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  • TWA 800: Jim Kallstrom’s Road to Redemption

    06/20/2016 11:33:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 291 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 20, 2016 | Jack Cashill
    When I see former FBI New York honcho Jim Kallstrom appear on Fox News, I see a tortured soul. As boldly honest as he has been on the subject of Islamic terrorism, this once honorable man has lived a lie for the last twenty years on the subject of TWA Flight 800. Others have lived the lie as well, but none so personally. It was Kallstrom who spoke to the press, Kallstrom who testified at congressional hearings, Kallstrom who consoled the families of the 230 dead with the assurance he would leave “no stone unturned” in his pursuit of the...
  • Comments from Ted Cruz's fellow Princeton classmates

    03/27/2016 2:56:39 PM PDT · by Right-wing Librarian · 85 replies
    I found these revealing comments about Ted Cruz from four of his Princeton classmates. For anyone who is interested. https://twitter.com/vivelafra/status/713556934964588544 https://twitter.com/vivelafra/status/713556003040546816 https://twitter.com/vivelafra/status/713556538917388288 https://twitter.com/vivelafra/status/713557538948526080
  • The Truth About The Ted Cruz Sex Scandal (Stefan Molyneux Video - Comprehensive and Good)

    03/27/2016 1:19:49 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 174 replies
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  • Bad news for Ted Cruz: his eligibility for president is going to court

    02/19/2016 6:36:53 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 336 replies
    Vox ^ | 02/18/16 | Dara Lind and Jeff Stein
    The problem: the meaning of "natural-born citizen" Here is what the Constitution says about who can be president: No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States. The problem is the Constitution doesn't define "natural born Citizen." Neither does any current law. And no one has...
  • New Yorkers sue to boot Ted Cruz from ballot because he was born in Canada

    02/18/2016 8:01:39 PM PST · by Mariner · 79 replies
    The New York Post ^ | February 18th, 2016 | By Julia Marsh and Carl Campanile
    Two New York voters are suing the state’s Board of Elections to have Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz booted from the ballot over questions about his citizenship. The issue has been trumpeted by Cruz’s foe, Donald Trump, though the pair who are suing say they are not aligned with the billionaire businessman. “Notwithstanding the bluster of Mr. Trump … my issue is there is a constitutional problem that has arisen, and it has to be addressed,” said Manhasset, LI, resident William Gallo, who filed the lawsuit with Manhattanite Barry Korman. The pair cites an article of the US Constitution that...
  • New Yorkers seek court order to keep Cruz off the ballot in state Republican presidential primaries

    02/18/2016 2:38:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 120 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | February 18, 2016 | Barbara Ross
    Donald Trump's threatened to sue Ted Cruz to keep him off the ballot because of his Canadian roots -- but two New Yorkers have beat him to the punch. The pair filed papers in Manhattan Supreme Court Thursday asking the court to order Cruz off the ballot in the the New York State Republican Presidential primaries, arguing he's ineligible to run because he was born in Canada. Cruz has insisted that he is qualified to be President because any child born abroad to an American citizen gets American citizenship automatically. When Cruz was born in Canada in 1970, his mother...
  • 9/11 Truthers Are Even Dumber Than You Think

    02/15/2016 5:36:10 PM PST · by jessduntno · 66 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/11/2014 | Jim Antle
    Given their small numbers, occasional libertarian pandering to the “inside job” morons yields no theoretical benefit greater than a few additional comments on a YouTube video. Worse, they’ve actually made intelligent discussion more difficult. Questions about the government’s lack of readiness for 9/11, for example, now carry the unmistakable whiff of fringe kookiness. So do demands for basic government transparency, like calling for more of the 9/11 Commission report to be declassified. Mention this idea and some people will move away before you start ranting about the moon landing being fake. That’s too bad, because some accountability has been lost...
  • Is the State Dept’s New Muslim Run Office Promoting Anti-Semitism?

    03/05/2015 4:20:58 PM PST · by SJackson · 17 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 4, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Is the State Dept’s New Muslim Run Office Promoting Anti-Semitism?Posted By Daniel Greenfield On March 4, 2015 @ 11:02 am In The Point | 14 Comments The Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, best known for its Think Again Turn Away Twitter account, has a new boss,  Rashad Hussein. Hussain spoke at a conference sponsored by the Association of Muslim Social Scientists, which was listed in an internal Muslim Brotherhood document as one of “our organizations and the organizations of our friends,” and the Prince Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding of Georgetown University, which receives Saudi funding and is directed by...
  • Anti-Israel Conference Broadcast Live On CSPAN Features Anti-Semitism

    03/07/2015 8:00:25 PM PST · by piasa · 15 replies
    ADL ^ | March 12, 2014
    An event held last Fri­day at the National Press Club and broad­cast live on C-SPAN 3 focus­ing on the U.S.-Israel rela­tion­ship fea­tured a num­ber of vir­u­lently anti-Israel speak­ers who made con­spir­a­to­r­ial claims about Zion­ism, the influ­ence of the “Israel Lobby” and much more.jeff-blankfort-summit-dc-cspan The event, dubbed as a National Sum­mit to “Reassess the U.S.-Israel ‘Spe­cial Rela­tion­ship,’” was spon­sored by anti-Israel groups If Amer­i­cans Knew, the Coun­cil for the National Inter­est (CNI), the Insti­tute for Research: Mid­dle East­ern Pol­icy (IRmep) as well as the Wash­ing­ton Report on Mid­dle East Affairs. Ses­sions at the sum­mit included, “How does the Israel lobby influ­ence...
  • Revealed: Names of Seven American Muslim Leaders at White House ‘Anti-Muslim Bigotry’ Meeting

    02/05/2015 10:22:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/5/15 | Jordan Schachtel
    The White House has still refused to name the “American Muslim leaders” with whom President Obama met to “discuss a range of domestic and foreign policy issues.” According to a White House statement on the President’s meeting, the domestic issues discussed were the “Affordable Care Act, anti-Muslim violence and discrimination, the 21st Century Policing Task Force, and the upcoming White House Summit on Countering Violence Extremism.” On the foreign policy front, “the President discussed the need to continue countering ISIL and other groups that commit horrific acts of violence, purportedly in the name of Islam,” while also congratulating Muslims on...
  • Parisien Muslims: “The Jews carried out the Paris attacks to make the Muslims Look Bad”

    01/14/2015 10:33:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 1/14/15 | Shoebat Foundation
    Did not take long before the Jews get blamed for killing each other in some sort of Zionist conspiracy, despite the fact that Al Qaeda in Yemen have taken responsibility. Here is an unusual unbiased report on this issue from msnbc The sad fact is that most Europeans are either afraid of the Muslims or they just hate Jews. Saying your against anti semitism or against “radical muslims” is just talk, lets us see real action. So far all we see is the same political correctness and pandering to terror states like “Palestine,” Turkey, Qatar and others. The continual nonsense...
  • Confronting Muslims of the Americas-speaker says US may be destroyed by Allah for Koran burning

    07/27/2011 5:06:39 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Jul 27th, 2011 | Ryan Mauro
    On April 16, the United Muslim-Christian Forum (UMCF) held an interfaith event in Owego, New York, featuring Christian and Muslim speakers, including the mayor of the town. Its Web site proudly hosts a photo of Binghamton Mayor Matthew T. Ryan holding a UMCF sign. Far from the model of tolerance it casts itself as, the UMCF is a front for an anti-Semitic, Islamic extremist group named Muslims of the Americas (MOA), and the keynote speaker warned that Allah will destroy whoever supports Koran burnings, and possibly the entire country. The MOA was exposed in the Christian Action Network’s (CAN) 2009...
  • Jesse Ventura: Military doesn't 'fight for our freedom'

    11/13/2014 8:25:35 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | Veteran's Day 2014 | Justin Peligri
    The video appears on the website of Voices of Liberty, a group led by former Republican congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul. It lobbies against "unjustified wars, unconstitutional surveillance, [and] extrajudicial drone assassinations," according to its website.
  • Ron Paul: Government Had Foreknowledge of 9/11 Terror Attacks: U.S. gov't more destructive than OBL

    08/28/2014 5:43:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 28, 2014 | Staff
    Former Rep. Ron Paul said he believes the U.S. government had prior knowledge of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and has kept this information hidden in a classified section of the 9/11 Commission report. Paul, who made the comments during a radio interview last Friday, also argued that the crimes of Osama bin Laden were “minor” compared to the harm the U.S. government has caused since the 2001 attacks. “I believe that if we ever get the full truth [about 9/11], we’ll find out that our government had it in the records exactly what the plans were, or at least...
  • Rand Paul’s Hostile Takeover of the Republican Party Is Getting More Hostile

    04/10/2014 9:52:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | April 10, 2014 | Jonathan Chait
    Republicans, I come in peace.Until very recently, Rand Paul’s project of insinuating himself comfortably within the Republican Party, and positioning himself as a plausible presidential nominee, had gone along with remarkable ease. Yes, the author of his campaign book turned out to be an unreconstructed neo-Confederate. That was a speed bump. (Who among us has not entrusted the explication of his worldview to a man who has cheered on the assassination of President Lincoln?) Paul had staged a masterful piece of political theater with his marathon Senate speech denouncing the Obama administration’s drone policy. He has assembled a top-tier campaign...
  • My Review of Star Trek Into Darkness

    05/30/2013 9:12:47 PM PDT · by garjog · 80 replies
    Poems and Essays of GJ Gillespie ^ | May 30, 2013 | GJ Gillespie
    My Review of Star Trek Into Darkness -- short version: wait to rent it. Long version: Disappointingly annoying. What follows could be considered a spoiler, but there is nothing original in this film, so there is nothing that can be spoiled. Sorry. We went to see Star Trek into Darkness on Saturday. Very crowded and had to sit close. I was an original fan, captivated by the television series in the late 1960s, with Star Trek scrap books and posters, models of space ships and everything. There are serious problems with the Into Darkness script that are not merely anathema...
  • Star Trek into Darkness - 9/11 Truther movie [vanity/spoilers]

    05/16/2013 7:14:53 AM PDT · by Skywise · 68 replies
    Saw it last night. Couldn't make sense of certain aspects of it until I realized they're telling the 9/11 truther plot that Bush planned everything. (Spoilers ahead with plot details revealed)
  • Ron Paul Sabotages Son’s Race with Fringe Advisory Board

    04/25/2013 4:17:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The American Interest's Via Meadia ^ | April 25, 2013 | Walter Russell Mead
    The biggest question mark over Ron Paul has always been his affinity for unsavory wack jobs on the fringes of American politics, but these days he’s turning that question mark into an exclamation point. The Daily Beast reports that the ex-Texas Congressman is creating the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, a think tank concerned with what Paul considers important foreign policy and civil liberty issues. It appears that the institute’s board contains some truly bizarre characters: Putin shills, Serb genocide apologists, 9/11 truthers, and pro-Confederate loons. Here’s a summary of one of the members, John Laughland: A prominent...
  • Tamerlan Tsarnaev got Mass. welfare benefits

    04/23/2013 8:57:15 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 68 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 23, 2013 | Chris Cassidy
    Marathon bombings mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev was living on taxpayer-funded state welfare benefits even as he was delving deep into the world of radical anti-American Islamism, the Herald has learned. State officials confirmed last night that Tsarnaev, slain in a raging gun battle with police last Friday, was receiving benefits along with his wife, Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, and their 3-year-old daughter. The state’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services said those benefits ended in 2012 when the couple stopped meeting income eligibility limits. Russell Tsarnaev’s attorney has claimed Katherine — who had converted to Islam — was working up to...
  • Elector Challenge Against Obama - Jan. 3, 2013, 2 p.m. PDT

    01/03/2013 8:04:31 AM PST · by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed · 33 replies
    Defend Our Freedoms Foundation | 1/2/2013 | Orly Taitz
    This order was issued at 5:17pm [1/2/2013] by Judge England, confirming that each side gets 20 minutes at tomorrow’s [1/3/2013] hearing per local rules
  • The History of MPAC

    08/08/2012 9:40:28 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 2 replies
    Rightsidenews.com ^ | 07AUG12 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    On September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda operatives slaughtered nearly 3,000 Americans in an operation that marked the second major attack by violent jihadists against the World Trade Center. There wasn’t much mystery about who had carried out these atrocities — unless you were Salam al-Marayati, executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. Marayati warned Americans not to conclude that the suicide hijacking attacks were the work of Muslim terrorists. “If we are going to look at suspects,” he told a Los Angeles radio station, “we should look at groups that benefit the most from these kinds of incidents, and I...
  • Mississippi passenger detained, stranded in Hawaii by No-Fly List

    10/17/2012 12:42:08 PM PDT · by redreno · 36 replies
    Canada Free Press and www.digitaljournal.com ^ | 10/17/2012 | By Elliott Freeman
    A Mississippi man flying to visit his wife in Japan on Monday was detained during a stop in Hawaii and has been barred from reboarding his flight - or any other flight - because his name came up on the U.S. No-Fly List, leaving him stranded on the island. Gulfport resident Wade Hicks, Jr., boarded a military jet at Travis Air Force Base in San Francisco so he could spend time with his newlywed wife, a U.S. Navy lieutenant stationed in Okinawa, Japan, the Canada Free Press reports.
  • Ron Paul: Had People Listened to Me, We Could Have Prevented 9/11

    08/26/2012 5:53:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Slate ^ | 08/25/2012 | David Weigel
    TAMPA -- He lost the Ames straw poll by a whisker, he peaked too early in Iowa's caucuses, he missed the big headlines by not winning Maine's preference poll. Finally, today, Ron Paul came into some luck. The threat of Hurricane Isaac was scrapping the first day of the Republican National Convention. Reporters who had planned to preview day one were screwed. Editors suddenly remembered that Ron Paul was supposed to do something or other. And off they went to the Sun Dome, the arena at Southern Florida University, where 7000-odd people would join the "We Are the Future Rally."...
  • Muslim Missouri Democratic Party caucus chairman launches 9-11 Truth PAC

    08/15/2012 6:37:26 AM PDT · by kevcol · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Aug 15, 2012 | Adam Kredo
    A Democratic Party caucus chairman who has speculated about Jewish involvement in the 9/11 terrorist attacks has launched a new political action committee dedicated to supporting “anti-Zionist” Muslim candidates who believe “the ‘war on terror’ is a hoax and that the official story of 9/11 is not true,” according to the group’s website. MD Rabbi Alam is an Obama campaign ally and Missouri-based Democratic activist who came under fire in July after he told the Free Beacon that “not a single Jew” was killed during the 9/11 attacks. (Alam is not a rabbi.) A veteran Democrat, Alam lost a...
  • An Islamist's Crocodile Tears .

    03/14/2011 7:39:44 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 6 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 3/14/2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    We'll never know if Congressman Keith Ellison (AKA Keith Hakim, AKA Keith X Ellison, AKA Keith Ellison-Muhammad, AKA BooHoo Kaboom) brought along an onion with him, a pinch of snuff or just thought of all the CAIR campaign contributions he risked losing if the hearings fulfilled their intended purpose,to be able to let loose the waterworks. However he did it, Ellison finally succeeded at one thing. Crying on cue. The big boohoo let Ellison sell his sob story to a sympathetic public already primed by thousands of attack pieces run against King. A campaign conducted by a top Democratic public...
  • Prominent Missouri Democrat Wants To Know: How Come No Jews Died On 9/11?…

    A Democratic Party caucus chairman vying to become Missouri’s next secretary of state is a 9/11 Truther who has associated with a radical Muslim cleric and trafficked in anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. MD Rabbi Alam is an Obama campaign ally and Missouri-based Democratic activist who chairs the National Democratic Party Asian American Caucus (NDPAAC), a Democratic National Committee-sponsored organization that liaises with Asian minorities.
  • Will the 1991 Biography Discovery Force Obama to Open the Hood?

    05/26/2012 9:15:05 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 116 replies
    American Thinker | 5/26/2012 | Monte Kuligowski
    Three possibilities follow the bombshell discovery that Barack Obama was promoted in 1991 through 2007 by his professional agency as an author "born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii." (1) Obama untruthfully presented himself as Kenya-born. (2) Obama untruthfully presents himself as Hawaii-born. (3) Obama had no knowledge that his bio contained the 16-year-old "error" which was corrected in April of 2007, when Obama was gearing up his campaign for the U.S. presidency.
  • Michael Savage: Was Breitbart Assassinated?

    03/01/2012 10:30:19 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 241 replies · 2,108+ views
    Noting that the cause of Andrew Breitbart’s unexpected death yesterday was being examined by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office, talk-radio host Michael Savage raised the question of whether the conservative media powerhouse – who recently announced he had videos that could politically damage President Obama – was murdered. On his top-rated show today, Savage played an audio clip of Breitbart telling an audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington last month that he had obtained videos that shed light on Obama’s ties to radicals in the early 1980s who helped propel him to the presidency. “Maybe my...
  • Ron Paul: Know Who’s Really Behind Islamic Terrorism? The Jews.

    12/30/2011 12:24:19 PM PST · by mnehring · 86 replies
    One of the more insane claims in Ron Paul’s newsletters was that the Israelis were behind the WTC bombings in 1993: Whether [the 1993 World Trade Center bombing] was a setup by the Israeli Mossad, as a Jewish friend of mine suspects, or was truly a retaliation by the Islamic fundamentalists, matters little. This claim is of course so ridiculous and absurd that even Paul has to protect himself by claiming that “a Jewish friend” told him about it. What a handy rhetorical device! If only Paul had had the foresight to couch all his racist remarks in the newsletters...
  • Obama Derangement Syndrome?

    12/23/2011 2:23:19 PM PST · by decimon · 41 replies
    Works and Days ^ | December 23, 2011 | Victor Davis Hanson
    I’d say if you live in the United States of America and you vote for George Bush, you’ve lost your mind. — John Edwards When does the legitimate “I oppose Obama” descend into the illegitimate “I hate Obama”? It is popular now to suggest that conservatives in general and congressional Republicans in particular suffer from an obsession characterized by an uncontrolled antipathy for Barack Obama — personal and visceral — that warps their entire political outlook. No doubt some do experience the same obsessions that infected the Left in their furor at George W. Bush. One can find unhinged posters...
  • OWS Officially Declares 9/11 an "Inside Job" (With Video)

    11/20/2011 7:49:31 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 17 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/20/11 | Aurelius
    If you needed any more evidence that Occupy Wall Street was a bunch of scumbags, here it is. Yesterday, OWS held a "September 11th Truth March," dedicated to forcing the government to investigate the terrorist attacks of 9/11. I will not dignify these conspiracy theorists with a long response. Thousands of witnesses, thousands of experts, and hundreds of scientific articles all speak for themselves. The fact of the matter is that this impossibly stupid march once again shows OWS to be a group of delusional weirdos... You can watch the video and both see and listen a fair-sized group of...
  • Footage that kills the conspiracy theories: Unseen 9/11 footage shows WTC Building 7

    11/01/2011 12:37:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 69 replies · 1+ views
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 1, 2011 | Meghan Keneally
    Its dramatic collapse several hours after the Twin Towers fell triggered a decade of conspiracy theories. Those who believed that the September 11 attacks on America were not carried out by Al Qaeda terrorists pointed to the fall of World Trade Center Building 7 as proof of their wild claims. But a newly released video appears to finally prove once and for all that Building 7 was brought down by the intense heat of the blazing World Trade Center - and not explosives, as conspiracy theorists claim.
  • WE'RE GUILTY, DAMN IT! (Even Al Qaeda think Ahmadinejad and 9/11 Truthers are Insane)

    09/29/2011 1:57:51 PM PDT · by denydenydeny · 11 replies
    Power Line ^ | John Hinderaker
    Of all the conspiracy theories of modern times, trutherism must be the silliest. The idea that the U.S. government was behind the September 11 attacks, or acquiesced in them, is absurd on its face; and yet, a great many Democrats believe just that–or tell pollsters they do, anyway. Apart from Democrats, most truthers are bitterly anti-American, certifiably insane, or both. One prominent truther is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Last week at the United Nations, he repeated the claim that the Bush administration was responsible for the terror attacks, to the outrage of al Qaeda. It is very weird for al Qaeda to...
  • Hawaii claims Obama 'birth certificate' is 'confidential'Refuses subpoena...

    06/15/2011 8:52:24 AM PDT · by westcoastwillieg · 354 replies · 1+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 6/14/11 | Bob Unruh
    The state of Hawaii claims that the "birth certificate" for Barack Obama in its files – presumably the document that was copied and distributed by the White House – remains confidential. The image released April 27 by the White House was described by administration officials as "proof positive" of Obama's Hawaiian birth. At that time, officials in Hawaii's health department and governor's office refused to provide confirmation to WND that the image released by the White House accurately represented the birth documentation in the state's custody. Now, officials have refused to respond to a subpoena requesting the birth record, citing...
  • Conspiracies conjure that Osama bin Laden still lives (Cindy Sheehan, deather)

    05/02/2011 12:17:09 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | Ben Smith
    The decision to drop terror chieftain Osama bin Laden’s corpse into the Arabian Sea was the final meticulous step in a raid whose details were calculated to exert deadly force but also to achieve maximum effect in the propaganda war: the White House was careful to say bin Laden’s body had been treated according to Islamic tradition, but also to deny his followers a shrine. But while the watery grave may help diminish bin Laden’s status as a martyr to his followers, it was already fueling conspiracy theories; as the administration resisted releasing even photographs of the slain terrorist leader...
  • Attorney, Client Face Sanction for Pursuing 9/11 Conspiracy Suit

    04/27/2011 9:27:58 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 11 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | April 28, 2011 | Brendan Pierson
    A federal appellate court has ordered an army specialist and her attorney to show cause why they should not be sanctioned for bringing a frivolous suit accusing former Vice President Dick Cheney, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Richard Myers of orchestrating the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. In Gallop v. Cheney, 10-1241, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit yesterday affirmed the dismissal of the case by Southern District Judge Denny Chin, and gave April Gallop and her attorney, William W. Veale, 30 days to...
  • Birthers, truthers: Not a false equivalence, except in one sense

    04/25/2011 7:37:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/25/2011 | David Fredosso
    Politico's Ben Smith notes something I've brought up several times in this space and had the opportunity to discuss once on MSNBC. People have made much of the surprising share of Republicans who will tell pollsters they buy into the fantasy that President Obama is really a foreigner in the Oval Office (a logical consequence of birther-ism). But just a few years ago, you could get an equally, surprisingly large number of Democrats to tell pollsters they believed that George W. Bush either allowed 9-11 to happen, despite having foreknowledge, or else actually conspired to make it happen. Smith has...
  • More than half of Democrats believed Bush knew (The Truthers, but Ben Smith can't read!)

    04/23/2011 4:58:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | April 22, 2011 | Ben Smith
    I've been looking for a good analogue to the willingness of Republicans to believe, or say they believe, that Obama was born abroad, and one relevant number is the share of Democrats willing to believe, as they say, that "Bush knew." There aren't a lot of great public numbers on the partisan breakdown of adherents to that conspiracy theory, but the University of Ohio yesterday shared with us the crosstabs of a 2006 poll they did with Scripps Howard that's useful in that regard. "How likely is it that people in the federal government either assisted in the 9/11 attacks...
  • Michele Bachmann ready to 'move on' from birther issue (Accepts COLB)

    04/20/2011 7:58:33 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 418 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/20/2011 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Michele Bachmann moved Wednesday toward saying the book on questions some voters have about President Barack Obama's birth certificate is closed, and that a copy of his certification of live birth should "settle" the issue. Bachmann made the comments on ABC News' "Good Morning America," when host George Stephanopoulos noted she had said on Fox News a night earlier that the president ought to come forward with his birth certificate to settle the "birther" issue, which had largely died down in the mainstream media but picked up steam again when Donald Trump began pushing it. SNIP Stephanopoulos then showed her...
  • The Trump Effect on Birtherism (Dave compares birthers to truthers, Trump to Ron Paul)

    04/01/2011 12:12:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Slate ^ | April 1, 2011 | David Weigel
    Chris Barron, chairman of GOProud, writes at length about Donald Trump's newfound obsession with Barack Obama's citizenship. You'll recall that GOProud was at least partly responsible for Trump's buzzy appearance at CPAC; the tycoon/pundit/punchline's slow descent into birtherism had been raising questions about the gay group. "Let me be 100% clear – I am not a birther. I have never said I don’t believe Barack Obama was born in this country. Quite honestly, I haven’t spent much time worrying about or thinking about this issue, because I just don’t care about it. But there are a lot of issues that...
  • Kennesaw State University new provost caves in to accusations of Marxism

    03/22/2011 11:17:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Hillbuzz ^ | 3/22/11 | Bridget Casey,
    A couple of weeks ago I did a story about the new provost-elect at Kennesaw State University in Marietta, Georgia. Timothy Chandler was slotted to take over the job this July but it had been discovered that he had done a paper the slanted towards Marxism and once exposed…..there was a rather large backlash from the public. Well…the people have spoken and Dr. Chandler has decided “not to take the job”. (AJC) Accusations of Marxism and being un-American proved too much for Kennesaw State University’s newly selected provost, who withdrew his acceptance of the position on Thursday. Timothy Chandler, tapped...
  • Birthers arent like truthers

    02/17/2011 8:51:13 PM PST · by freespirited · 28 replies
    Althouse blog ^ | 02/16/11 | Ann Althouse
    There's a new poll showing that a majority of Republicans doubt that President Obama was born in the United States. Are they paranoid-type thinkers, like the 9/11 Truthers, looking for things to connect up and suspecting that conspiracies lie underneath things that other people think are as they've been presented in the media? I think we need to see that they are not. They have one issue. One question. They have suspicion about one thing, and that suspicion notably hasn't led them into other theories. There's one factual issue — the immensely important matter of the President's qualification — that...
  • Birthers And Truthers: I Love You, Guys!

    02/16/2011 10:44:46 PM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 95 replies
    www.absolutelynobama.com ^ | 2/17/11 | Alan Levy
    I do not believe the federal government is responsible for the horror and tragedy of 9/11. I believe the 3000+ that died that horrible day were murdered by Islamic extremists. I am certain that Barack Hussein Obama, our Dear Leader, was born in the United States. I think most of the people who subscribe to either conspiracy theory has a touch of mental illness. Yet.... I just LOVE me some Birthers and Truthers! Now, I'm sure there will be some who think I have drinking problem, like PMSNBC's Chris Mattews. There will be some that think I took bong hit...
  • Ron Paul expelled from advisory board of Young Americans for Freedom

    02/14/2011 12:23:44 PM PST · by FredJake · 6 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 2/14/2011 | Joe Newby
    Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) was booted off the Advisory Board of the conservative group Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) over what the group calls his "delusional and disturbing alliance with the fringe Anti-War movement." According to a post at the organization's web site: “It is a sad day in American history when a one-time conservative-libertarian stalwart has fallen more out of touch with America’s needs for national security than the current feeble and appeasing administration,” said YAF’s Senior National Director Jordan Marks. Paul has served on the Advisory Board for the conservative organization for more than two decades, and was...
  • Bin Laden tapes are as phony as Sept. 11's connection to Islam [from Ph.D. Islamologist and Arabist]

    02/14/2006 3:24:30 PM PST · by SJackson · 126 replies · 2,626+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 2-14-06 | Kevin Barrett
    As a Ph.D. Islamologist and Arabist I really hate to say this, but I'll say it anyway: 9/11 had nothing to do with Islam. The war on terror is as phony as the latest Osama bin Laden tape. It's a tough thing to admit because I know on which side my bread is buttered and dropping Islam from the 9/11 equation is dropping my slice of bread butter-side-down. The myth that 9/11 had something to do with Muslims has poured millions, if not billions, into Arabic and Islamic studies. I finished my Ph.D. last year, so all I have to...
  • Birthers Cling to Case With an OC Connection Claiming Obama is Ineligible to be President

    12/02/2010 7:11:40 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 42 replies · 3+ views
    OC Weekly ^ | 12/01/2010 | Chasen Marshall
    ​Political Vel Craft ("Veil of Politics") is an amazing site with ads against the climate change "con," a link to the U.S. Debt Clock and blanket coverage of the WikiLeaks-exposed marriage between the United Kingdom and The Illuminati. There's also a call for U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts to intervene on behalf of Lt. Col. Terry Lakin, who is being court-martialed for refusing to serve under Barack Obama. The military man seems destined to lose his "courageous" legal quest to have Obama declared ineligible to be Commander in Chief, laments the site. But Political Vel Craft notes in...
  • GOOD LORD, GERALDO IS DOING A TRUTHER SHOW!! (Vanity)

    11/13/2010 7:25:07 PM PST · by Lucius Cornelius Sulla · 157 replies · 1+ views
    FOX News | November 13, 2010 | self
    On tonight's Geraldo Rivera show, he had on a couple of people purporting that 9/11 was an inside job because 'Fire Can't Melt Steel'. At least one was from 9/11 families (I do not know if it was one of the handful of anti-war 9/11 famil;ies or not). Has Roger Ailes gone crazy!
  • White House: Obama Conducting Reign of Terror, INVOKE Article 25, Section 4

    11/11/2010 6:26:52 PM PST · by bigbob · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Congress.org ^ | 11-7-2010 | Wayne Madsen
    President Obama was urged by the few White House insiders from whom he still takes advice to leave the country on his ten-day Asian trip, his longest trip abroad since becoming president, in order to not inflict any more damage to the Democratic Party in the wake of one of the worst electoral defeats for the party of an incumbent president in recent history. According to sources close to the White House, who put themselves in great danger by even talking to members of the media, the plans to have Obama leave for a visit to India, Pakistan, Indonesia, South...
  • Schneller gunning for a win in 7th District race

    10/29/2010 8:57:00 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 5 replies
    Main Line Suburban Life ^ | 10/29/2010 | Danielle Lynch
    If elected, Radnor Township resident Jim Schneller, the Independent conservative candidate in the 7th Congressional District race, said he would fight government corruption....Schneller has also described the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks of the World Trade as an “inside job.”“Once the (Obama) birth-certificate theory started bouncing around, people started rethinking the World Trade Center issue,” he said.....
  • Ron Paul to speak in Iowa next week

    10/21/2010 11:02:08 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 13 replies
    Iowa Independent ^ | October 20, 2010 | Jason Hancock
    U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, will campaign for Republican legislative candidates and speak at the University of Iowa Friday, Oct. 29, at 7:45 p.m. The group organizing Paul’s speech, the university’s Young Americans for Liberty and Campaign for Liberty, are billing the event as “fueling speculation that he may challenge other Republican presidential hopefuls in Iowa’s 2012 primary.” “Dr. Paul’s 2008 presidential campaign threw him into the national spotlight as a different kind of Republican,” said Ani DeGroot, president of the Young Americans for Liberty chapter. “He has called for an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a...