"ALL CAPS IN DEFENSE OF LIBERTY IS NO VICE."

Monday, May 25, 2015

SOLDIER AT FORT POLK GETS HIS LONG OVERDUE PURPLE HEART

A soldier from Fort Polk who'd been wounded by Nidal Hasan at Fort Hood has finally received the medal he should've gotten long ago:
Nov. 5, 2009, dawned like most any other day for Pvt. Alan Carroll. The 20-year-old native of Anchorage, Alaska, had recently finished combat engineer training and was assigned to the 510th Sapper Company, 20th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade at Fort Hood, Texas.

“There was nothing real significant about the day,” Carroll said. “Just a normal day.”

But by day’s end, it would be anything but insignificant as Carroll and more than 40 of his friends, fellow soldiers and Army civilians would be wounded by Maj. Nidal Hasan in a shooting at the sprawling post in central Texas.

On May 21, Staff Sgt. Alan Carroll was awarded the Purple Heart during a ceremony at Fort Polk for the wounds he received in the shooting on Nov. 5, 2009, based on recent legislation that authorized those injured in the attack to receive the medal.

Carroll recently reflected on the day that changed his life. His unit was preparing for a deployment to Afghanistan that day, and he and some of his buddies were waiting to be checked by medical personnel after receiving their smallpox vaccinations. At about 1:30 p.m., their lives would change forever.
Read the rest at the link. The top brass owe tremendous apologies to hard-working soldiers for all the negligence they caused that led to this tragedy.

EHUD OLMERT GIVEN 8 MONTHS IN TALANSKY RETRIAL

While it may be added to a 6 year sentence in the Holyland case, 8 months is far too little:
Former prime minister Ehud Olmert on Monday was sentenced by the Jerusalem District Court to eight months of jail time on his conviction for fraud under aggravated circumstances in the Talansky retrial. The court also fined Olmert NIS 100,000.

Olmert lawyers appealed the sentence and the court agreed to their request to hold off the sentence for 45 days for time to appeal.

The former prime minister's lawyer Eyal Rozovsky told the media at the courthouse that he respects the court's decision but there were difficulties and mistakes in it.

"We tried convincing the court of the justice of our case. Olmert isn't happy. We wanted no jail time," Rozovsky said.
Yeah, they always want these convictions to carry no jail time. And they they'll probably appeal even this sentence to forestall his entry into the pokey for as long as possible. Hopefully, he'll end up in a cell for a change, but for now, he sure is trying to stay out as long as he can. An utterly disgraceful man Olmert is.

HOW TO RESTORE THE PROPER SOLEMNITY TO MEMORIAL DAY...

Memorial day has become a holiday celebrating barbecue and the start of summer.

In part, this is because like most of or national holidays it is no longer observed on its traditional, original, significant date; it's been moved to coincide with a nearby weekend so we all get a 3 day weekend. This happened in 1968 when Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act.

The three day holiday aspect trumped the solemnity. And instead of remembering and honoring those who died that this nation might live, the holiday morphed into a pagan holiday celebrating the start of summer.

To fix it all we need to do is move it back to May 30. No matter what day of the week it falls on.

MORE HERE.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

BIN LADEN READ FAR LEFT LITERATURE

This isn't so surprising one of the worst Islamofascists of the 21st century read the work of the worst western leftists (Hat tip: Accuracy in Media):
The English-language bookshelf in Usama bin Laden’s personal library featured a collection of anti-U.S. polemics and left-wing conspiracy theories from some celebrated darlings of American academia, according to critics who analyzed the terror mastermind's reading list.

Anti-American conspiracy tomes on everything from the CIA to the Federal Reserve were among the 39 English books seized from the Al Qaeda leader’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where a team of Navy SEALs took him out in May 2011. [...]

Noam Chomsky, William Blum and Bob Woodward appeared to be among the terrorist kingpin’s favorite authors to curl up with. Chomsky, the liberal icon and MIT professor known for his disparaging view of the U.S., had two of his works in the Bin Laden collection, "Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies" and "Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance."
Depending on the situation, there's a very probably chance these crazies may have influenced autocrats overseas with their horrific viewpoints. Is it any wonder they're such a bad lot?

Friday, May 22, 2015

REUTERS: "The medical care index rose 0.7 percent, the largest rise since January 2007."

The medical care index rose 0.7 percent, the largest rise since January 2007. 
REPEAT: The largest rise since January 2007


ANOTHER LIE.
IF THESE SOCIALIST SCHEMES EVER WORKED THEN THERE WOULD STILL BE A USSR AND CHINA WOULD STILL BE MAOIST, AND VENEZUELA, ONCE ONE OF THE MOST PROSPEROUS NATION IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE, WOULD NOT BE SUFFERING SHORTAGES OF EVERY KIND - AND THE NHS WOULD BE OPERATING WONDERFULLY.

WE NEED TO REPEAL OBAMACARE... AND EVERYTHING ELSE OUR SOCIALIST DUCE HAS DONE.


REUTERS: Uh-oh - Worsening global economy driving stocks higher

REUTERS: 
Global stocks rose and bond yields fell on Friday, as investors shrugged off slowing global growth and focused instead on the continued stimulus provided by the world's major central banks. 
Wall Street's record high on Thursday lifted Asian stocks on Friday, a day that will be packed with key European and U.S. economic data as well as speeches from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen and European Central Bank president Mario Draghi.China's main index leapt nearly 3 percent to a fresh 7-year high, rounding off a weekly gain of 8 percent, its best week this year. Boosted by hopes of further central bank stimulus, it has risen 45 percent in only six weeks. 
European shares struggled to match that, but the leading index of European shares was still poised for its biggest gain in six weeks and Germany's DAX its best week since January. 
A batch of soft manufacturing data on Thursday from the United States, China and Germany pointed to sluggish global growth but cemented investor hopes that central banks will continue to do all they can to support activity.

THIS IS INSANE. THIS IS A BUBBLE. THIS WILL NOT END WELL.

UH-OH: SUICIDE BOMBER STRIKES INSIDE SAUDI ARABIA

BBC:
A suicide bomber has attacked a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province, causing casualties, state media say. 
One witness told Reuters news agency there was a huge explosion at the Imam Ali mosque in the village of al-Qadeeh. 
He estimated there were at least 30 casualties in the attack at the mosque, where more than 150 people were said to be praying.
SAUDI ARABIA IS SURROUNDED BY THE FLAMES OF JIHAD - FLAMES IGNITED IN PART BY THEIR SUPPORT OF RADICAL IMAMS.

AND IN PART INFLAMED BY IRAN.

FLAMES FUELED FURTHER BY ERDOGAN'S "OTTOMANIACAL" ISLAMIST HEGEMONY.

NOW THE HOUSE OF SAUD IS ALSO AFLAME.

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU PLAY WITH MATCHES....


CAIR AGENT LOSES IN SACRAMENTO ELECTION

Thank goodness a CAIR rep lost in an election for public office:
[1]Basim Elkarra, executive director of the Sacramento chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), and a former member of the California Democratic Party’s executive board, has been defeated in his first run for public office [2]. An anonymous flier stirred some controversy during the race, but key background on Elkarra failed to emerge.

In late 2006, California Senator Barbara Boxer gave Basim Elkarra a certificate of appreciation “in recognition of his efforts to protect civil liberties and to build bridges among diverse communities in California.” The senator quickly revoked the award, explaining that her California office had not vetted CAIR sufficiently. In “Senators for Terror,” [3] Joe Kauffman charted CAIR’s connections to Islamic extremism, and cited evidence that, “Elkarra himself is a radical, apart from his connection to CAIR.” Elkarra had defended Lodi, California, imam Shabbir Ahmed, [4] who urged Pakistanis to wage jihad against Americans. Another local imam, Mohammed Adil Khan, was building a madrassa to recruit children for violent acts against the United States. Elkarra described Khan, who was later deported, as “a pioneer in interfaith work.”

In 2007, Basim Elkarra refused to condemn Hamas and Hezbollah as terrorist groups. He has also suggested that “Islamophobes” be prosecuted like Holocaust deniers. In April of 2000, as a member of the Muslim Students Association (MSA) at UC Berkeley, Elkarra moderated an event featuring Hamas operative Mohammad Salah, labeled a terrorist by President Clinton. Even so, Elkarra had his defenders in northern California.

“I know Elkarra,” wrote Ginger Rutland, then associate editor of the Sacramento Bee. “I don’t believe he supports terrorism.” [5] Rutland described Elkarra as a “personable young University of California, Berkeley, graduate” who had “assumed the helm of the local CAIR chapter at a perilous time for Muslims in this country.” Senator Boxer “must understand what her casual withdrawal of a casually awarded tribute means to a Muslim American at this moment in American history. Shame on her.” But Boxer defended her actions [6].

“I’m just doing what I think is right,” the California Senator told reporters. Elkarra charged that Boxer had “succumbed to pressure from those who would marginalize American Muslims using smears and guilt by association.” He also claimed he received death threats after the award’s withdrawal but the FBI told Boxer’s staff that the threat was “not credible” and Elkarra maintained a high profile with CAIR. In 2010 the Muslim organization gave a $250 campaign contribution to Ami Bera, a local Democrat running for Congress against Dan Lungren. When local Republicans questioned whether the money came from a terrorist, Bera duly returned the contribution [7] to Basim Elkarra because of questions about CAIR’s affiliations.
And thank goodness Boxer withdrew the award she initially gave to Elkarra too. The reporter who tried to attack her for that is the one who should be ashamed.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

NYTIMES BOMBSHELL: HILLARY FOCUSED ON DOMESTIC POLITICAL FALLOUT AFTER BENGHAZI ATTACK

NYTIMES:
The State Department is expected to release the first batch of emails from Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private email address in the coming days. 
The emails set for release, drawn from some 55,000 pages and focused on Libya, have already been turned over to the special House committee investigating the 2012 attacks on the United States outposts in Benghazi. They capture the correspondence and concerns expressed among Mrs. Clinton, who was secretary of state at the time, and her advisers following the attacks, which claimed the lives of the American ambassador, J. Christopher Stevens, and three other Americans. 
[...]
The emails also show that Mrs. Clinton was circulating information about the attacks in Benghazi that contradicted the Obama administration’s initial narrative of what occurred, and that she was concerned about how Republicans could use the incidents to undermine President Obama.
WOW. THE NYTIMES IS BASICALLY SAYING:

1 - SHE WAS CONTRADICTING THE INITIAL OBAMA NARRATIVE [THEIR VERSION OF EVENTS].

2 - SHE WAS CONCERNED ABOUT THE PR AND THE ELECTION MORE THAN USA SECURITY.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

THAT'S THE REAL THING - UPDATED VERSION

It's the real thing (Coke ad) - made famous once again by MAD MEN:

MY UPDATED VERSION:
I'd like to rid the world of thugs,
And live in harmony,
With all the folks who ain't PC,
And love their liberty.

I'd like to see all people free,
To worship as they please,
And live in peaceful dignity,
And not down on their knees.

I'd like to rid the world of thugs,
And live in harmony,
With all the folks who ain't PC,
And love their liberty.

That's the real thing;
Peace is -
What the world wants today,
And forever -
That's the real thing.



RON MARZ CLAIMS TO BE WORRIED ABOUT BOKO HARAM'S VIOLENCE

The otherwise wretched writer appears to be making a valid complaint about the tyranny of Boko Haram:

But, does he recognize the wheres and hows of the terrorist gang's ideologies? Because if he doesn't, then this is just one more issue he raises where he only takes a superficial view, all without acknowledging what kind of ideologies have led to these horrors.

And if this is really his standing, then is he sorry for the attack he wrote against Pamela Geller a few weeks ago? Because she's been speaking in defense of African victims of Boko Haram too, and Marz returns the favor by siding with those who'd declare her nothing more than filth? If he's not repentant about his attack on Geller, then that undermines his current statements. As does the following, in fact:

He's donated to a project run by an outfit that's now allowed human rights violators on their Human Rights Council? If he really cared, he wouldn't have anything to do with such an awful "business". There were scandals in recent years where UN aid workers were caught sexually abusing children. Supporting such a movement that's been so negligent in dealing with sexual abusers does nothing to ensure they'll ever take measures to make repairs for their image. I'm afraid Marz has once again made himself look absurd.

NASA SATELLITE DATA: ICE CAPS STABLE SINCE 1979

Updated data from NASA satellite instruments reveal the Earth’s polar ice caps have not receded at all since the satellite instruments began measuring the ice caps in 1979. Since the end of 2012, moreover, total polar ice extent has largely remained above the post-1979 average. The updated data contradict one of the most frequently asserted global warming claims – that global warming is causing the polar ice caps to recede.
AGW AKA "CLIMATE CHANGE" IS BS.

UH-OH, UH-OH: EUROPEAN HOLDINGS OF US EQUITIES THE LOWEST SINCE CRASH; GREEK GOV'T SAYS IT MAY DEFAULT ON JUNE 5TH

REUTERS: International investors slashed their exposure to U.S. equities in May to its lowest in over seven years, while maintaining the euro zone as their leading stock market destination, a closely watched survey said on Tuesday.
Driven by worries about a string of disappointing U.S. economic indicators and the strength of the dollar, global investors cut their allocation to U.S. stocks to 19 percent underweight from 12 percent underweight the month before. That's according to the monthly Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey of 169 fund managers who run $479 billion of funds, which was conducted May 8-15, and comes just as the S&P 500 .SPX hits record highs. "Relative positioning of the U.S. vs the rest of the world is now at the most extreme since November 2007," BAML said in its report. "Contrarians would go long U.S. equities relative to the broader market."
REUTERS: The euro slid to a two-week low and a rally in European shares stalled on Wednesday after a Greek official said the country may not make an upcoming repayment to the International Monetary Fund.
The euro's fall follows remarks from a European Central Bank board member on Tuesday that the central bank could increase the pace of its bond-buying in May and June, bringing its losses against the dollar this week to as much as 3 percent. "With Greek government liquidity particularly tight and reports suggesting the IMF payment on June 5th is under question, then we expect further turmoil ahead before any deal is ultimately reached," Royal Bank of Scotland rates strategists said in a note on Wednesday. The euro fell as low as $1.1065 EUR= early on Wednesday, off almost three cents since ECB Executive Board member Benoit Coeure said this week that the bank may "moderately" increase its bond-buying programme in May and June. It was last down 0.3 percent on the day at $1.1110. The Greek government's parliamentary speaker said on Wednesday that Athens will not make a payment to the IMF that falls due on June 5 unless it has reached a deal with its creditors by then.
ADDITIONALLY:
AND THERE IS NO GOOD NEWS ON THE HORIZON....

THE ONLY REASON GLOBAL EQUITY MARKETS HAVE BEEN GOING UP UNTIL KNOW IS CENTRAL BANK ACTIONS - ACTION THAT CANNOT GO ON AD INFINITUM.

THE FED, THE ECB, JAPAN'S CENTRAL BANK AND CHINA HAVE ALL TAKEN EXTRAORDINARY MOVES - INPUTTING TRILLIONS, CONTINUOUSLY REFILLING THE PUNCH-BOWL....

THEY CANNOT KEEP THIS UP.

AND... WITHOUT SOME NATURAL POSITIVE INPUT, A CORRECTION IS INEVITABLE - AND MIGHT BE CLOSER THAN ANYONE THINKS...


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

WOULD CHARLIE CHAPLIN DARE TO MOCK MOHAMED AS HE MOCKED HITLER?

CHARLIE CHAPLIN MOCKED HITLER.


THAT WAS THEN - WHEN MOCKING YOUR ENEMY WAS CONSIDERED DE RIGUEUR.

NOW, PEOPLE WHO MOCK THE ENEMY ARE CONSIDERED BY THE MASS MEDIA AND THE POLITICAL RULING CLASS TO BE IDIOTS WHO INCITE THE ENEMY.

AS IF 9/11 OCCURRED ONLY AFTER WE MOCKED ISLAM.

PAMELA GELLER HAS NO MORE INCITED MUSLIMS TO ATTACK US, THEN CHARLIE CHAPLIN INCITED HITLER AND THE NAZIS TO BOMB LONDON AND DECLARE WA ON WESTERN CIVILIZATION.



PEOPLE WHO VILIFY PAMELA GELLER ARE DHIMMIS ALREADY IN SUBMISSION TO ISLAM.

IN A CIVILIZED SOCIETY, THE DHIMMIS ARE TO BE MOCKED, AND THE PEOPLE WHO MOCK THE ENEMY AND DEFEND OUR HUMAN RIGHTS ARE TO BE CELEBRATED.



BUT PAMELA IS ATTACKED, AND CHARLIE HEBDO'S FEW REMAINING CARTOONISTS HAVE SURRENDERED.

WE ARE LOSING.

WE ARE LOSING IN MORE THAN JUST RAMADI.

WE ARE LOSING HERE AT HOME.

I FEAR WE WON'T START WINNING UNTIL WE GET RID OF OBAMA.

AND I AM NOT SURE WE WILL LAST UNTIL JANUARY 2017...

SIGH...

MORE ON GELLER HERE.


SAUDI ARABIA LOOKS TO HIRE MORE EXECUTIONERS

The House of Saud is stepping up one of their worst specialties - beheadings:
On Monday, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Civil Service listed on its website eight new job openings for the position of executioner. The job responsibilities will likely include beheadings and amputations–two of the most prominent punishments for violations, including drug smuggling, arms dealing, murder, and rape.

According to The New York Times, pay was not listed, and there are few prerequisites for the job, which might be a laborious task when considering the Saudi Kingdom has already committed 85 executions this year; that number is just three shy of the 88 individuals who were beheaded in 2014 alone. Their only requirement for the role of headsmen? “Carrying out the death sentence according to Islamic Shariah after it is ordered by a legal ruling.”

The Times notes that in Qassim Province, a swordsman could fetch more than $1,000 per head for an execution. The individual beheaded Sunday was executed for a nonviolent drug offense; 38 of the executions so far have been drug-related. Beheadings are reportedly considered the most efficient way to deter crimes in Saudi Arabia, notes the Times. According to the International Business Times, Saudi Arabia consistently ranks in the top five among world nations that put people to death. It ranked third in 2014, after China and Iran.
Truly sick. But would they really punish rapists? I think the chances they'll enact serious steps against rapists is inaccurate, because in regimes like Saudi Arabia, it's the victims who're victimized further. So I don't get why they put in that part about rapists being decapitated, since the notion rapists are punished under sharia is pretty exaggerated.

OBAMA AND HIS COMRADES BLAME THE WEATHER FOR THE LOSS OF RAMADI TO ISIS

ISIS Fighters Seized Advantage in Iraq Attack by Striking During Sandstorm - New York Times:
WASHINGTON — Islamic State fighters used a sandstorm to help seize a critical military advantage in the early hours of the terrorist group’s attack on the provincial Iraqi capital of Ramadi last week, helping to set in motion an assault that forced Iraqi security forces to flee, current and former American officials said Monday.
THE HALLMARK OF A DANGEROUS NARCISSIST: IT'S NEVER OBAMA'S FAULT.

OBAMA BLAMED THE LOUSY ECONOMY ON THE HARSH WINTER.

BLAMES THE GOP FOR THE PHILLY AMTRAK CRASH.

IT NEV ER ENDS...

AND WON'T UNTIL JANUARY 2017.

IF WE MAKE IT THAT FAR...

UH-OH: BRITISH INFLATION RATE TURNS NEGATIVE

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, BRITISH INFLATION HAS TURNED NEGATIVE.

THAT'S DEFLATION, FOLKS.

BUT THEY PROMISE IT'S NOT DEFLATION SO THERE'S  NOTHING TO SEE HERE...

EXCEPT THERE IS:

Rising deflationary risks in the United States

CNN: Deflation risk is now a worry even for China

WSJ: Risk of Deflation Feeds Global Fears



JERUSALEM DAY CELEBRATED WITH NEW MEMORIAL HALL AT AMMUNITION HILL

This past day was a celebration of the reunification:
After 30 years of neglect, the Ammunition Hill Memorial Site revealed a new Memorial Hall, the first part of its multi-million dollar makeover on Sunday, Jerusalem Day, the celebration over the reunification of the city in the 1967 Six Day War.

Ammunition Hill was the site of a battle waged by the Paratroopers’ Brigade during the war. The outpost’s bunkers and trenches, which made the battle so difficult to win, still criss-cross the hill and have long served as a destination for school children and tourists, learning about the battle over Jerusalem.

The site, viewed by many as symbolic of the city’s reunification, remained in need of renovation for more than 30 years and was almost closed down due to lack of funds.

It was then classified as a “national heritage site,” which paved the way for plans to preserve and renovate the site.
That's good.

Monday, May 18, 2015

THE BALTIMORE DEMOCRAT MACHINE, THE PILLAGING OF BALTIMORE, AND NANCY PELOSI

THE DEMOCRATS HAVE RUN BALTIMORE SINCE FOREVER, IN POLITICAL TERMS;
NEWT GINGRICH:
  • Fact: The last Republican city council member in Baltimore City left office in 1942. That is 73 years of solid Democrat city councils.
  • Fact: The last Republican mayor of Baltimore City left office in 1967. That is 48 years of unbroken control of the mayor's office.
  • Fact: The Maryland Senate is currently 33 Democrats to 14 Republicans.
  • Fact: The Maryland House is currently 90 Democrats to 50 Republicans.
  • Fact: The last time Republicans held both the Maryland Senate and the Maryland House of Delegates was 1897.
  • Fact: The last time Republicans held even one chamber of the Maryland General Assembly--the House--was 1917.
  • That is unbroken Democrat control of the Maryland legislature since 1918--or nearly a century of Democrat control.
  • Fact: 7 out of 8 members of the Maryland delegation in the U.S. House are Democrats.
  • Fact: The last Republican U.S. senator from Maryland was elected in 1980. 
FACT: FOR A GOOD CHUNK OF THAT TIME, NANCY PELOSI'S FAMILY WAS A BIG PART OF THAT MACHINE.

HER FATHER, TOMMY D'ALESSANDRO JR:
Thomas D'Alesandro Jr. was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Maria Petronilla (née Foppiani) and Tommaso G. D'Alessandro, who were born in Montenerodomo, Abruzzo, Italy. He was married to Annunciata M. ("Nancy") Lombardi[1] (March 25, 1909 - April 3, 1995).[2] The couple had six children: five sons and a daughter. D'Alesandro attended Calvert Business College in Baltimore. Before beginning his political career, he worked as a broker and in insurance, a career he returned to after his political service. 
A Democrat, D'Alesandro served as a member of the Maryland State House of Delegates from 1926 to 1933. After serving in Annapolis, D'Alesandro was then appointed as General Deputy Collector of Internal Revenue, a post in which he served during 1933–1934. He then was elected to serve on the Baltimore City Council from 1935 to 1938. 
D'Alesandro was then elected to the 76th Congress and to the four succeeding Congresses, serving from January 3, 1939, until he resigned on May 16, 1947. ... Following his service in Congress he was Mayor of Baltimore for 12 years from May 1947 to May 1959. He was defeated for renomination by the Democrats in the March 1959 primary election. He was also an unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate in 1958. 
D'Alesandro ran for Governor of Maryland in 1954, but was forced to drop out due to being implicated in receiving undeclared money from Dominic Piracci, a parking garage owner convicted of fraud, conspiracy, and conspiracy to obstruct justice.[4]D'Alesandro was a delegate to every Democratic National Convention from 1944 to 1968... 
HER BROTHER, THOMAS D'ALESSANDRO III:
After military service, D'Alesandro entered into politics, becoming president of the Baltimore City Council in 1963.[1] He ran for mayor in 1967 as a Democrat and easily defeated Republican challenger Arthur W. Sherwood.[3] 
His one term as mayor was dominated by civil unrest and budgetary troubles.[4] In 1968 D'Alesandro ordered the relocation of the East-West Expressway unstarted since 1941 to be rerouted through the Western Cemetery, followed by cancelling the project, followed by implementing a HUD program to finance 475 of the vacant homes abandoned after they were previously condemned to create "homes for the poor". The homes were demolished in 1974, with the Rouse Company creditors abandoning the project.[5][6] 
He was unable to respond effectively to the Baltimore riot of 1968 that followed the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., and National Guard troops were called in to control the situation. He would never run for another political office, choosing to go into private law practice. 
WASHINGTON POST ON WHERE PELOSI LEARNED POLITICS:
Pelosi learned politics beside her mayor dad 
Likely speaker hails from political family 
By LYNNE DUKE 
The Washington PostSaturday, November 11, 2006
When she wasn't racing to school at St. Leo's in her blue uniform or buying sweets in Mugavero's Confectionery or playing on front stoops up and down the block, Little Nancy sometimes worked the front desk at the family home at 245 Albemarle St. in Baltimore, taking down the requests and sad stories of the folks who arrived to seek help from Big Tommy, her dad. 
Or maybe she was riding around with her dad and his bullhorn, as he touted his candidacy from a convertible. The late Thomas D'Alesandro Jr., also known as Old Tommy or Tommy the Elder, was the flamboyant and legendary machine politician, a Roosevelt Democrat, whose only daughter is the woman poised to be the speaker of the House, second in line of succession from the presidency. 
She grew up stuffing envelopes for her dad. She grew up watching how the political game was played. 
MORE ON THE D'ALESSANDRO MACHINE:
Most of you know her as Nancy Pelosi. When I first met my one-time neighbor, she was daughter to one Mayor of Baltimore, Tommy D’Alesandro, Jr., and sister to Tommy, III, who’d later become Mayor.

Some of the stories about her, as she prepares to become Speaker of the House, have mentioned her past, but not honestly. At most, the glowing stories refer to the Baltimore City politics she grew up in as “rough and tumble.” Politics there and then were much more than rough and tumble. They were crooked as a dog’s hind leg.

I know. I grew up there. I made my first run for public office there, in 1971. Lemme tell y’all how Baltimore politics were conducted, then.

First, it was all Democrats. The last Republican was elected to the City Council in 1943. And among the Democrats, the law of the jungle applied. The strongest won, and prospered. The weakest lost, and were destroyed.

Elections in Baltimore were run by the machines, which had a feudal relationships like barons in the Middle Ages. Strongest was the D’Alesandro machine. Second to that, but working hand and glove with it, was Jack Pollack’s machine. Pollack personally was a frugal man, never accused of taking a penny for himself. But he kept hundreds of thousands of dollars in safe deposit boxes, to be dispensed as needed. Pollack had, in his pocket, many politicians including Congressman and State Senators, plus more than a few judges.

Election day funds were called “walking around money.” Each precinct captain got a stack of money proportionate to the vote he was expected to produce. Sure, the captain would keep some for himself. But a wise captain would keep his greed within limits, and use most of his allotment to buy votes.

Was this illegal? Absolutely. Then, now, and all years in between. But that’s the politics that Nancy D’Alesandro Pelosi grew up in. And what did the successful politician do in Baltimore when he, and now she, had won? Reward your friends. Punish your enemies. Start gathering the money and allies to win the next election.

Honesty or corruption had nothing to do with this process. Results were all that counted. This was displayed in the D’Alesandro family history. Tommy, Jr., was never indicted for anything. But Tommy, III, was sloppy.

He was indicted for rape as a young man. He was indicted for corruption as Mayor. Both times, the charges were dismissed when the principal witness made herself / himself scarce until the charges were dismissed. In the latter case, the witness turned up alive and well in a Las Vegas casino, after the charges against D’Alesandro were dropped. The same charges against Councilman Mimi DiPietro, had not been dismissed. When I as a candidate pointed out that DiPietro could still be tried for corruption, the D’Alesandro response was to send a compliant State’s Attorney before a compliant judge, to drop those charges also.
(MORE HERE.)

THE BALTIMORE DEMOCRAT MACHINE HAS LOOTED MORE IN THE LAST 80 YEARS, THAN COULD BE LOOTED IN 1000 RIOTS.

AND UNDER OBAMA - OF THE CHICAGO MACHINE - AND SPEAKER PELOSI OF HE BALTIMORE MACHINE, THEY LOOTED THE ENTIRE NATION FROM 2009 TO 2104.

BLACKS AND POOR KIDS HAVE NEVER BEEN WORSE OFF IN THIS COUNTRY.

BUT CRONIES OF THE DEMOCRAT MACHINE OF DONE VERY WELL.

BLACKS IN BALTIMORE AND IN OTHER DEMOCRAT RUN GHETTOS SHOULD WAKE UP AND SEE THE DEMS FOR WHAT THEY REALLY ARE.

FOR STARTERS, A PARTY THAT SERVES THE TEACHER'S UNIONS AND NOT THE KIDS.

THE DEMOCRAT MACHINE'S ANTI-SCHOOL CHOICE POLICY SHOULD BE ENOUGH TO GET ALL GHETTO BLACKS TO VOTE GOP.




CHARLIE HEBDO'S STAFF GOES HYPOCRITICAL, SUSPENDING WRITER CRITICAL OF ISLAM

Was this bound to happen? Probably inevitable, but here's a case that's now caused outrage (Hat tip: Jihad Watch):
Satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has been accused of hypocrisy after it suspended a journalist who has received death threats for her articles attacking Islamic extremism.

Zineb El Rhazoui, 33, was called to a preliminary dismissal hearing to remind her of her ‘obligations’ towards the French weekly following ‘numerous incidents’.

The French-Moroccan columnist accused her employers of trying to ‘punish her’ for speaking out about the direction of the magazine four months after the jihadist attack which left 12 dead.

‘I am shocked and appalled that a management that has received so much support after the January attacks could show so little support for one of its employees, who is under pressure like everyone in the team and has faced threats,’ she told Le Monde.

‘My husband lost his job and had to leave Morocco because the jihadists revealed his workplace. I am under threat and having to live with friends or in a hotel and the management is thinking of firing me. Bravo Charlie.’

The move has prompted outrage on social media with thousands calling the decision ‘absurd’ and bewildering’.

Mrs El Rhazoui and her husband, Moroccan writer Jaouad Benaïssi, received death threats on Twitter from people claiming to be from Islamic State in February.

Photoshopped images of the couple dressed as ISIS prisoners about to be executed emerged on social media along with a map showing the places the journalist often visited.
Is this how to treat somebody who's been threatened with death? Absolutely not, and if the editors really don't want people to think they've turned full-fledged cowards now, they'll cease all acts of negativity against the woman immediately. They could end up losing audience if they go the dhimmi route for real.

NEW MEMOS REVEAL OBAMA ADMINISTRATION LIED ABOUT BENGHAZI

The Right Scoop reports that there's some new memos telling what was really known about the horror in Benghazi:
According to another memo dated September 16, 2012, just FIVE DAYS after the attack on the ‘consulate’ in Benghazi, the Obama administration via the DNI concluded that the terrorist attack had been planned at least 10 days before the attack occurred and that it wasn’t a coincidence that it happened on the anniversary of 9/11. If you recall, the Obama administration was lying about it, saying it was a demonstration against a film about the Prophet Muhammad that got out of control. They were saying this on the very same day this DNI memo went out to different agencies including the National Security Council and the State Department.
Now, the real picture has been uncovered, and it's simply awful.

Libya, Anbar, Syria, Ukraine... is there a anywhere the enemy is retreating????

Libya, Anbar, Syria, Ukraine...

North Africa, the Middle east, and eastern Europe... the enemy has advanced.

Is there anywhere the enemy has retreated?

Has Iran really even slowed its acquisition of nukes?

To be fair, the enemy's advance was halted in Egypt - but only despite Obama and his policies.

If Obama isn't a mole working for the enemy, then he might as well be.