Conservatives and the mainstream media have a complicated relationship, to put it lightly. However, the schism between the two got personal this week when NBC’s Brian Williams and conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh went at each other over their differing opinions.
Williams first called out Limbaugh for saying New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie acted as a “Greek column” for President Obama in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. During the closing monologue of his Thursday night NBC broadcast, the anchor said: “After all this loss you might be curious as to why Rush Limbaugh went after Gov. Christie today. It was because he was getting along so well with the president, working together, saying nice things about Barack Obama.”
“Just when we think the storm wiped away everything, we learned politics survived,” he added.
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“Little girls should not be exposed to naked men, period,” says David Hacker, a senior legal counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom.
And that’s why the public interest law firm is calling on officials at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., to do something to make their campus safe after it was revealed that, because of its controversial “nondiscrimination” policies, the school was allowing a grown man to get naked and change into his swimwear right alongside a girls swim team.
“The idea that the college and the local district attorney will not act to protect young girls is appalling. What Americans are seeing here is the poisoned fruit of so-called ‘nondiscrimination’ laws and policies. Placing this man’s proclivities ahead of protecting little girls is beyond acceptable.”
Nevertheless, a school spokesman told WND the school would make sure “transgendered individuals” would continue to have access to the women’s locker room, and the school would uphold “civil rights” for all.
“I mean, uh, at this point, too, we have established a, um, privacy screens. These measures should offer everyone more privacy,” the school spokesman said.
ADF jumped into action when it discovered the situation by sending the school a letter warning of the possible consequences of failing to act.
The letter to Matt Newman, recreation director, and Art Costantino, vice president of student affairs, pointed out that the school’s pool and locker rooms are used by swim teams from Capital High School and Olympia High School, as well as children with Evergreen Swim Club and the Aquatics Academy.
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Thousands of Iranians held a massive rally on the anniversary of the US embassy takeover in 1979.
Fars News reported:
Iranians in different cities across the country took part in massive rallies chanting “Death to America” to mark the anniversary of the US embassy takeover in 1979.
Thousands of Iranians from all walks of life, comprising students, university students, and business persons, commemorated the National Day of Campaign against Global Arrogance and the National Student Day on Friday.
Participants in the annual rally in front of the former US embassy in Tehran known by the Iranians as “the den of spies” vowed to follow the path of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, and renewed allegiance to the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.
The demonstrators also condemned the US-led western sanctions against Iran, and stressed that the United States is the main enemy of the Iranian nation.
Since the 1979 takeover of the US embassy in Tehran, Iranians have been celebrating the occasion every year by holding rallies on the anniversary and marking it as the National Day against the ‘Global Arrogance’.
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As the facts about the events in Benghazi, Libya on September 11th continue to emerge, all that went wrong as a result of recklessness, indecisiveness, and politically motivated evasions, start to look less like massive incompetence and more like treason.
Gerard Direct (h/t Michael T) This goes way beyond the Obama Regime’s anti-Islam video cover-up and Leon Panetta’s blatant lie that there was no “real-time information” at the time . . . . You don’t deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on. . . . (We) felt we could not put forces at risk in that situation.” The emerging truth was far more damning than the fabricated story, because it caught the administration in one lie after another.
Reuters acquired the text of a number of e-mails exchanged between the diplomatic mission in Libya and Washington. These revealed multiple requests for security at the consulate, shredding the idea that the 9/11 attacks came as a surprise either to the State Department or to the people on the ground in Libya. This report was supported by others that on June 6, terrorists planted a bomb that blew a six foot hole in the consulate compound’s wall. For those who study terrorist tactics, it was clear that this was a test to see what the US response would be. They may have been surprised to find that there was no response at all, but this told them that they could move their offensive to the next level. The State Department should have known this, as well.
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Update: The New York City marathon has been canceled.
“I’ve hit my breaking point today.”
These are the words of Glenn Beck during his radio show Friday morning as he took a look at all the moving parts of Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath and the efforts being made on the East Coast to recover:
A city-wide marathon with more than 40,000 expected participants is still moving forward for this Sunday.
Offered help from non-unionized workers is being turned away, while some in other areas are saying disaster relief still hasn’t shown up.
New York City’s major used the natural disaster to endorse Barack Obama as a president who will about global warming.
Residents are dumpster diving for food; a gun was pulled at a gas station; and more than 3 million people are still without power.
In the first hour of the Glenn Beck Program, Beck lamented New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s decision to spend his time writing a 1,000-word op-ed in support of Obama because he wants the “president to place scientific evidence and risk management above electoral politics.” Bloomberg also gave the New York City marathon the green light to move forward with all the coordination efforts needed for the Nov. 4 event, even though his city and neighboring areas are still struggling to put their lives back together.
As Beck points out, not far from the starting line of the marathon on Staten Island, an elderly couple was found dead.
“How about this one, right there are the starting line, police two days ago found the bodies of two boys ages two and four. These two children were swept out of their mother’s arms,” Beck said. “Two days ago. Where they’re now setting up water tables and clocks and they’ll have a starting gun.”
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On June 6 of this year, a bomb planted at the U.S. compound in Benghazi ripped a 12-foot-wide hole in the outer wall.
On June 11, the British ambassador’s motorcade was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, wounding a medic and doctor. The next day, the ambassador was gone and the British Benghazi post was closed.
At the same time, the Red Cross, after a second attack, shut down and fled the city.
“When that occurred,” says Lt. Col. Andrew Wood, who headed the military security team in Tripoli, “we were the last flag flying in Benghazi; we were the last thing on their target list to remove.”
On Aug. 15, at the U.S. compound in Benghazi, an emergency meeting was convened to discuss the 10 Islamist militias and their training camps in the area, among them al-Qaida and Ansar al-Sharia.
On Aug. 16, a cable went to the State Department describing the imminent danger, saying the compound could not defend itself against a “coordinated attack.”
The cable was sent to Hillary Clinton — and signed by Ambassador Chris Stevens.
On Sept. 11, Ambassador Stevens died in a coordinated attack on the Benghazi compound by elements of Ansar al-Sharia and al-Qaida.
Catherine Herridge of Fox News, who unearthed the Aug. 16 cable, calls it the “smoking gun.”
Yet, on Oct. 11, Joe Biden, during the vice presidential debate, asserted, “We weren’t told they wanted more security there.”
While House spokesman Jay Carney said Biden’s “we” applied only to Biden, Obama and the White House. As the National Security Council is part of the White House, Carney was saying the NSC was in the dark over the Aug. 16 cable that had warned about the exact attack that occurred.
What else have we lately learned?
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Kay Hill likely thought she was merely defending her Christian views when she turned up at a Texas polling place with a shirt that read “vote the Bible.” But, to her surprise, she was told by an election worker to cover up the faith-based message. According to Texas state law, voters are not allowed to show up to a polling place with a sign, gesture, word or other related communication that suggests how others should vote.
At the time of the incident, Hill was casting her early vote at City Hall in Taylor, Texas. Her shirt caught the attention of a worker, who apparently offered her a jacket to cover it up. Now, she is threatening to file a formal complaint with the state’s attorney general if Williamson County refuses to apologize over the incident.
But officials, so far, are defending their poll volunteers, claiming that they were merely following state law. Rather than backing down, Williamson County Public Affairs Director Connie Watson is doubling down, claiming that the shirt violates the law.
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Fresh off his “climate disruption”-driven endorsement of President Obama, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has chosen to divert critical food supplies and power generators from desperate residents of Staten Island to Sunday’s New York City Marathon. Gothamist reports:
[T]hose urging the city to halt the run believe that the thousands of Marathon volunteers could direct their efforts towards post-Sandy relief and cleanup, “and they also argue that the event will divert thousands of police from important hurricane-related duties.” But despite petitions circulating, work started up again yesterday on the Marathon route.
A tipster, who wishes to remain anonymous, told us there were lots of workers in and out of the park today, who had “started before the storm and then came back starting yesterday.” Trailers are lined up from around 71st to 66th Streets on Central Park West, a food truck was set up today, and “generators have been sitting there at least a week.” The tents that were taken down prior to the storm have also been set back up, and there is a stage set up near 73rd Street.
Considering all the volunteer help and NYPD attention that’s already being diverted to the Marathon, the added sight of generators and food being channeled to the event is probably going to strike some New Yorkers as a little misplaced—we’re thinking of the ones who are currently lined up waiting for the National Guard to ration out MREs and bottles of water.
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