Interesting to see what happens in Jordan as Jordan’s MB branch, the Islamic Action Front, is a very strong force in Jordan. The only thing keeping them in check? That would be the King’s even more powerful intelligence apparatus (GID). And have to wonder, what does Obama, a huge supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood, think about this?
(Times of Israel)— With the Muslim Brotherhood and affiliated parties making political gains in Egypt and elsewhere in the region, King Abdullah is moving to thwart a similar process in Jordan.
The lower house of Jordan’s parliament has ratified a proposed amendment to the political parties law, banning the establishment of political parties on “a religious basis.” From here the law goes to the Senate (upper house), which is appointed by Abdullah. If passed, the law will disqualify Jordan’s largest opposition party, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Islamic Action Front.
The bill’s initiator, Mamdouh Al-Abadi, told the independent Jordanian daily Al-Arab Al-Yawm Tuesday that numerous Middle East countries including Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey and Morocco forbid parties to have Islamic titles while still allowing them to include religious values.
On Saturday, the Islamic Action Front’s legislative body, the Shura Council, issued a harsh statement condemning the proposed law as a “shock” to Jordanians. The party indicated it may stop cooperating with the king on his reform initiative if the bill goes forward.
“[We] adamantly refuse to take part in such a ridiculous political process as false witnesses by overriding the will of the Jordanian people,” read the statement.
Hamza Mansour, leader of the Islamic Action Front, was noncommittal Tuesday about whether his party would run in the upcoming elections, Al-Quds Al-Arabi reported.
Meet the Monkey Man of Japan.
Limbering up in the suburbs of Tokyo, Kenichi Ito is the fastest man on four legs.
For nearly a decade Kenichi has been perfecting a running style based on Africa’s wiry Patas monkey, and that’s helped the 29-year-old get into the record books for the fastest time running 100 metres on all fours.
“You know my face and body kind of looks like a monkey, so from a young age everyone used to tease me, saying ‘monkey, monkey’. But I wasn’t really bothered because I really liked them, and somewhere inside of me I had this ambition to adopt one of their traits,”Ito said, squatting on all fours in his Tokyo apartment.
For eight-and-a-half years Ito has walked around the local area on hands and feet, and turned household chores into challenges on all fours.
But his passion for simians was not without setbacks.
“In the streets around here I get stopped by the police, so I went up into the mountains for about a month for a kind of four-legged running training camp. But on the first day, a hunter mistook me for a wild boar, and he tried to shoot me,” Ito told Reuters.
Constantly honing his style, Ito looks for inspiration from across the animal world using the internet and a season ticket to the local zoo.
So far he’s developed six distinct forms of all-fours movement from his top-speed “gallop” to a more leisurely walking pace, and recruited about 100 converts across seven countries.
Man gets scabies, blames the LA jail!
What a dumbass, looking for someone other than himself to blame for getting scabies. Yes, he has to be a liberal asshole!
The bottom line in all this? He spent his time with the dirtbag occupiers!
Anyways, read all about this idiot HERE.
Like everyone else, I used to live in Michigan. Then, we acquired a governor who had the economic sense of a houseplant. Accordingly, Michigan fell into disrepair and despite serious potential for growth, became the last possible state anyone would want to work in, including whatever was left of Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. Jen ran the state’s economy into the ground for two terms before being limited, and promptly took her place on Barack Obama’s economic advisory team, which should have been a clue as to how America was going to ride out the international debt crisis.
I digress. In short, Jennifer Granholm was such a colossal f***up as governor of Michigan that it took a dude with a penchant for soft fascism to bring the state back to any semblance of order. Jen, for her part, has spent the last year or so trying to revitalize her image, getting creepy facial moles removed, scrapping that clip of her on The Dating Game off YouTube, pretending to be an expert on the economy, and exhibiting signs of selective amnesia about her time in power.
Robin Leach on Obama’s Attack on America
I’m sure a great many of our Catholic clergy were not thrilled with Obama back in 2008, but too few of them spoke out.
Thanks to Obama’s War on Religion, those days are over…
Via Washington Examiner:
In a homily delivered Saturday, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois challenged President Obama’s HHS mandate, suggesting that the president was following the same path as Hitler and Stalin.
“Hitler and Stalin, at their better moments, would just barely tolerate some churches remaining open, but would not tolerate any competition with the state in education, social services, and health care,” Jenky said. “In clear violation of our First Amendment rights, Barack Obama – with his radical, pro abortion and extreme secularist agenda, now seems intent on following a similar path.” Jenky added.
The IOC has coined London the first Social Media Olympics, which meas The Athletes’ Hub, a one-stop shop for following your favorite athletes is up and running, with just 100 days until the Games begin. Each athlete’s page includes links to their official Facebook and Twitter accounts, latest updates, and their Olympic history. More than 1,000 Olympians have already joined the Hub.
Though it was her only egg to survive and hatch, this baby Kea parrot is so ugly even its mother couldn’t love it. Nelson, taken in by Bergzoo in Germany, is currently being cared for in an incubator, and staff are holding out hope that he’ll turn into a swan.
This man has a SPINE!
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Congressman Allen West on Tuesday refused to back away from earlier remarks to constituents in Florida that dozens of Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives were communists.
The freshman Republican who is backed by conservative Tea Party activists was asked at a forum whether he had second thoughts about calling the 78 members of the House Progressive Caucus communists.
“I don’t regret it whatsoever,” said West, who is facing a tough race for re-election in November.
“There is a very thin line between communism, progressivism, Marxism, Socialism … it’s about nationalizing production, it’s about creating and expanding the welfare state. It’s about this idea of social and economic justice,” said the retired military officer.
West first talked about Progressive Caucus Democrats being communists in response to a constituent’s question last week at a town hall meeting in his Florida district.
Really you dumbass? National security? hahahahaha….
(WASHINGTON, D.C. April 17, 2012) — Assistant Majority Leader and Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today chaired a hearing on racial profiling in America – the first hearing on the issue in over a decade. The hearing explored immigration enforcement that subjects Hispanic Americans to heightened scrutiny, discriminatory law enforcement against African Americans, and anti-terrorism efforts that target American Muslims. The hearing also examined the ways in which racial profiling harms law enforcement.
“African Americans continue to face racial profiling on the streets and sidewalks of American cities. Since 9-11, Arab-Americans, American Muslims, and South-Asian Americans have faced national origin and religious profiling. And a recent spate of federal, state, and local measures has subjected Hispanic Americans to an increase in racial profiling under the guise of combating illegal immigration.” Durbin said. “Racial profiling undermines the rule of law and strikes at the core of our nation’s commitment to equal protection for all.”
Following the hearing, Durbin, Rep. John Conyers and 64 other Members of Congress sent Attorney General Eric Holder a letter, calling on him to close loopholes in the Justice Department’s racial profiling guidance. In the letter, Durbin and the other members ask the Attorney General to make clear that profiling on the basis of national origin and religion are prohibited in the guidance on racial profiling and to also extend that prohibition to include national security and border security investigations – not simply traditional law enforcement activities. A copy of the letter is attached.
Two panels of witnesses testified at today’s hearing. The first panel consisted of Members of Congress, including, Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD); Rep. John Conyers (D-MI); Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL); Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN); Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA); and Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL).
Who said Boards of Directors are Just Window Dressing?
In a front-page story in today’s Wall Street Journal we learned that Mark Zuckerberg the founder and CEO of Facebook never consulted with his board of directors before negotiating a $1 billion deal to acquire Instagram. Normally a board of directors is comprised of individuals with disparate skill sets who advise and consult with the CEO on corporate issues including strategy. A visitor to my class on restructuring at Northeastern University, a former bankruptcy judge, remarked once that in his opinion most bankruptcies are caused by CEOs who ignore their board of directors. Obviously no one would suspect that Facebook is a likely bankruptcy candidate; but that does not mean that Mr. Zuckerberg was right and what he did.
I suspect that his behavior was an unintended consequence of previous success. The above-mentioned bankruptcy judge explained that successful CEOs had to fight naysayers on their way to success. He felt that this caused many of them to assume a me against them mentality – even when they’re all on the same team such as the Board of Directors. I don’t think Mr. Zuckerberg had too long or too arduous a battle on his way to Facebook success. In fact, I suspect his unintended consequence derives from arrogance caused by rapid and unprecedented success.
This unintended consequence is not going to bankrupt Facebook. After the company goes public however, public shareholders may object to his handing out 1% of their company for an acquisition of a firm with no revenues and no profits. After all, Instagram was not the only photo sharing and photo manipulating app out there.
Harlan Platt’s blog is harlanplatt.com. His new book is Unintended Consequences: How to Improve our Government, our Businesses, and our Lives.
And you know that this asshole preacher shit is not going to repay that! Someone in our government really should take this man to court!
MSNBC’s Al Sharpton is reeling in debt and back taxes.
The liberal provocateur owes nearly $1 million to creditors and the federal government as a result of his failed bid for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination.
His campaign’s unpaid bills exceed $888,000, according to federal filings.
It is unclear why Sharpton has not paid his creditors. He does not lack for income.
Sharpton has his own primetime talk show on liberal network MSNBC, a platform he used to drive the Trayvon Martin shooting story that rocked the nation and led to the arrest of Democratic neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman.
In August 2011, Sharpton took over the 6 p.m. slot from Keith Olbermann, who earned more than $4 million per year working in the same slot at the network. Sharpton also drew a $240,000 salary from his nonprofit group, National Action Network, in 2011 even as the group racked up nearly $1 million in unpaid federal payroll taxes, interest, and penalties.
Well, these liberal assholes are giving the president a pass somehow for him eating a dog, but still after Romney for transporting a dog. See, liberal assholes like these people should be sent to a real socialist country, North Korea comes to mind.
I woke up early this morning to my phone ringing. It was a reporter, wanting to know the reaction of Dogs Against Romney to “new information” brought up by Romney campaign operatives. I asked her to read it to me. It seems they dug up some info from President Obama’s book in which he wrote that he once was fed dog meat, as a young child, while in Indonesia with his family.
“How old was he?” I asked her. “I don’t know,” she said, “maybe 10.”
“I think dog meat is fairly common, culturally, in Indonesia, isn’t it?” I asked. She said she wasn’t sure.
Still a little groggy from being awakened, I found it easy to come my conclusion: “I think it sounds pretty desperate on the part of the Romney campaign to bring this up as if it compares in an way to what Romney did.”
“Elaborate,” she requested.
“Well,” I said, “it seems desperate for the Romney campaign to bring up something that happened to Obama when he was 10-years old, not preparing his own meals, in a country where eating dog meat probably isn’t all that unusual – as if it compares in any way to Romney, as a 36-year old adult, in America, making the conscious decision to strap his family pet to the roof of a car for a 12-hour drive, and leaving it up there even after it got sick.”
“Why do you think they brought it up, then?” She asked.
“I think they are desperate to divert attention from what Romney did.” I answered.
Coming up will be the “apologize to the islamics” tour for Obama and his regime!
(Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta apologized on Wednesday for photographs that appeared in an American newspaper of U.S. soldiers posing with the maimed bodies of dead Afghan insurgents.
“I know war is ugly … I know young people sometimes caught up in the moment … make some very foolish decisions,” Panetta told a news conference during a meeting of NATO allies in Brussels. “I am not excusing that.” He added: “My apology is on behalf of the Department of Defense and the U.S. government.”
Wasserman Schultz: Scandals won’t affect Obama The leftist bitch speaks shit again.
Obama Admin Calls for ‘Six Words for the Planet’ More waste of our taxpayer dollars!
Obama’s Fraudulent Investment
President Barack Obama last week visited Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. — a small city of 15 golf courses — so he could preach to some of his humble campaign contributors his vision of American frugality.
“So if all of you are willing to invest in the future the same way that our parents and our grandparents and our great-grandparents invested in the future, I’m confident America’s best days are still ahead,” Obama said. “But we’re going to have to work for it. We’re going to have to earn it. And that’s what this election will be all about.”
Assuming the words Obama used here had their normal meaning, the president was making a stirring appeal to the traditional American values of individualism, diligence and self-reliance.
After all, Americans who are adults today and who had great-grandparents who lived in this country may have had great-grandparents who were pioneers.
Indeed, many Americans alive today had great-grandparents who lived much of their lives after ratification of the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery, but before ratification of the 16th Amendment, which authorized the income tax.
These Americans were born and raised, and raised their own children, in a nation that paid benefits to Civil War veterans but had no federal welfare programs. In the America they knew, the Supreme Court had never declared that the Commerce Clause authorized the federal government to tell a farmer what he could or could not grow on his own land.
When these Americans “invested,” even government officials still understood that word to carry the first meaning ascribed to it in Merriam-Webster’s dictionary: “to commit (money) in order to earn a financial return.”
Before our great-grandparents invested, they earned and they saved — and what they earned and saved was protected by a Bill of Rights that says, “Nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”
That generation often invested their hard-earned savings in things they believed would build wealth for their children and their grandchildren. They bought land, so their children could be farmers. They built enterprises, so their children could run independent businesses. They sent their children to college — with their own money — so their children could be doctors and lawyers and teachers and engineers.
They invested in their country not by paying exorbitant taxes to a central government, but by making sure their children learned — first and foremost in their own homes — the great history and traditions of our civilization and our nation. They passed along, by personal example, the virtues needed to sustain civilization from one generation to the next.
Read more HERE.