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Selected News For The Week Mar 5 – Mar 11

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This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, March 5th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

33 Responses to “Selected News For The Week Mar 5 – Mar 11”

  1. canary says:

    The Washington Times blasts Obama’s U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for defending black panthers with his excuse they are “my people”.

    Mainstream media ignoring Holder’s race colored remarks

    KUHNER: Eric Holder’s liberal racism
    Attorney general reveals he is color-conscious, not colorblind

    By Jeffrey T. Kuhner – The Washington Times – March 3, 2011


    (for story and AP of Holder Attorney General Eric Holder when he spoke at the Muslim Advocates reiterating his resolution to stop hate crimes. Oh the irony when he defends black panther thugs)AP Photo/Noah Berger)

  2. canary says:

    Police Captain who guarded and stood watch to protect Tulsa OK mosque disciplined for refusing to attend mosque service. Fox briefly reported this.

    TheNewAmerican: Tulsa Cop to Sue City Over Order to Attend Islamic Event

    by R. Cort Kirkwood 23 Feb 2011

    A police captain in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will file a lawsuit against the city police department today because it reassigned him after he refused to order his subordinates to attend an event at the city’s mosque on March 4.

    Paul Fields, a 41-year-old veteran who joined the force in 1995, refused to order officers under his command to attend the mosque’s Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, he says, because it violated his First Amendment rights of association and religion and departmental policy…

    According to NewsOn6.com,…

    Memos show it was originally voluntary to attend, but because of a lack of people signing up, Deputy Chief Daryl Webster sent a memo saying each patrol division would send a total of 6 officers and 3 supervisors to the event.

    … Past invitations to attend religious/non-religious institutions for similar purposes have always been voluntary…

    This is not a police “call for service,” which I would readily respond to, as required by my Oath of Office. Instead, it is an invitation to, tour a Mosque, meet Muslim Leadership, watch a congregational prayer service, and receive “presentations on beliefs, human rights and women.” It is my opinion, and that of my legal counsel, that forcing me to enter a Mosque when it is not directly related to a police call for service is a violation of my civil rights.

    Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan transferred Fields…

    The department issued the following statement:

    The Tulsa Police Department has been invited to a Law Enforcement Appreciation Event at the Islamic Society of Tulsa. One of the Department’s missions is that of Community Outreach. To facilitate this effort, the Police Department determined this event was a community outreach opportunity and attendance was appropriate.

    Contrary to what may have already been reported in scheduling this event, the Police Department and the Islamic Society of Tulsa very deliberately arranged attendance so that officers need not participate in any religious discussion or observance that would create any discomfort or inconvenience for them.

    For its part, the mosque says it arranged the event to accommodate whatever officers wished to do. Sheryl Siddiqui of the Islamic Society of Tulsa, told NewsOn6.com: “We tried to anticipate these concerns by stating on the invitation what time the prayer service begins and ends so they could come observe if they wanted or if they wanted nothing to do with the religious portion, they could come, eat, visit and leave at their leisure.”

    Members of the Islamic Society, TulsaWorld.com reported, wanted to express appreciation to the police for arresting a man who sent a “letter and a video he had made of himself smearing a Quran and an image of an Islamic religious figure with pork chops and grilling those items.”

    Though CAIR who is suing Oklahoma & moved their office claiming Fields was racist, a muslim said they had no hard feels since Fields had stood watch night after night after the “threat” of the photo of pork.

    update Mar 4 4011 Tulsa Mosque Holds Appreciation Day Amid Police Controversy

    Siddiqui says she holds nothing against Captain Fields for not showing up.

    “He was one of the people who was out here night after night, during the threat, watching out for our building and our community. So we only can say thank you to him,” she said.

    Captain Fields has his next federal court hearing on March 29, 2011, for the lawsuit he’s filed against his superior. He’s asking for $1 in damages.

    (video of the event shows lots of praying, ending with thanks to Captain Fields for guarding them)


    “…appreciation to the police for arresting a man who sent a “letter and a video he had made of himself smearing a Quran and an image of an Islamic religious figure with pork chops and grilling those items.”

    unbelievable. NY’s Mayor Bloomberg will no doubt ban pork next. Freeze those chops. Holding and pointing a pork chop might save someones life.

  3. Petronius says:

    Peephole Magazine, 3 March 2011

    “Sights and Sounds in the Night” by Woody Triscuit

    Observed outside The Rhino Bar and Pumphouse on M Street in Georgetown :

    Former US Army sergeant James “Fallujah Jim” Fulton, awardee of a Purple Heart and four Bronze Stars for combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, was arrested again on Wednesday night and charged with assault following a sidewalk altercation with six Georgetown University students, including Ibrahim Wahab, the son of the Yemeni deputy ambassador. Four of the students, Rashid Saadeh, Abdul Fubar, Sadiq Sadiq, and Ali Feerasta were treated for injuries and kept overnight at Georgetown University Hospital for observation. Muhamed “Big Mo” Sowoosh was treated and released, and was pronounced fit to play in Saturday’s basketball game against the University of Cincinnati Bearcats. Mr. Wahab remains hospitalized in serious condition. Mr. Fulton was overheard shouting, “muj! muj! Second Battalion! Second Battalion!” as he pummeled the six students. Moments later the paddy wagon arrived, whereupon Mr. Fulton was himself clubbed into unconsciousness by three brawny Washington DC police officers, charged, and jailed. President Barrack Obama has issued formal apologies to the government and ambassador of Yemen, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to make a personal appearance at the embassy later today. Department of Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano has issued an alert linking returning American combat veterans and right-wing extremists, and warning that veterans may resort to domestic terrorism. University president Dr. Gregory X. Bongiovanni issued a statement praising the six students, all of whom are on full scholarships, and calling upon Georgetown students and alumni to “reflect upon the need for greater compassion and understanding in the best traditions of our Catholic and Jesuit heritage.” Dr. Bongiovanni in conjunction with the Muslim Student Union also announced a schedule of special observances to be held in the Muslim Prayer Chapel in Copley Hall. A spokeswoman for the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) characterized “this unprovoked attack on young students” as “an offense to Muslims everywhere,” and denounced the “climate of Islamophobia in America.” CAIR has demanded a full investigation of the attack by the Department of Justice. Sources inside the White House have attributed the attack to “a climate of hate and fear” generated by Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, Fox News, and right-wing talk radio. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) compared American veterans to “Nazi thugs,” while Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) issued a joint statement deploring “the lack of civility” in American society. Following his latest brush with the law, Mr. Fulton currently remains confined in the Ezra Pound Ward at St. Elizabeth’s Psychiatric Hospital where he is undergoing evaluation pending determination of his competency to stand trial on the assault charges.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Well hell, why not do away with a trial. Mr. Fulton is guilty for being a Veteran. A fact that goes on to declare him and other Veterans of being “Nazi thugs” by (D) Senators. Homeland Security Biatch Nappy goes on to associate returning Veterans with domestic terrorism.
      Our elected officials are now coddling the enemy and giving them safe harbor. There is a war brewing and we now see the faces that will bring this to bear.

      Do away with the court system and try everyone in the media……starting with the elected officials from the top-down.

    • JohnMG says:

      Six-on-one doesn’t sound like a fair fight to me, especially when one of them is a burly basketball player. To even the odds they should have recruited another half-dozen diaperheads. Then it might have been a fair fight. Notice it took three DC police officers to subdue him using billy clubs. If I were the DC police, I’d be inclined to hire “Fallujah Jim” on the spot instead of clubbing him into unconsciousness. Wonder how many of DC’s finest were “brotha’s”? Also notice that the only hospital Fulton was sent to was the psych ward

      Good on you, Sgt. Fulton. Maybe if Obama can find Michelle’s purse he could retrieve his balls and issue a REAL American statement instead of the putrid effluvium that usually issues from his mouth. If he was really sincere he would apologize to the American people and the whole black community for being such an embarrassment to us all. Pussy!

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      “There is a war brewing and we now see the feces that will bring this to bear.”

      There, LD, fixed it for ya.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      I stand corrected and “Thanks” Rusty!

    • proreason says:

      if Peephole has pictures, I might want to subscribe

    • canary says:

      oh. Peephole is a joke. Searching I did learn that the Koran and it’s writer condone slaves. Fairest
      skinned, enemy, or child of enemy, may be used as slaves. No wonder O Sr. mistreated his cracker wives.
      No wonder O Jr. loves the muslims. Things have changed in translations. Now instead of the penalty Oh Moe hammadmen made of killing a muslim’s slave for compensation, a muslim can be made to hand over a slave to the harmed person. After all, what good is a dead slave. Another reason to ban Sharia Law, as
      the muslims debating the time limit for abortions being 20 weeks or prior to birth when it still has no soul
      will have to be ironed out, in the constitution of medina CAIR is working on.
      Slavery being okay in the Koran, Sharia law, or Islam constitution, means there is a chance some “moderate” muslims will get it both ways and not necessarily kill Jews and Christians, but think smart, and turn them into slaves.

      Just think. Obama knows the muslim religion & koran more than Americans, yet is Obama complaining of the muslims
      history or present day of owning slaves?

  4. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Michael Moore Opens His Festering Gob To An Adoring AP

    Via FOX news: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/03/05/protesters-police-ready-rally-wisconsin/

    Moore to Protesters: ‘Madison Is Only the Beginning’

    MADISON, Wis. — Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore urged Wisconsin residents Saturday to fight Republican-backed efforts to strip most public workers of their collective bargaining rights, telling thousands of protesters that “Madison is only the beginning.”

    The crowd roared in approval as Moore implored demonstrators to keep up their struggle against Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s legislation, comparing their fight to Egypt’s revolt. He also thanked the 14 state Democratic senators who fled Wisconsin to block a vote on the bill, saying they’ll go down in history books.

    Yes, they’ll go down in history as un-American anti-democracy union-bought pigeons.

    “We’re going to do this together. Don’t give up. Please don’t give up,” Moore told the protesters, who have held steady at the Capitol for nearly three weeks. Police have said a crowd of about 70,000 showed up on Feb. 19, and an even larger crowd rallied Feb. 26.

    Moore said the wealthy have overreached, first taking the working class’ money and then taking their souls by shutting them up at the bargaining table. The crowd yelled “thank you” before Moore began to speak, and he responded: “All of America thanks you, Wisconsin.”

    How out of touch can one person be? “The rich” have nothing to do with it. It’s the taxpayers who have to foot the bill for overreaching public sector unions. Not only has he missed the point, he’s in the wrong state. And, isn’t he one of “the rich”? Why don’t you fork over some of yourmillions, you greedy fat bastard?

    Walker has said the legislation is needed to help ease a state deficit projected to hit $3.6 billion by mid-2013, though opponents see it as an effort to weaken unions.

    Yes, and yes. Why do public sector unions need so much power? To what end? How does it help anyone except the people who are a minority work force take a huge amount of money away from taxpayers? How is the taxpayer represented in public sector union “collective bargaining”…hmmmmm?

    Negotiations between Democrats and Republican broke down Thursday, though communication lines remain open, said Sen. Tim Cullen, one of the Democrats who fled the state. Cullen said it’s difficult for either side to compromise, since Democrats don’t want to lose support from their base and Walker doesn’t want to appear weak by backing down.

    Walker’s spokesman didn’t return a message Saturday, though the governor has said that he won’t compromise on the collective bargaining issue or anything that saves the state money.

    Again, “compromise” means do what the democrats want. Thus satiating their hissie-fit and allowing them the upper hand. Spoiled rotten little —–s

    Two other Democratic senators joined the Rev. Jesse Jackson in Chicago to urge Walker to negotiate with workers. Sen. Lena Taylor said Democrats left because they “needed to slow the bill down” after it was approved unchanged in the state Assembly.

    “Slow the bill down” means to not let it go into law…the democrat way….by ignoring it and doing whatever you want.

    “I ask the governor, ‘Do your job. Come to the table and speak to Wisconsin workers,”‘ Taylor said. “We agree that fiscally we need to do things differently. We even agree that there are some places where we need to talk about how we negotiate. … However we refuse to accept in America that we don’t believe that a voice at the table is an option. It is not an option of a leader and it surely is not the Wisconsin way.”

    Nowhere in those statements is the concept of reduced spending mentioned…just a “need on how we negotiate” which has no value at this point…it is a moot point to suggest that Walker has done anything other than his job. He was elected to attain some fiscal (meaning “money” for those in Rio Linda) responsibility. He did his job and the spoiled brats don’t like it. He presented it and instead of discussing it like adults, the public sector unions and the teachers and the demcrat state senators had a tantrum.

    “Option of a leader”. Wow, I wonder what that means in Wisconsin. Is it something like, “You’re supposed to do what the unions want!” ?

    “We’ve been here for the last 16 days we’ll continue to be here until worker’s rights are removed as the target in this budget repair bill by our governor,” he said.

    THERE IT IS! “worker’s rights”. The red flag with sickle and hammer would look great over the capital rotunda right about now.

    Activists began a sit-in at the Capitol on Feb. 15, and although a judge ended protestors’ overnight stays late last week, several hundred were back in the rotunda Saturday chanting “Who’s house? Our house!” and “Hey-hey, ho-ho, Scott Walker’s got to go!”

    Renee Peplinski, a fifth-grade teacher in Wisconsin Rapids, said she doesn’t mind making financial concessions to help the state even though it would hurt her family. She’s more concerned about losing her collective bargaining rights. Without union protections, teachers would be at the mercy of administrators who could decide to fire them for any perceived slight, she said.

    By “any perceived slight” she means substandard performance and students who can’t read.

    Honestly, this whole article stinks of socialism. I wouldn’t wrap fish in it.

  5. CitizenReporter says:

    Assaulting Political Correctness with Humor & Building Grassroots Support for A Satirical Film

    Several months ago I reported the launch of Crusader Pictures, a company created to produce Conservative-friendly films that inform and entertain. (See this article at Sweetness & Light http://sweetness-light.com/archive/selected-news-items-for-sep-11-sep-17)

    This week Crusader’s film An Incorrect Man launched at Kickstarter, the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world. Kickstarter represents a new, innovative way to involve the public in funding of projects, the ultimate in grassroots participation.

    With this platform, you have the opportunity to collaborate with Crusader by contributing to the project for as little as $25.00, becoming a part of their online movie crew – a citizen producer. (They’re raising funds to complete the screenplay and move to pre-production.) You get a great gift/reward for your contribution, and you’ll be supporting Conservative media. Follow this link http://kck.st/e8OG5I to the project page and check it out.

    Mark Twain said “against the assault of humor, nothing can stand.” An Incorrect Man uses humor to give people a vision of life in a world overrun by political correctness—one man’s journey through an Orwellian nightmare in which he can’t say or do anything without offending someone. It’s inspired by a series of tongue-in-cheek articles on political correctness by humorist Judith Weizner that originally appeared in Heterodoxy Magazine, a journal published by The David Horowitz Freedom Center. You can read some of Judith’s stories at Crusader Pictures. http://www.crusaderpictures.com/.

    And after you have supported the project by selecting your incentive level and making your pledge, share the link with everyone you know. They have 43 days to reach their immediate goal, so now is the time to let the world know and help make a difference by taking on liberals in the arena of the culture war.

  6. Deserat says:

    Ahh, Petronius – Fubar and Sowoosh gave it away for me ;-) (Peephole could be a mag, but not of the regular reporting kind) . Great writing, though. When you comment, you are either very entertaining or very enlightening – appreciate you taking the time to share.

    • canary says:

      Quote of the Day

      “When I joined the military it was illegal to be homosexual, then it became optional & now it’s legal. I’m getting the hell out before Obama makes it mandatory.”

      Gunnery Sgt Harry Berres, USMC


      February 23, 2011

      WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading Senate conservative, today made the following statement condemning the decision by President Obama and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder not to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Passed in 1996 during the Clinton Administration, DOMA is a law requiring that states need not recognize same-sex marriages of other states.

      “The decision by the Obama Administration runs counter to the notion that duly-passed laws are greater than any one person or administration. It is reprehensible that this administration believes it can unilaterally deem a law, passed by Congress and signed by the President of the United States, unconstitutional and thereby unworthy of defense in court. This is a failure by the Obama Administration to carry out its most basic duty, which is to enforce the law.”

      I kid you not, the muslims as in CAIR ran an article a couple of days ago on their website, that the Sharia Law they want in the U.S. will allow a man to have more than one wives. They wrote the Mormons did it. and they are only asking for the same. Sorry to inform the muslim sect, but the mormon sect that practices this does so illegal on compounds with rights such as muslims on their mosque compounds do God knows what to their members.

      Is this not proof where Obama is going with his anyone should be able to marry who they want law.

      Also, CAIR also announced a few days they are suing the U.S. because a muslim in California had a GPS tracking device put on his car. Hello, Obama’s patriot law. Maybe Obama thought the guy was hot.

  7. proreason says:

    Andy McCarthy catches up on his proreason clippings and writes a column about it. Remember my theme (which nearly everybody thinks is just nuts) that the left and Islam are in an alliance of convenience. Well Andy doesn’t seem to think its nuts:

    The history of Islam and the modern Left is one of cooperation when there is some obstacle to their divergent concepts of “social justice” and the perfect society. These are always marriages of convenience, enduring no longer than the enemy that drives them into each other’s arms. But, reliably, it is they — the Islamists and the leftists — who come together when there is a third party in the mix. Rarely will one collude with a common enemy against the other. Today, the common enemy of Islamists and leftists is individual liberty, especially the social, economic, and political freedom guaranteed by the American Constitution”

    I’m beginning to scare myself. It’s scary to think the stuff I say might actually be how things work.


    Maybe next month Andy will get to the parts where I say the Left will wipe Islam off the face of the earth if their alliance of convenience really does defeat the only country that stands between them and total power.

    • tranquil.night says:

      Pro, you should read Andy’s The Grand Jihad if you haven’t already. It brilliantly came out in print literally right around the time we were talking about the alliance of cause and convenience between the Alinskyites and Mohammadeans. http://michellemalkin.com/2010/05/25/exposing-the-grand-jihad/

      “Maybe next month Andy will get to the parts where I say the Left will wipe Islam off the face of the earth..”

      Along those lines, did you see Little Satan Soros claiming Iran would fall in the bloodiest of this year’s revolutions? I’d bet my entire commodities portfolio that he’s got all sorts of imperialist investments in the region fermenting this new contingent of Islamist-Marxists.

    • canary says:

      excellent. excellent ! This is scarier when you think about it. Having pigs really is a way to keep muslims away, and so why would these radical muslims knowingly by land for a mosque next to a pig farm. It had to be in their plans to wipe them off the face of the earth and make allah happy. Meanwhile, all the extra washing and praying they have to perform for alloh can’t be worth it.

      Meanwhile, start a pig slaughter business. When they go away, that can stop.

      You can darn well bet these muslims got the land money from their mosque and can afford to move somewhere else. Muslims the global religion that encourages lying.

  8. heykev says:

    Thought I’d share a music video about the WI Senator’s hiding out in Illinois: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoaQVzvPUPQ

  9. canary says:

    BBC reports “forced marriages” in UK, London, Bradford & Wales at record high,
    WITHOUT mentioning the word “muslim, islam, or “religion”

    BBC: Forced marriages ‘at record high’ – South Wales Police

    11 Mar 2011

    South Wales Police say they are dealing with the largest number of cases of forced marriage and honour based-violence they have ever seen.

    The figures are released to coincide with International Women’s Day.

    In many cases they are told they will bring their family shame or dishonour if they refuse.

    … She put the phone down and she goes ‘they’ve got someone for you to get married to’. I was like, “me?”.

    I was awoken by someone pulling me by my hair. And I felt something cold on my face, like a rifle.

    A torch flashed in my face and all I saw was three men. The husband, his brother and another man.

    I was going to scream. He said: “You make a sound, and I’ll kill your mother.” I remember physically shaking.

    “It goes on and it goes on often unchecked by senior members of the community who know it’s taking place.

    Strategies for helping victims included supplying them with a secret mobile phone if they feared they were being lured to their family’s country of origin as a prelude to a forced marriage.

    The force had also set up a “buddy” system where force marriage “survivors” were a role model to those who were now going through the trauma.

    Ch Supt Kinrade added: “We do understand the issues and I think we are becoming more effective at dealing with it but what I sense is happening is there is an East v West clash.”

    entire article and victims telling stories at link

    Ch Supt Kinrade added: “We do understand the issues……but what I sense is happening is there is an East v West clash.”

    ya think?! CAIR forces marriage in the U.S. too. CAIR now they are working for bigamy. Maybe the muslim men in Oklahoma will stop their old marriage games of marry divorce, have children, repeatedly to have their dynasty of women and children on welfare and food stamps. They’ll still get welfare and food stamps. Oh, I have 5 wifes and 27 children. You sinful Americans give me give me.

  10. Petronius says:

    The Liberal Death Wish, Episode No. MLXVI

    The London Daily Mail –– Mail Online

    £50 Insult to Britain’s War Dead: Veterans’ Fury as Poppy Burner Enjoying Life on Benefits Gets Paltry Fine and Mocks Soldiers

    by Emily Andrews, 8 March 2011

    As a British citizen, Emdadur Choudhury enjoys benefits including a free council flat and almost £800 a month state handouts.

    Yesterday he laughed at justice as he was handed a paltry £50 fine for setting light to poppies on Remembrance Day and yelling “British soldiers burn in hell.”

    After hearing his penalty, which outraged war veterans, the 26-year-old father of two declared: “I don’t have any respect for British soldiers, and if they lose a limb or two in Afghanistan then they deserve it. You expect me to feel sorry for them? Of course I don’t.”

    Choudhury, from Bethnal Green, East London, was found guilty of using threatening or abusive words or behaviour by District Judge Howard Riddle, following a one-day trial last month.

    The maximum fine possible was £1,000, plus legal costs, and Judge Riddle said he had no doubt Choudhury had set out to shock and offend. Yet he fined him only £50, plus a £15 victim surcharge.

    * * *

    The maximum sentence for this offence is six months, while the highest fine imposable by a court is £1,000. * * *

    Choudhury could also have been charged under Section 31 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, which is racially or religiously aggravated public order offence. This offence also carries a maximum sentence of six months, but the level of fine can reach £2,500.

    The defendant could also have faced charges of an incitement or racial hatred under the Public Order Act.

    * * *

    Choudhury, whose parents are Bangladeshi immigrants who came to Britain for a better life, was a leading member of a demonstration by the so-called Muslims Against Crusaders on November 11.

    During the two-minute silence he was caught on camera unfurling several large plastic poppies and dousing them in petrol before setting them alight.

    The protesters, who had gathered near the Royal Albert Hall close to the finish of a charity walk to commemorate service personnel, also repeatedly yelled “Burn British soldiers, burn in hell.”

    * * *

    The court heard that Choudhury works part time as a satellite engineer and earns £480 a month. He also receives a monthly total of £792 in state benefits, comprising £240 working tax credit; £432 child tax credit and £120 a month child benefit.

    “It’s my freedom of speech and I’m exercising that. I’m being persecuted for it. This fine, I will wear it as a badge on my shoulder. I did it for Allah. I did it to raise awareness that these so-called soldiers are the criminals. They are the ones who should be tried for war crimes.”

    Sinisterly he promised that he had “2,000 youths who will follow me and do whatever I tell them – you don’t want another Afghanistan here do you? We want Sharia law in this country, and Inshallah [God willing] we will get it.”

    Shaun Rusling, of the National Gulf War Veterans and Families Association, said: “I think the British people would be disgusted with the sentence handed out. Remembrance Day is very special for those in the Armed Forces, when we remember those who have lost their lives for freedom and fighting for their country. It is a personal insult to all of them. I am personally insulted, any veteran would be personally insulted by them burning a poppy. I don’t think it is an acceptable sentence at all.”

    * * *


    God help any poor Brit who burned a Koran. Can you imagine the furor that would have caused? The endless crown prosecutions under the race hate laws, the lawsuits by the Equalities Commission, including all the tiresome interviews with Trevor Phillips, and then the global Muslim backlash? Why, there would have been rivers of blood.

  11. canary says:

    AP: Wis. governor proposes union compromise

    by Scott Bauer 3/8/3011
    MADISON, Wis. —

    ..The e-mails, some dated as recently as Sunday, show a softened stance in Walker’s talks…

    Under the compromise floated by Walker and detailed in the e-mails, workers would be able to continue bargaining over their salaries with no limit,…
    He also proposed compromises allowing collective bargaining to stay in place on mandatory overtime, performance bonuses, hazardous duty pay and classroom size for teachers.

    Increased contributions for health insurance and pension, projected to save the state $330 million by mid-2013, would remain….

    Sen. Bob Jauch, one of the 14 AWOL Democrats, said he hoped the compromise would serve as a blueprint for future negotiations. But he and Sen. Tim Cullen, who were both working with Walker’s administration, said the latest offer was inadequate.

    The e-mails show that Jauch had wanted even more items to be subject to bargaining that Walker seeks to eliminate, including sick leave and vacation pay.

    Additionally, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Authority employees would not lose all union bargaining rights…

    “Everybody’s obviously receiving a lot of pressure,” Fitzgerald said. “I had people on my front porch before I left this morning.”

    “We’re rock solid, we’re fine,” he said.


    “bargaining that Walker seeks to eliminate, including sick leave and vacation pay:
    (oh the irony)

    “Everybody’s obviously receiving a lot of pressure,” Fitzgerald said. “I had people on my front porch before I left this morning.”
    “We’re rock solid, we’re fine,” he said.

    (Fitzgerald means he’s afraid and Obama’s thuggery works, and someone should have taped his mouth. )

    • canary says:

      But, then the newspaper misquoted me from a city meeting last night. They had to take others quotes from the recording of the meeting so I figure they can change it on line. Scrub their lie.

      Not only is Obama have some Charlie Sheen in his brain, but I think the media reporters have a little Charlie Sheen in their brains too. Losers.

  12. canary says:


    ‘No question’ Gadhafi ordered Pan Am bombing, ex-CIA official says

    A former top CIA official who helped oversee the agency’s investigation into the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, tells NBC News there is “no doubt” that Moammar Gadhafi personally approved the bombing.

    “There are two things that you can take to the bank,” said Frank Anderson, who served as the agency’s Near East affairs chief between 1991 and his retirement in 1995….

    “There is no question in my mind that Moammar Gadhafi authorized the bombing of Pan Am 103.”

    The statement by Anderson — and other comments to NBC by a top FBI agent on the case —could give fresh momentum for a reopening of the Lockerbie investigation. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said last week that she intended to push for such a probe in light of new claims by Libya’s ex-justice minister, Mustafa Abdel Jalil, that he had “proof” that Gadhafi ordered the bombing, which killed 270 people, including 190 Americans.

    — Anderson dismissed the possibility that Megrahi could have been acting as a “rogue” agent without the knowledge of the regime’s top leader. By the time of the bombing, he said, Gadhafi had so consolidated his hold over the regime that there was “absolutely no way” for Libyan intelligence officials to have carried out the bombing without the dictator’s authorization.

    President Ronald Reagan ordered a bombing of Libya in 1986 after U.S. officials linked Libya’s intelligence service to an earlier terrorism bombing in Berlin that killed two U.S. servicemen.

    In a separate interview, Richard Marquise, who was the chief FBI agent on the Lockerbie case, said he and other bureau officials always assumed that senior Libyan officials were complicit in blowing up the aircraft,…

    … released Megrahi in August, 2009 on “compassionate” grounds because he was supposedly dying of prostate cancer and had only three months to live. He received a hero’s welcome upon his return to Libya and, at last report, was still alive.

    A knowledgeable source, speaking on condition of anonymity said that Justice and FBI officials were discussing possible ways to obtain new evidence from figures like Jalil, Libya’s ex-justice minister, but that there were numerous logistical and political difficulties given the turmoil in Libya at the moment.


    eyes to the left
    Obama awaits Gadhafi. He steps up to Obama’s hand outreached, Obama cusps both his hands around
    Gadhafi and shakes, and shakes.


    The Lingering Hand Shake

    A standard hand shake with an extra few shakes and holding on for just a few seconds. I find this often happens when old friends meet or with a good bye to someone dear. Between business people, it gives a bit of a chance to communicate positive thoughts.

    compare President Reagans address to the nation on Gaddafi

    Clinton angry

  13. BillK says:

    What a shock – hit piece en route from HBO.

    From Daily Variety:

    Julianne Moore to play Sarah Palin in HBO pic

    By Stuart Levine

    HBO is delving into politics once again with telepic “Game Change,” which will examine Sen. John McCain’s 2008 presidential run.

    Julianne Moore will play Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Movie is based on the book of the same name by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin. …


    So, anyone want to guess on when in 2012 they’ll start running this virtually daily?

  14. canary says:

    AP: Preemie birth preventive spikes from $10 to $1,500

    AP Medical Writer Mike Stobbe – Mar 10 2011

    A drug for high-risk pregnant women has cost about $10 to $20 per injection. Next week, the price shoots up to $1,500 a dose, meaning the total cost during a pregnancy could be as much as $30,000.

    But recently, KV Pharmaceutical of suburban St.Louis won government approval to exclusively sell the drug, known as Makena (Mah-KEE’-Nah).

    “That’s a huge increase for something that can’t be costing them that much to make. For crying out loud, this is about making money,” said Dr. Roger Snow, deputy medical director for Massachusetts’ Medicaid program.

    “I’ve never seen anything as outrageous as this,” said Dr. Arnold Cohen, an obstetrician at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.

    Doctors say the price hike may deter low-income women from getting the drug, leading to more premature births. And it will certainly be a huge financial burden for health insurance companies and government programs that have been paying for it.

    The cost of care for a preemie is estimated at $51,000 in the first year alone.

    Aetna will continue to pay for the drug, Armstrong said, but it will be an expensive pill to swallow. Aetna currently covers it for about 1,000 women a year, so the new federal endorsement is likely to cost an estimated $30 million more annually.

    Ther-Rx and its parent company became involved about three years ago and acquired rights to the drug from a Massachusetts company named Hologic Inc., said Divis, who is also Ther-Rx’s president.

    … That designation ensures Ther-Rx will be the sole source of the drug for seven years.

    Some doctors said they were happy getting the cheaper version from compounding pharmacies, and Aetna’s Armstrong said she was unaware of any quality concerns.

    Not that they have a choice: Last month, KV sent cease-and-desist letters to compounding pharmacies, …

    Read the entire story and you will see the redistribution of the wealthy paying. Medications have skyrocketed since Obama became President. Something is fishier than ever. Strange too is generics changing form constantly. Just like packaging of food. Takes forever finding things in the grocery store.
    It’s like cheap dog food. There are bottom of the barrels that are getting scraped. Some days there more of this, other days more of that.

  15. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Reid Lies Some More
    Via FOX: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/03/10/republicans-threaten-senate-blockade-reid-doesnt-deal-debt-spending/

    Republicans Threaten Senate Blockade if Reid Doesn’t Deal With Debt, Spending

    By Carl Cameron

    Published March 10, 2011

    Ten Republican senators are warning Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that they will block any bills that do not address fiscal issues until the current impasse on spending is resolved.

    “While there are many issues that warrant the Senate’s consideration, we feel that the Senate must not debate and consider bills at this time that do not affirmatively cut spending,” reads a letter signed by the group of 10. “We, therefore, are notifying you of our intention to object to the consideration of any legislation that fails to directly address this crisis in a meaningful way.”

    The letter was signed by Republican Sens. David Vitter of Louisiana, Jeff Sessions of Alabama, John Ensign of Nevada, Mike Lee of Utah, Jim DeMint of South Carolina, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Roger Wicker of Mississippi, Marco Rubio of Florida, Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania.

    Senate rules give individual members the power to block legislation indefinitely to force debate. The letter says that the members will blockade any unrelated bill that comes forward unless Reid dedicates “significant floor time” to the debate over debt and spending.

    And Reid’s response?

    Reid’s office said, “After ignoring jobs for months, Republicans are making it official by vowing to block every bill that creates American jobs.”

    1) That’s not what this is about
    2) Stop trying to change the subject
    3) Mr Reid, you yourself should know the disastrous effects that your party has had on job creation by the drilling moratorium, setting forth rules for businesses that curtail hiring and then there’s that pesky obamacare thing. You wanna talk about jobs, boy?


    Senate Democrats are currently hammering out a new plan on spending after a proposal for modest cuts put forward by Reid and the Obama White House was shot down with the help of 11 members of the Democratic caucus.

    Yes, they do so well at “hammering”. “When the only tool you have is a hammer…..everything looks like a nail.”

    Republicans, though, are concerned that Reid will try to run out the clock to heighten the risk of a government shutdown and leave little time for Republicans to make a counterproposal. The 10 Senators aim to deny Reid that option.

    Let’s face it, Dingy Harry knows dirty pool. He practically invented it. And he couldn’t care less about a non-operating government—As long as he can blame it on the republicans, which, of course, he will.

    Fox News has also learned that a handful of conservative Republicans are considering an overture to Democrats that would open for negotiation swapping some of the GOP’s proposed cuts for ones preferred by Democrats, provided they are of equivalent savings.

    …..Said the spider to the fly.

    And, in reality, all that’s likely to happen is curtailment of the increase in government spending, not the monumental trillions of dollars in debt we’re in thanks to the likes of Reid, Pelosi, Frank, Dodd and of course, bo-bo the clown.

  16. canary says:

    Obama’s new weapon as ambassador to insult Israel, is his long time supporter ($) good buddy Daniel B. Shapiro. Obama is furious at Israel, and wants Shapiro to strong arm Israel for Obama, as Biden’s bit them blew it, and Bush’s appointee did too well keeping relations good.

    Daniel B. Shapiro is currently Senior Director for the Middle East and North Africa on the National Security Staff at the White House, a position he has held since January of 2009.
    (expect more failure by the same failure)

    Mr. Shapiro served as a Senior Policy Advisor with a focus on Middle East policy for the Obama/Biden campaign team & transition, which if you recall got U.S. relations with Israel to a bad start.

    Since 2007 he has served as an advisor to Barack Obama on Middle East and Jewish community issues, also “assisting as strategist and fundraiser” ($)
    Also in 2007, he was named vice president of the Washington, D.C. “lobbying firm Timmons & Company” . ($)

    Shapiro accompanied Obama on his July 2008 trip to Israel. (failure)

    From 1995 to 1999, he was a legislative assistant and senior foreign policy to U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. (cough choke)

    Mr.Shapiro has always worked & supported Democrats.

    Shapiro was born in Champaign, Illinois.
    He graduated in 1986 from the University Laboratory High School of Urbana, Illinois.
    He obtained a bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University in 1991, and a master’s degree in Middle Eastern Politics from Harvard University in 1993. (cough cough)

    Shapiro speaks fluent Hebrew. (which will compliment Obama’s claim of fluent muslim, and enable to
    Shapiro so he can speak in secret language and say inappropriate things to Israel that Americans won’t understand. I’d trust Israel’s prime minister version before I’d trust this goon shark)

    Surely, Shapiro will enjoy more free mini vacations to Palestine.

  17. canary says:

    Wisconsins mobs retaking Wisconsin & some death threats to GOP leaders.

    Shocking videos angry mobs disobeying the police that sided with them

    videos of Wisconsins getting violent busting the police (unions) that encouraged their violence. Pay back
    Wisconsin thugs death threats to Republican leaders


  18. canary says:

    Muslim Hassan (Bridges’ TV founder) who chopped off wife’s head, hand, alternate foot, w/40 butcher lashes) only gets 25 years.

    AP: Judge gives man who beheaded wife 25 years

    By Carolyn Thompson Mar. 9 2011 BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) –

    Muzzammil Hassan, who’d claimed his wife abused him, stood with his head bowed as the judge told him that even his own children had nothing but contempt for him. He scoffed at the idea that Hassan stabbed Aasiya Hassan more than 40 times and decapitated her because he was afraid of her.

    “You bought two hunting knives, you tested them for sharpness, you laid in wait in a darkened hallway for your unsuspecting wife and you butchered her,” Judge Thomas Franczyk said. “Self-defense? I don’t think so.”…”

    Hassan, who killed his wife inside the offices of the Muslim-oriented television station the couple started to dispel negative cultural stereotypes, kept his comments brief, in stark contrast to his trial testimony. Acting as his own attorney, Hassan, 46, spent four days on the stand, painting himself as a victim in an eight-year marriage filled with arguments and threats. He said God sent him the courage to kill his wife and that he felt as if he’d escaped from a terrorist camp afterward.

    Sedita said members of the Muslim community asked him to stress that the killing was strictly a case of domestic violence and not an “honor killing” as some people speculated after the February 2009 murder. The practice is still accepted among some fanatical Muslim men, including in the couple’s native Pakistan, who feel betrayed by their wives.

    …a couple who made it their life’s work to improve the image of Muslims in a post-Sept. 11 world and the worst possible stereotypes their television station was meant to counter.

    Bridges TV continues to broadcast, now under new management and with a broadened focus on bridging understanding among many cultures and religions.

    Just before his sentencing, Hassan brought in a new lawyer who indicated he would appeal. Earl Key is the fifth attorney to be hired by Hassan…

    (entire bizarre story)
    Originally printed at http://www.katu.com/news/national/117666673.html

    Dang this was his 3rd wife. He sat on the stand for 4 days defending himself just like the muslim terrorist that gunned down subway riders in NY. The other Hassan (major) will probably end up firing his dream defense team too, so he can run the show and give orders.

  19. canary says:

    Border Ranchers receiving threats from Mexican Drug Cartel squatting on their ranches. Some Americans making the decision to leave their homes and land.

    Associated Press Video

    Obama reminds me of the book a man without a country. No one else will want him, and we won’t be stuck with him forever.

    • preparing4theworst says:

      Sniper teams, land mines, Apache helicoptors, armed drones and TELL mexico that we WILL pursue this scum as far south of the border as WE want to….they can help or stand aside, doesn’t matter which…and then do just that!

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