Scandal: The filmmaker blamed for the terrorist attack on our Libyan consulate and the murder of our ambassador goes to jail for an "unrelated" matter. If you believe that, you also believe al-Qaida is on its heels. If the Obama administration had heeded warnings from Ambassador Chris Stevens that, after two previous incidents, the consulate in Benghazi was surrounded by terrorist training camps and couldn´t withstand an organized attack, Mark Basseley Youssef might still be a free man today. If requests for enhanced security had not been repeatedly denied, or if
Just curious, but how does this offense compare to the illegal immigration status of an uncle and an aunt of the president. Surely we aren´t using different standards for different classes of people. Wasn´t there some silly attitude that we are a nation of laws and not of men?
There is a reason you have to search the internet to see a picture of this Mark Basseley Youssef (aka Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, aka Sam Bacile). The media would very much prefer you imagine him as a 50 year old southern white supremacist or perhaps a Jew, rather than an Egyptian identity theft criminal.
Mark Basseley Yousse is only today´s Emmanuel Goldstein for the daily two minute hate session. Every one has committed a felony or two by now if you dig deeply enough so there is more than enough reason for any enemy of Barack to go to prison if he needs a scapegoat to cover his bony rump. And there are more than enough Good Germans, er, Americans who are willing to do this kind of railroading. I bet there were parties last night or tonight to celebrate a job well done. Have a beer and mock us, folks. You just got four more years of the America you voted for.
The sentence is a warning shot across the bow of anyone daring to exercise their first amendment rights when said rights go against the policies of this Administration.
It should be a warning to talk radio and ANY conservative outlet for news and commentary. This videographer did nothing wrong but tyranny is this Administration´s best tool -- the threat of jail time for speaking your mind should send chills down the spines of any conservative website, radio talk show host, TV show, newsletteer, blog or any other source that/who says anything this Dictator doesn´t like.
President Jarrett will see to it that there will be an Enemies List as long as your arm and those individuals will be targeted. It has already begun; look at the Democrats calling for Rush Limbaugh to be shut down. They´ve got the truth and we can´t have that, can we?
Lets face it, Obama got elected based on perception. A perception within a people that have been conditioned by marketing and the media under direction of corporate greed. Logic, reasoning and evidence are so not with it, so archaic, so narrow minded, so bigoted and besides, it requires thought and effort. American´s slothful lives have made us overweight physically and brain dead mentally. The typical American today can´t make a choice or decision without the media telling them what to buy, what to think and what to do; so voting has become nothing more than an exercise in obedience to their masters. Americans don´t know the difference between right and wrong, good and evil or a lie from the truth. They turn on the tube and let all the subtle suggestions of morality and values permeate their empty brains until they are nothing more than walking zombies unable to take care of themselves, dead mentally. They are illiterate, can´t navigate through life, can´t add two numbers together, can´t communicate without a smart phone and would starve to death if there wasn´t a safety net from a vote seeking politician there to save them. Americans have redefined freedom and liberty to their perverted limits until they believe they can do whatever they want without consequences and with responsibility, because corporate greed has enabled them to do so; and the price has been the destruction of America from within.
Americans have been conditioned and are controlled by the media which is controlled by corporate greed and Obama is their Front Man.
#17 - Wait-a-hold-it... Real Americans don´t want free stuff. It is all the dumbed-down, barely aware, dope-smoking, self-absorbed, media-influenced, celebrity-obsessed, busted-ass, Kool-Aid drinking, uninformed, government-dependent zombies with hordes of couch-potato kids going to school for free breakfast, lunch, dinner and baby-sitting (who still can´t read, write or count) who want the free stuff or they´ll burn the MF place down. Real Americans work for their "stuff"!
The guy in prison is a career criminal. If he were out he´d be stealing more money through identity theft. He may be a patsy, but he was a convicted felon before the Benghazi terror incident, and he did violate his parole.
The videographer may well be the first political prisoner of Zippy’s second term, but I’m skeptical he’s the innocent victim of happenstance that’s being assumed.
We know that the Muslim Brotherhood have been “visiting” the White House throughout the first term, and that Obama supported and facilitated the “Arab Spring” in both Egypt and Libya while appearing nonplussed at the MB government takeovers. We also know that Al Queda (wholly owned subsidiary of the MB) planned and orchestrated the riot and takeover of the Cairo Embassy to coincide with the military attack on the “diplomatic mission” in Benghazi. A trigger incident was needed that provided an “offense” for which Obama could apologize and not have to publicly identify the true nature of the “incident”, i.e.; a terrorist attack against U.S. soil on the 11th anniversary of 9-11-01. These people would not wait for some opportune “anti-muslim” video or surf the internet hoping to find one. I submit they manufactured one.
IIRC the storyline described Youssef as an Egyptian immigrant with U.S. citizenship and several fraud convictions. He was also supposed to be a Coptic devout enough to defend his faith by making a video against Islam at the request a wealthy Christian businessman in Egypt. As a cover story this places the blame specifically on Christians and Free Speech, presenting a public focal point that allows persecution of Christians and limits on the 1st Amendment.
Isn’t it odd that a wealthy Christian businessman in Egypt would fund such a project in the middle political upheaval and not be taking care of his family and business assets? I think the “videographer” is a MB agent. Did anyone acknowledge this man? Not is priest? Not fellow parishioners? We do know he is a criminal that emigrated from Egypt. That could make him an opportune operative willing to take the public fall. He was swept from the public within 48 hours of the Benghazi attack being announced, held incommunicado until the election, now convicted and sentenced in pubic. However, I don’t think he’s off to prison. I think he’s now part of the islam witness protection program. Removing tin foil hat.
Oh dear. I wonder where the first Konzentrationslager will be established. Maybe there are a few barbed wire enclosures remaining out west, relics of Roosevelt´s adventure in Japanese-American population control.
The Konzntrationlager is the prison that Obama bought in Sept ´12 in Illinois. Itis brand new, nver been occupied, and he bought it with some Presidential fund I never had heard that our Presidnets had access to. Typically spending bills come fromt he HOuse. But Obama just did and Executive Order on it. Just horrible.
Political Correctness: Its force structure decimated by sequestration and budget cuts, the Marine Corps considers exchanging its proud and honored look for hats similar to the gendarmes who direct traffic in Paris. If sequestration´s annual spending cuts continue past this year, the Marine Corps will lose 8,000 in troop strength, Commandant Gen. James F. Amos told the Defense Writers Group in June. But those who remain will at least be fashion-conscious if a proposal for changes in their dress headgear goes forward. Men and women in the Marines
Junk Science: Al Gore, patron saint of climate fraud, argues with Australia´s prime minister that its brushfires are not caused by warming and that the record shows the koala bear, like the polar bear, is quite safe. They were the largest Australian bushfires in a populous region in recorded history, consuming half the state of Victoria, claiming 12 lives and destroying an estimated 1 million sheep and thousands of cattle. And they occurred in February 1851 during one of the coldest years on record. Bushfires have been part of Australian life for centuries
Energy: The Golden State´s governor has signed legislation that regulates but does not ban the technology that has sparked an energy boom nationwide — and which may yet restore the state to solvency. If any state were to ban hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as fracking, the process that releases oil and natural gas trapped in porous shale formations, one would think it would be California. Gov. Jerry Brown, who leads the government in a state that hosted Solyndra and embraces endangered bird-chopping wind turbines,
Scandal: A deadly battle involving grenades between a drug cartel and Mexican police has added to the toll of lives taken with weapons trafficked by suspects that U.S. officials watched but did not stop. The same Obama administration officials responsible for letting thousands of weapons walk into Mexico and right into the hands of drug cartels in Operation Fast and Furious also passed on several opportunities to arrest and prosecute an arms smuggler who was busy supplying the cartels with hand grenades. This according to a report by Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News, the one reporter
Corruption: The crash-prone government health-care site asks applicants if they want to register to vote as they try to sign up for ObamaCare. By sheer coincidence, a plurality of the uninsured are likely Democratic voters. Call it Motor Voter on steroids — the piggybacking of voter registration to an otherwise unrelated government function. Those trying to navigate Healthcare.gov, a website that looks and functions as if designed by the department of motor vehicles, are being asked if they want to register to vote just in time for crucial 2014 midterm elections
Regulation: From lost jobs to fewer hours to premium hikes that would make a loan shark drool, Barack Obama´s home state is a case study in why the first rule in health care reform, as in medicine, should be to do no harm. The president and his cohorts in the media have long accused Republicans of being out of touch with ordinary people. Remember the concocted story about President Bush the elder being so out of touch he was unfamiliar with supermarket bar-code scanners? But it´s President Obama who´s out of touch with ordinary people
Health Care: In a stunning admission, our Health and Human Services secretary admits ObamaCare is part of the fundamental transformation of America away from a free market in anything to a nanny state on steroids. Maybe Kathleen Sebelius was being sarcastic, or maybe she thought it might be a good way to reach the "young invincibles" who feel they had better things to do with their money than enroll in ObamaCare. But her recent appearance on Jon Stewart´s show on Comedy Central went about as well as ObamaCare´s train wreck of a rollout.
The Shutdown: Federal closure threatens to bar priests not on active duty from conducting services on military installations or from ministering on base, and they risk being arrested if they attempt to do so. The latest Obama shutdown shame is the news that, until it´s over, none of the families of those killed in Afghanistan can expect to receive the $100,000 death gratuity promised to reach them within 24 to 36 hours. Grieving families also cannot expect the military to cover all the usual costs of family travel to meet their loved ones at Dover Air Force Base where they return
Global Warming: Temperatures have flat-lined for 15 years, the Arctic and Antarctic are gaining record amounts of ice, most computer models have been wrong, yet the networks are buying into the alarmists´ narrative. Earth might not have a fever but the media do, judging by their hyperventilating about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change´s quite fraudulent report (Fifth Assessment Report or 5AR) released Sept. 27. One network — CBS— even turned a blind eye to the truth and claimed that temperatures "could have risen by more than 200 degrees." This fiction came from CBS´ Ben Tracy
A confirmed atheist when he was 15, C.S. Lewis came around to believing in God when he was 31. "I knelt and prayed: perhaps, that night, the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England," he wrote in his autobiography, "Surprised by Joy." Soon he embraced Christianity. A lecturer at English universities, Lewis became a superstar author by explaining his faith and weaving it creatively into novels. Books including "Mere Christianity," "The Screwtape Letters," "That Hideous Strength" and the series "The Chronicles of Narnia" have sold a total of 200 million copies, but he wasn´t always popular.
Energy Revolution: America´s natural gas boom threatens Russia´s economic strategy, an expert says, leaving it with few alternatives to rescue its economy while threatening to shatter its energy stranglehold on Europe. Russia´s abundance of energy resources has long allowed it to use energy both as a foreign policy weapon and as the bedrock of the Russian economy. Whenever energy prices rose, Russia benefited and its neighbors often felt the restraining leash of dependence on Russian energy, particularly natural gas. Government-controlled energy giant Gazprom was in such a strong position it could demand decade-long contracts
Health Reform: Those icons of voter fraud have been tasked and paid to guide an unwilling public through the ObamaCare enrollment process — while getting access to confidential information on thousands of people seeking health insurance. Somehow it does not surprise us that among the conductors on the train wreck known as ObamaCare will be leftist agitators from President Obama´s beloved Acorn, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. They´ll get up to $48 an hour as "navigators" to lead us through the dead-end ObamaCare maze. As Mathew Vadum reports on the American Spectator blog
A Republican strategist is reminding his party that President Reagan is dead. Ford O´Connell, who worked on Sen. John McCain´s (R-Ariz.) 2008 presidential campaign, says if Republicans want to win the White House in 2016, they need to break free of the "obsessive Reagan disorder." Rule #1 of the political analyst´s newly released book, "Hail Mary: The 10-Step Playbook for Republican Recovery," is: "Ronald Reagan is dead. Accept it." Such a sentiment is sure to be tough to digest for a party insistent on using the 40th president´s legacy as a GOP litmus test to prove conservative credentials. "The Reagan fixation is a drag
Jeffrey P. Bezos has never been known for thinking small. And in an interview aired Sunday on CBS´s "60 Minutes," he outlined his latest plan for revolutionizing the retail industry: using drones to deliver packages in as little as 30 minutes. Declaring himself an "optimist," the Amazon.com founder and chief executive predicted the technology could be brought to market in as little as five years. This is more than a theoretical idea. Bezos showed CBS´s Charlie Rose a working prototype of an eight-rotor helicopter drone called an "octocopter." Emblazoned with "Amazon Prime Air," the flying robot has a claw at
Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) said on MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation” Wednesday that when Jesus fed five thousand people with five loaves of bread and two fish, “he didn’t charge food stamps.” “When Jesus had those five loaves and two fishes, he didn´t charge food stamps. He didn´t ask anybody how much money they had. He fed them because they were hungry, and that´s really where we ought to be,” McDermott said in response to Republican critics of the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). In September, the House approved a plan by Republicans to cut $39 billion in food stamps over the next
WASHINGTON — As a small coterie of grim-faced advisers shuffled into the Oval Office on the evening of Oct. 15, President Obama’s chief domestic accomplishment was falling apart 24 miles away, at a bustling high-tech data center in suburban Virginia. HealthCare.gov, the $630 million online insurance marketplace, was a disaster after it went live on Oct. 1, with a roster of engineering repairs that would eventually swell to more than 600 items. The private contractors who built it were pointing fingers at one another. And inside the White House, after initially saying too much traffic was to blame, Mr. Obama’s
An education official at a Texas high school is under fire after telling some female students they have been dressing like ‘hoes.’ According to KRIV Fox 26, School Support Officer Dr. Tameca Richardson made the remark to female students at Jack Yates High School in Houston during an assembly on campus. A spokesperson for the Houston Independent School District confirmed the language used by Richardson, the station reported. Some parents expressed anger over Richardson’s terminology, saying the Ph.D.-level educator should have used language that was less offensive. "That was out of line and she should be disciplined for that,"
Gov. Chris Christie’s “bizarre behavior’’ in refusing to say he’ll support a possible GOP challenger to Gov. Cuomo next year could derail his chances to become president, state and national GOP insiders have told The Post. “Christie already has a problem with many Republicans refusing to forgive him because of his embrace of [President] Obama and his socially liberal policies,’’ said a nationally prominent GOP operative. “But this bizarre behavior in suggesting he won’t help a Republican defeat a Democratic governor, and a Cuomo no less, could finish off his chances of becoming his party’s nominee for president in 2016,’’ the
MIDDLETOWN, Del.- Remembering the plot of a short story is no longer good enough in teacher Amy Lawson´s fifth-grade classroom. Today´s students are being asked to think more critically. For example, what might a character say in an email to a friend? "It´s hard. But you can handle this," Lawson tells them. Welcome to a classroom using the Common Core State Standards, one of the most politicized and misunderstood changes in education for students and their teachers in kindergarten through high school. In 45 states and the District of Columbia, Lawson and and other teachers are starting to use the standards
In the US we are used to abortion advocates claiming that the risk of elective abortion is relatively trivial, and major medical organizations denying any link between abortion and breast cancer. Now a powerful new study from China published last week by Yubei Huang and colleagues suggests otherwise. The article, a meta-analysis pooling 36 studies from 14 provinces in China, showed that abortion increased the risk of breast cancer by 44% with one abortion, and 76% and 89% with two and three abortions. This new article is another example of the recent excellent scholarship on abortion in peer-reviewed journals coming out
Senior officials in the White House have said that Israel Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu “is desperate and weak,” in reaction to Netanyahu´s remonstrations against the deal struck with Iran over its nuclear weapons program. Israeli television Channel 10 quoted the officials as saying “His pronouncements show a lack of self-confidence,” in an unusually harsh personal attack on Netanyahu. “We are not perturbed by his vocal opposition.”
A push by activists to ease the 30-year-old blanket ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men faces a key test this week as a federal panel hears results of the latest research. The findings will be released amid growing pressure from politicians and advocates, including college students, to change the policy. Critics say the ban is a hangover from the early, fear-filled days of AIDS, stigmatizing gay men and ignoring advances in treatment and detection in the decades since. Supporters of the policy say politics, not science, is driving the proposed change, which would heighten the risk of
President Obama completed an ambitious fundraising schedule for Democrats in November, but many of the congressional candidates he is trying to help are finding their election prospects next year imperiled by the president’s faulty health care law. Several polls in the past week have shown congressional Republicans pulling even or slightly ahead of Democrats in generic balloting for the midterm elections, a swing of at least 10 percentage points in less than a month. Pollsters attribute the seismic shift to the series of glaring flaws in Obamacare, most of which came to the public’s attention after the program’s rollout Oct.
Former Obama advisor David Plouffe appeared on This Week With George Stephanopoulos Sunday morning and predicted that President Barack Obama’s approval rating would rise over the next few months, following the increasing functionality of the Affordable Care Act. “This has been a tough task,” Plouffe said. “It’s not just health care. The shutdown affected everybody’s confidence in government. But let’s fast-forward to the State of the Union and the months after that. Health care working better, a lot of people signing up. The economy continuing to strengthen. Hopefully no Washington shutdowns.