Saturday, February 20, 2010
THEY'RE TYPICAL LEFT-WING ELITIST HYPOCRITES.
A Palestinian state needs to be recognized even before its future borders are finalized, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said in an interview with the Journal du Dimanche set for publication Saturday.
"The issue before us at the moment is the building of a reality: France is training Palestinian police, businesses are being created in the West Bank," AFP quoted from the interview. "It follows that one can envision the proclamation soon of a Palestinian state, and its immediate recognition by the international community, even before negotiating its borders."
Kouchner also commented on the assassination of Hamas official Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai last month, which he said was further proof of the need for peace in the Middle East.
"[The affair] shows the need for peace and a Palestinian state, immediately," Kouchner told the French paper.
THIS IS INSANE.
LET'S ASSUME FOR A SECOND THAT THE MOSSAD DID TARGET THE HAMAS AGENT IN DUBAI TO ARM HAMAS.
HOW CAN THAT POSSIBLY ARGUE IN FAVOR OF A PALESTINIAN STATE!?
IF GAZANS BEHAVED AS IF THEY WERE WORTHY OF A STATE, THEN THEY'D HAVE A STATE.
INSTEAD THEY BEHAVE JUST AS THE KORAN TELLS THEM TO BEHAVE: LIKE FILTHY, MURDEROUS - NAY GENOCIDAL, MISOGYNISTIC ANIMALS.
WILD DOGS IN PACKS BEHAVE BETTER.
ISRAEL LEFT GAZA YEARS AGO, AND HOW HAVE THEY TRANSFORMED IT?
IT'S A FILTHY SEWER RUN BY RATS WHO'D RATHER HAVE BOMBS THAN WATER TREATMENT PLANTS AND WHO'D RATHER TEACH THEIR KIDS GENOCIDAL HATE THAN SCIENCE.
A SEWER IN WHICH ARABS BATHE IN THEIR OWN FILTH AND HATRED.
KOUCHNER MUST BE FIRED.
UNTIL HE IS, SARKOZY MUST BE SHUNNED.
He ran the White House and the Executive Branch as COS when Nixon was "ineffective" during Watergate.
He saved Israel during the Yom Kippur War by ordering resupply- including missiles.
(UPDATE: MORE ON HAIG AND ISRAEL HERE.)
He will also be remembered for his propensity to commit gaffes and misspeak.
But he did it far less often than either Obama or Biden.
Friday, February 19, 2010
''The job of the American president is not to manage American decline. The job of the American president is to reverse it,'' Pence said at one point, earning thundering cheers.WRONG!
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE - UNFETTERED BY GOVERNMENT INTRUSION, OVER REGULATION AND A BURDENSOME TAX LOAD - WILL END THE DECLINE.
NOT THE POTUS AND NOT THE CONGRESS AND NOT THE COURTS.
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
REAGAN WOULDN'T HAVE MADE THE MISTAKE PENCE MADE.
REAGAN HAD FAITH IN THE PEOPLE AND KNEW GOVERNMENT WASN'T THE SOLUTION.
WEASEL ZIPPERS: Bring back HUAC...
Attorney General Eric Holder says nine Obama appointees in the Justice Department have represented or advocated for terrorist detainees before joining the Justice Department.
But he does not reveal any names beyond the two officials whose work has already been publicly reported. And all the lawyers, according to Holder, are eligible to work on general detainee matters, even if there are specific parts of some cases they cannot be involved in.
OBAMA MUST BE FIRED BY THE PEOPLE - ASAP.
WE PREVIOUSLY CALLED FOR HOLDER TO BE FIRED OR IMPEACHED FOR:
- DROPPING THE VOTER INTIMIDATION CHARGES AGAINST THE "NEW" BLACK PANTHERS
- AND FOR MOVING THE KSM TRIAL FROM GITMO TO NYC, OR ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE FEDERAL COURTS.
On account of the fact that both ruling elites - both the mullahs of Iran and the carbonophobic anti-free market eco-alarmists of the Left - are anti-free thought, anti-debate - and about to lose all power.
He [ANDY MCCARTHY] was the lead prosecutor 15 years ago in one of the country’s biggest terrorism trials: a group of men led by a blind Egyptian sheik had plotted to blow up the United Nations, the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels and other city landmarks. “Are you ready to surrender the rule of law to the men in this courtroom?” the prosecutor, Andrew C. McCarthy, told the jury in Federal District Court in Manhattan; ultimately, the 10 defendants were convicted.
But last Dec. 5, Mr. McCarthy, who is no longer in government, joined a group of speakers outside the same courthouse rallying against the Obama administration’s decision to bring Khalid Shaikh Mohammed to Manhattan for a civilian trial.
“A war is a war,” Mr. McCarthy declared. “A war is not a crime, and you don’t bring your enemies to a courthouse.”
... Mr. McCarthy said he understood why the office pursued the prosecutions. “I mean that’s the ethos of the place — that you want to do the cutting-edge case.” But, looking back, he said, he questioned the focus, particularly given that Al Qaeda continued to escalate its attacks. He cited the 2000 bombing of the destroyer Cole in Yemen, which killed 17 American servicemen, and Sept. 11.
“We became headquarters for counterterrorism in the United States,” he said. “Not the C.I.A. Not anyplace in Washington. The U.S. attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York.”
“From the country’s perspective,” he said, “it’s not a good thing.” A prosecutor’s job, he added, “is not the national security of the United States.”
In June 1998, the office secretly indicted Osama bin Laden. Three months later, Al Qaeda blew up the two embassies.
“I mean, we could go into the grand jury and indict him three times a week,” Mr. McCarthy said. “But to do anything about it, you needed the Marines. You didn’t need us.”
In a November 1998 essay for The Weekly Standard, he offered one of his earliest public pronouncements of where his thinking was going. “In the main, terrorism is a military problem, not a criminal-justice issue,” he wrote.
Ms. White, who was the United States attorney from 1993 to 2002, declined to discuss Mr. McCarthy’s comments. But in a 2008 panel, Ms. White, who has said she favors military commissions, made clear she agreed with Mr. McCarthy’s view that the prosecutions had not deterred attacks. She said “9/11 happened despite all those cases.”
She cited the indictment her office obtained after the 1998 embassy bombings; it listed Mr. bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahri and other Qaeda leaders. “They were on the Ten Most Wanted List two and a half years or three years before 9/11 happened,” she said.
“I mean, the criminal justice system didn’t succeed even though it proceeded according to the rules. Tough prosecutions. It’s not enough.”
MCCARTHY WAS A VISIONARY IN 1998.
OBAMA AND HOLDER DON'T JUST HAVE A 9/10/01 MENTALITY; THEY HAVE A PRE-1998 MENTALITY.
HOLDER SHOULD BE FIRED. OBAMA COULD/SHOULD HIRE MARY JO WHITE.
MCCARTHY IS A NATIONAL TREASURE. RTWT.
Cook County has been a "dark pool of political corruption" for more than a century, a new study by the University of Illinois at Chicago says.
...In the last 36 years, 31 sitting or former Chicago alderman have been convicted of corruption or other crimes. The last was Ike Carothers (29th), who earlier this month plead guilty to charges he accepted gifts in exchange for his votes on zoning issues.
DON'T FORGET: OBAMA IS A CREATURE OF COOK COUNTY - AND MICHELLE OBAMA'S FATHYER WAS AN ALDERMAN FROM THE MACHINE.
AND RAHM WAS GIVEN BLAGO'S HOUSE SEAT WHEN THEY GAVE BLAGO THE GOVERNOR'S MANSION.
INSTAPUNDIT TAKES THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS ADVICE: RECOMMENDS WE CELEBRATE THE ANNIVERSARY OF RICK SANTELLI'S TEA PARTY RANT
GLENN REYNOLDS TODAY:
February 19, 2010
It’s been a year since Rick Santelli’s “rant heard ’round the world.”
What hath Santelli wrought?
Rather a lot, really. . . .
Posted at by Glenn Reynolds at 2:51 pm
REGULAR READERS KNOW WE SCOOP THE BIGGIES ALL THE FREAKIN TIME.
Friday, January 22, 2010
A YEAR TO SAVOR: Santelli, Levin, Sarah Palin, the Tea Parties, the Townhalls - and Scott BrownFebruary 19, 2009 the Tea Party movement began with an off the cuff remark by CNBC reporter Rick Santelli:
A month later Mark Levin's latest book - LIBERTY AND TYRANNY - and thousands of people came out and waited HOURS in lines to buy it and get his autograph.
Then came the Tax Day Tea Parties and then the townhalls.
And GOING ROGUE SHOT TO NUMBER ONE.
And then 1/19/10 - Scott Brown was elected to the Senate.
AND THE OBAMA PRESIDENCY IS ESSENTIALLY OVER.
And the beginning of the end was 2/19/09. Just 30 days into Obama's presidency.
Thank you Mr. Santelli, you helped inspire a generation to get up off their butts and save the nation - and the free world.
WE OUGHT TO CELEBRATE THE ANNIVERSARY OF HIS RANT ON 2.19/10!
Posted by Reliapundit @ 10:32 PM ; Permalink
WE'RE BETTER THAN THEM.
NO BRAG; JUST FACT.
SPREAD THE WORD.
Update: another 6 hours later: Big Goverment follows suit.
... articles, broadcasts and blogs depicted voodoo as the source of Haiti’s poverty and political instability — not because of divine punishment, mind you, but because voodoo supposedly is fatalistic and primitive by nature.
“The kind of religion one practices makes a huge difference in how the community lives — for better or for worse,” wrote Rod Dreher on the Web site beliefnet. “I suppose it’s at least arguable that the Haitians would be better off at the Church of Christopher Hitchens rather than as followers of voodoo.”
For scholars whose expertise runs somewhat deeper, such words have understandably provoked indignation. Worse still, the dismissive attitude about voodoo follows a tawdry history of misrepresentation in American journalism and popular culture.
“The media has reported a lot about voodoo but not much of it very insightful or intelligent,” said Diane Winston, a professor of religion and media at the University of Southern California. “Voodoo is one of those flashpoints for Americans because it’s exotic, unknown and has strange connotations. It may be a matter of underlying racism because voodoo is African and Caribbean in its origins, or because voodoo seems so different from Christianity that it’s the perfect Other.” Prof. Leslie G. Desmangles of Trinity College in Hartford, who is the author of several scholarly and reference books about voodoo, views these current caricatures of voodoo as all too familiar.
“There’s been a very degrading, derogatory language about voodoo,” he said in a recent interview. “It’s language that goes back to the 19th century.”
AND A FEW WEEKS AFTER I POSTED ON HOW VOODOO HARMS SOCIETY IN HAITI AND IS HAMPERING RECOVERY, THAT OPINION WAS CORROBORATED BY AN EXPERT IN INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN AID AND HAITI, LEON HARRISON - IN AN OP-ED IN THE WSJ.
THE NYTIMES DEFENDS VOODOO FOR THE SAME REASON THEY - AND THE LEFT - ATTACK CHRISTIANITY: AS POSTMODERN LEFTISTS AND GRAMSCIANS THEY ARE HOSTILE TO EVERYTHING OF THE WEST AND JUDEO-CHRISTIAN CIVILIZATION.
POSTMODERN LEFTISTS BLAME THE WEST FOR ALL OF THE WORLD'S PROBLEMS - POVERTY, POLLUTION, GENOCIDE AND SEXUAL REPRESSION.
A NANNYSTATE WHICH PERMITS UNFETTERED LIBERTINAGE AND PAYS FOR CRADLE TO GRAVE RECREATIONAL DRUGS AND HIV MEDICINE.
A preview of the Census of Marine Life has revealed that the project has discovered over 5,000 new species.
These include bizarre and colourful creatures, as well as many organisms that produce therapeutic chemicals.
A panel of scientists presented these early insights at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in San Diego.
The final report from the decade-long census will be released in October 2010.
The project has involved more than 2,000 scientists from 80 countries, and the researchers involved believe the census will lay the scientific foundations for marine policies to protect vulnerable habitats.
DESPITE HUMAN INDUSTRIALIZATION THE EARTH'S ECOLOGY IS DOING JUST FINE.
AND BECAUSE OF HUMAN INDUSTRIALIZATION, HUMAN BEINGS ARE DOING BETTER THAN EVER.
THE POOREST, SICKEST, SHORTEST LIVED AND MOST IGNORANT PEOPLE ON EARTH LIVE IN NON-INDUSTRIALIZED ECONOMIES.
(THE LEFT THINKS THAT THE IGNORAMUSES LIVE IN RED COUNTIES, BUT THE LEFTISTS ARE AS WRONG ABOUT THAT AS THEY ARE ABOUT AGW.)
IF WE WANT TO MAKE THE LIVES OF POOR PEOPLE BETTER WE NEED MORE INDUSTRIALIZATION, NOT LESS - AND NOT INDUSTRIES HOBBLED BY INSANE "GREEN" TAXES OR REGULATIONS.
BLOCKING INDUSTRIALIZATION FOR THE SAKE OF THE ECOLOGY IS BULLSHIT AND HURTS POOR PEOPLE MOST.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
The United Nation’s nuclear inspectors declared for the first time on Thursday that extensive information they have collected raised concerns about “past or current undisclosed activities” by Iran’s military to develop a nuclear weapon. The unusually strongly worded conclusion seems certain to accelerate Iran’s confrontation with much of the rest of the world.
The strong suspicions were described in the first report of the new head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano, to the agency’s board. The report also concluded that Iran’s weapons-related activity apparently continued “beyond 2004,” directly contradicting an American intelligence assessment published a little over two years ago, which concluded that work was suspended at the end of 2003. While the intelligence agencies have never renounced that conclusions, several of President Obama’s top national security advisers have said they do not believe the American intelligence estimate. Many in the Bush administration also questioned that conclusion.
The report contains no assessment of how long it would take Iran to produce a nuclear weapon, and as recently as early last month administration officials said they believed it would be a year and a half, or maybe significantly longer, before Iran could become a weapons power. But the report cited a series of pieces of new evidence, much of it collected in recent weeks, that appeared to paint a picture of a concerted drive in Iran race toward a weapons capability.
WE CANNOT WAIT UNTIL THE IAEA CONFIRMS IRAN HAS A WEAPON.
WE CANNOT WAIT UNTIL IRAN TESTS A WEAPON.
WE CANNOT WAIT.
THE TIME HAS COME...
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's wife, Sarah, has issued an formal rejection of a complaint filed against her by her former housekeeper.Here's something to consider: if the housekeeper had ever really been underpaid, why didn't she quit her job immediately and sue for proper pay? It makes no difference how prominent a job it may be, if your employer is abusing you, don't stay in the job! All the housekeeper is doing is making herself look stupid and out to commit defamation.
The complainant, Lilian Peretz, has accused Netanyahu of paying her below the minimum wage as well as exploiting and verbally abusing her during the five-and-a-half years she looked after the Netanyahu home in Caesarea.
Wednesday's response, submitted to the Tel Aviv Labor Court by Sarah's attorney, says the compaint was "baseless, malicious and full of fabrications."
Sarah also maintains that Peres received "warm and loving treatment," from her family, and that this was the reason she worked at the Netanyahu home for six years.
The prime minister's wife apparently attached several notes allegedly written by Peretz to the Netanyahu family which Sarah says proves this warm relationship.
In her response, Sarah added that "there is no basis to the claim that the housekeeper received less than the minimum wage, and was forced to work on Shabbat and be available at weekends."
The defamation of the Middle East's lone democracy, victim of relentless terror, by the United Nations Human Rights Council has come into ever sharper focus with Israel's response to the panel's Goldstone Report.And true democracies would do well to abandon their membership with this rock-bottom organization, which can and will only serve to harm their own abilities to defend themselves against the Religion of Peace. Goldstone should be shunned for his atrocities and causing all the trouble he's still causing.
The document is purported to be an account of alleged war crimes committed during Israel's January 2009 offensive in Gaza, as well as an assessment of atrocities by Hamas, the terror group that provoked the war by shelling Israeli civilians with rockets and mortars for more than a year.
In actuality, investigator Richard Goldstone served up what the council craved: a wholesale denunciation of Israel that, if left to stand, would outlaw its ability to fight terrorist attacks.
Goldstone's report included this venomous assertion: "The operations were in furtherance of an overall policy aimed at punishing the Gaza population for its resilience and for its apparent support for Hamas."
Israel has now answered with a sober 46-page missive to the UN secretary general. Most news reports focused on the fact that Israel announced disciplinary action against two senior military officers. But far more significant was a thorough rebuttal of Goldstone's irresponsible narrative.
To appreciate how profoundly Goldstone distorted the record, consider Israel's findings in three of the most inflammatory cases he cited - a water facility supposedly bombed intentionally, a flour mill supposedly targeted for destruction and a home supposedly demolished as part of a deliberate attack on civilians.
Regarding destruction at the "Namar wells," the Israel Defense Forces understood the site to be a military compound, not a water facility. Additionally, standing orders forbade inflicting damage on water installations. "To the contrary, the IDF made significant efforts to ensure that the population of Gaza had a sufficient and continuous water supply," Israel reported.
Or consider what happened at the El-Bader flour mill. Goldstone alleged Israel targeted the site purposely to deprive Gaza's people of food.
Never mind, as Israel points out, that "Hamas had fortified this area with tunnels and booby-trapped houses, and deployed its forces to attack IDF troops operating there."
Never mind that "IDF issued early warnings to the residents of the area, including recorded telephone calls, urging them to evacuate. Such telephone calls were made to the flour mill as well."
Never mind that "IDF troops came under intense fire from different Hamas positions in the vicinity of the flour mill."[...]
If Goldstone had any honor, he would retract his libel. If the UN Human Rights Council had any integrity, the panel would abandon its obsession with Israel to take up true abuses by its own member states. And if Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hopes to preserve his standing as a world leader, he will lead the UN away from hauling Israeli soldiers and commanders before the International Criminal Court on trumped-up charges.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
MORE AGW ALARMISTS CAUGHT CENSORING DATA TO MAKE CONTEMPORARY EUROPE SEEM WARMER THAN IT HAS BEEN AND HISTORICAL EUROPE COOLER THAN IT REALLY WAS.
... the Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN) has cynically dumped the world’s second oldest and reliable climate record at Prague in the Czech Republic for no scientific reason.
Climate skeptics claim the censoring of the Czech’s raw data has been perpetrated by climate scientists because the Prague records prove there has been no warming in Europe for over two hundred years.
Bloggers found that GHCN, based at Arizona State University, also cut out Prague’s warm 1940’s as it would make recent warming look unexceptional. This process of adjusting raw data by climatologists (almost always upwards) is known as ‘homogenization.’ Skeptics then found that climatologists had replaced the original Prague dataset from 1949 with a homogenized warmer series from another weather station in Praha/Ruzyne even though Prague had never stopped taking temperature readings.
Skeptic analysts are outraged because, after the Central England Temperature Record, the Czech records are the second oldest continous and reliable temperature record in the world and are known as the Central European Temperature Record. The data set has been kept uninterrupted since 1775 in Praha-Klementinum (Prague).
Interested readers looking to verify for themselves this outrageous deceit can check the records here, then search for “Praha/Ruzyne.“ The real Praha/Klementinum data may be found for the period 1770 to 2009 here.
IOW: ASU'S GHCN DELIBERATELY CENSORED DATA TO MAKE CONTEMPORARY EUROPE SEEM WARMER THAN IT HAS BEEN ANSD HISTORICAL EUROPE COOLER THAN IT REALLY WAS.
JUST LIKE THE CRU.
IMHO: THIS IS "THE TRICK."
IT IS NOT SCIENCE.
IT IS PROPAGANDA.
EVERY SINGLE SOLITARY ONE OF THESE ERRORS OR TRICKS WORKED IN FAVOR OF THE ALARMISTS' HYPOTHESIS AND AGAINST THE SKEPTICS.
THE ALARMISTS SHOULD BE ARRESTED FOR FRAUD AND TRIED AND JAILED.
THEIR FRAUD HAS COST THE WORLD ECONOMY TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS.
THEY MAKE MADOFF LOOK LIKE A PIKER!
THEY SHOULD BE SHOT!
HMMMMMMM: DO THE RECENT DUBAI AND PAKISTAN "ACTIONS" MEAN THE WEST IS CLEARING THE DECK BEFORE ATTACKING IRAN?
Just before 9/11, the enemy assassinated Ahmad Shah Massoud - the leader of the Northern Alliance:
On September 9, 2001, two days before the September 11 attacks in the United States, Massoud was assassinated in Takhar Province of Afghanistan by suspected al-Qaeda agents. The following year, he was named "National Hero" by the order of Afghan President Hamid Karzai. The date of his death, September 9, is observed as a national holiday in Afghanistan, known as "Massoud Day." The year following his assassination, in 2002, Massoud was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.FLASHFORWARD:
... The timing of the assassination, two days before the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, is considered significant by commentators who believe Osama bin Laden ordered the assassination to help his Taliban protectors and ensure he would have their protection and co-operation in Afghanistan. The assassins are also reported to have shown support for bin Laden in their questioning of Massoud.
Mahmoud Abdel Rauf al-Mabhouh was assasinated:
February 14, 1960 – January 19, 2010) was a senior Hamas military commander and one of the founders of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades.More on the Dubai "hit":
And then ONE WEEK LATER- the USA is suddenly getting good Pakistani cooperation - and
Dubai authorities are seeking 11 people with European passports who are believed to have been involved in the assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh.
Mabhouh, who was found dead in his hotel room, is reported to have been in Dubai to source weapons for the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas.
U.S. officials said on Tuesday that Pakistani and U.S. forces seized Mullah Baradar in a joint raid on February 8 in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city.HMMMMMMM...
AND NOW - AGAIN, ONE WEEK LATER - COMES NEWS THAT WE CAPTURED A MAJOR TALIBAN "GOVERNOR" IN PAKISTAN:
... another high-ranking leader of the Taliban in Afghanistan, Mullah Salam, has been captured by a joint U.S.- Pakistani intelligence operation in Pakistan. There is no evidence this capture resulted from intelligence gleaned from Mullah Baradar, the Taliban's # 2 operative who was apprehended in Pakistan just days ago.SOME COMMENTATORS HAVE SNIDELY REMARKED THAT PAKISTAN'S ISI IS MERELY CLEANING UP ITS ROLODEX.
"The capture of an Afghan Taliban ‘shadow governor’ is positive, good news" a U.S. official tells Fox's Mike Emanuel. It's not as big as getting Baradar, he said, but "whenever the Pakistanis arrest somebody, that is a plus”.
BUT... IS SOMETHING BIGGER GOING ON!?
I THINK THE USA AND THE WEST IS PREPARING TO ATTACK IRAN AND IS ASSASSINATING AND ARRESTING KEY MILITARY LEADERS OF THE ENEMY IN ORDER TO MAKE ANY RETALIATION MORE DISORGANIZED.
JUST LIKE OSAMA DID TO THE NORTHERN ALLIANCE ON 9/9/01.
IF THIS IS TRUE, THEN WE WILL SEE A FEW MORE ASSASSINATIONS IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS - OR A PREEMPTIVE ATTACK ON IRAN.
I THINK THE ATTACK ON IRAN WILL WORK WELL. IT WILL LEAD TO REGIME CHANGE IN IRAN, MOST OF THE REGION WILL CELEBRATE, BEHIND THE SCENES EVERYONE WILL REJOICE (EXCEPT FOR THE ISLAMO-NUTZIES) AND - AS LONG AS IRAN IS PREVENTED FROM LAUNCHING MANY MISSILES - THE REGION WON'T SUFFER ANY SERIOUS COLLATERAL DAMAGE.
HIZBALLAH AND HAMAS AND SYRIA WILL BE DE-FANGED.
ALL IN ALL IT WILL BE ABOUT AS BAD FOR THE WORLD AS WHEN THE IAF TOOK OUT SADDAM'S NUKE ASSETS IN 1983, OR WHEN THEY TOOK OUT SYRIA'S NUKE ASSETS LAST YEAR.
IOW: THERE WON'T BE ANY BAD REPERCUSSIONS.
I DO HOPE WE DO IT. THE SOONER THE BETTER.
UPDATE: LEBANON ARRESTED 12 AL QAEDA TERRORISTS LAST WEEK...
UPDATE #2: PAKISTAN ARRESTS A DOZEN AL QAEDA TERRORISTS TODAY...
the [CALIFORNIA] teachers' unions want higher for a state ranked the third worst tax climate for business in the nation.RTWT.
Its corporate income tax rate is already the highest in the West.
Far be it from me to suggest some cost savings strategies, but perhaps crushing the public union oligarchies would be a real nice start. After all, the Los Angeles School Superintendent has identified 1,000 "horrendous" teachers, but not a single one of them can be fired thanks to the teachers' union.
...I think it's too late for California. It's just another Democrat Utopia that's circling the drain, along with Illinois, Michigan, New York and New Jersey.
Hopefully, we can crush the Democrat majority in Congress this November before the infection fatally sickens the entire U.S.
THE NEA, THE SEIU AND AFSCME ARE THE TAX-GETTERS.
THE DEMOCRAT PARTY IS THE BIGGEST BENEFICIARY OF THEIR LARGESS.
I RETURN, THE DEMS PASS HIGHER TAXES AND EXPAND PROGRAMS WHICH BENEFIT THE UNIONS.
WE NEED TO STOP THIS "CYCLE OF VIOLENCE TO OUR ECONOMY".
WE CAN: VOTE GOP THIS NOVEMBER.
OBAMA'S TOP MUSLIM WHITE HOUSE ADVISOR - AND SPECIAL ENVOY TO THE OIC - IS AN APOLOGIST FOR ISLAMOTERROR
I FEEL THAT ONLY A CRYPTO-MUSLIM (WHO WANTED THE USA TO LOSE AND ISLAM TO WIN) WOULD PICK A MAN LIKE OBAMA PICKED.
IOW: IF OBAMA WAS A CRYPTO-MUSLIM, WOULD HE HAVE PICKED ANYONE ELSE!?!?
THE ECONOMY IS GOING TO IMPROVE DESPITE OBAMA'S POLICIES NOT BECAUSE OF THEM, AND WE MUST ATTACK HIS POLICIES WHERE HE'S MOST VULNERABLE: NATIONAL SECURITY AND SPENDING.
NOW NRO IS SAYING IT.
- I KNEW THE ECONOMY WOULD IMPROVE THIS YEAR BECAUSE THE ECONOMY IS BIGGER THAN THE WHITE HOUSE OR DC. THE ECONOMY IS 150 MILLION PEOPLE WORKING HARD TO MAKE A BETTER LIFE FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILIES - AND WE'VE BEEN BUSTING OUR ASSES AND THAT'S WHY THE ECONOMY IS FINALLY IMPROVING.
- TO MAKE THE ECONOMY GROW FASTER AND CREATE MORE JOBS MORE QUICKLY, WE NEED TAX CUTS AND SPENDING CUTS AND WE NEED TO GET GOVERNMENT OFF OUR BACKS.
The new president climbed aboard Air Force One a year ago for a trip to Phoenix to reveal his strategy for attacking the housing crisis. It was a signal moment in the buoyant early days of Barack Obama's administration.
The plan, Obama told a cheering audience of high school students, would keep as many as 9 million people in their homes by lowering their monthly mortgage payments. The program wouldn't save every home, Obama cautioned, but few people paid attention. Not with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner saying things like, ''You'll start to see the effects quite quickly.''
Ambition, though, got far ahead of reality.
The numbers show a program that failed to deliver. About 116,000 homeowners have had their loans modified to reduce their monthly payments, the Treasury Department said Wednesday. Only about $15 million in incentive money has been paid to more than 100 participating mortgage companies. That's 0.02 percent of the $75 billion available.
''We were attempting to set realistic expectations, but I think we failed to do so,'' Michael Barr, an assistant Treasury secretary, said in an interview.
... Since the program started in March:
--1 million people have entered the modification program, and almost 12 percent, or 116,000, have completed the process.
--A third of homeowners who made the three monthly trial payments on time have now fallen behind.
--More than 61,000 homeowners have dropped out, and hundreds of thousands more are expected to do so in the coming months.
--About 220,000 homeowners whose homes have plummeted in value have refinanced.The process has been time-consuming, bureaucratic and fraught with communication mistakes. Borrowers often feel lost in a maze.
THIS PROGRAM - LIKE THE STIMULUS/PORKULUS - HAS BEEN A COMPLETE AND TOTAL EFFIN FAILURE.
OBAMA HAS BEEN A MISERABLE FAILURE - PISSING OFF:
- THE RIGHT EXPECTED IT - BECAUSE WE KNEW OBAMA WAS A LEFTIST AND LEFTIST POLICIES ALWAYS FAIL.
- THE MODERATES/INDEPENDENTS FEEL DUPED.
- THE LEFT IS UNHAPPY THAT OBAMA HAS FAILED TO BE AS LEFTIST AS THEY HAD HOPED AND ARGUE THAT RAHM MISMANAGED THINGS (AS IF IT WASN'T THE POLICIES).
I BETCHYA THE ODDS ARE NOW, HMMM... 5-3 SOMEONE ELSE GETS IT.
Why would we emulate British policy, when Britain is a leading exporter of terrorism?
Last month, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and her senior staff privately met in Washington, D.C., with a select group of Muslim, Arab, and Sikh organizations. Among the mix were three organizations directly associated with an outlawed terrorist entity — the Muslim Brotherhood.
Secretary Napolitano spent an hour and a half briefing them on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) counter-radicalization and anti-terrorist programs. The intensive briefings spanned two days (January 27 and 28) and were called by the DHS.
Although there is no evidence of an exchange of classified information, this meeting was the beginning of an Obama administration program aimed at devising a new information-sharing framework with the Muslim organizations — some of them regarded as extremist because of their ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. The group is to meet regularly with DHS senior aides and with Napolitano. This program was imported from the United Kingdom. The Obama administration has decided to replicate the UK program to win over Muslims and to get them to collaborate with the federal government.
A former U.S. intelligence officer told PJM:
The “counter-radicalization” program is something that the other side created for us. … It initially started in Britain. The Muslim Brotherhood groups suggested it. We went over there and got it. We thought it was a great idea and now we’re using it. It’s the enemy giving us a way to destroy ourselves.
The Muslim Brotherhood is the ideological foundation for today’s terrorist organizations in the Islamic world. Founded in 1928, it is the oldest Islamic fundamentalist political group in modern times. Originally called the Society of the Muslim Brothers, today it is a hardcore supporter of Hamas and Hezbollah and considered the inspirational “father” of al-Qaeda itself.
In 1981, the Muslim Brotherhood assassinated Egyptian President Anwar Sadat after he signed a peace treaty with Israel. Just this month, Egyptian authorities arrested 13 members of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Since the early 1990s the Muslim Brotherhood has created a network of Muslim-American front groups that operate as “moderate” in the United States. At least three of the groups that met with Secretary Napolitano have been identified by intelligence officials and congressional sources as those that have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
One of the groups meeting with Secretary Napolitano was the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), which was created by members of the Muslim Brotherhood. ISNA was named in 2007 by the U.S. Department of Justice as an unindicted co-conspirator in a federal terror trial. The group was identified as a major financier of overseas Islamic terrorist organizations, particularly Hamas.
Ingrid Mattson, ISNA’s president, attended the Napolitano meeting. Mattson has been described by the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) as a Muslim leader who “has an established pattern of minimizing the nature of extremist forms of Islam and rationalizing the actions of Islamist terrorist movements.”
Another Muslim leader from the meeting was Salam al-Marayati, the executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC). MPAC has a long history of defending terrorist acts. Al-Marayati repeatedly defended the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, the Muslim “charity” which was convicted of nine federal criminal counts and in 2001 was identified by the U.S. Treasury Department as a “Specially Designated Terrorist.”
In a 1999 PBS interview, al-Marayati called Hezbollah attacks on Israel “legitimate resistance.”
Most Jihadoterrorist threats to the United States come from Great Britain.
If we emulate Britain, I guess we can expect to become a leading exporter of terrorism too.
For God's sake, they has a 60-40 majority. And now, they have a 59-41 majority.
If you can't get anything done with majorities like that there's something very wrong with your agenda.
“I don’t ever recall a time in my career where to get anything done you needed a super majority, 60 out of 100 senators… I’ve never seen it this dysfunctional. I’m trying to get the other team to cooperate.”
--- Joe Biden
"Can we change (anything) in a situation where we've got, now, a Parliamentary system without majority rule."
--- John Podesta
Check that out, Podesta compares our system to a Parliamentary System without majority rule" even though Obama does have a majority.
So, what does he mean? He means, even Obama's fellow Democrats can't be counted on to vote with him.
Because his agenda is too radical, and they know they will lose their Congressional seats if they don't stick to what their constituents want.
So, what Podesta is lamenting is the Democratic process whereby Congressional REPRESENTATIVES actually represent their constituency.
And, what Podesta is calling a Parliamentary system is, in fact, the splintering of the Democratic Party into moderate Democrats and Progressive Socialists.
It's their fault. It's not the fault of "Republican obstructionists."
Remember, the moderate Democrats are beginning to vote with the Republicans.
A Lebanese military prosecutor on Wednesday indicted 11 suspected militants, including the alleged leader of an al Qaeda-inspired organization, with plotting terrorist attacks and monitoring U.N. peacekeeper movements, judicial officials said.AL ARABIYA:
Military prosecutor Samih Hajj charged the men with forming an "armed gang," planning bombings against civilian targets and undermining the state, the judicial officials said. The suspects were also charged with trailing Lebanese forces and U.N. peacekeepers in southern Lebanon, as well as forging Lebanese passports and Palestinian refugees documents, they said.
Mr. Hajj requested the death penalty for the men, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to release the information. Six of the suspects are in custody, but five are still at large, including Fatah Islam's alleged leader, Abdel-Ghani Jawhar, the officials said.
Fatah al-Islam fought deadly battles against the Lebanese army in the summer of 2007 in the Palestinian refugee camp of Nahr al-Bared near Tripoli.I THINK THEY WERE INVOLVED IN TAKING DOWN THE ETHIOPIAN AIRLINER WHICH BURST IN FLAMES BEFORE CRASHING - ACCORDING TO SEVERAL EYEWITNESSES.
The fighting killed 400 people, including 168 soldiers, and displaced some 30,000 refugees from the camp, which was leveled in the fighting won by the Lebanese army.
UPDATE: COULD THE NEW SWABBING ROUTINE AT USA AIRPORTS HAVE TO DO WITH THIS ETHIOPIAN "CRASH" AND THE EARLIER AIR FRANCE "CRASH"?(BOTH WERE BLAMED ON THE WEATHER.
Air France Flight 447, an Airbus A330, went down in heavy thunderstorms more than 1,000 kilometers, or 600 miles, off northern Brazil on June 1, during a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. All 228 passengers and crew members were killed. A lengthy search recovered over 600 pieces of floating debris and 51 bodies from the ocean, but the black boxes and the bulk of the wreckage were not found.)I'M JUST TRYING TO CONNECT SOME DOTS THAT NOBODY ELSE SEEMS TO BE READY, WILLING OR ABLE TO CONNECT...
Party Gridlock in Washington Feeds New Fear of a Debt CrisisOBAMA FAILED WHEN HE HAD A FILLIBUSTER PROOF SENATE AND A WHOPPING MAJOPROTY IN THE HOUSE.
By JACKIE CALMES
A polarized political system seems unable to solve problems that involve trust, tough choices and little or no short-term gain.
PARTISANSHIP IS NOT WHY HE FAILED.
HE FAILED BECAUSE HE HAS BEEN WAY WAY WAY TO FAR LEFT FOR THE USA - ESPECIALLY FOR THE MOIDERATES HE DUPED INTO VOTING FOR HIM.
JOE THE PLUMBER WAS RIGHT. AND THE FOLKS WHO BELIEVED PBAMA AND NOT JOE ARE PISSSSSSED OFF AND THEY WILL NOT BE FOOOLED AGAIN.
THAT;S WHY DORGAN AND DODD AND KENNEDY AND BAYH DROPPED OUT.
NOT BEAUSE THER GOP AND THE DEMS DON'T GET ALONG.
February 16, 2010
OIL: “Exxon Mobil (XOM) announced today that in 2009 the company’s proven reserves increased by 133% of the amount of oil produced. . . . Amazingly, Exxon, who has been accused in the past of being too conservative in terms of exploration and development, has been finding more oil than it produces for each of the last 16 years, to the dismay of peak oil proponents.”
Posted at by Glenn Reynolds at 11:36 pm
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
US to build nuclear power plants
President Barack Obama has announced more than $8bn (£5bn) of federal loan guarantees to help build the first US nuclear power stations for 30 years.
Two new plants are to be constructed in the state of Georgia by US electricity firm Southern Company.
President Obama said the plants would be "safe and clean" and were needed to meet the country's future energy needs.
There have been no new nuclear power plants built in the US since the 1979 accident at Three Mile Island.
THIS IS GOOD.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Imposing more sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme would not be a quick enough solution, Saudi Arabia's foreign minister has said.
Prince Saud al-Faisal said the threat posed by Iran demanded a "more immediate solution" than sanctions.
He spoke in Riyadh alongside US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who earlier said Iran was "becoming a military dictatorship".
On Tuesday Turkey's foreign minister is due in Iran aiming to mediate.
Turkey is a Nato member, and Ahmet Davutoglu is expected to try and promote a deal on Tehran's nuclear programme between Turkey's western allies and Iran's Islamic government.
Speaking at a joint Riyadh news conference with Mrs Clinton, Prince Saud said: "Sanctions are a long-term solution. They may work, we can't judge.
THE SAUDIS ARE RIGHT.
THE TIME TO WHEN IT WILL BE TOO LATE TO ATTACK IRAN IS FAST APPROACHING.
TWO REASONS: ONE: HE WOULDA LOST.
SECOND REASON: I PREDICT HE WILL CHALLENGE OBAMA FOR THE NOMINATION.
THIS IS NOT JUST A THREAT TO OBAMA. IT IS A THREAT TO HILLARY.
I NOW EXPECT HER TO RESIGN BEFORE NOVEMBER - TO DISASSOCIATE HERSELF FROM THE COMING DEMOCRAT PARTY DEBACLE, AN TO PREVENT BAYH FROM DENYING HER CAMPAIGN FUNDS FOR 2012.
(I PREDICT HOWARD DEAN WILL RUN, TOO.)
IF MODERATE DEMS DROP OUT - AS BAYH DID - AND ARE REPLACED ON THE BALLOT BY HARD-LEFTIES, AND IF THE OBAMA-SOROS MACHINE RUNS FALSE-FLAG TEA PARTY CANDIDATES TO SPLIT THE GOP/RIGHT VOTE, THEN MAYBE THEY THINK THEY CAN ELECT MORE HARD LEFTIES TO ENACT THE OBAMA-SOROS SOCIALIST PLAN!?
Tea Party of Nevada: Real Third Party, or False Flag?
I've seen several articles today and have read some comments about the formation of the Tea Party of Nevada and their intention to run an unknown against struggling Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid.
As others have noted, there isn't a great deal of information online about the group or its principles... but there is enough to start wondering whether the group is remotely serious, or just a bunch of cutups.
You need look not further than Barry Levinson to know that the group is a farce. Levinson, former attorney for John Wayne Bobbitt is the Secretary of the organization, and holds a seemingly bizarre pedigree for a Tea Party patriot. According to his own blog, Levinson is a disgruntled Obama supporter:
MAYBE THEY THINK THE PUMA/HILLARY VOTE WILL MIGRATE TO THEIR FALSE-FLAG THIRD PARTY AND THAT WILL LEAVE THEM WITH A MAJORITY INN THE DEMOCRAT PARTY AND PLURALITY IN THE GENERAL AND MORE SENATORS!?
In an interview with The Times Robert Watson said that all the errors exposed so far in the report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) resulted in overstatements of the severity of the problem.
Professor Watson, currently chief scientific adviser to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, said that if the errors had just been innocent mistakes, as has been claimed by the current chairman, Rajendra Pachauri, some would probably have understated the impact of climate change.
The errors have emerged in the past month after simple checking of the sources cited by the 2,500 scientists who produced the report.
THE IPCC WASN'T EVER ABOUT SCIENCE; IT WAS ABOUT POLITICS - LEFT-WING POLITICS.
A federal judge has dismissed an attempt by the Council on American-Islamic Relations to re-file a lawsuit against Air Force special agent P. David Gaubatz and his son Chris, the father-and-son team that investigated and exposed the group's terrorist ties.Yes, that's something to consider: with the Saudi funding they get, they can sue till the end of time, unless proper steps are taken to shut down CAIR once and for all. This cannot go on, that offensive movements like them can be allowed to continue to operate and cost decent people tons of money for legal defense.
Defense lawyers are hailing the decision as a victory over CAIR's alleged plan to "chill" free speech critical of the organization through an avalanche of court cases and legal costs.
"We briefed, counter-briefed, we spent thousands of dollars on the case," said Daniel Horowitz, one of the three lawyers for the defense. "Only then did they file this new lawsuit, which would have effectively forced us to start all over."
"But the new lawsuit didn't have anything substantively new," Horowitz told WND. "And yet, that's their whole goal. They know they can't win the case, but they can chill the First Amendment by making it so expensive to speak against them that no one can challenge Saudi-funded CAIR. In the end, they can just keep getting more and more money from overseas and burn out opposition with lawsuits."
From the Associated Press:
It will be interesting to see, in the coming days, if the Obama Administration tries to distance themselves from Hillary's statement. I believe they will.
DOHA, Qatar – U.S. Secretary of military dictatorship, a new U.S. accusation in the midst of rising tensions with Iran over its nuclear ambitions and crack down on anti-government protesters.said Monday that is becoming a
Speaking to Arab students at Carnegie Mellon's Doha campus, Clinton said appears to have gained so much power that it effectively is supplanting the government.
"Iran is moving toward a military dictatorship," she said. "That is our view."
Last week the U.S. Treasury Department announced that it was freezing the assets in U.S. jurisdictions of a Revolutionary Guard general and four subsidiaries of a previously penalized construction company he runs because of their alleged involvement in producing and spreading weapons of mass destruction.
Thehas long been a pillar of Iran's regime as a force separate from the ordinary armed forces. The Guard now has a hand in every critical area, including missile development, oil resources, dam building, road construction, telecommunications and .
It also has absorbed the paramilitary Basij as a full-fledged part of its command structure — giving the militia greater funding and a stronger presence in Iran's internal politics.
I think this is another example of Hillary portraying herself to the right of Obama as a prelude to a run against him in 2012.
By the way, Ahmadinejad was with the Basij militia as a young man.
The Basij is a division of the Revolutionary Guard.
It would seem to me this development would mean Ahmadinejad would have more power and the Mullahs would have less.
The Mullahs have a tremendous amount of wealth stored up from having ruled Iran for 31 year.
Wealth is a stabilizing force, generally. It makes people more Conservative, less likely to rock the boat.
It would seem to me anything that gives Ahmadinejad more power, and the Mullahs less, is a bad thing.
THE LEFT WANTS CRONY CAPITALISM AND SOCIALISM.
OBAMA IS A BREZHNEV SOCIALIST.
(PREVIOUS POST HERE - FROM OCTOBER 11 2008 - BEFORE THE ELECTION AND A YEAR AND A HALF BEFORE MICHAEL BARONE!)
Next thing you know they'll take credit for saving the Earth by cooling the planet for the last 15 years.
And winning the Vietnam War.
And, his Porkulus Bill saved or created 1,957,865,345,574,908 TRILLION jobs.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
1) THERE HAS BEEN NO STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT GLOBAL WARMING IN THE PAST 15 YEARS
2) IT IS POSSIBLE THE EARTH WAS WARMER DURING MEDIEVAL TIMES THAN IT IS NOW
3) HE HAS LOST MUCH OF THE DATA THAT SUPPORTED THE "HOCKEY STICK" GRAPH
The Fat Lady has sung.
Anyway, Swedish Jewish moonbats have apparently been smacked with a cluebat and half the Jews in Mälmo have left, which was the entire point of allowing Mohammedans to invade in the first place: ethnic cleansing of Jews. Because that's what accepting the presence of a single Mohammedan anywhere means: ethnic cleansing of Jews and eventual Yemenification.
Has there ever been a remotely civilized, let alone inhabitable, Western nation without an evident Jewish presence? No. That's because God hates those who hate his chosen people and he destroys them without exception. That, and people who hate Jews are invariably leftists who believe in cannibalistic, collectivist forms of government based on parasitism and regression.
Anyhoo, courtesy of my friend, the diligent and multilingual Frank Kitman, who fights tirelessly in defense of Western civilization, I bring you 'Sweden 2010 - Silent Exodus - Half of all Jews have already left Malmoe,' which is currently in the top spot on KitmanTV Digest.
Update: I just remembered this video, which demonstrates perfectly how it never ends with the Jews. It never begins with the Jews, either. It begins as failed leftist policies which first victimize those who have contributed the most to society and are most in need of protection. It never ends until it's Yemen.