And it was understandably based, at least in part, on this Rosanna
And it was understandably based, at least in part, on this Rosanna
Exclusive Look At Urban Beach Week Security Measures « CBS Miami. “CBS 4 News had the exclusive first look at this 140-thousand dollar light tactical all-terrain vehicle, similar to the ones used in the military…“This is the only one of its kind,” an officer explained to CBS 4′s Lauren Pastrana. “There’s no other vehicle like this on the market at this time.”…But instead of war zones overseas, cops will use it to protect the city of Miami Beach, as well as its residents and visitors.
via Instapundit: The Virginian: I knew Richard Nixon, Richard Nixon was a friend of mine, and you, Barack are no Richard Nixon.. “Keep in mind that on the international front, Richard Nixon single-handedly pried the Communist alliance between the USSR and China apart. The Nixon IRS never actually went after Nixon’s enemies. And Nixon didn’t plot the Watergate break-in. Barack Obama is not fit to tie Richard Nixon’s shoes.”
Sen. Ted Cruz: ‘I don’t trust Republicans’ – The Hill’s Video. “Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Wednesday that he doesn’t trust members of his own party to negotiate a budget conference report…Cruz’s remark came after Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said he thought it was “bizarre” that a member of his own party was objecting to forming a conference committee with the House to work out a budget…“The senior senator of Arizona urged senators to trust House Republicans … and frankly, I don’t trust Republicans,” Cruz said. “It’s the leaders of both parties that got us in this mess. … A lot of Republicans were complicit in this spending spree.””
“You people will never be safe. Remove your government, they don’t care about you.”
Woolwich attack: Two men ‘hack soldier wearing Help for Heroes T-shirt to death with machetes in suspected terror attack’ | Mail Online. “A dramatic video tonight emerged of a man with bloodied hands, carrying knives and ranting ‘We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you’, after a serving soldier was hacked to death by two men just 200 yards from an Army barracks.”
Terror attacks like this will just lead to more self-loathing navel-gazing by the political leadership of what remains of the U.K. Their cultural elite is no different than that at the top in the rest of the western world. We used to crush our enemies without mercy. Now we ponder why they hate us, and welcome more in as they butcher soldiers in the streets of our cities. The ruling class that lets these psychopaths into our countries are no less guilty than the murdering scum that do the dirty work.
Immigration bill backers say not all back-taxes will be paid – Washington Times. “The Senate immigration bill’s authors acknowledged Tuesday that their legislation does not require illegal immigrants to pay all back taxes, saying it would be too difficult to make them ante up everything they might owe.”
Yeah, paying taxes is hard for me too, Chucky.
U.S. Attorney Investigating Fox News Donated to Obama | Breitbart News. “The US Attorney for the District of Columbia, Ronald C. Machen – the man responsible for the aggressive surveillance and phone record scrutiny at Fox News – is also a big donor to the Obama Campaigns.”
Carney: Asking about Sebelius fundraising for ObamaCare a lot like being a birther, or something « Hot Air. It’s rather nice to see the media, for the most part leftist enablers, get a taste of what it’s been like for the rest of us the past five years. Of course, in their case it probably just means thank you sir, may I have another.
‘Yes we can’ chant as Senate panel passes immigration bill | The Daily Caller. “The Senate Judiciary Committee’s passage of a sweeping immigration bill was expected. But the explosion of chants of “Yes we can! Yes we can!” and “Leahy! Leahy!” came as a surprise.”
Make IRS Criminal Actions be about Liberalism Not Obama. “The media will only go so far in attacking President Obama even though he disdains them and uses them for his own purposes. President Obama is anti-American, and that includes the freedoms found in First Amendment. The media do not care. Their religion is liberalism, and they will follow any god who proclaims it”
He’s right, but that doesn’t mean every avenue of investigation and prosecution shouldn’t be vigorously pursued. Gangster liberalism must be rooted out with the same tenacity with which its adherents pursue the destruction of America.
Cary warns of potentially rabid fox :: WRAL.com. “”At this time, we need citizens to be watchful as they enjoy the outdoors, paying attention to any suspicious animal activity and promptly notifying local officials as necessary,” Godwin said.”
I didn’t think that they allowed this kind of thing there. For those readers that don’t live in the Triangle area of North Carolina, Cary (“Central Area for Relocated Yankees) is a very picturesque suburb with a bit of a gestapo problem. It’s a beautiful place to live actually, just leave the Bill of Rights outside the city limits. If you’ve ever seen the X-Files episode called Arcadia then you know what I mean.
“Much of the Fourth Estate shrugged when the Obama administration attacked Fox News, writes Kirsten Powers. But now it’s coming for them, too.” via How Hope and Change Gave Way to Spying on the Press – The Daily Beast.
See, you lay down with commie-Bama, you get up with…wiretaps?!
Miraculous: Elderly Woman Reunites With Her Dog In Oklahoma Tornado Rubble During Live Interview | Mediaite. I’m so grateful that this nice lady got her dog back safe and sound! Ever since I was emotionally traumatized by “Snoopy Come Home”, I just can’t handle dog stories. Even the ones with happy endings like this one can choke me up.
Abu Sakkar, Syrian rebel and thoroughly vetted by Marco Rubio
Rand Paul: My colleagues just voted to arm the allies of al Qaeda | The Cable. “Paul’s two amendments constituted his first legislative act to soften the Menendez-Corker bill, which earned the support of powerful lawmakers from Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) to Barbara Boxer (D-CA) to Marco Rubio (R-FL) — all of whom rejected Paul’s allegations. “I don’t think any member of this committee would vote for anything we thought was going to arm al Qaeda,” said Rubio.”
Mackenzie Weinger – POLITICO.com. “The Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol has some advice for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on the Senate’s immigration reform bill: Walk away…“He should walk away from it,” Kristol said Tuesday on “The Laura Ingraham Show.” “He should say, I made a good faith effort, but you know what, this is not a piece of legislation.”
Even a pro-amnesty Establishment type like Kristol has come to his senses. Rubio can walk, and he should. But too little, too late. Rubio’s finished for conservatives. No one will ever believe him again. Nor should they.
Mitch McConnell won’t block immigration bill – Tarini Parti – POLITICO.com. ““I think the Gang of Eight has made a substantial contribution in moving the issue forward,” he said. “So far I’m told that the Judiciary Committee hasn’t in any fundamental way undone the agreements that were agreed by the eight senators. So I’m hopeful we can get a bill that we can pass here in the Senate.””
Is there any room left on the RINO traitor gravy train? To quote Bob Schieffer’s question to a White House aide last Sunday, “why are you here?”
Don’t worry. I’m sure he’ll be back tomorrow. Eugene Robinson: Obama administration mistakes news for espionage – The Washington Post.
Top IRS official will invoke 5th Amendment – latimes.com. “A top IRS official in the division that reviews nonprofit groups will invoke the Fifth Amendment and refuse to answer questions before a House committee investigating the agency’s improper screening of conservative nonprofit groups.”
Sharyl Attkisson’s computers compromised – POLITICO.com. “Sharyl Attkisson, the Emmy-award winning CBS News investigative reporter, says that her personal and work computers have been compromised and are under investigation.”I can confirm that an intrusion of my computers has been under some investigation on my end for some months but I’m not prepared to make an allegation against a specific entity today as I’ve been patient and methodical about this matter,” Attkisson told POLITICO on Tuesday. “I need to check with my attorney and CBS to get their recommendations on info we make public.”"
Fog of Scandal: Senate Dems Trying to Rush Amnesty Bill to Floor, Sources Say | Breitbart.com. “Another staffer, a Republican Senate aide, told Breitbart News that this is indicative of the the Gang of Eight push to pass this bill as fast as they can to minimize public scrutiny. “There is a relentless drive to push this bill through at any cost because it’s backers know that once the American people find out what’s in it they will rise up against it,” the aide said.”
What more can I comment on about this disingenuous, corrupt process to pass a massive fraud on the American people. A process led by the not so long ago Tea Party wonder boy, Senator Rubio. No doubt his adulation will continue in the pages of the leftist press. That is until he runs in 2016. Even if this Benedict Arnold gets the nomination, which I doubt and if he does will ultimately lose, the press will turn on him faster than a pack of starving jackals.
A Crisis of Authority | James Taranto | WSJ.com. “What we are witnessing now is not a crisis of democracy but a crisis of authority. The administrative state, in thrall to a decadent cultural elite, has lost the consent of the governed…Liberal media bias is an old complaint, but the Obama presidency has given it a new and dangerous form. Never has the prevailing bias of the media been so closely aligned with the ideological aims and political interests of the party in power. The American media remain free and independent, or you would not be reading this column. But to a large extent they have functioned for the past few years as if they were under state control.”
And once again, it’s all about the culture.
Video: Ft. Hood shooter still drawing salary – $278,000 and counting « Hot Air. “There may be a good reason for this, but it’s still an outrage nonetheless, at least in terms of the disparate treatment of Nidal Hasan to his victims. Thanks to the lengthy delay in his court-martial, the Army can’t suspend Hasan’s pay, even though there is no doubt whatsoever that he murdered 14 people in a spree shooting at Fort Hood nearly four years ago.”
Heck, it was only ‘workplace violence’. Why not give him a promotion too?
My Way News – In tornado’s wake, worried parents seek out kids. This is awful stuff. I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with tornadoes. Awesome sights but preferably from a great distance. At least with hurricanes you get days worth of notice. I don’t know how the folks that live in tornado alley can do it.
Washington Examiner.com. “Internal Revenue Service officials not only wanted a wide variety of information from the Albuquerque Tea Party’s application for non-profit status, it also wanted to know what contacts it had with people from other political organizations too.That included an 83-year-old great-grandmother who was once held in a World War II internment camp, New Mexico Watchdog has discovered.”
Nothing surprises me anymore, not least about these daily scandal revelations. I’m growing increasingly disappointed that I haven’t been afforded any additional IRS scrutiny! It’s almost a badge of honor now.
There’s no way Obama is telling the truth about when he learned of the IRS scandal | The Daily Caller. “Obama knew. He didn’t just “read about it in the newspaper,” or whatever horsecrap he said last week. He knew it was going on, and he was okay with it. Just like he knew Benghazi wasn’t a spontaneous protest triggered by a dumb YouTube video. Just like he knows Eric Holder is a lying thug. It’s his administration, and he’s well aware of the example he’s set…The only alternative is that he’s utterly, criminally incompetent. Either way, he’s unfit for office.”
It’s the former, and yes, either way he’s unfit for office. Just like the old apparatchik that was carted off to the gulag yelling “if only comrade Stalin knew”, anyone gullible enough to believe that Obama has no idea about any of these thug tactics is fooling themselves. Each of the major scandals of the moment, Benghazi, the IRS and the press wire-tapping, all of them are a confluence either before, during or after the events, of intimidation by Obama’s thugocracy. I don’t know if the trails to any or all of these scandals will lead to impeachment. But I do believe it’s opened the eyes for a lot of Americans asleep at the wheel. The consequences to flow from these events are largely unforeseeable, but consequences there will be. And they will likely be substantial.
“You’re money’s no good here, Mr. Rubio” – Lloyd
Justice Department affidavit labels Fox News journalist as possible ‘co-conspirator’ | Fox News. “The case has also caught the attention of Congress. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said in a statement Monday he was “very concerned” about the reports of “possible criminal prosecution for doing what appears to be normal news-gathering protected by the First Amendment.”"
Rubio, don’t try to cloak your deceit on illegal immigration in a shroud of concern for legality elsewhere. Nobody with an ounce of integrity and intellectual honesty believes you anymore.
The Impeachment Option | Robert Costa | National Review Online. “Representative Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican, says President Barack Obama may face impeachment over his administration’s response to the Benghazi attack…“They purposefully and willfully misled the American people, and that’s unacceptable,” Chaffetz tells me. “It’s part of a pattern of deception.”…But the heavy-handed tactics of the president’s advisers, he complains, sullied his investigation from the start. He worries that allies of Obama and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton have inappropriately pressured his sources — and restricted his access. “They’ve obstructed me from doing my congressional duty,” he says. “When I went over there, a State Department babysitter intimidated me and many others.””
This White House appears to make no distinction between friend (Associated Press) or foe (apparently every conservative in the country). And based on their relentless intimidation of pretty much, well everyone, they aren’t going to have many friends left that aren’t careerist apparatchik hacks like the government ‘officials’ referenced in the article above.
Taking on Congress, inexplicably his own media lackeys, vast numbers of politically savvy non-profits and their attorneys, and now the collective public opinion of the average above-information voter, is not a prudent approach. Intimidation only works when the target believes that everyone around him is just as afraid to speak up. That may have been the case for many up until two weeks ago. But now that everyone knows they’re a potential target, even Obama’s closest allies, there’s no need for anyone to feel ‘isolated, polarized and personalized,’ to reference Obama’s favorite political tactician. That shackle of fear has fallen further away from public opinion with each outrageous new allegation.
That fear is also likely dissipating from the minds of those government minions in the know and in on the process. As they start to perceive the commie-Bama ship going down, these bureaucrats will turn informant in droves, burying the White House Thugocracy in a pool of its own vitriolic bile. This indeed may already be happening. The revelations are coming out daily, sometimes hourly, and it’s all swiftly cascading from a trickle to a torrent and perhaps into a maelstrom.
Richard Milhous Obama | RealClearPolitics. “Those who work for this president have a fetish for stage managing the news. They never simply trust the facts; or maybe a better way of saying it is that they don’t trust the American people to be able to handle the facts.”
A rare peek into a Justice Department leak probe – The Washington Post. “Court documents in the Kim case reveal how deeply investigators explored the private communications of a working journalist — and raise the question of how often journalists have been investigated as closely as Rosen was in 2010.”
As expected, every day brings more disturbing revelations than the last. I take Max Baucus at his word on this, there’s much more to come. But luckily for Team commie-Bama, the ‘law is irrelevant’ and the Dear Leader himself has no idea what’s going on in any of his agencies.
Video: Syrian ‘cannibal’ rebel explains his actions – Telegraph. “Rebel commander Abu Sakkar gained instant notoriety after footage emerged of him appearing to remove the organs of a pro-regime fighter and then eating them”
Commander Sakkar is at it again. This time he’s not eating people though. Only hamming it up for an audience that’s just hungry for more cannibal craziness. Sakkar’s own heart is in the right place, his chest. And it’s filled with a burning desire to avenge the torture and murder of innocent civilians by Assad’s thug soldiers. Of course, the post-Assad regime will probably be dominated by islamic radicals just like we’ve seen happen in Egypt. But then that’s just par for the course. 1st, 2nd and 3rd. As you’ll see at the end of the video in the link, Sakkar’s also got some spiffy gym shoes. I wouldn’t want to be the average rioter looting Air Jordans at Sports Authority if Sakkar’s in the game.
Anonymous Cincinnati IRS official: “Everything comes from the top.” | WashingtonExaminer.com. ““We’re not political,’’ said one determinations staffer in khakis as he left work late Tuesday afternoon. “We people on the local level are doing what we are supposed to do. . . . That’s why there are so many people here who are flustered. Everything comes from the top. We don’t have any authority to make those decisions without someone signing off on them. There has to be a directive.””
This ‘Young Frankenstein’ reference is popping up quite a bit lately in my comments on the media. No surprise, given the confluence of scandals. But strangely, there’s been very little mention of Frau Blucher.
CBS’ Bob Schieffer unleashes on White House official: ‘Why are you here today?’ – Washington Times. ““When the executive branch does things right, there doesn’t seem to be any hesitancy for the White House to take credit for that,” Mr. Schieffer said, citing the killing of Osama bin Laden as an example. “When these [scandals] happen, you seem to send out officials many times who don’t even seem to know what’s happened.”…He even demanded to know why Mr. Pfeiffer was making the rounds on Sunday talk shows, rather than a higher-ranking official…“Why are you here today? Why isn’t the chief of staff here today?” Mr. Schieffer asked.”"
The last question is notable for the obvious nature of the answer: delay, obfuscate, pontificate. The White House knows that silence is an admission of guilt, incompetence – which is already self-evident, or both. They have to keep juggling the lie balls or they will all fall down before the low-information voters fall back asleep. Assuming that they’re awake even now.