Obama Regime Contacted Youtube To Warn Of “Ramifications” Of Anti-Islamic Video DURING Benghazi Attack

White House Contacted YouTube During Benghazi Attack, Darrell Issa Says – ABC News

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A still-classified State Department e-mail says that one of the first responses from the White House to the Benghazi attack was to contact YouTube to warn of the “ramifications” of allowing the posting of an anti-Islamic video, according to Rep. Darrell Issa, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

The memo suggests that even as the attack was still underway – and before the CIA began the process of compiling talking points on its analysis of what happened – the White House believed it was in retaliation for a controversial video.

The subject line of the e-mail, which was sent at 9:11 p.m. Eastern Time on the night of the attack, is “Update on Response to actions – Libya.” The e-mail was written hours before the attack was over.

Issa has asked the White House to declassify and release the document. In the meantime he has inserted a sentence from the e-mail in the Congressional Record.

“White House is reaching out to U-Tube [sic] to advice ramification of the posting of the Pastor Jon video,” the e-mail reads, according to Issa.

Issa’s full statement can be read here.

Asked about the document, a senior White House official told ABC News it demonstrates that the White House genuinely believed the video sparked the attack all along, a belief that turned out to be incorrect.

“We actually think this proves what we’ve said. We were concerned about the video, given all the protests in region,” the official said. And the intelligence community “was also concerned about the video.”

Issa has an entirely different view. He contends the document contradicts the White House assertion that it was the CIA who first pinned blame for the attack on protests in response to the anti-Islamic video.

“The e-mail shows the White House had hurried to settle on a false narrative – one at odds with the conclusions reached by those on the ground – before Americans were even out of harm’s way or the intelligence community had made an impartial examination of available evidence,” Issa said.

Issa is calling on the White House to release an unclassified version of the document.

“While the information I have cited from this e-mail is clearly unclassified, the State Department has attempted to obstruct its disclosure by not providing Congress with an unclassified copy of this document,” Issa said.

Another State Department document, this one labeled “sensitive but unclassified” and dated Sept. 12, also refers both to the video and to a group linked to al Qaeda in explaining the cause of the attack.

“At least 20 armed extremists, members of Ansar al-Sharia, set fire to the Principal’s office, allegedly retaliating for videos posted on the internet of a film deemed insulting to Islam,” the memo reads, providing an early State Department summary of what happened.

Sean Smith Condolence Memo Mentions Video

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Moonbat-produced video wins coveted ObamaCare Propaganda award

Via The Daily Caller

The Department of Health and Human Services has crowned a YouTube video entitled “Forget About The Price Tag” as the grand prize winner in a contest meant to encourage young people to sign up for Obamacare.

The video contest, announced in August — in partnership with a group called Young Invincibles — encouraged participants to produce clips filled with pro-Obamacare messaging.

HHS’s grand prize-winning video, announced Monday by the White House, features a young woman named Erin McDonald singing an Obamacare-loving version of Jessie J’s hit single, “Price Tag.”

Without a hint of irony, McDonald sings her chorus: “Ain’t about the, uh, cha-ching cha-ching. Ain’t about the, yeah, bla-bling bla-bling. Affordable Care Act. Don’t worry ’bout the price tag.”

Ah goodness, talk about transparency, this video shows, clearly, why no one with an IQ above 65 would support ObamaCare. The fool who did this video ignores the reality of the consequences associated with ObamaCare. Millions of people  who had health insurance, insurance they liked are being forced OFF those plans. And now face paying far more for plans they either do not like, or with much higher deductibles. The irony here is that the bill this buffoon celebrates forces people to do the very thing her song urges them not be worry about, the price tag!

Sure it is easy to say do not sweat the bill, unless you cannot pay it, in which case you will be fined by the IRS. It is east to say do not worry about the cost, but very hard to have to  choose between having much more costly health insurance and saving less money, or enjoying life less, or taking fewer vacations, or opening a small business. And again, this is being  forced onto people who HAD good insurance, and were forced, BY LAW, off those plans. It is damned easy to say, do not worry about the cost, unless you are forced to lose your doctor, or are no longer free to use the hospital you prefer. It is so very easy for this Nimrod to sing about forgetting about the cost. But what IS the real cost? The real cost is losing your control of your health care, losing your insurance, and then being forced onto a plan you do not want, one that costs more, and gives you no real choices. 

By the way, this walking brain donor won $2,000 for her video. I guess that is the going rate for useful idiots these days.

Video-Support Joe Dan Gorman and Intellectual Froglegs

Seems that Live Leak banned Froglegs, for absolutely no reason, so did Vimeo, and YouTube is hassling him over “possible” copyright infringement for using HIS OWN stuff! It would seem that he must be doing something right, which is why the Left is attacking.  Joe Dan explains his situation here

 

Jeb Bush disgraces the Founders

Jeb Bush is a politician, so I guess we should hold him to lower standards than say we would hold a prostitute to? Dave Blount explains

If you didn’t already consider voting for potential presidential candidate Jeb Bush out of the question under any circumstances, maybe this will do the trick:

Possible 2016 Republican contender Jeb Bush is presenting Hillary Clinton, the presumptive front-runner for the 2016 Democratic nomination, with an award Tuesday, Sept. 10 in Philadelphia …

Bush, the chairman of the National Constitution Center, is presenting Clinton with the organization’s 2013 Liberty Medal.

September 10 is 1 day shy of the 1-year anniversary of the Benghazi debacle, which Shrillary helped cause if only through neglect and incompetence, absurdly tried to blame on a YouTube video out of California, and then dismissed with the infamous phrase, “what difference does it make?”

Jeb Bush is the quintessential RINO, in that he sucks up to liberals and exists to advance their policy objectives. He is John McCain without the war record. If he or the comparably intolerable Chris Christie is nominated in 2016, the GOP is finished.

Doug Powers has more

“Former Secretary Clinton has dedicated her life to serving and engaging people across the world in democracy,” Bush said in a statement released earlier this summer. “These efforts as a citizen, an activist, and a leader have earned Secretary Clinton this year’s Liberty Medal.”

Can you say Benghazi Mr. Bush?

A man of principle would abjectly refuse to take part in this mockery frankly! Present Hillary with a “Liberty medal” is a joke. She has spent her entire political career denigrating the Constitution. That alone should cause anyone who loves America to vomit at the thought of her being given any such awards. When you throw in her role in the Benghazi treachery? But I suppose Jeb Bush would just call me an extremist, I can just hear him now asking “what difference, at this point……..” I think you know the rest!

Video double feature time

Twice the Blogging role Model, Twice the fun,

First Michelle destroys a Leftist gun control zealot.

I do wish Michelle had told this nitwit that it is ALREADY illegal for anyone under 21 to buy a handgun. But, it is hard when he would not shut his mouth for fear of facts being brought up. My question is this guy that stupid, or is he just preaching what has been programmed into his brain?

Next Michelle points out the racist motive of the Oklahoma murder, and the typical Leftist double standard

 

 

Man saves dog, raccoon hardest hit

H/T Donald Douglas

Wow, this guy was lucky, a raccoon can do some damage, surprised he did not get bitten, raccoons, while cute can be nasty little guys but, he stuck up for his dog.

I have several raccoons that come up in our backyard, they are fascinating to watch, I worry about letting my sisters dog Rebel, out at night, he is a little dog, but, my new dog, Dugle, a Staffordshire Terrier, is a pretty good bodyguard, sends the raccoons running. 

Dugle, is a great dog, very protective of my little niece Savannah, and loves attention, Staffordshires are very loyal, loving family oriented dogs. they look a lot like pit bull, but are not. Dugle is about 90 pound of muscle, and boy can he eat. Here is a picture of a Staffordshire that closely resembles Dugle.

AmericanStaffordshireTerrie

God bless this Marine

Bob Belvedere has the story

A Marine who was fined and demoted for urinating on Taliban  corpses inAfghanistan in 2011 says he would  do it again.

“I  regret maybe any repercussions it might have had on  the Marines.  But do  I regret doing it? Hell no,” Sgt. Joseph Chamblin  told WSOC-TV  in  Charlotte, N.C., adding that he would do  it again.

The  infamous incident was videotaped and uploaded to  YouTube  last  year,  becoming international news and raising fears of  retaliation by   Afghan  troops against their coalition trainers.

“These  were the same guys that were killing our family,  killing our   brothers,”  said Sgt. Chamblin, who was  on a mission to stop  Taliban  insurgents  from  making roadside bombs.

One of his sniper team members, Sgt. Mark  Bradley, was killed by a buried bomb days before the incident.

“We’re human,” he said. “Who wouldn’t if you lost your brother or mother?  Wouldn’t you want revenge?”

Sgt.  Chamblin said he didn’t consider  endangering other  troops by  the act,  but considered the psychological effect  it would  have on the  enemy  “because if an infidel touches the body, they’re  not  going to  Mecca or  paradise.”

“So  now these insurgents see what happens when you mess  with us,”  said Sgt.  Chamblin, adding that he is planning  to retire in  September  and is  writing a book.

The  Marines court-martialed nine troops for the  incident. Sgt.  Chamblin, a  15-year veteran, pleaded guilty for  urinating on the  bodies  and  dereliction of duty and was fined $500 and  demoted, WSOC  reported.

“Do  you want the Marine Corps to be a group of Boy Scout  pretty  boys or do  you want guys that will go out and kill the people  trying  to take  advantage  of your country and kill Americans?” he said.  “Which  do you  want? Because you  can’t have both.”

Bravo sir!

 

We are all AP reporters now

Look at who Team Obama is spying on now. You, me, all of us

Via WaPo:

The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection logs that enable analysts to track a person’s movements and contacts over time.

The highly classified program, code-named PRISM, has not been disclosed publicly before. Its establishment in 2007 and six years of exponential growth took place beneath the surface of a roiling debate over the boundaries of surveillance and privacy. Even late last year, when critics of the foreign intelligence statute argued for changes, the only members of Congress who know about PRISM were bound by oaths of office to hold their tongues.

An internal presentation on the Silicon Valley operation, intended for senior analysts in the NSA’s Signals Intelligence Directorate, described the new tool as the most prolific contributor to the President’s Daily Brief, which cited PRISM data in 1,477 articles last year. According to the briefing slides, obtained by The Washington Post, “NSA reporting increasingly relies on PRISM” as its leading source of raw material, accounting for nearly 1 in 7 intelligence reports.

That is a remarkable figure in an agency that measures annual intake in the trillions of communications. It is all the more striking because the NSA, whose lawful mission is foreign intelligence, is reaching deep inside the machinery of American companies that host hundreds of millions of American-held accounts on American soil.

The technology companies, which participate knowingly in PRISM operations, include most of the dominant global players of Silicon Valley. They are listed on a roster that bears their logos in order of entry into the program: “Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple.” PalTalk, although much smaller, has hosted significant traffic during the Arab Spring and in the ongoing Syrian civil war.

How bad is this? Even the NY Times is ripping President Obama

Within hours of the disclosure that the federal authorities routinely collect data on phone calls Americans make, regardless of whether they have any bearing on a counterterrorism investigation, the Obama administration issued the same platitude it has offered every time President Obama has been caught overreaching in the use of his powers: Terrorists are a real menace and you should just trust us to deal with them because we have internal mechanisms (that we are not going to tell you about) to make sure we do not violate your rights.

Those reassurances have never been persuasive — whether on secret warrants to scoop up a news agency’s phone records or secret orders to kill an American suspected of terrorism — especially coming from a president who once promised transparency and accountability.

The administration has now lost all credibility on this issue. Mr. Obama is proving the truism that the executive will use any power it is given and very likely abuse it. That is one reason we have long argued that the Patriot Act, enacted in the heat of fear after the 9/11 attacks by members of Congress who mostly had not even read it, was reckless in its assignment of unnecessary and overbroad surveillance powers.

Yes, Obama is losing the Left, but why should he care? He is not up for reelection in 2016. He now has free rein, and that is a dangerous for a radical ideologue.

British people want their guns back

Ah, so we have two great truths here. First, gun control is an abject failure. Two, people desire to be able to defend themselves

Last Friday the Daily Telegraph, Britain’s most widely read broadsheet newspaper, issued an online poll asking members of the public which proposal they would like to see introduced as a Private Members’ Bill in the UK’s Parliament.

Private Members’ Bills are introduced by Members of Parliament or Peers who are not government ministers.

The choices include term limits for Prime Ministers, a flat tax, a law to encourage the ‘greening’ of public spaces and the repealing of Britain’s hand gun ban.

While the poll continues, so far over 80 percent of the 11,000+ respondents have told the Telegraph that they want to see the handgun ban repealed. The news comes as America contemplates its own new laws on gun ownership, with British talk show host Piers Morgan claiming to back a UK-style ban for the United States.

I suppose that the Brits are looking at us, and seeing the truth

But statistics from the United States show that guns are used by citizens to defend themselves around eighty times more often than they are used to take a life. A recent study published in the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy concluded that there is a negative correlation between gun ownership and violent crime in countries internationally, that is, “where firearms are most dense violent crime rates are lowest, and where guns are least dense violent crime rates are highest.”

Funny how a public beheading will change your view of gun control. Is there any doubt that the two Islamists that beheaded that British soldier did so with no fear of being confronted? Any doubt that they would have had very different thoughts doing so in public streets in Texas or Florida, or Arizona? 

Stacy McCain: It ain’t over until Amanda Marcotte makes a fool of herself!

For those not familiar with Marcotte, let me just say she took a left turn at the intersection of Feminist and Loony, and has been going ever since. McCain has her latest bit of idiocy

No public controversy involving sex is complete until feminist scold Amanda Marcotte makes a fool of herself, and she’s continually striving for ever-lower nadirs of stupidity.

So, a high-school boy in Los Angeles recorded a YouTube video asking famous model/actress Kate Upton to be his prom date. Upton at first indicated on the Today show that she might accept the invitation, but then politely declined. End of story? No, because Amanda Marcotte had not yet made a fool of herself.

How did Marcotte react to the Kate Upton prom-date story? Byinterpreting it through a prism of sexual violence:

The lesson learned: You may be a rich and famous model, but any random man can, just by making a video, force you to do a little song and dance about how delightful his attentions are.
Instead of applauding Davidson for this, adults should be appalled. All that’s been taught here to young men is that they are entitled to women’s attention simply because they ask for it. . . . This entitlement we teach men crops up all the time for women, and it’s rarely as cute as a silly comedy video: When a man demands that you stop on the street to entertain his proposal of going back to his place and then follows you for blocks because you pretended not to hear him. When a rape victim is told that if she didn’t want to have sex, she shouldn’t have gone to the rapist’s hotel room. When a woman files for a restraining order because she’s afraid her abusive husband means it when he says that if he can’t have her, no one can. . . .
[M]en who are violent feel justified because they believe that women owe them their attention, their bodies, and their love. By joining in the collective pressure on Upton to give her attention . . . to a young man just because he wants it, we’re contributing to the overall culture of male entitlement.

Could we unpack the bizarre and tendentious assumptions packed so tightly into Marcotte’s pointy head? Yes, we could.

Do we really need to bother doing so? No, we don’t.

Marcotte hates men, that is obvious. She hates them so much that she likens a teenage boy with a crush on a starlet to a rapist somehow. In her mind, every time a man talks to a woman, especially if he dares asks her out, he is somehow victimizing her Wow! Marcotte seems to be only happy when she feels like a victim, that must be a sad existence.

 

Excuse me folks, but I am about to break my no “F” word rule

Charlie Rangel, go Fuck Yourself!

I try not to use the “F” word here, I REALLY try. But, when I hear Charlie Rantin’ Ravin’ Rangel, AKA Charlie the Corrupt bad mouth a Black man for daring to think outside the Leftists box, I just cannot help it. 

The NRA made headlines recently by hiring gun rights activist and YouTube personality Colion Noirto join its “news” team. MSNBC host Chris Jansingshowed Noir’s debut ad for the NRA to Rep.Charlie Rangel (D-NY) Tuesday morning, and the congressman was not impressed.

“I think it’s an insult to the American people’s intelligence,” Rangel said after the viewing the ad, adding that “there’s no question” that the NRA “just creates things about minorities.” Rangel argued his position that “we don’t need these guns in the inner city and we don’t need assault weapons in the rural areas.”

The ad in question features Noir making some of the same points he has made independently in his own YouTube videos, but this time with higher production value, better graphics and more dramatic music. Noir advocates owning and carrying guns for personal safety and responsibility, saying that “cops can’t always be there, Obama definitely can’t be there.”

Noir is arguably a more dynamic spokesperson than NRA executive Wayne LaPierre, with the potential to reach a younger andmore diverse audience. That fact explains why the NRA hired him, as well as why people like Charlie Rangel think he’s so dangerous.

That is exactly right. Black people who speak against the Statism of the Left are a threat to the power of pimps like Rangel. That is why Rangel, and others attack them so viciously. Here is the video that so offended Rantin’Rangel

 

Vanity Fair writer goes berserk launches boycott against The Other McCain

Guess that will teach McCain not to poke fun of goofy haircuts. Such things enrage writers at places like Vanity Fair, who automatically launch into Super Emoting Mode

Thursday I posted a “coming out” video by a mopey kid with a bad haircut. This evidently enraged a Vanity Fair writer:

Thu, February 21, 2013 7:38 PM
From: KURT EICHENWALD <kurtewald@me.com>
To: Chris Smith <smitty1e@gmail.com>; “r.s.mccain@att.net” <r.s.mccain@att.net>
Subject: you are both despicable

I will address you both as adults, even though you clearly are not. The fact that you could use your site to make fun of an abused, frightened teenager is the most abhorrent thing I have ever seen by supposed “professional” commentators. Your decision that this kid was a fake was the type of arrogance I would expect to see from a 5th grader, not an adult. If you have nothing better to do than direct derision and contempt towards a child, then maybe you should stop pretending you are anything more than bullies who have nothing better to do with their lives.
You deserve all of the contempt possible. And hopefully, you will pay a price for your arrogance and immaturity.
Kurt Eichenwald

Not content with that, he followed up with this:

Thu, February 21, 2013 8:01 PM
Re: you are both despicable
From: KURT EICHENWALD <kurtewald@me.com>
To: Chris Smith <smitty1e@gmail.com>; “r.s.mccain@att.net” <r.s.mccain@att.net>
Oh, and by the way, you immature bastards….
I have invited my 7,000 twitter followers to contact your advertisers and demand they stop advertising with your site. And they’re doing it.
Have a nice life. You bastards.

Well, this was certainly a charming introduction to Kurt Eichenwald, and he is a man of his word, because a few hours later, one of our advertisers forwarded to me this e-mail:

Subject: your add on a hate site
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 20:00:11 -0600
From: KURT EICHENWALD <kurtewald@me.com>
To: [REDACTED]
You are currently advertising on a site called http://theothermccain.com. In the last two days, these “adults” took a youtube video of a young gay teen who was both coming out and revealing abuse he has been suffering at the hands of his mother and not only made fun of him (for his haircut!), but invited their followers to do the same. The followers happily complied. This site does not represent your values. Moreover, this child is clearly depressed and discussed the times he considered suicide. If the torment of these “adults” on this site contributes to the boy acting on those feelings, you would not want to have any connection to it.
Many thanks.
Kurt Eichenwald
Contributing Editor
Vanity Fair
914-552-2588

Go read it all, Stacy McCain, A.K.A. Stupid Haircut Hater makes some good points. This kid DID go public with this, so he made it public. And, yes, a bit of cynicism is not a bad thing

The thought occurred to me that (a) the kid is basically inviting everybody to attend his pity party, and (b) our sarcastic commenters were likely to say rude things about him.

The video already had nearly 20,000 views in barely a week and — in case this didn’t cross anybody else’s mind – that translates to a bit of YouTube advertising revenue for young Austin Gates. So he’s like a professional pity-party event planner or something.

Are his tales of abuse and suicidal thoughts true? Has anyone verifiedhis story? “If your mother says she loves you, check it out,” but if a kid says his mother hates him, don’t bother, eh?

Habitual cynicism, that’s my problem. Having been a teenage hoodlum myself, I see a video like that and instantly think: “Scam.”

Kid’s probably hustling contributions to buy himself some weed. Or maybe he’s angling for a guest spot on daytime TV talk shows, maybe even a reality TV series deal. For all we know, the minute the video ended, Austin Gates was high-fiving his buddies: “How was that, huh? Did you like that whiny thing I did at the end about suicide? Hey, man, fire up the bong and let’s burn some buds.”

We’re not supposed to think that way anymore, I guess. It’s “bullying” to see a mopey kid and say, “Stop moping — and get a haircut!”

If this kid has gone through the things he describes, then I feel for him. I would not wish that on any kid. And I hope he gets whatever help he needs to get past it Some might accuse Stacy McCain of being insensitive, and maybe that is fair. But, from what I know of the man I doubt he would deliberately add to anyone’s pain. And, in a larger sense, I abhor these boycotts. They smack of censorship, and totalitarianism to me. So maybe Kurt Eichenwald ought to wait and see what all the facts are? And maybe everyone who loves free speech, and making fun of bad haircuts should contact Kurt Eichenwald 914-552-2588, and let him know!

 

Teacher refuses to grade students papers because they wrote about gun shows

Some teachers ought not be teachers frankly

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A Denton teacher allegedly refused to grade two student reports because they were about guns. Now one mother is demanded answers and an apology.

Marshall Williams said he and his classmates were told by Mr. Dewey Christian at Denton High School to write a report on anything that they were interested in using different types of sentence structures.  He chose to write about the Fort Worth gun show.

But then he said his English teacher told him he would get a zero on the assignment because of the topic.

Williams’ mom confronted the teacher. She asked him if he had outlined any criteria for the topic and posted a video of his response on YouTube.

“So because it had guns in it you refused to grade it?” Kimberly Williams asked.

“Not just guns, but you see we’ve had a certain amount of violence and things in schools…” Christian replied.

“I’m not asking you about that. I’m asking you about the subject matter of his paper and why you took issue with it,” the mother said.

“The problem was not the subject matter…” the teacher said.

“You just told me it was the subject matter,” the mother said.

The family demanded an apology.

The Denton Independent School District said in a statement, “The teacher has accepted the paper and apologized to the student for misperceptions. The teacher’s intent was for guns not to be trivialized in any school situation because of recent events.”

“I don’t feel like I’ve gotten an apology yet. I feel like he has just stomped on our right to free speech. He told us we would not be allowed to express ourselves and didn’t even consider what we had said.  He didn’t have a clue of the content of my paper before he told me… he just knew that my paper was about guns before he told me that I would be getting a zero on the assignment,” Marshall Williams said.

Just another day in the Left’s war on kids, guns, free speech, and thought crimes

 

Obama is a disgrace

The list of reasons to think electing Obama was the single worst decision ever by voters grows, and grows. Bob Owens points out the latest reason

David Codrea has revealed that President Obama has so little regard for the United States Marines risking their lives under his command life that they were forced to dismantle their already empty parade rifles for his second inauguration parade. This is nothing less than aslap in the face of the Corps:

“Didn’t know the Marines had to take the bolts out of their rifles for the Inaugural,” an email forwarded toGun Rights Examiner from a United States Marine Corps source observed. “Wonder if someone can explain why [they] would be marching in the inaugural parade with no bolts in their rifles!”

The email linked to a YouTube video of the 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade, embedded in this column, featuring Bravo Company Marines from the Marine Barracks Washington. Sure enough, the observation in the email is confirmed by watching the video, with screen shots provided in the photo and slide show accompanying this article.

This prompted an internet search to see if others had also noticed, and the Blur-Brain blog had.

“The bolts have been removed from the rifles rendering them unable to fire a round,” the post stated. “Apparently Obama’s Secret Service doesn’t trust the USMC. Simply searching each guy to make sure he didn’t have a live round hidden on him wasn’t enough, they had to make sure the guns were inoperable.

Gateway Pundit is also blogging about this. This picture shows the rifles disabled

disarmed-marines

 

Video: The president sinks further into the quagmire that is Benghazi! Watch the House Benghazi Hearings here

Lot on this video from Hannity. First, Obama admits that Susan Rice went on those five Sunday shows armed with White House talking points blaming a YouTube video for what happened in Benghazi. This also clearly proves that Obama LIED about the video being the cause of the Benghazi attacks. Then there is Senator Lindsey Graham, who is clearly angry, as we all should be, over Benghazi. Graham has been criticized by Conservatives, including me, often for being too soft on Conservative principles. But, to his credit, Graham is at his best here!  He lays the ultimate blame where it obviously lies, at the feet of President Obama.

Third, there is the tragedy of how the media covered this presser. They asked nothing substantive, preferring to lob softball questions.

Back to Susan Rice for a moment. She may become the Secretary of State, if Obama gets his wish. How is she qualified exactly? She lied on those Sunday shows, KNOWING she lied. We know she lied because we know the intelligence she had screamed terror attack, not a flash mob response to a video. So, she either lied on her own, or she went and lied at the request of the White House. Should we be promoting people who possess so low character as this? Donald Douglas has a video of Krauthammer talking about Susan Rice

Fox News is streaming the House Benghazi Hearing you can check that out here

And yes, OF COURSE the Left has pulled out their tattered old Race Cards

Ted Turner: I Think It’s “Good” U.S. Troops are Killing Themselves (Video)

I figure he will try to excuse his words by saying he means it would be good when we “evolve” past wars, but, basically, he is just a despicable old Leftist fool

Ted might be the walking definition of “useful idiot” Were the Useless Nations become the world’s policeman, as Ted desires, they would soon be stripping away all the riches Ted has accumulated, accumulated because of Capitalism, I might add.

 

Is free speech doomed?

Political correctness has been used for decades now to silence the Right. The Left does not believe in freedom, unless it is closely regulated by the State. Donald Douglas has a link to a piece on the possible death of freedom of speech

From Jonathan Turley, at the Washington Post, “Shut up and play nice: How the Western world is limiting free speech” (viaInstapundit):

Free speech is dying in the Western world. While most people still enjoy considerable freedom of expression, this right, once a near-absolute, has become less defined and less dependable for those espousing controversial social, political or religious views. The decline of free speech has come not from any single blow but rather from thousands of paper cuts of well-intentioned exceptions designed to maintain social harmony.

In the face of the violence that frequently results from anti-religious expression, some world leaders seem to be losing their patience with free speech. After a video called “Innocence of Muslims” appeared on YouTube and sparked violent protests in several Muslim nations last month, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned that “when some people use this freedom of expression to provoke or humiliate some others’ values and beliefs, then this cannot be protected.”

It appears that the one thing modern society can no longer tolerate is intolerance. As Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard put it in her recent speech before the United Nations, “Our tolerance must never extend to tolerating religious hatred.”

A willingness to confine free speech in the name of social pluralism can be seen at various levels of authority and government. In February, for instance, Pennsylvania Judge Mark Martin heard a case in which a Muslim man was charged with attacking an atheist marching in a Halloween parade as a “zombie Muhammed.” Martin castigated not the defendant but the victim, Ernie Perce, lecturing him that “our forefathers intended to use the First Amendment so we can speak with our mind, not to piss off other people and cultures — which is what you did.”

Of course, free speech is often precisely about pissing off other people — challenging social taboos or political values.

This was evident in recent days when courts in Washington and New York ruled that transit authorities could not prevent or delay the posting of a controversial ad that says: “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat jihad.”

When U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer said the government could not bar the ad simply because it could upset some Metro riders, the ruling prompted calls for new limits on such speech. And in New York, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority responded by unanimously passing a new regulation banning any message that it considers likely to “incite” others or cause some “other immediate breach of the peace.”

The Left, and Islamists, in fact all dictatorial mindsets seek to control freedom, starting with freedom of expression. They will use intimidation, threats, and yes, they will cloak their desire to subjugate in nice words like sensitivity, inclusion, or tolerance, but their end goal is control. Those of us who love, and practice freedom of speech have the ultimate stake in never allowing our freedom to be curtailed.

 

Irony defined, Muslims rally against freedom speech

 

So, these buffoons are going to use the First Amendment to protest against the First Amendment? I wonder if that irony ever dawned on them?

Muslim Americans in Michigan, including a local newspaper editor, will be rallying Friday in Dearborn to protest the YouTube film, “Innocence of Muslims” and advocate for blasphemy laws. Here’s an image of a poster advertising the rally

That’s courtesy of the Detroit News, which writes:

Nearly a decade after Dearborn’s streets celebrated America for bringing down Saddam Hussein and opening a door to democracy in the Mideast, the same city will be the epicenter today of calls to squelch free speech. Protesting the film, “Innocence of Muslims,” that has sparked protests in the Mideast, rally organizer Tarek Baydoun says that so-called blasphemy laws are necessary to prevent speech that hurts the “the religious feelings of Muslims.”

This assault on the First Amendment in the name of the prophet Mohammed is a sad day in America – and confirms fears that Muslim-American activists do not understand the fundamental separation of church and state in the American Constitution.

“There is a need for deterrent legal measures against those individuals or groups that want to damage relations between people, spread hate and incite violence,” said Arab-American News publisher Osama Siblani, a self-proclaimed “moderate” who is apparently oblivious to how gutting the First Amendment would affect his own business.

Also I must note the multi-ton slab of irony in  Osama Siblani’s statement “There is a need for deterrent legal measures against those individuals or groups that want to damage relations between people, spread hate and incite violence,” Hmmmm, I wonder what group of people, maybe a certain religion that might just run afoul of such a law. HMMMMMM

 

Obama Administration deleted Memo from Internet After Finding Out Al Qaeda was Behind Libya Attack

Via Jim Hoft

Yesterday there were reports that the Obama Administration found out the Al-Qaeda was behind the Benghazi consulate attacks within 24 hours of the assault that killed four Americans.

So what was their first action?
Did they secure the compound? – No, that took over a week to get FBI agents to the consulate
Did they acknowledge it was an Al-Qaeda attack? No, Obama this week blamed the terror attack on a YouTube protest.

Here’s what they did – They scrubbed a damning State Department memo from the internet–
On Wednesday September 12, 2012 blogger Speak With Authority discovered that five days before 9-11, the US State Department sent out a memo announcing no credible security threats against the United States on the anniversary of 9-11.

The height of incompetence. What types of buffoons are these people? The bigger question is will CNN, CBS, ABC, etc jump on this as they should, and as they would were a Republican in the White House? Do not hold your breath. Here is a screen cap of the memo that Team Obama threw down the Memory Hole

This goes along with reports that Libyan security warned the US three days BEFORE the attacks

Three days before the deadly assault on the United States consulate in Libya, a local security official says he met with American diplomats in the city and warned them about deteriorating security.

Jamal Mabrouk, a member of the February 17th Brigade, told CNN that he and a battalion commander had a meeting about the economy and security.

He said they told the diplomats that the security situation wasn’t good for international business.

“The situation is frightening, it scares us,” Mabrouk said they told the U.S. officials. He did not say how they responded.

So, do the math here. Team Obama knew the anniversary of 9-11 was nearing, they had warnings from people in Libya, and they did what? Added security? No! Brought in Marines? No! They did not one damn thing to protect our embassy or, more importantly the Americans stationed there! And when the attack happened, they blamed an internet video, a video posted two months before, refused to call it what it obviously was, a well planned terror attack. Even now that they have been forced to admit it was a premeditated attack, they still are blaming the video, as Obama did when he spoke to the UN the other day! Even worse is this report Egyptian intelligence warned of impending attacks on September 4th!

Egypt’s General Intelligence Service warned that a jihadi group is planning to launch terrorist attacks against the US and Israeli embassies in Cairo, according to a report Tuesday by Egypt Independent, citing a secret letter obtained by Al-Masry Al-Youm.

According to the report, the attack is being planned by Global Jihad, the group suspected of killing 16 Egyptian border guards in Sinai on August 5.

Al-Masry Al-Youm reportedly obtained a copy of the September 4 letter, sent to all Egyptian security sectors, warning that Sinai- and Gaza-based Global Jihad cells were planning attacks on the two embassies.

There are not words to describe how poorly Team Obama has apparently handled this. The only decisive action seems to be scrubbing a damning document from the internet. Imagine if Obama cared as much about national security as he does about campaigning for reelection?

CNN offers up even more bad news, apparently FBI agents are still not on the ground in Libya