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State Department Meltdown
Power Line, by John Hinderaker

Original Article

Posted By:steveW, 9/25/2012 2:55:43 AM

You have probably heard about it, but if you haven’t yet read the email exchange between Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Philippe Reines, Hillary Clinton’s personal spokesman, and Michael Hastings of BuzzFeed, you should read it in its entirety. It begins with Hastings asking legitimate questions about the State Department’s Libya fiasco. The immediate subject was CNN’s discovery of Ambassador Chris Stevens’s diary at the unguarded consulate in Benghazi: Hey Philippe: A few quick questions for you. Why didn’t the State Department search the consulate and find AMB Steven’s diary first?

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Why is it "progressives" always seem to have so very, very, very much to hide?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JHSMom02, 9/25/2012 3:06:15 AM     (No. 8887933)

I believe we can characterize the entire Obama administration with on word: S.N.A.F.U.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 9/25/2012 3:10:19 AM     (No. 8887934)

It really is mind boggling how a CNN reporter can wander in and find this diary but there was no one from our government in there scrubbing the place.

The media has been eating on of their own in condemning CNN for it's supposed breach of promise.Of course this will all get whitewashed in this investigation.Maybe they'll send Holder's inspector general to check things out.

There's no doubt in my mind that this place was unmanned and unarmed so as not to offend the muslims.An ambassador pays with his life,while Obama goes on Letterman and the View to spew his propaganda.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Japanorama, 9/25/2012 3:13:27 AM     (No. 8887935)

Trashy people infest D.C.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Deedo, 9/25/2012 3:14:35 AM     (No. 8887936)

How dare anyone ask real questions for The Won?

In the liberal hive mind, anyone daring to ask questions can be flamed, swore at, threatened, audited, targeted, flagged on a no-fly list, etc. All justified by the audacity to ask the President to explain himself.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: danu, 9/25/2012 3:19:00 AM     (No. 8887937)

PR is a long-time PIAPS toady, wrongfully elevated to a title at SoS.
He feeds from the same rubbish bin as his execrable boss.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: horacer, 9/25/2012 3:29:41 AM     (No. 8887943)

The question that isn't being asked is why was the diary lying around until the 14th. Nearly 72 hours after the assault valuable intelligence is still in place. Why.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Robinsolana, 9/25/2012 3:59:21 AM     (No. 8887956)

The lies of Obama's State Department have simply collapsed of their own stupidity.
This is all about the Obama campaign, not leadership or even security.
Obama can be very callous with other peoples lives.
Witness Ft Hood Texas and the Fast and Furious 'gunwalking' murders in Mexico.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Trigger2, 9/25/2012 4:07:43 AM     (No. 8887960)

The State Department is a cesspool of incompetents and will always remain a cesspool of incompetents when demonrats are in charge.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ratslayer, 9/25/2012 4:16:33 AM     (No. 8887963)

The dogs in the street knew that another 9-11 attack was a welcome back Carter moment. The Rodeo Clown media caused such a distraction that PIAPS and Barry X skated for a week. Now the truth is out. So now the plot is to say that it's being investigated. Little George Romney is so timid that he is in the Mittness Protection Program. The Republic is in peril.

WARNING: Please do NOT come on the website at this time and attack Romney. We have as zero tolerance as you will possibly hijack the thread. LCom Staff.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Bjnealeigh@aol.com, 9/25/2012 5:16:06 AM     (No. 8887988)

Because they r stupid and bc they r too busy telling the media lies.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Deedo, 9/25/2012 5:19:55 AM     (No. 8887994)

#9, defend your comments regarding Romney. He made an excoriating criticism against the Obama regime 15 hours after the original assault which drew liberal criticism. What is it that you feel was lacking?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: JimS, 9/25/2012 7:20:04 AM     (No. 8888108)

Knock off the snark, #9.
To quote Donald Rumsfeld, "You go to war with the army you have, not the one you want."
Mitt Romney is our candidate and our only hope to drive Obama out of office and save this country. He isn't my own first choice, but he is our only choice.
Get behind him and support him, or shaddup.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Foggybottom, 9/25/2012 7:26:50 AM     (No. 8888115)

Wise words #12. Let's save America at this moment in time.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: jinx, 9/25/2012 7:43:47 AM     (No. 8888140)

Hillary is in entire disarray. She runs the State Department. This is her disaster and they are trying to cover her butt which is too big to cover. What bothers me is that Hillary and Obama act like this is a "ho-hum" incident which they can brush off by accusing a video of starting it. They are totally incompetent and callous. Thank goodness, CNN filled in some blanks.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Felixcat, 9/25/2012 7:52:23 AM     (No. 8888149)

The Consulate in Bhengazi is NOT a crime scene, but a place where an act of war occurred. So now the Obama Regime has returned to the days of Bill Clinton where every act of terror was a crime? How convenient for the State Dept and others to plead no comment because of an ongoing investigation.

Buy hey, how about Obama as eye candy....

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Reply 16 - Posted by: beca, 9/25/2012 7:56:02 AM     (No. 8888158)

ive never liked hillary...never......and i sure as hades dont want her in 2016......this creep in the state dept is typical of the kinds of people...like HUMA that she picks......i hope romney wins and starts turning things around...that will make hillary a BUMP IN THE ROAD.....

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Maybeth, 9/25/2012 8:07:35 AM     (No. 8888174)

These people and the Old Media which covers up their incompetence are the same folks who questioned the intelligence of Condi Rice and demanded that Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld be fired.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: enuf8, 9/25/2012 8:15:13 AM     (No. 8888190)

IMO I would bet someone SOLD the dairy to CNN. This is based on what came out during the Iraq situation with CNN. Not too trust-worthy.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: privateer, 9/25/2012 8:16:16 AM     (No. 8888194)

Your only choice BECOMES your first choice!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: nonsense, 9/25/2012 8:18:57 AM     (No. 8888198)

This entire regime makes my head spin and my American heart hurt. Although after reading #18 I had a real lighten-up moment and a genuine chuckle. Thanks. L-dotters know how to make a day.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: tren9, 9/25/2012 8:20:56 AM     (No. 8888205)

Of course they should attack CNN. They only have 2 options: 1 Attack CNN; or 2 Explain why DoS/WH are lying to us. Easy choice!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: happywarrior, 9/25/2012 8:21:07 AM     (No. 8888207)

Even the Bent One may have lobbed a few missiles in that general direction! What are they doing about this now?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: leopardtwo, 9/25/2012 8:23:51 AM     (No. 8888215)

The State Department is infested with liberals and always has been. No surprise here.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: earlybird, 9/25/2012 8:34:14 AM     (No. 8888234)

Philippe Reines has been Hillar's "fixer" since at least 2003. Politico slammed him for the misspelling on the Russian "RESET" button. He gets an 85% gaydar rating at a site that gives such ratings.

In its Dec 2009 profile of Hillary Clinton, Vogue magazine described him as Clinton's "Michael Clayton-esque image man and fixer."[2] In March 2010, The Washington Post's WhoRunsGov included him in its Power 25: Press series, and in July 2010, Politico included Reines in their 50 Politicos to Watch list, categorizing him as a "fixer."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippe_Reines

It's not clear to me what business he has being in the State Department other than her wanting him by her side.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: skedaddle, 9/25/2012 8:36:05 AM     (No. 8888235)

I'm with #19 - I think a Libyan "protester" snatched up that diary and who knows what else to sell to the highest bidder. CNN has about the same credibility as 0bama and Hillary - none! Alternatively, if CNN did find it laying around I say it was placed by some of our guys who wanted the real story to get out and not be buried in Hillary's sock drawer.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: MattMusson, 9/25/2012 8:39:04 AM     (No. 8888240)

#1 - I think this goes beyond SNAFU. This is a JANFU - Joint Army Navy Fowl Up!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Emerson, 9/25/2012 8:40:08 AM     (No. 8888246)

Re #9, there are always a few who are too enamored of their own clever words to bother with facts.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Avogadra, 9/25/2012 8:50:56 AM     (No. 8888271)

#26 has a very plausible explanation. But we can't underestimate the incompetence of governmental types. Didn't Greta Van Susteren stumble across bones after the Washington D.C. police had tried to find evidence in Chandra Levy's murder?

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Reply 29 - Posted by: udanja99, 9/25/2012 9:05:21 AM     (No. 8888302)

I know a woman who works for State and is always raving about how wonderful Hillary is - because she works hard at making sure that women at State get promotions that they didn't used to get. Is that why she was caught flat-footed on this terrorist attack? Too busy getting promotions for her feminazi sisters?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: RancherJack, 9/25/2012 9:36:30 AM     (No. 8888403)

NFL "officiating" is the perfect metaphor for our State Department and the Obama Administration.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: nightvision, 9/25/2012 9:38:45 AM     (No. 8888412)

#1, 27, 31, with respect, I think the acronym that applies is S.C.O.A.M.F.

Google it.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: stryker714, 9/25/2012 9:42:47 AM     (No. 8888424)

This administration think they are all teflons but they certainly do lack street smarts, don't know how to cover their tracks. So keeping in mind that doing nothing is their modus, ok that works when it comes to the desire for a situation to collapse. However it might be time to show a little initiative, put forth a little energy/effort to cover one's tracks after the initial scam. The cat getting out of the bag is YOUR fault, NOT CNN's.

We need to find a kindergarden teacher to remind hillary it is easier to tell the truth than to lie again and again-bound to catch up to ya eventually.

The admin should have arrived on the scene immediately and scrubbed it but they are just tooo lazy. In this situation, they just totally rolled over, probably thought they'd scare everyone into staying away from the incident site by proclaiming, "not safe", so there was theoretically nothing to worry about. BTW - why is it such a surprise the diary was laying around for four days? Those arab animals can't read english, are only looking for known valuables. Why pick up a piece of garbage kicking around?

So now Hildebeast etc have the audacity to cite protocol in regards to CNN's actions?! Puh leez-bamboozler inc wrote the book on bad taste. No dice-too little, too late, slackers. Suck it up beast. It's your baby, your conceived it, you delivered it, you spanked it-live with it, own it, accept responsibility for a change. It'll be GOOD 4 U.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 9/25/2012 9:48:56 AM     (No. 8888441)

This State Department Spokesclown is a perfect example of the quality of persons infesting Washington, D.C. by the hundreds of thousands these days. These New Feudalists are distinguished by their arrogance, ignorance, vulgarity and incompetence.

They see themselves as members of The New Nobility, endowed by their worthless diplomas from overpriced institutions of "higher education" with the right and patent to rule over and talk down to The New Serf Class -- that is, most of their fellow Americans. Casual obscenities are one of their most cherished tools of trade.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 9/25/2012 9:56:34 AM     (No. 8888459)

The only conclusion you can make is that the flapeared one must be thrown out of office. Impeachment is called for and that mideast nonsense must be also pumished and very severely. I'm talking about bullets in guns and boots raiding the muzzies and extracting the punishment they deserve.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Hazymac, 9/25/2012 9:56:57 AM     (No. 8888461)

Hillary has no class. Is it particularly surprising that her underlings haven't any, either? Most of us around here have known for years that the Department of State, whether under Republican or Democratic administrations, is with very few exceptions a repository for bureaucratic nincompoops who barely grasp the significance of what's happening around the world, and even if they did, they don't seem capable of acting in our or in our allies' interests.

By now it is clear that most teachers in government schools are more interested in serving themselves than in educating children. Similarly, most career diplomats in State are going through the motions, waiting to cash that government check. Employment opportunities, not serving the interests of the Unites States of America, are what move them. State, which along with Treasury, Justice, and Defense are the only four cabinet level agencies that are constitutional and necessary, ought to be cleaned out and restaffed. There aren't nearly enough real professionals up there.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: M2, 9/25/2012 10:17:01 AM     (No. 8888511)

OP, the answer to your question is that they must hide things because to tell the truth, an unthinkable action, would blow the cover of their communist agenda. "Progressives" cannot afford to tell the truth -- it would precipitate their losing in massive numbers in every endeavor they attempt.

That's why Obama has so many secrets and it's why this Administration is about as transparent as my behind.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Veritas2009, 9/25/2012 10:17:45 AM     (No. 8888514)

Does not anyone know the difference between "profane" and "vulgar"?

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Browneyes, 9/25/2012 10:19:42 AM     (No. 8888520)

I believe that obama has been completely left out of the "loop" as regards this operatiom. It was a total State Dep't issue after the "attacks" on the Consulate,with the support of the CIA. obama was only informed of State's actions,but has not been an initiater. HAD he been told about cnn's purchace of the "book" he would have had to throw open the inveatigation,publically,via his Press Sect'y and that would have the initial story of "the video" out mush sooner.

I don't even believe he knows which decisions are made, he is just informed that they have been made. He's the Court Jester...the deflection Clown. The Czars meet,decide and inform Bozo.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: JHSMom02, 9/25/2012 10:20:46 AM     (No. 8888525)

#27, no, you can't blame the military for this. Remember where the buck stops...CIC and his minions.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: LadyVet, 9/25/2012 10:36:05 AM     (No. 8888567)

The underling has obviously adopted the foul language of his boss. He's heard it so much he has become de-sensitized. It simply flows from his mind. I hate to think that the people representing our country present such a vulgar front.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 9/25/2012 10:53:47 AM     (No. 8888639)

Hillary just called for a global tax. I guess that`s going to be her campaign slogan for 2016 - bwaaahahahahaha

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Reply 42 - Posted by: joeyinempirestate, 9/25/2012 11:09:42 AM     (No. 8888686)

The POTUS and the PIAPS don't trust one another, he sends her all over the planet, sleep-deprived and cracking up, in order to keep her out of his hair in DC, while BillyJeff is out defending 0 in order to facilitate PIAPS' future ascension to the throne, no wonder we are so effed up right now.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: zazu, 9/25/2012 11:23:47 AM     (No. 8888732)

Mitt Romney - President of the United States
Paul Ryan - Vice President of the Unitet States
Josh Bolton - Secretary of State
Rudy Giuliani - Attorney General

Need I say more?


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Reply 44 - Posted by: cromagnon, 9/25/2012 12:05:10 PM     (No. 8888872)



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Reply 45 - Posted by: bmw50, 9/25/2012 12:05:17 PM     (No. 8888873)

The Obama image is and always has been, based on perception... marketing; presenting the Obama they want you to see and hiding the Obama they don't. He still believes he, with the help of media, can sell himself again to an ignorant public and he's not far from doing it.
He is an inept progressive liberal, nothing more, willing to do whatever it takes to get elected. He lies, tells half-truths and dodges every question that might reveal who he is. Since the media and marketing are one and the same, Obama has enjoyed their cover, as they deny the public the truth about this man and his screw-ups. He is a product like a pair of shoes and the public, conditioned by marketing will litterally buy him agian. They have been taught to not deny themselves even when they know better.
GOD HELP US!!

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Reply 46 - Posted by: hay32, 9/25/2012 12:51:41 PM     (No. 8889030)

PIAPS Hillary thinks she is entitled to be president in 2016 based on her lies and the terrible job she is doing by aiding and abetting Obama in his folly. Obama's speech today at the UN blamed the 9/11 terrorist acts and the killing of the ambassador on a movie noone has seen. He also never said they were terrorist attacks. duh BO & Hill both have to go and take Moochelle with them.


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Reply 47 - Posted by: strike3, 9/25/2012 1:20:26 PM     (No. 8889111)

I think this series of events firmly answers the question of whether the country would have been better off with Hillary winning the 2008 nomination instead of Barry.

They are equally competent.

My next paycheck says that all other embassies in the Middle East still post guards with empty weapons and will continue the practice until the death toll rises into the hundreds with the next hostile incident.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: dman, 9/25/2012 2:00:24 PM     (No. 8889212)

I'll post on topic:

About the State Department: #24 says it, but what is anyone doing about it? The degeneration of "diplomatic" language is only symptomatic of the infestation. No wonder our nation has lost so much respect in the world.

As to the "document" itself, this article and the email exchange it references cover the salient points. It's time for a Congressional investigation and subpoena of the document so that the late Amb. Stevens' voice can be heard from the grave.



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Reply 49 - Posted by: Photoonist, 9/25/2012 2:34:55 PM     (No. 8889314)

A third of the people at State need to be fired. Another third needs to be under indictment. The last third can stay. Someone has to to building maintenance and deliver mail.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: rc1776, 9/25/2012 3:27:39 PM     (No. 8889432)

The feral un state department is merely a training unit for our enemies. The sad part is that the American over stressed taxpayer has to pay for training enemy bur∅k-rats.
".... we pay for the means by which we suffer".
Time for the Red Queen.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: oh-heck, 9/25/2012 3:34:00 PM     (No. 8889448)

I still find it hard to believe that thanks to the 2 seals that ran into the fight, the ambassador had 3 times the protection he would have had without them. And then State left the grounds unprotected for days after it was overrun.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: rexhandsom, 9/25/2012 3:43:18 PM     (No. 8889473)

re used .........
.The USA will be able to feed all our Beef supplying animals for the next ten years from the Straw Man Obama built at his UN SPEECH. [Yes he did build that] to save Hillary and his Administration FROM ANY responsibility for the Murder of those at the Embassy.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 9/25/2012 10:26:07 PM     (No. 8890245)

Suffice to say that Carney got too wrapped up in the spin to get out of it and nobody stopped to think about important evidence left in the consulate building. All he had to do is be straight up and Obie might have earned a few points of support. But, as we know, the left tends to be closed in its approach and the state department's handling of the matter definitely reflects this.

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Posted By: steveW- 6/18/2013 9:30:24 AM     Post Reply
The Miss USA pageant was last night; it was won by Erin Brady, Miss Connecticut: (image) There is an interesting trend toward the Northeast in Miss USA, as last year’s winner (and this year’s Miss Universe) was Olivia Culpo, Miss Rhode Island. But today’s news about the pageant focused less on Miss Brady than on Marissa Powell, Miss Utah. Miss Powell was the third runner-up, but she was deemed to have said something stupid during the question session. The New York Post’s account is typical:

How Democracies Perish, Deathbed Edition
American Thinker, by Daren Jonescu    Original Article
Posted By: steveW- 6/18/2013 6:11:46 AM     Post Reply
This is the thirtieth anniversary of the publication of How Democracies Perish, an analysis of the spread of world communism by Jean-François Revel, one of freedom´s most serious French defenders since Tocqueville. At the heart of this work, Revel details "The Tools of Communist Expansion," among which the most relevant for understanding our current situation comes in Chapter 16, "Ideological Warfare and Disinformation." The profound simplicity of Revel´s nuts and bolts account of totalitarianism´s Cold War advance, far from being obsolete

We´re Doomed, Send Money Fast!
American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: steveW- 3/31/2013 4:30:46 AM     Post Reply
It´s a perennial favorite of scammers to claim we face pending doom that can be averted only if we quickly send them more money or do what they want us to. From The Music Man´s "Ya Got Trouble" to the emails purporting to be from family members who´ve been robbed or imprisoned overseas, the game is a constant money maker for the con men who employ it. Count President Obama as one of the masters of the art of diverting attention from facts, crying doom and grabbing yet more money from our pockets to enrich his buddies

Obama’s Anaconda Plan Squeezes
the Entire Economy
PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
Posted By: steveW- 2/15/2013 1:57:05 AM     Post Reply
Let’s take a step back and recognize the breadth and width of the Obama administration’s assault on the US economy. We tend to divide ourselves along economic lines, upper, middle and lower or working class. It’s clear that Barack Obama has a plan for all three levels. If you’re a top earner, in his mind you’ve “made enough money” and should pay more in taxes. That’s his plan for the wealthy: Pay more taxes. This will take some money out of investments and companies and send it to the government. Some jobs will be either lost or aborted.

Obama’s Declaration of Collectivism
National Review Online, by Larry Kudlow    Original Article
Posted By: steveW- 1/26/2013 2:59:28 AM     Post Reply
One of the least remarked upon aspects of President Obama’s inaugural speech was his attempt to co-opt the Founding Fathers’ Declaration of Independence to bolster his liberal-left agenda. Sure, the president quoted one of the most important sentences in world history: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” So far, so good.



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Brit Hume: Obama, Holder
‘Benefited Enormously’ From
Being African American

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Mediaite, by Evan McMurry    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/13/2014 9:14:46 PM     Post Reply
On Fox News Sunday, political analyst Brit Hume said that Eric Holder’s claim that his treatment at the hands of Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) at a House hearing this week was unprecedented toward an Attorney General, made him a “crybaby,” and that he and President Barack Obama had in fact benefited “enormously” from being the first African Americans in their respective positions. “This strikes me as kinda crybaby stuff from Holder,” Hume said. “My sense about this is both Eric Holder and Barack Obama have benefited politically enormously from the fact that they are African American and the first to

Why The Feds Chickened Out
On A Nevada Ranch

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Townhall, by Kevin McCullough    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/13/2014 11:55:18 AM     Post Reply
Let me obliterate a bit of confusion here: the Obama administration attempted to go to war with a rancher in Nevada. Let me amplify a little bit of truth: They tucked tail and have returned home. And let me add a bit of clarity: they had no choice! As the nation began to become familiar with the plight of the family of Cliven Bundy, many of us harkened back to another standoff in which the Federal government attempted to bully it´s outcome: Waco, Texas and the Branch Davidian massacre. It is telling that in the Nevada case the feds pulled out so

Why Hillary v. Jeb Would
Be Great for America

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Daily Beast, by Mark McKinnon    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/13/2014 6:11:32 PM     Post Reply
They’re both qualified, respectful of each other (shocker!), and represent the vast majority of middle America. So what’s not to like about another Clinton/Bush race for 2016? When you mention the prospect of Clinton vs. Bush 2016 a funny thing happens. First, there is the reflexive response: "Oh no, not again. We don´t need more dynastic politics in this country." But upon further reflection, you realize Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton would be a great race and actually good for the country. Let´s review. QUALIFICATIONS—THEY’VE BOTH GOT THEM. Barack Obama won the presidency because in an election where the premium was on change, it mattered little

The world must shift to solar and wind
power rapidly to avoid catastrophic global
warming, say UN scientists in major report

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Ben Spencer    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/13/2014 7:15:31 PM     Post Reply
A rapid shift to wind and solar power is needed if the world is to avoid catastrophic global warming, the United Nations warns in a crucial report today. Emissions of greenhouse gases need to be cut by up to 70 per cent before 2050 to control climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says. ‘Large-scale changes in energy systems’ are required, with coal power stations to be switched off and replaced by wind and solar. And the transformation needs to be made in the next 15 years or controlling climate change will become increasingly harder and more expensive. The report was published

Chelsea Clinton no longer
ruling out politics

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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Katz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 11:57:36 AM     Post Reply
Chelsea Clinton says when people ask her these days whether she wants to go into politics, her answer isn’t an automatic “no.” The 34-year-old former first daughter told Fast Company in an interview published Monday, “for so long the answer was just a visceral no. Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no." Now, the only child of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explains, "I live in a city and a state and a country where I

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

Nevada GOP removes social issues from platform,
moves ahead with pre-primary endorsements

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Associated Press, by Sandra Chereb    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/13/2014 3:48:58 PM     Post Reply
LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Republican Party stripped opposition to abortion and gay marriage from its platform Saturday as state convention delegates instead focused on judging fellow Republicans on their worthiness to serve in office and adherence to GOP values. The platform, with few changes, was adopted overwhelmingly as the Las Vegas convention stretched late into the evening. The vote mirrors that of the Clark County GOP, which voted earlier to remove platform language defining marriage as between a man and a woman and statements opposing abortion. Many Republicans are re-evaluating their strong stances on conservative social issues as public

Video: Flash mob of women steal
$20,000 worth of sunglasses
from California store

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New York Daily News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/13/2014 10:50:38 AM     Post Reply
A brazen flash mob has been caught on camera storming a California store and making off with $20,000 worth of sunglasses. Surveillance footage shows eight women piling into a Sunglass Hut and crowding around display cases. Shielding workers from what they´re doing, they quickly stuff dozens of fashion specs into their bags. A store clerk pleads with them to stop, before running out of the shot to get help and dial 911. The thieves then all bolt outside and escape in a waiting SUV. The incident occurred at the Valencia Town Center mall, in Santa Clarita, at 3 p.m. on

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of

You´re in denial if
you think Steve Israel is
wrong about GOP racism

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Daily Beast, by Michael Tomasky    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 4/14/2014 6:09:58 AM     Post Reply
Some time back, whenever a big racial controversy erupted, I trained myself into the habit of reading about it at FoxNews.com, just for the unbelievable comment threads. Let’s put it this way: If my friends and I went out to a bar and started playing a “let’s write the racist FoxNews.com comment thread” drinking game, our efforts couldn’t begin to approach what I read there.I wasn’t alone. Liberal websites started feasting on these threads. And so, a couple of years ago, Ailes & Co. got wise. Stories about race were, at least in my disheartened experience, closed to comments.

Who Inspired the Nazi-Klan
leader’s Actions in Kansas?
The Answer Here

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PJ Media, by Ron Radosh    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 4/14/2014 6:54:41 AM     Post Reply
As I sit writing from Berlin, Germany—I woke up this morning with the news that a demented American Nazi and KKK leader, Glenn Miller, has been arrested as the main suspect in the Kansas City murder of 3 American Jews. (Snip) Fortunately, a quick look at some of the anti-Semitic extremist websites has led to the following post by Mr. Miller, reproduced verbatim below: Israel Forming Super PAC to Attack Paul & Obama This is some big dookee, yaw’ll. http://runronpaul.com/interviews/isr…on-paul-obama/ Jew journalist Max Blumenthal exposes and explains this attempt by a foreign government Israel, to buy the presidential election for the neo-con, war-mongering republican


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