While Senator Paul admits that anyone on the current roster of Republican candidates would be an improvement over Barack Obama, he calls out the two men leading in the polls — Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich — for not representing “the tea party, the conservative movement, or the type of change our country desperately needs….”
…..Later, when she was interrogated, his wife, Marina, stated that Lee admired JFK and bore him no malice.
During his recent “Conspiracy Theory” program on the assassination, broadcast on TruTV on Friday, 19 November 2010, Jesse Ventura had the opportunity to talk with Marina, who did not want her face shown on television because she lives in fear for the life of her children – nearly 50 years later.
Jesse had 2.5 hours to talk with her, however, and she said that, although at one time she had thought Lee had done it, she was now convinced he was innocent and had been working undercover for the government.
This conjecture had even been confirmed by the Attorney General for Texas, Waggoner Carr, who had launched his own investigation and found that Lee was working as an informant for the FBI, had been assigned informant number 179, and was being paid $200 per month right up to the time of the assassination.
I recall my father calling my brother and me into the house from the backyard where we were at play that brisk December afternoon, December 7th, 1941. He had us listen to a news report coming from our Philco radio and told us that we would remember that day for the rest of our lives.
It was then that I had my introduction to foreign affairs. Somewhere in the world, a long distance from Staten Island, New York, a place called Pearl Harbor had been attacked by airplanes. As he explained, since that was a part of our country we were in a war.
Photoshopped or Not? A Tool to Tell
NY Times ^ | November 28, 2011 | STEVE LOHR
Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 7:10:57 PM by hripka
The photographs of celebrities and models in fashion advertisements and magazines are routinely buffed with a helping of digital polish. The retouching can be slight — colors brightened, a stray hair put in place, a pimple healed. Or it can be drastic — shedding 10 or 20 pounds, adding a few inches in height and erasing all wrinkles and blemishes, done using Adobe’s Photoshop software, the photo retoucher’s magic wand.
And that is a problem, feminist legislators in France, Britain and Norway say, and they want digitally altered photos to be labeled. In June, the American Medical Association adopted a policy on body image and advertising that urged advertisers and others to “discourage the altering of photographs in a manner that could promote unrealistic expectations of appropriate body image.”
Obama Nixed Plan To Destroy Top Secret Drone After It Fell Into Iranian Hands
Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 7:07:34 PM by macquire
“With early knowledge that the aircraft had likely remained intact, the senior U.S. official also told Fox News that President Obama was presented with three separate options for retrieving or destroying the drone. The president ultimately decided not to proceed with any of the plans because it could have been seen as an act of war, the official told Fox News.”
Ron Paul Goes Full Metal Truther
Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 6:53:36 PM by mnehring
I’ve been waiting for quite a while for Ron Paul to just come out and admit he’s a 9/11 truther. Frankly, I thought it would happen a long time before now. It has taken so long, in fact, that I had started to doubt whether he would ever do it. However, I guess his Iowa polling numbers must have him feeling his oats, because he finally let slip (apologies to those who cannot view the video in IE, we are working to fix the technical issue. Original video may be found here):
And it’s… just think of what happened after 9/11. Immediately, before there was any assessment, there was glee in the administration because now we can invade Iraq. So the war drums beat…
Perfect. Just great. Remember that the less crazy truthers out there don’t get bogged down in scientific nonsense like “fire can’t melt steel.” They don’t necessarily believe that the Bush administration actually put bombs in the WTC to help it come down (although they’re not precisely ruling it out). What they DO believe is that the U.S. government was warned by the Israelis/Saudis/French/whoever that the attacks were coming and deliberately ignored it because they wanted 9/11 to happen so they could go to war in Afghanistan and Iraq.
NPR ^ | Dec 9, 2011 | DAVID WELNA
Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 4:30:55 PM by bkopto
Senate Republicans blocked confirmation votes on two of President Obama’s most high-profile nominees this week — one for a seat on a federal appeals court, the other to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Traditionally, the end-of-the-year holidays have allowed presidents to bypass Congress and give such thwarted nominees recess appointments. But an angry President Obama is quickly leaning that this might not be the case this year.
Obama insisted, “I will not take any options off the table when it comes to getting Richard Cordray in as director of the consumer finance protection board.”
Rand Paul Warns Voters about Gingrich and Romney
EconomicPolicyJournal ^ | 12-10-2011 | Robert Wenzel
Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 4:54:38 PM by MulberryDraw
Rand says of Romney:
He’s moderate, northeastern, don’t-rock-the-boat Republican, and I think everyone in the party clearly understands that.
As for Gingrich, Rand says:
…what worries me is that the voters are being sold a bill of goods in Gingrich.
Gingrich began his career as a Rockefeller Republican from the liberal wing of the party. And though he has often spoken and occasionally acted like he left that wing, it is clear from his flip-flops and multiple “apologies” that his heart is still there…Gingrich is not from the tea party. He is not even a conservative.
He is part of the Washington establishment I was sent to fight. He has been wrong on many of the major issues of the day, and he has taken money from those who helped cause the housing crisis and create millions of foreclosures.
…..On Glenn Beck’s new TV program, carried on the Internet, Beck himself seemed to indicate this was the case. Talking about Orson Wells, his career, vision and his “Citizen Kane” movie, Beck said, “One of the biggest things [he taught me was] he picked a lot of ill-advised fights, sometimes risking his entire career against titans of industry.
It did occur to me recently maybe I should have considered that little part of his life a little more before I locked horns with George Soros.”1 The implication is that Beck’s battle with Soros left him without a job on Fox News.
If this is the case, then we have reached a point in the United States when a private individual has obtained the power to prevent the most popular cable news channel in the country from subjecting his financial and political influence to scrutiny. It is important to see how this was done.
In fairness, Fox has covered Soros after the end of the Beck program. But Beck was doing so in a systematic manner by devoting whole shows to the topic. The sheer magnitude of organizations financially supported by the billionaire makes such an analysis necessary.
…..Days later, there came another startling discovery.
McCain foreign policy adviser Randy Scheunemann had been paid $290,000 by the Saakashvili regime, from January 2007 to March 2008, to get Georgia into NATO, and thus acquire a priceless U.S. war guarantee to fight on Georgia’s side in any clash with Russia.
What makes this history relevant today?
Last week, Sen. Marco Rubio, rising star of the Republican right, on everyone’s short list for VP, called for a unanimous vote, without debate, on a resolution directing President Obama to accept Georgia’s plan for membership in NATO at the upcoming NATO summit in Chicago.
Gov. Rick Perry on NLRB Announcement
Rick Perry for President ^ | 9th December 2011 | Governor Rick Perry
Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 10:40:26 AM by shield
“The Obama Administration’s dangerous and inappropriate action against Boeing and the right to work state of South Carolina remains a frightening reminder of Washington excess even with the NLRB dropping the case. Unaccountable federal political appointees should never have the authority to tell a private company where it may or must build factories.
December 10, 2011
In Des Moines, Iowa, Congressman Ron Paul gave a stark warning: “The world is facing a major, major crisis. I personally believe it’s worse than anything that’s ever existed in the world before.” The Republican presidential candidate delivered his grim economic message on the Iowa campaign trail, warning of a global financial meltdown if drastic measures aren’t quickly taken to get on top of the U.S. debt problem.
“As a physician, let me tell you, what we do with our economy, with our money, the monetary system, with the spending and the inflating, it’s very similar to treating a drug addict by just giving him another fix, not getting him off the drug,” he said to employees of Principal Financial.
…’They’re just out here to pick up the bodies’: Inside America‘s most dangerous city CAMDEN NJ
Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 9:35:08 AM by need_auto_help
…Some officials believe the crime problem has spiralled out of the control this year after more than 100 police officers were laid off in January.
Senators ‘Disappointed’ by Omission of Radical Islam From Homegrown Terror Document
Fox News ^ | 12/09/11
Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 9:25:15 AM by Libloather
Senators ‘Disappointed’ by Omission of Radical Islam From Homegrown Terror Document
Published December 09, 2011 | FoxNews.com
Two prominent senators chided the Obama administration for releasing a strategic plan on homegrown terror that doesn’t mention radical Islam and likens domestic extremism to “gang violence” and “sexual offenses.”
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, criticized that classification at a hearing earlier this week, and along with Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., issued the statement Thursday questioning why the Obama administration omitted Islam from its latest document.
Prison Planet.com » Existence of Military Detention Centers Signals America’s Descent Into Martial Law
December 10, 2011
“Regna regnis lupi, the State a wolf unto the State. It is not a pessimistic lamentation like the old homo homini lupus, but a positive creed and political ideal. Now it is unfortunate for this theory that every community, even one of animals, is based on mutual trust of beings which could destroy one another. Without mutual trust a community of human beings or States is impossible. A State which emblazons the “Do not trust me” on its shield, which is what the theorists of the amoral State would actually have it do, could only exist in a like-minded world by maintaining an absolute superiority of power over all other States combined.” – Johan Huizinga, In the Shadow of Tomorrow, pg. 151-152. (1936).
“A master narrative is a dwelling place. We are intended to live in it.” – Robert Fulford, The Triumph of Narrative: Storytelling in the Age of Mass Culture, pg. 32. (1999).
There is a state of siege in America.
Prison Planet.com » Rand Paul: Newt Gingrich Is Part of the Washington Establishment I Was Sent to Fight
December 10, 2011
Wolf Blitzer interviews Senator Rand Paul.
Ron Paul: People Are Sick & Tired of Big Government
December 10, 2011
Congressman Ron Paul interview with Fox News from Iowa.
…..Romney’s campaign is going after Gingrich personally, but it is questionable whether Romney will do that on stage and risk it backfiring on him.
In a conference call this week, former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu and former Missouri Senator James Talent harshly criticized Gingrich. They called him “irrational,” inconsistent, and self-absorbed. It will be hard for Romney to artfully do this himself tonight, so he may continue to rely on surrogates. If his campaign can make voters feel like Gingrich is pompous and condescending, Romney may be able to turn Gingrich’s intelligence into a liability.
Ron Paul has put out the most vicious attack ad on Gingrich. Its message is that Gingrich is basically corrupt and it hits him for supporting an individual health care mandate. In recent days, Paul has called him a “counterfeit conservative” and says he must “expose” him. This language indicates that this will be his most confrontational debate yet and for the first time, he’ll have most of his rivals backing him up
Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2011 | John Ransom
Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 7:22:48 AM by Kaslin
As if Congress didn’t have enough evidence that the Department of Justice has completely lost its mind, the New York Times is reporting that the Drug Enforcement Agency has helped launder “millions of dollars in drug proceeds” on behalf of Mexican drug cartels, a figure much higher than previously estimated.
The Department of Justice has been under investigation by Congress for facilitating gun smuggling during Operation Fast and Furious. Fast and Furious was a gun running scheme on the US-Mexican border that’s resulted in violence and death on both sides of the border including the deaths of federal agents in the line of duty. The operation used illegal weapons purchases with reluctant gun dealers who cooperated with the ATF on the so-called stings.
Also, it has been pointed out that the translation of the words themselves from the Chinese produces even more room for confusion, as there may be multiple definitions or interpretations, just as many American words have more that one dictionary meaning.
And, too, many have noted that “Gung Ho!” has been “bastardized” to the point that it is now, to many, just a slogan, a battle cry, or just a word denoting a goodMarine Gung Ho was not something simple to understand, even for Carlson and his Raider Marines–it had to be worked on and lived!
In an article titled “The Legacy of Evans Carlson,” by Robert J. Dalton (LtCol USMC Ret.) in the August 1987 Marine Corps Gazette, the author states, “…Ironically, the term ‘gung ho’ has come to mean almost the opposite of how it was originally used. Today, the term has an aggressive, Prussianistic connotation. It has little of the ‘ethical’meaning for which it was originally used….”
…..While the Obama Nation and its Samantha Powers “Responsibility to Protect” invests its Marxist megalomania into the hell of Islamic domestic disputes, one is reminded of the Street Level Truth to never step into an argument between a pimp and his prostitute: they will both turn on you.
As for the Biblical Truth?
The anti-Christ has been here for quite some time and he is not some Imam coming out of the Middle East.
Our main enemy is the two-headed and two-faced beast of Islamic Communism first represented by Osama bin Laden but now, more profoundly revealed in the Progressive Policies of a New World Order directed by Barack Obama in the foreground and George Soros in the background. Both joined together at the hip of their Napoleonic delusions.
We are most definitely in a climactic, Biblically “Teachable Moment.”
It is, I am afraid, too late for any of the participants to change their tunes. They are “in,” as they say, for way more than a penny or a pound. The “man who broke the Bank of England” will find his own banks pushed to the limit when the proverbial “bill” of a Final Judgment arrives……
Austin-tacious? Texas Gov Puts Values on Display
Washington Update, Family Research Council ^ | December 9, 2011
Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 8:01:16 AM by hocndoc
Rick Perry‘s latest ad was intended for Iowa, but thanks to the national media, it’s airing on every network in America. A number of pundits are panning the spot for its bold social conservative themes, which they insist will hurt the Texas Governor’s chances. “I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a Christian,” Gov. Perry says, “but you don’t need to be in the pew every Sunday to know there’s something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can’t openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school.” The ad is called “Strong,” and that’s the kind of message it sends on issues like religious freedom. “As President, I’ll end Obama’s war on religion. And I’ll fight against liberal attacks on our religious heritage.” True, Gov. Perry probably wouldn’t win the media’s vote with that kind of platform–but he does stand to benefit with everyday Americans who are tired of seeing their values in the line of fire under this administration.
Despite the heat Perry’s campaign is taking over the ad, the Governor stands by it. “I’m very comfortable with that ad,” Perry said. And he should be. In just the last several months, there’s been a powerful surge of anti-religious sentiment from this administration, and it’s already bled into our military, federal funding, and international affairs. Consider this inventory of decisions from the Obama administration, which date back to June of this year.
Breaking: We were right, Obama GAVE Iran the Drone!
Con Underground ^ | 12/10/2011
Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 1:24:21 AM by Just4Him
A couple of days ago Conunderground.com was the first to point out that the circumstances surrounding the “crash” of the top secret RQ170 Sentinel drone simply didn’t add up. And we were tight! The story continues to develop and it doesn’t look good!
To recap, first we were told that Iran might’ve shot it down and then the story changed to “the drone crashed on Iranian soil ”
After realizing that the Iranians were about to parade a perfectly functional drone with nary a scratch on it, the official story changed to “the drone landed because it wants to live” I kid you not that is the official story!
The flack we caught for running the story was typical of the the kind of BS spewed by Obama’s supporters but none the less I didn’t withdraw the story because the official version simply didn’t add up.
Durban: what the media are not telling you
Watts Up With That ^ | Christopher Monckton
Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 1:42:30 AM by Enchante
A new International Climate Court will have the power to compel Western nations to pay ever-larger sums to third-world countries in the name of making reparation for supposed “climate debt”. The Court will have no power over third-world countries. Here and throughout the draft, the West is the sole target. “The process” is now irredeemably anti-Western.
Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 5:23:15 AM by DetroitRight
What is most disturbing about this story, apart from the obvious horror, is that not one news account reported what one witness said the shooter was screaming: “allahu akbar.” Not one news account. The media is the enemy.
Check out the video here. One of the witness states that the shooter was repeatedly shouting “allahu akbar” at minute 2:42. This video is on the bottom right of the LA Times new story, but they don’t mention it in their coverage — neither does Reuters, CBS news, The Hollywood Reporter, KFAI, or any of the other news reports. I expect that this video will be removed or edited.
Federal judge decides who is an ‘authorized journalist’—and who is not(gunwalker)
Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 6:42:19 AM by marktwain
Per Alex Dobuzinskis of Reuters:
Hernandez found Cox failed to present evidence that she had any media credentials or affiliation with a “recognized news entity,” or that she had checked her facts or tried to contact the other side to “get both sides of the story.”
“Montana blogger is not journalist,” Jeff Barnard of the Associated Press reported Wednesday.
U.S. District Judge Marco A. Hernández ruled that “investigative blogger” Crystal L. Cox “was not a journalist and cannot claim the protections afforded to mainstream reporters and news outlets.”
Per Alex Dobuzinskis of Reuters:
THIS IS WHO WE WANT FOR A PRESIDENT
Youtube ^ | 12/9/11 | Me
Posted on Friday, December 09, 2011 10:44:54 PM by Indy Pendance
THIS IS WHO WE WANT FOR A PRESIDENT.
Enough of this wishy-washy crap. Tell it like it is. This is why all the conservatives are surging, this is why Newt is ahead. We want someone to bring it to them. All the others are inferior. There is NO candidate that will tell it like it is. All we get is the platitudes. It’s sickening. We know better, and they think we’re stupid.
Reagan‘s Nashua Moment
Unconstitutional American Police State
Armstrong Economics ^ | December 9, 2011 | Martin Armstrong
Posted on Friday, December 09, 2011 11:37:53 PM by Razzz42
I want to deeply apologize for the conduct of the United States. As someone who has suffered the heel of the boot of these vile and uncivilized people, I fully understand and it will be the last international conference I will ever do in this country. This is a sample of the emails I received from non-US readers. Others required a letter from me just to have an invitation to get a visa. Others trying to send a bank
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wire had their money held for weeks. The horror stories of those who attended being fingerprinted at the border and treated like pieces of…..
The New York Times ^ | December 8, 2011 | By JULIA PRESTON
Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 12:13:40 AM by moonshinner_09
What does the term “anchor baby” mean? If you were to look it up in the American Heritage Dictionary, you would find a new definition since last week.
The term was among some 10,000 new words and phrases in the fifth edition of the dictionary, published in November. It was defined as: “A child born to a noncitizen mother in a country that grants automatic citizenship to children born on its soil, especially such a child born to parents seeking to secure eventual citizenship for themselves and often other members of their family.”
It’s always heartening to me to hear from people in response to my articles about the murder of John Kennedy because it tells me that interest in this crime of the century, this coup d’etat against America, is still strong and healthy.
And yesterday’s article was no exception: I have heard from a lot of people, and most of them, the vast majority, have been very supportive. But, one person pointed out something that I missed, and it is absolutely blowing my mind…..
EXCERPT ~ CLICK LINK…
On the Acceptance of Evil…”I remember the day after the 9-11 attacks, going to the post office to buy stamps and being handed a packet of Islamic”Eid” stamps recently released by the post office. I politely asked…”
We are currently living in a time of the mass acceptance of evil. Daily the case is being successfully made for things such as homosexual marriage, abortion, pedophilia, the justification of Islamic terror. People are unwittingly being conditioned to accept the previously unacceptable through the various forms of mass media.
It is surreal to see otherwise reasonable people advocate what only a short while ago would have been unthinkable to them. How have we gotten to this point? Evil has been successfully marketed to mainstream America.
I remember the day after the 9-11 attacks, going to the post office to buy stamps and being handed a packet of Islamic”Eid” stamps recently released by the post office. I politely asked for anything but Islamic stamps, only to receive this retort from the normally friendly postman, ”Christianity has done just as much terror as any other religion, we don’t have any room to complain!”.