Seriously? There is no way the House Republicans will vote for the treacherous and stupid McConnell plan from the Gang of Six. It’s financial suicide. If this gets passed or Obama signs an Executive Order via the 14th Amendment (Bill Clinton is now pushing this), we are toast. Cut, Cap and Balance damn it!
Update: Gang of six plan raises taxes by $3 trillion (Hat Tip: Brian B.)
Don’t. Pass. It.
Wow… We’re just swimming in Marxists aren’t we? Remember when Marxist/Socialist/Communist/Progressive was a dirty word? Those days don’t come back. Good times…
Recalling the civil rights movement, one man says he’s asking for equality – and is tired of being profiled because of his Muslim beliefs.
Jeff Siddiqui of Lynnwood took his message Sunday to the U.S.-Canadian border, where he and a handful of protesters delivered their message, yards away from the Peace Arch.
Siddiqui, who is with the group American Muslims of Puget Sound, organized what he calls a peaceful demonstration to send a message to passers-by.
“We don’t want a country where – to use Martin Luther King’s words – where we are judged by the color of our skin or our faith,” Siddiqui says.
He tells KOMO News he felt like he was targeted by a border official about a year ago when he tried to leave Canada and go through the checkpoint. Siddiqui describes what happened:
“After haranguing me for a while, and I told him to mind his manners, he said, ‘Well, do you have anything in your van you don’t want us to find?’ And I said, ‘What do mean?’ He said ‘Oh, like terrorists, guns, grenades under the seat.’”
Somewhere between 25 and 80 demonstrators were supposed to show up for Sunday’s border protest – including some fellow Muslims. But only about six actually showed up.
Siddiqui says he knows why they didn’t come.
“Muslims are terrified,” he says. “They don’t want to be targeted. They don’t want to be identified, they don’t want to be listed as trouble makers for future treatment, and they’re just terrified even though they’re citizens.”
It’s Fair and Balanced don’tcha know… Carolyne Heldman speaks on Bulls and Bears to give a ‘Commie’ view on economics. Listen to her blatant Marxist/Communist views here. They don’t even try and hide it anymore. Well done Fox – welcome to your new comrades.
This goes well with Fox News contributor Bob Beckel who is a Socialist… Beckel’s father was part of the Socialist Party.
Maybe Fox should form their own Marxist section for covering the news. You know, just drop the white and blue and go with red.
The Republican National Committee has asked the Justice Department to investigate what it calls a matter of “grave concern:” President Obama’s appearance in a campaign video filmed inside the White House.
“If President Obama recorded the video in the Map Room, then it appears he has committed a crime under federal law,” RNC chairman Reince Priebus wrote in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder.
The letter attempts to revive an issue Republicans first raised weeks ago but that has failed to gain much attention or traction. Many good government groups and independent legal experts have dismissed the claims.
Still, Priebus says Obama’s use of a “place of official government business” to solicit political contributions is against the law, and that all money collected in response to the video should be returned. He stopped short of calling for the appointment of a special counsel.
The Map Room has been “used for a myriad of official functions, including the administration of the oath of office” and the launch of the administration’s effort to reduce government waste, Priebus wrote in the letter. “As the facts of this case strongly suggest a crime was committed,” he said.
The Guardian reported:
4.58pm: The BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg thinks it’s a bandage on the young man’s face – Nick Robinson says it is shaving foam and the young man hit Rupert Murdoch with it.
4.57pm: The suspect looks like he has a substance like white paint on his face.
My colleague Jackie Ashley tells Twitter: “Wendi [Murdoch’s wife] can throw quite a punch.”
4.56pm: The BBC says the young man has been handcuffed. Sky showed the footage again – it seemed to be an attack from Rupert Murdoch’s left.
4.55pm: A young man in a checked shirt has been detained by police.
4.54pm: Someone has just tried to attack Rupert Murdoch. His wife Wendi seemed to slap the person.
By: Arlen Williams
This video, uploaded to YouTube Sunday, July 17 is self explanatory.
An initial excerpt from Matthew Boyle, Daily Caller, broke the news, Monday, July 18.
Conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe released the first installment in a new video investigation Monday morning, this one focused on Medicaid fraud. The first video in the series shows governmentemployees in Ohio assisting two men who have described themselves as Russian drug smugglers with applications for Medicaid.
In the video, the men explain to Ohio Medicaid workers that they are Russian immigrants who sell illegal drugs, drive a modified McLaren F1 sports car with a gold-coated engine, and use their underage sisters to perform sexual favors in exchange for drugs.
In response, Ohio employees tasked with disbursing federal Medicaid dollars are shown coaching the men through the process of applying for benefits. “If it’s not something registered here, maybe I just wouldn’t mention it,” a Franklin County Medicaid officer named Traci Daniels tells the men, when asked whether they should mention owning a vehicle that retails for nearly $1 million, as they apply for government aid designed to help poor people. “Not that I can say that. You didn’t hear that from me. But, that would right there, that would throw him off. He would be immediately not qualified.”
Daniels also tells the men to describe their occupation as babysitting, though she apparently believes they are drug dealers.
The two men also ask the Medicaid workers about whether the government health plan covers abortions for their underage sisters, who they say get pregnant often because they’re performing sexual favors for their clients. Daniels recommends they go to Planned Parenthood. One of the ersatz Russians then made a follow-up call to a woman named Jeanette, also in Franklin County, Ohio’s Medicaid Office. She also directed him to Planned Parenthood.
Another day at the office, in American bureaucracy.
By: Trevor Loudon
Disinformation is the trick of spreading plausible, but basically false or twisted stories, in order to confuse or misdirect an enemy or target audience.
The Soviet Union/Russia is the world leader in this black art.
The best way to identify disinformation is to track the original source of the report and look at who stands to gain by it.
Right now Moscow and her Islamic allies are trying to drive a deep wedge between the American public and Israel. The objective is to isolate Israel to the point that when an attack comes, no one will intervene on Israel’s behalf.
The “dirty conniving war-mongering Israelis” will have gotten what they deserved.
That even the JPost was probably sucked in, should be major cause for concern.
Israel will probably attack Iran in September, a former CIA officer who spent 21 years in the Middle East, including in Lebanon and Syria, has told a Los Angeles radio show.
While Robert Baer didn’t reveal the sources behind his prediction, he referred to former Mossad chief Meir Dagan’s warnings of an Israeli attack on Iran as “no bluff.”
Baer told the KPFK Radio on Tuesday recent comments made by Dagan that an Israeli attack on Iran could lead to a regional war, “tell us with near certainty that [Prime Minister Binyamin] Netanyahu is planning an attack, and in as much as I can guess when it’s going to be, it’s probably going to be in September, before a [UN General Assembly] vote on the Palestinian state.” Netanyahu is “also hoping to draw the United States into the conflict – and in fact, there’s a warning order inside the Pentagon to prepare for conflict with Iran,” Baer said.
The retired senior CIA officer predicted that Israel would attack the Natanz nuclear facility, as well as “a couple of others to degrade their capabilities.” “The Iranians will strike back where they can, and that will be in Basra and in Baghdad,” where the US has a reduced troop presence, Baer said. “We’ve started to look at Iran’s targets in Iraq and across the border,” he said. Baer, however, said a regional war was unlikely. “What we’re facing here is an escalation, not a planned all-out war,” he said.
There was no response from the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem.
This is probably an example of disinformation.
It is a plausible (unsourced ) story that puts Israel in a no-win situation. If Israel denies, it just adds credibility. If Israel ignores it, “well what have they got to hide?”
Look a the source, people. Look at who has to what to gain.
Don’t believe a damn thing you read, hear or view (including on this blog) until you carry out those two steps.
By: Trevor Loudon
Investigative “journalist” Wayne Madsen is one of the most prolific purveyors of anti-American “literature” currently operating in the US.
Madsen is one of the main promoters of the “Barack Obama is a CIA asset” theme. Madsen has promoted this theory in a number of articles and media interviews, though he has presented only the flimsiest of evidence to back up his claim.
Previously he has written anti-US books such as “Forbidden Truth – US-Taliban Secret Oil Diplomacy and the Failed Hunt for Osama bin Laden,” (which “exposes” US double dealing and covert activities re the Taliban and the war in Afghanistan) and “America’s Nightmare -the Presidency of George Bush II.”
Madsen is also a regular contributor to Kremlin propaganda channel Russia Today, described by former Soviet K.G.B. officer Konstantin Preobrazhensky, as “part of the Russian industry misinformation and manipulation created recently in the USA by Putin’s KGB. It is including the utilization of some American think-tanks and political scientists, their direct work up by Putin at annual meetings in Russia, putting Russian Americans under Kremlin’s control, etc. This industry aims at creating an inadequate, adorned image of Russia, provoking American to make wrong steps in their Russian politics.”
It should come as little surprise to learn that Wayne Madsen’s paternal grandmother Victoria Madsen, was a leading official of the Danish Communist Party during WWII. After the war, Victoria Madsen immigrated to the United States but was later deported for her activism.
Wayne Madsen’s father served on a Danish merchant vessel that shipped arms and ammunition to the Republican-controlled Basque ports of Santander and San Sebastian, during the Spanish Civil War. The Republican side, which was defeated by Franco’s fascist supported loyalists, was led by the Communist parties of Spain and the Soviet Union.
In 2003 Wayne Madsen wrote an article What’s a Fifth Columnist? for the leftist website in which he revealed his own socialist sympathies and propensity for distorting the truth to suit the “party line.”
After recently returning from Spain and after many discussions with Spanish, Catalonian, and Basque friends about the Spanish Civil War, I decided to do a Google search to see if there were any new revelations about the war — a war in which I’m proud to say my late father participated in on the side of the Republican and anti-Fascist Popular Front government…
My father served on a Danish merchant vessel that shipped arms and ammunition from that nasty Stalinist Russia to the Republican-controlled Basque ports of Santander and San Sebastian. That effort was organized by the Social Democratic-controlled merchants’ union in Copenhagen. Russia was one of the few countries in the world that was willing to supply the Republican side with much needed weapons and communications systems to counter the heavy influx of Nazi German and Italian Fascist support for the Franco forces….
When my father trekked into the Basque Pyrenees to help install radio stations for the Republican side, it was done with the assistance of a number of international volunteers for the Republican cause, including American, French, and British partisans. So Hitchens is flat out wrong when he states that the Spanish Republicans were hijacked by Stalin and every Republican volunteer was an unwitting tool of the Soviet Comintern. That is just pure right-wing claptrap…
When one looks at the underground movements that fought the Germans during Nazi occupation, the Communists and left-wing socialists served as the activist vanguards for the resistance movements. In Denmark, where my grandmother Victoria Madsen, an official of the Danish Communist Party and newspaper (who also fought as a resistance leader), it was the Communists who were the most willing to attack the Germans and die for the cause of liberation of their country from the Nazi yoke. It was the Communists and their left Socialist allies who largely organized the secret boatlift of Danish and other Jews to safety in Sweden.
Likewise, in Spain, it was the Communist trade unions that organized workers into militias to fight the Fascists in cities like Madrid, Barcelona, and Valencia…
(Christopher) Hitchens uses a big paintbrush to tar and feather all International Brigaders as “Communists.” Of course, the Abraham Lincoln and International Brigades were full of Hitchens’ “Communist” supporters — John Dos Passos, Dashiell Hammett, Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, Paul Robeson, Archibald MacLeish, John Steinbeck, W. H. Auden, and Esmond Romilly (the nephew of Winston Churchill)…
Hitchens’ use of the term “infiltration” is also interesting. It was a favorite term of Senator Joe McCarthy and Richard Nixon. But now the term can be used for people like Hitchens, who obviously has been used by the neo-cons to infiltrate progressive movements and gatherings as a “fifth columnist.” When it comes to the Spanish Civil War, and who was right and who was wrong, I’ll defer to my progressive Spanish, Catalonian, and Basque friends, as well as to the memories my father had of that grand war against the same types of imperialistic right-wingers who Hitchens now prefers to keep in his company.
This is the man that is being taken as a credible source by thousands, if not millions of Americans.
If Wayne Madsen can convince a sizable number of Americans that Barack Obama is a C.I.A. asset, he will have achieved several goals of major advantage to the left.
- He will serve to obscure Obama’s long term ties to the far left, including some to activists who had documented ties to the Soviet government .
- He will have disarmed thousands of potential Obama opponents, by giving them a false sense of security.. “Oh well, we don’t like Obama, and what he’s doing, but at least he is working for OUR side!”
- He will have sent hundreds of good researchers off chasing wild geese , who could have been actively pursuing Obama’s easily provable ties to pro-Soviet elements.
- He will be able to blame Obama’s crazy schemes on the C.I.A., further undermining American’s confidence in their security services.
- He will have helped to discredit ALL “Obama conspiracy theories,’ even those based on solid evidence.
The name of the game is dis-information. Divide and conquer. Psychological warfare.
If anyone needs to be investigated, it is Wayne Madsen and his friends at Russia Today.