Recently, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid gave a speech on the Senate floor attacking the Koch Brothers as "radical" and alleging that the Koch's prefer an insurance system that would deny coverage to teenagers with acne. As absurd as that was, Senate Majority PAC, which has close ties to Harry Reid, has begun running ads in Louisiana attacking Republican candidate Bill Cassidy for his purported links to the Koch Brothers.
There's just one problem: the Koch Brothers are one of the top 20 donors to Senator Mary Landrieu, the Democratic incumbent in Louisiana.
This is how Harry Reid operates: he just lies and lies and lies until people believe him. From his days as a crooked Gaming Commission chairman in Nevada, where he was referred to by a mob figure as the "Mr. Cleanface" who could fix the mafia's problems with authorities in Nevada, to his present day shadowy real estate deals with one of the very same lawyers he worked with during that time, Harry Reid is as crooked as they come.
Don't let Harry get away with stealing this election the way he stole federal land in his real estate swaps to make a $1.1 million profit. Don't let Harry Reid get away with lying in Louisiana. We're targeting Louisiana, where Mary Landrieu has been one of the Koch Brothers' best Democrats, receiving $35,000 from the Kochs in this election cycle via her PAC.
Harry Reid knows that Landrieu is one of the dominoes that will have to fall if he is to lose his Senate Majority seat. He knows he won't be able to obstruct investigations in President Obama's wrongdoing as a mere Minority Leader. He also knows he won't be able to get sweet government deals for his cronies as effectively.
AN ANALYSIS WORTH READING:
*by #$%$ Morris, former political advisor to President William **Jefferson
"If you happen to see the Bill Clinton's five minute T.V. ad for Hillary in which he introduces the commercial by saying he wants to share some things we may not know about Hillary's background ... *beware ... as I was **there for most of their presidency and know them better than just about **anyone. I offer a few corrections: *
*1. Bill says:* "In law school Hillary worked on legal services for the poor."
The facts are: Hillary's main extra-curricular activity in law school was helping the Black Panthers, on trial in Connecticut for torturing and killing a federal agent. She went to court every day as part of a law student monitoring committee trying to spot civil rights violations and develop grounds for appeal.
*2. Bill says:* "Hillary spent a year after graduation working on a children's rights project for poor kids."
The facts are: Hillary interned with Bob Truehaft, the head of the California Communist Party. She met Bob when he represented the Panthers and traveled all the way to San Francisco to take an internship with him.
*3. Bill says:* "Hillary could have written her own job ticket, but she turned down all the lucrative job offers."
The facts are: She flunked the D C bar exam, yes, flunked ... it is a matter of record, and only passed the Arkansas bar. She had no job offers in Arkansas ... none ... and only got hired by the University of Arkansas Law School at Fayetteville because Bill was already teaching there. She did not join the prestigious Rose Law Firm until Bill became Arkansas Attorney General and was made a partner only after he was elected Arkansas Governor.
*4. Bill says:* "President Carter appointed Hillary to the Legal Services Board of Directors and she became its chairman."
The facts are: The appointment was in exchange for Bill's support for Carter in his 1980 primary against Ted Kennedy. Hillary then became chairman in a coup in which she won a majority away from Carter's choice to be chairman.
*5. Bill says:* "She served on the board of the Arkansas Children's Hospital."
The facts are: Yes she did. But her main board activity, not mentioned by Bill, was to sit on the Wal-Mart board of directors, for a substantial fee. She was silent about their labor and health care practices.
*6. Bill says:* "Hillary didn't succeed at getting health care for all Americans in 1994 but she kept working at it and helped to create the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) that provides five million children with health insurance."
The facts are: Hillary had nothing to do with creating CHIP. It was included in the budget deal between Clinton and Republican Majority Leader Senator Trent Lott. I know; I helped to negotiate the deal. The money came half from the budget deal and half from the Attorney Generals' tobacco settlement. Hillary had nothing to do with either source of funds.
for 8 more months.
You'll have tears in your beers from crying all night!!!!!
You should all die as quickly and as quietly as possible.
Who knows...you may beat me to it.
Republicans are idiots.
Anybody who supports this sort of mass stupidity is an idiot.
And Libertarian Lucas Overby took 4.8% of votes from Jolly. Overly running as 3rd party should have killed Jolly....but Sink sunk anyway.
barely 47 percent of voters chose Sink
Sink was well known canon the dems put up against barely known popgun Jolly.
Libs put all their eggs in Sink basket. Sink also outraised Jolly 3 to 1, or $1.2 million to Jolly’s $400,000, according to fourth quarter Federal Election Commission filings. Outside groups, weighted more Democratic than Republican, spent an astonishing $7 million-plus on television ads, mailings and get-out-the-vote efforts, making the race as expensive as a contested statewide senatorial campaign. Polls had Sink narrowly leading Jolly in the final stretch.
and The Story Only Gets Crazier From There
Idiots running our education and legal system...
Meet Jordan Wiser, a high school senior you might call an overachiever.
Enrolled in an Ohio vocational-technical school, Wiser was taking Firefighter 2 and EMT courses to bolster his dream of future public service.
“Last year, I completed the law enforcement course,” the 18-year-old told The Huffington Post. “I received several certifications, including the National Terror Defense certification from FEMA, the Terror Recognition certification and (certification as an) Emergency Vehicle Operator.”
Wiser also joined the Army, enrolling the Future Soldiers program, and was scheduled to ship out in August. After his planned military service, he figured he’d embark on a career as a police officer or firefighter.
But Wiser’s big dreams of public service are on hold. In fact, he’s now enduring a nightmare.
It all started Dec. 12 when administrators at Ashtabula County Technical and Career Campus (A-Tech) in Jefferson, Ohio — about 60 miles northeast of Cleveland — questioned Wiser after an alleged tip regarding videos uploaded to Wiser’s YouTube account. Among the clips are reviews of video games and merchandise, home defense tactics, and an interview with a local police officer.
“The principal said he had reason to believe I had weapons in my vehicle and needed to search it,” Wiser told the Huffington Post. “He made me empty out all my pockets, and the vice principal grabbed me and patted me down very forcibly. It was somewhat awkward. Then they took my car keys. I told them what was in my car and said, ‘Don’t be alarmed.’”
Wiser added that he didn’t give school officials permission to search his vehicle, nor was there a warrant to perform the search. But they cited the school handbook as their warrant, he said, adding that they denied his request to call an attorney.
And what did they find inside Wiser’s vehicle? A folding blade pocketknife, a stun gun and two Airsoft guns.
Airsoft is a game akin to paintball in which participants shoot each other with round non-metallic pellets, and Wiser said he had plans for an Airsoft game after school. The stun gun was for self-defense, he said, adding that the pocketknife was part of his EMT kit.
“My stun gun was locked in the glove box,” Wiser told the Huffington Post, “and the knife was in my EMT medical vest. I bought it at K-Mart and have it as part of my first responder kit for cutting seatbelts.”
Wiser was arrested and jailed for illegal conveyance of a weapon onto a school ground, a Class 5 felony.
Harold Specht, the chief assistant prosecutor at the Ashtabula County prosecutor’s office, said the charge is related only to the pocketknife.
“I was in jail for almost 13 days,” Wiser told the Huffington Post. “The first bond hearing I went to was on December 15. The judge ordered me [to be] held on a half million-dollar bond, pending a psychological evaluation. I did that and passed. They found I was not suicidal, homicidal or a threat to anybody. My attorney brought it up in front of a different judge, who let me out on a $50,000 bond and an ankle monitor. I was released from jail on Christmas Eve.”
Given his school’s locale, Wiser doesn’t understand all the hubub over his pocketknife — nor the wide-ranging fallout from its discovery.
“There are kids at my school all the time who get caught with knives and are suspended,” he told the Huffington Post. “My school is very rural, and people carry knives. I can accept the fact that there was a lapse in judgment, and I can accept a punishment, but I have already been expelled from both the tech school and my home school.” Jerome Brockway, the A-Tech superintendent, declined to discuss the case.
And since Wiser’s felony charge, he said the Army discharged him pending a not-guilty verdict or dropped charges without prejudice.
That’s not all. If the felony charge sticks, things could get way worse.
“If I am convicted of a felony, I’m never going to be a police officer. I’m never going to be a fireman. I’m never going to be in the military,” he added. “I won’t even be able to be a janitor. I’m 18 years old, and this is going to ruin my entire life.”
If all of the knocks against Wiser weren’t enough, he added that the conditions of his bond prohibit him from contact with his grandfather, who is dying from cancer.
“The one judge I went in front of told me to remove any firearms from my parents’ house and put them at my grandpa’s house,” Wiser said. “The next judge freaked out about me even knowing what a gun is and put a no-contact order against me and my grandparents. My grandfather is dying right now, and I am not allowed within 500 feet of him.”
There was a petition on change DOT org that demanded Wiser’s charges be reduced to a misdemeanor, and within 48 hours, it attracted 1,349 signatures. But Wiser said he asked that the petition be closed, which it was.
“The court threatened to hold sanctions against me and my lawyer,” Wiser told the Huffington Post. “I guess the prosecutor was upset because his inbox had been flooded with emails as a result of the petition.”
Specht said he’s aware “there’s a load of people out here that just think we’re the devil because we’re allegedly ruining this young kid’s life,” but he insisted that’s not the case and that the felony charge is justified and there are no plans to reduce the charge.
“There are all these school occurrences where people are shot, people are killed by other students,” Specht said. “We see it every day … so we don’t take these things lightly. … We have to be sure that we don’t have a potential for something like that to happen here.”
Wiser said he’s offended by Specht’s characterization.
“I was enlisted in the Army and went to school to be [a] police officer and fireman,” he said. “Why are they trying to paint me as a potential school shooter? I never had any intentions of hurting a soul.”
Wiser’s attorney, William Bobulsky, did not return calls for comment from the Huffington Post.
Wiser is scheduled to appear in court again on April 1 for a pretrial hearing. A jury trial is tentatively scheduled for June 11.
“Never in my life did I think this would happen,” Wiser said. “I dedicated my life to public service, and now a four-inch pocketknife could ruin everything.”
Democrats closed the gap in a tough Republican district. This is the preferred spin of the DNC, but it's bogus, and does the party no favors as it explains how it can hold off losses in 2014. In 2014 barely 47 percent of voters chose Sink to represent them in Congress. How much worse was than that previous Democratic campaigns?
save everyone some time and just reprint the background info from a October 2013 DCCC email on the race.
President Obama won a majority of the vote across the district in 2008 (51.9% of the vote) and again in 2012 (50.7%). In 2010, in a challenging election cycle for Democrats, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink received 51.1% of the vote in FL-13 despite losing statewide to Rick Scott. In 2006, Democratic Senator Bill Nelson won the district with 63.7% of vote, compared to the 61.3% he received statewide.
In November, Sink was leading the unknown Jolly by as much as 20 points. As recently as January, the DCCC was including FL-13 in its list of top "open seat opportunities."
That’s more than twice the annual Social Security deficit. But who cares about the seniors when the world is about to end unless a whole bunch of campaign donors and their companies get piles of taxpayer money.
What could you do with 120 billion dollars? It’s enough money to buy an iPad for every kid in school, pay for a months worth of gas for every American or give a $323 tax rebate to every American.
It would be more than enough to revive the space program or actually fund the military.
Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said Wednesday at a hearing on the Defense Department’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget that President Barack Obama has wasted $120 billion on global warming over the past five years – money that would be better spent on the military.
“I’ve been working on this for quite some time … In the last five years, between 2009 and 2014, the president has spent $120 billion on the environmental agenda, mostly global warming, climate and that type of thing,” said Inhofe. “And in that respect, if you’ll just take the amount that was not authorized by Congress — and I’m talking about the environmental agenda, you could actually buy 1,400 F-35s.”
The F-35 Lightning II, made by Lockheed Martin, is considered the world’s most advanced multi-role fighter and “will enable pilots to be six to eight times more effective in air-to-air missions, air-to ground missions and surveillance missions.” It is “first to enter the battle space, has a 360-degree view of the battlefield and is first to see adversaries and take action – allowing our pilots to carry out their missions and return home safely.”
But who needs jets. They’re outdated technology like horses and bayonets. Instead our leaders have mastered the fine art of drawing red lines and then pretending that no one stepped over them.
"A bump in the road" .... remember that calloused statement? I don't know the author of this poem... I just received it today.
Very thought provoking and poignant. I do recall, however, the President referring to the Benghazi incident as "a bump in the road."
Today I heard an ex-Navy Seal being interviewed on Fox News regarding a book he has written about how to handle crisis situations in our lives. At the end of the interview he asked if he could make a comment on Benghazi and of course the anchor said yes. He then thanked Fox News for keeping the Benghazi story in the news, since other news organizations are not. He said the Seals who died deserve the public knowing the truth about the whole affair.
This poem was written by a MARINE CORPS Officer (ANON)
THE BATTLING BOYS OF BENGHAZI
We're the battling boys of Benghazi
No fame, no glory, no paparazzi.
Just a fiery death in a blazing hell
Defending our country we loved so well.
It wasn't our job, but we answered the call,
fought to the Consulate and scaled the wall.
We pulled twenty Countrymen from the jaws of fate
Led them to safety, and stood at the gate.
Just the two of us, and foes by the score,
But we stood fast to bar the door.
Three calls for reinforcement, but all were denied,
So we fought, and we fought, and we fought 'til we died.
We gave our all for our Uncle Sam,
But Barack Obama didn't give a damn.
Just two dead seals who carried the load?
No thanks to us.........we were just "Bumps In The Road".
So will this reach every American with a computer? Or do we act like the press and give a pass to the incompetent people who literally sat there in the White House and watched the Seal's execution on live streaming video and did absolutely nothing? The Obama Administration obviously won't be held accountable because we apparently accept Hilary Clinton's statement, "What difference does it make?"
Black conservatives who refuse to be enslaved on the liberal plantation are always under attack by the free (huh) speech, open minded academic institutiions.
It is becoming commonplace for colleges and universities to persecute and marginalize conservatives - but the most recent example shows how outrageous the behavior of leftist colleges is becoming.
Rutgers University in New Jersey had invited former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to be their commencement speaker for the 2014 graduation ceremonies. Apparently, for the faculty at Rutgers, this is reason for protest.
The faculty at Rutgers has decided that Ms. Rice is not “qualified” to speak at the commencement of their students. They said she, “lacks “moral authority.” She fails to meet the standards of “exemplary citizenship” and she does not have what it takes to “inspire” graduating college seniors.”
This is what our liberal colleges have come to--where no one with conservative beliefs and values has a place among the halls of higher education.
Juan Williams from Fox News is noticing a trend out there –
“There is an added element at play here. There is a disgraceful double standard amongst liberals, particularly those in academia, in the hatred they direct at black conservatives.
We saw this last April when the conservative neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson was forced to step down as a Commencement Speaker for Johns Hopkins University (where he ably served as the head of pediatric neurosurgery).
Liberals on the Hopkins campus mobilized against Carson because he criticized President Obama’s health care reform law and said that he opposed gay marriage.
I am not a conservative but I have spoken out for years against the staggering amount blind hatred directed at black conservatives by liberals.
Liberals are shockingly quick to demean and dismiss brilliant black people like Rice, Carson, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), Professor Walter E. Williams and economist Thomas Sowell because they don’t fit into the role they have carved out for a black person in America.
Black Americans must be obedient liberals on all things or risk being called a race traitor or an Uncle Tom.”
It's good to see Juan Williams defending conservatives - but its meaningless until more liberals begin speaking out against the injustice that is bred by leftist intolerance.
you are trying to make him look bad
Not necessary...he is more than adequate doing that himself.
When a lib is backed into a corner, and all else fails....blame Bush.
Just more proof that
The problem is not the execution of the Obamacare tax, but instead failure of a faulty product.
Which focuses on American achievement and entrepreneurial accomplishment...i.e the success of capitalism. Seems it doesn't meet their communist model.
Big Chill: Arctic Cold Encases East, South in Ice
A "super cold" blast locked much of the country in ice Tuesday, stranding thousands of motorists, canceling some Mardi Gras festivities and collapsing the roof of a Kentucky store.
The latest arctic weather system to hit the winter-weary eastern U.S. set or tied record March lows in Baltimore, Scranton, Pa., Morgantown, W.Va., Zanesville, Ohio, and Flint, Mich. Thousands of motorists were stranded on Arkansas interstates and slept in their cars and trucks overnight.
The cold front extended from the Canadian border to southern Texas. Single-digit temperatures Tuesday made for a chilly morning commute: Baltimore, where the mercury rose to only 4 degrees early Tuesday, shattered a hundred-year record.
Accumulated ice and snow were believed to have collapsed the roof of a Dollar General store in Mayfield, Ky., on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. The roof — originally 9 feet high — fell 3 feet in some places when it gave way about 1:30 p.m. ET, City Planner Brad Rodgers said.
Six people were evacuated and there were no reports of injuries, but the store will likely have to be demolished,company officials told NBC station WPSD of Paducah.
Ice and accidents stalled traffic so badly on Interstates 55 and 40 in Arkansas that thousands of motorists slept in their cars overnight.
"People have been stopped over 14 hours without moving an inch on this treacherous highway," one of them, Sandy Shute, wrote in an email Tuesday to NBC station WMC of Memphis, Tenn. "People have run out of gas, my husband is trapped, very cold and he has no heat."
James Metzelaars told the station that he was among those forced to camp out overnight.
"I sat there for 3½ hours and traveled three miles," he said.
Drivers slid off the road on Highway 150 in Guilford County in central North Carolina, snarling traffic in both directions.
In Louisiana, Mardi Gras revelers woke up (or just kept partying) to ice and sleet Tuesday morning. Interstate 10 was closed for almost 60 miles for several hours between Lafayette and Lake Charles, and some Mardi Gras events were canceled in both cities.
All festivities went on, although with lower attendances and shortened parades, in New Orleans.
Ice cover on the Great Lakes reached 90.5 percent — the most in 19 years and the third-highest on record — according to the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory. With frigid temperatures persisting, the record of 95 percent could be surpassed before the spring thaw, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration said.
In southern Texas, more than 7,100 customers remained without power in the Houston area Tuesday afternoon, CenterPoint Energy reported.
"It's horrible," Peggy Perry of Buna told NBC station KBMT of Beaumont. "I can't believe it's been like this so many times. Our electricity is out, and it's been out since about 6:30 this morning."
The Kentucky Transportation Department, meanwhile, warned drivers that the majority of all roads in the state were covered with snow and ice.
The frigid storm from out West — which downed power lines and snarled Midwest travel earlier — was blamed for at least seven traffic-related deaths across an icy arc stretching from the Mississippi Valley up the Atlantic Coast.
The storm also hammered air traffic, with nearly 8,000 flights canceled or delayed Monday and 832 canceled along with 3,903 delayed Tuesday, according to the tracking site FlightAwareDOTcom
In Michigan, a Coast Guard cutter based in Detroit made its way to Lake St. Clair on Tuesday to rescue an injured dog that was stranded on the ice. The dog, which had severely injured its paws trying to dig a barrier in the ice, was airlifted to safety aboard the Bristol Bay and taken to a shelter for food and treatment, the Coast Guard said.
Sending in troops is waging war (which is what she said we would do)....sending in drones is waging war (which is what we are donig..
She's got more brains in her pinky, than all the brain dead libs on this board combined.