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April 24, 2013

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centralcal

Brett Baier just reported the government attorneys in the terrorist case are going to be furloughed due to sequester.

Extraneus

Ann Coulter documents a litany of immigrants, all admitted here due to the Lion of the Senate's 1965 immigration bill, who have murdered Americans.

http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2013-04-24.html

We have no choice about native-born losers. We ought to be able to do something about the people we chose to bring here.
We suck. Let's face it.
Ignatz

Headline at Memorandum:

Steve Kush, New Mexico GOP Official, Calls 19-Year-Old Labor Advocate ‘A Radical B*tch’

Promote him to the NRC and turn him loose, IMO.

AliceH

ok. i'll just stop.

narciso

So one wonders who came up with the clearances here, was Hillary in the study, or Steadman in the foyer;


http://www.justice.gov/eoir/vll/benchbook/resources/sfoutline/Waivers_exceptions.html

Ignatz

--ok. i'll just stop--

Alice,
As long as you're not trying to fend off a charging elephant or that creepy, old, pony tailed neighbor with the Coexist bumpersticker on his Subaru, you're doing fine. :)

Jane on Ipad

If you watch the news tonite, Obama is going down.

Melinda Romanoff

Jane-

Could you elaborate, please?

narciso

Well there's the judge telling Incompetano to do her job, the Al Harbi facade came on done, the CIA as I suspected asked to include same in the watchlist.

Melinda Romanoff

Scandal-hit Italian bank Monte Paschi forced to post $3.6 bln collateral for loss-making derivative trades.

Rick Ballard

Mel,

Will they be able to use Greek and Cypriot bonds at face value for the collateral call?

narciso

That's Duke and Duke level committment no?

Ignatz

--Will they be able to use Greek and Cypriot bonds at face value for the collateral call?--

No need.
This Fed governor

just discovered a bank error in their favor for $200 billion.

gmax

You are assuming that Italian bonds are inherently more worthy? Silly boy...

Carol Herman

Jesse Jackson has a better chance of winning an American Presidential election than Rand Paul.

Carol Herman

... Inside the boat, all Suspect #2 had was a BB gun! And, absolutely no food in his pockets. He hadn't eaten in more than 24 hours.

As to all the shots fired, most hit buildings. Went through walls. Ruined furniture. And, it's amazing these idiots didn't shoot one another. Lucky they were wearing bullet proof vests.

Jane on Ipad

Mel,

1., The benghazi report

2. the fact that the CIA was warned about suspect #1 when the FBI failed to act because the Russians were that concerned

3. Gosnell doing what Obama voted to make legal.

It's almost worse than one could imagine. If it were a republican they would be talking impeachment,.

Still even in the age of the LIV this will not help - gun control, immigation reform, planned parenthood and more.

Carol Herman

... The Subaru SUV driver, with the Co-Exist bumper sticker, was driven to ATM machines, where he slowly withdrew $800. And, then maxed out. HE RAN AWAY! His keys, and his cell phone, were in his car. And, he flagged down help in order to call 9/11.

He's alive because he was used by the two terrorists to get money out of his Bank's ATM's. He could have been killed. But first they wanted him to retrieve money.

Jack is Back! (On his iPad)

Full moon rising. Look outside. We are all alive.

narciso

I wondered about that, this morning, it didn't make sense that the CIA would not have had imput into a foreign operation

'covert affairs' tackled the issue in the thread,
a young Saudi businessman, married to an American, is revealed to have ties to a terrorist, and subsequently he is targeted for a drone, of course that's not the end of the story.

Threadkiller

Besides the alleged Mercedes SUV that was at the repair shop, did Robert Redford and Susan Sarandon ever have another one in their possession during Chetz on Parade?

maryrose

Jane:
In the case of Obama what goes around comes around. I think the Benghazi report is a deal breaker for Hil in 2016. They have her dead to rights on this one. Now repubs are asking for the memo she signed telling them to proceed to deplete personnel. Bammy has it.He just has to turn it over to the congressmen. The wheels are coming of the king's carriage and he can't fundraise for Planned Parenthood, because Gosnell makes him look like a supporter of murder. He will speak on Friday but he has incurred the further wrath of the Pro-Life movement.
I agree with Rick B and I am encouraged by the pro-life laws being enacted in Kansas and North Dakota and elsewhere.

Melinda Romanoff on Kindle

Monte dei Pasche was a Goldman vic, I mean client.

maryrose

PP is still nursing the black eye they've received for not reporting Gosnell even after an inspector was appalled at what she witnessed at his clinic.

pagar

Anyone think this works?

http://shark-tank.net/2013/04/24/new-immigration-bill-places-u-s-military-under-the-command-of-homeland-security/

narciso

Yes, DHS's performance specially in the last few years, has been substandard at best, Whereas the military has been much better.

MarkO on laptop

Jane, is Reggie Love involved?

I am at 30,000 feet, on my way back to the USA from beautiful, really beautiful, amazingly beautiful Bermuda. It is now that I am supposed to have deep thoughts. I don't. Mostly, having seen a small, totally organized and regulated country (down to the colors on houses) I believe Obama would have made a fair governor of Bermuda.

I was required to watch CNN, something I never do. They live in an interesting, but non-existent world. Is that Cooper kid spry or what?

Bloomberg has a giant house there. He is known to complain that people will not obey him. Must feel right at home.

Murky Doom lurks. Impending.

narciso

What did Bermuda ever do to us, to deserve that, MarkO?

Rick Ballard

"Jane, is Reggie Love involved?"

That was my thought as well. It must have been the news about the start of a new Internet Hunt for Weiner's Wiener contest which triggered it.

MarkO on laptop

narc, you mean my visit?

No, I can see that the little Kenyan was reared in the culture of uniformity, then shipped off to an underground railroad of educational grievances and privilege. It seems really normal to him.

I spent the week there with an old friend who was Andover, Yale and Harvard MBA. He speaks of Obama in terms that warms my heart.

Like me, he thinks Obama's just not that smart, but neither of us sees much talent on our side of the field. He's thinking of moving to Bermuda from California. Immediately.

MarkO on laptop

"terms that warm" Hey. I'm really high.

narciso

Well Cruz has proved himself almost every single time, of course Duke and Duke is most unhelpful,
but that's just a day ending in y.

narciso

I think, it was as much a desert topping as it was a floor wax;


http://tiny.cc/fbo2vw

matt

City & suburban cops are notably poor shots and I have never figured out why. They just don't seem to care. When you get to your Sheriff's deputies and Rangers and such, an awful lot of them are combat shooters. There is something about being way out there alone and having to rely on one's own skill, I guess.

Iggy, ever read any of Robert Ruark's other stuff? Wonderful evocations of Africa. I will never forget going into the original Abercrombie's as a kid and lusting after some of those rifles.Did the same at Holland & Holland and Purdey's, but it just wasn't the same.

I could never shoot an elephant unless it was charging, but I am not fond of cats. Or Wildebeasts either.

pagar

Don't miss the Drudge picture of the moment you knew was coming!

http://www.drudgereport.com/

sbwaters

If Jeb runs he ain't gonna win.

Jim Rhoads f/k/a vnjagvet

He might win the nomination (see da Dukes), but not the general election. He is at least as damaged as Romney, and Romney lost to a very damaged Obama.

boatbuilder

Jeff Bauman. That, good people, is heroism.

Ignatz

--Iggy, ever read any of Robert Ruark's other stuff? Wonderful evocations of Africa.--

Yep, matt.
His "Old Man and the Boy" stories are wonderful and full of wisdom.

Threadkiller

"If Jeb runs he ain't gonna win."

He is not supposed to win...


http://www.democrats.org/news/press/dnc_statement_on_the_third_circuit_court_of_appeals_decision_in_dnc_v_rnc

boatbuilder

The shame is that they killed that guy's boat and not the bastard inside. Even though it was plastic, it was somebody's baby.

Actually, I saw the boat guy from Watertown (that's "Waatitown" for all you hillbillies, like Jane, from the other side of 128)on CNN today while I was at the YMCA (the management are commies). A good storyteller with a chaamin' accent. He corrected the record to make clear that he had no idea there was anybody inside his boat until he saw blood, at which point he left in a hurry and called 911. And the boat was his baby. I hope that when they get done taking care of the people that got hurt and their families there's some left over to get him a new boat. Boat insurance doesn't generally cover this sort of thing.

Gus

I think Swiss Cheese fishing boats were eliminated in the sequester.

narciso

Question, that occurs to me, a week later; there wasn't a vantage point to take out Dzokhar with a sniper team,

Rick Ballard

Narciso,

Interesting point. There is a detached garage approximately 15 feet from the stern of the boat. A sniper with a thermal image scope behind the peak of the roof of the garage would have about a 40 foot shot. I suppose the location of the boat gas tank would be a consideration and the drama of a barrage would be missing...

Danube of Thought

It is very hard to get people to cease firing when they think they are under fire. One of the more disgraceful of Springsteen's efforts was "41 shots," which by its title implicitly accused every involved policeman of using excessive force, and of having overreacted.

I am certain that each of the policemen thought he was under fire, and was in every important respect unaware of what each of the other policemen was doing. It takes an awfully fine man to restrain himself when he thinks he may be struck fatally in the head in the next instant. Certainly Bruce Springsteen is among the very least qualified to pass judgment on those who were there.

(A) nuther Bub

Oops. Put this on a dead thread.

Anyone else write to NPR about Dina Temple-Raston's rant and receive a reply? (My semi-hysterical complaint, written in the heat of rage, is at the foot of their reply)

Response to Message #637946:
Dear Barbara,
We appreciate your sharing your concerns regarding Dina Temple-Raston's coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Dina's reports have been based on information she gathered from law enforcement sources. At no point did her reports exclude any individual group or focus on any individual group. Rather she reported on different threads officials were exploring in the investigation, including the possibility that the bombing might have been connected to domestic terrorists.

NPR will continue to thoroughly cover the ongoing developments in the case with fact based and independent journalism. You will find complete coverage here: http://www.npr.org/series/177378595/boston-marathon-explosions

What you hear on the air, or on NPR.org, is governed by a strong code of ethics and practices. These standards are in place to protect and support the integrity, impartiality and conduct of our journalists. You can review the code here: http://www.npr.org/about/aboutnpr/ethics/ethics_code.html

Sincerely,
Erin
NPR Audience and Community Relations
202-513-3232
www.npr.org
_________________________________________________

Original Message: Good lord! Hitler's birthday?!

Dina Temple-Raston's near-insane rant about violent events related to "right-wingers" was beyond the tolerance of any decent American. How you continue to be partially funded by taxpayers is unfathomable. Don't you have editors there who oversee what an on-air spokesperson is going to say? Her comments related to events in Boston went so far beyond what one hopes would be NPR's standard that she should be dismissed. To lump conservative views with the demons and tyrants she listed is entirely unconscionable. If anything, accusations of leftist bias against NPR are understated.

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We encourage you to share any concerns about our coverage with the NPR Ombudsman. The Ombudsman is NPR's public representative, serving as an independent source of information, explanation, amplification and analysis for the public regarding NPR's programming. For more information about the role of the NPR Ombudsman, please visit http://www.npr.org/2012/08/02/6407004/m

Melinda Romanoff on Kindle

Thanks, (A)Bub! I did not know that Ombudsman actually meant "deaf ears". Good to know for the future.

Frau Sicherheitsdienst

(A) Bub - Erin WHO? She is obviously a flak catcher who is, understandably, ashamed to reveal her surname.

DoT on iPad

Let us just declare that at present NPR is the front-runner for the 2013 Pressure Cooker Award, to be delivered annually by a right-winger to be named later. This right winger is not from any group that can either be excluded or included. As NPR has noted, there is the possibility that the award may be presented by domestic terrorists.

And let us make this declaration in the spirit of taxpayer-supported journalism.

(A) nuther Bub

Mel, I like the sentence saying that her reports depended on "information she gathered from law enforcement sources." I guess they were the ones who told her about how people on the right gather to celebrate Hitler's birthday by setting off bombs that murder civilians.

Nearly everything they wrote to me was an outright lie. It's not unexpected but is infuriating nonetheless.

willem

In domestic deployment, drones should be used in a manner similar to K9 assets; a means of optimizing the direct intervention by human police.

In this sense, Rand Paul may have misspoke. It does make a difference whether a citizen is killed by direct human police intervention. Otherwise, where is the due process in the use of deadly force? Where are the checks and balances?

Allowing routine democide by rote state-sanctioned activity without the direct observation of wrongdoing and resulting due process?

If such is acceptable, we can dispense with jurisprudence altogether and replace it with Obamacare and social justice euthanasia.

Then all violent crime is but a clinical path; democide, an expert therapeutic intervention on behalf of the greater good.

Jane on Ipad

Dave,

I do NOT have a Boston accent, which you would know if you would ever meet up with your fellow MA JOMerrs!

Harrumph!

James D.

DoT @ 11:29 PM - I get what you're saying, and I've never been anywhere close to that situation, but...

I am certain that each of the policemen thought he was under fire, and was in every important respect unaware of what each of the other policemen was doing. It takes an awfully fine man to restrain himself when he thinks he may be struck fatally in the head in the next instant.

Isn't that kind of the point? I think that being "an awfully fine man" is a minimum qualification for people who are given the tools and the license to use deadly force against their fellow citizens, and to be placed in situations where they must decide whether to do so or not in stressful situations with no backup or time for consultation.

I think that, as citizens who could be the target of such deadly force, we have every right to demand that they ARE "awfully fine men" at least.

Janet

Immigration Act: Dream Or Nightmare?

Not just the illegal immigrants but the relatives get to come on an expedited basis - wife or wives (Islamic countries), children, brothers & sisters & their spouses & children, aunts, uncles, their spouses,....will all these people be properly vetted? By who?...the same agencies that vetted the Boston Islamic terrorist family?

James D.

Speaking of potentially bad news for Zero and the Dems...

Congressional leaders in both parties are engaged in high-level, confidential talks about exempting lawmakers and Capitol Hill aides from the insurance exchanges they are mandated to join as part of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, sources in both parties said.

The talks — which involve Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), the Obama administration and other top lawmakers — are extraordinarily sensitive, with both sides acutely aware of the potential for political fallout from giving carve-outs from the hugely controversial law to 535 lawmakers and thousands of their aides. Discussions have stretched out for months, sources said.

A source close to the talks says: “Everyone has to hold hands on this and jump, or nothing is going to get done.”
Yet if Capitol Hill leaders move forward with the plan, they risk being dubbed hypocrites by their political rivals and the American public. By removing themselves from a key Obamacare component, lawmakers and aides would be held to a different standard than the people who put them in office.

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/04/obamacare-exemption-lawmakers-aides-90610.html

Could the Reps have a more perfect opportunity here? Any bets on exactly how they'll go about blowing it?

Janet

Senate contact list. Email & call...call & email...
Then get their State local office numbers & call them there too.

Steve

Video: Interview with George W. Bush on life after the White House

http://commoncts.blogspot.com/2013/04/video-interview-with-george-w-bush-on.html

Patriot4Freedom

Janet -

Thanks so much for the link to that great essay on Sultan Knish, "Why Muslims Kill."

Everyone in America needs to read it, regularly, lest we forget who and what we are up against.

narciso

This was one of the jenyius behind Bloomberg's 'winning' move;


http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2013/04/25/gop-pollster-frank-luntz-denounced-limbaugh-levin-problematic-gop-future

narciso

This is some of Temple Reston's previous work;

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-balan/2011/07/20/npr-portrays-muslim-professor-victim-omits-sexual-harassment-record

narciso

And Carlos Slim's dancing chimps comes through
yet again;


http://newsbusters.org/blogs/clay-waters/2013/04/24/benghazi-report-critical-hillary-buried-graf-17-ny-times-story-wash-pos

narciso

Heck of a job, folks, it's not like this didn't happen the last time,


http://www.seattlepi.com/news/crime/article/Officials-Suspect-described-plot-before-Miranda-4458598.php

narciso

Of course, Adam Schiff, is like 'Mikey' from the Life cereal commercial, he'll buy any cover story see Benghazi

narciso

Meanwhile, back at the ranch;


http://thehill.com/blogs/regwatch/energyenvironment/295663-gop-criticizes-epa-comments-on-keystone-xl-path

sbwaters

(A)Bub's NPR letter: Dina's reports have been based on information she gathered from law enforcement sources. At no point did her reports exclude any individual group or focus on any individual group.

Translated: Dina hoovered up anything regardless of whether there was evidence for it or not and then simply regurgitated it. We at NPR don't understand that news is information put in context so we simply cover our collective ass with mindless amoral entertainment so we can't be held accountable. Heck, if you are gullible enough to listen, we'll keep it up. . . . Thank you for writing. We reply to every letter, even if we don't pay attention to what it says. With fawning false sincerity, Erin.

centralcal

Bravo, (A)B for voicing your outrage to NPR.

I loved this part of the response you received:

What you hear on the air, or on NPR.org, is governed by a strong code of ethics and practices.

Ah yes - THEIR code, not necessarily everyone elses.

NK

Adam Schiff/NYT?-- personally I think they are out there selling the Benghazi cover story. This is really bad for Hillary-- she sells herself to the Dems and LIVs as the smart one, now she makes a bad call, people die.. bad enough.. but she gets caught up in the stupid lie about it.

narciso

But Chick-afil, that's one step too far, right Mumbles;


http://www.memri.org/clip/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/3808.htm

NK

PS: to keep Hildabeast's Bengazi cover story going, she needs JEF to Exec Priv docs. Heh.

narciso

No, they've 'moved on'from that, he is whitewashing the failed handoff from the FSB

hit and run

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK FOLKESTAD!!!

Only 8 months until Christmas.

sbwaters

What you hear on the air, or on NPR.org, is governed by a strong code of ethics and practices.

We don't have a code of ethics at our newspaper on purpose. The more detailed one is, the more it becomes a weasel document and a cloak to fend off others.

We tell everyone on the staff that if they are ever confused about what do do, follow what columnist H. L. Mencken said when asked what the most important word in the American language was, "Honor. If you do what is honorable you will never go wrong."

People at NPR never learned that news is information put into context to help you plan your future.

NPR still vomits information and calls it news.

I contributed 2 years of weekly TV programs to our local public media, along with regular financial contributions. And now I return every solicitation telling them I have cut them off until they will at least consider that in their approach they might be doing a disservice to the public.

narciso

Happy birthday, Mark, I knew I had part of the Rosetta around here somewhere.

NK

Obamacare comes home to roost in Congress-- it kills younger workers-- quelle surprise!:
http://www.politico.com/story/2013/04/obamacare-exemption-lawmakers-aides-90610_Page2.html

narciso

He dropped when he ran over his brother?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/officials-boston-suspect-had-no-firearm-when-barrage-of-bullets-hit-hiding-place/2013/04/24/376fc8a0-ad18-11e2-a8b9-2a63d75b5459_story.html?tid=pm_world_pop

NK

Happy Birthday MarkF

hit and run

Polowitz at NRO lays out Obama schedule.

So Obama's going to Waco to mourn those lost at the West, TX fertilizer plant (I don't think Michelle is going. There are no Saudi persons of interest to visit in the hospital). Some say he decided to make that trip in order to have an excuse to skip his planned speech to Planned Parenthood, which would have been a bit awkward with the Gosnell trial garnering a lot more attention than the Dems and media had ever wanted to give it.

Obama will be making the Waco trip after attending the ceremony dedicating George W. Bush's Presidential Library, so he's killing two birds with one stone. Multi-tasker in Chief.

But wait! There's more!

Whoever said three birds in hand is better than just two using Bush had it exactly right. Obama will also be attending a $32K per plate fundraiser in Dallas.

Look, if he's being forced into flyover, red-state Texas (on the taxpayers' dime), you have to expect that he wants to get something out of it for himself.

James D.

Haappy Birthday, Mark!!!

Janet

Happy Birthday, Mark! Lots of love to you!

hit and run

James:
Could the Reps have a more perfect opportunity here? Any bets on exactly how they'll go about blowing it?

It's right there in the article.

The talks — which involve Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), the Obama administration and other top lawmakers

Why the hell is Boehner involved in the talks? He should give Reid the bird and run to the nearest microphone screaming about this.

Instead, in a back room huddling with Reid to get himself and his staffers out from under ObamaCare, but leaving it as the law the rest of us have to live and suffer under, he's giving us the finger.

narciso

Right about now, Boehner's about as useful as the lion tamer's hat, and I'm charitable.

henry

HB Mark!

NK

This... makes my evil heart sing...DOOM for the NYT: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-25/new-york-times-co-s-sales-miss-estimates-as-ad-revenue-dives.html

MarkO

Happy Birthday MarkF from MarkO.

narciso

They didn't learn the lesson of Times Select, no they enbiggened it, to the entire paper.

Old Lurker

There are just too many stories on Drudge to pick out the worst today.

We really really are screwed.

MarkO

Obama's incompetence shines forth. Impending, murky DOOM.

narciso

Ah, yesterday, was her birthday, in the LUN

NK

LUN/Webb-- the UK Daily Mail is almost as indispensible as the NY Post.

The Obummer crew is really as Leftwing and incompetent as JOM describes them. It really is a complete clusterf#@k.

Old Lurker

Now having completed my rounds of the other news sites I think we are living through an Alinsky-Cloward-Pivens all-fronts attack on all things we cherish.

NK's link above about Boehner and clowns even discussing exempting themselves from Obamacare is but one of them.

We don't have enough fingers to plug all the holes.

To hell with DoT's diet; I'm stocking up on more gin.

Mark Folkestad

Thanks for all the birthday wishes, friends. My celebration is only going to be a cousin taking me out to a Chinese buffet, and watching the new episode of Person of Interest. I'm just a wild and crazy guy.

Old Lurker

HB Marks!

Old Lurker

Somebody needs to launch a site called "You Too Congress"

:-))

NK

OL-- one thing-- the ObummerCare exemption report was in "Politico" so that story was the 20Something DC Dem Congressional Staffers bitching and moaning to the 20Something Politico 'journalists'. So take that 'report' with many grains of salt. I think this plays out the way Henry Waxman and Richard Burr suggest-- strange bedfellows. They both want CongressCritters to be under ObummerCare-- Waxman says 'we fix' and Burr says, buy popcorn and watch. Obviously that whore Sebelius will cut special favors for CongressCritters, and when she does.....

narciso

as one of my favorite singers put it 'cry me a river'


http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/04/24/a-hatchet-job-on-jill-abramson.html

narciso

Here's a twist, a DNC flak used their contacts with vogue, to become Wintour's press drone, I guess they saw more of a future.

NK

Tina Brown helps out galpal Abramson? Meh. It's over for Ochs-Sulzberger. Again... joy fills my evil little heart.

Rob Crawford

Can someone explain to me why GE Capital can decide it won't serve law-abiding businesses involved in the Constitutionally protected right to self-defense and the governing class claps, while a florist who decides their religious faith won't let them serve a "gay marriage" receives multiple law suits?

If anything, it's GE Capital that should be facing lawsuits, and the suits against the florist should be rejected in 1st Amendment grounds.

Captain Hate

The suit against the florist is what homo marriage is all about.

Old Lurker

Price of admission to the Crony Capitalist Club, Rob. But you knew that and were just causing trouble.

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