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  • Right wing cyber attacks on Healthcare.gov website confirmed

    11/17/2013 5:55:46 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 95 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 11/14/2013 | David Phillips
    Yesterday, the House Homeland Security Committee published a video on their Youtube page highlighting a portion of the committee questioning Roberta Stempfley, acting assistant secretary of the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Cyber-security and Communications, who confirmed at least 16 attacks on the Affordable Care Act’s portal Healthcare.gov website in 2013. Roberta Stempfley highlighted one successful attack that is designed to deny access to the website called a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. A DDoS attack is designed to make a network unavailable to intended users, generally through a concerted effort to disrupt service such as repeatedly accessing...
  • Obama: 'I Didn't Set a Red Line' on Syria

    09/04/2013 6:35:11 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 184 replies
    Obama: 'I Didn't Set a Red Line' on Syria Daniel Halper September 4, 2013 9:31 AM President Obama said in Sweden today that he personally "didn't set a red line" on Syria: "First of all, I didn't set a red line," said Obama. "The world set a red line. The world set a red line when governments representing 98 percent of the world's population said the use of chemical weapons are [inaudble] and passed a treaty forbidding their use, even when countries are engaged in war. Congress set a red line when it ratified that treaty. Congress set a red...
  • Michelle Obama: ‘Instead of Pointing Fingers and Placing Blame, Barack Got to Work’

    09/17/2012 4:24:06 PM PDT · by Justaham · 105 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 9/17/12 | Melanie Hunter
    First lady Michelle Obama, speaking in Gainesville, Fla., on Monday, said that while the nation was on the verge of another Great Depression, President Barack Obama did not assign blame – instead “he got to work.” “The economy was losing 800,000 jobs every month, and a lot folks wondered whether we were headed for another great depression. Now this is what Barack faced on day one as president. That’s what awaited him, but instead of pointing fingers and placing blame, Barack got to work, because he was thinking about folks like my dad, like his grandmother,” the first lady said....
  • The rush to blame

    01/10/2011 3:24:25 AM PST · by Scanian · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 10, 2011 | John Podhoretz
    We will know. This is how the mur derous slaughter in Tucson differs from the Virginia Tech and Columbine massacres. The killers in those cases were dead by the time they ended, and their suicides ensured we would never be able to get to the bottom of them -- what combination of their own genes, upbringing and cultural influences led these monsters to such bottomless evil. But Jared Loughner isn't dead. His apprehension means we will eventually have a definitive explanation for this act -- that it won't be left to ideologically interested parties to stitch together a politically convenient...
  • VIDEO: Timeline shows Bush, McCain warning Dems of financial and housing crisis; meltdown

    09/28/2010 2:17:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies · 2+ views
    Youtube ^ | 9/28/10 | fox
    The Bush Admin and Senator McCain warned repeatedly about Fanny Mae and Freddy Mac and what thus became the 2008 financial crisis -- starting in 2002 (and actually even earlier -- in the Clinton and Carter White Houses. Democrats resisted and kept to their party line, extending loans to people who couldn't afford them -- just like you would expect of socialists.
  • Pelosi still Crazily Blaming Bush after all these years

    06/16/2010 8:18:22 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 7 replies · 177+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 6/16/10 | Alaphiah
    It was a political strategy that served its users well. It won Democrats major victories in 2006 and 2008. So one understands why Democrats are so reluctant to let go of their “Blame Bush” cash cow. Nevertheless, enough is enough. Americans were appalled at the images of Somalians dragging dead U.S. soldiers bodies though the streets of Mogadishu in 1993 under President Bill Clinton. And in like fashion, Americans are equally as put off by the incessant and puerile finger pointing by Democrats by which they drag the name of George W. Bush through the partisan political streets of blame...
  • Three fingers of blame point back at Obama in Oil Spill

    05/17/2010 5:17:25 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 3 replies · 320+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 5/17/10 | Alaphiah
    I call it the paradox of finger pointing at the finger pointers. In a holier-than-thou sermon last Friday which was meant to be an update to the American people regarding the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico president Barry Hussein Soetoro pontificated on the evils of companies finger pointing at one another and not owning up to their corporate responsibilities. However in the midst of the president’s homily if one listened closely one could hear the faintest mea culpa also in a speech which resonated largely in, “do as I say, but don’t finger point as I do” tones....
  • Democratic Officials Respond To Finger Pointing

    01/19/2010 5:10:10 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 4 replies · 484+ views
    the Atlantic ^ | 1/19/2010 | Marc Ambinder
    The best I could do is get a senior party official to respond to the Coakley memo on background. Rest assured -- this is a SENIOR party official, not some junior party official who is freelancing. This response represents what the DNC, DSCC and the White House think about the Coakley campaign."This memo is a pack full of lies and fantasies ... The candidate in this race and the campaign have been involved in the worst case of political malpractice in memory ... "
  • The Buck Started with Obama

    01/12/2010 7:48:25 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 2 replies · 212+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 1/12/10 | alaphiah
    I read something hilarious. An article entitled, President Obama: 'The buck stops with me' by JOSH GERSTEIN & LAURA ROZEN published on line Politico. (see article) I thought how funny, president Soetoro and his sycophants are betting that he can get away with feigning “Presidential” responsibility for the near tragedy where nearly 300 America citizens could have been murdered. This instead of president Soetoro assuming personal responsibility for this almost tragedy. What arrogance to assume that he only has to take official responsibility thinking that no one would ascribe to him the actual blame that he deserves. It's commonly accepted...
  • MS-NBC: Intelligence Failure a 'Conspiracy' against Obama? (Sit down before reading)

    01/08/2010 10:12:30 AM PST · by SE Mom · 86 replies · 2,979+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 8 January 2010 | William Tate
    ...MS-NBC spent much of its Monday prime-time promoting the spurious contention that intelligence agencies may have deliberately allowed the attempted Christmas Day plane bombing to proceed in order to make Obama look bad. This contemptible idea was floated during the "Countdown" comedy hour when The Sportscaster reported "Breaking News" that White House sources believe the intelligence community's failure to stop the plot "might have been intentional and not accidental." Further, "the information was in some way deliberately withheld from some higher or broader authority to make someone look bad," leaving little doubt that the victim of this new, vast right-wing...
  • Grim Obama says terror attack 'dots' not connected

    01/05/2010 10:47:54 PM PST · by libh8er · 32 replies · 1,021+ views
    AP ^ | 1.6.09 | Ben Feller
    President Barack Obama scolded 20 of his highest-level officials on Tuesday over the botched Christmas Day terror attack on an airliner bound for Detroit, taking them jointly to task for "a screw-up that could have been disastrous" and should have been avoided. After that 90-minute private reckoning around a table in the super-secure White House Situation Room, a grim-faced Obama informed Americans that the government had enough information to thwart the attack ahead of time but that the intelligence community, though trained to do so, did not "connect those dots." "That's not acceptable, and I will not tolerate it," he...
  • Obama: No more 'finger-pointing' (LOL)

    01/05/2010 12:03:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies · 1,132+ views
    Politico ^ | 1/5/2010 | JOSH GERSTEIN & CAROL E. LEE
    President Obama will deliver a stern warning to his appointees at a meeting Tuesday afternoon that he won’t tolerate efforts by the CIA, the State Department and others to shift blame for the recent intelligence foul-up to other parts of the government, said spokesman Robert Gibbs. “We are going to move beyond agency finger-pointing,” Gibbs told reporters. “The president will not find acceptable a response where everybody gets in a circle and points at someone else. The American people won’t accept that.”
  • The Sullied Savior Blames Bush

    10/03/2009 3:18:56 AM PDT · by Scanian · 29 replies · 2,389+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | October 03, 2009 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    In May of 2008, Times Online ran an article entitled, Barack Obama: the New Great Redeemer. The author, Gerard Baker, recognized something many American voters at that time were unwilling to admit, which was, The idolatry of Mr. Obama is a shame...The Illinois senator is indeed, an unusually talented, inspiring and charismatic figure...But he is not a saint. He is a smart and eloquent man with a personal history that is startlingly shallow set against the scale of the office he seeks to hold... If the past 40 years have taught us anything they have surely taught that premature canonization...
  • Bill Clinton's tirade stunned some delegates

    04/02/2008 10:52:51 AM PDT · by NRG1973 · 13 replies · 132+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 2, 2008 | Phillip Matier & Andrew Ross
    The Bill Clinton who met privately with California's superdelegates at last weekend's state convention was a far cry from the congenial former president who afterward publicly urged fellow Democrats to "chill out" over the race between his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Barack Obama. In fact, before his speech Clinton had one of his famous meltdowns Sunday, blasting away at former presidential contender Bill Richardson for having endorsed Obama, the media and the entire nomination process. "It was one of the worst political meetings I have ever attended," one superdelegate said. According to those at the meeting, Clinton - who...
  • Bill O'Reilly LIVE Thread: Chris Wallace coming up

    09/25/2006 5:11:10 PM PDT · by DTogo · 89 replies · 3,317+ views
    FoxNews Channel ^ | Sept. 25, 2006 | DTogo
    Chris Wallace coming up next to discuss his interview with former President Clinton, and behind the scenes stuff.
  • The NHS scandal that cost a young boy's life ( and it was really CHEAP! )

    08/24/2006 8:34:54 AM PDT · by Broker · 35 replies · 1,772+ views
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 22nd August 2006 | NATASHA COURTENAY-SMITH
    I remember him coming rushing in from the garden that afternoon, in tears and covered in blood. After running his finger under the tap and seeing how deep the gash was, I decided to take him to our local A&E department at the King George hospital in Goodmayes, Essex. Tony cried all the way there but soon perked up at the sight of the hospital and the doctors. Because his wound was bleeding so heavily, we were rushed straight through to see a doctor and Tony was given a painkilling injection. When the doctors said they wanted to transfer Tony...
  • Documents Show Katrina's Political Storm

    12/03/2005 6:47:10 PM PST · by digger48 · 19 replies · 1,074+ views
    AP ^ | 12-03-05 | Connie Mabin
    NEW ORLEANS - As Hurricane Katrina roared ashore and thousands of people waited days amid the floodwater for rescue, a series of letters passed between the governor and the White House that reveal delays, claims that requests for federal help weren't received, and concerns on both sides about public relations. Gov. Kathleen Blanco late Friday released 100,000 pages of memos, handwritten notes, e-mails, phone logs and other documents requested by congressional committees that are now investigating what happened behind the scenes in the frantic days surrounding the deadly Aug. 29 storm. Among those documents are the back-and-forth communications between Blanco's...
  • THE LOUISIANA HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE AND DISASTER ACT

    09/13/2005 8:44:59 AM PDT · by George Smiley · 9 replies · 2,561+ views
    Louisiana State Legislature website ^ | various | The Louisiana State Legislature
    CHAPTER 6. THE LOUISIANA HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE AND DISASTER ACT These links refer back to the original Louisiana Legislature pages from which I compiled the body of the post. §721. Short title§722. Purpose§723. Definitions§724. Powers of the governor§725. State emergency and disaster agency; powers of adjutant general§726. Office of homeland security and emergency preparedness; authority and responsibilities§727. Powers of the parish president; penalties for violations§728. Parish homeland security and emergency preparedness agency§729. Parish homeland security and emergency preparedness agency authorities and responsibilities§730. Interjurisdictional homeland security and emergency preparedness agency§730.1. Interjurisdictional homeland security and emergency preparedness agency; providing assistance...
  • JURIST - Paper Chase: Federal government tried legal takeover of Katrina operations: state official

    09/08/2005 6:07:47 AM PDT · by George Smiley · 55 replies · 2,025+ views
    Federal government tried legal takeover of Katrina operations: state official    Kate Heneroty at 11:15 AM ET [JURIST] The Washington Post reported Sunday that Bush administration officials sent a draft legal memorandum to Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco just before midnight Friday asking her to request a federal takeover of the evacuation of New Orleans, according to a source within the state's emergency operations center. Administration officials had been seeking direct unified control over local police and National Guard units that would otherwise be under the Governor's jurisdiction. According to a senior Bush official, the President has the power (by state...
  • The Worst of America- The Best of America

    09/03/2005 10:58:37 AM PDT · by sactodan · 165+ views
    SactoDan Blog ^ | September 3, 2005 | SactoDan
    When I saw the looters on TV and heard about the criminals and thugs taking advantage of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina I thought to myself, this is the worst of America. I was wrong. The worst of America are the race-baiters and the Monday morning quarterbacks who have come out in the wake of the disaster response, even before the job is done. This is not to deny there is still racism in America. Craig Deluz points out an example of the Associated Press releasing two stories, one with whites characterized as finding food, another with a black doing...
  • California defense contractor warns employees following computer theft

    02/04/2005 3:14:49 AM PST · by bd476 · 29 replies · 1,275+ views
    California defense contractor warns employees following computer theft The Associated Press Feb 3 2005 3:16PM "Thieves stole several computers containing personal information on 45,000 current and former shareholders of defense contractor Science Applications International Corp., which began alerting those people on Thursday. SAIC is one of the nation's largest employee-owned companies. The computers stolen from an SAIC administrative building in San Diego contained the name, Social Security number, address and telephone number of current and former shareholders, including the number of shares bought, held and sold. The company said it had no evidence that the thieves accessed the information or...
  • John Kerry , the Pointer, Title if you would like

    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry , D-Mass., speaks Friday, May 7, 2004, at the 2004 Democratic Leadership Council National Convention in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
  • Ridge decries California 'finger-pointing' over rejected request for forest aid

    11/01/2003 4:52:17 PM PST · by Brian S · 52 replies · 200+ views
    <p>Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge on Saturday defended the Bush administration's decision not to declare an emergency zone in Southern California forests before fires there erupted into one of the state's worst disasters.</p> <p>State officials have noted that Gov. Gray Davis in April asked federal emergency officials for $430 million to rid the forests of hundreds of thousands of trees killed by bark beetles during California's lengthy drought. The request was rejected by the Federal Emergency Management Agency just as the latest wildfires were beginning to spread.</p>
  • California: The latest finger pointing, and a morality tale

    11/01/2003 6:16:45 AM PST · by John Jorsett · 8 replies · 106+ views
    Dan Weintraub Weblog ^ | October 31, 2003 | Dan Weintraub
    <p>The debate over thinning and who did what, when, is going to rage for months, if not years. But it should be noted that most of the damage so far has occurred far from the forests that are at issue. The chaparral that burned in Ramona, Alpine, Crest, the city of San Diego and the Simi Valley has never been a serious candidate for the kind of thinning contemplated in the Healthy Forest bill, nor would it be practical to include it.</p>
  • Why Howard Dean is Good for Democrat Party

    10/27/2003 6:07:53 AM PST · by Hillary's Folly · 23 replies · 108+ views
    While watching the Yankess take game 7 last night, I had a discussion with a liberal friend who said she was voting for Howard Dean because he wasn't afraid to point fingers. And this, I think, is why Dean is good for the Democrat Party. Democrats like a finger pointer, as long as it's not pointed at themselves, and there is no bigger finger pointer than Dean. Just take a look: In fact, Deans finger pointing has become so successful that other Democrat candidates are forced to engage in it as well.
  • Airplane Maker Airbus Industrie Blames American Airlines for 2001 NYC Crash That Killed 265

    03/20/2003 1:00:18 PM PST · by Diddle E. Squat · 22 replies · 401+ views
    NEW YORK (AP) - Airplane maker Airbus Industrie blamed American Airlines in court papers for "improper" flight operations that it said caused Flight 587 to crash in 2001, killing 265 people. The papers, filed this month in federal court in Manhattan, said the airline "failed to operate the aircraft in the manner that was foreseeable and normal or intended by Airbus." "Nothing Airbus did or failed to do caused the accident or any harm or injury to the plaintiffs," the court papers say, referring to the victims of the crash. An Airbus A300-600 crashed on Nov. 12, 2001, minutes after...
  • Nasa chiefs 'repeatedly ignored' safety warnings [BLAMING BUSH AGAIN? DOUBLE B.A.]

    02/01/2003 6:20:40 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 84 replies · 457+ views
    http://www.observer.co.uk/ ^ | Sunday February 2, 2003 | Peter Beaumont
    Nasa chiefs 'repeatedly ignored' safety warnings Peter BeaumontSunday February 2, 2003The Observer Fears of a catastrophic shuttle accident were raised last summer with the White House by a former Nasa engineer who pleaded for a presidential order to halt all further shuttle flights until safety issues had been addressed. In a letter to the White House, Don Nelson, who served with Nasa for 36 years until he retired in 1999, wrote to President George W. Bush warning that his 'intervention' was necessary to 'prevent another catastrophic space shuttle accident'. During his last 11 years at Nasa, Nelson served as a...
  • Caption this-- Bush-Fox

    03/13/2002 4:10:42 PM PST · by let freedom sing · 30 replies · 119+ views