Immigration Reform: The New ObamaCAIR

We’re still waiting. And waiting. And waiting. On the day after the Boston Terror Bombing we wrote:

“Imagine for a moment, as the most fevered Obama dimwits – including according to David Axelrod what Barack Obama himself imagines – that a right wing tax protesting gun rights teabaggin’ party Sarah Palin lovin’ birther Mitt Romney voter exploded those bombs at the Boston Marathon yesterday. Imagine that and ask yourself what would have happened immediately after the culprit was exposed.

We have no doubt that immediately every Tea Party organization and activist along with every tax protestor, Sarah Palin herself and her active supporters, Second Amendment NRA type, along with all of the above would immediately issue a heartfelt, sincere, unvarnished, and absolute repudiation of the Boston Marathon bombing.”

We’re still waiting for that type of repudiation from Muslims, especially American Muslim individuals, organizations, and mosques. We’re waiting for mass demonstrations of American Muslims changing the old Kate Smith standard into “Allah Bless America”.

We’re not hearing “Allah Bless America” instead we are hearing about the new ObamaCAIR, immigration reform. Where are American Muslim denunciations of the Boston Terror Attack Bombing? “How should good Muslims fight the jihad? Congressman says we should ignore religious link to terror”

Muslim Congressman Ellison is not denouncing Muslim terrorism and jihad. As we wrote yesterday in our Update III: Qui tecat consentere – “silence gives consent”.

Nihad Awad, the Executive Director of the Council on American Islamic Relations or CAIR has his own nefarious aims. Sounding as if he’s condemning the Boston bombing Awad actually echoes Terrorist Bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev who lamented, we kid you not – this is according to the New York Times‘ latest sympathetic portrait of the killer – that Tamerlan the Islamic Terrorist killer, “… was angry that the world pictures Islam as a violent religion.” Ya think?

On his Tuesday program, “The O’Reilly Factor” host Bill O’Reilly took on Nihad Awad, the founder and executive director of the controversial pro-Muslim group the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

O’Reilly asked Awad to explain why it was incorrect to take aim at extremist elements in Islam in aftermath of last week’s Boston bombing, particularly since there are indications that Islam was the inspiration for the suspects’ actions. Awad denied that sentiment was representative of Muslims. [snip]

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 naïve 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.”

“Qui tecat consentere – “silence gives consent”.

The Muslim Boston Terror killers likely were not content with killing only in Boston. As expected: Tsarnaevs discussed bombing Times Square, sources say. The Boston Marathon first, New York’s [New York] Times Square next, and yet the poor put upon Muslim killers are “… angry that the world pictures Islam as a violent religion.” Are we supposed to blame Israel?

Of course with a shop lifting Muslim mom like the boys had, it’s a wonder they had enough sense to breathe. Here’s the lovely shoplifting Muslim mom – the one who came with her family to seek refuge in the United States but now somehow cannot remember why she came to this horrible place that gave her shelter and food and welfare and stores to steal from:



Does anyone really think that national security and our entire immigration policy should not be influenced by the Boston Muslim Terror Bombing? Does anyone doubt that immigration reform is dead once the full effect of the Boston Muslim Terror Bombing sinks into the public consciousness?

Let there be no doubt – immigration reform is the new, even more horrible ObamaCAIR.

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Deny It All You Want But Immigration Reform Is Dead

Update IV: Immigration reform is dead and Obama’s plans for executive orders to ram through immigration reform are dead. Federal judge: Obama/DHS can’t let DREAM-eligible illegals stay if the law says they should be deported:

“Remember O’s big election-year immigration pander, declaring that he was going to exercise his “discretion” as chief executive not to deport young illegals who would have qualified for amnesty under the DREAM Act that’s never passed Congress? That was his way of trying to consolidate the Latino vote before November. More importantly, it was a precedent for what he might do if the Gang of Eight bill collapses and immigration reform falls apart in the Senate this summer. If he could grant de facto unilateral amnesty to DREAMers by simply choosing not to deport them, couldn’t he do the same with broader classes of illegals? If he can, it’s major leverage over Republicans who oppose immigration reform but tremble at the thought of Obama trying to mobilize Latinos next year with some grand pander.

The court’s verdict: Nope, Obama and DHS can’t choose not to deport people if federal law says deportation is required.

We’ll say it again: Immigration reform is dead. Immigration reform is as dead as Tamerlan’s rotting corpse.

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Update III: The joke that started on Big Pink is no longer a joke. On the Monday of the Boston Bombing we highlighted a comment by Valleyboy: “Has this been blamed on the sequester yet? You know, the one Republicans are to blame for.” The early blame-the-sequester-for-the-attacks attack failed. But fear not comedians. Today the lawyers for the Boston killer say they cannot proceed with their defense because of – sequester cuts. No sequester cuts for ObamaCare though.

In other news from the ridiculous MSNBC is suggesting that rap music is to blame, not the previous excuse which was boxing. It certainly does not occur to MSNBC and the DailyKooks that perhaps the answer lies closer to home. It can’t possibly be a religion problem can it? Can it? Of course, as USAToday reports, the Mosque attended by Tsarnaevs has radical ties. Hey, we’re still waiting (as we wrote last Tuesday) for Muslims around the world and particularly American Muslim individuals and organizations along with mosques to denounce radical Islam and the Boston Terror Bombing killers. Waiting… waiting… waiting…. Qui tecat consentere. Well, at least Joe Biden said “Islamists” at the funeral of a murder victim of the Boston Terror Attack Bombing Brothers.

Speaking of radical ties, Bill Ayres admits that Obama’s career started in Ayres’ very own living room fundraiser. That’s a fact Obama and Robert Gibbs had denied. And lantern jawed Michelle Obama worked with terrorist Bernadine Dohrn, Ayres’ wife at the law firm. That’s the law firm where Michelle met Barack.

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Update II: Love the immigration bill or hate the immigration bill, it’s dead. At some point the opposition will begin the search and destroy mission. That point might have come today:

“They’re acting out of desperation, and what we’ve gotten from that is a disaster of a bill. Well it’s got to stop. Republicans need to snap out of it, wake up, and kill this bill. Circumstances have changed. Obama lost on the sequester and lost on gun control. The left is tearing itself apart on energy issues and making a fool of itself on terrorism. There’s no need for conservatives to go along with nonsense like this bill. It’s time to stop the surrender. This spirit of capitulation ends here, ends now.”

Rand Paul is beginning to run away; Paul Ryan, like a fresh faced French recruit racing to join Napoleon in Moscow as the retreat begins, joined in on Monday with his support; Marco Rubio is gallantly fighting on, for now at least:

Of the many immigration reform quotes of the day 1355 the most important is the Rubio statement that much of the problem is the lack of trust in Obama (at 3:49). Marco, haven’t you heard?:

“Obama simply cannot be trusted. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.”

Surprise! Peggy Noonan who loved to trash this website agrees with us on what’s going to happen to immigration reform:

As for immigration, it’s hard to believe that under the present circumstances there will be great public clamor to support the Gang of Eight bill to legalize and regularize. Something tells me it’s going to be back to the drawing board for immigration reform.

A major problem for those who want an immigration bill is lack of faith in government to do all the jobs it’s set itself well. People don’t trust it to be able to execute—to do, adequately, the thing it’s set itself to do in its big new laws. We always look at the motives and politics behind a big bill, and talk about that. But simple noncrisis execution—the ability to track and deal with a Tamerlan Tsarnaeu, or to patrol and control a huge border—is a big reason why which people lack faith. Because, you know, they read the papers.

Support it or not, the immigration reform bill is dying and will soon enough be dead.

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Update: The latest report: Tsarnaevs motivated by opposition to Iraq and Afghan wars, learned how to build bombs from Al Qaeda online magazine is most likely a “leak” from what the killer in the hospital is saying. So even the most innocuous version of the Boston Terror Bombing is that they learned from the Al Qaeda online university for terrorist wannabees. Obama protecting Big Media says this is all George W. Bush’s fault.

Barack Obama will get us all killed.

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Barack Obama 2012: “Bin Laden dead.” But if Bin Laden had two non-Arab children they sure would look like the Brothers Tsarnaev. According to two U.S. officials: preliminary evidence suggests bombers motivated by religion, acted alone. “Acted alone?” Tamerlan was red flagged by Russian officials years ago but we’re supposed to believe those red flags are irrelevant??? Our “officials” are either idiots or ass-covering because they don’t want the Boston Terror Bombing to be a terror bombing because then they and Barack Obama would be exposed either as incompetent boobs or terrorist enabling liars.

There is a reason why red flags from the former reds are being downplayed. Obama and his henchmen don’t want the rest of Obama’s agenda to go the way of gun control. The Boston Terror Bombers have already blown up the immigration reform efforts 2013. Immigration reformers: “Ignore that elephant sized bomb you see.”

Desperate Republicans over-eager to get the Latino vote are trying to convince themselves that it really is the Boston-immigration reform non-sequitur. Obama Dimocrats with equal fervor delude themselves that the Boston Bombings have nothing to do with immigration reform and their access to, as Jay Leno joked, “undocumented Democratic voters”. Both are wrong. Immigration reform is dead and the Boston Bombers killed it.

Our first update on the Monday of the Boston Terror Attack got it right:

“Immigration reform will also be impacted as questions of border jumping terrorists will now come to the fore no matter how much Big Media steers the conversation to sympathetic portraits of families divided by immigration laws and flaws.”

Opponents of the current immigration reform effort needed time, that most valued commodity, to defeat immigration reform. The Boston Terror Bombers gave it to them. And the fact that the Boston Terror Bombing Brothers are Caucasian is an added bonus because the race-baiting of Obama Dimocrats can be countered with a simple “but they’re white”.

Immigration reform opponents will add the national security angle to their opposition arsenal. Any bill that emerges will be so tough that Barack Obama won’t sign it.

While there are some very good things in the current immigration reform bill, it is too big to pass. We still don’t know what is in all the nooks and crannies of the immigration reform bill.

As we learned during the ObamaCare fear and smear campaign something so big cannot be examined too much or it will fail – unless it is rammed through. Immigration reform was on the fast track to being rammed through. But the Boston Terror Bombing Brothers blew the fast track up.

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Need proof of the above? Put your Coats on:

Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) on called for delaying efforts at immigration reform in the wake of last week’s deadly Boston marathon terror attack.

Obama shill and Journolister in chief Ezra Klein knows “time is the enemy on immigration reform”:

One unsavory reason he gave for slowing down the bill: “While we don’t yet know the immigration status of people who have terrorized the communities in Massachusetts, when we find out, it will help shed light on the weaknesses of our system.” [snip]

The other advantage of slowing the bill down is that it creates an opening to oppose the law — or at least its progress — without opposing the law itself. It could even allow some senators to have it both ways. [snip]

Even if the law passes the Senate, it will be mired in the House. “The bill will be immediately sent to the committees, and then either sent back to the Senate with changes, or rewritten in a bicameral conference committee,” reports Robert Costa. “That tweaking process could take months, which is just fine with many Republicans, who’d like the public to have as much time as possible to chew over the controversial elements of Obama’s prized bills. The caucus consensus is: The more time Congress takes to consider a bill, the more time the public has to sour on its components.”

Politico’s article yesterday Immigration reform could be bonanza for Democrats sufficiently explains to Republicans the political aims of the current immigration reform bill. This could prompt reform of immigration reform sufficient to kill reform of the reform and the original reform itself.

Rand Paul has been on the immigration reform train but he is moving along the path that a lot of other immigration reform supporters will soon get on and jump off the train:

I believe that any real comprehensive immigration reform must implement strong national security protections. The facts emerging in the Boston Marathon bombing have exposed a weakness in our current system. If we don’t use this debate as an opportunity to fix flaws in our current system, flaws made even more evident last week, then we will not be doing our jobs.

We should not proceed until we understand the specific failures of our immigration system. Why did the current system allow two individuals to immigrate to the United States from the Chechen Republic in Russia, an area known as a hotbed of Islamic extremism, who then committed acts of terrorism? Were there any safeguards? Could this have been prevented? Does the immigration reform before us address this?

There should be hearings in the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee that study the national security aspects of this situation, making sure that our current immigration system gives individuals from high-risk areas of the world heightened scrutiny. [snip]

Media reports indicate that both the bombing suspects were legal permanent residents and one is reported to be a naturalized citizen. We need to make sure that we have safeguards against this type of situation happening again.

In 2002, Congress set up the National Security Registration System (NSEERS), yet it was suspended in 2011 by Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. That system had problems, yet was still based on the practical idea that extra screening is necessary from nations that have a higher population of extremists. Congress might need a similar system updated for current circumstances to be rolled into comprehensive immigration reform. [snip]

Our refugee programs have proven to be a problem. On, January 29, 2013, two Iraqi citizens living in Bowling Green, in my home state of Kentucky, were sentenced to long prison terms for participating in terrorism and providing material support to terrorists while living in the United States. How did this happen? Does the current immigration reform address how this might have happened? We may need more scrutiny when accepting refugees from high-risk nations.

I want to make sure that any new bill addresses the visa entry and exit programs, in addition to refugee programs that have proven problematic in Bowling Green and possibly, if media reports are correct, in Boston.

Finally, do we need to take a hard look at student visas? Should we suspend student visas, or at least those from high-risk areas, pending an investigation into the national security implications of this program?

Hey, has anybody mentioned Boston dwellers and illegal immigrants Uncle Obama and Aunt Obama? They should be called to testify on how they have managed to flout immigration laws for decades.

Gun control once was a sure win for Barack Obama. Immigration reform is the next sure win – NOT.

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Two Terrorists, Two Cars, In This The Golden Age Of Hope And Change

Update: The American government was given a heads up by the Russians in 2011 on Tamerlan. Yet the brother got American citizenship on September 11, 2012. No, um, background checks? Anyone gets citizenship? Obama sycophants only give excuses. Obama has more questions to answer on his policy and actions of his government:

The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said Sunday that the dead suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was “very probably” trained by Islamists on a 2012 trip to Russia.

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) is asking why the FBI did not scrutinize Tamerlan Tsarnaev more closely when he returned from that six-month journey, which reportedly included a leg in Chechnya.

We’ll ask again: Why did the younger brother get citizenship on September 11, 2012 (yup the day American territory was attacked in Benghazi) even though his brother was red flagged by the Russians as a potential terrorist?

As we have been tracking in the comments, there are now more arrests in Boston bombing case. These arrests might confirm the reports from the Daily Mirror:

“Boston bombers: FBI hunting 12-strong terrorist “sleeper cell” linked to brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Police believe the pair were specially trained to carry out the devastating attack

[snip]

A source close to the investigation said: “We have no doubt the brothers were not acting alone. The devices used to detonate the two bombs were highly sophisticated and not the kind of thing people learn from Google.

“They were too advanced. Someone gave the brothers the skills and it is now our job to find out just who they were. Agents think the sleeper cell has up to a dozen members and has been waiting several years for their day to come.”

There’s plenty of time for golfing, but not for investigations and making sure investigations are required and carried out. As we have written so many times since 2007, Obama will get us all killed.

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When Barack Obama’s too clever campaign raised the flag of HOPE and CHANGE in 2008 we retorted that hope was not a strategy. We warned that the poisonous drug of false hope was dangerous. We understood “hope” was a powerful drug and that is why “Flim flam artists target the young with excitement and hoopla, and hope.” Change??? We repeatedly asked “change to what”? “What Kind of Change?” and “Who Can Best Bring About That Change?”

Hope is not a strategy. All the good will in the world will not stop a bomb from blowing up under your feet. All your peaceful, loving intentions don’t mean a damn when evil grins at you. Bumper stickers of hope on a car fender are not a magical talisman to ward off hate:

“They were alumni of Cambridge Rindge and Latin, one of the oldest public schools in America and latterly one of the most “diverse,” boasting (being the operative word) students from over 80 countries. The Tsarnaev brothers had spent most of their lives in the United States, and lived the diversity dream. They seem to have had a droll wit when it comes to symbolism: Last year, the younger brother took his oath of citizenship and became an American on September 11. And, in their final hours of freedom, they added a cruel bit of mockery to their crimes by carjacking a getaway vehicle with a “Co-exist” bumper sticker. Oh, you must have seen them: I bet David Sirota has one. The “C” is the Islamic crescent, the “O” is the hippy peace sign; the “X” is the Star of David, the “T” is the Christian cross; I think there’s some LGBT, Taoist, and Wiccan stuff in there, too. They’re not mandatory on vehicles in Massachusetts; it just seems that way.

I wonder, when the “Co-exist” car is returned to its owner, whether he or she will keep the bumper sticker in place. One would not expect him to conclude, as the gays of Amsterdam and the Jews of Toulouse and the Christians of Egypt have bleakly done, that if it weren’t for that Islamic crescent you wouldn’t need a bumper sticker at all. But he may perhaps have learned that life is all a bit more complicated than the smiley-face banalities of the multicultists.”

The “Coexist” bumper sticker did not stop the murderous Muslim terrorists. That’s reality, not false hope. This past week while pro-Obama creeps like David Sirota and Matthews O’Tingles hoped the bombers would be proven to be white male right wingers we wrote that if the terrorist bombers of Boston were discovered to be Tea Party members or from the “right wing” we were sure that a Tsunami of condemnations would flow from Republican/conservative/right wing figures and organizations.

Now that the terrorists are proved to once again be Muslims where are the overwhelming condemnations and demonstrations of revulsion from Muslim organizations, countries and individuals? Where? The L.A. Times this past week, on the day after our article was published, published a mopey article about Muslims worried and hoping that the Boston Terrorist Bombers would not be Muslim. Why worry? After September 11, 2001 President George W. Bush mewled about “tolerance” and all sorts of coexisty sweet talk.

Instead of worry Muslims should have prepared for and they should now raise their voices individually, collectively, and organizationally in condemnation of these murderous creeps that were asylumed by America, protected by America, given food by America, given shelter by America, given fine expensive educations and scholarships by America, given freedom by America. The mother of the terrorist Muslim killers repaid America by shoplifting and refusing to believe it is her sons that expressed their gratitude to America by murdering innocents with cookware turned weaponry.

It was gratifying to hear the uncle of the Muslim terrorist killers condemn them as “losers”. The uncle was forceful in his condemnations. The uncle accepted that some people, many people, might hate him because as he said the same family blood flows through his veins. The uncle said they shamed Chechnya. The uncle did not whine about that. The uncle understood and accepted that from vile deeds grow vile consequences even for innocents. The uncle did not blame America. The uncle blamed the two terrorist Muslim creeps.



During our marathon TV watching this past week, we saw an interview with the Muslim terrorist Boston Bombers’ sister and husband conducted with reporters in the hallway outside their apartment. The sister and her husband did not want to be interviewed and stayed behind closed doors. The persistent reporters used their wiles to get answers. The sister was bewildered. The husband answered he never met the terrorist Muslim brothers. The husband said he was not a Muslim and therefore he was rejected, the sister ostracized, and that’s why he never met the brothers or the family. So much for coexistence.

Jihad Will Not Be Wished Away” nor broken by “coexist” bumper stickers. “Hope” in the face of evil is not a strategy. That’s the wrong road. It’s more than time to call out Barack Obama on his hopey baloney and demand a return to reality not flowery words which are a detour from the real world, possibly politically incorrect, change that is needed.

The car with the “coexist” bumper sticker is not the only car of note this week. Another car in the murderous tale of the terrorist Muslim Boston Bombing brothers has to be discussed, not for it’s bumper sticker but for its license plate:

“The two men arrested last night in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings drive a car with the licence plate that reads: ‘Terrorista #1’

The students, named be neighbours by their first names Azmat and Diaz, drive a black BMW 330XI with the personalised plate and a sticker on the back which reads: ‘F*** you, you f****** f****’.

They are thought to be from Kazakhstan and had not been seen since the bombings until last night when their ground floor apartment in New Bedford, MA, was raided by a dozen FBI agents at gunpoint.

One of their girlfriends was also arrested. All three are in their late teens or early 20s.

Their apartment was raised because police say the younger Boston Marathon bombing suspect, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, may have lived at their address.

MailOnline has discovered another link – Dzhokhar Tweeted pictures of the car on his Twitter account J_tsar.”

A BMW? Maybe it belongs to Robert Redford who last week released his latest film effort – a star filled tribute in praise of American killers and terrorists so beloved in Hollywood and Obama’s Hyde Park Chicago neighborhood.

Inside the BMW were receipts from a Ralph Lauren store and several parking tickets. These University of Massachusetts students from Kazakhstan lead privileged lives and no doubt will denounce America at the next Occupied Wall Street benefit dinner honoring David Sirota.

With the killing and arrest of the two Muslim terrorist killers we are closing a chapter. But only one chapter. The least interesting of the next pages to be written will be about the personal fate of one loser terrorist. The more important drama of what comes next is in the policy arena. We’ll write about that next.

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#BostonBombing #Watertown Dragnet Update: One Dead Killer, One Killer At Large

Well, to hell with our planned birthday party to commemorate our first post on April 19, 2007. —

Update VIII: Shots fired. “Suspect is down, suspect is down.” Blood on a boat.

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Update VII: The many twists and turns have turned into many more twists and turns. But soon this particular chase will be over. Evening thread: Cops continue to hunt Tsarnaev. Unless he’s bled in some hovel the terrorist killer will soon be caught or killed. Boston is running transit again and lifted the curfew.

Once this particular drama is over the real explosions will begin. David Sirota and Chris Matthews who so wanted a “white American” male to be the killer will have to be held to account. The attempts to blame “white supremacists” or Nazis or the Tea Party or something has failed:

“Several posts on what is believed to be the Twitter profile of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev indicate that that the 19-year-old Chechnyan immigrant was a supporter of Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election. [snip]

Besides making an apparent joke at the expense of the victims who were killed in the blast (“Lol those people are cooked”), blogger Bob Owens discovered that the owner of the account made clear his political preferences as he celebrated the reelection of President Obama on November 6th.

This week has been bad – the worst is yet to come.

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Update VI: One Boston Marathon suspect dead, Boston on lockdown, and suspects identified are not the names discussed all throughout the night.

AP and Pete Williams say the killers are brothers from Chechnya. The one at large is called Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19 years old. They are/were permanent legal residents living in the U.S. for a year. This more than likely kills immigration “reform” because their will now be so many questions to prevent this from happening again the Gang of Eight will never be able to answer them.

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Update V: It might be worse for white rabbit David Sirota and Chris Matthews if this NBC report is correct that killer #2 is not Sunil Tripathi but rather people “from overseas” with military training:

NBC News reported Friday morning that a missing Brown University student — the subject of intense speculation on social media — is not in fact a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.

“Authorities say these people came from overseas… had overseas military training [and have] been here about a year,” NBC’s Pete Williams — the most reliable source through a chaotic week in Boston — reported Friday, citing multiple sources.

“There’s been a lot of speculation that one of these suspects is a student that went missing from Brown,” Williams said, dismissing the speculation.

That speculation reached a fever pitch when police officers mentioned 22-year-old Sunil Tripathi and another man on the police scanner in the early hours of Friday morning. His name had surfaced on Reddit Thursday night.

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Update IV: We changed our headline. One killer was caught but now he is dead so the new headline reflects that. And the other killer is at large. Shootout witness video:



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Update III: The world is waking up to more horror in Massachusetts. We’ve been on the job as you can see from below. There’s also plenty of information and videos in the comments. Dead is suspect #1 who is called Mike Mulugeta – after a shootout and bombs thrown at police. The second suspect who likes racist Che Guevera t-shirts is called Sunil Tripathi
is still at large and dangerous
. One cop has been killed and another severely injured.

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Update II: Watertown Police in a press conference confirm Boston Killer Suspect #1 in custody – KILLED after a firefight and thrown explosives. Suspect #2 at large and dangerous.

Will Barack Obama call Watertown Police stupid like he did to the Cambridge Police?

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Update I: Ace of Spades has lots more. Go there for the full bounty of their work:

“I’m hearing that the Scanner has confirmed that White Hat was indeed Sumil Tripathi, a Brown student who walked away from his life last month and disappeared.”

Some background on Sumil Tripathi who is pictured Ace wearing a Che T-shirt:

“The FBI has joined a search for 22-year-old Indian-American Sunil Tripathi , an undergraduate Brown University student who went missing on March 16. [snip]

According to the Facebook Page set up by family, Tripathi who went missing from his Angell Street residence since Saturday morning is 6’0, 130 pounds, with brown eyes and short brown hair. “Sunil has been struggling with depression since he took a leave of absence from Brown last year. A note suggestive of suicidal intent left behind has his family extremely worried ,” the family said.”

Now (3:45 a.m. EDT) police are warning Watertown residents not to answer their doors and keep away from windows.

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Boston Globe reports at about 2:30 in the morning that one suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing has been caught:

One Marathon bombing suspect has been caught, and another is on the loose in Watertown after a firefight with police, officials said.

Now, at 3:00 a.m. EDT a second suspect is under arrest and in the custody of the FBI. [Note, new reports state that suspect #2 is not under arrest.] As we listened to CNN’s eyewitness report by cameraman Gabe Ramirez (which has not been repeated since) the naked suspect has been described as “middle eastern”. Having seen the video of the naked man’s arrest that does seem to be a fair assessment.

Earlier the FBI released two new face front photos of the suspects which can be viewed HERE.

It’s going to be an update kind of day. Here are the updates from our previous article to help you catch up on this morning’s wildness:

Update IV: Explosions, gunfire, continue in Watertown. One suspect arrested. Police told him to take off ALL his clothes before coming near them. We’ll post a link to the brand new FBI pictures we discussed in earlier update ASAP.



Watertown:

“Authorities say a campus police officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has died from injuries in a shooting on the campus outside Boston. [snip]

CBS Boston station WBZ reports a pursuit and shootout in nearby Watertown early Friday morning. [snip]

WBZ says the officer was found with multiple gunshot wounds. [snip]

According to WBZ, at about 1 a.m. Friday, officers from several agencies were involved in a pursuit into Watertown. It is unknown if it was connected to the shooting at MIT. A WBZ employee on the scene says one person has been taken into custody in Watertown, apparently in connection with the activity there.

A witness says he heard explosions and gunshots before the suspect was apprehended. WBZ-TV’s Lauren Leamanczyk reports that the National Guard is at the scene in Watertown.

Another suspect is reported to be at large.”

The suspect is still naked and under FBI interrogation. Pictures of him have been taken by FBI.

BREAKING: Now another suspect is under arrest. More soon.

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Update III: It’s 2:30 a.m. in the morning. New Photos of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing have been released by the FBI.

PLUS: A cop shot at MIT. A person has been arrested in Watertown in connection with the dead police officer. The FBI is involved. FBI rarely if ever gets involved in local crime. One person is in custody. Another person is being hunted down.

No one knows if this is the Boston Marathon Bombers but it just might be. Something very big, huge, is happening and this could be it:

“WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — Police have converged on a neighborhood outside Boston where there were reports of explosives being detonated and police are telling reporters to turn off their cell phones.

Dozens of officers and National Guard members are in Watertown, where television outlets report that gunfire and explosions have been heard. A helicopter is circling overhead.

Authorities early Friday were calling for somebody to get on the ground and put their hands up and a loud thud was heard after someone shouted “fire in the hole.”

Reporters are being told to move away from the scene. A police officer told a reporter: “If you want to live, turn off your cell phone.”

Earlier Thursday night a campus police officer was shot and killed at MIT and authorities were searching for the person responsible.”

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Death, Doom, Destruction In This The Golden Age Of Hope

Update IV: Explosions, gunfire, continue in Watertown. One suspect arrested. Police told him to take off ALL his clothes before coming near them. We’ll post a link to the brand new FBI pictures we discussed in earlier update ASAP.



Watertown:

“Authorities say a campus police officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has died from injuries in a shooting on the campus outside Boston. [snip]

CBS Boston station WBZ reports a pursuit and shootout in nearby Watertown early Friday morning. [snip]

WBZ says the officer was found with multiple gunshot wounds. [snip]

According to WBZ, at about 1 a.m. Friday, officers from several agencies were involved in a pursuit into Watertown. It is unknown if it was connected to the shooting at MIT. A WBZ employee on the scene says one person has been taken into custody in Watertown, apparently in connection with the activity there.

A witness says he heard explosions and gunshots before the suspect was apprehended. WBZ-TV’s Lauren Leamanczyk reports that the National Guard is at the scene in Watertown.

Another suspect is reported to be at large.”

The suspect is still naked and under FBI interrogation. Pictures of him have been taken by FBI.

BREAKING: Now another suspect is under arrest. More soon.

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Update III: It’s 2:30 a.m. in the morning. New Photos of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing have been released by the FBI.

PLUS: A cop shot at MIT. A person has been arrested in Watertown in connection with the dead police officer. The FBI is involved. FBI rarely if ever gets involved in local crime. One person is in custody. Another person is being hunted down.

No one knows if this is the Boston Marathon Bombers but it just might be. Something very big, huge, is happening and this could be it:

“WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — Police have converged on a neighborhood outside Boston where there were reports of explosives being detonated and police are telling reporters to turn off their cell phones.

Dozens of officers and National Guard members are in Watertown, where television outlets report that gunfire and explosions have been heard. A helicopter is circling overhead.

Authorities early Friday were calling for somebody to get on the ground and put their hands up and a loud thud was heard after someone shouted “fire in the hole.”

Reporters are being told to move away from the scene. A police officer told a reporter: “If you want to live, turn off your cell phone.”

Earlier Thursday night a campus police officer was shot and killed at MIT and authorities were searching for the person responsible.”

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Update II: Via Reddit “investigators” online the picture of the “Bridgestone” golf hat suspect #1 wears should help a little with identification especially for those who were at the marathon. Suspect #2’s hat has also possibly been identified.

The FBI might have the names of the suspects but if so why not release them? For that matter we wonder why the pictures of the suspects were not released yesterday or even earlier? Reasons? Anyone? Meanwhile John Miller explains why they are suspects:

“They have other video, including the one Orr referenced, where they believe they actually have on tape one of the suspects in the white baseball cap putting the bomb down in front of the Starbucks at the second location. But reason they selected the pictures we’re seeing here is they wanted to find the pictures that didn’t have the most sinister activity but the pictures that gave people the best chance of recognizing them.”

As the bombs were planted the Boston Bomber(s) saw the people they were about to kill or maim. That includes the dead 8 year old Martin Richard and his younger sister who is now in the hospital with a missing leg and a brain injured mother.

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Update: It will soon appear that the whole world is an open thread: FBI press conference on Boston bombings.

The FBI says they are hunting 2 men. Here is one of the hunted, suspect #2:



The FBI video:



Our video:



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Yesterday did not end with a whimper. After a dramatic day which saw Barack Obama quacking across the landscape like a lame duck singed with defeat instead of hailed with what was supposed to be the first of many more victories this year – leading to greater more glorious victories next year as the House would join the Senate under imperial control – then greater and more magnificent laurels and victories and the building of legacy monuments to the great leader of the millennials and the millennium… but instead it was failure piled on failure.

As citizens took to their beds and draped themselves with blankets to forget the horrors of the week, if not the past four plus years, bolts from the heavens struck Oklahoma and subsequent flames threatened a nearby propane tank.



Shortly thereafter came a new dire report: 60-70 dead in Texas fertilizer plant explosion. Hundreds are injured and the hospitals, unlike in Boston, are not nearby. It was as if David Koresh and the Branch Davidians came near the ghoulish April 19 anniversary to visit their old haunts at Waco. Or perhaps it was executed mass killer Tim McVeigh lured by the scent of fertilizer and death back to the land of the quick.


The entire day was a horror and it did not end with unicorns and rainbows. Still at large at the end of the day, or perhaps waiting for an Obama publicity stunt to announce their capture or progress in the investigation, were the Boston Bomb killers.



That’s the kind of day it was. As we wrote on twitter:

#Waco, #NRA, #BostonMarathon #ObamaCare Lame Duck Obama poll numbers and right track wrong track numbers headed south after a week like this

And we are imprisoned but three months into the long Obama second term. Like yesterday, today looks like it is going to be an update kind of day.

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Why Obama Didn’t Say ‘Terror’ And Why It Matters

Update VII: We wonder if the cancelled FBI press conferences are because Barack Obama wants to break the news of progress in the investigation when he torments Boston with a visit tomorrow. Just wonderin’ and a thinkin’.

This wacko day ends perfectly with a massive explosion at a fertilizer plant in of all places Waco, Texas. David Koresh, Branch Davidians, April 19, yikes! We believe it is all totally unrelated but still… won’t be able to say suspicious minds are all wrong because… well, who could think such a coincidence could happen.

White Rabbit David Sirota and Matthews O’Tingles must certainly be happy that the Ricin letter guy is a white American but unfortunately for them Ricin guy is also a Dimocrat that comments on Huff n’ Puff.

Barky’s having a bad day and getting worse. What else could go wrong for the lame duck? Really. What else could go wrong?

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Update VI: A quick note on other exploding bombs – political bombs for the lame duck. ObamaCare is still a slow motion video bomb exploding. And that’s from someone who helped Obama pass that scam.

The other political bomb exploding in Obama’s face is Toomey/Manchin (vote taking place right now at 4:15 pm). Toomey/Manchin is going down and Reid will likely announce he will pull the entire bill at a 5:00 press conference (after all the amendment votes) – just as the Boston Bomber press conference takes place.

It can get worse for Obomba. If the Coryn or Grassley amendments pass, Obama might have to veto gun legislation and take the blame for the impasse after he forced these tough votes on red state candidates from his own party.

C-Span 2 has the gruesome votes. At 5:00 it will be dueling pressers with Boston beating Reid.

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Update V: Caught? The public, via the internet, might be the ones who catch this public enemy – the Boston Bomber. Um, yup, Breaking: CNN says feds believe they’ve identified a suspect in the Boston bombing.

We strongly suggest you check out the 4Chan people and the interesting photos on their website HERE. Scroll down there are some intriguing photos in which you see the bulge of what could very well be a pressure cooker in a backpack. Great work ladies and gentlemen.

Boston Globe reports that an arrest is thisclose. Correction, evencloserthanthat. SoCloseTheArrestOfBostonBomberSuspect – CAUGHT.

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Update IV: Is Michelle a suspect? After all there is only so much she can take being married to a lunkhead. Seriously though, Obama must be furious that he is an afterthought and not the main attraction on this news that is breaking: Second ricin letter addressed to White House, suspicious package alert in Senate office. Obama always wants to be the bride at the wedding and the corpse at the funeral so he can’t be happy that Representative Wicker got a Ricen letter first. Be careful Barack. It’s not blow. Don’t snort it.

Don’t you feel extra secure these days with Barack Obama in charge?

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Update III: That white rabbit David Sirota has lost all logic and proportion. Almost as if responding to many of the arguments we made in our last two articles, Sirota declares we should all want the Boston Bomber to be white and American. Sirota is race-baiting again as he did during the Newtown killings.

Sirota’s argument (borrowed from equally white rabbit Tim Wise) is that if white Catholics kill we don’t bomb the Vatican and if white Irish people kill we don’t bomb Dublin. It escapes this white rabbit that neither the Vatican nor the government of Dublin condone terrorist attacks in America like, let’s say, Afghanistan’s government did during 9/11.

White rabbit David Sirota is using his white privilege to say stupid things and pretend he is a homey bro but he is just a race-baiting culture vulture. The mockery on twitter has already begun against the white rabbit.

What do left wing DailyKooks like Sirota and right wing Kooks have in common? They’re kooks.

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Update II: DailyKooks and Matthews O’Tingles take note. What we wrote yesterday in an update and follow up in today’s article is holding up. We wrote yesterday and write today that the Boston Marathon terror attack does not make sense as a right wing anti tax explosion. The Southern Poverty Law Center can usually be relied on to blame the blameless but even they don’t think it is the work of a domestic issue terrorist:

“When you think about it, the target is not clear,” said Mark Potok, a senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center. “What the target was not was the government, or the IRS, or a minority group—black people, gay people, Muslims, immigrants, Latinos, and so on. It wasn’t targeted at any sort of specific subgroup.”

Mark Pitcavage, the director of investigative research for the Anti-Defamation League, agreed, saying this target didn’t feel like the work of extreme right-wing terrorists since it had no clear connection to the government.

“The bottom line is that no domestic extremist movement just based on their ideology alone would have a huge reason to attack the Boston Marathon,” Pitcavage said.

Today the experts skeptical that Boston bomber comes from a domestic terrorist group opinion we expressed yesterday is gaining adherents:

Didn’t Eric Rudolph bomb random civilians at a concert during the Olympics, an event kinda sorta like the Boston Marathon? Sure, says National Journal — but he wasn’t part of a group. Their real argument here, in other words, isn’t that a domestic terrorist didn’t do it, it’s that if one did, he probably wasn’t being sponsored or supported somehow by an organization. (BuzzFeed actually dialed up a few militias this morning and got denunciations of the Boston attack across the board.) Note that well, because if the bomber turns out to be domestic, the idea that he doesn’t represent any larger movement will instantly go straight into the toilet.

The Muslim Brotherhood is, of course, blaming the Joos.

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Update: This certainly fits in with today’s article. Breaking: Letter sent to GOP Sen. Roger Wicker tests positive for Ricin. It will be painful to hear what Matthews O’Tingles and the DailyKooks will come up with to explain this potential, or not, follow-up attack but this time on a Republican conservative. Still blaming the Tea Party you DailyKooks?

BTW, this does not appear to be a Boston Marathon related event but again, who knows? This looks more like an unrelated event. Still, even if this is not coordinated with the Boston terror attack this does increase anxiety levels. Best way to fight terror attacks is don’t be terrorized, don’t be frightened away – especially from your rights as an American citizen.

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Imagine for a moment, as the most fevered Obama dimwits – including according to David Axelrod what Barack Obama himself imagines – that a right wing tax protesting gun rights teabaggin’ party Sarah Palin lovin’ birther Mitt Romney voter exploded those bombs at the Boston Marathon yesterday. Imagine that and ask yourself what would have happened immediately after the culprit was exposed.

We have no doubt that immediately every Tea Party organization and activist along with every tax protestor, Sarah Palin herself and her active supporters, Second Amendment NRA type, along with all of the above would immediately issue a heartfelt, sincere, unvarnished, and absolute repudiation of the Boston Marathon bombing. We don’t doubt that. Not only would those organizations and individuals truly believe the bombing was heinous but they would also recognize that such a repulsive ugly act would be counterproductive to whatever political aims were meant to be espoused.

Yesterday however, Barack Obama Hopium Guzzlers like Matthews O’Tingles not only stated that it was this sort of “home-grown” killer but indeed the O’Tingles Obama Hopium Choomers craved that the bombing killer be from the American right wing. It would be the icing on the cake to marginalize Americans who disagree with Barack Obama. It would serve Obama political interests. It would divide Americans instead of unite America.

If the culprit however, was a “Saudi” or a Middle Eastern type, or an Islamist terrorist, the Obama O’Tingles mob would be unhappy. This would once again expose their naivete and Obama’s policies as stupid. The grandma and little children gropers at the TSA would be under pressure once again to target their investigations toward more likely suspects. The Global War On Terror would be back on.

Worst yet for the Obama O’Tingles Big Media Hopium Guzzlers there would not be universal condemnation of the bombing from Muslims. Some small groups and honorable individual Muslims would condemn the bombing. Many American Muslims would be disgusted and know these bombings do not help Muslims or Islam. But larger groups and even entire countries in the Middle East would rejoice and instead of repudiations there would be celebrations at the Great Satan being attacked yet again.

The reason a Timothy McVeigh terror attack is not as significant as a terror attack from a Muslim terrorist is that there are extremely wealthy organizations and individuals, entire countries, world wide networks of terrorists that devote themselves to destruction of the United States and removal of the United States as a world power.

A lone bomber like Tim McVeigh is capable of horrid acts that kill many, but the networks and capabilities for many follow-up terror attacks are very limited and not likely to go much farther because the home grown terror network did not exist and the few that sympathized with McVeigh were not willing to follow in McVeigh’s death-dealing footsteps.

Tim McVeigh did commit a political terror attack which killed many. McVeigh was not a kook however in the sense that he did have political motivations and he did target a federal building which does make sense if you are anti-government. But why would an anti government person target runners in a race? Have we run out of federal buildings or post offices filled with people on tax day?

Compare McVeigh to the Kook Jared Loughner. For political purposes the DailyKooks Obama left wanted to turn Loughner into a political terrorist. We called him “Loner”, and derided the politically motivated DailyKooks attempt to make him a politically motivated killer and we were right. The Obama DailyKooks left wanted to turn him into a gun control festival. But one look at that nut and Americans knew he was not anything but a nut.

A nut or a purposeful terrorist of whatever variety it is still very disturbing that bombs exploded in a place with much police activity. However this happened, Barack Obama, the city officials of Boston, and the leadership of Massachusetts still has a lot to answer for. Why with all the security was this allowed to happen? Bromides such as “we have to be correct 100% of the time they only have to be right once” are not going to cut it. Enough money has been spent and contrary to the latest political excuse makers (which we mocked yesterday) the sequester is not to blame.

So what happened? Why did it happen? Who is to blame?

It is a truism that many initial reports in events such as yesterday’s or in the “fog of war” are incorrect. But that does not mean some basic facts should be denied. Yesterday Barack Obama did not call it “terror”. Barack Obama has not wanted to use the word terror and specifically issued orders to stop government officials from referring to the Global War on Terror. “Terror” as a diagnosis has been removed.

But as any doctor or any patient can attest, the correct diagnosis leads to the correct treatment. An incorrect diagnosis can get you killed.

Imagine if you go to a hospital with your legs blown off after a bomb explodes and the doctor’s diagnosis is “high blood pressure”. You’d get rid of that doctor immediately.

If a home inspector says your house is under a sinkhole but the real problem is termites you’d get rid of that idiot too. You have to identify the problem before you can fix it.

If there is a terror attack you should call it a terror attack and proceed accordingly. But as in Fort Hood Barack Obama runs away from the word “terror” especially when the attack is successful. The hated George W. Bush did not have a terror attack on American soil after 9/11 so how can the golden calf Obama ever possibly do anything worse than George W. Bush?

Yesterday there were reports of pipe bombs and unexploded other bombs. Those reports were not accurate. Today we have a new report: Boston bomber used at least one pressure-cooker IED. These cookware bombs have terror pedigrees in “Nepal, Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan. They were used in the 2006 Mumbai attack, and a very crude version was part of the car-bomb attempt in Times Square in 2010.” Who knew pressure cookers are so popular with terrorists?

Of course with the internet terrorists cookbooks can be read by anyone so we should not rule out anybody. Still, it is terror. But yesterday other than here, “terror” was verboten, the word not to be spoken. Obama apologists Sam Stein, Tommy Vietor, David Corn, Nate Silver, and Chuckie Todd, took to twittering tweets to defend Obama’s allergy to “terror”:

The race to call this a terrorist act confounds me. What is the downside of waiting for more information first?— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) April 15, 2013

There isn’t one MT @samsteinhp: race to call this a terrorist act confounds me. What is the downside of waiting for more information first?— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) April 15, 2013

What matters: 1) who did it; 2) how they did it; 3) why they did it. What doesn’t matter: what we call it.— Nate Silver (@fivethirtyeight) April 15, 2013

Here’s a question: is an act of terror necessarily. terrorism?— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) April 15, 2013

Most important thing POTUS did not say: he did not use the word “terrorism.” Admin being very careful— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) April 15, 2013

Why call “terror” terror as soon as you see it? Because the diagnosis matters. The correct diagnosis is the first step to the cure. And that’s the problem that leads these Obama apologists to be so confounded and bewildered. They don’t want the cure, they want to protect their precious, their Obama.

Obama? Today Barack still did not really call it terror. Obama: The FBI is investigating the Boston bombing as an “act of terrorism”. Obama also gave the definition of terror we provided yesterday. But Obama still has not said yesterday’s Boston Marathon attack was a terror attack. That matters because it tells us Barack Obama is more worried about Barack Obama and his publicity stunts than about anything or anyone else.

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Update III: Barack Obama refused to say the obvious. But while making sure that there is no video of the remark which can expose them politically for the security failure of leadership – we are told sotto voce the Boston bombing clearly an act of terror says WH official. Whoop-te-do.

DailyKooks and other low hanging nuts (including the despicable Matthews O’Tingles) are blaming the Tea Party for the terror attack because today is tax day and Patriots Day in Boston and because parents of the Newtown Connecticut shootings were invited and honored at the marathon. But domestic political attacks usually have some logic to them. If bombs exploded at IRS offices in Boston or post offices or even police stations then domestic terrorist groups might be suspect. These nonsensical attacks on American events or locales are usually the hallmark of people who hate America first and last.

The physical body count earlier today:

“There were at least 111 victims at six area hospitals on Monday night. Brigham and Women’s Hospital said it was treating 26 victims, the largest number, and said two were at risk of losing limbs. Boston Medical Center said it had received 23, and Massachusetts General Hospital was treating 22 patients, including six in critical condition and five in serious condition. Beth Israel Deaconess had 21 patients, and Tufts Medical Center had received nine.”

Reports have it that the youngest killed was 8 years old. Reports also surfaced that “five additional, undetonated explosive devices around the Boston area” have been found and neutralized. The search for suspects however continues:

BOLO put out by Boston law enforcement for “dark skinned or black male” who tried to gain restricted access minutes b4 1st explosion #CNN
— Nick Valencia (@CNNValencia) April 16, 2013

MORE- The man was seen wearing a black sweatshirt & had a black packback. Possible foreign national based on accent #CNN #BostonExplosion
— Nick Valencia (@CNNValencia) April 16, 2013

For sure a Tea Party member.

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Update II: As one of our commenters asks, how long before Barack Obama blames his failure of leadership and the Boston Marathon terror attack on the sequester?

The New York Post reports a suspect is in custody. Could it really be a (surprise that it is a) Saudi national?:

“A federal law-enforcement source confirmed to The Post there are at least 12 dead and nearly 50 injured. Fox News reported that Massachusetts General Hospital was treating 10 people with amputated limbs and all operating rooms were on hold.

Authorities have a identified a suspect, a Saudi national, who is currently being guarded in a Boston hospital with shrapnel wounds.

We would be surprised if this early report is entirely accurate. Saudi terrorist’s have much more experience blowing up Americans so to be caught so quickly would confound suspicious us.

Confirmed is a fire, possibly due to a bomb, at the JFK Library. More video:


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Update: Today’s explosions have knocked Kermit Gosnell coverage off the front pages the story never appeared on anyway (including us here at Big Pink). Fairly or unfairly, wisely or not, today’s terror attack at the Boston Marathon will also impact the gun control debate for which the votes don’t exist anyway even with the contents stripped of all the bans and scams Barack Obama wanted. Immigration reform will also be impacted as questions of border jumping terrorists will now come to the fore no matter how much Big Media steers the conversation to sympathetic portraits of families divided by immigration laws and flaws.

Reports that ball bearings flew as part of the bombs planted in Boston are made more ominous when coupled with reports that more bombs have been found and defused.

Before the Obama Hopium Guzzlers accuse us of politicizing this terror attack, which we are and rightly so, we’ll point out that Kristof is busy making political attacks and Obama won’t let this crisis go to waste.

The explosion as it happened:



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We were just about to hit the “publish” button on our scheduled new article focused on Kermit Gosnell. But now news is breaking: Explosion at Boston Marathon.

It’s going to be an update kind of day.



We don’t know yet if it is a Middle East type terror attack but bombs at the finish line do not inspire the thought that this was celebratory fireworks. People are dead however, 20 – 30 at least injured. The pictures are ugly. This is not an accident:

“Multiple casualties are reported after at least two explosions were heard near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, according to the Boston Herald.

Witnesses reportedly heard two booms that sounded like two claps of thunder near the finish line inside the Fairmount Copley Plaza Hotel.

The explosions occurred just before 3 p.m. Video of the scene showed a number of emergency crews in the area tending to victims and blood on the ground near the finish line.

“I saw two explosions. The first one was beyond the finish line. I heard a loud bang and I saw smoke rising,” Boston Herald reporter Chris Cassidy, who was running in the marathon, told the newspaper. “I kept running and I heard behind me a loud bang. It looked like it was in a trash can or something…There are people who have been hit with debris, people with bloody foreheads.”

A photographer with Fox affiliate WFXT reported seeing a number of victims with lost limbs.”

Be sure to thank Barack Obama for keeping us safe. Yeah right. Obama will get us all killed.

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What’s The Sound Of A Lame Duck Quacking?

At 70 years of age, after years in a multiple sclerosis induced coma, original Mickey Mouse Club member Annette Funicello died today with her family by her side. “She’s on her toes dancing in heaven… no more MS. My brothers and I were there, holding her sweet hands when she left us.”

The Iron Lady died today too. Margaret Thatcher, the woman who put steel in the spine of a wobbly George H. W. Bush during the Iraq invasion of Kuwait deserves respect even from ideological opponents today for a life well lived. Margaret Thatcher not only broke the glass ceiling in Great Britain but she also rose to Prime Minister in class conscious Britain from her beginnings as a grocer’s daughter.

Instead of respect, reptiles like Donna Brazile who embraced Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton in 2008, has the hideous effrontery to ask “Okay, what did the #ironlady do to advance Great Britain and the world? Did she leave lasting footprints for women in politics? #justsayin” Donna Brazile is a pig. Donna Brazile is a stupid pig.

Baroness Thatcher and Annette Funicello, dead as they both are, still have more honesty and life in them than the still breathing Barack Obama.

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What is the sound of a lame duck quacking? That “quack” sounds more like a croak. Lame duck Obama is croaking and Big Media is beginning to notice:

“Obama running short of time to burnish legacy in second term

The next 10 weeks are a make-or-break period for President Obama’s second-term agenda.

He needs quick victories in the Senate on gun control and immigration if he is to build momentum for a fight in the Republican-controlled House — the chief obstacle to his agenda. [snip]

As the gun-control fight has gone on and Obama’s initial talk of wide-ranging reform has been trimmed and trimmed again, the president has faced renewed criticism over his ability — or inability — to shepherd meaningful legislation through Congress.

On immigration, there are doubts as to whether he seriously wants a deal. [snip]

Obama has thrown the weight of his office behind a push for stricter gun-control measures, squaring off against the National Rifle Association (NRA), one of the most powerful lobby groups in Washington.

Losing such a high-profile battle when polls show voters support an assault-weapons ban and expanded background checks would rank as one of Obama’s biggest policy failures.

Proponents of immigration reform say it must pass before the end of June to avoid becoming entangled in the fight over the federal debt limit, expected in July.

Obama’s immediate problem on guns is weak support from Democrats, especially centrists running for reelection next year in conservative or swing states. [snip]

When asked about legislation to expand background checks to cover sales between private individuals, Begich said he wanted to see a Republican with an “A” rating from the NRA endorse it.”

Yeah, that’s gonna happen. Begich has a long wait.

The problem is that… well have you noticed that all the stories about North Korea emphasize the danger of inexperienced leadership in North and South Korea? Go ahead, Google it.

North Korea and South Korea have inexperienced leaders and that is somehow a problem. But in the mighty United States having a boob with no experience in moving legislation forward or any leadership qualifications… and 2008 Big Media cheers “Let’s go with change and hope for the best because anyway he’s not that woman we don’t like who does have experience and leadership skills.”

The problem is Barack Obama. The plucked chickens are coming home to roost on his scrawny ass:

“PROMISES, PROMISES: Obama’s IOUs start coming due

He’s promised to set a course in law against global warming, stop Iran from gaining the ability to make nuclear weapons, slash America’s use of foreign oil, restrain college costs, take a big bite out of the national debt even while protecting the heart of the big entitlement programs and overhaul immigration law.

He’s promised to make health insurance not only universally accessible, but “affordable,” through a 2010 health care law that is finally entering prime time and will soon be tested.”

Barack Obama thought he could exploit the deaths of small children to pass gun control measures that would have done nothing to prevent the deaths of small children in Newtown Connecticut. It should have worked. Small children and cute pets steal scenes in movies and in a political war you just can’t beat a cute kid – especially one that has been butchered while in school. But Obama can’t even do the easy stuff

“President Obama’s make-or-break week on guns

President Barack Obama finds out this week whether he scratches out a narrow victory on gun control — or ends up with nothing at all. [snip]

Senate action is Obama’s best chance for a deal — but even there, Democrats haven’t settled on which bill to advance. The White House and most Democrats are behind a proposal that requires background checks for all gun sales, although even that is far less than what gun control advocates had hoped. Obama, though, won’t get anything better in the House, and he might not get that much.

After the Newtown tragedy, Obama pledged to use the full power of his office to prevent another such rampage.”

Obama’s “full power” is about the same as two aged fireflies with asthma.

Barack Obama’s firepower is less than a broken water gun:

“Proposed bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines are all but guaranteed to go down to lopsided defeats. The battle is now over how tough to make a background checks bill for gun sales — which polls show the public broadly supports. Conservatives have balked at record-keeping requirements when background checks are conducted, and Democrats have had a difficult time finding a GOP ally to sign on to a deal including them. [snip]

Reid has promised gun control advocates votes on an assault weapons ban and prohibitions on high-capacity ammunition magazines — both of which will go down to certain defeat — but it is the battle over expanding background checks where all the action is focused.

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and a dozen other Republicans — including Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Mike Lee of Utah and Marco Rubio of Florida — have threatened to filibuster any gun bill, potentially restricting Reid’s options over what can be brought up for votes. [snip]

Reid is also boxed in by his desire to protect red-state Democrats up for reelection in 2014. These lawmakers would be happy to oppose the assault weapons ban or magazine limits yet might not want to be forced to support a Democratic-authored background checks bill with no Republican cover.”

Barack Obama and lantern jawed Michelle Obama can traverse the country burning fuel along the way all they want. But Obama’s fate, according to Obama lovin’ Politico, is in the unsteady hands of the promiscuous Hill:

“Hill holds President Obama’s legacy in its hands

It’s now or never for the White House.

President Barack Obama’s second-term agenda is in doubt as Congress returns to Washington this week for a spring and summer stretch that could go a long way to define the scope of Obama’s legacy.

Obama will unveil what his team is calling a “compromise” budget on Wednesday, but Republicans and Democrats alike are already criticizing elements of the plan.

The president’s effort on gun control might do no better than a watered-down bill destined to fail in the House, which Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) may bring to the floor as early as this week. Gun control advocates who had hoped for an assault weapons ban or other big reforms are bound to be disappointed by a strategy expected to allow for votes on those issues but don’t secure victories.

And Obama’s push to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws — the best chance he has to enact a sweeping social policy change in his second term — still faces significant hurdles, even in the Senate, where chief negotiators have fallen behind schedule.

The window for action on these issues will start to close as the 2014 midterm election cycle whips into full swing at the end of the year. After that, the next Congress figures to be colored by partisan posturing for the 2016 presidential election.

The president and his aides say Republicans will determine whether gun control, immigration reform and a major deficit-reduction deal become law or fade away.

Republicans can barely do what is in their own interests. Yet Barack thinks Republicans will save him. What is the sound of this lame duck quacking? “Baaaaaraccckkkk”, “Baaaaaraccckkkk”, “Baaaaaraccckkkk”.

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The Madness Of Hillary Clinton 2016

Update: The quotes of the day are all Hillary Clinton 2016. Not for a second do we believe the political maneuverings of others are frozen in place as the New York Times would have its readers believe.

It’s good to know that one of the co-founders of ReadyForHillary is Allida Black and she remembers: She was at the Democratic National Committee meeting, protesting, when the Michigan and Florida delegates were assigned in a way that helped Obama. Some of her fellow travelers were so angry that they jumped to the McCain campaign, or fed the rumors that the “inadequate black man” was born in Kenya. [The source for the quote “inadequate black man” cannot be found in the Slate article nor in the links within the Slate story. We suppose it is another example of race-baiting from the Obama protection squads of Big Media.]

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Talk about the Axis of Evil! There is a new “Axis of Evil” on the loose.

Republican David Frum, despised by intelligent Republicans and conservatives is the speechwriter who coined the phrase “Axis of Evil” to describe the danger of terror allies Iran, Iraq, and North Korea in a January 29, 2002 George W. Bush speech. These days David Frum most resembles an Obama lovin’ Hopium Guzzling DailyKook screaming “Stop Hillary!”

Frum + DailyKooks = “Axis of Evil 2016”.

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David Frum is despised by Republicans/conservatives in large part because Frum wants the Republican Party to dump all the issues which arguably give them success. If you are an Obama Dimwit that believes Obama heralds a new age and the death of the Republican Party we suggest you read Obama Dimwit Roland Martin, our two series on the Obama Cult demographics called “Mistake In ’08” and “Barack Obama’s Situation Comedy”. For extra credit you might want to read this year’s Rick Perlstein warnings for Dimocrats (which we will have much for to say about in the coming months and years) in The Nation magazine Part I, Part II, Part III, and the desperate Epilog. Extra-extra credit if you read the always readable Sean Trende’s Why 2012 Postmortems Overstate Republican Woes along with Victor Davis Hanson’s Obama’s Presidency Won’t Stand the Test of Time.

David Frum, not having exhausted his bad advice for Republicans, now offers destructive advice to all. This time Hillary Clinton 2016 is the target of analysis.

Most readers of the Frum article are upset with the atmospherics of Frum essentially calling Hillary Clinton old while not bothering to focus on the older Cat Ballou style drunk called Joe Biden. For us what is mind-numbingly stupid is that David Frum does not seem to understand that for the Democratic Party to be resurrected as a sane functioning political organization that is not a Mao cult of personality Obamination the party has to do precisely what Frum advises against.

This is Frum’s argument:

“Hillary Clinton, a mistake for 2016

Washington (CNN) — Democrats seem poised to choose their next presidential nominee the way Republicans often choose theirs: according to the principle of “next in line.” [snip]

Democrats, by contrast, prefer newcomers. Six of their eight nominees since 1972 had never sought national office before. [snip]

Hillary Clinton is 14 years older than Barack Obama. A party has never nominated a leader that much older than his immediate predecessor. [snip]

Parties have good reasons to avoid reaching back to politicians of prior generations. When they do, they bring forward not only the ideas of the past, but also the personalities and the quarrels of the past.

One particular quarrel that a Hillary Clinton nomination would bring forward is the quarrel over the ethical standards of the Clinton White House — and, maybe even more, of the Clintons’ post-White House careers. [snip]

Yet the biggest risk to Democrats from a Hillary Clinton nomination is not that it would be generationally backward-looking — or that it would reopen embarrassing ethical disputes — but that it would short-circuit the necessary work of party renewal. [snip]

Barack Obama offered another in 2008 with his careful but unmistakable criticism of Clinton-era domestic policies and Hillary Clinton’s Iraq war vote. But if Hillary Clinton glides into the nomination in 2016 on the strength of money, name recognition, and a generalized feeling of “It’s her turn,” then Democrats will forgo this necessary renewal.”

Frum somehow believes that Hillary Clinton 2016 is an “It’s her turn” candidate. That is stupid.

There is a reason, sitting in a living room, that many hear the drumbeats coming through the walls. Walking civil streets one can feel the thumping through brick walls. Underneath the soles of the feet the tribal drums pound. Citizens begin to gather. Citizens begin to organize. Political professionals are welcome but it is a people powered movement. Indeed, as we wrote five years ago to the day “It’s Now A Peoples’ Campaign”:

“It’s Now a Peoples Campaign.

All of us, and Hillary, are fighting the Democratic Party establishment.

All of us, and Hillary, are fighting Big Media.

All of us, and Hillary, are fighting for democratic principles.

It’s now a Peoples Campaign.

How does Barack Obama win the nomination? Barack Obama wins by excluding votes, by NOT counting votes.

How does Hillary Clinton win the nomination? Hillary Clinton wins by including all votes, by COUNTING votes as they were cast.”

David Frum does not understand that the fire this time is to correct a great wrong. It wasn’t a great wrong that harmed Hillary however. It was a great wrong against us and democratic principles that happened in 2008. It is a return to history after a great deviation that flung us into the ditch in 2008. Hillary Clinton 2016 very much echoes what we wrote about in 2007 about being Hillary “READY”.


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Frum writes about the need for party “renewal”. That is what Hillary Clinton 2016 is. The Democratic Party must be resurrected to compete in the battlefield of ideas not by launching mud balls of Obama style race baiting against the opposition party. A debate about ideas to renew America is needed not Obama race baiting and cult of personality temple worship.

David Frum has somehow missed the news that Barack Obama in 2012 was in great trouble and that the only response he could think of was to bring in then pretend to become – Bill Clinton. Yeah, “racist” Bill Clinton. We don’t believe surrogates can influence a campaign that much. But it was clear to all that Barack Obama did everything possible to praise and promise to be more like Bill Clinton in 2012. Mitt Romney surrendered the “referendum on Barack Obama” campaign strategy and that helped destroy his campaign. But in the end it was lying Obama putting on the political clothes of Bill Clinton that helped him in November 2012. So what the hell is David Frum talking about?

Frum, when he is smart is merely regurgitating what we have written previously:

“Here’s what could happen instead in 2016:

One candidate could seek the Democratic nomination on a platform of keeping faith with the ideals of the pre-presidential Obama: closing Guantanamo, ending targeted killings, and so on.

Another Democrat could run to represent those Democrats who supported Bill Clinton back in the 1990s, and who worry that the Obama administration has drifted too far to the left: spending too much, ignoring budget deficits, getting into too many fights with business.

Yet another could run as a full-throated defender of the Obama legacy, updating the 1988 George H.W. Bush “stay the course” message.”

That’s right, but let’s assign names: The phony candidate and stalking horse who would try to out-Obama Obama would be “Fauxcahontas from Massachusetts” Elizabeth Warren.

Hillary Clinton 2016 is the one to “represent those Democrats who supported Bill Clinton back in the 1990s, and who worry that the Obama administration has drifted too far to the left: spending too much, ignoring budget deficits, getting into too many fights with business”.

The “full-throated” defender of the Obama legacy”? We’ll have to check the mental wards for escapees before we assign that spot to Joe Biden, or Martin O’Malley, or even the lantern jawed Michelle Obama.

The madness of Hillary Clinton 2016 is that eventually the DailyKooks Kult of Obama will team with the David Frums of the world to howl at the moon. It’s already begun. The DailyKooks and the David Fruns are the Axis of Evil we have described before. It’s going to be ugly.

Those chomping at the bit after five years of being in Winter quarters better learn the lessons of 2007/2008. In 2007/2008 this Big Pink bad ass site was all alone in defense of Hillary Clinton. Eventually other sites organized but they were too late in coming. This time Big Pink is not alone.

Anita Finlay asks a question then answers:

“Does Our Current Romance With Hillary Mean an Easier Path for Her in 2016? [snip]

When she ran in 2008, the media (and her own party) treated her as a vile harpy standing in the way of “history.” As if the first woman after 43 male presidents would not make history. We were looking to elect Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces and leader of the free world. Big media was concerned with ankles and cackles, deriding Hillary as a “white b*tch” and “Nurse Ratched.”

Arguably, there are thousands, if not millions, of women and fair minded men who would make a bigger stink if the type of sexist media bullying that Hillary Clinton, and Sarah Palin, experienced were to once again rear its ugly head. But that doesn’t mean it won’t occur. Not unexpectedly, the current media narrative ignores sexism as having had any influence over the outcome in 2008, though respected studies have proven otherwise. [snip]

“Hillary 2016” may or may not turn into a reality, but if her campaign comes to pass, I am not deluded enough to think the fight won’t be just as tough.

We are sure Hillary Clinton will make a decision on seeking the presidency in 2016 after the 2014 elections which will be a referendum on ObamaCares’ corruptions. After November 2014 it will be time to decide on 2016 for the tribes on all sides.

Over the years even some Hillary Clinton supporters from 2008 are too angry with the corruptions of Barack Obama to support Hillary Clinton now. When they look at Hillary, they see Barack. And it is a maddening sight. The old saying if you lie down with dogs you get up with fleas (if you lie down in sh#t don’t be surprised if you stink) is their righteous motto.

Some blame Hillary Clinton for Benghazi deaths, or protection of Barack Obama or blame Hillary Clinton for not openly challenging Barack Obama. Some are so disaffected no Democrat ever will get their votes.

For our part we believe we need a fully functioning Democratic Party and a fully functioning Republican Party that argue policy, programs, and present their ideologies honestly without the distractions of race-baiting or sexism and misogyny – and let the voters decide in honest elections.

We also believe that in 2016 neither Benghazi, the Clinton “ethical standards” Frum is still thumping after suffering defeat upon defeat, Bill’s speech dollars, Chelsea’s apartment, nor Hillary’s hairdo and speaking fees, will matter.

In 2016 the greatest threat to Hillary Clinton is once again Barack Obama – and his legacy of weakness and profligacy. Tie Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama and she loses.

Polls show Hillary Clinton 2016 could even win Texas. Exit polls in 2008 showed that Hillary Clinton would have done better than Barack Obama because she would have won white working class voters along with traditional Democratic base voters. Hillary Clinton 2016, the enemy of the DailyKooks, would mark the resurrection of the Democratic Party if she only gets the nomination. It would be a return to sanity.

What will matter in 2016 is the “center”. If Hillary stays in the center she wins. Hillary spent four years as far from Barack Obama as air travel made possible so she still can make it a convincing argument. If the Republican candidate seizes the center, he or she wins. In either case what matters is that the country win.

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Is This An April Fools Day Joke?

We still have not gotten over our Easter weekend Doubting Thomas ‘tude. So, as we are too doubting to believe without verification, we leave it to you to decide – are the following news items from today April Fools Day jokes?:

First up, remember our article “Clinton, Bush, Clinton Bush, Clinton, Bush…”? Well can this be true?:

Jeb Bush scheduled to speak in Dallas on the same day as Hiliary [sic] Clinton“.

That’s supposed to be on April 24. Then “Clinton and Bush are also set to appear at the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center at Southern Methodist University on April 25.” This is not Ripley’s Believe It Or Not.

How’s this news feel on your nose?: “The buzz is beginning about first lady Michelle Obama and the political ambitions she might hold.” [snip] “She’s a supporting actress. I don’t know if she can play the lead,” says Green. He points out that unlike Hillary, she has never taken a position on anything that is controversial. Can she stand up in debates when someone really comes after her?”‘ Believe it or not, does it pass the smell test?

Believe it or not? Wasn’t it in 2007/2008 that Obama Hopium Guzzlers attacked Hillary running for president because they were so opposed to “dynasties”? Now in 2013 for Obama Dimocrats it’s all dynasties, all the time: Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Senator Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Senator Mark Begich of Alaska, Mark Udall of Colorado, Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M, Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, wannabee senator Brendan Johnson (“appointed by Obama as state U.S. attorney having never held elective office).

While we are recalling 2007/2008, is that really the great Harriet Christian who “friended” us on Facebook today? We believe it!



Ah, memories. Thank you Harriet.

And during this Passover season, let’s go to the past and get an update from something we wrote repeatedly about. Remember our 2011 article Hanukkah In July?:

“This past March during real Hanukkah we discussed a story that we labeled a real life Hanukkah story. Oddly, not many noticed this important story. Yesterday Mrs. Smith opened the re-gift via IsraPundit:

Check out the links in that quote from 2011 for the full and wonderful Hanukkah story which got a great update from the Professor at Legal Insurrection this past weekend in the article Yesterday the Middle East changed forever, and you didn’t know it. The Professor cites The Times of Israel for this Passover gift:

“Netanyahu hails ‘historic day’ as Israel starts pumping gas from major offshore find Four years after discovery, flow from Tamar field marks start of Israel’s transformation to ‘energy independence’ and eventual natural gas exporter [snip]

Natural gas from the offshore Tamar field was pumped to Israeli shores for the first time Saturday, four years after its discovery, in preparation for its first use in the Israeli energy market — a move that could transform the Israeli economy.

The Tamar deposit, discovered in 2009 some 90 kilometers west of Haifa, holds an estimated 8.5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. [snip]

The gas from Tamar is expected to help meet Israel’s energy needs for the next 20 years, Channel 2 said, and will save the economy some NIS 13 billion (some $3.5 billion) per year. Its ahead-of-schedule use will also save Israeli citizens some cash — lowering a planned rise in electricity costs to 6 percent, less than originally planned.

“This is an ‘energy independence day’ for Israel,” said Energy and Water Minister Silvan Shalom. “This breakthrough is the harbinger of the foray of additional private companies” into the Israeli energy market, he added.

The Tamar deposit, and especially the heftier Leviathan, which was discovered in 2010, are expected to provide Israel with enough natural gas for decades and transform the country, famously empty of natural resources, into an energy exporter.

Leviathan, which boasts an estimated 16 to 18 trillion cubic feet of gas, is expected to go online in 2016, the approximate time when exports are expected to begin.”

Energy independence – what a concept. Great news for Israel and in past years for the U.S. Not so much now and Barack Obama is probably steamed at Bibi’s drilling. We wrote about this great news years ago so we believe it. What about you? Gee, we wish we had smart leaders running the country.

Speaking of smart leaders, remember when we wrote this gem back in 2009? : World Leaders And North Korea To Barack Obama: “Sucker”

“Obama is whining and wants the Security Council of the United Nations to do something about North Korea’s latest slap in the Obama face. Obama whines that North Korea violated international “rules”. This risible plea from Obama made us laugh because Obama, of all people, now wants words to “mean something”. Here is what Obama yelped: “This provocation underscores the need for action, not just this afternoon at the Security Council but in our determination to prevent the spread of these weapons,” Mr. Obama said. “Rules must be binding. Violations must be punished. Words must mean something.”
Any doubt that North Korea wanted to deliberately slap Obama in the face, throw a shoe at him, is dispelled by the timing (which the hapless New York Times labels an “irony”).”

Read our article from 2009 if you want to know what is going on in North Korea today. Bottom line: No Respect For The Boob.

World leaders don’t respect Barack Obama. North Korea’s losers know Barack Obama is a boob. He’ll get us all killed with his boobery.

Barack Obama is a boob. More comic proof of boobery came today on April Fools Day:

“Hanging out during the Easter Egg Roll festivities, President Obama decided to try taking some shots on the White House basketball court. Big mistake.

Miss. Miss. Off the rim. Miss. Miss. Off the rim. Airball.

He moved closer to the net.

But time and again, he missed. Of 22 shots POTUS took, he made two. (22 was general consensus of poolers)

At one point, POTUS handed a ball to a boy and asked for help. The boy made the layup.

He couldn’t make one. I had to help him out,” said Kahron Campbell, 10, of Landover, MD.”

A 10 year old had to help out the boob. The boob that constantly plays basketball with his male pals. The boob that everyone of his Hopium Buzzlers say is such a great B-ball player. Obama is a national embarrassment on and off the court.

Video: Tough day on the White House basketball court:


Believe it or not!

Can we agree that April Fools Day should be renamed Barack Obama Day?

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