Normally, I have no difficulty writing this column. I see it as a way to provide busy readers a coherent narrative of the best of the week's most important news -- largely as reported by the alternative media and ignored by its richer, fatter and lazier media opposition. This week is sadly different. The latest news coming out about the murder of our ambassador and three other brave Americans in Ben Ghazi is so horrifying and shocking I can take no pleasure in writing about it. It's still largely unreported by the legacy media.
Here's our question to the repulsive Joe BiteME, who asked the father of his murdered son if his son 'always had balls the size of cue balls' - Mr. VP, have you always had a brain the size of a peanut?
Well stated, Clarice! This really is a crass, vulgar, disingenuous, disrespectful, uncaring, prevaricating bunch of marxist weasels that lie about their lying and plunge to new depths everyday. Get out, get lost, get ....
I'll bet Valerie Jarrett's fingerprints are all over this. After all, she controls Barry. I heard a Republican criticizing the administration, and Axelrod had the audacity to say that the Rep. had no business talking about it since he had never served in the military. Well, neither have Obama, Hillary, or Valerie or Rice and I am not sure about Pannetta.
Panetta’s bios says he served in the Army from ’64 to ’66. But who really knows? Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) lied about serving in Vietnam but the voters elected him anyway. Sen. Mark Kirk (D-IL) was caught lying about his military record but was elected anyway. I figure Panetta has an embellished military resume. He had lots of training in the art of ambiguity and spin as Slick Willy’s WH chief of staff from ’93-’97. Most Dem politicians are dishonorable liars, yet they are continually elevated to higher office by voters or presidential appointments.
The truth of what happened in Libya has been so completely lost in partisan screaming during the election that I have completely tuned out. When the election is over it may be possible to discover what the truth is.
Leon Panetta was a not very good Congressman by ANY standard, for longer than he should have been. He is, was and will always be a nothing-burger-bureaucrat looking for a place to land. IMHO, he has no more business being Secretary of Defense than Gen. Petraeus has being CIA Director. Which, BTW is most likely why they were both appointed to those positions.. Thanks for the info #10, we'll be watching to see what the General says, or even more important does NOT say about the latest debacle of the criminal-enterprise, A/K/A the obama-administration..
The natural instincts of any decent human being who sees anyone, even an animal, in danger is to do whatever they can to help. We hear countless stories of heroes, from the very young to the very old, coming to the aid of those in harm's way. We hear stories of animals heeding their instincts to come to the aid of those in danger. But, this cold, calculating, self-serving "leader" of the free world, who has the power to say the word and send help to anyone anywhere, without harm to himself, refused help to those whom it is his duty to protect, and prevented others, over whom he has power, from doing their duty and following their instincts to help our own.
We, the people in this country, still have the power to elect our leaders. We have the power to hold them accountable. This country is in as much in danger of being destroyed, under our current leadership, as that consulate in Benghazi. We have One who watches over all of us in real time, and has the ultimate power to save us. May we humbly turn to him for help, wisdom, and guidance to save our country, just as our founders and framers did to build it. And, may we do what is right in his sight.
That the media - whose job it is to hold the government's feet to the fire - is complicit in the administration's attempts to make Benghazi disappear disgusts me. Nowadays we must fend for ourselves on the internet since honesty is being buried by those who traditionally have been entrusted to find and tell us the truth.
"Stand Down, Obama and your administration. All of you. Stand Down. You've failed to carry out your responsibilities of office. You treated American lives, including that of an ambassador -- the official representative of your country -- with utter disregard for their safety. You've lied to us about this tragedy so many times and in so many ways you can no longer credibly lead. You're crass and vulgar and without regard for truth, law or common decency and deserve to be drummed out of office."
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Bad Dog, 10/28/2012 9:36:50 AM (No. 8969072)
Amen, #19. Your words will stay with me through these next few trying days. We have issued our call for help at this time, with our humility and apologies for ignoring the True One in the past - it seems now as if our prayers and call for help may be answered. If not, we will have much more to do and very little time for it.
There is much analogy here....
I ***believe*** our highest Commander will come to our assistance in our time of national crisis. But we have to be true.
After November 6th and the January inauguration, the Romney administration should launch right into a criminal proceeding. Between this and the financial cliff, we have a very unsettling 2013 ahead of us.
When President Romney takes office, he must not pull a Gerald Ford and pardon Obama.
For the record, I agree that Ford was right to pardon Nixon. I won't go into the reasons why, but suffice it to say - Nixon was no Obama. Nixon was a true patriot and loved our country.
This horrendous, murder of our Ambassador and three other Americans, which could have been prevented by a simple command to save them, must be prosecuted to the fullest extent.
As I have stated on other threads over the last two days, Obama and his cohorts are an accessory to murder, and their punishment should correspond to that crime. The famous picture of those who killed Lincoln being hanged comes to mind.
Stand down, stand down all of you. Never seen such absolute disregard for human life in the midst of battle by a sitting President. Shameful. God help us as a country, we will "stand you down" November 6.
Ldotters, pray, donate (it's not too late), volunteer (we can make calls to other states if we happen to live in a Blue state): http://www.mittromney.com/call-home-landing
Make it your goal to get one person who you personally know, and who is not voting, to vote for Romney/Ryan. Or, to persuade one person who is voting for Obama, not to vote. If everyone of us does all of the above, we can get these dishonest, dishonorable, crude and un-American people out of our government. At least for awhile.
There are still details that have not been disclosed, for whatever reasons. Today, there was a link to a blog, closed for obvious and publicly posted reasons, that said that two Seals were responsible for saving 20 lives and killing 60 attackers before dying themselves. Doesn't that sound like the kind of detail we should have? Doesn't that sound like a little support could have made all the difference? What are the ROEs for staff?
Don't let this get buried and, yes, impeach. If there's truth to this: Impeach.
I will never ever forget how the NYT and all the MSM ran that lame Valerie Plume story to death, they had that nothing of a story going front page for months. And now to see them all ignoring a true story, a horrible story like this make my blood boil more than usual at them. I hate the MSM.
This catastrophe was followed 3 days later by an attack on a NATO air base in Afghanistan that resulted in the death of senior Marine Commander and the destruction on the ground of 8 Harrier jump jets. Our Commander in Chief is incapable of protecting our men and our assets. He needs to be voted out of office and then examined for criminal and civil charges.
#21, very good points. The Choomgangsta won’t even help his Aunt Zeituni and Uncle Onyango, both in the US illegally. Oh wait, they haven’t been deported yet and are still free loading, so he might have intervened somehow. And half brother George is still living in a shack in Kenya, Seems like a caring, compassionate CIC would at least bring his kinfolks into the WH and let them share free room and board with his mother-in law.
If he ignores his own flesh and blood, why would he care about anyone else, including protecting our own citizens from terrorist attacks, a la Benghazi?
Posters are wrong here. A bad military decision or even ignoring Americans in peril is not grounds for impeachment. 0bama has plenty of laws he has broken that ARE grounds for impeachment and they are being ignored. However, this kind of behavior routinely gets generals and other officers fired and as the (alleged) CIC 0bama MUST be fired this election. I'm wondering why there aren't people in the (smallish) crowds at 0bama rallies starting to call him a murderer.
The Benghazi abandonment of the ambassador is eerily similar to the scene in The Godfather where Don Corleone should have been surrounded by security but Michael found him in an empty hospital with assassins on the way. Who would want the ambassador dead or captured? The Libyans certainly didn't issue the orders to stand down. There is big treachery afoot here and the regime didn't have time to coordinate the lies.
Ms Feldman expresses the horror and shock so many decent Americans feel at the blood soaked indecency of this administration. Obama must be impeached after the election so history will know the truth so pathetically hidden by the dying media. Although the Democrat Senate will not remove him from office , God Willing , We the People will have taken care of that on Nov 6.
I recall that the Black Hawk Down fiasco in Somalia under Clinton convinced the islamicists that America was a paper tiger. They believed that all that was necessary to make America run was a few casualties. This will renew them in that belief and encourage them to be more aggressive. They are going around bragging publicly about defeating America. It is only the useless president they have defeated but they will not understand that in their arrogance! Many more will die before the fallout of this failure to act is overcome!
I appreciate all of these elequent comments on an excruciatingly profound Clarice essay, because i am so angry and heartbroken that words come haltingly.
The total failure of establishment media to hound the BO regime for the truth is deplorable and an outrage against the Constitution.
The Founders had put so much trust in the media being the guardians of the People. What a joke are the old, tired, effete media... only FOX is an exception, but then, FOX is not really one of the "in crowd media."
There is, of course, the "new media" for which we are so grateful.
Sadly and dangerously, a great many people still rely on the establishment media. Their folly; our chagrin.
Liberty hangs in the balance when Truth is a worthless commodity for a majority of people. We need to demonstrate that TRUTH is the ESSENTIAL commodity.
The day after the murderous violence in Benghazi, Obama, with haggard Hillary by his side, makes a platitudinous speech about 9/11 and generalizes about terrorism. Then he flies off to Reno, etc., for fund-raising and campaigning, and days and days and nights, lots of 'em, of fun and frivolity on comedy shows.
--doesn't this say all we need to know about the man?
These walking talking full colostomy bags in the WH situation room remind me of what I used to tell my nubile daughters when they were dating. I would ask them if they knew how to tell when an adolescent boy was lying. They would usually respond negatively and I would tell them that his lip are moving. With the obama group, when they have sound coming out of their mouths and their lips are moving, you know that they are lying.
The trial of the Fort Hood gunman, who is acting as his own attorney, took a surreal turn as the former Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 in the November 2009 attack grilled witnesses -- including his former boss in the military and a fellow Muslim who spoke to him the day of the shooting.. After a short opening statement in which ex-Army Maj. Nidal Hasan called himself a "mujahedeen," admitted to the rampage and said "the dead bodies will show that war is an ugly thing," Hassan cross-examined prosecution witnesses, including retired Lt. Col Ben Kirk Phillips
The best mob story ever told does not involve Al Capone or Bugsy Segal or John Gotti. It involves a mobster few American have ever heard of, Greg Scarpa by name, and his not quite as lethal son, Greg Scarpa Jr., "Junior" going forward. One reason few people ever heard of Scarpa is that until his arrest in September 1992, he worked as a "Top Echelon Confidential Informant" under the protection of the FBI for the most of the thirty years prior. During that time, Scarpa murdered at least fifty people.
Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard and regular commentator at Fox news, has said the closing of U.S. embassies in 21 countries is a sign of weakness on the part of the U.S. and suggests capitulation to al-Qaeda. He may be partly right, but chances are that the closing of the embassies auger something far more ominous. The shutdowns may be a sign of an increased conflagration in the Middle East and Northern Africa. We may be looking at the onset of World War III.
The fight is on. A growing — and furious — fight between the conservative base of the Republican Party and its Establishment elites in Washington is rapidly taking shape. Senator Ted Cruz took to Sean Hannity’s television show Tuesday night and took on Karl Rove, who had immediately preceded him on the show. In response to Rove’s strategy (Rove compared the defunding strategy to the famous — and losing — Pickett’s Charge of the Battle of Gettysburg). Cruz immediately countered by saying that while he wasn’t a military strategist he was pretty sure 100% of battles
In a perverse bit of post-trial agitprop, ABC News somehow recruited the one woman of color on George Zimmerman´s "all white" jury and twisted her words to reflect the presumed editorial position of ABC News. In this clip from an exclusive Robin Roberts interview which has played just about everywhere including CBS News, Roberts says to the juror, "Some people have said, point blank, ´George Zimmerman got away with murder.´ How do you respond to those people who say that?" In the edited video ABC floated about, "Maddy" answers unhesitatingly, "George Zimmerman got away with murder.
It should come as no surprise that some of the very worst rants about George Zimmerman’s acquittal are coming from an Ivy League professor. The competition is stiff, but will be hard-pressed to keep up with Anthea Butler, an associate professor of religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania. The Zimmerman verdict has caused Butler to conclude that God is “a white racist god with a problem” who “is carrying a gun and stalking young black men.” There are conclusions Butler could have reached short of equating her caricature of Zimmerman with God.
Toward the end of his closing statement on Thursday, Florida Assistant State Attorney Bernie de la Rionda posted a slide on a screen in a fifth-floor Seminole County courtroom. "Which Owner would be more inclined to yell for help?" read the banner on the top of the slide. The slide was divided in two. On the left was a photo of George Zimmerman´s Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm handgun, and on the right was a can of Arizona Watermelon Fruit Juice Cocktail. Beneath the photo of the gun was the question, "Who followed?"
Perhaps I´m just a creepy-a** cracka´ who doesn´t get it. But it always seems that when it comes to standards, the left gives you two for the price of one. And the idea that white people "can´t" understand black folks -- a similar point to which was made in a recent article about the George Zimmerman trial -- is a good example. But before getting to that particular piece, I have a question: is the issue here that one race simply cannot understand another? Or is this really just restricted to white people?
1.The Sound of Wet Grass: Black Racists´ War on Black Women The Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman case has come to trial this week and the best thing that´s been said about it is from Thomas Maguire: "I´m proud to say I live in a country where the show trials look more like an SNL [Saturday Night Live] skit." You probably won´t know that if your source of information about the trial is the mainstream media and if your lifestyle doesn´t permit you to sit in front of the TV for hours watching the trial.
It´s a miracle! A fascinating and compelling movie whose plot is driven by the protagonist´s fidelity to the Constitution. (In fact there were more mentions of the Constitution than any other movie I have ever seen.) You have never seen a movie like Copperhead, and you ought to take the opportunity to see it on a big screen if you live in one of the forty-some cities where it is opening today. But even if you don´t, it is available today via all on-demand platforms, which is a great strategy to reach the widely dispersed audience
This is what happens when the President of the United States is dragged into making foreign and defense policy decisions, instead of determining American interests and then making policy to suit. And it is what happens when the president fails to make a clear case for those policies not only to the American public, but also to his own cabinet. It had been understood that senior members of the Obama administration wanted to provide arms to Syrian rebel forces in opposition to the Assad regime.
Michelle Obama has been capitalizing on her status as a descendant of slaves. Her latest junket to Ireland shows she is definitely enjoying the 21st-century benefits of the transatlantic slave trade her radical friends in Chicago refer to as "genocide" by white Americans. According to the First Couple´s pals, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Louis Farrakhan, Rahm Emanuel, and Dr. Conrad W. Worrill of Northeastern University, white Americans should monetarily compensate black Americans for past slavery.
The sales assistant who refused to show U.S. talkshow billionaire Oprah Winfrey a luxury handbag costing nearly £25,000 claims the superstar lied about what happened in the luxury Swiss boutique where she works. Speaking anonymously to Sunday newspaper SonntagsBlick, the Italian bag lady said she felt ´powerless´ and in the grip of a ´cyclone´ after Winfrey went on TV in America to claim she had been the victim of racism. Winfrey was in Switzerland in July when she walked into the Trois Pommes boutique in Zurich looking for a handbag to match the outfit she was going to
In a story that has remained largely under the mainstream media radar, Congress announced late last month that it would finally investigate the Aug. 6, 2011 helicopter crash in Afghanistan that resulted in 38 deaths, including 22 members of SEAL Team 6, made famous three months earlier when they killed Osama Bin Laden. Grieving family members insist that soldiers in the elite unit were placed in unnecessary danger by the recklessness of the Obama administration, whose actions they characterized as criminal. “We’re going to dive into this,” said Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT),
Appearing on This Week With George Stephanopoulos, Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert battled not only the Democratic panelists but also conservative pundit George Will over the wisdom of shutting down the government to prevent Obamacare funding. Gohmert strongly condemned President Barack Obama’s argument at Friday’s news conference that the GOP’s “holy grail” was enying millions of people health insurance. “That’s a false narrative,” Gohmert said. “He says we’re trying to keep people from having health care. That’s just not true. That is an absolute, blatant lie. We’re not trying to keep anybody from getting health care.
The taxpayer-supported Missouri State Fair is getting a lot of negative publicity in social media Sunday following a report of a shameful stunt that occurred Saturday night in Sedalia. (Snip) Basically, a clown wearing a mask of Obama came out during the bull riding event. The crowd was asked if it wanted to see Obama “run down by a bull. Things got worse from there." Things got worse from there, which doesn’t surprise me, given the anti-Obama feeling among many fairgoers from rural Missouri, where Obama lost to Mitt Romney (at least 60-40 percent in much of outlying parts of state)
President Obama took his case for ending the sequester to hundreds of disabled veterans Saturday, saying he protected their benefits from the “reckless” cuts to the federal budget but suggesting next year might be different. “It’s hurting our military. I made it clear that your veteran’s benefits are exempt from this year’s sequester,” the president said to the applause of hundreds at the Disabled American Veterans´ convention in Orlando, Fla. “But I want to tell you going forward the best way to protect the VA care you have earned is to get rid of this sequester altogether.”
Rooms have to be found for dozens of Secret Service agents, someone has to carry a selection of presidential basketballs, and of course the family dog needs his own state-of-the-art aircraft. Arriving in the idyllic coastal retreat of Martha´s Vineyard in Massachusetts, Mr Obama left behind him in Washington DC high profile debates over the budget, government surveillance and his health care reforms. Instead, he will spend the next eight days playing golf, going to the beach, and buying books from the Bunch of Grapes bookstore.
Potential 2016 presidential contender Donald Trump spoke to ABC’s Jonathan Karl Sunday morning and reignited the birther issue that he helped spark back in 2011, questioning the legitimacy of Barack Obama’s birth certificate and wondering whether Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada, was eligible to president. “Was there a birth certificate?” Trump asked. “You tell me. Some people say that was not his birth certificate. I’m saying I don’t know. Nobody knows. And you don’t know, either, Jonathan. You’re a smart guy, you don’t know, either.” “I’m pretty convinced he was born in the United States,” Karl said.
MANY American newspapers were doomed to decline from the moment the Internet arrived on personal computers. But The Washington Post, just sold off unexpectedly to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, was never really one of them. This is something the sentimental send-offs for the Graham family and its stewardship tended to ignore. As disruptive as the Internet has been for journalism, The Post was uniquely positioned to succeed amid the chaos.
On Monday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the American Bar Association annual meeting in San Francisco that she would be launching a series of speeches about American foreign policy in the “next few months.” According to Philip Rucker, White House correspondent for The Washington Post, Hillary planned to emphasize restoring faith in government – an ironic theme, considering that she was a member of the current administration presiding over the rapid decline in faith in government. The speech today was clearly a launching point for a 2016 campaign. She put heavy emphasis on bashing voter
The U.S. Air Force said that a well-known drag queen group was invited to perform on base during a “Diversity Day” celebration because drag is a “symbol of gay pride and unity. But the performance sparked outrage among some airmen who called the drag show “totally offensive and inappropriate.” Jewels and the Brunchettes performed to a small crowd at the Los Angeles Air Force Base on Aug. 8, the military confirmed. The Air Force said in a statement to Fox News that “Diversity Day” featured eight cultural groups and was meant to “foster equality and diversity in the workplace.”
Perhaps people already knew this and I’m the first to catch on to the obvious. When Rene Stutzman from the Orlando Sentinel told me the editorial board had decided “what” content would be “permitted to be discussed” within the reporting of her newspaper, I had no idea the Senior Vice-President / Director of Content was African American. Nor did I know the editor she was talking about, Mark Russell, was also African American. It just never crossed my mind to ask.
The “phony scandal” at the IRS keeps growing. E-mail correspondence unearthed by the House Ways and Means Committee reveals that Lois Lerner, the figure at the center of the scandal, may have committed a felony by divulging information about a conservative group to the Federal Election Commission, in an incident that dates back at least to 2008, before President Obama took office. Though some conservatives have eagerly sought evidence that Obama’s White House instigated the IRS’s targeting of tea-party groups, the latest evidence suggests that an anti-conservative bias may instead be an endemic feature of the federal bureaucracy.