I love Roxeanne’s post on the Herman Cain story, first there is the lawyerly perspective:

From a legal perspective, this is absurd. As Erick Erickson points out, sexual harassment cases against a wealthy, high-profile man do not settle for five figures unless the claim is total b.s., and it’s easier to settle than to pay six figures to lawyers to fight it.

And then there is there is this:

I hate sexual harassment. I hate the creeps who have tried to wield their power over me to get me in bed, then trashed my reputation when I did not comply. But to wilt over “non-suggestive” remarks and demand thousands of dollars in a payout? Please, sweetie, grow a set – and don’t reach for your smelling salts when you hear that.

It would also be nice if femisogynists could decide if we are “just like men” and that it’s only the sexist patriarchy that thinks that we have delicate sensibilities, or if we are hothouse orchids in need of protection and huge sums of money when someone says something nasty to us. As of now, the schizophrenia on the issue is ridiculous.

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Next week’s lineup is up in the air, we will have Libertarian Leanings in the studio and Lisa Graas on the phone. More to come.

I have been going back and forth between Herman Cain and Rick Santorum in my mind for the last few weeks. If there is anything that is likely to push me over the edge in Favor of Herman Cain it’s this.

The sources — which include the recollections of close associates and other documentation — describe episodes that left the women upset and offended. These incidents include conversations allegedly filled with innuendo or personal questions of a sexually suggestive nature, taking place at hotels during conferences, at other officially sanctioned restaurant association events and at the association’s offices. There were also descriptions of physical gestures that were not overtly sexual but that made women who experienced or witnessed them uncomfortable and that they regarded as improper in a professional relationship.

Because there is nothing more worthy of a five-figure payout than “physical gestures that are not overtly sexual but that made women uncomfortable.”

Mind you this is from the same MSM that still embraces Bill Clinton, longs for his presidency and literally drools whenever he enters the room.

Stacy McCain (A Cain Backer) doesn’t buy it, My friend Barbara Espinosa ( A Perry person) runs with it. Instapundit has some excellent snark:

Well, the press didn’t spend much time looking into the past of the last black guy who looked like he might be President, so they’re putting a lot more effort into it this time. . . .

but it’s Dave Weigel who points out an ugly truth:

If this is the Cain strategy, it’s lacking for two reasons. One: It’s one thing for a movement hero or SCOTUS nominee to get in trouble, because everyone stands to lose if he’s taken down. Quite the opposite is true if a presidential candidate is in trouble — countless people stand to gain from the coming dogpile. Two: This isn’t a one-day story. Politico protected the names of the sources while leaving a Hansel and Gretel trail for others to follow.

Here is what I think:

1. Herman Cain is no fool, if there was some “there” there he would know the MSM would give him the full Clarence Thomas. That would have to be part of his decision-making process when deciding to run.

2. I’m reminded of a friend who ran a French restaurant with a large staircase. People where constantly suing until he finally decided to drop his insurance and let everyone know that if you sue and win, you own a French restaurant. The suits stopped. Apparently the National Restaurant Association has decided against that strategy.

3. If it turns out another campaign was pushing this story I don’t think the tea party right will forget or forgive this. There is an obvious suspect but because there is such an obvious suspect it’s not impossible that a different campaign pushed it to take out both Cain and the obvious suspect.

4. The first instinct of the establishment GOP to either be silent or defend Cain with faint praise. If there was ever something that the GOP can do to lose the tea party and guarantee a 3rd party movement that would be it. I will be watching this VERY closely. Watch Sarah Palin here, if she defends Cain then heads will explode everywhere.

5. It will be very interesting to see how black liberals play this, particularly on TV. There is no indication of the race of the accusers. I predict the race of the women involved will make a lot of difference on how this is played both in the black media and with the black population.

6. Since the media has been spending the last few weeks scoffing and laughing at Herman Cain I suspect they will spend the next few weeks pushing this big time. Considering what the grass roots right thinks of the media and their memory of Clarence Thomas I suspect this will solidify rather than harm his polling.

It is 4:31 A.M EST as I type this (I crashed really early last night) I predict Morning Joe to go long with this, I expect condemnation from Mika and the round table. I further predict they will totally missing the irony of their previous adulation of Bill Clinton and their reaction to this story.

If nothing else the press club appearance will not be dull.

The reactions around the sphere generally seem to depend on where you are on the tea party or on Cain.

I suspect Rush will say: “Liberals will always tell you who they fear.”

My advice on the matter, I’m with Grover Cleveland: “Tell the Truth.”

Update: I’m already seeing “Is Cain a pervert” spam on my YouTube videos.

Update 2: Irony overload on Morning Joe: Herman Cain not answering Politio’s question: Damning. Meanwhile Willie Geist asks Politico exactly what Herman Cain is accused of doing Politico answer: “We’re not going to get into the details of what happened.” Say WHAT?

Update3: My friend Lisa Graas completely misreads me

The suggestion seems to be that Rick Santorum is somehow responsible for these charges coming to light. Why else would he indicate a move away from Rick Santorum? He’s very strongly implying here that Rick Santorum is responsible.

First of all the temptation to go to Cain over this is not a reflection on Santorum who I like very much as a Candidate, (I must if he keeps flipping between my 1st or 2nd choice) but to spite a media that is going all in on this.

Second of all Rick Santorum would not in fact be the “obvious suspect” on this, both in terms of the tactic and in the ability to spread it. He doesn’t have the reach, the opposition research or the money to do this even if he had the inclination, which I don’t think he has.

I wonder who would?

Update 4: Roger Simon notes the media double standard and has the line of the day:

But never fear, when it comes to a black conservative, Politico is on the case. Never mind that what really happened is of course just as unknown to them as it is to us. That’s not the point. A man like Cain cannot be allowed in the White House. Why… why…. he might just…. harass an intern!


Update 5:

Hey you can trust us at Politico, we answer questions directly.

If you want to know what the story is here, this video is the story. Politico thinks they are Errol Flynn’s lawyer. UPDATE As Ed Morrissey put it: Frankly, that’s not going to cut it.

Red State also raises a great point:

Now Cain has this story drop at 8 PM on a Sunday night—whole cloth, with no evidence of investigation beyond calling the people named in the documents—a mere 12 hours before he’s supposed to have a full day of media availability in Washington, DC at the American Enterprise Institute and the National Press Club. I feel like I’ve seen this movie.

I think he is right, the press and Cain’s foes are now taking him seriously.

Update 6: Stacy is at the press club but Glenn Reynolds asks the single most relevant question of the day.

Would Jonathan Martin, Maggie Haberman, Anna Palmer and Kenneth Vogel have put their names on a similar piece, with no named sources, aimed at Barack Obama? Would Politico have run it?

Maybe John Edwards can answer that question.

Went to pick up the wife from work I had the final confirmation it’s a backwards world.

A good chuck of Fitchburg has power many of the street lights that were not functioning this morning are working now. Markets are open and the roads are in pretty good shape from the melting (did I mention the mayor is in a tough re-election fight and the election is in 9 days?). Since Tuesdays was already a “professional development day” the City decided not to take chances by calling off school around 5:12 p.m. this evening.

In Leominster it’s another story. Although the schools are also closed for tomorrow the similarities end. I went to drive my son to work at Marshalls around noon and there was almost n power anywhere, a gas station on the Fitchburg side of the line was swamped by cars in Leominster as is every Dunkin Donuts in sight. When I went to pick up my wife around 4 it was the same, no power and the nursing home still on generator.

Both cities have considerable tree damage, Warren is broken in three spots and the tree in the back yard is broken in 4. All around the roads there are branches everywhere but the one thing you ever when you drive though Fitchburg is lots of power, (we lost ours for about 2 hours) but haven’t seen any in the three sections of Leominster that I’ve been to although I called a friend in the southern part of town, he had power but his brother who lives down the street is out.

Tonight will be dropping below zero so tomorrow’s commute will be slippery and dangerous.

Why do I call it “backwards”? Because it’s usually Fitchburg that has the problems and Leominster that is doing OK. I don’t wish anything bad on Leominster (except on the football field) but it’s a nice change.

I suspect it will be several days at least before things get back to normal.

If you want to know what this blog is all about, Stacy McCain explains it to a T:

I’ve been there on that 0 when I’ve done something I’ve been proud of. Like a closer you just dust yourself off and carry on.

This was at the Maryland Conservative Action Network Turning the Tides conference that one of our guests from yesterday, Jimmie Bise was on his way to before he came on the air. That’s him sitting to Stacy’s right.

One of the side effects of being married to a nurse is that storm or no storm she is expected at work for 6:45.

Got up at 5 and decided that the best move would be to go out the front door, shovel to the street and use the street to access the driveway and dig out the cars from there (My property is in an L shape surrounding the house at the corner.

A good early morning's work

The first thing I noticed was my sign for Rosemary Reynolds was gone, buried or blown away who knows?

Political sign? What sign?

The sun was down and I couldn’t see much but by 6 a.m. the driveway was dug out so me and my neighbor could get out if needed. I drove to the front and picked up the wife and headed off.

My front tree

As soon as I left our neighborhood (and passed the 5th street diner still open as always during storms) we realized how lucky we were.

Same tree from street

Our neighborhood seems to be the only place in sight with power. It was pitch black. At the corner of John Fitch Highway and Summer street there was a large collection of trucks and plows congregated at the parking lot where Dutch Kitchen is located. During the drive to Keystone nursing center we observed trees bent and broken. it was reminiscent of the Ice storm 3 years ago as branches littered the side of all the roads.

a tree bends in Leominster

The wife’s nursing home was on generator and I was unable to enter the driveway, I dropped her off and took these pictures of the trip home, it was both beautiful and not a pretty sight.

Branches on the side of the road just like the ice storm

I tried to take some running video but there just wasn’t much light, here is what I managed

At the nursing home

On the Road

I set my camera on automatic double shot, opened my drivers window and let the camera take shots as there was no safe place to stop.

The snow is a griping snow

Although the roads were fairly empty driving still involved dodging branches in the road and it was time to put the camera away.

By the time I got back to the intersection at John Fitch all the collected trucks and plows were gone as I got to the 5th street diner I stopped in to check on Tina and Ed

Neither rain nor wind nor 14 inches of snow...

Their home in Lunenburg was without power and the drive in involved dodging wires. I talked to a city worker who had been out since 3:30 p.m. yesterday who stopped in for breakfast before going out again.

The biggest problem he said was the wires, they were not allowed to touch trees in contact with wires that had to wait for Unitel. The second problem was the surprising number of people on the road. He suspected he would easily be flat out for the rest of the day. With the number of downed wires and trees Unitel and the city has their work cut out for them.

A downed wire on Mavrick street

As the sun rose it was clear things were worse than I had first thought, a tree in my back yard had snapped and the back yard was both impassable and unsafe

snap goes the tree

View from the driveway

My backyard

From the back door

back yard from back deck

And the tree in the front that my wife named Warren (don’t ask me why) wasn’t doing so good either

Warron on the ground

I suspect the only reason it didn’t snap is my son and I shook some of the snow off last night

Either way as I still have power, the roads are possible and any damage is minimal I got off very light compared to almost everyone else.

There is also an interesting political angle, in 8 days there is an election for mayor, the challenger City Counselor Joe Solomito had been safely ahead but Mayor Lisa Wong on the basis of a strong performance in the final debate had closed the gap considerably. This storm and how it is handled, fairly or unfairly, could be the make or break point in the election. As Tip O’Neill always said, all politics is local, and that’s particularity if you are without power or with downed wires and trees blocking your way.

Update: Instalanche. Hope the increased traffic doesn’t tip it over the edge. Remember it hit 80 here just 3 weeks ago.

…or at least that is my assumption since there is so much snow on the ground:

It's a wet snow that sticks fast

The Bridge got covered pretty fast

5th street bridge Fitchburg

Vote for who for city council?

My wife’s decorative grass has done poorly

Please don't snow on the grass

As have my grape vines

No guard snake in sight

and here is my quick video of the area:

If there was ever a good time for Mitt to shift on Global Warming, this is it.

Update: Driving really bad, at Mass St. Anthony church lost power just before the 1st reading, finished the mass by candlelight, trees bending and plows out in force, several signs of sirens and ambulances all over. Don’t travel unless you absolutely have to.

Update: Instalanche and a post storm update in the AM

Comes from this youtube video via cnbc

Now this is clever and doesn’t present a health hazard, a smart protest. I don’t mind it one bit.

Of course the bank will pass on the costs this protest creates to their customers making higher prices for consumers and lower interest rates to customers and the whole “join a union” message is should actually say “send your job to india” because if the clerk who reads it followed that advice, that will be the result but of course if the occupy wall street useful idiots understood economics they would not be doing it.

And although it doesn’t solve any of the problems the occupy protesters are protesting about it does solve the public hygiene problem….

and the phony tent problem

and the internal violence problem

and the pimping teens problem

and the embezzling problem

and finally the public masturbation problem.

Now the Anchoress has a better solution but this is an acceptable 2nd best.

Have we got a lineup for you tomorrow on AM 830 WCRN’s DaTechGuy on DaRadio 10 a.m.

We will start with Jimmie Bise of the Sundries Shack with his advice for the Herman Cain campaign.

Then we follow up with Steve Eggleston of No Runny Eggs on Wisconsin recall fatigue

and we round it up with Bob Belvedere of Camp of the Saints on Everything from Elizabeth Warren to the Occupy Protests to the Obama economy.

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Update: Had a little debate with Gaberal Malor on DADT in twitter and figured why have the debate there when we can have it on the show?

I was going to do a post on these developments but Ace of Spades just pardon the pun ACED it.

Making this all the more interesting is the fact that the “In-Group” here — the OWS protesters — are largely white, while the Out-Group they seek to exclude are largely not.

At this pace, in a week they’ll have full-on Jim Crow Laws, and then begin making arguments that “these rules help both Those People and us too, because different socio-ethnic groups really shouldn’t mingle. That would produce a mongrelized, debased movement, after all.”

Speaking of Jim Crow it looks like selective law enforcement in the south is making a comeback:

Authorities began moving in a little after 3 a.m. using a newly enacted state policy that set a curfew for the grounds near the state Capitol, including Legislative Plaza where the protesters had been staying in tents. The state’s new rules specifically banned “overnight occupancy” at the public space and require permits and use fees for rallies.

But later in the morning, Jeff Blum of the Davidson County Sheriff‘s Office said the protesters were being released after a night court judge wouldn’t sign the warrants. He didn‘t elaborate on the judge’s refusal.

But Morning Joe insisted they were peaceful today!

via Stacy McCain who opines:

And death threats! Nothing says “peaceful civil disobedience” quite like a bunch of hippies threatening to kill each other over a PayPal account.

Paging Admiral Akbar

Update: Verum Serum about that Marine hero….

The media meme today is the economy is getting better and Obama’s numbers are improving and it doesn’t matter what is actually happening at Whirlpool:

Appliance maker Whirlpool Corp. said Friday it will cut 5,000 jobs, about 10 percent of its workforce in North America and Europe, as it faces soft demand and higher costs for materials.

But…but the numbers look at the numbers

Whirlpool also cut its 2011 earnings outlook drastically and reported third-quarter results that missed expectations, hurt by higher costs and a slowdown in emerging markets.

The company, whose brands include Maytag and KitchenAid, has been squeezed by soft demand since the recession and rising costs for materials such as steel and copper. The company has raised prices to combat higher costs, but demand for big-ticket items like refrigerators and washing machines remains tight.

Not those numbers the stock market’s from yesterday. The new GDP numbers, that’s the story we want to report.

that tells you that no matter what Morning Joe and MSNBC says, this thing is toxic.

All it took was one ad.

and she went running

Elizabeth Warren responds to Occupy comments: MyFoxBOSTON.com

Gee I wonder if backing an accused Al Qaeda terrorist in Boston has something to do with it?

Strangely enough Morning Joe that is obsessed with Former Obama Administration Official Elizabeth Warren AND the Occupy Everywhere protest didn’t lead with this today. I wonder why?

If anyone things that Fox interview means she will not have to answer that question again and again next year, think again.

This morning I drove down to Boston to check out the protests at the opening of the Tarek Mehanna trial as I heard there were going to be competing protests concerning it.

I left the house at 7 a.m. but thanks to rush hour traffic in the pouring rain and a slow T, arrived at the courthouse in Boston at about 9:45.

Courthouse in the rain

The MSM was well represented in the streets for the trial:

With the wet and the cold and the rain there were only a few protesters outside.

I took a shot of a woman and asked if she could tell me why she supported Tarek. She was unwilling to answer the question and simply referred me to their web site.

A woman of few if any words

I asked others but none of them were willing to articulate a reason for their support all they continued to do was mention their web site. This is in stark contract to Tea Party members who are rarely shy about saying what they think to people who ask.

I spoke to the police and outside security, they were very friendly and cooperative. They told me there had been a counter protest here briefly but they didn’t stay long. The Free Tarek crowd had been here regularly and had generally not given any grief.

A thankless job on a cold wet day

I don’t think these guys get enough credit, after all if someone decided they wanted to go Boom it is these guys who would get it first saving everyone else.

Inside the courthouse I was informed by some of the press crews on the scene that a group of about 30 from the “occupy movement” were hanging at the US attorney’s area and joined the Free Tarek crowd inside the packed courtroom. Considering the rain and wet it sure makes a lot more sense to occupy a heated building than a tent on the common. At the time I left there were no reported incidents of arrests or disruptions.

Interesting enough before I left I heard MSNBC continue to lionize the occupy movement but somehow their public support for a person accused of aiding Al Qaeda still wasn’t newsworthy.

As I had missed the counter protests I gave a call to one of the people involved in them, it turned out I had only missed them by a few minutes and one of their leaders was still in the area. I told him if he could get him down here I’d be happy to talk to him. Within 10 minutes Charlie Jacobs from Americans for Peace and Tolerance came by and unlike the pro-Tarek people was much more inclined to talk.

Quick note, right in the middle of the interview my Batteries died so I had to start over, I’ll upload the truncated interview later so you can see it uncut.

At this point I considered going into the building proper but when I discovered I’d have to check both my camera and cell phone I figured I’d call it a day.

Back in Feb 2010 I said this concerning during the debate on DADT:

My opinion on “Don’t ask, don’t tell” is a variation of Lincoln statement on slavery.

Our goal should be having the strongest most efficient military in the world. We need a military strong enough to reassure our friends and to give our foes pause. I am in favor of anything that supports that goal.

If we can meet this goal by officially allowing homosexuals to serve in the military openly, I would support it.

If we can do it by banning homosexuals from military service openly I would support it.

And if we could do it allowing homosexuals to serve openly in some capacity but not in others I would support that too.

Well now apparently we know the answer to this, repeal of DADT equals lawsuits and a backdoor attempt to federalize gay marriage through the military:

A group of married gay current and former military personnel sued the federal government on Thursday, seeking equal recognition, benefits and the same support as married heterosexual couples who serve in the military.

The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Boston says the government’s Defense of Marriage Act violates their constitutional rights and asks the military to recognize their legal marriages.

“This case is about one thing, plain and simple,” said Aubrey Sarvis, executive director of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, which filed the suit. “It’s about justice for gay and lesbian service members and their families in our armed forces rendering the same military service, making the same sacrifices, and taking the same risks to keep our nation secure at home and abroad.”

This crosses a line for me. I am now officially in favor of re-instating DADT with the proviso that any soldier who publicly came out to the military while the policy was suspended could not be discharged under it since they were following the current rules at the time.

This military does not exist to advance your social agenda, if that is all it means to you then don’t join.

‘We have tried war – but the use of purely economic power is far more effective.’

The Collector to the 4th Doctor Dr. Who the Sunmakers


One of the things I’ve always thought about the EU was the irony of a power structure with the French and Germans running Europe via the European Union with Brussels as a base rather than a mutual invasion route.

Since the 1600’s The French have had ambitions of unifying Europe under their flag with its most promising attempt being the Napoleonic Era, and with the first two World War’s still in living memory one does not have to imagine the attempts of Germany to be Uber Allas throughout the European continent.

Having failed to achieve such control using war Germany and France in an unlikely collaboration achieved it through Economics via the EU. State after state gave up their Economy and their currency to these powers as their favored elites were wined and feted and rewarded with high paying high prestige positions making their lives comfortable as they supported the powers that be. It’s was a return to feudalism with the bureaucrats as the Lords.

Europeans who had suffered grievously under the brutality of Nazism in their lifetime and the history of various conquering armies marching through on a regular basis for centuries bought a bill of goods and who can blame them, after all, the chains were unseen, there were no death camps, the lack of war made it almost painless and the US military was (and is ) there to make sure it stayed that way. So as long as the checks kept coming, who cared?

Now however attrition which brought down Germany in the 1st World War is striking again, but instead of a problem with basic necessities keeping a people fed it is the problem of financing the sloth of other people who don’t realize they’ve been “conquered”.

Germany has had enough to the point where the PM is saying things aloud that we haven’t heard in generations:

In a dark blue jacket reflecting the mood in and about the eurozone, Merkel abandoned her usual cautious rhetoric warned outright of a war.

“Nobody should take for granted another 50 years of peace and prosperity in Europe. They are not for granted. That’s why I say: If the euro fails, Europe fails,” Merkel said, followed by a long applause from all political groups.

Alas poor Germany threats like this aren’t what they used to be. It’s true your army is impressive compared to others Europeans but that’s only because their army’s have become not so much army but civil service jobs.

As for your people, they are unwilling to face radical Islam within their own borders, that being the case it’s unlikely they are willing to adventure beyond them. Particularly since their birthrates are so low they can’t replace the people they have now, let alone those who would be lost in a war.

And of course there is the presence of the US Army, an actual real fighting army which would not allow any kind of military “adventure” of the sort, even if the Germans or French were so inclined.

As Glenn notes it sounds familiar. 75 or 100 years ago such words from a German PM would shake a continent, now they are, even to those old enough to remember the last great European war, a source of laughter, empty words from an empty power.

Funny how history works out isn’t it?

I was on a conference call with Rep Paul Ryan this afternoon a follow-up to his speech. He talked about the change of direction in the administration’s message from one of hope and optimism to one of fear.

He fretted that an attempt to encourage class warfare and resentment will hurt the country as badly as the actual policies of the administration. He stressed the idea of upward mobility as the goal, her referred to different growth rates as something that simply fuels agendas.

He stressed that “…conservatives can’t be afraid to take on this divisive rhetoric or the policies that derive from it.”

He took questions after his initial statement. I asked him about the Occupy moment if it was an expression of the president’s policies and will it blow up in their faces?

He answered that like the movement he was upset about concentration of wealth in two big to fail bangs and suggested the protesters show like him be upset and opposing Dodd Frank. He noted the big difference between this movement and the tea party, is you didn’t see arrests, tear gas and mess with the tea party protests, one was peaceful and controlled, while the other (occupy moment) doesn’t have those characteristics.

Ed Morrissey has a complete rundown of the questions asked.

Bottom line, we have to have the courage as a nation to fight for a that better future and defend our ideas.

Good advice.

Update here is the base speech via Heritage:

Today on Hank Stolz show on WCRN took note of Former Obama Administration Official Elizabeth Warren’s proud declaration to be the intellectual force behind occupy everywhere.

As trouble becomes so apparent that even the press can’t ignore it, these words are likely going to bite come next year.

Elizabeth Warren said the Occupy Wall Street protests that have spread across the country are built on her ideas.

“I created much of the intellectual foundation for what they do,” the Massachusetts Senate candidate told The Daily Beast. “I support what they do.”

Tina Kobie says this:

Republicans have already begun to point out that, by tying herself to the Occupy Wall Street protests, Warren risks backlash from ordinary voters who decry the impolite manners and more extreme tactics of the protesters. But, so far, voters haven’t yet begun to disapprove of the movement so wholeheartedly as one might think.

That’s because the media have done their best to ignore unfavorable coverage of the occupy movement but have no fear, between being a Former Obama Administration official, you know the guy no democrat running for election wants to hang with, and claiming intellectual ownership of stuff like this this this this this and this (and that’s not the half of it) we have an incredible collection of material for Warren to own.

I’m quaking in my boots.

And do not doubt that ALL of this and more of the stuff that MSNBC ignores will be appearing in a GOP or a PAC commercial near you in 2012.

Update: Oh if you are a democrat, please ignore this and feel free to jump on board this sinking ship.

Update 2: Weigel cries dogpile

Patrick isn’t “backhanding” her. He’s bailing her out by refusing to connect her directly to the movement with jokes, then basically agreeing with her critique of the economic scene.

Sorry Dave she endorsed them, she owns them, but it’s interesting how suddenly the left is cautious about the connection. Have the bells started to right upstairs?

A web ad with someone smoking in it?

Or Herman Cain doing an ad buy on Rush Limbaugh giving him a national reach on a show that easily outdraws MSNBC particularly among the people actually voting in republican primaries?

Morning Joe has done two days on the former and only mentioned the latter in passing.

Like Rush and I have said, the left will always tell you who they fear, it’s VITAL that they do not make the Limbaugh connection because that will have a huge effect on polls nationwide.

If MSNBC and Jon Stewart etc want to pretend that a guy smoking is more important than Herman Cain Smokin that’s their call.

If liberal republicans who have asked conservatives over and over to settle want to buy what the left sells, then let them if it makes them feel better.

Let our friends on the left have their delusions. They have so little time.

He expects a bump from appearing on Colbert?

On Monday, the former governor swapped out the New Hampshire house party circuit for Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” in an effort to obtain the popularity propellant that is “The Colbert bump.”

“I like you,” host Stephen Colbert said to Huntsman. “I like the cut of your jib. I don’t know what a jib is but I like the way you cut it.”

“In recent polls you are at two percent. Are you ready for the Colbert bump?” Colbert asked.

“I am so ready for the Colbert bump,” Huntsman answered.

Memo to ABC and the Colbert Campaign, Colbert is not even a pretend republican. His whole shtick is being what liberals think republicans and conservatives are.

As I’ve said before, Jon Huntsman is running to be the goto republican on ABCCBSNBCCNNMSNBC to critique the GOP after 2012.

Today the Boston Herald talks about how well Mitt Romney is doing:

Conservative resistance to Republican Mitt Romney appears to be giving way as a top rival indicated he would endorse the former Bay State governor if he wins the GOP nod — and others on the right embraced the idea he would mount the strongest challenge to President Obama.

The “You must nominate Mitt” or “Romney is a fait accompli” theme is all over:

The Christian Science Monitor:

It’s looking more and more like Mitt Romney has the Republican presidential nomination in the bag.

The Charlotte Observer & Philadelphia Enquirer

Memo to Republicans: If you don’t nominate Mitt Romney, you’re nuts.

and the Venerable Krauthammer:

…it’s Romney’s race to lose.

And even some conservatives are already writing obits for the Cain Campaign.

Unfortunately for all these purveyors of conventional wisdom there is still the matter of the voters and the latest CBS poll suggests they think differently:

Businessman Herman Cain is now atop the field of Republican White House hopefuls, squeaking past former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the latest CBS News/New York Times poll.

Cain garnered 25 percent support of Republican primary voters in the poll released Tuesday, compared to Romney’s 21 percent.

The most important bit of the poll is this one: (emphasis mine)

The poll was conducted Oct 19-24 among 1,650 adults. 1,475 interviews were conducted among registered voters and 455 voters who said they plan to vote in a Republican primary..

In other words this poll took place AFTER Cain’s gaffes and during the time the MSM has been pummeling him without mercy. Meanwhile even with the aura of inevitability and an endorsement from Chris Christie Mitt Romney numbers maintain their Ron Paul quality a steady lock on a quarter of the electorate but nothing more, the only difference is the level.

If that is what you have after running for president for 4 years and being on top of the money train I’d be a tad worried wouldn’t you?

I think there are those in the GOP and on the left really afraid of Cain. Not because of what he might do, but because of what he’s already done.

He’s already moved the debate where the Tea Party wants it to be, if he can move the message in Washington away from the spending and rules that K-Street are paying for then he will be target #1 for both democrats and the establishment.

I’m sure that Cain will settle a little as each campaign makes its push but I suspect we will not see him dropping to where Rick Perry is. The real threat to Cain would be a Santorum or a Gingrich surge as they draw from the same pool.

The media will always tell you who they fear, and from what I’m seeing here, they don’t fear Mitt Romney, they do fear Herman Cain.

Update: Stacy McCain notices

An awful lot of the power of any authoritarian comes from the general belief that said power exists. When they falter, the pronouncements continue but become a source of comedy rather than fear, the most famous example being Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf better known as Baghdad Bob.

In the same way we are seeing the demise of the MSM and their agenda. During the first two years of the Obama Administration the MSM insisted in a Kevin Bacon manner that good times and recovery were just around the corner and the Tea Party was a passing fad:

Even as we got closer and closer to election day 2010 and any unbiased examination of the fact suggested otherwise, the pronouncements of the media that the Tea Party was ineffective and the democratic majority was secure continued. As facts continued to overtake the they instead focused their hype on all the various left-wing marches culminating in Jon Stewart’s event with Huffington paying for the buses. The media promoted it as a game changer.

It was only when Stewart’s event proved ineffective (and even worse not funny) that the media, a day before the election, conceded that democrats were in danger.

One the election was safely over it took less than a month for the MSM’s Baghdad Bob Game to resume. My favorite example being the claim that because of a single poll a 63 seat mandate was not really a mandate.

The problem with pushing non-reality is that eventually reality catches up. Gaddafi, for example continued to give pronouncements that he would prevail right up until he finally attempted to flee in his convoy.

Lately the MSM is all about republican divisions and disagreements, yet even as the media pushes the meme of a GOP in trouble we are still seeing stories like this:

In trips to Michigan, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania — all states that he carried in 2008 — members of Congress were notably missing from the president’s side. Though none came out and said they were deliberately avoiding him, they didn’t have to: Dodging a presidential candidate who’s riding low in the polls is a time-honored political practice.

The last three elections — the Sept. 13 House special elections in New York and Nevada and the Oct. 4 West Virginia special governor’s election — haven’t done much to inspire confidence about Obama’s ability to help the entire ticket: the president was unquestionably an anchor on the Democratic nominees in each race.

And this has been going on for months, MONTHS!

The bottom line? The Media can make the case all they want about Obama’s strength or GOP weakness but the bottom line is the people who actually have skin in the game refuse to play along. Their own retention of power demands that they make decisions based on actual events instead of propaganda, particularly faltering organs such as the MSM. They can play the Herman Cain Abortion card, the Rick Santorum and gays card, the Newt Gingrich and marriage card, the Rick Perry and birther card and even the Mitt Romney as a GOP Dukakis bit all they want but it doesn’t matter. As Dana Loesch put it on CNN:

“I would rather be the GOP’s Dukakis than the Democrats Obama”

This is the reality of election 2012. No amount of spin from a media with a shrinking core demographic or “conventional wisdom” will change the fact that this president and the left is heading for an electoral abyss.

I predict that you will see democrats (with the exception of the most secure) continue to run from him like the plague.

So at the risk of being redundant I say one more time:

Ride Right Through them They’re Demoralized as hell!

and stop worrying about the left and their allies in the MSM. Take this quote from General Grant to heart

“Oh, I am heartily tired of hearing about what Lee is going to do. Some of you always seem to think he is suddenly going to turn a double somersault, and land in our rear and on both of our flanks at the same time. Go back to your command, and try to think what are we going to do ourselves, instead of what Lee is going to do.”

Right now they are MUCH more afraid of us than we are of them, lets keep it that way.

On my way home from my door to door stuff I remembered that we needed bread and hamburg buns, since my last stop of the day was next to a thrift store I stopped in.

One of the best measures of how an economy is how thrift stores are doing. How many people are willing to settle for day old bread, devil dogs at a discounted price in order to save on the basics.

I spoke to the clerk who has been in charge of the place for years. In conversations last year he talked of how sales were up tremendously when I asked today if there was any change, he answered to the contrary sales continued to rise through the roof.

The MSM can report what it wants but as the clerk told me this afternoon. He will know when the economy has recovered: “…as soon as my sales go down.”

Dana Loesch on CNN 10:30 A.M. today. It is the line of the year.

or to put it another way

Ride Right Through them They’re Demoralized as hell!

Both of those statements need to be repeated whenever possible.

Update: That BTW is in answer to this

Update 2: Let me make this clear, I think Romney is the GOP candidate that has the best chance of being defeated by Obama, even so even if Mitt won’t beat Obama the way New Orleans spanked the Colts yesterday he will still make him a one term president.

You haven’t seen former Louisiana Governor and presidential candidate Buddy Roemer in the debates but if you want to hear him make his case check out last Saturday’s DaTechGuy on DaRadio here.

Make sure you catch DaTechGuy on DaRadio every Saturday morning at 10 a.m EST.

I find this story particularly Ironic….:

The dean said it had been made after discussions by the cathedral chapter, its governing body. He said that as the camp had grown it posed a risk of fire and harm to thousands of tourists and worshippers who visit Sir Christopher Wren’s 17th century masterpiece every day.

“The decision to close St Paul’s Cathedral is unprecedented in modern times,” Mr Knowles told a press conference. “We have done this with a very heavy heart, but it is simply not possible to fulfil our day-to-day obligations to worshippers, visitors and pilgrims.”

The last time St Paul’s closed for a significant period was for four days in September 1940 when an unexploded bomb was found near the south-west tower

…considering the support of the American Nazi Party for the occupy protests.

Think of it. 70 years ago the Nazis force the closure of St. Paul’s in London and today their supporters manage to do it again, but to be fair, as Powerline notes, St. Paul’s naiveté had a lot to do with it.

Der Fuhrer would be so proud.

…from the first congressman outside Illinois to endorse Barack Obama (emphasis mine):

Voting the names of the dead, and the nonexistent, and the too-mentally-impaired to function, cancels out the votes of citizens who are exercising their rights — that’s suppression by any light. If you doubt it exists, I don’t; I’ve heard the peddlers of these ballots brag about it, I’ve been asked to provide the funds for it, and I am confident it has changed at least a few close local election results.

In other words a former Democratic congressman is publicly declaring that he was not only personally of those who committed voter fraud, but was directly asked to participate and fund it.

Via Glenn. Breitbart is going to have a field day with this and I’m sure a republican congress will not ignore it.

Over to you Media Matters. (I suggest a liberal use of the word “disgruntled”)

Hogan: Hey Col Klink this is German Instrument Panel it’s an unfair test, naturally the German pilots are going to look better

Col Klink: Naturally.

Col Hogan: You mean?

Col Klink: The aim of a research project my dear Hogan is not to discover new facts. We already KNOW the Luftwaffe personal are superior. Here we are merely furnishing scientific proof.

Hogan’s Heroes 1966: Hogan gives a Birthday Party

Don Surber uses this new invention called the “internet” to fact check The Washington Post’s story on a Global Warming “skeptic” turned believer and…

The first rule of journalism is “If your mother says she loves you, check it out.” Brad Plumer of the Washington Post overlooked that rule in reporting that an alleged global warming skeptic is now a convert — because the “skeptic” in question — physicist Richard Muller of Berkeley — embraced the theory of man-made global warming 30 years ago. An online search easily disproved his claim of skepticism. He co-authored a book, “Physics For Future Presidents,” that explained climate change among other things.

Don Don Don that may be the first rule of Journalism where YOU where taught but at the Wilhelm Klink school of journalism where Mr. Plumer studies we have a different mission statement:

My dear Mr. Surber the aim of a Newspaper article is not to discover new facts. We already KNOW that Global Warming exists. Here we are merely furnishing argumentative proof.

Via Glenn who snarks about real newspapermen.

This has been a bad week for the Washington Post, first their Rubio hit is counted by the Miami Herald and now their converted Climate Skeptic is revealed as anything but. Expect a lot more of this as the liberal left/media get closer to election 2012 and more desperate.

The actual Hogan clip is here, the exchange starts at 6:48

If you want to know why the MSM hates the internet and conservative bloggers this is it, we play Kinchloe to their Schultz(see clip at 7:27).

Update: Scrub rinse and hope nobody notices.

…because they messed with my friend:

I was scheduled to speak Tuesday evening for the Sugar Land Tea Party at the Hyatt Place Houston/Sugar Land. But Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) thugs intimidated the hotel where the event was scheduled to take place into canceling the event altogether. Giving Tea Party organizers little time to find a new venue, the Hyatt Place in Sugar Land caved to Islamic pressure and agreed to enforce the blasphemy law under the Shariah.

The cowards and dhimmis at Hyatt Place Houston/Sugar Land received a couple of threatening calls, and they surrendered to Islamic supremacists without even firing a shot. Hyatt spokesman Jamie Zimmerman said: “Hyatt Place Houston/Sugar Land respects the various opinions expressed by our guests and visitors. In this particular situation, the changing security needs required for the safety of our guests and others on the hotel property and to avoid business disruption prompted us to ask the organizers to move it to an alternate location. We are pleased that the organizers were able to identify a venue better equipped to provide services to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone involved with the event.”

But the Hyatt doesn’t really respect “various opinions” at all. Mind you, where does Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stay and entertain his murderous comrades when he comes to New York? The Hyatt. And remember also that billionaire Penny Pritzker owns the Hyatt, and was also the national finance chair for Barack Obama when he ran for president in 2008.

More details here:

Let me make an open invite to Pam: any open time on my show that you want is yours!

Because What’s life without a bit of fun?

zombie alert 1 fin a

and today’s update

Zombie Alert 2 fin (1)

Remember when confronted by a Zombie don’t hesitate to give him or her conservative literature on your favorite candidate, remember in most democratic controlled areas the dead DO vote, just make sure you have no pictures of the candidate because if they look too appealing he or she might be eaten instead.

Here is a snippit:

A lot of this really has to do with how language is used. When looking online for related stories I noticed the NARAL “Blog for choice”.

What “Choice”? Your favorite restaurant, a brand of gasoline, the perfect mate?

If you have a website and an organization dedicated to defending something and you are not willing to actually SAY what you’re defending, it’s likely not worth defending.

Another great example, Have you the left no longer says “gay marriage” and now says “marriage equality”. Equality for who, polygamists?

One last oddity; Liberty defender tweets last year 4,153,237 people got married, shouldn’t that be an even number? Is that an example of Marriage “in-equality”?

You can find Under the Fedora at The Conservatory and at the Minority Report. If you’d like to see it run in your local paper drop them a line and tell them you want Under the Fedora.

Today on DaTechGuy on DaRadio we have presidential candidate Buddy Roemer.

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The 2nd hour we will talk about the president’s love of Finland, Brigitte Gabriel and the attempt to repeal RomneyCare.

And don’t forget Nov 19th is our one year anniversary Salon at the Border Grille and Bar on Mill Street in Leominster 1 p.m. Come on down and we’ll talk politics and more.

Update: I can guarantee you that I am going to have something to say about the Hyatt Place Sugar City Texas cancelling my friend Pam Geller and the tea party when the Hyatt had no problem hosting Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in NY.

…and to nobody’s surprise no police cards were defecated on.

American Coptics braved the rain in the nation’s capital Wednesday, demanding an investigation into recent violence that left 27 Christians in Egypt dead.

Demonstrators argued that by giving money to Egypt, America is at least partially responsible for the deaths of Christians in Cairo.

The Oct. 9, 2011 violence marked a bloody end to a peaceful demonstration. In addition to those killed, 300 others were injured.

Witnesses said the deaths came after snipers opened fire on protestors and Egyptian army tanks crushed the Christians.

American Coptics want those responsible for the killings to face international justice.

Strangely enough there seems to be no sign of the MSM embracing this protest. I’m confused, you have people of Egyptian and middle east origin marching to protect freedom of speech and religion in Egypt. I thought the MSM loved that cause?

Maybe if they started some drum circles…..

Barack Obama gets his Monty Python on:

With the approval of the Obama administration, an electric car company that received a $529 million federal government loan guarantee is assembling its first line of cars in Finland, saying it could not find a facility in the United States capable of doing the work.

As Hotair points out that’s a hell of a commute but why quibble over that when you can reward your friends:

Al Gore is on the list of customers waiting to receive their Fisker Karmas, having put in his order before the DOE signed off on the company’s half-billion dollar loan. Oh, and by the way, it just so happens that several major investors in the company are also major donors to the Democratic Party. And here’s information on John Doerr, an advisor to President Obama who is also a major investor in Fisker Automotive. Can you say, “crony capitalism?”

Hey President Obama if you wanted to employ Finns you should have had the car built here in Fitchburg. We have so many Finns we have a Finnish consulate.

Can someone explain why any Republican is worried about the 2012 election again?

Just a few video reminders to go along with this post by Powerline and Instapundit:

DC Mall after Tea party 9/12/2010

DC WW 2 vets memorial after One Nation:

And lets not forget Tea Party members cleaning up after Union protesters in Boston.

And compared to the occupy people, these guys are Felix Unger.

Perhaps the “Occupy” Protesters need to hire the Tea Party to pick up after them.

Thus always is the difference between children and adults.

Update: Well at least the occupy folks have North Korea on board. Seriously the Onion couldn’t’ make this up.

What a difference a few shots makes.

The old conventional wisdom from the left and the White House is that the Libyan mission was done primarily by Libyans with help from Nato, that few US troops and treasure was being used and that American was not really involved in the war.

Now that Gaddafi is dead the Libyan mission is suddenly a wholly owned production of Barack Obama inc and if you don’t believe or proclaim that you are just a Republican who has non shame.

I gave the following advice to the GOP when this news came out yesterday and it’s still correct today:

And believe me they will.

I think you have to give the administration credit here, there are things they could have done better than might have won the war in the first week with less casualties, but in the end the attrition method worked pretty well.

Let’s hope what follows works out.

Is there anyone not surprised this came before the end of the day:

Yesterday in an interview with Piers Morgan on CNN, I was asked questions about abortion policy and the role of the President.

I understood the thrust of the question to ask whether that I, as president, would simply “order” people to not seek an abortion. My answer was focused on the role of the President. The President has no constitutional authority to order any such action by anyone. That was the point I was trying to convey.

As to my political policy view on abortion, I am 100% pro-life. End of story.

I will appoint judges who understand the original intent of the Constitution. Judges who are committed to the rule of law know that the Constitution contains no right to take the life of unborn children.

I will oppose government funding of abortion. I will veto any legislation that contains funds for Planned Parenthood. I will do everything that a President can do, consistent with his constitutional role, to advance the culture of life.

It’s a good statement but it should not have been necessary.

I like Herman Cain, both personally and as a candidate so let me say this:

Please read Jimmie Bise’s advice and take it.

In fact although I could use the job more, I’d suggest hiring him.

…particularly after this interview by Herman Cain:

No, it comes down to is, it’s not the government’s role — or anybody else’s role — to make that decision. Secondly, if you look at the statistical incidents, you’re not talking about that that big a number. So what I’m saying is, it ultimately gets down to a choice that family or that mother has to make. Not me as president. Not some politician. Not a bureaucrat. It gets down to that family. And whatever they decide, they decide. I shouldn’t try to tell them what decision to make for such a sensitive decision.

Yeah, it’s not the government job to tell a family if they should hold slaves kill their children have an abortion.

Does that mean he would appoint Judges who would protect abortion? If so, cripes I can get that from Mitt Romney.

Now that won’t hurt him with the tea party since it is a fiscal rather than a social movement (no matter what the left says) but for Catholics like me who first came to the GOP over social issues, Abortion is a sine-non-qua.

I am still undecided, I like Herman Cain and I think 9-9-9 is a great idea, but this interview has definitely dropped Herman Cain behind Rick Santorum on the list of candidates I support.

Let me give some unsolicited advice to the campaign: Take a day off and sit down with your people and clearly delineate your positions, because I’m telling you tweaking to make liberals on CNN like you doesn’t fly.

Now Rick Santorum, you don’t get equivocation like that, that’s the difference between an experienced pol and an inexperienced one.

Here is the Cain video:

Update: Forgot the block quote, but saw this at life news, saw this coming a mile away:

Former Senator Rick Santorum responded to Cain’s remarks by issuing a statement saying Cain is not fully pro-life:

“Herman Cain said that he believes life begins at conception, but that it’s up to the individual to decide whether or not to terminate that life. And I find it gravely troubling that Herman believes it’s a life, but that he doesn’t consider it a life worth fighting for. As the author of the partial birth abortion ban and other pro-life pieces of legislation, this is the exact mentality myself and other true pro-life advocates fought against. In fact, Herman’s pro-choice position is similar to those held by John Kerry, Barack Obama and many others on the liberal left. No, Herman, it is not ‘whatever they decide,’this is an innocent human life. It is unconscionable for Herman to run for the nomination of the Party that stands in defense of Life while showing disregard for the sanctity of Life. You cannot be both personally against abortion while condoning it – you can’t have it both ways. We must defend the defenseless, period.”

Mitt Romney and the establishment GOP are fist pumping right now.

Update 2: I like Jimmie Bise a lot, and reading this post its almost as if we have only one mind between us:

Chiefly, you must remember that those journalists are not your friends. Even if they are not openly hostile to you, they want their interview with you to make big news. They hope to get their name in the headlines on Wednesday because of their interview with you on Sunday. You are no longer an interesting businessman or a talk show host but the man who wants to dethrone their beloved Barack Obama. They will not play fair. They will line up a series of “gotcha” questions to trap you. Don’t give them a chance and for goodness sake, don’t trap yourself. Like I said, that will be hard for you because you’ve built a reputation as a straight-shooter, but it’s a skill you’re going to have to learn fast.

I had actually started an “Open Letter” post but this really said it perfectly. And that’s a bit of advice EVERY GOP candidate should follow. The second piece of advice is more specific to Herman Cain:

That brings me to my second point. You need a solid inner circle. They don’t have to be famous. They don’t have to be political. They do have to be smart and willing to tell you things you may not want to hear. And you have to trust them implicitly. They will be the ones who prepare your for interviews by playing Devil’s Advocate with you.

His last problem is not getting blindsided, campaigns are very busy, and you need an update every morning, as Jimmy suggests:

This is where your inner circle can help you immensely. Just spend some time during the day in conversation with them about the news. You don’t have to drill deeply into the issues; table talk along will help give you the basic information you need. Put some of the topics for upcoming interviews on the table and kick them around over dinner. Those talks will help you more than you think, and they’ll help you relax a bit, too.

Read it all, it’s perfect.

Andrew Breitbart reports on another example of the occupy movement that will for some reason never make it to the MSM:

Our source, who is fearful of reprisal and has requested anonymity, says that KGO-TV’s Amy Hollyfield was accosted by a man who threatened her and used a racial slur:

“We shoot white bitches like you around here.”

According to our source, the Oakland Police Department was apparently called to the scene. Inquiries to the police, and to Hollyfield, which began at roughly 8 a.m. Pacific time yesterday, are still unanswered today.

Hmmm Oakland reporters life threatened, I would think that would be news, wouldn’t you?

Here is Ms. Hollyfield’s report from this morning, in which she mentions threats to KGO’s cameras, but not the alleged threat to her life.

Well even if one station isn’t reporting it I’m sure one of the other ones will:

That report was filed from roughly the same place, and at roughly the same time, as Ms. Hollyfield’s. According to our source, the other local stations are aware of the threat made against Ms. Hollyfield, but nothing has been reported about the incident as of yet.

Yeah nothing to see here, I’m sure the press would be all over it otherwise, oh wait…

A participant in the protest–who urged his Twitter followers to “punch a banker in the face” and called for the military to join the demonstrators–confirmed that the media had been banned from the Occupy Oakland site, but denied that the protest camp was unsafe.

Yup safe as it can be per the Oakland Tribune:

A restive calm resumed until about 3 a.m. the next morning when the man, who was upset that one of his co-workers in the kitchen had received two pieces of chicken instead of the allotted one, went on the rampage again. He knocked over several tables, then picked up a fork and brandished it threateningly against three women.

That’s when people started discussing other options. Should they call the police? Should they subdue the man on their own? Opinions were divided. “We do everything by consensus in here, and consensus is a difficult process,” Hughes said. “But eventually people talked and came to an agreement that we were going to kick him out.”

Yeah that’s what you do, why call the police when you can have a vote?

But that wasn’t the end of it. The man kept yelling. He nearly attacked Hughes again. Then he took a piece of tape and placed it across his own mouth. He left, but later that night he returned. He went to several tents, including the collective food tent, and started throwing things around. It was only when someone picked up a piece of wood and cracked him across the head that the ordeal ended.

Via Verum Serum who calls it a moment of realization.

You know I’m racking my brains and I can’t remember anything like this happening at the tea party rallies.

On Tuesday at game night I acquainted a friend of mine who gets his news from the MSM and BBC of the Occupy Boston/Boston Food Bank story. I hope he gets a chance to read this because I suspect the MSM & BBC will not be reporting on it anytime soon.

Reported or no, perhaps this will be the Admiral Akbar moment for the MSM the Democrats and Mika Brzezinski on the occupy protests:

Or if they won’t listen to Akbar maybe they will listen to Sheldon:

But I suspect not.

Exit question: If violence takes place during the occupy protests and the MSM doesn’t report it, does the GOP still use it during election 2012? (actually it’s not a question at all).

Update: When even Martin Basier is questioning things

Update 2: Instalanche and Glenn has a link to this story out of Occupy Boston:

According to a Boston police report, a disgruntled homeless man got into an argument at 6:15 p.m. with Occupiers because he “had nowhere to stay.” The man urinated on a tent and then allegedly pulled a knife on a group of 10 shocked protesters. No one was stabbed but several protesters later told cops they felt “threatened” by the incident.

Cops assigned to the site grabbed the man, searched him and found a hypodermic needle and a knife. The blade was seized, but the alleged victims would not provide their names to police, so the man was not arrested, police said.

Yup can’t be co-operating with the police, sounds too Tea-Party ish.

Via JammieWearingFool who notes:

Now they know how productive members of society feel. Taxpayers support these freeloaders, they don’t bring anything to the table, and you know what? It gets really frustrating.

Welcome to reality, folks.

Will the protestors get have their Admiral Akbar moment before the press and the democrats?

What else do you call someone who says this: (emphasis mine)

As she returned to her family home in northern Gaza, Wafa al-Bis insisted she would seize any opportunity to mount another suicide mission and encouraged dozens of cheering schoolchildren to follow her example.

Bis was one of hundreds of Palestinian militants freed by Israel on Tuesday in the first phase of a prisoner swap agreed with Hamas, Gaza’s Islamist overlords, to win the freedom of Sgt Maj Shalit after five years in solitary confinement.

Well Hamas considers itself at war with Israel so I’m sure she had a military target in mind:

Her target, Israel says, was a hospital where she had been given permission to seek treatment for burns she sustained in a gas tank explosion. She never got there. Stopped by suspicious Israeli soldiers at a checkpoint on Gaza’s border, she was discovered with 22lb of explosives sewn into a belt inside her underwear. Bis tried to blow herself up but the detonator malfunctioned.

Hey it’s not like her family backs her on this:

Bis’s mother Salma said she had no idea of her daughter’s mission — but added that she felt she had no choice but to encourage her in her chosen course of life. “This is Jihad, it is an honourable thing and I am proud of her,” she said.

Let’s be blunt: Hamas is at war with Israel, and admit it or not Israel is at war with Hamas. Israel should not be allowing “Palestinians” from Gaza into Israel for any reason. I don’t know if Israel uses Drones, but this woman is a self-proclaimed terrorist who declares she will try to kill again. They are rather expensive but If Israel ever decided to target her with one, I’m OK with it.

Oh and Israel, two words when it comes to Terrorists captured attempting to kill Israelis: Death Penalty!

Update: Missing link put in.

Over Amarillo Texas:

“You’re all going to die,” a man dressed in black screamed at passengers Tuesday afternoon. “You’re all going to hell. Allahu Akbar,” translated as God is great in Arabic.

Federal authorities arrested Ali Reza Shahsavari, 29, of Indialantic, Fla., onboard the Boeing 737 after pilots made an emergency landing at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport at 3:30 p.m.

At least I think they’re Methodists. Maybe these guys are too:

Five men in their twenties, described as French-Moroccan Muslims, are being questioned by the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force and by officials of the Department of Homeland Security after they were arrested inside the 120 year old Bexar County Courthouse in downtown San Antonio shortly before 2 this morning, 1200 WOAI news reports.

I’m sure it’s nothing Islamic or terror related, they must be part of the new “occupy airlines” or the “occupy Bexar county courthouse movement, only without the 5 star food.