-based representative and the young woman in question were involved in an online, consensual relationship involving the mutual exchange of intimate photographs.

    BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com were approached regarding this information more than a week prior to the separate, independent event of Friday, May 27, 2011, when a link to the now-infamous “gray underwear” photograph appeared publicly on Rep. Weiner’s Twitter feed.

    We will be updating BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com throughout the day with photographs, timelines, and other clarifying details. However, we will not be releasing all of the material because some of it is of an extreme, graphic nature."

  • Bono, Limousine Liberal or Tax Cheat?

    Check it out ...A Nobel Peace Prize nominee who campaigns against global poverty is moving his vast fortune around to avoid paying taxes that go towards support of the poor.

    That's the story being written about Bono, the Irish superstar who harangues the world to re-distribute wealth from rich to poor. Except it doesn't work that way for HIM.

    And conservatives are supposed to be the greedy hypocrites?

    "...He is the rock legend dubbed 'Saint Bono' for his long-running campaign against global poverty.

    But when Bono's band U2 perform at Glastonbury later this month, protesters are planning to accuse them of avoiding taxes which could have helped exactly the sort of people the singer cares about so dearly.

    Members of activist group Art Uncut will hoist a massive inflatable sign with the message 'Bono Pay Up' spelt out in lights during the Irish band's headline performance.

    They will also parade bundles of oversized fake cash in front of the singer.

    The protest has been provoked by U2's decision to move their multi-million-pound music and publishing business away from Ireland – thus allegedly avoiding taxes on record sales.

    Target: Bono is being accused of tax avoidance in his native Ireland and is likely to see a protest from the stage

    Target: Bono is being accused of tax avoidance in his native Ireland and is likely to see a protest from the stage



    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1394422/Saint-Bono-facing-huge-Glastonbury-protest--avoiding-tax.html#ixzz1OSXlKQwM

     

  • Weiner's Tall Tale Unraveling

    Tony, Tony, Tony.

    The Dude is seriously in trouble. In the split second that takes to send a crotch Tweet to a college coed, a Congressman's career is flushed.  Lying about it hasn't helped....or tweeting around with some porn stars.

    Where is Weiner's wife?

    The New York Congressman (and liberal attack dog) has so much 'splaining to do.

    In the wake of the notorious Twitter photo that may or may not have been of his crotch, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) has had a week full of headaches.
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    In the wake of the notorious Twitter photo that may or may not have been of his crotch, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) has had a week full of headaches.
    Adult film actress Ginger Lee was Twitter follower of politician.
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    Adult film actress Ginger Lee was Twitter follower of politician.
  • Lib Takes Aim At Bias from Liberal Media

    The gang at "Fox News Watch" had some very interesting things to say about how media members who absolutely despise former Alaska governor Sarah Palin just can't get enough of her "One Nation" bus tour.

    The best line came from liberal commentator Kirsten Powers who said of the former vice presidential candidatee, "It’s actually kind of refreshing to see somebody who just says screw you to these people who treat her like garbage" (video follows with transcript and commentary):



    Read more: http://www.newsbusters.org/#ixzz1OM9qPuJX
  • Sweet Justice

     Original Article

    Have you heard the one about a homeowner foreclosing on a bank? Well, it has happened in Florida and involves a North Carolina based bank. Instead of Bank of America foreclosing on some Florida homeowner, the homeowners had sheriff's deputies foreclose on the bank.
  • Silk Pony Indicted!

    Former Presidential candidate John "Silk Pony" Edwards has dreaded this day since the National Enquirer revealed that he had a secret love child while his wife Elizabeth was dying of cancer... and he used campaign funds to cover up the sordid mess.

    The day of indictment has arrived.

    Via P.J. Tatler

    It’s not the crime, it’s the coverup. In former Sen. and Democratic vice presidential nominee John Edwards’ case, literally.

    A federal grand jury has indicted two-time presidential candidate John Edwards.

    That’s the entirety of the WaPo story, so far. It leaves out quite a bit, including his party affiliation. Puffington Host has a bit more, while still managing to omit the “D” word.

    The case of USA v. Johnny Reid Edwards contains six counts, including conspiracy, four counts of illegal campaign contributions and one count of false statements. The indictment was returned in the Middle District of North Carolina Friday.

    The primary issue is the use of campaign funds to cover up Edwards’ affair with his then campaign videographer. That money came from major supporters like the late trial lawyer Fred Baron, whose estate still provides the financial foundation for the Texas Democratic Party and its “shadow party,” led by Matt Angle.

    More: Once he stopped giggling, Ace conjured up a reminder of just what sort of man John Edwards is.

    You may remember John Kerry’s own memory of Edwards, as recounted, I believe, in Bob Shrum’s book.

    Apparently Edwards was lobbying VP, and told Kerry a story about his son’s death, and gave a teary account of it, and told him that he’d learned so much from it and was ready to be VP, or that kind of thing.

    And he concluded: And I have never. Told. Anyone. That story before.

    Kerry got a chill when he heard this, but not for the reason you’d think. He’d got the chill because he remembered Edwards telling him this same story, with the same dead son and the same “And I have never — told — anyone” conclusion, to convince him on some other virtue of Edwards’, years earlier. And he got a sense of the man he was thinking about putting on the ticket.

    Put him on the ticket anyway, of course.

  • Farewell, My Weiner

     
    Original Article

     

    Secrets are funny things. The harder you try to keep them under wraps, the harder they spring up in the most embarrassing places. And in my line of business, you learn that no matter how you try thinking about baseball those secrets can jump right out of their soft cotton comfort and put you on ice permanently. My name is Rather. And I'm a dick. It was 1:35 PM on a grey Spring Tuesday. I was just getting back to the office after a long lunch uptown with some of my old investigative pals at the CBS Commissary Automat......

    Meanwhile, Democrats are leaving Anthony Weiner to twist in the wind, while privately ranting about the situation.

    Original Article
     
    Publicly silent, fellow Democrats privately seethed Thursday over the distraction and furor surrounding the lewd photo sent from Rep. Anthony Weiner's Twitter account, even as he declared he was finished talking about it and wanted to move on. (Snip) Though generally mum in public, Democrats privately fumed at the forced detour in their arguments about Medicare and spending, leaving the generally well-liked seven-term congressman from Brooklyn and Queens largely to fend for himself for a third day in a row. Most Republicans seemed content to let the controversy simmer.
  • Justice Served on a Cold Pig Platter

    I don't know if our Navy Seals coated their bullets in pig fat and then shot Bin Laden, but I like to believe it. It pleases me to think that the monster who roamed this Earth will never live in paradise. It pleases me enormously.

    "...Was Osama bin Laden shot with a bullet soaked in pork fat, denying him a place in paradise?

    Yes, if one rather shady website, that peddles gun oil containing liquefied pig fat, is to be believed.

    The makers of Silver Bullet Gun Oil claim it contains 13 per cent USDA liquefied pig fat thus making the product 'a highly effective counter-Islamic terrorist force multiplier.'

    The apparent owner of the gun oil site, who goes by the name 'The Midnight Rider,' explains how the pig fat will transfer onto anything the bullet strikes.

    This 'effectively denies entry to Allah's paradise to an Islamo-fascist terrorist,' Rider adds.

    The oil, which costs $8.95 for 4oz, apparently puts the 'fear of death into them (terrorists)'.

    In Islam consumption of pork is forbidden, but the Quran also states that if one is forced to consume the meat then they are guiltless and therefore not disqualified from paradise.

    The website also notes its customers include members of the U.S. military.

    'Thousands of bottles of Silver Bullet Gun Oil have been distributed since July of 2004 by its creator to members of ALL U.S. Military branches,' it claims.

    Product: The website claims its Silver Bullet Oil is popular with members of the U.S. military

    Product: The website claims its Silver Bullet Oil is popular with members of the U.S. military

    Claim: The oil distributors make their Bin Laden claim in a promotional video on YouTube

    Claim: The oil distributors make their Bin Laden claim in a promotional video on YouTube

    A promotional YouTube video for the oil shows a picture



    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1393679/Did-pork-coated-bullet-kill-Bin-Laden-Yes-says-firm-claim-pig-fat-gun-oil-bought-U-S-military-personnel.html#ixzz1ODwoRPs4

  • NYT Editor Bill Keller OUT

    The man who chose to print Top Secret defense secrets during a time of war now finds himself on the defensive after getting fired/resigned from his top job at the Gray Lady.

    Bill Keller, who should have been tried for treason, creeps off to a staff writer job at the NY Times.

    A word or two for Mr. Keller.

    You should have made BETTER CHOICES.

    As for me, I don't regret a word that I wrote/said/blogged about Keller during the SWIFT database fiasco that created a firestorm of controversy back in '07.  Read further for a re-cap that I am sure the Mainstream Media will be againmischaracterize later today.

    Keller's Legacy

    If the Left ever wonders why so many conservatives are outraged by what they read from Liberal publications (such as the New York Times or the American Prospect) one need not meander any further than Greg Sargent's interview with me last Thursday.

    No, I am NOT backing away from any of the comments I made in the "Horse's Mouth" blog.

    But I am pointing out that the summarization of my comments is completely misleading, and totally in character for people who despise those of us who work ceaselessly to stand-up for our troops in time of war, and who are outraged when others refuse to do the same.

    First, folks, to the headline:

    TALK SHOW HOST MELANIE MORGAN SAYS 'ANY NEWSPAPER EDITOR' WHO PUBLISHES CLASSIFIED INFO SHOULD BE 'LOCKED IN A STEEL CAGE,' MURDERED BY FAMILY MEMBERS OF SLAIN TROOPS, AND SENT TO THE 'HOTTEST CORNER OF HELL.'

    The truth: I pointed out in my comments that if a person is TRIED AND CONVICTED of committing treason then obviously they should face the punishment for that crime.

    That includes the death penalty.

    I never suggested murdering Bill Keller of the NY Times or anyone else. Period. Look up the definition of murder. It's in Wikipedia, by the way.

    The protest by The American Prospect and other anti-war liberals in the blogosphere over my statements shows either a naivete concerning the law, or more likely it demonstrates once again that those in the 'Blame America First' crowd are rabidly against the war on terrorism, and are blinded by all logic and reason.

    And then there was this by Mr. Sargent "Now she's basically said that any editor printing classified national security information should be murdered, maybe it's time to check in with the corporate owners of her local station."

    Again - a complete mischaracterization of my quotes. A more accurate summary should have read "Any editor who is responsible for leaking classified information and results in the deaths of American soldiers at a time of war should face the ultimate punishment for that crime, including the death penalty."

    The exact quote to Mr. Sargent is "Let me answer your question with a question. If by leaking classified information that resulted in the deaths of American soldiers - let's just say that a terrorist purchased all the ingredients necessary for an IED and detonated it against a convoy of 18, 19, 20-something Marines, killing them - do you honestly think I would give a rat's rear-end how the editor who leaked that information dies?....NO. I DO NOT CARE."

    Because, after all, he or she is recieving the ultimate penalty for the charge of treason.

    My WISH list for traitors who undertake to subvert national security interests that results in the deaths of American Soldiers is "to be locked in a steel cage with the family members of slain troops who would happily deliver the ultimate punishment of death, and then sent to the hottest corner of hell."

    As a journalist of over 30 years experience covering the Mideast, the uprising for Democracy at Tiannamen Square in China, the return of hostages from the hijacking of a jetliner, I have a bit of experience in observing media convention, classified secrets, and the rule of law. And apparently Richard Valeriani, a long time former NBC reporter agrees by saying that the New York Times decision to publish is akin to 'giving Anne Frank's address to the Nazi's.'

    I might also point out to Mr. Sargent that his squealing over my comments most likely would evaporate if one of his friend's or loved one's were to suffer harm at the hands of the terrorists as a result of the repeated attempts to undermine the war effort by deliberately leaking/publishing classified material, and in doing so provided aid and comfort to the enemy.

    One other thing. The people within the United States government who actually leaked to the NYTimes, WaPo, LAT, and Wall Street Journal such a successful, worthy program as the SWIFT database should join the folks I have suggested in taking up residence in the hottest corner of hell.

    Finally, I'm delighted to report that your efforts to have me blackballed from Hardball with Chris Matthews on MSNBC were entirely unsuccessful.

    After all, there is a First Amendment. And it works both ways. Much as the Left hates that.

  • RomneyCare Isn't the Only Problem for Mitt

    Washington Examiner, by Philip Klein    Original Article
    When Mitt Romney formally launches his presidential campaign in New Hampshire today, there will be a renewed focus on the politically toxic health care law he signed as governor of Massachusetts. Yet while Romneycare may be the single biggest obstacle facing his candidacy, political observers err by assuming Romney would otherwise be coasting to the nomination. There are many reasons why Romney lost the nomination in 2008 to the deeply flawed Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., at a time when health care wasn't a dominant issue.
  • A Nation of Takers, Not Makers

        If you want to understand better why so many states--from New York to
    Wisconsin to California--are teetering on the brink of bankruptcy,
    consider this depressing statistic: Today in America there are nearly
    twice as many people working for the government (22.5 million) than in
    all of manufacturing (11.5 million). 

        This is an almost exact reversal of the situation in 1960, when there

    were 15 million workers in manufacturing and 8.7 million collecting a

    paycheck from the government.
        It gets worse.  More Americans work for the government than work in
    construction, farming, fishing, forestry, manufacturing, mining and
    utilities combined.  We have moved decisively from a nation of makers to
    a nation of takers.  Nearly half of the $2.2 trillion cost of state and
    local governments is the $1 trillion-a-year tab for pay and benefits of
    state and local employees.  Is it any wonder that so many states and
    cities cannot pay their bills?
        Every state in America today except for two--Indiana and Wisconsin--
    has more government workers on the payroll than people manufacturing
    industrial goods.  Consider California, which has the highest budget
    deficit in the history of the states.  The not-so Golden State now has an
    incredible 2.4 million government employees--twice as many as people at
    work in manufacturing.  New Jersey has just under two-and-a-half as many
    government employees as manufacturers.  Florida's ratio is more than 3
    to 1.  So is New York's.

  • Weinergate Refuses to Disappear

    Much to the Democrats chagrin (particularly NY Congressman Anthony Weiner) the scandal continues to grow...and give birth to some nasty double entendre's, snarky penis jokes, and ugly rumor. You know, kinda like TMZ every night. Or Jon Stewart.

    We are checking in with National Review Online and Jonah Goldberg for his take.

    "..Over the weekend I said that I suspect this will not end well for Congressman Weiner. I still think I’m right. Rep.Weiner stands accused of sending a lewd picture to a young girl via Twitter. He says he didn’t do it. At first his office said his Twitter account was “hacked.” Now he says it was all a “prank.” This is an important change in language because to claim his account was hacked is to claim he was a victim of a crime. Meanwhile a prank is something he can wave away.

    Meanwhile, the Left has been all over the place. They seem torn between wanting this all to go away and wanting to pin it on Andrew Breitbart or some other conservatives to be named later. That’s a problem because Breitbart et al. seem perfectly happy to have an investigation.

    Meanwhile, the only person who wants to let the story die is Weiner, which suggests he’s the one who has done something wrong or knows something he doesn’t want others to know. Even some at Daily Kos realize this is a problem. And while the MSM seems perfectly inclined to follow Weiner’s lead, there are just too many other outlets that will not let go of the story.

    I honestly have no idea what happened, but I do know that Anthony Weiner is exactly the kind of Democrat who would sensationalize a story like this if the politician involved was a Republican. And you can be sure the press wouldn’t have to be dragged kicking and screaming to cover it.   

    I don’t think this is a colossal scandal, but the selective standards of the MSM drive me crazy. Recall that the NY-26 race we’ve just finished analyzing was a result of the fact that a sitting congressman had to resign because he sent a picture of himself without shirt to a woman on Craigslist. In 2006, Nancy Pelosi used Mark Foley’s scandal to help win back the Congress.

    And what if Weiner’s innocent and this is a dirty trick by some right-wingers? Don’t we need to know that? Shouldn’t they be exposed? (You know what I mean! Do you people have any idea how hard it is not to pepper this post with double entendre?)

    At minimum, it seems to me that if the Left wants to claim Weiner was set up, then they are honor bound to support a full investigation."

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    Weinergate: Jon Stewart’s Take: ‘His D**k’s Just Not That Big’

    June 1, 2011 at 1:07 am - Comedy Central
    Dateline: New York

    Rep. Anthony Weiner's old friend Jon Stewart hopes that the allegations are not true.

     

  • Dinner in Iowa

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie dropped by dinner with a few of his newest best Republican friends in Iowa.

    I mean, does Governor Christie look like he has ever turned down a free meal?

    • New Jersey Governor Christie and his wife arrive at the Embassy of Italy for an MSNBC after-party in Washington

       

    PRINCETON, New Jersey (Reuters) - As Republicans scramble to find a strong candidate for the 2012 U.S. presidential contest, a group of Iowa Republicans met with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Tuesday to urge him to enter the race, despite his stated disinterest.

    Half a dozen businessmen from Iowa, which holds the vital first nominating contest in the U.S. presidential race in February, met with Christie for about 2 1/2 hours over dinner at the governor's mansion to discuss entering the contest.

    Iowa entrepreneur Bruce Rastetter, who participated in the dinner, told the Des Moines Register that Christie had again said he would not run for president but that he had accepted an invitation to speak at an event in Iowa in July.

    "He understands the country's problems but feels very strongly that he has that commitment to New Jersey to continue to serve," Rastetter said.

    The Iowa businessman declined to speak to a group of reporters waiting outside the governor's mansion following the meeting.

    Christie, known for his blunt style, has been a rising star in the Republican Party since taking office last year with a low-tax, lean-government agenda, and erasing a record $11 billion budget deficit while limiting annual increases in the state's high property taxes.

  • No, No, No

    Every single House Republican said NO...and 82 House Democrats said HELL NO....pretty convincing vote on the move to raise the debt ceiling without accompanying spending cuts.

    Progress comes slowly, but surely.

    Original Article
     
    The House overwhelmingly voted down an unconditional increase to the $14.3 trillion debt limit Tuesday, as the Republican majority delivered a symbolic rebuke to President Obama ahead of a meeting at the White House. The vote was 318-97, with 82 Democrats joining every Republican in rejecting legislation that would have authorized $2.4 trillion in additional borrowing by the federal government. Seven Democrats voted present on the legislation. House Republicans scheduled the vote, which occurred after the close of the American markets, to demonstrate to Senate Democrats....
  • From the Desk of Andrea Shea-King

    Late last night I wrote this.  It ties in with thisThat's by design.  Today, there's this.  Tonight join me for this:



    Melanie Morgan, former radio talk show host and founder of the largest grassroots pro-troop organization in the United States “Move America Forward”, will drop by my radio program tonight to talk about MAF’s annual Troopathon.

    Hosted by Melanie, Andrew Breitbart and Mark Williams, there will be some BIG names will be participating in the eight-hour July 1 event, including Rush, Sean, Dennis Miller, Victoria Jackson, Laura Ingraham, Dr. Laura, Mark Levin, and Gary Sinise, Rep. Michele Bachmann, John Bolton, and many more.

    Tonight  -- the details.

  • Stained Pants Leaves Al Gore-d

    AL GORE SEX SCANDAL ACCUSER reveals shocking NEW EVIDENCE  -- ONLYto the NATIONAL ENQUIRER in a bombshell world exclusive interview!

    "AL GORE is a pervert and sexual predator," declares MOLLY HAGERTY, 54, the massage therapist who told Portland, Ore. police that the ex-VICE President sexually assaulted her.
     
    "He's not what people think he is - he's a sick man!"

    When the ENQUIRER first broke the world-exclusive story last week her name was withheld as the victim of a possible sex crime.

    NOW, Hagerty has bravely gone public - AND on the record-  only to The ENQUIRER -  to demand police launch a full investigation.

    "I want justice served," Hagerty said as she reveals the key witness who could blow the case wide open, the secret hotel video surveillance and  the DNA evidence! 
  • MoveOn.org Polling Scandal

    From Politico.com

    Markos charges polling fraud

    Whoa:

    We contracted with Research 2000 to conduct polling and to provide us with the results of their surveys. Based on the report of the statisticians, it's clear that we did not get what we paid for. We were defrauded by Research 2000, and while we don't know if some or all of the data was fabricated or manipulated beyond recognition, we know we can't trust it. Meanwhile, Research 2000 has refused to offer any explanation. Early in this process, I asked for and they offered to provide us with their raw data for independent analysis — which could potentially exculpate them. That was two weeks ago, and despite repeated promises to provide us that data, Research 2000 ultimately refused to do so. At one point, they claimed they couldn't deliver them because their computers were down and they had to work out of a Kinkos office. Research 2000 was delivered a copy of the report early Monday morning, and though they quickly responded and promised a full response, once again the authors of the report heard nothing more.

    Guessing whether pollsters simply concoct their data — it's cheaper, and more likely to please a client looking for a specific result — is a parlor game among political consultants. That's what Markos Moulitsas is charging here.

    (Ed. I am SHOCKED. SHOCKED, I tell you.)

  • Morning Headlines

    Bill Clinton says blow up the oil well in the gulf (following advice of Russians reported here 3 weeks ago)

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/mornin/

     

    Live link to Gen. Petraeus Confirmation hearing....will be set up before it starts this morning...find it on front page...in a few minutes.

    http://www.uncoverage.net

     

    A third carrier group has now moved into place off Iran...latest on prep for what we hope is Israel's attack on Iran nukes.....Mainstream news media coverage of this is....where?
    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/3-us-carrier-groups-10000-troops-off-iran/

     

    Day 2: The Elena Kagan "Show"  Live Link to second day of confirmation.  Today she will begin taking questions.  Top 101 Reasons why she shouldn't be confirmed and why will she probably will be confirmed anyway.  Live link may have to be adjusted this morning...go to front page of site if link breaks.  

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/the-elena-kagan-show/

     

    Robert Byrd KKK-Kicks the Bucket---the eulogy you won't see on MSNBC.

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/sen-robert-byrdkk-kicks-the-bucket/

     

    Another unintended consequence of illegal aliens among us...a whooping cough epidemic has been declared in California 

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/whooping-cough-epidemic-declared-in-california/

     

    What's in your McDonald's Chicken McNuggets....vs. what's in British version of same...it might be best to eat only those foods which contain chemicals with few than 4 syllables..  I'm just sayin'. 

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/chicken-chem-nuggets/

     

    2nd amendment survives another challenge...but it ain't pretty. 

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/2nd-amendment-survives-another-challenge/

     

    Joe Biden Wins Sham Wow Auditions...selling the "Summer of Economic Recovery" shtick 

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/joe-biden-wins-sham-wow-auditions/



  • Conservatives Still Outnumber Liberals

    ....and that is why Democrats are afraid, very afraid of this fall's election cycle. And that is also why conservatives are rolling up their sleeves and getting down to work.

    Lydia Saad

    PRINCETON, NJ -- Conservatives have maintained their leading position among U.S. ideological groups in the first half of 2010. Gallup finds 42% of Americans describing themselves as either very conservative or conservative. This is up slightly from the 40% seen for all of 2009 and contrasts with the 20% calling themselves liberal or very liberal.

    Political Ideology -- 2010 Half-Year Update (1992-2010 Trend)

    The 2010 results are based on eight Gallup and USA Today/Gallup surveys conducted from January through June, encompassing interviews with more than 8,000 U.S. adults. The 42% identifying as conservative represents a continuation of the slight but statistically significant edge conservatives achieved over moderates in 2009. Should that figure hold for all of 2010, it would represent the highest annual percentage identifying as conservative in Gallup's history of measuring ideology with this wording, dating to 1992.

    The recent rise in conservatism's fortunes follows a decline seen after 2003; liberalism has experienced the opposite pattern. From 1993 to 2002, the ideological trend had been fairly stable, with roughly 40% identifying as moderate, 38% as conservative, and 19% as liberal. Before that, the presidential bid of independent candidate Ross Perot may have contributed to a heightened proportion of Americans (43%) calling themselves moderate in 1992.

  • Website Scrubbing, Liberal Hypocrisy

    Politico asks the question of MoveOn.org - why so quiet on the appointment of General David Petreaus to oversee the war in Afghanistan? Hmm, girls?

    Wasn't Afghanistan the "good war" and wasn't the eviiiiil General "Betrayus" the architect of destruction?

    David Mark

    David Mark Moderator :

     

    When Gen. David Petraeus testified before Congress in September 2007, MoveOn.org ran a New York Times ad accusing him of "cooking the books for the White House" about the U.S. troop surge in Iraq and labeled him "General Betray Us." The ad could be found on MoveOn's website until Wednesday of this week when it quietly came down and all references to it were scrubbed.

    Why was the advocacy group willing to forcefully criticize a top general when President George W. Bush was commander-in-chief, yet is now silent now that President Barack Obama is in office? Is there a double standard at play or has MoveOn.org had a sincere change of heart about the abilities of Gen. Petraeus and the

  • Lowest EVER!

    Americans are onto the fraud who occupies the White House...and the polling proves it.

    Americans are more pessimistic about the state of the country and less confident in President Barack Obama's leadership than at any point since Mr. Obama entered the White House, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.

    [NBCpol]

    The survey also shows grave and growing concerns about the Gulf oil spill, with overwhelming majorities of adults favoring stronger regulation of the oil industry and believing that the spill will affect the nation's economy and environment.

    Sixty-two percent of adults in the survey feel the country is on the wrong track, the highest level since before the 2008 election. Just one-third think the economy will get better over the next year, a 7-point drop from a month ago and the low point of Mr. Obama's tenure.

    Amid anxiety over the nation's course, support for Mr. Obama and other incumbents is eroding. For the first time, more people disapprove of Mr. Obama's job performance than approve. And 57% of voters would prefer to elect a new person to Congress than re-elect their local representatives, the highest share in 18 years.

     

  • Fired!

    General Stanley McChrystal is out - and General David Petraeus in, according to the Associated Press.

    Now is the time for General McChrystal to come clean to the American people about the lackluster engagement of our Commander-in-Chief about winning the war in Afghanistan.

    Mr. Obama has displayed an appalling lack of interest in our troops who are in harms way. General McChrystal has barely met the man who has now fired him.

     

     

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says he has accepted the resignation of Gen. Stanley McChrystal with regret, but is certain that it is the right decision for the country's national security and the future of the U.S. mission in Afghanistan. Speaking in the Rose Garden, Obama says McChrystal's biting comments about the president and his aides in a magazine article did not meet the standards of conduct for a commanding general. Obama named Gen. David Petraeus to assume McChrystal's role as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. He says the move will allow the U.S. to maintain leadership.

    The statement issued by Gen. Stanley McChrystal after President Barack Obama announced his dismissal the top NATO commander in Afghanistan:

    ---

    This morning the President accepted my resignation as Commander of U.S. and NATO Coalition Forces in Afghanistan. I strongly support the President's strategy in Afghanistan and am deeply committed to our coalition forces, our partner nations, and the Afghan people. It was out of respect for this commitment - and a desire to see the mission succeed - that I tendered my resignation.

    It has been my privilege and honor to lead our nation's finest.

     Thank-you for your service, Sir.

  • A Good Night For Conservatives

    Last night’s primaries had a theme, it was a theme of victory for conservative candidates. It was also a night in which establishment endorsements and old party names were no help.

    • In Utah, Mike Lee narrowly won the GOP nomination for Senate after a campaign marked by acrimony and dirty tricks. Lee had the backing of conservative Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C.
    • Rep. Bob Inglis, R-S.C., who had sought compromise legislation on global warming and voted to censure fellow South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., was defeated by prosecutor Trey Gowdy.
    • Tim Scott, R, who was backed by the Club for Growth, crushed the son of the late Sen. Strom Thurmond in last night’s runoff to get the GOP nomination in the state’s coastal first district. He stands to become the first black Republican in Congress since 2002.
    • Jeff Duncan, R, another Club for Growth candidate, won the runoff and the nomination in the third district that had been vacated by Rep. Gresham Barrett, R.
    • Barrett, meanwhile, lost his primary for governor against state Rep. Nikki Haley, R, who, like all the other winners mentioned above, is now a prohibitive favorite for the fall.

    Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/last-nights-elections-a-good-night-for-conservatives-96964504.html

  • Dear Mr. President, Open Letter to BHO

    How do I admire Jon Voight? Let me count the ways....(oops, I'm already exhausted.)

    President Obama:

    You will be the first American president that lied to the Jewish people, and the American people as well, when you said that you would defend Israel, the only Democratic state in the Middle East, against all their enemies. You have done just the opposite. You have propagandized Israel, until they look like they are everyone's enemy — and it has resonated throughout the world. You are putting Israel in harm's way, and you have promoted anti-Semitism throughout the world.

    You have brought this to a people who have given the world the Ten Commandments and most laws we live by today. The Jewish people have given the world our greatest scientists and philosophers, and the cures for many diseases, and now you play a very dangerous game so you can look like a true martyr to what you see and say are the underdogs. But the underdogs you defend are murderers and criminals who want Israel eradicated.

    You have brought to Arizona a civil war, once again defending the criminals and illegals, creating a meltdown for good, loyal, law-abiding citizens. Your destruction of this country may never be remedied, and we may never recover. I pray to God you stop, and I hope the people in this great country realize your agenda is not for the betterment of mankind, but for the betterment of your politics.

    With heartfelt and deep concern for America and Israel,

    Jon Voight

     

  • Va-Va-Voom!

    Guess who is coming to our Troopathon 2010 broadcast July 1st? The original pin-up girl, Jane Russell!

    Jennifer Harper at the Washington Times has more.

    SHE'S STILL GOT IT

    Reassuring news in troubled times. Some great American assets just keep on keepin' on. Classic movie goddess Jane Russell — at age 89 — will be part of the burgeoning cast for Troopathon 2010, an 8-hour live broadcast from the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library. The event to raise money for care packages sent to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan was organized by Move America Forward — a grass-roots pro-troop group — and will be hosted by talk radio goddess Melanie Morgan and Big Hollywood founder Andrew Breitbart.

    Other guests who will join live or via video feed July 1 include Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Dennis Miller, Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham, Michael Graham, Frank Gaffney — broadcasters all — plus actor Gary Sinise, former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton and Newsbusters .com editor Noel Sheppard. The aforementioned care packages include everything from edible goodies to CDs, sun block, grooming items and other cheerful fare. Oh, and this also might be a good week to review some of Miss Russell's grand films, like "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" and "The Outlaw," among others.

    "We've got a lot of great guests joining us — including my great-aunt Jane Russell. She's still going strong and I'm really excited to work with a legend of the silver screen," event spokesman Levi Russell tells Inside the Beltway, and advises readers to consult www.troopathon.org for information.

     

    Andrew Breitbart and Melanie Morgan at 2009 Troopathon

  • Solar Storms and Rahmbo - Could They Be Connected??

    Reveille Morning Headlines

    Napolitano says she needs to monitor more "homegrown" terrorists...

     

    Will there be war in the Middle East soon? Israel in a war of attrition at sea and on 3 other fronts?  A round up of commentaries and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's saber rattlings over the weekend.

     

    In Oakland California Sunday, big labor union groups staged a huge protest on the docks with radical Islamic pro-Gaza groups to prevent an Israeli ship from unloading...so big labor and the Islamists are hearting each other now?  Two videos in this post.  hat tip Zombie.

     

    Global warming ain't playin' in Omaha...parents, led by Congressman Lee Terry's wife, are getting a global warming book and video removed from the curriculum...and oh...the book is written by Gore's eco-squeeze, Laurie David... bleahhhhhhhhh.  Take on your school district on this issue while it's summertime.  Good project for parents and kids!


    Shape of things to come: The European Union has approved new cap and trade regulations which will require all new homes to be "passive homes" starting in 2020.  What is a passive home you ask???  An ugly eco-box with no furnace. It is"warmed" by your appliances and your body heat.  No, I am not kidding.  There is a "Cap and Trade Bedtime story" video in here, editors.  Daddy, why's it so coooolllldddd?

     

    The next oil spill worries: Toxic gases in the ocean and in the air and the impact on weather this year.  Methane gases are removing the oxygen from the gulf waters, according to report this weekend.

     

    NASA is predicting a huge "solar flare" storm to hit earth in 2013. 

     

    Pro-life taxpayers are funding Planned Parenthood abortions. Nearly a billion dollars to PP in 8 years.

     

    Rahmbo taking his final bow from the White House?  Will the evil-Divo return to ballet?  Dibs on the loge seats.

  • 24/7 Newscycle

    Quietly in March, the State Dept. put Mexico on its "travel warning" list, along with such countries as Iran, Yemen and Afghanistan. 

    Travel agents, liberal media and the Obama administration aren't so interested in telling you how many Americans and others are getting murdered in Mexico. Doesn't fit the "shamnesty, blame America" agenda.  Very graphic picture and content. Stay the hell out of Mexico.

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/state-dept-warning-americans-should-not-go-to-mexico/

     

    Update on the Obama Internet Power grab....keep focused on this. It could change everything for all of us.

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/obamas-fcc-and-homeland-security-want-to-control-internet/ <http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/obamas-fcc-and-homeland-security-want-to-control-internet/>

     

    New video shows flotilla terrorists being rallied to throw IDF soldiers off the Mavi Marmara....and they did.

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/new-video-shows-flotilla-terrorists-being-told-to-throw-idf-solidiers-overboard/

     

    Argument against the "Ground Zero" mosque. New,concise video cites to Koran to show how the "two faces" of Muslims are at work right now. 

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/argument-against-the-ground-zero-mosque/

     

    Carly Fiorina's getting pushback from Silicon Valley execs. Told ya, NRSC......sigh.

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/carlys-trouble-in-silicon-valley/

     

    A Call to "Peaceful" Arms by Dell Hill....a way to mobilize for November.

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/a-call-to-peaceful-arms/

     

    Obama's DOJ attacks Arizona...while the states handle illegal aliens themselves.

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/obamas-doj-attacks-arizona-states-handle-illegal-aliens-themselves/

     

    Dale Peterson, the Alabama Ag Commish candidate, has a new election video....lol....you won't see this in Commie-fornia.

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/alabama-marine-wants-your-vote/

     

    Angelina's Not Black Enough to be Cleopatra, (Who Wasn't Black) I'm having issues with Essence...

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/angelina-not-black-enough-to-be-cleopatra-who-wasnt-black/

  • Obama, Too Cool for School

    Obama Speaks At Lower Grade Level Than Bush, CNN Says He's 'Too Professorial'

    You know why President Obama's Gulf Coast oil spill address from the Oval Office failed so miserably on Tuesday?

    It went over too many heads.

    At least that's what the folks at CNN.com believe.

    Maybe that's why the so-called geniuses at MSNBC didn't like it - it went over Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews, and Howard Fineman's heads!

    Even more absurd in this piece by the CNN Wire Staff is that it completely ignored how Obama's speech patterns when he addresses the nation are at a lower grade level than those of George W. Bush.

    Continue reading

  • "Eat Your Own Children Syndrome"

    This thing known as 'eating your own children syndrome' is alive and biting the Democrat party into bits and pieces. And it is amusing to watch.

    My friend Lanny Davis (yes, I do have exactly TWO liberal friends, but my Mom doesn't really count) has a piece worth reading today on this subject from Purple Nation.

    President Obama’s Opportunity for a “Sister Souljah Moment”

    By Lanny J. Davis

     

     

    Two events last week involving elements of the Democratic Party who call themselves the “true progressives” show a danger they represent to the progressive change they say they want to effect. Together they offer President Barack Obama an opportunity for a “Sister Souljah moment” — perhaps to save the Democratic Party majority in both houses of Congress, as well as his progressive agenda in the last two years of his administration.

     

    First was the success of Sen. Blanche Lincoln in June 8’s Arkansas Democratic primary, despite a campaign organized by these self-described progressives, along with certain labor unions. Lincoln won the primary, despite the confident predictions of these liberal-left groups at the “netroots.” Labor unions spent nearly $10 million trying to defeat Lincoln, primarily, they said, because she opposed the “card-check” method of organizing a union. Yet labor supported her opponent, Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, who also opposed card-check. Go figure.

     

  • Flag Hater M. Benjamin Pied!

    The sound you are hearing is the snort coming from my highly amused face after learning that CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin got a taste of her own medicine recently.

    Miss Peace (a mousy looking rabble rouser who adores dictactors, leftists and thugs, as well as encouraging violent activities in the name of global loving) got a pie in her face - exactly the kind of stunt she has pulled on patriots and dignataries on numerous occasions.

    HA!

    I really don't like Medea Benjamin, not that anyone could tell since I hide my feelings so well.

  • Classy Guy

    Candidate for U.S. Senate California

    Chuck DeVore, the conservative California candidate for U.S. Senate who was unsuccessful in his bid in last week’s primary, sends this note today to his supporters.   He is telling California to get behind Carly Fiorina, the nominee, and retire incumbent Senator Barbara Boxer.

    The Campaign to Beat Barbara Boxer, Then and Now

    Jun 14 2010

    By Chuck DeVore

    In November 2008, a little more than a week after President Obama’s historic election, we launched our campaign to defeat Barbara Boxer. With neither personal wealth nor celebrity, we knew the odds would be long – but what we lacked in resources, we made up for in principle, energy, and creativity.

    We worked hard for 18 months, eventually logging more than 360 events, meeting more than 70,000 people, and driving and flying 100,000 miles with a basic message that there’s nothing wrong with America that adhering to Constitutional principles couldn’t repair. The voters responded with more than 25,000 donations totaling almost $2.8 million – more than the top four Republicans combined raised for the U.S. Senate primary back in 2004.

    The effort paid off in two ways: one practical and measurable (name identification); the other philosophical and potentially perishable (issues).

    California most accurate poll, the Field Poll, measured our progress in the most basic of campaign metrics: name identification. In October 2009 I had 18% name ID among likely Republican primary voters, with 7% having a positive opinion and 11% having a negative opinion of me. Just days before the election, in a state of 37 million people, I had 49% name ID with 41% expressing a positive opinion and only 8% negative. This is a remarkable achievement and it is largely due to the hard work and dedication of our many thousands of volunteers.

    Most significantly, our campaign drove the issues in the 2010 Republican primary. We tapped the principles, energy, and enthusiasm of the still-growing Tea Party movement and moved the debate to conservative issues such as limited government, out of control spending, illegal immigration and Second Amendment rights.

    Make no mistake: to her credit, Carly Fiorina won the primary by effectively co-opting our issues. In this, you should all be proud. What it means is this: far from conservative ideals losing the Republican primary, they resoundingly won, with 75.8% of Republican primary voters voting for declared conservatives.

    And, if early indications are correct, again, to her credit, Carly Fiorina shows no sign of “running to the middle” for the general election. Instead, while on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, Fiorina held to conservative principles regarding the right to life, the Second Amendment, and limited government, citing California’s 12.6% unemployment rate while, “the federal government is growing its employees at 14.5% a year.”

    This is where you can help. We need to beat Boxer and we need to do it with conservative issues. In that regard, the more of you who help my former opponent, the more likely it is that her team will see the vigor and numbers among conservatives that they need to win in November.

  • Morning Headlines

      The 16 year old boater, lost at sea...has been found...alive

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/mornin/

     

    Your (Energy) Freedom Just Died

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/your-energy-freedom-just-died-today/

     

    From Hair to Eternity:Fiorina Flubs Campaign Rule #101 and Becomes YouTube Viral "Beaatch"

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/from-hair-to-eternity-fiorina-flubs-campaign-rule-101/

     

    We continue to mine "surprises" in Obamacare and now there is a "California Schemin'" provision to go along with the Cornhusker Kickback and Louisiana Purchase

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/health-care-bill-wheelin-and-dealin-includes-california-schemin/

     

    Border War Boiling Over
    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/border-war-boiling-over/


    BP Oil Spill is 8 X Larger than First thought/ Economic impact adding up

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/bp-oil-spill-8x-larger-than-first-thought-huge-impact-on-economy/


    The man who attacked the NC Tea party protest is a union goon/black leftist

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/north-carolina-tea-party-protest-attacked-by-leftist-who-is-he/

     

    Did Obama Whoomp in a hip hop video back in the day?
    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/did-obama-whoomp-in-a-hip-hop-video/

     

    Romney, Guiliani and Bachmann dish harsh criticism of Obama leadership

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/romney-guiliani-bachmann-concerned-about-obamas-leadershp/

     

    Cavuto: Interview with Liberal Congressman is like "Talking to a rock"

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/cavuto-interview-with-liberal-congressman-talking-to-a-rock/

  • Watch Out Texas! California is Moving to Your State

    A lot of my friends were talking about our future plans post-election 2010 and the consensus seems to be - move to Texas! Many things commend the Lone Star state. Lots of Republicans for one thing, reasonable cost of living and no state income tax.

    On the down side, it seems like it is gonna be pretty crowded by the time all of California finishes packing up the U-Haul's.

    (If you are looking for a great website to check out Texas real estate click over to www.trulia.com)

     

    Reveille Morning Headlines: California Primary 2010: The "Sheeple" Awards--my analysis and commentary on the state of California politics.  Short version: I am moving to Texas.

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/california-primary-2010-the-sheeple-awards/

    Stupid Things Carly Says: Chapt 1....not even 24 hours into her race, she opens piehole, inserts foot

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/stupid-things-carly-says-chapter-1/

     

    Hugo Chavez' War Against the Jews

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/hugo-chavezs-war-against-the-jews/

     

    Obama Looking for A** to Kick

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/obama-looking-for-ass-to-kick/

     

    N. Carolina tea party protest attacked by leftist thug: Who is this?

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/north-carolina-tea-party-protest-attacked-by-leftist-who-is-he/

     

    More of what the Gaza "Pals" don't want you to know or see

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/more-of-what-the-gaza-pals-dont-want-you-to-know-or-see/

     

    CA-CD-11 Will Harmer Win One for the Gipper in the SF Bay Area Congressional Districts?

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/david-harmer-for-congress-ca-cd-11-5-star-tea-party-rating/

     

    Religion of "Peace" Update--7 year old boy killed by Taliban for spying

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/religion-of-peace-update/

    iM No Fan of iPad and iThink uKnow Why
    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/ipad-insecurity-issues/

     

    Sarah Palin "Racks" Up Another Media Kerfuffle--Howard Stern Confirms New Boobage

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/sarah-palin-racks-up-the-controversy/

     

  • Mother's Milk

    Boy, doesn't it always come down to money in politics? Yes. Almost always. I'm just back from the OC after the loss last night of Chuck DeVore, who worked his heart out for the US Senate GOP nomination, with his lovely wife Diane and two daughters by his side.

    As graceful a concession speech you'll never hear. I met some incredibly smart and talented individuals who will be back in the game again - people like Communications Director Josh Trevino (our brainiac) Just Hart, New Media Director (awesome skills) Matthew Waldrip (phone bank Czar) Brady Newby (direct mail genius) and Leisa Brug Klein (campaign manager.)

    In the end, as I mentioned before, it always come down to money.

    Here is the analysis from Chuck himself on the race results:

    When all was said and done, the candidates raised the following (very close estimate based on pre-primary reports plus estimated funds raised):

     

    Carly Fiorina: $4.3 million

    Tom Campbell: $3.2 million

    Chuck DeVore: $2.7 million

     

    As a percentage, this equals:

     

    Carly Fiorina: 42%

    Tom Campbell: $31%

    Chuck DeVore: $26%

     

    Add in the $6 million that Fiorina loaned herself and the picture changes: 

     

    Carly Fiorina: $10.3 million

    Tom Campbell: $3.2 million

    Chuck DeVore: $2.7 million

     

    As a percentage, this equals:

     

    Carly Fiorina: 64%

    Tom Campbell: 20%

    Chuck DeVore: 17%

     

    Add in the IEs that went for and against Campbell or for Fiorina (calculating the ones that went after Campbell as money for Fiorina and me):

     

    Carly Fiorina: $11.6 million

    Tom Campbell: $3.7 million

    Chuck DeVore: $3.7 million

     

    As a percentage, this equals:

     

    Carly Fiorina: 61%

    Tom Campbell: 19%

    Chuck DeVore: 19%

     

    The near-final result of the race (I expect my percentage to rise slightly as the late ballots come in):

     

    Carly Fiorina: 56.4%

    Tom Campbell: 21.9%

    Chuck DeVore: 19.0%

     

    Other than Carly Fiorina under performing the money that was spent and Tom Campbell slightly over performing (due to the heavy name ID advantage he started with), one can see that in this case, money was determinative. Especially so, as the California print and electronic media wrote very little about this campaign compared to what would have been the case 20 years ago.

     

    The governor's race with:

     

    Meg Whitman: 64.2%

    Steve Poizner: 27.0%

     

    Almost precisely reflected the ratios of the money spent.

     

    Lastly, it looks like the turnout across the state was uniformly dismal.  OC was reporting only 19% so far. As an example, the four-way race to replace me has the winner, Don Wagner, with 32.3% or 10,432 votes (this should increase as late absentees are counted).  In 2004, I received 46.4% in a six-way primary race for 25,248 votes.

     

  • A Shining Moment

    Hey folks, I'm in Los Angeles for the final push of the Devore for US Senate campaign and there was a pro-Israel rally that we attended. Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachman was there, actor Jon Voight, and many religious and secular leaders who believe as Chuck does that the flotilla of so-called "peace activists" were liars and frauds who should be arrested instead of celebrated.

    Chuck gave a speech that everyone should see. It. was. Stunning.

    Chuck DeVore at the Israel Solidarity Rally in LA! from Joshua S Trevino on Vimeo.

  • Leaving for the OC, Going to See Chuck D.

    It's almost time to make history! I'm leaving the imperfect beauty of Northern California to join up with Team Chuck (DeVore) in SoCal for the final push in the nail-biter U.S. Senate race here in the Golden State.

    I'll keep you updated as events proceed.

    But I'll leave you with this email from Richard Geno, a true patriot and conservative who lives in the San Jose area...because it applies to all of us statewide.

    "....Elections provide us an imperfect world. Too often we must vote for the least of two evils. This was clearly the case when Arnold Schwarzenegger ran for re-election in 2006. Also, something that occurs very often is the that the Republican Party chooses a so-called "moderate" to run against a doctrinaire leftist Democrat, and unfortunately it is like watching an unarmed man in the ring with a Bengal tiger. That is what we witnessed in the presidential election of 2008.

    This year we have a chance to support a real conservative who will not refer to Barbara Boxer as "my good friend." He might refer to her as "Maam" once or twice. There are 1-1/2 times as many conservatives in California as there are liberals. The independents and decline-to-states are leaning towards the Republican Party this year. We cannot afford to nominate a Democrat Lite candidate or a total unknown when we have a proven conservative running for the United States Senate in California, and his name is

       Chuck DeVore

    As conservatives, won't it be nice to have someone who will not only defend himself, but he will also attack the record of the far left Barbara Boxer? The phrase "fiscal conservative" seems to be the "in" political phrase this year. Even Democrats running this Fall will be calling themselves fiscal conservatives. I wouldn't be surprised if Barbara Boxer has a rationale to call herself one. Don't you believe the "fiscal conservative" line. I am sure that Olympia Snowe and Arlen Specter think they are "fiscal conservatives."

    Chuck DeVore is a truly dependable conservative. I have watched him debate, and he is the only candidate that will go toe-to-toe with Barabara Boxer in the Fall."

              Vote for Chuck DeVore for the United States Senate!

    Richard Geno (sent as an individual, not as the president of The Conservative Forum, which does not endorse candidates for public office)

     

  • Helen Thomas: Jews Go Back to Germany, Poland

    Breitbart.tv has the shocking video (via RabbiLive) of Helen Thomas, doyenne of the White House press corps, telling the Jews to "get the hell out of Palestine."

    Watch here.

    Unbelievable. This wicked witch of the East (coast) pretends to be "unbiased".

    If Barack Obama is truly a leader of all Americans, he needs to oust the old crow from her hallowed nest.

    But with old friends like Bill Ayers, an unrepentent terrorist, and his bat-crazy wife Bernadette Dorhn, we'll be waiting a very long time for him to do the right thing. Like NEVER.

    http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/ayers-dohrn-helped-organize-flotilla-group-95435639.html

     

  • Wake Up! We Need to Save the World Today

    But first, the dirt:  Be sure to read the "Gore-y" details of the"other woman" in the Gore divorce

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/mornin/

     

    The Flotilla Choir sings "We Con the World"...this is a viral sensation. Congratulations to Caroline Glick and the brave Israelis for showing humor in such a dire situation.

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/flotilla-choir-sings-we-con-the-world/

     

    More on the "po' Palestinian pity party"..... a video the Gaza groupies REALLY don't want you to se..

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/what-gaza-palestinians-dont-want-you-to-see/

     

     

    Five days to go till the California primary:

    I have reviewed the last voter registration information report before the primary and have found there is now the highest "decline to state" registration in history. There is also high "undecided"  with only 5 days to go.  Bottom line: there are so many new types of voters who aren't being polled...that the polls may not mean anything.  Game on.

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/field-poll-govs-racedecl-to-state-voters-hold-key-to-primary/

     

    Carly Fiorina is AWOL on gun rights  Because the legislature is attacking the 2nd amendment in California right now, there is focus on who will vote to defend gun rights. 

     

    What Can You Do for Chuck DeVore?  Phone bank from home and other links.

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/what-can-you-do-for-chuck-devore/

     

    Update on the oil spill: Why did Goldman Sachs Sell $250 million of BP stock just before the spill?  Nothing to see here...move along.

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/why-did-goldman-sachs-sell-250m-of-bp-stock-before-spill/

     

     

    Sen. Babs Boxer has another Democrat running against her in the primary.  He is self-branding as the No-Frills Anti-candidate and his new video is a hoot.

    Mickey Kaus probably won't win, but anything that gives Boxer a bad hair day is a good thing, of course.

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/boxers-dem-rival-the-no-frills-anti-candidate/

     

    National Debt Clock Watch: Dell Hill calculates the interest on the national debt per person

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/national-debt-clock-new-feature-to-front-page/

     

     

    A new investigation of a poultry plant...this one in Santa Cruz, California. Very graphic.

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/conscience-and-food/

     

     

    Ben Shapiro to the American Jewish Community: Get Your Head Out of Your Posterior!

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/shapiro-to-american-jews-get-your-head-out-of-your-posterior/

     

    The Clinton Legacy: Baby Bubba, was there hubba-bubba?

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/the-clinton-legacy/

  • Hot Stuff!

    Reveille Morning Headlines: Don't miss: Sweetness and Light has the story on the Berkeley 501c3 which funded the flotilla...they may have broken federal law by engaging in criminal activity during their "peaceful" humanitarian voyage.  Kumbaya-not.

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/mornin/

     

    Supreme Court nominee has mega-bucks ties to the Saudis and....Osama bin Laden.  Game-changer?  Only if the GOP senators grow some.

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/elena-kagans-ties-to-the-saudis-osama-bin-laden/

    New Videos: Netanyahu defends his right to defend, video of the peaceful humanitarians strapping on bullet proof vests, night vision and weapons as they get ready to "greet" the IDF soldiers. ties to Turkish terror group....and oh, Israel sends 25 truckloads of the boats cargo to Gaza...Hamas refuses to accept it.
    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/13329

     

    Jews worldwide are being threatened and beaten due to Flotilla-gate: WHERE is the outrage?   Denmark says Jews are "hunted game" right now. Video of one, lone Jewish guy with a flag who went to the downtown Palestinian protest.  Thanks LAPD.

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/jews-threatened-attacked-world-wide-where-is-the-outrage/

     

    Carly Fiorina, the Black Panther and the Progressive Left--how does Sarah Palin get off calling her a conservative?   Did Sarah not do her homework?  Was it all about the money, Sarah?  Say it ain't so!   yah right.  crickets chirping.

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/carly-fiorina-the-black-panther-and-the-progressive-left/

     

    Got Ovaries?  Vote for DeVore-- Melanie Morgan says we don't like no stinkin' Carly gender card

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/got-ovaries-vote-for-devore/

     

    The Tipper Gore CYA Strategy--it's all about the money

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/the-tipper-gore-cya-strategy/

  • Got Ovaries? Vote for DeVore

    Let’s chat about the race for the U.S. Senate Republican primary, shall we? Let’s talk sex and conservatives. As a woman, I am told I should fall in line and vote for Carly Fiorina. We girls should stick together, right?

    Ms. Fiorina herself said that women should vote for her because she’s not a “white man” like her conservative opponent, Chuck DeVore.

    "With all due respect and deep affection for white men, I am married to one," Fiorina said at a breakfast at Americans for Tax Reform, according toThe Hill. "But [Barbara Boxer] knows how to beat them in California; she has done it over and over and over again."

    When I saw that quote, even my ovaries told me to run the other way. Any candidate who thinks she or he is more qualified because of their sex is a candidate we should ignore.

    For the first time in my life, I went to work for a candidate. California and the country have a lot to lose in the upcoming election, and I decided to support Chuck DeVore, a real conservative with common sense solutions for what ails our state and country. DeVore is a veteran, he has enough political experience to work effectively ( but not so much that it taints him, a la Boxer), and he has already shown that he stands for the principles on which our great country was founded.

    Did I mention he’s conservative?

    Allow me to mention a few other reasons women in particular should vote for DeVore (these reasons apply to men, too).

    ·       DeVore opposed Obamacare before Congress passed the dangerous legislation that gives government too much control over health care. Honestly, do we want the government butting into our most private decisions? Do we want state-mandated appointments (or lack of them) for pap smears, mammograms, or other health care women need? I think not. DeVore on healthcare: “America has excellent healthcare. We can improve it by applying free-market principles, not by following the failed big-government models of Europe, which will make all of us less secure in our liberties.”

    ·       As mothers or just responsible citizens, education is a big ticket item. DeVore doesn’t look to the federal government for answers. After all, the feds can’t even balance a budget. Why would we want them teaching our kids about basic math? Fiorina, on the other hand, wants to hand the school house keys over to the Federal Government. This from her master thesis: “Where I began as a proponent of “States’ Rights” in education, I have ended by believing that we will never meet our own expectations of public education unless the federal government is willing to play a consistent, long-term role . . .unless education truly becomes a matter of national policy.”

    ·       One of the most destructive things our current government has done is impose huge debt on our children and grandchildren. It is criminal. Carly Fiorina supported the billion-dollar bailouts of Wall Street – Chuck DeVore did NOT.

    I could go on, but you get the picture. DeVore consistently stands with the Founding Father’s principles and Fiorina goes wobbly on them. We know what happens when Republicans vote for the more moderate candidate: We elect folks like Calif. Gov. Arnold SchwarzenKennedy. When I launched the recall against Gov. Gray Davis on my radio show, I hoped for a conservative replacement. Look what “moderates” brought us, a failed state. We can’t afford another “moderate” mistake.

    Sorry Sister Carly. If I’m thinking with my brain instead of my ovaries, I vote for Chuck DeVore.

     

     

     

  • Why Didn't FBI Arrest James O'Keefe for Sex Trafficking?

    Jersey City pimp Allen E. Brown was recently sentenced to 18 years in federal prison for trafficking underaged prostitutes. Perhaps he would have gotten off had he simply claimed in court that he wasn’t dressed as a pimp when operating his prostitution ring.

    For the past nine months, Media Matters for America has obsessively defended ACORN’s video-verified role in helping James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles set up a brothel for pubsescent sex slaves on the basis that James was not dressed as a pimp and that Hannah was not dressed as a prostitute — as she was in my creative b-roll portion of the videos — when entering the offices.

    Despite the audio-recorded conversations in which Hannah was indisputably introduced as a prostitute requesting ACORN’s assistance in building a brothel, in which almost all ACORN workers approached offered their assistance — in Media Matters’ eyes, the wardrobe factor automatically rendered the damning investigation a “practical joke” and a “hoax.”

    But while they laughed at the apparently trivial reality of a taxpayer-funded organization enabling underaged sex slavery, when O’Keefe set up in New Orleans what was actually intended as a practical joke to be taped and put up on YouTube as a minor radar-blip project to punctuate his more serious investigations — the left was not laughing.

    After Senator Mary Landrieu’s constituents raised suspicion that the senator was deliberately ignoring their calls in the midst of her sketch Louisiana Purchase as her office claimed the phone systems were “jammed,” James and three colleagues sought to verify the alleged condition of the phones via the staffers’ reactions to their friendly offer of assistance.

    James is not the first to employ comedic patronizing of powerful individuals for political satire. Upon learning that most Republican legislators who passed the Patriot Act hadn’t read the legislation, Michael Moore decided to give them a friendly hand by driving around the Capitol with a megaphone reading the bill to them.

    But don’t hold it past powerful liberals who squirm, kick and scream like second-graders on a playground when they find themselves the possible targets of a completely harmless, light-humored, well-intentioned prank.

    When Clinton administration staffers illegally and egregiously trashed, vandalized, burglarized and destroyed White House property in the days leading up to the Bush administration’s move-in, President Bush sportingly refused any investigation or charges, dismissing them as “a prank or two…a cartoon on the wall, but that’s okay.”

    When evil trolls egged Sarah Palin at her recent Boston Tea Party appearance and got caught, the stoic, cheerful, good-hearted Tea Party Express leader Sal Russo figured them for some naive kids who were probably at least smart enough to learn their lesson this time, asked the police to let them go and refused to press any charges.

  • Reveille!

    Many thanks to my girlfriend Jane Jamison, wh has been doing an excellent job searching the headlines for the news behind the news while I am engaged in saving the Golden State right now.

    Read away, folks.

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/outing-mark-kirk-gop-senate-candidate-broke-the-rules/

    Reveille: Morning Headlines: California Ban on open carry passes assembly, Fiorina and the Black Panther

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/mornin/

     

    Israeli explanations of blockade, int'l rules, and supplies to Gaza

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/update-israeli-ambassador-explains-blockade-and-gaza-supplies/

     

    Canada National Health Care Is a Budget Buster...and we want this, because?

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/canada-national-health-care-is-a-budget-buster/

     

    Carly Fiorina Golden Oldies video

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/carly-fior/

     

    Making the Right Choice for Our Senate Primary (featuring every link known to man)

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/making-the-right-choice-for-our-senate-primary/

     

    Poizner gets 72% in California Tea Party Poll...are undecideds making a last hour run for him?

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/poizner-gets-72-in-california-tea-party-poll/

     

    Update on spill, live cam has equpt at work...and a new BP commercial is a hoot

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/live-spill-cam-from-wkrg/

     

    ABC News...Bush Bash and Lies...

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/abc-news-caught-in-bald-faced-liemore-bush-bashing/

     

    FYI  Here's how I voted

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/my-california-ballot/

     

    The New GM 2011 car

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/new-gm-2011-car/

     

    Pause for a refreshing awwwwwwwwwwww from Coca Cola...

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/06/a-coke-and-a-smile/

     

  • EXCLUSIVE: Cheney Fears Withdrawal From Iraq Will "Waste" U.S. Sacrifice

    After arriving back in D.C. from a long, but deeply gratifying week in California, it was time to get back to work.

    Monday morning I interviewed former Vice-President Dick Cheney, alongwith my co-host John McCaslin.

    I asked Mr. Cheney whether the Obama administration is withdrawing from the battlefield too soon, or whether the Iraqis are ready to assume the leadership in providing safety and security for their country.

    Cheney expressed deep concern and the Washington times reports.

    UPDATED EXCLUSIVE:

    "...Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Monday said he is concerned about U.S. forces withdrawing from Iraqi cities within 24 hours.

    Mr. Cheney told The Washington Times' "America's Morning News" radio show that he is a strong believer in Gen. Ray Odierno, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, and that the general is doing what needs to be done.

    "But what he says concerns me: That there is still a continuing problem. One might speculate that insurgents are waiting as soon as they get an opportunity to launch more attacks."

    More than 250 people have died in Iraq during the past week in attacks and bombings, which appear designed to shake the government's confidence and reignite sectarian fighting.

    Much of the violence is in northeastern Baghdad, where hostile acts have occurred about once every other day. "

    Later, CNN's liberal commentator Paul Begala attacked the Vice-President for appearing on America's Morning News, my new syndicated radio program heard across the United States.

    Outrageously, Begala suggested that Cheney demeaned himself by answering our questions, and then accused him of practically murdering 4,000 American servicemen and women who died fighting the war in Iraq.

    It appears that the liberal elite media is getting nervous that America's Morning News is making, breaking and driving the news cycle- just as we promised when we debuted over a week ago.

  • A Note From Ron Winter, Blogger and War Veteran

    Connecticut Bloggers Put Their Stamp on "Troopathon!' Jim Vicevich, WTIC 1080, Movers and Shakers!

    Saturday, June 27, 2009

    When it was all said and done, just over $600,000 was raised in Move America Forward's second annual Troopathon. That amount is sufficient to send tens of thousands of packages to American troops serving overseas.

    One-sixth of the total came from one donation - Rush Limbaugh - who truly puts his money where his mouth is.

    Right behind Limbaugh's incredibly generous donation was a contribution of more than $53,370 raised by the Blogger competition. The winner of the competition was a 12-member coalition of nationally known blogs called The Hot Air Steamers captained by Ed Morrisey of the Hot Airblog, which raised $24,704.36.

    Right behind them, was the Greyhawks, a 5-member team of Connecticut bloggers, captained by yours truly, which raised $17,146.06! The Greyhawks included Jim Bancroft's Rescue Attempt; Judy Aron's Consent of the Governed; James Brislin's Carpet City Chronicle; Jim Vicevich's Radio Vice Online; and my Winter's Soldier Story. Not bad for five kids from Connecticut who came together on very short notice to work together in a common cause.

    This might have been a competition, but what we really were competing for was an opportunity to help our troops overseas. As I pointed out in a previous column, the way the media is not covering events in Iraq and Afghanistan you would think all our troops had come home long ago.

    We have won in Iraq, a point that some national commentators on the Troopathon were afraid to address head on. However, I am one of those people, who having fought far more times in my life than I would have preferred, knows when a fight has been won. I don't need an official proclamation from someone in an office armchair back in the states to tell me what should be obvious to any casual observer.

    We have achieved victory in Iraq even if some are afraid to say so, and even if the media refuses to acknowledge this phenomenal achievement by our troops. But many troops are still there and it will be some time yet before the bulk of them are reassigned.

    And unfortunately, we must now go back and reapply a military solution to Afghanistan. Can you remember just a year or so ago when so many know-it-all national commentators were saying there was no military solution in Iraq?

    Yes there was. It is called security.

    Security is necessary to allow room for growth and development on social and governmental issues. We thought we had it in Afghanistan, and we probably did, but we turned administration of the Afghanistan front over to an international coalition for maintenance.

    Now we have 7,000 more Marines and tens of thousands of soldiers, sailors and airmen going back to reestablish order there. Pretty much tells you about the value of a One World Order doesn't it?

    Although I was the team captain for the Greyhawks, we really have to thank conservative talk radio show host Jim Vicevich, who broadcasts on WTIC-1080 AM weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon, for being the prime fund-raiser for our team. When I asked Jim to join the competition he came out full bore, and gave overwhelming energy and passion to the effort.

    Jim was even interviewing retired Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North Wednesday about North's new book, and before it was over they were talking about the Troopathon! Great interview techniques there.

    On Thursday Jim interviewed Move America Forward staffer Deborah Lee, the mother of the first Navy SEAL killed in Iraq, and it was a heartfelt, emotional interview that put a very human face on the concept of sending "care" packages to our troops.

    For our efforts Move America Forward has offered that all the Greyhawk bloggers will receive: Recognition on Troopathon.org and MoveAmericaForward.org websites; Blogs will be featured in Move America Forward post-Troopathon blogging and e-mails; Blogs will be featured in an insert in all of the packages that are shipped to the troops; Visual acknowledgment in closing credits.

    I am sure my team members are appreciative of having their efforts acknowledged on the national scene. But remember, this wasn't about us, this was about the troops.

    Even when they aren't being shot at, they are living in often brutal conditions, thousands of miles away from home and family. I can tell you from personal experience in Vietnam that getting a package from home that shows you are not forgotten is a major event in the lives of those who are fighting for us.

    So thank you to all my teammates, thank you especially to Jim Vicevich and WTIC 1080 AM for giving us so much exposure, and most of all thank you to every one who took the time to contribute to such a worthwhile cause.
  • 603,049 Reasons to Be Grateful

     

    TROOPATHON 2009 

     

    "Thank you from the bottom of my heart" - Melanie Morgan

     

     

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    We made an astounding $603,029 dollars on our tote board at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library last night in Simi Valley, California during or 2nd annual webathon to raise money for care packages to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    I am proud to report that my friend Rush Limbaugh once again wrote a personal check for $100,000, Mark Levin and other celebrites dug deep as well with contributions. Small donors, though, made up the largest portion of the broadcast on the Internet, and I am personally grateful to each and every one you who contributed to this undertaking to show our miltiary men and women that we have their back here at home.

    Remember - if you missed the show - you can see it re-broadcast on uStream.tv and it is not too late to contribute. Do it now, and we might get that total up to $1,000,000 and force my co-host Andrew Breitbart to cut off his long locks yet! His son Samson too!

    Move America Forward and its entire staff of Catherine Moy, Sal Russo, Danny Gonzalez, Ryan Gill, Erica Anderson, our photographer Mandi, producers Shawn Callahan and Levi Russell, Ben Mathis from Universal Television and others who helped us with this Internet broadcast thank- you so very much.

    God Bless you and God Bless our troops!

  • It's Showtime!

    At 1:00 pacific, 4:00 eastern time, the All Star Celebrity pro-troops high-tech web broadcast begins here in Simi Valley California at the Ronald Reagan Presidential library.

    People from Hollywood, pundits and politicans are all joining together in person, via Skype, on the phone or by proclamation to raise money to send the single largest care package delivery to American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan - ever.

    Join me on Fox and Friends at 5:30 this morning here in the West as I show you the actual package that is going to be shipped overseas.

    Move America Forward is proud to honor the men and women who sacrifice each day - some even making the ultimate sacrifice - and it is the least that we can do to acknowledge our troops and show them that we have their backs here at home.

    Join folks like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Jon Voight, Gary Sinese, Carrie Prejean, John Ratzenberger, Jon Ondransik from Five for Fighting, Connie Stevens and dozens more, including my co-host Andrew Breitbart from Big Hollywood.com as well as Michelle Malkin and the bloggers, too.

    And don't forget - you don't have to wait until 1:00 pacific time to log on to www.troopathon.org to make a donation - do it right now!

    See you on Radio, TV and the web today - I am psyched! Send that care package and Honor Their Service!

  • Web-Based Fundraiser Scheduled for Overseas Troops

    See that Ustream.tv box on the right? It has a pre-recorded news conference from Washington, D.C. that is a place-holder for the real stream coming up this Thursday when it springs to life with our live broadcast from the Ronald Reagan Library in Southern California.

    I am co-hosting this broadcast with my good friend Andrew Breitbart from Big Hollywood, and Mark Williams will also be handling the emcee duties. Our guests include Gary Sinese from CSI: New York, Kelsey Grammer, Elizabeth Hesselbeck and dozens of other stars plus both President Bush's will be involved. Each day the guest list has changed and expanded.

    TheVentura County newspaper has details. Spread it around!

    Move America Forward will host a fundraising event for the troops Thursday at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley.

    The Troopathon, called “Honor Their Service,” is a Web-based event to raise money to create and send care packages to military personnel deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq. The packages will contain beef jerky, cookies, coffee and other items.

    “We send the care packages to soldiers, airmen, Marines, National Guard, Air Force, sailors — anyone we can find,” said Danny Gonzalez, communications director for the group. “We will get requests from soldiers who go on our Web site and who send us an e-mail with their information or through other Web sites that we work with.

    “Our troops need to know what a great job they are doing in both Iraq and Afghanistan,” Gonzalez said.

    Some care packages will also be sent to troops stationed at Guantanamo Bay.

    Move America Forward is a grass-roots organization committed to supporting the men and women in our military.

    The eight-hour event Thursday will be webcasted on Ustream.tv. Participants will work phone banks to take donations, which also can be made online.

    Throughout the event, singers and comedians will perform, Gonzalez said, although who will be participating was not yet available. Actor Jon Voight is scheduled to appear at the library and speak during the show, he said.

    Conservative politicians and pundits are scheduled to participate by either phone or Web cam. Former Vice President Dick Cheney and Gen. David Petraeus have also written letters that will be read during the webcast.

    The group hopes to beat the total raised last year — $1.5 million — and send more than 12,000 packages.

    The event is open to the public. Those attending will have to pay the library’s entrance fee.

    “We really want to help out our troops who are fighting the war on terror,” said Gonzalez.

     

     

     

  • Breaking News

    I was walking back to my hotel from dinner this evening when a super-sized ambulance bus from Fairfax County went screaming by.

    Interest piqued (since I am staying in the District of Columbia) I was horrified to discover on the Washington Times website there is a major calamity.

    WASHINGTON — At least two people were killed when a Metro train derailed and collided with another train during rush hour between the Takoma and Fort Totten stations near the Maryland and District of Columbia border.

    Several people were injured and firefighters were still trying to remove others from the wreckage an hour and a half after the 5 p.m. collision. One train appeared to be resting on top of the second, suggesting a head on collision.

    D.C. fire spokesman Alan Etter says at least one person was killed and that this is developing into a "mass casualty event." He says crews are cutting apart the trains to get people out. He says there are severe injuries, but no indication how many.

    "We believe there are preliminary reports of injuries on board, but we don't know to what extent," Metro spokeswoman Cherry-Ann Santos said.

    Officials reported several injuries and D.C. fire officials characterized the incident as a mass-casualty scene. Fire officials were attempting to cut trains apart.

    Fire officials said they did not know how many people were aboard the train or how many were injured.

    Metro officials advised people to avoid the Red Line on Monday afternoon and evening. Trains were operating between Glenmont and Brookland and between Shady Grove and Brookland stations and from Glenmont to Takoma Metrorail stations for the remainder of the day.

    Spokeswoman Taryn McNeil says the collision happened about 5 p.m. between the Fort Totten and Takoma Park stations on Metro's red line.

    Monday's derailment comes more than two years after a subway train derailed near downtown Washington, sending 20 people to the hospital and prompting the rescue of 60 people from a tunnel.

  • If I want Your Opinion, I'll Give it to Youse

    It appears that Bill Keller and his editors at the New York Times only care about keeping secrets when a guy has a by-line next to his name, instead of a name-tag on his shoulder.

    Folks, my blood started boiling early this morning (and I do mean EARLY) when I read the New York Times article about the escape of one their journalists from captivity in Afghanistan.

    Why? Because the editor of the Times, Bill Keller, made the decision to keep the story under wraps for the safety of his man, his intrepeter and their driver.

    No, I am not upset because of that - per se.

    In fact, it was the responsible thing to do. What infuriates me is that just two years ago, Keller published the Top Secret FISA report that helped capture Al Quada suspects by tracking their money transactions, plus he published the SWIFT banking details, and the interrogation techniques by the U.S. Military, blatant breaches of national security that would make the Rosenbergs blush.

     As a result,  the terrorists can be trained to withstand those techniques and hold their deadly secrets that much longer.

    This, of course, has jeoparized the safety and security of our troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan and that's why I am so angry that sparks are flying off the top of my head.

    The New York Times is a disgrace, and it's editor should be ashamed of his poor judgement in the past, and I worry about the safety our troops in the future with this kind of irresponsibilty and media bias that exists now at the Gray Lady.

    ....in my humble opinion. 

  • Acorn Whistleblower Finds Defender in Congress

     Congressman Steve King (R) from Iowa is defending a woman who has been sued by ACORN, the left-wing voter registration group that is under federal indictment right now.

     On our radio program, we interviewed Congressman King, and Andrea Shay King (no relation) a talk radio host from Florida who helped break this story is blogging about it again today.

     "...During the third and final hour of this morning's America's Morning News radio program, co-hosts Melanie Morgan and John McCaslin interviewed Iowa Rep. Steve King about the growing ACORN scandal.

    Melanie asked King about the lawsuit being brought against Anita MonCrief.

    "... Sitting in a roomful of lawyers examining this, the only conclusion we could come up with was, to shut her up, an intimidation tactic of using the courts... It (ACORN) has all the appearances of a criminal enterprise."

    The interview with Rep. King begins at 17:38. They begin talking about Anita's case at 22:42.

    Link to listento the interview here.


    America's Morning News, a division of the Washington Times News, made its debut a week ago and airs live from the nation's Capitol weekday mornings from 6 to 9 a.m. ET. It is carried by several radio stations around the country.'

    ...and of course, you can read the entire story at Michelle Malkin's websitewhere she has reproduced some of Ms. MonCrief's blog about ACORN for which she has been sued.


  • Exclusive: Congresswoman Vows to Skip the Census

    ...and yet another story we broke last week making news as reported at www.washtimes.com

    Outspoken Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann says she's so worried that information from next year's national census will be abused that she will refuse to fill out anything more than the number of people in her household.

    In an interview Wednesday morning with The Washington Times "America's Morning News," Mrs. Bachmann, Minnesota Republican, said the questions have become "very intricate, very personal" and she also fears ACORN, the community organizing group that came under fire for its voter registration efforts last year, will be part of the Census Bureau's door-to-door information collection efforts.

    "I know for my family the only question we will be answering is how many people are in our home," she said. "We won't be answering any information beyond that, because the Constitution doesn't require any information beyond that."

    Shelly Lowe, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Census Bureau, said Mrs. Bachmann is "misreading" the law.

    She sent a portion of the U.S. legal code that says anyone over 18 years of age who refuses to answer "any of the questions" on the census can be fined up to $5,000.

    The Constitution requires a census be taken every 10 years. Questions range from number of persons in the household and racial information to employment status and whether anyone receives social services such as food stamps.

    Mrs. Bachmann said she's worried about the involvement of ACORN, the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now, in next year's census.

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    "They will be in charge of going door to door and collecting data from the American public," she said. "This is very concerning."

    ACORN has applied to help recruit workers to help conduct the census. Republican lawmakers and some public interest groups have expressed concern over their involvement.

    ACORN staffers have ben indicted in several states on charges of voter registration fraud stemming from the organization's efforts to register voters last year.

    Mrs. Bachmann, who is in her second term in the House, has become a lightning rod for criticism from Democrats and liberal talk show hosts for her unapologetic conservative views.

    She said she considers that "a badge of honor."

    "It's clear when a person speaks out against those policies they become a target, and that should be concerning to everyone," she said.

  • Making, Breaking and Driving the News Cycle

    ...boy, we drove that news cycle from one coast to another on our maiden voyage last week with "America's Morning News."

    I'm proud to report that our awesome News Producers AJ Rice and Matt Fox put together a stellar line-up with heavy-weights who were re-quoted all around talk radio, MSM, and the blogs.

    Like at HotAir.com, Mark Levin's radio show (my great pal) and the lovely Laura Ingraham:

    Audio: DeMint goes nuclear on Boxer for getting snotty with general

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    From today’s “America’s Morning News” with John McCaslin and Melanie Morgan, a stark reminder that the conservative base’s favorite senator has never let collegiality keep him from speaking his mind. Quoth a Politico profile in January:

    DeMint, up for reelection in 2010, is genial by nature and says he tried to work within the Capitol’s seniority system during his three terms in the House and his first two years in the Senate.

    But he has learned, he said, that lawmakers in both parties “only respond to pain.”

    “They don’t respond to good policy, persuasion, being nice. I’ve tried it all,” he said. “There’s nobody nicer than I am.”

    In a chamber where relationship building is seen as paramount to legislative successes, DeMint said that “club friendships [have become] more important than the party and where we’re going as a country.”

    No worries about any club friendships with Her Royal Highness after this, I’d imagine. Exit question: What does he mean when he says the military pays America’s civilian leadership a “courtesy” by showing deference to them?

  • Left-wing Bloggers Buzzing About Perino

    Appearing on the Washington Times’ America’s Morning News radio show today, former Bush press secretary Dana Perino jumped on the conservative bandwagon and criticized ABC News’ upcoming special “Questions for the President: Prescription for America.” Asked by right-wing host Melanie Morgan what the reaction would be if Fox News had similar access at the... read the rest of the story.

  • 'But Wait! There's More!

    Former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino said Monday that ABC's decision to broadcast the news from the White House could pose a problem for both the Obama administration and for ABC News.

    "The problem with it is a problem of perception, and perception is reality," Ms. Perino said on the Washington Times' America's Morning News radio show.

    ABC has announced plans to broadcast a special on health-care reform, a one-hour prime-time town-hall type discussion, and the evening news from the White House on Wednesday, June 24.

    "ABC news -- who didn't get an interview on the president's last trip to the Middle East -- was probably looking for something special and a way to pump up its ratings," Ms. Perino said.

    The network has refused to air paid ads from at least one organization opposing the White House health care plan, and also denied a request from the Republican National Committee to feature a representative from the party in the piece.

    Hear the audio clip and read the rest of the article on the Washington Times Website.

  • Day 3: Blogger Competition Update!

    The competition for a blog team to send the largest amount of care packages to our troops is beginning to heat up, and we’ve still got over a week to go!

    Ed Morrissey’s Hot Air Steamers team continues to hold first place with $4,844.48 for care packages and Robert Spencer’s Anti-Jihadists team is in second with $2,574.66.

    In the last 24 hours we’ve added many new blogs to the team rosters, proving that this competition will continue to shake-up!

    Tomorrow we’re going to award a special prize to the team that brings in the most contributions between 12:01 pm PST NOON 6/18/09 and 11:59 am PST NOON 6/19/09—that’s right, a DAILY PRIZE.The prize for tomorrow will be a $10 Starbucks card for every blog on the winning team (note: you can still join an existing blog team—but only those teams already listed on the roster at the time of this email will be eligible for tomorrow’s prize).

    Anybody can win—it’s an absolutely clean slate for the daily prize! And remember, in this competition we’re all winners—especially the troops!

    If you haven’t signed up already—get involved now! There is still plenty of time to start your own team or join an existing one. Check out the latest roster on the competition home page here.

    Also, we’ve added a special button option for smaller contributions, if you would like to give your readers that option please let me know and I can send you the code for that button.

    And remember to monitor the TroopAThon websitepage for the latest program updates. We just confirmed Ann Coulter!

    To participate in the competition please email me ateanderson@moveamericaforward.org. Again, please let me know if you have any questions or need any additional information. Thank you again!

  • George H.W. Bush Questions Iran Election...

    America's Morning News with Melanie Morgan and John McCaslin debuted this morning virtually error free.

    And we began our first broadcast with an exclusive interview with President George HW Bush. Here is the text from the Washington Times:

    The 41st president said Monday that the official results of Iran's election claiming a landslide victory for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad were "weird," but he cautioned against inflaming tensions with the Islamic Republic.

    "It sounded funny when the opponent claimed victory by 60 some percent then the next thing you know he's on his back, counted out," former president, George H.W. Bush said on the debut broadcast of the Washington Times America's Morning News. "There is something weird about it, something strange about it."

    Mr. Bush was first elected to the vice presidency in 1980, a year after the 1979 Iranian revolution, the last time this many Iranians were taking to the street to protest the regime then of U.S. ally, Shah Pahlavi.

    Mr. Bush, however, urged that the United States exercise prudence in reacting to the events unfolding in Iran. "They ought to get to the bottom of it," he said. "And without emotion go forward and see if there is something that can be done from outside without inflaming tensions, we don't want to inflame tensions with Iran." He added that President Obama should refrain from making any military threats.

    In the interview, Mr. Bush also declined to get into the middle of the latest spat between CIA director, Leon Panetta and former vice president Richard Cheney.

    Mr. Panetta told the New Yorker that Mr. Cheney may be hoping for a new terrorist attack on the United States. "When you read behind it, it's almost as if he's wishing that this country would be attacked again, in order to make his point. I think that's dangerous politics," the New Yorker quoted him as saying.

    Mr. Bush steered clear of taking any sides in the dispute. "I hadn't heard about that. I have a very high regard for Leon Panetta and of course I have a very high regard for Dick Cheney, so put it this way I don't have a dog that fight," he said.

    Mr. Bush also defended his son, the 43rd president, George W. Bush. "I am concerned about the continuing attacks, I don't like the way the administration keeps making unfavorable references to the 43rd president, but I will tell you this history has a way of sorting these things out," the elder Bush said of his son.

    "I think he is conducting himself with great honor. He is not in there criticizing the president all the time, carping away at him, and I am very proud of the way he is handling it. History is going to sort out the things he may have screwed up and sort out the things he got right. And I think the agenda is going to be very positive and history will treat him very, very well. Cause after all, after 9-11 the country has been safe and a lot of that is because of the way the administration conducted itself."

  • Monday Launch Countdown!

    Monday morning at 6:00 a.m. EDT, the world will change a little bit. For me, it'll change a lot.

    I'll crack the microphone in a starship Enterprise high tech Washington, D.C. studio with my new co-host and Washington Times columnist John McCaslin, who is a very decent man. He has been covering the Beltway scene for 23 years and knows many people, some of whom are important, and some of whom just think they are important.

    I hope that all my friends from many years on the radio will tune into our new program called "America's Morning News." Our flagship station in Washington is WTNT, and my former radio station KSFO will carry us live in San Francisco. We have dozens of other affiliates, including Tampa Bay, Los Angeles and many other stations.

    AMN is sending nearly a dozen investigative reporters to cover all aspects of this administration, looking to follow the money and its corrupting influence on D.C. and other special interests across the country.

    We'll also have a look at politics (Under the Dome) the economy (Watching Your Money) and entertainment (Hollywood Hotline) and we'll have regular contributors like Andrew Breitbart of Breitbart.tv, Rebecca Hagelin on the culture wars, and my friend Monica Crowley, syndicated radio host and many, many more.

    So- here's our line-up to kick start the Big Launch!

    In addition to interviews with George H.W. Bush and Jon Voight, we'll have an exclusive with Jim McElatton of the Washington Times documenting how New York Congressman John McHugh set aside tens of millions of dollars in earmarks in the 2010 budget for defense contractors who are now going to fall under his oversight as Army Secretary.

    Also, we'll be making, breaking and driving the news with "The Bondholders", a four day series examining the average everyday Americans hurt by the government's take-over of GM.

    Plus, Joe Curl of the Washington Times was with former President Bush when he jumped out of that airplane for his 85th birthday.

    Wow. wow. WOW.

    How cool is that?

    Tune in and try us out. I hope that you'll make it a habit, either on your car radio, podcast, Internet, or laptap. We don't care how you listen - I just expect you to do it. And tell a friend.

    See y'all at o'dark hundred Monday morning!

     

     

  • HotAir Joins Troopathon 2009 and You Can Too!

    From Ed Morrissey at HotAir.com

    I am thrilled to announce that Hot Air will participate in Troopathon 2009, in two important ways.  First, along with such luminaries as Rush Limbaugh, Laura Ingraham, Gary Sinise, Kelsey Grammer, Mark Levin, and of course Michelle Malkin, I will appear as a guest on the 8-hour Troopathon broadcast at Ustream on June 25th hosted by Andrew Breitbart and Melanie Morgan.  The star-studded show will get care packages to the troops on the front lines through Move America Forward:

    On June 25th, Move America Forward will be holding our 2nd annual “Troop-a-thon” titled “Honor their Service.”

    This cutting edge live webcast event brings together talk radio hosts, megastars of film and television, musical guests, journalists, military and Gold-star families, pro-troop groups and many more.

    The goal of this charity fundraiser is to send the largest ever shipment of care packages to our brave men and women of the armed forces serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo Bay.

    Viewers are encouraged to sponsor care packages (donations are tax deductible) for the troops and each one includes a personalized message and items that our troops have requested that make their life a little easier while they are far from home, such as sun-screen, Gatorade, deodorant, coffee, cookies and much more.

    Not only will I get to make an appearance, I will also lead a blogger team in generating donations of care packages.  Move America Forward has asked four bloggers to captain teams to compete to see who can get the most care packages bought for the men and women overseas.  I’ll captain the Hot Air Steamers, but we have some pretty tough competition:

    If you’re a blogger who wants to join my team, just send an e-mail to MAF (the e-mail is at the linked page), download a banner or graphic, and link it to the Steamers’ order page on your blog.  I’ll post about this every day from now until the competition ends on the 25th, and include links to all my team members.  If you don’t have a blog but want to help, please buy a few care packages through the Steamers’ page, and bring some cheer to those who have dedicated themselves to our nation’s service.

    We look forward to being of service, and having some fun at the same time — and thank you for your support!

  • Whatever Happened to Cindy?...

    Anybody remember Cindy Sheehan? Anybody? I thought not. Well, she's back. Desperate to re-create her glory days of 2004-2005 in which she camped in front of former President Bush's summer ranch in Crawford, the Mom-in-Mourning (subject of our book "American Mourning") is protesting in front of Mr. Bush's new home in Dallas.

     "...Former President George W. Bush's new neighbors said anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan and about 50 protesters had the constitutional guarantee of free speech on their side Monday.

    What the protestors' didn't use near the Bushes' home in Preston Hollow, they said, was common sense and courtesy.

    "America is for both intelligent people and screwballs," said Dr. Fred Minton, who lives near the Bushes.

    "We all know there are people who just make fools out of themselves, and she's one of them."

    BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE!

    John in San Francisco e-mailed this morning:

    Cindy Sheehan, being true to form, will be a guest speaker at the,

     

    "Building a New Left for a New Era, Socialism 2009"conference in San Francisco in July.

     

     Topics that will be discussed will be as follows;

     

    History of the US Communist Party

    The Role of Radicals in the working class struggle

    Sexuality and Socialism

    Do Socialist Revolutions always end in dictatorship?

    Zionism - Myth or Reality?

    Marx and Engels and the Ecological Movement

    The emerging Workers movement in China

    Nationalization and the Socialist struggle

    Darwin and Marx

     

    In other words, this Socialism 2009 Conference,

     

    is a Barrack Obama, Bill Ayers, and Saul Alinsky dream TEAM.

     

     

     

  • Weed Man and the Surfer Dude

    I am just a couple of days away from launching a brand spankin' new syndicated radio show for the Washington Times called "America's Morning News" hosted by myself and the award-winning journalist and WashTimes "Inside the Beltway" columnist John McCaslin.

    The show is going to aim a dozen investigative reporters right at the heart of Washington, focusing on the culture of corruption, entertainment, your money, and of course politics. We'll have our own website shortly, but you can keep track at www.washtimes.com

    I am super excited to announce that KSFO radio in San Francisco (my former radio home for 14 years) has just signed a deal to carry us live on the West Coast from 3 am to 5 am.)

    Now all of you early birds have a reason to live :-)

    While I am back in California attending my youngest son's High School graduation, re-uniting with my oldest son and his family and saying good-bye to other family and friends in preparation for my move to D.C. - my co-host is making some news too.

    From the Washington Examiner:

    Yeas & Nays

    He looks the part of the quintessential California surfer, he’s got the saying “dude” down to an art form in every film and he’s best buds with hemp-loving Woody Harrelson. So who more appropriate than actor Owen Wilsonto stumble into a book party for “Weed Man: The Remarkable Journey of Jimmy Divine”?

    Wilson wandered past Tackle Box in Georgetown on Wednesday night, where friends were feting columnist-turned-radio-host John McCaslin for his new book on a legendary dope dealer. Wilson noticed the books displayed in the window (the dust covers of which just happen to be made from rolling paper) and strolled right in, clearly intrigued. Inside, he walked over to the table where books were being sold and started leafing through the pages.

    Wonder if the party favors caught his eye? In neat little rows next to the books were zippered sandwich baggies full of oregano and other spices, cleverly packaged to look like marijuana.

    He didn’t last long, however. It only took a few minutes before every woman in the crowd was staring, taking pictures and giggling in delight, driving him back out onto M Street. This comes only days after Wilson had to have his seat moved at Bourbon Steak because of annoying fans.

    You’d think that with all the celebrities in town, Washingtonians wouldn’t get so starstruck, but apparently we have a ways to go before we get a bit more “Hollywood” and leave the actors be. 

     

  • Super Blogger Michelle Malkin on Troopathon!

    June 25. Mark the date. Bookmark the site:

    www.troopathon.com

    On June 25th, Move America Forward will be holding our 2nd annual “Troop-a-thon” titled “Honor their Service.”

    This cutting edge live webcast event brings together talk radio hosts, megastars of film and television, musical guests, journalists, military and Gold-star families, pro-troop groups and many more.

    The goal of this charity fundraiser is to send the largest ever shipment of care packages to our brave men and women of the armed forces serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo Bay.

    Viewers are encouraged to sponsor care packages (donations are tax deductible) for the troops and each one includes a personalized message and items that our troops have requested that make their life a little easier while they are far from home, such as sun-screen, Gatorade, deodorant, coffee, cookies and much more.

    The star-studded line-up joining Melanie Morgan will include Vice President Cheney, Rush Limbaugh, Andrew Breitbart, Mark Levin, John Ondrasik, Laura Ingraham, etc., etc. etc.

    Be there!

    p.s. you can donate now in advance of the web-a-thon!

    ***

    Flashback June 2008: An Internet first: From the Frontlines airs today! LIVE at 4pm Eastern/1pm Pacific; Update: Midnight $1,055,719!!!!!!

    ***

    Update: Blackfive has mailing info on how to send support to the families of Pvt. Long and Pvt. Ezeagwula, our America soldiers targeted by suspected jihadi Abdulhakim Muhammad.

    Reader Naarah writes that the funeral home where Pvt. Long’s service will be held has advised callers that the family requests that donations be made to www.WoundedWarriorproject.org in lieu of flowers.

  • Can Andrew Breitbart Save Hollywood?

    Monday, June 01, 2009

    Yes (85 %)

    No (12 %)

    Unsure (3 %)

    Editors' Note: The following article is from the June issue of Townhall Magazine.

    Hollywood A-list actress and longtime “Law & Order” star Angie Harmon caused a bit of a stir recently when she made the following comments about our new president: “If I have anything to say against Obama, it’s not because I’m a racist, it’s because I don’t like what he’s doing as president, and anybody should be able to feel that way. But what I find now is that if you say anything against him, you’re called a racist.”

    But Harmon’s brazen outburst of political incorrectness was just getting started. Here’s what she had to say about Barack Obama becoming the first sitting U.S. president to appear as a guest on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”: “I do think McCain would have done a better job, only because I think he has more experience. I also think if W. or John McCain or Reagan would have gone and done a talk show, the backlash would have been so huge and in his face, and ‘What is our president doing? How unclassy!’ But Obama does it, and no one says anything.”

    Want more? Here’s Harmon on the subject of Sarah Palin: “I admire any kind of woman like her. My whole motto is to know what I stand for and know what I don’t stand for and have the courage to live my life accordingly, and she does exactly that.”

    WILLING TO TAKE A RISK

    Yes, the rumors are true. After decades of cowering in the deep-blue (as in Blue State) shadows, Hollywood conservatives are beginning to openly express their political beliefs despite the price they’ve paid—both socially and professionally—for doing so in the past. Some are calling this newfound courage the Breitbart Effect, named for the affable New Media titan who exposed the amoral Superfund toxic waste site of Tinsel Town by subjecting it to the standards of traditional, conservative (read: normal) American values.

    Through his pioneering work on news aggregation Web sites such as the Drudge Report and the Huffington Post, Breitbart led the charge away from the take-it-or-leave-it company store of monolithic network news and toward the consumer-driven free market of the New Media. How important was it to break up this monopoly? Before there was a New Media, Dan Rather’s “CBS Evening News” “exposé” about George W. Bush’s National Guard service (complete with forged documents) would have gone unchallenged—and Dan Rather would still have a career. Because of New Media and outlets such as Drudge, Rather’s inept hoax was discovered—and shared with the world—within a matter of hours.

    Recently asked if Angie Harmon’s remarks were an example of the Breitbart Effect, the man in question’s response was as characteristically modest as it was uncharacteristically brief: “Never heard of it.”

    Call it what you like—the Breitbart Effect, the Having-Just-Grown-A-Pair Effect, the Other Great Enlightenment—a little candor on the part of show business conservatives would be a refreshing change from the days when being “outed” in Hollywood had more to do with what one did in the privacy of the voting booth than in the bedroom (or, this being Hollywood, in the hot tub).

    WHAT’S A ‘BREITBART’?

    So who is this man who, by some accounts, may have helped jump-start this right-wing Renaissance?

    Andrew Breitbart grew up in the part of Los Angeles known as Brentwood (“O.J. country,” he calls it), surrounded by entertainment industry families and regular working folks like his father, a restaurateur, and his mother, who worked in the trust department at Bank of America. Andrew’s Wonder Bread years were spent playing baseball, watching his beloved Dodgers and absorbing the pop culture references that would help form the foundation of his life’s work.

    Unlike many of his trust-funded peers, Andrew also worked during these early days, first lying about his age at 15 to get a job at All-American Burger, later graduating to delivering pizzas and washing cars. But young Mr. Breitbart wasn’t just putting video gaming coin in pocket; he was also internalizing the value system that defined his parents’ lives: hard work plus common sense as a formula for success. “I trusted my parents’ methodology and approach to life more than I did that of any college professor I ever encountered,” he now admits.

    When it was time for college, Breitbart sought to expand his horizons by enrolling at Tulane University where he spent four years earning gentlemanly C’s, adding to his encyclopedic knowledge of classic TV and ’80s music, and waiting for his life’s purpose to reveal itself. Naturally, he was also absorbing a bellyfull of the post-modernist bilge undergrads have shoveled into them, which, like the dormitory food being dispensed, he found filling yet unsatisfying. Back in Brentwood after graduation, Andrew realized that, while the Hegelian dialectic he’d been subjected to in college was clearly not going to help him find a job, a return to the traditional values his parents had taught by example (but never preached) just might.

    Breitbart’s nascent conservatism blossomed as he watched gavel-to- gavel coverage of the Clarence Thomas hearings on C-Span in 1991. “Going in, I wanted us to take down this serial sexual harasser,” he says now of that experience. “By the end of the hearings, I was screaming at my TV, ‘How can you do this to this man?’ What made Ted Kennedy feel confident enough to grill Clarence Thomas about his private videotape collection and insinuate that this man was a sexual predator? How ironic that it was Ted Kennedy at the forefront. Throw in Joe Biden, and suddenly I saw the matrix that would define my perspective from there on in.”

    In a flash of insight, Breitbart realized that the media were the Democratic Party, that the NAACP was the Democratic Party, that NOW was the Democratic Party and that the false notion that the media and the various rights groups were acting in the best interests of America independent of ideological bias seemed less laughable than criminal to him. That lesson learned, Andrew Breitbart had the work ethic, the political convictions and the knowledge base he needed to fulfill his destiny. All he needed now was to somehow randomly stumble upon that which he was born to do, which is about when the Internet happened.

    A PROVIDENTIAL CONFLUENCE

    From the first time he logged on to Al Gore’s magical new Information Superhighway, Andrew knew that his interests in politics, popular culture and the media could constitute a powerful vehicle for change—and that he might get to do some of the steering. “This is my absolute passion,” Breitbart says today of his media presence. “When I didn’t have [a passion], I wished for one—and I got it. Now I have no choice in the matter. I would be doing this whether they paid me to or not.”

    His mission now clear, Breitbart began by establishing an editorial relationship with the Drudge Report, which began in 1996 as an on-line gossip site run out of Matt Drudge’s tiny Hollywood apartment and grew into a $10-a-year, subscriber-supported e-mail newsletter before finally assuming its present form: a virtual town square of news and commentary specializing in posting the story online before the Old Media has a chance to print or broadcast it. The Drudge Report put itself on the map in 1996 by being the first to report that Bob Dole had selected Jack Kemp as his running mate. Two years later, Drudge revealed that Newsweek magazine was sitting on a story about an inappropriate relationship between President Bill Clinton and a White House intern—the rest is history.

    In 2005, Breitbart entered into a similar editorial relationship with the fledgling Huffington Post, a left-leaning news aggregation blog promising to distinguish itself from Drudge with frequent posts written by the likes of Warren Beatty and Tim Robbins. The Huffington Post quickly blossomed into an imposing media power in its own right. “So [Arianna Huffington] would become the queen of the left- wing blogosphere, and the right-wing blogosphere and talk-radio world would have enough material to last them until the end of time,” says Breitbart, adding, “Well, that was the idea, anyway.”

    In 2004, Breitbart (with co-author Mark Ebner) published “Hollywood Interrupted: Insanity Chic in Babylon—The Case Against Celebrity,” a powerful and enjoyable indictment of entertainment industry excess. Breitbart calls “Hollywood Interrupted” his entree from being behind the keyboard to speaking out directly on the nexus between politics and popular culture.

    Next came the creation of Breitbart.com and Breitbart.TV, two wildly popular online sources of news and imagery from around the globe. After years of keeping his quick wit and camera-friendly manner a secret, Breitbart eventually agreed to start making (increasingly frequent) guest appearances on TV shows such as “The Dennis Miller Show,” “Real Time With Bill Maher” and Fox News Channel’s late-night comedy round-up “Red Eye.” Breitbart also began filling in for talk-radio hosts Dennis Miller and Michael Savage, and a weekly Washington Times opinion column called “Big Hollywood” recently morphed into what may be Breitbart’s most ambitious undertaking yet.

    Launched earlier this year, Big Hollywood is a group blog that allows members of the Hollywood community to editorialize on entertainment-related subjects. “I started Big Hollywood to show Hollywood from different angles, to prove that this town is not a left-wing monolith,” says Breitbart. But that’s hardly the only reason behind the launch.

    Big Hollywood’s name is an allusion to supposedly evil corporate powers. Like Big Oil and Big Pharma, Big Hollywood’s name cheekily suggests that entertainment isn’t just an industry, it’s a powerful force for social and political change. “I started the Washington Times column version of Big Hollywood—and now this group blog—to let the powers that be know that popular culture put Barack Obama in the White House,” Breitbart says. And presumably, though Breitbart doesn’t add this, that popular culture could just as easily turn him out of it. “Obama changed the rules,” Breitbart points out. “He had no résumé, we weren’t allowed to see his college grades, read his papers or even know what courses he took—and yet he was elected president. Bobby Jindal’s response to Obama’s [State of the Union] speech didn’t fail because of its words but because, after witnessing Obama’s soaring delivery, America saw that Jindal couldn’t match Obama’s star power.”

    EARNING HIS STRIPES

    Getting into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown is relatively simple: You have to either hit 600 home runs or win 300 games as a pitcher.

    Admission to the as-yet imaginary Conservative Hall of Fame will be somewhat more selective: You have to have been mocked on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” a feat Breitbart achieved just recently. During a segment on “anti-Obama hysteria,” Stewart showed a clip of Breitbart saying that at his son’s school in Brentwood the kids were required to call St. Patrick’s Day “Potato Day.” This elicited the usual guffaws from Stewart’s audience of trained seals only after their beloved host suggested (falsely) that Breitbart believed the school had done so at Obama’s behest. Andrew explains, “I was talking about all the p.c. euphemisms Obama has introduced, like ‘man-made disasters’ instead of ‘terrorist attack,’ and how that this was creating an atmosphere in which misleading euphemisms are damaging the language, and the last example I gave was Potato Day.” Which, naturally, was the only example the “Daily Show” audience saw.

    Breitbart, who was also not warmly received by Bill Maher’s audience on HBO’s “Real Time,” adds, “When you walk on stage for ‘Real Time’ or the ‘Daily Show’ or even a debate and the booing starts before you speak—and people are shouting out ‘Racist!’—something is obviously, drastically wrong. The United States was founded on the free exchange of ideas. Democracy can’t survive where people can’t express ideas openly. Perhaps that’s the point. Until the Right realizes that we’re in a propaganda war and we’re losing, we’ll be on the losing end of this debate."

    Breitbart has some interesting ideas about why there are so many liberals in Hollywood: “Many of them came here to sleep with starlets, live in gated estates and rub elbows with the best and the brightest. But Hollywood leftists have a deep contempt for an American middle class, which has encroached upon their real estate for 40 years.”

    Uh, say what?

    “The average middle-class American can now have a house similar to the one Susan Sarandon lives in,” he points out. “They can go to many of the same resorts she’s visited. The sight of a Mercedes-Benz has become as common in the suburbs as it once was in Bel-Air. There are only two tangible things the Hollywood Left has to keep them up in the ether, high above the hoi polloi they escaped from after high school.”

    And those two things are? “Private jets and an exclusive ZIP code. Plus, simply by being a liberal, they have a virtual 10-foot ideological wall separating them from the Great Unwashed.”

    What about the Hollywood conservatives he knows? “They’re the exact opposite. It’s eerie. When they meet one another, they’re like people who have just emerged from the desert and they haven’t had anything to drink yet—they’re so thirsty to meet like-minded people. They’re the same way when they meet the military—conservatives revere them so much. Hollywood conservatives love to interact with G.I.s.”

    Does anything else (beside their ideologies) strike him about the difference between Hollywood liberals and Hollywood conservatives? “Yeah, Hollywood conservatives are a much happier lot, even though they’re manifestly oppressed. The best analogy I can think of is that Hollywood right- wingers are like an impoverished Third World child who happily plays with a stick, and Hollywood left-wingers are like a spoiled rich kid surrounded by expensive toys who’s so bored he’s throwing a tantrum.”

    The Breitbart Effect aside, are conservatives in Hollywood sometimes deprived of jobs because of their politics? “Yes, it does happen. I know that complaining smacks of victimhood, but there are real victims of this. And when someone hits you in the head with a pipe, you needn’t apologize for bleeding.” Does Breitbart personally know of Hollywood conservatives who are still too afraid to “come out” as right-wingers? “Yes, some of them are major talents, and it really ticks me off. I can’t even tell my wife some of their names, they’re so scared of damaging their careers. Once you realize how many there are and how eerily similar the description of what they’ve gone through is from example to example, the case against liberal Hollywood in this regard is open and shut.”

    JUST WANTS AN EVEN PLAYING FIELD

    With the challenge of sustenance largely taken care of, Breitbart can afford to be reflective about the life he’s built for himself and his family. Andrew Breitbart clearly relishes life, an attitude that’s highly contagious in his presence. You get the feeling that he could have a really good time at a party whether he knew anyone there or not. But beneath the sunny exterior, behind the eyes some might actually call merry, Breitbart is a man unceasingly obsessed with politics and the daily battlefield reports from a culture war he’s convinced we must not lose.

    “I can’t turn it off,” he admits.

    Speaking of his wife, Susie, he says, “She didn’t sign up for this. She’s like a military wife whose husband is frequently gone on mental deployments.”

    So given all that, what does Breitbart want from the perennial debate? “All I want is a fair game,” he insists. “I’m positive our ideas beat their ideas when the game isn’t rigged. That’s why I helped get the Huffington Post off the ground: I want everyone to hear what the Left has to say. Also, I want those of us on the Right to tell people what we believe—not to have those on the Left to do it for us.”

    Anything else?

    “Yes. The American people need to know that there are thousands of people in Hollywood—people who are liked, admired, people who are hot!—who are also conservative. They’d be surprised to see a group picture of all the conservatives in Hollywood.”

  • Rush, Dick and Mel

    We’re making some news – well, by “we” I mean “me.” From Mother Jones Magazine.

     

    Cheney and Limbaugh: On the Same Stage?

    — By David Corn | Tue June 2, 2009 11:30 AM PST

    It's no secret that Dick Cheney fancies Rush Limbaugh over Colin Powell. During a May 10 appearance on Face the Nation, the ex-veep called Limbaugh a better Republican than Powell.

    That was before Limbaugh went on his crusade to brand Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor a "racist" and bigot" who is comparable to former KKK leader David Duke.

    But the radio host's anti-Sotomayor rants have apparently not made him radioactive for Cheney. Cheney will join Limbaugh and other conservative movement poohbahs for Troopathon, a web telethon that will raise money for care packages for US troops and that will be broadcast from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on June 25. Other rightwingers signed up for the event include Laura Ingraham, Lars Larson, and Monica Crowley. The event will be hosted by conservative journalist Melanie Morgan and conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart.

    Certainly, Cheney can say that his involvement in this good cause has nothing to do with Limbaugh, who has become more of a hot potato for the GOP since Cheney chose him over Powell. But the event's organizers are trying to link the two men. A press release the group sent out announces, "Vice President Cheney in Fundraiser for Troops--Appearing with Rush Limbaugh, Jon Voight and Others." Appearing with? Really? Side by side? At the same time--during this eight-hour-long parade of guests? Maybe not, and maybe the group is just trying to draw press attention. Well....bingo! But imagine Cheney and Limbaugh coming on stage together and singing a duet. A lot of people would pay money to see that.

     

  • XBox Lunacy

    From my friend Pete Hegseth at Vets for Freedom....

     

    Washington, DC, June 2, 2009 - Pete Hegseth, Chairman of Vets for Freedom, released the following statement in response to the pending release of Rendition: Guantanamo. A new Microsoft Xbox 360 game that users pretend to be inmates at Guantanamo Bay who kill prison guards in order to escape. This video game is being promoted by a former Guantanmo Bay Detainee, Moazzam Begg, who is the central figure in the game, who has ties to al Qaeda, and who will benefit financially from the sale of the game.

     

    “Rendition: Guantanamo is a disgusting depiction of al-Qaeda terrorists killing virtual U.S. troops. It is inexcusable that the developers of this game—and their U.S.-based distributors—would want to teach our children that killing American or British soldiers is a game. In fact, the video trailer for the video game even goes so far as to glorify the detainee and make him look like a righteous freedom fighter. This is no surprise, seeing as the primary promoter—and financial beneficiary—of the game is a former Guantanamo Bay detainee.

     

    The game reinforces a twisted vision for children in the U.S., and around the world, that U.S. Troops are the enemy and the terrorists are the victims. Any game that encourages the murder of American troops while being marketed to children and teens is not only shameless, but extremely harmful to the perception of our military. This video game is nothing short of pure terrorist propaganda and should even be considered a training video for our enemies. The creation of this game seems to be guided by the desire to incite hate and violence against the United States in the next generation of youth.

     

    As a former guard at GITMO and then a soldier in Iraq, I saw how my fellow soldiers risked their lives to capture these terrorists and this game dishonors—and fundamentally undermines—the hard work and sacrifice that has been made for our country. If Microsoft distributes this game it will be a slap in the face to all of our active duty troops and veterans.

     

    We implore Microsoft to stand up for our troops, reject the licensing and stop the production of this game.”

     

     

    Pete Hegseth is a former guard at GITMO and Iraq war veteran. He currently serves as Chairman of Vets for Freedom.

  • Ford, the Far Left, and the Lies

    The appalling murder of Dr. George Tiller, one of the few physicans in America to abort babies in the last trimester of a woman's pregnancy, is continuing to send shock waves across the country.

    His death has been condemned by every single pro-life group in the country. Unhesitatingly.

    Predictably, the far left is accusing conservatives of inspiring "domestic terrorism" because a whack-job with a history of mental instability invaded this man's church and shot him dead as he ushered his fellow congregants.

    And now some of these exploiters are teeing up on me.

    Alaska Mudflats, a blogger who has consistently mis-reported my statements and echoed the flat-out lies published by Media Matters, a website financed by George Soros, writes today:

    "...Although those on the far right don’t like to think that there may be “right wing terrorists,” and even though Keith Olbermann in the clip above doesn’t think advertiser boycotts are particularly effective, at least one major radio advertiser has chosen to distance themselves.  And it sounds like they were pretty darned adamant about it….you might say they were being “Ford tough.”  Earlier this month, Citadel Media, formerly ABC Radio Networks sent out the following communication to all their affiliated stations:

    Ford has requested their copy not air in or adjacent to controversial programming such as Adam Corolla, Love Lines with Dr. Drew, Tom Keykus, Rush Limbaugh, Don Imus, Bubba the Love Sponge, Opie & Anthony, Brian Sussman, Melanie Morgan, Lee Rogers, Tom Brenner, Michael Savage, Mancow, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter and Mark Levin.

    It has come to our attention that this advertiser is hearing their copy in Rush and Hannity.  If your station is scheduling Ford copy in Rush Limbaugh and/or Sean Hannity or any other advertiser listed above PLEASE DISCONTINUE THIS PRACTICE IMMEDIATELY.  [snip]

    Please forward this message to any and all personnel involved with the scheduling, producing and/or broadcasting of Citadel Media commercials.

    Your adherence to this request is required.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation on this very important matter.

    Why do I suddenly feel the urge to go test drive a pickup?"

    Okay, let's start with the obvious. I haven't been on the air for the past year, so whatever crap Ford may or may not be putting out there is just flat out wrong.

    Secondly, I guess that ad executives with Ford don't want to sell their vehicles because by eliminating the audiences of these various shows and their hosts, Ford is distancing itself from some of the most highly educated, wealthy, and discerning audiences who are actually capable of major financial purchases right now.

    Free speech? What free speech? Still, I wonder if this report is even true. I have to consider the source.

     

     

  • Homegrown Jihad

     

    They may be living right next door…

    Scattered across the United States, unknown to all but a handful of citizens, are 35 Islamic terrorist training compounds known as “Muslims of America.” Under the leadership of a radical Pakistani cleric, Sheikh Mubarak Gilani, Muslims of America has thousands of devoted followers who are being groomed for HOMEGROWN JIHAD.

    In never-before-seen video footage, the Christian Action Network exposes these dangerous terrorist compounds and reveals for the first time a secret training tape in which American Muslims are recruited to “join one of the most advanced training courses in Islamic military warfare”… right here in America! They are called “Soldiers of Allah” and they are trained in explosives, kidnapping, murder, firing weapons, and guerilla warfare. They are told, “Act like you are a friend, then kill him just like from the book.

    Learn about the danger, and what you can do to protect yourself in this explosive video available now from my website www.melaniemorgan.com

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  • Special Report: Terrorism in America

    by Michelle Malkin

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    Holy crap: A shooting at an Arkansas Army recruiting center has left one recruiter dead and one wounded. Pray for the families, please:

    One Army recruiter was killed Monday and a second was wounded in a shooting at a recruiting office, and a suspect was arrested, police said.

    Police Lt. Terry Hastings said the recruiter was shot when a man in a black SUV opened fire on the office in west Little Rock at about 10:30 a.m.

    The vehicle was stopped on Interstate 630 a short time later and a suspect was taken into custody. Hastings said the suspect pulled over and surrendered without incident.

    Police said they found an assault rifle in the vehicle.

    Hastings said he did not know whether the recruiting office was specifically targeted or was randomly chosen.

    I wonder if the Justice Department will send marshals to beef up protection at recruiting centers — especially given the past targeting of military centers on campuses and elsewhere across the country.

    Too early to say anything about suspect, motives, etc. But these facts are worth bearing in mind:

    Flashback: Special report: Tracing the Left’s escalating war on military recruiters

    Flashback: The continuing war on recruiters that the Left doesn’t want to talk about

    Flashback: Document drop: Unclassified memo warns military personnel of anti-war threats to recruiters, Army installations/facilities

    Flashback: Bastards: Vandals strike at Berkeley Marine recruiting center again

    Flashback: Explosion at Times Square recruiting station; Update: Bloomberg blasts the blast; Update: Security video released; Update: House Dems received letters, photo of recruitment center; Fox reports maybe more than 8 received letters; AP says manifesto was anti-Iraq war screed, “Happy New Year, We did it;” Newsday: At least 10 got the package

    ***

    President Obama issued a statement yesterday after Tiller’s murder: “However profound our differences as Americans over difficult issues such as abortion, they cannot be resolved by heinous acts of violence.”

    I hope he will be just as vociferous in condemning heinous acts of violence against our military recruiters.

  • Volunteers Ride to the Rescue in Sacramento

    Channel 13 News in Sacramento sent a reporter (twice) to measure the progress of the packing party at Move America Forward for the care packages we are sending overseas.

    It's a really really nice report. Watch it here.

  • Holy Hell! Not Again!

    From Drudge Report.com

    SOURCES: BUSH ANGER AT COMING NEW YORK TIMES STORY DETAILING HUNT FOR BIN LADEN... The newspaper is planning to expose a 'highly classified Pentagon order' authorizing Special Operations forces to hunt al-Qaida leader in mountains of Pakistan... DEVELOPING....

    What in God's name is going on here? The Slimes is going to expose top secret information in order to enhance their declining readership?

    This is why red-state America loathes the NYTimes. Can anyone possibly conceive of this happening during World War II?

    Yet another reason for calling Bill Keller a "traitor." And I don't give a rats rear-end what anyone says about me for saying it -again.

  • $1.5 Million and Still Counting!

    Volunteers are flooding our offices in Sacramento, California to help with packing parties to send these care packages to our troops in time for the July 4th holiday.

    Yay! But we still need help!

    If you are able and willing to help, please contact our care package coordinator, Donald LaCombe via his cell phone at:  (916) 833-7568. 

    God Bless everyone who has donated, and STILL continuing to donate (no, it is not too late)  the helpers like the Boy Scouts, Blue Star Moms, Republican women groups and ordinary individuals who are moved by our efforts and donating their time and energy to help here in Northern California.

    From the Contra Costa Times reporter Kristen Bender is this report on America's efforts to honor the troops.

    By Kristin Bender
    Saturday, June 28th, 2008 at 2:24 pm in Uncategorized

    Even on a day  (last Thursday) when the Dow Jones industrial average finished with a loss of 358 points with another surge in oil prices and warnings of trouble in financial, automotive and high-tech industries dogging the market,  troops’ supporters donated  more than $1 million for military care packages.

    During an 8-hour Web telethon called “From the Frontlines,” people made donations to cover the costs of sending thelargest single shipment of care packages for U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.

    More than 50,000 care packages containing Jelly Bellies, lip balm, cookies, coffee, hand-held fans and other personal care items will be headed to the troops a few days before the Fourth of July.

     “Clearly people are yearing for a way to support the American military. The economy be damned, people came together as a community online in a way that has never been done before,” said Melanie Morgan, who heads Move  America Forward (www.moveamericanforward.org) the nonprofit that organized the drive.

     

    The telethon was hosted by Morgan, and blogger, author and TV analyst, Michelle Malkin and included guests Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, retired Lt. Col. Oliver North,  Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin, military families and others. President Bush and his wife, Laura, sent a letter of support that was read during the telethon.

    The original fund-raising goal for the drive was set for $500,000.  However, donations surpassed that amount in the first few hours of the telethon, Morgan said.

    The telethon was broadcast byhttp://www.UStream.tv.  It can be viewed on the Move American Forward Web site. The care packages will be shipped fromSacramento on July 2.

     

     

  • Baghdad Safer than Baltimore?

    Via Instapundit and Glenn Reynolds

    RALPH PETERS: " If current trend-lines continue, it may not be long before Baghdad is safer for Iraqi citizens than the Washington-Baltimore metroplex is for US citizens. Iraq's government is working, its economy is booming - and its military has driven the concentrations of terrorists and militia from every one of Iraq's major cities. And our troops are coming home. Where's the failure?"

    Indeed, Mr. Peters -where's the failure?

  • SOS for Volunteers! Packing Party Needed For Troop Care Packages!

    Friends - yesterday Move America Forward conducted our historic "From the Front Lines" broadcast to support the drive to send the largest single shipment of care packages to U.S. troops in history.  

     

     

    The broadcast was co-hosted by MAF's Melanie Morgan and blogger extraordinare, Michelle Malkin, and featured  featured Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, Laura Ingraham, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Monica Crowley, Mark Levin, comedian Jackie Mason, singer John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting, and reports from our troops on the front lines.  (You can see a re-broadcast of "From the Front Lines" here:  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/from-the-frontlines )  

     

     

    We originally hoped and dreamed that we'd collect sponsorships for care packages totaling $500,000 or so.  As I write this letter to you the tally is actually up to $1,213,558 - and still rising.  We will be taking orders for care package sponsorships through July 2nd at our website: http://www.MoveAmericaForward.org   So we are now a victim of our own success and need volunteers to come to our Sacramento packaging facility to help package these care packs over the next few days.
     

    If you are able and willing to help, please contact our care package coordinator, Donald LaCombe via his cell phone at:  (916) 833-7568. And on behalf of all of us at Move America Forward we'd like to thank all of you who helped sponsor this record number of care packages for our troops! -

    Joe Wierzbicki

    Move America Forwardhttp://www.MoveAmericaForward.org 
  • And Now for the Reviews of "From the Frontlines"

    From UStream chat room, where folks are still gathering Friday to comment.

    Subject: Latest Posts on Telethon Page

    by biener777 2 hours ago
    This was by far the best production our conservative icons have ever put on! I am absolutly excited at the prospects of the alternative media methods to get our message out! We can now safely ditch the mainstream media outlets which have abandoned all semblance of true objectivity LONG ago! We now have the best chance to launch from a limitless platform. Cudos to everyone who worked so hard to...

    by bellaherna 5 hours ago
    This was a great idea! Thank you for putting it together & THANK YOU TO OUR TROOPS & their families for all that they do & sacrifice for us!!!!

    by Zbigniew 6 hours ago
    Although I'm not American, I've watched the beginning of this show in the evening and then I've watched the entire show today. It was a superb production. I'm not an American, but I am a sympathizer of MAF and Melanie Morgan. So I wanted to tell them that I was interested to see this show. Go, Melanie, go!

    by usarocksallday 15 hours ago
    this was the best internet experience I ever had. thank you all and God Bless America.

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    JUST IN SUPPORTS THE TROOPS!
    On Thursday's Just In, Laura interviewed Melanie Morgan and Michelle Malkin about their amazing 8-hour live broadcast that connected viewers in the US with troops in Iraq, "From The Front Lines." The broadcast featured a star-studded lineup including Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Five for Fighting's John Ondrasik and our own Laura. "From the Front Lines" set a goal of raising $500,000 to send the largest care package in history to our troops, and more than doubled that goal, raising over $1 million! Congratulations to Melanie, Michelle and everyone involved with this incredible effort!
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    Melanie, Michelle, and the whole team,

    AMAZING JOB... Absolutely amazing...

     

    I ended up starting watching about 2 hours in and couldn't stop until it was complete...

    I had donated before the teleconference, but with just over an hour to go - I was compelled to donate again...

    Double your wildest hopes... amazing - $1M...

     

    Be Well

     

    God Bless You

     

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    WorldnetDaily Reader

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    Mark Levin

    and many more... most of your guests..

     

    Thanks again - I am honored that I am able to help...

  • Telethon Breaks Records, Troops to Receive Largest Care Package Delivery in History

    The telethon exceeded my wildest expectations. I thought that if we were really lucky, really good, caught some major breaks -we might raise $400,000- tops.

    Instead, the final tally on the electronic tote board was $1,055,719.

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    In reality, the total far exceeds the final number. The response was so overwhelming that our website could not keep up with the orders. When all is said and done, I am guessing that Move America Forward will have collected about  $1.2 million. People are still donating because UStream.tv re-broadcast the stream, and radio stations across the country were broadcasting or re-broadcasting in various markets.

    Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham personally donated $15,000 each, and Rush Limbaugh pledged a personal check, Mark Levin donated, Michelle Malkin and Coulter cash flowed into our account. Mark Williams from WROW in Albany, New York flew into California to be our ‘relief pitcher’ and his wife Holly ran the sound board and produced while we were on-the-air.

    John Ondrasik from Five For Fighting was an articulate and passionate guest who was truly inspirational, as well as Jackie Mason. We did experience a few technical difficulties that prevented several guests from joining us, which was disappointing but not unexpected. Some of the best highlights came from Hughes Sullivan, a Salem talk show host in Detroit, Michigan (whom frankly I had never heard of before) live from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas with senior military officials from the war college whose plain-spoken words about the troops, care packages, family struggles, and their mission grabbed eyeballs and heartstrings.

    All of our guests were exceptional, but Michelle was the break-out star of the telethon, along with Debbie Lee, a Gold Star mother whose son Marc Alan Lee was the first Navy Seal killed in the fighting in Iraq. Debbie ran our tote board. Diana Nagy,  a professional singer who has accompanied Move America Forward across the country with 4 national tours, also generated a lot of talk in the chatrooms!

    Michelle is so poised, professional and truly engaged in troop support, with the technical vision to make this happen. UStream.tv co-founders Brad Hunstable and John Hamm never left the broadcast from the moment it began, babysitting us all the way through.

    Of course, the real story is that hundreds of thousands of generous Americans participated in a New Media venture that has never before been done. They did it for one reason: love and support for the United States military, our troops and our heroes.

    Over 5 million emails went out in advance of the telethon, and the chatrooms were filled with people conversing with each other and us.

    I am totally blown away. I could not be personally more thrilled with Wednesday’s experience from the Silicon Valley.

    Again, my thanks and heartfelt good wishes to everyone who contributed, chatted, donated, and supported our care package efforts for the troops!

    From Michelle Malkin's email today:

    Ms. Malkin,

      As an active duty Navy Master Chief with 27 years so far in the service, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to you and the entire staff of moveamericaforward for the event you held last night.  It was truly inspirational to me.  The political climate in our country the past few years, and the media's criminal bias had me convinced that I had certainly wasted my adult life hoping the country would get it.  I have renewed hope that perhaps we will get it before our country is destroyed from within.  Very well done.  I know how it feels as a life long submariner what it's like to be separated from all contact with family and friends and know our troops will be overwhelmed by the generosity and gratitude you all have spurned.  With moveon spending half a million to trash our military on TV ads, who really supports the troops.

    Very Respectfully,
    Ronald Dykeman
    MMCM(SS), USN

     

  • AMERICA ROCKS FOR OUR TROOPS!

    Folks, I am about as tired as one human being can be, but I cannot go to bed after the stunningly successful broadcast of "From the Frontlines" on UStream.tv without telling everyone the fantastic news.

    We raised -ta da- over $1.1 million dollars for care packages for our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan today/tonight! And we are still counting! The website was overwhelmed (even though we bought extra bandwith) and so many tried to contribute but couldn't. Please click back to www.moveamericaforward.com because it is not too late!

    Thank you America, and the good Lord above. Thank you Michelle Malkin,Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham, Dr. Laura, Monica Crowley and so many more, including the awesome John Ondrasik of Five For Fighting, and the fabulous comedian and serious patriot Jackie Mason.

    Thank-you to the entire blogging community and folks at HotAir.com, Michelle Malkin.com, the Media Research Center, Human Events, World Net Daily, NewsMax and all the others in the on-line publishing world.

    And the biggest thanks go to Brad Hunstable and John Hamm, co-founders of UStream.tv who made this whole shabang work - and donated their services and staff to help.

    I will be posting much more tomorrow.

    Before I totally crash, I want to say that in my wildest dreams, I never expected the outpouring of generosity from so many people.  Michelle Malkin, myself, and Mark Williams (our relief pitcher on the broadcast) Debbie Lee, Diana Nagy and our entire staff of Move America Forward offer our profound thanks and gratitude.

    Kudos to troop lovers in this country, and from across the world.

    God Bless All of You

    -Mel

    By Michelle Malkin  •  June 26, 2008 05:00 AM

    (Screen grabs courtesy Tim Sumner)

  • Showtime! Get Ready to Rock For Our Troops

    Thursday morning at 6:30 a.m. I begin my busy broadcast day by doing live radio interviews with local stations across the country to continue promoting our efforts to bring the single largest care package delivery to American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan in history.

    "From the Frontlines" is a tribute to our troops and the service they perform to keep us safe each and every day, while enduring terrible conditions in the hot deserts of Iraq and Afghanistan.

    It is our way of saying "Thank-You, We Love You, OUR TROOPS ARE OUR HEROES." 

    Michelle Malkin and I are going to meet in the Silicon Valley at UStream.tv headquarters to begin prepping for the BIG SHOW beginning at 1:00 pm PDT and 4:00 pm EDT.

    Both of us are excited beyond belief. We have an opportunity that we created together to show the rest of America that there are millions of people who truly do support the troops, and their mission. I know I have said that endlessly, but it's true.

    Brad Hunstable and John Hamm, co-founders of UStream.tv have donated for FREE the livestream for "From the Frontlines."

    Rob Nepell of Kithbridge, Inc., also known on the Internet as N.Z.Bear, is donating for FREE his services to aggregate the bloggers with widgets to click onto so as many different websites as possible will be linking to our broadcast.

    Special thanks to Intermarket advertising and CEO Kevin Lucido for providing excellent placement of our banner ad's all across the conservative blogosphere (including Drudge Report) and many more for the show.

    NewsMax.com, HumanEvents.com, (edited by my great friend Jed Babbin) PajamasMedia.com, The Media Research Center headed by Brent Bozell, WorldNetDaily.com, (where I have a weekly column) Townhall.com and the Salem Radio Stations, Citadel Broadcasting, and more are contributing their services, and air time for FREE. It's late, and I am forgetting a bunch of people, please forgive me.

    Don't miss the start of the show - our first guest is the guy that the rest of the country knows as Rush Limbaugh-I know Rush from the time we were kids together in the early days of rock 'n roll. Approxiamate airtime is 4:20 EDT, 1:20 PDT.

    Ater Rush, we have Sean Hannity, who Wednesday contributed $15,000 of his own money to this venture, the Great One Mark Levin, Dr. Laura, Laura Ingraham, Ollie North, Mike Gallagher, my friends Brian Sussman of KSFO, Michael Graham of Boston, Mark Williams who traveled with me to Iraq in 2005, and many many more. Plus the celebrities like Kelsey Grammer of "Frasier" and the awesome John Ondrasik of "Five for Fighting." Ooops, I almost forgot Jackie Mason, the great comedian.

    There are many, many more people to acknowledge, which I will attempt to do on the broadcast...but in order for this cockamammy scheme of ours to work --people across America must participate.

    That means all of you who know me as a talk-show host, seen me on cable TV, read my book dedicated to the troops, or who know a troop member personally need to click on and give some money, and even chat with us in live time.

    You can do that by donating to the care package project for our American troops at www.moveamericaforward.com

    You can see us at www.HotAir.com or www.Ustream.com

    As of this writing, over 5 million emails have gone out to ask people to watch our broadcast.

    I hope that you join us.

    See you on the web!

    In Solidarity with Our Troops,

    Melanie

     

     

     

     

  • Update on From The Frontlines!

    Question: Who is the most generous person on the planet, as of right now?

    Answer: Unquestionably, Sean Hannity.

    Stay tuned to The Sean Hannity Show today in whatever time zone you live and hear this great man personally donate $15,000 to Move America Forward and our effort to bring the largest care package delivery to American troops in our history.

    Then see him tomorrow on our live telethon at UStream.tv

    Sean Hannity ROCKS!

    Move America Forward wants to thank EVERYONE who is donating to generously to our troops! The orders are coming in, and we are grateful. Keep it coming at www.moveamericaforward.com

    America Rocks!

  • New Media and The Right Wingers

     

    The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy (Finally) Embraces New Media to Support the Troops

    An all-star cast of conservative talkers -- El Rushbo, Sean Hannity, Michelle Malkin, Laura Ingraham, Dr. Laura, as well as Nancy Reagan and former UN rep John Bolton -- is coming together (virtually) Thursday for one big telethon. An online telethon, that is, hosted in Mountain Viewthat aims to raise enough cash ($500,000) to send a care package to every U.S. armed service unit stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan in time for July 4. The big gig starts at 1 p.m. Left Coast time. Check it out here.

    Conservatives and new media? Hmmm. Those two haven't exactly danceda lot together. Who -- and what -- could bring this crew together?

    None other than ex-KSFO morning talker Melanie Morgan. On March 4, the day after she was let go by KSFOin a salary-purging move, Morgan was on the horn with Malkin talking about this and that. Morgan, through her Move America Forward outfit, has sent 41 tons of goodies to troops stationed overseas, and wanted to do something "large, bold and dramatic" for the troops in time for July 4. The two conjured up the telethon plan and will co-host the festivites from U-Stream.TVstudios in lovely Mountain View.

    "In this election cycle, the news about the troops is getting lost," Morgan said. Indeed, any news about the waris getting lost.

    So, Morgan and Malkin thought, let's put on a show. A new media show. Some talk stations -- including the Bay Area's own conservative chat house KSFO-- will simulcast portions of the telethon throughout the day.

    "Conservatives have not used new media that successfully before," she said. "Our strength is talk radio, so why don't we try to meld the two."

    Guests will appear via Skype or webcam, some during their radio shows. The eight-hour telethon will also feature troops stationed in the Middle East and family members stateside.

    And, Morgan -- who some liberals best know for being named Keith Olbermann's "Worst Person in the World" a couple of times -- promises no politics. "There is no political element to this," Morgan said. "It is nonpolitical and nonpartisan."

    That will be a challenge, given the liberal-free lineup. (Jackie Mason and Kelsey Grammer represent the celeb contingent.) Without naming anybody specific, Morgan said she reached out to some liberal voices but found no takers.

    So, in addition to being a swell way to help U.S. soldiers abroad, this sounds like an opportunity for the Vast Right Wing Conspiracyto test its new media wings. Maybe if it works well, even the relcitrant conservatives can link arms on behalf of John McCain this fall, right?

    Morgan laughed, and wouldn't nip at the partisan bait. "You mean the vast right wing support-the-troops conspiracy."

    Morgan looks forward to interacting with the audience via live online chats. Now that should make for some entertaining webcasting, given that it will be bit risky, no? "We understand that," Morgan said. "We know we're taking a chance here."

    Posted By: Joe Garofoli (Email) | June 24 2008 at 06:00 AM

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Rushing Towards "From the Frontlines"

    THE BIG BROADCAST - TWO DAYS LEFT

    Move America Forward, HotAir.com, UStream.tv and a whole phalanx of bloggers, radio stations and on-line publications are joining together to tell a story in narrative form about the success in Iraq and Afghanistan, and to acknowledge our troops in a way that has never before been attempted.

    THE CAUSE

    Sending the single largest shipment of care packages in U.S. history to our American fighting forces in war zones thousands of miles away --Iraq and Afghanistan--with the help of an All-Star line-up.

    Details at www.moveamericaforward.com (please contribute!)

    Michelle Malkin and I are psyched to use (her technological expertise) and (my large rolodex) to bring together Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Dr. Laura, Lt. Colonel Ollie North, Laura Ingraham, Monica Crowley, local conservative radio talk show hosts like Michael Graham in Boston, Brian Sussman in San Francisco, Mark Williams in New York, Roger Hedgecock in San Diego, Martha Zoller in Atlanta and many more, PLUS Kelsey Grammer of "Frazier" and the awesome John Ondrasik from Five For Fighting. This is just the partial list (see below.)

    You can also hear some of the broadcast at various radio stations across the country including KSFO in San Francisco, KOGO in San Diego and Salem Broadcasting stations in various markets.

    (Photo courtesy of KSFO Radio, July 2005)

    Listen to Rush Limbaugh's show Tuesday. He is going to talk about "From The Frontlines" as we attempt to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars it will take to make sure that over 50,000 care packages are delivered to America's heroes by July 4th.

    Since we worked together (cough, cough, mumble, mumble several, er, many) years ago, Rush has taken the country by storm and re-invigorated AM radio, saving us with his incredible intellect and broadcasting skills, creating an opening for other talk show hosts like myself to have a voice in the liberal dominated media.

    Rush is using his talent (on loan from God) to support the men and women of the military who are breathing dirt, grime, desert sand and the hatred of Islamic fundamentalists, while separated from their loved ones and experiencing excruciating loneliness AND executing their mission with professionalism and honor.

    My organization is profoundly grateful to Rush, Michelle Malkin, UStream co-founders Brad Hunstable and John Hamm, and every single guest, military representative, Gold Star Family Member (those who have lost a son or daughter in war) and all others who are joining together on the broadcast beginning at 4 pm EDT until midnight. (1 pm PDT until 9:00 pm.)

    The Honor Roll, please.

    Former First Lady, Nancy Reagan

    The Office of General David Petraeus

    Former US Ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton

    Rush Limbaugh

    Ann Coulter

    Sean Hannity

    Dr. Laura Schlessinger

    Lt Col Oliver North (Ret.)

    Actor Kelsey Grammer

    Comedian Jackie Mason

    Singer John Ondrasik (Five for Fighting)

    Laura Ingraham

    Mark Levin

    Monica Crowley

    Mike Gallagher

    Rich Lowry - National Review

    Kathryn Lopez - NationalReviewOnline

    Jed Babbin - Human Events

    Joseph Farah - WorldNetDaily

    Matt Lewis - TownHall.com

    Ron Kessler - Newsmax

    Kyle-Anne Shiver - American Thinker

    Navy Cross Recipient Marcus Luttrell

    NBC's America's Favorite Mom - Patti Patton-Bader (of Soldier's Angels)

    Cliff May - Foundation for Defense of Democracies

    Larry Bailey, Chairman of Gathering of Eagles

    Julie DeMaria, Operation Care & Comfort

    Iraq War Veteran - Pete Hegseth, Vets For Freedom

    Gold Star Mother, Debbie Lee

    Gold Star Father, Mike Anderson

    Gold Star Father, Mark Crowley

    Gold Star/Blue Star Parents Joe & Jan Johnson

    Bev Perlson, Band of Mothers

    MilBlogger Matt Sanchez

    Vietnam War Veteran & Author, Ron Winter

    Brian Sussman - KSFO, San Francisco

    Michael Graham - WTKK, Boston

    Mark Williams - WROW, Albany

    Roger Hedgecock - KOGO, San Diego

    Martha Zoller - WDUN, Gainesville/Atlanta

    Kylie Williams, Miss Florida 2007

    Radio Talk Show Host, G. Gordon Liddy

     

  • Zombie Posts from the Nether World of Berkeley, and more AAR

    For those of you not familiar with Zombietime.com please do yourselves a favor and bookmark it.

    An anonymous blogger (even to me!) almost always attends the Berkeley anti-peace rallies and has wry photo commentary that I devour like a rabid jackal.

    I was disappointed when I went to his/her site and found nothing after EaglesUp and other pro-troops put on Thunder Strike, where hundreds of bikers roared through Berkeley to stand in support of the Marines at the Recruiting Center, enraging the moonbats.

    But I had nothing to fear. Zombie rose from the netherworld and put together a very impressive piece. Zombie emailed it to me a few minutes ago.

    http://www.zombietime.com/marines_protest_berkeley_6-21-08/  

     

     

    The video near the top of the report is the juicy part, with the lefties going into howling convulsions at the mere sound of the National Anthem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3j5TstKikD0  

     

     

    BTW, near the end of the second video, the World Can't Waiters are chanting "Melanie Morgan loves torture!": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hu-XoMrsnTM  

     

     

    Good luck with the "From the Frontlines" fundraiser! 

                                                            -- zombie

    Thanks, Zombie!

     

     

    KTVU.com also has coverage.

    Berkeley Rally, KTVU NEWS  

    And Syncro at FreeRepublic.com posted a thread and even put a picture of me and EaglesUp organizerDoug Lyvere up on the computer. Whoo Hoo!

     

     

    Melanie Morgan and Eagles Up's Doug Lyvere, SgtMaj, Marine ret

     

  • Bill Kristol on MoveOn.org Ad : "Not Alex"

    Conservative columnist and author Bill Kristol really nails MoveOn.org and it's self-congratulatory ad that they are boasting tests well with audiences across America called "Not Alex."

    Kristol's piece was penned for an OpEd at the New York Times.

    Read the whole column here.

    "..The MoveOn ad is unapologetic in its selfishness, and barely disguised in its disdain for those who have chosen to serve — and its contempt for those parents who might be proud of sons and daughters who are serving. The ad boldly embraces a vision of a selfish and infantilized America, suggesting that military service and sacrifice are unnecessary and deplorable relics of the past.

    And the sole responsibility of others."

    And more from Susan Duclos at Digital media here.

    Chandlers Watch has fired back with a response to MoveOn.orghere.

  • WikiPedia-Dumbing Down Students

    I. MUST. WEIGH. IN.

    A Scottish newspaper is reporting, according to educators in the U.K., that school-children are receiving lower test scores because they are relying on on Wikipediafor factual information.

    I have longed to see this story written, after having been victimized by the Wiki crowd for several years.

    My teenage son, (who is not particularly political) has come to me after checking Wikipedia and reading some highly inaccurate descriptions of my biography and activities, grilling me about why I said this or that, engaged in controversial activities, when in fact, none of the things he was reading ever occurred.

    I tried many many times to correct the untruths, but left-wingers keep changing the biography, and even the description of the book I co-authored with Catherine Moy called "American Mourning" is dead wrong.

    Unfortunately, TV bookers and other media researchers rely on WikiPedia for factual information that is NOT FACTUAL. 

    Now students across the world are suffering because of this situation. Which must be corrected.

  • Best Summary and Commentary YET of Haditha Marines Travesty

    MUST READ from Ron Winter, author of Master of the Arts, A fighting Marines Memoir of Vietnam.

    Ron assesses the plight of the Marines accused of atrocities in Iraq, who deserves the REAL blame, and why John Murtha should be drummed out of the U.S. Senate.

  • Thunder Strike in Berkeley: Victory Achieved!

    Despite the massive heat wave rolling through the San Francisco Bay Area, (tempertures nearly 100 in Berkeley where it rarely cracks 65) hundreds of bikers from all around the western part of the United States rumbled through the East Bay Saturday to stand in solidarity with the United States Marine Corps, under attack from anarchists to cross-dressing she/she's from Code Pink.

     

    (KCBS report here.)

    GREAT POSTING FROM FREEREPUBLIC.COM HERE.

    As I pulled up to Shattuck Square, I was on the phone with nationally syndicated talk show host Monica Crowley, doing a live broadcast about Thunder Strike from EaglesUp and other pro-troopers...rounding the corner in my big honkin' SUV and nearly ran over the orange-clad jumpsuit crowd (you know, the guys at World Can't Wait who think that we are being sooo mean to terrorists at Gitmo.)

     Chronicle photo by Kurt Rogers

    I was surprised to hear the name-calling that began as soon as they caught sight of me in my cammo t-shirt and jeans. "Melanie Morgan loves war! Melanie Morgan supports rape! Melanie Morgan supports torture."

    Geez, I was so pleased. Think of it --the honor of being heckled by some of the most notorious anti-American, violence prone, George Soros funded groups on the political stage today.

    The World Can't Wait freaks immediately violated their permits and surrounded our folks from EaglesUp, marching around, pushing and shoving. But the Berkeley cops were having none of it! They immediately forced the commie crowd out of our space, and kept them separated from us. There about 30 of them ..and several hundred of us. Yes, WE CAN! Yes, WE DID!

    Doug Lyvere, once again, put together an outstanding presentation, and even Jim Robinson and his wife from FreeRepublic.com came out in the heat. Jim is recovering from a leg amputation, and it was a wonderful surprise to see him there. The Lafayette Flag Brigade was front and center, and many thanks to Jim Minder and sons for the audio set-up.

    Gold Star parents Diane Layfield, Mark Crowley and his new bride, as well as Mike Anderson, Sr. stood proudly with the patriots.

    After Diana Nagy, the tiny girl with the huge voice sang the National Anthem, I took to the stage (actually the back of an antique truck aptly named Sweaty Betty) and announced some fantastic news.

    THE BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL SAYS IT IS NO LONGER GOING TO GIVE FREE PARKING TO CODE PINK IN FRONT OF THE MARINE RECRUITING CENTER.

    Put another way --Pro-troops groups WIN --Code Pinko LOSES..

    More coverage here from SFgate.com

    Sister Toldjah just cross-linked here.

    It was an awesome day. Congratulations to everyone who took a stand today, and waved the red, white, and blue.

    (An aside- I want to personally thank the two Berkeley police officers who escorted Diana Nagy and me to our cars after the pro-troop rally was over. One officer (who shall remain nameless) and I got off to a rocky start at the beginning of the protests back in February. I was touched that he ensured my safety through the nutball crowd, hard feelings forgotten. Thank you Berkeley P.D. !!!)

    A final word from Doug Lyvere, who emailed me today with a few thoughts.

    I just wanted to tell each of you "Thank you" for your support and work on the Berkeley Missions.  It might not seem like a lot to some, but we had a pretty good victory in many ways.  We got the attention of the anti war groups (what I call the anti peace groups), we got the attention of the City Council, and we got the attention of our fellow vet's.  Our fellow vet's learned that if you stand up for something, have Troop Support Missions, show a strong front, and follow up, YOU can make a difference.  The City Council and the moon bats found that they can not go unopposed with their ridiculous and insulting actions.

    I'm not foolish enough to think that the City Council folded ONLY due to our actions, nor do I think that the moon bats will slink back to their holes and never be seen again.  But they will look to see if there are any Patriot's around - they are aware that their days are numbered.  The City Council is aware that they need to at least look at what they do - many Berkeley residents and businesses expressed their displeasure.  Both groups, moonbats and the Council, might try to delude them selves into just fluffing us off, but they can't.  The moonbats numbers are dropping, their attendance is dropping, resolve is sliding away (or should I say, sliming away).

    So again, to my fellow Vet's, THANK YOU, for your support and service.  To my fellow Patriots, THANK YOU, for your support and efforts.  And to the men and woman serving our nation, SEMPER FIDELIS, and THANK YOU.

    A very humble,

    Doug

    Doug Lyvere
    SgtMaj, Marine ret
    Director, Western Operations, Eagles Up
    www.eaglesup.us

     

     

  • Heat Wave? We Don't Care About No Stinkin' Heat Wave

    We are putting on our leathers and heading across the Bay here in San Francisco to join with more than a thousand bikers in Berkeley to support our troops and DEFY the anarchists and the Kumbaya crowd.

    Please join EaglesUP, Rolling Thunder and others who are blasting their pipes in Berkeley.

    Once Again.

    www.eaglesup.com

    Written by Melanie Morgan  
    Wednesday, 18 June 2008

    Motorcyclists gearing up for rally at U.S. Marine center

    By Kristin Bender, Contra Costa Times
    Wednesday, June 18th, 2008 at 1:58 pm in Uncategorized

     

    When Eagles Up, the pro-military group, rode into Berkeley in March they designated the city as a “no spend zone” to penalize the city financially for its anti-military stance.

    Except for buying a pizza, organizers said bikers didn’t spend a dime in Berkeley. Well, the group has changed its’ tune and is returning to the city this Saturday to show Berkeley a little love and some dead presidents.

    “This time, I think we should spend money - at every establishment that has two things displayed in their window -  an American flag (and)  a sign that says, “We Support the Troops,” organizer Doug Lyvere, the director of Western Operations for Eagles Up, tells me. The group will converge on the U.S. Marine center at 64 Shattuck Square about 10 a.m. Saturday and rally until noon when Move America Forward leader Melanie Morgan and others will give speeches in support of the Marines, who earlier this year were called “uninvited and unwelcome intruders” by the Berkeley City Council.

    Organizers, who are already scouting Berkeley for America flags and troop support signs, are also encouraging members to spend at least one $2 bill. “ They’re rare enough to make a point.  Any every business that gets at least one of these, will know that the veterans are giving back, again,” Lyvere says.  

    There’s no telling how many motorcyclists will show up Saturday. Last time, organizers said there were 400 bikers who spent $25,000 to $30,000 in neighboring cities. That’s a lot of pizza.  

  • Al Gore Throws Cold Water on Hot Air Balloon Launch

    Mr. Snippy, aka Al Gore, doesn't like it when people make fun of his global warming hoax.

    He even coerces his staff to break the law to stop the mockery!

    ...interesting news from AFP’s Hot Air Tour (http://www.CostOfHotAir.com).We were set to fly our 70 foot tall hot air balloon over Al Gore’s home in Nashville today, but now the Nashville Parks Department isrevoking the permit they had given us (on the heels of media coverage about it.)

    Americans for Prosperity plan is to point out that Gore's Tennessee mansion is using 10 percent more energy this year than last. And that's AFTER installing greenhouse gas reduction trickery.

     

     UPDATE: After Gore henchmen forced cancellation of AFP's permit, the Big Al Gore Hot Air tour will launch from another location closeby.

    Heh. Loving this! 

  • How Do You Get Top Radio and Hollywood Stars to Say Yes?

    Welcome Ann Coulter Readers!

    Read RadioEqualizer and the inside story about "From the Frontlines" broadcast coming up next Thursday, and my humble efforts to get the A-Listers to join the UStream.tv broadcast to send the single largest shipment of care packages to our troops in U.S. History!

    Hint:...Just ask!

    Also, it helps to have a large rolodex, (or in my case, a memorized tool-bar) and email constantly!

     

  • Left-Wing Blogger Spits on Grave of Dead Soldier

    There are hundreds, if not thousands of instances in which the anti-American, left-wing peace thugs have desecrated the memories of heroic soldiers who have battled for our freedoms and many who died for them.

    In fact, my organization Move America Forward has documented attacks on military recruiting centers, bases, soldiers or their families in our Sedition Report www.moveamericaforward.com

    But if you wonder why I have engaged as passionately as I have about the importance of honoring and acknowledging service and sacrifice --wonder no more. This video truly shocked me. And I consider myself unshockable in this regard.

    Watch this video, from the aptly named Michael Crook, the biggest attention whore on the planet.

     And be sure to watch your blood pressure afterwards.

    UPDATE!

    I emailed my friend Michelle Malkin about this loser, and she warned me that he is the most hated guy on the Internet. With links.

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/334035/the_internets_most_hated_man_the_strange.html?page=2&cat=49

    http://michellemalkin.com/2005/12/18/unhinged-scumbag-of-the-year/

     

  • Advice to Congressman Jack Murtha, FIND A GOOD LAWYER

    Haditha Marine prepares to sue Murtha over smear
    Congressman had accused soldiers of killing 'in cold blood'

     

    WorldNetDaily Exclusive

    Posted: June 18, 2008
    6:14 pm Eastern

    h/t to gatheringofeagles.org


     

    With most of the eight Marines charged in the Haditha, Iraq, incident now exonerated, the highest-ranking officer among the accused is considering a lawsuit against Democratic Rep. John Murtha, who fueled the case by declaring the men cold-blooded killers.

    In an interview withnationally syndicated radio talk host Michael Savage, the lead attorney for Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani said he and his client will look into suing Murtha and the Time magazine reporter, Tim McGuirk, who first published the accusations by Iraqi insurgents.

    But the attorney, Brian Rooney, said nothing will happen immediately because he wants  Chessani, described as a devout Christian and the father of six homeschooled children, completely "out of the woods" legally before any action is taken. The government, through Lt. Col. S.M. Sullivan, today filed a notice that it would appeal the case to the next judicial level.

    AsWND reported, a military judge at Camp Pendleton in California yesterday dismissed charges that Chessani failed to properly investigate the Nov. 19, 2005 incident in which 24 Iraqi men, women and children were killed.

    Rooney, an attorney for theThomas More Law Center who served a tour of duty in Iraq himself, is urging citizens to tell theirrepresentatives in Congress andmilitary officials that they want the case to come to an end.

  • Fed Up With High Gas Prices and Taxes? Honk for Change

    Take a page from my talk radio buddy Mark Williams in Albany, New York who orchestrated over 300 honkin' big-rigs at the State Capitol.

    Those dirty rotten politicans saw the fuel fumes in the air --and joined in the protest, including New York Democrat Governor David Paterson. (Of course, he agreed to 'disagree' on the solution- which is to get rid of gas taxes for awhile.)

    See and read the reports here.

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    (NY Governor David Paterson and Mark Williams, Albany right-talker)

    Remember, it is talk radio that provides the catalyst for change (and bloggers!)  Talk radio is the town forum that politicans listen and respond to.

  • Dem's Surrender! Troop Funding Bill Set to Pass

    The House on Thursday plans to consider a compromise war funding bill hammered out by the chamber’s Democratic and Republican leadership that has the support of the White House.

    The agreement, which follows several weeks of wrangling both within the Democratic Caucus and between House Democratic leaders and the White House, makes it possible for the bill to be sent to President Bush before the end of the month.

    “This agreement has required significant compromise by both sides,” said Appropriations Chairman David R. Obey , D-Wis., who was his party’s chief negotiator.

    The White House praised the agreement.

    “If this is the deal, we’re obviously very hopeful,” said White House Budget Director Jim Nussle . “It meets the president’s requirements of the troops.”

    Details are still being finalized, but the heart of the deal is that the bill will include about $165 billion in funding for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan to last the rest of this year and into June 2009; a large expansion of a veterans’ education benefit, the GI bill, that will not be offset; and a 13-week extension of unemployment insurance for all states.

    According to GOP aides, the bill (HR 2642) will not include any policy restrictions on how the war funding can be spent — a key White House demand.

    In addition, the supplemental is expected to postpone six Medicaid regulations that Bush had proposed. The original House version of the war funding bill had delayed seven regulations, and a separate piece of legislation (HR 5613) had received overwhelming support when the House passed it, 349-62, as a stand-alone bill in April.

  • Bring on the Bikers, and Pass the "Dough"

    Motorcyclists gearing up for rally at U.S. Marine center

    By Kristin Bender, Contra Costa Times
    Wednesday, June 18th, 2008 at 1:58 pm in Uncategorized

     

    When Eagles Up, the pro-military group, rode into Berkeley in March they designated the city as a “no spend zone” to penalize the city financially for its anti-military stance.

    Except for buying a pizza, organizers said bikers didn’t spend a dime in Berkeley. Well, the group has changed its’ tune and is returning to the city this Saturday to show Berkeley a little love and some dead presidents.

    “This time, I think we should spend money - at every establishment that has two things displayed in their window -  an American flag (and)  a sign that says, “We Support the Troops,” organizer Doug Lyvere, the director of Western Operations for Eagles Up, tells me. The group will converge on the U.S. Marine center at 64 Shattuck Square about 10 a.m. Saturday and rally until noon when Move America Forward leader Melanie Morgan and others will give speeches in support of the Marines, who earlier this year were called “uninvited and unwelcome intruders” by the Berkeley City Council.

    Organizers, who are already scouting Berkeley for America flags and troop support signs, are also encouraging members to spend at least one $2 bill. “ They’re rare enough to make a point.  Any every business that gets at least one of these, will know that the veterans are giving back, again,” Lyvere says.  

    There’s no telling how many motorcyclists will show up Saturday. Last time, organizers said there were 400 bikers who spent $25,000 to $30,000 in neighboring cities. That’s a lot of pizza.  

  • Al Gore: Energy Hog (and Food Porker, too)

    I watched Al Gore on UStream.tv yesterday delivering his BIG endorsement for Barry Obama (and I mean big, as in huge girth) chuckling to myself about how the Obamaniacs think this is going to make a difference. I wonder.

    I have also been wondering about how Gore's 500 million dollar effort to force us to 'reduce our carbon footprint' is playing out.

    Turns out, not so much.

    Leslie Graves tipped me off to another Liberal, Democrat, RED-HOT hyprocisy.

    You all may remember last year, the day after Gore won his Oscar, that a tiny think tank in Tennessee released his energy bills, which were outsized.   

    The Tennessee Center for Policy Research (TCPR) had access to the bills because in Tennessee, all utility bills are a matter of public record.  TCPR came under a relentless assault from the usual suspects online for a week after their revelation, as chronicled by Deroy Murdock here

     The response from the Gore camp was to send out many press releases about how they were installing many green improvements to the home to reduce its carbon footprint.  That may not have worked so well, because TCPR has just now sent out a "how's Al Gore doing a year later" press release, revealing that his home energy use has increased by 10%.   

     

  • Anti-American Groups Call for Massive Protests Saturday in Berkeley!

    The radical anti-war, Marxist, and violence prone organization The World Can't Wait, plus their sisters-in-pink are calling for a massive counter-demonstration this weekend in Berkeley, Calif.

    I am joining with EaglesUP, motorcyclists from around California, and beyond to remind the Berkeley City Council we haven't forgotten their slander of our Marines and others in the military.

    Read this posting from WCW - it's scary how stupid these people really are.

     

    PROTEST AT BERKELEY MARINE RECRUITING STATION

    Mass Non-Violent Rally & Demonstration Map & Directions

    On March 22, hundreds of right wing, pro-war bikers invaded Berkeley to rally in front of the Marine recruiting station, waving signs calling for locking up unpatriotic "traitors" and "waterboard the liberals."

    On June 21, they are coming back with their "call to arms" to "support the troops" spreading thru veterans groups, motorcycle clubs, the Boy Scouts, and pro-war media.

    The eyes of the country were on our anti-war resistance this Spring, and that's what the right wingers want to attack. Their goal is to intimidate the people of Berkeley, including the City Council, who despite capitulating on their original resolution calling the recruiters "unwelcome and unwanted intruders," still haven't apologized to the Marines.

    Clearly, Berkeley's outpouring of resistance to recruiters this past Spring still poses a threat to the warmongers' plans - our anti-war resistance is something they want to snuff out before it spreads.

    This gives us a unique opportunity to turn something negative into a positive! On June 21, the major media spotlight will once again be on Berkeley and the Marine recruiting station. Let's show them that the people of Berkeley (and the rest of the Bay Area - everyone should join in!) stand against the war, the torture, and the recruiters that are preying on our youth.

    Come to this mass nonviolent rally with your family, friends and neighbors. Let's speak out, bring banners, wear orange jumpsuits, and bring some reality into the mix.

    Let's show the world that there is nothing "honorable" about fighting this illegal and immoral war, and that we will not allow fascist thugs gunning motorcycle engines and shouting "USA NUMBER ONE" to become the new norm - in downtown Berkeley or anywhere else!

    (Ed. God forbid that anyone should take pride in America, celebrating that we are number one most compassionate, giving and generous country in the world, willing to fight for the freedom of the oppressed.)

  • Obama and Winnie the Pooh: Fighters for Freedom

    Jim Geraghty over at NRO has an excellent observation this morning...

     In 2004, Richard Holbrooke, an adviser to John Kerry, thought he was doing the candidate a favor when he gave an interview to the New York Times' Matt Bai and said, ''We're not in a war on terror, in the literal sense...'The war on terror is like saying 'the war on poverty.' It's just a metaphor."

    Instead, President Bush added that comment to his stump speech, and cited it as often as possible.

    Today, Obama adviser probably thinks he's doing Obama a favor by speaking before the Center for New American Security and declaring, "Winnie the Pooh seems to me to be a fundamental text on national security."

    Source:
    Barack Obama aide: Why Winnie the Pooh should shape US foreign policy

    More: NRO Blog

    If we don't see John McCain holding up a copy of Winnie the Pooh in one hand and the U.S. military's Counterinsurgency Manual, written by Gen. David Petraeus, in the other, in the near future, then the McCain camp is missing a major, major opportunity...

  • Bikers and Babes Return to Berkeley!

    I can't wait until next Saturday!  I get to ride the back of a Harley into Berkeley once again, pipes rumbling, and flags flying.

    We are sending another message to the Berkeley City Council we haven't forgotten the blood libel against our troops, and we're NOT backing down.

    If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area or beyond - Saddle Up! Our troops need your support.

    Here's what's new from Doug Lyvere who has orchestrated what is sure to be another powerful event in the land of fruits and nuts of Berzerkely, California.

     

    As you know, their City Council labeled the Marine Corps Recruiters as uninvited and unwelcome intruders in their fair city and requested they leave to make more space to sell tye-dyed t-shirts and bong pipes. Well, with the help of Move America Forward and several other like-minded organizations, last March we sent a message to the City Council and the Code Pinkos that it was not nice to talk bad about Devil Dogs cause you will get bit!

     

    June 21st should send a message that such behavior will no longer go unopposed, and that supporting the troops is not just putting a magnet on your car. This will no doubt again make National news, so if you can't make the trip, watch the tube for coverage, and be sure to log onto our site following the rally for what I'm sure will be some very entertaining AAR's.

    Thunderstrike in Berkeley 6/21/08

    8:00 am to 10:00 am -Stage at Watergate Tower 2, 2200 Powell St, Emeryville, Ca (KSU at 10:30)

    10:00 KSU, ride to Berkeley and assemble at Marine recruiting office

    12:00 Update on Veterans No Spend Zone – followed by Melanie Morgan and 2 Very Special Guest Speakers

    Contact:  west@eaglesup.us 

      
  • The Wrath of Media Matters - KSFO's Lee Rodgers in Crosshairs (Again)

    Media Matters for America, the left-wing, George Soros funded hate machine is aiming its vitriol at my former co-host at KSFO Radio in San Francisco.

    Lee Rodgers committed an unpardonable sin by accurately pointing out that (some) of the women in the Democrat party are relying on Big Daddy government to pay the bills.

    I can just hear Rodgers now responding to this post 

    ..... Who gives a rats (bleep bleep bleep) what Media Matters for America thinks about ANYTHING!?!

    Or something to that effect.

    What's the big freakin' deal anyway? On the campaign trail Sunday, Senator Obama warned African-American males they have ACT LIKE MEN and not just a sperm-donor.

    Media Matters is, as usual, out of step with the mainstream. But that is how David Brock and Company rake in millions from dopes who think that everything wrong with America today is the fault of --conservatives!

     

  • Courage from Iraq, Cowardice in Democrat D.C.

    This excellent Washington Post editorial noting that Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki has had the courage to stand up to Iran and to emphasize his desire for a long-strategic partnership with the U.S. .  

    The Post observes:

     It would seem to be an obvious U.S. gain in what, according to Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) as well as President Bush, is the urgent task of countering Iran's attempt to dominate the Middle East. It means that Iraq, a country with the world's second largest oil reserves and a strategic linchpin of the Middle East, just might emerge from the last five years of war and turmoil as an American ally, even if its relations with Iran remain warm.  So it's hard to fathom why Democrats in Congress have joined Ayatollah Khamenei in denouncing the U.S.-Iraqi agreements even before they are written. … If the United States were to make a formal commitment to defend Iraq from external aggression, congressional consideration and approval of the pact would be appropriate. For now, the biggest risk is that Tehran and its allies will pressure Mr. Maliki into backing away from a partnership with Washington. In that case, Iran would hasten to substitute itself as Iraq's defender and strategic ally, with momentous implications for the rest of the Middle East. Surely this is not what the Democrats want. 

    Unnoted but implicit is the extent to which Iraq’s elected government is becoming not just a real government but one that is increasingly sophisticated, vigorous and bold in pursuit of Iraq’s national interest (which overlaps with America’s national interest).

    The WaPo link is here.  
  • Another Limbaugh Makes Good!

    As a fellow Missourian, and a huge fan of all the Limbaugh boys (Rush, David, and Andy)...great news from RushLimbaugh.com concerning the Senate appointment of his cousin Stephen to the Federal bench.

    I don't know Stephen Limbaugh, Jr. but I share the excitement and pride of his family. (..interestingly, Judge Limbaugh looks like a carbon copy of his cousin and my friend David Limbaugh....funny how family genes work.)

    (See the resemblance?)

    Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr. Confirmed by United States Senate


    Listen To It! WMP | RealPlayer 


    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT
    RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, please indulge me here as I interrupt today's excursion into broadcast excellence for a personal moment, one of great pride, joy, and happiness for all of the members of my family.  This is audio from the Senate.  After hearing arguments over the nomination of my cousin Stephen Limbaugh, Jr., to the federal bench, district judge, Eastern District of Missouri, this afternoon in Washington, after hearing the arguments, the clerk and Senator Jon Tester make this announcement.

    TESTER:  Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr., of Missouri to be United States district judge.

    CLERK:  The question now occurs on the Limbaugh nomination, all in favor say aye.  Aye.  Opposed, nay.  The ayes appear to have it. The ayes do have it. The nomination is confirmed.

    RUSH:  We're all very proud of my cousin Steve.  He's currently serving on the Missouri State Supreme Court, has been there for a while.  He was just confirmed moments ago to the United States Federal District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, and we're just happy as we can be.  Now, it sounded like nobody voted, and that's true, and when nobody votes for you, you get in. I'm just making this up.  (laughing) Sorry, Steve, a little fun. We're just ecstatically proud.  We got the note last night that this was going to be done by unanimous consent today, and I wanted to share this with everybody because we in the family are very, very proud of this.  
    Read the Background Material...
    AP: Senate Confirms Mo. Judges
  • Classy Chrissy Matthews - NOT.

    Ed Morrissey over at HotAir.com has put together an amazing piece about how Chris Matthews of MSNBC used the death of Tim Russert to launch an anti-war "Bush Lied, People Died" diatribe.

    • Chris Matthews had his opportunity to offer remembrances of his colleague, Tim Russert, on Countdown with Keith Olbermann last night, and used it to give an anti-war screed. Even worse, he made Russert out to be a dupe bamboozled by the Bush administration while presenting himself as a superior journalist

    Shockingly. Classless.

    Matthews even made Keith Olbermann look good, by comparison. And that's a pretty stunning feat.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2008/06/14/stay-classy-chris-matthews/

  • E.D. Hill Fired From Fox News Show?

    HyScience.com is reporting that long-time Fox News anchor E.D. Hill has been dumped from her show --because of a perceived slight to the Obamas. IF this report is true, (and it might simply been because of contract negotiations, ratings, or something else unrelated to her comments) --I must object.

    I watched the video promo that is causing this ruckus, and possibly Ms.Hill's job. It is completely asinine to assume that she was attempting to link Sentor Obama and his wife to terrorism.

    That's MY job, and I take it on by pointing out in my column at WorldNetDaily.com that the Obamas are indefensibly cozy with terrorist sympathizers and ACTUAL terrorists like Bill Ayers and his wife Bernadette Dohrn.

    I have been sounding the alarm, pounding the keyboards, speaking publicly, warning everyone about this development since April, including two columns I wrote for WorldNetDaily.com – "Barack's terrorist-sympathizing fundraiser" and "Jeremiah Wright on estrogen."

    As a professional broadcaster with over 30 years experience, I am guessing (with no actual knowledge of the situation) that Fox News was looking for a reason to move E.D. Hill to another time slot due to poor ratings.

    Regardless, the moonbats are already claiming another conservative scalp. And that is what really disturbs me.

    The crackpots with keyboards don't know a damn thing about how the Media works, the severe economic problems the industry faces, and why hundreds, perhaps thousands of radio, television and print folks are being laid-off.

  • Sudden Heart Attack Claims Life of NBC's Tim Russert

    America lost a legendary figure in the worlds of politics and journalism.  A fair, decent and honorable human being, Tim Russert set a standard for professionalism that few of his colleagues ever came close to matching.  When Russert conducted an interview or reported on a story, he did so with an impartiality that would leave viewers clueless as to his personal biases.  That's exactly how it should be done, and nobody did it better than Russert.

     

    Russert's passing today seems especially cruel, because it is nearing the one year anniversary of the shocking death of San Francisco's KGO Radio and Television Host Pete Wilson.

     

    RadioEqualizer has a round-up of reaction.

     

    Tim and Pete left us far too early to join with the Angels...

    R.I.P. Gentlemen

  • New Column Provokes Hostile Website Attack by Obama Supporters!

    My latest column at WorldNetDaily.com must have hit a nerve with the leftist supporters of Senator Obama.

    The crackpot crowd retaliated with a SPAM attack on my website's email and through WND.com

    All the terrorist supporters in cyberspace won't shut me up...even though they keep trying. 

    Read the column and then check back to see what the Freepers are saying here. 

    HOT TALK
    Barack Obama: Today's Soylent Green
    Exclusive: Melanie Morgan whacks senator for terrorist ties, troop-funding opposition


    By Melanie Morgan

    The Barack Obama campaign phenomenon increasingly resembles the 1973 science fiction movie "Soylent Green" more and more with each passing day.

    A quick viewing of the film's promotional trailer will help to explain my point.

    Replace the movie's scenes of huge crowds who desperately gathered for food with the television images of Obama's super-sized campaign rallies, where disaffected voters frantically gather to see the pseudo-messianic figure of Obama deliver vacuous promises of "change" and "hope."

    I feel a bit like Charlton Heston's character from the movie, knowing the secret of what was in Soylent Green, but finding it difficult to get people to wake up to the sickening reality. The truth about Barack Obama's indefensible coziness with terrorists and jihadists must similarly be told.

    A glimmer of hope emerged yesterday when Politico.com finally broke the mainstream media's silence on the involvement of the radical, Marxist, terrorist-sympathizer Jodie Evan's bundling operations for Obama's presidential campaign.  

    Like Heston's character in Soylent Green, I've been sounding the alarm, pounding the keyboards, speaking publicly, warning everyone about this development since April, including two columns I wrote for WorldNetDaily.com – "Barack's terrorist-sympathizing fundraiser" and "Jeremiah Wright on estrogen."

    And there are plenty more terrorist-sympathizers on Barack Obama's speed dial besides Jodie Evans.

  • Anthony Kennedy: How Dare You!

    The swing vote on today's stunning Supreme Court decision giving UNLAWFUL enemy combatants access to our civilian courts can be laid squarely at the feet of Justice Anthony Kennedy.

    This, folks, is a terrible terrible news. 

    As usual, Mark Levin, a constitutional lawyer, commentator and talk show host has the best take I have seen so far.

    From NRO.com

    Mark Levin:

    While I am still reviewing the 5-4 decision written by Anthony Kennedy, apparently giving GITMO detainees access to our civilian courts, at the outset I am left to wonder whether all POWs will now have access to our civilian courts? After all, you would think lawful enemy combatants have a better claim in this regard than unlawful enemy combatants. And if POWs have access to our civilian courts, how do our courts plan to handle the thousands, if not tens of thousands of cases, that will be brought to them in future conflicts?

    It has been the objective of the left-wing bar to fight aspects of this war in our courtrooms, where it knew it would have a decent chance at victory. So complete is the Court’s disregard for the Constitution and even its own precedent now that anything is possible. And what was once considered inconceivable is now compelled by the Constitution, or so five justices have ruled. I fear for my country. I really do. And AP, among others, reports this story as a defeat for “the Bush administration.” Really? I see it as a defeat for the nation.

    UPDATE: The 5-4 GITMO decision brings to the front, yet again, John McCain’s position on judges versus his own policies. McCain undoubtedly supports the 5-4 decision, yet the justices who voted against it, and argued strenuously against it, are of the kind McCain claims to want on the bench. We have seen the same issue arise respecting campaign finance. This is not to say that McCain won’t nominate originalists to the bench. But if he does, he will be nominating to the Court individuals who are better adherents to the Constitution than he is.

  • CONFIRMED: BUSH IS NO RONALD REAGAN, AND NEITHER IS McCAIN

    What if I were to tell you that gasoline prices could go down overnight, jobs would return the following day, the Dow Jones would skyrocket, and America could be assured of oil supplies for one thousand years?

    You would call me crazy, as would the Left-wing Democrats.

    But author/columnist Jack Wheeler has a plan guaranteed to accomplish all that and more.

    His bold pitch was presented to President Bush recently --who shockingly turned him down.

    If you don't read a single thing for the rest of the week, you must read this column here.

  • Fighting the Treachery of the Left, One Lie at a Time

    From Cliff May, President of Freedom for the Defense of Democracies

     

     

    "...You’ll want to carefully read the piece below by FDD’s Andy McCarthy on congressional efforts to create a false narrative – otherwise known as a lie – regarding the American decision to intervene in Iraq, the intelligence underlying that decision, and who supported the intervention.

     
    Three examples:
     “When you look at what Saddam Hussein has at his disposal, in terms of chemical, biological and perhaps even nuclear weapons, we cannot ignore the threat that he poses to the region and the fact that he has fomented terrorism throughout his reign.” - This was said by Senator Dick Durbin, now one of those charging that the danger represented by Saddam was exaggerated by President Bush.  “Saddam Hussein represents a grave threat to the United States, and I have concluded we must use force to deal with him if all other means fail.”-         

    This was said by Sen. Jay Rockefeller, who also now insists that Bush distorted pre-war intelligence.  As for the that intelligence, there is this: “Baghdad has chemical and biological weapons as well as missiles with ranges in excess of UN restrictions; if left unchecked, it would probably have a nuclear weapon during this decade.”

    Saddam’s regime, the intelligence community maintained, was “reconstituting its nuclear weapons program.” It had “chemical and biological weapons,” and “mobile facilities for producing bacterial and toxin BW agents.” -

    That’s from the 2002 National Intelligence Estimate."   There is plenty more along the same lines.

     Read the whole piece.   
  • High Gas Prices, Blame Democrats

    The Dem's deserve a hot heapin' plate of scorched scorn when it comes to soaring gasoline prices.

    They are blocking every single common sense solution. Erick Erickson at RedState.com has a handy compare and contrast for you.

    Newt Gingrich is pushing hisDrill Here. Drill Now. solution as gas prices go up.

    Sign the petition!

    It is a great idea. Along those lines, here is some information that really reflects the differences between the Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. House -- and why winning back the House is important.

    In a breakdown of top energy issues, you'll find the GOP is in favor of more options for energy than the Democrats.

    ANWR Exploration
    House Republicans: 91% Supported
    House Democrats: 86% Opposed
     
    Coal-to-Liquid
    House Republicans: 97% Supported
    House Democrats: 78% Opposed
     
    Oil Shale Exploration
    House Republicans: 90% Supported
    House Democrats: 86% Opposed
     
    Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Exploration
    House Republicans: 81% Supported
    House Democrats: 83% Opposed
     
    Refinery Increased Capacity
    House Republicans: 97% Supported
    House Democrats: 96% Opposed
     

  • Mainstream Media, Conservative Bloggers Pick-Up on Melanie Morgan Exclusive!

    ...it took awhile, but FINALLY my exclusive story about Jodi Evans, CodePink co-founder bundling money for Barack Obama has hit the mainstream...and beyond.

    RedState.com has the details here.

    Over at Politico, Jonathan Martinhas a blog up about another Obama radical. This time, it's big time campaign bundler and Code Pink co-Founder Jodie Evans.

    Evans is a notorious figure, notorious most recently for aninflammatory interview where she suggested that Osama bin Laden was basically being a reasonable chap defending his home:

    Jodie Evans:… "We were attacked because we were in Saudi Arabia, that was the message of Osama, was that because we had our bases in the Middle East, he attacked the United States."

    Paul A. Ibbetson: "Do you think that's a valid argument?"

    Evans: "Sure. Why do we have bases in the Middle East? We totally violated the rights of that country. Why do we get to have bases in the Middle East?"

    You can catch the audiohere.

    I am scheduled to be on Paul Ibbetson's show next week. I am more than happy to share my original reporting (Kristinn Taylor, contributor) with him, and the rest of the blogosphere.

  • Winning the War In Iraq, Killing 20,000 Jihadists While Liberal Media Averts It's Eyes..

    How Prime Minister Maliki Pacified Iraq

    By KIMBERLY KAGAN and FREDERICK W. KAGAN
    June 10, 2008; Page A17

    America is very close to succeeding in Iraq. The "near-strategic defeat" of al Qaeda in Iraq described by CIA Director Michael Hayden last month in the Washington Post has been followed by the victory of the Iraqi government's security forces over illegal Shiite militias, including Iranian-backed Special Groups. The enemies of Iraq and America now cling desperately to their last bastions, while the political process builds momentum.

  • Home, Sweet, Home

    My buddy Mark Williams and I spent the past several days in San Diego filling in for our friend,  Roger Hedgecock, on AM 600 KOGO Radio.We had more fun than a barrel of monkeys.

    And you know how much I love monkeys.

     

     

    (photo courtesy of sfgate.com)

    Mark and I want to thank all the staff at KOGO, including Program Director Cliff Albert, producers Jimmy Valentine, Macarena, and Angela. They made us feel very welcome, and helped us produce a show that we were very proud to put on the radio. We attacked the moonbats who are trying to drive Blackwater International (the private security firm responsible for keeping Congressional Critters and Senate syncophants safe) out of San Diego, mocked a ‘Scientist’ who felt very smug about filling-up her Pius, er, Preius automobile while simultaneously denouncing the Bush energy policies and happily pronouncing Global Warming is real because President Bush declared it to be true (don’t ask me to explain that one!)

     But if you want to hear our shows, here is the link to the podcasts.http://www.rogerhedgecock.com/cc-common/podcast.html     

     

    Next up, “From the Frontlines” live on UStream.tv on June 26th.  So many cool broadcasts, so little time.
  • Special Guest Michelle Malkin on the Roger Hedgecock Program

    Melanie Morgan and Mark Williams: Special Guest Michelle Malkin on the Roger Hedgecock nationally syndicated program. Listen to the audio clip.

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  • Melanie Morgan Lands New Radio Gig!

    Exciting news for talk radio junkies!

     I have an important new job.

    I am filling-in for the fantastic Roger Hedgecock on his nationally syndicated radio program tomorrow from 9 am to Noon, and on Roger's local show on KOGO in San Diego from 3 pm to 7 pm Monday and Tuesday.

    (Sorry folks, I couldn't resist the big tease, as we call it in radio.)

    No, I'm not ready to come out of semi-retirement. I have too much work to do producing "From the Frontlines" with Michelle Malkin on June 26th to think seriously about a real paycheck.

    But I am very honored to join with Mark Williams, (formerly of KFBK in Sacramento) to co-host for Roger this weekend.

    Mark and I have worked together as co-hosts on KSFO in San Francisco, my former employer, and we have traveled together to Iraq (alongwith his wife Holly, of course!) Mark, Holly and I won the Associated Press Mark Twain Award for our live coverage of "Voices of Soldiers" in 2005

    (Mark Williams pictured far right, Iraqi General Abdul Qader Mohammad Jassim in middle, Melanie Morgan far left)

    Watch out when the two of us get together on the radio. We are like a couple of kids let loose in the candy store. Who knows what will happen, and who will be skewered by our laser focus on conservative causes!

    I have stored up lots of things to talk about, so don't miss it tomorrow at 9:00 am on Hottalk 560 in San Francisco, KOGO in San Diego, and many other markets across the United States.

    KOGO and Roger Hedgecock are proudly conservative, and wildly supportive of our military.

    A winning combination all around.

  • Don't Quit Now, Hillary!


    Visit WorldNetDaily.com for this column and many others. WorldNetDaily.com is a proud sponsor of "From the Frontlines" coming June 26th via UStream.tv


    HOT TALK

    Exclusive: Melanie Morgan urges Clinton to stay in the fight, outflank Obama on left


    By Melanie Morgan

    Dear Hillary Rodham (I'm sure these days you want to forget you're married to Bill Clinton, the red-faced, skirt-chasing dope that dragged your campaign through a trailer park).

    Let's talk mano y mano, girlfriend to girlfriend, shall we? I understand that you are quitting the race shortly. I also understand that this is a big mistake. What strong woman quits when things get a little hairy?

    Women warriors have led the way for you, Hillary. They have suffered severed limbs, broken hearts and burned bras. Did they walk from the battlefield? No!

    In ancient times, before Jesus was born, Queen Vishpla lost her leg in battle. Did she quit? No! She was fitted with an iron prosthesis and returned to battle.

    Did Phung Thi Chinh quit the battles of A.D. 43 between Vietnam and China when she needed to give birth? No! She delivered her child at the battlefront and moved forward.

    Did Monica Lewinsky quit when your husband said he wanted to play sex games with tobacco products? No, she donned her thong and vamped her way around Bill's secretary, Betty Curry.

    It's time to buck up, Hillary. You must not disgrace those who have gone before you. Think like Madame de Saint-Belmont, who disguised herself as a man and fought a duel against a cavalry officer after he ignored a letter she had sent complaining of his discourtesy.

    You're halfway there, Hillary, thanks to your adherence to wearing pantsuits and scaring the bejeebers out of most men who worked for your husband. Where's the good old Hillary Rodham who said: "I'm not some little woman standing by my man like Tammy Wynette"? That Hillary would not lie down for a man. Ever. Get out of the kitchen, girlfriend!

    We all know you're a smart woman with more testosterone than Barack Obama. You probably have more male hormones than Michelle Obama, too. The problem is that Obama has bigger ears than you, and I don't mean that in a, well, mean way. He just listens to the cry of the people who want change.

  • Congressional Backlash to CodePink in Berkeley

    I am breaking open the bubbly tonight - I just learned that Congress is stepping up to the plate and introducing legislation to stop the traitorous actions of CodePink and its harassment of our Marines in Berkeley, Ca.

    Military expert Elaine Donnelly at NRO has details.

    Time to Curb “Code Pink”   [Elaine Donnelly]

    Finally, a member of Congress has announced a laudable plan to do something about the abusive behavior of demonstrators of the anti-war left.  Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, has introduced legislation to deal with what he has described as “a growing number of our fellow citizens [who] are abusing their right of free expression through vandalism and violent protest aimed at military recruiters and those who wish to serve.”

    A prime example occurred in January, when leftist agitators gathered signatures on a petition demanding that the Berkeley, California, City Council shut down a local Marine Corps recruiting office.  Playing to the radical “Code Pink” group that organized the protest, all but one of the City Council members voted to send a letter to the Marines, asking them to leave the city. The Council’s letter derided the Marines as “unwanted, unwelcome intruders.”  The arrogant insult drew national attention and motivated hundreds of local counter-demonstrators, led by California talk show hostMelanie Morgan and others who support the military.

  • EXTRA, EXTRA, READ ALL ABOUT IT!

    The rest of the country is now being notified in press releases and emails what I have been hinting at on this website for the past few days.

    The impossibly funny, smart, warm and intellectually driven Ann Coulter is going to join us in the live broadcast "From the Frontlines" on June 26th at HotAir.com presented by Move America Forward, UStream.tv and Kithbridge, Inc.

    Liberals HATE Ann Coulter. Conservatives LOVE Ann Coulter. Most folks, though, don't know a side of her that I do. Ann is unstintingly generous in giving support to others who work to share our conservative ideals, and especially our American military.

    Ann's late father nicknamed her "Hart"...and that perfectly describes Ann. She has a huge HEART for our troops.


    Melanie Morgan with Colonel Ollie North in Kuwait. Melanie
    and Colonel North met with U.S. troops who were on their way to Iraq.
    Melanie personally delivered thousands of the 226,000 Christmas
    and holiday cards MAF collected for our troops.
    (photo credit, Matt Sanchez)

     

    Colonel Oliver North and his co-author Chuck Holton are now confirmed VIP guests appearing on "From The Frontlines."

    Who better to tell the narrative of a winning war and the heroes who fight it?

    I met Chuck Holton and Col. North when they bought me dinner a few months ago in Kuwait. And all I can offer them is a few stinkin' bagels when they join the broadcast. Via airmail.

    ....well, maybe more than that. I can give these two gentlemen my unflinching admiration, for a start.

    Ollie North is a true American patriot.

    Chuck is a Christian adreneline junkie, who travels all around the world reporting on the hot-spots, protected by the angels.  Right now he's in Haiti.

    Read the new book by North and Holton, called "American Heroes." Pick it up for Father's day, or simply because it is a fantastic read.

    And don't forget Ann's book, which is also a welcome gift!

  • Fire Up Air Obama, Suggested Course: Iraq

    Why Obama Must Go to Iraq

    By PETE HEGSETH
    June 5, 2008

    Earlier this year, I spent five days in Iraq, walking the same streets in Baghdad where I had served two years earlier as an infantry platoon leader in the 101st Airborne Division.

    The visit reinforced for me not only the immense complexity of the war – so often lost in our domestic political debate – but also the importance of taking the time to visit Iraq to talk with the soldiers and Marines serving on the front lines in order to grasp the changing dynamics of a fluid battlefield.

    It is for this reason that the failure of Sen. Barack Obama to travel to Iraq over the past two and a half years is worrisome, and a legitimate issue in this presidential election.

    Since his election to the United States Senate in 2004, Mr. Obama has traveled to Iraq just once – in January 2006. This was more than a year before Gen. David Petraeus took command and the surge began. It was also several months before Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's government came into office. Although Mr. Obama frequently criticizes the Iraqi leader on the campaign trail, he has never actually met him.

  • The Dangers of Media Over Exposure & Alliances with Left-Wing Blood Suckers

    Cindy Sheehan, then.

     

    (photo from theinsidedope.com)

    Cindy Sheehan, now.

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    (photo from sfcitizen.com)

    Where is Jesse Jackson? And Joan Baez? And Susan Sarandon, or her baby Daddy Tim Robbins? Whatever happened tothat movie dealstarring Sarandon as Sheehan anyway?

    Sheehan's dream of unseating House Speaker Nancy Pelosi came to a screeching halt Tuesday night with Pelosi's landslide victory. Sheehan is finished. Right? Not so fast, says the commie crowd.

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    Photo: Reuters 

    Where have all the movie stars gone?

    The answer my friend, is blowin’ in the wind, the answer is blowin’ in the wind.

  • "From the Frontlines" Support Rolling In....


    Some great news to pass along to you - as of this morning we have surpassed $100,000 in care package sponsorships as part of Move America Forward's effort to send the largest care package shipment to U.S. troops in history.

    More all-star celebrities have signed on to support this effort, and I'll be giving you the juicy news on these developments later this week.

    For now, I'm committed to working to get the care package sponsorships closer to $1 MILLION.  I know we can do it. So many people have sponsored care packages of $149 and up.  A few of you have already made sponsorships in excess of $1,000!

    You're making history folks.  The news media and our political leaders are going to be stunned by this outpouring of support for our troops.  Please keep it up, and ask others to join in.

    Sponsor care packages here:
    http://www.thecampaignstore.com/store/default.asp?parentid=409

    - Melanie Morgan
    Chairman, Move America Forward
    http://www.MoveAmericaForward.org

  • MoonBat Attack!

    While appearing as a guest on blogtalk's A NEWT ONE last night to talk about our exciting new telethon coming up June 26th, I was cut-off. I didn't think too much of it, as that happens from time to time during live interviews.

    Little did I know the backstory.

    A NEWT ONE-THE TRUTH SURGE

    Listening to last night's very good show, highlighting the massive support the troops telethon being headlined by our friend Melanie Morgan of Move America Forward, you may have thought you were merely listening to a great show. Ah, don't be fooled. What was occurring behind the scenes, was as masterful a performance as you will ever witness, by an elite moonbat slaying tactician.

    With the collective IQ of a grapefruit, A Newt One's enemies decided to launch a full-scale assault on last show, involving the same tired tactics that have been rebuffed a thousand times. Sure, it succeeded once-eons ago- but that is of little consequence to the larger battle.

    After all, the sun shines on a dog's ass eventually. That moonbats lack the intellect and creativity to adapt, learn and recalibrate strategy, is a given. They can only retry the same strategy that once worked, in the vain hopes that it may work again. To adapt, requires problem solving skills-something moonbats just don't have. This is why they become the miserable failures they are.

    Yet, what occurred last night, exceeds our normal (expected) level of intellectual and tactical superiority over the coalition of the unhinged.

    Last night, while hosting the show, with an important guest, Snooper-by himself- conducted a symphony of slayage that can only be described as legendary. He rebuffed 52 moonbat inspired calls while never once losing his place in the show.

    You, at home, didn't even notice.

    The sheer collective intellectual prowess, held beneath the ANO roof, is the stuff of legend and lore. Congratulate Snooper today on a boot well placed on a troll's throat.

    ~Sonlit

    (P.S. The show participants sent out a challenge to donate to our care package efforts, beginning with a $250 contribution to Move America Forward from Paul. Thanks guys!)

  • Congratulations, Senator Tom McClintock!

    Tom McClintock's Blow-Out Win Over Doug Ose Is A Big Deal

    Posted towww.flashreport.org – By Jon Fleischman, Publisher 

    6-4-2008 8:11 am

    Without a doubt, the Republican primary for California's Fourth Congressional District was the highest profile legislative race taking place in yesterday's statewide elections in California.  Whether you look at how the race shaped up locally, or how it was covered Inside The Beltway, the battle between conservative State Senator Tom McClintock and moderate former U.S. Representative Doug Ose was truly looked to as an election-day indicator of where the heart and soul of the GOP was, and whether Republicans want to see change in direction that their party has taken in the United States Capitol.

    Despite the massive financial advantage of Doug Ose, who cracked open the family's platinum piggy-bank to spend a staggering some of personal money, well over $3 million, McClintock was victorious last night.  Not only did McClintock win, he one in what can only be characterized as a blow-out, with the conservative icon grabbing the nomination with a 15 percentage point lead over Ose.

    Read more here.

  • Next Stop, Chappaqua

     UPDATE!

    Obama declares himself WINNER. Hillary declares she loves HEALTH CARE.

    Obama declares Hillary loves HEALTH CARE.

    Obama acknowledges Senator McCain's hero war record, wishes Senator McCain would acknowledge Obama's accomplishments.

    OUCH.

    My family sprawled out on our living couch tonight to watch both HRC and Barry Obama's speeches. Hillary --Snoozer. Until she announced she ain't quittin'. Big surprise, there!

    Lots of preachifying from Obama --Change! Change! Change!

    I particularly enjoyed the TV shot of one of Barry's supporters, directly behind him, yakking away on his cellphone and completely ignoring Obama's speech.

    BTW, did anyone else notice that Michelle Obama looked like a giant GRAPE in that purple outfit that she was wearing? Plus, it really made her appear, well, heavy. She needs to get a better stylist if she is going for the Jackie O look.

    Finally, I couldn't stand all the talk of socialized medicine from both sides, Retreat-Defeat-Surrender bullbleep, so I headed upstairs to the home office.

    Cool, cool emails from Hollywood celebrities confirming they will be joining "From the Frontlines" on June 26th. Guess you kinda know where my head is at.

     

    Bzzz. Bzzz. Bzzz.

    From whispers to full-throated roars, everyone is wondering 'WHAT'S SHE GONNA DO?'

    She, of course, is Hillary 'I Wanna Be President' Clinton.

    Ann Althouse (via Instapundit) has a more interesting take. What are the Republicans doing now that Obama appears to have clinched the Super Delegates for the Dem nomination?

    The GOP is eager to use video of Hillary to attack Obama and promote McCain.

    You can concede, but you can't take back that video.
    Hours before the polls closed Tuesday in the final two Democratic presidential primaries, the Republican National Committee began circulating a video of Hillary Clinton questioning Barack Obama’s qualifications to be commander-in-chief, and acknowledging John McCain has this important presidential credential.

    Now, about that VP idea...

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  • "It's OVER", Obama Hits Magic Number!

    Say Buh-Bye Hillary!

    The first black man in American history clinches Democrat delegate totals.

    From Breitbart.com

    Operaton Chaos was sure fun while it lasted! Good job, Rush.

    From RadioEqualizer

    To those looking to downplay Rush Limbaugh's (and by extension, talk radio's) role in the presidential primary season, yesterday's results from Puerto Rico have brought bad news indeed.

    Because English- language talk radio doesn't have a significant foothold in the island territory, exit poll results give us a good comparison to states where Limbaugh's Operation Chaos was heavily promoted.

    The difference between an Op Chaos state and Puerto Rico is noteworthy, according to Al Giordano of
    The Field:


    Here are the CNN exit poll results, which suggest that the margin could be as high as 70 percent to 30 percent, has 73 percent of the voters reporting that they have family in New York, and - here’s the most interesting stat - only five percent of Clinton voters wouldn’t be satisfied with a Clinton nomination.

    That’s a much lower number than has occurred in other states that voted once Rush Limbaugh began his “Operation Chaos” urging Republican-supporting voters to prank the Democratic primaries by voting for Clinton. Spanish-speaking Puerto Rico, obviously, is a place where Limbaugh has no significant listenership, and this provides us a yardstick with which to measure Limbaugh’s actual impact on English-speaking state primaries.

    In Kentucky for example, on May 20, a full 19 percent of Clinton’s voters said they would not be satisfied with her nomination. On May 13, an equal number - 19 percent - of her own voters in West Virginia said they wouldn’t be satisfied with her nomination. But only five percent in Puerto Rico were in that category. This suggests that 14 percent of Clinton’s vote in recent mainland state primaries consisted of the Limbaugh “chaos” voters.

     

  • F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C NEWS, READ ALL ABOUT IT!

    THE DREAM TEAM OF TALK RADIO COME TOGETHER, ONE TIME ONLY! 

    Rush. Sean. Mark. Ollie. Monica.

    Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin, North and Crowley, the leading voices in conservative talk radio, who are appearing on the live telethon "From the Frontlines", brought to the Internet by Move America Forward, HotAir.com, UStream, and Kithbridge, Inc. have some new company.

    THE ALL-STAR CONSERVATIVE TALKER LINE UP IS GETTING CROWDED.

    I am very proud to announce that the two leading ladies of the airwaves, Laura Ingraham and Dr. Laura Schlessinger are going to appear on this historic, cutting-edge use of Internet television!

    Dr. Laura has millions of listeners to her daily syndicated radio program. And everyone knows that she is the proud Mom of a deployed American serviceman fighting for us in Afghanistan.

    Laura Ingraham has traveled to Iraq and knows first hand that our troops are winning!

    Milblogger Michael Yon just today offered a startling prediction: that the war in Iraq will be won by 2008!

    Laura Ingraham has withstood biting attacks from the defeat-retreat-and surrender crowd. It doesn't bother her in the slightest. She has the truth on her side, and the intellect capable of defending it.

    Dr. Laura is always unstintingly generous in her support for our military men and women, and has been in the trenches with Move America Forward's efforts to make sure our troops come home in victory.

    NEVER BEFORE HAVE ALL THE TOP TALKERS IN THE COUNTRY RALLIED IN SUPPORT OF A SINGLE CAUSE ON ONE BROADCAST!

    Move America Forward and Michelle Malkin are partnering to bring the single largest care package delivery to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan in American history! The old record is 50,000 packages, but we think we can do much, much better than that, with your help.

    Michelle Malkin and I are co-hosting this broadcast, and we are very grateful to these beautiful, warm-hearted and talented patriotic Warrior Princesses from the Right.

    "From The Frontlines" promises to be not only informative, but entertaining as well. Hollywood celebrities, some of the top music acts in the industry, and military families, soldiers and Gold Star family members are joining us on the broadcast.

    Again, you can help make our web-based telethon a success by purchasing care packages for our troops at www.moveamericaforward.com in advance of the telethon and to get the latest details.

    BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE!

    KSFO RADIO IN SAN FRANCISCO HAS AGREED TO BECOME THE FIRST RADIO STATION TO CARRY THE AUDIO OF THE SHOW "FROM THE FRONTLINES" AND HOST BRIAN SUSSMAN WILL ALSO BE JOINING US LIVE VIA THE STREAM. MORE DETAILS COMING UP SHORTLY!

    BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE!

    Townhall.com, one of the premiere locations for conservative news and commentary, is signing on as a sponsor, as of today.

     Townhall.com joins early supporters NewsMax.com, WorldNetDaily.com, and Human Events in helping to promote this exciting show. Watch for more on their websites!

    Thank-you Townhall!

     

     

     

  • Michael Yon: "...War Could Be Won by End of 2008!


    From Move America Forward, written by Catherine Moy

    Permalink

    Expert Military Blogger: Iraq War May be Over by the End of 2008

    The good news in Iraq - and that means good news for Americans and all freedom loving people - keeps rolling in. Michael Yon, an expert on the war in Iraq who has spent his own money and time in the countr y to tell the truth, now says American forces and our Allies are close to winning the war.

    One of the biggest problems with the Iraq War is that politics has frequently triumphed over truth.  For instance, we went into Iraq with shoddy intelligence (at best), no reconstruction plan, and perhaps half as many troops as were required.  We refused to admit that an insurgency was growing, until the country collapsed into anarchy and civil war.  Now the truth is that Iraq is showing real progress on many fronts:  Al Qaeda is being defeated and violence is down and continuing to decrease.  As a result, the militias have lost their reason for existence and are getting beaten back or co-opted.  Shia, Sunni and Kurds are coming together—although with various stresses—under the national government.  If progress continues at this rate, it is very possible that before 2008 is out, we can finally say “the war has ended.”Yes, likely there still will be some American casualties, but if the violence continues to drop and the Iraqi government consolidates its gains, we will be able, in good conscience, to begin bringing more of our people home.  I will be paying very close attention to the words of Lieutenant General Raymond Odierno, who is replacing General Petraeus as the overall commander in Iraq.

    Yon offers to accompany any U.S. Senator, whether liberal, conservative, anti-war, pro-Iraqi and American triumph, to Iraq. Yon knows the geography and he knows thiwar. I hope that Senators take up his gracious offer. Maybe they will learn something - like we ARE - winning and surrender is not an option.

    Go to Yon’s site here. Buy his new book, it would make a great gift for Fathers Day.

  • Left-Wing WaPo Acknowledges Success in Iraq, Criticizes Democrats!

    Bring on the smelling salts.  You are going to pass out after you read this.  Brace yourself.

    washingtonpost.com 

    The Iraqi Upturn
    Don't look now, but the U.S.-backed government and army may be winning the war.

    Sunday, June 1, 2008; B06

    THERE'S BEEN a relative lull in news coverage and debate about Iraq in recent weeks -- which is odd, because May could turn out to have been one of the most important months of the war. While Washington's attention has been fixed elsewhere, military analysts have watched with astonishment as the Iraqi government and army have gained control for the first time of the port city of Basra and the sprawling Baghdad neighborhood of Sadr City, routing the Shiite militias that have ruled them for years and sending key militants scurrying to Iran. At the same time, Iraqi and U.S. forces have pushed forward with a long-promised offensive in Mosul, the last urban refuge of al-Qaeda. So many of its leaders have now been captured or killed that U.S. Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker, renowned for his cautious assessments, said that the terrorists have "never been closer to defeat than they are now."

    Iraq passed a turning point last fall when the U.S. counterinsurgency campaign launched in early 2007 produced a dramatic drop in violence and quelled the incipient sectarian war between Sunnis and Shiites. Now, another tipping point may be near, one that sees the Iraqi government and army restoring order in almost all of the country, dispersing both rival militias and the Iranian-trained "special groups" that have used them as cover to wage war against Americans. It is -- of course -- too early to celebrate; though now in disarray, the Mahdi Army of Moqtada al-Sadr could still regroup, and Iran will almost certainly seek to stir up new violence before the U.S. and Iraqi elections this fall. Still, the rapidly improving conditions should allow U.S. commanders to make some welcome adjustments -- and it ought to mandate an already-overdue rethinking by the "this-war-is-lost" caucus in Washington, including Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.).

    Gen. David H. Petraeus signaled one adjustment in recent testimony to Congress, saying that he would probably recommend troop reductions in the fall going beyond the ongoing pullback of the five "surge" brigades deployed last year. Gen. Petraeus pointed out that attacks in Iraq hit a four-year low in mid-May and that Iraqi forces were finally taking the lead in combat and on multiple fronts at once -- something that was inconceivable a year ago. As a result the Iraqi government of Nouri al-Maliki now has "unparalleled" public support, as Gen. Petraeus put it, and U.S. casualties are dropping sharply. Eighteen American soldiers died in May, the lowest total of the war and an 86 percent drop from the 126 who died in May 2007.

    If the positive trends continue, proponents of withdrawing most U.S. troops, such as Mr. Obama, might be able to responsibly carry out further pullouts next year. Still, the likely Democratic nominee needs a plan for Iraq based on sustaining an improving situation, rather than abandoning a failed enterprise. That will mean tying withdrawals to the evolution of the Iraqi army and government, rather than an arbitrary timetable; Iraq's 2009 elections will be crucial. It also should mean providing enough troops and air power to continue backing up Iraqi army operations such as those in Basra and Sadr City. When Mr. Obama floated his strategy for Iraq last year, the United States appeared doomed to defeat. Now he needs a plan for success.

     


  • Uncle Sam and Keith Olbermann!

    Too Delish!

    Keith Olbermann, the lunatic left-wing whack job who works for MSNBC, has a few tax problems!

    As a card-carrying member of the Democrat party and incessant supporter of the mantra to TAX THE RICH, Keith Uber-Dumb Dude has, ahem, "forgotten" to write the big check to Uncle Sam.

     

    And it's not the first time.

    OlbermannWatch has the saucy details here.

    The guy who has named me "Worst Person in the World" oh, a zillion times, has a lot more grief in store for him.

    That's a tease for a fresh can of whoop-ass coming his way in the next week or so.

    Sign the petition to "Suspend Keith Olbermann" in the top right hand corner.

  • Dem's --"October" Surprise in June?

    There is a virtual firestorm from bloggers about whether there is an actual tape of Michelle Obama saying the word 'whitey'...the equivalent of using the N-word.

    Is it true? Beats me.  But I can guaran-damn-tee you that the GOP is going to be blamed if there is video, and it is made public.

    In fact, the finger-pointing has already begun.

    I am urging folks to be cautious about this alleged development. It may just be wishful thinking on the part of Hillary Clinton's campaign. Or it might actually be true, because HRC has employed some of the best and brightest of the dark arts of opposition research.

    Does the name Ace Smith ring a bell with anyone?

    The bespectacled Smith is considered a take-no-prisoners political operative whose dogged studies into opponents' backgrounds earned him the reputation as one of the nation's most feared opposition researchers.

    "I've seen him walk into a room and the opposition candidate will literally start mumbling," former Democratic strategist Clint Reilly once said of him. "They're just terrified with his presence."

    Known as the "Doctor Death" of political opposition research, he has led winning campaigns in recent years for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and state Attorney General Jerry Brown.

    via sfgate.com

    Regardless, as one who loves to follow the foibles of politicans, family members and supporters (of either side) I will pass along these links on the subject.

    Rumor has it Neil Cavuto has the tape and will be releasing tomorrow on his show.

    Geraldo discussing on FOX News today

    Foxnews: "There IS A Tape With Michelle Obama Making Racist References... "


  • Right-Blogging on Sunday Talk Shows

    Soren Dayton passes this along.... 

    This is astonishing, considering who said it.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cF_cm04d4V8

    Stephanopolous says Clinton is waiting for more to break on Obama

    Former Clinton operative and ABC pseudo-journalist says that Hillary Clinton's campaign is waiting on more to break on Obama and his church, and that that's why Obama left his church yesterday.


    That would make Obama's abandoning his church just another craven political maneuver to obscure his past.

    Surprised, anybody? Anybody? 

  • Super Secret Trip to France--Cat Moy, Girl Reporter

    Cat Moy is traveling to Europe to report to you on the news that the New York Times won't print. Catherine is ferreting out details of the Iranian underground resistance to the despotic man who is threatening Israel and it's western allies (including the U.S.) with destruction.

     

  • Good News: Senate Blocks Immigration Bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate drove a stake Thursday through President Bush's plan to legalize millions of unlawful immigrants, likely postponing major action on immigration until after the 2008 elections.
  • Catherine Moy going underground for the latest on Iran

    With nuclear threats coming from Iran, it's especially important for us to pay attention to what is happening on the ground there, and the resistance taking place across Europe to the despotic President Mahmoud Ahmadinijad.

    That's why Cat Moy is traveling right now to an undisclosed location to bring Americans the latest news. She is now blogging for Move America Forward and will have frequent updates. Read her dispatches regularly!

     

  • Buzz Patterson's New Book - FREE!

    Breaking News

    Move America Forward, the largest pro-American, pro-troop organization in the country is expanding, thanks to the support of our loyal members.

    I am so proud to announce that my good friend Lt. Colonel "Buzz" Patterson is joining MAF as it's new Vice-Chair. The New York Times Bestselling author and Air Force officer who carried former President Bill Clinton's nuclear codes has agreed to join us in the fight to support our military men and women fighting in Iraq, Afghanistan and across the world.

    His new book "War Crimes--The Left's Efforts to Destroy Our Military and Lose the War on Terror" debuts this week.

    Oh, one more thing.

    Buzz Patterson’s New Book - FREE!!!

    You can get Buzz Patterson's latest book, the riveting soon-to-be bestseller, "War Crimes," for FREE. Simply make a $25 or more donation to Move America Forward and you'll not only be supporting a good pro-troop, non-profit group, but you'll get Buzz's new book for FREE as our way of thanking you for your support.

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    CLICK HERE TO GET HIS NEW BOOK!

    Lieutenant Colonel Robert "Buzz" Patterson, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), is the New York Times bestselling author of Dereliction of Duty and Reckless Disregard. The host of his own show on the RighTalk radio network, he is the Vice Chairman for Move America Forward. Patterson's distinguished military career included service in Grenada, Rwanda, Haiti, the Persian Gulf, and Bosnia. He lives with his wife and children in California. ---Did you notice the word FREE in the preceding announcement? Buzz is donating a portion of his book proceeds to Move America Forward. What a guy!

    I'll have more details on our radio program on KSFO in San Francisco. For those of you who do not live in the Bay area, click on www.ksfo.com for live audio streaming.

    5 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time.

    Melanie Morgan, Chair of Move America Forward (and proud hostess of this website.)

  • Obama's kin: President George W. Bush, Howard Dean & European blue bloods

    Obama's family owned slaves, practiced Islam and polygamy

    Black Pastor: "Obama supports wholesale slaughter" of African-Americans"

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    Credit for Art: Illinois Review

    Democrat Sen. Barack Hussein Obama is a complicated man. The family tree of the presidential hopeful includes Republican President George W. Bush, former Ku Klux Klan leader Senator Robert Byrd, and other white folks who owned slaves.

    On the African side of his family, Obama's family includes polygamists and Muslims, but no slaves. Yet he hopes to connect with African-Americans whose votes he needs to become president.

    The genealogist who exposed that Obama's ancestry includes slave owners also found that he is distantly related to President Bush and the president of the Mormon Church. The fact that Obama is a "Bushie" by blood, if widely disseminated - which is highly unlikely due to the mainstream media's love affair with Obama - might hurt Obama's candidacy with liberals more than his past as a Muslim student, his family's ownership of slaves, and his father's and grandfather's polygamy.

    Obama's past, like many whose kin hail from the south, includes slavery. But unlike thousands of African-Americans, Obama is not a descendant of a slave, but the descendant of slave owners. The Illinois Senator, whose mother is white and father is black, has other notorious distant relatives .

    "None of Mr. Obama's ancestors lived under slavery in North America," wrote William Addams Reitwiesner, the genealogist who also works for the U.S. Library of Congress. Reitwiesner researched Obama's ancestry among others' in the government. In what he calls a "first draft" of his work , he revealed that Obama's maternal family owned slaves.

    "The first of Mr. Obama's paternal ancestors to leave Kenya was Mr. Obama's own father, who left in the mid-20th century, about 100 years after slavery had been abolished in the United States."

    Reitwiesner read Obama's autobiography, "Dreams from my Father," and found inaccuracies. Among them:

    • "Mr. Obama's "grandmother", whom he visited at Nyangoma-Kogelo, Kenya, as recently as August 2006, is actually his step-grandmother, a different one of the several polygamous wives of his grandfather Onyango," the genealogical research shows."
    • In Dreams, p. 13, Mr. Obama says that "a distant ancestor" of hers "had indeed been a full-blooded Cherokee". No evidence has been found to support this claim."

    Reitwiesner's research, some of which was double-checked by mainstream media such as the Baltimore Sun , found that Obama's relatives include not only President Bush and Vice President Cheney, but acto Christopher Reeve, FOX News anchor Brit Hume, writer John Steinbeck and former Democrat presidential hopeful Howard Dean.

    Britain's Daily Mail last week wrote an in-depth story about Obama's claims versus the newspaper's discoveries about Obama's background:

    • "Yet an investigation by The Mail on Sunday has revealed that, for all Mr. Obama's reputation for straight talking and the compelling narrative of his recollections, they are largely myth.
    • We have discovered that his father was not just a deeply flawed individual but also an abusive bigamist and an egomaniac, whose life was ruined not by racism or corruption but his own weaknesses.
    • And, devastatingly, the testimony has come from Mr. Obama's own relatives and family friends.
    • Charismatic and with movie-star looks, Barack Obama Jnr has managed to steal some of Hillary Clinton's most influential supporters in the two weeks since he entered the U.S. presidential race."

    Powerful black religious leaders oppose Obama

    Obama and Clinton on Sunday appeared in Southern churches on the anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma, Ala., in hopes of gaining support in the African-American community. Both presidential wannabes unabashedly pandered to black churchgoers with Clinton taking on a fake southern accent and Obama's speech quickly morphing into an unfamiliar black drawl.

    Rubbing elbows with the folks "down South" could win them some votes, but the evangelical black community may not be so fast to bite.

    Pastor Clenard H. Childress, Jr., an African-American pastor who also serves as leader of the largest black pro-life group in America, said Obama is a danger to the black community because of his unflinching support for abortion at any time during pregnancy.

    "Abortion is black genocide," the Rev. Childress said . "Each day, 1,452 African Americans are murdered by abortion. 4,000 children over all. There have been over 15 million African-American children dismembered in the womb by the abortion holocaust and as many women victimized. Sen. Obama supports the wholesale slaughter of our own community by abortion."

    "All polling shows that African Americans are pro-life," the Rev. Childress said. "All polling shows that they are not in agreement with same-sex ‘marriage.'"

    Childress, director for Christians for Social Justice, also argues that Obama's votes for same-sex unions are a threat to African-Americans.

    "African Americans make up 12 percent of the population but account for over 50 percent of all new cases of HIV. Now, with that said, 60 percent of all new AIDS cases in America will be the result of the violation of Leviticus 18:22 and Romans 1:27 (men having sex with men). If he were to become president of the United States, Sen. Obama's support of homosexual unions would pose a real health threat to African-Americans."

    A national poll conducted by the Los Angeles Times in March 2001 found that 56 percent of African-Americans oppose most abortions compared to 54 percent of Caucasians. About 20 percent of blacks would make no exceptions, compared to the 11 percent of the Caucasian population. Younger blacks may feel differently these days, thanks to folks like Obama who support the abortion industry and don't flinch with any thought of ending a life as it begins. That is part of Childress' argument.
    Rev. Childress is not a lone voice screaming about black genocide. He has deep credentials in politics and religion, and is a beloved and respected spiritual leader. Childress criticizes Obama not only for his pro-abortion rights votes, but the fact that Obama calls himself an African-American. Democrat Hillary Clinton's position for abortion is no less galling, but she does not hail from the proud black heritage Obama claims. The abortion argument is especially important to the black community because of its disproportionate effect on its population. It is the nexus between Obama's blackness and his radical abortion position that riles the reverend.

    Planned Parenthood, one of the nation's most forceful advocates for abortion-rights, celebrates Obama's shameless votes supporting all forms of abortion. The group went so far as to pay for a published "Valentine" for Obama, encouraging others to send the senator a love note.

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    Is Obama black enough to overcome his family's ownership of slaves?

    Unlike previous black presidential contenders, the Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, Obama has not locked up the black vote that is essential for his success. His No. 1 rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton, was far and away the favorite among blacks in early polls. And although a new poll shows Obama, 45, gaining major ground with blacks, he doesn't have the percentages he'll need to stifle the virile Clinton-spin machine.

    "In December and January Post-ABC News polls, Clinton led Obama among African-Americans by 60 percent to 20 percent. In the new poll, Obama held a narrow advantage among blacks, 44 percent to 33 percent. The shift came despite four in five blacks having a favorable impression of the New York senator," according to the Washington Post online edition.

    Good looks, a comfortable speaking manner, and relative political anonymity brought Obama to an early peak. Standing between Obama and his goal are black critics, former President Bill Clinton's popularity with blacks, Obama's radical votes supporting late-term abortions, and votes against protecting babies born after a failed abortion, and, finally, his triangulation about his past as a Muslim student. Even his current affiliation with a controversial black church could raise hackles with some voters.

    "Barack Obama might not be considered a black candidate for traditional black voters, given their history," said Ronald Walters, director of the African-American Leadership Institute at the University of Maryland. "Obama has talked about America wanting a new kind of leadership. What is he talking about? He hasn't defined that sufficiently."

    Salon.com , a leftwing Web site, posted an article in January that questioned Obama's black roots, according to the Baltimore Sun .:

    Author and essayist Debra J. Dickerson wrote in a January salon.com article that she had previously refrained from opining about the senator because "I didn't have the heart (or the stomach) to point out the obvious: Obama isn't black."

    " 'Black,' in our political and social reality, means those descended from West African slaves," Dickerson said.

    Democratic candidates rely heavily on the black vote for elections. Some claim that Democrats take the black vote for granted, though some of that easy-street attitude was adjusted when President George W. Bush made slight inroads with African-Americans. In the 2000 election, 90 percent of African-Americans voted for Al Gore, providing 20 percent of his overall support. Gore could not have won the popular vote in 2000 without the black vote. The same is true for the 2008 Democrat contender.

    Obama identifies with his black heritage and embraces the label of African-American, though he is as much white as black. And he doesn't share the enslaved heritage of many who live in the United States. But his "Christian" church - which celebrates a 10-point blueprint for African superiority - may appeal to some more radical blacks.

    Last week, I reported on Obama's Afrocentric church, which fueled discussion in the new media about Obama's church and brand of Christianity. He was "saved" when brought into the Trinity United Church of Christ of Chicago, which has a "congregation with a non-negotiable COMMITMENT TO AFRICA," according to its Web site .

    "We are a congregation which is Unashamedly Black and Unapologetically Christian... Our roots in the Black religious experience and tradition are deep, lasting and permanent. We are an African people, and remain "true to our native land," the mother continent, the cradle of civilization," the Trinity United Church of Christ Web site says.

    The Web site for the Trinity United Church of Christ offers for sale books with titles such as "The Black Christ," "Bad Boys of the Bible," "African Power," and "Breaking the Chains of Psychological Slavery: Consequences for blacks and whites of picturing God as a Caucasian." The church also sells Obama's best-selling books, as well as other more mainstream titles.

    After a commitment to God, Trinity United Church of Christ members follow 11 more "precepts and covenantal statements, including: "Commitment to the Black Community", and "Commitment to the Black Family."

    Unlike evangelical black churches - whose history reaches back to the very days that African-Americans were first forced to the shores of the United States as slaves - Obama's church appears to put blacks ahead of other non-black Christians"

    We believe in the following 12 precepts and covenantal statements. These Black Ethics must be taught and exemplified in homes, churches, nurseries and schools, wherever Blacks are gathered. They must reflect on the following concepts:

    Commitment to God

    Commitment to the Black Community

    Commitment to the Black Family

    Dedication to the Pursuit of Education

    Dedication to the Pursuit of Excellence

    Adherence to the Black Work Ethic

    Commitment to Self-Discipline and Self-Respect

    Disavowal of the Pursuit of "Middleclassness"

    Pledge to make the fruits of all developing and acquired skills available to the Black Community

    Pledge to Allocate Regularly, a Portion of Personal Resources for Strengthening and Supporting Black Institutions

    Pledge allegiance to all Black leadership who espouse and embrace the Black Value System

    Personal commitment to embracement of the Black Value System.

    The Pastor as well as the membership of Trinity United Church of Christ is committed to a 10-point Vision:

    1. A congregation committed to ADORATION.
    2. A congregation preaching SALVATION.
    3. A congregation actively seeking RECONCILIATION.
    4. A congregation with a non-negotiable COMMITMENT TO AFRICA.
    5. A congregation committed to BIBLICAL EDUCATION.
    6. A congregation committed to CULTURAL EDUCATION.
    7. A congregation committed to the HISTORICAL EDUCATION OF AFRICAN PEOPLE IN DIASPORA.
    8. A congregation committed to LIBERATION.
    9. A congregation committed to RESTORATION.
    10.A congregation working towards ECONOMIC PARITY.

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    Sen. Barack Obama (above); his father Barack Obama Sr. (below)

    Obama was born to a Muslim African man and a white American woman. His father - a heavy-drinking polygamist - lost his Muslim roots when he embraced atheism. But he and his wife had already given Barack the proud Muslim name, Hussein. Barrack Hussein Obama has said that Hussein is an African name, but in fact it is a common Muslim name. That Obama misrepresents his past is a problem with his candidacy. As much as the mainstream media have propped him up as a rock star with pure intents, Obama's veiled past is catching up with him.

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    Obama posing with a member of American Islamic Congress
    Credit: American Islamic Congress

    America is in a war with radical Muslims and Obama's past complicates things. Religion does matter, as Republican Mitt Romney knows. American voters are ready for a woman or black president, but religion is still a touchy subject. President John Kennedy had to break the Catholic barrier, but Romney is facing an avalanche of preconceived ideas about Mormonism, such as the haunting and immoral practice of polygamy as part of its roots. Romney and most Mormons no longer follow their forefathers in polygamy and find it deplorable and sexist. But the media have done a good job of smearing Romney with the "polygamist" brush, while ignoring Obama's father's polygamy and his own family's links to the Mormon religion.

    In June 2006, The Los Angeles Times and Bloomberg News conducted a national poll that found 37 percent of voters said they would not vote for a Mormon for president. Imagine a question about a converted Muslim. Obama would not have gained a serious foothold if the mainstream media had told the truth about his past.

    The Feb. 22-25 Washington Post-ABC poll showed a slight improvement for Mormons. Three in 10 now say they would be less likely to support a Mormon candidate. The poll asked nothing about an African-American candidate with Muslim roots.

    "He comes from a father who was a Muslim," said civil rights author and National Public Radio (NPR) host Juan Williams , who is black. "I mean, I think that given we're at war with Muslim extremists, that presents a problem."

    Americans' discomfort with various religions has not eased enough to ensure a free pass for Obama's brand of Christianity and his family's past with Islam. He is safe as a black candidate, because Americans say they would support either a woman or an African-American as president. But what about a person who has misrepresented himself to America about such simple things as his family's economic status and his religious upbringing?

    An Insight story about Obama's education in Islam proved controversial. Some mainstream journalists took their best shot at discrediting the story, but the reporting by CNN was weak. A journalist visited the school more than 35 years after Obama attended it and spoke with one former classmate, a friend, who said the school was not a Muslim school.

    But Obama himself claims in his books that he attended Muslim school, but was not exposed to Wahhabism, the extreme form of Islam followed by the 9/11 highjackers. Insight stood by its story, but leftists and the mainstream media continue to prop up Obama with denials and vicious, libelous attacks on his critics.

    But will black voters pull the lever for a candidate whose past is in question? Whose own stories don't jibe with the facts? Whose slave-owning family clashes with his pretense as an African-American who stands against their conservative family roots? The answers to these questions are key factors in determining our country's next president. CAT CALL #2
    Obama Worships at Afrocentric Church
    Parishioners "Pledge Allegiance to all Black leadership . . ."

    "Obama's progressivism, however, leads him to conclusions that are morally untenable, if not reprehensible, to Evangelicals and other traditionalist Christians," The Rev. Rob Schenck.

    "In other words, if we don't reach out to evangelical Christians and other religious Americans and tell them what we stand for, then the Jerry Falwells and Pat Robertsons and Alan Keyeses will continue to hold sway," Sen. Barack Obama said.

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    Barack Obama Speaking at Salem Baptist Church
    Photo Credit: NDP

    Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., worships in an "unashamedly Black" church with covenants and a "vision" that include a "disavowal of the pursuit of "middleclassness" and a pledge of allegiance to "all black leadership who espouse and embrace the Black Value System."

    The Trinity United Church of Christ of Chicago has a "congregation with a non-negotiable COMMITMENT TO AFRICA," according to its Web site .

    "We are a congregation which is Unashamedly Black and Unapologetically Christian... Our roots in the Black religious experience and tradition are deep, lasting and permanent. We are an African people, and remain "true to our native land," the mother continent, the cradle of civilization," the Trinity United Church of Christ Web site says.

    The Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. became pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ on March 1, 1972, and brought Obama into his brand of Christianity. Rev. Wright has written many books and studied Theology at several universities. He leads a church with more than 80 ministries that range from music to outreach to the poor.

    While much has been made of Obama's early education in Islam and his Muslim roots, his Christian conversion into a church that is self-described as Afrocentric has faced little public scrutiny. Some black pastors and evangelical leaders have condemned Obama, who hopes to win the Democrat nomination for the 2008 presidential race.

    Following Obama's announcement to enter the presidential race, the Rev. Rob Schenck, president of the National Clergy Council, said Obama's Christianity is "woefully deficient."

    The Rev. Schenck's comments in full:

    • "Barack Obama began his presidential campaign today with the words, 'All honor and glory to God.'
    • "While all Christians should welcome the public acknowledgment of God by a serious presidential contender, such a bold pronouncement and infusion of Christian faith into his campaign will require much of Mr. Obama.
    • "Jesus Christ said by what measure we judge others, we will be judged. By injecting his faith so directly into his campaign, Mr. Obama has invited an examination and debate focused on his faith. Sadly, we will find Mr. Obama's Christianity woefully deficient."

    The Web site for the Trinity United Church of Christ offers for sale books with titles such as "The Black Christ," "Bad Boys of the Bible," "African Power," and "Breaking the Chains of Psychological Slavery: Consequences for blacks and whites of picturing God as a Caucasian." The church also sells Obama's best-selling books, as well as other more mainstream titles.

    After a commitment to God, Trinity United Church of Christ members follow 11 more "precepts and covenantal statements, including: "Commitment to the Black Community", and "Commitment to the Black Family".

    The liberal teachings of Obama's church may turn away black evangelicals, a large voting bloc for Democrats running for national office. Sen. Obama has called for reaching out to evangelicals and understands the necessity for him to gain their votes.

    The Rev. Schenck warned in a Dec. 8, 2006, article, Barack Obama: Sheep or Goat, that Obama's brand of Christianity would turn away evangelicals.

    "Obama's progressivism, however, leads him to conclusions that are morally untenable, if not reprehensible, to Evangelicals and other traditionalist Christians," Schenck wrote.

    Schenck warned evangelical Christians to watch out for Obama's arrival in their churches and to look at his church's Afrocentric beliefs with a skeptic's eye.

    "Obama will also likely need to explain why his mentor, Pastor Wright, unapologetically uses language that insults millions of Americans, many of whom are Evangelicals. In one interview, Wright called those of us who voted for George Bush "stupid," Schenck wrote .

    Catherine Moy is a Bay Area journalist that has been recognized by many prestigious national, regional and local journalism institutions for her work. The Pulitzer nominee has been recognized for her investigative reporting, opinion columns, business writing, and coverage of breaking news, among other issues. She lives in Solano County with her husband, daughter and many animals.

  • Mike Stark's Blogos-FEAR

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    Mike Stark, who hopes to become a lawyer, holding a sign displaying his deep thinking

    Name: W. Michael Stark, aka Mike Stark
    Occupation: Student, political clown, self-described "citizen journalist," talk radio wannabe
    Best known for: Stalking Sen. George Allen; befriending an anonymous computer-phile named after a Star Trek character; working for the bankrupt Air America radio network
    Characteristics: Twisting the truth; sexist language; guerilla politics; whining; cursing like a rabid leftist using medical marijuana
    Quotes: "A couple of $100 million dollar lawsuits might open up a discovery process that would lead to finding out who, exactly, ordered the f...ing garbage that allows these police state tactics to go on ."

    "If that isn't a clear-cut case of prosecutorial abuse, WHAT THE F... IS? Are they going to get away with it? "

    A couple weeks ago, W. Michael Stark appeared on CNN's "Reliable Sources," as a representative of leftist bloggers. Stark fancies himself as a "citizen journalist," so he must have been tickled to get a seat on a legitimate show discussing real journalism.

    As a professional journalist for almost 20 years, Stark's appearance sickened me. This guy's ethics couldn't get him a gig writing press releases for Osama bin Laden and here he was on a national show allegedly about legitimate journalism. Either the host had a slow news day, or my profession has slipped into a cesspool of anemic credibility from which it may never recover.

    Luckily, Stark was on his best behavior during the appearance and washed out his potty mouth that he regularly displays on radical blogs such as DailyKos. For example, he wrote one ditty titled, "By the F***ing Way take these RNC F***ers down."

    I'm no prude and can curse with the best of them. But I separate my sometimes-bawdy language from my writing, though so-called men like Stark test my will power.

    I chose Stark as my debut subject for The Cat Call because he is what is wrong with politics. He has all of the attributes of gutter-gang wannabe political players who turn Americans away on Election Day. And he is liberal - a perfect messiah for the socialist bunch who hate America because it is strong, rich, righteous and right.

    Stark, by his very appearance on Reliable Sources, represents the dreams of Joe and Jane Liberal. It gives a pittance of credibility to Stark and the left who specialize in insurgent tactics that are weak on facts. They deserve no such recognition. There are credible liberal bloggers who could have filled Stark's seat.

    Stark represents the worst in human behavior and blogging. During his debate on Reliable Sources, Stark used specious arguments to defend his buddy, an anonymous Star Trek-obsessed blogger, Spocko, who used out-of-context quotes from KSFO radio talent in an effort to turn away advertisers and, thus, squelch the 1st Amendment Rights of the radio personalities. This is a classic liberal move: The rights under the Constitution only apply to them, no matter how much they lie, cheat, distort, attack and offend others' rights.

    So who is this guy? Well, I've done lots of research and it should make Howard Kurtz blush that he ever gave this guy airtime. I contacted CNN for a comment on Stark's appearance from Kurtz. Despite Kurtz's admonishment of KSFO and ABC for not responding to him for comment on Spocko-gate, he failed to answer my written questions or contact me for comment on this article.

    "You two continue this off the air. I want to give you my take, which is, I don't like boycotts, but, you know, tough luck. It's fair game when you're in the media business for critics to talk about what's on your air," Kurtz told Stark and Dan Riehl, a more conservative blogger who countered Stark's arguments. " And ABC Radio should not be saying no comment. ABC is in the communications business. They ought to have some kind of comment about what they did."

    The transcript of Stark's appearance can be found here:

    For the record, my research comes from public records that are easily accessed by anybody who cares. And we all should care because Stark and his type are poisoning our society with their brand of hate and twisted politics. Through their hijinks on the Internet and backing from sugar daddies such as billionaire left-winger George Soros, the Starks of the world are taking ground from more traditional and rational Democrats, such as Sen. Joe Lieberman, who in 2000 was the Democrats choice for vice president. While their voices should be heard like every other legal American - and bloggers are an important piece of the political puzzle - the Stark-ites should not control the political process with their hate-spewing rhetoric that comes from the hottest corners of hell. Yet that is their intent.

    It is clear from their blogging and actions that Stark and others want to mute the conservative voice. Spocko took snippets of KSFO radio commentary out of context then sent it to KSFO advertisers to silence Melanie Morgan, Lee Rodgers and Brian Sussman. Stark piled on and made sure that the comments were spread around the blogosphere, but denied he wanted to infringe on the radio talents' First Amendment rights. Well, what else do you want to call it? A radio business can't survive without advertising dollars, as liberal Air America - for which Stark has worked - well knows. It's kind of like saying that an abortion doesn't end a life. No advertising, no radio show, no conservative voice on KSFO.

    Included in Spocko's snippets was a piece that accused KSFO's Officer Vic of using a curse word (the s-word) while introducing an advertisement. But listening to the entire quote, it is clear that Spocko either misunderstood the words or flat-out lied. Even if somebody had used "sh.t" on the air, would this really offend the senses of Stark and his buddies? Stark's blog is littered with foul words and phrases, as are many blogs. It's almost as if Stark uses Hustler magazine for a dictionary. Stark's tenure as a blogger is miniscule when compared to the time Lee Rodgers, Melanie Morgan and Officer Vic have had their show. Yet Stark outpaces the rank-language scale like Tiger Woods whips any comers.

    The danger of Spocko-gate is that Stark and others who participated in the attack of the First Amendment got national media attention for their behavior. KSFO is a conservative radio voice in the liberal-dominated media of the Bay Area, which is likely the reason Spocko and his buddy Stark went after them. Without KSFO, the airwaves in San Francisco are void of conservative comment. Perhaps this is a test case for other markets. If Stark and others can take down their Goliath, they can move on to other markets and replicate the Spocko-scheme.

    Good girl, bad woman

    Stark's free speech triangulation - a trait that does not exist with true journalists and even citizen journalists - allows him to differentiate between his hate speech - which he excuses as a personality flaw that comes with being a prince in the dark corners of the blogosphere.

    Stark gets his kicks by calling women names, stalking political opponents,
    cursing, bragging and calling nationally syndicated conservative radio talk shows.

    He reserves his misogyny for conservative women such as talk show host Tammy Bruce, a Democrat who doesn't march in lockstep with Stark's so-called "progressive" ilk. He called her a "two-bit whore". Liberal women such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, do not draw Stark's wrath. It seems they can do no wrong as long as they're paddling in his boat.

    When a blogger scolded Stark for calling Bruce names, he used his favorite defense: I'm a former Marine.

    "mike, you should be better than that "2 bit whore" comment, unless you actually know the woman's sexual activities (only thing i read is that she is gay). shouldn't stoop to derogatory sexist name calling just cause of her actions. you are trying to expose her inadequecies, (sic) not your own."

    Stark did not repent

    "I was speaking in my capacity as a Marine... we have an instinctive capacity for sensing these things. More seriously, I'm a blogger - with a personality and all the credits and debits that come with it. I think this woman is a big ol' festering sore on humanity. Alternatively, I could call her a two-bit whore..." (though a legit argument could be made that I'm insulting two-bit whores - and for that i'd be genuinely sorry)

    Underdog or overpaid?

    The controversy over the leftist bloggers, Spocko, and KSFO, revved the leftwing blogosphere, with Stark leading the rabid pack. Bloggers and Stark tried to twist their attempts at violating others First Amendment rights by painting a picture of a David and Goliath fight.

    Stark and others feigned innocence - "oh my virgin ears" - and said KSFO's broadcasts were offensive. Meanwhile, Stark's own blog posts snuff talk.

    Piling on like thugs, a blogger on Stark's site viciously announces that Bruce's friends want her killed, then makes a homophobic reference to Bruce, who is lesbian. Stark didn't see fit to edit the hateful language.

    "its (sic) rather sad...she no longer has her old friends and those she thinks of as friends would love to see her burned at the stake as a dyke."

    Yet Stark played the innocent boy on the block, playing up to Kurtz's offering that a big bad corporation was trying to silence the choir boy bloggers.

    "Is this, the way ABC and the parent company reacted, is this a big corporation trying to intimidate bloggers?" Kurtz asked Stark during his Jan. 21, 2007, appearance.

    "Oh, it's absolutely a big corporation trying to intimidate bloggers," Stark replied.

    Don't cry for Stark, Spocko and the other little bloggers who fight dirty in "blogswarms" that are like a gang of thugs kicking a kid on a playground. Big-money liberals who like the gang warfare are paying the way for anointed bloggers, such as Stark.

    This week Stark announced that he will hand out thousands of dollars to "progressive" bloggers as the new money man for BlogPac.com. Stark announced his new job in a blog entry entitled, "My new job kicks a**."

    The gist of his position, director of activism, will be handing out cash to leftist bloggers who meet his criteria, whatever that is. I can imagine the questions for applicants, "So how many conservatives have you heckled lately? Can you cuss like Satan's son?"

    Stark says he'll ask for suggestions of others when he hands out the monthly cash of $1,750. But it isn't so much the amount of money or even Stark's power over it that's a problem. He is hooked up with big-name liberal activists, such as Chris Bowers who claims netroot organizations donated $300 million to liberal politicians in the 2003-04-election cycle. This amount was one-third of the money that went to Democratic campaign consultants that year, Bowers wrote in a DailyKos blog, Jan. 25.

    The moral of this story is that middle America and conservatives cannot ignore Stark, Spocko, and others who seek fame and power by undermining legitimate conservative voices. Stark and his ilk have the money and backing of more credible folks who will use them to do the dirty work of leftist Democrats. That is the danger of Mike Stark's Blogos-Fear.
  • American Mourning: The story behind Newsweek's "Voices of the Fallen"

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    Casey Sheehan (left) died April 4, 2004, in Sadr City. His good friend Justin Johnson (right) was murdered by terrorists in the same Iraqi slum six days later.

    Jan Johnson's two-and-a-half-year-old granddaughter can't wait for the family's annual Easter egg hunt. But the mere thought of it racks Jan with unbearable pain and nausea.

    The former Christian missionary wants to joyfully celebrate Jesus's resurrection. Instead, thoughts of an explosion that killed her son in Iraq haunt and sicken her. Even before she saw the Army vehicle at her home on Easter Sunday three years ago, Jan knew her boy, Justin, was dead.

    Today the waves of rattled nerves that knocked her soul into humanity's darkest despair return with the approach of Easter.

    "Joleen asked me if I wanted to watch Justine hunt for eggs," Jan said, her voice shattered by a broken heart. "It's just too hard."

    This week, Newsweek magazine published letters and e-mails from troops who have died in the Iraq war in an issue titled "Voices of the Fallen." Jan and Joe Johnson gave the magazine permission to print a photo of Justin, taken just before he died, and an e-mail he had sent home. The e-mail was first printed in American Mourning: A Story of Two Families; Touched by War—Torn by Beliefs.

    American Mourning, which I co-wrote with Melanie Morgan, tells the story of two Army buddies who died six days apart in Iraq. Terrorists in the slum of Sadr City killed Justin Johnson and his friend Casey Sheehan. After their deaths, the Johnson and Sheehan families took opposite courses as they worked through the grief that fogged every second they breathed.

    Jan gave Newsweek the April 8, 2004, e-mail and photograph of her beloved son because she doesn't want the world to forget about the soldiers who died, or about those who are still fighting for America. The magazine printed only part of Justin's e-mail, which is here in its entirety:

    "A big battle broke out and we were in the middle of it. We had to escort wounded soldiers to another base and we were getting shot at. My front right tire got shot out . . . after our tire got fixed, on the way back to base, we got ambushed," Justin wrote. "They missed my truck but hit the one behind me. That night we lost 10 soldiers and 49 got wounded. I knew two of the ones that died.

    "The next night we took a wrong turn and ended up in the middle of Sadr City, around midnight," Justin continued. "We had to drive through burning roadblocks, ram cars to get them out of our way and do about 60 mph to get out alive. We were informed that it is no longer a peacekeeping mission, no it is war again!

    "You could never know what it is like unless you are here. The feeling you get when 10 bullets zip by your head. It is a feeling like no other! OK, I know you don't want to know all that stuff because it makes you worry. I just wanted to let you know that I was OK."

    The single e-mail tells little of the story behind Justin, Casey, or the others who died during Holy Week, 2004. Justin's e-mail refers to the soldiers killed on Palm Sunday, which now is called Black Sunday by the troops who know the hell Sadr's army unleashed on the Americans who came to help them. Casey Sheehan, only twenty-four years old, died that day after a terrorist's bullet ripped through his skull.

    Casey's mother, Cindy Sheehan, had a mother's sense that something horrible had happened to her oldest son. When she returned from a walk with her dogs on April 4, 2004, she saw the Army vehicle. Inside her home, the sorrowful soldiers told Cindy, who collapsed in a crushing pain that would not leave her.

    Justin mourned his buddy but had to keep his senses sharp. He was a gunner on a Humvee, a perfect target for snipers. Justin's job was to watch out for enemies and sweep for roadside bombs that terrorists hid inside rotted animal carcasses, mounds of dirt, or even dead bodies.

    During the precious time he had on a computer, Justin logged on to a Web site dedicated to fallen soldiers. He needed to say a final goodbye to Casey, whom he had met at Fort Hood and had loved like a brother.

    "My name is Spc. Justin Johnson of the 1-82 arty battalion. Casey was a great friend of mine and is missed by us. All I wanted to say he is in my heart all the time."

    It was the last thing Justin ever wrote.

    Easter Sunday, 2004. The soldiers told Jan that Justin died after a roadside bomb hit his Humvee. Their words and the stifling numbness are forever tattooed on Jan's soul.

    Sometimes grief mutes a person as if Death itself has grabbed her windpipe. Others search for ways to mask the pain, tamp it down so breathing is a little bit easier. There is no right way to grieve. It is a matter of survival.

    Cindy Sheehan turned her grief into activism against the war. She and other antiwar activists made a widely reported stand in front of President Bush's Crawford ranch in August 2005. Cindy wanted a second meeting with the president to ask for what noble cause her son died.

    Jan and Joe knew for what cause their son died, just as Justin and Casey knew.

    Justin, his older brother Joshua, and even his father Joe all signed up for the Army after terrorists used airplanes as weapons of mass destruction on September 11, 2001. They knew what others wish to ignore: radical Islam will not stop until it is obliterated or it destroys our freedom.

    Casey Sheehan also knew exactly what he was doing. Before he left for Iraq, he told his grandfather that he was well trained and ready to fight. He had signed up for a second stint in the Army and knew he was going to Iraq.

    Before he went to battle on the last day of his life, Casey went to Mass and had Communion. He told a chaplain on the battlefield that he was aware of the danger and knew he could die. He loved his country, God, and his family.

    Both Justin and Casey were patriots, in the classical meaning of the word. They loved God and read the Bible. Casey was born and raised in California with more liberal parents than Justin's, but they shared a bond that transcended politics.

    As Cindy made her political stand, Joe Johnson prepared himself for war. He hitched up with a unit that would see combat in Iraq. Joe wanted revenge against the terrorists who killed Justin, Casey, and all the innocents on September 11. He left Jan, who was still grief-sick, and took the job that had killed his son: Joe became a gunner on a Humvee.

    Every day Jan prayed that she would not face another Army notification. Every night she took sleeping pills to knock herself out. While awake, she watched twenty-four-hour news channels or tried to help other families whose sons or daughters had died in the war.

    "I can honestly look them in the face and say, ‘I know what you're going through,'" Jan said.

    After Joe came home from war and was honorably discharged from the service, he and Jan made a historic trip to Iraq. Move America Forward, a nonprofit pro-troops organization chaired by Melanie Morgan, organized the journey for Gold Star parents so they could see firsthand what their children died for.

    Joe had already spent months in Iraq, patrolling the long, dangerous roads between Iraq and Jordan. The visit in November 2006 was different.

    "The Kurds were friendlier people," Joe said. "They did not feel like we were occupying their country. We met a lot of high-level people, and every one of them said they were glad that the Americans came to free them."

    Jan felt a sliver of peace when she visited the country where her son died.

    "These are good people there," Jan said. "It isn't all war like what you see on the TV."

    Jan met with families who had suffered abuse and murder at the direction of Saddam Hussein. One woman had lost twenty-seven family members to Saddam's henchmen.

    The Johnsons hope to return to Iraq to see the progress made possible by Justin, Casey, and all the men and women of our Armed Forces. The Kurds expect to erect a memorial for coalition forces who gave their lives for Iraqi freedom and to protect America.

    As Easter approaches, the Johnsons pray for their surviving son, Joshua, a soldier now stationed in Afghanistan. Jan tries beating back the dark thoughts that steal into her mind. She busies herself by attending funerals as part of the Patriot Guard, a group that protects fallen troops and mourners from protesters.

    Jan wears a black leather vest with a Gold Star and the combat patches of Joe, Justin, and her father. Her family and her husband's family have sent warriors to every American conflict since the Revolutionary War. Justin was the first to fall.

    The Johnsons speak freely about Justin. They share his story because, they say, he belongs to America. He is one of our heroes.

    An Army buddy of both Justin and Casey contacted Jan after he read the Newsweek magazine. He told Jan that Justin's words were a part of history.

    "Yeah, he is," Jan said.

    Catherine Moy is an award-winning journalist who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She coauthored American Mourning with Melanie Morgan, KSFO morning co-host and chairman of Move America Forward.

  • Media Matters of bigotry, sexism and hate speech

    David Brock's henchmen pass three years of spurious spewing in a campaign to silence conservatives

    Three years ago, David Brock prepared to launch Media Matters for America. The former conservative and admitted liar had collected $2 million from wealthy liberals, consulted Hillary Clinton and her allies, and set out to decimate conservative media.

    As Brock's nonprofit organization approached its third-year anniversary, the group had its biggest get. They taped radio personality Don Imus making racist and sexist remarks about Rutgers' University women's basketball team. Media Matters quickly sent press releases to friendly media and special interest groups.

    Brock's group magnified his language in an attack that would help kill Imus's radio and TV gigs. Media Matters' henchmen pounded their chest like schoolyard bullies. Next on their list: Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, Ann Coulter and anybody else who dares to embrace conservatism. Even those who report fair articles about conservatives face the maniacal wrath of Brock's stable of researchers and writers, a group whose majority is culled from left-leaning groups, journalists, students and former legislators' offices.

    After three years of taxpayer-subsidized operation, Media Matters' credibility as a media watchdog is questionable. Its leader, Brock, is liar who strong-armed sources that didn't agree with him. While writing his mea culpa, "Blinded by the Right," Brock was hospitalized in a mental facility where he spent time in a "quiet room" and "had delusions, he thought people were trying to kill him," according to the Drudge Report.

    Media Matters stars, including Brock, Eric Alterman and Ryan Chiachiere, are hypocrites who have used the very sexist, bigoted and racist language for which they crucify others, including Imus. They appear to care more about taking out the kneecaps of conservatives than it is in the truth or accuracy in media. Media Matters allows bigoted posts on its web site – as long as they are directed toward conservatives.

    Brock spoke with the New York Times three years ago as he launched Media Matters, recognizing that critics would come after him because he is a confessed liar and fabricator, usually a death knell for journalists. Like reformed smokers who can't tolerate cigarette smoke, Brock could no longer stomach conservatives and struck with a vengeance.

    Perhaps Media Matters' most publicized assault, aside from the April attack on Imus, started when Alterman sniped Time journalist John Cloud, who wrote an April 17, 2005, article about conservative pundit and best-selling author Ann Coulter titled "Ms. Right."

    "Time's cover story/whitewash of Ann Coulter, here, will make it impossible for serious people to accept what the magazine reports at face-value ever again," Alterman wrote. "It is as if Time had contracted a journalistic venereal disease from Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'Reilly and is now seeking to lower itself to their level in pursuit of their ideologically-obsessed audiences."

    I read every word of Cloud's piece several times. I have worked many years as a daily editor. I know the difference between a puff piece, a hit piece, news, opinion and good journalism. I rated each paragraph of the cover article and found that 82 percent of the graphs were neutral, 17 percent negative and 1 percent positive toward Coulter. Cloud's work was well reported, fair and revealing.

    Cloud defended his work against Alterman's irrational attack. He told the Columbia Journalism Review's daily weblog that Alterman and Coulter "are in the same bunch. They also, by the way, use the same language."

    Media Matters bristled at Cloud's words, saying Alterman never used language comparable to Coulter – as if that is a sin.

    "That's a bizarre accusation; as far as we know, Alterman, who has written a number of critically acclaimed books, has never lamented that the New York Times building wasn't blown up or suggested that a sitting president should be assassinated. He has never slurred Muslims or women or disabled Vietnam veterans."

    Media Matters either doesn't fact-check its own statements, or it lives by the liberal-good-conservative-bad double standard. The group is likely guilty on both counts. Alterman, Brock and Chiachiere may not slur radical Muslims, America's enemies in the War on Terror, but they have no problem smearing Jews, Republicans, straight white men and conservative women. By their standards, a real woman can't be conservative.

    Perhaps Alterman has not lamented "that the New York Times building wasn't blown up." But he did bellyache that the terrorists who killed U.S. sailors on the USS. Cole in 2000 didn't also blow up the Republican headquarters.

    Alterman's "justice in the world" includes the language Media Matters claims he would never use:

    "I got a call one day from a Republican Party functionary telling me that Hillary Clinton supported a Palestinian state and took money from groups that supported terrorist organizations "like the one that just blew up the USS Cole. I told the sorry sonofabitch that like Israel's Prime Minister, I, too, support a Palestinian state. And, if there was any justice in the world, Hillary's "terrorist" friends would blow up Republican headquarters while we were still on the phone, so I could enjoy hearing the explosion," Alterman wrote in the Nov. 9, 2000, issue of The Nation.

    And women? Media Matters has denigrated so many women the group should be called Media Misogynists. Alterman has a rap sheet longer than the snake of Eden when it comes to slurring women. Of course, he reserves his vitriol for conservative women.

    Alterman's slurs include this from a Nov. 8, 1999 piece in The Nation:

    "Remember the MSNBC blondes? Laura Ingraham, Ann Coulter and Jennifer Grossman? The three picture-perfect pundettes with one opinion among them are now oh so ten minutes ago," Alterman wrote.

    Alterman attacked the three blonde women because they are conservative. He used the blonde stereotype. Blonde equals dumb, right?

    How about anti-Semitism? The cub reporter who busted Imus, Chiachiere, cohosts a website that exploits the worst stereotypes of Jews and Italians: "Republicans . . . or the Mafia: Helping you make sense of today's GOP."

    On the left side of the site is a picture of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff in a fedora. Opposite is a shot of the fictional Mafia Don Corleone with a similar hat.

    The site's introduction stereotypes of Italians as mobsters and Jews as the "new mafia." "Casinos! Bribes! Hitmen! Is this Season 5 of The Sopranos? No, it's just another day in the life of today's Republican party," the site reports.

    Then there's Brock, who claims he lied about liberals when he acted conservative. But now that he's come out of the closet as a liberal, he's a truth teller without a scintilla of bigotry. Right? Apparently not.

    MSNBC pundit Tucker Carlson called Brock out for lying about him in Brock's coming-out book, and for attacking David Horowitz as anti-gay without any verification. And a writer from the leftist Salon.com nailed Brock for fabrications. Brock admitted that he had misreported an issue in his book.

    I have uncovered instance after instance of sexism, bigotry and distortions by Brock, Alterman and others at Media Matters. But the point is made.

    During its three years of existence, Media Matters has proven to be a tool of the left to silence conservatives. Its proprietors are careless and cannot be trusted to tell the truth. They ignore the Rosie O'Donnells of the left who slander minorities, but attempt to disembowel conservatives for using less offensive language.

    Media Matters for America's trail of deceit, disregard for the truth and utter blindness when the cancer of bigotry has poisoned its own should guarantee failure. But the money will pour in from the corrupt George Soroses of society because Brock and his nonprofit speak their language. Liberal is good, Israel is a disease, Christians are dangerous, and America's First Amendment was written for them and only them.

    Catherine Moy is an award-winning journalist who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She coauthored American Mourning with Melanie Morgan, KSFO morning co-host and chairman of Move America Forward.
  • MSNBC Plays Good-Cop, Bad-Cop with debates

    Hardball's Matthews Smears GOP Candidates with Bogeymen and Offers Nightmare of Clinton resurrection

    If the historical Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858 set the gold standard for campaign face-offs, last week's Republican chat-fest looked like mass assisted suicide.

    Blame it on MSNBC's biased presentation and its ringleader, Chris Matthews. Matthews fired loaded questions at the 10 GOP candidates like a carnie barker at a penny toss. He set them up with soundbites that will help his friends on the left and attacked the Republican frontrunners with relentless follow-ups that the Democrat field did not endure under Democratic moderator Brian Williams.

    Sitting on the sidelines for debate commentary was the fairest of them all, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, whose credentials as a political journalist rate up there with Rosie O'Donnell's.

    In the end, we learned nothing new from the candidates and affirmed that MSNBC constructed its debate formats to position Democrats as good and Republicans as really, really bad.

    I watched the debate live, and then printed out transcripts of the Democrat and Republican events, both broadcast by MSNBC. I read each and dissected the so-called debates. The results show that MSNBC was much more fair to the Democrat candidates then the Republicans.

    The Democrat debate transcripts ran 31 printed pages and the Republican's was 41. Part of the difference comes from the different styles of the moderators. Williams with the Democrats was more objective with fewer follow-up questions. Democrat candidates answered a total of 4 follow-up questions.

    Republicans answered 22 follow-up questions from Matthews, known for his rat-a-tat, gotcha style of questioning. Matthews' biggest push was on former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, needling him to describe in detail his well-known pro-choice position on abortion. Giuliani answered six follow-ups, Sen. John McCain and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney each answered four.

    One might argue that Matthews was just trying to get specifics from the top runners. But if that were MSNBC's agenda, then why would Sen. Hillary Clinton get no follow-up questions from Williams? Sen. Barack Obama answered two, one of which was aimed at the Obama family's attempts to better the environment.

    "We've also been working to install lightbulbs that last longer and save energy," Obama said, in part.

    Contrast that with Matthews' focus on questions surrounding Romney's Mormon religion, which has been a weakness in his candidacy, according to polls, and his attempts to link Scooter Libby and Karl Rove to the candidates. And, of course, we can't overlook the when-did-you-stop-beating-your-wife question.

    "What's with your party and all this corruption," Matthews asked Sen. Sam Brownback. It was as if he wanted to trot out conservative bogeymen to scare voters already brainwashed by the likes of Olbermann.

    No surprise, really. Red flags flew high about the Republican debate before Matthews' fired his first volley. The Democrats' moderator was Williams, a distinguished broadcast journalist who at least tries to appear as an objective newsman. The Republicans somehow drew the short straw and got Matthews, whose resume as a liberal political operative includes writing speeches for former President Jimmy Carter and working for Democrat House Speaker Tip O'Neill and two Democrat senators.

    Before MSNBC assigned Matthews to serve as moderator, executives should have checked his moderation. A month before the GOP debate, Matthews, on his show "Hardball," went after Romney because he raised $23 million during the first reporting period, the tops in the GOP race.

    Matthews said, in part, ". . .here we are we're going around killing people around the world to spread democracy, and what are we spreading? A form of government based on how much money you can raise from rich people, mainly."

    And just to enforce the rich Republican conspiracy, Matthews continued later " . . . it seems to me that Romney who is running about 3 percent in the polls only has rich people behind him because if you look at the amount of money he's raised compared to the kind of support he has in the polls per capita it looks like they're all loaded."

    During that discussion on April 3, Matthews did not criticize Hillary Clinton's $36 million war chest. He did not say she was getting money from only rich people. Matthews, who generally is not a Clinton cheerleader, employed class warfare to paint Romney as a rich boy who's just trying to buy himself a slot as commander in chief.

    But Matthews' liberal credentials are anemic next to Olbermann's, whose biased, colorful and sometimes profane antics belie his posing as a fair commentator on presidential politics. Even the liberal Associated Press wrote a story on the irony that Olbermann would have an A-ticket to comment on MSNBC's debates.

    "In an angry commentary on April 25, Olbermann accused Rudolph Giuliani of using the language of Osama bin Laden with "the same chilling nonchalance of the madman" to argue that Republicans would keep Americans safer than Democrats from terror," AP's May 4 article began.

    Guiliani campaign rightfully contacted NBC over its concerns about Olbermann's high-profile position in the debate broadcast. But NBC News Senior Vice president Phil Griffin told the AP that the former sports broadcaster "knows to leave his opinions at home when he anchors events.

    "Keith's an adult," Griffin said. "He can tell when it's appropriate to express himself in a commentary and when to be a journalist. That's one of his strengths. He knows exactly the tone and his role when he's doing anything."

    Mr. Griffin needs to reconsider his statements. Olbermann has not only personally attacked many of the GOP candidates, he does not act like an adult when it comes to criticism of his work or opinions. And appropriate expressions are not Olbermann's strong suit.

    Responding to hate mail, which rolls into most high-profile commentators, Olbermann has cursed and demeaned his critics with such thoughtful comments as, "Given how far you are from knowing your (expletive) from your elbow about my industry, you couldn't be stupider, wronger, or dumber," and "Go (expletive) your mother."

    Not quite the response one would expect from a commentator of a presidential debate. But that is exactly the point. The MSNBC "debate" ignored the strong issues of the Republican contenders while highlighting their weaknesses. The Republicans fell right in place and allowed the puppeteers to yank their strings.

    Perhaps one of the most telling questions of the Republican debate concerned the Clintons. It first went to Romney.

    "Would it be good for America to have Bill Clinton back living in the White House," Matthews asked.

    "You have got to be kidding?" Romney said.

    But Matthews wasn't joshing. Really, he wasn't.

    Catherine Moy is an award-winning journalist who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She coauthored American Mourning with Melanie Morgan, KSFO morning co-host and chairman of Move America Forward.
  • Historic Pro-troop Movement surges on war anniversary

    Media miss the story again: Historic Pro-troop Movement surges on war anniversary

    Iraq War unique in its sustained pushback against warmed-over Vietnam-styled protesters

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    By Catherine Moy

    Days after a historic gathering of patriots in Washington D.C., some in the old-line media - the tyrannosaurus press - are finally telling part of the story about the clash between the anti-American, anti-war protestors and their counterparts: American patriots. Like a good western movie, the good guys won.

    But most coverage still misses the bigger story of Saturday's anti-war temper tantrum and the push back from veterans, troops, and Americans who arrived from as far away as Hawaii. The Gathering of Eagles, the name given to the 30,000-strong crowd of pro-troop supporters on Saturday, was the largest showing of red-blooded patriots during this war. Thousands have carried the torch since March 19, 2003, the first days of the war in Iraq.

    This war is unique in its sturdy crew of Americans who won't let the left overpower the debate via its anti-American antics, cruel anti-troop words, and even attacks on our American GIs. Every American war including the Revolutionary War has suffered its protestors, most famously during Vietnam when actress and leftist activist Jane Fonda led the pacifists and the appeasers with her anti-American behavior that earned her the name "Hanoi Jane."

    During the Civil War, anti-war protestors called the Peace Democrats, or Copperheads, challenged President Abraham Lincoln's presidency in a manner not unfamiliar to the present day attacks on President Bush, who has been steadfast in protecting the United States from its enemies. During the Civil War, as casualties mounted and the Confederacy won battles, protests increased. Today's anti-war protestors also use body counts, fake cemeteries, and twisted statistics to taint the debate.

    The Iraq War is the first war in which Americans have consistently countered anti-war rhetoric and actions. The Gulf War was over so quickly that neither anti-war protestors nor troop supporters got a strong toehold.

    The new media and talk radio have changed the debate. The Gathering of Eagles was so successful because thousands of people went to the Web for information. The lefties failed miserably on Saturday. Jane Fonda was a no-show after claiming she would no longer remain quiet on this war. The "global warming" was apparently too much for her and the thousands of others who stayed home as their critics showed up in staggering numbers. The patriots just stacked on layers of clothes to protect against the bitter cold.

    Coverage on Saturday and Sunday barely mentioned the patriots who descended on D.C. to protect our monuments for fallen soldiers. Some anti-war protestors promised to bring spray paint and desecrate the memorials. Anti-war protestors had already spray painted the Capitol steps in another one of their extreme displays of misery and self-hatred. But thousands of pro-troops folks made sure the memorials were protected.

    Sadly, some leftists felt safe enough in their gaggle of goons to burn the American Flag. Human Events reporter Jack Langer saw one instance and reported on it. And these people say they're patriots? They need to use their Webster's dictionary and look up the meaning. If they look under the "D's" in the same dictionary, they might recognize their descriptions under "deviants."

    Thousands of patriots held Old Glory and encircled the war memorials, standing between the deviants and the symbols of our nation's pride in our fallen warriors. Move America Forward, led by chairman Melanie Morgan, started a caravan in San Francisco that collected about 15,000 flags for the flag city. The American flags flew proudly in the hands of patriots and signaled an end to the leftist lies that "most" Americans don't support our troops and their mission. MAF will send the flags to our warriors serving overseas.

    And on Monday, the fourth anniversary of the war in Iraq, at least one media outlet's tune changed. FOX news - whose early coverage was disappointedly focused on the anti-war, pro-vegan, pro-socialist, pro-abortion marchers - reported that the pro-troop crowd outnumbered the antiwar group 3 to 1.

    "The media have a template that the American people have turned against the war . . . and that's wrong," Kristinn Taylor, spokesman for the Gathering of Eagles, told FOX news.

    I have worked with the mainstream media for almost 20 years and they do have biases and templates that lean to the left. It had traditionally been difficult to break through their stranglehold on information, but the Web and talk radio have changed that. Michelle Malkin, Move America Forward and others reported straight from the ground and posted video and pictures at their sites showing something very different than what appeared in the press. Malkin and others report that the Gathering of Eagles had a showing of 30,000, according to an unofficial count by the Park Service.

    Antiwar groups argue that they had a huge turnout. But even the mainstream media, which align themselves with the leftwing, report that Cindy Sheehan's groupies didn't come close to their 100,000-dream number. What is clear from the signs and noise they were making, the anti-war crowd was clearly more vulgar and hateful.

    While groups can argue indefinitely about numbers, what is clear about Saturday's events is that Sheehan and others have "misunderestimated" American patriotism- as President Bush might say. The bigger story is that history has never given the sustained pushback against anti-war forces that is roaring now.

    Men and women on Harleys, young and older veterans, ladies and gentlemen put the left on notice: You may scream louder, but patriots have more soul. The Gathering of Eagles will not sit down until our troops win in Iraq and come home to our open arms.
  • Supreme Court Smack-Down of John McCain

    There's a reason most conservatives don't like Senator John McCain (aside from his arrogance and superior attitude about causes most conservatives care about.) McCain-Feingold legislation to strip us our constitutional rights is front and center.  Conservatives score a major victory today in the United States Supreme Court.

    My philosophy is 'open a vein, before you vote for McCain.'

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  • Please Ask, Do Tell

    Why is it politicans continue to score points at the expense of our fighting forces in the time of war? Read this article by my friend Catherine Moy at Human Events. It's an eye-opener. Then do something about it!
  • Santa Rosa's 'Support Our Troops' Rally

    Mark Williams, Fox News contributor, nationally known talk-show host, as well as KSFO  fill-in, hosted this weekend's annual Santa Rosa's 'Support Our Troops' rally to an appreciative crowd. In his usual droll and understated way, Mark handled one of seven anti-war protestors who seem to have nothing better to do on a beautiful California sunny day than to get in Mark's face. Read the highly amusing piece that Mark filed .

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    "Here's the audio of the confrontation between Mark Williams and a man who refused to identify himself. Mark asked a fairly straight-forward question." If the majority of the American public agrees with you, then why are there only seven of you here?" The anti-war activist blamed the war in Iraq on the Jews. And the New York Times. Well, that explains everything! 

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  • Anti-Troop bias doesn't stop at the American Border!

    The `Boycott Anti-Troop Toronto’ Campaign

    Today Canada Free Press (CFP) launches its ‘Boycott Anti-Troop Toronto’ Campaign on behalf of all Canadians who support the courageous men and women serving under Chief of Defense Staff General Rick Hillier, in Afghanistan.

    Toronto City Council yesterday ignored a sincere public uproar in backing the removal of yellow “Support Our Troops” decals from the backs of nearly 340 firetrucks and ambulances.

      
  • A Letter From A Marine Mom — SOS — Help Needed Immediately!

    Dear Readers,

    My good friend Deborah Johns of Northern California, whose son William has just deployed to Iraq for his third tour of duty, sent me this important letter:

    "I have heard from William for the first time in 3 months. I was so excited to get a call from him. He told me that the Marines really have the pressure on the insurgents and the Marines are really uncovering big stuff that makes it difficult for them. William also said that good things are happening and to let everyone know, and to hang in there with them and keep supporting them because they need the support of the American people.

    William also said that they need handwarmers because it is cold and more importantly — send Silly String. They are able to dispense that stuff from 10 feet away and it will detect trip wires that are not visible to the naked eye and saves their lives before entering a building. He said the Silly String just floats through the air and lays gently on any trip wire and works pretty cool. If there are no trip wires then it just falls and hits the ground. So, we are trying to send any Silly String possible.

    Thought you might like to know some good news from the battle field"

    Folks, you can really help our troops by sending handwarmers and silly string to:

    4120 Douglas Blvd #306-442
    Granite Bay, CA  95746

    Include it in your Christmas shopping list. It just might keep a soldier alive, and his hands warm while he pulls the trigger on the Islamic fascists who are trying to kill us.

  • WANTED: ANTI-WAR ACTIVIST TO REPLACE CINDY SHEEHAN (RESUME REQUIRED)

    The highly publicized retirement of Peace Mom Cindy Sheehan as the face of the anti-war movement on Memorial Day has less notorious activists jockeying for pole position.

    The job is still open, but Sheehan's replacement has really big shoes to fill. After all, as she has proclaimed, the universe chose her to spark the antiwar movement. The universe doesn't pick just anybody for this critical position.

    If the universe placed a "help wanted" advertisement for her replacement, it would read something like this:

  • For Sale: Crawford's Historic Camp Casey

    Sheehan Property
    Exclusive Look at Sheehan Property
    For Sale: Five acres of peaceful land in (usually) quiet Crawford, Texas. Location, location, location!! This piece is located near President George W. Bush's Western White House. It may become a historical site akin to Area 51 due to its world-renowned gatherings of warmed-over hippies, has-been politicians and other beings who wanted 15 minutes of fame in front of fawning media.

    Full disclosure: The site may also have environmental issues because its current owner, world famous (retired) "Peace Mom" Cindy Sheehan, said she buried her womb there after a hysterectomy. Also, visitors may have not used the available port-a-potties during peace parties at the Camp Casey property.

    All reasonable offers considered. (By reasonable, we mean anything that can keep the bill collectors off Cindy's back as she plans her comeback as a humanitarian). Buyer must promise to harass President Bush whenever he "comes home" to Texas.

  • Sheehan Family Shocked that "Peace Mom" resigned

    The Memorial Day news that anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan quit the Democratic Party and her role as "Peace Mom" shocked many, including her family and close friends.

    We have known for a long time that Cindy was flailing, as we reported in our book. It was difficult to see a grieving mother wander the world with a bleeding heart that the anti-war left wouldn't allow to heal.

    We pray that Cindy will go home to her three children and work through her grief.

  • Liberal PBS Reverses Course on its "Ban" of Melanie Morgan

    Two weeks after PBS's The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer reportedly banned pro-troops activist Melanie Morgan from its show and conservative outrage hit a peak, the publicly funded organization appears to be back-tracking and now says there is no such ban. "She is not banned, said Rob Flynn, NewsHour's vice president of communications and marketing. "Things were just taken out of context."

    Flynn characterized Morgan's May 8 appearance with liberal veteran Jon Soltz as a "screech-fest."

    "She acted in a somewhat uncivilized way," Flynn said during a telephone interview on Tuesday.

  • Protestors and "surrender monkeys"

    Protestors and "surrender monkeys" marched on the offices of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, and Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., on Thursday opposing the Democrats retreat-and-defeat policies in the war against Muslim Jihadists in Iraq and around the world.

    The "surrender monkeys" - played by two chimpanzees in San Francisco - wore the uniform of the original surrender monkeys from France: a beret and a waving white flag.

    Move America Forward (MAF), the country's largest pro-troop group, sponsored the "Surrender is Not an Option" protests in three cities: San Francisco, Las Vegas and Carson City, Nev. The protesters included Iraqi veterans, Vietnam veterans, Gold Star parents, Blue Star parents, American patriots and special guests: two chimpanzees and one French monkey dressed as "cheese-eating surrender monkeys."

  • Iraq War Supporters Protest At Pelosi S.F. Offices

    (CBS 5 / AP) SAN FRANCISCO Iraq War supporters surrounded the district offices of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority leader Harry Reid on Thursday.

    Protestors brought chimpanzees from Hollywood to underline their charge that Pelosi and Reid are what the protestors call "surrender monkeys" for their opposition to the war.

    "We are going to be out in the streets, with our flags, with our white surrender flags, with monkeys, with people, with energy and dedication and enthusiasm," said protest organizer Melanie Morgan. "Because we have a job to do and that is support our troops."

    Be sure see the video that ran on Channel 5 in San Francisco.

  • Surrender is Not an Option

    Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys 

    On Thursday, May 17th at 10:30 AM Pacific Time, we will be conducting "Surrender is Not an Option" protest rallies outside of Speaker Pelosi's SanFrancisco office (450 Golden Gate Ave. 14th Floor - San Francisco).

  • Protests Against Surrender Monkeys Reid and Pelosi

    Associated Press is writing a piece right now on the Humane Society protest of using monkey's for pro-troop demonstration. Move America Forward's response "what's truly inhumane is how Speaker Pelosi and Senate Leader Harry Reid are cutting and running on our troops, attempting to strip them of funding for training, ammunition and food in the middle of battle."

    ...more video and photos on the way MEL

    Protests Against Surrender Monkeys Reid & Pelosi

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    Hundreds turn out for "Surrender is Not an Option" coordinated rallies (San Francisco, Las Vegas, Carson City).

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  • KSFO Supports Our Troops

    It's gratifying to see that a Disney family member (for whom I work at KSFO ) SUPPORTS OUR TROOPS AND THEIR MISSION. Richard Disney attended the Carson City, Nevada protest and freely gave our country his voice. Disney fought in Bosnia and is a fireball on conservative politics!

    See the video for yourself !

    Enjoy!
  • MSNBC Plays Good-Cop, Bad-Cop with debates

    Hardball's Matthews Smears GOP Candidates with Bogeymen and Offers Nightmare of Clinton resurrection

    If the historical Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858 set the gold standard for campaign face-offs, last week's Republican chat-fest looked like mass assisted suicide.

    Blame it on MSNBC's biased presentation and its ringleader, Chris Matthews. Matthews fired loaded questions at the 10 GOP candidates like a carnie barker at a penny toss. He set them up with soundbites that will help his friends on the left and attacked the Republican frontrunners with relentless follow-ups that the Democrat field did not endure under Democratic moderator Brian Williams.

    Sitting on the sidelines for debate commentary was the fairest of them all, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, whose credentials as a political journalist rate up there with Rosie O'Donnell's.
  • NewsHour Invites Melanie Morgan

    Following President Bush's veto of the war spending bill, Congress is considering a new bill that would fund the war through July. The NewsHour invited Melanie Morgan to debate the war in Iraq. To read and hear the broadcast .
  • An Angel Kissed the Earth

    My family is saddened today by the loss of one of American's finest naval aviators. An angel kissed the Earth last weekend and in an instant jumped aboard God's wings into eternity. 32-year old Blue Angel Lt. Commander Kevin Davis of Pittsfield, Massachusetts refused to eject from his FA-18 high performance jet during a demonstration show in South Carolina. No one knows why or what went wrong.

    But we do know that the man nicknamed "Kojack" rode his jet into the ground into order to save lives in the surrounding area. Eight people were injured, but no one died.

    I was offered a ride with the Blue Angels, but instead, I offered my seat to my husband. It was, and remains, a thrill of his lifetime. Jack is a commercial pilot, and one of his dreams was to fly with the Blue Angels.

    Lt. Commander Kevin Davis turned on the after-burners and screamed off into the horizon for 45 minutes, gifting Jack with bliss.

    Kevin Davis yearned to become an astronaut.
    Today Kevin is flying high with the Lord.

    Here's a photo of Lt. Commander Kevin Davis

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    Lt. Commander Kevin Davis


    Jack and Kevin
    Jack and Kevin
  • Two Women in the Middle East

    Here are pictures taken this week of two women in the Middle East. Which woman do you think is a greater advocate of America's most cherished values of liberty and human rights? Which woman do you think has more courage to fight for those rights, and women's rights in particular? 

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