During the daily White House press briefing on Tuesday, ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl told White House Press Secretary Jay Carney that it seems “utterly bizarre” that President Barack Obama and his administration first became aware of the David Petraeus scandal the day after the election.

“Jay, this investigation has been going on for months. How is it that the White House didn’t have any idea of this until the day after the election, and Congress a few days later,” Karl said.

“Well, I would refer you to the FBI,” Carney replied. “They have, as I understand it, protocols in place for when they notify the legislative and executive branches of investigations. And it’s simply a fact that the White House was not aware of the situation regarding General Petreaus until Wednesday and the situation regarding General Allen until Friday.”

“But you do you understand how people would find this utterly bizarre?” the reporter pressed. “The day after election? And the anger that you are hearing on Capitol Hill that this was going on…at least the timing, the appearance.”

At this, Carney reiterated that the White House didn’t know about the situation before the election.

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Voters Want Tax Cuts Extended Past 2012

President Obama has claimed a mandate on the issue of tax increases. Last week, he announced that “this was a central question during the election. It was debated over and over again. And on Tuesday night we found out that the majority of Americans agree with my approach.”

Only one problem: they don’t.

According to a new poll from Rasmussen Reports, a majority of Americans, 53%, favor leaving the Bush tax cuts in place for everyone but the wealthy. And close to a majority, 41%, favor continuing the tax cuts for everyone. When the question asked included the cuts in payroll taxes that fund Social Security and Medicare that are scheduled to expire in January, the figure rose to 60%. Only 28% believe that the Bush tax rates should be allowed to expire.

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Gutfeld: Conservatives Must Fight the ‘Tyranny of Cool’

I hate hate.

But I also love hate. You could say I have a love-hate relationship with hate. I hate that I feel that way. Which is why I wrote this book. It’s a book I love to hate, and vice versa.

My book is called the Joy of Hate for three reasons. One: the original title, “Black, Lesbian and Proud” was already taken.

Oddly, by Wink Martindale.

Two: it refers to the biochemical commotion that erupts in my brain when I feel an urge of strong distaste for something that bugs me. It’s an experience that is both exhilarating but ultimately exhausting (as fruitless as self-pleasure). When I feel that anger, I cannot do anything but scratch at it. It’s a mental mosquito bite and it feels good to keep digging at it.

Three: the title’s stronger meaning salutes the freedom one feels rejecting, hating, or mocking things you aren’t supposed to reject, hate or mock — meaning the liberal, romantic, misguided opinions operating under the guise of the greater good.

And four: it exposes people who get off pretending to hate something, or hate you, in order to score political points. These are the phony toleratic — a kook who claims to be tolerant, until he runs into someone who disagrees with him (you). The toleratic travel in packs, called the tolerati. Examples of tolerati: soros-funded bloggers, hyenas, the Manson family, Hollywood. The tolerati traffic in faux hate, as a way to elevate their profile, and lower yours. They will overlook the sleaze on their own side (coming in various forms, like Bill Maher and syphilis), while demanding you apologize for a “cruel joke” that harmed no one.

The people I describe are your laughable enemies. And mine too. I invite you to hate them with me, joyfully.

(And yes, I am aware that initially I said there were three reasons for the title, but I gave four. If you had already spotted the flub and felt compelled to deposit an angry comment below, then this book is not for you. It might be for your spouse. I will ask her when she gets out of the shower.)

The Joy of Hate focuses on the hypocrisy of modern tolerance — that it thinly disguises a growing, acceptable intolerance for the things that made America super-awesome. The origin of this phony intolerance springs from one source: the desire to be cool. Everything done in life these days springs from a fear of dorkiness. I called this “dorkophobia,” and every time you use it, I get three dollars. Despite the fact that it’s the uncool who make the trains run on time, it’s the cool to get the cred. The definition of cool: mass popularity without much achievement. It’s how Obama got elected. Ask anyone who voted for him, “Why did you do it?” and the convoluted, wide-eyed answer will ultimately be translated into: “He’s cool and that other guy wasn’t.” The media pushed this to the hilt; and much of the public bought it; giving stuff away is cool — especially when it’s others people stuff — and perceived as philanthropic.

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Obama considering John “Fake War Hero” Kerry for job of defense secretary

President Obama is considering asking Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) to serve as his next defense secretary, part of an extensive rearrangement of his national security team that will include a permanent replacement for former CIA director David H. Petraeus.

Although Kerry is thought to covet the job of secretary of state, senior administration officials familiar with the transition planning said that nomination will almost certainly go to Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

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Muslim “prominent religious scholar” tortures his daughter, 5, to death with whips and hot metal

Obama say, “respect it!”

Saudi religious preacher ‘beat daughter, 5, to death with whips and hot metal’ Daily Mail (thanks to Carl)

A five-year-old girl has died after her father – a ‘prominent religious scholar’ – allegedly beat her to death with ‘whips and hot metal’.

Lamaa died in the intensive care unit of a Riyadh hospital in Saudi Arabia after months of ‘suffering from broken arms, [a] skull fracture and head bruises’.

Al Arabiya news reported that the child was tortured with ‘whips and electric shocks’ while Saudi website Emirates 24/7 claims the scholar and his new wife used ‘sticks and hot metals’ to beat the girl.

Read more here.

Well, Rachel Maddow DOES look like an ‘angry young man’

Fans of MSNBC’s resident lesbian, Rachel Madcow, forced anchor Tricia Macke of the Fox affiliate WXIX-TV in Cincinnati to apologize after calling mannish-looking Maddow an ‘angry young man’ on her Facebook page.

For purposes of keeping this story ‘On Topic’ at BNI, Maddow is a strong supporter of CAIR and Muslims, notorious for their homophobia in which they believe homosexuals should be hanged. (see links at end)

Read more liberal hatred here.



An astute observer saw in an irreverently photoshopped book title as it aired on a Denver ABC affiliate’s segment regarding the affair between Gen. David Patraeus and Paula Broadwell.