Reuters – President Barack Obama will visit Indonesia‘s largest mosque and make a major outdoor speech directed at the global Muslim community when he visits Indonesia next month, the White House said on Thursday.Obama leaves on November 5 on a 10-day trip to India, Indonesia, South Korea and Japan.
In a radio interview Monday on Univision, President Obama chided Latinos who “sit out the election instead of saying, ‘We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us.’”Quite a uniter, urging Hispanics to exact political revenge on their enemies — presumably, for example, the near-60% of Americans who support the new Arizona immigration law.
This from a president who won’t even use “enemies” to describe an Iranian regime that is helping kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. This from a man who rose to prominence thunderously declaring that we were not blue states or red states, not black America or white America or Latino America — but the United States of America.This is how the great post-partisan, post-racial, New Politics presidency ends — not with a bang, not with a whimper, but with a desperate election-eve plea for ethnic retribution. Nice.Yet press secretary Robert Gibbs‘ dismay is reserved for Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and the “disappointing” negativity of his admission that “the single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.
“McConnell, you see, is supposed to say that he will try very hard to work with the president after the election.But it is blindingly clear that nothing of significance will be enacted. Over the next two years, Republicans will not be able to pass anything of importance to them — such as repealing ObamaCare — because of the presidential veto.
CANON CITY, Colo. AP — Colorado gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo says President Barack Obama is a bigger threat to the United States than al-Qaida or terrorism.He made the comments while campaigning in Canon City Tuesday, and his comments were reported Wednesday by the Canon City Daily Record.Tancredo said that Obama posed a threat to the Constitution, saying: “It’s not al-Qaida, it’s the guy sitting in the White House.
“Tancredo also said he believes Obama and Democratic Colorado gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper are “kindred spirits.”Tancredo has a reputation for controversial comments, including a suggestion that the United States bomb Islam’s holy sites if attacked by nuclear weapons.
Dart Not Running For MayorCHICAGO CBS – Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart will not be running for mayor of Chicago.“To both run for mayor and to be mayor is not something that I’ll be doing,” Dart said at a news conference outside the Cook County Criminal Courthouse and Jail Complex Wednesday morning.
Audio and Video Here: http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2010/10/27/report-dart-not-running-for-mayor/
October 26, 2010 “The Independent” – Is Barack Obama a politician whose actions should be judged soberly, or a figure from a feel-good fairytale to be revered from afar?For two years now, most of the good and honorable people who desperately wanted him to beat John McCain – as I did –have watched his actions through a distorting haze of hoping for the best.
So when Obama set us all up for another global crash by refusing to reregulate the banks or stop even their riskiest practices, we looked away. When Obama set us all up for more terror attacks by trebling the troops in Afghanistan and launching a vicious air war on Pakistan that is swelling the ranks of jihadis, we didn’t want to hear it. When Obama set us all up for environmental disaster by refusing to put the brakes on his country’s unprecedented and unmatched emissions of climate-destabilizing gases, we switched over to watch will.i.am’s YouTube rejig of the President’s “yes, we can” speech. And when a week from now he is beaten at the mid-term elections – after having so little to show the American people – by a group of even more irrational Republicans, we will weep for him.
As Rober D. Hodge writes in his excellent new book ‘The Mendacity of Hope’, “Obama is judged not as a man but as a fable, a tale of moral uplift that redeems the sins of America’s shameful past.” Our longing for him to be Martin Luther King reborn has meant good people have not pushed and pressured and opposed him, even as he endangered us.But if you choose to see this as another fairytale – of how one man who seemed like a Good Prince turned out to be a Traitor – you will miss the point, and the real need for change. This is not primary a question of individual failings, but of the endemic corruption at the core of American politics. The facts are not hidden. If you want to run for national office in the US, you have to raise huge sums of money from corporations and very rich people to pay for the adverts and the mailings that get you on the ballot and into office. These corporations will only give you money if you persuade them that you will serve their interests once you are in power.
If you say instead that you want to prevent anything destructive they are doing to ordinary people, or tax and regulate them, you will get no money, and can’t run.
-WASHINGTON – In the days leading up to the United States Congress mid-term elections, senior Republicans are contemplating transferring the annual foreign aid responsibilities, provided these days to Israel from the State Department‘s foreign aid budget, to the hands of the Pentagon.According to advocates of this proposal, disconnecting Israel from the foreign aid’s law will guarantee the continued support while also allowing the Republicans to take control of the foreign aid budget and the money flow to other countries.
Israel is the biggest beneficiary of US foreign aid in its current formant. A couple of years ago, the Bush administration approved a 30 billion dollar aid budget to Israel, spreading out over a decade.
Since signing their peace agreement back in 1979, Israel and Egypt have received most of US foreign aid budget, which is approved every year by each of the Two Houses of Congress.Eric Cantor, the only Jewish Republican serving in the US House of Representatives, has recently told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency JTA, that the House of Representatives, headed by the Republican Party, will work towards stopping the American aid to countries who do not operate according to American interest.
This means that there is a possibility that the House of Representatives will not approve the foreign aid budget submitted by the Government.
The Supreme Court Sold Out Our Democracy — How to Fight the Corporate Takeover of Our Elections : Information Clearing House: ICH
- - Election 2010 is being fought on a wave of campaign dollars unleashed on the American people by the Supreme Court in its Citizens United v. FEC decision. The court, led by a majority of staunch right-wingers, struck down limits on third-party “electioneering” ads based on a tortured interpretation of the First Amendment guarantee of free speech.Thomas Mann, a Brookings Institution scholar, wrote that the decision “will likely go down in history as one of the Supreme Court’s most egregious exercises of judicial activism.
“ Rep. Peter Fazio, D-Oregon, told the Huffington Post last week that “the Supreme Court has done a tremendous disservice to the United States of America… They have done more to undermine our democracy with their Citizens United decision than all of the Republican operatives in the world in this campaign.” DeFazio said he is “investigating articles of impeachment” against Chief Justice John Roberts for committing perjury when he promised he wouldn’t be a judicial activist during his Senate confirmation hearings.The floodgates are open, and American democracy is at risk. But the decision didn’t emerge out of thin air.
Rather, it was the culmination of the development, over more than a century, of a bizarre theory of jurisprudence that holds that corporations enjoy the same Constitutional rights as human beings.For years, it was believed the concept was enshrined in the law by the Supreme Court in 1886, but in his groundbreaking book, Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became People — And How You Can Fight Back, historian and radio host Thom Hartmann revealed that the principle was in fact the result of what may be the greatest corporate fraud ever perpetrated on the American people.
Mikhail Gorbachev, the former leader of the Soviet Union, has warned that Afghanistan risks turning into another Vietnam, telling Nato that victory is impossible.By The TelegraphOctober 27, 2010 “The Telegraph” – -Mr Gorbachev, who pulled Russian troops out of Afghanistan in 1989 after a 10-year war, said the US had no alternative but to withdraw troops.
“Victory is impossible in Afghanistan. [Barack] Obama is right to pull the troops out. No matter how difficult it will be,” he told the BBC.Mr Gorbachev added that as the Soviets prepared to withdraw from Afghanistan, the US was training militants, “the same ones who today are terrorising Afghanistan and more and more of Pakistan”.He said that because of this, withdrawal would be more difficult.”But what’s the alternative – another Vietnam? Sending in half-a-million troops? That wouldn’t work.
“His comments came amid news that Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian president, will attend a Nato summit next month, to discuss plans for Russian forces to return to Afghanistan.Nato officials said Russia had agreed to sell helicopters to Afghanistan and provide training.Moscow will allow Nato forces to withdraw equipment from Afghanistan overland for the first time, in proposals expected to be agreed in Lisbon.
“The summit can mark a new start in the relationship between Nato and Russia,” said Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the Nato secretary-general.”We will hopefully agree on a broad range of areas in which we can develop practical co-operation on Afghanistan, counter-terrorism, counter-narcotics.”He also said that British and US troops would remain on Afghanistan’s front lines for years under an open-ended agreement to be signed at the summit. Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, has demanded that his forces take over the fight against the Taliban by 2014.
By Amy GoodmanOctober 27, 2010 “Truthdig” — Just days away from crucial midterm elections, WikiLeaks, the whistle-blower website, unveiled the largest classified military leak in history. Almost 400,000 secret Pentagon documents relating to the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq were made available online. The documents, in excruciating detail, portray the daily torrent of violence, murder, rape and torture to which Iraqis have been subjected since George W. Bush declared “Mission Accomplished.”
The WikiLeaks release, dubbed “The Iraq War Logs,” has been topping the headlines in Europe. But in the U.S., it barely warranted a mention on the agenda-setting Sunday talk shows.First, the documents themselves. I spoke with Julian Assange, the founder and editor in chief of WikiLeaks.org. He explained: “These documents cover the periods of 2004 to the beginning of 2010. It is the most accurate description of a war to have ever been released … each casualty, where it happened, when it happened and who was involved, according to internal U.S. military reporting.”David Leigh, investigations editor at the Guardian of London, told me the leak “represents the raw material of history … what the unvarnished version does is confirm what many of us feared and what many journalists have attempted to report over the years, that Iraq became a bloodbath, a real bloodbath of unnecessary killings, of civilian slaughter, of torture and of people being beaten to death.”The reports, in bland bureaucratic language and rife with military jargon, are grisly in detail. Go to the website and search the hundreds of thousands of records.
Words like “rape,” “murder,” “execution,” “kidnapping” and “decapitation” return anywhere from hundreds to thousands of reports, documenting not only the scale and regularity of the violence, but, ultimately, a new total for civilian deaths in Iraq.The British-based Iraq Body Count, which maintains a carefully researched database on just the documented deaths in Iraq, estimates that the Iraq War Logs document an additional 15,000 heretofore unrecorded civilian deaths, bringing the total, from when the invasion began, to more than 150,000 deaths, 80 percent of which are civilian.
The undercover British officer crept silently through the bushes, his tartan kilt a bizarre form of dress for a man who did not want to be conspicuous.Then he stopped to take in the awesome might of the enemy. Through the gloom, he could make out the 15,000 battle-scarred men and 200 machines of the cruellest and most feared of all the SS forces in war-torn France in the summer of 1944.Parked up for the night, their tanks, half-tracks and heavy guns stretched as far as his eyes could see.
How could he and the tiny band of amateurish French Resistance fighters he commanded possibly take on these professional killers? Yet that, come what may, was his mission.Tommy Macpherson was an exceptional warrior-hero, acknowledged by experts as one of the bravest, most determined and resourceful British soldiers of WW II The notorious Das Reich panzer division was on its way from southern France to Normandy to help repel the Allied armies that had landed there on D-Day.
Today, at 90, he is Britain’s most decorated former soldier.His story — told in his forthcoming autobiography — is one of remarkable daring and danger, outstanding even in the annals of that unique generation, as he fought his very special war, almost entirely behind enemy lines.’
Matt Drudge has a brilliant picture of an ocean liner about to capsize with the caption “Gallup Sees Tidal Wave,” in a scene reminiscent of the classic 1972 disaster movie The Poseidon Adventure the still may be from the film itself. I’ve frequently compared the Obama presidency to the Titanic, but perhaps an analogy with the fictional doomed SS Poseidon might be more apt, considering the scale of the Tsunami about to hit Washington on November 2nd and flip Congress upside down.
Gallup has another devastating poll which makes extremely grim reading for the White House today. Gallup’s polling shows that 48 percent of Americans now regard themselves as conservative, higher than each of the last three midterms, compared to just 20 percent who describe themselves as liberals. In addition, Gallup reveals that 55 percent of likely voters next week are Republican or lean Republican, in contrast to 40 percent who are Democrat or lean Democrat. Here are Gallup’s latest findings:Gallup’s latest figures on the composition of the 2010 electorate suggest that, consistent with an earlier Gallup report, those voting in this year’s congressional elections across the country will be similar in gender, age, and education to 2006 voters. At the same time, they will be substantially more Republican in their party orientation, and more conservative than has been the case in the past several midterms.Specifically, 55% of likely voters in Gallup’s Oct. 14-24, 2010, polling are Republicans and independents who lean Republican. This is higher than the Republican showing in the past four midterm elections, although not too dissimilar to the 51% found in 2002. The corollary of this is that the 40% of likely voters now identifying as Democratic is the lowest such percentage of the past several midterms…
The Democrats can’t garner votes in the 2010 general elections by bragging about their legislative achievements—greater government control of our health care, more wasteful spending than ever in human history. Nor can they run on the results of their governing—chronic high unemployment and economic stagnation. So, of course, they complain about the election process, specifically about campaign spending by what they label “special interest groups.” These are not to be confused with the groups pushing special interests—government employee unions, trial lawyers—that give big bucks to them.
The “process posse” has bemoaned this year’s Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case that struck down provisions of the McCain-Feingold law that limited spending on political speech during election seasons, at just the time that free speech is most needed. The Court rightly said that businesses and unions can spend their own money on ads putting forward their views on the issues of the day.The Dems’ special kvetch this time is that the money is from “unknown” shadowy groups and individuals, some of it from “overseas.” Oh no! Are foreign governments trying to buy our election? This charge concerns minute amounts of money collected as dues from overseas branches of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, money that is sequestered from the Chamber’s political spending and in any case is hardly a secret.The Dems and liberals in general complain more broadly about how money dominates elections and somehow corrupts the democratic process. But as columnist George Will is fond of pointing out, Americans spend as much each year on yogurt as is spent on political campaigns. Or Proctor and Gamble spends as much on advertising their products.
But let’s discuss the process issue and put it in its proper context
PITTSBURGH AP — A Pennsylvania couple claims in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday that their newborn was taken by county officials when a drug test the mother took came out positive because she had eaten a poppy seed bagel.The American Civil Liberties Union filed the suit on behalf of Elizabeth Mort and her fiance, Alex Rodriguez, against the Lawrence County Children and Youth Services and Jameson Health System.
The suit says the couple’s 3-day-old daughter was taken from the couple’s home and held for five days before authorities admitted they had made a mistake and returned the child……
The apostate American Left of today holds the position that the Founding Fathers original intent for the Constitution was to be an “evolving” and “living” document to fit and conform to the hour and day which Americans are living in. America has devolved into a lawless, narcissistic, decadent, and immoral nation because of the ABANDONMENT of the ideals of our Founding Fathers.
Therefore, the Left believes that the Constitution must also change due to the lawless practices of godlessness by many including themselves, and the immoral decadence which exists must be accommodated by calling it “normal” and “constitutional.”
It doesn’t matter how many people you can get to agree that 2 + 2 = 5, it is still wrong, no matter how many math scholars and college professors you can win to your side. Absolutes are absolutes. Truth is truth. Morality transcends the vain imaginations of godless man, and natural laws must always prevail as they are always relevant and absolute, like it or not.My friends, nothing could be more damaging to a healthy society than holding this pluralistic and relative position. It is a damnable lie, and those who adhere to it will only reap the consequences of its poisonous fruit.
Are we not as a nation beginning to reap a whirlwind tornado of calamities for abandoning our Founding Fathers’ timeless wisdom and accurate insights? The rhetorical answer is yes, we absolutely are.
BELGRADE, Serbia — An American whose U.S. Air Force bomber was shot down over the Balkans during World War II is on a new mission in the region: Correct a historic injustice against a former Serb guerrilla leader.In the summer of 1944, Lt. Col. Milton Friend’s B-24 Liberator was downed by German fighter planes over central Serbia.
He said Gen. Draza Mihailovic saved his life – and those of 500 of his fellow airmen – in the largest air rescue of Americans behind enemy lines during a war.The former Air Force navigator, now 88 and living in Boynton Beach, Florida, is to testify at a Belgrade court Friday at a hearing to exonerate the Serb general, whom Yugoslav communists sentenced as a Nazi collaborator and executed in 1946.Mihailovic was not “a villain, but a hero,” Friend said Thursday in an interview with The Associated Press.
“He saved 500 people and helped them rejoin their families. He did not save only 500 lives, but thousands of their future generations now living in the United States,” Friend said.
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…Now that we have cleared away the smoke and mirrors of the mainstream liberal establishment, it’s crucial to consider that students might be tempted to think Dr. Paul is just a mainline neo-conservative. This is also not true. Dr. Paul, like his extremely popular father, Dr. Ron Paul, has as his main agenda balancing the budget and the private Federal Reserve banking system.
The Federal Reserve is a private institution that prints fiat money and controls our monetary system, as well as our government. It is Conway who supported banker bailouts and cap and trade—two massively unpopular and now exposed scams that the Pauls both opposed. What has propped up this system? The answer is career politicians who have no term limits. Term limits is the other key platform of Dr. Paul, and Rand has pledged to work towards this goal. The other proof of Rand Paul’s unique perspective, and that he is not a mainline Republican is that he has been opposed by Dick Cheney and Trey Grayson—two key neo-con figures.
President Barack Obama has reached new lows in terms of presidential approval ratings for the amount of time he has been in office. Jack Conway represents a continuation of the highly unpopular Obamacare and bailout policies of the mainline left. However, what we find is that it is the Pauls who are the true populists, and who are committed to addressing and fixing the central issue that is the means to the end of our republic—that of the debt-based, inflationary system known as the Federal Reserve.
Conway has no such plans. Dr. Rand Paul is a physician, and not a career politician. I would urge students to examine the issue, looking past the hype and media gossip and examine the issues. In so doing, I trust intelligent students will see that Rand Paul is the only choice that makes sense for our future, as opposed to establishment status quo Obamanomics.
One wonders how Ed Whelan of the Ethics and Public Policy Center managed to get a hold of a private letter sent to President Obama by Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe advising him against nominating Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, but be that as it may, its contents are quite interesting and show just how nakedly political Tribe’s view of a justice really is and also how little he thinks of Sotomayor.
In the May 2009 letter PDF link here, Tribe advises Obama to refrain from choosing Sotomayor because “she’s not nearly as smart as she seems to think she is” and also that she is a “bully” who would would be unable to try to persuade frequent SCOTUS swing vote Anthony Kennedy to a “pragmatically progressive direction,” something that Tribe believes former justice David Souter had managed to do on occasion.Instead of choosing Sotomayor, Tribe advised the newly elected president appoint Elena Kagan, the then-dean of the Harvard law school whom Obama would later nominate to the Court for a different vacancy, because he saw her as being more skilled at swaying Kennedy given her experience “gently but firmly persuading a bunch of prima donnas” at Harvard Law:
Barack Obama once stood in front of the SEIU and thanked them for all that they do for him. During his speech, he said that the “SEIU agenda is his agenda” and that he would work extra hard to push it forward.Just a couple of days ago, early-voting reports from Nevada emerged saying people who went to place their vote for Sharron Angle received quite a surprise:
…It’s no surprise that trust in Congress has fallen to record lows on President Obama’s watch. To force his job-killing agenda through Congress, Washington Democrats have written bills behind closed doors, cut backroom deals, attempted to manipulate the rules so they could circumvent the will of the people, and ignored their responsibility to write a budget. President Obama got what he wanted, but Americans didn’t get the change – or the hope – they were promised.
With the Pledge to America, a governing agenda built by listening to the people, Republicans are offering a clear plan to deliver an open, accountable, and transparent Congress: We will “read the bill” and require legislation be publicly available at least 3 days before voting on it. We will adhere to the Constitution and require every bill to cite its specific Constitutional Authority. We will ensure an open and bipartisan debate on all spending bills. We will advance legislative issues one at a time and end the practice of massive bills that address unrelated issues.
These reforms are designed to help restore public trust and give government back to the people. Learn more about the Pledge at
The Pentagon wants computers to see into the future — and stop crimes before they happen.As the U.S Army considers whether Col. Nidal Hasan, the suspect in last year’s Fort Hood massacre, should face a court-martial, it also is looking at whether the military missed signals that might have indicated what was about to happen.
Now a Pentagon research arm is asking scientists to create a way to scan billions of e-mails to identify suspects in advance so that crimes can be stopped before they are committed.That’s the goal of the latest $35 million project announced by DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which is credited with breakthroughs like the internet, GPS and stealth technology.
But this latest idea is already is drawing fire from privacy and security experts.
Full article here
The state denied registration of an estimated 30,000 Arizonans who failed to prove their citizenship during the first four years of the law, said John Greenbaum, legal director for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, one of the groups challenging the statute.But the 9th Circuit struck down the proof-of-citizenship requirements as being in conflict with a national voter registration law passed by Congress, which has paramount authority under the U.S. Constitution to regulate federal election procedures.
She was there to promote a book about angels, but the hosts of US chat show The View probably never expected Jane Seymour to reveal that her family is being watched over by a very famous one.The former Bond girl says that she believes her teenage son is channelling the spirit of late country music star Johnny Cash.
The actress, who was close friends with the legendary musician and his wife June Carter made the head-scratching admission during an appearance on US chat show The View. The Ring of Fire singer was godfather to her 14-year-old son Johnny, who has followed in his footsteps by taking up music.
Host Barbara Walters commented: ‘You have said that you feel that the departed Johnny Cash is being channelled through your son.’
In this shocking interview available for the first time to Prison Planet.tv subscribers, former Hitler Youth member and World War Two veteran Hilmar Von Campe warns that America’s collective turn away from God is greasing the skids for the state to take over as the ultimate authority, threatening a repeat of the rise of National Socialism, as he warns that the Obama White House and the United States government in general now more closely embrace the political doctrines of the Nazis than they do those of the founding fathers.
Von Campe is a lecturer and author of the book Defeating the Totalitarian Lie: A Former Hitler Youth Warns America.Von Campe explains how when he returned from the war he was determined to find out how the Germans, a relatively cultured and civil people before the rise of the Nazis, could have allowed a monster like Hitler to implement the Third Reich. Von Campe attributes the fall of Germany to the Nazis partly to “Godlessness,” a collapse in moral standards, and the German people acting contrary to God’s desires. Based on this revelation, he has created a formula to try and prevent countries from succumbing to tyranny in future.Von Campe explains how children were indoctrinated by the state and the education system to uphold Nazi beliefs and then spy on and inform on their parents if they didn’t follow suit, as a way of breaking up families and enforcing a single ideology.
He also reveals how the Nazis insisted upon discussion about religion and God being kept out of society, in the interests of ensuring that the people could not call on a higher authority than the state and therefore were less inclined to resist the Nazi takeover.
Contrary to some of the nonsense re. Republicans making nice with Obama out there, listen to House Minority Leader John Boehner R-Ohio quoted in The Hill today:Boehner, the party leader who would likely become Speaker in a GOP-controlled House, distanced himself from a senior senator’s suggestion last week that trying to repeal the new healthcare reform law wasn’t in Republicans’ best interest.
“This is not a time for compromise, and I can tell you that we will not compromise on our principles,” Boehner said during an appearance on conservative Sean Hannity‘s radio show.Whether — or to what extent — Republicans will look to compromise with President Obama and congressional Democrats is a major issue for the party on the verge of Nov. 2′s elections. Republicans are within striking distance of winning the net 39 seats they need to take back the House, and are expected to win back seats in the Senate.
Boehner seemed to cast his lot with some of the more aggressively conservative members of his party by vowing not to compromise. Some more centrist figures in the party have urged the party to work with Democrats on some issues, though. Sen. Lindsey Graham R-S.C. said Tuesday that Republicans should work with Obama on Social Security and other issues, while Gregg said last week that repealing healthcare reform — the GOP’s long-stated goal — was not a good idea.
“I love Judd Gregg, but maybe he doesn’t get it,” Boehner said Wednesday in a rebuke to Gregg, the top Republican on budget issues in the Senate who’s set to retire at the end of his term in January. “We’re going to do everything — and I mean everything we can do — to kill it, stop it, slow it down, whatever we can.”Boehner did open the door to working with Obama, though he said it would have to be on Republicans’ terms. “To the extent the president wants to work with us, in terms of our goals,” the Ohio Republican explained, “we’d welcome his involvement.”Likewise from Mike Pence via HotAirPundit…”What I said was, there will be no compromise on ending this era of runaway spending, deficits and debt , there will be no compromise on repealing Obamacare lock, stock and barrel” …Pence was on the highly rated Parker Spitzer program on CNNSounds great- here’s two aware that they will be held to it…
more at Reaganite Republican
“The president reveals he gave the order to shoot down planes on September 11 — and at first thought the plane in PA had been shot down,” reports Matt Drudge in an exclusive story about George W. Bush’s upcoming book Decision Points, set to be released on November 9.
As we have documented for years, all the evidence indicates Flight 93 was shot down. Here’s a summary of evidence.
FLASHBACK: Military Whistleblower Claims She Witnessed Flight 93 Shootdown OrderFLASHBACK: Many Eyewitnesses Saw Flight 93FLASHBACK: Crashing Plane Leaves Debris Field Miles WideFLASHBACK: Flight 93 Eyewitness AccountsRumsfeld Says Flight 93 Shot Down
Former Governor of Minnesota, ex-Navy SEAL and retired pro-wrestler Jesse Ventura has renewed the call for a new investigation into the events of 9/11 in the face of dramatic new evidence that is coming to light every week.“You’ve got all this evidence but clearly when you look at what happened, and the results of all of it, it shows clearly that these commissions and these official government investigations are frauds.”
Ventura told nationally syndicated radio host Alex Jones.“They don’t seek the truth, they are there to simply push the government’s story of whatever that may be – what they want said about what happened.” Ventura continued as he and Jones presented and analyzed previously unseen video and eyewitness accounts from September 11 2001 that suggest secondary explosions were a contributing factor to the destruction of the World Trade Center.“When you look at the whole commission, it got run by Zelikow, who comes right out of the White House – he was the guy in charge. If they didn’t unanimously agree on something, it wasn’t even entered into it.”
Ventura noted, also adding that the 9/11 Commission failed to even mention the total and symmetrical collapse of building 7, a 47 story skyscraper that was not attacked on 9/11, yet fell straight down into it’s own footprint later the same afternoon.“Anything that doesn’t fit into their scenario, they just ignore.” Ventura added.The former governor also noted that originally there was never even going to be an investigation into the attacks of any kind, and that it was only via pressure from the victims’ relatives that a commission was appointed.“When pressure came from the families and they demanded an investigation, well who’s the first person they come up with to run it?
Henry Kissinger. Well, there was outcry and outrage over that because of all of his contacts and everything he’s into… Then you look at it from a logical point of view, did they really and truly want to investigate?” Ventura stated.“Well when you learn that they spent a hundred million dollars to investigate Whitewater – where ultimately in the end I guess they learned that the president cheated on his wife – and then initially for the murder of 300 people at 9/11, they allocate 4 million.
It ended up going to 12 or 13 million in the end but that alone should cause you to say there wasn’t a real investigation going to be done here.” he added…
To explain the personal journey an individual takes from wide eyed liberal to level headed conservative, Winston Churchill once said “If you are not a liberal at 20, you have no heart. If you are not Conservative by 40, you have no brain.”
Experience proves this is true.One of the benefits of age is the wisdom that comes along with the gray hair.With a lifetime of experience the differences between liberal and conservative positions are easy to see and articulate. Having a growing family makes turning away from liberal ideas very easy because they don’t work. As the head of my family it is my duty to defend and protect them from all enemies as they become evident.With his baptism Sunday, we welcomed our fifth grandchild a happy and, by the grace of God, healthy baby boy into our Christian community.All of our grandchildren were with us and all of them joined us for a celebration afterward.
As I looked at the three girls and two boys ranging from 17 to newborn my joy was tempered by the reality that among them, they already owe more than 1.2 million dollars as their share of the national debt.None of them voted for any of the politicians who plunged them and us into this crushing debt. None of them has expressed support for giving illegal aliens healthcare or sending our tax money to Brazil so it can drill for oil where liberals forbid us to go.
Our grandchildren can’t vote, but they are our children’s children so it up to us to vote for them. Their parents feed and care for them, but we are the ones who must take to the streets to save their futures.
For decades, the faded photograph of a baby Japanese girl and a child’s colorful drawing hung on a wall in the Brookline home of Franklin Hobbs III.As a 21-year-old U.S. soldier fighting on Iwo Jima, one of the bloodiest battles of World War II, Hobbs found them in the pocket of a fallen Japanese soldier and took them as a souvenir.
The reports are rolling in from all over the country. A Craven County, NC resident attempts to vote a straight Republican ticket but his choices come up straight Democrat four times, despite receiving assistance from poll workers.
In NC’s Lenoir County, registered Democrat Ervin Norville also tries to vote straight Republican but finds that his ballot has the names of several Democrat candidates selected. Boulder City, NV resident Joyce Ferrara says that when she and several others went to vote for Sharon Angle, they found that Senator Harry Reid‘s name was already checked off.
In Dallas County, TX‘ congressional district 30, Democrat Eddie Bernice Johnson‘s name was the only one on the ballot in a few locations no, he isn’t running unopposed. And some states have been late in mailing out military absentee ballots, whose recipients, interestingly, are known for their Republican leanings.
These happenings are generally referred to as “mistakes” and “glitches,” but if that’s all they are, then we’re witnessing a truly historic anomaly. Because either the mainstream media is now suppressing stories of mistakes and glitches benefitting Republicans, or the laws of probability have suddenly been rescinded and tossed coins are coming up donkey tails every time.
Welcome to American elections, Venezuelan style.I have long said that this election would see vote fraud of unprecedented magnitude.
And it does seem that a perfect storm of such criminality is brewing.
Obamaland has awakened a sleeping giant. There are lifelong Democrats who are shocked and disgusted by the heavy handed Saul Alinsky tactics of the Obama Administration, and are fleeing the once noble Democratic party because “being a patriotic American who loves this country is intellectually incompatible with being a Democrat.”
As members of the tea party, and as I reported here based on my personal experience, American citizens caught in the former Clinton Administration’s crosshairs, can attest to, you could be next.
Let’s face it: Most Americans don’t have much use for either of the major political parties and think it would be better to dump the entire Congress on Election Day.A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 65% of Likely U.S. Voters say if they had the option next week, they would vote to get rid of the entire Congress and start all over again.
Only 20% would opt to keep the entire Congress instead.
Fifteen percent 15% aren’t sure. To see survey question wording, click here.Of course, the Political Class strongly disagrees. While 84% of Mainstream voters would opt to get rid of the entire Congress, 64% of the Political Class would vote instead to keep them all.Not surprisingly, 82% of Republicans and 78% of unaffiliateds say dump them all. Despite their party’s control of both the House and Senate, Democratic voters are fairly evenly divided: 44% say it’s better to keep the entire Congress, but 38% would prefer to give all the national legislators the heave-ho.Thirty-eight percent 38% of all voters have a favorable opinion of the Democratic Party after its two years of controlling both the White House and Congress. But 53% view the Democrats unfavorably.As for the party out of power but knocking on the door, just 29% view Republicans favorably, while 54% hold an unfavorable opinion of them.Only 61% of Republicans offer a favorable opinion of the GOP, a figure perhaps reflective of the fact that most Republican voters believe their party leaders are out of touch with the base.Seventy-six percent 76% of Democrats have a favorable opinion of their party.
Among all voters, just three percent 3% have a favorable opinion of both parties, while 18% view both unfavorably. Seventy-nine percent 79% offer mixed reviews.
This is it, the one book you need to read if you want to understand the big picture, connect all the dots, and understand current times, and future events and trends that will be unfolding.
This ground-breaking book by best-selling author Brannon Howse is the result of thousands of hours of research over many years and is must reading for every teenager and adult.Brannon reveals how the worldviews of 21 dead people are still influencing every aspect of American life and vying for the hearts and minds of adults and students.
Whether we are discussing, law, science, economics, history, family, social issues, education or religion, the people and worldviews seeking to further their agenda in these disciplines are almost always connected back to four major forces. Brannon reveals the connection between occultism/pagan spirituality, the apostate church, the educational establishment and government/corporations.
Through this book you will come to understand the oppositions worldview, heroes, goals, strategies, masking terms, networks and targets. Those who share the worldviews of these 21 enemies of our constitutional republic and Biblical worldview do not want their agenda and its consequences to be revealed to the American people.
Above all, they do not want us to equip and train our children and grandchildren with a Biblical worldview by which to recognize, reject, and fight against their seductive and destructive lies. This book will equip you to do just that as Brannon gives specific and pro-active responses you can take to make this the finest hour for the American church.
Here is the list of twenty-one for which Brannon has dug up worldview facts you must know and prepare to oppose:Saul Alinsky, Karl Marx, John Dewey, John Maynard Keynes, Aldous Huxley, Charles Darwin, Friedrich Nietzsche, Margaret Sanger, William James, Alice Bailey, Helen Schucman, Sigmund Freud, Alfred Kinsey, Benjamin Bloom, B.F. Skinner, The Frankfurt School, Soren Kierkegaard, Julius Wellhausen, Christopher Columbus Langdell, Betty Friedan and Roger Baldwin…
How many times has it been said about whoever occupies the White House“No matter what, he is our President. We must respect him”Some people carry this a bit far. The president of the United States should be treated with respect for the following reasons: Whether we like him or not, he was selected by the majority of our peers.
Their opinions matter and should be regarded as important. Whether we like him or not, he is the most powerful person in the world. That power must be acknowledged.Yeah, well, my Dad always said respect is a two way street.Barack Obama is not my President. I am his enemy, and Obama’s the one who decided that.In a interview with Univision, Obama said “If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, ‘We’re going to punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us,’ if they don’t see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it’s going to be harder and that’s why I think it’s so important that people focus on voting on November 2.”
“We’re going to punish our enemies”ENEMIES.I can’t take my eyes off of that.And we don’t have any core American values. “Those aren’t the kinds of folks who represent our core American values.”As one of the readers here noted, Obama is speaking about his version of American values, and not the values of normal Americans.
Those of us who would like to see American law upheld do not share the same values as Obama.We are the enemies of the United States. The President of the United States has declared us enemies.This is the bastard guy who promised to change the tone in Washington.
I guess you could say that he has changed the tone. Obama has made Washington and politics absolutely toxic.
EDITOR’S NOTE…”[Obama] said [t]hey [the Republicans] can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back.’”Here is reaction to the president’s remarks from Fox News Legal Analyst Peter Johnson, Jr. as seen on “Fox & Friends” on October 27.BRIAN KILMEADE, CO-HOST: Sure, this midterm election is a week away, but should the president be bringing up imagery of segregation, bringing it into politics or do you not see it in those words?
Does he not see it? We’re joined by Peter Johnson, Jr.PETER JOHNSON, JR./FOX NEWS LEGAL ANALYST: It’s a peculiar and strange and haunting and really backward reference that we’re seeing by the president.What we’re really seeing is reference to the notion of being in the back of the bus. That’s a matter of sad american history, embarrassing american history.Rosa Parks in December 1955 changed the course of American history when she decided that she would not give up her seat [on a public bus] for a white person. And it ended the concept across the country of African-Americans being in the back of the bus, literally, in every way in terms of our society.
So now we have a president referring to this kind of malignant, charged era in American history and saying in a long narrative, and it’s incredible what he said, that somehow the car’s in ditch, that the Republicans are — it’s incredible — at the top of the ditch drinking Slurpees, kicking dirt in the face of the president and others who are trying to get this car out of the ditch.
And once the car is out of the ditch and the Republicans demand the keys you can’t have the keys, but we’ll let you sit in the back of the bus.
ST. LOUIS — A charged political atmosphere has both Republicans and Democrats preparing teams of observers to hold watch at the polls next week.Partisan poll watchers are nothing new in elections — they are positioned by parties to question the eligibility of a potential voters, or make sure that eligible voters are not turned away from the polls.
This year, the presence of the Tea Party in local and national politics has added an extra layer of concern for Democrats.On Tuesday, the New York Times reported that a push by the Tea Party to patrol the polls has sparked fears of voter intimidation.
The story cites plans by the Tea Party in St. Paul to form “surveillance squads” that would watch for potential voter irregularities.A spokeswoman for the St. Louis Tea Party, Jen Ennenbach, said they have no such plans to monitor the polls.
Your Midterm Mandate Is Clear, Republicans: Stop Obama
Pajamas Media ^ | October 28, 2010 | Bryan Preston
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 9:30:54 AM by Kaslin
If Republicans win next week, they will carry a mandate from the people to stop Barack Obama’s drive to re-shape America into his radical image.
Suppose you own an older home, and you want to give it a makeover. A major makeover. Maybe even take it into “extreme makeover” territory. Before you can build the new rooms, walls, and so forth, you have to plan. And that plan must include, among other things, destroying at least some of what’s there. Take a look at this time lapse video to see what I’m talking about.
Tear down the old house, replace it with another one. That’s a pretty fundamental transformation. Destruction had to take place before the rebuilding could begin. Keeping that in mind, let’s rewind to one of candidate Obama’s favorite lines in the closing days of the 2008 campaign that made him president of the United States.
The crowds cheered wildly for his promise to “fundamentally transform” America. But did they know what they were cheering for? Did they know that they were cheering for both parts of “fundamental transformation” — not just the transformation’s outcome, but also the planning and destruction that inevitably take place before the transformation can begin?
Obama never really laid out his plans for “fundamental transformation,” not all in one place. Most of his fans probably thought it amounted to passing a couple of major bills that Democrats have wanted for years, ending the war against Islamist fascism (without their man ever calling it that, of course), socking the rich with higher taxes, and promoting the left’s ever nebulous and shifting notions of “fairness.” And they have mostly gotten that. But it’s not “fundamental transformation,” yet.
What is America, fundamentally? Fundamentally, we are a federal constitutional republic based on the rule of law, free citizens, and free enterprise. It is those fundamentals that Obama intends to transform, though unlike the house in the first video, they don’t need replacing. But to Obama, they need to be destroyed first to make way for his vision. What else could he have meant?
Obama’s project is more sweeping that what he has done to date, because his ideas are more radical and his motivations are deeper than most Americans realized when he was elected. Just taking a look at a few of his headline efforts, it’s clear that his promise — or was it a threat? — to “fundamentally transform” America is well under way. And that project inevitably means taking out some of the republic’s load-bearing walls.
Government’s relationship to industry. For decades, the left has agitated for more and more government control of U.S. private enterprise. They genuinely believe that government knows best, that big government=good government, and that government will bring about a more “fair” economy in which the rich will not get richer while the poor, presumably, will also. That demands redistribution of wealth, a principle that Democrats usually shy away from admitting. But candidate Obama, famously, admitted it during his street conversation with Joe the plumber in 2008.
And he admitted that for him, tax policy isn’t about economic efficiency, but “fairness.”
Democrats mostly keep this part of their agenda under wraps, but the mask slips once in a while as in the above, and as in this exchange between Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters and oil company CEOs during their testimony before a House committee.
Obama has made good on that idea, not in taking over the oil companies (yet, though he did
Towards Martial Law in America: Authority to Deploy Troops Domestically during ‘National Emergencies’
Earlier this month, the United States Coast Guard upheld its self-declared status as a ‘special’ branch of the military with the ability to prosecute civilians in military tribunals. This startling declaration, unreported in the media, came in a Decision on Appeal related to the case of Lieutenant Eric Shine, a commissioned Naval officer in the Merchant Marines and a graduate of Kings Point Military Service Academy, and was penned by the Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard.
The decision can be downloaded and read here.The Coast Guard began proceedings to strip Lieutenant Shine of his merchant mariner license in March, 2003, supposedly as the result of incidents related to his service on two private vessels in 2001. In actuality, as Lieutenant Shine points out, the charges were brought in retaliation for attempting to blow the whistle on illegal dumping and other practices he had been asked to engage in during his employment. The Coast Guard’s case against him rested on two hostile witnesses who had previously been named by Shine in his whistleblower litigation and the Chief of the Coast Guard Medical Evaluations Office, an officer in the Coast Guard who had never examined Shine but was willing to testify to his medical incompetence.
Download an interview with Eric Shine about his case, the Coast Guard and the open implementation of martial law hereThe precedent-setting nature of Lieutenant Shine’s case—with the Coast Guard prosecuting him as an alleged civilian in an Article 32 military tribunal—is disturbing enough. But when this case is set in the history and context of the Coast Guard and its repeated attempts at “crossing the Rubicon,” an even more disturbing picture emerges.In 49 B.C., Julius Caesar led the Roman Legion across the Rubicon and into Rome itself, defying the Roman Senate and soon thereafter declaring himself Emperor for life. This was the beginning of the changeover from the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire and the phrase “Crossing the Rubicon” is now used to refer to a move by government toward military dictatorship and the suspension of civil liberties…
Valle shoved sign in Paul’s face before stomping incident in footage media refused to broadcastPaul Joseph WatsonPrison Planet.comThursday, October 28, 2010A new video of the notorious stomping incident reveals that far from just being “simply there to hold a sign” as she claimed, MoveOn protagonist Lauren Valle tried to assault Senatorial candidate Rand Paul by rushing towards his car and shoving the sign in Paul’s face, something the establishment media and the Soros blogs have completely failed to mention in their zeal to demonize the Paul campaign.
The clip shows MoveOn activist Valle, before her blonde wig had been removed, rush Paul’s car and shove her sign in the Kentucky candidate’s face before Paul supporters drag her away. Paul exits the car from the passenger side looking concerned for his safety.The new footage, which the establishment media has failed to show in its rabid zeal to demonize the Paul campaign, contradicts Valle’s claim that she was “simply there to hold a sign” and that the actions of Rand Paul supporters were premeditated and unprovoked.
The thug who stomped on Valle rightly faces criminal charges and his behavior has no place in a civil society, but the Jack Conway supporter who similarly stomped on an already injured female Rand Paul activist has been completely absolved and the media hasn’t even bothered to find out his identity. Conway has also failed to condemn the actions of his own supporter, so presumably Conway thinks stomping on women is perfectly acceptable, so long as you’re a “progressive”.
I thought this reader response was so personal and yet so ‘hard to the core’ representative for this election, that I thought it deserved it’s own posting judge for yourself:Dear President Obama,Mr. Obama the American people want a divorce.
Every legitimate poll represents this core belief. As a child of divorce I have an experience I would like to share with youRespectfully,Joe Doakes
Today, the president’s centrist façade – one that fooled even some erstwhile conservatives – has been completely stripped away. We don’t have a post-racial, post-partisan president who is going to nurture compromise and understanding. We rather have a president who highlights and exploits racial and ideological divisions for political purposes. We have a president whose idea of compromise is that anyone who disagrees with his policies ought to change their mind or shut up.
All of these unseemly tactics – the very tactics that Obama condemned two short years ago – are on full display as Election Day 2010 draws near. Desperate to salvage a Democratic majority in at least one house of Congress, the president is using the politics of fear and division like a sledgehammer, hoping to carve out just enough voting blocs to save the day.Channeling Harry Reid, Obama recently implied that the Republican Party is the enemy of the Latino community in America. The president said: “If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, ‘We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us’ … then I think it’s gonna be harder.” He’s not even bothering to try to be subtle anymore. The idea that politicians of either party should do what’s best for all Americans, regardless of race, has been tossed out the window in name of political expediency.
WHY DO THEY GET AWAY WITH IT?
by Sher Zieve, ©2010
It is reported that the organization “Mi Familia Vota” is an offshoot of the SEIUOct. 27, 2010 — Arizona and Colorado are reporting massive voter fraud perpetrated by the Marxist groups Mi Familia Vota and One Vote Arizona. Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce writes: “I also understand that these 2 groups have signed up 20,000 states wide and they have requested that 45,000 be put on the permanent early ballot.
If 65% of these last minute registration forms in Yuma are invalid, which may be more as they are still checking the rest, then what is the percentages of invalid in Maricopa, Pima and other counties?”
Aided by Socialist Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee D-TX and a George Soros-funded group, WND advises that poll watchers are being threatened with, amongst other things, Obama’s DOJ: “Houston Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, who was seen inside the polling location electioneering and threatening to turn a poll-watcher’s name to the Department of Justice for voter intimidation.” Note: It appears that Michelle Obama is not the only Marxist Democrat who is now allowed to illegally electioneer.
Ms Magazine and others are blasting a recent federal appeals court ruling involving that reliable Texan source of national controversy, a cheerleader.A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled last month that school officials in Silsbee 100 miles northeast of Houston did not violate a cheerleader’s constitutional rights when they kicked her off the squad for refusing to cheer for a basketball player whom she had accused of sexually assaulting her.I hate to say it, but it appears the appeals court got it right.It’s the school officials, not the judges, who should be ashamed of themselves.
A girl identified in court papers only as H.S., then 16, was at a post-football party at the home of a friend in October 2008. According to her attorney, Larry Watts of Missouri City, three boys took her into a game room and sexually assaulted her.He said other students, hearing her yell, began banging on the door, whereupon the boys fled through a bathroom window.One of the boys was football star Rakheem Bolton, a high school junior.Bolton was reportedly suspended from athletics, including the basketball team, on which he also played.But when a grand jury declined to indict him in January, Bolton was allowed to rejoin the basketball team. He was legally innocent until proven guilty and an arm of the state had determined it would not prosecute.H.S., on the advice of a Beaumont therapist helping her to deal with the trauma, went back to cheerleading and other activities.
“He told her she had done nothing wrong and she should hold her head up,” Watts said.At the last home game of the season H.S., one of a dozen cheerleaders on the squad, cheered for her team.
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 8:10:03 AM by scottfactor
I figured we would be seeing this. Back at the end of September, I wrote a column expressing my dreadful certainty that the left would be engaging in massive voter fraud in this election, and here comes the tidal wave of stories in the past couple of weeks about desperate attempts by the left to steal elections. One thing I did not mention in that piece is that I have long feared the left making the underhanded move of programming those computerized voting machines to steal our votes. If it’s a computer, it can be programmed to do anything, and how would we know how many votes are stolen if the machines aren’t talking?
As we get ready for perhaps the most important mid-term election in our lifetime, I was thinking about what I should write. There’s really nothing new, and I’m not in the mood to carry on about all these cheating, leftist enemies of freedom out there who can’t possibly win in an honest election, because their agenda is treasonous, so they have to play dirty, illegal tricks to get “votes.” Instead, I decided to go back and give you a re-run of one of the most intense pieces I’ve written, thus far.
Back in March, shortly after Barack Obama signed into illegal law, the unconstitutional, so-called healthcare bill, I wrote an open letter to those villains in our government. With the election just few days away, I thought it would be good to remind you just what is at stake and to revisit, “An Open Letter to the Evil Tyrants in Washington“:
To Mr. Obama, Mr. Reid, Mrs. Pelosi and your fellow travelers:
I write this for countless millions of Americans. We know who you are. We know what you are doing. We know your hatred for us–for America. You are traitors. You are the enemy within.
You and your ilk have been creeping into our institutions for much of the last century. You have crawled into our schools, polluted our colleges, and for most of the past thirty or more years have poisoned the minds of untold numbers of children and young adults, and you have deliberately lowered the educational standards to create a class of dumbed-down kids, while you continuously scream for “more money for education!” Now, you will use many young people of our country as unwitting tools to be your personal army, your Gestapo.
You have slithered onto our court benches, and you have nested in law offices all across our country. You have worked tirelessly to pervert and overthrow the laws of our land and our Constitution. You have fought for and gained public offices at all levels.
You hid your evil intentions, except among yourselves, and you took advantage of the trust of the American people who did not see the dangerous plans you had spawned for our great Republic. Over the decades of the last century, you positioned yourselves, quietly amassing your power.
“THEY TRIED TO RIP OFF MY LEFT EAR”
by Sharon Rondeau
Monroe County, TN occupies 653 square miles and borders the state of North CarolinaOct. 27, 2010 — As of 9:50 p.m. EDT, The Post & Email has just spoken with LCDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III, who was arrested today at his home on a charge of “failure to appear” at a hearing last Friday of which he claims he was not notified.
Fitzpatrick is being held in the Monroe County detention facility.Fitzpatrick reported that there were four officers who used a taser on him “over and over and over” and that “they tried to rip off my left ear. I don’t know how much of it is left.” He states that he is unable to use his right arm and that “they came out with the intent to hurt me.
They broke down the door. It was a battle. They didn’t stop.”
The Post & Email contacted the detention facility earlier and inquired as to Fitzpatrick’s state of health and was told, “He’s fine.” When we asked if he were injured, the woman dispatcher answered, “No, not that I know of.”Fitzpatrick stated that a nurse came to the jail with an x-ray machine and took x-rays of his shoulders and ribs.
He reports that the ribs on his right side are still sore and that he was beaten over the head. He also said that he has facial contusions.“It was an ambush,” he said. “I resisted them. They hit me pretty hard.”