With news that information leaks are threatening to reveal the identities the Navy SEALs who served up some just desserts for Osama bin Laden, it’s understandable that the top-secret warriors are on edge. What isn’t understandable, however, is how the Washington Post seems to be as eager to uncover their identities as our vengeful terrorist enemies in al-Qaeda.
In the Post’s latest coverage of the fall of bin Laden, Post writer Fredrick Kunkle traverses Virginia Beach in search of the silent heroes’ favorite hangouts, SEALs-spotting hotspots and toils around town looking for clues as to who the mystery men might be.
The Post lists a number of local bars, eateries and even individuals who claim to know tidbits of information on the SEAL team bread crumb trail — right down to what street they’re located on.
Why should al-Qaeda worry about tracking down bin Laden’s asssassins when the American media seems all too eager to? It‘s bad enough that there seem to be members of the current administration’s inner circle willing to betray these hardened heroes. Can‘t we ask for a little more respect for these SEALs’ secretive service from the press?
Democrats believe that you are legally permitted to break into an empty home if you need a place to stay.
Democrats believe that stealing furniture from someone’s home — if it’s in the best interest of your family — is a legally acceptable practice.
Democrats believe that you are within your rights to crash a rich man’s party if you’re hungry, because he’s got plenty of extra food.
Democrats believe that any person, should they require access to clean facilities like showers, toilets, and towels, must be legally permitted to break into a health club.
And because Internet access is a human right, Democrats believe that those without it are legally allowed to break into office buildings to obtain web access.
I know all this to be true.
Because Democrat politicians believe that millions of foreigners have every right to enter our home — our sovereign republic — to use our schools, our health care system, our roads, and our infrastructure. Democrats believe that immigration laws aren’t laws at all; for, in fact, they are suing states for enforcing the very immigration laws that Congress passed!
These temporary politicians — these useless Democrats hacks — no longer represent the people. They represent illegal aliens, who are trespassing in our country; who are entering our land without any background checks or vetting procedures; who are driving up unemployment among citizens; who often come for free health care services or schooling or more nefarious reasons; who do not understand the history or traditions of this country; and whose presence here will ultimately Balkanize this country in ways no one can possibly foresee.
For Democrats, clinging to political power trumps the Constitution; it trumps the laws they have passed; it trumps the concerns of the citizenry; it trumps every moral and ethical tenet of this country. But their appetite for raw power is so insatiable, and it is so naked and malevolent, that they are willing to sacrifice future generations so they can climax on their unchecked power.
Therefore I urge you, America’s citizens, to remember the permanent damage these temporary politicians are doing to this country. I urge you to remember in 2012 and to obliterate the Democrat Party politically — at every level of government.
“It’s time for Palestine.”
That’s the title of a recent article featured in the newsletter of the General Board of Church and Society, the advocacy wing of the United Methodist Church. And as the title insinuates, the article is very anti-Israel.
For example, just two paragraphs in, author Rev. John Calhoun talks about the recent wave of democracy sweeping the Middle East. “Unfortunately,” he writes, “one state’s undemocratic, militaristic rule over millions of civilians suffering under its administration looks likely to continue unchallenged. That state is Israel, and those living under its illegitimate control are the Palestinians of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.” [Emphasis added]
He continues: “As the world applauds heroic freedom fighters standing up to dictators and fraudulent presidents across the Middle East, widespread support for the Palestinian people’s aspirations to live free from Israeli occupation is faint.”
Read more here.
Despite being someone who opposes blind faith and living a life in accordance to religious texts, HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher has put his faith into a scientific theory that has had its share of doubt cast on it over the past two years.
On his Friday evening show, in a discussion with Harry Shearer, the voice behind many of the characters on “The Simpsons,” Maher commented on the disastrous tornado that hit Alabama last month, claiming a death toll of 238 to date.
“What do you think about this tornado situation that ran through, I guess it was mostly Alabama,” Maher said. “But I mean it was, we used to hear about tornados that were a few hundred yards wide. This ran 300 miles. They used to just touch down.”
According to Maher, the cause of the killer tornado is obvious: Global warming.
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“This is global warming,” Maher declared. “This is global warming – there’s more moisture – it’s what scientist always said. There’s more moisture in the atmosphere. It’s going to cause these giant disasters.”
Read more here.
We don’t know if the porno stash found in his house was his or not. He had two sons living with him, and there were two other families living there.
But this isn’t the first time we’ve seen jihadis think “Porno is Great!”
A stash of pornography was found in the hideout of Osama bin Laden by the U.S. commandos who killed him, current and former U.S. officials said on Friday.
The pornography recovered in bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, consists of modern, electronically recorded video and is fairly extensive, according to the officials, who discussed the discovery with Reuters on condition of anonymity.
The officials said they were not yet sure precisely where in the compound the pornography was discovered or who had been viewing it. Specifically, the officials said they did not know if bin Laden himself had acquired or viewed the materials.
Reports from Abbottabad have said that bin Laden’s compound was cut off from the Internet or other hard-wired communications networks. It is unclear how compound residents would have acquired the pornography.
But a video released by the Obama administration confiscated from the compound showed bin Laden watching pictures of himself on a TV screen, indicating that the compound was equipped with video playback equipment.
Allah at Hot Air makes an interesting point:
All of this is comedy gold, needless to say, but I don’t get the people who think it’s some sort of, er, master stroke of U.S. propaganda. Not a single one of Bin Laden’s followers will believe the porn story, I’d bet, and there’s really no way to prove we’re telling the truth. It’ll be dismissed as more of the kufr’s lies aimed at humiliating the blessed sheikh Osama Bin Blahblah, etc. Which is fine by me – I don’t care if they’re angry. But the administration does care, or else they wouldn’t be resisting demands to release the Bin Laden death photos. Gloating over Osama’s death, we’re told, will only increase the risk to our troops in the field, so let’s not make it any harder for them by spiking the football. Well, we’re spiking it here too via sexual embarrassment and unprovable allegations of grave religious sin, and given jihadis’ insane psychological hang-ups about women and cleanliness, we’re arguably spiking it in a way that’s even more incendiary than showing them the kill shot. Again, that’s A-OK by me, but I’m not sure how the White House reconciles these two positions.
In a related vein, President Obama has taken to “spiking the football” himself during his campaign speeches, getting applause when mentioning the death of bin Laden.
What was that about the American people shouldn’t do a victory dance about Osama’s death?
Hey kids! Let’s set up an agency to monitor and censor the internet!
At least, Bill Clinton thinks it’s a splendid idea:
The agency, Clinton said, would “have to be totally transparent about where the money came from” and would have to be “independent” because “if it’s a government agency in a traditional sense, it would have no credibility whatever, particularly with a lot of the people who are most active on the internet.”
“Let’s say the U.S. did it, it would have to be an independent federal agency that no president could countermand or anything else because people wouldn’t think you were just censoring the news and giving a different falsehood out,” Clinton said.
“That is, it would be like, I don’t know, National Public Radio or BBC or something like that, except it would have to be really independent and they would not express opinions, and their mandate would be narrowly confined to identifying relevant factual errors” he said. “And also, they would also have to have citations so that they could be checked in case they made a mistake. Somebody needs to be doing it, and maybe it’s a worthy expenditure of taxpayer money.”
There are so many things wrong with this idea – take your pick. But what I find truly chilling is that a former president of the United States would suggest it. He more than anyone else knows the power of government and what it can do to violate the rights of citizens.
And don’t you love the idea of the liberal NPR or far far left BBC being the model for “truthiness” on the internet? Looking through a liberal prism, any conservative claims would be considered lies, and just about any liberal claim would be accepted as truth. Only liberals believe those entities give an objective view of the world in their news coverage.
The rest of us know better.