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Little Green Footballs: About That DHS Report on Right-Wing Extremism (Major Barf Alert)
Little Green Footballs ^ | 4-14-2009 | LGF

Posted on 04/15/2009 4:30:18 AM PDT by jmc813

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To: jmc813
I used to occasionally post at LGF before running afoul of Charles' low tolerance of opinions that depart from his in any significant way. (This is one reason I'm thankful for how JimRob runs FR).

Charles is uncomfortable with a lot of conservatives.

42 posted on 04/15/2009 6:24:44 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money -- Thatcher)
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To: jmc813

Who cares what this loser says?

43 posted on 04/15/2009 6:29:52 AM PDT by Sir Gawain ("Let every man make known what kind of government would command his respect" - Thoreau)
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First, this DHS assessment was begun more than a year ago, before Barack Obama was even nominated.

As you and others have pointed out, while the research for the report may have been started a year ago, the decisions on how to write up that research and what spin to put on it were entirely made by the Obama administration.

44 posted on 04/15/2009 6:33:56 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money -- Thatcher)
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To: mbynack

Until 911 I had rarely flown an American flag outside my house.
Since 912 the flag has been there (lit at night)...always.
When I saw the reference to the Gadsden flag in this stuff (I’m a potential terrorist?) , and to support the Tea Party protests, I went out and bought a rattlesnake flag, which is now proudly flying outside my house (I also did not know that the first recorded evidence of that symbol relates to the US Marines, one of whom is my daughter. That makes me even more inclined to fly that flag!).

45 posted on 04/15/2009 6:43:35 AM PDT by Sigurdrifta
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To: jmc813
Note how he references “some bloggers” and that blogger being Ed from Hot Air. Seems like Chuckles is trying to pick another fight to keep his already tanking site hits up.

I actually enjoy watching him sink like a stone. He does nothing but rip on Christians, Fox News and Robert Spencer.

Oh, and if he sees this thread he will whine incessantly about the mean things being said about him (his thin skin is bordering on legendary) His blog sucks, and his traffic just proves it. I say good riddance.

46 posted on 04/15/2009 6:53:07 AM PDT by Liam2007
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To: jmc813

“This inflammatory Department of Homeland Security report calls mainstream conservatives right-wing extremists, militia members, and tars and feathers returning veterans while warning everybody to be on the lookout for these people on the eve of these tea parties.” - Rush Limbaugh April 14, 2009

More here:


Oh, I’m sure DHS will be issuing its report on self-proclaimed bank terrorists like Bruce Marks of NACA and criminal rackeeters harassing private citizens in their homes to “exploit the economic downturn” any day now. ~ Michelle Malkin

Excerpted from:

Confirmed: The Obama DHS hit job on conservatives is real By Michelle Malkin • April 14, 2009 12:01 AM

Yesterday, Roger Hedgecock and the Liberty Papers posted an unclassified DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis report titled:

Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.

The “report” (PDF file here) was one of the most embarrassingly shoddy pieces of propaganda I’d ever read out of DHS. I couldn’t believe it was real.

I spent the day chasing down DHS spokespeople, who have been tied up preparing for a very important homeland security event later today: The First Lady is coming to visit their Washington office. Priorities, you know.

Well, the press office got back to me and verified that the document is indeed for real.

They were very defensive ­ preemptively so ­ in asserting that it was not a politicized document and that DHS had done reports on “leftwing extremism” in the past. I have covered DHS for many years and am quite familiar with past assessments they and the FBI have done on animal rights terrorists and environmental terrorists. But those past reports have always been very specific in identifying the exact groups, causes, and targets of domestic terrorism, i.e., the ALF, ELF, and Stop Huntingdon wackos who have engaged in physical harassment, arson, vandalism, and worse against pharmaceutical companies, farms, labs, and university researchers.

By contrast, the piece of crap report issued on April 7 is a sweeping indictment of conservatives. And the intent is clear.

As the two spokespeople I talked with on the phone today made clear: They both pinpointed the recent “economic downturn” and the “general state of the economy” for stoking “rightwing extremism.” One of the spokespeople said he was told that the report has been in the works for a year. My b.s. detector went off the chart, and yours will, too, if you read through the entire report ­ which asserts with no evidence that an unquantified “resurgence in rightwing extremist recruitment and radicalizations activity” is due to home foreclosures, job losses, and…the historical presidential election.

In Obama land, there are no coincidences. It is no coincidence that this report echoes Tea Party-bashing left-wing blogs (check this one out comparing the Tea Party movement to the Weather Underground!) and demonizes the very Americans who will be protesting in the thousands on Wednesday for the nationwide Tax Day Tea Party.

From the report, p.2:
Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.

From the report. p. 3:
(U//LES) Rightwing extremists are harnessing this historical election as a recruitment tool. Many rightwing extremists are antagonistic toward the new presidential administration and its perceived stance on a range of issues, including immigration and citizenship, the expansion of social programs to minorities, and restrictions on firearms ownership and use. Rightwing extremists are increasingly galvanized by these concerns and leverage them as drivers for recruitment. From the 2008 election timeframe to the present, rightwing extremists have capitalized on related racial and political prejudices in expanded propaganda campaigns, thereby reaching out to a wider audience of potential sympathizers.

(U) Exploiting Economic Downturn
(U//FOUO) Rightwing extremist chatter on the Internet continues to focus on the economy, the perceived loss of U.S. jobs in the manufacturing and construction sectors, and home foreclosures. Anti-Semitic extremists attribute these losses to a deliberate conspiracy conducted by a cabal of Jewish “financial elites.” These “accusatory” tactics are employed to draw new recruits into rightwing extremist groups and further radicalize those already subscribing to extremist beliefs. DHS/I&A assesses this trend is likely to accelerate if the economy is perceived to worsen.

From the report, p. 5:
(U//FOUO) Over the past five years, various rightwing extremists, including militias and white supremacists, have adopted the immigration issue as a call to action, rallying point, and recruiting tool. Debates over appropriate immigration levels and enforcement policy generally fall within the realm of protected political speech under the First Amendment, but in some cases, anti-immigration or strident pro-enforcement fervor has been directed against specific groups and has the potential to turn violent.
And echoing the anti-military bigotry last seen in that disgusting Penn State University training video, there’s this on p. 7:

(U) Disgruntled Military Veterans
(U//FOUO) DHS/I&A assesses that rightwing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize returning veterans in order to exploit their skills and knowledge derived from military training and combat. These skills and knowledge have the potential to boost the capabilities of extremists­including lone wolves or small terrorist cells­to carry out violence. The willingness of a small percentage of military personnel to join extremist groups during the 1990s because they were disgruntled, disillusioned, or suffering from the psychological effects of war is being replicated today.
There’s no hackneyed left-wing stereotype of conservatives left behind in this DHS intelligence and analysis assessment. I asked both DHS spokespeople to tell me who, specifically, the report was accusing of “rightwing extremist chatter” and which “antigovernment” groups are being monitored as “extremists.” They say they’ll get back to me.

In the meantime, be aware of this from the report, p. 8:
(U//FOUO) DHS/I&A will be working with its state and local partners over the next several months to ascertain with greater regional specificity the rise in rightwing extremist activity in the United States, with a particular emphasis on the political, economic, and social factors that drive rightwing extremist radicalization.

Better make a few last-minute signs for the Tea Party. Obama’s DHS is watching:

Honk if you’re a radicalized rightwing extremist!

Guilty of rightwing extremist chatter

Anti-government, pro-freedom: Sue me


Previous: Missouri retracts report linking militias, 3rd party candidates.

47 posted on 04/15/2009 7:06:16 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (The biggest threat to the US economy is the US Congress.)
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To: Biggirl; KJC1

Yeah, I used to read his site alot but he lost me with his brilliant political analysis of the election. McCain lost because of the Creationists according to LGF. There were a few other things on his site I thought were ridiculous so I just stopped going there. Whatever, the internet is a big place & he’s just a small part of it. He seems to have let his “success” go to his head.

48 posted on 04/15/2009 7:56:42 AM PDT by kb2614 (Hell hath no fury than a bureaucrat scorned)
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To: jmc813

Thanks jmc813. I probably got bumped with a dozen threads on the DHS report yesterday! Here’s a few I pinged:

So, what the heck happened to LGF? Used to be a great blog.

49 posted on 04/15/2009 8:34:35 AM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: jmc813

I removed LGF from my recommended reading list a couple months ago. I am ashamed I still check on it via bookmark. I think I’ll take the plunge and remove it now.

I recommend jihad watch

50 posted on 04/15/2009 9:39:59 AM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Mount Athos

I did it I removed LGF from bookmark list. See if I can keep away. This is the last straw.

51 posted on 04/15/2009 9:44:35 AM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: jmc813

LGF used to be to the right, but I do believe they have surrendered to the left. I no longer frequent their site although I did during the second Bush election. They have jumped the shark for sure.

52 posted on 04/15/2009 9:48:01 AM PDT by calex59
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To: bamahead

Johnson was/is a 9/11 conservative. He was a lib douche before 9/11 — he’s just showing his true colors again.

53 posted on 04/15/2009 9:59:54 AM PDT by Malacoda (CO(NH2)2 on OBAMA.)
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To: jmc813

Oh gee, the day before national tea parties, which the admin knows is sponsored by anti-Obama types, the DHS issues a warning about RIGHT-WING!!!! terror groups. What could the Obama admin possibly have in mind? Why they certainly aren’t trying to lump average conservatives in with nutty, para-military, far-righters, are they says Charles Johnson. Hey, Chuck pull your head out of your you know what.

54 posted on 04/15/2009 12:53:21 PM PDT by driftless2 (four)
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To: annieokie; An Old Man

‘Good catch DBROW.”

Thanks, but...Kudos should go to An Old Man, not me.

But yeah, this is one of the things that makes FR great. Ten thousand volunteer researchers, among other things.

55 posted on 04/15/2009 3:17:51 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: thecabal

I don’t recall he ever said he is a conservative. I used to hang out there on LGF all the time, for his take on the WoT, which was very good and supportive of the US.

56 posted on 04/19/2009 6:06:15 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama raised Muslim, bows to Saud, removes Christ from GU, says "Five Pillars...")
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To: jmc813

Frankly I want to see the DHS report on Left Wing Extremism. Why is always on the Right, doesn’t the Left have Extremists also like say Former Weatherman Bill Ayers??????????

57 posted on 04/19/2009 6:08:51 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: WaterBoard

GREAT points- it refers to the cop-killer in Pittsburgh. That was in APRIL of 2009.

58 posted on 04/19/2009 6:09:20 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama raised Muslim, bows to Saud, removes Christ from GU, says "Five Pillars...")
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