National Rifle Association president David Keene told NRA News’ “The Daily News with Ginny Simone” that the Department of Justice’s collusion with left-wing advocacy organization Media Matters for America is a taxpayer-funded “propaganda machine.”
“This is not an administration that deals in issues,” Keene, a veteran of GOP politics for several decades, said on the show. “This is an administration that deals in personalities. You can see it at the presidential level – the whole [argument] is not ‘Gov. Romney is wrong on the issues,’ it’s ‘Gov. Romney is a rotten person who you shouldn’t have anything to do with.’ It’s not that the ‘whistleblowers weren’t telling people what was true,’ it’s that the ‘whistleblowers are not perfect people either.’ It’s not that ‘what the reporter is saying is wrong,’ it’s that what the ‘reporter shouldn’t be saying it because the reporter is doing it for ambitious reasons or doesn’t like us or had something in his past that we can exploit.’”
“These are people who are involved in character assassination for purely political and ideological reasons,” Keene added. “What The Daily Caller has done is unearthed the emails through the Freedom of Information Act that shows they’re doing it on our dime. The taxpayers are paying for a massive political operation designed the smear the character American citizens who are just doing their jobs.”
This week, The Daily Caller published a series of emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request that show the Justice Department’s Office of Public Affairs director Tracy Schmaler working with Media Matters staffers to attack reporters covering administration scandals.
Many of the targets of the coordination between Schmaler and Media Matters – including one former Justice Department employee — have called for Schmaler’s resignation. Members of Congress have banded together, too, to call for investigations into whether Media Matters should lose its tax-exempt status.
Tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, which Media Matters enjoys, allows its donors to claim income-tax deductions for their contributions, and also exempts Media Matters itself from paying federal tax on its income. That status is typically reserved for organizations that don’t engage in excessive partisan politicking.
House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa compared the collusive behavior between the administration and Media Matters to former President Richard Nixon’s infamous “enemies list.”
Read it all HERE.
Here is a great site to keep up with all the news. Lot of my posts come from here. Now go to Bad Blue.
Billboards Welcome Barack Obama Back to Wisconsin
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A liberal friend writes that, okay, so all religions are crazy, and the Muslims are, too.
He is wrong, of course. All the great religions — the ones that have grown over thousands of years — have had periods of violence and war. All the great religions except Islam have given up war and now practice peace. That’s the big difference.
Ninety percent of Muslims today may be peaceful, but they tolerate in their midst an explosive minority who can cite the Koran on violent jihad to convert the whole world. Islam is only 1.4 billion out of 7 billion people on the planet, so the arithmetic, contrary to liberal defeat-mongers, does not favor Islam. It favors tolerance, with the ongoing spread of Christianity (in China, Russia, and Africa), the existence of the State of Israel providing self-defense for the first time in two millennia to the Jews, the worldwide spread of Buddhism Lite (it’s rarely real Buddhism) and Vendantist Hinduism (again, the McDonald’s version).
If that’s true, what’s the fuss all about? Why worry about 9/11, the Blind Sheikh, the Iranian madcaps, and now Egypt’s Brother Morsi? Because liberals are historically ignorant, arrogant, and stupid, and they are happy to surrender and be lied to on behalf of neo-fascism of the nuclear Muslim variety. With suicidal Western policies, the new rise of religio-fascism with nukes could well succeed.
It’s our nation and the Western Enlightenment that are at stake, and so far our leftist parties have happily betrayed their countries for money, oil, and power to beat domestic enemies. When British PM Gordon Brown was campaigning for re-election last year, a nice lady asked him whether Britain’s suicidal socialist immigration policies were not a little bit too much. Brown, a truly dreadful ideologue, got back in his armored Bentley and was heard to tell his buds that “she’s just a racist.”
That is objectively mad, and it reflects the national suicide the socialists have brought to England and all European nations. The fact that politicians in Europe are routinely bought off by Saudi oil billionaires shows how decadent and corrupt they have become. Muslim radicals know perfectly well how corrupt and morally feeble we are. They test us and see it every day.
The problem is not that “all religions are violent.” That is sheer, unadulterated historical nonsense. The Jews had a war against the Romans leading to the destruction of Jerusalem in 72 CE. Christians fought the Crusades against Muslim invaders of Europe from the south and east, and Protestants fought Catholics until 400 years ago. The Hindu Bhagavat-Gita is about a warrior’s dilemma: can I kill my cousins in war without losing my spirituality? That was some 2,500 years ago. The rest of the world has seen plenty of religious war, too.
But all in the remote past, except for Islam.
Modern warfare is about secular pseudo-religions. The mad nationalism that almost killed Europe since 1800 was purely secular, and it went very nicely with the killing and persecution of Catholic priests, not to mention persecution of the Jews. It started with Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the French Revolution, the Terror, and Napoleon, who invaded nearly all of Europe for the glory of France. That was nationalist imperialism, and it was proud to say so. Napoleon started two centuries of revenge wars between France and Germany, including the Franco-Prussian War and World Wars I and II. It was a purely secular, nationalistic madness. Then the Russians covered up their historical imperial ambitions in the language of Marx and Engels and created a new ruling class to exploit the worker. The Soviet workers said, “What is capitalism? It is the exploitation of man by man. What is socialism? It’s the opposite.” It was a bitter joke against their tyranny, which was, of course, just another secular power-grab with a truly mad ideology that some American liberals still claim to admire.
The last two centuries have seen little religious war, and mostly secular mass killings. The Nazis were not religious, contrary to liberal superstitions, but a fantasy-driven creed mixing every secular madness (including nudism and astrology) in the same maelstrom. They proclaimed themselves to be nationalist, racialist, and socialist, and they meant all three in a murderous way.
The whole liberal complaint about religion is two centuries out of date — except in the case of radical warlike Islam, where it is all too timely. The liberal answer to Mohammed is Marx, one reactionary extremist from the Arabian desert of thirteen centuries ago against another one from the Prussian Empire of 1848. Mohammed and Marx both agitated for world-conquering imperialism, and dumbed-down libs think that the Marxist mass-murdering ideology is “progressive.”
Obama was raised in a militant anti-Western group of seething leftists. Those are the people he tells us he picked to be his friends and allies in college. Those are the radicalized Democrats who brought him to power. But because they look at the world upside-down — imagine any acrobatic posture that fits — they call themselves “progressive” when they are utterly reactionary — throwbacks to a miserable pre-modern past.
Obama is therefore a radical reactionary who talks Hope and Change and acts according to the Bible of 1848, the Communist Manifesto, which rose out of the Prussian Empire where Marx grew up. It is nothing but European imperialism of the worst kind, as Obama implicitly acknowledged when he slyly gave his first big international speech to the “Citizens of the World!” from the Prussian Victory Monument in Berlin. These people love sly symbolic “up yours!” gestures, and that location and speech were filled with sly leftist word games.
If liberals are frighteningly ignorant and arrogant, Obama is even worse. He is a deeply confused man, who is so stuck in his inner cult of Valerie and David and Michelle that he can’t think outside that box. His environmentalism would kill off all the blessings of the Industrial Revolution. He is anti-scientific, not pro. The Marxists told the world they were “scientific” for more than a century, while all their scientific predictions turned out to be wrong. Some science, Marxism.
Obama represents the third or fourth wave of Marxism, in which the left forges an alliance with the biggest medieval throwback ideology in the world: desert Islam, as propagated by oil-fueled Wahhabi imams; Iranian Islam, which conquered the civilization of Persia and set it back so far that it has never recovered, now run by the Armageddon sect of the Twelvers; and yes, thanks to Barack Hussein Obama, we now have the ur-fascists of the Muslim Ascendancy, the Muslim Brotherhood, in control of Egypt. Who else do you think staged the assault on the U.S. Embassy? In a police state, there are no spontaneous takeovers of great power embassies. There are only government-run phony demonstrations.
Welcome to the great Islamic fallback to the truly horrific past. Turkey is now ruled by a “neo-Ottoman” party. Syria is deep in a civil war between Shi’ites and radical Sunnis, in which there are no good guys at all. Iran is close to nuclear weapons, and when that happens, nukes will spread all over the unstable Arab world.
Thank you, Mr. Obama.
How many times in the last week have we heard that the “U.S. rejects “all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others”” and that the Obama admin and State Dept. “absolutely reject its content and message” when it comes to the video being used as a scapegoat for the Islamist violence and protests which just happened to occur on September 11? The Obama admin. even went as far as asking Google to see if the trailers for the movie violated YouTube’s terms of service, and the filmaker just happened to get a midnight visit from a ton of police. People wondered if Team Obama would do the same when it came to religions other than Islam being insulted. They were quite silent on the play “The Book Of Mormon”, and ……
(Fox News) Religious groups are blasting President Obama for not condemning am anti-Christian art display set to appear in New York City and one Republican lawmaker said he is “fed up with the administration’s double standard and religious hypocrisy.
“Piss Christ,” once branded as a “deplorable, despicable display of vulgarity,” will be displayed at the Edward Tyler Nahem Gallery in Manhattan on Thursday. The artwork features a “photograph of the crucifix submerged in the artist’s urine.”
Rep. Michael Grimm (R, C-NY) wants to know why President Obama hasn’t denounced the exhibit and said he’s fed up with what he called the administration’s “religious hypocrisy.”
“The Obama administration’s hypocrisy and utter lack of respect for the religious beliefs of Americans has reached an all-time high,” Grimm told Fox News. “I call on President Obama to stand up for America’s values and beliefs and denounce the ‘Piss Christ’ that has offended Christians at home and abroad.”
So will the Obama Administration condemn the anti-Christian art display? Will they air a television ad denouncing the exhibit? Will the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff ask the gallery to cancel the exhibit?
The White House did not return calls seeking comment. Neither did the Pentagon.
Of course, the big difference is that there is no concern that all those who are offended by this “art” will riot, murder, destroy property, burn down McDonald’s stores, and threaten America with death. There won’t be any flags burned. You won’t see Christians and Catholics, nor Mormons, marching wearing Salafist headbands and carrying Salafist flags. There might be some protests, but, this “art” has been around since 1989, and there have been no violent protests over it. You can’t say the same about Islamists. This administration has afforded Islam protections it won’t provide to any other religion.
Blazing Cat Fur has an interesting take on the “art.”
C’mon, isn’t this guy entitled to his fair share?
A south suburban man has been charged in connection with the theft of two checks totaling more than $50,000 from President Barack Obama’s national campaign headquarters in Chicago, authorities say.
Willard Elam, 48, of the 15500 block of South Drexel Avenue in Dolton, is charged with one count of continuing a financial crimes enterprise, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.
Police said one other man was in custody and they were seeking a third person, but state’s attorney spokesman Andy Conklin would only say the investigation was continuing.
The checks were stolen from where the campaign headquarters is located in the Prudential Plaza building at 130 E. Randolph St., apparently last week, according to police. The checks were made out to legitimate businesses, but the suspects deposited them in phony accounts they had set up under the names of those companies, authorities said.
More JWF here.
The only scarier prospect than an unfettered Barack Obama would be looking for a job. In case you think he’s deleteriously mischievous now, ponder how imperiously he’d act if he won the last election in which he’ll compete. He could wholly abandon the pretense of having to pretend to please those who feel owing more than everything in the country is worth isn’t prudent.
If Obama’s tenure is doubled in length, expect the second half’s severity to increase exponentially.
Check out the YouTube channel with INCREDIBLE actual combat footage mentioned at the bottom of the photo here.
This is how I imagine Team Obama would view it…
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Have to tell you this one. Earlier today when I was outside (today was a nice cool day, bit sunny), what goes put-putting by on the road? A still running YUGO!
Yes, can you believe it, a real yugo still running?
I bet the owner has more invested in the tires than the car is worth.
Now in discussion, at this time of the night, with my lovely wife on where to go for breakfast in the morning. Not lunch, as she wants to be home and ensconced (there’s a word one rarely hears) in her easy chair in time for the Kansas City Chiefs!
Okay, it seems we will go to the casino bright and early in the morning for breakfast! Hey, $6.99 for a breakfast buffet is a darn good price. Though we do get one free buffet and one buffet at half price. That should make our total bill about $3.50 plus tax!