Middle Finger News Sevice – President Barack Obama has received a late Academy Award nomination for “Best performance by an Actor in a Leading Role” for his work in The State Of The Union. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced the late addition to the list of nominations early last night at a dinner for the nominees.
Letter to Twitter Executive Chairman Jack Dorsey urging him not to cooperate with censors and Twitter isn’t censoring you. Your government is. – Reporters without Borders urges Twitter not to go forward with its plans to censor tweets on a country-by-country basis. And Why Twitter’s new policy is helpful for free-speech advocates
Copyright Industry Calls For Broad Search Engine Censorship – The entertainment industry wants Google, Bing and others to de-list or deprecate sites engaged in file-sharing.
(I like this man! More restaurants should do this)
CNN’s GOP presidential debate in Florida revolves around trash talk and tacky questions from Wolf Blitzer.
Early in Thursday’s Republican presidential debate, CNN moderator Wolf Blitzer caught Mitt Romney flatfooted on one of his anti-Gingrich ads. The ad accuses Newt of calling Spanish a “language of the ghetto.” What, Blitzer asked Romney, did you mean by that? “I haven’t seen the ad, so I’m sorry, I don’t get to see all the TV ads,” replied Romney. “I doubt that’s my ad.”
But it is his ad. “We did double check, just now, Governor, that ad that we talked about,” said Blitzer. “We double checked. It was one of your ads. It is running here in Florida on the radio, and at the end you say ‘I’m Mitt Romney and I approved this ad.’”
The exchange captured what Romney has tried to avoid — the image of a remote plutocrat working so hard to buy an election he isn’t even aware of his own ads.
Establishment pundits will no doubt ooh and ah over Romney’s generally confident performance — CNN informed viewers that he now enjoys the services of a new “debate coach” — but rank-and-file conservatives should find the prospect of a rising Romney deeply depressing. How is it possible that two years after the Tea Party propelled the GOP back to congressional power Republicans are contemplating a former Paul Tsongas voter as the head of their party?
Gingrich spent too much of the debate responding to attacks rather than making them. He should have used every question as an occasion to remind voters of Romney’s liberalism. The best licks on Romney as a liberal ended up coming from Rick Santorum. Training less fire on Gingrich at this debate than at previous ones, Santorum turned his attention to Romney with a sustained broadside against Romneycare. How, Santorum asked, will the GOP be able to argue against the Obamacare mandate with a nominee who hatched the idea? Romney said in reply: “It is not worth getting angry about.” Yes, it is.
The Republican establishment has been working overtime to hoodwink GOP voters into overlooking the ideological differences between Romney and Newt, trotting out Big Tenters with zero expertise on conservatism to claim that Newt is not “conservative.” Against an immutable standard of conservatism, he is not, but next to Romney he looks like Edmund Burke.
The establishment never fails to choose the more liberal of two leading candidates. The boys from the yacht club have once again decided to lose with a semi-reformed RINO.
Read the article here.
Hey, the liberal press and all those idiots on the left has spun this governor into a racist bitch! Get real people on the left! Geesh….
Two AT writers attended yesterday’s hearing in Georgia over President Obama’s eligibility for the presidential ballot. Cindy Simpson writes:
President Obama has a habit of turning his back and walking away from those with whom he disagrees, as recently discovered by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer. Professor John Lott, in an interview with Teri O’Brien, recalled similar experiences with Obama while at the University of Chicago.
Ms. O’Brien commented to Professor Lott: “Gods don’t debate. They just issue decrees.”
And apparently they also tend to place themselves above the law.
On January 26, I was in Atlanta to observe the hearings on the challenges to Obama’s eligibility to appear on Georgia’s 2012 ballot. In two previous American Thinker blog posts, “The Birthers Went Down to Georgia” and “Georgia on Obama’s Mind,” I described the content and history of the cases.
The courtroom was crowded to maximum capacity; however, the table for the defense was notably vacant. The defendant, Obama himself, was also not in attendance, even though the judge last week refused to quash the subpoena requesting his presence. Judge Michael Malihi, in his denial, stated:
…Defendant fails to provide any legal authority to support his motion to quash the subpoena to attend. Defendant’s motion suggests that no President should be compelled to attend a Court hearing. This may be correct. But Defendant has failed to enlighten the Court with any legal authority…evidencing why his attendance is “unreasonable or oppressive, or that the testimony… [is] irrelevant, immaterial, or cumulative and unnecessary…”
Obama’s attorney, Michael Jablonski, had warned of his absence in a defiant and last-minute move on the afternoon of January 25, via a letter he sent to Georgia’s Secretary of State Brian Kemp. He requested that Kemp “bring an end to this baseless, costly and unproductive hearing by withdrawing the original hearing request as improvidently issued.” Jablonski’s letter concluded: “We await your taking the requested action, and as we do so, we will, of course, suspend further participation in these proceedings, including the hearing scheduled for January 26.”
A few hours later, the blogosphere lit up with the news that Secretary Kemp had responded with a letter stating that the hearings would continue on the 26th as scheduled, and concluded with the warning: “…if you and your client choose to suspend your participation in the OSAH proceedings, please understand that you do so at your own peril.”
And the hearings did proceed, although approximately 20 minutes late, after Judge Malihi requested a pre-hearing conference with all of the attorneys in his chambers.
Regardless of the outcome in Georgia, it appears that Obama has openly shown his disregard for the laws of that state.
Read it all here.
By Tim Graham | Newsbusters
On the “Grapevine” section of Friday night’s Special Report, Fox News anchor Bret Baier reported the MRC’s findings on how the networks covered this year’s “March for Life” — or, to be more precise, how they skipped it. Once again, ABC, CBS, and NBC aired nothing on the thousands and thousands of pro-life protesters marching to the Supreme Court on the 39th anniversary of the high court legalizing abortion.
“If you were listening to the Big Three broadcast networks, you wouldn’t have heard a peep about the event,” said Baier. “You would have been in the dark, too, if you were reading the print version of The New York Times. Not one word.”
Ouch! Even I have sense not to hit the beach to show off my body like these people!
Go HERE to see the entire list (yes, pictures, so be aware).
And this concludes for today my PSA (Public Service Announcement).
‘US won’t allow disruption in Hormuz’
Fifth Fleet says will not allow any disturbance of maritime traffic in Strait of Hormuz, as Iran threatens to stop ships trying to sail through strategic oil route.
The US Fifth Fleet said on Wednesday that it will not allow any disruption of traffic in the Strait of Hormuz, after Iran threatened to stop ships moving through the strategic oil route.
“The free flow of goods and services through the Strait of Hormuz is vital to regional and global prosperity,” a spokesperson for the Bahrain-based fleet said in a written response to queries from Reuters about the possibility of Iran trying to close the waterway.
“Anyone who threatens to disrupt freedom of navigation in an international strait is clearly outside the community of nations; any disruption will not be tolerated.” Asked whether it was taking specific measures in response to the threat to close the Strait, the fleet said it “maintains a robust presence in the region to deter or counter destabilizing activities”, without providing further detail. Iran’s navy chief warned earlier Wednesday that the Islamic Republic was ready and willing to close the strategic waterway if the West imposes news sanctions targeting Tehran’s oil exports over the country’s suspect nuclear program. Reuters and AP contributed to this report
(does this mean war with Iran? I see it happening at some point in 2012)
Wow. Now this brings back memories of when I was a kid and how we enjoyed dancing to this music.
By Emily Miller – The Washington Times
When the president of the United States signs a bill into law, it’s expected that he will abide by it. That’s not the case with President Obama, who has a sudden interest in novel legalistic interpretations getting him off the hook from laws he doesn’t like.
On Friday, the president signed the $1 trillion omnibus spending bill, which funds the government for the remaining nine months of the fiscal year. Afterward, he released a statement saying he won’t abide by the law because the Justice Department had advised that certain provisions are “subject to well-founded constitutional objections.”
House Speaker John A. Boehner’s spokesman Kevin Smith told The Washington Times, “This president used to condemn the type of signing statements he is now embracing to ignore the will of Congress and the American people.”
One of the presidential pet peeves is that Capitol Hill put the kibosh on his czars. Those high-level White House appointments aren’t confirmed by the Senate but are central to implementing Mr. Obama’s liberal agenda. Lawmakers specifically blocked funding for salaries and offices for four of his nine czars: health care (who coordinates Obamacare), automobile industry (“car czar”), urban affairs and climate change.
The president protested that defunding those positions “could prevent me from fulfilling my constitutional responsibilities, by denying me the assistance of senior advisers and by obstructing my supervision of executive branch officials.” Thus, he’s going to interpret the law as he sees fit.
Read the article here.
There really is no punishment hard enough for these idiots. Though I am sure the islamics could come up with a few.
A 26-year-old woman allegedly had sex with a seven-year-old girl to prove her love to her married boyfriend.
Margaret Ann O’Neill told police she performed oral sex on the girl to satisfy the ‘sexual appetite’ of her boyfriend Christopher Smith.
She said she had carried out the illegal act in an attempt to show Smith, 32, how much she loved him after he promised to leave his wife for her.
Margaret Ann O’Neill, 26, was arrested after she allegedly performed oral sex on a girl, 7, to please her married boyfriend
Police said Smith, of Kissimmee, Florida, had manipulated his mistress into carrying out the sex acts.
He was arrested on December 5th after another woman he was having an affair with called police when he asked her to have sex with the same abused seven year old.
Police seized his cell phone and found video footage of Smith having sex with the seven-year-old girl. They also found footage of O’Neill performing oral sex on the child.
Investigators revealed Smith’s wife told them she found a video of him abusing a child in February – but chose not to alert authorities because she ‘wanted to protect’ the child’s family.
In a bid to get further evidence against Smith they set up a sting operation and recorded him talking about abusing children.
Christopher Smith, 32, was arrested after another woman, who was neither Ms O’Neill nor his wife, called police to say he had asked her to perform a similar act on the child. Videos on his cell phone backed up her claimsChristopher Smith, 32, was arrested after another woman, who was neither Ms O’Neill nor his wife, called police to say he had asked her to perform a similar act on the child. Videos on his cell phone backed up her claims
Details of Smith and O’Neill’s arrest have just been released by Orange County Sheriffs.
When O’Neill was questioned, she told police that she performed the acts so that Smith would leave his wife and be with her.
O’Neill said that Smith was a ‘manipulator’ and that she was ‘afraid of what he would do if she did not participate in the sexual activity,’ according to an arrest affidavit.
O’Neill was booked into the Orange County Jail on five counts of sexual battery on a child younger than 12 and three counts of criminal conspiracy to commit sexual battery.
Smith has been charged with 24 counts of sexual battery on a child younger than 12, lewd or lascivious molestation and conspiracy to commit sexual battery.
“We are on strike, we the men of the mind. We are on strike against self-immolation. We are on strike against the creed of unearned rewards and unrewarded duties.”-John Galt
(hear that: Obama, liberals, OWS, other dirtbag welfare people, those who expect our government to give them what they want)
JOS, Nigeria (AFP) — Gunmen have shot dead a three-year-old girl and her parents near the volatile central Nigerian city of Jos, a government spokesman and residents said Wednesday.
The killing in the Christian-dominated village comes amid growing fears of civil unrest in the country following a deadly string of Christmas attacks claimed by Islamist group Boko Haram.
“Three people — a man, his wife and daughter — have been confirmed killed in that (Uwuk) village. They were attacked in the night while they were asleep,” Plateau state spokesman Ayuba Paro told AFP.
Paro quoted the villagers as saying that attackers who struck late Tuesday were suspected to be Fulani tribesmen, a mostly Muslim group which has been blamed for previous raids on the village.
(but we are told by Obama, liberals and other ragheads that islam is the religion of peace! screw that shit! it is time for tit for tat! we have these, we can use them on the islamic nations in a heartbeat. problem solved!….
Can you spell islamic paranoia?
(Ynet) — Saudi authorities are investigating how Israeli pencils reached one of the kingdom’s biggest retail chains. The Kravitz chain, which markets the pencils in Israel.
The Kravitz chain, which markets the pencils in Israel, was surprised to hear about the affair stirring up the Gulf kingdom.
It turns out that Abu Rialin, a Saudi chain which offers all of its items for two riyals, is selling one of Kravitz’s most popular products – a set of 12 pencils with an eraser.
The pencils are sold with the Kravitz logo in Hebrew and without any attempt to conceal the fact that they are made in Israel.
Kravitz learned about the incident following a report published by Saudi website Jaza.
Top 25 Celebrity Liberal Hypocritical Occupy Wall Street Backers Have Combined Net Worth Over $4 Billion…
I obviously am not on the DNC, the Obama, the White House, email list so I am not bombarded like all you democrats are with begging emails all asking for $3. I find the entire begging emails going out from Obama, Michelle, Biden, democrat flavor of the day, celebrity asshole of the day, and so forth just a bit stupid.
Obama Takes Time Away From His Busy Day Vacationing In Hawaii To Beg For $3 To Have Dinner With Him And The Queen…
From: Barack Obama
Subject: Michelle and I are hosting
Date: December 28, 2011 12:48:35 PM EST
It’s not all that often that Michelle and I get to host a casual meal with friends.
That’s one of the reasons we’re both excited about the upcoming dinner with three supporters and your guests.
It’s the first one we’ve ever done like this together, and we’d love to have you and whoever you choose to join us.
Chip in $3 or whatever you can today — and you’ll automatically be entered to be one of our dinner guests.
I enjoy these dinners not just because they’re a way to connect with supporters across the country.
They also say a lot about what kind of campaign we’re running.
We don’t take a dime from D.C. lobbyists or special-interest PACs — never have and never will. Instead, we believe in the kind of politics that gives everyone a seat at the table — so we’re literally offering these seats at dinner to folks who are willing to step forward and be a part of it.
There are just a few days left to add your name for a chance to be one of our guests at the next dinner, and help build this campaign before 2012 finally arrives.
Make a donation of $3 or whatever you can today — and automatically enter to be there:
CNBC’s Boldest Predictions for 2012 You have to read this.
Occupiers Plan To Disrupt Iowa GOP Caucuses Well, there is going to be the caucus just down the street from us. Yes, we are famous here to actually have one of the republican iowa caucuses in our town. And if the dirtbags show up here? I am sure there are enough of us to slap the shit out them and run them back to Des Moines covered in cow dung.
Oh oh! Tweeting certain words can get you on the DHS watch list! Wonder if I made that list yet?
(Daily Mail) — The Department of Homeland Security makes fake Twitter and Facebook profiles for the specific purpose of scanning the networks for ‘sensitive’ words – and tracking people who use them.
Simply using a word or phrase from the DHS’s ‘watch’ list could mean that spies from the government read your posts, investigate your account, and attempt to identify you from it, acccording to an online privacy group.
The words which attract attention range from ones seemingly related to diseases or bioweapons such as ‘human to animal’ and ‘outbreak’ to other, more obscure words such as ‘drill’ and ‘strain’.
The DHS also watches for words such as ‘illegal immigrant’.
The DHS outlined plans to scans blogs, Twitter and Facebook for words such as ‘illegal immigrant’, ‘outbreak’, ‘drill’, ‘strain’, ‘virus’, ‘recovery’, ‘deaths’, ‘collapse’, ‘human to animal’ and ‘trojan’, according to an ‘impact asssessment’ document filed by the agency.