Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Liberal Alan Grayson New Contender For "Asshole Of The Year" Award: Uses Holocaust & 9/11 In Latest Fear Mongering Episode
Gateway Pundit and JammieWearingFool both posted another video how liberal Representative from Florida Alan Grayson has today gone well beyond saying Republicans want you to "die quickly." He's using 9/11, Iraq war dead, and the Holocaust in his latest fear mongering attempt in favor of socialized medicine.
Rep. Tom Price is planning to give the Demon'Rats a taste of their own medicine, bringing a resolution of disapproval to the floor of the House tomorrow.
Central Florida, give this guy a pink slip next year.
Nancy? Where's that outrage about Nazis and the harsh rhetoric?
This is something everyone needs to listen to:
Note to liberal Democrats and the Obama Lapdog Media: there's a lot more Susans out there than you'll ever admit to, and they're not just in Glendale, CA. They're also in Novato, CA, Harlingen, TX, the suburbs of Dallas and DC. Big metropolitan areas, small towns and rural areas. Personally, I've never heard so many people over the last few months say they've never really followed politics until now. They're the ones speaking out, spending money to come to Washington on 9/12 or going to local tea parties in their areas. They're the ones who went to town hall meetings.
And Susan, if you're by chance reading this, let me tell you. The media are only acting like they're ignoring us. What they saw on 9/12 scared the Hell out of every one of them. That's why they tried to downplay the numbers. That's why every liberal from Jimmy Carter to Bill Clinton is out playing the race card. That's why liberal columnist Tom Friedman and "Do Nothing" Nancy Pelosi are out scaring people about "violence" from the Right. They're losing the argument, and the race-card/violent right-winger strategy is always their last act of desperation to try and scare us all into silence.
This is the voice of America, the silent majority being mocked by Democrats and liberal pundits. This is the voice that will take back America.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are both traveling to Copenhagen this week to promote Chicago's bid to host to the 2016 Olympic Games--and they will be making the 3,979-mile trip on separate airplanes.What are the estimates for the cost of the trip?
The first lady left on Tuesday night, while the president will leave for Denmark on Thursday night.
Taxpayers will pick up the tab for both jets ferrying the president and first lady separately to Europe.
Using the CRS cost estimates and the inflation adjuster from the Bureau of Labor Statisitcs, the cost for the one-way 7.5-hour trip from Washington, D.C. to Copenhagen on the first lady's plane would range from $29,532 (White House Military Office) to $107,717 (U.S. Air Force).
The cost for the president to fly Air Force One on the one-way 7.5-hour trip from Washington, D.C. to Copenhagen ranges from $343,448 (White House Military Office) to $567,089 (U.S. Air Force).
So, using my calculator, that's anywhere from $745,960 (adding the two lowest estimates, multiplying them by two for a round-trip) and $1,349,612 (using the two highest figures), which you and I paid for.
Flashback to earlier this year. How dare Wall Street businesses buy jets!
Hypocrisy on display.
What for? Drugging a 13-year-old girl, then committing sodomy on her. It wasn't just statutory rape, it was rape.
That's not all: Ed Driscoll at Pajamas Media (via Michelle Malkin) found this quote from Polanski:
“If I had killed somebody, it wouldn’t have had so much appeal to the press, you see? But… f—ing, you see, and the young girls. Judges want to f— young girls. Juries want to f— young girls. Everyone wants to f— young girls!”
Only perverts and pedophiles want to do that.
Add defending a child rapist to defending a cop killer (Mumia Abu Jamal), promoting to Viet Cong communists, protesting our military, believing 9/11 was a conspiracy and cozing up with the likes of Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez and other dictators.
The Hollywood Left has always claimed to be "people of conscience," actually, in defending Polanski, they illustrated once again how they have no conscience.
Trogolopundit links to a photo of the late great Charlton Heston as an example of what it takes to get shunned in Hollywood. I think I can raise the stakes a bit higher and give a another example of what will get you shunned in Hollywood, from March 22, 1999.
Hollywood still isn't sure whether it's ready to forgive Elia Kazan. In an appearance that was considerably less dramatic than the controversy leading up to Sunday's Academy Awards, the 89-year film titan received a mixed reaction as he took the stage to receive his honorary Oscar at the 71st annual Academy Awards ceremony.
Television cameras (video here) caught Warren Beatty, Helen Hunt and Meryl Streep standing and applauding. Steven Spielberg remained seated, although he applauded; actors Nick Nolte, Ed Harris and Amy Madigan made a point of staying in their seats and not applauding.
About 500 protesters gathered outside the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Sunday afternoon, armed with placards adorned with such slogans as "Elia Kazan: Nominated for the Benedict Arnold Award," "Don't Whitewash the Blacklist" and "Kazan--the Linda Tripp of the '50s."
Across the street, pro-Kazan protesters, numbering about 60, carried yellow signs saying "Kazan: Defender of Freedom in America" and "Hollywood Communists Should Apologize."
The Academy's decision to give Kazan an honorary Oscar had become the hottest issue in Hollywood. The gesture at first seemed to signal an end to years of wrangling over Kazan's April 10, 1952, testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee. Called before the committee at the height of the Red Scare, the director informed on eight of his old friends from the Group Theater who, like Kazan, had once been members of the Communist Party.
Kazan's testimony, and his refusal to apologize for it in later years, made the legendary director something of a nonperson in politically liberal Hollywood.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
I must once again pull out the above video for comparison.
This is becoming a plague in our government schools, showing the Leftist indoctrination of children, in part due to the alliance between the teacher's unions and the Democrat Party.
Ann Coulter had some pretty frank words about it in the above video.
Monday, September 28, 2009
QUESTION: Talk to us a little bit about response and talks and any commitments that you may have gotten from our European and other friends in the international community about taking in Guantanamo detainees as the camp in Guantanamo is expected to close at some point in the near future. Have you gotten any commitments from our European friends and anybody else?
CROWLEY: Ambassador Dan Fried continues his efforts to resettle, you know, Guantanamo refugees to various places around the world.
Refugees? No wonder the Islamofascist terrorists no longer fear us.
Keep in mind that Crowley once worked with the George Soro$ funded Center for American Progress, led by Clintonoid John Podesta.
While Iran Test Fires Missles & Troops Are Needed In Afghanistan; Obama's Off To Promote Chicago For 2016 Olympics
U.S. President Barack Obama will fly to Copenhagen on Friday to support Chicago's bid to stage the 2016 Summer Olympics, adding formidable weight to U.S. efforts in a contest that is seen as too close to call.All while Iran defies the world community by test firing missiles in which nuclear warheads could be launched, and Gen. McChrystal is still waiting for his request for more ground troops in Afghanistan to be approved.
A personal appearance by Obama, the first by a sitting U.S. president at an Olympic session, could potentially play a crucial role in swaying votes by International Olympic Committee (IOC) members who must choose between Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo.
Plus, we're still in the middle of a recession. Why is the President of the United States using taxpayer money to fly to Europe in order to promote his corrupt city for the 2016 Olympics?
Remember almost a year ago, when the dumbest Vice President ever, Joe Biden, told an audience:
"It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We're about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don't remember anything else I said. Watch, we're gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy."Well, I can count at least three times, maybe more, that Obama has flunked the test. No wonder Iran fires off weapons and the Taliban is on the rise in Iraq. They've tested Obama's mettle and like what they see--an empty suit in the White House who cares more about being liked by everyone instead of doing what's in the best security interests of America.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Kristinn at FreeRepublic.com writes:
Leftist anti-American, terrorist-supporting groups have announced they will hold a "non-violent direct action" protest at the White House on Monday, October 5th calling for the complete withdrawal of American forces from the Afghanistan and Pakistan theaters in the war on terror, thereby giving victory to al Qaeda and the Taliban.
One of the groups leaders is Code Pink's Jodie Evans, an early and top financier of Barack Obama's presidential campaign. The millionairess Evans is an acknowledged expert in playing the inside-outside game of radical politics--playing the radical on the streets while being chauffered in a Cadillac Escalade to high-level meetings with Democrat politicians.
Evans also works with Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, the Castro government of Cuba and Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, having praised the state sponsor of terrorism as "as really about peace and human rights" after she met with him last year in between meetings with Obama. Evans and Code Pink visited Iran as guests of Ahmadinejad a few weeks after Obama was elected president last November.
Evans and Code Pink also endorsed and funded the terrorists in Iraq.
The day of the protest, October 5th, is also the last day of Code Pink's weeklong trip to Afghanistan to meet the "resistance".
(Another inside outside player is Van Jones, the former Obama appointee who is a friend and ally of Code Pink and served with Evans on the board of the Rainforest Action Network in 2005.)
Gold Star Mother and leftist tool Cindy Sheehan is scheduled to participate in the protest.
Sheehan's protest of Obama during his Martha's Vineyard vacation this past August was overshadowed by the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy at nearby Hyannis Port.
According to a press release issued today, the following groups are participating in the protest:
National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance, Code Pink, Peace Action, the Black is Back Coalition, Progressive Democrats of America, the War Resisters League, the Washington Peace Center, World Can’t Wait, Veterans for Peace, and Voices for Creative Nonviolence.
The World Can't Wait is a front for the Maoist cult group, the Revolutionary Communist Party.
Veterans for Peace is a communist front group that has supported the Sandinistas, Fidel Castro and Saddam Hussein.
The Progessive Democrats of America (PDA) has seven Democratic Comgressmen on its advisory board: Reps. John Conyers, Donna Edwards, Raul Grijalva, Barbara Lee, Maxine Waters, Jim McGovern and Lynn Woolsey.
Also on the PDA's board are Code Pink co-founders Medea Benjamin and Obama financier Jodie Evans.
The press release includes language sympathetic to the terrorists killing our soldiers:
"The war increasingly appears unwinnable, unnecessary, and misguided, draining American lives and resources, causing immense suffering among Afghan civilians, and rallying a broad-based insurgency whose main goal is to end the US occupation — not to engage in long-range terrorist attacks against the United States."
The groups plan to hold a rally a few blocks from the White House at McPherson Square at 10:30 a.m. on October 5th, followed by a photo-op at the Monica Gate at the White House at 11:45 a.m. where they will attempt to deliver a letter demanding a meeting with Obama.
If Obama does not immediately agree to a meeting, the protesters state they are willing to "risk arrest, in the tradition of Gandhi, Dr. King, and Dorothy Day, in order to persuade the commander-in-chief to meet their demands"
Their demands include U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and Pakistan "as soon as possible", closing terrorist detention facilities at Bagram and Guantanamo, trying suspected terrorists in civilian courts and the usual books not bombs leftist agit-prop.
The left has been working to weaken the political will to fight the war on terror since the days after the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. They believe their moment has arrived with a fellow leftist in the White House and emerging alliances of far-left and far-right politicans and thinkers like Reps. Alan Grayson and Ron Paul and commentators Katrina Vanden Huevel and George Will.
Obama's unstated strategy of softening public support for the war by not seeking public support and callously treating his hand-picked Afghan war commander, Gen. Stanley McCrystal, is paying off as polls (spit!) show public support falling.
Americans have spent more years watching new episodes of The Simpsons cartoons (1987-present) and Law & Order (1990-present) than they have spent watching the war on terror (2001-present) (Only 2-3 percent of 300 million Americans have actually participated in the war.)
Unlike the world of fictional TV shows, real Americans will die if Obama cancels the war on terror.
The anti-American left is counting on Americans having less stamina to win a war for our survival than we have to watch The Simpsons and Law & Order.
According to one Left-wing blog, at least 100 people (who obviously don't have a day job) have signed up to get arrested.
Freepers are also planning a counter rally, for those who will be able to attend.
WASHINGTON – Students beware: The summer vacation you just enjoyed could be sharply curtailed if President Barack Obama gets his way.First of all, what are our kids learning in class today? Well, we've learned this much over the past week and beyond what our schools are being used for. The "three 'r' s" clearly mean something else today.
Obama says American kids spend too little time in school, putting them at a disadvantage with other students around the globe.
"Now, I know longer school days and school years are not wildly popular ideas," the president said earlier this year. "Not with Malia and Sasha, not in my family, and probably not in yours. But the challenges of a new century demand more time in the classroom."
The president, who has a sixth-grader and a third-grader, wants schools to add time to classes, to stay open late and to let kids in on weekends so they have a safe place to go.
"Our school calendar is based upon the agrarian economy and not too many of our kids are working the fields today," Education Secretary Arne Duncan said in a recent interview with The Associated Press.
..."Young people in other countries are going to school 25, 30 percent longer than our students here," Duncan told the AP. "I want to just level the playing field."
While it is true that kids in many other countries have more school days, it's not true they all spend more time in school.
Kids in the U.S. spend more hours in school (1,146 instructional hours per year) than do kids in the Asian countries that persistently outscore the U.S. on math and science tests — Singapore (903), Taiwan (1,050), Japan (1,005) and Hong Kong (1,013). That is despite the fact that Taiwan, Japan and Hong Kong have longer school years (190 to 201 days) than does the U.S. (180 days).
All with an eerie resemblance to another Cult of Personality.
It doesn't take a scientist to figure out the problem with schools today. It's the content of what's in the classroom. Kids are taught to blindly worship Obama, and that the State is the solution for all ills. That's in addition to how Mommies and Daddies are killing the polar bears with their evil cars, as well as teachers reading books like, "Heather Has Two Mommies" to the kids, as well as teaching them how to put a condom on a cucumber.
Who do we have to thank for this? Let's start with the liberal teacher's unions, like the NEA and the AFT, who promote leftist ideology, multiculturalism and "feel good" history in our classrooms, while they direct their union dues to promote and aid Democrat candidates at the local, state and national level. Let's not forget either, how some "educators" with radical backgrounds entered the classroom (like they did journalism and other fields) for the specific purposes of "activism."
Instead, couldn't stronger math skills be taught during this time? What about stressing English only instead of a hodge-podge of languages? What about less emphasis on "standardized testing" and making sure kids are actually learning? What about critical thinking skills? Most importantly, how about teaching kids real civics lessons? You know, the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence and the importance of Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Ben Franklin. As President Ronald Reagan said during his farewell address in 1989.
Those of us who are over 35 or so years of age grew up in a different America. We were taught, very directly, what it means to be an American. And we absorbed, almost in the air, a love of country and an appreciation of its institutions. If you didn't get these things from your family you got them from the neighborhood, from the father down the street who fought in Korea or the family who lost someone at Anzio. Or you could get a sense of patriotism from school. And if all else failed you could get a sense of patriotism from the popular culture. The movies celebrated democratic values and implicitly reinforced the idea that America was special. TV was like that, too, through the mid-sixties.Could the problem be, that the time our "young skulls full of mush" are in the classroom, is not being used wisely? I think so.
...We've got to do a better job of getting across that America is freedom -- freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of enterprise. And freedom is special and rare. It's fragile; it needs production [protection].
So, we've got to teach history based not on what's in fashion but what's important -- why the Pilgrims came here, who Jimmy Doolittle was, and what those 30 seconds over Tokyo meant. ...If we forget what we did, we won't know who we are. I'm warning of an eradication of that -- of the American memory that could result, ultimately, in an erosion of the American spirit. Let's start with some basics: more attention to American history and a greater emphasis on civic ritual.
No wonder Iran has decided to act more hostile, he has nothing to fear from the Western world. All Barack Hussein Obama has to fight back is words and worthless UN resolutions which are toothless. The only thing mad dictators understand is force.
TEHRAN – Iran said it successfully test-fired short-range missiles during military drills Sunday by the elite Revolutionary Guard, a show of force days after the U.S. warned Tehran over a newly revealed underground nuclear facility it was secretly constructing.
Gen. Hossein Salami, head of the Revolutionary Guard Air Force, said Iran also tested a multiple missile launcher for the first time. The official English-language Press TV showed pictures of at least two missiles being fired simultaneously and said they were from Sunday's drill in a central Iran desert. In the clip, men could be heard shouting "Allahu Akbar" as the missiles were launched.
"The message of the war game for some arrogant countries which intend to intimidate is that we are able to give a proper, strong answer to their hostility quickly," state television quoted Salami as saying. He said the missiles successfully hit their targets.
...The tests came two days after the U.S. and its allies disclosed that Iran had been secretly developing a previously unknown underground uranium enrichment facility and warned the country it must open the nuclear site to international inspection or face harsher international sanctions. The drill was planned in advance of that disclosure.
The newly revealed nuclear site in the arid mountains near the holy city of Qom is believed to be inside a heavily guarded, underground facility belonging to the Revolutionary Guard, according to a document sent by President Barack Obama's administration to lawmakers.
After all, Obama has said he's "not interested in victory" in Iran.
Feel any safer now?
It appears our only hope right now rests with Israel, especially due to the moral clarity shown by Benjamin Netanyahu. His UN speech from Thursday is worth watching.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Apparently, a Persian woman protesting Mahmood Ahmadamnutjob in New York City yesterday evening was allegedly assaulted by the dictator's agents.
They were tracked down and arrested.
No other word at this time. I can't find any other news reports on this, but will post more information when I find it.
Fast forward to yesterday at the G20 Conference in Pittsburgh, PA.
President Obama gave an almost five minute answer to a question and never once mentions victory.
Is it any wonder the terrorists are more emboldened today?
Flashback to another time, in another country:
From "Prelude to War" from the 1943 series Why We Fight by Frank Capra.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Former VA Gov. Wilder Refuses To Endorse "Dirty" Deeds; Wa ComPost Buries Story, Takes Jabs At Ex. Gov.
Wilder, the first black governor ever elected, made no endorsement instead, leaving that up to the voters to decide.
The Washington ComPost, which has acted as "Dirty" Deeds' campaign PR firm, buried the story in the Metro section, and took some jabs at the former Governor as well.
Wilder, the nation's first elected black governor, who served from 1990 through 1993, is famously unpredictable around endorsement time, and some have questioned his influence. But President Obama's repeated attempts to secure his support for Deeds gave Thursday's announcement national significance.There's a reason for the ComPost's bias for Deeds, as they admit in the body of the story.
...Wilder is the second prominent black Virginia resident to snub Deeds. In July, Sheila Johnson, the wealthy co-founder of Black Entertainment Television and a major Democratic donor from Middleburg, stunned the political establishment by endorsing McDonnell and his plans to revive the economy. Although Deeds had wide support across the state in a brutal three-way primary, the only congressional district that did not back him included parts of Richmond and Hampton Roads, which have high concentrations of black voters.
...The decision is a blow not only to Deeds, who has struggled to attract support from some leaders in the black community, but potentially for Obama, who is facing the first electoral test of his presidency in the race between Deeds and Republican Robert F. McDonnell.It's because the ComPost, like the rest of the media, is heavily invested in the success of the Obama Administration. So, they've been campaigning for Deeds, since the Democrat has repeatedly shown himself to be nothing but an incompetent boob on the campaign trail. Deeds owes his standing and the Democrat nomination to the ComPost.
You know, had Wilder given Deeds the stamp of approval, there's no doubt this would have been front page news, instead of being relegated to Metro. And, Wilder would have been praised as pragmatic, instead of having his influence questioned.
"Bite me, Jew boy!"
ALG, via NetRightNation writes:
According to ALG records, the email came from the Blackberry and email address of Jane Stone, a producer for NBC's Dateline. The email was sent to Alex Rosenwald, the ALG Director of Media Outreach. The news release to which Ms Stone apparently responded was one in which ALG called upon Congress to defund ACORN.
...Ms Stone claims she did not send the offensive email. If that is not the case, we at ALG call upon her to help ascertain who did send it using her Blackberry and her email address. If Ms Stone did, in fact, send it, we at ALG call upon Ms Stone to apologize to Mr. Rosenwald, and we call upon the NBC hierarchy above Ms Stone to join her in issuing that apology.
NBC President Steve Capus has decided instead to attack ALG via Politico:
“I’m still in shock, and outraged that this reckless organization would go out with such a defamatory, irresponsible statement,” Capus told POLITICO. “We have done a complete email analysis, all of our IT, all of our records.”
ALG's response to Capus:
We at Americans for Limited Government are saddened that instead of helping us to get to the bottom of the hateful email that was indeed sent from NBC’s server, and this can be verified, and was not tampered with, which can also be verified, that NBC President Steve Capus has instead chosen to circle the wagons and protect what is indefensible with hysterical, frantic accusations.
In reference to the September 12th Tea Party event held in Washington DC, quoting a “DC Fire Department Report”, regardless of what any media reported, the size of the crowd of those who attended this event were never estimated by DC Fire & EMS. Any reports contrary to this are false. The DC Fire & EMS Department does not estimate crowd sizes.
A Twitter posting estimating the crowd gathering at Lafayette Park only as “large, possibly as many as 60 thousand” stated that it was an early estimation of that specific area (Lafayette Park), not the number of participants in the event.
It appears though, that this certain blogger has moved on to his other obsession (when it's not proving Glenn Beck really murdered a frog), that the conservatives and tea party folks are a bunch of mean, murdering, anti-government kooks.
Like this post the other day, trying to tie the terrible killing of a census worker who was allegedly found with "Fed" written on his body, to people attending the 9/12 Tea Party in DC.
"...let's not jump to conclusions. But the description of the circumstances and the timing (around the time of the Washington DC tea party) raises a strong suspicion that anti-government senimient may have been the motivation."
Bob at Confederate Yankee has a couple of interesting items on this. First, he notes AP's initial reports weren't accurate, that his body was in "contact with the ground, not hanging as first reported, as well as the fact his body was discovered on 9/12, but he died or been killed before that date. Secondly, more than 40 drug dealers have been arrested in that area over the past month. The police chief even guesses the census taker may have stumbled on a meth lab.
Or, maybe someone selling some Little Green Friends, slang term for the wacky weed.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Muslim Arrested In Dallas TX In Alleged Attempt To Bomb Skyscraper: UPDATE Affidavit Says: "Hand of The Jews" Killed Muslims In Gaza
Hosam Maher Husein Smadi has repeatedly voiced his intent to serve Osama bin Laden and al-Qa’ida and commit “violent Jihad,” authorities said in a prepared statement.
Authorities said that Smadi was under continuous FBI surveillance. Federal agents posed as members of an al-Qa’ida sleeper cell. Smadi, who was in the U.S. illegally, allegedly told them that he came to the country specifically to commit “Jihad for the sake of God.”
According to authorities, Smadi identified potential Dallas targets in June and allegedly scoped out Fountain Place in July. Authorities said that Smadi lived and worked in Italy, about 45 miles south of Dallas.
Mug shot from Ellis County arrest (TV33 blog)
Like most metropolitan downtown areas, this area of Dallas is pretty busy, with other businesses, tourist attractions and tall buildings in the area. I noticed this from staying there earlier last Spring on business, not far from this building.
Via the 33 News Blog, this from the Islamic Community:
“We condemn all forms of terrorism, and we actually have very good relationships with the FBI and law enforcement," said Imam Sheik Zia of the Islamic Center of Irving. "The FBI has been in contact with the leadership of the all the Islamic communities in the area and assured them we are allies in the war against terror ."
Question is, do they condemn acts of Islamofascist terror?
More updates as they come.
UPDATE: Smadi, according to 33Newsblog, was arrested in Ellis County "for no driver's license and no insurance. We aren't sure why he wasn't flagged because of his illegally status."
Also just posted from the liveblog:
From Smadi's affidavit: "Now my brother, the point is that thousands of Muslims have been killed in Gaza at the hand of the Jews -- the dogs -- and the silent
disloyal backsliders. Those are the Arab kings and, God willing, their end will
be the hanging rope and hell."
Disgraceful Treason! Obama To Give $400,000 In Taxpayer Money To Libyan Terrorist Dictator Qaddaffi's Foundation
Today, Qu-daffy's "son" Barack Hussein Obama and his Administration have shown again how they are a friend of our terrorist enemies. Andy McCarthy at NRO writes the following:
The Obama administration has notified Congress of the State Department's intention to contribute $400,000 to foundations run by Muammar Qaddafi's two children — $200,000 each for daughter Aisha and son Saif. Saif, you may recall, is the son who escorted the Lockerbie terrorist Abdel Baset al-Megrahi home to a hero's welcome in Libya after President Obama sternly "warned" Qaddafi that there was to be no hero's welcome.
...Could somebody please tell this president that this is not just Annenberg Foundation cash he's passing out to his personal terrorist pals like Bill Ayers but American taxpayer dollars he's doling out to the terrorist tyrant behind the murder — in just that one incident — of 270 people, including 189 Americans.
Congressman Mark Kirk has posted at his website a letter he's written asking for the money to be withdrawn.
This is more than just a disgrace. It is outright treason and a slap in the face to the families who lost loved ones on Pan Am 103 in December 1988.
One of America's most iconic images is Old Glory flying pristinely and proudly over the U.S. Congress. But American flags fluttering this month atop the House office buildings on Capitol Hill where lawmakers and their staffs work each day were tattered, torn and neglected, hardly worthy of a patriotic portrait.
The flags -- in various states of disrepair -- were captured in photos and videos by The Washington Times as they rippled atop the Rayburn, Cannon and Longworth office buildings where the 435 members of the House of Representatives and their aides go to work each day. Congressional staffers and other passersby didn't even notice the poor state of the Stars and Stripes until a reporter pointed it out.
"If you are going to fly it then fly it properly and replace it when it's in the condition [like] the one I'm looking at right now," said a woman on the Capitol grounds about a flag over the Rayburn building.
...Damaged flags flying above the Cannon and Longworth office buildings were replaced late last week after they were photographed by the Times. A torn flag continued to fly above the Rayburn building until early this week.
A federal law known as the Flag Code requires that flags be "displayed daily on or near the main administration building of every public institution" and can be flown 24 hours a day as long as the flag is "illuminated during hours of darkness" -- as the flags on top of the House office buildings are.
But the code also states, "The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning."
Joe Davis, a spokesman for Veterans of Foreign Wars, expressed dismay at the condition of the House office building flags. "There is no excuse for any American, most especially a government entity, to fly an unserviceable flag. All those elected officials and all their staffers see that flag every single day and not a single person noticed? That's not right and that's not how you treat the flag of our country," he said.
...Kristinn Taylor, co-leader of the D.C. Chapter of the conservative-leaning website Free Republic, said he noticed the damaged flags while participating in a pro-troop demonstration on September 10th on the corner of New Jersey and Independence avenues. They were ripped on the edges, in a manner that some of the stripes looked like separate strips blowing in the wind."It shows a lack of pride in our country," Mr. Taylor said. Several other tourists interviewed in subsequent trips to the Capitol Hill also saw the damaged flags and said they sent a bad message.
And why didn't the Members of Congress notice? Is it a reflection of their "leadership" (or lack thereof)?
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
The theory: unrepentant Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers helped write Obama's first book, "Dreams From My Father."
Relying on inside sources, quite possibly Michelle Obama herself, Andersen describes how Dreams came to be published -- just as I had envisioned it in my articles on the authorship of Dreams. With the deadline pressing, Michelle recommended that Barack seek advice from "his friend and Hyde Park neighbor Bill Ayers."
To flesh out his family history, Obama had taped interviews with various family members. Andersen writes, "These oral histories, along with a partial manuscript and a truckload of notes, were given to Ayers." Andersen quotes a Hyde Park neighbor, "Everyone knew they were friends and that they worked on various projects together. It was no secret. Why would it be? People liked them both."
Andersen continues, "In the end, Ayers's contribution to Barack's Dreams From My Father would be significant--so much so that the book's language, oddly specific references, literary devices, and themes would bear a jarring similarity to Ayers's own writing."
More to come!
"Just a guy who lives in my neighborhood...."
Criegh Deeds, in his own words, in today’s Washington (Com)Post:
The day after I’m elected, I will begin assembling a bipartisan commission to craft a comprehensive transportation package. Like Gov. Baliles did, I will appoint Republicans, Democrats and independents along with private-sector leaders and transportation experts. The commission would begin work in December and issue its report early next year.
Emphasis mine. But just to make sure you didn’t miss it:
THE DAY AFTER I’M ELECTED
THAT is when Creigh Deeds intends on beginning to come up with any sort of solution for transportation. That is when he’ll start telling Virginians his plans for the roads they drive on (or sit on for hours on end) every day. Not before, no, not when you and I are supposed to consider Deeds and Republican Bob McDonnell’s positions so we can make an informed decision on who to vote for Governor.
I saw also that "Dirty Deeds" is planning three more campaign ads...two are about the overhyped thesis McDonnell wrote 20 years ago. The other is him at home in the rural Virginia county he grew up in, showing how comfortable he is with the hicks...ooops those small town folks, in order to fool center right and moderates into voting for another Trojan horse metropolitan liberal Democrat as Virginia governor.
The difference between the two is astonishing. McDonnell has focused on jobs, transportation and the things concerning the citizens of the Commonwealth. All Deeds has is to offer is his opponent's thesis from 20 years ago, the ComPost cheer leading for him and the Kerry-esque promise of "just trust me....elect me and I'll have a plan."
Brian also notes McDonnell received the endorsement of the Fairfax Chamber.
No word on where the school is located, or what grade these poor children are. Most likely, this has to be elementary school.
Is this what education, thanks to the NEA and all the teacher unions have become? Indoctrination facilities to mold your kids to become socialists?
Wherever this is, parents need to go to the principal and the schoolboard to raise Holy Hell.
And you thought we were crazy when we voice concerns about "That One's" speech.
The other night, Northern VA Congressman Jim Moron was part of a forum on the topic in Falls Church, VA.
Black Velvet Bruce Li wrote of the meeting beforehand, including the flyer below.
MyFoxDC was at the meeting:
Moran warned the overflowing multi-ethnic crowd.
"If we do not hear from those who want progress from this country we will hear from those who want the status quo and if does not happen. We will not get this legislation," said Moran
...Emotions get heated over divisive issues like the immigration backlog and workplace raids. Organizers estimate there were five such raids last year, detaining 167 people.
"Those raids are causing so much harm to the Latino community. They're dividing us," said Arturo Munoz of the Tenants and Workers United Union.
"These people paid for a service. In the U.S., when you pay for a service you deserve a to get a service," said Sid Hammed from The Dar Al HirJrah Islamic Center.
Tonight several ethnic groups, non profits and unions joined forces.
"We do fully embrace comprehensive immigration reform," said John Johnson from the NAACP.
"We hope that it will legalize the undocumented and bring them out of the shadows," said Genie Nguyenle, Asian Americans of Virginia.
Moran said he will co-sponsor the legislation that will be introduced perhaps as early as October.
The Dar Al Hijirah Islamic Center which is a part of this has also been criticized for helping the 9-11 hijackers and having clerics associated with Al -Quaeda. The center is linked to convicted terrorist Abduraman Al-Amoudi, the Muslim Brotherhood, and other extremist Islamic organizations.
Zelaya was ousted recently for trying to subvert the Honduras Constitution to keep power for life. He has been backed by dictators like Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro. The Obama Administration and Secretary of State Hillary Rotten Clinton are also backing the Chavez/Castro puppet Zelaya.
The deposed president recently returned to Honduras, taking up refuge in the Brazilian embassy.
In St. Louis, the Honduran community held a freedom rally against Zelaya, as well as the Leftists who are supporting his attempted subversion of Honduras law. Gateway Pundit was there and spoke at the rally as well.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Anti-Iraq Democrats Who Claimed Afghanistan Was The "Good War" Now Want To Lose To Taliban, Ignoring Requests For More Troops
Well, what a difference a couple of elections make. Now that Pelosi, Obama & Reid are in power, the phase "War on Terror" has become the "Overseas Contingency Operation" and President Barack Hussein Obama's InJustice Department is busy waging a war on the people who are trusted to gather intelligence to protect Americans (the CIA) while apologizing to the people who attacked us.
Now, the violence from the Taliban has increased, Obama is waffling on requests by Gen. McChrystal to send more troops or risk losing the war. McChrystal, handpicked by Obama to lead in Afghanistan, is even threatening resignation if not given the resources to win.
McClatchy News Service also writes:
In interviews with McClatchy last week, military officials and other advocates of escalation expressed their frustration at what they consider "dithering" from the White House . Then, while Obama indicated in
television interviews Sunday that he isn't ready to consider whether to send more troops to Afghanistan , someone gave The Washington Post a classified Pentagon report arguing that more troops are necessary to prevent defeat.
The White House insisted anew Monday that the president won't be stampeded into a quick decision on more troops, saying that he first wants to make sure there's a sound strategy in place to secure Afghanistan and make certain that it can't be used as a haven for al Qaida terrorists, as it was before 2001.
His hesitation reflects deep divisions within his own administration and deep uncertainty about whether, even with tens of thousands more troops, the U.S. can succeed in Afghanistan without a less corrupt and legitimately elected Afghan government, greater cooperation from neighboring Pakistan and more time and money than the American public and the Congress may be willing to commit.
Opponents of escalation, led by Vice President Joe Biden and his national security adviser, Antony Blinken ; Deputy National Security Adviser Tom Donilon; and deputy secretaries of state Jacob Lew and Jim Steinberg , fear that Afghanistan is a quagmire that will further undermine the administration's domestic political agenda and hurt the Democrats in next year's congressional elections.
In other words, it's all politics for the Democrats. Party first, and country....well, somewhere down the ladder. That's quite a contrast from George W. Bush, who was not willing to lose a war because the media and the opposition party were against it.
Yet despite all that apologizing to the world for the sins of America and George W. Bush, the executive order to close Gitmo, and the downplaying of the term "War on Terror," there are still jihadists who are out to carry out more attacks in this nation. Terror alerts have been posted against subways in New York, as well as hotels and stadiums.
Meanwhile, where's Waldo? Speaking to the worthless United Nations about climate change? While he sends The Hildebeast out to do his dirty work, basically telling Gen McChrystal she knows more about the situation than he does. That doesn't bode well if she plans to jump the sinking SS Obama and run in 2012. Who'd believe she'd be a more effective leader, when she rubber stamps the Administration's policy of losing the war.
The security of our nation should never be a right/left, Democrat or Republican issue. It crosses all party lines. I don't remember hearing the al-Queda terrorists on 9/11 asking those they killed what party they belonged to. Unfortunately, that's what it became days after 9/11, except the entire Democrat Party was too cowardly to admit it. Now, even liberal bloggers admit their support for fighting in Afghanistan instead of Iraq was a ruse.
To lose in Afghanistan would make us less safer here, as al-Queda would see weakness in America.
Not just that, a "cut and run" by Obama from Afghanistan would only cause resentment against America for leaving them behind, and letting the Taliban return to oppress and kill. Not to mention how friendly nations would look on us as an unreliable ally.
Because our empty-suit President puts the opinions of treasonous loonies like Lynn Woolsey and the Daily Kooks over supporting our troops and their commander, he is going to oversee a foreign policy disaster that will outdo Jimmy Carter, and jeapordize the lives or more Americans.
That's a frightening thought.
Imam Leading "Islam on Capitol Hill Day" Prayer Once Hinted At 9/11 Conspiracy, Claimed "Da JOOOOS" Controlled US Media & Perceptions of Islam
Michelle Malkin links to a FrontPageMagazine piece about who is behind this event:
Attorney and “main organizer” of “Islam on Capitol Hill”, Hassen Ibn Abdellah is President of the Elizabeth, New Jersey Dar ul-Islam, Inc. Abdellah was, described October 25, 1993 by the New York Times, as the “most aggressively combative of the lawyers” representing the terrorists who staged the 1993 World Trade Center attacks. His client, the Egyptian-born Mahmud Abouhalima, was convicted of helping to manufacture and transport the bomb detonated in the 1993 attack and is now incarcerated in the Federal “Supermax” prison at Florence, Colorado.
Sgt. Tim Sumner over at 9/11 Families for a Safe & Strong America also notes a June 2005 New York Sun article about one of the Imams listed as a participant (see below), Sheikh Ahmed Dewidar:
Recently, Dr. Dewidar attended the annual Conference of the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs in Egypt, where he gave a series of interviews. In one that aired on MBC TV on June 9, he discussed the spread of Islam in America. He referred to sermons he had heard in 1995 that stated, “We are going to the White House so that Islam will be victorious, Allah willing, and the White House will become Muslim House.” To view the broadcast, visit www.memritv.org.
On June 15, Dr. Dewidar was interviewed by the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood’s Web site, www.ikhwanonline.com. When asked about how the attacks of September 11, 2001, impacted the spread of Islam in America, he said that he witnessed hundreds of Americans converting to Islam. Hinting at an American government conspiracy related to the attacks, he said, “Whether or not these events were planned, or pinned on the Muslims, or something else – [it] provided an opportunity for [the American government] to legislate dubious laws that restrict the growth and presence of Islam in the U.S.”
Regarding American skepticism toward Islam following September 11, 2001, he said, “The media – most of which is under Zionist control – has helped to spread this perception.” Later in the interview he said that “the Jews” control the press. When asked, “What is the extent of the Muslim community’s influence on American society?” He answered, “The Zionist community numbers only 3 million, but they control the government, the politics, the economy, and the media in the U.S.”
Also while speaking to the Web site of the Muslim Brotherhood, he denounced President Bush’s policy in the Middle East, claiming it was dictated by Natan Sharansky:
“This Jew has despicable goals, and we see their effects today in America’s actions in the region, imposing its opinion and its outlook on democracy, education, and political involvement on our countries.”
Dr. Dewidar and Sheik al-Gamei’a’s interviews shared some themes, such as blaming Islam’s poor image in America on a Zionist-controlled press. They also both said the Zionists control political decision-making and economic institutions. Both were extremely positive on the future of Islam in America and discussed a trend of Americans converting to Islam following September 11, 2001.
It must be noted that, on the screenshot above, and on every page of Islam On Capitol Hill's website the following ominous words appear:
"OUR TIME HAS COME"
Look at the last few days, as his main butt-kisser Kilgore Trout scrawled racist sayings in the "comments" section of Hot Air in the middle of the night, so "Icarus" can claim it proves the website tolerates racism.
When he's not inventing it, "Icarus" takes it out of context.
He smeared Rush Limbaugh the other day, for making the comment, "we need segregated buses," after a videotape was released of a vicious beating of a white kid by black students on a school bus.
Well, if you believe that, you'd also believe Rush wanted ugly people banned from the streets of Kansas City, MO. Duh! Strike one, Icarus! Those of us who've listened to Rush are aware of his method of "illustrating absurdity by being absurd." He never honestly suggested either buses should be segregated or ugly people should be banned. It was to prove a much bigger point.
LGF 2.0 has the transcript of Rush's comments, which "Icarus" and his new lib buddies have taken out of context.
Then there's Congressman Roy Blunt's speech at the Values Voters Summit in DC this past weekend, which Icarus claims is racist because Blunt used the term "monkey."
Almost from the day the first ball was hit on this golf course something happened they didn’t anticipate: monkeys would come running out of the jungle and then grab the golf balls. And if it was in the fairway, they might throw it in the rough. And if it was in the rough, they might throw it — they might throw it back at you! And I can point to great and long detail about how many things they tried to eliminate the monkey problem, but they never got it done.
So finally for this golf course and this golf course only, they passed a rule and the rule was, you have to play the ball where the monkey throws it. And that is the rule in Washington all the time.
Well, strike two for CJ. Catherine Favazza has video that shows Blunt used the monkey phrase at the Heritage Foundation.... in 2006!
To put even more context, I found this book somewhere on the Internet, during a discussion on the subject of Blunt's speech.
It's a metaphor, Icarus!
The Labor Department reported Friday that 42 states lost more jobs than they gained in August, and that 14 plus Washington, D.C., reported unemployment rates of 10% or more.
Michigan's rate rose to 15.2%, highest in the nation. Nevada, represented by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, is second with 13.2%. California, home of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is tied for fourth with Oregon at 12.2%.
Clearly, the stimulus bill that no congressman read is not working. As it turns out, no congressman may have written it either. It's largely the creation of a coalition of leftist organizations called the Apollo Alliance, whose primary interests are saving the Earth, environmental justice and redistributing wealth. They are not friends of job-creating capitalism.
Van Jones, the 9/11 troofer who recently resigned as White House green jobs czar, was a board member of Apollo Alliance. Who else was on the board? All roads point to ACORN, (S)SEIU...and the Weather Underground.
Wade Rathke, founder of Acorn, was also on the Apollo board, as is Gerald Hudson, vice president of the Service Employees International Union, which provides the shock troops in the movement to pass government-run health care.
John Podesta, former chief of staff to President Clinton and now president of the leftist Center for American Progress, also sits on the Apollo board. Each day his group sends out talking points to the left side of the blogosphere. Mark Lloyd, diversity czar at the Federal Communications Commission, was a senior fellow at CAP.
...Perhaps the most bizarre aspect of all this is that an even more radical Jones (no relation) has a relationship with the Apollo Alliance. Jeff Jones was a domestic terrorist in the '60s and a fugitive from justice throughout the '70s who, with Bill Ayers, helped found the Weather Underground in 1969.
Ayers, Jones and the Weathermen participated in the violent Days of Rage riots in
Chicago and a nationwide anti-government bombing campaign. Like Ayers, Jeff Jones has no regrets, saying: "To this day, we still, lots of us, including me, still think it was the right thing to do."
Today, Jones finds himself director of the Apollo Alliance's New York affiliate and a consultant to the national group. One of his clients is the Workforce Development Institute, a union-controlled organization.
As a consultant to WDI, Jones helps write the grant proposals for federal stimulus dollars — funds authorized in the bill that Apollo helped write — all to ensure that taxpayer dollars end up in the hands of groups that share Apollo's political agenda.
The question none of the media will ask, is how were these radicals given the ability to write up this bill?
Monday, September 21, 2009
Next Expose By Breitbart: NEA Sought To Use Artists To Propagandize Obama Agenda. Media Ignores Story, In Contrast To Bush Years
This time, it was a transcript of an August 10 conference call by the (supposed to be "non-partisan") National Endowment of the Arts with a collection of artists to create "art" for the purpose of propaganda for the agenda of the Obama Administration.
Michael Skolnik, who led the call, began by stating:
I have been asked by folks in the White House and folks in the NEA about a month ago in a conversation that was had. We had the idea that I would help bring together the independent artists community around the country.
Here's the link to the transcript of the conference call.
John Nolte at BigHollywood has CliffsNotes of the transcript, and puts the call in context by noting:
The only place you can find this story is on the blogs. In contrast, a poster a FreeRepublic.com noticed that the New York Slimes sang a different tune during the Bush years in this October 2005 story, about taxpayer money used for partisan political purposes.
Documentation gathered by Big Hollywood’s Patrick Courrielche and the Washington Times, coupled with a newly revealed audio recording of the full conference call, points to eight troubling facts that put the full context of the call in a very disturbing light.
1. The NEA did not want it known they had any part in organizing the call. When the Washington Times asked Yosi Sergant, the NEA’s then-Director of Communications (he was “reassigned” on Sept. 10th after the story broke) about the call, he claimed the NEA was only a participant and that Skolnik had set up the call.
2. We know Sergant lied to the Washington Times. The NEA did send the email invite for the conference call. Worse, Sergant himself sent it, letting this group of artists and art organizations know the call would focus on “core areas of recovery,” starting with “health care.”
3. We know that United We Serve (with the ACORN-related Serve.gov website) claims they were merely a participant in a conference call arranged by someone they referred to as an “individual interested” in their group. It seems obvious they mean Michael Skolnik.
4. Michael Skolnik was not merely an “individual interested” in United We Serve, but in fact was asked by the White House and the NEA to round up artists on their behalf. We know this because in the newly revealed audio of the call, Skolnik says so.
5. The conference call audio makes clear that everyone addressing the artists and art organizations are fully aware they’re speaking to pro-Obama partisans; the same artists who helped the president win the 2008 election.
6. While addressing this group of Obama supporters, United We Serve, The Office of Public Engagement and the NEA repeatedly focus on four areas where “national service” is most needed … and health care always comes first.
7. We know that both Nell Abernathy of United We Serve and Buffy Wicks with The Office of Public Engagement heard and did not dispute Michael Skolnik’s opening statement asserting he had brought these artists together at the request of the White House and NEA, and that one of the goals of the call was to “push the president and push his administration.”
8. The remainder of this piece will prove a pattern shared by all three “guest” speakers: Sergant, Wicks and Abernathy:
As mentioned above, all know this is a gathering of pro-Obama supporters. All make clear they want these pro-Obama artists and art organizations to funnel their activism through Serve.gov, which we now know filters activists to ACORN.
When it comes to specific areas of activism, health care comes first.
And yet there's nothing but silence today, from the Obama Lapdog Media.
Federal auditors said on Friday that the Bush administration violated the law by buying favorable news coverage of President Bush's education policies, by making payments to the conservative commentator Armstrong Williams and by hiring a public relations company to analyze media perceptions of the Republican Party.
In a blistering report, the investigators, from the Government Accountability Office, said the administration had disseminated "covert propaganda" in the United States, in violation of a statutory ban.
The contract with Mr. Williams and the general contours of the public relations campaign had been known for months. The report Friday provided the first definitive ruling on the legality of the activities.
Lawyers from the accountability office, an independent nonpartisan arm of Congress, found that the administration systematically analyzed news articles to see if they carried the message, "The Bush administration/the G.O.P. is committed to education."
The auditors declared:
"We see no use for such information except for partisan political purposes. Engaging in a purely political activity such as this is not a proper use of appropriated funds."
Music in the background, "Devil Woman" by Cliff Richard.
Seventy-five Democrats, however (including Jim Moron of Northern Virginia and "Looney" Lynn Woolsey of Marin/Sonoma Counties in CA) sided with ACORN and voted "No."
Conspicuously absent was another Northern VA Congressman, "Jihad" Gerry Connolly.
Keith Fimian, Connolly's opponent in 2008 who will run against him again next year, alerts me to the following RedState.com article.
Almost every Democrat in a swing seat voted to deny funds to the group that has become known for helping to set up teenage prostitution rings. But one who didn’t is Congressman Gerry Connnolly (D-VA), who didn’t make the vote. (He is listed among those ‘not voting’ at the bottom of the roll.)
By itself, this is surprising and unfortunate. A constituent wants his or her representative to make every important vote - and this certainly qualifies. But what’s more disturbing is that this was the only vote Connolly missed today.
He votedon each of the amendments that preceded the vote on ACORN funding. He voted on final passage on the bill - a vote that followed just 10 minutes later. You’d think he could have managed to be present for a vote on a federal subsidy for child prostitution rings. Instead he was absent - for a vote that every Member knew was coming, and for the only time of the day.
Why wasn’t Connolly there to take a stand?
Good question, and an act of political cowardice if there ever was one. Yet again, Connolly was so fearful of the reaction he'd get from his constituents over health-care "reform" that he only held town hall meetings behind gated walls.
Andrew Breitbart is already promising another big story sometime this week.
This whole episode with ACORN is really bigger than that group. It really exposed the complicity of the Obama Lapdog Media in refusing to report on the ties between ACORN, Obama and the Democrat Party. Remember that the NY Slimes killed a story right before the 2008 election.
If any other group needs to be exposed just as much as ACORN, it is the labor unions and their very close ties and use of union dues to support primarily liberal Democrat candidates.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Charles "Icarus" Johnson's Kindle Reading Includes Book By Media Matters Researcher (& Israel Basher) Max Blumenthal
Charles "Icarus" Johnson of Little Green Johnsons is reading books on his Kindle, one of which was written by (like CJ) a Christian hater who is also hostile to the State of Israel: Max Blumenthal, son of the Clintonista Sidney Blumenthal (screenshot below), a writer for The Nation and research fellow for the George Soros funded Media Matters for Democrats.
What is Maxie's theory on the GOP? Get a load of this wackiness (NewsBusters):
(Dr. James) Dobson created the next generation of Republican shock troops, who are more radical than before. And sadomasochism—I know this sounds a little strange—is what defines the essential character, you know, that—this is what—at least what I’ve discovered—of the Republican follower of today. They’re sadistic in that they want to lash out at deviants, at people who are weaker than them, homosexuals, immigrants, foreigners, socialists. At the same time, they’re masochistic. They are followers of a higher cause, of a strong leader, a magic helper like Dobson or George W. Bush or the macho Jesus archetype that they worship. And this is what defines this movement.Sadomasochism? That's not the only sexually graphic slur he uses against conservatives. Here's a "documentary" he did about the 9/12 rally last week, using the deviant Left's favorite slur, "teabagger."
Icarus has appeared to be pro-Israel on LGF over the years. However, his new favorite author, Blumenthal, is hostile to the State of Israel, making a documentary called Israel's Terror Inside.
"Being friendly to Israel” is sort of a loaded phrase. It’s a very subjective phrase. And I don’t know how you would define that, “Being friendly to Israel.” But if anyone thinks “being friendly to Israel” means encouraging Israel to take more land, encouraging Israel to expand its illegal settlements in the West Bank, encouraging Israel to ramp up hostilities with its neighbors, then I think those people need to look in the mirror and assess the consequences of their priorities, because these sort of initiatives have very dangerous consequences for Israel’s long-term survival. If they want to be in a permanent state of war, I think Christians United for Israel, those are great allies for Israel, and Christian Zionists in general.
Photos and a biased story from the Austin-American Statesman:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, wearing a light-green outfit, arrived for a political fund-raiser in Austin this afternoon as more than 30 conservative protesters called out to her from across the street of her host’s house.
Pelosi’s entrance was only briefly visible from the curb on Windsor Road because she exited through a vehicle door facing the front door of the Mediterannean-style home of Melanie and Ben Barnes, the lobbyist and former Texas lieutenant governor who was expected to accompany Pelosi to tonight’s University of Texas-Texas Tech University football game.
Earlier, Barnes brought small bottles of water to the protesters, who thanked him before lofting questions, to which Barnes, edging away, said that he’s known Rep. Pelosi, D-California, a long time, doesn’t know how much money he’s donated to her campaigns, makes his living by doing a lot of things and does not make a few pennies for every lottery ticket sold in more than 20 states.
Among the protesters’ signs: “Stop Obama’s Socialism,” “Fire The Looters,” “Hey Pelosi, What Business Do You Have in Austin? And Who Is Paying For Your Trip? We Hope It’s Not the Taxpayers.”
You might remember Ben Barnes? He was part of the See BS 60 Minutes broadcast on the phony Texas Air National Guard documents which liberal activist Dan Rather tried to use against George W. Bush, until a commenter named Buckhead at FreeRepublic.com raised questions of their authenticity.
Among the donors to Barnes campaign was liberal State Senator Kent Caperton (seen below).
Liberal arrogance illustrated. Texas State Senator Kent Caperton smugly walks
by Austin Tea Party members
They (Austin Tea Party) said Pelosi has lead unprecedented excesses of the federal government, and has shown a lack of respect to the American people.
"We think that all politicians need to be more responsive to the people and we're asking both republicans and democrats to be more responsive. To listen to us. To try to do things that are going to help all people. Not just a select few." Austin Tea Party Patriots' spokesperson, Greg Holloway, said.