News that doesn't receive the necessary attention.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

AP accuses Beck group of being mostly one skin color, puts in 1st sentence of story. Makes no mention of skin color in Sharpton group.

Even Dr. King's former attorney Clarence B. Jones, describes Beck's rally as 'diverse' (late in AP's story): "Clarence B. Jones, who served as King's personal attorney and his speechwriter, said he believes King would not be offended by Beck's rally but "pleased and honored" that a diverse group of people would come together, almost five decades later, to discuss the future of America. Jones, now a visiting professor at Stanford University, said the Beck rally seemed to be tasteful and did not appear to distort King's message, which included a recommitment to religious values.




AP, 8/28/10, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin and others spoke "to a vast,
  • on the National Mall to help restore traditional American values"...
from "Beck: Help us restore traditional American values," by Philip Elliott and Nafeesa Syeed
  • Glenn Beck rally in Washington, DC, 8/28/10, top photo ap from bbc, bottom from c-span stream via Gateway Pundit
Then BBC contributes its share, putting the word "anger" in its story title about the Beck rally:
With AP and BBC framing, we've got "angry white people."
  • What should get any people angry is that media tries to build prejudice about them. Especially if they're just peaceful human beings standing quietly. Not even carrying signs.
via commenters on RedState.com
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  • .Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart notes "The Shame of Alveda King" on 8/30. That she would dare show up at what was basically a "be-in" or "love-in" the Glenn Beck rally on 8/28.
UPDATE, 9/2, "Carlos in DC: Shocking video evidence of rampant Tea Party Racism and Violence," as reported by RedState.com diarist PatriciaC
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Maryland republican office vandalized, glass door shot

A gunshot shattered a glass door Wednesday at a Salisbury office of the Maryland Republican Party, according to a party statement.The party published the statement on its website, indicating that a single gunshot shattered the front door at the office early in the morning.
  • Salisbury police officers discovered the shattered glass after midnight and reported that the office had been vandalized.The statement indicated that a party staffer found a bullet in the office.If you have any information regarding this continuing investigation, contact Salisbury police by dialing 410-548-3165."
via Drudge Report

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Muslim cabbie slasher, age 21, has prior arrests

Michael Enright, age 21, "has some previous arrests for minor crimes," (WSJ quoting from the NY Times) is an art student, a volunteer for a group that has promoted the building of the Ground Zero mosque, and
  • is the suspected slasher of the NY city cab driver.
"As the Associated Press has reported, "the (Ground Zero mosque) center's association with 9/11 is intentional and its location is no geographic coincidence."
  • And when Intersections International "deplores those who would use this project to promote fear and vitriol for personal gain or partisan politics," it adds its voice
to those who falsely claim that anti-Muslim bigotry is pervasive and
  • is the prime or only reason
As Mr. Taranto expressed on the John Batchelor show tonight,
  • NY Mayor Bloomberg's words
  • have not been helpful to either side on this issue
  • and must stop. ed.
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Hoo-boy, NY 23 heads for the trash bin again in 2010

Man, this place sounds as bad as the embedded Beltway GOP. Here we have a bunch of slobs at least one of whom is an alcoholic or possessed of other emotional disorders. So much for thinking these guys got bossed around by DC GOP hacks into doing something they wouldn't have done on their own (run a pathetic candidate). Watching the country go down in flames doesn't matter to these guys. Being a back-slapper does.
"While Matt (Doheny) certainly appears to have superior qualifications, the lawyer-turned-banker has an extremely flawed past.
  • Earlier this month, Matt Doheny admitted to having been charged with two separate BUI convictions two weeks apart from each other. During one of Doheny's altercations with the Coast Guard, he became so belligerent
  • that he needed to be restrained with handcuffs.
The charges weren't just some mild, youthful indiscretion from twenty years ago; this happened in 2004. Highlighting perhaps both a lack of judgment and character, records show that Doheny was sued twice for rent evasion at two separate apartments as recently as 2005.
  • Matt may be articulate and affable, but his past trouble with the law is not going to play well in an election where voters are particularly sensitive to their candidates' ethical fiber.
  • Did the Republican leadership even bother vetting this candidate?
I attempted to contact Matt Doheny's campaign and several Republican Committee Chairmen to determine whether Matt had informed them of his criminal convictions prior to receiving the Republican endorsement. I received no comment. However, they say actions speak louder than words,
  • and local Republican bosses are still flocking to Doheny's camp. Last week, former NY-23 congressman David Martin endorsed Doheny and, in a show of solidarity with the party elite, defended the party chairman's political decision-making.
The unrepentant GOP is not unique to NY-23, either. In NY's 1st congressional district, Chairman Ed Cox continues to push his son's candidacy over conservative and district favorite Randy Altschuler at the expense of losing an opportunity to unseat three-term Democrat Tim Bishop.

While the September primaries
will likely resolve the Republicans' mistake in NY-1, the damage has already been done in the case of NY-23. Given NY's proclivity for third-party ballot lines, Matt's name will appear on the Independence Party ticket, and Doug Hoffman on the Conservative line, despite the Republican primary outcome.
  • The flagrant hatred exhibited by Republican leaders for Hoffman makes it hard to believe that party bosses could unite under Doug Hoffman's potential candidacy. Thus, another three-way race is brewing in NY-23, and the possibility for the district to shed its sickly shade of blue is quickly slipping out of reach
  • Republicans hope to flip as many as eight NY seats in their bid to retake Congress and halt the Obama agenda.
  • In a state as blue as NY, every race counts, which makes the unrepentant Republicans in NY-23 all the more culpable. By never recognizing or admitting their mistakes with Dede Scozzafava, they have repeated their mistakes in their support of Matt Doheny.
Despite numerous opportunities to change course over the last year, NY-23's Republican kingmakers have made it clear that they are not asking for forgiveness. It demands the question: how long will this NY-23 story repeat itself, and where will it happen next? "
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Top NY State Democrat: Move Ground Zero mosque for 'sake of peace'

"State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver made his strongest comments to date about the placement of the so-called "Ground Zero mosque" today after a press conference on education funds.
  • Following the news conference on federal "Race to the Top"' grants with the governor, Silver said that while the developers of the Park51 Islamic Center had the legal right to build only two blocks from the site of the World Trade Center,

"The sponsor should take into very serious consideration the type of turmoil that's been created... and find a suitable place that doesn't create the kind of controversy this does," said Silver.

  • "I believe that they have a right to build a house of worship," said Silver, adding, "what I am suggestion is that

that in the spirit of living with others, they should try to find a location that doesn't engender the

  • deep feelings that currently exist about this site.""
Mayor Bloomberg now openly scorns the citizens
  • whose trust
he quite recently begged for.

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Monday, August 23, 2010

It's not about Muslims or constitutional rights though media tries to make it so

"The positions of President Obama and Mayor Bloomberg that American Muslims
  • have the Constitutional right to establish a mosque anywhere — has become their main issue.
  • But that has never been the issue.

Few opposed to the mosque near Ground Zero have argued that Muslims don’t have the right, but have asked whether it’s the right thing to do. It strikes them in the gut, the heart and the head as just plain wrong.

  • Yet, when you cite rights as opposed to what’s right, those who consider it the wrong thing to do — a highly reasonable and understandable position —
  • can then be disregarded as bigots and xenophobes.

The question the Mayor, President and media should more strongly consider is why, if the point men in the establishment of this large mosque are as sensitive as they claim,

  • would they want to establish it near Ground Zero?

Why would they even choose to be perceived as rubbing Islam into the wounds of those most afflicted by Islamic extremism?

  • Imagine if the Bloomberg or Obama had a family member murdered by a lunatic. And then, 10 years later, relatives of the murderers chose to buy the house across the street.

Wouldn’t Bloomberg and Obama find that unsettling? Wouldn’t they wonder why, of all places, these folks chose to live across the street?

  • The issue isn’t about legal rights.
  • It’s about common sense and common decency;

it about passing minimal smell and taste tests. We all have the right to be wrong, but that doesn’t make it right."

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Why has BP's key witness Robert Kaluza taken the 5th twice before congress? First on Wed., May 26, then Tues., July 20

8/19, BBC, "BP rejects claims it is hiding data on oil rig explosion"
Washington: "A top BP worker who was aboard the Deepwater Horizon in the hours leading up to the explosion declined to testify in front of a federal panel investigating the deadly oil rig blowout, telling the U.S Coast Guard he was
  • invoking his constitutional right to avoid self-incrimination.

The move Wednesday (MAY 26) by BP's Robert Kaluza raises the possibility of criminal liability in the April 20 explosion

  • that killed 11 and five weeks later continues to spew hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico each day."...
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7/20/10, CNN headline buries news that key BP executive pleaded the 5th to congress for the second time (the first being May 26) and another key man called in sick:
"Sepulvado and Donald Vidrine were the two (BP) "company men" who worked aboard the rig, but Sepulvado was ashore at the time of the blast for additional training on blowout preventers. He was replaced on the rig by
  • Robert Kaluza, who invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination
  • Tuesday (JULY 20) when called to testify.

Vidrine has been excused from testifying for medical reasons, the company said Monday night....

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The buried lede is BP's key witness pleads the 5th for second time.

  • (Sorry some blocks of text are a little off kilter in this post relating to the CNN story. I have quotes around the headline in the draft but they don't show up in published form, for example. The link should still work. I'll keep trying to fix it). ed.

Ed Gillespie and the Bush gang were so successful they're back to get Obama re-elected!!! Step 1, scold ordinary Americans.

Bloated Ed Gillespie's such a success-he and the Bush gang got Obama elected the first time and are out to do it again! Some of them even went to see Jon Podesta at far left CAP earlier this year! Ed of course wants to remind us to shut the hell up.
"Ed Gillespie, who was a top counselor to Bush, emphasized the party should not overplay the controversy
For "political reasons?" Is it OK with you-
  • a bloated phony
if we do whatever we do
life and death?
  • Take a hike, Gillespie, and take your pals Karl Rove, John McCain, and Rush Limbaugh with you.
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'Soros clone' Duquesne Capital Fund Mgr. retires due to stress

"One of George Soros's former star fund managers has said his work has taken a "heavy personal toll" on him.

  • Announcing his retirement, Stanley Druckenmiller said the stress of managing an enormous fund and competing in the markets had become too much.

Worth an estimated $3.5bn (£2.2bn), he said he had been dissatisfied with his fund's results.

Mr Druckenmiller worked with George Soros on his bet against the pound before Black Wednesday in the 1990s.

  • The two were said to have made $1bn on a single day.
'High emotional toll'

In an unusually candid letter to the clients of his company Duquesne Capital, he reminded them that he had also left Soros Fund Management ten years ago due to the impact of work pressure on his ability to perform and his "state of being".

  • "Unfortunately, as Duquesne has grown, these factors have again emerged," he told investors.

Mr Druckenmiller's funds have an unbroken record of profits - even during the financial crisis of 2008-9. But the investor in his late 50s said he was still "dissatisified" with its results....

  • When Mr Soros hired Stanley Druckenmiller in the 1988, he reportedly said,
  • "I think I've found my clone"."...
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

EPA restrictions on CO2 will increase jobless for decades-Congressional Budget Office

"U.S. limits on carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that scientists have linked to climate change

If greenhouse gas limits were imposed on U.S. industry, “total employment

  • would be slightly lower than would be the case
  • in the absence of such policies,”
  • the CBO said today in a report."
  • via Tom Nelson
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Americans leaping to their deaths from World Trade Center, but Mayor Bloomberg forgets and instead cries for his mosque



  • Sure enough, people have already forgotten. Why not? Plenty of Saudi money in politics. Remember Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal
  • gave Mayor Giuliani a check for $10 million right after the attacks which the Mayor rejected when informed of the Prince's statement as follows:
(10/12/01): "In a written statement handed out by his publicist, the prince said: "At times like this one,
  • we must address some of the issues that led to such a criminal attack.
  • adopt a more balanced stance toward the Palestinian cause."
Giuliani, who had attended a memorial service with Alwaleed and accepted his $10-million offer to help victims' families, had a harsh response when he learned about the statement.
Sunny Mindel, the mayor's communications director, told The Associated Press:
The prince, an outspoken member of the Saudi royal family, is
  • a major investor in American companies and
was No. 6 on Forbes magazine's 2001 list of the world's richest men,
  • with a worth of $20 billion. "...
Bloomberg wants a mosque so bad he is tearful: Bloomberg's emotions operate in reverse order. He was quick to dismiss a bomber in Times Square 5/3/10, as anyone but a Muslim, more likely an intolerant, hick American NYC Mayor Bloomberg scolds Americans still alive after various Islamic attacks, sobs that a mosque in a building damaged in the 9-11 terror attacks is

Saudi Prince Alwaleed gives $10 million check to then NY Mayor
Giuliani which Giuliani returned. AP photo, 10/2001
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Sunday, August 15, 2010

60% of likely voters in Florida favor Arizona-like law in their state

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds that 60% of Likely Voters in the state favor a similar immigration law in Florida,

The percentage of supporters has held fairly steady since last month"...

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Muslims decry construction on special land, say sharia should prevail, CNN devotes resources to helping Muslim case

Islamists object to use of land they consider a grave site in Israel. Say it must be adjudicated via sharia law. CNN is so helpful, interesting how they choose to allocate scarce resources. Is CNN taping what Muslims are trying to do at a US grave site?
"CNN shot footage of the tombstones being destroyed before journalists' access was denied. These same tombstones have emerged as yet another flash point in the controversy.
  • Opponents of the construction site argue that the tombstones that have been destroyed recently dated back to ancient times. There were Israeli media reports, however, that the tombstones that were destroyed had been added to the land only recently, with the intent to obstruct the construction project.

Israel's Channel 10 reported on August 5 that "in the last month, surprisingly,

  • 150 new tombstones were added. The Jerusalem municipality decided to demolish the fake tombstones....
To resume grave demolitions, Aqsa spokesman Mahmoud Abu Atta argues, the developers would have needed to obtain agreement from
with power of attorney as caretaker of the Mamilla cemetery."...
  • via Lucianne.com
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Friday, August 13, 2010

Black person murders 8 white people, AP, NY Times, Washington Post, blame whites

8/11, "Prager: Black murders 8 whites; Media blames whites," from BigJournalism, F. Ross

After 50 years of being inundated with stories of white racism, and being taught in college that in this white-dominated society, only a white can be a racist,

  • A black man murdered eight white people at his place of work because they were white, and
  • the media story is about the murderer’s alleged experiences of racism.

Here’s the Associated Press Report from Aug. 7, four days after the murders. It was reprinted in The Washington Post and throughout America:

To those closest to him, Omar Thornton was caring, quiet and soft-spoken … But underneath, Thornton seethed with a sense of racial injustice for years that culminated in a shooting rampage Tuesday in which the Connecticut man killed eight and wounded two others at his job at Hartford Distributors in Manchester before killing himself.

‘I know what pushed him over the edge was all the racial stuff that was happening at work,’ said his girlfriend, Kristi Hannah.

‘He always felt like he was being discriminated (against) because he was black,’ said Jessica Anne Brocuglio, his former girlfriend. ‘Basically they wouldn’t give him pay raises. He never felt like they accepted him as a hard working person.’

‘Thornton changed jobs a few times because he was not getting raises, Brocuglio said.

The New York Times Aug. 3 headline read: “Troubles Preceded Connecticut Workplace Killing,” and in the second paragraph, the Times reported:

  • “He might also have had cause to be angry: he had complained to his girlfriend of being racially harassed at work, the woman’s mother said, and lamented that his grievances had gone unaddressed.”

On Aug. 7, 2010, The Washington Post headline read, “Beer warehouse shooter long complained of racism.”

  • Of course, Thornton was fired for stealing beer, and there was video proof of him doing so. But this fact — the one indisputable and most pertinent pre-murder fact — got lost within the larger context of Thornton’s claims of being a victim of whites."...
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(Thanks again to the entrenched GOP for making this all possible. You have blood on your hands). ed

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American tax payers eagerly pay public schools to teach kids how to hate white people and eradicate America

A state law recently signed kindly prohibits schools from providing classes designed to promote solidarity among one ethnic group over another. By the time a law like this could be uttered in Arizona, it would of course be too late.
  • 8/10/10: "This law bans classes that "promote the overthrow of the United States government" or "promote resentment toward a race or class of people" because schools should treat all pupils as individual Americans. The issue arose because the Tucson School District offers courses in Mexican-American studies (known locally as Raza Studies) that focus on that particular group and its influence.

The law doesn't prohibit these classes so long as they are open to all students and don't promote ethnic resentment or solidarity. However, Arizona's Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Horne, says the basic theme of the Mexican-American studies program is that Latino students "were and continue to be victims of a racist American society driven by the interests of middle- and upper-class whites."

  • Among the goals listed for the Mexican-American Studies are
  • "social justice" and "Latino Critical Race Pedagogy."
  • Pictures of the classroom showed the walls decorated with
  • "heroes," such as Fidel Castro and Che Guevara.

Americans Now 'Anglos'

Tucson also offers courses especially for African-American and Native American students.

  • These classes obviously divide the student population by race, a practice we thought was not supposed to be tolerated anymore.

Greta Van Susteren interviewed former Tucson high school teacher, John A. Ward, who was removed from teaching the class for Mexican Americans and reassigned because he questioned the curriculum.

  • For raising concerns, Ward was called a racist. And since he is of Mexican heritage, Ward was also called a vendido (Spanish for sellout).

The state of Arizona requires students to take a course in American history in order to graduate, but Ward said the course was actually not about U.S. history at all. He said it focused solely on the history of the Aztec people, which is the group to which Mexican-American activists ascribe their lineage.

  • Others who have looked at the books used in these courses say they refer to Americans as "Anglos" or "Euroamericans" rather than as "Americans."
  • The books do not recognize the U.S. as a country, but claim Arizona is part of "Aztlan, Mexico" (even though the
  • Aztecs never lived in what is now the U.S.).

The Mexican version of history is not the only foreign propaganda masquerading as American history in public school courses and textbooks.

  • Five chapters promoting Islam were inserted in a world history textbook that is authorized and recommended for seventh-grade students
  • by the state of California.

Muhammad Praised

This world history textbook, called "History Alive! The Medieval World and Beyond," gives the history and beliefs of Islam lengthy and favorable treatment far above and beyond what is given to every other religion, according to Stephen Schwartz in the Weekly Standard (Aug. 9, 2010).

  • The textbook uses what he calls a "sanitized vocabulary" to conceal Muslim practices that are criminal in the U.S. These include
  • forced marriage,
  • forced divorce,
  • marriage to children,
  • polygamy and punishments imposed by Shariah law,
  • such as public beheadings,
  • amputations,
  • floggings and
  • stonings.

Muhammad is the only person in this world history textbook who rates an entire chapter. Jesus gets only one sentence, and the contrast between the treatment of Islam and Christianity is shocking.

  • The book gives an entirely positive account of Muhammad's teachings, saying, for example, "He preached tolerance for Christians and Jews as fellow worshippers of the one true God." It says nothing about Jesus' teachings, but it does describe examples of Christian persecution of non-Christians.

This textbook tells students that the first year in the Muslim calendar is "the year of Muhammad's hijrah" (his escape from Mecca to Medina in the year 622).

  • The book doesn't say from what event our Christian calendar dates, instead replacing A.D. with the trendy term "C.E." (Common Era).

William J. Bennetta, editor of the Textbook Letter, published a detailed analysis of this book's distortions, which he calls "pseudohistory." Bennetta documents how it was influenced by a Muslim pressure group, the Council on Islamic Education (CIE), which boasts of successfully

  • "collaborating" with "K-12 publishers"

to present a benign view of Islam to impressionable American schoolchildren.

  • Parents should check out how American history is taught, and NOT taught, in their children's schools. Is Islamic or Mexican propaganda masquerading as "American history"?"

from IBD by Phyllis Schlafly

  • If you're anti-American, you're better, you KNOW, you CARE, you're just, well, it should be obvious. And you're in the in-crowd too, and all. ed.
via Gateway Pundit


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

NY Times says Ground Zero mosque perfectly fine just needs better PR, doesn't mention US tax dollars transferred to Imam

8/11, "NYT: Ground Zero mosque mainly a PR problem," American Thinker, Leo Rennert
  • "In its Aug. 11 edition, the New York Times runs a lengthy front-page article that points to inadequate PR preparations as the fuse that lit the controversy over plans to build a $100 million Islamic community center and mosque near Ground Zero ("For Muslim Center Sponsors, Early MIssteps Fueled a Storm" by Anne Barnard)
Barnard, in her exhaustive piece, faults the mosque's sponsors for failing to anticipate accusations of building a victory monument to terrorism. While they garnered support from some Jewish and Christian groups, she reports, they did little to engage likely opponents, adding: "More strikingly,
  • they did not seek the advice of established Muslim organizations experienced in volatile post 9/11 passions and politics."
In other words, if there were missteps by the project's sponsors, it was all about lack of adequate public and community outreach in the planning process.
  • Nowhere, however, in an article that, in addition to its front-page prominence also takes up a full one third of an inside page,
does Barnard report substantive criticism by mainstream Jewish organizations with sterling credentials in the forefront of civil rights battles for many decades -- such as the Anti-Defamation League, the Simon Wiesenthal Center or the Zionist Organization of America.
  • While they recognize that the mosque's sponsors have a perfect legal right to build near Ground Zero, they question whether -- given the lingering pain of 9/11 survivors and families -- picking this particular location is the right thing to do.
None of this appears in Barnard's article that purports to inform readers why such a storm of opposition has clouded the proposed mosque.
  • Even more tellingly, there is nothing in her article about questions that have been raised about the anti-U.S., pro-Hamas radicalism of its sponsor, Imam Rauf.
For example, on Sept. 30, 2001, less than three weeks after 9/11, Imam Rauf said on CBS' "60 Minutes" program that "United States policies were an accessory to the crime that happened...we have been accessory to a lot of innocent lives dying in the world."
  • On the same program, Imam Rauf also opined that "in fact, in the most direct sense, Osama Bin Laden is made in the USA."
In other words, the man behind the Ground Zero mosque indicts while also blaming this country for turning Osama Bin Laden into an arch-terrorist.
  • More recently, Imam Rauf again turned the tables against the U.S. by refusing to condemn Hamas as a terrorist organization and declaring that "the U.S. and the West must acknowledge the harm they have done to Muslims before terrorism can end."
Barnard's article, with its focus on PR missteps, is silent about the real bona fides -- or lack thereof -- of its chief sponsor. Her only reference to the views of Imam Rauf is a statement he reportedly made to a real estate broker in 1999 that "we're not the ones doing bombs; we're moderates and Americans."
  • Really? What about his rationalization of terrorism, his demand for an American apology to the Muslim world, and his charges that
  • the U.S. also bears responsibility for 9/11?
These views of Imam Rauf somehow don't meet the NY Times standard of publishing
US taxpayer dollars are being used to finance an "outreach" trip for Imam Rauf and his wife to middle east locales (the third time US tax dollars have financed a trip for Imam Rauf per the State Dept.).
Reference, 8/8, "Half-baked mosque-developer owns only part of site," NY Post

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Only one mosque in America where women can sit in front row

"There is only one mosque in America where women can pray in the front row.
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

No, Rush, we did not "love" Karl Rove. We were embarrassed by him and are now embarrassed by you.

I've listened to Rush Limbaugh regularly since 1989 and must admit I've been fooled. I was listening years ago when he said he'd completely lost his hearing. I consider him a genius, a very hard worker who created something out of nothing, ie. what was once known on then-dying AM radio as "housewife time" has become a bastion of knowledge and entertainment. He has earned every penny he's made. But I was quite wrong to believe Rush was on my side, on the country's side. He is a huge phony.
  • I find his adoration of Karl Rove a deal breaker. He turned his entire show over to Rove on Monday. Today, Limbaugh said, "judging from emails, we "Lovvvved""Rove. I almost threw up hearing him say this. Rove is a disgusting, no-talent human being and one of the main reasons this country has been lost. He is someone who should have retired from public life in shame. There isn't a single redeeming quality about him.
The larger issue is his aggressive political campaigning and fund raising to advance special business interests which has to make George Soros happy. Rove is the essence of Beltway "Ruling Class" buffoons who must go, one of a group whom Mr. Limbaugh recently said (apparently disingenuously) is the real problem with our country.
  • In recent weeks Rush scattered Rove's name throughout his shows in context of a buddy, pal, and admired national figure (in Limbaugh's view). Then Rush turned the entire show over to Rove on Monday, August 9th. Who in their right mind-except someone recruiting for the Democrat party would think
  • broadcasting old buddy stories about disgraced idiots like Lee Atwater (may he rest in peace) would be a good idea? Both George Bush eras are almost criminal failures yet now they're a bunch of yucks? The Bushes and guys like Rove threw our our country and our lives down the toilet and we're supposed to buy a book about it or even want to hear about it?
  • Rush Limbaugh thought this was a fantastic idea, and believes we "lllovvvedd" Rove. This is either schizophrenic or one of the greatest frauds ever pulled off in the history of radio.
Rush fooled me all these years. Good bye, Rush. You're advancing the interests of a bad man and all the bad men hooked up to him. You are one of them.
I recall Paul Alexander, a democrat insider who used to be on radio with John Batchelor, relating what a loose cannon Rove was, that he'd be down trying to persuade congressmen to do the opposite of something President Bush was trying to do. This is exactly the persona I've seen of Rove as he's become a media fixture. Nothing like the brooding genius he was alleged to be. The man does not belong in public life.

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Totally out of touch Ruling Class exemplified by Boehner, McConnell, and Graham and their phony 'birth citizenship' charade


One lawmaker is left to nicely point out that the cream of the GOP crop will dream up endless diversions to avoid protecting American citizens.
The latest from totally out of touch Beltway Ruling Class members is the idea of not allowing babies born here to become automatic citizens. These pathetic individuals are the
At this late date, after all that our country has lost, these buffoons still haven't the faintest idea how embarrassing they are, why the Republican Party has no power today, and why
  • they must be replaced.
  • Not the faintest idea.
Above picture of Senator Scott Brown giving the thumbs up while seated next to John Kerry Saturday 8/7 at a charity running event in Massachusetts. photo from the Boston Herald. Scott Brown is also badly out of touch. ed.


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Religious freedom for Muslims includes public whipping of young girls who don't submit to pedophilia

Mayor Bloomberg, you're the one who should be ashamed for promoting this religion. Sorry, I don't think it's because they don't like the health care bill...

Friday, August 6, 2010

'Carbon capture' global warming scam so bad even the UN won't deal with it, Obama says no problem, US taxpayers will

won't allow it in its freewheeling CDM credit program. But Obama says US taxpayers will pay with a $419 million tax credit, the largest of its kind. The NY Times mentions this fact at the very end of their Green Blog entry.
Reference: 12/16.09 "The three Western countries and Saudi Arabia had strongly argued that advanced new clean-coal plants, which trap emissions underground, ought to earn credits for being a low-carbon source of energy.

via Tom Nelson

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Obama to give US taxpayer money to third world countries to pay for global warming that does not exist.

Obama told the UN it could have US taxpayer money for third world dictatorships for global warming even though the US is broke, has a bleak future, and taxes and unemployment continue to rise.


"Ecuador has agreed to refrain from drilling for oil in a pristine Amazon rainforest reserve in return for up to $3.6bn (£2.26bn) in payments from rich countries.
  • Under a pioneering agreement signed with the United Nations, the oilfields under the Yasuni reserve will remain untapped for at least a decade....
The agreement sets up a trust fund which will be administered by the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

Countries including Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Italy

The Ecuadorean government says keeping the oil in the ground will prevent more than 400 million tonnes of

  • carbon dioxide from going into the atmosphere.

"This is Ecuador's contribution towards

  • combating climate change," Ecuador's Heritage Minister, Maria Espinoza, said.

Rebeca Grynspan of the UNDP described the initiative as "innovative, audacious and important

  • for the whole planet".

She said the UNDP was interested in replicating it in other countries, possibly including Guatemala, Vietnam and Nigeria."

  • Have any Ruling Class phonies in congress ever thought of filing articles of impeachment against Obama for taking hard earned taxpayer money from broke Americans and giving it to criminal operations like the UN and third world dictatorships? I didn't think so.
photo of people in Ecuador celebrating taking other peoples' hard earned money for something that does not exist, ap

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Pending home sales fall to all time low in June, "unexpectedly"...

"The (National Assoication of) Realtors said its Pending Home Sales Index, based on contracts signed in June, fell to a record low 75.7 from a revised 77.7 in May.
  • Economists polled by Reuters had expected
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Monday, August 2, 2010

NJ Governor Chris Christie, 'Trenton Thunder'

Aug. 16, 2010 National Review cover.
The Yankees AA affiliate is also called the
'Trenton Thunder.' I was a big fan of the
new governor until around July 21.
  • New Jersey is the most densely populated state, but
  • they also have a substantial number of beautiful horse farms. Among other things, farms conserve open space and are a New Jersey tradition. New Jersey farmers had reason to believe Christie at least did not view them with contempt, had a feeling for their business.
Apparently not so. Christie now says Meadowlands Race Track should
be closed down
. At the same time, he's putting all his resources
behind nation building in Atlantic City.
  • Christie proves himself as reliable as Scott Brown, meaning don't count on him.
cover via SaveJerseyBlog


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Sunday, August 1, 2010

ObamaCare already set up UK style public sector health committees using $1.1 billion in taxpayer 'Stimulus' funds, follows Daschle's book-McCaughey

Stimulus? Not possible and never intended to be such, but since US citizens have no representation in congress how would we know? And certainly no watchdog media out there 'protecting our democracy'.
  • It turns out $1.1 billion of this so-called "stimulus" in early 2009 was actually taken from productive citizens and paid to
non-productive paper pushers specifically to set up part of the Tom Daschle inspired health care councils. The health care bill didn't exist, yet $1.1 billion was removed from the economy to pay grandiose adding machines to come up with laws to order the scarce supply of doctors to serve sub-populations and federal dependents.
(The idea that Republicans will fight any of this has of course gone out the window. ed.)
"Republican Senators are questioning whether President Barack Obama’s stimulus bill contains the right mix of tax breaks and cash infusions to jump-start the economy.
  • Tragically, no one from either party is objecting to the health provisions slipped in without discussion. These provisions reflect the handiwork of Tom Daschle, until recently the nominee to head the Health and Human Services Department.

Senators should read these provisions and vote against them because they are dangerous to your health. (Page numbers refer to H.R. 1 EH, pdf version).

  • The bill’s health rules will affect “every individual in the United States” (445, 454, 479). Your medical treatments will be tracked electronically by a federal system. Having electronic medical records at your fingertips, easily transferred to a hospital, is beneficial. It will help avoid duplicate tests and errors.

But the bill goes further. One new bureaucracy, the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, will monitor treatments to make sure your doctor is doing what the federal government deems appropriate and cost effective. The goal is to reduce costs and “guide” your doctor’s decisions (442, 446).

Keeping doctors informed of the newest medical findings is important, but enforcing uniformity goes too far.

New Penalties

  • Hospitals and doctors that are not “meaningful users” of the new system will face penalties. “Meaningful user” isn’t defined in the bill. That will be left to the HHS secretary, who will be empowered to impose “more stringent measures of meaningful use over time” (511, 518, 540-541)

What penalties will deter your doctor from going beyond the electronically delivered protocols when your condition is atypical or you need an experimental treatment?

  • The vagueness is intentional. In his book, Daschle proposed an appointed body with vast powers to make
  • the “tough” decisions elected politicians won’t make.

The stimulus bill does that, and calls it the Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research (190-192). The goal, Daschle’s book explained, is to slow the development and use of new medications and technologies because they are driving up costs.

  • and he chastises Americans for expecting too much from the health-care system.

Elderly Hardest Hit

Daschle says health-care reform “will not be pain free.” Seniors should be more accepting of the conditions that come with age instead of treating them. That means the elderly will bear the brunt.

Medicare now pays for treatments deemed safe and effective. The stimulus bill would change that and

  • apply a cost- effectiveness standard set by
  • the Federal Council (464).

The Federal Council is modeled after a U.K. board discussed in Daschle’s book. This board approves or rejects treatments using a formula that divides the cost of the treatment

  • by the number of years the patient is likely to benefit.

Treatments for younger patients are more often approved than treatments for diseases that affect the elderly, such as osteoporosis.

  • In 2006, a U.K. health board decreed that elderly patients with macular degeneration had to wait until they went blind in one eye before they could get a costly new drug to save the other eye.
  • It took almost three years of public protests before the board reversed its decision.

Hidden Provisions

If the Obama administration’s economic stimulus bill passes the Senate in its current form,

  • Defenders of the system say that individuals benefit in younger years and sacrifice later.

The stimulus bill will affect every part of health care, from medical and nursing education, to how patients are treated and how much hospitals get paid.

  • The bill allocates more funding for this bureaucracy than for the Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force combined (90-92, 174-177, 181).

Hiding health legislation in a stimulus bill is intentional. Daschle supported the Clinton administration’s health-care overhaul in 1994,

  • and attributed its failure to debate and delay.

A year ago, Daschle wrote that the next president should act quickly before critics mount an opposition. “If that means attaching a health-care plan to the federal budget, so be it,” he said.

More Scrutiny Needed

On Friday, President Obama called it “inexcusable and irresponsible” for senators to delay passing the stimulus bill. In truth, this bill needs more scrutiny.

  • The health-care industry is the largest employer in the U.S. It produces almost 17 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product.

Imagine limiting growth and innovation in the electronics or auto industry during this downturn. This stimulus is dangerous to your health and the economy."

  • "(Betsy McCaughey is former lieutenant governor of New York and is an adjunct senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. The opinions expressed are her own.)"
Reference: "Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research Membership" Right. ed.

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British National Health System in crisis, Doctors desperate, home lives wrecked, urge immediate changes to Obama-like system

Tom Daschle, advising Obama on 'health' issues said the new US plan will not be 'pain free.' He advised the most important thing was to push the plan through quickly so critics could not see what was in it. He said that was why the Clinton health plan failed, because too much participation was allowed.
"Patients' lives are being put at risk under European rules that cut the working hours of doctors, experts say.
  • The Royal College of Surgeons said creating a 48-hour limit on the working week had "failed spectacularly".

About 80% of 980 NHS surgeons and surgical trainees surveyed said care had worsened since the European Working Time Directive started last August.

  • A Department of Health spokesman said the way the directive was being applied was "clearly unsatisfactory".

But the RCS - which surveyed surgeons and surgical trainees in all nine surgical specialties - warned the changes had left hospitals overstretched and much less safe than they were a year ago.

  • More than a quarter of senior surgeons said they were no longer able to be involved in all of the key stages of a patients' care, up from 18% in October 2009.

The survey also found two thirds of junior surgeons said their hours in training had been cut - a quarter more than a year ago.

More than 60% of consultants who used to do surgery assisted by trainees said they were now

  • reported "inadequate handovers".

In addition, more than half to those surveyed said they consistently worked more than the permitted hours because of stretched rotas.

  • 'Great problems'

RCS President John Black said surgeons not only thought

  • work and home lives were also poorer for it.

"To say the European Working Time Regulations has failed spectacularly would be a massive understatement.

which would enable surgeons to work in teams, with fewer handovers and with the backup of senior colleagues," he said.

Charlie Giddings, president of the Association of Surgeons in Training, said "new innovative solutions" were needed, "rather than the minor short-term tweaks that

  • at the expense of training and patient care".

Howard Cottam, president of the British Orthopaedic Trainees Association, said the directive had "largely failed" and the system "remained reliant on the professional integrity of

  • trainees who continue to cover the gaps in the rota".

A spokesman for the Department of Health said: "The health secretary will support the business secretary in taking a robust approach to future negotiations on the

  • revision of the European Working Time Directive,

"We will not go back to the past with tired doctors working excessive hours, but the way the directive now applies is clearly unsatisfactory and is causing great problems for health services across Europe."

  • The survey covered all Strategic Health Authorities in England as well as surgeons based in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

The RCS said it endorsed calls for a working week of up to 65 hours - including time spent on-call - to provide the ideal balance between adequate training opportunities, good patient care and work-life balance."



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