Arpaio is next marked man for recall by ‘posse’ in Arizona
The Washington Times ^ | Nov. 23, 2011 | Valerie Richardson
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 10:06:27 PM by Free ThinkerNY
The same Arizona group that took down the state’s leading immigration hard-liner is now gunning for its best-known lawman.
Code red: Department of Homeland Security warns of deadly threat
Daily Mail Online ^ | 11/22/11 | Mike O’brien
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 8:53:00 PM by EBH
It’s at the forefront of the war on terror – and now it’s declaring war on another menace: turkey fryers. The Department of Homeland Security has issued a timely pre-Thanksgiving warning on the dangers of the large deep fat fryers.
ZeroHedge ^ | 11/23/11 | Tyler Durden
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 8:56:38 PM by RobertClark
Yesterday we reported that the Arab League (with European and US support) are preparing to institute a no fly zone over Syria. Today, we get an escalation which confirms we may be on the edge. Just out from CBS: “The U.S. Embassy in Damascus urged its citizens in Syria to depart “immediately,” and Turkey‘s foreign ministry urged Turkish pilgrims to opt for flights to return home from Saudi Arabia to avoid traveling through Syria.” But probably the most damning evidence that the “western world” is about to do the unthinkable and invade Syria, and in the process force Iran to retaliate, is the weekly naval update from Stratfor, which always has some very interesting if always controversial view on geopolitics, where we find that for the first time in many months, CVN 77 George H.W. Bush has left its traditional theater of operations just off the Straits of Hormuz, a critical choke point, where it traditionally accompanies the Stennis, and has parked… right next to Syria.
And from CBS:
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | November 23, 2011 | DAISY DUMAS
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 8:03:10 PM by Steelfish
Michele Bachmann Brings Out The War Paint As She Cakes On The Make-Up For GOP Debate [Pics in URL] By DAISY DUMAS 23rd November 2011
Richard Nixon infamously declined make-up when he debated against John F Kennedy in September 1960. Recovering from a bout of flu and dressed in a pale grey suit, the favourite underwhelmed – and his unusually lacklustre appearance was blamed.
Fast forward 51 years and make-up may be the downfall, once again, of a presidential hopeful.
Miguel Llanos ^ | 11/23/11 | Miguel Llanos
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 8:03:45 PM by Nachum
The Obama administration on Wednesday backed off a draft policy to restrict target shooting on federal land near residential areas.
In a memo, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said he would direct his agency to “take no further action to develop or implement” the draft. U.S. News & World Report posted a copy of the memo on its website.
NYSlimes ^ | 11/21/11 | SAM ROBERTS
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 8:05:27 PM by Drango
Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, as Freud supposedly said, but when is a cigarette a cigarette?
The city filed suit last week against a “roll your own” cigarette shop in Chinatown and a related one on Staten Island, where a pack of cigarettes can cost less than $5, because the stores are not collecting cigarette taxes. The stores, both called Island Smokes, do not sell packs of Marlboros and Newports. Instead, they sell loose tobacco and cigarette papers, and have machines that let customers fabricate their own cigarettes.
EDITORIAL: A very Obama Thanksgiving (Worth read)
The Washington Times ^ | November 23, 2011 | Editorial
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 7:35:44 PM by jazusamo
Are we to thank God – or government – for the gifts we receive?
November 1621: Governor Obama of Plymouth Colony prepares for the first Thanksgiving with his scribe, the boy Jay.
“How are preparations for our Thanksgiving Day feast proceeding, young Jay? I am eager to share the blessings wrought by hope and change, and the bounty that I have brought to this needy land and its humble yet dignified people.”
“Yes, Governor, about the feast. I’m afraid we don’t have much in the way of food.”
“But I decreed a feast.”
“Yes, I remember the speech. One of your best.”
“At great length, yes, sir.”
Megyn Kelly’s Pepper Spray Comments Spark Backlash
YahooNews ^ | November 23, 2011 | Mike Krumboltz
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 7:40:00 PM by Steelfish
Megyn Kelly’s Pepper Spray Comments Spark Backlash By Mike Krumboltz
Pepper spray, its effects, and its appropriateness continue to be top of mind in the media.
And Now, Stimulus For Russia
Investor’s Business Daily ^ | November 8, 2011 | IBD staff
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 6:26:15 PM by raptor22
Industrial Policy: Not only do taxpayers subsidize failing green energy here, they may soon be on the hook for a Department of Energy loan to a firm owned by a Russian billionaire. Just say nyet.
When a foreign firm wants to build a facility in the U.S. that hires American workers and pays American taxes, we welcome it. We’d prefer they do it with their own money, not rely on this administration’s failed industrial policy to provide them with a huge taxpayer-backed loan — especially when it’s owned by a billionaire who doesn’t need the help.
The History Channel | 11/23/11
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 6:45:39 PM by pabianice
My wife and I just watched a History Channel show, “After Oil.” It is one of the most unintentionally funny shows we have seen in a long time.
The premise is that, one day, all the undrilled oil in the world vansihes. Not used up, just vanished. Perhaps it has a temper tantrum; perhaps it is just out of town on a trip. Perhaps it has been stolen by aliens. However, this fantasy is to be taken seriously.
Georgia Company’s Breaking Point: ‘We are not Hiring Until Obama is Gone’
TheBlaze ^ | 11232011 | Becket Adams
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 6:31:24 PM by TheDailyChange
Looman‘s says he put the signs on his company’s trucks and posted pictures of them to his personal Facebook page six months ago. When he originally did that, he said that he received mostly positive reaction from people, “about 20-to-one positive.”
Georgia business owner: ‘We are not hiring until Obama is gone’
Examiner ^ | 11/23/11 | Joe Newby ,
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 5:34:32 PM by Track9
Thanks to Obama’s economic policies, a west Georgia business owner says he isn’t hiring until the current President is gone.
Jon Shirek of News Channel 11 writes that Bill Looman of U.S. Cranes, LLC, is causing controversy over signs he posted on his company’s trucks.
“New Company Policy: We are not hiring until Obama is gone,” the signs read.
“Can’t afford it,” Looman said Tuesday.
“I’ve got people that I want to hire now, but I just can’t afford it. And I don’t foresee that I’ll be able to afford it unless some things change in D.C.,” he added.
NH Removes Presidential Candidate! (hypocrisy alert)
vanity ^ | Nov 23, 2011 | jd
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 3:46:05 PM by jdirt
In 2008, the NH Secretary of State and the Ballot Law Commission removed Presidential candidate Sal Mohammad because he was not a natural born citizen. Because President Obama is also not a natural born citizen, the NH legislature passed a law last year that required a statement that the candidate meets the qualifications under the Constitution to serve as President. Last Friday a hearing was conducted by the Ballot Law Commission for the complaint that Barack Obama is not a natural born citizen based on decided law in the US Supreme Court ruling Minor v Happersett and; documentary evidence that President Obama could not pass an e-verify check, the SSN he uses was issued in CT (SSA has now made the number assignments random so Americans can’t check them anymore) and failure of the SSNVS check. The complaint requested that Barack Obama should be removed from the ballot. The complaint was filed by Orly Taitz, esq and supported by NINE state representatives. The commission ruled that since Obama paid the $1,000 fee and he filled out the required form, his name could appear on the ballot.
…..The GOP wants and needs four more years of Obamanation in order to continue its plan of corralling and branding intransigent and increasingly sophisticated state’s rights-asserting, small government freethinkers. But the GOP cowboys are long in the tooth, and their horses keep coming up lame.
The GOP establishment wants, and needs, more time to work the Republican herd. They’ll do this much as they did in 2008. Destroy electable candidates and run losing liberal nominees. Thus, we see the GOP leadership express great satisfaction with Romney and Perry, both big spending statists, while doing everything they can to destroy the reputations of the Republicans with more grass roots appeal, like Cain and Ron Paul. Cain’s crossover appeal to the neocon, progressive, and small government wings of the GOP was frightening – he might have actually won, and then try to change the status quo – and thus he had to be taken out. I doubt Cain would ever have attempted real change, but I’m not as paranoid as the GOP establishment.
Los Angeles Times ^ | November 23, 2011 | Michael Muskal
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 4:32:43 PM by Saint Reagan
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 4:36:25 PM by Wolf13
Daily Caller ^ | November 23, 2011 | Jeff Poor
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 4:10:09 PM by Rufus2007
On his Wednesday show, radio host Rush Limbaugh illustrated what would otherwise be an ill-advised hypothetical situation by suggesting that if Michelle Obama were to appear on his radio show, he would introduce the first lady with Sir-Mix-A-Lot’s 1992 hit “Baby Got Back.”
Limbaugh’s goal was to “illustrate” what the reaction would be, compared to the scant attention given when GOP presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann was introduced on Jimmy Fallon’s Monday night NBC program to Fishbone’s “Lyin’ A** B****.”
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 4:20:03 PM by inkling
When the Pilgrims arrived on the Mayflower, they set up a society in which no one could own property and everyone shared equally, no matter how much work they did. The result was misery and hunger. But when the governor allowed each man to plant and raise crops for his own household, something amazing happened.
CBS ^ | 11/23/11 | CBS/AP
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 3:46:20 PM by Nachum
BEIRUT – The U.S. Embassy in Damascus urged its citizens in Syria to depart “immediately,” and Turkey‘s foreign ministry urged Turkish pilgrims to opt for flights to return home from Saudi Arabia to avoid traveling through Syria.
“The U.S. Embassy continues to urge U.S. citizens in Syria to depart immediately while commercial transportation is available,” said a statement issued to the American community in Syria Wednesday and posted on the Embassy’s website. “The number of airlines serving Syria has decreased significantly since the summer, while many of those airlines remaining have reduced their number of flights.”
Caddell & Schoen Want Obama Gone ~ “You don’t go up to him and tell him to leave ’cause he’s a failure. With narcissists that doesn’t compute. If you really want to get rid of Obama, you gotta go up and tell him how the current job’s beneath him. You gotta tell him…”
You can’t win, and even if you do win, the only way is by going so negative that the country’s torn apart in the middle of the campaign and after you win going so ugly and so dirty you’re not gonna be able to govern. You’re gonna rip the country apart, not to mention your party.
Newt is Right on This: Drill for Oil Here!
Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 23, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 2:55:28 PM by Kaslin
CALLER: Hey, Rush. Happy Thanksgiving first off to you and your family.
RUSH: Thank you very much. Same to you, Vinny.
CALLER: Thank you. Listen, Newt’s really made a believer out of me the past month, and I do agree with you, I know Newt has put some thought into his immigration policy. I heard him specifically say that he was all for enforcing the borders and policing them. I also heard him say his immigration policy wasn’t an amnesty policy.
Prior to the GOP debate last night, the Obama administration sent adviser Tom Donilon to the Brookings Institute where he insisted Iran has been weakened under its sanctions regime. Donilon admitted, however, that sanctions have not led to Iran “fundamentally altering its behavior.”
AEI sets tone for “debate” on attacking Iran.
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Aside from Ron Paul who is the only choice, it’s beginning to look like Gov Perry is not only a lesser of evils, he is likely going to be the only lesser of evils!
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by gunnyg (“A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever
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via The Gingrich Amnesty.
The Blaze ^ | November 17, 2011 | Madeleine Morgenstern
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 2:17:14 PM by 2ndDivisionVet
Van Jones offered a prediction Wednesday for those who have been watching the Occupy Wall Street movement: “You haven’t seen anything yet.”
The former Obama administration “green jobs czar” — an ardent supporter of the Occupy movement since its inception — said in an interview with CNN that the movement is ready to evolve into the areas of politics and policy-making, much like the Tea Party did in 2010.
“You’re going to see an evolution now as you go from protests, keep the protests, but now expand into politics,” Jones said. “And if you thought there was an earthquake in 2010 when the Tea Party moved into politics, wait until this 99 percent movement moves over into politics. You haven’t seen anything yet.”
Perry: Obama administration ‘absolute failure’ at collecting intelligence
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 12:50:01 PM by casinva
During Tuesday night’s GOP presidential debate on foreign policy, Texas Gov. Rick Perry hammered the Obama administration, claiming they had been an “absolute failure” in providing support for the intelligence community.
“We’ve really failed … in our ability to collect intelligence around the world,” said Perry.
Prison Planet.com » Medvedev threatens to target U.S. missile shield in Europe if no deal is reached
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
President Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday that Russia will target the American missile defense system in Europe with its own missiles if Moscow cannot reach an agreement with Washington and NATO on how the system will be built and operated.
Medvedev said time hasn’t run out for an agreement, but he accused the United States of failing to take into account Russian concerns.
His declaration, in a televised address, comes a year after he met with the heads of NATO states in Lisbon and said Russia was willing to consider joining in on missile defense, if it could be included as an equal partner.
Travelers taking to highways are exponentially more at risk
November 23, 2011
According to a report in the New York Times this week, owing to opposition to the TSA, The Air Transport Association expects 2 percent fewer people will fly this Thanksgiving week compared with last year, while AAA projects a 4 percent increase in automobile travel.
This raises a serious issue – the fact that many thousands more Americans die in road traffic accidents every year than they do in air accidents.
Russian newsreader Tatyana Limanova makes insulting gesture at Obama
The Telegraph ^ | November 23, 2011
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 11:46:15 AM by NCjim
Rick Perry‘s pouring it on in Iowa, seeking to rebound
The Kansas City Star ^ | November 23, 2011 | DAVE MONTGOMERY
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 12:01:26 PM by casinva
Just a few minutes earlier, he was standing in front of plant workers in eastern Iowa, vowing to shake up Washington by creating a part-time Congress, ending lifetime appointments for federal judges and shuttering dysfunctional agencies.
WaPo shocker on Newt
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | November 23, 2011 | Don Surber
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 1:39:12 PM by Mustang Driver
The Washington Post has an expose on Newt Gingrich that will blow all the others away. I want readers to be seated and calm and have a friend near by (who is not to read this) ready to call an ambulance if you go into shock.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Attention holiday shoppers: your cell phone may be tracked this year. Starting on Black Friday and running through New Year’s Day, two U.S. malls — Promenade Temecula in southern California and Short Pump Town Center in Richmond, Va. — will track guests’ movements by monitoring the signals from their cell phones.
While the data that’s collected is anonymous, it can follow shoppers’ paths from store to store.
ISRAPUNDIT ^ | Nov 23/11 | Michael Medved
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 11:16:56 AM by tedbel
Ted Belman. Medved nails it when he says
“The answer is that distinctive religious attitudes among Jews play a greater role in shaping voting behavior than ideology, education levels, income, or any sense of ethnic solidarity.[..]
“The voting behavior of American Jews conforms closely to the preferences of the irreligious and the unaffiliated precisely because so many of them are, in fact, theologically unaffiliated.
We elect representatives to do the job of making decisions. When these chicken s**t, power hungry jerks decide making the right decision might be tough, or even cost them (what they think is their lifetime appointment) their job, they run out and give their authority, which we bestowed upon them through virtue of our sacred vote, to a corrupt panel of highly paid insiders.
For conservative Republicans—those falling under the Tea Party umbrella, broadly-conceived—this is 4:00am. The Fear is setting in. “What if Obama wins? What if we nominate someone who can’t defeat him? What if we stand on principle with our favorite conservative candidate, and end up damaging the man who will, in all likelihood, actually be our representative in the presidential election? Isn’t it too late to hope to change the race in favor of the best conservative? Mustn’t we settle for what we can get this time around?”
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 10:12:57 AM by ttjemery
(This is part three of a series of seven articles from my friends wrings. I found his writings to being very informative.)
Here I’m going to consider the history of the American “left,” that is political movements to change the political system created under the US Constitution since 1791. For brevity’s sake I’m going to confine discussion to post-Civil War up to the present, and mainly only consider larger, more popular movements.
Crowd sourced campaigns making the mainstream media irrelevant ~ “Ron Paul has effectively crowd sourced his campaign and his get out the vote in Iowa and New Hampshire may set a new standard for political volunteer efficiency”
Crowd sourced campaigns making the mainstream media irrelevant
Milwaukee Story ^ | 11.17.11 | Andy Booker
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 10:22:24 AM by packback
Ron Paul has effectively crowd sourced his campaign and his get out the vote in Iowa and New Hampshire may set a new standard for political volunteer efficiency. In the video the women make a valid but not often overlooked point in campaign politics, “volunteer smart.”
Check the list of stores that will donate 1% to 15% of the purchase price of whatever you spend on Black Friday to the Texas Democratic Party.
If they’re doing it in Texas, they’re likely doing it in other states too.
You have to request to have the stores make the donation, but it is still shocking and shows how well organized the Dems are.
Further proof that the Republicans are in big trouble…..
by Doretta Wildes, blogging at Doretta Wildes
(Nov. 23, 2011) — Alex Jones has been accused by The New York Times of inspiring the recent unfortunate shooting at the White House by a disturbed young man. The young man is said to have watched Jones’s “The Obama Deception,” which the Times labels “anti-government,” implying that it propelled the young man to act out his hatred of the president. Among other things, the young man was reported to have confused Obama with the “anti-Christ.”*
Making the World Safe for Death and Destruction
World War I was the defining moment in the modern era, marking the death of monarchical Europe, the introduction of modern warfare to the global scene, the dawn of a frightening new system in war making and governance. For the United States, it was more transformative than any other event, other than perhaps Lincoln’s war or maybe World War II. It was an unspeakable tragedy, consuming almost 20 million lives and opening the door to the totalitarian takeover of Russia and later Germany. Nothing in history is more important to study, which is why it is particularly sad that in America’s government schools it tends to be poorly taught or deemphasized in comparison to its more popular sequel.
Raico calls World War I “The Turning Point” in the first chapter of his book. At just 52 pages, this chapter is the best World War I summary of its length I have read. For everyone very familiar with the war, this chapter is still worth reviewing, with many rich footnotes, containing nuggets that are bound to be new for almost anyone.
Sitting in the comfort of his New York studio, Williams ignored the statement issued by Linda P.B. Katehi, the Chancellor of UC Davis, when she noted that “…on Thursday a group of protesters including UC Davis students and other non-UC Davis affiliated individuals established an encampment of about 25 tents on the Quad.” Notice the reference to “non-UC Davis affiliated individuals,” including outside agitators.
Katehi said, “The group was reminded that while the university provides an environment for students to participate in rallies and express their concerns and frustrations through different forums, university policy does not allow such encampments on university grounds.”
Josephine County, Ore. — Two months ago Gil Gilbertson, the sheriff of this rural county in southern Oregon, drafted a 10-page report exploring the origins and extent of federal power within a state and emailed his findings to various parties, asking for comment.
Since the report was in rough-draft form he was somewhat surprised that it went viral, but it shows there are a lot of people hungry for information about how much power (particularly law-enforcement power) the federal government actually wields within a state, where that power comes from, and the limits to that power.
Gilbertson continued his research and recently completed a 13-page revised and updated version, retitled: Unraveling Federal Jurisdiction within a State. It is highly footnoted with references to statutes and court decisions.
This a “must read” for anyone concerned about infringements against the 10th Amendment and federal encroachments in general – like road closures, Wild Lands and Monument designations, mining and other resource uses. In other words, this is for anyone and everybody with an interest – no matter how casual — in accessing the public lands, either as a “resource user” (a rancher or miner) or simply a casual vacationer who enjoys weekend camping.
“I know the capacity that is there to make tyranny total in America, and we must see to it that this agency [the National Security Agency] and all agencies that possess this technology operate within the law and under proper supervision, so that we never cross over that abyss. That is the abyss from which there is no return.”
– Senator Frank Church (1975)
I would like to discuss four major and badly understood events – the John F. Kennedy assassination, Watergate, Iran-Contra, and 9/11. I will analyze these deep events as part of a deeper political process linking them, a process that has helped build up repressive power in America at the expense of democracy.
In recent years I have been talking about a dark force behind these events — a force which, for want of a better term, I have clumsily called a “deep state,” operating both within and outside the public state. Today for the first time I want to identify part of that dark force, a part which has operated for five decades or more at the edge of the public state. This part of the dark force has a name not invented by me: the Doomsday Project, the Pentagon’s name for the emergency planning “to keep the White House and Pentagon running during and after a nuclear war or some other major crisis.”1
My point is a simple and important one: to show that the Doomsday Project of the 1980s, and the earlier emergency planning that developed into it, have played a role in the background of all the deep events I shall discuss.
More significantly, it has been a factor behind all three of the disturbing events that now threaten American democracy. The first of these three is what has been called the conversion of our economy into a plutonomy – with the increasing separation of America into two classes, into the haves and the have-nots, the one percent and the 99 percent. The second is America’s increasing militarization, and above all its inclination, which has become more and more routine and predictable, to wage or provoke wars in remote regions of the globe. It is clear that the operations of this American war machine have served the one percent.2
Second Amendment Foundation Wins Preliminary Injunction V. Omaha Ban On Alien Handgun(NE)
Ammoland ^ | 22 November, 2011 | SAF
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 8:04:21 AM by marktwain
BELLEVUE, WA –(Ammoland.com)- A federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction against enforcement by the City of Omaha, NE of an ordinance that prohibits legal non-citizens from registering handguns in the city, in a case brought by the Second Amendment Foundation, the Nebraska Firearms Owners Association and Armando Pliego Gonzalez.
“Which is better – to be ruled by one tyrant three thousand miles away, or by three thousand tyrants not a mile away?” –
“Do you see this soldier in this checkpoint?” Iraqi Wael al-Khafaji asked a Reuters reporter, pointing to a spot just a few feet from his Baghdad barbershop. “He can do whatever he wants to me right now and I can’t say a word. Is this democracy?”
Before the U.S. invasion, this businessman – like millions of other Iraqis – was ruled by a distant dictator who had little direct influence on his life. Today, everything he does takes place under the shadow cast by armed men who have given themselves permission to brutalize or kill anybody who refuses to obey them.
We know why you joined the force. You wanted to protect the weak and the innocent from the strong and vicious. You desired a society where justice is done, the guilty punished. You abhor the use of violence against women and children. You wanted to stand for good, protect those who need protection. Are you doing this now?
Infowars Nightly News
November 23, 2011
November 23, 2011
All of Ron Paul’s answers during last night’s CNN Debate.
Did Gingrich Walk Into an Immigration Minefield at Debate?
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 1:09:05 AM by South40
Brace yourself, Newt Gingrich.
CBS News ^ | November 22, 2011 | Stephanie Condon
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 2:29:18 AM by Just4Him
Setting himself far apart from his Republican colleagues, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul on Tuesday night suggested that the U.S. should have less involvement in Israel’s affairs.
“I think they’re quite capable of taking care of themselves,” he said.