Still Unqualified: Obama’s Two Economic Speeches Today

Immigration reform? ObamaCare? Barack Obama and the White House repeatedly told us this Summer was to be all about immigration reform and selling ObamaCare to an American public unwilling to accept that monstrosity. Instead this has been a race-baiting Zimmerman Summer with today’s dual economic speeches” (a.k.a. “publicity stunts”) the latest lurch.

Years ago we explained why Barack Obama was “not qualified” to be president. Barack Obama is not qualified to be President because he does not have a world-view which is congruent with reality. Our critique extended from foreign policy to domestic policy, with special emphasis on the American economy.

In that article we described a prerequisite for a reality based world view every qualified president MUST have. “Bill Clinton understood that American military and world power was based on economic power.” Ronald Reagan went as far as to use American economic power to sweep into the dustbin of history the “Evil Empire” that was the totalitarian Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. With Barack Obama and his lack of world view congruent with reality it feels as if we’re back in the U.S.S.R.

A world view (Weltanschauung) has several benefits for a leader and the population she leads. For one thing the leader knows how she will react to events based on the view of how the world works and the governed know as well what to expect. For instance with Ronald Reagan the joke about “we begin bombing in five minutes” was an encapsulation of the “don’t f*ck with me” attitude Americans and foreign leaders expected from Ronald Reagan.



Ronald Reagan humor oozed world-view:



Later when Reagan went against script and engaged in weasely Iran-Contra duplicity, the public was angry because they did not expect love letter to Iran from Reagan. The public did not like Reagan in a different role than the one he successfully starred in for years. Reagan went against his world-view and the surprised public did not like it.

Another benefit for a leader with a world-view congruent with reality is, and this is our oft repeated point we are repeating again today, it provides the leader with a sense of priorities to list for herself and her public.

John McCain was on his way to election victory in 2008 until the economic crisis of 2008 hit. Barack Obama owed his election to the economic crisis. So upon election did Barack Obama focus on the economy and restoring American economic might? No. Obama wandered like an encephalitic sheep.

Barack Obama is still wandering around policy fields without priorities or the slightest idea of what he is doing. [We assume for purposes of our argument that it is not Barack Obama’s intent or desire to weaken and destroy the United States of America. We know that is not the firmest of caveats but we will operate within those boundaries, foolish as that might be.]

Throughout his rent free occupation of the White House Barack Obama has wandered foolishly. It’s not just the vacations without cease and the golf courses he roams. Obama has wandered into the West (Kanye) versus Taylor Swift conflict, the Henry Louis Gates race-baiting adventure, basketball brackets, football championships, and other hapless misadventures during his first term.

After November 2012 Obama sent off on an ill conceived, badly executed excursion towards gun control. Afterwards a heaping helping of race-baiting was served by Obama once again attacking Latino George Zimmerman. As extra ice cream covered with cherries on top hypocrisy/foolishness Barack Obama denounced “stand your ground” laws even though he signed on as a co-sponsor of an expanded “stand your ground” law in the Illinois legislature.

Today Barack Obama is back in Illinois to emit sounds at a publicity stunt about the economy. Why Barack Obama did not deliver his publicity stunt in bankrupt Detroit is not much of a mystery to the thinking few. Indeed, the Specter of Detroit looms over Obama’s new PR campaign on economy. Americans have seen this flim-flam from flim-flam Obama before:

Remember When Obama Said Detroit Was Coming Back?

The president’s address that year was about a city that can only be described as a myth wrapped in a wish inside a dream.”

Even the non-thinking many realize today’s Barack Obama publicity stunts are nothing about nothing. In other words, Barack Obama sees the sinking , stinking and sinking polls, so he lurches into the one issue Americans care about – in-between planning for his next vacation after this last vacation. “LOL! You haven’t noticed the pattern? Poll #s sink—> pivots to economy E-V-E-R-Y T-I-M-E“.

Today’s Obama publicity stunt is nothing about nothing:

“Vision.” “Plan.” “Changing the nature of the conversation.” Obama was laying down a marker; this was going to be a b-i-g speech. Mark it on your calendars.

And yet, during that same OFA fundraiser, Obama acknowledged that no matter how lofty his goals or his rhetoric, the fundamental realities of the politics of the economy were almost certain to remain unchanged. ”I’m excited about the speech, not because I think the speech is going to change any minds,” he said.

Dana Milbank at the Washington Post senses the nothing in the ether: “A warmed-over jobs message.” It’s a “Déjà Pivot”. Even bearded Obama courtiers know nothing is on the menu:



What will come from Obama’s speeches today? Nothing. Nothing will come of nothing.

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508 thoughts on “Still Unqualified: Obama’s Two Economic Speeches Today

  1. We know everyone wants to talk about whether Weiner is still up or whether Weiner is down. We’ll try to focus on the flaccid economy.

    In today’s article we slyly (alright, it was glaringly obvious) posted the name of this song so here is the song:

  2. And remember the “sequester”? It was his idea to force spending cuts of $100 billion or so for 10 years. Now, though the sequester’s impact has been chiefly to reduce our military strength, he blames Republicans for “leaving in place a meat cleaver” that’s done everything from costing jobs to gutting education and scientific research.

    As usual for an Obama speech, there’s plenty of pie in the sky. He’ll “rebuild run-down neighborhoods.”

    http://freebeacon.com/obamas-speech-longer-than-all-but-one-of-his-state-of-the-union-addresses/

  3. Even the royal baby stole Obama’s thunder. News that the young prince had been named George Alexander Louis of Cambridge came during his prepared remarks.

  4. Best thing is…the Baby is called George…lots of George’s fucking up Bambi’s life at the moment.

  5. what happened to news conference from people who GZ rescued? only saw something about ABC not streaming it live??

    is that the same time the snooze machine was on? heard it was his longest speech ever…

  6. Even the loons see disaster ahead:

    http://freebeacon.com/democrat-jim-mcdermott-blasts-obamacare-rollout/

    Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) expressed his frustrations with the Obama administrations efforts to implement Obamacare during an appearance on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal Wednesday.

    “The White House has been terribly inefficient in dealing with the promotion of their bill. The 2010 election was a referendum on it, and they sat quietly and we lost the House, after we’d gone to bat for this bill, we then lost the House,” McDermott said.

    McDermott also criticized the lack of time White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough has spent reaching out to congressional Democrats.

    I don’t know who he is. If he were sitting here in this room, I would not know him,” he said. “Maybe he’s been someplace, but I’m on the Ways and Means Committee, I’m the ranking member on the Health Subcommittee that’s implementing the bill, I’ve never seen him.

  7. Admin

    “John McCain was on his way to election victory in 2008 until the economic crisis of 2008 hit. Barack Obama owed his election to the economic crisis. So upon election did Barack Obama focus on the economy and restoring American economic might? No. Obama wandered like an encephalitic sheep.”

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    Admin, this event has always been a puzzle to me. As soon as the stock market went into the dumper, during the general election…McCain lost his support and the majority decided that Barry was most equipped to fix the economy.

    It was a real WTF moment for me, one I will never forget.

    – McCain flew back to DC to see if there was something he could do with Congress to keep it from going into a deeper recession (depression). No one seemed to know what to do to fix it. Barry’s gang decides he needs to make an appearance in DC to show he cares, so he drops his schedule and flies back to DC too. Barry does nothing worth noting while there either. A few days later, he heads back to the campaign trail.

    At this point, the media declares that the public believes Obama is the best candidate to fix the economy, he is the most knowledgeable…

    and from that point on, McCain has a downhill slide.

    Was it only a little extra media hype that would change the minds of voters or did something else happen that I am not aware of?

    ——
    What I want to know, is what really happened that caused McCain to lose support???

  8. The best King ever!
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    A Prince About Nothing: Royal Couple Smuggles Seinfeld References Into the Royal Heir’s Name
    —Ace

    First of all, via Twitchy and Brit Hume, the UK Sun goes bananas over the royal birth, while the tabloid Private Eye is less overwhelmed.

    Via @andylevy, but corrected by me because I’m awesome, the young prince’s name seems to be a tribute to the character George Costanza on Seinfeld.

    The kid’s name is — and everything I’m about to say is true — “George Alexander Louis.”

    Okay, so. George, from George Costanza. Alexander, from Jason Alexander, the man who plays him.

    And Louis? Well, George Costanza’s middle name is actually Louis. And that’s not even just some weird behind-the-scenes factoid you get from a series bible or something; that was mentioned on the show multiple times.

    What does this mean?

    It means he’ll be be the best king ever.

  9. Will this fraud leave the oceans alone for God’s sake? He must think he is Moses’s. From a tweet found at ACE…the frauds speech
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    Mary Katharine Ham @mkhammer

    RT @markknoller: Ends hourlong speech calling on Americans to set our eyes on horizon search for an ocean of tomorrows, a sky of tomorrows.

  10. gonzotx
    July 24, 2013 at 6:39 pm
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    So we are to search for a pie in the sky? Is that what he is saying?

  11. S:

    http://gma.yahoo.com/family-rescued-george-zimmerman-backs-news-conference-172156952–abc-news-topstories.html

    The family rescued by George Zimmerman when they were trapped in an overturned SUV canceled a scheduled news conference today and is pleading for privacy.

    Zimmerman was one of two men who came to the aid of Dana and Mark Gerstle and their two children, who were trapped inside a blue Ford Explorer SUV that had rolled over after traveling off the highway in Sanford, Fla., about 5:45 p.m. Thursday, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

    The Gerstles were expected to hold a press conference today at the office of Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’Mara, but cancelled a few hours before it was supposed to take place.

    “They have expressed to us that they are not comfortable doing media interviews at this time and they continue to ask for privacy,” the Seminole City Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

    Zimmerman’s lawyer, Mark O’Mara, said the family had asked to speak, but then got concerned about the anger surrounding the controversial verdict.

    “The family called because they wanted to address the media. I knew that if we did it in an organized way, it would help them get back to a normal life.. But they called today and said they were more worried about blow back from saying anything that would be favorable to George, and decided they did not want to do any media,” Zimmerman said.

  12. “It was a real WTF moment for me, one I will never forget.”

    Shadow, that sums it right up. When things get tough, elect an inexperienced hot air machine rather than someone with many, many years of experience. What the hell kind of sense did that make.

    Re: weiner, word is he is UP. No one in NY seems to be to happy about it, but he is running. Addressed an audience earlier, and received some applause, but several women stood up and turned their backs to him. WTG ladies. But he probably just took a secret pic of your rear-ends for his perv file.

    Anyone see the young woman from Indiana with whom he had such a torrid text fest. She’s a piece of work. Apparently, thinks she’s some kind of venus with tats. Big into Move On.org and liberal pols. Was also big in to OAF, and Obama is listed on her profile as her favorite guy, along with Oscar Meyer, Bill Maher, Charlie Sheen, and a few other quality stud muffins. CNN reporting that she has hired an agent and ready to tell her story, which promises to be about as interesting as watching paint dry.

    I’m just thankful that most of the old WW II vets are dead. How pissed would you be if you had sacrificed your youth and a chunk of your health for your country, only to see it run by perverts, liars, clowns, and sock puppets? Makes me feel like writing a letter of apology to the few remaining.

  13. Looks like someone jumped the gun (pun intended) on the report that 20 rock stars and groups were joining Stevie Wonder’s protest of “Stand Your Ground” law in FL.

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    “No, the Rolling Stones Aren’t Boycotting Florida Over Stand Your Ground”

    —By Asawin Suebsaeng
    | Tue Jul. 23, 2013 9:52 AM PDT

    On Monday, April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks posted a new list of famous recording artists who have supposedly joined Stevie Wonder’s celebrity campaign protesting Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground law. In the wake of the not guilty verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman, Wonder announced a boycott of Florida and any other state that has a Stand Your Ground law on the books. The new list includes over 20 names, such as Usher, Rod Stewart, Madonna, Kanye West, Rihanna, R. Kelly, Wale, Jay Z, and the Rolling Stones. Ryan’s original post, which has since been updated, cites a “source close to Stevie Wonder,” and does not specify which artists are joining the Florida boycott, and which are opting for something lighter (protesting, issuing a statement, signing a petition, or whatever).

    Ryan’s report was picked up by various news outlets and websites (including The Hill, Us Weekly, TheWrap, and Alan Colmes’ Liberaland), many of which interpreted this to mean that these artists had agreed to a boycott of the Sunshine State. But for now at least, it seems this roster of celebrities warrants greater scrutiny. Though some of the listed artists have indeed expressed outrage and support for Trayvon Martin’s family, that doesn’t mean they’re necessarily blacklisting Florida. For instance, a source with knowledge of the situation has denied that Rihanna is joining Wonder’s boycott. And when I talked to Fran Curtis, spokeswoman for the Rolling Stones, she said she was “not aware of this,” and hadn’t been until Mother Jones contacted her. When Curtis contacted representatives for the band in the UK, they responded by saying, “nobody’s heard anything about this.” (A number of industry sources also cast doubt on other portions of the list, but would not specify which exactly at this time.)

    snip

    http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/07/rolling-stones-boycott-florida-stand-your-ground

  14. I’m just thankful that most of the old WW II vets are dead. How pissed would you be if you had sacrificed your youth and a chunk of your health for your country, only to see it run by perverts, liars, clowns, and sock puppets? Makes me feel like writing a letter of apology to the few remaining.
    ************

    I agree

  15. admin
    July 24, 2013 at 7:12 pm
    S:
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    of course, should have guessed…they were afraid of the death threats that would be coming their way…and being called liars by every TM pundit on TV

    **********************

    read some of those text and emails TM sent…what a fraud this whole thing is…just as Admin said…mother threw him out…was getting into all kinds of trouble…

    seems there is more to skittles than meets the eye…many variations on the theme…

    http://www.narconon.org/blog/narconon/do-you-ever-hear-your-child-talk-about-a-skittles-party/

  16. “What I want to know, is what really happened that caused McCain to lose support???”

    Quite simple. McCain looked scared. White as a sheet. He knew that an economic disaster was unfolding and he knew that he didn’t know what to do. When he went back to the Senate, he found that he was powerless to make any difference and looked impotent. He rejoined the campaign having made no difference, and he never recovered.

    Obama looked smug and confident — like the cat that had just swallowed the canary. Either he didn’t understand what had just happened, or, alternately, things were going exactly according to script. Either way Obama looked unfazed and unscared. Unfortunately the public responded to the two mens’ responses on an emotional level. McCain was right to be freaked out and Obama’s lack of understanding or interest in the economic crisis continues to this day.

  17. Our Great Leader’s newest economic proposal. BTW, check out the folks in the background…all white. When was the last time you saw him give a major speech with only “whitey” surrounding him? Think he has gotten a look at his poll numbers since he stepped into the racial cesspool of Sharpton and Jackson?

  18. GOP joins Obama to abolish the 4th Amendment

    “The Washington elites fear liberty. They fear you.”
    Congressman Justin Amash Constitutional Federalist

    The “Conservative” GOP controlled House of Representatives joined hand-in-hand with Comrade Obama to continue the reckless violation of the 4th Amendment of the Bill of Rights and conduct massive Police State spying on all Americans.

    The House engaged in a heated debate Wednesday over an amendment from Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) to halt the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of phone record data.

    “We’re here today for a very simple reason: to defend the Fourth Amendment, to defend the privacy of each and every American,” Amash said as he introduced his measure. Lawmakers’ votes, he said, would answer one simple question, “Do we oppose the suspicionless collection of every American’s phone records?”

    Amash warned that “opponents of this amendment will use the same tactic that every government throughout history has used to justify its violation of rights: fear.” And the measure’s foes — even those within his own party — did not disappoint reports the Huffington Post.

    Apparently, the answer was no. The House voted 217-205 to defeat the amendment Wednesday evening.

    Amash’s measure, offered as an amendment to the Department of Defense appropriations bill, would have prevented the government from invoking Section 215 of the Patriot Act to scoop up phone call metadata — information about whom people are calling and when, but not the content of the calls — unless the government had a reasonable suspicion that a specific target was involved in terrorism.

    Co-sponsored by liberals including Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the amendment represents the first time either chamber of Congress has weighed in on the revelations of NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

    http://thefederalist-gary.blogspot.com/2013/07/gop-joins-obama-to-abolish-4th-amendment.html

  19. Both Democrats and Republicans openly crap on the Constitution by making war on Syria without a formal declaration and vote.

    WAR – Democrats & GOP push for a new war in Syria

    Democrats and Republicans are working quietly under the media radar to violate the Constitution and build and fund an army of Islamists to overthrow the secular pro-Russian government of Syria without a formal Declaration of War.

    After all, a proper debate on going to war in both the Senate and House would draw unwanted attention from the non-lap dog Internet Media. Hell, the American people might even notice the Bullshit pouring out of Congress.

    The House and Senate Intelligence Committees have given a green light to arm Syrian rebels, as their concerns were alleviated. But a top US general warned that high costs of military options could reach billions.

    Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff and the highest-ranking American military advisor, wrote that a no-fly zone over Syria would cost the US between $500 million and $1 billion a month to maintain, and may be ineffective because the Syrian army relies on artillery, not air support, to fight the insurrection.
    .
    In the meantime, Comrade Barack Obama will continue with the plan to arm Syrian rebels after several congressional concerns were alleviated, Reuters quoted officials as saying. “We believe we are in a position that the administration can move forward,” says GOP House of Representatives Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers

    More @ http://thefederalist-gary.blogspot.com/2013/07/war-democrats-gop-push-for-new-war-in.html

  20. Sex, money and lies: ‘Culture of Corruption’ boomerangs on Democrats as scandals blossom nationwide

    The Democratic Party is battling scandals from New York to San Diego and from city hall to Capitol Hill, as the party finds itself on the defensive over embarrassing lapses ranging from sexual misconduct to multiple scandals ensnaring the Obama administration.

    President Obama on Wednesday denounced what he called “phony scandals” and “an endless parade of distractions” blocking progress on the economy and other issues, but critics say the controversies underscore the missed opportunities for the president and his party to live up to pledges to clean up politics and break traditional patterns of money, influence and privilege in government.

    Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jul/24/sex-money-and-lies-culture-of-corruption-boomerang/#ixzz2a404hH2Q

  21. Good Morning. I hear on TV that a media launch by the Hillary Haters has started. They must be really fearful if they are starting this early, even before she declares.

  22. There needs to be a nation-wide boycott of big media for one whole week.

    If you watch the Greta-Trey interview posted by HTA, a single thought comes to mind:

    Big media—the absolute destroyer of our culture and our political system.

    And don’t think for one minute that their executives do not know exactly what they are doing:

    1. first, censor any information which does come out which is critical of Obama.

    2. second, to the extent that this information does come out to promote the big lie by Obama in response.

    At this point, anyone who cannot see what big media is doing is either corrupt or abysmally stupid.

    But if there were a national boycott, those exectutives would panic and something might change.

    Instead of assuming big media is legitimate, we must start with the opposite assumption, because that is reality.

  23. When I learned that Rubio is taking a “strong stand” against Obamacare, I got so excited that I called his office, and asked him to let us know when he decides to flip flop and side with Schumer, so those of us who believed he was telling us the truth do not get caught in the switches, again.

  24. “Everybody likes Marco. But nobody trusts him.”
    ______________

    Sounds a whole lot like BO except that likability thing not so much among some.

    Beware of those “rock star” politicians.

  25. A good legal opinion on the survivability of municipal employee pension funds under bankruptcy law, by a University of Pennsylvania law professor, suggesting two conclusions:

    1. first, that the legal case by the public retirees is weak.

    2. second, in the case of Detroit, the pensions are modest, such that the bankruptcy judge should weigh the harmful effects a reduction in benefits would have on the recipients, and the corresponding reductions to be enacted on other creditors of the city. (Note: there is, of course, a priority of creditor liens to consider as well).

    Absent that, the demise of Detroit and other municipalities, and at some point, the entire blue state model is destined to continue, in an Obama machinated race to the bottom for the middle class.

    Will they wake up to what he is doing?

    Not if big media can help it.

    Those cockroaches will protect him to the bitter end.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324110404578625904218607438.html?mod=trending_now_4

  26. More tales of the Trojan Horse, Obama. . . .
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    The true reason why Democrats passed Obamacare – and, by the way? Pinning that monstrosity on the President’s narrow shoulders will be known as one of the great agitprop victories of our age, and I am humbly grateful to have played some small part in that – is rooted in insecurity and spite.

    In 2009 Democrats in the House were back in power after a decade of being forced to watch as Republicans ran all the committees and decided what was worth having a investigatory panel and cavorted in the sacred places; and I’m not exactly being facetious. In the beginning of the Nineties a freshman Democrat going to Congress could feel assured that he or she would, in the full course of time, ascend to at least a nice, juicy subcommittee chair. That was how it worked. That was how it worked for two generations.

    1995 shocked a lot of complaisant Democrats – well, the ones that survived the experience – and some of them were still around in 2007. So when 2009 rolled around, and the Senate was within a hair of being filibuster-proof, and it became clear that the new President had no clue about anything and would happily keep signing whatever legislation was put in front of him… the temptation was strong to revisit the 1994 election cycle. Which, if you may recall, was widely considered by the Democrats to be because they had not passed universal health care back then.

    So they went ahead and did that in 2009; and then the American people decimated the Democratic party in the 2010 midterms. Because the Democrats were kind of wrong then about how much the American people really wanted universal health care*.

    But here’s the thing: Barack Obama couldn’t have done a single blessed thing about any of that, even if he wanted to. Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid (rightfully) ignored him as being utterly irrelevant to the original process, with the exception of course of signing the actual legislation. The man did not have the instincts then (or since) to lead people who don’t want to be led, which means that Barack Obama was as much a spectator to the whole thing as the Republican caucus**.

    Which is why I say that the whole thing was implausible; I mean, it’s not like Harry Reid threw a horseshoe nail at just the right moment to cost the Democratic party effective control over legislation; some things were just, well, kind of inevitable…

    http://www.redstate.com/2013/07/25/barack-obama-obamacare-democrats-2010/

  27. wbboei

    July 25, 2013 at 10:53 am

    ________________________________________

    A sound idea that would be successful. The problem is organizing it. There is more than enough support nationwide to engage in one AND for a sustained enough period of time to affect the income stream of those pesky execs. How to mobilize the 54% of income producing Americans to do it is the trick.

    Hillary 2016

    P.S. Count me in.

  28. The leading story on NBC/AP today was what? Benghazi? No. Fast and Furious? No. The IRS Scandal? No. The story which they feature day in and day out is this ridiculous Paula Dean scandal, headline to read NEW REVELATIONS, MORE, DEEPER SCANDAL OMG. Turns out that Dean, a white Obama supporter, allegedly used her position as a television chef, to systematically pay black employees less than white, and even asked one to play Aunt Jemimah, Butterfield McQueen in Gone With The Wind–or some other icon of our racist past for which there can never be any atonement, except to keep paying these black hucksters taxpayer money the shame of it to promote policies that destroy the black community. Meanwhile all the losers in my town drive around in their foreign cars with Obama bumper stickers, proving that there in no cure for stupid.

  29. I heard the Obama’s gave
    A truckload of disposable diapers which I saw on tv the royal nannies refuse to use. The use the “real thing”

    😆 😆 😆

  30. Looks like POTUS DOEdu has fixed schools too: ObamaCore?
    [This WaPo piece is snipped sufficiently to satisfy my purposes.]
    New Common Core tests: Worth the price? By Valerie Strauss, Published: July 24 at 9:51 am
    Now that both of the federally-funded consortia of states designing standardized tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards have released pricing data for each exam, states are assessing whether they can afford to pay. Already some aren’t liking what they see. Snip So how good will these new exams be? It is important to remember how these tests were initially portrayed and what they will wind up delivering. snip The progress made by the PARCC and Smarter Balanced consortia in assessment development, while significant, will be far from what is ultimately needed for either accountability or classroom instructional improvement purposes.
    How far off will they be from what “ultimately needed”? Snip In fact, the Gordon Commission says that yet another generation of tests will be needed. Snip The one thing that’s certain about all of this is that testing companies are going to make a lot of money.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/07/24/new-common-core-tests-worth-the-price/

    P.S. Count me in on TV boycott too. Is there an online tool for organizing such things?
    P.P.S. Foxy I’m heading over to Bretbart now; that link has got to be a good read.

  31. TheRock
    July 25, 2013 at 12:09 pm
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    Sometimes these things do not require a support organization to be successful. All it took to start the Tea Party movement was Rick Santelli, who tapped into growing public distrust and disdain for government. The forfeiture of its status as watch dog, for the stall fed existence of a lap dog, is what has happened to big media. I would hope this stains them forever, such that if a republican wins the presidency, and they attempt to revert to a watch dog role, people reject them for the hypocrites they are. It is unseemly for an organization with no morality and no priniciples which has abused the public trust, to turn around and talk about morality. Hopefully, with any discerning audience, they jumped the shark, and now they are through. Simply put, big media cannot be trusted, ever.

  32. wbboei

    July 25, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Hopefully, with any discerning audience, they jumped the shark, and now they are through. Simply put, big media cannot be trusted, ever.

    Again, I don’t disagree. But with the Tea Party movement, it was organized by the Republican party after the idea became viable. Even holdthemaccountable’s first question about your idea was to ask about whether an online tool existed to sign up. It is a great idea. I don’t watch much network anymore anyway. Too many lies to sit through. BBC America and the net serve my news gathering purposes.

    Hillary 2016

  33. If you compare the fact based profile of the thug wannabe of Travon Martin presented in the internet researched video posted by Admin, to the airbrushed image of an innocent child murdered by a brown skin man presented by big media as white, without provocation, then you can begin to appreciate the outrage engendered by the verdict:

    Too many people listen to big media. Big media is not interested in the truth, even remotely. If you listen to big media you will become a zombie. It cannot be otherwise.

  34. gonzotx
    July 25, 2013 at 12:58 pm
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    Said they would write my comments down and pass them up the line. That means they are protecting Rubio. The fool has a remittance man from Media Matters in his employ. My suspicion is that is where this buck will stop. This bastard is giving him bad political advice. Most likely he pushed Marco to do what he did, and having given that kind of advice to him which forecloses higher political prospects for him although I doubt he understands that now, this cockroach will be loathe to give Rubio negative feedback from constituents, because it also represents a repudiation of his own judgment.

  35. TheRock July 25, 2013 at 12:53 pm
    But with the Tea Party movement, it was organized by the Republican party after the idea became viable.
    ———————-
    GOP tried and tried but did not succeed. And the dwindling few who remain as members of Congress true to principles of small responsible govt, are a big thorn in the side of the GOP as well as Obama. He used to identify the gridlock by naming Tea Party name but now has to watch his tongue on that. 🙂 🙂 🙂

    There are hundreds, maybe thousands of Tea Party groups. The next time they sponsor a rally, look up the list of groups participating. By city, county, area … you name it. As for online, I was thinking of petition sites, Facebook. Thought there might be something specific to a generic boycott process. I think I would favor boycotting the 6:30 – 7:00 evening news on weekdays. Just because I hate it so.

  36. Is this the writing in the wind…….but i do hate it coming from this schmuck.. but what a slap at Obama. A sign that Obama has no more political capital and is a lame duck.

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/07/25/reid-a-president-hillary-clinton-even-better-than-obama/

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is gushing over his former Senate colleague Hillary Clinton, saying Wednesday night the former secretary of state would do a “better” job in the White House than the current president.

    “Hillary Clinton may have a bigger fan than Harry Reid; I just don’t know who it would be,” he said in an interview that aired Wednesday night on PBS’ “NewsHour.”

    The Nevada Democrat praised Clinton’s work as former U.S. senator and as the nation’s top diplomat, saying her legacy will “go down in history books.” He added that he “of course” has “such admiration” for President Barack Obama, but Clinton would fare better as the country’s chief executive.

    “Remember, the last three or four years he was here we reduced the debt and created 22 million jobs – pretty good deal,” he said. “I think that they’re a pretty good team, but she’ll handle things probably even better than he did.”

    “Is that right? Even better?” the host, Judy Woodruff, asked.

    “Oh, yeah,” he replied.

    Reid quietly urged then-Sen. Obama to run against then-Sen. Clinton in the 2008 Democratic primary process, but waited until Obama became the presumptive nominee to officially endorse him.

    Asked in the interview if he’d like to see Clinton run again, Reid said: “I don’t know what more I can say than – to be a cheerleader for – than what I’ve already said in this interview.”

  37. What are the Obama Dims up to? Do they think Hillary is their best hope of having a Dem in the WH, or is this some kind of set up? Reid damn sure didn’t seem to think Hillary would do a better job than Barack-Star in 2008. He was all about some Obama back then. Maybe he knew all along Barack wasn’t up to the job, but thought his 1/2 blackness was all that mattered.

    Regardless, I wouldn’t trust that little weasel Harry Reid any further than I could throw him.

  38. holdthemaccountable

    July 25, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    GOP tried and tried but did not succeed.

    _______________________________________________

    I’m not saying that the GOP was able to maintain the organizational posture it started with, and like you said, the Tea Partiers are a thorn in the side of the establishment elites. But at the initial stages, when it was critical to have money, exposure and a counter to the MSM bias that existed, the GOP served to make the movement mainstream. Now the IDEALS of the two groups didn’t mesh which is why the GOP elites do not have “control” over the Tea Party members in Congress. All that said, we are of one accord. A boycott of the MSM might hit them in the pocketbook enough to make a difference. The key is convincing enough of the REST of the populous… 🙂

    Hillary 2016

  39. Oh i know, Reid is about as trustworthy as a hungry croc but i think they know that Hillary is their only hope in 2016 and they know it. They know they blew it in 2008 with him but were stuck with him.

  40. They know they blew it in 2008 with him but were stuck with him.
    *********
    I don’t know how you think they blew it, they have push through every despicable bill and their agenda through with hardly a peep from the Reps. He was re elected in 2012, illegal votes and all.

    Hillary has appeared to tack to the far left.

  41. Eric Holder Announces The Department Of Justice Will Sue Texas Under The Voting Rights Act
    —DrewM.(ACE)

    Of course.

    In a surprise move, Attorney General Eric Holder announced a legal effort today that could force the state of Texas to again submit any election law changes to the federal government for pre-approval, as the Justice Department tries to move past a recent Supreme Court ruling that set aside such a regime for Texas and other states in the South.
    “This is the Department’s first action to protect voting rights following the Shelby County decision, but it will not be our last,” the Attorney General told a conference of the National Urban League in Philadelphia.

    To be clear, this will be done under a section of the Voting Rights Act that the Supreme Court didn’t touch in its landmark Shelby County decision. As a reminder, in that case the Court ruled that the formula Congress used to determine which jurisdictions were the subject of “pre-clearance” was out of date. Holder’s announcement is that the DoJ will try and have a federal court “bail in” Texas to a pre-clearance program because of current discriminatory acts.

    Part of Section III of the VRA:

    SEC. 3. (a) Whenever the Attorney General institutes a proceeding under any statute to enforce the guarantees of the fifteenth amendment in any State or political subdivision the court shall authorize the appointment of Federal examiners by the United States Civil Service Commission in accordance with section 6 to serve for such period of time and for such political subdivisions as the court shall determine is appropriate to enforce the guarantees of the fifteenth amendment (1) as part of any interlocutory order if the court determines that the appointment of such examiners is necessary to enforce such guarantees or (2) as part of any final judgment if the court finds that violations of the fifteenth amendment justifying equitable relief have occurred in such State or subdivision: Provided, That the court need not authorize the appointment of examiners if any incidents of denial or abridgement of the right to vote on account of race or color (1) have been few in number and have been promptly and effectively corrected by State or local action, (2) the continuing effect of such incidents has been eliminated, and (3) there is no reasonable probability of their recurrence in the future.
    While this isn’t a lawless decision by Holder in that he’s ignoring the Supreme Court’s decision, it’s clearly harassment meant to gin up Obama’s base of racial grievance mongers.

    It’s going to take a long time to get this to court, let alone through any appeals regardless of which side wins. Hopefully long before then a new President and AG will drop the whole thing.

    In the meantime, the process is the punishment.

    Defending Texas in this suit will be state Attorney General Gregg Abbott who happens to be running for Governor to replace Rick Perry. I’m pretty sure getting to fight Eric Holder in court to defend the honor of Texas counts as an in-kind contribution to Abbott’s campaign.

  42. lEAGLINSURRECTION
    ******************************
    Dan Bongino pens Benghazi gem in Washington Times
    Posted by Bryan Jacoutot Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 12:32pm

    While the President laments “distracting” and “phony scandals,” Bongino laments the Americans lives lost, and the deafening silence as to why.

    Yesterday, President Obama gave another speech on the economy and pledged yet again be the standard-bearer of the “working class.” While the focus of the speech centered around the reiteration of the familiarly empty promises we’ve grown accustomed to, some not so subtle jabs were thrown in the direction of Republicans, and the Tea Party wing in particular.

    “With an endless parade of distractions, political posturing and phony scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball,” Obama said in an economic address at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill.

    Bongino, as fate would have it, wrote a piece in the Washington Times the same day calling for answers in one of the “phony scandals” the President was likely referring to; the Benghazi terror attack of September 11th, 2012. I’ve excerpted part of this piece, but I encourage you to read the whole thing.

    The Obama administration still has not explained why the Foreign Emergency Support Team was not activated. The State Department’s own website describes the team as “the U.S. government’s only interagency, on-call, short-notice team poised to respond to terrorist incidents worldwide.” Therein lies the rub: the mention of terrorism. The Foreign Emergency Support Team was available and chartered to respond to incidents such as the Benghazi attack, but was never deployed.

    Having incorporated multiagency response teams into security planning on foreign soil for numerous presidential visits during my time in the Secret Service, I am intimately aware of their dedication to their mission and willingness to help. Perhaps the reason the administration did not activate the Foreign Emergency Support Team was because it immediately would have put to rest any question about the cause of the attack and set off a cascade of events that did not fit the administration’s desired political narrative.

    Embattled by multiple scandals, the Obama administration has adroitly managed to avoid any substantial political ramifications from what I deem to be its greatest failure: the failure to adequately protect the military and security personnel who swore on their honor to protect you.

    As Bongino notes, Benghazi is not the only one of these “phony scandals” the Obama administration would ultimately dismiss as nothing more than a creative manifestation of partisan politics. It is, however, the only one directly responsible for the loss of American lives.

    Yet those who bring up the absence of answers are too often chastised by many as right wing “extremists” or “obstructionists,” among other less than savory terms.

    Bongino’s continued insistence on answers to these completely legitimate inquiries illustrates why his presence in Congress would be so meaningful. His tenacity in pursuing elected office after his defeat in 2012 reveals his dedication to the cause. Perhaps most importantly, his determination to bring a another Republican representative to Congress from predominantly deep blue Maryland is emblematic of his inability to retreat from a fight where the end justifies the sacrifice present in the means.

    Bongino is cut from a cloth that is all too rare in Congress today. His presence there would represent a much needed counterweight to what has largely become an environment entirely too comfortable with zero accountability.

    For more information on Bongino’s run for office in MD-06, check out his website.

  43. Lethal….

    http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/07/25/naming_caroline_kennedy_ambassador_to_japan_terrible_message_about_america

    Being something of an op-ed writer myself, I consider the nomination of Caroline Kennedy for ambassador to Japan to be a breakthrough. While America’s diplomatic envoys have been chosen on the basis of a variety of criteria before — key posts during the Obama years have, for example, been awarded for reasons ranging from the bundling of donations to the actual giving of their own personal cash — the Kennedy nomination is perhaps the first time in history that an individual has been nominated for a top ambassadorial post primarily for having written an opinion column.

  44. admin
    July 25, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    That’s three in a row. Our article is once again a Powerline “pick”. Thanks to Powerline.
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    WOW!!! Congrats Admin. 🙂 🙂 :mrgreen:

  45. Beware of those “rock star” politicians.
    ————————-
    Perhaps not. But have you per chance seen the videos of the guy who walks around the beaches of California getting loons, which are as plentiful as the grains of sand, to sign positions which are ridiculous on their face, but include buzz words repeated over and over again to the point that the loons cannot think past them.

    That is what we are dealing with. And that is a nutshell is why, to damned near a majority of the public, the rock star always wins. To think about the message at a deeper level is like asking a cat to bark. I used to say this was a tragic development which belies the entire concept of self government. Now, however, I accept it as a reality.

    When it comes to politics, we live in a nation of loons.

  46. Rassmussen reports that Obama’s support has climbed to 50%, as the fate of the United States goes down the tubes.

    As respects loons, I rest my case.

  47. admin
    July 25, 2013 at 2:33 pm
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    Congratulations Admin. For those who want to understand politics at the deeper level, your analysis over the past five years has been without equal.

  48. moononpluto
    July 25, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Lethal….
    ———
    Perhaps. But it points to the single coherent explanation for all this: a generation of vipers.

  49. HOW MANY HOURS A WEEK DOES THIS GUY ACTUALLY WORK?

    Now that Obummer is starring in this year’s reprise of “Bawaaack’s Summer Road Trip (VI)”, which no doubt come in way over budget and be another floptastic failure, we have to wonder, “What is this guy really trying to do?”

    In 2007/2008, all those “inspiring speeches” were used to propel him as a worthy challenger to much more qualified Democratic hopefuls (including a former first lady).

    In 2009-12, those speech tours were allegedly to propel his agenda, affect change, and build on his hopes for re-election.

    Now what is the purpose of these vague speaking tours, as if he is on a book signing tour? Adulation? Feeling of purpose? Or is this merely a way to “look busy”, command a faux bully pulpit, but in reality, a way to travel around and work 1 hour days???

    Ya feel me, dawg?

  50. Barry knows he does not have to work another single day in his life and he is just skimming along until he is out of the WH. He dont give a flying fook any longer, he is not beholden to anyone now. Electors, congress, whatever.

  51. It’s been a rough few weeks for Barack Obama. A wave of scandals has undermined trust in the White House, and a series of major polls has hammered the president in the first year of his second term. Support for Obama has dropped to its lowest level in two years, with widespread public dissatisfaction over his handling of the economy. A NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released this morning showed the president’s approval level at just 45 percent, with 50 percent disapproving. 56 percent of Americans are “pessimistic” or “uncertain” in “their feelings about how the president will do during the rest of his term,” and only 17 percent of Americans surveyed are “optimistic.”
    Today’s speech at Knox College, Illinois, was supposed to be the president’s come-back moment, the first of a series of addresses aimed at retaking the initiative by the White House. Instead it was a train-wreck. In an hour-long address, which seemed to last forever (and par for course started 15 minutes late), the president spoke in deeply partisan terms, often with bitterness and anger, lambasting his political opponents, dismissing criticism of his policies, and launching into his favourite theme of class warfare, attacking the wealthy and what he calls the “winner takes all economy.” In a display of extraordinary arrogance (even by his standards), he condemned what he called “an endless parade of distractions, political posturing and phony scandals,” a direct reference to the Congressional investigations into the IRS and Benghazi scandals, which most Americans don’t see as phony. He also defended his increasingly unpopular Obamacare proposals, attacking what he calls “a politically-motivated misinformation campaign,”

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/nilegardiner/100228011/barack-obama-flops-in-knox-the-presidents-speech-was-a-train-wreck/

  52. Leanora
    July 25, 2013 at 8:33 am

    Sex, money and lies: ‘Culture of Corruption’ boomerangs on Democrats as scandals blossom nationwide

    President Obama on Wednesday denounced what he called “phony scandals” and “an endless parade of distractions” blocking progress on the economy and other issues, but critics say the controversies underscore the missed opportunities for the president and his party to live up to pledges to clean up politics and break traditional patterns of money, influence and privilege in government.
    &&&&&&&&&

    Ahem.

    What “phony scandals”???

    Fast and Furious? Oh yeah, we’ll never get past the obstruction put up by DoJ.

    Spying on the public? Listening on our phone calls (don’t tell me about the ‘metadata’, they know every word being uttered).

    There are so many scandals, and potential scandals, and the preezy hardly ever holds a press conference, and when he does, it is rigged with “reporters” asking him questions provided by the Obama’s handlers. It’s just staged.

    Whenever a reporter dares ask a direct question, they are taken out back and shot…well, metaphorically.

  53. Holder Snubs Nose At Supreme Court’s Voting Rights Act Ruling, Wants Texas To Get Approval From Feds Before Changing Voting Laws, Cites History Of Racism…
    —————-
    And they can tell Holder to stick it where the sun don’t shine. Aint gonna happen pal.

  54. Holder Snubs Nose At Supreme Court’s Voting Rights Act Ruling, Wants Texas To Get Approval From Feds Before Changing Voting Laws, Cites History Of Racism…
    —————-
    And they can tell Holder to stick it where the sun don’t shine. Aint gonna happen pal.
    —————
    So the governor says no. Holder sends in US Marshals aka buffalo soldiers. The governor calls out the Texas Rangers. The community organizer steps into the breach and says why can’t we all just get along? And the governor tells him, because of you, asshole. Go ahead punk. Make my day.

    That actually happened in the late 19th century. Policemen from New York and New Jersey were sent in over a dispute between the two sovereignties. They met at a bridge. And a gun battle did ensue.

    Today however we have Justice John Roberts. If a crisis like this did emerge, he would take his marching orders from Obama, just like he did when the upheld Obamacare.

  55. “Anthony Weiner the peter tweeter is at is again. He admitted in a press conference to having more online sexting episode well after he resigned from Congress. This time Anthony Weiner used the name Carlos danger. He was sexting women under the name Carlos Danger. See, this is Weiner’s way of getting more Latino support.” –Jay Leno

    “As a comedian, I am pleading with the voters of New York: please elect this man.” –Jay Leno

  56. This is the only way we will all remember obama as being a great president. 🙂

    Neuroscientists plant false memories in the brain

    The phenomenon of false memory has been well-documented: In many court cases, defendants have been found guilty based on testimony from witnesses and victims who were sure of their recollections, but DNA evidence later overturned the conviction.

    In a step toward understanding how these faulty memories arise, MIT neuroscientists have shown that they can plant false memories in the brains of mice. They also found that many of the neurological traces of these memories are identical in nature to those of authentic memories.

    http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2013/neuroscientists-plant-false-memories-in-the-brain-0725.html

  57. Barack Obama Phony in Chief

    By Larry Johnson on July 25, 2013 at 9:16 PM in Current Affairs

    Jesus! Talk about the pot calling the kettle black, good old Barack Obama was out yesterday leading with his chin

    Just what “phony” scandal does he have in mind? Was the death of Border Patrol officer, Brian Terry, “phony?” Was Barack Obama’s failure to take charge of the response to the attack on our personnel and facilities in Benghazi “phony?” The death of four Americans at the hands of Islamic terrorists “phony?”

    How about the investigation and attempted prosecution of journalists? Is that “phony?” Is the abuse of the IRS in targeting conservative political groups “phony?”

    Barack Obama, I am so tired of your sanctimonious, pathetic whining. Instead of leading, all you do is cry and complain–”OOOHH, those Republicans are being so mean to me.” Would it be an insult to female dogs to suggest you are acting like a “bitch?”

    You, Obama, are a KAP–i.e., a Kenyan American Princess. You are so precious in your temper tantrums and so vacuous in your actual policy initiatives. Just as you did during your tenure in the Illinois State Legislature, you are voting present. But you are there only physically. Mentally? You are AWOL.

    http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/76159/barack-obama-phony-in-chief/#more-76159

  58. The 36-year-old mother of eight (8), who is Puerto Rican, said she was the juror that fought to the end and was going to give them a hung jury. On the second day of deliberations, she decided under Florida law there was not enough evidence to convict Zimmerman of murder or manslaughter
    —————————————————————
    Sobbed during closing statements?

    Mother of eight (8)?

    Puerto Rican?

    ANITA (Rita Moreno)

    Puerto Rico

    My heart’s devotion

    Let it sink back in the ocean

    Always the hurricanes blowing

    Always the population growing

    And the money owing

    And the sunlight streaming

    And the natives steaming

    I like the island Manhattan

    Smoke on your pipe And put that in!

    GIRLS

    I like to be in America

    Okay by me in America

    Everything free in America
    ———————-

    ABC is a scumbag network

    100% invested in race baiting

    The claimed that Zimmerman was white

    Now that the verdict is in

    They hunt down the jurors

    In a futile attempt to prove they were right

    Rather than letting it rest

    Listening to them is a waste of time.

  59. Another page from Maxwell Smart. Would you believe House Democrats worry about safe and comfortable border passage for immigrants attempting to enter US illegally? [various snips]
    House Democrats warn of more border deaths under Senate immigration bill
    By Mike Lillis – 07/24/13 07:03 PM ET
    Approved last month in an effort to rally more conservatives behind comprehensive reform, the Corker-Hoeven provision would provide an additional $40 billion over the next decade to bolster border enforcement. Central to that effort, the measure would fund an additional 18,000 Border Patrol agents and 700 miles of physical border fence. The amendment passed easily, 69-29, with 15 Republicans backing the measure. It set the stage for final approval of the Senate package, which passed by a similarly lopsided 68-32 vote.
    The Democrats say they’re more attuned to a House GOP proposal sponsored by Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas), that calls for a comprehensive border strategy to be in place before more funding is allocated.
    http://thehill.com/homenews/house/313365-house-dems-warn-of-more-border-deaths-under-senate-immigration-bill

  60. The IRS is supposed to enforce Obamacare.

    They don’t want it either.

    From Illinois review July 25, 2013.

    “IRS WORKERS WANT AN EXEMPTION FROM OBAMACARE”

    “Another union has lost its enthusiasm for ObamaCare – or at least for one major feature of the federalized health insurance scheme.

    The National Treasury Employees Union, or NTEU, is encouraging its members to write their congressmen in opposition to HR 1780, a bill that would have federal government workers use health insurance exchanges to buy health insurance. (Their sample letter is below.) The exchanges would take the place of the Federal Employee Health Benefits program that currently provides insurance to Treasury Department employees.

    The creation of health insurance exchanges was one of the key features of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare. The exchanges were supposed to provide a means for workers who did not have employer-provided insurance to purchase affordable insurance on their own. Under ObamaCare, members of Congress and their staffs are required to buy health insurance through the exchanges. HR 1780 would extend this to all federal government workers.

    The exchanges, which were originally to be managed by state governments, have proved difficult to set up. Twenty-seven states have passed on creating their own exchanges, and another seven states (Illinois included) have opted for a partnership arrangement where the federal government will still take the lead in setting up an exchange – rather than take on the task on themselves. The creation of the exchanges is behind schedule, and many health care providers doubt that they will be functional in timeto prevent disruptions in health care.”

    Read more:
    http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2013/07/irs-workers-want-an-exemption-from-obamacare.html#more

  61. I don’t want to keep bringing this up for fear of becoming repetitious, but I believe there is a big elephant in the room that nobody in the media wants to see. And that is – if Mursi is being accused of conspiring with Hamas, the sender of that secret $8 Billion of American money should be on trial right beside him.
    =========

    Deposed Egyptian president held in prison break probe

    (Reuters) – Egyptian authorities have detained deposed President Mohamed Mursi for 15 days over an array of accusations, including killing soldiers and conspiring with the Palestinian group Hamas, the state news agency said on Friday.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/26/us-egpyt-protests-mursi-accusations-idUSBRE96P0A220130726

  62. MILLER: Obama’s doomed attempt to save his legacy. 7/26/13/
    The White House adopts a strategy of deception by distraction
    …Mr. Obama’s political career has been based on his skill in convincing people to judge him on the things he says, rather than his actions. This ability is effective for a campaign but a disaster for governing. The president now wants to play the innocent outsider taking on the Washington political establishment. No one should fall for it.
    Emily Miller is senior editor of opinion for The Washington Times.
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jul/26/obamas-doomed-attempt-to-save-his-legacy/

  63. admin
    July 25, 2013 at 2:33 pm
    That’s three in a row. Our article is once again a Powerline “pick”. Thanks to Powerline.

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/
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    Congratulations Admin! WTG!

    TheRock, I totally agree about Snoden.

  64. I like this comment. 🙂

    This is a President, who came into office with BOTH a Democrat House and a Democrat Senate. Two years of total control. In those two years he never once passed a budget. That has never occurred in US history. Moreover, in those two years there was no filibuster by the GOP in the budget.The man is a failure at everything. His answer to all his failings is scapegoating, and he promotes scapegoating, which is itself an abject bigotry, with every world out is mouth.

  65. I saw a clip of Rove on Hannity.

    Perhaps you did too.

    Hannity supports the Mike Lee (R-UT) bill to defund Obamacare.

    Hannity argued that this bill was the last shot to beat Obamacare.

    Rove disagreed.

    Rove said, in substance, it would be bad for the party.

    He predicted that Obama would force it to a debt showdown.

    In which case, the Republicans would lose.

    He argued that if Obamacare will collapse under its own weight.

    I do agree with him that Obama would force it to a showdown.

    I also agree that from his perspective it could be bad for the party.

    Especially when Boehner comes under pressure and caves, like he always does.

    But it is the right thing to do.

    And if they will not do the right thing now, when will the RINOS ever do the right thing?

    Til hell freezes over (more likely), or the dims do the right thing for the People (the 12th of Never)

    With a guy like Rove, polls and doing the right thing do not matter.

    Even when the American People strongly oppose Obamacare.

  66. Well, Erickson is saying what I have been saying for a couple years . . . There are IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES between the base of the party and the amoral, money driven, lobbyist focused, Washington centered, plutocratic Republican establishment, i.e. RINOS, and their base, for the party to survive.

    The coalition is splintering. A third party will emerge. I am 80% certain of the result. The only variable is the timing.

    The evidence of the impending divorce is clear cogent and convincing for anyone who cares to look. Notice how the RINOS have been unable to hold the party together even with the threat of this radical leftist dictator in the White House, as evidenced by the fact that even under that threat, they could not get 6 million white voters to the polls in November, and they turn around and lie openly and publicly to themselves about the cause, not enough Hispanic support.

    This problem–this crisis of trust in their party will worsen The repudiation of the RINOS was the thing, when they pass some variation of the Gang of Eight immigration proposals, and fail to kill Obamacare.

    While Rove, his usual state of semi-divine remove claims that Obamacare will collapse under its own weight, failing to recognize that voters as a whole will blame both parties, ah but the base will blame the party for not killing the monster when they had a chance.

    And while the timing of this divorce, this de-merger of the coalition remains uncertain, it will happen. The sell out by the RINO establishment will be seen for what it most definitely is–a repudiation of the base in favor of the business lobbyists, and will lead to an exodus from the party, and the creation of a new one.

    Rove and his ilk may have one last arrow in their quiver . . . an attack upon the likely Democrat nominee, hoping that the fear of Hillary will mobilize the base. If they could not wave the bloody shirt of Obama and win, that is yet another self defeating strategy, in an arsenal of self defeating strategies of the Rove/Bush cabal.

    They have people in the party who could win in 2016. But they will not get the nomination. By 2012, I think those individuals will be out of the party. Their most likely shot may be Ryan. He has the personality of a cold fish. Anybody who cannot beat Joe Biden in a debate is a weak candidate.

    Finally, there is the truism of the American electorate. They do not care about the constitution, the details of governance, or the quality of leadership, so long as they get a rock star.
    —————————————————-
    The Ephialtes Establishment in the Republican Party

    By: Erick Erickson (Diary) | July 26th, 2013

    I can see how the GOP loses in November of 2014. The establishment and base have moved so far apart the base is about ready to go third party or sit at home. If the GOP does not make a stand against Obamacare, they will not see the energy they need to effectively compete in 2014.

    Let me explain what is happening and what will happen.

    Karl Rove’s Crossroads group commissioned a poll by North Star Opinion Research. The poll found most Americans do not want the GOP to block “health care reform.” That’s right, Crossroads repeatedly called Obamacare “the healthcare reform law” and was shocked to find people oppose stopping reform. Go figure.

    But that poll has been circulated to Republican leaders and they have soiled themselves over it. That is why Mitch McConnell will not support Mike Lee’s strategy to draw a line in the sand against funding Obamacare. That is why John Cornyn withdrew his name from Mike Lee’s letter. That is why Richard Burr of North Carolina calls defunding Obamacare “stupid.”

    These men are about power, not principle. They’ve chosen to let polls lead them instead of leading people.

    Already, Byron York is out with a piece saying the GOP will not defund Obamacare. Next we will most likely see Kim Strassel of the Wall Street Journal write one of her semi-regular hit pieces on Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, and the rest of the conservatives who want to stand their ground.

    Then we will see Jenn Rubin begin another hyperbole laden attack on Jim DeMint and Ted Cruz.

    The actual editorial page of the Wall Street Journal will chime in to yet again attack the Hobbits for daring to stand on principles. The Democrats will then dangle the shiny object of the Keystone Pipeline before the GOP. Like dogs scrambling for scraps at the table, the GOP will take it and their editorial friends will hail this as a grand bargain worth taking. Pay no attention to Obamacare being implemented.

    We have seen this before. The GOP leadership will cave and dazzle the base with shiny objects. They will then send out fundraising letters in courier type telling you to stand with them and send them money if you want Obamacare defunded.

    Leonidas and three hundred Spartans held the pass at Thermopylae against overwhelming Persian odds until Ephialtes betrayed them and led the Persians on a path around. If the Republican Establishment were in Greece, they’d stand with Ephialtes. So desperate are they to regain power, the Republican Establishment will be led by those who promised President Romney and spent hundreds of millions of dollars getting the status quo.

    whwhich has far too much in common with the amoral, money driven, lobbyist focused, Washington centered, plutocrat Democrat establishment

  67. President Obama hailed hard-core communist revolutionary Ho Chi Minh today as a pretty open guy who was actually inspired by the Founders.
    —————–
    Well now, that just goes to show you how wrong we have been all these years, how smart he is, and how honorable big media has been in telling us what we should think.

    Many of us, myself included, did not realize that Madison, Hamilton and Jay who wrote the Federalist Papers, and Jefferson who wrote the Bill of Right were the inspiration for the murdering of political opponents, re-education camps, and deprivation of personal rights enacted by Ho Ho Ho Chi Min.

    I am quite sure big media stands ready to perpetuate that lie, along with every other lie that emanates from Obama. But inspite of the trust they have earned with half the electorate, I remain skeptical. I suspect there may be a little revisionist history in the works–a shadow of things to come where he, big media and historians are concerned.

    Now if we could just get the brain chip his buddy at google was working on, the caption would read: the collect, whose service is perfect freedom. Orwell . . . move over.

  68. In a criminal proceeding, prior bad acts by the defendant are excluded. But that was not this situation in the Zimmerman case. For there, it was the attacker, whose prior bad acts were at issue, and which the trial judge, Debra Nelson, excluded, as if they were defendant’s bad acts, on questionable legal grounds.

    I faulted that ruling at the time, for legal reasons, whereas I do so now, for political ones.

    Suppose that evidence had been submitted at trial.

    In other words, suppose the jury, the pundits, the partisans, and the segment of the public who had the time and interest to follow this thing had heard and had to deal with evidence about Trayvon Martin’s past, including his apparent drug use, illegal firearms dealing, passion for “street fighting”, among other pleasant character traits.

    What difference would that have made to the coverage, and the subsequent public debate.

    First of all, it would have repudiated the cherubic image of St. Travon, perpetrated by big media.

    Second, it would have removed all sense that he was a victim.

    Third, it would have given that Puerto Rican mother of eight juror, some relief from buyers remorse.

    Fourth, it would have exposed Sharpton, and relevant comparison to his tactics in the Tawana Brawley case.

    Fifth, it would have pre-empted the death threats against Zimmerman which were motivated by the false image the public was given of Travon.

    Sixth, it would have provided closure to this issue, so it does not distract us from more important issues.

    In sum, Judge Nelsons evidentiary rulings on that issue were inimical to the rule of law, both inside and outside the court room.

  69. Fox Poll: By a 40-Point Margin, Independents Support Repeal

    A new Fox News poll says that independents support the repeal of Obamacare by a whopping 40-point margin (65 to 25 percent). That’s more than twice the margin by which Ronald Reagan beat Walter Mondale, or Franklin Roosevelt beat Herbert Hoover.

    Overall, the poll says that respondents favor repeal by a margin of 13 points (53 to 40 percent). But the only thing keeping that double-digit margin from being even higher is the fact that about seven in ten Democratic respondents say they continue to stand by the “comprehensive” overhaul of American medicine ­ which even President Obama now admits won’t be ready to be implemented on schedule. Hence his unilateral and unconstitutional delay of parts of it ­ a move that independents, by a 22-point margin (55 to 33 percent), think is “unacceptable.”

    The worst thing about Obamacare is its undermining of Americans’ liberty, but the poll’s respondents also think will cost them money. Fox News writes, “By a large 47-11 percent margin, voters expect the 2010 health care law will cost them rather than save them money in the coming year.” The tally among independents is 56 to 7 percent.

    The poll says that women favor repealing Obamacare by a slightly larger margin (14 points ­ 53 to 39 percent) than men do (12 points ­ 54 to 42 percent).

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/fox-poll-40-point-margin-independents-support-repeal_740976.html

  70. gonzotx
    July 26, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Wbb,

    I don’t believe any poll that says Repubs don’t want to defund obamacare
    —————–
    I am saying the opposite . . . the base wants to end Obamacare. It is RINOs like Rove, Collins, Murkowsi, Hoeven, Todd, McCain, Graham, Burr and their ilk–I hesitate to call them leaders, who want to keep it but “improve it”. Under no circumstances do they want to disappoint their medical industry lobbyist, which for them is the ONLY reality that seems to matter. Also, for geriatric incompetents like McCain, they want to fend off the young turks. They tried to do this with cheap shots, and the young turks did not take bait. McCain is still operating under the delusion that he is the leader of the party, and longs for the days when NYT used him as a wedge to attack the party. If anyone wants to know who opened the door for Soros to take over the party, and for unlimited amounts of dirty money to enter the system, look no further than John McCain, and his disastrous campaign finance reform, where the hard left used judo on him and flipped him to the mat, while he carries on like nothing happened.

  71. Andy Vidak, the Republican farmer, won the special election runoff for the 16th District Senate seat when his opponent, Democrat Leticia Perez, a Kern County Supervisor, conceded on Wednesday, a day after voters cast their ballots. Vidak had 54% of the vote to Perez’s 46%.

    Perez had initially conceded two months ago when the special election was held. But a recount put Vidak under the 50% threshold that was needed to avoid a runoff, and Perez took back her concession nearly a week after the initial election. The seat became vacant when the Democrat, who won the seat in 2010 by 21 points, resigned to work for Chevron. Democrats thought, especially with a Hispanic female candidate, the seat would be a shoo-in for them. The veto-proof supermajority Democrats have in the state Senate is now imperiled with Vidak’s victory.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/07/26/CA-Republican-Wins-State-Sen-Seat-in-Dist-with-60-Hispanics-22-Pt-Dem-Adv

  72. This Filner creature is even worse than Weiner and that is saying something…….why is this guy not being arrested?

  73. I remember how the media hounded Mitt Romney on Todd Akin?

    Why no hounding of Obama on Filner and Weiner?

  74. So according to Media Narratives: Todd Akin = every Republican.

    Filner/Weiner/Menendez/Silver/Lopez/Edwards/Wu/Kilpatrick/etc = random individuals.

  75. Huma Has Lost Her Halo 🙁

    When Michele Bachmann picked on Huma Abedin a year ago ­ claiming she had some convoluted connection to the Muslim Brotherhood ­ there was a rush to defend the longtime Hillary Clinton aide. The Minnesota congresswoman quickly got a scolding from House Speaker John Boehner, Sen. John McCain, House Intelligence Committee chair Mile Rogers. But now that her husband, Anthony Weiner, is running for New York City mayor, the attacks on Abedin aren’t so ridiculous, and Abedin herself is not quite so untouchable. Sen. Chuck Grassley is continuing his investigation into Abedin’s unusual arrangement from June 2012 to February 2013 to work part-time as a consultant to the State Department while working as a consultant to Teneo Holdings, a New York-based strategic advisory group, the New York Daily News’ Dan Friedman reports.

    More @
    http://news.yahoo.com/huma-lost-her-halo-135605503.html;_ylt=A2KJ2UhK0vJR7SEASa7QtDMD

  76. More and more media now have courage to state twisted mind of Obama. Hope it is not too late.
    How Obama Poisoned Race Relations in America
    …Thus, the idea that the election of Barack Obama would usher in a golden age of so-called post-racial relations has exploded. And the president and his administration bear the lion’s share of the responsibility for lighting the fuse….
    It’s going to be a long, divisive slog to the 2014 elections, and racial division continually promoted by the Obama administration is guaranteed to be an integral part of the mix. The fact that Americans view race relations as far worse than they’ve been in years should surely be an embarrassment for the first elected president of African descent. Odds are, however, he views it as an electoral boon for his party.
    http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/56806

    On other side of coin, just flipped off Philly 6ABC for top storying Trayvon momma rallying her people in the city of brotherhood to fight FL law.

  77. If you voted for Obama because of his work experience, then you are delusional ….of his qualifications, then you are ignorant ….of his economic plan, then you are a moron ….he is black, then you are racist ….you want free stuff, then you are greedy and lazy. 🙁

  78. foxy – it gets better:
    Dana Perino tweets: Will be on @gretawire tonight about “phony scandals”. Note that line was written into prepared remarks – wasn’t a spontaneous point.

    Retweeted by Greta Van Susteren

  79. “TONIGHT – ON THE RECORD at 10pm: GOVERNOR SARAH PALIN about PRESIDENT OBAMA’s “PHONY SCANDALS” REMARK – LET’s JUST SAY SHE IS NOT IMPRESSED WITH WHAT PRES SAID! make sure you watch”
    http://gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com/2013/07/26/on-the-record-at-10pm-governor-sarah-palin-and-president-obamas-phony-scandals-remark-make-sure-you-watch/

    Looks like there’s no stopping the momentum re phony. 🙂
    Stronger than Trayvon. 🙂 🙂
    Maybe even Stronger Than The Storm (ICYMI: NJ tourism song overplayed this summer.)

  80. Dana Perino tweets: Will be on @gretawire tonight about “phony scandals”. Note that line was written into prepared remarks – wasn’t a spontaneous point.
    ———————
    Sarah is the real thing. Perino is a Bush/Cheney RINO.

  81. foxyladi14
    July 26, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Lol serves them right.
    —————-
    Good video. Accurate analysis. Manhattan Institute has some very perceptive people. Unlike Brookings. Unlike Storm’n Norman Ornstein at AEI–the John McCain of conservative think tanks—the conservative who can always be counted upon to say what big media leftists wants him to say–sort of a Charlie McCarthy, if you know what I mean.

  82. foxyladi14
    July 26, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    I do not remember any Muslims at Vally Forge?? 🙄

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/obama-praises-muslim-immigrants-for-helping-build-america/article/2533526
    ———————–
    No. But they did run the porn shops on 42nd street in New York before that demonic Catholic Crusader Rudi Guliani shut them down as part of his war on terror. Alah Akbar! Presidential historians like Doris Kearns and Michael Beschloss, not wishing to dishonor the Profit, or to be thought of as non-inclusive ante diluvian red necks, have taken the que from Saint Obama with the purples lips, and given them the honor they so richly deserve.

  83. ABC is a pathological liar. When the facts do not come out the way they want them, they lie, cheat and edit. In a courtroom there is an evidentiary rule called the law of completeness. When interpreting a contract you look at the entire document, rather than reading one provision out of context. And when you are a journalist conducting an interviews it is fraud and malpractice to cherry pick the statements, and give them a meaning and interpretation which the speaker never intended, in fact the very opposite of the meaning the speaker intended. That is malpractice and fraud. On the Zimmerman case, ABC has told so many lies that it is surprising that anyone gives them the time of day.
    —————————

    ABC’s Misleading Edit of Juror B29
    by John Sexton 26 Jul 2013:

    The media’s misleading edits of statements connected to the Zimmerman trial continues. Now it seems to have extended to one of the jurors in the case.

    Yesterday Breitbart News noted the ABC interview with Juror B29. The big news was that Maddy–her last name was never used to protect her privacy–had told Robin Roberts “George Zimmerman got away with murder.” And indeed if you watch the Nightline edit of the interview she does seem to say that without hesitation or reservation.

    However, William Saletan at Slate points out that the unedited interview seems to show something different. Maddy actually hesitates twice when answering Roberts’ question which contains the statement “George Zimmerman got away with murder.” As Saletan points out “she looks as though she’s trying to reconcile the sentiment that’s been quoted to her—that Zimmerman ‘got away with murder’—with her own perspective. So she repeats the quote and adds words of her own, to convey what she thinks: that there’s a justice higher than the law, which Zimmerman will have to face ”

    I agree with Saletan’s take on this. Maddy appears to be offering a response to a statement that was presented to her. You can see Maddy’s unedited response in the clip below (Scroll in about 2 minutes).

    At the very least, her answer comes across very differently in the edited vs. unedited versions of the interview. Elsewhere in the interview, Maddy says Zimmerman is responsible for “killing” of Martin; however, she also says she does not regret her decision as a matter of law. In another part of the interview she says “I know I went the right way, because by the law and the way it was followed is the way I went.” In fact, as we reported yesterday, she believes that, as a matter of law, the case should even have gone to trial.

    NBC is still being sued by George Zimmerman for the misleading edit of the 911 call which made him appear racist. ABC seems to be similarly misleading viewers about what juror Maddy said and meant in an effort to generate headlines.

    http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/07/26/ABC-s-Misleading-Edit-of-Juror-B29

  84. wbboei

    July 26, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    ABC’s Misleading Edit of Juror B29
    by John Sexton 26 Jul 2013:

    ______________________________________

    I knew something was fishy about that story! I didn’t get a chance to see the whole interview. You know what is really scary? The lengths these people are going through to maintain their narrative. Is it me or is this country staring to look a lot like mainland China?

    Hillary 2016

  85. TheRock
    July 26, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    wbboei

    July 26, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    ABC’s Misleading Edit of Juror B29
    by John Sexton 26 Jul 2013:
    ______________________________________

    I knew something was fishy about that story! I didn’t get a chance to see the whole interview. You know what is really scary? The lengths these people are going through to maintain their narrative. Is it me or is this country staring to look a lot like mainland China?

    Hillary 2016
    ————–

    Yes indeed. They are rabid ideologues.

  86. Don’t Be Alarmed by the Drone Blimps Hovering Over D.C. They’re Here to Stop Cruise Missiles

    If America is attacked, we might be saved by blimps. No, not state-of-the-art jet fighters that can fly well beyond the speed of sound. But blimps: lumbering, relatively jovial blimps­the manatees of aviation.

    Within a year, a pair of souped-up $2.7 billion blimps (price includes R&D) will be floated 10,000 feet above the District of Columbia and act as a 340-mile-wide eye in the sky, detecting incoming missiles and the like.

    The design and testing phase for JLENS­the (deep breath) Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System, produced by Raytheon, a major weapons manufactuer­is over, relays Program Director Doug Burgess to Popular Mechanics. Now, it is time for implementation. Or, as he puts it, “[We’re] getting away from the Ph.D. engineer types running the system to the 20- or 25-year-old soldier running the system.”

    The idea to employ blimps to protect a city is actually not new. During World War II, London deployed a similar system to protect against Nazi air strikes. The barrage balloons, as they were called, acted as fence posts for a spool of wire that would make it difficult for planes to maneuver in the city. Basically, they were barbed wire fences suspended a few thousand feet in the air. They were also filled with hydrogen, which upon impact with a plane would explode. This is what they looked like:

    http://www.nationaljournal.com/nationalsecurity/don-t-be-alarmed-by-the-drone-blimps-hovering-over-d-c-they-re-here-to-stop-cruise-missiles-20130726

  87. http://www.nationaljournal.com/nationalsecurity/don-t-be-alarmed-by-the-drone-blimps-hovering-over-d-c-they-re-here-to-stop-cruise-missiles-20130726

    Alarmed? Why should anyone be alarmed, at yet another Pentagon boondoogle.

    Apart from spying on Americans, which the Republican House narrowly approved there is this:

    Hint: a picture is worth a thousand words.

    In the case of Obama, a million words, because his words mean nothing

    Other than an aphrodisiac for corrupt big media.

    http://iconicphotos.wordpress.com/2009/07/25/hindenberg-disaster/

  88. Someone at UPI noticed something interesting and published it:

    Obama transparency promises disappear from transparency website
    Obama promises disappear from transparency website Change.gov, two days after NSA leaks.
    Published: July 26, 2013 at 2:49 PM By KRISTEN BUTLER, UPI.com | Blog
    …One item from the administration’s ethics agenda may have proven problematic:
    Protect Whistleblowers: Often the best source of information about waste, fraud, and abuse in government is an existing government employee committed to public integrity and willing to speak out. Such acts of courage and patriotism, which can sometimes save lives and often save taxpayer dollars, should be encouraged rather than stifled. We need to empower federal employees as watchdogs of wrongdoing and partners in performance. Barack Obama will strengthen whistleblower laws to protect federal workers who expose waste, fraud, and abuse of authority in government. Obama will ensure that federal agencies expedite the process for reviewing whistleblower claims and whistleblowers have full access to courts and due process.
    It wouldn’t be the first case of website scrubbing after previous positions become inconvenient, but scrubbing a much-vaunted transparency agenda was bound to be noticed. All the content previously found on Change.gov has “effectively disappeared.”
    http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/Blog/2013/07/26/Obama-transparency-promises-disappear-from-transparency-website/4791374863492/

    At this point, what would constitute a revelation regarding Obama? Nothing, but ….

  89. Big media favors open borders therefore they hide the truth from the American People.

    WHY DO WE LISTEN TO THEM???????????????????????????????

    WHY?

    HABIT?

    BAD HABIT?

    THE ROAD TO HELL?

    THERE IS NO WAY TO KEEP UP WITH THEIR LIES.

  90. Is this the worst kind of shitty journalism ever…..

    http://nymag.com/news/features/anthony-weiner-2013-7/index5.html

    She approached in a knit white top and navy-blue business skirt, her dark, almost black hair down to her shoulders. She wore bright-red lipstick, which gave her lips a 3-D look, her brown eyes were pools of empathy evolved through a thousand generations of what was good and decent in the history of the human race. The harsh, cheap buck lighting in the coffee shop couldn’t lay a glove on her. By the time she sat down, the harmony of angels had vanquished the tinny background music from every corporate space on the planet. Of course, you’d seen pictures before. But you’d also seen pictures of the Taj Mahal. It didn’t quite come up to actually being there.

    “Hi,” she said graciously, before turning to give Weiner a peck on the cheek. The couple engaged in some small talk; they like to discuss each other’s day, their scheduling. Then she left. Weiner watched her go and then returned to what he was talking about, boilerplate polspeak about how great a mayor he was going to be, the way he was going to put a Kindle in every child’s backpack, and how he didn’t think charter schools should pay rent when co-located in public-school buildings. Something like that.

    A few days later, I saw Huma again, this time in the couple’s apartment, a nifty, reportedly $3.3 million spread owned by a longtime backer of the Clintons. This was the so-called domestic segment of the reporting process, a quick sitting with the modern young couple and their 18-month-old son. There were to be no searing re-­creations of the sexting scandal, no intrusive inquiries about personal lives. Huma was a famously private person, give or take a Vogue spread or two, and wanted to keep it that way. It being Saturday morning, the young family was in relaxation mode, Weiner in his customary ball cap and shorts, Huma in new jeans and a cool striped summer shirt. She wore no lipstick, little makeup at all.

    …………….

    Unbelievable pile of schlock.

  91. http://video.foxnews.com/v/2562504238001/president-obama-and-race/
    ———————
    This is a very sophisticated conversation, which gets to the nub of the problem.

    Not just on the issue of race, but on the issue of Obama in general.

    Krauthammer analyzes the problem in terms of family, schools and culture.

    On the subject of schools, DC spends more money on education and gets worse results in the country.

    Why? The teacher’s union.

    O’Reilly asks him why Obama does not intervene

    Krauthammer responds because they are a major contributor to the Democrat Party.

    O’Reilly then says are you saying Obama is selling out his race for the sake of campaign contributions?

    (A profound question)

    Krauthammer responds no. I am saying he accepts their policies without question because they are a major contributor to the Democrat Party.

    (A profound answer)

    The reason it is profound is because it sheds new light on what we must expect from a president.

    What made Obama so repugnant to us, and attractive to those who hoped to fuck the country, either for personal gain, power, and most often both, was a complete cipher.

    By that I mean a blank slate they could fashion in whatever way that would appeal to the base instincts of the masses. (Note: this is what Hedges calls “brand Obama”)

    But far more important than that, a man totally devoid of basic character or governing philosophy, such that he would blindly adopt the agenda of his contributors, and never ask the most important question of all, is this agenda good for his constituents.

    Big media is well aware of this, but they do everything they can to promote it, and hide the truth from the American People. They are committed to editing interviews, tapes, and even inventing evidence to support their own self serving narrative to ever emerge again as a credible force in our politics.

    http://video.foxnews.com/v/2562504238001/president-obama-and-race/

  92. moononpluto
    July 27, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Is this the worst kind of shitty journalism ever…..
    ————————-
    There is a creepiness to this writing style that I do not like. One of my neighbors writes this way, and he is an acknowledged master of the mystery genre. I started to read one, and stopped after a few paragraphs. There is a false sense of intimacy, focusing on the irrelevant, which sets up to a gotterdamerung where they jerk the chain of the reader–and think they are so smart. Part of it may be cultural as well. In this culture, we stand a certain distance apart from each other in the public square, whereas in this kind of writing there is a violation of personal space. Finally, there are just too damned many adjectives, dwelling on what is, or should be irrelevant.

  93. We had a BIG gulley washer last night. Worst in a long, long time. Both interstates shut down, and a lot without electricity. However, cannot complain when you are in a drought.

  94. Moon . . . I had no idea. This horseshit writer goes on for eight pages, and it proceeds to describe in excruciating detail of every object that crosses his or her radar screen, whether we are interested or not. Let us stipulate that Huma has or had a father. If the writer feels compelled to prove this with a picture, then fine. But why post a picture when a thousand words will do. Like this:

    “With rimless glasses and a large shock of hair swept across his forehead, Syed Zainul had the look of a young threadbare scholar, which is basically what he was.”

    Most word be writers get this crap out of their system by the end of sophomore year. Yet this one graduates and goes on to write for New York Magazine. I wish we could whistle up the late Dorothy Parker to critique this eight page where alf the sacred river ran through caverns measureless to man down to a sunless sea exegesis.

  95. Thousands of Syrian police who joined the rebels are on U.S. payroll
    Special to WorldTribune.com

    WASHINGTON ­ The United States has been paying thousands of Syrian police officers who deserted the regime of President Bashar Assad.

    Officials said the administration of President Barack Obama has approved tens of millions of dollars to pay the salaries of police officers who joined the rebels. They said the officers were working to maintain order in rebel-controlled territory, mostly in northern Syria.

    More @
    http://www.worldtribune.com/2013/07/25/thousands-of-syrian-police-who-joined-the-rebels-are-on-u-s-payroll/

  96. One can bet this will be a disaster…..

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/27/nbc-miniseries-hilary-clinton-rosemarys-baby_n_3664098.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

    NBC Miniseries: Network Orders Hillary Clinton Miniseries

    At the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Saturday, the network announced that it would air a four hour miniseries based on the life of Hillary Clinton (starring Diane Lane) and will be reviving the classic horror film “Rosemary’s Baby” in coming months as part of a major move into miniseries and other event-based programming.

  97. Leanora
    July 27, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Thousands of Syrian police who joined the rebels are on U.S. payroll
    Special to WorldTribune.com
    —————–
    No independent judgment. He just does what the CIA says. And they too have their own agenda. They are losing the middle east to Iran, Russia and China. Losing, losing, losing, on all fronts. So they double down on a suicidal policy, not for our interests, but for their own. For people inside that organization whose careers depend on covering up their failure. That is my best guess. And I would be surprised if I was wrong.

    A president whose background, character, and intellect are so berefet of substance as to render him incapable of forming an independent judgement on the proposals advanced by subordinates with their own agenda, or lobbyists dumping money in his coffers, is a clear and present danger to the country. The country needs a leader, not a cipher. And the hallmark of a leader he is in charge, and the hallmark of a fraud is to set the stage in such a way as to simply appear he was in charge. None of this would be possible without the complicity of big media.

  98. moononpluto

    July 27, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    One can bet this will be a disaster…..

    EXACTLY what I thought when I saw the article. I am a big fan of Diane Lane and I think she would do a great job (though Hillary ASKED for Meryl Streep). Problem is NBC is producing it. HBO? Yes. Showtime? Not the worst choice. A&E? Another good option. NBC? Crap.

    Hillary 2016

  99. foxyladi14
    July 27, 2013 at 12:57 pm
    —————–
    Thanks for posting. Rarely if ever can I watch a comedian or commedianne and think that he or she is funny. With that Indianapolis weatherman turned commedian turned late night host, you can take the dullard out of the country but you cannot take the dullard out of the boy. But Jodi is a different story. I mean 10 jokes in a row, and all of them were funny and had the added advantage of being true.

    I used to stay at a hotel on 52nd and Broadway–Novetel. Mid priced European hotel. (Henry would know it, since he is familiar with Manhattan). Up the street a couple blocks was the studio where they film the Letterman show. And I had the godsent opportunity to observe the riff raff who emit signs of laughter at the dullest wit on television.

    My impression of that crowd was not altogether favorable. On the contrary, it was obvious to me that Mayor Bloomy finally went over the edge he has been teetering on ever since he moved into Gracie Mansion. In an unpublished deal with CBS, he gave night passes to the inmates of Rikers Island in exchange for favorable coverage should he decide to run for president. Those night passes were to the Letterman show, to fill up the empty seats and to submit to man on the street interviews, which Letterman routinely does in a vain attempt to find someone stupider than he is.

  100. No independent judgment. He just does what the CIA says. And they too have their own agenda.
    ————————
    Larry Johnson supported Hillary in 2008. He is, or appears to be a moderate Republican, so this was not a natural fit. What got him to support her was a briefing session he gave her when she was senator. She listened closely to what he said, and asked very perceptive questions. On the basis of that interview, and the need to move away from Bush policies (which Obama first decried, and then proceeded to perpetuate, Larry became a strong supporter, even though now he no longer is. (Note: I supported her with campaign contributions when she was a senator, because she was truly, that good.)

    Compare and contrast how Obama responds when a CIA representative gives him a briefing. Does he even bother to see him or to attend? Does he attempt to understand the policy implications, the risks and the impact for the country? Or does he think only of himself. Does he ever ask one good question? Name me one person who has spoken with Obama about a matter of governance and reported he sure asked good questions. There is a reason for this: he never does. He lacks the will and the capacity to do so. I know the type. And after five years of watching, I am afraid I know Obama only too well, from the standpoint of what he is, and what he is not.

  101. The city of Seattle has a poor mayor, a poor city council, and a very poor newspaper–the Seattle Times.

    The one thing they do have is a good police department. But this has not always been the case. At one time, it was a cesspool of corruption, and the publisher of that newspaper, whose family still runs the rag, covered for them. Their bona fides, or lack thereof, have not changed.

    A few years back, the police Chief position became available. For political reasons, the mayor, council and newspaper decided to look past some extremely qualified officers within and go to the outside. They went after three candidates. One was a black captain from Oakland. One was an Hispanic. And one was white.

    Everybody was playing the game. The vocal black pressure groups demanded that the black candidate be interviewed. They did not want a white man. Something about the legacy of slavery and the promise of Obama. Others, who were genuinely interested in sound government were impressed with the white officer who came from California–I forget where. And the Hispanic candidate was neither impressive nor offensive, but was perceived to be weak with respect to leadership.

    In due course, it was learned that the black candidate had appeared at a seminar in his home state of California, and had launched into a bitter diatribe against white people. Suddenly, the council had a hot potato on their hands–because the black community was pushing him til hell won’t have it anymore.

    The white officer appeared to be the answer. But seeing what was going on in Seattle–the warped politicians, the angry black community, and the corrupt newspaper, he withdrew–for family reasons, etc.

    Which left the Hispanic, who proved to be a living breathing example of the Peter Principle. A couple months ago, he resigned, to spend more time with his family.

    This points to the larger dilemma of how do we attract competent people to elective position, and how do we get them elected, given the forces in play. What this example seems to illustrate is you need to present a choice of a lightening rod, a mushball, and someone who is actually competent. And hope the competent one does not give up once he realizes how unfair big media is and what a joke the entire process is. It is not about solving problems.

  102. Berman started at ABC News as a desk assistant working the overnight shift in 1995. A native of Carlisle, Mass., he graduated from Harvard University, where he was president of Hasty Pudding Theatricals. He likes the Red Sox. Have a problem with that?
    —————-
    This clown who works for CNN, previously ABC, is out there promoting the fiction that Benghazi, IRS targeting conservatives, spying on conservative journalists, and no doubt all the others including the fast and furious debacle, are all just SO-CALLED scandals, and suggests that they are nothing more than politics.

    Did you happen to notice where this clown went to school? Did you know where his boss at CNN and his former boss at ABC went to school? Do you know where Obama went to school?

  103. General Butler USMC began a long remembered speech critical of the banking industry which promotes foreign wars to further its economic interests at the expense of the country this way: war is a racket.

    Well, so is this propaganda ministry which used to be called journalism. Case in point. That product of too many incestuous relationships, Berman, inter alia.

  104. ‘Phony scandals don’t come home in body bags’
    Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino weighs in on Benghazi attack
    Dan now Republican candidate for 6th district in MD.
    He says they have no political capital. All they can use is division capital.
    http://video.foxnews.com/v/2569737308001/

  105. foxyladi14
    July 27, 2013 at 4:55 pm
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    That absolutely happened.

    But something else happened as well: Axelrod, a former journalist himself, met with the heads of big media, and he made the following speech: for eight years, you have been shut out of the political process. All the good stuff went to your competitor FOX.

    I make two promises to you on behalf of candidate Obama, if you help him get elected.

    1. First, we will bring the scoops to you, and marginalize FOX.

    2. Second, we will make you insiders in this Administration, and partners in governing this country.

    The heads of big media all agreed.

    This is why there will be no come to Jesus meeting for them. None. They are insiders, partners in power, and for that they gladly sold their souls to the devil.

  106. Once in a blue moon you will see glimpses of what looks like journalism from big media. And you say to yourself, voila, they have finally seen the light. Their hour of redemption is at hand. But then you find that it was all just a flash in the pan, and what you see next is a reversion to the old narrative. This deal is what keeps them in line. The public needs to get up and walk away from them. Not trusting them is not enough, because their signals are subliminal as well as conscious. People need to stop giving them (and their sponsors) their eyeballs.

  107. So Long Detroit:

    “The crisis of the city is that it has become a welfare state, not just in fact, but in orientation. The city exists to take care of people who won’t take care of themselves. That makes it something between a homeless shelter and a state institution. And to rephrase Groucho Marx, the city may be a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution? Especially one whose chief appeal is to the people dragging it down, not those lifting it up?

    The city’s troubles are America’s troubles. A thriving economy can support a welfare state, but a welfare state cannot be an economy. A country or a city needs a purpose that goes beyond providing services for populations that are incapable of doing the least smallest thing for themselves. Without that purpose, it is already a failed state.

    Detroit exists to provide welfare for much of its population and to provide government jobs for the people taking care of them. And like those populations where generations collect welfare checks, shop with food stamps and aspire to no future other than the perpetuation of this way of life, the city that they live in has no future.

    What was good for GM may or may not have been good for America, but what’s good for Detroit is the destruction of America.”

  108. Right wbboei. All one needs to be reminded is: If you say something, you’ll ruin it for everyone else. That stops most everybody.
    —————–
    Still I dream. And the tone of the editorial below is pleasant to ponder, if only temporarily. For I do recall last night when Greta and Sarah and some like me were trying to gin up Greta’s second night of the phony scandal topic. All of it brought no rousing morning headlines. So likely for naught, I bring this editorial here to put with the other protests against phony phonies:

    Nothing ‘phony’ about O’s scandals
    7/26/13. Michael Graham.
    …Writers across the spectrum — from the liberal New York Times to the conservative Wall Street Journal — have beaten up on President Obama’s latest “dreadful, cliche-ridden” (James Taranto, wsj.com) speech on economic policy, the second-longest speech of his presidency. How can a man talk for more than an hour on a single topic, as Obama did on Wednesday, and say absolutely nothing new? As columnist Charles Krauthammer of the Washington Post explained, “It’s because the president has nothing to say about the economy.”… On the other hand, Obama has a point. All the talk about Benghazi and the IRS has taken attention away from another scandal — his horrible handling of the economy….
    We’re in year four of the worst “recovery” since World War II. How awful is it?
    It’s so awful that we still have a lower percentage of able-bodied adults in the workforce today than we did when Obama took office.
    So awful that median household incomes today are 5 percent lower than June 2009, the official start of the “recovery.”
    So awful that it would take three months of Obama’s best “job creation” month (300,000) to equal one month of Reagan’s (1 million).
    So awful that the lowest annual deficit under President Obama ($642 billion) is almost $200 billion worse than the highest deficit under George W. Bush ($459 billion).
    This is the economic scandal of the Obama presidency. Or maybe he thinks his economic record is “phony,” too.
    Listen to Michael Graham from noon to 3 p.m. weekdays on WCRN-AM (830).
    http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/opinion/op_ed/2013/07/nothing_phony_about_o_s_scandals#sthash.O2T61Vyl.mZkBw4mJ.dpuf

  109. holdthemaccountable
    July 27, 2013 at 5:10 pm
    ————————
    Wow. That guy is impressive. I will bet you when he sets his mind to something, he gets it done. He is right on the money.

  110. States seek to nullify Obama efforts

    Infuriated by what they see as the long arm of Washington reaching into their business, states are increasingly telling the feds: Keep out!

    Bills that would negate a variety of federal laws have popped up this year in the vast majority of states – with the amount of anti-federal legislation sharply on the rise during the Obama administration, according to experts.

    The “nullification” trend in recent years – which has touched off both fierce battles within the states, and between the states and the feds, as well as raising questions and court battles about whether any of it is legal – has largely focused on three areas: gun control; health care; and national standards for driver’s licenses.

    In at least 37 states legislation has been introduced that in some way guts federal gun regulations, according to the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. The bills were signed into law this spring in two states, Kansas and Alaska, and in two more lawmakers hope to override a governor’s veto. Twenty states since 2010 have passed laws that either opt out of or challenge mandatory parts of Obamacare, the National Conference of State Legislatures says. And half the states have OK’d measures aimed knocking back the Real ID Act of 2005, which dictates Washington’s requirements for issuing driver’s licenses.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/states-nullification-obama-94826.html?hp=t1

  111. holdthemaccountable
    July 27, 2013 at 5:10 pm
    —————-
    Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino uses the word “depravity” to describe what Obama is doing. Right on.

    Also, he notes that Obama labels those who oppose his policies as racists, zealots, etc.

    Finally he explains who Obama practices the politics of division on every subject, including but not limited to wealth, race, etc. No more E pluribus unum, i.e. out of many, one.

    That is for old wealthy white males–no place for any of them in Obama’s society of the future.

    This is why I do not give a damned about the Weiner scandal. The form of depravity that Obama and his minions practice is not a private matter. It is lethal to a country, and to civilization itself.

  112. Rove’s assumption is that the implementation of Obama care will be such an unmitigated disaster that he does not want it to be defunded, which leaves Obama with the political argument that he tried to do something to rein in rising health care costs and to provide for the uninsureds, but the Republicans blocked him. He will even claim that the spike we have seen in health care cost would have been worse if Obamacare had not been signed. The point is there is no limits to the man’s depravity, ergo, the loyal opposition cannot let him set their marching orders, or fail to march for fear of what he and his big media co-conspirators will do if they thwart him. Big media has a trust deficit similar to that of Congress, therefore, there is unclear how much their bantering and blatant lies–because that is what big media has disgraced itself into becoming will make a difference. On the other hand, it makes a huge difference to the base of the republican party, if they do what they always do with Boehner and McConnell at the helm–cave in. If they do that, then they will lose the House in 2016, and a third party will emerge. So that is what party leaders need to think carefully about in the months ahead. They are putting together a proposal on immigration which will be the path for party ruin, because if it goes to reconciliation, Boeher will get rolled.

  113. I have called Coburn’s office, and spoken with his people. They are good people: smart and honest.
    ——————————————

    If it were just about any other senator making these remarks, most of the GOP could ignore it. But Senator Tom Coburn has a reputation as one of the fiercest budget hawks in the Senate. If he is opposed to “defunding” Obamacare by shutting down the government, a lot of people will listen.

    From the Washington Examiner:

    In a phone interview from his home state of Oklahoma, Coburn slammed a dozen fellow Republican senators who have signed a pledge not to vote for any continuing resolution or appropriations bill that funds Obamacare, which is set to go fully into effect on January 1, 2014. “I’d love to defund it,” said Coburn, a physician who has opposed the president’s national health care scheme from the beginning. “I’d be leading the charge if I thought this would work. But it will not work.” (For details on the problems with the defunding plan, see here.)

    Coburn’s case against the proposal is simple: Republicans, having failed to win control of the White House and Senate in 2012, do not have the votes to cut off Obamacare funding. Given that, he sees the defunding proposal as not just wrongheaded but also an effort to mislead conservatives across the country who long to see Republicans stop Obamacare. “The worst thing is being dishonest with your base about what you can accomplish, ginning everybody up and then creating disappointment,” Coburn said. “It’s a terribly dangerous and not successful strategy.”

    “You’re going to set an expectation among the conservatives in our party that we can achieve something that we’re not able to achieve,” Coburn continued. “It’s not an achievable strategy. It’s creating the false impression that you can do something when you can’t. And it’s dishonest.”

    Even though Republicans don’t have the votes to defund Obamacare, they do have the power, if they choose, to bring the government to a halt. Coburn sees that as a disastrous possible result of the plan. “You’re not going to stop the funding, but what you will do is shut down the government,” he said. “Among that group of senators that has been considering this, I was the only one who was here for that,” a reference to the government shutdowns of 1995 and 1996, when Coburn was a member of the House. “The president is never going to sign a bill defunding Obamacare. Do you think he’s going to cave?”

    “The strategy that has been laid out is a good way for Republicans to lose the House.”

  114. wbboei: This is why I do not give a damned about the Weiner scandal. The form of depravity that Obama and his minions practice is not a private matter. It is lethal to a country, and to civilization itself.
    —————————————-
    I’ll go one further with Weiner, for I saw a school principal begin to chew him out with mic/cameras conveniently on hand. He let her say a sentence of two then commented politely, firmly: I won’t expect your vote.

    Something he may have going for him IS his Muslim wife. NYC Muslims were not at all happy to learn that Mayor Bloomberg had blessed the Ray(?) Kelly NYPD years-long surveillance of Mosques following 9/11. And that’s why some thought Obama would not pick Ray for DHS.

  115. This cant be good……

    More than 1,000 inmates escape from Libyan prison near Benghazi in mass jailbreak

  116. Dan Baltz. Who? Dan fucking Baltz, that’s who. I don’t know him. Consider yourself fortunate. Those of us who do know him wish we didn’t. That does not help me. I still do not know what he is. Okay. But just remember you asked for it. And you will be sorry you did. Dan the man is an employee of WashPo. He is a Guiness book kiss ass. And he is a dead ringer for that washed out figure we see at the top of this page, who does a good imitation of a scared jack rabbit. After five years of fawning and crooning over Messiah Obama, he worries that maybe the Messiah losing the touch. Which begs the existential question how can the Messiah lose what he never had. But Dan is not someone to be trifled with, despite his wimpy appearance. Oh? And why is that? Because, after nearly forty years of being always the bridesmaid and never the bride, Dan received an award for excellent presidential reporting under a deadline, from his friends and well wishers at the National Press Club. I do not recall precisely what Hillary said about that crowd, when Obama was using them as an excuse to hide from the Benghazi mess, but in plain language it was something to the effect of fuck them. If anyone remembers the exact quote, that would be grand.

  117. More than 1,000 inmates escape from Libyan prison near Benghazi in mass jailbreak
    ————————-
    And simultaneously, Obama announces a plan to bring 1000 Libyan relatives of his to the United States.

    Obama, you see, has a very extended family, thanks to the many blessings of Sharia law.

    Now there’s a co-inky-dink for you.

    Brian Williams is starting a petition for Obama to receive a second Nobel Prize for this humanitarian gesture.

    The only condition is that none of them may trespass on the 600 room mansion one of his contributors is building for him in Hawaii, or on his modest Rezko bungalow in Chicago.

    Yes, they are family. But no, he does not want them to get too close. No beer summits for them.

  118. I have got to hand it to John Boehner. Being speaker must be a little like being on the ducking stool. The people I respect in that party because they are fighters rush out and put a stake in some far out position, get the base behind them, and when the time comes to deliver, Bohener gets reigned in either through blackmail, political opposition, donors or some other constraining force, who then pulls the wire, and down into the pot of water he goes to the jeers of everyone. Gilbert and Sullivan wrote a song called A Policeman’s Life Is Not A Happy One. But compared to the box John is always in, the policeman gets off easy.

  119. Well, what hath god (I mean Obama), and his big media camp followers wrought, this time? Well . . . we know that if a black assailent has you on the ground and is slamming your head into the ground, and you are a “white” hispanic, and you act in self defense, they will prosecute you for murder, and Obama’s DOJ will incite protests and death threats, and big media will cast you as a villain in a bogus morality play. And we know that if you are unqualified for the job of president, and are black, a majority of the electorate will put you in office, not once but twice. And now we know that if you are an employer and reject an applicant because of a known criminal record, that the Obama EEOC will sue you, and if necessary put you out of business, because job qualifications such as no criminal record have a disparate impact on minorities. And half the country think this is all just ducky, because half the country approves of Obama’s job performance, according to Rassmussen.
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    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/27/states-attorneys-now-opposing-feds-opposition-to-criminal-background-checks-for/

  120. He’s finished…..

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/28/nyregion/weiners-campaign-manager-quits.html?_r=1&

    Weiner’s Campaign Manager Quits After Latest Revelations

    In a new sign of tumult within Anthony D. Weiner’s embattled political operation, his campaign manager has quit, leaving his already skeletal team without a day-to-day leader.

    According to two people told of the decision, the campaign manager, Danny Kedem, no longer wished to oversee Mr. Weiner’s bid for New York mayor after a week of bruising revelations about the candidate’s latest online conduct. The two people, who have close ties to the campaign, did not want to be identified because they were disclosing confidential conversations.

    Mr. Kedem, 31, informed Mr. Weiner of his decision in the last 24 hours, the two people said.

    Mr. Kedem and a spokeswoman for Mr. Weiner’s campaign declined to comment.

    The move suggests that even as Mr. Weiner vows to press ahead with his candidacy, there are mounting doubts about its political viability within his own campaign.

    Mr. Weiner’s staff was jolted by his admission last week that his habit of sending raunchy online photographs and messages to women had persisted long after he resigned from Congress in 2011. The disclosures clashed with Mr. Weiner’s claims that he had been rehabilitated after undergoing therapy and his suggestion that such behavior had long ago stopped.

    Mr. Kedem had helped guide Mr. Weiner’s candidacy, originally considered a long shot, to the top of the polls in the mayoral field before last week.

    Not long ago, Mr. Kedem made clear he had no qualms about his new job. He sent an e-mail to dozens of his associates in late June seeking volunteers and financial contributions for Mr. Weiner’s mayoral bid. “I am really proud to work for Anthony,” he wrote.

    His departure is a hit to a campaign that was short of experienced staff members, because of Mr. Weiner’s scandal and his reputation as difficult boss.

    Before working for Mr. Weiner, Mr. Kedem had managed the re-election of John DeStefano Jr. to a 10th term as mayor of New Haven in 2011, according to his online profile, and worked on Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign.

    ………………………………..

    Time to call it quits Carlos or Anthony or whatever your name is.

  121. Former CIA Agent Warning: Obama is influenced by pro-Islamic advisers who impact U.S. foreign policy

    A former CIA agent who now lives in Vidalia is warning about the dangers of violent Islamists inflitrating the United States and its government.

    Kevin Shipp told the Vidalia Kiwanis Club Tuesday that President Obama is influenced by pro-Islamic advisers who impact U.S. foreign policy.

    “It’s extremely prevalent. This leads all the way up to the chief advisers for counter-terrorism and national security to the current President of the United States.

    “The CIA reports directly to the Executive Branch and the President of the United States. They’re required to carry out his orders. We’re arming Islamic jihadists in Syria right now, the CIA is, at the behest of the President. The CIA is engaging in things that most of us who’ve been in there would decry, but they’re doing it right now.

    “This is happening. Radical Islam is staging a cultural jihad. We’re allowing them to do it under our First Amendment. They’re using our Constitution against us and destroying us from the inside, calling people Islamophobs, using hate crime legislation and basically eroding us from the inside,” Shipp says.

    Shipp says Islamic enclaves are being set up around the country.

    “They are sponsored by or actually occupied by the Muslims of America which is guided by a terrorist-supporting sheik in Pakistan. There is one in Commerce, Georgia engaging in para-military training, there’s one in Redhouse, Virginia and there’s one in Oakland, Calfornia and they are specifically training and waiting for jihad. Essentially they are sleeper cells in the United States.

    http://freenorthcarolina.blogspot.com/2013/07/former-cia-agent-warning-obama-is.html

  122. All of this stuff coming out about Huma! The woman is starting to make me nervous!
    *****

    Why Won’t the Media Cover Huma Abedin’s Ties to the Global Jihad Movement?

    Nationalized health care was one of the first programs enacted by the Bolsheviks after they seized power in 1917. Nearly a century later, the U.S. enacted “Obamacare.”

    Who won the Cold War again? This is one of the questions I work over in my new book, “American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character” (St. Martin’s Press). Can we realistically claim liberty and free markets triumphed over collectivism when today there is only a thin Senate line trying to fend off Obamacare’s totalitarian intrusions into citizens’ lives? We see perhaps a dozen or so patriots led by conservative ace Sen. Republican Mike Lee of Utah, gallantly mustering forces to defund further enforcement of this government behemoth aborning. (Call your senators and ask them to join — or tell you why they didn’t at the next town hall.) How can we maintain that the republic endured when a centralized super-state has taken its place?

    So, once more, who really won the Cold War? The question is better framed when we realize that the battleground where the Free World met Marx was also psychological. Consciously or not, we struggled against an insidious Marxist ideology that was always, at root, an assault on our nation’s character.

    The most recent manifestation of victory over the American character shows through the Anthony Weiner-Huma Abedin scandal. This scandal is a paradoxical double whammy of both exposure and cover-up.

    Everyone knows (too much) about the exposure part: Anthony Weiner, candidate for mayor of New York City, turns out to be a recidivist pervert. The fatuous conversation that has followed this “news” has turned on the decision of Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, to step forward to try to salvage her husband’s bid for public office. The Wall Street Journal’s response to Abedin’s decision was typical: “Watching the elegant Huma Abedin stand next to her man Tuesday as he explained his latest sexually charged online exchanges was painful for a normal human being to watch.”

    Read More @
    http://townhall.com/columnists/dianawest/2013/07/26/why-wont-the-media-cover-huma-abedins-ties-to-the-global-jihad-movement-n1649288/page/full

  123. Cloned in NJ: The arrogance of Obama.

    Pallone, Holt and Oliver go after Booker in Senate debate 7/27/13
    …The three Democratic candidates were asked about a host of issues ranging from education to women’s rights to Obamacare during the hourlong program which will air Sunday at 1 p.m. on Channel 7 in New York and Channel 6 in Philadelphia.
    But Booker’s absence quickly became a central theme.
    “There are three of us up here, but there is one who is missing,” Holt said at one point.
    “If he wanted you to know where he stands on these issues then he’d be standing here today.”
    “I know that he’s very much with Wall Street and the big banks,” Pallone said.
    Booker was campaigning in Belleville and Bloomfield Saturday.
    “Mayor Booker worked the last seven years to bring people together to spark a Newark turnaround that many people didn’t think possible, creating thousands of jobs and strengthening Newark’s public schools,” said Booker campaign spokesman Kevin Griffis. “He spent today talking to voters about that record, not attacking other Democrats.”
    http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/07/pallone_holt_and_oliver_spar_in_senate_debate.html

    Belleville shares its border with Newark, and Bloomfield is next in line. Traveling the legendary Bloomfield Ave out of Newark, it is truly difficult to know where one of these 3 cities ends and the next begins. So I believe most of those people Booker was “informing” might already “know” how Newark has been doing.
    To miss a debate which will be televised in NYC and Philly markets indicates an ego too large for the good of the people. But with a 40 point advantage it is hard to seem him losing. After all, he may be perceived to be even cooler than Obama.

    However, Sen Lautenberg’s widow has looked past all of Booker’s perceived positives, and recently endorsed Pallone.

  124. Obama Signs Executive Order, Sends $500 million to Terrorists

    Citing “national security interests,” President Obama effectively sidestepped Congress by signing an executive order which enables him to send $500 million to fund Muslim terrorists in the West Bank.

    The executive order, addressed to Secretary of State John Kerry, was quietly signed Friday afternoon, as the media’s full attention was focused upon a royal birth.

    In the order, President Obama writes, “I hereby certify that it is important to the national security interests of the United States to waive the provisions of section 7040(a) of the Act as carried forward by the CR, in order to provide funds appropriated to carry out chapter 4 of part II of the Foreign Assistance Act, as amended, to the Palestinian Authority.”

    The move comes on the heels of a 2012 executive order in which Obama waived a congressional ban on funding the Palestinian Authority and sent the Hamas terror led organization $147 million American taxpayer dollars. He also removed all spending restrictions on that money, restrictions which dictate what the funds can and cannot be used for, ie. humanitarian assistance, education, betterment of society, etc. Thus enabling the money to be used for military equipment.

    Ed Brown, a DC watchdog writes, “When the next Palestinian/Israeli conflict erupts because Hamas led Palestine is lobbing rockets over the fence into Israel ­– don’t forget who paid for those rockets: you did, Mr. & Mrs. American taxpayer.”

    More @
    http://nycdailymail.com/2013/07/27/obama-signs-executive-order-sends-500-million-to-terrorists/

  125. A black 14 year old cruises a New Orleans neighborhood during daylight hours, and at 2 am in the morning climbs a rod iron fence surrounding a house in which a white man, pregnant wife and child are living. The white man hears the noise, picks up his gun, goes outside, and confronts the intruder. Whereupon, black intruder reaches into his pocket as if for a gun, and the white man shoots him. The black intruder is now in critical condition. And now, mindful of the Zimmerman case, has charged the white man with attempted second degree murder, and if the black intruder dies, that charge will be increased to second degree murder, as we saw in Zimmerman. Except in this case, he was defending himself on his own property consistent with the common law doctrine that a man’s home is his castle.

    I am hoping that big media decides to make this one a cause celebre, and that the Dimocrat party exploits like they did in the Zimmerman case. After all, in this case, they do not have to invent a new racial category to advance their narrative. The man was clearly, unequivocally, and unambiguously white. So, for the sake of their own little narrative, it fits like a glove.

    The reason I want the media/Democrat party cabal to embrace this “racial crime” the way they did the Zimmerman case, is because I want them to look society in the eye and say a white man has no right to protect himself and his family from the threat of imminent bodily harm, IF the assailant is a young black. Go ahead Sharton, say it. You too Obama. Just say it. For two reasons:

    1. first, I want the people 50% of the public who approve of the job Obama is doing to fully understand and appreciate what the Obama/big media cabal are advocating, and how it could potentially affect even them. That connection has been hard to make, because these people are not the brightest bulbs to begin with, but perhaps then they would wake up.

    2. second, I want the big media and dimocrat party operatives who exploited the Zimmerman case, to personally experience an attack of this nature, just to see how noble their reaction is. There is that old bromide about a liberal being someone who has not yet been mugged. Lets see whether it holds true in their case.

  126. holdthemaccountable
    July 28, 2013 at 8:57 am
    ————————-
    I too am conflicted. I want to cheer them on. But I do not want to walk into a trap. Needless to say, I do not trust Rove to do what is right, and he is the quintessential RINO–a clique I personally despise. However, I do respect Senator Coburn because, unlike Rove, I believe he puts country over party.

    The RINO is like the Bourbons: they have forgotten nothing and learned nothing. One of the head RINOS at the RNC on an airplane trip across the country, sat next to an NBC executive, and agreed to host one of their primary debates on MSNBC. That is so typical of the RNC–a stupidity which knows no bounds. In 2016, the RINO will be just as eager to agree to debates on NBC and CNN, as if 2012–crowley et al, never happened.

    Are RINOS Guiness Book stupid? Yes. Absolutely. If you doubt it, take a good hard look at John McCain, and I defy you to tell me different. But there is another factor at work here as well. And that is the earnest hope and desire to endear themselves to the Washington establishment, which renders them no more capable of representing their constitutents than their counterparts on the opposite side of the aisle. It may be too extreme to label RINOs and DINOs enemies of the people, but they do definitely trend in that direction.

  127. The Nightmare Ahead: 19 US Cities Have More Public Workers per Resident than Detroit

    Detroit declared bankruptcy due in no small part to $3 billion in unfunded public employee pensions as a result of a massive city workforce that kept growing even as the city’s population shriveled, but a Washington Examiner analysis found that 19 major American cities have even bigger ratios of such workers to residents. Here’s the report from WE showing the number of residents per municipal employee.

    Read @ http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2013/07/the-nightmare-ahead-19-us-cities-have.html

  128. The current leadership of the Republican Party is moribund.

    However, the new generation of Republicans are vibrant and motivated.

    That is all to the good.

    Unfortunately, they are more constrained by seniority for this new generation to assume its rightful place.

    You have young congress people like Cantor, McCarthy and McMorris Rogers.

    But these people are not leaders.

    Their resumes tell you that much.

    What they are is Boehner acolytes.

    The leaders are Cruz, Paul, and Lee.

    Those people connect with the heart of the party.

    Establishment types, like those mentioned, are a non starter.

    Same goes for fatboy Christie and the disgraced Marco Rubio.

    Seniority and money are the main obstacles to the real leaders of the party rise to positions of control.

    If they are denied that opportunity, they will go elsewhere.

  129. A riveting compilation I’d not seen.
    An IRS Political Timeline
    President Obama spent months in 2010 warning Americans about the ‘threat’ to democracy posed by conservative groups, right at the time the IRS began targeting these groups.
    Published June 6 2013.
    … Below is a more relevant timeline, a political one, which seeks to remind readers of the context in which the IRS targeting happened….
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323844804578529571309012846.html?mod=opinion_newsreel

  130. foxyladi14
    July 28, 2013 at 12:16 pm
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    Yes. It is terrible.

    But as terrible as it is, the entire story has just about dropped off the map of the electorate, judging by a recent poll showing that a little over 20% of the public thinks there will be any resolution.

    Why has a story like this disappeared. Well, we know don’t we. It is critical of Obama. Therefore it has received exactly ZIPPO coverage from NBC. Why? Simple: because it contradicts their narrative of all things bright and beautiful Obama made them all, etc.

    What has NBC been doing while they should have been reporting on this story? Why they have been obsessing over the “racial murder of a sweet innocent black child by a white Hispanic”, and planting evidence wherever they could. Why? Simple: because it advances their narrative of all things bright and beautiful Obama made them all.

    And what have the 50% of the electorate who approve of the job Obama is doing? Ignoring Benghazi and obsessing over Zimmmerman case, believing Holder, and hoping for an honest conversation about race, which would solve the issue.

    Stupid? Do you think they are stupid?? The sheeple??? Well, res ipsa locitur—they thing speaks for itself.

    And if they are in fact stupid, meaning dumb as a post, what incentive does the big media/dimocrat cabal have to change. None whatsoever. And as long as they have McCain on the other side, they are shitting in tall cotton.

  131. “In “This Town,” we’re told that Chris Matthews and Matt Lauer have joked that David Gregory would rub out a few colleagues to advance his career. That Bill and Hillary Clinton are convinced that Tim Russert disliked them, and that they’re not wrong. That Harry Reid has “observed privately to colleagues” that John Kerry has no friends. That West Wing types suspected Valerie Jarrett had “earpiece envy” after David Axelrod got Secret Service protection, and so arranged the same for herself.

    And that when a national security official suggested that Obama shouldn’t skip the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Dinner on the weekend of the Osama bin Laden raid because the media might get suspicious, Hillary Clinton looked up and issued her verdict: “[Expletive] the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.””

  132. i really really do NOT like this…..

    Interesting….TOMORROW: “In the afternoon, the President and former Secretary Clinton will meet for lunch in the private dining room of the west Wing.”

    What the hell is that all about.

  133. Hmmm

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/07/28/obama-to-host-hillary-clinton-at-white-house-lunch/?wprss=rss_election-2012&clsrd

    Obama and Clinton will meet for a lunch in the president’s private dining room, the White House announced Sunday. Their meeting will be closed to the press.

    Clinton stepped down on as secretary of state on Feb. 1, after serving for four years as the nation’s top diplomat. In the weeks following her departure from the State Department, Obama hosted Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, at a private dinner at the White House.

    Clinton lost the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination to Obama after a vigorous primary campaign and is currently considered an overwhelming favorite for the nomination in 2016, should she decide to run.

    As she weighs another campaign, Clinton has been traveling the country giving dozens of speeches, both paid and pro-bono, and is working on a new book.

    Over the weekend, NBC entertainment executives announced the broadcast network is developing a miniseries on Clinton’s political life, from first lady to senator and presidential candidate to secretary of state. Slated for release prior to the 2016 campaign, the series will star Diane Lane as Clinton.

    ………one wonders wtf this is about.

  134. Wonder what the topic of that lunch for Hillary at Barack’s place.

    “Yeah, Hillary, I know other world leaders don’t care for Kerry much. Not like they did you. He’s not as smart as you either and doesn’t work as hard. Hell, I’m just glad he’s off that yacht and working a couple of days a week. But, at least he never disagrees with me on stuff, and lets me be the boss. You never did. No no, now don’t ruin this great lunch by bringing up that backstabbing interview with the press. I didn’t see that it would hurt anything to pretty much lay that Benghazi thing off on you. You were already gone, and your approval rating was so high. I meant to call you and apologize, but then my poor couldabeen son was killed by some white/Hispanic guy who just wouldn’t give up and let my Trayvon beat his brains out.” I just couldn’t pass up that opportunity to stir up a little more racial tension. Hell, it’s really all I know how to do. This presidency shit is so hard.”

  135. Obama, being a boor as well as a national embarrassment, outed Bernake that he wanted him to leave, so he could put his own chairman of the independent regulatory agency known as the Fed. And, he did it in such a way as to provoke an internal battle within the Democrat party along gender lines. This vice chairman, Yellen is next in line, and what you hear from the likes of Pelousy is we need to have the first female head of the fed. Great. But first, lets have someone who has the deep understanding of what needs to be done. Let’s have Larry Summer, rather than yet another affirmative action candidate. Truth to tell, Summers (for not the absent minded law professor–Obama) who saved the country from a depresssion. Question: do you believe that in Britain or in Germany when Thatcher and Merkel were selected to lead those countries out of the morass they were in, everyone stood up and said cheered because they were women? Or was it because they had what their countries needed at that point, which was leadership and he right philosophy. Again, that is a point in favor of Summers. But here is perhaps the best reason of all–Yellin is an Obamaite, whereas Summers is a Clintonite. And, as the Wall Street Journal noted:

    Mr. Summers is above all a Democratic Party loyalist and would do whatever he thought necessary to help elect Hillary Clinton in 2016.

  136. moononpluto
    July 28, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    i really really do NOT like this…..

    Interesting….TOMORROW: “In the afternoon, the President and former Secretary Clinton will meet for lunch in the private dining room of the west Wing.”

    What the hell is that all about.
    ________________

    I really wonder if it has anything to do with Kerry’s invitation to Israel and Palestine to send negotiators to the WH for the next couple of days. This follows the release of a bunch of Palestinian prisoners by Israel.

    Of course, just a guess, but it wouldn’t surprise me if Hill asked to give some Barack some input and info about how this should be handled. Maybe that’s far fetched, but I’m sure things would go more smoothly if she had a small hand in guiding the dialogue. Regardless of the Huma friendship, Hillary has always been more of a friend to Israel than Barack and pals. Israel is an ally, Barack has treated them as anything but.

  137. Yeah, Hillary, I know other world leaders don’t care for Kerry much. Not like they did you. He’s not as smart as you
    ——————-
    Kerry is a Harvard trained, skull and cross bones vetted, dumb oaf, with an impeccable sense of bad timing. His skills as a mariner are likewise the stuff of legend. He is too good to read the charts, leaves the sea cock open and refuses to listen to people who tell him please don’t feed the sharks. The result was a foregone conclusion:

  138. I thought the timeline from the WSJ article holdthemaccountable linked above was well worth posting. That little weasel in the WH is capable of anything – well, anything except governing.

    ****************

    Excerpt from article posted above by holdthemaccountable:

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323844804578529571309012846.html?mod=opinion_newsreel
    snip

    “Aug. 9, 2010: In Texas, President Obama for the first time publicly names a group he is obsessed with—Americans for Prosperity (founded by the Koch Brothers)—and warns about conservative groups. Taking up a cry that had until then largely been confined to left-wing media and activists, he says: “Right now all around this country there are groups with harmless-sounding names like Americans for Prosperity, who are running millions of dollars of ads . . . And they don’t have to say who exactly the Americans for Prosperity are. You don’t know if it’s a foreign-controlled corporation.”

    Aug. 11: The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee sends out a fundraising email warning about “Karl Rove-inspired shadow groups.”

    Aug. 21: Mr. Obama devotes his weekly radio address to the threat of “attack ads run by shadowy groups with harmless-sounding names. We don’t know who’s behind these ads and we don’t know who’s paying for them. . . . You don’t know if it’s a foreign-controlled corporation. . . . The only people who don’t want to disclose the truth are people with something to hide.”

    Week of Aug. 23: The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer authors a hit piece on the Koch brothers, entitled “Covert Operations,” in which she accuses them of funding “political front groups.” The piece repeats the White House theme, with Ms. Mayer claiming the Kochs have created “slippery organizations with generic-sounding names” that have “made it difficult to ascertain the extent of their influence in Washington.”

    Aug. 27: White House economist Austan Goolsbee, in a background briefing with reporters, accuses Koch industries of being a pass-through entity that does “not pay corporate income tax.” The Treasury inspector general investigates how it is that Mr. Goolsbee might have confidential tax information. The report has never been released.

    This same week, the Democratic Party files a complaint with the IRS claiming the Americans for Prosperity Foundation is violating its tax-exempt status.

    Sept. 2: The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee warns on its website that the Kochs have “funneled their money into right-wing shadow groups.”
    Related Video

    Potomac Watch columnist Kim Strassel provides a timeline of the Democrats’ targeting of the tea party in the summer of 2010. Photo: Associated Press

    Sept. 16: Mr. Obama, in Connecticut, repeats that a “foreign-controlled entity” might be funding “millions of dollars of attack ads.” Four days later, in Philadelphia, he again says the problem is that “nobody knows” who is behind conservative groups.

    Sept. 21: Sam Stein, in his Huffington Post article “Obama, Dems Try to Make Shadowy Conservative Groups a Problem for Conservatives,” writes that a “senior administration official” had “urged a small gathering of reporters to start writing on what he deemed ‘the most insidious power grab that we have seen in a very long time.’ ”

    Sept. 22: In New York City, Mr. Obama warns that conservative groups “pose as non-for-profit, social welfare and trade groups,” even though they are “guided by seasoned Republican political operatives” who might be funded by a “foreign-controlled corporation.”

    Sept. 26: On ABC’s “This Week,” Obama senior adviser David Axelrod declares outright that the “benign-sounding Americans for Prosperity, the American Crossroads Fund” are “front groups for foreign-controlled companies.”

    Sept. 28: The president, in Wisconsin, again warns about conservative organizations “posing as nonprofit groups.” Sen. Max Baucus, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, writes to the IRS demanding it investigate nonprofits. The letter names conservative organizations.

    On Oct. 14, Mr. Obama calls these groups “a problem for democracy.” On Oct. 22, he slams those who “hide behind these front groups.” On Oct. 25, he upgrades them to a “threat to our democracy.” On Oct. 26, he decries groups engaged in “unsupervised spending.”

    These were not off-the-cuff remarks. They were repeated by the White House and echoed by its allies in campaign events, emails, social media and TV ads. The president of the United States spent months warning the country that “shadowy,” conservative “front” groups—”posing” as tax-exempt entities and illegally controlled by “foreign” players—were engaged in “unsupervised” spending that posed a “threat” to democracy. Yet we are to believe that a few rogue IRS employees just happened during that time to begin systematically targeting conservative groups? A mere coincidence that among the things the IRS demanded of these groups were “copies of any contracts with and training materials provided by Americans for Prosperity”? “

  139. ” Except in this case, he was defending himself on his own property consistent with the common law doctrine that a man’s home is his castle.”
    *****
    Varies state to state re: “Castle doctrine” and curtilage.

  140. I worry about John Kerry hanging on the mast, and dangling his legs just above the jaws of the great white shark. He always was a grand stander. But if he is not careful, he won’t be doing much more standing at all. He has a gun, but it is not loaded. PETA would be relieved to hear that. As I see it, he has only two options. One would be to start hurling his Viet Nam service medals at the shark, and screaming about the war. If that does not work, then perhaps he could borrow a bottle of ketchup from the widow of John Heinz (I married many man a ton of them, because I was untrue to none of them, because I bumped off every one of them, to keep my love alive) and pour it in the water hoping that would bring in other sharks and they would attack each other rather than him. But both of those are Hail Mary strategies and they are unlikely to work. Let us hope that John does not suffer the same fate as the crew of the Indianapolis, because then Obama would have to appoint another one of his cronies to the vacant position–and that would require work, which is something Obama has a deep aversion to.

  141. “Pretty sure it’s about 2016.”
    __________

    Certainly a possibility, Gonzotx. If it is about 2016, I hope she watches her back with him. When it comes to Hillary, Prince O and his homeys in the WH have leaked info about her, back-stabbed her, and in general, have behaved like jealous children toward Hillary. Additionally, given the current scandals, and the probably of more to follow, as well as the growing public distrust of Obama and his policies, Hillary would be well-advised to avoid being seen as too closely associated with him and his administration.

  142. moononpluto

    July 28, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Hmmm

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/07/28/obama-to-host-hillary-clinton-at-white-house-lunch/?wprss=rss_election-2012&clsrd

    I think I would consider myself curious, but not worried. She has maintained, even amongst all the calls and polls saying that she should run, no definitive position on 2016. If any focus or adulation was directed at her instead of him, it was not from any statement she made. I doubt she went to that woman in Missouri to ask for her support. She has not waded in on the 2014 congressional campaigns either. Her approval rating FAR surpasses bumbles and she is head and shoulders a better pure politician than he will ever be. She is making money hand over fist so she doesn’t need that. I am thinking that either his Chicago handlers are worried and they want to know her plans, or he needs help with the mess he has created, and who better to clean it up than the best politician available? The only other possibility is that Benghazi is catching up to him and he may try to use it as leverage for 2016 support. I still believe in my heart that she has nothing to fear from this episode. I still believe that his actions were the ones that are reprehensible, not hers. Whether or not money and/or extra security should have been dispatched to Libya prior to the attack, why was nothing done DURING the attack to save those Americans? If he tries to throw her under the Rand bus, she and her people will continue to bring that up, as well as the fact that State has no jurisdiction over CIA facilities. They support, not oversee.

    I think she will see through any little game he might try to play. She owes him nothing. I would venture to guess that she might even see this meeting as a great opportunity to begin the process of distancing herself from him.

    Hillary 2016

  143. Maybe Rush and Sean will join Blaze TV. I get that channel on Cable and watch it on occasion just to see what Glen has to say. It’s still pretty new and could definitely use a few big names to fill in the extra hours. This fall Laurie Dhue is joining the station. I have to laugh at those who thought they were getting rid of Glen Beck as I watch him on his very own television station and know that he is bigger than ever.
    ***

    Is Cumulus Planning on Dumping Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity?

    The Politico is reporting that Cumulus Media is planning on dropping both Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity from its stations.
    That doesn’t sound like a very good idea.

    The Politico reported:

    In a major shakeup for the radio industry, Cumulus Media, the second-biggest broadcaster in the country, is planning to drop both Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity from its stations at the end of the year, an industry source told POLITICO on Sunday.
    Cumulus has decided that it will not renew its contracts with either host, the source said, a move that would remove the two most highly rated conservative talk personalities from more than 40 Cumulus channels in major markets.
    The decision comes after negotiations between Cumulus and Premiere Networks, the division of Clear Channel that distributes Limbaugh and Hannity’s shows, broke down due to disagreements over the cost of the distribution rights, the source said. Cumulus is known to drive a hard bargain on costs, and Clear Channel is known to seek top dollar for big names.
    As industry insiders caution, Cumulus and Clear Channel have come to the brink before during contract negotiations only to resume talks. But the source told POLITICO that Clear Channel was unlikely to reduce the cost for distribution rights to a level that would satisfy Cumulus.

    Eric Bohlert from Media Matters is pretty excited about this news.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/07/is-cumulus-planning-to-dump-rush-limbaugh-and-sean-hannity/#disqus_thread

  144. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/07/29/hillary-clinton-2016-might-look-a-lot-like-barack-obama-2012/?wprss=rss_the-fix&clsrd

    It’s easy to overanalyze What It All Means — given the Obama and Clinton are not only the two most famous politicians in the country but also have, well, a past. Once rivals for the top office, they became allies of a sort with Clinton serving as Obama’s top diplomat.

    But, Clinton isn’t announcing for president anytime soon (although we do believe she will run) and Obama isn’t endorsing anyone for president anytime soon (and probably won’t ever).

    Sometimes a lunch is just a lunch.

    That said, the lunch that launched 1,000 “will she” and “will he” stories does give us a chance to write about something that has intrigued us of late: The idea that Clinton may well be the heir to vast majority (or at least a majority) of the campaign talent that elected and then re-elected Obama.

    Earlier this month, Jeremy Bird, the national field director for Obama’s re-election race, and Mitch Stewart, who ran the 10 swing state operation for the President, signed on to “Ready for Hillary” the super PAC that is functioning as a campaign-in-waiting for Clinton should she decide to run.

    While the Bird/Stewart hires drew attention when they were announced, it’s hard to overestimate what the duo’s decision to work for a Clinton vehicle (and said vehicle’s willingness to have them) means going forward.

    The single most valuable commodity in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination is the staff talent that Obama cultivated during his two presidential campaigns. While some of the top names — David Plouffe, David Axelrod, Dan Pfeiffer etc. — are Obama-ites through and through and won’t likely ever work on another presidential campaign, there is a whole layer of staff talent beneath them that is itching to bring what they learned in 2008 and/or 2012 to bear on another campaign. Bird and Stewart are at, or near, the top of that list — due in no small part to their expertise in building a field operation, a major weak spot of Clinton’s 2008 campaign.

    Getting Bird and Stewart does not, of course, mean that the Obama campaign team — such as it is once some of the more senior people peel off to make megabucks in the private sector — will move en masse to Clinton if she runs in 2016. But, it does create at least the possibility that Clinton might have the lion’s share of those people in 2016 as opposed to them scattering to a variety of candidates in the race.

    This may well be a moot point — under two scenarios. In the first, Clinton doesn’t run, leaving the Birds and Stewarts of the world in search of another candidate. In the second, she does run and, in so doing, drives all of the other serious challengers (Joe Biden and so on) out of the race. Under the latter scenario, every ambitious staffer — those tied to Obama and those not — has no choice but to sign on with Clinton.

    Still, in these early days of the 2016 presidential race, staff hires are critical. Keep an eye on any other Obama campaign talent starts moving toward Clinton.

    ………………………

    I think we are beginning to see the transition of Obama’s team move to Hillary. Lame duckitis sinks in. These guys know where the smart money is at.

  145. The Rock

    “I still believe in my heart that she has nothing to fear from this episode. I still believe that his actions were the ones that are reprehensible, not hers. Whether or not money and/or extra security should have been dispatched to Libya prior to the attack, why was nothing done DURING the attack to save those Americans? If he tries to throw her under the Rand bus, she and her people will continue to bring that up, as well as the fact that State has no jurisdiction over CIA facilities. They support, not oversee.”

    _______________________

    I have felt the same, Rock. I’m not one who sees Hillary as an innocent angel. Hell no one can get as far as she has gotten in politics without being one tough cookie – and I admire her for that. Politics ain’t always pretty, nor are politicians. But, I think she is basically too decent a human being to have knowingly and willingly allowed the deaths of people serving under her, if she had it in her power to save them. I guess she could have made a mistake of some kind, or there could have been some horrific oversight on her part, but that would have been very unlike her, as well. She is detail oriented, by all accounts.

    That look on her face spoke volumes – I think it was at the funeral, when she was standing near Obama. It was a look of sorrow, of course, but also one of extreme anger . And, that anger did not appear to be directed only at the attackers. Perhaps that’s a lot to read into the facial expression of someone you have never met, but I remember thinking that if looks could kill ….

  146. American Embassy in Egypt Forced to Close, as President Obama’s Arab Spring Continues

    Early in his first term, President Obama praised what he referred to as the “Arab Spring;” one by one many long-term American allies watched their regimes crumble before the will of the masses.

    Last year, as President Obama released a 9/11 message praising the Arab Spring, protesters in Cairo, Egypt were storming the U.S. embassy and ripping down the American flag.

    Hours later, American diplomats in Libya had their bodies ripped apart, as a crowd of Islamic radicals attacked an American consulate – in an event that we’ll probably never truly understand all the facts to.

    The President, however, would have us believe that these were mere bumps on the road, as the Arab world pressed toward a more free and modern society.

    Unfortunately, nearly a year after the brutal 9/11/12 attacks, the United States Department of State is still issuing multiple terror alerts, as al-Qaeda and various other Muslim extremist organizations pretty much have free reign throughout many places in the Middle East and Arab world.

    Continued @
    http://nycdailymail.com/2013/07/28/breaking-american-embassy-in-egypt-forced-to-close-as-president-obamas-arab-spring-continues/

  147. House Committee Approves Funding Ban on UN Gun Grab

    As approved by the House Appropriations Committee on July 24, the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2014 includes a provision to impose a one-year ban on the use of federal funds for the implementation of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) by the State Department.

    The provision is based on language from Representative Mike Kelly (R-Penn.; shown), who is a dedicated opponent of the global gun grab. Kelly issued the following statement after the committee vote:

    http://thenewamerican.com/usnews/congress/item/16113-house-committee-approves-funding-ban-on-un-gun-grab

  148. Bill and Hillary Clinton are ‘livid’ at comparisons to Weiner’s sexcapades and Huma’s forgiveness

    Bill and Hillary Clinton are angry with efforts by mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner and his campaign to compare his Internet sexcapades ­ and his wife Huma Abedin’s incredible forgiveness ­ to the Clintons’ notorious White House saga, The Post has learned.

    “The Clintons are upset with the comparisons that the Weiners seem to be encouraging ­ that Huma is ‘standing by her man’ the way Hillary did with Bill, which is not what she in fact did,’’ said a top state Democrat.

    Weiner and his campaign aides have explicitly referred to the Clintons as they privately seek to convince skeptical Democrats that voters can back Weiner despite his online sexual antics ­ just as they supported then-President Bill Clinton in the face of repeated allegations of marital betrayals.

    “The Clintons are pissed off that Weiner’s campaign is saying that Huma is just like Hillary,’’ said the source. “How dare they compare Huma with Hillary? Hillary was the first lady. Hillary was a senator. She was secretary of state.”

    A longtime Hillary aide and Clinton friend, Abedin’s surprisingly unequivocal support of her husband after his bombshell admission Tuesday that he engaged in salacious online sexting well after he resigned in disgrace from Congress in 2011 left the Clintons stunned, continued the source.

    “Hillary didn’t know Huma would do this whole stand-by-your-man routine, and that’s one of the reasons the Clintons are distancing themselves from all this nonsense,’’ the source said.

    Read More @
    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/clintons_mad_as_hill_over_huma_tactic_DreEqQum5fMMD4SiXeWSLJ

  149. I don’t blame the Clintons. Obviously, Bill’s indiscretions were wrong and had a devastating impact on family, and with Rove – the undesirable, Newt – the adulterer, and the other Repubs pushing the scandal, and missing no opportunity to air it on all broadcast news media outlets 24/7, it was not good for the country, in general. But engaging in extramarital sexual activity with a consenting adult is a far cry, imo, from snapping a pic of one’s genitalia and uploading it onto the internet, or engaging in dirty net-sex with strangers. Wiener’s sexual acting-out took planning and at least, a small amount of prep time. Plus, while it may not be extreme deviant behavior, it’s not for from at least, a measure of deviance. Clinton’s was just basic run of the mill lust, with a hint of punch-drunk power from the successful election, and a healthy dose of ego.

    And, as I recall, after Hillary made the only decision she felt appropriate – to stay with him, for her child, as well to avoid upheaval for the country and the media circus leaving him would have caused – not to mention the potential for damaging the world view of this country – she made him go through hours of individual counseling, as well as family counseling for all three of them. There were some well thought out, deliberate contingencies in her decision to remain with her husband.

    I don’t know if the Wieners, themselves, started this comparison, or if the media – which will always take the opportunity to bring up the Monica thing if it can be worked into a sentence about the Clintons – did so. Either way, Huma should have corrected that comparison, if only to say that hers was a personal decision about her private life, and it had nothing to do with Hillary or anyone else. I heard on the radio, right after she did the press conference with her husband and his apparently much obsessed about (by him) weiner, that she had not spoken with Hillary before agreeing to remain with the idiot. I thought at the time that the statement was a little odd and too much information, but perhaps Huma made that clear in order to leave Hillary out of the mess.

  150. Obama on ObamaCare: “And if it works, it will be pretty darn popular.”
    ______________

    What a vote of confidence in his unpopular plan. lol

    Kinda like Dr. Frankenstein saying, ” And if this monster actually comes to life when I’m done stitching him up, everyone in the village will just love him.”

  151. Freespirit
    July 29, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Obama on ObamaCare: “And if it works, it will be pretty darn popular.”
    _______________________________________

    😆 right on FS. 🙂

  152. Is Cumulus Planning on Dumping Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity?
    ———————–
    My reaction, knowing nothing else about it, is that Cumulus has painted itself into a corner with its “hard bargaining” tactics. Is it really prepared to give up the customer base that Limbaugh and Hannity attract? Are its sponsors willing to give up the audience that Limbaugh and Hannity attract? I think it is time for Cumulous to get its head out of the clouds and fire their negotiator. He has really fucked up. Unless I am wrong and they have better shows to fill those slots, which is highly unlikely. As for the fucking Eric Blowhard, there is nothing wrong with him that a good bottle of toxic strength RAID would not solve, him and his Soros financed employer, Media Does Not Matter.

  153. Still No WH Tours, but Parade of Special Visitors Continues
    by Keith Koffler on July 29, 2013, 8:24 am

    The White House continues to bar average Americans from touring “The People House” but nevertheless lavishes spending on all sorts of special invitees – from diners at last week’s Iftar dinner breaking the Muslim fast to sports teams and foreign diplomats.

    Soon after the outcry over the cancellation of tours due to the sequester, the White House promised to see what could be done to allow some visits to resume. But nothing was done and no one can visit – unless President Obama finds you useful or amusing.

    Favored guest have poured in this month, even though Obama was traveling in Africa for part of it.

    More @ http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2013/07/29/wh-tours-parade-special-visitors-continues/

  154. foxyladi14

    July 29, 2013 at 11:55 am

    The Lew in action. 🙁

    Foxi,

    Good video. Wallace could have done a better job cornering Lew in that interview. When Lew stated that there was no evidence that any contact was made with Wilkins, Wallace SHOULD HAVE played the segment of the testimony where Carter Hull SAYS ‘I gave those audits to Wilkins.’ In fact, he should have been prepared for that rebuttal from Lew and had that segment of Hull’s testimony ready to go. This administration using that smokescreen tactic over and over again. Here was a chance to pin them down on camera using the tactic instead of letting him get away with blaming it on the fact tat 1600 lawyers work for the IRS (is it me, or does that seem like an awful lot of lawyers?). But Wallace DID get him on the record basically saying (as they always do), ‘….move along. nothing to see here…’ Let’s just hope a Greta or a John Stewart can use that as a template to finish them off (note – I conveniently left out all the subcommittee heads that SHOULD be asking them the proper questions in the first place)…..

    Hillary 2016

  155. “Every profession is a conspiracy against the laity”.–George Bernard Shaw

    In 2006 the Bush people extended federal oversight of southern states voting rules for twenty five years.

    They saw this as a way to lock in or out demographics in certain districts to their advantage.

    To the detriment of the American People.

    By 2008, radical leftists were in control of the Democrat Party.

    And they used federal oversight for an entirely different purpose:

    To strike down voter integrity measures implemented by those states in response to MASSIVE electoral fraud.

    To the detriment of the American People.

    The Supreme Court struck down federal oversight under Section 4.

    It noted that the conditions which led to its passage, i.e. institutional racism, no longer existed.

    The RNC/RINOS in the House of Representatives have re instituted this pernicious oversight.

    Every profession is a conspiracy against the laity.

    And political parties are no exception.

    Here is the proof, courtesy of the estimable Christian Adams:

    http://pjmedia.com/jchristianadams/2013/07/28/yes-the-rnc-really-did-support-federal-oversight-of-state-elections/

  156. White House clarifies that if former President Carter goes to North Korea, it is in his personal capacity;

  157. I think i am gonna vomit…..

    http://freebeacon.com/white-house-friendship-on-the-agenda-for-clinton-obama-lunch/

    White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Joshua Earnest claimed “friendship” is on the agenda for the Hillary Clinton’s Monday lunch with President Obama today in a White House press conference.

    Earnest said Clinton and Obama have developed a “genuine friendship” over the last four years and the lunch is primarily a chance for the two to catch up:

    REPORTER: And then just quickly, is there anything you could tell us about the lunch that the president had or is having with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today?

    JOSH EARNEST: Somehow I knew somebody was going to ask about that today. The president is having lunch this afternoon with Secretary Clinton in the private dining room right off the Oval Office. Asa you know, over the course of the last four years and as — much has been written about over the last four years how Secretary Clinton and the president have developed not just a strong working relationship but also a genuine friendship.

    The lunch comes amid rampant speculation of a Clinton 2016 presidential run.

    Rumors surfaced in June claiming President Obama agreed to back Hillary Clinton’s 2016 candidacy in exchange for former President Clinton’s endorsement last fall.

  158. moononpluto

    July 29, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Hmmmmmmm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/9392996813/

    Someone desperately wants to show they get along……and it aint Hillary.
    ________________________________________

    Her body language is screaming “…I DON’T TRUST YOU ONE IOTA. SCREW YOU AND THE HORSE YOU RODE IN ON….” The talking heads are going to try and make this meeting about him and how in control of it he is. But as we all know, he isn’t.

    Asshat.

    Hillary 2016

  159. foxyladi14

    July 29, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Vacation time again. 🙄

    And yet, White House tours for the public are halted because of budget cuts? This is just obscene…

    Asshat.

    Hillary 2016

  160. Hillary looks alright, but Sharpton gets creepier and creepier. There is something wrong with the man’s head!!

    Just a photo of Hillary with a special friend before her lunch with Obama

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in Washington, D.C., Monday for a private lunch with President Obama. MSNBC’s Al Sharpton uploaded this photo in the morning to his Instagram: “Former Secretary Hillary Clinton and I in DC airport.”

    http://www.theblaze.com/blog/2013/07/29/just-a-photo-of-hillary-with-a-special-friend-before-her-lunch-with-obama/

  161. Earlier this month, Jeremy Bird, the national field director for Obama’s re-election race, and Mitch Stewart, who ran the 10 swing state operation for the President, signed on to “Ready for Hillary” the super PAC that is functioning as a campaign-in-waiting for Clinton should she decide to run.
    *****
    Ahhh..So, will Hillary give us 4 more years of the fraud?

  162. http://weaselzippers.us/2013/07/29/working-class-hero-barack-obama-staying-at-7-6-million-private-resort-books-over-75-rooms-for-staff-during-luxury-vacation-in-marthas-vineyard/
    ——————-
    Anyone with an ego that requires a house like that belongs in an insane asylum, under Obamacare.

    Anyone with a pocketbook to afford a house like that is not paying their fair share of the taxes.

    Anyone with a house like that is living proof that behind every great fortune is a great crime.

  163. NBC is doing a mini-series and CNN is producing a documentary film on Hillary Clinton.

    What the hell are they up to……

  164. The dark haired gal from THE FIVE…not the one named Kimberly but the other one was on Hannity tonight. She is saying that Bill Clinton paved the way for apparently all politicans to act out sexually and apparently thinks that Clinton is somehow responsible for Anthony Weiner’s behavior. WHAT!
    Of course Hannity and this gal would hardly let the Clinton guy get a word in edgewise by talking
    over him. Then this gal blamed Clinton for Afghanistan or at least Clinton in some way…I didn’t hear all that part.

    She was so nasty with a smug, gloating look on her face. WHEW! A holier than thou piece of work like this gal surely brings back memories of the Clinton Derangement Syndrome of past years and also Hillary’s run in 2008.

    Batten down the hatches, gang. Here comes the vile storm again.

  165. SouthernBorn, you are so right. No one on FOX will ever miss an opportunity to bring up Bill’s indiscretion. I think it must be because that’s all they really can find to nail him with. The Republicans couldn’t defeat him in 1996, which they will NEVER get over. Plus, they are terrified of Hillary. The Pubs would do soooo much better if they would worry about getting a decent candidate of their own. But, as we know, the far Right won’t support anyone whose reasonable and moderate, which means they don’t win. Now, on conservative talk radio, the right wingers hate the Republicans in congress as much as they do the Dems. If the Republicans would devote half as much energy on getting a good Republican presidential candidate, and actually all get behind her or him, as they spend dredging up this tired old stuff about Bill, they would be a lot more successful.

    FOX stands at the ready to hit at Bill or Hillary, but they will never bring up the indiscretions (crimes, actually) of hypocritical members of the Pub posse that went after Clinton with all their ammo. Remember Mark Foley, who claimed to be all about some family values, and was just so shocked and outraged about Clinton. Of course he was singing a different tune when the new, young pages showed up on Capitol Hill, and he got an opportunity to put the moves on them.

    Another anti-Clinton zealot was that congressman who went after Bill on a family values platform was the guy who allegedly was soliciting sex with his foot tapping signals at a public bathroom. He plead “no contest” or maybe guilty. I can’t remember.

    Then there’s Newt, who was another deacon in the church of We Hate Clinton, who wanted to get the tar and feathers after Bill. The whole time he was just so appalled by the Clinton scandal, he was sleeping with someone other than his wife. Talk about your hypocrites!

    Newt and the pubs who spent 30 million dollars investigating the Clintons should have been tarred and feathered for wasting that money on nothing.

    Sadly, we have no reliable television news, and damn little decent print news. FOX exaggerates and slams the left, and CNN, ABC, NBC and others slam the right.

    The Pubs will keep talking about the Clintons, because they are so afraid of them and the fact that the country loves them. If the Pub party couldn’t take them down, I don’t think they have anything to fear from the crazies featured on FOX.

  166. Leanora

    July 29, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Hillary looks alright, but Sharpton gets creepier and creepier. There is something wrong with the man’s head!!

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in Washington, D.C., Monday for a private lunch with President Obama. MSNBC’s Al Sharpton uploaded this photo in the morning to his Instagram: “Former Secretary Hillary Clinton and I in DC airport.”

    He looks like a bobblehead doll!!! 😀 Seriously, either he is aging horribly, or he is sick with some nasty chronic ailment. He REALLY looks bad….

    Hillary 2016

  167. foxyladi14

    July 29, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Sen. Cruz makes a good point. Let everybody get a waiver by defunding it at least until the next election. Then if bumbles and the idiot dems complain, institute the law for everyone and let the congressional 2014 bloodbath commence.

    Hillary 2016

  168. The Saga Continues.
    **

    Anthony Weiner brushes aside Clinton criticism

    Anthony Weiner reportedly dissed the Clintons ­ his wife’s employers who have held him at a distance for years ­ on Monday night, as he brushed off a question about whether he would be responsive to a request from them to get out of the New York City mayor’s race.

    The question came during Weiner’s appearance at a mayoral forum in the Bronx, according to reports on Twitter from New York Daily News reporter Erin Durkin.

    “I am not terribly interested in what people who are not voters in the city of New York have to say,” Weiner said when asked what he would say if the Clintons asked him to drop out, according to Durkin.

    A Weiner spokeswoman didn’t immediately respond to an email, nor did a Clinton spokesman.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/anthony-weiner-brushes-aside-clinton-criticism-94897.html#ixzz2aWmfEdTC

  169. This is a two-fer.
    ObamaCare. Another stark reality. From an impeccable source … a family friend.

    We pay for our health insurance through a group plan. We found out today that if we chose to pay for the group plan and not opt for Obamacare that we will be subjected to a new tax in the Affordable Care Act. This tax imposes a levy on the net premium of the health insurance companies that is called Health Insurance Tax (HIT). The consumers, we, will end up paying 2-3% in 2014 more for our health care just for this tax. As long as we pay for our own health insurance. I just don’t understand why we are being penalized for opting for our own company of choice instead of a gov. run plan. We do without in order to have good coverage because of medical issues the kids have. We don’t want to lose their doctors. It is a very complex issue.

    ######################################

    INGRATES, ALL:

    Immigration activists step up pressure
    3:07 pm on 07/28/2013
    “Our demand is simple,” said FIRM spokesperson Kica Matos. “Pass an immigration reform bill in the House by August 2 that one includes a path to citizenship and that two keeps families together.”
    Snip The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) released a new series of Spanish language web advertisements Sunday morning in seven Republican-held Congressional districts with large Latino populations. Eliseo Medina, SEIU Secretary-Treasurer says the ads are meant to call on Republican members of Congress to support reform and isolate extremist positions within the party… RELATED: 9 Dreamers [self-deported themselves and are now] detained after re-entry attempt from Mexico to U.S. “At first they refused food because of the phone access, and now they are refusing food until they are released…The National Immigrant Youth Alliance has collected signatures from 22 members of Congress in a letter urging President Obama to grant the Dreamers humanitarian parole and bring them home. The letter campaign will continue throughout the weekend with an announcement on Monday of the legislators who support bringing the Dream 9 home.
    http://nbclatino.com/2013/07/28/dream-9-in-solitary-confinement-as-immigration-activists-step-up-pressure/

  170. Bradley Manning verdict due today.
    **

    Manning Verdict May Topple Journalistic Paradigm

    After more than three years in prison, 10 and a half months of which were in solitary confinement, enduring cruel and degrading treatment throughout his incarceration, Pfc. Bradley Manning now awaits a final verdict in his court-martial. The verdict will be announced Tuesday at 1 p.m. EST, according to a spokesperson for the military district of Washington.

    Government prosecutors called Manning an “anarchist” and “traitor” last Thursday during closing arguments at Fort Meade, Maryland, where Manning’s court-martial has been playing out for nearly two months now. But the prosecution’s character assassination of Manning is not the worst of it.

    Judge Denise Lind, an Army colonel, refused to drop the crucial charge of “aiding the enemy” Thursday despite Manning’s defense team’s urging her to do so on the grounds the charge is “overbroad” and should be “void for vagueness.”

    The charge could set a precedent that could have a chilling effect on national security journalists and whistleblowers across the nation. The government has argued that by leaking information to the press, Manning was communicating with the enemy indirectly and that this alone is sufficient to constitute the charge. Normally, a prosecutor would have to establish the intent of the defendant, but that requirement was bypassed at Fort Meade.

    The sentence carries with it the potential for capital punishment, but prosecutors did not pursue the death penalty in Manning’s case. Instead he is more likely facing life imprisonment.

    “That’s an outrageous charge with the greatest potential for dealing almost a deathblow to investigative journalism involving national security,” said Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, during a news conference Friday. “The interpretation of his motives is an absurd fantasy that he did this for fame or for his own purposes, let alone to give information to an enemy to which he clearly does not adhere a requirement for a treason charge anymore than I did.”

    The charge has never been brought during a case involving a leak before. It’s part of an expansive crackdown in the Obama administration’s “war on whistleblowers,” in which the administration has used the Espionage Act an unprecedented six times to prosecute government officials suspected of leaks. Prior to the Obama administration, the Espionage Act had been used only three times to prosecute leakers since 1917.

    More @
    http://truth-out.org/news/item/17854-bradley-manning-verdict-may-topple-a-journalistic-paradigm

  171. Greta VS has tweeted “the Repubs are in Majority-tell them to open #Benghazi hearing tomorrow”
    Greta has become an activist. 🙂

  172. Holder says America does not have the guts to have an honest conversation about race.

    The statement is true, but the solution he would propose is akin to giving more heroin to a heroin addict.

    His prescription is to blame segregation, to empower the old civil rights lobby which is partially responsible for the current problem, and to establish a new version of the Great Society programs at a time when we cannot afford them, which experience has shown do not work. That will make the current problem worse, in every respect.

    The alternative prescription is to address the root causes of the problem, and look to the only groups with the leverage to solve it. The problem is what we are doing to black youths, in terms of family, education and culture.

    The family institution is failing because 70% of the black births are out of wedlock, so there is no family structure to give these children a stable home life. The schools are failing because of the teachers unions, which promotes the interests of teachers over those of students. And, the culture is failing because the group who controls the entertainment industry promotes criminal values in the offerings to these children, and successful blacks leave the community, move into plush neighborhoods, and never look back.

    Society is so controlled by money interests that it would rather throw opm (other people’s money) at the problem, rather than confronting the groups who are responsible. If it were to do so, and if those groups would hold their own members accountable, then in a generation or two, there could be hope. But if we proceed along the lines we are headed today, and particularly if we put the corrupt civil rights lobby in charge, we will have a revolution. If you think that is ridiculous, just think how much worse racial polarization has grown since Obama took office.

    http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/76174/bully-bill-open-thread/#more-76174

  173. Anthony Weiner intern reveals why she, fellows joined New York mayoral campaign

    Says Olivia Nuzzi: Several of my friends sent me links to the same online ad for the Weiner campaign, seeking applications for internships. They thought it would be educational and entertaining. How right they were.

    My education began very quickly.

    “I’m here because of Huma,” Clay Adam Wade, a junior staffer, explained to me.

    The sentiment was repeated to me again by some fellow interns.

    Their hope was to make a connection with Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, and thus forge a potential connection to her longtime boss, Hillary Clinton, to get an inside track for a campaign position if she ran for president in 2016.

    This is how Clay explained it to me:

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/intern-reveals-reasons-joining-weiner-campaign-article-1.1412272#ixzz2aXwAyGIj

  174. MANNING SUMMARY: Not guilty of aiding the enemy nor of unauthorized possession of nat’l defense info. Guilty of 20 other lesser charges.

    That is really gonna chaff Obama’s butt.

  175. The Elites are superior human beings, and it is incumbent upon the rest of us to do whatever they say, hoping that someday we too may receive the golden parachute—the testament of a dead soul.
    ——————————————

    Over at my site I had this to say about constitutional scholar Barack Obama and the rest of the plague in DC:

    It is like this:

    It is like the so-called elites are no longer even pretending to be part of a democratic republic anymore.

    And let me say this:

    The primary problem with the so-called elites is not that they are not humble.

    The primary problem with the so-called elites is not that they are not patriotic.

    The primary problem with the so-called elites is not that they are not godly. They’re not, but that’s not the primary problem.

    The primary problem with the so-called elites is that they are not elite, and they are neither wise, nor intelligent, nor educated, nor enlightened, nor superior in any fashion save two, accident of circumstance and elevated self-regard.

    They do not know what the hell they are saying, or doing, or saying, and I said saying twice because they largely do not “do.”

    They almost universally come from background professions in which there is no clear and direct relationship between error and consequence — in the “doing” fields, there’s always such a connection, and people understand quite tangibly the cost of a mistake.

    But this lot comes entirely from fields in which there really is no standard of performance because it’s all rather theoretical and vague and Good Excuses always trump Bad Results.

    And that’s no coincidence: They have chosen such fields because they do not wish to be ruled by the Tyranny of Records and Results.

    http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/07/29/Elites-Cause-Widespread-Reconsideration-of-Meaning-of-Word-Elite

  176. correction: the golden handshake.

    That is business slang for acceptance into the inner circle of a major corporate enterprise, or a high faleutin social group in Hollywood, which can usually be subdivided into lions (ruling class), tigers (upwardly mobile wanabees, whom the lions take great delight in encouraging and then slapping down), and chimps (who are there to entertain and will never receive the golden handshake, but believe they will, because they were invited).

  177. moononpluto
    July 30, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    ______________________________________

    Wonderful news. And made my day.
    I just love watching his butt get chaffed. 😆 😆

  178. To keep America exceptional, we need eccentrics, contrarians, doubters, politically incorrect truth-tellers. Take them away, and we are a nation of head-nodders like most other states.

    Go to sleep in 2009 and wake up now. The world has changed: golf is the people’s game; racist, sexist, homophobic thought and speech are predicated on the ideology of who says it; the IRS, the NSA, and the Justice Department are watching you; the State Department is run like a campaign organization; the president offers politically correct thoughts on local trials; the attorney general worries about “my people”; the government is producing more oil and gas by trying to stop it; wind and solar are the way of the future; gropes and pornography are either career-ending or cause for needed sabbaticals; and high unemployment, debt, and low growth are proof of a robust recovery.

    The model of our future will be a landscape like Detroit, as those on MSNBC or on NPR find ever more clever ways to assure us that the city is “saved” from the free-market capitalist and racist buccaneers. We will shuffle on, as the voices go in one ear and out the other, as they screech that Big Brother saved us at last from the reactionary Goldsteins of the world who nearly destroyed it.
    To keep America exceptional, we need eccentrics, contrarians, doubters, politically incorrect truth-tellers. Take them away, and we are a nation of head-nodders like most other states.

    Go to sleep in 2009 and wake up now. The world has changed: golf is the people’s game; racist, sexist, homophobic thought and speech are predicated on the ideology of who says it; the IRS, the NSA, and the Justice Department are watching you; the State Department is run like a campaign organization; the president offers politically correct thoughts on local trials; the attorney general worries about “my people”; the government is producing more oil and gas by trying to stop it; wind and solar are the way of the future; gropes and pornography are either career-ending or cause for needed sabbaticals; and high unemployment, debt, and low growth are proof of a robust recovery.

    The model of our future will be a landscape like Detroit, as those on MSNBC or on NPR find ever more clever ways to assure us that the city is “saved” from the free-market capitalist and racist buccaneers. We will shuffle on, as the voices go in one ear and out the other, as they screech that Big Brother saved us at last from the reactionary Goldsteins of the world who nearly destroyed it.

    http://pjmedia.com/victordavishanson/life-in-the-twilight/

  179. wbboei
    July 30, 2013 at 2:15 pm
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    Poppycock I am poor but Proud and there ain’t nobody better’n me in Gods eyes. 🙂

  180. moononpluto

    July 30, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    MANNING SUMMARY: Not guilty of aiding the enemy nor of unauthorized possession of nat’l defense info. Guilty of 20 other lesser charges.

    That is really gonna chaff Obama’s butt.

    Moon,

    This really is good news. While we as citizens should have confidence that those given high security clearance should not betray their country by divulging our secrets, unfair treatment of those that are accused of this is intolerable. Wbb might be able to speak to this, but this could be a message to bumbles sent by the judiciary. Note that Manning was acquitted of the most serious charge of aiding the enemy AFTER it was very publicly left in the initial indictment. The precedent being you can CHARGE these ‘whistleblowers’ with anything you want. You still have to prove it in open court and if you bring flimsy evidence, it just won’t fly. If we had an honest press, we could expect a barrage of questions to Carney about how the prezzy feels about the remaining whistleblower suits as well as the future of the Snowden saga. If we had an honest GOVERNMENT (DOJ in particular), we could expect a review of the charges pending against the remaining active whistleblower prosecutions.

    Then we would have to wake up.

    Hillary 2016

  181. The federal government is hiring what it calls a “Behavioral Insights Team” that will look for ways to subtly influence people’s behavior, according to a document describing the program obtained by FoxNews.com. Critics warn there could be unintended consequences to such policies, while supporters say the team could make government and society more efficient.

    While the program is still in its early stages, the document shows the White House is already working on such projects with almost a dozen federal departments and agencies including the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture.

    “Behavioral sciences can be used to help design public policies that work better, cost less, and help people to achieve their goals,” reads the government document describing the program, which goes on to call for applicants to apply for positions on the team.

    http://nation.foxnews.com/2013/07/30/big-brother-watching-govt-creating-squad-nudge-your-behavior

  182. foxyladi14
    July 30, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    wbboei
    July 30, 2013 at 2:15 pm
    ________________________________-

    Poppycock I am poor but Proud and there ain’t nobody better’n me in Gods eyes

    ——————————–
    Well, I guess you are saying something like this:

    From the Stage Play Oklahoma (Rogers and Hammerstein)
    Territory Folks Should Stick Together song:

    I’d like to teach you all a little sayin’
    And learn the words by heart the way you should
    I don’t say I’m no better than anybody else,
    But I’ll be damned if I ain’t jist as good!

    All:
    I don’t say I’m no better than anybody else,
    But I’ll be damned if I ain’t jist as good!

    Territory folks should stick together,
    Territory folks should all be pals.
    Cowboys dance with farmer’s daughters,
    Farmers dance with the ranchers’ gals!

    (Problem is our beloved elitist jamokes march to a different drum)

  183. Not even 2014 and big money coming in for Hillary already…..

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/30/us/politics/a-bet-on-clinton-if-they-network-she-will-run.html?_r=1&

    A new group dedicated to paving the way for a Hillary Clinton campaign in 2016 has already recruited dozens of the Democratic Party’s elite donors and bundlers, effectively kicking off the presidential money hunt more than three years before Election Day.

    The group, Ready for Hillary, is aiming to build Mrs. Clinton a grass-roots network that would give her a prohibitive edge in any Democratic primary and a significant advantage over potential Republican rivals, channeling enthusiasm for Mrs. Clinton, a former first lady and New York senator, into Facebook hits, Twitter followers and affinity groups around the country.

    But the group’s early cash haul and cultivation of a high-powered donor network underscores how presidential campaigns have continued to evolve — and lengthen — in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.

    The donors joining Ready for Hillary’s finance committee are likely to figure prominently in any future campaign fund-raising by Mrs. Clinton or future advertising-oriented “super PACs” backing her. Disclosure reports due to be filed with the Federal Election Commission this week, and provided to The New York Times, will show more than a million dollars raised since the group began fund-raising in earnest this spring.

    “One of the purposes is to show what we think is the very broad and deep support for her,” said Harold M. Ickes, a former White House aide who is advising Ready for Hillary. “And if she decides to run, then within the confines of the law, these names and e-mail addresses would be given to the campaign.”

    Already, the super PAC is becoming a platform around which veterans of President Obama’s record-breaking campaign-finance operation are jockeying for position within Mrs. Clinton’s future orbit.

    Last month, Michael Kempner, a New Jersey public relations executive who was among the top bundlers in the country for Mr. Obama, hosted a prospecting breakfast for the new group.

    More than a dozen of Mr. Obama’s bundlers from 2012, accounting for more than $3 million in contributions, are backing Ready for Hillary, as is Dennis Mehiel, a New York businessmen who is close to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, a potential 2016 candidate.

    The group was initially viewed skeptically by Mrs. Clinton’s inner circle. But as Ready for Hillary drew news-media attention, some around the Clintons concluded that the group’s fortunes would inevitably reflect on Mrs. Clinton herself.

    In the months since its founding by a volunteer and a former junior staff member for Mrs. Clinton’s 2008 campaign, Ready for Hillary has hired five full-time staff members and contracted with a consulting firm whose co-founder was Mr. Obama’s 2012 field director. Several old Clinton hands are advising the group, including Craig Smith, a former White House political director.

    Ellen Tauscher, a former California congresswoman who worked for Mrs. Clinton at the State Department, is serving as a strategic adviser to the group; the two women met for dinner last month near the Clintons’ home in Chappaqua, N.Y.

    Nick Merrill, a spokesman for Mrs. Clinton, said Mrs. Clinton was not coordinating with the group.

    “Their energy and enthusiasm to convince her to run is inspiring, though only she in the end can make that very personal decision,” Mr. Merrill said.

    While the group is limiting donations to $25,000 for now, it is ramping up fund-raising just as other Democratic super PACs, as well as President Obama’s political operation, seek to raise money to defend the Democratic majority in the Senate next year.

    Many potential donors are also weighing appeals from Mrs. Clinton and her husband, who are trying to raise a large endowment for their family foundation. Others in the Clinton orbit say they have been encouraged to support Terry McAuliffe’s campaign for governor of Virginia.

    Ready for Hillary has also recruited some of the wealthy givers who helped finance more than $100 million in Democratic super PAC spending in 2012. They include Winthrop McCormack, an Oregon publishing executive; Agnes Gund, the New York arts philanthropist; and Irwin Jacobs, a telecommunications executive who gave more than $2 million to a pro-Obama super PAC last year.

    Unlike many of the outsize super PACs formed in recent years to wage expensive advertising campaigns, Ready for Hillary is trying to build a list of enthusiastic volunteers and repeat small donors, emulating the model that proved to be Mr. Obama’s most significant strategic advantage in battling an onslaught of Republican outside groups last year. (The group has received more than 3,625 contributions of exactly $20.16 each.)

    As a super PAC, Ready for Hillary can harness unlimited dollars for its efforts. Mrs. Clinton would be legally permitted to buy or rent the group’s lists of donors and volunteers for a future campaign.

    Donors and political consultants with ties to the Clintons said the super PAC could deliver to Mrs. Clinton some of the benefits of a full-time political organization without the headaches. But for now, the Clintons appear to be keeping their distance.

    “It’s what we call complete and total deep radio silence,” Mr. Ickes said.

  184. dances round room…..

    MSNBC Collapses to Fourth Place: Loses 12% of Viewers

    This year’s bad news for MSNBC has only gotten worse. The “Lean Forward” network has struggled in the ratings since the Boston Marathon bombings exposed the network’s glaring weakness when it comes to news gathering. MSNBC had hoped to turn that around by going all-in on with the Zimmerman, but it didn’t. Compared to last year in July, MSNBC was down -12% in total viewers and -4% in the 25-54 demo.

    “Morning Joe” lost -4% of its viewers, -8% in the 25 to 54 demo. Chris Hayes, Rachel Maddow, and Lawrence O’Donnell all took huge hits over last year. Hayes is down -27%, O’Donnell’s down -29%, and Maddow slid -19% in total viewers. The numbers were not much better in the 25-54 demo.

    The only silver lining were slight viewer increases for Martin Bashir, Chris Matthews, and “The Cycle.”

    In total day, MSNBC is now in fourth place, behind Fox News, CNN, and HLN.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/07/30/MSNBC-Drops-to-fourth-loses-12-percent-viewers

  185. Greta asks this guy what Obama should do. His first response is “Step down.” 🙂
    July 26, 2013
    Tea Party director: Obama ‘phony’ claim a ‘slap in the face’
    ‘Second Term Scandals – Phony?’: Richmond Tea Party leader says president is phony, not IRS and other scandals
    http://video.foxnews.com/v/2568397944001/

  186. I don’t really think it’s Hillary that they’re upset with. After obama took over GM and shut down so many auto dealerships, I doubt they would want to hear from any democrat.
    =======

    Auto dealers face backlash over Hillary Clinton

    The powerful National Automobile Dealers Association is facing a backlash over its choice of Hillary Rodham Clinton as the keynote speaker for its big annual convention.

    At least a dozen dealers are raising objections about the former secretary of state and possible 2016 Democratic presidential contender as the keynoter at the NADA convention in January. One dealer says he’s not only going to boycott the confab in New Orleans, but is canceling his membership, Automotive News reports.

    “When I see the announcement that the ‘Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton’ will be giving the keynote address, the hair on my back just sticks up,” the News quotes Jon Lind, general manager of a Ford-Lincoln dealership in Burlington, Colo., as saying.

    Not all auto dealers are Republicans. President Bill Clinton’s former chief of staff, Thomas “Mack” McClarty, is a top executive in an auto dealer group based in Arkansas. But it appears the 16,000-member NADA leans conservative when it comes to speaker choices.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/driveon/2013/07/30/hillary-clinton-backlash-auto-dealers/2598817/

  187. “Not all auto dealers are Republicans. President Bill Clinton’s former chief of staff, Thomas “Mack” McClarty, is a top executive in an auto dealer group based in Arkansas. But it appears the 16,000-member NADA leans conservative when it comes to speaker choices.”

    _________________

    I wonder if the fact that “NADA leans conservative” is the only issue. Possibly the male dominated organization “leans” sexist, as well.

  188. The battle over Obamacare is shaping up to be the Waterloo for the GOP establishment. The Republican Party of the 20th century has largely failed us. They have given in to the ineluctable self-perpetuating cycle of government. There are a number of 21st century conservatives waiting in the wings to pick up the shambles left behind by the failed party of the past. They will ignore us at their own risk.

    http://www.redstate.com/2013/07/30/why-we-always-lose-and-the-need-for-21st-century-conservatives/

  189. The debate within the Republican Party is on whether or not to defund Obamacare.

    It may be a losing strategy, but it is a battle that must be fought.

    The base of the party believes that Boehner and the rest of the RINOs are moral cowards.

    They believe that every time there is a fight, the RINOs cave.

    If they let caution dictate their actions then they will lose the base of the party.

    And that would be losing the war, as opposed to the battle.

    The public will not excuse them simply because this is a Democrat bill.

    If they talk themselves out of fighting this one, their base will vote with their feet.

    They just don’t get it. They really don’t.

    They have no future.

    Their party will go the way of the dinosaur, if they surrender on this one and immigration.

    Then they can get their hundred donars to contribute money.

    But their base will not turn out to vote.

    Their stupidity is beyond comprehension.

  190. I know a guy who worked for the now defunct less than truckload carrier Consolidated Freightways. It was the leading company in the industry at one time, and also owne Freightliner which is the largest manufacturer of trucks. He was a labor relations manager. His boss told him your job is to give away the company to the Teamsters as slowly as possible. And that was their strategy. The end game was never in doubt. Not surprisingly, they are gone now. But their strategy is not. It is the strategy of my friend John Boehner. Except in this case it is the country he is giving away to the Bolsheviks, rather than the Teamsters. And believe it or not there is a difference.

  191. Still4Hill reports that the real reason Hillary was in DC yesterday was to speak at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Her blog post links to a News Week story,
    _________________________________

    The REAL Reason Hillary Clinton Was In D.C. Yesterday
    July 30, 2013 by still4hill

    snip

    “Clinton came not to give a campaign speech, but to honor and be honored by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The public policy fellowship will now be named for her and the late Senator J. William Fulbright, so the 23 fellows going abroad this summer are officially known as “Fulbright-Clinton Fellows.”

  192. One of the things Rush said that rang true to me is that low information voters are the main audience for big media. I think that is demonstrably, and logically true. And here’s why: Higher information voters see through the bullshit the bullshit big media peddles, are frustrated when they give the administration a pass, and know when the media is taking a dive, like a phony boxer in who wants a cheap payday. By contrast, higher information voters watch FOX, to hear the stories that big media refuses to cover because they do not coincide with their narrative. And, the highest information voters read the blogs, and exchange ideas, rather than blindly accepting whatever big media says. In other words, they do their own thinking, whereas low information voters who rely on big media, do not.

  193. Huma is taking an extended vacation. That’s not really far enough away, but it’s a start.
    ===================

    Huma Abedin likely to be away from Hillary Clinton

    Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s transition office chief and the wife of embattled New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, is expected to take extended vacation time from her job with the former first lady in the coming days, sources told POLITICO.

    The move is not a leave of absence, two sources familiar with the move insisted, and it’s not precisely clear when she will depart for her vacation time from her day job.

    It was a loose plan she’d had for weeks, since Hillary Clinton has close to no schedule next month – the Clintons are expected to vacation in the monied East Hampton enclave on Long Island – and Abedin had been expected to take the final few weeks leading up to the mayoral primary to be with her husband.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/huma-abedin-hillary-clinton-94957.html#ixzz2acOMSFuu

  194. Weiner Spokeswoman Apologizes for ‘Slutbag’ Tirade Against Ex-Intern

    Anthony Weiner’s spokeswoman, Barbara Morgan, issued an apology tonight after a profanity-laced interview with Talking Points Memo, in which she described a former campaign intern as a fame hungry “bitch” and “slutbag” who “sucked” at her job.

    Ms. Morgan said that she believed the conversation, in which she also threatened to sue the young woman, was off the record.

    “In a moment of frustration, I used inappropriate language in what I thought was an off the record conversation,” Ms. Morgan said in a statement. “It was wrong and I am very sorry, which is what I said tonight when I called and emailed Olivia to apologize.”

    Read More @
    http://politicker.com/2013/07/weiner-spokeswoman-apologizes-for-slutbag-tirade-against-ex-intern/

  195. I would have thought a slutbag who sucked at her job would be a bonus for anyone around Weiner’s campaign but as we now know it is Weiners teams vile way of taking revenge on a woman who would not sit and be a “good little girl”.

    And worse of all its said by a woman, did they learn nothing of the crap Hillary and Sarah had to endure in 2008, a woman gets enough crap like that from men without other women joining in.

    She should be fired and no other self respecting woman candidate ever hire Barbara Morgan.

  196. 7/31/13. “…The actions of the IRS under your leadership have made clear to the committee that the agency has no intention of complying completely or promptly with the committee’s oversight efforts,” wrote committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. The letter also states that obstructing a congressional investigation “is a crime” and that the committee will be forced to use a “compulsory process” should the IRS continue to use its tactics….
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/31/house-panel-accuses-irs-werfel-stonewalling-probe/

    Wish House would make deal that consideration of pending immigration legislation would begin after IRS issue was settled. 🙁

  197. moononpluto
    July 31, 2013 at 7:30 am

    Would Oprah please just fuck off out to pasture somewhere please.
    ____________________

    I second that. I think this country has had just about all of Oprah’s “wisdom” it can stand.

  198. wbb, You’re right. Juan Williams made some very compelling points, and was spot on about Dyson and Sharpton.

  199. holdthemaccountable
    July 31, 2013 at 7:30 am

    7/31/13. “…The actions of the IRS under your leadership have made clear to the committee that the agency has no intention of complying completely or promptly with the committee’s oversight efforts,” wrote committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. The letter also states that obstructing a congressional investigation “is a crime” and that the committee will be forced to use a “compulsory process” should the IRS continue to use its tactics….
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/31/house-panel-accuses-irs-werfel-stonewalling-probe/

    Wish House would make deal that consideration of pending immigration legislation would begin after IRS issue was settled. 🙁
    ________________

    Eric Holder has repeatedly flipped congress off. Lois Lerner refused to provide the information requested – choosing instead to utilize the protection provided under the fifth amendment. IRS refuses to comply. NSA targets journalists, violates privacy. And, those violations represent just the tip of the iceberg.

    Has Obama has so undermined and disregarded this country’s constitution, that everyone in his government just feels entitled to violate the law? Legal and constitutional constraints just do not apply to individuals and agencies under his administration? And, when Obama and Holder disagreed with the outcome of a court hearing held under and according to the laws of the state of Florida, they incited race riots, demonstrating again, contempt for the rule of law and the system of justice.

    Why should we be surprised at the crime rate in this country, especially in the black community, when the president and his chief judicial officer, who have held themselves up as protectors of the civil rights of African Americans, demonstrate such blatant lack of respect and contempt for the constitution and the rule of law?

  200. freespirit: Has Obama has so undermined and disregarded this country’s constitution, that everyone in his government just feels entitled to violate the law?
    ———————
    Without a doubt and we need to say it more where we think we dare. He sets the tone.

    LongStoryShort. I worked in low position at mega corporation. Tons of cheating in my corner of the building. Evenually I found a way to signal the bad scene semi-anonymously. It took a few years but one day a number of people were walked to the door. Not the ones I knew, though … it was ones way up and at locations in a different state. wbboei says it every now and again. Its the head of the beast.

  201. moononpluto
    July 31, 2013 at 7:30 am

    Would Oprah please just fuck off out to pasture somewhere please.
    ____________________

    I second that. I think this country has had just about all of Oprah’s “wisdom” it can stand.
    _________________________________

    3.4.and 6. 🙂

  202. Obama is getting two key Doofus Twins out of his hair, and ours.
    WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) — President Obama asked two key Republican senators to tell Egyptian military leaders in person their country must quickly shift to democracy, one senator said
    http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/07/31/McCain-Graham-to-go-to-Egypt-at-Obamas-request/UPI-29381375254000/

    And maybe on return, they’ll do the same for us.

    One Rep, (Barletta) emailed his donors yesterday to express disgust that OFA operatives would be occupying his district in August, taking away from time he’d normally spend with his constituents.

    There really ought to be a law about that.

  203. Behind on the posts, but just checking Drudge and I see the GOP Hillary haters are cranking things up…photo of Hillary in her thick black glasses, and this fu@king headline:

    MOVE OVER WEINER: Lewinsky sex recording to Bill surfaces…

    It’s drag the big dawg though the mud and stab Hillary in the heart, again……

    A-holes!

  204. Great, probably Big Pink takes up some space on NSA’s snooping hard drives… (sorry if already posted)

    XKeyscore: NSA tool collects ‘nearly everything a user does on the internet’

    A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts to search with no prior authorization through vast databases containing emails, online chats and the browsing histories of millions of individuals, according to documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

    The NSA boasts in training materials that the program, called XKeyscore, is its “widest-reaching” system for developing intelligence from the internet.

    The latest revelations will add to the intense public and congressional debate around the extent of NSA surveillance programs. They come as senior intelligence officials testify to the Senate judiciary committee on Wednesday, releasing classified documents in response to the Guardian’s earlier stories on bulk collection of phone records and Fisa surveillance court oversight.

    The files shed light on one of Snowden’s most controversial statements, made in his first video interview published by the Guardian on June 10.

    “I, sitting at my desk,” said Snowden, could “wiretap anyone, from you or your accountant, to a federal judge or even the president, if I had a personal email”.

    US officials vehemently denied this specific claim. Mike Rogers, the Republican chairman of the House intelligence committee, said of Snowden’s assertion: “He’s lying. It’s impossible for him to do what he was saying he could do.”

    But training materials for XKeyscore detail how analysts can use it and other systems to mine enormous agency databases by filling in a simple on-screen form giving only a broad justification for the search. The request is not reviewed by a court or any NSA personnel before it is processed.

    XKeyscore, the documents boast, is the NSA’s “widest reaching” system developing intelligence from computer networks – what the agency calls Digital Network Intelligence (DNI). One presentation claims the program covers “nearly everything a typical user does on the internet”, including the content of emails, websites visited and searches, as well as their metadata.

    Analysts can also use XKeyscore and other NSA systems to obtain ongoing “real-time” interception of an individual’s internet activity.

    Under US law, the NSA is required to obtain an individualized Fisa warrant only if the target of their surveillance is a ‘US person’, though no such warrant is required for intercepting the communications of Americans with foreign targets. But XKeyscore provides the technological capability, if not the legal authority, to target even US persons for extensive electronic surveillance without a warrant provided that some identifying information, such as their email or IP address, is known to the analyst.

    (more)

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jul/31/nsa-top-secret-program-online-data

  205. McCain and Graham are poodle dogs for Obama.

    My unsolicited advice to the Egytian military is ignore them. They do not know what they are doing. These are the same people who supported the invasion of Iraq, Arab spring, al Qaeda, and Muslim extremism.

    They are not on your side.

    They are not on the American People.

    They are not on the side of humanity.

    Tell them don’t tell us how to run Egypt, and we will not tell you how to run the United States.

  206. Shadowfax
    July 31, 2013 at 12:37 pm
    —————–
    Shadow, it does not matter. These people are almost as incompetent as Obama. They could not pour piss out of a boot if it had the instructions on the bottom side.

  207. Wbb 😉

    Incompetent, check.

    I just HATE the people that use Bill’s affair to attack and hurt Hillary.

    Only D’bags would publicly attack a wife that was cheated on by her husband.

  208. “And maybe on return, they’ll do the same for us.”

    _______________________

    Good one, holdthemaccountable.

  209. Shadowfax

    “I just HATE the people that use Bill’s affair to attack and hurt Hillary.

    Only D’bags would publicly attack a wife that was cheated on by her husband.”
    __________________

    Exactly!

    These A-holes engage in such sleazy attacks because – it’s easy, because they hate the fact that Clinton’s administrations were successful, and because they have little else to blast her with. If they have a relevant, rational case to make against Hillary, let them do it, and put their money where their potty-mouths are. They won’t because they don’t.

  210. Shadowfax
    July 31, 2013 at 2:01 pm
    ___________________________________

    I agree about Hillary Shadow.
    It is always the innocent that suffers the most. 🙁

  211. To America: A Letter from the Mainstream Media
    Dear Mr.& Mrs. America,

    We in the mainstream media complex would respectfully inform you that we will retreat from tradition and will not be doing our usual yearly whooping it up in celebration the anniversary of the final days of Watergate and the House Judiciary Committee’s approval and sending to the whole House of Representatives three articles of impeachment against President Richard M. Nixon.

    The reason we in the vaulted media are dialing back an episode that confirmed our place as the fourth estate and an indispensable player in governing this country is that some feel the charges the Democrats lodged against Richard Nixon are just too damn close to how our great leader (that we helped you choose thank you) President Barack Obama and his White House does business.

    Democrats once charged the president with using his office to personally, and through his staff delay, impede and obstruct the investigation into wrong doing. His staff were accused of giving false or misleading statements in congressional and judicial testimony and to investigators.

    http://suckersonparade.blogspot.com/2013/07/to-america-letter-from-mainstream-media.html

  212. What if Barry can’t lead? 🙂
    Two New York Times reporters recently posited for President Obama this grim scenario: Low growth, high unemployment, and growing income inequality become “the new normal” in the nation he leads. “Do you worry,” the journalists asked him, “that that could end up being your legacy simply because of the obstruction … and the gridlock that doesn’t seem to end?”

    Obama’s reply was telling. “I think if I’m arguing for entirely different policies and Congress ends up pursuing policies that I think don’t make sense and we get a bad result,” he said, “it’s hard to argue that’d be my legacy.”

    Actually, it’s hard to argue that it wouldn’t be his legacy. History judges U.S. presidents based upon what they did and did not accomplish. The obstinacy of their rivals and the severity of their circumstances is little mitigation. Great presidents overcome great hurdles.

    In Obama’s case, the modern GOP is an obstructionist, rudderless party often held hostage by extremists. So … get over it. His response to The New York Times is another illustration that Obama and his liberal allies have a limited—and limiting—definition of presidential leadership.

    I call it the White Flag Syndrome.

    http://www.nationaljournal.com/politics/what-if-obama-can-t-lead-20130731?mrefid=mostViewed

  213. TheRock
    July 31, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    A nice little piece at a really good blog about the recent vote on the NSA surveillance program in the House…..

    http://tominpaine.blogspot.com/2013/07/83-disgraceful-democrats.html


    Thanks for that link that led to the voting in each state.

    For once, I am proud of the Dems in CA that mainly voted to get rid of the surveillance:

    Nasty and Issa both voted to keep it. AHoles!!

    –> 29 Dems and only 4 Repubs, voted to get rid of it

    –> 12 Dems and a boat load of Repubs voted to keep snoopin’ on us

  214. We need a new thread and words of wisdom from Admin.

    This T1 line can barely load this heavy page.

  215. It’s Obama’s economy, his domestic policies, his appointments, his executive orders, his not so “phony” scandals, his Democratic senate and house for two years, his foreign policy, his race baiting, and his demonizing of opponents that have put us in this profound mess. 😡

  216. This Lewinsky Tape, i wont even dignify but considering it is her only on the tape spouting her dirty bits then what the hell has it got to do with Bill, anyone could make that sort of tape and put it out, it does not have Bill’s voice on it at all. I think its one of the ones she would make, it sounds like pure entrapment and can prove nothing.

  217. This Lewinsky Tape

    ——
    Monika is always looking for an easy buck and she will stoop to any level to stay in the picture with Bill.

    Saving the blue dress for what? – Either for blackmail or was she planning to dilute the spot, turkey-baster and hope for a little Jr.?

    …this was an article posted last year:

    The new tell-all book that Monica Lewinsky is currently writing will reportedly share more details on the abortion she had of the baby she says she conceived during the time in which she had an affair with President Bill Clinton….

    When Lewinsky first admitted the abortion in conjunction with the 1999 book [Monica’s Story], the BBC reported on it and provided more details:

    http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/abbott/120925

    D.I.S.G.U.S.T.I.N.G.

  218. Interesting comments from one of the few in the Senate who represent the American People, and is willing to do what is right. This morning I heard this talk from a Republican pundit that the Party has an excellent chance to win the Senate, but will find a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Personally, I put their chances of winning the Senate at about zero percent. I put their chances of being out of business in 10 years at about 80%. The base of the Democrat Party is united by common claims for entitlements and big government. The base of the Republican party is ideological. The leadership has no ideological core. And that plus cowardice will prove to be their undoing.
    —————————-

    Decker: The 2012 election was terrible for the GOP, which now has lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential contests. Is this losing streak a problem of style, substance, or both? What do conservatives need to do to start winning national elections again?

    Cruz: In my view, Republicans lost in 2012 and 2008 because they tried not to lose and painted not with bold colors but pale pastels. I think we do best when we present a clear contrast with the Democrats: “First you win the argument, then you win the vote,” as Margaret Thatcher used to say.

    I think the biggest reason Republicans lost last November was two words: “Forty-seven percent.” I don’t mean that to criticize Mitt Romney, who is a good man who waged an honorable campaign. But that idea – that Republicans represent the views and interests of those who have already made it, rather than the interests of those at the bottom, striving to make it – is profoundly inconsistent with what we, as conservatives, believe. And that message was deadly for a political party in a nation struggling with slow economic growth, high unemployment, and a lot of recently lost household wealth. That’s why, for a long time, I’ve advocated what I call “opportunity conservatism.” Every domestic policy that we think about or talk about should focus like a laser on opportunity – on easing the means of ascent up the economic ladder. We should look with a Rawlsian lens at how every policy impacts the most vulnerable among us, on how it impacts those struggling to achieve the American Dream.

    The sad truth of the Obama economy is that those who have been hurt the most are the most vulnerable: young people, Hispanics, African-Americans, single moms. Under President Obama, Hispanic unemployment climbed to nearly 10%; African-American unemployment to nearly 14%; and youth (age 16-19) unemployment to over 25%. Notably, the rich do just fine with big government. Indeed, income inequality has increased under President Obama. From June 2009 through 2011, the average income of the top 1% grew in real terms by 11.2%; the bottom 99% saw their incomes shrink by 0.4%. When you hammer small businesses with more and more taxes and regulations, the people who are hurt – those who are laid off, or whose hours are forcibly reduced to 29 hours a week – are those just beginning to climb the economic ladder.

    The American free-market system has been the greatest engine for prosperity and opportunity that the world has ever seen. And I believe Republicans should have two words tattooed on our hands: growth and opportunity. Every policy we advocate should focus directly on improving those two priorities. For economic growth, we know what works: low taxes, less regulation, sound money and free trade. Those are the four pillars of sustainable, strong economic growth. We’ve seen this formula work – in the Roaring ‘20s, the Go-Go ‘60s, the 1980s and ‘90s. Every major recession relates to getting policy wrong on one or more of these pillars.

    Our era’s malaise ties into this: tax increases; tremendous new regulations from Obamacare and other agencies; a dollar that soars one year and plummets the next. These are all factors that reduce investment returns, distort decision-making, or otherwise reduce the nation’s capacity for robust growth. Restoring economic growth should be every elected official’s top priority, and it should be a bipartisan objective. Democrats and Republicans should be able to work together on tax reform and regulatory reform to restore growth, to make it easier for small businesses to get started and grow, and to maximize the opportunity everyone has to achieve the American Dream.

    Decker: What is your biggest surprise since coming to the Senate?

    Cruz: My biggest surprise has been the defeatism among some Republicans here. There was such a strong sense of confusion about November’s loss, and many believed we had to retrench and there was no way to stop the president and Democrats from running the table.

    In my view, even in the Senate minority, Republicans can do three things. First, we can stop bad bills. And there is no shortage of those. Much of President Obama’s legislative agenda would hurt economic growth, stifle opportunity and diminish our constitutional liberties. Whether it is Obamacare, cap and trade, his anti-gun agenda to restrict the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens, or the Gang of 8 immigration bill that would not fix immigration but only exacerbate the problem – conservatives have played leading roles trying to prevent their passage. And stopping bad laws is meaningful.

    Second, we have moments of leverage small and large where we can make good things happen. One example was Rand Paul’s historic filibuster on the Senate floor to force the Obama administration to make a critical concession: that the Constitution prohibits the killing of an American citizen by drone within the United States, unless he presents an imminent threat. While that was a simple issue, I think it was telling that the Obama administration took so long to answer it. I was privileged to give my first speech on the Senate floor in support of Sen. Paul.

    Another place where we have leverage is on the Debt Ceiling. Generally, raising the Debt Ceiling requires 60 votes, which means in the 54-46 Senate, Republicans must at least be consulted in order for it to pass. Thus, the Debt Ceiling presents a moment when we can potentially force some positive reforms that otherwise aren’t on the table. Unsurprisingly, the majority party wants to evade compromise by using a process called reconciliation that would enable it to raise the Debt Ceiling with just 51 votes. I have been proud to block this maneuver, along with Sens. Lee, Rubio and Paul, to ensure we keep leverage and achieve some positive change.

    And third, we can work to win the argument – to make the case to the American people that we must return to free-market principles and the Constitution, and that doing so will restore growth and expand opportunity for every American.

    Decker: Speaking of that, some critics – including many on the right – say Republicans can’t win the Obamacare defunding fight and it could cost the party seats in the next election. What’s your view?

    Cruz: There is no greater threat to the economy, to jobs, and to our prosperity than Obamacare. The Constitution gives Congress the power of the purse, the most important check we have on an overreaching executive. President Obama just acknowledged the wheels are coming off Obamacare by delaying implementation of the employer mandate, granting a waiver for large corporations. My view is Republicans should stand up for the people and stop the rest of Obamacare before it is too late.

    We can get there in September if we have 218 votes in the House or 41 votes in the Senate on the continuing resolution that funds the entire federal government. We should fund the entire government except Obamacare. This will lead to an impasse, with the president insisting that unless Obamacare is allowed to take effect, he will shut down the government. We should welcome this debate. Obamacare is unpopular, and the more people hear, the less they like it. We can win, but it will require a huge communications effort to make the case.

    The question I ask my colleagues is, if not now, when? And if not this fight, what?

    Contrary to the conventional wisdom, I think Republicans win when we stand for clear principles and draw strong contrasts with the other party. If we make clear that Republicans are fighting for jobs and to protect high-quality health care against Democrats wedded to an ideological dream of government-controlled healthcare, I think we will win. But the only way this happens is if a massive grassroots army makes its voice heard, and demands of our elected officials that they stand up and fight. I think “We the People” should hold every politician – including me – accountable, and that’s how we can win fights that are otherwise impossible. So I am going to spend the August recess and all of September making that case. And, if your readers agree, you should call your senators and representatives today, and sign the national petition at http://www.dontfundit.com.
    – See more at: http://rare.us/story/interview-with-sen-ted-cruz-republican-defeatism-surprises-me/#sthash.mFBUjsIt.dpuf

  219. For the sake of full disclosure, I am a Cruz contributor. He is the only one I contribute money to at this point.

  220. This McCain is squirely.

    Shades of Carter.

    I mean half in and half out.

    There is a lot of chatter now, that he should do the honorable thing and retire.

    Some big names are saying that now.

    He is willing to make any deal just to say he made a deal.

    And he takes nasty boorish shots at young senators who stand on principle.

    Sometimes, a bad deal is worse than no deal at all.

    One of the questions any negotiator asks is what is the best alternative to a negotiated settlement.

    Any settlement offer which is worse than that best alternative should be rejected a priori.

    This past week McCain slithered around like a snake on its belly and cut a debt ceiling deal with Obama.

    I heard that on Red State coffee and markets.

    And now, he and his Light in the Loafers Lindsay (hereinafter LLL) are off to Egypt at the direction of Bambi to confront the Egyptian leadership who deposed Obama’s beloved Morsi (Muslim Brotherhood). No sale, I hope. Let them get their jets from Putin, if they need them.

    Frankly, I do not care any more. We do not need to look abroad for enemies. The enemy of the American People is not only within, but in power. And the RINOS are his junior partner, which is why that party’s days are numbered.

    The young idealistic ones will leave the party, and the base will follow. Then the RINOS can follow their demographic destiny, recruit billions of hispanic illegals and washington dc insiders, since in the view of the establishment, those are the only votes that matter.

    The epitaph will read our only mistake was taking the base for granted, and ignoring the warning signals that they were fed up with the establishment and saw no future need to support them.

  221. Honestly, this McCain has taken leave of his senses. Every day he takes gratuitous shots at either Cruz, or Lee, or Paul. McCain thinks he is the leader of the party, the elder statesman. He has a low boiling point, and loses it more often these days. I suspect that he could be provoked into declaring that he is Napoleon. When he goes to Egypt, he should meet with the remains of King Tut, rather than bothering the new leadership. He and Tut are about the same age, and have roughly the same mental acuity.

  222. Shadowfax
    July 31, 2013 at 6:25 pm
    ———————
    As long as there’s nobody under legal age, we are fine. This kind of stuff has already been factored into the stock price. The troublesome issue remains Benghazi. However, the public does not appear to care about that issue, any more than they care about anything else. Which is good in this instance, but bad in general. When Truman canned the American Caesar, the imperious Dug out Doug–a reference to his personal retreat from Correggio on a PT boat during WWII–he was not particularly liked by soldiers, sailors or marines, Truman made some remark about the common sense of the American People. Flash forward eighty years, and we find half of the country loves Obama, and hates his policies, are so stupid that they cannot connect the dots. The wisdom of the past survives only in pockets of the population at large, as it did when Rome fell and classical learning retreated into the monasteries.

  223. Very interesting, how close we came to world war 3 on March 4th 1983.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2382211/Queens-World-War-3-speech-Found-archives-dress-rehearsal-disaster.html?ico=news^headlines

    A Nato military exercise codenamed Able Archer nearly led to actual war when the Soviet Union became convinced it was a genuine attack.

    The Queen’s words were imagined to be broadcast at noon on Friday, March 4, 1983.

    In the exercise, Orange (the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact allies) launch a chemical weapons attack on Britain. The Blue forces (Nato) respond with a ‘limited yield’ nuclear strike forcing the Orange bloc to offer peace.

    The civil servants even thought up what the Prime Minister would say. A participant writes a speech for Margaret Thatcher saying: ‘We wanted peace and strove to achieve it.

    ‘We are the victims of an unprovoked attack and, with our allies, we will fight back.’

    The words are full of warmth, hope and comfort. But fortunately for history, the Queen never had to say them.

    Deep in the corridors of Whitehall at the height of the Cold War civil servants prepared a speech for the monarch to deliver at the outbreak of World War Three between a nuclear-armed Soviet Union and the West.

    In a chilling depiction of a world on the brink of nuclear destruction, she denounces the ‘deadly power of abused technology’ – and refers to her ‘beloved son Andrew’ on the frontline. However, she rallies her country behind her, declaring in the planned broadcast: ‘Whatever terrors lie in wait for us all the qualities that have helped to keep our freedom intact twice already during this sad century will once more be our strength.’

    ………………………

    Fascinating piece of history.

  224. Interesting….so was there a deal then? Is this why Biden is hardly about…..

    The Nuclear Option: Ungrateful Obama Paints Pathetic Picture of Vice President Biden

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/07/31/The-Nuclear-Option

    WASHINGTON — Perhaps in this brave new era where nobody is a traitor anymore, it’s not such a big deal how badly President Obama is screwing over his vice president.

    But it is fairly extraordinary considering how much Obama owes his presidency to Joe Biden.

    Obama picked Biden for his unmatched foreign policy expertise to offset his own haunting lack of foreign policy experience. Biden was the seasoned steady hand on the wheel during the campaign. Probably no one ever in the history of the universe has had more experience campaigning for president than Joe Biden.

    Without the avuncular, “aw shucks,” back-slapping, truth-speaking pol on the ticket, who knows if Obama could have won Ohio, Florida, Indiana, Virginia, or North Carolina?

    So what does Obama do now that he has wrung every last drop of personal use out of old Joe Biden? He dumps him and endorses his most tenacious mortal enemy from the campaign, Hillary Clinton.

    But, you say, President Obama has not officially endorsed anyone yet for 2016. Perhaps not using mere words. But in terms of imagery–the only language this White House speaks–the president most certainly has endorsed Hillary Clinton.

    The picture posted this week on the official White House photo page says it all. Obama and Clinton sitting at a picnic table for a private lunch in the bushes–just one-on-one. Both are relaxed and laughing. Obama is demurring, looking down. Clinton is dominating confidently, gazing directly at Obama with a pleasant smile on her face.

    The White House message is clear: this is a woman who is so capable, so in charge and so likable, she might even be a better president than the current one.

    So where is Biden? Virtually nowhere, at least if you are looking for him in pictures on the White House’s official photo stream.

    Sure, in the early years, Biden made it into plenty of official pictures, especially when Obama still needed him for re-election. But now? They are not even faking it.

    In a review of more than 100 of the most recently posted official pictures, Biden cannot be found but four or five times. One was just posted Tuesday, the first picture of Biden to make the feed since June 13.

    Otherwise, there is a near total absence of Biden from the official photos chronicling this administration. Big meeting of top officials in the Oval Office? No Biden. High-level scary meeting with everybody down in the Situation Room looking serious? No Biden. It is like they waited for him to run to the can to snap the picture.

    You see pictures of Obama with Republicans like John McCain, Chris Christie, and even George W. Bush but hardly any with Biden.

    It is not just Biden’s absence from the photo feed. It is also the pictures of him the White House does choose to include.

    He is usually photographed with children, in large groups where he is unavoidable, or in some kind of unflattering light.

    And when they do throw the old man a bone, it often comes at some price to his dignity, such as the picture they posted of Biden in a big boy meeting with Obama and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. But the picture is far from flattering: Obama and Clapper are blurred, while the focal point of the picture is Biden’s gnarled hand clasping a cup of coffee. It looks like an ad for an arthritis treatment.

    In another picture where the White House is hosting illegal alien students looking for amnesty, all you see of Biden is his bald spot.

    One picture captures the old man from behind sitting outside on the porch steps overlooking the Rose Garden, looking lost. A woman sits beside him as if trying to ask where he belongs.

    Just as with the picture of Hillary Clinton, the message here is clear, too: Biden is old, doddering, lost, out-of-touch, and should not be president.

    If this is how Obama treats the elderly people he knows personally, just imagine what he plans to do to older Americans under Obamacare. All Sarah Palin’s talk of death panels sound more and more possible with every passing White House photo.

  225. Should New York Times reporter James Risen go to jail? That’s a real possibility, now that the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that he must testify against a probable source in the trial of a former CIA agent accused of leaking classified documents to the media:

    This is not good news for Risen, nor is it good news to the Washington press corps, as slavishly sycophantic a group of “journalists” as has ever gathered in the nation’s capital to drink wine and break bread with their friends on the other side of the aisle, politicians. (snip)

    The administration’s palpable lust to go after him, and Fox News’s James Rosen, and the Associated Press, et al., sends an unmistakable message: displease the Emperor Hussein at your own risk. A man who’s been pampered and coddled all his life, told he is the Second Coming — hell, a guy who graduated from Punahou, the elite prep school serving the white aristocracy of a brown island chain (and the only high school in Hawaii where young Barry was guaranteed not to blend right in) – is not about to accept petty constitutional restrictions on his freedom of action; the presidency (as Lincoln and Wilson and FDR taught us) is what you make of it, and no office in the American system of government rewards Nietzsche’s Will to Power more than the Oval Office.

    What will become of the Emperor Hussein’s collision with Thomas Jefferson and the rest of the Founders, however, remains to be seen. Those of us on the right continue to have faith in the Framers’ vision of a country of yeomen Citizens, moderated but otherwise unshackled by a distant federal government in the swamp along the banks of the Potomac, “regulated” in the sense of “made regular,” not “controlled”; were it left to us, everything not enumerated in the Constitution to the feds would be forbidden, the people and the states would be restored to their Ninth and Tenth Amendment sovereignty, and life would go on much the same as it did prior to the rise of Regressivism during the Wilson administration and the arrival of the communist Frankfurt School before we rescued it from Nazi Germany and transplanted its intellectual pretension and moral evil to Columbia University. And that most definitely includes the civil rights movement, utterly constitutional, morally correct, and emphatically supported by the original anti-slavery party, the GOP.

    But whether, at this point, there are enough of us remains to be seen; most Americans in flyover country aren’t obsessed with politics the way their blue-state brethren are, and don’t make politics their life’s work. They’re the Makers, not the Takers, and it never occurs to them that a sizable part of the country, perhaps now a majority, from the president on down, is devoted to plundering the productive class. That’s the real meaning of “fundamental transformation,” and if Barack Obama succeeds in effecting it, he’ll go down in history as the most successful president in American history. And also the last.

    Think about that.

    http://pjmedia.com/michaelwalsh/2013/07/31/james-risen-and-emperor-hussein/

  226. A sobering day. I’ll be gone most of it, but wanted to share something about what it is like to be immediate family of G. Zimmerman.
    George Zimmerman’s brother Robert said that his family have [sic] to deal with rumors about his whereabouts every day.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2382127/The-moment-George-Zimmerman-pulled-cops-Texas-speeding-Sunday–told-GUN-going-particular.html

    And how do we know this is not an Obama plant? The only thing I’ve come across which comes close to questioning the basic premise is the brother’s quote above. Everyone is reporting as if there is only one GZ and this guy was he/him.[I forget the rule here and anyway it has probably changed to make it easier for Latinos to deal with. Do you remember what age you were when you knew for sure how to spell chief? Sad to say it was spelled cheif on a tv crawl a day or so ago.]

  227. OBAMA THREATENS: Race Relations “May Get Worse” if He Does Not Get His Way

    Obama threatened the GOP this week that “racial tensions may get worse” if he does not get his way with the economy.
    The White House Dossier reported:

    President Obama said that if economic prescriptions of the type he supports to increase economic growth and reduce “income inequality” are not adopted, then race relations in the United State may deteriorate further.

    “If we don’t do anything, then growth will be slower than it should be. Unemployment will not go down as fast as it should. Income inequality will continue to rise,” Obama said in an interview published Sunday by the New York Times. “Racial tensions won’t get better; they may get worse, because people will feel as if they’ve got to compete with some other group to get scraps from a shrinking pot. If the economy is growing, everybody feels invested, ” he said.

    With each passing day, Barack Obama looks more and more like a tinpot dictator.

    More… Glenn Reynolds adds: WELL, I SAID A WHILE BACK THAT THE WORSE HE DID AS PRESIDENT, THE BLACKER HE’D DECIDE TO BE.

    Read More….
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/07/obama-threatens-gop-race-relations-may-get-worse-if-he-does-not-get-his-way/

  228. THIS is how you overthrow dictatorships. Ask the Egyptians.
    ================================

    Mark Levin urges his 8.5 million listeners to call a ‘We the People’ convention to stop Obama

    Mark Levin, who hosts one of America’s top radio talk shows and is considered by supporters to be the people’s pundit on the Constitution, is rallying his 8.5 million-strong audience to demand an historic convention of state governments to halt the “oppressive power” of the federal government.

    The author of two New York Times bestsellers on the threats to the Constitution, Levin hopes his latest, “The Liberty Amendments,” out mid-August, will spark the state lawmakers to tap a rarely used Constitutional provision to institute measures that would brake President Obama’s use of executive orders, bar thousand-page laws and collar inventive judges.

    Levin’s proposal for a grassroots, “We the People” effort focusing on state legislatures is especially appealing to Tea Party members and conservatives riled at Obamacare, snooping scandals and immigration reform. One Tea Party insider said the new book has the potential to reignite the movement.

    He is likely to have a big impact. The reason: While Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity have bigger audiences, Levin’s is extremely loyal, especially within the Tea Party movement. They helped make his book, “Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto,” a mega seller at 1.3 million sold.

    For Levin, who is also a lawyer and conservative legal activist through his Landmark Legal Foundation, the idea of a convention of the states to control Washington’s “ruling class” is actually an explicit constitutional option, not a radical idea, established in Article V. He writes that the framers feared the federal government might become oppressive and they provided future generations with a way out. The amendment process enables two-thirds of the state legislatures to convene a convention for the purpose of amending the Constitution, and then requires three-fourths to approve the proposals before they become the law of the land.

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/mark-levin-urges-his-8.5-million-listeners-to-call-a-we-the-people-convention-to-stop-obama/article/2533700

  229. McConnell has a challenger/

    He has a rags to riches story to tell.

    We shall see whether McConnell’s treachery and money can knock him off.

    For the good of all concerned, I sincerely hope so.
    ——————————-

    My name is Matt Bevin and I’m running against Mitch McConnell.

    I’m tired of seeing McConnell talk a big conservative game, but then constantly work to undermine conservatives when it really counts. Especially in the face of Barack Obama and Harry Reid’s relentless efforts to push our country even further to the left.

    Every time conservatives need him to stand strong, Mitch McConnell caves like the establishment puppet he is.

    McConnell says he’s against Obamacare…but this year he voted to fund Obamacare.
    McConnell says he’s a fiscal conservative but in 2010 McConnell sponsored 60 earmarks worth $113.3 billion. And he still brags about his support for the $700 billion TARP bailout of Wall Street.

    I know you are as fed up with McConnell’s empty promises and cheap talk as I am, so I am asking you to stand with me as we defeat Mitch McConnell. We need real fighters and real conservatives. McConnell is neither a fighter nor a conservative. I am both.

    Now is time to defeat Mitch McConnell, but I need your help. Please sign up to support my campaign and make an urgent donation today!

    Matt Bevin

  230. Masterful Analysis . . . . especially this part:

    “Giving the Government carte blanche to collect so-called “meta data” on everyone needs to be stopped. (snip) It opens the door for tyranny and, when you get the likes of a clown like Barack Obama, the potential for abuse grows. I am strongly with Rand Paul on this issue. I will never support aspiring thugs like Chris Christie. I regret ever supporting John McCain. We need a political party that understands the meaning of the Constitution, especially the Bill of Rights, and is committed to defending those rights against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”
    ————————————————————-

    Putin to Obama–You’re a Weenie
    By Larry Johnson on August 1, 2013 at 11:06 AM in Current Affairs

    Despite threats, pleadings, tough talk and posturing worthy of a Madonna “Voguing” video, Barack Obama got served today by Russia’s leader, Vladimir Putin. Putin gave fugitive NSA leaker, Eddie Snowden, walking papers. And Snowden, without wasting a minute, strolled out of his refuge in no man’s land at the Moscow International Airport and into something approaching normal life in Russia.

    What a pathetic show by the Obama Administration. They were inept and bombastic. Early on Obama and his team of mental midgets squandered their political capital by making public demands that any Russian expert would know were non-starters. Weakness, impotence are now the catch phrases that best describe the reality of the Obama Administration and its policies.

    On the Snowden front, Obama and the National Security bureaucracy are exaggerating the damage done. I can show you very simply that Obama’s claims about the harm done by Snowden is a crock of festering feces. Two words–Tamerlane Tsarnaev.

    We have been told repeatedly that the meta data collected by the NSA has “prevented 50 terrorist attacks.” I seriously doubt that. What we do know for a fact is that Tamerlane Tsarnaev had been identified to us by the Russians as someone with ties to terrorists. You would think that would be sufficient to flag him as a person of interest and enable the electronic vacuum sweeper that is NSA to go after him. What happened? If they tried to collect but got nothing, that immediately tells us how ineffective the program actually is.

    There are only two other logical alternatives–they actually ran the data and got good information but ignored it. We have neither seen nor heard any evidence to suggest that was the case. Another possibility–nobody did anything.

    Giving the Government carte blanche to collect so-called “meta data” on everyone needs to be stopped. Even without the new authorities in the Patriot Act, we have enough power in law enforcement to start gathering information on the likes of Tsarnaev. There was probable cause. But that ball was dropped.

    I opposed giving this kind of power to Bush and Cheney. Because it opens the door for tyranny and, when you get the likes of a clown like Barack Obama, the potential for abuse grows. I am strongly with Rand Paul on this issue. I will never support aspiring thugs like Chris Christie. I regret ever supporting John McCain. We need a political party that understands the meaning of the Constitution, especially the Bill of Rights, and is committed to defending those rights against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

    http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/76184/putin-to-obama-youre-a-weenie/#more-76184

  231. Administrator, we hope you are on a fantastic vacation and having a wonderful time, however, that does not mean that we don’t miss you a great deal. Selfishly, we want to see you back with a new article immediately!! We miss your wise insight.

  232. Liberty’s backlash — why we should be grateful to Edward Snowden

    Judge Napolitano

    Last week, Justin Amash, the two-term libertarian Republican congressman from Michigan, joined with John Conyers, the 25-term liberal Democratic congressman from the same state, to offer an amendment to legislation funding the National Security Agency (NSA). If enacted, the Amash-Conyers amendment would have forced the government’s domestic spies when seeking search warrants to capture Americans’ phone calls, texts and emails first to identify their targets and produce evidence of their terror-related activities before a judge may issue a warrant. The support they garnered had a surprising result that stunned the Washington establishment.

    It almost passed.

    The final vote, in which the Amash-Conyers amendment was defeated by 205 to 217, was delayed for a few hours by the House Republican leadership, which opposed the measure. The Republican leadership team, in conjunction with President Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, needed more time for arm-twisting so as to avoid a humiliating loss.

    But the House rank-and-file did succeed in sending a message to the big-government types in both parties: Nearly half of the House of Representatives has had enough of government spying and then lying about it, and understands that spying on every American simply cannot withstand minimal legal scrutiny or basic constitutional analysis.

    The president is deeply into this and no doubt wishes he wasn’t. He now says he welcomed the debate in the House on whether his spies can have all they want from us or whether they are subject to constitutional requirements for their warrants. Surely he knows that the Supreme Court has ruled consistently since the time of the Civil War that the government is always subject to the Constitution, wherever it goes and whatever it does.

    As basic as that sounds, it is not a universally held belief among the power elites. Gen. James Clapper, the current boss of all domestic spies, obviously lied when he testified under oath to a Senate committee recently that the government was not accumulating massive amounts of data about tens or hundreds of millions of Americans.

    Gen. Keith Alexander, the head of the NSA, materially misled a House committee when he was asked under oath whether the NSA has the “ability” to listen to phone calls and he stated it lacks the “authority” to do so. Right off the bat, we can see that these senior spies do not feel bound by the laws prohibiting perjury and the misleading of Congress.

    Congress itself has legislatively attempted to amend the Constitution, knowing that the supreme law of the land can only be amended by three-quarters of the states. The Constitution requires probable cause of criminal activity to be presented to a judge as a precondition of the judge issuing a search warrant. It also requires that the warrant particularly describe the place to be searched or the person or thing to be seized.

    Yet, Congress told the secret FISA court that it can avoid the Constitution and issue a warrant to any spy looking for the phone calls and electronic communications of anyone in America, without probable cause, without naming the persons whose records are sought and without describing the place to be searched. Secrecy-smitten judges, whose clerks are NSA agents and who are not permitted to keep copies of their own rulings, have gone along with this.

    Obama, who did not want a national debate on all this before Edward Snowden blew the whistle on it, has backed off of his earlier claims that the feds are not reading emails or listening to phone calls.

    He has done this, no doubt, in light of unrefuted statements by Snowden and other NSA whistleblowers to the effect that federal spies can, with the press of a computer key, read emails and hear phone calls.

    Only after the Snowden revelations did Obama welcome the “debate” in the House. That debate, in which more than half of his own party rejected his spying, lasted precisely 24 minutes.

    How can a deliberative body of 434 current members debate an issue as monumental as whether the government is bound by the Constitution when it seeks out terrorists in just 24 minutes?

    Apparently, the House Republican leadership that established the absurd 24-minute rule feared a serious and meaningful public discussion in which its authoritarian impulses would need to confront the Constitution its members swore to uphold. In that 24-minute time span, millions — millions — of Americans’ phone calls and emails were swept into the NSA’s supercomputers in defiance of the Constitution.

    There is a political wildfire burning in the land, and we should all be grateful to Snowden for igniting it. The fire eventually will consume the political derelictions of those who have abandoned their oaths to uphold the Constitution so they can sound tough back home.

    The Amash-Conyers amendment would have required the feds to tell the court the name of the person whose communications they seek and the evidence they have against that person — just as the Constitution requires. And it would have prohibited the NSA dragnets the Constitution obviously was written to prevent.

    Instead we have the almost unimaginable prospect and the nearly unthinkable reality of the feds claiming that they can legally put every person in America under their privacy-invading scrutiny in order to catch a few dozen evil ones — most of whom were entrapped by the FBI in the first place and never posed a serious danger to the public or the nation.

    Would we all be safer if the feds could knock down any door they wished and arrest any person they chose? Who would want to live in such a society? What value is the Constitution if those in whose hands we have reposed it for safekeeping are afraid to do so?

    I expect that the Amash-Conyers amendment will be back on the floor of the House soon. When it is, who will have the courage to preserve, protect and defend personal liberty in a free society?

    Andrew P. Napolitano, a former judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, is the senior judicial analyst at Fox News Channel. Judge Napolitano has written seven books on the U.S. Constitution. His latest is “Theodore and Woodrow: How Two American Presidents Destroyed Constitutional Freedom.”

    Last week, Justin Amash, the two-term libertarian Republican congressman from Michigan, joined with John Conyers, the 25-term liberal Democratic congressman from the same state, to offer an amendment to legislation funding the National Security Agency (NSA). If enacted, the Amash-Conyers amendment would have forced the government’s domestic spies when seeking search warrants to capture Americans’ phone calls, texts and emails first to identify their targets and produce evidence of their terror-related activities before a judge may issue a warrant. The support they garnered had a surprising result that stunned the Washington establishment.

    It almost passed.

    The final vote, in which the Amash-Conyers amendment was defeated by 205 to 217, was delayed for a few hours by the House Republican leadership, which opposed the measure. The Republican leadership team, in conjunction with President Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, needed more time for arm-twisting so as to avoid a humiliating loss.

    But the House rank-and-file did succeed in sending a message to the big-government types in both parties: Nearly half of the House of Representatives has had enough of government spying and then lying about it, and understands that spying on every American simply cannot withstand minimal legal scrutiny or basic constitutional analysis.

    The president is deeply into this and no doubt wishes he wasn’t. He now says he welcomed the debate in the House on whether his spies can have all they want from us or whether they are subject to constitutional requirements for their warrants. Surely he knows that the Supreme Court has ruled consistently since the time of the Civil War that the government is always subject to the Constitution, wherever it goes and whatever it does.

    As basic as that sounds, it is not a universally held belief among the power elites. Gen. James Clapper, the current boss of all domestic spies, obviously lied when he testified under oath to a Senate committee recently that the government was not accumulating massive amounts of data about tens or hundreds of millions of Americans.

    Gen. Keith Alexander, the head of the NSA, materially misled a House committee when he was asked under oath whether the NSA has the “ability” to listen to phone calls and he stated it lacks the “authority” to do so. Right off the bat, we can see that these senior spies do not feel bound by the laws prohibiting perjury and the misleading of Congress.

    Congress itself has legislatively attempted to amend the Constitution, knowing that the supreme law of the land can only be amended by three-quarters of the states. The Constitution requires probable cause of criminal activity to be presented to a judge as a precondition of the judge issuing a search warrant. It also requires that the warrant particularly describe the place to be searched or the person or thing to be seized.

    Yet, Congress told the secret FISA court that it can avoid the Constitution and issue a warrant to any spy looking for the phone calls and electronic communications of anyone in America, without probable cause, without naming the persons whose records are sought and without describing the place to be searched. Secrecy-smitten judges, whose clerks are NSA agents and who are not permitted to keep copies of their own rulings, have gone along with this.

    Obama, who did not want a national debate on all this before Edward Snowden blew the whistle on it, has backed off of his earlier claims that the feds are not reading emails or listening to phone calls.

    He has done this, no doubt, in light of unrefuted statements by Snowden and other NSA whistleblowers to the effect that federal spies can, with the press of a computer key, read emails and hear phone calls.

    Only after the Snowden revelations did Obama welcome the “debate” in the House. That debate, in which more than half of his own party rejected his spying, lasted precisely 24 minutes.

    How can a deliberative body of 434 current members debate an issue as monumental as whether the government is bound by the Constitution when it seeks out terrorists in just 24 minutes?

    Apparently, the House Republican leadership that established the absurd 24-minute rule feared a serious and meaningful public discussion in which its authoritarian impulses would need to confront the Constitution its members swore to uphold. In that 24-minute time span, millions — millions — of Americans’ phone calls and emails were swept into the NSA’s supercomputers in defiance of the Constitution.

    There is a political wildfire burning in the land, and we should all be grateful to Snowden for igniting it. The fire eventually will consume the political derelictions of those who have abandoned their oaths to uphold the Constitution so they can sound tough back home.

    The Amash-Conyers amendment would have required the feds to tell the court the name of the person whose communications they seek and the evidence they have against that person — just as the Constitution requires. And it would have prohibited the NSA dragnets the Constitution obviously was written to prevent.

    Instead we have the almost unimaginable prospect and the nearly unthinkable reality of the feds claiming that they can legally put every person in America under their privacy-invading scrutiny in order to catch a few dozen evil ones — most of whom were entrapped by the FBI in the first place and never posed a serious danger to the public or the nation.

    Would we all be safer if the feds could knock down any door they wished and arrest any person they chose? Who would want to live in such a society? What value is the Constitution if those in whose hands we have reposed it for safekeeping are afraid to do so?

    I expect that the Amash-Conyers amendment will be back on the floor of the House soon. When it is, who will have the courage to preserve, protect and defend personal liberty in a free society?

    Andrew P. Napolitano, a former judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, is the senior judicial analyst at Fox News Channel. Judge Napolitano has written seven books on the U.S. Constitution. His latest is “Theodore and Woodrow: How Two American Presidents Destroyed Constitutional Freedom.”

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/08/01/libertys-backlash-why-should-be-grateful-to-edward-snowden/?intcmp=HPBucket#ixzz2ajgtHpsh

  233. gonzotx
    July 26, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    100′s of millions of our dollars to train bots to convince people to buy something they do not want
    &&&&&&&&

    To get suckered into advancing “Obama’s Agenda”, ou’d have to be either a) a complete fool, or b) an extremely dedicated idealist who actually believes the Affordable Care Act can benefit the American public.

    For Obots, I’d say most are (a), because (b) people are the metaphorical purple unicorn (as compared to regular unicorns, which I see every day).

    It’s all about “making Obama seem relevant”.

    Obot: “Hi, my name is Mindy, and I’m here today to spread the word that Obamaca…that the Affordable Care Act has gotten a bad rap. We want to educate the public to make sure you’re not missing information needed to take advantage of all the program has to offer.”

    Crusty Guy in Door: “I’m home now because the good job I had a few years ago with health benefits is gone, and I just got back from my morning shift at McDonalds, and have to go to my evening shift at Burger King. Each one keeps me at 29.5 a week, so I get no bennies. Is this your job, you get benefits?”

    Obot: “My parents are fairly well off Obama donors, so this is an internship.”

    Crusty: “I get it now.”

    Obot: “If everyone just signs up, and all the states do their parts, and all the health corporations don’t skim excess profits, I’ll be back next year with a petition to have Mr. Obama, the “Smartest President Ever”, put up on Mt. Rushmore among his peers.”

    Crust: “I can’t wait.”

    Obot: “So do you need any litera…”
    (SLAM)

  234. rgb44HRC, that Obot/Crusty dialogue was a scream! Thanks for a funny moment in an otherwise pretty crappy day.

  235. Gotta post some uplifting news…..

    Only one thing to say about this – pride in our military….

    http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/marine-helps-boy-finish-race-viral-photo-160700586.html

    I think he is an obot (possibly a former obot. Can’t say for sure). That said, he is doing what our government SHOULD be doing in Africa….

    http://omg.yahoo.com/blogs/celeb-news/george-clooney-spends-nespresso-paycheck-satellite-why-184530124.html?cache=clear

    Hillary 2016

  236. Whoooooooooooa Fuck, this is gonna explode.

    http://thelead.blogs.cnn.com/2013/08/01/exclusive-dozens-of-cia-operatives-on-the-ground-during-benghazi-attack/

    Exclusive: Dozens of CIA operatives on the ground during Benghazi attack

    CNN has uncovered exclusive new information about what is allegedly happening at the CIA, in the wake of the deadly Benghazi terror attack.

    Four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were killed in the assault by armed militants last September 11 in eastern Libya.

    Sources now tell CNN dozens of people working for the CIA were on the ground that night, and that the agency is going to great lengths to make sure whatever it was doing, remains a secret.

    CNN has learned the CIA is involved in what one source calls an unprecedented attempt to keep the spy agency’s Benghazi secrets from ever leaking out.

    Since January, some CIA operatives involved in the agency’s missions in Libya, have been subjected to frequent, even monthly polygraph examinations, according to a source with deep inside knowledge of the agency’s workings.

    The goal of the questioning, according to sources, is to find out if anyone is talking to the media or Congress.

    It is being described as pure intimidation, with the threat that any unauthorized CIA employee who leaks information could face the end of his or her career.

    In exclusive communications obtained by CNN, one insider writes, “You don’t jeopardize yourself, you jeopardize your family as well.”

    Another says, “You have no idea the amount of pressure being brought to bear on anyone with knowledge of this operation.”

    “Agency employees typically are polygraphed every three to four years. Never more than that,” said former CIA operative and CNN analyst Robert Baer.

    In other words, the rate of the kind of polygraphs alleged by sources is rare.

    “If somebody is being polygraphed every month, or every two months it’s called an issue polygraph, and that means that the polygraph division suspects something, or they’re looking for something, or they’re on a fishing expedition. But it’s absolutely not routine at all to be polygraphed monthly, or bi-monthly,” said Baer.

    CIA spokesman Dean Boyd asserted in a statement that the agency has been open with Congress.

    “The CIA has worked closely with its oversight committees to provide them with an extraordinary amount of information related to the attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi,” the statement said.

    “CIA employees are always free to speak to Congress if they want,” the statement continued. “The CIA enabled all officers involved in Benghazi the opportunity to meet with Congress. We are not aware of any CIA employee who has experienced retaliation, including any non-routine security procedures, or who has been prevented from sharing a concern with Congress about the Benghazi incident.”

    Among the many secrets still yet to be told about the Benghazi mission, is just how many Americans were there the night of the attack.

    A source now tells CNN that number was 35, with as many as seven wounded, some seriously.

    While it is still not known how many of them were CIA, a source tells CNN that 21 Americans were working in the building known as the annex, believed to be run by the agency.

    The lack of information and pressure to silence CIA operatives is disturbing to U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, whose district includes CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.

    “I think it is a form of a cover-up, and I think it’s an attempt to push it under the rug, and I think the American people are feeling the same way,” said the Republican.

    “We should have the people who were on the scene come in, testify under oath, do it publicly, and lay it out. And there really isn’t any national security issue involved with regards to that,” he said.

    Wolf has repeatedly gone to the House floor, asking for a select committee to be set-up, a Watergate-style probe involving several intelligence committee investigators assigned to get to the bottom of the failures that took place in Benghazi, and find out just what the State Department and CIA were doing there.

    More than 150 fellow Republican members of Congress have signed his request, and just this week eight Republicans sent a letter to the new head of the FBI, James Comey, asking that he brief Congress within 30 days.

    Read: White House releases 100 pages of Benghazi e-mails

    In the aftermath of the attack, Wolf said he was contacted by people closely tied with CIA operatives and contractors who wanted to talk.

    Then suddenly, there was silence.

    “Initially they were not afraid to come forward. They wanted the opportunity, and they wanted to be subpoenaed, because if you’re subpoenaed, it sort of protects you, you’re forced to come before Congress. Now that’s all changed,” said Wolf.

    Lawmakers also want to about know the weapons in Libya, and what happened to them.

    Speculation on Capitol Hill has included the possibility the U.S. agencies operating in Benghazi were secretly helping to move surface-to-air missiles out of Libya, through Turkey, and into the hands of Syrian rebels.

    It is clear that two U.S. agencies were operating in Benghazi, one was the State Department, and the other was the CIA.

    The State Department told CNN in an e-mail that it was only helping the new Libyan government destroy weapons deemed “damaged, aged or too unsafe retain,” and that it was not involved in any transfer of weapons to other countries.

    But the State Department also clearly told CNN, they “can’t speak for any other agencies.”

    The CIA would not comment on whether it was involved in the transfer of any weapons.

  237. now I am truly disgusted…..

    Senate confirms Samantha Power as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, 87-10.

  238. foxyladi14

    August 1, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Foxi,

    The only reason bumbles could respond in this way is because there is absolutely no fear of any form of reprisal from republicans or the press in the form of further inquiry. Did you note that he never addressed the legal basis for his decision to not enforce sections of the ACA? And I am pretty sure that there was no follow-up question from that reporter highlighting the fact that he didn’t answer the charge that his action was unconstitutional.
    Back to the lack of fear. Lou Dobbs focused on the wrong thing which is indicative of the MSM. At this point, his credentials are a moot point. He is in office. His actions should be the focal point. That is what separates Greta from most other reporters on screen. Dobbs should have had his people research other instances where his actions were suspect in terms of law enforcement. Case in point (and Dobbs favorite topic) – his selective enforcement of immigration law.

    We are so f%(&d…..

    Hillary 2016

  239. http://twitchy.com/2013/08/01/bombshell-cnn-report-suggests-benghazi-coverup-worse-than-previously-thought/
    ________________

    If CNN is reporting it, you can bet someone has found a way to lay the blame on someone other Obama. Either that or it’s so blatant and offensive, and reveals such major dirt on O, that the CNN folks feel like fools, and are trying to get the jump on everyone else in a pathetic effort restore their reputation, which IMO, has been beyond repair for years.

  240. From moononpluto’s post of CNN article:

    “But the State Department also clearly told CNN, they “can’t speak for any other agencies.”
    ___________________

    Does that statement not speak volumes?!

  241. TheRock
    August 1, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    “The TIME Hillary was right?!?!?!?!? As though she was only right once…..

    Asshats.”

    ___________________

    I saw that headline earlier on Yahoo, and thought the exact same thing, Rock. Well, not the “Asshats” part, though it is a perfectly fine explicative. I have another favorite not very nice name. lol

  242. MSNBC…for the braindead…or those that do not like to think for themselves…

    http://variety.com/2013/biz/news/does-msnbc-lean-too-far-forward-1200570561/

    snip

    To be sure, there’s nothing wrong with opinion-making. But MSNBC offers an awful lot of it. (duh!) An analysis by Pew Research of 108 hours of cable-news programming during three days in November and December found opinion and commentary overwhelmed straight news on MSNBC by 85% to 15%. Fox News content included 55% opinion and commentary and 45% factual reporting, Pew said, while CNN content consisted of 46% opinion and commentary and 54% factual reporting.

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    shrill (they are always yelling), boring, lecturing, condescending…and they all agree with each other (and they all think they are soooo smart)…even the most diehard “liberal” would get bored with that all day and night…kiss of death is that they are sooo predictable…you can guess what they are going to say even before they say it…

  243. The way our government wastes time and our money…..

    http://news.yahoo.com/surveillance-critics-face-obama-oval-office-234633724.html

    From article….

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling to salvage a massive surveillance program, President Barack Obama faced congressional critics of the National Security Agency’s collection of Americans’ telephone records Thursday as snowballing concerns made new limitations on the intelligence effort appear increasingly likely.

    Obama and Vice President Joe Biden joined lawmakers on both sides of the issue for an Oval Office meeting designed to stem the bleeding of public support and show Obama was serious about engaging. Among the participants were the NSA’s most vigorous congressional supporters — the top Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate intelligence panels — alongside its most stern critics, including Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden of Oregon and Mark Udall of Colorado.

    Asshats.

    Hillary 2016

  244. Whhhhhhhhhhhhhhat……

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/08/breaking-obama-administration-is-hiding-benghazi-survivors-dispursing-them-around-the-country-and-changing-their-names-video/

    BREAKING>>> GOP Rep: Obama WH Is Hiding Benghazi Survivors AND CHANGING THEIR NAMES (Video)

    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) was on with Greta Van Susteren tonight to discuss the Obama scandals.

    This came after Jake Tapper at CNN broke the news today that there were “dozens” of CIA operatives on the ground in Benghazi on 9-11 when the consulate came under attack and the agency is going to great lengths to make sure whatever it was doing, remains a secret.

    Gowdy told Greta the Obama Administration is hiding the survivors, dispersing them around the country, AND changing their names.

    “Including changing names, creating aliases. Stop and think what things are most calculated to get at the truth? Talk to people with first-hand knowledge. What creates the appearance and perhaps the reality of a cover-up? Not letting us talk with people who have the most amount of information, dispersing them around the country and changing their names.”

    And, at the same time Obama is hiding the survivors around the country he’s calling Benghazi a ‘phony’ scandal.

    Via Greta Van Susteren:

  245. CNN Bombshell: CIA Personnel in Benghazi Silenced with Threats to Their Families by Obama Regime

    CNN has released yet another bombshell in the ongoing Benghazi scandal, and it is sure to shock those who haven’t been paying attention. Prepare for a window into the “transparent” Obama administration.

    According to CNN’s Jake Tapper, the Obama administration is threatening CIA operatives who were on the ground during the deadly terrorist attack in Benghazi to keep them silent:

    CNN has learned the CIA is involved in what one source calls an unprecedented attempt to keep the spy agency’s Benghazi secrets from ever leaking out.

    Since January, some CIA operatives involved in the agency’s missions in Libya, have been subjected to frequent, even monthly polygraph examinations, according to a source with deep inside knowledge of the agency’s workings.

    The goal of the questioning, according to sources, is to find out if anyone is talking to the media or Congress.

    It is being described as pure intimidation, with the threat that any unauthorized CIA employee who leaks information could face the end of his or her career.

    In exclusive communications obtained by CNN, one insider writes, “You don’t jeopardize yourself, you jeopardize your family as well.”

    This should quell all naysaying that Benghazi is a “phony scandal” and “there is no cover-up.” Possible links to the Benghazi story that the Obama administration might want to cover-up are the arms shipments to al Qaeda-affiliated terrorists in the February 17th Martyr’s Brigade and potential weapons smuggling to al Qaeda-connected rebels in Syria through the Turkish consul.

    The CIA operatives’ story is similar to that given by the number two diplomat in Benghazi, Libya ­ Gregory Hicks. Under oath, Hicks testified that he was told by the State Department not to discuss Benghazi with House Republicans and then was demoted when he did.

    It came out earlier this week that diplomatic security specialist David Ubben attempted to rescue Sean Smith before he was killed and then came to the aid of SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty while they were under siege. Mortar fire eventually killed Woods and Doherty, and Ubben was injured and left for 20 hours on a Benghazi rooftop.

    In mid-July, Rep. Frank Wolf announced that Benghazi survivors were being silenced by the Obama administration, and are suspected of asking or forcing them to sign Non-Disclosure Agreements. Recently, a group of 1,000 special operations veterans unrolled a 60-foot petition to get to the bottom of what happened in Benghazi and why the Obama administration is covering it up.

    http://www.ijreview.com/2013/08/70066-cnn-bombshell-cia-personnel-in-benghazi-silenced-with-threats-to-their-families-by-obama-regime/

  246. moononpluto
    August 2, 2013 at 2:53 am

    Whhhhhhhhhhhhhhat……

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/08/breaking-obama-administration-is-hiding-benghazi-survivors-dispursing-them-around-the-country-and-changing-their-names-video/

    BREAKING>>> GOP Rep: Obama WH Is Hiding Benghazi Survivors AND CHANGING THEIR NAMES (Video)

    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) was on with Greta Van Susteren tonight to discuss the Obama scandals.

    This came after Jake Tapper at CNN broke the news today that there were “dozens” of CIA operatives on the ground in Benghazi on 9-11 when the consulate came under attack and the agency is going to great lengths to make sure whatever it was doing, remains a secret.

    Gowdy told Greta the Obama Administration is hiding the survivors, dispersing them around the country, AND changing their names.

    “Including changing names, creating aliases. Stop and think what things are most calculated to get at the truth? Talk to people with first-hand knowledge. What creates the appearance and perhaps the reality of a cover-up? Not letting us talk with people who have the most amount of information, dispersing them around the country and changing their names.”

    And, at the same time Obama is hiding the survivors around the country he’s calling Benghazi a ‘phony’ scandal.

    Via Greta Van Susteren:
    ____________________

    This is unfreakingbelievable. Like something out of a bad novel. WTF is wrong with Obama to first of all, attempt this, and secondly, why would he think he could get away with such a thing?. OK, I can guess why he thought he could get away with it. No one has called him on anything, and have let him get away with just sweeping scandals under the rug. But, surely he and his peeps recognized that even he could not pull this one off indefinitely.

    Any thoughts on who will take the fall for this. No doubt Obama or “sources in the W H” will say that he is furious that he had not been informed of this. He was completely unaware that this was taking place. He is just as shocked as the rest of the country that something like this could have happened on his watch. Will he blame it on Hillary? CIA?

  247. We’re Wasting a Safe Senate Seat on This Guy?

    By: Daniel Horowitz (Diary) | August 2nd, 2013 at 07:58 AM | 7

    RESIZE: AAA

    How do you take a state Romney carried by 23 points with 116 of 120 counties and turn it into a dead heat? Ask Mitch McConnell.

    Kentuckians are not happy with Obama. Amidst the war on coal, even 40% of Democrats voted against Obama in the presidential primary. They overwhelmingly supported Romney in the presidential election, even though his persona was not exactly a great fit with the state. Obama has since escalated his war on coal. Wouldn’t it go without saying that the sitting Republican senator from the state would easily cruise to reelection?

    Yesterday, two polls showed the race between Mitch McConnell and Allison Lundergan Grimes to be a dead heat. Yes, they were Democrat surveys that had some push-poll bias in them. But even the Republican poll that was published last week had McConnell under 50%. Remember, it took over $20 million in a cheap media market state to eke out a victory in 2008 against Bruce Lunsford. It was touch-and-go for a while even with Obama on the ballot. He just pulled it out after running a scorched earth campaign on his opponent.

    Democrats are not targeting him because he is effective; they are targeting him because he is vulnerable.

    There are a number of Republicans up for reelection next year from red states. Which other Republican from a Romney+23 state is even close to being vulnerable in a general election? How in the world do you bridge that gap?

    At a time when we can easily win back the Senate on red state territory, do we really need to spend tens of millions of Republican dollars bailing out a failed leader in a slam dunk seat? It would be one thing if we had to spend that type of money on a guy like Ted Cruz. But for a finger likin’ fraud? Really?

    And it is precisely the unprincipled deal-making persona that has made him so vulnerable in a red state. He talks loudly and carries a white flag; he stands for nothing and appeals to nobody, and the voters see that. The McConnell apologists can kick and scream all they want, but it is incontrovertibly clear that McConnell is dramatically underperforming the generic Republican bent of the state, and has been for quite some time. This has left a gaping hole for a phony moderate Democrat like Grimes to jump through and exploit his weakness with a contrived “outsider” populist campaign.

    Why waste all that money that could be spent on electing more Ted Cruzs and Mike Lees for a man who undermines these fighters at every turn? By nominating a fresh new conservative like Matt Bevin, we can take the seat off the table, get rid of a K Street weather vane, and send a revolutionary fighter to the Senate in one package.

    I’m sure McConnell’s former staffers can land him a lucrative job on K Street or at the Chamber of [Government Run] Commerce if need be.

  248. holdthemaccountable

    August 2, 2013 at 7:04 am
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    Cut the mortally obese Christy and he bleeds green. (Adelson, et. al.)

    Cut Cruz, Paul or Lee, and they bleed red, white and blue

  249. As I have said before, I firmly believe that the architect of the targeting by the federal government of Obama opponents, be they Hillary supporters, or Republican supporters, which extends to several key agencies in government, i.e. the IRS, the FEC, the EPA is one bad attorney, and one law firm: Bob Bauer of Perkins Coie. And who was Bauer? Counsel to the Obama campaign, and later Chief White House Counsel. Thus, motive and opportunity, exist. This is the path to tyranny, and Bauer needs to come forward and answer for his actions.

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    New Links Emerge in the IRS Scandal

    Emails released this week sweep the Federal Election Commission into the conservative-targeting probe.

    By
    KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL
    CONNECT

    Congressional investigators this week released emails suggesting that staff at the Federal Election Commission have been engaged in their own conservative targeting, with help from the IRS’s infamous Lois Lerner. This means more than just an expansion of the probe to the FEC. It’s a new link to the Obama team.

    In May this column noted that the targeting of conservatives started in 2008, when liberals began a coordinated campaign of siccing the federal government on political opponents. The Obama campaign helped pioneer this tactic.

    In late summer of 2008, Obama lawyer Bob Bauer took issue with ads run against his boss by a 501(c)(4) conservative outfit called American Issues Project. Mr. Bauer filed a complaint with the FEC, called on the criminal division of the Justice Department to prosecute AIP, and demanded to see documents the group had filed with the IRS.

    Thanks to Congress’s newly released emails, we now know that FEC attorneys went to Ms. Lerner to pry out information about AIP—the organization the Obama campaign wanted targeted. An email from Feb. 3, 2009, shows an FEC attorney asking Ms. Lerner “whether the IRS had issued an exemption letter” to AIP, and requesting that she share “any information” on the group. Nine minutes after Ms. Lerner received this FEC email, she directed IRS attorneys to fulfill the request.

    Douglas Shulman, former IRS commissioner (left), Lois Lerner, the then-director of the IRS’s exempt-organizations office, and Neal Wolin, deputy secretary of the Treasury, at a congressional hearing, May 22.

    This matters because FEC staff didn’t have permission from the Commission to conduct this inquiry. It matters because the IRS is prohibited from sharing confidential information, even with the FEC. What the IRS divulged is unclear. Congressional investigators are demanding to see all communications between the IRS and FEC since 2008, and given that Ms. Lerner came out of the FEC’s office of the general counsel, that correspondence could prove illuminating.

    It also matters because we now know FEC staff engaged in a multiyear effort to deliver to the Obama campaign its win against AIP. This past week, FEC Vice Chairman Don McGahn, joined by his two fellow Republican commissioners, wrote an extraordinary statement recounting the staff’s behavior in the case.

    When the FEC receives a complaint, it falls to the general counsel’s office to first issue a report on the merits of the alleged campaign violations. The six-person commission then votes on whether there is a “reason to believe” a violation occurred. No formal investigations are to take place before that point.

    The Obama team’s complaint broadly claimed AIP was masquerading as a nonprofit, when it should have registered as a highly regulated political action committee. It was a ludicrous claim (see below), yet the FEC staff issued a report in April 2009 recommending the commission go after AIP, not long after its attorneys had been in touch with Ms. Lerner.

    When the Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling in Citizens United v. FEC made most of the Obama complaint irrelevant, the staff withdrew its first report, then took 18 months to come up with a second rationale for why the commission should pursue AIP. All this time, FEC staff—Mr. McGahn recounts—were conducting an unauthorized investigation into AIP. The staff was also improperly withholding the results of its research from AIP.

    When new issues made its second attempt moot, the general counsel’s office went after the group with a third report. AIP’s defense all along was that it spent the majority of its money from 2007 to 2010 on its “major” organizational “purpose” of educating and informing the public of conservative principles, and only a minority (less than one-third) on direct campaign expenditures. As such, it easily meets the tests for being a 501(c)(4).

    And so the FEC staff’s third report presented a novel theory. The staff argued that AIP ought to be judged on what it spent per “calendar year.” By shortening the timeline, and looking only at AIP’s spending in 2008—an election year—the staff argued AIP had violated campaign law.

    The Republican commissioners were appalled, noting that FEC staff had always taken a multiyear view of expenditures, including when it came to cases against liberal groups, like the League of Conservation Voters or the Moveon.org Voter Fund. The FEC staff also sought to impose this new standard after the fact, with no notice to election players and no input from the commissioners.

    Vice Chairman McGahn’s statement is scathing. “Here,” he writes, FEC staff “could be seen as manipulating the timeline to reach the conclusion that AIP is a political committee. . . . Such after-the-fact determinations create the appearance of impropriety, whether or not such impropriety exists.”

    The broader AIP case is, in fact, beyond improper. It’s fishy. The Obama campaign takes its vendetta against a political opponent to the FEC. The FEC staff, as part of an extraordinary campaign to bring down AIP and other 501(c)(4) groups, reaches out to Lois Lerner, the woman overseeing IRS targeting. Mr. McGahn has also noted that FEC staff has in recent years had an improperly tight relationship with the Justice Department—to which the Obama campaign also complained about AIP.

    Democrats are increasingly desperate to suggest that the IRS scandal was the work of a few rogue agents. With the stink spreading to new parts of the federal government, that’s getting harder to do.

    Write to kim@wsj.com

  250. I wish Sharyl Attkisson would dig into the Bauer angle on all this. I think it would prove productive. The RINO position is that this simultaneous targeting of political opponents, across key agencies of the federal government, was simply the result of hiring political partisans into key positions in this agency, and there was no central coordination from the White House. That is typical from RINOS. They bleed green, retreat at the first sign of a fight, and have a flat earth view of the world. They much prefer soft targets. They may have the money, but the base is walking away from them. Thank god they have all these illegals, just dying to vote for them, and not the democrats.

  251. Upthread a bit: yes, red white and blue are THE colors. Seems to me there are more and more displaying flags.
    I have to mention Greta who is tweeting/blogging her heart out today, particularly over excluding Congress and staff from certain parts of O’Care. But first, this mention:
    House just passed this (click to read) but will be DOA when it gets to Senate
    from FNC’s Chad Pergram:
    Urgent: House approves measure to prohibit the IRS’s involvement in implementing Obamacare
    Per Pergram-Capitol Hill
    The House of Representatives has passed a bill to curb the IRS’s role in implementing the health care law.
    The Treasury Department through the IRS, plays a key role in implementing the health care law because it will review income eligibility and dole out tax credits in the insurance markets.
    The vote was 232-185. Chad Pergram FOX News Senior Producer for Capitol Hill
    Second, a tease for a major greta rant:
    WHAT CONGRESS JUST DID TO YOU IS APPALLING. I would not do this to you in a million years and I doubt you would do this either. It is indecent….just WRONG….
    http://gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com/2013/08/02/this-will-make-you-want-to-throw-up/

  252. moononpluto
    August 2, 2013 at 9:07 am
    The US economy added 162,000 jobs in July; the unemployment rate was 7.4%

    7.4% my ass.

    ***********************************************************************

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-08-02/obamacare-full-frontal-953000-jobs-created-2013-77-or-731000-are-part-time

    Obamacare Full Frontal: Of 953,000 Jobs Created In 2013, 77%, Or 731,000 Are Part-Time
    Submitted by Tyler Durden on 08/02/2013 09:04 -0400

    BLSBureau of Labor StatisticsObamacare

    When the payroll report was released last month, the world finally noticed what we had been saying for nearly three years: that the US was slowly being converted to a part-time worker society. This slow conversion accelerated drastically in the last few months, and especially in June, when part time jobs exploded higher by 360K while full time jobs dropped by 240K. In July we are sad to report that America’s conversation to a part-time worker society is not “tapering”: according to the Household Survey, of the 266K jobs created (note this number differs from the establishment survey), only 35% of jobs, or 92K, were full time. The rest were… not.

    See Chart

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    O is going turn us into a third world country…all part time workers…and to add insult to injury…part timers do not get health care…

    what a freaking mess he has made of everything…

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    and btw…Putin is making O look like coward

  253. Speech codes are the bludgeon used by the left, to herd the sheep, and to cape the herd. To the leftist, what their leader says is by definition truth. Any one who criticizes the leader is therefore a denier of truth, and must be punished. Leftists would like to go right to the summary execution step, but for the sake of appearance, they embrace a 5 step progressive discipline for those who deign to question their leader:

    Step 1: Ostracision

    Step 2: Demonization

    Step 3: Termination

    Step 4: Re-education

    Step 5: Firing Squad

    The Seattle Mayor and his City Council are firm believers in Steps 1-4.
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    Seattle City Hall is considering a new set of standards for use of “potentially offensive” language. Among the words considered “potentially offensive”: citizen and brown bag. The Office of Civil Rights contends that those words could potentially offend non-citizens, and recommends “residents” be used instead; “brown bag” supposedly has racial connotations rather than simply being about the color of a paper bag used to carry one’s lunch. “It used to be a way people could judge skin color,” said Elliott Bronstein of the Office of Civil Rights. The city recommends people use the terms “lunch-and-learn” or “sack lunch.”

    The State of Washington has already voted to remove gender-specific wording from official documents, including freshmen (first-years), journeymen (journey-level) and penmanship (handwriting).

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/08/02/Seattle-potentially-offensive-brown-bag

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    an Observer
    • 2 hours ago

    Living in Washington is becoming offensive. As long as we cannot say citizen or brown bag… I think that I find the word Tax offensive and therefore I ban the word and shall no longer pay my fee of existence. Seattle liberals can stick their combine asinine selves up their own backsides!
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    I don’t know what is sadder…the story or the fact that the city of Seattle HAS an “office of civil rights”. I have been on this planet 57 years, no I do not know everything, but the only image that pops in my mind when I hear “brown bag” is a paper sack with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in it. So you want to substitute “subject” for “citizen” perhaps? That would be more in keeping with current trend, wouldn’t it?

    How about we ban these words potentially offensive to politicians:

    Crook
    Phony
    Liar
    Cheat
    Payola
    Kickback
    Crony

    Care to add any more? Yes, these accurate terms COULD be offensive to politicians.

  254. Elliott Bronstein, Office of Civil Rights
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    I do not envy her psychiatrist.

  255. foxy: Greta & Trey: perfect together (taken from NJ tourism ad when Tom Kean was governor)

    Nice touch, Tea Parties!
    In the hours before the Congress heads home for August recess, a large coalition of Tea Partiers from around the country delivered letters announcing their opposition to amnesty for America’s illegal aliens to every member of the House of Representatives.…“Obamacare should have taught us the dangers of passing sweeping ‘comprehensive’ legislation,” the coalition added. “Congress should not pass legislation that is written by special interests and opposed by the American public. In addition Congress should not pass legislation that is too large and complex for anyone to read and comprehend. Finally, Congress should take its legislative responsibilities and Constitutional duties seriously and not hand over significant policy-making decision and discretion to unelected bureaucrats without any real oversight or accountability.” Snip Letter signers include Jenny Beth Martin of Tea Party Patriots, Ginni Thomas of Liberty Consulting, Maria Espinoza from the Remembrance Project, Phyllis Schlafly of the Eagle Forum, Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies, Roy Beck of NumbersUSA and Robert Vandervoort of ProEnglish. They are joined by thousands of Tea Partiers from across the country who also signed the letter, whose names and states appear across nearly 180 pages at the end of the letter.
    TY Breitbart.

  256. Hawaii elections official signed sworn affidavit that Obama long form birth certificate doesn’t exist

    Tim Adams, former Hawaii Senior Elections Clerk, signed a sworn affidavit back in 2011 that no long-form Hawaii Birth Certificate exists for Barack Obama and no proof exists that he was born in a Hawaiian hospital. Adams was employed at the City and County of Honolulu Elections Division from May 2008 through September 2008.

    In a sworn affidavit dated and witnessed on January 20, 2011 Adams states, “Senior officers in the City and County of Honolulu Elections Division told me on multiple occasions that no Hawaii long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate existed for Senator Obama in the Hawaii Department of Health and there was no record that any such document had ever been on file in the Hawaii Department of Health or any other branch or department of the Hawaii government.”

    In addition to the lack of a genuine Hawaii long-form birth certificate Adams notes that there was no evidence that Obama was born at any Hawaiian hospital.

    Senior officers in the City and County of Honolulu Elections Division further told me on multiple occasions that Hawaii State government officials had made inquiries about Sen. Obama’s birth records to officials at Queens Medical Center and Kapi’olani Medical Center in Honolulu and that neither hospital had any record of Senator Obama having been bom there, even though Governor Abercrombie is now asserting and various Hawaii government officials continue to assert Barack Obama, Jr. was born at Kapi’olani Medical Center on Aug. 4, 1961

    More @
    http://www.sonorannews.com/archives/2013/130731/news-hawaii.html

  257. holdthemaccountable
    August 2, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Well. In view of the world-wide alert, isn’t this awkward?

    _________________________________

    Normal it is Lurch after all. 😆

  258. How come he is allowed to say things like this?
    =============

    Democrat Charlie Rangel: Tea Party Bunch of “White Crackers”

    When the Civil War ended, and after Republican President Abraham Lincoln liberated the slaves in the south, Democrats initiated Jim Crow laws to punish blacks. Democrats discriminated against blacks. In fact, the KKK, was founded as the the terrorist wing of the Democrat Party.

    The Ku Klux Klan assassinated many Republicans including Republican Representative James M. Hinds (December 5, 1833­October 22, 1868) of Little Rock. Hinds represented Arkansas in the United States Congress from June 24, 1868 through October 22, 1868.

    Despite the facts…
    Corrupt Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) accused the Tea Party of being the same group of “White Crackers” who fought against Civil Rights.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/08/democrat-charlie-rangel-tea-party-bunch-of-white-crackers/

  259. Foxy, the name Lurch is so inherently comical & fits JK to a “T” as he lurches through his talking points. Almost as bad as Caroline.
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    wbboei on Kim Strassel article; you’ve understood the function of Bauer for a long time. Good that it is officially “out”.

  260. The part-time jobs “created” were existing full-time jobs prior to Ocare. I heard today that the Obama’s government had a plan to deal with the businesses that converted full-time positions to part-time, presumably hiring additional part-time workers to do the work previously being done by fewer full-time employees. Obviously, some businesses cannot afford to pay insurance costs for full-time workers, as required by Obamacare.

    I’m not even sure of the source of this info, just some talk radio program I happened upon while driving. But, the plan is, according to this broadcast, to review the payrolls of these businesses, adding the total number of part-time hours paid for by the business for a specific shift, determining from that number how many full time workers it would take to staff the shift at the same level. I missed the part of the broadcast that explained what Obama’s government would do with the information obtained. Presumably, the employer would be fined based on the number of full-time workers that would be required to do the work, now being done by a larger number of part-time workers.

    If this is accurate information. The workers who were full-time, but reduced to part-time hours due to Ocare, can expect to be reduced further to zero hours, because their employer will be out of business.

  261. http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2013/07/28/peggy-noonan-obama-got-point-where-people-stopped-listening-him-faste
    ————-
    At the end of this article, there is an advertisement for a new book called Media Collusion: How Big Media Stole the 2012 Election, and How to Prevent them from Doing It Again in 2016. I intend to order it, because, as I have said, ad infinitum, ad nauseum, big media is the biggest threat to our country. All the other enemies–every one of them, from al Quaeda to Obama etc. are as nothing, compared to the destructive force of big media, which treats the American People like a mushroom, by keeping them in the dark, and feeding them shit. If you compare big media to the foreign media, even in the communist countries, and even to the foreign branches of CNN, it becomes obvious how bad these people are. They have more in common with Goebbels, than Cronkite. Bozell is doing the lord’s work, in exposing their treachery.

  262. Well, another job lost because of Obama. Newspaper editor of a Tennessee paper called, of all things, “Chattanooga Free Press”, because he changed the headline of an article to one that was critical of Obama. The headline that appeared on the day of Obama’s visit to Chattanooga said “Take your jobs plan and shove it Mr. President: your policies have harmed Chattanooga enough.” This editor sounds pretty sharp to me. Hope he finds another job right away that pays twice his previous salary.

    “Newspaper editor fired over anti-Obama headline”
    By Jonathan Easley – 08/01/13 02:57 PM ET

    “Drew Johnson, the editor of the Chattanooga Free Press, was fired Thursday for changing the headline on an editorial critical of President Obama without prior approval.

    “Free Press editor Drew Johnson has been terminated after placing a headline on an editorial outside of normal editing procedures,” the paper said in a statement. “Johnson’s headline, ‘Take your jobs plan and shove it, Mr. President: Your policies have harmed Chattanooga enough,’ appeared on the Free Press page Tuesday, the day President Barack Obama visited the city.”

    The paper said the headline was “inappropriate for this newspaper” and that it “was not the original headline approved for publication.”

    “Johnson violated the normal editing process when he changed the headline,” the statement continued. “The newspaper’s decision to terminate Johnson had nothing to do with the content of the editorial, which criticized the president’s job creation ideas and Chattanooga’s Smart Grid. The Free Press page has often printed editorials critical of the president and his policies.”

    Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/315081-newspaper-editor-fired-over-shove-it-mr-president-headline#ixzz2aru22GqI

  263. “grand bargain for middle-class jobs.”—Obama
    ——————
    How would this devious SOB know what a middle class job is?

    Has he ever held a middle class job?

    Has he ever struck a bi-partisan bargain?

    Big media will buy it because they have made their faustian pact.

    The SHEEPLE will buy it as well, because to them he is god.

    But it will not change reality.

    Nothing will come of nothing.

  264. I was listening to seldom right but never in doubt Noonan, who was saying that all presidents lose their clout during their second term because, but Obama is losing his sooner than others.

    Noonan did not say why, because the gossip circuit she travels in has not served up an answer which she can proffer as if it were her own.

    Fortunately, we do not need Noonan to tell us why Obama is losing his clout. The reason is because he never got any big issues through Congress–like global warming, gun control, budgets.

    No, I am not forgetting about Obama care. But just remember that was done in congress by the corrupt party leaders, and all numbnutz did was sign the bill with his adoring dimocrats looking on, as if he did anything but sign his name.

    And then, of course, there is the Schumer Rubio maisma on immigration. But there again, the was told to stay the fuck out of it because his mere presence is a poison pill. And that is hardly surprising, given the lengths to which he has gone to disrespect the other party.

    The truth is, he is a script reader, a gold brick, a man with a chip on his shoulder, and no balls. Other than that, how was the play Mrs. Lincoln?

  265. Honey try as you like, you aint going anywhere, you have shown your true face…..

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/evanmcsan/democratic-party-chief-angers-democrats

    WASHINGTON — Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz angered many top leaders in the party she leads as Democratic National Committee chair when she went public with her plans to use the connections she’s made in her national job to position herself for a statewide run in Florida or even a bid to replace Nancy Pelosi as Democratic leader in the House.

    “This is unbelievable. So much for supporting the president or electing Democrats,” said a top Democratic political adviser. “She was honest that this is about her.”

    Wasserman Schultz told Politico Friday that she plans to use the DNC’s donor network to create a political infrastructure for herself, with the goal of building a ladder of powerful connections.

    “I don’t really do anything halfway,” Wasserman Schultz told Politico. “We thought with the higher profile I have at the DNC, and the donor relationships I’ve been able to build — and thankfully, a lot of people who want to help me be successful, because we share the same goals. We kind of put the leadership PAC on steroids. That’s the best way to describe it.”

    Played out to its logical end, a push for House leadership would pit Wasserman Schultz, who represents a Florida district in Congress, against Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland. Hoyer has long the next in line for Pelosi’s job as House Democratic leader, but Wasserman Schultz could seek to keep him from ascending to the top spot if Pelosi retires. Politico reported Wasserman Schultz “pointedly wouldn’t rule out running for [House] leadership, governor or senator [from Florida.”

    ……………

    Bwahahahahahahah, the cartoon comes alive.

  266. moon – so DWS has taken a chapter from Oh’s play book. that is very funny.
    ———————————————–
    Cruz pushes grassroots effort to deny funding to ObamaCare Published August 03, 2013
    “…We don’t have the votes right now. In fact, to be honest. We’re not close,” [Sen Ted] Cruz said. But, he noted, he won a come-from-behind victory in Texas’ Republican Senate primary last year with strong grassroots support, beginning with conservative bloggers….
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/03/cruz-talks-defunding-health-care-law-at-redstate

  267. Holy Crap……..that bad.

    New York Times Sells Boston Globe at 93% Loss

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/08/03/New-york-times-sell-boston-globe-at-93-percent-loss

    After purchasing the Boston Globe in 1993 for a then-record $1.1 billion, the financially troubled New York Times just announced it sold the 141 year-old paper to Boston Red Sox owner John Henry for a mere $70 million. That’s a straight 93% loss. Figuring in two decades of inflation would only make it worse.

  268. Time Wrner drops CBS….

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/08/02/cbs-time-warner-cable-negotiation/2613667/

    CBS said Friday afternoon that it has failed to reach an agreement with Time Warner Cable by their 5 p.m. deadline and the cable company has dropped the No. 1 primetime network in New York City, Los Angeles, Dallas and several other markets.

    The cable networks owned by CBS – Showtime, TMC, FLIX and Smithsonian – also have gone dark in these markets, where about 3 million customers subscribe to the nation’s second largest cable TV provider.

    TWC said customers who currently pay Showtime or TMC will get a credit for those channels in an upcoming bill, going back to the first day of the blackout.

    “We deeply regret this ill-advised action, which is injurious not only to our many affected viewers, but also to Time Warner Cable itself,” said CBS, in a statement.

    “CBS has refused to have a productive discussion. It’s become clear that no matter how much time we give them, they’re not willing to come to reasonable terms,” TWC said in its statement.

  269. Leanora
    August 3, 2013 at 8:49 am

    You get the feeling absolutely nothing Obama says is the truth?

    I sure do.
    —————–
    From the beginning, up to and including now. This is a deep character flaw, one that cannot be dismissed with the bromides frequently advanced by the simpletons who wish to be thought of as sophisticates, such as well, “that’s just politics”, or, “they all do it”, or “Bush lied and people died”, or any of the other tripe that can hold an adolescent mind in a state of suspended animation. This assumes, these geniuses even have the mental acuity to connect the dots. The sad truth is most of them do not, and most of them have the same chip on their shoulder that he does.

  270. moononpluto
    August 3, 2013 at 3:01 am
    ————————-
    Moon, as I am sure you know, both of her parents are in stir, for tax evasion. The sentence for her father was reduced by a judge from several years, to a mere 10 months. They will be getting out of prison shortly. I am sure that will be a very very very happy homecoming. Maybe this time they can plot a jewel heist, and when they are caught blame Zimmerman.

  271. actually Wbboei, i did not know that but that sure explains the apple does not fall far from the tree it seems.

  272. admin has lots of avenues to pursue these days….
    ———————-
    Wolf in 12th day of crusade – House leadership stymies select committee
    Published: 12 hours ago & snipped here
    [Rep Frank] Wolf, whose tenure extends back to Ronald Reagan’s 1980 victory, is leading a crusade to get to the bottom of [Benghazi] and he thinks he knows exactly how to do it. He has given speeches on the House floor for 12 days in a row calling for a select committee to investigate Benghazi, a plan he explained in great detail to WND on June 28. See Wolf’s speech from Friday below….
    Wolf believes a public hearing by a select committee is the only way to crack a CIA stonewall.
    “They don’t want them to speak, it’s pretty clear. You sign a non-disclosure agreement that means you’re not supposed to disclose anything. “Now, a subpoena from Congress would supersede that. But if you’re 50, you have a couple of kids, a mortgage, you live in Fairfax County in a house, you have one kid in college and another one going soon, can you afford to lose your job? You can’t do it,” explained Wolf. He said that’s why a public hearing is needed to uncover the truth, so surviving witnesses can feel safe.
    “They need the protection of a public hearing and to be subpoenaed so they can come forward. That allows them to say what really happened.”
    http://www.wnd.com/2013/08/top-republican-challenges-boehner-over-benghazi-probe/

  273. people are complaining on john mccains facebook page today. many negative comments there. time to go add a few.

  274. sirmrks
    August 3, 2013 at 11:20 am

    people are complaining on john mccains facebook page today. many negative comments there. time to go add a few.
    —————
    amen.

    The best word to describe McCain at this point is: traitor.

  275. President Obama vetoes ban on Apple products that Samsung won for patent infringement –

    Wonder what the payoff was for that.

  276. Has this woman literally forgotten that she and Sen Snowe were the ONLY REthugs to help Oblahblah out with his first signature law?

    By Jonathan Easley – 08/03/13 Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) tore into ObamaCare in the Republican weekly address on Saturday, saying it would result in job losses and shorter workweeks for hourly employees.
    http://thehill.com/video/senate/315333-collins-tears-into-obamacare

    If you’re up for a twitter bomb, she is @SenatorCollins.

  277. “I know that Admin.is about to post a Humdinger.”

    Yes, indeed. Bring on the humdinger any second now! We are ready and waiting.

  278. Southern Born
    August 3, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    “I know that Admin.is about to post a Humdinger.”

    Yes, indeed. Bring on the humdinger any second now! We are ready and waiting.

    _______________________________

    AMEN!!! 🙂

  279. I’m worried that our brave, outspoken Admin., with our assistance, has pissed off the powers that be. If Barack sent the Secret Service to get her, we need to start working immediately to collect money for bail and a good attorney. Kidding, of course. If Admin had been targeted for arrest by Holder and the rest of Barack’s Thug Nation, several of us would be next on the list – wbb are you worried yet?

  280. Hopefullly Admin’s gone off for a good old suitable pissup and a relaxing time….we all need a good old blowout sometime.

  281. MSM, functioning as the lap dogs of Obama, attempted to transform a 17 year old delinquent, with a history of drug abuse, and violence, who was tragically killed while brutally attacking an innocent man, into an innocent, misunderstood, victim of racism and hatred.

    And, with the various labels they have applied repeatedly to Snowden- who riskedand lost everything- in order to inform the public of the gross violations of the rights of Americans by an agency of the United States Justice Department, MSM has tried to transform him into a self-serving, uneducated, publicity-seeking traitor. Now they blame him for potentially initiating a new cold war.

    But, try as they might, they have not been able to completely sell the country on Obama’s assertions about Snowden. Maybe people are getting smarter, or could it be that MSM and Obama are just getting dumber. They’re losing this battle. Recent polling indicates 55 percent of the country considers Snowden to be a whistle blower, while only 34 percent considers him to be a traitor. Watch media ratchet up their efforts against Snowden. Barack expects them to convince the country that he’s right and Snowden is a criminal. That’s what his media servants are supposed to do do. That’s why he continues to let them report the faux news. And, if they don’t get the job done on Snowden, NSA may just have to put them on a watch list.

  282. The Saudis got their cut-out, Obama, into Harvard, and thereafter into the presidency. They were the source of the wall of untraceable foreign money which flowed into his campaign. They are the ones who are pushing us to support the Syrian rebels, many of whom are affiliated with al Qaeda. They are the ones who are thrusting us into a confrontation and potential war with Russia. This is the deep secret of Benghazi, and the source of this so called embassy threat.

    Unmasking The Embassy Threat

    It is vital to understand that the embassy closures are a signal of the rapidly escalated intervention in the region by the US. It is a modern day equivalent to the Bay of Pigs, except Barack Hussein Obama is no John F. Kennedy. Those old enough might recall that the CIA trained and inserted a group of “freedom fighters” into Cuba to oust Castro. Exactly like the rebels in Syria, those fighters could never overthrow Castro without direct U.S. military intervention and assistance. The situation is exactly the same in Syria today.

    The difference is that Kennedy saw the plan for exactly what it was – a globalist plan not to defeat communism, but to engage us in a larger war to the benefit of the globalists and the military-industrial complex. He refused to take the bait and in so doing, bought the world time by avoiding World War III.

    Unlike Kennedy who became his own man while in office, Obama continues the globalist agenda by supporting the CIA trained and backed anti-Assad rebels, and is now leading us to the brink of World War III.

    To say that the threat to our embassies is from some nebulous threat by al Qaeda is like saying that the group at the Bay of Pigs were just a bunch of Cuban locals. Nothing that we are being told even remotely approaches the truth, yet few seem to grasp the seriousness of what is unfolding before our very eyes.

    Our involvement in the Middle East and North Africa is so large that it would be difficult not to telegraph our actions in advance. Therefore, is it possible that the unspecified al Qaeda threat is actually a cover story for some anticipated action in the region?

    We are watching brinkmanship at multiple levels on a global chess board. We have done much to destabilize whatever relative peace might have existed in the Middle East through our actions at the hands of our globalist power brokers. Russia, Iran, Syria and China are not amused, and are not looking the other way. The time clock for the anti-Assad rebels is quickly running out. This administration and every elected official who has signed on to do the work of the SAUDIS!!! and their handlers have painted us into a corner from which there is little hope for escape. We cannot trust anything we are being told, and nothing we are being told even remotely approaches the truth.

    We are seeing the beginnings of the transformation from a cold war to a hot war at the nation-state level. We are about to see a trigger event, after which nothing will be the same.

    http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/56999?utm_source=CFP+Mailout&utm_campaign=aafdf31a29-Call_to_Champions&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d8f503f036-aafdf31a29-297700505

  283. This is very serious. Or at least it would be if it was anyone else. Israeli officials are accusing obama by name.
    ==============================================

    Israel National News: Obama Behind Leaks on Israeli Strikes in Syria

    Officials are blaming Barack Obama for recent leaks on Israeli strikes on Syria.

    Israel National News reported:

    The U.S. intelligence community has been leaking information on Israeli air strikes in Syria, and U.S. President Barack Obama is behind the leaks, according to a report in the World Tribune.

    Diplomats told the Tribune that the Obama administration has enabled the U.S. intelligence community to disclose details of Israeli military operations against the armed forces under Syrian President Bashar Assad. These leaks include reporting Israeli air and naval strikes on advanced Iranian and Russian weapons that arrived in 2013.

    “This is a decision that could come only from Obama,” a diplomat said. “[T]his reflects his dismay over the Israeli operations, which the president believes could result in a regional war.”

    “The leaks will continue because there is a lot of resentment within the U.S. intelligence community over Israeli assessments regarding such countries as Egypt, Iran and Syria,” the diplomat added.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/08/israel-national-news-obama-behind-leaks-on-israeli-strikes-in-syria/

  284. Unlike Kennedy who became his own man while in office, Obama continues the globalist agenda
    —————————–
    THAT has been my operating assumption FROM THE BEGINNING.

    Meaning 2007.

    And I have so stated on this blog.

    He is the Manchurian Candidate, but he is not from Manchuria.

    He is from Riyadh, the ancestral home of the House of Saud.

    Haven and home to Mecca, Medina, 6th largest oil reserves in the world.

    Where women must wear veils, cannot drive, and are subject to Sharia law.

    None of this could have happened without the willful blindness, journalistic malpractice, and naivete of big media.

    In all history, if there was ever a group of people who sold their country for a mess of pottage, it is them.

  285. I do not blame Obama for being Obama–he is sick, and we must take a theraputic view of same.

    I do not blame an unsupervised CIA from going rogue.

    I blame only big media–because they have a sacred role under the Constitution.

    Their role is to provide the American people the information they need to make prudent decisions in public and personal affairs.

    KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. And ignorance of what is occurring is, a priori, weakness.

    (A very difficult concept for the Sheeple to grasp, but nevertheless true.)

    This is why the First Amendment is first.

    It is why the press is, theoretically, immune from government control.

    And it is why the press is immune from civil liability absent a showing of willful malice.

    The justification for this broad license is that an unfettered press will act as a watch dog on government.

    Do you believe for one minute that the New York Times, or NBC acts as a watchdog on the Obama Administration?

    If you do, then you have not been paying attention.

    The other justification for this broad license is that it will produce a marketplace of ideas.

    And the test of an idea is its ability to survive in the marketplace of ideas. (According to Justice Holmes)

    Instead, what we have in big media and the test of whether an idea will be reported, which is the only way it will survive, is whether it fits within a pre-determined narrative of big media.

    The big media narrative of NBC, CNN, ABC, NYT, WASHPO as respects Obama is one big lie. Hence, a waste of time.

    The FOX narrative is different from the group think of big media, and that is what makes them worth listening to.

  286. If I could reduce everything I have been saying to one sentence, it would be this:

    Big media has caused the entire system to break down.

  287. I do not blame Obama for being Obama–he is sick, and we must take a theraputic view of same.
    ———————-
    I hope you realize I was being rhetorical. If he were sitting in the booby hatch where he belongs, then we could take a therapeutic view, and no harm would come from it. But ensconced where he is, at 1600 Pennsylvania avenue, he is in a position to do grave harm to the middle class—even as he slobbers on about a grand bargain for the middle class on jobs, which is the tripe he is peddling now. It is like the original episode of the Outer Limits, where an alien appears from outer space, with a book entitled “To Serve Man”. Whereupon, all the sheeple gather around him and believe his intentions are not merely benign, but transcendental, only to find in the end that the book in question is a cook book.

    As a practical matter, the fools who voted for him have no defense. It is hardly surprising that he is not involved the tough decisions of government, but prefers the role of a dancing panda. He told us as much during one of the primary debates. Remember? He said, I am not a chief operating officer. I am chief executive officer material, and he went on to explain, that the role he fancied himself playing was to give guidance–sort of a Moses figure. Well, what he did not say was that his real role was to read speeches, collect money, and fuck off. But by the end of the first term, surely this was obvious to the dimmest bulb. Unfortunately, it was not.

    Which leads to my final point where the electorate is concerned: there is no cure for stupid.

  288. I went on Larry’s site a moment ago, and found confirmation for some of what I have been saying . . . all roads in the Middle East, Langley and the West Wing, lead to one place. And take a wild guess at where that is: the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the political sponsor of Obama. To repeat what I said the other day, perhaps the most important quality a president can have is the ability to exercise an independent judgment on behalf of the American People, whereas the dancing Panda, Obama, is anyone’s dance partner so long as they put money in his pocket. No independent judgment.
    ——————————————-

    More Government Inspired Terror Fearmongering–UPDATE

    By Larry Johnson on August 3, 2013 at 11:22 AM in Current Affairs

    Time to throw the bullshit flag. The Obama Administration, apparently envious of the skill of the Bush Administration in using the threat of terrorism to fuel the fears of citizenry, is out with its own dire warnings and drastic actions:

    The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued potential for terrorist attacks, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa, and possibly occurring in or emanating from the Arabian Peninsula. Current information suggests that al-Qa’ida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks both in the region and beyond, and that they may focus efforts to conduct attacks in the period between now and the end of August. This Travel Alert expires on August 31, 2013.

    Terrorists may elect to use a variety of means and weapons and target both official and private interests. U.S. citizens are reminded of the potential for terrorists to attack public transportation systems and other tourist infrastructure. Terrorists have targeted and attacked subway and rail systems, as well as aviation and maritime services. U.S. citizens should take every precaution to be aware of their surroundings and to adopt appropriate safety measures to protect themselves when traveling.

    We continue to work closely with other nations on the threat from international terrorism, including from al-Qa’ida. Information is routinely shared between the U.S. and our key partners in order to disrupt terrorist plotting, identify and take action against potential operatives, and strengthen our defenses against potential threats.

    BULLSHIT, BULLSHIT and BULLSHIT. This threat is about one country–Saudi Arabia.

  289. The amorphous threat from al Quaeda? . . . which causes us to shut down 22 embassies? . . . the same people we are supplying arms to in order to overthrow Assad? Them? At some point, the explanations we hear from Obama are so internally inconsistent, that they become not merely a lie, but a blatant, transparent, and insulting to our intelligence sort of lie, gladly promoted by big media. Cover-up? What cover-up? Surely not for Obama. After all, they have been so . . . courageous, objective and journalistic, when it comes to him. Right?
    ————————
    Here is what Barack Obama claimed last year on the campaign trail:

    “Thanks to sacrifice and service of our brave men and women in uniform, the war in Iraq is over, the war in Afghanistan is winding down, al Qaeda has been decimated, Osama bin Laden is dead.”

    If Al Qaeda is truly decimated and on the run, your words Obama, not mine, they why are you closing 22 US Embassies? Why are you having Americans cower in fear in the face of a terrorist threat that you insisted had evaporated? (snip)

    If Al Qaeda truly is in a position to attack in 22 separate locations after 12 years of an expensive global war on terrorism, then we, as taxpayers, need a goddamn refund. Bush and Obama have failed. Is that the message? Obama may want to have his cake and eat it too, but he must be confronted with his own duplicity–either Al Qaeda is defeated and on the run or, despite, billions of dollars spent on military and intelligence ventures, Al Qaeda is resurgent and, like zombies, are moving inexorably towards achieving our total destruction. Which is it?

    http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/76196/more-government-inspired-terror-fearmongering/#more-76196

  290. Lets see how long before they scream the usual……..

    http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130804/NATION/308040027/1361/

    Police kill armed 14-year-old boy on NYC street

    New York — A rookie police officer shot and killed a 14-year-old boy on a street early Sunday after he refused to drop his gun and pointed it at them, authorities said.

    Shaaliver Douse died of a single gunshot to his jaw after the confrontation in the Melrose section of the Bronx.

    Two officers with the New York Police Department were on foot patrol when they heard gunfire at around 3 a.m. The officers responded to the scene and found the boy with a 9mm handgun firing shots at a fleeing man, authorities said.

    The officers identified themselves as police and ordered him to drop his weapon, authorities said.

    When he pointed his gun at them, one of the officers shot him, police said. The teenager was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The two officers had joined the department in January.

    Douse had been in trouble with the law before.

    He was charged in May with attempted murder after a 15-year-old boy was shot in a Bronx neighborhood where Douse lived. That shooting took place 2 miles from where Douse was later shot to death.

    Douse was also charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon and menacing in the incident.

    The charges were later dropped, according to News 12 Long Island. At the time, prosecutors did not give a reason but said the case was pending further investigation.

    The Bronx District Attorney’s Office did not immediately return calls from The Associated Press seeking comment Sunday.

  291. Key figures in the Obama administration met on the current al-Qaeda threat on Saturday while the president conducted an intensive golf fiesta at Andrews Air Force Base.
    Not in control of his administration. Not in control of world events. Not in control of the economy. Even.

    Nevertheless, I see hope. Real hope–to squeeze in 18 holes before his toy Air Force 1 departs.

    And real change. Hiding in plain view, infra–towit:

    A power foursome.

    And ne’ry a white cracker in the group.

    Thank Allah that Reggie has returned–as in vini vini viche.

    No need for the Secret Service when Reggie has your back.

    XOXOXO Barack

    Our Champion–helped us cut a fat hog, you did.

    The wealth of the nation sucked into the wallets of Washington insiders–like us.

    Yes, you did it, with our help

    We remain

    Your loyal and gullible amigos to the end

    Big Media

    ——————————

    President Obama set off for the golf course at about 8 a.m., hoping to squeeze in as much play as possible before a scheduled departure to Camp David at 2:30 p.m.

    Three all-male teams hit the golf course to mark the day before Obama’s 52nd birthday, including regulars Reggie Love and Marvin Nicholson, White House chef Sam Kass and college friend Wahid Hamid.

    “Before departing this morning, the president was updated on a potential threat occurring in or emanating from the Arabian Peninsula by Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco. He will continue to be updated through the weekend,” a White House official told the press pool as they waited at the golf course food court.

  292. Whid Hamid? In Obama’s foursome. Who is this jamoke?
    —————
    Wahid Hamid a wealthy Pakistani friend of Obama when he was a freshmam. Hamid and Obama traveled to Karachi, Pakistan after graduation from Occidental and stayed with the family of Mohammed Hasan Chandoo. Hamid is now a vice president at Pepsico in New York City.

  293. The Bronx District Attorney’s Office did not immediately return calls from The Associated Press seeking comment Sunday.
    ——————
    Right there is your problem–the AP.

  294. Black on black crime is not an issue for AP.

    They would prefer to comb through the haystack to find one needle where someone who looks white, or is half white is allegedly responsible, and build a whole cause celebre around that incident, to feed the civil rights lobby, and their perverse America is a racist nation, which is all the minority community and the world hear. They are leftists, and their sole objective, other than making money, is to bring down what they believe is the white power structure. If their goal was to bring down the wealthy power structure, that might be legitimate, but the fact that they are not chasing that one, is proof of what is really going on by the elites over this false racism diatribe: divide and conquer, and hope the ignoranti never wake up to the Machiavellian manipulation which is taking place, and why it is occurring.

  295. Dare say this little thug who darwined himself will be turned into a Saint before the end of the week.

  296. Right: he gets my vote for the darwin award.

    Dressed like a thug.

    Behaved like a thug.

    But he was really just a victim of a racist society.

    So lets hire a million Harvard trained behavioral scientists to figure out how to save others like him.

    And, yes, that makes him not merely a saint but an inspiration to future generations.

    He died so they might live.

  297. “Big media has caused the entire system to break down.”

    wbb, this is absolutely true. Question is, what to do? I liked your suggestion earlier to boycott. I actually think many of us stopped watching some of the MSM channels in 2008.

    If it were possible to organize enough people to boycott sponsors of the programs or anchors who are the worst offenders, maybe that would be a start, but the logistics of something like that would be challenging. I do think there is a multitude of people who would really like to participate in something that would send a message to media.

  298. foxyladi14
    August 4, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Meanwhile, with the biggest threat to America is years,And Obama golfs 🙄

    You know, we are probably safer with him there cuz things go wrong when he is at the wheel….

    Asshat.

    Hillary 2016

  299. Former Muslim Brotherhood member tells us what the government won’t about the terror attack in Benghazi

    Dr. Mark Christian from the Global Faith Institute sent The Gateway Pundit his account of the Benghazi attack on September 11, 2012:

    Syrian president Bashar el Assad, Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah of Lebanon are fully responsible for the death of United States Ambassador Christopher Stevens. President Obama has known this fact since the minute he first learned about the attack.

    Stevens, from his Benghazi base, was stockpiling weapons – and resourcing the expert fighters who could use them – to topple Assad’s rule in Syria. On September 11, 2012, Assad powerfully punched back, raiding the Benghazi compound which housed the armament for his own destruction. Though Assad’s reprisal resulted in the loss of four American lives, including Stevens, he forcefully conveyed that he would not be thrown out of the ring.

    Under President Barack Obama’s direction in the 2011 Arab Spring, the Sunnis had already ousted evil dictators from countries such as Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya. It appeared to be pro-democracy freedom-fighting at its finest. It wasn’t. The overthrown governments were quickly replaced with Muslim-Brotherhood-aligned, Sunni Islamic theocracies. And the next country on the list for overthrow was Syria. But unlike the easier targets of Mubarek, Ben Ali, and Gaddafi, Shiite Syrian leader Bashar Assad has the powerful allies of Iran, Hezbollah, and Russia.

    More@
    http://www.barenakedislam.com/2013/08/03/former-muslim-brotherhood-member-tells-us-what-the-government-wont-about-the-terror-attack-in-benghazi/

  300. Obama on the golf course with his non-white foresome, hoping to get in a round before the rain comes, and the joy ride to wherever the campaign contributors (aka suckers) are to be found, reminds me of a clip from the movie Caddyshack. That movie was shot at Rolling Hills Country Club, and I used to play golf there every quarter with the Southern Conference of Teamsters. Very few of the union men were golfers, but they thought they were, and since it was a scramble format, the odds were somebody in the group would get a decent shot, and when it came to counting their strokes, suffice it to say they were as good at math on the golf course as my friend John Boeher. In the fall of 1981. I played a sudden death match with those guys. The pooled money amounted to $10,000. We won on the fourth hole, and they paid. But then again, that is the code of the street. Anyway, enough of that. Imagine Obama as his eminence on the golf course, and the effect of divine intervention.

  301. But, try as they might, they have not been able to completely sell the country on Obama’s assertions about Snowden. Maybe people are getting smarter, or could it be that MSM and Obama are just getting dumber. They’re losing this battle. Recent polling indicates 55 percent of the country considers Snowden to be a whistle blower, while only 34 percent considers him to be a traitor.
    —————————
    Thank you for mentioning this Freespirit. Your insights on the media are profound, and I hope the public does not succumb on their support of Snowden. As you say, he risked EVERYTHING for this nation, so that we could know the truth of what is happening. I would like to know how people in his generation view what he did. I am not talking about those in the military, they are brainwashed, much as I was at that time in my life. I mean those who have made it their business to think carefully about the corruption, opportunism, and abuse of power which is rampant in this administration from Obama on down, and what it means for their future, and that of their family. I thought Tray Gowdy made a number of excellent points in the video by Foxi above, concerning his transition from prosecutor to congressman. But two of those points were particularly insightful. One was that in politics there are no rules, no referee. (Frankly, that is the role which the media has abdicated for the rosier lights of job security, and power.) The other point he made was that in politics, it is not what is right, but what you can get away with. Again, big media fails to provide the critical check and balance if we are to have representative democracy. On this trail of tears, this trainwreck of an entire nation in slow motion, this boiling the frog, all roads lead to big media.

  302. Shadow, it is summer time. I cannot speak for Admin, but a lot of people I know are on vacation. Nothing is really happening now, except big media is still obsessing about Weiner. This is a real obsession for them, and their demented audience are on the edge of their chairs eagerly awaiting each new development, especially Matthews. But there is really nothing else important going on. The closure of embassies is simply for Saudi Arabia, as Larry has pointed out. It gives a dork like Schumer an opportunity to lecture Obama on how to get tough with Putin–as if he has any idea. It gives Republicans like Kristol a chance to tell Obama he is weak which is hardly news. And, it gives Obama a chance to play golf, and raise money–the only thing he succeeds at. Isn’t that what summers are for? Benghazi is going nowhere, the IRS scandal is kaput, the economy is on life support, Saudi Arabia controls our foreign policy, the dims are evil incarnate, big media is corrupt to the core, and the Republicans are fixing to cave on the two bills that matter, failing to understand that when they do so, they will cease to be a national party. Nothing new to report, except there is little joy in Mudville. 450 comments are not that many. We had over a thousand in two days when things were going on. But nothing is going on nationally. Nothing worth discussing.

  303. Unbelievable!
    ===

    Vito Lopez Campaign Mailer Rewrites History With Doctored Photo Featuring Hillary Clinton
    Some people couldn’t believe their ears when they heard Vito Lopez had launched a City Council bid after fleeing the state Assembly over a sexual harassment scandal. Based on a new campaign mailer suggesting he’s got Hillary Clinton’s support, they may not want to believe their eyes either.

    Updated: Brooklyn’s Lopez, scrambling for political survival after explosive accusations that he groped and tormented a string of female staffers, may be trying to bolster his street cred with women by using a doctored Daily News photo of himself and Clinton on his lit.

    Lopez uses the obviously “enhanced” image in a flyer that hit voters’ mailboxes over the weekend.

    The original image, shot by John Roca for the News on July 20, 2000, shows Lopez standing with Clinton in front of a banner that says “Elect Diana Reyna.”

    But the banner in the photo on the mailer says “Elect Vito Lopez.” The caption blares, “Hillary Clinton praises Assemblyman Vito Lopez for his tireless advocacy on behalf of the elderly.”

    More @ http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2013/08/vito-lopez-campaign-mailer-rewrites-history-with-doctored-photo-featuring-hill

  304. Recently a tweet appeared on my feed that suggested TP change its name like ACORN did, and it worked for that sordid group. I screamed/sarc back how TP had done no wrong and should be proud of name. And yet.
    Christie was the first I heard shout ‘Libertarian’, and here the term is mentioned again. Perhaps something new is going on.
    ‘…The Kentucky Senator is right. The old guard Republicans are clinging to old ideas, stale messaging, and a terribly out of date (and largely inaccurate) public image. It is the Republican Party that has the most potential amongst its own rising stars. Figures like Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Kristi Noem, Sean Duffy, Tim Scott, Adam Kinzinger, and yes, Marco Rubio (I know – his immigration attempt was troubling, but he is a new face with new ideas so we’re gonna include him here) among others, places the GOP as the far more hip and interesting political party -vs- the stale faces of say, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid….
    Senator Paul also understands the Libertarian appeal across party lines….’
    http://theulstermanreport.com/2013/08/04/dont-cut-off-your-nose-to-spite-yourself-republicans-embrace-the-emerging-libertarian-movement/

    Is this a source of hope, or another party split?

  305. EXCLUSIVE: Accused Fort Hood Shooter Gets Daily Helicopter Rides SCOTT FRIEDMAN Posted: 08/05/2013 7:25 AM
    ..The Army told NBC 5 Investigates the daily helicopter rides are necessary because the jail does not have the proper facilities for Hasan to work on his legal defense and transporting Hasan by car creates additional security concerns. Fort Hood does not have its own jail, so Hasan is being held at the Bell County Jail under a special Army contract.Inside the Bell County Jail, the Army requires the Bell County Sheriff provide a private guard for Hasan at least 12 hours a day.
    http://m.nbcdfw.com/nbcdfw/pm_114651/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=J6xE1CDY

  306. Shadow, I was wrong. There is something new:

    For six years, big media has been running a rigged poker game.

    The Republican Party, and no less the American People have been getting fleeced.

    The base of their party saw this, and tried to warn the RINOS that the dealer was corrupt.

    But the RINOS wanted to be liked by big media, and were content to be junior partners in government.

    Therefore, instead of confronting the problem, the RINOS turned on their base, i.e. the Tea Party.

    After the 2012 election, the RINOS were forced to concede the point, and they began criticizing big media.

    To begin with they were tepid, but as time went on they became more forceful.

    The one thing they were unwilling to do, which the base urged them to do, was pick up their chips and leave the game.

    But now, a sea change may be at hand.

    They have drawn a line in the sand.

    If CNN and NBC move forward with plans to do puff pieces on the Democrat candidate in waiting.

    Then the Republican Party will refuse to participate in the debates.

    From a stylistic standpoint, and viewing audience, this would be a disaster for those networks.

    From a substantive standpoint, it would be a very positive development.

    Those two networks no longer bother to hide the fact that they are extensions of the democrat party.

    I hope and pray those networks call the bluff of the Republican Party and produce those movie.

    After all, who is the Republican Party to be threatening them.

    The only one who can threaten them with impunity is Obama.

    I suspect the network will back down, because of the revenue consequences.

    But that is not acceptable.

    If the Republican Party goes forward with the debates, the same biased coverage will persist.

    They need to cut those two networks out of the loop.

    NBC and CNN can stage their own mock debates with an actor posing as the Republican candidate.

    That should be sufficient theater to satisfy their benighted audiences.

    I realize this is a Hillary site, so let me say this on her behalf.

    In 2008, these two networks did everything they could to bring her down.

    In 2016, they are looking to hitch their wagon to her star–since she did not rat them out.

    Their interests are hostile to her and the American People.

    She can win the election without their corrupt hand on the scale.

    Finally, I do not want Hillary to be any more beholden to them than she already is.

    ———————————————————————

    Exclusive-RNC to NBC, CNN: Dump Hillary Docs Or We Will Dump Debates

    by Mike Flynn 5 Aug 2013, 8:00 AM PDT 96 post a comment
    On Monday, RNC Chair Reince Priebus sent stinging letters to NBC and CNN concerning their recently announced decisions to produce films celebrating the life of Hillary Clinton. The RNC sees the odd programing move as an in-kind contribution to Clinton’s presumed campaign for President in 2016. As a result, the party will formally bar Republicans from partnering with the networks on any primary or Presidential debates in 2016.

    Priebus wrote to CNN:

    I find CNN’s actions disturbing and disappointing. Your credibility as a supposedly unbiased news network will most certainly be jeopardized by the decision to show political favoritism and produce an extended commercial for Secretary Clinton’s nascent campaign.

    And to NBC:

    I find this disturbing and disappointing. NBC cannot purport to be a neutral party in American politics, and the credibility of NBC News, already damaged by the partisanship of MSNBC, will be further undermined by the actions of NBC Universal executives who have taken it upon themselves to produce an extended commercial for Secretary Clinton’s nascent campaign.

    The decision by NBC and CNN to produce a mini-series or film about the life of Hillary Clinton is indeed odd. They do not regularly produce films about major figures in American politics. Perhaps I missed it, but I don’t recall a network bio of former Secretary of State Condolezza Rice. I also haven’t seen films about NY Senator Kristin Gillibrand or First Ladies Laura Bush and Michelle Obama.

    The RNC Summer meeting is August 14th. Unless the networks scuttle their plans to produce their Hillary Clinton films, Priebus will seek a binding vote by the full RNC to bar the party from partnering with, or sanctioning, any primary or Presidential debate with the two networks.

    The 2016 campaign for President has begun

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/08/05/RNC-to-NBC-CNN-Dump-Hillary-Docs-Or-We-Will-Dump-Debates

  307. foxyladi14
    August 5, 2013 at 10:45 am
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    Take another look at the video you posted above, and notice the reaction of the big media whores to what George Will is saying. The looks, the body language, the shaking of the head, the glances at the moderator scream one thing. We are Washington insiders, we benefit from big government and we are skiddish about libertarians who speak for the nation, ergo we want the dangerous thug Cristy, because he will promote policies beneficial to our economic interests at the expense of the nation. That is the emerging consensus of the big media elites.

  308. Big media is a bully. The way to deal with big media is bloody them up. Obama has been doing it all along. It is high time that the other party did the same thing. They must stop being a punching bag for the big media elites. They need to make a habit of kicking them in the balls, in other words, the pocket book.

  309. wbboei
    August 5, 2013 at 4:12 am

    Shadow, it is summer time. I cannot speak for Admin, but a lot of people I know are on vacation. Nothing is really happening now, except big media is still obsessing about Weiner. This is a real obsession for them, and their demented audience are on the edge of their chairs eagerly awaiting each new development, especially Matthews. But there is really nothing else important going on.

    —-
    Thanks for the rundown Wbb, several days I either couldn’t get the website to load, or the browser couldn’t even get the site to come up at all.

  310. holdthemaccountable

    August 5, 2013 at 7:53 am

    I hope he can get past the establishment rethugs. He impresses me more and more each day. With Hillary out, my votes for McCain and Romney were votes AGAINST bumbles. If Hillary doesn’t run (or runs and somehow loses the Dem nomination) and Rand wins the GOP nomination, its looking more and more like I would be voting FOR him.

    Hillary 2016

  311. wbboei

    August 5, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    They have drawn a line in the sand.

    If CNN and NBC move forward with plans to do puff pieces on the Democrat candidate in waiting.

    Then the Republican Party will refuse to participate in the debates.

    From a stylistic standpoint, and viewing audience, this would be a disaster for those networks.

    From a substantive standpoint, it would be a very positive development.

    Those two networks no longer bother to hide the fact that they are extensions of the democrat party.

    I hope and pray those networks call the bluff of the Republican Party and produce those movie.

    After all, who is the Republican Party to be threatening them.

    Firstly, a huge KUDOS to Reince!! THIS is how a party chairman should behave, as opposed to Shultz who told her constituents that her reason for being DNC chair was to feather her own cap (asshat). Like you, I pray that CNN and NBC calls the RNC bluff, but only if Reince is ready to play his full house. All those networks have is two pair of non face cards, i.e. the best they can do is to say or produce pieces that slightly disparage Hillary in the name of ‘fairness’ or whatever they feel they can say to salvage any integrity they might perceive they have.

    In 2008, these two networks did everything they could to bring her down.

    In 2016, they are looking to hitch their wagon to her star–since she did not rat them out.

    Their interests are hostile to her and the American People.

    She can win the election without their corrupt hand on the scale.

    Finally, I do not want Hillary to be any more beholden to them than she already is.

    This is a bit more dicey. Yes, the country is starving for good leadership. Yes, she would dismantle any of the current potential candidates on either side of the aisle. Yes, world leaders would welcome her as the next bright light coming from the center of the free world. Yes, I thinks she recognizes the MSM’s treachery. All that said, I think that she knows how valuable that much free advertising is that both stations would knowingly run over and over and over again anytime they see a dip in their ratings. Also, I haven’t seen any reports that she has any say in the production or shooting of the two documentaries, which makes it impossible for her to veto or stop the movies from going forward. At best, she can decline to participate. As dumb as this electorate is, I doubt they majority would recognize that her doing that is an honest attempt to distance herself from being a part of those pieces.

    I doubt that NBC would be smart enough to do this, but they own Bravo. They could very well produce their documentary and show it on Bravo to try and eliminate any appearance of bias (yeah, right.) I think CNN owns HNN, which gives them the same option. Yes, they would lose a massive amount of add dollars, but at least the river now gives them a weak full house that they can play in the GOP’s face.

    Hillary 2016

  312. So where was Reince and the other Republicans who are having a fit about the Hillary movie back when Romney was going into debates with liberals like Candy Crowley, Martha Raddiz, and Bob what’s his name?
    Did they not have any input or influence in helping the Republican presidential nominee? Where was ol’ Karl then?

    I smell Karl and the run he is setting up for Jeb in the “new” supposed big, tough stance the Reps are supposedly taking now.

  313. CNN has responded to the ultimatum from the RNC.

    They refuse to cancel the puff piece.

    And they go on to say that it would be a disservice to the voters if the RNC refuses to partner with them.

    One look at the CNN debate hosted by Crowley will prove the exact opposite.

    That response will remind voters of how Crowley abused her position as moderator.

    Her vile tactics can be played back like instant replay in football, in slow motion, with expert commentary.

    Obviously, this letter caught them off guard, and they responded without thinking.

    Thinking about all those hundreds of millions of revenue dollars they will lose.

    Thinking about how they should have responded.

    And wondering how they can get the Republicans to come back. A different moderator? Forget it.

    Worrying about how this will benefit their competitors, who are licking their chops.

    And realizing that it will be hard for the Republicans to back down from the ultimatum.

    In labor relations, it is not uncommon for management to face an ultimatum by the union.

    And the stupid response is to put on the war paint and say let them try it, they will crawl back begging.

    So the union strikes, a week goes by, then two weeks, and the company begins losing major customers.

    Then, the question for management becomes how the fuck do you get them back.

    That is the position CNN has put itself in, by calling the Republican ultimatum. Real stupid.

    NBC is lashed to the same fate, although they handled it a little better.

    Given their past history however they needed to be proactive, rather than simply denying responsibility.

    They could have taken a leaf out of the Immelt playbook when as head of GE he pierced the corporate veil.

    Comcast will make some gesture, but the answer by the RNC must be what part of the word no don’t you understand?

    Now when those networks do a hatchet job on the Republican candidate, people will realize they are partisan.

    But the RINOs need to remember that they must either hang together on this position, or they will hang separately.
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    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/08/05/CNN-to-RNC-disservice-to-voters

  314. wbboei
    August 5, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    CNN has responded to the ultimatum from the RNC.

    They refuse to cancel the puff piece.

    And they go on to say that it would be a disservice to the voters if the RNC refuses to partner with them.

    And so the poker game begins, and it is Reince to make the next move. CALL A VOTE OF YOUR MEMBERS! REFUSE TO DEBATE ON CNN!! DRAW A LINE IN THE SAND!! The best thing about calling CNN’s hand is that you aren’t even going all in. It is a move that might actually WIN the GOP a decent slice of independents and libertarians in the midst of all the ‘Hillary is the Dem nominee before she declares’, AND it is a move that would shows that the rethugs are serious about representing the people.

    What are you going to do Reince?

    Hillary 2016

  315. Southern Born
    August 5, 2013 at 4:32 pm
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    No doubt whatsoever they vetted this with Rove, among others. (I hope they ran it by McCain too, because if I were advising those networks I would say he is senile and cantankerous, and ready to retire. Therefore, he is a good bet to sell out the Republican position, just like he always does. I suspect they ran it by everybody, so there are no surprises when they vote on the issue in August. Personally, I would love to buy stock in those two companies, go to the shareholder meeting and threaten to launch a shareholder derivative suit over any drop in stock value resulting from this improvident decision which is beyond the scope of the normal business judgment defense.

    But that was not the driving force behind this decision is the potential candidacy of Jeb Bush. The driving force was seeing how, at all points on the compass, those two media have ceased to be an honest broker, hence there must be no more dealing with them. The more I reflect on this, the more I believe that they set a trap, and that scumbag–Jeff Zucker, formerly head of NBC and now of CNN walked right into it. This tells me he is most likely a partisan hot head.

  316. What are you going to do Reince?
    ————————
    He will follow through. This move has the backing of the RINOS. And the grass roots response will undoubtedly support it and ask the RINOS what took you so long? Once the Republicans have endorsed the RNC position, the two offending networks will start looking for a compromise. But I seriously doubt that the base will allow the RNC to accept a compromise. Now that they have vowed not to “partner” with those networks, I seriously doubt there is any compromise with those hyper partisan networks that would satisfy both wings of the party. Simply put, Zucker fucked himself.

  317. Thinking further about all this, I begin to suspect that the ultimate motive here will be to unite the two wings of the party, and this ultimatum will help to accomplish that objective. Zucker’s response merely made it easier for the establishment Republicans to accomplish that objective, and given his biases that is the last thing he wanted to do. I can think of no better reason for a CEO to think before he reacts, and to lay down his self flattering unction.

  318. So here is what the scorecard looks like for CNN chief Zucker:

    He responded to the ultimatum in such a way as to lose hundreds of millions of dollars for this company, advantage his competitors, and unite the fractious political party he opposes.

    Smart guy, huh?

  319. So if FOX were to air a movie that was positive to Christie, Jeb Bush, Paul, Rubio or whoever the Rep nominiee is, will the Dems refuse to debate on that network? After seeing what was done to Hillary especially by the vile Tim Russert and others in the debates of 2008 and after seeing how partisan the moderators in the 2012 Obama/Rommey debates were, would it be a horrible thing to MPT have televised presidental debates?

    Will debates ever be fair again?

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