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Sexual Harassment Pointers

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Sexual Harassment Pointers

SNL Via American Thinler ^ | 11/7/11 | Randy Fardal

Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 8:11:38 PM by fantail 1952

I’m surprised this SNL sexual harassment PSA parody has not yet resurfaced, given the current Cain news. It’s hilarious:

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com …

via Sexual Harassment Pointers.

Jesse Jackson downtown (DC) Monday, compares Occupy to civil rights movement (& gets slapped down)

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Jesse Jackson downtown (DC) Monday, compares Occupy to civil rights movement (& gets slapped down)

Washington Examiner ^ | 11/07/11 | Liz Farmer

Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 8:15:14 PM by markomalley

Martin Luther King’s niece is peeved that the Rev. Jesse Jackson has been comparing the Occupy movement that has taken hold in major cities nationwide to the sit-ins of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and ’60s. But Jackson, who visited McPherson Square ‘occupy’ers Monday evening in the District obviously didn’t get the memo.

Jackson gave a talk and then led a prayer with a small group of about 30 protestors as the sun set Monday evening. Afterward, he told The Washington Examiner that he supported the movement because they followed the same principles as the nonviolent civil rights protestors.

All of it is occupying for economic justice. Dr. King’s last act on earth was to come to Washington and to occupy the mall and put the focus on economic justice. He was willing to go to jail and engage in civil disobedience to keep that focus on [unintelligible]. He argued over and over again that we should establish a floor by which no American shall fall [through]. …

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Survey: Sexual harassment pervasive in grades 7-12

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Survey: Sexual harassment pervasive in grades 7-12

MSNBC ^ | 11/07/2011

Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 8:37:46 PM by SeekAndFind

It can be a malicious rumor whispered in the hallway, a lewd photo arriving by cell phone, hands groping where they shouldn’t. Added up, it’s an epidemic — student-on-student sexual harassment that is pervasive in America‘s middle schools and high schools.

During the 2010-11 school year, 48 percent of students in grades 7-12 experienced some form of sexual harassment in person or electronically via texting, email and social media, according to a major national survey being released Monday by the American Association of University Women.

The harassers often thought they were being funny, but the consequences for their targets can be wrenching, according to the survey.

Nearly a third of the victims said the harassment made them feel sick to their stomach, affected their study habits or fueled reluctance to go to school at all.

“It’s reached a level where it’s almost a normal part of the school day,” said one of the report’s co-authors, AAUW director of research Catherine Hill. “It’s somewhat of a vicious cycle. The kids who are harassers often have been harassed themselves.”

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Executive privilege claim ahead on Solyndra

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Executive privilege claim ahead on Solyndra

Washington Examiner ^ | 11/7/11 | Gene Healy

Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 8:37:53 PM by Nachum

On Friday, citing “longstanding and important Executive Branch confidentiality interests,” White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler refused a House panel’s demand for “all communications among White House staff and officials” relating to Solyndra.

Solyndra is one of the administration’s pet “green energy” firms. It received a $535 million loan guarantee from the Department of Energy before its top executives took the Fifth before Congress.

What’s been unearthed so far is embarrassing enough. The Obama administration seems to have rushed the deal through despite multiple warning flags and a lack of due diligence. The now-bankrupt firm, whose largest shareholder is a major Obama fundraiser, spent some $1.8 million on lobbying while waiting for the guarantee.

“If we want to compete with China,” the president said recently, “we’ve got to make sure that our guys here in the United States of America at least have a shot.” “Our guys,” indeed.

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Bachmann: ‘Too Many Republicans … Aspire to Be Frugal Socialists’

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Bachmann: ‘Too Many Republicans … Aspire to Be Frugal Socialists’

Cybercast News Service ^ | November 7, 2011 | Fred Lucas

Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 8:32:43 PM by markomalley

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), who is running for president, said Monday that “too many Republicans … aspire to be frugal socialists” who “share the same core political philosophy about the purpose of government” as President Barack Obama.

When asked to name the Republicans she was speaking about, Bachman jokingly told a reporter, “That’s part of the puzzle you get to figure out when I give the speech.”

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When A Politician Makes A Sexul Faux Paus… ~ Jon Christian Ryter’s Conservative World

November 7, 2011 1 comment

There are so many “why” questions about Herman Cain‘s alleged philandering that they are now starling to overshadow all of the “who,” “what,” where” and “when” questions. But no one’s asking the “why” questions.

For that matter, no one is asking the “who,” “what,” “where” and “when” questions, either. Why? Because that would assume the allegations about Cain are true. And, that poses another big, fat “why” question.

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BREAKING NEWS!!! Yet Another Cain Victim: Nicky Diaz Says Cain Made Sexual Advances To Her

November 7, 2011 1 comment

BREAKING NEWS!!! Yet Another Cain Victim: Nicky Diaz Says Cain Made Sexual Advances To Her

Gory Allwet Press | I’m not revealing that | Gory Allwet

Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 7:38:08 PM by TBP

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Occupy America–Obama immigration policy erodes U.S. national identity

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Occupy America–Obama immigration policy erodes U.S. national identity

The Washington Times ^ | November 7, 2011 | Editorial

Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 7:48:11 PM by jazusamo

This isn’t your father’s America. As promised, President Obama is “fundamentally transforming” the nation with a plan to flood the United States with individuals whose hearts belong to other lands. The message to illegal immigrants is if you can get in and keep out of further trouble, you’re welcome to stay. The Land of the Free has become the land of the home-free.

On Oct. 31, the Justice Department sued South Carolina in federal court to block the state’s strict new immigration law, set to take effect Jan. 1. The move mirrors earlier Justice actions to halt toughened rules in Arizona and Alabama. In all three jurisdictions, legislators were attempting to deploy state statutes to enforce federal immigration law that U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. has refused to uphold. In this manner, the Obama administration is placing greater importance on protecting the rights of illegals than those of American citizens wishing to maintain an orderly immigration process.

The new South Carolina statute would require that law enforcers alert federal immigration officials when a detainee is suspected of being in the country illegally. It would also mandate that businesses use the federal government’s E-Verify computer system to confirm legal status of new hires. The Justice Department argues such measures are unconstitutional and would divert resources from more critical security needs.

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Could Retirees be Forced Off Tricare Prime?

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Could Retirees be Forced Off Tricare Prime?

Military.com ^ | 11/07/2011 | Terry Howell

Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 7:48:35 PM by katiedidit1

Look­ing to kick retirees out of TRICARE Prime, Sen. McCain told the 12-member Joint Select Com­mit­tee on Debt Reduc­tion, that restrict­ing working-age retirees and their fam­i­lies from par­tic­i­pat­ing in TRICARE Prime would help them avoid spend­ing cuts that would directly impact readi­ness.

As Tom Philpott recently reported, McCain was once a cham­pion for expanded TRICARE ben­e­fits to retirees. But, he now feels elim­i­nat­ing retiree TRICARE Prime is more accept­able than alter­na­tives to cut equip­ment, train­ing or key weapon pro­grams needed by the cur­rent force.

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The comeback kid: Gingrich beating Romney in Iowa poll

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Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has jumped into second place in Iowa, ahead of Mitt Romney, according to a poll released Monday.

An automated poll conducted by We Ask America, found that 18 percent of likely caucus goers would vote for Gingrich if the caucuses were held today. Cain is still in first place with 22 percent, despite weathering a week of sexual harassment allegations. Gingrich edges out Mitt Romney, who is in third at 15 percent.

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What really happened to Stonehenge

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What really happened to Stonehenge

Neatorama ^ | 07/15/11 | Alex Nonymus

Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 5:37:06 PM by Winstons Julia

Interesting speculation about what might have brought about Stonehenge.

via What really happened to Stonehenge.

Taking Executive Orders Too Far !!!!! (Ron Paul)

November 7, 2011 1 comment

But the Obama administration, like so many administrations in the 20th century, chooses to ignore the Constitution entirely. The increasingly broad use and scope of the Executive Orders is a prime example.

Executive Orders are meant to be a way for the president to direct executive agencies on the implementation of congressionally approved legislation. It has become increasingly common for them to be misused in ways that are contradictory to congressional intent, or to bypass Congress altogether in enacting political agendas.

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Chicago Woman Claims Herman Cain Wanted Her to Trade Sex for Job

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Chicago Woman Claims Herman Cain Wanted Her to Trade Sex for Job

ABC News viaYahoo News ^ | Nov. 7, 2011 | RANDY KREIDER

Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 3:44:56 PM by Rennes Templar

Sharon Bialek of Chicago became the first woman accusing Herman Cain of sexual harassment to go public Monday, describing an alleged incident in Washington in 1997 in which the president contender, then the president of the National Restaurant Association stuck his hand up her skirt and tried to pull her head toward his crotch. “I said, ‘What are you doing?'” alleged Bialek, who said she had contacted Cain for help getting a job.

“You know I have a boyfriend. This isn’t what I came here for.” According to Bialek, Cain answered, “You want a job, right?” Bialek claims that after the incident she rejoined her boyfriend and told him that Cain had been “sexually inappropriate.”

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Sharon Bialek (Cain Accuser) & David Axelrod have a connection?

November 7, 2011 2 comments

Sharon Bialek (Cain Accuser) & David Axelrod have a connection?

https://w3.courtlink.lexisnexis.com/cookcounty/Finddock.asp?DocketKey=CAAJ0MB0BFIICG0MD ^

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YOUTUBE – Hillary Refuses to Help Rape Victim (Gloria Allred also refused to help Juanita)

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YOUTUBE – Hillary Refuses to Help Rape Victim (Gloria Allred also refused to help Juanita)

mega dot nu ^ | nov 2011 | comments by DFU

Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 3:19:19 PM by doug from upland

YOUTUBE PRESENTATION OF THE JUANITA BROADDRICK STORY

Because of the media manufactured scandal involving Herman Cain, we must revisit a real sex scandal. The scandal with which the left wing media had little problem — the violent rape of Juanita Broaddrick.

Gloria Allred, an attorney the filed the first formal charges against Sen. Bob Packwood for sexual harassment, is a rape survivor herself who never reported the rape to police. Whether or not anything could be done legally about Broaddrick’s rape, Ms. Allred insisted, to her credit, that the public had a right to know if the president is a rapist.

Allred had to say the public had the right to know to protect her position as women’s advocate. There is, however, a part of the story people don’t know. I managed to convince Gloria’s secretary to put me through on the phone at the time of the rape allegations to see if she would be interested in helping Juanita. Of course, she was not interested. The rapist was, after all, a Democrat and president. To help Juanita would have destroyed her ambulance chasing business.

The assault of Kathleen Willey in the Oval Office was also a non-issue to the leftist mainstream media, which is a solid and trusted part of the Democratic Party.

via YOUTUBE – Hillary Refuses to Help Rape Victim (Gloria Allred also refused to help Juanita).

Raising Red Launches “Campaign 365: Defeat Obama & Save America”

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Raising Red (www.raisingred.com) – an independent expenditure only committee or so-called “SuperPAC” founded to give a voice to Americans concerned about the future of their country – today announced the launch of its “Campaign 365: Defeat Obama and Save America.”

The initiative, which commences 365 days before Election Day 2012, seeks to communicate directly with the American people that President Obama has been an abject failure and will not pull any punches in delivering that message from coast to coast.

The campaign will begin by employing Raising Red’s quarter million Facebook friends and leverage a new Web site and video, in addition to a massive online effort, which includes fundraising and advertising.

(Excerpt) Read more at sacbee.com …

via Raising Red Launches “Campaign 365: Defeat Obama & Save America”.

America-Hating Obama Loves the People’s Republic of China

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America-Hating Obama Loves the People’s Republic of China

You Tube ^ | 11/7/11 | RobtKraft/Granny Jan

Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 3:28:19 PM by vrwc54

Obama is either a fool or a marxist or both

(Excerpt) Read more at youtube.com …

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WHO LOST THE ARAB WORLD? DICK MORRIS TV: LUNCH ALERT! (video)

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WHO LOST THE ARAB WORLD? DICK MORRIS TV: LUNCH ALERT! (video)

Dick Morris ^ | 11/7/2011 | Dick Morris

Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 2:40:55 PM by Signalman

Dear Friend,

In this video commentary, I discuss the question: Who Lost the Arab World? The Arab Spring is turning into a nightmare — a combination of Shariah extremism, anti-Semitism, anti-Americanism, and pro-terrorism.

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The Euro ‘Event’ Will Cause Depression: HSBC

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With cross-asset correlations at an all-time high according to HSBC, Bloom says market participants are comparing the current Greek crisis to Lehman Brothers and has this warning for investors:

“Market stresses are currently far worse than after Lehman and the event which people are worried about has not even happened yet!”

“Despite this, perceptions about the possibility of the event are already driving markets to an unheard of level,” said Bloom.

When the event, whatever it is, does actually happen it will be very bad news for the global economy according to Bloom.

“Were the event to actually occur it would lead to the great depression Mark II,” said Bloom.

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Both Cain Accusers Longtime Agents Of The Federal Government

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Cain has already denounced the two previous allegations of sexual harassment against him as false, and suggested at least one of the women was a poor worker whose job performance was “not up to par.” But an ABC News investigation found that both of the women who received settlements from the NRA are career Federal employees.

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New Kent State Video Evidence Points Towards FBI Provocateuring

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Known informant fired pistol, ran into arms of law officials

Steve Watson

Prisonplanet.com

November 7, 2011

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Over Forty Years ago the right to peacefully assemble and protest In America was fatally wounded and has been under attack ever since. The Kent State Massacre in May 1970 went down in history as a dark day for freedom of speech as four student protesters were shot dead by National Guard troops.

A small dedicated group continues to press to expose the truth regarding what really happened that day. Now more new evidence has emerged suggesting that the FBI were using provocateurs to incite the violence.

Newly uncovered video footage from the incident shows that a suspected FBI informant, who fired gunshots before the National Guard opened fire, ran to the safety of police and immediately handed over the gun.

The Kent State Truth Tribunal Facebook group takes up the story:

WATCH FBI informant provocateur Terry Norman, the young man in the light colored sports jacket.

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Concern Over Public Anxiety Causes Feds To Shorten EAS Alert…

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Concern Over Public Anxiety Causes Feds To Shorten EAS Alert

Emergency Alert System broadcast will last just 30 seconds in response to distrust over government’s motive

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Monday, November 7, 2011

Concern that Americans distrust the government so much that they might might panic in response to the Emergency Alert System test this week prompted officials to shorten the alert to just 30 seconds, illustrating how sensitive citizens are at the moment to the actions of federal authorities.

Concern Over Public Anxiety Causes Feds To Shorten EAS Alert 2011NationwideTest

The original alert message was planned to last up to three and a half minutes, but concerns arising out of the fact that the TV broadcast of the alert may not include the message “this is a test,” have led to the interruption to be shortened to just 30 seconds.

The test will take place at 1pm CST on Wednesday, breaking into all conventional television and radio broadcasts, who for the very first time have no control over whether to allow the government to override their broadcasting platforms.

“When it announced the test earlier this year, FEMA originally said it could last as long as three-and-a-half minutes, but the agency acknowledged to news organizations that it had reduced the test’s duration, apparently over public concerns,” reports Government Security News, citing “public anxiety” over the alert caused by emails and Internet stories being circulated that question, “the government’s motives behind the test.”

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Joint military/homeland security defense exercise underway…

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Joint military/homeland security defense exercise underway

Mark Rockwell
Government Security News
November 7, 2011

The U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, as well as the Canadian military have begun an extensive annual field training exercise for the U.S. Northern Command.

“Operation Vigilant Shield 12” is the biggest multi-spectrum, high-level exercise for the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command. Northern Command is a Unified Combatant Command of the United States military, formed in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001 to protect the United States homeland and support local, state, and federal authorities.

Operation Vigilant Shield 12, or VS 12, is a joint exercise supported by the Joint Coalition Warfare Center and conducted as a command post exercise with a supporting field training exercise in Key West, FL. The exercise is also linked to a Canada Command exercise called “Determined Dragon,” and runs concurrently with the Arizona’s “Vigilant Guard” exercise. It runs Nov. 1-10.

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Weeping for the Republic…~ “THE GRINDING REEF OF TYRANNY”

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Weeping for the Republic

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“THE GRINDING REEF OF TYRANNY”

by CloakNDagr, blogging at The Right Planet

 

 

(Nov. 7, 2011) — The Founding Fathers, after much argument–more than a few stubbed toes and a lot of hard feelings–settled on a Constitutional Republic as the form of government they deemed best to advance the interests of the new nation they had begun.

The reason they decided on that type of system rather than a true democracy is they were wise enough to know the purest form of democracy is a mob. A mob is also one of the lowest and most dangerous of all social phenomena. A mob is an excellent instance of people working together to a negative outcome; it’s one of the best examples of people working together when they actually shouldn’t. A mob is easy to start and hard as hell to stop … simple to put in motion, but very difficult to steer. It is nearly impossible to use a mob for any constructive purpose.

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Democrats Say Free Speech Undermining Democracy

November 7, 2011 1 comment

Democrats Say Free Speech Undermining Democracy

A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 5 Nov 2011 | John Semmens

Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 1:18:57 PM by John Semmens

Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore) and six of his Party comrades are calling for a Constitutional Amendment that would limit freedom of speech “before it can destroy our democracy.”

“Political speech in this country has gotten so far out of hand that democracy itself is endangered,” Merkley contended. “Right now, anyone who wants to can say anything he wants about any public figure. The only constraint is whether he has the means to get his message out. Even this constraint is melting away. With the Internet, any boob can get an audience of millions if he’s clever enough.”

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Agenda 21…

November 7, 2011 7 comments

On June 9, 2011 he signed EXECUTIVE ORDER 13575 and established the White House Rural Council (WHRC). This new administrative body is responsible for federally coordinating and implementing sustainable and green development locally.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2738418/posts

Here is an excerpt from EO 13575:

Section 1. Policy- Sixteen percent of the American population lives in rural counties. Strong, sustainable rural communities are essential to winning the future and ensuring American competitiveness in the years ahead.

“Sustainable” became a buzzword at the UN’s 1992 Earth Summit in Brazil (where Agenda 21 was created).

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What Happened When I Tried to Get Some Answers About the Creepy NYPD Watchtower Monitoring OWS

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What Happened When I Tried to Get Some Answers About the Creepy NYPD Watchtower Monitoring OWS

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There’s a metal monster looming over Liberty Square, but don’t ask questions about it or else.

Nick Turse

Alternet

November 7, 2011

The drummers drummed. The guitarists strummed. And the hearty souls building a new society in Lower Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park traded in their tarps for tents as the temperature dropped. All the while, Officer Guzman stood watch.

But there was something special about Officer Guzman. He wasn’t one of the 25 police officers I counted standing on the perimeter of Liberty Square that first wintery day. He wasn’t one of dozens more shooting the breeze with their partners inside a police van or sitting alone in a cruiser texting. Officer Guzman spent the day suspended in the air, two stories up, at the corner of Trinity Place and Liberty Street, inside a little metal box that goes by the name Sky Watch.

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Rev Wright on Obama: “Who have you become?”

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Rev Wright on Obama: “Who have you become?”

Pundit Press ^ | 11/6/2011 | Thomas Ferdousi

Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 11:23:22 AM by therightliveswithus

Reverend Wright has faded into the background of the political process. Despite coming into quite a lot of prominence in the 2008 race, his role as being Barack Obama’s spiritual mentor was conveniently withdrawn by the media.

Now, in the aftermath of the election, it appears that Obama’s association with the racist minister may have not even existed. Instead, the evidence of Wright’s explosive past are no longer readily available on cable news.

But Reverend Wright is offended by the lack of attention. Not by the media. Not that the coverage isn’t positive. He’s rather offended by the fact that the one person that he believed he had the attention of was no longer at his ear: Barack Obama.

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The “Silent Generation” will devastate Obama and his Party next year « Coach is Right

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Referring to this group as the “Silent Generation”, Pew reports that they came of age in time to vote for Truman Eisenhower and Kennedy, so they did not necessarily fall into the habit of reflexively voting for Roosevelt and the whole Democrat ticket.

They had their flirtation with supporting Democrats such as Bill Clinton in the 1990s but didn’t like what it brought about. Since the 2000 election these “Silents” have been voting at increasingly higher rates for Republicans.

Remembering how America should be

When stacked up against other generations – Boomers Gen Xers and Milennials, Pew’s “Silent Generation” is markedly more “angry” at what has happened to the country they grew up in. Almost 1/3 of “Silents” blame government (in this case read Democrats) for their anger.

To the “Silent Generation” the word “conservative” is not a “dirty” word as it might have been to them 15 years age. More and more of them are comfortable self identifying as conservatives and are eager to go to the polls to back up their change of position.

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Guess How Much Money Angry Customers Moved Out Of Banks In Support Of Bank Transfer Day

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Guess How Much Money Angry Customers Moved Out Of Banks In Support Of Bank Transfer Day

Business Insider ^ | 11/07/2011 | Linette Lopez

Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 10:14:29 AM by SeekAndFind

The found of Bank Transfer day has claimed has claimed that the whole “day” was misunderstood.

The idea was never to have a massive one day move from big banks to credit unions, but rather for the day, November 5, to be the deadline of a broader movement.

It turns out that the movement actually had some heft behind it…

According to ABC News, In October alone Credit Unions around the country gained 650,000 new customers and $4.5 billion were moved out of major banks.

That is obviously a sliver of total bank deposits, but banks have been sent a clear measure.

You can check out the report here, and you’ll see what is the most important point…. The report briefly profiles David Meinert, a Seattle small business owner who, after being denied another line of credit, moved $3 million out of Chase and Bank of America and into a local credit union.

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Pope: Modern-Day Nihilism Stems From Despair Over Death

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Pope: Modern-Day Nihilism Stems From Despair Over Death

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Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 9:41:04 AM by marshmallow

Vatican City, Nov 6, 2011 / 02:26 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI told pilgrims to Rome Nov. 6 that a loss of faith in Jesus Christ has led many people to despair in the face of death.

“If we remove God, if we take away Christ, the world will fall back into the void and darkness,” he said in his Sunday Angelus address in St. Peter’s Square.

“And this is also reflected in the expressions of contemporary nihilism, an often subconscious nihilism that unfortunately plagues many young people.”

The Pope charted the impact that the Christian message had upon the ancient world where “the religion of the Greeks, the cults and pagan myths were not able to shed light on the mystery of death.” He noted that ancient inscriptions read “In nihil ab nihilo quam cito recidimus,” meaning “How quickly we fall back from nothing to nothing.”

Thus St Paul reminded the Christians of Ephesus that they were “without hope and without God in the world” before their conversion to Christianity, whereas afterwards they no longer grieved “like the rest, who have no hope.”

“Faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ,” said the Pope, is “a decisive watershed.” It is the “definite” difference between “believers and nonbelievers,” or “those who hope and who do not hope.”

The attainment of this eternal life with Christ, the Pope said, is depicted in today’s Gospel reading where Christ recounts the parable of the ten maidens invited to a wedding: five wise ones who were readied with oil in their lamps upon the groom’s arrival and five foolish ones who were not.

He explained how St. Augustine, the great theologian of the fourth and fifth centuries, along with many other ancient authors, saw the maiden’s oil as “a symbol of love, which you cannot buy, but is received as a gift, conserve within ourselves, and practiced in our deeds.”

Our Last Judgment, therefore, will be “based on the love we practiced in our earthly life.” That is why it is “true wisdom” to take advantage of mortal life to carry out works of mercy, because “after our death, it will no longer be possible.”

Our model and guide along the way, he concluded, was the Virgin Mary, the Seat of Wisdom. For this reason, he said, the Church speaks to the Mother of God with the words: “vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra – life, sweetness, and our hope.”

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Correcting the ‘fairy tale’: A SEAL’s account of how Osama bin Laden really died

November 7, 2011 1 comment

Correcting the ‘fairy tale’: A SEAL’s account of how Osama bin Laden really died

The Daily Caller ^ | November 7, 2011 | Vince Coglianese

Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 9:54:04 AM by Constitutionalist Conservative

Forget whatever you think you know about the night Osama bin Laden was killed. According to a former Navy SEAL who claims to have the inside track, the mangled tales told of that historic night have only now been corrected.

“It became obvious in the weeks evolving after the mission that the story that was getting put out there was not only untrue, but it was a really ugly farce of what did happen,” said Chuck Pfarrer, author of Seal Target Geronimo: The Inside Story of the Mission to Kill Osama Bin Laden.

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The Tea Party Case for Newt Gingrich

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The Tea Party Case for Newt Gingrich

American Thinker ^ | 11/07/2011 | Kevin Tharp

Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 10:00:02 AM by SeekAndFind

The Republican Party seems to be struggling to find a candidate it can unite around. One impediment may be a mindset common among some of my fellow Tea Partiers, a false dichotomy that if you are in government you are part of the problem, and if you are not in government, you are part of the solution — whatever those problems or solutions may be.

Herman Cain says, “The folks in Washington have held public office. How’s that working out for you?” It’s a catchy comeback. But is government tenure, whether recent or not, the reality of the problems in Washington?

The biggest problem in Washington today is that we have a president who basically has no experience doing anything important or relevant. And he has surrounded himself with advisors and staff that are inexperienced as well. That’s the problem.

This problem can befall Democrats or Republicans. Let me give a Republican example. President Bush‘s first cabinet had many folks with Washington experience like Donald Rumsfeld, John Ashcroft, Mel Martinez, Norm Mineta, and Spencer Abraham. All of these, except Mineta, were conservatives. Many of their replacements had no Washington experience. Most folks would agree that Bush’s second term was not as successful as his first. Experience was the difference. Next, let’s look at the recent Tea Party successes. Two of the biggest successes are Marco Rubio, who had legislative experience, and Scott Walker, who had much executive and legislative experience. I won’t belabor the Tea Party failures here. Needless to say, some of them lacked valuable experience. And what about folks in Washington who agree with the Tea Party, like Senator DeMint or Congressman Pence? They predate the Tea Party but they believe the same policies. Are they part of the problem? No, they are not.

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Media Attempting to Censor this Picture

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Media Attempting to Censor this Picture

Floyd Reports ^ | Nov 6, 2011 | Floyd Brown

Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 9:08:22 AM by bkopto

I have seen many distasteful pictures from the Occupy Wall Street movement, but none tops this young man defecating on the American Flag. Thousands have died for what this flag represents, yet we have raised a generation of ungrateful idiots that don’t even understand what they have.

I am reminded of the wise words of Ronald Reagan, who said:

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.

Tyranny may be closer than we think. And to think Obama admires these people.

via Media Attempting to Censor this Picture.

Ford has caught the legend with the ’12 Boss 302

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Ford has caught the legend with the ’12 Boss 302
Mustang Monthly ^ | N ovember, 2011 issue | Donald Farr

Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 9:23:16 AM by AAABEST

It’s not easy to challenge a legend, especially one that has simmered in the minds of loyal Mustang enthusiasts for over 40 years. The Boss 302, offered in limited quantities for ’69 and ’70, was the ultimate in high-performance for its time. Everything about the car spoke to its purpose of homologating the unique Boss 302 engine for Trans-Am racing. You can check off the list of equipment for the fastback-only Boss: high-revving 302 with large-valve Cleveland heads and solid-lifter cam, Top Loader four-speed transmission, 9-inch rearend with nodular housing, handling suspension with staggered rear shocks, 15-inch wheels with F60x15 Goodyear Polyglas tires, front spoiler, and unique graphics. Need A/C or automatic? Sorry, not available.

And to top it off, Parnelli Jones drove a Bud Moore-prepared ’70 Boss 302 to the 1970 Trans-Am championship, adding yet another notch to the Boss 302 legend.

Now the Boss 302 is back as a ’12 model. Although production is limited like the original, we’re already starting to see them on the street, at shows, and on the track. It’s a different car for a different place in automotive time, improved by the advance of technology yet basking in the glow of the legend established by the ’69-’70s.

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“Is Jesse Ventura Running for President? He’s had it with American fascism “~ Ventura Decries ‘Fascist’ America After Judge Tosses TSA Case by Paul Joseph Watson

November 7, 2011 1 comment

Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura said he would now refer to the country of his birth as the “Fascist States of America” after a judge dismissed his case challenging airport pat downs, adding that his only recourse now would be to run for President.

“Ventura made his comments outside the federal courthouse in St. Paul, where in January he sued to challenge the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) airport security procedures,” reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “The suit was thrown out because Congress set up the law so that all such challenges must be brought directly in Circuit Courts of Appeals, wrote U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson.”

“They said they don’t have jurisdiction,” Ventura told reporters. “Well my question is if the federal courts don’t have jurisdiction over a constitutional question then who the hell does?”

EXCERPT

via Ventura Decries ‘Fascist’ America After Judge Tosses TSA Case by Paul Joseph Watson.

“Obama’s Fascist ‘Emergency Test’ He’s taking over all radio and tv to spread fear. ” ~ Obama’s Latest Scheme and Our Choice Between Freedom and Tyranny by Scott Lazarowitz

November 7, 2011 1 comment

It seems that every day there is some new proposal or scheme coming from the federal government to remind us of the ruling class’s audacious craving for control. Well, here is a further example of the government’s fascism run amok, a scheme that has given me further reason to promote real freedom even more emphatically:

On Wednesday, November 9th at 2 PM Eastern, the Obama Administration will seize control over all radio and TV broadcast communications, to conduct a “test” of the Emergency Broadcast System. For the first time, however, there will be nothing any individual station can do to prevent it, and, unlike past tests which lasted for only roughly 30 seconds, this unusual test will last approximately 3½ minutes.

But, even though the government is supposed to announce that it is “only a test,” and, given that it is to occur during the middle of a weekday, such a “test” still has potential to cause panic. Could the Obama Administration be subtly planning to incite anxiety and panic amongst the population? The evidence includes Obama flunkies such as ACORN having been intentionally inciting agitation at Wall Street protests, and Obama himself having been accused of incitement. It is therefore valid to suggest that the Administration is up to no good, such as testing a plan for something illicit, such as martial law. I have addressed possible Obama martial law here.

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The Problem With Seeing Government as God by David Galland

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Now, I am sure that some of you view these remarks as just another libertarian tirade, and I guess to some degree, they are.

Yet, I think there is an important underlying point that requires serious reflection. Namely, with people the world over trapped in a delusional and self-destructive cycle of believing that the Godvernments can solve all that ails – even though almost all that ails is caused or made worse by those very same institutions – then things can only get worse from here.

It’s like all but the tiniest minority of the world’s population have been brainwashed into joining a dangerous cult. A cult whose leaders are unscrupulous about stripping their followers of their wealth, their dignity (see cartoon above) and their sense of individuality, while rewarding their most ardent supporters with pensions, tax breaks, a leg up over competitors and, if push comes to shove, hard cash in the form of bailouts.

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Helping the DEA by Fred Reed…

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Now, look here, Ma’am. You need to rethink this drug thing. It’s not going well. It isn’t going to go well. The Bare Skirmish on Drugs (BSkOD) may have seemed a good idea when Reefer Madness came out, or even in the Sixties a half century ago.

Now, no. Everyone with the brains of a microwave oven knows that DEA serves only to keep prices up so that the narcos in Mexico can afford classy military weaponry and gorgeous mansions.

It isn’t the fault of DEA. In my days on the police desk I knew a fair few DEA guys, including the magnificent Frank White and…well, others.

They were ballsy, smart, savvy, and realistic cowboys, the best company I can imagine. They did their jobs as well as they could which, under the circumstances, was well indeed.

That’s them. Fact is, though, DEA as an organization ain’t done jack-shit about drugs. I’m sorry, but there it is. It’s like a law of logic. If you set out to do something impossible, you won’t do it. That’s DEA.

A little history if I may. In the Sixties, when mind candy went universal, we had pot, acid, shrooms, mescaline, and various amphetamines. Scag was a ghetto drug for strung-out crashers like William Burroughs, coke mostly unknown, and crack nonexistent.

OK, half-century later. To my certain knowledge, today in suburban Washington, as for example at Washington and Lee High where my daughters did time, kids can buy all the aforementioned goodies, plus nitrous, Ecstasy, crystal and, within a five-minute drive, there may still be an open-air crack market in the parking lot of Green Valley pharmacy. Crack isn’t a kid drug, but it is easily available all over Washington.

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Watch out for 11/11/11 this Friday (Vanity)

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Watch out for 11/11/11 this Friday (Vanity)

Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 8:48:11 AM by crosshairs

You know how the crazy Islamists like to pick notable dates for their attacks. Maybe this is why the Federal government is testing the emergency warning system on Wed. 11/9/11. They know something and aren’t telling us because of the ensuing panic.

via Watch out for 11/11/11 this Friday (Vanity).

MSNBC Analyst: We Should Get Rid of the Second Amendment

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MSNBC Analyst: We Should Get Rid of the Second Amendment

Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2011 | Katie Pavlich

Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 8:51:11 AM by Kaslin

What is the deal with MSNBC folks being anti-Second Amendment lately? Last week it was fill in host Craig Melvin and this week it’s analyst and Huffington Post writer Alex Wagner.

Wagner was on Real Time With Bill Maher and when asked about what should be changed in the Constitution, Wagner said we should get rid of the Second Amendment.

Bill Maher, HBO: “Let’s ask Alex. What would you change in the Constitution?”

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Santorum Right About Morality and Economy

November 7, 2011 1 comment

Santorum Right About Morality and Economy

Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2011 | Star Parker

Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 8:38:36 AM by Kaslin

Rick Santorum has announced his “Faith, Family, and Freedom” tour in Iowa.

Santorum may be dragging up the rear in the line-up of Republican presidential candidates, but I am grateful to him for being the only candidate who insists that the so-called “social issues” remain an integral, explicit part of his agenda.

That’s not to say that the other conservative candidates disagree with Santorum’s take on these issues – traditional values, abortion, marriage – but Santorum has been the only one to insist that you cannot consider the economy independent of the way the individual human beings that make up the economy behave.

Even Polk County Republican Chairman Kevin McLaughlin in Iowa takes issue with Santorum’s insistence on pushing the social agenda.

McLaughlin says – and he’s far from alone on this – that candidates at this time should just be talking about the “stuff that is putting money in people’s pockets.”

Santorum insists that there is a “moral component” to economic problems and that claims that one can be discussed meaningfully without the other are bogus.

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Obama’s #OccupyDC Victim Speaks Out: ‘I Went Down Those Stairs Because I Was Pushed’

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Obama’s #OccupyDC Victim Speaks Out: ‘I Went Down Those Stairs Because I Was Pushed’

Breitbart TV ^ | November 7, 2011 | Breitbart-citizen journalist

Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 8:38:28 AM by penelopesire

Video at link. Other reports that the DC police did nothing to help.

The woman, 78, revealed that she rode a bus for 11 hours from Detroit to attend the conference. Truly, she must be apart of the evil 1%.

via Obama’s #OccupyDC Victim Speaks Out: ‘I Went Down Those Stairs Because I Was Pushed’.

Executive Power in Wartime…

November 7, 2011 2 comments

Executive Power in Wartime

Hillsdale College – Imprimis ^ | October 2011 | Michael Mukasey

Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 7:51:32 AM by 1010RD

Michael Mukasey served as the Attorney General of the United States from 2007-2009, as a U.S. district judge for the Southern District of New York from 1988-2006, and as an assistant U.S. attorney for that same district from 1972-1976. In 1995, he presided over the trial of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and others for a plot to blow up New York area landmarks. He received his B.A. from Columbia University and his LL.B. from Yale Law School.

The following is adapted from a speech delivered in Washington, D.C., on September 15, 2011, at the Second Annual Constitution Day Celebration sponsored by Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship.

President Obama campaigned for office largely on the claim that his predecessor had shredded the Constitution. By the Constitution, he could not have meant the document signed on September 17, 1787. Article II of that document begins with a simple declaration:

“The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America.” Not “some” or “most” or even “all but a teeny-weeny bit” of the executive power. The President is vested with all of it. This is particularly noteworthy when compared with the enumerated legislative powers vested in Congress: “All legislative Powers herein granted.” The Founders understood, based in part on their unfortunate experience under the Articles of Confederation, that the branch of government most likely to be in need of the ability to act quickly and decisively is the executive. The branch most likely to overreach is the legislature.

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The Case Against Barack Obama, Sr.

November 7, 2011 1 comment

The Case Against Barack Obama, Sr.

American Thinker ^ | November 7, 2011 | Don Wilkie

Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 7:59:36 AM by NCjim

It is widely held that Barack Obama, Sr., goat herder from Kenya, is the father of President Obama. We now know that this contention is probably false.

In Obama’s autobiography, Dreams from My Father, he identifies Barack Obama, Sr. as his father. This book has been the primary source of information for all who have written about him. Yet two strong supporters of the president — David Remnick, author of The Bridge, a biography of Obama, and Janny Scott, author of A Singular Woman, a biography of Ann Dunham — have expressed doubts about the factual basis of Dreams:

Remnick: “Obama’s memoir is a mixture of verifiable fact, recollection, recreation, invention and artful shaping.”

Scott: “He gives his account of his parents’ fleeting coming together and breaking apart in language and cadences reminiscent of those of folk tales or myths.”

Thanks to Jack Cashill, we now know that Dreams from My Father was in large part a creation of Obama’s neighbor and unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers, a man more interested in a “narrative” than in history. So, as a practical matter, when trying to determine the truth about Obama’s origins, everything from Dreams must be considered suspect.

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Pro-Israeli Lobby Group Made BBC, Sky News ‘Change Narrative’ On Stories

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Pro-Israeli Lobby Group Made BBC, Sky News ‘Change Narrative’ On Stories

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Billionaire-funded organization boasted of ‘briefing’ journalists before stories were published

Paul Joseph Watson

Prison Planet.com

Monday, November 7, 2011

Ahead of a widely-expected Israeli-led attack on Iran, Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre, an elitist pro-Israeli lobbying firm, has been caught “briefing” the British mainstream media on how to present news items relating to Israel, bragging in a leaked email of how BBC and Sky News editors “changed their narrative” on stories after meeting with BICOM representatives.

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Frosty Wooldridge — Illegal immigration: the cost of amnesty = $999 billion

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Summary: This option is the bill H.R. 4437 sponsored by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner that passed the House of Representatives in 2005. This bill would have been so effective in combating illegal immigration that some 1 million illegal aliens marched in cities around the United States on May 1, 2006 to protest it.

The Congressional Budget Office estimated the bill would cost $1.9 billion over the 5 years 2006-2010, which we extrapolate out to the year 2056 using a linear model to account for cost increases.

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War with Iran has already begun in secret | EUTimes.net

November 7, 2011 1 comment

The covert war on Iran’s nuclear programme was launched in earnest by George Bush in 2007. It is a fair assumption that the western powers had been trying their best to spy on the Islamic Republic since the 1979 Iranian revolution, but the 2007 “presidential finding” put those efforts on a new footing.

Bush asked Congress to approve $400m for a programme of support for rebel ethnic groups, as well as intelligence gathering and sabotage of the nuclear programme. Part of that effort involved slipping defective parts such as centrifuge components into the black market supply to Iran, designed to blow apart while in operation and in so doing bring down all the centrifuges in the vicinity.

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Fitzpatrick Visitor: Jail Conditions “Absolutely Horrendous”| The Post & Email

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RAT INFESTATION IN KITCHEN REPORTED

by Sharon Rondeau

Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III in a photo taken on November 6, 2011 at the Monroe County jail

(Nov. 7, 2011) — A visitor who spoke with Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III today for about 30 minutes via the jail telephone has told The Post & Email that the jail’s kitchen is “infested” with rats and that the women prisoners are on the verge of mutiny because of it.

Fitzpatrick was arrested on September 23, 2011, following a sentencing hearing in front of Judge Donald Paul Harris, who lied on court-issued documents concerning another defendant, Carl Swensson of Georgia.

Fitzpatrick had brought a criminal complaint for treason against Barack Hussein Obama II to the Monroe County, TN grand jury after a federal judge, Royce Lamberth, had filed the complaint but refused to act on it.

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Obama was playing golf until 20 minutes before Navy SEALs began mission to take out Bin Laden

November 7, 2011 1 comment

Obama was playing golf until 20 minutes before Navy SEALs began mission to take out Bin Laden

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UK Daily Mail

November 7, 2011

In the official photograph, he looked every inch the commander in chief.

Strain etched on his face, Barack Obama watched as the raid to kill Osama bin Laden played out on a television in front of him.

According to a new book, however, the President was not nearly that engaged – and was actually playing golf until 20 minutes before the operation began in earnest.

Only then did he down his clubs and return to the White House to watch what he later trumpeted as a great success of his presidency.

A new book claims the official account was riddled with errors and that Bin Laden was referred to as ‘Bert’ and not just ‘Geronimo’.

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