Tuesday, September 22, 2015

If Carly Fiorina Is The GOP Nominee, Hillary Clinton (Who She Had "Great Admiration For") Will Be Elected President

For the last few months, everyone has seemed to have been raving about Carly Fiorina, or as I'm calling her, either "Mitt Romney in a Skirt" or "Carly FioRINO."

I've long been suspicious of the former Hewlett Packard CEO, named one of the worst CEOs and one whom I've heard from HP employees was hated by the workers. Even more so, why would we risk the future of our nation to someone with not only a dubious record as a CEO (as I've noted before) but who also lost her only political race to date.

Well, here's more reasons to suspect why Carly Fiorino only talks the conservative talk, but doesn't walk the walk, such as how she's gone after the record of Hillary Rotten Clinton as secretary of state.

But FioRINO sounded differently about the Hildebeast back in 2008 (BuzzFeed).
Over the weekend, the Washington Post Ruth Marcus wrote in a column that Fiorina told her in May of 2008 that if she wasn’t backing Sen. John McCain, she would have backed Clinton. A Fiorina spokeswoman said that Fiorina couldn’t remember the exchange and was probably talking about who she would back in the 2008 Democratic primary if she had to choose.
The article also noted that Fiorina declared her “great admiration and respect for Hillary Clinton and her candidacy and leadership,” at one gathering in 2008.
In one video uncovered by BuzzFeed News, Fiorina delivers a long and forceful praise of then-Senator Clinton for a political organization that promoted women in politics. Fiorina called Clinton “incredibly intelligent,” “determined,” and said she took great pride in her presidential run.
“I have such great admiration and empathy for Hillary Clinton,” Fiorina says in the video. “I have great admiration for her because I know what it takes in some small measure to do what she has done. She is obviously incredibly intelligent, focused, tough, determined, empathetic of all the tens of millions of people that she was trying to represent in her quest to become the first woman president of the United States.”
“And as a woman, I take great pride in the fact that Hillary Clinton ran for president. And I also watched with a lot of empathy as I saw how she was scrutinized, characterized, talked about as a woman,” continued Fiorina.
“While I think woman have made great progress in so many ways I also known from personal experience that women in positions of power – particularly bold women – who are trying to drive change as Hillary Clinton must surely is…bold women, women in power are characterized, scrutinized differently than their male counterparts are.”
That glowing praise is in line with a statement she made at another 2008 gathering, a press conference where she said Clinton had been subjected to sexism, albeit not by the Republican Party.
Fiorina said any woman in politics owes a debt of gratitude to Clinton.
“I have said numerous times, I disagree politically with Hillary, but I also have great admiration for Hillary Clinton,” declared Fiorina. “Her run for the presidency was historic. She was a great candidate. She has helped millions of women all over this country. Women of any political party owe a debt of gratitude to Hillary Clinton and I will bet that every woman up here agrees with me.”
Compare how FioRINO has slammed Sarah Palin, who has energized conservatives and Tea Party supporters. What has FioRINO done for the Tea Party? Furthermore, why did she praise Hillary in 2008 but slam Palin, who was the vice presidential nominee? Is it because she's too elitist for Sarah? Personally, I don't think someone who ran a computer company into the toilet has any business advising a governor who was enjoying near unanimous support from her constituents, until the liberal Democrat media complex began the mission to destroy her.

Seems like FioRINO, judging from her praise of Hillary Rotten, loves playing the sexism card, like a typical liberal. She did it with Donald Trump, and she attacked Rush Limbaugh back in 2012 for comments he made (and apologized for) about a Fluke who claimed she was having so much sex she couldn't afford birth control (SeeBS).
California Republican Carly Fiorina said Friday it is "insulting" for radio host Rush Limbaugh to call a student activist a "slut" and "prostitute" because she is pushing for employers to pay for contraception.
"That language is insulting in my opinion," said Fiorina, who launched an unsuccessful Senate bid against longtime California Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer in 2010, on "CBS This Morning."
"It's incendiary and most of all, it's a distraction. It's a distraction from what are very real and important issues," the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard said.
So, FioRINO, as Dana Loesch noted in a piece I'd referenced when the whole Fluke controversy erupted, "bravely provided cover for the President and the ridiculous narrative of 'the war on women.'" Gee, thanks Carly, for that episode of "friendly" fire!

But that's typical of an establishment, country-club Republican. They can always be counted upon to attack a conservative, but always play kid gloves when it comes to liberals. Like she did recently with Ben Carson, who said he could not vote for a Muslim for President (ABC).
“I think that’s wrong,” Fiorina told Jimmy Fallon in an interview on Monday. “You know, it says in our Constitution that religion cannot be a test for office. It is also true that this country was founded on the principle that we judge each individual and that anyone, of any faith, is welcome here."
First of all, FioRINO, Carson was saying he couldn't vote for one, he didn't say they were not eligible under the Constitution. The problem is, for many Americans, their is a distrust of Muslims because of how many American Muslims want Shariah law in America, which is diametrically the opposite of the US Constitution and the basic principles this nation was founded upon.

Never mind how FioRINO, two weeks after 9/11, praised Islamic civilization (Freedom Outpost).
There was once a civilization that was the greatest in the world.
It was able to create a continental super-state that stretched from ocean to ocean, and from northern climes to tropics and deserts. Within its dominion lived hundreds of millions of people, of different creeds and ethnic origins.
One of its languages became the universal language of much of the world, the bridge between the peoples of a hundred lands. Its armies were made up of people of many nationalities, and its military protection allowed a degree of peace and prosperity that had never been known. The reach of this civilization's commerce extended from Latin America to China, and everywhere in between.
And this civilization was driven more than anything, by invention. Its architects designed buildings that defied gravity. Its mathematicians created the algebra and algorithms that would enable the building of computers, and the creation of encryption. Its doctors examined the human body, and found new cures for disease. Its astronomers looked into the heavens, named the stars, and paved the way for space travel and exploration.
Its writers created thousands of stories. Stories of courage, romance and magic. Its poets wrote of love, when others before them were too steeped in fear to think of such things.
When other nations were afraid of ideas, this civilization thrived on them, and kept them alive. When censors threatened to wipe out knowledge from past civilizations, this civilization kept the knowledge alive, and passed it on to others.
While modern Western civilization shares many of these traits, the civilization I'm talking about was the Islamic world from the year 800 to 1600, which included the Ottoman Empire and the courts of Baghdad, Damascus and Cairo, and enlightened rulers like Suleiman the Magnificent.
Although we are often unaware of our indebtedness to this other civilization, its gifts are very much a part of our heritage. The technology industry would not exist without the contributions of Arab mathematicians. Sufi poet-philosophers like Rumi challenged our notions of self and truth. Leaders like Suleiman contributed to our notions of tolerance and civic leadership.
While FioRINO will attack the Iran Deal that Obama has unilaterally made with that terrorist regime, she headed Hewlett Packard when that company made millions of dollars in business with Iran (Bloomberg View).
HP’s unusual omnipresence inside Iran was first reported in 2008 by the Boston Globe, which discovered that in 1997 the company struck up a partnership with a new Indian company in Dubai called Redington Gulf. The partnership was so successful distributing in Iran that HP printers were No. 1 there, with 41 percent of the market share by 2007.
All U.S. companies were banned from exporting to Iran in 1995, when President Bill Clinton issued two executive orders tightening sanctions on Iran in response to Iran’s support for international terrorism and pursuit of weapons of mass destruction. If HP executives knew about what the Dubai-based distributor was doing, they would have been breaking U.S. law.
After the Globe article came out, the Securities and Exchange Commission, which investigates violations of sanctions, wrote HP a letter inquiring about the Iran business. HP responded by saying that over $120 million worth of its products had been sold to Redington Gulf for distribution in Iran by a foreign subsidiary based in the Netherlands. Because these sales took place through a foreign subsidiary, HP denied violating sanctions law.
When Fiorina was running against Barbara Boxer for California Senate in 2010, her campaign denied that she had any knowledge about HP’s business in Iran. "It is illegal for American companies to do business in Iran," her spokeswoman, Beth Miller, said at the time. "To her knowledge, during her tenure, HP never did business in Iran and fully complied with all U.S. sanctions and laws."
Fiorina's campaign did not respond to several requests for comment this week and last week.
But in 1999, HP’s general manager for the Middle East was quoted as saying, "Iran is a big market for Hewlett-Packard printers.” And Fiorina herself praised rising HP sales in the region in 2003, although she didn’t mention Iran, the San Jose Mercury News reported. Also in 2003, HP named Redington Gulf, the Dubai-based distributor, its “Wholesaler of the Year.” Redington put out a press release that year stating, "The seeds of the Redington-Hewlett-Packard relationship were sowed six years ago for one market — Iran.”
So there you have it. Carly may sound good, she may sound slick, but deep down, she's just Mitt Romney in a skirt. An establishment Republican who will be more of the same as we've come to expect from McLame, Romney, Boehner and McConnell..one who will attack a conservative to get media favor but go soft on her liberal opponents.

That's what she did against Barbara the Check Bouncer in 2010, and why she lost. That's why, if shes the GOP nominee, she'll lose to Hillary and we will lose the nation. 

REVEALED: Hillary Server Investigation Kept At FBI HQ, Not In Field Office, As Agency Refuses Court Order To Cooperate

This doesn't look good (Washington Times).
The FBI refused to cooperate Monday with a court-ordered inquiry into former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s email server, telling the State Department that they won’t even confirm they are investigating the matter themselves, much less willing to tell the rest of the government what’s going on.
Judge Emmet G. Sullivan had ordered the State Department to talk with the FBI and see what sort of information could be recovered from Mrs. Clinton’s email server, which her lawyer has said she turned over to the Justice Department over the summer.
The FBI’s refusal, however, leaves things muddled.
“At this time, consistent with long-standing Department of Justice and FBI policy, we can neither confirm nor deny the existence of any ongoing investigation, nor are we in a position to provide additional information at this time,” FBI General Counsel James A. Baker wrote in a letter dated Monday — a week after the deadline the Justice Department had set for the FBI to reply.
Judicial Watch, a conservative public interest law firm that is pursuing at least 16 open records cases seeking emails from Mrs. Clinton and her top aides, said at this point it’s not even clear what Mrs. Clinton provided, since all that’s been made public at this point are the former secretary of state’s public comments and some assertions, made through her lawyer, to the State Department.
If that is unsetting, that the FBI is keeping a tight wrap on the Hillary case, Joe DiGenova, a well-know DC lawyer, revealed yesterday on WMAL's Mornings on the Mall, with Brian Wilson and Larry O'Connor, that the investigation into Hillary's server is being kept in the Washington DC FBI headquarters (126.07 in link to podcast). This is a fact which has not been published in the Washington Compost or other news organizations. DiGenova said sources "in the know" had revealed this information to him.

"They have purposefully refused to allow this case (Hillary's e-mail server) to be moved into a field office. It is being handled out of the director's (James Comey) office." DiGenova said. "That can mean one of two things. ...It means either they want to do the investigation and have no one interfere with it, or they don't want to to the investigation and have no one interfere with that.

DiGenova said the fact that the case behind Hillary's server is being headquarters means "it's Comey's baby."

"If we had Congressional Republicans who knew how to do their jobs in the House or Senate, which we don't, they would be asking questions about this. Perhaps in the beginning, they would be asking questions privately. The bottom line is now, this has been set in stone, whatever happens on this falls on the director."

DiGenova said just the fact that Hillary had a private, unencrypted server is enough to break Federal law.

"It's the server, stupid," he said he told a recent symposium on this.

So, will Trey Gowdy get on the ball on this, or is he just playing us all for fools and making it look like the House is actually doing something, when they have no intentions to?

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Prayers for Mary Katherine Ham

Tragedy has stuck Mary Katherine Ham and her family (Fox News).
A White House staffer was killed Saturday when the bicycle he was riding collided with a vehicle during a charity ride, the Washington Post reported.
Jacob Thomas Brewer, 34, died about 3:40 p.m. when he lost control of his bike at a sharp curve. It crossed a double yellow line and hit an oncoming vehicle, cops told the Post. 
Brewer was a senior policy adviser in the Office of the Chief Technology Officer, part of the Office of Science and Technology policy.
...Brewer was riding Saturday as part of the Ride to Conquer Cancer fundraiser. His mother, Lori Brewer Collins, said Brewer was taking part in the ride because of a close friend who was a cancer patient.
"[He] lived life large and tended to live life for other people,” Collins said.
Brewer was married to Fox News contributor Mary Katharine Ham. They have a daughter, Georgia, and Ham is pregnant with a second child.
A GoFundMe page has been set up for a college fund for the Brewer children. If you are so moved, feel free to contribute. And keep her and her family in your prayers.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Trump: I'm Not "Morally Obligated" To Defend Obama, After Libs & RINOs Get Panties In A Wad Over Muslim Accusation

Donald Trump is not my first choice for the GOP nomination for President in 2016.

I've disagreed with some of the tone and language he's used, but agree with a lot of what he has gone after, in terms of illegal immigration and the politics as usual in DC. And, I don't like how the GOP establishment "good ole boys" want to run him out of the race.

But this latest media bruhaha over Trump not defending Richard Milhous Hussein-Obama after a questioner at a Trump rally called Obama a Muslim is utterly ridiculous (Fox News).
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday defended his recent decision not to challenge a rally attendee's claim that President Obama is a Muslim and "not even an American," suggesting that defending the president is not his moral obligation.
"Am I morally obligated to defend the president every time somebody says something bad or controversial about him? I don't think so!" Trump said in series of tweets Saturday morning.
Trump critics -- including fellow GOP White House candidate South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham -- have tried to use the exchange at the New Hampshire event Thursday night to knock back the GOP presidential front-runner and billionaire businessman.
"I was appalled,” said front-running Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
...On Saturday, the bombastic Trump also tweeted: "This is the first time in my life that I have caused controversy by NOT saying something."
His next tweet was: "If someone made a nasty or controversial statement about me to the president, do you really think he would come to my rescue? No chance!"
He also argued the media would have accused him of interfering with the man's right of free speech, tweeting “a no win situation!"
The exchange is also being compared to what 2008 GOP presidential nominee Arizona Sen. John McCain did when a woman at town hall meeting called Obama "an Arab."
"No ma'am," McCain said. "He's a decent family man citizen that I just happen to have disagreements with on fundamental issues."
And that's why McLame lost! He had no heart in it, and wanted to be Mr. Bipartisan. McLame told us we had nothing to fear about Obama becoming President, and look at what has happened to this nation seven years later! Of course, McLame's girlfriend, Lindsey Graham, is willing to attack Trump instead of Obama or liberals.

If you need proof that Yeb! Bush is just like McLame, a loser (Washington ComPost).

"Barack Obama is a talented man -- and by the way he's an American, he's a Christian -- his problem isn't the fact that he was born here or what his faith is," said Bush in a speech here. "His problem is that he's a progressive liberal who tears down anybody that disagrees with him."
Yeb also claimed we need more civility, yet he allegedly called Trump a "buffon," a "clown" and an "@$$hole." Civility? Yeah right, blow it out your pants, Yeb! I don't think anyone who goes to a racist "church" where the "preacher" uses the Lord's name in vain from the pulpit is a Christian. So quit sounding like Mr. Rodgers.

Rick Santorum and Ted Cruz refused to play the media pile on, with Santorum giving the best rebuttal.
"The President can defend himself. He doesn't need Rick Santorum to defend him. He's got you doing that very, very well. So cut it out."
 There's so much hypocrisy here it isn't funny.

Hillary wants to attack Trump over this, yet it was her campaign that spread not just the Obama is a Muslim rumor, but the birther allegations.

These photos also made appearances during his run for the Presidency.

Personally, I fall where David Beamer, the father of 9/11 United 93 hero Todd Beamer once stated in the video below.

"I don't know if Obama is a Muslim or not. But he sure is a Muslim sympathizer. And he has the track record to prove it. So do you think there's a correlation as to why they think 'let's do it now'" (build the 9/11 victory mosque)
Isn't that why a lot of people have questions about Obama's "faith" (if he even has one)? I mean, he goes to every length to say we are not at war with Islam, he refuses to call ISIS "Islamic," and he will make a nuclear agreement with the biggest funder of Islamofascist terror, the Islamic Regime of Iran, while refusing to acknowledge they are a terrorist state.

Obama won't meet with the families of fallen police officers, but will invite a Muslim teenager who built what was suspected to be a bomb, in an incident that has caused controversy and raised a lot of questions as to the people involved in it.

Yet Obama will mock other religions. There's allegations that Obama has used anti-Semitism in defending his Iran deal. The LA Slimes has refused to release a video of a farewell dinner Obama attended for a former PLO mouthpiece Rashid Khalidi.

Then, there's Obama's attacks on Christianity.

So, no wonder people like this questioner (and how do we know he wasn't a plant?) think Obama is a Muslim. Because if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck...

Friday, September 18, 2015

Ahmed Didn't Invent That Clock That Was Mistaken For A Bomb...It Was From Radio Shack

Just like the Bush National Guard memos, it takes people on the Internet with a bit of curiousity to do the digging that journalists don't want to do, because they are too busy pushing an agenda.

Like the "clock" which was "invented" by Ahmed Mohamed of Irving, TX, which was mistaken for a bomb and his activist father got the grievance mongers at Hamas-linked CAIR to scream "Islamophobia" just to go after the mayor and others in that town who have fought against Sharia-law. It all got him an invite from the White House to visit the guy who said he'd "stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."

Yeah, here's more proof this was a set up. Ahmed the teenage genious inventor didn't invent the clock (Artvoice).
I found the highest resolution photograph of the clock I could. Instantly, I was disappointed. Somewhere in all of this – there has indeed been a hoax. Ahmed Mohamed didn’t invent his own alarm clock. He didn’t even build a clock. Now, before I go on and get accused of attacking a 14 year old kid who’s already been through enough, let me explain my purpose. I don’t want to just dissect the clock. I want to dissect our reaction as a society to the situation. Part of that is the knee-jerk responses we’re all so quick to make without facts. So, before you scroll down and leave me angry comments, please continue to the end (or not – prove my point, and miss the point, entirely!)
For starters, one glance at the printed circuit board in the photo, and I knew we were looking at mid-to-late 1970s vintage electronics. ...So I turned to eBay, searching for vintage alarm clocks. It only took a minute to locate Ahmed’s clock. See this eBay listing, up at the time of this writing. Amhed’s clock was invented, and built, by Micronta, a Radio Shack subsidary. Catalog number 63 756.
For one last bit of confirmation, I located the pencil box Ahmed used for his project. During this video interview he again claims it was his “invention” and that he “made” the device – but the important thing at the moment, at 1:13, we see him showing the pencil box on his computer screen. Here it is on Amazon, where it’s clearly labeled as being 8.25 inches wide. Our eBay seller also conveniently took a photo of the clock next to a ruler to show it’s scale – about 8 inches wide. The dimensions all line up perfectly.(photo from ArtVoice blog post)

So there you have it folks, Ahmed Mohamad did not invent, nor build a clock. He took apart an existing clock, and transplanted the guts into a pencil box, and claimed it was his own creation. It all seems really fishy to me.
If we accept the story about “inventing” an alarm clock is made up, as I think I’ve made a pretty good case for, it’s fair to wonder what other parts of the story might be made up, not reported factually by the media, or at least, exaggerated.(my emphasis)
I refer back again to this YouTube video interview with Ahmed. He explains that he closed up the box with a piece of cord because he didn’t want it to look suspicious. I’m curious, why would “looking suspicious” have even crossed his mind before this whole event unfolded, if he was truly showing off a hobby project, something so innocuous as an alarm clock. Why did he choose a pencil box, one that looks like a miniature briefcase no less, as an enclosure for a clock? It’s awful hard to see the clock with the case closed. On the other hand, with the case open, it’s awful dangerous to have an exposed power transformer sitting near the snooze button (unless, perhaps his invention was to stop serial-snooze-button pressers by giving them a dangerous electrical shock!)
So again, I’m pointing all this out – about the specifics of the clock – not to pick on the poor kid. I’m picking on us, our culture, and our media. I don’t even care about the clock itself at this point.
If we stop and think – was it really such a ridiculous reaction from the teacher and the police in the first place? How many school shootings and incidents of violence have we had, where we hear afterwards “this could have been prevented, if only we paid more attention to the signs!” Teachers are taught to be suspicious and vigilant. Ahmed wasn’t accused of making a bomb – he was accused of making a look-alike, a hoax. And be honest with yourself, a big red digital display with a bunch of loose wires in a brief-case looking box is awful like a Hollywood-style representation of a bomb. Everyone jumped to play the race and religion cards and try and paint the teachers and police as idiots and bigots, but in my mind, they were probably acting responsibly and erring on the side of caution to protect the rest of their students, just in case. (my emphasis, MIM) “This wouldn’t have happened if Ahmed were white,” they say. We’re supposed to be sensitive to school violence, but apparently religious and racial sensitivity trumps that. At least we have another clue about how the sensitivity and moral outrage pecking order lies.
Meanwhile, Obama snubs mothers whose sons have been killed by illegal aliens, but will invite this kid, the son of an Islamic activist, or The BlackLivesMarrers scum to the White House.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Dingy Ann Coulter Strikes Again...Spouts Off On Twitter About "F--king Jews" (FLASHBACK: Ann's Rape Joke At CPAC Briefing)

Good grief, was she drinking too much, or is Ann Coulter really that much of a dingy? (USAToday).

Conservative syndicated columnist Ann Coulter posted a series of tweets during the GOP debate that many are calling 'anti-semitic." After several candidates addressed the need to strengthen the relationship between the U.S. and Israel, Coulter tweeted, 'How many (expletive) Jews do these people think there are in the United States?" 
Coulter, who has over 600,000 followers on Twitter, said she was the responding to the plethora of GOP support for Israeli relations, during the second GOP debate held at the Ronald Reagan Library in California.

Here are some of her tweets:

And here's another reason why need to strengthen relations with Israel, our most important ally in the region, Ann, Obama has spent the last seven years destroying it.

A couple of hours later, Coulter is still doubling down on stupid.

Let me remind you how I had the misfortune of attending a blogger's briefing at CPAC 2014 about illegal immigration, a very important topic, and Coulter used the appearance to make an inappropriate rape joke during her speech.

Ann, you never pass up a good opportunity to keep your mouth shut! Maybe your next book should be titled "Do You Want Fries With That?" because that's what your next career may end up becoming.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Something Smells Fishy About The Story On The Irving, TX Kid Who Built "Clock" Mistaken For Bomb & Invited To White House

Make a clock that is mistaken for a bomb, get an invite to the White House (Washington ComPost).
Fourteen-year-old Ahmed Mohamed just wanted to get noticed by his teachers.
Instead, he got arrested. 
In an incident that has raised allegations of racism and made a Texas school district the target of online outrage, the ninth-grader was pulled out of school in handcuffs after a digital clock he built himself was mistaken for a bomb. 
...And the story of Mohamed’s arrest has made its way across the Internet and all the way to the White House. 
“I’m the person who built a clock and got in a lot of trouble for it,” the jittery and smiling ninth-grader said during a press conference outside of his home after his arrest became national news. 
Messages of support from President Obama, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Democratic presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have buoyed the young man. He said on Wednesday evening that he was grateful for the support for his “movement” and he hoped to attend MIT. 
...Mohamed, a self-assured kid with thick-framed glasses and a serious expression, had just started at MacArthur High School a few weeks ago. The Irving, Tex., ninth-grader has a talent for tinkering — he constructs his own radios and once built a Bluetooth speaker as a gift for his friend — and he wanted to show his new teachers what he could do. So on Sunday night, he quickly put together a homemade digital clock (“just something small,” as he casually put it to the Dallas Morning News: a circuit board and power supply connected to a digital display) and proudly offered it to his engineering teacher the next day.
But the teacher looked wary. 
“He was like, ‘That’s really nice,’” Mohamed told the Dallas Morning News. “‘I would advise you not to show any other teachers.’” 
During English class, the clock beeped, annoying his teacher. When he brought the device up to her afterward, she told him “it looks like a bomb,” according to Mohamed.
“I told her, ‘It doesn’t look like a bomb to me,'” he told the Dallas Morning News. 
But the English teacher kept the clock, and during sixth period, Mohamed was pulled out of class by the principal. 
“They took me to a room filled with five officers in which they interrogated me and searched through my stuff and took my tablet and my invention,” the teen said. “They were like, ‘So you tried to make a bomb?’ I told them no, I was trying to make a clock.”
But his questioner responded, “It looks like a movie bomb to me.” 
Mohamed said that he was taken to police headquarters, handcuffed and fingerprinted.
Question...do you think this looks like a bomb?

Was this box closed up?

Here's the problem I have. Number one...we live, or used to live, in a post 9/11 nation where we are told if we see a suspicious package, to let someone know. Something in a black box with a timer taken into a school? Use some common sense.

It could be a fair argument that the police and authorities may have overreacted, especially if this was checked out and there was no proof of a bomb or a detonating device. However, we cannot help but be suspicious of packages or items that look out of the ordinary.

Number two...would this kid be getting an invite to the White House and this story been such a phenomenon if the kid's name was Chad Johnson? I doubt it.

Erick Erickson writes at RedState:
Let’s admit up front that it is stupid that a ninth grader got arrested for making a clock and bringing it to school. They thought it was a bomb. I will not imply motives to the kid bringing his cool invention to school. I would note, however, it was a government school and we can probably further indict public schools for it.
But I have no doubt a PR firm helped push this story.
Hell, we’re still waiting on the President to comment on students getting sent home from a public school for wearing American flag shirts. But he and Hillary Clinton have both already chimed in on this.
Lose your son in war? Expect a post card from the President.
Get arrested for a clock at school? Expect a Presidential press conference.
How about this? When have Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos, and Anthony Sadler, three Americans who stopped a jihadist on a train to Paris from going on a killing spree, gotten an invite from the White House? The best they got was a phone call from Barack Hussein Obama (probably from the 18th hole).

When was the last time a family or child of a police officer killed by some gang-banger "BlackLivesMatter terrorist was invited to the White House?

But a kid with an Islamic last name makes a clock mistaken for a bomb, and the red carpet is rolled out for him by Obama.

Erickson also quoted a story from the Dallas Morning News, stating the kids father,
Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, "immigrated from Sudan and occasionally returns there to run for president." Mohamed, who also got attention for debating that Florida pastor who burned a Koran, was quoted as saying, “But because his name is Mohamed and because of Sept. 11, I think my son got mistreated.”

Erickson continues...
And then note that the Council on American-Islamic Relations got involved. They have a close relationship with the White House.
So the story breaks on Monday and the President is already talking about it on Wednesday drawing attention to something in Texas right before the Republican Presidential Debate.
Can we all just admit a public relations firm, on behalf of CAIR, made sure this story got out as quickly as possible and that the White House would note it and comment on it.
And I’ll just ignore the part of the story only trickling out now that apparently the kid put the clock in suitcase under his desk where it started beeping, disrupting the class.
The arrest was dumb. But everything else following it was no doubt orchestrated. An Islamic activist’s son takes electronic circuit boards as a clock to school a few days after September 11th, he gets arrested in a city where there are already charges of Islamophobia, and within 48 hours it is a national story with the President weighing in.
Remember what happened earlier this year in Irving, TX?
Tempers flared at the Irving City Council meeting as supporters and protesters clashed over the city’s support of the Texas House Bill 562, the so called “anti-sharia” law.
The yelling and booing began just minutes into the public comment forum.
“Sharia law is Islam. And Islam’s goal is to immigrate, assimilate and annihilate,” said one speaker.
Those words outraged audience member Laith Albataineh who began yelling back at the speaker in outrage.
“That is offensive. That is Offensive! Show some respect. You do not call me religion that,” yelled Albataineh.
Like many others in the crowd on Thursday, Albataineh is frustrated with Mayor Beth VanDuyne and the city council members who voted to pass a resolution in support of HB 562. The bill prohibits the use of foreign law.
This all happened after rumours came about that there was an Islamic tribunal established in Irving, TX. The hottie mayor of Irving, Beth Van Duyne, stood up to the attacks and slurs on her after she came out against a tribunal.

Like I said, something smells here.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Returning From Blogging Semi-Hiatus And Road Trip...How Was Your Summer 2015?

Well, I can't necessarily say, "I'm back," because it's almost like I never left.

On June 27th, I wrote a blog post stating my intentions to go on hiatus for the summer of 2015. At the time I wrote the posting, I confessed I'd lost the passion for blogging, and part of the reason had been a series of personal crises over the last couple of years...one related to life-threatening health issues in my family, and the other was the breakup of my marriage.

But, like Michael Corelone in the God-awful Godfather Part 3, "Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!"

I've posted almost 25 times since I planned to go on hiatus, because I felt the passion coming back on a variety of topics: the treasonous Iran deal, the Planned Infanticide exposes, as well as the rise of Donald Trump in the GOP horse race, and the plotting by the checked pants, country-club GOP to get him out of the race. So, I blogged when I felt I had something to say, and also took the time to relax, reflect and work on items to take care of before my impending divorce, which should be final in the next couple of weeks. I'm looking forward to seeing what God has planned for me, and the start of this new chapter in my life.

Part of my hiatus occurred at the end of August through beginning of September, as my 11 year old son and I went on a road trip to visit my parents in Central Texas. I'd been back there for work in March, and was eager to go back as soon as possible with my son, especially since Dad almost passed away in February 2014.

Had I something more than just an iPhone, I might have blogged the evening of August 26th, because that was the morning we pulled out of the parking lot at the bunker under Dulles International Airport headed for Texas. Upon leaving, I heard the news breaking about the tragic shooting in Roanoke, VA, where racist Vester Flannigan killed a TV reporter and cameraman from the station he had been fired from two years earlier. Since we were going down Interstate 81, which would take us through Roanoke, I didn't know what might be happening as we drove through. However, I noticed several state police cars along the medians along I-81. I even saw several of them driving at a high-rate of speed up I-81, which made me wonder if something was going on. As it turned out, Flannigan killed himself off I-66 in Fauqier County, VA, after we'd gone through on our way to Texas. As we drove through Roanoke, I said a silent prayer for the victims and the town.

There's something to be said for air travel across country, but there's something else to be said about a good, long road trip. You get a perspective of America that you don't get from the air, by meeting people at hotels, restaurants, convenience stores, who aren't in your daily circle of people. What I noticed too, even more, was just how unique our nation really is, in terms of every state. When you get into southern Virginia, the mountainous regions give way to the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. When you leave Beaumont, Texas, the beginnings of swamplands give way to the bayou country of Louisiana. There's something unique about every state.

In one day, we drove through Alabama...


and then spent the night in Louisiana, before driving over the Mississippi River

 and through the bayou country on I-10 for Central Texas.

To me, Central Texas is the closest thing to Paradise on Earth--a big sky, lakes and the Hill Country closeby. My folks left the Rio Grande Valley (where I grew up from age five until I left home) for Central Texas, just on the edge of the Hill Country, about three years ago. There's so much to do in that area you're never bored. There's shops, big cities (San Antonio and Austin) as well as little country towns like Dripping Springs and Wimberley which are good for weekend getaways.

In the town of New Braunfels, a community built by German settlers in the 1840s (several of whom are on my father's side of the family), you can visit Nagelin's Bakery, the oldest bakery in Texas, and get some great pastries.

In the nearby town of Gruene (pronounced Green), you can do the "Texas two-step" and boot scoot at Gruene Hall, one of the oldest dance halls in Texas. Performers from George Strait, Merle Haggard, and Jerry Jeff Walker (Up Against The Wall, Redneck Mother) are among those who have performed in the historic hall.

And it's up against the wall Redneck Mother
Mother who has raised a son so well
He's 34 and drinkin' in a honky tonk
Just kickin' hippies asses and raisin' hell

Up in San Marcos, a medium sized college town just minutes away from the Austin City Limits, there's a great car museum, Dick's Classic Garage Car Museum, where you can see an assortment of classic cars.

Everytime I'm back in my home state, I have to have the official state hamburger, Whataburger, several times while I'm there.

If there's ever one that opens in the DC area, chances are it will be me who owns and manages it! But besides big burgers, Texas also has a unique experience in convenience stores called Buc-ee's. The one we went to was in Baytown, just outside of Houston on the way to Louisiana.

It's more than just a 7-Eleven, you can fillup the car with gas, get a snack, lunch, and shop for Texas-styled gifts for friends, family or yourself.

Buc-ee's also boasts of having the cleanest restrooms of any convenience store. From my experience, they aren't lying either!

So, after my Texas fix, a great time with family, friends, a few Whataburgers and Big Red colas, we drove back to Virginia right before the Labor Day traffic rush began. It was a tiring drive, but I would do it over again for the moments shared with my son, showing him part of our nation, and seeing his Texas family.

So, I'm back here in Virginia, the air is getting cooler, the days are getting shorter and we're looking to the future.

And I'm back here behind the keyboard. 

I hope your summer was great and interesting, that you had just as many precious moments with friends, family and loved ones. I'd also like to take this time to thank many of you, who commented, sent messages via e-mail, Twitter, or Facebook, just to send well wishes and support through this difficult time and new chapter of my life. I cannot thank you enough, and just want you to know how much I appreciate your friendship, readership and support.

Romneybots Attacking Trump Show How The GOP Isn't Serious About Winning In 2016

Everytime I look at the Republican Party establishment (GOPe), the checked-pants, country club, good ole boys, I shake my head and say "just whose side are you on?"

It's bad enough the US Senate is led by a eunuch named Mitch McConnell, who talks about punching the Tea Party in the nose but bends over to help Obama in his fundamental transformation of America. Same thing in the House, where the drunken crybaby John Boehner is too scared of his own shadow to fight Obama.

But the GOPe will fight tooth and nail against anyone who stands in the way of their own power. They're going to roll out people associated with the loser Mittens Romney in their latest attempt to sabotage Donald Trump (Boston Globe).
Some of them go back to 2002, the win. Others slogged through Iowa, twice, and rode aboard the Mitt Mobile. In 2012, they were so close to the White House they could taste it.
Now, the Mitt Romney diaspora — an army of former aides and advisers from Romney’s long political career — are arrayed among a host of Republican presidential campaigns. But, through no concerted effort, they are curiously aligned once again in common cause, a stem-to-stern effort that has united old comrades even as they nominally play for different teams: stopping Donald Trump.
“We are united,” said one former Romney aide now working for another campaign, which he said would not permit him to speak for attribution.
It’s a common goal and not just for Romney people, but for anyone invested in Republicanism, conservatism, and anyone who gives a flying [expletive] about what we’re trying to do here. Even if you’re not getting paid, this isn’t good for anybody,” he said.
Trump said today on Fox News Sunday:
“I'm disappointed in Mitt Romney. He is the one that's leading it. He was a failure,” Trump said, adding that this is “pure Romney” trying to get back into politics.
First of all, this is nothing new with Mitt and his Romneybots. They pulled this crap back in 2008 against Sarah Palin, the GOPe had stopping her in their cross hairs in 2010 just so they could coronate Mittens as the 2012 nominee because "it was his turn." The Romneybots and the establishment GOP did all they could in 2012 when Newt Gingrich was really threatening Romney's "turn" as the party nominee, going on a vicious attack against Newt in a way that resembled Obama's campaigning.  It was so bad that Mark Levin, who was leaning toward supporting Rick Santorum, went on the attack against Romney and the GOPe for going nuclear on the former House speaker Gingrich.

And what happened in 2012? Mittens Romney, who was so rough and tough on Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, and anyone else who stood in his way, played kid gloves with Richard Milhous Obama, and it didn't inspire people to vote for him. Instead, it got him creamed in November. Romney was the worst GOP nominee in the history of the party, he couldn't beat one of the worst, most evil persons every to hold the highest office in our nation. John McLame was the second worst.

And now this pathetic loser is working behind the scenes to destroy Donald Trump? Someone who endorsed him in 2012 over Newt? What an ungrateful loser and a scumbag Mittens Romney is.

For all the divisiveness of 2012, Romney could not unify the party, and he lost. He and the GOP estblishment are doing the same thing this year.

For all their attacks on conservatives, I don't think Rinse Preebus or the Republican Party are serious about not only winning the 2016 election, nor are they serious about rolling back Obama's destruction to America and our allies.

If you need proof of how the GOPe is comfortable with a liberal in power, look no further than the Commonwealth of Virginia.