Confidential emails purportedly from former political advisor Sydney Blumenthal to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have been hacked and widely distributed to politicians and news sources. Included in the hacker “Gucifer’s” distribution list are Russian news services such as Pravda, Moscow Times, and RT. We have no information about the authenticity of the hacked e mails. They will be tested over the next few hours or days. RT has released excerpts from the purported Blumenthal-Clinton memos. RT, which is a propaganda arm of the Putin regime, will have its own agenda in selecting and
Comments: Forbes provides link to RT article. Really seems to raise more questions than it answers. Could just be a tactic to muddy the waters to give Madam Rodham more wiggle room... In any event, my first question is, why does this simpering swish Sidney Blumenthal have access to this information. I wouldnt trust this fairy with with the keys to the mens´ room let alone national security info...
Zero is supposedly worried that any perceived association with the CIA might undermine his regime??? HUH???
This doesn´t make sense. I thought Obama was the drone master - choosing who will die at the hands of the CIA´s drones. And he didn´t hesitate to claim responsibility for OBL´s killing which involved the CIA.
I´m not entirely buying the whole thing but is it just possible our current stupid government, that thinks it´s soooo smart, is being played for a fool by foreign governments? And what´s Sydney doing these days that he has access to high level foreign intelligence?
So it could look like the PIAPS is getting false info. That could mean that the emails were leaked, not hacked, in order to make the PIAPS look good. Nah, that could never happen. Never. Ever. Well, probably not. Well . . .
When has anyone believed anything that a Clinton has to say? Also, why is Mr. Blumenthal privy to such high level intelligence? Is he part of a shadow government? I would like to see the truth come out regarding Benghazi despite the efforts of Hillary, Obama and the left to keep it hidden.
Agree this should be taken with a grain of salt. They are all communist peas in a pod, quite capable of back stabbing and blood baths on the path to even more power. Pass the popcorn.
The part about Saudi Arabia financing terror attacks is quite believeable: A neighbor of mine in Atlanta, a former Air Force commander overseeing radar operations while stationed in Saudi Arabia during the Bush I Persian Gulf war, made it quite clear to me how much Saudi Arabians hate America. He was there and saw it first-hand. S.A. is Obama´s master. Where were the majority of the 09/11/01 attackers from? hmmm?
I´m a news junkie and so far have not heard or seen a single MSM report on this. Hillary, the Butch of Benghazi, will simply claim they are all fake and part of some diabolical plot to unfairly discredit her and the MSM will follow whatever instructions she gives them. We will never know the truth.
What was the security classification of the information the information received from "extremely sensitive sources", what is the security clearance and access held by journalist Sydney Blumenthal. Should Hillary be investigated for transmitting classified information to a non authorized person (Sydney Blumenthal), especially in that the information was released. If she committed a crime she cannot escape punishment merely because her name is Hillary.
Pajama Boy’s place in Internet infamy was secured as soon as the insufferable man-child was tweeted out by Organizing for America. He is the face of a web ad that is the latest effort by the Obama team to leverage the holidays for conversation about Obamacare. “Wear pajamas,” the ad reads. “Drink hot chocolate. Talk about getting health insurance. #GetTalking.” And, sure enough, Pajama Boy is wearing pajamas—a zip-up onesie in classic Lamar Alexander plaid—and drinking hot chocolate. He is in his twenties, sporting hipster glasses he could have bought at Warby Parker and an expression of self-satisfied ironic amusement. Pajama Boy is
A South Jersey billboard proclaiming “Keep the Saturn in Saturnalia” was torched Tuesday night by two unidentified men who fled in a pickup truck after only charring the sign’s steel support beams. The billboard, erected as a counterpoint to a “Keep Christ in Christmas” banner in downtown Pitman, refers to the ancient pagan celebration of the Winter Solstice, held in mid-December to honor the Roman god, Saturn.(snip) Several protesters descended on the billboard over the weekend. A man dressed in a full red Santa suit stood sentry in the cold for hours, holding a placard that referenced “Obamass.” On Sunday, a family
A judge has dismissed a $1 million lawsuit against Walmart regarding a 2010 incident in the chain’s Washington Township store that led a customer to claim “severe and disabling emotional and physical harm” after racist comments were broadcast over the store’s public address system. On March 14, 2010, a 16-year-old customer picked up the microphone to the PA system and announced “Attention Walmart customers: all black people must leave the store.” Donnell Battie, who was shopping at the store at the time, filed a suit against the store in 2012 claiming the incident caused emotional damage and harm resulting in depression, anxiety,
WASHINGTON — For the first time, White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett on Wednesday publicly discussed whether she uses her unique relationship with President Barack Obama to do an end-run around other key staffers to influence decisions because of her extraordinary access.(snip)“I’m not the shadow chief of staff,” Jarrett said, picking up the language of her questioner. “I have very specific responsibilities,” she said. Jarrett said she oversees the White House Office of Public Engagement, the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and chairs the White House Council of Women and Girls. The controversy is really over her broader role as trusted senior adviser
President Barack Obama sent Russia a clear message about its treatment of gays and lesbians with who he is — and isn’t — sending to represent the United States at the Sochi Olympics. Billie Jean King will be one of two openly gay athletes in the U.S. delegation for the opening and closing ceremonies, Obama announced Tuesday. For the first time since 2000, however, the U.S. will not send a president, former president, first lady or vice president to the Games. Russia has come under fierce criticism for passing national laws banning “gay propaganda.” Though the White House did not specifically address
President Obama and congressional Democrats passed Obamacare behind closed doors, using back room deals and political/budget payoffs and manipulation. Not a single Republican was included in the structuring of this legislation. (snip)The progressive/left philosophy that Mr. Obama, with Democrat control of the Senate, is imposing on our country has turned the fictional “Clear and Present Danger” into a frightening reality. The liberal Democrat party of Harry Truman and JFK is gone. It no longer exists. Instead, it is controlled by far left, progressive radicals. This American political tragedy, with a domestic and foreign agenda that leans heavily to a socialist
FORT MEADE, Md. — A military judge on Tuesday twice expelled Ramzi bin al-Shibh — one of five Guantánamo Bay detainees facing a death penalty trial — from a courtroom at the military base there in Cuba after he disrupted proceedings by shouting about his treatment.(snip) As guards took him away the second time to watch the hearing on a monitor in a nearby holding cell, Mr. bin al-Shibh’s voice faded from the closed-circuit feed that reporters — some at a media facility on the base, some here at Fort Meade — are allowed to watch. He appeared to be shouting something like “I am not a war criminal; you are a war criminal.”
There´s something a little bit annoying about these calls to talk about Obamacare over Christmas, though on the other hand... -- Getting healthcare coverage is an important topic for a lot of people -- Political and economic issues are more fun to talk about at holidaytime than most other topics that people chit-chat about. But this is not what conservatives are reacting to. They´re flipping out that the face of un-covered America is not manly looking enough. Here are a couple of representative tweets, but really there are a lot more.
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced his delegates to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. And, in what may be a thumb in the eye to Russian President Vladimir Putin over his crackdown on gay rights, two of Obama´s delegates are openly gay. Billie Jean King, the tennis legend, and Caitlin Cahow, an Olympic medalist in women’s ice hockey, are both part of the U.S. delegation. Both are out lesbians. Another member of the U.S. delegation, figure skating Olympic medalist Brian Boitano, routinely declines to answer questions about his sexuality, saying "everybody´s got their own path"
The FBI says it has helped to disrupt or prevent nearly 150 shootings and violent attacks this year, in part by steering potential gunmen toward mental health professionals. It´s an achievement that stands out during a year when President Barack Obama made curbing gun violence a priority, yet has had little success in getting new restrictions enacted. There have been hundreds of these disruptions since 2011, Attorney General Eric Holder recently told an audience of police chiefs, touting the behind-the-scenes work of a small FBI unit based out of Quantico, Va. In most cases, the FBI has helped potential offenders get
Tech giants aren´t on the best terms with the Obama administration lately, with the NSA´s surveillance revelations getting more widespread by the day. But a lot of big tech names have agreed to visit the White House for a chat. The White House just announced a who´s who of tech leaders are coming to Washington tomorrow to meet with President Barack Obama and his team about the tech disaster that was HealthCare.gov, how government can better deliver IT and of course, national security. According to the White House, here are the bigwigs expected to attend:
1. It’s 2013, and the Obama Administration has more than three years left to run. We haven’t even had the midterms yet. Mark Halperin and John Heilemann just put out their tell-all about the 2012 campaign. Give us a break. 2. It’s only twelve months since Hillary stepped down as Secretary of State. At that point, she’d been in the public eye, pretty much constantly, for more than twenty years. Doubtless, she’s enjoying the hiatus. So are we. 3. The folks running the Ready for Hillary campaign sound a bit annoying. They have their own Web site, T-shirts, fund-raising organization, and cardboard
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was hospitalized early Friday morning as a “precaution” after feeling ill, a spokesman said, adding that doctors concluded "everything is normal" after testing. “Early this morning, Senator Reid was not feeling well and as a precaution decided to go to the hospital. Tests have been conducted and everything is normal. He is alert, resting and feeling better,” spokesman Adam Jentleson said in a statement. "Doctors have asked that he remain in the hospital for observation so he will not be working today." The Senate is set to finish its business for the year on Friday.
For a few hours, it looked like Americans would quietly accept the suspension of popular “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson for his unfiltered opinions about sin, sex, gays and blacks in a magazine interview. But then, as if on cue, hundreds of thousands of fans of the openly Christian, duck-hunting businessman took to social networks and started their backlash. As of Thursday night, more than 1.1 million people “liked” the “Stand With Phil Robertson” Facebook page, while about the same number had clicked their support for another Facebook page called “Boycott A&E Until Phil Robertson Is Put Back On Duck
The suspension of Phil Robertson from A&E’s Duck Dynasty is outrageous in a nation that values freedom, according to social critic and openly gay, dissident feminist Camille Paglia. “I speak with authority here, because I was openly gay before the ‘Stonewall rebellion,’ when it cost you something to be so. And I personally feel as a libertarian that people have the right to free thought and free speech,” Paglia, a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, said on Laura Ingraham’s radio show Thursday. “In a democratic country, people have the right to be homophobic as well as they have
The Obama administration Thursday night significantly relaxed the rules of the health-care law for millions of consumers whose individual insurance policies have been canceled, saying they could buy bare-bones health plans or entirely avoid the requirement that most Americans have health insurance. The surprise announcement, four days before the Dec. 23 deadline for people to choose coverage that begins on Jan. 1, triggered an immediate backlash from the health insurance industry and raised new fairness questions about a law intended to promote affordable and comprehensive coverage. “This type of last-minute change will cause tremendous instability in the marketplace and lead
Olympic gold medalist Brian Boitano has announced he is gay. Boitano´s personal news comes two days after the figure skater was named to the official United States 2014 Sochi Olympics delegation by President Obama. "While I am proud to play a public role in representing the American Olympic Delegation as a former Olympic athlete, I have always reserved my private life for my family and friends and will continue to do so," Boitano, 50, said in an official statement. (Snip) Boitano joins tennis player Billie Jean King and Olympic ice hockey bronze medalist Caitlin Cahow as the third openly gay athlete
The A&E Network’s suspension of Phil Robertson, star of the most popular reality show in the history of television, for espousing views on homosexuality identical to those found in the New Testament may not be the first PC lynching in the history of our country, but it is certainly now the most prominent. It is also a singular example of how political correctness, via cultural relativism, is used to undermine democracy and freedom of speech and is, at its core, fascistic. Yes, I just used the f-word and quite deliberately. PC and cultural relativism are the godchildren of Martin Heidegger
At 9:30 a.m. on December 19th, CNN´s Piers Morgan tweeted that the First Amendment "shouldn´t protect vile bigots" like Phil Robertson. And while making this claim, Morgan also reiterated his position that the Second Amendment "shouldn´t protect assault rifle devotees." Twitchy.com posted Morgan´s tweet, as well as one he sent six minutes earlier in he which typed, "Phil Robertson is not a ´victim of political correctness.´ He´s a victim of his own repulsively racist, homophobic bigotry." When defenders of Robertson´s right to speak his mind took to Twitter to tell Morgan how the First Amendment works, Morgan hedged himself in by tweeting, "Calm
It’s not unusual for President Obama to tweet out messages in support of his signature health care law, but a photo attached to one online missive is not getting the type of hype the White House had hoped for. The blogosphere and TV pundits are mocking the picture of a young “hipster”-type man in plaid pajamas and black-frame glasses who, while sipping a warm beverage, looks off camera with a slight grin. “Wear pajamas. Drink hot chocolate. Talk about getting health insurance,” the ad says. The photo got prominent play on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” eliciting laughter from its panel. “You are
Phil Robertson´s anti-gay comments aren´t the only part of his interview with GQ causing controversy. The 67-year-old "Duck Dynasty" star was suspended by A&E Wednesday for calling homosexuality sinful — and putting gay people in same category as terrorists. While those quotes quickly went viral, it wasn´t his only brow-raising statement in the interview; he also implied that African Americans were happier living under Jim Crow laws. "I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once," the reality star said of growing up in pre-Civil-Rights-era Louisiana. "Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked
This is the Obamacare Pajama boy in the latest Organizing for Action ad. Pajamacare boy is Ethan Krupp, an Organizing for Action employee and the subject of ridicule after OFA created a social ad encouraging everyone to sign up for Obamacare. Krupp was featured in the first "Get Talking" video, which was released by Organizing for Action in November. He thought that was pretty cool and said as much on Twitter.
America may be on the verge of a long-needed discussion over the limits of discourse on homosexual acts. Phil Robertson, patriarch of the family that stars in Duck Dynasty, the most popular program in the history of cable television, was interviewed by GQ Magazine, and was asked what in his mind is sinful: "Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there." (snip) Robertson spoke of homosexual behavior - i.e., acts. He took care not to characterize homosexuality per se as sinful. This is quite consistent with Christian doctrine of loving the sinner while hating the sin. That crucial point
The problem with solutions is that few of them tend to be perfect, even if they act in a mostly benign manner. Actions produce reactions, a principle as true in politics as it is in physics, and those tend to multiply when solutions increase in complexity. The nature of these unintended consequences changes dramatically when complex “solutions” turn out to be poorly designed and incompetently administered. The rollout of the Affordable Care Act has provided many real-world examples of this, but perhaps none so “unintended” as the consequences discovered by the Seattle Times this weekend. Carol Ostrom, The Times’ health