Archive for June, 2013


Under the Fedora: A Really Bad Week

A lot has happened this week that has not been fun for a conservative.

On Monday the Senate passed the Corker Hoeven amendment and managed to get cloture on the “immigration” amnesty bill.

It amazes me that the same republicans who have complained loudly in the budget debate that we can’t have tax increases with the promise of spending cuts later are willing to allow legislation with the promise of future securing of the border.

I’m particularly disappointed with Senator Rubio & Senator Ayotte. Both had been supported by Sarah Palin and Tea Party groups and both had promised not to be supportive of amnesty.

Palin is not amused:

Palin said Rubio had promised that “border security would come first,” and he would not support “legalization of illegal immigrants” and “amnesty” before border security while running in the Florida Republican Senate primary against Charlie Crist in 2010. She said Ayotte, whom she endorsed, had on her campaign website in 2010 that there were “no excuses” not to secure the border and also said she would not support amnesty.

“I think that they should be challenged. I don’t have a problem with heated debates and contested primaries where they have to answer to constituents regarding their flip-flopping on such a fundamental position as amnesty for illegal immigrants,” she told Gibson. “I don’t have a problem at all with contested primaries. In fact, competition makes us all better and makes us be held accountable and I’d like to see them held accountable and answer as to why it is that they flip-flopped.”


On Rubio there are two possibilities that come to my mind. Rubio might have been played, he’s fairly young and occasionally such people are played. If he just came out and said so people would let it go.

As for Senator Ayotte I suspect part of this flip is out of deference to her allies McCain and Graham who she has worked closely with on Benghazi (and done yeoman work) but I suspect part of it is because she was trying to get the left off of her back over the Toomey Manchin.

If she had only waited

Nashua Mayor Donnalee Lozeau said she resigned from “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” on May 10, shortly after joining the nationwide coalition, because it went beyond its stated principles of “keeping illegal guns out of dangerous hands.”
Lozeau said she did not know when she joined the group that it would “unfairly attack” fellow Nashuan Sen. Kelly Ayotte in a $2 million barrage of ads after Ayotte opposed an amendment calling for universal background checks for gun purchases in April.

The heat might have decreased. And if this report is true

Speaker John A. Boehner reiterated to House Republicans this morning that he will not bring up the Senate’s immigration overhaul for a vote in the House. “Weeks ago, I — along with Eric, Kevin, Cathy and Bob Goodlatte — issued a statement making clear that the House is not going to just take up and vote on whatever the Senate passes,” Boehner told lawmakers, per a source in the room. “We’ll do our own bill, through regular order and it’ll be a bill that reflects the will of our majority and the people we represent.”

As Sean Connery’s Character said in the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen “Wait, always wait”

On Tuesday in Massachusetts Ed Markey running in a special election with no other democrat on the ballot managed to only pull 60% of the vote that one of the worst candidates in US Senate History Martha Coakley.

Opposing him was Gabriel Gomez, Navy Seal, Navy Pilot, successful businessman and a 1st Generation immigrant from Columbia. With the GOP arguing loudly that the immigration bill needed to pass to get Hispanics to be willing to vote Democrats Gomez who won the primary with over 50% despite straying from the bases position on Climate Change, Gun Control, was apparently a perfect fit since he also endorsed the gang of eight bill even before the Corker Hoeven was suggested.

And while Gomez won several towns back that Brown had lost in 2012 the appeal among Hispanic voters was apparently overstated:

So on election day they went to a city with many people from “Hispanica” and said: “Look our candidate is a child of Hispanica just like you! Come vote for him!” But the people of that city said: We’ve never heard of a country called “Hispanica” Our parents come from a country called “The Dominican Republic” and they voted for the party they always did.

Then they went to another town and said “Look our candidate is from the land of Hispanica just like you” and the people of that town said: “We’ve never heard of a land called ‘Hispanica” our fathers came from a land called “Brazil” and they voted for the party they always did.

Ok that’s not exactly how it happened but the bottom line is he drew only 45% of the vote.

I’m sorry, Gabriel Gomez is a nice guy with a great personal story but if supporting amnesty doesn’t do the trick with Spanish speaking voters when you’re running a 1st generation Colombian with the last name “Gomez” odds are you aren’t going to do better supporting this kind of bill with the last name “Alexander” or Graham.

Then later in the evening after a long Filibuster in the Texas was finally broken the mob managed to stall long enough to block a bill that would have prevented the next Kermit Gosnell in Texas. Stopping the bill made the left absolutely giddy.

Donna Brazille compared the fight to stop that abortion bill to the civil rights era. She was right in on respect, just like in the old days the people fighting hardest for the right to kill black children were democrats.

Then came Wednesday and a pair of Supreme Court rulings, first the a section of DOMA was overturned meaning the Federal government has to treat gay married couples in state where it is legal in terms of benefits. The most amazing thing about the ruling was the impugning of the motives of all those who have opposed Gay Marriage as Rush put it:

In 1996, the Defense of Marriage Act passed the House of Representatives 342 to 67. It passed the Senate 85 to 14. What a bunch of bigots! The Supreme Court majority today said that all of those 342 in the House and those 85 in the Senate passed the Defense of Marriage Act ’cause they hated gays.

And they wanted to punish gays, and they wanted to demean gays, and they wanted to impugn gays, and they wanted to impugn homosexuality. That’s why 342 members of the House passed DOMA, and that’s why 85 Senators voted for it. Bill Clinton signed it into law, and today Bill Clinton and his lovely and gracious wife, Hillary Rodham Rodham, issue a statement hailing the decision overturning the Defense of Marriage Act which he signed into law.

Nobody was talking about this at all 20 years ago. Who knew the entire population of the country since its founding was a bunch of evil bigots all that time? No wonder the self-righteous left hates them so.

Worse than the first decision was the second that effectively repealed California’s Prop 8 which was a ballot initiative forbidding gay marriage in the California constitution.

The court rules the people appealing a lower court that cancelled out the successful referendum did not have standing. The problem the folks who DID have standing to appeal, the state had vehemently opposed the referendum (which is why the people went that route) and absolutely refused to defend it in court:

Why go through all that time and effort and expense when even if you win, all the party machine needs is a single sympathetic lower court judge to rule in their and violà you’re foiled without standing to appeal.

Fans of Gay Marriage might be cheering today, but not as loud as fans of one party autocratic government.

But the thing that hit me the hardest this week is this:

I have been banned in Britain. My crime? My principled dedication to freedom. I am a human rights activist dedicated to freedom of speech, freedom of conscience and individual rights for all before the law. I fiercely oppose violence and the persecution and oppression of minorities under supremacist law. I deplore violence and work for the preservation of freedom of speech to avoid violent conflict.

I have never been convicted of any crime. I have never been arrested. I became a writer and activist in the wake of 911.

For this I am banned. I shed no tears. I am banned from Mecca, too.

When the current queen dies England will die. There will still be a place on the map called “England” but the name will mean nothing.

And to top it all off the Bruins blew the Stanley Cup and June has been the worst month for DaTipJar all year and my brother-in-law is bad….Very Bad

Not the best of weeks.


Under the Fedora IRS, Newsworthy Protests and Dead Cats

On Wednesday 10,000 Tea party members came to the Capital on short notice to protest the IRS scandal. TEA generally stands for Taxed Enough Already but this time it stood for Targeted Enough Already. It’s my opinion that this scandal is the only one with legs due to the legalities involved, but as I watch the left continue to circle the wagons for Barack Obama and the IRS I’m reminded of an old Star Trek Episode the Enterprise Incident.

COMMANDER: But I doubt it’ll clear you of espionage.

KIRK: We were not spying, Commander.

COMMANDER: Your language has always been most difficult for me, Captain. Perhaps you have another word for it.

KIRK: You’re grossly mistaken if you think we were there…

COMMANDER: Captain, if a Romulan vessel ventured far into Federation territory without good explanation, what would a starbase commander do? You see, it works both ways.

Is there a single member of the left that would buy this administration’s explanations for the IRS scandal (or in fact any of the scandals) if they were coming from the Bush administration?

I think not.

Incidentally for my non-geek readers, the reason why the Romulans were using ” Klingon Design” for their ship was because a production assistant stepped on the Romulan model while unpacking them.

The Edward Snowden story becomes odder and odder, I haven’t decided if he’s just a traitor trying to bring the country down or a fanatic who thinks it was necessary to stop government overreach but Bob Schieffer made an excellent point on the subject:

Some of the people I admire most took on the government — men and women who led the civil rights movement: Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. They are true heroes.

I’m not ready to put Edward Snowden in that category.

For one thing, I don’t remember Martin Luther King Jr. or Rosa Parks running off and hiding in China. The people who led the civil rights movement were willing to break the law AND suffer the consequences. That’s a little different than putting the nation’s security at risk and running away.

The case reminds me a bit of the Kate Hunt case there was a real rush to turn him into a hero by some and I suspect they will regret it as more information comes out.

I really dislike Glenn Greenwald as a rule. He was one of the “It’s America’s fault just after 9/11” and frankly I wouldn’t doubt for one moment that the injury to security of the country is to his liking but I’ll give him this. He has been no hypocrite. He has been just as hard on the Obama administration as he was on the Bushes.

None of the other scandals were able to get bring the president’s numbers down with youth but this one has and my oldest believes he knows the reason:

while the youth might not care about the implications of silencing the Tea Party or dead navy seals but they know that industry and they how much they want stiff penalties for illegal downloads.

My son told me he has friends who have been downloading movies and songs for years who literally are afraid of using their computers since the NSA scandal broke.

You want to get people excited hit them where they live and today youth live online.

The tea party protest in Washington wasn’t the only protest that took place recently. There was an Anti-gun protest in San Bernedino that I found interesting.

Exactly six months after 20 children and six adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., a small group from Organizing for Action stood here Friday with 26 flags and signs calling for stricter gun control.

What’s significant about this protest was that the San Bernadino Sun sent a staff writer to cover this protest and devoted almost 200 words to the story of a protest that drew only three people.

Mind you this same paper when the March for life took place and 500,000 showed up in Washington DC and over 50,000 showed up in San Francisco didn’t find it newsworthy enough for an entry.

People wonder why the left is so afraid of the Koch brothers possibility buying the LA Times. This is why.

Senator Ted Cruz is on a roll, first he goes after the Immigration bill (nobody has yet explained why people unwilling to enforce immigration laws before amnesty would be willing to do so afterward. He then came up with this tweet concerning the white House arming Syrian Rebels:


The Word you’re looking for is “Bazinga!”


Matt Smith’s upcoming departure as the Doctor has led me to begin reviewing his episodes in order. The first three are here here and here.


This week is the best sports week of the year, you have Baseball, and you have the Stanley Cup Finals and the NBA finals all at once. One might argue for a different time but unless baseball is in the mix it doesn’t count.

So far the NBA finals and the NHL finals have really lived up to the hype. Some of the best Hockey and Basketball of the year continues to be played right now.

Some TV? Burn Notice is in its final season, I’ve never understood of announcing at the star of a season that a popular series is about to end, I can understand a actor wanting to move on but considering how many actors never find another series I’d stick with what works. Then again if a writer is bored and new writers are brought in, the quality almost always suffers.

Speaking of TV did MeTv pick the perfect time to bring back Hogan’s Heroes or what, consider this promo:

Doesn’t Sgt.Schultz sound like the president when being asked about various scandals?

Finally had to kill the cat this week, we’ve had it for a dozen years and got her at age 5. I was struck that the vet was still affected emotionally given that they kill animals on a daily basis.

You might notice that I use “kill” rather than “put down” or “put to sleep” because that is what was done. My wife is very angry at me for using those words instead of euphemisms.

I’m reminded of a scene from the Movie: The Fighting Kentuckian. Breen (John Wayne) has been captured by the bad guys who are preparing to kill him.

Hayden: Good night Mr Breen

Breen: You mean I can go

Hayden: Anytime

Breen: What makes you think I will?

Hayden: Because that way you’ve got a chance, a small one but a chance

Breen: Well, never let it be said I didn’t take it.

As a Catholic the #1 imperative for a human is salvation but as a cat like all animals has no soul the #1 imperative is survival. Given that the cat had a 0% of survival going to the vet to be drugged to death I can’t see how that’s kinder that giving her fighting chance to live another day, week or month.

But that’s me.

Later all.


FREE STUFF? … what is wrong with this?

I Posting this EMAIL for A FEW OF THE “THINKERS” who follow this blog and the show.

IT REFLECTS THE FEELINGS OF A LOT OF PEOPLE. I have never heard this said as simply or as well.
Class war at its best.

The folks who are getting the free stuff don’t like
the folks who are paying for the free stuff, because
the folks who are paying for the free stuff can no longer
afford to pay for both the free stuff and their own stuff.

And the folks who are paying for the free stuff want the free stuff to stop.

And the folks who are getting the free stuff want even more
free stuff on top of the free stuff they are already getting!

Now… the people who are forcing the people who pay
for the free stuff have told the people who are RECEIVING
the free stuff that the people who are PAYING for the
free stuff are being mean, prejudiced, and racist.

So… the people who are GETTING the free stuff have been
convinced they need to hate the people who are paying for the
free stuff by the people who are forcing some people to pay
for their free stuff and giving them the free stuff in the first place.

We have let the free stuff giving go on for so long that there
are now more people getting free stuff than paying for the
free stuff.

Now understand this.
All great democracies have committed financial suicide somewhere
between 200 and 250 years after being founded. The reason?

The voters figured out they could vote themselves money
from the treasury by electing people who promised to give
them money from the treasury in exchange for electing them.

The United States officially became a Republic in 1776, 236 years ago. The number of people now getting free stuff
outnumbers the people paying for the free stuff.

Failure to change that spells the end of the United States
as we know it.

A Nation of Sheep Breeds a Government of Wolves!


You may not hear what happened to the shoe bomber … except here!

Remember the guy who got on a plane with a bomb built into his shoe and tried to light it?

Did you know his trial is over?
Did you know he was sentenced?
Did you see/hear any of the judge’s comments on TV or Radio?
Didn’t think so.!!!

Everyone should hear what the judge had to say.

Ruling by Judge William Young, US District Court.

Prior to sentencing, the Judge asked the defendant if he had anything to say His response: After admitting his guilt to the court for the record, Reid also admitted his ‘allegiance to Osama bin Laden, to Islam, and to the religion of Allah,’ defiantly
stating, ‘I think I will not apologize for my actions,’ and told the court ‘I am at war with your country.’

Judge Young then delivered the statement quoted below:

Judge Young: “Mr. Richard C. Reid, hearken now to the sentence the Court imposes upon you.

On counts 1, 5 and 6 the Court sentences you to life in prison in the custody of the United States Attorney General. On counts 2, 3, 4 and 7, the Court sentences you to 20 years in prison on each count, the sentence on each count to run consecutively. (That’s 80 years.)

On count 8 the Court sentences you to the mandatory 30 years, again to be served consecutively to the 80 years just imposed. The Court imposes upon you for each of the eight counts a fine of $250,000, that’s an aggregate fine of $2 million. The Court accepts the government’s recommendation with respect to restitution and orders restitution in the amount of $298.17 to Andre Bousquet and $5,784 to American Airlines.

The Court imposes upon you an $800 special assessment. The Court imposes upon you, five years supervised release simply because the law requires it. But the life sentences are real life sentences so I need go no further.

This is the sentence that is provided for by our statutes. It is a fair and just sentence. It is a righteous sentence.

Now, let me explain this to you. We are not afraid of you or any of your terrorist co-conspirators, Mr. Reid. We are Americans. We have been through the fire before. There is too much war talk here and I say that to everyone with the utmost respect. Here in this court, we deal with individuals as individuals and care for individuals as individuals. As human beings, we reach out for justice.

You are not an enemy combatant. You are a terrorist. You are not a soldier in any war. You are a terrorist. To give you that reference, to call you a soldier, gives you far too much stature. Whether the officers of government do it, or your attorney does it, or if you think you are a soldier, you are not—–, you are a terrorist. And we do not negotiate with terrorists. We do not meet with terrorists. We do not sign documents with terrorists. We hunt them down one by one and bring them to justice.

So war talk is way out of line in this court. You are a big fellow. But you are not that big. You’re no warrior. I’ve known warriors. You are a terrorist. A species of criminal that is guilty of multiple attempted murders. In a very real sense, State Trooper Santiago had it right when you first were taken off that plane and into custody and you wondered where the press and the TV crews were, and he said:

‘You’re no big deal. ‘

You are no big deal.

What your able counsel and what the equally able United States attorneys have grappled with and what I have, as honestly as I know how, tried to grapple with, is why you did something so horrific. What was it that led you here to this courtroom today?

I have listened respectfully to what you have to say. And I ask you to search your heart and ask yourself what sort of unfathomable hate led you to do what you are guilty, and admit you are guilty, of doing? And, I have an answer for you. It may not satisfy you, but as I search this entire record, it comes as close to understanding as I know.

It seems to me, you hate the one thing that to us is most precious. You hate our freedom. Our individual freedom. Our individual freedom to live as we choose, to come and go as we choose, to believe or not believe as we individually choose. Here, in this society, the very wind carries freedom. It carries it everywhere from sea to shining sea. It is because we prize individual freedom so much that you are here in this beautiful courtroom, so that everyone can see, truly see, that justice is administered fairly, individually, and discretely. It is for freedom’s sake that your lawyers are striving so vigorously on your behalf, have filed appeals, will go on in their representation of you before other judges.

We Americans are all about freedom. Because we all know that the way we treat you, Mr. Reid, is the measure of our own liberties. Make no mistake though. It is yet true that we will bear any burden; pay any price, to preserve our freedoms. Look around this courtroom. Mark it well. The world is not going to long remember what you or I say here. The day after tomorrow, it will be forgotten, but this, however, will long endure.

Here in this courtroom and courtrooms all across America , the American people will gather to see that justice, individual justice, justice, not war, individual justice, is in fact being done. The very President of the United States through his officers, will have to come into courtrooms and lay out evidence on which specific matters can be judged and juries of citizens will gather to sit and judge that evidence democratically, to mold and shape and refine our sense of justice.

See that flag, Mr. Reid? That’s the flag of the United States of America . That flag will fly there long after this is all forgotten. That flag stands for freedom. And it always will.

Mr. Custody Officer. Stand him down.”

So, how much of this Judge’s comments did we hear on our TV sets? We need more judges like Judge Young. Pass this around. Everyone should, and needs to, hear what this fine judge had to say. Powerful words that strike home.

Please SEND this—-so that everyone has a chance to read it.


Under the Fedora: Is it Nixon Yet (again)

Edward Snowden is the big news of the week. I have some advice for all concerned, consider the basic facts in evidence that are not in dispute:

Edward Snowden violated federal law and his oath.

Edward Snowden leaked a highly classified security program

Edward Snowden fled to a Communist Country our single biggest rival/enemy

No matter what you think of the NSA Prism programs, Mr. Snowden’s motivations or even the necessity of the exposure of this scandal, these facts are not in dispute and I suggest people be very careful before declaring him Horatius at the Bridge.


Meanwhile is other longstanding scandal news…


More and more calls have been coming for Eric Holder’s resignation, it’s been suggested that Obama is keeping his as a lightning rod but this is a foolish move.

The professional media left (read the MSM) is indifferent to the IRS, scandal and Benghazi as much as they were about Fast and Furious but the AP/Fox story hits them where they live. As long as Holder is there the Obama scandals will get coverage, but once Holder is gone the media will portray this as the president taking action and move along.

I’m really surprised the White House hasn’t figured that out yet.

For a while the defenders of the administration have been running around in circles coming up with every possible explanation as to why each and every scandal is no big deal. Via Mark Steyn at NRO we see Senator Mark Kirk has managed to get down to the nitty gritty.

Here’s another congressional-subcommittee transcript highlight of the week. Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois asks the attorney general if he’s spying on members of Congress and thereby giving the executive branch leverage over the legislative branch. Eric Holder answers:

“With all due respect, senator, I don’t think this is an appropriate setting for me to discuss that issue.”

Senator Kirk responded that “the correct answer would be, ‘No, we stayed within our lane and I’m assuring you we did not spy on members of Congress.’” For some reason, the attorney general felt unable to say that. So I think we all know what the answer to the original question really is.

That’s what it comes down to, if the administration could answer these questions in an honest and straightforward way they would.

That they can’t continues to speak volumes, the question becomes are American’s listening.


I’ve been amazed at the reliable playing of the Race card by defenders of the president as well, a card that many people believed would be the Obama administration would be the end of this kind of thing. (I’m even more amazed that people actually believed this would be the case)

Politically it’s not foolish, this card continues to resonate with the black community who has been made to believe that the only reason the right opposes Obama is because of his skin color.

No matter where the evidence leads this community is not going to believe there is cause to blame this president. I suspect if we had Obama on film wearing a White Hood and burning a cross the black community would stand behind him.



Speaking of the Race card we are seeing it being played AGAINST Gabriel Gomez by a Spanish language newspaper in Boston. They suggest that Gomez is Latino in Name only.

Think about that, what about Gabriel Gomez is insufficiently Hispanic, his command of English, his success as a Navy pilot, as a Navy Seal, his success in business.

Perhaps if he was on EBT he would be acceptable?

If that article and that argument had been made by a conservative publication that media organ would have been accused of racism,…and they’d be right.


I’m also convinced that my friend Michael Graham is dead wrong concerning this election, he is planning on staying home as are a lot of his listeners rather than vote for Gabriel Gomez.

Gabriel Gomez is not running against Michael Sullivan anymore, he’s not running against Ted Cruz or Sarah Palin, he’s running against Ed Markey.

If conservatives willing to stay home and allow Ed Markey to be elected then we deserve what we get, just like the millions of conservatives that stayed home are to blame for Barack Obama.

How’s that working out for ya?


Unemployment is up to 7.6%. The left is blaming Sequester for this and the poor economy.

For four years George Bush was to blame for the Obama Economy and now Sequester is being blamed in year five.

Barack Obama is the ultimate affirmative action hire, he will never be held responsible for anything as long as he is in the white house.


The Boston Bruins have swept the Pittsburgh Penguins to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals where they will face the Chicago Black Hawks.

It’s important to remember that the Bruins were down 4-1 early in the 3rd period of game seven vs Toronto and down two goals with 1:45 to play and tied it with two empty net goals..

When people say it’s not worth fighting in situations it’s something worth remembering.


The Santa Monica shooting is going to lead to another attempt to grab guns.

Yeah after the IRS scandal and the NSA and PRISM people are really going to be anxious to be disarmed by their government.


The upcoming gas tax increase in Massachusetts along with it being indexed to inflation gives yet another reason for the business minded to flee the state. I’m surprised Rick Perry hasn’t sent a thank you card to Deval Patrick. You can’t buy that kind of publicity.


I’m still upset at Matt Smith leaving as the Doctor after 3 seasons (and four years). When it comes down to it I think he needed at least one more year, but in fairness this is about average for people who have held the role.

Actors seems to be afraid to take the role for being typecast and identified as the Doctor. I think that’s foolish. Being the Doctor means you bring a ready made audience with you to whatever future role you have.

If you are trying to make a living in the entertainment business that is a GOOD thing..

I’d like to see an actor willing to take the role for at least 5 years the next time around. I think an older established actor would be more willing to do so.


A lot of conservatives are crowing over Fox’s RedEye at 3 AM outdrawing Morning Joe at 6-9 in key demographics .

The problem is Morning Joe isn’t competing with Fox, they’re not interesting in beating them. They’re playing to be the show of choice along the coasts from DC to Boston and from SF to LA.

Anyone who pretends otherwise is deluding themselves.

Finally I’m still amazed at the number of posts Instapundit gets up in one day. What’s more amazing is he’s pretty much done this every single day for a decade.

If or shall I say when this ends it will be interesting to see who replaces him, if anyone. He has a lot of blogchildren but none have risen to his level.

What will we do when he’s gone?

See you next week

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Happy Birthday to our 40th.. and Greatest…

CELEBRATING RONALD REAGAN: Today we honor the life and legacy of a truly great American, Ronald Wilson Reagan. During his eight years in office, President Reagan proved to the world that America’s best days are still ahead. Decades later, the Gipper’s legacy continues to inspire our country, our government and our ideals.

What’s your favorite memory of our 40th President?


Krauthammer Says the Obama/Clinton 10:00 PM Phone Call May Be ‘The Biggest Scandal Of All’

Hillary Clinton’s State Department Accountability Review Board also never interviewed the two highest ranking individuals directly dealing with the attack. It did not interview Hillary Clinton or Gregory Hicks. Hicks was the highest ranking official at the embassy after the Ambassador Stevens was killed. Hicks was on the phone with Clinton at 2 Am during the attack.

Never interviewed. Security was actually reduced in the weeks leading up to the attack, even though there was a huge hole the wall surrounding the compound. During the attack, no military assets were deployed and senior officers seeking to respond were told to stand down. Some have been since been relieved of their duty or reassigned.

Do not accept that someone else will cover this. Many of us served in the military so you would have the freedom to exercise your First Amendment rights.

Contact talk radio. Howie Carr. Call the Chump line. Call Michael Graham. Write a letter to the editor. All of you.

Call Rush. Sean Hannity. O’reilly, Caputo. Keep banging the drums. MAKE THIS IMPORTANT.

Call your congressmen. Does not matter that they ignore you. Stand up and be counted.

Include all that is written above. It is not being covered because those in power do not want it covered. That is why they are attempting to put the entire focus on the “talking points” and every other stupid thing they can.

If the people will lead, the leaders will follow.

n response to The Obama/Clinton 10:00 Phone Call:
On the O’Reilly Factor, tonight, Charles Krauthammer brought up the 10:00 pm phone call between Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama, whose activities on the night of the 9/11 attack in Benghazi have yet to be scrutinized. What did he do for those eight hours? Krauthammer posited that the answer to this question could be the biggest scandal of all.
Via Gateway Pundit:

I think there is a bigger story here that will in time come out. The biggest scandal of all, the biggest question is what was the president doing in those eight hours. He had a routine meeting at five o’clock. He never after during the eight hours when our guys have their lives in danger, he never called the Secretary of Defense, he never calls the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, he never called the CIA Director, Who does he call? But five hours in he calls the Secretary of State. And after the phone call she releases a statement essentially about the video and how we denounce any intolerance. It looks as if the only phone call is to construct a cover story at a time when the last two Americans who died were still alive and fighting for their lives. There’s the scandal and that has to be uncovered.”

Watch the video at the link.
As you may remember, Clinton said in a statement following the 10:00 pm phone call; “some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation.”
We now know that the talking points were manipulated to conceal the truth about what happened and pin the blame for the attack on a spontaneous demonstration against the “inflammatory” Youtube video. The Regime would continue the ruse until it was no longer tenable.
That 10:00 phone call may well be genesis of the YouTube video narrative.
One wonders if Obama consulted his longtime consigliere, Valerie Jarrett at some point between 5:00 pm and 10:00 pm…. Her role as Obama’s most trusted advisor has permitted her to involve herself in even the most sensitive foreign affairs.

That would surely be the case in this instance in light of Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan’s insightful observation:
“The Obama White House sees every event as a political event . Because of that, it could not tolerate the idea that the armed assault on the Benghazi consulate was a premeditated act of Islamist terrorism. That would carry a whole world of unhappy political implications and demand certain actions. And the American presidential election was only eight weeks away. They wanted this problem to go away, or at least to bleed the meaning from it.”

To rephrase Sen. Howard Baker famous questions from an earlier congressional investigation of a presidential cover-up called Watergate: What did Ms. Jarrett do, and when did she do it?

And why did they think they could get away with it? Because as Andrew McCarthy noted at NRO, they had always gotten away with lying in the past. There was no reason for them to think they wouldn’t get away with it, again.


Post Office Buildings for Sale… JUST A F.Y.I, . THE PLOT THICKENS

The US has entered into a contract with a real estate firm to sell 56 buildings that currently house U.S. Post Offices. The government has decided it no longer needs these buildings, many of which are located on prime land in towns and cities across the country.

The sale of these properties will fetch billions of dollars and a handsome 6% commission to the company handling the sales. That company belongs to a man named Richard Blum. Who is Richard Blum you ask?

Why the husband of Senator Dianne Feinstein, that’s who. What a bunch of crooks we have running this country!

Senator Feinstein and her husband, Richard Blum, stand to make a fortune. His firm, C.R. I., is thesole real estate company offering these properties for sale. Of course, C.R.I. will be making a 6% commission on the sale of each and every one of these postal properties.

All of these properties that are being sold are all fully paid for. They were purchased with U.S. taxpayers dollars, and they are allowed free and clear by the U.S.P.S. The only cost to keep them is the cost to actually keep the doors open and the heat and lights on. The United States Postal Service doesn’t even have to pay property taxes on these subject properties. Would you sell your house just because you couldn’t afford to pay the electric bill?

Well, the Post Office is.

How does a powerful U.S. Senator from San Francisco manage to get away with such a sweet deal?

A powerful United States Senator’s husband is standing by, all ready to make millions from a U.S. taxpayer funded enterprise.

No one in the mainstream media is even raising an eyebrow over his 6% commission on the sale of hundreds of millions of dollar’s worth of quasi-public assets.

Pass this info on before it’s pulled from the internet.


Scandal Update May 29th 2012

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer

Scandal Update

Here are the latest developments in the various scandals surrounding the Obama Administration.

NBC News reports that letters received from conservative organizations clearly indicate that the IRS’ politically-motivated targeting of Christian and Tea Party groups “did not solely originate in the agency’s Cincinnati office.” Jay Sekulow with the American Center for Law and Justice is representing more than two dozen groups targeted by the IRS. He told NBC: “We’ve dealt with 15 agents, including tax law specialists — that’s lawyers — from four different offices, including (the) Treasury (Department) in Washington, D.C. So the idea that this is a couple of rogue agents in Cincinnati is not correct.”

In addition, it has been reported that former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman visited the Obama White House more than 100 times during 2010 and 2011. In contrast, Commissioner Mark Everson visited the Bush White House only once during his tenure, from 2003 to 2007.

No doubt some of Shulman’s visits were related to the IRS’ role in the enforcement of Obamacare. But Shulman’s frequent visits took place when the IRS harassment of conservative organizations was at its peak. Democrats love to point out that Shulman was appointed IRS Commissioner by George W. Bush. But they neglect to mention that he is also a Democrat donor, giving $500 to the Democrat National Committee when Bush was up for reelection in 2004.

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, wants to know more about the false Benghazi talking points used by U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice. Yesterday, Rep. Issa issued a subpoena to Secretary of State John Kerry demanding the State Department turn over “all documents and communications referring or relating to the Benghazi talking points.” Issa gave Kerry until June 7th to comply.

The left’s support for Obama is beginning to crack. Liberal law professor Jonathan Turley has penned an op-ed in USA Today demanding President Obama fire Attorney General Eric Holder for his “ignoble legacy,” adding that Holder’s “sins should be fatal for any attorney general.” To give you some idea of just how left-wing Turley is, he has filed suit on behalf of “marriage equality” for polygamists in Utah.

Senate GOP Goes To Court

Many conservatives have been rightly concerned about the lawlessness of this administration and the apparent lack of a response. Here is some good news: There has been a response, but it just takes time.

As you may recall, Barack Obama has expressed his frustration with the limits placed on him by the system of checks and balances our Founders created. Well, those checks and balances work both ways — making it difficult for the other branches of government to check the executive.

Consider the example of Obama’s extraordinary recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Obama made the appointments when there wasn’t a congressional recess. Two federal courts have now declared those appointments unconstitutional. Of course, the Obama Administration is appealing to the Supreme Court.

Yesterday all 45 Senate Republicans signed on to a brief urging the high court to strike down Obama’s recess appointments. In a statement, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell argued, “If [President Obama] can override Senate procedures and second-guess its account of its actions, there is no telling what mischief he can achieve.” If the Supreme Court agrees, everything the NLRB has done could well be declared invalid.

“The Enemy Is Everywhere”

The BBC reported yesterday that British authorities have arrested ten people during a sweep of Islamic extremists. The arrests come in the aftermath of last week’s brutal murder of a British soldier in broad daylight. Not surprisingly, the attack has encouraged other jihadists to lash out.

A British prison guard was kidnapped Sunday by three Muslim inmates and beaten for hours before being rescued by a riot squad.

Recalling World War II-era posters warning, “The enemy is everywhere,” Dame Stella Rimington, the former head of Britain’s intelligence agency MI-5, is calling on British citizens “to act as the eyes and ears” of the police in order to expose radical Islamists. Rimington’s analogy, sadly, is accurate, as radical Islam has been tolerated for too long and has spread throughout parts of England.

Also over the weekend, a French soldier in a Paris suburb was stabbed in the neck. French police today arrested a 21 year-old Muslim convert who reportedly confessed to the attack and who “acted in the name of his religious ideology.”

The French Interior Minister admitted to the media that “no fewer than 120 French jihadists” have left the country to fight in Syria’s civil war, with the vast majority of them fighting alongside Al Qaeda terrorists. It is believed that 30 have returned to France.

Bachmann Announces Retirement

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) announced this morning that she will not seek reelection to Congress next year. Rep. Bachmann, chairman of the House Tea Party Caucus, is a stalwart conservative. A former tax attorney, Bachmann, the mother of five children who also welcomed 23 foster children into her home, has been a passionate advocate for traditional values.

Like any staunch conservative who dares to stand up for faith and family, she has been sliced, diced and smeared by the left and its media allies. No doubt she is looking forward to some quiet time with her family away from the glare of a hostile media. While her leadership in Washington will be missed, I am certain that she will remain an influential voice for our values for many years to come!


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