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  • Man Who Prayed at Mosque Charged in Blaze

    07/09/2010 2:23:11 PM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 10 replies
    Marietta Daily Journal ^ | July 09, 2010 | Kathryn Dobies
    MARIETTA - Marietta Police say a 25-year-old African immigrant who prayed at the Masjid Al-Hedaya mosque in recent weeks has been charged with setting the fire that destroyed the it earlier this week. "We do know that he acted alone," Tucker said at the media gathering, which was also conducted at fire headquarters. "Why he did it was something that only he knows. We've got some information as to how he did it, but the exact motive is unclear. We know that it wasn't somebody from the outside that was interested in a hate crime type of situation, because he...
  • Cops arrest 83 in raucous Oakland protests [none dare call them riots]

    07/09/2010 10:38:29 AM PDT · by Gondring · 33 replies · 1+ views
    SF Gate (San Francisco Chronicle) ^ | Friday, July 9, 2010 | Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer
    (07-09) 09:59 PDT OAKLAND -- Law-enforcement officers arrested 83 people during Thursday night's protests in downtown Oakland over the involuntary manslaughter conviction of former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle for the shooting death of train rider Oscar Grant, police said today. The rallies began peacefully but soon degenerated into lawlessness, during which protesters looted businesses, sprayed anti-police graffiti on storefronts, set trash bins on fire and clashed with police wearing gas masks and riot helmets and carrying batons, authorities said. Police from agencies throughout the Bay Area were called in to help Oakland officers. Those arrested were booked on suspicion...
  • The NASA (non) feeding frenzy

    07/08/2010 9:27:04 AM PDT · by opentalk · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 7, 2010 | Byron York
    From a Nexis search a few moments ago: Total words about the NASA Muslim outreach program in the New York Times: 0. Total words about the NASA Muslim outreach program in the Washington Post: 0. Total words about the NASA Muslim outreach program on NBC Nightly News: 0. Total words about the NASA Muslim outreach program on ABC World News: 0. Total words about the NASA Muslim outreach program on CBS Evening News: 0. If you were to receive your news from any one of these outlets, or even all of them together, and you heard about some sort of...
  • MSM Can’t Bring Itself to Mention Robert Byrd’s KKK Past…

    06/28/2010 7:53:54 AM PDT · by FromLori · 29 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 6/27/2010
    I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side… Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds. — Robert C. Byrd, in a letter to Sen. Theodore Bilbo (D-MS), 1944 (Newsbusters)- When Republican Sen. Strom Thurmond died, the MSM was quick to stress his segregationist past. The New York Times ran the headline “Strom Thurmond, Foe of Integration, Dies at 100,” leaving...
  • THEY'RE HERE (WTH??? Jamie Gorelick at the White House/BP meeting!!!)

    06/16/2010 8:18:21 AM PDT · by milwguy · 37 replies · 1,169+ views
    politico ^ | 6/16/2010 | p
    The White House released this list of people expected to be at the meeting: Adm. Thad Allen, National Incident Commander Carol Browner, Office of Energy and Climate Larry Summers, National Economic Council Bob Bauer, White House Counsel Don Verrilli, White House Counsel’s Office Melody Barnes, Domestic Policy Council Tom Perrelli, Department of Justice Carl-Henric Svanberg, Chairman, BP Tony Hayward, CEO, BP Bob Dudley, Managing Director, BP Lamar McKay, CEO, BP America Rupert Bondy, General Counsel, BP Jamie Gorelick, WilmerHale, who was deputy attorney general under President Clinton and a 9/11 commissioner
  • CIA Goes 14 Months Without Internal Watchdog

    06/08/2010 11:38:15 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 8 replies · 34+ views ^ | 6-8-10 |
    WASHINGTON -- More than a year after the CIA's inspector general stepped down, frustrated members of Congress are urging the White House to fill the internal watchdog position that was central in uncovering abuses inside the spy agency. Several possible candidates have fallen by the wayside despite assurances from the Obama administration that a nominee will be chosen soon. The pressure from Congress comes as the administration is contending with concerns about its intelligence structure. A spate of failed terrorist attacks since December exposed flaws in the intelligence community's oversight. The administration also faces congressional unease over its new nominee...
  • Black lawmakers push to cut back new ethics office

    06/02/2010 12:23:48 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 40 replies · 752+ views
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 6/2/10 | BEN EVANS
    Stung by a series of inquiries, nearly half the members of the Congressional Black Caucus want to scale back the aggressive ethics procedures that Democrats trumpeted after gaining control of Congress. Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, and 19 fellow black lawmakers in the all-Democratic caucus quietly introduced a resolution last week that would restrict the powers of the new independent Office of Congressional Ethics. The office, formed by Congress in 2008, is run by a panel of private citizens. Black caucus Chairwoman Barbara Lee, D-Calif., is among the sponsors, but the full 42-member caucus did not endorse the measure. Lee declined...
  • ABC News Video--Whistleblowers Expose Massive Government Violations of Privacy

    05/24/2010 11:00:06 AM PDT · by Welshman007 · 15 replies · 992+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 5/24/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    When the Conservative Examiner presented proof in a 7-part series that the Obama government is engaging in covert activities to rob citizens of their liberties, naysayers dismissed the information as 'inconclusive,' despite the reliability of the unnamed sources for that information. However, ABC News interviewed a whistleblower who exposes a massive government intrusion into the privacy of all citizens by reading their emails and Instant Messages, listening to their phone calls, monitoring their movements on the Internet, and tracking the 'Patriot movement' as a 'violent threat' to national security, although no one in the Patriot movement has engaged in such...
  • AUDIO: Chicago Affiliate Won’t Cover GOP Senate Candidate

    05/05/2010 2:22:38 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 29 replies · 1,232+ views
    Big Journalism ^ | 05/05/10 | Larry O'Connor
    The Democratic nominee, Alexi Giannoulias has been under fire because of the failiure of Broadway Bank and his direct connection to it. Believe it or not, there are suspicions of corruption, incompetence and graft with regard to a Democrat in Chicago. Go figure! Obviously, this is such a damaging story for Giannoulias that Rep. Kirk has been able to gain some serious traction in the race by continuing to focus on the issue. That’s what a politician does when engaged in a tough campaign. Now we have the spectacle of one of the major local stations in Chicago threatening not...
  • The Terrorists was a registered democrat?(OOPSIE DAISY!)

    05/04/2010 10:47:01 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 26 replies · 1,651+ views
    Paging Captain Obama!....Paging Captain Obama! How are your buddies in the media gonna spin this one Shirlock?
  • Jury convicts Palin e-mail intruder on two counts

    04/30/2010 12:21:13 PM PDT · by SmithL · 66 replies · 2,610+ views
    KNOXVILLE — A federal jury this afternoon convicted Sarah Palin e-mail intruder David C. Kernell of felony destruction of records to hamper a federal investigation and misdemeanor unlawfully obtaining information from a protected computer. The jury acquitted Kernell, 22, of wire fraud. It remains deadlocked on felony identity theft. It’s unclear if U.S. District Judge Thomas W. Phillips will order the jurors, in their fourth day of deliberations, to continue.
  • Lieberman, Collins serve Obama administration with Ft. Hood subpoenas

    04/19/2010 1:33:31 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies · 2,013+ views
    Lieberman, Collins serve Obama administration with Ft. Hood subpoenas By Jordan Fabian - 04/19/10 03:58 PM ET The Senate Homeland Security Committee Monday issued subpoenas to the Obama administration regarding the shooting at Ft. Hood last year. Chairman Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and ranking Republican Susan Collins (Maine) had threatened to subpoena the administration by Monday after repeated requests to release records on the shooting, which left 13 dead. “The purpose of the Committee’s investigation of the Fort Hood attack is to answer questions that are critical to our government’s ability to counter homegrown terrorism,” the senators wrote in a letter...
  • Panel Finds No Wrongdoing In Climategate Review (UK)

    03/31/2010 11:18:09 AM PDT · by AKSurprise · 28 replies · 641+ views
    Red Orbit ^ | 03/31/10 | RedOrbit Staff & Wire Reports
    The House of Commons' Science and Technology Committee has found no evidence that professor Phil Jones and his fellow climate researchers at University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) manipulated data, but urged the scientists to provide easier access to their work in the future. The hearing, which was held in response to the "Climategate" controversy surrounding emails obtained by hackers that suggested that the climate scientists may have manipulated their findings, exonerated Jones and his associates. The inquiry said that "Professor Jones's actions were in line with common practice in the climate science community" and that there was...

    03/30/2010 8:28:39 AM PDT · by MrChips · 9 replies · 504+ views
    Dear Freepers, ThePatriotsFlag and I (MrChips) together are continually compiling. updating, and corroborating my original VIOLENCE AGAINST REPUBLICANS list, which can now be found at the link above, or here: PLEASE DO THE FOLLOWING: (1) Bookmark this page OR make a shortcut to our list (2) Send either or both of us any updates you discover. We will add them to the list (they need to have a date) (3) Send a link to our list to as many media outlets, newspapers, etc., as you can. THANK YOU!
  • Protesters march through downtown Portland, express anger at police

    03/29/2010 6:12:50 PM PDT · by Inspectorette · 81 replies · 4,012+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | March 29, 2010 | Bryan Denson
    Police and protesters engage with one another in downtown Portland this afternoon.A group of protestors marched through downtown Portland this evening, expressing anger at Portland police in connection with a pair of police shootings over the last couple of months. The group first gathered in the South Park Blocks, near Southwest Salmon Street and Park Avenue, and then began marching toward the Willamette River. About 150 people took part, many of them wearing masks, calling out chants and carrying signs. One of the most common chants was "Cops, pigs, murderers" while another was "When cops attack, stand up, fight back."...
  • Man accused of making threats against Cantor

    03/29/2010 11:25:37 AM PDT · by High Cotton · 33 replies · 1,169+ views
    CNN ^ | 3/29.2010 | CNN Staff Wire
    Washington (CNN) -- A 33-year-old Pennsylvania man has been arrested and charged with threatening to kill House Minority Whip Eric Cantor of Virginia, the No. 2 Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Justice Department said Monday.
  • Code Pink Democrats Aid and Abet Terrorists, Obama and the Democrat Party

    03/26/2010 8:40:51 AM PDT · by kristinn · 5 replies · 376+ views
    Big Government ^ | Friday, March 26, 2010 | Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King
    A member of the terrorist support group Code Pink assaults then Sec. of State Condoleezza Rice at a Congressional hearing, Oct. 24, 2007. AP Photo by Charles DharapakCode Pink co-founder and Democrat activist Jodie Evans and President Barack Obama, Oct. 15, 2009 House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn (SC) recently accused Republicans of “aiding and abetting terrorism” [2] because of their support for the Tea Party movement. With all due respect, Rep. Clyburn needs to clean out his own party first before he has standing to say anything on the subject. Top Democrat Party activists Jodie Evans and Medea Benjamin,...
  • Recent Left Wing Threats of Violence (Let's Document Them)

    03/25/2010 10:29:08 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 61 replies · 1,247+ views
    03/25/10 | Reaganesque
    Let's document here the numerous death threats the Left has made against us and right-wing politicians. A few that come to my mind immediately: The movie "Death of a President" (2006) by British film makers Gabriel Range and Simon Finch Cindy Sheehan's Book: "Peace Mom" in which she fantasizes about going back in time and killing the infant George W. Bush. Alec Baldwin's suggestion on the David Letterman show that Henry Hyde and his family should be dragged into the street and stoned to death. Nicholson Baker's " Checkpoint," a novella conversation between two people about the advisability of assassinating...
  • Man Who Murdered Pro-Life Activist Convicted - You won't hear about it from the MSM

    03/11/2010 12:44:53 PM PST · by Superstu321 · 12 replies · 453+ views
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | March 11, 2010 | Stupac
    SHIAWASSEE COUNTY, Mich. — A Shiawassee County jury has come to a decision in the first-degree murder trial of a trucker charged with two fatal shootings. Harlan Drake, 33, was found guilty of first-degree premeditated murder. The verdict means Drake will spend the rest of his life in prison with no chance for parole. Drake, who admitted killing anti-abortion activist James Pouillon and Owosso-area businessman Mike Fuoss, claimed he was insane last September and should not be found guilty. Pouillon, an aggressive pro-life activist, was shot four times while clutching a sign with a picture of a dead fetus near...
  • The Truth Behind Sarah Palin's Canadian Health Care

    03/10/2010 11:50:35 AM PST · by Lou Budvis · 18 replies · 1,400+ views
    Esquire ^ | 3/10/10 | Luke Dittrich
    This weekend, while giving a speech in Calgary, Sarah Palin mentioned that when she was a child, growing up in the small town of Skagway, Alaska, her family sometimes sought out medical care in the nearest city, Whitehorse. This anecdote wouldn't have generated any attention — eleven thousand comments and counting on the Huffington Post — were it not for the fact that Whitehorse lies across the border from Alaska, in Canada. Bloggers pounced, declaring her a hypocrite for once taking advantage of the sort of nationalized health care system she now decries. As someone who both lives in Whitehorse...
  • Prosecutors drop charge against FBI guard accused of dressing room spying at W.Va. mall

    03/10/2010 8:04:28 AM PST · by cajuncow · 10 replies · 585+ views
    cox news ^ | 3-10-10 | Associated Press
    FAIRMONT, W.Va. (Associated Press) -- Prosecutors in West Virginia have dropped a misdemeanor charge that accused an FBI security guard of spying on girls as they tried on prom gowns at a Fairmont mall. A Marion County magistrate convicted Charles Brian Hommema of invasion of privacy in December.
  • Alexander vs. F.B.I., Memorandum Opinion (Filegate Cases)

    03/09/2010 11:56:30 AM PST · by SvenMagnussen · 10 replies · 158+ views
    USDC District of Columbia ^ | March 9, 2010 | Chief Judge Royce Lamberth
    Filegate, Consolidated Cases, DISMISSED While this Court seriously entertained the plaintiffs' allegations that their privacy had been violated--and indeed it was, even if not in the sense contemplated by the Privacy Act--after ample opportunity, they have not produced any evidence of the far-reaching conspiracy that sought to use intimate details from FBI files for political assassinations that they alleged. The only thing that they have demonstrated is that this unfortunate episode--about which they do have cause to complain--was exactly what the defendants claimed: a bureaucratic snafu. Chief Judge Royce Lamberth USDC District of Columbia

    03/04/2010 2:57:26 PM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 849+ views
    THE ^ | March 3, 2010 | n/a
    News - Crime & Courts Wednesday, Mar. 03, 2010 "Man charged in alleged identity fraud at airport" SNIPPET: "A federal grand jury has indicted a New York man who first came under suspicion at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport for unlawful possession of a credit card skimmer, credit card fraud and aggravated identity theft. An indictment issued in Columbia charges that Khalid Jamal Sumbry, age 27, of Brooklyn, New York, attempted to fly out of the Columbia Metropolitan Airport on Feb. 5 on an airline ticket he purchased under the name of Kimeth Allen." SNIPPET: "Before he was able to board...
  • NY prosecutor clears US liberal group ACORN workers

    03/01/2010 5:25:23 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 67 replies · 3,033+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mon Mar 1, 2010 7:29pm EST | Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Employees at the U.S. liberal grass-roots group ACORN who were caught on video giving tax advice to a couple posing as a pimp and a prostitute have been cleared of criminal wrongdoing, New York prosecutors said on Monday. The organization has been reeling since a YouTube video was disseminated last September showing ACORN workers giving advice on how to flout the law to two conservative activists who posed as a pimp and a prostitute. The U.S. Congress then voted by wide margins to prohibit the federal government from funding ACORN, and the U.S. Census Bureau ended...
  • US Rep: No plot to poison food at SC Army base

    02/28/2010 8:46:22 PM PST · by PilotDave · 73 replies · 2,887+ views
    The Sun News ^ | 28 Feb 10 | AP
    U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., said Sunday information he received as a member of the House Armed Services Committee showed there was no plot. The five Muslim soldiers who were connected to a translator training program had been detained in December while the Army investigated. "The investigation revealed that there was not an effort to poison food," Wilson said. The probe also showed the men had not been disloyal. Four of the soldiers were discharged from the Army for petty crimes, Wilson said, and the fifth was returned to his National Guard unit in Virginia.
  • Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings Favorite Book for Teens Too Lewd for Seattle Times

    02/08/2010 9:57:05 AM PST · by ethical · 96 replies · 1,499+ views
    Parents and Teachers for Responsible Schools | February 7, 2010 | Linda Jordan
    Press Release February 7, 2010 Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings Favorite Book for Teens Too Lewd for Seattle Times Newspaper says they can’t print quotes from the book because they are a family newspaper. GLSEN founder Kevin Jennings has been “queering” public schools for years. Supposedly to help kids struggling with homosexual desires feel “safe”. But Jennings didn’t limit his target group to homosexual teens. He wanted to include what he calls “questioning youth”. GLSEN’s “ Try it. You just might like it.” Target group. One of the books Jennings wants placed in every middle & high school is “Two...
  • Hacking into the mind of the CRU climate change hacker ( how did climategate happen?)

    02/05/2010 9:05:54 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies · 444+ views
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Friday 5 February 2010 07.30 GMT | Charles Arthur
    Analysis suggests the hacker was in east coast of America and operated over a number of days, but much remains unknownHacker in staged photograph surrounded by computers. Photograph: Corbis Figuring out who was behind the hack of the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia requires some digital forensic skills – and an insight into the mindset of those who were trying to get at CRU's files at the time.Analysis by the Guardian and digital forensics experts suggests that an outside hacker gained access to a server at the UEA which held backups of CRU emails and...
  • Panel Absolves Climate Scientist [Dr. Michael E. Mann.....]

    02/03/2010 1:04:54 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies · 887+ views
    Panel Absolves Climate Scientist By JOHN M. BRODER WASHINGTON — An academic board of inquiry has largely cleared a noted Pennsylvania State University climatologist of scientific misconduct, but a second panel will convene to determine whether his behavior undermined public faith in the science of climate change, the university said Wednesday. The scientist, Dr. Michael E. Mann, has been at the center of a roiling dispute arising from the unauthorized release of more than 1,000 e-mail messages from the servers of the University of East Anglia in England, home to one of the world’s premier climate research units. While the...
  • Why Is Senator Kirk Still Voting on Legislation?

    02/01/2010 11:29:43 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 104 replies · 4,500+ views ^ | Jan 28th 2010 | SusanAnne Hiller
    The Senate has voted on three pieces of legislation today that required 60 votes–to raise the debt ceiling to $14.3 trillion, to reduce the deficit by establishing five-year discretionary spending caps, and Ben Bernanke’s confirmation–all of which interim Senator Paul Kirk (D-MA) has voted on. In addition, there have been other Senate votes since Scott Brown was elected as Massachusetts senator that Kirk cast a vote.
  • Obama Won't Connect Yerror Dots

    02/01/2010 8:20:37 AM PST · by raptor22 · 88 replies · 2,666+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 02/01/10 | Editorial staff
    When a man is apprehended with a cache of weapons, body armor, a map of a military installation and jihadist personal effects, the natural response of most Americans is to assume the situation is terrorist-related. The Obama administration says otherwise. Lloyd R. Woodson was arrested Jan. 25 in rural New Jersey. He had been observed behaving strangely, wearing military-style fatigues and a bulletproof vest. He had a weapon modified to fire .50-caliber rounds from beneath his jacket. He had a hotel room full of weapons and ammunition. Despite all these warning signs, the immediate response from the government was that...
  • [Texas:]Would-be Hasan visitor is freed

    01/26/2010 7:33:55 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 19 replies · 889+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 01/26/2010 | Guillermo Contreras
    An Iraqi doctor encouraged security officers at Brooke Army Medical Center to shoot him earlier this month after telling others that he planned to free accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a federal agent testified Monday. FBI counterterrorism and military intelligence operatives took a hard look at Senan Kahtan Abrahem after he went to Fort Sam Houston on Jan. 6 and approached an information booth at BAMC about seeing Hasan, according to testimony at a bail hearing Monday for Abrahem. Abrahem, an immigrant living in San Antonio, was indicted last week on a federal charge of making a...
  • No MA Senate Race in LGF-Land

    01/19/2010 12:10:29 PM PST · by Stoutcat · 6 replies · 745+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 01-19-10 | Stoutcat
    Conservative, liberal, Democrat, Republican, it really doesn’t matter; pretty much the topic of conversation today is the special election being held in Massachusett(e)s to fill the seat left by the passing of Ted Kennedy. It’s a real barn-burner, it is, what with a stolid, leaden Democrat candidate woefully trailing a vibrant and optimistic Republican front-runner (I know, it’s almost unbelieveable). Television, newspapers, blogs are all covering the race with either despair or indifference (Democrat party hacks and the MSM) or breathless admiration and excitement (pretty much everyone else). Except one blog. This particular race doesn’t seem to have hit the...
  • Brown Files Ethics Complaint-SEIU Used State Resources to Urge Workers to Volunteer for Coakley

    01/16/2010 3:11:35 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 123 replies · 6,964+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/16/10 | Jim Hoft
    Dan Winslow, counsel for the Scott Brown for U.S. Senate campaign, will hold a media availability to announce the filing of a criminal complaint against the Massachusetts Democratic Party regarding a recent mailing paid for and sent by the Massachusetts Democratic Party.
  • Why so series?...hugh?

    01/11/2010 7:00:31 PM PST · by Jihadi Du Jour · 69 replies · 1,760+ views
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  • New York Jihadist Crashes Car, screams "WE LOVE DEATH MORE THAN YOU LOVE LIFE!"

    01/11/2010 10:32:18 AM PST · by Cindy · 55 replies · 2,203+ views
    (NEW YORK POST) via JIHAD ^ | January 11, 2010 | n/a (NEW YORK POST) “New York jihadist crashes car, screams “We love death more than you love life!”” SNIPPET: “Adis Medunjanin, 25, called 911 as he sped erratically away from federal agents through Queens streets at up to 90 mph. “We love death more than you love life!” he exclaimed in Arabic. Medunjanin also praised Allah moments before he rear-ended another vehicle, sources said. Police are investigating the bizarre crash as a possible suicide attempt by the frantic Medunjanin, in the wake of a federal raid on his Queens home....”
  • Glenn Beck & Bill O’ Reilly stating Obama born in Hawaii, offer no proof

    01/09/2010 9:31:19 PM PST · by sushiman · 49 replies · 1,502+ views
    ATLAH ^ | 1/9/10
    The saddest fact is that their brainwashed viewers have no clue that they are being lied to.
  • Napolitano Shocked Al Qaeda Using Individual Bombers

    01/08/2010 8:03:18 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 68 replies · 2,653+ views
    Human Events ^ | Jan 8, 2010 | By Connie Hair
    The White House today released its unclassified review summary of the administration failures surrounding the latest terrorist attack on U.S. soil, the Christmas underwear bomber. Delayed twice reportedly over exactly what should and should not be declassified, President Obama made remarks at the release of information that for all intents and purposes told little or nothing new. At a presser following the release of the report, Deputy National Security Adviser John Brennan and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano were asked what they found most shocking about the declassified review. “We didn’t know they had actually reached the point...

    01/05/2010 9:31:58 AM PST · by Silly · 14 replies · 670+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 5, 2010 | Bob Herbert
    I’m starting the new year with the sinking feeling that important opportunities are slipping from the nation’s grasp. Our collective consciousness tends to obsess indiscriminately over one or two issues — the would-be bomber on the flight into Detroit, the Tiger Woods saga — while enormous problems that should be engaged get short shrift. Staggering numbers of Americans are still unemployed and nearly a quarter of all homeowners owe more on their mortgages than their homes are worth. Forget the false hope of modestly improving monthly job numbers. The real story right now is the entrenched suffering (with no end...
  • Laura Armstrong: The curious case of Air Tran flight 297 (worth reading)

    12/07/2009 8:44:04 AM PST · by pissant · 43 replies · 3,025+ views
    Marietta Daily Journal ^ | Laura Armstrong
    In the age of balloon boys and party crashers, regular people just don't know what to believe any more. Last week, I spent more than my share of hours trying to track down the truth about an incident on an AirTran flight out of Atlanta on Nov. 17. Flight 297 to Houston, with about 70 passengers onboard, departed gate C-16 at 4:43 p.m. Until something happened that caused the pilot to turn around and come back. Two and a half weeks later, the incident is in high dispute, thanks to some passengers who have spoken out on the Internet about...
  • Secret Service punished in Salahi case

    12/03/2009 10:57:10 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies · 2,019+ views
    Secret Service punished in Salahi case By: Glenn Thrush and Jake Sherman December 3, 2009 12:47 PM EST Secret Service agents who let a gate-crashing couple through a checkpoint at last week’s White House state dinner have been placed on administrative leave — and could face unspecified disciplinary actions, the agency’s director said. In 90 minutes of testimony before a House committee Thursday, Director Mark Sullivan deflected blame from embattled White House social secretary Desiree Rogers — even as the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee left open the possibility of subpoenaing Rogers as a witness. Republicans blame Rogers,...
  • Lord Monckton’s summary of Climategate and its issues

    12/02/2009 12:40:01 PM PST · by Forgiven_Sinner · 27 replies · 1,954+ views
    Watts Up With That? ^ | November 30, 2009 | by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley
    Both Steve McIntyre and I are mentioned in this comprehensive summary. I’ve posted some excerpts below, with a link to the full report in PDF form. It is well worth a read. – Anthony Cold facts about the hot topic of global temperature change after the Climategate scandal THE WHISTLE BLOWS FOR TRUTH The whistleblower deep in the basement of one of the ugly, modern tower-blocks of the dismal, windswept University of East Anglia could scarcely have timed it better. In less than three weeks, the world’s governing class – its classe politique – would meet in Copenhagen, Denmark, to...
  • Climategate Update: CRU emails were leaked before they were hacked

    11/30/2009 1:36:17 AM PST · by The Raven · 27 replies · 1,760+ views
    American Thinker ^ | Nov 30, 2009 | Thomas Lifson
    The BBC received copies of some of the CRU emails more than a month ago, but did nothing about them, sitting on explosive evidence of fraud. The UK Daily Mail reports: .. The sequence of events strongly suggests that an insider leaked some emails to the BBC (and for all we know, others), hoping that they would be incriminating enough to intrigue anyone. When faced with a media stonewall, the insider then chose to post the complete files where they could not quickly be extinguished.
  • Inhofe Says He Will Call for Investigation on "Climategate" (UN IPCC included!!)

    11/23/2009 10:22:42 AM PST · by milwguy · 122 replies · 6,180+ views ^ | 11/23/2009 |
    Senator Inhofe: Well, on this thing, it is pretty serious. And since, you know, Barabara Boxer is the Chairman and I’m the Ranking Member on Environment and Public Works, if nothing happens in the next seven days when we go back into session a week from today that would change this situation, I will call for an investigation. ‘Cause this thing is serious, you think about the literally millions of dollars that have been thrown away on some of this stuff that they came out with. Melanie Morgan: So what will you be calling for an investigation of? Senator Inhofe:...
  • Images unfavorable to the Left and Islam are censored.

    11/13/2009 1:23:50 PM PST · by Monterrosa-24 · 10 replies · 653+ views
    Self | N/A | Self
    Freepers!...we're losing the image war. Photographs of the wounded at Fort Hood do not circulate among the major media. The wounded in Vietnam were commonly depicted in a way which maximized the public disgust with the war effort but the victims of jihadists are not shown in such an emotional way. The blood of civil rights demonstrators and marchers were commonly shown in the '60s and the image of the murdered and mutilated Emmett Till is a common icon to this day. But there is a lack of circulation of 9-11 pics (outside conservative media), mall shootings, Jihad victims, and...
  • Top Republican says White House hiding info on Fort Hood (Among other things...)

    11/12/2009 11:53:56 AM PST · by bronzey · 28 replies · 2,093+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11-11-09 | Eric Zimmermann
    The ranking Republican on the House intelligence committee on Tuesday night accused the White House of withholding information on the Fort Hood attack. Rep. Pete Hoekstra (Mich.) said administration officials delayed briefing members of Congress about the alleged gunman, raising "red flags" about what the White House was hiding. "When they withhold information, you always start asking questions," Hoekstra told Fox News. "That's what raises red flags. What do they know that they don't want us to know?" Hoekstra linked President Barack Obama's handling of Fort Hood to a chain of other GOP criticisms of the president, including the administration's...
  • Columnist S. Chapman: US Soldiers Might of Driven Hasan to Terrorism

    11/12/2009 11:14:36 AM PST · by Islaminaction · 17 replies · 710+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | November 12th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    Columnist Steve Chapman who bills himself as "solving the world's problems one post as at time", has written this truly ignorant article about the Islamic attack on Fort Hood. Islam and Fort Hood By Steve Chapman Conservatives have been quick to trumpet the fact that the alleged killer at Fort Hood, Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, is a Muslim--the implication being that Muslims are inherently untrustworthy, hostile to America, at odds with civilized norms of behavior or something. But if that were the case, incidents like this would be common, not rare. It would be absurd and dangerous to anathematize...

    11/12/2009 9:52:57 AM PST · by Tamar Rush · 9 replies · 904+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | Nov. 12, 2009 | The Last Crusade
    Islam Remains Innocent A conservative media watchdog organization says for the most part, the mainstream media networks have downplayed the Muslim connections with terrorism in the Fort Hood massacre.The Media Research Center (MRC) says that when authorities first announced the Fort Hood shooter was Major Nidal Malik Hasan, CBS and NBC purposefully avoided mentioning his name for fear of offending Muslims. The Center points out that ABC's Charles Gibson suggested Hasan was a "Muslim convert," which was not a correct statement, but adds at least Gibson was not trying to play "hide and seek" with the facts.The MRC...
  • Backlash in California: Muslim at mall kiosk tears crucifix from shopper, shouts "Allah is power"

    11/11/2009 2:02:59 PM PST · by kellynla · 107 replies · 3,384+ views ^ | 11/11/2009 | staff
    Whoops, sorry -- this isn't backlash against the poor, innocent Muslims being terrorized and victimized by the thousands after the Fort Hood Nothing-To-Do-With-Islam attack. This is just the familiar Muslim backlash against non-Muslims, which will increasingly be a feature of American life in the coming years. Nothing to see here. Move along. "Man arrested for 'anti-Christian' mall disturbance: Kiosk employee allegedly tore a crucifix from someone's neck," by Emily West for the Danville Express, November 10 (thanks to Bob): Police arrested 22-year-old Abdul Walid Hamid of Hayward on the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 4, after he reportedly tore a crucifix...
  • Shhh! Census Worker May Have Committed Suicide

    11/06/2009 11:43:31 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies · 2,076+ views ^ | Nov. 6, 2009 | Rusty Weiss
    Remember the case of the Census worker who was found hanging from a tree with the word ‘fed' scrawled across his chest? You remember - he died at the hands of right-wing commentators and anti-government tea partiers. He was killed because of an overwhelming case of right-wing paranoia. He was murdered by Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Michelle Bachmann, and Fox News. Keep this quiet though... While the death of Bill Sparkman was a media sensation for pushing anti-conservative sentiments just a couple of months ago, it is receiving little to no coverage currently. Why? Because, as investigators have recently speculated,...
  • The Price of Prop 8 (Long But Good Read from the Heritage Foundation)

    11/03/2009 11:46:16 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 18 replies · 1,220+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | 10/22/09 | Thomas M. Messner
    Abstract: Supporters of Proposition 8 in California have been subjected to harassment, intimidation, vandalism, racial scapegoating, blacklisting, loss of employment, economic hardships, angry protests, violence, at least one death threat, and gross expressions of anti-religious bigotry. Arguments for same-sex marriage are based fundamentally on the idea that limiting marriage to the union of husband and wife is a form of bigotry, irrational prejudice, and even hatred against homosexual persons. As this ideology seeps into the culture more generally, individuals and institutions that support marriage as the union of husband and wife risk paying a price for that belief in many...