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  • Biden’s inner circle shrinks to these two men, sources say, with one likened to Rasputin

    07/04/2024 4:03:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/04/24 | Steven Nelson
    WASHINGTON — President Biden’s inner circle has gotten smaller following his disastrous debate last week — with his wife’s top aide Anthony Bernal emerging as one of the 81-year-old’s key advisers alongside longtime confidante Mike Donilon, four sources close to or inside the White House tell The Post. Bernal, 51, is a divisive figure for allegedly bullying and sexually harassing colleagues — and his influence was likened by three sources to that held by the mystic Grigori Rasputin over the family and court of Nicholas II, the last czar of Russia. First lady Jill Biden considers Bernal her “work husband”...
  • Big Picture Debrief – We Are in an Abusive Relationship, Accepting Isolation

    12/16/2023 1:19:26 AM PST · by spirited irish · 9 replies
    PatriotandLiberty ^ | 12/23 | Sundance
    I have noted several times in the past few years that the nature of our relationship with government seems to have shifted. Specifically, We The People now appear to be in an abusive relationship with government. In all abusive relationships there is a common set of behaviors; the DC control system is following a familiar pattern. My recent research trips helped me to understand exactly how severe and deep this shift has become.Certain abusers distort reality in the mind of their victims through gaslighting. Essentially manipulative and strategic lying, to make the abused think something, perhaps even their reality, is...
  • Nowhere Man: When You Become an Alien in Your Own Land

    06/05/2023 1:50:51 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 10 replies
    PatriotandLiberty ^ | 5/31/23 | Thomas Buckley
    There can be few experiences more traumatizing than suddenly becoming an alien in your own land. The primal fear of the hate-fueled mob coming to get you, burning torches in hand, runs through our human DNA.That is the pandemic experience of tens of millions of Americans, condensed in two sentences.One moment, you’re waving to a longtime neighbor. The next, the neighbor is calling the police because you are violating the lockdown.
  • They’re Coming To Take You Away

    05/12/2023 2:28:47 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 13 replies
    PatriotandLiberty ^ | 5/9/23 | Michael Lesher
    When the monolithic narrative that is all they have been taught lies in ruins, they will replace it not with a rational, informed alternative – for they will know of none – but with whatever satisfies the rage of a population that realizes, too late, that it has been hoodwinked.”
  • The Unvaccinated: the new COVID Scapegoats: Are vaccine mandates next?

    08/06/2021 8:22:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    The Reactionary ^ | 08/06/2021
    They have found a COVID scapegoat. It is you.Persuasion to get the COVID vaccines failed with some Americans, as those who seek to persuade – namely government officials and the media – have no credibility. Onto the next step: a collective effort by the press, corporations, and the government to blame and vilify and target the unvaccinated. This is no coincidence, as such efforts help deflect responsibility from those who caused and created this problem in the first place.In New York City, you will need proof of a COVID vaccine for indoor dining, gyms, and concerts.If you want to participate...
  • US troops punished over airstrike on Afghan hospital that left 42 dead last year

    03/18/2016 8:03:33 AM PDT · by Gritty · 36 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 18 March 2016 | Ben Tufft
    US military personnel involved in a devastating airstrike on a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders in (Kunduz) Afghanistan last year have or will be punished... The bombing... left 42 people dead. ... the US military blamed human error for the airstrike... President Barack Obama has apologized...
  • Climategate II And The Rise Of Climate McCarthyism

    05/17/2014 6:03:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 5/16/2014 | Editorial
    Global Warming: A noted researcher who questioned the climate's sensitivity to greenhouse gases says his paper is not being published for ideological reasons and because it might fuel doubt in the climate change story. First the climate change zealots tried to manipulate the data. Now they are trying to control the debate they claim is over. It's not over, though, and the science is not settled as true science never is. But those, such as Swedish climate scientist Lennart Bengtsson, who dare to challenge the climate change orthodoxy are being silenced in an organized campaign.
  • Old Senile Barking Moonbat explodes into rage!(LOLZORS!)

    10/15/2011 11:31:48 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 25 replies
    HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! This guys is angry at congress but says nothing about the failure of Obama!
  • The Scapegoat Strategy [Obama's Final Strategy For Re-Election: "Find Villains" says Krauthammer]

    10/13/2011 7:09:44 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 13, 2011
    The Scapegoat Strategy By Charles Krauthammer October 13 What do you do if you can’t run on your record — on 9 percent unemployment, stagnant growth and ruinous deficits as far as the eye can see? How to run when you are asked whether Americans are better off than they were four years ago and you are compelled to answer no? Play the outsider. Declare yourself the underdog. Denounce Washington as if the electorate hasn’t noticed that you’ve been in charge of it for nearly three years. But above all: Find villains. President Obama first tried finding excuses, blaming America’s...
  • See No Evil

    01/14/2011 2:47:12 AM PST · by Scanian · 10 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 14, 2011 | Robin od Berkeley
    One of the first books that made me thirst for God was, ironically, about His polar opposite. The book is Andrew Delbanco's The Death of Satan: How Americans Have Lost the Sense of Evil, The author describes the disastrous results of Americans rejecting the concept of evil. When Satan was alive and well, citizens practiced the Ten Commandments, atoned for their sins, and worried about eternal damnation. But today, inhabitants eschew the devil as an anachronism of days gone by. And what has been the result of the Death of Satan? More bloodshed than ever before in the history of...

    10/04/2009 12:15:13 PM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 353+ views
    Pasadena Sub Rosa ^ | October 4, 2009 | Wayne Lusvardi
    John Fund - WSJ "Obama's Two America's" Excerpt: Why is Barack Obama having trouble getting a health care plan through a Congress dominated by his own party? Partly because the coalition that elected him is an unwieldy blend of the rich and the poor. The two groups view the need for radical surgery on the nation's health delivery system quite differently. But he also calls the Obama coalition a fragile one when it comes to economic issues. The Gallup Poll reports that voters earning under $30,000 a year wanted health care reform by a 13-point margin. But those earning...
  • Obama, Alinsky, and Scapegoats

    04/24/2009 6:08:59 PM PDT · by neverdem · 90 replies · 4,217+ views
    American Thinker ^ | April 24, 2009 | James Lewis
    'Pick the Target, Freeze It, Personalize It  and Polarize It.'   - Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals.  That's what Barack Obama taught his ACORN followers in all his Community Agitator classes in Chicago. That slogan defines mob scapegoating, of course. It is an exact prescription for whipping up mobs -- by race, by gender, by ethnicity, by religion. If you want to know how to whip a mob of Pakistani Taliban fascisti to whip a young girl for flirting with a young man in public, this is exactly what you do: Pick the Target, Freeze It, Personality It, and Polarize It....
  • Military justice under spotlight in Hamdania case - 'Pendleton 8' - 7 Marines, 1 Navy Corpsman

    06/25/2006 9:53:59 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 965+ views
    North County Times ^ | 6/25/06 | Teri Figueroa and Willian Finn Bennett
    The military justice system is taking center stage now that murder and kidnapping charges have been filed against seven Camp Pendleton-based Marines and a Navy corpsman in the alleged premeditated abduction and slaying of an unarmed Iraqi man. The case against the Kilo Company members from the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment is one of the most serious to arise out of the U.S. presence in Iraq, and military officials are taking the first procedural steps toward a possible court-martial for the accused. In many respects, the military's system of justice works the way it does in the civilian world....

    06/21/2006 8:17:21 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 289 replies · 8,986+ views
    ABC News ^ | 6/21/06
    ABC News has learned that charges will be filed against 7 Marines and One Navy Corpsmen. The charges are expected to include murder, conspiracy and obstruction of justice in relation to the killing of an unarmed Iraqi civilian in the town of Hamdania.
  • Kalishnikov - Bio of the Big Gun (anti-gun hysterics alert!)

    06/14/2006 2:03:11 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 9 replies · 641+ views
    ABC News International ^ | 6/13/2006 | NICK WATT
    June 12, 2006 — From Liberia to Afghanistan to the jungles of South America and the badlands of Iraq, the weapon of choice is nearly always the Kalashnikov. But it wasn't supposed to be that way...
  • Two Iraq abuse soldiers will appeal

    03/24/2005 11:03:39 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 83+ views
    Two soldiers who were jailed and thrown out the Army for abusing Iraqi prisoners are launching an appeal against their convictions. Corporal Daniel Kenyon and Lance Corporal Mark Cooley, both from Newcastle upon Tyne, were convicted at a court martial in Germany in February. Stuart Jackson, who represents both defendants, said: "I can confirm that an appeal has been lodged against sentencing and conviction." He said further details about the appeal would be released next week. The mistreatment of the civilian detainees took place at an aid facility known as Camp Bread Basket, near Basra, in May 2003. Cooley, 25,...
  • CBS Fires Mapes

    01/10/2005 7:02:45 AM PST · by 1Old Pro · 405 replies · 12,240+ views
    cbs radio news
    Report just issues, mapes finally fired
  • NYT: Democrats Weigh De-emphasizing Abortion as an Issue - Reassessing touchstone election issues

    12/24/2004 7:08:45 AM PST · by OESY · 50 replies · 1,596+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 24, 2004 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 - Democratic leaders say their party needs to de-emphasize the issue of abortion rights, concerned that Republicans have hurt the Democratic Party by portraying it as an uncompromising champion of abortion. In interviews and public appearances since Election Day, Democratic officials have said that the party should open its doors to abortion opponents and that candidates should make abortion a less central focus of future campaigns. Party leaders said they were not abandoning their fundamental support for abortion rights, but said Democrats should consider accepting some restrictions that enjoy popular support - like parental notification when teenagers...
  • It's lucky they exist

    05/17/2004 8:07:06 AM PDT · by liberallarry · 122+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | May 17, 2004 | Nadav Shragai
    An ill wind is blowing in the country these days. A wind of hostility and hatred, the left's hatred of the "settlers." They are the ones who are really to blame for the terror, for the killing of our soldiers, for the killing of our children. These strange people, who abandon their children to the fire of the terrorists, who dared to win a democratic referendum, whose format was determined by their rivals - they are the ones who had the chutzpah to tell the residents of the development towns that we already left the Gaza Strip, and that...
  • El Paso Faults Employees

    05/03/2004 2:38:14 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 3 replies · 173+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Monday, May 3, 2004 | Reuters
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Some El Paso Corp. (NYSE:EP - news) employees may knowingly have used incorrect estimates to boost proven natural gas reserves over five years, the natural gas pipeline operator said on Monday. An independent review, which the Houston-based natural gas pipeline operator launched after it slashed its proven natural gas reserves by 41 percent in February, also found that some El Paso employees used methods that were aggressive and unsupportable, or inconsistent with guidelines, to book proven reserves. El Paso's move to slash its reserves came just weeks...