Here is a never before-released video of the WTC attacks. This has to be the clearest and most detailed video surrounding the terrorist attack on the towers. The video is graphic in depicting the collapse of the first tower. Investigate 9/11 www.universalseed.org www.patriotsquestion911.com www.loosechange911.comNo matter what they tell you, never forget.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
In the last few days the cable newsers (and websites that, ahem, cover cable newsers) have been rather obsessive in their coverage of the “Burn a Koran Day” spectacle planned by Florida Minister Terry Jones. But upon closer examination, not all cable news channels were treated equal, or more accurately, treated it equally. There was one that paid it little attention from the beginning: Fox News.
Now that the media circus has come full circle and Rev. Jones appears to have canceled plans to burn the Koran (or not), many are wondering just how complicit the media has been in elevating a fringe character to the global spotlight. Already the White House has weighed in, pointing out that there is more press covering Rev. Jones’ statements than there are parishioners in his church.
Today, ABC’s Jake Tapper asked President Obama if his administration also played a part in giving too much attention to Rev. Jones (particularly since Defense Secretary Robert Gates reportedly made a personal phone call asking Jones to cease and desist.) Mr. Obama made clear in his response that he held the safety of the U.S. troops stationed in Muslim countries as far more important than worrying about “elevating a fringe character” as Tapper described the situation.
Friday, September 10, 2010
President Barack Obama told voters repeatedly during the healthcare debate that the overhaul legislation would bring down fast-rising healthcare costs and save them money. Now, he's hemming and hawing on that.
So far, the law he signed earlier this year hasn't had the desired effect. An analysis from Medicare's Office of the Actuary this week said that the nation's healthcare tab will go up — not down — through 2019 as a result of Obama's sweeping law, though the increase is modest.
Obama offered some caveats when asked in his news conference Friday about the apparent discrepancy between what he promised and what's actually happening so far. On several other topics, too, his rhetoric fell short of a full accounting.
A look at some of the claims at his news conference and how they compare with the facts:
OBAMA: Said he never expected to extend insurance coverage to an additional 31 million people "for free." He added that "we've made huge progress" if medical inflation could be brought down to the level of overall inflation, or somewhere slightly above that.
THE FACTS: Those claims may be supported in the fine print of the plan he pitched to Congress and a skeptical public months ago. But they were rarely heard back then. "My proposal would bring down the cost of healthcare for millions — families, businesses and the federal government," he declared in March.
Two former Planned Parenthood employees-turned-whistleblowers have made stunning allegations regarding the abortion provider's accounting practices. In a case now pending in federal court P. Victor Gonzalez alleges that he saw millions in fraudulent overbilling to state and federal governments when he worked as Chief Financial Officer for Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles.
Gonzalez alleges that after he reported the problems internally he was fired. While Gonzalez was still working for PPLA the state of California launched audits of various Planned Parenthood affiliates, and uncovered more than $5.2 million in overbilling at a single affiliate based in San Diego. Gonzalez claims that Planned Parenthood lobbyists intervened to stop other audits that were still pending statewide.
In his court filings, Gonzalez has outlined several transactions he alleges show illegal activity. For example, in one year Gonzalez says PPLA paid $225,695.65 for Ortho Tri-Cyclen birth control pills, yet billed the government $918,084 - for a profit of $692,388.35.
Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California (PPAC) says billing guidelines were unclear, and that nothing illegal or improper happened. According to PPAC, "The allegations in the lawsuit are false and were addressed by the State of California long ago." PPAC adds, "the California State Legislature passed a law in 2004 making it clear that the billing practices at issue in the case are completely permissible."
Funding for public education amid budget cuts and a tight economy is creating a political pressure cooker in New Jersey, as Gov. Chris Christie (R) and the New Jersey Education Association butt heads over education spending.
In this must-watch video, the plain spoken Christie stands his ground when a local teacher complains about the governor’s budget decisions. Christie says teachers’ jobs could have been spared if the state’s teachers unions would have come to the table and made some small sacrifices.
Thursday, September 09, 2010
A federal judge in California has found that the government’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy violates the First and Fifth Amendment rights of gay and lesbian military members and issued an injunction halting enforcement of the law.Your turn Barry.
The case, brought by the gay Log Cabin Republicans, puts the Obama administration again in the position of potentially taking an appeal to the liberal U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit defending a law that is opposed by its powerful (and increasingly skeptical) lesbian and gay base.
U.S. District Court Judge Virginia A. Phillips said the policy banning homosexual conduct did nothing to help with military readiness and that the law actually had a “direct and deleterious effect’’ on the military. The judge is prepared to halt enforcement of the law, but the Obama administration will have a week to challenge that injunction once the Log Cabin Republicans submit their proposed language.
“As an American, a veteran and an Army reserve officer, I am proud the court ruled that the arcane Don’t Ask Don’t Tell statute violates the Constitution,” R. Clarke Cooper, executive director of the Log Cabin Republican group said after the ruling. “Today, the ruling is not just a win for Log Cabin Republican servicemembers, but all American servicemembers.”
While the Obama administration has said that it wants to end DADT, it has continued to defend the rule in court because of the traditional function of the Justice Department to defend existing laws approved by Congress. In May, the House passed legislation to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell” if a Pentagon study determines the military can adapt to the changes. There has not been a vote in the Senate.
But with Democratic-controlled Congress now in jeopardy, the administration faces the prospect of not being able to overturn DADT in Congress and therefore court challenges may be the best way to eliminate the law that has become the centerpiece of the gay and lesbian political community’s agenda. The failure to repeal DADT is at the top of many grievances LGBT activists have with the administration.
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Vice President Joe Biden spoke with Stephen Colbert Wednesday night and took the opportunity to directly commend former President George W. Bush for his part in helping to usher in the end of combat operations in Iraq.It's about time they acknowledged and thanked the man who gave Iraq democracy.
"Mr. President, thank you," Biden said of Bush during his interview in a "Colbert Report" "Been There Won That" special. "You've honored these guys, you've honored these women, you've honored these troops. And I've known you your entire eight years as president. I've never known a time when you didn't CARE about happened. We disagreed on policy. But you deserve a lot of credit, Mr. President."
Actor Kelsey Grammer has become an investor and face of a new entertainment network designed to appeal to conservative values, according to The Associated Press.He forgot to mention CBS, MTV, BET and all the host of other liberal networks bringing liberal terrorism to Americans everywhere. Needless to say this is sorely needed.
"We're not out to vilify or accuse or identify anybody as an enemy," Grammer told the wire service. "We're out there to encourage people to open their minds and take a look at some things that we as a group of people believe is the right direction for the country.”
RightNetwork, which officially launched Wednesday, is trying to establish itself based off a video-on-demand service, internet, and mobile phone services - skipping over the traditional television medium.
Some of the programming includes a show called Running, which follows Tea Party-backed candidates running for public office. There is also Right2Laugh, which will include stand up comedians like Evan Sayet and Kivi Rogers, and Poltics and Poker, where card players talk politics during card gameplay.
"If you have NBC, ABC, you have entire networks flooded with a very particular point of view," Grammer said. "They won't admit it, but it's clearly the way it is. There's plenty of room for us."
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
In an honor that could be misinterpreted as a slap in the face, a Los Angeles school district has named a new academy after Al Gore -- the only problem is the school was built on toxic soil.
The Los Angeles Times reports that crews worked up to the Labor Day weekend to try to clean up the Carson-Goreof Environmental Sciences in the run-up to its Sept. 13 opening.
The $75.5 million facility was named after Gore, who has made bringing awareness to climate change a personal cause since leaving office, and environmental author Rachel Carson. The former vice president was never informed the school would bear his name.
According to the Times, the soil underneath the building used to hold more than a dozen storage tanks. An environmental coalition complained that the school was an "affront" to its namesakes.
When the Rev. Jesse Jackson led a rally for "green jobs" in Detroit, he arrived in the Motor City in a massive Cadillac SUV. But his exit from the Motor City was a lot more environmentally friendly -- thanks to some car thieves.
The robbers stole the civil rights activist's rented 2009 Escalade SUV on Monday. He was in Detroit for Saturday's Jobs, Justice and Peace Rally in downtown Detroit.
"We were traveling for Jobs, Justice and Peace and we came [outside the hotel] next morning and it was gone," Jackson told AOL News today in a phone interview. "It was obvious that it was stolen."
Police found the car later that day, stripped of its wheels but otherwise intact, WXYZ reported.
Jackson, who led the march along with United Auto Workers President Bob King, said there was nothing contradictory about renting an SUV and promoting green jobs.
"We were promoting a car manufacturer and representing the American worker, whatever car they chose," Jackson said. "My wife has a Smart Car, but for the purposes that we were traveling, the car was -- it fit the bill."
One Detroit columnist disagreed. "Add Jesse to the Al Gore-Tom Friedman-Barack ObamaDetroit News columnist Henry Payne wrote. "While preaching to Americans that they need to cram their families into hybrid Priuses to go shopping for compact fluorescent light bulbs to save the planet, they themselves continue to live large." School of Environmental Hypocrisy,"
Texas Democratic Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (CD-30) answered questions on Anderson Cooper's AC360 Thursday night regarding the thousands of dollars in Congressional Black Caucus scholarships she had awarded to her relatives. Giving the scholarships to her relatives violated both the anti-nepotism rule and the rule stating that the recipients of the scholarships must live in a district of a Congressional Black Caucus member, which none of the relatives awarded scholarships did.Clearly this is Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck and the Tea Party's fault.
Rep E. B. Johnson repeatedly claims, "I haven't seen those rules." But how could she have been the chair of the foundation in 2002 and not seen the rules? Another excuse that has become popular for her to use is: had there been more "very worthy applicants in my district" then "I probably wouldn’t have given it" to the relatives. Yet, there are "very worthy" students in her district that applied for the scholarship and were rejected that are starting to speak out.
What a concept. The New Jersey Governor offered that and other bits of advice to the President over the weekend:
In other news, Christie is busy lining up an endorsement tour. Thoughts on his more moderated approach here (take note that he stopped short of condemning Obama's policies as vehemently as some high-profile Republicans)?
In other news, Christie is busy lining up an endorsement tour. Thoughts on his more moderated approach here (take note that he stopped short of condemning Obama's policies as vehemently as some high-profile Republicans)?
On 'Hardball With Chris Matthews (Weekdays, 5PM ET on MSNBC) Tuesday, Matthews played a speech Obama made as a candidate for president. After hearing Obama's words, Matthews revisited a quote he famously made during the 2008 campaign, one that's often used as evidence that the media was in the bag for Obama during that election.Anyone want to keep pretending that MSNBC isn't just an arm of the Left anymore?
"I get the same thrill -- up my leg, all over me, every time I hear those words," Matthews gushed. "I'm sorry, ladies and gentleman, that's me."
Then, later in the segment, guest Jim Kessler made the mistake of referring to Matthews' famous thrill as a "tingle."
"It wasn't a tingle up my leg, that's what right-wing fascists say," Matthews said, sternly rebuking Kessler. "I got a thrill up my leg. You're reading the right-wing blogs."
The more you know.
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
So here we are a year later and Kanye West is still apologizing to Taylor Swift for pulling that stunt at the MTV VMA Awards in which interrupted her thank you speech. Reports say that West is so sorry (again) for stealing Swift's shine that he's even gone so far as to write her an apology song out of "honor", plus word has it that West and Swift may make a special appearance together at this year's VMA awards. Good grief, talk about having an OJ moment. No really. I mean, one can't help but wonder what would've happened if the circumstances were a little different and West had interrupted someone other than a young, white pretty blonde girl? Sure you could say that West might've known better than to interrupt a black woman up there receiving her first major MTV award, but surely if he had interrupted say Melanie Fiona instead of Taylor Swift, the outcry afterwards wouldn't have been the same. Anyway, now that West has apologized to Taylor again and again and again, will the lily-white, MTV-Left, who've ostracized Kanye from their community for almost a year now, accept him back in their good graces and let him go back to being the musical genius/sometime prick who occasionally makes brilliant observations about certain politicians on the Right (the kind that makes white liberals wet) again? Of course they will, it took him awhile but Kanye knows his place.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Sunday called President Barack Obama "tone deaf" to the voices of the American people, slamming the president for putting forth the "most liberal agenda of modern times."
"The only way the president could possibly survive is [by coming] back to the middle," Graham said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "He's tone deaf — putting [Khalid Sheikh Mohammed] on trial in New York City ... interjecting himself in the mosque debate, made no sense."
"He's tone deaf on terrorism issues and he's certainly tone deaf on the economy."
Graham accused Obama of running as a centrist but governing "from the left," acquiescing to the politics and agenda of the House. The senator added that if the elections "were held tomorrow," the GOP would make substantial gains.
Over at stopnetregulation.org, Seton Motley reports that if the Democrats can't ban books, they'll try to ban book promotion. Democrats are furious that the conservative Threshhold imprint of Simon & Schuster (a corporate cousin of CBS) published a book by three House Republicans titled "Young Guns," and included a promotional video:That was too much free speech for the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), which lawyered up and sent the publishing house an ominous letter intimating it may be in violation of several campaign finance laws - claiming the video was an in-kind contribution to Republicans. This despite the fact that...Corporations are permitted to make independent expenditures with no coordination with candidates...Or the simple possibility that Simon & Schuster has printed tens of thousands of copies and would now like to, you know, sell them.
Monday, September 06, 2010
Fareed Zakaria warns in Newsweek that Al-Qaeda was significantly more incompetent that Americans believed in the aftermath of 9/11, and the result is a “national-security state” that threatens civil liberties. Any other time of year, comments like this would be controversial at best, especially from the mild-mannered Zakaria. So close to the anniversary of the most painful event in recent American history, it borders on the callous.
In one of his final columns in Newsweek (Zakaria will be soon moving to Time), Zakaria questions whether the American government should have increased spending in national security after 9/11, since “Al Qaeda is simply not that deadly a threat.” He notes that the US spends “more than the rest of the world spends put together” and that the Department of Homeland Security and it’s satellite organizations “produce 50,000 reports a year—136 a day!—which of course means few ever get read.” Imagine that– the United States spends more money on national security than other countries; given the open-endedness of his point, this means we should probably be shocked that the US is spending more money on national security than, say, Switzerland or Vanuatu.
He then tries to soften the edges around his argument by pointing out that, aside from that one time that they took down the World Trade Center and crashed a plane into the Pentagon, Al Qaeda is mostly a failure. “Today,” he writes, “Al Qaeda’s best hope is to find a troubled young man who has been radicalized over the Internet, and teach him to stuff his underwear with explosives.” He also highlights that he condemns Al Qaeda despite their incompetence (“I do not minimize Al Qaeda’s actions… I question its capabilities”) and rallies support from the texts of Founding Father– he quotes James Madison as saying, “of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded,” referring to the dangers of the War on Terror.
Nevada Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle just might be the Tea Party's biggest gamble yet. A staunch conservative with a history of making bold and sometimes controversial comments, Angle insists she's been taken out of context in her campaign to oust Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and told CNN in a rare interview, "I'll be a mainstream Senator."Guess someone in her camp finally advised on getting more out there and move to the center a little bit. Sharron Angle doesn't have to apologize for being a conservative, but she does need to realize that sticking with the far-Right is a no-win.
A grandmother of 10 children who secured the backing of Tea Party leaders on her way to winning the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate, Angle has been both praised and criticized for her views.
In past remarks during the campaign, Angle has said Social Security and Medicare should be phased out. She's also advocated the elimination of the Departments of Education and Energy, the EPA, and the IRS.
Angle established herself as an ardent conservative during her six-year tenure in the Nevada State Assembly. "Sharron Angle was the Tea Party before the Tea Party existed," Nevada political journalist Jon Ralston said of the Republican, adding she was a "far right" candidate.
While Angle's controversial stances have bolstered her standing with the Tea Party, they have provided fodder for Democrats, who perceive the 60-year-old Tea Party candidate a threat to one of Washington's most prominent Democrats.
A combative President Barack Obama rolled out a long-term jobs program Monday that will exceed $50 billion to rebuild roads, railways and runways, and coupled it with a blunt campaign-season assault on Republicans for causing Americans' hard economic times.The nerve of this guy. Everybody but Barry's idiot liberal base warned him about going full throttle on ObamaCare instead of making the economy his No. 1 priority, but he did listen? Of course not. No, he wanted to fill "liberal lion" Ted Kennedy's legacy (or 'change' it when you include Chappaquiddick). He thought his stimulus package was a sure thing (it wasn't, any wonder he's trying to get a 2nd one passed before November). He thought Americans would forever stay mesmerized by "hope and change" to the point that they'd forget the need to put food on their tables, yet that hasn't happened either. And now Barry's desperate, blaming everything on a political party that hasn't been in charge of either chamber of Congress in almost 4 years. Unbelievable.
GOP leaders instantly assailed Obama's proposal, and many Democrats will likely be reluctant to approve additional spending and higher federal deficits just weeks before elections that will determine control of Congress.
That left the plan with low odds of becoming law this year. Jim Manley, spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, cautioned, "If we are going to get anything done, Republican cooperation, which has been all but non-existent recently, will be necessary."
Administration officials said that even if the program somehow won quick congressional approval, it would not produce jobs until sometime next year. That means the proposal's only pre-election impact may whether voters interpret it as a serious effort by the White House to boost the economy and create jobs.
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Sunday, September 05, 2010
Conservative radio host Monica Crowley on Friday smacked down Newsweek's Eleanor Clift over racism in the Tea Party.
In the second segment of "The McLaughlin Group," the host addressed July's controversial resolution by the NAACP condemning so-called racist elements within the Tea Party.
Liberals Clift and Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune predictably supported the NAACP while bashing the conservative organization.
Crowley with the support of Pat Buchanan defended the Tea Party while calling the NAACP irrelevant.
With McLaughlin surprisingly taking Crowley and Buchanan's side, sparks flew in an oftentimes heated discussion (video follows with partial transcript and commentary):
On Today last week, NBC’s Richard Engel argued that, before the US invasion of Iraq, leader Saddam Hussein was on the road to “moderation,” and that his relationships with Eastern Europe, especially, were improving. Needless to say, on Thursday’s O’Reilly Factor, Laura Ingraham and Greg Gutfeld had a field day with the idea that Hussein was a moderate.
Ingraham opened the segment suggesting Engel thought “Saddam was on the verge of having his own reality show” before the Bush administration’s decision to invade. For Gutfeld, the logic behind Engel’s comments hinged upon what the meaning of “moderation” is. “What does he mean by ‘moderate’?” he asked. “Was he talking about his alcohol intake?… Or was he only going to gas half as many Kurds, or tell his sons that they could only rape women every other weekend?”
“He was clearly going green,” Ingraham mocked, and later blamed the commentary on NBC in general: “When NBC is involved, all bets are off.” Gutfeld didn’t understand exactly why Engel was talking about this anyway: “You’ve got a war that you won; enjoy it!” But Ingraham did see the point: “We’re supposed to be America on our knees begging for mercy all the time, you don’t understand that… get used to it.” “I am, believe me, I’m married,” he retorted.