Thursday, October 30, 2014

Democrats Push for New Heavy Regulations on Internet Postings, Drudge, and Blogs

So much for free speech – You remember, the First Amendment

by Warner Todd Huston – 25 Oct 2014

As the media prepared to vacate newsrooms for the weekend, Democrats snuck in a last minute proposal that the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) be allowed to heavily regulate political content on internet sites such as Youtube, blogs, and the Drudge Report.

Obama FEC Vice Chairperson Ann M. Ravel announced late on Friday that the FEC was preparing new regulations to give itself control over videos, Internet-based political campaigns, and other content on the web. She insisted that, “A reexamination of the commission’s approach to the internet and other emerging technologies is long overdue.”

This snap decision came after the FEC deadlocked 3-3 over whether or not an anti-Obama Internet campaign in Ohio had violated FEC campaign disclosure rules. The videos were placed for free on Youtube and were not paid advertising, but they also did not disclose who made them.

Until now, videos and other political content that is not posted for a fee are unregulated by the FEC. Only paid advertising is regulated under election rules. It is this that the Democrats want to change.

“FEC Chairman Lee E. Goodman, a Republican, said if regulation extends that far, then anybody who writes a political blog, runs a politically active news site, or even a chat room could be regulated,” [bold type: mine] the Washington Examiner reported on October 24. Continue reading at breitbart.com.

Judicial Watch: Obama Plans to Transfer Ebola-infected Foreigners to U.S. for Treatment

by Debra Heine 17 Oct 2014

Thursday night on Fox News, Charles Krauthammer predicted that it would only take “a couple more cases like Mr. Duncan” flying to the United States from West Africa with Ebola for the president to back down from his no travel ban position.

But if Judicial Watch’s sources are correct, Obama’s open door policy for people coming from Ebola infected countries, may creak open a little wider to allow the transfer of non-US citizens infected with the disease into the country for treatment.

It is unclear who would bear the high costs of transporting and treating non-citizen Ebola patients.  The plans include special waivers of laws and regulations that ban the admission of non-citizens with a communicable disease as dangerous as Ebola.

The plan – which may not even be legal – has been kept from Congress even though it should require the approval of Congress.

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The Fourth Horseman has Arrived

By Alan Caruba  October 9, 2014

“Disgusting that the President is still devoting more time to political fundraising than attending to his greatest responsibility, the protection of Americans.”

“I looked and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.” – Revelation 6:8

The Four Horsemen of Apocalypse as named in Revelation are Conquest, War, Famine, and Death.

It is an apt metaphor for what is occurring in America today. Ebola is now raging in several African nations, Liberia, Sierra Leon, Guinea, and Nigeria.

On September 30 the first African to make it to the U.S. with Ebola was identified. By October 8 he was dead. Ebola has arrived and, despite everything that the various agencies of the Obama Administration are telling us—the Centers for Disease Control and Homeland Security—I have no confidence it will not keep arriving.  Read more at canadafreepress.com.

Blue State Blues: My Zionist School Is Now a Muslim Academy

On Monday, I had the opportunity to visit the Muslim Community Center Academy, a new Islamic elementary school in the Chicago suburb of Skokie, my old home town. The MCC recently opened in the same building that once housed the Solomon Schechter Day School, the Jewish religious school I attended from second through eighth grade–the place where I first felt a personal connection to Zionism, Israel, and the Hebrew language.

Solomon Schechter closed its doors for two reasons. One is that Chicago’s Jews have slowly migrated outwards, leaving the city and inner suburbs for distant, more affluent areas further north. Some children who once would have attended Solomon Schechter in Skokie now commute to what used to be its sister school in Northbrook.

The second reason is that non-Orthodox Jews–i.e. the majority of the American Jewish population–have long since stopped investing in Jewish education. They will donate to other philanthropic causes, but have far less interest in studying Talmud or practicing Jewish rituals. Holly Rosenberg, Schechter’s principal, once noted with some frustration that Jewish donors were eagerly contributing millions of dollars to the Illinois Holocaust Museum nearby, but were doing little to ensure the continuity of the present-day local Jewish community.  Read more at Breitbart.comPlease read the entire article, especially the last few paragraphs – Thanks.

‘UN Human Rights Council is Oxymoron’ – Netanyahu to UN

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the United Nations General Assembly today that ISIS and Hamas are part of the same ‘poisonous’ tree. The PM went on to claim Israel has photographic evidence that Hamas has used human shields to defend themselves from Israeli bombs.

Here is a tiny snippet of Bibi’s speach:

And you can watch his full presentation below:

Obama Invites Indian Leader to Dinner While He Is Observing Religious Fast

With gaffes like this, Obama must have a secret wish to be Joe Biden.

Narendra Modi / AP

BY: Adam Kredo
September 29, 2014 3:30 pm

The Obama administration was grilled on Monday for inviting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a state dinner while he is fasting as part of a Hindu religious observance, a move that has been criticized by some as insensitive.

Obama will host Modi Monday evening at the White House “for a private dinner” that will also be attended by Vice President Joe Biden, the White House announced Monday morning. The event is closed to the press.  Read the full article at freebeacon.com.

Obama Critic Danesh D’Souza Spared Prison for Violating Election Law

(Reuters) – Conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza avoided prison on Tuesday when a U.S. judge sentenced him to serve eight months in a community confinement center after he pled guilty to violating campaign finance law.

D’Souza, 53, was ordered by U.S. District Judge Richard Berman in Manhattan to live in the center at the start of a five year probationary period in which he must do one day of community service a week. He must also pay a $30,000 fine and undergo weekly therapy, Berman said.

D’Souza, a frequent critic of U.S. President Barack Obama, admitted in May to illegally reimbursing two “straw donors” who donated $10,000 each to the unsuccessful 2012 U.S. Senate campaign in New York of Wendy Long, a Republican he had known since attending Dartmouth College in the early 1980s.  Read more at reuters.com.

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Benghazi Bombshell: Clinton State Department Official Reveals Details of Alleged Document Review

Hillary Clinton testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on "Benghazi: The Attacks and the Lessons Learned" in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 23, 2013. (Photo: Ron Sachs/Newscom)

Breaking: By Sharyl Attkisson, The Daily Signal

New Benghazi allegation puts spotlight on Hillary Clinton confidants, alleged after-hours document review.

As the House Select Committee on Benghazi prepares for its first hearing this week, a former State Department diplomat is coming forward with a startling allegation: Hillary Clinton confidants were part of an operation to “separate” damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya. Continue reading and watch videos at TheDailySignal.com.

BREAKING: Obama tells planet: Islamic State is NOT Islamic

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with members of the National Security Council in the Situation Room of the White House. Sept. 10, 2014.

In his prime-time speech to the nation on the eve of the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, President Obama vowed to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State insurgency in Iraq and Syria with airstrikes and 475 U.S. boots on the ground – but he also made a particular point of declaring that the Islamic State terrorists “are not Islamic.”

“Now let’s make two things clear: ISIL is not Islamic,” Obama said, speaking from the state floor of the White House residence. “No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim.”

He added, “And ISIL is certainly not a state. It was formerly al-Qaida’s affiliate in Iraq, and has taken advantage of sectarian strife and Syria’s civil war to gain territory on both sides of the Iraq-Syrian border. It is recognized by no government, nor the people it subjugates. ISIL is a terrorist organization, pure and simple. And it has no vision other than the slaughter of all who stand in its way.”  Read more at: www.wnd.com.

Breitbart News Says IRS Targeted Company for Audit

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The company that runs the conservative Breitbart.com news site says the IRS has selected the network for an audit, in a move company executives suggest is politically motivated.

Breitbart News Network, a California-based company which runs several conservative websites, says the IRS recently audited its 2012 financial information.

“The Obama administration’s timing on this is exquisite, but try as they might through various methods to silence us, we will only get more emboldened,” Stephen K. Bannon, executive chairman of Breitbart News Network, said in a written statement. Read more at foxnews.com.

Related: Sen. Cruz Questions IRS About Decision To Audit Breitbart News

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today (Sept. 9th) sent the following letter to the Internal Revenue Service regarding its decision to audit Breitbart News Network, LLC.

The full text of the letter is available here.

O’Keefe Brings Attention to Open Northern US Border

HOUSTON, Texas — Journalist James O’Keefe’s latest video brings attention to the lack of security along the U.S. border with Canada and the ability of terrorists to enter the U.S. by boat.

O’Keefe explains that Security experts say the rise of ISIS in Syria and Iraq has significantly increased the risk of an attack in the United States. O’Keefe explores the questions, “If an ISIS terrorist could get to Canada, could he hire a boat, could he bring poison or even the Ebola virus? Could he get across Lake Erie and into the United States … and could he do it without getting caught?” Continue reading at Breitbart.com.

Continue reading at Breitbart.com.

Obama: “I Should’ve Anticipated the Optics”

President Obama, seen smiling smiles as he sits at the wheel of a golf cart at Vineyard Golf Club, went golfing last month just hours after delivering a speech on ISIS. - nydailynews.com (Photo: Steve Senne, AP)

On Sunday’s Meet the Press, President Obama acknowledged that playing golf just minutes after addressing the nation about the brutal beheading of Journalist James Foley was a mistake. But did he concede that this showed disrespect to the Foley family? No. Did he admit that this revealed his lack of empathy and compassion? No. So what was his mistake?

Instead he said that he should have anticipated that hitting the links on Martha’s Vineyard just minutes after making that speech would be bad “optics.” In other words, that it would look bad, that the media would make him look bad. So what did Obama do right after taping the Meet the Press interview? You guessed it, he went golfing for about four hours, motorcade and all. How about those optics?

H/T: gatewaypumdit.com

13 Hours in Benghazi

In a new special, Fox News Reporting: 13 Hours in Benghazi, Anchor Bret Baier talks with three contractors who were there when it happened – boots on the ground, if you will.  They talked about their experiences that night and how they are haunted by them to this day.  And they spoke about how they were ready to respond within five minutes, but were ordered to “stand down.”  They finally went in on their own against orders.  These three brave men who were wounded that night strongly believe that lives would have been saved if they were allowed to act earlier and if the air support they called for had arrived.

The three are featured in a new book, 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi  by Mitchell Zuckoff to be released next week. This Fox News special will be shown again on:  Saturday, Sept. 6 at 5 p.m. & 9 p.m. ET and Sunday, Sept. 7 at 8 p.m. & 11 p.m. ET

You may watch this special broken down into five parts below:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

 

Say What You Want about Dubya, but He Sure Hit This Nail on the Head

Since before Barack Obama took office, he has been boasting about how he would end the war in Iraq and bring our troops home.

But his obvious lack of foreign policy and military expertise led him to leave Iraq too soon, and to do so out of political expediency. The evacuation of our troops in Iraq should not be a political move, but what is deemed wisest for our country overall.

And whether you liked George W. Bush or hated him, he was right about one thing regarding Iraq – a withdrawal of troops that is too rushed could completely destroy all the progress made in making Iraq a stable country.

Obama ignored this piece of wisdom, and the consequences couldn’t be worse for the United States or for Iraq.  Continue reading at: ConservativeTribune.com.

Sharyl Attkisson Schools ABC, CBS, NBC On How To Cover The IRS Scandal

(Story below video)

Unlike her colleagues at the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks, investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson, on Tuesday night, actually dug into the finer points behind the big bombshells revealed in the IRS scandal this week.

Invited on Fox Business Network’s Lou Dobbs Tonight to discuss the revelations of a Department of Justice (DOJ) lawyer confirming the existence of Lois Lerner’s “missing” e-mails and the IRS’s destruction of her Blackberry (stories the networks through Wednesday morning have yet to touch) Attkisson also did a great job of explaining the conflict of interest going on at the DOJ.

Laying down the trail of bread crumbs for any network reporter to follow, Attkisson told Dobbs that at the same time the DOJ was “defending the IRS in court in the civil case with Judicial Watch” it was “also investigating the IRS. So at the same time it’s supposed to conduct a fair and impartial investigation on the one hand…it is defending the IRS in court on the other hand on the missing document cases. I think there is a potential appearance of a conflict of interest there.”  Continue reading at MRC.org.

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