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Selected News For The Week Jul 9 – Jul 15

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This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, July 9th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

33 Responses to “Selected News For The Week Jul 9 – Jul 15”

  1. tranquil.night says:

    “To Liberals, happiness is about the uninhibited pursuit of relationships.” & “Liberals give a man a fish, then tell him to play with his wiener and vote Demoncrap.” (Cont’d)

    Steven Crowder – The Murder Circus (h/t Morrissey [and yes, Ed, there are indeed millions of mothers with attitudes that reflect Casey Anthony’s level of sociopathy]).

    I love how Crowder has mastered the Conservative perspective on satire and humor to couple his very brilliantly constructed but conventionally radical arguments with a humorous look at the absurd (and more radical/crazy) behavior of Liberals. He really, truly nails this issue, correctly asserting that this “do what’s right in the moment, responsibilities/cosequences be damned” narcissism is only a symptom of what’s been espoused and glamorized by the “Culture of Corruption” of our Ruling Class for decades, and not just with regards to those ‘elites’ who occupy the political institutions.. but those in science, education, art, media, and sadly even many businesses and religious institutions. It is indeed an ever metastasizing and maturing cancer. So it really should come as no surprise to people when the Peasant Class starts to emulate and carry out the belief systems of their social-engingeering ‘superiors’ (like the belief that marriage, childbirth, and parenting can often be just impediments of personal happiness) to their naturally disturbing extremes.

    Why is this video a must see home-run though? Because he takes his argument even a step above and beyond that by quoting beliefs from the Satanic Bible as evidence of a Liberal’s nihilistic, blind faith and following of the Religion of Self to letter (often without even intellectually realizing it), which strikes a perspective and tone to which yours truly has been perhaps a little too obsessive about connecting the dots over the years.

    Rock on Steven!

  2. Petronius says:

    Jamaicans yearn for the good old days of British imperialist colonial rule.

    Daily Mail Online

    Bring back the British! Most Jamaicans say they would be better off ruled from London

    30 June 2011

    Most Jamaicans believe they would be better off if they were still ruled by Britain, a poll shows.

    In a harsh indictment of nearly 50 years of independence, 60 per cent of those surveyed hanker for the days when the country was Britain’s biggest Caribbean colony.

    Only 17 per cent said the crime-ridden, poverty-stricken nation would be worse off under British rule.

    The depth of feeling is particularly astonishing as generations of Jamaican leaders have portrayed the British as oppressors who subjected the Caribbean to slavery.

    … poll showed how much people had become ‘disillusioned’ with the violent and corrupt political gangs running the island.

    * * *

    The newspaper also highlighted Jamaica’s ‘creaky’ justice system, ‘patchy’ law and order, ‘indifferent’ education system and the widespread public perception of ‘overwhelming’ corruption.

    * * *

    Among older Jamaicans, nostalgia for … ‘the good old days’ under Britain may have been sharpened by the island’s disastrous experiment with socialism in the 1970s. * * *


    As we see in Jamaica, the damage done by socialism tends to be long lasting. Once respect for private property, the rule of law, and civic virtue have been undermined, civilization declines and the society may never be rebuilt.

  3. tranquil.night says:

    Okay, so far I’m counting two special elections on the horizon, both of which are shaping up to be real opportunities for legit Tea Party gains. Serious kudos to the ‘Army of David’ network for staying active and informed on all these races.

    First up is CA-36, with the vote going down just 3 days from now on the 12th, where an epic battle has shaken up over the outgoing Jane Harman seat, with the notorious grassroots Craig Huey campaign, who hit the ground running against weak Demoncrap cadidate Janice Hahn, instantly gaining national support (and universal establishment loathing) when his team released a risque ad – that immediately went viral – highlighting Hahn’s alleged involvment in helping gangbanger’s do everything from obtain federal funds and jobs to getting their sentences commuted. Since then, Hahn’s been trying to squash the story nationally (including having previously bullied the local Fox affiliate for running an honest report on her actions) and the Make Believe Media is naturally circling the wagon. However, it’s pretty much a daily topic now on all the regional talk shows and if this were to get a day of national focus, I believe it would seal Hahn’s fate.

    The latest on the race (apparently some confessions of wrong-doing are now starting) is from Stacy McCain, who’s very apt at leading the grassroot’s coverage of high-profile state and special elections: http://theothermccain.com/2011/07/08/does-the-los-angeles-times-understand-the-meaning-of-the-word-discredited/

    The next race is NY-9, the Weiner Seat, with the vote scheduled for September 13. Daniel Horowitz @ Redstate lead the charge for the GOP establishment to select reputed grassroots activist, small businessman and Army Veteran Bob Turner for the chance to run. Wonderfully, they have apparently decided to rally around Turner over the conventional “next in line” apparatchik candidate, which bodes even better for our chances in flipping this seat if Turner comes out with a strong showing early.

  4. proreason says:

    Bye bye Tpaw.

    I’ve been a Pawlenty fan because he seems to have the key elements: reasonably conservative, good track record as a governor, talks good, no obvious skeletons in the closet. Early on, I thought he would emerge because he doesn’t appear to have a fatal flaw.

    But he is sinking into oblivion.

    The fatal flaw has appeared. He appears weak. His initial ad is in black and white and he looks like a ghost. He just doesn’t look presidential. Now he appears to be flailing. Sad. He’s a good man.


    I’ve got to say, having seen some of Romney’s interview with Hannity, that Romney looks strong on TV, and his response about Romneycare is surprisingly good, or at least, apears good enough to convince a lot of people. I thought for a while that Mitt would inevitably sink (mostly because 95% of posters on conservative sites hate him), but he looks like he has legs. Unlike Tpaw.

    • tranquil.night says:

      Agreed Pro. Romney’s retail politics are well-oiled and he’s hitting that populist ‘Obamanomics has failed’ niche with high-profile money for every flub. That’s starting to swamp the fundraising stragglers out, leaving us inevitably with our characteristic establishment (+ kooks) vs Conservative matchup. Bachmann is strong and we do have our lategame wild cards, Perry and Palin. The establishment’s bummed Huntsman went worse than nowhere, and they’re still holding Christie, (whose been making a great ‘comeback’ of sorts), but they’re pretty happy with the buffer room Romney’s starting to build himself in the polls, even after dropping his high-profile policy breaks with the base on AGW, etc.

      So yes, it is a lesson to us that hitting that populist message with well-produced retail ads is effective when done cleverly. Style matters, and Romney has the swagger – BUT a lot of that confidence is coming because no one’s really challenged him yet. Even so, Mittoast has been known to put one foot in his mouth while shooting himself in the other one. I’m very worried about what the MBM will do to him once they don’t want him to win anymore. Nevertheless, he probably still can very easily.

      The Conservatives still have a little more time to consolidate but probably not much before Mittoast starts pulling away more by nervous voters who want to beat Obama at all costs and are going to gravitate to the Mittoast platform simply because polls and pundits say he’s got the best odds.

    • proreason says:

      Perry will have his run and may just do it. But at this point, it’s hard to say he will be as accomplished as Romney, and he may piss more people off than Mitt. Same for Christie. I doubt if Christie will run if Romney doesn’t make a major error.

      As I said on another post, I don’t see how Palin can announce with Bachmann doing so well. They are in the same space and will only eat each other. Sarah has a much better chance in 2020, assuming she stays engaged and the country is still intact at that time. Michelle is a wild-card, I think, and doing much better than we might have hoped, but she still has a lot to overcome. She is probably one of the top two choices for the veep slot, and might get it if Rubio declines.

    • tranquil.night says:

      I fully appreciate your perspective, and have no doubt of the element of truth fuelling it. What scares the hell out of me when Republican primary voters embrace this attitude of supporting someone based solely on the idea that they have the best chances to win however is that this ‘conventional wisdom’ is entirely arbirtrary feelings based on a static point in time, not anything that’s rooted in any solid political reality. Now, the point can be made that’s all our elections have become anyway – not about bold differences between governing ideas – so essentially the person who can best manage their image with this regard, through media, careful messaging, etc, is going to be the person who’s going to win. Right now, that does appear to be Mittoast.

      But what happens the moment he is our candidate and he does start making major errors (which he already has), and the Make Believe Media finally starts Palinizing him instead of his competition for it, where are we then? Well, at that point we’ve already conceded in the primary that the Republican Party is more about optics, retail messaging, and compromise with the people we’re trying to politically defeat than a comprehensive understanding of the nation’s problems and a backbone to present a real solution that’s going to piss off a lot of Liberals. So when the polls start slipping for Candidate Mittoast, and the onslaught of “Mitt’s in trouble, views seen as too extreme” narratives start flowing out of the MBM – what will he do? He’ll moderate even more until every damn debate is him bowing to the one. Kind of like each successive round of Boehner vs Obama on the budget/debt ceiling negotiations. Destined to be boxed in.

      That’s why I’m praying that the Conservative candidate will demonstrate the level of leadership necessary to recognize and overcome these false narratives that in truth have little to nothing to do with factual or relevant debate and everything to do with people who just want to create a perception about whom they either just straight up don’t want or don’t feel can win.

      There is a lot of conventional wisdom about the election circumstances right now that I think needs to absolutely be turned on its head. IMHO, nothing has changed from 2010; Independents and Democrats are still fleeing in droves. The Liberal/Marxist/Crony Business coalition is more disillusioned than ever and almost openly politically and finanicially betraying eachother. All these phony statistics showing Dick Obama still competitive and Mitt doing the best against him don’t even hide the fact that if you consolidated the support for all the grassroots candidates behind one leader on the Tea Party platform, they’d be competitive with Mittoast if not the clear frontrunner. I think the Conservative candidate’s biggest obstacle to the White House is getting through the Republican establishment. Spike is going to get owned, especially by a clear and articulate alternative. The few guys that can lose to the politically weakest President in modern American history are the guys whose campaigns are going to inevitably always be defending themselves from the idiotic premises and spin of the boyking campaign’s permanent propoganda machine.

    • proreason says:

      I’m the #1 proponent of win-at-all-costs.

      I can’t see the value of losing with purity, even though that is the default position on conservative sites. If the situation wasn’s so dire, I would be there myself. But on the ramparts, I’m looking for the boiling oil, and it doesn’t have to be my brand.

      Any Repub, as you say, will be palinized. At this point, I think the three best able to overcome it are Romney, Perry (just a hunch), and Christie. Maybe Bachmann can, but I doubt it. Wait till they start publishing the post-Bachmann life histories of her step children. It’s gonna get ugly. Anticipate the lurid details of multiple affairs as well. It won’t be the first time. I won’t be surprised if they try to link her to tot mom.

      Romney has the money, Perry has the track record. Christie has the mouth.

      They are the best bets. (they would also be good presidents, imho)

      But the game is still in the early innings.

    • Petronius says:

      Pawlenty would be a great candidate in a European election, particularly as a Tory candidate. He is so clean — he has the good manners, quiet confidence, intellectual assurance, light touch and gentlemanly style that generally goes over well there. He is cut to the European conservative political mold.

      But unfortunately the American idiocracy prefers heavy-handed, testosterone-driven candidates with charisma, spark, glitz, and (dare I say it?) glitter. To say that Bill Clinton had the manners of a truck driver would be an insult to truck drivers … but Americans loved him then — and still do, despite everything. It is probably no coincidence that the last two Democrat presidents were both (literally) loud-mouthed bastards.

      As pro says, “Christie has the mouth,” and so (I believe) has the best shot at winning. Romney, you may have noticed, does best when he imitates Christie.

    • tranquil.night says:

      “I can’t see the value of losing with purity, even though that is the default position on conservative sites.”

      Well, we disagree then that the current crop of Conservative candidates can’t win whatsoever by default (I don’t know if that’s what you really want to believe, again I’m really trying to empathize with your skepticism and feel it too). Our standards and policies aren’t radical when articulated and defended by a solid leader, especially now with such an opportunity to contrast them with the regime. Nay, I believe they’re our best political weapon (armor and shield too!). Nor do we demand or are looking for absolute purity, but instead the strongest Conservative leader who proves to us that they can run with a winning message/platform and do just that with it: win and deliver.

      Personally I am just not ready to eat another turd sandwich Republican candidate; it’s not that time yet. Their administrations (moderates) – for that we agree on which does get passed – still continue circulatory problems for the Country caused by Liberalism, which coupled with other symptoms of their leadership cause major indigestional problems to the Party brand. To start this lovely dish, first come the compromises: which with Mittoast I fear will be entitlement reforms that cut costs on the backs of the people paying into the system without ever structurally addressing the ponzi scheme. Next comes the kooky nanny-state and environmental regulations, laden with plenty of complex new tax laws for certain corporate subsidies – probably green since that’s all the fad now – and plenty of pork binding the whole smelly thing together. Finally it gets topped off with a nice, zesty political scandal dressing of some establishment crony, Congressman, or Senator, (or all of them!) that the Democrats capitalize on to get back into power within 8 years, when this could be and is the greatest opportunity perahaps ever to roll back generations of Progressivism over the next decade. I can digitally animate for you what I think a Mitt Romney presidency might look like, which yes, compared to another 4 years of the Bamster, still would look appetizing.

      But Michele can’t win? Perry can’t win? Palin can’t win? For no other reason than our opponents lie, impugn, and mischaracterize until they’ve created a perception which becomes the inevitable reality, even in our own camp? No sir, I will not abandon them this time. If that is indeed the wretched wall of what national politics have become, then they and we have to find a way to tear it down, which is what we’ll keep trying to do until the clock runs out and we have to pull the lever for whoever our strongest candidate against Obama turns out to be.

      Petronius – I think Pawlenty’s problem is that he allowed his campaign to be defined too much by others, probably attributable in part to the mild manners you noted. He’s a nice guy who when you listen to beyond sound bites is very competent, very knowledgeable, very sincere. But this is war, and as general of his campaign, his search for a “niche” left him boxed out of all the big territories. Now he’s niching more by taking public pokes at Michele. Game over.

    • BillK says:

      I would vote for Obama before I voted for Romney.


      At least Obama admits he’s a liberal.

      No matter how you slice RomneyCare, it’s negligibly different from ObamaCare; the fact that he keeps defending it shows the degree to which he just Doesn’t Get It.

      I know it’s short-sighted but I just can’t do the equivalent of vote for Stalin just because he’s running against Hitler; I can’t vote for someone who doesn’t realize why MA’s health plan wasn’t anti-everything I believe.

    • proreason says:

      It’s becoming more and more clear.

      A true-blue small-government conservative zealot isn’t going to get the nomination. And we still have to win, or the game is over.

      Even though BillK promises to hold his breath if he doesn’t get his way.

      Palin and Bachmann will endorse the winner because they know the stakes.

    • tranquil.night says:

      There are signs of a trend, but I maintain the data is inconclusive and there’s still time for lots of unpredictability.

      But if the win-at-any-cost zealots do turn out to rule the day by voting in the best blank-canvas moderate who will piss the fewest people off (until having to actually govern), then I’ll be sure to send you a picture of me holding aforementioned turd-sandwich as I go to vote for him, just so nobody goes to bed thinking that TN the uppity moral purist lost sight of the big picture.

      Edit: And thank you Pro, Petronius, et al for the discussion.

    • canary says:

      Bilk, I hope you don’t go around saying that.

      People might take your advice. At this point it would be less harmful for you to say I’m not voting. Both suck.

      Why not to vote for Obama, instead of Romney.

      A last 4 year term for Obama will be ten times worse than the first, as he will not worry about being re-elected.

      Better to have a liberal like Mitt Romney who at least might bend to the people’s ear the first 4 years,
      hoping on the next term, giving a chance for another Republican to run against him.

      It is brazen and revealing – Mitt Romney site promising the people of America a “partnership with the government”. ah! What the hell does he mean. We won’t have to have a revolution to have a say in
      the government we pay?

      Still, that’s sounds better than Obama’s promise a partnership with the globe and terrorists.
      And still Romney hasn’t lead a life of spewing hatred for America as Obama has.

      Saying “anyone” would be better than Obama is less damaging.

      Point out, Obama never had a real job in his life. Couldn’t
      make it as a lawyer and ended up being a teacher.
      He doesn’t know math. He can’t read or write. He vacationed
      and fund raised his entire term. etc.

      If you tell people you’d vote for Obama over anyone, that might be dumb enough to do it.

    • proreason says:

      Just for the record, tn, my comment about “A true-blue small-government conservative zealot” was meant to describe some of the candidates, not you or any other poster. I would put Bachmann, Cain, Santoreum and Palin in that group, although I suspect they all veer off the reservation more than anybody might suspect.

      I would put myself in the small-gov conservative zealot camp, btw…except of course that I value winning more than political principles. Personally, I would like to see 90% of the federal government disbanded, most of congress imprisoned and Obamy sent to the guillotine.

      I also don’t think anyone in the field is a blank-slate. I would say almost the opposite. The only major mystery is Christie’s social positions, and he probably won’t run.

    • tranquil.night says:

      Much appreciated Pro. Your analysis was never taken personally, nor would there have been any offense. I’ve great admiration for the original zealots, and a particular fondness for Eleazar Ben Yair, who basically led the first tax revolt for liberty of the ante-dominum era. I really don’t want to see this blossoming Second American Revolution become another Masada, of sorts.

      There is no distinction between each of our passion and desire to win. It’s the “at any cost” part of the equation that’s still a bridge to far for me, because that’s a path that leads down a slippery slope. If we were going to start employing the term, then it just struck me that the essence of zeal is that mentality.

      And you’re right that Mittoast is not a blank slate. I painted a pretty graphic picture of what I thought we could expect based on what I’ve learned about the political behavior of Republican establishment moderates. And the reason why I said he’ll be elected as a blank slate is because the perception of what people think they’re getting with moderates isn’t real. Obama wasn’t a blank slate either, but his campaign pulled the wool over people’s eyes, giving him an ability to shed his previous political identity at will (which we joke about with all of our names for him). His propoganda machine still has them hypnotized. Moderates spend a lot of time masking themselves too.

  5. xdannyh says:

    Damn! I thought i was going to have a good day. So many good points by well thought out contributors. The only thing I can say is, that to me, it boils down to two big items that control the fate of the republic: Voter Fraud and the MBM. These are two big obstacles to “fair and free”. I will go so far as to say that the MBM is the enemy of the conservative thought and deleterious to the functioning our representative government and needs to be regarded as such.

  6. jimwilson says:

    Incredible story out of North Carolina… (it’s also incredible because the Associated Press actually covered it!)

    Religious sect making fake claims on homes in Charlotte area, officials say

    WEDDINGTON, N.C. (AP) – Officials at Charlotte-area courthouses say they are seeing an epidemic of frivolous paperwork filed by people claiming the right to seize foreclosed property.

    The bogus deeds are being filed by people who claim to belong to the Moorish Science Temple of America, an obscure religious sect founded in the 1920s with beliefs loosely connected to Islam.

    In one incident, a real estate agent and a couple viewing a foreclosed $700,000 home in the Union County town of Weddington were confronted on June 1 by two men who produced a deed claiming the home in the name of the Moorish Science Temple, The Mecklenburg Times reported.

    “These two guys came in, showed the purported deed and said the Moorish Temple now owned this house,” Detective Brian Keziah of the Union County Sheriff’s Department. “They took over the house.”

    The deed filed May 20 claims ownership of the house by the Moorish Science Temple of America “to have and to hold . forever.” Officers found personal items inside the home, Keziah said.

    The Southern Poverty Law Center describes the sect as a rapidly growing black nationalist religious movement whose members consider themselves individually sovereign and independent of government authority.

    The group says on its web site it doesn’t subscribe to sovereign theory — which means they don’t think they are subject to any other power or state, including US laws or contracts.

    Full story:

    • canary says:

      jim wilson, thanks for the heads up. It’s a an Islam sect. An “Asaru A. Ali, 39” was arrested in the take over America scam.

      Finally, we learn Obama’s true religion. Obama is a Moorish Scientist.

      His self-admittance of practicing a mixture of Hindu & Islam his formative years 4-10. converting to Islam at 12 or 13 after reading Malcom X. Then Trinity, where Rev. Wright practiced a mixture of his former Islam religion with Christianity, wearing the dozens of moorish costumes spewing hatred for America, whites, and jews. The different costumes & speeches shows Obama deception when he told America he missed “that sermon”.

      Check out pic. & article on wikipedia

      The Moorish Science Temple of America is an American organization founded in the early 20th century by Timothy Drew. He claimed it was a sect of Islam but he also drew inspiration from Buddhism, Christianity, Freemasonry, Gnosticism and Taoism.

      Timothy Drew, calling himself the Prophet Noble Drew Ali, …

      Although often criticised as lacking scientific merit, adherents of the Moorish Science Temple of America believe that the Negroid Asiatic was the first human inhabitant of the Western Hemisphere.

      The Moorish Science Temple of America is a religious corporation incorporated under the Illinois Religious Corporation Act 805 ILCS 110 …

      The founding of the Nation of Islam by Wallace Fard Muhammad also created competition for members. .

      Drew reported that during his travels, he met with a high priest of Egyptian magic.
      … a reincarnation of the founder, while in others, the priest considered Drew a reincarnation of Jesus, the Buddha, Muhammad and other religious prophets.

      …the high priest trained Drew in mysticism and gave him a lost section of the Koran.

      This text came to be known as the Holy Koran of the Moorish Science Temple of America (note: this text is never spelled Qur’an).

      Drew taught his followers to “face east when praying, regard Friday as their holy day, and call their god Allah and their leader Prophet. Moorish-Americans are not obligated to follow Islam completely. They pray five times a day, and travel to Mecca only if they choose to do so.[2] Many hymns sung are recognizable as adapted from traditional Christian hymns common in black churches.[2]

      Drew stated that African Americans were all descended from the ancient inhabitants of Moab (ancient Moabites),
      that Islam and its teachings are more beneficial to their earthly salvation…

      He believed that Chicago would become a second Mecca.

      ~(Chicago is certainly on it’s way to be renamed with the China investments. Chinacagoca.)~

      Drew Ali was known to have had several wives.

      In 1913 Drew Ali formed the Canaanite Temple in Newark, New Jersey.[10] He left the city after agitating people with his views on race.[11] Drew Ali and his followers migrated, while planting congregations in Philadelphia; Washington, D.C., and Detroit. Finally, Drew Ali settled in Chicago in 1925, saying the Midwest was “closer to Islam.”

      … The Chicago Defender stated that Drew’s trip included “interviews with many distinguished citizens from Chicago, who greeted him on every hand.”[17] With the growth in its population and membership, Chicago was established as the center of the movement.

      In early 1929, following a conflict over funds,
      Claude Green-Bey,….declared himself Grand Sheik and took a number of members with him. On March 15, Green-Bey was stabbed to death at the Unity Hall of the Moorish Science Temple, on Indiana Avenue in Chicago.[18] Drew was out of town at the time, as he was dealing with former Supreme Grand Governor Lomax Bey (professor Ezaldine Muhammad), who had supported Green-Bey’s attempted coup.[19] When Drew Ali returned to Chicago, the police arrested him and other members of the community on suspicion of having instigated the killing. No indictment was sworn for Drew Ali at that time.

      At the Unity Conference later that year, the governors of the Moorish Science Temple of America declared Charles Kirkman Bey as the successor to Drew Ali and named him Grand Sheik. When John Givens El, Drew’s chauffeur, declared that he was Drew reincarnated, there was a division within the temples.[24]

      On September 25, 1929, the Chicago police, accompanied by two Moorish Americans, were investigating the apparent kidnapping of C. Kirkman Bey. Arriving at the home of Ira Johnson, they were met by gunfire…. Johnson Bey and two others were later convicted of murder.

      During World War II,… The FBI was alarmed by their doctrines that the world order would one day invert and put Asians back in charge, as the Temple taught was the original order of things.

      In 1976 Jeff Fort, leader of Chicago’s Black P Stone Nation gang, announced at his parole from prison in 1976 that he had converted to Islam.

      Fort returned to Chicago and changed the name of his gang to El Rukn (“the foundation” in Arabic),..

      more at

      Hijackers on 9/11 of Flight 93 were muslim youths.

      Ziad Jarrah
      Age: 26, …of Lebanon.
      Jarrah was Sunni Muslim “educated in Christian schools”.
      “In his Florida apartment”, he had set up a full-size cardboard replica of a Boeing 757’s cockpit.

      Ahmed Al Haznawi
      Age: early 20s, the son of a prayer leader at his local mosque. Occasionally shared a home with Jarrah in South Florida.
      Birthplace: Iraq

      Saeed Al Ghamdi Age: unknown (young man)…

      Ahmed Al Nami
      Age: 23, … In the U.S., he shared an apartment with Saeed al-Ghamdi in Delray Beach, Florida.


  7. canary says:

    And Egypt blows up 5th gas line to Israel following last week’s 4th of July pipeline explosion by Egypt.
    Is there no end to the Obama Arab Spring.
    Shouldn’t Obama & the global world sanction Egypt for destroying the environment. It might lead to the muslim youth revolution against the muslim brotherhood.

    11 July 2011 BBC: Egypt: Gas pipeline to Israel and Jordan hit by blast

    Muslim terrorist sneaks on flight out of Israel during chaos of anti-Israel protesters coming and leaving Israel. No doubt the terrorist dressed like an American or European. At least the UK caught that sex-offender relative of Obama and sent him back.

    July 11 BBC: Border systems error ‘let Sheikh Raed Salah enter UK’
    By David Lewis File on 4, BBC Radio 4

  8. canary says:

    The Daily Caller – Allen West: Obama must remove Eric Holder, or he’s complicit with Fast and Furious cover-up

    July 10 2011 by Matthew Boyle

    Florida Republican Rep. Allen West is demanding that President Barack Obama force Attorney General Eric Holder to resign.

    “The president needs to realize that Eric Holder needs to be removed from the Department of Justice,” West said after detailing why he thinks Holder should appear before an investigative committee to testify about how the DOJ has handled its response to the Operation Fast and Furious investigation. “Or else I believe President Obama is complicit and he is in approval of the actions of his attorney general.”

    “This is just another sad chapter in the Eric Holder book of ineptness and incompetence,” West said.

    Operation Fast and Furious was a program in which the Obama administration’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and DOJ allowed guns to be taken into Mexico via “straw purchasers,”

    LISTEN: Rep. Allen West calls on President Obama to remove Attorney General Eric Holder
    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/07/10/allen-west-obama-must-remove-eric-holder-or-he%e2%80%99s-complicit-with-fast-and-furious-cover-up/#ixzz1RtGsWpfQ


  9. Melly says:

    Families face £1,000 bill for green energy: Huge annual levy to appease the climate lobby
    DM 7/12/11

    Families face punishing increases in energy bills of up to £1,000 a year to fund a switch to green energy and build new nuclear power stations.

    Energy Secretary Chris Huhne yesterday outlined a new regime that will encourage firms to build thousands of wind turbines, tidal power stations and nuclear plants.

    The scheme is part of a government plan to shift away from fossil fuels, particularly coal, and so dramatically cut carbon emissions to meet UK and EU targets.

    There is a fierce dispute between the Government, green campaigners, academics and industry analysts over the true cost of the programme.

    Ministers claim the impact on bills will be £160 a year by 2030, based on the need to spend £110billion on the complete transformation of Britain’s power network.

    However, this relies on an assumption that families will cut their annual energy use in the home by 30 per cent over the same period….

    …………Separately, there will be a carbon tax regime to raise the minimum price for power generated from gas and coal to ensure it is not cheaper than wind and nuclear power.

    Money raised from this regime, estimated at £1.4billion a year by 2014, would go straight into Treasury coffers…..


  10. Natural Born Citizen says:

    Not to beat a dead horse but your characterization of why and how the NBC clause came to be is a little bit skewed in my opinion. Our founding fathers were afraid of a monarchy, (George Washington stated he was glad he had no children to remove the temptation of automatically having his offspring assume a role of leadership), but the main concern actually coming out of the Revolutionary War was a POTUS with dual loyalties as the Commander-in-Chief. I believe that was there biggest concern at the time. And your characterization of a backroom deal is not how the idea of including the NBC clause actually happened. John Jay who was a friend and a trusted advisor of George Washington merely suggested it in a letter.that it would be wise and seasonable to strengthen the eligibility clause which was introduced without debate and adopted without discussion at the Constitutional Convention. As far as the NBC clause infringing on personal liberties? During the times our country has had a official immigration policy there was never been any implied promise for a recently naturalized citizen to one day become POTUS or VP. That potential for that dream was down the road for grand-kids to achieve. The initial draw has always been Freedom, the right to pursue liberty and the pursuit of happiness in return we expected an oath of allegiance, there was also an expectation to assimilate, and to learn English. I believe our founding fathers were very wise in there inclusion of the NBC clause. Just look at the current dual-citizen occupant of our White House and tell me that he bears 100% allegiance to America, and takes his oath of office seriously to protect and defend the Constitution.

    • tranquil.night says:

      “Just look at the current dual-citizen occupant of our White House and tell me that he bears 100% allegiance to America, and takes his oath of office seriously to protect and defend the Constitution.”

      He doesn’t, but it’s not because he’s being compelled to as a citizen under the jurisdiction of some other sovereign. It’s his adherence to a belief system that’s been here for generations. Nor is he even a dual-citizen, as Kenya prohibits dual-citizenship past age 23: http://www.factcheck.org/2008/08/obamas-kenyan-citizenship/

      But as you said, not to beat a dead horse. Thank you for the discussion and if you’d like to pick it up let’s figure out another way to continue. Apologies to Steve for flooding his news thread.

    • canary says:

      Obama was a citizen of Indonesia, a country that did not allow dual citizenship; at least on paper. When he took acting & theater at Occidental college he changed his name to his birth name on paper. Let’s not blame all the identity changes and fathers his mother played.
      At the age of 18 Obama would be an adult and of legal age to fix any mess up, when it was time to register for the draft. Did he?

  11. canary says:

    FOXNation: Passengers Subdue Saudi on Board Jetliner

    By Mike Waterhouse, newsnet5.com

    The FBI said Monday that Saleh Ali S. Alramakh, aka Saleh Ali S. Alramaleh, age 21, of Riyadh Saudi Arabia, has been charged with interference with flight crew members and attendants.

    According to the FBI, Alramakh went into the plane’s bathroom and used an electronic device while the plane was taxiing in Chicago. He allegedly refused to follow the flight attendant’s directives that he immediately turn off the device and return to his seat, but eventually returned to his seat…

    At some point later in the flight, Alramakh got up a third time and approached a flight attendant in a “belligerent, confrontational manner,” the FBI said.

    “Alramakh was speaking in a loud tone of voice, using profanity, with his face inches from the flight attendant’s face. The flight attendant asked Alramakh to step back multiple times, but instead Alramakh shoved the flight attendant backwards against the aircraft,” the FBI said in a news release.

    At least one passenger stepped in, grabbing Alramakh and helping the flight crew restrain him, the FBI said, but Alramakh refused to comply with the crew and continued to try to kick and spit on the people around him.

    Read the full story at newsnet5.com

    Watch Video by 19 Action News –

    Arab tied up and duck tape over mouth being held down on plane after passengers and cruise wrestled him down.


  12. BillK says:

    From our friends at CNN:

    California governor signs bill requiring schools to teach gay history

    Democratic California Gov. Jerry Brown said Thursday he had signed a bill that will require public schools in the state to teach students about the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.

    The bill, believed to be the first of its kind in the nation, will also require teachers to provide instruction on the role of people with disabilities.

    “History should be honest,” Brown said in a statement.

    This bill revises existing laws that prohibit discrimination in education and ensures that the important contributions of Americans from all backgrounds and walks of life are included in our history books. It represents an important step forward for our state, and I thank Senator Leno for his hard work on this historic legislation.”

    The governor was referring to the bill’s author, Sen. Mark Leno, a San Francisco Democrat.

    California law already requires state schools to teach about the contributions of Native Americans, African-Americans, Mexican-Americans, and Asian-Americans, among other groups.

    “Today we are making history in California by ensuring that our textbooks and instructional materials no longer exclude the contributions of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) Americans,” Sen. Leno said in a statement.

    Separately, he said the bill is thought to be the first of its kind in the nation. It will take effect in January, however, state textbooks are not likely to be updated until 2015, he said.

    Leno’s office cited research that shows students who learn about LGBT people are more likely to report their schools are inclusive and fair. …


    So to be clear, rather than simply not exclude any LGBT individuals from history education, California schools are now required to find LGBT individuals to teach about.

    But those old white guys like Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Tesla, Edison, etc.? Nah, they can go by the wayside – it’s all in the name of being inclusive and fair.

  13. jimreport says:

    Bachman rakes in 2 MILLION! Plus added 2M she already had. Meanwhile, the interest on the presdent’s re-election bank account was roughly – 2 million.

  14. proreason says:

    Roger Clemons mistrial declaired.


    why on earth is Roger Clemons on trial anyway?

    Apparently the feds think that lying to Congress, the biggest gang of liars ever assembled, is a crime. Why? And if he is on trial, why isn’t Barry Bonds?

    This is insanity.

    But I repeat myself, don’t I.

    • Petronius says:

      pro, this is one of my pet peeves — abuse of prosecutorial authority.

      Liberals love to regulate and criminalize life. And when they find some aspect of life that is not regulated or criminalized, when they don’t have a criminal statute to hang their hats on, then they do the “gotcha” — they try to entrap you into making false statements to investigators.

      Or, as in this case, we have that Bolshevik thug and full-time criminal Congressman Henry Waxman (Marxist, CA) maneuvering Roger Clemens into making (allegedly) false statements to Henry Waxman and his subcommittee … which is like the Duke of Alba summoning the Count of Egmont to appear before the Council of Blood, and then beheading Egmont when he shows up.

      I think Congressman Darrell Issa has basically the right take on this thing :


      Clemens was encouraged by his trainer to take steroids. Then the trainer accuses Clemens of (allegedly) taking steroids. Surprise! This is a form of blackmail. To dignify this sort of thing by Congressional hearings is simply outrageous.

      I am also reminded that the judge in Clemens’ case is the same one who presided over the conviction of Scooter Libby, a true patriot, for giving false statements to federal investigators. Scooter was questioned about matters that were not even a crime. He gave them his honest recollection about an old and obscure phone conversation, one obscure phoncon among thousands of phoncons. And for this he was indicted and put on trial in a Federal court in Washington DC.

      At his trial Scooter was without doubt the most honest man in the courtroom, bar none. Yet he was convicted for having a bad memory (or perhaps a correct memory).

      Or take the case of Martha Stewart who was convicted of making false statements to federal investigators — who again were questioning her about something that was not even criminal.

      Martha, by the way, was not convicted of the victimless “crime” of insider trading (which should be lawful for reasons first given by Prof. Henry G. Manne in the 1960s).

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