As of 12:35 PM EST on Wednesday, September 11, the much-ballyhooed Million Muslim March on the National Mall had a grand total of 25 attendees – including Professor Cornel West. The rally has thus far included some “prayers, speeches, and a moment of silence” for victims of the September 11, 2001 Islamist terror attacks. The rally, sponsored by the American Muslim Political Action Committee, was designed to protest America’s supposed misdeeds against Muslims across the globe since September 11, according to AMPAC: “In the past 12 years since 9/11 the United States government has failed to protect and promote Constitutional
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced on Tuesday at a public event that the Government would launch a "Truth News Broadcast" via mandatory radio and television broadcasts to air his Administration performance. The newscast will be broadcasted at noon and in prime time. Venezuelan opposition denounces that mandatory radio and television broadcasts constitute misuse of power by the Government, in addition to using state-run media for propaganda. For its part, the Venezuelan Government argues that mandatory radio and television broadcasts are a necessary tool to broadcast its messages, in order to counteract the alleged "censorship" the private media apply against government events and
Wind energy facilities have killed at least 67 golden and bald eagles in the ast five years, but the figure could be much higher, according to a new scientific study by government biologists. The research represents one of the first tallies of eagle deaths attributed to the nation´s growing wind energy industry, which has been a pillar of President Barack Obama´s plans to reduce the pollution blamed for global warming. Wind power releases no air pollution. But at a minimum, the scientists wrote, wind farms in 10 states have killed at least 85 eagles since 1997, with most deaths occurring
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fielded hecklers who hounded her on Benghazi at the tail end of an award acceptance speech she delivered at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on Tuesday evening. Mrs. Clinton was accepting the 2013 Liberty Medal, an honor to recognize her career in public service and advocacy for women’s rights, CBS reported. She told the crowd of hundreds of the U.S. need to balance national security with human rights issues in Syria, and called for American politicians to cross party aisles and strike a chord of unity.
Energy: It seems that Great Britain is struggling to keep the lights on. This shouldn´t happen in a developed nation, but it´s where the environmental movement is taking us. In late August, National Geographic reported that Ofgem, Britain´s energy industry regulator, has "warned of an impending ´near-crisis´ of energy supply, calling the situation ´horrendous´ and likening it to being on a roller coaster headed ´downhill — fast.´" Apparently Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has even said he was working to "keep the lights on" while Ofgem´s capacity assessment says "risks to electricity security of supply over the next six winters have increased
Men of America, are you feeling less than maximally macho? Don´t blame testosterone. Your real problem may be lack of estrogen. That´s right, estrogen — the so-called "female" hormone that produces women´s secondary sexual characteristics, such as curvy hips and breasts. That´s right, estrogen — the so-called "female" hormone that produces women´s secondary sexual characteristics, such as curvy hips and breasts. Doctors have known for years that testosterone declines as men age — a process that diminishes everything from upper-body strength and muscle mass to sex drive. The pharmaceutical industry aggressively markets hormone supplements for men anxious about reduced testosterone
Syria: Much is being made of President Obama´s thematic contortions Tuesday evening, arguing both for and against military action. The real news is his full embrace of an untenable new global role for America. It might as well have been our new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power herself, giving the speech. This president can now join a couple of his predecessors in issuing one of the great wink-wink, nudge-nudge denials in history: Slick Willie said, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky." Tricky Dicky said, "I´m not a crook." Now President Obama says, "America is not the
Washington — Satellite imagery suggests that North Korea has restarted a research reactor capable of producing plutonium for weapons at its Yongbyon nuclear complex, a U.S. research institute said on Wednesday. U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies said a satellite image from August 31 shows white steam rising from a building near the hall that houses the plutonium production reactor´s steam turbines and electric generators. "The white coloration and volume are consistent with steam being vented because the electrical generating system is about to come online, indicating that the reactor is in or nearing operation,"
There you have it, solid evidence that radio libtalker and MSNBC foghorn Ed Schultz is a degenerate racist -- he disagrees with President Obama´s plan to hit the Assad regime with military strikes if necessary. After all, a disagreement like that is all it has taken for Schultz and like-minded lefties to vilify conservatives for years as dog-whistle-blowing racists. Suddenly I understand why they so frequently resort to this line of criticism. It frees them from that tiresome task ... of thinking. (Audio after the jump) On his radio show yesterday, Schultz pulled off a jaw-dropping pirouette when he condemned
Recent video shows former CIA director David Petraeus being chased down a New York City street by student activists at the City University of New York. Petraeus was reportedly on the way to teaching his first class at CUNY’s honors college, entitled “Are We on the Threshold of the North American Decade?” He took on the teaching gig as part of rehabilitating his image following an extramarital affair scandal that led to his resignation from the CIA. The students can be heard yelling “War criminal!” at the retired military officer who played a key role in the “counterinsurgency” strategy of
"[T]his might be one of the most “epic” fails in recent memory," Mediaite´s Andrew Kirell noted as he opened up his noontime post about how a graphics glitch at Esquire´s website mashed up a photo of a man falling to his death from the World Trade Center with the headline "Making Your Morning Commute More Stylish." While, "clearly, Esquire did not mean to do this on purpose," it seems the magazine is not exactly falling over itself with effusive apologies. "The magazine tweeted out that the image was due to a ´stupid technical glitch.´ They kinda-sorta ´apologized´ for any confusion,"
A memo to House staff on Wednesday said that the Office of Personnel Management may not issue the final rules about how members of Congress and congressional staff members can enroll in Obamacare insurance exchanges until after enrollment begins on October 1. “Members of the staff are advised that although state and federal healthcare exchanges created under the [Affordable Care Act] will be open for enrollment on October 1, it will not be possible to confirm plan options, costs, benefits, or which House staff will be affected until OPM issues final regulations, which could very well be after the exchanges have
On Wednesday morning, the twelfth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, George W Bush Press Secretary Ari Fleischer tweeted a moment-by-moment recounting of the events of the fateful morning in 2001. Fleischer was with Bush the morning of the attack, and stayed with the president as they got multiples reports of what was happening, some very inaccurate. He recalled the chaos aboard the Air Force One, the rapid decisions that had to be made of what to do with officials and the press, and Bush’s immediate, visceral reaction to what was, at that point, an unknown threat.
On September 11, 2001, 343 firefighters were killed responding to the terror attacks on the World Trade Center. Before they died, they climbed stairs for 110 stories -- the equivalent of the World Trade Center -- in full firefighting gear. Fire departments across the country held events Wednesday to do the same. Some of the firefighters wore regular clothes, and some wore their full 60-pound gear. Either way, firefighters from coast to coast did their best to understand the physical challenges the 343 went through the day of the attacks.
When it comes to gun control, Mike Bloomberg is having a rough go of it lately. The latest evidence: Two Colorado legislators who were tossed out of office this week over their role in passing gun control measures.The New York City mayor shelled out $350,000 — a relatively modest sum for him — to support two state senators in Colorado’s Tuesday historic recall election. Both lost in a vote that’s been widely characterized as a referendum on gun control efforts. Bloomberg and other recall opponents rejected attempts to nationalize the outcome, saying it wasn’t representative of the state or the country
The Syria researcher whose Wall Street Journal op-ed piece was cited by Secretary of State John Kerry and Sen. John McCain during congressional hearings about the use of force has been fired from the Institute for the Study of War for lying about having a Ph.D., the group announced on Wednesday. “The Institute for the Study of War has learned and confirmed that, contrary to her representations, Ms. Elizabeth O’Bagy does not in fact have a Ph.D. degree from Georgetown University,” the institute said in a statement. “ISW has accordingly terminated Ms. O’Bagy’s employment, effective immediately.”
Highly sensitive U.S. military equipment stored in Libya was stolen over the summer by groups likely aligned and working with terrorist organizations, State Department sources told Fox News -- in raids that contributed to the decision to pull Special Forces personnel from the country. The stolen equipment had been used by U.S. Special Forces stationed in the country. Lost in the raids in late July and early August were dozens of M4 rifles, night-vision technology and lasers used as aiming devices that are mounted on guns and can only be seen with night-vision equipment. "This stuff is how we win wars
The Obama administration’s diplomatic acrobatics over Syria of the past three weeks prove that the president and his team are in way over their heads, amateurs in the deadly game of war and peace. (One wonders if Valerie Jarrett is making the key decisions in this instance, as in so many others.) Lurching from self-imposed trap (the “red line” statement) to self-inflicted crisis (the need for congressional approval), the administration erodes the credibility of the U.S. government and increases the dangers facing Americans. Enemies of the United States, its allies, and modern civilization itself will take succor in this ignominious performance
Twelve years ago today, nineteen al Qaeda terrorists hijacked four U.S. commercial airliners and flew them into the World Trade Towers, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania. In the war that Congress authorized against al Qaeda only three days after that attack, the vast majority of the U.S. casualties have occurred in the last four and a half years during the presidency of Barack Obama. In fact, according to the CNSNews.com database of U.S. casualties in Afghanistan, 73 percent of all U.S. Afghan War casualties have occurred since Jan. 20, 2009 when Obama was inaugurated. The 91 U.S. casualties in Afghanistan so
RUSH: This afternoon in Washington, the White House spokeskid, Jay Carney, held a daily press briefing. Obama has delayed the vote in Congress on the use-of-force authorization. Why this is even still going on is just purely for show. But Obama has delayed it, and Jonathan Karl... I mean, the spokeskid is in an unenviable position. He´s now gotta lie right to the media´s faces -- and they´ll, of course, accept it and amplify it. Here is the little Q&A between Jonathan Karl and Jay Carney just now. KARL: But you could have gotten that vote from Congress; it helps the diplomacy.
RUSH: It is also 9/11, the anniversary of 9/11, and I´ve been watching it on television today. I don´t know about you, but I can´t help but be stirred and profoundly moved. I think like everybody, I was remembering where I was, which happened to be in the air. I had taken off around eight o´clock for Omaha. It was the last Warren Buffett Charity Golf Tournament. It was my second or third year to be invited to play in it. I was, at the time, experiencing very severe hearing loss, and I had not yet lost enough hearing that would
Britain celebrated at Mansion House in London Chile Day 2013, September 10, with Minister of State for the Foreign Office Hugo Swire as the main speaker. This year’s event was attended by the Lord Mayor, Chilean Finance Minister Felipe Larrain and numerous participants. Main speaker Minister Swire said the fact Chile Day is again in London is testament to the strength of the UK’s relationship with Chile. Close relations, whether in business, trade or diplomacy, matter to us all. It is how we can grow as countries, how we can succeed globally, and how we can all work together for
RUSH: I thought maybe today, folks, I would use my opening monologue to explain why I´m going to postpone my opening monologue and turn the contents over to the Russians, so they can take my monologue and give it to people who might want to do things with it. But then I decided why should I go moderate like that? I´m not gonna postpone my monologue. So here we are. Great to have you. Rush Limbaugh, the EIB Network. It´s already... This is Wednesday, right? This is unbelievable. Yeah, because Snerdley stayed in bed the past couple days. So it´s Wednesday.