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.


257 thoughts on “Immigration Reform: The New ObamaCAIR

  1. Wbboei

    To answer you from the previous thread. I live in NY. Fred Thiele is my representative to the NY State Legislature. He told me that although NY state law prohibits giving benefits to illegals, the state also dictates that no one here has the authority to determine legal status and therefore benefits must be given to all. I also know people who work in benefit programs who have told me that , yes, illegals are routinely getting Medicaid, section 8, welfare, food stamps, etc.
    Many local people here have stopped giving and volunteering at the local food bank after being so disgusted to see illegals showing up for food and then exiting into new trucks and SUVs.
    If you still don’t believe me, I can probaly find the email from Fred Thiele with the above information.

  2. The strategy to pass ObamaCAIR is to deceive Republicans and conservatives says the Washington Post’s The Fix:

    “Passing the immigration bill has nothing to do with immigration. Here’s why.

    New television ads from a pro-immigration reform group funded by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg make one thing very clear: The key to passing a comprehensive immigration reform package through the Senate has nothing to do with immigration and everything to do with providing conservative cover to those who are considering voting for it.

    Take the ad the group — known as Americans for Conservative Direction — is running in South Carolina in praise of Sen. Lindsey Graham.

    Immigration is mentioned a total of zero times in that ad. Instead, the ad is aimed at reinforcing one basic message: Lindsey Graham doesn’t like President Obama. At all.

    A clip of Graham calling the Obama health care law a “debacle” is shown. “If this is change we can believe in, count me out,” Graham is shown saying in relation to Obama’s stimulus plan. The ad ends with a narrator urging listeners to “call Senator Graham [and] tell him to keep fighting for South Carolina.”

    Here’s why the ad is important. To get immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship through the Senate, groups like Zuckerberg’s have to prove that voting for it won’t be viewed as apostasy among the conservative community. (Remember that the 2007 immigration reform bill was done in by strong opposition from conservative talk radio.)

    To do that, a case for the conservative bona fides of the likes of Graham (as well as other potential “yes” votes on the Senate Judiciary Committee including Orrin Hatch, Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Jeff Flake of Arizona) has to be made over an extended period of time. And that case is entirely disconnected from the immigration issue.

    What these ads aim to do is lay a foundation so that when their senator is weighing whether to vote for immigration reform, conservatives in the state will think to themselves: “I may not agree with him (or her) on this, but they stand up to Obama on lots of other things.”

    It’s a smart strategy by Zuckerberg’s group since the past few elections have given Senate Republicans plenty of reason to be afraid of opening up any room on their ideological right flank. Intraparty defeats for Sens. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.), Bob Bennett (R-Utah) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) as well as losses by establishment types like Trey Grayson in Kentucky in 2010 and David Dewhurst in Texas in 2012 have had a decidedly chilling effect on Senate Republicans’ willingness to work across the aisle.

    Will it work? Some of that depends on how aggressively the likes of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz go after the legislation as sanctioning amnesty.

    What’s clear: Immigration only has a chance for a big bipartisan coalition in the Senate if the vote isn’t turned into a litmus test for Senate Republicans’ commitment to core conservative principles.”

    Once again, as with ObamaCARE, the key to passing ObamaCAIR is deception.

    Get the word out and ObamaCAIR will be defeated.

  3. totally disgusted
    April 25, 2013 at 7:47 pm
    Sorry, I cannot help you. You will not take yes for an answer. I told you you were right and I posted a link showing that federal benefits do not kick in until 5 years, except in the case of refugees, and also indicating that the State of Massachusetts gives them state benefits. That was the Megan Kelley interview of Howie Carr. I also posted a Hill article indicating that Republican members of the Gang of 8 are peeling off, due to the dims insistence that illegals be eligible for Obamacare, which is already shaping up to be a train wreck.

  4. The strategy to pass ObamaCAIR is to deceive Republicans and conservatives says the Washington Post’s The Fix:
    Bad strategy on their part to be this explicit. Fatal Mistake.


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    More immigration bill disappointments: the “back tax” provision is a fraud, and provisional residents CAN get welfare

    By: John Hayward | April 25th, 2013 at 11:02 AM | 7


    It gives me no pleasure to say this, but it’s increasingly clear that Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) hasn’t completely read the immigration bill he’s touting. It seems like every day, another claim made by defenders of the Gang of Eight bill gets shot down by critics who actually have read through all 844 pages.

    Personally, I was most immediately and deeply skeptical of the claim that our “new Americans” would be expected to pay back taxes and fines, in exchange for amnesty. I’ve just never been able to imagine such an imperative actually working in practice, particularly when administered by the same government that insists those 11 or 12 million illegal aliens are untraceable phantoms who can’t possibly be arrested or deported. Not to mention that a lot of these people would end up with zero or negative tax liability, which means “paying back taxes” would more likely end up involving the government cutting them a check, if rules were not carefully written to prevent it.

    Writing at the Daily Caller, Mickey Kaus goes even further and calls the back-taxes requirement “basically a fraud,” citing the actual language of the bill from a Politico article, which bore the dismaying title “Gang of Eight rolls dice on immigration”:

    Negotiators had to choose between a hard-line approach favored by Republicans, like Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), that would have required immigrants and employers to painstakingly piece together a tax history so the government could collect what is owed and a less burdensome option of focusing on people who already have a past-due bill with the Internal Revenue Service.

    They chose the milder approach and punted the details to the Treasury Department and IRS to hash out down the road.

    Kaus interprets what this means in practical terms:

    In other words, it looks as if illegal immigrants will only have to pay back taxes if the IRS has already moved to assess them for it–which would be why the text of the bill (pages 68-69) says they only have to pay ”Federal income taxes assessed in accordance with section 6203 of the Internal Revenue Code,” which is the section on assessments. What about income taxes that weren’t paid or assessed because illegal immigrants were working off the books, or using fraudulent Social Security numbers? No worries. The Gang of 8 will not collect them.

    Tougher language on back taxes was discussed, but it’s not in the bill the Gang of Eight is actually pushing. They just pretend it’s still in there. Or, to be more charitable, perhaps Rubio and some of the bill’s other defenders don’t realize this requirement has been effectively disabled. Kaus is not inclined to be so charitable:

    Rubio’s published materials now often carefully say to-be-legalized immigrants would have to merely ”pay taxes” as opposed to pay “back taxes.” That hasn’t stopped the bogus “back tax” meme from being propagated during Rubio’s current round the clock Con-the-Cons tour. Meanwhile, Grover Norquist explicitly and deceptively still says the bill would collect “back taxes.”

    Over at the American Spectator, Betsy McCaughey also cites specific language from the Gang of Eight bill to argue that a considerably more important and loudly-repeated promise is false: amnesty-seekers would be able to collect welfare benefits.

    Immigrants are already supposed to be kept out of Food Stamp Nation, but that’s not how it works in practice:

    Expanding legal immigration will push up spending on food stamps, Head Start, housing subsidies, and other benefits legal immigrants are eligible for upon arrival. Though Section 212(a)(4) of the U.S. Code says no immigrant who’s at risk of becoming a “public charge” can get a green card, it is never enforced. Half of green card holders have household incomes below 138% of the federal poverty line, and they’re also largely uninsured.

    Insuring these legal newcomers will add $100 billion over the next decade to the ever rising cost of Obamacare. The health law makes legal immigrants eligible for subsidized private health insurance as soon as they arrive. Half of these newcomers will qualify for maximum assistance, costing $9,000 per enrollee, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

    As for Rubio’s claim that provisional residents “will have to be able to support themselves, so they’ll never become a public charge”:

    The Senate bill does say that, citing the never-enforced section 212(a)(4). But the bill also waives that requirement for anyone who is unemployed, in job training, getting a high school or GED diploma, taking care of a child, younger than 21 or older than 60, or attending college (pp. 99-102). That covers everyone. To stay in this country as a provisional and qualify for a green card in ten years, you need to be working except if you’re not (Sec. 245C(b).

    Once illegals become provisional, they’ll qualify for in-state tuition rates at public colleges, a subsidy funded by taxpayers (Sec. 2245D(d)).

    More benefits may be forthcoming. The bill establishes a New Americans Task Force charged with ensuring that federal programs “adequately address” the healthcare, education, and job training needs of new immigrants (Sec. 2524).

    The bill’s authors showed no respect for Congress’s fiscal responsibilites. Funding is provided for task forces, committees, and new programs. and the authors skirt around “pay as you go” by calling virtually all funding “emergency” under the Statutory Pay As You Go Act of 2010.

    (Emphasis mine.) In keeping with my observation yesterday that it’s foolish to trust the people who deliberately broke our immigration system to fix it, McCaughey notes that “Sections 2106, 2534, 2535, and 2536 put community organizations in charge of educating immigrants about citizenship and American principles. Indoctrination on the merits of a welfare state is more like it.”

    Marinka Peschmann of the Canada Free Press extensively quotes language from the Gang of Eight bill to argue that it makes the already-loose asylum laws – very much in the spotlight after the Boston Marathon bombing – even weaker. More discretion is granted to the Secretary of Homeland Security – an office currently held by the clueless ideologue Janet Napolitano, who is currently struggling to explain how the agencies under her purview managed to ignore repeated warnings and numerous red flags about Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The grace period for filing multiple asylum requests is doubled from one year to two, and more extensive provisions for re-opening denied claims are provided. The current system is absurd enough to have granted the Tsarnaev family “asylum” from a country they returned to visit on vacations.

    The lessons to be taken from this can be applied to all sorts of legislation, not just immigration reform. Bills change during the legislative process, invalidating promises made by the original authors, who might not even be aware of every alteration to their original vision. The larger and more “comprehensive” the bill in question, the more likely these changes are to escape public notice. We must swiftly transition away from discussing the intentions of would-be reformers, and ask them to address the specific language contained in the actual bill. And don’t forget about all the last-minute amendments that festoon complex legislation like Christmas-tree ornaments.

    It’s time to scuttle this “comprehensive immigration reform” mess and start over, with a simple bill addressing border security, problems with our legal immigration system, and the proper enforcement of current immigration law. The problem was not created with a single comprehensive piece of legislation, and those who created it have never been honest with the American people. Let’s reverse both of those trends by demanding clear legislation to address the needs of current American citizens first, and see where that leaves us in a couple of years.

  6. Boston Bombers Planned to Bomb Times Square Next (Update: ‘Expertise’)

    Bryan Preston

    April 25, 2013 – 11:13 am
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    Breaking news from Fox.

    Brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev spoke of going to New York while driving the streets of Cambridge last Thursday, according to a man who was carjacked and later escaped. The talk came hours before getting int a shootout with police. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, died, and his younger brother is in fair condition in a Boston hospital.

    While previous reports have said the brothers were coming to the Big Apple “to party,” Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., told Fox News they were planning to set off bombs in Times Square, the tourist mecca targeted by Faisal Shahzad in a failed 2010 plot.

    “I’ve heard that from police sources that Times Square was mentioned by the bombers and is believed to have been the next attack, the next possible attack,” King said.

    In a press conference this afternoon, Mayor Michael Bloomberg confirmed that the bomb brothers planned mayhem at Times Square after successfully bombing the Boston Marathon. New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the bombers still had six pressure cooker bombs when they engaged in a firefight with police that killed the older brother. They had set off two of those bombs at the finish line at the marathon, killing three and injuring nearly 200.

    Did they have additional targets in mind? Was there any connection between the Tsarnaevs and Faisal Shahzad, the man now serving life in prison for trying to bomb Times Square in 2010? Designating the surviving bomber an “enemy combatant” could have helped answer that question, but instead, the Obama administration declined that designation, he was read his Mirand rights, and he is no longer talking.

    More: Another mystery that Mirandizing the younger bomber won’t help clear up: How and from whom did they learn to build their bombs? Investigators say that they showed “expertise” in how they built and triggered the devices.

    Investigators said the two Boston Marathon bombswere triggered by long-range remote controls for toy cars — a more sophisticated design than originally believed — bolstering a theory that the older suspect received bomb-making guidance on his six-month trip to Russia last year.

    Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who died in a shootout with police last week, “more than likely got some instruction in Dagestan,” a federal law enforcement official said Wednesday.

    And yet investigators still say no outside group was involved in the bombing. I flat out don’t believe that. If they got instruction, that’s involvement.

    Breaking word is that AG Eric Holder directly ordered Tsarnaev to be Mirandized. Congress needs to haul him to the Hill and ask him if and why he did that. He had to know that he was cutting the terror investigation off. He couldn’t not know that.

  7. Mark Zuckerberg
    Someone needs to ask this little prick what his interest is in this issue.

  8. admin
    April 25, 2013 at 8:03 pm
    Pretty tough sell making Graham into a conservative. Among conservatives he is viewed as a RINO TURNCOAT, and the fact that Zucker backs him will do nothing to convince conservatives of his bona fides. It will be up to Cruz, Paul and Lee to shine the light on this terrible piece of legislation.

  9. Admin

    So glad to see you putting Bill O’s interview front and square.

    Maybe, just maybe, he is scared enough to continue speaking the truth.

    Primates will continue to play social games without the least insight into what is killing them.

    Keith Henson

  10. Big Pink hater Peggy Noonan on today’s Bush Library opening:

    President Obama was more formal than the other speakers and less confident than usual, as if he knew he was surrounded by people who have something he doesn’t. “No matter how much you think you’re ready to assume the office of the president, it’s impossible to understand the nature of the job until it’s yours.” This is a way of seeming to laud others when you’re lauding yourself. He veered into current policy disputes, using Mr. Bush’s failed comprehensive immigration reform to buttress his own effort. That was manipulative, graceless and typical. [snip]

    Back to the point. What was nice was that all of them—the Bush family, the Carters and Clintons—seemed like the old days. “The way we were.” They were full of endurance, stamina, effort. Also flaws, frailty, mess. But they weren’t . . . creepy.

    Noonan attacked us in 2007 because we exposed Barack Obama and she loved Barack Obama. We were right then, we are right now. Obama is “creepy”.

  11. Bush is Obama minus the hatred for America.

    That is the only thing I miss about him…well, maybe Laura, I loved Laura.

  12. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue:

    CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Well, I think what’s really important here is that what’s at stake is not the trajectory of the Syrian war. There’s something else at stake here and that’s America’s word. Whatever Obama does, I don’t think he’ll do anything. He’ll try to minimize this. He’ll try to caveat himself out of this. But even if he does act, it’ll be a minor act. It’s not going to have any effect on what happens in Syria.

    What’s at stake here is whether anything that this president now says is believable around the world. When you say “red line,” and you make the red line way out there – it’s not the slaughter of 80,000 of your own people. It’s the use of chemical weapons – and then you get definitive evidence that it has been used, and you don’t do anything, then your word means nothing. And the one thing America’s had for the last 60 years is the power and the belief in the world that when it says X, it will do X. And I think that’s really the problem is here. I’m wondering whether this Administration understands how much of its word is at stake.

  13. Where is this “Obama fatigue” that camp follower and cocktail circuit habituae Hillary hater never had an original thought in her head Noonan talks about. There is not a scintilla of evidence that big media has any sense of Obama fatigue. They are still on the pipe. As always, they worship the ground he walks on. And they are taking up donations at CNN and NBC to put his likeness on Mount Rushmore above the other presidents.

  14. What’s at stake here is whether anything that this president now says is believable around the world. When you say “red line,” and you make the red line way out there – it’s not the slaughter of 80,000 of your own people. It’s the use of chemical weapons – and then you get definitive evidence that it has been used, and you don’t do anything, then your word means nothing
    The masses around the world love Obama, because they see him sticking it to America. Yes, that is what it is. But world leaders are not as enthralled. The King of Saudi Arabia is disgusted with him, Dinner jacket sees him as a paper tiger, Putin sees him as a push over, China sees him as an easy mark. So you see it is kind of a mixed bag. I am getting to that age where I do not care if we are respected around the world. I used to have a professor at Annapolis, Phillip Mangano was his name and we were friends. He was an old school diplomat who was still fighting in his mind the isolationist mentality which existed between the Wars and he used to always say a great power cannot turn its back on the world. But when you have a cipher as president, and when you cannot afford to defend Europe and Japan, I would rather see us take care of our own, and not try to be the world’s policeman. Especially when you have a dickhead like Obama out there apologizing to anyone who will listen.

  15. The problem with Krauthammer is he has this antiquated view that the president should govern rather than campaign, and should pursue the strategic interests of the county rather than feeding his superego. Well, Charles did not get the memorandum. Big media has changed the playing field domestically and internationally.

  16. Wbboei, O’Reilly and people like Krauthammer give Obama credibility by not looking at him as the evidence demands. They are projecting their own notions of governing and assuming someone who becomes president can’t be what Obama is. They embellish Obama in their wishful imaginations.

  17. Admin

    The Orange line has become the yellow line…

    I think no one can believe how horrible and evil the fraud really is…

  18. GonzoTx, like in the Noah’s Ark story some may come to believe when it is too late for them. Those that “have always known” have reservations in the Ark.

  19. This is weird. Perhaps a little pathetic.

    Miss Korea 2013 Pageant Contestants All Look the Same

    Reddit noticed today that all of the Miss Korea 2013 contestants look, well… a little similar. South Korea has the highest plastic surgery rate in the world, and approximately 1 in 5 women in Seoul have had some kind of procedure.

    The result of this surgical obsession has resulted in the following:

  20. ObamaCAIR. I’d forgotten the word for homonym is. TY 4 reminder.
    OUTRAGEOUS. 4/26/2013. California lawmakers have moved forward with legislation that would let illegal immigrants serve as jurors. If passed, California would be the first state in the nation to make the allowance. The assemblyman who introduced the measure, Democratic Bob Wieckowski, said it’s aimed at widening the pool of jurors and smoothing the transition of illegals into the community, The Associated Press reported….

  21. The Revolution Passed In The Night

    There is one over-riding constant that defines as it divides the present era: the fact that America has a President who advances values and policies diametrically opposed to the traditional beliefs of a vast number of Americans. From bowing to foreign leaders to not knowing how many states there are, from vowing to fundamentally transform America to actually doing it, President Obama is to many the Manchurian Candidate.


    Back in 2007, no two Republicans were more supportive of amnesty then Sens. John McCain, R-Ari., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. In fact, Graham’s support for amnesty runs so deep that, speaking of amnesty at a National Council of La Raza awards dinner in 2006, Graham said, “We’re gonna tell the bigots to shut up and we are going to get this right.”

    Fast forward to 2013 and Graham is again at the forefront of the amnesty debate, a charter member of the Gang of Eight.


    It was the day before the Boston Marathon, and Jim Duggan’s morning was off to a slow start. He was the only cab hanging around a train station, and was about to pull away and grab a cup coffee, when he spotted two guys in his rear view mirror. One of them wore a white baseball cap, his curly hair sticking out. The other wore a black cap.

    “On my mother’s soul, those kids were in my cab,” said Duggan. “Those kids” would be Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.

    Duggan got out, and the two men asked to be taken to Cambridge, a city just north of Boston. Duggan said no problem.

    They had two backpacks. I reached out to help them put them in the trunk, and they wanted to put them in themselves,” said Duggan.

    The two men were adamant about handling those backpacks themselves.

    During the ride, Duggan and his passengers talked about a lot of different things. The Boston cab driver asked them if they were from Saudi Arabia. They said they were from Chechnya.

    As the cab approached its destination, Duggan pointed to an area over the bridge, and told them that the Boston Marathon would be held there the next day. If they hadn’t seen it, said the friendly cabbie, it might be a good experience.

    “And the little brother said, ‘Oh, Boston Marathon?’,” said Duggin. “And then the older brother got real aggressive.”

    The younger passenger began reassuring Duggan, telling him the fight was just between him and his brother. He told Duggan to pull over.

    The two men paid the fare, and got out of the cab. Duggan, without thinking, put the car in drive and started to pull away. The men immediately started screaming, and banging on the trunk of Duggan’s cab.

    “I get out, and they were angry,” said Duggan. The cab driver held his hands up in apology, exclaiming, “Sorry, I forgot! It was a mistake, people make mistakes.”

    Duggan popped the trunk, and the younger brother reached in and grabbed his bag. The cab driver reached in to get the other bag.

    “It was heavier than it should have been,” Duggan said.

    Days later, when the FBI released the first grainy images of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, Duggan recognized that white cap, with that curly hair sticking out. He called the FBI shortly after, and told him his story.

    “The thought that I had that kind of evil in my car,” said Duggan, “the thought that I picked up what could have been that bag, is terrifying.”

  24. Wbboei, O’Reilly and people like Krauthammer give Obama credibility by not looking at him as the evidence demands. They are projecting their own notions of governing and assuming someone who becomes president can’t be what Obama is. They embellish Obama in their wishful imaginations.
    Excellent point. I was trying to say the same thing, but it did not came out that way. It is like talking about the Consitution to someone who has neither read or understands it, and is therefore likely to say why is he so hot and bothered—why doesn’t he just do what that black man in the white house wants and big media says is best for the country, they must be racist. Stupid people? For sure. But that is what we are dealing with. And there is no sense trying to teach pigs to sing. You need to feed them the kind of slop they will eat–your own brand of bread and circuses, and show how these schemes will sink their ships. “Anyone who foresakes what is, for what ought to be, will surely learn something that will ruin him”–Machiavelli.

  25. foxyladi14
    April 26, 2013 at 9:43 am

    I like him too. I wish I could vote for him, but I live out in the burbs.

  26. Wbboei, O’Reilly and people like Krauthammer give Obama credibility by not looking at him as the evidence demands. They are projecting their own notions of governing and assuming someone who becomes president can’t be what Obama is. They embellish Obama in their wishful imaginations.
    They assume he is a liberal, and cannot face the fact that he is a left wing totalitarian, dressed up to look like something he is not. Both of them shy away from calling him what he is, which is to say evil, under any moral calculus. Lying, self indulgent, arrogant, bent on destroying this country. To borrow a phase from Clausewitz that War is diplomacy by a different means, Obama is Bill Ayers by a different means, which is why Redford was keen to euglogize Ayers. By the standards Obama is judged by, Marshall Stalin would be—how does big media put it when waxing eloquent about the Boston terrorists, a handsome, misunderstood man with a global vision of equality.

  27. Back in 2007, no two Republicans were more supportive of amnesty then Sens. John McCain, R-Ari., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. In fact, Graham’s support for amnesty runs so deep that, speaking of amnesty at a National Council of La Raza awards dinner in 2006, Graham said, “We’re gonna tell the bigots to shut up and we are going to get this right.”
    Well, consider the source: a rabid right wing big business RINO and NEOCO who bears a remarkable resemblance to Doctor Strangelove. What a cheap useless anti American demogogue. A future lobbyist for big business and a national embarrASSment.

  28. Admin: this one is for you: more evidence that Obamacare is falling apart. Subtext to read even though the French resistance numbered in the low thousands during the War, by 1946, every Parisian imagined that he had been a partisan during the war. It isn’t the bill, it is the implementation and moi? I was a bystander. When our health care is in ruins these people and their big media accomplices are the ones whose reputations should also lie in ruins–or worse. Just because there is no legal accountability for big media under the first amendment does not mean there should be no personal accountability–they should be indicted in the court of public opinion and in ways that they cannot dismiss as partisan. They have breached the covenant of journalism itself, and thereby corrupted the entire institution of democracy which depends upon an informed public. They are a de facto, if not de jure, monopoly.
    You Mean Fought Like Hell to Pass?

    By: Erick Erickson (Diary) | April 26th, 2013 at 10:25 AM | 0


    Note the stunning tip-toeing around the facts here:

    Democratic senators, at a caucus meeting with White House officials, expressed concerns on Thursday about how the Obama administration was carrying out the health care law they adopted three years ago.

    Yes, it is factually true. But like so much of the bias in the media, it is the word choice that matters. The Democrats did not just adopt legislation. They wrote it, they campaigned for it, they pushed it through the Congress in a unified effort, and the President signed it into law.

    It was not an adoption. It was a legislative fight that they embraced.

    Adopted sounds so less significant than what the Democrats did, but now it is blowing up in their faces and the word choice becomes less sharp. In fact, you could read the entire rest of the article and, should you be unaware of what happened, not realize the Democrats actually had pushed as hard as they did to get it passed. Heck, you could be left with the impression that they were just implementing something George Bush had done.

    No doubt soon they will be blaming George Bush for this.

    The walk back has begun for the Democrats. It is another reason the GOP should avoid at all costs every effort to fix Obamacare. Let the Democrats suffer through their own handiwork.

    If you are still under the impression it was something other than a fight, just listen to this bit of Marx Madness.

  29. I accidently came across this yesterday:

    Obama Has Given 54 Speeches on Health Care – Political Hotsheet
    March 19 2010 6:46 PM Mark Knoller
    On no other issue has President Obama put in as much effort and displayed as much passion as on health care.
    Since launching his campaign for health care reform with a White House forum on March 5th of last year, Mr. Obama has delivered 54 speeches and statements on the issue.
    He has done health care events in 12 states, some of them more than once. He’s done 9 Town Hall Meetings on health care and made it the focus of 13 of his Saturday radio and Internet addresses.
    And elements of the first speech could be heard more than a year later in the latest….

  30. Since the left is so intent on blaming society for what happened in Boston, and not confronting the real cause, as the following article amply shows, then the left should take personal responsibility for creating a cultural vaccum into which men like these can fall and develop hatred for this country. Multi culturalism is the formula for national disintegration, yet the wealthy in this country fail to see it. They are the ultimate target of this naturally occurring process when structures are removed, yet they think opportunistic bigots like Obama and his henchmen will protect them. It is a remarkable exercise in self delusion by them.


    « BACK | PRINT
    From Melting Pot to Pressure Cooker

    By: Erick Erickson (Diary) | April 26th, 2013 at 04:31 AM | 15


    There is a battle of funny headlines playing out across America.

    According to the Wall Street Journal, “Suspects Roused by Jihadist Thought.”

    Surprisingly, the New York Times headline was “Boston Suspect Cites Islamic Extremist Beliefs as Motive”. Unsurprisingly, they changed it to “Boston Suspects Are Seen as Self-Taught and Fueled by Web”. Note that now, instead of fueled by religious zeal, it’s the series of tubes known as the internet that did it.

    The Washington Post, of course, has to take all the religion out of it and blame America.”Boston bombing suspect cites U.S. wars as motivation, officials say,” reads the Washington Post headline.

    Credit where it is due, the Washington Post does a masterful job of blaming America. “[T]he evidence so far suggests they were “self-radicalized” through Internet sites and U.S. actions in the Muslim world.” The Internet and American actions did it.

    Time magazine is already exploring whether boxing might have had something to do with it.

    It is amazing that within a one week period the media went from speculating that right wingers were celebrating Hitler’s birthday on tax day to blaming Chechen nationalism to hearing the bomber say he was inspired by Islam to announcing it’s not him, it’s us to blame.

    Had it been a tea partier who launched a terror attack at the Boston Marathon, the media would spend weeks blaming Republicans, conservatives, talk radio rhetoric, and Fox News hosts for inspiring the bombing.

    But because the bomber himself says he was inspired by his religious faith and that faith happens to be Islam, the media will ascribe other reasons to explain the attack that are more palatable to the its liberal sensibilities. As often happens in these cases, the media quickly descends into blaming America first.

    One of the most insane pieces of the whole past week was from Marc Ambinder, a respected journalist, who explicitly says we should blame America, not Islam, for the bombers.

    So stuck in a liberal world view blinding him to reality, along with most of the press corps in America, he can’t see to the actual nugget of truth he’s trying to grasp for — liberalism.

    Let us be very clear here. In the past decade we have seen that not all Muslims are terrorists, but just about every terrorist has been a Muslim.

    As more young Muslim men come of age in a post-modern America, the problem of home grown terrorism is going to be far worse than the terrorism we’ve previously seen. We see this shaping up in Great Britain.

    There, the culture has given up on assimilation. It is more and more considered bigotry to think that there might be some quintessentially English characteristics, values, and manners all must embrace. Instead, people can live on the fringe of society without ever having to assimilate.

    People, with a natural longing for common culture, concentrate among those most like them. Young Muslim men concentrate with other young Muslim men. In the culture vacuum, they embrace a powerful intoxicant of self-sacrifice for the cause of radical Islam.

    The British welfare state allows these young Muslim men to sit on the sidelines as second class citizens, alienated from common British society, without any need to assimilate into British society. It is an inoffensive multiculturalism rotting common culture.

    This is beginning to happen here. The melting pot has instead become a pressure cooker.

    The Tsarnaev brothers lived in Massachusetts, a state where if Bob wants to be known as Sheila in the public schools, the other kids will get punished for calling Bob . . . well . . . Bob.

    Liberalism infests society. The Tsarnaev brothers, like so many immigrants, were not required to assimilate into American society. They were left to do it to the degree they wished on their own as all other immigrants are today. Granted, the younger of the two men was much more assimilated into American life. How much pressure his older brother put on him to abandon American culture in favor of terrorism is something we’ll find out about in the coming weeks and months.

    Every person wants a sense of belonging. But post-modern America offers no sense of belonging into a greater culture. Each culture is relative.

    There is no truth. The very idea of an essential Americanness is racist to many on the left. Left to their own devices, each person in a quest for culture will gravitate to the familiar, the comfortable, and that which elevates the soul with a sense of connection.

    Some young blacks, Hispanics, Asians and others left out of society often join gangs to find their sense of community.

    Many young evangelicals are more and more embracing a quasi-communal near hippy existence, as if reliving the first days of the church, with other young evangelicals intent on separating themselves from the world.

    Young white rich kids are becoming trustafarians. That is, they live a nomadic life of near-poverty, traveling around the world, playing at being poor but all the while actually living off mom and dad’s financial largesse.

    Then there are young Muslim men adrift in liberal, post-modern America. Their religion is not, contrary to the political correct, a religion of peace, but of submission.

    Many of the Muslims who are most absorbed into their religion intend to fill the cultural vacuum left by the post-modern liberals of the West with Islam. We will all submit one way or the other. Compared to all other religions in the Twentieth and Twenty-first century, only Islam seems to generate people willing to kill for their religion.

    If you do not believe me, announce on Twitter you intend to burn the Koran and see what happens. Remember, we are talking about a religion that, if the Obama White House is to be believed, went into international riots over a poorly produced You Tube video and an idiot pastor in Florida.

    We have allowed, due to our liberal values and constitutional priorities on free exercise of religion, the one religion on earth that cannot, in its natural state, peacefully coexist with other religions, to migrate across the map.

    Instead of pouring into Islam the western values of toleration for other ideas, values, and ways of life as Islam migrated, liberalism decided that not only would it be bigoted to do, we must not even dare confront it or treat it differently from religions that do not produce suicide bombers and international riots.

    Now, in America, we have an untamed religion with calls for submission not tempered by the extra 600 years Christianity has had to temper, a liberalism that has left a cultural vacuum wherein many find themselves adrift looking to their own cultural connections to find their place in the world, and young Muslim men who, in that cultural vacuum, look not just to Islam, but an empowering Islam that can fill deep voids through demands for submission.

    Boston is just the beginning.

  31. One good development is a sea of misery:

    Posted by William A. Jacobson Friday, April 26, 2013 at 8:10am

    Just thought you’d be interested in some news about me.

    At a Cornell Law School faculty vote on Wednesday I was promoted to full Clinical Professor of Law. It’s not tenure, which is a Cornell University designation not available to clinical faculty, but it complies with ABA Standard 405 (“a form of security of position reasonably similar to tenure”).

    For the past 4 1/2 years, in other words, I’ve been flying without a parachute, hah!

    The funny thing is how many nasty emails and comments I’ve received over the years insisting that if I didn’t have tenure I wouldn’t have the guts to say what I have said. Well, I didn’t and I did.

    Over the years numerous people tried to interfere in my employment or get me fired — including the lawyer in Philadelphia who threatened to organize a boycott and the Elizabeth Warren supporter who engaged in a campaign of harassment. The sad truth is that they might have been successful at some academic institutions, a point I discussed in “Coming Out As A Conservative On Campus”.

    Fortunately, I work at a place which values diversity of opinion, academic freedom, and freedom of thought and speech. Major kudos to Cornell Law School for living up to its mission statement of Lawyers in the Best Sense.

    I don’t share many personal details here, but I will reveal one deep secret. I never actually planned to be a law professor, it just happened. Eye problems forced me to give up my law practice in 2006 and sit home for over a year. Somehow I landed in Ithaca late in 2007. So this promotion is personally satisfying coming at the end of a long road of professional rebound.

  32. Yesterday, a strong O supporter and I were talking about taxes and the IRS. When I mentioned that the IRS would be in charge of collecting fines from people that didn’t buy healthcare she argued with me and said, “That’s not true!”…of course I didn’t let that go and it took me awhile to convince her that, yes, it was true under her dear leaders new ObamaCare.

    Talk about uninformed and still expecting unicorns and pixie dust.

  33. Leanora

    This is weird. Perhaps a little pathetic.

    Miss Korea 2013 Pageant Contestants All Look the Same

    I’m not really sure how this fits into the Hillaryis44 blog, but looking at the link you posted, there are lots of photos but only 5 different women. Each woman has several photos in different clothes and hairstyles in her own row.
    Someone that can’t see that, needs glasses.

  34. I stand corrected, there are less women than 5, there are only two women, possibly 3 in all those photos and the person that put this article on the internet is very deceiving.

    Look a little harder Leanora, and be more critical of the articles on the internet that seem ‘pathetic’.

  35. Chain Migration Will Bury the Republic and Republican Party

    By: Daniel Horowitz (Diary) | April 26th, 2013 at 10:36 AM | 5


    Throughout the past week, we’ve focused on many of the individual details in the Schumer/Rubio bill. However, it’s important to step back and look at the bill in totality. Between all of the amnesties, guest worker programs, and massive expansions in legal immigration, this bill will set off a seismic chain migration. The effects on the welfare system and our ability to absorb so many immigrants will be felt within 5-10 years. Yesterday, Senator Sessions broke down the comprehensive effects of the bill on chain migration as follows:

    Those who qualify for the broad DREAM fast-track amnesty under S. 744—estimated by the Center for Immigration Studies’ Steve Camarota to be between two and three million people—are able to become citizens after being in registered provisional immigrant (RPI) status (the general amnesty) for five years. Those five years are deemed as having been spent in legal permanent resident status (under current law LPRs must wait five years before becoming citizens).
    There is NO AGE CAP on eligibility
    The Secretary of Homeland Security can allow a deported DREAM beneficiary who is outside the U.S. or who has re-entered the U.S. illegally after the December 31, 2011 cut-off date to apply for this status.

    Illegal agriculture workers will also be placed on an expedited path: green cards in five years and citizenship in 10. This could apply to almost a million people or more.

    DREAM beneficiaries will also be able to get green cards for their parents, spouses, and children five years from enactment. Those family members will then be eligible for citizenship five years after that. Therefore, the DREAM provision of the bill alone could be responsible for potentially as many as 10 million new citizens over an approximate 10-plus year time frame.

    S. 744 would allow unlimited visas for the spouses and children of all green card holders—both those currently illegal and new legal immigrants, leading to exponential chain migration.

    In addition, under S. 744, any LPR can petition for visas for adult unmarried sons and daughters (but they must wait for a visa to become available). A citizen also will be able to petition for their married sons and daughters under the age of 31 if visas are available under the family-based visa cap.

    S. 744 appears to allow those who have been granted status under President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy (DACA) to immediately adjust to LPR status under a “streamlined procedure” determined by the Secretary and consistent with the DACA requirements. These individuals may petition for visas for family members in the same manner as the LPRs described above. According to USCIS statistics, 472,004 DACA applications were accepted for review between August 2012 and March 2013; 268,361 were approved, 16,778 were deemed incomplete and required resubmission, and only 1,377 were denied.

    As with all illegal immigrants under S.744, eligibility is extended to those with two misdemeanor criminal convictions, those who have overstayed their visas, forged documents, absconded from removal proceedings, had felony arrests, etc.

    Taking into account the expedited legalization of illegal immigrants, the expansion of low-skill legal immigration, and the new avenues for chain migration, the bill would exponentially increase the number of people granted legal status.

    Also, remember that the minute any of them have a baby, that kid is an American citizen, making the family eligible immediately for welfare. This is something that is lost on those who say they have to wait 5-10 years to collect benefits. Just yesterday, the Washington Examiner reported that the USDA is advertising in foreign consulates that you need not be a legal resident to collect food stamps:

    The USDA said the program is designed to help American children. “[The USDA Food and Nutrition Service] understands that mixed status households may be particularly vulnerable,” FNS’ Yibo Wood wrote to Mexican embassy officials in a January 2012 email. “Many of these households contain a non-citizen parent and a citizen child.”

    Therein lies the big lie about the welfare issue. You simply cannot have open borders, chain migration, unqualified birthright citizenship, and a welfare state at the same time. In the context of the time we live in, we need to have a targeted immigration process that identifies those who will benefit the country at large (not a few special interests), and make it easier and cheaper for them to go through the process. Random chain migration will spell the end of the Republic.


    Members of the Senate’s bipartisan Gang of Eight have stressed that under their new immigration plan, currently illegal immigrants will have to wait more than a decade before achieving citizenship. Newly-legalized immigrants will be given a provisional status and “will have to stay in that status until at least ten years elapse and [border security] triggers are met,” Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio told Fox News on April 14. “Then the only thing they get is a chance to apply for a green card via the legal immigration system.” The green card process would take additional years, meaning the road to full citizenship could take as long as 15, or even 18, years.

    Unless it doesn’t. A little-noticed exception in the Gang of Eight bill provides a fast track for many — possibly very many — currently illegal immigrants. Under a special provision for immigrants who have labored at least part-time in agriculture, that fast track could mean permanent residency in the U.S., and then citizenship, in half the time Rubio said. And not just for the immigrants themselves — their spouses and children, too.

    A second provision in the legislation creates another fast track for illegal immigrants who came to the United States before they were 16 — the so-called Dreamers. The concept suggests youth, but the bill has no age limit for such immigrants — or their spouses and children — and despite claims that they must go to college or serve in the military to be eligible, there is an exception to that requirement as well.

  37. Shadowfax
    April 26, 2013 at 11:47 am
    Yesterday, a strong O supporter and I were talking about taxes and the IRS. When I mentioned that the IRS would be in charge of collecting fines from people that didn’t buy healthcare she argued with me and said, “That’s not true!”…of course I didn’t let that go and it took me awhile to convince her that, yes, it was true under her dear leaders new ObamaCare.

    Talk about uninformed and still expecting unicorns and pixie dust.

    bingo…just wait until the rest of the O supporters find out…all hell is going to break loose…

    so damn stupid that they would give what is left of our personal power over to the IRS…

    talk about uninformed…a big percentage of them do not even know who the damn VP of the USA is…

  38. admin

    It was the day before the Boston Marathon, and Jim Duggan’s morning was off to a slow start.

    Wow, that story is chilling and gives a bit more info.

    – The brothers didn’t have/bring a car, and they had the bombs ready and loaded – a day before.
    – The older brother was the leader and was very aggressive to even his toadie little brother.
    – They went to Cambridge the night before, why? They already had their bombs ready.

  39. Rutgers student Mykyta Panasenko, 27, was arrested in Hoboken on April 7 aboard a NJ Transit train bound for Suffern, New York. He was carrying two improvised explosive devices, according to police.

    His arrest wasn’t reported by authorities at the time, but became public after he appeared in Hudson County Court on Wednesday.

  40. We wrote last week about why Obama won’t call it “terror”. Earlier today Wbboei discussed O’Reilly’s pro Obama slant even as O’Reilly pretends he is “tough” on Obama. Miller slaps O’Reilly around a bit and discusses his reason why Obama won’t say “terror” or “Islamic terror”:

    Dennis Miller went off on an epic rant tonight on the O’Reilly Factor. Miller couldn’t hide his frustration with Obama refusing the use the term Islamic Jihad or Islamic terror. Miller also went off Muslims like the CAIR idiot who appeared on O’Reilly last night Nirod Asshat or Nihad Awad whatever the hell his name is. Miller even appeared frustrated at Bill O’Reilly as he still insists on shilling for Obama in hopes of landing another Super Bowl interview. You know what I’d like to see? Fox News dump old Bill O’Reilly and give Dennis Miller his time slot. Of course, that will never happen as O’Reilly is so far up Roger Ailes ass, he will stay on the air until he can’t speak and begins to drool. Veterans are getting their benefits cut back while Obama and the Democrats put the Muslim terrorist Tsarnaevs brothers on welfare.

    Dennis Miller absolutely nailed it tonight. Why wouldn’t Obama call out Muslim jihadists, but has no problem bashing people who ‘cling to their guns, bible and religion?’ Either Obama is stupid, creepy, or a genius like the HAL 9000 computer.

  41. Speedbump and Stoner’s Mama on terror watchlist. Exactly, what kind of work takes place at the FBI?

    The mother of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was herself on a federal terrorism database some 18 months before the attack, according to The Associated Press.

    Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, who had reportedly become more radical in her Muslim faith around the same time as her son, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was added to the classified intelligence database known by the acronym TIDE at the CIA’s request.

  42. admin

    April 26, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Obama cannot be trusted on any issue:

    What’s at stake here is whether anything that this president now says is believable around the world. When you say “red line,” and you make the red line way out there – it’s not the slaughter of 80,000 of your own people. It’s the use of chemical weapons – and then you get definitive evidence that it has been used, and you don’t do anything, then your word means nothing.

    Afternoon all!! Great post admin. Down to business. I am no huge fan of Krauthammer. He has a tendency to demonize all that is not uber conservative even when that is proven to be the wrong point of view. That said, this quote should be on the front page of every publication in circulation in the United States. The implications of Bumbles INACTION are as bad, if not worse, than his stupid actions. The entire reason that the Cuban Missle crisis happened was because Kruschev wanted to test the new young president. He COULD HAVE done the same thing when Eisenhower was in office, but he knew that Eisenhower wouldn’t be pushed around, proof laying squarely in the decision to begin the major risky costly push to kill (not capture) Hitler on a nasty rainy day in June 1944.

    Luckily for the world, that young president, even after the failure at the Bay of Pigs, drew what turned out to be the correct line in the sand and after getting the information that it was crossed (missles being identified by U2 overflights), acted in a responsible manner with not with a poker face, but rather with his finger on the button. That gamble cost the Russian premier everything.

    Fast forward to today. Uncle Fluffy draws a line in the sand so that he can look good in a speech with no intention of backing it up. This is heard and seem by both ally and enemy of the United States worldwide. By doing nothing, it strengthens our enemies’ collective positions, including China and Russia who would now have no problem fomenting chaos in the world for their own gain by backing these small satellite countries and dictators around the world, and it simultaneously weakens our allies’ collective positions. His inactions gives them no cover in terms of what cover they can be afforded should they find themselves in situations that require our strength.

    Furthermore, and this is the most galling situation, the developing countries that we COULD be allying with, both to strengthen their positions and to enhance our bad economic state, see this waffling and proceed to turn to China and Russia for (of all things) STABILITY. I am speaking of the African nations that see this idiot as one of them. I am speaking of a continent of resources that should be the breeding ground for the next world industrial revolution. I am speaking of the oil contracts signed by 3 West African countries (Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon) with China. China’s $10 billion contract with Nigeria will produce no less than 10,000 jobs between the 2 countries and a source of sweet crude that will power their economic growth.

    WE ARE SO F%^KED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Hillary 2016

  43. It is like talking about the Consitution to someone who has neither read or understands it, and is therefore likely to say why is he so hot and bothered…wbb

    And this is referring to whom?

  44. wbboei

    April 26, 2013 at 10:56 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope that the many students that have passed and continue to pass through your tutelage appreciate the wealth of wisdom you have 😀

    Keep up the good work!!!!

    Hillary 2016

  45. I saw the interview with Dennis Miller when it happened, it was impressive. He is like going crazy, much like us, with the realization…

    We are all FUC&ED

  46. TheRock
    April 26, 2013 at 3:19 pm
    I think Bill is reaching many young minds, or rescuing then from the culture induced group think of their generation which blinds them to how badly they are being exploited and screwed.

  47. This man is evil. I can’t think of another word.

    Obama: “God Bless Planned Parenthood… We Got To Spread The Word, Particularly Among Young Women” (Video)
    Barack Obama praised Planned Parenthood today saying,
    “God bless Planned Parenthood… We got to spread the word, particularly to young women.”
    Planned Parrenthood performs roughly 289,000 abortions each year.

  48. Amesty is a civil right? According to Holder?

    Where in the civil code or the Constitution is the citation for that?

    Let me tell you what I believe he is really saying.

    Breaking the law
    Is a civil right
    Unless you’re white
    Then its a capital offense

    –Eric Holder, former Obama Attorney General, Federal Judge, Defender of Fast and Furious

    Eric really is the gift that keeps giving. Now there is a guy O’Reilly should be going after, rather than Barney Frank. Barney is harmless, whereas Holder is not, and there are hundreds of dead people in Mexico, and dead border agent who can attest to it. All kidding aside however, in all his life Eric has done nothing to uphold the rule of law. He puts a racist slant on everything he does. And given the positions he has held, from US attorney, to Judge, to Attorney General, that is a sad commentary.

  49. There will be no border left if this Immigration bill goes forward. It would be a castrophe for all concerned. We cannot have bills like this one which are a Christmas tree for special interests and a death knell for the American People. I would not scruple to say that no member of the Gang of Eight represents the people of this country. They are only interested in what is best for the party and for the special interests who line their pockets. That is my feeling.

  50. The first guy to really blow the whistle on Eric and his racist policies was the estimable Christian Adams–a former Assistant US Attorney in the Civil Rights Division, who objected to Holder’s position that the civil rights laws pertaining to voter fraud and intimidation do not protect white people. I really do not care what Eric says about public policy issues, because knowing his bias, I know what his is going to say before he says it.

  51. A rather unwelcome reminder for the nation. Perhaps for obama too.

    Plane landing gear belonging to 9/11 Boeing jet found at ‘Ground Zero mosque’ updated 4/27/13
    The piece of the doomed plane was found two blocks north of the Lower Manhattan site where the Freedom Tower is rising to replace the Twin Towers. The gear remained untouched Friday and won’t be moved until officials can test it for contaminants. The NYPD is securing the location as it would a crime scene, documenting it photographically and restricting access until the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner completes its health and safety evaluation.
    The horrors of 9/11 were revisited Friday when landing gear from a hijacked plane was discovered hidden behind the controversial “Ground Zero Mosque.”
    The grim discovery by surveyors bolstered claims the city mismanaged the cleanup after the terrorist attack, which has left more than 1,100 victims still unaccounted for, nearly 12 years later.
    The torn relic also brought renewed heartache to some victims’ families who opposed plans to build a Muslim place of worship at 51 Park Place, just two blocks north of the 9/11 Memorial….

  52. Leanora
    April 27, 2013 at 5:33 am
    More and more people are seeing O’Reilly for what he really is. This excerpt is simply more evidence. Beck has documentary evidence that the clueless ideologue is lying Napolitano is lying through her teeth, which comes to him from sources inside government, that there is in fact a Saudi connection to the royal family, which by the way should surprise no one who knows their history, including bin Laden’s pedigree, but watch how dismissive O’Reilly is of that. And then watch how he personalizes it at the end, with the supposedly good natured suggestion that Beck is a wack job. O’Reilly is a closet Obama supporter, and there is no denying it. Just another corrupt journalist, polishing up his celebrity and manifestly not looking out for the folks. He is looking out for Obama. Notice as well, when Dennis suggested that he go after Obama, he says well er if he ever came on my show, and passes the baton to Ed Henry. Well, we saw what happened before when the Marxist came one The Factor, when O’Reilly melted like an ice cube in the August sun.

  53. Another thing Dennis Miller did in that piece that was fantastic was he unmasked O’Reilly’s ploy which has got 90% of his conservative audience fooled. What he does is he brings on left wing ideologues, nihilists, holocaust deniers, Barney Frank, and others so far outside the mainstream that they are laughable, and then he proceeds to beat the shit out of them ala Joe Pine. But give him Obama–or a formidable opponent and the lion becomes a pussy cat. Just looking out for the folks. Well . . . fuck him. He aint fool’n anyone who is paying attention. With him, it is theater without substance. Don’t get me wrong, some of the things his writers put in his script are correct and worth saying. But when he reads them, I wonder if he is any more committed than say Brian Williams, who is an empty suit.

  54. Another thing Dennis Miller did in that piece that was fantastic was he unmasked O’Reilly’s ploy which has got 90% of his conservative audience fooled. What he does is he brings on left wing ideologues, nihilists, holocaust deniers, Barney Frank, and others so far outside the mainstream that they are laughable, and then he proceeds to beat the shit out of them ala Joe Pine. But give him Obama–or a formidable opponent and the lion becomes a pussy cat. Just looking out for the folks.
    The further point is–you do not need to give these jamokes a podium. When you do that, it is PT Barnum time, and it is a distraction from the serious issues confronting the country. That is another thing wrong with O’Reilly.

  55. The Senate Judiciary Committee held two hearings earlier this week in advance of marking up the Gang of Eight’s comprehensive amnesty bill. The first was a nearly 8-hour long marathon with a parade of witnesses from Big Business to Big Labor to Special Interest groups with just a few witnesses sprinkled in to testify about the need for more interior enforcement, better border security, and the huge fiscal drain that an amnesty would have on the nation’s future.

    The following day, the Committee brought in DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano.

    Here’s what we learned. . .


    Every part of the bill was written as though America is facing a severe labor shortage crisis. Monday’s hearing featured one industry spokesperson after another who testified that Americans from high-school drop outs to the laid off engineer were either too lazy or too uneducated to fill U.S. labor needs at the wages being offered. The only guarantees in the bill concern large increases in the pool of available foreign workers, including millions of illegal workers who receive amnesty.


    The legalization comes first. There are no hard enforcement triggers for the initial amnesty (legalization + work permits). Chris Crane, ICE Officer and President of the National ICE Council testified to that on Monday. No one disputed that point and it has been reported in the press.


    Sen. Schumer and company called Sen. Rubio’s bluff: Back in January, Rubio promised, “If, in fact, this bill does not have real triggers in there…if there is not language in this bill that guarantees that nothing else will happen unless these enforcement mechanisms are in place, I won’t support it.”

    Since the bill has been available to read, Rubio has issued repeated statements that are contradicted by his own legislation and by Schumer.


    No one seems capable of explaining what will happen to future illegal aliens if the bill passes (see Roy’s blog).

    The bill excludes post-December 31, 2011 illegal aliens. What happens to them? The bill also calls for expanded guest worker programs. What happens to the guest workers who don’t go home when their work visa expires?

    Will the administration ramp up interior enforcement to detect and remove illegal aliens not covered by the bill? Or will the administration adopt the “attrition through enforcement” approach both the White House and Gang of Eight have decried? Or will the bill preserve the status quo immigration enforcement that gives “prosecutorial discretion” to non-violent aliens unlawfully residing and working in the country, thus building up a new illegal population to be amnestied at a later date? The bill doesn’t say. The bill’s authors won’t say.

    Tell Congress What We Learned
    Tell your Three Members of Congress that the bill is a bonanza for special interests, the trigger provisions are meaningless, and there are no guarantees for future interior enforcement. We’ve posted a new fax on your Action Board to send to all of your Members of Congress.

    Fax your Members of Congress

    or click

  56. Justice Cardozo talked about the tendency of democratic institutions to expand themselves to the limits of their logic. Equality fits that definition. Consider the fact that something as fundamental to sovereignty and identity as citizenship, must now yield to equality of illegals, because as Holder so clearly put it, amnesty–and all that goes with it is a “civil right”. Of course, he can find no legal authority for that proposition, but if it undermines white people politically, or financially, then he is in favor of it. His entire career of so called public service can be understood in that light. It is hardly surprising that during his university days, he was one of the people who wore a black arm band. The reason the country is going down the drain now is because people who think like Holder and Obama are in charge, and are dismantling our nation domestically and internationally, as we speak.

    Democracy May Have Had Its Day’
    Donald Kagan, Yale’s great classicist gives his final lecture, fighting as ever for Western civilization.

    As dean, Mr. Kagan championed hard sciences, rigorous hiring standards for faculty, and the protection of free speech. Those who see liberal education in crisis return to those ideas. “Crisis suggests it might recover,” Mr. Kagan shoots back. “Maybe it’s had its day. Democracy may have had its day. Concerns about the decline of liberty in our whole polity is what threatens all of the aspects of it, including democracy.”

    Taking a grim view of the Periclean era in Athens, Plato and Aristotle believed that democracy inevitably led to tyranny. The Founding Fathers took on their criticism and strove to balance liberty with equality under the law. Mr. Kagan, who grew up a Truman Democrat, says that when he was young the U.S. needed to redress an imbalance by emphasizing equality. The elite universities after the war opened to minorities and women, not to mention Brooklyn College grads like himself—then “it was all about merit,” he says.

    The 1960s brought a shift and marked his own political awakening. Teaching at Cornell, Mr. Kagan watched armed black students occupy a university building in 1969. The administration caved to their demands without asking them to give up their rifles and bandoliers. He joined Allan Bloom and other colleagues in protest. In the fall of that year, he moved to Yale. Bloom ended up at the University of Chicago and in 1987 published “The Closing of the American Mind,” his best-selling attack on the shortcomings of higher education.

    In the decades since, faculties have gained “extraordinary authority” over universities, Mr. Kagan says. The changes in the universities were mirrored in the society at large. “The tendency in this century and in the previous century at least has been toward equality of result and every other kind of equality that could be claimed without much regard for liberty,” he says. “Right now the menace is certainly to liberty.”

  57. One final point: government, regardless of the form it takes, will always favor equality over liberty. The mere existence of personal liberty is a threat to the institution of government. And as with any other institution, its tendency over time is to increase its power. By contrast, government is quite congenial to the notion of equality, because it reduces the individual to a statistic. Stalin put the proposition most bluntly yet correctly when he said one death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic. That same principle applies, of course, to Obamacare.

  58. Freakin’ Bill O’freakin’ Riley is a windbag when talking about or to Obama.

    He has been able to interview the rusted calf, at least twice that I know of, and doesn’t even come close to anything other than butt kissing his leader. Tough questions, bs! Even his good buddy Dennis Miller is trying to play whack-a-mole with O’Riley’s tough bark but toothless questions and interviews. O’Riley thinks he defends himself by barking a little louder and tossing up his hands.

    Gimme a break. O’Riley was nothing less than star struck when he talked to O.

  59. One final point: government, regardless of the form it takes, will always favor equality over liberty.
    Even in a feudalistic society, the lord and lady saw as peasants as equal to each other, but certainly not to them.

  60. Shadow, apart from the fact that O’Reilly is a coward, and a poseur, he is first and foremost, a narcissist. On those occasions when he has a guest on who has something to say, as opposed to the circus freaks he can attack, the stupid bastard cuts them off when they start to say something important, and substitutes his own low brow interpretations of what they have said, or yanks their chain and pulls them to something he wants to discuss. In those cases, he ends up sabotaging his own interviews, because he thinks he is more important than his guest.

  61. Wbboei, there is also one other item that is never discussed when it comes to O’Reilly. One of his regulars is Jesse Watters who does some fun interviews and cuts them into comic segments. Watters also donated to the Obama campaign. Why is it that this has never been addressed? Republican and conservative media have mostly ignored this angle of the O’Reilly story and the few that have underplayed the story.

  62. FoxyLadi14, the policy is inflict maximum pain on the public that pays their salaries. Big Media won’t give this story the emphasis it deserves because tonight is their big party night. As to every other night, those are nights when they are on protect Obama duty.

  63. Here is the answer to the question which is nagging O’Reilly: why does Obama refuse to say the words jihad or radical Islam? Also, this passage comment is important because it identifies the motive of the wealth who support the forces behind Obama: (they) keep feeding the crocodile hoping he eats you last. This is the old story of Julio Lobo (Julius Wolf) in Cuba, who mistakenly believed he could ride the tiger of the communist revolution. At the end of the day, Willie Sutton had it right when he was asked why he robbed banks and he responded: because that is where the money is. In any event, here is the comment:

    ‘Obama cannot bring himself to say the words “Islamic Extremist” or “Radical Islamist,” but if a group of White Supremacists committed an act of terrorism, you can bet he and his administration would be on every television station saying the words “White Supremacist” or “Right Wing Extremist.” It’s all politics. They have made their bed with radical Islam because it furthers their agenda. What they don’t understand is that it’s like that old saying, you keep feeding the crocodile hoping that it will eat you last. The left has a sincere belief they can appease those with whom they have bedded down. It won’t be until its too late that they will understand what they have willingly done, if some understand at all.’

  64. I see what you mean admin. Since I do not watch O’Reilly, or television in general, I did not realize this guy. Well, I googled him and saw what you are referring to. He looks like the class clown in the third grade, and his political sensibilities are stuck somewhere in that age range.

  65. There is that saying in The Man From La Mancha: may the cure be not worse than the disease. We have that problem in spades with the current administration. Obama care is a perfect example. It will cause the cost of health insurance to go up and the quality of care to go down. The Gang of eight bill suffers from the exact same problem. Far from curing the problem of illegal immigration it will exacerbate it while bankrupting the nation. Not one train wreck–but two, at the very time we have out of control debt, high unemployment and a moribund economy. In this mad plunge into darkness, big media refuses to ask the logical questions, which their protected position under the first amendment bids them to ask: first, is now the time to tackle this issue? second, why can’t this bill be broken up into bite sized pieces? The truth is, big media is so far to the left and so invested in the culture war, that they are willing to sink the country. Nothing is more obvious.

  66. Government crackdown on Muslims following Muslim terrorist bombings at Boston Marathon

    No, sadly, NOT the American government, the Russian government! Russian law enforcement officers detained 140 people at a Muslim prayer room in Moscow on Friday as part of a search for Islamist militants…while the Obama Regime does little more than warn people not to be suspicious of Muslims.

  67. You might think from what I have said up to this point that I am opposed to immigration. That is not at all my position. My position is that it is irresponsible to admit huge numbers of people into this country and granting them the rights and privileges of citizenship, when there is no evidence they have any skills we need, will contribute and there is an asymetry of information. But that is exactly what this gang of 8 proposal does.

    In the field of insurance there is a principle called adverse selection which tells us why. Suppose you are an insurance company. Suppose that you decide to offer automobile insurance to anyone who wants it at a fixed premium. And suppose you decide there will be no underwriting standards–whoever wants it gets it. Experience, logic and common sense will tell you that the people who are bad risks will apply in unprecedented numbers. Over a short period of time your loss experience will be so bad, that the program will go bankrupt. If this bill goes through with the chain the same thing will happen to this country.

  68. “One of the ways you control what people think is by creating the illusion that there’s a debate going on, but making sure that that debate stays within very narrow margins. …you have to make sure that both sides in the debate accept certain assumptions….”—Noam Chomsky
    That is what big media does routinely. Whether it is their position that 15% real unemployment is “the new normal”, or amnesty for lawbreakers of color is a “civil right”, or it is not really a problem that China has a death grip on our economy because they need our economy in order to survive, or Obama is our greatest president despite all the evidence that he is destroying this nation, or they just report the facts, these people are the real enemy. For them, John McCain and Lindsay Graham, who are little more than pale imitation dimocrats and neocons are legitimate conservatives is the biggest joke of all. But in the midst of the mountain of lies, Marco is at a come to Jesus moment with this republic destroying bill that he signed his name to, which when all the slimy details come out will destroy the very foundation of what he claims to stand for as a conservative, and a religious man. I do not envy him.

  69. One of the questions I have been pondering for some time is why so many young people have given up on the country and the principles on which it is founded–which have given unprecedented liberty and prosperity to generations of Americans. Instead they swallow the manchurian bullshit of the left hook line and sinker. Why? My assumption has been that they see no future for themselves, but I am sure that there is more to it than just that. Here is a comment from another site which takes aim at that question, and offers a more nuanced explanation, and begs the question apre le deluge (the imperial reign of asshole Obama, and the economic collapse it is certain to engender)–quo vadis? The rich think they will be spared, but the truth is we are all in the same boat.

    There is so much hair-trigger fear floating out there. We are in a very unsettled time. The messianic qualities ascribed to Obama particularly during his 2008 election showed something very much was out of whack – people were not just looking for a leader; they were looking for a savior.

    Many possible explanations: the “green” scare has taken deep routings from grade schools on up; loss of US global economic supremacy; too many unskilled, dope smoking young people with little hope for an engaged future; shallow celebrity-worshiping culture fostering the worst possible values; hauntings from an unnecessary war; desire for easy wealth yet reviling those who do achieve it; alienating wedge of public employee unions between the governed and their government.

    Maybe it is the mortality anxieties of aging baby-boomers who never once contemplated their own inherently existential fears.

  70. foxyladi14
    April 27, 2013 at 5:46 pm
    I think this is worthy of a double post. See my comment two lines up.

  71. wbboei
    April 27, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    April 27, 2013 at 5:46 pm
    I think this is worthy of a double post. See my comment two lines up.


  72. We all know Bill O plays both sides…surprise, but I do think he is scared of the Terrorist and at least brought people on such as Dennis, Muslim Congressman Ellison and Nihad Awad, the founder and executive director of the controversial pro-Muslim group the Council on American-Islamic Relations. So what is the point? Because he is on Fox? Because he fools people that want to be fooled, that want to believe none of this is real? That he says he is conservative but in reality he is only narcissistic and self serving, with a womanizer thrown into the mix? Because he has the pulpit and could do so much more?

    We get absolutely nothing of truth from Main media.

    We are on an island surrounded by sharks willing to participate, ie Rubio,in the demise of the country. Real demise, no coming back demise.

    People put the monster back in office despite unemployment, despite all he has done and not gone, all the broken promises, the lies, the race baiting. It is mind blowing. He said he was going to change America and he has. We have met Satan and he is us.

  73. gonzotx
    April 27, 2013 at 5:56 pm
    The problem is the whole game is rigged, and unlike before, the tide is receding. I think we have a few people left who are willing to speak truth to power, but you can count them on one hand. The people need leadership, and it has not been forthcoming. What has been forthcoming is the crudest version of racism, welfare statism, bread and circuses. Here is the explanation which one commenter made for the insanity which afflicts this nation:

    There is so much hair-trigger fear floating out there. We are in a very unsettled time. The messianic qualities ascribed to Obama particularly during his 2008 election showed something very much was out of whack – people were not just looking for a leader; they were looking for a savior.

    Many possible explanations: the “green” scare has taken deep routings from grade schools on up; loss of US global economic supremacy; too many unskilled, dope smoking young people with little hope for an engaged future; shallow celebrity-worshiping culture fostering the worst possible values; hauntings from an unnecessary war; desire for easy wealth yet reviling those who do achieve it; alienating wedge of public employee unions between the governed and their government.

    Maybe it is the mortality anxieties of aging baby-boomers who never once contemplated their own inherently existential fears.

  74. “In the Muslim communities around the world, they do not like us, I think we really have to consider, given the fact that so many people hate us, that we’re going to have to cut off Muslim students coming to this country for some period of time so that we can absorb what we’ve got, and look at what we’ve got, and decide whether some of the people here should be sent back home or to prison.”

  75. O’Riley…is looking put for himself. At least with tingles and that crowd they actually
    believe the crap they spew. O’Riley went from a C grade TV guy to one of the most
    powerful and well paid ” analysts” but the man has no core beliefs other than what will
    sustain his ratings and wallet.

  76. The story takes place at the castellated abbey of the “happy and dauntless and sagacious” Prince Prospero. Prospero and one thousand other nobles have taken refuge in this walled abbey to escape the Red Death, a terrible plague with gruesome symptoms that has swept over the land. Victims feel overcome by convulsive agony and sweat blood. The plague is said to kill within half an hour. Prospero and his court are presented as indifferent to the sufferings of the population at large, intending to await the end of the plague in luxury and safety behind the walls of their secure refuge, having welded the doors shut.

    One night, Prospero holds a masquerade ball to entertain his guests in seven colored rooms of the abbey. Six of the rooms are each decorated and illuminated in a specific color: Blue, purple, green, orange, white, and violet. The last room is decorated in black and is illuminated by a scarlet light- “a deep blood color”: because of this chilling pair of colors, very few guests are brave enough to venture into the seventh room. The same room is also the location of a large ebony clock that ominously clangs at each hour, upon which everyone stops talking or dancing and the orchestra stops playing. Once the chiming stops, everyone acts like nothing happened and continue on with the masquerade. At the chiming of midnight, the revelers and Prospero notice one figure in a dark, blood-splattered robe resembling a funeral shroud, with an extremely realistic mask resembling a stiffened cadaver, and with the traits of the Red Death, which all at the ball have been desperate to escape. Gravely insulted, Prospero demands to know the identity of the mysterious guest so that they can hang him. When nobody (out of fear) dares to approach the figure, instead letting him pass through the seven chambers, the Prince pursues him with a drawn dagger until he is cornered in the seventh room, the black room with the scarlet-tinted windows. When the figure turns to face him, the Prince lets out a sharp cry and falls dead. The enraged and terrified revelers surge into the black room and forcibly remove the mask and robe, only to find to their horror that there is no solid form underneath either. Only now do they realize (too late) that the figure is actually the Red Death itself, and all of the guests contract and succumb to the disease. The final line of the story sums up: “And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all.”
    National Journal: DC Never More Out of Touch than During White House Correspondents Dinner

    by Tony Lee 27 Apr 2013, 3:05 PM PDT 244 post a comment View Discussion
    Ron Fournier at the National Journal blistered Saturday’s White House Correspondents Dinner, where celebrities and the permanent political class members — and the reporters who are supposed to keep them accountable — wine and dine the weekend away, oblivious to the stark realities outside the Washington “Boomtown” bubble.

    The publication wrote Washington, “never looks more out of touch than it will this weekend, when movie stars, music moguls, media mavens and their advertisers” gallivant around Washington, D.C., which NBC newsman Tom Brokaw compared to Versailles.

    Referred to by D.C. denizens as “nerd prom,” the dinner, Fournier writes, was “established decades ago to encourage comity between reporters and The Reported,” but has “in recent years been overshadowed by star-gazing, extravagant parties and the antics of hired comics.”

    Fournier writes that the dinner is just “lousy optics” – especially when the country is mired in economic struggles and joblessness, a ballooning federal debt, the Boston Marathon and West, Texas tragedies, and the “blood-red line in Syria.”


    Saturday night’s White House Correspondents Dinner, an annual event that features ultra-wealthy journalists hobnobbing with the tuxedo-clad politicians they are supposed to hold accountable, featured a swaggering President Obama lobbing verbal hand grenades at Republicans, Sheldon Adelson, Fox News, and Rush Limbaugh – and featured Conan O’Brien blowing verbal kisses at the president. While 90 million Americans remain outside the workforce and 47 million remain on foodstamps, the politicians and the media that keeps them in power toasted and roasted each other with aplomb.

    Not one to invoke self-deprecating humor, President Obama was on the offensive all night long. Entering to Ludacris’ “All I Do Is Win,” Obama immediately disclaimed any possibility of jokes about himself: “My advisors were a little worried about the new rap entrance music. They are a little more traditional. They suggested that I should start with some jokes at my own expense. Just take myself down a peg. I was like, ‘Guys, after four and a half years, how many pegs are there left?’”

    Then Obama opened with a crack about Rush Limbaugh. But that was just his opening salvo. After dropping some typically defensive humor about his past — “I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be,” Obama joked, later adding a birther reference – he turned to every Republican who has ever challenged his infallibility.

    “Some folks still don’t think I spend enough time with Congress,” he said. “‘Why don’t you get a drink with Mitch McConnell?’ they ask. Really? Why don’t you get a drink with Mitch McConnell?” The line got a huge laugh from the assembled lapdog media.

    Then he turned to his other rivals in Congress. He said he wanted to begin a new “charm offensive” by going to “a Texas BBQ with Ted Cruz, a Kentucky bluegrass concert with Rand Paul, and a book burning with Michele Bachmann.” He came back to Cruz later for special mention: “Groucho Marx once said — and, Senator Cruz, that’s Groucho Marx, not Karl.”

    Next, he turned his guns on private citizens who give money to people not named Obama. Las Vegas mogul Sheldon Adelson took some solid shots: “Did you know that Sheldon Adelson spent $100 million of his own money last year on negative ads? You’ve got to really dislike me to spend that kind of money. I mean, that’s Oprah money …. Sheldon would have been better off offering me $100 million to drop out of the race.”

    Obama saved some ribbing for the media. Of course, that ribbing came with some patented charmlessness from the arrogant president: “My job is to be president. Your job is to keep me humble. Frankly, I think I’m doing my job better.”

    His heaviest blows were aimed at Fox News; he joked that after History Channel’s massively popular miniseries The Bible cast an actor as Satan that many thought resembled Obama, “Fox News thought the comparison was not fair – to Satan.” But he also poked at NBC (he said that his recent basketball showing, in which he went 2 for 22 from the floor, prompted NBC execs to ask, “What’s your secret?”), MSNBC (David Axelrod working for MSNBC, he said, was “a nice change of pace since MSNBC used to work for David Axelrod), CNN (“Fact is I admire their commitment to cover all sides of a story – just in case one of them happens to be accurate”). He seemed rather upset at Maureen Dowd for daring to question him (“Maureen Dowd said I could solve all of my problems if I was just more like Michael Douglas in The American President. I know Michael’s here tonight. Michael, what’s your secret? Could it be that you were an actor in an Aaron Sorkin liberal fantasy?”

    Then, demonstrating the deep and abiding modesty that characterizes him, Obama lectured the media on doing their jobs, stating that if the media are “only focused on profits or ratings or polls, then we’re contributing to the cynicism that so many people feel right now.”

    But he didn’t have to worry about the media contributing to cynicism about his administration. They were too busy sycophantically guffawing along with him. President Obama may have poked fun at Conan O’Brien, laughing at Conan’s selection: “It’s the age-old dilemma: do you offer it to him now? Or wait five years and give it to Jimmy Fallon?” But O’Brien had no such ribbing in store for the president at this sycophantic farce.

    Demonstrating the fearless comedic chops that landed him at TBS instead of NBC, O’Brien ripped Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) for “struggling to get along” with President Obama. He launched into Bob Woodward, the legendary journalist who had the temerity to call out the White House’s bully tactics. This, in O’Brien’s view, was treason: “The print media still has a big star in Bob Woodward. Earlier the waiter asked if he wanted regular or decaf. And he said, ‘Stop threatening me.’” As for Obama, O’Brien feebly joked that he might be “cold and aloof.”

    The White House Correspondents’ Dinner under the Obama presidency remains an annual reminder that the White House correspondents are indeed largely correspondents owned by the White House. No wonder the media quickly labeled the event a stunning success, giving both Obama and O’Brien high marks. The contemptuous president leveling his guns at political opponents as the media laughs and cheers along will be the crystallizing image from this event.

  78. Fournier writes that the dinner is just “lousy optics” – especially when the country is mired in economic struggles and joblessness, a ballooning federal debt, the Boston Marathon and West, Texas tragedies, and the “blood-red line in Syria.”
    Lousy optics is hardly the problem. The kind of arrogance, materialism, and anti-Americanism they put on display runs wide and deep in the anals of big media. The poet Oscar Wilde summed up the kind of people they are in his poem The Harlot’s House:

    We caught the tread of dancing feet,
    We loitered down the moonlit street,
    And stopped beneath the harlot’s house.

    Inside, above the din and fray,
    We heard the loud musicians play
    The ‘Treues Liebes Herz’ of Strauss.

    Like strange mechanical grotesques,
    Making fantastic arabesques,
    The shadows raced across the blind.

    We watched the ghostly dancers spin
    To sound of horn and violin,
    Like black leaves wheeling in the wind.

    Like wire-pulled automatons,
    Slim silhouetted skeletons
    Went sidling through the slow quadrille,

    Then took each other by the hand,
    And danced a stately saraband;
    Their laughter echoed thin and shrill.

    Sometimes a clockwork puppet pressed
    A phantom lover to her breast,
    Sometimes they seemed to try to sing.

    Sometimes a horrible marionette
    Came out, and smoked its cigarette
    Upon the steps like a live thing.

    Then, turning to my love, I said,
    ‘The dead are dancing with the dead,
    The dust is whirling with the dust.’

    But she–she heard the violin,
    And left my side, and entered in:
    Love passed into the house of lust.

    Then suddenly the tune went false,
    The dancers wearied of the waltz,
    The shadows ceased to wheel and whirl.

    And down the long and silent street,
    The dawn, with silver-sandalled feet,
    Crept like a frightened girl.

  79. Biden admits to what we wrote in 2008:

    Biden: McCain would have beat Obama if economy hadn’t tanked

    Vice President Joe Biden said Friday that Sen. John McCain would have beat Barack Obama in 2008 if the economy hadn’t tanked.

    Biden, who served alongside McCain for more than two decades in the Senate, made the remarks during a discussion with McCain in Sedona, Ariz.

    “The truth of the matter is — Barack knows it, I know — had the economy not collapsed around your ears, John, in the middle of literally — as things were moving — I think you probably would have won,” Biden said, according to the AP. “But it would have been incredibly, incredibly, incredibly close. You inherited a really difficult time.”


    Golf by Day, Party by Night

    Not a bad day for our leader.

    President Obama just hit the links, golfing at Joint Base Andrews, where he will no doubt be holed up – so to speak – for the next four hours or so. Then it’s back to to the White House by about 5:30 pm, freshen up, and head to the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner for wine and and some kind of tender steak and flaky fish.

    Obama is golfing today with former U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and two White House staffers: Marvin Nicholson and Mike Brush. It’s his ninth time of the young year on the links and the 120th time golfing of his presidency.

  81. Winston Churchill…
    “How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.

    Barack Obama, 9/25/2012 in address to the general assembly of the United Nations.
    “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam”

  82. I think we all know, that the economy was deliberately tanked at that time by certain people to make sure that happened.

  83. “Golf by day…party by night”
    Wandering around NW DC this weekend and sure enough, yesterday afternoon, Marine 1 was headed back to 1600 so Barry could change clothes.

  84. moononpluto
    April 28, 2013 at 8:19 am

    I think we all know, that the economy was deliberately tanked at that time by certain people to make sure that happened.

    No doubt in my mind. 👿

  85. SHV
    April 28, 2013 at 8:50 am

    “Golf by day…party by night”
    Wandering around NW DC this weekend and sure enough, yesterday afternoon, Marine 1 was headed back to 1600 so Barry could change clothes.

    Sequester for thee not for me. 🙄

  86. A Mockery of The Rule of Law with Rubio’s and Coburn’s and Flake’s fingerprints all over it . . . .

    The Permanent Cessation of Deportations

    By: Daniel Horowitz (Diary) | April 27th, 2013 at 11:41 PM | 2


    One question that proponents of endless amnesty can never answer is how they ever plan to stop future waves of illegal immigration if they continue to telegraph the message that deportations are taboo. That as long as they can reach our shores and “become part of the fabric of society,” they are here to stay.

    Indeed, Marco Rubio presciently warned about this lax attitude towards enforcement when he was running for Senate in 2009:

    “If you grant amnesty, the message that you’re sending is that if you come in this country and stay here long enough, we will let you stay. And no one will ever come through the legal process if you do that.”

    This is why many of us believe that to the extent amnesty can ever work as a final solution, it must be preceded by a resolute determination to enforce deportations against future illegal entrants. The Senate immigration bill, however, does just the opposite. Aside for the fact that it will be virtually impossible to decipher all the new illegal immigrants from the plethora of those eligible for legal status, thereby ostensibly halting all deportations, this bill explicitly grants wide latitude to DHS and immigration judges to suspend future deportations. We’ve already noted how the bill grants DHS authority to legalize current illegals who would otherwise be ineligible for RPI status “for humanitarian purposes, to ensure family unity, or if such a waiver is otherwise in the public interest.”

    Section 2313 (page 328) of the bill adds in the following discretion to judges overseeing removal proceedings:

    In the case of an alien subject to removal, deportation, or exclusion, the immigration judge may exercise discretion to decline to order the alien removed, deported or excluded from the United States and terminate proceedings if the judge determines that such removal, deportation, or exclusion is against the public interest or would result in hardship to the alien’s United States citizen or permanent resident parent of a child, spouse, or child,

    On Page 330, similar discretion is granted to the Secretary of DHS:

    ‘‘(w) SECRETARY’S DISCRETION.—In the case of an alien inadmissible under this section, the Secretary of Homeland Security may exercise discretion to waive a ground of inadmissibility if the Secretary determines that such refusal of admission is against the public interest or would result in hardship to the alien’s United States citizen or permanent resident parent, spouse, or child

    What about those aliens who have already been deported and have reentered a second time? Under current law (8 U.S.C. 1231(a)(5)), “the prior order of removal is reinstated from its original date and is not subject to being reopened or reviewed, the alien is not eligible and may not apply for any relief under this Act, and the alien shall be removed under the prior order at any time after the reentry.” This bill (page 331), once again, adds on that broad exception:

    “unless the alien reentered prior to attaining the age of 18 years, or reinstatement of the prior order of removal would not be in the public interest or would result in hardship to the alien’s United States citizen or permanent resident parent, spouse, or child.’’

    Couple these waivers with Section 3717 (page 653), which places the burden upon ICE to prove that a given alien should be detained, and this bill ensures we will have millions more illegals by the time the current crop receives their voting cards. There are already tons of migrants from Central America travelling through Mexico to reach our porous border and take advantage of the permanent free-for-all.

    This comprehensive immigration deform bill is a lot more than amnesty. It is a mockery of the rule of law.

  87. gonzotx
    April 28, 2013 at 9:27 am

    GOD forgive me, I hate him…
    Nothing to forgive. Every good Christian hates Satan.

  88. The very thought of big media covering for Obama, supporting his schemes, living in Washington (which Brokaw in his self rootles cosmopolitanism describes as a second Versailles), fucking over the American People, chortling about it, and congratulating each other is what has happened many times over the centuries, when the people have no power, and the checks and balances on vulgar self indulgent behavior are removed. What Brokaw calls a second Versailles, I would not scruple to call a second Rome, somewhere in the early 5th century AD. Personally, I think they should have more events like this White House Press Club dinner, and it should be broadcast into every living room, so the fools who seem to comprise the lion’s share of the electorate can see exactly what they are supporting.

  89. This weekend, I went to a state convention with one of my groups. An older loyal Democratic Obama supporter and I got into a heated discussion about 2008. He was doing the song and dance on well O was the correct choice in 2008 and I did not really understand what happened in 2008. I said, excuse me, I most certainly understood what happened in 2208. I went to Iowa, I took notes at the Dem state chair meeting, and then saw him rig the independent Delegate selection. It amazes me how loyal Dems color the past to justify nothing much being accomplished within the last 4+ years.

    Oh he also brought up that HRC failed at the health care plan when she had the chance. That almost got him hit. She did not fail, she had no support. I am
    not saying her plan was perfect, but I still feel it was a whole lot better than Obama Care.

    It is amazing to me how people will have discussions with you, and pretend they know. When you question how much they participated, they were really on the fringes of what happened in 2008, yet they want to tell you O was really selected, and has done a decent job with what he was handed. BULL SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!

    I guess I just had to vent a little.

  90. “Golf by day…party by night”
    Wandering around NW DC this weekend and sure enough, yesterday afternoon, Marine 1 was headed back to 1600 so Barry could change clothes.
    At some point, the whole thing becomes a mockery, but it goes unnoticed by the majority of the electorate who are dumb as a post, unfortunately. Give them bread and circuses and they are fine. They dismiss any effort to assess with their worldly wise shallow and unthinking rejoinder–its just politics. Now that is a little like your personal doctor when he says not to worry, its just terminal cancer.

  91. An older loyal Democratic Obama supporter
    An out take perhaps from The Boys From Brazil. The only thing missing in his repertoire is seig heil.

  92. Palin Slams DC ‘Assclowns’ for Throwing ‘Pathetic’ ‘#nerdprom’

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    Former Alaska governor and vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, who has fiercely fought crony capitalism and the permanent political class, absolutely blistered the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday, tweeting that the dinner was “pathetic” and that “DC assclowns” were throwing “themselves a #nerdprom” while “the rest of America is out there working our assess off.”

  93. Words matter. Words like crony capitalism, fascism, and the like. Those are the words that penetrate through the intellectual layer, to the emotional layer, to the reptilian layer of the brain. And they define what is going on today, as the elites push things toward this new world order. The bet they are making is that as the collective memory of the republic fades, they can institute a secular religion with a secular god, play the game of bread and circuses, disenfranchise the Americna People and institute their new world order. Is it working? Look at the presidential approval polls and you will have your answer. The people no longer connect the success of the country with the so-called leader. They except his excuses, and big media does nothing to challenge them.

  94. Senators Patty Murray & Senator Maria Cantwell
    > Washington, DC, 20510
    > Dear Senators:
    > I have tried to live by the rules my entire life. I have served my country, paid my taxes, worked hard, volunteered and donated my fair share of money, time and artifacts.
    > Today, as I approach my 79th birthday, I am heart-broken when I look at my country and my government. I shall only point out a very few things
    > abysmally wrong which you can multiply by a thousand fold. I have calculated that all the money I have paid in income taxes my entire life cannot even
    > keep the Senate barbershop open for one year! Only Heaven and a few tight-lipped actuarial types know what the Senate dining room costs the
    > taxpayers. So please, enjoy your haircuts and meals on us.
    > Last year, the president spent an estimated $1.4 Billion on himself and his family. The vice president spends $millions on hotels. They have had 8
    > vacations so far this year! And our House of Representatives and Senate have become America’s answer to the Saudi royal family. You have become the
    > “perfumed princes and princesses” of our country.
    > In the middle of the night, you voted in the Affordable Health Care Act, a.k.a. “Obama Care,” a bill which no more than a handful of Senators or
    > Representatives read more than several paragraphs, crammed it down our throats, and then promptly exempted yourselves from it substituting your
    > own taxpayer-subsidized golden health care insurance.
    > You live exceedingly well, eat and drink as well as the “one percenters,” consistently vote yourselves perks and pay raises while making 3.5 times
    > the average U.S. individual income, and give up nothing while you (as well as the president and veep) ask us to sacrifice due to sequestration (for
    > which, of course, you plan to blame the Republicans, anyway).
    > You understand very well the only two rules you need to know – (1) How to get elected, and (2) How to get re-elected. And, you do this with the aid
    > of an eagerly willing and partisan press, speeches permeated with a certain economy of truth, and by buying the votes of the greedy, the
    > ill-informed and under-educated citizens (and non-citizens, too, many of whom do vote) who are looking for a handout rather than a job. Your so-called
    > “safety net” has become a hammock for the lazy. And, what is it now, about 49 or 50 million on food stamps – pretty much all Democrat voters – and the
    > program is absolutely rife with fraud with absolutely no congressional oversight?

    > While we middle class people continue to struggle, our government becomes less and less transparent, more and more bureaucratic, and ever so much
    > more dictatorial, using Czars and Secretaries to tell us (just to mention a very few) what kind of light bulbs we must purchase, how much soda or
    > hamburgers we can eat, what cars we can drive, gasoline to use, and what health care we must buy. Countless thousands of pages of regulations
    > strangle our businesses costing the consumer more and more every day.
    > The chances of you reading this letter are practically zero as your staff will not pass it on, but with a little luck, a form letter response
    > might be generated by them with an auto signature applied, hoping we will believe that you, our senator or representative, has heard us and actually
    > cares. This letter will, however, go on line where many others will have the chance to read one person’s opinion, rightly or wrongly, about this
    > government, its administration and its senators and representatives.
    > I only hope that occasionally you might quietly thank the taxpayer for all the generous entitlements which you have voted yourselves, for which,
    > by law, we must pay, unless, of course, it just goes on the $17 trillion national debt for which your children and ours, and your grandchildren and
    > ours, ad infinitum, must eventually try to pick up the tab.
    > My final thoughts are that it must take a person who has either lost his or her soul, or conscience, or both, to seek re-election and continue to
    > destroy this country I deeply love and put it so far in debt that we will never pay it off while your lot improves by the minute, because of your
    > power. For you, Senator, will never stand up to the rascals in your House who constantly deceive the American people. And that, my dear Senator, is
    > how power has corrupted you and the entire Congress. The only answer to clean up this cesspool is term limits. This, of course, will kill the
    > goose that lays your golden eggs. And, woe be to him (or her) who would dare to bring it up.
    > Sincerely,
    > Bill Schoonover
    > 3096 Angela Lane
    > Oak Harbor, WA 98277

  95. gonzotx
    April 28, 2013 at 9:27 am
    GOD forgive me, I hate him…

    I do too. So much that it frightens me.

  96. Big media, jurnolisters, and totalitarians recoil at the sound and sight of Sarah Palin. Why? Well, here is your answer, from another blog:

    Notice , everything is opposite to them. Up is down, down is up, abortion is saving a life, giving birth is destroying a life, overspending is a savings , a balanced budget “robs” someone. , your pay is government money and whatever they let you keep is a gift to you.

    When they hear or see Palin, their entire reverse reality gets pulled out from under them
    They aren’t pounding away on their keyboard for the joy of harrassing people , they are trying to keep their pretend world going.

  97. SPLC doesn’t have the guts to put Bill Maher on its “Anti-Muslim” Hate Watch list
    Posted by William A. Jacobson Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 12:45pm


    Mark Steyn observes in The Collapsing of the American Skull:

    One of the most ingenious and effective strategies of the Left on any number of topics is to frame the debate and co-opt the language so effectively that it becomes all but impossible even to discuss the subject honestly….

    The Southern Poverty Law Center has become a moving force in the collapsing of the political skull.

    Because of its history of fighting against the Klan and other actually violent groups (although even that narrative is questionable), when the SPLC puts a “hate” label on a person, group, or issue, it’s devastatingly effective because SPLC gives others the cover to shut down the debate by pointing to the SPLC label.

    We saw that with the Family Research Council, with violent results.

    Lee Stranahan also has a good post about how the SPLC “hate” label is shutting down discussion of Jihadist violence, Southern Poverty Law Center Provides Cover for Jihad Apologists.

    It’s against this backdrop that I noted this video by Bill Maher via an approving reference from Andrew Sullivan, Dismembering Liberal Bullshit On Islam:

    Bill Maher backs me up. I’m not Islamophobic; I’m trying to tell the truth and understand what happened last week.

    (language warning):

    SPLC does not have Maher on its anti-Muslim Hate Watch list even though his statements in the video, which he has made numerous times before, seem to fit squarely within SPLC’s definition. (For the record, I don’t think Maher should be on the list.)

    It’s not hard to guess the reason. Maher’s base is SPLC’s base. Maher is a liberal with a very large megaphone, a bigger megaphone than SPLC. Maher could do more damage to SPLC’s fundraising than SPLC could do to Maher’s career.

    Who is not on SPLC’s lists says as much about the politicized nature of SPLC as who is on the lists.

  98. We need to STOP referring to Islam as a ‘religion’. ISLAM IS NOT A religion, it is an ideology, that teaches death and destruction from birth to the grave. Once the USA begins calling this ideology what it really IS, will be the turning point on winning the war of words being promoted by an unqualified Kenyan with the fake birth certificate and a stolen social security number.
    Start calling a Spade a Spade. It is the only way. :_

  99. “Golf by day…party by night”
    Wandering around NW DC this weekend and sure enough, yesterday afternoon, Marine 1 was headed back to 1600 so Barry could change clothes.
    A waste of helicopter fuel. If he showed up at the White House Press Corps dinner in a sweat soaked golf shirt, and cut-offs, big media would tell him what a vision of sartorial splendor he is, cast off their tuxedos, and send their servants out to find sweat soaked golf shirts, and cut-offs for them too. If he came dressed up like a cockroach, big media could simply relax and come as they are–and seranade him thusly:

    But Tommie ain’t no bloom’n fool
    You bet that Tommie sees.

  100. What next, dancing unicorns for all the Kooks?
    Well, as a matter of fact, yes. Note the Kooks in the chorus.

  101. A little good news. Redford’s sympathetic movie featuring the Weather Underground is doing as well as Matt Damon’s anti-fracking movie.

    Expect both movies to win Oscars next year. (Yes, that was sarcasm.)


    Robert Redford assembled a glittery cast for his latest directorial effort, The Company You Keep. The acclaimed star/producer also garnered his fair share of softball interviews with the likes of ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.

    That wasn’t enough to prevent the film from tanking at the box office. Could it have anything to do with the subject matter?

    The Company You Keep casts Redford as a former Weather Underground radical forced to flee from the cops when his identity is exposed. Both Redford’s character and his fellow Underground pals are shown as loyal, dedicated and often unrepentant about their murderous actions, particulary one played by Susan Sarandon.

    Hard to imagine most film goers aligning with that theme, particularly in light of the April 15 terrorist attack in Boston.

    The film’s theatrical release has been limited during its initial three-week run, but this weekend it expanded to more than 800 theaters for its fourth week according to The film still managed to make just $1.25 million, according to the site’s weekend estimate posted on Facebook.

  102. Whit Ayres, a GOP consultant who is advising GOP Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a possible 2016 presidential contender, says the last election reaffirmed that the Republican Party needs “a new message, a new messenger and a new tone.” Change within the party need not be “lock, stock and barrel,” Ayres said, but policy shifts such as GOP support for broad immigration legislation will be important to woo minority voters over the longer term.

    “It remains to be seen how successful Democrats are if you don’t have Barack Obama at the top of the ticket,” he said.
    Wrong diagnosis. This joker is affilitated with Gilespee who lost the election for Romney, and collected 30 million dollars doing it. This is why donors are reluctant to give money to republicans. They fear they will hire fools like Gilespee, Rove and this joker who will lose the election for them. If this is what Rubio is relying on, then he is toast.

    Read more:

  103. All consultants are not as bad as Whit and Ed and Karl. Here is a good one who we worked with at one point:

    Ladonna Lee: she’ll get it done. (Eddie Mahe Co. president) (Movers and Shakers)
    Campaigns & Elections
    Campaigns & Elections
    April 1, 1994 | Stewart, Morgan | Copyright


    Whenever journalists try to write a story, the most crucial step of the composition is articulating the “hook,” that part of the tale which creates a compelling reason to finish the story. Well, in writing about Ladonna Lee, president of the Eddie Mahe Company, this journalist found nothing so sensational the reader would be unable to break away. No, what was found was the story of a successful political operative who is roundly acclaimed for an atypical mixture of political savvy and class.

    So if you’re after a compelling melodrama, read no further, but if the career of a woman who has gained respect from both sides of the political aisle interests you, consider yourself

  104. On second thought, maybe it is better that he not be involved in the economy, because if he were he would fuck that up too. Even more than it already is. Problemsolving is not his forte. His strong suit is giving bread and circuses to the ignornati, with the help of telebama. From Breitbart

    Slacker Obama–

    A new report by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Institute (GAI) finds that President Barack Obama has spent 3.6% of his total work time throughout his presidency in economic meetings of any kind.

    The study, titled “Presidential Calendar: A Time-Based Analysis,” based its findings on the official White House calendar, Politico’s comprehensive presidential calendar, and media reports through March 31, 2013. The study defined the president’s work week as a six-day, 10-hour-a-day time period.

    “You should know that keeping the economy growing and making sure jobs are available is the first thing I think about when I wake up every morning,” Obama said in 2011 to an audience of UPS workers. “It’s the last thing I think about when I go to bed each night.”

    The GAI report, however, reveals Obama’s hours spent on the economy have fallen significantly since entering office. In 2009, Obama spent 187.2 hours in economic meetings; in 2010, 127.8 hours; in 2011, 73 hours; in 2012, 80.4 hours.

    In total, the report says Obama has spent 474.4 hours (or 47.4 10-hour workdays) in economic meetings or briefings of any kind throughout his presidency.

    To be sure, any president’s economic work includes private conversations and discussions not necessarily captured on the official White House presidential calendar. But the study granted wide parameters to include any meeting that might remotely deal with economic matters. For example, calendar entries like “Obama meets with Cabinet secretaries” and “Obama has lunch with four CEOs” counted as economic meetings. If the White House calendar did not include the time a meeting ended, a generous two hours were given.

    GAI’s latest study is in alignment with findings from its presidential calendar analysis last July, which found Obama spending scant time on the economy. Prior results found that Obama spent an average of just 138 minutes a week in economic meetings of any kind.

    “There will be some who will be encouraged by the numbers and some who will wish the president spent more time in economic meetings,” said GAI President Peter Schweizer. “We just tabulate the numbers and let others decide how to interpret them.”

  105. Did Senators Toomey and Manchin overlook this loophole? Or is Chuckie grandstanding?

    Schumer calls for closing gun law loophole
    Posted at: 04/28/2013 6:47 PM
    …”You see, right now the National Background Check System does not reveal information about whether a person is a suspected terrorist. It has whether you’re a felon, it has whether you’ve been adjudicated mentally ill, but amazingly enough, not if you’re a terrorist,” said Senator Schumer. “I’m announcing a major push to get legislation passed that says if you’re on a terrorist watch list you cannot purchase a gun. It will be added, it will be supplemented to our background checks legislation which closes the gun show loophole.”
    News10NBC reached out to the New York Shooters Committee on Political Education, or SCOPE, to get their reaction on this.
    A spokesman for SCOPE said on the phone that Schumer is not looking at all the factors here. They say that one of the nine disqualifying criteria would put up a red flag with someone on the watch list and therefore, SCOPE says they don’t believe they would actually be able to buy a gun in a shop.
    Here is the full list of the nine disqualifying criteria:
    If the person has been convicted of, or is under indictment for, a crime punishable by imprisonment for more than one year
    If the person is a fugitive from justice
    If the person is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance
    If the person has been adjudicated as a mental defective or committed to a mental institution
    If the person is an illegal alien
    If the person has been dishonorably discharged from the military
    If the person has renounced his or her U.S. Citizenship
    If the person is subject to a court order restraining him or her from harassing, stalking or threatening an intimate partner, his or her child or a child of a partner or engaging in other conduct that would place an intimate partner in reasonable fear of bodily injury to the partner or child
    If the person has been convicted of a misdemeanor offense of domestic violence

  106. But others speculate that if HRC doesn’t run, there might be a surprise D candidate, also from NY, at:

    Fauxahontas 😆

  107. surprise D candidate

    Yea, as if any other D, male or female can fill Hillary’s little high heels.

    President Hillary Rodham Clinton 2016, accept no substitute.

  108. Obama budget would order all workers not enrolled in a tax-deferred retirement account to get one.

    Requiring private citizens to engage in a specific form of commerce is a new and pernicious abuse of government power. Most conservatives understand the need for some – even as they try to limit it – government encroachments in the form of taxes, regulations of economic behavior, and dictates in the name of national security. But telling you what you must do, as opposed to providing limited controls on what you do so that you don’t harm others and even perhaps yourself, is a brave new world.

  109. Gosnell Attorney Closes: No Evidence Babies Alive When Necks Snipped
    But defense attorney Jack McMahon said the babies Gosnell killed in an abortion process involving their live birth and eventual “snipping” of their necks and spinal cords were dead before they were actually born. He claimed any movement staffers saw after the fact was involuntary or reflexive and not an indication they were still alive after birth.


    I’d like to know why Gosnell had to snip off their necks and spinal cords if the babies were already dead.

  110. Is Obama Admin Threatening Benghazi Whistleblowers?

    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 whistleblowers, have been threatened by unnamed Obama administration officials.

  111. It seems to me there is not much news to be had, so I’ve wandered a bit to BBC where there are some things of value in my estimation. One was a link I cited at 1:29 PM yesterday, and I hope you got to see the picture of Barack Obama who was obviously there for the photo op and Barbara Bush who for once in her life could not verbalize what she was thinking. But her face says it.

    I am so grateful that BBC chose to publish that picture. If one picture might have a chance to bring Obama down, that could be it.

    Then there is this – an interview with the person who mined data so that Obama would win. I know the subject is not new, but it is presented, with video too, in a way to emphasize specifics which my mind needs in order to process things fully.
    Harper Reed tech whizz and self-proclaimed ‘cool guy
    30 April 2013 Last updated at 08:29 ET Help
    Harper Reed – who calls himself, with characteristic understatement “probably one of the coolest guys ever” – was the Chief Technology Officer for President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election team.
    It became famous for building the most sophisticated voter-checking database ever seen in a US presidential election.
    By using information from social networks, television viewing habits and personal donation histories it was able to micro target individual voters, sending them millions of personalised emails and tweets each day.

  112. 1 more. A fellow tweeter alerted me to the reason Gov Deval Patrick initially withheld welfare records of bomber family – the tip of welfare fraud had already been exposed and he’d not want to feed that any more. I’ve not been following, but yesterday’s news indicates the cat is out of the bag: Tsarnaev family received $100G in benefits
    “…The breadth of the benefits the family was receiving was stunning,” said a person with knowledge of documents handed over to a legislative committee today….


    There’s a long piece in the New York Times about the Boston bombers; the lede gives the flavor of its argument:

    It was a blow the immigrant boxer could not withstand: after capturing his second consecutive title as the Golden Gloves heavyweight champion of New England in 2010, Tamerlan Anzorovich Tsarnaev, 23, was barred from the national Tournament of Champions because he was not a United States citizen.

    The title of the piece is “A Battered Dream, Then a Violent Path.” In other words, Tamerlan Tsarnaev was not allowed to win a boxing championship because he wasn’t a U.S. citizen. Blocked by bad treatment from America, he became more Islamic and turned to terrorism.

    Of course, it is vital to develop an accurate picture of the terrorists’ background and to explain the factors providing a personal motivation. On the other hand, it is something quite different to suggest that if the United States was nicer to Muslims and perhaps gave people citizenship more easily, there would not have been terrorism in Boston.

    Why is this fundamentally dishonest premise being presented in most of the public debate? Because the voices enhanced by control over the most powerful microphones focus in on the political theme they want to push, excluding other factors in the context of their topic.

    Where to begin? The article includes a photo of the future terrorist as a baby in Dagestan with his parents and his uncle. His uncle is wearing a Russian army uniform. Note: in the photo he is a baby, but Tamerlan Tsarnaev first entered the United States at age 16. Isn’t he more a product of Russian than of U.S. conditions? After all, his family was involved in a conflict against the Russian state; he and his brother were largely shaped by that environment and by the struggle there.

    But the authors cannot focus on this issue. Why not? Well, obviously they want to blame America first, but also there is a big land mine there. Pointing out that immigrants — legal or otherwise — may bring with them hatred, grievances, and cultural formations inimical to America makes a point in the immigration debate which would be the exact opposite of what they want aired. (snip)

    It is the job of the immigration system to profile the immigrants to decide who is going to be a good citizen, or even who should be let in. Was it a mistake that Tamerlan’s brother did become a U.S. citizen pretty easily? No, it was neither a mistake nor a conspiracy. It was the way profiling was defined that made it possible. To have a serious discussion about why some immigrants become loyal, productive citizens and others become terrorists would be an important discussion. But it cannot happen at present because it would have to include factoring in such things as personal responsibility, gratitude to one’s adopted country, and even — totally unthinkable — the need to keep in mind the immigrant’s original home.

    The latter point is not to make it a focus to block people from the Middle East

    On the contrary, those who wanted to flee or had to do so were often motivated because they wanted to live in a democratic, free country and not under revolutionary Islamism. If you are in the United States, you will be meeting a lot more such people, especially from Egypt, Lebanon, and Syria, very soon.

    A second point would be to stress the benefits that the Tsarnaev brothers and their family were given. Among them were welfare payments, a scholarship, acceptance without bias into American society, permissiveness even when they violated its tenets and laws (beating his girlfriend), not doing anything to them despite suspicion of being potential terrorists (unlike what would have happened in Russia), and so on.

    Against that long list of things, the article had to focus on the boxing setback as they key to everything.

    The New York Times could not go further. For to step into that territory would require considering: the failure of a historic policy to assimilate immigrants that has been replaced by multiculturalism; the abandonment of patriotism and the distaste for America and its society daily expressed by the citizens of Boston met by the Tsarnaevs; and the idea of entitlement and the welfare state that pervaded their concept of America.

    Yes, there is ample material for biographical and psychological writing. But what about, for example, this potential opening for the article:

    Tamerlan Tsarnaev found in America a society that did not require him to become loyal to the country, to understand how well it treated his family, and how he could actually spend his time reading terrorist sites on the Internet while his beaten wife worked 80 hours a week and his family collected welfare. Spoiled by good treatment from America, he became more Islamic and turned to terrorism.

    Why is such a theme inconceivable? Because of the reporters’ politics and ideology.

  114. comments to the above article complete the picture.

    Stellar article.

    “Reducing the motives for terrorism into psychobabble is to disarm one’s society from being able to combat terrorism. It is amazing to see a democratic society’s intellectual assets turn to the task of systematic obfuscation, as even the most ridiculous arguments flourish.”

    I wonder how many people when they engage in discussion about violent Islam have actually read the Koran, and how they deal with the dissonance of the countless violent verses, encouraging enmity, oppression and death towards anyone who does not embrace it. This is another piece of discussion that needs to be acknowledged, that Islam promotes radicalism organically, and that their central narrative is one of hostility. Muslim leaders need to hear this from our actions, not our words. Action is all they respect; they scoff and bide their time in the face of the current climate of the PC psychobabble nonsense that prevails. (show less)

    Truly excellent analysis. Until we as a nation free ourselves from the intellectual straitjacket of political correctness, we will remain paralyzed, unable to intelligently address, let alone solve, a host of urgent national problems. Our elites continue to betray us.

  115. Censorship in America has always used an omission strategy. We don’t talk about it, we don’t teach about it we certainly don’t report about it. And thus it never happene

  116. Best bumper sticker evahhh…

    When asked about second term failures, President Barack Obama responded by saying,

    “Maybe I should just pack up and go home. Golly.” – 2013

  117. NAPLES, Fla – Southwest Florida Democrats are getting ready to rally to show their support for Hillary Clinton.

    The former Secretary of State will be in Naples Tuesday speaking at a private event at the Ritz Carlton Golf Resort.

    The national grassroots group “Ready for Hillary” organized a rally through Facebook. They want to show Clinton they will support her if she decides to run for president in 2016.

    Fidelity Insurance based in Boston hired Clinton to speak at their annual conference, which is held in different locations throughout Florida each year. A spokesperson with Fidelity says past speakers have included former presidents and secretary of states.

    FGCU political science professor Peter Bergerson says while Clinton’s visit is not about politics, it is political and strategic.

    “Part of winning a campaign is starting early, raising money having an organization,” says Bergerson. “There’s a lot of campaign supporters here and a lot of money to be raised particularly in SWFL and so she’s not going to necessarily be raising money tomorrow but if she does decide to run she’s established those contacts.”

  118. I see where a SEAL has come forward and refuted Admiral Mullen’s erroneous finding that nothing could have been done to save our people at Benghazi. Larry believes more witness will come forward with evidence of a similar nature as early as tonight. And Representative Gowdy has made a similar prediction. The sticking point now appears to be a refusal by Kerry to give those witnesses whistle blower protection, but sooner or later they will have to. I am quite sure that Obama, Mullen and Big Media want the erroneous Mullen Report, which exonerated all stakeholders, and there defied the law of probability and the record as a whole, to be conclusive of the matter. Larry on the other hand thinks this thing will snowball. McCain and Graham, two boneless wonders, have been ineffectual as usual. The country does deserve answers here, and big media will do whatever they can to close the book on this issue. They may overplay their hand this time however.

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  120. Less than half of those they hire will be former employees. If it is 50% or more, then as the successor, they would inherit the union.

  121. Time to call their bluff–and believe me it is a bluff. Where else are they going to go? I checked. NYT is struggling. WashPo is in arrears. Boston Globe is hanging on by the skin of their teeth. And that leaves only Pravda, and they are not hiring.

    The Koch Sequester
    Posted by William A. Jacobson Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 4:39pm

    If Koch Brothers Buy LA Times, Half of Staff May Quit:

    At a Los Angeles Times in-house awards ceremony a week ago, columnist Steve Lopez addressed the elephant in the room.

    Speaking to the entire staff, he said, “Raise your hand if you would quit if the paper was bought by Austin Beutner’s group.” No one raised their hands.

    “Raise you hand if you would quit if the paper was bought by Rupert Murdoch.” A few people raised their hands.

    Facing the elephant trunk-on, “Raise your hand if you would quit if the paper was bought by the Koch brothers.” About half the staff raised their hands.

    Is that supposed to be a bad thing?

    Call it the Koch Sequester — across the board cuts in otherwise unemployable journalistic ideologues, self-imposed by people who fancy themselves more important than they really are.

    As Prof. Reynolds notes happened with regard to the real Sequester, the cuts will barely be noticed by America.

  122. 1. Well, here is another wild, utterly unfounded claim by Morris. He is right that Obamacare is a train wreck. But he is wrong when he suggests that the critical mass of the public will react negatively. All anyone has to remind them that this is being done to support the legacy of our first black president, and they will surrender faster than the French Army. Their peer group will say shut yo mouth child, and they will.

    2. How do I know? Well, just look at what we are dealing with. It is hard to admit, I know, but this is our new electorate, in all its glory:

  123. Nothing will ever penetrate their thick skulls. And then you have Flake, an architect of this Immigration Nightmare, who failed at the design phase to exclude the 20 million illegals from welfare, who is now saying he would welcome an amendment. How do jokers like this make it into Congress. Gross negligence. Can you imagine how their inclusion in Obamacare will impact premiums. But do not look for the American Public to wake up. Once upon a time it was enough to simply agree with HL Menken that nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American People. Now the tendency is to compare them to the extinct dodo bird. You cannot make political predictions when there is an element of rationality present. Today there is not. And tomorrow does not look much better, in my opinion.

    We are still playing “nice”…look where it got us…

    The Study of Political Islam
    By: Jamie Glazov | Monday, February 05, 2007

    Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Bill Warner, the director of the Center for the Study of Political Islam (CSPI). CSPI’s goal is to teach the doctrine of political Islam through its books and it has produced a series on its focus. Mr. Warner did not write the CSPI series, but he acts as the agent for a group of scholars who are the authors.

  125. EXCLUSIVE: Saudi Arabia ‘warned the United States IN WRITING about Boston Bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2012’

    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia sent a written warning about accused Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in 2012, long before pressure-cooker blasts killed three and injured hundreds, according to a senior Saudi government official with direct knowledge of the document.
    The Saudi warning, the official told MailOnline, was separate from the multiple red flags raised by Russian intelligence in 2011, and was based on human intelligence developed independently in Yemen.

    I believe this makes Big Sis and the fraud in the WH accomplices to the Boston bombing!

  126. Rep. Trey Gowdy Says Eyewitnesses Will Testify Next Week at Benghazi Hearing (Video)
    Hear Come the Whistle-Blowers–
    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) spilled the beans tonight on the Benghazi hearings scheduled for May 8th. Gowdy said “first hand witnesses” will be testifying on the massacre and coverup. He told Greta – she won’t want to miss it.

  127. I believe this makes Big Sis and the fraud in the WH accomplices to the Boston bombing!

    OH yes
    Lenora. 🙁

  128. There have been things like Tea Pot Dome, Watergate, where new relevelations blew the top off corrupt administrations. But that was before we had a media like we have today which is 100% invested in The Big Lie. Other than FOX, they are joined at the hip with this Adminstration and will aid and abet the cover-up just as we have seen every other time an issue of this magnitude surfaced.

  129. But that was before we had a media like we have today which is 100% invested in The Big Lie.

    Other than FOX, they are joined at the hip with this Adminstration and will aid and abet the cover-up just as we have seen every other time an issue of this magnitude surfaced.


    When Hitler was in power he had control of the media and hid the truth from his citizens for quite awhile.

    Obama’s hero isn’t Lincoln.

  130. A lawyer says two of the three people newly arrested in the Boston Marathon bombing case are men originally from Kazakhstan who were friendly with the main suspect.

    Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev appeared via video for a visa violation hearing in immigration court in Boston on Wednesday.

    Boston attorney Linda Cristello represented them and confirmed they now face separate federal charges and have a court appearance this afternoon related to the Boston Marathon bombing.

    She says lawyers don’t know what the charges are and won’t until later.

    Read more:

  131. gonzotx

    May 1, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Didn’t the WH assure the American public that these two guys acted alone?


    Hillary 2016

  132. foxyladi14
    April 26, 2013 at 11:00 am
    Muslims march in solidarity with the bombers!!!

    Hey, it’s for a good cause.

  133. “Russia delivered to the Obama administration a list of the names of al-Qaida members among the Syrian rebels, who are receiving arms shipments coordinated by the U.S., according to informed Middle Eastern security officials.”

    …”A major issue is the inclusion of jihadists, including al-Qaida, among the ranks of the Free Syrian Army and other Syrian opposition groups.”


  134. 3 dead, 260 wounded, 20 still hospitalized. Were any of these people Muslim?

    I think that around 2% of the population is Muslim. Where were they?

  135. When I heard Obama say
    That congressional efforts
    To get to the bottom
    Of the Bengazin tragedy
    Are “just politics”
    This from a faux president
    Who is motivated solely by politics
    The following rings true:

    Mohammed the Prophet
    Peace and blessings be upon him
    Foresaw in prophesy
    The rise of Obama–the hypocrite
    And spoke of him in these glowing terms:

    When he speaks he lies;
    When he makes a promise, he breaks it;
    When he is entrusted with something, he betrays that trust.”

    For those who have never pondered the question
    What does hope and change really mean
    Suffice it to say
    You now have the answer
    To the question you dared not ask

    (Narrated by al-Bukhari, 33; Muslim, 59)
    This is what POTUS Obama studied when he was a boy.

  136. holdthemaccountable
    May 2, 2013 at 8:33 am

    Were Supremes wrong ruling in Bush v. Gore?
    “Maybe the court should have said, ‘We’re not going to take it, goodbye.’…,” said Sandra Day O’Connor
    I have no opinion one way or the other about O’Connor. But this is one classic way out: call it a political question. At other times they say the issue is non-justiciable, moot or some other excuse to not entertain the case. I gather that she voted with the majority. But if the Supreme Court backs off on deciding issues such as that, where does it leave us. There may be issues that are political and so hot that they could cause a civil war. Would the court back away in those cases. No doubt this was much on the coward Chief Justices mind in re Obama care. My solution in Bush vs Gore would have been to re-vote the affected county, but on reflection that was not realistic either. I have a book that Scalia signed for me years ago, but I never met him. He is the biggest brain on the court. Compared to him, Roberts is an uninspiring risk adverse marginal character who lacks intellectual depth, and shrinks from the duties of his job.

  137. Gang of 8 Nightmare = the cure is worse than the disease.

    I know a guy who grew up in a middle class California town near Stockton. Then came the 1984 amnesty bill. Shortly thereafter, his town was taken over by Mexican drug gangs. Fights and driveby shootings became common place. After high school he worked is a horsehoe shaped apartment complex where he did maintenance work. He said there would be gun fights in the middle of the day, and it was not uncommon to find baby diapers and heroin needles sitting next to each other. They called tha complex little Mexico. His father was California Highway Patrolman of the year. And many of this friends in high school ended up dead or in prison. So I would think twice about what Rubio, Flake, crazy McCain and wack job Graham are proposing. The cure is worse than the disease–no doubt about it.

  138. I appreciate the look back at Bush v Gore. I was swept up in it but at the time very much E/I as I knew nothing beyond what TV/paper told me.ALthough I was a step ahead of many who did not know that GWB had been a cheer leader in college. And that made him appear to be in command with the megaphone at Ground Zero. IMO.

  139. Obama CAN be trusted for something…to turn on his supporters.

    Obama spoke at Planned Parenthood yesterday, and spoke broadly of their charter, but was too timid to use the “A word”.

    Today, Obama/Holder (the “Justice” Dept.) stabbed Planned Parenthood and other abortion rights supporters in the back. Here’s a quote from a PP person who notes how incovenient it is to walk around with O’s knife in her back:

    “The Justice Department’s decision to appeal is in line with the views of dozens of conservative, anti-abortion groups who do not want contraceptives made available to young girls. But the decision was criticized by advocates for women’s reproductive health and abortion rights who cite years of scientific research saying the drug is safe and effective for all ages.”

    Here’s the whole article:

    U.S. to Defend Age Limits on Morning-After Pill SalesBy PAM BELLUCK and

    Published: May 1, 2013

    The Obama administration moved Wednesday to keep girls under 15 from having over-the-counter access to morning-after pills, as the Justice Department filed a notice to appeal a judge’s order that would make the drug available without a prescription for girls and women of all ages.

    The appeal reaffirms an election-year decision by Mr. Obama’s administration to block the drug’s maker from selling it without a prescription or consideration of age, and puts the White House back into the politically charged issue of access to emergency contraception.

    The Justice Department’s decision to appeal is in line with the views of dozens of conservative, anti-abortion groups who do not want contraceptives made available to young girls. But the decision was criticized by advocates for women’s reproductive health and abortion rights who cite years of scientific research saying the drug is safe and effective for all ages.

    “Age barriers to emergency contraception are not supported by science, and they should be eliminated,” Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said in a statement on Wednesday.

    In December 2011 the secretary of health and human services, Kathleen Sebelius, blocked the sale of the drug to young girls without a prescription, saying there was not enough data to prove it would be safe. In doing so, Ms. Sebelius took the unprecedented step of overruling the Food and Drug Administration, which had moved, based on scientific research, to lift all age restrictions.

    Last month, Judge Edward R. Korman of United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York criticized that decision as overtly political and ordered the administration to make the contraceptive widely available. The Justice Department’s appeal will not say at what age girls should have access to over-the-counter morning-after pill.

    Instead, it will contend that Judge Korman did not have the authority to order the F.D.A. to take a specific action and should have sent the issue back to the agency for further action. And it will say the judge did not have the right to extend his order to versions of the pill not included in the lawsuit.

    The decision to appeal is striking in part because, before Ms. Sebelius overruled it in 2011, the F.D.A. — the Justice Department’s client in this case — had moved to do exactly what Judge Korman ordered last month.

    “We aren’t focused in this appeal on the merits of the secretary’s decision,” said a Justice Department official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. “What we’re focused on is that the remedies that the judge ordered were beyond his authority.”

    For Mr. Obama’s administration, the decision to appeal the judge’s ruling provides an opportunity to reaffirm a moderate position in the broader abortion debate that had drawn praise from conservative groups that are normally highly critical of the president.

    The appeal also reinforces Ms. Sebelius’s original 2011 decision, which proved to be very good politics for Mr. Obama at the time. Facing a difficult re-election battle, the Democratic president enthusiastically supported Ms. Sebelius, saying that as a father of two young daughters, he thought it was the right call to have made.

    “And I think most parents would probably feel the same way,” he added.

    Wednesday’s announcement came a day after the F.D.A. said one well-known morning-after pill, Plan B One-Step, would be made available without a prescription for girls as young as 15 — instead of only to girls ages 17 and over, as has been the case. That decision also will make the drugs more accessible by putting them on the shelves with other over-the-counter medications.

    The Justice Department’s action will not affect that F.D.A. decision. Instead, the department is seeking to overturn a much broader order by the judge that removed restrictions for all ages and for generic versions of the pill, not just Plan B One-Step. The order, issued on April 5 by Judge Korman, gave the F.D.A. 30 days to comply.

    On Wednesday, the Justice Department also asked Judge Korman to stay his order pending the results of the appeal.

    In his ruling, Judge Korman said the Obama administration had put politics before science in restricting access to the drug. At the time, Ms. Sebelius said the pill had not been studied for safety in girls as young as 11. But advocates on both sides of the highly divisive issue of emergency contraception interpreted her decision in a political context, particularly since it fell during a presidential campaign cycle.

    In 2011, a decision to allow distribution of emergency contraceptives to very young girls might have sparked a firestorm of criticism from anti-abortion groups. And it might have made it more difficult for the president, politically, when it came to other battles over contraception, including an effort to require some religious institutions to provide contraception free of charge.

    By appealing the judge’s ruling, Mr. Obama’s Justice Department is essentially renewing the objections that Ms. Sebelius — backed by the president — had more than a year ago. In recent weeks, conservative groups had urged the Justice Department to appeal the judge’s ruling so that the contraception would not be available to very young girls.

    On Wednesday, a Justice Department official said the appeal would concentrate on the two areas where the department believes the judge overstepped his legal authority. The official also said the White House had not been involved in the decision of whether to appeal Judge Korman’s ruling.

    “This is a decision that the Justice Department is making in representing our client: F.D.A.,” the official said. “This is not a political decision. It’s not had White House intervention or involvement. This in our judgment is the right legal step to take in this case.”

    Officials at the White House declined to comment on Wednesday, referring all calls to the Justice Department. A spokesman for Ms. Sebelius also referred questions to Justice, saying it was an “ongoing legal matter.”

    The Justice Department official said the lawsuit before Judge Korman referred only to Plan B, the earliest morning-after pill, which is a two-pill dose of a drug called levonorgestrel. There are also two generic versions of Plan B.

    And there is a newer single-pill version, called Plan B One-Step, which is the product that the F.D.A. this week made available over the counter to girls as young as 15. While scientists say the one- and two-pill versions are essentially identical, the Justice Department official said its appeal was not just a semantic matter.

    “It is a deeply held belief on the part of F.D.A., when two different drugs are at issue, that F.D.A. has to keep those two different drugs separate,” the official said.

  140. COLUMBUS, Texas — An act of faith has cost an area track team a win and a chance to advance to the state championships.

    This past weekend, the Columbus High School Mighty Cardinals had just won a boys relay race when a runner’s final gesture got them disqualified.

    As he was crossing the finish line, Derrick Hayes pointed up to the sky. His father believes he was giving thanks in a gesture to God.

    “It was a reaction,” father KC Hayes said. “I mean you’re brought up your whole life that God gives you good things, you’re blessed.”

  141. When blaming Bush can’t be used as an excuse for failure, what do Dims do next?

    Get more tax money to throw at the problem

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says he shares colleagues’ concerns that the Affordable Care Act could become a “train wreck” if it’s not implemented properly.

    Reid warned that people will not be able to choose health insurance plans on government health exchanges if federal authorities lack the resources to set them up and educate the public.

    “Max said unless we implement this properly it’s going to be a train wreck, and I agree with him,” Reid said, echoing a warning delivered last month by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.).

    Reid warned the federal government is not spending enough money to implement the law because of Republican opposition to ObamaCare.

    “Here’s what we have now, we have the menu but we don’t have any way to get to the menu,” Reid said.

  142. foxyladi14

    May 2, 2013 at 11:39 am

    I am ashamed of my state and the direction of my country. Whoever interpreted that rule cannot have ever played an organized sport at any level. It bugs me when people who have never won anything want to tell people that have how to act.


    Hillary 2016

    (Sorry about the double post)

  143. Really cute photo of Hillary, she looks great!

    Henry Kissinger jokes about Hillary Clinton in 2016


    If (Hillary) Clinton were to become president, she would join the likes of former Presidents Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Martin Van Buren and James Buchanan — all of who severed as secretary of state before taking the highest office.

  144. We can’t ever accuse the democrats of being in favor of free speech!!!

    Los Angeles Dems Move To Block Sale Of LA Times To Koch Brothers…
    Billionaire philanthropists Charles and David Koch announced earlier this year their interest in purchasing the Los Angeles Times, much to the chagrin of the newspaper’s staff.

    Now, three city council members have joined the paper’s staff in protesting the possible sale.

    “Three Los Angeles City Council members ­ including a candidate for mayor ­ asked their colleagues Tuesday to consider pulling city pension money from the investment firms that own the Los Angeles Times if they sell the publication to buyers who do not support ‘professional and objective journalism,’” the L.A. Times reports.

  145. GLOBAL WARMING ALERT: Late spring Snowstorm hits from Texas to Michigan

    The list of locations that have received record May snowfall from a storm that brought up to 2 feet of snow over the central Rockies continues to grow.

    The storm is still going on Thursday and could reach even more unlikely locations over the Plains, Midwest and the South before it is all said and done.

    Omaha, Neb., Mason City, Iowa, and Rochester, Minn., are but only several cities that have been clobbered by their biggest May snowfall on record. In many cases in the major cities in the Plains, those records date back to the 1800s.

  146. Los Angeles Dems Move To Block Sale Of LA Times To Koch Brothers…
    Billionaire philanthropists Charles and David Koch announced earlier this year their interest in purchasing the Los Angeles Times, much to the chagrin of the newspaper’s staff.

    Now, three city council members have joined the paper’s staff in protesting the possible sale.

    “Three Los Angeles City Council members ­ including a candidate for mayor ­ asked their colleagues Tuesday to consider pulling city pension money from the investment firms that own the Los Angeles Times if they sell the publication to buyers who do not support ‘professional and objective journalism,’” the L.A. Times reports.
    This will have no effect. It is up to the shareholders and the buyer. Just smoke. These jamokes would not know “professional and objective journalism”. They know only its opposite. And, as in Alice in Wonderland, they use words like professional and objective to mean anything they want them to mean, which is most often their opposite. This was the favorite indoor sport of the communists, for those old enough to remember. Everything they say and everything they do is freighted with left wind ideology disguised to look like something it is not.

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