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… Amazing ! [#Miz Hillary][#responsibility]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,June 21st,2016

.. how could she ?? …

.. does she understand the meaning of the word ” responsibility ?? ” …

.. I am sure that she does not …

.. [h/t — Newsbusters.org]…
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. finally Miz Hillary had an interview with someone of note in the media . Unfortunately , it was a loonie – leftie like Brianna keilor at C.N.N. . Even so , Keilor did not do all that bad a job . Even more so , Miz Hillary made some major stumbles . Boy , did she ever !! …

.. Miz Hillary would not take responsibility for anything … ANYTHING at all ! ..

.. how disgusting ! ..

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… What was She Thinking ? [#Fredericka Whitfield][#CNN]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,May 12th,2016

.. what a boneheaded stunt by ” Freddie ” …

.. what a colossal blunder ..

.. the other week , there was a ” lone wolf ” assault on the HQ of the Dallas P.D. . Yes , the Dallas P.D. . This guy came armed and packin ‘ ..

.. [h/t — Newsbusters.org]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. amazingly enough , on air , CNN ‘ s Fredericka Whitfield called the actions ” courageous and brave , if not a bit crazy . ”

.. what the hell must she have been thinking , for God ‘ s Sake . What she said was unpardonable and unforgivable …

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… You Want to Try That Again , Charlie [Rangel][#nypd murders][#protestors]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,January 1st,2015

.. well the protestors made complete and total asses of themselves …

.. yes , in NYC . They were chanting something obscene , namely ” … what do we want ? dead cops . when do we want it ? now ! … ”

.. believe it or not …

.. [h/t — LibertyUnyielding.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post // video clips …

.. well , when disgraced Congresscritter Charlie Rangel was confronted with it on CNN , Ashleigh Banfield went on the attack . She nailed his butt to the wall , and tattooed it royally …

.. [h/t — YidWithLid.blogspot.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post // vldeo clip …

.. great pickup , Jeff Dunetz …

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… Dan Bongion is Right [#Louis Head]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,December 12th,2014

.. Louis Head is , of course , Michael Brown ‘ s stepfather . He has become infamous for his actions and antics regarding the riots regarding his stepson . It is not just his acts in August that are a problem , though …

.. more likely , it is his deliberate acts immediately after the release of the grand jury ‘ s findings in the Darren Wilson case . He went , to be rather frank , really crazy …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop.com]..
.. [link] to the interview clip …

.. former Secret Service agent [and member of the Presidential detail] Dan Bongino went at it with a C.N.N. host over Head ‘ s actions . Any good agent who makes the Pres detail is already an experienced investigator …

.. why Head is not already in a jail cell is beyond me . He was clearly acting to incite a riot , and he needs to be brought to account for his actions …

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… It makes you Wonder [What does Rupert Murdoch Want]

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,August 4th,2014

.. with Time Warner ?? …

.. it is not CNN , for obvious reasons ..

.. [h/t — Newsmax]..
.. [link] to the news article …

.. my guess is that it is Time – Warner ‘ s cable channels . They are T-W ‘ s crown jewels . CNN will bring quite a chunk of change ; the question is , who will sell it , and who will buy it …

.. never underestimate Rupert Murdoch . He has his reasons for going after Time – Warner … if he really wants it , he will get it …

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… Yeow [#bergdahl] , from one who knows …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,June 8th,2014

.. retired Army Sergeant Josh Korder was one of the troopers who served with Bowe Bergdahl . Now , it appears that higher – ups wanted the truth silenced and covered up …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to the interview footage ..

.. now these guys are coming out of the woodwork . The ObamaCrap White House really blundered on this . They thought that these guys would stay silent . Wrong !! …

.. since they are now coming forth , Army JAG is almost forced into doing a thorough JAGmen investigation of the entire episode . It does not necessarily mean that Sgt. Bergdahl will be court – martialed . He may well be cashiered for his actions . The big thing is that for Sgt. Bergdahl ‘ s future , he may well want one , just to clear his name . An investigation now would be a good idea …

.. even more so now , the situation needs a thorough airing , especially for the actions of those who were called in to look for Sgt. Bergdahl , and especially those 6 young men who died . If Bergdahl really did desert , collaborate , or commit treason , he really does need to be prosecuted . It would need to be done to honour the memories of those who died …

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… the DemoCraps have a Serious Problem [#Climate Change fraud]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,June 8th,2014

.. Well , His Lordship brought forth his proposal for climate change . It is a real honey . It perpetrates a fraud , called climate change [also , ” global warming “] , and seeks to impose it on our economy …

.. well , the ObamaCraps have a various serious problem : They have next to no DemoCrap support . The Dems understand that the imposition of this proposal is economic suicide . Also , this proposal has no provision in the law for the E.P.A. to impose it . Also , there is no science to back it up …

.. [h/t — m.Newsbusters]..
.. [link] to the interview footage …

.. as Jake Tapper [CNN] indicated to EPA administrator Gina McCarthy , these proposals lack any serious DemoCrap support , as well as lack any foundation in the law . So , how does the Administration propose to save these proposals …

.. there is a very real threat that a veto – proof majority in both chambers of Congress will vote to overturn these proposals . Having to vote on them will put DemoCraps on the spot . Even Dingy Harry , who is up for re – election in 2016 . Reid may want to stop this , but can he ? He may not have the votes …

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… CNN making News [#Pvt. Bergdahl]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,June 4th,2014

.. yes , I have demoted him ..

.. it is abundantly clear that there is a mountain of evidence against him , and plenty of witnesses … ergo , I demoted him …

.. with the news , Anderson Cooper [CNN] had JayBoy Carney on the run on air this night . Carney was not comfortable , not at all ..

.. [h/t — Mediaite]..
.. [link] to the interview footage …

.. go get ‘ em , Anderson … You actually grew a pair …

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… the ObamaCraps are in Real Trouble [VAgate] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,May 22nd,2014

.. yes , first of all , it is a very serious scandal .

.. most definitely yes , it is serious enough to merit a ” -gate ” desgination . BenghaziGate is , too . BenghaziGate is the case of a coverup of the action or the inaction regarding the deaths of 4 brave American souls in the service of their country . It also includes the defraudking of the American people , due to the act of the coverup ..

.. with VAgate , THE ObamaCraps are clueless . Get a look at this TV interview …

.. [h/t — m.Newsbusters]..

.. [link] to the CNN interview …

.. when the White House Chief of Staff looks like a colossal idiot on national TV , you know that the reigning Admin is in deep doo – doo …

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… If You Are Going to Do an UnVarnished Look at Someone [Chicagoland / CNN]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,May 12th,2014

.. or something , do it .

.. do not screw around or get caught playing cutesy – poo . Especially if there is e – mail evidence of it . If that evidence does come out , everyone involved is going to look bad …

.. [h/t — Breitbart(BigJournalism)]..
.. [link] to the news article …

.. the Chicago Tribune obtained e – mails related to an 8 – part C.N.N. series on the city of Chicago and its immediate environs , entitled ” Chicagoland . ” Well , it ended up with mud on everyone ‘ s faces , because Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and his staff and CNN were caught in the act . Those knuckleheads were busted playing fast and cute with the facts , and defrauded the CNN audience …

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… I suspect that It is happening elsewhere [VA Scandal // Phoenix]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,May 2nd,2014

.. yea , I picked up on this ..

.. I was thinking about the vets that I know , including friends of mine , and members of my extended family …

.. I know , I know … Phoenix is in the spotlight on this one , but I doubt that it is the only one

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to the CNN news story ..

.. kudos to C.N.N. on this one .. this is the kind of hard news reporting that they used to do very well , and better than anyone . Maybe they can remember that , and go back to that …

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… No , Don , You have Made a Serious Mistake [criticizing POTUS] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,March 3rd,2014

.. Don Lemon is a young anchor at C.N.N. . Unlike most of the sturm und dreke at that network , Lemon has real possibilities . He is fairly liberal , though , but that does not bother me all that much . The guy has guts ….

.. in this instance , though , I believe that he has made a very serious mistake . This comes from where he was considering , as a professional , how much to criticize POTUS . The big problem with Lemon in this case is that he is taking race into account …

.. Yes , race . If he wants to be taken seriously as a professional , he should expect and deal with criticism as a professional , not a black professional . Ideally , it should be coming at him as someone who is a professional who happens to be black . The same applies to his ability to criticise POTUS …

.. He should criticize him as a President , not as our country ‘ s first black President (which Barack Obama certainly is) . The way in which it should happen is that he is POTUS , who happens to be black , and , to be honest , not so god damned thin – skinned ….

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the video segment ..

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… It is a Short One , but a Good One [ObamaCrapCare] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,December 17th,2013

.. [h/t www.freebeacon.com]..

.. this is a video [clip] of the general views of tech industry execs on CNN the other day .

.. As they put it , give them a supply of pizza , a deadline , and $1 million (or so) , and they could have done it , easy … it makes them sick to their stomachs that the feds blew around $650 million to build ” HealthCare.gov . ”

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… To be in Media , and to Get Schooled …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,November 22nd,2013

.. you figured that Mario Cuomo would have educated his children better .

[h/t — pjmedia.com]

.. Guess what ? He did n ‘ t . Watch this video clip [here] where U.S. Senator Ted Cruz [R-Tx] makes Chirs Cuomo look exceedingly foolish when Cuomo attempts to interview Cruz on CNN .

.. Trust me . It was not pretty …

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… Sticker Shock Panic [ObamaCrapCare]

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,November 15th,2013

.. gee , these knuckleheads just might actually get that website working .[Doubtful !]

ABC correspondent Jake Tapper during a prime t...

… CNN ‘ s Jake Tapper … (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

.. I know , I doubt it , too . Even if they did , those dummies know they have an even bigger problem . Sticker Shock . And how . It is one that those subsidies can only mask so much for so long . Even they are not all that much , and the sequester is limiting them to a certain level , and to a certain segment of the population . So , the geniuses in the ObamaCrap Administration are sweating bricks , big time .

.. Why ? Watch this video segment [link] from CNN ‘ s The Lead with Jake Tapper , and you will see why ….

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… Can Anyone Keep their Mouth Shut ? [National Security / Foreign Affairs] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,November 5th,2013

.. It is absolutely amazing when people , namely our allies , who work with us , and supposedly trust us , how they must be reacting and thinking when you have news that leaks out in the news media that should be better kept secret . Unfortunately , we have people in our government who have a big problem with keeping their big mouth shut .

.. Bob Gates , the former Defence Secretary , put it aptly a couple of years agao . It was , if I remember , when news of the Stuxnet virus had leaked out , but it had not been confirmed who did it , and why . Also , it was around the time that our Navy Seals got Osama Bin Laden , I think …
What he said , in response to a question about keeping national security secrets , especially when the ObamaCrap Administration kept leaking them , was a real dandy ….

… it was Shut the Fuck Up ! …

… a classic case of the damage that this lack of national security can do came up in a blog post by a favourite Reaganite columnist of mine , Dr. Elliot Abrams …

Is the United States Spilling Its Allies’ Secrets?

by Elliott Abrams November 1, 2013

The news of the last few weeks has been filled with complaints that the United States is electronically spying not only on enemies but on allies as well. As I wrote in a previous blog post, if we have in fact targeted the cell phones of leaders of friends and allies, such as German Chancellor Angela Merkel, we should stop. Yes, the world is a dangerous place and gentlemen do read each others’ mail, but deliberately targeting the leader of an ally such as Germany is wrong and stupid. And especially so given the risk, these days, that such conduct will leak and damage important allied relationships.Spying this way on allies is bad enough. Revealing their secrets to the press is even worse. Yet we have a pattern of doing this when it comes to Israel, and the most recent example came on October 31.

Earlier this past week a Syrian military base in Latakia was hit, and apparently an important quantity of missiles meant for delivery to Hezbollah were destroyed. There was speculation about the attack, including suggestions that Israel rather than Syrian rebels conducted it. But Israel remained mum, as it always does. It believes that its security is greatly enhanced by such silence, in part because bragging about these attacks might well humiliate Hezbollah or Assad and push them into some kind of retaliation. It is for this reason that Israel sought absolute American and Israeli official silence after its attack on the Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007. Indeed Israel still to this day, six years later, does not officially acknowledge that it conducted that attack. The United States remained silent about that attack until the danger of retaliation was thought to be gone.

But once again this week American officials told the press that Israel was responsible for an attack on Syria as soon as it occurred.

Here is the CNN story:

Israeli warplanes struck a military base near the Syrian port city of Latakia this week, an Obama administration official told CNN on Thursday. An explosion at a missile storage site in the area was reported in the Middle Eastern press, but an attack has not been confirmed by the Israeli government. The target, according to the Obama administration official, was missiles and related equipment the Israelis felt might be transferred to the Lebanon-based militant group Hezbollah. The official declined to be identified because of the sensitive nature of the information.

U.S. officials did this as recently as July, as a New York Times story reported:

Israel carried out an air attack in Syria this month that targeted advanced antiship cruise missiles sold to the Syria government by Russia, American officials said Saturday. The officials, who declined to be identified because they were discussing intelligence reports, said the attack occurred July 5 near Latakia, Syria’s principal port city.

And we did it in May:

A series of powerful explosions rocked the outskirts of Damascus early Sunday morning, which Syrian state television said was the result of Israeli missile attacks on a Syrian military installation. If true, it would be the second Israeli airstrike in Syria in two days and the third this year…An American official, who asked not to be identified because he was discussing intelligence reports, said the targeted shipment consisted of Iranian-made Fateh-110s

There is a pernicious pattern here, and other examples could be cited. Add this to the NSA revelations, and the United States seems to be aggressive in stealing the secrets of some close allies and aggressive in ignoring the interests of allies by conveying intelligence information to the press. The continuing leaks about what Israel has been doing are dangerous and damaging. Israel is acting where we are not, enforcing red lines when we have failed to do so, and assuming risks we have refused to take. We act as a poor ally if we repeatedly and indeed recklessly increase the risk to Israel by treating sensitive information as fodder for the press.

… LEC here again — we need to  do a much better job of protecting our nation  ‘ s secrets . Especially when they also involve those of also our allies . If we are going to have close allies , we are going to have to protect their secrets , as well , and not leak them to any press corps …

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… It is the Second Amendment , You Idiot ! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,October 16th,2013

.. it figures , for someone as aloof and as arrogant Piers Morgan of CNN .

.. Someone should have briefed him about the United States Constitution , in general , and the Second Amendment , in specific . This video clip , seen [here] , shows how absolutely obtuse Morgan really is …

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… Jack Lew , You are a Poor Steward [of the Nation ‘ s Finances] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,October 7th,2013

.. worse yet , you are a liar ..

.. if you know , or you knew , that we (our government) were going to  hit our national credit card limit , then you should have kept a large cash reserve … a much larger cash reserve …

.. also , you shut down parts of the government , until you get a raise in the limit on the national credit card ….

.. you also should be impeached , if there is a default . The decision is yours , and that of POTUS . No one else ‘ s . While part of the government is shut down , you pay the other bills , including the interest and the principal on the national debt …

.. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew appeared on five major talk shows Sunday morning to try to press House Republicans on the next

fiscal debate — raising the debt ceiling before an Oct. 17 deadline when the nation is expected to exhaust its borrowing authority.

Jack Lew - Caricature

Jack Lew – Caricature (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

“It would be like somebody saying I ran up my credit card and I decided not to pay it. You can’t do that,” Lew said on FNC ‘ s Fox News Sunday . “The United States is just too important to the world. Our currency is the world’s reserve currency.”

If Congress fails to act before mid-October, the United States government would default for the first time in history.

After Oct. 17, the government would be left with about $30 billion — an amount Lew says “won’t last long.”

“I can’t tell you,” he said. “We’ve never gotten to this point. We’ve never gotten to the point where the United States government has operated without the ability to borrow. It’s very dangerous. It’s reckless, because the reality is, there are no good choices if we run out of borrowing capacity and we run out of cash.”

Lew reiterated that President Barack Obama does not have the authority to raise the debt ceiling — eve though some Democratic lawmakers have called for him to act unilaterally.

“There is a desire here for there to be some kind of a magic solution,” he said on CNN. “There is an easy solution. A majority in Congress would do the right thing if given a chance to vote to open the government. A majority in Congress would do the right thing if given a chance to let us pay our bills. Congress needs to work, they need to do their job, but the majority needs to be given a chance.”

Last week, Lew released a six-page report on the dangers of default, part of a campaign to pressure House Republicans to vote to raise the debt ceiling before the Oct. 17 deadline.

“The United States has never defaulted on its obligations, and the U S. dollar and Treasury securities are at the center of the international financial system,” according to the report. “A default would be unprecedented and has the potential to be catastrophic: credit markets could freeze, the value of the dollar could plummet, U.S. interest rates could skyrocket, the negative spillovers could reverberate around the world, and there might be a financial crisis and recession that could echo the events of 2008 or worse.”

The report says that even the possibility of a default could roil financial markets and damage the economy with sharp declines in household wealth, increases in the cost of financing for businesses and households and a fall in private-sector confidence. It says that if the government shutdown drags on, it could make the U.S. economy even more susceptible to the adverse effects from a debt ceiling impasse than it was prior to the shutdown.

In 2011, according to the senior Treasury officials, just the possibility of potential default led to substantial effects on the U.S. economy.

On FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace, Lew said the government shutdown, now in its sixth day, was causing “real damage to the American people.”

The partial shutdown of the federal government for the first time in nearly two decades has furloughed 800,000 employees, shuttered monuments and parks and cut off some services.

“They need to do their job,'” Lew said on FOX. “They need to open the government.”

Lew said Obama wants to negotiate with House Republicans, but reiterated what the president has said all week — that he will not do that until after they re-open the government at current spending levels. “The president wants to negotiate,” he said.

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… Sick Bastard [ Dingy Harry Reid on the Shutdown ] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,October 2nd,2013

.. this dandy , coutesy of the Washington Free Beacon ..

Reid: ‘Why Would We Want To’ Help One Kid With Cancer ?

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) asked why Senate Democrats would want to fund the National Institutes of Health

Harry Reid (D-NV), United States Senator from ...

Harry Reid (D-NV), United States Senator from Nevada and Majority Leader of the United States Senate (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

to “help one child who has cancer” Wednesday when asked that question by CNN reporter Dana Bash.

DANA BASH: You all talked about children with cancer unable to go to clinical trials. The House is presumably going to pass a bill that funds at least the NIH. Given what you’ve said, will you at least pass that? And if not, aren’t you playing the same political games that Republicans are?

HARRY REID: Listen, Sen. Durbin explained that very well, and he did it here, did it on the floor earlier, as did Sen. Schumer. What right did they have to pick and choose what part of government is going to be funded? It’s obvious what’s going on here. You talk about reckless and irresponsible. Wow. What this is all about is Obamacare. They are obsessed. I don’t know what other word I can use. They’re obsessed with this Obamacare. It’s working now and it will continue to work and people will love it more than they do now by far. So they have no right to pick and choose.

BASH: But if you can help one child who has cancer, why wouldn’t you do it?

REID: Why would we want to do that? I have 1,100 people at Nellis Air Force base that are sitting home. They have a few problems of their own. This is — to have someone of your intelligence to suggest such a thing maybe means you’re irresponsible and reckless –

BASH: I’m just asking a question.

LEC here again — Big Oops ! Nice going , Dummy ! …

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… Disgusting [White House Aide Shoots off His Mouth] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,October 1st,2013

Obama Aide Compares Republicans to Suicide Bombers

President Obama’s assistant today compared negotiating with Republicans to negotiating with suicide bombers.

.. Senior advisor Dan Pfeiffer told CNN that Obamacare is “absolutely ready” to launch. “On October 1, you can talk to folks on the phone. The only thing that’s being delayed is the Web site. And there’s no deadline on the back end,” he said. “So, what we’re making sure is the experience people have is the right experience. We’re doing it in a time that makes sense.” “The process for applying for affordable health care is going to be tremendous compared on its own, but also compared to what people are dealing with right now.”

.. Pfeiffer said he’s “not worried about the politics of this today, tomorrow, five days from now.”

.. When asked by Jake Tapper about companies cutting back their workers’ hours to kick them into the exchanges, Pfeiffer said we have to “compare what’s happening now with what’s been happening for 10 years, long before Obamacare was even something that was possible to be law, is companies were dropping health insurance. The tens of millions of Americans have had their health insurance dropped, many of them in small businesses, long — because healthcare costs were skyrocketing.”

.. Tapper asked why the White House isn’t open to cutting some spending in debt-ceiling negotiations.

.. “What we’re not for is negotiating with people with a bomb strapped to their chest. We’re not going to do that,” Pfeiffer said. “So, if they want to have a discussion about how we reduce our deficits, how we help the middle class, how we give them a better bargain, lift the debt ceiling, take the full faith and credit of the United States off the table and let’s have a discussion.”

Obama adviser Dan Pfeiffer wasn’t talking about the Iranians Secretary of State John Kerry met with today — people who support Hizballah, deny the Holocaust and are developing nuclear weapons with the stated purpose of wiping out Israel. He also wasn’t talking about the Islamist rebels the administration is supporting in Syria.

He was talking about Republicans.

“What we’re not for is negotiating with people with a bomb strapped to their chest. We’re not going to do that,” Pfeiffer said. “So, if they want to have a discussion about how we reduce our deficits, how we help the middle class, how we give them a better bargain, lift the debt ceiling, take the full faith and credit of the United States off the table and let’s have a discussion.”

So it’s clear and official now, the Obama White House regards fellow Americans who disagree with them on policy as worse than Bashar al-Assad.

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… Even Sicker [White House Loudmouth] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,September 27th,2013

… if you thought yesterday was bad , today it is even worse . Live , and in video , Dan Pfeiffer , the White House Communications

Logo of the United States White House, especia...

Logo of the United States White House, especially in conjunction with offices like the Chief of Staff and Press Secretary. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

majordomo , making a [bleep] of himself on the Lead with Jake Tapper , on CNN … [link]

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… Actually , Nancy Pelosi , You Can ! [Budget Cuts] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,September 25th,2013

.. It is fairly simple , Ms. Pelosi …

[-] You figure out how much that you want to pay in taxes … ,

[-] You set priorities , and figure out how much you can afford to spend , and

[-] Ideally , you do not borrow …

.. There are plenty of places to cut , and there are plenty of agencies that can be shut down , or that can be phased out . Try it . You just might like it . Especially when you do it without tax increases , as is your wont , Nancy ….

… p.s. — you really think that I was going to post a picture of that witch . Not a chance in hell ….

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… Stupid [Another Jay Carney Classic screw – up] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,September 17th,2013

.. all White House Press Secretaries have made blunders . Hopefully , they do not make big ones . There are times that those big ones may well get someone fired , or worse , someone else killed . The pressure on those who do this job is unique , and quite intense . So , a screw – up once in a while is understandible …

.. However , Jay Carney is a first – class royal screwup . A screw – up ‘ s screwup . Considering his distinguised (at least fairly) as a

Logo of the United States White House, especia...

Logo of the United States White House, especially in conjunction with offices like the Chief of Staff and Press Secretary. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

newswriter and investigative journalist , principally at Time Magazine , you figured he would have been much better prepared . Especially , considering who he is married to (ABC and former CNN corresponder Claire Shipman) .

.. Boy , was today a bad day for JayBoy . You have to see this to believe it , but I will throw in the text in advance , so that you all will know what is coming …

[link] [h/t– RealClearPolitics]
ED HENRY: You mentioned at the top about the shooting and the president offered his thoughts and prayers and he pushed back his statement to allow the D.C. mayor and the police chief to talk about what they said was an active manhunt. There may be other shooters, they weren’t sure. They didn’t have all the facts, etc.

Why then did the president go ahead with what became a series of attacks on Republicans about the health care law, about, you know, the debt-ceiling fight, etc? Tonally, did it not seem a little bit off in the middle of this manhunt, people being informed about lives lost to move forward with an attack on the other side?

JAY CARNEY: Well, Ed, I think he addressed at the top of his speech about the five-year anniversary [of the 2008 financial crisis] and the need to make sure that we as a nation do not make mistakes, we as Washington do not make mistakes and, you know, reverse the progress that we have achieved. And I think that’s an important thing for the president to talk about. It’s an important thing for Congress to talk about and act on. And it’s entirely appropriate, today, for the president to talk about that.

We face, as the president noted, some looming deadlines. Congress needs to act. It has some very clear top-line responsibilities. Fund the government, pass bills that pay for the activities of the United States government. They insisted on a process whereby budgets were passed in the Senate and the House and now Republicans have blocked the process of reconciliation. They insisted on a process where the president would put forward his proposals that included compromise on things like entitlements. The president has done that. We’ve yet to see a counter-offer many, many, many months later.

So, time is short. We need to address these challenges. It is also true that we have an unfolding situation here in Washington with regards to the violent action and shootings and it’s entirely appropriate for the president to address that at the top of his remarks.

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… As Usual , the Media Messed it Up [Papal Letter to the Italian Media] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,September 15th,2013

.. Once again His Holiness , Pope Francis , has made headlines , this time for his supposedly radical op-ed comments on the

St. Peter's Basilica at Early Morning

St. Peter’s Basilica at Early Morning (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

possible salvation of non-believers. The stunning revelation: Non-believers can be saved if they act according to their consciences.

.. There is nothing radical or new about his words in terms of Church teaching . The media is also making a big deal out of this , as you might think . Those knuckleheads have sensationalized his words in order to make them compatible with or approving of any worldview . It is quite the opposite .

.. Many of Pope Francis’s public statements on contentious topics have been construed as indicators of “change” within the church. A CNN blog piece from July 2013, reporting on Francis’s views on homosexuality, said that the pope’s words “indicated a change in tone, if not in teaching, in the church’s stance towards gays and lesbians more generally.” Championing Pope Francis as the great “modifier” or “tailor” of Church teaching on modern social issues is misguided, but many news services have fallen into this trap. These misguided hopes explain why a headline such as “Pope Assures Atheists: You Don’t Have to Believe in God to Go to Heaven” can create a media firestorm.

.. The title of the article is itself extremely  misleading. To many it reads more like: “Everyone goes to Heaven regardless of what you believe,” when that is the opposite meaning of the message entirely : You ask me if the God of the Christians forgives those who don’t believe and who don’t seek the faith. I start by saying – and this is the fundamental thing – that God ’ s mercy has no limits , if you go to him with a sincere and contrite heart . The issue is for those that do not believe in God is for them to obey their conscience.

.. The Holy Father has recognized a two – pronged question concerning those who do not believe and do not seek , but , tellingly, he probes the latter prong first . He begins by saying that seeking is the fundamental thing. If you are a sincere seeker of the truth , and your sure conscience paves you a path , then you must follow it . Nothing radical there . The caveat, however, is that no one follows his conscience perfectly , theist or atheist , but in both instances what is offered is the same : a possibility of salvation , not a guarantee . Hence , there is a need for a search.

... the Holy Father , Pope Francis I ...

… the Holy Father , Pope Francis I …

.. Once Francis establishes that necessity, “peaceful and constructive dialogue,” as he put it in his op-ed, is of capital importance.  To avoid dialogue—to turn on autopilot—then, is to cease seeking the truth in a real way. Hence, what seeking the truth requires, inevitably and invariably, is dialogue with other human beings. Why Francis is perceived to be a groundbreaker in this regard isn’t clear.

.. Even in 1994, Pope John Paul II stated quite clearly, in his address to the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for Culture,

English: Pope John Paul II on 12 August 1993 i...

English: Pope John Paul II on 12 August 1993 in Denver (Colorado) Español: Papa Juan Pablo II el 12 de agosto de 1993 en Denver, Colorado. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

that “[i]t would be appropriate to seek [non-belief’s] historical, cultural, social and intellectual causes, and at the same time to promote a respectful and open dialogue with those who do not believe in God or who profess no religion.” The same notions of “seek” and “dialogue,” in the context of non-belief, were promulgated 19 years ago, before both Francis and Benedict.

.. What is being treated in many circles as a novel and welcome advance by the Catholic Church—through Francis—into the 21st century . It is nothing more than a simple moral point . It is consistent with the thinking of both the pope ’ s predecessors , and that of good old – fashioned common  sense.

[link] — this is a link to the english translation of the Papal Letter . It appeared originally in the Italian newspaper , Il Republica . Cue it up , and read it for yourself , and see what you think …

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… Nice Shot , Jake [Tapper , at Obama] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,September 14th,2013

.. Jake Tapper , as is his wont , likes to zing his subjects subtly . Well , he did it a little less so in this [clip] against POTUS and his crew …

… Jake is an excellent wordsmith . His talents are going to waste at C.N.N. . Eventually , I think , he will see the light , and , as they say , cross over the media ‘ s “river Jordan,” and move on to FoxNews …

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… It is a Day Late , POTUS , and a Dollar Short (to say the least) …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,August 23rd,2013

.. Now he starts to speak .

.. Since the evidence is clearly overwhelming , POTUS has finally found that his hand has been forced . He cannot ignore the obvious . Chemical Weapons have been used by the Assad regime in Damascus , and there is no getting around that fact . Also , sitting there , and doing nothing , for the ObamaCraps is not an option any longer .

.. POTUS called the apparent gassing of hundreds of Syrian civilians a “big event of grave concern” but stressed on Friday that he would not rush to embroil Americans in a costly new war.

As opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad braved the frontlines around Damascus to try and deliver tissue samples to U.N. inspectors from victims of Wednesday’s poisoning, Obama brushed over an interviewer’s reminder that he once called the use of chemical weapons a “red line” for U.S. action on Syria.

He played down the chances of Assad cooperating with a U.N. team that might, if given access soon, provide conclusive evidence of what happened. In any case, he would not react in haste to calls for U.S. intervention that would “mire” Americans in an undertaking that was counter to their long-term interests.

.. Noting budget constraints, problems of international law and a continuing U.S. casualty toll in Afghanistan, Obama told CNN:

“Sometimes what we’ve seen is that folks will call for immediate action, jumping into stuff that does not turn out well, gets us mired in very difficult situations, can result in us being drawn into very expensive, difficult, costly interventions that actually breed more resentment in the region.

“The United States continues to be the one country that people expect can do more than just simply protect their borders. But that does not mean that we have to get involved with everything immediately.

“We have to think through strategically what’s going to be in our long-term national interests.”

.. LEC again — International Law is arrived at by the acts and customs agreed upon by the Laws of Nations . It is not arrived at by cowardice in the face of evil , when evil will triumph , because supposedly good people do nothing , and invoke the Sergeant Schultz excuse , “I hear nothing , nothing , nothing …. ” . Part of those acts to be arrived at is for those of the forces of good to decide to stand up , they have had enough , and take action . Also , part of that situation is making sure that your word is your bond , and that your word is good . It means get your head out of your [bleep] , and get to it …

Asked about his comment – a year to the day before the poison fumes hit sleeping residents of rebel-held Damascus suburbs – that chemical weapons would be a red line for the United States, he replied: “If the U.S. goes in and attacks another country without a U.N. mandate and without clear evidence that can be presented, then there are questions in terms of whether international law supports it.”

LEC again — What a Wuss !!

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… Can ‘ t You All Shut Up [Sensitive Intelligence & Military Info] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,August 21st,2013

.. I will tell you this , I do find articles like this interesting and entertaining . However , they are very foolish , and dangerous to our nation ‘ s security , and that of our allies .

.. Yes , Al Qaeda had a mass meeting …
(h/t — Eli Lake , the Daily Beast and Josh Rogin , the Daily Beast)

Exclusive: Courier Led U.S. to al Qaeda Internet Conference

U.S. officials followed the Internet trail of an al Qaeda courier to learn the details of an electronic conference between more than 20 of the organization’s top officials.

Eli Lake , Josh Rogin  August 20th , 2013

Prior to the worldwide security alert that temporarily shuttered U.S. embassies throughout the Middle East earlier this month, authorities captured an al Qaeda courier who had in his possession a recording of a seven-hour Internet-hosted meeting between more than 20 senior al Qaeda leaders from around the globe, U.S. intelligence officials said.

On August 7, The Daily Beast first reported  that intelligence officials had learned of a remote conference between senior al Qaeda leaders, as well as representatives from al Qaeda branches in Iraq, the Maghreb, and Southeast Asia. The conversations that occurred on the conference, put together with other communications intelligence, prompted the Obama administration (#) to take drastic security precautions to address a vague but seemingly imminent threat on Western interests being planned by the terrorist organization.

The Daily Beast has learned new details about the conference, including that it was conducted over a secure Internet messaging system and that U.S. and Yemeni officials learned about it after intercepting the communications of an al Qaeda courier, who was subsequently captured by Yemen’s National Security Bureau with help from the CIA.

Earlier this summer, the al Qaeda courier began uploading (#) messages to a series of encrypted accounts containing minutes of what appeared to have been an important meeting. A U.S. intelligence agency was able to exploit a flaw in the courier’s operational security, intercepting the digital packets and locating the courier, according to two U.S. intelligence officials and one U.S. official who reviewed the intelligence. All three officials spoke on condition of anonymity.

The courier (#) remains in Yemeni custody. According to the three U.S. officials, Yemeni intelligence discovered a treasure trove of information in the courier’s possession, including not only meeting minutes but an actual Web recording of the seven-hour, Internet-based al Qaeda conference between the organization’s top leaders and representatives of its many affiliates and aspiring affiliates.

The conference was conducted in classical Arabic and included proxies and leaders from al Qaeda’s regional branches as well as the heads of the group’s various committees. Some participants in the conference joined via a video connection, others communicated only through audio, and still others in the conference communicated via text. The discussion ranged from routine business affairs to theological matters, according to the two U.S. intelligence officials who analyzed the intelligence haul from the courier.

The recording begins with a video address from Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of al Qaeda’s network. His participation surprised U.S. intelligence analysts, who believed the al Qaeda leader wouldn’t risk being part of real-time communication.

Zawahiri’s message begins with an assessment of current uprisings in the Middle East, the U.S. intelligence officials said, and compares America’s regional position with the Soviet Union in 1989, the year the Berlin Wall fell and the communist empire collapsed. Zawahiri urged others in the conference to take advantage of America’s declining influence in the region.

Zawahiri then announced his decision to make Nasser al-Wuhayshi (/articles/2013/08/09/meet-al-qaeda-s-new-general-manager-nasser-al-wuhayshi.html) the general manager of the group for a new phase in al Qaeda’s war strategy. He then disappeared from the virtual conference, but reappeared at later points with other messages during the seven-hour meeting.

Some participants in the conference joined via a video connection, others communicated only through audio, and still others in the conference communicated
via text.

Zawahiri did not answer direct questions, leading some U.S. intelligence agencies to assess that he monitored the session remotely and provided a third party with videos to be plugged into the conference. Other U.S. intelligence analysts, however, concluded that Zawahiri did participate directly. Wuhayshi answered questions from the participants, indicating that he was participating in real time.

Several other news outlets have reported various details of the al Qaeda conference. On August 6, NBC News reported (http://investigations.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/08/06/19898615-al-qaeda-wanted-attack-to-change-balance-of-power-in-middle-east-sources-say?lite) that at least three al Qaeda operatives participated in the communication. On August 9, CNN reported (http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2013/08/09/details-emerge-about-talk-between-al-qaeda-leaders/) that the operatives communicated through “some kind of encrypted messaging system, with multiple points of entry to allow for various parties to join in.”

CNN also quoted U.S. officials saying the communication was not a “traditional conference call,” taking issue with how The Daily Beast characterized the communication in the original report. On August 9, Bloomberg News reported (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-09/al-qaeda-militants-die-in-yemen-drone-strike-sahwa-says.html) that the embassy closings were prompted by the intercept of a communication between Zawahiri, Wuhayshi, and “other regional terrorist commanders.”

Around the time of the courier’s arrest, U.S. intelligence agencies also obtained what was believed to be coded messages that signaled an attack was imminent, a story first reported by CNN (http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/13/us/terror-alert-code-words) .

American intelligence agencies have cracked al Qaeda’s secure online communications before. In 2007, U.S. intelligence agencies intercepted a speech from Osama bin Laden (http://www.nysun.com/foreign/qaeda-goes-dark-after-a-us-slip/64163/) . That channel was compromised after details of the speech leaked to the U.S. media.

Since the September 11 attacks, U.S. intelligence agencies have monitored a series of password-protected websites, Internet forums, and other kinds of communications. But al Qaeda has developed advanced encryption methods and a proprietary technology allowing the group to conduct remote meetings, including video, voice, and chat capabilities.

“The technology is there for al Qaeda to have an encrypted cyber Web conference that exists over instant-message software with each other in a onetime-only chat room that disappears as soon as the conference is over,” said Laith al-Khouri, a senior consultant at Flashpoint Global Partners, an intelligence consulting group. “This can also carry video from the participants if they are using instant-messaging software that has the functionality of a video teleconference. I believe al Qaeda has that capability.”

LEC again — an entertaining article , yes . But , you idiots on the inside . Can ‘ t  you idiots learn to keep your damn mouths shut . This information is intelligence and national security related for a reason . It needs to be kept secret . I should not be able to read it . Neither should others . Use your heads . Think . Keep your damn mouths shut , for god ‘ s sake !

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… It is Time that You Got the Message [Filner]

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,August 19th,2013

.. Filthy Bob Filner , It is time that you got the message . It is time for you to go ! not tommorrow . Today . Now ! ..

.. this story from Ed Morrissey at HotAir.com is indicative of how pathetic this situation has become . oh , the city attorney obtaining a court order against Filner ‘ s return : fat chance . He is pond scum of the worst kind , but he is still an elected official . If he had a shred of decency or dignity , he would , could , or should resign . Either that , or , hopefully , the recall election will succeed …

I’d call this breaking news, except that everyone knows this is the end game anyway … or at least, everyone but Bob Filner. With an avalanche of lawsuits and graphic sexual harassment claims becoming public and a recall effort under way, there isn’t much else to mediate except the exit strategy:

Two inside, anonymous sources told Team 10 Mayor Bob Filner’s attorneys were in a mediation session Monday morning with City Attorney Jan Goldsmith and LA-based attorney Gloria Allred.

One of Team 10′s sources said the meeting was scheduled for late morning, with no set end time.

Another source said a retired federal judge is presiding over the mediation, which was designed to include a review of a potential resignation by Filner.

No one knows for sure who’s in the meeting. Two city council members are in the building, and may or may not be participating in the talks, but it’s not clear what other business would be more pressing for San Diego at the moment.

Meanwhile, the petition drive to recall Filner will proceed until events make it unnecessary:

Armed with clipboards and pens, volunteers hit the streets of San Diego to collect signatures they hope will lead to the recall of embattled Mayor Bob Filner.

“We’re going to be everywhere. We’re going to be at sporting events. We’re going to be at street fairs, arts shows — you name it, we will be out there,” Dave McCulloch, a recall organizer, told CNN affiliate KFMB on Sunday.

Filner planned to push back with a public campaign today, at least until the mediation meeting took place. It’s in the same kind of taste that Filner’s conduct exemplified, emphasis mine:

But while recall proponents scrambled to procure more than 101,000 signatures by September 26, Filner supporters planned a “We Will Not Be Silent” rally outside City Hall on Monday.

Wow. Just a tad bit Orwellian, eh? The odds of the pro-Filner campaign succeeding in rehabilitating his image are as slim as they are in good taste:

But the outrage is overwhelming. Roughly 81 percent of city residents want him to resign, according to a poll conducted by CNN affiliate KGTV. Another affiliate, KFMB, reported local radio hosts hired skywriters to spell out “Surrender Bob” over areas of the city last week.

Filner has been adamant so far that he would not resign. However, according to CNN, the city attorney might file a restraining order to keep Filner from returning and continuing the “hostile work environment” his harassment creates. That sounds like a long shot, and a bad precedent to set; any city attorney who has a political agenda could run that kind of attack against a duly-elected executive to run them out of office whether the complaints are legitimate or not. However, the threat of it might be enough to get Filner to resign through mediation, if not the probability of success in the recall effort with those poll numbers.

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… I am Thankful that the R.N.C. agrees with Me …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,August 16th,2013

.. and that CNN and NBC will not be able to participate in the upcoming debate season . At least one that is sponsored by the

Seal of the RNC

Seal of the RNC (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Republican National Committee , or by those of the State parties .

.. A Unanimous vote helps . So would some more concrete steps by the parties to incentivize or penalize the states in continuing to go along . The candidates , well , that is another issue . Getting them to co – operate may not be all that easy . Hopefully , they will see the wisom of the manuveur . Once more than one does so , the other candidates will eventually be forced to follow suit .

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… Reince Priebus is Right …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,August 8th,2013

.. If pMSNBC or CNN want to participate in the G.O.P. -sponsored debates , they had better put their consideration of their pro “Hillary” ads on the shelf . For Good ..

.. for the record , CNN is putting on an hour – long documentary on Miz Hillary . pNBC is planning on airing a four – hour

Reince Priebus

… Reince Priebus …

miniseries about you-know-who , about her life from (curiously) 1998 to the present . A further examination of  her earlier life would most certainly dig up some very interesting and juicy nuggets , being …

[-] the Lewinsky Affair , [-] the 1992 and 1996 campaigns , [-] the scandals (take your pick) , her professional life (the Rose Law firm in Little Rock , AR) , along with her actions as a part of the Watergate Committee in the U.S. House . [-] her early life , [-] her college career , including her seniour honours thesis at Wellesley College , and her time at law school , where she met you-know-who …

.. Miz Hillary will have no trouble selling herself . She does , however , have a record , to defend . Not just in the ObamaCrap Administration (as SecState) , but her time in the Senate , and her political activities (including FileGate and the Fundraising scandals) during Wilhelm der Fibmeister ‘ s time degrading the White House . She does not need any help .  And the networks propose to give it to her , anyway ?

.. no , No , Absolutely , HELL NO  ! … Priebus is right on the button . If those networks want to air what are in effect campaign ads for Miz Hillary , then they can forget about participating in any G.O.P. – sponsored debates . Make sure that the “chattering classes” and the consultants get the message . Force them to play ball . Or , they can get themselves frozen out by the party , and the large campaign committees and fundraising efforts that the R.N.C. (and as many state parties as can be browbeaten into line) can bring to bear . Make them hear the message loud and clear !! …

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