Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Why Do We Need Lectures From A "Conservative" Who Voted For John Kerry,Jen Rubin?

5/1/2013 - thank you to Legal Insurrection, for naming this Post of the Day. Much honored!

Don't be fooled.

Jennifer Rubin, the resident "conservative" at the Washington ComPost, doesn't sound like much of a conservative.

Last week, she pretty much told Republican voters they needed to MoveOn from the legacy of Ronald Reagan. Now, she's trashing newly elected Texas Senator Ted Cruz (Don’t be a jerk, Sen. Cruz).
It is a shopworn technique of hard-line conservatives to declare themselves men and women of principle in contrast to those other Republicans — the ones, you know, who pass legislation and try to represent their constituents. It is both self-serving (presuming principles are of no matter to opponents) and lazy in that it is always easy to say no, ridicule compromise and remain pristine rather than trying to improve legislation or introduce an alternative.
I’m sorry to say Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is too often falling into the reflexive habit of voting no on everything and then mocking his colleagues.
The latest example comes from his talk to the conservative group FreedomWorks in Texas:
We’ve had probably five or six lunches with a bunch of Republican senators standing up and looking at Rand and Mike and me and yelling at the top of their lungs — I mean really . . . And they said: ‘Why did you do this? As a result of what you did, when I go home, my constituents are yelling at me that I’ve got to stand on principle.’ I’m not making that up. I don’t even bother to argue with them. I just sort of let them yell. . . . They said: ‘Listen, before you did this, the politics of it were great. The Democrats were the bad guys. The Republicans were the good guys. Now we all look like a bunch of squishes. Well there is an alternative. You could just not be a bunch of squishes.” 
There is being principled, and then there is being a jerk. Putting down your colleagues to boost your own street cred with the base falls into the latter category.
There are many things wrong with Sen. Cruz’s comments, whatever you think of the merits of the gun legislation.
For starters, it’s just not smart to annoy colleagues whose cooperation and support you’ll need in the future. Second, as a conservative he should understand humility and grace are not incompatible with “standing on principle”; the absence of these qualities doesn’t make him more principled or more effective. Third, for a guy who lacks manners (see his condescending questioning of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) he comes across as whiny. They yelled at me! Boo hoo, senator.
Perhaps Jen needs to change her glasses, but the only mocking I see in the US Senate comes from liberal Democrats like "Dingy" Harry Reid, Dianne "I've Been A Senator Longer than You" Feinstein and Barbara "Don't Call Me Ma'am" Boxer.  I mean, really, it's bad enough to get the lectures from the liberal activist media about what the GOP has to do to become "electable," but to get the same one from an alleged "conservative" at the Washington ComPost?

Because Jen Rubin is not a conservative. Dan Riehl ponted this out a couple of years ago.

Not one to take a blog comment at face value, I sought to check it out. It is referenced in her Commentary bio, though, frankly, few grassroots conservatives read Commentary and it says nothing of her politics, or some conversion.  As far as I can tell, this would be her via the California State Bar Association, given the DreamWorks connection.
jrubin@dreamworks.com - Undergraduate School: Univ of California Berkeley; Berkeley CA – Law School: UC Berkeley SOL Boalt Hall; Berkeley CA
Wow! From Berkeley undergrad and Berkeley Law, to Kerry supporting liberal Democrat as recently as 2004 - to conservative thought leader, now telling the Tea Party, conservative base and Reagan conservatives what to think, or to shut up and sit down because they're irrelevant via her new platform at the Washington Post? And all based upon what must be a relatively recent, if still somewhat mysterious, conversion. Imagine that!
No wonder "conservative" Jen Rubin pushed RINO Mittens Romney in 2012, and now thinks Jeb Bush might be a great candidate in 2016.

Dan Riehl also says about Rubin's attack on Cruz.
Not once does Senator Cruz name a name, or trash a Senate colleague. He speaks generally and even jovially, not with a mean spirit. Now, contrast that with Jennifer Rubin’s petty name calling and trashing of a good man’s character and personality – a man I suspect she doesn’t even know personally. This is a vile, ugly woman and the Right should reject and denounce her punditry of personal destruction, just as we reject the ugly politics of the Left.

Well, I for one do reject Jennifer Rubin, as I don't need a lecture about conservatism from a UC-Commietown (Berkeley), John Kerry-voter who attacks it and those who are actively advocating conservative principles.

Map: Areas With Highest Gun Violence Voted Democrat In 2012

So much for the idea that "gun control" works (map via Rare).

More at The Hill.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Obama Regime Threatening Benghazi Whistleblowers: Why? One Says Regime Lied, Multiple Assets Could Have Gone To Help Consulate Under Seige

Fox News is breaking some big bombshells tonight.

First, comes the revelation that the Obama Regime is intimidating Benghazi whistleblowers with threats if they come forward with information about the jihadist attack on 9/11/12 in which four Americans were killed, for whic the Regime falsely tried to blame on an obsure YouTube video.
At least four career officials at the State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency have retained lawyers or are in the process of doing so, as they prepare to provide sensitive information about the Benghazi attacks to Congress, Fox News has learned.
Victoria Toensing, a former Justice Department official and Republican counsel to the Senate Intelligence Committee, is now representing one of the State Department employees. She told Fox News her client and some of the others, who consider themselves whistle-blowers, have been threatened by unnamed Obama administration officials.
“I'm not talking generally, I'm talking specifically about Benghazi – that people have been threatened,” Toensing said in an interview Monday. “And not just the State Department. People have been threatened at the CIA.”
No wonder the Regime is threatening people, because the information they can release would be damning, like what we heard on Special Report (The Right Scoop).
A special operator has come forward to Special Report on Fox News as a whistleblower who says there were multiple assets in the region that could have aided our guys on the ground in Benghazi during the 2nd attack, despite the administration’s denials. Having watched the events unfold that night, he said there was specifically a C110 in Croatia, 3 1/2 hours away that definitely could have been there in time for the 2nd attack.
He also says the ‘unknowns’ reasoning the administration has been using isn’t true either. That if there are unknowns, that’s more reason to get assets in the air to get our guys help or to get them out.
There’s a lot more. Watch the full report below:

Congress needs to do more than just have another investigation. There needs to be a special counsel to investigate members of the Regime, including Hillary Rotten Clinton, John Kerry and Richard Milhous Obama...under oath.

The cover-up and lies America has been told is so Nixonian, and beyond what happened at Watergate.

Parent Firm Of Terry McAuliffe's "Green" Car Company Has Off-Shore Tax Shelter

Off-shore tax shelters for GOP candidates are used for political attacks by Democrats, who seem to excuse their own (Watchdog.org - The Franklin Center).
The parent company of a “green” car venture with ties to the Obama administration and Democratic Party leader Terry McAuliffe is incorporated in the tax shelter country of the British Virgin Islands, Watchdog has learned.
Yet just nine months ago McAuliffe, former Democratic National Committee chairman and part owner of GreenTech Automotive Inc., blasted Mitt Romney over allegations the presidential candidate had an offshore bank account.
“You’re running for president,” McAuliffe told the Daily Caller. “People just don’t get that. I mean, why do you have an offshore bank account? So we’ve got a long way to go.”

Fledgling GreenTech was founded in 2009 by Chinese businessman Charles Wang, who owns Capital Wealth Holdings (CWH), an investment company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands.
According to court documents, GreenTech is a subsidary of CWH and McAuliffe obtained 25 percent of the stock. GreenTech’s headquarters were then incorporated in Virginia and its manufacturing plant was located in Mississippi. Next, it started recruiting outside investors – primarily from China – through a program called EB-5 that grants visas to foreign citizens in exchange for minimum $500,000 investments in U.S. companies.

The Chinese government has the U.S. auto industry in its cross hairs and is using every ploy possible to get into the business via U.S. politicians and struggling entrepreneurs in the ‘green car’ industry,” said economist Greg Autry, who lectures on China and authored the book “Death By China – Confronting the Dragon.”

“A company wants to be in the BVI for one reason: TO AVOID PAYING US INCOME TAXES,” Autry said in an email exchange with Watchdog.
Well, well, well Terry McAwful, your hypocrisy is so evident!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Scenes Outside The Nerd Prom (aka The White House Correspondents Dinner)

Tonight in Washington DC was the White House Correspondents Association Dinner, an annual event which the President of the United States attends and raises money for journalism scholarships.

It has also become known as "The Nerd Prom," as media bigwigs and celebrity guests rub elbows with DC politicos.  In many ways, with its mix of celebrity and politics, it has become like Oscar night on the Potomac, judging by the formal wear and the crowds gathered along Connecticut Avenue, in front of the Washington Hilton Hotel, to gaze at these elites.

As they've done for the past 15 years, the DC Chapter of FreeRepublic.com has gathered to "Freep" the event, mainly by doing their part to point out to the public, as well as the media and White House Press in particular, stories and topics they have not covered.

In the Age of Obama, there's a lot not being covered, as the media in attendance act more like lapdogs instead of "watchdogs."

Unlike last year, Chris Matthews of MSNBC stayed away because of the reminder of his latest absurdity he spewed right after the Boston Marathon Bombing, that terrorists were predominantly right-wing.

This person below later gave his name as Chuck Todd, also from NBC News.

Some of who stopped or sped by included pollster Frank Luntz, who came appropriately dressed....

 Peter Doocy of Fox News.

David Corn, the editor of the Leftist rag Mother Jones, streaked by not responding to inquiries about his recently published Watergate-style bugging of Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign.

Clintonoid Lanny Davis...

Steven Moore from the Wall Street Journal.

Chip Reid of CBS greeted "Chuck Todd"

Al Roker and cast of the Today Show.

Eleanor Clift from the McLaughlin Group.

And a few minutes later came none other than Sandra the Fluke, on her cell phone

Then stuck behind the yellow tape, she hustled to the street to walk to the hotel, after being pointed out that the nearest CVS was right behind her.

Carl Cameron, formerly of Fox News walked by as well.

...and Bill Sammon.

David Axelrod, Obama's big advisor and aide, was seen going into the dinner, and received some verbal jabs about the Boston bombing not being related to tax day, as he had claimed.
I didn't get a good shot of him, by Jay Carney, Obama's propaganda chief, walked by as he also received some ribbing about the money paid by the Secret Service to attend the dinner but children from across the country could not tour The White House.

Many of the media attendees and other people passing by took photos or asked about the gathering.  This person, posing with Kristinn Taylor of FreeRepublic, was with the New York Post.

A reporter from Roll Call took a photo of one of the signs.

Taylor was also interviewed by ABC Channel 7.

A group of kids, apparently on a school trip, walked by.

I haven't caught or paid attention to what happened at the event, or anything like that. But as you can see, tonight was the night for the "one percenters" in DC to get together and rub elbows, never mind what so many regular folk outside the doors and outside the beltway are going through with the ongoing bad economy under the watchful eye of the celebrity President.

Michigan Democrat Caught On Tape Calling Colleague "An Arrogant Nigger"

If you listen to elected Democrats and their media lapdogs on stations like MSNBC, you get the impression that Republicans, and especially conservatives, are KKK members, racists, sexist, bigots, ...you know, all the negative perjoratives you can throw to smear someone.

But Democrats can drop the same language they accuse their ideological opponents of like it was casual language.

Take Gloria Platko, a clerk in Buena Vista Township, Michigan. (Western Journalism, h/t Erik Rush via Twitter)
Buena Vista Township, Michigan Clerk Gloria Platko is resisting demands that she step down after another local official taped a phone conversation in which Platko used the n-word. Contains brief strong language.

Now if she'd been a Republican, and a conservative, Tea Party one at that, there would be nationwide calls for her to step down.

Anti-American "Gangham Style" (C)Rapper Psy Attending White House Correspondent's Dinner

Remember when it was revealed that YouTube star Psy, known for his "Gangham Style" (c)rap song was headlining a Christmas event hosted by the Obamas, even though he had sang lyrics calling for the death of US troops?

Well, he's going to attend the White House Correspondent's Dinner this evening. (Mediaite).
According to Deadline, PSY will be attending the dinner at the CBS table, which will also include Homeland star Claire Danes, her husband and star of NBC’s Hannibal Hugh Dancy, and one of the stars of Hawaii Five-O. Oh, and a bunch of politicians and diplomats.
PSY’s last big appearance in D.C. was marred by controversy over an anti-American video he rapped years before anyone in the U.S. ever heard of him. PSY publicly apologized, but people demanded he not be permitted to perform in the presence of the president.
The main headliner at the White House Correspondents Dinner this year is late night host Conan O’Brien, who appeared with PSY last December at the White House Christmas concert.
Side note; I'll be outside the Washington Hilton with the DC Chapter of FreeRepublic.com, as I was last year.

Andrew Breitbart Vindicated: Liberal NYTimes Writes Expose On Pigford Scandal

As a byproduct of the Shirley Sherrod video showing members of the NAACP applaud her admission to sending a white farmer to "one of his own" the late Andrew Breitbart managed to come across something that was hidden below the surface. Her link in what was known as the Pigford settlement.

Breitbart spoke to bloggers at length on the scandal at CPAC 2011.  Also with him that day was Lee Stranahan, who had been investigating this story while writing at the Huffington Post.

"It's an amazing can of worms that goes into many aspects of our government.  ...What's $2.75 billion? That's pretty close to ten years of Planned Parenthood funding. If you don't scrutanize Pigford and tear it down, then you've got billions upon billions being added onto that for native American farmers. This is the means in which the Democratic Party is buying the votes of these constituencies. It's as cynical as it can get, and it's beyond proveable."
Yesterday, Breitbart was vindicated by the New York Times, who ran a top fold, front page article on Pigford (Lee Stranahan - Breitbart.com).
Andrew Breitbart worked tirelessly to expose the Pigford fraud scheme only to have the clear evidence of manipulation by politicians and plaintiff lawyers ignored by the mainstream media. The story involved politicians and lawyers hijacking a lawsuit by black farmers against the USDA designed to make up for years of discrimination and turning it into a multi-billion dollar fraud where people claiming to have 'attempted to farm' were able to collect $50,000 checks with no proof. The Obama administration expanded the program for Native Americans, Hispanics, and women, using the same low "attempted to farm" standard that invited massive, undetectable fraud.
The Times piece was written by a team led by Sharon LaFraniere, who worked on the story for months and according to the article "was based on thousands of pages of court and confidential government documents, as well as interviews with dozens of claimants, lawyers, former and current government officials and others involved in the cases over the past 14 years."
Here are some highlights from the article, including a number of details not previously reported:
Questionable Legal Moves
The Times story gives a great deal of detail about how the Obama administration certified its own settlement in the cases of the Native American, women, and Hispanic farmer settlements, sidestepping both the legal system ad Congress. Breitbart News has reported on the Obama administration's expansion of Pigford previously, but the Times brought shocking new information to light.
For one thing, there were only a total of 91 plaintiffs actually filing suit; 10 women and 81 Latinos. This is a very small number and it certainly would have been possible to handle any actual discrimination claims on a case-by-case basis. However, the Times points out that the government was very skeptical even about those cases.
“Some of these folks have never made a loan payment in their entire history with U.S.D.A.,” Lisa A. Olson, the lead government litigator against the 81 Hispanic plaintiffs, told Judge Robertson in August 2009. “There may even be folks who are under criminal investigation.”
The Obama Administration made a choice to create a settlement mechanism on their own. The Times says "the Obama administration’s political appointees at the Justice and Agriculture Departments engineered a stunning turnabout: they committed $1.33 billion to compensate not just the 91 plaintiffs but thousands of Hispanic and female farmers who had never claimed bias in court."
With pressure mounting from some in Congress, "The Obama administration made the 'legally questionable' decision to sidestep Congress and pay the woman and Hispanic farmer claims out of a special Treasury Department fund known as The Judgment Fund."
The small number of actual cases is also significant because of the disparity in the number of actual suits and the number of claims filed so far in the cases; only ten women were actually filing suit but an incredible 24,000 have filed to get $50,000 under the settlement still active at the FarmerClaims.gov website.
Pigford Was About Buying Votes
Even the New York Times has trouble getting Department of Justice officials to speak on record on the story. The Times says, "Acting Associate Attorney General Tony West, who supervised the civil division and oversaw the handling of the cases, canceled an interview. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. also declined to comment."
This 2008 article from the San Francisco Chronicle profiles Tony West, who was then the California finance co-chair for the Obama campaign and is described as an "Obama power broker." West, a deep Obama campaign insider, oversaw the settlements for the Obama administration.
As William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection noted, Breitbart and Stranahan were attacked by Obama/Democrat Party sycophants like Media Mutters for exposing Pigford. No less than 33 attacks on Breitbart are found at Media Mutters' website.
Breitbart fought relentlessly to bring this story to the public, and into the mainstream. Over time, even a few members of Congress, like Reps. Steve King and Michele Bachmann, joined Breitbart’s efforts and tried to bring the issues to the attention of others in Congress.
In turn, Breitbart and his team, including Lee Stranahan, who lead most of the coverage, endured countless accusations of racism from left-wing outlets like Media Matters, simply for trying to highlight the plight of black farmers who were real victims of discrimination.
Many of their legitimate claims went ignored while other individuals appeared to be benefiting from fraud.
...Now might be an appropriate time to revisit Media Matters’ disingenuous attacks on Breitbart, who tried to bring attention to what the NY Times now confirms is a process that “had opened the floodgates to fraud.”
 Looks like a lot of people, including many on our side, owe him an apology.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Landing Gear From 9/11 Airliner Found At Site For Ground Zero Victory Mosque

This is all the more reason why this proposed victory mosque should not and should never be allowed to be built (ABC News).

A rusted 5-foot-tall piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the hijacked planes destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks has been discovered near the World Trade Center wedged between a luxury apartment building and a mosque site that prompted virulent national debate about Islam and freedom of speech.

The twisted metal part, jammed in a sliver of open space between the buildings, has cables and levers on it and is about 3 feet wide and 1.5 feet deep. It includes a clearly visible Boeing Co. identification number, New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said Friday.

"The odds of this being wedged between there is amazing," Browne said, adding it was not surprising that it went undiscovered for more than a decade given the location. "It had to have fallen just the right way to make it into that space."

Other World Trade Center wreckage had been discovered at the buildings and around the area in years past.

The piece of equipment was discovered Wednesday by surveyors inspecting the lower Manhattan site of a planned Islamic community center, at 51 Park Place, on behalf of the building's owner, police said.

...When plans for the Islamic center, about three blocks from ground zero, were made public in 2010, opponents said they didn't want a mosque so close to where Islamic extremists attacked. They argued the site was "sacred" because landing gear from one of the hijacked Boeing 767 jets had punctured the roof of the building on Sept. 11.

During street protests, they clashed with supporters of the center, who said it would promote harmony between Muslims and followers of other faiths.
Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs writes more, and has a photo of her holding up a picture one piece of landing gear at a 2010 protest against the victory mosque.
We always knew the landing gear from the 911 planes that flew into the towers had crashed through the roof of the Ground Zero Mosque building (Park 51). It was why we urged Congress to designate a 911 War Memorial. Because it is a War Memorial.
Now they are finding more of the plane at the Ground Zero Mosque? Why now? What wasn't it turned over earlier? Did Gamal intend for it to be part of the mega-mosque he has once again resurrected? It is too gruesome to consider.
The news just broke yesterday that Gamal has purchsed both buildings adjacent to the proposed mosque. What are we looking at now? A triumphal mosque three times the size of the original plan? Where is he getting the funds? He hasn't paid the rent on the GZM building and has lost ongoing litigation against landlord Con-Ed. He unsuccessfully attempted to get Ground Zero development funds from a 911 fund, which fell through after millions of Americans responded with calls, letters, emails etc. Over 70% of the American people opposed that mosquestrosity.
Gamal not only beats people up and threatens Muslims who spoke out against the mosque, but he is also a tax cheat, owing a quarter of a million in taxes while defaulting on not one but two bank loans. All this while being evicted from his Soho offices for non-payment of rent. Oh, and this deadbeat applied for $5.5 million from the taxpayer 911 fund to rebuild lower Manhattan.
Be warned, Gamal, we will be back with tens of thousands to protest. We knew he'd be back, well, so will we.
The fact that this mosque has been allowed to continue is an insult to the lives lost on 9/11, their families and those who have fought to defend it in the War on Terror. If you are deluded to think it will bring "interfaith healing" keep this in mind...
 In its long history of conquest, Islam has habitually converted the sacred shrines of its enemies into mosques and madrasas. A cursory look at the world's most famous mosques lays bare the fact that many were former houses of worships of defeated enemies.
That is what is being done near the sacred ground where the World Trade Center once stood.

Obama: God Bless Planned Parenthood...Does He Know Racist Past Of PP Founder?

Yes, he said it.

Richard Milhous Obama talks out one side of his mouth about the need for "gun control" to save "at least one life" of a child, after the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook School.

But today, as he's silent on the trial of baby butcher Kermit Gosner, Obama spoke to the abortion provider Planned Parenthood, and actually said "God Bless You" to them (Life News).

I have my doubts that God would want to bless an organization that promotes a "culture of death" masquerading as "women's health care."  But that is Obama's twisted mind, because he is the most extreme, pro-abortion President in US history.

The question is, did Obama know, and does America know of the racist roots of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger?  I never knew this until I heard WMAL host Chris Plante talking about this topic months ago (BlackGenocide.org).
It was in 1939 that Sanger's larger vision for dealing with the reproductive practices of black Americans emerged. After the January 1939 merger of her Clinical Research Bureau and the ABCL to form the Birth Control Federation of America, Dr. Clarence J. Gamble was selected to become the BCFA regional director for the South. Dr. Gamble, of the soap-manufacturing Procter and Gamble company, was no newcomer to Sanger's organization. He had previously served as director at large to the predecessor ABCL.
Gamble lost no time and drew up a memorandum in November 1939 entitled "Suggestion for Negro Project." Acknowledging that black leaders might regard birth control as an extermination plot, he suggested that black leaders be place in positions where it would appear that they were in charge, as it was at an Atlanta conference.
Sanger wrote the following back to Gamble.
"We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don't want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members."
Sanger even spoke to a women's branch of the Ku Klux Klan in New Jersey. She later received a dozen similar invitations.

Was There A Third Bomber In Boston? Congressman Thinks More Arrests Will Be Made

According to Catherine Herridge at Fox News, the FBI has not ruled out the possibility of a third suspect in the Boston Marathon jihadist bombing (Twitchy).
...Evidence that the two bombs were detonated not by a cell phone but by parts ripped from a toy car remote control suggest that whoever triggered the explosions had to have been in the line of sight of the bombs.
Further, the instructions the Tsarnaev brothers were believed to have followed to construct the pressure cooker bombs didn’t mention the remote control method of detonation, though a search of their computers might turn up a source for that information.

A US Congressman thinks there will be more arrests made as well:
“I hear a lot of definitive statements out there that it was just these two men and it’s over, but I will tell you I hear these briefings every day, and I don’t think this is over,” said U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, a Michigan Republican who chairs the House Committee on Intelligence. “There are clearly more persons of interest, and they’re not 100 percent sure if there aren’t other explosives.”
Rogers also blasted officials for Mirandizing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, saying he could have given more information about the potential attack on Times Square by him and his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev — and whether others were involved in the marathon attack.
“I think this was a serious and possibly a dangerous set of decisions made,” said Rogers, a former FBI agent. “There’s going to be more arrests, I do believe. … This is incredibly important, and once he got a lawyer — which the citizens of Boston and America are paying for — he stopped cooperating.”
Well it wouldn't surprise me if there are more people involved.

Now we're finding out that the jihad mommy of the two Tsarnaev bombers was on a terror watch list for the past 18 months. The ball was dropped so many times in this whole investigation that a bunch of people should be losing their jobs over this.

(VIDEO) How the Southern Poverty Law Center Inspired Bigotry & Act Of Violence

Violence and bigotry in the name of combating "hate," all inspired by a group of leftist lawyers like Morris Dees and his crater-faced sidekick Mark Potok. And it was a white man they inspired who tried to make his first victim a black security guard.  The guard was the hero, he took the guy down and prevented a mass killing all because of labeling by these leftist ambulance chasers (CNSNews).

Domestic terrorist Floyd Corkins told the FBI that he found the Family Research Council as a target because they were listed online as an "anti-gay" group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Corkins walked into the FRC's Washington, D.C., headquarters last Aug. 15, carrying a pistol, 100 rounds of ammunition and knapsack filled with 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches. He later admitted that he intended "to kill people in the building and then smear a Chick-fil-A sandwich in their face."
He was stopped by FRC buildings operations manager Leo Johnson.
The FRC has now released a video that includes footage from a surveillance camera that shows Johnson heroically stopping the would-be mass murderer.

...The SPLC, a liberal organization, put FRC on its “Hate Map” for the Washington, D.C. area, and describes the FRC as an “anti-gay” group whose “specialty is defaming gays and lesbians.” FRC President Tony Perkins paid tribute this week to Leo Johnson, who single-handedly stopped Corkins. “In an age when it seems heroes are hard to come by, it’s stirring to see a genuine hero in action,” said Perkins.
“Last August, FRC building manager Leo Johnson was temporarily manning the front desk at our Washington headquarters when a now-confessed terrorist intent on killing everyone in the building entered with a handgun and 100 rounds of ammunition,” said Perkins.
“As he drew his gun, Leo courageously charged the attacker into oncoming gunfire,” Perkins added. “Even after sustaining a direct hit to his forearm, he subdued the attacker and wrestled the gun away from him. Leo Johnson’s heroism saved countless lives that day. Now you can see the never-before released security footage that shows just how quickly tragedy was averted. Please share this video with friends, and help pay tribute to a true hero.”
As CNSNews.com reported in February, “In an interview with the FBI following the shooting, as provided in the ‘Statement of Offense,’ Corkins said that ‘(1) intended to enter the FRC that day to kill as many people as possible and smother Chick-fil-A sandwiches in their faces; (2) he intended to kill the guard who confronted him in the lobby (i.e., Johnson); and (3) he had taken substantial steps in the preceding week in furtherance of carrying out the crimes.’” 
Corkins also had the address of another group, the Traditional Values Coalition, in his possession. Meanwhile, the SPLC is helping Janet Incompantano and Eric Holder to attack opponents of the Obama Regime as potential domestic terrorists, while Islamist terrorists live off taxpayer funded welfare to plot attacks on our nation.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Photos Of Michelle Obama Visiting Saudi-National In Boston, Who Was Once Consdiered "Armed & Dangerous"

Saudi National Also Visited White House Several Times

Tamerlan Tsnaraev and Family Were On Welfare

More has been revealed by various sources on the Saudi National who was detained after the Boston Marathon jihadist bombing last Monday as a "person of interest," who Walid Shoebat linked to al-Queda and a deportation order was issued last week.

As mentioned here and other places, First Lady Moochelle Obama allegedly visited this Saudi-National, Abdul Rahman Alharbi. Glenn Beck's The Blaze found the following montage on FreeRepublic.

Here's a close up of the photo on the middle-left side, resembles Moochelle, seen on the lower right corner.

There's more. Glenn Beck revealed this about the First Lady's friend, Alharbi:
On his radio program, Beck began with an overview of how the case unfolded, noting that Alharbi has rapidly gone from “person of interest, to witness, to victim, to nobody.”
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano even said yesterday that Alharbi was just “in the wrong place at the wrong time” and was “never a subject,” after ridiculing inquiries into the matter last week.
But Wednesday, Beck presented new information after a Blaze source directly read the original event file, and multiple government sources with knowledge of the case and files contributed their knowledge.
Napolitano could serve “jail time for perjury,” Beck declared, and she will be “the first to fall.”
Here are a couple of new points, as Beck related them:
  • The event file created for Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi indicated he was “armed and dangerous”
  • Alharbi was admitted into the country under a “special advisory option,” which is usually reserved for visiting politicians, VIPs, or journalists. The event file cover page indicates he was granted his status without full vetting.
  • One of the first excuses given by law enforcement when confronted about Alharbi’s pending deportation was an expired visa. But according to the event file, his visa is good until 11-NOV-2016.
  • The event file indicates he entered the U.S. on 08/28/12 in Boston, MA but says he is a student at the University of Findlay, in Findlay, Ohio. He has an apartment in Boston, and doesn’t seem to have been a full-time student in Ohio.
  • When a file is created in the system, the author(s) are notified via email when it is accessed and given the email address of the person accessing, so there is a record within the government data system of who was there. It was amended to remove the deportation reference, then someone later went in and tried to destroy both the original event file and an amended versions. We won’t say who at this time, but copies have already been made.
  • The original event file was reviewed and approved by two high level agents – Chief Watch Commander Maimbourg and Watch Commander Mayfield.
Here is the text of the cover of the event file, which reveals still more:
DOB 03/12/1993
Subject is an exact match to NO FLY TPN# 1037506192. Derogatory information reviewed by W/C Mayfield and CW/C Maimbourg was found to be sufficient to request Visa revocation. NTC-P is requesting revocation of Foil# e3139541. Subject is inadmissible to the U.S. under INA 212(a)(3)(B)(i)(II). SAO was not completed prior to Visa issuance. Subject is currently in the United States, admitted F1 student, at Boston POE on 08/28/2012. Subject is a student at THE UNIVERSITY OF FINDLAY, 1000 NORTH MAIN STREET FINDLAY, OHIO 45840-3695. Subject has One (1) prior event #1648067, Fins promoted, NT record in place, No scheduled found at this time. [Emphasis added]
And here is a photo of the page:

Beck explained: “Derogatory information reviewed...That means, we have been presented bad information…and it was reviewed, and found to be sufficient. Subject has One (1) prior event...[That means] when they opened this when he was at the hospital, they found he’s already in the system.”

“A 212, 3B [is] the biggest warning we can put on anybody,” Beck explained for those unfamiliar with the term. “You do not put people’s name on there easily…this is a terrorist designation, and there is a panel of agencies that you have to go and make your case to. It’s not like you’re standing in the hospital room and they say: ‘Make him a 212,3B.’ And if they ​are, they’re abusing their power….It is so rare that somebody’s name is taken off outside of death, that none of ours sources can tell us that it’s ever happened. It is laughable what Janet Napolitano said yesterday.”

Certainly, a litany of questions remain.
To top it all off, Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit added more to the whole saga of this person of interest:
Abdul Rahman Al-Harbi has visited the White House several times since 2009. 
Of course, the White House will say it was another “Abdul Rahman Al-Harbi.”
Here are the dates:

How does someone who is considered "armed and dangerous" possibly linked to al-Queda, end up visiting the White House several times?  Have the rules become lax in who can visit the President?  I don't know if any readers have gone to a Presidential event, but I went to the White House in 2008 as a guest of a journalist and also visited a press briefing in 2002.  You have to give the Secret Service a photo id and let them know your Socialist Security number so a background check can be run on you. The fact that this guy got in several times is frightening.  But then again, this is not President George W. Bush. Richard Milhous Obama began his road to the White House in the living room of an unrepentant domestic terrorist who bombed the US Capitol and Pentagon.

Jim Hoft also notes that while Moochelle visited Alharbi, she skipped the American who had both his legs blown off by the jihadi bombs.  Plus the bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, his wife and parents, were being supported by you and I, the American taxpayer, through welfare.

What the hell else is this Regime not telling us?

O'Reilly Takes On Nihad Awad "You Have No Credibility Because Facts Are Facts"

Bill O'Reilly had Nihad Awad, the executive director of the Hamas-linked CAIR (Council for American Islamic Relations), on his Fox News TV show last night, and held Awad to account for last weeks jihadist bombing of the Boston Marathon and other terror attacks being inspired by radical Islam (The Daily Caller).

Awad proceeded to explain his personal emotional state surrounding the Boston Marathon bombing and maintained that he was representative of most Muslim Americans. But O’Reilly charged back, pressing Awad to explain why his religion was the motivation for terrorism.

“Here is where it all goes — I don’t have time for a speech,” O’Reilly said. “You have got to go back and forth with me, OK? You not admitting that radical Islam drives worldwide terrorism puts you in the category where you have no credibility because the facts are the facts. Ninety percent of worldwide terrorism is radical Islam, period. … I don’t know what Islam means to you with all due respect. That’s not the topic.”

Awad attempted to justify his sentiment, which led to a back-and-forth between Awad and O’Reilly.

Partial transcript as follows:
O’REILLY: You just said, you just said that radical Islam is not the driving force of terrorism in the world, when that’s an absurd statement. It’s absurd.
AWAD: I think your statement is absurd because you are trying to redefine religion for me. You are trying to define my faith to me.
O’REILLY: No I’m not. I’m telling you that radical Islamists, under the banner of jihad, are causing the most intense terrorism the earth has ever seen and you are denying it. So either you are na├»ve or I mean, you are just way out of touch. Do you not have a television set?
AWAD: Bill, I think you are just making up some stuff.
O’REILLY: Making it up?
AWAD: I’m telling you Islam is a peaceful religion. Islam is my faith.
O’REILLY: Yeah, what about these jihadists then?
AWAD: Well, also you do not the know the word jihad, what it means. I’m telling you jihad is a legitimate struggle. Those terrorists who are using the word are trying to legitimize their attacks on innocent people.
O’REILLY: Do you know how many of them there are? You have a whole nation of Iran, a whole theocracy that is threatening the world.
AWAD: Let’s not play into their hands and legitimize their attacks.
O’REILLY: Not play into their hands and tell the truth, Mr. Awad.

It appears that what Awad did on O'Reilly's show was practiced taqiyya, where Muslims are permitted to lie in circumstances "that advance the cause Islam - in some cases by gaining the trust of non-believers in order to draw out their vulnerability and defeat them." 

CAIR has been linked to the Palestinian terror group Hamas. Awad, in fact, was quoted in 1994 as saying: "I used to support the PLO, and I used to be the President of the General Union of Palestine Students which is part of the PLO here in the United States, but after I researched the situation inside Palestine and outside, I am in support of the Hamas movement more than the PLO."

Awad also spoke at a 2002 so-called "anti-war" rally in Washington DC held by the Marxist group International ANSWER, where the following photo (published here before) was taken. Off to the side while Awad speaks is a yellow flag for the Islamic terrorist group Hezbollah, a group behind the 1983 bombing of the US Marine barracks in Beirut, as well as the kidnappings and hijackings (TWA 847 in 1985).

CAIR has also exerted influence over our law enforcement, like the sanitized FBI manuals which removed "offensive" references to Muslims.

But, according to CAIR, don't believe your lying eyes, or else the Islamophobia card will be played against you.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

House GOP Committee On Benghazi: Hillary Cut Security, Obama Regime Lied After Attacks

A House GOP report based on committees investigating the 9/11/12 attack on Benghazi has been released this afternoon, giving Hillary Rotten Clinton and the Obama Regime real sharp criticism. (Washington Times)
House Republicans have concluded that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was responsible for cutting security at the consulate in Benghazi ahead of last year’s attack there, and that the administration lied about why it downplayed terrorism as the cause of the assault.

A new report — the result of months of investigation by five different House committees — says there was plenty of intelligence that presaged the attack, but the State Department and President Obama failed to heed the warnings or give the Defense Department the authority to respond to such an attack.

The report exonerates the Pentagon itself, saying the military did what it could to respond once the attack began, but “was hindered on account of U.S. military forces not being properly postured” beforehand.

In the most damning finding, House Republicans said Mr. Obama and his team lied about the attacks afterward, first by blaming mob violence spawned by an anti-Muslim video, and then wrongly saying it had misled the public because it was trying to protect an FBI investigation.

“This progress report reveals a fundamental lack of understanding at the highest levels of the State Department as to the dangers presented in Benghazi, Libya, as well as a concerted attempt to insulate the Department of State from blame following the terrorist attacks,” the GOP investigation concluded in its 46-page report.

The Obama administration has acknowledged providing an inaccurate explanation for the attacks early on — even though officials at the Defense Department said they knew it was a terrorist assault from the beginning.

But Mr. Obama has vehemently denied he intended to deceive the public.
Sure he did, what "what difference does it make?"

A link to the entire report.

Charges Dropped Against Elvis Impersonator For Ricin-Laced Letters Sent To Senator & Obama

It sounds like, from what was presented, the Federal attorneys had "Suspicious Minds" about allegations against Kevin Curtis, the Elvis impersonator arrested last week for allegedly sending letter laced with ricin to Richard Milhous Obama and US Senator Roger Wicker.

The UK Daily Mail has more...
Charges have been dropped against a Mississippi man charged with sending ricin-laced poison letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a state judge after his lawyer argued that he has been framed by a former friend.
'I've never heard of ricin or whatever. I thought they said rice. I told them I don't eat rice,' Kevin Curtis said at a press conference today, describing the moment he was questioned by federal authorities.
Defense lawyer Christi McCoy said whoever framed her client was able to lead the FBI to his door simply by including Curtis' catch-phrase 'I'm KC and I approve this message' and a few other clues in the threatening notes that were mailed to Washington.
McCoy suggested in court on Monday that federal authorities should instead investigate J. Everett Dutschke, an accused child molester who unsuccessfully ran for a Mississippi state House seat against the son of one of the ricin targets.
McCoy said Dutschke recently had a falling out with Curtis after an argument over email. Dutschke and Curtis' brother are former business partners.
On Tuesday local police and federal agents searched Dutschke home and asked him to take a lie detector test. Dutschke has denied any involvement in the threats and has not been accused of wrongdoing by authorities.
McCoy told CNN this afternoon that federal agents have not recovered any physical evidence tying Curtis to the poisoned letters.
Which makes me wonder, why did the Federal Government make an arrest of this guy and press charges, if they didn't have airtight evidence proving he sent these letters?  Were they just acting fast and not carefully since the whole Boston terror attack had happened, and no suspect had been found yet?

I wonder if this guy Curtis is planning any legal action against the government over this. I wouldn't blame him.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Beck: Saudi National Who Was "Person Of Interest" In Boston Bombing Had Deportation File Altered

Glenn Beck had, over the weekend, promised he had some big information to be released today about a Saudi-national who was once seen as a "person of interest" in the Boston Marathon attack by jihadists one week ago today.

The Saudi was set to be deported tomorrow, but the deportation order was lifted and, according to Beck, the file was altered. (The Blaze)
Beck proceeded to highlight the background of the Saudi national first identified as a “person of interest” in the Boston bombings, Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, noting that the the NTC issued an event file calling for his deportation using section 212, 3B which is proven terrorist activity.
“We are not sure who actually tagged him as a ’212 3B,’ but we know it is very difficult to charge someone with this — it has to be almost certain,” Beck explained. “It is the equivalent in civil society of charging someone with premeditated murder and seeking the death penalty — it is not thrown around lightly.”
Beck continued, noting that after Secretary of State John Kerry met with Saudi Foreign Minister Saud on Tuesday, the FBI began backtracking on the Saudi national from suspect, to person of interest, to witness, to victim, to nobody.
Then, on Wednesday, President Obama had a “chance” encounter with Saudi Foreign Minister Saud and Saudi Ambassador Adel al-Jubeir.
“Wednesday at 5:35 p.m. the file is altered,” Beck said. “This is unheard of, this is impossible in the timeline due to the severity of the charge….You don’t one day put a 212 3B charge against somebody with deportation, and then the next day take it off. It would require too much to do it.”
“There are only two people that could revoke the deportation order — the director of the NTC could do it after speaking with each department, the FBI, the ATC, etc. — which is impossible to do in such a short period of time, — or, somebody at the very highest levels of the State Department could do it. We don’t have any evidence to tell you which one did it,” Beck said.
Congressman Duncan has detailed information about the Saudi national in his possession, and he and other members of the House Homeland Security Committee have sent a formal letter of request (which we have a copy of) to Napolitano for a classified briefing on the Saudi national and the deportation order.
Beck proceeded to highlight more key points: The Saudi national was allegedly once flagged on a terror watch list and granted a student visa without being properly vetted.
If, as an ICE official said last week, there is actually a ​second ​Saudi in custody, who is it? Beck asked. “Why were there were no names, no pictures presented? The fact is, an event was created for one Abdul Rahman Ali Al-Harbi indicating he was to be deported for terrorism activity related to the Boston bombing. If this file was created with another Abdul Rahman Ali Al-Harbi in mind, don’t you think we should know about it?”
Beck continued with more exclusive information:
The Saudi’s student visa specifically allows him to go to school in Findley, Ohio.  He has been in this country six months. He has an apartment in Boston, Massachusetts.
If this is a case of mistaken identity, then who is the person named in the file, with the same name, with the 3B charge?
And If DHS was working with the person as a source to out the bombers, then why was there a 3B Charge?
Exclusive: Why wasn’t the Congressional Committee on Homeland Security notified? Why are they being cut out of all information? This is protocol.
We are working on the family connections, and there is more to come.
I saw that some writer named Michael Ross at the Examiner is claiming all the information Beck is talking about is the wrong person.  His source for the information claiming Beck is wrong? Department of Homeland Security officials, who have been tight lipped about this to the Congressman mentioned above.

To be honest, Glenn Beck is good at what he does, really examining and probing. Maybe he hasn't always been my cup of tea as far as a radio host. But I think he's onto something here and asking some really important questions that no one is really trying to answer that need answers, and too much of the media is afraid to talk about.

This is what cinches it for me. We had a President and members of his Regime (Hillary Rotten Clinton, Susan Rice) who went out after four Americans were killed in Benghazi on 9/11/12 who went out, looked not only America but the families of these four Americans and lied about the cause of this attack, being a stupid, obscure YouTube video attacking the "prophet" Mohammed. 

Since coming into power in 2009, this whole Regime, aided by their cheerleading media lapdogs, has had the goal of not only downplaying Islamic Jihadi terrorism and surrendering wars being fought in the War on Terror, but also being unwilling to use the words Islam and terror in the same sentence. Ft. Hood is classified as "workplace violence," by this Regime, not an act of Jihad.  Obama has overseen the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Middle East.  Yet his DHS, under Janet Incompatano, sees Tea Party types and veterans as more of a terrorist threat, while the FBI, under Obama, has removed information about Islam deemed "offensive" from training manuals, and the US Army has listed evangelical Christians as the number one terror threat

This is a deadly delusion, and more people, in the media and government, need to be asking questions and holding people accountable.

Al-Queda Plot To Attack Passenger Train Thwarted In Canada

So much for these words by our failed President.

Al-Queda has not been decimated. They are alive and were behind a plot thwarted by Canadian officials to attack a train from Toronto to New York (Fox News).
Canadian authorities announced Monday they have broken up an Al Qaeda-linked terror plot to attack a passenger train as it crossed over a bridge in the Toronto area.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Monday that two suspects have been arrested on terrorism charges. Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser, who live in greater Montreal and Toronto -- were conspiring to carry out an Al Qaeda-supported attack against Via Rail, but posed no immediate threat to the public.

"It was definitely in the planning stage but not imminent," RCMP chief superintendent Jennifer Strachan told reporters at a news conference.

The six-month investigation, called “Project Smooth,” was coordinated with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI, CBC said. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement the operation was coordinated by a multi-agency team comprised of the national police, Canadian Security Intelligence Services, the Canada Border Service Agency and other law enforcement and national security partners in Montreal and Toronto, Canada's two largest cities.

The plot is unrelated to the Boston Marathon attack, U.S. Justice Department sources said.

Charges against the two men include conspiring to carry out an attack and murder people in association with a terrorist group. Police said the men are not Canadian citizens, but they would not comment on where they are originally from.
Gateway Pundit notes that the plot was linked to "al-Queda elements within Iran." Yet our nation under Obama's failed leadership has pussy-footed and dithered on the treat coming from Iran, including their desire to get nuclear weapons.

Lawsuit Filed By Airlines, Pilots Over FAA Furloughs Due To Sequester

Heard about this in a phone conversation with my dad, a former airline employee. Looks like some people are willing to hold this Regime's feet to the fire when it comes to their efforts to (as Valerie Jarrett said) inflict "payback time."  (Fox News).
Airline and pilot organizations have filed suit in a bid to stop the Federal Aviation Administration from going through with furloughs set to kick in this weekend, echoing the claims of congressional Republicans that the agency could have found the savings elsewhere.
The suit comes after FAA Administrator Michael Huerta testified Thursday that the public should expect flight delays as furloughs take effect Sunday for air traffic controllers. He said FAA officials could find no other way to cut $637 million from the agency's budget as required by the sequester.
But two airline trade associations and the Air Line Pilots Association said Friday they have filed a lawsuit asking a federal court in Washington to block the furloughs -- though the court is unlikely to schedule a hearing until next week, after the furloughs have begun.
"The impact of these cuts on our industry cannot be overstated," said Faye Black, vice president of the Regional Airline Association, which joined the suit.
The groups joined congressional Republicans in arguing that the FAA was acting inappropriately. While the FAA announced Thursday it was moving ahead with furloughs, the Transportation Security Administration announced that it had found ways to avoid them.
Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., said Thursday that the FAA "has made zero effort" to avoid the furloughs.
"The FAA's decision is a dangerous political stunt that could jeopardize the safety and security of air travelers," he said in a statement. 
The FAA has estimated there could be flight delays of about 90 minutes during peak periods.

Coburn claimed the FAA has failed to make "smart cuts" to avoid this outcome. He suggested the agency could reduce spending on "consultants, supplies and travel" by 15 percent, saving $105 million. He also claimed the agency could save much more than that by trimming a grant program for airport improvements.

Huerta said Thursday the furloughs were necessary.
Huerta is full of it, and we all know how much pain the Regime is trying to put on the American public for the sole purpose of getting more money out of our pockets, via tax increases.  We know this because the Regime has sent e-mails telling Federal agencies to make the cuts hurt.

Oh, and speaking of the 149 control towers that were closed because of the cuts, is there any surprise they were non-union operated towers?

Sunday, April 21, 2013

FLASHBACK: Boston Bomber's Mosque Visited By Local School In Sept. 2010, Had Students Pray To Allah

Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit has posted that one of the Tsnaraev brothers attended a Boston mosque and "cultural center" that has been linked to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev attended The Islamic Society of Boston which has links to the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Clarion Project reported, via Free Republic:
Dzhokar Tsarnaev, who has been arrested for the terrorist bombings in Boston, attended the Islamic Society of Boston.
Dzhokar Tsarnaev, who has been arrested for the terrorist bombings in Boston, attended the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) in Cambridge, a mosque with strong Muslim Brotherhood links. The ISB Cultural Center, which is at a separate location, is even run by a group that federal prosecutors said in 2008 “was founded as the overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in America.”
That sparked a memory from September 2010, in a story I linked from Americans for Peace and Tolerance:

The video was taken inside the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center – Boston’s controversial Saudi-funded mega-mosque – during a Wellesley Middle School social studies trip to the mosque, ostensibly taken to learn about the history of Islam first-hand. Yet the video reveals that the students are being blatantly mis-educated about Islam. A mosque spokesperson is seen teaching the children that in Mohammed’s 7th century Arabia women were allowed to vote, while in America women only gained that right a hundred years ago. This seems to be an increasingly recurring theme in American schools – the denigration of western civilization and the glorification of Islamic history and values. In fact, just recently, the American Textbook Council revealed that the New York State high school regents exam whitewashes the atrocities that occurred during the imperialistic Islamic conquest of Christian Byzantium, Persia, the African continent, and the Indian subcontinent, even as it demonizes European colonialism in South America.
The mosque spokesperson also taught the students that the only meaning of Jihad in Islam is a personal spiritual struggle, and that Jihad has historically had no relationship with holy war. As far as we know, the school has not corrected these false lessons.
For the past three years we’ve been sounding the alarm about the radical leadership and Saudi funding of the Boston mega-mosque and the organization that runs it, the Muslim American Society, which has been labeled by Federal prosecutors as “the overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in America.”
The school apologized when the video was made public.

But I guess were not supposed to jump to conclusions, as Dear Leader said the other night.  Except of course if the person is a Tea Party member.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Photo Of Bombing Suspect Being Apprehended

Via Twitter


UPDATE - 8:44 PM EDT  - Per Fox News, suspect in custody.

Breaking now. Via twitter, News reports and people on Twitter are reporting many gunshots.

Reports on Twitter and Fox News are second bombing suspect is down after hiding in a boat.

Overhead shot of scene:

20 to 30 shots were fired and bomb squad is being called in.

7:28 pm Suspect alive, surrounded and moving

8:44 PM - Just heard suspect number two is now in custody.

"The System Worked" FBI Interviewed & Cleared Dead Boston Marathon Bomber Two Years Ago

Earlier today, we'd found out that had been arrested for domestic violence. CBS also reports he was interviewed by the FBI for "extremist ties."

As first reported by CBS News correspondent Bob Orr, the FBI interviewed Tsarnaev, the elder brother of at-large bombing suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, at the request of a foreign government to see if he had any extremist ties, but failed to find any linkage.

Both Tsarnaev brothers were legal permanent residents of the U.S. There is no evidence so far that either brother received any tactical training.

CBS News correspondent John Miller reports it is likely Russia asked to have the elder Tsarnaev vetted because of suspected ties to Chechen extremists.

The FBI is likely to have run a background check, running his name through all the relevant databases, including those of other agencies, checking on his communications and all of his overseas travel. Miller reports that culminated in a sit-down interview where they probably asked him a lot of questions about his life, his contacts, his surroundings. All of this was then written in a report and sent it to the requesting government.

This is an issue they've had in the past. They interviewed Carlos Bledsoe in Little Rock, Ark., before he shot up an Army recruiting station in 2009. They were also looking into Major Hasan Nadal before the Fort Hood shootings.

However, the FBI has maintained in those incidents that they took all the steps they were asked to and were allowed to under the law.
Let me guess...the interview the FBI did probably went something like this:

Q. Mr. Tsarnaev, are you a practicing Christian?

A. No sir

Q. One more question, are you a Tea Party member, do you listen to talk radio shows...Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, those people.

A. No sir

Q. That's all. You're cleared. Have a nice day.
Meanwhile, you ignored all the YouTube videos the guy had, and him following a radical Islamist cleric?

Let's repeat after Janet Incompitano, "the system worked".