Lots of DaTechGuy this Saturday:

At 6 AM EST I’l be guest hosting for Mike Wade on Conservatively Speaking on WCRN AM 83o Worcester.

We’ll be talking ISIS, the primary, if conservatives should back Baker, Brown or any other republican whose name begins with B.  We might even have a special Conservatively Speaking version of DaMagnificent Panel.

You can call in at 508-438-0965 and listen live here

At 9 AM I’ll jump into my car and drive up route 12 to the Natural Discount Shop 614 North Main St Leominster we’re DaTechGuy on DaRadio will be broadcasting live on the last day of their 30% anniversary sale (mention their 34th anniversary & get an extra 4% off)

We’ll have books, Doctor Who CD’s and Happy Jacks Grille Bucks to give away for people who show and as we did last week we’ll record a special 2nd hour podcast available only on this site & at the 405 media online during the week.

You can listen live here or call 888-9-fedora

And of course we are played on FTR Radio and the 405 media as well

Be merciful, just as (also) your Father is merciful.

Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven.

Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.

Luke 6:36-38

King Richard IV: As the good Lord said: “Love thy neighbour as thyself, unless he’s Turkish, in which case, kill the Bastard!”

Black Adder Born to be King 1983

“If you will not stand with Israel and the Jews,” he said. “Then I will not stand with you. Good night, and God bless.”

Ted Cruz

 

One of the great crimes of the last decade has been the systematic persecution & murder of Christians worldwide.  This has been particularly acute in the middle east where Christian communities that have existed since the time of Christ and Apostle are being driven out of their homes, murdered and enslaved.

Their plight has been largely ignored by the media and the powers that be, only some blogs and a very few pols of prominence have spoken out about this injustice.  One them has been Ted Cruz a likely candidate for President of the United States.

Yesterday at the Middle East Christian Conference Cruz got up as the Keynote speaker meaning that at last their plight might get attention

 Religious bigotry is a cancer with many manifestations,” he continued. “ISIS, al-Qaida, Hezbollah, Hamas, state sponsors like Syria and Iran, are all engaged in a vicious genocidal campaign to destroy religious minorities in the Middle East. Sometimes we are told not to loop these groups together, that we have to understand their so called nuances and differences. But we shouldn’t try to parse different manifestations of evil that are on a murderous rampage through the region. Hate is hate, and murder is murder. Our purpose here tonight is to highlight a terrible injustice, a humanitarian crisis

For people seeking mercy and help it was a grand moment right up until he mentioned a group of people that apparently these Middle East Christians had no mercy for, the children of Israel:

Christians have no greater ally than Israel,” he said, at which point members of the crowd began to yell “stop it” and booed him.

this continued until the final climatic moment


Thus did those seeking mercy and help, those seeing to highlight their plight chase away their highest profile ally in the US government. Cruz spoke of it later:

“I came to this event tonight to help shine a light on the tragic persecution and slaughter of Christians by ISIS and Islamic radicals throughout the Middle East. American leaders have been far too silent as to this horrific evil,” Cruz said. “But bigotry and hatred have no place in this discussion. Antisemitism is a corrosive evil, and it reared its ugly head tonight.”
Because of the “bigotry and hatred,” Cruz said he had to leave the event.

“After just a few minutes, I had no choice,” Cruz said. “I told them that if you will not stand with Israel, if you will not stand with the Jews, then I will not stand with you. And then I walked off the stage.”

But this was not the ultimate irony, that followed his departure when…

Antiochian Orthodox Metropolitan Joseph Zahlawi, who leads the Antiochian Orthodox in North America, soon after led those present in the Lord’s Prayer.

and ironically as a group prayed these words…

Forgive us our tresspasses as we forgive those who trespasses against us.

…apparently oblivious to petition they were asking of God.

As I’ve said many times, the right thing is invariably the smart thing.  The decision of these Middle East Christians to elevate their hatred of Jews over their love of Christ not to mention the plight of their own people was not only the wrong thing, it was the dumb thing and will likely extract a price in line with the prayer that they offered.

On the bright side for all there, there will be ample opportunity for those in attendance for the next two days to find a priest for sacramental confession.

However at Hotair. Allahpundit notes that Cruz acted wisely:

The conference was a minor political headache for Cruz by the time he came to the podium thanks to this Free Beacon story yesterday noting that a few of the other speakers were known to back Hezbollah and Bashar Assad, a.k.a. our new allies against ISIS. (The Beacon’s headline: “Cruz Headlines Conference Featuring Hezbollah Supporters.”) If his audience had sat quietly during his passages on Israel, the Beacon would probably be pressing him today to explain why he deigned to speak at an event with people like that sharing the dais. How pro-Israel can he really be? Instead, the crowd started booing him — Lebanon’s ambassador to the U.S. supposedly left the room in anger — and he not only stood his ground, he pressed the point. That’s brilliant political signaling, not just in terms of demonstrating his commitment to Israel but in showing his conservative base that he refuses to retreat under political pressure.

The sad thing about all this. This nonsense is overshadowing an actual crisis that deserves attention.

By A.P. Dillon

“Let me say it as simply as I can: Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency.”
Barack Obama, January 21, 2009

This administration has proven to be the least transparent in history. It would seem that the only transparency we’re getting from this administration is unintended in nature.

On Friday, September 5th, the DOJ’s Office of Public affairs called Oversight Majority’s committee’s communications office by accident to ask for help spinning the IRS scandal and about leaking items to the press?!  What… a… bombshell. And gee, not a smidgeon of corruption there!

Breitbart has the whole story including the letter sent by Darrell Issa to Eric Holder.

Here’s the relevant bits:

The aide, Brian Fallon, is a former senior aide to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and a well-known personality on Capitol Hill. The letter describes Fallon as “audibly shaken” when he realizes his request to leak documents to help get ahead of news stories about them was mistakenly made to the very office he was seeking to undermine. Issa believes the call was intended to be made to Democratic Rep. Elijah Cumming’s staff, the ranking member on the oversight panel, the letter said.

According to the letter, Fallon – who is not named in the letter but confirmed he made the call – asked if the aides could release the IRS scandal documents to “selected reporters” to give Fallon an “opportunity to comment publicly on it.”

Fallon explained to Issa aides that the Justice Department’s Office of Legislative Affairs had not permitted him to release the documents to the public and he wanted to get ahead of the story “before the Majority” – meaning Issa – could share it, according to the letter.

Issa aides – who had placed the call on speakerphone – were “caught off guard by the unusual nature of the call and the odd request” and asked Fallon to “e-mail the material for evaluation.”

“At this point,” Fallon “abruptly placed the call on hold for approximately three minutes.” When Fallon returned to the call, “he was audibly shaken. He immediately stated that there was a ‘change in plans’ and that there would be no effort” by DOJ to release the material early.

And further down Issa swipes at Elijah Cummings, BOOM:

Issa said he is “disturbed” by the “apparently longstanding collaboration between the Obama administration and Ranking Member Cummings’ staff to obfuscate and prejudice the Committee’s work through under-the-table coordination.”

This turn of events is evidence of how deeply corrupted this administration is and how hollow the words of President Obama really are. Then again, think about what Free Speech means to this President.

More media are former Obama administration employees than you can shake a stick at. I’m a little surprised that Fallon just didn’t call the media directly. Certainly, Jay Carney could have helped them.

 

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Well the Massachusetts & New Hampshire Primaries are over and I have thoughts about the results

1. I think Martha Coakley has one advantage over Steve Grossman when it comes to facing Charlie Baker, because she has lost a race to a republican she is unlikely to take him lightly. Granted it’s unlikely the prospect of a national GOP wave will make any difference in Massachusetts, if you are a Democrat the last thing you want to do is let your guard down. Coakley has been burned once I doubt she’ll let herself get burned again.

2. Mark Fisher drew 25% of the vote. One must assume that this is the Tea Party ceiling in the state, 39,545. Charlie Baker didn’t need these votes to win the primary but he is definitely going to need them in November.

3. If you want to get an idea of how uphill a fight Baker has. with 98% of the vote in Baker drew 114,461. Don Berwick The Third place finisher in the Democrat primary who you likely never heard of drew 113,296. Think of it. Baker’s 74% of the GOP vote only outpolled an unknown democrat by 1,165 votes.

4. Let’s put it another way, it’s been suggested that a lot of conservatives took Democrat ballots to vote against Coakley. If every single one of those Grossman votes go to Baker and all of Berwick’s votes go to Coakley Baker loses by over 30,000 votes unless he draws those Fisher votes. This is what you call a rock and a hard place.

5. The most interesting result of the night in the state was Seth Moulton unseating Rep John Tierney in the 6th district drawing over 49% of the vote to Tierney’s 41% (three minor candidates drew a combined 9.7%

6. Tierney’s wife’s conviction for tax evasion should have doomed him in 2010 but he won re-election by 13 points that year and 1 point in 2012. The lesson? Voters in Massachusetts 6th district would rather elect a known Democrat Crook than any republican, conservative or liberal.

7. I’ve not seen a Democrat with a more attractive resume than Seth Mouton, businessman, Marine with 4 tours in Iraq however as I look at his issue page all I see a liberal who supports Obamacare, wants more gun laws and thinks Climate Change is the #1 issue facing the world. On the plus side he loves his country enough to fight for it and isn’t a crook.

I’m old enough to remember when those two sentences would have been almost a given for a democrat, now it’s extraordinary.

8. If Richard Tisei couldn’t beat John Tierney he has absolutely no prayer against Mouton. On social issues there is practically no difference between them (Moe Lane is dead wrong here) so Mouton’s 4 tours as a Marine in Iraq will be the deciding factor but that’s not as fatal as his but , particularly given that Tisei’s boycott of the convention was an embarrassment to both the party & Baker. While it was overshadowed by the party’s foolishness vis a vis Fisher there are people in the establishment with long memories who haven’t forgiven him.

7. With the house safely in GOP hands no matter what happens in Ma-6 the national party which might have kicked in a few bucks vs Tierney isn’t going to waste a penny in the impossible task of defeating Mouton.

8. In New Hampshire I was sad to see Andrew Hemingway lose the GOP primary for governor. He is a dynamic young man who would have been a great candidate.

9. The single most important number in Scott Brown’s victory yesterday is 49%. If NH had a runoff system like Mississippi Brown would have to face Jim Rubens head to head. That would have been an interesting race

10. Brown’s ability to get almost 50% in a contested GOP primary suggests that NH is at the tipping point. Within a generation or two NH will not be an acceptable destination for conservatives wanting out of Massachusetts & it wouldn’t surprise me to see them start fleeing NH for red states.

11. On the plus side for the GOP Brown’s large campaign chest is going to force Democrats to devote millions to keep NH from giving the GOP any bit of wiggle room if they take back the senate. (That alone should be enough of an argument for conservatives to unite behind Brown. Every dollar spent in NH by the left is a dollar they can’t spend to defend in NC LA or anywhere else.

12. The most hopeful result was Marilinda Garcia’s victory in the nh-2 congressional race. I’ve been following Garcia for a while and she is the real deal. I suspect the left will go all out to stop her even beyond Brown.

Barack Obama last night gave his “I”m going to destroy ISIS” speech

I’m going to save the debate of the wisdom, necessity and the strategy of what the http://time.com/3320666/obama-isis-speech-full-text/ for later, instead I want to point out one thing that should be clear to any person not wearing the title of “Low Information Voter”

The reason this president made this speech and stated so uniquely that we are going to destroy ISIS is because his collapsing polls numbers demanded it.

And this president has made it clear, that as a nation we will pay and price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend and oppose any foe, to ensure the survival and the success of said numbers.

If I was ISIS I’d find a third-party to hire a lobbying & PR firm to change US public opinion to bring down those numbers.

I guarantee if they can get those numbers low enough in the next sex months the bombs will stop.